Ridiculous Fighting Game Characters That Don’t Make Any Sense In Their World
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.
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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.
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Amingo - 'Marvel vs. Capcom 2'Photo: Capcom
Amingo was a 100% original character introduced to both the Capcom and Vs. universes in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. With a roster of established names from Marvel and Capcom, that was a big issue. At times, new characters have a hard time connecting with seasoned players.
While Ruby Heart and SonSon, who were also new characters, took off with fans, Amingo just felt a bit off. The man-sized cactus hasn't been seen as a fighter since the game's release.
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Norimaro - 'Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter'Photo: Capcom
Capcom and Japanese comedian Noritake Kinashi joined forces to bring Norimaro to the Japanese version of Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. While most characters have flashy strikes, Norimaro only has his school supplies to help him.
One Hyper Combo has Norimaro engaging in various poses, including one as Mega Man. This unique fighting style would be repurposed years later with Phoenix Wright in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
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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.
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Mokap - 'Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance'Photo: Midway Games
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance paid tribute to motion capture actor Carlos Pesina with the secret character Mokap. Pesina is best-known in the Mortal Kombat universe for his work as Raiden.
Mokap had a hard time keeping fans interested with his awkward appearance and uninspiring special moves. Mokap didn't even have his own fatality. While Mokap disappeared after Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, fans learned he owns a cafe called Mokap's Mokha in Mortal Kombat 11.