History ComicBook / StreetFighter

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These ''StreetFighter'' comicbooks are provided by the U.S/Canada writer/artist collective UDON. This is the second time the series has been adapted into comic book form, with the first being [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter the three issue run by Malibu Comics.]]

Started in 2005, the book mostly chronicles Ryu and his path of a true fighter, plus Guile and Chun-Li's operation to bring down Shadowloo and its head, M. Bison. The story cuts to other fighters along the way who either interact directly with Ryu, get caught up in the military investigation, or are working for or have gained the ire of Shadowloo. The series was originally published by {{Image}} before moving to Devil's Due Publishing, but eventually UDON started self-publishing the whole thing.

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These ''StreetFighter'' comicbooks ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' comic books are provided by the U.S/Canada writer/artist S. / Canada writer / artist collective UDON. This is the second time the series has been adapted into comic book form, with the first being [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter the three issue run by Malibu Comics.]]

Started in 2005, the book mostly chronicles Ryu and his path of a true fighter, plus Guile and Chun-Li's operation to bring down Shadowloo and its head, M. Bison. The story cuts to other fighters along the way who either interact directly with Ryu, get caught up in the military investigation, or are working for or have gained the ire of Shadowloo. The series was originally published by {{Image}} Creator/{{Image}} before moving to Devil's Due Publishing, but eventually UDON started self-publishing the whole thing.



* ''Street Fighter'': Based on ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''. Chronicles Ryu's travels with his pupil Sakura, Guile and Chun-Li's efforts to track down M. Bison, and Cammy's defection from Shadaloo. 15 issues.

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* ''Street Fighter'': Based on ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''. Chronicles Ryu's travels with his pupil Sakura, Guile and Chun-Li's efforts to track down M. Bison, and Cammy's defection from Shadaloo.Shadowloo. 15 issues.



* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII: Turbo'': The later half which features the tournament held by M.Bison. Closes out the "II" series. 13 issues.

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* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII: Turbo'': The later half which features the tournament held by M. Bison. Closes out the "II" series. 13 issues.



* ''Street Fighter Unlimited'': Continues on from ''Super Street Fighter'' as Gill's influence grows, Gulie and Cammy find themselves trying to dig up dirt on the Illuminati after Chun-Li goes missing, and Ryu struggles with his inner demons after experiencing the Dark Hadou from the previous incident.


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* ''Street Fighter Unlimited'': Continues on from ''Super Street Fighter'' as Gill's influence grows, Gulie Guile and Cammy find themselves trying to dig up dirt on the Illuminati after Chun-Li goes missing, and Ryu struggles with his inner demons after experiencing the Dark Hadou from the previous incident.

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'''Legends/Origins series'''

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'''Legends/Origins '''Legends / Origins series'''









* AbusiveParents: Juri's. Or at least her mother. [[spoiler: Her dad is genuinely distraught after Juri is shot in the face, and can be seen screaming in anguish before she loses consciousness]].
* AdaptationExpansion

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* AbusiveParents: Juri's. Or at least her mother. [[spoiler: Her dad is genuinely distraught after Juri is shot in the face, and can be seen screaming in anguish before she loses consciousness]].
consciousness]].
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--> A true martial artist takes on his meal just as he would an opponent-- with focus and drive.

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--> A true martial artist takes on his meal just as he would an opponent-- opponent -- with focus and drive.



* BreakTheCutie: After Ryu is kidnapped, Sakura [[spoiler:willingly gives in to the Satsui no Hado]] just to bring him back. Think about that for a moment.

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* BreakTheCutie: After Ryu is kidnapped, Sakura [[spoiler:willingly [[spoiler: willingly gives in to the Satsui no Hado]] just to bring him back. Think about that for a moment.



** The comics also attempt to account for certain events left unexplained in the video game canon, such as why almost none of the characters from the prequel ''StreetFighterAlpha'' games were present in the ''StreetFighterII'' series (which was produced long before ''Alpha'' but chronologically takes place later).
* CallBack: In Super Street Fighter Volume 1, the final panel is a remake of the box art for Street Fighter Alpha 2, except [[spoiler: Sakura is in Ryu's place and the sky is red, with Sakura seemingly about to make a DealWithTheDevil...]]

