More Characters will get added to Ultra Street Fighter 4.
The Ryu from the Street Fighter cartoon is not Ryu but a Cosplayer named Raiyu.
Joe from Street Fighter I is Lucky Colt/Gunloc from Muscle Bomber/Saturday Night Slam Masters.
Ryu will be a secret boss during the 4th World Warrior Tournament.The 3rd World Warrior Tournament was during SFIII, and SFIV didn't even have a World Warrior Tournament. Unlike SFII, SFIII, and SFIV, there will be no sort of hidden conspiracy like Shadaloo or Illuminati. It'll be just like that time Sagat held the very first one, just to prove that he's the best. Ken will be the final boss, and if conditions are right, then you can fight Ryu. No brainwashed or even possibly evil Ryu or Ken. Just them in their purest form, at the peak of their power.
M.Bison/Vega/Whatever is a closet transsexualChew on this: Rose, M.Bison's Enemy Without Superpowered Good Side, is very female. Cammy, M.Bison's genetically-altered clone whom he plans to put his mind into — and whom, as a genetically-altered clone, he could have made look however he wished — is also very female. Clearly, there's more to this guy than he's letting on.
Ran Hibiki of Rival Schools is Dan's sisterIt is established that, in Dan's backstory, he has a mother and a sister. It is also established that Ran Hibiki's brother runs a dojo. Ran's home is adjacent to what seems to be the Saikyo-Ryu dojo that Sakura and Hinata frequent. Sakura's home is just behind the Saikyo-Ryu dojo. Pretty obvious by this point, really.
Akuma/Gouki is Ryu's father.Considering that other than Goutetsu, they are the only known practicioners of their fighting style to have used or been overcome by the Satsui no Hadou. Maybe it'll come up if SF ever advances its plot.
Akuma/Gouki fought off Oni during the events of Street Fighter II.In Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Akuma had two endings, one if he fought M.Bison/Dictator and one if he fought himself. In the Japanese version, both endings had lines and in Akuma's ending against himself, it is said that the one who lost was Akuma's shadow. In the later revision Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival, both endings were merged into one with the copy saying that "Anyone possessed by their own shadow must die." Oni is Akuma possessed, which makes Oni Akuma's shadow.
Q is the Question.Why not?
The universe revolves around Charlie.It's WMG, no reason necessary.
Abel is Charlie.Found in the ruins if the Shadaloo base? And his pre-fight dialogue with Guile makes it obvious.
The next game will feature a Face Heel Turned Ryu as its final boss.Bison's ultimate goal seems to be to awaken Ryu's evil potential. Akuma, too, for that matter... They're the most common "main villains" in the Street Fighter universe, and so it's only a matter of time before they accomplish their goal... only to have it destroyed by Dan Hibiki at the last minute.
M. Bison's true power comes from his massive chin.Hilariously, Sakura was right.
The M in the one called M. Bison in the American version stands for one of the following names.
Hugo is trying to get Alex to go into Professional Wrestling with him and Poison.We already know that Hugo and Poison are going "pro" (Poison managing Hugo), and it's hardly a stretch to think that one of them reasoned that a ready-made tagteam/rivalry would greatly enhance their chances of success - their little WrestleMania III Shout-Out stare-down intro would then be practice for the kayfabe feud they'd probably end up in at one point or another. Alternatively, if one of them (I think Alex was the canon champion) made a crapload of money in the tournament, perhaps they could start their own promotion!
Seth is a clone/experiment based off of Dhalsim.Let's see, Seth has the Bald of Evil. Dhalsim has Bald of Awesome. Seth uses Dhalsim's stretching as normal attacks, and they are both capable of teleportation. Seth is a foot taller, but this can be explained by him being artificially enhanced. Dhalsim is very muscular, but his abdomen is very thin. Seth is very muscular, and has a yin-yang orb on his abdomen, covering it. Neither of them have pupils.
Dan Hibiki ends up as a final boss at one pointBeware the Nice Ones, because despite what you think, Real Men Wear Pink, and if you think for a second that a fight with Dan will be a Curb Stompbattle in your favour, Dan will become a Lethal Joke Character.
