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Characters who appear in the time-traveling fighting game series World Heroes.

!'''World Heroes'''

[[WMG:Hanzou Hattori]]

* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Of ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighter Street Fighter's]]'' Ryu.
* AnimeHair: His hairstyle is identical to [[VideoGame/FatalFury Joe Higashi's]], with both having high spiky brown hair.
* CelibateHero: While he's aware of Janne's feelings for him, he only [[JustFriends regards her as a friend]] and a rival.
* CrissCrossAttack: Hanzou has a move like this in ''Perfect'' called "Slice The Shimmering Light" in which he dives at his opponent from the wall, then teleports around while slicing repeatedly. This move also returns in his appearance in ''Videogame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum''.
* DoubleJump: A skill that only he and Fuuma can perform.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Both his [[HurricaneKick Iga Cutter]] and [[{{Shoryuken}} Koryuha]] involve spinning.
* FlashStep: He gains the ability as his forward dash and backdash animation, starting in ''[=WH2=]: Jet''.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: A blue ninja dogi is hardly ideal for stealth, but it isn't like Hanzou concerns himself with stealth to begin with.
* MartialArtsHeadband: A long white one.
* MegatonPunch: In ''World Heroes 2: Jet'', Hanzou gained Shin Koryuha which is [[LimitBreak the Deathblow]] variant of his standard Koryuha. It's faster and inflicts an insane amount of damage if he connects with it.
* {{Ninja}}: Obviously - complete with being able to spam shuriken.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Based on legendary ninja UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo.
* TheProtagonist: Hanzou is the main character and the SeriesMascot.
* RedOniBlueOni: And they're even ColorCodedForYourConvenience, with Hanzou being the calm reserved one, dressed in blue.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Hanzou's basic moveset and DM's are the same as Ryu's:
** {{Shoryuken}}: Koryuha is his "go-to" anti-air attack, in which Hanzou's body is enveloped in a dragon shaped wave of energy. While it has invincibility frames on start-up, it's still possible to counter it.
** EnergyBall: Rekku Dan is his standard projectile, resulting in a single large glowing shuriken being thrown across screen. A double quarter circle results in throwing three of them at once. However, if Double Rekku Dan is blocked, it causes them to ricochet and possibly injure Hanzuo instead.
** HurricaneKick: Iga Cutter is his variant, later games in the series allow him and Fuuma to perform it in midair, the same as Ryu and Ken's midair Hurricane Kick.
* SpiritedCompetitor: In each game, he travels the world seeking to test himself against strong opponents. Which is reflected in his win quotes and character endings.
-->'''Hanzou:''' "To reach the top, I seek the strongest. You don't even rank in the wimpy category."
* TheStoic: Hanzou is often known quite very well for having a stoic and serious personality when it comes to his ninja lifestyle.
* WanderingTheEarth: Used as his character ending for each game, though the original has him fly away on a ninja kite instead.

[[WMG:Kotaro Fuuma]]

* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Creator/{{ADK}}'s version of Ken.
* AlwaysSecondBest: If Hanzou's win quote is any indication, Fuuma has yet to defeat him:
-->'''Hanzou:''' "Once again, I emerge victorious. Keep trying, Fuuma."
* AnimeHair: Fuuma's hair is flame red, complete with HotbloodedSideburns and looks much like a lion's mane.
* ButtMonkey: He is considerated this on the series, but not much as Shura (the TropeNamer of the series), mostly because he TookALevelInBadass.
* ContinuityCameo: Ryu Eagle, one of [[TheProtagonist the protagonists]] of ''Ninja Commando'' (another ADK game, also starred by {{Ninja}}s), is the 23th descendant of Kotaro Fuuma.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: He was originally a pallet swap of Hanzou, but began to gain unique specials of his own in [=WH2=]. ''World Heroes 2: Jet'' and ''Perfect'' continued the trend by giving him is own [[LimitBreak Crazy Deathblows]] to further distinguish him from Hanzou, as well as Ken.
* DoubleJump: It's unique to him and Hanzou, though the others can triangle jump from the edges of the screen.
* FlechetteStorm: In ''World Heroes 2: Jet'', he gained a Crazy Deathblow that's almost identical [[Characters/StreetFighterIII to Ibuki's]] Kasumi-Suzaku, except his was two years ahead of hers![[note]]''World Heroes 2: Jet'' was released in '95, whereas ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' didn't come out until '97.[[/note]]
* FullBodyDisguise: When not being a ninja, he transforms himself into a blonde salaryman with glasses.
* GuestFighter: In ''VideoGame/AggressorsOfDarkKombat'', where [[Characters/AggressorsOfDarkKombat also has his own tropes for that game]].
* HighlyVisibleNinja: You think [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto's]] bad? Fuuma has bright red hair, wears a matching red dogi, and shouts his atacks. Fat chance of him sneaking up on anybody.
* HopelessSuitor: He nurses a one-sided crush on Janne, but she only has eyes for Hanzou ([=WH1=]) J. Carn in part 2, and in ''Perfect'' she can't decide between them. But she beat the hell outta Fuuma when he tried hitting on her.
* HotBlooded: Fuuma tends to shout his attack names, to convey his more boisterous attitude.
* {{Ninja}}: From the rival Fuuma Clan.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Loosely based on UsefulNotes/FuumaKotaro.
* PlayingWithFire: Beginning in [=WH2=], his Enryuu Ha sets the opponent on fire when it connects and in ''World Heroes: Jet'', he gains two flame Deathblows. The first has him create a giant spool of flame that travels along the ground, the other has him leap and shower his opponent with a barrage of flaming shuriken.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the hotblooded one with the flame red hair and dogi, to contrast with Hanzou's reserved demeanor.
* TheRival: He's determined to defeat Hanzou and has special win quotes for when he succeeds, but Hanzou's win quotes imply Fuuma never has.
* {{Salaryman}}: How he makes a living outside of his ninja adventures. Unfortunately, his conflicting jobs constantly get him in trouble with his boss.
* {{Shotoclone}}: All of his standard specials are the same as Hanzou's, except faster and colored red:
** {{Shoryuken}}: [=EnRyuuHa=] has a slightly arced trajectory, making it easier to connect with. And from [=WH2=] onwards, he gains the ability to perform it in midair.
** EnergyBall: The double version of Retsu Dan is safe if blocked, since his shuriken don't ricochet like Hanzou's.
** HurricaneKick: Fuuma Cutter is lower to the ground than Iga Cutter, making it impossible to duck. The downside is, it makes it easy to counter using overheads.

[[WMG:Janne D'Arc]]

* ActionGirl: She's a whipsword wielding knight, who battles other warriors across different time periods in search of 'Mr. Right'.
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Janne's main goal is to get married and settle down, but she will NEVER settle for a man who isn't at least as strong as she is. She seems to quite... admire J. Carn if his ending is to be believed, and is annoyed to find Ryoko fawning over Hanzou in ''Perfect''. However, she flatly (and violently) turns Fuuma down when he hits on her.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'''s Charlotte, many years before [[CocaPepsiInc SNK bought ADK and both girls became part of the same SNK Universe]].
* AnimalMotifs: The phoenix/firebird. Her Aura Bird projectile takes the form of a fiery avian, and her Firebird special/super move sees her charge at the opponent engulfed in a bird-shaped aura.
* BoobsOfSteel: Has an hourglass figure and effortlessly handles a huge broadsword.
* CircusBrat: In this game she was raised in a circus and acts as its guardian.
* CoolBigSis: Acts like this towards Ryoko.
* GirlyGirlAndTomboy: Between Janne and Ryoko, Janne is the girly girl.
* JeanneDArchetype: As if her name wasn't a dead giveaway.
* LadyOfWar: Much like her inspiration, Janne tends to have a noble and valiant spirit when it comes to fighting.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Has RapunzelHair and is the GirlyGirl to Ryoko's {{tomboy}}
* NobleWomansLaugh: Her notorious laugh is her trademark since the first game to ''Perfect''.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Inspired by Joan of Arc.
* PlayingWithFire: During the aforementioned Aura Bird and Firebird moves.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Janne was the only woman in the first game until the arrival of Ryoko in ''World Heroes 2''.
* WhipSword: Preceding [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Ivy's]] by six years.
** ShapeshifterWeapon: Her sword can even transform into a bow and arrow.

