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Characters debuting in Street Fighter IV.
  • For Ryu, Ken, Gen, Adon and Sagat, check the Street Fighter sheet.
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  • For Chun-Li, Guile, E. Honda, Blanka, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega and M. Bison, check the Street Fighter II sheet.
  • For Cammy, Fei Long, T. Hawk, Dee Jay and Akuma, check the Street Fighter II: Updated Versions sheet.
  • For Dan, Sakura, Rose, Cody, Guy, Rolento and Evil Ryu, check the Street Fighter Alpha sheet.
  • For Dudley, Ibuki, Makoto, Yun, Yang, Hugo and Elena, check the Street Fighter III sheet.

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    C. Viper 
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Ms. Perfect
"I don't care about pride or ego. I'm just here to do my job."
Origin: USA flag 
Fighting style: Hidden spy gadgets
Voiced by: note 
Full name Crimson Viper. A spy from the CIA acting as a mole in Seth's organization. She was sent to gather data on S.I.N. (Shadaloo Intimidation Network) and its BLECE Project, and to stop them. Her real name is Maya and she has a daughter named Lauren.
  • Action Mom: She's stated to have a daughter in the game, and in the tie-in film, the little girl is shown in several scenes. And in the ending animation sequence of her Arcade Mode in Super Street Fighter IV, she meets up with Lauren, giving her a hug and telling her that she loves her.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Not so much in her fighting style but in her story, she's arguably Capcom's interpretation of Vanessa from The King of Fighters (both being female secret agents with a family life back at home).
  • Ambiguously Brown: In some artwork. She's likely mixed-race.
  • Animal Motifs: Her code name is Crimson Viper. Her red hair is styled to resemble a snake, with a loose strand forming the tongue, even.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Her main outfit.
  • Badass Longcoat: As her alternate costume.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her default and first alternate costumes, the alternate more so than the default.
  • Boobs of Steel: She arguably the biggest rack in the franchise, and is a huge damage dealer on top of that.
  • Breakout Character: She joined the cast of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, being the first of the new Street Fighter characters to be in a Vs. game. This meant she achieved in three years what several Capcom characters have failed to do in many: appear in a Vs. game.
  • The Cameo: She appears in Street Fighter V during Bison's story mode.
  • Cleavage Window: Divided in two by the tie.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Her powers come from her clothes.
  • Code Name: Crimson Viper.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Because she uses a battle suit to fight, she's been labeled a cheater and dishonorable to some of the World Warriors. See the win quote at the top of Viper's bio for her response.
  • Combat Stilettos: Her boots are apparently part of her combat suit.
  • Confusion Fu: In the hands of a master, fighting against her is a constant guessing game.
  • Cool Shades: She has big yellow shades.
  • Dark Action Girl: Subverted: she seems to be The Mole in regards to S.I.N., and while cold to the other warriors does have a kinder side that she shows to her little girl.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Although, her skin is not that dark.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: She's generally thought of to be the hardest character in the game to learn, because her moves demand a very high execution curve. However, her unpredictable mixups and raw speed and power more than make up for it, if she is mastered.
  • The Dragon: She's played as one for Seth in Street Fighter IV and in the tie-in film, but she's apparently The Mole instead.
  • Fragile Speedster: C. Viper is not only quick, but her combos deliver a ton of damage. But what makes her a Fragile Speedster instead of a Lightning Bruiser is that her health is below average like most female characters. And her stun rating is poor as well.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Her use of gadgets puts her at odds with most of the other fighters. Even Gouken initially has nothing nice to say about her. However she's fundamentally working for the good guys nonetheless.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Viper has lousy normals, but great specials and mix-ups. This makes perfect sense when you consider that she's not a trained martial artist, but a fit woman who just happens to have a powered suit.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: She boasts a delinquent pompadour, hinting at her duplicitous nature.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: American, and her 98cm bust is the biggest among any female in the series. Ironically, Chun-Li is still bigger in-game.
  • Groin Attack: C. Viper pulls off a rare female version on Cammy in The Ties That Bind. With a fistful of lightning no less.
  • Guile Heroine: Viper works for the CIA, is The Mole to S.I.N., investigates Shadaloo, apparently drops anonymous tips to the other fighters, etc.
  • I Have a Family
  • Internal Homage: Some of Viper's normal and spcial moves are strikingly similar to Captain Commando's, specifically in his Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 appearances.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be kinda icy to the other World Warriors. Still, she is sweet and cuddly with her little daughter as seen at the end of her arcade mode in Super Street Fighter IV.
    • It also shows in some of her win quotes against certain opponents in SSFIV; while most of her comments are rather caustic, some of them express a genuine interest in and sympathy for her opponents' personal situations.
    (to Guile) "Whose dog tags are those? Ah, I see. You're fighting for a lost friend..."
    (to Ibuki) "I used to skip school all the time, too. Those were the days..."
    (to Hugo) "I'll let you go. Just promise to take good care of your mother."
  • Mysterious Woman: Even provides the page quote.
  • Nothing Personal: She's here on an assignment, nothing more and nothing less.
  • Playing with Fire: Burning Kick? Burst Time? Burning Dance? Does the ring bell?
  • Powered Armor: Her suit includes a number of gadgets (glasses with heads-up display and recording bugs, taser gloves and jet boosters on the shoes that she can use as flamethrowers).
  • Punch-Clock Hero/Punch-Clock Villain: She seems to be highly uninterested in fighting, only using this as a means to an end to complete her mission.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her braid reaches down to the back of her knees.
  • The Mole: Heavily implied that she's a CIA agent working undercover.
  • The Rival: To Chun-Li, every time they encounter each other.
  • Sensual Spandex/Sexy Backless Outfit: Her second DLC costume.
  • Shock and Awe: If Thunder Knuckle is any indication.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Seismic Hammer — She can punch the ground underneath her really hard, generating localized shockwaves at different distances, depending on the strength of the punch used.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'9", tying with Poison, Laura, and Falke as the third-tallest female Street Fighter character after Elena (6'0") and Rose (5'10").
  • Tarot Motifs: C. Viper represents Temperance in the 30th Anniversary Tarot Deck. Temperance is associated with synthesis, harmony, and the merging of opposites, alluding to Viper's leading of a double life as a CIA agent and a loving mother.
  • X-Ray Sparks: Thunder Knuckle has this effect on her opponents.
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    Abel 
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Man Without a Past
"Fighting will help me to remember."
Origin: France flag 
Fighting style: MMA
Voiced by: note 
A ridiculously tall and large young Frenchman who uses mixed martial arts. He is an amnesiac who was taken in by a mercenary who rescued him from one of Shadaloo's bases. After the mercenary died, he decided to hunt down surviving members of Shadaloo, believing them to be the connection to his lost memories. He enters the Street Fighter IV tournament to find out Shadaloo's connection to the S.I.N. corporation.
  • Apologetic Attacker: More than one of his quotes have him either apologizing to his opponents or showing concern for their well-being.
  • Body Horror: Abel occasionally makes some allusions to his body feeling very strange and how similar Seth looks to him. While the mainline games have not yet followed up on the implications, a costume in Street Fighter X Tekken fully confirms them...
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In V, he attacks his allies after being infected by Psycho Power while undercover. Nash breaks him out of it.
  • Cloning Blues: It is hinted in Seth's story mode and Abel's ending that Abel is nothing more than a genetically engineered replacement body for Bison.
  • Confusion Fu: One of his unlockable titles is "Mixup Master."
  • Depending on the Writer: His storyline and characterisation are played seriously in Street Fighter IV, but for whatever reason, his slightly naive, blank-slate personality is hugely exaggerated in Street Fighter X Tekken, turning him into a childish, ditzy Cloud Cuckoo Lander.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Only his default costume lacks shoes. Humorously, he doesn't even bother to wear shoes as part of his Shadaloo soldier disguise in V.
  • French Jerk: Nope — Abel is a naive, pensive young man and doesn't exhibit any stereotypically French hauteur whatsoever.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Super Street Fighter IV introduces his faible for dogs. And in Street Fighter X Tekken, he really wants to pet a bear. Also in that game, he finds aliens, who resemble bears, cute.
  • Gentle Giant: Has a thing for dogs, especially the white puppy he befriends in his Super SFIV prologue, who happily comes to greet him in his ending, as Abel says "It's good to be back home."
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: While it’s more apparent in his character art than on his actual in-game model, Abel’s body is Covered with Scars from head to toe, similarly to Zangief.
  • The Grappler: He is a somewhat smaller grappler character with only one signature grappling attack (and one super grapple) but it is the main tool in his arsenal of abilities.
  • Gratuitous... Something: His voice in English has a particularly muddled accent that randomly switches from English to French to German to... well, you get the picture. You wouldn't know he's French if not for the flag in his selection screen picture.
    • Gratuitous French: He starts speaking a little French in his Street Fighter X Tekken appearance - "En garde, s'il vous plaît." ("Get ready please" more or less) and "Aidez-moi!" (Help me!) when he tags out. Come his appearance in Street Fighter V, and his dialogue uses French words a lot more frequently.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He has blond hair and is a really Nice Guy. This is also a contrast to Seth with his Bald of Evil.
  • Happily Adopted: By a French mercenary, after he was rescued him from Shadaloo by Charlie Nash. However, the mercenary died prior to the events of IV, leaving Abel alone again.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: He befriends a puppy and later adopts it.
  • Hunk: He's ruggedly handsome, with a charming love for small animals and an overall appealing personality.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Linked to Shadaloo. As such, he's something of an Manchild.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Unlike other grappler characters, he's surprisingly not that slow. Though, since it's Street Fighter, it's not that much of a surprise.
  • Loony Fan: In IV, his rival battle is against Fei Long. He's a huge fan of Fei Long's movies; when Fei Long meets him in Fei's rival battle, Abel expresses his admiration by picking a fight with him. Amusing when accompanied by a sound-byte of Abel saying, "I've seen all of your movies~!" plays after, say, his HCB + P command throw on Fei Long.
  • Morally Superior Copy: Abel was born as a replacement body for M. Bison, who wants world domination and is responsible for almost every bad thing that happens in the series, committing multiple murders and abducting teenage girls. Eventually, Abel is taken in by Nash, who trains him to be a hero.
  • Nice Guy: Similar like Ryu, most of his arcade win quotes show his sympathy for his opponents.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Abel's Shadaloo uniform in V doesn't do much to hide his identity. His face is uncovered and he still walks around barefoot, making it rather obvious that he's Abel. Thankfully, nobody seems to notice who he is, except for F.A.N.G at one point, but he manages to re-infiltrate Shadaloo after Guile's character story is over.
  • Quest for Identity: "Someone out there must know something about me. I've got to find them!"
  • Protagonist Without a Past: He suffers from amnesia and is on a quest to discover the truth about his origins.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: After Abel, the second son of Adam and Eve.
  • The Mole: Goes undercover in Shadaloo to learn more about S.I.N. in V.
  • Spear Counterpart: Of Cammy, arguably. They're both young, amnesiac clones of the Big Bad of the game they first appeared in, and both enter the tournament in order to find out who they really are. They're also both blond, Western Europeans with light blue eyes, and also share a scarred face. However Cammy prefer cats while Abel chooses dogs.
  • "Uh-Oh" Eyes: His eyes briefly turn black during his Soulless Ultra, hinting at his connection to Seth.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Abel incorporates the Marseilles Roll, a rolling maneuver, in his fighting style. Although, this move is actually effective when it comes to closing the distance on projectile-spamming foes, or dodging attacks, so it's actually a necessary combat roll.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: If he didn't pepper in a few French words into his dialogue, it'd be impossible to tell where he's from.

