Here are 7 fighting game characters that look like jokes but are actually real threats during gameplay

Here are 7 fighting game characters that look like jokes but are actually real threats during gameplay

By Justin ‘AdaptiveTrigger’ Gordon










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Compared to the grappler, rush down, and zoning archetypes, the “joke” archetype is quite a bit rarer. We can typically expect there to be, at most, one joke character in the majority of fighting games that will even feature this type of fighter.






However, it should be noted that even if a particular combatant appears or behaves like a joke character, they may not actually be that. As such, Outsidexbox recently released a video that talks about seven fighting game joke characters that are way stronger than they look.









Unsurprisingly, Dan Hibiki, the master of the Saikyo “Ultimate” Style, made it on the list. The video most focuses on the Street Fighter 4 iteration of Dan, but I think I personally would’ve brought up Street Fighter 5 Dan instead.


When Dan was first released as a DLC fighter in Street Fighter 5 Season 5, he actually had access to a corner infinite. This required an insane amount of execution from the part of the player, but it was consistent enough to be utilized in real matches.


Even though our favorite Saikyo master has never been seen as a tournament viable character in Street Fighter 5’s meta, it does say something when Capcom specifically makes it a point to nerf a character like Dan.


Another character that appears on this list in Pet Shop from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future. Despite the fact that Pet Shop is just a falcon that’s about half the size of any other character in the game, he had to be banned from tournaments due to how he breaks the rules of traditional fighting games.


Hitting this little jerk is nigh impossible in the right hands due to his insane mobility. To top it all off, Pet Shop has crazy strong zoning tools and has the ability to easily set up unblockable situations.


Check out the video below to find out which other characters made Outsidexbox’s list:









Source: Event Hubs

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