- "Juri... That power... That eye... She's no ordinary fighter. She is an untamed animal who seeks to destroy and consume all that enters her sight...She has altered her own body in her insatiable quest for power. She respects no law. No morality. She does whatever it takes to achieve her goals and quench her limitless thirst."
- —Seth describing Juri (Super Street Fighter IV)
- "Hmm... You look like you're in good shape. (ふ～ん なかなかイイ身体してるじゃねぇか Huun nakanaka ii karada shiteru janee ka?)"
- —Juri (Street Fighter IV series)
- "Well then, where do you want me to break you first? (さーて、どっから潰してほしい？ Saate, dokkara tsubushite hoshii??)"
- —Juri (Street Fighter V)
Juri Han (ハン・ジュリ Han Juri?, Hangul: 한주리, Hanja: 韓蛛俐) is a character in the Street Fighter series. She makes her debut in Super Street Fighter IV, where she is a main character in the storyline. She is 25 years old (as of Super Street Fighter IV) and is described as a brutal and sadistic member of S.I.N. who relishes fighting and inflicting pain upon her foes. Juri returns in Street Fighter V as the fifth of the first wave of six DLC fighters.
Juri is the first South Korean character and the first Taekwondo user in the main Street Fighter games (in the overall series, she is the second after Shin) as well as the first true villainess/anti-villainess and one of the anti-heroes, the first being Sagat.
Juri wears a purple dudou (a form of Chinese underwear) on her chest supported with eight straps that meet on her back, forming a spider pattern. She wears long, baggy, off-white colored trousers and purple tights, and long, fingerless gloves. Her fingernails and toenails are painted bright pink. She has dark hair styled into two horn-like bangs at the top of her head, which appear to be fastened with pink ribbons. She wears Taekwondo foot wraps on her feet.
Her left eye was damaged long ago (explained below) and replaced with the Feng Shui Engine which amplifies her abilities.
In Street Fighter V, she is wearing a purple and pink collared catsuit with a black high-neck sleeveless top underneath, black fingerless gloves with pink designs, the pants from her catsuit have black inlines with dark purple and pink open toed boots. She also has a black eyepatch with a dark-pink pattern on her left eye.
Her first alternate costume is a blue green and white freeze jacket, pink and white pants, black knee-high boots and matching gloves. She doesn't wear her eye patch. Her second costume is somewhat similar to her primary outfit in Super Street Fighter IV, her dudou is white, her trousers are black with pink and white outlines and wears matching black taekwondo ankle wraps on her feet, her hair is loose and she has a pink headband on her forehead.
Super Street Fighter IV's development team was instructed to make a female Korean character in response to many Korean fans who wished for Capcom to add a Korean character in Street Fighter - something already established by SNK and Namco in their respective fighting franchises. According to Capcom senior staff member Yoshinori Ono, the team had planned to include a Korean character since soon after Street Fighter II became popular in Korea but the Korean government had a strict limitation against the Japanese language and culture, preventing them from including such a character. However, other competitors' fighting games (released some time shortly after Street Fighter II), such as SNK's Fatal Fury and Namco's Tekken, have had Korean characters, so it is unclear if this excuse is accurate.
The designers toyed with many different ideas, totaling between 400 and 500 variations of the character's appearance; there were hundreds of concept designs for Juri, including an overweight version and one that used mixed martial arts. Design Director Kamei said regarding Juri: "From the start, we felt like, 'let's make her an evil, sexy character'."
The creators decided to give Juri a strong, unusual personality to make her a character which people will either love or hate. Juri was designed to be a member of S.I.N. in order to associate her with the Street Fighter IV characters; thus, the Feng Shui Engine was created to give her a strong connection with S.I.N. The creators thought about putting the engine in her abdomen (like Seth's Tanden Engine), but as this looked unattractive, they ended up putting it in her eye.
