“A half-Gear with the blood of ‘Justice’ in her veins. She has an honest and pure heart, but being a Gear lead to a large bounty being place on her head and her life being in danger. Later as she lived an enjoyable life as one of the Jellyfish Pirates, she fell in love with Ky Kiske and they got together(??). Currently she sleeps deep within Illyria Castle, having become embroiled in a certain incident.”
*(The image is a bit unclear so I’m not sure about the ‘get together’ bit. It looks like 結ばれた maybe but I could be wrong?)
Senato:The Senato [Senate] is an abbreviation of the International Federation Senate and they are the supreme advisers to the Pope of Rome, having the absolute word [right to speak] and influence in matters of international government and economics. It is currently comprised of four sages, but no one has ever seen their faces under their masks.
Let’s be clear that one of these individuals is named Bardius (With the mask designation: III, as in the 3rd Sage) and has the appearance of a Gear that can summon something called “Cerberus”. (As in, the Tri-Headed Dog of Hell, which could indicate that the other members have 1-Head, 2-Heads, and 4-Heads respectively).
I may have been incorrect in stating these individuals are part of the United Nations, though they wield substantial political power enough to have influence over the U.N., regardless, those are the facts so far.
So ends all the facts, thus far.
—————————— Personal speculation section. (Not confirming anything, do NOT take these as fact, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!) ——————————
Call it a crazy hunch, but based on this information there is reason to consider this “Pope of Rome” is actually in fact the Gearmaker (“That Man”) himself!!!
—“That Man” has the appearance of a faceless hooded monastic saint. —One of the Gearmaker’s themes is atonement. —Raven refers to him as “His Holiness” (which can also refer to the Pope). —He refers to himself (towards Sol) as being ‘Self Righteous’ (a facet of the role of an incorruptable role model such as the Papacy). —In the first Guilty Gear, prior to her death, Justice says to Ky Kiske: “You should meet the Man who created me…I wonder if your unwavering faith in justice would continue if you did…” (Which, based on Ky’s belief in God, could very well overthrow his beliefs and views altogether if he knew someone like the Gearmaker was in a position of Religious standing). —“That Man’s” 3rd Servant (minus the hat) bears resemblance to one of these 4 members of the Senato.
Again, this is all speculation, I do not know how things will turn out. Just take the above information posted and digest it as best you can for now. GGXrd is just around the corner.
We’re still trying to piece together VastEdge’s story, since it’s rather disjointed as far as I’m aware. There’s still no indication that Bardius is a Gear of any kind, yet, since what he summons appears to be Cerberus, rather than simply a Forbidden Beast.
There’s still plenty of loose ends to tie up between GG2, VastEdge, and Guilty Gear Xrd, so you’ll just have to bear with it a bit until we can figure out everything (or at least until Xrd explains it).
How much information we have about this "Senato" group at this time? Do you think they are special characters for Vastedge or they can appear in later titles too?
About all I can tell is what I know from the Leaked information and some of the disjointed segments of story I gathered from the Pachislot game itself.
The main character design labeled “ZT13” is named “Bardius” on the official website. Based on his appearance it seems like he is a Gear (though I don’t see a Gear Mark anywhere, so likely he isn’t anything related to the Gearmaker’s handiwork, so probably somehow related to P.W.A.B. since they’re the only group associated with the U.N. who are capable of making Gears). He summons a blue wolf-like Tentacle called “Cerberus” in one of his attacks, which indicates to me he represents “Cerberus the multi-headed Guard-Dog to the Gates of Hell” (though that’s a metaphor, it relates to his appearance at least).
The group “Senato” are labeled as “Genrouin” (げんろういん) or the term for a Romanesque “Senator/Statesman” in the leaked images. They appear to wear skull-like masks that bear Roman Numerals on them along with a trench-coat. So far I have seen “III” and “IV” make an appearance.
Based on a cutscene in the game, they are speaking directly to individuals that were described as “Assassins” and also possibly “Bounty Hunters”. There is also a scene showing Ky holding a Wanted Poster of Sol in an early demonstration.
What this indicates to me is that these mysterious individuals likely put a “bounty” out on Sol and Sin, and are trying to get Bounty Hunters and Assassins to do their dirty work in order to silence them.
The only individuals I am aware of that can place large-scale bounties on others are the members of the United Nations Organization (cited by Ky as being somewhat questionable and mysterious in recent years, not to mention having ties to the Post-War Administration Bureau).
If these individuals are dabbling in Gear technology, then that would explain their appearances…but there is no further information beyond that.
The biopic information we obtained from the game has yet to be translated, so just hold on a bit longer.
Keep in mind, this pachislot game is a very disjointed story, so it’s hard to determine the full sequence of events (or even if it has a full orderly sequence).
I’ll do my best to gather more info as I come across it in the meantime.