Guilty Gear has one of many extra ridiculous storylines in combating video games. An exquisite-looking collection with a unbelievable solid of heroes and villains, the sci-fi anime aesthetic lends itself to some wacky ideas.
The broad strokes of the collection aren’t all that weird, because it tells a fairly primary story total. In a world the place magic was found, three scientists by accident unleashed a brand new kind of species that led to a prolonged warfare between these creatures (Gears) and humanity. One scientist grew to become a genocidal monster, one a grizzled anti-hero, and one other a mysterious wildcard watching over every little thing. Ultimately, the warfare ended and peace reigned, however the opportunity of the warfare reigniting is a continuing menace.
That’s not too on the market by itself. Besides the story additionally options a big vigilante physician who wears a paper bag to cover his id as a crazed serial killer. There’s a ninja who will get elected President of the USA, solely to later determine it might be simpler to simply begin his personal nation. There’s a comatose boy in a weaponized mattress whose persona is a mixture between Freddy Krueger and Mandark from Dexter’s Lab. There’s a yoyo-wielding bounty hunter, a time-traveling Axl Rose knockoff, a dandy vampire, an murderer who makes use of reality-bending billiards as a combating fashion, and so forth.
Shit will get bizarre.
With Responsible Gear Attempt lastly out on retailer cabinets, giving us the long-awaited last battle between Sol Badguy and That Man, it’s time to try essentially the most highly effective beings within the Responsible Gear universe. One character I’m leaving off the checklist is Leopaldon from Responsible Gear Isuka. Not solely is the sport not canon, however even WHAT Leopaldon is (a canine and a wizard piloting a yeti?) isn’t well-explained. However if you need Leopaldon, he’s positively on our official ranking of all of the characters within the collection.
Anyway, right here essentially the most highly effective characters in Responsible Gear:
- 1 15. IZUNA
- 2 14. RAVEN
- 3 13. THE VALENTINE SERIES
- 4 12. I-NO
- 5 Learn extra
- 6 11. BAIKEN AND ANJI MITO
- 7 10. KLIFF UNDERSN
- 8 9. KY KISKE
- 9 8. SLAYER
- 10 7. BEDMAN
- 11 6. PRESIDENT GABRIEL
- 12 Learn extra
- 13 5. SOL BADGUY
- 14 4. JUSTICE
- 15 3. DIZZY
- 16 2. ASUKA R. KREUZ/THAT MAN
- 17 1. ARIELS
Izuna, a hero launched in Responsible Gear 2, is a bit on the mysterious facet, however there’s sufficient info to make it obvious that he’s somebody to take severe. Not solely is he over 500 years outdated, however he resides within the Yard, an surroundings so uninhabitable that almost all others could be crushed by its magical environment. He’s expert as a swordsman, and his teleportation skills are stated to be equal to the energy of a number of hundred mages mixed.
It’s presumed that Izuna didn’t present up in Responsible Gear Xrd as a result of Ariels noticed him as such a menace to her plans that she sealed him away and saved him out of play earlier than her schemes may actually kick into gear. That’s fairly the praise, in a roundabout means.
Raven is all about expertise and sturdiness. He merely can’t die, can contort himself, and is unable to really feel ache. Even his Prompt Kill sees him summon vitality that engulf him and his opponent, which turns his enemy to mud whereas he merely lives to battle one other day. He additionally has management over spatial magic in a means that makes Faust appear like a novice. He’s completely a drive to be reckoned with it doesn’t matter what character he’s up towards.
Nonetheless, resilience can solely get you thus far. While you get right down to it, he’s similar to somebody like Deadpool or Wolverine, albeit with a fair stronger therapeutic issue and a few magic bells and whistles. He could dwell to battle once more, however he can nonetheless be overwhelmed and defeated with the fitting technique. Guys like Slayer and Dizzy won’t be capable to fully annihilate him, however they will presumably include him.
13. THE VALENTINE SERIES
The preliminary Valentine was the ultimate boss in Responsible Gear 2 and Ramlethal Valentine was the boss in Responsible Gear Xrd -Signal-. They, together with Elphelt Valentine and Jack-O Valentine, are handled as essential components of the collection.
But, they only…by no means actually do something that justifies rating them larger on this checklist. Plus I’ve to lump them collectively as a result of it’s onerous to actually evaluate them once they can apparently shut off one another’s powers.
Then once more, I assume the unique Valentine is the alpha of the group as she may improve her kind a pair occasions over for the sake of ultimate boss battles. Not that it did her any good.
