Gum is one of the main three mascots of the franchise Radio Set Jet, and she has appeared most on game covers and merchandise. She is followed by Tab and joined first by Beat to become a member of The GGs. Gum is the deuteragonist of the first video games released in 2000.
Unlike most other characters in the franchise, Gum has made the most appearances outside of the Radio Set Jet. She is mostly a fan-favorite character among fans, mainly due to her appearances outside of the Radio Set Jet franchise. She has also made cameo appearances in the franchises Splatoon and Skullgirls. Additionally, she is featured as a playable character in the video games All-Stars Sega.
It is recognized that sometimes she is mistaken as the character who leads, although the beat goes on. Gum, one of the more recognizable characters of the franchise, has also been featured on several official covers for Radio Set Jet and the arts.
Powers and abilities
Chewing gum is recognized for the subsequent powers and capabilities:.
Gum is often perceived as superior, with a tendency to make sadistic and sarcastic remarks. She is not only an excellent teacher, but also takes great pride in demonstrating her knowledge and skills to others.
In the Sega All-Stars series, Gum is depicted as finding pleasure in teasing individuals and causing them to experience a sense of inferiority. Additionally, she is recognized for expressing her emotions towards others without restraint, encompassing both positive and negative sentiments.
She is a 17-year-old who dropped out of high school. It is assumed that she runs away from home to be with Future Radio Set Jet and Radio Set Jet, but her past as Gum is mostly unknown. She is shown to be a law-breaker and rebellious, with a sarcastic attitude. At some point, she developed a love for graffiti and art.
Jet Set Radio
The GGs unite, becoming the initial thugs enlisted by Beat and the primary woman. Over time, she regards him as perfect and compels him to adopt her methods to assess his potential as a dependable comrade. Gum becomes aware of this when he tries to seek fresh members for his gang and Gum’s first encounter is with Beat.
Jet Set Radio, the rogue transmitting station, helmed and possessed by DJ Professor K, an eccentric and exuberant storyteller and analyst, is the place where Gum, Tab, and Beat all ultimately choose to reside.
Captain Onishima, the police chief, along with the S.W.A.T team, pester Gum and the rest of the group as they search for and enlist new individuals in their quest to establish themselves as the top Graffiti Gang.
The Golden Rhinos inform them that Toyo-To has captured the rest of the gang. Beat tells Combo that they can join the gang if they help their friend. Gum informs Cube that if Cube is willing, they can join The GGs. Combo and Cube arrive when Combo and Cube are asked to look.
In the end, Gum can be the one to end and defeat Goji Rokkaku, depening on who the player chooses to select.
Jet Set Radio Future
The individuals and their grip GGs, who are Gum and Tab, also disclosed. It is revealed that Gum has a tendency to abandon her lovers in the middle of their relationship, as Professor K describes her sayings. In the game, Gum is described as a real cool lady who leaves a trail of brown hearts wherever she goes, in comparison to Future Radio Set Jet where Gum’s role is much less significant.
In the early stages, Gum educates YoYo about the fundamentals of their group and how to perform specific tasks.
After their encounter, Beat and Gum are depicted as intimate comrades. Moreover, it is unveiled that prior to meeting Beat, she regarded him as “a peculiar individual who always wore headphones” and eagerly anticipated the opportunity to interact with him.
Other game appearances
Sega Superstars Tennis
Gum, one of the playable characters in Sega Superstars Tennis, appears as a Type Speed character with the same appearance and original counterpart from Jet Set Radio. She is unlocked by completing the Singles Tournament in Jet Set Radio Planet.
The opposing side’s court orders the police in Tokyo-To to call some of them to take her away, allowing State Superstar Gum to be called.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Although Gum did not make a tangible presence, she was still considered for the lineup of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Unfortunately, she was ultimately not chosen.
GGs Custom La De vehicle helped Tab and she built it, and it is mentioned in-game that Beat’s profile features gum.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Gum, a Speed Type character, rides a quad bike that is green and white. She is one of the primary playable characters in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and players can unlock her by earning 105 stars in Moonlight Park during the World Tour.
Move All-Stars Her enables her to enter airplane mode, surrounded by monitors that monitor her heart while leaving a trail of drops, referencing broken hearts like Jet Set Radio Future.
The sole playable character in Jet Set Radio was Gum, obtainable when the player acquired Gum for 3,000 Rings. Gum also made an appearance in the mobile edition of the game.
In SEGA Heroes, players could unlock Gum, a playable hero dressed in green, by collecting 25 Gum shards. Although she had a relatively minor role in the overall story, Gum could be utilized in beyondering mode as well as various special events. As one of the four playable characters from Jet Set Radio, Gum served as a green hero in the game.