Rose is a fortune
teller from Genoa. During the events of Street Fighter Alpha 2, she
sensed that Doomsday was approaching, and knew a person of great evil was
causing it. She realized that this person was M.
Bison and she set out to find him. When she encountered him, she defeated
him and thought that she rid the world of him for good. Unfortunately, after
reading her tarot cards, she discovered Bison was still alive.
During Street Fighter Alpha 3, Rose learned that she and Bison share
the same soul. When she encountered him this time, she punched through his
chest and channeled her energy into his body. She used all of her Soul Power
to defeat Bison, but it wasn't enough. Rose passed out from complete
exhaustion, and was soon found by Guy
(who she met earlier on when he went after Shadaloo). When Bison was defeated
by Ryu (who destroyed his body temporarily in the
process), Bison's soul went to the Psycho Drive. Charlie sacrificed his life
to try and destroy the Psycho Drive, but was not successful. Bison's soul then
went to Rose's body, making her his temporary host.
In Street Fighter IV, Rose learned by reading her tarot cards that
Bison had survived Akuma's Shun Goku
Satsu in the previous tournament. "The Fool" card was also revealed
to her, which symbolized reckless heroism. Rose determined that the person
represented by this card is the only hope for defeating Bison. She also decided
that this person cannot defeat Bison until the stars align, and that she must
protect him until such a time. Rose knew that she cannot defeat Bison herself,
as she possesses the same power he has. During her participation in the
tournament, she ran into Ryu who was planning on stopping his advancement for
his own protection and stated that he is "the last hope". This
resulted in a battle that neither of them wanted to have.
After the SFIV
tournament, Bison ambushed Rose and grabbed her by the face. He decided to let
her live and left her unconscious, believing that she will make excellent
fodder for his insatiable spirit. However, Guy confronted Bison and demanded
that he hand her over or he would destroy Bison's jet - his only source of
escape. Bison reluctantly agreed, and Guy allowed him to escape. Rose
eventually woke up and decided that there is still work left for her to do.
Street Fighter Alpha
2, Street Fighter Alpha
3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, Street
Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter
4, Super Street Fighter 4: 3D
Edition, Super Street Fighter 4:
Edition, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Capcom
Fighters Clash, Card Fighters
Clash 2, Card Fighters
Clash DS, Namco
X Capcom, Street
Fighter Alpha: Anthology, Street
Fighter: Anniversary collection, SF:30th
June 25th, 2018
Rose was one of the
most unique, and most stylish Street Fighter characters to date when she debuted in
the first Street
Fighter Alpha. Her fighting style is certainly unorthodox for a fighting
game, but nonetheless, very interesting. Her 2D sprite and animation in the Alpha series always looked
cool (even after years of re-using it). :)
Like many other old-school Street Fighter fans, I was pleasantly surprised to see Rose return in Street Fighter IV.
While she looks
cool in 3D for the most part, I think they could've done a better job rendering
her face, in particular. She looks a wee bit too "manly" in SF4, if you ask
me. In a nutshell, she looks more natural in 2D form (like many Street Fighter characters).
Anyhow, she still made a really cool addition to the SF4 series, and her appearance
in the game allowed her design to further develop. They definitely nailed her
fighting style in the 3D engine, and that was no easy task.
Style / Moveset