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Okay i have been a fan of street fighter for as long as i have been playing video games. Street fighter has one of the most amazing rosters of fighters ever. So why is it that capcom is wasting valuable character space on lame joke characters? I don’t mind the occasional joke character. Dan is a classic creation. But then they went ahead and gave us 2 more joke characters in street fighter 4 (rufus and el fuerte) . Now we have this debacle of a character

I introduce you to Hakan the turkish oil wrestler, the latest new additon to the Street fighter roster. Lame design all around. i did not think capcom could come up with anything worst than rufus. Needless to say they proved me wrong. I viewed videos of Hakan’s arsenal of moves. After several views i came to the conclusion that not only is Hakan one of the worst characters in Sf history, but one of the worst designs ever in fighting game history. why waste space on lame joke/gag fighters when you have a vast library of awesome fighters at your disposal. So i came up with a list of characters that are way more deserving of Street fighter 4 glory than the lame trio (fuerte, rufus,Hakan) that capcom has givin us.

1. Mike Haggar (Final fight, saturday night slam masters)

Almost everytime i see a character request thread on a message board the name Mike Haggar pops up. Seriously he is the only character that was in all 3 final fight games. Guy and cody have already made the leap to the SF universe. I am pretty sure capcom could make up a plausible reason for Haggar to have appeared in SF 4.Reunite the original final fight trio!

2. Shoma Sawamura (rival schools)

Out of the entire rival schools cast Shoma seems to be the crowd favorite. His baseball inspired arsenal would definitely hold its own against the veterans of SF. Plus his hot blooded personality would provide various reasons why he would enter the world warrior tournament. Sakura made a appearrance in rival schools so why can’t Rival schools fighters appear in SF?

3. Kurow kirishima (Rival schools)

Kurow was another awesome character from the rival schools games. One look and you could tell this guy was going to be evil. Kurow was part of a group that was brainwashing students, sounds like something S.I.N would do . easy fit.

4.Rolento (final fight, Street fighter alpha 2)

why Rolento is not present in SF 4 is pure insanity.He definitely brings a unique play style to the Sf universe. much like Kurow, Rolento could easily have been a new recruit for S.I.N. Rolento’s super where he hangs his opponent would make a great ultra move.

5. Zaki (Rival schools)

Definitely one of the best designs Capcom has ever made. Zaki’s outfit is pretty original and uncommon amongst Female fighters in fighting games. Zaki ‘s fighting style and highly aggresive attitude brought something different to the table. its a shame she was overlooked by alot of players.

6. Doctrine dark (street fighter ex)

Street fighter could use another psychopath. D.Dark gets points for using unorthodox methods such as using trip wires and bombs during battles. D.Dark also has the advantage of being creepy looking. i believe he had some vendetta against guile. I think he would make a decent wild card throughout the Sf 4 story.

7.Kyousuke kagami (rival schools)

Kyousuke was another popular character to use in Rival schools. His appearance in capcom vs. SNK 2 was very welcome by the fans. Kyousuke’s ending in the last Rival schools game left alot of players questioning his whereabouts. in his ending he was forced to kill his brother who was possesed by the demonic spirit of their father, afterwards Kyousuke vanished. maybe SF 4 could bring him back into the spotlight and aid him in dealing with his brother’s death?

8. Karin Kanzaki (street fighter alpha 3)

Karin was Sakura’s rival in the Sakura Ganbaru comics. later she was brought in as a actual character in Street fighter alpha 3. Karin’s counter attacks were something unseen in street fighter games and kept players on the defensive. I think she would have made the transition to SF 4 very easily. Sakura needs her rival. after all, Rivals always bring out the best in each other.

9. poison (final fight)

Poison is definitely one of the most famous NPCs( non-playable characters) ever. long story short, Poison is a transsexual. something the videogame world has not really explored. this fact led to her removal from the home versions of final fight. poison appears alongside Hugo in the Street fighter 3 games . poison was also set to appear in the ill-fated capcom all-stars game. Since then some fans have asked for Poison’s inclusion in SF 4. The issue was actually addressed by the producer of SF 4 stating that poison’s region specific gender( U.S: post-op, Japan :pre-op) would cause too much confusion.

10. Edge (rival schools)

I have a soft spot for knife wielding characters. Edge’s wild streak and knife skills could give any fighter a difficult fight.
Edge is a brawler and would need very little reason to fight making him easy to come up with a story for his entrance into the world warrior tournament.

and finally

11. Skullomania (street fighter ex)

If capcom so badly wanted to include a wacky character in the SF 4 line-up then Skullomania was perfect. A hero for justice, Skullo’s inclusion definitely would have been to destroy S.I.N. while not my favorite of the EX cast, Skullomania was a interesting design appearance and fighting style wise.