It's not hard to see that the Street Fighter series has it's fair share of unique characters, many of whom get plentiful of love and affection. Regrettably, this does not apply to all characters. With that said, here are 10 characters we want to see make their debut in the forthcoming PS4 and PC exclusive Street Fighter V.
1. King Cobra
The series is supersaturated with martial artists, adding another karate character to the roster would have felt excessively unnecessary. Nevertheless the style and presentation on Cobra is a great deal in tune with fight culture and the series than any of the other characters in recent years. A quick summary of King Cobra tells us several things. An African American that isn't a boxer, already this character is separating himself from the rest of the pack and standing out.
Cobra's shaven head and young appearance shows us that this man is attempting to prove his worth by challenging the greatest fighters around the world. Hopefully Daigo Ikeno is saving King Cobra for Street Fighter V and he debuts as one of the new challengers.
Push aside the dark hadou and all the moodiness of Akuma, and at heart Street Fighter is a gleaming, flamboyant series. Nobody embodies the colourful fun of the series more than Rainbow Mika. Sure, she isn't the toughest of fighters, but she looks like she's having fun. The simplest way to describe R.Mika is she's a female version of Zangief. We haven't seen her since Street Fighter Alpha 3, so it's time to bring her back into the mix.
Another grappler we hope to see return is Alex from Street Fighter 3. The flagship character of the third Street Fighter installment hasn't been seen in action since 2010, in a spin-off title. Alex's arrogant personality, cool character design and flashy move-set really stand out and we'd like to see him return for the fifth Street Fighter outing.
4. Sean Matsuda
Sean is another character from the Street Fighter III series that we hope makes it on to the final roster. If Sean is bought back his 2nd Impact move-set would be prefered as well as a stronger story canon as opposed to being written off as a joke character.
And while he may have a style that's a bit similar to Dan, Sean's no pushover. With his Double-Fist Shoryuken and ground and pound offense, Sean would make a cool addition to the roster, and also serve as a nice middle ground between Dan and Ryu.
Another Final Fight character that crossed over into the Street Fighter Franchise, Sodom just about looks like a samurai NFL player. Starting off as the leader of Mad Gear gang from Metro-city, he joined the Street Fighter tournament in order to recruit more tougher opponents to join his crew. Handling katanas or jitte, he was certainly a force to be reckoned with.
Originally making her first appearance in Final Fight 2 as one of the main characters , Maki would fade into obscureness after her sole occurrence in the series. She was brought back in Capcom vs SNK 2, which in turn led to her making an appearance in the PSP port of Street Fighter Alpha 3.
While Maki may seem unneeded with Guy, Maki could make a good comrade for the trainer-clad ninja. Both share many similar traits, but feature enough differences that having two wouldn't feel clone-some. So capcom should step up it's ninja game and bring back the female assassin for Street Fighter V.
Who the heck is Q? To us he's just a really tall cyborg that's sent out by M.Bison to locate all of his enemies. His fighting style is just direct and barbarous. Clotheslines, pimp slaps, dropkicks and everything else in his repertory all are equivalent to a character that would make for a cool fit in Street Fighter V.
The first African female character of series deserves to make her return in Street Fighter V. Much to our pleasure the Kenyan princess was bought back in Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultra Street Fighter IV alongside three other obscure characters, but like fan favourites Chun Li and Cammy we want her to become a regular part of the roster.
She's much more than just a two-piece-clad tease with fluent and graceful motion. Elena's also a lot of fun to play and has the ability to chain together quick combos with a speedy, kicks-only capoeira fighting style that makes her just about the polar opposite of Balrog.
9. Mike Haggar
Despite being arguably one of the most recognizable characters to come out of the Final Fight series, the previous mayor of Metro City is one of it's three original heroes to never be playable in a Street Fighter game.
Sure, he appeared in stage backgrounds in the past, and sure, you can purchase his costume for Zangief to wear in the Street Fighter IV series, but the mustachioed, ass-kicking wrestler-turned-politician has yet to come out of retirement to snarl with the likes of Ryu and M.Bison.
The stereotypical rich girl and daughter of the owner of the Kanzuki Corporation, Karin would fit right in. Also, we have seen enough of Ryu and Ken's rivalry. It's about time we have a Sakura-Karin thing going on.
Although her fighting style looks similar to Sakura, she created an alternate version of it adding a lot of variation to speed of her attacks, feign strikes, and counter attacks. Her combos are pretty difficult to master but with practice she can be a very effective character.
Who you do you want to appear in Street Fighter V?