Liu Kang

Game: Mortal Kombat
Genre: Fighting
Year: 1992
Biters: Fei Long (Super Street Fighter II), Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat), Jin Kazama (Tekken)

Complex Says:  Liu Kang took a different approach to the karate fighter look. The first Bruce Lee ripoff kept his gear simple with solid black pants and white shoes. In MKII, he stepped it up by adding a design on the sides. Revolutionary stuff if you ask us. He managed to get Capcom to bite off of his look with Fei Long, and his MK co-star, Johnny Cage, changed his look to match Kang’s. Future fighters that go to battle in only pants design them now just like Liu Kang. So far none have managed to mimic his bicycle kick.