[[WMG:Kim Dragon]]

* AdaptationalNationality: In the first game, Dragon's nationality was Chinese, but in the sequels, he's {{retcon}}ned into being a Korean, even gaining the surname ''Kim''.
* AnimalMotifs: As his name suggests, the dragon. His Dragon Kick has him delivering a Bruce Lee-esque flying kick while surrounded by an aura that resembles a dragon's head.
* BruceLeeClone: One of if not ''the'' first in fighting games, predating [[MortalKombat Liu Kang]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Fei Long]] and the Laws from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
* {{Kiai}}[=/=]FunnyBruceLeeNoises: If you've ever seen any of Bruce's movies, you'll already know what this guy sounds like.
* RapidfireFisticuffs: Much like the man himself, complete with kiais for effect.
* ShoutOut: His RapidfireFisticuffs special move resembles a lot of Kenshiro from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Kim's attire only consists of a pair of black wrist bands and slippers, along with a baggy brown pants.

[[WMG:Muscle Power]]

* AllAmericanFace: We are talking MostTriumphantExample territory here, [[Wrestling/HulkHogan brother.]] Mostly evident in his ''Perfect'' ending: "America! A great body from that great land!"
* AtrociousAlias: "Muscle Power" is up there with ''Fight Fever'''s "Magic Dunker".
* BadassBeard: In the first game; he shaved his moustache because it was unpopular with kids.
* BicepPolishingGesture: Especially noticed in various of his winposes and endings.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter[=/=]FriendToAllChildren: His profile states that he has a soft spot for children.
* CatchPhrase: "NUMBER ONE!" Also, at least 90% of his dialogue revolves around muscles and exercise.
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1.
* LightningBruiser: His walking speed is slow, but his lariat and drop kick attacks give him decent mobility, and god help you if he ever lands a grab on you. His only problem is that he lacks a command move that can destroy projectiles, and so is forced to navigate around these instead.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He ''is'' Wrestling/HulkHogan, complete with Axe Bomber Lariat, Leg Drop, big boot kick, "listen-for-applause" taunt and shirt-tearing/arm-flexing intro poses. This is probably the ''real'' reason his moustache was nixed after the first game.
* NoNeedForNames: ''Muscle Power'' is obviously his wrestling persona, his real name is unknown.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: In a game full of characters with different fighting styles, he represents wrestling (and his country, of course).
* WalkingShirtlessScene: His standing block animation has him sticking his chest out to [[NoSell absorb everything from sword slashes to killer sharks.]]
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Or rather wearing a flag as your wrist-bands, elbow-bands, boots [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and speedo.]]
* [[UnderwearOfPower Wrestling Trunks of Power]]: Quite unsurprising since he is a pro wrestler.


* ActionBomb: One of his specials involves blowing his ENTIRE UPPER BODY UP. Like [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stroheim]], that does not keep him down for long.
* {{Expy}}: Of Brocken Jr. from ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' and Stroheim from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. His ending in ''Perfect'' even has him boasting loudly about German technology ("Best in the world! Number one on the planet! Jahahahahaha!")
** Also because of his stretching limbs, has been compared to be the [[Characters/StreetFighterII Dhalsim]] of the series.
** {{Cyborg}}: Not to mention about ''Movie/{{Terminator}}'''s T-800, which Brocken has his EvilCounterpart on Geegus (which should be the T-1000 of the series).
* HeelFaceTurn: Originally made to fight for Hitler, after the war was reprogrammed by Dr. Brown to be a force of good.
* NiceHat: Wears a standard military peak cap.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Brocken was created by Dr. Brown for the Nazi to win the WWII, getting the nazi attire, blonde hair included. After the defeat, Dr. Brown reprogrammed Brocken to help him with his ArmyOfTheAges.

