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    Anji Mito

"I'll tell you what I think about 'secrets'. It's best to bring them out into the sun and let everyone see them. Then no one needs to fight over them, right?"

Voiced by: Touru Igarashi

Anji is a cheerful, knowledge-hungry Japanese man fueled by curiosity, especially about Gears. His main objective is to meet with That Man and learn more about Gears, as well as escaping from the colony the Japanese are being held in since he feels like a bird in a gilded cage. Is acquainted with Baiken from childhood and has a crush on her of sorts.

In games where he is playable, Anji is a Jack-of-All-Trades character. Some of his moves have auto-guard property built in, which allows Anji to plow through opponent's attacks if the guard was successful and opens up seamless mix-up combos, empowered by his great air mobility. However, he has to work harder than normal to win rounds since all of his normal attacks tend to answer only to specific scenarios, and his damage is somewhat on the low side.

Venom as of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-.

Voiced by: Mikio Yaeda (X-XX, JP), Junichi Suwabe (AC-current, JP), Ogie Banks (EN)

Zato-ONE's most loyal follower. Like Millia, Venom was an orphan who was taken in by the Guild. Since then he has been fanatically devoted to Zato. After Zato dies, Venom seeks to preserve his legacy. His plans are put in jeopardy when Slayer attempts to disband the Guild, forcing Venom to fight him for its leadership. Slayer purposefully loses, and Venom becomes the new leader. It's revealed in Accent Core +, however, that keeping Zato's name alive through the Guild isn't making him as content as he thought it would and he decides finally taking revenge against Millia is the best course of action.

Confirmed as a returning character for Xrd. Design-wise, Venom is exactly the same as before, with a few insignias added to his clothing, possibly the Assassins' Guild logo. Over the years, Venom has been working hard to improve the reputation of the Guild. One day, he is approached by the Senate with a shocking offer: the revival of Zato-1, in exchange for an as-of-yet unrevealed contract. Venom accepts the offer, but remains suspicious, so he summons Millia in order to investigate the Senate while he fulfills his contract.

Gameplay-wise, Venom is an offensive set-play character who utilizes long-range normal attacks and projectiles, primarily deploying his billiard balls in various complicated setups and launching them to control spacing and pressure the opponent. In turn, he has low hit-points.

