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->''"I was a rodeo clown for six years. You're gonna hafta step it up, shorty!"''
-->-- '''Jan''', ''Film/MrDeeds''

A fighter who utilizes comedy as a weapon. They may look wacky, utilize slapstick in their attacks, or have a goofy voice, but otherwise they play as well as any other fighter. This is not the JokeCharacter, as those are characters that are purposefully bad, nor is it the LethalJokeCharacter, which is when a Joke Character ultimately has some hidden utility. This is simply a character that just looks and acts silly without being a bad character.
Keep in mind that, in order to be considered a fighting clown, a character has to be either:
* In a serious fighting game, a normally silly character, or
* In a silly fighting game full of wacky characters, a character even ''wackier'' than the other fighters.

If a game runs on RuleOfCool, this guy runs on RuleOfFunny. Basically, fighting clowns are those fighting game characters that stand out from the roster because they're sillier than the rest of the cast without being a JokeCharacter. Look for them in any fighting game -- you'll usually find at least ''one'' character that stands out due to this (unless the role of the game's silly character is already filled by the Joke Character).

Many a fighting clown uses ConfusionFu as his/her/its fighting style and/or is an ImprobableWeaponUser.

See also LethalJokeCharacter. Compare MechanicallyUnusualFighter, which is about the actual mechanics rather than the character's wacky appearance (although the two may overlap) and BewareTheSillyOnes. [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Nothing to do with]] MonsterClown.

Not to be confused with MagicalClown, which is always about literal clowns.


* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has tons of these, and then some. Starting with the first game:
** '''Yoshimitsu'''. [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Both of them]]. Eccentric RobinHood-[[JustLikeRobinHood esque]] {{ninja}}[=/=]{{samurai}}[=/=]''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot something]]'' who is almost always clad in odd getups. A master of ConfusionFu who will ''destroy'' you if you don't take him seriously. Also, Kuma, Heihachi's [[CoolPet pet]], a [[BearsAreBadNews fighting bear]], and [[CoolOldGuy Wang Jinrei]], with his NoblewomansLaugh and DirtyOldMan tendencies.
** The second game introduces the Roger family [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg (and Alex)]], a genetically engineered BoxingKangaroo, his wife, [[ActionMom and her son]] and a [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs boxing utaharaptor]] respectively.
** ''Tekken 3'' adds Ling Xiaoyu, a childish GenkiGirl, a CuteBruiser, and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and her pet, a panda [[ADogNamedDog called Panda]] who is a PaletteSwap of Kuma, with the only difference being the species (Kuma is a grizzly) and the fact that Panda is female. There is also [[DittoFighter Mokujin]], a living wooden training dummy who awakens when it senses a great evil and communicates through [[TheUnintelligible wood noises]], and Gon, a little orange dinosaur and [[GuestFighter the main character]] of a [[Manga/{{Gon}} manga of the same name]], who breaths fire [[{{Fartillery}} and uses farts as a weapon]]. Dr. Bosconovitch, meanwhile, is more of a LethalJokeCharacter.
** Surprisingly, ''Tekken 4'' ''doesn't'' have one, with the possible exception of Combot, a DittoFighter with a PunnyName who replaces Mokujin.
** Then, in ''Tekken 6'' there's [[BigFun Bob]], a morbidly obese yet [[{{Acrofatic}} acrobatic]] [[{{Eagleland}} American]].
* Voldo and Dampierre in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur]]''.
** Voldo is equal parts creepy and silly. After having spent so long in complete darkness, his eyes no longer function properly and his skin is pale-white. He also dresses in what can only be described as "some sort of bondage gear" and is the only character in which crab-walking (crawling face-up on one's hands and feet) is a large part of their fighting technique. Apparently he's gotten so good at it that he can easily and rapidly cover ground with it.
