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Intriguing Street Fighter Tarot Card art from SayIanIanIan, see your favorite classic characters reimagined as never before

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • October 10, 2013 at 11:17 a.m. PDT
Just when I thought I'd seen everything pertaining to Street Fighter, this curveball hit me straight in the face. What you will find below is Tarot card art, with Street Fighter characters filling the iconic roles on each card, all courtesy of artist SayIanIanIan.

These are not only very well-made, but also highly imaginative, and very fun for any Street Fighter series fan to browse through. Right below, you can start looking through them in card order, with The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor and The Hierophant to give you a taste of what's to come.

Hit the jump to check out the rest of the deck, and make sure that your favourite character made the cut.


Click images for larger versions

Which one did you like the best? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to Ex_Ein for sending us this news tip, but most of all thanks to SayIanIanIan for producing such amazing content.

Comments

Ranshi said on October 10, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

ZA WARUDO!

#1
Existent said on October 10, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

The Chariot, easily.

#2
ain said on October 10, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

These are really good. But Sagat isn't the Emperor? Really?

#3
Oroku_Saki said on October 10, 2013 at 11:28 a.m.

XXI, 0 and XVI for hilarious and godly tiers.

#4
TrainTrackJack said on October 10, 2013 at 11:29 a.m.

These are really awesome to see everyones card feels really thought out sayianianian is a really smart guy pretty creative as well.

#5
diddykv said on October 10, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Tarot was never this interesting!

#6
TrainTrackJack said on October 10, 2013 at 11:32 a.m.

Also I just cant figure out who the hermit IX is?

#7
Paradonyx said on October 10, 2013 at 11:32 a.m.

You guys should actually produce these! I would love to have a set

#8
SteadiestShark said on October 10, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.

Whoa, these are really cool.

I should add that my favourite is probably "Judgement."

#9
DeadlyCreampuff said on October 10, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.

It's like he knows I play Gouken and Cammy :3

#10
diddykv said on October 10, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.

Oro, from SFIII.

#11
MarvinVelasco12 said on October 10, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.

Very cool.

#12
NyuBomber said on October 10, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.

Oro, the hermit martial arts master from Street Fighter 3 series, so powerful that he normally fights with one arm, and is capable of great physical and energy-projecting feats. Wants to push Ryu to his limit or whatever.

#13
HooliganComboFTW said on October 10, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.

lol Dan is the fool when ironically the fool is very strong in Persona.

#14
ryuhayabusa13 said on October 10, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.

hah hah hah hah these are hilarious.

#15
Aluppoj said on October 10, 2013 at 11:47 a.m.

Very clever. Very cool artwork.

#16
Hypermarth said on October 10, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.

Karin should be the empress :(..... but these are pretty cool nonetheless

#17
FlexingBum said on October 10, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.

Damn Cammy, fix ya face

#18
GentleLinker said on October 10, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.

Oro, from 3rd Strike.

#19
XDIEX said on October 10, 2013 at 11:51 a.m.

DAN THE MAN!

#20
ChumbleB said on October 10, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.

Lol the chariot -- so good!

#21
rakuko said on October 10, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.

i highly suspect that trophy in The Magician is a representation of the EVO 2013 trophy.

also, feels like Sim should be Hierophant and Necro should be The Hanged Man.

#22
The_True_Gouki said on October 10, 2013 at 11:59 a.m.

Gouki as 13 for Death.

I approve.

#23
Mike said on October 10, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.

Zangief and Rose

#24
Spaghetti_Time said on October 10, 2013 at 12:10 p.m.

This is cool

#25
Jocelotknee said on October 10, 2013 at 12:10 p.m.

I think it would've been cool if The Lovers was Vega looking at himself in the mirror, lol.

This is great though. Love The Chariot the most I think.

#26
zUkUu said on October 10, 2013 at 12:12 p.m.

Pretty slick. Gen as Death would have been better tho :p

Hermit is just too fitting lmao.

#27
sarif2soon said on October 10, 2013 at 12:16 p.m.

