History Headscratchers / ArtOfFighting

4th Jun '13 8:59:11 PM HollowHawk
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**** Again., that's in KOF continuity only. Compare Geese's appearance in the 2nd AOF to that in FF1.
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**** Again., Again, that's in KOF continuity only. Compare Geese's appearance in the 2nd AOF to that in FF1.
30th May '13 9:19:00 AM HollowHawk
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**** Again., that's in KOF continuity only. Compare Geese's appearance in the 2nd AOF to that in FF1.
30th Aug '12 9:49:44 AM mlsmithca
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Removing wick to Did Not Do The Research per rename at TRS.
** The only explanation is that the Translator(s) that SNK hired for the game's English release apparently totally [[DidNotDoTheResearch forgot]] that the AOF storyline was set to happen years before the FF storyline did.
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** The only explanation is that the Translator(s) that SNK hired for the game's English release apparently totally [[DidNotDoTheResearch forgot]] forgot that the AOF storyline was set to happen years before the FF storyline did.
17th Jun '12 10:26:22 AM Prfnoff
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* Eiji Kisaragi's ([[{{Macekre}} English translation only]]) ending - has him lamenting the loss of his girlfriend to a "long haired" man; that girlfriend being no other than [[FatalFury Mai Shiranui]]. While this has, understandably, caused some fans to think that Eiji and Mai were originally a couple, the "revelation" can become creepy once you find that BonusBoss Geese Howard effectively sets the events of ''[=AOF2=]'' ten years ''before'' the original ''FatalFury'', so [[UnfortunateImplications Mai would have been only 7 years old by then...]]
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* Eiji Kisaragi's ([[{{Macekre}} English translation only]]) ending - has him lamenting the loss of his girlfriend to a "long haired" man; that girlfriend being no other than [[FatalFury [[VideoGame/FatalFury Mai Shiranui]]. While this has, understandably, caused some fans to think that Eiji and Mai were originally a couple, the "revelation" can become creepy once you find that BonusBoss Geese Howard effectively sets the events of ''[=AOF2=]'' ten years ''before'' the original ''FatalFury'', ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', so [[UnfortunateImplications Mai would have been only 7 years old by then...]]

*** Sorry, but the ComicBookTime typical of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series doesn't apply to the ''ArtOfFighting'' and ''FatalFury'' series. Characters in those series did age as their bio sheets showed each subsequent installment. Not to mention that Jeff Bogard was alive during the events of AOF 2; Terry and Andy (and therefore, Mai) couldn't be anything but kids by then (it's even shown in the Wild Ambiton intro that they were indeed very young).
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*** Sorry, but the ComicBookTime typical of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series doesn't apply to the ''ArtOfFighting'' ''Art of Fighting'' and ''FatalFury'' ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' series. Characters in those series did age as their bio sheets showed each subsequent installment. Not to mention that Jeff Bogard was alive during the events of AOF 2; Terry and Andy (and therefore, Mai) couldn't be anything but kids by then (it's even shown in the Wild Ambiton intro that they were indeed very young).
27th Oct '11 11:37:26 PM nombretomado
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*** Sorry, but the ComicBookTime typical of ''TheKingOfFighters'' series doesn't apply to the ''ArtOfFighting'' and ''FatalFury'' series. Characters in those series did age as their bio sheets showed each subsequent installment. Not to mention that Jeff Bogard was alive during the events of AOF 2; Terry and Andy (and therefore, Mai) couldn't be anything but kids by then (it's even shown in the Wild Ambiton intro that they were indeed very young).
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*** Sorry, but the ComicBookTime typical of ''TheKingOfFighters'' ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series doesn't apply to the ''ArtOfFighting'' and ''FatalFury'' series. Characters in those series did age as their bio sheets showed each subsequent installment. Not to mention that Jeff Bogard was alive during the events of AOF 2; Terry and Andy (and therefore, Mai) couldn't be anything but kids by then (it's even shown in the Wild Ambiton intro that they were indeed very young).
27th Aug '11 2:51:50 AM hawaiidkw
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** In the first game, you're not supposed to know who he is, so he goes by the moniker "Mr. Karate" (or, more informally, "The Karate Master"). Less dumb than "Question Mark Guy". In CvS Chaos, it's morphed into something of an alter ego, which he uses whenever he gets tired of the grind and just wants to go out and kick butt. Yeah. That's about it.
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** In the first game, you're not supposed to know who he is, so he goes by the moniker "Mr. Karate" (or, more informally, "The Karate Master"). Less dumb than "Question Mark Guy". Guy". In CvS SvC Chaos, it's morphed into something of an alter ego, which he uses whenever he gets tired of the grind and just wants to go out and kick butt. Yeah. butt. Yeah. That's about it.
27th Aug '11 2:51:10 AM hawaiidkw
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* I notice everyone seems to say that Takuma's alter ego's name of "Mr Karate" started out as a FanNickname sorts. But I'm pretty sure the announcer calls him Mr Karate rather clearly in the very first game when you choose him in Versus mode (Although his name tag shows only "???") What's the full story, anyway?
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* I notice everyone seems to say that Takuma's alter ego's name of "Mr Karate" started out as a FanNickname sorts. But I'm pretty sure the announcer calls him Mr Karate rather clearly in the very first game when you choose him in Versus mode (Although his name tag shows only "???") What's the full story, anyway?anyway? ** In the first game, you're not supposed to know who he is, so he goes by the moniker "Mr. Karate" (or, more informally, "The Karate Master"). Less dumb than "Question Mark Guy". In CvS Chaos, it's morphed into something of an alter ego, which he uses whenever he gets tired of the grind and just wants to go out and kick butt. Yeah. That's about it.
27th Aug '11 2:47:21 AM hawaiidkw
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*** Bio sheets? ''Wild Ambition??'' Seriously? What we have here is numerous parties at various stages of two fighting game evolutions trying out lots of different ideas, most of which would be scrapped, forgotten, or outright retconned. Let's remember that SNK has had an ''extraordinarily'' turbulent history. It's perfectly reasonable that later programmers would look at older works, say "the heck with this", and quietly do away with it. (A lot of it is being able to reuse sprites. King of Fighters, anyone?)
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