They don't call me the strongest woman in the world for nothing!

Chun-Li

Chun-Li is a character from the Street Fighter series by Capcom. She is a powerful martial artist and Interpol officer, seeking revenge for the death of her father at the hands of M. Bison.

Chun-Li has appeared in every game in the series since X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

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Appearance[edit | edit source]

A young Chinese girl, Chun-Li wears "ox horn" decorations in her brown hair, along with spiked bracelets on each arm and a traditional blue Chinese dress with white shoes. In the Street Fighter Alpha series, she wore a vest and some sneakers, and her bracelets were not spiked.

Personality[edit | edit source]

A cheerful lady, Chun-Li is friendly at heart and is a bit excitable, like when she jumps up sometimes as a victory pose when she wins a fight in the Street Fighter series. However, she is serious when called for, and will do everything in her power to get the job done. However, she is not as proficient as a fighter, as her recklessness, bad approaches, and desire for revenge determine her poor combatant abilities, often leading her beaten and nearly killed by opponents.

Story[edit | edit source]

X-Men vs. Street Fighter[edit | edit source]

Professor X recruits Chun-Li to train and teach at his school. She is warmly welcomed by the X-Men. Archangel says that she is as cute as Jean.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds[edit | edit source]

Chun-Li's ending involves her catching and interrogating The Kingpin, one of the biggest crime bosses of Marvel's version of New York.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Chun-Li is a fast character, utilizing multiple rapid attacks rather than the slow damaging strikes of larger characters like Zangief. Her agile and swift movements are a favorite amongst game-players. It is interesting to note that in the early days of arcade fighting games, many other female characters played in a similarly speedy style, following the example set by Chun-Li. In previous games (Street Fighter 2 mainly) she was basically a charge character along with Guile and E.Honda but her style was changed in later games to give her a more technical feel as well as her trademark "speed" granted to the player. Games such as Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter IV have often changed her normal attacks to varying degrees, so her main attack tools often required (re)studying in each game her appears in. She also had a large variety of command normals in her appearances, and her metagame and combo system was often a bit different each time, though many of ther recurring attacks did make it often.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Her pre-fight quote against C. Viper references their rivalry in Street Fighter IV. "I don't care who you work for; don't get in Interpol's way!"
  • In Comic-Con 2010, she was confirmed with Doctor Doom, Super-Skrull and Trish for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.
  • Morrigan seems to have a certain resentment and jealousy towards Chun-Li. In the Capcom game Pocket Fighter, Morrigan wanted to overcome Chun-Li's status as the strongest and most beautiful female fighter.
  • One of Chun-Li's win quotes in Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter breaks the fourth wall. She says "What's that? The one star setting?". This is a reference to most fighting games (including the MvC series) having stars as their difficulty setting. Higher number of stars means harder difficulty. So, one star is the lowest difficulty setting, thus, the easiest difficulty.
  • In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Chun-Li's rival is Doctor Doom, because both of them do what they do because of a family member. Chun Li's father was killed by M. Bison, and Doom's mother is trapped and being held captive in Mephisto's Realm.
  • Is it possible to perform an infinite with her Yousoukyaku, and is even in UMVC3. Doing so can allow her and her opponent to reach the highest limit of any stage, and can only be done in the corner.
  • Chun Li wasn't the first instance Ashly Burch took over for Laura Bailey's character. In Persona 4 Dancing All Night, Ashly voiced Rise Kujikawa, who was originally voiced by Laura Bailey for the main Persona series, particularly Persona 4.

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