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Street Fighter 5's G isn't actually Q, folks — apparently he's Michael Jackson

His hit single 'Billie G' is topping the tier charts

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 10, 2018 at 8:48 a.m. PDT • Comments: 68

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's latest newcomer has been one of the talks of the town this week. Both G and Sagat are available for purchase now, and fans cannot contain their excitement to be playing both of them this early in the month.

One of the main points of discussion lately has been G's connection to Street Fighter 3 Third Strike's mysterious fighter, Q. Some think the two might be one in the same, but more concrete are the glaring similarities between many of their attacks.

We see G performing similar rush punches to Q as special moves, a command throw that is virtually identical, and even a string of very similar normal attacks. But putting all of that aside for a minute, today we're focusing on G's post-move animations and the fact that they're... well, they definitely look like Michael Jackson dance moves.

In Street Fighter 5, several of the DLC characters (beginning in Season 2) have unique animations that are triggered if the player does nothing after certain moves are performed. These are essentially unique recovery animations that can be interrupted at any time — so you won't be vulnerable during them.

G's recovery animations on several of his attacks are straight up influenced by the king of Pop. Even his backward walk animation sees him holding his hat and Moonwalking away.

I really have no clue why Capcom would tie G — their over the top presidential character with a Southern accent — to Michael Jackson, but I am certainly not opposed because it's pretty darn cool. And if you don't believe me, check out this compilation from Tampa Bison that shows each of these animations in action with some classic Michael Jackson sounds added over them.

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Photo source: Michael Jackson YouTube channel.

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