*reads dan's and sagat's*
LOL
shouldn't akuma be the devil? or is it because it's more fitting to have bison, who has "devil reverse", be devil and akuma being the dude with the murderous intent be death?
ponder ponder ponder

#28
jme said on October 10, 2013 at 12:18 p.m.

Sagat not being the emperor instantly made me not like it #Kappa

#29
rakuko said on October 10, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

The devil (Bison) rules the underworld. Death (Akuma) leaves bodies in its wake.

#30
crewdreary said on October 10, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

These are really awesome. I really like The Tower.

#31
iTzg0dzy said on October 10, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

I think another tarot card set should be made for KOF just so we can see Kim there for JUSTICE

#32
EMP_FecalMatter said on October 10, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

anyone else thought of the House of the Dead series while going through these?

#33
JustSTFU said on October 10, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.

Devil and Death should've totally switched places.
Akuma should be the Devil cuz that's what it means, and for Dictator he would've been fit to be death.

#34
SHAZAMforInjustice said on October 10, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.

At first I was all serious,then I LOL'ed.

#35
DiegoBrando said on October 10, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

I lol'd so hard when I saw The world.

#36
Raiden365 said on October 10, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

Take that Persona, and every Tactics game ever.

#37
Xul said on October 10, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#38
Getdownbrown83 said on October 10, 2013 at 1:37 p.m.

These are really awesome

#39
TrainTrackJack said on October 10, 2013 at 1:40 p.m.

Thanks that would have bothered me all day much appreciated.

#40
TrainTrackJack said on October 10, 2013 at 1:42 p.m.

Much appreciated Nyubomber

#41
Biggz124 said on October 10, 2013 at 1:46 p.m.

I need dat C viper card.

#42
warriors said on October 10, 2013 at 1:48 p.m.

they should bring the hermit to ultra street fighter 4 :)

#43
Kijui said on October 10, 2013 at 2:14 p.m.

That's odd, Dan and Gouken's titles got switched... They should fix that...

#44
Super_Honda said on October 10, 2013 at 2:18 p.m.

This is very good. I like how Gouken is the Emperor: rightfully so. I find The Sun to be hilarious since I'm a Honda player.

#45
Him said on October 10, 2013 at 2:20 p.m.

SF characters confirmed for Jojo's DLC derp

#46
Spiral0Architect said on October 10, 2013 at 2:23 p.m.

Judgment with an E.

#47
UncleBibby said on October 10, 2013 at 2:25 p.m.

Man, these are awesome! I love the Zangief one.

#48
StriderSpinel said on October 10, 2013 at 2:35 p.m.

ZA WARUDO! said already.... pretty cool deck!

#49
Topaz said on October 10, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.

Makoto not The Empress? <throws deck away>

#50
Snow said on October 10, 2013 at 2:54 p.m.

Super Tarot Fighter when?

#51
sklaus said on October 10, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.

Very nice and creative.

Just an observation, there is no "zero (0)" in roman numerals.

#52
Doopliss said on October 10, 2013 at 3:06 p.m.

They call him the king for a reason.

#53
sergio_reyes_ said on October 10, 2013 at 3:34 p.m.

i say seriously amazingly excellent

#54
calypsx said on October 10, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.

Cammy as "The Empress"? No, just no... ಠ_ಠ

#55
Seoul777 said on October 10, 2013 at 4:28 p.m.

Im def. not "Empressed" (lollerskatz) with Cammys man face. The bods good though :þ

#56
JesseRobles said on October 10, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.

All are great!

#57
Gurpwnder said on October 10, 2013 at 5:24 p.m.

LOL

#58
Gurpwnder said on October 10, 2013 at 5:25 p.m.

They seem to be missing the logo on the back of Dan's gi and his purple gloves, but they look very nice otherwise/

#59
irrenmann said on October 10, 2013 at 5:34 p.m.

Honda as the Sun, Guile as Judgment with the memory of his dead friend...these are well done.

#60
gamekingcaleb94 said on October 10, 2013 at 5:41 p.m.

I like the moon card and it seems right for Abel.

