Basic Profile

Name: Chun-li (春麗 or チュンリー)
Name Meaning: Spring Beauty
Birthdate: March 1st, 1968
Birthplace: China
Height: 169cm (SFA), 170cm (SF)
Weight: Always refuses to say
Bust/Hips/Waist: 84/89/59 (SFA), 88/58/90 (SF)
Blood Type: A
Fighting Style: Tai Chi, Chinese Kempo
Skills: Shooting
Likes: Fruit, American Candy, Pastries
Dislikes: Crime, Indecisive People, M. Bison
Job: ICPO Special Detective
Rivals: Crimson Viper, Juri, Vega, Urien
English Voice: Lia Sargent, Donna Yamamoto, Laura Bailey
Seiyuu: Miyamura Yuko, Tanaka Atsuko, Neya Michiko, Jitsukawa Mari

Chun-li's Importance

Chun-Li is one of the earliest female video game protagonists to achieve widespread popularity. Prior to Street Fighter II being released in 1991, most female characters in games existed as objectives to be rescued or cast in the roles of other supporting characters, such as townspeople, girlfriends, the occasional opponent, or simply background decoration; as such, there were very few heroines in action-based video games. After the success of Street Fighter II and Chun-Li's popularity, female protagonists became increasingly common. Since then, in games with selectable characters, at least one or two of them will almost always be female; and a number of games released since that have placed a female character in the lead role.

Chun-li's Appearance

Chun-Li wears the qipao, a traditional Chinese dress popular among girls during the early 20th Century. Her outfit is modified to allow a far wider range of movement than a normal qipao. She also wears combat boots and dark brown sheer pantyhose with her blue qipao. She was originally supposed to wear a peach-colored qipao, as seen in her in-game profile and ending in the original Street Fighter II. This was corrected to the blue one in Street Fighter II: Champion Edition.

During the period covered in Street Fighter Alpha, she wore an embroidered vest, unitard and athletic shoes, as well as studded wristbands. It is unclear why she chose to stop using this outfit and switch to a qipao. With the switch to the qipao, she also swapped her wristbands for spiked training bracelets.

In various official art, she has also been shown in her police outfit, as well as (presumably) her favorite casual attire: a varsity-style jacket, T-shirt, and jeans. It has been shown in some official art that when wearing her casual attire she also wears her Alpha wristbands.

Her hairstyle is called "ox horns", a typical style in which Chinese children dress their hair; depictions of girls in Chinese paintings frequently show girls in ox horns.

During the Alpha series, she chose to wear them unadorned, while in the remaining games, she uses silk brocades and ribbons to cover them, presumably to match her qipao.

Moves

Hyakuretsukyaku: (百裂脚) Also known as the "Lightning Leg/Kick". Chun-Li's signature move. She stands on one leg and kicks blindingly fast with the other (allegedly, as the name says, one hundred times).

Spinning Bird Kick: (回転的鶴脚蹴). Chun-Li flips, does the splits and spins across the screen upside down, with her legs spinning like helicopter blades. In some games, this move could be performed in the air.

Sen'en Shuu: (旋円蹴). Chun-Li, goes into a handstand, flips forward and kicks her opponent while landing in a split. This overhead attack replaces the Spinning Bird Kick in the Alpha series.

Hazan Shuu: A variant of the Sen'en Shuu which incorporates a full body flip and landing in a more side ways split, which replaced the Sen'en Shuu in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.

Hienshu: An attack available to Chun-Li in the Street Fighter EX series. Chun-Li somersaults forward, kicking her opponent as she lands.

Kikouken: (気功拳) Chun-Li releases a projectile of ki. This move was first seen in Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting.

Tenshoukyaku: (天昇脚) Chun-Li performs rising kicks to knock opponents out of the air. This move was first seen in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and is an uppercut move, similar to the Shoryuken.

Sou Hakkei: An attack available to Chun Li in X-ism style of the game Street Fighter Alpha 3. Chun-Li performs a double palm thrust that knocks the opponent both down and back.

Tenshin Enbu: A throw attack available to Chun-Li in the SNK-Playmore game SvC Chaos: SNK vs Capcom. Chun-Li clutches the opponent and performs a handstand flip over the opponent. This attack does no damage but does leave the opponent momentarily open for attack.

Sankaku Tobi: Although technically not a special move in itself, Chun-Li was the first character who could leap against the side of the screen and use it as a wall to jump back towards the opponent, gaining more height. Vega and Guy are two characters who gained this move in later games.

Senretsukyaku: (千裂脚) Also known as the "Thousand Burst Kick". Chun-Li's original Super Move. She lunges forward twice while kicking her opppnent each time, and follows with a Hyakuretsukyaku.

Kikoushou: (気功掌) Chun-Li creates a giant sphere of energy in her palms, which is much larger in the Marvel vs. Capcom series and the Street Fighter III games. In Street Fighter EX 3 the Meteor version is called the Kikoushou Goku, which is an exceptionally larger, and more powerful energy sphere.

Hazan Tenshoukyaku: (覇山天昇脚) Chun-Li performs several more rising kicks to knock opponents out of the air.

Houyoku Sen: A variant of the Senretsukyaku which ends in a vertical kick which she learned in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Widely regarded as her best super.

Tensei Ranka: A multiple-hitting Sen'en Shuu that travels straight up. She leaps up while surrounded by blue energy and comes down with a split kick that cause a large blade like effect on the ground. Widely regarded as her least-effective super move damage-wise; it is only useful for surprise attacks.

Shichisei Senkuu Kyaku: In Marvel vs. Capcom, Chun-Li had a Shun Goku Satsu style move that was a simple aerial kick that caused a massive burst of lightning in the background and five Chinese characters spelling out the move's name blazed across the screen, which translates as "Seven Star Air Flash Kick".

Appearances

Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Street Fighter EX, Street Fighter EX 2, Street Fighter EX 3, Street Fighter: The Movie, X-men VS Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter, Marvel VS Capcom, Marvel VS Capcom 2, Marvel VS Capcom 3, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, Match of the Millennium, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Pocket Fighter, Capcom VS SNK, Capcom VS SNK: Pro, Capcom VS SNK 2, SNK VS Capcom Chaos, Capcom Fighting Evolution, Street Fighter Alpha: Anthology, Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection, Tatsunoko VS Capcom, Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars, Namco X Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken

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