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  • Awesome Music:
  • Complete Monster:
    • M. Bison, Shadowlaw's leader, once again seeks to Take Over the World by destroying all of the world's governments. Using the Ashura organization to smuggle drugs across the world, Bison captures the heroes, subjecting Ryu and Chun-Li to brainwashing and having Ryu try to kill his best friend Ken to demonstrate his Hadouken powers. When Nash infiltrates his base to save Ken and Ryu, Bison beats and electrocutes him to death while strangling him. Bison carelessly tries to force Ken and Ryu to use their Hadouken powers against each other despite knowing that doing so would cause an explosion killing everyone inside, including his own men. Despite his supposedly good intentions, it's made clear Bison is simply a delusional, sadistic monster who seeks nothing but to destroy any opposing power so he could rule the world unopposed.
    • Nucchi is a sadistic warden of a Malaysian prison where he tortures prisoners as his way of welcoming them. Having tortured Sagat with a baton in the past, Nucchi takes glee in beating the prisoners until he makes them scream. When Ryu enters his prison, Nucchi beats Ryu with a chain and viciously whips him, prolonging the torment when Ryu refuses to scream. Nucchi tries to have Sagat fight Ryu to the death in order for him to collect 50% of the money bet by the prisoners on the fight. When Sagat refuses, Nucchi tries to kill Sagat by trying to shoot him in the guts, knowing it will make Sagat suffer a slow death.
    • Zochi is the leader of the Ashura Syndicate working under Shadowlaw in the drug dealing business in Asia. In the past, Zochi frames Sagat for hoarding drugs in his home for refusing to take a loss in his Muay Thai fight, having him sent to a brutal prison where the evil warden Nucci tortures the prisoners for fun. When one of his goons, Donu, got caught by the police, Zochi has a mole assassinate him in order to prevent him from giving vital information on the organization. After capturing Ryu and Ken, Zochi interrogates them before revealing his private collection of severed hands he gains from using a chainsaw to cut them off and claim them as trophies, trying to cut off Ryu's hand to add it as part of his collections.
  • Cult Classic: This series isn't talked about much compared to other Street Fighter animations, but has a devoted fanbase, especially in Brazil.
  • Funny Moments:
    • Any time Ryu eats, he's not exactly the most delicate eater either.
    • Ken tries to give Ryu a wedgie in mid-combat while in Ken's dojo, revealing Ryu's tight white boxers. Ken's face just sells the moment.
    • Episode 5 has Ryu repeatedly being confronted by one of the movie crew members who simply holds a "Be Quiet" sign during Ken and Fei Long's fight. Towards the end of the shooting, the man with the sign even points it to the director after he praises the fight.
    • The end credits feature multiple photos of Ryu and Ken goofing around throughout their adventures.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Was very popular in Brazil during the '90s to the point that it was more successful than Dragon Ball, which was aired on the same channel and anime block. Plus, Brazil was one of the first countries to air this anime outside of Japan. To this day, there are still fans who get this adaptation's incarnations of the characters confused for the main games' backstory and personality traits.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: This series has Sagat on surprisingly friendly terms with Ryu considering that, at the time the series was released, the game series' canon had Sagat hating Ryu and wanting revenge on him for scarring him. Cue Street Fighter IV and how Sagat's plot progresses in both it and its Super revision, and now Sagat and Ryu are on far better terms than they used to be, almost like this series.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Ho Yay: There's a lot of beefcake in certain scenes (like the gym at Guile's Air Force base), and Ryu and Ken are very comfortable in each others' company. Especially in a certain pool scene. It has to be seen to be believed.note  This gets made fun of in the Animaze dub, where Ken nervously rejects the idea of him and Ryu being "more than friends" after Chun-Li tells him that the boys have a really deep connection.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I'M NOT A GIRL, I'M A TOUR GUIDE!"
  • Narm:
    • While the fight between Vega and Ken is very graphic and serious most of the time, the High-Pressure Blood his claws inflict is very over-the-top and unintentionally funny at times.
    • Upon learning that Ken is the son of one of the world's wealthiest men and Chun-Li is Dorai's daughter, Bison goes into a huge Psycho Powered giggle fit that lasts so long you're more likely to start laughing along with him. And Zoltar's completely calm response afterward:
    "You destroyed your chair, I'll get you another one."
  • Narm Charm: This scene of Vega admiring himself in a mirror, then licking his claw to draw blood from it, is both incongruously funny and terrifying thanks to his creepy theme music in the background.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Out of all of the Canon Foreigners, Rinko, who appears in the first episode to see Ryu off, had the most potential since she was built up to be a love interest for Ryu. Her next appearance is briefly in the second episode before vanishing completely from the series.