    El Fuerte 
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Hurricane of the Gulf
"It's Super Dynamic Cooking Time!"
Origin: Mexico flag 
Fighting style: Lucha libre
Voiced by: note 
A luchador/aspiring chef. He enters the tournament to find the perfect recipe for his new delicacy. El Fuerte is an old friend of T.Hawk.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting his mask, professional wrestling, or R. Mika.
  • Captain Ersatz: Bears some resemblance to mexican luchador Mistico.
  • Catchphrase: "IT'S SUPER DYNAMIC COOKING TIME!!!"
  • Chef of Iron: Type 1. He enters the tournament to find new recipe ideas.
  • Confusion Fu: El Fuerte has a normal move called Habanero Dash, where he runs towards you. Doesn't sound that bad, no? Well, this move has six different followup moves: evasive actions, high attacks, low attacks, air attacks, and throws. Given that they all start with that running animation, you might be realizing the big picture about now.
  • Cool Mask: Comes with being a Masked Luchador. We never see him without it, either.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: The opinions on his cooking are mixed throughout the series, but his ending is another story: He mixes Chanko stew and Borscht, Honda and Zangief's favorite national foods, trying to quell the argument between them as to whose dish is better. One bite and they're both blue in the face.
  • Fanboy: Of Rainbow Mika.
  • Fighting Clown: He's a lethal chef with no concept of good cooking (and that is sadly what drives his motivation to fight). He's got ludicrous premises, hammy voice actors, comical-looking attacks with silly food-themed names — it's difficult to take him seriously. But he also has a level of mobility second only to Vega, an unpredictable array of attacks, rapid aerial defense, and high comboability. In the right hands, he's got quite a lot going for him.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: He only remembered his childhood friendship with T. Hawk after an insult-sparked brawl.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Averted. He's shown wielding one in his fight intro, but he doesn't use it in battle.
  • The Grappler: He is a Masked Luchador that utilizes a hurricarana-type throw as his main attack. While it is his only major throw (aside from super abilities), it is his main mix-up tool.
  • Gratuitous English: In Japanese, he randomly shouts out English, despite being Mexican.
    • Makes sense, considering who his Japanese voice actor is.
    • Gratuitous Spanish: In T. Hawk's rival match with him, El Fuerte drops an audible "amigo" in his opening line. El Fuerte's English VA, J.B. Blanc, adds a few more Spanish words to his dialogue. He even refers to Zangief (during their rival fight) by using the Spanish translation of Zangief's own Red Baron moniker: "Tornado Rojo."
  • Incoming Ham: See catchphrase, and his intro cinematic Big "OMG!" — over meal preparation.
  • Lethal Chef: Figuratively and literally. Chanko Stew + Borscht + a pinch of Chili Pepper = The taste that will send you straight to heaven.
    • His ending in SSFIV has his cooking assistants flat out asking if he really knows what the heck he's doing.
    • Subverted slightly, as he is very good at making Mexican dishes, but is played straight when he tries to cook anything else.
    • He does seem to find a happy customer in Elena, though. Her arcade mode ending shows an image of her happily about to dig into a feast prepared by El Fuerte, and her win quote against him has her say that she likes his cooking. Then again, she also adds in that she has to leave, so it could be that she's just too nice to say anything negative about his cooking.
      • In Dan's victory quote against him, he specifically asks him to cook for him, wanting to let his taste buds judge him instead.
  • Loony Fan: Of Rainbow Mika. In the UDON comics, when T. Hawk says R. Mika looks ridiculous, El Fuerte feels he has no choice but to start a fight over it. Decked in full R. Mika cooking merch. Given that Mika is herself a Loony Fan of Zangief, this makes it recursive loony fandom.
  • Masked Luchador: A pretty straightforward one, though his chef gimmick makes him stand out.
  • Master of None: One serious critique of El Fuerte that many other characters level against him is that his attempts to multitask between fighting and cooking has left him with wasted potential in both fields.
  • Meaningful Name: "El Fuerte" is Spanish for "The Strong One."
  • Red Baron: "The Hurricane of the Gulf of Mexico."
  • Shout-Out: The El Fuerte Ultra Spark. The finishing hold looks very much like the Muscle Spark.
  • Theme Naming: His attacks are named after Mexican food.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Justified. He is a luchador.
  • Wall Jumper: Another one in this game.

    Rufus 
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Acrobatic Giant
Origin: USA flag 
Fighting style: (What he thinks is) Karate and Kung Fu
Voiced by: note 
A morbidly obese man who wants to fight Ken to prove that he is the number one fighter in the USA. Rufus doesn't actually know what Ken looks like, having only heard about Ken's win in the U.S. fighting scene. He's a very talkative person and usually doesn't stop talking if given the chance. His fighting style is an amalgamation of the numerous kung-fu movies he's watched over the years with a bit of correspondence course work and travel abroad to sort out the fact from the fiction. He has a beautiful girlfriend called Candy, who was once rescued by Rufus when they first met while she was doing a dine and dash. Aside from his pride in his fighting abilities, he's also proud of his motorbike.
  • Acrofatic: It says something that Rufus has one of the highest jump arcs in the game. In addition, he is capable of cartwheels, pirouettes and Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: "You just can't compare!"
  • Badass Biker: He's a motorcycle mechanic by trade, has a custom bike, and boasts that he's a legend in biker circles (though the key word is "boasts").
  • Big Eater: As you can probably tell by looking at him. His win-quote against El Fuerte drives it home with some overwhelming exceptions:
    "Sorry, pal. I´m a pretty picky eater. I only eat burgers, hot dogs, fries, pizza, onion rings, spaghetti, sandwiches, chicken, steak, pork chops, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, roast beef..."
  • Big Fun: A fat guy who is more a Plucky Comic Relief than a serious fighter.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Several characters comment on how surprisingly strong Rufus is, and fathom how powerful he could be if he just lost weight.
    • He is also apparently knowledgeable about the finer points of the rules of Sumo. Enough that he is capable of pointing out to E. Honda that what E. Honda now fights with isn't really sumo wrestling at all.
  • Brooklyn Rage: He speaks with a strong Brooklyn/Bronx accent.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Some of his rants are really random, to say the least.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: Though some of his winquotes are actually true. The most obvious one might be the winquote against E. Honda, when Rufus notes that fighting outsiders outside of the ring is illegal for Sumo fighters.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A big moron, but a very skilled fighter.
  • Carpet of Virility: Unusually for this trope, rather than having hair on his upper-chest, he instead has a bushy "Treasure trail" rising part of the way up his belly.
  • Eagleland: Mostly "boorish", but not entirely. He's loud, obnoxious, dumb, clinically obese, and obsessed with sci-fi. He's also legitimately skilled, basically well-intentioned despite his worst tendencies, has an attractive, loving girlfriend, and is enjoying his life.
  • Fat and Proud: He scoffs at "skinny dudes" (i.e., the majority of the roster), frets about losing too much weight with exercise, and tells the enormous Zangief that he should fatten up like Rufus to be healthy.
  • Fat Bastard: Mainly when the name "Ken Masters" is brought up.
  • Fat Idiot: Really fat. Really dumb (though he has smart moments).
    • It says really something that Zangief looks smart in comparison to him when they team up in Street Fighter X Tekken.
  • Fighting Clown: He's considered one of the best characters in the game, and in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012), Rufus is (still) a top pick for tournaments.
  • Girlish Pigtails: In his alternate costume, whereas his normal outfit displays a single one (technically it's a braided topknot, but still).
  • Gonk: He's intended to be ugly and disgusting to create a shock factor for the players, which should make him memorable.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Subverted. At first glance, it looks like Rufus came up with his elaborate fighting techniques simply by watching kung-fu movies and eating like a pig. However, it's revealed that in order to refine his Kung Food, Rufus took on correspondence courses and later went to China to study under various masters. Not to mention he built muscle by carrying motorcycles on his back.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's easily provoked. Whether that means he'll kick your ass or yap your ear off depends on the day.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Him and his girlfriend Candy.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: The crux of his fighting style, as it is wholly based on things that he gleaned from watching martial arts flicks in his youth. Gets some credit because he traveled the world in order to sort out the reality from the fiction.
  • Incoming Ham: The moment you see him fly onto the screen, you had better brace yourself.
  • Jiggle Physics: His belly.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Some of his quotes has him do this to certain characters, such as Chun-Li's hips or asking Seth what it's like being a robot.
  • Large Ham: Talks himself up to a ridiculous degree. Everyone else seems to think he's just a windbag.
  • Lethal Joke Character: He's only a joke until he's landing on you.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He seems to be quite similar to Tekken 6's Bob as an incredibly agile fat guy. Hilariously, Bob is his rival in Street Fighter X Tekken.
  • Motor Mouth: He not only talks a lot, he talks fast as weell.
  • Moveset Clone: Because of his obsession with kung-fu movies, he trained fervently in Chinese martial arts, so much so that many of his normal moves and special attacks are similar to those used by Chun-Li, Gen, Yun, and Yang, if somewhat tweaked to accommodate his larger size and lack of high-class training (while Gen only needs to use one finger for his Hyakurenko, Rufus needs to use both his hands to perform the comparable Snake Strike). However, his Galactic Tornado and its various offshoots are techniques unique to himself.
  • The Münchausen: Rants a lot in his winning quotes. Toned down in Street Fighter X Tekken, where his win quotes are regular-sized, but some of them still look like he'll go on droning.
    • Even his Versus Mode quotes are like this. See, every character has at least two short win quotes among the random quotes that may pop up when you win a Versus Match. Rufus' short quotes are the size of the regular win quotes. Behold.
  • Oh, Crap!: He says this upon being KO'd.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: His Snake Strike.
  • Rescue Romance: How Candy became his girl, as implied in his exchange with Rose:
    "I'll never forget when I first met my girl. It was a rainy day in October and I was on my way home from a fight. Suddenly, this chick came outta an' was all like 'Help!' I guess she pulled a dine an' dash, so I beat up the waiter that was chasin' after her!"
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Many players have read his win quotes (yes, it is possible) and thought, "What the heck is he talking about?" Check them.
    • Averted in SSFIV. He actually does stay on topic better, even if he goes off from time to time.
  • Shown Their Work: An in-universe example. Rufus watches a lot of movies, and when he wanted to become a fighter, he traveled around the world to confirm which techniques in movies can or cannot be performed, in the process becoming a formidable fighter that is very, very easy to underestimate.
  • Spin Attack:
    • His Galactic Tornado, which can blow through projectiles.
    • Messiah Kick begins with a series of mid-air spins. More visible in the EX version where his spinning actually causes hits.
    • His second Ultra from SSFIV, Big Bang Tornado, is also this, mixed with Snake Strike and brought Up to Eleven.
  • Stout Strength: Rufus pushes his huge motorcycle across a desert after it runs out of gas, apparently for miles. When he finally gets to a gas station, the attendant is shocked—he can barely even budge the damned thing.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend: Rufus' girlfriend is a hot little number named Candy who thinks he's super awesome. Doubles as a Huge Guy, Tiny Girl couple.
  • Unknown Rival: Inverse example. He counts himself as Ken's rival, but doesn't know who Ken actually is, and mistakes every blond character for him. Then played straight, as Ken has no knowledge of his existence prior to their match.
    • He mistakes Cammy for Ken, because of her hair color. Even besides the no pants, different appearance, and being female thing, you'd think he'd keep both hair color and length in mind.
    • He mistakes Makoto for Ken, because she uses a gi and goes barefoot. Try and top that.
    • This even goes beyond universe - in one of the trailers for Street Fighter X Tekken, he mistakes Bob for Ken, because he is blonde and wears red. It gets even more amusing when he goes flying past Ken himself later on in the trailer.
      • It only gets worse there. He also mistakes Steve, Paul, JACK-X, Lili, Nina and King for Ken. That's right. He mistakes a guy whose entire head is covered in a jaguar mask for Ken. We can't tell if this is more absurd than the two preceding examples (a French girl and an Irish woman) or not.
    • Then, in Ultra, he goes on to mistake Decapre and Poison for Ken. Nothing more needs to be said.
    • Yet strangely enough, he's never mistaken Ryu or Akuma for Ken, despite the fact that they both wear gis.
  • "Ugly American" Stereotype: He is a fat, ugly, arrogant American who believes he is owed the title of number one fighter in America over series regular Ken Masters. The problem, though, is that he doesn't actually have any idea who Ken is or what he looks like, so he goes around the world picking pointless fights with every other character in the game because he thinks they are Ken. This includes people who could not possibly be Ken, such as people who are not even American, or people who aren't even male.
  • Unreliable Voice Over: He narrates his long road to becoming such a formidable fighter in the UDON comics... except, when he talks about his tireless effort, we see him watching TV late at night and eating like a pig. Though it's subverted when we're shown him jogging with two motorcycles strapped to his back.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Though he's not too fond of doing so.
    "I don't get my jollies beatin' up on schoolkids, alright? This is a tournament an' I was just followin' the rules is all."

