Guilty Gear Strive’s #Jackochallenge has been trending all week, but what exactly does it have to do with the character?

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Jack-O was released on August 27th for Guilty Gear Strive

What is the Jacko challenge?

The Jack-O challenge involves having someone attempt to recreate Jack-O’s crouching pose. Compared to most characters in fighting games, Jack-O certainly has one of the most unique. It is unknown who exactly started the trend, but it quickly took over Twitter. Various people have been posting pictures of themselves in the pose. Artists as well have been drawing all sorts of characters doing the same.

How to do the Jack O pose?

The Jack-O pose involves the character pressing her upper body flat to the ground. She has her feet spread wide with her hips raised high into the air. The near-impossible-to-copy pose gained popularity on social media soon after the character’s release.

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Guilty Gear Jack-O’s pose in-game

The trend became insanely popular in a short amount of time. At its peak, there were over 300 posts per hour featuring this hashtag. Most of them were posts with users drawing their favourite video game characters in the Jack O pose. But some included people trying out the Jack O position in real life. The hashtag has gotten so much traction that even Guilty Gear Strive’s developer, Arc System Works’ official Twitter posted a memey tweet about it.

These are just a few of the many Jack-O challenge posts that people have pumped out over the last week. From artists to cosplayers and even pro players and streamers, it seems everyone has caught the Jack-O bug. Aside from the sexy and alluring poses that many have posted, some people have made jokes that they have tried to.

This hilarious challenge has brought many eyes to Guilty Gear Strive’s latest DLC character. While people continue to explore the myriad of options that she has, everyone can continue to laugh about this trend.


Jack-O’ Valentine in Guilty Gear Strive?

Although she tries her best to be cool and collected in her demeanor, she tends to act child-like when her emotion gets the best of her.
For that reason, she wears a special mask to keep her composure during battle.

Jack O’ Valentine in Guilty Gears strive

Jack-O’ Valentine is human character in Guilty Gears Strive. She is one of the three servants of That Man along with Raven and I-No. An artificial life-form Jack-O was designed to prevent the revival of Justice, the herald of destruction but often gets emotional and acts child-like.

Jack-o’ managed to prevent Justice’s awakening by fusing with Aria’s soul within Justice. It was at this time Aria’s soul was fully restored within Jack-O’. Justice was created using Aria, Sol’s love interest in the past. But Aria’s consciousness is yet to be fully restored which leaves Jack-O’ in an unstable state and thereby unable to function without her mask and candy.

Jack-O’ Valentine joined Guilty Gear Strive in August 2021 and has already become immensely popular in the game.

How to do the Jack o Challenge IRL?

Doing the Jack O Challenge IRL requires a level of flexibility and dexterity that most of us do not have. We strongly recommend not to try this pose at home as it could lead to real physical injuries and sprain body parts.

Despite these warnings some users have tried to do the Jack O’ Challenge IRL despite how back breakingly absurd it is.

People also ask

What is the Jack O Pose?

The Jack O Pose requires the character to press her upper body down flat on the ground with her feet spread apart and her hips high in the air. The pose was popularized by Jack O Lantern, a character in Guilty Gear Strive.

What is the Jack-O Challenge?

The Jack O challenge involves having someone attempt to recreate the Jack O Pose. Shortly after its reveal many users made Jack O Pose illustrations with characters from different games.

Who is Jack O in Guilty Gear Strive?

Jack O Valentine is one of the human characters in Guilty Gear Strive. She is one of the three servants of That Man along with Raven and I-No. Extremely emotional in nature, Jack-O requires her mask and candy to be function in a stable manner.

How did the Jack O Challenge Start?

Users started noticing the unique back breaking Jack o Pose and started creating illustrations on social media with characters from different games. At its peak the Jack O Challenge featured more than 300 posts per hours on Twitter with the hashtag #jackochallenge.

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Tyus Hotta-Takahashi

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By day Tyus is a quality assurance tester for Idea Factory International but by night he is a prolific Street Fighter fan and aspiring competitive player.