The Street Fighter II cast originally featured a single female character.relationHer name is Chun-Li, she is from China and entered the tournament to seek out and defeat M. Bison, as he was responsible for her father’s relation.relationIt didn’t take long for Chun-Li to become one of the most popular characters in the game.relationHer speed made her one of the best characters to use, and her Lightning Kick could be deadly in anyone’s hands.relationChun-Li also helped break the mold set by other female characters in the games.relationShe wasn’t a damsel in distress waiting to be rescued;relationChun-Li was a force to be reckoned with, who never let anyone or anything get in the way of her mission.
We’re here today to examine the life of the first lady of fighting games.relationFrom his connections to the Capcom multiverse, to his unique ability to choose his own destiny.
15 Chun-Li’s Cameos
Chun-Li is tied with Ryu when it comes to non-Street Fighter game appearances.relationShe normally appears alongside Ryu as the series’ representative.relationRyu is only in one more Street Fighter game than Chun-Li, as she didn’t appear in the first game in the series.
Capcom has used Chun-Li in many of their games, where he often makes appearances.relationChun-Li appears with Guile in Final Fight 2, where she can be seen eating a bowl of ramen in the Hong Kong level.relationShe can be seen during the intro of Mega Man 9, where she is the local television reporter.relationYou can see Chun-Li practicing his attacks in the original Breath of Fire for the Super Nintendo, if you visit the city of Bleak and pay the magician.relationChun-Li also appeared in one of Asura’s Wrath’s DLC endings, where she traps Karrow.
14 Chun-Li Goes to War
One of the things he attributed to the success of Street Fighter II was the diverse cast of characters, all visually distinct and interpreted differently.relationThe exception was Ryu and Ken, though they also became more distinct in later games in the series.relationThis was important, as fighting games before that tended to keep characters as grounded as possible, with many Street Fighter predecessors focusing on real-life tournaments as the game’s setting.
The Street Fighter II cast went through a few different designs during development.relationBlanka, for example, was originally going to look like Tiger Mask (a famous Japanese professional wrestler).relationThis look would later be adopted by the king of the Tekken series.relationVega was originally going to be a member of the Knights Templar and wielded a sword in battle.relationChun-Li’s original design was that of an army soldier, reminiscent of Vasquez from Aliens.relationA military-themed fighter would later appear in the form of Cammy.
13 Chun-Li was weakened in Street Fighter II
In the Street Fighter series, Chun-Li possesses the ability to retreat and advance from the enemy, which can lead to combos.relationShe was originally supposed to have this ability in Street Fighter II, although the developers misled this attack as they felt it unbalanced the gameplay.relationChun-Li’s launch attacks would be restored in the champion’s edition of the game.
12 Chun-Li loves Ryu
The massive success of Street Fighter II led to it becoming a multimedia franchise.relationStreet Fighter spawned live action movies, animated TV shows, comic books, toys, clothing, and every other merchandise you could imagine.
One of the most famous adaptations of Street Fighter II was the comic book series released by Malibu in 1993. This is the comic book where Ken has his scalp cut off with a knife and sent to Ryu in a box.
In the Malibu Street Fighter comics, Chun-Li trained with Ryu and Ken, before joining the police.relationIn the first issue, Chun-Li makes it known that she has fallen in love with Ryu.relationShe throws herself at him, only to be rejected.relationThe third (and final) issue of the series reveals that the two would have ended up in a romantic relationship, had the comics been allowed to continue.relationFortunately, Capcom disconnected this comic before it could ruin any more Street Fighter II characters.
11 The Street Fighter Cinematic Universe
The first Street Fighter movie gained a reputation for being so bad it’s good, which helped create a cult fanbase for the film.relationFor all its shortcomings, the film has some funny moments and quoteable lines.
