Talk:Bridget (Guilty Gear)

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Article start[edit]

Got this article made. I think I was vaguely skimpy on the details of the "gender confusion" bit, so if anyone dares to delve into that ... ;) Yar Kramer 08:21, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Hahaha nice, I liked that little barb about all those people who can't get the facts straight. -RTL 16 May 2005 (GMT)
Yeah, I found a web page once listing a buncha different characters from various video games who were gender-confusing (it included Bridget and Justice), and there was a friend of the author who was prone to saying "NO! Bridget's a girl! LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"
Furthermore, I'm fond of recounting to people who don't know about Guilty Gear that "in GameSpy's 'Top 10 hottest video game chicks' survey, Bridget came in 17th, despite the fact that technically, he doesn't qualify." :D Yar Kramer 16:17, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
Everybody's gay for Bridget! But really, among erotic manga and art fans Bridget has been called "The Yaoi Gateway Drug" since works involving him has caused otherwise heterosexual male fans interested in yaoi. Also, there's the fact that since he just doesn't fit in other categories of erotica, material involving him has been placed in it's own unique category. Hell, on the Burichan imageboard, there is an entire sub-board dedicated to him. --Paul Soth 00:38, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
XD XD XD
Actually, I'm pretty sure BuriChan was created specifically for Bridget (hence the name). But 5chan also had a Bridget board of its own, yeah. Yar Kramer 05:21, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

My understanding was that Bridget had a sister who was prophesized to be powerful, and the world could not know that she had a twin brother, thus he was dressed up to hide this. The reason he's out hunting bounties is to prove to his parents that he is a worthwhile child as well.

Um, no, everywhere I've looked says the same as it says here: Bridget has an identical twin brother, and the reason for his disguise as a girl is that twin boys is bad luck. I've never heard anything about a "sister prophesized to be powerful", where'd you hear that? --Yar Kramer 17:36, 18 August 2005 (UTC)
Yeah. Yar's right on this one. That's what it says in every official source, and if I'm not mistaken, the beginning text of his story mode. Digital Watches 13:38, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

I think there's very little doubt about the notability of this article (although no other Guilty Gear character would merit a full article). Unfortunately, this is a cultural literacy issue -- "like Bridget from Guilty Gear" is used as a constant euphemism for this type of person or character in many geek communities. More mention of cultural significance, perhaps backed up by a few examples of allusions in geek-culture magazine articles, could back up notability and indicate why exactly people would be searching Wikipedia for information about him/her. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yunatwilight (talkcontribs) 12:22, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Bias[edit]

"Due to his adorable appearance..."

Surely that's an opinion. I'm editting out the bias in this article.

Just wondering[edit]

This wiki says that in all three endings, Bridget joins the Jellyfish Pirates. I don't recall ever reading something like this in his scenario. Does anyone have evidence for this? Thank you in advance. :-) Edit: I vaguely remember when Dizzy gave him a pirate hat, but I don't remember anyone asking him to join them.

I don't think it's in all three endings, but yeah, come to think of it, I don't think it's particularly accurate. --Yar Kramer 02:50, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Bridget and That Man[edit]

I heard a rumor recently that Bridget has the essence of Ano Otoko inside him (or something to that effect). Any evidence in-game to back that up? The S

None whatsoever. I know Axl has some kinda "parallel existence" with Raven, but, nothing on Bridget. --Yar Kramer 02:40, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Original gender[edit]

I was told somewhere (on the internet) that Bridget was in fact a girl named Yo-yo in an early pre-release version of the game who had the same voice and character design, but the sex was changed to male to make the story surrounding the character more interesting Can anyone shed some light on this? --Burbster 02:11, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

I never heard of this, and I was into Guilty Gear back when X was out. Sounds like your friend is making stuff up. Danny Lilithborne 02:20, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Hahaha, wasn't a friend, just something on a video game forum. I doubted it myself. Burbster 18:51, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
I'd give them the benafit of the doubt and make a snide comment about Lilith, who has the same VA as Bridget, but I don't think there is much doubt. --Yar Kramer 04:07, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Actually, according to the interview with Daisuke Ishiwatari in the Guilty Gear XX artbook, the rumor checks out:
(27)---The character Bridget, introduced in "Guilty Gear XX," looks like a girl but is actually a boy, right? What was your intention in deciding on creating this kind of character?
Ishiwatari: The creation of Bridget as a boy happened at the very last second; during development I was drawing him as purely a girl. It's just that when there is a need to give a worldly backbone (to the game), in order for me to try to not forget each character, and in order to revive the character, I give them my very heart. As a result, the creation of Bridget as actually a boy instead of a girl was because I thought he could become my alter ego. Well, if there was a need for it the reverse-- a girl that looks like a boy-- that would be okay too, but it doesn't look pretty game-wise. It's also somewhat calculated (laughs)...
The full interview can be found here: [1]68.100.222.184 08:18, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Roger[edit]

I was wondering if there was anything to back up roger being a robot? If not wouldent that be speculation?--Lucky hat 03:00, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Ky's "bag of money"[edit]

Didn't Ky give Bridget a list of bounties that did exist for him to go and catch? This would make sense, as he could clearly see that Bridget was strong enough to capture people like Millia and Baiken. It would seem silly for Ky to just hand him a sack of cash, even if he is a real nice guy. (And besides, what good are Euros in England? Unless GGXX is foreshadowing a future where the UK accepts the Euro... eep! NB: I'm just kidding about that last part.)