An idea early in development was to have her in a tragic love story, caught up with the wrong people. However, once this was put to Yoshinori Ono, he responded: "No way, that's no good, she can't be a good girl. Surprise everyone and make her a really evil chick." They also chose to make a spider Juri's trademark, explaining the spider-web design on her top and her nickname, Spider. Her behavior and personality are also typically likened to that of a female "spider", as many species are known in particular for eating their mates.
Taekwondo had not been used by any character in the Street Fighter series before, so they decided that it would be a great chance to make Juri a practitioner. Juri's outfit was designed specifically so that her silhouette would look like a traditional Taekwondo outfit, but they gave her bright colors and unique designs to differentiate her from the rest of the cast.
It should also be noted that aspects of Juri's design, such as her hair and chestwear, seem to resemble Jolyne Kujo from the manga series, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. In addition, Juri has a spider motif and cleaves a butterfly in her official artwork; Jolyne has a butterfly motif and her Stand turns her body into threads and webs + she has spiderweb-patterned clothes and Juri even has the same "ora ora ora" battle cry as Jolyne when using Fuharenjin. Coincidentally, in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (a licensed game developed by CyberConnect2 and distribuited by Bandai Namco Entertainment), Jolyne's voice actress, Miyuki Sawashiro voices Cammy. Eri Kitamura, Juri's Japanese voice actress, also voices Yasuho Hirose in the same game.
Juri fights purely for the thrill of the battle; unlike Ryu, who seeks meaning, her drive is more vengeful and ruthless, as she likes inflicting pain on her foes, and can easily lose her temper when she is struck back in retaliation without warning. She displays several traits of a femme fatale, as she makes provocative and suggestive remarks toward her enemies, as well seen in her win quotes; she is also cunning and manipulative, and not above leaving her partners to further her own agenda. At times she appears to be brooding and depressed.
However, despite her vengeful and ruthless behavior, she still has some vague sense of honor; during her mission (in the Super Street Fighter IV OVA), she left a young boy alive despite many civilians being caught in the crossfire. Juri also appears to detest fighting children, and views Evil Ryu to be a far more abhorrent type of ruthlessness, which somewhat contradicts her opinion on other Ansatsuken users.
Juri and Chun-Li have a strong rivalry. Chun-Li has tried to arrest Juri at least twice, including when Juri captures and brutalizes the Dolls, despite originally expressing disdain at having to fight women.
Unlike Chun-Li's hatred for her and all criminals, Juri does not seem to hate Chun-Li as much as she does enjoy toying and mocking her, even suggesting at some point that Chun-Li has a "schoolgirl crush" on her.
In Project X Zone, Chun-Li sees that Juri still has some good in her. After that, Juri would accept the offer to join the other heroes to save the universe.
Juri and Cammy have a mutual contempt for each other. Cammy bears a grudge against Juri for what she did to her "sisters", the Dolls, while Juri claims that Cammy is sinful because of what she did in the past, before she lost her memory.
Juri hates M. Bison with a passion, as his organization was responsible for the murder of her parents and the loss of her left eye, and she constantly plots to destroy him. Conversely, M. Bison regards Juri as he does many of his usurping 'pawns', if not most of his foes in general: a minor nuisance at worst. In spite of this, Juri and Bison are shown about to engage in another fight in M. Bison's ending, after Juri threatens that Bison should be less worried about where her special eye came from, and more about what she is about to do to him with it.
Juri sees Seth as a pawn in her attempt to get revenge for the murder of her parents, despite the perverse joy she displays in working for him and brutally dealing with the enemies of S.I.N.
Juri sees Vega as a "pervert" due to his obsession with beauty. Vega on the other hand appears to feel genuinely attracted to Juri's beauty and psychopatic tendencies, calling her the "personification of evil beauty itself" in his SSFIV win quote against her, thought he dislikes her provocations, saying that she lacks "delicacy".
