Characters: Namco × Capcom
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Agents of Shinra
Tropes shared between the two are:
- Battle Couple
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine
- Bottomless Magazines
- Combination Attack, Limit Break: Shinra Banshou
- Dual Wielding: Not in this game though (probably due to graphic limitations).
- Elemental Powers: Both cover almost the entire spectrum.
- Expy: By Word of God, of Kyosuke Nanbu and Excellen Browning
- Guns Akimbo: Reiji with a magnum revolver and lever-action shotgun, Xiaomu with dual pistols
- Leitmotif: Yuragi no Machi no Arisu; in Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier, this is translated as "Alice in Fluxland"
- May-December Romance: Hinted at
- The Musketeer: Both Reiji and Xiaomu use a mix of guns and melee weapons.
- Named Weapons
- Odd Couple: The sullen and snarky, but well-meaning Reiji and his much, much older partner, the upbeat, flirty, and overprotective Xiaomu.
- Rule of Symbolism: Their creed when unleashing Shinra Banshou
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl
- Shout-Out: Their Multiple Assault Juu no Kata ("Gun Kata") and Reiji's finishing pose following the attack are one to Equilibrium. In Endless Frontier, Xiaomu's pose winds up being one to Ultraviolet.
- Uptight Loves Wild
- Walking Armory
- Wife Husbandry: Considering Xiaomu is 765 years old while Reiji's in his 20s...
Protagonist of Namco X Capcom
, Reiji Arisu is an agent of Shinra (no, not that Shinra
), an organization that investigates paranormal activities. A specialist on Fluxes, portals that open from one world to another, Reiji's a skilled fighter using multiple swords, a shotgun and a revolver simultaneously. Ten years before Namco × Capcom
, his father, another Shinra agent, was killed while fighting Saya; the scar on his forehead was from that battle. Since then, Reiji has harbored a strong grudge against Saya. In contrast to his partner Xiamou, he's very serious-minded and never hot-headed.
A 765 year-old "sagefox", Xiaomu is another Shinra agent, who previously worked alongside Reiji's father. Energetic, silly and an all-around nice person, Xiaomu raised the young Reiji after his father was killed ten years ago.
Agents of Ouma
Main antagonist of Namco X Capcom
, Saya is an agent of Ouma, a rival organization of Shinra seeking to bring chaos to the world. Like Xiaomu, Saya is a "werefox". She has a history with the Arisu family.
Dokugozu & Dokumezu
Two previously unnamed minions of Saya, Dokumezu and Dokugozu are based on "Gozu" and "Mezu", the Japanese mythological guardians of hell with an ox and horse's head, respectively.
- Ascended Extra: Neither of them had any characterization, let alone voices, in Namco X Capcom and were simply no different than the mooks of the game. They reappear in Endless Frontier with distinct personalities.
- The Brute
- Those Two Bad Guys
- The Voiceless: Only in Namco X Capcom; averted in Endless Frontier and Project X Zone.
- Action Girl
- Artificial Human: She's a battle android.
- Badass: Plot wise, the strongest of her crewmates on the Elsa von Brabant.
- BFG: Her F-GSHOT chainguns.
- Boobs of Steel
- Chest Blaster: Her X-BUSTER (not to be confused with another android's Arm Cannon) located at the belly-region.
- Combat Stilettos
- The Comically Serious: Most humor involving her.
- Crazy-Prepared: She's always ready for almost everything.
- Dangerously Short Skirt
- Detached Sleeves
- Emotionless Girl
- Flower Motif: Her name.
- Fun with Acronyms: Her name is a recursive acronym meaning "Kosmos Obey Strategic Multiple Operation Systems".
- Gatling Good / Guns Akimbo: Subverted, it is one of her weakest special weapons, despite what their size would imply. However, they're her most iconic weapons.
- Genre Savvy
- Gun Fu
- The Gunslinger
- Hair Antennae
- Meaningful Name: Her name means "order" in Greek. According to Word of God, her name references a flower with the same name.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- One Robot Girl Army
- The Quiet One: Usually doesn't talk unless spoken to first. When she does it's Robo Speak.
- Protectorate: To Shion.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted, she's one of the good people. Just don't try to mess up with her.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Shion's red.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: Blue hair? Check. Red eyes? Check. Use white clothing for most of the time? Check. Emotionless Girl? Check. What'd we miss?
- Series Mascot: Even people who've never played Xenosaga have at least heard of KOS-MOS.
- She's Got Legs
- Small Girl, Big Gun: She's pretty tall, and ironically (for this trope) The Big Girl amongst her crewmates. It just so happens that her guns are just ridiculous.
- Stocking Filler
- Swiss Army Weapon: Especially her arms.
- Undying Loyalty: To Shion.
- Woman in White
- You Gotta Have Purple/Blue Hair
- Zettai Ryouiki: Complete with Fashionable Asymmetry.
- Abusive Parents / Archnemesis Dad: In both senses — has one, and is one. Ends up going against both of them quite a lot in this game.
- Anime Hair: Although he arguably has the least whimsical and most realistically plausible hairstyle out of all the Mishimas.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Deal with the Devil
- Evil Counterpart: To his son, Jin.
- Evil Prince: Of a family-owned corporate empire, true, but otherwise fits this trope to a T, save that his dad is just as evil as he is.
- Expy: His characteristics happened to be based on Vegeta — Majin Vegeta in particular as far as this game's concerned.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: It's implied that his transformation into Devil is this (as he's never seen in his non-Devil form in this game), though he doesn't seem to mind much.
- Jerkass: Exaggerated, as he's incredibly callous, looks down on anyone and will backstab or eliminate anyone in his way in his path of power with a smirk on the face, there's a good reason he's one of the villains of his series.
- Lack of Empathy
- Offing the Offspring: His progeny is the prime target on his hit list during the game.
- Red Glowing Eyes of Doom, Take Warning
- Shirtless Scene: By default.