[[WMG:Julius Carn]]

* AllergicToRoutine: J. Carn joined the World Heroes tournament to fight Geegus out of boredom.
* BeardOfEvil: Subverted as J. Carn isn't truly evil but rather a BoisterousBruiser who often enjoys a good fight against tough and [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]].
* BloodKnight: A loud person who likes to eat, fight and conquer other civilizations.
* TheDragon: Of the real Genghis Khan as one of his top officers and his personal bodyguard.
* IHaveManyNames: Mostly known just as ''J.Carn''.
* NiceHat: As a part of his IconicOutfit.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Based on UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
* TheRival: Ryofu.
* ShoutOut: His ''Mouko Hakkyoku Do'' shoulder tackle is based on Uighur's from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* SpikesOfVillainy: He has one spiked shoulder-guard. Expect him to use it for tackling.


* BadassPreacher: Rasputin believes in the full power of true love and peace and will not hesitate to fight and battle for his own personal beliefs.
* FallenAngel: As Rasputin seen Geegus, the main reason why he joined to World Heroes tournament and so top him.
* FireIceLightning: His {{Fire Ball|s}} is a standard projectile that can be fired from the air as well as the ground, his Thunder Ball is slow but damaging and his Ice Ball freezes the opponent on hit.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Uses his magic to make his hands (and sometimes his feet) bigger for more power.
* LoveFreak: Oh, so much. And can be demostrate [[http://www.fightersgeneration.com/nx/chars/quotes/rasputin-quote.png with winquotes like this one]].
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: A truly and hilariously frightening take on the "Mad Monk" UsefulNotes/GrigoriRasputin.
* TechnicalPacifist: He fights to spread his message of unconditional love and demonstrate the futility of fighting.

[[WMG:Dr. Sugar Brown]]

* ArmyOfTheAges: What Dr. Brown tried to ensemble to stop Geegus and the next ones (Dio and Zeus).
* TheChessmaster: He helped all characters in the game to stop evil forces thru time.
* ContinuityCameo: Dr. Brown not just appears in ''World Heroes'', also appears in diverse games from Creator/{{ADK}} and later in Creator/{{SNK}} as integral part of SNK Universe. He helped the ninjas in ''Ninja Commando'' and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo heroes in ''Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting''. Also, he appears in ''Videogame/TheKingOfFighters XIII'' mentioning [[Characters/ArtOfFighting Art of Fighting Team]] story.
* {{Expy}}: Of another Dr. Brown. [[Characters/BackToTheFuture GREAT SCOTT!]]
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Dr. Brown also is based on UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein.
* NonActionGuy: The most prominent character on the series is a {{NPC}}. In the endings of ''Perfect'' is the first time sprites of him appeared in the series, where Dr. Brown interacts with the character that defeated Neo Dio. Before that, only appeared in {{Cutscene}}s.
* OnlyOneName: Last name to be exact. Known just as Dr. Brown, subverted with ''Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting'' where is revealed his full name is Dr. Sugar Brown.

[[WMG:(Neo) Geegus]]

* BlobMonster: A liquid metal variety.
* TheBoss: Of ''World Heroes'' as Geegus.
** SubBoss: Of ''World Heroes 2'' as Neo Geegus.
* BreakoutVillain: As Geo Geegus thanks to SNK revival of the franchise. First as Neo Dio's AssistCharacter in ''VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum'' and later as the BigBad of ''Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting''.
* DemotedToDragon: Since being the BigBad of the first game to be TheDragon of the second one.
* DittoFighter: Randomly transforms into another fighters, but has next to no moves of his own. An interesting note is that in the second game he only transforms into the new characters from ''World Heroes 2''.
* {{Expy}}: Of ''[[Movie/{{Terminator}} Terminator 2]]'''s [[Characters/{{Terminator}} T-1000]].
* FinalBoss: Of the original ''World Heroes''.
* PunnyName: "Neo" in ''World Heroes 2'' and later "Geo" in other SNK games after SNK had bought and acquired ADK's own intellectual properties.
* SNKBoss: Being a boss in the series, this is obvious. Especially in the first game.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Probably one of the first characters in fighting games to shapeshift into other characters. Many people thinks he's an {{Expy}} of [[Characters/MortalKombat Shang Tsung]], but this is subverted since the first ''World Heroes'' was released in July 1992 and ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' was released in October 1992.

