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    Eternal Champions: Challenge from The Dark Side 
    Character Profiles/Endings FAQ:
    VERSION 1.00
    -Created, Edited and Compiled by: Psychochronic 
    (Brettdude in Gamefaqs) of Shoryuken.com
    Another form of Psychochronic Literature!
    Last Update: September 15, 2006
    Notes before reading this document:
    1) This document is NOT a list about tiers, combos, or any 
    sort of movelist. This is a text of every characters profiles/
    endings in Eternal Champions: Challenge from The Dark
    Side for Sega CD (not duplicating to the Sega Genesis 
    version) so don't expect anything answered like "Why is 
    this character is top-tier?" and anything relating to the 
    secret characters, tournament info and "How to beat the 
    Eternal Champion". If this is not the information you are 
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    Table of Contents:
    1) Version Changes
    2) Characters
        *Each character having the following in each game:
        ^Personal Information
        ^Fighting Style
        ^Defining Quote
        -Ramses III
        -Chin Wo
        *Didn't include the animal characters; they are joke 
          characters and are considered a waste of my time 
          if I added them. Couldn't add Eternal Champion
          and Dark Eternal Champion as are not playable
          in Contest Mode and also have no endings.
    3) Contact
    4) Credits
    Version Changes:
    1.00 - September 15, 2006:
    Compilated on September 4, 2006 around 1:59am EST and
    finished on September 15, 2006 around 8:56pm EST. Decided 
    to do the Sega CD version because it's cool and also, no info 
    of the endings neither profilesare found on the net. I thought 
    I'd try it. Also the game is broken and funny.
    *NOTE: All endings of the characters seen in the Genesis
    version do not match as the endings in the Sega CD version
    are more than slightly altered. This is NOT (I repeat...NOT!) 
    a duplicate text!
    1) Shadow:
    Full Name: Shadow Yamoto
    Occupation: Ninja Assassin
    Time Zone: 1993 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Taijitsu, Ninjitsu
    Stage Location: Black Orchid Rooftop
    Fighting Style:
    Tajitsu is a system of unarmed combat similar to jujutsu and 
    is a forerunner of modern judo.
    Ninjutsu is the feudal Japanese discipline embracing bushido, 
    espionage, commando warfare, occult powers and numerous 
    martial arts practices. Due to many terrortorial and religous 
    wars, Japanese mountain mystics were forced to develop the 
    are to protect their families.The ninja, the practitioner of 
    ninjutsu is the cultural opposite of the samurai. The ninja 
    not only masters traditional weapons, bit its also adept at 
    using daggers, dirks, darts, brass knuckles, smoke bombs 
    and a variety of poisons.
    Shadow was the best corporate assassin in the Black Orchid 
    Corporation. She performed many tasks ranging from individual 
    elimination jobs to ending large corporate takeovers.
    A true star at the Black Orchid headquarters, Shadow never 
    thought much about the morality of her career until she 
    learned that if a job wasn't completed to corporate satis-
    faction, a person like herself would in turn eliminate her.
    When she realized the peril of her own morality, Shadow 
    found she couldn'tbring herself to kill others. The corporation 
    didn't allow resignations, so they arranged her fall from the 
    101st floor of the Black Orchid building. This stopped her 
    from telling the world about Black Orchid and corporations 
    like it, with all their dark secrets of hired killers. This knowledge 
    would have had a huge impact on international business
    going into the 21st century.
    Shadow's plan if she was returned would be to reveal to the 
    world the illegal assassination programs that exist in many 
    of the largest corporations of the world.  She would also 
    search for a way to use her skills in a way that would make 
    a positive difference for the world but still support her thirst 
    for danger and adventure.
    Defining Quote:
    "A moral code is only required for the weak who don't know
    the difference between wrong and right."
    When Shadow returned, the first she did was keep herself
    being thrown off the roof. It was her boss that tricked her
    to coming up onto the roof. 
    Her boss was head of the Black Orchid corporate assassin
    program and Shadow treated her like a big sister. Shadow
    respected and owed her so much that she emulated her
    boss right down to her style of dress. Shadow didn't think 
    it was very unusual to meet at this location since her boss 
    didn't like to meet in the open. Shadow had no fear of 
    heights and spent many evenings sitting with her feet
    hanging over the side of the 101st floor of the Black Orchid
    Corporation building. Shadow was used to never trusting
    anyone, but had little worry because she believed her 
    boss to be a coward who had others to her dirty work 
    for her. This misjudgement of her character was deadly 
    because before Shadow could stand up to walk, her boss 
    had gotten close enough to shove her off the building.
    Given the knowledge of this attack, Sahdow didn't fall 
    prey to it a second time. This time, she quickly rolled to 
    the left, causing her boss to overshoot her goal and end 
    up falling off the building herself. After Shadow waited 
    for the body to hit the ground, she quickly escaped the 
    Shadow knew that there would never be a safe place for 
    her to rest again. She didn't bother going to the police 
    becausethe corruption and danger would still find her 
    As she rounded a city corner, she felt a knockout dart hit
    the side of her neck. Shadow was sure at this moment that
    the dart contained poison and that her regained life had
    only lasted for mere minutes.
    When she awoke, she was in the office of a man named 
    H.Q. who was in charge of the J.A.N.U.S. (Japanese 
    American Netherlands United Security) organization, a
    special underground political organization that was just
    being formed. It seems that H.Q. was recruiting four 
    special people for a special project team named the
    Given all the enemies Shadow had, she had little choice
    but to accept the offer and put her special skills toward
    something more positive than the wishes of an evil
    2) Xavier:
    Full Name: Xavier Pendragon
    Occupation: Warlock / Alchemist
    Time Zone: 1692 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Hapkido Cane Fighting
    Stage Location: Salem
    Fighting Style:
    Hapkido is a Korean martial art founded by Yong Shul Choi. 
    Its style is a selective combination of several martial arts 
    systems: power from Karate, leverage from Judo and Ki 
    (spirit) from Akido.
    Hapkido is distingushed by three essential techniques: 
    passitivity when opposing force, circular movements for 
    countering and attacking, and absoloute penetration of the 
    oppoenents defences. For instance, if the force is strong, it 
    must be met with a soft recpetion; if the force is weak, it must 
    be met with a strong reception. This union of techniques 
    establishes a fluid and perpetual rhythm as well as constant 
    mobility. Almost all hits and defensive actions are performed 
    with the cane, which is used in place of arms and legs.
    Xavier always made bad career choices, so it was no surprise 
    that his last job ended in failure. After nailing still-smoking 
    horseshoes onto the mayor's prized workhorse, Xavier found 
    himself with a shack full of smithy tools and no job.
    Stirred by a love for science, Xavier decided to try his hand 
    at the age-old quest for the formula which would turn lead 
    into gold. Instead, he found a way to create an unlimited 
    source of cheap, clean-burning energy that would put Salem 
    on the map forever in addition, Xavier found his alchemy had 
    changed him, giving him strange new powers.
    Before he could begin to use this power and document it 
    for the good of future generations, Xavier found himself 
    bound and gagged as the people of Salem carted him off 
    to the town square. There they burned him at the stake 
    for the false charge of being a warlock.
    While some of Xavier's powers could be mistaken for witch-
    craft, they are all based on real science.
    Xavier's return back to his life would allow him to finish his 
    studies of the unlimited power source that he found.  He 
    would like to find a way to use it without creating any great 
    danger of giving another tool to evil. He would also like to 
    put a stop to the ignorance that led to many witch hunts 
    across the expanse of history.
