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->"''The ultimate battle computer game "VideoGame/StreetFighterII" is now a [[TheAnimeOfTheGame full-length animation motion picture!]] [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Your favorite Street Fighters]] stand up against the [[BigBad evil]] [[DubNameChange Vega]] [[TakeOverTheWorld who plots to conquer the world.]] In an all-ensuing battle, the rivals {{Ryu and Ken}} join forces to confront Vega with the never-before-seen technique "[[CombinationAttack the double fireball]]". A must-see super battle action movie for All Street Fighter fans.''" - Official description from the Japanese [=LaserDisc=].

After the unexpected success of the original ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' and its subsequent revisions and console ports, Capcom decided to produce [[TheAnimeOfTheGame a feature-length anime movie]] based on the series. The movie, simply titled ''Street Fighter II Movie'' in Japan and later released internationally as ''Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie'', was first announced in 1993 at the same time as ''Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers'' (the fourth version of the game) began distribution in the arcades. It was released theatrically on August 8, 1994.

The international criminal organization Shadowlaw secretly records fights of the world's greatest martial artists with their human-like Monitor Cyborgs. These recordings help Shadowlaw's leader, M. Bison, determine which fighters Shadowlaw will abduct and convert into brainwashed slaves. One fighter in particular, Ryu, catches Bison's interest after the despot watches a fight between Ryu and Shadowlaw operative[=/=]former fighting champion Sagat.

Shadowlaw's innumerable criminal activities capture the attention of Interpol, which sends lead investigator Chun-Li to team up with U.S. Air Force Captain Guile. Guile is initially reluctant of the partnership until he discovers that Bison had killed someone close to them (Chun-Li's father and his Air Force partner). This revelation gives them common ground to work together. The duo soon learn about Shadowlaw's Monitor Cyborgs and eventually land on the trail of Ryu.

Ken Masters, Ryu's friend[=/=]former training partner[=/=]rival, spends the off-time between fighting tournaments with his girlfriend Eliza, but finds himself unsatisfied. He awaits the day when he and Ryu can settle their "unfinished business" with another fight. Ryu himself travels throughout Asia in search of fights as well, focused on honing and perfecting his skills with each successive challenge. Once Bison discovers Ken and Ryu's shared history, things go from bad to worse. Ryu is blissfully unaware that he represents the key to either Shadowlaw's destruction or complete dominance...

Unlike that other [[Film/StreetFighter 1994 movie based on the franchise]], ''Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie'' stays as faithful as possible to the original game (and its various [[UpdatedRerelease iterations]] of its day). Any changes made to the storyline still do their best to represent the spirit of the series. Soon after the release of this film, Creator/{{Capcom}} made a [[RecursiveAdaptation video game]] that follows the events of an upgraded Monitor Cyborg recording various Street Fighter battles. Several fight scenes and new ideas introduced in this film (the fight between Ryu and Sagat at the beginning of the film, Ken's longer hair during his training days with Ryu, how Ryu got his red headband, and a two-on-one battle with Ryu and Ken fighting Bison) [[RetCanon eventually became part of]] the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' series. Because of its adherence to the canon and the spirit of the games, ''Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie'' remains a huge fan favorite to this day and is sometimes considered the greatest video game-based movie ever made.

The film's initial American release in 1995 came with a healthy dose of censorship attached -- cuts to the infamous Chun-Li shower scene accompanied toned-down blood and swearing. Creator/MangaEntertainment rectified this in 2006 with a dual-sided DVD that contained a (virtually) uncensored version of the English dub and a (completely) uncensored version of the original Japanese version of the film. In 2008, Netflix began streaming a fully uncut version of the film's English dub with either the English or Japanese soundtrack backing the dub. It is currently licensed by Creator/DiscotekMedia, who have [[https://www.facebook.com/147168055312297/photos/a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297/1025494254146335/?type=1 announced plans for a DVD and Blu-ray re-release.]]

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!!''Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* ActionGirl: Chun-Li and Cammy.
* AdaptationalBadass:
** Special Moves in general. In the games, special moves are simply unique, command-input attacks. Depending on the ability, they may do more or less damage than regular attacks. In this film, however, special moves are almost an InstantWinCondition.
