OC Weekly looks at some old tidbits from Street Fighter II lore:|
Dee Jay, Super Street Fighter II's Jamaican kick boxer, was originally designed to have pants that read "MANTIS" down the side of his leg. However, the words would not have looked right when his sprite was mirrored to face the opposite direction.Don't worry, the article's actually entertaining.
The game designers changed the word to the vertically symmetric "MAXIMUM," so it can be spelled correctly facing either direction.
Think "MAXIMUM" is cheesy? Other options for his pants could have been "YUMMY", "WAX MOUTH", or "HI WHY AM I A MOM".