  • Ambiguously Brown
  • Badass Gay: He's been confirmed gay and is very capable of kicking ass with his billiards cue.
  • Bishōnen: He's very pretty, and it gets lampshaded In-Universe, Jam being a notable example.
  • Blinding Bangs: It's really hard to see his eyes anywhere except for official artwork. They're easier to see in Xrd, though when they appear it's usually for a few seconds at most.
  • Blood Knight: In one of his endings in Accent Core +, he decides to wage war against the PWAB. His reasoning? "I just felt like picking a fight."
  • Break Up to Make Up: One of his Accent Core + endings.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: The Guild almost executed him when he was a child for refusing to hurt others and being too kind. He is now their leader.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: With bright white hair.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After Story B in Rev 2. Having survived his Heroic Sacrifice and now working in a back alley as a shoe-shiner in order to repair Robo-Ky's body, he is confronted by a squad of Assassins, led by a man named 2cave who present themselves as being dissatisfied with the new direction of the Guild and wish to create a splinter faction, starting via taking over the Illyrian town which was saved in the ending of the main story. Rather than kill him outright, Venom is presented with a series of philosophical questions. Despite fearing for his life, he answers honestly until an old man approaches them. Forced into a Sadistic Choice, he chooses the more humane of the two options. The Assassins converging on the old man stop immediately, and it's revealed that Zato sent them as a Secret Test of Character. Venom has a new life established for himself with Zato's help, and now works with Robo-Ky as a baker.
  • Gayngster
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The Guilty Gear XX Drama CD: Night of Knives shows that he is jealous of Millia because of how much she means to Zato.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Performs a truly epic one along with Robo-Ky in order to defeat Bedman. After Robo-Ky self-destructs in order to destroy Bedman's bed and provide an opening, Venom uses up all of his life force to initiate his ultimate attack, Terra Machina System, which leaves Bedman at death's door. In The Stinger, however, it's implied that he may not actually be dead, as Robo-Ky survived the explosion and carries his body away via his helicopter head. Indeed, After Story B in Rev 2 confirms that he survived.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: His fighting style is like an absurd version of playing pool, complete with a pool cue.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses a pool cue and balls; considering his profession, this actually makes sense as an assassin's weapon.
  • Internal Reformist: Type 3. After inheriting leadership from Slayer, Venom utilized both his and Zato's teachings to transform the Guild into something that closer resembled what it once was: an organization that benefits society by killing the corrupt and power-abusive. In -REVELATOR-, his plans finally come to fruition when he combines aspects of what Slayer and Millia want for the Guild. Slayer wanted it disbanded, and Millia wanted to make it into a better, more respectable place where people could feel at ease with their work, so Venom decides to start afresh by releasing all information on the Guild's history and activities, both good and bad, to the public, and making a deal with Daryl, one of the three kings of Illyria, to integrate it into the Illyrian military.
  • I Owe You My Life:
    • The source of his devotion to Zato-ONE, who saved him from death when he was a young boy.
    • After Revelator, he's indebted to Robo-Ky for saving him during his fight with Bedman and is willing to go to great lengths to obtain Robo-Ky a new body. This does not stop him from complaining about this situation.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy:
    • Mocked for this when he loses to Eddie, who is using the body of his beloved, adding to the humiliation.
    • In one of his pre-battle quotes against Millia in Accent Core +, he tells her the reason he hasn't killed her yet is due to Zato's feelings for her.
  • Love Martyr: To insane lengths. As of note, he has murdered dozens of people, followed every order given regardless of his personal beliefs, has almost been killed multiple times, spent who-knows how much of his own time searching for Zato despite Millia and members of the Guild trying to stop him, convinced the Guild's founder to pass over control rather than disband it, and rebuilt it in less than five years all for someone he knows had feelings for someone else.
  • The Mourning After: Even with Zato dead, Venom seems hellbent on spending the rest of his life building up the Guild in the man's memory.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Subverted. For as much as he despises Millia, the only attempt on her life he made while Zato was still alive was when he had been ordered to by Zato himself. It wasn't until after Zato's death that he became adamant about taking her down for personal reasons. Come Xrd, and he is back to being cordial with Millia following Zato's resurrection.
  • Not Quite Dead: After Story B in Rev 2 reveals that yes, he did indeed survive his Heroic Sacrifice thanks to Robo-Ky's intervention.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Venom was a very kind child, but because of his love for Zato he will and has done anything for him. He doesn't do anything for himself nor do things that aren't for Zato's sake or memory. Ironically, the first time he does something of his own volition is also his last - or at least initially presented as such.
  • Secret Test of Character: In Rev 2's Side Stories, Zato sends Assassins as actors pretending to reject Slayer's leadership in order to test Venom on whether or not he really wants to give up being a criminal Assassin and live as a regular person. When he passes the test, they leave him enough money to open up a shop with Robo Ky.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Venom was saved by Zato when he was young. Though from a mere savior figure, Zato became his Love Interest.
  • Straight Gay: Confirmed by Word of Gay.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: At 5'10".
  • Tyke Bomb: Like Millia, he was raised from an orphanage funded by the Assassins and then got picked when he was probably older.
  • Yandere: A male example. He continues to be in love with Zato, and wants to kill Eddie to let him rest in peace. He wants to kill Millia because she betrayed their organization and his adopted father. That it's personal makes Venom more driven than most, but he has legitimate reasons to hate Millia and she is aware of this.
  • Yes-Man

Johnny as of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-.

"I'm a very busy man with half the world's population counting on me..."

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)

The captain of the almost all-female Jellyfish Pirates. In X, he fights for the bounty on Dizzy, but gives the reward money to Jam. He then takes Dizzy in as part of his crew for a while, before eventually leaving her in Ky Kiske's care.

He appears in the Story Mode of Xrd seeking out Faust in order to find a cure for a rare disease which May has contracted. He will be returning to playable status in the sequel, -REVELATOR-.

Versatile yet highly technical, Johnny is a pressure-type character who is feared by players for his impressive neutral game and punishing damage potential. He can throw coins at his opponent to power up his core special attack Mist Finer up to three levels, giving it more useful properties such as longer range, tumble, wall-bounce or wall-stick. However, Mist Finer requires him to enter his quick-draw stance first, his coins are limited each round, his dash is limited to step-dash and many of his poking moves often have deadzones. These, coupled with the execution demand on the player, can pose quite a learning curve before one can truly master him.