- Significant Anagram: Yakuza. The creator of Tekken has said this was the whole idea behind his name, and it also explains what the Mishima Conglomerate is really supposed to be as well.
- Slasher Smile
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
- Anime Hair: The only hair he has left is just as farcical as that of his son and grandson. This must be part of Mishima genetics, not the Devil Gene.
- Archnemesis Dad: Is this to Kazuya.
- Badass: There's a reason he's the only Mishima who's been in every game of his series.
- Black Sheep: The most overtly evil member of his entire clan, with Kazuya at a very close second.
- Cool Old Guy: Okay, he's a dick, but he can be pretty funny and definitely Bad Ass.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Determinator: Is absolutely fearless against any opposition
- Evil Laugh: He also does this the most out of all the Mishimas.
- Evil Old Folks
- Faux Affably Evil
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has an X-shaped scar across his chest, but a hero he is not.
- Horned Hairdo
- It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: His name is pronounced "Hey"-hachi, not "High"-hachi.
- Jerkass: Ultimately everything the Tekken series is and has been is a result of Heihachi's heartlessness and zeal. He sealed his father away under the Hon-Maru compound to seize the Zaibatsu, he threw his son off a cliff to "make him stronger" and later in his life (upon learning of his survival), held the first King of Iron Fist Tournament to draw him close. Then 22 years later he brings his grandson into the third tournament (also one he hosted) to use as living bait for Ogre and then shoots him when things don't go the way he wants. Despite the fact that Kazuya and Jin are bitter enemies too, Heihachi has definitely earned every bit of contempt from both.
- Psycho Electro
- Rated M for Manly
- Smug Snake: Despite his plans once again not going the way he wants them to.
- Token Evil Teammate
- Anime Hair: Basically, Kazuya with bangs.
- Badass: Oh, yes!
- Badass Family: Although the entirety of Jin's bloodline is all messed up, you gotta admit that they are still pretty awesome.
- Blessed with Suck: A "child of destiny"? A more accurate descriptor would be a "child of suck". He seems to have inherited no spiritual powers from Jun, instead being plagued with the cursed blood of the Mishimas. At the very least, Jun's influence tempers his demonic tendencies to a certain degree.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: The fourth generation of a family that just doesn't quite see eye-to-eye... to say the least.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Calls out both father and grandpa.
- The Corruption: The Devil Gene is slowly eating away at Jin.
- Heroic Bastard
- He Who Fights Monsters
- Humble Hero: Where most other characters meet the party with introductions that at the very least indicate what they do and what they're capable of, he simply tells them his name and country of origin.
- I Hate You, Devil Dad: Has an intense hatred of Kazuya, from whom he inherited the Devil Gene he so desperately fights to get rid of. In this game, he's pretty much out to beat the hell out of Kazuya.
- Mr. Fanservice: Jin isn't regarded as Tekken's most attractive male for nothing.
- Perpetual Frowner
- The Stoic
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Only a handful of characters see Jin's deredere side, and they are not in this game.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Devil Jin.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
Berabo Man (Hitoshi Nakamura)
Black Berabo (Myoshima Tajima)
From Burning Force
From Dig Dug
From The Genji and the Heike Clans
Taira no Kagekiyo
- The Comically Serious: Can come across as this in certain situations, such as the "Land of Puns" chapter.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: Needs a set of speicial artifacts called the Imperial Regalia of Japan to help him overcome Yoritomo's power.
- Reset Button: The Crisis Crossover plot pressed this on the entire quest from both of his origin games by bringing back the Minamoto leaders in full station and all. (The point of the first game was to kill them to begin with, and the second to stop them from coming back to life.)
- Revenant Zombie: Is out to kill the Minamoto clan in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Again.
- Wild Card: Tarosuke's pleas are what stand between him and killing the heroes along with the villains…
Minamoto no Yoritomo
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Saito Musashibo Benkei
- Bash Brothers: Him and Guntz.
- Blessed with Suck: If you remember his Dream Traveler duties, having fantastical adventures in multiple worlds, making many friends along the way, and having to leave them all behind in the end, happens a lot. Furthermore, despite his insistence that he and Guntz won't forget the other heroes at the end of the game, he has a tendency in his own canon not to ever bring up major events from a previous game to the one you might be playing at any given time, so it's unclear that he even remembers those, let alone crossover adventures.
- Blow You Away: His "Wind Bullet" attack.
- Bounty Hunter: In this version, alongside Guntz.
- Catch Phrase: Wahoo!
- Cute Little Fangs
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Creates lightning this way.
- Kid Hero
- Nice Hat: Has a Pac-Man-adorned blue cap.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Shock and Awe: His Thunder Hurricane attack, adapted from Klonoa Heroes.
- Speaking Simlish: Averted, as the version of him adapted for this game is from one of the few games in which he speaks the common language.
- True Companions: With Guntz. May also consider the other party members this.
- Anti-Hero / Good Is Not Nice / Nominal Hero
- Bash Brothers: With Klonoa.
- Berserk Button: Janga's face, for understandable reasons.
- Bounty Hunter
- Cool Bike / Rocket Ride: His bike, the Red Clan, which he can even use to kill in a tandem attack with Hiromi from Burning Force and her big red bike.
- Delinquent: Complete with Cluster F-Bomb, assuming the fan translators have it correct.
- Disappeared Dad
- You Killed My Father: "You" being Janga. Naturally, Guntz DESPISES Janga because of this and is still hunting him down for revenge. He eventually gets it.
- Fanboy: Of guns, though he seems to be cooler about it here than in his game.
