Eternity is a newly introduced non-playable character in Street Fighter 6. Who are they and what should you know about them?
Street Fighter 6 has introduced a whole host of new characters, one of which is an NPC named Eternity. This article will cover all of your questions about this new non-playable character.
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Eternity is a newly introduced NPC (Non-Playable Character) in Street Fighter 6 who stands out due to their eccentricity.
They are first encountered during a cutscene in the Battle Hub, where they briefly explain the workings of the World Tour Mode features and mechanics.
Eternity is voiced in English by Vittorio Wyatt Gray, who is notable for his LGBTQ+ background. In addition to Japanese by Natsuki Hanae, who has voiced popular Anime characters like Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding Eternity and how their inclusion affects the image of Street Fighter, Capcom, and the LGBTQ+ community.
However, Capcom has made no official statement regarding Eternity’s gender or the LGBTQ+ community, so all matter of debate is based upon speculation.
Some people like to compare Eternity to Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element due to their similar personalities. However, others find that comparison very shallow.
Who Is Eternity
You first encounter Eternity in Street Fighter 6 during a cutscene in the Battle Hub when playing the World Tour Mode. Eternity is dark-skinned with vibrant blue hair, sporting a blue and pink blazer with no undershirt, low-cut spandex, and white gloves. Their appearance is eccentric, but this isn’t novel, as there have been plenty of unique characters in the Street Fighter Series.
Eternity enjoys fighting and watching others play Street Fighter which makes it fitting for them to introduce the workings of the Battle Hub and World Tour Mode. They also act much like a Twitch or YouTube stream entertainer with their emcee-type personality and host a show called Channel Eternity.
Eternity Voice Actors
The English voice actor for Eternity is Vittorio Wyatt Gray. He is an actor who has played many roles in Films and TV Series. Some of his notable roles are Shawn from Prodigal Husband and himself in Through the Wormhole. He transitioned over a decade ago and is an advocate of the LGBTQ+ movement, which makes him an interesting casting choice when speculating about Eternity’s gender.
Eternity’s Japanese Voice Actor is Natsuki Hanae. He is a very accomplished professional voice actor for very popular Anime. His notable roles include Tanjiro Kamado from Demon Slayer and Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul. However, he has no apparent relationship with the LGBTQ+ movement.
Player Base Reactions
Eternity has received mixed feedback from the player base and other communities. Some people find including new diverse characters interesting and believe it makes the game more open to exploring novel character archetypes. However, others find Eternity’s character shallow and a poor representation of whatever Capcom was going for.
It needs to be said that Eternity’s gender is up to debate. Capcom has made no official statement as to what Eternity’s gender is. However, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the matter. Some players believe Eternity to be a character representing the LGBTQ+ community. However, Capcom likes to introduce avant-garde characters into their games. We can’t say anything for certain regarding this.
Some people like to refer to Ruby Rhod. They are a character from The Fifth Element, played by Chris Tucker when talking about Eternity. This is because they share a similar fashion style, skin color, and emcee personality. Furthermore, both Eternity and Ruby Rhod host their shows. However, others believe this comparison to be very shallow and don’t regard them as similar at all.
That would be everything you would need to know about Eternity. They are quite a controversial character, but this is what makes Street Fighter 6 exciting, as the community now has so much to discuss about. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out our other Street Fighter 6 content.