Reading the Manga of Street Fighter 3 recently (A guilty pleasure of mine) I know it's impossible to throw hadokens and the like, so why would a martial artist read that tripe?
Because its fun! Enjoyment is something many martial artists forget. What point is there in going down this path of the warrior protector if we wear the guise of a "tough-guy"?
"The fist is like the wind. The wind has no colour, no shape, how can we confirm it's existance? Does it need to destroy houses? To blow apart everything in it's path? No. To appeal it's existence, the wind need only brush gently past the leaves of the trees! With earth as the soul, trees as the body, and the wind as the fist! The deepest form of killing strike, this is the fist of the wind!"