Fighting game family trees – Reader’s Feature

Street Fighter IV - that's Fei Long, not Bruce Lee
Street Fighter IV – that’s Fei Long, not Bruce Lee

A reader looks at how suspiciously similar so many fighting game characters are, and the many clones of Bruce Lee and Chun-Li.

Fighting games tend to recycle many of the same tropes. Especially within the same series. Street Fighter and all the karate dudes, Mortal Kombat and all its ninjas. So many ninjas. It should probably change its name to that.

And you’ll start to see many of the same kind of characters across multiple series. You could be unkind and call them clones – but let’s be polite and call them ‘relatives’.

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