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    Lightbulb Who is Your Favorite Neo Character and Why? (This is for an article I'm publishing)

    Update!

    To all who shared - Thanks for your thoughts! It's been fun reading through these.

    Here is the link for the article - if there are any more great submissions I'll add to it!

    Click on the Articles link, then the title SNK's Relatable Characters.



    Original Message:

    Hey Peeps - this sounds like a noob question, but it is a serious question.

    I'm developing an article for my website on how/why players relate to their favorite SNK characters, and I'd like to include some stories from long-time Neo fans. Despite the drama here, you are all a very thoughtful group and your ideas are usually well developed when you have a story to tell.

    SNK brought a relateability to their characters in a way that Capcom or other fighting game developers typically didn't - their plotlines were often more "Saturday morning cartoon" in nature.

    This idea came about when talking to a friend about why he is drawn to Ukyo from Samurai Shodown - while not the same illness, they both share a chronic condition that affects all areas of their lives they must overcome to survive.

    Here's an excerpt from my draft to give you an idea of my angle.

    The connection players feel to their favorite characters in SNK games run much deeper than enjoying the mechanics of how they play in the game engine. Sure, I love the way Terry Bogard plays, but it is his story of loss and his identity as a lone-wolf orphan that struck a chord with me when I was 13 years old. Having dealt with the loss of two fathers by that point, and dealing with the scars that come from being an adopted orphan, Terry’s story spoke to me. No, I didn’t have anyone to take revenge against or blame for the loss in my life, but I was angry. Terry was angry. But Terry channeled that anger into a driving force to make him better in every way possible. In a hurtful adolescence full of loss and being an outcast in my family and community, his story brought hope to me in a way that I’m only beginning to understand as an adult almost 30 years later.

    If you'd like to contribute, thank you! If there are a lot of submissions I may not get to include all of them. I plan on attaching the user names of the members I include in the article, but if you wish to share your story and do not want me to include your user name, please share your story in confidence over PM. I will never release your name in conjunction with the story.

    Thanks, everyone!
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    saner ruined mai for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by basic View Post
    saner ruined mai for me
    I mean - there's a lot of truth in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basic View Post
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    Terry Bogard.

    With most action games being full of armored warriors and karate gi wearing martial artists, Terry just seemed like a casually dressed everyday dude (I actually thought he was a Domino's Pizza delivery guy when I first saw him as a kid in Fatal Fury 1 lol) . The Fatal Fury and King of Fighters games featured cutscenes, a developing story and combined with his representation in the Masami Obari anime tv specials and motion picture, Terry seemed more relatable and to have more personality than most other game characters to me.

    Having lost his adoptive father at a young age, Terry Bogard undoubtedly went through a lot of pain in the years proceeding his fateful return back to South Town. Despite having a backstory that isn't too far off from DC's Batman or Marvel's Daredevil, unlike those characters, Terry Bogard is not defined by angst and brooding. Although originally motivated by the need to avenge the death of his adoptive father, Terry can usually be found enjoying the company of his friends, playing video games or enjoying a game of basketball with the other less fortunate kids around South Town.

    He's just an all around cool character; a character who's positive attitude and perseverance has inspired me to such a degree that I named my son after him.

    Cheers.

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    No idea anymore.
    Ukyo and Iori were who I gravitated towards when I was younger. Ukyo for the sword style, and Iori cuz he looked evil.
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    I think Ukyo was the character that ultimately made me a neo geo fanatic. There was a lot of interesting discussions in the arcade crowd back in the early 90s about the balancing of SS1, and how Ukyo's moves often left him wide open for counters. I hated Ukyo in SS2 because he was so overpowered, but overall, he's my favorite character. My second most played character is Jubei, because of how easy it is to cheese wins from aggressive players.

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    I’m a AOF fan, Robert Garcia for sure. I played a lot of AoF on snes and later on aes; also, he was my go to in kof 94 and 95.
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    1. Terry from FF and KoF
    His attitude, character design, and overall play style was always fun to me. That and being the general "Face of Neo Geo" it was always cool seeing him in different advertising.

    2. Marco from Metal Slug
    Silent but deadly that character was just fun to watch as he mowed down enemies with gunfire.

    3. Yoshitora Tokugawa from SamSho
    I always enjoyed the character's attitude and presentation as well as his crazy number of swords that he named after women.
    ... although....I did always find it weird that he would go off of the stage once in a while with a small child... That looked like a concubine.....

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    Rick S. from Real Bout 2.

    Fun to play, easy on the eyes, and not available anywhere else outside of Card Fighters Clash.
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    Krauser.

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    That line put him over for me for life. Also, what a name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wataru330 View Post
    Rick S. from Real Bout 2.

    Fun to play, easy on the eyes, and not available anywhere else outside of Card Fighters Clash.
    Rick rocks

    He and Alfred were playable in Fatal Fury First Contact on ngpc as well, but yeah, he’s been MIA as a playable character ever since Vanessa stole chunks of his moveset lol

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    Krauser.

    "Please die quietly or I have to ask you to leave."

    That line put him over for me for life. Also, what a name.
    The hotel provided an “assassin at no charge”. It couldn’t be helped lol:


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackaneseNiNjA View Post
    Rick rocks

    He and Alfred were playable in Fatal Fury First Contact on ngpc as well
    Well, shave my goat!!

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    This is outstanding news. Thanks for upping me on it.

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    King for sure. The whole gender thing, sharp tuxedo and badass move set. I enjoy thrashing out combos in KOF 98 and her theme park stage in AOF2 is one of the best looking on the system. She makes the Street Fighter roster look token and like all the good things in life, as a character, she keeps you guessing

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    Genjuro, Takuma, Andy Bogard, Caffeine Nicotine, Earthquake are my top 5.
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    Neo and Geo from the Quiz Daisousasen series. Probably the deepest SNK characters hands down.

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    Joe Higashi is my all time favourite. Couldn't really tell you why though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Neo and Geo from the Quiz Daisousasen series. Probably the deepest SNK characters hands down.
    Very meta...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackaneseNiNjA View Post
    Rick rocks

    He and Alfred were playable in Fatal Fury First Contact on ngpc as well, but yeah, he’s been MIA as a playable character ever since Vanessa stole chunks of his moveset lol



    The hotel provided an “assassin at no charge”. It couldn’t be helped lol:

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    Updated first message with link to the article. Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yagamikun View Post
    Updated first message with link to the article. Thanks everyone!
    you didn't include saner
    Hey Tak, can you see this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basic View Post
    you didn't include saner
    And defile my webpage? Nah, bro.

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