"Float like a moth, sting like a hornet." - Fei Long
Fei Long (フェイロン) is a character in the Street Fighter series.
Character Basis Edit
Fei Long is a tribute to the Kung Fu movie legend Bruce Lee. Not only do the two look alike and come from the same city, Fei Long also lets out similar battle cries to Lee, and is just as furious and fast. Also, Fei Long is Mandarin for "flying dragon", as well as a type of kick. Bruce Lee's Chinese screen name was 李 小龍 (Li Xiao-Long) or "little dragon." He was one of the early Bruce Lee look-alike characters in fighting games, after Kim Dragon from World Heroes and Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat, but predating Marshall Law and his son Forrest Law from the Tekken series, Li Long and Maxi from the Soul series, and Jann Lee from the Dead or Alive series.
Fei Long is serious most of the time. He is also shown to be calm at times. The best example of this is in his rival fight against Abel, where he is shown to be in a normal mood at first but all of a sudden loses his temper just as the frenchmen repeatedly asks him for a fight. There are also times when Fei Long is shown to be a little cocky. This can be seen by many of his personal actions and also win quotes against certain characters. He is full of fighting spirit as shown in a lot of his win quotes and takes great pride in his fighting style which he seeks to honor it in all ways possible. He also despises all that is evil. Character Basis Fei Long is a tribute to the Kung Fu movie legend Bruce Lee. Not only do the two look alike and come from the same city, Fei Long also lets out similar battle cries to Lee, and is just as furious and fast. Also, Fei Long is Mandarin for "flying dragon", as well as a type of kick. Bruce Lee's Chinese screen name was 李 小龍 (Li Xiao-Long) or "little dragon." He was one of the early Bruce Lee look-alike characters in fighting games, after Kim Dragon from World Heroes and Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat, but predating Marshall Law and his son Forrest Law from the Tekken series, Li Long and Maxi from the Soul series, and Jann Lee from the Dead or Alive series.
A youthful and talented man from Hong Kong, Fei Long developed his own form of Kung Fu and fought on the streets to sharpen his skills until he caught the eye of a movie director, who got him into the movie business.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Edit
Engaging in street fights in search of inspiration, Fei Long attracts the attention of the criminal organization Shadaloo, which tries to recruit him by force, sending Balrog and Vega after him. After the destruction of the Psycho Drive, a film based on these events is put into production with Fei Long as the star, catapulting him into the big time and making him an international sensation.
Super Street Fighter II Edit
He makes a string of action movies until he participates in the second World Warrior tournament. During the tournament, he realizes that he prefers the real thing to the staged, choreographed fight scenes in his movies, and gives up his career to disappear into the streets. Despite this, he soon returns to the world of cinema.
Super Street Fighter IV Edit
Fei Long returns to the world tournament stage, after Shadaloo agents are suspected of attacking stage hands and co-stars in the movie he is working on. It transpires that the plot of the movie bears a dangerous resemblance to S.I.N. operations, which is what attracted their attention to the movie's cast and crew. When Fei-Long demands answers from Seth (or one of his copies), Seth replies that "Sometimes the media can get too close to the truth". However the conversation is interrupted when a kunai (a ninja throwing dagger) strikes Seth in the neck, killing him. Fei-Long leaves the S.I.N building without answers. Presumably the film is completed after the defeat of Seth. When Fei Long returns to the set, however, he is confronted by a man named Abel. Abel, having heard that Fei Long plans to investigate further into S.I.N. and Shadaloo, wants to help but also to warn Fei Long of the danger. When Fei Long replies that it's "not a problem", Abel is satisfied, having had a feeling he would say that. He then asks "Where do I begin?"
Other Media Edit
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie Edit
Fei Long makes an appearance in this movie. He faces Ryu in a fierce battle. At first he appears to be getting the upper hand but then Ryu begins to retaliate. This gets Fei Long angry and leads to him hitting Ryu with the Shienkyaku knocking Ryu down. Ryu then quickly manages to get back on his feet and hits Fei Long with the Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, thus knocking Fei Long out. Afterwards, Fei Long is shown with a cast on his arm, walking with Ryu. The two appear to of formed a quiet friendship. Fei Long tells Ryu about Sagat joining Shadaloo after witnessing defeat to him. Fei Long then says good bye to Ryu and the two warriors walk their own paths.