    Gouken 
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The Unstoppable Force
"No illusion is safe when bathed in the pure light of the moon. Now is the time to test your strength!"
Origin: Japan flag 
Fighting style: Ansatsuken
Voiced by: note 
Gouken is the master of Ryu and Ken and Akuma's older brother; he trained with Akuma under Goutetsu until Akuma killed their master in a Duel to the Death. Gouken refined the special techniques from the assassination art taught to him by Master Goutetsu into a non-lethal martial art, then passed on his knowledge to Ryu and Ken. He was believed to be dead, but he managed to survive his battle with Akuma by using the Power of Nothingness — which empties the mind and soul of all thought and sin — to render the Shun Goku Satsu useless. As a side effect, however, he was rendered unconscious for several years. Gouken now hopes to reunite with his pupils and test their strength.

He makes an appearance in Street Fighter V as an NPC during the game's tutorial mode, which involves Ryu having a flashback to the Alpha era, back when Gouken was training him.
  • The Ace: In his backstory managed to beat Akuma in the first fight, and when they fought again he had resort to the Shun Goku Satsu to win.
  • Ascended Meme/Defictionalization: From the infamous EGM "Sheng Long" April Fools' joke. He even has all of the moves (in one way or another) that the joke detailed!
    • One of his win quotes:
    "You must defeat me to stand a chance!"
    • One of the unlockable profile messages actually name-checks 'Sheng Long' as another name Gouken apparently goes by.
  • Badass Beard: As befits an Old Master.
  • Badass Boast: "I may be old, but my time is far from over."
  • Big Good: The closest thing the series has to one. Being extremely wise, powerful, and benevolent certainly helps. And unlike most of the other protagonists who could fill the role, he is actively aiming to snuff out evil.
  • Bonus Boss: You mustn't lose any round before defeating Seth, you need two Perfects, ten first attacks and five Super or Ultra finishers, but do not finish Seth off with a Super/Ultra.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Like Akuma, Gouken has a personal kanji of his own, although it is rarely displayed. It can be seen faded on the back of his gi; it is Mu (無), meaning "nothingness".
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Akuma's Cain. And Akuma nearly killed him.
  • The Cameo: He appears as an NPC in Street Fighter V, although he could easily be Promoted to Playable later down the line via DLC.
  • Canon Immigrant: First appeared in a Street Fighter II manga before appearing in Akuma's ending in the first Alpha and as a hidden challenger in IV. Before that, Ryu and Ken's master was just a nameless unseen character.
  • Convenient Coma: One that lasted years.
  • Cool Old Guy: An old man who not only trained Ryu and Ken, but also survived the Shun Goku Satsu is really a cool guy.
  • Counter-Attack: His Kongoshin ("Diamond Body") will stop any non-armor breaking attack (in the right direction), then he simply stomps and sends his opponent flying across the screen. "It's no use!" indeed.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Unlike most other practitioners of Ansatsuken, Gouken only has the Shoryuken available to him as Super and Ultra combos. Assassin's Fist may give a story explanation for this oddity; while training Ken and Ryu, Gouken demonstrates each of the three principle techniques of his own variety of Ansatsuken, with a fairly average Hadouken and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku. However, when he demonstrates the Shoryuken, he performs it with such skill that Ryu and Ken are left in awe. Presumably Gouken spent so much time trying to remove the Satsui no Hado from the Shoryuken that he managed to devise two incredibly powerful forms: the Forbidden and Shin Shoryuken, his Super and Ultra combos. Gouken probably decided to use these "purer" forms of the Shoryuken, while abandoning their more violent and basic variations.
  • Dead All Along: In the Japanese dialogue in SSFIV, it's heavily implied that Gouken did die shortly after Akuma attacked him, and that his appearance in the game is actually his spirit. Traces of this were removed from the translations however. Street Fighter V makes it clear that he is very much alive.
  • Defeat Means Playable: In Street Fighter IV. Starts as playable in SSFIV.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Gouken requires a soul who is just as his character indicates: a seasoned veteran of the world of Street Fighter, who is long lived, wise, courageous, and just as strong in heart as in body. Newer, casual, and boisterous players often balk at how he isn't as akin to other Ansatsuken practitioners or even a "Mr. Karate", who focus on combo potential and utterly dominating the meta game by ensuring neverending onslaughts, being more rigid and more punishing if one makes mistakes playing him, but he is a lot more like Street Fighter III's Oro, who turns the basics of fighting games into an intricate art of keeping opponents on edge and turns knowledge and wisdom of the game into their edge by punishing foes by their own mistakes. Mastering him involves not only studying his fighting style but others as well, and to apply literal degrees of street fighting smarts as much as wisdom on the spot, but this translates into transforming one's enjoyment and enthusiasm of fighting games as strength if one finds him their character to play as.
  • Deus ex Machina: The Power of Nothingness (or Mu no Ken in Japanese), a technique never spoken of before IV, is the reason behind Gouken's survival of the Shun Goku Satsu and subsequent coma, as well as how he purges Ryu of the Satsui no Hadou.
  • Diving Kick: Like Akuma (although he performs the technique differently), the Tenma Kujinkyaku, which can be done from a jump or during his Hyakkishu.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Like his disciples, he goes around barefooted.
  • Good Counterpart: To Akuma. Shown in his playstyle, which is the diametric opposite to the constant aggressive pressure and flashy combos of Akuma and other Ansatsuken practicioners that give in to the Satsui no Hadou, Gouken is a defensive and counter-based character that allows his opponent to make the first move, then reacts to counter, negate, and punish them and force them back into neutral, while helping to build meter allows him to focus unleashing his combo potential as both reward and as non lethally to his philosophy as possible.
  • Fatal Flaw: Compassion. He refuses to kill his brother Akuma both times he defeats him, which comes back to bite him in the form of a ten year long coma.
  • Flash Step: Gouken's answer to his brother's Ashura Senku was to weaponize it in the form of the Senkugoshoha (Flashing Air Piercing Wave). When executed, Gouken rushes forward, ignoring attacks, and strikes his opponent with the flat of his palm so hard they go flying, depending on the variation used sometimes high enough to land another Senkugoshoha afterwards.
  • Hero Ball: Gouken refuses to kill Akuma, even after Akuma makes it clear, on multiple occasions, that he has no qualms about killing Gouken if he ever defeats him. Justified since his goal is to show Akuma that their arts do not need the Satsui no Hadou and that strength is attainable even without sacrificing one's humanity. Thus it does make sense that he would not kill the brother who intends to kill him, as doing so would not only make him a hypocrite, it would prove Akuma correct instead. Furthermore, should Oni manifest and consume Akuma to the point that his soul is all but dead, Gouken is willing to drop this compunction in no time flat, since it's the force of pure destruction that he'd be killing.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Zigzagged and somewhat downplayed. He kicked Dan Hibiki out of his school because he feared that his desire for revenge would corrupt him. Years later, it's the two pupils he chose to keep that wind up wrestling with violent dark sides while Dan has grown into a largely heroic (if hapless) martial artist. It's subtly hinted and revealed that Ansatsuken's traditional association and ingrained tendency to manifest the Satsui no Hado by its workings was not fully figured out by Gouken by the time he opened his dojo, which would had presumably corrupted Dan more easily than his much more worthy later successors.
  • Hurricane Kick: A particularly awesome rising variation called the Tatsumaki Gorasen.
  • I Have No Son!: His win quote to Evil Ryu.
    "You are no pupil of mine."
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him!: Why he refuses to kill Akuma, despite defeating him twice.
  • Its Pronounced Tropay: Exclusive to his japanese VA; Gouken is the only Ansatsuken practitioner to emphasize the "ken" in Shoryuken, while every other practitioner emphasizes the "Shoryu".
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Has a chargeable, angle-able variant.
  • Martial Pacifist: Even ever since he was a student under Goutetsu, Gouken strongly believed that the martial arts should be a spiritual pursuit as much of a physical one, and was why he left the school amicably to discover his own way of Ansatsuken that didn't need the Satsui no Hado. It was this belief that allowed him to become the teacher of Ryu and Ken, and led him to the Mu no Ken to purify and lead a new path for his martial art into street fighting legend.
  • Meaningful Name: Gouken (豪拳) means "strong fist."
  • Mentor Archetype: Gouken's an Old Master who trained Ryu and Ken, two of the greatest martial artists of all time. Several of his win quotes also have him encouraging much younger fighters that have a lot of potential to keep training.
  • Mythical Motifs: And a very meaningful one at that. His appearance appears to deliberately invoke resembalance to the Shinto Kunitsukami Sarutahiko no Mikoto, who is a patron deity of the martial arts, purification, and is the guardian of the path to Takamagahara, the realm of the Shinto kami.
  • Nice Guy: Just check his win quotes, if Gouken has something bad to say about you, you deserve it.
  • Nice Hat: A huge-ass one in one of his alternate costumes.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Stemming from his Fatal Flaw, Gouken has good intentions.... but as the harsh and tumultous side of the world of martial arts has it, its never ending recurrence of strife and conflict does not render him or his beliefs unaffected by its influence, and such intentions pave a way to a somewhat Ironic Hell for him as according to the imperfections of life. Letting Akuma live did show Ryu and Ken the good lesson that there is reason for mercy in the world, but his defeat by the rematch does not allow him to be around to continue his tutelage to further purify Ansatsuken and left Ryu on his own path while struggling against the Satsui no Hado's influences and Akuma's temptations. Thankfully, his lessons were enough to help his students on their own path, and his return allowed him to clear up the loose ends of the school's succession crisis.
  • No-Sell: In Akuma's ending of the base version of IV, the State of Nothingness allows him to do this to Shun Goku Satsu.
  • Not Quite Dead: This seems to be the explanation for him appearing in IV.
  • Old Master: Never mind that he's the sagacious old man who taught Ryu and Ken how to fight, he canonically defeated Akuma prior to the first game (although Akuma would seemingly pay him back in a second duel, one which ended with the infamous Shun Goku Satsu). And when he comes back to settle the score, he manages to momentarily one-up his brother again by shrugging off the SGS.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Possibly, depending on your interpretation. His victory quote against Oni is a short and dry "Goodbye, brother.", which can be interpreted as him killing Oni.
  • Parental Substitute: To Ryu, his adopted son. He's also something of a second father to Ken.
  • Passing the Torch: Gouken knows he won't live forever, and entrusts Ken and Ryu to continue the legacy of Ansatsuken once he passes. He also encourages much younger martial artists, some of whom are young enough to be his grandkids, to keep up their training.
  • Physical God: Downplayed compared to Oni, but Gouken, after having just recently awakened from an almost ten year coma comes to blows with Akuma, and not only nullifies the Shun Goku Satsu but, judging by the fact that Ryu is still alive, defeats Akuma as well. He is also one of the few characters who, in story, has a solid fighting chance against Oni.
  • Power of the Void: Somewhat. His "Power of Nothingness" or "Fist of Nothingness" (無の拳, Mu no Ken) refers more to the power that one gains when one reaches the state of inner peace, pure reason and clear mind, free of emotions, and understanding one's place within the vastness of all creation, i.e "voiding your mind". It's rooted in Zen Buddhism and their use of "Mu" in their philosophy.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He tells Bison that he has never seen anyone abuse power worse than him and that his foolishness knows absolutely no bounds.
  • Religious Bruiser: According to the comics, he is a devout Shintoist. He even has a shrine to Goutetsu in his dojo. Assassin's Fist, however, mentions him as a Mahayana Buddhist. The two are not mutually exclusive, so he may just practice both.
  • Restrained Revenge: Refuses to kill Akuma for fear of becoming just like him. He settles for humiliating him in battle.
  • The Rival: Ryu and Akuma.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Spent a decade, give or take a couple years, in a coma.
  • Shirtless Scene: He has a shirtless alternate outfit.
  • Shoryuken: Although he only uses it as a Super/Ultra.
  • Shotoclone: Surprisingly subverted. Despite Gouken is Gouki/Akuma's brother and is Ryu and Ken's master, Gouken's fighting style is very different from all shoto characters. He doesn't have a Shoryuken as a basic special move, his Hurricane Kick works different than the typical Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku, and the angles of the Hadouken, which he can fire with one hand, depends on the punch button that is pushed.
  • Stroke the Beard: In his opening and victory animations.
  • Take That!: To his own brother, no less; "Neither man nor demon. You are but a deluded fool, Akuma! Nothing more!"
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Gouken despises killing so much that he formed an entirely new branch of Ansatsuken just to tone down the lethality of the art.
  • Tough Love: Raised Ryu and Ken with a mixture of this and honest compassion.
  • Triumphant Reprise: His theme is a more lively and heroic version of Akuma's.
  • True Final Boss: His role in the first two ''SFIV" games.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: The first battle between him and Akuma played out like this. Older information has them exchanging Hadoukens so powerful that they leveled a mountain range.
  • Warrior Therapist: A textbook example; Gouken is old, supremely powerful, and a font of wisdom for younger fighters, who he encourages to keep training. Gouken even tries to instill wisdom and goodness into people like Seth and Bison.
    to Dee Jay - "Quiet your heart and truly listen, and you will be surprised at what you hear."
    to Cody "Rethink what you are doing, young one. You cannot run from yourself forever."
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Earlier sources during both II and Alpha mentioned the existence of a daughter (nicknamed "Ojou-san") who witnessed Gouken's death at the hands of Akuma, was hopelessly smitten with Ryu, and provided him with the white headband he wore until II.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sagat. Apparently, Gouken has wanted to face him for years. Subverted with Akuma in that while Gouken does recognize his strength and the danger he poses, he simply views him as a fool less than a man.
  • X-Ray Sparks: His Denjin Hadouken in Super IV has this effect. Note that Ryu could use the exact same technique in 3rd Strike, and had the same electrifying effect on the opponent.

