Juri, as she appears in Street Fighter X Tekken.
|Birthdate||January 1st |
|Height||5' 5" (165 cm)|
|Weight||101 lbs. (46 kg)|
|Likes||Spicy food, spiders, strong fighters|
|Dislikes||Rules, tedious people, Shadaloo, M. Bison|
|Rival(s)||Chun-Li, Cammy, M. Bison|
|Hobbies||She never forgets her way (photographic memory)|
|Moveset||Fuhajin, Shikusen, Senpusha, Kasatushi, Fuharenjin, Kaisen Dankairaku|
|First game||Super Street Fighter IV|
|English voice actor(s)||Jessica Straus|
|Japanese voice actor(s)||Eri Kitamura|
- "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, Street Fighter IV
Juri Han (Japanese: ハン・ジュリ / Korean: 한주리/ 韓蛛俐) is a character in the Street Fighter series. She made 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 somewhat mean and nasty member of S.I.N.
The character was created by request of 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. Juri is the first South Korean character and the first Taekwondo user in the Street Fighter series, as well as the first true villainess.
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 bare feet.
Juri fights purely for the thrill of the battle; unlike Ryu, who seeks meaning, her drive is more vengeful, as she likes inflicting pain on her foes. She has some femme fatale elements, as she makes provocative and suggestive remarks toward her enemies; as well seen in her win quotes, she also betrays her work partners for her own plans. She possesses a strong, sensual figure, but is a cunning and somewhat sadistic fighter with an urge to cause destruction to her most hated enemies.
Juri is a cold, calculating person, callous to her foes at times, and treats her allies as pawns if needed. This behavior is typically likened to that of a female "spider", as partially indicated by her costume. Despite this, she will give her opponents a chance to flee or leave, and only fights when she has to, meaning that she has a small sense of honor; during her mission (which took place during the events of Super Street Fighter IV), she left a young boy alive.
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 "schoolgirl crush" on her.
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. Juri retorts by saying Cammy is sinful because of what she did in the past, before she lost her memory. Juri also tried to murder Cammy (as well as Juni) by throwing them off her plane, but did not expect them to survive and their fall to be broken by the soft snow.
Juri hates M. Bison because his organization murdered her parents and caused her to lose her left eye, and plots to destroy him.
Juri sees Seth as a pawn in her attempt to get revenge for murder of her parents, despite the perverse joy she displays in working for him and brutally dealing with the enemies of S.I.N. However, after Seth soundly loses to Bison, Juri appears, stomps on his Tanden Engine and leaves him for dead.
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, Shadoloo 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 prepared 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 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 was carrying 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.
Super Street Fighter IV
- "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.
Juri is a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken. She forms a shaky alliance with her arch nemesis, M. Bison, in order to discover the secrets of Pandora. They both serve as the penultimate boss for Tekken-led tag teams.
In the fifth CG trailer, she is seen defeating Ling Xiaoyu during what seems to be 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 transfromed 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.
In Namco's crossover RPG for the 3DS, Juri appears along with Seth, Alisa Boscovonitch and Dural as a rival unit, and later switches sides to become a solo unit.
Juri is an offensively oriented rushdown character, like most characters that use Tae Kwon Do in fighting games (e.g. Kim Kaphwan from The King of Fighters and Hwoarang from Tekken). She uses a few punches, but mostly uses kicks. Juri is a very flashy fighter who likes to toy with her opponent, and is used best in bursts of aggression.
Juri has a projectile technique 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 at any time after that by releasing the button, either immediately or much later in the match.
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 possesses an aerial dive kick that moves at several ranges depending on the kick button pressed following the air motion, and can be followed up with more kicks.
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.
Concept and creation
Super Street Fighter IV's development team was instructed to make a female, Korean character. The designers toyed with many different ideas, totaling between 400 and 500 variations of the character's appearance. 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 made to be a member of the Shadaloo Intimidation Network 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 senior staff member Ono, he responded with: "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, thus the spider-web design on her top and her nickname, Spider.
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. Juri shows off traditional Taekwondo moves, however she "roughs it up" by putting her own spin on them, as well as throwing in a few of her own moves. She was designed to be a hectic character with fast attacks that keep her opponents off guard, her weakness being her defense, somewhat placing her as a rushdown character with little defensive options or a "glass cannon"(having strong offense or attack while paired with low health), or both. The way she executes her moves were made to give them a sadistic feeling. She was created to be a very hard character to learn, but once mastered, a very rewarding character.
- Juri is the first Korean character created by Capcom.
- There were hundreds of concept designs for Juri, including an overweight version and one that used mixed martial arts.
- Her Shikusen has follow up moves called "Second Impact" and "Third Strike", a reference to the Street Fighter III sub series.
- 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.
- Aspects of Juri's design, such as her hair and chestwear, seem to resemble Jolyne Kujo from the manga series, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
VideosSuper Street Fighter IV OST Theme of Juri(03:14)
783 viewsJuri, Chun-Li and Cammy Super Street Fighter 4 trailer(01:18)
915 viewsSuper Street Fighter IV Juri Anime Trailer English Dub(02:43)
- See also: Juri/Quotes
- ↑ http://www.capcom.co.jp/sf4/juri.html
- ↑ http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt1655609/fullcredits#cast
- ↑ 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://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|
|Abel – Adon – Akuma – Balrog – Blanka – Cammy – Chun-Li – Cody – C. Viper – Dan – Dee Jay – Dhalsim – Dudley – E. Honda – Elena – El Fuerte – Evil Ryu – Fei Long – Gen – Gouken – Guile – Guy – Hakan – Hugo – Ibuki – Juri – Ken – M. Bison – Makoto – Oni – Poison – Rolento – Rose – Rufus – Ryu – Sagat – Sakura – Seth – T. Hawk – Vega – Yang – Yun – Zangief|
|Street Fighter X Tekken Characters|
|Abel - Akuma - Balrog – Blanka – Cammy – Chun-Li – Cody - Dhalsim - Dudley – Elena – Guile – Guy - Hugo - Ibuki - Juri - Ken – M. Bison - Poison - Rolento – Rufus – Ryu – Sagat – Sakura - Vega - Zangief|