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Gordeau

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Profile

Name:

Gordeau (ゴルドー)

Gender:

Male

Birthday:

June 23rd

Height:

191 cm (6'3")

Weight:

80 kg (176 lbs)

Bloodtype:

O

Affiliations

Alias:

The Harvester of Greed (強欲の収穫者(ハーベスター))
The Invincible Mercenary
(常勝の傭兵)

Organization:

A former member of Amnesia

Battle Style

Ability:

The EXS of Greed: Snatcher

Weapon:

Demon Sickle: Devourer (魔鎌ディバウアー)

Voice Acting

Japanese Voice:

Kousuke Toriumi

English Voice:

Ian Sinclair [1]

"The 'strongest'...? One may wish for it, but it is far and elusive. Only the echoes may reach our ears."
Gordeau (ゴルドー) is a former member and one of the founders of Amnesia. Nowadays, he works as a mercenary on behalf of them.

He is one of the twelve characters introduced in the original version of UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH.

Background

The Harvester of Greed, who wields a demonic sickle.

A fighter who is infamous in the underworld, as the "Invincible Mercenary". As his title suggests, he always fights on someone's behalf as an agent, nonetheless his true intentions are unknown. The air is tense, with the next Hollow Night looming... rumors of a Re-Birth, super powered In-Births circulate. Amidst this chaos, he discovers an old friend, Hilda's -- and Amnesia's -- plans, and sets off to put an end to it. Not for hire, but for his own satisfaction. Thus, he heads to the Abyss, sickle in hand.[2]

Information

Gordeau has a very laid-back and carefree personality who cares deeply for his friends. He's currently freeloading at Chaos' residence, though it is unknown if they truly work closely together due to their separate duties. During the day and on regular nights, Gordeau works as a simple bartender.

Appearance

Gordeau is a tall and muscular man, with blue eyes and black, spiky hair with a bang covering his right eye, which gives off a mysterious, purple glow. His right hands sports long, jagged, claw-like nails.

His attire consists of an open, purple, high-collar duster with grey lining and gold accents on the lapels and sleeves and knee-length coattails with nothing underneath, exposing most of his bare chest. The duster is also held in place by a black belt with a golden chain acting as a buckle. On top of the duster, Gordeau wears a similarly colored high-rise collar, which is fastened to the duster with purple straps on the shoulders. Gordeau usually hides his right hand in one of the pockets. He also wears unfastened grey trousers and brown, calf-length boots with dark brown soles and gold-colored zippers travelling up the sides.

Gordeau's work attire consists of a black shirt with rolled up sleeves, a dark grey waistcoat and trousers and light grey tie and belt.

Personality

Gordeau has a very laid-back and carefree demeanor, rarely letting anything bother him and occasionally cracking jokes at others' expense, though even he has his limits when it comes to patience with unreasonable people.

Although he has defected from Amnesia, he still cares for his comrades and is willing to put himself in harm's way for their sake. It is this loyalty that led to him to personally hunt down the Crimson Knight, Erika Wagner, to avenge his friend Roger, whom she had ruthlessly killed after he turned into a Void. Gordeau also carries a guilt complex because of this, believing himself to be the cause of Roger's transformation and death while also regretting that he wasn't the one to deliver the mercy kill on his fallen friend instead of Wagner. The mere sight of Wagner is enough to cause Gordeau to switch from his usual laid back and friendly self and become a lot more ruthless and angry.

Outside of his life as an In-Birth, Gordeau tends to be a bit more begrudging of his friends hanging out at his bar due to them getting in the way of business matters.

Story

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The boss of a bar where Gordeau often visited up and left the place to go for a journey only leaving a message for Gordeau to keep the bar in business. Hilda first suggested to rename the bar with Gordeau's real name, but he insisted that it was too embarrassing. From that point on, Gordeau has been working as a bartender and the acting boss of the bar. Many Amnesia members often visit the bar which helps to keep it in business.

Episode: The Sage Cometh In The Night (賢者は深き夜に)
9 months before the Arcade Mode, Amnesia had gained a decent amount of members, so they decided to go for "greeting" to the Licht Kreis Branch Office. This turned into a fight as they Executors started to arrest violent In-Births. Gordeau sees how Chaos takes use of their battle to sneak into the Branch Office and steal a precious tome. Gordeau takes liking to Chaos and decides to scout him on the spot. Gordeau kept worked in the Amnesia together with Hilda, Chaos, Roger and the other members. Gordeau was an incredibly powerful fighter and was soon known on the streets as one of the most powerful EXS users. To other In-Births, he was known as The Harvester of Greed (強欲の収穫者(ハーベスター)).

Episode: Amnesia VS Bankikai (『忘却の螺旋』vs『万鬼会』)
But one day during a war against Bankikai, Roger is caught by the influence of the Abyss and ends up turning into a Void. The Bankikai leader Ogre tries to hold Roger back as the others evacuate, but he doesn't last long against powered-up Roger. As Roger approaches Gordeau to kill him as well, the Crimson Knight appears and takes Roger out swiftly. Gordeau is left speechless about how everything ends so quickly.

