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Full name Crimson Viper. A spy from the CIA acting as a mole in Seth's organization. She was sent to gather data on S.I.N. (Shadaloo Intimidation Network) and its BLECE Project, and to stop them. Her real name is Maya and she has a daughter named Lauren.
Action Mom: She's stated to have a daughter in the game, and in the tie-in film, the little girl is shown in several scenes. And in the ending animation sequence of her Arcade Mode in Super Street Fighter IV, she meets up with Lauren, giving her a hug and telling her that she loves her.
Bare Your Midriff: Her default and first alternate costumes, the alternate more so than the default.
Bifauxnen: Subverted—When first introduced, her back braid was not seen a lot, and if it wasn't for her breasts, she might've passed as a guy, what with wearing a tuxedo. Now that it's known that she has that braid...
Capcom vs. Whatever: She joined the cast of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, being the first of the new Street Fighter characters to be in a Vs. game. This meant she achieved in three years what several Capcom characters have failed to do in many: appear in a Vs. game.
The Dragon: She's played as one for Seth in Street Fighter IV and in the tie-in film, but she's apparently a reverse mole instead.
Foreign Fanservice: American, and her 98cm bust is the biggest among any female in the series. Ironically, Chun-Li is still bigger in-game.
Fragile Speedster: C. Viper is not only quick, but her combos deliver a ton of damage. But what makes her a Fragile Speedster instead of a Lightning Bruiser is that her health is below average like most female characters. And her stun rating is poor as well.
It also shows in some of her win quotes against certain opponents in SSFIV; while most of her comments are rather caustic, some of them have express a genuine interest in and sympathy for her opponents' personal situations.
(to Guile) "Whose dog tags are those? Ah, I see. You're fighting for a lost friend..."
(to Ibuki) "I used to skip school all the time, too. Those were the days..."
(to Hugo) "I'll let you go. Just promise to take good care of your mother."
A ridiculously tall and large young Frenchman who uses mixed martial arts. He is an amnesiac who was taken in by a mercenary who rescued him from one of Shadaloo's bases. After the mercenary died, he decided to hunt down surviving members of Shadaloo, believing them to be the connection to his lost memories. He enters the Street Fighter IV tournament to find out Shadaloo's connection to the S.I.N. corporation.
Apologetic Attacker: More than one of his quotes have him either apologizing to his opponents or showing some worry for their well-being.
Cloning Blues: It is hinted in Seth's story mode and Abel's ending that Abel may be a clone of Seth, or perhaps Seth's original.
Confusion Fu: One of his unlockable titles is "Mixup Master."
Gratuitous French: He now actually uses a little French in his Street Fighter X Tekken appearance - "En garde, s'il vous plaît." ("Get ready please" more or less) and "Aidez-moi!" (Help!) when he tags out.
Lightning Bruiser: Unlike other grappler characters, he's surprisingly not slow. Though, since it's Street Fighter, it's not that much of a surprise.
Loony Fan: In IV, his rival battle is against Fei Long. He's a huge fan of Fei Long's movies; when Fei Long meets him in Fei's rival battle, Abel expresses his admiration of the guy by picking a fight with him. You'll laugh when a sound byte of Abel saying, "I've seen all of your movies~!" plays after, say, Abel using his HCB + P command throw on Fei Long.
Nice Guy: Similar like Ryu, most of his arcade win quotes show his sympathy for his opponents.
Quest for Identity: "Someone out there must know something about me. I've got to find them!"
Uh-Oh Eyes: His eyes briefly turn black during his Soulless Ultra, hinting at his connection to Seth.
Unnecessary Combat Roll: Abel incorporates the Marseilles Roll, a rolling maneuver, in his fighting style. Although, this move is actually effective when it comes to closing the distance on projectile-spamming foes, or dodging attacks, so it's actually a necessary combat roll.
Chef of Iron: Type 1. He enters the tournament to find new recipe ideas.
Confusion Fu: El Fuerte has a normal move called Habanero Dash, where he runs towards you. Doesn't sound that bad, no? Well, this move has six different followup moves: evasive actions, high attacks, low attacks, air attacks, and throws. Given that they all start with that running animation, you might be realizing the big picture about now.