    Defining Quote:
    "Power doesn't corrupt absolutely, it instead gives corrupted
    people absolute power."
    When Xavier returned, the situation still didn't look good.
    He was being placed on the stake and didn't see how he
    would stop fate from dealing him the death he suffered
    Then like a thunderbolt, it struck him. Xavier got the
    attention of his accusers and asked them if his equipment
    could be burned with him. His accusers felt all of Xavier's
    items were filled with evil so they had no objection.
    When they placed the container that held the unlimited
    energy source near Xavier, he was able to tap its power
    through the small shard of similar material around his neck.
    Once all the power was absorbed into Xavier's personal
    crystal shard, the main power source exploded out a 
    massive force of energy.
    The religious zealots that had been performing the witch
    burnings took this event as a sign tha tthe final warlock
    had been killed and stopped the burnings and witch hunts.
    Xavier and an owl that appeared to be sucked in by the
    explosion were saved, but they were blown several
    hundred years into the future. The owl appeared to be a
    witch's familiar and quickly became a big help to Xavier
    in his new adventures.
    At first, this was tough for Xavier to be a man out of time
    but after so many years of the contest, he was used to it.
    He then discovered through the power, he had absorbed
    time had become a vehicle and he used it to travel among
    man's greatest events.
    Himself and teh owl became dedicated to helping the
    Eternal battle the forces of the Dark Champion through
    this power and their combined talents.  
    3) Trident:
    Occupation: Gladiator
    Time Zone: 110 B.C.
    Fighting Style: Capoeira
    Stage Location: Shores of Atlantis
    Fighting Style:
    This Brazilian fighting style was founded over three 
    centuries ago by African slaves. It is believed to have
    been originated by blacks in Angola, who performed 
    the movements as a religous dance. In the 16th century, 
    this "dance" was adpated into a fighting art as a defences 
    against the brutal slave traders. Capoeira is beautiful to 
    watch because of its graceful cartwheels, handstands, 
    handsprings, sweeps and flips. This grace combined with 
    strength makes thus art lethal. Practitioners of this art are 
    adept and evading attacks and countering with hands and 
    feet. The foot motions involve a great deal of leg sweeps, 
    leg blocks and kicks while in a handstand.
    Trident is so named because of the trident which replaced 
    the hand he lost in a duel with a shark.
    The people of Atlantis during this time lived above the 
    water.  They were competing with the Romans to see 
    who would control the Earth's surface, with the loser 
    being plunged into the watery depths.
    The Atlanteans spent their time in the pursuit of science. 
    They realized early on that a major part of the land was 
    going to sink into the ocean. To handle this, they built 
    great environments that were enclosed in bubbles so that 
    they could survive the ocean's depths.
    They then offered a fair settlement to the Romans. Half of 
    each each culture would stay on land, and the other half 
    would go to sea. The Romans would not agree, and would 
    only settle the issue through battle. So the Atlanteans had 
    no choice but to create a warrior that could stand up against 
    the warlike Romans. Trident was their champion.
    The Romans rigged the fight and crushed Trident under 
    a large stone pillar. With their loss, the Atlanteans were 
    forced unnecessarily undersea, and their culture was lost 
    A victory for Trident would allow him and the people of 
    Atlantis to share the land with the Romans. Trident would 
    also like to explore his role in Man's future as Trident was 
    a genetic creation and feels alone in his existence.
    Defining Quote:
    "I may have been created by man, but man I'm not."
    When Trident returned, he found himself back in the 
    middle of the fight for his people's future. This time he 
    avoided the falling pillar and faced his opponent in a 
    fair fight.
    The two struggled back and forth using all their passion
    and strength to protect the lives of their people. Finally,
    Trident's skill proved too much for the Roman warrior.
    Trident had the Roman within one single blow of death
    and had only to strike to end the bet and win.
    Trident looked up at the crowd and saw that not only
    the Atlanteans were cheering for the Roman's death,
    but also his own people. All either race seemed to want
    either death or violence. Trident would have no part in
    this senseless death. Given the attitudes of either people,
    staying above or below didn't matter if they couldn't 
    get along.
    Trident made a decision. He stood up and refused to
    finish the fight. He turned and walked away from the
    crowd. The crowd then turned on Trident, calling for
    his death, their bloodthirst out of control.
    Trident looked over his shoulder and saw the Roman
    rise, and come at him with a death blow. Trident had
    no choice but to kill the Roman and with a single strike, 
    the Roman's head was ripped from his body. The crowd
    went wild with the kill, but some were horrified by the
    violence and felt sorry that Trident had been forced
    into this by their lack of courage.
    After this incident, Trident and some of these people
     that had tried to help him, many of them scientists,
    chose to go under the sea and stay there until man
    learned to conquer the violence that consumed them.
    While it has been many generations since Trident and
    the others left, he still waits under the sea domes given
    near immortality by his genetic construction. One day,
    he and the others will return...
    4) Jetta:
    Full Name: Jetta Maxx
    Occupation: Circus Acrobat
    Time Zone: 1899 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Savate / Pencak Silat
    Stage Location: Blue Dragon Circus
    Fighting Style:
    Originating in France, savate, with its foot and fist fighting 
    style, emphasizes front side and round kicks to the knee, 
    shin and instep. The hands are kept open and low to defend 
    against groin kicks. Palm and heel strikes are used to attack 
    the face, nose and eyes. Street fighters who practiced the art 
    introduced both mid-level and high-level kicks.
    -Pencak Silat:
    Pencak Silat, the national fighting art of Indonesia, dates 
    back to the 6th century A.D. By the 14th century, the form 
    was the polished property of the nobility, and commoners 
    were barred from learning its tactics. Baru Silat, the Sumaturan 
    form, employs hand actions to block, parry and cover.
    Jetta was always a rebel: as a youth she changed her given 
    Russian name to Jetta Maxx to sound more like a performer.
    Born in Russia, cousin to Czar Nicholas II, Jetta traveled the 
    world as a performer in a famous international circus. During 
    her many travels, which included visits to France and 
    Indonesia, she learned gymnastics and martial arts.
    In 1899, her circus troop visited China. At the time, China 
    was being ripped apart by the Boxer rebellion, the Chinese 
    attempt to rid their homeland of foreigners.  Unfortunatly, 
    many innocent Chinese were also dying. Spurred by her 
    compassion, Jetta decided to help infiltrate the "Yihe 
    Quang", or "Rightous Harmony Fists" and get them to 
    turn their ways to pacifism before the major foreign powers 
    brought all their military forces to bear. In addition Jetta 
    foresaw that Russia's involvement in the fighting of the 
    East would further weaken her own government's stability. 
    Before Jetta was able to bring a peaceful end to the fighting 
    and change the history of Russia and China, she fell victim 
    to an act of sabotage by a radical from the Yihe Quang. 
    Jetta's safety net and tension wire were cut, Jetta plummeted 
    to her death during the grand performance for the crown 
    emperor of China.
    If Jetta was allowed to change her destiny then she would 
    work to stop the destruction that the revoloutions of Russia 
    and China. She would use her efforts to find an alternate 
    way instead of bloodshed.
    Defining Quote:
    "The only revolution worth having is one which would
    leave humanity forever with an everlasting peace, and
    nothing short of this outcome is worth a single loss of
    After the burst of energy revolved itself, Jetta found
    herself high above the circus tent returned to her life.
    Now with the knowledge of the sabotage, Jetta sprung
    quickly back onto the safety of the platform just as the
    rope broke. Later that day, the saboteur was discovered
    and killed as he attempted to flee from the law.