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** The comics also attempt to account for certain events left unexplained in the video game canon, such as why almost none of the characters from the prequel ''StreetFighterAlpha'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' games were present in the ''StreetFighterII'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' series (which was produced long before ''Alpha'' but chronologically takes place later).
* CallBack: In Super Street Fighter Volume 1, the final panel is a remake of the box art for Street Fighter Alpha 2, except [[spoiler: Sakura is in Ryu's place and the sky is red, with Sakura seemingly about to make a DealWithTheDevil...]] ]]



** Damnd and some Mad Gear {{mooks}} show up and make trouble in a restaurant in ''New Generation''

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** Damnd and some Mad Gear {{mooks}} show up and make trouble in a restaurant in ''New Generation''Generation''.



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Zangief and E.Honda face this in the Japanese eliminatory of the tournament, just for Vega's amusement.
* {{Crossover}}:
** In 2015, UDON and Capcom participated in the second Archie ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog and ComicBook/MegaMan CrisisCrossover, ''[[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite Worlds Unite]]''. Street Fighter characters (namely Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, Guile, M. Bison, Balrog and Vega) joined in the battle against [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma]].

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Zangief and E. Honda face this in the Japanese eliminatory of the tournament, just for Vega's amusement.
* {{Crossover}}:
{{Crossover}}:
** In 2015, UDON and Capcom Creator/{{Capcom}} participated in the second Archie ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog and ComicBook/MegaMan CrisisCrossover, ''[[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite Worlds Unite]]''. Street Fighter characters (namely Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, Chun-Li, Guile, M. Bison, Balrog and Vega) joined in the battle against [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma]].



* DamselOutOfDistress: Proving herself to be something of a BadassBureaucrat, Gibson manages to free herself after being kidnapped by Shadaloo, and then survives diving out of a Helicopter [[SoftWater and into the San Francisco Bay]].

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* DamselOutOfDistress: Proving herself to be something of a BadassBureaucrat, Gibson manages to free herself after being kidnapped by Shadaloo, Shadowloo, and then survives diving out of a Helicopter [[SoftWater and into the San Francisco Bay]].



* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: The Four Kings and Guile, Ken, Ryu and Chun Li find they've been invited to an island with an evil clone of Bison...and seven other clones as well. Leads to all of them [[MirrorMatch fighting their EvilTwin]], though in one move, Ryu and Bison do a SwitchOutMove that lead to each man trouncing the other's clones.]]

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* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: The Four Kings and Guile, Ken, Ryu and Chun Li find they've been invited to an island with an evil clone of Bison...and And seven other clones as well. Leads to all of them [[MirrorMatch fighting their EvilTwin]], though in one move, Ryu and Bison do a SwitchOutMove that lead to each man trouncing the other's clones.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: A short story in the 2014 Free Comic Book Day special shows a young Akuma being offered a lucrative gig in an underground fight club. When Akuma states that there's no honor in such a thing, the club's owner tells him that the Japanese notion of honor is outdated and useless in the capitalistic, post-{{WW2}} world they live in. Akuma initially accepts the offer, but throws it all away when he kills his opponent in disgust and storms off.

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* HonorBeforeReason: A short story in the 2014 Free Comic Book Day special shows a young Akuma being offered a lucrative gig in an underground fight club. When Akuma states that there's no honor in such a thing, the club's owner tells him that the Japanese notion of honor is outdated and useless in the capitalistic, post-{{WW2}} post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII world they live in. Akuma initially accepts the offer, but throws it all away when he kills his opponent in disgust and storms off.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dan Hibiki falls straight into this as his DayInTheLimelight story in Hyper Fighting shows. He might be an arrogant braggart with delusions of granduer, but his training revolves around helping people, from getting a kid his stolen bike back, to helping people in an old folk's home enjoy a day out. He also constantly tries to help people avoid becoming consumed by revenge, a sign of his CharacterDevelopment

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dan Hibiki falls straight into this as his DayInTheLimelight story in Hyper Fighting shows. He might be an arrogant braggart with delusions of granduer, grandeur, but his training revolves around helping people, from getting a kid his stolen bike back, to helping people in an old folk's home enjoy a day out. He also constantly tries to help people avoid becoming consumed by revenge, a sign of his CharacterDevelopmentCharacterDevelopment.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: One of the kidnapped fighters in IV looks like [[MortalKombat Reptile]], save for his mask being grey a la [[Film/MortalKombat the movie]].

