World Fighting Game Characters: The Americas Part 1: South America
Updated: Feb 18
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 article we will be covering the continent of South America. As we are following the 7 continent model the Americas will not be merged into one article as originally intended due to the article having too many characters to keep count of. North America will have its own article plus an extra for the USA itself due to the number of characters from the USA that outnumber the rest of the Americas. We are mostly covering Nationals or Citizen of South American countries but we will acknowledge their potential ethnic origins and diaspora communities represented in their different games such as character being Asian descended Latinos or Latinos living abroad such as the Latino American community.
No Social, Political or otherwise unnecessary offensive comments please as this article is to share and celebrate culture and diversity.
(originally German but stranded in the Amazon Rain Forest, Brazil)
(In Japan he was given the name Marco Rodriguez which is realistic for Brazilian, but was changed to the Pakistani name Khushnood Butt in the American release apparently to avoid confusion with real life MMA fighter Ricco Rodriguez, if Khushnood Butt is the canonical name he maybe partially Afro-Asian Brazilian.)
(Japanese born Brazilian. Brazil has the largest Japanese diaspora)
(Stated to have Brazilian parents, her home Amazonia is clearly based off the Amazon Rain Forest as well)
(non-identical/Fraternal twin sister of Maya. So they should share the same Brazilian heritage, but she is lighter skinned due the Fallegeros being mixed raced and Mira losing pigmentation due to being bitten by vampires)
(She is stated to be Pepe's sister who is Mexican)
(He is Japanese Brazilian)
(possibly a Brazilian national too if he is truly Katarina's adoptive father. He taught her Savate which could indicate French-Brazilian but nothing confirmed).
(stated to be taken from her native home to Trinidad. She notably has a bindi on her head suggesting she is of Asian descent. She is most likely Asian-Trinidadian most likely from India)
(Officially Colombian but is stated to live in Brazil, also her name Zarina is Iranian but West Asians in Colombia are most likely Levantine Arabs from Lebanon, and Palestine. She could be a descended from a recent Iranian migrant too)
(Green Hell is apparently based off Venezuela)
(same as Tam Tam, from Green Hell which is apparently based off Venezuela)