Open Thread: The Street Fighter ParadoxSeptember 24, 2008
This is kind of an experimental post. Instead of laying down all my opinions at once, I’m going to let you guys comment on a question and then post my impressions later.
Do you find the Street Fighter characters offensive? Why?
Just so we’re on the same page, let’s inventory:
The World Warriors
Ryu: Japanese karate guy.
Ken: American karate guy.
Honda: Japanese sumo guy.
Blanka: Brazilian beast-guy.
Dhalsim: Indian stretchy yoga guy. With skulls around his neck.
Guile: All-American military guy with awesome hair.
Chun-Li: Chinese kung-fu girl.
Zangief: Spandex-clad Russian bear-wrestler guy.
Balrog: African American boxer guy inspired by Mike Tyson.
Vega: Spanish bullfighter ninja guy.
Sagat: Muay Thai guy.
Bison: Mysterious evil guy.
The New Challengers
Cammy: Underage British girl.
Fei Long: Bruce Lee.
Dee Jay: Jamaican kickboxer guy inspired by Billy Blanks of Tae-Bo fame.
Thunder Hawk: Native American wrestler guy.
Looking forward to your responses!