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Oni / Oni Akuma
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BIO:

Oni Akuma appears to be a super-powered version of Akuma. His full official name is Kuruoshiki Oni which means "Mad Demon". Due to his training and meditation, Akuma may have suppressed some of the darker aspects of the Satsui no Hado, allowing him to control his actions. As Oni, when he finally becomes one with the Satsui no Hado, its power has now managed to completely overtake him.
 

 

ORIGIN:
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition

 

 

OTHER APPEARANCES:
Ultra Street Fighter 4

 
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Page Updated:  Feb. 27th, 2020

Considering many other characters I wanted to see in SF4... I was initially disappointed by "Super Saiyan Level 5" Akuma. An interesting design, yet slightly unnecessary and unfitting for the series if you ask me. I've been an Akuma fan since his debut in 1994 (SSF2T), and I just don't see the overall point in this design / redesign. I love Akuma, I even like Shin Akuma.... but really? We need another version of Akuma and yet another "shoto" in SF4? (Instead of bringing back a highly-requested fan-favorite from SFA or SF3?) *sigh*

In retrospect... Oni isn't a bad design. Naturally he looks pretty cool and his moveset and animations are definitely satisfying and interesting. However, as one of the "headlining" new characters of Arcade Edition... I think his initial appeal was a bit tired and underwhelming. However, I did enjoy Oni's later appearance in Asura's Wrath... yeah, that appearance made sense and was badass. Ironically enough, he actually fits more into that game (but we're not judging his appearance in that game here, now are we). 

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