Guilty Gear Strive Fans Adore The New Twink DLC Character

A screenshot of Sin Kiske wielding his flag pole in Guilty Gear Strive.

Developer Arc System Works has announced the newest addition to its popular 2D fighter Guilty Gear Strive. brawler, Sin Kiskewill be added to the roster as part of the game’s $25 Season Pass 2 DLC, and the internet seems pretty pleased with the announcement. So pleased, in fact, that folks are calling Sin their fave twink.

Strive is the latest entry within the main Guilty gear franchise. Having launched in July 2021, the fighter has sold more than 1 million units thus far (an apparent first for the series) and regularly appears at fighting game tournaments such as Evo and ufa. ArcSys has been steadily introducing new content to the game, including fan-favorite Bridget, who was canonically confirmed as trans. Score one for queer representation. The team isn’t done with the game though as Season Pass 2 adds even more characters and stages.

It’s worth unpacking just what a twink is to understand how and why folks have come to this conclusion about Sin Kiske. According to Urban Dictionarya twink is “a homosexual male with attractive, boyish qualities” who is young (stereotypically between 18 to 25 years old), often blonde, and slender. Dictiontary.com outlines some similar characteristics for the word, defining twink as a “young, attractive gay man with a slim, boyish appearance.” A bottom, basically. Someone who would probably go “uwu” while blushing profusely. As you can see from his appearance, Sin isn’t exactly slim, but he does retain many of the other characteristics: blonde, boyish, and lacking body hair (as far as we can tell).

However, like Twitter user armormodechang pointed out above, Sin is huge. He’s got broad shoulders, muscles that appear to be as big as his head, and a tight-fitting cropped tank that not only shows off his midriff (and belly button) but also his bulging chest. Sin is pretty far from what would typically be considered a “twink.” Instead, what we have here is a “twunk.” I’m sure you can use context clues to put together some definition of what that means, but according to Urban Dictionary, it’s someone who “has the face of a twink, with the physique of a hunk.” A bottom masking as a top. But regardless of how folks classify Sin, love is pouring in. There’s tons of fan art of the character that chibify himturn him into a Shoujo characterand generally make him gayer than he probably might be (which I think is cool). There are also some hilarious memes joking about how he’s the skinniest or weakest twink in Guilty gear.

Sin has been in the Guilty gear franchise before. The son of series deuteragonist Ky Kiske, Sin first made his playable appearance in 2007’s Guilty Gear 2: Overture. While he maintains many of his signature moves, Sin gains new abilities and appears to have some brutal combo potential with that long-ass flagpole of his when he arrives on November 24.

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