Capcom is actively trying to destroy evidence of Street Fighter 3's existenceSF4 lacks parrying. One thing. But it also lacks any SF3 characters. You dig?
Cammy is a butch lesbian.Though to some this would be a case of her living in the Transparent Closet (just look at her!). As of now, it is unsure whether she'd go for Chun-Li or Sakura.
Sakura has the more potential then Ryu, Ken, or anyone else really (slight exagaration on my part).This is not just because of this Troper's favor of Sakura. No one seems to notice this girl managed to teach herself how to use moves that Ryu, Ken, and even Akuma seem to have taken years to learn! She had no assistance in this matter! She's a sixteen year old school girl!!! Well it's true her personality seems to aim towards being silly and lighthearted her goals and story are not all that silly (she really wants to improve herself). In fact being silly and light hearted may be to her advantage (no Evil Power Dark Side). If Sakura got some real training and such she would most likely be better then both Ryu and Ken. This troper never sees anyone point this fact out!
Dan tried to enter the first Street Fighter tournament and lost to Retsu.That concept art of Retsu beating up Dan had to have been drawn for a reason. Plus, how could Dan pass up the opportunity to publicly humiliate Sagat?
If Capcom gives Poison and Roxy (or at least Poison) a comeback they will try to play up their sexuality.Yes we all know the story about their ambiguous gender (which is pretty much All There in the Manual) but I can picture Capcom trying to play up their potential Ms. Fanservice roles Up to Eleven. However if this occurred back in the 90's they will most likely be flat out heterosexual. Though nowadays one can't be too sure if they would be purely Hetero or try to go for a bit more Fetish Fuel namely adding in more Les Yay or perhaps a bit of both.
Hugo is a clone or lost sibling of PoisonJust look at the result of Demitri's Midnight Bliss on him. Then watch carefully when Demitri drains Hugo's lifeforce. Coincidence that Poison wants to manage him? note
Juri kills every character that doesn't make an appearance or cameo in the Street Fighter 3 gamesIt seems only Chun-Li survives her fight with Juri. Ryu, Ken, and Akuma may or may not fight her at all.
Ingrid is the wife of HakanJust look at this picture◊ Specifically the background.
Q is Balrog (Boxer) in disguise.He's a towering, hulking menace with absurdly powerful punches, but really clumsy-looking kicks. We also can't see any part of him and he is never heard speaking in-game; Capcom is clearly trying to hide something from us. note
Remy's father and the merc that saved Abel is one and the same and knew Charlie.Lets look at this step by step, getting past Abel's true beginning ( as a body for Bison and Seth genetically engineered precursor), he was found by a Commander of a bunch of mercs. He doesn't remember much except that the merc who saved him died and that he's seen the Sonic Boom before. Due to his true origin, Abel may or may not really be French (like how Cammy, a Bison clone, wasn't really British), but adopted the nationality because a French man (I'm thinking the Commander) helped him recover. Then there's Remy, a French emo who when not listening to Blink-182, is ripping off moves from Guile and Charlie, particually Charlie's one-handed Sonic Boom, and he's better at it (i.e. he has more than two special moves). His father disappeared long ago leaving him and his cryogenically frozen (for some reason) sister, something, he never forgave him for. So here's the breakdown one "Frenchman" with amnesia remebers the Sonic Boom, a move only two people at the time (Charlie, Guile) can do. He also knows that the Commander had died sometime before SFIV. Then there's another Frenchman who several years later, uses moves similar to moves those to guys above used and his father disapeared. My theory is that (like the title says) the merc commander is Remy's father who learned how to use Charlie and Guile's moves from...Charlie himself. After Alpha 3, they never found Charlie's body. Maybe the mercs rescued him as well, maybe he stumbled upon them. In any case, that would explain Abel's knowledge of the Sonic Boom, Remy's subsequent use of moves similar to Charlie's fighting style (the father taught his son what Charlie taught him) and Remy's father's disappearance (because he was killed in action).
