As we know, the original World Warriors (and Super World Warriors) were almost caricatures of either famous people or simply the stereotypes of a particular region. They’ve moved away from it a little bit over the years (mostly since they have created more fantastical fighting styles such as Juri’s or Oni’s) but they still are there (Hakan and El Fuerte are great examples, caricatures of their respective fighting styles of Turkish Oil wrestling and Luche Libre)
There are of course dozens upon dozens of fighting styles that have been left out. And we haven’t really seen any characters actually based on a person (or amalgamation of several people).
Who/what would you like to see?
Me? I want to see a Kareem Abdul Jabaar style character a-la Game of Death with Bruce Lee. Sort of a really tall, skinny, fast and powerful character with good reach. He’d have no real good gap closers and his moves would have fast startup but poor recovery I imagine. Sort of like a defensive punishment based Fei Long meets Sagat.
The other char I’d like to see is a Muhammed Ali style boxer. Really good footsie’s game, not alot of power but good combos. I imagine he’d have dodge move. Sort of like Vism style Cody from Alpha but with a command input to do it on demand instead of having it situation based. Puts him in a unhittable state for short time but has a poor recovery (could be special canceled though to be used for punishes.) Lets him dodge projectiles and any move that hits high/mid (but not low). Sort of as a reference to Ali’s “rope a dope” technique of tiring a fighter out via dodging hits while on the ropes.