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With the recent revealed gameplay video of Charlie Nash, also comes a glimpse of a new challenger, this challenger can be no other than Bison.
M. Bison, known as Vega in Japan, was first introduced in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991, he is a recurring character and primary villain in the Street Fighter series, acting as the final boss and primary antagonist of the Street Fighter II and later a supporting villain in the Street Fighter IV series.
A would-be world dictator and a pure incarnation of evil, M. Bison’s ambition is to control the world’s governments through his covert crime syndicate, Shadaloo. He serves as the host of Street Fighter II ‘s fighting tournament and is the last opponent fought in the game, M. Bison wields an inherently evil energy known as “Psycho Power”.
It is said that M. Bison was at one point nothing more than a young martial artist like any other but with overwhelming ambitions, so in order to be the best in the world of martial arts, M. Bison murdered his own master before giving in to complete chaos. M. Bison’s master was said to be the only known person in the world who could manipulate the evil power known as “Psycho Power” at the time and it is also said that, before his death, M. Bison’s master passed the power to only three other students, M. Bison himself being one of them.
The first source of inspiration for M. Bison’s design came from the character General Washizaki, one of the main villains of the popular martial arts manga Riki-Oh. However Bison’s image and supernatural prowess are also widely considered to have been inspired by Yasunori Kato, the mystical antagonist of the influential fantasy novel series Teito Monogatari, especially its subsequent cinematic adaptations such as Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis.
His general attire consists of a red military uniform with large silver shoulder plates, wrist bands, and shin guards; on his peaked/service cap is the skull insignia of his crime syndicate known as Shadaloo. His clothing highly resembles the uniforms worn by SS officers of Nazi Germany; the winged skull on his visor cap and the first letter of Shadaloo on his belt is shaped as a single sig rune. His eyes were originally red both within and outside the irises, after Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, they were changed to a complete ghastly white, a trait shared by other characters such as Sagat and Dhalsim.
The storyline through the numerous versions of Street Fighter II characterizes Bison as the leader of a criminal organization called “Shadaloo” who sponsors the World Warrior tournament. A few characters who participate in the tournament have a personal vendetta against Bison. Chun-Li and Guile are both seeking to avenge the deaths of their loved ones (Chun-Li’s father and Guile’s best friend Charlie Nash), while T. Hawk wants to avenge both his homeland and his father, that were destroyed and devastated by the villain. Cammy, on the other hand, believes that Bison is connected to her past and learns in her ending that she was once one of his agents.
The last known about Bison is that he has a new body and defeated Seth in SFIV, after his victory over Seth he faced off against Juri, who tried to let Bison and Seth destroy each other, both characters are believed to have survived this battle and are seen later. Meanwhile, another android which had been fighting Abel shows signs of also developing self-awareness like Seth, and M. Bison promptly destroys it, remarking that Abel has grown since an unspecified last meeting. His exact relationship with Abel is unknown; however, it is heavily implied that Abel was somehow part of the experiments that created the androids, and may in fact be one of them. While M. Bison fled the facility he came across Cammy and Decapre, and notes that Decapre is dying, but that “a bargain could be made”. Cammy allows M. Bison to take Decapre in the hopes that he will save her.
Will this mean that both Bison and Decapre will make their appearance in SFV? Is Able really an android? So much questions, so little information. We hunger for more, and as soon as information comes available we will post it right here on Gamegeekz.