• Amir-Hamza

World Fighting Game Characters: Africa

Updated: Jun 16


Left to Right Egyptian Alsion III from Breakers, Kenyan Elena from Street Fighter and Kenyan Zazie Muhaba from Fighter's History

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.

African Continent

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.


EGYPT

Master Mummy from ARMS

Alsion III from Breakers


Anakaris from Darkstalkers



Ramses the III from Eternal Champion

Fan Art by Amtai03

Rocky from King of Monsters



Titi from Martial Champion


Imhotep from Omen of Sorrow


Eliza from Skullgirls


Menat from Street Fighter


Zafina from Tekken

(officially unknown, was incorrectly stated to be Indian. But Harada claims she is "Probably Egyptian". So she's put as Egyptian.)


Azazel from Tekken


Anubis from War Gods

(Clearly the Egyptian god of Death)

Sudan


Jonothan Blade from Eternal Champion

(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)



KENYA


Zazie Muhaba from Fighter's History


Mahamba from Martial Champion


Baraki from Power Moves


Elena from Street Fighter



SOMALIA


Asad from Kakuto Chojin



NORTH AFRICA


Kukri from King of Fighters

(Stated to be North African specifically, his overall motif fit the West Asian Assassin trope and is named after Kukri a South Asian weapon from Nepal.)



BOTSWANA


Cyrax from Mortal Kombat



NIGERIA


Bobby Strong from Power Instinct

(Voiced by Nigerian born Japanese based MMA fighter and comedian Bobby Olugun. Likely Bobby Strong is Japanese Nigerian)



LIBYA


Dolf from Tuff E Nuff

(His German name suggests he is actually of German descent, but lives in Libya)

Madagascar

Darli Dagger from Samurai Shodown


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