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Where's the love for Jago and Orchid?! Here's which main protagonist our readers like most in fighting games

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • December 14, 2016 at 12:03 p.m. PST • Comments: 255

Updated: The results are in! To see how our readers voted, be sure to hit the jump.

Earlier: Okay, so before we get to the poll itself, let's try and put aside which series we like the most and focus on the characters at hand. While I may like Street Fighter, I can't say I necessarily care for Ryu all that much, and that's perfectly fine, because this isn't a popularity contest between fighting game series - but between their main protagonists.

In the poll, I decided to omit series that are grounded outside of their fighting game franchise, such as Super Smash Bros. and Persona, and tried to focus mainly on big fighting game series, with a clear main protagonist.

The one exception I made was for Killer Instinct, in which Jago and Orchid are apparently treated as co-protagonists, so I've combined the two into one option, so feel free to cast your vote in that direction if either of those two fill the criteria for you.

I also decided, to make things simple, to keep it to the main protagonist at the series' beginning. While some fighting game series have evolved beyond their humble beginnings, I thought it more fitting to list just Ryu for Street Fighter and just Kazuya for Tekken, for example, instead of mixing in Alex and Jin.
Now, let's get to the exciting part - to the vote!

Which main protagonist do you like the most?

1. Ryu - Street Fighter series: 321 votes / 35.0%
2. Sol Badguy - Guilty Gear series: 167 votes / 18.2%
3. Kazuya Mishima - Tekken series: 163 votes / 17.8%
4. Kyo Kusanagi - King of Fighters series: 82 votes / 9.0%
5. Ragna the Bloodedge - BlazBlue series: 55 votes / 6.0%
6. Kasumi - Dead or Alive series: 44 votes / 4.8%
7. Liu Kang - Mortal Kombat series: 37 votes / 4.0%
8. Akira Yuki - Virtua Fighter series: 25 votes / 2.7%
9. Jago and/or Black Orchid - Killer Instinct series: 22 votes / 2.4%

Total votes: 916

Voting has closed

Who did you end up choosing? Let us know in the comments.
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