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…..