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Negaduck
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(07-17-2017, 05:48 AM)
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He looks dumb I can't wait to play as him. Sick.
CO_Andy
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(07-17-2017, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Village

Oh trust me, I would trade abigail for maki in like... 2 seconds as far as new Final fight characters to SF ( barring alpha 3 max) goes.

Design wise Abigail's too close to Hugo. That's like if they chose Roxy instead of bringing back Poison.

My first choice would have been Belgar if they needed a new FF character.
Giolon
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(07-17-2017, 05:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bronx-Man

This mf gets into Street Fighter but Sakurai won't put Ridley in Smash.

XD I'm dying man.
ScraftyDevil
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(07-17-2017, 05:49 AM)
In case anyone was wondering, he's actually based on a real-life wrestler: the Road Warrior Animal.

Also his mohawk looks like a maple leaf, which is appropriate considering he's SF's first Canadian rep.
Lulubop
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(07-17-2017, 05:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by CO_Andy

Design wise Abigail's too close to Hugo. That's like if they chose Roxy instead of bringing back Poison.

My first choice would have been Belgar if they needed a new FF character.

I want Edi E, with a gun
Pompadour
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(07-17-2017, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lulubop

I want Edi E, with a gun

His V-Trigger should be turning into a cop car like Final Fight Revenge.
Gren
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(07-17-2017, 05:50 AM)
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Bleh, not sure what I was expecting given the source material they had to work with. His proportions are too exaggerated (even for SF), but I still prefer his simple design over some over-complicated mess (lol at Gigas).

Best thing about this reveal is that it lends credence to Menat being next; she'll be my fave new character aesthetically.

EDIT: As far as remaining FF villains, Damnd, Jay, El Gado are a bunch of memorable designs they've yet to bring on, despite them all being the weakest of jobbers.
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(07-17-2017, 05:51 AM)
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Need Damnd next.
Gentleman Jack
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(07-17-2017, 05:51 AM)
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oops wrong thread. I blame Abigail's design.
XanaviF30
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(07-17-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Do not want.
IntelliHeath
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(07-17-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

In case anyone was wondering, he's actually based on a real-life wrestler: the Road Warrior Animal.



Also his mohawk looks like a maple leaf, which is appropriate considering he's SF's first Canadian rep.

Nice Catch. I didn't even notice that. Here is the image if anyone want to check it out.

Hyun Sai
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(07-17-2017, 05:55 AM)
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Hmm... Is it me or the animation feels bad compared to the other SFV characters ? I mean if I remember correctly, even Hugo felt way smoother than that.
Q8D3vil
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(07-17-2017, 05:56 AM)
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His animation is trash tier and stiff as fuck.
Kinda confirm that their S2 budget is way lower than S1.
Megawarrior
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(07-17-2017, 05:56 AM)
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Well if I can't get rival schools, I want all the remaining FF characters to get in who haven't been in SF yet.
arturo2666
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(07-17-2017, 05:57 AM)
Aaaay Potemkin, my favorite Guilty Gear character, is now in SFV! Time to reinstall.
Chun-Li
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(07-17-2017, 05:58 AM)
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Who asked for this lol

Maki coulda been cool.
Village
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(07-17-2017, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chun-Li

Who asked for this lol

Maki coulda been cool.

People who made the game weren't thinking about what people were asking for, but what would be interesting for them to make and to play with. Sometimes that works, sometimes it backfires and no one likes it
Turbanator
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(07-17-2017, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by fresquito

You sure haven't kept up with the leaks.

His points don't even make sense. The reason Ed and Kolin were NPCs in the first place was to introduce them into the plot before making them playable.

Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

Glgas is cool tho

He's quite honestly one of the worst designs in Tekken period. He's one of the clearest examples of everything wrong with TK character designs after T5 (both aesthetically and plotwise).

Originally Posted by Bruce Springsteen

Almost as bad as Rufus, almost every new character in SF4&5 have been absolutely terrible

SFV's newcomers are pretty solid, wym?
Lulubop
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(07-17-2017, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Turbanator

His points don't even make sense. The reason Dc and Kolin were NPCs in the first place was to introduce them into the plot before making them playable.


