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A tradition of ArcSys fighters. In general, the references follow a pattern. The 8th palette is more often than not for Guilty Gear
, the 9th for BlazBlue
, the 10th for Persona
, Persona 2
, Persona 3
, and Persona 4
), the 11th for Under Night In-Birth
, the 12th for RWBY
and the 13th and 18th for Shout-Outs
to various other media. Color 17 for most characters is a returning color from a previous title, and in some cases, is a shout-out as well. Let's go through the list, shall we?
- Ragna the Bloodedge: Sol Badguy, Jin Kisaragi, Yu Narukami, Hyde, Ruby Rose, Elsa, Giorno Giovanna
- Jin Kisaragi: Ky Kiske, Ragna the Bloodedge, Yosuke Hanamura, Wagner, Weiss Schnee, Anna, Ghiaccio
- Noel Vermillion: Elphelt Valentine (in her -REVELATOR- costume), Izanami, Maya Amano, Nanase, Lie Ren, Anna (with white hair), Nu-13
- Rachel Alucard: Elphelt Valentine (in her -SIGN- costume), Tsubaki Yayoi/Izayoi, Chidori Yoshino, Linne, Neo Politan, Finn the Human (with Nago as Jake the Dog), Hatsune Miku
- Iron Tager: Potemkin (in his pre-Xrd costume), Bullet, Kanji Tatsumi, Waldstein, Yang Xiao Long, Orisa
- Hakumen: Leo Whitefang, Susanoo, Susano'o, Merkava, Blake Belladonna (Volume 4), Buzz Lightyear, Baiken
- Nu-13: Justice, Mu-12, Aegis, Vatista, Penny Polendina, Pharah, Yuno Gasai
- Hazama: Axl Low, Relius Clover, Naoto Shirogane, Phonon, Adam Taurusnote , Sheriff Woody Pride, The Joker
- Makoto Nanaya: April note , Tsubaki Yayoi/Izayoi, Chie Satonaka, Mika, Nora Valkyrie, Buttercup
- Platinum the Trinity: Jack-O', Azrael, Nanako Dojima, Chaos, Pyrrha Nikos, Princess Bubblegum
- Izayoi: Millia Rage (in her Xrd costume), Rachel Alucard, Metis, Orie Ballardiae, Weiss Schneenote , Alice, Testament, Millia Rage (in her original costume)
- Azrael: Slayer, Platinum the Trinity, Takaya Sakaki, Enkidu, Yang Xiao Long, D.Va, Johnny
- Celica A. Mercury: Ramlethal Valentine, Nine the Phantom, Rise Kujikawa (with Minerva as Himiko), Nanase (with Minerva as Hyde), Penny Polendina (with Minerva as Ciel Soleil), Zappa (with Minerva as S-Ko), Utena Tenjou (with Minerva as Anthy Himemiya)
- Naoto Kurogane: Sin Kiske, Es, Naoto Shirogane, Carmine, Sun Wukong, Rock Howard, Zapp Renfro
- Nine the Phantom: I-No, Celica A. Mercury, Labrys, Hilda, Cinder Fall, Marceline Abadeer the Vampire Queen
- Es: Dizzy, Naoto Kurogane, Mitsuru Kirijo, Linne, Ruby Rosenote , Mercy, Es (her original colors from X Blaze: Lost Memories)
- Mai Natsume: Raven, Kajun Faycott, Yukiko Amagi, Seth, Jaune Arc, Blossom
- Susanoo: Kum Haehyun, Hakumen, Junpei Iorinote , Carmine, Creatures of Grimm, Pikachu, Zoroark
- Jubei: Jam Kuradoberi, Nine the Phantom, Teddie, Gordeau, Professor Ozpin, BMO.
