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Gordeau
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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

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 young man with a slightly tan complexion, purple eyes and black spiky hair with a fringe covering his left eye. He wears an unbuttoned bluish-purple jacket that exposes his well-toned torso, black pants and black boots with tan padding. His right hand possesses long, sharp claws and is the catalyst for his ability "Snatcher", although he usually keeps it in his pocket.

Strangely, his left eye appears to glow. The cause for this has not been revealed.

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

Gordeau once 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)). At time Chaos becoming an In-Birth and manage to escape from being interrogated by one of the Litch Kreis Executors, such as Orie, it reaches Gordeau’s ear and offering a boy to join Amnesia for his safety. It is also likely indicated that Gordeau, along with Hilda were the one who rescued Chaos from the pack of Voids, at time Chaos awakened and becoming an In-Birth, with Gordeau and Hilda happens to be in a same place where Chaos was trapped.

But one day during a war against Bankikai, Roger is caught by the influence of the Abyss and exceeded the limit of his supposed-new power, turned him into a Void and kills the Bankikai leader Ogre, whom sacrificed his life in saving his allies and enemies alike like Gordeau and Strix. As Ogre’s effort is almost all for nothing, the Crimson Knight of Licht Kreis ruthlessly killed the fallen Roger off, with Gordeau is unable to do anything but to watch his fallen friend died due to his injuries. 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.

Abilities

Gordeau fights with the "EXS of Greed" (強欲のEXS): Snatcher (スナッチャー). This power takes the form of long purple, claw-like nails on Gordeau's right hand which he can use to rip out pieces of another's soul. His weapon is a hollowed scythe called Demon Sickle: Devourer (魔鎌ディバウアー), which he is able to summon out of thin air.

In terms of fighting style, Gordeau is very reckless and most commonly fights using a mixture of unfocused punches and kicks and bringing out his Devourer to reel his opponents in from further away. He only brings out his claws as a last resort or 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

Introduction Text

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 acquintance.
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.

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 acquintance.
The land, is fast. Expanding as far as the eye can see.
The sky, without boundaries, no ceiling. He raises his sickle,
and prepares for the Night.

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
Special Attacks
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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Happy Birthday by Yoshihara Seiichi (2012)
 
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Happy Birthday by Nakahara Yuusuke (2014)
 
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Happy Birthday by Wagatsuma Takehiko (2015)
 
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Happy Birthday by Matsuo Daisuke (2016)
 
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Happy Birthday by Nakahara Yuusuke (2017)
 
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Happy Birthday by Ozawa Sora (2018)
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Videos
 
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Gameplay from an Early Build
 
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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".[3] 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.[4].

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. Introdution on the official site
  3. Mook comment
  4. Dengeki Online interview on July 2014

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