|“||I always knew you were a shitty king!||”|
–Sin to Ky Kiske
Sin Kiske (シン キスク, Shin Kisuku) is the male tritagonist of the Guilty Gear series. He is the son of Ky Kiske and Dizzy, and travels with Sol Badguy for most of the series. He wears an eye patch over his right eye, which is actually a limiter to suppress his power. As a child, he was kept on a chain by Sol, and always carried his favorite stuffed animal Chimaki with him.
Sin, much like his father, is a young man with blue-green eyes and blonde hair. His outfit consists of a white jacket with blue and brownish trimming, and a white and blue undershirt connected by a strap. He wears a brown colored eye patch over his right eye, and a golden crucifix necklace around his neck. Sin's design also contains white gloves on each of his hands, white trousers with two golden loops hanging from each legging, a blue and blackish sash around the waist of his trousers, and brown shoes.
He feels uncomfortable in orderly situations and is not too good at social dispositions. On the contrary, his personality that doesn't look back on what's done may seem insensitive, but his simple and innocent personality can be refreshing. He also has an optimistic and cocky side to him.
Prior of having his mother sealed, then before she finally return from her slumber in Xrd, he does not seem to get along with his father very well; however, he appears to have a very deep love for his mother. Near the end of the chapter, Sin is very happy to see his mother again, he finally reconciles with Ky and finally calls him "Dad".
Over the past couple of years, he has been traveling with Sol as a bounty hunter and has overcome many hardships. He trusts Sol and looks up to him as a father, a friend, and a teacher. He is currently enjoying his journey. At some point during his journey, Sin got a tip from Sol about making a “sugar water”, a made-up tip by Sol.
Guilty Gear 2: Overture
Sin is traveling with Sol when he discovers a wanted poster with Sol's picture on it. As Sol explains that the poster is Ky's way of asking for help, the pair are attacked by the Vizuel. Sin has a binding spell placed on him and is unable to help Sol in the fight until the bind wears off. After the fight, Izuna explains to them the situation and takes them to Illyria where they fight Valentine. When they find Ky in a binding spell, they also meet Raven. After a brief fight between Sol and Raven, Izuna takes Sol to find Dr. Paradigm in order to free Ky. With their return, Ky is freed and Sin has a small argument with him, which Sin ends by exclaiming that he always knew Ky "was a shitty king" as he runs out in a tantrum. To blow off some steam, Sin starts a fight with the Vizuel, but is eventually overpowered by Valentine. After extracting "The Key" from Sin, she also brainwashes him to fight Sol. Once Sol knocks sense back into him, the group chases after Valentine, only to be confronted by thousands of Vizuel.
A few moments later, Dr. Paradigm and Ky, along with the Knights of Illyria, show up as the group prepares to fight the Vizuel. Sol leaves Sin with Ky to fight the Vizuel, while the rest of the group goes on after Valentine. Sin explains to Ky that he doesn't care what happens to him, but he will protect him for his mother's sake. The father and son pair lay waste to the Vizuel alongside the Knights. Ky tells Sin to go on ahead and help Sol while he finishes the fight with the Vizuel. Sin shows up at the last moment to help Paradigm and Izuna fight off Valentine in her new form, while Sol attempts to stop the Cube from opening. They succeed in holding off Valentine, but she transforms again. Sol tells the group to leave while he fights her alone. Sin refuses, but is knocked through the gate by Dr. Paradigm. In the aftermath, once Sol returns, Sin decides to stay in Illyria until his mother is freed from the time freeze placed on her. He also wishes to spend time with his father and mend the rift between them.
Guilty Gear Vastedge XT
When Sol and Sin plan to raid Harden Fort to retrieve the Sacred Treasure, Flashing Tooth, a one billion World Dollar bounty is issued by the Conclave. They are then accosted by several Bounty Hunters and mercenaries, including the Conclave's elite soldiers and their Gear Beasts. They later encounter Bardias, one of the four members of the Conclave, and defeat him.
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Sin continues to follow Sol, carrying most of the extra luggage.
With Ramlethal is finally captured thanks to Leo for sending Elphelt, Sin is tasked to watch over Ramlethal before she escape and doing into trying to destroy humanity again, by open up her emotions with his best effort, with the help of Elphelt, Ramlethal seems begans to developed more a little. He did protest Sol when he despise Elphelt that she might betray him and his allies to revived Justice.
With Dr. Paradigm brings a great news to him and his father that they finally get his mother back, both father and son is happy about the news. Now his mother, Dizzy finally return from time space slumber than was sealed within Ky's old Thunderseal blade, Sin also finally calls Ky "dad", much to his parents' happiness to hear.
After an ambush plan fail to protect humanity from Justice and Senato as That Man is captured by Bedman. He, his father and Leo defends inside Illriya castle from Senato's troops. With the three warriors who'd been battle Senato's troops inside the castle, splits up while Sol is outside try to attack a Justice controlled Chromus from above for opening, Sin goes to Dr. Paradigm and his mother to protect them from being hurt. Unaware to him, Elphelt left to help Leo, much Dr. Paradigm discharge it not to be involved in a battlefield. With only able to reunite with his father but lost contact with Leo, both father and son protects Dr. Paradigm and Dizzy when the castle is about to crumble.
In final chapter, he, his parents and Dr. Paradigm survived the crumble, as his mother is unconcussed, Sin tried to find most of his allies who still alive. After finding Sol, Elphelt and Leo, the second King of Illriya alerts Sin and their allies to stay away from Elphelt, as her current state becomes evil when she'd thought to be helping Leo. As Sol had been predicted from the beginning that Elphelt did betray them by pretending to be friendly but to watch over Sol and keep him away from Justice, Sin believes it's a lie but Elphelt tells him is not. With Sol confronts Elphelt, he thought Sol that he will kill her permanently because he's Gear destroyed however, what Sol trying to do to get the real Elphelt back, realizing Sol did shows more positive behaviour since Elphelt reminds him someone he loved.