!'''World Heroes 2'''

[[WMG:Ryoko Izumo]]

* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Of ''VideoGame/FightersHistory'''s Ryoko Kano, being both based on the same judoka (see NoCelebritiesWereHarmed).
* BadassAdorable: Just look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0amp0UMvecQ her character select animation @ 0:06]]!
* CuteBruiser: Ryoko is quite TheCutie and as an expert judoka, her Judo skills are indeed quite very remarkable and extraordinary.
* FlexingThoseNonBiceps: One of her win poses from ''Jet'' onwards features this.
* {{Gainaxing}}: In one of her winposes and in her selection portrait in ''Perfect''.
* GenkiGirl: Ryoko is an energetic girl, which focuses her energy in Judo (and even she's able to make a EnergyBall).
* GirlyGirlAndTomboy: The {{tomboy}} to Janne's GirlyGirl.
* HeroWorshipper: Ryoko admires Janne and Hanzou, the last one in a more romantic way.
* HonorBeforeReason: Her Kubikiri Nage (Decapitation Throw) is a running grab... preceded by Ryoko bowing to her opponent and thus significantly increasing the move's start-up time.
* KiAttack: The Bosatsusho, a sphere of energy that is just as fearsome as her throws.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She's an {{expy}} of real life judoka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryoko_Tani Ryoko Tani]].
* PluckyGirl: No matter on who she faces from within a fight, Ryoko holds quite a strong and courageous fighting spirit.
* SayItWithHearts: Nearly ubiquitous in her dialogue in the Japanese versions.

[[WMG:Captain Kidd]]

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is certainly no gentleman but he has a good heart.
* MakingASplash: Has two projectiles that have water taking the form of a GhostShip and a [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Shark]].
* {{Mascot}}: Kidd has a vulture[=/=]condor as mascot, that appears in his intro and winposes.
* NiceHat: Kidd often wears a traditional pirate hat.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Based on the real Captain Kidd.
* NoShirtLongJacket: Kidd wers a long blue jacket with golden parts and [[WalkingShirtlessScene nothing else]].
* {{Pirate}}: The main theme of his character.
* VictoryIsBoring: After robbing all the treasures he could find, Kidd just enters the tournament to avoid boredom.

[[WMG:Johnny Maximum]]

* EmbarrassingFirstName: His son's name is... '''Cock'''.
* TheFaceless: His face is never seen under his helmet. Subverted in his ending, when he takes off his helmet.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: His movelist includes throwing/kicking footballs, tackling and sliding, as well as a throw during which he simulates a jumping touchdown with the opponent in place of the ball.
* LightningBruiser: Despite his huge appearance, Johnny is surprisingly very fast, which shouldn't be much of a surprise given his personal occupation as an American Football player.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Seems to be based on Joe Montana; note the initials, the uniform colors, and the fact his occupation is [[TheQuarterback quarterback]].
* ParentalHypocrisy: Calls himself a "Killer Machine" but is quite upset when his son wants to follow in his footsteps.
* PrecisionFStrike: His K.O. quote is "SHIIIIIIIT!"
* TheQuarterback: His listed occupation on the fighter selection screen from ''World Heroes 2''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Johnny's eyes glow red whenever he's wearing his helmet.