Sean was a student of Dan'sMaybe it's played for laughs, but have you ever wondered why, Sean constantly rags on Dan in Street Fighter III? I figure (and this will be his way into Street Fighter IV) that he studied Saikyo with Dan in order to be a tough fighter. He enters the SFIV tournament and gets his butt handed to him (the first of many). Infuriated, he quits and has hated Dan ever since. During the same tournament, he probably meets, or even faces Ken and that's how their relationship starts. Sean would still have his specials moves and the Gadouken, but they're all less powerful if this happens. His super would be a Gadou - Burst, in place of the Hadou - Burst.
Adon will become the future Akuma/Gouki equivalent.Ok follow me on this. Ever since the first World Warriors tournament concluded Adon had lost respect for his former master Sagat after his loss at the hands of Ryu. During the Alpha series he challenged and defeated Sagat for the title of King of Muay Thai (though just barely), afterward leaving to find and attempt to defeat Akuma. Now, Sagat in gameplay is no push over and often considered top tier by even admission of the designers, so in canon they can be considered more or less equal. Sagat (as of SFIV) has become more noble and seeking to fight to improve himself, due to the influence of Ryu. To me this is becoming an updated rivalry of the whole Gouken/Akuma deal with Gouken=Sagat and Akuma=Adon. Noble Gouken/Sagat fighting to improve themselves and perfect the craft, and the Blood Knight Akuma/Adon seeking out the strongest warriors to destroy them and/or attain power at any cost. This seems to be backed up by a clip of Adon or Sagat's Rival video, wherein Sagat tells Adon that "The power you seek is twisted." Maybe he is searching for something... forbidden.
It will eventually be revealed that Cammy had a hand in killing Juri's parents.There's a palpable sense of antagonism between Juri and Cammy in the latter's rival cutscene where Juri points out that although Cammy has changed, that doesn't mean that she is necessarily absolved from all the wrongdoing she commited while under Bison's leadership. Now, it's important to remember that as a member of Delta Red, Cammy's past has been effectively covered up, therefore, few people should know of her time as Killer Bee. You may chalk it up to Juri being a part of S.I.N, and her trying to play mindgames with the British operative, but there was something highly personal in the way she confronted Cammy. It would be an interesting, if somewhat tragic twist if it's revealed that Cammy was present when the Han family was kidnapped by Shadaloo. Juri, being the Tae Kwon Do champion at the time probably tried to fight back her captors when they attempted to execute her parents. As we all know, martial artists in the Street Fighter universe can be pretty capable against even trained soldiers and so she managed to fend the Mooks off with her skills. This was unfortunately what Bison wanted and the reason he had Cammy come along for the assassination, as he wished to test Cammy's fighting ability, the template of the other Dolls, against a formidable opponent in a life or death struggle. Juri's missing eye? Cannon Spike to the socket. Impressed with the young Korean's prowess, Bison decided to have Cammy let her live, though did not bestow such kidness on Juri's parents, ordering Cammy to shoot them, right in front of the beaten but still conscious teenager. The incident broke Juri's mind, turning her into the sadistic brawler that she is in SSFIV. Things escalated from there, whereas Cammy would eventually be redeemed by Rose, Juri's violent and bloodthirsty reputation would catch the attention of S.I.N. Thus she could serve as a dark parallel to both Chun-Li and Cammy in terms of backstory and life choices.
In Super Street Fighter IV Turbo (or whatever they decide to call it this time around), Skullomania (of Street Fighter EX fame) will make the cut.Love It or Hate It, there's one thing that everyone loves about the EX titles: Skullomania. Perhaps the campiest Homage to Toku and Super Sentai heroes everywhere, Skullo became a hit with virtually EVERYONE. Who could hate him? It would seem that of the entire cast of new characters, Skullo's status as a walking Crowning Moment of Funny cemented him as a character that needed to stay. How popular is he? So popular that he actually made the list of characters people wanted to see in Super Street Fighter IV. Capcom themselves know the appeal Skullo can garner; hell, we got Dudley, Ibuki, Makoto, Guy, and Cody in SSFIV. If Capcom could pull Localization To The Rescue and get Tatsunoko vs. Capcom out of Japan, they surely can swallow their pride and pay Arika for the rights to Skullo. Even better, they'll have Kyle Hebert pull double duty as both Ryu and Skullo, with Skullo having The Great Saiyaman's voice. Hilarity WILL ensue.