    Seth 
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"Etch my name upon your soul, and know that the one who killed you is called Seth."
Origin: S.I.N. flag 
Fighting style: Transcendent fighting style beyond human knowledge
Voiced by (Seth): note 
Voiced by (Doll Unit Zero): note 
Seth is the CEO of S.I.N, the (former) weapons division of Shadaloo. Seth modified his own body to include an S.I.N invention known as the Tanden Engine; the device is used to help Seth assimilate the abilities of anyone he fights. Seth also created the BLECE Project, which relies on ki to create super-soldiers (in this case, the Ki Seth uses is the Satsui no Hadou); he sees Ryu as the "ultimate test subject" and desires his untapped Satsui no Hadou to complete the BLECE project. Seth has another goal in mind, as well: surpassing his creator, M. Bison, before destroying him once and for all.

Seth returns in V, but in a very different way. During IV, it's revealed that Seth, or rather #15, is actually one of 27 spare robot bodies created for Bison in the event his current one gives out due to his Psycho Power becoming too powerful and exceeding the limits of what it can hold. To further his plans, Bison decided to give one of them complete sentience and propped it up as head of Shadaloo's weapons division - a puppet figurehead to throw off Bison's enemies. With newfound sentience, the unit named itself Seth and believed that with his unique power, he could betray and kill Bison and take over Shadaloo for himself, in order to cement himself as the true world ruler. This did not come to pass, as Bison had already foreseen the possibility of his betrayal when he granted Seth his sentience, and fatally wounded him, leaving his dying body for Juri to finish off. Seth's body was completely destroyed beyond repair...but not his mind. Somehow, the "biological brain" which stored all of Seth's memories and experiences ended up stored within another prototype body for Bison: a female machine called "Doll Unit Zero". The vessel laid dormant within an abandoned S.I.N laboratory, until Juri was asked by an unknown party to infiltrate and retrieve it. However, Juri accidentally activated Doll Unit Zero completely by chance, thus awakening Seth from his long slumber and unleashing him once again upon the world. Unfortunately, it seems Seth may be experiencing some...technical difficulties.
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    Juri 

Juri Han

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Purple Smoke of Deception
"Let me hear your sweet scream..."
Origin: South Korea flag 
Fighting style: Taekwondo
Voiced by: note 
Full name Juri Han, codename "Spider"; she is a Taekwondo prodigy from South Korea whose family was killed by Shadaloo. She then became an agent of S.I.N, becoming the test subject of one of their most advanced pieces of technology: a cybernetic eye implant known as the Feng Shui Engine. The implant, a smaller version of Seth's Tanden Engine, takes ki energy from the surrounding nature and feeds it to the Engine's user to heighten their abilities and make them more powerful. Juri pledges loyalty to Seth in exchange for the "new toy", then enters the new Street Fighter tournament to test her new abilities... and further her own dark agendas. Juri is a dangerous, hedonistic sociopath who likes to taunt her opponents — and she doesn't care about anything but satisfying her dangerous whims.

