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Get to Meet the Characters of Street Fighter 5!

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Street Fighter 5 is now upon us and we all know you can’t wait to get your hands on this game and bring the action on! But let us ask you a question: Which of the Street Fighter 5 characters are you betting your top dollar on?

Let’s see how each of the characters compare:


 

Ryu

Ryu probably is the most recognizable character in the franchise. He is the most iconic of all, being one of the characters of street fighter since day one. He is a master of the Shotokan Style Karate. Ryu is known for being a loner.

FAST FACTS

SFV_RYU

Occupation: Martial Artist

Fighting Style: Ansatsuken

Skills: Can fall asleep anywhere

V Trigger – Denjin Renki: Increases the amount of stun he inflicts, chargeable fireball and changes the properties of his critical art.

V Skill – Mind’s Eye: Can counter any attack that isn’t a throw.


Cammy

Now a part of Delta Red, a counter-terrorism taskforce, Cammy’s former code name is Killer Bee. She was once a brainwashed servant of M.Bison and has since successfully broken free of the syndicate. However, she has been left with amnesia.

FAST FACTS

SFV_CAMMY

Occupation: Delta Red Operative

Fighting Style: None

Skills: Knife-Throwing

V Trigger – Delta Drive: Changes the properties of her special moves allowing for lengthier and more damaging moves.

V Skill – Axel Spin Knuckle:  Slip past fireballs from a distance and switch sides with the opponent at close range.


Rainbow Mika

Rainbow Mika is not really a stranger to everybody as she has been a part of Street Fighter Alpha 3. R. Mika is a professional wrestler with dreams of becoming the “Star of the Ring.”

FAST FACTS

SFV_R

Occupation: Pro Wrestler

Fighting Style: Pro Wrestling

Skills: Overeating

V Trigger – Nadeshiko: Tags in her wrestling partner to apply pressure and extend combos.

V Skill – Mic Performance:  Gives her one hit of armor or performs a speech on her microphone.


M.Bison

A strong and psychotic dictator, M.Bison is the ringleader of the syndicate named Shadaloo. His goal is to take over the world and he doesn’t care who he steps on in order to achieve his goal.

FAST FACTS

SFV_MBISON

Occupation: Commander of Shadaloo

Fighting Style: Psycho Power

Skills: Hypnosis

V Trigger – Psycho Power: Let’s him combo his special moves into each other which makes them more ambigous.

V Skill – Psycho Reflect:  Catch fireballs out in the air, he can either absorb them to add to his meter or throw them back.


Rashid 

Rashid is one of the newest characters in Street Fighter 5. His attacks are wind-based and he is also a gadget lover.

FAST FACTS

SFV_RASHID

Occupation: Eldest son of a wealthy Middle-Eastern family

Fighting Style: Parkour

Skills: Solving Puzzles

V Trigger – Ysaar: Creates a slow rolling tornado.

V Skills – Front Flip, Rolling Assault:  He can flip in the air and roll under fireballs


Laura Matsuda

The older sister of Shawn Matsuda from Street Fighter 3 is a practitioner of Matsuda Jujitsu. She is great with command grapples as well as mind games.

FAST FACTS

SFV_LAURA

Occupation: Matsuda Jujitsu Practitioner

Fighting Style: Matsuda Jujitsu

Skills: Producing Static Electricity

V Trigger – Spark Show: Increases the distance of her dash or decreases the charge time of her fireball and maximizes her stun output.

V Skills – Volty Line, Linear Movement:  She can cancel her normal attacks and it can become a forward or backward dash


Vega 

The narcissistic fighter in Street Fighter 5. Vega is obsessed with beauty and kills everybody who he thinks is physically ugly.

FAST FACTS

SFV_VEGA

Occupation: One of the Top Agents of Shadaloo

Fighting Style: Spanish Ninjutsu

Skills: Sticking on Walls

V Trigger – Bloody Kiss: Lets him throw a rose from the ground or the air and should it connect, he will dive towards the opponent for a follow-up attack.

V Skills – Matador Turn:  Lets him evade an attack.


Karin Kanzuki 

One of the wealthiest characters in the game, Karin can be snobbish. She sports a fighting style that she has created herself.

