Some leaked footage from a location test is no proper way to say hi to a "new" Street Fighter IV character, so make sure you give a big warm hello to Rufus and his nice, clean, in-game screenshots. I love Rufus. Not necessarily for his looks, but for his moves, which going by the screens have names like "Spectacle Romance", "Space Opera Symphony" and "Messiah Kick". Brilliant.
I can think of at least two SNK games that had fat guy fighters in them (only one I can remember the name of, namely the KOF series). Neither American, however. Of course, there have been hokey American characters in Capcom fighters before coughSodomcough... Guess it's now time for the fat American stereotype that is helped along by CNN and such.