** Practically all of Dampierre's moveset places him squarely in this trope. Some attacks cause him to land face first into his "Poker Bluff" stance and a particular kick can put him into the "[[FakeWeakness Fake Pain]]" stance - both at random. To the uninitiated, this makes him seem like a [[JokeCharacter throwaway character]] as it puts him in undesirable situations - until one finds out that's how he launches his [[LethalJokeCharacter most powerful attacks]]. If he wasn't silly enough, he has a throw were he spanks the opponent (regardless of gender), a Russian kick dance that causes him and the opponent to go up in the air, and moonwalks whenever you move back with him. And his OneHitKill involves him conning the opponent. In ''Soulcalibur V'', his OneHitKill is replaced with a super move where he gives his opponent a [[AssShove kancho]].
* Faust (formerly Dr. Baldhead) from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is an eccentric, 9-foot tall doctor that fights with a giant scalpel and gives surprise rectal exams. He is otherwise a very technical and effective Faux-[[MightyGlacier Mighty Glacier.]] Also in the series are May, the resident [[GenkiGirl Genki Girl]] who [[AnchorsAway fights with an anchor]] and [[TheBeastmaster various cute sea life]]; Bridget, a [[KillerYoYo Yo-yo-wielding]] young [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdresser]]; Zappa, a man possessed by ghosts that fights with bizarre movements a la ''Movie/TheExorcist''; and Robo-Ky, a [[CaptainObvious Robotic version of Ky]] complete with missiles and rocket boosters. Despite all of these eccentricities, Guilty Gear is not known for having ''any'' joke characters.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has several:
** Luigi started out as a MovesetClone of Mario, but through DivergentCharacterEvolution several of his attacks were redesigned or replaced to represent his status as TheKlutz of the Mario series. For instance, both Mario and Luigi have a jumping punch attack, but Luigi now lands on his head afterward, and his dash attack involves him flailing about like a child.
** Several others have just plain weird movesets. Mr UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch fights by pulling out random equipment from his own games, pulling out things like turtles, flags, buckets, keys and other mundane things. [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] is a CombatPragmatist who fights using a random assortment of wacky attacks and odd abilities, such as biting his opponent, [[GroinAttack punching them in the groin]] and ''[[{{Fartillery}} farting]]'' on them. Bowser Jr. fights in a literal clown car that's equipped with weapons like [[ThisIsADrill drills]], wrecking balls, a cannon, a ''fork'', and the clown face sticking its tongue out. And then there's Duck Hunt, a trio composed of the dog, a duck, and the unseen hunter from ''VideoGame/DuckHunt'' who use exploding tin cans and clay pigeons, can summon 8-bit mobsters and gunmen from thin air to fire at their opponents, and whose [[LimitBreak Final Smash]] involves their opponents getting caught in the middle of an 8-bit shoot-out between cowboys and gangsters.
** [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing The Villagers]] and [[VideoGame/WiiFit Wii Fit Trainers]] come from completely ''nonviolent'' games and manage to weaponize what they can do. The former uses a variety of tools and actions from their source game to do battle, such as planting/growing trees, digging holes, and picking weeds, and their ability to store virtually anything in their {{Hammerspace}} pockets has been taken UpToEleven, allowing them to CatchAndReturn even energy projectiles. The latter's moveset consists entirely of [[IKnowMaddenKombat exercise routines and yoga poses]] used to beat opponents into submission, one of which has inexplicably gained the ability to gather [[ThePowerOfTheSun the energy of the sun]] into a deadly projectile.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** While most of the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' characters have deeper motivation for fighting, Zangief is a bear wrestler in a speedo who dances with Gorbachev in his ending.
** By the time of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'', Blanka solidly takes this role. Among other things, he has become TheUnintelligible in the storyline, he befriended de facto JokeCharacter Dan Hibiki, and one of his super moves is shaking fruit from a tree.
** In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' adds El Fuerte, a ChefOfIron[=/=]MaskedLuchador, and Rufus, a loud mouth, obese American [[{{Acrofatic}} with surprising acrobatic abilities]] who may be a ShoutOut to ''Film/BeverlyHillsNinja''.
** Dan Hibiki started out as a JokeCharacter, with occasional hints of LethalJokeCharacter showing up in some games, but since he was made more balanced in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' he's been leaning between either an effective LethalJokeCharacter or this trope.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' makes Birdie into one, by giving him the ability to throw {{banana peel}}s and soda cans to attack, which is a sharp departure from the series' usual mix of realistic, but slightly embellished martial arts with mild supernatural elements.
