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5 Things We Want From Street Fighter’s Chun-Li

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One of, if not Capcom’s greatest Street Fighter character, is the voluptuous, courageous, and independent Chun-Li. Chun-Li’s name means “beautiful spring” in Chinese. The brown-eyed, world-class martial artist (called the strongest woman in the world) became interested in martial arts, after being introduced to Bruce Lee. 

Further proving her independence, at the age of 18, Chun-Li joined Interpol, tracking down powerful organizations like the Shadaloo. Although she does not have the greatest winning streak against every opponent, she tries to seek revenge on M. Bison (a drug lord and military dictator), for the death of her father, Dorai.

During any Street Fighter gameplay, Chun-Li (well-versed in Taek-wan-do, Capoeira, Tai chi, and more) can easily avoid incoming attacks, faster than the drop of a dime with her signature Lightning Kick. She is the first female character of all fighting games, has an adopted child (Li-Fen, who is also one of her martial arts students in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, as a non-playable character), is a cosplay icon, and still appears young. 

So far, there is a Brawlhalla crossover with Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akura joining as playable characters. Here are 5 things we want from Street Fighter’s Chun-Li.

Brawlhalla Chun Li Epic CROSSOVER Skin Showcase

5. A Chun-Li Movie: 

Sure, Chun-Li is a character in Street Fighter (1994) and we got to see “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” in 2009, where she is the main character (and Ryu and Ken never show up). In fact, she is in all of the Street Fighter movies and to not add her to a Street Fighter movie, could be devastating. 

We just cannot get enough of Chun-Li. Chun-Li having her own movie title without Street Fighter sharing it, sounds exceptional. Besides, she should be a household name without Street Fighter and any Street Fighter characters are placed in the movie, that would be interesting as well.

4. How Does Chun-Li Live After M. Bison Dies?:

In the Street Fighter arcade game, Chun-Li battles M. Bison (the leader of the international crime syndicate Shadowlaw). Her objective in the Street Fighter movies is to avenge her father’s death, but how exactly does she live after M. Bison dies? I want to see how she cooperates with life, continues to raise her child, and other fighters she may train or battle. 

Does she feel better M. Bison is dead? To have stirred up emotions for so long, one is not in the right mindset, but months or years later, is she furious at the mere thought of the former military dictator?

3. A Large In-Game Wardrobe Selection: 

Often, Chun-Li is seen wearing a modified qipao (also known as a cheongsam, giving her a wider range of motion) and combat/ boxing boots, in the video game, Street Fighter 2. In Street Fighter Alpha, she wore an embroidered vest, unitard, studded wristbands, athletic shoes. 

A wide-range of wardrobe selection for Chun-Li should not hurt. She already looks magnificent, so give her more stylish clothing.

 

 

2. A Home Workout Video: 

Okay. Think sort of like Billy Blanks (the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program), but Chun-Li teaching you exactly how to perform step-by-step martial arts at home. There could be a beginners level and an expert level. Remember that since Chun-Li is an animated character, the creative team can place all sorts of special effects in the foreground, middle ground, and background.

1. More About Chun-Li’s Love Life: 

We know that Ryu and Chun-Li had a romantic interest in Malibu’s short-lived comic book version of Street Fighter, in 1991. It showed Chun-Li appearing desperate for Ryu at points, but Ryu was too manly to be satisfied by Chun-Li, being obsessed with his training. It is fine because she can brush off the past and have a stronger romance life for fans to see. Then, Ryu may show signs of jealousy. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.