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These are the characters from Virtua Fighter. Sorted by their chronological appearances.

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Debuting in Virtua Fighter

    Akira Yuki
Country: Japan
Fighting style: Bājíquán (Hakkyoku-ken)
Voiced by: note 
The mascot of the series, Akira is the grandson of a Bajiquan master. Trained in the art by his grandfather himself, Akira sought to (not surprisingly) test his skill in the first World Fighting Tournament. He was beaten in the first tournament by Kage-Maru and went through rigorous training to win the second. After his victory in the second tournament, Akira's grandfather said he hasn't yet mastered anything and must learn what "true strength" really is.

Akira enters the three subsequent World Fighting Tournaments but has yet to win another tournament.

    Pai Chan
Country: Hong Kong
Fighting style: Mízōngquán (Ensei-ken)
Voiced by: note 
Pai Chan is a movie star from Hong Kong and the daughter of Lau Chan, who taught her how to fight at a young age. When Lau was training himself to be a more powerful fighter, Pai's mother struggled to support her family and died. Devastated, Pai entered the first tournament to test her skills and face her father, who she blamed for her mother's death.

Throughout the subsequent tournaments, Pai faced her father twice and was defeated both times. Then she learned Lau was terminally ill and sought a successor to his style. She saved him from being killed by Lei-Fei but he kept fighting. The only thing she could do is to show her strength to him in the fifth tournament.
  • Guest Fighter: The third and final Virtua Fighter character who will appear in Dead or Alive 5.
  • Heroic Blue Screen of Death: In the anime, as a result of her being brainwashed and mentally tortured to make her docile enough to be forced into marrying Liu.
  • Image Song: "Oh My Shinin' Star" and "Super Girl '96" in the anime.
  • Lady of War: Her fighting style is fluid and advanced, and she uses it while wearing ornamental Chinese garb.
  • Missing Mom: While her father is alive (but not well), her mother died from overwork supporting the family as Lau focused on training.
  • My Kung Fu Is Stronger Than Yours
  • Odango Hair
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Despite her proficiency in Ensei-Ken and regardless how much she improved, she lost every time she challenged her father, Lau, in the World Fighting Tournament. After realizing he was terminally ill and didn't have much longer to live, she finally settled for trying to prove she was worthy of carrying on his legacy instead.
  • Runaway Bride: In the anime, Kowloon wants to force her marry him. Then, she escapes and meets Akira...
  • She-Fu: Mostly justified, as Pai is an action star and Mízōngyì is composed of intricate footwork and high leaps. The style relies on flexibility, hence explaining why Pai can use a cartwheel kick to devastating effect.
  • She's Got Legs: More noticeably in the anime.
  • Stance System: She has several stances, including Bokutai and Meishouho (lit. "Sway Step"), which can either be entered manually, or automatically at the end of certain attacks if the button is held down. While Hakkeshou (lit. "Eight Triagrams Palm") is a new stance she gained for Virtua Fighter 5. Each stance enables a specific subset of moves, adding to the complexity of Pai's character.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Pai's story gets some of the most focus in the series, and is tied to most of the Chinese characters, but otherwise is not involved with the main plot.
  • The Rival: Seems to develop a rivalry with Lei-Fei.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: In the anime, she's the Tomboy to Sarah's Girly Girl.
  • Tsundere: Type B (default dere-dere).
  • "Well Done, Daughter" Girl: Although the two do rekindle in the interim between 4 and 5, mainly due to Lau's impending death.

    Lau Chan
Country: China
Fighting style: Tiger Swallow Fist (Koen-ken)
Voiced by: note 
Lau is the master of the Huyanquan (Tiger Swallow Fist) fighting style and a world renowned chef. He entered the first World Fighting tournament to test his skill and ended up as the victor. He kept entering future tournaments, even when both his restaurant (financially) and his body (due to a rare illness) were failing.

