5:05 pm - Wed, Jul 23, 2014
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Q: I think the worst GG misconception is the idea that Bridget is trans or something, when he clearly states he is male in his story and became a bounty hunter to prove his masculinity, hello did you not play the game people?
Anonymous

I understand what you mean, but keep in mind that a lot of people just play the games for the characters’ designs and game-play.

They don’t think twice about the story or character development (either because it’s too convoluted or they take things at face value).

It’s unfortunate but that’s what people do for games they are unfamiliar with.

4:18 pm
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Q: Speaking of uninformed, are there any common misconceptions regarding GG lore that you STILL find yourself having to correct to this day?
Anonymous

Ohhh don’t get me started.

I made tags specifically for that sort of thing

12:52 pm
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Q: Are you happy that Bridget only barely cracked the Top 10 in your poll?
Anonymous

I am not biased, those are just the results.  

Also I explained Bridget’s case earlier.

I don’t mind Bridget in Guilty Gear at all, I just don’t follow or agree with the uninformed Memes about him.

1:12 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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Q: I remember you mentioned once in a post that Sol likely took Sin under his wing in respect for Dizzy (can't find the post right now though), but what would his rivalry with Ky have to do with this? I never got a chance to play Overture myself, so I may not have the biggest grasp on the related events, but would Sol do this with respect for Ky as a rival and fighter as well?
zysets

Sol has always considered Ky to be “just a kid/spoiled brat” in most instances of their encounters.

But at the same time there’s a hidden dynamic to Sol towards Ky that suggests he feels sympathy towards Ky’s life.

It might seem obvious in hindsight, but Sol feels ‘guilty’ about the world being reduced to the state it’s become.

He’s felt regretfully responsible for unleashing the Gears in the world in the first place, even expressing as much when looking back on its history with Magic (when talking with Dr. Paradigm).

Ky was born in a world invaded by deadly Gears, his world was destroyed by them. And he isn’t the only victim of this tragedy (Johnny’s father was killed by a Gear as well).

And yet Ky chose not to give in to despair and place blame on the Gears themselves, but on those responsible for their creation.

This places an even greater guilt on Sol than you might realize.

Bad enough that Sol was hiding the fact he was a Gear from Ky.

Sol became the very thing he was responsible for creating… perhaps to atone the remainder of his immortal life as a living weapon.

Worse, he had to dirty his hands in the deaths of Gears who didn’t deserve to die, whose only crime was being born as a weapon like he himself had become.

Ky chose, despite his position and situation to instead offer a hand of mercy and protection to a woman born as a Gear. To love her as a person.

It might even be said that Sol is to blame for their union. He spared Dizzy and took away the reason she had to die.

Sol can’t take back Dizzy’s origins, nor can he take back Ky’s bloody past… even if he destroys “That Man” on a quest of vengeance.

When Dizzy gave birth to Sin… Ky’s role as ‘a Human outsider’ ended. Everything changed, and Ky was driven in to an ethical corner in his conscience. He felt the Guilt that should have only been Sol’s responsibility and onus (something Sol never told him).

In a true sense by a creating a Gear with his own blood, Ky had sinned against Mankind.

So a “Sin” was born. And Ky could do nothing to protect him in his situation. Ky was trapped and felt the only way to absolve himself was before God. He had lost his reason to uphold his sense of justice, his reason to continue fighting… because if he continued to fight, the one thing he treasured most (family) would be destroyed.

He’d already lost his family to the Crusades. Even if his family were Gears, he couldn’t afford to lose them again.

Dizzy knew he was suffering, so she called the one man she knew who could save them all… Sol.

So, on New Years’ Eve, Sol stepped in the Church Ky was confessing to God in… and defied God.

Sol was always antagonizing Ky… it had always been that way… but this time, Sol had to bring back what Ky had lost… his ability to fight.

