Why do they fight?


This is a sample data from the upcoming paper:
Enfreakment: Skewed Representations of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Fighting Videogames
Sercan Şengün, Peter Mawhorter, James Bowie-Wilson, Yusef Audeh, Haewoon Kwak, and D. Fox Harrell (2018).

Franchises surveyed:
Street Fighter*, Tekken**, Dead or Alive, and Mortal Kombat***

Number of Characters: All (218), Street Fighter (92), Tekken (56), Dead or Alive (42), and Mortal Kombat (28)


Data & Codings

Antisocial: The character is described as a trouble-maker and a trigger-happy bully who fights for fun or to cause pain to others.

Dominance: The character is fighting for power, to prove that they are the best, or that their fighting technique or school is the best. (Additionally, the characters fighting for fame & money were included in this category.)

For a Female: The character is fighting to find, rescue, avenge, or prove self to a mother, a sister, a wife, a girlfriend, or a female mentor.

For a Male: The character is fighting to find, rescue, avenge, or prove self to a father, a brother, a husband, a boyfriend, or a male mentor.

For Duty: The character is a soldier, a gang member, an agent, a bodyguard, or a bouncer fighting for a paycheck or an ideal.

Save the World: The character's backstory involves saving the universe, the world, a city, or otherwise a non-person that needs saving. (Additionally, the characters fighting for the common good were included in this category.)

Unclear: The character's backstory provides no definite reason or very vague reasons about their motivations for fighting.