** This was the first time M. Bison was portrayed as immensely powerful. In the games up til now, his Psycho Power wasn't really utilized in a way that made him seem nearly invincible. This movie turned it into a StoryBreakerPower, and this was later canonized starting with the ''Alpha'' sub-series.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Cammy is portrayed in her Delta Red outfit, not her Shadaloo Doll one, but is still employed as Bison's assassin at the beginning of the film. Justified in that this movie predates ''Alpha'', where the Dolls debuted.
* AdaptedOut: There is no sort of TournamentArc whatsoever. This film takes the "''Street Fighter''" title literally. Even Ryu's fight with Sagat, which was supposed to be the final round of the first-ever World Warrior tournament, is done in a completely empty field in the middle of the night.
* AdvertisedExtra[=/=]BillingDisplacement: Almost every piece of merchandise and promotional material released in Japan featured Cammy. She even received top billing on the [[http://eiga-chirashi.jp/view_item.php?titleid=3568 Japanese flyer]] (as seen above) -- despite her screen time totaling [[OneSceneWonder less than five minutes]]. Guile, who is actually more important to the plot than she was, is lumped together with the less important Street Fighters.
* AllMenArePerverts: Even Bison and ''a friggin' cyborg'' couldn't resist perving on [[MsFanservice Chun-Li]] (see the MaleGaze entry).
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right there, in the title.]]
* AnimeThemeSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uChauOW6CDI "Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kokoro Tsuyosa to"]] plays during [[spoiler:Ryu and Ken's fight with Bison]]. ''Street Fighter Zero'', the Japanese version of the ''Street Fighter Alpha'', features an instrumental version of the song for its Dramatic Battle mode.
* AntagonistAbilities: Bison. To whit, his Psycho Power has {{Flight}}, {{Deflector Shield}}s, VillainTeleportation, DeathFromAbove, MindManipulation, and many other abilities that ''no one'' comes even close to countering. [[spoiler:The ''only'' reason Ryu and Ken manage to defeat Bison is because they double teamed him after he decided to [[WillfullyWeak fight them on their level]]]].
* ArcWords: "What do you see beyond your fist?" It's a question Ryu and Ken were asked by their late master. During the final battle with Bison, Ken has a moment of clarity and realizes the answer: [[spoiler: "My fate."]]
* AscendedExtra:
** Despite being a main character in the game itself, Ken's role [[MinorMajorCharacter is minor]]. ''The Animated Movie'' changed this by fleshing out his history with Ryu and reveals that his iconic red headband [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUlZnM-Trd0 used to be Ken's hair ribbon.]] This was later canonized in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter]]'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKG699RzsrE Alpha 2]]'', albeit under different circumstances.[[note]]In ''The Animated Movie'', Ken ties it around Ryu's forehead as a form of apology after accidentally injuring him during one of their sparring sessions. In ''Alpha 2'', Ken simply gives it to him as reminder of their promise to settle their rivalry once and for all.[[/note]] Ken is also given plot relevance, by having Bison target him as a means to get to Ryu, and makes him jointly responsible for Bison's defeat at the end.[[note]]In the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series, Bison has no interest in Ken. In addition, Ken has never taken part in any of the major battles against the series main villains.[[/note]]
** E. Honda usually has a very tangential role in the games. Here, he's helping out with Ryu's training. He even helps out the heroes in the final battle by taking on Balrog.
** The Indian girl Ryu befriends makes a cameo appearance as his female form during Demitri's Midnight Bliss in ''Capcom Fighting Evolution''.
* BattleInTheRain: This happens in the movie's famous opening fight between Ryu and Sagat.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Chun-Li beats the living daylights out of Vega, but ends up severely wounded in the process and is immediately rushed to the hospital.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler: The movie ends with Bison appearing out of nowhere, driving a truck. Ryu then jumps toward the truck and is about to attack it when the credits roll.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Bison amplifies Ken's normally healthy competitiveness with Ryu to the point of hostility or even hatred.