Juri Han is intended to be Chun-Li's Evil CounterpartThink about it. Juri is a Kick Chick whose father died as a result of opposing Shadoloo. The parallels to Chunners are obvious.
Rainbow Mika and Chun Li are one and the sameRainbow Mika apeared once, during the Alpha 3 game, and after that shows up no more. Every Chun Li appearance after that, chronologically AND literally, has Chun Li wear white wrestling boots very similar to those R. Mika. Well, except in Street Fighter 2, which was made before Alpha 3. The real Chun Li must have died at some point between Alpha 3 and 2, with Rainbow Mika substituting her. What's worse, Mika always wore a mask, hiding how she really looks from anyone who could find out the truth.
Street Fighter is based on Nordic MythologySpecifically, the notion of Norse warrior's heaven, Valhalla. The fighters have died in some different incidents and they are now fighting their way into heaven. It may explain why no one really bothers to use guns or swords, just fighting moves. Characters like M. Bison, Vega and Balrog may be in fighter hell as they never have been arrested for world domination schemes. The fighters who don't return are in heaven and the ones who return may be in a purgatory like state or are the equivalent of valkyries, fighting the equivalent of demons in a fight between good and evil. Guys like Seth and Akuma could be like Nordic Gods of good and evil.
T. Hawk is from HohoqOne, he's named Thunder Hawk. Hohoq is populated with thunderbirds, which can be corrupted once on the ground. Two, he's still around Mexico even when Bison's been driven into hiding and he can conceivably return to his home land.
Dictator's odd stance seen in all forms of 2, 4, Chaos, etc.It comes from his lust for women.
Aside from Maki Final Fight 2 and 3 are pretty much Canon Discontinuity as far as the Street Fighter series is concerned.When Capcom wanted to fully add in Street Fighter characters they pretty much only focused on the first Final Fight and ignored the games SNES-only sequels. After all in Guy's ending for Street Fighter Alpha 2 Zeku is Guy's master even though according to Final Fight 2 Guy's Master is an elderly man by the name of Genryusai. Why does Guy have Ship Tease moments with Rose in Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter IV even though he is supposedly Happily Married to Rena? Simple - Rena no longer exists and Capcom assumed that nobody cared about Final Fight 2 so Guy gets to have an occasional tender moment or few with Rose. Now you might be wondering what about Maki from Final Fight 2? How come she got excluded from the Limbo that Capcom has placed everyone else from the later 2 Final Fight games? Simple - at first she was going to share the others' fate but she got a lucky break when Capcom decided to make her into an Unexpected Character addition to Capcom Vs. SNK 2. And since Capcom has already bothered to ever use her again they figured why not throw the fans a bone by actually acknowledging her existence in the Street Fighter series. Granted her role in the story is pretty much trying to find Guy and defeat him in battle but at least she gets to be the (so far) sole Final Fight character that wasn't in the original game to appear in the Street Fighter series.
The Knife in Fei-Long's ending was from Guy or Rolento.In Fei-Long's ending in SFIV, someone throws a knife at Seth's back. Most people assumed this was Ibuki, but in her story of SSFIV, she has little to no involvement with S.I.N., since she just wants to find a boyfriend. It makes much more sense to me that it would have been Guy (he has ninja blades), who is actively opposing S.I.N., or Rolento who may view Shadowloo as a threat to the utopia he is trying to create. Then again it could have been someone else, I just don't think it's Ibuki.
Poison's "uniqueness" makes her desirable to both men and women...and she, in turn, will do Anything That Moves........yeah. Let's just leave it at that.
Haggar will appear in a future installmentNow that he's been in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, there is no excuse not to have him in Street Fighter proper. Okay, part of me just really wants to see him and Zangief finally square off, but still.
