A good fighting game always has an intriguing roster of characters for players to master online or at local tournaments. The strangest fighting game characters are the ones that tend to spark heated debates amongst gamers. Some of these characters may be new additions that completely miss their mark, while others are special guest characters that do nothing but make people raise their eyebrows.
These are some of the weirdest fighting game characters to ever earn a spot on digital rosters. While they might not be everyone's main, they're certainly good for a playful round with friends.
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The Daytona Car - 'Fighters Megamix'Photo: Sega
Fighters Megamix brought together a slew of Sega characters for an intense fighting game. For some reason, though, developers wanted to get Daytona USA involved, so they added Hornet the Daytona Car. The car stands up and throws hands (or, in this case, wheels) like anyone else.
While this definitely looked funny, Hornet's moveset was actually pretty boring for the game, which made them easy to forget about.Confusing fighter?
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Barney The Dinosaur - 'Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport'Photo: Apogee Software
Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport was dismissed as a Mortal Kombat clone upon its 1995 arrival. The game follows a group of individuals trying to save their respective homelands from destruction.
One individual who needed to save his friends was Barney the Dinosaur. As expected, a character as gentle and lovable as Barney was a complete pushover in the game. If Barney got hit once, he'd stay on the ground, giving his opponent an easy win.Confusing fighter?
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Earthworm Jim - 'Battle Arena Toshinden'
Earthworm Jim stood out like a sore thumb in the PC version of Battle Arena Toshinden. The character's involvement was done through a deal with Playmates and Takara. Mimicking Rungo Iron's moveset, Jim uses his loyal friend Snott as a weapon.
One year after Battle Arena Toshinden's PC release, Jim found a more fitting fighting game home in Clay Fighter 63 1/3.Confusing fighter?
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Meat - 'Mortal Kombat 4'Photo: Midway Games
When it comes to Mortal Kombat, the character diversity is one of the best out there. With Mortal Kombat 4, developers introduced Meat, which didn't sit well with many people. The character was the result of one of Shang Tsung's experiments.
While Meat was simply a mimic character in Mortal Kombat 4, the Mortal Kombat: Armageddon version was a shocking change of pace. Meat was able to throw their head a la Decap Attack and use blood to rejuvenate themselves. Following Armageddon, Meat was relegated to cameo appearances in future Mortal Kombat games.Confusing fighter?