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  • 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 however 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.
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  • 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, Alphonse Potemkin, or Potemkin the Chopper due to his Xrd redesign bearing more than a passing resemblance to Alphonse Elric 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
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    • 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. This Locomia video clearly shows why.
    • The redesign for Elphelt in -REVELATOR- is quickly becoming known as Edgephelt.
      • Since some people can't be bothered to spell her name right, they simply resort to calling her "Elephant".
    • Due to their similarities in personality and appearance, Leo is sometimes referred to as "Anime Maximilian".
      • And now, when Answer is revealed, some fans refer to him as "Ninja Maximilian".
  • 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.
  • Model Dissonance: Since Xrd is using 3D models to emulate the animations and angles of 2D sprites, the angles when studied more closely become quite awkward due to a majority of characters literally quarter-facing at each other instead of directly forward face-to-face (especially when they have no reason to). Very few animations and/or idle-stances seem to avert this quarter-facing phenomenon.
  • Newbie Boom: An indirect example. There have been reports of Xrd getting a great jump in sales upon the E3 reveal of Dragon Ball FighterZ, which is being developed by the same staff from Arc System Works that made Xrd. That game's similar style to Xrd, combined with having 3 Vs. 3 battles on par with Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes and 3 (and not with the competing sequel Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite) has caused both Dragon Ball fans and more fighting game fans to learn up on Xrd's own mechanics so they can be ready for FighterZ.
  • No Dub for You: Because the wait between the Arcade and Console version of the game was much shorter than -SIGN- in order to meet the deadline for Evolution 2016, -REVELATOR- did not get an English dub. Whether it will stick for the next expansion is anyone's guess, although considering the recent and similar predicament with BlazBlue: Central Fiction...
  • No Export for You:
    • The Guilty Gear Petit titles for the Wonderswan Color, which introduced a character exclusive to them: Fanny. This is at least a bit more understandable than many other examples, since the Wonderswan wasn't ever sold outside of Japan.
    • Guilty Gear X Plus and Guilty Gear XX Slash. This 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.
    • Baiken is the biggest example. She's had no less than four voice actresses throughout the series. 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 Miho Sudou, 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. The role was once again recast in Revelator to Mayumi Asano.
    • 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 took 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, with Shigeru Chiba in Xrd.
    • 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; the latter game still had Ishiwatari as the "battle" voice, while there was an option to switch that said voice for either him or Nakata. Nakata then fully took over in Xrd.
    • 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.
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  • 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.
    • While many of the Japanese voices of Xrd characters were changed (especially for those formerly voiced by one-time VA's like Chipp and Jam), apparently Kazue Fujita still stays for Dizzy in Xrd REVELATOR
  • 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.
    • Originally, this applies to both Faust and Potemkin as of X in Japanese with Takashi Kondo showing off his range between the both of them. Also applied to Ky and his robotic version Robo-Ky in that older versions of GGXX had Takeshi Kusao voice both of them, before the new story mode in Accent Core Plus.
  • 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 in character designs (most notably: May and Potemkin using large axes instead of using an anchor and bare melee attacks respectively, and Sol demonstrating Cutlass Between the Teeth) and in-game visuals, using pre-rendered 3D models instead of 2D sprites.
    • To keep things separate, there are no immediate plans to crossover with BlazBlue until sometime after BlazBlue: Central Fiction.
    • Back when they were a part of Sammy, Arc System Works was in talks with Capcom for a potential crossover possibly between Guilty Gear and Darkstalkers. Though an announcement was made under the title of Sammy Vs Capcom it never materialized, due to Sega buying out Sammy shortly after.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Guilty Gear Wiki.


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