** Unusually for a Shadaloo elite officer, F.A.N.G. has a goofy style of fighting that looks lanky and uncoordinated (accentuated by his oversized sleeves and unusually narrow facial profile). His Critical Art even has him take to the skies and flap his arms like a bird to spread poison around himself.
* In ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' there are ''four'' of these characters, one on the [[Creator/TatsunokoProduction Tatsunoko]] side, and three on the Creator/{{Capcom}} side. The Tatsunoko side has Anime/HakushonDaimao, a fat, comical [[GenieInABottle genie]] that comes from a comedy anime instead of an action/mecha one, [[NonStandardCharacterDesign looks much more cartoony]] than his other fellow Tatsunoko characters, fights with [[ImprobableWeaponUser a hand on a stick]], and one of his supers involves [[{{Fartillery}} farting on the enemy]]. The Creator/{{Capcom}} side has VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe, [[VideoGame/MegaMan Roll]], a robot modeled after a little girl who fights with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser broom]], and [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West]], a photographer whose attacks involve baseball bats, supermarket carts, zombies, among many other things.
** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' brings ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} into the mix. While his moves are only slightly unorthodox, the voice clips that accompany them are hilarious... [[MostAnnoyingSound the first hundred thousand times, anyway.]] ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]]'' brings back Frank West, and introduces [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]], who doesn't do anything one would expect from a fighting game character. All of his attack animations are of lawyery stuff, like reading documents. Even his level 3 hyper is merely accusing the opponent of a crime. They still do damage, though, and in the case of the latter it's the single most damaging move ''in the game''.
* ComicBook/TheJoker in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''. Literal example and a good match. He fights using all kind of [[ImprobableWeaponUser weird gadgetry]], like [[ExtendoBoxingGlove boxing-glove-in-a-box-es]] and {{BANG Flag Gun}}s.
** He keeps this up in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. He has silly weapons and deadly weapons, and uses his deadly weapons in a silly manner. His super move even starts by [[PieInTheFace throwing a pie at the opponent's face]]. Despite his MonsterClown tendencies, it seems to be a completely ordinary pie, with the super animation, if it lands, having him clean it off... with a crowbar. And then when it's completely off and the opponent can see clearly, ''then'' he pulls out his gun, but waits a second before they realize what it is before firing. Then he finishes with a point-blank bazooka that he pulled out of nowhere to the face that ends up sending him flying as well. And if he wins, [[BlackComedy he douses his opponent with gasoline and watches them burn, but not before making a pun on the word fire.]] His partner-in-crime-and-maybe-love-interest Harley Quinn is arguably even sillier, with much more of an emphasis on silly weapons and pulls out a giant mallet with no problem for several moves. There's also much less BlackComedy to go with her, she's one of the few villains who doesn't kill the opponent and just opts for a kick in the face and telling them to "lighten up".
** Another literal example comes from the obscure ''VideoGame/FuunSeries'' by Creator/{{SNK}}. This guy is [[NamesTheSame also named Joker]] and he's pretty much an {{Expy}} of DC's Joker, also using [[ImprobableWeaponUser weird gadgetry]] such as huge [[DeathDealer playing cards]] and a [[WeaponizedHeadgear top hat that spins around like a buzzsaw]]. His fighting style is the most comical and wackiest of the entire series, yet he can fight on equal ground with the rest of the cast, all while riding on [[RollerbladeGood roller skates]].
* From the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series, there's Bo' Rai Cho (a [[PunnyName pun]] on the Spanish word "borracho", [[MeaningfulName which means "drunkard"]]), a pudgy OldMaster who [[DrunkenMaster gets drunk in order to fight well]] and is ToiletHumour personified. He has an attack where he [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomits on the enemy]], and a fatality where he, yup, you guessed it, ''[[OverlyLongGag farts]]'', only this time he [[FartsOnFire lights his fart]], which is so massive it engulfs the opponent in fire.
