Has Capcom been hiding a clever Easter egg right in front of our faces ever since G was first revealed for Street Fighter 5?

Maybe, maybe not, but a neat find in any case

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • December 3, 2019 at 9:37 a.m. PST | Comments: 21

I'll start this by saying that I'm not exactly convinced that designers of G had this in mind when they constructing the character and his animations, but it's still pretty cool nonetheless.

Twitter user Rhys recently came to a particular realization about the President of the World and his most commonly used freeze-frame.

Just before G shoots off his Critical Art he pauses for a moment to point at the camera. He then redirects that point toward his opponent and lets loose a super attack that engulfs the entire screen in flames.

It was in this pointing pose that we first saw G as that's how Capcom revealed him to the public in the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition trailer in late 2017. Given his whole President of the World theme, it's easy to write this pose off as a mimic of Uncle Sam's famous "We Want You" Army recruitment poster.

While that's more than likely the main motivator here, it also happens that the American Sign Language sign for the letter "G" is achieved with a single outstretched pointer finger. Essentially, this means G is actually signing his name every time he does his Critical Art.

A clever additional layer or a lucky coincidence? We'll let you make that call for yourself after you check out Rhys' original tweet pointing this little factoid out:

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