GGML/Justice

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This character is banned from use in competitive play in some tournaments. This varies by tournament organizer.
Overview

Overview

Justice is one of the 3 unblockable boss Characters in Missing Link, and the game's actual "boss character." As such she follows the typical standards of a boss, with her large frame towering over the cast along with her ginormous normals, blasphemous damage output, and unparalleled screen control and mobility. There's no real need to tell you about Justice's toolkit in GGML, you can just imagine whatever incredibly overpowered tool a character might have in a fighting game and there's a good chance she has it or something that can serve the same purpose. Ironically, her only REAL fault is the game she's in; she doesn't get to abuse the game's systems particularly well as she has no attack that can be charged, and her deliberately ridiculous tools are unintentionally shared with a lot of the cast due to the game's vast infinites. Though as you'll quickly realize once you pick her, that doesn't really matter, as you don't need infinites when you rule the screen and kill people in a hit any way.

Justice's stupendous versatility allowing her to do whatever she wants anywhere she wants, freely shift between rushdown or zoning, and instantly win the game off of a 632146S input makes her a naturally controversial character. She would go on to be a tournament banned character in future installments of Guilty Gear, although she is NOT banned in GGML. Her incarnation in +R is a very different and much more balanced character despite similarities, and is also not banned.
Lore:Justice is the first "complete" Gear that was created by That Man. Unlike other Gears who are unable to act without orders, Justice has a will of her own. Using her power to control other Gears, she bared her fangs against humanity and instigated the Crusades. Although humankind has emerged victorious at the end of the Crusades, they were unable to destroy her and sealed her away in a dimensional prison. She was released from her prison during the Second Sacred Order of Holy Knights Tournament by Testament but was destroyed by Sol as her resurrection was incomplete.
Playstyle
Justice is a war machine befitting of her appearance. Big, high damage, high defense, and dastardly lasers.
Pros Cons
  • Obscene Damage: The first several hits of Justice's combos have very minimal scaling, which rewards her with high, frontloaded damage off of just a few hits.
  • Lasers!: Imperial Ray combos into itself and sweeps across the entire screen and usually stuns after 2 uses. Gamma Ray does ludicrous damage, pushback, and hit/block stun. During Desperation State, Gamma ray basically wins the game on its own since most characters can't avoid followup Gamma Rays after blocking or getting hit by one.
  • Meter Gain: Justice is really good at building meter. A single imperial ray can build between 75 and 100 percent of her meter, depending how many hits land. This gives Justice very high uptime access to her Gamma Ray.
  • Air Mobility: Justice has not 1, not 2, but 3 air-dashes! Paired with their speed, Justice is shockingly mobile once she gets into the air. On top of that, Justice has a freakishly fast forwards high jump which allows her to close in from full screen with j.H rapidly.
  • Scary Mixups: Justice has good high/low mixups thanks to her overhead 6P and low Dust attack. Pair that with the respect she commands, due to her imposing damage, and she is able to mix in throws as well.
  • I Hate Blocking!: While walking backwards, Justice does not have a hurtbox and cannot be hit. Because proximity block barely functions in this game, she can just kind of moon-walk through things..
  • Ironclad Defense: Justice is tied with Potemkin for highest defense in the game at 18. This makes her incredibly durable, so killing her without infinites can be difficult.
  • Can't Charge: Being unable to Charge means that Justice misses out on Charge Cancels, which are what allow most characters in GGML to perform easy infinite combos.
Note: Because she's so tall some characters, like Chipp, gain access to character-specific infinites against her. She can also be hit by some instant overheads, such as Millia's j.H.
Justice
GGML Justice Portrait.png
Defense:180%Raw Value: 18
Jump Startup:10f
Backdash:22f
Meter Gain Mod:150%Raw Value: 15
Charge Time:N/A
Forward Walk Speed:133%Raw Value: 1024
Backward Walk Speed:122%Raw Value: 716
Dizzy Resistance:117%Raw Value: 35

