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Fighting Game Powerhouse Tribute by TheMikko
Fighting Game Powerhouse Tribute
Powerhouse is less a specific style like boxing and a much broader concept, it's aesthetics and feel and function together. Powerhouse characters are usually large with strong attacks that have good reach to compensate for slower speed and less mobility, but to be a GOOD powerhouse the character also needs to have the right feel, for his moves to have sufficient 'oomph' to them and such a presence that it makes opponents afraid to find themselves within reach. Powerhouses and grapplers often intermingle and the line can be a bit blurry, so I hope you'll excuse slips over onto the 'wrong' side in my choices, though for the purpose of a potential later picture I chose not to use pro wrestlers. Unlike the last picture I wasn't even going to attempt any kind of complete coverage on this one, there are just WAY too many characters that fall under this broad category, so I just picked out a selection that came to mind or I came across while gathering material. Is there anyone that you feel would've belonged in the bunch as a classic example of a fighting game powerhouse? Leave a comment, I'd love to know. :)

The featured characters are, from left to right and up to down, Rock from Soul Edge/ Soul Calibur, Shanwoo from Xuan Dou Zhi Wang / King of Combat, Victor from Darkstalkers, Potemkin from Guilty Gear, Q from Street Fighter III, Maxima from King of Fighters, Labrys from Persona 4 Arena, Jeffry McWild from Virtua Fighter, Jack Turner from Art of Fighting, Kuma from Tekken, Big Bang from Skullgirls, Astaroth from Soul Calibur, Birdie from Street Fighter Alpha, Ferra & Torr from Mortal Kombat X, Johnny Maximum from World Heroes (just peeking in), Iron Tager from BlazBlue, Angela Belti from Power Instinct, Chang Koehan from King of Fighters, Neinhalt Sieger from Samurai Spirits / Samurai Shodown, Goro from Mortal Kombat, Aganos from Killer Instinct, Catherine Kyohbashi from Arcana Heart, Abubo from Rage of the Dragons, Gandara from Samurai Showdown 64, Juzoh Kanzaki from Last Blade, Jack-6 from Tekken and T. Hawk from Street Fighter II.
Fighting Game Boxer Tribute by TheMikko
Fighting Game Boxer Tribute
I'm sure this one has been done before, but I got to thinking just how many boxing characters there are in fighting games, so as I started looking up exactly how many the idea of doing this just formed. Hopefully I got 'em all, after some consideration I decided to make an exception to my usual rule of needing to originate in a fighting game to be considered strictly a "fighting game character" so I could include Little Mac who has done very well for himself in Smash. Also reconsidered the inclusion of Tiffany Lords since I've found sources citing her style as Kickboxing OR just boxing mixed with her cheerleading skills. 

The characters featured are, left to right and up to down, Shen Woo from King of Fighters, Heavy D! from King of Fighters, Joe Fendi from Fighting Layer, TJ Combo from Killer Instinct, Rob Python from Buriki One, Mickey Rogers from Art of Fighting, Burai Yamamoto from Big Band Beat, Tiffany Lords from Rival Schools, Akihiko Sanada from Persona 4 Arena, Haiji Mibu from Daraku Tenshi, Rick Strowd from Rel Bout Fatal Fury, Mike from Street Fighter (original), Dudley from Street Fighter III, Nelson from King of Fighter XIV, Balrog from Street Fighter II, Vanessa from King of Fighters, Rick Simpson from Battle K-Road, Kent from Blood Cross / Asura Cross, Boman Delgado from Rival Schools, Little Mac from Smash Bros, Elias Patrick from Rage of the Dragons, Franco Bash from Real Bout Fatal Fury, Steve Fox from Tekken, Axel Hawk from Fatal Fury 2, Andrei from Xuan Dou Zhi Wang / King of Combat, Michael Max from Fatal Fury and Jeff Howard from Battle K-Road.

All character belong to their respective rights holders and I did not create any of the art, I just compiled the image.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day Brawl! by TheMikko
Happy Saint Patrick's Day Brawl!
Here I was like "oh this is a good idea, pay homage to Irish fighting game characters to celebrate the day"... and recalled oh yeah, the picture's totally been done before and way better. lol…
Oh well, did my inferior take anyway, at least I added Elias from Rage of Dragons. lol All art is owned by either SNK or Namco and just compiled by me.
Athena Asamiya: Sprites Over The Years by TheMikko
Athena Asamiya: Sprites Over The Years
Again I would've liked to make this one animated to make the different sprites look more unique, but I don't have the skills or patience to make that happen. lol I had the sprites saved for over half a year, but that Psycho Medley pic inspired me to finally put this one together. Just a little tribute to one of the most iconic King of Fighters characters and, if you didn't know, a character of theirs since 1986 from her first appearance in Psycho Soldier. The Athena from Athena's Wonder Land also from '86 is canonically a different character and ancestor to modern Athena, but I decided to include her SVC Chaos appearance in this as well.

For those wondering, the games the sprites are from are, from left to right, 
King of Fighters '94, King of Fighters '95, King of Fighters '96, King of Fighters '97, King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters '99, King of Fighters 2000, King of Fighters 2001King of Fighters 2002, King of Fighters 2003, Capcom vs SNK 2, SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium, SVC Chaos: SNK vs Capcom, King of Fighters XI and King of Fighters XIII.

The background is the China stage from King of Fighters '95.
Athena Asamiya - Psycho Medley '13 by TheMikko
Athena Asamiya - Psycho Medley '13
A compilation picture from the art of unlockable cards in iOS KOF-I 2012 showcasing this super cool homage to the many designs of Athena's outfits over the years. To check out the others, click on the link here:…
I've been running a Lets-Play type channel for about six months now and with 140 episodes out I figure it's about time to promote it some. No idea how many people will even read this, but I appreciate everyone that takes a look to see if they might enjoy my content. I put up videos fairly regularly, but it's a bit hard to stand out and get noticed, not like what I do is something completely unique or not done in probably way more entertaining ways by other people, I just try and share my passion for gaming and hopefully that'll connect with some people. I always appreciate comments and sharing thoughts about games and gaming and really just about anything related you might wanna bring up, it's all part of the hobby that's been very dear to me for most of my life. So please give it a look and of course if it just isn't for you I totally understand.

Just click here to go to the channel and see for yourself if it's your thing. :)


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