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"Have you considered your destiny? Do you believe in fate?"
—Menat (Street Fighter V)

Menat (メナト Menato?, Arabic: منات) is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing in the second DLC season of Street Fighter V.[5] She is a young Egyptian fortune teller residing in the Palazzo Mistero in Italy and the Soul Power wielding apprentice of Rose.

BiographyEdit

AppearanceEdit

Menat is a slim woman with dark skin and green eyes. She has short dark purple hair styled into a bob with blunt bangs covering her entire forehead. She wears soft purple lipstick and eye shadow.

Her outfits are in Egyptian motif; she wears a dark purple short sleeved leotard with gold and neon blue accents and a purple sash in both of her shoulders. Her waist resembles a side belt, a blue and gold necklace and a gold tiara on her head. On her feet are a pair of thigh high stockings, with the heels and toes cut out.

Her first alternate costume has her wearing a long magenta hooded sleeveless revealing dress with gold accents and a gold Egyptian necklace on her neck.

Her second alternate costume has her wearing a white mummified revealing suit and matching dark high thighs. Her bob lengthens into shoulder length and she wears a traditional Egyptian headdress on her head. Her nails are also painted dark blue to match her lipstick.

PersonalityEdit

She can act a bit empty headed at times, yet she has a polite but serious attitude. She travels the globe to convey various premonitions.[1] At times, she can appear childish, energetic and bubbly. She can be annoyed towards certain people, like with the lower ranked Shadaloo soldiers.

ConceptEdit

During development Menat's early designs included being a "Pizza Assassin", a Italian delinquent named Rita and a magician.[6] She was also considered to use other objects to attack, including smoke, golden dust, and being a tahtib fighter that uses a staff.[6] Menat was also originally planned to be an Italian like Rose before being settled to be Egyptian.[6]

Her name "Menat" was a name used for the goddess Hathor. With a slightly different hieroglyphic spelling, it referred to an ancient Egyptian artifact which was closely connected with the goddess Hathor. It was used as a protective amulet, meant to ensure good luck and fortune and to protect against evil spirits.

RelationshipsEdit

RoseEdit

She has great respect for Rose, who she always refer to as "Master", and tends to imitate both her voice and her actions.

MaggioEdit

Menat is currently working together with Maggio, who is searching for his sister Aprile.

StoryEdit

Street Fighter VEdit

Menat appears behind Ed, warning him about his fate and that he and someone else would come across hard times. After fighting Ed, Menat warns him once more about his fate before disappearing. She later meets Oro and tries to warn him about her predictions (which he already knew about). Afterwards, her crystal ball glows, showing M. Bison. She is confronted by lower ranked Shadaloo soldiers and Aprile. After she defeats them in annoyance, she warns them about Bison's fate before escaping.

Other Prologue Appearances:

Menat first appeared in Ed's character story with the same role but their fight is not shown since Menat was not a playable character at the time.

GameplayEdit

Fighting style and abilitiesEdit

Menat fights using Soul Power[7] like Rose so her abilities are somewhat similar to her teacher. Menat uses a floating crystal ball named Left Eye of the Lion (獅子の左目?)[6] to attack her opponents with. She also uses tricky dance-like moves.[1]

MovesetEdit

Her V-Trigger is the Wisdom of Thoth; she summons six orbs, each linked to her normal attacks. Pressing and releasing a normal attack sends the orb flying at the opponent. She can release any orb by using a different normal.

Her V-Skill is Kamal; while the crystal sphere is retracted, it lets her reflect the average projectile back at the opponent. If the crystal ball was sent out into battle prior to using her V-Skill, it will absorb the projectile to help build up her V-Gauge. This can also be used to launch the opponent into the air to help extend combos.

Her V-Reversal is the Left Eye of the Lion.

Her Critical Art is the Nefertem; she unleashes a single orb to ensnare her opponent on multiple hits to make critical damage.

TriviaEdit

  • Menat’s hair style and overall appearance is a likely reference to Cleopatra.
  • Menat does a few poses where she mimics a cat, which is an homage to Egyptian culture where they worshipped cats.
  • Menat is notable for having these distinctions in the series.
    • She is the first playable character who comes from Egypt.
    • The second playable character whose home country is in Africa (after Elena).
    • The second playable fortune teller and also fighter who uses Soul Power (after Rose).
    • The first playable character with green eyes. (C. Viper is listed as having green eyes).
  • In official Street Fighter-related media, Menat was first hinted at on Rose's Street Fighter V character profile and first seen in Ed's character story, where she was originally listed as "fortune teller".
  • Due to striking similarities with existing characters, Menat is often a subject of comparison by fans to the following characters:

GalleryEdit

Menat/Gallery

QuotesEdit

Menat/Quotes

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Menat
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://www.capcom.co.jp/sfv/chara_menat.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Street Fighter V Stat Card
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://www.facebook.com/DemonicDAB/videos/1522339657811582/?permPage=1
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDs6wqCZs3c
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Street Fighter V Early Development Ideas: Menat
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Capcom_Unity:_Menat.27s_moveset
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