Although the character's motives may change over time, the coding was performed according to their first appearance in the franchise.
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Character Name Gender Country Franchise Reason Code Reason Details
Abel Male FR Street Fighter For Duty He is an amnesic mixed martial artist and failed replacement body for M. Bison.
Abigail Male CA Street Fighter Antisocial He supposedly renounced his life of crime and started a mechanic's garage.
Ace Male JP Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty He is a secret government agent capable of analyzing and copying skills of other fighters.
Adon Male TH Street Fighter Dominance He is a former pupil of Sagat, seeking to surpass his disgraced master and become the Emperor of Muay Thai.
Akira Yuki Male JP Dead or Alive Dominance He is on a quest to test his abilities.
Akuma Male JP Street Fighter Dominance He is an emotionless and powerful warrior fixated on mastering the Satsui no Hado.
Akuma Male JP Tekken For a Male He seeks to repay a debt to Kazumi Mishima for saving his life from an unknown critical situation.
Alex Male US Street Fighter For a Male He enters the third World Warrior tournament after its sponsor, Gill, seriously injures his best friend and father figure Tom.
Alisa Bosconovitch Female RU Tekken For Duty She was created to protect Jin Kazama and serves him through her travels.
Allen Snider Male US Street Fighter Spinoffs Dominance He is an American freestyle karate fighter dedicated to his high intensive training.
Anna Williams Female IE Tekken For Duty She is the narcissistic and arrogant personal bodyguard of Kazuya Mishima and second-in-command at G Corporation.
Area Female GB Street Fighter Spinoffs For a Male She is the daughter of a scientific inventor, whose inventions she is promoting.
Arkane Male PO Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty He is an elite soldier of Shadaloo who specializes in the use of electricity.
Asuka Kazama Female JP Tekken Save the World She believes very strongly in justice and devotes much of her free time to being a "pacifist" vigilante who is breaking up fights.
Ayame Female JP Dead or Alive For a Female She feels jealousy towards Kasumi.
Ayane Female JP Dead or Alive For Duty She was ordered to track down and kill Kasumi in order to secure their clan’s secrecy.
Baek Doo San Male KO Tekken For a Male He accidentally kills his father during a sparring session, causing him to destroy several dojos in a fit of rage.
Balrog Male US Street Fighter For Duty He is a greedy American boxer and personal bodyguard to M. Bison.
Bankotsubo Male JP Dead or Alive Antisocial He wanted chaos to reign over the world.
Bass Armstrong Male US Dead or Alive For a Female Throughout the series, he has consistently tried to stop Tina from dropping her title as a pro wrestler to become a Hollywood sensation.
Bayman Male RU Dead or Alive For a Male Once a hired killer for Donovan, he is now after Donovan's blood after he left him without payment.
Bi-Han Male CN Mortal Kombat Antisocial He is a cold-blooded and violent assassin absolutely dedicated to his clan, the Lin Kuei.
Birdie Male GB Street Fighter Antisocial He is a hulking black British punk rocker who fights using chains.
Blade Male US Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty He is an elite soldier of Shadaloo who specializes in the use of knives.
Blair Dame Female MC Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty She has taken up martial arts as a way to defend herself and those she cares about.
Blanka Male BR Street Fighter Indefinite He has apparently developed a taste for street fighting and competes in the second World Warrior tournament.
Bob Richards Male US Tekken Dominance He entered the sixth tournament to silence his doubters.
Brad Wong Male CN Dead or Alive For a Male His martial arts teacher Chen sent him on a journey to find a type of wine called "Genra."
Bruce Irvin Male US Tekken Save the World He longed to make a difference, and became a police officer.
Bryan Fury Male US Tekken For Duty A power-hungry kickboxer, he was once an Interpol officer until he was killed in a shootout and revived by Dr. Abel.
Cammy White Female GB Street Fighter For Duty She is an MI6 operative for the British government.
Cassie Cage Female US Mortal Kombat For Duty She is a sergeant serving in the Special Forces, and the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade.
Charlie Nash Male US Street Fighter For Duty He is a former Captain of the United States Air Force and friend of Guile.
Christie Female GB Dead or Alive Antisocial A cold-blooded woman with a sadistic streak, she was hired by Victor Donovan to kill Helena Douglas.
