* AuthorExistenceFailure: The series has two examples.
** Creator/KanetoShiozawa, the original voice actor for Zato-1, died from injuries sustained in a tragic accident. Creator/TakehitoKoyasu would succeed him for that role.
** Creator/IemasaKayumi, Slayer's voice actor, died on September 30, 2014. He has thankfully finished the recording for Xrd, but future appearances of Slayer would require a new actor, or worse, he could get killed off like Zato.
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Creator/KanetoShiozawa, 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 Creator/TakehitoKoyasu... until ''Xrd'', when he suddenly went back to being Zato-1, and still with Koyasu as the voice actor.
* TheDanza: Creator/KikukoInoue voices I-No.
* FanNickname:
** [[FoodFight 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."
** [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist 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, [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Panzerfaust]], since he also looks like Panzerfaust.
** Due this [[http://i.imgur.com/2uyLWls.jpg?1 image of the new character]] Leo, having long blond hair and a shocked expression, he was inmediately compared with [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Speedwagon]]
** Sol's Dragon Install in Xrd quickly became known as Metal Install by fans for [[MetalScream obvious reasons]].
* Anji Mito is known as "Locomía" or "Locomía reject" by Spanish and/or Latin-American fans. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyWA1GcDz9s Check this Locomia video]] to see why.
* FandomNod: One part of the first trailer for ''Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-'' had Sol giving Ky a taste of [[GameBreaker the Dust Loop]].
** [[SecretAIMoves Megalo]][[ThatOneAttack mania]] becoming I-No's Instant Kill in ''Xrd'' can't be coincidental.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/NorioWakamoto voices Johnny.
** Creator/YujiUeda voices Zappa.
** Izuna is voiced by Creator/DaveWittenberg, aka [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kakashi Hatake]] in the English version of ''Overture''.
** Creator/JojiNakata, who played [[Anime/{{Gankutsuou}} The Count of Monte Cristo]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Diethard Ried]] and [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kirei Kotomine]] voices Sol/Order-Sol starting in ''Overture'' and ''Accent Core''.
** Creator/IemasaKayumi voices Slayer.
** From the very first game Ky Kiske has been voiced by Creator/TakeshiKusao, who voiced various characters like [[Anime/DragonBallZ Trunks]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Mao]] and [[Manga/SlamDunk Hanamichi]] [[LargeHam Sakuragi.]]
** A.B.A's key Paracelsus is voiced by Toshimichi Mori, the creator of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
** And in the ''Overture'' dub, we have Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/LiamOBrien as Sol and Ky. [[RelationshipVoiceActor Later, they went on to play a much more bitter rivalry in]] [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Ishida Mitsunari and Tokugawa Ieyasu]].
*** And then even later they go back to being {{Friendly Rival}}s as [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Kanji Tatsumi and Akihiko Sanada]].
** For Venom, see TheOtherDarrin.
** In the English version of ''Overture'', Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn is the system voice announcer, taking over from Rachel Peters in the original Japanese release. In addition to Troy Baker, Liam O'Brien, and Dave Wittenberg, we also have Creator/YuriLowenthal (Sin ''and'' That Man), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (Dr. Paradigm), Creator/WendeeLee (Valentine), and Creator/JamiesonPrice (Raven) on board for the dub.
** [[spoiler:It seems like Librarius' real identity is that of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Makoto Nanaya]].]]
** Creator/HikaruMidorikawa voices Bedman.
** The new character Elphelt is voiced by Creator/AyaSuzaki, aka [[Anime/KillLaKill Mako Mankanshoku]].
** Leo Whitefang, a lion-ish {{Badass}} character. [[PigeonholedVoiceActor So, they picked the voice actor for Badass 'furry'-ish characters]], [[Creator/TetsuInada Tetsu Inad]]--[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration *TROMBE]] [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pYsz3ytMQ3Y INTERRUPT*]]
*** [[Anime/KillLaKill LEO IS ON OFFICAL BUSINESS HERE!]]
*** He's dubbed by Creator/JamiesonPrice. Therefore, English or Japanese, do not pursue him, he's [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Lu Bu]].
** From the dub of ''Xrd'', along with the examples listed in TheOtherDarrin: May is voiced by Creator/EdenRiegel, Millia is voiced by Creator/TaraPlatt, Zato-1 is voiced by Creator/MatthewMercer, Potemkin is voiced by Creator/KirkThornton, Faust is voiced by Creator/KaijiTang, Axl is voiced by Creator/LiamOBrien (having previously voiced Ky in ''Overture''), Bedman is voiced by Creator/YuriLowenthal (another ''Overture'' alumni, voiced Sin [[spoiler:and That Man]]), and Ramlethal is voiced by Creator/ErinFitzgerald.
*** Fandom has been quick to note that Ky now shares his voice actor with the [[CounterpartComparison decidedly similar]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Flynn Scifo]].
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros:
** Order-Sol Debuted in ''Accent Core'': The result of ''GGXX Slash'' [[NoExportForYou remaining in Japan]].
** A.B.A averts this due to debuting in ''Isuka'', which did get an overseas release.
* NoExportForYou: ''[[UpdatedRerelease Guilty Gear X Plus]]'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Guilty Gear XX Slash]]''. May lead to a slight MarthDebutedInSmashBros effect for Order-Sol.
