06 – Vega
Vega was ahead of his time in some notable ways. He had environment interaction before Super Smash Brothers or Dead or Alive, and he had a breakable weapon before Soul Blade or Samurai Showdown. Vega is especially notable for not only being one of the First Street Fighter characters to possess a weapon, but also for being able to use his caged arena as a tool towards victory. He lacks defence so he’s not a character for beginners, but if you’re at the stage where you’re more concerned about how you beat your opponent rather than just grinding out the win, then Vega is for you.
05 – Blanka
Blanka is one of the stranger creations of the Street Fighter world. Complete with an ever-annoying ability to electrocute everything, he is a beast of a defensive character. He possesses a unique fighting style that can be difficult to defend. Blanka just wants to find his birth mother, which is why he decides to travel and fight around the world. Makes sense.