Christie Monteiro Female BR Tekken For a Male She mainly involves herself in The King of Iron Fist Tournaments in search for a cure for her grandfather.
Chun-Li Female CN Street Fighter For a Male She relentlessly seeks revenge for the death of her father at the hands of M. Bison.
Claudio Serafino Male IT Tekken For Duty He is a leader of a secret Anti-Devil organization in combating the Devil Gene's threat.
Cody Travers Male US Street Fighter Antisocial He is extremely aloof, apathetic, doubtful, and pugnacious, occasionally breaking out of prison just to fight and relieve his boredom.
Cracker Jack Male US Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty He is a bouncer turned bodyguard, currently employed by the family of Blair Dame.
Craig Marduk Male AU Tekken Dominance He is an Australian undefeated Vale Tudo fighter.
Crimson Viper Female US Street Fighter For Duty She is an undercover CIA agent who fights using an assortment of gadgets hidden within her battle suit.
Cyrax Male BW Mortal Kombat Antisocial He is one of the three cybernetic ninjas created by the Lin Kuei, as unfeeling, cold-hearted, cybernetic assassins.
Dan Hibiki Male CN Street Fighter For a Male He set on a quest to find Sagat and take vengeance for his father's death.
Darun Mister Male IN Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty He is an Indian wrestling champion and personal bodyguard for Pullum Purna.
Decapre Female JP Street Fighter For Duty She is a member of M. Bison's elite guard, an imperfect product of the Shadaloo cloning experiments.
Dee Jay Male JM Street Fighter Dominance He is a Jamaican kickboxer who is not just a fighter, but also a world famous musician and artist.
Dhalsim Male IN Street Fighter Save the World He enters the tournament to raise money for his village, and continues to roam the world helping those in need.
Dr. Bosconovitch Male RU Tekken For Duty He is a former Soviet scientist involved in cloning and is the one responsible for the creation the Jack androids.
Dudley Male GB Street Fighter Dominance He boxes, seeking perfection both in and out of the ring.
Eagle Male GB Street Fighter For Duty He is an English bouncer and a master of the stick fighting martial art, Bōjutsu.
Ed Male N/A Street Fighter For Duty He is the protégé of Balrog, a potential substitute body for M. Bison.
Eddy Gordo Male BR Tekken For a Male His storyline revolves around his quest for revenge for the murder of his parents.
Edmond Honda Male JP Street Fighter Dominance He is intent on showing everyone that sumo wrestlers rank among the greatest fighters in the world.
El Fuerte Male MX Street Fighter Dominance He travels the world in an effort to perfect his lucha libre skills and hone his cooking abilities.
Elena Female KE Street Fighter Indefinite Elena desires to travel around the world, meeting new friends along the way.
Eliot Male GB Dead or Alive For a Male He is the apprentice of Gen Fu.
Eliza Female MC Tekken Dominance She plans an exact revenge on the present day Sirius organization.
F.A.N.G Male CN Street Fighter For Duty He is the second-in-command of Shadaloo, ranking only below M. Bison in the hierarchy.
F7 Male US Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty He is an elite soldier of Shadaloo who specializes in many forms of combat.
Fei Long Male CN Street Fighter Dominance He is an action film star from Hong Kong who enters tournaments to test his skill as a martial artist.
Feng Wei Male CN Tekken Dominance He seeks the secrets of the God Fist scrolls that were stolen by the Mishima family.
Forest Law Male US Tekken For a Male He hopes to duplicate his father's greatness as a fighter.
Frost Female CN Mortal Kombat Dominance Her dedication to fighting and learning is overshadowed by her arrogance and hostility.
Ganryu Male JP Tekken For Duty Heihachi Mishima hires him as a henchman for the first King of Iron Fist tournament.
Garuda Male N/A Street Fighter Spinoffs Dominance He is a demonic samurai capable of absorbing negative energies to strengthen his own power.
Geese Howard Male US Tekken For Duty He is the local crime boss of the fictional city of South Town.
Gen Male CN Street Fighter Dominance He entered the first World Warrior tournament to find worthy opponents.
Gen Fu Male CN Dead or Alive For a Female He joined the Dead or Alive Tournaments to help his sick granddaughter, Mei Lin.
Genra Male JP Dead or Alive Antisocial He let himself be experimented on, turning him into a heartless weapon of destruction.
Gill Male N/A Street Fighter Dominance He is the leader of a secret society that seeks to fulfill an apocalyptic agenda.
