When Poison joins SFIV, she needs to have a specific story. She’s trying to get fighters to take her seriously, but they’re all too distracted. This really pisses her off. So, she annoyingly purchases some clothes that cover her a little bit better. Then she is able to take on fighters and they respect her more as a fighter in return and are not distracted by her looks as much.
I absolutely hate how hypocritical the fighting game community is. We want girls to feel comfortable if they here, but at the same time we have many characters completely objectifying women. Now don’t get me wrong, SF4 is one of the best if not the best fighter at treating women respectfully and emphasizing their fighting spirit more than their eye candy looks. (Chun-Li’s conservative original costumes come to mind)
I just don’t want us to go down the wrong path with poison, and I don’t want us to set a bad example for girls. We will be taking giant leaps back in the very small steps forward we have come in incorporating a higher female percentage into the community.
Please Capcom, focus greatly on Poison and the struggles she is to overcome if she is to be taken as a true fighter and as a potential role-model for females.