Lau sought a successor in the monk Lei-Fei, but he turned on his ailing master. Pai saved him. With death nearing, Lau intended to not see Pai in his weakened state, but was invited to the fifth tournament. Here, he will fight his last fight.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Look at the below tropes and tell us that he doesn't sound like Virtua Fighter's answer to Gen.
  • Animal Motif: Tigers.
  • Chef of Iron
  • Cool Old Guy: The second-oldest member of the cast, yet is capable of five-star asskickings. Keep in mind that he's currently combating a disease that will inevitably lead to his death.
  • Disease Bleach: By 5, Lau's illness progresses to the point that his hair goes from black to white and the man looks more aged.
  • Famed in Story
  • The Greatest Style: Lau's style of Koen-ken is considered a "total offensive package" with both speed and power. It's to learn the secrets of this technique that Lei-Fei betrayed his order of Monks, and later betrayed and tried to kill Lau himself. After this betrayal, Lau has basically accepted that this style is now doomed to die with him.
  • Heir to the Dojo: He's looking for someone worthy enough to pass on Huyanquan to before he dies, which is yet another factor in his strained relationship with his daughter Pai.

    Wolf Hawkfield
Country: Canada
Fighting style: Pro Wrestling
Voiced by: note 
A former woodsman and hunter-turned-pro wrestler, Wolf entered the first World Fighting Tournament after he lacked a challenge in the ring. He was defeated by Akira and entered the second tournament solely with intent on beating him. After the end of the second tournament, Wolf became constantly enamored with a recurring dream about the world being in danger.

He continued to enter the tournaments to try to make sense of the dream and found out in the fourth tournament that Dural has the same scar as a figure in his dream. While continuing to learn about the dream, Wolf is challenged by El Blaze to the fifth tournament.
  • No-Sell: His "Repel Wall" move has Wolf spring forward slightly and shrug off less major punches and kicks, though he still takes damage. Originally he could follow with one or two follow-up moves, but in later games he just automatically grabs them instead.
  • Professional Wrestling
  • Psychic Dreams for Everyone: The reason he's been entering the tournaments since 3. He believes that the apocalypse foretold in his dreams and J6 are somehow intertwined. The dreams finally ended after the fourth tournament, though.
  • Spirited Competitor
  • Refugee from TV Land: In exchange for the above appearances in All Japan video games, Wolf Hawkfield joined the actual AJPW roster, with pro wrestler Jim Steele adopting the persona from 1997 until AJPW's massive roster shakeup in 2000. Wolf even spent most of 1998 as one-half of the All Asia Tag Team Champions, a feat no other fighting game character can match.
  • The Rival: To Akira.
    • Friendly Rivalry: If one of the attract intros in 4: Evolution are anything to go by.
    • Picks up a new one in 5, as El Blaze enters the tournament specifically to face Wolf.

    Jeffry McWild
Country: Australia
Fighting style: Pankration
Voiced by: note 
Jeffry is an Australian fisherman who was obsessed with hunting a giant shark called the "Devil Shark." Skilled in the art of Pancratium, he kept entering the World Fighting Tournaments to win prize money to repair and upgrade his fishing boat to fight it. By the end of the fourth tournament he finds that Judgment 6, the group behind the tournament had captured the massive shark.

Fueled by his obsession but unsure what to do, he enters the fifth tournament.
  • Action Dad: In the anime.
  • Animal Nemesis: Jeffry vs. the "Devil Shark."
  • Awesome Mc Coolname
  • Badass Beard
  • Demoted to Extra: Much like Wolf above, although his treatment is a tad better in the second season, where he and Lion are blackmailed into fighting each other, in Jeffry's case to save his family.
  • Determinator: He will not give up hunting down the Devil Shark.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: Wears his in a ponytail. Jeffry is supposedly an Australian Aboriginal, but a lot of his character traits would seem to point to him being Jamaican; he has dreadloacks, likes reggae music, wears a Jamaican style hat sometimes, and he even has a Jamaican accent in the English dub of the anime. One has to wonder if the developers got Aborigine and Jamaican confused. Or as a sailor, maybe he just spent a lot of time in the Caribbean.
  • Guest Fighter: Appeared in All Japan Pro Wrestling Featuring Virtua and All Japan Pro Wrestling 2 Giant Gram along with Wolf.
  • Hulk Speak: "I, WIN!" Averted in the anime, where he is very cool and composed and articulate outside of battle.
  • Image Song: "Go Beyond That Wave"
  • Mighty Glacier
  • Nature Lover: Most apparent in Virtua Quest, where he goes on about humans' place in nature and the need to respect its power.
  • Scary Black Man: Sort of downplayed in the first three games, then taken Up to Eleven from the fourth game onward.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Seen in the second season of the the anime.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Justified: Pankration was born out of the Ancient Greek boxing and wrestling, the latter of which created many of the modern wrestling holds.