Gouken Male JP Street Fighter Dominance He is a master martial artist and mentor to Ryu and Ken as well as the older brother of Akuma.
Guile Male US Street Fighter For Duty He is a major in the United States Air Force whose goal is to finish the criminal organization Shadaloo.
Guy Male JP Street Fighter Indefinite He is a red-clad ninpō master of Japanese descent who has been taught the special Bushin form of Ninjutsu.
Hakan Male TR Street Fighter Dominance He enters the tournament to showcase his skills, and to find inspiration for a new oil recipe.
Hayate Male JP Street Fighter Spinoffs For a Male He is a noble samurai attempting to follow the footsteps of his legendary missing father.
Hayate Male JP Dead or Alive Unclear He joins the second Dead or Alive Tournament, to find answers to his lost past.
Heihachi Mishima Male JP Tekken Dominance He is the leader of an empire known as the Mishima Zaibatsu.
Helena Douglas Female FR Dead or Alive For a Female She enters the Dead or Alive Tournament to find the assassin who killed her mother.
Hitomi Female DE Dead or Alive For a Male She enters the Dead or Alive Tournaments either to prove her skills or to see Hayate.
Hokuto Female JP Street Fighter Spinoffs For a Male She sets off to a journey to reunite with her brother.
Honoka Female JP Dead or Alive Unclear She is a sweet, easygoing kind of girl, but when she sees a fight, she cannot contain her excitement.
Hsu Hao Male MN Mortal Kombat Antisocial He is an evil, deceptive Mongolian grappler member of the Red Dragon clan.
Hugo Male DE Street Fighter For Duty He is a former member of the Mad Gear Gang.
Hwoarang Male KO Tekken For a Male He is the Taekwondo student of Baek Doo San, and entered the third Tournament to get revenge for his master.
Ibuki Female JP Street Fighter For Duty She is a young ninja-in-training from an ancient clan that would rather live a normal life of a modern Japanese teenager.
Ingrid Female N/A Street Fighter Indefinite She is an enigmatic and powerful being of unknown origin with an important yet mysterious destiny.
Irene Lew Female US Dead or Alive For Duty She is a CIA agent and an ally of Ryu Hayabusa.
Isaak Male N/A Tekken Spinoffs Unclear His nationality is unknown, even his fighting style is not known.
Jack Male RU Tekken For Duty The various Jack models were originally created by the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation for different purposes.
Jacky Bryant Male US Dead or Alive Unclear He values his racing career and would do anything to protect it.
Jacqui Briggs Female US Mortal Kombat For a Male She wants to avenge her father from the suffering he endured from Quan Chi and Ermac.
Jann Lee Male CN Dead or Alive Dominance His only goal is to become the greatest fighter of all time.
Jarek Male N/A Mortal Kombat Antisocial He is the brutish and short-tempered second-in-command of the Black Dragon clan.
Jax Briggs Male US Mortal Kombat For Duty In the Special Forces' chain of command, he is Sonya Blade's direct superior.
Jin Kazama Male JP Tekken For a Female He wishes to avenge the apparent death of his mother Jun Kazama.
Jinpachi Mishima Male JP Tekken Dominance A legendary martial artist, Jinpachi founded the mega corporation Mishima Zaibatsu.
Johnny Cage Male US Mortal Kombat Dominance He entered the Mortal Kombat tournament to display his fighting skills and prove himself to skeptical movie critics.
Josie Rizal Female PH Tekken For a Male She reluctantly agrees to her parents expectations and train Kickboxing.
Juli Female DE Street Fighter For Duty Along with her partner Juni, she is a brainwashed female assassin belonging to M. Bison's elite guard.
Julia Chang Female US Tekken Save the World Her storyline typically involves saving her tribe's forest.
Jun Kazama Female JP Tekken Save the World She is an officer of the wildlife protection organization WWWC.
Juni Female DE Street Fighter For Duty She is a brainwashed female assassin belonging to M. Bison's elite guard, the Dolls.
Juri Han Female KR Street Fighter Antisocial She is a brutal South Korean Taekwondo martial artist who derives pleasure from inflicting pain on others.
Kai Male NP Mortal Kombat Unclear He is a nimble and agile Nepali fighter of the Gurkha warrior class.
Kairi Male JP Street Fighter Spinoffs Dominance He fights to challenge his limits and recover his memories.
Kano Male AU Mortal Kombat Dominance He is the leader of the international crime cartel known as the Black Dragon.
Karin Kanzuki Female JP Street Fighter For a Male Her father is a rather strict man as he constantly pushes his daughter into becoming a better heir to the Kanzuki family fortune, as he wanted a son.
Kasumi Female JP Dead or Alive For a Male She wants to find Raidou and take revenge on him for Hayate.
