|Joden's big portrait|
|Origin||Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII|
|Gameplay Origin||Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII|
|Graphics Origin||Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII|
|Date of first public release||June 30th, 2012|
|Version||March 4th, 2015|
Michael Joden is a caricature of Michael Jordan that appears in the bootleg game Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII. Exclamation_Question, an author notable for converting characters from various bootleg games, created this character on June 30th, 2012. Upon its initial release, it has been updated several times by the creator.
This character may have been developed alongside the same creator's version of Muhammad Ali, which was ripped from the same game.
Michael Joden is based off pro basketball player Michael Jordan. In Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII, he is shown prominently in the intro alongside Muhammad Ali, possibly hinting that he is one of the main characters. However, he also seems to be rivals with Ali, as one shot in the intro shows Ali punching Joden in the face. He also has Lucky Glauber's fighting style. I'm seriously not making any of this up.
Joden is a simple two button character with a small movepool. He can't combo, like in the source game, but is still easy to use. He has somewhat higher than average damage output and projectiles that could possibly confuse opponents and bring them in.
Being a japanese character with no english readme, the names are made up for the purpose of this article.