* BullyingADragon: Ryu and Ken are both subjected to it (by Fei Long and T. Hawk, respectively), and both end their respective confrontations in short order:
** Ryu gets shoved into the ring, while he's in Hong Kong, simply [[DisproportionateRetribution for commenting on the fight he saw.]] Then his would-be opponent taunts Ryu by grabbing his dogi and jostling him. [[OneHitKO He ends up regretting it seconds later.]] So does Fei Long, [[TemptingFate when he refuses to let Ryu leave the ring without a fight.]]
** T. Hawk decides to pick a fight with Ken in an attempt to gain recognition by defeating him. Ken tells him twice that he isn't interested and tries to leave, but T. Hawk insists on fighting. So Ken [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVucrZRtFLE gives him what he asked for]] and lampshades this:
-->'''Ken: (pissed)''' [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor "Watch out... when you ask for something]]... you '''[[LampshadeHanging MIGHT GET IT!!]]''' [[spoiler: [[{{Shoryuken}} SHORYUKEN]]]]!!
* TheCameo: Akuma has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in Calcutta.
* CanonImmigrant: Dr. Senoh, the old scientist who works for Shadowlaw, makes a cameo appearance in Bison's ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter Alpha 2]]'' ending.
* ClimbSlipHangClimb: Seen near the end of the movie while Ryu is free climbing in the mountains of Cambodia. A foothold collapses beneath his weight, though he saves himself by quickly grabbing onto a spur of rock.
* ClothingDamage:
** Chun-Li's nightshirt gets torn, which exposes her bra, during her fight with Vega.
** Ken's shirt and pants leg are blown off by his own Hadoken, when Bison [[AttackReflector deflects it back at him.]]
* CombatPragmatism: It's called "''Street Fighter''" for a reason: because there aren't any rules, except to be the last man standing. And the characters are fully aware of that fact, because their lives usually depend on it:
** Chun-Li uses her bedroom lamp and her couch as [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised weapons]], to defend herself against Vega's claw. She also grabs hold of the rafters to give herself extra momentum to kick/shove him straight through the wall and out of her apartment.
** Ryu and Ken also exemplify it, by teaming up to take on Bison. Near the end of the fight, Ryu even goes so far as to grab Bison's legs to hold him still, so Ken could nail him with his [[HurricaneKick Tastumaki Senpuu Kyaku.]]
* CombinedEnergyAttack: The battle with Bison concludes with [[spoiler:Ryu and Ken throwing both their Hadokens at once. Their combined might overwhelms Bison, blasting him straight through his VTOL, causing it to explode around him]].
* CurbStompBattle: Guile gets his ass handed to him by Bison, who's TeleportSpam made him untouchable. After he exhausts himself trying to hit him, Bison [[OneHitKO one-shots him]], making it a VictoryByEndurance.
* DemotedToExtra:
** Blanka, Cammy, Dee Jay, Sagat, T. Hawk, and Zangief are only in the movie to fit as many characters as possible.
** E. Honda fights Dhalsim while in India. Afterwards, he appears again during the final battle for no reason other than to fall off a cliff with Balrog.
* DefrostingIceKing: Chun-Li ultimately does this to Guile. He goes from ignoring her when they first met to vowing to get revenge on Bison after she was injured by Vega.
* DramaticThunder: Invoked in the opening scene, which recounts the fateful battle between Ryu and Sagat.
* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: [[SissyVillain Vega.]] In fact, his characterization here, as well as his earlier game appearances, was the reason gamers believed that Vega was gay until Capcom set the record straight (as it were) years later. In the movie, [[HomoeroticSubtext he seemingly becomes jealous]] when he notices Bison [[MaleGaze staring at Chun-Li's breasts]], while watching a video feed of her and Guile. Bison notices his reaction and gives him the order to eliminate her, which Vega gladly accepts. During the fight, he takes his time torturing her until she fights back and [[BerserkButton and steps on his face.]] At this point, Vega loses his sh*t [[ItsPersonal and drops all pretense of toying with her.]]
* EvilGenius: Bison's head scientist clearly enjoys his job.
* {{Fanservice}}: The entire scene in Chun-Li's apartment, including the shower scene. It also contains...
