Ah, another Ken and Ryu thread in the SF3 forums. Get your shit in before it gets shut down because rules on “No vs threads” might extend up here just the same.
So here’s one thing I was thinking about. Enter the Dragon. Great movie, some real characters in that one. Flare’s avatar around this forum also making me think twice about it.
Roper played by John Saxon
Mr. Williams played by Jim Kelly
Remember the scene where Williams has 1 bag, while Roper has a whole boat full of suitcases?
& Williams had the flashback sequence in his mind jumping off from a thought of: “Ghettos are the same all over the world… they stink!”
What did Roper even think about? We’ve already forgot because it wasn’t profound at all. Some shit about golf maybe. Alright, yeah I’m going to win this tournament! Bring a whole boat full of his shit he doesn’t need like its a vacation and it’ll be easy to win the Tournament while soaking up the sun or something.
They also both get down with the women, very nice job 1970’s movies, while Roper tries to marry his woman and “get away from all of this.” Williams is like sorry ladies, if I have left anyone out. There’s a big tournament tomorrow, I must save my strength. Later he doesn’t give a damn about the compounds rules of “you can’t go out, its not allowed.” Oh? He even literally pulls some punches, training at half speed out there.
So here’s the connection, feel free to agree or disagree.
Nishimura’s Ryu is pretty hardened, dark, and brown. Little bit of a puff up there in the hair too. No more of that SF2 mullet stuff.
Jim’s got the stare down.
Character select screen player 1 side too!
And Yellow Karate Gi’s weren’t his style. His dojo back home was all classic White Gi. It might get dirty from a training session, the ideal of learning and toughening up. Also extends to the belt getting darker to black. The gi gets cleaned. Not dyed a million skittles colors like ol Ken Masters and his money rich kids Karate lessons.
The guy he handed off the training counts of Kiai’s to looked like this ebay sellers Jim Kelly:
Those punches were popping right to their targets, not like this guy below whiffing some kinda Fierce punch and getting mad about it:
Fierce Color Ken over here. Except by the time he’s old, it won’t look so hot anymore, and his hair’s all gone. Gonna have to dye it like Console Colors Ken
His stare is just like Ken’s, weird. Weird arms crossing too. What a jerk.
Ryu got older and still has a lot of presence by Street Fighter 3, hardened and still getting better while Ken hardly aged at all. Still the same rich punk who’s own kid even punches him in the balls.
Ryu = Williams
Ken = Roper