** There's also Mokap, a guy in a motion capture suit who attacks by throwing little white balls at people.
* ''VideoGame/PokkenTournament'' is a FightingGame using ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', so this would be expected: The first one to fill this role is probably the biggest UnexpectedCharacter: ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Chandelure]]'', the Luring Pokémon. It's not that strange ([[OurMonstersAreWeird by Pokémon standards mind you]]), but it's still a living ''[[AnimateInanimateObject chandelier]]'' in a FightingGame that isn't even a "unorthodox" type of game like ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Said 'mon is also considered one of the best characters in the roster, and in the hands of a skilled player veers on GameBreaker status.
* The Dancing Banana from ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}''. It looks and sounds like a joke character, but actually plays like a normal one. He does use [[EdibleAmmunition bananas as weapons]] while spouting "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" noises, though.
** There's also Dee Bee Kaw, who looks funny and utilizes some really silly attacks, but he also plays like a normal character and a pretty powerful one at that.
* Maria was a LethalJokeCharacter in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', and she also fits this trope in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''.
* Akari in ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade''.
* Goblins in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' have always been a wisecracking race of [[MadBomber mad bombers]] and [[MadScientist mad scientists]] who are relatively weak in combat, full of AI characters who offer you fetch quests while being liberal with jokes. As playable characters, they can now be as capable and hardcore as any other race, and are now parts of Horde raid groups taking down every BigBad that has ever threatened Azeroth.
* [[NinjaMaid Shannon]] from ''[[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Ougon Musoukyouku]]'' is half this and half BarrierWarrior, with her basic attacks involving attacking with cleaning implements, or doing things like [[CuteClumsyGirl dropping a tea-set on the enemy after tripping]], and girly slaps and pushes, going so far as to even call [[TheBeastmaster seagulls]] to help her in combat. She's still as effective as any other character, and doesn't have any problem in going against [[WitchSpecies the witches]] or their [[{{Familiar}} familiars]].
* From the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fighting games:
** Suika Ibuki: A young-looking oni who is, at any given time, completely drunk. Her idle animation is swaying back and forth. Her crouch has her lying on the ground. Her dial-a-combo is a series of friendly pats. And so forth.
** Suwako Moriya: What appears to be a little girl with a weird hat and a frog obsession (actually an ancient god). She crouches on the ground by default, grows a lillypad under herself, making herself taller, when she "crouches" and moves by hopping. Her dash has her move underground. She flies through the air by flapping her arms. Relatively normal attacks, though.
** Mamizou Futatsuiwa: She's a {{tanuki}} boss, so most of her attacks involve hitting the enemy with her minions shapeshifted into various youkai or objects. Possibly an example in the shmup games as well; her patterns are bizarre.
** Koishi Komeiji: Attacks include bizarre nonsense such as hatching an IdeaBulb and sneezing... and you cannot spam the sneeze attack, either; try, and Koishi will catch her nose, stifling the sneeze and intercepting her own attack. Her dash animation is also quite silly, as it has her prancing. Might also count in the shmup games, considering the Freudian imagery of one of her patterns.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters over a hundred champions]], ranging from the serious BloodKnight or TheAtoner, to silly and goofy champions. Generally, the silliness is usually portrayed in their dialogue, with very few examples of 'silly' attacks.
** Shaco is basically a demonic SerialKiller Clown. His fighting style and dialogue are mostly serious, except for his Jack In The Box, which lays a stealthed trap that stuns and attacks the first enemy (or group of enemies) to come across it and is shaped like... well... a jack in the box.
** Lulu was raised by TheFairFolk and [[CloudCuckoolander seems to have a somewhat tenuous grasp on reality]]. Her dialogue is pretty far out there, randomly proclaiming things such as, "Yup! That tasted purple!"
** Kog'Maw is a creature from The Void, which is exactly as pleasant a place as it sounds. Despite being an EldritchAbomination, however, he was basically designed to look like a [[UglyCute big (acid-spewing) puppy dog.]]
* Bonker, of ''VideoGame/{{Clayfighter}}'', is both a literal clown, and is the wackiest character in the game. From Balloon Dogs to Teeter Tots, he'll make you laugh and cry.
* Peacock, from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''. She's a malevolent, violent {{Toon}} with a wicked sense of humor. Her movements are funny and exaggerated and she drops jokes and references left and right, but her attacks are nothing to be sniffed at. Peacock utilizes a moveset chock-full of deadly keepaway toys designed to make the opponent pull their hair out in frustration.
