Cosplay: Poison

Here is some information on the motivational poster I created from the wiki page for Poison of Final Fight:

Poison’s first appearance in Final Fight featured her and a palette swap character named Roxy as recurring minor enemies for the player to fight. Named after the band by an unnamed female employee at Capcom,she was designed by Akira Yasuda to contrast against the bigger characters in the game and move about randomly.According to the book All About Capcom Head to Head Fighting Games, the characters were originally planned to be female, but were changed to male transvestites (or more specifically “newhalfs“)due to the suggestion that “hitting women was considered rude” in America and the concern that feminist groups would sue.

I have three questions regarding this:

1 – Is hitting females not rude outside America?

2- Is hitting male transvestites not rude?

3- Do male transvestites not sue?

Alight, on with the Cosplay.



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2 thoughts on “Cosplay: Poison

  • May 20, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Now wait just a gall dang minute! What does that make Cammy and Chun Li? They were both in Capcom games and fought head to head with men. I guess we can just assume it was okay to hit them because “they were asking for it” by being in the SFT? But that would mean Poison and Roxy weren’t wanting to fight??? Gah! I’m gonna stop before I have an aneurysm!

  • March 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Poison and Roxy were men from the very beginning. Multiple officials of Capcom have said this.
    Though it shouldn’t matter, it’s not like they are REAL!

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