Early History Edit
In the S.I.N. laboratory, Juri undergoes an operation on her eye. She gains the Feng Shui Engine, which gives her incredible ki, speed and power. It is revealed that Juri was a prominent practitioner of Taekwondo when she was 15. Her father was a lawyer in charge of prosecuting organized crime operations. In this capacity, Shadaloo was his next target, causing her family to be kidnapped by that very organization. During the ordeal, Juri lost her parents, and her left eye was gravely wounded.
After the operation, Juri proceeds to assassinate operatives in a public area which was her first mission to test out the Feng Shui Engine. Even with guns, her enemies stood no chance against her as she took them out one by one by attacking them from behind. Chun-Li, Cammy and Guile were called to the scene to stop her massacre. Chun-Li rushes into the scene to arrest Juri, and arrives just as Juri kills the gunmen using the Ki of her Feng Shui Engine from the inside a building, a woman dies in the attack mistakenly (however, a boy survives). Juri and Chun-Li battle, ending with Juri unleashing her eye's power and knocking out Chun-Li. As her victim lay on the ground, Juri prepares to deal the finishing blow. However, her Feng Shui Engine malfunctioned, forcing her to flee back to the lab.
After fixing it, Seth assigns Juri her next mission: capturing M. Bison's elite female assassins, the Dolls. Juri flies to the base of the Dolls with several S.I.N. employees. She manages to defeat every single assassin in combat, including Juli and Juni. As she carries the two unconscious assassins away to an S.I.N. plane, Cammy and Guile arrive.
They have a heated fight, but Juri comes out on top and manages to incapacitate Guile. She boards her plane and straps Juni and Juli to beds with wheels. As it takes off, Cammy manages to jump and grab onto the open boarding ramp, and confronts Juri for one final time. After an intense conflict, Juri pushes one of the rolling tables (with Juni on it) which collides with Cammy, who both fall off the boarding ramp into mid-air. They survive the fall, though, as there was soft snow to break their fall.
- "I just wanted to pit you two idiots together while I took over."
- —Juri Han, referring to Seth and Bison
During the global tournament hosted by Seth, he sends Juri in to participate; she sees it as a perfect opportunity for some 'fun.' During the tournament, Juri is confronted by Cammy and Chun-Li again; the results of the fights are unknown. Juri then continues to tend to her hidden agenda.
In her ending, she approaches Seth, who was incapacitated as a result of Bison's brutal beating, and taunts him for "being nothing more than Bison's spare body." Before she is to dispose of him, she reveals that she was to serve S. I. N. for as long as it suited her purposes, while she was merely trying to pit Seth and Bison against each other - a task Seth obviously was not up to. Juri then viciously crushes Seth's Tanden Engine by stomping on it, and leaves him for dead.
On October 2015, a datamining of Street Fighter V's PC beta test revealed fighter data and character meshes of Juri, Dhalsim, Ibuki, Alex, Urien, Guile and Balrog. Juri and the rest of the characters (except for Dhalsim who was confirmed earlier as a default fighter) were later confirmed on December 5th, 2015 at the PlayStation Experience.
In her prologue story, Juri faces off Bison in a sadistic manner in an attempt to avenge killing her family and damaging her eye. However, Bison quickly gets behind her, attacks her with Psycho Power and grabs her head, noticing her Feng Shui Engine in her left eye. In the present day, Juri meets up with Helen, who asks her about her newly replaced eye, that Juri had found at an abandoned S.I.N. base, and offers her to join them, when they are interrupted by Balrog, who's looking around for S.I.N. agents. Wanting to test out her new eye, Juri fights him, before Ed intervenes and informs him about their plan in the base where they retreat to. Juri later meets C. Viper, who informs her that the only reason she's not in jail is because she is not the primary threat and warns her about Shadaloo's motives.
Later at the Shadaloo base, looking around for data on Shadaloo, Juri confronts and fights F.A.N.G., who becomes insulted from her remarks on being Bison's second in command. Their fight ends with F.A.N.G using his poison clouds to make Juri retreat. Juri now realizing their motives, secretly calls Helen by phone and finally accepts her offer to take down Shadaloo in a rather sultry manner.
