When I was younger playing I remember thinking Cammy could’ve been M. Bison’s daughter, but then they had that phase when they were supposed to be ex lovers or something and I threw that theory out. I can definitely see a rumor for her being Guile’s illegitimate daughter because the similarities are hard to miss (both blonde, wearing green militarized attire, tattoos/ leg paint camo, similar techniques likes suplexes, special grapples, and spinning backfists)
You know, going back to the whole Story we’re getting in June - I can’t help but wonder how Bison is going to put his plan in motion
We already know that there’s at least a 2-3 year gap between Street Fighter IV and V, and SFIV’s plot conclusion was basically the destruction of SIN and the death of Seth, after which I suppose both Bison and Juri went into the shadows. So how long did the Bison spheres take Shadaloo to complete? Was Bison planning this since a long time ago? Or is his scientist team (along with FANG) so advanced that they managed to build a doomsday machine (7 of them, to be exact?)
This is the screenshot from the Story Trailer where we’re seeing army soldiers witnessing a countdown and there are several red dots, which are most likely are where the game stages are (for example - you can see the New York and Rio dots)
Are these the locations of Shadaloo bases from which Bison is launcing the Spheres? Or are these locations that the Spheres are going to hit with the EMP shockwaves?
And what is the countdown for? Did Bison gave the world governments 24 hoursto meet his terms? Or is this a way of bison just playing with humans until he unleashes his plan on them?
I also suppose that the Spheres are going to cover up the Sun (to wakeup Necalli), the world powers try to find out what the fuck is happening and when they do - in an attempt to maybe launch missiles/nukes to destroy the spheres (I mean, they can’t have THAT strong of an armor, can they?) - Bison unleashes an EMP wave upon Earth which disables all the electricity, meaning people wouldn’t be able to launch their nuclear weaponry
I just wonder if Bison launched them preemtively and kept them hidden at the Earth’s orbit (maybe in some sort of a stealth mode?) or if we’re gonna be witnessing him launching these Spheres during the Cinematic Story
I guess Guile was a poster boy because of the many stories about (even to this day) military men fathering children all across the world. Most probably assumed Guile came across a nice young lady in the UK and made it happen. I can totally see how a rumor like that could get started. Then again, I’m the same guy that thought T. Hawk was Ryu’s long lost father…
Nice stuff on Alex. I really wish there was more information on his battle with Gill. One guy can do pyrokinesis, meteors, and resurrection, while the other guy just throws you around like a rag-doll. I wonder how Alex won that battle? I remember when people said Gill most likely held-back significantly. It’s easy to see why one would think that, but I prefer the idea of Alex winning through determination and strength rather than the guy giving him a free win.
I know you still have some left, but is there anything in particular you’d like me to scan for the time being?
In general I think people tend to see the tiers as way too wide and mostly because a lot of the upper tier guys do a lot of visibly inhuman stuff like Gill’s fire/ice & meteors, etc…or Bison’s telekinesis and what-not…but ALL the other SF characters are super-human and do super-human stuff. Especially the tier of main characters like Chun-Li, Ryu, Alex and such. Yeah Alex is a guy that “just” throws people…except I guarantee the dude could suplex a truck. Literally
@YagamiFire Agreed. People tend to forget that if it doesn’t have flashy ki-effects it doesn’t mean they’re weak. Gen is terrifying, but we never see lights, or elemental attacks from him. Guys like Gief probably have super durable skin and might be harder to cut than a normal person. With Alex, his strength, speed, finess and such may have made more of an impact than how flashy his flash chop is. In the end, once he gets his hands on you, it’s time to kiss the dirt.
Exactly. In terms of someone like Zangief, if one (almost certainly correctly) assumes his scars are from fighting bears, it means those bears are doing WAY less physical harm to him with their claws than they should. His muscles should be shredded and destroyed by slashes from bear claws like that…but, for Gief, they’re probably just flesh wounds. Dude’s THAT tough. Hell, in SFV, his V-maneuver is basically Muscle Bomber from Tenjho Tenge where he just flexes to counter-act the impact of an attack. That is an absurd amount of muscle control and strength and is awesome as hell. Plus he can plant human beings in the ground like Recoome power-bombing Vegeta.
On the Alex topic… teenage me used to think that he was connected to Guile or Nash somehow, I think it was because they vaguely look similar in design (american blondies wearing green) and I thought that his flash chop was like him trying to do a sonic boom or flash kick except with his arms… obviously nowadays I don’t think like that anymore but I wonder Capcom can still make a connection to them.
By the way what bios are left to translate here? I think there’s been a bunch translated already, if there is a link to them (translated of course) I’d really appreciate because I’d like to know more about the SF lore in general since these probably give more insight about the characters than the games.
Any thoughts about Alex’s possible role in the story so far? Obviously illuminati will have something related to him (at least later on), but I’m talking more about character relationships and stuff like that.
The impression is that Alex is very good but not that good.
Like above SF average but not top tier, Ryu is clear superior and guys like Gill, Oro, Akuma, Bison and Urien probably smoke him.
Will be already kinda impressive if he’s Sagat tier (i believe he’s around that level)
As for Gill he likely took a dive, from the wiki
“As far as achievements go, Gill often takes a loss, sometimes in order to fulfill a much bigger goal; other times, he does so out of respect for his foe’s fighting ability.”
He likely got impressed by Alex determination/spirit and given him the fight
Gill is like a dude that ask to go full contact while he just do semi sparring, he seem so confident in his own power that don’t use fights as a challenge but as a test to see each top fighter potential.
If he consider you good he let you win or even reward you (Dudley), he want preserve strong fighters so he take the loss because he can (due his regeneration powers) and in that way none get hurt permanently.
If you don’t reach his standard he have no problem crush his opponents (Tom), and also in that case even Tom seem not so mad about that and say it was a fair opponent
Of all SF characters only Gill and Oro feel like they reached a level where they believe to be at the very top and they don’t need to gain more power.
Akuma think to be the best but still don’t feel sure about that and arrived, and search very strongest ones that may present a challenge
Bison is ever searching source to increase his own power, he probably feel that at his peak will be the most powerfull of all, but that condition require paarticular circumstances wich is almost ever his story line
Then Urien, Gouken and Necalli (and Gen?) also them seem to be very high
Then Ryu, who is the dude destined and with the spirit to become the best one day (after Oro training?).
He know that there are still -relatively- many stronger fighters and that’s not a limit but chance to improve and learn
Alex in theyr fight served more than anything as showcase of Ryu’s philosophy: he probably defeated Alex easily and still he’s humble because that’s his way
I think Alex is going to make his wrestling debut (vs Gief, Mika, and/or Laura) and/or team up with Guile (vs Shadowloo). If we get the latter, this game may canonize Alex vs Boxer, seen here:
Him teaming with Guile also sets up Guile for the next DLC character. I really wonder what they’re going to do with Guile’s story. Are we going to reexamine the Alpha series like Nash and Chun-Li’s stories? Are we going to see more modern adventures? Will Alex tie in? How about Balrog or Juri?
I really don’t understand why in all the media Balrog is depicted as a loser and Dudley is on top of him. Balrog always struck me as the stronger boxer. I’m all for gentleness in social relations, but that only gets you so far in a boxing match.