Katarina Alves Female BR Tekken For a Male She is currently searching for her missing adoptive father.
Kazumi Mishima Female JP Tekken Save the World She married to Heihachi because her clan foresaw his attempted world domination in the future and sent her to kill him.
Kazuya Mishima Male JP Tekken For a Male He seeks to take revenge against his father for having thrown him down a cliff years prior.
Ken Masters Male US Street Fighter Dominance His goal is to test his power against many different fighters and strives to become stronger.
Kenshi Takahashi Male JP Mortal Kombat Save the World He is contacted by Raiden and agrees to fight for Earthrealm in the Mortal Kombat Tournament.
Khyber Male US Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty He is an elite soldier of Shadaloo who specializes in the use of pyrotechnics.
King Male MX Tekken Save the World He is a Catholic priest who became a masked wrestler in order to support an orphanage.
Kira Female N/A Mortal Kombat Unclear She possesses a rationality and level-headedness that contrasts her fellow recruit, the hot-blooded Kobra.
Kobra Male US Mortal Kombat Antisocial Infamous for his brutality and savage killings, Kobra shows no mercy to his opponents.
Kokoro Female JP Dead or Alive Unclear She has a love for the martial arts and started to train herself in the art of baji quan as a result.
Kolin Female N/A Street Fighter For Duty She is a conniving and devoted agent of the Illuminati.
Kuai Liang Male CN Mortal Kombat For a Male He swore revenge on Scorpion for killing his brother Bi-Han.
Kung Jin Other CN Mortal Kombat Save the World He fights to protect Earthrealm in honor of his family.
Kung Lao Male CN Mortal Kombat For a Male He is eager to prove himself equal to Liu Kang.
Kunimitsu Female JP Tekken For a Male She enters the second tournament to claim a sword for her grandfather.
Kurtis Stryker Male US Mortal Kombat For Duty He is a leader of the Special Riot Control division in the New York City Police Department.
Lars Alexandersson Male SE Tekken For Duty He is a member of the Tekken Force paramilitary unit, confronting the corrupt Mishima Zaibatsu corporation.
Laura Matsuda Female BR Street Fighter Dominance She has a desire to promote her family's fighting style.
Lee Chaolan Male CN Tekken For a Male He is embroiled in a one-sided rivalry with his adoptive brother, Kazuya Mishima.
Lei Wulong Male CN Tekken For Duty He is a police officer who investigates the Mishima Zaibatsu.
Leifang Female CN Dead or Alive For a Male Throughout the series, she seeks to fight Jann Lee, to prove herself to him.
Leo Kliesen Other DE Tekken For a Female Leo seeks the truth about the murder of their mother.
Leon Male IT Dead or Alive Dominance He entered the Dead or Alive Tournaments to prove that he was the strongest man in the world.
Lili De Rochefort Female MC Tekken For a Male She clashes with her father over his dealings with devious Mishima Zaibatsu corporation.
Ling Xiaoyu Female CN Tekken Unclear She is a sixteen-year-old Chinese martial artist.
Lisa Hamilton Female US Dead or Alive Unclear As a former scientist for DOATEC, she has a mysterious, shadowed past.
Liu Kang Male CN Mortal Kombat Save the World He is one of Earthrealm's greatest warriors, having defeated many to prove his valor.
Luna Female N/A Dead or Alive Unclear She had come to investigate Zack Island to discover its secrets.
M. Bison Male N/A Street Fighter Dominance He is a self-imposed dictator and megalomaniac seeking world domination.
Mai Shiranui Female JP Dead or Alive For a Male She found Prince Charming in Andy and self-proclaimed herself his fiancé.
Maki Genryusai Female JP Street Fighter Indefinite She is a speedy ninja along the same lines as Guy, and sister to his fiance, Rena.
Makoto Female JP Street Fighter For a Male She is a tomboyish Japanese teenager looking to bring back the glory to her late father's dojo.
Marie Rose Female SE Dead or Alive For a Female She is the servant of Helena Douglas.
Marshall Law Male US Tekken Dominance He enters the first King of Iron Fist Tournament in hopes of opening his own dojo with the winnings.
Master Raven Female N/A Tekken For Duty She is an agent for the UN's intelligence bureau.
Mavado Male N/A Mortal Kombat Antisocial He is depicted as a vicious, pitiless, and cruel crimelord.
Menat Female EG Street Fighter For a Female She is the Soul Power wielding apprentice of Rose.
Michelle Chang Female US Tekken For a Male She enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament in order to take revenge for his father against Heihachi.
Miguel Caballero Rojo Male ES Tekken For a Female He fights to avenge his sister who is killed on her wedding day by Mishima Zaibatsu fighter jets.
