Characters Headscratchers VideoGame YMMV
Art of Fighting
Crazy Awesome: Ryuhaku Todoh's turn as a police officer in the OVA. One scene involves him breaking into the baddies' hideout by riding on a wrecking ball. The whole time, he's laughing and swinging his shinai around furiously.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Eiji Kisaragi from 2. Highly popular among the fandom. When he returned to KOF in XI (after a eight-game hiatus), the fandom went bonkers.
Evil Is Cool And Sexy: Hey there, Young!Geese Howard.
Game Breaker: Wyler. Then again, he is the boss of 3...
Magnificent Bastard: Geese Howard.
Memetic Mutation: "I can't help using Haoh Sho Ko Ken," spawned from the intermission scene of Ryo in the first game riding his motorcycle while still wearing his dogi and geta sandals.
Memetic Sex Goddess: Yuri is an in-universe example, in Saigado Comics' "Yuri & Friends" doujinshi series. Most stories have her being kidnapped by Mai and King, who can't keep their hands (and other body parts) off her. And they aren't the only ones, as one story even had Ryu get in on it along with Street Fighter's , Ryo.
her own brother Narm: The live-action Japanese commercial for , complete with Art of Fighting 2 80's theme song. Try watching it with a straight face, I dare you.
Video Game Movies Suck: The TV special.
Woolseyism: The English translation of the second game was almost a Gag Translation, changing the serious tone of most endings into jokes, which are arguably much more enjoyable than the originals.
Curiously, the Spanish-translated version of the game retains the original serious tone of the original Japanese dialogue.