It was quite a momentous birthday for one of the most famous female fighting game characters in the world, Chun-Li. Originally appearing in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, March 1st marked the Chinese Interpol officer’s 50th birthday.
Happy birthday, Chun-Li! You certainly have a leg up when it comes to fighting crime! 🚔 pic.twitter.com/4sB9uyMKZR
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) March 1, 2018
The official Street Fighter Twitter account and several others have posted celebratory art and cosplay:
Thank you for being the strongest and most beautiful woman in the world. You're such an inspiration to me ❤️ @Capcom_Unity @CapcomFighters @StreetFighter @CapcomUnityBR pic.twitter.com/aTYcl121rt
— Luna Gabriella (@lunaagabb) March 1, 2018
— SANO-BR (@sano_br) March 1, 2018
Happy birthday Chun Li!!! The First Lady of video games, may you shine and kick forever. Cosplay by me, photo by Ben Lam. #StreetFighter @Capcom_Unity @CapcomFighters @StreetFighter pic.twitter.com/k1hsLZxta4
— Crystal@grad (@CrystalikeC) March 2, 2018
happy chun-li day ✌️ 🎂 pic.twitter.com/6WwF8AJBjc
— 🍟inkuuusan🍟 (@inkuusan) March 2, 2018
Not the same pose I know! Battle dress Chun Li version for Kotobukiya happened after my cosplay so I couldn't match the stance! I'm thinking about revamping this costume soon! #ChunLi #StreetFighter #BattleDress #Kotobukiya pic.twitter.com/XxnDkkYIr6
— Danielle Vedovelli (@DanieVedo) March 1, 2018
Also, last year, XusesGB made a “History and Evolution of Chun-Li” video that showcased her different looks and attacks across the library of games she starred in:
And finally, from the Shoryuken staff, we wish the warrior with the strongest thighs in the world a happy 50th birthday and many, many more opponents to kick down in the future.