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World Fighting Game Characters: Europe Part 3 West Europe


Monegasque Emili "Lili" de Rochefort and German Eleonor "Leo" Kleisen from Tekken

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.


West Europe in Light Blue

As Europe is a very heavily represented region in the fighting game franchise. We decided to see which parts of Europe gets the most rep and which countries in each European regions. Also saves space as this article would be too long. So here we use the UN Geoscheme for Europe which divides Europe into for four regions. South, East, West and North Europe. Here we will cover West Europe. We are covering character from West Europe according to the UN Geoscheme definition and we will also acknowledge ethnic minorities and diaspora communities such as a German American will count here too.

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


Netherlands



Master Barnes from 3 Count Bout



Patrick Van Heyting from Buriki One



Abigail from Street Fighter

(Is officially Canadian but was originally stated to be from the Netherlands before changed to Canadian. It is possible he is descended from Dutch immigrants to Canada if he supposed to be connected to the Netherlands in some way.)


Vortz from Tuff E Nuff


Germany



Roy Wilson from 3 Count Bout



Leonhart Domador from Aggressors of Dark Kombat



Karman Cole from Art of Fighting



Schultz from Battle Arena Toshinden



Wolf from Battle Arena Toshinden



Silber from Buriki One

(He is German but goes by Silber maybe based off the Portuguese name Silva. Brown skin in Germany suggests he is likely German Asian. With Turks, Kurds, Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis and Iranians being most common in Germany. Notably some communities of German Indians tend to be Catholics of Tamil or Malayali origins and would have Portuguese names like Silva, but we can't confirm with Silber)



Victor Von Gerdenheim from Darkstalkers



Hitomi from Dead or Alive

(She is German Eurasian. Specifically half German half Japanese)



Wolf Girl Jo from Ehrgeiz

(She was originally German and crash-landed in Brazil where she was stranded)



Wolfgang Krauser Von Stromheim from Fatal Fury



Kain R.Heinlein from Fatal Fury

(Likely German American as his moveset is mostly in German and he shouts out his attacks in German also his surname is German)



Rock Howard from Fatal Fury

(He is at least partially German American on his mum's side as she is Kain's Sister making Rock the Nephew of Kain R.Heinlein)



Rophen Heimer from Fight Fever



Bernhard Sheler from Fighter's Impact

(his name is German)



Clemence Kleiber from Fighting Layer



Doctrine Dark from Fighting EX Layer

(Real name Holga, is believed to be German American)



Hugo Andore from Final Fight Revenge

(He is a German immigrant to America)



Rolento F.Schugerg from Final Fight Revenge

(His name is supposed to be Laurent Schuberg apparently. Some sources state he is a German American born to immigrants others state he is like Hugo German born American raised. Either way his surname was supposed to be German)



Leo Whitefang from Guilty Gear



Raven from Guilty Gear


Marco from Kaiser Knuckle



Baron Konrad Von Sabrewulf from Killer Instinct

(His name is German and his family's estate is in Germany)



Adelheid Bernstein from King of Fighters



Alba Meira from King of Fighters

(Italian/Spanish first name meaning Daybreak, surname in German means Giving Light, in Hebrew means Shining. Possible of German Ashkenazi Heritage)



Soiree Meira from King of Fighters

(French first name meaning Evening, surname in German means Giving Light, in Hebrew means Shining. Possibly hinting at German Ashkenazi heritage)



Hein from King of Fighters



Luise Meyrink from King of Fighters



Rugal Bernstein from King of Fighters



Adam from Omen of Sorrow

(He is based off Frankenstein's Monster)



Radegonda from Omen of Sorrow

(Real name was Adelheidi, the feminine of German masculine name Adelheid)



Rudolph Gartheimer from Power Instinct



Von Kaiser from Punch Out



Neinhalt Sieger from Samurai Shodown



Blackwidow from Saturday Night Slam Masters



Azwel from Soul Cailbur



Hildegard “Hilde” von Krone from Soul Cailbur



Siegfried Schtauffen from Soul Calibur



Z.W.E.I. from Soul Cailbur



Juli/Julia from Street Fighter

(Stated to be German, but her backstory in game and in comics claims she is half German on her dads side half Indigenous Mexicana on her mums side)



Juni from Street Fighter



Falke from Street Fighter

(Officially unknown but stated to be of German descent and also has a German accent, uses German words and colour scheme hints at the German Flag)



Eleonor "Leo" Kleissen from Tekken



Dolf from Tuff E Nuff

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



K's from Tuff E Nuff



Brocken from World Heroes



France



Twintelle from ARMS

(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 minority in France )



King from Art of Fighting



Duke Balthermi Rambert from Battle Arena Toshinden



Carol Stanzack from Battle of the Beast God



Jacques Ducalis from Buriki One

(Appears to be based off French Judoka David Douillet, but ethnicity resembles Brazillian Jujutsuka Royce Gracie. As Brazilians are the most common Latinos in France maybe not too far off. Though most brown skinned French citizens are North African or Sub-Saharan African. So he could be mixed half French half Brown)



Helena Douglas from Dead or Alive



Kokoro from Dead or Alive

(She is Helena's illegitimate half sister. She is Japanese of half Japanese half French origin)



Andre from Dual Blades

(His name is French that's all we got to go on)



Raoul Castellion from Fighter's Impact

(His name is French)



Sharon from Fighting EX Layer

(She is believed to be French)



Ky Kiske from Guilty Gear



Sin Kiske from Guilty Gear



Sabre from Kakuto Chojin



Ash Crimson from King of Fighters



Elisabeth Blanctorche from King of Fighters



Hyena from King of Fighters



Shermie from King of Fighters



Sylvie Paula Paula from King of Fighters



Goldor from Martial Champion



Quasimodo from Omen of Sorrow

(Based off the character from the Hunchback of Notre-Dame)



Prince from Power Instinct



Princess Sissy from Power Instinct



Gourmand from PowerStone

(He uses French in his special moves)



Glass Joe from Punch Out



Gabby Jay from Punch Out



Charlotte Christine De Colde from Samurai Shodown



Amy Soral from Soul Calibur



Raphael Sorel from Soul Calibur



Remy from Street Fighter



Abel from Street Fighter



Lion Rafale from Virtua Fighter



Jeanne D'Arc from World Heroes



Austria



Zola from Battle Arena Toshinden



Cy-5 from War Gods

(He is clearly based off Austrian Body Builder Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous role in Terminator. So this is more of an honourable mention since its not clear what country in the future was Cy-5 manufactured in)



Switzerland



Puella Marionette from Battle Arena Toshinden



Kliff Undersn from Guilty Gear



Testament from Guilty Gear



Monaco



Blair Dame from Fighting Layer

(She is stated to be either British or Monegasque. Possibly dual nationality)



Emilie "Lili" De Rochefort from Tekken



Sebastian from Tekken



Eliza from Tekken

(Most likely Romanian but was trapped under the Rochefort's Mansion in Monaco)


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