Miharu Hirano Female JP Tekken For a Male She fights to be reunited with Jin and to unveil the truth behind Heihachi and the Mishima Zaibatsu.
Mila Female ES Dead or Alive For a Male She has been a huge fan of Bass Armstrong since she was a child.
Misaki Female JP Dead or Alive For Duty She is the assistant to the unnamed temporary owner of New Zack Island.
Miyako Female JP Dead or Alive Unclear She was revealed to have become the head of DOATEC Japan.
Mokap Male US Mortal Kombat Unclear His circumstances are very mysterious and also vague.
Momiji Female JP Dead or Alive For a Male She supports and follows her master whenever he comes around.
Nanase Female JP Street Fighter Spinoffs For a Male Since her sister left to find their brother and never return, she was forced to learn and become a master of the art of her family.
Naotora Ii Female JP Dead or Alive Dominance She sets out to emerge victorious from this strange new challenge.
Necalli Male N/A Street Fighter Indefinite He is an ancient, mysterious entity searching for souls of powerful fighters to devour.
Necro Male RU Street Fighter For Duty He is a Russian, genetically experimented on by the Illuminati.
Nightwolf Male US Mortal Kombat Save the World He is a proud and fierce Apache warrior dedicated to the cause of good.
Nina Williams Female IE Tekken For Duty She was contracted to assassinate the current head of Mishima Zaibatsu.
Nyotengu Female JP Dead or Alive Antisocial She appears to enjoy fighting, especially inflicting pain on her opponents, hinting at a sadistic motivation.
Oro Male JP Street Fighter Dominance He is an ancient, mysterious hermit who seeks a fighter that is worthy to inherit his fighting style.
Pai Chan Female CN Dead or Alive For a Male She blamed her father for her mothers death and vowed to defeat him in combat.
Paul Phoenix Male US Tekken Dominance He fights in hopes of winning the prize money and to prove he is the world's best fighter.
Poison Other US Street Fighter For Duty She is an ex-member of the Mad Gear Gang.
Pullum Purna Female N/A Street Fighter Spinoffs For a Male She is an exotic Middle Eastern heiress traveling the world to find her missing father.
Q Male N/A Street Fighter Indefinite He is a mysterious individual of unknown origin whose face is concealed by an expressionless metallic mask.
Rachel Female N/A Dead or Alive Save the World Her goal in life is to hunt down and destroy all demons in existence.
Raidou Male JP Dead or Alive Dominance He is a power-hungry warrior.
Rainbow Mika Female JP Street Fighter Dominance She is a Japanese professional wrestler from the Iwashigahama Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling organization.
Rashid Male AE Street Fighter For a Male Rashid is travelling the world in search of a missing friend who has been kidnapped by Shadaloo.
Raven Male N/A Tekken For Duty He is an agent for the UN's intelligence bureau.
Remy Male FR Street Fighter For a Male He is a young savateur from Paris, seeking revenge against his father for abandoning him and his sister.
Rig Male CA Dead or Alive For Duty It is revealed in the very last chapters that he is working with MIST.
Rio Female US Dead or Alive Unclear She is the main character and the official mascot character of Tecmo's Super Black Jack.
Rolento F. Schugerg Male US Street Fighter For Duty He is a former member of the Mad Gear Gang, obsessed with turning Metro City into a military utopia.
Rose Female IT Street Fighter Save the World A fortune teller from Genoa, Rose sensed that Doomsday was approaching, and that a person of great evil was causing it.
Ruby Female N/A Tekken Spinoffs Unclear Her story is unknown, same with her full name and origin.
Rufus Male US Street Fighter For a Male He is an obese American kung-fu fighter and self-professed rival to Ken Masters.
Ryu Male JP Street Fighter Dominance He is an experienced martial artist, highly focused on his training, aiming to become the strongest he can.
Ryu Hayabusa Male JP Dead or Alive For a Female He joined the tournament as a participant in order to keep an eye on Kasumi.
Sagat Male TH Street Fighter For Duty He is a personal bodyguard for M. Bison.
Sakura Kasugano Female JP Street Fighter For a Male She has an intense fixation on Ryu and chase him around the world to prove herself to him.
Sarah Bryant Femae US Dead or Alive For a Male She had become suspicious of the circumstances surrounding her older brother's horrible accident.
Sawada Male JP Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty He is a soldier of the Allied Nations, serving with Guile to thwart Shadaloo's attempt at world domination.