No, the actual list was given to him (and Jam) by I-No. —Yar Kramer 00:43, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
I know, but what I meant was, didn't Ky give Bridget a genuine list? Again, I just find that more realistic.
Yes, at the end of Bridget's story, he did.--68.100.222.184 08:20, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Music Reference?[edit]

The opening bars of "Simple Life" are nearly identical in all but tempo to the opening of Early Man's "War Eagle," which was released in 2005 (i.e. well after GGXX). Is this just a coincidence, were they both inspired by an earlier song, or might Early Man have decided to give the game a nod, for whatever reason? 70.110.247.129 06:04, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

  • "Simple Life" always reminded me of Journey, but none of this can be anything more than speculation for now. JuJube 03:59, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

Recently I added a trivia about the connection between Bridget Verdant of Mew Mew power and Bridget's Verdant named stage. Can I ask, why it has been deleted? Eddie303 22:52, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Because it's a coincidence. JuJube 23:08, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

something's not right[edit]

ok I never played the game but how is Bridget a LGBT video game character. at first I thought he was a lesbian but I learned that he was a boy. so isn't he more of a cross-dresser because he not gay or bi and he can't be a lesbian or a transexual. well what are your thoughts 67.164.35.55 03:21, 24 April 2007 (UTC) JoJo

  • The category is false and was removed. My apologies for missing it. :/ Bridget's not a transgender because he identifies as a boy. Sounds like more of the "work" from those "Everyone's gay for Bridget" morons. JuJube 03:26, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Just as a note, transvestism/cross-dressing is part of the LGBT Studies project, so the article is within their scope. It's just the "transgendered" category that's wrong.ShaleZero 12:49, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Pronouns[edit]

There seemed to be alot of swapping between he and she and his and hers during this article. I have changed all of the pronouns to their masculine form.Catldr24 03:25, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Oh, actually, the majority were kinda done by me but errors I did he fixed. Thansk mate MightyKombat 04:20, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

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No Mention of Imageboard relevence?[edit]

Given that the Bridget meme thing is probably the #1 reason people look at this article, I think it's strange that there isn't any mention of it. --Lollerkeet 10:16, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

That doesn't matter. We don't have articles about Sol Badguy because of some stupid homophobic meme. JuJube 10:24, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Don't you think it's assuming bad faith to say it's homophobic? I think "everyone's gay for bridget" is pretty funny. --Kinst (talk) 23:54, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
WP:AGF applies to editors, not content. JuJube (talk) 06:03, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

The lack of any "gay for bridget" mention is still a notable omission of this article. The silence is deafening, and must be rectified Roidroid (talk) 15:53, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

LGBT?[edit]

Okay, so there's a hidden note not to add Category:Fictional transgendered people to the article. Right next to Category:Transgender people and behavior. The character isn't people, and isn't behavior, and (as is stated in the article) isn't transgender. Help?

Further confusion: the Category:LGBT video game characters means that Bridget is one of (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender). Since the article specifically states not the last, but has no information on Bridget's sexuality, I'm confused as to the category. -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 05:29, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

I'm removing them. I've had enough of this chicanery. JuJube (talk) 06:14, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Should this get merged?[edit]

It's kinda been bugging me as something that might get the axe...the sole discussion about the character is the fact that he's a crossdresser. But the problem is there isn't so much discussion as there is resources stating it as a fact. A list entry might be a better idea until something significant exploring the character is introduced. Thoughts?--Kung Fu Man (talk) 17:25, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

k, nevermind that then.--Kung Fu Man (talk) 23:02, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Bridget (Guilty Gear)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: DarthBotto (talk · contribs) 01:07, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Intro

  • Both paragraphs are well-written, provides an adequate degree of synopsis and essentially covers enough bases. I would say this portion is overall secure.

Concept and design

  • At first glance, the details of this portion are scarce. Further information on concept and design should be provided to the extent that at least one more paragraph of equal length is provided.
    • "The series' creator also said that Bridget was a difficult character to animate..." Beginning with this sentence, the other paragraph should open up, or at least this portion should be a feature of the new paragraph about the intricacies of the character.
  • There are two references touching each other, one from Neoseeker, the other from the University of California. Considering it's an individual quote, but there are more details preceding this, it would be advisable to spread the references out.

Appearances

  • Remember to use the present tense while discussing the actions of a character.
  • There are three references slicing into one sentence about Bridget's backstory. I would remove most of them, as they are not substantive in this particular context.
  • The Destructoid reference is operating as a hindrance, as it's being /ref'd like hell, but it doesn't have any other references in between, so this is unnecessary. This should be cleaned up.
  • The synopsis for the second game is rather scant. I'm not an expert on the series, (which is probably why this review is all the more valuable), but perhaps a slight expansion would be prudent?
  • The final paragraph is rather sound. Mind you, I don't speak Japanese, but so far as the English content is concerned, I am rather satisfied.

Reception

  • This section jumps right into it, which I wouldn't recommend. I would open with a broad statement about Bridget's overall impact and go from there.
  • This section seems rather disproportionately massive. I would remove the more vapid or less poignant details, in order to leave the overarching theme more pronounced and intact.
  • While mentioning the LGBT articles, I would dissuade editors from having four references in a row.
  • Ensure that the organization of this section is pronounced. Look to have the input of the critics organized via positives, negatives and thematic commentary, such as the question of his sexuality.

Closing thoughts

  • Considering that this page has never been rated before, I am pleased with the quality of the article. Before I may grant GA status, please attend to the notes above, as well as my closing thoughts.
  • I would recommend writing a new section for "Attributes", which would describe the personality, life style and essence of the character. Yes, they appear to be androgynous and metro-sexual, but I am sure there is more to the character. This proposed section would be placed beneath Design and above Appearances.

Verdict - Due to a complete lack of inactivity after a week's notice, I am failing this review. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 01:00, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

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