Normals

How to Read Frame Data

Damage
A quantification of how a character's health bar is reduced when they are hit.
Guard
The act of defending against incoming attacks. Guarding either negates the damage from an attack entirely or reduces it to minor chip damage.
Low
Guarded against while crouching
Mid
Guarded against in either the crouching or standing state, but not while airborne
High
Guarded against in the standing state
All
Guarded against while crouching, standing, or while airborne
Throw
Cannot be guarded against, but only applies to grounded opponents
Unblockable
Cannot be guarded against
Startup
The time before an attack is active including the first active frame. For example, an attack with 10F startup means the attack will do nothing for 9 frames, then hit the opponent on the 10th frame.
Active
The active frames of an attack refers to the amount of time an attack can hit the opponent.
Recovery
The recovery of an attack refers to the amount of time an attacker must wait before he may perform another action, even blocking.
On-Block
A measure of frame advantage when the opponent blocks an attack. Positive values indicate that the attacker can act first. Negative values indicate that the defender can act first.
On-Hit
A measure of frame advantage when the opponent is hit by an attack. Positive values indicate that the attacker can act first. Negative values indicate that the defender can act first.
Invuln
Short for InvulnerabilityA state where a character cannot be hit. A common component of reversal moves.

5P

5P
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
9x2 All 4 5,12 10 +6 -7 none

Unlike later games, the second hit isn't a low. Pretty unremarkable move overall because of this, but its first hit is fast and reaches far, making it usable in abare situations.

5K

5K
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
11 All 9 5 11 -25 -18 none

A good balance of speed and range, with the ability to cancel into itself on whiff. Good poke overall, just make sure you cancel it.

c.S

c.S
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
14 All 4 10 29 -29 -18 none

A pretty standard c.S. Normally, these kinds of moves are filler for CC infinites, but Justice doesn't have one of those.

f.S

f.S
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
16 All 18 6 17 -13 -2 none

Big, relatively slow poke with a respectable hitbox. Has a shit ton of recovery too so it's not too safe to whiff. Not very good, you have better options.

  • Not a multi-hit like in later games.

5H

5H
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
22 All 13 18 8 -16 +1 none

Very big button. Faster than f.S, and covers more area too. Can work as an anti-air, although it's not air-unblockable, or a general-purpose poke.

  • Ungodly anti-air hitbox
  • Far-reaching second hit

6P

6P
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
14x2 Overhead 18 26 7 -14 -7 none

Doesn't have an anti-air hitbox or upper body invincibility like in later games. Luckily, it's still a fast overhead, making it still useful.

  • First hitbox comes out on frame 18. This is different from later games, where an anti-air hitbox comes out on frame 11 first. No 11f overheads on Potemkin here.

2P

2P
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
5 Low 5 5 6 -4 +3 none

It's a crouching jab, and a pretty good one at that. Big, relatively fast, and gives Justice another thing to mash if the opponent's close by. Also a low.

2K

2K
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
9 Low 12 8 16 -18 -11 none

Pretty unremarkable poke. Covers a similar area to 2P, but 2P is also faster and safer. 2P being a low also makes this move less attractive for mixups. Not very useful.

2S

2S
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
14 Low 9 5 20 -16 -5 none

Bigger and faster than 2K, making it a good low poke option from further away. It's a bit less safe to throw out in neutral than 2P, but this isn't that much of an issue.

2H

2H
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
9x2 All 1 24 11 -12 -9 none

High damage and can link into some high damaging combos, or Imperial Ray. Frame 1 so this is a great reversal since it'll trade at worst, which will usually be a favorable trade. Especially useful since Justice doesn't have any especially good reversals or guard cancels.

  • Not Special Cancelable
  • First hitbox comes out on frame 1, because God has favorites.

j.P

j.P
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
7 Overhead 6 5 5 none

Somewhat fast and mashable air-to-air jab. Bigger than most air jabs.

j.K

j.K
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
7 Overhead 4 15 5 none

Actually faster than j.P on top of covering a way bigger area in front of Justice. This makes it an exceptional air-to-air option.

j.S

j.S
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
9x2 Overhead 1 24 2 none

Spawns a projectile at the location of Justice's chest when the button is pressed. The hitbox lingers in place even as Justice moves independently. If used as close to the ground as possible, this lets you place a projectile, recover immediately by landing, and have an independent hitbox occupy that area for a solid half a second. If done immediately in the air it works as an instant overhead on some of the cast, which can be jump canceled.

j.H

j.H
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
18 Overhead 7 14 8 none

Despite how it looks, and how it behaves in later games, this move doesn't cross-up. It's still a gargantuan jump-in, though, and now you have three airdashes to use it out of. Hits two times.

