It's amazing how connected people become to the characters they play in fighting games. To me its an example of how video games are more than just games, they can be a strong emotional bond. You know, as I have played Painwheel I have become more and more attached to the character in general (lore included). Many of us in the community literally identify people to the character and color someone mains. I will always associate the Mai color for Valentine with Hops unless someone comes around who I come to know who uses that same color. Hell, we have who we play under are very names. This isn't just SG, this is games in general. My best friend know when we play Brawl I will main Zelda/Sheik (black and white) even though I can play like 10+ characters as hour time drags on. I find it a very interesting aspect of video games that we become attached to, lets be honest, silly and ridiculous characters. It's evidence, aside from direct definitions, that I believe that video games are more than just art but truly a way of life in some aspects.