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Tetsuo Kato

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  • Fighting Style: Kato Style Karate
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 83kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Nationality: Japan
  • Occupation: Fighter
  • Hobbies: Training
  • Likes: Sake
  • Dislikes: Dogs
The main protagonist of Fighting Layer, as well as an anti-hero.
  • The Alcoholic: His like is listed as sake, implying he is this.
  • Anime Hair: Downplayed. His liberty spikes are unusual, but are achievable in real life.
  • Anti-Hero: Bordering on Nominal Hero, Tetsuo Kato is a prideful and arrogant Jerkass who only thinks of getting stronger.
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  • Button Mashing: You can do this to increase the amount of hits of his Tsuriganewari move.
  • Expy: He's this to Ryu, in terms of being a Blood Knight and his love of training, but he fights using a realistic version of Karate. He also bears a slight resemblance to Tetsuo from Anime/Akira, down to having the same name.
  • Hidden Depths: Revealed in his ending. Vold Ignitio appears to offer him his power by transforming into a crystal with a DNA double helix inside of it, presumably the source of his power, and Tetsuo's response is to shatter him for good.
  • Jerkass: He is prideful and arrogant, and his fighting style is an incredibly brutal form of Karate.
  • Megaton Punch: His Mukurowari is a lighter version of this, and the second half of his Aragyouji super move is a straight example of this.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: His Tsuriganewari move is a diagonal version of this.
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  • Use Your Head: His Aragyouji super move starts out with a headbutt, and then he preforms a Megaton Punch on his stunned opponent.

George Jensent

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  • Fighting Style: Mixed Martial Arts
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 82kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Nationality: United States
  • Occupation: Police Officer
  • Hobbies: Motorcycling
  • Likes: Jokes
  • Dislikes: Authority
George Jensent is an undercover cop on a mission to take down Vold Ignitio, and comes from a line of heroes.
  • Badass Biker: His hobby is listed as motorcycling.
  • Cool Shades: A pair of Aviator Shades.
  • Cowboy Cop: Implied, given that his dislike is listed as authority.
  • Eagle Land: A firm Type 1 of this example.
  • Wall Jump: George Jensent is capable of jumping off the walls.
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Hong Gilson

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  • Fighting Style: Taekwondo
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 77kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Occupation: University Student
  • Hobbies: Motorcycling
  • Likes: Freedom
  • Dislikes: Snakes
  • Badass Biker: Much like George Jensent.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: He's notable for the only character in the game to wear a Bandanna.
  • Expy: His appearance is similar to Hwoarang from Tekken, while some of his moves are similar to Kim Kaphwan from Fatal Fury and the King of Fighters.
  • Extremity Extremist: Downplayed, as all of his special moves are kicking moves.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He isn't depicted as smiling both in his character art, and his in-game model.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: His dislike is listed as snakes.

Lan-Yinghua

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  • Fighting Style: Chinese Kempo
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 171cm
  • Weight: Secret
  • Blood Type: O
  • Nationality: China
  • Occupation: High School Student
  • Hobbies: Shopping
  • Likes: Dogs
  • Dislikes: Drunkards
Lan Yinghua is a young girl who
  • Anime Chinese Girl: Her character design.
  • Badass Adorable: She's cute as a button and can still kick ass.
  • Confusion Fu: Her Savannah Legs moves enables her to move around in confusing directions, to cause her opponents to hopefully panic and unable to counter it.
  • Expy: She's one of these to Chun-Li, at least appearance wise.
  • Foil: Her dislike is listed as Drunkards, and she likes Dogs, while Tetsuo dislikes dogs and likes Sake, also her fighting style allows her to move around in multiple directions while Tetsuo's moves mostly have him lunge straight forward.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Her like is listed as dogs.
  • Girly Bruiser: She wears pink clothing and loves shopping but is still a badass.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She has the best agility in the game, and one of her super moves lets her zip around the arena.

