Oro (Street Fighter) and Rosebank Cemetery

Oro (オロ?) is a fictional character in the Street Fighter series of fighting games by Capcom. Oro is an ancient martial arts master who lives a secluded life of an immortal hermit. Despite appearing only in Street Fighter III games, Oro gained significant notability due to his unusual and controversial character design.

Contents 1 Character 2 Reception 3 See also 4 References 5 External links


Oro is a hermit of Japanese descent who is over 140 years old, having mastered the secrets of immortality. He lives in a deep cave within the Amazon. Although he may not seem very strong, his lack of attachments has allowed him to exceed his legendary fighting skills beyond those of an ordinary person, though he does seem to have a weakness for cute girls. He attained such extraordinary abilities through the mastery of an extreme fighting style known as senjutsu (仙術?). He sets out on a journey to find a worthy successor of his secrets in order to kill time. Through the use of magic, he sealed one of his arms in order to even the odds in favor of his opponents.

In his ending in the original game and 2nd Impact, Oro decides that the only martial artist he met worthy of inheriting his secrets was Ryu. In 3rd Strike, Oro's boredom has reached its limits. Many young fighters have come to him in trying to become his disciples, but no one has lasted his training long enough. One day, he heard rumors involving a "mysterious organization" and the "master of the fist" and he decided to investigate. In his ending, Oro is shown trying to make Ryu, who is unaware of Oro's presence in his training, his disciple again.

Oro appears in Street Fighter III and its subsequent iterations, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, noted for his unorthodox fighting style. According to UGO.com, he is a fighter more suited for patient players, who "can deal some serious damage to the player that can wait for the right opening on an opponent."

Oro also appears in the Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki comic book miniseries where Ibuki's final ninja exam is to challenge him. Together with her friends Elena and Makoto, she goes to the shrine on Mount Atago, where Oro has travelled to meditate. After the fight, Oro says that she actually made him think about using both hands and commends her on an entertaining challenge. Reception

Adrenaline Vault called Oro one of the more exotic characters in Street Fighter III. Allgame called Oro the "strangest creature of them all" in Street Fighter III and compared him to Quasimodo. IGN cited Oro as an example of the new generation of Street Fighter games that featured "genetic mutants and oddballs", as he "didn't come close to normal". GameDaily named Oro the 22nd most bizarre fighting game character.

UGO Networks listed Oro as one of the top 50 Street Fighter characters due to his "unorthodox, powerful, and unique" design. IGN wrote that while Oro, along with the rest of the Street Fighter III cast, is not as memorable as the characters from Street Fighter II, he was "nicely designed". Heavy.com named Oro one of the characters wanted in Super Street Fighter IV, adding that Oro would work better in 3D than in 2D. Despite appearing only in SFIII, Oro was voted 35th most popular out of 85 Street Fighter characters in Capcom's own poll for the 15th anniversary of Street Fighter. In 2012, ScrewAttack included him on their 2012 list of top ten underrated Street Fighter characters, as number one.

On the other hand, GamesRadar named Oro one of the worst Street Fighter characters. IGN's Martin Robinson named Oro one of the five Street Fighter characters that he does not want in Super Street Fighter IV, describing him as "ugly" and "ungainly" as well as the "oddest character to have ever appeared" in the series, yet noting that "some people adore him". In 2012, Complex included Oro on the list of ten lamest Street Fighter characters, stating that although he is "supposed to be one of the strongest characters in the game, but he's really just a creepy, diry , old, weirdo." See also List of Street Fighter characters

Rosebank Cemetery and Oro (Street Fighter)

The old western entrance to Rosebank Cemetery (now sealed) Rosebank Cemetery general view

Rosebank Cemetery is a 19th-century burial ground in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the junction of Pilrig Street and Broughton Road in the Pilrig area, close to the historical boundary of Leith. The cemetery is protected as a Category C(s) listed building.

Contents 1 History 2 Memorials 3 Notable interments 4 References 5 External links


The cemetery was developed by the Edinburgh and Leith Cemetery Company, with David Cousin as architect, and opened on 20 September 1846. It covers an area of 4.37 hectares (10.8 acres). Originally known as the Edinburgh and Leith Cemetery, the cemetery proved popular and was extended eastwards around 1880.

The main entrance was originally from the north-west (Broughton Road) but this has been sealed. The sole entrance is now from the north-east (Pilrig Street). The latter originally had an entrance lodge above the gate, but this was demolished around 1975.

The cemetery was in independent private ownership until around 1980 when the City of Edinburgh Council then took over the grounds. Memorials

A large memorial at the furthest point lying against the Bonnington Road boundary marks a mass grave and commemorates the Gretna rail disaster of 22 May 1915, in which 215 soldiers of the 1st/7th Battalion The Royal Scots were killed. The men, mostly from Leith, were on their way to board ship at Liverpool in order to travel to the battlefront at Gallipoli. The handful of survivors were sent onwards the following day. The bodies of those killed in the railway disaster were returned to Leith and buried with great aplomb on 24 May with the 15th and 16th battalions Royal Scots serving as guard of honour. These are among 270 First World War casualties and 36 Second World War casualties interred at Rosebank.

A number of 19th-century merchants and ship owners from Leith are buried at Rosebank. There are also several 20th-century Sikh and Islamic burials.

All Edinburgh's down and outs dying on the street are buried here as are all of Edinburgh's stillborn children (Scots law requires burial not cremation). The latter are marked by a modern monument giving a place to remember them, in interlocking granite pieces representing mother and child. The inscription reads "to all those children never known but always loved".

An abnormally high number of stones are noted as "drowned" or "lost at sea" (see Notable Interments). Other strong maritime links are evidenced in the high number of Shipmasters, Shipowners, Shipchandlers etc. Notable interments Christian Salvesen grave Thomas Aitken (1833-1912), Provost of Leith from 1887-1893 James Bertram (1816-1861), engineer Rev William Garden Blaikie (1820-1899) Alan Brebner (d. 1890), civil engineer and an associate of lighthouse designers David and Thomas Stevenson. A rare female war grave from World War I to E.G.Elder of the Women's Royal Naval Service d.7.7.1918, plus a female war grave from World War II to E.W.L.Fruish, also Women's Royal Navy Service M.P. Galloway (1843-1919), shipbuilder Andrew Leslie (1818-1894), shipbuilder Robert Lindsay, pharmacist, co-founder of Lindsay & Gilmour Sydney Mitchell (1856–1930), architect and his father Sir Arthur Mitchell (1826-1909). James Campbell Noble RSA (1846-1913) artist Thomas Peddie (1844-1911) railway and civil engineer George Ogilvy Reid (1851-1928), artist Christian Salvesen (1827–1911), Norwegian merchant who settled at Leith and founded the company which now bears his name. James Slight (1785-1854), assistant engineer to Robert Stevenson in the building of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and other lighthouse projects Henry Stephens (1794-1874), author of 'The Book of the Farm' A pair of stones towards the south-east memorialise several members of the Stevenson family drowned in the Eyemouth disaster of 14 October 1881. One is noted as having been "interred 3 March 1882" his body having been washed ashore and identified 5 months later. Andrew Young (1807-1889) author of the hymn There Is a Happy Land
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