- Goggles Do Nothing
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Jerkass Façade / Loner-Turned-Friend: Has already formed his True Companions bond with Klonoa here, but generally acts aloof and rude towards the others, with bounty and adventure being his primary motivations. However, once he slowly comes to see the gravity of the situation he contemplates turning tail in order to stay alive. However, with his father's killer among the main plot's recurring bad guys and with the good guys' propensity to have his back, common enemies and unpaid debts become his reason for sticking around. He initially has complete tunnel vision about revenge on Janga for killing Butz, flying into a rage anytime the cat shows up, but gradually becomes more patient about his goal, loyal to the party, and immersed in the actual quest to stop the Ouma plot. Ultimately Guntz develops into a Knight in Sour Armor, and even after accomplishing his revenge to the applause of the Unknown Soldiers he earnestly stays with the crew and helps them sees the real mission through to the end.
- Punny Name: Guntz. Guess what his weapons are.
- Roaring Rampageof Revenge: Wants to hunt down Janga at all costs, but the story's main plot and Janga's knack for escape are both constantly in his way. Ironically, it's after he mellows out, gains perspective, and becomes a true hero over time that he's able to finally kill the bastard.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Klonoa's Sensitive Guy.
- Shipper on Deck: In a rude way, for Stan and Rutee, as he accuses them of being on a date within seconds of meeting them.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Guntz/Gantz.
- True Companions: Is this with Klonoa. Arguably becomes this to the others as well.
From Shadow Land
From Soul Series
- Arrogant Samurai: In appearance.
- Ronin: He actually refused to take a Samurai position when offered, preferring a mercenary lifestyle so he could find a Worthy Opponent.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Longrobe: Some incarnations of him sport them.
- Badass Normal: Mitsurugi, so far as we can tell, has no special powers and no connection to either spirit sword. The katana he uses is perfectly ordinary metal. He's made up for this by being so skilled entire armies of normal men, including ones with guns can't beat him, and he's considered a worthy adversary and ally to the cast of his game, which is mostly filled with blatantly supernatural or otherwise fantastical characters both good and bad.
- Blood Knight
- Cluster F-Bomb: If a certain GameFAQs fan translation is to be believed, he's the patron saint of this next to Guntz and Janga. At the very least, they use an extremely crass and rude way of speaking.
- Duel to the Death: All challenges are this for both Mitsurugi and those he challenges.
- Expy: Modeled on Toshiro Mifune, who played iconic Samurai roles in the Akira Kurosawa films Rashomon, Throne of Blood, and Seven Samurai. Also could be considered based on Miyamoto Musashi, who was played in Seven Samurai by Toshiro Mifune, so...
- Katanas Are Just Better: Played straight enough, but also subverted with his desire to capture the Soul Edge for its power.note
- Meaningful Name: "Mitsurugi" literally means "divine sword."
- One-Man Army: He goes as far as to purposefully side with outnumbered sides so he has more people to fight.
- Samurai Ponytail: Mitsurugi has the second, scruffier type of hair.
- The Rival / Worthy Opponent: Taki.
From Tales Series
Lion Magnus / Judas
From The Tower of Druaga
- Cool Crown: Of the golden circlet variety.
- Fluffy Cloud Heaven: Rules over it.
- Genre Savvy: Knows that the heroes Valkyrie's wants protected from the conflict are going to come back into it anyway.
- Gold and White Are Divine: Her main colors by a landslide, though some blue and red are also included.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- The High Queen: Rules the realm of the divine, is kind and compassionate.
- Hot God: Doesn't flaunt it, but qualifies.
- Teleporters and Transporters: She's able to transport people and things in, out of, and throughout her realm. At least, when the realms are aligned and separated properly.
- Mundane Utility: When the world is finally going back to normal following the defeat of 99 and the people who were left behind are from the real world, Ishtar's power gets used as an interdimensional taxi delivery system. This is outright lampshaded by Xiaomu.
From Legend of the Valyrie
- Big Damn Heroes: Comes in with a big Lens-powered dragon to save the party when the Flying Battleship Balrog starts to crumble with them on it.
- The Corruption: Has this as a superpower. He likes to use it on the Sandra tribe. This turns their green skin black.
From Wonder Momo
Wonder Momo (Kanda Momo)
Amazona (Akiho Mazo)
From Street Fighter
- Action Girl
- Amazonian Beauty: She's short but she's jacked. And she's still hot.
- Blondes Are Evil: Played straight. Initially.
- Body Paint: On her legs.
- Brainwashed and Crazy
- Diving Kick: Cannon Strike.
- Emotionless Girl: At least until Chun-Li makes her aware of her soul being manipulated.
- English Rose: Cammy shows what happens to an English Rose when you mix her with an Action Girl and Ms. Fanservice. You'd never think of it if you judged her only by her VERY fanservicy looks, but her serious personality and her devotion to her True Companions have more than a whiff of this. She even has the RP accent. "Cammy White" (Camilla = "priestess", White = the colour of purity), is also a very English Rose-ish name.
- certainly don't look it.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Knife (or rather claw) scar on her cheek.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Jail Bait: She's a teenager here, as this is her based off the Alpha games.
- Kick Chick: She has more kick-based attacks than punches.
- Leotard of Power
- Lightning Bruiser
- Lovely Angels: With Chun-Li following her Heel-Face Turn.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name as Cammy (White). "White" implies emptiness or void, which describes her lack of recollection. It's also a pretty common British surname. Furthermore, see English Rose above.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her thong leotard combined with gratuitous opportunities to show off her ass, which is incredibly well-toned.
- Murderous Thighs
- Muscles Are Meaningless
- Pintsized Powerhouse
- Rapunzel Braids of Action: They reach down to her butt. Yes, we have heard all the crude jokes by now.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her Shadaloo uniform.
- She's Got Legs
- Stripperiffic: She wears a Leotard of Power, constantly shows her butt, and never wears pants.
- Thong of Shielding
- Wrestler in All of Us: Frankensteiners, suplexes…
Juni and Juli
- Amazon Brigade
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Juni can scan people's Power Levels with her Stat O Vision, sometimes getting errors when it goes OVER NINETY THOUSAND. Also may be disposed to Power Copying since she apparently gets stronger scanning powerful warriors like Akuma.
