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Abore (アボレ?) is an enemy character introduced in the arcade version of Double Dragon II: The Revenge, where he first appears as the end boss of Mission 2. He is an inhumanly tall thug with a wide repertoire of very powerful attacks.

DescriptionEdit

Abore is the largest enemy character in the game (dwarfing the likes of Bolo and Burnov) as well as one of the most powerful, with his shoulder tackles, slaps and vertical chops capable of taking out a large chunk of the player's health. He has a flat top hair style and wears a long white shirt and red pants held up by suspenders, as well as a pair of sunglasses with Terminator-like glowing eyes behind them. The twin clones of Abore that the player faces at the end of Mission 4 prior to the final battle with Willy wear green pants and black shirts.

Abore's design in the NES version of Double Dragon II differs greatly from his arcade counterpart. In this game, he more closely resembles O'Hara (Bolo's head swap from the arcade version) than his counterpart in the arcade version, despite having the same fighting techniques. He lacks his sunglasses and fights completely shirtless, wearing only green camouflage pants and army boots. His design in the PC Engine version is a combination of his previous incarnations from the arcade and NES games.

Abore is given a slightly more relevant role in Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons, a 2013 remake of the the arcade original. He appears during various cutscenes in one of the early stages, tantalizing the player and luring them into various traps.

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TriviaEdit

  • Abore's physical appearance in the arcade version of Double Dragon II: The Revenge appears to be based on Austrian-American actor, politician and former professional bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, in particular in his interpretation of the Terminator (T-800 series), a fictional cyborg character mainly made famous for Schwarzenegger's portrayal of it in the science fiction/action franchise of the same name.
    • Likewise, Abore's design in the NES port of Double Dragon II resembles other soldier-themed characters also made famous by Schwarzenegger, such as those from Commando and Predator.

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