Fighting Game Tropes

Hello fellow fighting game enthusiasts! It’s time for us to take a look at some common tropes within our favorite fighters. Now, let’s battle!

  • SNK Boss: Every fighting game fan has dealt with this trope in some way or another. It deals with the bosses in fighting games that aren’t just difficult to beat, but seem to be programmed to be as cheap as possible. Versions of this include; extremely overpowered offense, infinite super meter, neigh invulnerability, or extreme projectile spamming. The final bosses in the King of Fighters franchise regularly are considered as this. In KOF ’99, the final boss Krizalid, has a disgustingly powerful combo that can take away 90% of your health bar! In Street Fighter 3rd Strike, we have the thong-wearing god of annoyance, Gill. Gill can literally recover his HP to full, and dishes out massive damage with his projectiles. Lastly, we have Yami (The final boss in Okami) as the end boss of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. He has 3 different forms, each of which is more annoying then the last. His first form has him stealing your power meter and firing homing missiles. His second form has amazing range, and his third form is pure hell. His supers are the most damaging, and he spams his attacks like crazy.

krizalid(Krizalid)

 

  • Lethal Joke Character: Another extremely common trope in fighting games. It deals with the presumably pathetic characters in games that have hidden potential. Dan Hibiki of the Street Fighter franchise fits this mold to a T. His projectile is absolutely useless, and he doesn’t have a lot of range. Then, as the games progressed, he became a lot more useable, with highly experienced players using him for mind games. The Super Smash Bros series has the pink balloon Pokemon, Jigglypuff. Her moves are very weak, and she can get KO’ed very easily. There’s one thing however, that makes her dangerously unpredictable. Her move, “rest”, can be one of the most powerful moves in the series, if you manage to connect with it. Lastly, there’s Shingo Yabuki from King of Fighters’ 97. His move set is weaker versions of Kyo’s techniques. Then, you find out that he has the highest chance of scoring a critical hit in the game! This means that his attacks tend to hurt a lot more, albeit, randomly.

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  • (Sorry if this sounds perverted) Jiggle Physics: A rather scandalous, but highly used fighting game trope. This occurs with a body bounces in place or reacts to physical stimuli. This often applies to the breasts of female fighters, making them highly popular among male gamers. King of Fighters has one of the original versions of this with Mai Shiranui’s “orbs”. Mai is a gorgeous kunoichi with a rather large breasts. They’re often seen bouncing in her idle stance. She was modeled after Fumie Hosokawa, the Japanese porn star with the largest breasts. Next, we have the unsettling Rufus from Street Fighter IV. He’s extremely fat, and his body jiggles in a very disturbing manner. Lastly, we have Xianghua from the Soul Caliber series. The physics not only appear on her breasts, but her butt as well!

mai.jpg(The Lovely Mai)

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More Fascinating Mythical Creatures (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello everyone, and welcome to the permanent expansion of the Wednesday post! Expect to see entries from creatures all over the world. Also, I would love some suggestions in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s dive into the awesome world of mythical beasts!

  • Monopods are extremely bizarre creatures of Ancient Greek mythology. They were first depicted by Pliny The Elder in the start of the AD time period. They’re portrayed as dwarf-like creatures with a single, gargantuan foot.

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  • Nalusa Falaya is a downright disturbing monster of Choctaw folklore. It’s depicted as a spindly, obsidian humanoid with a snout-like nose, and the power to blend into the shadows. It spends its time terrifying kids who stay up late, and infecting humans with pure malice.

 

More Awesome TV Tropes

Hello fellow Media Lovers! It’s time for some more tropes! I hope you guys will enjoy it. Now, let’s begin!

  • The Jinx: A darkly comedic trope that deals with severely unlucky characters. They are perfectly normal, but can inflict brutal unluckiness on others. Some examples include: Archie of Archie Comics (He tends to get himself and others around him into trouble), Douglas Fackler of the Police Academy movies (Upon throwing an apple core, he unknowingly causes a riot), and  this is Black Cat of Spider-Man fames main gimmick.

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  • Airborne Mook: This trope deals with any character in any form of media that flies, and is usually a pain to deal with. Some examples of this include: Pipis from the classic Megaman series (These mechanical birds drop large eggs on the Blue Bomber that split into many annoying miniature versions), The Lakitu  from Super Mario Bros (These flying freaks stay out of range and drop spinys on the Mario Bros) lastly, we have the Explosive Flies from The Binding of Isaac (These bastards fly around rooms and like to get up in your business. Take care of them from a distance, or face a full heart’s worth of damage) 

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More Awesome Food From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more tasty foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Liangfen is a noodle-based dish that comes from China. It’s made with starch jelly, chili oil, vinegar, soy sauce, crushed garlic, julienned carrot, and sesame paste. It’s served cold, and is an extremely popular dish in Northern China.

liang

 

  • Murukku is a snack food that comes from India. It’s made from 3 different types of flour and fried in vegetable oil.

murukku

More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Gulha is a snack food that comes from the Maldives. It’s made from wheat flour, rice dough, tuna, chili, onion, and grated coconut. It’s usually eaten with sweetened hot tea.

gulha

 

  • Mattar paneer is a spicy dish that comes from India. It’s made with a tomato-based sauce, peas, paneer, and garam marsala. It’s completely vegetarian, and eaten with rice and naan.

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Awesome Cards From Custom Hearthstone Part 1

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the card game, and I love the creativity that goes into making each card. Custom Hearthstone is both a subreddit and website that lets people from around the world design cards. This post will be covering some of my absolute favorite cards made on the site. I will be posting their usernames as well, so that you can check them out at your leisure. Now, let’s begin!

  • Senegos Created by: TheGronne  Tribe: Dragon Mana Cost: 8  Type: Legendary Mage Minion Attack: 4 Health: 12 Appearance: A really cool azure dragon with light wings. Effect: Counter the first spell your opponent casts each turn.

This card is absolutely incredible! The stats are extremely fair for an 8 cost minion, and the effect is very unique. You essentially get a “counter spell” minion that activates every turn. If this ever makes it into the real game, Secret Mage decks would become meta defining.

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  • Pirate Invasion! by Braydentheco Type: Warrior Epic Spell Mana Cost: 4 Appearance: A group of people being raided by pirates. Effect: Shuffle 10 copies of random Pirates into your deck. They cost (1) less. 

This is another ultra inventive card that could make Pirate Warrior work. It seems like an “Academic Espionage” for the Warrior class, and probably has insane synergies with other pirates. Patches can be summoned for free, and you can easily fill the field with strong minions. Tell me what you think of this card in the comments’ section below.

pirate

 

 

Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Umi nyobo are incredibly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as human women with fish-like features. They have sharp, shark-like teeth, scaly skin, and webbed toes. Some stories give these creatures human speech, while others depict them as silent predators. They mainly hunt humans, and thoroughly enjoy killing them. Some do have morals, however, and might be seen showing kindness to people.

umi nyobo.jpg

 

  • Gumyocho are incredibly beautiful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as large two-headed birds with golden pelts and fiery tails. They live in Gokuraku judo (The Land of Amida Buddha), and have angelic voices. It’s said that if you hear this yokai, sing, you will reach enlightenment. 

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