|“||Fight for the Future||„|
|~ Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike's tagline|
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Street Fighter (ストリートファイター), commonly abbreviated as SF, is a popular series of fighting games in which the players pit combatants from around the world, each with their own special moves, against one another. Street Fighter II is largely credited with setting the standards for all future games to come and is regarded as a true classic in the series, (though still not the first game ever released). Capcom released the first game in the series in August 1987. In 1989, a beat em' up called Final Fight was created by the team who eventually would develop Street Fighter II. Eventually, the Final Fight series merged into the Street Fighter canon when the Street Fighter Alpha series was made, giving many Final Fight characters frequent appearances in the games while some Street Fighter characters appeared in the Final Fight games as well.
Structure of the Verse
- Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams: This game has been effectively replaced by Street Fighter Alpha 2, which functions as both a retcon and an update. Nonetheless, Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams can still be used for support reasons as long as it doesn't contradict later games.
- Street Fighter II Series: Due to the many re-releases and updated versions the Street Fighter II games have received, it is preferrable to use the most recent one, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. Previous versions can still be considered as long as they maintain consistency with the latest.
- Street Fighter III: New Generation: This game has been replaced by Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, which works as a retcon and an update. The rule about using this game is the same as for the first the two previously mentioned games.
Power of the Verse
Street Fighter is a fairly powerful verse and its characters reach high levels of power.
The very minimum is Wall level, as every character is able to break wooden and metal barrels, demolish cars, destroy brick walls and such with their bare hands.
Many fighters are Small Building level, despite the internal differences in power. At the bottom of this tier there are characters such as Ibuki and Rainbow Mika. Then we find some of the most prominent heroes and villains, including Chun-Li, Guile, Balrog, Vega and many others. At the peak of this tier stand the likes of Ryu and Sagat, whose strength significantly surpasses that of the others, but lack higher demonstrations of destructive capacity.
The next tier is City Block level, reserved to those with extraordinary levels of strength, reaching thanks to their natural power or through technological improvements. Juri Han, Rose, Gill, and M. Bison are a few of these powerful warriors.
The Verse reaches its peak at Large Mountain level, featuring those who have almost transcended humanity. Ryu and his Satsui no Hado are the first of the list, matched by Dhalsim, Necalli and the strongest incarnation of M. Bison. Above them stands Ryu after achieving the Power of Nothingness, and even beyond him there are legendary warriors like Akuma, Gouken, Gen and Oro.
The Street Fighters also wield a variety of powers and abilities. All of them are expert combatants or have mastered one or multiple Martial Arts, combining them with acrobatic movements. They can often manipulate, sense, absorb and reflect Chi, or use it to project energy and call forth the power of elements such as Fire, Electricity, Air and more. These warriors can also increase their statistics, enhance the strength of their techniques and nullify the attacks of their opponents. Finally, the most skilled and powerful characters can achieve esotic capabilities such as Teleportation, Flight, Intangibility and even Death Manipulation.
- CWA Wrestlers slamming the opponent through the stage Small Building level (0.10 tons)
- Juri blows up an amusement park: City Block level (48.67 tons)
- Ryu's Satsui no Hado is used to wipe out Bangkok: Large Mountain level (1,285.174459 gigaton)
- Chun-Li and Karin destroy two large metal doors: Wall level (0.0005 tons)
- Ryu and Sakura extinguish a wall of flames: Small Building level (0.012 tons)
- Adon shatters the head of a Buddha statue: Small Building level (0.037 tons)
- Akuma splits the Ayers Rock: City level (14 megatons)
- Akuma sinks the island Goutentou: City level (34 megatons)
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- Professor Voodoo
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The UDON SF comics are not considered as part of the canon continuity. They are only loosely based on the games, and made with little input from Capcom. This leads to differences in locations, orders of events, power levels (Dudley defeating Ryu, for example), personalities (See Karin) and backstories (See Sakura): https://www.reddit.com/r/Kappa/comments/3zus36/the_presfv_udon_comics_arent_canon/ http://hadoken.net/super-street-fighter-volume-2-exclusive-first-look/ Finally, as revealed in Street Fighter Legends: Cammy #1, the comics share a universe with the UDON Darkstalkers comic.
The Street Fighter EX series (and its sequel Fighting EX Layer) is not canon to the main Street Fighter continuity, and its story takes a different path starting from Street Fighter Alpha 2 onwards (according to the series' timeline).
The main characters are ordered accordingly to the game in which they became playable.
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