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There’s a really cool official art image of Sol with a broken head guard from GGTML I want to find but is impossible to track down in a decent quality size.
I wonder if anyone might know where it would be?
I’ve only seen the trading cards from GGX Drafting Artworks book, but I’d like full-detailed versions of those artworks (not the cards themselves but real, clean GG1 era artwork).
Any art-book sleuths out there know if they exist? Did Daisuke ever release them?
Dr. Faust: Bio & Trivia
"I do this not as a doctor, but as a man.
I cannot turn a blind eye to the spreading of suffering and death.”
Height: 9’3” (Assumed)
Weight: 121 lbs. (Assumed)
Blood Type: Unknown (Possibly O)
Birthplace: Unknown (Possibly China)
Birthday: Unknown (Celebrated August 21st)
Eye Color: Fluorescent (Assumed, may actually be Black)
Hobbies: Unknown (Seems to like Performing elaborate operations)
Favorite Thing: Unknown (Probably his gigantic six-foot ‘scalpel’)
Dislikes: Unknown (Seems to dislike Cancerous cells)
Weapon: Gigantic Precision-Cutting Scalpel Tool “Margarita”
[Kyodai mesu no Marukari futoshi / 巨大メスの丸刈太: マルガリータ]
He was regarded as the finest physician in more than a hundred years.
With a gentle personality and deft surgical skill, the doctor was respected throughout the world. One day, however, a girl under his care died mysteriously during surgery.
Some said the girl’s death was orchestrated by jealous colleagues, but the shock drove the doctor mad. He embarked on a violent serial-killing spree and murdered an untold number of people before finally being captured…
The Doctor saw many people cheering over the death of Justice as though they had just been saved.
The tournament had ended and the Mad Doctor had survived… but…
He recalled the memories of the death of a girl he was unable to save, and her cheerful voice haunted him.
The blood-thirsty madness that had overtaken him disappeared as though it were just a brief reverie.
He could not face those people with their happy faces. He resolved to atone for his sins then and there, but he knew he could never make up for the lives he took.
And so he disappeared and went on a journey, and donned a paper bag mask in shame.
Though he loathed himself, he chose to use his talents in secret to heal those in need, until he could find his true purpose.
His journey would take him to an old village where a Gear was said to have been sealed… he heard rumors of a certain drug that could cure ailments there… perhaps he had much to learn yet…
Faust was once a good man and a great surgeon - one of the best in the world.
After committing a simple mistake that cost a young female patient her life, his mind broke and he went on a murderous rampage. He was captured and sent to a Dimensional Prison after taking the lives of scores of innocent people using the most indescribable of means.
The previous Tournament gave him a second lease on life, and now he has returned to his former self.
Wishing to punish himself for his past, Faust resolved to take his own life. Not only would this act finally atone for his sins, but he realized it was the only way he would be able to escape the painful feelings that haunted him day and night.
But just as he was about to end it all, Faust learned that the young girl’s death so long ago was no accident, but rather a cold-blooded murder carried out by a third party.
Finally seeing the light, he now sets out on a new journey to discover the truth behind the girl, saving as many lives as he can along the way.
After hearing the lonely story of a young Half-Gear girl, Faust was inspired to do good for people even despite their pasts.
Though his virtuous ideals seem to get him in to trouble at times, he has decided to continue wandering the world and saving people until he can find the truth of what happened with his own past.
He was finally getting close.
A bit of information he’d obtained from an Assassin by the name of Venom pointed him in the direction of the United Nations.
But he knew his journey was far from over, and his hands were no less stained of blood than they ever were.
Still, undeterred, he decides to visit the Founder of the Assassins, Slayer.
==Story (Butterfly and Her Gale)==
Though he had not planned on getting involved, a group of the rogue Assassins began to attack a young President named Erica.
She was wounded and needed medical attention immediately!
A dark doctor who wanders all over the world, charitably helping people who are sick or in trouble.
He was once known as a great doctor, but a certain medical error turned him into a serial killer.
Regretting his behavior, he now seeks atonement through countless good deeds, but still hides his true face beneath a paper bag of guilt. Though he’s often misunderstood due to his strange appearance and behavior, he’s actually a sensible man.
