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12 matchups we want to see in Street Fighter X Tekken

Fei Long vs. Marshall Law

There’s a fine line between homage and plagiarism; these two have leaped over that line and firebombed the copyright offices. There are lots of nice words to describe Fei Long and Marshall Law’s origins: tribute, homage, memorial, but we’re going to settle with shameless rip off. As two guys who are indebted to Bruce Lee for, well, pretty much every aspect of their speech, appearance, and fighting styles, these two knuckle heads could fight over which one of them loves Bruce more. Then again, these two wouldn’t be the only ones guilty of aping the master.
 
These two aren’t the only characters who bear a striking resemblance when put side by side. Consider the following list:

Attack Of The Clones


Wang vs. Gen: Rumble in the retirement home!


Ganryu vs. E. Honda: The strangely similar supersized Sumo scuffle!



Dudley vs. Steve Fox: Bully British brawlers in big bad boxing bash-up!



Eddy Gordo vs. DeeJay: The battle right near the beach, boyeee!



Jinpachi vs. Gouken: Roided out Rumble in the retirement home!

 

Skullomania vs. Roger Jr.

Every game has its wacky characters, and SF and Tekken are certainly no exceptions. Tekken has wood men, dinosaurs, cyber ninjas, devils and bears. Oh my. Street Fighter has flaming yoga masters, goofballs in pink gis, and electric monster men. Despite the stiff competition, Tekken’s boxing kangaroo Roger Jr. takes the cake. The son of Roger, Tekken’s original boxing kangaroo, Roger Jr. is actually  the joey in the adult's pouch, who mimics every move his mother makes. What could possibly make a boxing kangaroo even more bizarre? The fact that Namco seems to take him seriously enough to write a back story for him.

Roger Jr.’s story line involves finding his missing Dad, Roger Sr. who's gone missing; upon finding that Sr. has willfully abandoned his family to watch TV and be a bum, Jr. punches him through the roof and the mom apparently divorces him. His Tekken 6 ending is equally bizarre as he's having a good time with Sr. until the mom storms in with evidence Roger has been to the local kangaroo strip club.

Skullomania is a Street Fighter character exclusive to the much maligned 3D EX series, a former salesman turned super hero. We love bizarre characters and seeing as neither of these two have to be serious we'd love to see some off the wall story about Roger and Skullomania teaming up to defeat Akuma or some such nonsense.

Fun Fact: Skullomania was actually designed and created by Akira, the company that co-developed The Street Fighter EX series with Capcom.

 

Juri vs. Alisa Boskonovitch

What do nerds love even more than robots? Hot girls that are robots. Alisa and Juri both fit the bill perfectly; Juri’s eye has been replaced with a power enhancing machine called the Feng Shui Engine, while Alisa is an bodyguard android built by Dr. Boskonovitch to resemble his daughter and, coincidentally, every cute anime girl ever conceived.

Despite her cute exterior, Alisa is all android, which may put Juri at a disadvantage as she's still mostly human. Still, Alisa is characterized as a female Pinnochio who desperately wants to be a real human, so she's always trying to be nice and get in touch with her emotions; not what you'd expect from a lethal android with built in explosives.

Fun Fact: According to the Street Fighter Wiki: “Juri's Japanese official bio once included "large breasts" in her "Likes" list. This was eventually censored/removed, though. “

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51 comments

  • Junpeihermes - May 5, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    Fei-long vs Law is the fiht i've been antecipating because i main both in their games
  • elpurplemonkey - August 6, 2010 4:19 a.m.

    Great article, this has to be one of the funnier ones.
  • VercettisShirt - August 5, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    It should be M Bison VS Jin Kazama, cuz Jin's sort of the bad guy now right?
  • greenjoker - August 5, 2010 5:18 a.m.

    micheal grimm...your writing never ceases to make me laugh out loud.....A- article sire.....this game is gona poop out gold.
  • ninjastrike34 - August 5, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    king vs el fuerte!
  • likejenga - August 4, 2010 10:04 p.m.

    the evil ryu/akuma thing was VERY clever, starting to really get hyped for this
  • admjwt - August 4, 2010 9:12 p.m.

    why are devil jins and devil kazuyas articles teh same
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 4, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    I'm still not convinced that a billion SF games is the right way to go; isn't that what killed the genre all those years back? Even if each one is a 10/10, there's simply too many, and burn-out will occur much faster.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - August 4, 2010 8:16 p.m.

    I love tekken... It's gone through the entire spectrum, taking itself too seriously, to treating itself as a bit of a joke, to taking the piss out of it's past games. Beautiful :')
  • Valntyne - August 4, 2010 7:49 p.m.

    Where the fark is the Fei Long Vs. Law?! Also, I see what you did thar, with the Evil Ryu/Akuma. Copy/paste FTW!
  • DeathbyFira - August 4, 2010 6:53 p.m.

    I would like to see paul vs Ken masters and king vs Zangif and vega vs brian and omg steve fox and dudley would so be my pick for best fight cuz i freaking love them but i cant wait to be playing this and marvel vs capcom soon
  • gamingfreak - August 4, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    I can't believe it took me almost 5 minutes to clue into that Evil Ryu vs Devil Jin/Akuma vs Devil Kazuya joke.
  • Ell223 - August 4, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    Paul looks like Jedward.
  • rxb - August 4, 2010 1:39 p.m.

    Good article.
  • JayBeat - August 4, 2010 12:43 p.m.

    Roger Jr stupid background story okay
  • Seabread - August 4, 2010 12:19 p.m.

    @ kiwimonster5: you're joking right? did you read the description? i laughed my ass off. well played GR:MG
  • pin316 - August 4, 2010 12:02 p.m.

    I just still can't get over having to laugh everytime someone mentions Sodom...why don't more people find it amusing that there's a character who's name means butt-sex? some people might say grow up, i reply - it doesn't matter how old you are, a fat man falling over is still funny, as are farts and names that mean rude things
  • Clovin64 - August 4, 2010 11:55 a.m.

    I totally forgot about Roger Jr's storyline, but God it amuses me. Kuma and Panda both had (very similar) comedy endings in Tekken 5 if I remember correctly, but the Roger Jr one was priceless. Also Jinpachi is an overpowered dick in Tekken 5, but I think he was a lot easier in Dark Reserection.
  • philipshaw - August 4, 2010 10:19 a.m.

    This was a great article, you pretty much thought of all the match ups that I want to see
  • Tomsta666 - August 4, 2010 9:54 a.m.

    Sakura V Asuka. Japanese Schoolgirl fight GO!!!

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