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"You seek strength? Well, here I am! The embodiment of power! President of the World!"
—G to Akuma, stating about his personality
"I'll fight this battle. Why? Because it is my duty."
—G (Street Fighter V)

G is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing as the fifth character in Street Fighter V's third DLC season.[3][4]

BiographyEdit

AppearanceEdit

G has a peculiar appearance; a long, rather unkempt beard, contrasting with his clothing, which consists of a very tall top hat with decorative patterns around the base, a black string bow tie at the neck, and a black waistcoat with tails, decorated with highly ornate patterns, shiny red satin lining material seen inside the tails and rolled-up sleeves. Under the waistcoat, a formal white shirt can be seen and a gold pocket-watch hangs from the left side of his waistcoat.

Oddly, small areas of G's skin - most noticeably the area around his left eye and on his arms - appear to be gold, due to Geokinesis. A closer look reveals that the gold patterns form a map of the globe; the golden world map rotates around his body endlessly.

G's first alternate costume, his story costume, is a trench coat with a button up shirt and tie, gloves, and a metal mask over the face, showing the sides and back of his head.

His second alternate costume is a traditional shooting suit, consisting of a green long sleeved suit jacket with a brown vest along with white long sleeved button shirt and a dark green tie on the collar, green formal pants and dark brown boots. He wears a brown flatcap on his head, a brown leather sling bag over his shoulder and carries a shotgun on his back.

PersonalityEdit

G can be described as flamboyantly patriotic, claiming he is the President of Earth. He is also virtuous in nature when he gives advice towards his enemies such as M. Bison and Necalli, thus acting like a preacher in some cases.

It can be said, judging from most of his quotes, that G proclaims that he is not only the President of Earth, but also the incarnation of Earth itself, its Savior (like Gill), the Universe, Power and even Matter; claiming that it's the reason that he can manipulate Earth and Magma. He sees the other characters being among "The Citizens of Earth", and claiming that most of humanity's values (Love, Sorrow, Hunger, Greed etc.) makes everyone equal (including himself, as he 'gifted' them) and all sharing common causes, regardless of their gender, age or beliefs. Because of his beliefs, immense compassion, and sympathy towards humanity, G does not see antagonists like Shadaloo, the Illuminati, Necalli or Akuma as a threat, but as wayward brethren and potential allies.

ConceptEdit

The concept of a "fighting president", although not new, was initially considered for Street Fighter IV. The same idea was also revisited for Street Fighter V prior to the game's launch, and had concept art made, but the character was rejected.[5] It is possible that G is the realization of said concept.

G's design and signature pose (pointing towards the screen) are reminiscent of Uncle Sam and his "I want you" pose. G also bears a clear resemblance to Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the U.S.A. Notably, Lincoln himself was a reputed wrestler, which G (prior to his debut) was also speculated to be one.

G also has a few things in common with Emperor Norton, a man who declared himself emperor of the United States and was known as an eccentric. He also wears a top hat like Norton, and his personality and self-proclaimed high status compliment this idea.

Possibly because of his harmonic and somewhat lofty aspects of his character, G is likely a god or a godly manifestation of the Earth itself. Similarities can be made to the divine figure of Minerva of Final Fantasy VII, who is considered to be the manifestation of the Lifestream and ultimately the Planet.

In terms of his personality, he has some coincedental similarity to John Laurinaitis, who used similar gestures prior to G's debut, and visually to Vermin Supreme.

Character Relationships Edit

Because of G's outlandish nature and mainstream obscurity, only two people have ever been known to have interacted with the president. While Rashid is simply happy to have encountered him after hearing him from a video that he found on the internet, Menat sadly underestimated G's powers after being sent to check him by her master Rose.

StoryEdit

Street Fighter VEdit

G is a mysterious man calling himself the "President of the World". He wishes to unify the world as its president and decides to spread his message through social media. Initially, he doesn’t receive much attention until Rashid comes across his videos and decides to help amplify G’s message to the people.[6]

Afterwards, G was challenged by Menat who was given an errand by Rose to test his skills. He was predicted on one of their fortune cards as "The Fool". After defeating her, G continues to announce the citizens.

In his arcade mode ending, he is seen shaking hands with Dan Hibiki in Japan, Hakan in Turkey and Elena in Africa. With all four then walking, being followed by a mass of people.

GameplayEdit

Fighting style and abilitiesEdit

G can draw the energies of earth elements,[6] such as lava attacks and can turn himself into full gold form. Some of his special attacks are based on his name, and his lava column and flaming attacks resembles a blend between C. Viper and Vulcano Rosso in terms of fighting style and gameplay. G also claims to have practiced all of the world's martial arts (obscure or relevant), thus making him a man not to be underestimated in combat.

Moveset Edit

G's V-Skill G Barrier is an attack that works similarly to Urien's Aegis Reflector and Skullomania's Skullo Energy. It can be used offensively to launch G's opponent into the air and can also destroy single-hit projectiles.[7]

His first V-Trigger is the Maximum President[6] where he gains several boosts to his move set, including an additional projectile property to G-Barrier, the ability to cancel his special moves into each other and boosts all of his moves to level 3 of his President Gauge.[7] His second V-Trigger is the Dangerous President[6] where he gains two new special moves: G Rage, an uppercut, and G Explosion, a command grab with one hit of armour.

