See also:
* [[AwesomeMusic/StreetFighter Awesome Music - Street Fighter]]
* [[Memes/StreetFighter Memetic Mutation - Street Fighter]]

Index:
* ''YMMV/StreetFighter''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterI''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterII''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterTheMovie''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIII''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterEX''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIV''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterV''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterAlphaTheAnimation''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterAlphaGenerations''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIIV''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIVTheTiesThatBind''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''
* ''[[YMMV/StreetFighterAssassinsFist Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist]]''
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* BaseBreaker: [[VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution Ingrid]]. Those who like her think she's cute and a decent fighter atop of that. Those who don't disliked her. The fact that she was a crossover character from a universally-hated game, and her DeusExMachina storyline didn't help matters at all. This is even more so when it was confirmed that she was the reason the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' conflict happened in the first place. Given both the [[CriticalDissonance fanbase's reaction]] to that game and the box's nature of giving prizes that are either [[DudeWheresMyReward extremely underwhelming]] or outright screws the winners over, she's really not helping her case any.
* CrazyAwesome: Rolento is ''way'' fixated with military jargon and utopic dreams, but hey, he can dish it out pretty well.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Charlie. The fact that's he's the [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kenny]] of the series only seems to have bolstered his popularity among the fanbase.
** Dan. He quickly became one of the series' signature characters.
** Sakura. You don't get your own manga for nothing.
** Karin. For a girl who has only appeared in ''one'' canonical game and two other games (''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution'' and ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', where she's paired with Sakura no less), she has a surprisingly large fan following. She is also one of the most fan requested characters for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', alongside Rainbow Mika, Elena, and Rolento. This is to the point that in an [[http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/mar/29/results-capcoms-street-fighter-favorite-characters-popularity-poll/ official poll]] by Capcom, she was rated the #1 most popular character in Japan, even more popular than Ryu himself. Her popularity was likely a factor in her return in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''.
** Guy. "[[MemeticMutation Real ninjas wear nikes]]." [[note]]A TakeThat directed at ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Ironically, in ''SSFIV'', Guy received [[HighlyVisibleNinja an outfit just as bright and colorful]] as Naruto's.[[/note]]
** Cody, thanks in part to his appearance and [[DarkerAndEdgier new outlook]] [[SameCharacterButDifferent on life]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIL6K-oL760 His theme]] in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV SSFIV]]'' just happened to be another nudge in the right direction.
** Maki was the darkhorse of ''VideoGame/FinalFight 2'', hence her appearance in the handheld versions of ''Alpha 3'' following [[UnexpectedCharacter a surprise appearance]] in ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]''. And to pose a somewhat irrelevant question: are ''all'' the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninjas]] in this series darkhorses?
** Rolento, who was one of the most commonly-requested characters for ''Super Street Fighter IV'' and even managed to show up in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' years after his last appearance (''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]''), and eventually made it in ''Ultra Street Fighter IV''.
** Ingrid. Despite appearing in few games, [[http://fb.namcobandaigames.com/fbtekken/statistics_user.php?sid=78423 she is one of the most voted characters]] by fans for ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken Tekken X Street Fighter]]''.
** R. Mika has likely reached this status, if not after missing out on ''[=SFxT=]'' (and thus a long-awaited chance to team up with Zangief), then most certainly after [[DudeNotFunny being set up as the butt of a cruel joke]] alongside [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI Retsu]] for Decapre's reveal in ''Ultra Street Fighter IV''. She returned in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', much to the delight of her fans.
* EpilepticTrees: In ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' (a series with loose ties to ''SF''), there is a character who goes by the name of Ran Hibiki. Given that Hinata learned how to fight by watching a video by Ken and Chairperson practices Saikyo, fans have been wondering if Ran is a relative of Dan's (particularly, his sister).
* FanonDiscontinuity: Some fans would rather pretend that Ingrid's appearance in ''Alpha 3 MAX'' didn't happen.
* GameBreaker:
** Guy in the original ''Street Fighter Alpha'' due to his fast and damaging chain combos. He actually cracks a pretty bad joke in ''[=SFA3=]'' about how he has his opponent "on a chain" in reference to this.
** The crouch cancel bug in ''[=SFA3=]'' (basically, being able to cancel longer move recoveries by crouching during a Custom Combo, which made it so that since the character using it never entered a neutral state, their opponent never got an opportunity to flip out of their combo) which made the already powerful V-Ism borderline broken by allowing players to kill their opponents in one long combo.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Alpha 2'' developed a large [[TournamentPlay competitive following]] in the United States, especially on the West Coast. This is in contrast to its native Japan where it wasn't received as well, especially compared to its sequel, ''Alpha 3''. It came to the point where it was generally accepted that the U.S. would hands down beat Japan if they ever competed in the game, a reverse of what usually happens.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The Biblical reference to Sodom's name, which was intended as a reference to the heavy metal band Sodom.