** FanDisservice: Chun-Li fights and gets injured by Vega while wearing a loose fitting nightshirt.
* FightingYourFriend: Moments before the battle with [[BigBad Bison]], Ryu is forced to face his best friend, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Ken, who'd been enslaved]] by Bison's Psycho Power. Rather than fight back against his attacks, [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight Ryu tries getting through to him]], by reminding Ken of who he was and their friendship. He takes a beating, but [[Heartwarming/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie ultimately succeeds without throwing a single punch.]]
* FootFocus: The audience gets treated to multiple close-ups of Chun-Li's bare feet, between her ShowerScene and her fight with Vega. [[FeetFirstIntroduction They're the first thing you see]] at the start of said shower scene, again when she finally steps out of the shower, another when she slumps against the couch after Vega kicks her, again when she steps on his chest (then his face), another when he places his feet against hers and pushes her back toward the rafters, [[SecondPersonAttack the entire time]] [[SpamAttack she's kicking the crap out of him]] against the wall, and finally we get a gratuitous close-up of both soles as she kicks/shoves him straight through it and out of her apartment.
* FreezeFrameBonus:
** The Monitor Cyborgs analyzing the fighters. Pause and you can see lots of stats.
** When Chun-Li is presenting her briefing to Interpol about some of the characters, pause and you can see their profiles behind her. They are identical to Capcom's profiles of them. In the English version, while both Balrog and Vega's profiles are listed under their English names, their Japanese names can be seen in the comments section.
** If you pause at just the right time during the montage scene in Calcutta, you'll spot [[spoiler: Akuma]] meditating against a wall.
* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:The film ends with Bison trying to run down Ryu in a semi-truck]].
* HeroicBuild: You can count the number of guys who ''don't'' have super-muscular builds on one hand. Sagat and Bison notably take this to almost TopHeavyGuy proportions.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: It wasn't long before Ken realized conventional attacks were useless against Bison, so he resorts to using the Hadoken. Bison counters by his using his Psycho Power to [[AttackReflector send it back]] [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame and drops him.]]
* HospitalSurprise: Chun-Li is wounded in her fight against Vega roughly half-way through the movie. [[spoiler:After Ryu and Ken defeat Bison in the climax, Guile goes to the hospital where she's staying only to found out that she has died. When Guile tells Chun-Li about Bison's defeat, she sits up, revealing that she has recovered and was pretending to be dead in order to prank him.]]
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Ryu's fight with a brainwashed Ken.
* ImprovisedWeapon: During her fight with Vega, Chun-Li tries to defend herself from his claw by using the lamp post in her apartment, which he cuts in half. But when he cuts her cheek and makes a show of LickingTheBlade,she retaliates by throwing her couch at him.
* KamehameHadoken: Naturally, the Hadoken is one of Ryu and Ken's signature moves. However, its power in this movie has been elevated to near-OneHitKO levels --even opponents that can weather a {{Shoryuken}} are ''not'' getting up from a Hadoken.
* KenDollAnatomy: Ironically, Ken himself. He is shown naked with no genitalia while Bison brainwashes him.
* KickChick: Chun-Li.
* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: After mopping the floor with Guile thanks to his Psycho Power, Bison decides to fight Ryu and Ken without it. [[spoiler:He loses.]]
* LickingTheBlade: Done by Vega, [[IShallTauntYou to taunt Chun-Li]] after cutting her cheek. [[InsultBackfire He winds up regretting it]] a moment later. See the ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine entry.
* MaleGaze: Since Chun-Li provides the film's T&A, she's the subject each time it happens:
** The video feed of Guile and Chun-Li is shown from [[FirstPersonPerspective the monitor cyborg's perspective.]] When its gaze shifts to her, it zooms in on her breasts for several seconds, then her thighs, and finally focuses its attention directly between her legs.
** This is used liberally during her shower scene, which features close-ups of her backside and breasts. When she finally steps out of the shower, the camera focuses directly on her bare feet.
* MeditationPowerup: Ken regains his strength and center after Bison nearly kills him through meditation.
