Menat, known as "The Eyes
of the Future", is an Egyptian fortune
teller with mystical abilities.
She first appears
Fighter V storyline where
she warns Ed about his fate,
and tells him that he and
someone else (
would come across hard times.
After fighting Ed, Menat warns him once
more about his fate before disappearing. She later meets Oro
and tries to warn him about her predictions (which he already knew about).
Afterwards, her crystal ball glows, showing
Bison. She is confronted by lower ranked Shadaloo soldiers and Aprile.
After she defeats them in annoyance, she warns them about Bison's fate before
escaping. Menat is
the apprentice of Rose, as she also wields
Updated: Jan. 21st, 2021
If SFV did anything right... it introduced the best walking animation ever in a fighting game, Menat's walking animation. Hard to make a case against Menat. Her animation is so charismatic, I could see her starring in her own side-scrolling video game... or something. ^o^ She's just great.
Veteran fans will recall Rose, Amakusa and Viola
as the first fighting game characters to wield a magic crystal ball in battle. So while
the "idea" isn't completely original, Menat's fluid
"dancing" fighting style is a successful nod at past
designs, while captivating all on her own with vibrantly larger-than-life animations. While a design like
hers might fit
more into a game like Darkstalkers or Skullgirls, her silly magical style
nicely offers something very unique to Street Fighter... also adding some very
interesting match-ups as well. (Abigail versus Menat, for example, is such a crazy 'concept' for a match-up... the fact that such a match-up exists is one of SFV's strongest areas.
Menat's animation is a notch (or two) above others in SFV. She's got some great-looking moves, and she herself is a very
aesthetically pleasing design. She's not really my particular "type" of character meta... but I
like her design a lot.
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