Universal Mechanics

Dust Attack

S+H
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
18 Low 12 7 13 -10 +89 none

Moderate speed dust and also a really big low. Leads to alright damage, but Justice can do better with her punishes. Funnily enough it isn't disjointed but it will clash at worse outside of IKs.

Throw

6H or 4H
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
20 Throw 1 N/A N/A N/A +9 N/A

Throws the opponent high into the air and bounces them off of the wall if they don't tech. Like most throws of its ilk, it can be teched almost immediately so any followups are untrue. Does lead to decent pressure since it's +9, if nothing else you can force them to block an Imperial Ray.

Dash Attack

6[6]
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
1 All -1 -2

About as unremarkable as any other dash attack. Safe on block and hit, so you won't die for using it, at least.

Instant Kill

X Razer

P+K > 236X
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
FATAL All 17 12 14 N/A N/A Above Shins 1~42

Long-ranged instant kill, and just safe enough to be used as a deadly poke with its range. However, the startup is incredibly long for an IK, so it's easier to avoid than most, and the invuln isn't spectacular. Looks incredibly similar to 5K, just to be mean.

Specials

Strike Back Tail

421K
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
7x2 Mid 18 12 19 -22 -20 All-But-Tail 1~18

This move has surprisingly short horizontal range. Paired with the backwards movement, and input that can be tricky on this game's input parser, hitting grounded opponents with this can be really unreliable unless they are actively extending a hurtbox towards you. Unfortunately this is your best GC option most of the time, since Imperial Ray would be better but the input is difficult to get out during blockstun and this is her only other move that can reliably avoid any continued attacks.

Launches a vertical projectile into the air that's still air-unblockable. Can help with stopping opponents from just airdashing in.

  • Air Unblockable
  • Justice flips backwards during the move, quickly moving her hurtbox backwards.

Imperial Ray

641236S
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
9x19 All 3 72 0 +6 +6 none

In later games, this move got nerfed and turned into a super. In this game it's a standard special move. Let that sink in.

This move alone invalidates several characters. It sweeps across the entire screen incredibly fast, does ridiculous damage even on chip, and builds a dumb amount of meter. If your character can't get past this move, they lose the matchup.

On hit, this move builds between 75% and 100% meter so Justice can get access to Gamma Ray practically immediately. This move can combo into itself and usually dizzies the opponent after 2 reps. It's only limited by its somewhat difficult input.

  • Sweeps across the entire screen in front of Justice from bottom to top

Valkyrie Arc

236P
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
N/A 7 21 11 N/A +22 Counter

Counter move. Unlike in later games, where it counters mids and highs, it counters any move that touches the activation box which is above her knees. This means there are some crouching mids that will hit it. Unfortunately because she is so tall, a lot of standing moves will go under her knees and still hit her making it somewhat unreliable. Decent reward on hit and can lead to a followup.

Michael Sword

41236S
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
9,11 All,Mid 1* 38 0* 0 -2 none

Incredibly funky despite being pretty simple conceptually. The move is technically active on frame 1 and all the way to the end of the animation, and even after the move recovers. The thing is, the hitboxes that are present for the first 9 frames are so deep inside Justice that they can't hit anyone. On frame 10 the move hits behind Justice, and on frame 20 the move hits in front of her.

  • Hits behind justice on frame 10
  • Hits in front of justice on frame 20
  • 2nd hit is air unblockable
  • hitboxes linger for 4 frames after the move recovers
  • active for the entire animation, but the hitboxes move to different places at different times

Supers

Gamma Ray

46463214H
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block On-Hit Invuln
72 All 67 69 9 +1 stun none

The fat laser of doom. Slow to start up but extremely rewarding on hit. When in desperation mode, this move is incredibly obnoxious. While astute opponents will be able to punish it on reaction, it can be difficult especially if you're stuck in the air. You don't even want to block it since the chip damage is obscene and it's plus on block.

Of note is that this move can whiff over Dr Baldhead, so in such a situation you might want to stick to using Imperial Ray.

  • Reaches full screen horizontally.

Colors

GGML Justice Color 1.png
GGML Justice Color 2.png
GGML Justice Color 3.png
GGML Justice Color 4.png
GGML Justice Color 5.png
Default
Alt. 1
Alt. 2
Alt. 3
Mirror

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