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Top 10 WTF Characters in Fighting Games

VO: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Ty Richardson
We don't know what on earth made them put these fighters in their games, but we like what we're seeing! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 WTF Characters in Fighting Games! In this video we'll be looking at fighting game franchises such as Street Fighter, Tekken and Mortal Kombat. To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!
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Top 10 WTF Characters in Fighting Games

It’s like for every five expert martial artists, there’s one anthropomorphic jumping bean or boxing velociraptor. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 WTF Characters in Fighting Games!

For this list, we’re looking at the most bizarre characters across fighting games. Trust us... there were a lot of characters for us to consider. Maybe too many than there should be!

#10: Mega Man

“Street Fighter X Tekken” (2012)

We’d always be down to see Mega Man in a fighting game, but this was not what we had in mind. Rather than stick with the Blue Bomber’s original design (or any other design, for that matter), “Street Fighter X Tekken” chose the box art version of Mega Man. And, hoo boy, he’s seen better days. We understand this was referencing the original box art, but Mega Man with a dad bod was something we could go through life without seeing. At least we got to see our robot buddy in his classic appearance when he made his way to “Smash Bros.”

#9: Hakan

“Street Fighter” series (1987-)

Have you ever taken a look at the “Street Fighter” roster and thought, “Where’s the love for oil wrestling?” Neither did we. Enter Hakan, whose passion for oil wrestling isn’t the primary reason why he’s on this list. Take a good look at him! He’s practically a walking block that glistens in the light with his cotton candy-blue hair! At least the man hasn’t missed a single leg day, by the looks of it. We thought Blanka and Birdie were the weirdos of the cast, but Hakan’s sense of style looks like it couldn’t decide between a night at the local fair or “God of War!”

#8: Roger & Roger Jr.

“Tekken” series (1994-)

“Tekken” is no stranger to having bizarre characters on its roster. Seriously, we’re talking about a franchise that has had bears, mannequins, and a cartoon dinosaur as playable characters. Of them all, Roger has to be the absolute strangest. It’s not because he’s a boxing kangaroo (which isn’t a new concept), but because he’s just kind of... there. Roger’s story doesn’t go further beyond being a genetic experiment of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Eventually, he raises a family, teaches Roger Jr. how to fight, is caught in an affair, and--wait, isn’t this series supposed to be about Heihachi, Kazuya, and Jin having family issues and throwing each other off cliffs or something? Ah, whatever…

#7: Phoenix Wright

“Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3” (2011)

In a game filled with superhumans, mystical creatures, and expert martial artists, the last person we’d expect to see in a party like this would be a lawyer. When glancing over the cast of “Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3,” Phoenix Wright sticks out like bird poo on a sports car. How could a character like the Ace Attorney face off against powerful forces like Ghost Rider, Strider, and Nemesis T-Type? Well, apparently, all Phoenix has to do is point his finger, make accusations, and present evidence. Surprisingly, this type of move-set leads up to the funniest Hyper Combo in the game.

#6: Mokap

“Mortal Kombat” series (1992-)

“Mortal Kombat” has seen quite a number of strange characters join the roster. (Does anyone remember Meat?) However, Mokap is the fighter that made us ask, “WTF?” He’s nothing more than a motion-capture artist who is trying to find his way back to Earthrealm. That’s it! The guy doesn’t even have his own fatalities! Look, man, Johnny Cage is the only show business dude who is integral to the “Mortal Kombat” story. If you aren’t bringing anything special to the table like your own set of moves or playing an important role in the plot, then, why are you even here?

#5: Baby Bonnie Hood

“Darkstalkers” series (1994-)

With characters like a half-naked cat lady, an Australian zombie, and a cosmic being made of fire, you’d think a series like “Darkstalkers” couldn’t get any weirder. Well, get a load of Baby Bonnie Hood, who is basically Red Riding Hood with a bloodthirsty killer personality and an affinity for Uzis. Next to the rest of the cast, B. B. Hood looks like the black sheep with her innocent appearance, with the other fighters following a consistent color scheme and art style. Hey, if it’s extremely outrageous, it must belong in “Darkstalkers,” right?

#4: Fred Durst

“Fight Club” (2004)

Everyone knows that the first rule of Fight Club is to never talk about Fight Club. But, does anyone remember what rule two is? Anyone? That’s right! Always make sure Fred Durst is at Fight Club--wait, what? Hey, we’re just as surprised as you are! What in the world is the lead singer of Limp Bizkit doing in a game based off “Fight Club?” We suppose it makes sense since Durst referenced the movie in “Livin’ It Up.” Still, it’s odd that the reference would warrant a guest appearance, but then again, we’ve seen stranger guest characters.

#3: Shaquille O’Neal

“Shaq Fu” (1994)

Speaking of celebrities, why does Shaquille O’Neal have his own fighting game? Sorry, but we’re having a hard time believing somebody like Shaq is some badass martial arts expert who can flip through the air and land roundhouse kicks. That’s like imagining Michael Jordan and Blake Griffin hanging out with the Looney Tunes! Oh, wait, that actually happened… Reputation aside, there’s just something odd about watching martial artists getting their butts handed to them by a dude in a basketball uniform. Although, it couldn’t be any less embarrassing than being the star of TWO terrible fighting games.

#2: Mr. Game & Watch

“Super Smash Bros.” series (1999-)

Don’t get us wrong! We enjoy playing as Mr. Game & Watch, but we have to admit he looks a little out of place in the roster. Even when standing next to cartoony characters like Mario or detailed fighters like Snake, Mr. Game & Watch’s incredibly basic design and two-dimensional appearance make him the strangest of the “Smash Bros.” cast. On top of that, his move-set is a little unorthodox in comparison to the other fighters. Bug spray? A judge’s hammer? A steaming bucket of oil?! Doesn’t matter what he uses; we’re launching his flat butt off the stage!

#1: Hornet

“Fighters Megamix” (1997)

Of any fighting game to ever exist, “Fighters Megamix” takes the crown for having the weirdest roster. On top of characters like Bean the Dynamite, Rent-a-Hero, and Mr. Meat, “Fighters Megamix” has the glorious guest fighter Hornet from “Daytona USA.” No, it doesn’t just speed through opponents and do donuts. Hornet actually uses its tires to punch and kick. After taking enough damage, Hornet loses its hood and changes fighting styles. Why is a sentient car even in this game? We suppose it didn’t want to end up like the “Street Fighter” cars, but we won’t hesitate to make that happen! Bring it, you living piece of junk!!
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