G's concept art for Street Fighter 5 shows him looking like an actual globe plus shows a female Q-like design

The plot thickens?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 12, 2018 at 4:17 a.m. PDT

G released alongside Sagat on Monday just a day after his reveal at EVO 2018 and has become the most enigmatic and mysterious fighter in the series since... well Q. Many people have been speculating about a connection between the two single-letter named characters, and their move sets appear to suggest there likely is.

The new presidential character's final design features gold in the shape of the Earth's continents that rotate around him like a globe, but it appears as though Capcom originally planned to go much further in that direction.

Capcom recently released the early concept designs for G on their Shadaloo Combat Research Institute page which show various looks the President of the World went through before settling on his final appearance.

Most of them look very similar to what we ended up with, but there are a handful of designs that show G's skin looking dark blue like the ocean with the continental marks still around him. He even has the longitude and latitude lines going across his body making him look even more like a globe. We don't know if that was in contention for his default costume or something like a V-Trigger transformation, but it certainly is an interesting look for anyone to wear.

Perhaps even more interesting than those costumes is the bonus art piece that was shown off that depicts two figures wearing G's Story Costume which happens to look very similar to Q's design. One of the designs may be G, but the other one appears to be a female figure suggesting perhaps a larger organization was planned to be shown in connection to G — though we wouldn't know since the Story Mode makes no reference to the costumes.

You can check out the different designs for yourself in the gallery below, and let us know what you think the alternate choices mean for the characters — if anything — in the comments section.

G's concept art image #1 G's concept art image #2 G's concept art image #3 G's concept art image #4 G's concept art image #5 G's concept art image #6
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Source: Capcom. Sent in by Fawaz.

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