Ibuki lives in a village composed entirely of Ninja. She has been trained from childhood, but resents her lot in life.
In Super Street Fighter IV, she sneaks away from her clan's training to compete in S.I.N's tournament, in order to meet "cool and handsome guys". During the tournament, she started to begun a friendship with Sakura in their rival bout after they bumped each other and asks for directions in how to find some cool boys which she knows only just for one guy in her case. After the tournament, she is late for her clan's training and tries to cover up her worst situation but it failed when she was caught by one of her clan's instructors by hitting her with three kunais much to Sarai's disappointment.
Later in 2nd Impact, Ibuki was sent by her clan to procure documents from Gill's organization. These documents concerned the "G-File" project, which was responsible for creating Necro and Twelve. Gill voluntarily gave Ibuki the documents, though the project was already under way by that point.
In 3rd Strike, Ibuki tracks down Oro to fight him for her ninja graduation exam. She fights well enough to pass, and moves on to go to a university. While there, she joins a club which, to her dismay, turns out to be based on advanced ninja training.
Ibuki is a young girl from Japan, raised in a hidden ninja village and trained in the deadly arts of ninjutsu. She is slim and athletic, her black hair held tightly back in a topknot that drops behind, well beneath the waist. Unlike most other female ninja or kunoichi in videogames or anime, Ibuki's outfit is a more traditional type of ninja dogi, consisting of a sleeveless upper garment, baggy pants, arm guards and a mask that conceals the lower half of her face. Her footwear consists only of cloth bandages wrapped around her shins, ankles and instep. While she is a trained assassin, she also shows another side, stating that she finds her ninja clothes ugly and her daily training strange, jumping back into her civilian garb as soon as she wins a bout.
In one of her win animations, she was seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt, blue jeans and gray and black sneakers. She also carries a yellow backpack. Her school uniform is shown in SSFIV console opening, her prologue and her ending in 2nd Impact, is a light blue sleeveless shirt with a white short sleeved button shirt with a red laced ribbon on the collar, light blue skirt, white socks and black shoes.
Street Fighter Legends
UDON released a four-issue mini series in 2010 called Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki. It was written by Jim Zubkavich and drawn by artist Omar Dogan. The series synopsis is as follows:
All Ibuki wants is a normal Japanese high school experience, but her secret ninja life follows her everywhere she goes. With relentless ninja trainers, deadly Geki assassins, and a crazy karate girl named Makoto all on her case, she'll be lucky if she even makes it to lunch hour in one piece! Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki is one part ninja action, one part high school antics, and 100% non-stop excitement!
- Ibuki has a pet tanuki named Don.
- The other ninja in Ibuki's clan include Sanjou, Enjou, Genda, Raion and Homura Yuuta. Enjou is often mistaken for Geki from the original Street Fighter.
- In her New Generation ending, Ibuki, prone on some barren plain, contemplates the words of Gill, when suddenly she is alerted to a "presence". It is immediately after this that she nearly kills one of her closest friends, Sarai. Sarai is saved from Ibuki's kunai daggers by holding her textbook over her head. This is indicative of the restless nature of a ninja, forever on guard.
- Ibuki's storyline in Super Street Fighter IV appears to be derived from her appearance in Pocket Fighter, where she sneaks away from her ninja training to look for an ice cream shop. She also encounters Sakura in her rival battle and asks for directions.
- Additionally, she seems to have begun a friendship with Sakura, based on their rival match in SSFIVand their similar background as high school fighters interested in boys (or at least a particular boy, in Sakura's case). Also, when Ibuki defeats Sakura in a round with a Super Combo Finish, she says "We should totally hang out sometime!", with her match victory quote saying "I never meet anyone cool at my school".
- Ibuki's behavior is different in her rival battle against Sakura. In Pocket Fighter, she becomes calm and angry after Sakura notices her ninja attire which she states it's her own ninja disguise. But in Super Street Fighter IV, she was happy and excited when Sakura accepts her request to find some cool boys and starting to make friends with each other during their rival bout.
- She makes a cameo in Capcom Fighting Evolution, at the Japanese Street stage, sitting on a billboard behind E. Honda.
- Ibuki was originally planned to be in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (alongside Charlie and M. Bison) as a playable character, but wasn't included due to time constraints.
- Ibuki appeared in Street Fighter X Tekken, making it her first playable appearance in a crossover game between Capcom and another company. Her partner is Rolento, creating the team name "Tactical Ninja".
- Additionally in Pocket Fighter, Ibuki can change into her Rolento disguise while executing her Kazumi Suzaku Super Art while throwing shurikens, kunais and a tanuki statue. A reference in how Rolento throws his grenades and his knives. Rolento will go on to be her partner in the game.
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