40 Popular 90s Video Game Characters

90s Video Game Characters

Popular games in the 90s, that is, 1990-1999, showcased a lot of characters that made video game players of that era always excited to play.

More than 15 games originated within this era, with characters numbering into the thousands, and as such, it will not be possible to cover all of them here. 

We have, however, selected the most popular games and the most popular characters from the fun to be presented in this article, and they’ll sum up the 90s video game characters.

Let’s explore them together, shall we?

  1. Ryu
  2. Akuma
  3. Cammy
  4. Ken Masters
  5. M. Bison
  6. Sakura
  7. Poison
  8. Sagat
  9. Bi-Han
  10. Scorpion
  11. Kuai Liang
  12. Mileena
  13. Shao Khan
  14. Kitana
  15. Liu Kang
  16. Shang Tsung
  17. Jin Kazama
  18. Kazuya Mishima
  19. Heihachi Mishima
  20. Jinpachi Mishima
  21. Jun Kazama
  22. Lars Alexandersson
  23. Asuka Kazama
  24. Lilith
  25. Yoshimitsu
  26. Morrigan Aensland
  27. Felicia
  28. Hsien-Ko
  29. Jeddah Dohma
  30. Demitri Maximoff
  31. Jon Talbain
  32. Donovan Baine
  33. Lisa Trevor
  34. Albert Wesker
  35. Sherry Birkin
  36. Chris Redfield
  37. Jill Valentine
  38. Claire Redfield
  39. Leon S. Kennedy
  40. Jake Muller


This is one of the 90s video game characters and is a significant character in Street Fighter. His fighting style is karate, based on martial arts. 

He likes martial arts in general and hates spiders. He is a martial artist by profession. His skills include hitchhiking and the ability to sleep anywhere. Gouken is his master.


This Japanese is one of the 90s video game characters, weighs 199 Ibs, and is 5’10” tall. His hair and eye color are red. His fighting style is Satsui no Hado and Ansatsuken. 

He likes martial arts, Satsui no Hado, and fighting Evil Ryu. He dislikes his brother Rouken and his master Goutetsu. He is a martial artist by occupation.


This UK-born is amongst the 90s video game characters, and she has light blue eyes and blonde hair. Her blood type is B. She was born on January 26, 1974. She has mastered Shadaloo fighting techniques and has Special Forces training (Delta Red). 

She likes cats, cake, collecting fighting data (Shadaloo), Chun-Li, her sisters (the Shadaloo dolls), Sakura, Delta Red, Guile, and Ryu.

She dislikes soups, M. Bison, crime, and Psycho Power. She is a former Shadaloo Assassin but currently an MI6 Delta Red Operative. Her skill is knife throwing.

Ken Masters

 This is one of the human 90s video game characters, and he has black hair, which he likes to dye blond, and has blood group B.

He was born on Valentine’s day in 1965. The fighting style of this Japanese character is karate, based on martial arts and Ansatsuken. He likes spaghetti, pasta, and skateboarding.

 He dislikes pickles, plum, and soap operas. He is a martial artist and a tycoon in the hotel business. His skill is cooking pasta dishes.

His relationships include Eliza Masters (wife), Guile (brother-in-law), Julia (sister-in-law), Mel (son), Amy (niece), Gouken (master), Ryu (best friend/rival), and Sean (disciple).

M. Bison

This human is on the list of 90s video game characters and has ghastly white eyes and black eyes. His blood type is A. The fighting style of this April 17-born is Psycho Power. He likes world domination and Psycho Power. 

He hates weak people, incompetent underlings, and people who interfere with his plans as a Shadaloo King (leader). His skill is hypnosis.


This human is also amongst the 90s video game characters and has brown eyes and hair. He was born on March 15 in Tokyo, Japan. His fighting style is an imitation of Ryu’s Ansatsuken. He likes PE class (especially athletics) and white rice.

He dislikes math and playing video games with her younger brother Tsukushi. He is an arcade manager whose skills include cooking and playing baseball. 


This human is also among the 90s video game characters, weighs 115 Lbs, and is 5’9” tall. She has turquoise eyes and pinkish purple hair. She was born on December 7 in the US. 

Her style is self-taught acrobatic fighting. She likes French fries, her pet cat, high heels, Hugo, and Chinese food.

She, however, dislikes cops, hot dogs, and Mayor Haggar. She was a Mad Gear Goon but is currently a Wrestling Manager/Valet. Her skill is acrobatics.


This is also one of the human 90s video game characters who have solid white, although formerly black, eyes. He was born on July 2, 1955, in Thailand. His fighting style is Muay Thai. He dislikes Shoryuken and palliative people. 

He was formerly the bodyguard of the Shandaloo King but is currently a master of martial arts and the Emperor of Muay Thai. His skill is the ability to hold his breath underwater for over 20 minutes.