Cordon Bleugh Chef: The opinions on his cooking are mixed throughout the series, but his ending is another story: He mixes Chanko stew and Borscht, Honda and Zangief's favorite national foods, trying to quell the argument between them as to whose dish is better. One bite and they're both blue in the face.
Fighting Clown: He's a lethal chef with no concept of good cooking (and that is sadly what drives his motivation to fight). He's got ludicrous premises, hammy voice actors, comical-looking attacks with silly food-themed names — it's difficult to take him seriously. But he also has a level of mobility second only to Vega, an unpredictable array of attacks, rapid aerial defense, and high comboability. In the right hands, he's got quite a lot going for him.
Gratuitous Spanish: In T. Hawk's rival match with him, El Fuerte drops an audible "amigo" in his opening line. El Fuerte's English VA, J.B. Blanc, adds a few more Spanish words to his dialogue. He even refers to Zangief (during their rival fight) by using the Spanish translation of Zangief's own Red Baron moniker: "Tornado Rojo."
A morbidly obese man who wants to fight Ken to prove that he is the number one fighter in the USA. He's a very talkative person and usually doesn't stop to talk. He has a beautiful girlfriend called Candy, who was once rescued by Rufus when they first met. Aside from his pride in his fighting abilities, he's also proud of his motorbike.
Acrofatic: It says something that Rufus has one of the highest jump arcs in the game. In addition, he is capable of cartwheels, pirouettes and Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs.
The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: Though some of his winquotes are actually true. The most obvious one might be the winquote against E. Honda, when Rufus notes that fighting outsiders outside of the ring is illegal for Sumo fighters.
Girlish Pigtails: In his alternate costume, whereas his normal outfit displays a single one.
Gonk: He's intended to be ugly and disgusting to create a shock factor for the players, which should make him memorable.
Hard Work Hardly Works: Subverted. At first glance, it looks like Rufus came up with his elaborate fighting techniques simply by watching kung-fu movies and eating like a pig. However, it's revealed that in order to refine his Kung Food, Rufus took on correspondence courses and later went to China to study under various masters.
I Know Mortal Kombat: The crux of his fighting style, as it is wholly based on things that he gleaned from watching martial arts flicks in his youth. Gets some credit because he traveled the world in order to sort out the reality from the fiction.
Rescue Romance: How Candy became his girl, as implied in his exchange with Rose:
"I'll never forget when I first met my girl. It was a rainy day in October and I was on my way home from a fight. Suddenly, this chick came outta an' was all like 'Help!' I guess she pulled a dine an' dash, so I beat up the waiter that was chasin' after her!"
Averted in SSFIV. He actually does stay on topic better, even if he goes off from time to time.
Shown Their Work: An in-universe example. Rufus watches a lot of movies, and when he wanted to become a fighter, he traveled around the world to confirm which techniques in movies can or cannot be performed, in the process becoming a formidable fighter that is very, very easy to underestimate.
Unknown Rival: Inverse example. He counts himself as Ken's rival, but doesn't know who Ken actually is, and mistakes every blond character for him. Then played straight, as Ken has no knowledge of his existence prior to their match.
He mistakes Cammy for Ken, because of her hair color. Even besides the no pants, different appearance, and being female thing, you'd think he'd keep both hair color and length in mind.
He mistakes Makoto for Ken, because she uses a gi and goes barefoot. Try and top that.
This even goes beyond universe - in one of the trailers for Street Fighter X Tekken, he mistakes Bob for Ken, because he is blonde and wears red. It gets even more amusing when he goes flying past Ken himself later on in the trailer.
It only gets worse there. He also mistakes Steve, Paul, JACK-X, Lili, Nina and King for Ken. That's right. He mistakes a guy whose entire head is covered in a jaguar mask for Ken. We can't tell if this is more absurd than the two preceding examples (a French girl and an Irish woman) or not.
Then, in Ultra, he goes on to mistake Decapre and Poison for Ken. Nothing more needs to be said.
Unreliable Voice Over: He narrates his long road to becoming such a formidable fighter in the UDON comics... except when he talks about his tireless effort we see him watching TV late at night and eating like a pig. Though it's subverted when we're shown him jogging with two motorcycles strapped to his back.
