Poison, the latest addition to Street Fighter X Tekken, is often the centerpiece of many conversations. Why, you ask? Well, let’s just say it’s 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 others 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.” Up to this moment, seeing a female being hit in fighting games today was common (Chun-Li, Cammy, Mia, King, Mary Blue). With this being in effect, Poison saw a 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, who 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…..
But it gets a bit thicker as Ono goes back and forth over this matter. One moment he continues to claim that Poison is a post-op, then later says he’s leaving it up to the fans.
So I suppose, for now, you either side with what Ono said, or you decide for yourself.