A lot of people talk about Mike Haggar as the pinnacle of manliness, but I think Cody Travers is by far a cooler dude.
Haggar is a mayor first, to whom fighting takes a back seat, but after they took down Mad Gear together for a second time Cody never stopped smashing heads until they had to arrest him. Prison doesn’t really do much though, since Cody just punches through the walls and escapes to kick the shit out of the world’s wildest fighters whenever he gets too bored. Cody is also one of the only characters in Street Fighter who actually fights like he’s on the streets, with sucker punches, knives, pipes and crowbars. If that isn’t awesome I don’t know what is.
That is my case for Cody. Also he had sex with Haggar’s daughter.