Here's what Bonchan's potential new main, Karin, looks like in Street Fighter 5

Spoiler alert: He's already looking godlike with her

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 11, 2017 at 4:22 p.m. PDT

A couple of days ago, we heard that RB|Bonchan might be dropping his main Street Fighter 5 Season 2 character, Nash, in exchange for Karin. Despite his recent success with Nash, Bonchan notes that he feels there isn't enough room to grow with this fighter.

"Karin's weaknesses, well, I haven't played her that much since she's just a sub character, so I can't say I'm entirely sure about all the situations with her, but I feel like she does poorly against big characters - Zangief, Birdie, Abigail... but she really fits me," Bonchan said on a recent Kachitagari TV broadcast. "It feels like Karin is a really good match for where I'm at right now."

WuahWuahMan has put together a compilation of matches featuring Bonchan's Karin, and even though he mentions a lack of experience with the high-class combatant, the footage definitely shows otherwise.

From the matches featured here, we see a patient Karin from Bonchan. He waits for opponents to stick out buttons, whiff punishes, then mauls them once he's in close. He also appears to have several hard-hitting punishes at the ready for whenever his opponent makes a mistake.

We'll still be seeing Nash come into play here and there, as Bonchan has said the Alpha fighter will be his secondary character. In the meantime, we might have to get used to his Karin, and honestly, I'm looking forward to it.

Below is a quick clip to get you started.


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Photo credit - Chris Bahn.

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