Unknown VS Super Unknown
Q arm wrestling with the obscure fighter known as Zubaz or The Baz (the unlucky dude on the left), in this rendition by the legendary @kandoken (*Factoid: this is one of his artworks I love most, because of the thick, solid appearance of both characters, the smooth layers of colors on them and the funny contrast between the desperate effort on Baz' face and the impassible Q's mask.... Masterpiece) .
For those who don't know him, Zubaz was one of the rejected concept arts for the new opponents in Street Fighter II (>>>SWIPE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL 1991 SKETCH). Little we know, he was intended to be a sort of Thor clone, a god (maybe) wielding the power of thunders - a power he could even unleash and expand through his weapon, not really a Mjolnir of course, just a simple whip. He had a mask having the typical 80s pattern of post glam rockers' makeup (in the same fashion of Abigail) or wrestlers like Ultimate Warrior, God only knows why.
He was left on a dusty shelf until his luck suddenly changed a few years ago, becoming - mysteries of the internet - a kind of recurring mascotte/meme for some YouTube channels. He was even respawned as a secret boss for games like Shovel Knights - we must assume Capcom dropped any copyright on him.
This unexpected success though granted him a sort of a farcical aura more than the purely badass attitude he was meant to have - that's probably why Kandoken drew him in such a hard time with a mere arm wrestling match against Q.
If you ask me, Street Fighter's roster has lately opened so much to so many folkloric characters that Zubaz' homecoming wouldn't definitely be seen as a weird/bad/misplaced add on. We already got (demi)gods, elec users and jerks in good proportion... the arrival of someone who sums them all up can't surely ruin the atmosphere.
I guess Capcom should think about it and bring back this forgotten prodigal son to the streets he belongs to.
It's time for Baz to step into the arena... in a more serious way.
#zubaz#thebaz#q#streetfighterii #1991 #capcom#rejectedconcept#rejectedcharacter#god#thunder#whip#mask#armwrestling#artwork#sketch#kandoken#mascotte#meme#bringhimback
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T for Talespin! Back when Disney actually had original ideas instead of buying everyone else’s 🙄 anyone watch this show? How about play either of these games? 🎵Friends for life through thick and thin
With another tale to spin!🎶