Poison Kiss was a
member of the Mad Gear Gang. She patrolled the streets of Metro City until
the gang was broken up by Mike Haggar, Guy
and Cody. She remained a petty thief until
Sodom recruited her into his new Mad Gear. The new gang was doomed
from the start, however, and Poison quickly found herself without a job
Fed up with her life of crime, Poison decided to go straight. Hugo,
another former Mad Gear member, had also decided to abandon his criminal
ways and became a professional wrestler. Poison offered to become his manager,
and he accepted. With Poison's help, Hugo "Andore" became a star, and both
became rich beyond their wildest dreams. Her first appearance was in Capcom's
classic beat-em-up, Final Fight (1989). Her first fighting game
appearance was in
Final Fight Revenge, and she crossed over to the Street
Fighter series as Hugo's manager in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact &
There has been
a lot of confusion surrounding Poison's gender over the years. In an EGM interview when asked about Poison's sex, Street
Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono stated "Let's set the record
straight: In North America, Poison is officially a post-op transsexual. But in
Japan, she simply tucks her business away in order to look like a girl."
Seemingly, Capcom thought a pre-op transsexual would be too taboo for
conservative Western audiences.
Dec. 11th, 2018
Poison started off as a generic,
re-spawning "baddie" in Final Fight... and I always felt
kinda bad beating her up in the game (unless like 4 of them ganged up on me.
lol). Poison was absent for quite some time, until her design was fleshed out (no
pun intended) when she
made her epic return in SFIII: 2nd Impact as Hugo's manager. The two of
them made a badass duo in the SFIII series (even though Hugo did all the
Her original fighting game debut in FF: Revenge was disappointing,
as was the case with most characters in
that game. Later, her epic return to the fighting game universe in Capcom Fighting All Stars was looking
promising... until Capcom cancelled the damn game. lol.
all these years, Poison finally got her chance to strut her stuff in SF X Tekken.
I'm ecstatic that brought her back. Her simple yet sleek moveset is very well
done, and needless to say, her SFXT appearance is her best to date.
Despite the awesome controversy she brings, she's an awesome
design with awesome nostalgia value. ;)
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