Also known as Noob Saibot, this is also one of the human 90s video game characters and is a male Chinese, currently belonging to the Wraith species. His fighting skills include Hapkido, Pi Gua, and Monkey. 

His weapons include Kunai, Butterfly Knives, Axe, Scythe, Shurikens, Ninja Sword, Troll Hammer, and Sickle. He was reborn and currently resides in the Netherrealm. 


His real name is Hanzo Hasashi. He was born in the Earthrealm in Japan but was reborn in the Netherrealm. His weapons include Kunai, Axe, Long Sword, Ninja Sword, Mugai Ryu, and Tanto.

His fighting styles include Hapkido, Pi Gua, and Moi Fah. This resurrected ninja is one of the few original characters that debuted in the first Mortal Kombat arcade game.

Kuai Liang

Popularly known as Sub-Zero, this male human/necromancer is one of the popular 90s video game characters born and resided in the Earthrealm in China. His weapons include Ice Scepter, Kori Blade, Cybernetic spears, Ice daggers, ice hammer, and ice poleaxe.

His fighting styles are Shotokan and Dragon. This character, formerly known as Tundra and briefly known as the cyborg LK-52O, is the Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei assassin clan.


This is one of the female 90s video game characters who come from Shang Tsung’s Flesh Pits/Outworld and resides in Outworld. 

She, being the result of a genetic experiment, is a Half-Tarkatan, Half-Edenian. Her weapons include Sai and Long Sword, and her fighting styles are Ying Yeung and Mian Chuan.

Shao Khan

This male 90s video game character was born and resided in the Outworld. He belongs to the Immortal species. His weapons include Spear, Wrath Hammer, and Sword, and his fighting skills include Tai Tzu and Lui He. Being a powerful tyrant of the Outworld throne, he is one of the most celebrated villains in the game.


Being one of the 90s video game characters, she is from Edenia. Formerly residing in the Outworld, she now lives either in Edenia or Netherrealms. Her weapons include Steel Fans, Flying blades, Bo, and Cyclone Thrower Sai.

Her fighting styles are Eagle Claw, Ba GIA, and Tessenjutsu. Even though she is 10,000 years old, she looks like a young woman. Her main enemy is Shao Khan, her stepfather.

Liu Kang

One of the 90s video game characters, he is from Earthrealm, i.e., Henan Province in China. He has resided both in Earthrealm and Chaotian Age. A former Human/Revenant, he has served Zombie/Spirit and also as a God.

His weapons are the Dragon Sword, Nunchaku, and Hogan Chains. His fighting styles include Jun Fan, Karate, Pao Chui, Jeet Kune Do, Choy Lay Fut, Monkey, and Dragon. 

Shang Tsung

Being one of the 90s video game characters, he is from Earthrealm in China but resides in the Outworld. The weapons belonging to this human are a Straight Sword, an Ancient Scroll, and a Vial of Souls.

His fighting styles include Mimicry, Snake, Crane, and Mantis. A powerful, soul-stealing sorcerer, Shang Tsung is a celebrated villain of the series and serves as the host for the traditional Mortal Kombat tournament.

Jin Kazama

Also known as Lightning of Fate, Fatal Lightning, Child of Destiny, Destroyer of Worlds, Pitch Black Wings, and Devil Jin, this male Japanese weighs 165 LBS and is 5′11″ tall. This one of the 90s video game characters has brown eyes and black hair. 

He likes his mother and her teachings, Ling Xiaoyu, his deceased grandfather, and Flames. He dislikes deception, his father and deceased grandfather, Devil Gene, Ogre, his devil form, Azazel, and his deceased great-grandfather.

This former student and Martial Artist Head of the Mishima Zaibatsu has the blood type AB. He enjoys walking and bathing in the forest. 

Kazuya Mishima

Also known as Devil Kazuya, Cold-Blooded Son, Cold Blooded Leader, Controller of the Devil, and Ice-Cold Heir, this Japanese human/demon weighs 168 Lbs and is 5′11¼″ tall. Being on the 90s video game characters, he is known to have black/heterochromatic eyes and brown/black hair.

He likes ultimate power, his mother and grandfather, his devil form, his father’s irritating expressions, a world in chaos, and vengeance. He dislikes his father, his son’s devil form, his adoptive younger brother, Akuma, and volcanoes.

His blood type is AB. He is the CEO of Mishima Zaibatsu, head of the Mishima Family, a test subject/worker of G Corporation, and the head of G Corporation.

Heihachi Mishima

is one of the 90s video game characters who are deceased. He is the King of Iron Fist and has brown eyes and black/grey hair. He liked his dead wife, Kuma I & II, Ling Xiaoyu, Panda, and World conquest.

He, however, disliked Weak people, people who interfere with his plans, explosions, his wife’s devil form, his father and sons, his grandson, Akuma, and the Manji Clan.

