El origen de Rufus, personaje de Street Fighter IV

Rufus Street Fighter IV

Mucha polémica ha causado el cuarto nuevo personaje de Street Fighter IV, Rufus. Su pintoresca y oronda apariencia ha causado furibundas reacciones entre algunos, quienes creían que era una copia de Bob(Tekken 6) o de Earthquake (Samurai Shodown / Samurai Spirits).

Lo cierto es que se parecen, debido a su redonda figura. Pero para buscar su verdadero origen debemos echar la vista más atrás en el tiempo. Con Bob pasa como con El Blaze. Aunque su parecido seguramente no es casual, los personajes de Street Fighter IV tienen sus principales referencias en un antiguo juego de Capcom.

Rufus Street Fighter IV Bob Earthquake

Yoshinori Ono, productor de Street Fighter IV, afirmó en una entrevista sobre los orígenes del juego que Slam Masters (julio del ’93) fué su primer trabajo en Capcom.

Como ya mencionamos, el diseño de El Fuerte es básicamente la mezcla de dos personajes de dicho juego. Pues bien, Rufus es la mezcla de Alexander The Grater y Jumbo Flap Jack. Parece que el pasado de Ono está influyendo bastante en los nuevos personajes.

Slammasters Jumbo Grater

No estaba seguro de ello así que hice algunas capturas del juego. Vi que entre estos dos personajes se sacan casi todos los rasgos característicos de Rufus, así que fuí haciendo una mezcla de ambos, la cual sólo necesita leves retoques para resultar Rufus en 2D. Más abajo teneis el resultado.

Incluso jugando un poco ví a Slammasters vi que además coincidían algunos ataques, como por ejemplo uno que viene a ser el Hundred Hand Slap de E.Honda, el cual Rufus puede hacer incluso en el aire:

rufus slammasters jumbo grater Street Fighter IV

Rufus Grater Slammasters Street Fighter IV

Grater, y por tanto Rufus, recuerda mucho a Raiden / Big Bear, sobre todo con el diseño sin máscara que empezó a lucir a partir de Fatal Fury 2 (también del año ’93).

Eso se debe a que ambos personajes están basados en un luchador real de wrestling muy popular aquel entonces, Big Van Vader. Comparten gran barriga, corpulencia, barba y pelo rubio, el cual está cortado con un peinado muy particular.

Grater Vader Bear

Vader ganó varios títulos en pesos pesados de wrestling en las CWA, UWA, IWGP y WCW (en este caso 3 títulos entre el 92 y 93 coincidiendo con los lanzamientos de Slammasters y Fatal Fury 2), UWF, AJPW, NOAH GHC, IZW, NJPW, UWF-I y AJPW. Recientemente se ha retirado y trabaja vendiendo coches en su ciudad natal.

Entre estos títulos se encuentran los principales títulos a nivel norteamericano, japonés y mundial, por lo que dicho luchador gozó de gran popularidad a nivel internacional, y obviamente también en Japón por lo que era de suponer que recibiese homenajes por parte de Capcom y SNK.

vader vs hogan

Su popularidad era de primer nivel, llegando a estar codo a codo con el mítico Hulk Hogan. Pero eso ya es otra historia. Volvamos a los parecidos del personaje real con los personajes de videojuegos.

En el caso de Grater, incluso comparte con él una máscara/armadura -de la cual Vader tenía varios modelos- con cuernos muy curiosa para las introducciones de los combates. En esta foto de abajo podeis ver una comparativa.

Grater Vader mask

Pero puestos a buscar orígenes de Rufus, podemos llegar más lejos, antes incluso del primer Street Fighter. En 1985 Konami lanzó para MSX el título Yie Ar Kung-Fu 2: The Emperor Yie-Gah, secuela del gran clásico que fué la principal referencia para la saga de Capcom tanto a nivel de mecánica como para algunos personajes.

En dicha secuela, que tuvo ports para varios ordenadores y consolas de 8bits de la época, aparecía el enemigo Po Chin, el cual era un obeso chino de redondo cuerpo con cabeza afeitada y coleta, con pelo y vestido rojizo. En el video sale en el segundo 1:39.

Uno de sus ataques era una nube producida por sus pedos, lo que le hace coincidir con Earthquake y Jumbo, de Slammasters. El arquetipo de personaje orondo tipo E.Honda/Rufus ha sido usado en multitud de otros personajes en juegos de lucha, muchas veces siendo fuerte y lento, especializado en las distancias cortas como el arquetipo tipo Zangief.

Whong Who Final Fight

En los juegos de lucha han habido muchos gordos aunque quizá sólo comparten con Rufus su oronda forma. Este es el caso de por ejemplo:

Lee (Street Fighter 1), Cheng Sin Zan (Fatal Fury),  Chang (KOF), Julius Carn (World Heroes), Jack Turner (Art of Fighting), Jae-Mo Kang (Rage of the Dragons), Wan Fu (Samurai Shodown), o Whong Who de Final Fight. Aunque el que sí tiene mucho parecido es Temjin (Art of Fighting 2):

Temjin AOF2

722 Comments

  1. Ken

    Muy completo el report 🙂 y curioso el comentario de Jaden, una web antirufus XDDDDDDDDDD

    Por cierto, no conocia el origen de Big Bear y es sorprendente el parecido.

    Un saludo.

  2. Gracias, Ken.

    Jaden, we respect your opinion and you can post here whatever you want. But we the Capcom Town atdmins are totally disagree with the petition.

    Rufus is just a character in development, he surelly will be tweaked and improved like the other characters.

    He’s fat and ugly, so I understand why people don’t like him. But it shouldn’t be a problem. We think is good to have a guy like him in the game because he balance the overall game.

    And there’s a lot of fat people who will like him.

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