But then we have Seth Killian. He was one of millions of rabid Street Fighter II players back when the series became huge. Only he took it a bit more seriously than most; while likely defying his parents' every attempt to find him a real hobby, he got so good at the game that he began playing it competitively and eventually started organizing his own tournaments.
Though he never quite mastered the beard-growing part of the game.
At this point, he tried to get in touch with Capcom to convince them to officially sponsor the events, but they repeatedly refused him, apparently because in those days video game companies didn't want to associate themselves with the bunch of nerds who bought their stuff.
Still, Killian persisted with developing the seemingly most dead-end skill set in existence. But years on, Capcom, after a change in management, started singing a different tune. They contacted their biggest fan and offered him a job. Jaded by years of brick-wall silence, Killian turned them down. That was when they told him what game they wanted him working on: a little project called Street Fighter IV. At this point, his pants probably flew straight off his body through the force of him shitting them.
Today, Seth Killian is strategic director, online & community, and special combat adviser for Capcom games, although his friends call him "S-Kill." Not only is he helping design the games that defined his childhood, but those who have played Street Fighter IV probably know that the main antagonist and final boss is a blue badass named after Seth:
And modeled after his exact body.
We like how they didn't make him the hero of the game at all. We should also note that in the game, Seth's character's lines include "Bow your head before me, this won't take long" and "When I'm finished, I will be the sole survivor of this world."