Chun-Li is arguably the most popular female video game character alongside Princess Peach and Lara Croft and made her debut in 1991 with Street Fighter II.

Since Street Fighter 2, Chun-Li has appeared in nearly all Street Fighter games and ports, and also in many crossover games like Capcom Vs SNK 1+2, all Marvel vs Capcom games, SNK vs Capcom, all Card Fighters Clash games, Capcom Fighting Jam / Evolution, Pocket Fighters, Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, Namco X Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken, and last but not least in Onimusha Soul.

Chun Li was revealed to return in Street Fighter V alongside Ryu during the Playstation Experience 2014 as one of the first characters and received the same treatment when she was revealed to be in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (2017). In Summer 2021, Chun Li joined the roster of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid alongside Ryu. 

Chun Li was also one of the first characters shown for the upcoming Street Fighter 6 (2023).

 Chun-Li got her first redesign in the Street Fighter Alpha games similar to Ryu and Ken. She appears as a younger version of herself and wears a Chinese acrobatics outfit. There are also alternate costumes in the Street Fighter IV games and Street Fighter X Tekken. In Street Fighter VI (2023) she has an updated look. 

Chun-Li’s story started with her searching for the murderer of her father in Street Fighter II. In other games, she is often working for Interpol and fighting for justice.


Chun-Li from the Street Fighter Games: an Overview

Character Name:  Chun Li   Developed/Created by Capcom
Game Series: Street Fighter & Crossover Games
  First Seen On: Arcades
First Game: Street Fighter II
  Year First Seen: 1991
Last Game: Street Fighter 6 (2023)
  Birthplace: China
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style: Tai Chi
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations To: Ryu (Friend), Vega (Enemy), M.Bison (Murder of her Father)   See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Chun-Li

Chun Li in Street Fighter 6

Render of Chun Li in Street Fighter 6

Official Wallpaper of Chun Li in SF6

Chun Li Official Screenshot in SF6


Chun Li in Street Fighter V

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (2017)

Chun Li Street Fighter V (2016)

Ending Art Images of Chun Li in the Street Fighter V Arcade Mode Routes

SF Alpha Route



SF II Route

SF IV Route

SF V Route

SF III Route


Chun Li Onimusha Soul Official Art

Onimusha Soul (2012)

Chun Li SFXT Thumb

Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)

Chun Li SFXT Poster Artwork

Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)


Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (2011)


Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)


SSFIV Arcade Edition (2010)


Namco x Capcom (2005)


Capcom Fighting Evolution (2004)


SNK vs. Capcom (2003)


SNK vs. Capcom (2003)

Capcom-vs.-SNK-2-Character-Artwork-Capcom-Style-Chun-Li Capcom-vs.-SNK-2-Character-Artwork-SNK-Style-Chun-Li

Capcom Vs SNK 2 (2001)


Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1998)


Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1998)

Chun Li Street Fighter Alpha Art

Street Fighter Alpha (1995)

Chun Li Street Fighter II Original Artwork from 1990

Street Fighter II (1991)


Chun Li Early Concept Art Street Fighter II

Early Concept Art of Chun Li for Street Fighter II

Chun Li drawn for the Game-Art-HQ Video Game Character Database

Chun Li is the probably most popular fighting game character and one of the most popular female video game characters in general since her debut in Street Fighter II as “The Strongest Woman In The World”.

Since we created tributes to the Street Fighter series before, we had a good couple of excellent illustrations of her already, but the one above is the first Chun Li illustration extra created for this gallery. Kudos belong to Gino Descalzi also known as Dreamgate-Gad for his take on Chun Li.

This was one of the first GA-HQ Database Project character illustrations and was created by Gino in early May 2017. 



Chun-Li in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects



Street Fighter II


Chun Li is a big part of our second Street Fighter Art Collaboration



Chun Li SF Tribute 1

by jamflavored

Chun Li vs. M.Bison SF Tribute

by harry7mason

Chun Li SF Alpha SF Tribute

by lonefirewarrior

Chun-Li is a part of our Art Tribute to the 25th Anniversary of the Street Fighter series and was drawn showing her normal and SF Alpha design as well as in an older age and in battle with her arch-enemy, the dictator M.Bison

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Chun-Li

 Due to the big number of great fan art and cosplays of Chun-Li, you can see a bigger gallery here

New Chun Li Fan Art and Cosplay Photos from 2014-2015:


Sexy Chun Li on her bike by Tixie Lix

Chun Li & her bike

by TixieLix

Chun Li Portrait Sprite Art

Chun Li Portrait Sprite Art

by FeloLop

Chun Li Spinning Bird Kick

“Spinning Bird Kick!”

By Vandrell

Strongest Woman in the World Chun Li

Strongest Woman in the World

by Karn Kirk Ratanasin


Chun Li vs Chun Li Mirror Match Fan Art

Chun Li vs Chun Li!

by Tovio Rogers


Chun Li Cosplay Portrait

Chun Li Cosplay 

Cosplayer: Enji Night

Photographer: Balázs Sármai

Chun Li Wins Fan Art

Chun Li Wins!

by Edwin Huang



Some selected older fan arts of Chun Li:

Chun-Li in her regular design:

Chun Li by Julia Lichty 


by Julia Lichty



by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau


Angry Chun-Li

by Andreas Holzendorf



by Cedric Poulat


Chun-Li in her Street Fighter Alpha design:


Chun Li SF Alpha

by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau


Chun Li SFA

by Tovio Rogers


Chun-Li on other alternate costumes and redesigns:

Chun Li Elegant Design

Elegant Chun Li

by TixieLix

Street Fighter 5 Chun Li by Arman Akopian

Chun-Li in SF Chronicles

by Arman Akopian


Chun-Li SFIV Alt Costume

by Dan Howard

Chun Li from China in T-Shirt

Chun Li from China

by Ed Moffatt




Updates and additions in Chun Li’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview:

25.06.2022 – Updated the Info Box and added the Street Fighter 6 art

14.09.2018 – Chun Li’s Ending Artworks from Street Fighter V added

03.10.2017 – Chun Li’s official art from MVCI was added as well as Gino Descalzi’s take on her for our gallery here!

27.04.2017 – Chun Li’s SF II Illustrations from our 30th SF Anniversary Tribute added