Her personality still has absolutely nothing to do with what people think about African people.
Still the most boring I’ve ever heard.
Nah, I don’t think they’re stereotypical at all, there’s a huge difference between having some air from a country and being a stereotype.
There’s a huge difference between “colorful” and “straight from a kids coloring book”.
I just read your idea of a character and I think in the boar girl from Bloody Roar, and that sucks and doesn’t belong to Street Fighter.
That’s exactly the idea, a character DOES NOT necessarily have to look like your stereotypical idea of people from some country. KOF for example, Angel is not your stereotypical Mexican girl and they LOVE her in Mexico. Because with her they dared to break the tradition.
Take Elena, is Capoeira an African martial art? Not at all. I’m sure if you were you would give her some voodoo powers or something.
Do skateboarding and rollerskates have something to do with China? Nope. But they gave that to Yun and Yang simply to make them unique, the fact they wear Chinese shirts doesn’t make them stereotypes.
Does Necro looks Russian to you?
Street Fighter itself is sick of stereotypes, and if they’re bringing a Canadian character for first time to the franchise, I don’t want it to be a lumberjack.
Russian wrestler? OK, made sense, specially since they based him on a real person.
Military American? Made sense, militar boxing exists.
Dhalsim? Stretching arms is not really an Indian stereotype, but thanks to that he became a unique character.
But look at Claw, for example, a Spanish mix between a ninja and a matador, much more than a stereotype. Look at Cammy. Look at Rose. That’s what Street Fighter is about. Who the hell has true respect for T. Hawk, or Dee Jay, as character designs? No one, really.