Once there was an honorable martial artist of great talent whose gym was located within Shadaloo territory. One day his gym was attacked by Shadaloo henchmen led by the greatest fighter in the world at the time. The master was unafraid, defeated all the henchmen and faced off against their evil leader. He was killed, but he went down in a blaze of glory, taking his opponent’s eye with a mighty blow. Henceforth, the great Sagat would wear an eyepatch, a permanent testament to the bravery and skill of Go Hibiki.
Go had a young son, a boy by the name of Dan. Dan had no talent for martial arts at all. He was a likeable kid, goofy and playful who had stumbled through a few lessons his father in almost laughable ineptitude . Upon hearing of the death of his father, this inept lad was filled with anger. He sought a great Ansatsuken master, by the name of Gouken, and asked to be taught.
After only one day of lessons, Gouken could perceive the seething hatred in young Dan’s heart, and thus expelled him from the gym. The young boy found himself without a father, without a master and without the means or skill to seek justice.
His spirit, however, was not broken. Dan went to minor muay thai gyms and learned what he could. Soon enough he developed a hybrid form of ansatsuken/shotokan/muay thai which was specifically his own. With this style, he would take revenge. With this style, he would apply justice.
This was Saikyo.
Revenge however was just one part of the plan. More than just avenging his father, Dan wanted to keep his memory alive. Spread Saikyo to the world. So that his father would live on forever.
There is no alternate for Dan. By God, there is no alternate for Saikyo! It is not a fair fight. You did not have a super master teaching you mega fireballs. You did not have a billionaire father. No prodigious talent for you. No gigantic muscles, psycho power, special forces training.
All you have is Saikyo and your pink gi. Your taunts and your bravery.
By God man, you don’t just find an alternate for Dan. You step into that tournament knowing you might lose, you most likely will lose, but you do it anyway. Because one day, one day you might just land that Shisso Buraiken, throw your MadCatz on the ground, turn to face a crowd of thousands and shout the greatest words in Street Fighter history
I DID IT FATHER