• Amir-Hamza

World Fighting Game Characters Asia Part 3: Mainland China

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

(Left to Right) Street Fighter's Chun-Li, Virtua Fighter's Pai Chan, Dead or Alive's Lie Feng and Tekken's Ling Xiaoyu

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.

As Mainland China is a heavily over represented country in the martial arts industry, Fighting Games are no exception, we have an entire article dedicated to the characters from Mainland China. We will be doing the same for USA and Japan. For the Chinese characters we can also include those from Tibetan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc though they are mentioned as part of the Far East Article. This article will cover Han Chinese characters in Mainland China, but also acknowledge minority Chinese citizens in mainland China and Diaspora Chinese characters.

.No Social, Political or otherwise unnecessary offensive comments please as this article is to share and celebrate culture and diversity

Diaspora Chinese Citizens

Chinese Diaspora

Li Xiangfei from Fatal Fury

(She is Chinese American)

Lao from Fatal Fury

(This is ambiguous, his whole family have European/Westernised first names but his first name Lao/Lau is a Cantonese variation of the name Lui both are also surnames not first names.)

Kim Wu from Killer Instinct

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

Lynn Baker from Rage of the Dragons

(She is Chinese American)

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.)

Lee Chaolan/Violet from Tekken

(Chinese born Japanese raised. Adopted son of Heihachi)

Michelle Chang from Tekken

(Half Chinese Half Native American)

Marshall Law from Tekken

(Chinese American)

Ling Xiaoyu from Tekken

(is officially Chinese, but studies in Japan as an Exchange student and is even voiced in Japanese instead of Mandarin or Cantonese)

Forest Law from Tekken

(Chinese American like his Dad Marshall)

Panda from Tekken

(She is from China but lives in her friend Xiaoyu in Japan. Trained with Kuma II)

Ethnic Minority/Ambiguously Chinese Citizens

Ethnic groups of China

Eliot from Dead or Alive

(He is British English but is usually seen training in China and with Chinese characters indicating he has lived abroad long term. Strangely he is voiced with an American accent instead of a British one unlike fellow Brit Christie)

Brad Wong from Dead or Alive

(Its never explained how a fully Chinese man has the first name Brad, possibly has a parent from Honk Kong or outside of China, but it is not confirmed.)

Exodus from Fighting EX Layer

(Based of American Wrestler Goldust but is stated to be from China. His ethnicity is clearly European descended but unknown where from)

Smoke from Mortal Kombat

(Real name is Tomas Vrbada and is from Prague, Czech Republic. Considering he was kidnapped by the Lin Kuei as a child to become one of them. He likely spent a long time in China even if he doesn't possess citizenship honourary mention)

Cyrax from Mortal Kombat

(Same story as Smoke. Cyrax is originally from Botswana but was kidnapped by the Lin Kuei as a child to become one of them. So he likely spent a long time in China regardless if he attained citizenship or not, he is an honourary mention)

Leroy Smith from Tekken

(His backstory states he left the USA and lived in China where he learnt Wing Chun. He stayed in China long enough, so he would be an honourary mention)

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


Lee Pai Long from Art of Fighting

Cheng Sinzan from Fatal Fury

Lihua from Kaiser Knuckle


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.)

Mainland Chinese Citizens

Min Min from ARMS

Wang Koh-San from Art of Fighting

Fo Fai from Battle Arena Toshinden

Bayhou from Battle Arena Toshinden

Genma from Battle Arena Toshinden

Ronron from Battle Arena Toshinden

Chung Paifu from Battle of the Beast Gods

Huang Bai-Hu from Breakers

Song Xuandao from Buriki One

Hsein-Ko/Lei Lei from Darkstalkers

(Her twin sister Mei-Ling or Lin-Lin in Japan is fused into her mind)

Lei Fang from Dead or Alive

Jann Lee from Dead or Alive

Gen Fu from Dead or Alive

Chin Wo from Eternal Champions

Tung Fu Rue from Fatal Fury

Jin Chonshu from Fatal Fury

Jin Conhrei from Fatal Fury

Chintao from Fight Fever

Lee Diendou from Fighter's History

Lan-Yinghua from Fightering Layer

Shang Feng-Huang from Fighting Layer

Faust from Guilty Gear

Jam Kuradoberi from Guilty Gear

Wulong from Kaiser Knuckle

Bao from King of Fighters

Chin Gentsai from King of Fighters

Duo Lon from King of Fighters

Lin from King of Fighters

Meitenkun from King of Fighters

Mian from King of Fighters

Shen Woo from King of Fighters

Shion from King of Fighters

Shun’ei from King of Fighters

Sie Kensou from King of Fighters

Xiao Lon from King of Fighters

Woo from King of Monsters

Xiao Long from Mace: The Dark Age

Hoi from Martial Champion

Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat

Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat

Kuai Liang from Mortal Kombat

(Different sources flip flop over his origins from being from North Asia, to half Chinese American. His Chinese name at least implies he is Chinese)

Bi-Han from Mortal Kombat

(Same situation as his younger brother Kuai-Liang. He is implied to be Chinese but his origins through out Mortal Kombat history is all over the place)

Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat

Bo'Rai Cho from Mortal Kombat

(His name is actually from the Spanish word Borracho meaning drunk but changed to sound like a Chinese name. Mortal Kombat everyone...)

Kung Jin from Mortal Kombat

Thinnen/Chinnen from Power Instinct

Gaoluon from Power Moves

Wang Tang from Powerstone

(from the fictional city of Tong-An)

Hoy Quarlow from Punch Out

Wan-Fu from Samurai Shodown

Hualin from Soul Calibur

Kilik from Soul Calibur

Yan Leixia from Soul Calibur

Li Long from Soul Calibur

Chai Xianghua from Soul Calibur

Xiba from Soul Calibur

Gen from Street Fighter

Chun-Li from Street Fighter

Wang Jinrei from Tekken

Feng Wei from Tekken

Lau Chan from Virtua Fighter

Shun Di from Virtua Fighter

Lei-Fei from Virtua Fighter

Eileen from Virtua Fighter

Ryofu/Lu Bu from World Heroes

Son Gokuu from World Heroes

Check out our other world fighting game character articles the links below

World Fighting Game Characters Africa

World Fighting Game Characters Oceania

World Fighting Game Characters The Americas Part 1

World Fighting Game Characters Europe Part 1

World Fighting Game Characters Asia Part 1

World Fighting Game Characters The Americas Part 2

World Fighting Game Characters Europe Part 2

World Fighting Game Characters Europe Part 3

World Fighting Game Characters Asia Part 2

World Fighting Game Characters Europe Part 4

World Fighting Game Characters The Americas Part 3

World Fighting Game Characters Asia Part 4

World Fighting Game Characters Asia Part 5

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