    Jetta was prepared to return to her undercover role when
    she was told of the trouble in her homeland of Russia.
    She had no choice but to return, and without her help,
    China's violent history still occured but she did make a
    difference between Russia and China.
    When she returned, Jetta could also do nothing to stop
    the civil war within her own mother country. What Jetta
    did was a form of underground network of freedom fighters
    in both countries.
    Within Jetta's lifetime, she helped both countries change
    their governments to progressive and peaceful political
    systems that served the needs of the people. In addition,
    through the freedom fighters formed in both countries,
    she was able to help peace organizations worldwide.
    5) Blade:
    Full Name: Jonathan Blade
    Occupation: Bounty Hunter
    Timeline: 2030 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Kenpo
    Stage Location: Syrian Desert Refinery
    Fighting Style:
    Kenpo teaches its disciples how to manuever so that 
    opponents unwittingly place themsleves in vunerable 
    positions. It combines linear and circular moves, using 
    intermittent power as needed. Like water, it flows through 
    major and minor moves with fluid continuity. It is flexible
    in though as well as action.
    Blade was one of the best cops that ever lived in the future.  
    Born in Syria, raised in Africa, Blade was dedicated to the 
    extreme, working some of the meanest parts of New Chicago.
    He had, however, one small problem: his temper. After almost 
    being killed several times by a suspect during a case, Blade 
    caught up to him. The suspect again tried to kill Blade, who 
    was able to sidestep the laser shot and grab the suspect. 
    Being only human, Blade was out of patience. He proceeded 
    to beat the suspect to near death. The suspect survived, and 
    sued the police. 
    The police fired Blade to hush the scandal, and he ended up 
    moving back to Syria to become a Bounty Hunter, which 
    allowed him better use of his quick temper. His final case 
    dealt with a rogue scientist who had escaped a government 
    bio-weapons lab. The scientist was threatening to smash 
    open a vial containing a virus that would kill 95% of all 
    human life if the government didn't stop all bio-research. 
    The Syrian government hired Blade to safely retrieve the vial.  
    Blade agreed on one condition: they wouldn't interfere. They 
    agreed. He cornered the scientist in an alley and radioed that 
    the scientist agreed to peacefully give up the vial.  
    The government had followed Blade, and took this moment 
    to make their move. When shots from laser rifles filled the 
    alley the last image that Blade saw before he died was the 
    smashed and open vial of the virus.
    If Blade was to return his plan would be to get to the vial 
    before it broke, and to save the life of the rogue scientist.  
    This would keep the virus from being exposed and killing 
    most of humanity with its destructive force.
    Defining Quote:
    "If you're coming on, come on!"
    Upon Blades' return, he found himself back into the same
    peril that ended his life before the contest. Learning some
    of the new moves he found in the contest, Blade was able
    to grab the vial of toxin before it hit the ground and fire
    off enough stun shots to freeze all the government agents.
    This left Blade with a difficult decision. He had only two
    choices at this point. One was to wait for the government
    agents to wake from the stun shots and turn over both
    the scientist and the vial to them. If Blade did this, he
    knew it meant certain death for the scientist and giving a
    dangerous goverment organization the deadly weapon.
    The other choice was to take the scientist and the weapon
    with him and escape. This would mean never returning to
    his home and becoming an international criminal.
    Blade, within a split-second, knew but had only one choice,
    arming his wristband, he delivered long-lasting stun blasts
    to each of the government agents. He then helped the
    scientist from the ground and out of the country.
    Once the toxin was safely destroyed, Blade then spent
    the rests of his years staying ahead of the many assassins
    that were sent to exact revenge for his actions. Despite
    this, he was to still perform as one of the world's best
    bounty hunters, the only issue was that most of time, he
    was also one of the hunted. For Blade, there was no better
    life than the adventure these conditions gave him.
    6) Midknight:
    Real Name: Mitchell Middleton Knight
    Occupation: Bio-Chemical Scientist
    Timeline: 2100 A.D. 
    Fighting Style: Jeet Kune Do
    Stage Location: Belgrave Square Labs
    Fighting Style:
    Known as "Way of the Intercepting Fist", this style is a
    collection of the basic mental and physical concepts,
    observations of combat maneuvers, and philosophies
    of attitude gathered and developed by the late Bruce Lee.
    Jeet Kune Do, unlike other martial arts, does not use a 
    specific set of rules or techniques to establish a distinct
     method. Instead it utilizes all ways and means to serve 
    its end, therfore making it "free". As a martial arts form it 
    possesses everything, while in itself it possesses nothing.
    Mitchell worked for the CIA on loan from Interpol.  Born in 
    London, Mitchell was one of the best bio-chemical scientists 
    working in the intelligence community. The CIA needed 
    Mitchell to work on a bio-chemical weapon to end the Vietnam 
    War.  Mitchell created a virus that would weaken its victims 
    until they hung near death, waiting for the antidote. The virus 
    was to be introduced into the water supply of Vietnam, but 
    Mitchell wouldn't stand for that much human destruction. He 
    stole back his formula and fled back to London to hide. 
    Unfortunately, Mitchell was cornered at the airport by both 
    interpol and CIA agents. During the escape, Mitchell fell 
    from a nine-story building into a chemical storage used by t
    he airport.  The force of the impact broke the seal of the virus 
    container and released the virus into the chemical vat. This 
    mixture creasted an unexpected result.  Mitchell was trans-
    formed by the mixture into a living vampire.  Using his new-
    found cunning and strength, Mitchell escaped and fled to 
    London where he spent the next 133 years vainly searching 
    for a cure for his disease. No longer identifying with his past, 
    Mitchell came to be known as Midknight.
    The cure had become more important since the goverment 
    used the virus during the Vietnam War by using the contents 
    of the airport chemical vat. Many of the third-world countries 
    were now over-run with living vampires. Midknight was also 
    running out of time because his body, with the exception of 
    his neck and face, was rotting away.  This rotting was due to 
    the fact that Midknight wouldn't kill another person to renew 
    his life energy. Midknight was about to solve the last hitch 
    in the antidote when a government agent killed him by firing 
    a firing a magnesium stake through his heart.
    If Midknight won the tournament he would surely find a 
    cure for his illness and then do his best to help those who 
    also suffer the same.
    Defining Quote:
    "When the science of man attempts to step beyond the
    mortal realm, its mortality will be the most likely price for
    such knowledge."
    When Midknight returned, he was able to side-step his
    attacker and avoid the magnesium stake through his heart.
    He then used his super-human speed to flash behind the
    attacking government agent.
    Midknight grabbed onto the agent and began to drain his
    life. The agent, even as he was being drained of his life,
    still attempted to kill Midknight, so he had no choice but
    to drain all his life energy, killing him.
    As the agent's dead body fell to the floor, more agents
    appeared and began to approach. They attempted to
    pursue Midknight, but were no match for Midknight's
    cunning and strength.
    Once safe, Midknight collected what was left of his lab
    and departed for Scotland. Midknight began his work to
    solve the plague again. His research was interrupted when
    a teenage street kid contracted the virus and began to
    organize all the people that had the vampire-like effects.
    These people of the night were at first a simple political
    organization founded to protect the special needs of
    their members, but then it perverted into a terrorist
    organization base on turning the human race into energy
    vampires as well.
    The only force that stood between them was Midknight.
    Their battle lasted for hundred years and is still occuring...  
