Have you ever wondered how old your favorite video game character will be when they die? Defunct Games puts that question to the test. By studying the lives of gaming's biggest stars, we are able to accurately predict when they'll croak.
(Note: All characters start at 79 years old, the national average for life expectancy.)
September 3, 1943
Final Fight (1989), Mighty Final Fight (1993) , Saturday Night Slam Masters (1993), Final Fight 2 (1993), Final Fight 3 (1995), etc.
First seen in Capcom's Final Fight, Mike Haggar is the former pro wrestler turned politician who drops everything to save his daughter. Years later we find him continue to beat up street gangs and cheer on his fellow World Warriors as they street fight.
Mike can take on every gang member
in Metro City, but he can't fight
the fact that he's a Caucasian male. Adjustment: -2
FORMER PRO WRESTLER
Between the grueling schedule, steroid
use and the beatings endured in the
ring, Mike's past career can do a
number on body later in life. Adjustment: -10
Was voted in by the people, suggesting
he's popular (+2). Has an excellent
health care plan (+2). Has a stressful
job running a violent metropolis (-5). Adjustment: -1
Haggar is independently wealthy, thanks to
his years on the professional wrestling
circuit. Since then he has lived on
his salary as mayor of Metro City. Adjustment: +3
IN GOOD SHAPE
Considering his athletic background, it
shouldn't come as a surprise that Mike
Haggar still hits the gym regularly
well into his 40s. Adjustment: +4
STRESSFUL FAMILY LIFE
No mention of a significant other,
suggesting that Mike is a single father.
His daughter dates a criminal and
gets herself kidnapped by a gang. Adjustment: -5
EATS OUT OF GARBAGE CANS
He regularly eats out of a garbage
can on the street, which doesn't
bode well for the rest of his diet.
Has been known to eat a full chicken. Adjustment: -6
HAS BEEN SET ON FIRE
While fighting his way to rescue his
kidnapped daughter, Mike is set on
fire more than once. Even more troubling:
He never sought medical attention. Adjustment: -3
ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Upon hearing about daughter's
kidnapping, he decides to beat
everybody up and NOT call the cops.
Also, he beats up a car real good. Adjustment: -3
After a successful wrestling career,
beating up two gangs and generally
cleaning up Metro City, Haggar decided
to relax and not pick and new fights. Adjustment: +4
Life Expectancy - 60 Years Old (1943 - 2003):
By our calculation, Mike Haggar should have died eight years ago. Still, 60 years old is still above the average for a professional wrestler. One can only hope that his daughter got the help she needed and cleaned up her life. Rest in peace, Mike Haggar.