イ★シ wrote:Btw how Bryan vs Balrog would work? it's like a crack pairing to me.
I just noticed this question. I'll adress it now. Better late than never, I guess.
Well, their respective discliplines (boxing & kickboxing) are an odd pairing but so would be boxing versus any
other discipline besides
boxing. If you only factor in the characters' fighting style, when looking for a matchup for Balrog, you kind of limit yourself to matching him with Steve because boxing is rather unique among fighting disciplines in that it excludes the use of kicks. I haven't heard anyone present a matchup for Steve besides Balrog or Dudley and I haven't heard anyone present a matchup for Dudley and Balrog besides Steve.
I'm taking into consideration other factors, besides fighting styles, like personalities. Balrog and Bryan have some things in common. They are both villains. However, they are both not truly "evil" in the way that most people think of when they hear that word. For instance, Balrog is not motivated by some unearthly, supernatural, "evil" force like Akuma is. The same can be said for Bryan, when compared to say...Devil Jin. Balrog and Bryan are just really nasty, cold-hearted dudes who thrive on destruction and crushing their enemies. There's not really anything else to it.
Also, though they do not share the same fighting disciplines, their approach to fighting is similar. They both have a very
aggressive attitude and share a sort of "swing for the fences" approach. When Balrog and Bryan attack, it's like they're trying to take your frickin' head off. "Violent" is the word I would use to describe both their personalities and their approach to fighting. I think that this would make for an entertaining matchup, even though one's a kickboxer and one's a boxer.
I hope that's not tl;dr.