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Kickass Bruce Lee clones

Fact: Bruce Lee is better than Chuck Norris. Lee never hawked Bowflexes in his quest for the perfect mixed martial arts form. Lee kicked Norris’ ass in Way of the Dragon. And it was Lee who brought his proprietary blend of Kung Fu kickass-ery to the mainstream with his wild whoops, and a roundhouse kick that packed more power than the millions of stale internet jokes about his co-star.
 
So why all the Lee love on a videogame site? When you think about it, almost every major fighting franchise features a Bruce Lee clone. And why not? Lee’s likeness and fast fists fit great in just about any game where two people try to beat the crap out of each other. That’s why we’re paying tribute to our favorite Lee clones of all of all time, the ones who captured the best qualities of the late and great martial arts master.
 


First appeared in: Mortal Kombat
Famous quote: Liu Kang clearly says “Wululululululu!” when performing his Flying Bicycle Kick in Mortal Kombat II.
Signature moves: Flying Kick, Dragon Fire, Flying Bicycle Kick.
Most Lee-like moment: We’re going to have to go with Liu Kang’s winning pose in the Test Your Might minigame from the first Mortal Kombat. He’s a dead ringer for Bruce Lee from Way of the Dragon.


Above: Liu Kang tests his might against Bruce Lee from Way of the Dragon

Know your Lee: Ho Sung Pak, the actor who played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat, also starred as Superstar, the cocky Kung Fu fighter in WMAC Masters. The show first aired in 1995 and featured choreographed martial arts battles with lots of staged behind-the-scenes drama. The second (and last) season of WMAC Masters was hosted by Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee.


Above: Ho Sung Pak gets ready to face the Black Ninjas at the Doom City battle zone in WMAC Masters

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24 comments

  • Jacksonman07 - September 18, 2008 5:44 p.m.

    FIRST
  • Amnesiac - September 18, 2008 7:53 p.m.

    If Bruce Lee > Chuck Norris, why is Bruce Lee dead?
  • Cra-Z-Jake - September 18, 2008 9:58 p.m.

    Chuck Norris is still alive because he's not yet ready to kick ass in the afterlife. Unlike Lee.
  • NelosAngelos - September 18, 2008 11:33 p.m.

    Awesome, that's all I got.
  • Avsareone - September 18, 2008 11:46 p.m.

    The one time Chuck Norris ever used a stunt double, because he needed a to go kill some babies. After his stunt double lost, Chuck promptly killed him with a roundhouse kick to the face.
  • MillsAnimation - September 19, 2008 4:58 p.m.

    I have been trying to remember the name of the WMAC Masters TV show for like 6 years now!!! Thank you Gamesradar... thank you for life!
  • corey2014 - September 19, 2008 8:17 p.m.

    what is Bruce Lee's favorite drink........ ''WHATERAAAAAAA'' LOL i love Bruce Lee hes cool cool i just love that joke.
  • Wave360 - September 19, 2008 8:29 p.m.

    This Feature is an epic fail! Chuck Norris kicks Bruce Lee's ass!
  • Amatarasu - September 19, 2008 8:40 p.m.

    hahaha next there should be chuck norris look alikes
  • Fluxnard - September 20, 2008 5:13 a.m.

    Bruce Lee is amazing. As a matter of fact, theres a huge Bruce Lee poster right behind me. Huge fan, so I loved this.
  • hyrowang96 - September 21, 2008 12:30 a.m.

    Bruce Lee was the greatest, he still is...Th is was probably posted in remembrance of him.
  • GaMeZ4LiFe - September 23, 2008 2:22 a.m.

    Bruce Lee was a great martial artist. It is a real tragedy that he died so young. I am glad to see that he is immortalized so in video games today.
  • DeathbyFira - September 24, 2008 1:44 a.m.

    Wave360 is a Dumbass loser u whish Chuck could kick Lee ass Bruce lee is the best ever no one and i mean no one can compare to him. He is the Shizot
  • lewis42025 - September 18, 2008 6:39 p.m.

    great tribute to the greatest martial artist of all time
  • bioshocker - September 18, 2008 8:16 p.m.

    I have to say that Tony Jaa rivals Bruce Lee he was in ong-bak and the protector.
  • jackfitz11 - September 18, 2008 8:47 p.m.

    love the part in officespace where he says , do you wanna watch kung-fu (the show bruce lee starred in) and she gets all trancelike and is like,I love kung-fu. But Bruce lee died of taking Equagesic and he was alergic to it.
  • iluvmyDS - September 18, 2008 11:03 p.m.

    This is a damn good feature, especially because I love a lot of these characters for that reason.
  • GamesRadarShanePatterson - September 18, 2008 11:20 p.m.

    Bruce Lee died in 1973. He neither starred nor appeared in Kung Fu, which ran from 1972-1975. However, Office Space is still a great movie.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - September 18, 2008 11:38 p.m.

    That's right Cra-Z-Jake - Bruce Lee totally just roundhouse'd the devil like, five times. What the hell is Chuck Norris doing? Making T-Shirts with his lame slogans on them. That's what.
  • iamramos - September 19, 2008 3:11 a.m.

    All I want to say about Chuck is that he was a student of the late master, Bruce Lee. Chuck is okay in his own right, and if he chooses to endorse said products, then that's his right as an American. Bruce Lee was offered to endorse schools for martial art, but declined because he wasn't going to teach in them. They only wanted to use his name. He was an honorable man and his life was one for us to learn from, but only to better ourselves by realizing our own potentual. He always said that he wasn't the way, but merely an arrow pointing the way.

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