5ish things you didn't know about Street Fighter

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • May 6, 2010 at 12:03 p.m. PDT
5ish things you didn't know about Street Fighter While the Street Fighter storyline isn't the most compelling thing you'll ever read about, USA Today has a nifty article offering 5 things you didn't know about Street Fighter.

If you're a hardcore fan though, you may know about all of this stuff.
• Dhalsim has a grudge against Balrog the boxer. In Dhalsim's original Street Fighter II background, you see six elephants trumpeting in the background. According to canon, the second elephant on the right is Dhalsim's pet elephant. The best friend of Dhalsim's pet elephant was killed by Balrog while he was practicing his "gigaton punch" technique, and the two have been sworn enemies ever since.

• With his blonde hair and Californian love of convertibles, Ken is known as the all-American Street Fighter, but he's actually three-quarters Japanese. The blonde hair? He dyes it.
Also, Gary pointed out that Ken's original stage music bears a striking resemblance to Cheap Trick's song Mighty Wings.
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