Bridget has been one of the fan favorites in the Guilty Gear franchise. The first time this feisty nun debuted two decades ago, people thought the character was a young girl who wore a leg mini-skirt nun costume. Then in the game’s story mode, the character is revealed to be a boy. Bridget was from a village in England where twins of the same sex were seen as a bad omen. The extra child will either vanish or be sacrificed. Bridget’s parents decided to raise their other son as a daughter. In the early days, that explains why Bridget crossed dresses. Despite of the way feminine clothing style, Bridget was using male pronouns and wanted to be seen as a boy.
Therefore, Bridget was received positively by the audience as a feminine boy who dressed like a nun and wears handcuffs around his waist. Bridget has recently revealed her transgender identity and transitioned to using she/her pronouns.
Bridget is now a Girl
At the start of her story mode she kept saying she is a boy but in the end she had fully realized she has been a girl all along. This revelation had cause a division in the internet because there had been fans who prefers her as the boy forced to live as girl by his parents. For these fans, it is like saying Bridget’s abusive parents has been right all long.
There are fan who are unhappy with the retcon that she is now a trans girl.
The backstory of Bridget is that he was forced to be raised as a girl to protect his twin brother. He was groomed to become “trans”. As he got older however, Bridget became a Hunter to prove his manliness which backs up the claim that the fights in guilty gear are trials for him
— WTFAntis (@AntisWTF) August 10, 2022
idk shit about guilty gear but i do think it's funny the people saying bridget isn't trans are making the argument she was forced to live as a girl but actually identifies as a boy. If bridget was afab they'd cry tomboy erasure or some shit
— malicious (@JustSomeMaid) August 10, 2022
bridget from guilty gear is a fem boy not a girl chang my mind
— rat man (@asngvshgdvfbe) August 10, 2022
Lots of talk about this Bridget character in the new Guilty Gear. According to his backstory he was literally raised to be a girl from birth despite being a boy. Thats right, the newest trans icon is literally a grooming victim lmao #GuiltyGearStrive
— Pitshoster (@Pitshoster_0) August 10, 2022
I know very little about Guilty Gear, but the arc sounds very problematic for a trans icon (from what I've heard.) Embracing the gender identity that was forced onto you… am I missing something?
— ToxySox (@ToxySox) August 11, 2022
There are also fans who celebrates the fact that she now identifies as a girl.
Bridget from guilty gear strive being a trans girl is so gret to me ngl, kinda got bothered by how much people were assholes about it but you know the internet
Her theme song is a banger and a pretty good trans allegory, I love ithttps://t.co/jGyaGo8bJW
— Camelia (@lesbiab_camelia) August 11, 2022
Bridget from guilty gear is affirming that they're a girl now? Neat.
(Yes I'm late)
— The_Rezdog / Native Vtuber (@The_Rezdog) August 10, 2022
And congratulations, for you who cares so much about canon, Guilty Gear Strive exists, is canon, and features a cutscene, an Arcade Ending for Bridget, where she happily and enthusiastically exclaims that she's a girl
in both English and Japanese
— Lizzy🐉Streaming Dragon🐉 (@ElysaraVT) August 9, 2022
It also leads to debates
I grew up playing Bridget across different versions of guilty gear, and felt like my affinity for the character was a significant sign I was trans. Seeing the character that inspired me follow my journey feels like finally arriving home.
— Orochi Celia (@Evilagram) August 11, 2022
The entire Guilty Gear – Bridget Trans discourse has left me seriously drained. Look, in the world of Guilty Gear, Bridget identifies as a girl…that's a fact. Now, this is a really sudden change, and it is PERFECTLY OK to take issue with that choice without being transphobic—
— Travis Sloan (@TravisS94242743) August 11, 2022
The debates online are still on going and people had been banned in Twitter and Reddit because of it. If you will go to the official website of Guilty Gear, Bridget’s profile doesn’t use a single pronoun.