In 2009, another Street Fighter movie was released, which was not connected to the original in any way.relationIt was called Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and focused on the titular character.relationUnlike its predecessor, this movie is bad.relationApparently, he did everything he could to make all the characters as different as possible from their gamemates, with M. Bison being an Irish gangster who doesn’t have supernatural powers.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li was a critical and commercial failure.relationIt seems the filmmakers had high hopes, as the film ends on a sequel hook where Chun-Li is sent to meet a man named Ryu.relationHad the film been a success, we could have seen a Street Fighter cinematic universe, with a series of films that followed individual characters, which led to a team-up film.
10 The best Chun-Li player
Chun-Li’s speed and range of chained attacks make her one of the best Street Fighter characters.relationYou need to be a skilled player to play a fast-paced character like Chun-Li, however, as it requires quick instincts and reflexes so you can make the most of your agility.
One of the best Chun-Li players in the world is a man named Mike Begum, who proved that you don’t even have to use your hands to become great with Chun-Li.
Mike Begum was born with a condition that prevented the growth of bones and muscles in his arms and legs.relationHe didn’t let that get in the way of his fighting game career, as Mike became the #1 Chun-Li player in the world in Ultra Street Fighter IV’s online mode.relationMike plays the game using only his mouth on the joypad and crushed everyone who opposed him.
9 Chun-Li’s Second Life Short Bar
Chun-Li refers to herself as the strongest woman in the world.relationHer admirers (both in the game and in the real world) also call her the most beautiful woman in the world.relationShe helped inspire every other female fighting game character that followed her, as Chun-Li proved that there was no gender divide in the video game world.
This might not have been the case if Yoshiki Okamoto got his way.relationDuring the development of Street Fighter II, he wanted to give Chun-Li a shorter life, to reflect the fact that women were physically weaker than men.relationThe only reason this wasn’t included was due to another game developer protesting the idea.relationIf that person hadn’t complained, Chun-Li might have become a demonstrably weaker character than the rest of the Street Fighter II cast and might not have become as big of a pop culture icon as she is.8 Jackie Chan ama Chun-Li
In 1993, Jackie Chan starred in an action/comedy movie called City Hunter.relationThe film is not as remembered as any of Jackie Chan’s greatest hits, not even the films he made for the international market.relationCity Hunter is primarily known for a scene where an accident involving a Street Fighter II cabinet causes the game’s characters to come to life.
When Jackie Chan is electrocuted and thrown into an arcade machine, it causes Street Fighter II characters to appear.relationA real-life version of Ken fights E. Honda and Dhalsim.relationJackie Chan then springs into action, wearing a Chun-Li outfit.relationTo his credit, he has the character’s mannerisms perfectly.relationChan-Li fights Ken using his in-game attacks and kills him with a Spinning Bird Kick.relationThis movie is great for people who want to see some live-action Street Fighter…or who want to check out Jackie Chan’s luscious legs.
7 vs. Chun-Li. The Kingpin
Chun-Li sempre foi um dos representantes da Capcom em seus jogos de crossover. Isso significa que Chun-Li se uniu a alguns personagens incomuns, como Rogue de X-Men nos jogos X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Morrigan de Darkstalkers no Projeto X Zone e Ling Xiaoyu de Tekken no Projeto X Zona 2.
A série Marvel vs. Capcom sempre incluiu Chun-Li. Embora ela possa ser uma personagem incrível da série Street Fighter, Chun-Li tem lutado muitas vezes para lutar contra spammers a distância, como Cable, Iron Man e Storm.
No final de Chun-Li em Marvel vs. Capcom 3, ela é vista prendendo o Rei do Crime de Homem-Aranha / Demolidor. É claro que o Rei do Crime teve uma surra dele, o que significa que ele não estava preparado para enfrentar a ira do Chute do Raio. Só podemos esperar que Chun-Li tome um tempo para derrotar Foggy em Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
6 Nome verdadeiro de Chun-Li
A versão de Chun-Li, que apareceu no filme Street Fighter, compartilhava o mesmo objetivo que seu colega de videogame, pois queria vingança pelo assassinato de seu pai, morto por M. Bison. Ela é jornalista no filme, em vez de policial como nos jogos. Chun-Li trabalha com E. Honda e Balrog, a fim de se aproximar da organização criminosa de M. Bison.