Go Hibiki, Dan's father, took out Sagat's eye with a GoryukenDan heavily implies that his father also practiced the same half-baked, unfinished style of Ansatsuken that Dan learned, and Sagat has a weakness for uppercuts, so this is the only logical answer.
Dan Hibiki was expelled not because he wanted revenge, but because he's secretly Gouken's grandsonMy guess is that Gouken was in this romantic relationship with Dan's grandma, and had intense goodbye sex with her before he left with his brother to train under Goutetsu. She, obviously, got pregnant with Go. When Go became older and learned who his father was, he found him and Gouken agreed to train him. One day, Go told Gouken that he was his son. Gouken knew this to be true, but showed no sign of it to Go, and angrily threw him out for daring to suggest that he violated the vow of chastity that Goutetsu made Gouken and Akuma accept before he would train them. Go then refined what little he had learned, and created the Saikyo arts, traveling the world as a street fighter (where he one day encountered Sagat and became rivals with him). Years later, Go had a son named Dan (and also possibly a daughter named Ran). When Dan was around 10, Go took out Sagat's eye with a Goryuken, and Sagat killed him for it. Dan was instructed upon his death to find master Gouken, and to train under him. He was also instructed to never tell him his last name. Years later, Dan told Gouken that he wanted to get revenge on Sagat for killing his father, Go. Gouken remembered the name and discovered that Dan Hibiki is his grandson. Gouken expelled him, telling him that it was because of his want for revenge, although he could've easily just trained him to think otherwise. Dan then refined his limited skills, combining them with what her remembered seeing of his father's saikyo , and moved to Hong Kong to open a dojo. Stars and Stripes tattoos.
Oni is the Satsui no Hado incarnate, using Akuma as a vessel.Akuma is the pinnacle of human potential and more thanks to the Satsui no Hado. His beads, however, act as a Power Limiter to keep it in check. Now, If you look at Oni's artwork, you can see glowing orange balls around him. What if those balls were Akuma's prayer beads and they broke off somehow? It would release his sealed power, and he would go mad with power and become a true demon.
Captain Commando will one day actually become relevant to the plot of Street Fighter.Capcom has proven with Guy and Cody that they're willing to do crossovers at the drop of a hat, and C. Viper's technology is far too similar to that of the Captain than can be considered a coincidence. skilled at jumping around despite being preposterously obese? Check. Loud-mouthed and proud? Check. Self-appointed rival to a major protagonist, who happens to have an affinity for fire-based attacks? Check.
The Street Fighter contestants keep their defeated opponents' eyebrows as trophies.Ryu, Ken, Fei Long, and E. Honda have had some impressive winning streaks lately, whereas Guile, Blanka, Sagat, and a few others haven't been so lucky. The only problem with this WMG is that Dan owns perhaps the biggest set of eyebrows in the series; a possible explanation is that he wears prosthetic eyebrows in order to improve his image.
All the Martial Arts in Street Fighter Use KiAll the martial artists in Street Fighter use ridiculously powerful physics defying moves, even practitioners of the "normal" ones like boxing or wrestling. This is because there are no normal martial arts, each and every single one makes use of Ki in some way. Furthermore the different cultures of the world have their own unique methods of Ki manipulation that show up in their martial arts. There's evidence all over the place, for instance...
There are still two DLC characters left for Street Fighter IVThe original annoucement for Arcade edition said 6 newbies, but this went down to four later on. Prbably Elena because she still has a model lying around, and Shin Akuma because he's already in as a boss.
Q is CharlieI think this one speaks for itself.
Escher's first name is LawrenceHence Guile's "Well, if it isn't Lawrence of Arabia?" joke in episode 13 of the Street Fighter cartoon.
