Well, maybe that’s just it. Maybe the Shadoloo story is getting too much attention. I realize it’s the big thing behind the tournament, but it’s not the ONLY thing going on, and more important than that is the inclusion of the characters. There are other things going on right during this time, like T.Hawk’s story and some of the Final Fight events.
The back up stories are interesting and they show important events that people who aren’t big Street Fighter fans would like to see. If they were meaningless, the characters within that same comic wouldn’t be referring to them, and that’s been the case with all but one or two. They’re not supposed to develop anything, they’re there to show something that happened and that the reader should be aware of.
Well, it really doesn’t matter if you don’t like him, this post isn’t really based on what characters you like. And the comic should reflect the fact that Street Fighter is about a big cast of characters, not just a few. If the creators are trying to make the comic with a sense of balance in the story, they’ll try to include all the characters and show their relevance within the story as well as their relationship to other characters.
Again, I’d say this is your opinion. Maybe you find him boring, but there certainly is plenty Ryu can do. He’s probably the easiest and most realistic way to get to introduce lots of the characters and show important event. Because he’s a travelling warrior, he doesn’t require that much setting up. He’s also got the evil power issue going on, which maybe should be coming into play a bit more right now. And now Sakura’s with him, which I think was a good idea… so you develop Sakura, her relationship with Ryu, and Ryu himself.
Look at Cammy with Delta Red now… they’re going to Brazil to look at Shadaloo movement going on there. When did that happen? It’s certainly more obvious that they’re stretching the plot with that, more so than with Ryu’s travelling.
It does. It’s pretty wild.
I didn’t really imagine Adon to be that obsessive and arrogant… well, I knew he was arrogant. He was almost delirious in the back story with Sagat, though.
The cannon has slight evidence that seems to say that Chun-Li was the one to defeat Bison. That doesn’t mean it won’t be Ryu to defeat him in the comics.
Also, the fact that Ryu is the most representative character of Street Fighter doesn’t mean he’s won every tournament, or even that he SHOULD be winning story-wise. I’m kind of proud of Capcom for doing that. Alot of japanese series have ‘main character syndrome’, where the main character always wins, does everything important and supporting chararacters all rotate around him. Street Fighter isn’t like that. It isn’t even afraid to put aside previously important characters, like Guile in Street Fighter III.