After a long wait, the second season of characters for Guilty Gear Strive began Monday with the release of Bridget, the habit-wearing fighter who first appeared in the series in 2002’s Guilty Gear X2.
Guilty Gear Strive’s season 2 pass, which will run through 2023, includes three new characters.
Arc System Works describes Bridget as an “easy to pick up, standard style of character” with “solid long-range attacks” and… a teddy bear” for those considering Guilty Gear.
Bridget is included in the season pass for $24.99 and can be purchased separately for $6.99. Bridget, who was not playable in the recent Guilty Gear Xrd games, has also been given a starter guide video by the developer.
There are many reasons to celebrate the introduction of Bridget in Guilty Gear Strive’s second season of DLC, but maybe the biggest is the confirmation that the character is transgender.
Bridget’s backstory and lore are tangled, and her sexuality and ambiguity over her gender identification have been exploited for dramatic or comedic effect in earlier Guilty Gear installments.
This scenario features a conversation between Bridget, Ky Kiske, and Goldlewis Dickinson, a relative newbie to the series.
bridget is transgender!
you cannot comprehend how hard i screamed its not intentionally vague its loud and clear and of all people to show her that its GOLDLEWIS pic.twitter.com/7kIAOArToH
— moeblob (apoc) (@Marcanthony737) August 8, 2022
Bridget was formerly identified as male in previous Guilty Gear games, and other characters used both male and female pronouns while referring to her.
She was born with a twin brother, according to the official history (which refers to her in gender-neutral terms).
According to the local belief, twins of the same gender are considered bad luck. After being raised as a girl to avoid danger by the Guilty Gear gang because of her wealthy parents,
Bridget goes out on her own as a bounty hunter to prove the myth wrong and “behave like a man” while fighting them.
Over the past 20 years, Bridget’s sexuality and gender identity have been the subject of old jokes, but the character has acquired a devoted following of fans, particularly cosplayers.
Because of this, her comeback to the Guilty Gear series had been doubtful, but Arc System Works appears to be completely embracing her trans identity — no longer as fodder for storytelling cliches,
but as part of an ever-diversifying lineup for Guilty Gear Strive.”If you are interested in all these types of posts so you can visit TheActiveNews.Com.