    7) Rax:
    Full Name: R.A.X. Coswell
    Occupation: Cyber-Fighter
    Timeline: 2345 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Stage Location: The Cyber-Dome
    Fighting Style:
    Muay Thai kickboxing is a mixture of powerful kicks and 
    devastating body blows. The fighter uses fists, feet, knees 
    and elbows to cause damage to the opponent. Kicks deliver 
    massive blows to the opponent's legs, knees and thighs, 
    making Muay Thai one of the bloodiest fighting styles in 
    use today. It ranks as the most popular spectator sport in 
    R.A.X. (Robotic Artificial eXoskeleton) is a cyborg.  Once, 
    Coswell was one of the best human kickboxers in the year 
    2345. Coswell's only problem was that the sport was no 
    longer about human competition, but a battle between 
    cyborgs, robotically enhanced human beings.  Since the 
    cyborgs could take and deliver more damage, the crowds 
    began to stop attending the human fights for the excite-
    ment provided by these new robotic combatants. Given 
    these changes, R.A.X. had no choice but to get cybernetic 
    implants and join the crooked game which was run by a 
    deceitful fight promoter. R.A.X. didn't trust this promoter, 
    but needed his financial support to afford the cybernetic 
    implant operation. 
    After the operation, R.A.X. rose through the ranks and 
    won the right to take on the champion.  He was killed as 
    a result of the corrupt fight promoter trading R.A.X.'s life 
    for a sure bet on the championship fight. The promoter 
    used an advanced electronic virus planted in R.A.X's 
    cybernetic brain during the implant operation to shut 
    down all of his vital systems.  This shutdown was 
    seconds before he was about to deliver the fatal 
    blow to the reigning champion.
    Upon returning as the winner of the contest, R.A.X.
    intends to win his fight as well. Once the fight is won,
    R.A.X. will uncover the illegal activities of the entire
    fighting organization, causing it to be dissolved. He
    will also return of martial arts back to its pure human 
    Defining Quote:
    "Technology has been created to serve the needs of
    humanity. When the opposite becomes true, then our
    futures will be empty and destroyed."
    When R.A.X. returned, he moved quickly to save his 
    life. In order for the fight promoter to trigger the virus 
    in R.A.X.'s computer brain, he needed to transmit the 
    signal via a radio frequency transmitter.
    R.A.X. had to quickly reach the side of the ring where
    the promoter was sitting in the crowd. As R.A.X. tried
    to reach him,  the opponent kept pushing him away
    with his aggressive style.
    With only seconds before his death, R.A.X. had one 
    last card to play. He saw the promoter pulling the
    transmitter out of his pocket and raising his antenna
    to quickly overload the system in his body. He quickly 
    had to finish the effect before the button on the trans-
    mitter could be pushed or his opponent in the ring got 
    over to him and knocked him out.
    All the built up energy formed and fired from the power
    generator located in his stomach area. The energy bolt
    flew straight and true to its target, electrifying and knock-
    ing out the promoter and shorting out the transmitter.
    A second later, the opponent closed in on R.A.X. for his
    final blow. R.A.X. quickly hit his air jets and flew up into
    the air as the enemy passed below him. R.A.X. quickly
    landed back on the ground and right as the opponent
    turned around, R.A.X. was ready with his final attack.
    Seconds later, R.A.X. had won and the opponent laid
    knocked out cold on the mat.
    R.A.X. was able to get the virus removed, but he found
    out that there was no way to seperate his human body
    from his cybernetic pieces. This was even more devastating
    when it was ruled that cybernetic fighting was illegal.
    R.A.X. instead of being defeated and ruined by the loss
    of his career, went back to school and graduated as a
    technical robotics expert. R.A.X's specialty then became
    the care and help to the millions of cybernetic enhanced
    humans that were looked down upon by world that 
    believed in only humans or robots were nothing in 
    between. R.A.X.'s humanity was the guiding light that 
    helped millions of others preserve their spirit and create
    a better future.
    8) Larcen:
    Full Name: Larcen Tyler
    Occupation: Ex-Cat Burglar
    Timeline: 1920 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Praying Mantis Kung-Fu
    Stage Location: Chicago Theater
    Fighting Style:
    This southern style of Kung-Fu was founded in the 17th 
    century by Wang Lang. The system relies heavily on fierce 
    grasping movements, clawing attacks, kicks and punches 
    for both offense and defense. Legend has it that Wang 
    Lang once captured a praying mantis. took it home and 
    studied it. He then combined the movements of the mantis 
    with monkey style Kung-Fu to form his new system.
    Born in an era of crime bosses and racketeering, Larcen 
    grew respecting and idolizing the many powerful crime 
    bosses who ruled the streets.  As a youth, he went to 
    work for Mr. Taglalini, one of the most powerful crime 
    bosses. Under his wing, Larcen grew up to be one of the 
    world's best cat burglars. He did many illegal jobs for Mr.
    Taglalini, including the planting of illegal evidence in other 
    crime boss hideouts.  There was one thing that Larcen 
    wouldn't do, and that was kill.  Instead, he used martial 
    arts to stop and drop his attackers.
    One day, Mr. Taglalini asked Larcen to plant a package 
    on a supposed crime boss who was recovering in the 
    hospital.  When he entered the room that supposedly 
    contained the boss, he instead found the now recovering 
    chief of police, who had been hurt in a prior assassination 
    attempt.  It seemed that the mob wanted the chief dead 
    because he was incorruptable, and was about to declare 
    war on the mob. Larcen suddenly realized that he had 
    been set up.  The package he carried probably contained 
    a bomb. At this moment, Larcen decided that he had chosen 
    the wrong side.  He wouldn't kill.  Larcen attempted to throw 
    the bomb out of the window, but it was too late. The bomb 
    explosion not only killed both Larcen and the chief, but also 
    most of the hospital, including several youngsters in the 
    children's wing.
    If Larcen gains a second chance he will use it to shut down 
    Mr. Taglalini's syndicate.  Beyond that, he would like to use 
    his second chance to find a way to stop the criminal forces 
    which he spent much of his life as part of. His only absolution 
    will be in destroying the forces that attempted to destroy 
    Defining Quote:
    "Violence is an acceptable option when your opponent
    doesn't have the common sense to use any other skills."
    When Larcen returned, he was able to disarm the bomb
    before it destroyed the entire hospital wing. A reporter
    who was there to cover a charity function wrote an
    article about Larcen and how he saved all the people,
    including the chief of police.
    Because of this article, Larcen's life was now at great 
    risk from the mob forces he turned against. The Chief 
    made him an offer to join a special government task 
    force created to take out organized crime including his 
    old boss, Mr. Taglalini. In Larcen's mind, this was the 
    best way to get revenge on the people who tried to kill 
    him, and the only way to be freed of their constant threat.
    After months of setting up this task force to take down
    Mr. Taglalini and his organization, Larcen went on to
    become head of this organization, which widened its
    scope to include international cartels. Until Larcen's
    final days, this organization took out the world's largest
    cartels and crime organizations.
    Many countries copied the basic structure of Larcen's
    organization, including the United States which reformed
    both the FBI and CIA to work under similar rules and
    9) Slash:
    Occupation: Pre-Man Hunter
    Timeline: 50,000 B.C.
    Fighting Style: Pain
    Stage Location: Great Rift Valley
    Fighting Style:
    This fighting style uses any move or attack  that will cause 
    pain or inflict damage. This includes eye-poking, neck 
    throttling, nostril pulling and hair yanking. The most common 
    weapon is a large wooden club, which early hunters could
    wield very effetively. One technique involves the spinal 
    crush, in which the attacker jumps onto a foe and smashes 
    the victim's head, compressing the spinal column. Another 
    technique uses the "push off" lever for a high two-footed 
    Slash was always advanced for a pre-man creature.  He was 
    the greatest hunter and the greatest fighter of his generation.  
