Top 10 Common Fighting Game Character Types

These are the most common fighting game character types your likely to see in most fighting games.

The Top Ten

1 The Ninja

Every ninja character in Mortal Kombat, Kage Maru from Virtua Fighter, Ibuki form Street Fighter. - egnomac

2 The Sexy Female Character

Street fighter : poison
Soul calibur : ivy valentine
Darkstalkers: morrigan
King of fighters : mature
And more!

Its pretty much expected to see sexy female characters in almost every fighting game with way too many to name. - egnomac

3 The Martial Artist

You really can't have a fighting game without at least one or more characters who are into the martial arts. - egnomac

4 The Clone

You know the characters who are copies of already existing characters with almost all the same moves with slightly few changes. - egnomac

5 The Bruce Lee Lookalike

Its not surprising that so many fighters in video games were inspired by none other than Bruce Lee just to name a few Lui Kang, Marshal Law, Fei Long, Kim Dragon. - egnomac

6 The Karateka

Ken, Ryu, Mizuguchi, Yuri, Karate is about everywhere. - Interrogator

7 The Robot

Best example: the robot characters from Mortal Kombat, Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke, Fulgore from Killer Instinct. - egnomac

8 The Boxer
9 The Cruiserweight

The high-risk high flying acrobat-like combatants who jump off the turnbuckles and ropes to attack from above.

10 The Playable Character with an Unfair Advantage

If Dhalsim were the main antagonist of SFII, instead of some Kato wannabe, wouldn't have to play someone with reach beyond regular reach. - Interrogator

The Contenders

11 The Wrestler

Zangief, Mike Haggar, Reiko Hinimoto, Hugo, Muscle Power, King, Wolf. - egnomac

12 The Monster

Goro, Motaro, Saberwulf, Youkai Kusaregedo, and almost all the Drakstalker characters. - egnomac

13 The Swordsman
14 The Joke Character

You know those characters that either don't belong in game, the comic relief, pathetically weak or those characters who you just can't take seriously. - egnomac


15 The Old Fighter

They may look weak but they can still deliver a good beat down. - egnomac

16 The Tag Team
17 Characters Made All Wrong for Their Alignments
18 The Super Heavyweight

The kind of 300lb+ mountain of a man who towers over opponents and throws them everywhere in the ring.

19 The Brawler

The sort who beat the snot out of opponents.

20 The Submission Specialist
21 The Tank

Someone who’s big and slow, but can take little damage and deliver pain to their opponents

22 The Kicker

Almost if not all of their moves uses their legs or feet. We have Juri from Street FIghter, King from King of Fighters, and Eddy from Tekken just to name a few.

I think they are elusive and flexible just take chun li fr street fighter for example.

23 The Ugly Character

Street Fighter II is loaded with them in the Playable Characters group. - Interrogator

24 The Spoiled Brat

Chun-Li, Annie Hamilton, Carol from Savage Reign, all are spoiled to the core. - Interrogator

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