Street Fighter 5's new Brazilian fighter is Laura, not Blanka

Capcom has teased the inclusion of a Brazilian fighter in Street Fighter 5, and today, we're learning she's a completely new character, although she shares some similarities to Blanka.

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Capcom has teased an upcoming Brazilian fighter would be added to its roster, hinting heavily it would be Blanka. It appears hinting at Blanka might have been to throw us off track as Laura, an all-new female character from Brazil, has been leaked.

In the images leaked by Famitsu, we can see Laura performing a number of grappling moves on Ryu that gives an indication that she is well versed in the ways of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Laura appears to share some similarities with fellow Brazilian fighter Blanka. In some of the leaked images released today, we can see some electricity is damaging Ryu in a number of ways, including grapples and what looks like a projectile.

With today’s leak, we can’t imagine Capcom keeping quiet about Laura’s inclusion in Street Fighter 5 for too long. Expect to hear more about her during next week's Brasil Game Show.

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    October 2, 2015 6:34 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Street Fighter 5's new Brazilian fighter is Laura, not Blanka

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      October 2, 2015 6:38 AM

      I for one welcome our new Brazilian fighter

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      October 2, 2015 6:39 AM

      #VaVaVoom

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      October 2, 2015 6:49 AM

      The boobs in this game are redonculous.

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        October 2, 2015 6:50 AM

        It's like japan don't give a fuck!

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          October 2, 2015 7:22 AM

          They are approaching Dead or Alive levels of Japan Creep™

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            October 2, 2015 8:20 AM

            Mind you, all the dudes in Street fighter, are muscled to a totally unrealistic degree as well. The whole series is about overboard, cartoonish depictions or males and females.

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              October 2, 2015 8:22 AM

              or of
              and minus one unnecessary comma.

            • Zek
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              October 2, 2015 12:26 PM

              Yes but fighters having crazy muscles makes sense in the context of the game. Hourglass figures and revealing costumes, not so much.

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                October 2, 2015 1:04 PM

                She seems to be a BJJ fighter, so it would have been cool if she had a sort of feminine Abel build. Oh well.

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                October 2, 2015 1:19 PM

                Fighters in real life are not generally muscled like body builders. These games have always presented an exaggerated version of real life.

                That said, I don't really get why they're going in the giant boob, cleavage direction. Some of their most iconic female characters lacked that trait and were probably better for it.

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      October 2, 2015 7:18 AM

      Moar bewbz

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      October 2, 2015 8:01 AM

      One of us! One of us! : Soul Calibur + Dead or Alive

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      October 2, 2015 8:25 AM

      I like that one image had a huge lightning bolt. Blanka's wife has had enough and is here to bring him home.

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      October 2, 2015 11:58 AM

      I feel bad for Ono. He was going to have a lot of fun stringing people along into thinking it was Blanka.

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      October 3, 2015 5:02 AM

      Found my new main!