    These skills didn't just come from his great strength, but also 
    from the emergence of an early intelligence. Slash used this 
    intelligence in his fighting, which meant hecould out-think 
    most of his opponents. 
    His intelligence also got him into a lot of trouble. The cave 
    elders resented Slash for his intelligence, and rejected his 
    every idea, including an agricultural plan which would have 
    freed the clan from its enslavement to a life of drudgery as 
    hunter-gatherers. The elders turned down this idea at once, 
    as they saw no value in having free time and enjoyed the 
    violence of the hunt. 
    One day, when Slash publicly spoke against the the elders 
    in a clan meeting, he was stoned to death by the clan when 
    the elders proclaimed him to be an evil force.
    If Slash was returned back to his life he would take charge 
    and become the new leader of the clan.  Only through this 
    direct leadership can Slash teach his people new and better 
    ways of living.
    Defining Quote:
    "Club good, people bad!"
    When Slash returned, he carried with him all the infor-
    mation he learned from the other fighters. While many 
    of the concepts and ideas were too complicated to him,
    he was able to learn a few tricks.
    When he returned, the clan was preparing to stone him.
    Slash wouldn't stand in fear and allow his life to be taken,
    he instead jumped up and climbed out of the hole.
    Once he was free, all the members of the clan tried to
    attack him physically. Slash used their force to throw
    them off-balance instead of trying to overpower them.
    His moves were a mixture of Karate and his old style.
    None of the clan members were able to even lay a finger
    on him. After several feeble attempts,the clan gave up
    and began to back off in exhaustion.
    Slash knew he had little time to prove his way and avoid
    being overpowered by the building of mass people. Slash
    used the best trick he learned from Xavier. He turned to
    the crowd and raised his club straight into the air. Its tip 
    was alive with fire. The people in the crowd backed away
    with fear and awe. Slash then put the fire out and began
    to talk.
    Now that he had their attention, the crowd was open to
    his ideas and appointed him the new head of the clan.
    Beside his prior ideas, Slash also brought the notion of
    travelling around to the other clans and sharing with them.
    This change progressed man much faster that the prior
    path of history. Besides the obvious rewards of this sped
    up process, it also had another positive effect. Since the
    planet became a global village from the beginning of time,
    the various cultures grew with a respect for each other
    and many wars and effects of racism were avoided, 
    creating a unique peace. 
    10) Riptide:
    Real Name: Sophia De Medici
    Occupation: Pirate
    Time Zone: 1566 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Kajukenbo
    Stage Location: Off The Barbary Coast (North Africa)
    Fighting Style:
    This fighting style was developed in Hawaii and is con-
    sidered the only U.S. developed martial art. The name
    contains and avvreviation of four fighting styles. These 
    include Karate, Jujitsu, Kenpo, and Bojitsu.
    Five masters worked to develop this art, each from a 
    different fighting style, In addition, they worked with
    many other masters to incorporate their styles.
    The final result is a fighting style that can attack with 
    a wide variety of strategies, speeds, and strengths. 
    Whether the fight is in the air, face to face, or on the 
    ground, Kajukenbo has a move and a strategy to match 
    Riptide was once named Sophia De Medici, a member of
    the infamous Italian family. Her name and identity were 
    all wiped out when she left Italy to pursue her fortune
    off the Barbary Coast, North Africa.
    She left because she grew up in a household where all
    was given to her but nothing could be earned. Her family
    insisted on an arranged marriage to an Italian crime lord
    that promised to join power with her family. Given this,
    she had no choice but to leave her destined fortune and
    begin a new life in a place she would never be discovered.
    At this point in time, the Barbary Coast was the center-
    point of the pirate era. Corsairs, or pirates as they were
    more commonly known, were at the height of their dom-
    inance. There wasn't a spot in the ocean where pirates
    couldn't strike.
    Sophia used what little family money she had at the time
    to purchase a ship that would allow he rto compete with
    these other pirates. She also worked on a martial art 
    system very similar to a sytstem from the future called 
    Kajukenbo, which gave her renowned hand to hand
    fighting skills.
    It was during this time that she became known as Riptide,
    the most feared of the female pirates. There were three
    other female pirates, but what made Riptide special was
    that she didn't take from the weak, but instead she took
    from the tyranny directly, the pirates themselves. Her 
    time was filled with many amazing and dangerous battles
    against the greatest priates of that time.
    It was a single man that caused her doom. His name was
    Hannibal and he was not only a powerful pirate, but also
    controlled many powerful criminal organizations around
    the world. When somebody went against Hannibal, he
    didn't just exact revenge on them, but also everyone
    connected to them.
    During a nighttime raid, Riptide was taking some buried
    treasure that Hannibal buried on his island. Unfortunately,
    she underestimated Hannibal and was killed by a shovel
    blow to the head while trying to steal his illgotten tresaure.
    Hannibal, realizing that she was more that just a pirate, used 
    her attack as an excuse to attack and destroy the entire De 
    Medici family by using his various crime organizations.
    Their destruction had a massive negative effect on the 
    timeline, including the loss of several works of Leonardo 
    DaVinci that the family was hiding until the world could
    handle their meanings.
    These works had tremendous religious and scientific
    implications which would be realized in the 21st century.
    Without the works of Leonardo and the influence of this
    massive family line, a future renaissance was never realized.
    If Riptide could return, she would destroy Hannibal and
    others like him to help end the pirate era and to allow her
    family's destiny to be fulfilled.
    The return of Riptide would allow her to stop Hannibal
    before he can destroy her family and rub history of many
    treasures that they will protect until the world is ready.
    She will also return to the sea and free it of the scourge
    maniacal pirates so that there isn't another to replace
    Hannibal and his type.
    Defining Quote:
    "The sea derives its power from its depth and cold nature,
    and I believe these same elements supply my personal
    strength as well."
    When Riptide returned, she turned to see the shovel
    coming for her head. With a quick tumble back, and a
    flick of two knives, it was over. Hannibal, her most
    bitter enemy, fell to his knees with the knives buried
    deep in his stomach. He attempted to stand back up
    and make a final lunge for Riptide, but without his
    strength, Hannibal just fell down, slipping into the
    hole where his own treasure was buried.
    Riptide covered his lifeless body and returned to her
    ship with the treasure. Her first concern was to prepare
    for the revenge of Hannibal's crew, which came quickly.
    Riptide had no problem sending them to sleep with the
    fishes. She took her fortune and created a fleet of ships
    dedicated to the destruction of piracy.
    She funded the organization through many treasures
    recovered from the pirate attacks. The organization
    became so powerful and wealthy tha tit continued on
    for several hundred years to help protect the sea and
    its inhabitants. Because even after the piracy was over,
    man continued to abuse the ocean through pollution
    and the hunting of its life to near extinction. If it wasn't
    for Riptide's help and other organizations the ocean
    through the 21st century, man would've destroyed
    himself and the planet.
    11) Ramses III:
    Occupation: Pharaoh
    Time Zone: 151 B.C.
    Fighting Style: Hung-Gar Kung-Fu
    Stage Location: Abu Simbel Temple
    Fighting Style:
    A style of Kung-Fu coming from the Shaolin-ai tradition of 
    defensive arts. The system uses various movements which 
    imitate animals such as the tiger, leopard, heron, monkey, 
    and dragon. Techniques of the staff and nunchaku are 
    included in his style. This style is a balanced mixture of
    internal and external fighting principles.
