is undisputedly the most generic and unimaginative Street Fighter character in
history. Red pants and white shoes... that's it huh? lol. Well, he's got
everything he needs to be a generic kickboxer in any 90's martial arts flick.
No way Capcom would ever bring him back right? Well... Fast forward to SF4,
and any old school SF fan would recognize you that Joe shares some resemblance
Their similar haircut is the most prominent likeness. Abel also has
"amnesia", which begs the question if Capcom is secretly suggesting that Abel forget
his real name is actually Joe. (Probably not the case, but a fun speculation.
And it would be a damn cool story element if used correctly.)
Although he's clearly not a very well thought-out design, in 1987, Joe wasn't a terrible character in SF1.
He was a generic bloke to beat up on... and thus served his purpose. Thankfully,
Capcom came up with vastly more imaginative characters in the many sequels to