- Bodyguard Babes
- Boobs of Steel: Juli is noticeably developed for a girl of her age. She also happens to share Cammy's moveset.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Along with all the rest of Vega's Dolls. Only Juli's past identities is made clear before the events of this game, though. In T.Hawk's story in Alpha 3, Juli is revealed to be T.Hawk's missing friend Julia, who is apparently a member of his tribe as well.
- Cloning Blues: Averted. Unlike Cammy, they're not clones. They and the other Dolla were just kidnapped all over the world.
- Combat Stilettos: Somewhat.
- Combination Attack
- Elite Mooks
- Fragile Speedsters
- Head Swap: Of Cammy, and in turn, of each other. Their legs are also recolored so that they look like they're wearing full-body suits instead of a leotard like Cammy.
- Jail Bait: They're both 16 (as are the rest of the "Dolls"), but Juli could easily pass for late teens-early 20's. Not only is she stacked, she's got killer legs, plus she wears a leather catsuit.
- Nice Hat
- Sexy Backless Outfit: They wear an uniform with a nice gap on the back, making the back, aside from the face, the only portion of visible skin in an otherwhise more straight Spy Catsuit.
- Teleport Spam/Flash Step: Juni's Mach Slide.
- Theme Naming: Juni and Juli are German for June and July.
- Those Two Bad Guys
- A Protagonist Is Ryu
- Ax-Crazy: As Evil Ryu.
- Bash Brothers: With Ken Masters.
- Berserk Button / Beware the Quiet Ones: While he isn't exactly a social person, he does have close friends and allies, who are not to be harmed in front of him.
- Blood Knight: Fighting is everything for Ryu, though he does not share Gouki's love of carnage. In other words, he's a Lighter and Softer Gouki. No wonder Gouki tries to corrupt him with the Satsui no Hado even in this game.
- Blue Oni: To Ken's Red.
- Calling Your Attacks: "Hadoken!", "Shoryuken!" and "Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku", which is rendered unintelligible.
- Catch Phrase: "Hadoken!"
- Fighting from the Inside: Against the Bloodlust Wave. He eventually epically wins.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The "Satsui no Hadou" state, literally "Surge of Murderous Intent". His Evil Ryu alter-ego is literally the what-if result of him succumbing to this.
- Does Not Like Shoes
- Energy Ball: Hadouken!
- He Who Fights Monsters: Evil Ryu.
- Hurricane Kick
- Iconic Item: Ryu's red headband.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Ken basically has to lead the entire party into battle with him and smack him down in order to rouse him out of his Satsui no Hado state.
- Kamehame Hadoken
- Martial Arts Headband
- Mascot: He's the face of not only the Street Fighter series, but the fighting game department of Capcom. He might be a co-Mascot of the entire company alongside Mega Man.
- Meaningful Name: Ryu's name was originally spelled with the kanji for "prosperity", although it is actually a reference to the first game's co-designer Takashi Nishiyama, whose given name (Takashi) is spelled with the same kanji.
- Mr. Fanservice: Tall, Dark and Handsome? Check. Heroic Build? Check. Badass inside the battlefield and a Nice Guy outside? Check. Walks barefoot? Check. Friends of both genders that he can be ship teased with once in a while? Check...
- Nice Guy: While somewhat of a social recluse, he is still a sensitive and kind-hearted man with plenty of good advice to share with his friends and fellow warriors. The only major downside to befriending Ryu is how much of a pain it is to contact him.
- The Rival: Ken and Akuma.
- Shoryuken: He and Ken are even the picture characters for the chapter with it as the title, ans for good reason.
- Shotoclone: The original.
- Socially-Awkward Hero
- Spirited Competitor: A heroic version. If taken too far he becomes Evil Ryu, though.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Evil Ryu, otherwise known as Satsui no Hadou ni Mezameta Ryu (Ryu of the Awakened Killing Intent).
- Theme Naming: Is the "Ryu" in Shouryuken, with his best friend being the "Ken".
- Walking the Earth
- Wolverine Publicity: He and Chun-Li are the only two Street Fighter characters who have shown up in every Capcom vs. Whatever title out there.
- Arch-Enemy: To Chun-Li, not so much to Ryu despite him being the series mascot.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the leader of an international terrorist organization and is typically implied to be one of the strongest characters in series.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: The Psycho Power is pure negative energy that only truly works once you have purged yourself of all goodness. And Vega has done just that.
- Big Bad: Of the Street Fighter franchise. Even in this game, in which he's part of a Villain Team-Up with numerous series' top heels, he's manipulating and maneuvering his way to try to harness perfect Psycho Power.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Shadaloo is bad. Vega has no compunction about sharing that with anyone.
- The Chessmaster
- Cloning Blues
- Commissar Cap
- Commie Nazis
- Cop Killer: Chun Li's father, whom he killed, was an Interpol agent.
- Devil in Plain Sight
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He may be referred to as "Dictator," due to the differences in names between Japan and everywhere else in the world.
- Evil Is Hammy: Is it not obvious?
- Grand Theft Me: Pulls this on Rose to ensure his survival post-Alpha until a suitable replacement body was made. He also planned on using Ryu as his host in Alpha and had Cammy manufactured as a backup body.
- Jerkass: If he has some action involving another character's life, it always involves him doing something evil like murdering somebody close to them, or something else evil that messed with their lives.
- Large Ham
- Made of Evil: Considering that he purged himself of all of his good qualities (which went on to become Rose) to master his Psycho Power (which can be described as the literal interpretation of the trope; nothing but concentrated negative energy), he'd technically qualify for this.
- Monochromatic Eyes: From Super Street Fighter II onward.
- Not Quite Dead: Has come back to life twice by this point in the ballgame.
- Obviously Evil: Wears a blood-red military uniform, has pupil-less eyes, and controls an energy that's essentially the very essence of pure negativity itself. Also shows up to some fights ominously draped in a cape and the insignia for his enterprise is a skull with wings.