I-No is a troublesome one to determine. Responsible Gear XX introduces her as a serious menace, and a mysterious one at that. Her origin isn’t explored at first, and by the point the collection explains what the hell she is (some form of being the universe created out of everybody’s needs for a greater tomorrow?), it doesn’t actually give her a lot context as a combatant. That stated, “Manipulating likelihood” is one in all her powers, making her fairly rattling formidable when mixed together with her virtually limitless battle expertise and toughness.
Although she’s handled because the boss character in Responsible Gear XX and spends the story messing with everybody, Responsible Gear XX Accent Core lets the remainder of the solid catch as much as her. Most of her endings contain her being defeated and even killed by these she simply beat in-game. As an illustration, I-No defeats Baiken in-game however then Baiken simply will get again up and murders her.
11. BAIKEN AND ANJI MITO
These two are so intertwined and comparable that they’ll must share a spot. As I already talked about, they each personal I-No regardless of who wins the in-game battle, which I’m going to take as an indication that they’re merely superior to her on the battlefield. Each are a part of the collection’ fascinating subplot the place folks of Japanese descent are each extremely uncommon, but additionally teeming with vitality. Not like Could, these two have truly tapped into their genetic potential.
Nevertheless it has its limits. Baiken has been demolished by Justice up to now, and her makes an attempt to get revenge on That Man solely led to frustration when she couldn’t land a single hit. And he wasn’t even combating again!
10. KLIFF UNDERSN
Poor Kliff is a type of old-fashioned combating sport characters who dies in his personal ending, due to this fact dying in canon. Not that it’s stunning, contemplating he’s getting into a combating match in his late 80s. Nonetheless, Kliff is a legend and made a reputation for himself throughout a lot of the warfare towards Justice. Certain, he was taken off the board earlier than we may see how properly he’d measure as much as among the youthful warriors, however in accordance with canon, Kliff survived a minimum of 16 encounters with Justice.
He couldn’t seal the deal, however surviving towards Justice that many occasions is just too spectacular to not give him a spot on this checklist. It’s not like Justice is the type to spare a defeated foe out of respect. Kliff needed to earn his survival time and time once more.
9. KY KISKE
Ky Kiske has spent the whole collection getting the quick straw when in comparison with his rival and co-protagonist Sol. As Sol’s energy preserve creeping upwards and making him increasingly more OP with every new installment, Ky is simply off to the facet, feeling sorry for himself. He’s nonetheless greater than succesful, however on paper, he simply can’t cling with the likes of Sol and the opposite heavy hitters.
The epilogue for Responsible Gear Xrd immediately shone a brand new gentle on Ky, although. Sol fought alongside Ky through the Crusades and noticed what he was able to. It regarded nothing like the person he dueled with on a number of events throughout their adventures. Ky then admitted the reality: he had been holding again all this time as a result of, whereas he could need to defeat Sol, he doesn’t need to kill him and people are two very totally different combating methods for him. Ky might not be some form of nuclear choice in battle, but when he actually needed to, he may kill you 10 occasions earlier than you hit the bottom.
From his first look, Slayer made his mark because the retired murderer who was just too robust for this shit. He’s extra of an onlooker than a serious participant and normally solely will get concerned for the sake of his personal amusement. Along with his otherworldly biology and centuries of expertise, Slayer is never proven to be in any actual peril. Even in defeat, he lies awake and bored, suggesting that he misplaced solely as a result of he allowed it.
It takes some time, however we do finally get to see some measure of his potential. He’s informal about hazard, however there are threats on the market that would on the very least make him break a sweat. That’s principally the remainder of this checklist.
Bedman spends the primary half of Responsible Gear Xrd -Signal- making his means by the remainder of the roster. Depicted as an enigmatic being who fights his enemies each bodily and mentally (and is close to unstoppable on each fronts), Bedman not solely overpowers collection regulars, however is ready to tackle a number of opponents without delay whereas nonetheless making them appear like the underdogs.
The second that really exhibits how harmful Bedman is when he comes throughout Slayer. At first, we get the concept it’s a stalemate and that Slayer could also be up towards somebody worthy of his effort. Then, someday later, we see Bedman standing triumphantly over Slayer, Millia, and Venom, who all lie at his toes. And after that, he nonetheless retains going, taking out Faust and Chipp whereas forcing Johnny to flee. Dude is frightening.
6. PRESIDENT GABRIEL
Gabriel confirmed up in Potemkin’s ending, and since then Arc System Works has been enjoying up how unimaginable he’s whereas by no means, ever placing him in a sport! It’s outright maddening. Make him a DLC character or one thing. We’ve been ready a long time!
