For many years, people wondered what happened to characters from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' after many of them failed to reappear in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''. That question was answered by ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', a sequel to ''II'' but a prequel to ''III''. The End.


What? You want more? Fine. Before ''IV'' in 2008, there was '''''Street Fighter: The Later Years''''' in 2006. Created by Website/CollegeHumor, ''The Later Years'' simultaneously acts as a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue for the 12 original World Warriors from ''II'' and [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether reuniting them to form another tournament]]. The story starts when Zangief, now reduced to cleaning up arcades, enters a cab with Dhalsim as its driver. From there, it shows that most of the fighters are past their prime, living sucky lives and taking on horrible and/or overly-demanding day jobs. All except Ryu (who is a successful fighter hocking his style on TV) and to an extent Blanka.

But things are not what they seem as some of the fighters are being paid by [[spoiler: Capcom CEO, Donovan Corbett]] to ruin the tournament and kill the remaining competitors.

Running from 2006-2008, ''The Later Years'' (even if it takes place ten years after ''II'') isn't what you call "totally faithful", but it's all played for laughs. Apparently a sequel is being planned called ''Street Fighter Reunion'', which will introduce more of the characters.

!!The series provides the following tropes:

* ActingForTwo: Actor Kevin Yamada plays both [[spoiler: E. Honda and Ryu.]]
* AffectionateParody
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Chun-Li [[spoiler:whose boyfriend is Blanka, before he decides to kill her.]]
* AWinnerIsYou: The absolute irony that a series based on a video game ends like this.
* BadBadActing: Vega and his co-stars "John" and "Dora."
* BlatantLies
-->'''Bison:''' ''(being choked by Chun-Li)'' Your father is alive.\\
'''Chun-Li:''' He is?\\
'''Bison:''' No, he isn't, I just needed to catch my breath.
* [[spoiler:BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Blanka who seeks revenge for how he was treated in the last tournament.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Zangief, Dhalsim and (of course) Ryu and Ken.]]
* BrokenPedestal: Ryu, who went from a wandering traveler and mild BloodKnight to a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate shill]] offering to sell his [[IKnowKarate knowledge of his fighting skill]] "on three video cassettes". [[spoiler:It turns out that was a slimmed-down E. Honda working for Corbett. The real Ryu rejected Corbett's offer and was imprisoned for it.]]
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler:Corbett, Sagat.]]
* BuffySpeak: Ken.
* BusCrash: E. Honda, who suffered alcohol poisoning while in a drinking contest with Vega. [[spoiler:Until it is revealed that [[FakingTheDead he was alive]] and HiddenInPlainSight.]]
* CampGay: Mr. Weingert, Ken's boss at Capcom.
* CanonForeigner: Tons, but the most important one is Donovan Corbett, head of Capcom.
* ClusterFBomb: Guile, frequently.
* CuteKitten: Sagat's "tiger" is a grey tabby kitten.
* DodgyToupee: Ken's golden locks, though it's not entirely clear if it was meant to be this for laughs or just [[SpecialEffectsFailure bad costuming]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Ken tells Chun-Li that he can't "[[KamehameHadoken Hadouken]]" anymore and he gets made fun of for it by Blanka and Ryu. [[spoiler:Later he saves Chun-Li from Blanka by doing a Hadouken.]]
* DontLookAtMe: What Zangief says when he overhears a gamer at the arcade he works at call him "a bitch".
* EasilyForgiven: M. Bison with everyone, even Chun-Li eventually.
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Donovan Corbett wanted to capitalize on Ryu's '''Hadouken''' technique teaching it to children. When Ryu refused, Corbett drugged and imprisoned him inside Capcom. He then paid E. Honda and gave him liposuction to impersonate Ryu and learn the secrets of the '''Hadouken'''. Vega was in-turn paid by E. Honda to kill a fat Asian man to cover his disappearance. Blanka and Sagat were also brought in to kill the remaining Street Fighters to prevent copyright infringement and stop the tournament, which he sees as a threat to his plans.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilRedhead: Blanka.]]
* ExtremityExtremist: Balrog of course, here he doesn't know what a kick is.
* EyepatchOfPower: Subverted with Sagat, he can see well enough to know where people are, but he has a hard time pouring alcohol in a glass.
* FanDisservice: {{Lampshaded}} with a disgusted look from the characters when Zangief comes out with his speedo on. [[spoiler: He even ''weaponizes'' it by flashing E. Honda.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick.