Gouken is the master of Ryu and Ken and Akuma's older brother; he trained with Akuma under Goutetsu until Akuma killed their master in a Duel to the Death. Gouken refined the special techniques from the assassination art taught to him by Master Goutetsu into a non-lethal martial art, then passed on his knowledge to Ryu and Ken. He was believed to be dead, but he managed to survive his battle with Akuma by using the Power of Nothingness — which empties the mind and soul of all thought and sin — to render the Shun Goku Satsu useless. As a side effect, however, he was rendered unconscious for several years. Gouken now hopes to reunite with his pupils and test their strength.
Badass Grandpa: Never mind that he's the sagacious old man who taught Ryu and Ken how to fight, he canonically defeated Akuma prior to the first game (although Akuma would seemingly pay him back in a second duel, one which ended with the infamous Shun Goku Satsu). And when he comes back to settle the score, he manages to momentarily one-up his brother again by shrugging off the SGS.
Big Good: The closest thing the series has to one. Being extremely wise, powerful, and benevolent certainly helps. And unlike most of the other protagonists who could fill the role, he is actively aiming to snuff out evil.
Bonus Boss: You mustn't lose any round before defeating Seth, you need to Perfects, ten first attacks and five Super or Ultra finishers, but do not finish Seth of with a Super/Ultra.
Cain and Abel: The Abel to Akuma's Cain. And Akuma nearly killed him.
Canon Immigrant: First appeared in a Street Fighter II manga before appearing in Akuma's ending the first Alpha and as a hidden challenger in IV. Before that, Ryu and Ken's master was just a nameless unseen character.
Cool Old Guy: An old man who not only trained Ryu and Ken, but also survived the Shun Goku Satsu is really a cool guy.
Counter Attack: His Kongoshin ("Diamond Body") will stop any non-armor breaking attack (in the right direction), then he simply stomps and sends his opponent flying across the screen. "It's no use!" indeed.
Crippling Overspecialization: Unlike most other practitioners of Ansatsuken, Gouken only has the Shoryuken available to him as Super and Ultra combos. Assassin's Fist may give a story explanation for this oddity; while training Ken and Ryu, Gouken demonstrates each of the three principle techniques of his own variety of Ansatsuken, with a fairly average Hadouken and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku. However, when he demonstrates the Shoryuken, he performs it with such skill that Ryu and Ken are left in awe. Presumably Gouken spent so much time trying to remove the Satsui no Hado from the Shoryuken that he managed to devise two incredibly powerful forms: the Forbidden and Shin Shoryuken, his Super and Ultra combos. Gouken probably decided to use these "purer" forms of the Shoryuken, while abandoning their more violent and basic variations.
Dead All Along: In the Japanese dialogue in SSFIV, it's heavily implied that Gouken did die shortly after Akuma attacked him, and that his appearance in the game is actually his spirit. Traces of this were removed from the translations however.
Flash Step: Gouken's answer to his brother's Ashura Senku was to weaponize it in the form of the Senkugoshoha (Flashing Air Piercing Wave). When executed, Gouken rushes forward, ignoring attacks, and strikes his opponent with the flat of his palm so hard they go flying, depending on the variation used sometimes high enough to land another Senkugoshoha afterwards.
Hurricane Kick: A particularly awesome rising variation called the Tatsumaki Gorasen.
Physical God: Downplayed compared to Oni, but Gouken, after having just recently awakened from an almost ten year coma comes to blows with Akuma, and not only nullifies the Shun Goku Satsu but, judging by the fact that Ryu is still alive, defeats Akuma as well. He is also one of the few characters who, in story, has a solid fighting chance against Oni.
Shoryuken: Although he only uses it as a Super/Ultra.
Shotoclone: Surprisingly subverted. Despite Gouken is Gouki/Akuma's brother and is Ryu and Ken's master, Gouken's fighting style is very different from all shoto characters. He doesn't have a Shoryuken as a basic special move, his Hurricane Kick works different than the typical Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku, and the angles of the Hadouken, which he can fire with one hand, depends on the punch button that is pushed.
