Goldlewis Dickinson from Guilty Gear Strive shooting a laser beam from his eye.

Goldlewis Dickinson

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Goldlewis Dickinson is a DLC character from the 2021 fighting game Guilty Gear -Strive-. The right hand of president Colin Vernon, the character appears as a stout, grey-haired man with a thick beard wielding a large coffin. Following the announcement that the character would become playable, Goldlewis Dickinson gained major popularity as a subject of memes and fan art in mid-2021.


On May 16th, 2021, the story trailer for the 2021 video game Guilty Gear -Strive-, developed by Arc System Works, premiered.[1] In the trailer (shown below, left), the character Goldlewis Dickinson (right hand of president Colin Vernon and former president Erica Bartholomew before him) first appeared.

On June 6th, 2021, Guilty Gear -Strive- launch trailer premiered.[2] In the trailer (shown below, right), the character briefly appears, performing a fighting move with a large coffin with an "Area 51" plate attached to it.

On July 20th, 2021, Arc System Works released[3] a trailer for Season Pass 1 for Guilty Gear (shown below), introducing Goldlewis Dickinson as a playable character.

Possible Appearance in Guilty Gear Xrd

It has been speculated[4][5] that Goldlewis Dickinson is the background character that can be seen eating burgers on Sol's Stage in the previous installation of the series, Guilty Gear Xrd, released in 2014. In addition to similarities in design, Goldlewis Dickinson can be seen eating a burger in a cutscene in Guilty Gear -Strive-. The background character is colloquially known as "Burger Sheriff."[6]



Following the release of the launch trailer on June 6th, 2021, the character achieved minor popularity online within the fighting game community, with several notable fan artworks posted by users. For example, on June 6th, 2021, artist @Serzeri tweeted[7] a sketch that gained over 140 retweets and 630 likes in one month (shown below, left). On June 8th, 2021, artist @ByM tweeted[8] an artwork that gained over 80 retweets and 410 likes in the same period (shown below, center). Also on June 8th, Twitter user @topherflorence tweeted[9] about the character, with their post gaining over 2,400 retweets and 9,200 likes in one month.

@BYM DOCFUTURE @topherflorence if i'm understanding my fighting game friends correctly, this man named "Goldlewis Dickinson" who is wearing multiple cow skulls and entire horseshoes on fingerless gloves is the current us secretary of state and wields a coffin from area 51 containing an alien corpse on a chain 10:21 PM · Jun 8, 2021 · TweetDeck

Following the announcement of the character as a playable fighter, Goldlewis Dickinson found major popularity online in memes and fan art, being compared to various popular characters such as GigaChad and Johnny Bravo. For example, on July 20th, Twitter[10] user @luulubuu posted a Venn Diagram that received over 2,600 retweets and 14,500 likes in two days (shown below, left). On the same day, Twitter[11] user @DTerminism posted an INTJ Stare meme that received over 1,100 retweets and 3,600 likes in the same period (shown below, right).

mistime meaty > get grabbed f. S> 5HS blame sol raw super "the Axl match-up sucks anyway" @ DTerminisem- Why am I laughing? Apologies, pardner. It's just that as a big body, this illogical neutral of yours... well, I find it to be amusing. What's that? I should use my Tension gauge to gain an advantage? No need... I've already calculated the mix-up in my head. Mmm... perhaps a command grab next time...

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Uri @UriFGC 12:27 PM · Jul 21, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone Lulu E0 @luulubuu I'm heavy coffin guy and THIS is my gun Traducir Tweet 8:10 p. m. · 20 jul. 2021 · Twitter Web App silence, gear
burgers yo welcome tq COUNTERS DRIVE-IN'S ad STAVE where we rate aa's most deicious AREA 51 UNITEDSTATES |WARNING TRA-TERRESTIAL DO NOT ENTER IN CASEOF EM @Ker Oppai Ultima | #BLM @UltimaShadowX HE IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE Traducir Tweet Goldlewis Dickinson • There are 1 or fewer people in the U.S. named Goldlewis Dickinson. • The estimates for one or both names are not absolute. There may be fewer people with this name, or none at all. Click here for more details.

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Absolutely massive american man wearing cowboy chaps and an eyepatch that signals in orbital strikes, carrying around and swinging a giant spiked coffin with an alien inside of it that hands him bomb drones and a minigun. Only in Guilty Gear.
God bless Daisuke.


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