Janis Luciani

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  • Fighting Style: Assassination Arts
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 166cm
  • Weight: 41kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: Unemployed
  • Hobbies: Unknown
  • Likes: Crimson
  • Dislikes: Herself
Janis Luciani is a psychopathic female serial killer who has an obsession with the crimson color that blood has, and murders her victims just so she can see it.
  • Ax-Crazy: DEAR LORD.
  • Combat Parkour: She will do flips and acrobatic jumps in her "Awake" state.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Her entire fighting style is this, as she uses guns, throws and stabs with knives, molotov cocktails, and even rocket propelled grenades.
  • Dual Wielding: She dual-wields her knives for her Crimson move, in her Awake state stance, and dual wields guns for her Duck Shot move.
  • Idiosyncrazy: She has an obsession with the color red, leading her to murder people to see the color red.
  • Mad Eye: She has this in one of her character arts.
  • Power Copying: Her move "Good Night" allows her to copy the punches and kicks of her opponents.
  • Sadist: She will laugh when preforming certain moves, indicating that she's happy to see her enemies suffer.
  • Slasher Smile: She has a constant manic grin on her model and her character art.
  • Tragic Villain: This is implied, given her dislike is listed as herself.

Shang-Fenghuang

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  • Fighting Style: Self-arranged Kung Fu
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 168cm
  • Weight: 56kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Nationality: China
  • Occupation: Unemployed
  • Hobbies: Mischief
  • Likes: Money
  • Dislikes: Rich People
Shang Fenghuang is a teenage orphan who was recruited by a guild of thieves to enter the Fighting Layer tournament to steal the riches of Vold Ignitio.

Exodus

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  • Fighting Style: Wrestling
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 194cm
  • Weight: 108kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Nationality: China
  • Occupation: Professional Wrestler
  • Hobbies: Home Gardening
  • Likes: Children
  • Dislikes: Clemence Kleiber
Exodus is a famed and mighty professional wrestler who has joined the Fighting Layer tournament to defeat Clemence Kleiber, who he wants to get out of the shadow of so that he can truly be the best.

Jigjiid Bartol

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  • Fighting Style: Mongolian Wrestling
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 92kg
  • Blood Type:O
  • Nationality: Mongolia
  • Occupation: Shepherd
  • Hobbies: Hunting
  • Likes: Mongolia
  • Dislikes: Outlaws
  • Cultured Badass: He recites poetry in his backstory.
  • Expy: His headbutt based offense, combined with his moves taking some cue from sumo wrestling makes him one of these towards E. Honda.
  • For Great Justice: His dislike is listed at Outlaws, implying he believes in this trope
  • Heroic Build: He is one of the most visibly muscular characters in the game, along with being a badass Nature Hero.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: He has a big chin and is a heroic character.
  • Large Ham: He makes some pretty Hot-Blooded yells when he wins.
  • Nature Hero: His mission is to kill Vold Ignitio to remove the curse from his land.
  • Patriotic Fervor: He loves his home country of Mongolia from the bottom of his heart.
  • Rated M for Manly: He's a muscular man who lives a nomadic lifestyle who uses his wrestling skills to fight for justice.
  • Use Your Head: His "Kill The Bear" special move has him throw himself head first.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: His player 2 palette has him wearing Red, Blue, and Yellow, the colors of the Mongolain Flag.

Sessyu Tsukikage

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  • Fighting Style: Togakushi Ninja-Kai
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 59kg
  • Blood Type:B
  • Nationality: Japan
  • Occupation: Ninja
  • Hobbies: Tool Maintenance
  • Likes: Moonlight
  • Dislikes: Sunlight
  • Ambiguously Evil: He has a sinister appearance and fights rather mercilessly, but we're never told if he is actually evil.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It is never explained if Sessyu is mortal or immortal, alive or undead, or even if he's a ghost without a physical form.
  • Flash Step: One of his moves is an aerial version of this.
  • Glowing Eyes: He has these on his character model.
  • The Spook: Little is known or explained about him, besides his likes, dislikes, name, and home country.