    Ramses III was the last strong pharaoh of Egypt. Eighty
    years after his death, Egypt started a long decline into
    overwhelming bureaucracy where pharaohs were little
    more than figureheads and Alexander the Great would 
    be considered the "Son of Amon" and assume the throne
    in the third century B.C., or it would have declined if 
    Ramses III wasn't assassinated before his time.
    The lone assassin had spent many months working his
    way into a position of trust within the royal court and
    the pharaoh felt no fear turning his back on the man who
    would end his life. The killer was cruel enough to choose
    a method of execution that was particularly terrifying to
    the pharaoh. Though Ramses was a brave fighter and
    fearless leader, he had never learned to swim, and the
    thought of drowning haunted his dreams often.
    Ramses was overseeing the construction of a new
    temple situated on the banks of the Nile, and had
    climbed a tall hill of freshly excavated earth for a better
    view of the site. The killer knew the time was right and
    pushed Ramses off the hill and into the Nile below.
    Ramses III drowned before he could father the son that 
    would become his successor and before he could rally 
    his armies into beating back the warriors of the ancient
    who were threatening to take over the rich Nile delta.
    After his assassination, Egypt was taken over by the
    invaders, and over the centuries, the new pharaohs
    raised armies strong enough to stop Alexander the
    Great and his Roman legions from taking over Persia
    and Egypt.
    The changes these events created in the time stream
    were significant, the Egyptian Empire grew powerful
    and lasted beyond the twenty-first century. Many
    countires that would have been controlled by the
    Roman Empire were ewither run by the Egyptian
    Empire or were driven out of their homelands into
    what would have become Russia.
    The end result was a future devoid of many different
    cultures, which drained the human spirit of its 
    originality and spirit, damning it just as much as the 
    loss of humanity in the other champions' failed time-
    The original course of history would be restored 
    if Ramses was able to return back to his life. His 
    returned existence would allow his rule to be completed 
    and Alexander the Great would now meet his famous 
    history in succeeding to become pharaoh of Egypt.
    Defining Quote:
    "Great leaders are created from the strength and 
    character of their followers."
    The second that Ramses returned, he turned to meet his
    attacker. A simple flip sent his mortal enemy to the death
    that he just come from. The assassin snapped his neck 
    on a rock as he landed in the Nile below.
    Much of his royal court seemed surprised to see his return.
    Ramses noted these reactions and removed the heads of
    any traitor that had been involved. This had a massive
    effect on the Egyptian political system.
    Ramses was able to remove so many of the evil and lazy
    jackals that had abused their power against his followers
    that the entire Egyptian nation was reborn to an excited
    energy to rebuild and expand. Ramses realized that while
    he couldn't keep the Egyptian culture from falling some-
    time in the future, he could greatly extend its life and
    ensure that the future would know of its greatness.
    Ramses directed his followers to take the treasures and
    knowledge that would have been lost and place it into
    the various burial chambers and pyramids of Egypt. In
    other timelines, mankind had only been able to rescue
    small amounts of the lost knowledge. Because of the
    efforts of Ramses, mankind was now able to use many
    lost methods of science, math, and medicine to help
    future generations reclaim the knowledge of the ancients.
    12) Raven:
    Full Name: Raven Gindhar
    Occupation: Voodoo Preistess / Healer
    Time Zone: 1802 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Hsing-I Kung-Fu / Tae Kwon Do
    Stage Location: Shengo Village, Trinidad
    Fighting Style:
    -Hsing-I Kung-Fu:
    Hsing-I is a Chinese boxing style of taoist origin and
    development. It is devoted to the importance of uniting
    the body and mind as one. Hsing-I is considered one 
    ofthe three classical arts. There arts are based on the 
    cultivation of chi, which is raw power of inner-strength.
    Hsing-I combines this metaphysical practice with physical 
    movemetns derived from the five chinese elements and 
    the characteristics and movements of animals.
    -Tae Kwon Do:
    "Tae" - foot, "Kwon" - first, "Do" - way. A Korean form
    of Karate, created in 1955 from the old training system
    of martial arts, Tae-Kyon (unarmed combat). Based on
    an original Korean martial art of Hwa-rang, it was combined,
    with Karate and Kempo during the Japanese occupation.
    The outcome is a combined art that concentrates on
    defense first and shuns that idea of leading the attack.
    Raven was from a line of Arawak healers and was herself
    a great healer in her tribe. She possessed a magical hour-
    glass that has been handed down from generation to
    generation which allowed her to completely control very
    small segments of time. The healers used the hourglass 
    sparingly because it sapped the lifeforce of its user 
    every time it was activated.
    Raven and many of the Arawak women were abducted 
    by a Carib raiding party and brought back to the village
    of Shengo on the island of Trinidad. Once in the Carib
    village, the women were integrated into the new society.
    Over the years, Raven became highly respected for her
    white magic abilities and the vaillagers revered her as a
    powerful voodoo priestess.
    The admiration that the vaillagers felt toward the young 
    healer didn't sit well with the aging Carib high priest,
    Raknook, who was feared by the villagers because of
    his use of black magic against his rivals.
    Late one night, Raknook feigned illness and sent for
    Raven. As soon as she was alone with the priest, Raven
    sensed she was in danger. Before she could react, 
    Raknook cast a dark spell that turned her hourglass
    against her and transferred all of her life energt into his
    withered body, killing her and rejuvenating him in the
    Raven's return to her life will allow her to reverse the
    spell of the Raknook, taking his life instead of hers.
    With his death, Raven can free herself and the others
    so that they can return back to their home free to
    pursue their lives as they wish.
    Defining Quote:
    "Real magic is only given to true believers, otherwise
    it perverts into the worst type of evil."
    Raven blinked at the contest chamber, dissolved back
    into the old thatched hut with Raknook. There, the old
    witch doctor sat in his chair, his withered hand pointed
    at the face of Raven. She now knew his evil intention.
    Raven had come to heal Raknook under the lie that he
    was on his deathbed and now she would put him there.
    Quickly, before Raknook could take control of her hour-
    glass and drain her life, Raven used its power to create
    a fold of time. Acting as a shield, this fold reflected back
    the magic that Raknook sent at Raven. The spell hit the
    old witch doctor full force, draining his own life. A second
    later, the spell shot out from the fold in time again due 
    to the fold recessing back into the past and again hit 
    Raknook dead center. Within a few seconds, his life force
    was gone and a strong wind blew in from all the open 
    windows of the hut. This wind hit Raknook and his body
    drained of life fell into a thousand swirling grains of sand.
    Raven's hourglass then opened and the grains were 
    added making the hourglass' contents complete.
    The hourglass had now the perfect balance of evil and 
    good. When Raven engaged it, it could now perform its
    functions without draining its user of life. While this
    meant that Raven was free to change all the injustice
    that she saw, she also realized just how dangerous
    this tool could be in the wrong hands.
    Given this, she knew what she had to do. She raised the 
    hourglass and its new power surged through her. There 
    was a flash of light and she appeared at the Eternity 
    Complex where the Eternal Champion was already waiting 
    for her. Their work together had just begun, because Raven 
    knew the one person who could teach her how to keep the 
    power from corrupting her and he was in need of the com-
    panionship that would grow between him and Raven. 
    13) Dawson:
    Full Name: Dawson McShane
    Occupation: Gambler
    Time Zone: 1849 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Shotowando
    Stage Location: Hangtown Mine
    Fighting Style:
    This martial art that was designed and practiced by only
    one man, Dawson McShane. This style is a combination
    of Shotokan, Kickboxing and bar-room brawling.