- Parts Unknown: Like the other Final Bosses in his series and unlike all of the other World Warriors, his country of origin is never specified.
- Power Degeneration: Aside from his desire to Take Over the World, his main goal since Alpha 3 has been motivated by this as his Pyscho Power started to exceed the limits of what his body he can hold so he's been trying to find one strong enough to hold it.
- Power Glows
- Prophet Eyes
- Psychic Powers: Psycho Power, thank you very much.
- Putting on the Reich: Pretty much dresses exactly like a Waffen-SS apart from his outfit being red.
- Signature Move: Psycho Crusher.
- Slasher Smile: Tends to wear one quite often.
- The Stoic
- Take Over the World:
- Villains Never Lie: One of Vega's character traits is that he doesn't lie, ever.
- Above Good and Evil: Though people who know him might call him "evil" (such as Ryu or Gouken), when you get down to it he's only acting on his code as a warrior. If surrendering yourself to the Dark Hadou is necessary to find your innermost strength, then it's acceptable to him, even if it's looked down on by some of the more straight-minded characters of the series.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Hades Shaded: Most likely due to the Satsui no Hadou if Evil Ryu's appearance is to be taken into account.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: And how. He only challenges people he believes are worthy of fighting.
- Badass: Probably the biggest of all.
- Badass Back: Upon either using the Shun Goku Satsu or winning.
- Big Damn Heroes: Despite being an Anti-Villain Blood Knight, he managed to have two of those as his character arc's Book Ends: saving Sakura, and defeating Dictator Vega.
- Blood Knight: The exemplification in his series, and even a top contender in this game.
- Blue and Orange Morality: He does have a strong, but alien and not easily understood, code of honor.
- The Corrupter: Attempts to be this to Ryu. It briefly works.
- Does Not Like Shoes
- Duel to the Death: What he is ultimately looking for.
- Evil Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Fangs Are Evil
- I Need You Stronger: Shows signs of this towards Ryu. The two have battled in the past and Ryu is not a challenge for him now in actual practice, but Gouki chooses to walk away rather than strike the killing blow. It is through this that he believes that he can nurture Ryu's killing potential and basically shape him into a second version of himself. Subverted by the end as Ryu first succumbs to, then resists and overcomes the Satsui no Hado, in the end entirely rejecting Akuma's fighting philosophy to follow Gouken's path.
- Large Ham
- Meaningful Name: Gouki (豪鬼) means "Strong Demon." His overseas name, Akuma, is derived from the Japanese word for "devil" (悪魔).
- Monochromatic Eyes
- Noble Demon: He will never fight an unfair match or against an opponent who´s not in perfect shape and will never harm someone who´s incapable of fighting. Despite all of the dickish things he has done, he is not evil like Vega.
- Obviously Evil: You'd think so, since he likes to play with dark forces and is rather cruel in battle, but his story suggests he believes himself to be beyond tags like "good" or "evil" and simply trains himself to be the best humanity can possibly offer in a warrior. His morals are shaky but it doesn't necessarily cross him into actually being "evil" in any way (antagonistic, maybe).
- Person of Mass Destruction
- Red Baron: The (Supreme) Master of the Fist. Suffice to say, he lives up to that moniker.
- The Rival: Ryu.
- Shotoclone: The first of many after Ken, but to be fair at least he easily differentiates himself from the other Ryu/Ken-types.
- Spirited Competitor: A less moral version.
- Surpassed the Teacher: Killed his master Goutetsu in a fair fight to prove he had surpassed his teacher.
- Warrior Poet
- World's Strongest Man
- Absolute Cleavage: Very easy when her fur stripes barely even qualifies as coverage.
- Action Dress Strip
- Animal Motifs: Take a wild guess...
- Bare Your Midriff: Felicia bares this and a LOT more.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: A beautiful catwoman, and is possibly the kindest of the cast (though she does have more competition here than in her canon series).
- Beware the Nice Ones: Just because she chose a pacifistic lifestyle, and just because her motto is always turning the other cheek, it doesn't means that she cannot punch your head off or cut you into ribbons if you piss her off enough.
- Boisterous Bruiser: She has a bit of it. She is also fond of tossing horrible puns here and there.
- Boobs of Steel
- Cat Girl: She is the living embodiment.
- Cat Folk
- Cat Smile: Naturally.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Dance Battler: Felicia's both a fighter and an exotic dancer. She even has a show/routing called the "Battle Musical" with Wonder Momo.
- Dumb Is Good: Constantly mistakes King for a fellow Darkstalker, specifically a werejaguar, despite King explaining to her repeatedly that he's a human Luchador wearing a jaguar mask.
- Everything Is Better With Spinning: Many of her attacks are this.
- Exposed to the Elements: Felicia can fight anywhere in her Fur Bikini, be it in the hot depths of the Makai, or the arctic regions of Canada/Japan.
- Foreign Fanservice: She's an American and has the largest bust and hips of the Darkstalkers ladies.
- For Happiness: Her outlook on life in a nutshell.
- Friend to All Children: Felicia loves children and wishes to take care of those who cannot defend themselves.
- Genki Girl: Her eccentricities sometimes approach Cloudcuckoolander levels.
- Gratuitous English: When it's her turn: "Let's dance!"
- Idol Singer: Has become this in the game's mixed universe, to the point Karin Kanzuki's family had a lot of money banking on her Battle Musical performance with Wonder Momo.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover
- Meaningful Name: Felicia (and male name counterpart Felix) means happiness. Fits well for Felicia since she wishes to coexist with humans in peace. There's also the obvious similarity with "feline" too.
- Ms. Fanservice: Competes with Morrigan on this.
- Natural Weapon: Those claws of hers aren't just for show.
- Nice Girl: Felicia is definitely the kindest of the Darkstalkers cast, and still seems to stand out in this game despite its giant ensemble cast containing plenty of real good folks.
