Street Fighter V's newest character is also one of Capcom's oldest | Retronauts
Cody (コーディー, Kōdī) is a video game character who debuted as the lead character of In this game, Cody had ended his relationship with Jessica (who has since left Metro . go off to fight them on their own accord, while Ryu and Ken are hired by Haggar to infiltrate the gang in order to help find and save his daughter. Cody first appears as the lead character of the beat-em-up Final Fight, where he He teams up with his friend and rival Guy, and Jessica's father Haggar, In this game, Cody had ended his relationship with Jessica (who has since left. Haggar made his debut in the original Final Fight, originally released for the arcades in This made his relationship with Haggar turn sour again. This eventually would end with Cody being elected to be his successor as Mayor of.
Prior to the events of the game, Cody was willingly incarcerated for an unspecified crime committed by Guy, causing a fallout between the two former friends. Upon getting out of prison, Cody's constant fighting had taken its toll upon his own knees, in which he had developed arthritis from within them and that Cody himself was forced to retire from mainstream fighting, becoming a cornerman for Kyle during his run from within Metro City's underground pit fighting circuit. During the events of Final Fight Streetwise, Kyle learns that Cody had been taking a new street drug known as "GLOW", which is said to give the user immense strength and power, but turns them violent and dangerous at the same time.
Eventually, Cody is kidnapped by Father Bella who is later revealed to be the younger brother of Belger and is used as a brainwashed guinea pig by Bella, who seeks revenge against him for the death of his brother.
In the end, Cody regains his senses and helps Kyle defeat Bella. Cody returned as one of the new characters in Super Street Fighter IVbreaking out of prison to try to cure his boredom.
- Cody (Final Fight)
- Street Fighter V's newest character is also one of Capcom's oldest
His rival is Guy, who tries to convince him to team with him to fight Seth. In his ending after he defeats Seth, Cody runs into Guy once again and after deflecting Guy's praise, leaves to return to his cell where he claims he belongs. Now free from prison and no longer forced to wear the uniform and handcuffs, Cody succeeds Mike Haggar as the new Mayor of Metro City, though he is bored with the bureaucracy of the position and misses fighting the city's gangs.
By the time of his appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 3, Cody has gained new special moves and super combos. His trademark attacks are the "Bad Stone", in which he throws a normal rock with the force of other fighter's projectiles; the "Criminal Upper", in which he throws an uppercut that releases a multi-hitting tornado that blocks projectiles; the "Ruffian Kick", a charging kick attack that varies on attack level depending on which button is used; and the ability to use a knife lying in the middle of the stage in all of his fights, which Cody can pick up and use.
Streetwise sees an alternate version of Cody, dubbed "Death", as he was chosen by a Metro City priest, Father Bella, to be a living incarnation of one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This version of Cody has a more demonic look to him due to the fact that Cody is drugged with a mysterious substance that is dubbed "The GLOW" in reference to how the eyes of the user looked after taking the drug and has a version of the "Criminal Upper" that emits a greenish glow.
In addition, he gains the ability to throw waves of green energy that travel along the ground like many projectiles in SNK fighting games, as well as the ability to rain green energy down around himself. In the Street Fighter series, Cody's attack speed has been reduced.
Similar to Makotohe relies on hard-hitting strikes from multiple directions to keep the opponent guessing. As a callback to Final Fight, Cody can use a knife to augment his attacks. In other media[ edit ] An episode of the American Street Fighter animated series titled "Final Fight" adapts the plot of the original beat-em-up game, with Cody portrayed as a slow-witted, short-tempered character with a southern accent.
In the episode, Cody and Guy, after learning that Cody's girlfriend and Haggar's daughter Jessica is kidnapped by the Mad Gear gang, go off to fight them on their own accord, while Ryu and Ken are hired by Haggar to infiltrate the gang in order to help find and save his daughter.
Cody knocks Belger from the top window of his penthouse although Belger is not killedand rescues Jessica. Abigail is following the same track, except this makes his first appearance in any Street Fighter game at all.
He originally appeared as a stage boss way back in Final Fight, Capcom's seminal beat-'em-up from The connection between Street Fighter and Final Fight is nothing new, going all the way back to before the latter was released, when it made location tests under the title "Street Fighter ' Several of Zangief's moves, such as his jumping piledriver and the iconic Double Lariat, were also swiped wholesale from Mike Haggar, Final Fight's pro wrestler turned civil servant.
Other than that, the relationship between the two series remained fairly low-key until the Street Fighter Alpha series, where Capcom began folding more Final Fight characters into the cast with each new game. Zangief's home field advantage has kept Haggar out of the running to this day, but fellow heroes Cody and Guy crossed over without issue, as did stage bosses Sodom and Rolento.
Cody (Final Fight)
Andore, Final Fight's heaviest-hitting normal enemy, arrived in Street Fighter III after a name change to "Hugo" the better to disavow his being patterned after Andre the Giantand fan favorite Poison finally made the jump right at the end of Street Fighter IV's life cycle.
Now it's Abigail's turn at bat, although he's not really a character anyone's been clamoring for. In his original appearance, he was easily the least distinctive of all Final Fight's bosses; as a head-swap of Andore, he didn't even have a unique sprite.
However, this isn't the first time Capcom has taken special care to give a Final Fight alum a new lease on life.
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For Cody, who was also fairly nondescript, they explored the logical end of the mania for fighting he hinted at in Final Fight's ending by reframing him as a jumpsuit-clad jailbird. With Sodom, they revealed the American inexplicably wearing a full samurai helmet was in fact a clueless Japanophile, who emblazoned a misdrawn kanji on his chest and set out to rebuild the Mad Gear gang in the image of glorious Nippon. In Abigail's case, Capcom have leaned hard on his sheer size, with an even higher profile than Hugo and the most inflated and misshapen muscles I've seen since Bane on the cover of Batman He's so big he wears tires for arm bands, which ties into his new personality quirk: He's now a gearhead, sputtering car noises and miming a steering wheel and pedals as he prances into the ring.
It fits as well as anything, with the bonus of incirectly paying homage to Mad Gear, Capcom's arcade racing game titled LED Storm outside Japan that provided the name for Final Fight's army of thugs in the first place. Although Abigail showcases a repertoire of all-new moves in the trailer, his toolbox is hardly lacking in calls back to Final Fight.
His dashing punch remains intact, along with the burning red glow that preceded it, which now appears to serve as his V-Trigger buff. What really caught my eye, though, is that move where he picks up his opponent with both hands and just