  • Accidental Pervert: To Bridget.
  • American Accents: In the dub, he speaks with a Texas Drawl.
  • Badass Beard: In Vastedge only, as he clean-shaven in all other games.
  • Badass Normal: No genetic enhancements or supernatural powers. He's just that damn good at Iaido. Slayer even says Johnny only loses because he backs down rather than using his full potential during his win quote.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He does genuinely care for the Jellyfish girls, and you better not hurt them. Seriously, don't. Not to mention he's much smarter than he seems, and is able to keep up with people like Ky and Testament, among others.
  • Difficult, but Awesome:
    • Johnny has some of the most stylish combos and moves out of the entire cast, which naturally means it takes quite a bit of execution in order to make him look that cool and remain effective. Effectively playing him requires the player to learn how to manage his coins and master the Stance Cancel aspect of his Mist Finer attack. In fact, his new super in Xrd (Treasure Hunt) has a different property when it strikes an airborne opponent, but only if it's done when you hold the input for Mist Finer and dash forward while also inputting the super's command. This is much easier said than done.
    • Mist Finer is one of the strongest moves in the game, being a versatile and powerful poking tool that’s capable of dealing some real damage. However, it requires quite a lot of setup to be as effective as possible- Johnny needs to level it up with a secondary special move that has limited uses, is awkward to use, and can only be refreshed by landing a specific Overdrive, which even then only refreshes enough to bring one use of Mist Finer to Level 3.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Subverted with Bridget, who's just a child.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Apparently in Xrd he cut off his long hair.
  • Expy: Think of a more badass and more...gentlemanly Johnny Bravo in a wide-brimmed hat. However unlike Bravo, he's a full on Chick Magnet, and has much more success in wooing women while also being much more caring towards orphans like him.
  • Father to His Men: Commands the respect and unerring loyalty of the Jellyfish Pirates.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • First-Name Basis: No one knows his last name. Xrd which gave it as 'Sfondi' however it turns out this was a simple translation error of 'Family'.
  • Gentleman Thief: Erm, pirate. In Xrd, he even has a Super Move where he steals valuables from his opponent and adds them to his coin stock.
  • Having a Blast: His Ensenga (Swallow Drill Fang) attack, via in fast fashion, he tosses out a liquor bottle before stylishly cutting it up for a fire-based slash. Bear in mind that due to its fast animation, you would've most likely think of it to be a magic-based move when in reality, it wasn't.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Zato even remarks that Johnny swings his sword at the speed of light in his victory quote against him.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes
  • Hunk
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Sometimes taken to extreme lengths.
  • McSamurai Cowboy: Probably the only American to use Iaido, one of the most badass swordfighting techniques of all time, which only the baddest of asses can use effectively.
  • Playing with Fire:
  • Rated M for Manly
  • Revenge: Against Crow, who is alluded to have killed his Iaido teacher.
  • Rule of Cool: His character is pretty much pure style. There's nothing consistent about his design but damn if it doesn't exude "awesome".
  • Say My Name: Not a literal example of the trope, but his super attack slashes the opponent in the form of a large burning J, which then explodes. The attack is called "That's My Name".
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Money that powers up his charged sword slash attack 3 levels to do enough damage as a single Overdrive move.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: With the Holy Knights.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: His new Instant Kill animation in -REVELATOR-. He tosses the Joker card at the opponent before leaping towards it as it turns face-up towards the player's view. You then see a slash across the screen ad the card falls apart in a Diagonal Cut while the opponent has a stunned look on their face. Johnny then sheathes his sword, and the opponent falls over dead.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: At 6'0".
  • Try Not to Die: In Xrd's story mode, he tells Chipp not to die before Johnny can vote for him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Naturally.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Much like Baiken, he has no powers at all yet is very skilled in the use of the katana and is capable of fighting head-to-head against magic users like Ky and has even defeated a clone copy of Justice, which had just been modified by Crow to be more powerful than normal. He was also one of the few people that could handle Bedman, who'd stomped everyone else his way until then, during the events Xrd. Though, to be fair he seems to have a few moves that use fire magic, which according to Xrd and Revelator, isn't really uncommon as magic is used by basically everyone on the planet naturally. However, as seen above, the magic part was subverted for only one of his moves.

    Jam Kuradoberi
Jam as of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-.

"HOOOOOH! Jam Kuradoberi...has arrived!"

Voiced by: Manami Komori (X-AC), Rei Matsuzaki (Xrd -REVELATOR-)

A Chinese martial artist and aspiring chef. In X she gets the reward money and finally opens up her restaurant...which gets burned down in XX by Robo-Ky.

Confirmed as a returning character for Xrd -REVELATOR- at Arc Revolution Cup 2015.

In-game, Jam is a rushdown character who can charge up (and store) her explosive special attacks, giving them useful properties to complement her rapid punches and kicks. She has fast normal attack speed, and both her move-set along with mobility grant her good evasive options. While she has simple move commands, she can only charge up her moves while immobile, and her normal attacks have very short range making the player prone to unnecessary drops mid-combo, requiring a bit of timing and precision to maximize her damage potential.