- Prehensile Tail
- Rapunzel Hair: Long enough to reach past her waist and cover her bare butt. Its general shape is also reminiscent of a lion's mane, which adds to her feline image.
- Running Gag: The real nature of her fur bikini.
- Also, Felicia constantly calling King a fellow Darkstalker despite King explaining to her over and over that he isn't a Darkstalker, he's just a human Luchador wearing a jaguar mask. This long running gag also serves a a setup for another joke, as King (after complaining endless times about how dumb and dense Felicia can be) suddenly realizes that Felicia is a Darkstalker instead of a woman cosplaying as a cat as he believed all along.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Like with the rest of her body, Felicia bares her back wholly, then again, she's technically naked.
- She-Fu: Combines fighting with her natural cat-grace and flexibility. Some of her moves even flash her butt.
- She's Got Legs
- Token Good Teammate: The most unambiguously good character from the Darkstalkers series and possibly overall in the game.
- True Blue Femininity: Technically this as the only blue is in her hair.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: She walks about everywhere in her Fur Bikini.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Is tag team partners with Tekken's King. One of their tag supers is a double Shining Wizard.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She's got so much you could lose yourself in it.
- Anti-Villain Protagonist (Type I): He's the main character of Darkstalkers according to Capcom, but shows the traits of both anti-heroes and anti-villains.
- Anything That Moves
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He's high nobility and definitely dangerous to know. The "evil" part is subverted in that he's not as much evil as much simply has great ambitions.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Badass Cape
- Battle Aura: It's also used to protect him from sunlight as he recovers his powers.
- Blood Knight: Combat and seduction are the only amusements of his endless life.
- Chick Magnet: Subverted. In a rare occurrence for the Head of Maximoff, the ladies in this game are decidedly not all over him.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite wielding dark powers (such as turning into a demon), he's not an evil demon, just immortal idle rich.
- Gratuitous English: Come his turn: "Let's play."
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Spell My Name with an "S":
- Demitri, Dimitri, or Dimitry? Even in this wiki, we have the same problem.
- An in-universe instance occurs in this game, with Andaba mistaking his name as "Dimetre Moxamiff". Even his surname wasn't safe. He was not amused.
- Stepford Slasher Smile: His seemingly perpetual smirk borders on this.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Hardy har.
- Vampires Are Rich: He does belong to one of Makai's noble houses.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: Apparently has this reputation.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her iconic outfit technically "only" possesses an Impossibly-Low Neckline and a cut-out right below said neckline that, combined, reveal her entire cleavage and the top part of her stomach.
- Anything That Moves: Standard fare for succubi. Downplayed, as the nature of the game doesn't usually allow her to do more than flirt and find people "interesting" and "fun".
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted, she's a Makai high noble, but has been explicitly confirmed as Chaotic Neutral by Capcom.
- Badass Princess: The uncrowned Head of the Aensland house may look frail and dainty, but she can and will kick your ass.
- Big Fancy Castle
- Blood Knight: Combat and seduction are the only amusements of her endless life.
- Cape Wings
- Capcom Sequel Stagnation: This game is her first appearance with updated voice work and sprites since the original Darkstalkers. Keep in mind we're talking about the difference between 1994 and 2005. Fans looking for fighting games in particular had to wait even longer for the advent of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom to fix this.
- Combat Stilettos
- Cool Big Sis: Is this towards Lilith, even moreso after their "link" is severed, allowing them to coexist as two different people.
- Curtains Match the Window: Gorgeous green eyes to go along with her gorgeous green hair.
- Dimensional Traveler: Should be the only Darkstalker who can cross between the human and infernal worlds, but then there's the crossover effect as well as the plot.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Her Darkness Illusion super and Astral Vision dark force.
- Energy Ball: Her Soul Fist.
- Femme Fatale: A more benevolent version, taking cues from the Good Bad Girl and The Tease. She's the closest you'll get to a heroic Vamp.
- Foreign Fanservice: HOT SCOT!
- Friendly Neighborhood Horny Devils: She was the page's former postergirl with Lilith for a reason, as they are the co-reigning Goddesses of Succubi.
- Fusion Dance: Tries this with Lilith, though the evil sword-eating sword Soul Edge sitting nearby instead severs their psychic bond and turns them into separate beings. She clearly doesn't mind, however.
- It Amused Me: Standard fare for Morrigan in crossover games, this is her reason for tagging along here.
- Lust: Personified, although she arguably veers toward Ethical Slut territory.
- Meaningful Name/Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Named after a figure from Irish/Celtic mythology whose name can mean "great queen," "phantom queen," or "terror." While Morrigan wasn't born in Ireland (she was actually discovered in Scotland), she shares more than a few traits. For one, due to the death of adopted father Belial, Morrigan is only Emperor Enma's passing away from technically being the ruler of Makai. The Morrigan is also a goddess of both fertility and war, not unlike Morrigan herself.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Noblewoman's Laugh
- Scotireland: Irish name, has elements characteristic of an Irish/Celtic goddess, yet with Scottish ancestry and has been known to be dubbed in some games with a Scottish accent.
- Screw Yourself/Twin Sisters Incest: Good Lord, if the way she beckoned Lilith to fuse back together did not suggest this…
- Split at Birth
- Statuesque Stunner: Makes the cut at 172cm/5'8".
- Stripperiffic: Her standard outfit? It's made of bats that swarm around her and magically transform into a very skintight leotard and pantyhose/tights combination, with some nearly detached sleeves, go-go boots, and a feather-frilled, Absolute Cleavage-baring Impossibly-Low Neckline. And there is nothing underneath.
- Upper-Class Twit: An insanely powerful demon who just wants to party. She also mixes this with shades of Rebellious Princess (she is the adopted daughter of the former ruler of Makai). For the most part, Morrigan's dialogue basically involves her causing headaches for the other characters, only becoming somewhat more serious when Lilith comes into play.
