Make no mistake, Street Fighter 6 newcomer Luke is part of a new generation of street fighters, as evidenced by his ridiculous Perfect Win dance.
Capcom brand manager Matthew Edwards recently attended Japan Expo 2022 and witnessed someone pull off a perfect win with Luke, sharing the footage on Twitter. Check it out:
I saw one of the attendees get a perfect win with Luke and asked them to do it again so I can capture him #JapanExpo2022 Luke is definitely from the TikTok generation 😂 Now I wonder what the other perfect win animations look like 🤔 pic.twitter . com/oKWn1erbYyJuly 14, 2022
As Edwards aptly points out, Luke’s dance is straight out of the TikTok/Gen-Z playbook. The infectious glee in those punches, the unrestrained pomposity of that toothy smile he flashes at the end, it all screams, “I can’t be over 25.” Like it or not, Luke is unmistakably Gen-Z…or maybe he’s just trying to keep up with the kids.
Regardless, fans are sharply divided on whether Luke’s dancing is a charming display of personality or an abomination. “Oh my God,” said an alarmed nerdy star (opens in a new tab). “This looks so weird with his stupid giant Popeye arms and his tiny legs and waist.”
“I was starting to like Luke,” he said. mvmorv (opens in a new tab). “Now I’m not so sure.”
“This sucks,” he said Armon_The_God (opens in a new tab)lying zero words.
other people, like BandleVandle (opens in a new tab)they say Luke’s template is “ironically cool”.
“He’s so dumb I love him so much,” she agreed. Skylecz (opens in a new tab).
Putting that aside, the visuals mean we can assume with a good degree of certainty that if you hit someone without taking any damage, a unique character animation will trigger, adding a little insult to injury. We’ll have to wait and see if the other characters’ animations prove equally divisive.
Take a look at our Street Fighter 6 hands-on preview to see why we’re excited for the sequel.