After this incident, Gordeau left Amnesia to pursue revenge for Roger’s sake. Ever since, he has participated in the Hollow Night in an attempt to encounter the Crimson Knight, and avenge his friend. Nowadays, he is known merely as the "Invincible Mercenary" (常勝の傭兵) who is always seen acting together with someone else and protecting them from harm like a mercenary, much to their dismay.

Arcade Mode
Gordeau and Chaos are starting to think that Hilda is going too far with her Re-Birth experiments. They think it's about the time to stop her before she turns into a Void.

Gordeau heads into the Hollow Night hoping to meet with Wagner and get some payback for Roger. However, he ends up meeting with Orie and hears that Wagner is away on probation. Gordeau continues towards the Abyss to find Hilda. In the end, convincing her to stop was useless and they end up fighting.

Gordeau defeats Hilda by breaking her Vessel and ending her ambition for a while. He and Chaos start to think about how to continue their search of the Crimson Knight during the next Night.

Abilities

Devourer

Gordeau fights with the "EXS of Greed" (強欲のEXS): Snatcher (スナッチャー). This power was born from Gordeau's greedy personality[3]. It takes the form of long purple, claw-like nails on Gordeau's right hand. He uses the claws to drain and steal energy from his opponents causing them fatigue. Gordeau can focus his EXS to manifest his weapon Demon Sickle: Devourer (魔鎌ディバウアー) which is a hollowed scythe. Because the scythe is made of EXS, it barely weights anything[3]. This makes it easy for Gordeau to swing it around recklessly.

In terms of fighting style, Gordeau is very reckless and most commonly fights using a mixture of unfocused punches and kicks. Gordeau wields his Devourer to bring his opponents into the range of his claws. He only brings out his claws whenever he decides to fight seriously.

Musical Theme

Title Description
Rushing Heart Gordeau's theme
Cross Thought Gordeau VS Chaos theme

Title Description
Racing Heart Gordeau's theme
Crossed Thoughts Gordeau VS Chaos theme

Composer Commentary

Rushing Heart (Gordeau)

Rushing Heart (Gordeau)

Rushing Heart
The character visual made me feel the rough temperament. I immediately came up with the intro riff. And then it was just straight line till the end. "It just came to me" type of composition. The back riff behind the intro was sho-san's idea. It worked really well and guitar sounds are what make up this song.[4]

Cross Thought (Gordeau vs Chaos)

Cross Thought (Gordeau vs Chaos)

Cross Thought
An encounter. These two come across each other. I put that image into the intro.

The guitar in the first verse is captivating and comes out strongly, but the strings tremolo expresses the hidden feelings. The storm of two-five progression advances the story in the second verse. And then, everything is unleashed during the refrain.

The song is filled with melancholia to the utmost limit. [5]

Rushing Heart
キャラからにじみ出る気性の荒さの感じから、イントロリフをすぐに思いつき、あとは流れで最後まで作れてしまう「降りてきた系」の曲でした。そのイントロリフの裏リフはshoさん考案でこれがすごく機能してて、ギターサウンド有りきの曲ですね。

Cross Thought
邂逅。出逢ってしまった二人。そのイメージをイントロにぶつけました。

Aメロのギターは艶かしく強く押し出しながらも、トレモロのストリングスで抑え込んだ感情を。Bメロのツーファイブの嵐で物語は動き出す。そしてサビで全てを開放。

エモさをこれでもかと詰め込んだ曲です。

Introduction Text

He reaps. He slashes his enemies to satisfy, but it is not enough - he wishes to reunite
with an old friend and offer a souvenir. The land is vast, expanding
as far as the eye can see. The sky, without boundaries, no ceiling. He raises his sickle
and prepares for the Night.

He reaps. He slashes his enemies to satisfy, but it is not enough -- he wishes to reunite
with an old friend. Offering a souvenir for an old acquaintance. The land is vast, expanding
as far as the eye can see. The sky, without boundaries, no ceiling. He raises his sickle,
and prepares for the Night.

A harvest person wants. All are mown in order to fill themselves's deep desire.
What is wished is for to an old friend hands. The souvenir to an old acquaintance.
A far ground level is faced involving a high sky, and it follows through the deep time.
See unlimited fruits. He raises the point of a sickle keenly.

The harvester desires. Harvesting everything to satisfy his own deepest desire.
Wishing for a tribute for his old friend. A gift for the old friend.
Flying high, looking out on the far horizon, pursue through the long time.
Aiming at the infinite fruits. He sharply raises his sickle.

His ability is the both hands in which his own greediness is embodied.
The, a nail like the animal increased lengthily doesn't miss all games.
His "profit person" barrel nickname is made something firm
according to the scythe which is a weapon.