Country: Japan
Fighting style: Hagakure-ryū Jū-Jutsu
Voiced by: note 
He is the tenth-generation of Kage-Maru. A member of the Hagakure clan, he was raised by the ninth-generation Kage-Maru and the eighth-generation Tsukikage, his father and mother respectively. His father trained him in the Hagakure style Ju-Jutsu to prepare for his birthright.

Years ago, his mother was kidnapped by a mysterious figure and never found. Years later Kage-Maru's entire village was burned to the ground and his father was killed by a gunshot. Kage-Maru discovers that Judgment 6 is responsible for all of it and enters the first World Fighting Tournament seeking revenge.

He competes in the tournament but doesn't discover anymore information on J6. He enters the second tournament when he discovers that his mother, who was transformed into Dural by J6, is alive. He saves Tsukikage but she ill due to an after-effect of becoming Dural.

Kage-Maru enters the third tournament to look for a connection between his mother and the new model of Dural. After winning the third tournament, he recovers a part from the new Dural, hoping it would help his mother, but it changes her back into Dural. She escapes with J6's help and Kage-Maru enters the fourth tournament with the intention on killing her, seeing no other way.\\
Kage-Maru made it to the fourth tournament's finals, but the match was interrupted by Dural. He destroys Dural, but discovers that it was not the real Dural and enters the fifth tournament to save his mother and to put an end to J6.
  • Badass Baritone: Has easily the deepest voice among the cast, and appears to have the best record out of all the fighters story-wise, winning two tournaments and beating such badasses like Lau, Akira, and Dural (the latter two twice) along the way.
  • Becoming the Mask: In the anime, he's assigned to just keep the kidnapped and brainwashed Sarah in line, but he develops real affection towards her.
  • Cool Mask
  • Determinator: He will save his ailing mother. He will destroy J6. Step aside, or prepare for one HELL of a fight.
  • Deuteragonist: Along with Jacky as one of the most proactive characters fighting against the main villains.
  • Distressed Dude: For the second season of the anime, Kage started out being beaten by Canon Immigrant rival Oni-Maru and spent the majority of the season being chained while topless in underground. He did eventually plot his escape on his own, though, but overall, he had the same problem as Pai, with Oni-Maru taking Li Kowloon's place for him.
  • Fanservice: In the anime, in what is probably the male equivalent of Chun-Li's infamous shower scene, Kage gets a Shower Scene that shows off his bare butt.
  • Fuuma Shuriken: One of his custom items.
  • Guttural Growler: See Badass Baritone above. His voice is so low it's practically gravelly.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Believed he had to do this to his mother during 4 when it seemed like she was too far gone. He stops Shun from interfering with his fight when Dural interrupts their final match. Leads to Cradling Your Kill, but turns out it wasn't his mom, just a production model Dural.
  • Legacy Character: Inherited his title from his deceased father.
  • Image Song: "Everyone is a Stranger"
  • It's Personal: His vendetta against J6, especially since they kidnapped his mother and turned her into Dural.
  • Missing Mom: Tsukikage, aka Dural.
  • Ninja
  • Sixth Ranger: In the anime.
  • The Stoic: It comes with the job.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: Throws shuriken at Eileen in the intro of Final Showdown.

    Sarah Bryant
Country: USA
Fighting style: Mixed Martial Arts
Voiced by: note 
Sarah is the younger sister to race car driver, Jacky Bryant and in western-style Martial Arts.note  She is kidnapped by Judgment 6 after she investigates a mysterious accident involving Jacky. She is brainwashed by J6 and ordered to kill her brother in both the first and second World Fighting Tournament, failing both times.

At the end of the second tournament, Jacky rescues her but her memory is completely erased. She discovers training helped regain her memory and enters the third tournament hoping it would help her remember. Afterwords, Sarah had fully regained her memories, but also remembers what J6 did to her including trying to make her kill Jacky.