* MindRape: Bison uses a combination of technology and his Psycho Power to invade Ken's mind and brainwash him. Ken screams in anguish the whole time.
* MindControlEyes: Ken's sclerae turn faint red, while he's under Bison's control.
* MoodWhiplash: Near the end of the movie, Guile returns to the hospital to discover that [[spoiler:Chun-Li died from her injuries that she got in her fight with Vega. This turns out to be a rather messed-up prank that she plays on him, but [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming everything worked out in the end]]]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Vega visibly becomes jealous when he sees Bison perving on a video feed of Chun-Li. This doesn't go unnoticed. When Bison gives him the order to eliminate her, Vega accepts without a moment's hesitation.
* MythologyGag: An unintentional one on the part of the animators, but in the comments section of different Website/YouTube videos of fight between Ryu and Sagat, fans have snarked that Sagat was a noob for using an unsafe jump in and not expecting Ryu's Shoryuken on wakeup.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Ken Masters and Cammy White are given their full names in this movie.[[note]]Although the "Masters" surname predates this movie, as it was given to Ken in Hasbro's ''Street Fighter II'' action figure toyline to avoid confusion with Barbie's boyfriend of the same name.[[/note]] Subverted with Ryu and Ken's sensei, who was given the name Goutetsu in the script, but goes unmentioned in the actual movie.[[note]]Goutetsu eventually became the name of Gouken and Akuma's sensei in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' series.[[/note]]
* NeckSnap: Cammy does this to the British Minister of Justice, Albert Sellers.
* NippleAndDimed: The uncensored ShowerScene of Chun-Li features her nipples.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Semi-subverted, during Ryu's match with [[BruceLeeClone Fei Long.]] Ryu defeats him in short order, leaving him with a broken arm and dislocated shoulder.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:After being thrown off a mountain by Ryu and Ken, Bison looks like he was done for. But at the very end of the movie, he turns out to be just fine and tries to run over Ryu in a truck.]]
* NotWorthKilling: Bison invokes this after humiliating Guile. Just as it seems he's about to finish him off, Bison stifles a laugh and decides Guile isn't worth the effort.
* OffModel: A minor case. When Balrog is fighting Honda towards the climax, his eyes are constantly pointing in different directions.
* PantyShot: We're given several glimpses, including two close-ups, of Chun-Li's bra and panties, during her fight with Vega. Facilitated by [[KickChick her frequent use of kicks]], while wearing a nightshirt, [[ClothingDamage which gets torn]] by Vega's claw.
* [[PerfectlyCromulentWord Perfectly Cromulent Pronunciation]]: Oh, Sagat? The "moo tie" champ?
* PostVictoryCollapse: Chun-Li collapses after suffering critical injuries in an epic fight with Vega that takes up 4 minutes of screen time. Despite her devasting wounds, Chun-Li ultimately prevails, literally kicking Vega out of her apartment.
* PowerLevel: Ryu's potential fighting capacity is 3620. Martial arts masters are said to only average at least 2000.
* PragmaticAdaptation: While the movie is lauded as one of the most faithful video game adaptations ever made, some things obviously had to be changed, mostly to make the special moves look more realistic. Perhaps most noticably, Ryu's [[HurricaneKick Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku]] in his fight against Fei Long was changed from hovering through the air spinning around on one leg like a top with his other foot extended, to multiple midair roundhouse kicks with alternating legs. Similarly, Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick against Vega is actually done by rapidly handstanding in circles, rather than floating across the ground on her head. An added benefit of these changes was that it [[AdaptationalBadass made the special moves more "special"]]- Guile's Sonic Boom goes from a small yellow frisbee he can spam out in front of him every two seconds to an ''[[RazorWind actual sonic boom]]'' that takes him several seconds to charge and ''cut Honda's hut in half!''
* PsychoForHire: ''The Animated Movie'' marked the beginning of Vega's portrayal as a psychotic, sadistic narcissist. It stuck from that moment on.