He’s a person Potemkin appears to be like as much as and confides in by the tip of the primary sport. Then they introduce Slayer and tease tease this nigh-unbeatable immortal is Gabriel’s rival. It isn’t till Responsible Gear Xrd that it actually turns into obvious how powerful this man is. After the story spent all this time increase Bedman, Gabriel fully clowns him like no one’s enterprise.
That’s what you get for killing that canine, you comatose asshole.
5. SOL BADGUY
Every so often, fiction provides us a personality so highly effective that even making an attempt to make them stop to exist does nothing. Blow up Darkseid with anti-matter, use magic to erase the Sentry, return in time and destroy the MacGuffin that makes Apocalypse immortal, and so on. They one way or the other simply exist regardless of that. Sol is on that stage. I-No as soon as despatched him again in time, had him kill his youthful self, and Sol merely shrugged off the paradox. The dude is ridiculous.
Sol grows extra highly effective in every sport and even then we’re informed that he’s holding again. By the point the mud settles, he’ll most likely be worthy of #1 submit on the checklist, however proper now, he’s only a high-ranking, indignant fellow who’s vital sufficient to be what the collection’ weird title is called after.
Regardless of being killed off within the first sport, Justice is the fixed supply of dread in Responsible Gear’s story. Lots of the video games have revolved round the specter of Justice’s return, whether or not it’s getting her daughter to comply with in her footsteps, cloning, and even resurrection. And sure, Justice is unhealthy information as a result of when she was lively, she led a warfare towards mankind that lasted 101 years. She solely misplaced as a result of she was sealed away.
After being launched from her jail, Justice was finally completed in by Sol Badguy, the one Gear to predate her creation. It could possibly be stated that Sol took her out when she was weakened, but it surely may be stated that Sol was holding again.
Regardless, I’m going to rank Justice larger due to of her psychological management over the whole Gear race, Sol excluded. Yeah, that’s a fairly main weapon to have in your again pocket, even when it doesn’t actually come into play in a one-on-one combating sport. Sol was fortunate to be in a scenario the place he may take her out earlier than she may name within the reserves.
Dizzy makes me consider when somebody is writing a Justice League story and has to give you a cause for Superman to not be round, like he’s busy in house or off in one other dimension. Dizzy isn’t the protagonist of Responsible Gear, however she is the daughter of two of essentially the most highly effective characters, and is especially held again by plot contrivance and her makes an attempt at pacifism. If she needed to, she may wipe the ground with virtually anybody, and there’s even an alternate actuality (one the place Ky died through the Crusades) that exhibits her embracing her potential and main the Gears to victory towards humanity.
Her so-called “Prompt Kill” in Responsible Gear Xrd paints the most effective image. Dizzy reluctantly fires a projectile that misses its mark, however leaves a horrifying mushroom cloud within the distance. Her freaked out opponents can solely survey the injury, slowly flip to her, and give up. Once more, that’s what she’s able to when holding again.
2. ASUKA R. KREUZ/THAT MAN
I can’t consider a extra bold idea for a combating sport character than That Man. He’s alluded to in Sol Badguy’s ending within the first Responsible Gear sport, making you think about he’ll be the ultimate boss of the subsequent sport or possibly the one after that. As a substitute, he makes mysterious appearances within the Responsible Gear X video games. We by no means get have a look at him, however we see that he’s able to simply slapping apart anybody who will get in his means. Then he pops up in Responsible Gear 2, together with in a boss battle the place Dragon Set up Sol Badguy can’t even dent him. The Responsible Gear Xrd collection provides him somewhat extra dimension, lastly revealing his true face and title.
Now it’s time for Responsible Gear Attempt the place possibly, simply possibly, That Man shall be DLC down the road. Possibly. Because the starting, the collection has been constructing to a climactic battle between Sol Badguy and Asuka R. Kreuz. As it’s proper now, That Man has proved to be larger on the meals chain than his outdated scientist colleague, however that form of uphill battle is anticipated.
Responsible Gear 2 and Responsible Gear Xrd -Signal- constructed up “Mom,” the drive behind the Valentines and the one signing Bedman’s checks. On the finish of -Signal-, we discovered that the large mastermind is…a girl Pope possessed by a divine drive. Certain, why not. Then within the subsequent sport, we received to see her go from placing on knowledgeable and benevolent face for the general public to happening a killing spree, portray her face like a juggalo, and ranting about how humanity is redundant and must be completed away with.
As soon as once more, Ariels would have made for a kickass last boss in Responsible Gear Xrd Revelator, however she remained a part of story mode solely. She was finally taken down, but it surely took Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Sin Kiske, and That Man teaming as much as do it. However as revealed in Responsible Gear Attempt, she’s nonetheless alive!
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