El Fuerte is a
man who is both Luchador and cook. His blazing passion remains unbowed even in
the face of Russia's own Red Cyclone (Zangief). He
sets out on a journey to find the ultimate in culinary recipes and put his lucha
libre skills to the test, though his
skills in the kitchen still require some polish. "El fuerte" in Spanish
loosely translates to "the strong."
In El Fuerte's Street Fighter IV ending, he asks himself what recipe is
suitable for a great hero. E. Honda
and Zangief suggest their favorite food (Chankonabe and Borscht,
respectively). El Fuerte then suggests and mixes them together and adds some
chilli peppers and some lemon. The results apparently tasted foul, as Honda
and Zangief's faces turn blue with disgust. Then an oblivious El Fuerte
proclaims the food "tastes so great it sends you straight to heaven!"
Updated: Jan. 12th, 2023
Even though El
a somewhat simplistic (and very stereotypical) Mexican wrestler design, his fighting style is anything but.
He's definitely got some entertaining moves... even though a few of his
animations may be a bit kooky. His
running animation for one is just silly. But damn, he's really... really..
FAST. Speedy Gonzales.
Capcom proves once
again they can turn a "simple looking" design into a really dynamic
fighting game character... and of course, "stereotype" just like the old
days. Really Capcom? El Fuerte is a Mexican wrestler/chef with special moves
named "Quesadilla bomb"
and "Guacamole leg throw." lol. I don't know if this design would
potentially offend any
Mexicans out there, but quite honestly, I think he's pretty cool and funny design.
He manages to fit into the SF series quite well, but I can't say he's among my "favorite" fighting game wrestlers.
He's a bit too comic relief for my tastes.
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