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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 originally stood for Mike.
    • Rumor also 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:
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Ming-Na Wen as Chun-Li. Doubles as a Hey, It's That Girl! for fans of ER and Stargate Universe.
  • 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 and Kilye Minogue while the former was married...
  • Throw It In: Raul Julia ad-libbed Bison's "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 recently.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Early drafts of the script focused on Ryu and Ken as the main characters. However, when Jean-Claude 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    • The production team had originally made Guile and most of the "good" characters UN peacekeepers.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, 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, 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.
    • They originally wanted Fabio to play Vega, which is understandable considering Vega's narcissism, and would've made a hilarious "Funny Aneurysm" Moment years later when Fabio's face was smashed after colliding with a goose on a roller coaster — no, you did not misread any of that.

Street Fighter: The Animated Series

The UDON comics

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