Whilst playing SF IV yesterday i decided to play though arcade mode with Rufus. (when i am not playing Zangief, i am generally playing Rufus) Upon winning the first round i decided i would try and give his victory phrase a read however, for anyone else who has played SF IV and has play as Rufus or lost to him in arcade mode you will notice that there just isn't enough time to read the essay which he spews out after winning. Though i believe this adds to some of the charm of Rufus as a character i decided to set out and compile all of his arcade mode win quotes, at first this seemed like a quick and easy job, just beat up character 'X' and write down quote 'Y' however, this ended up to be quite a grueling task. For those of you who haven't noticed or plain and simply haven't played this game yet, each character has a set win quote for each other character in the game (arcade mode only).
The job at first seemed easy, i got my camera ready and sat playing through the arcade mode, taking snaps of the said quotes and later writing them down. It seemed so easy and quick at the start, finishing the game the first time yielded 9 quotes (6 random, rival fight, Seth and unlock Akuma fight), the second time through, again i managed to snap about 7 new quotes (including Gouken) all seemed well, then things started to get somewhat annoying. After playing through the arcade mode about 8 times, i was still missing 5 or so characters, i decided that with just 5 more to go it can't take that long to get them right? well two hours later and i still needed 2 more quotes and the annoying thing was that i had got 3 of them within about 20 minutes of starting, though i was still wanting to add all the quotes together i started to get a bit bored and frustrated with the whole thing, i was going to just call it a day and leave the 2 remainders out, but i decided one more try and then call it quits and by luck i got both of them one after another to my relief, i got the pictures and then spent the next half an hour compiling all the messages.
Well after you've heard of my little escapade i finally present the fruits of my labor, the Rufus win quote post.
(this is Rufus)
In alphabetical order: (warning, contains spoilers about hidden characters)
Now you know how it feels to lose Ken Masters! What’s that? You say I got the wrong guy? No way, man! I ain’t stupid! You got the blonde hair, the gloves… Maybe you changed your pants or whatever, but still! I know Ken Masters when I see him! Yeah!
Phew! That was tough! I kinda knew just lookin’ at you, man, that you ain’t no pushover. I was like “This dude means business, Rufus! Watch out!” And you totally proved me right, ya know? I’ll hand it to you, you’re pretty tough. But I came through in the end!
Against Balrog (Boxer)
So, my friend’s got this sweet low rider, right? It’s pretty cool an’ all, but I think if I ever bought a car, I’d go for a luxury sedan or somehthin’, ya know? Pleather seats, drink holders, all that classy stuff! ‘Cuz I’m a classy guy, right? Anyway, I….
My old lady, she wants to get a cat, but I’m like “No way, babe!” I mean, those things just meow and meow all day, ya know? How you s’possed to get to sleep with all that racket? Cat’s are cute an’ all, but I gotta be able to hear myself think! So…
I finally beat you, Ken Masters! What? You’re not Ken Masters? Sure you are! Just one look at that blonde hair of yours and I knew it was you. ‘Course, you look a lot bigger TV. What, are you wearin’? some kinda reverse elevator shoes or somethin’? Anyway…
Against Chun Li
You sure got some ham hocks on you, lady! But it’ll take more than mad cankles to defeat the mighty Rufus though, do ya? I mean, your fast and move all graceful an’ stuff, but you’ve gotta have skills to get along with all that. And skills are my speciality! Ha ha!
Against C. Viper
So, I was getting’ outta bed the other day an’ the thing up an’ broke on me! You know those wooden slot thingies under the mattress? It was all like “Crack”! An’ that’s all she wrote! What’re they made out of? Toothpicks? That’s the third one I broke! Geez…
Take that, Ken Masters! Huh? You say you ain’t him? You can’t fool me, man! I mean you got the whole karate outfit an’ gloves and crap, right? Maybe you dyed your hair or whatever, but I know it’s you! ‘Course, you are weaker than I woulda thought…
Nothin’ tastes better than a sandwich with chunky peanut butter and gobs an’ gobs of grape jelly, ya know? But lately, I’ve been puttin’ bananas in there. That’s right. Bananas! Crazy, right? I could see why you’d think so, but I tastes awesome! Try it!
Against El Fuerte
Dude, I can hardly tell what you’re talkin’ about! You don’t sound like a fighter at all, man. What’s that? You’re a chef? That’s pretty cool I guess. Maybe you were all like, “What should I cook for dinner an’ stuff?” and couldn’t concentrate of the fight, huh?
Against E. Honda
I hear that you sumo dudes eat nothing but sushi and stew and tofu and stuff like 24 hours a day, man. There’s this sushi place near my house, but there’s all these rumors goin’ around that they serve spoiled fish! One bite, an’ you’ll be on the toilet all day!
Against Fei Long
So many dudes now days are all talk, no action, y’know? I mean, you can do all the fancy moves an’ whatnot on the big screen, but once I get ya in the ring, you’re all like, “Oh no! I’m all powerless an’ stuff!” Yeah, I got your number dude. I got ya pegged!
