Fighting video games are extremely popular, as only in the past few years we got sequels for the most popular series such are Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Dead or Alive, Soul Calibur, The King of Fighters and many others.
In all these games, we can find at least a few Chinese characters that are not only popular among players from this country but also worldwide. Without further ado, here are the best fighting game characters from China!
Pai Chan and her father Lau Chen are among the roster of the famed Virtua Fighter series, which is unfortunately on ice since 2012. Pai is one of the most popular characters thanks to her quickness and flexibility, making her matches attractive. While not among the strongest fighters, Pai is a well-developed character with beautiful looks, which also game her a place in other games such are Fighters Megamix, Project X Zone, or more recently, Dead or Alive 5.
4. Liu Kang
Mortal Kombat icon is another homage to great Bruce Lee, but in time, he developed into a unique and beloved character. He is the true champion of Mortal Kombat, winning the first three tournaments before losing his life and becoming a zombie in the later sequels. Thankfully, in the last couple of games, he is not sidelined anymore. His incredible quickness, flying bicycle, and famed Chinese Dragon fatality are among fan favorite, even when counting adult games.
She might look like a cute young like who couldn’t hurt a fly, but in the hands of skilled players, Xianghua from Soul Calibur is not only beautiful to look at but also deadly. Trained to be sword artist since her early days, she is a strong opponent that makes her enemies mad thanks to her superior evasive maneuvers and feints. In her story modes, she is always doing the right thing, even when it is against the direct orders of her master.
Everyone in the world knows about Street Fighter character Chun-Li like everyone knows that she is Chinese. Thought to be the best female fighting character in history, this lady is known for her iconic leg kicks but is also very traditional and proud of her heritage. Everything about her, including her uniform and fighting skills, is purely Chinese, and everyone loves her for that. She is both strong and sexy like xxx games characters and has a great balance between strength and speed.
1. Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang)
Surprise! Did you even know that one of the most iconic fighting game characters from Mortal Kombat is Chinese? Sub-Zero’s father is Chinese, and his mother is American, but in video games, he is a part of the Chinese Lin Kuei clan. His ability to freeze the opponents and his incredibly cool persona (pun intended) made him enormously popular. The deep mythology behind the character and his family only make his more intriguing and well deserving the first place on our list!