|“||I don't need this... It's the same shit day after day.||”|
Order-Sol, alternatively called Holy Order Sol (聖騎士団ソル, Seikishidan Soru?), is a playable character in the Guilty Gear series. He is a past version of Sol Badguy back when he was enlisted with the Sacred Order of Holy Knights during the Crusades, circa 2172 AD.
Physically, he looks the same as his current self: long, spiky brown hair held together by his trademark headband with the "Rock You" inscription, a muscular build, and eyes that are usually brown in color, but sometimes turn gold with slit pupils.
His outfit is the standard, red based version of the Sacred Order of Holy Knights uniform, fastened together with his belt plate inscribed with the word "FREE", also wearing a tight sleeved undershirt. Order-Sol's design also contains white based with black finger gloves. He wears red boots that extremely similar to those he wears in Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear X.
Order-Sol's personality is similar as the present one: both being sullen and unrefined, speaking to others only when absolutely necessary. Despite being the same person, Order-Sol seems more irritable and bitter, but is not as rude to others as the present Sol. Order-Sol also seems to have a somewhat higher sense of respect to those he encounters.
Within the Order's organization, he is a lone wolf, rarely working with others and disobeying direct orders so as to kill Gears on his own. Despite being acknowledged as a great fighter, many of his fellow knights were said to bear him "little more than ill will".
Due to being Sol Badguy, his backstory is the same as Sol's, up to between when he joined the Holy Order. Working as a bounty and Gear hunter, Sol was scouted by Commander Kliff Undersn, who told him about their "prodigy", Ky Kiske. Sol didn't care for it at first, but joined the Order because of his own reasons.
Guilty Gear XX Edit
In Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus, in Sol's Story Mode, Sol is taken by I-No through time-travel to fight Order-Sol. The collision between those two Sols ends with Order-Sol's loss, giving I-No the opportunity to kill the past Sol. This would result in the destruction of the future (current) Sol, but due to his will and believing in the present, he is able maintain his existence and return to his own time.
In Or-der-Sol as well as Kliff's Story Mode, it is shown that Sol confronted Justice for the first time on his own; even though he put up a good fight, he lacked the power necessary to defeat her, and Justice spared his life, amused at his recklessness. Left with no other options, Sol return to camp and stole the Fireseal, a piece of the Outrage that he had created long ago. Ky caught Sol during the act, and felt he wasn't worthy of one of the Order's treasures, and fought him, although Sol easily defeated him.
Ky was about to call reinforcements to catch Sol for his desertion, but Kliff stopped him and told Ky not to say a word of the incident to anyone. Kliff caught up with Sol and explained he would let Sol have the Fireseal, as he was going to give it to him anyway, but first, Sol had to prove himself with the sword. After the fight, Kliff told Sol he was "family" and Sol went on his way, leaving the Order behind.
Sol's weapon of choice during this time was a sword called Junkyard Dog. Because of the difficulty in channeling his powers, he needs to concentrate in order to release their full potential. Of a somewhat sluggish movement than his present self, Order-Sol uses a more all-out fighting style with a majority of his attacks being prototypes for his future moves, to be refined upon obtaining the Fireseal.
In terms of gameplay, Order-Sol was added in Guilty Gear XX Slash and shares some of Sol's moves, but in "incomplete" versions. He has a unique mechanic: His moves cost Tension but he also has the Charge Gauge (based on Guilty Gear's charge mechanic) that improves his attacks, up to three power levels, which he must fill up by using his Charge and Action Charge moves. Every time a Charge-strengthened attack is launched, the gauge is consumed at a different rate, depending on its level: 0%, 100% and 200% for level 1, 2 and 3, respectively, in Λ Core. Order-Sol is a rushdown character who has a faster running speed, but his jumping height is low so his air combos require more complex execution. He has the unique Dragon Install: Sakkai, in which the player must input a series of commands for a number of attacks.
In EX Mode, Order-Sol's moveset changes to become a near-full copy of Sol's original Guilty Gear moveset. He also possesses two new unique command normals that are done while dashing akin to Sol's GG Mode in older titles. As a boss and in Gold Mode, Order-Sol has access to a new Overdrive, Flame Distortion—a Dragon Install of sorts with an extended startup flash. It heals and gives him an infinite Charge Gauge and Tension.
- Get Down To Business - Guilty Gear XX
- Rivalry themes
- Keep The Flag Flying (vs. Ky) - Guilty Gear XX
- Fafnir, written as Fáfnir or Frænir, is the son of the dwarf king Hreidmar of Norse mythology. Through Andvari's ring and gold curse, Fafnir was transformed into a dragon and slain later by Sigurd.
- EX Order-Sol's Instant Kill, used by Sol in Guilty Gear, is All Guns Blazing, a song by Judas Priest.
- Order-Sol's Rock It move may be an allusion to the Queen song, "We Will Rock You".
- Order-Sol's Dragon Install: Sakkai ("Killing Realm") may be a reference to the Fatal Fury series, as its sequence is very similar to Geese Howard's Deadly Rave. Order-Sol also has a very low jump arc fit for aggressive jump-ins, as a possible nod to the mechanics from The King of Fighters.
- Order-Sol's appearance actually dates as far back as the original Guilty Gear Complete Bible artbook, released years before Guilty Gear XX Slash.
- A majority of Order-Sol's moves transform into other attacks for his present self, such as the animations for his Level 3 Bandit Revolver Prototype becoming his jumping Slash and Dust, respectively.