He's quite honestly one of the worst designs in Tekken period. He's one of the clearest examples of everything wrong with TK character designs after T5 (both aesthetically and plotwise).


SFV's newcomers are pretty solid, wym?

your avatar cracks me up everytime
Nemesis121
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(07-17-2017, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Q8D3vil

His animation is trash tier and stiff as fuck.
Kinda confirm that their S2 budget is way lower than S1.

NRS Animation...
abstract alien
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(07-17-2017, 06:06 AM)
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Why was I expecting to see a black dude?
Finaika
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(07-17-2017, 06:07 AM)
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Is he bigger than Zangief?
Turbanator
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(07-17-2017, 06:09 AM)
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He's... okay, personally. Bottom 15 in the franchise visually, but his "lol abby smash" playstyle is interesting to me. I'll give him a shot before giving a final opinion.

Originally Posted by Lulubop

your avatar cracks me up everytime

I just laughed out loud looking at it again now that you reminded me. I was just thinking of changing it, but you changed my mind.
Orochinagis
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(07-17-2017, 06:09 AM)
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He is ok, I guess
NinjaCoachZ
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(07-17-2017, 06:10 AM)

Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

Also his mohawk looks like a maple leaf, which is appropriate considering he's SF's first Canadian rep.

Monkey's paw, man. Monkey's paw.
2n2
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(07-17-2017, 06:10 AM)
I was excited for him, but not really a fan of this design. Bummer.
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(07-17-2017, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Finaika

Is he bigger than Zangief?

He is definitely bigger. That guy is stupidly huge, and wacky.
sjay1994
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(07-17-2017, 06:11 AM)
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Lyte Edge
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(07-17-2017, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

In case anyone was wondering, he's actually based on a real-life wrestler: the Road Warrior Animal.

I read he was based on Danish rocker King Diamond, who also released a 1987 album called "Abigail". Certainly fits with the theme of enemies in Final Fight having names connected with music.
Turbanator
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(07-17-2017, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nemesis121

NRS Animation...

Lol what? The animation is the best aspect to him. He's so full of life with every blow. I love both of his throws, and that shrug after slamming his foe down is so charming.

Originally Posted by Finaika

Is he bigger than Zangief?

He's the single biggest character in franchise history. I think the 4th biggest non-boss character Capcom's ever designed in a fighter (after the giants in TvC and Juggernaut).
ScraftyDevil
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(07-17-2017, 06:13 AM)

Originally Posted by Lyte Edge

I read he was based on Danish rocker King Diamond, who also released a 1987 album called "Abigail". Certainly fits with the theme of enemies in Final Fight having names connected with music.

I'm sure that's the basis for his name, but his facial tattoo, mohawk and physique are almost certainly an homage to Road Warrior Animal, especially since the latter was apparently very popular in Japan in the 80s.
tribal24
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(07-17-2017, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Turbanator

Lol what? The animation is the best aspect to him. He's so full of life with every blow. I love both of his throws, and that shrug after slamming his foe down is so charming.


He's the single biggest character in franchise history. I think the 4th biggest non-boss character Capcom's ever designed in a fighter (after the giants in TvC and Juggernaut).

agreed lol and ill go ahead and argue he has better animations then the entire injustice 2 cast. Come at me Gaf!
Scotia
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(07-17-2017, 06:15 AM)
He looks like fucking shit. His character model is the worst in the game.
Q8D3vil
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(07-17-2017, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nemesis121

NRS Animation...

Much better than this trash.
Moaradin
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(07-17-2017, 06:16 AM)
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I understand someone not liking his design, but his animations are absolutely not shit. Worse than NRS animation? You gotta be kidding me...
Megawarrior
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(07-17-2017, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nemesis121

NRS Animation...

We ain't about to be straight up lying in here. Lmao.
TheTylerRob
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(07-17-2017, 06:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Q8D3vil

Much better than this trash.

