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Go-To Ladies Of Fighting Games
So this one is a bit more personal, I set out to feature the female characters that I've played the most, just one per game series. Some were tough to try and gauge and I decided I'd include the times I'd played them across all games they've been in, which favors some characters more than others, but some times I didn't really find a character to latch onto until later in a series. I've always quite liked the idea of women kicking ass alongside the guys right since I played Street Fighter II and Body Blows and Mortal Kombat on my Amiga 500, back in the "you get the ONE" era of female representation in fighting games. I've been glad to see them flourish since, some eclipsing the popularity of their male counterparts. Still hoping to see more high quality all-female cast fighters in the future, but Skullgirls was great and people are trying at least.

The featured characters are, from left to right and up to down, Leona Heidern from King of Fighters, Chie Satonaka from Persona 4 Arena, Felicia from Darkstalkers, Jam Kuradoberi from Guilty Gear, Ivy Valentine from Soul Calibur, Christie Monteiro from Tekken, Catwoman from Injustice, Taokaka from Blazblue, Cammy White from Street Fighter, Hibiki Takane from Last Blade, Charlotte Christine de Colde from Samurai Shodown, Cerabella from Skullgirls, Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury, King from Art of Fighting, Mileena from Mortal Kombat, Black Orchid from Killer Instinct, X-23 from Marvel vs Capcom, Saki Tsuzura from Arcana Heart, Sarah Bryant from Virtua Fighter, Tina Armstrong from Dead or Alive, Sofia from Battle Arena Toshinden.
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Old Masters Of Fighting Games Tribute
More often than not by a large margin when a fighting game character is elderly they're also the type to have spent their long years mastering their craft to such a degree that despite the prime of their lives being well behind them they are none the less able to keep up with younger and stronger opponents and teach them a thing or two. Many of them have passed their knowledge on to disciples that will bear their master's legacy onward. Often more cerebral to effectively play as well, old master are a mainstay archetype in the genre and deciding who best represents them was a bit of a task, many characters bear some traits that would make it seem they belong here, but don't quite fit the mold, usually not yet showing their age in the way their fight or behave like Heihachi or even Jinpachi from Tekken or Takuma Sakazaki from Art of Fighting. One can argue for Gouken also falling into this group, but it just didn't feel right to not include the master of quite possibly the most genre-defining pair of color-swaps. lol Also Bosconovitch is definitely more of the old than the master, but technically he taught the Jacks all they know, so that's a sort of mastery and his extra tricky style speaks in his favor as well. It's by no means a comprehensive list, so who else do you think belongs on here?

The featured characters are, from left to right and up to down, Otane Goketsuji from the Power Instinct series, Gouken from Street Fighter, Jubei Yamada from Fatal Fury, Oume Goketsuji from Power Instinct, Tung Fu Rue from Fatal Fury, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing from Blazblue, Genbu no Okina from Last Blade, Shun Di from Virtua Fighter, Chin Gentsai from King of Fighters, Fo Fai from Battle Arena Toshinden, Gen from Street Fighter, Liu Yunfei from Samurai Shodown/Spirits, Chung Paifu from Savage Reign & Kizuna Encounter, Nicotine Caffeine from Samurai Shodown/Spirits, Doctor Geppetto Bosconovitch from Tekken, Wang Jinrei from Tekken, Kliff Undersn from Guilty Gear, Gen Fu from Dead or Alive, Edge Master from Soul Calibur, Boyd from Rumble Fish, Ganesha the Elephant from Bloody Roar, Lee Pai Long from Art of Fighting, Kanji Kokuin from Power Instinct, Touji Sakata from Fatal Fury(Wild Ambition), Drunken Master from Martial Masters, Oro from Street Fighter, Fei Pusu from Tobal and Song Xuandao from Buriki One.
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Fighting Game Pirates Tribute
First I did a picture to showcase a fighting style, then one that's more about playstyle and game-feel, but this one is all just style. These pirates play next to nothing like one another and come from widely varied of games, the thing uniting them is their profession and some recurring aesthetic themes. It was a little while ago, but I think looking these characters up was inspired by the Best Friends Play crew mentioning the theme. This is all the pirates in fighting games I could think of, did I miss anyone? Who's your favorite? Let me know. :)

The featured characters are, from left to right and up to down, Tron Bonne from Megaman Legends and Marvel vs Capcom games, Spinal from Killer Instinct, Love Heart from Sky Love and King of Fighters XIV, Johnny Sfondi from Guilty Gear, Ruby Heart from Marvel vs Capcom 2, May from Guilty Gear, B. Jenet from Garou - Mark of the Wolves, Cervantes de León from Soul Calibur, Captain Kidd from World Heroes, Kraken from Power Stone, Maxi from Soul Calibur and Freed Velez from Battle Fantasia.
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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.
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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.
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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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Mikko Laurinen
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Thanks for faving!:) (Smile) 
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Thank you for faving my Vikmordere battle, I hope you enjoyed the "making of" videos as well. Well, given the free time of course, they are quite lengthy. :D
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Happy Birthday!!! :iconcakeplz:
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Happy birthday
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Thanks. :)
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happy birthday!
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Thanks for the fave and watch, friend! =D
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