Author Topic: Akuma=Zodd?  (Read 5255 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline guyver5

  • Of the World
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • What are you fighting for?
Akuma=Zodd?
« on: September 14, 2002, 02:48:50 PM »
Hey, everyone

Someone on this board has Akuma for his picture, and I was struck at how similar he looks to Zodd.  Also, they both are looking for the ultimate fight.  

So, was one based on the other?  Or are they both based on some mythical Japanese warrior God?  

Better to fight and die than to never have fought before.

Offline Oltobaz

  • Of the Nexus
  • ***
  • Posts: 524
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Cancer no Deathmask
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2002, 11:54:59 PM »
It's always been pretty clear to me they designed Gouki after Zoddo
but hell,I have no proof of that...But they're definitely the same kind
of character,in many ways.
http://herossuper.monsite.wanadoo.fr
All that doesn't kill me makes me stronger.
A dream,to some.A nightmare to others!!!
What is a man?!A miserable pile of little secrets.But enough talk!Have at you!!

Offline The13thScroll

  • Of the Interstice
  • **
  • Posts: 56
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2002, 06:31:38 PM »
Zodd and Akuma look like they could be long lost brothers almost.The character of Zodd existed before Akuma was introduced in the Street Fighter series, thats all I know. However I have no idea if Zodd and or Akuma are based off of Japanese mythology.
Rain... Stop
Pain... Gone
Sun... Shine
You're... Mine
-The Dillinger Escape Plan

Offline trapped_soul

  • Griffith fanboy
  • Of the Vortex
  • ****
  • Posts: 1123
  • Karma: 1
  • Gender: Male
  • "This is it. It's over."
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2002, 09:17:30 PM »
well, in my opinion akuma looks a lot more humanoid than Zodd does.

but yet i agree, they are similar in some way... but it doesn't appear to me that their character was inspired by the same mythological figure.

Offline Oltobaz

  • Of the Nexus
  • ***
  • Posts: 524
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Cancer no Deathmask
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2002, 12:51:06 AM »
well, in my opinion akuma looks a lot more humanoid than Zodd does.

but yet i agree, they are similar in some way... but it doesn't appear to me that their character was inspired by the same mythological figure.


Could you be more precise?
http://herossuper.monsite.wanadoo.fr
All that doesn't kill me makes me stronger.
A dream,to some.A nightmare to others!!!
What is a man?!A miserable pile of little secrets.But enough talk!Have at you!!

Offline trapped_soul

  • Griffith fanboy
  • Of the Vortex
  • ****
  • Posts: 1123
  • Karma: 1
  • Gender: Male
  • "This is it. It's over."
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2002, 03:39:03 PM »
Could you be more precise?

perhaps i can, if you tell me what wasn't precise enough for you.

Offline Oltobaz

  • Of the Nexus
  • ***
  • Posts: 524
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Cancer no Deathmask
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2002, 02:34:52 AM »
well, in my opinion akuma looks a lot more humanoid than Zodd does.

but yet i agree, they are similar in some way... but it doesn't appear to me that their character was inspired by the same mythological figure.


Could you be more precise?
I meant to ask which figures you had in mind.I suppose you associate Zodd to the minotaur,but does your post mean you actually have another figure in mind for Gouki,
and if so,which one?
http://herossuper.monsite.wanadoo.fr
All that doesn't kill me makes me stronger.
A dream,to some.A nightmare to others!!!
What is a man?!A miserable pile of little secrets.But enough talk!Have at you!!

Offline Gael

  • Of the World
  • *
  • Posts: 36
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Angry? i thought this is how every one smiles?
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2002, 03:28:32 AM »
Hey, everyone

Someone on this board has Akuma for his picture, and I was struck at how similar he looks to Zodd.  Also, they both are looking for the ultimate fight.  

So, was one based on the other?  Or are they both based on some mythical Japanese warrior God?  

