13. Zangief – Street Fighter Series
Not all gay guys are femmy, limp-wristed sprites, darting about with their long flowy hair wisping about their girly faces. Capcom had already given us Eagle, (although he would go on a long hiatus) but they continued to represent the bear side of things with Zangief. There are a few gay character lists out there, and funnily enough, Zangief appears on almost all of them. Is it the speedo? The knee length boots? The thatch of of ungroomed chest hair and mohawk? Or could it be that in Street Fighter Alpha 3 amongst his dislikes was listed “beautiful young women”. Although I will note that at the end of Capcom Fighting Evolution, Zangief is shown languishing with three half naked girls in a hot tub. Was this done to throw us off the track? Personally, I think they were just discussing the latest Dolce & Gabanna handbag collection.