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  • Christmas Rushed: There's a very good chance the SNES port was this, seeing as how many features it lacked, which suggests production was rushed so it could be a launch title.
  • Direct-to-Video: Final Fight 2 and Final Fight 3 were made specifically for the SNES without any prior arcade versions at a time Capcom were making most of their belt-scrollers for the arcades.
  • Dueling Games: With Streets of Rage.
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  • Franchise Killer: Streetwise sold and was received poorly, spelling an end to Final Fight as a standalone franchise. Some of the more popular characters (Guy, Cody, Haggar, Maki, Poison, Rolento, etc.) began making appearances in the Street Fighter series as early as Street Fighter Alpha.
  • Life Imitates Art: The game actually came out before Jesse Ventura entered politics.
  • Name's the Same:
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  • Port Overdosed: In close competition with Double Dragon for the title of "most-ported beat 'em up ever". Almost every contemporary home computer and console had a version, and Capcom has frequently re-released it since then, too.
  • Significant Reference Date: The amount of points the player gets when picking up Edi.E's gum at full health is 42910. This number forms a date: 42, September 10th. Said date is developer Akira Nishitani's birthday, but the 42 doesn't refer to the Gregorian year 1942, but "Showa 42" (which is actually 1967).
  • Shrug of God: Poison's sex:
    • When asked about her, Yoshinori Ono said Capcom doesn't have an official policy to what Poison's sex is, stating that in North America, she is a post-op transsexual, but in Japan, she is a pre-op transsexual/futanari/newhalf who "tucks her business away to look female". However, this seemed to have changed when Street Fighter X Tekken made some trap references regarding Poison in some characters' winquotes. As a result, Capcom received angry complaints from a LGBT group accusing them of being transphobic. Capcom would later change these winquotes into something less offensive. Additionally, Ono retracted his previous statement regarding Poison.
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    • Akira Nishitani, one of the developers who worked on the original Final Fight, believes that Poison's sex is up to the player to decide.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda:
    • For years, it has been speculated that there was a Final Fight animated series with The Ocean Group doing the voice work much like they did for Mega Man, Street Fighter and Darkstalkers. Sites like IMDB even used to have a full voice cast for the show. It's uncertain whether the show never existed, a Pilot Episode was produced but went into obscurity like Battletoads, or if the series was planned but never materialized. Granted the Street Fighter animated series did end up having a Final Fight episode but still.
    • Fans reached a general consensus that the first game was inspired by Streets of Fire, given its similar plot and character names, but according to this video the game's producer had never even heard of the movie.
    • Streetwise's poor sales is the reason Capcom Studio 8 was shut down. It's unknown if that's truly the case, though even if it isn't, it certainly didn't help the studio.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The first game was originally going to a sequel of the original Street Fighter titled Street Fighter '89. The game was showcased under the title in Japanese trade shows before it was changed due to feedback.
    • According to Seth Killian, Rolento was initially going to be named Lawrence.
    • Final Fight: Streetwise:
      • The developers of Streetwise are said to have wanted to develop a game in the style of the original games, only to have changed it at Capcom USA's insistence to make it more like Grand Theft Auto.
      • Vanessa was supposed to be a playable character in the story mode of Streetwise.
      • Poison was supposed to be included in Streetwise.
      • Sodom was slated for an appearance in Streetwise. Concept art shows him sporting a more modernized version of his attire (namely ragged jeans).
  • Word of God: The Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia entry on "Two P" suggests The Unknown Soldier Red in Forgotten Worlds becomes the enemy "Two P."
  • Writer Conflicts With Canon: The explanation that the enemy Two P is Unknown Soldier Red from Forgotten Worlds makes less sense when there are multiple Two P enemies.
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