Persona 4 Arena
- Yu Narukami: Ragna the Bloodedge, Makoto Yuki/''Persona 3'' Protagonist (with Izanagi as Orpheus), Hyde (with Izanagi as Linne), Ruby Rose (with Izanagi as Weiss Schnee), Joker (with Izanagi as Arsene)
- Yosuke Hanamura: Jin Kisaragi, Eikichi Mishina (with Jiraiya as Hades), Nanase, Weiss Schnee (with Jiraiya as Ruby Rose), Ryuji Sakamoto (with Jiraiya as Captain Kidd)
- Chie Satonaka: Makoto Nanaya, Yukari Takeba (with Tomoe as Isis), Mika (with Tomoe as Orie), Blake Belladonna (with Tomoe as Yang Xiao Long), Makoto Niijima (with Tomoe as Johanna), Jam Kuradoberi
- Yukiko Amagi: Carl Clover (with Konohana Sakuya as Nirvana), Chidori Yoshino (with Konohana Sakuya as Medea), Orie (with Konohana Sakuya as Wagner), Yang Xiao Long note (with Konohana Sakuya as Blake Belladonna), Ann Takamaki (with Konohana Sakuya as Carmen), Akiha Vermilion.
- Kanji Tatsumi: Akihiko Sanada, Iron Tager, Baofu (with Take-Mikazuchi as Odysseus), Gordeau (with Take-Mikazuchi as Chaos), Jaune Arc (with Take-Mikazuchi as Pyrrha Nikos), Yusuke Kitagawa note (with Take-Mikazuchi as Goemon)
- Teddie: Jack-O', Taokaka, Jack Frost (with Kintoki-Douji as Pyro Jack), Chaos, Roman Torchwick, Morgana (with Kintoki-Douji as Zorro)
- Naoto Shirogane: Hazama, Yukino Mayuzumi note (with Sukuna-Hikona as Durga), Chaos (with Sukuna-Hikona as Gordeau), Pyrrha Nikos (with Sukuna-Hikona as Jaune Arc); Morgana (with Sukuna-Hikona as Zorro)
- Mitsuru Kirijo: Margaret, Litchi Faye-Ling (with Artemisia as Lao Jiu), Maya Amano (with Artemisia as Artemis), Phonon (with Artemisia as Nanase), Lie Ren (with Artemisia as Nora Valkyrie), Haru Okumura (with Artemisia as Milady) Artemisia color swap (with Artemisia as Mitsuru)
- Akihiko Sanada: Bang Shishigami, Takaya Sakaki (with Caesar as Hypnos), Enkidu (with Caesar as Hilda), Nora Valkyrie (with Caesar as Lie Ren), Futaba Sakura (with Caesar as Necronomicon)
- Aegis: Labrys (with Pallas Athena as Ariadne), Nu-13, Metis (with Pallas Athena as Psyche), Vatista (with Pallas Athena as Hyde), Penny Polendina (with Pallas Athena as Ruby), Justine/Caroline (with Pallas Athena as Igor)
- Labrys: Kotone Shiomi/''Persona 3 Portable'' Female Protagonist, Lambda-11, Aegis (with Ariadne as Palladion), Linne (with Ariadne as Waldstein), Penny Polendina (with Ariadne as Ruby Rose), Lavenza (with Ariadne as Igor)
- Elizabeth: Relius Clover, Belladonna, Hilda (with Thanatos as Enkidu), Neo Politan (with Thanatos as Roman Torchwick), Elizabeth as her Self from PQ2 (with Thanatos as her 3D glasses)
- Tohru Adachi: Yuki Terumi (with Magatsu-Izanagi as Susano'o), Katsuya Suou (with Magatzu-Izanagi as Helios), Akatsuki, Roman Torchwick (with Magatsu-Izanagi as a Grimm), Goro Akechi (with Magatsu-Izanagi as Robin Hood), The Joker
Under Night In-Birth
- Hyde: Sol Badguy, Ragna the Bloodedge, Yu Narukami, Linne, Ruby Rose, Steven Universe
- Linne: Dizzy, Noel Vermillion, Chie Satonaka, Hyde, Blake Belladonna, Garnet