** To a lesser extent, due to the nature of the game, many of the characters are fighting clowns. For example, we have a pieced-together catgirl that [[HurricaneOfPuns regularly sprouts cat puns]], [[note]]Ms. Fortune[[/note]] a sadistic nurse-ninja that uses medical tools as weapons, [[note]]Valentine[[/note]] A circus acrobat with gigantic muscular arms in her hat, [[note]]Cerebella[[/note]] and a large man in a trenchcoat that beats his opponents with various band instruments. (including a fully playable trumpet.)[[note]]Big Band[[/note]]
* Cait Sith from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is a robotic cat riding a robotic obese moogle. Though considered TheScrappy by many, his stats are nonetheless competent and he's the best permanent mage on the party shy of [[TheHero Cloud]] himself. He only has two {{Limit Break}}s, but his initial Dice Limit is something of a DiscOneNuke... [[ConfusionFu sometimes]].
* Quina Quen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''; looks like a Chef with his tongue sticking out and wields a giant dinner fork as a weapon. S/he also has one of the best attack stats in the game as well as [[PowerCopying Blue magic]].
* In ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie's attacks seen so far include waving a giant foam finger, inflating her body, licking her opponent and raining cupcakes on her opponent for her [[LimitBreak super attack]].
** In [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the show]], there is an episode where the main characters get into a large fight against hordes of {{Mooks}}. Pinkie Pie starts off by blasting the bad guys with her Party Cannon, which is basically a cannon designed to fire out and set up a party on short notice. Assuming she hasn't changed the ammunition, she's basically blasting people with cakes and balloons. While work on the game began before the show, the episode made Pinkie Pie's Fighting Clown style [[JustForPun canon]].
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] [[MonsterClown (fittingly)]] conforms to this role in the ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' games. Most of his moveset {{Robotech|ing}}s unpredictably upon attacking, his walk animation is [[SillyWalk exaggeratedly silly enough]] to gain access to the [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Ministry of Silly Walks]], and, in the first game, he would sometimes [[BreakingTheFourthWall hum the game's victory music to himself!]] Hell, his character title is "Mad Mage."
* Mad Clown in ''Super VideoGame/PunchOut'' starts out being a clownish expy of Bear Hugger, but come his second knockdown and "Show Time," he quickly proves himself to be one of the most aggravating opponents in the game.
* The Blacker Baron of ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' is funny and prone to being the ButtMonkey, and likes to work in Music/MichaelJackson dancing for some of his attacks. He also possesses one of the [[{{Shoryuken}} most damaging attacks in the entire game.]]
* The ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' series features several competent warriors, each of which can decimate small armies without much effort, all while looking [[RuleOfCool absurdly cool]]. And then, there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNL6AI59vu0 Yoshiaki Mogami]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXWiHy2r6KE Hideaki Kobayakawa]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knmG83PcUUk Sorin Otomo]] (as seen in gameplay videos of ''Sengoku Basara 3 UTAGE''). In the case of Hideaki, ''he isn't even trying to attack his enemies!'' He's just really, '''''[[UpToEleven really]]''''' [[TheKlutz clumsy]]... and [[BigEater hungry]].
* ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' has some pretty goofy cast members along side all the badasses. VideoGame/FatPrincess (seen above smacking [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] around) is an obese DanceBattler that runs people down in her search for cake, [[VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper PaRappa]] deflects projectiles by swinging his skateboard at them and raps for his ultimate attack, [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Sackboy]] controls space by imagining a fan into existence, which he then uses to blow cake and jam at his enemies and Toro copies half the FightingGame pantheon's moves while replacing their KiAttacks with mochi rice cakes.
* [[BearyFunny Teddie]] in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. All other characters are either humans or [[RobotGirl things that look]] [[PhysicalGod like humans]]. He's a colorful walking cartoon teddy bear, who makes funny cartoonish expressions while doing comical looking attacks. He ''does'' have a human form, but only shows it in win animations.
* [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients Meepo]] in his ''VideoGame/{{DOTA 2}}'' incarnation is a short guy with nets that beats you up with a shovel and the help of his clone, also wielding shovel. Rubick's possibly this given the oft-improbable animations for his stolen spells.
