Ash in Streets of Rage III

One of the sub-bosses in Streets of Rage III is Ash, who is widely described as a very stereotypical gay character. He is dressed as a leather daddy, and wears the female/Venus symbol on a necklace.


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He was removed from the PAL and US versions of the game, but still accessible as a playable character through cheat codes. He is also, according to the poster of this video, one of the stronger characters in the game.

This Wikipedia page also asserts a transsexual villain was removed from the game, but we can find no confirmation of this.


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