These are the bosses and new challengers from Super Street Fighter 2.

  • Balrog is Mike Tyson in everything but name. In fact, his name in Japan was M. Bison, which Capcom changed in USA in order to avoid the risk of a lawsuit. But the name Balrog referred to a pitch black, fire breathing demon from The Lord of the Rings, which is also questionable. His moves are wild and agressive punches and headbutts, including below-belt punches that got him expelled from boxing, according to the story. His setting is a street at night in Las Vegas, with hundreds of onlookers, some of whom are gambling alongside swimsuit-clad dancers, throw money after the match, and Balrog will rip his shirt off to flex his muscles to the audience when he wins. Balrog and his background are the most gluttonous parts of the game.
  • Vega (called Balrog in Japan) is a tall, masked, clawed acrobat from Spain. Everything about him says speed and violence; his arena plays fast music. His fights are in a cage that crashes down at the beginning of the match, which he climbs up to slam down on the opponent. His moves are fast, sharp, direct and jumpy, and he yodels during and after fights. He has onlookers are some families and dancers in a restaraunt in the background. He comes across as very vicious and showy.
  • Sagat is a tall, scarred, bald, one-eyed Muay Thai kickboxer from Thailand. He plays somewhat like Ryu and Ken, but he is a large target whose narrow moves leave him open. His stage is an uninhabited field with a giant, reclining Buddha, plus some shrines and a city in the background, and his music is a small number of echoing instruments. He comes across as damaged and vengeful, but hides that fact with stately behavior.
  • M. Bison (or Vega in Japan) is a cross between Adolf Hitler and Superman, dressed in a red general's uniform plus cape. His moves are fast and strong jumps, stomps, flips, slides, and flight with a firey wake, all of which support his powerful image. Although he resides in Thailand he doesn't seem Thai at all, or from any particular country. His background is a temple or forbidden city with a few poor-looking onlookers and a large bell in the background, indicating that Bison might've recently invaded this place and is just here for the moment. His setting in later street fighter games - Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Revival, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Capcom vs. SNK - is a high-tech war room that suits him better.
  • Cammy is an English special forces soldier dressed like a Spice Girl. She wears a swimsuit, boots and beret, also like a woman from a James Bond movie. Because she is short and thin, she gives her hits power by using her whole body in big, spinning motions. She is hard to hit, and hits others easily, making her the opposite of Sagat. Her background is on a bridge above a valley in England. With mansions in the valley below, a castle at her level, the aurora above, and ravens flying about it is very serene and open, but the high, narrow bridge, quiet music and castles make it seem secretive.
  • Dee Jay is a smiling, dancing, maraca-shaking Jamaican at a beachfront cafe with some customers and waitresses in the background. He wears long pants, no shirt or shoes, has cornrows in his hair and a deep voice. He is built like a basketball player and his moves are round, fast and repetive, like the maracas he shakes. He, his background and music are relaxed, yet energetic, cool and hot.
  • T. Hawk is a Native American from Mexico who is tall, muscular, yells loudly, wears lots of feathers, moves slow but strikes fast and strong. But Native Americans are known for fighting with axes and arrows, so his use of martial arts makes him seem out of the norm. His background is an outdoor marketplace at noon, full of onlookers, some dressed in bright, tall costumes, some just dressed causally. But there is no sign of electricity or vehicles, making the place seem very alive, but poor.
  • Fei Long is a movie Kung Fu master from Hong Kong, modeled right after Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. His arena is an ornate indoor garden with exotic birds and large, but contained, areas. Fei Long yells as he moves with fast, spinning strikes. He seems rich, but self contained and alone.

In summary, these extra eight characters and locations reinforce the above mentioned stereotypes, with the exception of England, which is portrayed as dignified as any of the Asian locations.

Another way to identify the ideas behind these characters is their endings, again, from Super Street Fighter 2. All of them begin with the fighter defeating M. Bison in his forbidden city in Thailand.

  • Zangief: Mikhail Gorbachev drops from a helicopter and dances with Zangief and the secret service to a Russian tune. He is called the Ex-President and his country is always called the USSR, even though the game was published in 1993. This ending shows the Russians as festive after a victory, but I think Capcom is being lazy or ignorant to still call Russia USSR.
  • Dhalsim rides an elephant back home to India where he has a son. 3 years later, Dhalsim's son asks about a picture on the wall, and Dhalsim explains that's his victory photo. Rather sedate ending.
  • Blanka meets his long lost mother, who calls him Jimmy. She thought he died in a plane crash, but she identifies him by his leg bracelets that she gave him before then, then they hug.
  • E. Honda shows his students that sumo is the greatest discipline because he used it to win the World Warriors Tournament. He continues to teach and cook.
  • Guile reminds M. Bison that he tortured Guile and murdered his friend Charlie. Guile is about to get revenge, but his wife and daughter catch up with him and tell him to come home and be a man instead of a murderer. He shows mercy.
  • Chun Li does get revenge against M. Bison for killing her father, then the player gets the choice of letting her continue police work or return to civilian life. In either case, the same group of punks annoy her and she beats them down. Only her outfit changes.
  • Ken marries his fiancee Eliza.
  • Ryu: At the winner's stand, Sagat gets 3rd place, Bison gets 2nd and Ryu has earned 1st, but Ryu is missing. He fought for the challenge, not for the prize, so he left before the ceremony began. Ryu is walking into a sunset and practice his Shoryuken in a waterfall.
  • Balrog gets lots of money and wears a gold suit.
  • Vega loves himself more than ever for winning the tournament, saying that he won because he is the prettiest fighter.
  • Sagat has won the tournament, but he isn't satisfied because he hasn't had a chance to fight Ryu.
  • M. Bison conquers the world and his face appears over a globe. Gloomy trumpets play in the background.
  • Cammy asks M. Bison why he put a scar on her face, and he says it's because he loved her and she used to work for him. She doesn't remember that because her memory only goes back three years to when she was sixteen, but her friends in the British Special Forces appear and say it's not worth looking into because Bison is trash. Cammy and her friends leave together in a chopper.
  • Dee Jay becomes the biggest musical hit since Bob Marley.
  • T. Hawk complains that Bison killed his tribe and turned their green homeland into a desert. T. Hawk returns there and dreams of restoring it.
  • Fei Long gets a movie offer from a stereotypical Hollywood director who stokes his ego by calling him "the master", but Fei Long doesn't believe he's the master yet so he turns down the offer and joins a huge martial arts group somewhere in Asia who practice their moves in unison.