“Don’t expect the unexpected…Still, he’s no match for Paracelsus.”

A.B.A vs. Bridget in Guilty Gear XX Λ Core

Game History

A.B.A is one of the playable characters from the Guilty Gear fighting game series by Arc System Works and was introduced as the only completely new playable character in Guilty Gear Isuka (2003). She returned in Guilty Gear: Judgment (2006 and all the Guilty Gear XX updates from Guilty Gear XX Slash (2005) up to Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus R (2012).

A.B.A did not return in Guilty Gear Xrd (2014) or any of its updates so far.

 

Background / Trivia

A.B.A is an artificial life-form called a homunculus in the game and was created by a scientist who was taken by the military short before she opened her eyes for the first time.She lived the first ten years of her life alone in isolation.

Her name is a direct reference to the popular Swedish pop band ABBA. Her musical theme in the GG XX games is actually the only one that was not composed by the series creator, Daisuke Ishiwatari but by Masaomi Kikuchi.

Gameplay

A.B.A is one of the slowest Guilty Gear characters and has a rather defensive play style. Her biggest strength is her Moroha Mode that increases her running speed as well as different and much more effective moves, the downside is that the Moroha Mode drains her health whenever she performs a move. 

She is a high risk character in general. 

 

 

Game-Art-HQ Character Rating
8.5 / 10 GA-HQ Score
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Visual Design8.5
Character / Personality7.5
Background Story7.8
Playability / Gameplay7.5
Summary
A.B.A is just another excellent design by Arc System Works and Daisuke Ishiwatari. Personally I hope that she will return in another update of Guilty Gear Xrd but her chances are small since she never became a really popular choice for many players. Her whole background story is something else, and basically big enough for an own game but even more important is her difficult playstyle and the use of blood as a part of her appearance and the Moroha Mode.
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Character Overview of A.B.A from the Guilty Gear Fighting Games
Character Name / Aliases: A.B.A
Gameseries: Guilty Gear
First Game: Guilty Gear Isuka
Last Game: Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (2012)
Developed /Created by: Arc System WorksDaisuke Ishiwatari 
First seen in: Arcades
Year first seen in: 2003
Usual Character Role: Fighting Game Character
Weapon Paracelsus, a living Axe-like Weapon
Additional Tags: Red Hair, Slow, 
Anything else: Voiced by Mika Takimoto (GG I, GG XX)
  Height 174 cm, Weight 34 kg

 


 

 

Official Game Art like Illustrations and Concept Art of A.B.A

 

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Artworks of Guilty Gear X 2000 – 2007 (Artbook 2007)

A.B.A Guilty Gear XX Λ Core

Guilty Gear XX Λ Core (2006)

A.B.A Guilty Gear X Slash

Guilty Gear X Slash (2005)

A.B.A Guilty Gear Isuka

Guilty Gear Isuka (2003)

 

Additional In-Game Art of A.B.A from GGXX Accent Core Plus (2008)

Arcade Ending Gallery

EX Mode Ending

A.B.A Guilty Gear Accent Core Story Ending 1

Story Mode Ending 1

A.B.A Guilty Gear Accent Core Story Ending 2

Story Mode Ending 2

 These were screen-captured from the Playstation 2 version

 

Screenshot Gallery of A.B.A

A.B.A-Screenshot-1 A.B.A-Screenshot

 

Sprites of A.B.A in Guilty Gear XX Slash & Accent Core:

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A.B.A Idle/Standing

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A.B.A walking forward

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A.B.A walking backward

 


Musical Themes of A.B.A:

The Theme of A.B.A “Quicksilver” in Guilty Gear Isuka

The Theme of A.B.A “Keep in Gates” in GGXX Slash and Accent Core


 

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of A.B.A from Guilty Gear:

 

A.B.A Fan Art by_ragora57

A.B.A

by ragora57

A.B.A GG Fan Art by Alex Ahad

A.B.A

by Alex “OH8” Ahad

A.B.A Guilty Gear Fan Art by Jaime Campbell

A.B.A

by Jaime Campbell

A.B.A Guilty Gear by_cindysuke

A.B.A

by Cindysuke

ABA GG by_lightning_seal

A.B.A

byLightning-Seal

A.B.A Guilty Gear Fan Art by Mestre

A.B.A & Paracelsus

by Mestre3224

A.B.A Fan Art

A.B.A

by Setsuna22

A.B.A Cosplay by_la_clover

A.B.A Cosplay

by La-Clover

A.B.A Cosplayer by_its_raining_neon

A.B.A Cosplay

by DeAnna Davis

A.B.A Cosplay

A.B.A and Paracelsus Cosplay

by Sollycos

 


Updates and Additions in A.B.A’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview:

 

03.10.2017 – Some changes here and there – a lot actually 🙂

03.11.2016 – Sprite Section added, A.B.A illustrations from the Guilty Gear Artworks 2002-2007 added

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