After a bit of confusion, Guilty Gear Strive creator Daisuke Ishiwatari confirmed that Bridget identifies as a trans woman.
Like any good fighting game, the Guilty Gear series contains a lot of knowledge around the large cast of characters.
However, Guilty Gear Strive’s newest returning character, Bridget, caused a bit of controversy after some ambiguity about her gender identity after its release.
Now Guilty Gear creator Daisuke Ishiwatari has cleared up the matter and officially confirmed that Bridget identifies herself as a woman.
Bridget officially confirmed as a trans woman
The confirmation came from the 11th volume of Guilty Gear Strive’s “Developer Backyard” blog on September 14, 2022.
The blog post mainly provided an overview of Bridget’s introduction to Guilty Gear Strive, including her backstory and relevant behind-the-scenes information from the Guilty Gear Strive development team.
Here Ishiwatari said, “We’ve been getting a lot of questions about Bridget’s gender. After the events of Bridget’s story in Arcade Mode, she identifies herself as a woman. So where ‘he’ or ‘she’ would be the correct pronoun for Bridget, the answer would be ‘she’.”
Characters Ky and Goldlewis help Bridget come to terms with himself in the game’s Arcade mode.
For those who may not be familiar with Bridget in the Guilty Gear series, according to the official lore of Guilty Gear Strive: “Bridget was born as one of two twin sons of a multi-billionaire couple and received only the best training and guidance as a child. .”
The description goes on to explain that, because of a superstition in Bridget’s village in which male twins were brought to bring bad luck, the townspeople insisted that “the younger of a male twin should be put to death or banished from the town on birth.”
Unable to let either outcome happen, Bridget’s parents raised her as their daughter.
Although Bridget managed to become a successful bounty hunter after the events of Guilty Gear XX, she struggled to make sense of herself after she achieved her goal.
Now it looks like Bridget’s Arcade Mode ending has officially brought her character arc of self-insight to an end in Guilty Gear Strive.