See also:
* [[AwesomeMusic/StreetFighter Awesome Music - Street Fighter]]
* [[Memes/StreetFighter Memetic Mutation - Street Fighter]]

Index:
Index:
* ''YMMV/StreetFighter''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterI''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterII''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterTheMovie''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterAlpha''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIII''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIV''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterV''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterAlphaTheAnimation''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterAlphaGenerations''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIIV''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterIVTheTiesThatBind''
* ''YMMV/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''
* ''[[YMMV/StreetFighterAssassinsFist Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist]]''
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* BrokenBase:
** The series itself, for making ''Street Fighter'' 3D in the first place. There were resounding cries, particularly in ''EX''[='s=] infancy, that going 3D [[PolygonCeiling would forever sully the franchise's good name]] even though [[TwoAndAHalfD battles remained confined to a 2D plane]].
** Whether or not [[OriginalGeneration the characters]] [[CanonForeigner introduced here]] should become {{Canon Immigrant}}s or not. The issue cooled down over time as the series slowly became VindicatedByHistory (see below), eventually leading to the CFN website for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' revealing [[spoiler:Zangief entrusted one of the chess pieces necessary for stopping Bison's master plan to Darun Mister for safekeeping]], thus suggesting that, though they may never be playable in a mainline title, the ''EX'' characters are indeed canon to the greater ''Street Fighter'' universe.
** Due to Arika and Capcom jointly owning the rights to the ''EX''-exclusive faces but Capcom having no desire to do anything with them, the question has been occasionally raised as to if Arika would be better off forgoing a fourth ''EX'' game in favor of a fighter that includes ''only'' the ''EX'' newcomers (and the cast of ''VideoGame/FightingLayer''). With the announcement of ''Fighting EX Layer'' and [[ContestedSequel the hotly debated quality]] of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', this argument has picked up traction once more.
* CommonKnowledge: Much misinformation has been spread about the series' storyline due to it not being well known overseas. Some of the things that have been considered canon by fans are:
** Blair and Sharon are sisters.[[note]]Blair is the heiress of a wealthy European family, while Sharon was orphaned as a child and never knew her real parents.[[/note]]
** Hokuto and Hayate are lovers.[[note]]Hokuto and Hayate have nil to do with each other, although Hayate does end up being paired with a shrine maiden in his Japanese ''[=EX2=]'' ending.[[/note]]
** Skullomania and Shadowgeist are twin circus performers.[[note]]Skullomania is a Japanese businessman, while Shadowgeist is a vigilante from an unknown dystopian nation.[[/note]]
** Shadowgeist is Skullo's [[CainAndAbel evil supervillain of an older brother]] and the heroic Skullomania must put him down.[[note]]Despite the similarities between their movesets, this isn't the case. Plus, Shadowgeist is an anti-hero at worst.[[/note]]
** Kairi kills Akuma.[[note]]Akuma simply disappears from the series, with no explanation given for his absence.[[/note]]
** Garuda is Goutetsu's third student.[[note]]Originally, Garuda was an evil spirit created from the souls of fallen warriors killed by the Satsui no Hadou. However, he was later retconned into an evil spirit created from humanity's negative emotions. Either way, Garuda lacks any of the signature moves [[{{Shotoclone}} a practitioner of that martial art would be expected to know]].[[/note]]
** Hayate was killed off, which is why he doesn't appear in ''[=EX2=] Plus'' and ''[=EX3=]''.[[note]]No explanation was ever given as to why Hayate was removed from the series.[[/note]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: ''EX'' is [[CultClassic the darkhorse of the entire series]], a status that extends to most of its characters:
** Skullomania. To this day, he ''still'' shows up on a disproportionate amount of character wishlists.
*** Reached its peak at EVO 2017 when Skullomania was finally revealed for Arika's currently unnamed fighting project. It garnered one of the loudest positive reactions from the audience present at the event, close behind the announcement of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle'' and the reveal of [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard]] as ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7''[='s=] second GuestFighter. Considering how ''Tekken'' is the most successful and popular 3D fighter on the market and how large [[Franchise/BlazBlue the individual]] [[VideoGame/Persona4 fan]][[VideoGame/Persona4Arena bases]] [[VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax of]] [[VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth the IPs]] [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} featured in]] ''Cross Tag Battle'' are, it's pretty damn impressive that Skullo can generate that much hype after all these years.
*** Among Skullo fans, there's also [[DistaffCounterpart Skullo Lady]] from ''[=EX3=]''. Mentioned once, and never made a made playable appearance.
** C. Jack. Mainly because he was [[RebusBubble Balrog - negative stereotypes - stupidity + cool]]. In other words, he was the original (albeit less gentlemanly) [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Dudley]]. It's died down with the years, but now that Dudley's in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV SSFIV]]'', fans want to see him and Dudley go at it.
