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Scott Francis Baker

July 2nd, 2008

Infinite loop!?! @ 01:44 pm

Is this some artifact from a terrible translation or something else!?!

Vega, known as Balrog in Japan, is one of the bosses of the Street Fighter fighting game series.
Balrog, known as Mike Bison in Japan, is a character from the Street Fighter fighting game series.
Bison, known as Vega in Japan, is a video game character created by Capcom.

Wikipedia could just be incorrect, but that seems unlikely.
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Date:July 2nd, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that stuff is all true. It all started because Capcom was afraid "Mike Bison" sounded too much like "Mike Tyson", and they were going to get sued. Also, the USA marketing people thought the name Vega didn't fit a big dude like M. Bison (the guy we know as M. Bison), so they rotated everything around and made it really confusing.

I just watched the Street Fighter II anime on TV the other night... my favorite part is when Ken says to M. Bison, "Look, Buffalo, or whatever your name is..."
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Date:July 2nd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Tyson has NOTHING to do with the character design for Balrog (Mike Bison). Big black boxing guy... hmmmmm no similarity there at all!
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Date:July 2nd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised this is the first you've heard of this :P

Scott Francis Baker