|“||It's my job to keep Metro City safe!||„|
|~ Mike Haggar|
|“||Yeah! That's why I love wrestling.||„|
|~ Haggar's victory quote|
Michael Duncan "Mike" Haggar, or referred shortly known as Haggar, is a main protagonist from the canonical Final Fight series, an ally in Namco X Capcom and a playable character in lesser-known Slam Masters series. He is a mayor of Metro City and vigilante who loves mastering the rough art of wrestling and protect the community from the criminal activities of Mad Gear Gang and their leader Belger (his replacement Retu in the sequel) as their great threats, together with both Guy and Cody, who are aware of that case and later playable in occurances of Street Fighter installments.
Though he doesn't appeared as a playable hero yet in Street Fighter series of head-to-head fighting video games, he has a role in the flashbacks of his fellow, respective friends Guy and Cody. He has many cameo appearances in some Street Fighter stages and in several character sequences. After a long time since he would not be playable, Mike Haggar also became playable at first in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
A former professional wrestler, Mike Haggar was elected mayor of Metro City. He quickly became popular with his reforms and cheerful personality, but he made several enemies among the city's criminal element. Haggar had a daughter named Jessica, who was dating a young fighter named Cody. Haggar took a liking to the youth, and the two became good friends.
Even though he was an elected official, Haggar continued to lift weights and practice his wrestling moves to keep in shape. While in the ring, his trademark move had been the "Spinning Clothesline," and he was surprised and flattered when he learned that a Russian wrestler named Zangief had copied the move. In response, Haggar copied Zangief's Spinning Piledriver, a move that Haggar quickly learned to love. One of Haggar's goals when he was running for mayor had been to rid Metro City of organized crime, and he was constantly pushing for stricter rules and harsher punishments for criminals.
The Mad Gear Gang, the largest criminal operation in the city, perceived Haggar as waging a war on crime, and vowed to stop him. One day, a Mad Gear member named "Thrasher" contacted Haggar at his office. The angered Haggar learned that the Mad Gear had kidnapped Jessica, and were holding her for ransom. Haggar either had to ignore the Mad Gear's criminal activities, or Jessica would be killed. Haggar did not want either to happen. Enlisting the aid of Cody and Guy, one of Cody's friends, Haggar set out to destroy the Mad Gear personally and rescue his daughter. The three were all skilled fighters, and by themselves they crushed the mighty criminal organization.
One by one, the crime bosses fell until they reached Belger, the supreme leader of the Mad Gear. He was no match for Haggar and his friends, and he plunged out of his office window to his apparent death. Haggar was relieved to have his daughter back, and publicly honored Guy and Cody for their bravery and service to the city. With the Mad Gear gone, the city was a little safer. However, Haggar was always prepared to strike against crime, whether it be as mayor or as the greatest fighter in Metro City.
- As seen in the victory screens of Final Fight Revenge, Mike Haggar is seen smoking a cigar as part of his victory stance, it should be pointed out that Final Fight Revenge is non-canon.
- Throughout all the Final Fight games, Mike Haggar appears in all of them.
- Furthermore, he also appears throughout the entire Saturday Night Slam Masters series to date.
- While the US version of Saturday Night Slam Masters points out that Mike Haggar began a professional career in wrestling after being Mayor of Metro City, the Japanese version is the exact opposite, stating that he upheld said professional career until he became elected Mayor of Metro City.
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