When Rashid and Azam meet Charlie Nash and Helen, Juri arrives and is revealed to be one of Helen's recruits. She challenges the reluctant Rashid to fight and test his skills. Juri overwhelms him and he tells her to stop fighting. Juri threatens to kill him if he won't fight her seriously, at which point Azam steps in to defend Rashid. However, Helen breaks up the conflict and explains the danger of the Black Moons and presents a plan to stop Shadaloo. Juri shows interest in the plan and joins.
In Brazil, When Cammy defends Decapre from police officers, Juri arrives and she rams a policeman with her motorbike. She allows Cammy to take Decapre with her to escape due to finding the situation amusing. Juri later watches with amusement as Cammy and Decapre (who is under the influence of the Psycho Power) fight before Cammy knocks Decapre out. When Vega arrives and defeats Cammy, Juri intervenes, calls Vega a pervert and mocks him. She fights him off and Vega decides to leave temporarily.
During the final assault on Shadaloo, Juri and Decapre arrive to take on Shadaloo's soldiers. Decapre saves Cammy from Vega's claw. They team up to fight the other Dolls, who are still under the influence of the Psycho Power, which is controlled by F.A.N.G.
Other Prologue AppearancesEdit
Juri appears at the end of Cammy's prologue story. She is shown to be listening in on a conversation between Cammy and Juni, as Cammy swears to free the other dolls no matter the cost. Juri then comments on how "things are getting interesting". In Guile's prologue story, Juri is spotted by Guile and Abel at the abandoned S.I.N. Laboratory, taunting them and stating that they should see what Shadaloo is up to before leaving.
Juri is a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken.
In the fifth CG trailer, she is seen defeating Ling Xiaoyu during Bison's raid on Mishima Zaibatsu. Juri kicks Xiaoyu into Jin Kazama's office, where Jin is fighting off Bison. Seeing Xiaoyu being beaten down causes Jin to give in to the power of the Devil Gene, and he quickly grabs Juri by her head, but hesitates to finish her off as he is trying to regain control of his body. Juri takes the opportunity to activate her Feng Shui Engine and kick Jin away, and Bison intervenes and strikes Jin down, using his trademark Psycho Crusher to finish him off. However, Jin is finally transformed by his Devil Gene as both stare at him, intimidated by his power.
Juri and Bison's ending is similar to that of fellow Shadaloo members Vega and Balrog. Bison begins harnessing Pandora and plans to take over the world. While he is seemingly distracted, Juri attempts to strike him down. Bison easily avoids her attack by teleporting above her, and tells her that he knew all along what she was up to, mocking her predictability. As the tension mounts, the power of Pandora awakens within them and the two begin charging at each other. The screen then fades to black. After defeating M. Bison, she falls under the evil influence of Pandora, and goes to fight in many tournaments around the world against other fighters, eventually getting the attention of many tournament hosts around the world to want her to fight for them.
In Namco's crossover RPG for the 3DS, Juri appears along with Seth, Alisa Boscovonitch and Dural as a rival unit, and later switches to the hero side to become a solo unit along with Heihachi Mishima and Alisa after Seth planned to use her Feng Shui Engine for his plans of world conquest.
Juri also returns in the sequel, once again as a rival unit, this time apparently working for M. Bison. While it is not known whether or not working for Bison was her choice, she remains allied with Bison throughout the story, and thus never fights alongside the party.
Juri appears in UDON's Super Street Fighter: New Generations comics. As a teenager, she is not yet a capable Taekwando fighter and is being trained by her instructor during a sparing match. Her parents are present during her defeat and she is lectured by her mother for not showing much improvement. Her father is called by fellow prosecutors relating to the prosecution of Shadaloo and M. Bison. Juri had dinner with her parents where she learns of her father plans to prosecute members of Shadaloo, he tells her that this job is important and it is his duty to convict these criminals just as it is her duty not to let down the Han family.