Capriccio

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  • Fighting Style: Mushroom style traditional martial arts.
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: 192cm
  • Weight: 42kg
  • Blood Type: Unknown
  • Nationality: Unknown
  • Occupation: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Cultivation
  • Likes: Mushrooms
  • Dislikes: Sunlight
A mysterious witch doctor-type fighter, who is heavily implied to be one of the natives of South Island. His attacks are completely bizarre, and
  • Artistic License – Martial Arts: Parodied. Two of his normals are cliche looking Karate chops, and one of his victory poses is him doing stereotypical looking High Kicks.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His second palette gives him green skin.
  • Conlang: His moves all have names coming from his own made up language.
  • Edible Ammunition: He can throw or slide his mushrooms towards his opponents as an attack.
  • Expy: His tattoos and lanky physique are similar to Dhalsim, and his appearance is basically a human Xenomorph.
  • Fighting Clown: His fighting style is silly, and consists of grabbing his enemies and using them like a towel, throwing mushrooms, crawling towards them, and divebombing them.
  • Happy Dance: One of his victory poses is him doing a little dance.
  • Heal Thyself: He can heal himself by eating the mushrooms cultivated by preforming the Oro move with the punch button.
  • I Know Kung-Faux: His fighting style consists of silly looking moves like controlling mushrooms by dancing, This makes him stand out among the roster as his fighting style is completely made up.
  • It's Personal: His reason for entering the Fighting Layer tournament is implied to be because he's actually a native of South Island who was chased off by Vold Ignitio, who he might want to get revenge on.
  • Mana Potion: He can charge his super meter by eating the mushrooms he cultivates with by preforming his Oro move with the kick button.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Downplayed. Aside from his Chain Combos being preformed by pressing different buttons instead of repeatedly tapping the same button, he fights like every other character.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He has a very thin build, but is just capable of
  • Noodle People: He's tall and very lanky.
  • Only One Name: Unlike every other human character.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mushrooms.
  • Sdrawkcab Speech: His dialogue is actually Japanese spoken phonetically backwards.

Allen Snyder

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  • Fighting Style: Allen-Style Karate
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 86kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Occupation: Fighter
  • Hobbies: Training
  • Likes: Victory
  • Dislikes: Defeat
  • Blood Knight: Same as Tetsuo Kato.
  • Dash Attack: His Justice Fist.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: His Galaxy move, which is rather difficult to do, but deals MASSIVE damage.
  • Expy: Ironically enough, the role he serves in this game is similar to Ken Masters himself, due to being the american rival to the Japanese Karateka.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: His Soul Force and Fire Force moves.
  • Shotoclone: He has an uppercut, a fireball, and a charging attack in the form of his Rising Upper, Soul Force, and Justice Fist.
  • The Rival: He is this to Tetsuo Kato.
  • Transplant: He and Blair Dame were originally from Street Fighter EX

Blair Dame

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  • Fighting Style: Martial Arts based on Shoot Boxing
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 168cm
  • Weight: 47kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: None
  • Hobbies: Travel
  • Likes: Milk Tea
  • Dislikes: Flattering
  • Button Mashing: Her Fairy Gift super move can be powered up like this.
  • Confusion Fu: Her Shoot Kick move has various endings to it, allowing her to force the opponent to make guessing games.
  • Kick Chick: Her moves revolve around kicking.
  • She-Fu: She has a fighting style that is graceful and elegant as she is.
  • Transplant: She and Allen were originally from Street Fighter EX

Joe Fendi

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  • Fighting Style: Boxing
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 112kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Nationality: United States
  • Occupation: Boxer
  • Hobbies: Pick-Up
  • Likes: Sunglasses
  • Dislikes: Rules
  • The Casanova: Implied, as his hobby is listed as being a pickup artist.
  • Cool Shades: He wears sunglasses, which can be knocked off, and you can even make him change them by holding down a button before the start of a match.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He will put spiked gloves for his "Evil Judge" move.
  • Extremity Extremist: Up to Eleven. The kick buttons don't even make him attack, they just make him dodge.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: He doesn't have any kick moves, and will just dodge if you press the kick buttons.
  • Scary Black Man: Subverted. He's more goofy than scary.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: His greatest joy in life was boxing, which he wasn't allowed to do because of Him being blind in one eye.

