Sagat, blind, or faking it, or….?

We know Sagat, the infamous boss of SF1, is blind in 1 eye.
Or do we?
Is he actually blind?
Why in SF1 and SF2 did he have pupils and irises, yet suddenly in SSF2 he was depicted in cut scenes and art without pupils?

Let’s analyse in order of appearance:

  • SF1: both eyes 20/20 vision, he wears an eye patch to reduce his strength, so he doesn’t kill anyone in the ring.
  • sf2WW: ditto
  • SF2:CE: ditto
  • sf2:HF: ditto
  • ssf2: blind in artwork, but sprite remains sighted
  • ssf2t: blind in artwork, but sprite remains sighted
  • sfa: blind in artwork and sprite (this takes place in the past)
  • sfa2:blind in artwork and sprite (this takes place in the past)
  • sf3:2nd impact: blind, but without blindfold
  • sfa3: blind in artwork and sprite (this takes place in the past)
  • sfex3: blind in artwork and sprite (this takes place in the past)
  • sfiv:blind in artwork and sprite (this takes place in the past)
  • ssfiv:blind in artwork and sprite (this takes place in the past)
  • ssfiv:ae:blind in artwork and sprite (this takes place in the past)
  • usfiv: blind in artwork and sprite (this takes place in the past)

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Therefore, chronologically, Sagat started out sighted, went blind in sfa1-3, regained sight for sf2  and has been blind ever since. This could be related to the alcohol in his system, as Sagat is a potato. More specifically, a clock potato. He keeps the clock powered in game.

The clues are all there, odd numbers of eyes, a clock in the centre, his head looking like a big ol’ potato in SF1. Capcom are just trying to explain that although potatoes appear to have eyes, they are actually blind, and that’s why his eye patch switched sides all the time and that’s why hugo is such a big fan of potatoes as of USFIV, because although Sagat is just a megre potato, he is absolutely awesome, and the game couldn’t function without him; without Sagat, no time overs!

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You got it now? Perfect!

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