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| "Re(1):No coincidence" , posted Tue 1 Apr 14:15|
Vasili10 told me that the Complete File calls Vega (the dictator in the Japanese version) a fallen eagle, so he is related to the star or the meaning of the star. In SFIIV you can see an eagle's head as his symbol, might be some illuminatish thing.
I just had a EUREKA moment cos of your post! M. Bison, aka Vega is based off of the Stars of Nanto from Hokuto No Ken!
Bear with me.
Vega is the 5th brightest star in the sky and also part of a constellation; there are 6 Stars of Nanto which together form a constellation.
Vega is a "fallen Eagle," while each Nanto practioner is also assigned a bird (ie Shin: The Lone Eagle Fist, Rei: The Waterfowl Fist, Souther: The Phoenix Fist).
Vega's fighting style is largely based off of Nanto Suicho Ken with his open palm slashes and jabs (with glowing extended fingers) and emphasis on speed and ariel attacks. Just look at his SF2 animations, they're very HnK. The Psycho crusher seems like some sort of secret ultimate Nanto attack (complete with glowing chi aura), and his head stomp/upsidedown palm strike is similar to the ariel attacks Rei used on Yuda and Raoh.
Vega wears HnK style shoulder pads and boots.
Also "The name Vega derives from the Arabic word for Swooping Eagle or Vulture." Again, a bird connection and also something that describes his personality and move set.
It makes sense. While everyone else employed a real life martial arts style, Vega was using the supernatural Nanto Suicho Ken, hence he is the last boss. I remember fighting him for the first time on my older brother's SNES and just FEELING that he was in a different league than all the other fighters.
This is why I love the Street Fighter cast so much. I'm still noticing new things about them decades later.