Back in the day, when I first shipped off to the wilds of Hays, Kansas for college, I was thrilled to find a copy of Street Fighter II in the Student Union, right by the elevators.  While my cohorts tried to master Guile (whom they called “Gwee-lee”) and Ryu (whom no one could ever pronounce at all), I spent my time trying to figure out Chun-Li’s helicopter kick.  The same was true of ‘Mortal Kombat’ when it arrived, where I fought with Raiden as all my friends tried to master primary color ninjers, leading to today’s fatality query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wants to make it clear that we’re not limiting ourselves to the Mortal Kombat games, ’cause Christie Monteiro rules, asking: Which world warrior was YOUR kombatant of choice?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Jonathan Cadotte on

    I was a fan of Kung Lao with MKII but as soon as Jade became a playable character I was all about her (I like the color green).

  2. Sophitia from the SoulCalibur series. She was the only fighting game character I ever developed any reasonable amount of skill with.

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