Alex
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Gender Male
Race Human
Birth date May 15
Birth place USA United States of America




Status Alive
Fighting style Kickboxing and Pro Wrestling


Alex is a video game character of the Dragon Fighter series, first appearing in Dragon Fighter IV. He is an American wrestler from New York whose mentor, Tom, has been seriously injured by Gill.

Biography

Concept

Many of Alex's character traits allude to famous professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. His fighting style can be considered as an amalgamation of Hogan's repertories during his career in both the New Japan Pro Wrestling circuit and WWF back in the 80's; in Japan, Hogan used more traditional wrestling maneuvers in the ring, while in the US, Hogan was well known for his brute force and raw power brawling. A secondary inspiration likely comes from Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose; his trademark forehead bandana headband and long hair depicted is most similar to Axl's youthful appearance around the early 1990's, and share a mercurial, almost short tempered but well meant disposition, as Axl was at times notorious for being extremely headstrong and combative.

Alex is also possibly based on Mike "The Gladiator" Awesome, a cult-popular pro wrestler in 1990s Japan - particularly Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling (FMW). Mike Awesome was known for being a long-haired high-flyer despite his tall, muscular frame and powerhouse attack style, used a jumping powerbomb as his finisher, and wore similar warpaint under his eyes.

Personality

Often crass and abrasive, Alex's boldness tends to land him in deep trouble; he is also prone to violent outbursts of extreme aggression, especially if the people he loves are threatened. He is also very straightforward and refuses to mince words, especially when it comes to his confidence in his abilities. At times, this desire to prove himself can overwhelm his common sense, leading to very dangerous situations that test the very limits of his fighting capabilities.

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