Unused Street Fighter 5 character concepts from Capcom: A French savate user, American Football and Ice Hockey fighters and even a Yeti

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • May 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. PDT

In a recent column on Capcom's Japanese site, they've detailed a bunch of character concepts that ended up going unused in Street Fighter 5.


EventHubs' very own MajinTenshinhan (hey, that's me!) has translated all of these notes on the characters, for your reading pleasure. In here, you'll find all kinds of wacky character concepts, but most importantly, a ton of female fighters who unfortunately did not end up making the cut. What a shame!

Below, you'll find the translated introduction to this particular unused character column.

Hello, everyone!

Here's a continuation of characters who unfortunately weren't chosen for the game.

In Street Fighter 5, previous characters' countries of origin and fighting styles were taken into consideration when trying to create new characters.

Start right now for your look at the first character - Miss American Football.

Miss American Football


A powerful woman representing America!

Her powerful tackle and sexy demeanor represents her. The concept felt a bit too disconnected from fighting games, so she was unfortunately discarded.

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Miss Ice Hockey


A Canadian character. More defensive than Miss American Football.

She's red-haired, with freckles and a bit of a tomboy. Even though she had a unique female frame, the character herself felt pretty weak, so she was discarded.

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A "Koukakuken" User


What is a Koukakuken?

It's when someone trains a part of their body to such an extreme, that it becomes as hard as the shell of a crab or a lobster, and uses that as their primary weapon!

Hmm... Too fantasy-ish, discarded!

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Yeti


This was also meant as a Canadian character.

The idea of having him use his HP gauge in his attacks was considered.

Hmm... Too Darkstalkers, discarded!

In our memos, there's a note saying "A beautiful Zangief" in regards to him.

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South American Assassin


This characters was conceptualized when we were trying to figure out Necalli.

It's a pretty smart look, and he looks cool, but it didn't quite fit what we were looking for.

"Wild, agressive, mystical" were our keywords when developing Necalli, so unfortunately, discarded!

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Asuka


An Aikido practicioner, fighting in an old manner.

Since she's a woman, it felt appropriate to apply a fighting style where you use your opponent's power against them.

However, we had too many Japanese characters already, so she was discarded. I'd like to bring her out sometime, though...

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Elizabeth


A French Savate user. She covers her weak spots with armor.

She was conceptualized as a rich antique dealer.

There are too many rich people in Street Fighter! Discarded.

I like both her concept and her design, though.

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What do you think about these character concepts? Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing Asuka and Elizabeth show up in the game down the line. Let us know in the comments!

Source: Capcom.

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