- Winged Humanoid: With an extra pair of miniaturized, presumably decorative ones on her head.
- Absolute Cleavage: A departure from the typical self-imposed A-Cup Angst…well, at least the A-Cup part. The angst is still there when we see her.
- Anything That Moves: Standard fare for succubi, though it comes across more as an accidental/innocent Interplay of Sex and Violence courtesy of a lonesome child.
- Artificial Succubus
- Badass Adorable
- Can't Live Without You / Cloning Blues: Is desperately trying to find and join together with Morrigan to survive.
- Combat Stilettos
- Dark Is Not Evil: Think Morrigan, but even more benevolent. The only reason she was following Zabel early on was due to Zabel's manipulation. Her attacks are even named in opposition of Morrigan, with a light theme as opposed to her dark theme, such as Shining Blade compared to Morrigan's Shadow Blade.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Her Luminous Illusion super and Mirror Doll Dark Force.
- Enemy Without/Shadow Archetype: As she is a part of Morrigan's soul that was separated from her by Belial, this is the logical conclusion of her self-awareness.
- Fille Fatale: She's essentially a younger version of Morrigan, so this was to be expected.
- Fusion Dance: See Morrigan's entry.
- Genki Girl
- Friendly Neighborhood Horny Devils: Same deal as Morrigan, if not more so.
- Impossibly-Low Neckline
- Little Miss Badass: Technically speaking...
- Meaningful Name: Lilith, originally appearing in myths as a Mesopotamian storm demon who was associated with the element of wind and a bearer of disease, illness, and death, is known in Jewish folklore as Adam's first wife (apparently, Eve was his Second Love) who refused to become subservient to him. She is usually referred to as a succubus herself.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Really 300 Years Old
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. She's a naturally cheery, happy-go-lucky girl who is undergoing an existential crisis and being misguided by Zabel.
- Screw Yourself/Twin Sisters Incest: How could Morrigan's fusion request not be interpreted as asking for this?
- Split at Birth
- Stripperiffic: Basically a lolita-style version of Morrigan's outfit with a different colour scheme. She is technically a loli version of Morrigan, after all.
- Winged Humanoid: Similar to Morrigan.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
- Killer Robot
- Mooks: The playable one is not in the game, but several models working as cannon fodder.
From Captain Commando
Druk, Shturm, and Shturm Jr.
From Dino Crisis
From Final Fight
From Lost Worlds
Unknown Soldiers 1P & 2P
- Assist Character: The Mobilsuits from Side Arms: Hyper Dyne serve them as support characters.
- Continuity Nod: There are a few references to Bios, the Big Bad from their origin game, in the game. They were in the middle of fighting him just when they were yanked into the Namco X Capcom plot, actually.
- Cool Shades: Both sports some nice shades.
- The Gunslinger: Both use fierarms as their main weaponry.
- Humongous Mecha: Both Mobilsuits combine into one during their Multiple Assault with Sylphie.
- The Nameless: Both have never been given any names, and have went on without one their whole life. They don't really mind or care, and tell the others to call them whenever they want. Sylphie is the one to christen them "Unknown Super Soldiers" after Felicia's failed attempt.
- More Dakka: They use submachine guns to attack.
- Salt and Pepper: 1P is white, 2P is black.
- Super Soldiers
From Ghosts 'n Goblins
- Belly Mouth: Much like Astaroth.
- One-Winged Angel: He's much stronger than Astaroth.
- Split Personality Takeover: Nebiroth was created when Astaroth's soul was split into two, a punishment he suffered after losing to Arthur in the past. When he's killed, Nebiroth takes over his body entirely.
Red Arremer Joker
- Continuity Nod: Plenty of hints are thrown throughout the game about Joker being the Red Arremer Firebrand from the Gargoyles Quest series, more specifically the protagonist of the third game, Demon's Crest.
- Defector from Decadence: Seeing the chaotic state of the Demon Village and the bad guy's side, which reminded him of the chaos back during the "War of the Crest", Joker decides to abandon his duties, even if it meant "living in disgrace", and die fighting Arthur and the good guys in order to test their strenght and see if they could restore balance to all worlds.
- The Dragon: To Astaroth, to the point he refuses to assist Nebiroth once he takes over.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Anyone want to question the badassery of the big red gargoyle?
- The Leader: He's the leader of all Red Arremers forming the Makai Village's army.
- Noble Demon
- Playing with Fire
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: A long time ago, he fought in the "War of the Crest" (a reference to Demon's Crest) for the sake of the Makai Village.
- Winged Humanoid: Gargoyle-style wings.
- Worthy Opponent: Seems to regard Arthur as this.
From Mega Man Legends
Rock Volnutt / Rockman Trigger
- Arm Cannon: Naturally but in this case it's part of his armor instead of his arm.
- Badass: He's a digger. This means battling Reaverbots as big as he is or larger on a regular basis with an arsenal of rocket launchers, lasers, energy busters, and more.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His past as Rockman Trigger is strongly hinted at by Juno here.
- Expy: Of the original Rockman. His having a troubled backstory also makes him something of a counterpart to Zero, however.
- Multi-Ranged Master: His arsenal of weapons is enormous, including a variety of bomb and missile launchers, lasers, and energy projectiles. His Blade Arm even allows him to fire Sword Beams.
- Mr. Fanservice: A boyish version. This explains his status as the Fandom Bycicle by the Legends fandom.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: The Shining Laser is his most powerful weapon, able to rapidly deplete any opponent's health in seconds (if they let him hold still to aim it).
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: He is the only Rockman incarnation who doesn't wear a helmet by default.
- Love Triangle: With Roll and Tron. He can be considered the Archie to Roll's Betty and Tron's Veronica.
- Oblivious to Love: He is oblivious of any affections directed towards him by any of the female characters.
- Macross Missile Massacre: He can do this with the fully upgraded Active Buster.
