YMMV: Final Fight

  • Ambiguously Evil: By the time of the Street Fighter Alpha series, almost anyone who once worked for Mad Gear (with the possible exception of Rolento) seem to have a questionable moral status.
  • Awesome Music: The soundtrack of Final Fight CD, composed by T's Music. The Industrial Area's BGM, for example.
  • Contemptible Cover: The original SNES port features a cover that is naught but a blank background and an extreme close-up shot of Haggar and a burly Leatherman thug, possibly meant to be Abigail, eyeballing each other. It sends a somewhat different message of what the game is about than Capcom USA probably intended.
  • Die for Our Ship: Due to Guy being shipped with both Rose and Ibuki as of Super Street Fighter IV, Rena, a very minor character, is now a major victim of this.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The only reason Poison is trans in the first place is so it's ok to beat her up because she's "not a real woman". That's the ACTUAL official explanation.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Most of the mooks in the series have their fans thanks to their memorable character designs.
  • Epileptic Trees: Thanks to an official artwork of Lucia doing aerobics with Chun-Li, the fact that both are detectives, and the resemblance of her moves to Chun-Li's signature Hyakuretsu Kyaku, it's been implied that Lucia may have trained under Chun-Li or is even friends with her.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Streetwise, an attempt to capitalize on the Grand Theft Auto craze, was poorly received by fans and critics, and the series was discontinued itself.
  • First Installment Wins: The SNES sequels are barely ever remembered while the original is seen as a classic and pioneer of the classic beat-'em-up genre.
  • Funny Moments: The end of the car-smashing minigame, where the owner of the car comes back to what's left and falls to his knees proclaiming "Oh my God!"
    • Also funny in the US version, with the line changed to "Oh, my car!"
  • Gamebreaker: Final Fight One has Street Fighter Alpha versions of Guy and Cody to unlock. While not that much different, their stats are tweaked compared to the originals. Alpha Guy still has the same speed and attack power, but takes far less damage from most attacks. Alpha Cody on the other hand while he has the same speed, he takes a bit less damage than normal and dishes out far more damage. Either one will make the game pretty trivial.
  • Good Bad Bugs: You can force Edi.E to go it alone by not scrolling to the end of the stage. Makes the fight with him almost too easy.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mike Haggar... a former pro wrestler? Elected mayor? What's next, Governor?
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Although Guy is canonically married to Rena, he was paired with Maki (Rena's younger sister and Guy's rival for the Bushin-ryu succession) Rose, and Ibuki, among others.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Father Bella.
  • Memetic Badass: MIKE HAGGAR, THE MANLIEST FUCKING MAYOR OF ALL TIME. He will personally punch each and every criminal in the face. Marvel vs Capcom 3 takes this to new levels: The manliest PRESIDENT.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • Sequelitis: Streetwise. Final Fight 2 gets this as well for some fans. See below.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Final Fight 2 can get this due being a Mission Pack Sequel, instead of a new game. Plus, there was not much change in the game-play compared to its competition Streets of Rage 2; which had numerous improvements and changes than its predecessor.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Final Fight 3 (Tough) compared to 2
  • That One Boss: Abigail.
  • Tier-Induced Scrappy: Lucia's moves are difficult to connect and is overall weaker than her fellow Fragile Speedster Guy. However, she's quite the stylish fighter and she's definitely fun to use with enough practice.
  • The Woobie: Vanessa, after her brother is killed and her bar goes up in flames.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Much of the confusion of Poison's gender comes from Poison and Roxy's exclusion in the overseas SNES version of Final Fight. Final Fight Revenge, an American-designed 3D fighting game, adds further confusion as Poison was depicted as born female. The Japanese localization reverted back to her birth sex. Roxy's gender is classified "female" in the character bios of Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1, but this is nothing but a retcon by Capcom USA.
    • Adding more fuel to the fire, not even Capcom Japan seems to remain consistent on what they are- the fact both are depicted as having very large breasts, general female shapes and Poison being voice acted by a woman in modern games aren't really helping matters, either.
    • Also counting for this trope for those who agree she's transgender is the ambiguity over whether or not Poison is pre-operation or post-operation in terms of sex reassignment surgery.