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Cabinet Absence
In lieu of Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage's actor) fallout, the Mortal Kombat cabinet Liu Kang drops in game is missing one character who appears on it in real life.
Applies to: Johnny Cage Liu Kang Mortal Kombat 3 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Cage Conspiracy
After Mortal Kombat 2, Daniel Pesina (who played Johnny Cage and the male ninjas) used his Johnny Cage likeness to endorse some non-MK products including sports supplements, workout videos, and even Bloodstorm, another particularly violent fighting game. The subsequent controversy and falling out was supposedly a factor in both Johnny Cage (and the...
Applies to: Johnny Cage Noob Saibot Reptile Scorpion Smoke (Cyborg) Sub-Zero
Cage's Career
The full listing of Johnny Cage's performances is: Dragon Fist, Dragon Fist II, Son of Dragon Fist, Sudden Violence, Aquatic Assault, 7 Poisons, Cage Match, The Gist of My Fist, 24 Karate Gold, Ninja Mime, HWAAAAA!!, Exiting the Dragon of Death, Wu Shu (television show), Who's That?, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Mortal Kombat: The Death of ...
Applies to: Johnny Cage
Calibur Cousins
Like many other famous mangaka, Sgt. Frog/Keroro Gunsou creator Mine Yoshizaki was asked to create a guest character for SoulCalibur IV. Her result, Angol Fear, was basically an older, sexed-up version of her Sgt. Frog character Angol Mois. Fear was later added to the Sgt. Frog manga and introduced as Mois' cousin.
Applies to: Angol Fear Angol Mois
Nintendo's Samus Aran and Ridley from Metroid appear in Dimensions' Geothermal Power Plant stage. Ridley shoots fireballs at the fighters and catchesand attacks them if they fall out of the arena. By blowing into the 3DS' microphone, Samus will roll into the stage and attack Ridley, ceasing the fireballs. This cameo is possible due to Team N...
Applies to: Ridley Samus Dead or Alive Dimensions
Cammy inexplicably shows up as a pit fight opponent in Metro City's Japantown, in the game Final Fight Streetwise. Looking a tad bit older than even any of her other incarnations and with a bit of a different outfit, it seems that even Delta Red agents can fall on hard times and need a quick buck.
Applies to: Cammy White
Cancel Brain
Box art exists for this canceled Culture Brain title which the internet seems to think is a localization of SD Hiryu no Ken. Upon closer inspection, its more likely an English version of Super Chinese Fighter or Super Chinese World 2 (an action RPG which many of Super Chinese Fighter's characters hail from)
Applies to: SD Hiryƫ no Ken Super Chinese Fighter
Cancelled Fighting All-Stars
Ingrid is one of three originally characters created for Capcom's ill-fated inter-company 3d crossover fighting game, Capcom Fighting All-Stars. Though CFAS was canned, many of its gameplay systems were rolled into Ingrid's design when she was shoveled into Capcom Fighting Evolution. Rook and D.D., the other two hold overs from CFAS, have not yet...
Applies to: Ingrid Capcom Fighting Evolution
Captain Katsuya
Prolific Japanese fantasy artist Katsuya Terada did an illustration for "Japan's #1 Online Collectible Card Game," Alteil, which is remarkably similar to Kidd's appearance in World Heroes 2 Jet. The character depicted is named Pirate King Dub Rido.
Applies to: Captain Kidd
Chang's Escape
With Kim's attention focused on Hwa Jai and Raiden in KoF13, Chang is apparently enjoying his freedom in India. Choi's whereabouts are unknown.
Applies to: Chang Koehan King of Fighters 13, The
Character Recognition
Gundam: The Battle Master and Battle Master 2 take place in a post-apocalyptic world not tied to any existing Gundam series and star completely original characters. When Battle Master 2 was brought to America as Battle Assault, all the original characters were replaced with the "canon" pilots from their respective series.

In Battle Master 2,...

Applies to: Gundam: Battle Assault Gundam: The Battle Master
Ciel's servant
The spirit that appears besides Ciel is referred as "Seven" or "Nanako". She will sometimes appear in a few seconds before a match. Ciel will call her as "Seven" when performing an Arc Drive move.
Applies to: Ciel Melty Blood
Clara's Big Adventure
Clara appears in the arcade and Saturn 3/4 view action shooter "Purikura Daisakusen" as one of three playable characters. An invincibility powerup will transform her into Super Clara for a short time.
Applies to: Kurara Hananokoji Super Kurara
Copykugenryu Cat
As Dan is to Art of Fighting, so is Yuri to Street Fighter. Since KoF98, she has inherited at least move from Capcom's signature shotos per game albeit subtely renamed and reanimated.
Applies to: Akuma Ken Masters Ryu Sakura Kasugano Yuri Sakazaki
Cosmology it ain't
Big Bang Beat is based on Alice Soft's hentai strategy game Daibanchou, aka Big Bang Age. The story is as follows:

In the year 200X, a giant hole erupted in the middle of Japan, called the Demonic Hole. Its appearance caused the sea to split and the lands to bend. The entire Japan was twisted out of shape. Dark black B Crystals appeared eve...

Applies to: Big Bang Beat -1st Impression-
Costume Cameos
KOF MI: Maxima's "rigging model" costume piece outfits him in a King Lion/Leo getup.
Applies to: King Leo King Lion Maxima King of Fighters: Maximum Impact
Cross Counter
There is a hidden easter egg in the original Melty Blood. If you perform Ciel's AAA while ex-shielding with Arcueid Brunestud, a picture of them punching each other will appear. Arcueid's face resemble Neko-Arc.

This feature was later removed in the later Melty Blood games.

Applies to: Arcueid Brunestud Ciel Melty Blood
Cross-Company Family Ties
Although precise details on the specifics are hard to find, there is mention in both an issue of Tips & Tricks and the official Ehrgeiz mook that Ken Mishima, AKA Godhand, is indeed a member of the Mishima family of Tekken fame. How exactly he fits in, however, is unknown. The only concrete detail is that the Mishima Construction Company he used to...
Applies to: Godhand Heihachi Mishima Jin Kazama Jinpachi Mishima Kazuya Mishima Lars Alexandersson
Cross-Universe Cameo
Burnov appears in Captain Atlantis' ending in Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, defeated by the Captain in a wrestling match.
Applies to: Burnov Captain Atlantis Double Dragon Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer
Custom built skates doing 103
Bridget's move Kick Start My Heart is named after a song by Motley Crue. His "dragon punch" Starship is named for the band formerly known as Jefferson Starship.
Applies to: Bridget
Cyber Censorship
In the Korean versions of Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, Alisa's head no longer detaches, and her chainsaws have been replaced with lightsabers.
Applies to: Alisa Boskonovitch Tekken 6
Cybernetic Credo
Cyber Shredder as he appears in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters first appeared in the Game Boy game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue. Cyber Shredder's storyline is supposed to involve his body being updated by cybernetic parts, but the only aesthetic difference appears that he has bulked up slightly.

A diffe...

Applies to: Cyber Shredder

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