Top 10 Fighting Game Characters of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Scorpion - Mortal Kombat Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.

I love how he speaks (GET OVER HERE! ) and he's my favourite character in any Mortal Kombat game. Even Ryu is good too. But it is really too much different game. Like super powers and shoryuken or something. But I vote for Scorpion.
Scorpion Wins! Fatality!

Yeah, a character that iconic easily deserves his place in this top ten list. What else could I say? "Come here. "

Most of all is signature moves are legendary moves.

Best moves, easy to play with, cool ninja custom, and a very catchy catchphrase. Scorpion is a total package.

Liu Kang might be the hero of Mortal Kombat, but Scorpion is definitely the face of Mortal Kombat and all fighting games

2 Ryu - Street Fighter Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.

By far the main fighting character, he's has the traditional Karate fighting style that beats a Samurai Shodown style, he is truly the King of Fighters and no one can Tekken his crown, he can be in a Mortal Kombat and win even if he represses his Killer Instinct.

Ryu, the One.

The one true Epitome of ALL fighters and Fighting Games. Hands down, I've played virtually all fighting games (OG geek) And Ryu has earned his rightful place as number 1. Scorpion is extremely overrated he's the john cena of fighting games cause we hate him. Ryu is the BEST.

How is Scorpion higher, he's just some dead ninja designed for angsty teenagers who love blood. Ryu is a genuine hero, Scorpion just gets manipulated over and over again, that stupid dumbass.

The fighter on which all other fighters were based on, along with Ken, which is further down on the list for some reason.

3 Sub Zero - Mortal Kombat Sub-Zero is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series and one of the original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992. A mainstay of the series, Sub-Zero is the only character who has appeared in every main Mortal Kombat fighting game.

Sub Zero is just cool, I'm surprised that he isn't in the top 5(Remember I wrote this in Nov. 30th, 2018) as he is basically the Poster Boy of Mortal Kombat with Scorpion. I'm surprised that Characters like Fulgore, Cinder, Shadow Jago, and Glacius from Killer instinct aren't even in the top 10.

He and scorpion are like the Ken and Ryu of Mortal Kombat. Sub Zero is an amazing character and a very patient, calm and reserved character.

Sub-Zero is litterally the coolest fighter around! And nobody does brutal elegance like he does.

He's better than second best ninja in fighting game's. Fist it's Scorpion

4 King - Tekken

His looks as to having a Jaguar mask is what turned me on to this character. I got more in depth to his story and I find it more intriguing than the Mishima storyline lol. King is one of the most badass characters in fighting game history. I find him better than Jin and Kazuya

5 Reptile - Mortal Kombat Reptile is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias. He debuted in Mortal Kombat as a hidden opponent and appeared in subsequent titles as a playable character, also appearing in the merchandise and other media related more.

Reptile is one of the first secret characters in fighting game history. But ruined him by turning him from a badass reptilian like ninja to a damn lizard (MKDA)

6 Jin Kazama - Tekken Jin Kazama is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Tekken series released by Namco Bandai Games.

We all have played fighting games (either tekken, either street fighter, either both or something else) but it's certain that we all have played and loved tekken as well as Jin...especially most gamers have identified with this epic character!

He can transform into Devil Jin and he'll beat you up like no one else. I'd like to see scorpion take on him in devil form

From being a discount Kazuya to one of the Strongest Fighters in Tekken Universe.

He is amazing and hot what else?

7 Cammy - Street Fighter Cammy White, also known as Cammy and the codename Killer Bee in Street Fighter Alpha 3, is a video game character in the Street Fighter fighting game series and the second female fighter to appear in the series, after Chun-Li.

Best girl of street fighter. Cammy is an icon in fighting games.

8 Johnny Cage - Mortal Kombat Johnny Cage is a fictional video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. He was introduced as one of the series' original seven player characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992, and has become a staple of the series.
9 Nitara - Mortal Kombat

Nitara, really? I feel like she's a character with potential for future mk games but doesn't deserve to be this high on the list

10 Vega - Street Fighter Vega, is a fictional character from the Street Fighter fighting game series by Capcom. Vega is a mask-wearing, claw-wielding fighter from Spain who uses a personal fighting style combining Japanese ninjutsu and Spanish bullfighting, earning him the nickname of "Spanish Ninja".

While some fighters focus on overwhelming power alone, Vega understands the importance of speed and grace. His attacks are swift and brutal and his tekkō kagi claw makes them no less brutal. When this character is used right, his moves combined with his speed and good form make him a lethal fighter all the same.