* ''VideoGame/JStarsVictoryVs'' has Manga/BoboboboBobobo, with [[Manga/{{Gintama}} Gintoki Sakata]] and [[Anime/ChinyukiTaroToYukainaNakamaTachi Taro Yamada]] having some properties of this as well.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and other {{Role Playing Game}}s by Nippon Ichi usually have one or two each. ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', for instance, had Tink, a perverted French frog whose specials include a Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog-style RollingAttack (complete with sound effects!) and [[SuicideAttack blowing himself up]].
** Beginning with ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', almost every NIS strategy game has Asagi, a refugee from a cancelled Nippon Ichi title known as Makai Wars. This fact is generally played for laughs as she attempts to defeat the main character of each game she visits and take over their role. Her appearance in Disgaea 2 had her reusing her Makai Kingdom sprites (making her much smaller than the rest of the cast, not to mention out of step with the game's art style) and Soul Nomad allowed you to recruit multiple copies of her by repeatedly winning her story event, allowing you to build an entire army of Asagis (not possible with any other unique character). Oh, and her idle animation in most of her later appearances? Enthusiastic air-guitaring.
* One recurring joke in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' is the inclusion of pandas in many parts of the game. One such joke is the Pandaren Brewmaster, a neutral hero who is a big, fluffy panda with [[DrunkenMaster beer-related]] abilities. Despite this he is considered a pretty good hero, his Drunken Haze / Breath of Fire combo can be devastating when used on a cluster of units, and as a result he is often picked up in competitive plays.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has the party member Riki. He may be a member of a RidiculouslyCuteCritter race with a cheerful attitude and attacks with silly names to go along with the theme, but he's just as capable of a fighter as his humanoid friends, being a PintSizedPowerhouse with the highest HP in the party, a steal ability, the best healing ability besides dedicated CombatMedic Sharla's, [[GradualGrinder and several effective enemy debuffs]] at his disposal.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' features Maria, a little girl with terrible stats who cannot fight to save her life, and has pathetic attacking animations to match. But when you also have a tremendously powerful 400-foot Gear available to help you anywhere, anytime, that's not much of a problem!
* ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' has [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Agitha]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Tingle]]. The former is a self-proclaimed '[[FriendToBugs insect princess]]' who collects bugs and lives in her little insect-loving fantasy world, while the latter is a 35-year-old manchild who thinks he's a fairy and whose attacks involve AmusingInjuries. Lana can also count with her Summoning Gate, as her attacks with that weapon are styled after IdolSinger dance moves. ''Hyrule Warriors'' is a game based on ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', so [[OneManArmy they can easily mow through hordes of enemies]] and even defeat all kinds of powerful villains without too much problem.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'' lets you unlock RobotMaid Roll as a playable character. She fights using a broom, which can be swaped out for even sillier melee weapons via DownloadableContent. Despite her silly weapons, the net results is that she plays very much like Zero does from ''VideoGame/MegamanX4'' onwards.
* ''VideoGame/BodyBlows'': This obscure fighting game series features one of these named Mike. This guy, in contrast to all the street brawlers, martial artists, robots, and aliens that make up the rosters of the games, is an unassuming business executive who can fight on equal footing all while giving out snarky quips during battle. He several [[BlowYouAway wind based attacks]] and even has a move involving him spinning around like WesternAnimation/{{Looney Tunes}}' Taz the Tasmanian Devil.
* Skullomania from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEx'' and later ''VideoGame/FightingEXLayer'' fits the bill quite well. His backstory reveals him to be a low-tier salaryman who decided to become a superhero out of the blue. However, despite his inauspicious origins and silly moveset (complete with hammy voice clips), he is capable of holding his own against a cast of characters that project energy from their fists, defy the laws of physics and wrestle bears for fun.
* ''VideoGame/KirbyBattleRoyale'' has Sleep Kirby, usually a [[JokeCharacter useless]] ability, as a playable character. Here, he smacks his opponents [[ImprobableWeaponUser with a pillow]], blows {{snot bubble}}s, and puts nightcaps on his opponents to put them to sleep. All the while, he's half asleep, even for the [[HappyDance victory dance]].