The true nature of the Shun Goku SatsuI thought of this when reading about how people survive falls from great heights by being utterly drunk, and thus relaxed. It made me think of how people survive the SGS by "emptying their souls". I'm guessing the SGS either throws the victim down a great height, or somehow turns their power/muscles against them. Imagine all your muscles contracting against each other, or a great impact brought on by mystical velocity. Either way, your only hope would be to make your body limp and blank, which these master warriors would call "emptying your soul". every single character from the very first Street Fighter up to the up-and-coming Ultra Street Fighter IV (although likely not including the live-action movie-specific characters or the EX universe characters) will be available in the next game. And with that, there will be a number of factors that will come into play as a consequence: (1) It will be set after the Street Fighter 3 series (which chronologically comes after the IV series), and will either take the form of a tournament hosted by Shadaloo, S.I.N. or the Illuminati, or some other person or organization altogether, or it will be a general free-for-all with the participants acting for their own agenda and possibly with the game's Big Bad pulling the strings. (2) The Big Bad will be (a) Bison/Vega/Dictator, who's coming out of the shadows after having not been seen during the SF3 timeline, (b) Gill, who's still seeking out more of the strongest warriors for his "utopia," or (c) a different person altogether. (3) Cammy and Chun Li will finally get to know the truth about C. Viper's true role with S.I.N.; meanwhile, Charlie will be revealed to be Not Quite Dead after all this time, and he and Guile will meet up again. (4) Since Sagat has officially abdicated his role as one of Shadaloo's Four Devas post-SF2, Juri will have taken over his spot (especially if you consider that S.I.N. was the weapons division of Shadaloo, and her takeover of it following her betrayal of Seth and subsequent fight with Dictator in her SSFIV ending will turn out to have ended with her losing and him making her his newest henchwoman). (5) There will naturally be NUMEROUS rival fights in the new game, including but not limited to: Ryu/Ken, Cammy/Juri, Chun Li/Juri, Chun Li/Cammy, Guile/Charlie, Dee Jay/Sagat, Ryu/Sagat, Gouken/Akuma, Guile/Rolento, Gen/Lee, and Dictator/Gill. (6) We will finally get to learn what the SF1-exclusive characters have been doing since their previous appearance.
M. Bison is the Man Behind the Man for Gill's organizationThis may sound like a wild and random idea, but there are a few things that could support it. For one thing, we don't know what year Bison was born, though we do know Gill's group was formed during the BC years and Shadaloo only became publicly known in the 1980s according to this source (but has been around for longer than that, possibly since 1963 according to the same source). For another, we've never seen who the leaders of Gill's organization are (though we do know the organization has a council of elders, and the group's Chairman is purportedly shown in Urien's SF3: Second Impact ending), but it can be safely figured that Gill didn't elect himself as President and later as Emperor of the group; his appointments to those positions, and Urien's appointment as President in Gill's place, had to have been sanctioned by someone from higher up. In addition, in Third Strike Urien makes remarks about Shadaloo being destroyed, but never says that Bison himself is dead or that anybody in particular had killed him, and we never do hear about Bison being openly active during the SF3 storyline (this after the retcon that Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu attack on Bison during the SF2 storyline didn't kill him after all). Lastly, both Shadaloo and Gill's organization are stated on the Street Fighter Wiki page to utilize kidnapping, brainwashing, and DNA manipulation to further their ends, and both groups want strong martial artists to further their goals.
M. Bison is Ryu's fatherCanonically, we don't know who Ryu's biological parents are; we only know that his Missing Mom left him on Gouken's doorstep and disappeared shortly afterward. We also know that (at least according to an early draft of a separate piece of SF media) at some point Bison may or may not have come to see Gouken. Additionally, Bison's Psycho Power being essentially similar in terms of negative energy to the Satsui no Hado, thereby allowing him to brainwash Ryu during the Alpha storyline, is somewhat hard to miss, and Bison saw Ryu as a potential new host body. Maybe Bison (consensually or, more likely, not) impregnated Ryu's mother, she came to see him as the monster he was (or would be), and gave up Ryu to Gouken as a measure of keeping him out of Bison's reach. It would also lend a hand in explaining why Ryu's so much more susceptible to the temptation of Satsui no Hado than anyone else in the storyline, and why he has to fight against it more than anyone else prior to Gouken's purging him of Satsui no Hado in Gouken's SF4 storyline.
