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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Page Updated:  June 17th, 2021

Mickey was sporting pink long before it was "cool" for dudes to wear pink. (Just kidding. It was never cool for dudes to wear pink.) Just kidding, again. Still, wear pink at your own risk. It didn't work out too well for Mickey. Mickey from AOF was a pretty awkward-looking character when he debuted as a bad guy in 1992. 1992! Still though... what's he doing fighting in a street, in tight-ass pink shorts? Props to him fighting in an actual street (not like all fighting game characters do that). Props to the matching pink headband and pink shoes. You be you, Mickey.

Mickey seemingly "cleaned up" in AOF2... blatantly looking like a young Mohammad Ali. What a design switch. Is this character development? Early SNK was cool. However, for Mickey's design and impact on fighting games... I think it was too little too late. One word. Balrog. That guy went somewhere. Maybe his boxing was the real deal. We can't all be the best. Anyhow, Mickey is still a classic and mostly forgotten 90's 2D fighting game character. He's painfully boring in some ways, but he added something to the rosters of AOF and AOF2. Mostly pink.

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