Street Fighter II V Edit
One of Dorai's best students, he is now an up-and-coming martial arts movie star whose insistence on "making the fight real" rapidly becomes detrimental to production, due mainly to damaged props and public property as well as injuries to the stunt doubles. Ken Masters briefly volunteers to be his opposite in a fight scene while touring Hong Kong with Ryu and Chun-Li, but the destruction caused by the fight forced the director to halt the filming and cut the scene completely. Later, upon learning of his Master's supposed "death", he become distraught with grief and seeks to avenge him. While visiting the hospital where Dorai was taken, the Chief of Interpol informs Fei-Long of the charade. Later still, Fei-Long with the assistance of Cammy, after a brief fight with her in Dorai's hospital quarters, identifies Balrog as the Shadowlaw operative who ordered the hit on Dorai.
Fei-Long has two special techniques in his debut appearance in Super Street Fighter II. The Rekkaken (烈火拳, Rekkaken? "Blazing Flame Fist") is a series of rushing punches towards his enemy. When the player inputs the Rekkaken command while Fei-Long is already performing the technique, he will follow it with another Rekkaken. He can perform up to three in a row, the third ending in a different cry and a cooldown that plays off of Bruce Lee's notable finale of tensing himself after the final blow. The Shienkyaku (熾炎脚, Shienkyaku? "Flame Igniting Kick"), his other special technique in Super, is a jumping flame kick. This technique is also referred as the Rising Dragon Kick, due to its similarity with Ryu and Ken's Shoryuken (Rising Dragon Punch) and its similar input command. He gains an additional special technique and his first Super Combo 'Shienrenkyaku (熾炎連脚, Shienrenkyaku? "Flame Ignited Linked Kick") in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The Rekkukyaku (裂空脚, Rekkukyaku? "Air Tearing Kick) is a technique in which Fei-Long jumps towards the opponent with a spread kick. His Super Combo is the Rekkashinken (烈火真拳, Rekkashinken? "Blazing Flame True Fist"), a more powerful version of the Rekkakens.
In Street Fighter Alpha 3, he has all of his techniques from Super Turbo and two new Super Combos in A-ism mode. There is a more poweful version of the Shienkyaku. The Ryuhassai (龍八砕, Ryuhassai? "Eight Dragon Smash") is a Lv.3-only Super Combo in which he punches an opponent and then uppercuts them into the air, followed by a jump kick. If the move connects at maximum distance, then it becomes the Ryu Shin Hassai and does much more damage.
In Street Fighter 4, Fei Long retains his old Rekkaken punches and Shienkyaku whilst gaining new moves such as Rekkukyaku and Tenshin. The Rekkukyaku involves Fei Long performing a flying kick which he then branches into a front flip kick. The Tenshin is a grab in which Fei Long hooks his leg to the opponents and flips over them. This move allows him to catch the opponent off guard and set up certain combos. He retains his Super Street Fighter 2 Super Combo, the Rekkashinken and gains a new Ultra combo called the Rekkashingeki. It starts with Fei Long doing a couple of Rekkakens which eventually lead to a devastating punch to the opponents mid-section. After that, Fei Long procedes on to deliver a series of fury punches leading to a powerful uppercut which launches the opponent in the air and finishes them off by following up with a ferocious flaming flying kick.
In Super Street Fighter 4, Fei Long has a new Ultra Combo which is a counter move called the Gekirinken. It starts with Fei Long countering his opponents attack by delivering a hard jump kick to the back of their leg, temporarily stunning it followed by a barrage of fast and deadly punches which he performs whilst standing side ways. He then switches sides, places his fist on the opponents chest and finishes them of with the One Inch Punch.
The Seattle Times described Fei-Long as "the deadliest" of the new characters introduced in Super Street Fighter II. IGN ranked Fei-Long at number nineteen in their "Top 25 Street Fighter Characters" article, stating "If there's any martial arts star who deserves a videogame homage, though, Bruce Lee is probably the one. Fei Long helped begin a long...string of characters inspired by the kung fu icon Bruce Lee".