Again, if we’re judging characters based on how stereotypical they are, mine is no more stereotypical than Elena (who is a dancing tribal princess that talks to rhinos and elephants, I should remind you). And I quite clearly said my character’s fighting style is based on okichitaw and strength athletics, not “lumberjacking” as if it’s a martial art. That’s just a failure of reading comprehension on your part. The fact that I came up with two moves for her regarding her that are loosely related to lumberjacking (when they’re actually just clever subversions of stereotypes) is not indicative of her as a whole, because there’s still a whole movelist to fill up with other styles of moves. Also, caber tossing isn’t even a Canadian thing, it’s from Scotland.
You just straight up admitted that lot of the characters are stereotypes, going against your earlier sentiment that they “aren’t stereotypical to this extent”. Even SF3 has characters designed with stereotypes in mind, like Alex, Elena, Dudley, Sean and the Lee twins. They’re LESS stereotypical than what they had before, but they’re still stereotypical. I don’t really care about that though, as long as it results in characters that are interesting. My character is not such a stereotype, I’m not gonna have her wearing a toque and gargling maple syrup. She just works in a milling facility, which is actually quite common around here, and has some moves inspired by it.
Street Fighter isn’t about colorful characters? That’s nonsense, get the fuck out of here. If it didn’t have a colorful cast then the roster would be full of bland, boring losers like Mike and Joe from SF1.
That’s even MORE fucking boring. What’s the point? Boxing does not have anything to do with Canada, so now you have a character who doesn’t even have anything based on their Canadian heritage, which means the character might as well be from anywhere. There’s no point in saying he’s from Canada. Street Fighter ALWAYS manifests some representation of the characters’ homes when they design them. They don’t just randomly make a character and say “oh he’s from South America or something”. There’s always a tie-in to their heritage.