  • Action Girl: As is part for the course for a playable female character in a fighting game.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: She's a martial artist who owns a restaurant and uses the stereotypical "-aru" Verbal Tic, so it's safe to say that she qualifies.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: In the English translation of Xrd, her dialogue is written in this manner. A rare case of following the original Japanese script, as her speech patterns indicated that she spoke with a Chinese accent.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk
  • Charged Attack: A variant of 'collect' type; Jam can store her 'charges' to power up Ryuujin, Gekirin and Kenroukaku special kick attacks separately. These give the attacks better properties over their raw version such as higher damage or increased active frames.
  • Chef of Iron: Her dream is to become a restaurateur and several of her endings involve her cooking skills. Especially the one with Ky. And she still kicks ass.
  • The Chew Toy: Her restaurant constantly keeps getting destroyed, both accidentally and on purpose, to a ridiculous degree. And it is totally hilarious, especially when she messes up her Instant Kill katas in -REVELATOR- by suddenly remembering that fact.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Oh dear God. Fortunately lessened a bit with her new voice in -REVELATOR-.
  • Diving Kick: Her Ryuujin special attack acts like this.
  • Dynamic Entry: One of Jam's intros, of course.
    Jam: [leaps into the stage] "HWO! Kuradoberi Jam, tadaima sanjou aru!" / "HWO! Kuradoberi Jam, now appears!"
  • Fanservice with a Smile: She's BOTH the cook AND the waitress (and the dishwasher) of her restaurant.
  • Genki Girl: Bright, energetic, and headstrong.
  • Has a Type: Jam has a thing for men with pretty faces, and spent some time chasing Ky as a result. Jam also shows some interest in Ky's son, and gets momentarily flustered by Venom's face after beating him. She acknowledges this if she wins against Leo in -REVELATOR-.
    Jam: Oh, I love money... but more than money, I like pretty pretty. I no care if you king... your face is no good. You know?
  • Jail Bait Wait: Her win quote against Bridget.
    Jam: "That smell... Hey, you're a guy, aren't you? Come back and visit me in five years, kid."
  • Just a Stupid Accent: Jam's speaking accent is a little off in Japanese; it's to show her Anime Chinese Girl trait.
  • Ki Manipulation: Notable as one of the three characters in the series that explicitly uses them (Chipp and Kliff are the other two). The ability is so rare that the PWAB cites it as a reason to pay at least some attention to her.
  • Kick Chick: Though not to the point of being an Extremity Extremist, a lot of her moves involve kicks in some way or another, particularly the three that she can power up using her Breath of Asanagi technique.
  • Kiai: Has quite a few loud shouts during most of her moves.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: During her throw.
  • Older Is Better: Jam has the potential to become extremely powerful, as Slayer said that given enough time, she can surpass him.
  • Only in It for the Money: In terms of her actually fighting with anyone. Jam only gets involved in the overall plot if her restaurant has gotten burned down (again), and needs to gets some cash to buy a new place by hunting bounties.
  • Panty Shot: Several, but most prominent in her win poses.
  • Plucky Girl: When the girl's got something in her mind, she will not stop in her pursuit of said goal.
  • Punny Name: Cloudberry Jam.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Normally, Jam's hair reaches her knees similarly to Dizzy, which is long enough on its own. However, this is because her hair is put into a ring-shaped style that goes to her knees, then back up to the top of her head with some extra. if Jam were to put her hair down, it would reach the floor and still be a few feet longer than that! Here is a good indicator of how long Jam's hair is when put down, and this is before it gets even longer in Xrd.
  • She's Got Legs: Strong, beautiful, shapely ones.
  • Ship Tease: With Ky. And Bridget, actually; They appear in one another's Accent Core endings, with Bridget waitressing in her restaurant.
    • If the quote at You No Take Candle below is to be taken at face value, she also has this with Sin....Ky's son.
    • She also reacts with an appreciable squeak upon seeing what Venom looks like under his hair in Xrd, which makes her immediately demand that he work at her restaurant.
  • The Unfettered: Somewhat; her winquote against Faust in -REVELATOR- implies that she's willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish her goals, but that she has her limits.
    Jam:"My beliefs not too different from yours... 'anything goes.' But I never want to stop being human."
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Jam in XX is a well-meaning normal girl who just happens to be rebuilding her restaurant, that's it. Come Accent Core, in attempt to pay off her loan, Jam starts resorting into some dirty tricks just to get a customer and her business running up, including poisoning Ky.
  • You No Take Candle: In -REVELATOR-'s English version, she speaks in broken English, as explained in the Asian Speekee Engrish entry above.
    Jam: [win quote against Sin] "You have very good basics. I like...If you find good chef to prepare you perfectly, you will be even better man. I good chef! Very good chef!"

Dizzy as of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-.

"I will fight...against myself."

Voiced by: Kazue Fujita

A half-human, half-Gear. Dizzy lived peacefully with her adopted family for 3 years. During this time, she grew faster than normal humans to the point where she looked around 16 years old. She also grew wings and a tail, singling her out as a Gear. To avoid conflict, her adoptive parents left her at a small grove known as the Devil's Living Place, where a newly-conscious Testament found her and became infatuated with her. Dizzy brought out some of Testament's lost humanity, which he was grateful for, and he decided to become her guardian. Together they lived in peace at the grove for about 3 months.

