Here’s a link to a post I made to alt.games.sf2 about 6 years ago, just after I’d imported FFR for m’Saturn. It gives an overly-detailed description of the FFR version of Poison. This thing wound up reigniting the firestorm of debate over Poison’s gender that had just begun to quiet down on that group.
I haven’t played the game in years, but some things off the top of my head:
> Damnd has a couple of “power-up” specials that involve him choking down a whole handful of pills (way to help William S. Sessions and his attract mode “Winners Don’t Use Drugs” campaign, CAPCOM USA…).
> Cody has a super that allows him to pretty much combo any sequence of punches and kicks. If this super KOs the opponent, Cody turns his back on them and says “You’re already dead” (a la Kenshirou from Hokuto no Ken / Fist of the North Star) as the opponent violently jerks about in the air behind him, as if struck by a flurry of invisible fists.
> Edi E. has a super in which he hops into a police cruiser and attempts to run his opponent over. If this super KOs the opponent, Edi E. gets a special win pose in which he steps on his fallen opponent and cuffs them.
> Rolento has a similar super, in which he gets into a military helicopter (an Apache? a Huey Cobra? I forget…) – iirc, the punch buttons fire machine guns, and the kick buttons fire missiles.
> Sodom has several of his techniques from the SFZERO series. When performing his Tenchuusatsu super (grab opponent, push him along the ground, then jumping slam him), Sodom’s path can be controlled with the lever. If Sodom pushes his opponent across a weapon lying on the battlefield, it’ll deliver an extra hit of damage to the opponent. If this super finishes the opponent, Sodom gets a special win pose: the camera rotates to an over head view as the fire generated by Tenchuusatsu becomes a flaming kanji character on the ground. There are a couple of different kanji characters – the one that appears is determined by the number of hits the Tenchuusatsu (and any run over weapons) inflicted. Two of the kanji were “death” and “misfortune”… I forget the others, but it was also possible for the flames to form a line drawing of Sodom’s face instead of a kanji.
> El Gado’s “Scorpion” fighting style was one of the only parts of the game that I thought showed good creativity/imagination (I really hated FFR). He has alot of attack poses in which he crouches with his chest, hands, and face close to the ground, holding his legs up in the air above his torso, kicking at his opponent like a scorpion lashes out with its tail.
See GalFord’s “FAQ/Move List” on gamefaqs.com for more info on the different characters’ attack techiniques.