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: One of the kidnapped fighters in IV looks like [[MortalKombat [[Franchise/MortalKombat Reptile]], save for his mask being grey a la [[Film/MortalKombat the movie]].



* MythologyGag: Plenty, the UDON crew really did their homework with this one. Many characters from the oft forgotten first game make appearances as well as [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of original characters from the [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter animated series]] and the various mangas.
** To mention a few examples, Charlie [[spoiler:{{b|rainwashedAndCrazy}}ecomes [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Shadow]]]]... temporarily.
** Chun-Li's father is modeled after Dorai, her father in StreetFighterIIV.

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* MythologyGag: Plenty, the UDON crew really did their homework with this one. Many characters from the oft forgotten first game make appearances as well as [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of original characters from the [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter animated series]] and the various mangas.
manga.
** To mention a few examples, Charlie [[spoiler:{{b|rainwashedAndCrazy}}ecomes [[spoiler: {{b|rainwashedAndCrazy}}ecomes [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Shadow]]]]... temporarily.
Temporarily.
** Chun-Li's father is modeled after Dorai, her father in StreetFighterIIV.Anime/StreetFighterIIV.



*** Ryu going to learn from Dhalsim is, in itself, a nod to StreetFighterIIV, where Ryu and Ken go to India to learn about the Hadou from Dhalsim.

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*** Ryu going to learn from Dhalsim is, in itself, a nod to StreetFighterIIV, Street Fighter II V, where Ryu and Ken go to India to learn about the Hadou from Dhalsim.



** Cammy's simulation test [[spoiler:after she returned to Shadaloo]] is very reminiscent of her introduction in the VideoGame/StreetFighterII [[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie animated movie]]. [[spoiler:Cammy's target has a resemblance to [[TakeThat George W. Bush]].]]
** During the ''Legends: Sakura'' mini-series, Dan has a vivid nightmare where he and Sakura battle each other in what turns out to be a DarkerAndEdgier / SeriousBusiness version of ''Puzzle Fighter II''.

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** Cammy's simulation test [[spoiler:after [[spoiler: after she returned to Shadaloo]] Shadowloo]] is very reminiscent of her introduction in the VideoGame/StreetFighterII [[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie animated movie]]. [[spoiler:Cammy's [[spoiler: Cammy's target has a resemblance to [[TakeThat George W. Bush]].]]
** During the ''Legends: Sakura'' mini-series, Dan has a vivid nightmare where he and Sakura battle each other in what turns out to be a DarkerAndEdgier / SeriousBusiness version of ''Puzzle Fighter II''.



* ReverseMole: Cammy in II Turbo for the heroes side, [[spoiler:thanks to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Vega's intervention]]]].

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* ReverseMole: Cammy in II Turbo for the heroes side, [[spoiler:thanks [[spoiler: thanks to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Vega's intervention]]]].



** Fei Long's backstory shows that before he became a Hong Kong action star, he started off in a [[GreenHornet supporting role in a superhero show where he played the Asian sidekick of a costumed vigilante]].
** Sakura's signs at Rainbow Mika's match in ''Legends: Sakura'' include "[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson I can smell what the 'Bow is cookin'!]]", "[[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Mika 3:16]]", and "[[HulkHogan Mikamania is gonna run wild on you!!!]]"
** There's a Shadaloo scientist in ''Turbo'' [[spoiler:(the one who brainwashes Ken, E. Honda and T. Hawk)]] who looks a lot like [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]].
** Sakura canonically learned to throw a KamehameHadoken after just seeing one in action. [[Franchise/{{Dragonball}} Sound familiar?]]