His Critical Art is the Pangaea Burst, which resembles Vulcano Rosso's Torre pendente di Pisa, has him unleashing several horizontally-advancing fire pillars to burn his opponent.

Pop CultureEdit

G/Pop Culture

QuotesEdit

G/Quotes

TriviaEdit

  • He is the second playable Street Fighter character whose name is only known by one letter (so far), the first being Q.
  • When knocked out on the right side of the Lair of the Four Kings stage G's name will be displayed as "Earth" on the computer readout.
  • Interestingly, G’s story costume bears a striking resemblance to Q’s garb. Both wearing a trench coat with a button up shirt and tie, gloves, and a metal mask over the face. The most notable difference between the two however is that in Q’s case, the mask is more like a helmet, covering the entire head and only leaving a small amount of his neck visible. Whilst G’s mask and is black, covers only the face, showing the sides and back of his head. Q’s coat is also much longer than G’s, extending down past the knees whilst G’s reaches just under halfway down the thigh.
    • The 15th color scheme of this costume has the same colors as Q's normal costume in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. In the costume's in-game description in Shadaloo C.R.I., Sgt. Ashida says "Wearing that creepy mask and that trench coat, he could be anyone. Wait...Color 15...isn't that...a certain individual that the CIA is looking for...?!".
    • Seemingly as a reference to his possible connections to Q as well, the music in G's trailer is a rap, referencing the musical aesthetic of Q's only appearance in the series, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.
    • By the same token, G's in-game character theme is a jazz-themed tune with hints of noir similar to Q's own character theme (the difference is that G's theme is more focused on Jazz than noir).
    • Many of G's moves are also similar, if not identical, to Q's moves, albeit G's execution of them is much cleaner and focused than Q's execution (e.g. both characters perform a double leg drop kick as their crouching heavy kick, but G supports himself with one arm and picks himself up after the kick whereas Q simply launches himself at the opponent and falls over).
  • G is the second playable character that uses Earth-based elements in his moveset, but the first in the mainline games to use Magma based powers (in the overall series he is the second after Vulcano Rosso).
  • G is the third character to have a throw that targets on crouching opponents (R. Mika is the first and Zangief is the second).

Stage ThemeEdit

GalleryEdit

G/Gallery

ReferencesEdit

Street Fighter series Playable Characters
Main Series
SF Logo Ken · Ryu
Street-fighter-ii-logo The World Warrior Blanka · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Guile · Zangief
Champion Edition Balrog · M. Bison · Sagat · Vega
Super Cammy · Dee Jay · Fei Long · T. Hawk
Turbo Akuma
Ultra Violent Ken
SFAlogo Alpha Adon · Birdie · Charlie · Dan · Guy · Rose · Sodom
Alpha 2 Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Shin Akuma
Alpha 3 Cody · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika
Alpha 3 Upper Eagle · Maki
Alpha 3 MAX Ingrid
Street fighter iii logo New Generation Alex · Dudley · Elena · Ibuki
Necro · Oro · Sean · Yang · Yun
2nd Impact Gill · Hugo · Urien
3rd Strike Makoto · Q · Remy · Twelve
Street fighter iv logo IV Abel · C. Viper · El Fuerte · Gouken · Rufus · Seth
Super Hakan · Juri
Arcade Edition Oni
Ultra Decapre · Poison
SFV-Logo-R-3 V F.A.N.G · Laura · Necalli · Rashid
Season 2 Abigail · Ed · Kolin · Menat · Zeku
Season 3 Falke · G
Spin-offs
Street Fighter The Movie Logo Arkane · Blade · F7 · Khyber · Sawada
Street-fighter-ii--the-animated-movie Cyborg
Sfexlogo EX Allen · Blair · C. Jack · Darun · D. Dark
Hokuto · Kairi · Pullum · Skullomania
EX Plus Bloody Hokuto · Cycloid-β · Cycloid-γ · Garuda
EX2 Hayate · Nanase · Shadowgeist · Sharon
EX2 Plus Area · V. Rosso
EX3 Ace · Bison II
Fighting EX Layer Hayate
Marvel vs. Capcom Logo MSHvSF Cyber-Akuma · Dark Sakura · Mech-Zangief · Shadow
MvC Shadow Lady
SFO Shin
Street Fighter V Characters
Original Birdie · Cammy · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · F.A.N.G · Karin · Ken · Laura
M. Bison · Nash · Necalli · R. Mika · Rashid · Ryu · Vega · Zangief
Season 1 Alex · Balrog · Guile · Ibuki · Juri · Urien
Season 2 Abigail · Akuma · Ed · Kolin · Menat · Zeku
Season 3 Blanka · Cody · Falke · G · Sagat · Sakura
CPU Only AS · Aprile · Decapre · Enero · Février · Juli · März · Peter
Phantom Bison · Santamu · Satsuki · Two P