* RealityEnsues: Chun-Li realized she was at a disadvantage against Vega, since she was unarmed, with little more than a nightshirt for protection. So she [[ImprovisedWeapon tried to even the odds with her bedroom lamp]], which predictably, didn't last long. Even though Chun-Li ultimately wins the fight, she sustains life threatening injuries which causes her to spend the remainder of the film in intensive care. [[spoiler: She does recover at the end]].
* RetCanon: Various parts of the movie's narrative influenced the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' series:
** Back when ''Street Fighter II'' was first released, Chun-Li was simply a martial artist who was out for revenge over her father's murder. ''The Animated Movie'' cast her as an Interpol agent to further justify her motivation for pursuing Bison. This retroactively became part of the series canon beginning in ''Street Fighter Alpha''.
** Guile was made a U.S. Air Force Captain whereas the original game hadn't specified what branch of the military he was with, or his rank. It also marked the beginning of the collaboration between the U.S. Air Force and Interpol in the game series itself.[[note]]There is one key difference: in the ''Alpha'' series, Chun-Li was partnered with Charlie, rather than Guile. She doesn't meet him until near the end of her story mode in ''Alpha 3''.[[/note]]
** In the movie, Cammy briefly speaks with Chun-Li, which later became the basis of their partnership in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' series, where she's the third member of their triumvirate (along with Guile).
** The background used in the movie's opening scene later became the bonus stage for Sagat's boss battle against Ryu at the end of ''Alpha 2''.
** There was no explanation for the change of Ryu's headband until Capcom worked in the movie's backstory about it being a gift from Ken. However, the reason behind the gesture was changed. Conversely, the explanation from the movie was later adapted into ''WebVideo/StreetFighterAssassinsFist''.
** Dr. Senoh [[CanonImmigrant was added to the series]] in Bison's ''Alpha 2'' ending. So was the Psycho Drive, which was used for Bison's [[TykeBomb "Doll Program"]], instead of enslaving Ken with it.
** Vega was originally just a vain matador who happened to work for Bison. From the ''Alpha'' series onward, he canonically adopts ''The Animated Movie'''s portrayal as a psychotic narcissist. However, his beef with Chun-Li wasn't canonized until ''Street Fighter IV'', where she becomes one of his [[TheRival rival matches.]]
** While Bison's profile in ''Street Fighter II'' stated that he was an unrivaled street fighter and was able to form Shadaloo strictly by way of AsskickingEqualsAuthority, his actual skills and abilities weren't that far beyond what other characters in the game were capable of. In this movie, Bison has full-blown StoryBreakerPower to the point that no other character even comes ''close'' to touching him. This was later copied over to the ''Alpha'' series, where this form of Bison was dubbed "Shin (True) Bison" and is the absolute peak of Bison's Psycho Power. It was retconned that after the Shin Bison body was destroyed, along with the Psycho Drive, Bison was forced to use a much, ''much'' weaker body in the second World Warrior tournament.
** In this film, just before Bison fights Ryu and Ken, he removes his cape, the first time he does so in the entire film, and declares that he will "fight them on their own level". Afterwards, he displays no Psycho Power (aside from briefly hovering) and is defeated by Ryu and Ken without using any of the StoryBreakerPower he'd used throughout the movie. In the ''Alpha'' series, it was established that Bison's cape is an AmplifierArtifact which allows him to use all of his power (similar to Rose's scarf). In some games, he is shown removing it during a pre-battle cutscene.
* TheRival: The movie plays up this aspect of Ken's character, by having him repeatedly reminisce about his sparring days with Ryu and [[ThePromise their promise]] to settle their rivalry once and for all. However, their "fated match" ends up being postponed due to Bison.
* SecondPersonAttack: [[KickChick Chun-Li]] unloads on Vega, at the end of their fight, [[SpamAttack where she kicks the ever living shit out of him]] for about 7 second straight. She then ends it by putting him through the wall with both feet. Almost all of it is seen from ''[[FirstPersonPerspective his perspective]]''!
* SeriesContinuityError: One of Bison's monitors lists the name of Ryu and Ken's sensei as "Goutetsu"; while the film's producers intended to use that name for him, nobody spoke it. After Gouken (a CanonImmigrant from a ''Street Fighter II'' manga) was established to be Ryu and Ken's sensei, Capcom used Goutetsu as the name of Gouken and Akuma's sensei instead.