Clemence Kleiber

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  • Fighting Style: Wrestling
  • Age: 58
  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 82kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Occupation: Wrestler
  • Hobbies: None
  • Likes: His Family (Wife and Twin Daughters)
  • Dislikes: Hypocrites

Preston Ajax

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  • Fighting Style: Military Special Combat
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 82kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Nationality: United States
  • Occupation: Mercenary
  • Hobbies: Poetry
  • Likes: Peace
  • Dislikes: War
  • Ambiguous Situation: Is he schizophrenic and hearing voices, or is his left arm genuinely possessed by his dead brother?
  • Combat Pragmatist
  • Expy: His appearance is heavily inspired by Black Jack, and he also seems to be one to Doctrine Dark, as he possesses very similar looking razor wire moves.
  • Driven to Suicide: He lets himself be crushed by a boulder in his ending, presumably to reunite with his friends and brother.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: He's practically one of these tropes.
  • Razor Floss: His punch throw and three of his special moves involve this trope.
  • Religious Bruiser: The name of his super moves imply he believes in Christianity, as they are named things like "Scapegoat" "Stray Sheep" and "Gospel".
  • Spinning Piledriver: His "Gospel" super move is a Izuna Drop.
  • Tragic Monster: He's clearly in severe emotional pain, if not physical pain just from existing, and was constructed from his dead comrades and his brother.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He suffers from a clear case of PTSD given that written story has him suffering a nightmare.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He has lost his friends, his brother, was revived against his own will by Vold Ignitio.

Vold Ignitio

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  • Fighting Style: None
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Blood Type: Unknown
  • Nationality: Unknown
  • Occupation: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Unknown
  • Likes: Unknown
  • Dislikes: Unknown
  • Animal Motifs: Dragons. He is clearly incredibly wealthy, much like a dragon and it's hoard, spends most of his time at a certain area, before going out to terrorize innocent people, and in Joe Fendi's arena, the dial on the Chinese New Year clock points towards the Dragon Year and the Dragon Month.
  • Ax-Crazy: He hisses and roars like an animal when fighting you.
  • Dracula: His appearance is clearly modeled after the big man himself.
  • Expy: He's one to M. Bison, as he has similar facial features to him and mostly fights using his powers.
  • Genius Bonus: His association with dragons and his vampire like appearance might seem random and disconnected from each other, until you realize that when translated to English, Dracula becomes "Son of the Dragon".
  • Humanoid Abomination: The things he can do clearly count him out on being a human, as he is capable of teleporting, crawling on walls, producing weapons from his body, and shapeshifting.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name, Vold, is the Danish word for Violence.
  • Phallic Weapon: His super move has him produce a machine gun from his codpiece and fire a round of bullets.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His fighting style consists of flailing around, biting, and scratching, as if he were throwing a huge temper tantrum at his opponent, and in the second round he.
  • Super Mode: As White Vold Ignitio, his power is doubled and he becomes a much stronger opponent.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Again, his fighting style amounts to little but flailing around like a wild animal, but he is an incredibly powerful combatant.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can shapeshift into his opponents and even into inanimate objects, although the latter might count as Baleful Polymorph, considering he only does it in the various endings of the characters.
  • Wicked Pretentious: He dresses in a fancy suit, lives in an opulent and fancy castle with a Library, a theater, a garden, and a museum, but he acts animalistic when fighting him.
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