Seth is the CEO of S.I.N, the (former) weapons division of Shadaloo. Seth modified his own body to include a S.I.N invention known as the Tanden Engine; the device is used to help Seth assimilate the abilities of anyone he fights. Seth also created the BLECE Project, which relies on ki to create super-soldiers (in this case, the Ki Seth uses is the Satsui no Hadou); he sees Ryu as the "ultimate test subject" and desires his untapped Satsui no Hadou to complete the BLECE project. Seth has another goal in mind, as well: surpassing his creator, M. Bison, before destroying him once and for all.
All Your Powers Combined: His moveset consists of Guile's Sonic Boom, Chun Li's Hyakuretsukyaku, Dhalsim's Yoga Teleport and the long-armed Hard Punch, the Shoryuken, Zangief's Spinning Piledriver and a Command Dive Kick.
You Are Number Six: He's number 15 in his line of clones. The Seth clone that he fights at the end of Arcade Mode is number 21.
Defeat Means Playable: In the original SFIV, Seth can be selected after he has been defeated at least once by every character. He's playable from the start since SSFIV.
Difficult but Awesome: Thanks to his All Your Powers Combined gimmick, a Seth player has the right tool for every conceivable job, and his specials are flashy enough that you get to look good whilst doing it. The downside is that your health is very low, meaning that any mistakes will cost you greatly, and your similarly low damage output means that you can't just hope for a quick end to the match before you have a chance to make those mistakes. A poor Seth player is dead in seconds, whilst a good one surgically dismantles their foes without giving them the slightest chance to hurt him.
Ditto Fighter: Seth possess Ryu and Ken's Shoryuken, Guile's Sonic Boom, Chun-Li's Hyakuretsukyaku, Yosokyaku and Wall Jump, Zangief's Spinning Piledriver, Dhalsim's long-arm-hard-punch and Yoga Teleport, Akuma's Tenmakujinkyaku, and Abel's Focus Attack. However, most of the moves are his own variations and the input command of some of them are different. Also, Seth has own moves as well.
Evil Is Hammy: His speech about humanity in his opening prologue in Super Street Fighter IV is a big indicator. The hamminess is virtually overflowing.
Evil Laugh: Does this when teleporting. Or when he grabs his opponent. Or when he uses his Ultra Combos. Or when somebody enters his stage. Or when he gets up after losing the first round.
For Science!: His motivation. As well as potentially ruling the world, naturally.
Full-Frontal Assault: In his default and second alternate costume. Subverted in his first alternate costume, where Seth dons pants. Though outside of combat, he does wears clothes.
Gambit Pileup: Believes himself to be pulling the strings behind Shadaloo, when it could also work the other way around. Then, there's also the fact that unbeknown to him Juri is using his tournament as a cover for her own takeover of S.I.N.
Then there's the fact that Bison knew exactly what he was trying to do, and was using Seth to further his own as-of-now unknown goals.
Genre Savvy: He gets pretty meta about media and its influence on people in Fei Long's SFIV ending. Fei Long isn't exactly convinced, though.
A God Am I: "Before long, a new age will dawn upon the earth and I shall rule over all!"
Jack-of-All-Trades: Thanks to his moveset, he is a versatile fighter who can fight in different ranges. His arm-stretching attack and his Sonic Boom are good in longand middle ranged combat, his Spinning Piledriver works effectively in zero range, his Shoryuken is a classic anti-air move, and his Yoga Teleport and Tanden Engine can close the distance to the opponent if needed.
Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: An accidentical one, but "Seth" is also the name of Adam and Eve's third son. Due to his connection to Abel, Seth was originally intended to be named "Cain", but he got the name of Seth Killian instead.
Shoryuken: From Ryu or Ken or both. Also, he can use it three times in a row.
Shotoclone: A minor example, but Seth does have a projectile attack (Sonic Boom) and a literal Shoryuken. The Hyakuretsukyaku compensites the lack of a Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku. However, he's not easy to play.
Teleport Spam: He knows Dhalsim's Yoga Teleport. The SNK Boss version really loves doing this. This can be quite annoying, when he fires a Sonic Boom at you and then teleports right behind you, so you cannot block it.
