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Akuma vs Bison! by MinohKim Akuma vs Bison! by MinohKim
Yeah Bison fans...Akuma is way cooler. Sorry.
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hvp6g4h5 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Cowardly, pathetic man Gouki, always sucker punch. He never defeats Vega in a true sense.
Saccularius Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness. :)
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
now that is badass!! nice!!
AxeSonOfTheSun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
insane colors man!!!!
ZeDrUbermensch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Except Bison survived. And don't forget the beating Bison gave Akuma during the events of SFA3 - he even stated the SnH is nothing! If only Bison wouldn't have spared him...
Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah I love these two. This is a really cool piece!!! The colors are really awesome too! :O
SilverJenkins Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Awesome, though I actually like Bison more than Akuma.
UDMonk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Akuma all the way, without exception. Badass.
massimus93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
kabuto-gouki Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
truly awesome
Aya-Creuset Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But Bison was the only one who missed the Raging Demon... It is said that he doesn't have a soul to corrupt ;)
PS: I am an Akuma's fan... Ah, and GREAT piece.
powerfulBLACK Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Why apologize? He DID kill him in canon after all.
ekimangel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
megaman0591 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
:iconfyeahplz: was there ever any doubt?
henrycarreno Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   General Artist
Akuma is one of the most amazing characters ever created. Awesome work, really loved it.
smokehunter2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Artist
I hope I didn't hit a nerve or anything.
smokehunter2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Artist
How is Akuma cooler? Akuma is just another shoto clone. M Bison is the original bad guy! Plus his Psycho Power is kickass compared to this "Satsoi no hado" or however you pronounce it.
MinohKim Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Why is AKUMA cooler?  First off, his name means Devil in Japanese.  And I don't mean fallen angel style Devil, it means the fiery, monstrous, scary Devil from Japanese folklore.

M. Bison got his name from Balrog (the Boxer) in Japan.  It's supposed to be a play on Mike Tyson.

Japanese version  -->  North American version
M. Bison                    Balrog            
Balrog                       Vega
Sagat                       Sagat
Vega                        M. Bison

Secondly, Bison looks like a big red goose stepper wearing a shit eating grin.  Akuma looks like the personification of EVIL.  Everyone knows villains look cooler than heroes. 

Thirdly, this -->…

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SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
damn !! dat video explained it ALL !!
smokehunter2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Artist
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.
orangeslice25 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
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.
MinohKim Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
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!

Also, LOL thanks for participating in this debate :)
Mike-Tortuga Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love it!!! Akuma for president!
DK2K1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's what happens when sixteen hells are channeled through your soul.
3Ninja Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Bolgor Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gouki vs Vega. Good fire effects here.
MinohKim Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Thanks, the fire helps to frame Akuma against the dark background...and fire looks cool :)
Bolgor Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, that's what makes the painting more attractive and visually powerful.
DarkwingxY Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
this is so pro, I don't know what to say

MinohKim Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Thanks :)
joeybowsergraphics Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece, man. Epic.
menslady125 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
IsaacShadow1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man the Shun Goku Satsu is just too cool!
JAG-Comics Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
street fighter on a mortal kombat trip!
BbStarD Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
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trevlor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
out of control awesome!
theredmonster419 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Artist
DezzManX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   General Artist
Akuma: Bison, may you die, and spend the rest of eternity in the fiery pits of hell! (melts Bison)
strain70 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
etubi92 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome shit
forcoffee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GodDragonKing Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
So that's what Street Fighter's hell looks like.
SUNIMASIH Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Dope my dude
kudoze Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Sick design!!
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I would like to feature your work in the next weeks with a blog article like this one [link] on our website Game Art HQ Art HQ

Top-Gun5391 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I still say Akuma is the single most recognized and cherished Villain in Fighting Game History
MinohKim Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
If I had a son I would've named him AKUMA (all CAPS). My Wife was actually ok with this :)
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