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World Fighting Game Characters: Asia Part 2 Orient/Far East Asia

Updated: Nov 17


King of FIghter's Vietnamese Luong with Koreans Kim Kaphwan and Gang-Il

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.


The Far East highlighted in Blue

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


South Korea



Lee Hae Gwon from Aggressors of Dark Kombat



Lee Dao-Long from Breakers



Han Daehan from Ehrgeiz



Kim Dong Hwan from Fatal Fury



Kim Jae Hoon from Fatal Fury



Kim Kaphwan from Fatal Fury



Han Baedal from Fight Fever



Kim Hoon from Fight Fever

(He is Mexican. Likely Asian Mexican of Korean descent)



Master Taekuk from Fight Fever



Liu Yungmie from Fighter's History



Hong Gilson from Fighting Layer



Kum Haehyun from Guilty Gear



Kim Wu from Killer Instinct

(She is mixed raced Asian American. Specifically half Korean half Chinese)



Chae Lim from King of Fighters



Chang Koehan from King of Fighters



Choi Bounge from King of Fighters



Gang-Il from King of Fighters



Jhun Hoon from King of Fighters



May Lee Jinju from King of Fighters



Kang Jae-Mo from Rage of the Dragons



Kim Hae-Ryeong from Samurai Shodown



Seong Han Myeong from Soul Calibur



Hwang Sung Kyung from Soul Calibur



Seong Mi-Na from Soul Calibur



Hong Yun-Seong from Soul Calibur



Juri Han from Street Fighter



Baek Doo San from Tekken



Hwoarang from Tekken



Kim Dragon from World Heroes

(was originally Chinese, retconned to Korean)




Mongolia



Temjin from Art of Fighting



Jigjid Bartol from Fighting Layer



Hsu Hao from Mortal Kombat


Julius Carn from World Heroes



Hong Kong



Cuiling from Battle Arena Toshinden

Lee Shuwen from Ehrgeiz

(His stage is set in Hong Kong)



Hon Fu from Fatal Fury



Kahn from Kakuto Chojin



Ying Kai Li from Kakuto Chojin

Christine Myao from Knuckle Heads


Chaos from Martial Champion



Mad Ax Dax from Power Instinct



Dragon Chan from Punch Out



Lee from Street Fighter

(He is Yun and Yang's uncle and likely comes from Hong Kong too)



Fei-Long from Street Fighter



Dan Hibiki from Street Fighter

(He is at least partially Japanese by his Father Go Hibiki as their name suggests)



Yun Lee from Street Fighter



Yang Lee from Street Fighter



Lei Wulong from Tekken



Pai Chan from Virtua Fighter



Malaysia



Miss Til from Battle Arena Toshinden



Thailand



Tia Langray from Breakers



Payak Sitpitak from Buriki one



Hwa Jai from Fatal Fury



Samchay Tomyamgun from Fighter's History



Sadira from Killer Instinct

(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)



Takeda Takahashi from Mortal Kombat

(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)



Reayon from Power Moves



Adon from Street Fighter



Sagat from Street Fighter



F.A.N.G from Street Fighter

(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.)



Fahkumram from Tekken



Shura Nai Khanomtom from World Heroes



Taiwan


Lee Pai Long from Art of Fighting



Cheng Sinzan from Fatal Fury



Lihua from Kaiser Knuckle



Tibet



Black Orchid from Killer Instinct

(She is an American agent but as her Brother is Jago, it is likely they are both of Tibetan origin)



Jago from Killer Instinct

(Unlike his sister. He was born and raised in Tibet.)



Indonesia



Jivatma from King of Fighters



Vietnam



Luong from King of Fighters

(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)



Philippines



Talim from Soul Calibur



Josie Rizal from Tekken


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