Hello Gouken mains. Basically my question is simple. Based off of the moveset of Gouken, do you consider him, or not consider him to be a shoto alongside Ryu, Ken, and Akuma? Im asking you this as a result of a discussion [that can be found here](“Execute.” The Decapre thread of which the topic is “Are Sakura and Gouken Shotos?”. Accordingly, I shall also be presenting this question to the Sakura player community as well. Feel free to post your thoughts here, or join the discussion in the hyperlinked thread.
The context of “shoto” here is more less a character who has a hadoken, a shoryuken, and a tatsumaki. The issue that was brought up is that Gouken and Sakura are not shotos, because of how their moveset differs in appearance and utility from the original 3. I am in the camp that thinks they are shotos regardless, but i would still like your opinions on the matter.