I do hope all the fans scurrying to sign the petition aren’t expecting Jedah to be in a possible Darkstalkers 4 game. It just ain’t happening. This is why:
He’s made entirely of blood.
He drips blood in his stance.
His attacks all involve blood and mutiliating his own body and his opponent.
He chops you in half as a winpose.
He gouges his eyes out as a winpose.
No Japanese fighter has any blood in it currently, blood was even removed from GG XXX AC. Vega’s claw and Blanka’s bite shed no blood in SF4(they used to in old SF games), KoF 13 any attack that used to have blood in the older KoF games(such as Vice’s drag you across the floor move) has sparks now.
Now how the hell will you have a character like that in a Japanese fighter when Japanese fighters omit all blood and gore now? Unless they change his blood to sweat or hitsparks? I mean I guess they could do that but it would pretty much ruin the character, seeing as how his entire gimmick was the fact he was literally made of blood. Every single attack he did involved blood and gore. Fighting games don’t need that stuff(which is why I always felt Darkstalkers was such a puerile and unevolved series), but seeing as how that pretty much defines what Jedah is, he kinda needs it.
I think Capcom should sell the rights to Jedah to Mortal Kombat, least they could keep him intact. That or simple create a new character that fights the same way but with a different power, maybe a demon that fights with black ooze? Much like how they replaced K9999 with Nameless in KoF but he still fought the same.