World Fighting Game Characters: Asia Part 2 Orient/Far East Asia
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
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.
For this list we are going to the Orient or the Far East of Asia. Covering characters from both South East Asia and East Asia but we have excluded characters from Mainland China and Japan as the over abundance of Chinese and Japanese characters will warrant articles for both nations. So China and Japan will get there own articles but lets see how the rest of the Far East holds up. We will also include diaspora, Far Eastern characters living in other nations. No Social, Political or otherwise unnecessary offensive comments please as this article is to share and celebrate culture and diversity
(was originally Chinese, retconned to Korean)
(His stage is set in Hong Kong)
(He is Yun and Yang's uncle and likely comes from Hong Kong too)
(He is at least partially Japanese by his Father Go Hibiki as their name suggests)
(She is a refugee to Thailand. Her original ethnicity is unknown but speculated to come from a Muslim background as her name Sadira is Iranian, her assassin motif and choice of dress fits the West Asia look, her Spider in the cave design has ties to Abrahamic stories (Jewish and Islamic). Assuming she is not Iranian, her refugee status hints at Rohingya, Palestinian or Uyghur but it is currently unknown)
(He was born in Thailand, raised by Hanzo Hasashi, most likely in Japan but works with the mostly American Special Forces whilst being voiced with an American accent. He is ethnically half Thai by his mum Suchin quarter Japanese quarter White by his Dad Kenshi Takahashi who is a Eurasian Japanese swordsman)
(His actually origins are unknown but the triads he works for are called the Nguuhao which is a Thai word for Cobra, but his and the Nguuhao entire motif appears to be Chinese, he even does Kempo. Its likely he is Thai Chinese. The Nguuhao are probably a Chinese Triad gang based in Thailand.)
(She is an American agent but as her Brother is Jago, it is likely they are both of Tibetan origin)
(Unlike his sister. He was born and raised in Tibet.)
(Speculated to be Vietnamese as she wears an Ao Dai in Team Kim's Ending. Her unknown martial art is presumed to be based off Taekwondo but she could be practitioner of Vovinam which does have two kick specialties)