* BodyPaint: Mudman has ritual bodypaint with white and green colors.
* BreakoutCharacter: As one of the characters from the series that appears in ''VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum'' as long with Hanzou and Fuuma as playable characters.
* ExpressiveMask: As seen in his defeated portrait.
* {{Expy}}: If well he was based on Papua New Guinea's natives, also could be based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daijiro_Morohoshi Daijiro Moroboshi]]'s ''[[http://threestepsoverjapan.blogspot.cl/2015/07/the-world-of-mud-men-review.html Mud Men]]'' manga series, which had the same inspiration.
* TheFaceless: He always has his mask on. The only point you can see his face (half of it, anyway) is in his character select slot in ''Perfect''... And [[{{Bishonen}} he doesn't look bad behind the mask]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Mudman sometimes uses his own mask to attack the enemy.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Subverted: he looks and fights like one, but is actually from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea Papua New Guinea]]... in Oceania.
* ReligiousBruiser: Battles on the orders of the Earth spirit Fafa(r).
* SummonMagic: Non-RPG example where he summons spirits to attack.
* VerbalTic: In the Japanese version, he ends most of his sentences with "-samasu."
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Almost naked indeed, only wears a waistcloth and his mask.

[[WMG:Shura Nai Khanomtom]]

* ButtMonkey: His family treats him like a nuisance, and several characters' ''Perfect'' win quotes (including his [[HypocriticalHumor own mirror match quote]]!) touch on his perceived status as dull and unpopular.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Deeming his Kuuchuu Nidan Mawashi Geri (Twirl Kick) from ''[=WH2=]'' too lethal to use, he sealed it away for ''Jet''. It made its return as the finisher of his MAX Crazy Death Blow in ''Perfect''. The joke here is that it was neither particularly effective nor very spectacular.
* HeroWorshipper: To his older brother, as well as Dragon (who reminds him of the former).
* IHaveManyNames: Often just known as ''Shura'' in the games.
* IWillFindYou: His older brother disappeared and may have been killed, so he sets out to find him. [[spoiler: Subverted: said brother was looking for ''him'' instead and dragged Shura back home while scolding him for going off and worrying their family.]]
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He is based on the Muay Thai legend Nai Khanom Tom.
** {{Expy}}: Also, his mode of dress closely mirrors [[Characters/StreetFighterI Sagat]] and the haircut is similar to Adon, too.
* RedBoxingGloves: Unlike other Muay Thai practitioners, Shura uses red gloves to fight, similar to boxing gloves (if not are these ones).
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Wearing no other clothes than yellow Muay Thai shorts and red boxing gloves.
* VocalEvolution: Shura got a new voice actor for ''Perfect''.


* AnAxeToGrind: Erick uses an axe as his WeaponOfChoice. It's a viking after all, this is not surprising.
* AnIcePerson: Can freeze opponents solid with bis Blizzard Breath, or summon a whale to swallow them and blow them out of its air hole.
* BigFun: Despite his somewhat intimidating appearance, Erick is actually quite a NiceGuy to those who know him very well.
* HornyVikings: Silly as they may look, those horns are used to good effect in his Long Horn tackle and Hurricane Drop command throw. How would ''you'' like 400 pounds of Viking landing horns-first on your belly?
* MakingASplash: Apart of Captain Kidd, Erick also made water projectiles, in this case just with the form of an ocean wave.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Somewhere between [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge Eric the Red and Leif Erickson]].
* ShockAndAwe: In the form of a giant [[DropTheHammer mallet]].
* StoutStrength: Big arms, bigger belly.

[[WMG:(Neo) Dio]]

* BigBad[=/=]TheBoss: In ''World Heroes 2'' as Dio and in ''World Heroes Perfect'' as Neo Dio.
* BishonenLine: Even though he's a [[PersonOfMassDestruction shapeshifting alien of mass destruction]], Dio tends to have quite a remarkable and extraordinary appearance.
* BodyHorror: Several of his shapeshifting forms aren't pleasant to look at.
* {{Expy}}: Of Manga/{{Baoh}} (In terms of appearance) and [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio]] (The name, the use of "Muda Muda" and "Wry!").
* FinalBoss: Of ''World Heroes 2'' and ''World Heroes Perfect'' (as Neo Dio). He pulls a BaitAndSwitchBoss in the latter, interrupting the fight with Zeus.
* PowerupFullColorChange: As Dio, he's grey and purple. But as Neo Dio, he's yellow with orange. However, his appearance in ''VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum'' is as Dio but with the name of Neo Dio.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: (Neo) Dio can change his body into weapons to protect himself as well to damage the enemy.
* SNKBoss: Probably the toughest boss in all the series.