Mike (Street Fighter I) is Balrog/Bison/Boxer (Street Fighter II), and that's his real name.
Charlie Nash will be voiced in English by Sonny Strait upon his return.Roy Mustang: military man whose English VA is Travis Willingham, motivated to bring down the evil shadow organization and to avenge his dead badass glasses-wearing best friend. Who happens to be voiced in all English dubbed media by Sonny Strait. Guile: military man whose English VA is Travis Willingham, motivated to bring down the evil shadow organization and to avenge his dead badass glasses-wearing best friend. Who has yet to appear in an English dubbed game, but when he does…
Dudley is meaner in SFIII because:He was fighting to get his father's car back. In SFIV, he's only fighting to keep his mind off of the missing car, thus he doesn't have much to fight for aside from enjoyment and a new batch of flowers. Since he's got something that he wants back in SFIII, he temporarily ditches most of his manners because he's out on business.
Dudley had a Heroic BSOD in between SFIV and SFIII.Something, whether it was a debilitating loss in a fight, kidnapping by Shadaloo or some other craziness, seriously scarred him, maybe not physically but at least mentally. afterwards, he started to grow more and more bitter about it/towards humanity until he comes he jerky self in SFIII.
Street Fighter V will see the return of Retsu, Geki, Joe, Lee, and maybe Mike.
The secret 5th character in the new update for Street Fighter IV is AsuraWith the reveal that the stages and characters are apparently ported from Street Fighter X Tekken, and the reveal that the 5th character is someone who has "never been in a Street Fighter game before", Asura seems incredibly likely to be the new character since Capcom seems to be using recycled assets.
The 5th character for Ultra is a brand-new character.The character has "never been in a Street Fighter game before" simply because they never existed until now.
The 5th character for Ultra will be Leon.All we know about the fifth character is that they have never been in a Street Fighter game before and have never been in a fighting game at all before. Plus, Leon was originally planned to be in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, but didn't make the cut, so this would be his first fighting game debut. As a bonus, his rival battle would be against Rolento, as a reference to Krauser's similarities to him.
The 5th character will be named or designed as a likeness to Justin Wong or Daigo Umehara.As a shoutout to the two competitive players.
The 5th character for Ultra will be a woman.Why not? It's not like there aren't enough females in the series anyway.
The 5th character for Ultra will be somehow connected to Gill's organization in SF3.That would help provide a bigger bridge between the SF3 and SF4 games than Elena and Hugo alone would be able to provide. It would also probably provide an explanation as to how Shadaloo eventually got shut down, according to Chun Li's Third Strike ending; maybe the new character will have had a hand in that somehow.
The 5th character for Ultra will be more evil than Bison.Because that would be a massive twist.
The 5th character for Ultra will be Carlos.It'll be a case of The Bus Came Back since Final Fight 2.
The 5th character for Ultra will be Sagat's replacement in Shadaloo's 4 Devas.This person will have been a Shadaloo operative, working behind the scenes and out of the line of sight of the other main characters, and will have been working as Bison's/Dictator's new Dragon since Sagat's Heel-Face Turn. (This is, of course, assuming Juri herself doesn't get the seat as The Dragon, if one considers the outcome of her confrontation with Bison/Dictator in the last game.)
Rolento will have a rival battle with Guile in Ultra.Because why not? Plus it would be a nice little nod to their link through Doctrine Dark in EX, even if that series is not canon to mainstream Street Fighter continuity.
The 5th character for Ultra will hail from Germany.We haven't had any characters in the series thus far who are explicitly stated to be from Germany (unless you count the Andore family's background and Rolento's German-American heritage, which even then wouldn't really count since in SF continuity they're counted as American).
Rolento's still going to be looking for soldiers for his personal army in the upcoming Ultra SF4.This will be reflected in his various character-specific win-quotes (when the game finally gets released), though not all will fixate on his intended utopia quite so much. Some possible examples are listed below.
Q from Third Strike is nothing but a time lord.OF COURSE!!