- Waldstein: Kum Haehyun, Taokaka, Teddie, Carmine, Adam Taurus, Amethyst
- Carmine: Venom, Yuuki Terumi, Sho Minazuki, Merkava, Roman Torchwick, Morrigan
- Orie: Elphelt Valentine (in her -SIGN- costume), Rachel Alucard, Mitsuru Kirijo, Vatista, Weiss Schnee, Rapunzel
- Gordeau: Testament, Kagura Mutsuki, Junpei Iori note , Yuzuriha, Jaune Arc, Gambit
- Merkava: Faust, Hakumen, Koromaru, Waldstein, Grimm, Things 1 and 2, Spider-Man
- Vatista: Bridget, Nu-13, Aegis, Orie, Penny Polendina, Pearl
- Seth: Jack-O', Hibiki, Sho Minazuki, Hyde, Neo Politan, Sapphire, Shoto Todoroki note
- Yuzuriha: Johnny, Tsubaki Yayoi/Izayoi, Margaret, Gordeau, Lie Ren, Shadow the Hedgehog, Jinx.
- Hilda: I-No, Nine the Phantom, Mitsuru Kirijo, Enkidu, Salem, Rose Quartz, Princess Hilda
- Mika: May, Carl Clover, Labrys, Nanase, Yang Xiao Long, Doomfist, Minori
- Ruby Rose: Sol Badguy, Es note , Yu Narukami, Mika, Jaune Arc, Summer Rose, KDA Evelynn Skin
- Weiss Schnee: Ky Kiske, Tsubaki Yayoi/Izayoi, Yukiko Amagi, Orie, Pyrrha Nikos, Snow White (in her royal garb), KDA Kaisa Skin
- Blake Belladonna: Ramlethal Valentine, Kokonoe Mercury, Yosuke Hanamura, Linne, Lie Ren, Belle (in her ball gown), KDA Ahri Skin
- Yang Xiao Long: Baiken, Makoto Nanaya, Chie Satonaka, Yuzuriha, Nora Valkyrie, Raven Branwen, KDA Akali Skin
- Neo Politan: Millia Rage (XRD), Es, Aigis, Vatista, Roman Torchwick, The Cheshire Cat
- Heart Aino: Ky Kiske, Ragna the Bloodedge, Yu Narukami, Hyde, Ruby Rose, Saki Tzusura
- Yumi: Baiken, Amane Nishiki, Yukiko Amagi, Orie, Weiss Schnee, Asuka, Hikage, Homura
As of the 2.0 update, lobby avatars can also have their colors changed between five different colors. The fifth color for most of them is usually the respective fighter's eighth palette, though there are some exceptions, such as Blitztank. There are also avatars of non-playable characters as well, some of whom have also received Guilty Gear shout-out colors like the playable cast.
- Linhua: Anji Mito
- Pakumen: Leo Whitefangnote
- Kajun: Jam Kuradoberi
- Makoto goes full Kenshiro when performing Planet Crusher, complete with shouting "You're already dead!!" on the final punch.
- Weiss and Blake's pre-battle quote is a reference to Muhammad Ali's famous quote; "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
- One particular move of Blake has her throwing her Gambol Shroud at her opponent while shouting "Get over here!"
- Yang activating her Semblance when her health goes red is very much reminiscent of Jin Saotome's Saotome Shine Hyper Combo from the Marvel vs. Capcom series, which also immediately activates and powers him up under similar circumstances.
- When Yosuke runs into Jubei in Episode P4A, he asks if he is in Wonderland. This doubles as a nod to Persona Q, where the first labyrinth is a Alice in Wonderland-themed locale titled "You in Wonderland."
- In the True Ending, after defeating the boss, Yosuke wonders if it's really over, thinking it's the "This isn't even my final form!" meme.