!'''World Heroes 2 Jet'''


* AxCrazy: Jack likes to hunt down, attack, and kill people in order to satisfy his own [[BloodLust personal bloodlust]].
* BloodKnight: In quite a literal sense: he desires to drink the blood of the world's strongest, and often refers to this in his quotes. His idle animation in ''Perfect'' even has him spraying excess blood from his mouth!
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Most of his attacks involves spinning and make damage with his claws.
* FlungClothing: Shreds his black cloak and top hat in his intro.
* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: Half this, half Spring-Heeled Jack.
* {{Mook}}: Of Zeus in ''Jet'', along with Ryofu.
* TheQuincyPunk: Part of his motif: mohawk hairstyle, heart-shaped tattoo, a penchant for sticking out his tongue farther than the norm....
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: One of his win poses sees him donning a cloak with a Union Jack flag motive.
* WeaponOfChoice: His WolverineClaws.


* BloodKnight: As a seasoned warrior, Ryofu truly enjoys both the thrill and pleasure of a strong and tough fight against [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]].
* BreathWeapon: He can take a big swig of alcohol from a bottle he keeps... and then immediately [[PlayingWithFire breathe fire]] at the opponent.
* TheComicallySerious: In a game full of parodies and comical characters, Ryofu stays as one of the more serious characters from the series.
* {{Mook}}: To Zeus, who promises more adventures for him if he stays as TheBrute by his side.
** {{Subverted|Trope}}: However, after learning and knowing of Zeus' real plans, Ryofu initiates a HeelFaceTurn and now fights against Zeus.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: His name is the Japanese spelling of Lu Bu. Yes, as in [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors "Do not pursue Lu Bu!"]]
* TheRival: J. Carn.
* SubBoss: Of ''Jet'' along with Jack, another Zeus' {{Mook}}.
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[BladeOnAStick Fangtian Huaji Halberd]].


* BigBad: Of ''Jet'', being the one who organized the tournament in the game.
** BigBadWannabe: In ''Perfect'', Zeus returns to get his {{revenge}}, but Neo Dio [[BaitAndSwitchBoss kills him after the first round]].
* ContinuityCameo: Apart of Dr. Brown, Zeus also appeared in ''Ninja Commando'' as the BigBad codenamed as "Spider".
* DemotedToDragon: Zeus was TheBoss in ''Jet'', but only served as SubBoss in ''Perfect''.
* {{Expy}}: Based on ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'''s Raoh and Souther. Not to mention his name comes from the [[Myth/GreekMythology greek god Zeus]].
* FinalBoss: Of ''World Heroes 2 Jet''.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Happens to ''him'' in ''Perfect''. Win or lose the first round against him, it's made completely irrelevant when Neo Dio shows up and spikes him before the second round can take place.
* LargeAndInCharge: Zeus was TheMan who organized the tournament in ''Jet''.
* {{Mooks}}: Jack and Ryofu in ''Jet''.
* SNKBoss: One of the toughest bastards that you'll ever face from within the series, especially if you want to get the good ending/staff credits roll of ''World Heroes 2 Jet''.

!'''World Heroes Perfect'''

[[WMG: Son Gokuu]]

* CaneFu: Son Gokuu mastered his Mind Stick and uses it not just to hit, but also can PlayingWithFire with it.
* FlyingOnACloud: As the Monkey King himself, Son Gokuu also uses his magic cloud to move.
* IdiotHair: Goes hand-in-hand with his own status as being the IdiotHero of the cast.
* MesACrowd: Can make duplicates of himself.
* MonkeyKingLite: One of the first in {{fighting game}}s.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed/{{Expy}}: Of the Monkey King himself from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.
* TakenForGranite: Can turns himself into a statue to land on his enemy.
* WalkingTheEarth: Of ''Flying The Earth'' in this case, in his search for adventure.
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruyi_Jingu_Bang Mind Stick]].