No they aren't, what trailer are you guys watching? Did you not see his weird front flip, flurry of punches that don't look like they connect or his throw where he doesn't bend his elbows and throws straight into the air?
DaytimeWhiskey
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(07-17-2017, 06:19 AM)

Originally Posted by Megawarrior

Well if I can't get rival schools, I want all the remaining FF characters to get in who haven't been in SF yet.

Hooray for Lucia and Dean

(I'm probably the only person ever who actually likes Dean)
Turbanator
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(07-17-2017, 06:20 AM)
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Say what you want about the character himself, but you're straight up trolling if you think there's no quality and personality behind the animations here.
Gurnlei
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(07-17-2017, 06:21 AM)
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Best animations and moveset.
Lulubop
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(07-17-2017, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gurnlei

Best animations and moveset.

BEST THROW ANIMATION OF ALL TIME

Lol at it being some NRS shit
Megawarrior
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(07-17-2017, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gurnlei

Best animations and moveset.

That move is straight out of One piece now that i think about it.

Originally Posted by DaytimeWhiskey

Hooray for Lucia and Dean

(I'm probably the only person ever who actually likes Dean)

They'd have to change his design for me but I'd like to see him in as well.
Cyber Caesar
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(07-17-2017, 06:24 AM)
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Capcom don shit the bed. Cancel this right now please?
Teepo671
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(07-17-2017, 06:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gentleman Jack

It's a combination of things.

He's grotesque. SF has had a lot of grotesque designs in the past but this one just seems lazy and grotesque, his personality appears to boil down to 'top heavy asshole bully,' which simply doesn't appeal on any level.

His moveset doesn't excite me. Command grab that tosses them in the air and just lets them land on the ground. Haggar punches copied and pasted without any real changes. Armor moves that we've seen on two characters already. His default costume is basically hugo's, replacing chains with tires. Maybe his alt costumes will look better, but there's no reason for his default to be that uninspired. When they gave us a greaser biker type in Birdie, they gave us a rotund idiot, but they incorporated food into his moveset and kept his classic moveset from the Alpha games.

Abigal just seems half baked, unfinished, deformed, not a part of something more interesting.

Yeah, maybe they should have switched his default costume for one of his alternates. I liked the trailer, though. His weird car intro plus his super make him look like a goofy character and I've always enjoyed the silly characters in Street Fighter. I'm not excited for him myself but I think he at least looks like a fun addition.
Sayad
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(07-17-2017, 06:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

Also his mohawk looks like a maple leaf, which is appropriate considering he's SF's first Canadian rep.

Isn't ED Canadian?
Ushay
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(07-17-2017, 06:34 AM)
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Holy shit, awful design. Makes me a little glad I skipped this game altogether, how have the developers fallen so far? SF4 was incredible..

Also, isn't Abigail a female name??
joe2187
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(07-17-2017, 06:35 AM)

Originally Posted by Ushay

Holy shit, awful design. Makes me a little glad I skipped this game altogether, how have the developers fallen so far? SF4 was incredible..

Rufus, El Fuerte and Seth exist in SF4...and they were just ass designs.
ScraftyDevil
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(07-17-2017, 06:36 AM)

Originally Posted by Sayad

Isn't ED Canadian?

Nah, Ed's birthplace is listed as "Unknown/Shadaloo" and he was either made in a lab or kidnapped by Shadaloo at a very young age so it's not like he would even know for himself.
nded
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(07-17-2017, 06:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by joe2187

Rufus, El Fuerte and Seth exist in SF4...and they were just ass designs.

Don't forget C. Viper's default model. A decent design executed very, very poorly.
joe2187
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(07-17-2017, 06:37 AM)

Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

Nah, Ed's birthplace is listed as "Unknown/Shadaloo" and he was either made in a lab or kidnapped by Shadaloo at a very young age so it's not like he would even know for himself.

I believe he's just another Blonde Haired Blue Eyed White clone of Bison again like Cammy is Bisons clone....which just raises further questions.

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