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Briggs is one of the four protagonists in Def Jam Vendetta.


Dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Marines for striking a superior officer, Briggs lost himself in the New York fight scene as a way of forgetting his past. Your basic street fighter, Briggs uses a mixture of martial arts and brawling. He excels at power slams and submission moves.

Role In Def Jam Vendetta[]

Briggs shares the same role as the other protagonists in story mode. This individual was once the champion of the underground fighting circuit [1] and, at one point, met and eventually dated Angel, who performed at the clubs he fought in. This all changed when local mob boss and businessman, D-Mob, entered the circuit. D-Mob started to make changes to the circuit and assembled a loyal group of followers to safeguard his territory. Apparently, Briggs did not want to fall under this conformity and had rebelled against it. This prompts D-Mob to come up with a scheme to get rid of him, he does this by seducing Angel with promises of fame and fortune and dangling a record contract for her. This angers Briggs enough to challenge D-Mob to a fight resulting in Briggs' defeat and being chased out of town.[2] Three years later, prior to the events of Def Jam Vendetta, Manny beckons him back into the circuit, after losing a lot of bets. At first he returns to help his friend, but later he has his eyes set on earning back everything he lost. After the defeat of D-Mob, he and Angel leaves the arena and possibly the circuit for good.


See Briggs/Gallery


  • Briggs, along with the other protagonists in Vendetta, are the only characters who has two intros and victory outros.
  • Briggs' name appears in the high scores on Def Jam Fight For NY.
  • Briggs' default appearance gives him a slight resemblance to Albert Wesker from the Resident Evil series.
    • Briggs' third alternate outfit gives him a slight resemblance to Duke Nukem from the Duke Nukem series.
    • Briggs' hair gives him another resemblance to Guile from the Street Fighter series. Also since both characters came from military, Briggs' seems like a homage also to one of Capcom's most popular characters, with the default making him look very similar to Charlie Nash, who is also a character from Street Fighter.
  • Despite Briggs not talking in cutscenes, when he activates blazin' mode he yells either "yeah!!" or "woo!!".
  • Briggs' front blazin' move is used by Warren G and his rear blazin' move is used by Masa, both in Fight For NY & The Takeover.
    • He is also the only protagonist from Vendetta to have both of his blazin' moves reappear in both subsequent games.


Characters From Def Jam Vendetta
Protagonists: Briggs · Proof · Spider · Tank
Circuit Fighters: Arii · Chukklez · Cruz · Dan G · Deebo · Drake · Headache · Iceberg · Manny · Masa · Moses · Nyne · Omar · Peewee · Razor · Ruffneck · Sketch · Steel · Zaheer
Circuit Announcer: Funkmaster Flex