What about Abel, Necro or Remy? National heritage?
It’s obvious the Street Fighter design style has changed over the years, I don’t think people would accept many of the Street Fighter II designs right now, and the grotesque design style from Street Fighter IV didn’t really work for most people. They felt more like mockery of the represented countries instead of a worthy representation.
I don’t think people wants more Abel, Fuertes, T. Hawks or Dhalsims, designs like Charlie, Elena, Rose, Vega, that’s where we should look at, something less stereotyped, less cartoonish and more human.
I think they could learn a little about games like Garou: Mark of the Wolves, if you check some designs like Tizoc or B. Jenet, they’re good representation of different countries but they don’t feel like a mockery caricature, unlike Rufus, Fuerte or Hakan, in fact they take the most noble and valuable aspect of the country and use it to exalt the character.
The Street Fighter III design style didn’t work for some people, but they felt much more like original characters than nationality stereotypes.