From Sonic’s Presidential origins, to the links between Lara Croft and a Swedish rapper from the 80s, here are 10 video game characters you didn’t know where based on real life people.

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  1. Hitmonlee was not based on Bruce Lee, his original name was originally Sawamular which was derived from Tadashi Sawamura, a famous kickboxer.

  2. hey guys, you forgot to mention a character… me! I was in a horrible little game called backyard wrestling 2. I am fully serious. the character joe peterson in the game is me. the game was released on ps2 and xbox. look for it at your local pawn shops bargain bin. contact me if you want any detalils.

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