1: Horace Belger (Final Fight)
Horace Belger is the leader of the Mad Gear Gang, best known as the only street gang to have every member murdered by the mayor. To cover for this, Belger pretends to be a businessman.
A handicapped businessman.
Yes, he pretends to be handicapped. And also, yes, that is a crossbow.
Horace Belger pretends to be handicapped so he won’t get beat up. And really, what kind of ruse would work better? Imagine the news the night Haggar walked down the street and killed everybody he saw to save his daughter. “Well, if you’re just joining us, Mayor Mike Haggar has ended his brutal killing spree by dropkicking paraplegic philanthropist and businessman Horace Belger out of a 40th story window.” What if it was an election year? What kind of reelection campaign do you run? “Mike Haggar: Tough on Crime, Tough on Cripples.” I don’t think there’s a spin doctor powerful enough to fight that kind of public image. The only way Haggar could save his incumbency would be to literally threaten the voters. “Vote for me, or… you’re next.“
Biggest Display of Dicketry:
Surprisingly, there is actually a worse fate than being known as the guy who pushed a crippled businessman out a window, and that would be to be known as the person who recrippled the recovered paraplegic. Sadly, Haggar has that as a bullet point on his resume as well. In Mighty Final Fight, Belger is a cyborg with robotic legs. To most people, that’s just going to be how a rich man overcame his handicap after being defenstrated, but the truth is he just wanted a new way to fuck up Haggar’s image. That’s why he is truly sultan among assholes.
Dean Rexley, a city councilman from Metro City, USA, has announced his candidacy in this year’s Metro City mayoral election, becoming the first to oppose incumbent Mike Haggar since his first term. In an interview with the Metro City Generic Press that has been described variously as “insane” and “suicidal”, Rexley stated his reasons for his campaign against Haggar. “13 terms is simply too many! The only reason Haggar was elected in the first place was his ‘anti-crime initiative’. Yes, I agree that Metro City had a crime problem at the time, but Haggar took it too far. In response to requests for increased police funding, Haggar simply walked down the street killing everyone in sight, viciously beating them with lead pipes and piledriving them into the concrete, headfirst. All of this culminated in Haggar dropkicking handicapped businessman Horace Belger out of his wheelchair and through a plate glass window to a deadly 11-story drop. I mean, the man eats barbeque he finds in oil drums! Do we really want someone like this running our town?” Upon hearing this, Haggar, who had been standing at the door waiting to be interviewed, shattered the door to splinters with his trademark Spinning Lariat, threw a knife into Rexley’s face, then suplexed him four times. Witnesses report Rexley then flashed 3 times and disappeared.
(This blogger endorses Mike Haggar for Metro City Mayor.)