#61
GeneralSpecific said on October 10, 2013 at 6:29 p.m.

I'd rename Cammy's card to "The Fraud".

=]

#62
Blackoshinomi said on October 10, 2013 at 6:58 p.m.

Gauntlet legends with sf characters.

#63
HyperViperNZ said on October 10, 2013 at 7:08 p.m.

Where my girl Viper? "The Milf"

#64
IcyKnee said on October 10, 2013 at 7:23 p.m.

These are pretty fantastic.

#65
IcyKnee said on October 10, 2013 at 7:25 p.m.

Also, my favorite is X.

#66
emc said on October 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

OGRE BATTLE MARCH OF THE BLACK QUEEN ALL DAY SON

#67
Kenshiro said on October 10, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

Yeah I second the Vega comment. Or maybe his should say vanity.

#68
SpellcraftQuill said on October 10, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.

Persona! *Shoots self in the head for Gen to appear*

#69
chipndip said on October 10, 2013 at 8:39 p.m.

Blanka: RAWR!

Guile: No! Not Za Warudo bite!

#70
Eternal said on October 10, 2013 at 8:59 p.m.

Not a big fan of the faces but great work.

A single nitpick though: Wouldn't Cody have made more sense as The Hanged Man?

#71
courte said on October 10, 2013 at 9:20 p.m.

instead of saying what i was going to, i'll just play p3 all night. couldn't hurt right

#72
RedRapperSux said on October 10, 2013 at 10:26 p.m.

This is cool.

#73
TagAnarchy said on October 11, 2013 at 2:49 a.m.

But... Where's Oni? BibleThump

#74
spman2099 said on October 11, 2013 at 3:54 a.m.

Cody should have been Hanged Man or Judgment.

#75
gammabolt17 said on October 11, 2013 at 5:30 a.m.

Zangief is a BEAST. Not only is he hemming that bear up, he's tauntin him with his fingers in his mouth lol "I dare you to bite me! It will be your last bite EVER!!!!!"

#76
gammabolt17 said on October 11, 2013 at 5:31 a.m.

I wonder which tarot would have worked for her. Viper is a good person that appears dirty to most. What title would fit her well?

#77
Kijui said on October 11, 2013 at 7:15 a.m.

That's Alpha Dan, Gurpwnder...

#78
ivan_blues said on October 11, 2013 at 7:54 a.m.

This is some amazing work and should be printed.

Akuma´s card is awesome.

#79
ROSHINOBI said on October 11, 2013 at 8:24 a.m.

yeah she look like a grown up Angelica Pickles from Rugrats..lol

#80
ROSHINOBI said on October 11, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.

well actually if you think about Bison represents life and renewal *always looking for a stronger body* but with the DEVIL in the Details...and Akuma is the bringer of DEATH to all the stands to face him in Combat. So their cards suit them perfect.

#81
Sunforged_One said on October 11, 2013 at 10:19 a.m.

not Rose...

#82
Bigall said on October 11, 2013 at 1:16 p.m.

Sagat should have been the Emperor...
T.Hawk should have been the Tower, after all T.Hawk is tallest, well, until Hugo arrives.

#83
YouneverWIN said on October 11, 2013 at 5:58 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#84
HyperViperNZ said on October 12, 2013 at 12:09 a.m.

Hmm I dunno. Maybe Viper could be something like "The Deceiver" because of her tricky personality or "The YinYang" as she represents both hero and villain. Light and dark. Even though she is ultimately good.

#85
Daxtony said on October 12, 2013 at 10:54 p.m.

I see what you did there.....

#86
sayianianian said on August 12, 2014 at 1:52 p.m.

I just found out that my artwork was featured on here! Wow! Thanks for all the comments, everyone!

#87
sayianianian said on August 12, 2014 at 2:40 p.m.

My thought process on Devil and Death was that Akuma is a force of nature like the Grim Reaper whereas Bison is more evil in his intentions, more manipulative. Obviously Akuma's name in English means Devil, but not his Japanese name, Gouki.

#88


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