How Akuma Stole Christmas

GD has been a shell of its former self the entire year. Hopefully reading this delightful SRK tradition will set things right:

by Gavin “Vokter Seuss” Jasper

Every fighter from Capcom liked Christmas a lot,
But the demon secret boss from Capcom did not.

Akuma hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Besides writers at Gamefaqs, no one quite knows the reason.
It could be that his tattoo was glowing too bright,
It could be, perhaps, that his beads were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his black belt was two sizes too small.

Whatever the reason,
His belt or tattoos,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, pitying the foo’s,
Staring down from his cave with a pissed, badass frown
At the overused sprites that lived in the town.
For he knew everyone down in Capcom beneath
Was busy now, buying gifts for Zangief.

“And they’re putting off training!” he snarled with a sneer.
"Tomorrow is Christmas! It’s practically here!"
Then he growled, as he started his evil vibrating,
"I MUST stop Christmas and get Ryu to start hating!"
For, tomorrow, he knew…

…All the Capcom girls and boys
Would wake up bright and early. They’d rush for their toys!
And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
Like Karin’s bitchy laughing! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!

Some mousse for Charlie, Kakyoin, and Rose.
For Felicia and Midler some new decent clothes.
For Vega a new mask and a shiny new claw.
And for the succubus Lilith, a new push-up bra.

They’d do something he hated a lot!
Every fighter from big Victor to little Servbot,
Would stand close together, with Christmas bells ringing.
They’d stand hand-in-hand. And those fools would start singing!

Then he’d taunt! He’d taunt!
And the more Akuma thought of Dan Hibiki taunting,
The more he thought, “I must stop that village idiot’s flaunting!”
"I’ve been putting up with this for about eight years now!
“I MUST stop Christmas from coming!
…But HOW?”

Then he got an idea!
An awful idea!

“I know just what to do!” Akuma grunted with glee.
And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a gi.
And he chuckled, and posed “Their cheer I will thresh!”
“With this gi and this hat, I’ll be Christmas made flesh!”

"All I need is a reindeer…"
Akuma looked around.
But since he used them for target practice, there was none to be found.
Did that stop the old Gouki…?

“No!” yelled the man with the tattoo of Ten,
"If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one in Mu-gen!"
So he called his dog Iggi. And he took rubber band
Then he tied a big horn on top of his Stand.

He loaded some sacks
For his war against Yule
And then he hitched up poor Iggi
And his Stand called the Fool.

Then Akuma said "Go…"
And the sleigh started down
Toward the homes where the shotos
Lay KOed in their town.

All their windows were dark. Quiet snow filled the scene.
All the fighters were all dreaming without Death 13
When he came to the first house in the square.

“This is stop number one,” The old Demon Claus hissed
And he climbed to the roof, “I’m the Master of Fist!”

Then he slid down the chimney. With very little room,
But if Santa could do it, then so could the Kume.
He got stuck only once, for a moment or two.
But then he just teleported out of the fireplace flue
Where Light’s bots’ stockings were all hung in a row.
“Stockings are for the weak. They’ll be the first things to go!”

Then he floated on one leg, with a frown that was sour,
Around the whole room, and he took every power!
Shadow Stars! Hard Punches! And strength from the Guts!
Search Snakes! Gemini Lasers! And a boomerang that cuts!
And he stuffed them in bags. Then with a strong firm grab,
He through them straight up the chimney and out of the lab!

Then he punked out all the presents and goodies with glee.
“And NOW!” grinned Gouki, “I will shoryuken the tree!”

And the demon made a fist. His digits starting to curl.
When he heard a small sound of a young robot girl.
He turned around fast, and he saw a small soul.
Little cute Roll, who was out for a stroll.

Akuma had been caught by Mega Man’s sister
"State your business runt." The old demon hissed at her.
She stared with wide eyes and said, "Santy Claus, why,
“Why are you kicking our tree’s ass? WHY?”

Akuma needed a lie so he gave it a shot,
But all he could mutter was “Dot dot dot dot dot.”
“You’re that mean Akuma!” Roll jumped with a shout,
And in desperation Akuma knocked her ass out.
He shoryukened the tree straight through the roof.
And with a cool shadow effect he was gone with a poof!

And the one speck of food
That was left in this stop,
Was a crumb that was even too small for Flip Flop

Then he went to other houses,
Stealing gifts by the batch
He even went to Sagat’s place,
And stole his eye patch!

It was quarter past dawn…
All the fighters in bed
All the fighters still KOed
When he packed up his sled,
Packed it up with their presents! Like Demitri’s new casket
And Baby Bonnie Hood’s brand shiny new weapon basket!

Three thousand feet up! Up the side of a volcano,
He’d lay the smack on the gifts like he was Captain Insano!
“Those warriors are weak!” he was evilly humming.
"They’re finding out now that no Christmas is coming!
"They’re just waking up! I know just what they’ll do!
"Their mouths will hang open and they will start puking.
“Then they’ll get into fights and Ken will shout out Hadoken!”

