After taking a look at some of the World Warriors’ associates and Ryu and Chun-Li’s B-Boy and B-Girl Red Bull BC One costumes, the CFN Portal site continues to spotlight a variety of side characters from the Street Fighter and Final Fight universes, as per Private Nakagawa and the Shadaloo Activity Report.
Today we start with Karin’s portly, bumbling butler, who desperately yearns to prove his worth as her bodyguard and battle foes in her stead–only to be shot down. He can also bee seen excitedly watching matches in the background of the Kanzuki Estate stage in Street Fighter V, and previously became a hotdog-eating champion in the UDON Comics: Ishizaki!
Private Nakagawa: A self-paced man working for the Kanzukis, a bit in his own way. When he raises the tension in the house too much, the maid strikes him with a silver tray.
Private Nakagawa: One of the butlers working for Karin Kanzuki together with Shibasaki. In his school days, he belonged the school judo club. His actual skills are cooking, and once in awhile he exercises his talent in Kanzuki’s kitchen. His specialty is the chanwanmushi. He’s on good terms with Birdie.
Our next profile takes us back to 1997’s Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, to look at another one of the title’s secret characters, “Suntanned” Sakura.
Private Nakagawa: She increased her moves, and her Hadoken became a giant beam, only by suntanning. I must absolutely suntan myself!
Name: “Suntanned” Sakura
Height: 157 cm
Weight: 42 kg
Blood type: A
Birthday: March 15th
Home Country: Japan
Dislikes: End of Vacations
Private Nakagawa: Sakura, who trained with Ryu during summer vacations. It seems she gained new moves and even mastered a technique in which she hits her opponent one-thousand times in a second. [her version of the Shun Goku Satsu/Raging Demon, obviously] She completely sunburned herself during a training session in a tropical beach of a southern country. It’s not that she “awoke” to anything, OK? She’s only diligent in her training…
For those who may be unfamiliar with Suntanned (alternatively, “Evil”) Sakura, or the title she hails from, here’s an arcade playthrough with her in MSHvSF to remind readers what she was capable of.
Moving on, we head to another Capcom classic, 1995’s Final Fight 3–which was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, before being eventually ported to the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console–to take a look at one of the newcomers who stepped up to assist Guy and Mayor Mike Haggar in saving Metro City from the grip of the treacherous Skull Cross Gang: Lucia!
Private Nakagawa: A brilliant detective who ensures Metro City’s security. With her long legs, she obviously has powerful, intense, kicks. She burns down criminals and rogues with her Fire Spinner! [Her Jumping QCF+Attack kick. Normally unimaginatively translated as simply “Fire Kick.”]
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 52 kg
Blood type: B
Birthday: April 1st
Home Country: USA
Likes: Cup Noodles
Private Nakagawa: An investigator who works for the Special Criminal Investigation Unit of Metro City’s police. She fights with techniques of self-defense and a personal take on Kung-Fu. Specialized in attacks with her baton. She’s literally hopeless at housework and cooking, and relies on her favorite Vietnamese restaurant for her meals, or just goes with her cup noodles.
Finally, we have the other newcomer and the fourth selectable character in Final Fight 3, a man shrouded in a cloak of mystery: Dean!
Private Nakgawa: A former street fighter, and a mysterious man whose only known fact is his name, Dean. It seems he can harness the power of lighting to release electric discharges.
Height: 197 cm
Weight: 91 kg
Blood type: Unknown
Home Country: USA
Likes: Meat, Curry Rice
Dislikes: Skull Cross Gang
Private Nakagawa: A young man who lost his family because of the criminal gang Skull Cross. Skull Cross was a lower branch of Mad Gear; in order to destroy them, Dean teams up with Haggar, Lucia and Guy. His special weapon is the hammer. The fact he likes both meat and curry rice means he should like beef curry, right?
And another set of CFN Portal profiles is in the books, as we’re now just five Profiles away from reaching number 200! You can check out a special pair of profiles on Ryu and Chun-Li’s Red Bull BC One B-Boy and B-Girl Costumes here, as well as look at more of the World Warriors’ associates here. If “Suntanned” Sakura’s got you nostalgic for more secret characters from MSHvSF, you can see Shadow and Shadow Lady’s Profiles here.