Trivia: Street Fighter

The series in general

Street Fighter / Fighting Street

  • Urban Legend of Zelda:
    • Some fans believe Mike is really Balrog, or M. Bison as he is called in Japan, since the "M." in M. Bison stands for Mike.
    • Rumor has it that Joe was going to appear in Street Fighter Alpha 3 but was replaced by Cody at the last minute. There's also the rumor that The Ghost, a kickboxer in Final Fight: Streetwise, is supposed to be him.

Street Fighter: The Movie

  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Raul Julia's reason for making this film was because his kids thought it would be cool, so he did it for them.
    • Money, Dear Boy: Raul Julia also wanted the money for the role so he'd be able to make sure his two sons were taken care of.
    • So My Kids Can Watch: He knew that he was about to make his last film, because he was dying of cancer, so he let his kids choose his last role.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Pretty much the whole damn cast:
  • Recursive Adaptation: Had not one, but two video games based on it, both titled Street Fighter: The Movie, one for the arcades and the other for home consoles. Despite having the same title, they're not ports of each other.
  • Romance on the Set: Jean-Claude Van Damme claims that he and Kylie Minogue had an affair while the former was married.
  • Star-Derailing Role: Street Fighter became a minor case of this for Jean-Claude Van Damme; he was relegated to the B-list of martial arts superstars for 15 years until his self-titled movie, but kept a large following.
  • Throw It In: Raul Julia ad-libbed Bison's "I guess you didn't SEE that, did you?!" line.
  • Troubled Production: This was Stephen de Souza's first time directing a film. Executive Meddling from Capcom, Raul Julia's health and Van Damme's inflated ego put the movie over budget and behind schedule. Polygon went into more detail.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Early drafts of the script focused on Ryu and Ken as the main characters. However, when Van Damme signed on to appear in the film, he insisted on being Guile and making him the central character. So the script was rewritten.
    • The production team had originally made Guile and most of the "good" characters UN peacekeepers. But due to visits from representatives of the UN, they changed it to AN or Allied Nations.
    • In the year 2003, the movie was slated to finally have a sequel. Van Damme and Damien Chapa were to return as Guile and Ken, respectively, Holly Valance was to take over for Kylie Minogue as Cammy, Byron Mann was in talks to return as Ryu and Dolph Lundgren was supposed to appear in an untold role. However, once the rights to the franchise left Universal and went to Fox, the sequel was scrapped and turned into a reboot called Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, which was far less received than this cult classic. In the sequel, it would have been revealed that Blanka and Dhalsim survived and the chemicals that made Dhalsim bald also gave him his stretching powers.
    • The producers originally wanted Fabio to play Vega.

Street Fighter: The Animated Series

  • Actor Allusion: Akuma, voiced by David Kaye, drops a dramatic "Yeeesss..."
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Initially released on DVD by ADV Films on two DVD sets, "Code of Honor" and "Soul Powers". Both releases went out of print when ADV Films went under, though fortunately, the show has since been rescued by Discotek Media for a future DVD rerelease. Before that, those who purchased Street Fighter 25th Anniversary - Collector's Set were treated to a Blu-Ray disc that contained the entire series.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Ken, Blanka, and Rolento are all voiced by Scott McNeil, while Balrog, E. Honda, Dee Jay, T. Hawk, and Fei Long are all voiced by Paul Dobson.
    • It is very common to notice when a random mook or innocent bystander is voiced by one of the main characters' voice actors. Humorously enough, this actually gets subverted in one episode, where Burke (voiced by Gary Chalk) is spoken to by a random person that was also voiced by Chalk, but Rory (voiced by Scott McNeil) is the one that replies to the man, even interrupting Burke before he even uttered a single word to the other person.

The UDON comics