My first fighting game was Street Fighter 4 and I always played as Vega when I was a little kid. Now I'm 16 and I still love Vega. Such an awesome character

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The Contenders
11 Meta Knight - Super Smash Bros Meta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. He is one of Kirby's rivals, but occasionally teams up with the pink puffball to defeat a common enemy. Meta Knight is known for his powerful slashing attacks and flight in the Super Smash more.

Meta Knight is everything, he's all you ever wanted. You can win a set now, even if you never won it. Clashes he always wins, trade, they ain't ever gonna. You want him forever any counter pick he's better on it.

Aerial is down, press it while I'm jumpin' up. Then hit the B button like I don't give a care, I know you wait for it, but you're out of luck, I can do the same thing every single time, I say

Meta Knight the bess,
Meta Knight the bess,
Meta Knight the bess,
Meta Knight the bess,

Now donkey kong is mad, ddd is mad, Mario is mad, ice climbers are mad, lucario is mad, diddy kong is mad, falco he be mad, sonic mains are mad, wario is mad, fiction he be mad, everybody's mad, game and watch is mad, fox mains they be mad, but tkd ain't mad, but everyone is mad, I say Meta Knight the bess.

Okay, fo' real, outside of Ivan Ooze, Meta Knight is probably the best character in relation to most fighting game characters in terms of efficiency. ...more

12 Guile - Street Fighter Guile is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter series of fighting games. He debuted as one of the original eight characters in 1991's Street Fighter II and appeared in the game's subsequent updates.
13 Kabal - Mortal Kombat Kabal is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, who made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3.

He is awesome and very underrated. Kabal is the fastest fighter ever

14 Voldo - Soul Caliber Voldo is a fictional character in the Soul series of video games. Created by Namco's Project Soul division, he first appeared in Soul Edge, and later in all games of the Soulcalibur series with the exception of Soulcalibur Legends.
15 Koyasha - Mace the Dark Age

Koyasha Sucks, take her off!

16 Fulgore - Killer Instinct Fulgore is a player character in the Killer Instinct series of fighting games by Rare. Fulgore was introduced in the original Killer Instinct in 1994 as an advanced fighting cyborg and a nemesis of the protagonist Jago.
17 Raiden - Mortal Kombat Raiden is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, he is one of the central characters of the franchise.

The kombat king, the best of the best
Just look at Raiden, he cannot rest

Our champ, solid as a rock
He gives his opponent a state of shock

With power, electricity, he dissappears
No you cannot see him move
'cause Rayden flies, the Superman with eternal life

18 Yoshimitsu - Tekken

This guy is really a cool swordsmen and why is he below voldo he clearly can eat him.
He shows awesome abilities in combat.
I would definitely be in the 1st in the top best swordsmen in fighting games.

31st? Bull! Yoshimitsu is iconic, being one of the most innovative and unique characters of two different series! Vote!

Yoshimitsu is the Chameleon of two video game series who else is like this character nobody.

He is one of those guys who know how to get people get...

19 Kasumi - Dead or Alive Kasumi is a player character and the primary protagonist of the Dead or Alive fighting game series by Team Ninja and Tecmo.

Not just beautiful but an effective fighter that inspired me to love 3D fighting games still Love 2D games.

20 Liu Kang - Mortal Kombat Liu Kang is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series from Midway Games, introduced as one of the original seven player characters in the 1992 first game as a Shaolin monk who enters the Mortal Kombat tournament to save Earthrealm.
21 Terry Bogard - Fatal Fury Terry Bogard is a video game character created by SNK who is the protagonist of the Fatal Fury series.
22 Link - Super Smash Brothers Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Has an amazing move set really well balanced character.

23 Faust - Guilty Gear
24 Kano - Mortal Kombat Kano is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He is one of the few original characters, debuting in the first Mortal Kombat arcade game.

Kano is my favourite character in Mortal Kombat and in my opinion the best character in Mortal Kombat. Kano is the most bad ass character that plays by his own rules while leading the Black Dragons and can shoot a laser out of his eye. Plus how awesome is that metal plate on his face, which I gave to my created character in MKA. I think Kano should be ranked 1.

Never understood why players jumped to calling Kano 'lame' or weak. I've used them, they're neither; In my opinion hating a fight game charcter because they're an antagonist or their rival is female is a lame reason.

Kano have dead one eye, of eye he is me red shine. Kano is shine eye to push up laser and he is werry speed, bodylifting and great power. Kano is saka to heart in body. He is red and black costeem.

He one of the worst guy in fighting game history there I said it

25 Ken Masters - Street Fighter Ken Masters, originally spelled in Japanese as 拳, is a fictional character in Capcom's Street Fighter series.

Ryu and Ken great good rival's.

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