World Fighting Game Characters: Africa
Updated: Feb 18
They say that the fighting game community (FGC) is one of the most diverse fan communities within the videogame industry. But not only is the community diverse. So are the characters in each game as many intend to represent a country and usually the martial art of said country. So we wanna list how diverse the Characters of fighting games are. To be clear the games that we will include feature characters who debut from these games. So no Injustice or Marvel vs Capcom or Smash Brothers characters. Just characters created for fighting games.
Fighting Games Included are 3 Count Bout, Aggressors of Dark Kombat, ARMS, Art of Fighting, Battle Arena Toshinden, Battle of the Beast Gods/Savage Reign, Breakers, Buriki One, Darkstalkers, Dead or Alive, Dual Blades, Ehrgeiz, Eternal Champions, Fatal Fury, Fight Fever, Fighter's History, Fighter's Impact, Fighting Layer, Fighting EX Layer, Final Fight: Revenge, Guilty Gear, Kakuto Chojin, Kaiser Knuckle/Global Champion, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters, King of Monsters, Knuckle Heads Mace; The Dark Age, Martial Champion, Mortal Kombat, Omen of Sorrow, Power Instinct, Power/Deadly Moves/Athlete, Power Stone, Punch Out, Rage of the Dragons, Samurai Shodown, Saturday Night Slam Masters, Skullgirls, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, Tekken, Tuff E Nuff, Virtua Fighter, War Gods and World Heroes.
First region or continent we will cover is Africa. We will list each African country that at least has one representative in a fighting game that we listed above. We won't be able to cover much but hopefully we will see what ideas the FGC came up with. We are mostly acknowledging African nationals or citizens but we will acknowledge diaspora characters who are identified with an African country despite being born, raised or living in a non African country. So hypothetically a character that is born and raised to a Nigerian family will count, same for a British born and raised Somali.
No Social, Political or otherwise unnecessary offensive comments please as this article is to share and celebrate culture and diversity.
(officially unknown, was incorrectly stated to be Indian. But Harada claims she is "Probably Egyptian". So she's put as Egyptian.)
(Clearly the Egyptian god of Death)
(She speaks French as her voice actress is French, The name of her stage Cinema Deux is also French. Her skin tone and nationality could indicate she is most likely French North African Arab as that is the most common Ethnic minority in France)
(Born in Syria but raised in Africa. His name indicates he could be from the Americas like American, Canadian or Caribbean judging by his English name. He could be an Afro-Arab of Yarmouk Basin, Syria who are believed to be Sudanese descended)
(His German name suggests he is actually of German descent, but lives in Libya)