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** Fei Long's backstory shows that before he became a Hong Kong action star, he started off in a [[GreenHornet [[Franchise/GreenHornet supporting role in a superhero show where he played the Asian sidekick of a costumed vigilante]].
** Sakura's signs at Rainbow Mika's match in ''Legends: Sakura'' include "[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson I can smell what the 'Bow is cookin'!]]", "[[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Mika 3:16]]", and "[[HulkHogan "[[Wrestling/HulkHogan Mikamania is gonna run wild on you!!!]]"
** There's a Shadaloo Shadowloo scientist in ''Turbo'' [[spoiler:(the [[spoiler: (the one who brainwashes Ken, E. Honda and T. Hawk)]] who looks a lot like [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]].
** Sakura canonically learned to throw a KamehameHadoken after just seeing one in action. [[Franchise/{{Dragonball}} Sound Sounds familiar?]]



* StartOfDarkness: Juri receives one in "New Generation"; [[spoiler:She was the daughter of a cop investigating Shadaloo, and lost her eye and her family in a Shadaloo attack. After recovering, she turned her anger towards Tae Kwon Do, and the rest is history.]]
** [[spoiler:Sakura, in frustration for not being strong enough to keep Ryu from the Illuminati, starts drawing upon the influence of the Satsui no Hado... and that eventually lures out Akuma.]]

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* StartOfDarkness: Juri receives one in "New Generation"; [[spoiler:She [[spoiler: She was the daughter of a cop investigating Shadaloo, Shadowloo, and lost her eye and her family in a Shadaloo Shadowloo attack. After recovering, she turned her anger towards Tae Kwon Do, and the rest is history.]]
** [[spoiler:Sakura, [[spoiler: Sakura, in frustration for not being strong enough to keep Ryu from the Illuminati, starts drawing upon the influence of the Satsui no Hado... and And that eventually lures out Akuma.]]



* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Of course a few of the fighters will play dirty to win battle. One of the more ridiculous examples is Karin from Sakura's legends series. She challeneges her to a hot dog eating contest and once she actually has her full, goes to attack her on the spot. It nearly works if not for the Rival Schools cast jumping in for the save.

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* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Of course a few of the fighters will play dirty to win battle. One of the more ridiculous examples is Karin from Sakura's legends series. She challeneges challenges her to a hot dog eating contest and once she actually has her full, goes to attack her on the spot. It nearly works if not for the Rival Schools cast jumping in for the save.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: ''Turbo'' ends with a montage showing what each of the surviving fighters ended up doing after [[spoiler: Bison's death]]. ''Super'' opens with a Where Are They Now? ''Prologue'', showing what's happened to several of the retired fighters after the TimeSkip.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: ''Turbo'' ends with a montage showing what each of the surviving fighters ended up doing after [[spoiler: Bison's death]]. ''Super'' opens with a Where Are They Now? ''Prologue'', showing what's happened to several of the retired fighters after the TimeSkip.TimeSkip.
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* ''Street Fighter V: The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash'': UDON's first ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''-related piece of material, chronicles the circumstances of Charlie's revival after the first series and the Illuminati's influence over said event.
31st Mar '16 7:54:15 PM CASCHero
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In 2016, it got into a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' where Shadowloo teams up with COBRA to take over the world and of course the heroes of the Street Fighter-verse partner with the Joes to stop them. All of the conveniently taking place within a tournament.

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In 2016, it got into a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' where Shadowloo teams up with COBRA to take over the world and of course the heroes of the Street Fighter-verse partner with the Joes to stop them. All of the conveniently taking place within a tournament.
tournament. Creator/IDWPublishing however was in charge of that one and it has no bearing on this series.
31st Mar '16 7:51:45 PM CASCHero
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In 2016, it got into a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' where Shadowloo teams up with COBRA to take over the world and of course the heroes of the Street Fighter-verse partner with the Joes to stop them. All of the conveniently taking place within a tournament.


