There’s been a lot of talk about the newest Guilty Gear -Strive- playable character recently, but not for the reasons you might think. Jack-O’ is the name of the character, and it is her crouching idle animation that has started this fad.
Her upper body is pressed into the ground, her feet are spread wide apart, and her hips are thrust skyward in this animated rendition.
Netizens have been posting pictures of fictional characters striking the Jack-O Pose with the hashtag #jackochallenge, which has contributed to the pose’s meteoric rise to Internet fame. The fad has become so popular that it has made its way back to Japan, the country of origin of the game.
The purpose of Jack-O’, a man-made in a lab, is to stop the resurrection of Justice, the God of Destruction. Pieces of Aria’s soul, the game’s former love interest and protagonist Sol’s first love, are contained within her.
She is in a constant state of mental instability because Aria’s personality, which is buried deep within her mind, has fused with Jack- O’s.
Back in August of 2015, Jack-O’ made her debut in the Guilty Gear series as a part of Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-, and she is now a part of Guilty Gear -Strive- as downloadable content.
On August 27, 2021, Jack-O’ was made available to Season Pass owners, and on August 30, 2021, she was made available to individual buyers.
The Jack-O Challenge — What’s It All About?
Perhaps you’ve heard of the “challenge” that’s been making the rounds on social media, but you’re still confused. I can personally attest to the fact that it has gained a great deal of fame among gamers.
In reality, it’s all because of Jack-O, the newest playable character available as a free download in Guilty Gear Strive.
Encouraged by the “#jackochallenge” hashtag, social media users are striving to mimic Jack-incredibly O’s adaptable (uncomfortable?) pose.
Fans of the trend are depicting celebrities in the “Jack-O style” on canvas, and some are even adopting the pose in real life.
The character will be available for the first time to play this coming Friday (27th August).
Is It Safe to Do the Jack-O Challenge?
Those who have taken the challenge before will attest that the character’s attitude requires some leeway, so it’s best to go into it with your eyes wide open.
My biggest challenge was trying to find the right pose so be the judge of how I did.
Excited to see how Jack-O plays next week.
BTW: Ignore my anime as hell room pic.twitter.com/OvCdb1Naut
— Bloo @ CEOtaku 2022 (@Bloo4LYFE) August 20, 2021
Please consider this a cautionary tale against attempting the pose, as we anticipate that doing so could do serious harm to your spine.
The Jack challenge: How to Do It in Real Life.
The Jack O Challenge is difficult to perform in real life since it calls for a degree of mobility and agility that few people possess. If you want to avoid genuine physical injuries and sprains, you should not try this pose at home.
Despite the obvious absurdity of attempting the Jack O’ Challenge in real life, some people have nonetheless tried it.
— Maria 🌸🍡 (@MariaGriffinVA) August 22, 2021
Challenge Videos: 5 Examples
Is it too difficult for you to understand? Check out these real-world instances:
It’s a double Jack-O!
— きつね！！🦄 (@kitsune23sta) August 24, 2021
Deadpool has even joined the fray…
— Deadpool (@DammitWade) August 21, 2021
His action proves it.
Tried to do the Jack-o pose pic.twitter.com/MH1qSvWkVk
— VICTRIX | Cory Bell🔔 (@corybellFGC) August 18, 2021
My vote is yes.
— Knightfall (@KnightfallTV) August 20, 2021
— Doc Shoddy (@DownrightShoddy) August 23, 2021