* GratuitousSpanish: Vega and his wife.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Vega, E. Honda]]
* HilariousOuttakes
* HopelessSuitor: Ken to Chun-Li.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Bison and Chun-Li sword fighting with plungers.
* {{Jerkass}}: Blanka, Ryu ([[spoiler:E. Honda]]), Corbett and most of the people the Street Fighters interact with.
* LampshadeHanging
* [[spoiler:LatexPerfection: E. Honda, who without a latex mask (but with a lot of liposuction), replaces Ryu.]]
* LockAndLoadMontage: Episode 7.
* MagicalSecurityCam: The one Balrog and his co-worker use to spy on the fight between Chun-Li and the back of her dry cleaners, from an undisclosed office building.
* MartialArtsHeadband: Ryu, Ken and [[spoiler:E. Honda]]
* MirrorMatch: Discussed by Dhalsim:
-->'''Dhalsim:''' ''Every once in a while I pull out the old [[SuperNintendo SNES]], and I beat the shit out of myself. It makes me feel better somehow.''
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Vega.]]
* MundaneUtility: Blanka uses his electric powers to do mundane tasks for the electric company. On the plus side he makes $6,000 a month.
* NoPronunciationGuide: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
--> '''Zangief:''' ''Rai-you? All these years, I've been calling him Ri-yu.''
* [[EvilCripple Not So Evil Cripple]]: Bison.
* {{Odango}}: Obviously Chun-Li, one variation has her wear chopsticks as part of her training gear.
* PreemptiveDeclaration: Defied and lampshaded.
--> '''Chun-Li:''' I can get those bloodstains out of your shirt.\\
'''M. Bison:''' What bloodstains?\\
'''M. Bison:''' ...oh. I get it.
* PsychoElectro: Blanka.
* TheReveal: At the end of episodes 6, we learn that [[spoiler:Ryu is actually E. Honda posing as Ryu and real Ryu has been trapped, hidden in Capcom]].
* [[spoiler:RomanticFalseLead: Blanka to Chun-Li.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Guile.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Ryu and Ken [[spoiler:and now E. Honda.]]
* ShoutOut: The first episode has a College Humor VanityPlate similar to the one {{Capcom}} did in the SNES era. Going as far as using the same song.
** Bison, says no one cares about ''Street Fighter'' any more because people just want to ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto crash cars and eat hookers]]''.
** Zangief at one point calls M. Bison "Michael," a reference to the confusing DubNameChange where Balrog is named M. Bison (i.e. Mike Bison) in Japan as a homage to boxer Mike Tyson.
** Dhalsim saying ''[[TheBluesBrothers We're on a]] MissionFromGod''.
** The fighter punching out the other a la the intro of ''Street Fighter II''.
** Bison referencing ''Street Fighter II'' with ''Why don't you try a harder difficulty level next time!".
** The song rolling at the end credits is also the same credits song for ''Street Fighter II''.
** The ''That70sShow'' like opening in episode 5.
** Guile's ''[[Memes/OtherInternet Don't taze me bro!]]''
** The string of fighting game references below:
---> [[spoiler: '''Ryu:''' Honda]]'s men are no longer Street Fighters, they see this as a MortalKombat and they have the VideoGame/KillerInstinct. If you do not help your friends, this may be their FinalFight...ClayFighter.
* SirSwearsALot: Guile, ridiculously so.
* StillGotIt: After years of inactivity, Dhalsim, who though he lost his powers, was shown by Zangief that he could still use his [[RubberMan stretch powers]].
* TakeThat:
-->'''Infomercial Narrator:''' ''Available wherever [[LostTechnology video tapes]] are sold. So.... Sam Goody?''\\
'''Bison:''' ''We're (the Street Fighters) as defunct as the USSR.''\\
[[spoiler:'''E. Honda:''']] Kill any fat [[spoiler: Asian]] man you want. [[spoiler:I just can't have them looking for E. Honda]].\\
[[spoiler:'''Vega:''']] How fat are we talking? Music/QueenLatifah fat or Creator/JohnTravolta fat? [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Kirstie]] [[{{Cheers}} Alley]] fat? [[{{Hairspray}} Old Ricki]] [[TalkShow Lake]] fat? New Ricki Lake fat?
* ThirdPersonPerson: Sagat.
* TrainingMontage: In episode 5.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Hot Girlfriend]]: Blanka and Chun-Li.
* VerbalTic: The F word for Guile.
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler:Corbett]] is out of the picture after the revelation of [[spoiler:him being responsible for Ryu's imprisonment and E.Honda posing as Ryu.]]
* YouKilledMyFather: Bison.
--> '''Dhalsim:''' I don't know Bison, [Chun-Li]'s not going to be happy to see you.\\
'''Bison:''' Oh, c'mon guys, I killed your ''* points to Dhalsim* '' father and yours ''* points to Vega* ''. And most of Zangief's extended family, it was a different time.\\
'''Zangief:''' They said that fire was an accident.