Voiced by:Eri Kitamura (Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, Project X Zone; Japanese), Jessica Straus (Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken; English)
Her full name is Juri Han, and her codename is "Spider"; she is a Taekwondo prodigy from South Korea who serves as an agent of S.I.N. She is testing out one of S.I.N's most advanced pieces of technology: a cybernetic eye implant known as the Feng Shui Engine. The implant, which a smaller version of Seth's Tanden Engine, takes ki energy from the surrounding nature and feeds it to the Engine's user to heighten their abilities and make them more powerful. Juri pledges loyalty to Seth in exchange for the "new toy", then enters the new Street Fighter tournament to test her new abilities... and further her own dark agendas. Juri is a dangerous, hedonistic sociopath who likes to taunt her opponents — and she doesn't care about anything but satisfying her dangerous whims.
Affirmative Action Girl: Part of the reason she was created was to fill two voids: a proper female villain and a Korean character. In her villainous role's case, while Cammy was a vilalin during the Street Fighter Alpha days, it was because she was brainwashed into being Bison's assassins Killer Bee, while Juri is straight-up FUCKING. EVIL. In her ethnicity's case, she is Capcom's first Korean character ever.
Arch-Enemy: To Cammy. Not so much to Chun-Li as she sees her as another distraction at best.
Ax-Crazy: Oh yes. Being a Depraved Bisexual with unabashed sadism, Juri is basically an untamed animal when left to her own devices.
Badass: Yes, the girl needs to be locked in a rubber room and pumped with enough drugs to tranquilize a tiger, but given that she managed to defeat Chun-Li, Guile, and Cammy in straight-up fights during her OVA, she's undeniably a badass.
Empowered Badass Normal: Her powers come from the Feng Shui Engine in her eye, but even without it, her Taekwondo skills make her a deadly force to be reckoned with.
Bare Your Midriff: Her default costume, her first alternate costume, and Ultra Street Fighter IV's Summer Costume.
Cat Girl: The buns in her hair and the sash on her waist gives her the appearance of one. Not to mention her amazing flexibility.
Characterization Marches On: Compare her win quotes in Street Fighter X Tekken to some of her equivalents in SSFIV and she seems to have got more into her role as the series first villainess. A good example is against Blanka:
"I like to think I fight like a beast as well, but you're too wild for my taste." (Super Street Fighter IV)
"Your voice is like nails on a chalkboard, but not nearly as pleasant. I’ll tear out your throat and silence you forever!" (Street Fighter X Tekken)
Character Tics: Her tendency to lick her lips and her weird facial expressions.
Dark and Troubled Past: Juri's father was a fearsome prosecutor who relentlessly pursued people connected to Shadaloo to bring them to justice. He became Shadaloo's target and one day Juri's family car was sabotaged. Her father and mother died and she was severely injured, losing her left eye.
Dragon Lady: A Korean villainess with Asian looking attire.
Energy Ball: Like many characters in the series, Juri is able to throw projectiles. Unlike any characters in the series, she throws them with her feet.
Establishing Character Moment: After recieving the Feng Shui Engine in her OVA, the first words she says tell you all you need to know about her.
Juri: "So... let's go kill something."
Even Evil Has Standards: In her OVA, Juri seems to hesitate when her only remaining possible victim (before Chun-Li rushes onto the scene) is a young child crying over his dead mother whose casualty was an unintended outcome of Juri's Feng Shui Engine test run. This likely stems back to Juri's own tragic backstory. Furthermore, it's stated on multiple occasions that even she has nothing but hatred for Shadaloo.
Flash Step: Her Kasatushi. Juri makes a teasing gesture and if her opponent hits her, she dashes to a different location depending on which punch button is pressed. However, this will not work with throws or attacks that break armor.
For the Evulz: She joined S.I.N. for fun and it's pretty much her raison d'tere for everything she does.
Freudian Excuse: Downplayed. Her parents were killed by Shadaloo. Juri, however, doesn't seem to particularly care too much.
Person of Mass Destruction: Want proof? Look at her OVA. She manages to completely destroy an amusement park and kill everyone in there save for one person using the Feng Shui Engine. Keep in mind that she was using a prototype at the time.
