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#1  April 14, 2013, 02:39:38 pm
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In another thread, someone called Ash from KOF one of the worst five designed fighting game characters ever. This brought me to the question..who would the other 4 be..and what makes Ash so bad?

Thought a thread where you list your 1-3 most liked and least liked fighting game characters due to their designs and also describe why they are great or bad designs in your opinion.

Please don't just list names.


Personally i wouldn't count Ash to the worst character designs ever after thinking about it for more than a second..i think his flamboyant character and look made him somewhat similar to those wrestlers who play the arrogant/evil/asshole guys also known as heels. But a heel is worth nothing if he is boring and won't get any "reaction" by the fans, be it the live audience or the folks sitting at home on their couch ..

Ash Crimson however got countless discussions dedicated to him and how his look sucks, how gay it looks etc. In other words, he got popular through being a design many people disliked, the character sparked "heat" and that was better than another Kyo, K' or Ryu type character for KOF in the long run i believe. I must admit i played mostly with the oldschool Fatal Fury characters in all KOF games anyway and never got into Kyo, Iori etc.





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#2  April 14, 2013, 02:47:00 pm
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I think all the talk about Ash being a terrible design really just comes from peoples dislike against the character and "prettyboy" characters in general.

Ash is a good design IMO. Simple, clean, fitting of his personality and fairly distinctive.
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#3  April 14, 2013, 03:15:54 pm
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Worst? there's way too many to mention but amongst them are: Most of the new characters from MK 5-7 (Kenshi, Nitara and Frost are alright though) ESPECIALLY Hsu Hao, Jin Fuha, Rufus, Momoko, Malin, Lien Neville, Nagase, Jivatma, Ninon and Mignon, Taokaka, Litchi, and I could go on and on..
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#4  April 14, 2013, 03:29:04 pm
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I never liked Ash either, mostly becuase I wasn't raised in Japan and the whole 'overly flamboyant men are awesome' concept is kinda hard to swallow, but I wouldn't put him anywhere close to the worst 5 characters.

The only characters I find truly awful and irrationally hate-able are Alisa, Choi, Chang, Crimson Viper and Kang (ROTD).
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#5  April 14, 2013, 03:31:27 pm
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Worst? there's way too many to mention but amongst them are: Most of the new characters from MK 5-7 (Kenshi, Nitara and Frost are alright though) ESPECIALLY Hsu Hao, Jin Fuha, Rufus, Momoko, Malin, Lien Neville, Nagase, Jivatma, Ninon and Mignon, Taokaka, Litchi, and I could go on and on..

Why Taokaka and Litchi? Those two seem to be fan favourite BlazBlue characters in general
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english taokaka has a voice byte of her saying 'don't want'

for fuck's sake
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#8  April 14, 2013, 03:41:02 pm
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Yeah, Blazblue designs are pretty damn bad.
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#9  April 14, 2013, 03:59:51 pm
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Shion from KOF. I used to think Shion was the sexiest little asian girl in KOF until i found out it was a dude."WTF SNK, WTF".
Not counting Tao and Litchi.
#10  April 14, 2013, 04:23:14 pm
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That's your fault for being a pervert who masturbates to pixels.

Yeah, Blazblue designs are pretty damn bad.
I don't know, Hakumen is a pretty cool design, the rest are pretty average (Not bad but not fantastic)
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he looks fitting in a game that took so much inspiration out of fists of the north star.
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yeah i don't see what's really wrong with him to the point where you're like 'OH GOD GLAD HE'S GONE CHRIST'

maybe he's TOO interesting for street fighter lol

and he does remind me a bit of the harn brothers, speaking of hnk

edit: which in turn are pretty much those guys
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#16  April 14, 2013, 05:41:26 pm
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I never liked Ash either, mostly becuase I wasn't raised in Japan and the whole 'overly flamboyant men are awesome' concept is kinda hard to swallow
You realize he's hated over there too, why do you think he got erased from existence
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#17  April 14, 2013, 06:29:52 pm
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Story reasons maybe.

too me, Lars' goony ass Super Saiyan haircut and overblown lion motif, that fucking near-tranny Amane, Stryker's dumb spandex SWAT bodysuit in MK Armageddon, Cheng Sinzan, Bao, Mignon who WON'T FUCKING SHUT UP and I just don't like that Marionette thing from Vampire Savior.

I liked Necro from SF3 though.
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I liked Necro too, but always thought he and Twelve as well as Q would more fit into a Darkstalkers game.
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