Collecting Geta sandals, Meditation & Bathing, and playing with Kuma I and II. He is killed when Kazuya punches him in the chest.

Jinpachi Mishima

Also known as Strongest Fist, he is one of the 90s video game characters who are deceased. His fighting style was the Mishima Style Fighting Karate.

When this Japanese is average, his eyes are hazel in color, but in his demon form, his eyes glow yellow. His hair is white, and he likes world peace, Wang Jinrei, and his grandson.

This founder and former head of the Mishima Zaibatsu hates evil, needless conflict, heinous manners, his demonic side, and his son, who later causes him to die of starvation by imprisoning him below Hon-Maru.

Jun Kazama

Also known as Ecological Fighter, this Japanese beauty weighs 119 lbs and is 5′7″ tall. She has brown eyes and black hair. She likes her son, Forest Bathing, animals, saving people, peace, and purity. She, however, hates deception, Devil, the Devil Gene, Ogre, violence, and evil. 

This human psychic is a Wildlife Organization Officer. Bird watching is her hobby. Jin Kazama is her son, and her son’s father is Kazuya Mishima. 

Lars Alexandersson

Also known as Traitorous Fist, this Swede has blue eyes and sandy brown hair. His fighting styles are Karate and Tekken Forces Martial Arts. 

Being one of the 90s video game characters, he likes Alisa Bosconovitch, Tougou, his adoptive older brother, Raven, peace of the world, justice, and Noctis Lucis Caelum.

He dislikes Nabemono, Mishima Zaibatsu, G Corporation, his half-nephew, father, and half-brother, as well as Azazel. This character is in his late twenties and is a former Tekken Force Officer but is currently the rebel leader of Yggdrasil. 

Asuka Kazama

Also known as Gang Mediator and Kansai She is one of the 90s video game characters and a Peacemaker; this Japanese beauty has brown eyes and dark brown hair. She likes confrontation, her father, winning, justice, and her family’s dojo.


She dislikes cocky people, losing, gangs causing trouble, Feng Wei, Lili, and Jin Kazan. She is 17 and a student. Her hobby is vigilantism. The Kazamas are her family. She is also one of the popular 90s video game characters.


Also known as Space Ninja, Mechanized Space Ninja, he is one of the 90s video game characters and The Inheritor of the Demon Sword; this Japanese warrior weighs 139 Ibs and is 5′10″ tall. He likes video game arcades, TV games, and helping innocent people.

He, however, dislikes villains, Ganryu, Bryan Fury, Kunimitsu, and people who harm the innocent. He is seen as the leader of the Manji Clan, and his blood type is O. His hobbies are watching Sumo wrestling, net surfing, and playing video games.

Morrigan Aensland

This Scottish female warrior is from the Succubus race. She was born in 1678 and weighed 128 Lbs, and is 5’8″ tall. Morrigan is a very special Succubus, even within all of the Darkstalkers.

She was born as a noble of the S class. She is one of the loved 90s video game characters. She is from Makai, a sealed space. She weighs 119Lbs and is 5’6″ tall.

Lilith derives her name from the Alphabet of Sirach from a proverb about the supposed first wife of Adam, who was said to be sucking infants’ blood, and it is from his name that the word Lullaby (Lili Abi) is supposed by some to have been derived from. The Queen of the Succubi is what many call her.


She is from the Catwoman race, and she is a US national. Being one of the 90s video game characters, Felicia is a Catwoman who had been raised by a Sister who goes by the name Rose, named her Felicia from the word Felicity. 

Despite her identity as a Darkstalker being later exposed, she was not turned away by Rose as Felicia had feared. She weighs 128 lbs as a human and 4.1kg as a cat. She is 5’6″ tall.


This Chinese national is from the Jiang-Shi race, which is Chinese for Chinese Hopping Vampire. He is one of the 90s video game characters and was born in 1730, weighs about 95 lbs, and is 5’1″ tall. 

A respectful, goodhearted, and honorable person and someone who opposes any evil from a supernatural being is the best way to describe Hsien-Ko.

She has always had an intimate interest in men who seek to improve themselves and help others. Hsien-Ko can lose control of herself if she tastes any blood.

Jeddah Dohma

This Makai national from the Demon race was born in 4045 BC. He is one of the 90s video game characters and can weigh 24 to 2209 lbs( weight is between human form and demon form) and is 7’1” tall. Although he is more than 6000 years old, he remains the youngest out of the three High nobles of Makai. 

Jeddah is known to be a power-hungry supernatural being who desires a utopia where everyone is assimilated into one being.

He is a calm, composed, intelligent, and intelligent supernatural being in a warfare organization, with a confidence degree that may occasionally border on arrogance. 

