Street Fighter II is no more.
Because he sucks. El Fuerte is a failure of a character.
That’s still a very VERY little detail, Dudley’s not exactly your stereotype of an English man, that would be Eagle, maybe.
I see it like this:
- Street Fighter I = Bland stereotypes.
- Street Fighter II = Hugely exaggerated and colorful stereotypes, only with really unique and attractive designs gimmicks.
- Street Fighter 0 = Anime and mostly unique designs
- Street Fighter III = Exotic and unique designs with some little anime inspirations (I’m looking at you, Q, Yun, Yang, Gill…)
- Street Fighter IV = Weird and grotesque designs (in one way or another) mainly (Abel and C. Viper are exceptions, Juri’s really over the top, the rest are horrible)
Take Street Fighter III for example, Oro is not your stereotypical Brazilian, Remy and Abel are not your stereotypical French men, Elena is not your stereotypical African girl, and at some extent they just stopped caring about nationality representations.
It’s still the most boring representation of a Canadian stereotype, and Canadian fighters are for sure nothing alike. Lumberjacking is not a martial art.
Better look at what Dead or Alive did with their Canadian boxing man, a character doesn’t have to be an stereotype to represent a country.
Lumberjacks still make nothing sense. I like Mexico and a Mexican high flyer luchador makes sense since it’s a martial art (even when the food references are so offensive and idiotique, but let’s face it, that’s what Japan likes about Mexico, the food), but they wouldn’t add a Mexican charro fighter wearing a sombrero and fighting with a Mariachi guitar.
A colorful and cartoony character like that can work in a “festival” game like the MvC series, but not on Street Fighter.