Worthy Opponent: Has shades of this with Ryu, Ken, Akuma and Oni as their the only fighters in the game that she does not have resounding contempt for.
Hakan — Turkey
"Looks like it's time to oil up!"
Voiced by: Shintarou Oohata (Super Street Fighter IV; Japanese), Lance Holt (Super Street Fighter IV; English)
The other new character introduced in Super Street Fighter IV line-up. He is stated to be the Turkish CEO of a cooking oil company, and a practitioner of the national sport of Yagli Gures otherwise known as oil-wrestling. His in-game self reflects this with lots of oiled-up grappling and even a move that has him apply more oil to his body, powering up his moves for a short time and making him faster.
There's an explanation for that: Hakan stays oiled up all the time. Turkey is a sunny place. What does Oil + Sunhine create? At first, a tan. But Hakan did go beyond that. Ken even notes that he "looks a little crisp." The hair is probably blue because he uses oil for that, too and they didn't want to give him black hair.
In reference to his hair—the appearance of Hakan's hair is a pun, as he is Turkish and the Japanese word for Turkey is "Toruko", his hair resembles stone and the Japanese word for stone is "Ishi", and his hair color is turquoise and the Japanese word for turquoise is "Toruko Ishi". This holds true for European languages as well: the English word turquoise comes from the Old French turqueise which literally means "Turkish [stone]".
Animal Motifs: Both his beltbuckle and the barrel that he uses to "oil up" seems to share the same leonine theme.
Anime Hair: His hair is curled into very short ringlets that look like giant barnacles. In one of his taunts, he expresses concern that his opponent will mess it up. His daughters◊ appear to have inherited this style, or at least style it like their father.
Chivalrous Pervert: Seems so. While he loves and cares for his wife and daughters, he's rather pleasant to the major part of the Action Girls in the cast (barring Viper and Juri), if his post-battle lines are signs.
Cultured Badass: In his own Turkish cultured way, he's pretty refined as well.
Doting Parent: Implied in his first line in his character trailer.
Confirmed in his ending, when the seven little girls come greet him and Hakan is quite happy to see them.
Dumb Muscle: Has shades of this, as shown in his opening or in Seth's rival scene.
Everybody Knew Already: Despite Capcom's best efforts to keep him under wraps before his planned debut, he was mentioned as far back as September '09 when details of the game first emerged.
Remember the New Guy: Hakan and E. Honda are old friends, to the point where the former casually calls the later "Edmond". SSFIV marks Hakan's debut in the Street Fighter continuity. Also both of their fighting styles are similar.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A rather odd case. Most characters in Street Fighter who are clearly human in appearance run the entire gamut of naturally occurring hair colors. Hakan's is turquoise colored, probably as a result of oils. But when you look at his seven kids, it could be hereditary.
Debuting in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Oni — ???
"I shall grind beneath my heel... all that exists."
Voiced by: Taketora (Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition; Japanese), Dave Mallow (Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition; English)
His full title is Kuruoshiki Oni ("Mad Demon"). This is the form Akuma takes when he reaches the absolute peak of his training; all of Akuma's remaining humanity is consumed in full by the Satsui no Hadou and he becomes a demon, although Oni views himself as transcending gods. Now that he has reached the peak of the Satsui no Hadou, he decides to destroy the world... possibly out of boredom.
Rose's winquote against Oni actually raises the rather frightening probability that Oni will come to exist eventually...when Akuma has mastered his most dangerous techniques.
"Why...I never expected you to appear now.."
Beating A Dead Player: The only character in IV to directly interact with the opponent during their win screen pose, Oni grabs his defeated challenger by the head/neck and slams them face-first into the screen, presumably killing them. That last part happens just off-screen, of course.
Blood Knight: Both more and less so than Akuma. On the one hand, Oni actually admits to enjoying battles with a much wider variety of fighters than Akuma. On the other hand, he isn't particular about fighting actual fighters and will murder anybody he comes across if the whim strikes him.
Bonus Boss: Oni appears as a secret boss by completing Arcade Mode under certain conditions, namely not losing a round, getting two Perfects, five Super or Ultra combo finishes, ten first attacks, and defeating Seth with a Super or Ultra combo.
