Take a look below for our list of 10 of the best female Street Fighter characters.
Chun-Li is a fictional character in Capcom’s Street Fighter video game series. The first female playable character of any fighting game franchise to gain mainstream recognition, she first appeared in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991. In the series, she is an expert martial artist and Interpol officer who restlessly seeks revenge for the death of her father at the hands of the evil M. Bison, leader of the Shadaloo crime syndicate.
Cammy White, also known as Cammy and the codename Killer Bee in Street Fighter Alpha 3, is a fictional character in the Street Fighter fighting game series she debuted in 1993 as one of the four new characters in Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. She has also been featured in the Street Fighter Alpha games, first as a secret character and then as a playable character. The games explore her backstory as one of the evil M. Bison’s deadliest assassins or “dolls” turned an amnesiac MI6 operative for the British government.
Sakura Kasugano is a fictional character in the Capcom’s Street Fighter series. The fourth female fighter of the series, she made her first appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 2 in 1996. She is a young Japanese girl fighter who idolizes Ryu, by whom she wants to be trained. She has often appeared in other games, including many crossover titles. Sakura has quickly become a firm fan favorite in both Japan and the West.
Juri, full name Han Ju-ri, is a fictional character in the Street Fighter series. She made her first appearance in 2010’s Super Street Fighter IV. In the series, she is a South Korean Taekwondo fighter employed by S.I.N. and an underling to the main antagonist of Street Fighter IV, Seth.
Juri originated as a suggestion to introduce a female Korean character in the Street Fighter series and the development team went through 400–500 ideas before deciding on Juri. She is the first practitioner of Taekwondo and the series’ first Korean character. Juri has been described as “sultry”, “provocative”, and “sex-crazed”, and she is unique within the series due to her practice of Taekwondo.
Ibuki is a fictional character in Capcom’s Street Fighter series. First appearing in Street Fighter III: New Generation in 1997, she is a young prodigy ninja-in-training from an ancient clan, but who nevertheless would prefer to live the normal life of a modern Japanese teenager. Ibuki has a pet raccoon dog named Don. She is depicted as a close friend to Sakura, and her friendly rivals include R. Mika. She has also appeared in other games and her own comic book miniseries.
Karin Kanzuki is a fictional character in the Capcom’s Street Fighter series. She made her first appearance in the manga Sakura Ganbaru!, and makes her first appearance as a playable video game character in the 1998 video game Street Fighter Alpha 3. Within the series, Karin is originally designed as a rival to fellow street fighter Sakura Kasugano, and a counterpoint to R. Mika as a fighting game character. She is reintroduced in Street Fighter V as one of 16 characters playable at launch, and appears as a major character in the game’s story mode. She is voiced in Japanese by Miho Yamada in Alpha 3 and subsequent appearances in other games, and by Aya Endo for Street Fighter V. Endo’s English counterpart for Karin is Lauren Landa.
Rose is a fictional character in the Street Fighter fighting game franchise by Capcom, where she made her first appearance in 1995’s Street Fighter Alpha as the third female fighter of the game series, after Chun-Li and Cammy. In the games, she is a fortune teller who wields a pure energy known as Soul Power.
Poison is a fictional character in the Final Fight and Street Fighter series of video games. Created by Akira Yasuda for Capcom, Poison first appeared in the original Final Fight alongside a similar character, Roxy, later appearing in Capcom-produced games, media and merchandise related to the Street Fighter franchise. She is voiced by Atsuko Tanaka since the Street Fighter III series and Masae Yumi in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos.
9. Crimson Viper
C. Viper is a tough and smart female agent. Always business-like, she keeps her emotions in check at all times. Her special suit is packed with concealed weapons, allowing her to launch a variety of unexpected attacks. The gloves she wears metal knuckles that can be electrically charged, creating visual arcs of electricity when enough power is supplied. Her boots contain jets inside the arc, an feature a switch that activates temporary jet propulsion.
Makoto is a fictional character in the Street Fighter series. She made her first appearance in 1999’s Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. In the series, she is a young Japanese woman raised from the Tosa Province of Japan who utilizes her family’s dojo teachings of Rindo-kan karate as her fighting style. Voiced by Makoto Tsumura in Japanese, Makoto speaks in Tosa dialect.