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Face Off
While they eliminated fully digitized actors for Mortal Kombat 4, many of the character's face textures were modeled after Midway staff members. Namely Steve Beran (Shinnok), and Herman Sanchez (Jarek).
Applies to: Jarek Shinnok Mortal Kombat 4
Family reunion canceled due to attempted murder
The character name data in both the arcade and PlayStation versions of Ehrgeiz list 三島平八 (Heihachi Mishima) and 一八DEVIL (Kazuya Devil), giving further credence to the notion that Godhand is a member of the Tekken Mishima clan.
Applies to: Heihachi Mishima Ehrgeiz
Fatality imitates art
Scorpion's look (and possibly inclusion) in Injustice was inspired by comic book legend Jim Lee.
Applies to: Scorpion Injustice
Fate Cosplay
In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny, one of Fate Testarossa's costumes resembles Klonoa from the game "Klonoa: Door to Phantomile". Pac-man can be seen on her cap as well or atleast it is supposed to resemble him.
Applies to: Fate Testarossa Pac-Man Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny
Franco's Real Bout Special total sprite overhaul/size increase is "explained away" in his Real Bout 2 ending, where he is shown in original form shedding his massive "costume."

This is clearly a gag ending, and not canon... or is it?!?

Applies to: Franco Bash
FF in GG
Axl Low's background in Guilty Gear features some tiny figures in the distance. Close inspection reveals several of them to be Fatal Fury characters--Geese on the left, then Terry, Andy, Mai, and Joe from the right. Billy and Athena may also be present, but that's arguable.
Applies to: Andy Bogard Geese Howard Joe Higashi Mai Shiranui Terry Bogard Guilty Gear
Fighting Origin/Non-Fighting Origin
Despite being billed as being from the Fire Emblem series, Roy actually appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee prior to his debut in Fire Emblem the following year. Roy was inserted into Melee for the purpose of creating hype for the upcoming game, Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (The Binding Blade).
Applies to: Roy
Human Torch was reportedly completely finished and playable in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but had to be scrapped due to his constant "flame on" state taking up too much RAM.
Applies to: Human Torch Marvel vs Capcom 3
Flyin' Jubei
On Tung Fu Rue's background in RBFFS, Jubei Yamada may sometimes be seen zooming across the sky. As he's very quick, tiny, and normally obscured by the game's UI, he is easy to miss.
Applies to: Jubei Yamada Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
Flying Kick Technique
Originally taught to him by Bo Rai Cho, Liu Kang used this technique to defeat Shang Tsung at the conclusion of the first Mortal Kombat tournament.
Applies to: Liu Kang
Forceball Technique
According to some Deadly Alliance story materials, Johnny Cage used his Forceball technique to defeat Mutoid Man on Celebrity Smash TV (Smash TV being another Midway arcade game, and Mutoid Man being its first boss).
Applies to: Johnny Cage
Forgotten Frost
Though his chilly persona is no more, at least as of Mortal Kombat 4, Noob could still use his ice powers to finish off an opponent.
Applies to: Noob Saibot
Four-color Palette Swap
Shuma's primary color switch from pink in Marvel Super Heroes to green in MSH vs. SF owes to the fact that Marvel never had much of a handle on his color either. Although green is apparently his "correct" color, he has appeared pink in several instances (including his first appearance).
Applies to: Shuma-Gorath
Fowl Word Play
It's no secret that Akira Toriyama is fond of using puns. Oliems is no exception. His race is known as Kientakku-seijin, which roughly translates to "Kentuckian", as in Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Applies to: Oliems
From "All Stars" to "Evolution"
Capcom Fighting All Stars: Code Holder is a cancelled game which was planned for the arcade and PS2. It was Capcom's first attempt at creating an in-house 3D fighter, after the success of their Street Fighter EX series (which was developed by Arika). It was presented early in 2003 in beta test format, but after negative feedback from players and mo...
Applies to: Akira Kazama Alex Batsu Ichimonji Charlie Nash Haggar Ingrid Poison Strider Hiryu Capcom Fighting Evolution
Fusion Confusion
In the North American release of DragonBall Z Ultimate Battle 22, Gogeta is erroneously given the name of his counterpart Vegetto. This may have been because Gogeta is shown being formed by the Potara Earrings in the opening FMV, rather than the Fusion Dance as he is normally created.
Applies to: Gogeta Vegito DragonBall Z: Ultimate Battle 22

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