True Final Boss: Oni falls into this, considering he's stronger than Akuma, Gouken, and Evil Ryu combined.
Evil Ryu and Oni appear to be rivals of sorts. So it's likely give and take with their power levels. Both are off the charts and by far the most powerful "evil" characters in the cast.
SNK Boss: Oni's A.I. is also harder than the aforementioned characters. He has more vitality and stun than the playable version and his moves are altered (for example, all of his chargeable moves are fully charged when he uses them).
Although the bonus boss doesn't get nearly as many complaints as Seth does. Evil Ryu is actually easier to abuse due to his ability to cancel his teleport into anything at any time. Capcom has long made the boss characters different than playable characters (Shin Akuma, Shin Bison, etc). Evil Ryu and Oni are seen to be rivals of sorts and are somewhat comparable in power, Super Saiyan Aura and all.
Flash Step: An offensive variant; his Rakan Dantojin (Arhat Severing Tower Blade, or Demon Slash) involves Oni suddenly rushing forward and passing through attacks while delivering a strike to his opponents midsection that sends them flying.
Although it could be not entirely a lie. Oni seems to be incapable of fully controlling his power like Akuma. We have also seen that he required a lot of effort to do a task (blow up a volcano) that Akuma would do in a bigger scale without much effort
The Rival: His rivalry with Ryu carries over from whatever little part of Akuma is left in him. Oni even seems pleased that Ryu's finally given into the Satsui no Hadou if you face him with Evil Ryu. Oni is also intrigued by the power/potential of certain characters and seeks to test them in a Worthy Opponent-like manner; most notably, Oni remarks that if Cody were to stop voluntarily holding himself back by wearing those handcuffs, he'd prove to be quite the challenge.
Say My Name: His Ultra activation quote in his Rival Battle against Gouken has Oni furiously belting out the name of his nemesis at the top of his lungs. Nothing more would probably suffice.
Sliding Scale of Villain Threat: Oni is a much larger threat then Akuma ever could, or might desire to be. Whereas Akuma only ever sought strong, individual opponents, Oni seeks murder and destruction on a planetary scale, and, judging from how powerful he is, it's very feasible that he could accomplish just that.
Super Mode: During several of his Supers, Oni turns jet black with glowing eyes and hair and Volcanic Veins on his fists and arms.
One of Bison's Dolls. While Juri ended up severely crippling the majority of the Dolls, Bison managed to keep at least one of them still active. Decapre's motives are unclear. She works under Bison's direct orders like the rest of the Dolls, and it is hinted that she is searching for Cammy as one of her targets. She also has memories of the scary childhood of growing up as a lab experiment.
Amazonian Beauty: In the same vein as most of the females in the cast. Her Summer Vacation DLC outfit (care of Udon) however emphasizes just how ripped she is even compared to the rest of the cast (even Cammy).
Berserk Button: Cammy. To the point where she will attack her on sight regardless of her prior orders or mission objectives. As shown in her ending, when Cammy arrives after she's defeated Seth, she goes from calculated assassin to shrieking madwoman as she attempts to kill her.
I'll end you! I'll destroy every part of you!KILL YOU!!
Canon Immigrant: While she did show up in Alpha that was a palette swap to give some level of difference between the dolls. UDON was the one that gave her more of a backstory which Capcom ran with, so technically her character is more from the comics.
Cool Mask: Has had two different types of metallic mask amongst her appearances, one which covers her face entirely and one which exposes her mouth and nose.
Cloning Blues: She's a clone of Cammy, but unlike Cammy, is still under Bison's manipulation. If Capcom takes anything from her character in the Udon comics (as they have done for other characters), then she's actually a failed prototype of Cammy.
Clothes Make the Maniac: The black mask on her face is certainly sinister looking, but it's unknown if it serves any combat purposes. In the Udon comics, the left side of her face is horribly burned and scarred.
The pre-production art that Capcom released shows that she's scarred here as well, though not as severely as in the comics, which use the Alpha 3 design, wherein Decapre's mask was full-face, so the artists drew the scars going all the way down to her mouth's height; her Ultra mask leaves her mouth exposed while hiding any nasty bits, so her face is only slightly burnt up until the cheek (still on the left side, though).