That is, until word got out of her Gear nature. A bounty was immediately placed on her head for 500,000 world dollars, and many challengers set out to defeat her and claim their reward. All of them fell before Testament until Sol Badguy appeared and defeated him once again. Afterwards, he fought Dizzy and defeated her as well. Sol decided not to kill her and left, leaving the reward money to Jam Kuradoberi. Ky Kiske eventually rescued her and entrusted her to Johnny, captain of the Jellyfish Pirates, who took her in as part of his crew, made up entirely of young women. It was there that she became good friends with May, and finally found a family she could call her own.

Her peace was once again disturbed about a week later, when a strange woman in red attacked the Jellyfish Pirates' ship. Upon seeing the chaos she brought, Dizzy pleaded with the woman to end her nonsense, but instead she got knocked off of the ship and lost consciousness. During this time, she was controlled by Necro, one of her 2 inner persona embedded within her wings. This is what allowed her to survive. She eventually regains consciousness when Sol stops her uncontrollable rampage. She is later found by Johnny & Testament, whereupon the latter agrees to give up his guardianship to the former.

In Accent Core + she yearns to know more about the world around her. During this time her power goes out of control again due to the Post-War Administration Bureau's meddling and she is stopped by Ky and Johnny. Johnny decides to leave her in Ky's care, and in her ending, she is shown sleeping on a book-laden desk as Ky watches.

It is heavily implied in Overture and confirmed in 10th Memorial Book that she is the "Maiden of the Grove" whom Ky has married, and Sin's mother. Due to Valentine's mad search for the key, however, poor Dizzy begins to fade from existence because of Valentine's ability to sublimate Gears. To save her from her fate, Ky sacrifices his Fuuraiken sword to freeze her in time. Momma's Boy that he is, Sin eagerly awaits the day when he can see his mother again, and at first hates his father for failing to completely save her.

During the events of Guilty Gear Xrd, eventually Ky and Dr. Paradigm released her from her stasis and she reunited with her family, no longer being sublimated by the existence of other Valentines (Ramlethal and Elphelt). Dizzy then took part in destroying the Conclave's revived Justice by firing her Gamma Ray to overload Justice and destroying it.

Dizzy finally made her return as a playable character in -REVELATOR-. She was revealed on July 17 following the -REVELATOR- grand finals at Evo 2016 and was released the day after on July 18.