I’m sure Ky’s sword arm had gone dull over the peaceful years of living with Dizzy, he’d forgotten what it meant to protect a person with one’s own life.

Sol was merciless in that regard, and yet Ky kept getting back up, loss after loss. Because Ky believed in HOPE.

Sin stepped in between their fight, risking his life against Sol’s sword… despite his hatred for his despondent and weak father. A small voice, yet a determined one, just like the father’s he hated.

What Sol saw before him was yet another innocent Gear being born in a bloodstained world. His own doing, not Ky’s.

Sol knew that Ky was the only man he could trust to represent humanity. This was exemplified with Ky’s “death” (in an alternate timeline).

Kliff Undersn (a man who had fought Justice and survived for most of the Crusades) had accepted both Ky AND Sol in to his own family, with no doubt or hesitation in his heart.

Sol probably even considered Ky like a son, perhaps.

Ky told Sol the truth of the matter, and asked Sol to take care of Sin during this turbulent point in Ky’s life, being put in the role of a King.

If Sol was just a scientist who only cared for results and would not accept failure… if he was his past self… he might have said ‘No’ and declined to Ky’s desperate request.

But war changes people. Heated rivals can become blood brothers… even family.

And perhaps there was another way in which he could atone for his past as “Creator of the Gears”… by raising Sin up like his own.

Sol’s rivalry with Ky remains, but now they both fight for what they believe in.  Even if it’s just a little, some understanding now exists between them.

12:48 am
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And that’s it! It’s now Monday (CST)!
Thanks to everyone on Tumblr for participating in the poll!  Here are the results:
——————————————Rank 1st > Ky Kiske [20 Votes]Rank 2nd > Sol Badguy [19 Votes]Rank 3rd > Chipp Zanuff [18 Votes]——————————————
4th: Dizzy/Slayer [8 Votes]5th: Millia Rage [7 Votes]6th: Faust/Robo-Ky [6 Votes]7th: Jam/I-No [5 Votes]8th: Baiken/Ramlethal [4 Votes]9th: Axl/May/Zato/Venom [3 Votes]10th: Potemkin/Testament/Justice/Zappa/Bridget [2 Votes]Bottom: Anji/Johnny/Crow/Sin/That Man [1 Vote]
And for all the characters who didn’t get a vote, you GG fans can always look them up some time and check them out on your own!
I guess it’s true what they say, different regions (or websites) have different tastes!
(P.S.: If you feel depressed about the results, you can keep voting for fun but it won’t count past this particular deadline, at least until another Poll is made, lol, at the very least spread the word about why your favorite characters are cool and why Guilty Gear is such a great series!)
Thanks again for participating!

And that’s it! It’s now Monday (CST)!

Thanks to everyone on Tumblr for participating in the poll!  
Here are the results:

——————————————
Rank 1st > Ky Kiske [20 Votes]
Rank 2nd > Sol Badguy [19 Votes]
Rank 3rd > Chipp Zanuff [18 Votes]
——————————————

4th: Dizzy/Slayer [8 Votes]
5th: Millia Rage [7 Votes]
6th: Faust/Robo-Ky [6 Votes]
7th: Jam/I-No [5 Votes]
8th: Baiken/Ramlethal [4 Votes]
9th: Axl/May/Zato/Venom [3 Votes]
10th: Potemkin/Testament/Justice/Zappa/Bridget [2 Votes]
Bottom: Anji/Johnny/Crow/Sin/That Man [1 Vote]

And for all the characters who didn’t get a vote, you GG fans can always look them up some time and check them out on your own!

I guess it’s true what they say, different regions (or websites) have different tastes!

(P.S.: If you feel depressed about the results, you can keep voting for fun but it won’t count past this particular deadline, at least until another Poll is made, lol, at the very least spread the word about why your favorite characters are cool and why Guilty Gear is such a great series!)

Thanks again for participating!

7:18 pm - Fri, Jul 18, 2014
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GG Character Poll!

