Mickey Rogers


Mickey Rogers was a professional boxer, but was expelled from the ranks after he accidentally killed a man in the ring. He currently stalks Southtown seeking opponents to vent his anger and frustration on, and enters the tournament for the same reason. When he debuted, Mickey had long hair, worn in dreadlocks. In AOF2, he has short hair. 

In the first Art of Fighting, Mickey becomes a small time hood who works for Mr. Big so that he can get money as a street hustler. in Art of Fighting 2, Mickey has since reformed, wanting to get back into the professional boxing circuit. In Mickey's AOF2 ending, his trainer Pops (who is visible in Mickey's stage as well) informs him that his time has come, and he has a title bout. We then see Mickey training for the fight, confident that 'Mickey the Mauler' is going to be the next champion of the world. His Burning Upper is similar to Geese Howard's Reppuken.
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Art of Fighting


Art of Fighting 2


Page Updated:  Aug. 8th, 2019

If you didn't know... Mickey was sporting pink way before it was "cool" for dudes to wear pink. Just kidding. It was never cool for dudes to wear pink. If you wear pink and you're a dude... you're gay. (Just kidding. Learn to take a joke and not be so uptight.) Anyway, Mickey from AOF has been a pretty awkward character since day one. When I first fought against him in the early 90's arcades, I pegged him as a drugged-up homeless dude who wore tight-ass pink women's ass-shorts... not to mention the matching pink headband & pink shoes. LOL. Man, this guy tried way too hard to stand out during that competitive era of fighting games.

It seems Mickey cleaned up his shit in AOF2 (in an attempt to be a Mohammad Ali clone)... but I think it was too little too late. Balrog is cooler. In fairness, Mickey actually has some cool boxing moves and all, but a few good punches alone don't save him as a design. Although his second appearance was arguably more likeable... his AOF2 design is painfully boring.

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