This is the character roster for the Eternal Champions series.
The characters from the original Eternal Champions:
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A ninja assassin trained in Taijitsu and Ninjitsu from Tokyo, Japan 1993 A.D, Shadow worked for the Black Orchid Corporation, until she learned that the punishment for failure was death, and realized that she couldn't bring herself to kill others after she became aware of how close death always was to her. She decided to escape the organization in order to reveal the Black Orchid to the public authorities, but her superiors arranged her death and had her pushed off the 101st floor of their building before she could blow the whistle.
A cyborg professional Muay-Thai kickboxer from the year 2345 A.D. Originally fully human, R.A.X. (Robotic Artificial Exoskeleton) underwent painful surgery to gain cybernetic implants so he could compete in "cyber fights" and remain relevant at a time when interest in martial arts was waning. R.A.X. began winning many of his fights, but was eventually betrayed by his manager, who enacted a virus in his cybernetics to shut him down before he could land the winning blow in a major tournament, killing him in the process—because R.A.X. refused to throw fights for money.
A former police officer from the year 2030 A.D. Trained in Kenpo karate, Blade became a bounty hunter in his home country of Syria after being thrown off the police force for anger management issues. At the time of his death, Blade was in deep pursuit of a mad scientist who had threatened to destroy the human race with a lethal virus. After finally trapping the scientist in an alley, Blade attempted to retrieve the virus. The situation ended up being a setup, as Blade and the scientist were hit with a stream of lasers (presumably fired by agents of Blade's own government), immediately killing both men—and causing the scientist to drop the vial containing the virus.
A young Russian woman from the year 1899 who is a master of Savate/Pencak Silat. Jetta abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle to become a circus acrobat and travel the world; during her tour of China, she was encouraged to help in ending the Boxer Rebellion by infiltrating a particular group to become paficists before military forces from afar would intervene. Jetta soon became the target of a Chinese revolutionary, and she fell to her death during a performance for the grand emperor of China after her sabotaged tightrope and safety net snapped.
A caveman from the Prehistoric Great Rift Valley in the year 50,000 BC whose fighting style is simply called "Pain" (as in, to cause as much pain as possible within one's opponents). Slash showed superior intelligence compared to the rest of his tribe, expressing ideas such as implanting agriculture to free his clan from a life of hunting-and-gathering. His ways of thinking drew the ire of his tribe's elders, who lured him to a meeting and stoned him to death for daring to speak out against them in public.
A gentically engineered gladiator from Atlantis (circa 110 BC). He fights using Capoeira, and was named after the trident that replaced the hand he lost during a fight with a shark. He represented Atlantis and its people in a battle against the Romans, and had he won, Atlantis would have received a share of land alongside the Romans. Due to a Roman gladiator's treachery, Trident was crushed underneath a falling stone pillar before he could strike the winning blow; the people of Atlantis were forever banished to live underwater because of his loss.
A former blacksmith from Salem, Massachusetts in the year 1692; he was trained in the art of Hapkido and Cane Fighting. After failing as a blacksmith, Xavier turned to alchemy and eventually discovered a clean, unlimited source of energy. After showing his discovery to the townspeople, they denounced Xavier's science as witchcraft, and he was burned at the stake for being a warlock.
Mitchell Middleton Knight ("MidKnight")
A London-born CIA biochemical scientist trained in the art of Jeet Kune Do. In 1967, Knight was assigned to make a biological weapon intended to be poured into the water supply of Vietnam during the war; a freak accident exposed him to the virus, turning him into a vampire-like creature. Refusing to harm and kill others despite his inherent bloodlust, MidKnight spent over a century trying to invent a cure for his dilemma. In the year 2100, as he neared the discovery of the cure, MidKnight was killed by a vampire hunter who drove a magnesium stake through his heart.
An ex-cat burglar from 1920s Chicago, trained in Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Larcen worked for a Chicago mob, and though he carried out many dubious jobs for his bosses, he adamantly refused to kill anyone. One day, he received orders to plant false evidence in the hospital room of a rival crime boss; upon his arrival at the hospital, Larcen found the Chief of Police instead of the rival boss. Realizing the package was a bomb, Larcen attempted to throw it out the window, but was not fast enough—the subsequent blast killed Larcen, the Police Chief, and most of the people in the hospital.
An extraterrestrial monitoring the cosmic balance of good and evil. He resides in the far future (9999 A.D.) where mankind has already destroyed itself. The Champion has summoned fighters from across time to compete against each other for a chance to face the him and reclaim their souls. The victor will return to Earth with the chance to change their fate and restore balance to the universe.