She returns in V, sporting a brand-new outfit consisting of biker gear, a skin-tight bodysuit undersuit, and an eyepatch covering the eye that is her Feng Shui Engine. Her prologue story reveals that she has lost her original Feng Shui Engine, her eye having been ripped out again by Bison after she launched an attack on him. The reason for her appearance at the abandoned SIN laboratory, as shown in Guile's story, is also revealed: she was there to acquire the prototype version of the Feng Shui Engine to replace the one she lost. She is then contacted by Helen and joins the Illuminati in their plot to destroy Shadaloo and Bison.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her second alternate outfit in IV. Her outfit in Street Fighter V as seen here was originally going to have this as well, but the final design adds a skin-tight rubber suit where her exposed cleavage was, giving a similar effect but without showing any skin.
  • Adaptational Heroism: She is portrayed much more sympathetically in the UDON comics. In SFIV, the main motivation for her actions are sadism and a lust for power, as she desires to take over Shadaloo by pitting Bison and Seth against each other. She also doesn't seem to be too concerned about the fact that the organization is responsible for her parents' deaths. In the comics on the other hand, everything evil she did was a means to get close to Bison in order to get revenge for her murdered parents. The moment she sees Bison in a moment of weakness, she immediately betrays him to avenge her family (though unfortunately for her it turns out to be a Twelve impersonating Bison). She even teams up with C. Viper once she learns that M. Bison may still be alive, in order to end him once and for all.
  • Adaptational Villainy: She is already evil, but crossover games tend to turn her psychopathy Up to Eleven.
    Win quote against Sakura in Street Fighter 4: "I'm not here to tussle with weak little schoolgirls. I prefer a challenge."
    Win quote against Sakura in Street Fighter X Tekken: "No fair finishing before I’ve had my fun…"
  • Affirmative Action Girl: Part of the reason she was created was to fill two voids: a proper female villain and a Korean character. In her villainous role's case, while Cammy was a villain during the Street Fighter Alpha days, it was because she was brainwashed into being Bison's assassins Killer Bee, while Juri is straight-up FUCKING. EVIL. In her ethnicity's case, she is Capcom's first Korean character ever.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Has flirtatious interactions with Cammy and Chun-Li. She even claims to have a "schoolgirl crush" on the latter. In addition, her official profile used list "big boobs" under her likes, though Capcom later removed this.
  • And Then What?: Disscused in the UDON comics. Juri dedicated her entire life to killing Bison and avenging her parents, even cybernetically enhancing her body to give her the power to kill him. But now that Bison is (seemingly) dead, Juri tells Seth that she has nothing left but the thrill of violence and wanton destruction.
    Juri: Between you and me, Seth, violence and chaos are all I have left. I focused my mind and body, my whole being, on training so that when given the opportunity to pay back Bison, I'd be more than capable of doing just that. I was so obsessed with becoming a powerful fighter that I wasn't just doing it to settle a score with Bison anymore, I was doing it for me. But with him dying during that tournament somewhere in the middle of the ocean, that chance was stolen from me. Where did that leave me? What could I do with the drive for my entire existence taken away? Turns out I still had one purpose left: fighting. I'd become so obsessed with becoming a more powerful fighter that as much as I was doing it all to settle a score with Bison, I was also doing it for me. Apparently, I had developed a taste for delivering pain and mayhem and Bison's death didn't stop my cravings for it. I discovered that this hammer was too good at smashing things to be stashed away in a toolbox just because it'd lost its nail. Smashing other things, anything, was pretty fulfilling too.
  • Animal Motifs: Juri's codename is "spider", her fighting style has her weaving energy strings with her legs in a manner similar to a web, and her outfit includes a bra top with eight straps that resemble an arachnid's limbs. Her official artwork for Super Street Fighter IV further emphasizes the motif by displaying her cleaving a buttefly in half with a kick.
  • Anime Hair: She sports hair-horns.
  • Anti-Villain: She wants to kill Bison, but her methods aren't exactly legal... or sane for that matter. In V, she teams up with the Illuminati to kill Bison and even saves Cammy and Decapre from the police despite the two being enemies and having nothing to gain by doing so.
  • Arachnid Appearance and Attire: The backside of her outfit has a spider net motif. Also, the front of it has a spider insignia on it. Her new outfit in V has a spider insignia on the back.
  • Artistic License – Martial Arts: She uses the Flamingo Stance as her default pose. Most Tae Kwon Do schools don't use it as part if their curriculum (and the default stance is usually the more Boring, but Practical Front Stance, which looks more like an upright version of the Orthodox Stance in boxing). It gets worse in V, where she completely relaxes both her arms. Not as bad as Bison's Badass Armfold, but certainly not in any kind of good defensive position.
  • Ax-Crazy: Being a Depraved Bisexual with unabashed sadism, Juri is basically an untamed animal when left to her own devices.
  • Badass Biker: Street Fighter V shows she is quite skilled with a motorbike, often riding one throughout the Cinematic Story Mode. The bike gets destroyed during the final fight with Vega.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her default costume, her first alternate costume, Ultra Street Fighter IV's Summer Costume and her standard DLC outfit in V.
  • Becoming the Mask: Since she only joined Shadaloo to get close enough to kill Bison, it's likely the growing number of atrocities she's committed over the years brought her past the point of no return. Or at least very close to it, but this only proves the trope. After enough time away from Shadaloo following a failed attempt to kill Bison, she was willing to work as part of a team against him in which someone else would deal the killing blow and even helped out Cammy and Decapre for no real reason beyond vague curiosity and pure disgust towards Vega. She's still not very sane or a model human being, but is at least capable of some small virtue.
  • Big "NO!": In her Game Over animation. Seeing how she covers her eye, it looks more like a Skyward Scream of agony.
  • Blood Knight: Derives an almost erotic pleasure from fighting and killing.
  • Card Carrying Villainess: She knows she's evil and relishes every second of it. In fact, she'll tell you herself. She loves killing people.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Her pose in the Versus Character Splash screen has her bending her spine in a way that you can see the front of her as well as her rear in one shot. More justified than usual in this case, because Juri is a Contortionist.
  • Broken Ace: Yes, the girl needs to be locked in a rubber room and pumped with enough drugs to tranquilize a tiger after the horrifying shit she's taken and dished out over the years, but given that she managed to defeat Chun-Li, Guile, and Cammy in straight-up fights during her OVA, she's undeniably skilled. Some characters even take notice of her inner sadness.
    Menat: So, don't take this the wrong way, okay? But it seems to me that you're actually very lonely.
    Zeku: Suffering is pain. In pain, you will not find joy. Your sadness, profound.
    Blanka: You're like an injured animal. I feel bad for you.
    G: O, citizen of Earth, even when sorrow and pity till our hearts—no, precisely in such times, we are one!
  • Casting a Shadow: Her Ki Manipulation is a dark purple, and in V it's now a smoky grey.
  • Cat Girl: The buns in her hair and the sash on her waist gives her the appearance of one. Not to mention her amazing flexibility.
  • Character Tics: Her tendency to lick her lips and her weird and unsettling facial expressions.
  • Code Name: "Spider".
  • Combat Sadomasochist Whether it's getting hurt or giving hurt, it's all fair game to Juri.
  • Combat Stilettos: In her alternate costumes.
  • Continuity Nod: Her Shikusen special can be linked for 3 hits; the second hit is called "Second Impact" and the third is named "Third Strike".
  • Contortionist: She likes to show off her incredible dexterity, which is enough to place one of her legs over her head and pull on it. Her Kaisen Dankiraku right before impact has her shove her foot via back kick into the opponent, she then leans back in order to caress them before finishing them off.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Dishes these out with alarming regularity in her OVA. See One-Woman Army below.
  • Cyborg: Thanks to the bionic eye and all.
  • Dance Battler: Many of her moves in Street Fighter V make it look like she's breakdancing or doing ballet.
  • Dark Action Girl: The most straight-up example here.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Juri's father was a fearsome prosecutor who relentlessly pursued people connected to Shadaloo to bring them to justice. He became Shadaloo's target and one day Juri's family car was attacked. Her mother died, Juri was severely injured and lost her left eye, and her father was abducted and later executed live by Shadaloo, presumably to send a message to anyone else attempting to interfere with their goals.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Her OVA.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Her opponent's gender makes no difference to her as long as she gets to torture them.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Played With and Deconstructed in the UDON comics. As Juri discusses with Seth, her entire purpose in life was to avenge her parents' murder at Bison's hand and now that Bison was (seemingly) dead, that purpose was stolen from her. When Bison is revealed to be alive and in the service of the Illuminati, she turns on Seth and sides with Bison, biding her time and waiting for the perfect opportunity to take her revenge, only to find out that Twelve had been impersonating Bison all this time. With her reason for living gone once more, Juri turns to underground fight clubs to sate her bloodlust until she's confronted by Crimson Viper, who tells her Bison isn't dead and she can still take her revenge.
  • Disability Superpower: Her powers come from the Feng Shui Engine acting as an artificial eye after she lost her original one.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Could be seen as Evil Expy to Kim Kaphwan and Jhun Hoon. In V, Juri's new move Ryodansatsu, while intended to be a knock off to Chun-li's Hazanshu, ends up looking like she stole Kim's Hangetsuzan instead.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Subverted with her alternate costumes, where she dons Combat Stilettos, otherwise she's either completely barefoot or wearing Taekwondo straps. Her Street Fighter V outfit covers most of her body, but she keeps her toes sticking out.
  • Double Entendre:
    • A few of her win quotes against the other fighters are a bit... questionable.
    Juri: (Vs. Hugo) Finished already? Looks like size isn't the only thing that matters.
    Juri: (Vs. Evil Ryu) Keep staring at me like that and I may get a little more...frisky...ha ha ha...
    Juri: (Vs. Akuma) Ha ha ha! You sure know how to show a girl a good time! That was a blast!
    Juri: (Vs. Elena) Unfortunately for you, I'm not here to make friends. I'm after playthings.
    • The entendres continue in Street Fighter V.
    Juri: (Upon winning with low health) Was it good for you, too?
    Juri: (Vs. Birdie) I know better ways to use a chain. Want me to show you?
    Juri: (Vs. Chun-Li) Be a little more obedient. You want me to like you or not?
    Juri: (Generic Winquote #1) Hey, are you kidding me? You can't be done just yet!
    Juri: (Generic Winquote #2) I want to have extreme stimulation in everything I do.
  • The Dragon: For Seth. Briefly.
  • Didn't Think This Through: While it was likely best for Juri in the short term, considering Seth was actively contemplating killing her off for being too successful, she wasn't aware of that part, and she betrayed and murdered him purely For the Evulz. This leads to the end of S.I.N, her steady paycheck, and most importantly, maintenance and further development of the Feng Shui Engine, as her former organization was responsible for its creation and maintenance. Once Bison destroys her cybernetic eye, she has no way to replace her current Engine, being forced to scrounge for another, and having to settle with a grossly inferior prototype version of it.
  • Dragon Lady: A Korean villainess with Asian looking attire.
  • Dragon with an Agenda:
    • She does not serve Seth out of loyalty, only for the chance to kill. She also has been pitting Seth and Bison against each other.
    • Happens again in the UDON comics. When Bison is revealed to be alive and in the service of the Illuminati, Juri turns on Seth and sides with Bison, biding her time and waiting for the perfect moment to kill him. When she finally does... It turns out to be Twelve masquerading as Bison. She's not too thrilled to find out.
  • Education Mama: In the comics, her mother is the martial arts version and she harshly berates a young Juri when she messes up during Taekwondo practice. Her father, though strict, is more openly caring as he is visibly distraught when she is shot in the left eye.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Her powers come from the Feng Shui Engine in her eye, but even without it, her Taekwondo skills make her a deadly force to be reckoned with.
  • Enemy Mine: Rescues Cammy and Decapre from the police and protects them from Vega.
  • Energy Ball: Like many characters in the series, Juri is able to throw projectiles though it's actually a wave. Unlike any characters in the series, she throws them with her feet.
  • Establishing Character Moment: After receiving the Feng Shui Engine in her OVA, the first words she says tell you all you need to know about her.
    Juri: "So... let's go kill something."
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • In her OVA, Juri seems to hesitate when her only remaining possible victim (before Chun-Li rushes onto the scene) is a young child crying over his dead mother whose casualty was an unintended outcome of Juri's Feng Shui Engine test run. This likely stems back to Juri's own tragic backstory. Furthermore, it's stated on multiple occasions that even she has nothing but hatred for Shadaloo. That even shows in her win quotes against Ibuki and Sakura.
    Juri: "Whipping schoolgirls isn't my idea of fun, sister."
    • If her win quote against Blanka in V is to be believed, she's normally against cruelty to animals, but is willing to make an exception with Blanka.
  • Evil Counterpart: She is one to Chun-Li. They both had their fathers murdered by Shadaloo for actively trying to take down the organization when they were just kids and both subsequently swore revenge on M. Bison, but they differ in that while Chun-Li was able to move past her hatred and was able to turn herself into a force of good that defends the weak (she even forgives her father's killer, Cammy, in the UDON comic), Juri succumbed to her hatred, despises heroes (possibly because no one saved her family) and became an instrument of death to the point she admits to Seth that the fun of wanton destruction is all she has going for her at the end of it all (when she thought Bison died). They have similar move-sets ex: Juri spins vertically while Chun-li spins horizontally, they both have an unusual dive kick of sorts (one coming straight down and the other coming in at an angle), they both have fireballs that can't reach the full length of the screen, etc. Street Fighter V adds another element by making Juri's thighs look bigger, making her even more visually similar to Chun Li. Chun-Li's win quote against her in the same game also lampshades this.
    Chun-Li: If we've both lost the same thing, then why are we so different?
  • Evil Laugh: Happens a lot.
  • Evil Tastes Good: Licking her lips is practically her Catchphrase. It's also the sign she's going to beat you within an inch of your life.
  • Extremity Extremist: Averted. She, despite being a Taekwondo practitioner, uses punches. However, she's still a Kick Chick, more or less. She only has medium and light punches. Her hard "punches" are kick attacks.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one temporarily in the SSFIV OVA, after her left eye malfunctions as she's about to kill Chun-Li. Also wears one in the UDON comics. She now wears it as a part of her default outfit in Street Fighter V. Though she takes it off after activating her V-Trigger or Critical Art, putting it back on the next round.
  • Eye Scream:
    • The UDON comics reveal she was shot in the left eye during Shadaloo's assassination attempt on her father.
    • Happens again in her story mode in V where a fight with Bison results in him ripping the Feng-Shui Engine out of her eye, forcing her to infiltrate an abandoned S.I.N lab to find a new one, resulting in her wearing an eyepatch.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • Mostly an In-Universe example as Poison flat out calls her this, what with the Ax-Crazy attitude.
    • The Street Fighter V story mode provides an excellent example of what Poison means. During her introduction scene, Rashid and Azam just stare at her, but a moment later she pulls a Nightmare Face while calling them both out for a fight and Rashid immediately changes his view of her.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Makes no excuses for who she is and her crazy behavior.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Her default outfits in both IV and V include these.
  • Flash Step: Her Kasatushi. Juri makes a teasing gesture and if her opponent hits her, she dashes to a different location depending on which punch button is pressed. However, this will not work with throws or attacks that break armor.
  • For the Evulz: She joined S.I.N. for fun and it's pretty much her raison d'etre for everything she does.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • Downplayed. Her parents were killed by Shadaloo and it's the driving force behind her motivations, but Juri rarely mentions her parents nor does she seem to dwell on it too much. Played straight in UDON when she finally runs into Bison after finding out he's not dead and she has him at his most vulnerable. She proceeds to savagely beat him all while giving him the "remember my face" speech about how he killed her family and left her for dead and how she's been waiting her whole life for this one moment to finally have her revenge, even throwing Bison's iconic Catchphrase right in his face…
    Juri: I've bided my time working for S.I.N. and Shadaloo for an eternity, waiting and dreaming of the pain I'd inflict upon you the instant you showed a moment of weakness. You still don't even know who I am, do you? Do you even remember killing my parents and leaving their disfigured daughter for dead? Of course not. It was such a trivial matter for you. It was like stepping on a bug while taking a stroll, wasn't it? Just another ordinary Tuesday. Look at me now, Bison, and let this little spider be the last thing you ever remember.
    • …and then it turns out to be Twelve impersonating Bison. Needless to say, she's none too happy.
  • Glass Cannon: She's a fast character, and unlike Chun-Li or Cammy, Juri does not lack strength. But like most female characters, her health is below average.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When her left eye's glowing, that's a dangerous sign.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Seth plans on offing her if she becomes too successful.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Her English voice has some random Japanese words.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Delivers one to Cammy, evoking Not So Different and calling her out for thinking that her brainwashing will allow her to avoid responsibilities for her actions as an agent of Shadaloo. Cammy doesn't give a Shut Up, Hannibal!, but there is a pretty fierce Death Glare directed at Juri.
  • The Hedonist: She outright says that as long as she's having fun, she's happy. Too bad her idea of "fun" involves people getting hurt.
  • High Collar of Doom: Her outfit in Street Fighter V has one.
  • Hime Cut: Has one as part of her alternative outfits. Though she is definitely not a proper lady by any means.
  • Horned Hairdo: Her hair is tied to resemble this.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Seems to believe this.
    Chun-Li: "All the innocent lives you destroyed!"
    Juri: "Give me a break, sweetie. There's no such thing as innocent. It must suck to be so stupid."
  • Hypocrite: She has a habit of calling people out on things she's arguably far more guilty of. She calls Vega a pervert for attacking the Dolls to sate his obsession with beauty, when she treats pretty much all of her fights with anyone like a BDSM session. Also calls Cammy out for the "sins" she committed while brainwashed when she does horrible things for kicks, and loves every minute of it.
  • Insane Troll Logic: In addition to ignoring the fact being someone's involuntary mind-puppet is pretty much the most blame-absolving excuse there is, she conveniently ignores the fact that Cammy's been fighting Shadaloo partially to make up for her past (the other reasons being it's her job and the right thing to do) where Juri does and serves evil because it's her idea of a good time.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: For Juri, Sex Is Violence.
  • It Amused Me: Her reasons for doing anything, whether good or bad. Juri does what she wants and seems like the most "fun" (aka, leads to violence or at least mischief). For example, she decides to help Cammy and Decapre escape from the law in Brazil because the idea that the straight-laced Cammy would go on the lam for her brainwashed "sister", whom she would still probably have to kill anyway, was just too good an opportunity to pass up.
  • Jerkass: Easily one of the most violent, sadistic, psychopathic, and flat out unpleasant characters in the series next to Bison and Vega, a stark contrast to Cammy and Chun-Li. She only seems to show begrudging respect to those who can put up a good fight, but even then that offers no protection from her sadism. Her dislike of hurting children and her hatred of Shadaloo (see Even Evil Has Standards) seem to be the only real redeemable traits she has.
  • Kick Chick: Probably even moreso than Chun-Li, to the point that her "heavy punch" is in fact a kick.
  • Lack of Empathy:
    • Juri cares only for herself. Everything else is either a toy or an insect as far as she's concerned. Best exemplified by this exchange between her and one of the scientists she's sent to kill in her OVA.
    S.I.N scientist: You're crazy! Get any closer, and I'll start taking out hostages! (Fearfully points his gun at a mother and her child)
    Juri: Go ahead, what do I care? These people are worthless. And you, you're worth even less..
  • Lag Cancel:
    • Her Feng Shui Engine performs this mechanic in SFIV, allowing Juri to cancel normal attacks into other normal attacks.
    • Her "storage"-based moveset in SFV also revolves around it, with one stored move able to cancel into another; typically, the fireball is cancelled into last because the other two are unsafe. The Feng Shui Engine (her V-Trigger I) performs the same job it did in IV, with the added benefit of requiring no storage for any move.
  • Laughing Mad: Whenever she's beating the stuffing out of someone.
  • Lean and Mean: Though not without some muscle.
  • Magitek: More like "Kitek", but, hey, technicalities.
  • Mana Drain: Her V-Trigger II gives her the ability to drain her opponent's EX gauge by standing next to them.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Possibly the biggest one (after Poison and Laura, of course) in the series, not helped by her revealing costumes and seductive personality.
  • Nightmare Face: Is known to make these quite often to intimidate or even lure her opponents, with two of the most infamous occuring in Bison's SSFIV ending, and before fighting Rashid during the cinematic story of SFV.
  • Not So Different:
    • Pulls this on Cammy in their rival battle and in her OVA, stating that the both of them are cold-blooded killers and that Cammy is merely being the hero to try to hide her "sins".
    Juri: I bet we have a lot in common. After all, you were a member of this little fan club once. I bet you killed tons of people. And you still think you're the good guys. Makes me want to puke.
    • The Street Fighter V cinematic story mode makes this even clearer, with Juri going out of her way to protect Cammy and Decapre, while later helping them retrieve the other dolls.
  • Obviously Evil: At no point can this girl pass for a good guy with her violent sadism.
  • One-Man Army: In her OVA, a bunch of armed soldiers, Chun-Li, Bison's elite guard, Guile, and Cammy are no match for her.
  • Orgasmic Combat: Tends to let out some pretty erotic moans during combat.
  • Parental Abandonment: Thanks to Shadaloo.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Want proof? Look at her OVA. She manages to completely destroy an amusement park and kill everyone in there save for one person using the Feng Shui Engine. Keep in mind that she was using a prototype at the time.
  • Pet the Dog: She gained nothing from helping out Cammy and Decapre, yet she helped them out anyway, even defending them from Vega.
  • Photographic Memory: Claims to have this.
  • Power High: After gaining Ki-based powers from the Feng-Shui Engine she proclaims, "Mmm... I like it. I can feel waves of ki energy surging through my whole body," in a very suggestive way.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Juri wants nothing but chaos and violence (and the destruction of Shadaloo). However, she's very perceptive and knows quite well when to hold back on doing something immediately evil or destructive because it'll pay off with an opportunity for more later on.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Her default expression.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her eyes, clothing, and special moves are colored purple and she's quite strong.
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": If you hear her laughing hysterically, it usually means someone's getting beaten up.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Though it's normally tied up in a Horned Hairdo. Her summer costume in USFIV and has her letting it all hang out.
  • Revenge: In the UDON comics, she wants revenge against Bison and Shadaloo for killing her parents. In the games, it is less clear if this is still the case, as her SFIV ending insinuates that her desire to kill Bison has less to do with avenging her parents and more to do with appeasing her lust for violence and taking over Shadaloo for herself.
  • The Rival: To Chun-Li. While her rivalry with Cammy is a huge case of It's Personal, she merely sees Chun-Li as a fun distraction at best. Likewise Chun-Li holds no personal animosity towards Juri and sees putting her away as just part of her job. She even expresses sympathy for Juri, knowing full well what it's like to have one's parents murdered by Shadaloo.
  • Sadist: She really gets off on hurting others.
  • Seductive Spider: Spiders are Juri's Animal Motif, and she's sadistic Amazonian Beauty with plenty of Psycho Lesbian and BDSM overtones.
  • Sensual Spandex: Juri's default outfit in Street Fighter V.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Doesn't help that the straps of her shirt look more like a tattoo than clothing material.
  • Sexy Walk: Her normal walk looks like this.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Chun-Li. Juri represents what Chun-Li would've been had she let her hatred for Bison and her desire for revenge consume her.
  • Slasher Smile: Her Psychotic Smirk upgrades into this when she's feeling particularly sadistic.
  • The Sociopath: Simply put, Juri does what Juri wants. And if people get hurt, she's cool with it.
  • Spy Catsuit: Her default outfit in Street Fighter V is a skin-tight bodysuit that covers everything but her fingers and toes.
  • Straw Nihilist: Implied. As her win quote in Versus Mode shows, Juri feels that life is meaningless and only seems to find any real joy in fighting and killing.
    Juri: "Learn to fight like me, and you'll realize how boring everything else is."
  • Stripperiffic: Almost all of her costumes.
  • This Cannot Be!:
    • In Japanese, she says "Sonna bakana!" when K.O.'ed. Translated, it'd be along the lines of "I can't believe it!"
    • In English, however, it's "I'll have my revenge!" If you K.O. with a light punch, light kick or Focus Attack so that she K.O.s in a crumple state though, she still says "I can't believe this..."
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Says this word for word in Seth's V Story Mode when she sees how transplanting his mind in a "female body" and calling him a toy causes him to go after her.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: She enjoys receiving pain as much as she enjoys giving it, particularly if she's fighting strong opponents.
  • Turned Against Their Masters:
    • In her ending, she used Seth's tournament as a distraction while she plotted to take over S.I.N.
    • But the reverse happens in Seth's ending, as she decided to follow him because of the fun she's having.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Korean and one-eyed.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The UDON comic gives an insight into Juri's backstory and shows was once a kind, innocent, and somewhat reserved girl who wanted to make her strict, but loving parents proud, a far cry from hedonistic, sociopathic sadist she is today. It took Shadaloo murdering her parents to turn her into cold-blooded killer obsessed with becoming a pure embodiment of death. Compare this image of her as a kid to this image of her now and it's quite jarring to see the difference.
  • Vapor Wear: Her second alternate costume.
  • Villain Team-Up: Teams up with the Illuminati in V to take down Bison.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Jolyne Cujoh from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Wild Card: In SFV, she isn't on anyone's "side". She doesn't want Bison to win, but she isn't on friendly terms with the heroes, either. Her assistance only lasts as long as she finds it amusing.
  • Worthy Opponent: Has shades of this with Ryu, Ken, Akuma and Oni as they're the only fighters in the game that she does not have resounding contempt for.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Pretty much Juri's only redeeming factor. As sadistic and violent as she is, she draws the line at hurting kids.
    • However, Juri's win quote against Makoto suggests she intends to kill the latter. Could be justified by the brutal nature of Makoto's fighting style, though.
  • You Killed My Father: Lost her parents to Shadaloo and Bison.