Ultra Street Fighter IV will attempt to change Poison a bit to resolve issues regarding her Ambiguous Gender.Due to recent news about a LGBT group accusing Street Fighter X Tekken to be rather transphobic due to some of the winquotes namely having Characters being confused about Poison's gender. In which this even has Yoshinori Ono reconsidering his stance on Poison's gender by agreeing with Akira how it's up to the player to decide. However if Capcom suddenly deemed Poison to be a flat out normal woman and made the whole Ambiguous Gender issue to be flat out Canon Discontinuity that would make things arguably even worse. But they would try to do other methods such as... A. Have her be a normal woman but be a Lipstick Lesbian or Bisexual B. Have her be referred to as a normal woman but not comment on this issue at all and hope people will just ignore it. Either way Capcom is going to change a thing or two regarding Poison in the near future.
Ryu's "Evil Ryu" side will cause friction between him and those like Sagat.While Sagat believes that it was all Shadaloo's fault on how Ryu became Evil Ryu in the Alpha series. While Bison's torture did get Ryu's Dark Hadou powers to come out but he had the power of Dark Hadou beforehand (during when Ryu defeated Sagat at the end of the original Street Fighter was the real first time Ryu's Dark Hadou power came out). Sagat will be angry with Ryu that he had the power of Dark Hadou all along especially during their first fight and feel betrayed about it. Now granted this won't necessarily mean that Capcom will retcon Sagat's Face-Heel Turn and have him go back to Shadaloo (besides there is no guarantee that Bison would take him back anyways). But to play up the Graying Morality at least one of Ryu's friends will defend Ryu and call Sagat out on his villainous past ways. Of course Sagat is quite possibly not the only one who would get angry with Ryu about this.
Capcom in the future will have a mild Fandom Nod towards the famous Ryu X Chun-Li pairing in the future.While it would most likely be done through winquotes or maybe a character ending or two but they will give the idea a mild amount of Ship Tease. While its doubtful they will give them a Relationship Upgrade but they most likely won't give them a Ship Sinking either. A future Street Fighter game and/or Crossover fighting will make mild comical references to them (most likely from either Sakura or Ken) as Ryu and Chun-Li will most likely deem themselves to be a case of Just Friends though.
Oni is the one who gave Ryu that hole in his chest and symbol on his back, propagating the latter's transition into Evil Ryu in SSF 4 AE.Either Oni's Meido Gohado and Tenchi Sokaigen could have done that to him. The former activates a special finisher if used at point blank straight ahead, in which a second one is fired, goes into the opponent through the chest, and explodes into that same symbol from their back. The latter is an energy spike that is angled at the opponent's chest, sending them skyward and him following up with a vicious Shoryuken to the back, and the same symbol shows up again on impact.
Akuma may target anyone who is even connected to the Ansatsuken and Satsui no Hado.Think about it: he's killed Goutetsu in the past, attacked Gouken once in Ryu's early years and again in his adult years, and has hounded Ryu to get him to draw out the Satsui no Hado inside of him and basically make him a second Akuma. While he may not like or even be aware of the other practitioners or imitators of the style (Ken, Sakura, Dan, Seth, Sean, Mel), if he even gets wind of some of their darker sides (Brainwashed/Violent Ken, Sunburnt/Dark Sakura, Dark/Evil Dan) or that they have Satsui no Hado potential, he will hound them mercilessly. He's been doing it to Ryu ever since the fateful encounter in SFA 2 and he practically worships Ansatsuken and the Satsui no Hado. He'd try to bring that inherent aspect of that fighting style out of them in order to turn them into his definition of worthy opponents. Sakura and Dan's darker sides have shown to be capable of performing even the dreaded Shun Goku Satsu in some incarnations (although Dan didn't get to connect it thankfully when he tried it on Sakura), and as Dan pointed out Sakura has some terrifying potential. By SF 3 Ryu's officially axed the murderous intent, so Akuma has more targets to pursue.
The other fighters' win quotes against Decapre will Lampshade the HELL out of how she's an Evil Knockoff of Cammy...Except for Vega, who'll accuse her of ripping off his Cool Mask and bladed weapon gimmick