* {{Shoryuken}}: It wouldn't be ''Street Fighter'' without it. It's first seen near the end of Ryu's fight with Sagat, at the beginning of the film, and seen again when Ryu nails Bison with it, during their showdown at the end.
* ShoutOut: The President of the United States is named after Edward Pressman, a veteran film producer who worked on the live action ''Street Fighter'' movie.
* ShowerScene: The movie provides one of the earliest and most well known examples in anime. In fact, [[ComeForTheXStayForTheY word of Chun-Li's shower scene]] actually helped the film gain notoriety, during the time of its original release.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The movie refers to Bison's organization as "Shadowlaw" instead of "Shadaloo", even on printed documents. Capcom used the "Shadowlaw" spelling in the manuals for the home versions at the time before making "Shadaloo" the standard spelling.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Ryu and Ken are the focus of the plot. While they are technically the series' lead characters, neither of them were involved at all in ''Street Fighter II''[='s=] main conflict against Shadaloo. This movie was the first time that either of them became connected in any way to Bison and Shadaloo (aside from Sagat joining out of hatred for Ryu), and made them the primary adversaries of Bison rather than people with an actual grudge against him (Guile, Chun-Li, Cammy, and T. Hawk).
* StatOVision: The Monitor Cyborgs have this ability.
* StoryBreakerPower: Bison's Psycho Power is so utterly powerful, that the heroes can't even scratch him. Guile gets curbstomped, and all Ryu manages to do on his own is [[ClothingDamage singe Bison's cape]]. [[spoiler:It's only once he stops using it out of frustration that Ryu and Ken are able to defeat him.]]
* SupernaturalMartialArts: It's practically what the movie's about, considering [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII the video game]] it's based on. [[HurricaneKick Gravity defying spinning kicks]], [[{{Shoryuken}} dragon punches]], [[KameHameHadoken ki blasts]] and elemental powers are all accounted for. It's a faithful adaptation.
* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: Chun-Li didn't appreciate [[LickingTheBlade the stunt Vega pulled]], so she paid him back by returning the favor four times over: first by hitting him in the face with her couch, followed by repeatedly hitting him in the face with her [[HurricaneKick Spinning Bird Kick]], then pushing him back down on the floor, stepping on his chest when he tried to get up, and finally planting her barefoot on his cheek and doing a full pirouette. To say the least, he does ''not'' take it well:
-->'''Vega:''' M-my beautiful face is ''ruined!'' '''YOU BITCH, I'LL MAKE YOU ''SUFFEEEEEEEEER!'''''
* TitleTheAdaptation
* ToThePain: Vega does this to Chun-Li -- and pays dearly for it:
-->'''Vega:''' My hobby is to slowly peel the skins off the rabbits I catch- especially cute little bunnies like you! And [[WolverineClaws my friend here]] is thirsty for ''blood''.
* ViolenceDiscretionShot: For the first minute or so, the audience is treated to a shot of Chun-Li's living room while she and Vega are heard scuffling in her bedroom. In between muffled thumps against the wall and sounds of breaking furniture, she can be heard crying out in pain, until Vega finally kicks her through the door, hard enough to knock it off its hinges. Which also knocks over the phone, right as Guile is trying to call her. It then becomes [[InUniverseExamplesOnly an in-universe example]], since all he hears through the receiver are her screams.
* TheWorfEffect: Bison desires to recruit Ryu into his organization as a result of Ryu defeating Sagat in a fight. He tells his men "Any man strong enough to beat the crap out of Sagat is a man I want found."
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The film never shows Sagat again after Bison gives him the order to dispose of Cammy and Vega. Judging by how he just stood alone after Bison left with Balrog, it's likely Sagat was having a HeelRealization from being denied his rematch with Ryu.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Guile almost fights Chun-Li at one point. He stops when he learns that Bison killed her father. This is played straight when Vega attacks her.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Just before departing for Cambodia, Bison orders Sagat to eliminate Cammy and Vega, since he no longer had a need for the former, while the latter failed to carry out his assignment to kill Chun-Li.

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