* TheOtherDarrin: The series had many over voice actors the years, largely due to Arc System Works's [[NoBudget inability to hire large-name voice actors]], thus resulting in a mostly AmateurCast, 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 Creator/SatomiKoorogi (the voice of May), who previously was the voice of [[Manga/RurouniKenshin 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 Creator/TakashiKondo.
** 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 Creator/YoshihisaKawahara.
** Zato-1 was originally voiced by Creator/KanetoShiozawa from ''The Missing Link'' to ''X''. From ''XX'' onwards, he is voiced by Creator/TakehitoKoyasu.
** Like Zato-1, Faust[=/=]Dr. Baldhead was originally voiced by Creator/KanetoShiozawa. From ''X'' onwards, he is voiced by Creator/TakashiKondo.
** 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 Creator/JunichiSuwabe aka [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Relius Clover]].
** Bridget was originally voiced by Creator/HirokoKonishi. After she abandoned voice acting, Yukiko Kato too over the role in ''Accent Core''.
** Robo-Ky originally had Kantaro as his Battle Voice and Creator/TakeshiKusao 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.
** The most notable one is Sol, who for the longest time was voiced by series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari before Creator/JojiNakata stepped into the role for ''Overture'' and ''Accent Core''.
** And now the English dub of Xrd has followed suit. Ky went from Creator/LiamOBrien to SamRiegel, and Sin went from YuriLowenthal to LucienDodge. Funnily enough, Liam and Yuri returned but only to voice different characters entirely: Axl and Bedman respectively.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** The usually angelic and motherly Creator/KikukoInoue, ''the'' voice actress of choice for YamatoNadeshiko and mother characters, playing mega-bitch I-No.
** The go-to-guy for "Evil Villain" Creator/NorioWakamoto playing the pimpin' pervert, but good-hearted captain, Johnny.
** Creator/TomokazuSugita, who usually does DeadpanSnarker roles, plays as one MagnificentBastard in this game. He would then go on to voice [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]].
*** The same can be said for That Man's English voice actor, Creator/YuriLowenthal. Voicing a MagnificentBastard AntiVillain is a far cry from his usual KidHero role. Yuri does it again with Bedman, a CreepyChild who kills people in their dreams.
** Liam O'Brien, Ky's English voice actor in ''Overture'', usually plays cynical or evil rulers, not good or idealistic ones.... except if you count [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Ieyasu Tokugawa.]]
*** Liam O'Brien breaks out of his pigeonhole once more with Axl Low and Johnny in ''Xrd'', friendly and good-natured fellows.
** Turns out, Creator/HikaruMidorikawa as Bedman is one. He's usually known for the more cool-headed {{Bishonen}} or at least his usual 'against type' is the more HotBlooded one. Bedman is instead a CreepyChild and a {{Keet}} gone ''really'' bad.
** Creator/SamRiegel usually plays the RidiculouslyAverageGuy. [[KnightTemplar Ky]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Kiske]] ain't average.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: In the dub of ''Xrd'', Ky and May are [[Creator/SamRiegel brother]] and [[Creator/EdenRiegel sister]].
** A big chunk of the dub cast of ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' have reunited to lend their voices to this game ([[Creator/YuriLowenthal the Persona 3 protag, Yosuke]], [[Creator/LiamOBrien Akihiko]], [[Creator/TaraPlatt Mitsuru]], [[Creator/ErinFitzgerald Chie]], [[Creator/MatthewMercer Kanji]] and [[Creator/SamRiegel Teddie]]). Makes sense considering that the dub was recorded by the same people that dub the Persona games.
** While not much, the dub also takes a few actors from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' as well: [[Creator/JamiesonPrice Leo is Iron Tager]], [[Creator/KirkThornton Potemkin is Jubei]], [[Creator/YuriLowenthal Bedman is Amane Nishki]] and [[ErinFitzgerald Ramlethal is Bullet]].
** [[YuriLowenthal Bedman]] and [[TaraPlatt Millia]]'s dub voices are married.
** Oh what do you know, Xrd can be chalked up with yet another 'clash' between Creator/HikaruMidorikawa and Creator/TakehitoKoyasu, especially the fight between Bedman and Zato.
** Both Sol Badguy and Johnny can easily be compared nowadays, due to the magic combo of respectively, Creator/JojiNakata and Creator/NorioWakamoto. Many of their roles come to mind, but ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' fans will often remember Alucard and Father Anderson. AMEEEEEEEEEN~!
* RoleReprisal: While the dub of ''Xrd'' changed all of the voice actors for the returning characters, Creator/MichaelMcConnohie returned to reprise his role as Dr. Paradigm in the game's Story mode.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason why it took forever for a new ''Guilty Gear'' game to come out since ''Overture'' was because Creator/{{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.
* TalkingToHimself: TaraPlatt plays both Milla and I-No in ''Xrd.''
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://gear-project.tumblr.com/tagged/GG+Prototype The prototype version]] of ''[=GG1=]'', while not wholly different from the final product, did have more than a few noticeable differences.
** Also, to keep things separate, there are no immediate plans to crossover with ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' until the fourth game of that franchise (which is intended to conclude the series) comes out.
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