Check out Guilty Gear Strive’s fourth playable DLC 1 character Baiken in this teaser trailer. Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game!
Baiken is a recurring character in the Guilty Gear series. She is a wandering samurai of Japanese descent, whose home was raided by Gears during the Crusades. Having witnessed the horrible deaths of her parents and friends, she has sworn revenge on That Man at any cost.
Deeply traumatized by her loss, Baiken remains bitter over her family’s demise and is motivated solely by revenge, wanting to kill That Man beyond reason. A mannish woman and natural-born warrior, Baiken is willing to do whatever it takes for the sake of her goal, and accepts the natural consequences of her actions, having solemnly consigned herself to damnation for her sins. As implied in Λ Core Plus, her quest entails the danger of giving in to her bloodthirsty side, as shown within some of the endings for the game.
At the same time, Baiken is coarse, quick to lose her temper and impulsive, often taking action before thinking. An anti-social person, she seems to value others insofar as they can prove themselves in battle. Despite this, she tolerates Anji to a certain extent. Baiken uses the pronoun 俺 (ore?), a casual hard masculine that is usually associated with extreme tomboys.
Having struggled with uncertainty in Λ Core Plus, her personality in Xrd seems to have mellowed slightly, allowing her to express herself less crudely towards people. While she still desires revenge for the death of her family, she knows when to prioritize the greater good of her people over her personal vendetta.
Baiken has a great bond towards Japanese culture, with her being devoted to protect whatever is left of her people. This includes her checking over the colonies and tending to dislike outsiders lurking around them. Should a problem arise though, Baiken is willing to do whatever it takes to save her people, even if it costs her life.