Knowing that the medical error he made in the past was actually orchestrated by someone, he has set off in pursuit of the truth.
==Personality Profile (GGXrd)==
His mannerisms and speech do not click together logically, though he has a pet philosophy which he likes to admonish on the advancements of human evolution.
Faust has not completely recovered from his deranged mental breakdown, as there are some after-effects, but his personality has calmed down quite a lot since his recovery.
Though his incoherent speech and behavior still need work, he has a gentle heart which is rich in compassion.
"Re-re-re" Stretching Thrust [Re-re-re no Tsuki]
->Pull Back [Biki Modoshi]
—->SPEAK UP! [KOE GA CHISAI!]
——>ONCE AGAIN: HELLO! [MO ICCHO: OISSU!!]
Scalpel Centrifuge Chaotic Dance [Souten Enshin Ranbu]
->Micro Jump [Kyokusho Jump]
->Taste this! [Ajimi!]
->See? I’m a flower! [Hana Daro? Ore Hana Daro?]
->Going My Way!? (Derivative) [Going My Way!? (Haseiban)]
->What’s coming out next~? (Derivative)
[Nani ga Deru ka na~? (Haseiban)]
Love [Ai] *Bag Head Bomb*
Shower Hack [Mettagiri]
What’s coming out next~? [Nani ga Deru ka na~?]
In Your Face! [Mae kara ikimasu yo!]
Watch your Back! [Ushiro kara Ikimasu yo!]
Look out below! [Ue kara Ikimasu yo!]
———————————Force Breaks/EX Force Breaks
Sudden HELLO! [Ikinari OISSU!]
Super “Re-re-re” Stretching Thrust! [Chou Re-re-re no Tsuki!]
It’s a wonderful view from here~! [Koko kara ga mido koro desu yo~!]
Loyal Viewer Fan Service! [Shichousha Zen’in Sa^bisuu!]
Wha-wha-wha-what’s Coming out Next?!
[Na-na-na-Nani ga deru ka na?!]
Destructive “Stimulation” Edge
[Shigekiteki Zetsumei Ken] (Gamble Attack)
Neo Scalpel Centrifuge Chaotic Dance
[Shin Souten Enshin Ranbu] (EX)
Mad Operation (GG)
Peaceful Death from Above [Shouten Raku Goku] (GG)
This weeks’ CLIMAX! [Konshuu no YAMABA!] (GGX - GGXXAC+)
This is me!? [Kore ga watashi!?] (GGXrd)
—-Although the story is pretty blatant about stating that Faust is in fact Dr. Baldhead, he doesn’t like to refer to himself as such and even smacks Venom for almost saying it! Interestingly enough, his bio information somewhat conflicts with that of Dr. Baldhead’s depending on the source (I’ve listed both here for convenience).
—-Venom has tried to recruit Faust for his abilities in to the Assassins organization (though Faust has declined and even escaped him). It was because Venom was pursuing Faust that the events leading to Dizzy’s discovery in America were triggered in Guilty Gear X.
—-In GGXrd, Zato=ONE admits to Faust that he was the one responsible for the botched surgery on the little girl in Faust’s care. Faust is especially angry about this, but is actually willing to hear Zato’s side of the story, which is quite telling about Faust’s kind character, though the exact nature and full story behind the conspiracy that involved the Assassins hasn’t been told yet and has something to do with the Senato and Faust’s “Resurrection Technique” which he meant to develop to save the little girl he was so fond of (which ended up reviving Zato instead).
—-Ironic also that Faust is seemingly fast friends with Slayer, who was the Founder of the Assassins. Faust does find his meddling and ‘violent methods of greeting’ to be annoying though.
—-Fanny who was a Nurse Assistant to Faust went searching for him when he went missing after he went insane as Dr. Baldhead (during Guilty Gear Petit). Her movelist is essentially identical in form to his old GG fighting style, only she uses a giant injection needle instead (which she inherited from her mother who was a famous nurse as well)!
