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* WordSaladTitle: See TitleDrop above, for starters.

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* WordSaladTitle: See TitleDrop above, for starters.While the series title "Guilty Gear" actually refers to concepts in the story itself, when combined with subtitles and whatnot the game names begin to edge into nonsense word combination territory, with titles like "Guilty Gear XX: The Midnight Carnival, Accent Core Plus R" or "Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-, Rev 2".


* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019; Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed and an unnamed DualWielding character, May confirmed at TGS 2019[[/note]]

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* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019; Ky Kiske and Kiske, Sol Badguy confirmed Badguy, May, Axl Low, and an unnamed DualWielding character, May confirmed at TGS 2019[[/note]]
character confirmed.[[/note]]


''Guilty Gear'' is a ThePowerOfRock FightingGame series created by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The franchise started out as a cult classic, but [[VindicatedByHistory got noticeably better attention]] when its sequels were released.

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''Guilty Gear'' is a ThePowerOfRock [[ThePowerOfRock power of rock]] FightingGame series created by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The franchise started out as a cult classic, but [[VindicatedByHistory got noticeably better attention]] when its sequels were released.


See also ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', a SpiritualSuccessor created during ''Guilty Gear'''s hiatus.

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See also ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', a SpiritualSuccessor created during ''Guilty Gear'''s hiatus.
hiatus, and ''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ'', their most prominent Licensed game using Guilty Gear's mechanics.


* WorldOfBadass

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* WorldOfBadassWorldOfBadass: What else can you call a game with an all-American dragon warrior with the power of a nuclear arsenal, a MagicKnight, a plucky pirate girl who fights with an anchor twice her size, a Russian blonde assassin who kills people with her hair, a man who controls a shadow monster and fights while being blind, a giant GeniusBruiser cyborg slave, a drug dealer turned {{Ninja}} turned presidential candidate, a psychotic doctor serial killer who can bend the very laws of physics with his knowledge of anatomy, a time-travelling BritishRockstar, a beautiful HandicappedBadass samurai warrior woman, another assassin who literally kills his opponents by playing pool, a handsome Texan cowboy pirate king who woes the ladies everywhere he goes, a posh vampire dandy with a voice like Sean Connery, and a sexy witch with a guitar?


* RandomPowerRanking: Not actually the character's power, but how much of a threat they pose to the Post-War Administration Bureau.

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* RandomPowerRanking: Not actually the character's power, but how much of a threat they pose to the Post-War Administration Bureau. For example, Millia is quite low-ranking and Axl is massively high-ranking; Millia is a dangerous assassin but "killing people" is all she can really do even if she is really good at it, and her quest for revenge makes her easy to manipulate and straightforward to predict, whereas Axl is a sweethearted goofball but his involuntary time travel makes him near-impossible to predict, and he's one of the few people in the world who knows what the past world was like (for the Bureau a leak of this knowledge would be political dynamite).


* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019; Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed and an unnamed DualWielding character; May confirmed at TGS 2019[[/note]]

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* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019; Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed and an unnamed DualWielding character; character, May confirmed at TGS 2019[[/note]]


* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019, Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed and an unnamed DualWielding character; May confirmed at TGS 2019[[/note]]

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* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019, 2019; Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed and an unnamed DualWielding character; May confirmed at TGS 2019[[/note]]


* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019, Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed along with May and an unnamed DualWielding character[[/note]]

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* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019, Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed along with May and an unnamed DualWielding character[[/note]]
character; May confirmed at TGS 2019[[/note]]


The series' release history is pretty long, as it's been around for nearly 20 years:

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The series' release history is pretty long, as it's been around for nearly 20 years:
a good two decades and counting:



* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019, Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed along with unnamed DualWielding character[[/note]]

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* Untitled ''Guilty Gear'' fighting game (2020)[[note]]Teased at Evo 2019, Ky Kiske and Sol Badguy confirmed along with May and an unnamed DualWielding character[[/note]]


** All of the Valentines in ''Xrd'' have some kind of unique mechanic based on another genre of gaming. Ramlethal has canned combos similar to other fighting games like MortalKombat, Elphelt primarily [[ThirdPersonShooter uses guns]], and Jack'O takes advantage of her [[MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena Servants]].

