Taking a break from not sharing details on Street Fighter IV, producer Yohinori Ono gave fans the final word on the gender of Final Fight’s vixen, Poison. When Final Fight got ported to home consoles, hair band-clad hottie Poison was altered with a tweaked outfit, voice, and became a transgendered male. Ever since, fans have apparently bickered over what his/her official sex is.
So officially, we have two stories. In Japan, Poison is a pre-op transgendered male. In North America, Poison’s post-op. Either way, buddies are going to be razzing each other for getting turned on by a dude. A sad day for fanboys worldwide.
If you ask me, though, I’m a purist. I consider only the original material to be truly canon. Since in the original arcade game of Final Fight, Poison was a female, then a female she’s remained in my eyes…and pants. And with Capcom being intentionally ambiguous with Poison’s gender over the past 20 years, I can’t say that I can be proved wrong. Though, even if Ono’s right…I’d probably still hit it.