Juri feels pressured by her parents expectation of her during their dinner, she travels with her parents to see her father off at the airport; however, their car is suddenly attacked by Shadaloo at the request of Bison himself. A stray round caught Juri in the left eye and left her comatose for a month. Upon awakening, she found out that her mother was murdered by Shadaloo and her father was taken and ransomed by Bison, and later was murdered by him live on camera after his ransom was not paid by the South Korean government.
Five months after the assassination of her family, Juri fell into a deep depression and developed an immense hatred for Bison. While planning her revenge, she tells her master to teach her everything he knows. Her prowess in later years would catch the interest of Seth and S.I.N.
During a mission for Seth, she brings back a necklace related to a company that has been hidden throughout the world for years, and a case; Seth tells her that the necklace belongs to the Secret Society. As he opens the case, he finds out that the Society has been following him by using a tracking device inside the case, and Bison and other members of the Society have come to reclaim what is rightfully theirs.
When Seth was defeated, Juri was told that the Society's ruler wants her to join them. Seeing this as the perfect time to achieve her revenge against Bison, she agrees to his side of working for the Society in hopes of taking Bison out at the right time.
As Guile, Alex, and Dan are out to stop the Society, Guile is fighting against Bison in hopes of bringing him to justice. Juri attacked Bison as well, with various combo attacks. Before she deals the fatal final blow, Bison's appearance changes into Twelve. He begins to attack her as his hands turn into claws. After the battle, Bison flees. As he escapes, Juri goes after him, and at some point, she is visited by C. Viper, who wished to recruit her. In response, Juri told her that she is done with working for S.I.N., Shadaloo, the Secret Society or any other organization that has taken a notice to her power. C. Viper told her that her revenge to restore the Han family is still possible. Juri then decided to listen to her.
Gameplay and fighting styleEdit
Like most practitioners of Tae Kwon Do in fighting games (e.g. Kim Kaphwan from Fatal Fury/The King of Fighters and Hwoarang from Tekken), Juri is an offensive-oriented, general rushdown character whose moveset mostly focuses on various kicks; she is a very flashy fighter who likes to toy with her opponent, and is used best in bursts of aggression or playing footsies.
Juri "roughs up" many traditional Tae Kwon Do moves by putting her own sadistic spin on them, as well as throwing in a few of her own moves. She is designed to be a hectic character with fast attacks that keep her opponents off guard; as such, she is weak defensively, and many of her moves can leave her open if blocked. She was created to be a very hard character to learn, yet very rewarding once fully mastered.
Juri has a short-range projectile that she can choose to charge in a method similar to Balrog's Turn Punch or El Fuerte's Quesadilla Bomb. If she chooses to charge it, she does a high kick that leaves a trail of energy which will hit very close opponents or cancel out approaching projectiles if timed correctly. Juri can then unleash her fireball/projectile at any time after that by releasing the button, either immediately or much later in the match. She also possesses an aerial dive kick that moves at several ranges depending on the kick button pressed, and can be followed up with more kicks, unlike most dive kicks.
Her most notable technique is her pinwheel kick, which moves her forward as she does a wheel kick similar to Guile's Flash Kick and Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick. Juri also has a counter move known as Kasatushi, in which she taunts her enemy into hitting her, and if the opponent strikes, Juri will either move backwards, jump into the air (and optionally react with an air attack), or dart behind her opponent..
Juri's Super Combo, Fuharenjin, has her unleash a flurry of fireballs that juggles the opponent, ending with a fireball that hits the opponent in the air diagonally. Her first Ultra Combo is Feng Shui Engine, which is a time-based move that allows her to chain together combos with her normal moves that ordinarily wouldn't combo together via the power of Juri's eponymous eye. Her second Ultra Combo is Kaisen Dankairaku (chosen more often due to its easier use and direct damage), where Juri kicks the opponent, follows up with a multi-hit helicopter kick, and then kicks her opponent to the ground. Using the Feng Shui Engine's power, she gets to the ground before they land, "catches" them with one last kick, and then slams her opponent to the ground.