Movelists

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH

Name Command
Unique Attacks
Unique Attack
特殊技
Hold ↓ During a Throw
Unique Attack
特殊技
← + B
Unique Attack
特殊技
↘ + C
Force Function
Rusty Nail
ラスティネイル
Simultaneously B + C
Special Attacks
Mortal Slide
モータルスライド
↓↘→ + A or B or C
*EX Able
→ Shade Harvest
シェイドハーベスト
→ + A or B or C
→→ Assimilation
いただき(アシミレイション)
→ + A or B or C
Grim Reaper
グリムリーパー
→↓↘ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Assimilation
いただき(アシミレイション)
↓↙← + A or B or C
*EX Able
Aim Opening
エイムオーペニング
↓↓ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Mortal Slide
モータルスライド
Midair ↓↘→ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Aim Opening
エイムオーペニング
Midair ↓↙← + A or B or C
*EX Able
Infinite Worth (Consumes 200% EXS)
Turbulence
タービュランス
←↙↓↘→ + D
Infinite Worth EXS (Consumes 200% EXS)
Soul Vanish
ソウルヴァニッシュ
A · B · C · D simultaneously
Usable when below 30% health

Check the details about Gordeau's gameplay from here!

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Name Command
Smart Combos
Smart Combo 1
スマートコンボ1
A · A · A · A
Smart Combo 2
スマートコンボ2
B · B · B
Reversal Action
Aim Opening
エイムオープニング
A · D simultaneously
*Air OK
Skills
Grim Reaper
グリムリーパー
↓↘→ + A or B
Assimilation
いただき(アシミレイション)
↓↙← + A or B
Extra Skills
EX Grim Reaper
EX グリムリーパー
↓↘→ + C
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 1
EX Assimilation
EX いただきだ (EX アシミレイション)
↓↙← + C
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 1
Distortion Skill
Mortal Slide Divest
モータルスライド ディベスト
↓↘→ + B · C simultaneously
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Turbulence
タービュランス
↓↙← + B · C simultaneously
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Distortion Skill Duo
Turbulence
タービュランス
P during the main character's Distortion Skill
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Astral Heat (Consumes Skill Gauge by 9 via Level 4 Resonance Blaze)
Soul Exodus
ソウルヴァニッシュ
↓↓↓ + B · C simultaneously
Usable with only one partner remaining on both sides

Gallery

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Official Illustrations
 
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Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2012)
 
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Happy Birthday by 6sec (2013)
 
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Happy Birthday by Yuusuke Nakahara (2014)
 
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Happy Birthday by Takehiko Wagatsuma (2015)
 
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Happy Birthday by Daisuke Matsuo (2016)
 
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Happy Birthday by Yuusuke Nakahara (2017)
 
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Happy Birthday by Kara Osawa (2018)
 
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Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2019)
 
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Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2020)
Guest Illustrations
 
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Concept Art
 
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Early Design
 
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Concept art from Exe:Late[cl-r] gallery
 
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Concept art from Exe:Late[cl-r] gallery
Store Icons
 
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Additional colors (Playstation Store)
 
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Additional colors 2 (Playstation Store)
 
Gord system voice
System Voice (Playstation Store)
Videos
 
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Gordeau VS Hyde

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Gordeau VS Hyde

Gameplay from an Early Build
 
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UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Gordeau Gameplay

Gameplay from 1.00 Build
 
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe Late - Gordeau Introduction Video

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe Late - Gordeau Introduction Video

Gameplay Tutorial for Exe:Late

Creation & Development

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Early design

Gordeau was thought in the middle of development when the team thought there wasn't a "cool old man" within the planned roster.

Yoshihara collected various ideas from the team and created the character. Key elements were "purple", "claws" and "long coat".[6] His ability to 'steal' was set even before the character was drawn. Gordeau fought using the claws in his hand.

Relatively late in the game's development it was noticed that Gordeau, who fought only using his claws and kicks, didn't possess enough reach for a game planned to 16:9 ratio screen. Yoshihara decided to add a scythe for Gordeau to him more reach.[7].

Prior to his redesign as a scythe wielder and different person, Gordeau was revealed to be originally created as Phonon’s older brother during an early development, having had a snake-based weapon like her. His relationship with Phonon was also debunked during a redesign.

Trivia

  • Both Gordeau and Chaos were the first two characters to have a rivalry theme in the series.
  • Gordeau is the only character with unique matchup quotes and redubs for his moves, these can be heard whenever he fights Wagner in Late[st].

References

  1. (@iantweeting) I’m proud to confirm that I am the voice of Gordeau in #BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.
  2. Introduction on the official site
  3. 3.0 3.1 Details about weapon and ability confirmed on French-Bread Twitch broadcast on July 26th 2019
  4. Raito's Youtube Channel
  5. Raito's Youtube Channel
  6. Mook comment
  7. Dengeki Online interview on July 2014

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