Guy Cecil is one of the main characters from the Tales of the Abyss anime and game.
Guy is Luke's personal servant and "best friend", going so far as to travel into the middle of enemy territory looking for Luke when he goes missing. Though Guy is extremely charming, he suffers from a crippling case of gynophobia and freaks out if he is touched by a woman. He also has a geeky obsession with Fon Machines. He's actually a Malkuth Noble; Gailardia Galan of the House of Gardios, and originally of Hod which was destroyed fifteen years ago.
In the AWA fics, Guy is a student at the AWA Academy.
In the XP4 fics, Guy is part of the Heroes Coalitions as Solo Hero. He also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.
Guy appears as a tall man with spiky blond hair and green eyes. His default attire has him wearing a white long-sleeved shirt with black buttons worn underneath a brown vest with a large collar at the top and a tail at the back. Most of the collar is differed from the vest in a dark green color. He wears pants that matches the color of the vest's collar, as well as a matching set of leather gloves and boots. Finally, he wears a green band with a metallic ornament attached around his neck. At the epilogue, Guy's attire consisted of a cream and brown jacket, a darker teal green long-sleeved shirt, dark pants, and a different set of leather and boots.
Guy is a kind, hard-working man. He is also somewhat a charmer, and he seems to know exactly what to say, often resulting in women swooning over him, much to his dismay. He always seems to want to help those in trouble, regardless of gender, and even saves Anise from falling to her death during an earthquake, despite his gynophobia. He has an incredibly strong sense of maturity and morality, and a very wide array of knowledge, only exceeded by Jade. Despite his excellent swordsmanship and intelligence however, he is usually portrayed as humble and more respectful of others than of himself. Guy also has an obsession toward fonic technology and fon machines.
Guy fights using the Sigmund Style, wielding a sword in his right-hand and its sheath in his left, a technique taught to him by Pere. The sword-style in that sense is akin to a Japanese-based swordsman ship, since it involves sheath-drawing strikes and agility-based cuts.
His first mystic arte is Razing Phoenix and the second is Brilliant Overlord and making use of slim swords. The Sigmund Style is described as a quicker, swifter version of the Albert Style, the sword style Luke, Asch, and Van use. Due to the controversy of the Sigmund Style, its techniques and artes are passed along through word of mouth rather than being able to simply research it.
In comparison to the Albert Style, the Sigmund Style hits weaker but faster and more times. Thus, Guy has artes like Sword Rain: Alpha and Tempest. Combined with Guy's naturally high agility and fast regular attack speed, Guy can deal damage very quickly and easily avoid enemy attacks. He also has the arte Center, which allows him heal himself instantly. In many aspects, Guy acts very similarly to Lloyd Irving in battle, both being fast but weak attackers and good at comboing and also primarily wielding thin-single-edged curved blades of an East-Asian make.
- Guy's name derives from gynophobia, the very condition from which he suffers.
- Guy's "Abyssman" color, the "Abyssman" costumes being an obvious parody of Super Sentai or Power Rangers, is orange, a color Guy constantly complains about getting during the "Abyssman" victory quotes. This is due to the fact that in Super Sentai and Power Rangers, there is almost never an orange ranger. This is also made ironic due to the fact that Guy's voice actor, Johnny Yong Bosch, is well-known for his role in Power Rangers.
- Van, Tear, and Guy are distant relatives due to the fact that Van and Tear's ancestor and Yulia Jue's husband, Freyr Albert, is the half-brother of Guy's ancestor, Walter Sigmund, who began the lineage of the House of Gardios.