- Really 700 Years Old: He was found sealed in a ruin, so it's hard to tell how old Volnutt really is. Juno hints at this by referring to him with the name Trigger.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Like other characters in his series it's hard to draw the line between human and robot with him, as Cyborgs are commonplace, but he mostly leans to the latter.
- Swiss Army Appendage: While his right arm is always equipped with his handy Mega Buster, his left arm can be fitted with a greater variety of attachments.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia
- Anime Hair: Not the most out-there in this game but it's still pretty silly.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Roll's Betty towards Rock.
- Breakout Character: Along with Rock himself, she's the character everyone knows. She got her own spinoff for a reason.
- Distressed Damsel: Despite her Gesellschaft getting into tough shape, this is averted thanks to her Kobuns as well as, oddly enough, the Space Policewomen assigned to arrest her.
- Evil Counterpart: To Roll, as the weapons expert of the Bonnes who builds and pilots their robots.
- Loveable Rogue: She's very likeable for a pirate.
- Punny Name: If you're going by the Japanese pronunciation of her last name as "Bone", that is. Somewhat fitting, considering her series' habit of naming its various characters after musical terms and instruments.
- Teen Genius: She may be a teenager, but she has the skills to build and repair robots the size of houses.
- Tsundere: Normally very hot-tempered and angry, but she has a soft side that comes out sometimes.
- Team Mom: For the Kobuns.
- Villain Protagonist: Just so we don't forget that she's still a notorious pirate, her introduction to the story as well as Hiromi and Masuyo's is them trying to arrest her.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: She wants Rock Volnutt.
- Affably Evil: Unfailingly polite and courteous to both friends and foes alike, casually tries to remind Rock of his Mysterious Past. Treats plans for universal chaos and mass genocide like minor gimmicks to pass the time.
- Captain Ersatz: Juno reminds some players of Xelloss from the Slayers series, from the perpetually closed eyes to the creepy carefree smile. Both characters are also voiced by Akira Ishida.
- Eyes Always Shut: That said, they do change shape with his expressions when closed.
- Graceful Loser: When he falls to Rock and Roll in chapter 44, he accepts his defeat gracefully, commenting on how he lost to Trigger again before going kaboom.
- Knight of Cerebus: Not for the entire game, because he's only one of many such serious villains here, but he is this for Rock and Roll's storyline, as Rock gets considerably darker around Juno due to the hidden memories of Rock's time as Trigger.
- Raymanian Limbs
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: His hair is a pink-violet color.
From Resident Evil: Dead Aim
- Adaptational Heroic Build: He bulks up quite a bit in this game compared to his original appearance, in which he was really thin, yet still quite badass with guns.
- Composite Expy: Of Chris Redfield (as tag partner to Regina, the Jill Valentine Expy) and Leon S. Kennedy (with his dynamic with Fong Ling, the Ada Wong Expy, referenced from their original game).
- The Gunslinger
- Leeroy Jenkins / Military Maverick: Known amongst fellow agents in and out of US-STRATCOM for being quite reckless yet still managing to complete his missions.
- More Dakka / Walking Armory: Implied, as Lei-Lei somehow has access to some of his weapons, along with Fong Ling and Regina's, as part of the Hyperspace Arsenal she unleashes for their Multiple Assault attack.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Has this with both Fong Ling and Regina, who both consider him to be something of an idiot.
- Unexpected Character: Both Bruce and Fong Ling's appearance in this game is a matter of quid pro quo / meta crossover effect, due to Capcom's Gun Survivor series of games, which RE:DA is the last of, supporting Namco's GunCon technology.
- Chinese Action Girl
- Consummate Professional
- Deadpan Snarker
- Expy: Of Ada Wong, though it's less clear here — she and Bruce vaguely hint at the storyline events of their original game's story, in which she pretty much plays this straight.
- Irony: The Resident Evil protagonist forms a tag team with a Chinese Zombie.
- More Dakka / Walking Armory: Aside from the weapons they carry on hand, she, Bruce, and Regina all have additional weapons of their own within Lei-Lei's Hyperspace Arsenal which she breaks out for their Multiple Assault attack.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Implied to have this attitude towards Bruce ever since they fell in love at the end of their original game. That said, their relationship status isn't exactly clear here.
- Unexpected Character: See Bruce's entry above for the perfectly good reason why these two would be picked to represent the Resident Evil / Biohazard franchise over any of the much more famous characters from the main games that they were based off of.
From Rival Schools
- Berserk Button: If you use innocent people as guinea pigs and then as meat shields, or even worse children... it's best that Hiryu never discovers that, lest you want to end up in tiny pieces.
- Bishōnen: In Marvel vs. Capcom and beyond.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": The kanji on Hiryu's outfit is the head character on his name (飛 or Hi).
- Child Prodigy: The youngest Strider to attain the greatest rank in the organization.
- Consummate Professional: Describes Hiryu's personality very well.
- Cool Sword: His cypher.
- Crazy Enough to Work / Determinator: When Zuhl's Lens dragon can't reach our heroes and take them off the self-destructing Balrog battleship, what does Hiryu come up with to pass this hurdle? Simple—get everyone launched to the dragon using the catapult.
- Heroes "R" Us: By default, really—the Striders are a Private Military Contractor with a ninja theme, but the Grandmaster refuses to hire them (except for Hien) so Hiryu doesn't get any heel work.
- Ninja: As a Strider he comes pretty damn close, at least.
- Highly-Visible Ninja: Well, look at him. The blue, close-fitting outfit was a step in the right direction, the red scarf and glowing sword were not. The action is great, but doesn't involve a lot of stealth.
- Ninja Run
- One-Man Army
- A Protagonist Is Ryu
- Scarf of Asskicking
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Hiryu's responses to villains' threats.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Hiryu displays his well-toned arms proudly.
- Slide Attack
- Super Soldier
- Super Speed: He's fast. Really fast.