In-game, Dizzy is a Glass Cannon zoning/setplay character who relies on launching walls of ranged projectiles or hitscan attacks with a lot of active frames at the opponent to establish her mix-up game and match control. Some of her projectiles fly in erratic pattern or have delayed startup, making them difficult to react to. She has a double air-dash to counteract her bad normal attacks, large hurtbox and overall fragility.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: In Revelator she uses Gamma Ray to defeat a Gear, revealing her existence to Illyria. She becomes adored for it in Side Stories, being called a possible "angel," or "goddess." She nearly cries when some ship her with Ky, unaware they're already married.
  • The Ageless: Given that she's part-Gear, they become immune to age and live for an indefinite period of time.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She's a Technical Pacifist and a Wide-Eyed Idealist, and is always horrified at the levels of violence her sentient wings can inflict, and thus is always apologizing at her victims or begging for her wings to stop.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: It can trip your feet, stab you or turn into a dinosaur head.
  • Badass Adorable: Incredibly cute and endearing, while also being one of the most powerful characters in the series.
  • Badass Family: With Ky and Sin. Revelator adds in her dad Sol, and her mother-in-full, Aria, might be back in the tally as well (as she's whole again and presumably/hopefully, Jack-O the playable character isn't just getting canned post-Revelator, but might get a rename). Understandably, Sol and Ky are more than a bit weirded out that they're technically in-laws now.
  • Barrier Maiden: In Overture, her DNA is the key that Valentine seeks to unlock the core of The Backyard, and she is spirited away for it. Ky seals her away with the Thunderseal to save her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't ever push Dizzy to her limit or else that's probably the last thing you'll do. Especially in the Bad Future from the Drama CD.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Being a Gear / half-Gear, she hatched from an egg over a century after she was apparently conceived, grew into a fully adult body and mind in a few years rather than around 20 humans take, and similarly gives birth to her own child by laying an egg. To say nothing of her fully-sentient wings.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her very protective and powerful wings were probably the one of the main reasons why she's being targeted, even though she had them to protect herself from harm in the first place.
  • Blood Knight: Necro enjoys taking a more aggressive approach against Dizzy's opponents. For a pacifist like Dizzy, that's not exactly a good thing.
  • Break the Cutie: So many attempts, yet most, if not all, have failed. Unless you count the Drama CD, that is.
  • Breakout Character: She was voted in 3rd place behind Sol and Bridget in a major popularity poll, and had the most votes to return in Revelator as a playable character, beating out both Bridget & Baiken.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl:
    • To the vengeful and deeply hurt Testament, who has her as his Morality Chain. In any endings where she dies, he LOSES it.
    • Rev 2 has her playing a similar role towards her husband Ky.
  • The Bus Came Back: She's finally revived near the end of Sign's story mode and reunites with Ky and Sin, and places a role in defeating the giant clone of Justice. And then she finally came back as a playable character in Revelator, although her presence in the Rev story mode is surprisingly minimal, amounting to a One-Scene Wonder cameo. Rev 2 fixes that by showing her interacting with her family, Elphelt and Ramlethal, plus having a flahback to when she and Ky met.
  • Catchphrase: A "damedamedame" that comes earlier than Robo-Ky, albeit less known.
  • Cloning Blues: In one of AC+ 's endings where she is captured by Crow, there are several Dizzy clones of various ages floating in capsules.
  • Clothing Damage: In Xrd, if she performs a Hell Fire Gamma Ray, she ends up losing her undershirt (presumably via vaporizing it) upon firing it until the next opponent.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Undine is the kind, motherly wing while Necro is the violent, destructive wing.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: Dizzy's taunt has her spirit buddies doing exactly this.
  • Cute Bookworm: Various endings imply that she loves to read. Makes sense, given that both of her parents were scientists.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Although called as "The Child of Light and Darkness" and clearly having an angelic appearance and personality, her Gear heritage, plus her outfit and possessing a demonic One-Winged Angel form, which might be her true form, make her fit better into this.
  • Distressed Damsel:
    • Played with. Dizzy is more powerful than any of her guardians (Testament, Johnny and Ky) and the "rescuing" is more like calming her down when her power goes out of control. Dizzy hates violence with a passion so the experience of unintentionally attempting to kill people is traumatizing. If you listen to her in-game quotes, it seems that her power inflicts physical pain. In short, Dizzy needs to be rescued from herself.
    • GG2, for better or worse, plays it more or less straight in that she needs to be basically frozen to keep her from being subsumed by the attacking Valentine.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In one ending in Midnight Carnival, Dizzy horribly kills I-No when she can't take her abuse anymore.
  • Elemental Powers: Undine has always been associated with ice (or water in general if you count her bubble move), while in Xrd Necro seems to favor fire.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: As I-No will attest.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite Necro being a Token Evil Teammate, his reaction to Undine being Kancho'd by Faust in Rev 2 is a mix of shock and horror.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: Dizzy's "Instant Kill". She is shown to fight with Necro as the lethal strike forms, then it flies seemingly wild, exploding a sizeable distance behind the opponent... who promptly surrenders.
  • Famous Ancestor: She's the daughter of two major figures in the history of Guilty Gear's world with two very major identities. Namely the prototype gear Sol Badguy and the ultimate gear Justice, who even earlier were two of the three lead researchers on the Gear Project, Frederick Bulsara and Aria Hale.
  • Fanservice Pack: Compare her official art from GGX to GGXX, Judgement and Accent Core. Her breasts gets larger every game. Her sprite is consistent though.
