• Amir-Hamza

World Fighting Game Characters: Europe Part 3 West Europe

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

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


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


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


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


Geese Howard from Art of Fighting

(Half Austrian American on his dad's side, also half brother of German Wolfgang Krauser too)

Zola from Battle Arena Toshinden

Rock Howard from Fatal Fury

(He is at least partially GermanAmerican on his mum's side as she is Kain's Sister making Rock the Nephew of Kain R.Heinlein. His Father Geese Howard is revealed to be at least Half Austrian on his dad's side and somehow is the half brother Wolfgang Krauser making Rock a quarter Austrian at least)

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)


Puella Marionette from Battle Arena Toshinden

Kliff Undersn from Guilty Gear

Testament from Guilty Gear


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)

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 Asia Part 2

World Fighting Game Characters Europe Part 4

World Fighting Game Characters The Americas Part 3

World Fighting Game Characters Asia Part 3

World Fighting Game Characters Asia Part 4

World Fighting Game Characters Asia Part 5

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