Just for fun, and because I said I was going to do this!

Here’s a Guilty Gear Character Poll!

Vote earnestly, vote honestly, vote WISELY. (And try not to cheat).

There’s a lot to choose from, but don’t feel too bad if you never heard of some of them.

TIME’S UP! Here are the results!

4:12 pm - Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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Q: Why does Zato want to protect Millia?
Anonymous

Any number of reasons:

—-He might recall a fragment of his memories with her (good or bad) and might feel that bond that was once there and be trying to preserve it (even if he lost it before, this isn’t the same Zato as before so he isn’t tied down by his former life).

—-He might sense that she carries a Forbidden Beast (Kinjuu) within her and that might be part of the reason, since we don’t know if Angra is going to awaken or not or if it hasn’t awoken already and what will happen concerning that. The fact that they both carry Forbidden Beasts is part of the reason they shared a bond to begin with.

—-She might hold the key to restoring his memories (though the same could be said of Venom and Slayer), but more importantly he might know something about the Senato that they do not. He might even be seeking to atone for his past as well.

Those are all possible reasons, but we won’t know for sure until the story progresses.

1:41 am
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Hi-res Sin Screens

Get em here!  (Too many to post).

5:56 pm - Wed, Jul 16, 2014
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Q: What was going through your head at the time GGXrd was announced? Any thoughts?
Anonymous

That’s a bit of a Time Capsule question…

It’s fun to think about though…

Before:

Discussing why we were all jealous of BlazBlue and why people should be patient.

After:

Excitement and a silly ironic conversation about how long it took to get here.

It is funny to re-read people’s guesses and thoughts at that time, but once we get the game for ourselves, things should finally settle down a bit.

2:41 pm
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Q: I think I have an interesting theory about the Dragon install and the Backyard. Raven said that the Sol's Dragon Install is encroaching and probably it will evolve more and more as the story goes on. Do you think, Backyard, much like the Scientist says about our universe is also constantly expanding - except in such a rapid rate that it causes Sol to continuously evolve? I mean, I think it may make sense considering Backyard IS a place of seemingly unlimited information and power.
Anonymous

Right now that question is beyond the scope Guilty Gear’s current plot-line and knowledge base.

It would be interesting to know the limits of the Backyard, but so far, there’s scarcely any information other than it being described as an “unquestionably limitless power that shouldn’t exist in the natural world”.

I don’t know if the Backyard is linked to the ‘Universe’ beyond Earth, or if the Backyard is supposedly ‘expanding’ along with the supposed theory that our Universe is ‘expanding’ (the Expansion Theory is still just a theory since we currently are incapable of measuring the ‘spatial limits’ of our Universe).

For all we know there are multiple Backyards, just as there’s a script page for every blog entry on this Tumblr blog!

As for whether or not Sol’s Dragon Install is linked to the Backyard directly… it’s a little more complicated than that.

Sol’s body is a Gear, so it’s easy to state that it serves as a “Gateway” to the Backyard. In fact the chord mechanism that was used to make his Gear body was later used to construct the Cube, so technically it could be used to construct anything at this point.

"Dragon Install" is more of an ‘executable command call’ that Sol uses to enhance his existing Gear abilities. The abilities of Dragon Install are limited to whatever D.N.A. sequence type Gear Cells (i.e. Dragon cells) he is comprised of. We currently don’t know what sort of being (other than being a Gear) that Sol was ‘intermingled from’ genetically. So we can’t ascertain how powerful he will truly become even if we know the Encroachment will enhance that power.

That in and of itself means that while he serves as a ‘gateway’ to the Backyard and can access its power… It may not necessary be linked to Dragon Install directly, and it’s not that easy to harness such Magic to begin with (even Dr. Paradigm was only ever able to access the Backyard’s power once directly, and could not observe it for very long).

It’s an interesting possibility to consider, but there are too many variables yet and too much unconfirmed information to test your theory.

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