  • Feather Motif: A classic example is her intro scene in the GGX intro movie. It comes up as a recurring motif, to a lesser extent, in her later appearances.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: How her wings, who are actually both her guardians, manifested themselves.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Most evident in GGX, where she is shown playing with a squirrel before the fight begins. This intro also appears in XX, but only if she is fought on the Forest of Demons stage, formerly known as the Grove. The squirrel is still alive as of -REVELATOR-, running onto her shoulder and kissing her on the cheek.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Her Instant Kill in Xrd. If you miss the first hit, nothing happens. If you land the first hit, the ensuing cutscene shows the attack missing anyway, except this time the enemy is so scared by the explosion it causes that they surrender.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her signature hairstyle, though we see her hair let down in some extra artwork.
  • Glass Cannon: Besides her low defense, she easily gets dizzied by her opponents.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: They are very protective of her but Necro takes this to extremes when he possesses her. Dizzy even pleads to her wings not kill anybody.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: She has both, Necro and Undine. They are very, very unique.
  • Gut Feeling: On Path B for Sol’s Story Mode in XX, at the end where Sol fights a possessed Dizzy, when she regains her senses Dizzy immediately ponders in her thought that the man who saved her feels oddly warm and familiar, despite she never really knowing him till recently; it was one of the hints for Sol being her father, which finally came to the open in Xrd Revelator.
    • Also occurs in Xrd when Ky is shot by Axus, it immeadiately cuts to Dizzy feeling something has gone wrong.
  • Hair Colors
  • Half-Human Hybrid: It's complicated. She's explicitly described as half-human and half-gear, even though later story developments imply she was conceived originally by a very human man and woman, only for her mother to become a gear very early in the pregnancy. Also, given anything with gear cells is considered a gear, it's even harder to explain what exactly makes her only "half" of one.
  • Happily Married: Unofficially. Due to legal shenanigans, her marriage to Ky isn't officially recognized, but they carry on as a married couple anyway.
  • Hidden Depths: She views the destruction of nature by humans as part of a natural cycle. It is also stated that she is ravenous for knowledge and is excellent in gathering data, evidenced by the number of artwork with Dizzy in a library or holding a book, which is probably a trait she inherited from her scientist parents.
  • Hot Consort: For Ky.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Although a Half-Human Hybrid, her form from one of her X intro poses/XX Instant Kill animation implies that her true form is actually this. See One-Winged Angel below for details.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She's perfectly happy with the Jellyfish pirates and hates fighting. Pity she Can't Stay Normal.
    To Ky Kiske: And I didn't want this power in the first place!
  • I Just Want to Have Friends- In GGX. It was granted.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Testament first, and later to Ky. Testament's selflessness towards her is evident in GGX and GGXX. But then Accent Core shows Ky Kiske getting close to her in which official materials and the events of Overture support, and Xrd flat-out confirms.
  • The Ingenue: Subverted by her desire for knowledge but played straight in the innocent part. Though many of her opponents tell her how scary her power can be, some were disappointed because they fought a "child" or would scold her for crying.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Ky, a sinful mix of May–December Romance and Mayfly–December Romance. Although it may not be so interspecies after all...
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Unfailingly kind and wears one of the lewdest fighting outfits ever created. It gets revised a little in Xrd(one presumes at the behest of her husband), but someone could still really stand to teach her what pants are.
  • Jail Bait: Subverted, her biological age may be 3 but she's 20 years old physically. Now 9 as of -REVELATOR-, and looks about 25 now.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: She and her light wing, Undine, are nice. Necro, on the other hand...
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Her Gamma Ray.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Her Emotional Gamma Ray Instant Kill does this in reverse. Necro fires a Gamma Ray, only for her to redirect its trajectory and land far away from the opponent. After seeing the resultant radioactive plume in the distance, her opponent surrenders.
  • Little Black Dress: One of her pre-fight animations in Guilty Gear X.
  • Look Behind You: Her Dust Attack has Necro tap on Dizzy's shoulder. When Dizzy looks behind her towards Undyne, Necro uppercuts the opponent. He does the same for her Instant Kill, though the time it takes to charge the attack gives Dizzy enough of an opening to interrupt it.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It's eventually revealed in later games that her mother is Justice/Aira and her father is Sol Badguy/Fredrick.
  • Morality Chain: To Testament. In the ending to XX where she's killed, he loses it and restarts the Crusades, vowing death to all humans.
  • Mundane Utility: She uses her devastating powers mostly to gather food or cook.
  • Musical Nod: Her Xrd theme "One Dawn" has a brief section where the orchestra plays the opening to her old theme, "Awe of She". In addition to that, the chorus of "Awe of She" can be heard during the intelude of "One Dawn".
  • Nice Girl: Bar none one of the kindest characters in the cast, if not the kindest.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: This is a given trait for a Gear.
    • She fell off the Mayship a thousand feet from the air and survived, of course, with Necro's help. Also, in the Drama CDs, the Mayship itself tries to kill her by being a suicide bomb but failed.
    • But what's ironic is that, her health bar in the game is miserable.
  • Non-Player Character: In Xrd, appearing in the story mode while remaining unplayable. Averted in Revelator, becoming playable through DLC.
  • Not Himself: Necro possesses her from time to time.
  • Not as You Know Them: She appears in the alternate timeline drama CD's... except she's an evil bitch just like her mother, Justice, having been broken way too much.
  • Official Couple: With Ky.
  • One-Winged Angel: One of her X Intro poses and her XX Instant Kill shows her turn into a more demonic-looking version of her self.
  • Only Friend: To Testament.
  • Only One Name: Since she never knew her parents, she only goes by "Dizzy". Though by Overture she could arguably be called Dizzy Kisuke, and later material suggests her full birth name should be something along the lines of Dizzy Hale-Bulsara.
  • Papa Wolf: Necro won't hesitate to obliterate anyone who even vaguely menaces Dizzy, even if she objects to it.
