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Well Street Fighter V is out! Though I'm upset about the lack of features at launch, the actual fighting gameplay is superb, and I've gotten into some fun matches online(when it actually connects!). On Monday, I did a blog post called Street Fighter Hopefuls, where I listed characters(Street Fighters and Guests) that I hoped would join the SFV roster. And this is part 2! I don't have too many more Street Fighter characters I really want, so this is mostly guest characters. Some are actually kind of likely. . . maybe. I'll probably even do a part three, because why not!
If you're a Street Fighter fan, I don't need to explain why Sagat is so awesome. Well maybe you don't agree, but I ceratinly think he's awesome. I would very much like it if Sagat's journey some how led him to Ryu and they became friends. That's probably asking for a lot, but yeah wishlist.
Just look at this guy! I can't believe I left him off that last list! Doctrine Dark is a character from the EX series. He is certifiable insane! He uses knives, strings, and bombs to utterly decimate his opponent. He was one of my favorites from that series. Considering the entity of Shadaloo or the entire business of the brainwashing of characters, I could see a very easy integration of this character into the Street Fighter canon. As mentioned before, getting EX characters in the game is super unlikely, but one can dream.
It's not that I play with E. Honda so much. When I was a kid, he and Chun-Li were the only characters I played with, because they were the only characters who I could perform a special move with(mercilessly pushing the punch button). The reason I loved the character though, is because I love the reverence and humility they give to the sumo profession and it's embodiment in E. Honda. As such I would very much like to seem him return. He is a SF2 veteran, so it's likely he'll show up eventually.
Q is just a mysterius bad*** and I'm very much ready to find out who or what Q is. He makes me think of Rorschach from Watchmen, and that's always good. I don't think they've even made a mention of Q since SF3(For comparison even though they haven't reappeared either, they've at least mentioned Oro, Sean, Gill, Sodom). However just doing a cursory search will show seemingly thousands of people eagerly awaiting the return of Q, including me.
Another EX character, surprise surprise. But I'm thinking this is the last one. This guy has style, a mysterious, not showing the eyes thing(I wonder why that's so common in media.) Like a more style conscious Daisuke Jigen. In one of his stories, he was going to rescue a family member. That could be recycled if he reappeared. And he has a bat which he uses to hit his opponents to the moon! Nuff said!
I think Crimson Viper was the best of the new characters of SFIV. Most people I talk to say Juri, but I think C. Viper here. I just think her fighting style is so fun, but difficult to master. That's all I have to say, Viper is very popular and she appeared in the last game. Also SPOILERS she appears in a character's story in SFV,SPOILERS-END so it's very likely she'll return.
I lied! Again if I had to take a boss from EX it would be Garuda hands down. But I won't sleep on this guy. He is also pretty cool, and has an awesome design. He's probably the most unlikely of these characters, but here's hoping.
Vice is my favorite character from SNK's King of Fighters series. She's a psychopathic grappler, who can slam people and burst blood from their bodies. SNK characters have crossed over with Capcom before. And considering most characters look like normal people(save for some of their wardrobes), they can easily be transferred over to Street Fighter. I don't think Vice is too popular(actually I can't speak to popularity, but considering the amount of characters those games have. she's only appeared in like five, definitely less than half). Because of that, it's unlikely that if an SNK character was included, that it would be hurt. But like I said last time, this is a wishlist, the perfect place for unlikeliness.
Joe is hands down my second favorite character from KOF. He's a loud, goofy, boisterous, Muay Thai champion. I think he would fit right in with Street Fighter's roster. He kind of acts like Dan sometimes, except he can totally kick a**(though if he came over, he would have to fight Dan. . . also Adon and Sagat.) He could actually be Sagat's rival, as they are both Muay Thai practitioners. And since he isn't a bloodthirsty murderer like Vice, he'd probably transfer the easiest of the two.
I put guest character because technically she isn't a street fighter character. She's Capcom, but not street fighter. Anyway she was one of my favorite characters from MvC2 and since she didn't surface in MvC3(regular or ultimate), it'd be nice if she could reappear here. Of Capcom properties she has to be the least likely, but maybe fan demand is high. I hope!
I don't know how Steve manages to twist his body like that. Like Joe above, Steve would fit in perfectly with Street Fighter, he is fairly normal and a boxer. If there not bringing either Dudley or Balrog back(though that seems highly unlikely) then maybe the boxer spot can be filled by Steve Fox. He's crossed over with Street Fighter before!
He should show up just for the chance for him to hit on Laura(another electric martial artist). He could also argue with Guile(when he is added) about whose hair is better. Oh, and he's also one of my favs.
If SNK did crossover, Terry would probably be the most likely. He is the face of the franchise, arguably so though. And why not, this guy is awesome! I don't know how he would fit into the story, but he's crossovered with Capcom before. They'll think of something.
Mortal Kombat crossing over with Street Fighter always seemed unlikely. The aesthetics are just too different. In fact MK drastically sets itself from most fighting games. If you don't agree, just look up USFIV character select screen and Mortal Kombat Armageddon's character select screen. . . see what I mean! Anyway, if the skies did open open and this could happen. The characters I would most like to crossover would be Sub-Zer0, Mileena, and/or Jade. I put Jade on the list, because she seems the most likely. Sub-Zer0's freezing power seems like it would clash with SF's system, and Mileena has a monster mouth. So yeah Jade!
Taki is my favorite character from SoulCalibur, and the one I'd want most likely to crossover. Even without her swords, Takis has a multitude of abilities(energy blasts, teleportation, lightning kicks) that could aide her in battle. SF and SC crossover could be possible, and if so hopefully Taki is the chosen character.