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Sol Badguy
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Sol was a subject of biological weapon research. To conceal his past, he has spent the last 150 years being a bounty hunter. His combat skills easily surpass those of his human counterparts, and he is immune to the affects of age. To avert further tragedy, he continues his journey to find and eliminate the scientist who created the biological weapons, as well as all of his creations. After the death of Justice, all the Gears around the world should have ceased their activities; receiving news about a still-functioning Gear, he heads to the reported location.

Sol is an eternal rival to Ky Kiske. Sol's alternate "earlier" version (first playable in GGXX Slash) is known as Holy Order Sol. Sol's headband with the words "Rock You" and belt buckle with the word "FREE" may be a reference to the Queen songs "We Will Rock You" and "I Want To Break Free".

Sol's exact history is unclear, but it is known for certain that his 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-Type Gears. He was personally acquainted with That Man (Asuka R. Kreutz) 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 red brand on his forehead, the telltale mark that would expose him as a Gear.
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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). Other four are supposedly in the custody of the United Nations, and Slayer is also in possession of an unknown Jinki.

Frederick also saved Kliff Undersn (one of the leaders of the Holy Order and the one who named Ky Kiske 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 Kiske's enmity. Ironically, Sol himself forged the Fuuenken.

In 2175, Sol faced Justice directly. The two fought, and Justice won, also discovering that Sol was a Gear (but not his true identity as the Prototype Gear). Justice attempted to assert her power as a Commander Gear to control Sol, but was unable to do so. Exploiting her confusion from the fight, the Holy Order, led by Ky Kiske, sealed Justice away, bringing the war to an end.
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Page Updated:  June 27th, 2022

As the protagonist of Guilty Gear series, Sol Badguy gets the job done... with style. Something that old school fighting game fans can immediately appreciate, the idea behind Sol's special moves were seemingly inspired by another protagonist of a popular fighting game series... Ryu (among other fighting game poster boys). Sol-Badguy even shares Ryu's color scheme and hair color. 

However, the manner in which Sol performs his moves is completely unique... which of course is complimented by Guilty Gear's insanely cool animation style. Sol's personality and in-game mannerisms add to his coolness and overall likeability. What more could you want out of a main character of a fighting game? And contrary to his name, he's not such a... "bad" guy. GUN-FLAAAME!

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