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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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i think magaki was more intended to be 'disgusting', dunno where i read that but his stance kinda shows that off
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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.

They kind of would actually, along with the VS series games.

Sean was fine til they went ad made him Black Dan.
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I really liked Q in SF as being big and powerful, but more likely an enigma to the series.
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i think magaki was more intended to be 'disgusting', dunno where i read that but his stance kinda shows that off
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He is meant to be a non-redeemable and hated character.
It fits pretty well if you ask me. He does nothing but taunt you and shows no sympathetic qualities whatsoever aside from having an awesome theme.
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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

As a design it was a success, I remember reading that they purposefully made him to be hated.

heh..that would back up my "heel" theory :-)
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I just don't like that Marionette thing from Vampire Savior.
Eh, I didn't think too much of it either but I didn't care on my part considering she's not actually a playable character. Morrigan and Felicia's designs on the other hand I really can't fucking stand.

Other designs I find terribly awful are Kinta Kokuin, ROTD's Kang, Mignon who is like a more annoying Athena, and Bridget.
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i find both athena and mignon to be terrible characters but mignon is far far farrrrr worse and all she does is make me hungry for steak thanks to her name
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#28  April 14, 2013, 06:57:00 pm
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I find the young cutesy girl designs in general to be terrible. I view them all to be the fighting game versions of Kelly Kelly.

And then there's Mai....

it's because they are already content with what they have done, mugen is not a paying job so as long as the charcter works for a creator that's enough; one's persons crouching while running is another person's change it to pots style.
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#29  April 14, 2013, 07:05:35 pm
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As a design it was a success, I remember reading that they purposefully made him to be hated.
The point is that Paul's reason for not liking him is not that he wasn't raised in Japan with the "overly flamboyant men" concept, because they don't like him in Japan either.
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I like scary deep voiced bad guys with annoying mixups and pretty girls that show their belly buttons and spam ranged attacks.
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Everyone here keeps posting their least favorite designs and never their favorites to display the contrast in their tastes.

Stand back, niggas.

Spoiler: Top 3 favorites (click to see content)

Spoiler: Top 3 least favorites (click to see content)
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I just kinda have a hard time choosing only 3 favorites.
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i think that might've been them and it took about 3 seconds to think of strangely enough

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Guess I list reasons for stuff I like. If I muster up reasons for what I hate I might add it in later but for now:

Nereid (Zero Divide):
Admittedly, the storyline of Zero Divide can be summed up with " computer programs kick the shit out of each other in cyberspace for various reasons", but some of the character designs are pretty creative. Sure you have generic stuff like "ninja robot" and "cat girl robot" (not even joking about that) but then you have designs like this fellow who head looks like a pink Xenomorph, with drills coming out of his back (and one in his chest) who looks just so off putting with the other more traditional designs in the game (it's explained in the manual that he's meant to be a computer virus of some sort while the others are just offensive programs).

Shion (Battle Monsters):
No real reason, I just always thought it was cool that he's just pretty much a regular human that's good with a sword in a fighting game featuring stuff like a Wraith, a Cyclops, and a Frankenstein Monster.

Roche (Daraku Tenshi):
As we all know Daraku was pretty much incomplete when they rushed it to arcades, but digging around the net shows that it would have had a fully fleshed out story with chapters, pre/post battle dialogue, etc. Based off of Roche's design you might be expecting a generic street punk. But instead, he spends matches flailing his arms and legs about mumbling while tearing his opponent apart. Besides that there's nothing much since all his dialogue in the win quotes is just ".............", the minimalist personality might just be due to the game being incomplete as said.
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Imma rip off Shwa and do the Top 3 and Bottom 3 as well:

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#36  April 15, 2013, 06:53:33 am
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I've never had any absolute least favourites, because with character designs I tend to let it slide. But I've decided on some mainly from Soul Calibur, in no particular order.

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Spoiler: TOP 3 (you'll probably guess a lot of these) (click to see content)
While MKV itself is bad, I do like the character animation, music, voicework, and general designs. I wish I had access to Otto and Virginia's sprites, really. I mean, the game can be salvaged, no?
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#38  April 15, 2013, 01:43:17 pm
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Alrighty, favorites.