She enters the fourth tournament to face and defeat Jacky, hoping to resolve her past. She was close but lost to her older brother. She hears he was entering the fifth tournament to destroy J6; she enters with the intent on beating him to that goal as well as saving Vanessa, her bodyguard from the last tournament. But it's implied that J6 is expecting her...

    Jacky Bryant
Country: USA
Fighting style: Jeet Kun Do
Voiced by: note 
Jacky is a professional racecar driver, a Jeet Kune Do practitioner and older brother to Sarah Bryant. Jacky was caught in a horrible accident and had to endure two years of grueling rehab to recover. He discovers Judgment 6, is behind the accident.

Around that time, his little sister Sarah disappears. Jacky enters the first World Fighting Tournament to find J6, who sponsors the tournament. He faces his sister but fails to rescue her. He becomes a Jeet Kune Do instructor and enters the second tournament intent on trying again to rescue his sister.

When he does rescue her, poor Sarah's memories are erased after they tried to un-brainwash her. When Sarah enters the third tournament, Jacky enters secretly to protect her. When she regains her memory and reunites with him, Jacky tries to focus on starting on his own racing team.

When some of his potential sponsors were killed, J6 claimed responsibility and threatened to kill more if Jacky didn't compete in the fourth tournament. Jacky competed in the tournament but had to deal with the disappearance of his sister's bodyguard, Vanessa. Completely fed up with J6's past and current interference in his and Sarah's lives, Jacky enters the fifth tournament to finally put an end to the mysterious syndicate.

Country: Unknown (originally Japan)
Fighting style: A combined form of other martial arts
Dural is the name of the final boss of Virtua Fighter. She is a bald, nude woman covered in metal (usually silver) or stone. There have been several versions of Dural over the course of Virtua Fighter's history. The first Dural originally was Tsukikage, a member of the Hagakure clan and Kage-Maru's mother. Years ago she was kidnapped from her village. This was the work of the corporation, Judgement 6, who used her as their prototype for their Dural project.

Brainwashed and armed with various cybernetic enhancements she became a cold, unfeeling, cyborg. She was the final boss for the first two World Fighting Tournaments until Kage-Maru rescued her. Tsukikage was returned to her human form thanks to her son but became ill because she needed a part from the new Dural model.

The second Dural was defeated by Kage-Maru in the third tournament and he got the part he needed for Tsukikage. The part however turned her back into Dural and she escaped with the help of J6. A third Dural interrupted the fourth tournament but was defeated.

In the fifth tournament, J6 released another new Dural model, V-Dural. Containing all the combat data of competitor Vanessa Lewis, J6 sends V-Dural out to battle and defeat the world's best fighters.


Debuting in Virtua Fighter 2

    Shun Di
Country: China
Fighting style: Drunken Kung Fu (Zuì Quán)
Voiced by: note 
An aged master of the Drunken Kung Fu who enters the second World Fighting Tournament after one of his friends mentions how successful the friend's student is doing in recent tournament competitions. After the tournament he discovered that one of his students, who he also raised, was participating. He never had the chance to talk to him and wanted to know where he was this whole time.

Shun enters the third tournament to get his answers. Afterwards, a letter was sent from the student saying he was trying to escape from Judgement 6, but was recaptured. When no follow-up letter from his student arrives, Shun enters the fourth tournament for answers.

By the end, he makes it to the finals but Dural interrupts the tournament. Afterwards, Shun intends to give up, until an invite for the fifth tournament arrives for him with the student's signature on it. He goes, with the intention of finally discovering the truth.
  • Beating A Dead Player: Whereas most fighters will stop attacking when you're defeated, a computer-controlled Shun Di will continue to drink long after he wins. Justified due to his unique drinking system, which gives him more moves the more drunk he gets.
  • Confusion Fu: If he gets enough liquor into his system, that is.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Acts very drunk and silly, but is one of the very best fighters within the cast, making it to the final round of the fourth tournament.

    Lion Rafale
Country: France
Fighting style: Northern Praying Mantis (Tourou-ken)
Voiced by: note 
Young Lion Rafale is a wealthy Frenchman who learned Praying Mantis style from his father since he was five years old. Tired of his father's interference in his life, Lion enters the second World Fighting Tournament, winning his independence if he won the tournament. He lost in the first round to Kage-Maru, but the experience awakened the fighting spirit inside of him.