Scorpion Male JP Mortal Kombat For a Male He seeks vengeance against those responsible for the destruction of his clan and the death of his own family.
Sean Matsuda Male BR Street Fighter For a Male He is a confident amateur martial artist from Brazil who idolizes Ken, eventually becoming his disciple.
Sebastian Male MC Tekken For Duty He serves as Lili's butler.
Sergei Dragunov Male RU Tekken For Duty He is a Russian Spetsnaz soldier.
Seth Male N/A Street Fighter Dominance He is the CEO of Shadaloo's weapon division, and one of many genetically engineered replacement bodies for M. Bison.
Shadowgeist Male N/A Street Fighter Spinoffs For a Female He seeks revenge for his murdered wife and missing daughter.
Shaheen Male SA Tekken For Duty He is a bodyguard for a Private Military Company, who is tasked in protecting key figures in the world.
Shang Tsung Male CN Mortal Kombat Antisocial In the Mortal Kombat series, he is the epitome of cunning and decadence.
Sharon Female FR Street Fighter Spinoffs For Duty She is an agent for a secret intelligence group, currently living a double life as a nun for the orphanage she was raised in.
Shiden Male JP Dead or Alive Unclear He is a shinobi and the former master of the Mugen Tenshin clan.
Shin Male KR Street Fighter Spinoffs Indefinite He is a confident South Korean man who gives up music and painting to become a Taekwondo martial artist.
Shujinko Male JP Mortal Kombat For a Male He is an adventurer who, as a boy, dreamed of fighting Shang Tsung.
Skullomania Male JP Street Fighter Spinoffs Save the World He is a third-rate businessman who takes up a superhero identity by donning a full-body skeleton suit.
Smoke Male CZ Mortal Kombat Unclear He is a tortured human soul trapped in the body of a cyborg.
Sodom Male US Street Fighter For Duty He is an American Japanophile, and former member of the Mad Gear Gang.
Sonya Blade Female US Mortal Kombat For Duty She commands all the operations of the Special Forces and Units.
Steve Fox Male GB Tekken For a Female He fights to escape the mafia and find his mother.
Takeda Takahashi Male TH Mortal Kombat Save the World He joined a new team formed by the Special Forces dedicated to protecting Earthrealm.
Thunder Hawk Male MX Street Fighter For a Male He is a Native American from Mexico who wants to avenge his father and reclaim the land that was taken from his people.
Tiger Miyagi Male N/A Tekken Spinoffs Unclear He is an Asian karate fighter.
Tina Armstrong Female US Dead or Alive Dominance She enters the tournaments to get discovered, with a goal of becoming famous in Hollywood.
Twelve Male N/A Street Fighter For Duty He is a shapeshifting humanoid weapon developed by the Illuminati.
Urien Male N/A Street Fighter Dominance He is a ruthless former disciple of the Illuminati.
Vega Male ES Street Fighter For Duty He is a claw-wielding, narcissistic, Spanish ninja, obsessed with beauty and personal bodyguard to M. Bison.
Vulcano Russo Male IT Street Fighter Spinoffs For a Female He is a mysterious Italian fighter seeking revenge for the murder of his lover.
Wang Jinrei Male CN Tekken For a Male He fights to fulfill the deceased Jinpachi's wishes of eliminating Heihachi and Jinpachi's grandson Kazuya.
Yang Male CN Street Fighter Indefinite He is an introverted inline skater from Hong Kong, skilled in the art of Chinese Kung Fu.
Yoshimitsu Male JP Tekken Save the World His clan is dedicated to a mission to help the weak and fight oppression.
Yue Female N/A Tekken Spinoffs Unclear She is an Asian fighter.
Yun Male CN Street Fighter Indefinite He is skilled in the art of Chinese Kung Fu, and the older twin brother to Yang.
Zack Male US Dead or Alive Dominance He only enters the Dead or Alive Tournaments for money and fame.
Zafina Female EG Tekken Save the World She was born into an ancient bloodline of dispellers of evil and possesses spiritual powers.
Zangief Male RU Street Fighter For Duty He is a national Russian hero who is always seen fighting for the glory of his country.
Zeku Male JP Street Fighter Indefinite He was formerly a grandmaster but after being succeeded by his pupil, he set out on a journey of self-discovery.
* Street Fighter Series: Street Fighter, Super Street Fighter, Street Fighter Alpha.
* Street Fighter Spinoff Series: Street Fighter: The Movie, Street Fighter EX, Street Fighter EX Plus, Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation.
** Tekken Series: Tekken 1 through 7
** Tekken Spinoff Series: Tekken Card Challenge, Tekken Tag Tournament Series, Tekken Revolution, Tekken Mobile
*** Mortal Kombat: Includes only the characters from Earthrealm who are not cross-overs from other franchises.

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