    Dawson, through his many travels, had many fights in
    his life. When he was truly beat by another, he tried to
    convince them to show him their style and tricks of
    fighting. The unusual combination of martial arts, dirty
    tricks, and good-old fashioned fist-pounding made 
    Dawson one of the most creative and cunning fighters
    of his generation. Unfortunately, the fighting art died
    with him as Dawson was always a loner and never
    spent enough time  with any others to teach it.
    Dawson has been a loner most of his life; he had never
    known his mother, and his father was shot by a highway-
    man when Dawson was fifteen. He left his native Scotland
    soon after the funeral and eventually became a professional
    gambler travelling from town to town and city to city.
    By the time Dawson was twenty-five years old, he was
    infamous throughout Europe's casinos and gambling
    houses as a gambler who could break the house's bank
    and devastate its bar in a brawl, all in one evening.
    Dawson had a aversion to firearms and relied on his fists 
    to settle the disputes that often arose from his frequent
    winning streaks. His fighting style was a unique blend
    of martial arts and bar-room brawling techniques.
    Tall tales of the Wild West had always intrigued Dawson 
    and news of high stakes gambling being created by the
    recent gold rush drew Dawson to the untamed West.
    He wound up in a mining boom town and was unwittingly
    sucked into confrontation between the townsfolk and a
    powerful but ruthless landowner named Homer Jenkins.
    Just as Dawson arrived in town, he saw a man setting
    fire to the sheriff's office. The arsonist ran when he knew
    that he had been spotted and Dawson was about to give
    chase for help coming from within the burning building.
    Dawson pulled the semi-conscious sheriff fron the inferno
    but it was too late, the sheriff was dying.
    The sheriff's last request was that Dawson become a deputy 
    long enough to catch the arsonist, Homer Jenkins' son, Bill 
    Jenkins, and bring him to trial. Bill Jenkins has burned the
    sheriff's office in order to escape being arrested for a slew
    of recent crimes and the dying man knew that the townsfolk 
    would be too afraid to form a posse in order to capture the
    outlaw son since the elder Jenkins controlled so much of
    the town.
    Dawson agreed and the sheriff pinned a star onto the 
    scotsman's vest just before he died. Dawson captured Bill
    Jenkins and was ambushed on his way to the makeshift
    courthouse and strung up by Homer Jenkins before the
    circuit judge could hear the case. Homer and his son
    escaped prosecution because no one in town would
    testify against them.
    If Dawson was returned back to his life, he would make
    sure that the Jenkins' were brought to justice. He would
    then travel the West, moving though various adventures
    in which he would use his native fighting, gambling, and
    new found justice skills.
    Defining Quote:
    "The only luck I even needed was skill."
    In a flash of light, Dawson found himself back at the old
    West at high noon. A rope was around to come around 
    his head. Dawson jumped into immediate action to keep
    his life from being taken again. A quick punch to the 
    hangman and Dawson removed the rope and tied it
    around the neck of the man that was about to take his
    life, Homer Jenkins.
    Bill Jenkins was caught off guard and panicked when he
    saw his dad about to be hung. He quickly drew his gun
    and fired a shot at Dawson, blind with anger. Dawson
    saw this coming and grabbed the other man that had
    stayed to help hang him.
    With a quick tumbleweed roll, Dawson rolled around the
    surprised cowboy wwho was then hit dead center between
    the eyes by the shot from Bill Jenkins' gun. The cowboy
    stood swaying from the force still surprised with the
    speed death had taken him and then fell forward into the
    level that dropped the floor out from the now hung Homer
    Bill couldn't believe what he had done. In a single shot, 
    he had killed two people and Dawson still lived. Before 
    he could recover from the shock, Dawson delivered a
    couple shots to his head. Bill finally focused and realized
    that his only chance was to get some distance and use
    his gun to take out Dawson. As he rolled away and ran 
    a few feet, he began to spin around for his final shot. He
    thought to himself that Dawson maybe a great fighter,
    but not good enough to tumble around the bullets.
    When Bill came in full turn, he was in shock as Dawson
    pointed out his twelve-gauge and pulled the trigger. The
    last sound Bill heard was his own head shattering from
    the impact. Dawson hated guns, but he hated death even
    more. This sort of flexibility to adapt made Dawson one
    of the most feared forces of justice in the old West. 
    14) Thanatos:
    Occupation: God of Death
    Time Zone: 1692 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Fate, Time and Fisticuffs
    Stage Location: Salem
    Fighting Style:
    Thanatos can choose to co-operate with the other immortals
    to affect a person through indirect means such as cutting
    their life threads it affecting their time streams. However,
    he mostly takes care of his own problems through a solid
    good punch or kick. When needed, Thanatos can swing
    a mean scythe as well as kicking butt on more than one
    plane of existence.
    In Greek mythology, Thanatos was the god of death. He
    dwelt with his brother Hypnos (Sleep) in the underworld.
    He operated at his post without interruption until the year
    1692 A.D., when during a routine pick-up of a soul, he was
    confronted by a force that was neither evil nor good.
    This force seemed to exist in an indescribable middle
    ground that gave it powers that Thanatos was no match
    for. This force turned him into a monrtal named Vaspian,
    a mortal who was thought to be a warlock and was hence
    killed during the witch hunts of Salem.
    This force then took the form of death and has been per-
    forming the role ever since. It seems that this force is 
    changing the rules of death by taking lives that aren't
    meant to be taken so soon, and other bizarre behavior.
    The goal once the contest has been won would be for
    Thanatos to attempt to return to his post as the immortal
    god of death. In order to do this, Thanatos would need
    the help of a force greater than even himself.
    Defining Quote:
    "Death is but a door, and I'm the doorman."
    Thanatos was the only champion who didn't look forward
    to his return. He knew that he could avoid his death but
    that wasn't his concern since he knew everything there
    was to know about death.
    When he re-appeared, a force seemed to propel him several
    seconds into his future so he couldn't do anything to free
    himself from the stake and the death the fire would bring.
    He saw the image of death standing deep in the forest 
    laughing at his homework.
    This flase death then left in a fold of darkness and returned
    back to where it ha come from to continue its evil. Thanatos
    braced for the pain from the heat but there was none. 
    Instead, a cyclone of sand seemed to surround his body,
    insulating him from the flame. The density of the sand grew
    thicker and thicker, until he could no longer see Salem or
    the flames. Then in one quick motion, the sand stopped
    and fell away to the floor.
    He looked out and saw the Eternal and Raven standing
    together as thought they were waiting for him. Raven
    explained that this was the only way to convince the
    unknown evil that he had perished.
    Thanatos was happy to have been saved but realized
    that there wasn't a way yet that would allow him to
    return to his post. While this was true, the Eternal and
    Raven made him a unique offer. It seems that Kronos,
    the keeper of time, had also been attacked by this evil
    force and was suffering the loss of his mind. This meant
    that soon time itself would begin to fall apart if some-
    thing wasn't done soon.
    Kronos had begged Raven to take his post because of
    her existing talents, but she couldn't bear to leave the
    Eternity Complex and her life with the Eternal. So instead,
    Thanatos accepted the post, thus becoming the master
    of time and with the knowledge of this evil force he worked
    with the Eternal, Raven, Xavier, and others to unveil its
    true nature and to confront it in the final battle...