Street Fighter is not considerd to have continuity links to the video game series. The two iterations of Street Fighter were only linked by quotation marks, like M. Bison in the games that reference the famous “Tuesday” line from the movie.relationOne aspect of the film that is likely not canon is Chun-Li’s name, as it is revealed to be Chun-Li Zang.relationStreet Fighter games have always stated that Chun-Li is her full name, and the Zang part is simply an invention of the movie.
5 The Lady of Shadows
The Street Fighter franchise has introduced some evil variants of its characters.relationThe best known is Evil Ryu, which is what happens when Ryu is possessed by evil energy and loses his mind.relationThere is also relation Ken, who is an evil version of Ken, created from M. Bison’s brainwashing techniques.
Marvel vs.relationCapcom introduced an evil version of Chun-Li, known as the Shadow Lady.relationAt first glance, Shadow Lady might seem like a lazy idea as she is literally just Chun-Li with a dark filter placed over her character’s sprite.relationShadow Lady is actually a lot more different than you might think, as she has a variety of unique attacks and abilities.relationIt is possible for the Shadow Mistress to shoot missiles from the back, create giant hand exercises, and make a barrier made of electricity.relationShe can also perform a triple jump and has her own finishing move, called Final Mission.
4 Chun Li’s Game
The Street Fighter franchise has always been about a cast.relationThis means there is no main character and the player is free to be with whichever fighter they want.relationOne of the few Street Fighter characters who has ever starred in a game is Ken, as he was the protagonist of Street Fighter 2010. This was a totally unrelated Capcom action game for the NES, which was changed so that its international release was connected. to Street Fighter.
Chun-Li also starred in her own title, although it’s not a true video game as we know it.relationIn Japan, there is a popular style of pinball/slot game called Pachinko.relationSometimes they include animated movies that progress in certain ways depending on their score.relationChun-Li starred in China Chun-Li ni makase, which was a pachinko slot game that saw her fighting various enemies from the Street Fighter series.relationIt is likely that this game will not be released outside of Japan and only remnants of images exist in action.
3 The reason for creating Chun-Li
It was hard to tell in the days of 2D Street Fighter games, but Chun-Li has huge thighs.relationThis is most obvious in the series’ official artwork.relationChun-Li’s physical attributes became more pronounced in 3D Street Fighter titles, as the technology finally existed to actually carry out her design on screen.
The reason Chun-Li has such big thighs is due to her training, as most of her attacks rely on kicks.relationYou would need some strong leg muscles to perform the Lightning Kick for more than a few seconds.relationWhile this explanation for her design might seem quite logical, there is a more perverted reason for Chun-Li’s figure.
Yoko Shimomura once asked Chun-Li’s creator, Akira Yasuda, about why Chun-Li’s legs are so big.relationAccording to Shimomura, Yasuda talked a lot about her thigh fetish, which made her uncomfortable.relationSeems like Akira Yasuda loves big thighs and he can’t lie.
2 Chun-Li’s editions
Street Fighter II helped create the fighting game genre as we know it.relationThis also led to a number of imitators, who were all compared unfavorably to the king of fighting games.relationSome games went in their own direction, like the ultra-relation Mortal Kombat, while others focused on more than two-character matches, like Smash Bros.
The Street Fighter II anime film was also a trendsetter in many ways.relationIt managed to be much better than Street Fighter live-action movies while approaching gaming canon.
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie also set the standard for a fighting game movie that featured a shower scene with one of its female leads.relationIn the case of Street Fighter, it was Chun-Li, who is seen fully nude at one point during the film.relationA similar scene was used with Anna in the Tekken animated film and Mai in the Fatal Fury film.relationThe inclusion of the shower scene caused problems for the film’s release, as there are numerous censored and uncensored versions of the film.relationIt wasn’t until knowledge of the scene became more widespread due to the Internet that a truly uncut version of the film was released in the United States.