-Q from street fighter 3. Takes a very basic design archetype and with little things like the mask and his posture makes seem fairly fresh and interesting.

-Seth from kof. Simplicity at it's finest. Seriously, not an inch of wasted canvass when designing this guy. Some have called a him a bit "boring", but I think the excellent coloring like the white hair and the purple tie and then his personality he kinda get's over that.

-Venom from guilty gear. Give or take a few leather straps, Venom is one of the few Arcsys characters that has a great deal of imagination behind him and was actually made with some restraint. Being a pretty man who fights with a pool cue also helps.

Generally speaking I think KOF main series is full of great designs and various other old fighters like last blade are very good too. Special mention to Jewpuncher.
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#39  April 15, 2013, 02:03:00 pm
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I like Seth as well. He's the Dave Chappelle of KOF.
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While MKV itself is bad, I do like the character animation, music, voicework, and general designs. I wish I had access to Otto and Virginia's sprites, really. I mean, the game can be salvaged, no?
What makes it hard is that the game rendered its sprites as JPEGs, so even if you did rip them all, you'd still have to deal with all of the compression artifacts. The game handled palettes by hard-coding them into the sprites, which is both sad and hilarious.

So really you're probably just better off redrawing them.
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#41  April 15, 2013, 11:20:34 pm
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The worst designs for me have to be Lilith, Remy, Victor (though I will admit he is saved by his animations and moveset), Alex (Tekken), Sub-Zero in MK3, some of the Melty Blood characters, Magaki, Shion, Non-mustache Zero, Joe Kusangi (and pretty much everyone else from AODK -Fuuma), Brocken, Son Gokuu, and some from Bloody Roar whose names I can't seem to remember.
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i hate you two!

all ninjas in mk series come on color coded ninjas? igniz,mustacheless zero,orochi and saiki (he dress and acts like ash)  i hate designs of snk bosses except for mukai and magaki.
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the only 'loli type' that's actually a good design is wu-ling from rabbit
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I love Saiki, but that has to do with the fact that I like really stylishly designed villains in general.  Also I can say with full confidence in my heterosexuality that Saiki is the most attractive man in all of KOF, and if you disagree I will headbutt you.
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i disagree his a copy paste of ash, come at me bro!! ps. shion is the most attractive man in kof.
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Also I can say with full confidence in my heterosexuality that Saiki is the most attractive man in all of KOF, and if you disagree I will headbutt you.
Nope! It's Ramon.
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Shion has disgusting whore makeup and badly done braids.  Saiki doesn't need any of that shit.  Ramon on the other hand is missing an eye.  You guys lose, go home.
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Well, I wouldn't know much about Nakoruru or Talim's story, but I can mind their nature loving enough to like their style.
They're not hurting anyone with their attitudes, I THINK. Then again, even if you see or hear them once, they feel like a bunch of Mary Sue's.
One's supposedly immortal, and the other one never shuts up about the wind.

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Saiki may be good for those who dig the bad boys in Jojo.
Ramon is good for those that appreciate hunky shorties.
Shion is a woman retconned to some deceptive ass manhood.
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I can´t say who´s the handsomest man but Ramon is easily the handsomest mexican wrestler, that´s for damn sure.
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Ramon on the other hand is missing an eye.
It makes him exotic! Plus you just know he's got a sexy accent or something. I have determined this with science.
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Ramon has TEYYY-KIII-LAAA, missing eye or not.
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Fixed.

Well... as for me... I exclude here characters that are dressed according to their fighting style, since they're meant to represent their fighting style.

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I like cool looking dudes, well-dressed characters and intimidating villains who mock his enemy. But I don't like fanservicey female characters (with possibly a few exceptions.)
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Best designs: SSBM Mario, Pac-Man(SFxT), and Frank West(UMVC3) Worst: Taokata, Pit(SSBB), and every samauri/swordsman in fighting game history.

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Shion has disgusting whore makeup and badly done braids.  Saiki doesn't need any of that shit.  Ramon on the other hand is missing an eye.  You guys lose, go home.

whats with all these girly bosses in recent KOF games?
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I always thought Urien from 3rd strike was pretty cool, and my least favorite design from street fighter 4 was Rufus.