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Blanka (Street Fighter): Lycanthropy!

Abishai100

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When the Street Fighter video game franchise first introduced audiences to the menacing wonder that was Blanka (a semi-beast hopping brutish maniac), everyone was excited about the prospect that new age video games were exploring the idea of gritty hand-to-hand combat in provocative ways.

Since then, games such as Mortal Kombat X and GoldenEye have certainly delivered home the message that new age video games require an appreciation of the Hitchcock-esque focus on 'shock-value' action-adventure.

Maybe the new Pokemon/Digimon empire will take us back to an age when action-adventure was also mixed with peaceful storytelling, but until then, Blanka will remain an icon of 'hellfire gaming.'

That's why I like referencing Blanka in any anthropological discussion or historian-evaluation of the 'lycanthropy' of new age video games.

Do you have a favorite new age video game that reminds you of the 'charm' of Blanka?


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BLANKA: I will break you!
RYU: Eat fireball.
BLANKA: Jumping over them!
RYU: Eat floor.
BLANKA: Hopping back up!
RYU: You're a beast!
BLANKA: Aaargghhh!
RYU: Ever ride a bicycle?
BLANKA: Phew!
RYU: Return from where you came.
BLANKA: Hell!
RYU: It's a bridge to Sega!

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