Do you have a will all set up an’ whatnot? You probably should get that taken care of, man. If not, you will have all these weird third cousins an’ stuff just crawlin’ outta the woodwork beggin’ for scraps! That ain’t no way to treat your legacy, man. Anyway…
So why don’t guys like you wear shoes, anyway? Like, is it some kind of rule or somethin’? Or do you just have really bad corns and shoes would make it worse? I had this corn once, man. It was the size of a freakin’ jelly bean! An’ what if you stepped in dog doo?
Did you enjoy your beating, Ken Masters? Huh? I got the wrong guy? Don’t play me for a fool, man! Look at that blonde hair! How could you not be Ken Masters? You can’t fool me just by changin’ your hairstyle, dude! I’m no dummy, pal! I can see right through you!
Now you know what it feels like to lose, Ken Masters! I bet you totally though you could run from me, but I proved you wrong an’ then some, didn’t I? Oh Yeah! You never thought I’d find you, but I did! And I gave it to you good! Were you even fightin’ for real?
Against M. Bison (Dictator)
Y’know, ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wondered what I’d do with super powers. ‘Course, if you think about it, do you really need ‘em? Like, we ordinary folk seem to get along fine without ‘em. I guess if you forget your keys and had to break a door…
I’ll never forget when I first met my girl. It was a rainy day in October and I was on my way home from a fight. Suddenly, this chick came outta nowehere an’ was all like “Help!” I guess she pulled a dine an’ dash, so I beat up the waiter that was chasin’ her!
So you’re Ken Masters, huh? What? You’re not? Are you sure, man? You sure look like him in that outfit. I mean, you’ve got the gloves and all that, I guess maybe you coulda’ dyed your hair or something. But that’s not enough to fool me, Ken! I’m on to you! You hear me?
Y’know I think the way a dude wears his hair tells you a lot about his personality, right? Like, I took forever an’ a day to finally decide on my look. It’s not a decision you can take lightly, man. I put a lot of thought into this. I spent years plannin’ it!
You could totally use a make over, girl. What’re you doin’ wearin’ your school uniform, anyway? Are you so poor you couldn’t afford a cool ensemble like the one I’m wearin’? You won’t get far in the fighting world in an outfit like that! What you need to do is…
What a crazy fight. Never expected to run into a weird dude like you, man. What’ with that weird basketball thing stuck in your belly an’ all. How do you eat, anyway? Do you just spoon stuff right into that ball? What’s it like bein’ a a robot thing? Is it fun?
Against Vega (Claw)
So, I finally found you, Ken Masters! How does it feel to lose to me, Masters? Are you filled with regret? Rage? How about rue? I bet your filled to the brim with rue, ain’t ya? What? You’re not Ken Masters? C’mon, man! It’ll take more than a mask to fool me!
Now that’s what I like to see! You an’ me, we think alike, ya know? I mean, all these skinny dudes runnin’ around like they’re so cool, but you an’ me, we know that only wimps and losers are skinny right? No one likes a guy that looks like a skeleton! Seriously…
Well that's all of them, i did however wonder if he had a win quote on the off chance of Rufus vs. Rufus, but i wasn't willing to wait and find out. I hope now you don't have to worry and try and read super quick in order to take it all in. I will post a link to all the photos of the quotes that i took, you can check them to see if i made any errors and what not. If you are also wondering why Balrog, M.Bison and Vega have extra names on them (Boxer, Dictator and Claw) this is simple. Back in the days of Street Fighter II, these three characters had different names, i will draw a short table to explain the names:
Balrog <> M. Bison
M. Bison <> Vega
Vega <> Balrog
As you can see the names remain the same but just moved around, and the reason behind this? Again it is simple. As you can see the boxer was called M. Bison in Japan (and still is to this day)
and was a refference to heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. When Capcom tried to localise the game outside of Japan into the US and EU, Mike Tyson apparently threatened to take legal action should the character have the same name when the game would receive and English release, Capcom obviously not wanting to face a law suit against them decided to rotate the name's of several characters, and from the short example i gave above the explain the name changes back and forth from each location however this still doesn't explain about why i called the Boxer, Dictator and Claw. The reason for this is because it saves confusion, whether he is called M.Bison or Balrog, he is still the boxer from the game, and the same applies to the Dictator and Claw, it is used commonly amongst the Street Fighter fans to save confusion though if i am honest, after hearing them the way the Japanese perceive them it just doesn't feel right, i couldn't imagine the Dictator being called Vega, just feels odd, but i guess that's because i have been taught to call him M.Bison as i am sure some Japanese people find it odd that we call him M. Bison and not Vega.
Any who i need to go and eat as i am proper ank marvin.
Photo Links: http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f254/Rario/Rufus%20Quotes/?start=0
*Update* Added win quotes from Vs. Mode along with the dialog from the Intro, Ending and Rival Fights involving Rufus, Enjoy.