—-It’s a running gag that Ky keeps asking Faust “Have we met before?” because he remembers Faust’s fighting style and stance from the first game.
—-Faust’s ‘pet philosophy on human evolution’ even involves human modification. It’s implied that he’s done surgeries on himself to improve his body’s functionality, though the exact nature of the surgeries is unknown.
—-Faust has done nearly impossible things in alternate routes of Guilty Gear’s story: extracting Eddie from Zato’s body and taking the parasite in to himself, and even removing S-ko from Zappa’s body! Of course, those events didn’t really happen, but they could have!? Eddie once remarked that he tried to take over Faust’s body but Faust’s cellular structure rejected his cells.
—-Faust also has a strange ability to teleport and warp space around him… how he came to gain these powers is also unknown, but the Post-War Administration Bureau claims it reminds them of a project of theirs in the past. Interestingly enough, Faust had a teleportation battle with Raven and somehow lost, so he has much to learn.
—-Faust’s medical exploits have done everything from save a girl from becoming a Gear, making a girl able to see, saving an injured President, and more… he seems to have an extensive knowledge of Gear and Forbidden Beast anatomy and is trying to find a cure for Millia’s hair-bind curse Angra.
—-It was thanks to Testament’s desire for revenge against humanity that he gave Faust his huge scalpel (in the first Guilty Gear, prior to the tournament), though the two have never spoken about the subject ever since. Though Faust admits that his ability to summon creatures and teleport are not unlike Testament’s abilities, though he boasts to be more precise in skill with them.
—-Little known Fact: Faust’s CV: Takashi Kondou was the “distorted” system voice announcer for Guilty Gear X. He also voices Potemkin and other miscellaneous male voices throughout the series (even the Drama CDs). As a tribute to Takashi’s work with other characters, Faust even summons a “Mini Potemkin / Mini Robo-Ky” as one of his random items at times.
—-Faust probably gets his name from the Norwegian drummer Bård Guldvik “Faust” Eithun of the band Emperor, known for Black, Thrash, Progressive, and Death Metal.
—-Faust’s design is likely based on the Unknown Comic who made random appearances on the Gong Show.
—-Faust’s story is based on Goethe’s Heinrich Faust who made a deal with the Devil in exchange for true happiness.
—-Black Sabbath did a song called “Rock’n’Roll Doctor”.
—-Frank Zappa did a song called “G-Spot Tornado”, kinda hard not to consider that one a reference to Faust!
—-“Going My Way” is a musical comedy-drama film directed by Leo McCarey back in 1944. Particularly notable because the film was presented to the Vatican Pope Pius XII after World War II.
—-“Oissu! Koe ga Chiisai! Mou Icchou: OISSU!” is a Japanese encouragement chant used by employees of various merchant shops to psyche themselves up during a workday. They basically say “HELLO!” nice and loud with a bright smile on their face to encourage the customer to buy something! So next time you want to boost your morale at work just get people to say “HELLO! I can’t hear you! HELLO!!! Let’s work with ENTHUSIASM today!” This chant was actually featured in an old anime episode of Hand Maid May.
—-Faust often appears floating downwards with an umbrella which is a reference to the old Disney Musical “Marry Poppins”.
—-Faust’s burst animation has markings similar to Kenshiro’s chest scars in Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken), only his are in the shape of his Bag Head!
—-It’s implied that Faust’s surgical skill is nearly unrivalled and considered “The Hands of God”, May even states at one point “You aren’t a God!” to lampshade this reference to the Anime and Manga series by Osamu Tezuka titled “Black Jack” about a scarred mercenary surgeon who works within the underworld and operates by his own moral code, not unlike Faust!
—-It’s a gag reference to Medical TV dramas like E.R. when Faust says “I’m sorry but there’s no cure.” in a serious voice. He even references Game TV shows in his quotes, such as “Who wants to be a Millionaire” (Is that your Final Answer?).
Operation Complete! This bio was a success~!
Misconceptions and Guilty Gear Redux
Just a warning but these are just mostly facts (contradictory or otherwise) from the game’s story so far so don’t be too shocked or heart broken (or confused for that matter), despite what ships and OTPs exist out there…