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Trivia: Virtua Fighter
  • Defictionalization: Wolf Hawkfield became a "real" wrestler in All Japan Pro Wrestling from 1997 to 2000, being portrayed by wrestler Jim Steele.
  • Fan Nickname: The two long rectangular stages with walls on two sides in Final Showdown (Lion and Lei-Fei's stages) have been dubbed the "taco" stages. Because Leon's is colored blue, it's also clled the "Cool Ranch" stage.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Word of God: According to an interview with Yu Suzuki by a Russian gaming magazine, Suzuki envisioned Sarah as a smoker and enjoying tequila shots.
  • Shenmue was originally planned as a spinoff of Virtua Fighter featuring Akira going to China to train. Characters from the anime even resemble some character from Shenmue.
  • Virtua Fighter 4 was originally planned to be ported to the Dreamcast.
  • Akira was actually the very last character added to the first game, replacing the Arab fighter Siba. Suzuki had been learning Hakkyoku-ken, and partially based Akira on his sensei.

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