** [[DanceBattler Pullum Purna]], mainly for [[ForeignFanservice her looks]] and [[GenkiGirl personality]].
** [[AnimatedArmor Garuda]] and [[TroubledButCute Kairi]], [[EvilIsCool for appearance and coolness factor]]. [[note]]To an extent in Garuda's case, as he comprises one-half of ''EX''[='s=] BigBadEnsemble alongside Bison.[[/note]]
* {{Fanon}}: Aside from the examples found above, [[EpilepticTrees a common theory]] claims that ''EX'' is meant to be a [[AlternateUniverse retelling]] of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''[=/=]''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. The presence of certain characters on the roster, their appearances, and their motivations ''do'' lend more support to this idea than not, though. For example, Sagat still being in Shadaloo and wanting revenge on Ryu, Blanka trying to find his mom, Akuma seeking out a strong seeker of the KillingIntent, and Bison having access to his Shin form (as well as a majority of the ''Alpha'' voice cast being used for most of the roster).
* GameBreaker: Ace from ''[=EX3=]'' is one in theory. Since his moveset is built by [[AllYourPowersCombined mixing-'n-matching techniques from the rest of the cast]]. [[note]]Including the [[PutOnABus long gone]] Allen, Blair, and Akuma.[[/note]] Simply put, Ace is as good as you want him to be.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Skullomania became this in 2009, where we got [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Kamen Rider Skull]], complete with a scarf and the letter S on his forehead. Personality-wise, though, he's pretty much Skullo's opposite.
** The Cycloids become a bit more amusing when you compare them to Seth (making his debut in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''), who does the exact same [[DittoFighter moveset mimicking]] as them and (due to his [[BarbieDollAnatomy appearance]]) somewhat resembles Cycloid-γ. Heck, he's even been [[FanNickname dubbed]] "Cycloid Seth" on several occasions.
* {{Moe}}: Hokuto became this in ''Fighting EX Layer'', largely thanks to her character art depicting her as more youthful than her appearances in ''EX''.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The ''EX'' series could honestly be referred to as "''Street Fighter IV'', only a decade early" (which makes the whole BrokenBase debate above even more ironic). Many of the gameplay features used in ''IV'' (TwoAndAHalfD, [[DesperationAttack Ultra Combos]], [[UnblockableAttack Focus]] [[InvulnerableAttack Attacks]]) originated here (TwoAndAHalfD, [[LimitBreak Meteor Combos]], [[UnblockableAttack Guard Break]]). Several characters in ''IV'' even had a few of their moves from ''EX'' transplanted to their movesets in ''IV''.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Even with the ''EX'' series being {{vindicated|ByHistory}} in the years following the release of ''SFIV'', you'll find very few supporters of ''[=EX3=]'' compared to the fanbases of the first two games. The third (and currently final) entry is usually praised only for its [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic soundtrack]] (most of which is reused from the arrange versions of ''EX Plus α'' and ''[=EX2=] Plus'') and [[TagTeam tag battle mechanics]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Ace's theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwcsVmT7DUQ "Harem Beat,"]] sounds like something you'd hear in a ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' game. More specifically, it sounds like a rock-heavy version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7v0B-mP81k Gravity Man's theme]] from ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan5 5]]''. Inversely, it also resembles Shang Fenghuang's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HJJ0Y4cUmI theme]] from ''VideoGame/FightingLayer'' (an arcade-only game also developed by Arika in 1998, three years before ''[=EX3=]''), albeit sped up.
* VindicatedByHistory: Much like ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'', nearly every aspect of this trilogy was controversial, from the polygon models to the new characters to Capcom handing off development of the series to a (then) newly-formed third-party company (which, ironically, was founded by ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' director/designer Akira Nishitani). The only thing most could agree on about ''Street Fighter EX'' was that [[AwesomeMusic/StreetFighter the music was exceptionally good]]. Although ''EX'' and ''[=EX2=]'' were modest successes despite this, many were ready to move on when Capcom closed up shop with ''[=EX3=]''. It was only much later, after Capcom's own jump to the third dimension with ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', that people were willing to give ''EX'' another chance. Fighters once decried as ill-fitting were now seen as creative and interesting complements to the ''SFII'' crew, the gameplay mechanics--some of which would go on to influence future Capcom ventures--were similar enough to the already-established ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]'' sub-series to not be [[AudienceAlienatingPremise alienating]] while giving the titles a unique identity overall (what other ''Street Fighter'' game allows for cancellable Super Combos by default?), and the music direction still shined. Though far from perfect, fans view the ''EX'' series more favorably these days than they ever did before.
* WTHCostumingDepartment: Vulcano Rosso's outfit. And somehow, ''he pulls it off''.
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