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 typical kickboxer in any 90's martial arts flick.
Hey, at least he looks like a fighter.
No way Capcom would ever bring him back right? Well... Fast forward to SF4,
and any old school fan would recognize Joe shares some resemblance
Their similar haircut is the most prominent likeness. Abel also has
"amnesia", which begs the question: is Capcom is secretly suggesting that Abel forget
his real name is actually Joe? (Probably not the case, but a fun fan speculation
to think about.) Although he's clearly not a fleshed out design, in 1987, Joe
actually wasn't a terrible character in SF1. Joe was a generic bloke
for the main heroes to beat up on... and thus, he served his actual purpose. lol.
Capcom came up with vastly more imaginative characters in the many sequels to