He trains harder to improve his skills and enters the next two subsequent tournaments. Again he intended to win both times but fell short twice again. After the fourth tournament, Lion found documents linking his father's company to Judgment 6.

Deciding not to confront his father about it yet, he is invited to the fifth tournament. He enters it in part to discover what involvement his father has with J6.

Debuting in Virtua Fighter 3

    Aoi Umenokouji
Country: Japan
Fighting style: Aiki-jūjutsu
Voiced by: note 
Aoi is a childhood friend of Akira Yuki and an Aiki Ju-Jutsu master. She was inspired by him to join the third World Fighting Tournament, to prove her her fighting ability. After she loses in the first round, she trains in Aikido, Kobujutsu and other martial arts in preparation for the fourth tournament.

She entered the fourth tournament but was beaten by Brad Burns, whose flirtatious ways both angered and intrigued her. Invited to the fifth tournament, Aoi, with great desire, wants to face Brad again.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Aoi is one of the featured characters in the pachinko game Virtua Fighter Revolution, alongside Akira, Pai, and Jacky, and the only playable character not from the first game.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her alternate outfit in 5, essentially a kimono bikini with hakama pants. Perhaps to attract Brad?
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Brad's pick up lines really frustrated Aoi and threw her off her game, causing her to lose against him. What's more, she gets angry when Brad flirts with other women, and can't stop thinking about him after the fourth tournament.
  • Childhood Friends: With Akira.
  • Counter-Attack: Has the most out of any character in the cast. Justified given her fighting discipline.
  • Cry Cute: During her game over countdown in Final Showdown.
  • Dance Battler: Has a few defensive moves where she spins and twirls in order to dodge or counteracttack the opponent. She also performs Japanese fan dancing in one opening of 3.

Country: Japan
Fighting style: Sumo
Voiced by: note 
Taka-Arashi is an undefeated yokozuna in the sumo world. After he defeated an underground fighter in a fist fight while in America, he decided to leave sumo wrestling. He was invited to the third World Fighting Tournament and enters hoping for a challenge. He was taken out of the games after 3, returning in 5 R.

He was defeated by several fighters in the tournament, and felt shamed. He initially became unmotivated in returning to sumo wrestling. With the help of his old sumo coach he trained hard to return to the sport.

For a year, Taka-Arashi took the sumo world by storm, until he was in the final day of a high profile sumo wrestling tournament. Taka-Arashi, receives an invitation for the fifth tournament in his dressing room. He leaves for the fighting tournament immediately forgoing the sumo tournament.

Debuting in Virtua Fighter 4/Evolution/Final Tuned

Country: China
Fighting style: Shaolin Kung Fu
Voiced by: note 
Lei-Fei is a Shaolin monk who belonged to a clan whose sole duty is to capture and kill anyone with the ability to use powerful martial arts. He was assigned by his master to kill Koen-ken master Lau Chan, who fought in the World Fighting Tournaments with his powerful style. Lei-Fei entered the fourth tournament intending to carry out his mission, but once he saw Lau in action, he decided to learn Koen-ken from Lau first.

Lei-Fei eventually does attack Lau, not wanting to wait to learn the secrets of Koen-ken. He almost kills Lau but Pai, Lau's daughter, interferes. Failing his mission and not learning Koen-ken at all, Lei-Fei trains harder to be prepared to defend himself from those who'd harm him.

He enters the fifth tournament to see if he can win and prove that he's succeeded in his training.
  • Ambition Is Evil
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • Bald of Evil: Though justified, since he is a monk.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Decides to attack Lau when he's sick and has his guard down.
  • Deceptive Disciple: Not only is he going against his orders as a monk to kill Lau (thus preventing the potential threat of Koen-ken), but when he does catch Lau's attention and gets the chance to train under him, Lei-Fei tries to kill him too. He would have succeeded had it not been for Pai's timely intervention.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: If he had just been more patient, his plan would have gone off without a hitch. On top of that, because of him, Pai and Lau are patching up their relationship.
  • The Rival: Seems to develop a rivalry with Pai.
  • Shout-Out: Possibly of Gao, an evil bald monk from the second season of the anime, much like Vanessa and Nyon.he also resembles famous Hong Kong movie star Gordon Liu who portrayed the legendary monk San Te in The 36th Chamber of Shaolin a.k.a Master Killer.
  • Stance System
  • The Stoic
  • Warrior Monk

