Sol Badguy

Character's games and general info

Sol Badguy is the leading protagonist and namesake of the Guilty Gear fighting game series.

His exact history is unclear, but it is known for certain that Sol's real name is Frederick, who not only was one of the lead scientists of the Gear project, but is also the prototype Gear from over a hundred years before the events of the Guilty Gear games. As a prototype, he is immune to the orders of Commander Gears. He was personally acquainted with That Man prior to the Crusades. His headband is actually a Gear-suppression device which prevents him from giving into his Gear nature and losing his rationality, at the cost of suppressing much of his power. The headband also conceals the glowing red brand on his forehead, the telltale mark that would expose him as a Gear. In Guilty Gear 2: Overture this headband suppression device seems to have malfunctioned due to I-No's doing (throwing Sol into the past to fight his past-self: Order Sol ) in Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Sol's ending. Sol seems to have broken or cracked the seal on his headband. This might explain the increase in Sol's strength in Guilty Gear 2.

As Frederick, Sol created the "Outrage", which he called a supreme Anti-Gear weapon. The Outrage is actually not one weapon but several - eight components called "Jinki" (Godlike Weapons), which greatly amplify their wielders' magical ability. Only three Outrage weapons are currently known to be active - Sol's own Fuuenken (Fireseal), Ky's Fuuraiken (Thunderseal), and Anji Mito's twin fans, Zessen (Unparalleled Fans). The other five are supposedly in the custody of the United Nations, although some fans believe Paracelsus, A.B.A's living key, to be a jinki.

Frederick also saved Kliff Undersn (one of the leaders of the Holy Order and the one who named Ky leader of the Holy knights) when Kliff was still a young boy. Roughly half a century later, he was himself recruited into the order, as a bounty hunter named "Sol Badguy." Sol took part in the Crusades, ironically becoming one of the best fighters on the human side. At this time he was a member of the Sacred Order of Holy Knights (Seikishidan). He acquired the nickname "Corrupted [or Immoral] Flame" (Haitoku no Honoo) during that time, a name that such figures as I-No and Justice use for him later. However, he later became disenchanted with the methods of the Sacred Order. At an unspecified time, Sol fled the order, taking with him the Fuuenken, which the Holy Knights had come to consider a sacred treasure. The theft earned him Ky's enmity.

In 2175, Sol faced Justice directly. The two fought, and Justice won - in the process, discovering that Sol was a Gear (but not his true identity as a creator of the Gears). Justice attempted to assert her power as a Commander Gear to control Sol, but was unable to do so. Exploiting her confusion and weakness from the fight, the Holy Order, led by Ky Kiske, sealed Justice away, bringing the war to an end.

Guilty Gear
Canon states that Sol was the winner of the Tournament, and it is here that Justice discovers that Sol is, in fact, Frederick. Justice, in her dying words, comments that she wishes that "the three of us" could talk one last time, and Sol swears to kill That Man.

Guilty Gear X
Sol has three endings, all of which involve a fight against Dizzy, who has a half-million World Dollar bounty on her head. However, he spares her life in all of them, losing against her in his second ending, and judging that she isn't a threat to the world in the other two. In his third ending, we see a conversation between That Man and one of his servants, in which That Man cryptically says, "To think there was a daughter…most interesting." It is revealed in Drama CD Side Black to be in reference to Justice being Dizzy's mother.

Guilty Gear XX
His storyline here involves chasing down I-No. His first ending, after he defeats I-No, leads to a direct confrontation with That Man. That Man casually deflects all Sol's attacks, and says that Sol is needed because soon a greater battle than the Crusades will occur. In Sol's second ending, Slayer informs him of the Post-War Administration Bureau's interest in Dizzy, which catches his interest. In the third, he fights Dizzy, who had been possessed by Necro after I-No knocked her off the Mayship, and sends Dizzy on her way to meet Johnny and May.

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus
In the latest iteration of GGXX, Sol has two endings. In one, I-No throws him back in time to fight with his past self, Order-Sol. After both are weakened from the battle, I-No reappears to murder Order-Sol, which, in turn, causes Sol's present form to cease existing. In his other ending, the same set of events play out, but Sol's present form, strangely, is unaffected by his past self's death. After escaping the time rift, Ky confronts and engages him in battle. After the fight, Sol and Ky finally settle their differences and go their separate ways, with Ky asking Sol to promise that they will meet again. Though it is referenced in both Sol and Ky's endings, only Sol's tells the events directly after the battle, implying that Sol was the victor.

Yes, I was so lazy I copied and pasted all of this from wikipedia.

Overview of powers

Strength: Class 100 (He is top-tier in a verse where there are mid-tiers who with their strength limited apply 40 tons of pressure on a pencil while lightly sketching, and the weakest character in the games can throw a human being to the moon)

Speed: Hypersonic (Fights with and dodges Ky Kiske's attacks, which are, literally, as fast as lightning)

Durability: City Level+ (Able to tank attacks from mid-tiers like Eddie, who destroys cities)

Destructive Capacity: City Block level+ (Fights between the cast have a tendency to level cities)


Fuuenken ("Fireseal"): A powerful sword that is one of the seven "Outrages," it boosts his ability to use fire magic.

character moves and techniques

Gun Flame: Sol attacks with a fire ball

Bandit Revolver: Sol attacks with a barrage of fire balls

Tyrant Rave: Sol attacks with a massive ball of fire infused with all his willpower

Overdrive-Flame Distortion: Sol temporarily releases the effects of his Limiter, making him drastically stronger and faster, as well has increasing his healing rate.
Dragon Install-Sakkai: Sol unleashes a flurry of building busting attacks, then removes his limiter to turn into his Dragon-Gear form and instantly kill his opponent with an explosive technique

Napalm Death: Sol becomes engulfed in flames, sends the opponent into the air with an attack, then creates a tremendous flame drill surrounding his body and instantly kills his opponent from underneath

Notable debates

List of debates this character has been in.

Controversial debates/Debates with no clear winner


  • Sol Badguy is a walking queen reference, from his name(Both his real and alias) to the way he holds his sword(He holds it similarly to how Freddie Mercury held the mic-stand).
  • Sol's full power is an unknown due to his headband/power limiter, but he is top-tier in Guilty Gear, a very strong verse, without it, outshined only by a few.
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