    Hakan 
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Oil-Covered Daddy
"Never fought a Turkish wrestler before? Glad I could enlighten you!"
Origin: Turkey flag 
Fighting style: Yağlı Güreş (Turkish oil-wrestling)
Voiced by: note 
The Turkish CEO of the world's leading cooking oil company, and a practitioner of the national sport of Yağlı Güreş otherwise known as oil-wrestling. His in-game self reflects this with lots of oiled-up grappling and even a move that has him apply more oil to his body, powering up his moves for a short time and making him faster.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: His wife Melike has a fairly petite build, despite having given birth to seven daughters.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Tomato red skin, sky blue hair(?).
    • There's an explanation for that: Hakan stays oiled up all the time. Turkey is a sunny place. What does Oil + Sunshine create? At first, a tan. But Hakan did go beyond that. Ken even notes that he "looks a little crisp." The hair is probably blue because he uses oil for that, too and they didn't want to give him black hair.
    • In reference to his hair—the appearance of Hakan's hair is a pun, as he is Turkish and the Japanese word for Turkey is "Toruko", his hair resembles stone and the Japanese word for stone is "Ishi", and his hair color is turquoise and the Japanese word for turquoise is "Toruko Ishi". This holds true for European languages as well: the English word turquoise comes from the Old French turqueise which literally means "Turkish [stone]".
  • Animal Motifs: Both his beltbuckle and the barrel that he uses to "oil up" seems to share the same leonine theme.
  • Anime Hair: His hair is curled into very short ringlets that look like giant barnacles. In one of his taunts, he expresses concern that his opponent will mess it up. His daughters appear to have inherited this style, or at least style it like their father.
  • Badass Mustache
  • Bear Hug: One of his special grabs. (However, because he is slippery, the opponent flies off instead of getting crushed.)
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Very much so.
  • Catchphrase: "Looks like it's time to oil up!"
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: In his versus silhouette.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: While he loves and cares for his wife and daughters, he's rather pleasant to the major part of the Action Girls in the cast (barring Viper and Juri), if his post-battle lines are signs. i.e., he's concerned about Cammy being a bit young for the army in his view, praises Elena's height, cheerfully supports Ibuki's quest to find a boyfriend and Makoto's trecking in search of good opponents, tells Poison that he'll be her sponsor if she gets enough fans, etc.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He definitely doesn't look that threatening, and can seem to be quite silly. But underestimate him at your own peril.
  • Cultured Badass: In his own Turkish cultured way, he's pretty refined as well.
  • Doting Parent: Implied in his first line in his character trailer and confirmed in his ending, when the seven little girls come greet him and Hakan is quite happy to see them.
  • Dreadful Musician: As much as his daughters love him, they can't stand his singing.
  • Dumb Muscle: Has shades of this, as shown in his opening or in Seth's rival scene. Could be more of a Genius Ditz, though, considering he's rich and a good fighter.
  • Everybody Knew Already: Despite Capcom's best efforts to keep him under wraps before his planned debut, he was mentioned as far back as September '09 when details of the game first emerged.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: C. Viper almost says this word-for-word.
  • Family Man: Hakan certainly loves his wife and his children.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry
  • Friend to All Children: He has children himself.
  • Gentle Giant: Though not a bad guy and he's a friendly father, he actually subverts it during his opening, when he attacks a man he mistakes for an industry spy without listening to him.
  • The Grappler: He is a grappler within a similar vein to Zangief, T. Hawk and Hugo, utilizing the same "360 degree" motion. He also has other throws in his repertoire, along with an "Oil up" mechanic that increases his movement speed, and both the damage and range of his throws.
  • Happily Married: And he's got the multitude of daughters to prove it!
  • Honest Corporate Executive: He runs his huge oil company without falling into corrupt tactics, and in his quote against M. Bison he openly rejects the idea of cutting any economic deals with Shadaloo.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Him and his wife Melike.
  • I Have a Family: A wife and septuplet daughters, to be specific.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's a giant of a man, and yet all that oil means he moves across the screen like (literally) greased lightning.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Hakan' means 'king' in Turkish, and 'Melike' ('may-lee-kay', his wife) means 'queen'.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes are completely white, though unlike villainous characters such as M.Bison and Sagat, who also possess eyes of this type, he's a good-hearted character.
  • Murderous Thighs
  • Nice Hat: In one of his alternate costumes, he wears a classic turkish Fez.
  • No Brows
  • No Indoor Voice: He's not a quiet man.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "Looks like it's time to oil up!"
  • Remember the New Guy?: Hakan and E. Honda are old friends, to the point where the former casually calls the later "Edmond". SSFIV marks Hakan's debut in the Street Fighter continuity. Also both of their fighting styles are similar.
  • The Rival: Has a Friendly Rivalry with E. Honda. Strangely, Hakan is the second rival of both C. Viper and Seth.
  • Slippery Skid: His oiled-up body allows him to slide along the floor into opponents.
  • The Idiot from Ankara: He speaks in Kansai-ben in the Japanese version, despite being Turkishnote . In the English version, he speaks with a thick Turkish accent instead.
  • There Are No Good Executives: Averted: Hakan has his own company, but aside from his hot temper, he's one of the good guys.
  • Theme Naming: Hakan's every single Special, Super or Ultra move has the word "oil" in it. No idea why.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Hakan is a very strange looking man, but he has a gorgeous wife and seven children.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A rather odd case. Most characters in Street Fighter who are clearly human in appearance run the entire gamut of naturally occurring hair colors. Hakan's is turquoise colored, probably as a result of oils. But when looking at his seven kids, it could be hereditary.