Vs. Mode Quotes
Vs. Mode Quote 01
So, I’m like a legend in the biker world. Or maybe more like a god. But I ain’t satisfied with that status. This time, I wanna be a god in the fighting world, ya know? Like on a worldwide basis! People tell me I should be satisfied with best in America, but…
Vs. Mode Quote 02
The way I see it, bein’ a biker is a like a total lifestyle choice. I mean, you pick a bike and customize it and all that. It’s a real commitment, ya know? And the best part is, you can go pretty much anywhere on a bike. Everywhere but the ocean, I guess.
Vs. Mode Quote 03
I consider myself to be a pretty modest guy, really. People don’t always see me that way, but that’s totally who I am. Like, I’m not necessarily the greatest fighter out there yet, but I don’t let it get me down, ya know? I mean, there’s a lot a dudes out there…
Vs. Mode Quote 04
I don’t actually remember that dude’s name, but there was this one guy, and he was like the greatest fighter in the USA or whatever. So, I don’t actually know much about him or whatever, but I’m pretty sure I could take him in a fight ‘cuz I’m one tough cookie!
Vs. Mode Quote 05
When I was a kid, I used to go to the movies all the time. I totally dug all the kung-fu action flicks. I mean, I was practically obsessed! So I started taking all these martial arts correspondence courses. Then, I rode my hog all around China picking up skills!
Vs. Mode Quote 06
I’ve got this rad pool back at my pad, and not one of those kidney shaped thingamabobs, no way! Mine is like totally original and just oozing with style and class. Check this out, man… It’s shaped like a freakin’ dollar bill! Is that the greatest? Isn’t it?
Vs. Mode Quote 07
I’ve got a great body, don’t I? My girlfriend is all like, “it bounces around like a water bed!” She’s a real freaky chick, man. But don’t get me wrong, OK? I spend plenty of time with my dude friends, too. I mean, bros before hos, right? Am I right? So anyway….
Vs. Mode Quote 08
So, I’m totally dating the chick named Candy, right? And lemme’ tell ya, man, she’s just as sweet as candy, too! Know what I’m sayin’? The name suits her so well, man. At first, I was like “is that some kind of stage name or what?” Guess I was wrong…
Vs. Mode Quote 09
So, you got a significant other or what? I do! And she’s totally hot, man. Just smokin’! I mean, we fight once in a while just like any couple, but it’s all good. She sure is aggressive, though. One time, she totally started throwin’ stuff around, man!
Vs. Mode Quote 10
Anyway, things are gettin’ pretty serious with me and Candy, right? Like she totally talks about gettin‘ married and whatnot. I’m cool with that an’ all, but I’m not so big on fancy ceremonies and stuff, right? I mean, it’s not like I stockpile tuxedos or…
Vs. Mode Quote 11
My old lady, Candy? She’s not just about good looks, man. No way, she’s got an awesome personality, too. The two of us are like the worlds most perfect couple, ya know? We both suck at math, so we can borrow each other’s hands if we have to count past 10.
Rufus: They say this joker “Ken Masters” is the best fight in America!? The best fighter in America, an’ not to mention the best lookin’, is yours truly, Rufus! Yea that’s right I’m the best. Period.
Candy: Hey, Rufus. What if you just like totally beat the crap outta that Ken dude on TV or something? Then everyone will know for sure who the best really is… Right baby? Right?
Rufus: You are a Genius, Candy! I know I made you my girl for a reason, honeypants! I guess we know where we’re headed’ next! Get ready Ken Masters! Your days are numbered!
Rufus: Ya Losers! (at Ryu and Ken)
Ken: Need a tow there, friend?
Rufus: I don’t need no tow! This is all part of my training!
Ken: Really? Well whatever…. See ya!
Candy: Seriously, baby, why don’t I just help you push? That’d be faster than this.
Rufus: Don’t you move! Like I said, I’m training here! This is all your fault! Ken Masteeeers!!!!!!!
Dhalsim’s Rival Fight
Rufus: What the-? What- Whoa- Wha- Wha-? Are you floatin’? How you doin’ that? What? ESP? Plasma? Magnets…
Dhalsim: This… is yoga
Rufus: What are you an alien or somthin’? Because I’m not sure, if you noticed…(but uh. You know? There’s all sorts of aliens like err, take Martians for instance. I mean, those crazy things…)
Ken’s Rival Fight
Rufus: So, Ken Masters! At last we meet! This is gonna hurt like nobody’s business!
Ken: Hmm… This could be interesting. Bring it on, Meatball!
Rufus: Why, you!!!
Rufus’s Rival Fight
Rufus: Ha! Looks like I finally caught up to you, blondie! You gave me quite the run around! The fat ladies about to sing ain’t she?
Ken: Wha-? Who the heck are you?
Rufus: Why, you little… That’s it! Every time, man, every time…! (well ha, I’m sick of this treatment)
Ken: Alright man… I get it. You wanna fight me, is that it? Cool, I was just looking for an opponent anyway.
Rufus: Why, you!!! I’ll pulverize you! I’ll cut you up! Then, I’ll put you back together and do it again!