** Early in 2013, some ROM makers managed to make [[http://shoryuken.com/2013/03/04/error00001-adds-rolento-to-street-fighter-iv/ a ''Street Fighter IV'' hack that let you play as Rolento]] (using his model from ''Street Fighter X Tekken''). In July 2013, Rolento was announced as one of the new characters to be included in ''Ultra Street Fighter IV''.
* IronWoobie: Rose.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Although Guy is canonically married to Rena (at least by ''VideoGame/FinalFight: Streetwise''), he's been paired with Maki (Rena's sister, and thus his sister-in-law), Rose, and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Ibuki]], among others. In particular, Guy/Rose is ''rapidly'' approaching FanPreferredCouple status, thanks in part to their interactions in ''Super Street Fighter IV''.
* MemeticBadass: Dan, Master of the Saikyo style, a.k.a. the Strongest Style. The king of taunting and the man in pink. He goes by many names, but you will call him "sensei" today. YAHOO!
--> "Dan isn't [[CharacterTiers God tier]]. ''[[BlasphemousBoast God is Dan tier]].''"
* {{Mondegreen}}:
--> "SOUL FUCK!" [[note]]Rose's Soul Spark, as per the dub of ''IV''. Can retroactively apply to her voice acting in this series, though this isn't all too common.[[/note]]
* {{Narm}}:
** [[BruceLeeClone Fei Long's]] FunnyBruceLeeNoises being typed out and written in ''[=SFA3=]''[='s=] Story Mode. Having him burst into "WA HOATAAAAAAAAAA!" and other screams is cool when you can hear them, not when you're reading what he says to others.
** The dialogue before Yun's final fight with Bison has a rather unfortunate mistranslation, where Bison refers to Yun's arrival and defeat by his hand as "the perfect ending for a third rate ''actress'' like Fei-Long."
* NightmareFuel: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ZJwo2HuQw M. Bison's ending]] in ''Alpha 2''.
* StoicWoobie: [[TragicHero Cody]]. [[DullSurprise He barely bats an eyelash at anything]] since he's been incarcerated, and though he ultimately will continue to fight the good fight against wrongdoers, Cody believes [[FallenHero he's no longer the hero from his Metro City glory days]], to the point he tells Guy in his ''Super Street Fighter IV'' ending that he thinks jail is where he belongs.
* ThatOneAttack:
** Birdie's Murderer Chain. Go... to Heaven!
** [[SNKBoss Final Bison]]'s Final Psycho Crusher from ''Alpha 3''. It does ridiculous amounts of damage regardless of if you block it or not. The only way to avoid it is to use a high-priority move (i.e. {{Shoryuken}}), WallJump, or, if you're Akuma/Evil Ryu, Ashura Senku it out of there. The first two require critical timing and ''a lot'' of luck. On top of that, Bison's boss-exclusive Shadaloo-ism allows him to build meter incredibly fast, meaning he can abuse it multiple times per round [[AIRoulette if he's feeling nasty]]. Making matters worse is the fact that if you lose to Bison, that's it. You don't get a chance to continue and try again; it just goes straight to the [[DownerEnding bad ending]].
* ThatOneBoss:
** Final Bison in ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''. Aside from ThatOneAttack above, early versions of the game didn't let the player continue if they lost to him.
** Shin Akuma. Basically Akuma without his usual drawbacks in these games.
* TooCoolToLive: [[TheObiWan Charlie]], according to WordOfGod, does everything Guile does but better, demonstrated in-game by his being able to throw Sonic Booms one-handed (or even out of his feet). And we can't have one of ''Street Fighter''[='s=] poster boys being overshadowed, can we? Bye bye, Charlie. He eventually [[BackFromTheDead came back]] in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', though.
* UncannyValley: It may be the style, but some of the artwork done for the series can come across as pretty strange. Take a look at Dan and Zangief in the picture on this article's main page for an example of this.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Dan.
* TheWoobie:
** Charlie.
** Rose, who's constantly being owned by Bison in some way, despite her power. [[spoiler:Until ''SSFIV''.]]
** Juni and Juli from ''3''. Specially in Juni's [[TearJerker/StreetFighter heartbreaking ending]]. [[spoiler:Double for [[TheWoobie Juli/Julia]], when you see [[EmptyShell what]] [[EmotionlessGirl happened]] [[TraumaInducedAmnesia to her]] by the time ''SSFIV'' happens.]]
** Though it might not seem so because of his mannerisms and JokeCharacter status, Dan. Even long after, he still sheds tears for his dead father.
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