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Street Fighter X Tekken gets shot of femininity with Poison (among others) joining the roster

Right up there with saying Bobby Kotick is the devil, one of the most thoroughly beaten dead horses in games journalism is the transgendered nature Poison from Final Fight. It’s such a giant cliché and one we try to avoid, as this fictional character’s debated gender would distract from information. Like now, when that supposed penis would steal focus from the news that the sexy final fighter joins Tekken’s Steve Fox and Yoshimitsu along with Street Fighter’s Dhalsim in today’s Comic-Con character reveals for Street Fighter X Tekken.


This news comes straight out of Comic-Con, which isn’t surprising as the game was first revealed during the San Diego convention last year. Poison has been a favorite of many fans despite rarely being playable, so we’re happy to see her transition into a more active in-game role. Meanwhile, Dhalsim is looking like his usual self as he burns up foes with Yoga Flame, Yoshimitsu is the comical robo- ninja we know him as, and we refuse to learn anything about Steve Fox, though we assume he’s a boxer.


Speaking of new characters, our man on the scene at the Comic-Con panel, Brett Elston, says he spotted cameos from Final Fight's Guy and Cody, while another editor said he eyed E Honda on the side of a truck, so these trailers might be full of hidden secrets. This Comic-Con news beefs up the already stellar cast for SFXT, and if the inclusion of Poison doesn’t win back all those angered Capcom fans, we don’t know what will.

Jul 21, 2011

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20 comments

  • ranzatsu - July 25, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    They made Poison a transsexual before because of the feminist groups that were whining about men beating up women in games. And assuming that giving her a wang would make the noise shut up only corrupts our minds today. So I'll assume that now that women in games is perfectly acceptable, Poison is officially female.
  • Carlovic - July 24, 2011 5:59 a.m.

    Come on Capcom: include bryan fury and zangief, and I'll be pre-ordering my copy in an instant!!!!
  • CitizenWolfie - July 22, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Man or not: Would. Is it worth waiting about a year after it releases to buy it? By then I'm guessing Capcom will have announced "Super Street Fighter x Tekken Hyper Fighting World Warrior Tag Team Arcade Cash Cow Milked-for-all-its-worth HD Edition (Turbo)" by then with 3 extra characters not included in the original 5 games.
  • RebornKusabi - July 22, 2011 4:33 a.m.

    Yay for Poison, my favorite sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania!
  • taokaka - July 22, 2011 3:24 a.m.

    more importantly YOSHIMITSU!!!!!!!! finally they announced him and chose my favourite design of him. YEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • minimaxi - July 22, 2011 3:07 a.m.

    Capcom's business practice is fast approaching if not already surpassed that of Activision, but now I finally know how COD fans felt and why they're the biggest hypocrites in game demographic, cause now I am, too. Nevermind the broken promises of MvC3, I'll still buy UMvC3, and Poison, Yoshimitsu in SFxT? here's my money, sorry it's a bit dirty with my jizz.
  • angelusdlion - July 22, 2011 2:25 a.m.

    Because Ewwwwww... transsexuals are icky! Never mind that she doesn't have a wang now.
  • knightnettie - July 22, 2011 1:26 a.m.

    What's with all the Poison fanservice?! XDD
  • AwesomeGuitarSoloMan - July 22, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    No matter what this game looks fucking fantastic
  • SanctusScorpius - July 21, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    Poison being included almost makes me forgive Capcom for the shit they've pulled. Key word is 'almost'.
  • KREATIVEassassin - July 21, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    Hell YEAH, Poison! Sweetness!
  • cokelogic - July 21, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    Here's to hoping Poison's VO sounds like Dr Girlfriend.
  • cokelogic - July 21, 2011 11:44 p.m.

    Did Poison make an appearance in Street Fighter series? I had no idea.
  • Aomi - July 21, 2011 11:36 p.m.

    Haha I just had flash backs of the past. This is awesome news to know of. Lovin that Poison.
  • Shenlong4517 - July 21, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    First we get Mai Shiranui back, then Phoenix Wright, then Poison. It's been a good month for fighting games.
  • CHEIFBadman - July 21, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    @435 I see what you di there lol
  • FauxFurry - July 21, 2011 11:26 p.m.

    Should anyone care whether Poison is a transsexual or not? She's a buff woman with pink hair in a world of manly man mayors who stroll about town bare-chestedly beating even more buff baddies into a pulp with his ham-sized hands. That's as far as their concerns need extend. Now I am intrigued by this Mishima-Uppercut Brother love-in. If they add R. Mika(the grappler pool could use a bit more femininity while they're at it) or Elena, then Capcom and Namco are guaranteed a portion of my purchase to fight over.
  • YuGiOhisbetterthanMagic - July 21, 2011 11:11 p.m.

    <3 Poison
  • 435 - July 21, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    She's drivin' me out of my mind That's why it's hard for me to find Can't get it out of my head Miss her Kiss her Love her Wrong move, you're dead That girl is POISOOOOOOOON... Never trust a big butt and a smile. That girl is POISOOOOOOOON...
  • IBReady - July 21, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Wow... Wasnt' expecting Poison. sweet.

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