The Akuma, or Gouki, was a fighting spirit of evil, kinda like zodo eh?
-Gael

Offline trapped_soul

  • Griffith fanboy
  • Of the Vortex
  • ****
  • Posts: 1123
  • Karma: 1
  • Gender: Male
  • "This is it. It's over."
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2002, 03:52:47 PM »
Quote
Could you be more precise?
I meant to ask which figures you had in mind.I suppose you associate Zodd to the minotaur,but does your post mean you actually have another figure in mind for Gouki,
and if so,which one?
i don't think of any figure in particular. i am pretty sure miura was inspired by the minotaur and used it for zoddo. as for akuma i have no idea, but as i said it's definitely not likely he was inspired by the same figure, since akuma looks much more human than zoddo does.

Offline Walter

  • 賢者
  • Administrator
  • Of the Abyss
  • *****
  • Posts: 15856
  • Karma: 463
  • Gender: Male
  • Chapter ≠ Episode
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2002, 04:26:14 PM »
I see a large number of animals in Zodd's character design. A bear, a tiger, a bat, a bull... He's just an all around monster.
:femto: :slan: :ubik:

Offline Maximus

  • Of the Nexus
  • ***
  • Posts: 821
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Es ist einsam im Nebel zu wandern...
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2002, 04:44:18 PM »
I see a large number of animals in Zodd's character design. A bear, a tiger, a bat, a bull... He's just an all around monster.
i wonder what his weakness is if he has one!? :-\
"Don't be afraid of the dark"

Offline trapped_soul

  • Griffith fanboy
  • Of the Vortex
  • ****
  • Posts: 1123
  • Karma: 1
  • Gender: Male
  • "This is it. It's over."
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2002, 05:22:49 PM »
i wonder what his weakness is if he has one!? :-\
he has no apparent weakness. yet he can be defeated by someone who is even stronger than he is.

Offline Wereallmad

  • Of the Nexus
  • ***
  • Posts: 641
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • I love YaBB 1 Gold!
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2002, 08:58:48 PM »
I see a large number of animals in Zodd's character design. A bear, a tiger, a bat, a bull... He's just an all around monster.


Dude, he's like the world's first power ranger.

Offline DemonEyesKyo

  • Of the World
  • *
  • Posts: 25
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Put your glasses on, nothing will be wrong........
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2002, 06:49:01 PM »
I agree akuma looks incredibly like zodd. And it would not surprise me that the folks at capcom went along with zodds look. But i think there has to be a mythological character in japanese history to base these characters looks off of.

god bless you Puck.........

Offline kimchan

  • Berserk Lovin' Gal
  • Of the Vortex
  • ****
  • Posts: 1087
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • "Should I be overcome by the vapors?
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2002, 10:43:20 PM »
Maybe they just wanted something that looks monstrous and scary.   ;)
Puck: He's my villa, Isidro.  And *he's* my main house, Guts.

Offline Woland

  • Of the Interstice
  • **
  • Posts: 372
  • Karma: 1
  • Gender: Male
  • STOP UNDRESSING ME WITH YOUR EYES!
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2002, 03:03:35 AM »
Hey, everyone

Someone on this board has Akuma for his picture, and I was struck at how similar he looks to Zodd.  Also, they both are looking for the ultimate fight.  

So, was one based on the other?  Or are they both based on some mythical Japanese warrior God?  

The Akuma, or Gouki, was a fighting spirit of evil, kinda like zodo eh?

I would like to point out that in the Japanese Street Fighters, Gouki is still human, he has just forsaken everything for the fight.  He's not outright evil, he is just without compassion, but he doesn't possess malice either.

Hmm, sounds quite like Zodd.
*Place deeply meaningful thoughts here*
Wait, on second thought, don't, It might ruin my reputation.

Drachenfels

  • Guest
Re:Akuma=Zodd?
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2002, 07:03:16 PM »
They both look like cavemen.