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.
Though she is employed by S.I.N., Crimson Viper is actually a mole for an American
intelligence agency investigating the BLECE project. As a S.I.N. operative,
she is in charge of the
"Battle Suit project," and enters
the tournament to test the prototype. If the test proves successful, she will
be reassigned to the BLECE project. Additionally, she's also on scout
for potential recruits. Prior to the tournament, Seth
orders Viper to attack Ryu
test his skills. The fight is interrupted by Cammy;
afterwards, Viper defeats and tortures her in an attempt to enrage Ryu
into giving into the Satsui No Hado. She is successful, but the surge of power
destroys her monitoring equipment and she is forced to flee. Before the
tournament, she is informed that members of a C.I.A. team which was
investigating S.I.N.'s rumored links to Shadaloo have all been assassinated.
Realizing that she alone must finish the mission, she infiltrates S.I.N.'s HQ
searching for information. While there, she comes across a wounded Seth, who
recognizes her as a CIA agent. She responds by finishing him off.
Unfortunately the data pertaining to BLECE is destroyed by Cammy before Viper
has a chance to copy it, resulting in several years of investigation
disappearing into thin air. The data linking Shadaloo to S.I.N. is not
destroyed, however, and is recovered by
prior to the Facility's destruction. Returning back to the CIA, she reports to
her superiors that "#15" (i.e. Seth) has been eliminated, and that
the "remaining 26" are in her sights. She then returns home to her
Updated: Sept. 6th, 2022
design seems like a mix of several SNK girls. Even the SF4's
himself said Viper was somewhat "KOF-inspired" and was a "cooler"
character than what the SF series is used to... I have to agree! Overall, C. Viper brings
a unique style to the SF
series and has a very effective (and beautiful) fighting style under the control
of a skilled player.
I was also glad to see that she made the cut for Marvel VS
Capcom 3... she definitely has "super-heroine" qualities, and needless to say she's a
perfect fit for the game! Out of all the "new" SF4 characters, she
makes the most sense to appear in MVC3.
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