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* {{Crossover}}:
** In 2015, UDON and Capcom participated in the second Archie ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog and ComicBook/MegaMan CrisisCrossover, ''[[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite Worlds Unite]]''. Street Fighter characters (namely Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, Guile, M. Bison, Balrog and Vega) joined in the battle against [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma]].
** In 2016, they crossovered with ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe''.
5th Feb '16 8:18:35 PM CASCHero
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* ''Super Street Fighter'': Follows ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''; Gill and the Illuminati make their move, Alex is introduced and Ryu is captured.

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* ''Super Street Fighter'': Follows Two volume series that follows ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''; Gill and the Illuminati make their move, Alex is introduced and Ryu is captured.
* ''Street Fighter Unlimited'': Continues on from ''Super Street Fighter'' as Gill's influence grows, Gulie and Cammy find themselves trying to dig up dirt on the Illuminati after Chun-Li goes missing, and Ryu struggles with his inner demons after experiencing the Dark Hadou from the previous incident.


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* CurbStompBattle: Gill vs Dark Ryu and Oni. His power is so grand that he instantly forces the two to revert to normal without a scratch on him.


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* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''Super Street Fighter'', Ryu brings Sakura out of her Dark Hadou state by absorbing the power into himself.]]
18th Jan '16 4:56:27 PM akih08
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** When Juri confronts [[spoiler: who she thinks is Bison]] over her parent's death. She remarks that he wouldn't remember and that it was "Just another ordinary [[Film/StreetFighter Tuesday]]."

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** When Juri confronts [[spoiler: who she thinks is Bison]] over her parent's death. She remarks that he wouldn't remember and that it was [[ButForMeItWasTuesday "Just another ordinary ordinary]] [[Film/StreetFighter Tuesday]]."
18th Jan '16 4:36:54 PM akih08
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** Lots. For example, Sakura's lack of appearances between Street Fighter Alpha III and Street Fighter IV are shown to be because she's in high school. [[spoiler: Although AFTER she graduates, it's outright stated she's Ryu's student full time. It takes Bison and Urien tag teaming her and Ryu to change the situation ForTheWorst...]]

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** Lots. For example, Sakura's lack of appearances between Street Fighter Alpha III and Street Fighter IV are shown to be because she's in high school. [[spoiler: Although AFTER she graduates, it's outright stated she's Ryu's student full time. It takes Bison (really Twelve doing X.C.O.P.Y.) and Urien tag teaming her and Ryu to change the situation ForTheWorst...]]
9th Dec '15 5:23:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Skullomania from the ''StreetFighterEX'' series can briefly be seen watching Sakura meditate in issue #3 of her mini-series.

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** Skullomania from the ''StreetFighterEX'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' series can briefly be seen watching Sakura meditate in issue #3 of her mini-series.
30th Oct '15 7:48:49 PM nombretomado
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** The rapper Dee Jay is shown collaborating with in the beginning of ''New Generation'' looks suspiciously like KanyeWest.

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** The rapper Dee Jay is shown collaborating with in the beginning of ''New Generation'' looks suspiciously like KanyeWest.Music/KanyeWest.
17th Oct '15 7:51:02 AM comicwriter
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** Lots. For example, Sakura's lack of appearances between Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter IV are shown to be because she's in high school. [[spoiler: Although AFTER she graduates, it's outright stated she's Ryu's student full time. It takes Bison and Urien tag teaming her and Ryu to change the situation ForTheWorst...]]
** Likewise, the comics also explain why so many of the new characters introduced in Street Fighter Alpha games ({{Prequel}}s to Street Fighter 2). It turns out that a number of Alpha characters like Rainbow Mika and Rolento tried out for the tournament, but were all eliminated in the preliminary qualifying matches.

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** Lots. For example, Sakura's lack of appearances between Street Fighter Alpha 3 III and Street Fighter IV are shown to be because she's in high school. [[spoiler: Although AFTER she graduates, it's outright stated she's Ryu's student full time. It takes Bison and Urien tag teaming her and Ryu to change the situation ForTheWorst...]]
** Likewise, the comics also explain why so many of the new characters introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha games ({{Prequel}}s to Street Fighter 2).II) weren't in the original Street Fighter II games. It turns out that a number of Alpha characters like Rainbow Mika and Rolento tried out for the tournament, but were all eliminated in the preliminary qualifying matches.
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