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Poison Kiss
 

  
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BIO:

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 again. 

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 & 3rd Strike.

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.
 
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FIGHTING GAME ORIGIN:
Final Fight Revenge

  
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Card Fighters Clash DS, Capcom Fighting All Stars, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact (Support Character), Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Support), SNK VS Capcom: Chaos (Support), Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition (Support), Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

  
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Page Updated:  Oct. 7th, 2019

Poison got her start 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 at once, that shit's broken. 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 fighting). This crossed over nicely to SVC Chaos as well. Poison's actual fighting game debut in FF: Revenge was lame like everyone else's. Poison was all set to return to the fighting game universe in 2003 with Capcom Fighting All Stars... but Capcom cancelled that damn game. lol.

Thankfully
, after all these years, Poison finally got her chance to strut her stuff in SF X Tekken... and later, Ultra SF4. A cool and well-designed moveset. Poison is back again in SFV: Arcade Edition, and this iteration seems decent... but pushes her uhh, controversy thing. She was clearly "more feminine" in past installments. Her SFV moveset looka "aight"... I like how some of her original Final Fight '89 moves are back. Good homage for 80's-90's Capcom fans.

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
Overall Score

 

 
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