I'm writing a fighting/combat type of story like Bloodsport. In Pro Wrestling companies like the WWE and TNA and also fighting games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Tekken it's very common for characters in these types of stories to have larger-than-life gimmicks. What would bring all these unique people into force proximity?
Other works of fiction don't usually have this unique gimmick thing going on like Pro Wrestling and fighting games. Outside superhero stories. Even then the superheroes unite because they have a common goal of saving the world.
When I watch stories about other sports like basketball, football, etc. all the other characters seem to share the same personality. All the characters are just members of the same team.
Unlike Pro Wrestling and fighting games where you can have a pirate ninja, doctor, etc, all in one place. Again this is the unique gimmick thing, I am talking about.
Is it odd to have characters with completely different themes, gimmicks, and personalities all in the same proximity?