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Street Fighter Week: The evolution of Cammy

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Beautiful, deadly, and pigtailed - Cammy is the second female character to appear in the Street Fighter series. Though perhaps not as widely acknowledged by the mainstream as Chun-Li, the amnesic young warrior is a fan favorite, and has left her footprint eternally in the Street Fighter series. This is her legacy.

This is part of a week of Street Fighter retrospectives - click here for more, and don't miss our Chun-Li, BlankaKen, and Ryu retrospectives!

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers - 1993

Cammy first appears in Super SF II as one of the four "new challengers." While her story begins in the prequel to Street Fighter II - the Alpha series - her place in the Street Fighter universe was first solidified here.

This incarnation of Cammy is generally referred to as "Delta Red" Cammy, as she is a member of the elite British special forces team of the same name. The team took her in at the end of the Alpha series, the events of which caused her to lose her memory.

She enters the second World Warrior tourney after discovering M. Bison's involvement, to whom she feels a strange connection. Bison was, in fact, her creator and former master, and claims to have planted her in Delta Red.

Petite but ripped, Cammy wears a green leotard, red beret, red gauntlets, and combat boots. Cammy's popularity was relatively unchallenged by the other new Super SF II characters, the lot of which inspired little emotion among fans. Cammy went on to have significantly more appearances than her cohorts, in and out of Street Fighter games. Her popularity can most likely be attributed to all of the following elements:

  • She's not as lame as T. Hawk.
  • She's not based on a famous boxer.
  • MORE FEMALE... RAAH! HORMONES LIKE FEMALE!

Trivia: Cammy's Thrust Kick move is known as "Cannon Spike" in Japan. Cannon Spike is also the name of a non-Street Fighter game in which Cammy appears as a playable character.

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13 comments

  • Estacado - March 3, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb/GamesRadar/us/Other/Features/2008/Street%20Fighter%20Retrospectives/Cammy/Screens/Street_Fighter_Cammy_White-5--article_image.jpg this Cammy is actually a porn star named Alisa Kiss
  • Averagegamer18 - March 3, 2011 2 a.m.

    I am surprised no Raychul Moore as Cammy; she looked good ;) just sayin
  • leemaycry - October 9, 2009 5:31 a.m.

    wow. are ryu and ken sleeping in the same bed in that last video? wow. just wow.
  • Sonneilon - February 21, 2009 9:07 p.m.

    Cammy's so hott. IN all in carnations.
  • alolcatL0L - February 13, 2009 9:08 p.m.

    The 1st cosplay pic is from a girl named Alisa http://www.alisakiss.com/alisachan/index2.htm who went from a cosplay junkie display of her many costumes to now do a softcore porn site www.alisakiss.com/. You are all welcome in advance
  • norid - February 12, 2009 1:05 a.m.

    BISON(flames shooting out) I love that part
  • Corsair89 - February 11, 2009 1:46 a.m.

    Cammy looks and sound great in Street Fighter IV. The Street Fighter USA Cartoon was hilarious.
  • AnonymouZ - February 13, 2009 1:07 a.m.

    "we can't take you on a dangerous mission like this" hahahaha, i rofled at that one. Pretty well put together article... however, you did say the same thing on the last paragraph of page five... AND last paragraph on page seven. But, we can let that one pass, don't worry Tyler.
  • protospasm - February 12, 2009 5:35 p.m.

    Cammy also has a throw-away background sprite appearance in the bar stage of Pocket Fighter. It's the stage that features DeeJay as a bartender. *sigh* Cammy would've been a great Pocket Fighter. :-(
  • thefinalmax - February 11, 2009 5:28 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure she's been announced for SFIV
  • IIIJabbaIII - February 11, 2009 3:16 a.m.

    I am the world's greatest pillow fighter!!!!! XD
  • bokubaka - February 11, 2009 2:51 a.m.

    third
  • skyguy343 - February 10, 2009 8:42 p.m.

    first

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