Mickey Rogers (ミッキー・ロジャース, Mikkī Rojāsu), also known as Mickey the Mauler (ミッキー・ザ・マーラー, Mikkī za Mārā) is a character in the Art of Fighting series of fighting games. Mickey was a character controlled by the CPU (playable by players in Vs. mode) in the first game and made fully playable in the second game. It's unknown if his name was inspired by the Disney character, but in his Art of Fighting 2 stage, there is a poster depicting someone wearing a Mickey Mouse hat. Like John Crawley, Mickey's design changes between his two appearances, his appearance in Art of Fighting 2 bares similarity to the heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali. He was voiced by Kay Inage.
Mickey was once a professional boxer, but was removed from the ranks because he accidentally killed a man during a boxing match. He currently lurks in South Town finding opponents to vent his anger and frustration on, and participates in the King of Fighters tournament for the same reason.
During the events of Art of Fighting, Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia are sent by King to meet him to get access to the military base she said Yuri was in. Although he was grateful enough to take them to the port, he could not get them onboard the Guardian aircraft carrier.
Mickey has since reformed in Art of Fighting 2, wanting to get back into the professional boxing circuit. In his ending, his trainer Pops (who is visible in Mickey's stage) informs him that his time has come, and he has a title bout. We then see Mickey training for the fight, confident that he is going to be the next champion of the world.
Mickey is a proud champion that loves boxing. Although he did work for Mr. Big, he isn't an evil person. He is a fighter at heart and won't refuse a challenge.
- Energy Attacks - Mickey can infuse his attacks with energy.
- Energy Projectile - Mickey can fire projectiles of energy through uppercuts.
He uses traditional boxing attacks. With that said, he has no kicks.
- Gosuue Kanji (Got a Feeling) - Art of Fighting
- Eikou e no Jokyoku (The Prelude to Glory) - Art of Fighting 2
- Fatal Fury Special - in Ryo's stage
- The King of Fighters '94 - in the Mexico stage
- Days of Memories (fifth title) - pictured cameo in King's CG set
- SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy - in Yuri's ending