    15) Chin Wo:
    Occupation: Acupuncturist
    Time Zone: 1815 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Monkey Kung-Fu
    Stage Location: Stone Monkey Temple
    Fighting Style:
    This form of Kung-Fu is known in Chinese as Tai-Sing-
    Pek-War. In this style, the practitioner imiates the move-
    ments of a monkey and practices light, agile, deceptive
    techniques. There are variations of the style including
    the lost monkey, drunken monkey, tall monkey, stone
    monkey and the wood monkey. 
    Chin Wo was one of the best ifghters in China but spent 
    most of his time healing. One day, a cousin of the ruling 
    class challenged Chin to a fight. Chin refused, knowing
    that if he won, it would surely mean his death. Chin, a
    proud man, wouldn't lose either. This left him only one
    choice which was not to fight. The cousin made life very
    hard on Chin but he wouldn't budge from his decision.
    Finally, in a last attempt to get Chin to fight, the cousin
    killed an innocent street beggar and framed Chin. He told
    Chin that he could get the charges dropped if Chin would
    consent to a public fight. Chin at this point saw death in
    either choice and chose to accept the murder charges
    rather than give the cousin what he most desired. This
    choice led to his head being seperated from his neck in
    a public execution.
    If Chin was to win a second chance, he would stop the
    death of the beggar and settle the fighting issue on his
    own terms.
    If Chin Wo was allowed to return back to his life, he would
    clear his name and return back to his career of healing. He
    would also become an advocate for other common people
    who were framed for crimes they didn't commit.
    Defining Quote:
    "As a point of a needle can both heal and hurt, so can a
    man. In my life, I have done both, one by choice, the other
    by force."
    Chin's first image of his newly restored life was a blade
    being positioned to remove his head. He knew that he
    only had a minute before his charges would've been 
    read and his life would end again.
    The ruling class cousin that framed him sat front and
    center staring directly into his face smugly smiling,
    enjoying every movement of Chin Wo's predicament.
    Using a trick that Midknight had taught him, Chin Wo
    stared deeply into the cousin's eyes and unlocked the
    truth. The cousin now stood up and told the entire
    truth, unable to stop himself.
    Chin Wo was freed and allowed to pursue his life as a 
    healer, but now he also became a symbol of the common
    man and truth. His talent and getting the truth led him
    to travel around China representing the many people
    that were accused by the aristocracy and thus unable
    to get fair representation.
    Eventually, it led to the Emperor asking Chin Wo to 
    help create a system of civil courts that helped protect
    the rights of the common man. While the revolution
    compromised these courts, they did recover and solve
    the vast majority of human rights issues through the
    21st century thanks to the selfless acts and strengths
    of Chin Wo.
    16) Senator:
    Occupation: Politician / Puppet of The Lobbyist
    Time Zone: 1995 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Dishonesty
    Stage Location: Washington D.C.
    Fighting Style:
    Using deceit and lies, the Senator can deliever a wide
    variety of underhanded move. He can also abuse and
    misuse the political powers that were given to him. The
    most dangerous weapon he has is a total lack of morals.
    The Senator made a living by voting the ways of special
    interest groups and creating issues to make himself
    popular. Given his lifetime membership in the good-old-
    boys club, he was surprised when he wasn't supported
    by his party for re-election.
    It seems that he once voted for a human rights issue and
    his party was angry that humanity was considered above
    their personal profits.
    When he lost in a landslide election after spending millions
    of his own money, he died of a massive heart attack.
    If the Senator was to recover from his bad case of death
    by winning the contest, he would attempt to come back
    and make up for his years of civil abuse, maybe.
    Defining Quote:
    "Violence is the problem with violence."
    When the Senator flashed back from his death, he quickly
    calmed his heart rate and went out to make his concession
    speech. In his speech, he decided to tell the citizens the
    entire truth about his career and all the other corruption 
    in Washington.
    The speech which was carried nationally was so dramatic
    that the American public overnight demanded that there
    be a re-vote held. It was the public's hope that this man
    who had seen the error of his ways would go to Washington
    and change the face of politics forever.
    Unfortunately, during the re-election, it came out that the
    Senator had hired illegal aliens as domestic help, been 
    part of the Iran-contra affair, sold military secrets to other 
    countries, and had a mistress in every state, including
    While this destroyed his chances for re-election, he was
    never imprisoned for any of these indiscretions since he
    had turned state's evidence. Instead, he made millions
    in selling his story as a book, a movie of the week, and
    appearing in talk-shows for the rest of his remaining years.
    17) Blast:
    Real Name: Thomas Chavez
    Occupation: Green Beret
    Time Zone: 1955 A.D.
    Fighting Style: Green Beret Technique
    Stage Location: Song Hong Delta (Vietnam)
    Fighting Style:
    This fighting style was developed and refined by the
    special forces. This technique is a combination of
    several fighting styles which include most of the major
    martial arts.
    For what the style lacks in grace, it more than makes up
    in power. Every move is designed to cause damage to 
    the opponent. The style also includes the ability to use
    weapons such as knives and brass knuckles.
    Blast was one of the first special forces agents to perform
    gun and weapon running to Vietnam. At this time, the U.S.
    was only involved in supporting the French effort to hold
    their influence over Vietnam. Blast, a chopper pilot, was
    tasked with the duty of making clandestine drops of 
    weapons over the enemy lines.
    Blast made many of his runs with a man named Redux.
    During his final run before scheduled for service back
    into the States, he ran into trouble. His final drop went
    fine and he was about to take off for base when Redux
    suprised him. It seems that Redux was a double agent
    for Vietnam. Redux pulled the pin on a grenade and ran
    from the helicopter that was about to lift-off. Because
    Blast was strapped for take-off, he was unable to remove
    his harness in time and was blown up in the resulting
    If Blast was given a second chance, he would take out 
    Redux before he could be double-crossed. 
    Succeeding in the journey back to his life, Blast will
    first take care of Redux with extreme prejudice. With 
    that finished, Blast will get out of the business of was
    and use his skills to rescue prisoners of war and 
    terrorism for the rest of his years.
    Defining Quote:
    "Might doesn't always make right, but most of the 
    time, a couple of good kicks to the head will cause 
    most people to come around to your way of thinking."
    Blast was ready for his return. As it happened the first
    time, he saw Redux running from the helicopter but this
    time he was ready. Redux turned and took a look back
    waiting for his partner and the helicopter to explode.
    This kill was going to make him a great deal of money 
    and he was already thinking about what to spend it 
    on until he felt something heavy hanging from his left 
    pants pocket. He only had a second to see that it was 
    the grenade that was hanging there and the other last
    image was Blast giving him an obscene symbol.
    The resulting explosion almost knocked over the heli-
    copter, but aside from some scratched paint, it was fine.
    Blast took a look down at the explosion site, promising
    himself that this would be thje last time he fought for
    He instead dedicated his life to the rescue of men who
    fought wars and were left behind. Even during the final
    years of his life when he physically could no longer do
    the missions himself, he helped fund the missions that
    brought home the forgotten soldier.
    For these actions, he recieved medals of honor from
    almost every nation on earth before his death.
    Contact me! Here are the following e-mails and internet
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    Props to those who made this guide possible:
    Me for physically beating the game with the characters,
    screen-capping and typing everything from my TV screen.
    Once you find that infinite and cheap sequence against
    Eternal, you'll be bound to know how broken the game is!
    I decided to do this FAQ because the internet has zero
    information on this game specifically and I decided to 
    pay homage to a good fighting game that wasn't highly 
    known, yet people gave it a shot. I write too much but I 
    don't feel tired so expect more to come! I don't make these 
    FAQs for me, I make these FAQs for you and especially...
    the fighting game community.
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