Death Equals Redemption: In her ending, Decapre's body begins to deteriorate. Bison says she only has moments left, but could save her if Cammy worked out an agreement. Even though Decapre swore to kill Cammy until the very end, when she sees Cammy standing over her, ready to defend her from Bison, she tries to comfort Cammy by saying the same words that Cammy said to comfort her when they were children, just before blacking out. She seems to have found some sort of peace in her final moments.
A Death in the Limelight: It is strongly implied that she dies in her ending, as she has already begun to deteriorate. Bison says there is a way to save her, and knowing how often he's cheated death, it wouldn't be out of the question for her to be alive in later games.
Moveset Clone: Averted, she only retains a couple of special attacks from Cammy, both of which she uses very differently. Her Cannon Drill is not only now a charge move, but it can ony be done in the air (while Cammy can only do hers on the ground). Meanwhile, her Cannon Strike is now a follow up to her new Scramble teleport move (whereas Cammy could do it anytime on jump in).
Robo Speak: Due to her being a brainwashed slave of Bison's, much of her dialogue and win quotes are comprised of short, to-the-point words or phrases. More prominent in the Japanese dialogue where she speaks in the quintessential dull monotone.
Poison is an ex-member of the Mad Gear gang, and currently acts as the manager of Hugo Andore. Despite her managerial duties, she herself is a quite a capable fighter. She and Hugo enter the tournament in 3rd Strike to promote their wrestling stable, the Huge Wrestling Army (or H.W.A.).
'80s Hair: Bright pink, feathered tresses complete with wide, angular bangs. Justified, in that she made her Final Fight debut in 1989.
All Love Is Unrequited: If one of her old Final Fight endings is still canon, she is madly in love with Cody, who has absolutely no positive or negative opinion of her anymore. note Ironically, her committing several acts of assault are what allowed Edi to frame Cody and land him in jail.
Ascended Extra: She has appeared as a background character in the Alpha games, as well as in Hugo's winposes and endings, but (ignoring Final Fight Revenge) it wasn't until Street Fighter X Tekken that she finally became a playable character. And now, Poison finally makes her true debut into the main Street Fighter series proper, as a brand-new character introduced in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Not bad for someone, who originally was a minor villain.
Heel-Face Turn: No longer affiliated with the Mad Gear gang. Moreover, she's 100% done with being a criminal, and has absolutely no intention of going back, as some of her win quotes attest to.
to Abel: "I can sympathize, but the future is what's important. Not the past." note (Hidden Depths, perhaps?)
Hidden Depths: Seems to have accompanied her growing an actual personality when she migrated to the Street Fighter series. Aside from having an unrequited crush on Cody, She has become a successful professional wrestler, and if her ending is anything to go by, has impressive latent musical talents and enough charisma to lead a very popular band.
She's a Man in Japan: Poison is either a "newhalf" hermaphrodite or a post-op transexual, and Word of God is that there's no official stance as to which is true. The controversy and confusion adds to her popularity which, as of late, is Capcom's intention.
Somewhat related, it should be noted that she has 1000 points of health in Ultra, which is generally the well-rounded health amount in Street Fighter. Among some people, this is informally known as "man health" as most females in Capcom fighters have less than that.
Small Role, Big Impact: Actually in the Final Fight series, but since she and Cody are in the SF games as well, this trope does count for Cody's backstory. The corrupt cop Edi. E framed Poison's crimes (street fighting) on Cody that brought him to prison.
Stripperific: She sports a miniscule pair of denim daisy-dukes, and a tiny T-shirt that barely covers her boobs.
Unexpected Character: Averted in this case, as it was widely speculated that it would be incredibly easy to port her and the other X Tekken newcomers into Street Fighter IV. This is supported by there being quite a lot of desire by the fanbase to have her as a playable character in the first place.
Whip It Good: Her signature riding crop returns in all its glory.
Wrestler in All of Us: Her back throw is a frankensteiner, and after Love Me Tender can perform a Poison Rama on the foe to boot.