So is Capcom’s character Poison a He or a She?

Poison, the latest addition to Street Fighter X Tekken, is often the center piece of many conversations. Why you ask? Well, let’s just say its a bender… a gender bender. For years, Poison has confused many a gamer as to exactly what he/she is. Some say she’s a she and other’s say she’s a he. Well, let’s see. Originally Poison hit the scene in the original Final Fight and was a punching bag for our fearless trio.

However upon hitting the States, it was deemed that hitting a woman was wrong, so Poison became a “trap”! Actually She actually was already a “trap”.  However, seeing that hitting females is common in fighting games today (Chun-Li, Cammy, Mia, King, Mary Blue, etc…) it’s only fitting to see Poison return to “her” former self. But did she really become a she again? According to Yoshinori Ono, producer of Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter x Tekken, spoke on this a year or so ago.

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.

So in the words of Admiral Ackbar…..

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.