“That’s a noise,” he grunted
"That I simply must hear!"
So he paused. And Akuma put a hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low. Then it started to grow…

But the sound wasn’t sad!
Why, this sound sounded glad!
It couldn’t be so!
Yet Dan was still taunting and screaming for dad!

He stared down at Capcom!
He narrowed his eyes!
Then he shook!
What he saw was a shocking surprise!

"We’re gonna take you for a ride!
"We’re gonna take you for a ride!
"We’re gonna take you for a ride!
"We’re gonna take you for a ride!
"We’re gonna take you for a ride!
“We’re gonna take you for a ride!”

Every fighter from Q to Cap Commando,
Was singing! Without any presents to show!
He HADN’T stopped Christmas from coming!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And Akuma, with his sandals ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?
"They should be throwing Hadokens, hitting Shorykens!
"Koryukens, Gadokens, and Shippu-Bam-Bookens!"
And he puzzled three hours, as he was mad to the core,
Then Gouki thought of something he hadn’t before!
And he nodded with a smile and crossed his arms as he stood.
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…is about being good!”

But this touching scene was soon interrupted,
As he sensed the one man who was just as corrupted.
He saw Juni and Juli and Birdie and Bison,
And Balrog the boxer who resembles Mike Tyson.
As he saw the all the gifts ravaged by Shadaloo,
He thought "I know now what I have to do."
But the odds were against him and the fight was not pleasant,
For it seemed the reformed Akuma would not save a present.
"Soon I will add these gifts to my Psycho Drive,
“And then,” Bison smiled “I’ll be the strongest alive!”

And what happened then…?
Well…in Capcom they say
That Akuma’s super bar
Grew three levels that day!
And he became Shin Gouki as his power went max,
And he gained the strength of ten Hugos and one or two Jax.

And the spirit of Christmas helped fuel his resistance,
As he beat Shadaloo within an inch of existence.
After only a moment they were all screamin’
As he took most of them out with his Raging Demon.
It would have been better if M. Bison ran,
Because Akuma yelled "Kongou Kokuretsuzan!"
His now green tattoo was glowing for all of them to see,
“Because it is Christmas I will let you five be.”

And for a minute his belt didn’t feel quite so tight,
And he traveled with his dog through the bright morning light
The people of Capcom were more than good sports,
And Adon was freezing from just wearing shorts.
He gave back every gift. He gave back every toy,
For Dee Jay, for Tron Bonne, for Raptor, for Roy!
For Anakaris, for Chun Li, for Q-Bee, for Ken,
For Jill, for Saturn, and Akuma’s rival Gen!
For Fei Long, for Hinata, for June, for Hol Horse!
Did he apologize to the injured girl Roll?
But of course!
For Jotaro, and for Dan who he liked the least,
And he…

Akuma gave back to the green, rolling beast.

and the illustrated one:

Here is the illustrated version by OrangeCat:

May your super bar grow 3 levels this season!

A post 09’er being the one to remember to post this story. Shell of it’s former self indeed!

Seriously though, SRK has been good to me this year, can’t complain much outside of gnalvl and alanedrick joining and spamming the fun threads. Enjoy your pagan holiday heathens.


The “We’re gonna take you for a ride!” part had me dying. This is awesome.

I was wondering where Valaris was on this all week.

Glad Pertho was on top of things! Can’t miss this a single year.

Does anyone have that storybook version still?

Its in the link, I’ll post it a second time just 'cause:

I always get misty eyed right here:

:sad: so beautiful.

A mixture of being out of the city for work and when in, too concentrated on Assassin’s creed 4 -_-

Man This is still good. I love us sometimes

I actually completely forgot about this. Good revival

Holy shit, our step-mom is such a huge bitch.

so much funnaiz nice work man!

Val or I were supposed to post this. I guess we dropped the ball this year

Awesome annual necro!

Edit: Merry Christmas SRK!

I have taken the liberty of re-posting the story and images on imgur: 'cause I like scrolling and looking at the images.

Never gets old

Don’t forget Max’s narration:

Fucc Max

Definitely forget Max’s narration

Forget Max

EDIT: shoutouts to Pertho being gdlk as usual

The hell does that mean?

I hope you are hit with many SGS this Holiday X-mas season as written.

Not only will every hit of the move get to remind you to never sin again

but to relive getting sent to a proverbial super karate move induced hell hidden background backlot behind the curtains, turning off the lights on you as many times as it takes to change your ways, each punch feeling like a million little deaths from the inside out or however it actually goes on in there where nobody but the victim gets to see and feel all that happens to truly know the truth and secrets

Your sins whether you choose to admit or accept it, don’t worry I think the pain of the SGS is about past sins, some real Jesus in Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight meta-shit, or I guess also Ghost Rider… “Penance-”

Don’t fucking quote shit that long in full and only write one line responses ever again, “2 year member” acting brand new like you just got here yesterday! :bluu: Your post was just fine without the quote, everyone knows what you are referring to even if you were too lazy to remove everything else but the direct line you wanted to talk about!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas to you and yours!! (To get everything you deserve this year!)

-Akuma will have to steal a few more: “Internet for Dummies” books this year it looks like