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"That selfishness victimizes people, destroys love, and creates hatred! I'll never forgive them! Those who call themselves "warriors..." Just like my father, a man who deserted and betrayed his family!"
— Remy to Alex (Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike)

Remy (レミー Remī?) is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. He is a young savateur from Paris, who initially sought revenge against his father for abandoning him and his sister.

Biography[]

Appearance[]

Remy is a lanky fighter with long, smooth, turquoise hair and matching eyes. He wears tight-fitting red pants, a black leather jacket emblazoned with a capital omega (Ω), which symbolizes the end, and brown high-heeled boots. One of his win animations reveals that he wears nothing under the jacket.

Concept[]

Remy was the last character made for 3rd Strike, originally not being planned to be in the game until the staff noticed a lack of a slim, attractive male characters. The character designer for Remy came up with 40-50 designs ranging from a doctor, a priest, and a prince, before settling with a 'hardcore martial artist' appearance as a foil for both Alex and Ryu. His fighting style came from a lack of projectile-based characters in the Street Fighter III roster, hence his similarities to Guile and Sagat.[3] His design is noted as being very "un-Capcom", leading to many comparisons to rival studio SNK's character designs.

Personality[]

Remy seems calm and composed, but in reality, he is a cruel and nihilistic warrior full of wrath and hostility. Though he sees fighting as a futile lifestyle, as it "victimizes people, destroys love, and creates hatred," he continues to fight out of an inability to forgive people like his father, who abandoned him and his now-dead sister to pursue the fight. His resentment is of such a level of vindication that he reports fighters he defeats for the authorities to deal with, and an almost possessive hatred that may be to the point of madness; Remy's pre-battle rival dialogue with Alex indicates that the latter thinks him to be insane and in need of a psychiatrist.

Despite claiming to "hate everything that he sees," Remy obviously still cares for his dead sister, whom he has preserved in a block of ice. He also has an inquisitive, self-doubting side, as he often ponders why his opponents fight, or why he continues to fight despite the fact that he abhors fighting.

Character Relationships[]

Alex[]

As stated above, Alex thinks Remy is in need of a therapist after the latter asks the former about his motives. Alex is currently the only character Remy has interacted with.

Story[]

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike[]

Remy bears a grudge against all fighters, since his father abandoned his family to pursue the path of the warrior, and his sister died in his father's absence, whom he encased in a block of ice underwater in the Bay of Biscay to preserve her.

In his ending, Remy ends up making a last visit to his sister's tomb. Realizing his fallacy of painting another shadow over his own, using his grudge of fighting and engaging in the sport as a crutch to the voids and wounds of his own heart, Remy comes to the conclusion of accepting the past and forgetting the hatred that keeps him from moving on, fully knowing that remaining as he is, will not get him anywhere. Though he cannot forgive his father yet, Remy takes a last look at his sister and says goodbye, to make the first step towards a new tomorrow for himself. Letting her body sink into the depths of the sea and walking his last steps in the cavern, a light shines, one that Remy has not seen in the longest time. Wishing to know where his new ways will take him, Remy continues onward on his new path.

Cameo appearances[]

SNK vs. Capcom series[]

Remy, along with many other Street Fighter characters, has appeared as a card in the SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters card games, specifically the first game and Card Fighters DS.

Gameplay[]

Fighting style[]

Remy fights using the French martial art of Savate.

Moveset[]

His special moves are very similar to those of Guile and Charlie. He is one of the few characters in 3rd Strike that can effectively control space at all times and at virtually any range with a combination of powerful long range attacks and zoning techniques.

Subpages[]

Quotes[]

Remy/Quotes

Gallery[]

Remy/Gallery

Sprites[]

Remy/Sprites

Trivia[]

  • Despite hailing from France, Remy speaks Japanese from within his in-game battle quotes.
    • Remy is also the only European character in 3rd Strike who speaks Japanese in-game.
  • One of the win quotes for Remy actually breaks the fourth wall by referencing the existence of the Health Meter ("Pain is a cheap substitute for a vitality gauge!").
  • Remy and his sister may be a homage to Hyōga and his mother Natassia from the manga and anime series Saint Seiya.
    • Like Remy's sister, Natassia's body remained preserved because of the low temperatures around the corpse, due in her case to the cold waters of the Arctic Sea, where her boat had shipwrecked.
    • Hyōga (the current Bronze Saint of Cygnus) holds a deep-seated contempt for his fellow Bronze Saints, a detail that was heavily altered between the original manga series and the anime adaptation.
    • Both have storylines that revolve around leaving the bodies of their deceased loved ones to finally sink into the deep ocean as a way to overcome their past and face their own future.
  • Tekken character Katarina Alves is somewhat similar to Remy. Both use similar stances and Savate styles that focus on kicks and both characters had a grudge against their respective fathers (in Katarina's case, her foster father).
    • Katarina's Rage Art has also a strong resemblance to Remy's Rising Rage Flash and Cold Blue Kick move. One of her special attacks Waguteiru and her unblockable move Eclipse Plumage is also similar to his latter's own moves.
  • Remy may also be influenced by the fighting game character named Cool, from the unfinished fighting game Daraku Tenshi: The Fallen Angels, that was released in 1998 by Psikyo. Both characters share the same exact fighting stand and have very similar moves.
  • His theme song, The Beep, is a synth techno arrangement. Being in Third Strike, his song has three variations; The Beep's first arrangement is a steady techno track, the second a more intense and wild arrangement, while the final round arrangement uses a low key steady beat into chorus variation to characterize tension.
  • As he only has one appearance (so far) throughout the series, Remy's stage (Club Metro - Paris, France) implies that he prefers hanging out and setting his fights at underground venues and urban locales in the late night. The stage is located around the outskirts of a cyberpunk themed nightclub in the heart of Paris' historic quarters, akin to his nationality. A billboard in Street Fighter 6 refers to the club as L'amour Disco Metoro.
  • Remy is to date the only playable Street Fighter III fighter who still hasn't appeared in UDON's Street Fighter comic storyline. He is however seen on a variant cover for Street Fighter Unlimited issue five.

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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
Super Turbo Akuma
Ultra Violent Ken
SFAlogo Alpha Adon · Birdie · Charlie Nash · 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
Season 4 Kage · Lucia
Season 5 Akira · Eleven · Luke
Street fighter 6 logo 6 Jamie · JP · Kimberly · Lily · Manon · Marisa
Year 1 A.K.I.
Year 2 Mai (Guest) · Terry (Guest)
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
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MvC Shadow Lady
SFO Shin
Street Fighter III Characters
New Generation Alex · Dudley · Elena · Ibuki · Ken · Necro · Oro · Ryu · Sean · Yang · Yun
2nd Impact Akuma · Gill · Hugo · Shin Akuma · Urien
3rd Strike Chun-Li · Makoto · Q · Remy · Twelve
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