  • Parental Abandonment: Neither Sol nor Aria / Justice have been particularly big presences in her life. Granted, Justice never really had the chance to be (and may not have known Dizzy had hatched) and it seems Sol didn't even know it was possible for her to exist until the bounty notice went up, he heard the story, and put two and two together. Even as of Xrd, though, he seems to be keeping his distance and hasn't ever spent much time with her. For her part, one of Dizzy's callouts on defeat in Revelator is a rather sad-sounding "Father..."
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Just look at her Xrd Instant Kill. She's got quite a lot of the destructive power her mother did, and that terrifies her.
  • Perpetual Molt: A bit more justifiable given that her wings are magical constructs as much as anything. Even in Xrd, her crouch-Slash anti-air results in a wingflap which generates a small shower of feathers.
  • Phlebotinum Girl: She fails to realize this as she was raised by very kind humans parents and she is lucky to meet geniunely good people. However, the Alternate Universe isn't very kind.
  • Power Incontinence: Sometimes we wonder if her guardians are more worried about her killing her opponents than her getting hurt.
  • Princess Classic: In XX, That Man calls her "The Princess of the Gears."
  • Put on a Bus: By the time Xrd happens, Dizzy's still doing time as a Gearsicle. Ky's desperately looking for a way to free her, though, so she's not completely out of the picture just yet. And she returns at the end.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Goes down to the knees, and that's with being tied up some. In Xrd in particular, if she let her hair down entirely, it seems very likely it'd be ankle-length or even longer.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Played completely straight for both her and her familiars. Dizzy may be the most benevolent character in the cast next to Ky, but red eyes are the signature trait of Gears and mark her as an extremely powerful individual. When Necro takes over, RUN.
  • The Reveal:
    • The cutscene in Overture where we learn that the "Key" Valentine is looking for who might be Dizzy, is actually Ky's love and Sin's mother, thus making Sin Ky's son.
    • [Xrd Revelator stops beating around the bush and finally reveals Sol is indeed Dizzy's father.
  • Sailor Fuku: As a member of he Jellyfish crew, this is usually what she is wearing if she's not in her battle outfit.
  • Ship Tease: Depending on interpretations from X and XX, she's been teased with Testament, Bridget, and finally, with Ky in their endings in Accent Core. She chooses Ky, and Rev 2 dedicates a Episode Story to showing how they actually met, via a partial retelling of Ky's GGX Arcade route in the vein of the GG 1 retelling that was Justice's Accent Core Story Mode.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: She's not entirely shy, just careful to avoid humans. She grows out of it when she meets Ky.
  • Significant Birth Date: Her birthday is Christmas, fitting with her being the December of the Jellyfish Pirates.
  • SNK Boss: Ridiculously cheap in X, then the story mode of XX takes it up a notch by making it so that she's always fought with the buffs from her Gold color palette on as well as giving her a CPU-only Instant Kill.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit while in combat. The (now old) instant kill mentioned above? It leaves her completely nude. Thankfully, the light's radiance does a good job of censoring her. Outside of that instance, her fighting outfit is this in spades. It was toned down a bit in Xrd as she now has a corset covering up her torso (that even then still looks like it's straining to contain her breasts), but that can still be removed if she uses her Gamma Ray super at low health. Other than that, her outfit includes fetishes like Combat Stilettos, Mini Dress Of Power, Stocking Filler, Thong of Shielding, etc. Averted outside of combat, where she wears more conservative clothing.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: What made Dizzy survive thousands of feet of fall, Fighting from the Inside ensues.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Because of her odd aging, Dizzy is technically only 9 years old as of -REVELATOR- but with the body of someone in their mid-twenties. Compare that to her son Sin, who is technically 7 but looks around 15. This is complicated by the fact that she spent several years frozen in time.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Necro Install. Subverted because it's more of a Demonic Possession or a Split-Personality Takeover
  • Temporal Theme Naming: In keeping with the Jellyfish Pirates all being named after months of the year, she's December.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: One of her primary character traits, to the point where her Instant Kill in -REVELATOR- doesn't actually harm the opponent. Instead, Dizzy alters the trajectory of her attack, resulting in a nuclear explosion outside of the stage that causes the opponent to SURRENDER.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When she reappears in Xrd, she's a lot more calm in combat and, while she isn't quite in control of her familiars yet, takes significantly more action in trying to stop them than the previous games, such as actually shouting at them to stop arguing during her taunt or tackling Necro when he attempts to perform her "Instant Kill" to throw it off trajectory. Unfortunately, Gamma Ray still takes a lot out of her. Sometimes, she can use it on her own, but it leaves her quite exhausted. She only retains consciousness when Necro isn't suppressed, but still lets out a shocked scream since she can't handle the recoil.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Compared to her Jellyfish buddies, her shorts are the shortest. (Whether Johnny is to blame for this has never been addressed, but being Johnny, he probably is)
  • Winged Humanoid: With sentient wings, no less.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Subverted: Her two wings have separate purposes. Necro, her dark wing, is used mostly on offense. Undine, on the other hand uses ice for her attacks, her shield and even carries Dizzy when she faints, like a mother. The two are often seen to be arguing with each other and are almost never seen working together with one exception. When Dizzy uses Gamma Ray in Revelator, Necro fires a red beam, then Undine fires a blue beam, then they both fire the combined purple Gamma Ray.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A classic example. Also slightly inexplicable as her mother had red hair even as a Gear and her dad has brown hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: She's only 3 years old (now 9 as of Xrd) but looks about 20 (25 as of Xrd).

Non-playable Characters

Voiced by: Yumiko Ogawa (XX, JP), Yukiko Kato (AC+, JP), Tomomi Isomura (Xrd, JP) / Ashly Burch (Xrd, EN)

May's best friend in the Jellyfish Pirates.


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