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Video Game Archetypes: Bruce Lee Homages

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Since basically every fighting game ever includes a tribute to Bruce Lee, I made this wallpaper to show them all. There are certain elements that come from Bruce Lee that they tend to have:

Key:
*Jeet Kune Do: 1
*Turkey Calls: 2
*Flying Kick: 3
*Dragons: 4
*Nunckaku: 5
*Nationality: 6
*Shirtless Costumes: 7
*Game of Death Costume: 8
*Haircut: 9
*Actor: 10

Liu Kang: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Johnny Cage: 1 5 7 10
Jann Lee: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Marshall Law: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Forest Law: 1 2 3 4 6 7 8
Fei Long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8* 9 10
Maxi: 2 3 4 5 7
Kim Dragon: 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10
Long: 1 2 6 8 9
Hon Fun: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9

*Manga only

Other Tributes:
*Marshall's chest scars


Version 1 (03/10/11)
*Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat
*Marshall Law from Tekken
*Jann Lee from Dead or Alive
*Fei Long from Street Fighter
*Maxi from SoulCalibur

Version 2 (04/10/11)
*Added Forest Law from Tekken
*Added Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat

Version 3 (19/09/12)
*Added Bruce Lee
*Added Kim Dragon from World Heroes (Thanks to Kabbal)

Version 4 (10/09/13)
*Added Long from Xuan Dou Zhi Wang

Version 5 (06/04/18)
*Added Hon Fu from Fatal Fury (Thanks to StarDragonJP)

If I'm missing anyone else, let me know.
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Dang, this looks good!!

I thought Johnny Cage was suppose to be a Homages to Jean Claude Van Damme

TGrebel2's avatar
"His Legend Lives On."



Oh hey Johnny, what're you doing here?
StarDragonJP's avatar
Hon Fu - Fatal Fury, he has 2, 4, 5, 6, & 9. Although he doesn't have shirtless, he does have a low cut tank top that shows off his chest. Oh & the dragons are in some of his move names.
The4thSnake's avatar
Finally, got him added. Thanks for that.
SuperMaster10's avatar
Johnny Cage was actually based off Van Damme in Bloodsport
The4thSnake's avatar
He was, but they've added a lot of Bruce Lee-isms since.
RagingModernGhost's avatar
Any plans to add Blaziken in?
The4thSnake's avatar
RagingModernGhost's avatar
From Pokken Tournament, yes.
The4thSnake's avatar
How does it qualify?
Marigi245's avatar
Hitmonchan works better
Marigi245's avatar
I meant Hitmonlee
I think Johnny Cage would actually be a "Jean-Claude Van Damme" homage
The4thSnake's avatar
He is, but with elements of Bruce Lee.
Noriaki-On-Crack's avatar
Forest Law did/does have a Game of Death costume, without sleeves, but it's still skintight/yellow n black.

img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…

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The4thSnake's avatar
Thanks for the tip.
masonicon's avatar
How about Rock Lee?
The4thSnake's avatar
He didn't originate in a game, so he doesn't really qualify.
KIM-ARIRANG's avatar
tmma1869's avatar
As much as I think Chie Satonaka should be in this list, I am also against my idea since:

1. She's a girl
2. She rarely wears the yellow track suit
3. She mostly/only uses kicks despite being a fan of kung-fu
4. Since she's a girl, she can't be shirtless
5. She doesn't use nunchakus either.

As for Jam Kuradoberi, she deffo has some similarities to Chie as to why she should not be in this pic. Obvious difference? Her hair length.

^^;
ZephyrusKourai's avatar
I like it. Though slightly surprised Johnny Cage was on this list (considering he's a karate fighter first and foremost), but I ain't exactly complaining.

Good work.
legendrai1's avatar
you forgot li long from the soul series that met the criterias of 2, 4, 5 & 6
legendrai1's avatar
there also:
reiji from kakuto chojin back alley brutal
allen snider from street fighter EX
jacky bryant from virtua fighter
hon-fu from fatal fury
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