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Trivia / Guilty Gear

  • Author Existence Failure: The series has two examples.
    • Kaneto Shiozawa, the original voice actor for Zato-1, died from injuries sustained in a tragic accident. Takehito Koyasu would succeed him for that role.
    • Iemasa Kayumi, Slayer's voice actor, died on September 30, 2014. He had thankfully finished the recording for Xrd, and future appearances are now handled by Takaya Hashi
  • Bad Export for You: The PAL PS3 and PS4 releases of Xrd -SIGN- were not only released months after the NTSC and Japanese versions, but were also only released digitally and did not get any patches or support post-release, meaning the DLC characters cannot be used and the online was locked into playing with other PAL players.
  • Casting Gag:
  • The Character Died with Him: Kaneto Shiozawa, the original voice actor for Zato-1, died from injuries sustained in a tragic accident. After that, Zato "died" and his body was taken over by Eddie and he has been voiced by Takehito Koyasu... until Xrd, when he suddenly went back to being Zato-1, and still with Koyasu as the voice actor, Played with because he's considered an Empty Shell.
  • The Danza: Kikuko Inoue voices I-No.
  • Defictionalization: Zig Zagged, there are several clothing shops called Riot, not the same used by Sol and Bridget, but it's something funny to list.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Bacon for Baiken, after a common mispronunciation of her name.
    • ROFL-copter, for Robo-Ky, because of his Dust attack where he laughs while riding an exercise bicycle with, you guessed it, a helicopter rotor coming out of his head.
    • Dr. Baldhead to "Dr. Baghead."
    • Fullmetal Potemkin, Potemkin Elric, or Potemkin the Chopper due to his Xrd redesign bearing more than a passing resemblance to Alphonse and Barry the Chopper.
      • Alternatively, Panzerfaust, since he also looks like Panzerfaust.
    • Due this image of the new character Leo, having long blond hair and a shocked expression, he was inmediately compared with Speedwagon
    • Sol's Dragon Install in Xrd quickly became known as Metal Install by fans for obvious reasons.
    • Anji Mito is known as "Locomía" or "Locomía reject" by Spanish and/or Latin-American fans. Check this Locomia video to see why.
    • The redesign for Elphelt in -REVELATOR- is quickly becoming known as Edgephelt.
  • Fandom Nod:
    • One part of the first trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- had Sol giving Ky a taste of the Dust Loop.
    • Megalomania becoming I-No's Instant Kill in Xrd can't be coincidental.
  • Marth Debuted in Smash Bros.:
    • Order-Sol Debuted in Accent Core, the result of GGXX Slash remaining in Japan.
    • A.B.A averts this due to debuting in Isuka, which did get an overseas release.
  • No Export for You:
    • The Guilty Gear Petit titles for the Wonderswan Color, which introduced a character exclusive to them: Fanny.
    • Guilty Gear X Plus and Guilty Gear XX Slash. May lead to a slight Marth Debuted in Smash Bros. effect for Order-Sol.
    • Guilty Gear Vastedge XT, a pachinko slot game released into pachinko pallors and Japanese smartphones.
  • The Other Darrin: The series had many over voice actors the years, largely due to Arc System Works's inability to hire large-name voice actors, thus resulting in a mostly Amateur Cast, and many of the voice actors involved were never heard of again.
    • So far, Baiken has three. The original one, used exclusively in The Missing Link was Satomi Koorogi (the voice of May), who previously was the voice of Sakura (but not Mayo Suzukaze, who voiced the actual Kenshin Himura, off whom Baiken was based). The second one is Sudo Miho, whose deep voice acting was used in a good portion of Guilty Gear games, at least up until Accent Core, which had Chizu Yonemoto instead.
    • Potemkin originally was Hideyuki Anbe. From Guilty Gear X and onwards, he is voiced by Takashi Kondo.
    • Chipp Zanuff has three. The original one, used exclusively in The Missing Link was Takuya Morito. The second one is Takeshi Miura, who was from X all the way to Accent Core. In Xrd, he is now voiced by Yoshihisa Kawahara.
    • Zato-1 was originally voiced by Kaneto Shiozawa from The Missing Link to X. From XX onwards, he is voiced by Takehito Koyasu.
    • Like Zato-1, Faust/Dr. Baldhead was originally voiced by Kaneto Shiozawa. From X onwards, he is voiced by Takashi Kondo.
    • Kliff Undersn was originally voiced by Hatsuaki Takami. From X onwards he is voiced by Shigeru Sakano.
    • Justice has three. The original one, used exclusively in The Missing Link was Takuya Morito. In XX she is voiced by Yumiko Ogawa. The third, Wakana Sakuraba, only voices her in the Accent Core Plus story mode.
    • Venom's voice actor (Mikio Yaeda) was replaced with Junichi Suwabe aka Relius Clover.
    • Bridget was originally voiced by Hiroko Konishi. After she abandoned voice acting, Yukiko Kato too over the role in Accent Core.
    • Robo-Ky originally had Kantaro as his Battle Voice and Takeshi Kusao as his Story Mode voice. In Accent Core, Takumi Inoue voices him.
    • Testament originally was voiced by Takami Akkun. His voice actor from X onward is Akira Kobayashi, who uses aliases every single game. So far there's been Konishi Kobayashi and Kobayashi Katsuragi.
    • Jam Kuradoberi was originally voiced by Manami Komori. Beginning with Xrd -Revelator-, she's now voiced by Rei Matsuzaki
    • The most notable one is Sol, who for the longest time was voiced by series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari before Joji Nakata stepped into the role for Overture and Accent Core.
    • And now the English dub of Xrd has followed suit. Sol went from Troy Baker to David Forseth, Ky went from Liam O'Brien to Sam Riegel, and Sin went from Yuri Lowenthal to Lucien Dodge. Funnily enough, Liam and Yuri returned but only to voice different characters entirely: Axl and Bedman respectively.
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
  • Role Reprisal: While the dub of Xrd changed all of the voice actors for the returning characters, Michael McConnohie returned to reprise his role as Dr. Paradigm in the game's Story mode.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: The reason why it took forever for a new Guilty Gear game to come out since Overture was because Sega owned much of the franchise since 2004, as well as a legal dispute between Arc System Works (the production studio) and Sega (who own Sammy Entertainment's video game catalogue), until Arc System Works regained the entirety of the franchise in 2011.
  • Talking to Himself: Tara Platt plays both Milla and I-No in Xrd.
  • What Could Have Been: The prototype version of GG1, while not wholly different from the final product, did have more than a few noticeable differences.

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