Overthinking Fiction: Guile’s Stage

I don’t really remember the circumstances, but I remember staring at a screen capture of Street Fighter II, of Ryu fighting Guile in Guile’s stage.  And I began to think, how did Ryu manage to get onto a United States Air Force base in the first place?

Not to mention that his declared business on base would have to have been something like “I’m here to have a street fight Colonel/Commander/whatever Guile.”  Yeah, I’m sure the soldiers at the gate would hear something like that, and then immediately lift the gate and allow entry and passage, with no questions asked.  Sure, come on in, welcome to base, and go enjoy your street fight.

Also, not to mention the fact that Ryu isn’t an American citizen in the first place, a Japanese guy with zero documentation because he’s homeless to begin with, trying to get onto a US Air Force base seems all sorts of ludicrous.

Furthermore, if Ryu has no papers whatsoever, how does he manage to get aboard all these international flights, and go from Brazil to Spain to Russia to Thailand  so easily, just so he can show in town, have a fight, and then promptly leave and go to another country?

And that’s just Guile’s stage we’re talking about right now.  Imagine the types of conflicts there are when trying to fight in front of giant Thai statue shrines, English castles, and whatever Taj Mahal-like building with live elephants that is Dhalsim’s stage.  And why does a Native American’s stage have to be in Mexico??

Go figure in a hypothetical fictional world where a mutant Brazilian can generate electricity through his skin, an Indian guy can stretch his limbs like rubberbands, spit literal fire, and teleport, and several characters have the ability to channel and throw literal fireballs at a moment’s notice, I find the most questionable and unbelievable aspects to be the logistics.

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