Formerly a scientist
Raven and I-NO
Gear Project team
Guilty Gear Xtra (photo)
That Man is a prominent character and the main antagonist in the Guilty Gear universe. He is the creator of the Gears and a sought-out target by most of the Guilty Gear cast. He is also knowledgeable in most of the events taking place in the series' continuity dating all the way back to the Crusades. There is really not too much to say about him other than that. Prior to Guilty Gear 2: Overture, he has never been involved in any canonical fight. He does, however, show some fighting powers; Sol and Baiken both have attempted to do harm, only to be repelled with no effort on the Man's part.
That Man's face and body are never seen and is usually covered in cloaks. However, one artbook showed him with pure white hair and a normal build. He has three main servants: Raven, I-No and the third one who is still unknown, but has appeared in a few pictures, though shadowed and obscured in some way.
That Man has been in every Guilty Gear game to date except for Isuka. Together with two other scientists, Frederick and Aria, he spearheaded the Gear Project. In every game, he has the same profile: the original creator of the Gears that seeks redemption for causing the Holy Order War. However, the calamity was not his intention. The Gear known as Justice rebelled, believing that all humans were beneath the Gear race. This could also explain why That Man did his best to rile Sol Badguy up in one of Sol's endings in Guilty Gear XX. The menace that he referred to has yet to be discovered, but there may be a connection between the new threat and the series's other antagonists, Justice and Judgment.
Guilty Gear XEdit
In Sol's third ending, a conversation between That Man and one of his servants is seen, in which That Man cryptically says "To think there was a daughter... most interesting". It is revealed in Drama CD Side Black that it is a reference to Justice being Dizzy's mother.
Guilty Gear 2: OvertureEdit
That Man was fought as a boss when Sol reached the gate of the Backyard. During the battle, That Man seemed to be testing Sol and informing him about Valentine's intentions. Despite transforming into his full Gear form, Sol was unable to harm him and was defeated.
After the fight with Valentine, That Man approached Sol again. He revealed that Valentine was involved with "a merciless Apocalypse", an event that Sol is to take part in. With That Man's help, Sol was able to return to the real world and reunite with the others. In the last scene of the story, there is a conversation held between That Man and Raven in where it was revealed Valentines just like the one Sol destroyed are being made everyday.
- The Man (Guilty Gear 2: Overture 2 O.S.T.)
- It is revealed in his official short story that he has been slowly reversing his age. His voice sounded like a middle aged man in Accent Core, while he seemed to be much younger in Overture.
- Sin and That Man share the same English voice actor.