I've been playing Super Street Fighter IV a lot this past week (12 hours so far, according to Raptr.) I'm hooked on this game, and when I get hooked on a particular video game, I tend to search for related information on the internet. In the past few days, I've been Google searching Street Fighter, hoping to discover awesome merchandise, art, strategy guides and more. I did this back in 2008, before Street Fighter IV came out, and I discovered the Mad Catz Tournament Edition Fightstick.

Today, I came across something really funny - a Zangief flowchart. This is the funniest, video game related flowchart I've seen, outside of Game Informer's Zombie Flowchart.

The following images and text were taken from GamesRadar.com's "Top 7 Weirdest Street Fighter Insults". Click the link and check out all 7 insults - it's funny stuff.



Given Russian bear-wrestler Zangief's usual portrayal as a friendly oaf with a strong sense of justice, it seems out of character for him to threaten enemies with grievous bodily harm after he's defeated them.  To understand this, though, you have to understand something about Zangief: he's not just a world-famous wrestler - he's also a steroid-addled Soviet freakshow who grapples with hairy mountains of claws and teeth and biting and death for fun.

In fact, his hobby has become such a singular obsession that his brain has started applying the following litmus test every time he meets a new opponent:

So, see, it's not that Zangief's trying to be mean. It's that he automatically assumed he was fighting a bear. And after his non-bear opponent throws in the towel faster than any self-respecting bear would, Zangief comes away distraught and confused. "Next time," Zangief promises himself as he chokes back bitter tears of disappointment, "I will be sure. And I should probably tell my opponent that so they will not be surprised when I… check."