Debuting in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

    Oni 
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Destroyer of Heaven
"I alone have mastered the art of combat! My murderous intent shall never fade!"
Origin: Japan flag 
Fighting style: Ansatsuken
Voiced by: note 
Fully named Kuruoshiki Oni ("Mad Demon"). He is a non-canon What If? character that explores the question "What if Akuma fully mastered the Satsui no Hado?" The answer is Oni: an even more demonic version of Akuma with blue skin, completely red eyes, and glowing light-blue hair. Upon completely mastering it, the Satsui no Hado within Akuma consumes him, body and soul, transforming him into a divine monster. Akuma's consciousness, and with it his code as a warrior, are now locked away inside his own psyche as the evil energy takes over. Now, as Oni, he only craves destruction, and utilizes virtually godlike power in order to fulfill the Satsui no Hado's will.
For tropes on him, see Akuma's page.

Debuting in Ultra Street Fighter IV

    Poison 
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This Rose Has Thorns
"Can't start the show without the star, right?"
Origin: USA flag 
Fighting style: Self-taught acrobatic fighting
Voiced by: note 
An ex-member of the Mad Gear gang. Poison grew up in an orphanage along with her best friend Roxy, and the two were eventually recruited by Belger. After the gang's downfall and Belger's death, Poison turned over a new leaf and decided to pave a path for herself to stardom and success. Though she is more known nowadays for her managerial and business savviness via acting as the manager of Hugo Andore, Poison is a capable fighter in her own right, using a fighting style combining the usage of a whip, acrobatics, and pro wrestling.

Confirmed as a returning character for V, now sporting a longer whip and a more stylized version of her iconic look.