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** All of the Valentines in ''Xrd'' have some kind of unique mechanic based on another genre of gaming. Ramlethal has canned combos similar to other fighting games like MortalKombat, ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', Elphelt primarily [[ThirdPersonShooter uses guns]], and Jack'O takes advantage of her [[MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena Servants]].


* The first and most notable aspect of ''Guilty Gear'' is that [[VideoGameDashing air dashing]] and [[DoubleJump air mobility]] are fundamental to the series. While ''Guilty Gear'' was not the first game to feature improved air mobility or dashing in the air, it's considered the first fighting game series [[TropeCodifier to get it]] ''[[TropeCodifier right]]'' [[TropeCodifier and to control well]], particularly starting with ''Guilty Gear X''. The series features a huge number of air control options, all of which are variously good for offense, defense, etc., and various characters have different air performance envelopes, as one of the purposes of the series is to better simulate the crazy shonen anime air battles seen in works like ''Manga/DragonBall''. Even more so than a game like, say, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', air offense is a vital part of a match, to the point that ''Guilty Gear'' and other games with a similarly large number of air mobility options (''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', etc.) are said to have "air footsies" [[note]]"footsies" being a term used in the UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity to refer to the ground-based aspect of fighters, both players out of mid-range and trying to strategically control the flow of battle by committing to their longest-ranged, generally safest moves (known as pokes) and reacting accordingly[[/note]].

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* The first and most notable aspect of ''Guilty Gear'' is that [[VideoGameDashing air dashing]] and [[DoubleJump air mobility]] are fundamental to the series. While ''Guilty Gear'' was not the first game to feature improved air mobility or dashing in the air, it's considered the first fighting game series [[TropeCodifier to get it]] ''[[TropeCodifier right]]'' [[TropeCodifier and to control well]], particularly starting with ''Guilty Gear X''. The series features a huge number of air control options, all of which are variously good for offense, defense, etc., and various characters have different air performance envelopes, as one of the purposes of the series is to better simulate the crazy shonen anime air battles seen in works like ''Manga/DragonBall''. Even more so than a game like, say, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', air offense is a vital part of a match, to the point that ''Guilty Gear'' and other games with a similarly large number of air mobility options (''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', etc.) are said to have "air footsies" [[note]]"footsies" footsies."[[note]]"Footsies" being a term used in the UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity to refer to the ground-based aspect of fighters, both players out of mid-range and trying to strategically control the flow of battle by committing to their longest-ranged, generally safest moves (known as pokes) and reacting accordingly[[/note]].accordingly.[[/note]]

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* TheHedonist: One of Xrd's underlying themes is that humans are hedonistic.


* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Gears were originally intended to be the next step in human evolution, hence the name "Gear". However, after officials saw their power, it was decided to weaponize them instead. [[spoiler:Similarly, the first two "successful" gears, Sol/Frederick and Justice/Aria, were gearized without their consent, with each suffering PowerIncontinence and BrainwashedAndCrazy respectively as a consequence of That Man's EvilutionaryBiologist attempt to "help" them.]]

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Gears were originally intended to be the next step in human evolution, hence the name "Gear". However, after officials saw their the technology's power, it was decided to weaponize them it instead. [[spoiler:Similarly, the first two "successful" gears, Sol/Frederick and Justice/Aria, were gearized without their consent, with each suffering PowerIncontinence and BrainwashedAndCrazy respectively as a consequence of That Man's EvilutionaryBiologist attempt to "help" them.]]


* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Gears were originally [[spoiler:intended to be the next step in human evolution, hence the name "Gear." Instead they were weaponized, with Sol and Aria being made into Gears against their will, and then Aria going through a somewhat convoluted process to become the Commander Gear Justice.]]

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Gears were originally [[spoiler:intended intended to be the next step in human evolution, hence the name "Gear." Instead they were weaponized, with Sol and Aria being made into Gears against "Gear". However, after officials saw their will, power, it was decided to weaponize them instead. [[spoiler:Similarly, the first two "successful" gears, Sol/Frederick and then Aria going through Justice/Aria, were gearized without their consent, with each suffering PowerIncontinence and BrainwashedAndCrazy respectively as a somewhat convoluted process consequence of That Man's EvilutionaryBiologist attempt to become the Commander Gear Justice."help" them.]]

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