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This mini, as a whole, was very disappointing. I said this in a previous thread, but I’ll repeat it here again. Why does Chun Li feel like a guest star in her own mini? For a main character she gets very little page time. It just doesn’t make any sense. Normally I’m all about less popular characters getting page time but Chun Li is such an underdeveloped character that I really wanted to see more of her. Fei Long vs. Lee was nice, but was utterly superflous and served no real purpose in the story. It should have been left out and that page time should have been used to give more focus to Chun, who desperately needed it
Another problem. If you got this mini to learn more about Chun and to see her in some cool fights, you were again left wanting. You got to see Gen in many fights, Go Hibiki vs. Sagat, Fei Long vs. Lee, Dorai vs. Sagat etc, but Chun Li, the main character, fights very little and even then it’s no one of consequence. Huh? I know Chun Li can’t handle Sagat at this stage in her life, but couldn’t the writers at least have tried to write an entertaining fight scene like the preview solicit and the cover for this issue said and hyped up? Instead Chun Li kicks Sagat twice and that’s it. I felt jipped about this “battle.”
The TC warrior subplot felt sloppy and incomplete. Sagat gets some vision from the future and right then and there just suddenly decides to destroy them? It just felt too abrupt and didn’t flow well at all. Po Lin was obviously used to parallel Chun Li’s future situation and even got an actual character arc that reached a conclusion by this issues end. That’s all well and good but what was Chun Li’s? She didn’t have one. The Sakura mini was able to flesh out a lot of different characters without Sakura getting lost in the mix. Here I think the opposite happened. Many of the side characters got fleshed out but Chun Li was lost in the shuffle.
Well, at least the art was pretty.