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-
Sin's role in -REVELATOR- is relatively minor; he spends much of the early portions of the story looking after and checking up on Ramlethal, who is uneasy about Elphelt's current state. He attempts to help Ramlethal's transition into civilization by explaining how he made friends when he was younger; when he was picked on by bullies, his caretaker Sol beat him up, telling him to cease complaining before beating up his bullies. Everyone was able to laugh it off in the end, and they all became closer, especially Sin and Sol.
When Leo Whitefang and his subordinates pick up a signal potentially leading to Elphelt, Paradigm is led to believe that the signal is a trap. Sin stops Ramlethal from going alone to investigate; the two are then assigned a task force of soldiers. The mission is a failure right from the get-go, and Sin and the task force escape unharmed; Ramlethal, however, is inevitably caught in a massive Gear explosion, only giving her time to tell Sin that she only wished to be happy with him and Elphelt before seemingly being obliterated. When Sin learns of her fate, he isolates himself from the others and spends time alone.
Sin isn't seen again until he joins his father and their coalition on Johnny's ship, which is headed for the Backyard. He ponders out loud whether Sol is related to his mother at all, but Sol interrupts both him and Jack-O, stating that he'd rather not have any weird feelings; in spite of this, he brings Ky to the horrifying realization that Sol is actually Ky's father-in-law, leaving the two of them in a hysterical yelling match which is simply dismissed as "shootin' the shit". Not long after, they arrive, and Sin, Ky and Sol are immediately locked in battle with the Sanctus Maximus. Some of Sin's power becomes unlocked after he is enraged at her for ridiculing Ramlethal's shortcomings, but even then, it is not enough to directly defeat her; instead, he assists Sol in baiting her straight into the beam of a ship piloted by the Third King Daryl, who had intended to fire it at Justice instead. Sin is last seen looking on as Sol appears to be caught in another beam, but is saved by Axl.
Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 (After Story A)
In Kiske Manor, Sin’s family are planning to move somewhere due to his mother’s identity as a Gear has been exposed. While asked by his mother Dizzy if he wants a tea or a milk, Sin replies that he wants a “sugar water”, giving a tip he got from Sol, much to his parents’ surprises and confusion, and his father Ky secretly curses Sol about this made-up tip he gave to Sin. Elphelt and Ramlethal join the discussion while bringing a good news about Dizzy’s public reputation as a hope bringer, instead of being outcast, meaning that Sin and his family no longer need to move and hide somewhere. Sin later cut to the chase to continue their discussion about Sol, along with his connection to Dizzy and Justice, even horrifies Ky if Sol come along with them to discuss about this. As Sol arrived outside his family manor, Sin excited about his arrival in critical timing, and a horrified Ky secretly admit about this timing, but should be in a horrifying situation they are in for dragging Sol along. Thus, his father will go to Sol to discuss something privately between them outside the manor.
Sin has an "Appetite Calorie System" that lets him perform multi-input moves with a number of various Super Cancels into Overdrives. However, the Appetite Calorie System has a calorie gauge that can be refilled via a special move. If the Appetite Calorie Gauge is used up, Sin will get hungry losing his usage of special moves, and must eat food to refill it through various amounts.
See: Sin's Tribe
Powers & Abilities
Sin seems to have specialized in lightning magic, much like his father Ky; though it is stated that this magic is more derived from his mother (who can also manipulate lightning magic) than his father. However, unlike his father, Sin uses a war flag in battle, which he wields like a spear and his lightning magic is red. Most of his weapon tactics were taught to him by Sol Badguy. He also utilizes his Gear powers that were taught to him by Sol. He wears an eyepatch over his right eye as a seal to contain his immense powers. Removing it causes Sin and others to witness a nightmarish visage and causes his power to go awry, usually as an enormous explosion of black lightning(similar to Dizzy's Wings of Light); like his mother, his power is heavily dependent on his emotional state. He is also capable of using low-level summons.
However, in terms of basic skills such as reading and education, Sin's upbringing in that area, especially by Sol (who is infamous for doing everything half-heartedly), is rather poor on that end.
- Ride on Time - Guilty Gear 2
- Just Do It - Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
- Communication (vs. Ky) - Guilty Gear 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
See: Sin Quotes
References and Allusions
- Sin possibly gets his name from the Nine Inch Nails song "Sin" from the album Pretty Hate Machine. He may as well have gotten it from the song "Sin" by the Stone Temple Pilots from their debut album, Core or from the current Ministry guitarist (Sin Quirin).
- Sin's Xrd theme sounds similar to Van Halen song "Hang 'Em High"
- Sin and Asuka R. Kreutz share the same English voice actor, Yuri Lowenthal in Overture.
- Later, his and That Man's English voice actor currently voices Bedman.
- Whether Sin's name is intentionally given to him for its meaning is open to speculation.
- The word "Sin" means "Son" in many Slavic languages, alluding to him being Ky's son.
- In Sin's short story, Sin once asked Sol if he could trying wielding the Fireseal, but was denied.
- In his Overture short story, when Sin demanded that Sol give him a "cool" weapon, Sol sarcastically tells him to "go wave a flag or something". Ironically, Sin takes this literally and procures a War Flag as his primary weapon.
- Sin is shown to be a little bit taller than Ky.