I believe I was too strict. I didn't mean to say that Bryan and Yoshimitsu are identical. I could never imagine Yoshimitsu beating his opponent after KO, nor him enjoying someone else's pain, which - like you said - Bryan obviously does. But they do share a few traits, such as both being mechanized and a certain respect of opponent (have you ever seen Bryan mocking his opponent, eh? He laughs, alright - but so does Yoshimitsu. Hwoarang, for example, sits down onto his opponent, Asuka and Xiaoyu act very disrespectfully and even Julia mocks ["You're not ready to face me."]. Bryan beating up the KO'ed opponent isn't necessarily disrespect. Back when I was a kid playing T3, even after defeating the opponent I kept smashing the punch buttons until the replay-scene, just kind of "make sure" I won. Perhaps he holds the same thought?)
Another trait they share is that they stop at nothing to gain their goals. Yoshimitsu would smash himself through concrete walls to gain what he wants. Bryan would, too, with the difference that he may grab the nearest person and smash him/her through the wall if needbe.
Yoshimitsu indeed lends a helping hand to others whereas Bryan doesn't, unless he gains advantage of the situation. Yoshimitsu has his code of honor and Bryan hasn't. But when speaking of such things, one must remember that they come from two different cultures. Yoshimitsu may have lived his whole life in a ninja village, whereas Bryan comes from the NYC slum area (judging from his dialect, that is. I may be wrong.). Yoshimitsu was taught the code when he was a kid. When Bryan was a kid and was told about "code of honor", he might have asked; "What's that? Can I eat it?"
I apologize if my point of view has disturbed someone, but I'm not changing The Blood Ring's storyline to please anyone but myself, no matter how selfish it might sound. I'm forcing no one to read it, anyway. And I declare it R-rated as well, just to keep my miserable hide safe from the parental advisory bullsh*t.
Peace and a Happy New Year
Oh, and do not think I completely side up with Fury. See my avatar? That's a common joke in Finland. When someone has a stupid expression on his face, it is usually said that "even he/she is interested", even though it means the complete opposite.