Menat is a heroine from the Street Fighter series, first appearing in the second DLC season of Street Fighter V. She is a young Egyptian fortune teller residing in the Palazzo Mistero in Italy and the Soul Power-wielding apprentice of Rose.
Menat, known as "The Eyes of the Future", is an Egyptian fortune teller with mystical abilities. She first appears in Ed's Street Fighter V storyline where she warns Ed about his fate, and tells him that he and someone else ( Balrog) would come across hard times. After fighting Ed, Menat warns him once more about his fate before disappearing. She later meets Oro and tries to warn him about her predictions (which he already knew about). Afterwards, her crystal ball glows, showing M. Bison. She is confronted by lower ranked Shadaloo soldiers and Aprile. After she defeats them in annoyance, she warns them about Bison's fate before escaping. Menat is the apprentice of Rose, as she also wields Soul Power.
Menat excels at long-range fighting by using her crystal ball. Menat can trip up her opponents by placing the crystal ball on the screen with Soul Sphere, and then recalling it back to her using Soul Sphere: Ankh.
- Menat is notable for having these distinctions in the series.
- She is the first playable character who comes from Egypt.
- The second playable character whose home country is in Africa (after Elena).
- The second playable fortune teller and also fighter who uses Soul Power (after Rose).
- Menat is the fifth newcomer in Street Fighter V (after Necalli, Rashid, Laura and F.A.N.G) and the game's second new female fighter after Laura (Kolin previously appeared as an NPC in Street Fighter III).
- In official Street Fighter-related media, Menat was first hinted at on Rose's Street Fighter V character profile and first seen in Ed's character story, where she was originally listed as "fortune teller".
- Due to striking similarities with existing characters, Menat is often a subject of comparison by fans to the following characters:
- Viola from Soulcalibur V in terms of skill.
- Eliza from Skullgirls in terms of design.
- Shiro Tokisada Amakusa from Samurai Showdown in terms of playstyle and design on account of her orb.
- Zafina from the Tekken series who also hails from Egypt and shares her role as a fortune teller.
- Coincidentally, both Aoi Yūki and Erica Lindbeck have also voiced Futaba Sakura from the Japanese role-playing game Persona 5, whose metaverse palace is Ancient Egyptian themed.
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