FAST FACTS

SFV_KARIN

Occupation: Kanzuki Zaibatsu Head

Fighting Style: Kanzuki-Ryu

Skills: Esoteric Kanzuki Arts

V Trigger – Kanzuki-Ryu Guren No Kata: A special move with a wide range of follow ups.

V Skills – Meioken:  An open type strike that negates fireballs.


F.A.N.G

Another new character, F.A.N.G. works for the Shadaloo and is the second in command for M.Bison. He has a poison skill that is quite dangerous.

FAST FACTS

SFV_FANG

Occupation: Lieutenant (Shadaloo)

Fighting Style: Chinese Kempo

Skills: Mixing Toxins

V Trigger – Dokunomu: Creating a cloud of poison around him.

V Skills – Nishodoku:  Produces a slow moving projectile that cannot be blocked and poisons the opponent on contact


Nash

Making a comeback from Street Fighter Alpha, Nash was once a fighter for good but has made a comeback with a Frankenstein-esque look.

FAST FACTS

SFV_NASH

Occupation: Former Air Force Lieutenant

Fighting Style: Special attacks using his physical abilities

Skills: Assassination and Stealth

V Trigger – Sonic Move: He can teleport to escape pressure, extend combos or confuse the opponent

V Skills – Bullet Clear:  Absorbs projectiles to add to his V Gauge.


Necalli

Necalli is a brand new character. He is able to transform his appearance to a beast like character. His fighting style is clawing opponents and pounding on the ground.

FAST FACTS

SFV_NECALLI

Occupation: Former Air Force Lieutenant

Fighting Style: Special attacks using his physical abilities

Skills: Assassination and Stealth

V Trigger – Torrent of Power: Unleash inner power by releasing the shackles on his dreadlocks.

V Skills – Culminated Power:  Create many earthquakes by slamming on the ground with his fists.


Zangief

Zangief is a Russian grappler who fights to bring honor to his country. He was a professional wrestler known as Red Cyclone.

FAST FACTS

SFV_ZANGIEF

Occupation: Professional Wrestler

Fighting Style: Russian-American Pro Wrestling

Skills: Has a strong resistance to cold

V Trigger – Cyclone Lariat: Draw opponent to him, making his V Skill more potent.

V Skills – Iron Muscle:  Can absorb 2 attacks without being knocked back.


Ken

Ryu’s best friend as well as his rival, Ken is the heir to the Master’s family fortune. He practices Ansatsuken and his master is Gouken.

FAST FACTS

SFV_KEN

Occupation: Martial Artist

Fighting Style: Ansatsuken

Skills: Cooking pasta

V Trigger – Heat Rush: Damage booster and combo extender.

V Skills – Quick Step:  Run forward to close the gap between him and his opponent.


Chun-Li

Probably the most famous female character in the Street Fighter series, Chun-Li has a career in law enforcement and is a master of Chinese Martial Arts.

FAST FACTS

SFV_CHUNLI

Occupation: ICPO Investigator

Fighting Style: Chinese Martial Arts

Skills: Shooting

V Trigger – Renkiko: Gives hits to her moves instead of just one.

V Skills – Rankyaku:  She can jump to bring her closer to her opponents.


Birdie

Birdie has drastically changed in appearance, trading his muscular physique to a beer belly. He is also an agent for Shadaloo.

FAST FACTS

SFV_BIRDIE

Occupation: Freeloader

Fighting Style: Attacks that focus on headbutts and chains

Skills: Overeating… and headbutts

V Trigger – Enjoy Time: He can eat a chili pepper to increase his damage output.

V Skills – Break Time/Banana Time/Drink Time:  He can trow a banana and trip his opponent. He can also build his V gauge by eating a donut.


Dhalsim

Dhalsim now looks a bit older in Street Fighter 5, sporting a turban and a long beard. He is trying to raise money for his village, that is why he is registered as a contestant for the World Warrior Tournament.

FAST FACTS

SFV_DHALSIM

Occupation: Ascetic Monk

Fighting Style: Esoteric Yoga

Skills: Sermons

V Trigger – Yoga Burner: A carpet-like flame move which can trap opponents and damage them

V Skills – Yoga Float:  Makes him zone out, float for a few seconds, and activate all airborne moves


Which Street Fighter 5 character is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Street Fighter 5 is exclusively available for PlayStation 4 and the PC.


 

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