    Vanessa Lewis
Country: Unknown
Fighting style: Vale Tudo
Voiced by: note 
As a child, orphaned when her parents were killed, Vanessa was abducted by Judgment 6. She was trained to be a living weapon well learned in the art of Vale Tudo. A member of the special forces named Lewis infiltrated J6 and rescued her, but he was killed shortly after.

Years later, Vanessa learned that J6 was targeting Sarah Bryant and volunteered to be her bodyguard. Vanessa joined the fourth World Fighting Tournament due to her duty to Sarah, but to also find out who killed Lewis. Midway through the tournament, Vanessa disappears, reappearing at the Bryant's house months later.

She awoke only remembering what happened before she disappeared, but her body mysteriously conditioned and trained beyond what it was. She enters the fifth tournament hoping to find out what happened to her.

    Brad Burns
Country: Italy
Fighting style: Muay Thai
Voiced by: note 
Brad is a talented Muay Thai fighter and notorious ladies man. With his unique and powerful style, Brad quickly became an undefeated kickboxing champion. With no one left to challenge him, Brad enters the fourth World Fighting Tournament for the challenge and the thrill.

He had a great time at the tournament, in no small part to the many women participating in it. Afterwards Brad was disappointed due to no challenges in the kickboxing ring and the women from the fourth tournament not calling him. He enters the fifth tournament looking for the challenge that he had in the previous tournament and meeting the new women that were invited.

    Goh Hinogami
Country: Japan
Fighting style: Judo
Voiced by: note 
Goh was the son of an Olympic level Judo master, who was orphaned when his father was murdered by a jealous friend. Judgment 6 kidnaps him and trains him and a group of other abducted orphans to be assassins. He is sent by J6 to infiltrate the fourth World Fighting Tournament and kill several of the fighters.

Goh lost to Jacky Bryant in the tournament and failed in his mission completely due to Dural's interference in the tournament. With his superiors in J6 were disappointed in his performance, Goh enters the fifth tournament knowing he cannot fail in his mission again.

Debuting in Virtua Fighter 5/R/Final Showdown

    El Blaze
Country: Mexico
Fighting style: Lucha Libre
Voiced by: note 
A dominant light-heavyweight luchador, El Blaze invited to the fifth World Fighting Tournament. Jealous of Wolf Hawkfield's dominance in the heavyweight division, El Blaze challenges him to prove he's the better wrestler and to finally put these feelings behind him.

Country: China
Fighting style: Monkey-Style Kung Fu (Kou-ken)
Voiced by: note 
Raised by her grandfather after her parents died, Eileen learned Monkey Kung-Fu from him at a young age. To improve her skills she worked as an actress for a Beijing opera troupe for many years. She happened to see a martial arts demonstration by Pai Chan, and was amazed by the beauty of her movements.

Eileen enters the fifth World Fighting tournament to find and approach Pai.

    Jean Kujo
Country: France
Fighting style: Karate
Voiced by: note 
Jean is a young Frenchman and at one time a friend to Lion Rafale. The two would boast who had better martial arts, Jean's karate or Lion's kung-fu. Jean was kidnapped by Judgement 6 and like Vanessa Lewis and Goh Hinogami he was trained to be an assassin. After Goh failed in his mission in the fourth World Fighting Tournament, Jean enters the fifth tournament to usurp Goh's mission and kill several of the fighters.

One of his targets is Lion, who he vaguely remembers but has no problems with killing him.

Debuting in Fighters Megamix

Country: Saudi Arabia
Siba is an Arab fighter who was intended to be in the first Virtua Fighter game. His character model even appeared on older arcade cabinets (sometimes with the name "Akira"). Siba, was scrapped shortly before the game's release.