Being a Darkstalker of the S- class (the equivalent of a supernatural elite), Jeddah is one of the most dangerous supernatural beings in the Darkstalkers game. His liquid body allows him to shapeshift.

Demitri Maximoff

This Romanian of the Vampire race was born in 1483. He weighs 223 lbs and is 6’6″ tall, and he is also one of the 90s video game characters.

Deep within the mountains of Romania is a castle that appears only on a full moon. This castle, named after the landowner, was called Zeltzereich. This castle belongs to a Makai Vampire, Demitri Maximoff.

Demitri Maximoff is a villainous and power-hungry vampire who sees the human race as and only cares for his kind. His favorite blood type is from innocent and beautiful girls, especially virgins, who are loyal to and adore him.

Jon Talbain

This English character, who is from the Werewolf race is one of the 90s video game characters and was born in 1940. He weighs 140 Lbs and is 6’1” tall. An English mother that is human and a werewolf father were the parents of Jon

Shortly after his birth, his mother died. He could not contact his father, as he did not know where he was or how to find him. He has an aggressive and antisocial personality. He is a skilled combatant in hand-to-hand as well as kick-based attacks. 

Donovan Baine

This Dhampir is 6’4″ tall and weighs 216 Ibs. This half-vampire, half-human, once killed everyone in his village and drank their blood and is also one of the 90s video game characters.

Donovan is a wise, caring person who hates supernatural beings that attack innocent humans. He can use his blade to fly in the air for traveling, and he can also control fire, air, and water.

Lisa Trevor

Lisa was born to Jessica and George Trevor in 1953. Being one of the 90s video game characters, she was used as a human test subject, and the side effects of the experiments conducted on her caused her serious mutations. 

Her oversized arms and hunched back resemble the body build of an orangutan. Furthermore, Lisa appears dressed in a tattered hospital gown, chained to wooden stocks lined with iron, which deters Lisa’s attacks. Lisa can damage her victims considerably; no weapons can truly stop her.

Albert Wesker

This US national was born in 1960 and is of the book type O. He likes world domination and his experiments; he is also one of the great 90s video game characters.

Though now deceased, he enjoyed fighting with weapons and melee when alive. Wesker likes wearing a leather jacket/coat and his trademark sunglasses. 

Sherry Birkin

Born in 1986 in the US, she is 104 Lbs in weight and is 5 ft 4 in tall. She is of the blood type O. She likes Leon, Claire, Jake, Chris, and Annette and dislikes zombies and William. She fights with Weapons and Melee; she is among other females in the list of 90s video game characters. 

Chris Redfield

Born in 1973 in the US, he has the blood type O. He likes Claire, Jill, Leon, Sherry, Barry, Sheva Alomar, and Piers but dislikes Zombies, Albert Wesker, and Carla Radames. He is one of the 90s video game characters and mostly fights with Weapons and Melee.

He is a trained member of the Special Tactics And Rescue Service. He is a former member of the United States Air Force, where he served as a pilot with a high level of experience. He is currently a member of the BSAA.

Jill Valentine

Born in 1974 in the US, she is of the blood type O . She likes Chris, Barry, and Sheva. But she dislikes zombies, Nemesis, and Albert; she is also one of the 90s video game characters.

Jill’s standard and the most well-known outfit is a pair of blue pants with a light blue shirt and shoulder/neck armor, with a blue beret on her head completing the dress code. Jill also wears a casual outfit consisting of jeans and a black shirt.

Claire Redfield

She was born in 1979 in the US. She weighs 116 lb and is 5 ft 6.5 in tall. She likes Leon, Sherry, Chris, and Motorcycles dislikes Zombies, William, Brian Irons, and Alexia, Albert Wesker, and Alex Wesker, and has the blood type O. Claire has long red hair tied to a ponytail and blue eyes and is one of the popular female 90s video game characters.

Leon S. Kennedy

Born in 1977 in the US, he weighs 155 lb and is of the blood type O is one of the 90s video game characters. He likes Claire, Sherry, Ada, Chris, and Helena and dislikes Albert and Derek.

Leon appears to have short brown hair, with fringes on each side, and brown eyes. Leon first appears to be a naive rookie police officer with a strong sense of justice and responsibility. Leon is an Italian American immigrant.

Jake Muller

Born in 1992 in the US, he is 6 ft 3 in tall he is also one of the 90s video game characters, and he likes Sherry and dislikes Albert. Jake is the biological son of the series villain Albert Wesker. He is a known mercenary who is working in order to secure funds to support his mother.

As a professional mercenary, Jake was trained extensively in armed and unarmed combat and in the use of improvised weapons such as explosives, sniper rifles, automatic weapons, and bladed weapons.


These major characters arising from video games that were popular in the 90s can indeed be remembered by ardent fans of the games. If you are one of them, you will be thrilled to recall some fun memories from either of these 90s video game characters. Happy walking down memory lane!

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