The creator of Guilty Gear Strive has stated that Bridget is transgender
After some misunderstanding, Guilty Gear Strive developer Daisuke Ishiwatari has clarified that Bridget is a trans woman.
The Guilty Gear series, like any good fighting game, has a deep backstory for its many playable characters.
While Bridget is a welcome addition to Guilty Gear, she has stirred up some controversy since her debut due to questions over her gender identity.
Guilty Gear’s developer, Daisuke Ishiwatari, has now provided clarification, stating categorically that Bridget identifies as a female.
On September 14, 2022, confirmation appeared in the eleventh chapter of Guilty Gear Strive’s “Developer Backyard” blog.
The bulk of the piece summarised Bridget’s introduction to Guilty Gear Strive, detailing not just her history but also vital information about the game’s development process.
To this point, Ishiwatari has stated, “We’ve received many inquiries about Bridget’s gender. After the events of Bridget’s story in Arcade Mode, she self-identifies as a woman. So as to where ‘he’ or ‘she’ would be the correct pronoun for Bridget, the answer would be ‘she.’”
For those unfamiliar with the Guilty Gear series, the official lore states that “Bridget was born one of two twin sons of a multi-billionaire couple and was given only the best training and tutoring as a child.”
The description continues to describe that the people of Bridget’s village believed that male twins brought bad luck and so demanded that “the younger of any set of male twins be put to death or be exiled from the town upon birth.”
Bridget’s parents could not allow either of these options, so they brought her up as their daughter.
After the events of Guilty Gear XX, Bridget was able to become a successful bounty hunter; yet, she had a hard time figuring out who she was.
As the Arcade Mode finale of Guilty Gear Strive suggests, Bridget’s journey to self-awareness has come to a finish.