He later appeared in the Sega Saturn game, Fighters Megamix. In the game he fights with striking attacks and a sword that charges with green energy.
  • Arab Oil Sheikh: Has that look about him.
  • Cool Sword: Siba uses a scimitar that deals a good deal of damage.
  • Dummied Out: Siba was removed last minute from the first game, but can still be accessed with cheating devices.
  • Flat Character: As he was removed from the original and only appeared as an extra in a later game, Siba has no known character.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Virtua Fighter has long been popular in arcades in the Middle East, and many Youtubers from those countries have commented that they really like Siba and wish he had been in the game, noting both his badass mercenary appearance and the general rarity of Arab characters in fighting games. In particular, Siba is noted as one of the few Arab characters in games who is not explicitly identified as a villain.
  • Shout-Out: Clearly based on Arab-themed wrestler Sabu from both his name and appearance. Though American, Sabu had been with Japanese promotion FMW since the mid-80s and was one of its biggest stars by the time of the first Virtua Fighter game. As he was still obscure in the US, they may have been concerned that people would not see the reference and think Siba was intended as a terrorist character. By the time Fighters Megamix came out, Sabu had returned to the US and established himself as a star in ECW and WCW, thus making the reference more obvious to people. and a likely justification for his inclusion in the game.
  • Working Title: Siba's name in development is "Majido", which was a Japanese attempt at the Arabic name "Majid". He is still named this when playing as him via cheat codes in the first game.

Debuting in the anime

  • Canon Foreigner: Nearly everyone below. Lion's father is the exception, since he isn't fleshed out much in the games.

Sarah Bryant's pet squirrel that acts as the Team Pet throughout the show. It has a habit of attacking strangers with its claws.

    Dr. Eva Durix 
Country: USA
Voiced by: note 
An evil scientist working for a worldwide Mafia-like criminal organization. She's responsible for Sarah's brainwashing and Dural's creation in the Alternate Continuity.
  • Evil Mask: Wears a half mask of gold in the second season to hide the burn scars she received in the finale of the first season.
  • Lack of Empathy: Zero. Zilch. Nada.
  • Mad Scientist: She doesn't give a damn who she has to use to get what she wants and is not above horrific experiments.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a scathing one to Jacky as he's getting beaten to a pulp by a brainwashed Sarah, claiming the reason she took his sister was because her dependency on him made it easy for her to be manipulated, basically saying that it's his fault she ended up like that.
  • Smug Snake: She just loves to put on that air of superiority.
  • Taught by Experience: What makes her dangerous is the fact that she is able to learn from her mistakes.
  • This Cannot Be!: Her reaction to Akira defeating Dural.

    Liu Kowloon 
Country: Hong Kong
A rising martial arts practitioner in the Koenkan, as well as an apparent member of a Hong Kong Triad. He had plotted to use his upcoming marriage to Pai in order to become the next successor to Lau Chan as the next head of the Koenkan, but Pai refuses to play along...

    Jimmy Gates 
Country: USA
The leader of the Koenkan of America.

    Vandoll Rafale 
Country: France
The father of Lion, who appears rarely in the first season, but featured more prominently in the second. He hires Moreno to bring Lion back and to blackmail Jeffry into selling his island to use as a weapons testing facility. Vandoll is forced into working for Judgement 6 to protect Lion, and into lending Eva Durix the resources for the creation of Dural Gold.

    Colonel Moreno 
Country: France
A mercenary soldier, and leader of a mercenary army. In the first season he fights against Jeffry in order to force him to sell his island to the Rafale Company. He is also ordered to capture Lion and bring him back to his father. In the second season, he protects Lion from Oni-maru, but accidentally dies.

Country: Japan
A former member of the Hagakure clan, he had been expelled by the village elders due to his plot to kill off Kage-Maru in order to become the clan's head. Enraged, Oni leaves to train himself and perfect his skills. He later orchestrates a massacre of his village kin, leading Kage to hunt him down in order to exact revenge for the deaths of the Hagakure clan.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He fights against Gold Dural in order to give it the combat data necessary to kill Kage and his companions, and ends up dying as a result.

Country: USA
One of Oni-Maru's minions, who fights against Wolf in the anime but loses. She later attempts to hold Jeffry's family hostage, but that also fails.

Country: Japan
Another of Oni-Maru's minions. He rarely fights, but is a skilled combatant nonetheless, able to hold his own against Akira.


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