Well, looky here. Shit. I hope I'm not having a go or anything. Let's call this a conversation and not an argument. Firstly having a cool name let alone devil doesn't make the actual character cool. Take Mr Satan for example from Dragonball Z. You could have the coolest name ever for a character but if he is a strong as Dan Hibiki then that doesn't make a character cool. And yes, I do know how the name change worked.
Secondly, you do know that Bison IS supposed to look like a Nazi right? And that heart stopping grin is better than a guy with a blob nosed frown everywhere he goes. Akuma may look it but Bison IS evil. I hope you know about the whole vanquishing the good soul part of Bison thing right? All that Akuma wants is to become stronger and fight strong foes. Bison wants the freaking world dude. AND he beat Seth, the most annoying cheap bad guy ever in his WEAK BODY. And Seth isn't exactly a weak fighter.
Thirdly, you can give me all the Akuma vs Asura videos you have but Bison ain't got shit on Akuma. I don't even know why you sent me this. Akuma is getting thrashed mate.
You obviously have amazing artistic skills but I for one. Disapprove of this entire picture. I DO know that Bison is weaker but this is just rubbing it in Mike's fan's faces.
I know you've gotten settled on Bison, but I'm going to try to give a decent comparison of the two on some points you mentioned.
1. No, having a cool name does not make the character cool, but I think the point MinohKim was trying to make is that Akuma did not go through a rename b/c of controversy process - which kinda cheapens the character. (And I think M. Bison works better than Vega, but that's not the point)
2. Nazis...Devil...Nazis...Devil... Hmm, while both are very commonly referenced forms of evil, the Devil has much stronger influence of fear, especially considering the supernatural side. - not speaking about just statistically, but the psychological aspect of dealing with something beyond your limits is one of mankind's greatest fears.
3. The grin vs. frown doesn't matter.- doesn't make either a better character.
4/5. Similar to cool name =/= cool character ... cool idea =/= cool character. Saying that Bison is evil does not make him cool. The idea is great, but, in the meantime he has the red Nazi jumpsuit, the take over the world scheme, the group of cronies that are a bit cheesy -- k, basically I could be talking about someone like Dr. Robotnic.
Akuma, on the other hand, runs solo and only cares about -- well...essentially,(murder, and) increasing his power. It's not a new concept, but - "I want to spend my life becoming better and better at kicking butt" - sounds much more threatening than "I want to rule the world" - simply b/c "kicking butt" is something you can put on a resume as an actual skill... Ruling the world is more of a pipe dream, and we all know that Bison will never accomplish this. Especially when there's a stronger character out there that's not going to bow to him.
If Bison did overcome Akuma, it's more likely it would come from the collective strength of him and his cronies - not a one on one fight - which is kinda lame.
6. I don't know the source, but Akuma has already beaten Bison (for one, it's in the early video game, and I think it's in some comic) - so I don't think this is a rub in the face of Bison fans; it's just the reality.
Ref AKUMA vs ASURA: Just the fact that they can have that kind of Epic battle is all sorts of win for AKUMA. AKUMA would've taken Bison out with one finger if he teleported his pearly whites to the moon.
Since when does Seth even register on the badass badguy list? He has a rolled up Orca in his mid-section. That shit is laughable. Also, Gill is the cheapest Street Fighter badguy of all time. He resurrects fer cryin' out loud!