*To follow up on my post on African American Fighting Game Characters, I will begin spotlighting various tournament fighting game characters of African descent.
Either way, I always thought the Eddy Gordo controversy unfairly overshadowed one of the deepest stories for a black fighting game character. Eddy's father is murdered in a drug war. At the dying request of his father, Eddy takes the blame for the crime and goes to prison, where he meets a master of Capoeria, a definitively black fighting style.
Upon his release, he enters the third Iron Fist tournament so that he could use the influence of the Mishima Zaibatsu to find his father's killers. He's got a very interesting relationship with the other Capoeira character, Christie, which could be perceived as a sibling/student-to-mentor bond. Eddy eventually follows in the footsteps of Bruce Irvin, working for Jin Kazama during his tenure as Mishima Zaibatsu CEO, in order to save his master's life.