YMMV: Street Fighter II V

Index:

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: A lot of it.
    • Ryu is much more of a typical shonen hero, in stark contrast to his stoic persona in the games.
    • Chun-Li is more innocent, cheerful and outgoing. This is justified since not only is this alternative version of her much younger (she's 15, while the Chun-Li we know and love is in her early 20s in Street Fighter Alpha series) but, more importantly, she appears before her beloved father is murdered.
    • Fei Long not only has anime hair but is far more hot blooded and emotional than in the games, bordering sometimes on Tsundere. Again, this is justified as he's also aged-down to teenagehood and therefore lacks the experience that he already has in the games.
    • While many of the established Street Fighter II characters in this series still resembled their game counterparts somewhat, Nash (a.k.a. Charlie) looks different enough to be a completely different character, since this series was made before Alpha came out.
    • In this series, Bison and Shadowlaw are given the backstory that they want to conquer the world so they can force humanity to stop abusing the environment and save the planet, almost making them Well Intentioned Extremists. In the games, Bison is pretty much just rapacious and powerhungry, and Shadowlaw/Shadowloo is merely his tool in the domination of the world.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The music for when Ryu masters the Hadouken.
  • Ear Worm: The first and second OP's. Though the first, "Kaze Fuiteru", may double as crowning music of awesome.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This series has its own version of Bison's "YES! YES!" Unfortunately, it's not nearly as hamtastic as its American counterpart.
    • This series has Sagat on surprisingly friendly terms with Ryu considering that, at the time the series was released, as far as fans knew, the game's canon had Sagat very much hating Ryu and wanting revenge on him for scarring him. Then cue Street Fighter IV and how Sagat's plot progresses in both it and its Super revision and now Sagat and Ryu are on far better terms than they used to be, almost like this very series.
  • Ho Yay: There's a lot of beefcake in certain scenes (like the gym at Guile's Air Force base), and Ryu and Ken are very comfortable in each others' company. Especially in a certain pool scene. It has to be seen to be believed.note 
  • Narm: Upon learning about Ken being the son of one of the world's most wealthiest men and Chun-Li being his enemy Dorai's daughter, Bison goes into a huge Psycho Powered giggle fit that lasts so long you're more likely to start laughing along with him. And Zoltar's completely calm response afterward: "You destroyed your chair, I'll get you another one."