Note: I originally posted this in a different forum a long time ago. I have since updated it. I wanted to see people's timelines in fighting games by the mains they settled on for each title they played. I'll do mine as an example. Street Fighter II (All Versions): Guile Fatal Fury: Terry Bogard Mortal Kombat: Scorpion Time Killers: Rancid Samurai Shodown (Entire Series): Ukyo Fatal Fury 2 & Special: Kim Mortal Kombat II: Kung Lao Killer Instinct (I, II, & III): Sabrewulf Darkstalkers (Entire Series): Jon Talbain X-Men Children of the Atom: Wolverine King of Fighters '94: Team Italy Mortal Kombat 3: Smoke Marvel Super Heroes: Wolverine Street Fighter Alpha: Charlie X-Men vs. Street Fighter: Wolverine and Charlie Street Fighter Alpha (2 & 3): Sakura Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo: Sakura Dead or Alive (2 & 3): Kasumi Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter: Wolverine and Sakura Street Fighter III (New Generation & 2nd Impact): Ibuki Tekken 3: Paul Marvel vs. Capcom: Wolverine and Captain America Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Makoto Marvel vs. Capcom 2: Guile, Iron Man, and Wolverine Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance: Scorpion Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Samus Street Fighter IV: Sakura Super Street Fighter IV (AE & Ver. 2012): Makoto BlazBlue (Calamity Trigger & Continuum Shift): Noel Vermillion Mortal Kombat 9: Stryker Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Vanilla & Ultimate): X-23, Dr. Doom, and Deadpool King of Fighters XIII: King, Mai, and Terry Bogard Street Fighter X Tekken: Juri and Asuka Skullgirls: Painwheel and Cerebella Persona 4 Arena: Chie Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Asuka and Jun Dead or Alive 5: Mila Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (R): A.B.A Injustice: Harley Quinn Yatagarasu: Hanzo Divekick: Dr. Shoals BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma: Bullet Ultra Street Fighter IV: Decapre As far as what they have in common, well, I like playing rushdown, preferably with decent speed and mixup. The last few years, I've shifted toward using females, usually those with some sort of tomboy or alt angle to them (except Tekken, where being normal is the alternative). I usually start with a character's design and then see if the gameplay feel works for me. I stay pretty loyal until that character changes or a new one catches my attention. How 'bout you?