  • '80s Hair: Bright pink, feathered tresses complete with wide, angular bangs. Justified, in that she made her Final Fight debut in 1989.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: If one of her old Final Fight endings is still canon, she is madly in love with Cody, despite him having 0 interest in her. Though, he no longer thinks negatively of her in later games.
  • All Women Love Shoes: According to her biography, Poison loves high heels.
  • Amazonian Beauty: In IV like Juri, it's mostly in the abs department. In V on the other hand, she straight-up looks like a fitness model, with feminine curves, but being muscular all over.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Her most famous trait, and sufficiently debated to the point that a fan actually made a documentary about Poison's sex. According to Final Fight Director Akira Nishitani, Poison was originally intended to be a cisgender woman, but became a "newhalf"note  in order to mitigate American concerns about hitting women. This alone has led to debate due to the fact that the term "newhalf" is used both in the Japanese manual and the concept art, while Nishitani said this change happened after release. (In fact, the whole issue was initially side-stepped by having Poison's sprite replaced with an unambiguously male character, and later appearances of Poison in the west referred to the character as a male crossdresser). Since then, interviews with current and former employees are all over the place — Nishitani has said that Poison "could be male" but in his personal view Poison was female, while Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono once indicated that Poison is a post-op transsexual in the West, while in Japan she was simply "tucking her business away to look female", but has more recently indicated Capcom did not have a stance and that it was up to the player to decide. Capcom has made some jokes about it, such as a few character quotes in Street Fighter X Tekken (the first game where she was playable) noticing how "manly" she seems for a woman, many of which ended up cut from the Western release after Capcom worked with GLAAD to minimize potentially transphobic content. The issue is also jokingly referenced in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, where Poison says that being gossiped about is just proof of her popularity. Also, knocking her into the computer in Lair of the Four Kings, which normally causes a reading of the character's stats to appear on the screen, an "unknown" reading appears where the gender normally is, and she has 1000 points of health in Ultra, which some player communities informally call "man health" as most females in Capcom fighters have less than that.
  • Ascended Extra: She has appeared as a background character in the Alpha games, as well as in Hugo's winposes and endings, but (ignoring Final Fight Revenge) it wasn't until Street Fighter X Tekken that she finally became a playable character. She eventually made her first playable appearance in the main Street Fighter series with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Since then, Poison has proven to be very popular among much of the playerbase, both for her gameplay and unique design as a sexually ambiguous character, ranking very high in Capcom's popularity poll. This newfound popularity has since paid off, as Poison once again returns in V. She even lampshades her newfound status among the fandom.
    "Being gossiped about is proof of my popularity!"
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Glancing underneath Poison's tank-top (which has a serious case of Underboobs) during certain animations reveals her breasts lack nipples.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a very short top.
  • Berserk Button: While she doesn't care about people gossiping about her personally, anyone gossiping about her failing wrestling venture does get her angry, as her own wrestlers find out the hard way.
  • Combat Pragmatist: If brandishing a whip isn't bad enough, her first V-Trigger in V has her throw MOLOTOV COCKTAILS at her opponents.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Poison's comments in her Character Story in V carries heavy subtext of facing Trans Tribulations, though she's actually talking about Hugo being a born fighter.
    Poison: There are some things we just can't control. You could be born to a rich family, or to a family living in a garbage dump. Whether you're a man or a woman, you can't choose how you're born into this world.
  • Face of the Band: In-universe, after scouting for talent in Ultra, she manages to talk Rolento, Hugo, Guy, Cody, Ryu, and Ken into forming a KISS-style rock band.
  • Fun Personified: A decidedly sexy kind of fun, but still.
  • Freudian Excuse: She was raised in an orphanage and lived a life of poverty along with probably being a transgender woman and having to pay for hormones while living in said poverty. It's not particularly suprising she turned to a life of crime.
  • Groin Attack: The end of her 2nd Ultra. Ouch.
  • Heel–Face Turn: No longer affiliated with the Mad Gear gang. Moreover, she's 100% done with being a criminal, and has absolutely no intention of going back, as some of her win quotes attest to.
    to Abel: "I can sympathize, but the future is what's important. Not the past." note 
  • Hidden Depths: Seems to have accompanied her growing an actual personality when she transitioned from Final Fight to Street Fighter. Aside from having an unrequited crush on Cody, she has become a successful professional wrestler, and if her ending is anything to go by, has impressive latent musical talents and enough charisma to lead a very popular band.
  • Innocently Insensitive: As a result of her bad childhood, she's often rude and insensitive to people without realizing so. Her calling Hugo a potato caused him to become incredibly angry at her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She still frequently insults people and acts insensitive, but it's clear with her interactions with Roxy and other people that she's a fundementally decent person.
  • Lower-Class Lout: A boorish street-punk and once gang-member.
  • Meaningful Name: Poison was named after the late '80s glam-metal band Poison, known for their effeminate dress sense and use of make up, by an unnamed female employee at Capcom.
  • Musical Theme Naming: Much like other Final Fight enemies, her name is a rock music reference, specifically to the 80's hair band Poison.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's attractive, she's scantily-clad, the camera makes a great deal out of both, and whilst most characters have movesets based on various real-world martial arts (or some sort of sci-fi/fantasy weirdness), hers is dominatrix-themed.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a leather-queen cap.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Poison.
  • Nice Hat/Chained by Fashion
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has really long hair. Her default outfit in V shortens its length, but also makes it more horizontal.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted with her personality. The hair color is part of her design as a criminal street fighter (no pun intended) from the 80's.
  • Satellite Character: Roxy, who grew up in the same orphanage as Poison and is typically implied to be one of Poison's closest friends.
  • Sexophone: In keeping with her character, her theme music in both IV and V is a sleazy, raspy saxophone piece with a Hammond organ accompaniment, which evokes a stripper taking to the pole, or a drag-queen strutting her way onto the main-stage.
  • Sexy Walk: Carried over from X Tekken.
  • She's a Man in Japan: At the earliest point in her development, Poison was intended to be a cisgendered female, but became transgender in order to bypass American concerns about hitting women; now she's either a cis woman, pre-op, or post-op, and Word of God is that there's no official stance as to what her sex is. The controversy and confusion adds to her popularity which, as of late, is Capcom's intention.
  • She's Got Legs: Thanks to her mini shorts and pumps.
  • Shout-Out: Poison was named after the late '80s glam-metal band Poison, known for their effeminate dress sense and use of make up, by an unnamed female employee at Capcom.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Actually in the Final Fight series, but since she and Cody are in the SF games as well, this trope does count for Cody's backstory. The corrupt cop Edi. E framed Cody for Poison's own crimes (street fighting), sending him to prison.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'9", tying with C. Viper, Laura, and Falke as the third-tallest female Street Fighter character after Elena (6'0") and Rose (5'10").
  • Stripperific: She sports a miniscule pair of denim daisy-dukes, and a tiny T-shirt that barely covers her boobs.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's a brash street punk who used to beat up people for a living, tried to become a professional wrestler, and started a heavy metal band, but she also loves high-heels, is always wearing lipstick, and has her hair dyed pink.
  • The Tease: Everything about her is sexual, but at no point has she ever been demonstrated as sexually desiring someone else.
  • Third-Person Seductress: Poison is considered one of the sexiest characters in both franchises of the shared Street Fighter/Final Fight universe, both due to her highly sexualized looks, behavior and moveset, and because she's the only transfemale character (maybe). So in addition to the people attracted to her sexually, she's also beloved by the trans community for being their only self-insert character.
  • Transgender Fetishization: Provides the page image. Greatly implied to be transgender, and aside from Juri, she's the most provocative character in the setting, regularly wears some of the most revealing clothing, and even her fighting style is based on a dominatrix. In X Tekken, she had very little personality or story beyond that, and her ambiguous sex was often alluded to or joked about. This would be toned down by a significant bit in IV and V as they fleshed out more of her personality beyond these aspects, but she's still pretty high on sex appeal.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Poison does.
  • Whip It Good: Her signature riding crop returns in all its glory. V swaps out the riding crop for an actual whip, and she got more moves utilizing it.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Her back throw is a frankensteiner, and after Love Me Tender can perform a Poison Rana on the foe to boot.

    Decapre 
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Deadly Shadow
"Execute."
Origin: Russia flag  / Shadaloo
Fighting style: Shadaloo elite fighting techniques
Voiced by: note 
One of Bison's Dolls. While Juri ended up severely crippling the majority of the Dolls, Bison managed to keep at least one of them still active. Decapre's motives are unclear. She works under Bison's direct orders like the rest of the Dolls, and it is hinted that she is searching for Cammy as one of her targets. She also has memories of the scary childhood of growing up as a lab experiment.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Her burns cover a smaller part of her face on Ultra SFIV then when her face was first shown in the UDON comics. And in V, the burns look less severe.
  • Amazonian Beauty: In the same vein as most of the females in the cast. Her Summer Vacation DLC outfit (care of Udon) however emphasizes just how ripped she is even compared to the rest of the cast (even Cammy).
  • Ascended Extra: Her first appearance was in Street Fighter Alpha 3 during the boss fight introduction against Juli and Juni.
  • Ax-Crazy: We're talking Juri levels.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Cammy during the Street Fighter V story mode, fittingly at the Shadaloo base while working to take down Bison once and for all.
  • Berserk Button: Cammy. To the point where she will attack her on sight regardless of her prior orders or mission objectives. As shown in her ending, when Cammy arrives after she's defeated Seth, she goes from calculated assassin to shrieking madwoman as she attempts to kill her.
    I'll end you! I'll destroy every part of you! KILL YOU!!
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: She has a retractable blade in each of her gauntlets.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She's been heavily conditioned from birth to be an assassin and only follow Bison's orders.
  • Canon Immigrant: While she did show up in Alpha, that was just a Palette Swap to give some level of visual difference between the dolls. UDON was the one that gave her more of a backstory which Capcom ran with, so technically her character is more from the comics.
  • Cat Suit: Like the other Dolls, she wears one.
  • Charged Attack: The "Hold" variety like most other characters in the series. She seems to be a Charged Attack version of Cammy.
  • Charge-Input Special: She can use "Scramble" to do a short-range teleport forward or diagonally upwards, which can be followed up by either landing or slamming straight down, a sliding kick, or a dive kick, depending on the button pressed and which version of the move she did. Her "Psycho Sting" is a fast lunging uppercut, and she also has Cammy's "Spiral Arrow" as a charge input, except it's an air-only move. She's rather unusual for a charge character in that she's very rushdown and mix-up-focused, a very rare trait for charge characters in the series.
  • Cool Mask: Has had three different types of metallic mask amongst her appearances, one which covers her face entirely, one which exposes her mouth and nose, and another with a glowing One-Way Visor.
  • Cloning Blues: She's a clone of Cammy, but unlike Cammy, is still under Bison's manipulation. If Capcom takes anything from her character in the Udon comics (as they have done for other characters), then she's actually a failed prototype of Cammy.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: The black mask on her face is certainly sinister looking, but it's unknown if it serves any combat purposes. In the Udon comics, the left side of her face is horribly burned and scarred.
    • The pre-production art that Capcom released shows that she's scarred here as well, though not as severely as in the comics, which use the Alpha 3 design, wherein Decapre's mask was full-face, so the artists drew the scars going all the way down to her mouth's height; her Ultra mask leaves her mouth exposed while hiding any nasty bits, so her face is only slightly burnt up until the cheek (still on the left side, though).
    • And then there's her Madwoman in the Attic alternate costume in Ultra...
  • Death Equals Redemption: In her ending, Decapre's body begins to deteriorate. Bison says she only has moments left, but could save her if Cammy worked out an agreement. Even though Decapre swore to kill Cammy until the very end, when she sees Cammy standing over her, ready to defend her from Bison, she tries to comfort Cammy by saying the same words that Cammy said to comfort her when they were children, just before blacking out. She seems to have found some sort of peace in her final moments. Don't worry, the ending is not canon.
  • Demoted to Extra: She appears again in Street Fighter V as an NPC opponent. She was originally meant to be a playable character in the game in lieu of Cammy, but due to the negative backlash of Decapre's debut, Cammy was brought back instead.
  • Dramatic Unmask: We get to see what's underneath the mask in her arcade ending. She's a clone of Cammy, and she's dying.
  • Energy Ball: Her Psycho Stream Ultra fires a large slow-moving one.
  • Flash Step: Has couple of teleporting moves which is accomplished with this.
  • Foil: To Cammy. In a sense, Decapre represents who Cammy would have turned out to be had she not escaped Bison's clutches, and likewise Cammy also represents what Decapre could have been had she only been free of Bison. Their similar design and moveset also purposefully evokes that.
  • Fragile Speedster: Just like Cammy.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to send her off into a frenzy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being rescued by Cammy and breaking free of Bison's control in V, she protects her from Vega.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Inverted, to contrast with Cammy. She's a cold-hearted dog lover.
  • Knife Nut: Uses claws like Vega, except these ones are retractable.
  • Machine Monotone: If she's not going nuts, her voice is usually monotone.
  • Moveset Clone: Averted, she only retains a couple of special attacks from Cammy, both of which she uses very differently. Her Cannon Drill is not only now a charge move, but it can ony be done in the air (while Cammy can only do hers on the ground). Meanwhile, her Cannon Strike is now a follow up to her new Scramble teleport move (whereas Cammy could do it anytime on jump in).
  • Robo Speak: Due to her being a brainwashed slave of Bison's, much of her dialogue and win quotes are comprised of short, to-the-point words or phrases. More prominent in the Japanese dialogue where she speaks in the quintessential dull monotone.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Like the other Dolls, her Cat Suit exposes her back.
  • Temporal Theme Naming: Decapre is Russian for "December", going along with the names of all the other dolls. However, the proper romanization of the Russian word is "Dekabr", not "Decapre" (which is likely just a phonetic spelling), and her name should be properly said "dee-KAH-br", not "d'CAP-ree".
  • Tragic Monster: One of the most tragic characters in the game. She was a clone of Cammy, an innocent little girl brainwashed into psychotic rage and otherwise emotionless obedience, but still retaining flashes of her traumatic childhood of being conditioned and experimented upon.
  • Unstoppable Rage: She has a near Broly-level hatred for Cammy.
    I hate your lying face! HATE YOU! HATE YOU!! HATE YOU!!!
  • Wrestler in All of Us: As a Cammy clone, she naturally has her German Suplex and Frankensteiner grabs.


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