Name: Niklas Origin: Sweden Fighting style: MMA Design notes: Since I'm from Sweden of course I wanted to come up with a Swedish character. Scandinavian FG characters are pretty rare, and the few that do exist seem to be either vikings, or not Scandinavian whatsoever (like Chris from KOF). I wanted to come up with something more believably Swedish so with the growing popularity of MMA that seemed like a sensible choice.
I agree Scandinavian characters aren't very well represented in fighting games.
My personal idea for if I had a fighting game would be a Swedish metal musician who utilizes a brawling style where he incorporates a guitar as a blunt weapon as each protagonist can do in the "Dead Rising" games, but again strictly as a blunt weapon rather than being able to fire off projectiles from it like he's some otherworldly figure.
That could be accurate as their is a huge metal scene in Sweden, specifically around the Gothenburg area.
Anytime dude, but seriously I see how a bunch of other people are posting ideas on your thread for some cool concepts. Do you think you might take them up on any of them and try to make character designs out of them?
I often start there, that's why I asked. Or at least, somewhere in the development. I like to try and tailor the design to how the caharacter woukld fight as much as the moves are tailored to who the character is.
I also remember Xion from the Bloody Roar series being Swedish. I'm still waiting for a Finnish character to hit fighting games haha.
I dig the dude, he's got some sweet tattoos and I see he's a Tre Konor fan He seems a bit too skinny for a MMA user to me though, but I guess that's only because the only MMA fighters I've seen are from a heavyweight division or something.