- Her Shikusen has follow up moves called "Second Impact" and "Third Strike", a reference to the Street Fighter III sub series.
- Her name written in Hanja contains the Chinese character for spider (蛛).
- Yoshinori Ono commented that Capcom faced some criticism over Juri's appearance. Fan reaction to Juri in South Korea, her home country, has been less than positive. Critics claim, among other complaints, that Juri looks too much like Chun-Li and shares similar moves.
- Juri shares the same birthday (New Year's Day) as Mai Shiranui from the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series and Batsu Ichimonji from the Rival Schools series.
- Juri's seductive personality and the fact that she behaves like a female spider is based on the Jorogumo mythlogy of a demon female spider who seduces her victims into holding a spider egg for her before she devours her victims.
See also: Juri/Quotes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 http://www.capcom.co.jp/sf4/juri.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 http://www.capcom.co.jp/sfv/chara_juri.html
- ↑ Street Fighter V
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Street Fighter V Stat Card
- ↑ http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt1655609/fullcredits#cast
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjbxkKuIuM8
- ↑ http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/supersf4/news.html?sid=6253476&mode=previews
- ↑ http://www.capcom-unity.com/jigsaw/blog/2009/11/05/super_street_fighter_iv_development_blog_no5
- ↑ http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2009/nov/05/latest-japanese-developer-blog-translated-jigsaw/
- ↑ http://www.capcom.co.jp/blog/sf4/development_blog/2009/11/04_366.html
- ↑ http://www.capcom.co.jp/blog/sf4/development_blog/2009/10/27_354.html
- ↑ http://wccftech.com/street-fighter-pc-beta-file-analysis-revealed-unconfirmed-characters/
- ↑ http://hadoken.net/sfv-audio-leak/
- ↑ Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Juri
- ↑ http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2009/oct/28/japanese-ssf4-developers-discuss-juri/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/Yoshi_OnoChin/status/222111125179875329
- ↑ http://www.siliconera.com/2009/10/01/capcom-bumps-up-juris-bust/
|Street Fighter IV Characters|
|Original|| Abel · Akuma · Balrog · Blanka · Chun-Li · C. Viper · Dhalsim · E. Honda · El Fuerte|
Guile · Ken · M. Bison · Rufus · Ryu · Sagat · Vega · Zangief
|Console||Cammy · Dan · Fei Long · Gen · Gouken · Rose · Seth · Sakura|
|Super||Adon · Cody · Dee Jay · Dudley · Guy · Hakan · Ibuki · Juri · Makoto · T. Hawk|
|Arcade Edition||Evil Ryu · Oni · Yang · Yun|
|Ultra||Decapre · Elena · Hugo · Poison · Rolento|
|CPU Only||Shin Akuma|
|Street Fighter X Tekken Characters|
|Core Roster|| Abel · Akuma · Balrog · Cammy · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · Guile · Hugo · Ibuki · Juri|
Ken · M. Bison · Poison · Rufus · Rolento · Ryu · Sagat · Vega · Zangief
|Downloadable||Blanka · Cody · Dudley · Elena · Guy · Sakura|
|Street Fighter V Characters|
|Core Roster|| Birdie · Cammy · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · F.A.N.G · Karin · Ken · Laura|
M. Bison · Nash · Necalli · R. Mika · Rashid · Ryu · Vega · Zangief
|Season 1||Alex · Balrog · Guile · Ibuki · Juri · Urien|
|CPU Only|| März · Aprile · Santamu · Decapre · Satsuki · Février · Enero · Juli|
AS-D · AS-M · AS-V · AS-R · Peter