The characters introduced in Challenge from the Dark Side:
A pirate trained in the art of Kajukenbo from 1566 A.D. Sophia De Medici was a member of the infamous Italian family, but she eventually renounced her name and status when she became a pirate, going only by the name "Riptide". When pirate/crime boss Hannibal killed her while protecting some buried treasure, he discovered who she was and destroyed the entire De Medici family through his criminal organizations, which resulted in the destruction of works by Leonardo DaVinci that could have resulted in a future renaissance.
An Egyptian pharaoh from 151 BC who was trained in Hung-Gar Kung-Fu. Ramses was the last strong pharaoh of Egypt, and had he not been killed by an assassin who sent him into the Nile River—Ramses never learned how to swim—he could have fathered the son that would have been his successor and successfully prevented the downfall of Egypt via outside invasion. Ramses' murder led Egypt to be conquered by invaders such as Alexander the Great, damning humanity to a future without spirit and originality while rendering it devoid of many cultures.
A voodoo priestess from 1802 A.D trained in both Hsing-I Kung-Fu and Tae Kwon Do. Kidnapped from her home and integrated into a village in Trinidad, Raven eventually won the hearts of the villagers through her unusual healing power, which revolved around an ancient artifact handed down through her family: an hourglass that allows for control of a small portion of time in exchange for part of the user's life. Raven eventually drew the ire of the village's aging high priest, who lured her into his tent and turned the hourglass against her, killing her and rejuvinating himself in the process.
A Scotsman from 1849 A.D who developed a hybrid of fighting styles he called Shotowando. Dawson was a professional gambler who traveled from Europe to America's Wild West in search of adventure (and a good fight); it was his arrival in a small mining town that triggered his death. Dawson ran afoul of a powerful landowner whose son had killed the sheriff. The sherriff's final act was to deputize Dawson, but the townsfolk were fearful of the landowner, and they strung up Dawson for the murder before the landowner's son could be prosecuted for it.
The Greek God of Death, who controls Time and Fate. Thanatos was interrupted in his role in 1692 A.D by an indeterminate force that managed to weaken him, in the form of a warlock who was killed during the Salem witch hunts. This warlock, using powers that were greater than Thanatos', defeated the god and took over his position, changing the rules of death in the process and taking people's lives before their time.
A Chinese acupuncturist from 1815 A.D who was a master in Monkey Kung-Fu. Despite his penchant for healing, it was Chin's skill as a fighter that brought about his death. When challenged to a fight by a cousin of the ruling class, Chin refused to fight, since losing would shame him and winning would mean his death; in an attempt to goad Chin into the fight, the cousin framed him for the murder of a beggar, but instead of fighting, Chin chose to be executed for the crime.
Thomas "Blast" Chavez
A Green Beret fighting in the Vietnam war; as a chopper pilot, he was tasked with making drops of weapons over enemy lines. Chavez' death occured before his final run: his partner, "Redux", revealed himself to be a Vietnamese double agent and killed Chavez with a grenade just as he was taking off.
The Yang to the Eternal Champion's Ying, and the true final boss of The Dark Side.
Joke Characters from Challenge From The Dark Side:
An American politician from 1995 A.D. who fights using "Dishonesty". The Senator was a lifelong supporter of special interests, but after lobbyists discovered that he'd voted against them on a human rights issue, they turned their support to his opponent; the Senator's defeat in a landslide election, which he spent millions trying to win, caused him to have a heart attack.
A Familiar from Salem, skilled in Owl-Kwon-Do. He was burned at the stake after his master Vaspian when witch hunters noticed him always hanging around witch burnings, hoping to find a way to end them.
A Pet from the 1950s proficient in Shih-Tzu Fu, taught to him in a kennel by a lineage of the Chinese Emperor's dogs. He was once owned by a rich kindly woman in a New York penthouse who willed her money to Yappy when she passed away. Unfortunately, a mean relative took the money and kicked Yappy out onto the street; the dog tried to chew the brakeline of her car to cause her death in a crash, but ran himself over by accident.
A Livestock chicken from Taiwan in 1967 who knows Egg Fu like all chickens do. After a horrendous midnight raid, he swore to protect his livestock from becoming someone else's dinner—but he died thanks to a helicopter strike.
A Circus Entertainer monkey from 1902, skilled in Monkey Fu. One night, Zuni saw that an oil lantern had been knocked over and was slowly causing a fire to spread; as he ran to warn his trainer, an elephant accidentally crushed him, shocking the audience and distracting them from the fire that consumed most of the tent, burning everyone inside it.
A rattlesnake Bar Pet from 1820 that studied the ways of Brawling from humans. Raised from an egg by a bartender, he became the bar's security with those skills—until the night when a criminal broke into the bar to steal from the register, shooting both Slither and his owner.