"Chun-Li (チュンリー), in simplified Chinese: 春丽; traditional Chinese: 春麗, is a video game character produced by Capcom. First introduced in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, she has since appeared as a player character in each subsequent game. Her name in Mandarin is (chūn 春 "Spring", lì 麗 "beautiful"), meaning that she is a single young girl filled with the beauty of spring.
An undercover Interpol agent, Chun-Li enters Street Fighter II 's fighting tournament as a way of getting to its founder, M. Bison. She seeks to avenge her father, who was murdered while investigating Bison's crime syndicate, Shadaloo. Her signature move is the Hyakuretsu Kyaku (百裂脚 lit. Hundred Rending Kicks), commonly known as the Lightning Kick, which involves repeatedly kicking her opponent from a tilted standing position. Chun-Li is notable for being the first female playable character in a fighting game, and has acquired the nickname "First Lady of Fighting Games" among enthusiasts."
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