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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 Jane's feelings for him, he only regards her as a friend and a rival.
* 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.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Based on legendary ninja Hanzo Hattori.
* 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
* 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
* 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 three years ahead of hers![[note]]''World Heroes 2: Jet'' was released in '95, whereas ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' didn't come out until '98.[[/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.
* 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}}: Enryuu Ha 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.
* 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: Janne and Ryoko.
* JeanneDArchetype: As if her name wasn't a dead giveaway.
%%* LadyOfWar
* LongHairIsFeminine: Has RapunzelHair and is the GirlyGirl to Ryoko's {{tomboy}}
%%* NobleWomansLaugh
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: 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 [[SoulSeries Ivy's]] by six years.
** ShapeshifterWeapon: Her sword can even transform into a bow and arrow.

[[WMG:Kim Dragon]]

* 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 {{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.
* 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, [[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
* CatchPhrase: "NUMBER ONE!" Also, at least 90% of his dialogue revolves around muscles and exercise.
%%* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1.
* FriendToAllChildren: His profile states that he has a soft spot for children.
* 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'' 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.
%%* ProWrestlingIsReal
%%* UnderwearOfPower
* 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]]


* ActionBomb: One of his specials involves blowing his ENTIRE UPPER BODY UP. Like [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stroheim]], that does not keep him down for long.
* BadFuture: Brocken comes from a timeline where {{Nazi}}s won the WWII.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Mostly subverted after the first game, what with his comic relief-laden endings.
* {{Expy}}: Of Brocken Jr. from ''{{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).
%%* NiceHat
* ThoseWackyNazis: Brocken was created by Dr. Brown for the Nazi to win the WWII, getting the nazi attire. After the defeat, Dr. Brown reprogrammed Brocken to help him with his ArmyOfTheAges.

[[WMG:Julius Carn]]

%%* BeardOfEvil
* BloodKnight: A loud person who likes to eat, fight and conquer other civilizations.
* IHaveManyNames: Mostly known just as ''J.Carn''.
%%* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Based on Genghis Khan.
* ShoutOut: His Mouko Hakkyoku Do shoulder tackle is based on Uighur's from FistOfTheNorthStar.
* SpikesOfVillainy: He has one spiked shoulder-guard. Expect him to use it for tackling.


%%* AnythingThatMoves: Just... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiB9_FZ-6-s Just look at this video]] -> video offline
%%* BadassPreacher
* FireIceLightning: His Fire Ball 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.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A truly and hilariously frightening take on the "Mad Monk" Rasputin.
* 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 NeoGeo heroes in ''Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting''. Also, he appears in ''The King Of Fighters XIII'' mentioning [[Characters/ArtOfFighting Art of Fighting Team]] story.
* {{Expy}}: Of another Dr. Brown. [[Characters/BackToTheFuture GREAT SCOTT!]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Dr. Brown also is based on AlbertEinstein.
%%* NonActionGuy

[[WMG:(Neo) Geegus]]

* BlobMonster: A liquid metal variety.
* TheBoss: Of ''World Heroes'' as Geegus.
** SubBoss: Of ''World Heroes 2'' as Neo Geegus.
* 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]].
%%* PunnyName: Neo Geo
* 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]]

* BadassAdorable: Just look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0amp0UMvecQ her character select animation @ 0:06]]!
%%* CuteBruiser
%%* FlexingThoseNonBiceps: One of her win poses from ''Jet'' onwards features this.
* {{Gainaxing}}: In one of her winpose and in her selection portrait in ''Perfect''.
%%* GenkiGirl
* GirlyGirlAndTomboy: Janne and Ryoko.
* 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 Ryouko Tani]].
%%* PluckyGirl
* 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 take form in a GhostShip and a [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks shark]].
* {{Mascot}}: Kidd has a vulture as mascot, that appears in his intro and winposes.
%%* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Based on the real Captain Kidd.
* NoShirtLongJacket: Kidd wers a long blue jacket with golden parts and [[WalkingShirtlessScene nothing else]].
%%* {{Pirate}}
* 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.
* 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
%%* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Seems to be based on Joe Montana; note the initials and the uniform colors
* 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!"
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning


* BodyPaint: Mudman has ritual bodypaint with white and green colors.
* ExpressiveMask: As seen in his defeated portrait.
* 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.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on the Muay Thai legend Nai Khanom Tom. Also, his mode of dress closely mirrors [[Characters/StreetFighterII Sagat]].
* RedBoxingGloves: Unlike other Muay Thai practitioners, Shura uses red gloves to fight, similar to boxing gloves (if not are these ones).
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene
* 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
* 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.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Somewhere between 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
* BodyHorror: Various of his shapeshifting aren't good looking.
* {{Expy}}: of Manga/{{Baoh}} (In terms of appearance) and [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio]] (The name, the use of "Muda Muda" and "Wry!").
* 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
* 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!
%%* EvilRedhead
* FlungClothing: Shreds his black cloak and top hat in his intro.
* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: Half this, half Spring-Heeled Jack.
* 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.


%%* BladeOnAStick
%%* BloodKnight
* BreathWeapon: He can take a big swig of alcohol from a bottle he keeps... and then immediately [[PlayingWithFire breathe fire]] at the opponent.
%%* TheBrute: To Zeus before his HeelFaceTurn.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His name is the Japanese spelling of Lu Bu. Yes, as in [[Franchise/DynastyWarriors "Do not pursue Lu Bu!"]]


* BigBadWannabe: Neo-Dio kills him after the first round in ''Perfect''.
%%* BlondGuysAreEvil
* DemotedToDragon: Zeus wass TheBoss in ''Jet'', but only served as SubBoss in ''Perfect''.
%%* LargeAndInCharge
%%* SNKBoss

!'''World Heroes Perfect'''

[[WMG: Son Gokuu]]

%%* IdiotHair
* MesACrowd: Can make duplicates of himself.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of the Monkey King himself from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.
* TakenForGranite: Can turns himself into a statue to land on his enemy.