Yoohoo! Aren't you tired of losing yet?
— Gum, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Gum is a main character from the Jet Set Radio/Jet Grind Radio video game series. She is a teenage graffiti artist who is an original member of the GG's, as well as a criminal and fugitive of Tokyo-To.
Gum is a tan skinned teenager with brown eyes who stands more than five feet tall. She wears a green stripped, long-sleeved shirt with a white shirt over it that reads her name in Japanese. She also wears a pair of green and white futuristic roller skates, as well as a gray helmet with a white stripe and yellow designs. Gum also has a green tattoo located up on her upper thigh.
In Sega Superstars Tennis, Gum's Japanese name on her shirt appears on the back.
Sega All-Stars series
Sega Superstars Tennis
Gum is a playable character in Sega Superstars Tennis. She is unlocked during the last mission in Jet Set Radio mission planet, by winning the singles championship. Her design is taken from the original Jet Set Radio game. Gum's Superstar State (called "Police!!!") releases the Tokyo-To's Police Force storm on the tennis court that charges at the other opponent(s). Her cutscene also shares an almost identical appearance (and music) to Beat's, except the music segments are changed accordingly. Her cutscene theme is "Let Mom Sleep".
In the DS version, Gum's Superstar State makes the ball create a zig-zag path when she hits it.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Gum is a playable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. She has a green and white bike similar to Beat's in design. She leaves a trail of broken hearts behind her when she unleashes her All-Star move, which act similar to a blowfish. In this game, she has got a new green tattoo on left thigh, saying "Gum" in Japanese in reference to her original appearance in Jet Set Radio. She is unlocked for 105 stars in the World Tour. In the mobile version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Gum costed 3,000 golden Rings.
On the Grafitti City racetrack, Gum's name in graffiti art can be spotted on multiple buildings and the main road. She also appears as an unlockable sticker, if the player wins first on the Shibuya Downtown racetrack as her.
Compared to Sega Superstars Tennis, the logo on Gum’s shirt is moved from the back to the front.
Gum is one of the four Jet Set Radio characters to appear in SEGA Heroes. Gum first appears in Campaign as a clone, who must be fought off by the heroes, which confuses Beat. Gum can also reappear later in the game as a clone spawned by Dremagen in the final battle.
Gum is a playable green hero and could be unlocked with 25 shards. She is playable in Beyondering, Arena, Survival, or other specific and special events.
Gum is an upbeat, cocky, sarcastic and charismatic teenager who has a talent for graffiti art. She is very loyal and will treat her allies and friends with the upmost respect. On the other hand, Gum is considered to be a fugitive criminal, due to her crimes of repetitive harassment, vandalism, destruction of both public and private property, and reckless endangerment. Gum also enjoys art and roller skating when she gets the chance.
Give it a rest!
— Gum when she loses, Sega Superstars Tennis
— Gum when she wins, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
That was just a test! Next time, I win!
— Gum when she fails, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
- In Sonic Adventure 2, Gum can be seen on multiple identical posters, alongside Beat and Professor K, throughout the game.
- Gum's All-Star theme in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of the two original themes from Jet Set Radio, "Let Mom Sleep". This is also the main soundtrack for the racetrack Shibuya Downtown.