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Q-Bee (キュービィ Kyūbi) is a humanoid insect who first appeared in Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire. She is the leader of the race known as the Soul Bees, which reside on the lands of Jedah Dohma's family.

Background

Q-Bee is the leader of the Soul Bee race, a race that eats souls to live. Q-Bee stands for Queen Bee, which is her title, not her name. Their race lived in the lands of the Dohma family. But during the time when Jedah was dead, her race was on the verge of being wiped out. When Jedah was revived and created the realm of Majigen near the realm of Makai, she noticed the vast amount of souls in the new realm. She headed towards the Majigen to gather souls to fuel her Soul Bees' hunger and her own hunger as well. Q-Bee has also been demonstrated to be more of a type than an individual.

Personality

Q-Bee is a ravenous girl who likes to consume the souls of others as well as nectar. She and her race are subordinates of Jedah Dohma, but not out of loyalty. They only do it because they see Jedah’s plan of collecting so many souls as a chance of feasting on more food and continuing their own species. The soul bees don’t care what happens too Makai as long as they can feed and reproduce. While highly contradictory that they don’t care for their own environment they need to thrive in, many if not all of them are far too instinctual to think too far on things and have the simple mindset of feeding and to “generate and prosper.”

Powers and Abilites

Q-Bee has many supernatural abilities such as the ability to call out to other bees. Like most of her kind, she can consume the souls of her prey, however, she must be near her foe in order to do it. In a manner similar to Jedah, she possesses strength that is strong to carry objects much heavier than a car and a truck. She can also freely generate honey to trap her foes. Oddly, while the lore states that a Q-Bee only has control over members of her family, the playable Q-Bee has control over her entire species for an unexplained reason. In her own ending her and her entire kind were able to build a giant hive over a large castle in Makai.

Q-Bee can also apparently change form, as her intro animation shows her magically grow from a small bee into her normal form.

Appearances

  • SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash
  • SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2
  • SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS
  • Namco x Capcom, as an enemy
  • Project X Zone, as an enemy
  • Project X Zone 2, as an enemy

  • Capcom Fighting Evolution Felicia Ending

    Q-bee in Felicia's Capcom Fighting Evolution ending.

    • Q-Bee appears in both Felicia's and Jedah's endings in Capcom Fighting Evolution.

    • Darkstalkers: Night Warriors #1, Q-Bee appeared on the cover with her or another Soul Bee featured in a side story with the characters, Dr. Varvle and Thorton.

    Trivia

    • Q-Bee was voiced by Miyuki Matsushita, who also voices Baby Bonnie Hood, until Project X Zone 2, where she was succeeded by Arisa Nishiguchi.
    • She has similarities to Beelzebub. He is a prince of hell (or in this case a Makai Noble) who is known as The Lord of The Flies, ruling over a type of insect species, and is associated with the sin of gluttony. The main characteristic of Soul Bees is their constant hunger. It is unknown if she is meant to be based off of him, as many Makai nobles are based off of or meant to be representations of other archetypical characters, or just has similar characteristics.
      • There were two scrapped arthropod men, one simply a male black widow and the other a male fly who is said to take the form of a handsome man. The male fly is said to be inspired by Beelzebub and The Fly. It is unknown why these two were scrapped but their role as bug monsters is similar to Q-Bee.
    • The earliest concept of a bee woman character who would eventually become Q-Bee has been around since Darkstalkers 1 but didn't make it past concept stage until Vampire Savior.
    • She was featured on a digital Valentines Day card to help promote Darkstalkers Resurrection. The card featured artwork by Stanley Lau who goes by the pen name Artgerm.
    • Her additional more insect-like arms are described as being hidden under her “chest” area. They can be seen emerging during some of her attacks.
    • There was a short comic that depicted the soul bees going to school.
    • Some of Q-Bee's moves indicate that the player potentially actually controls multiple individuals of the Soul Bee race.
    • The attack in which Q-Bee grabs her opponent and transforms them into an egg, could be a reference to the emerald wasp, which injects its eggs into other animals through its stinger.
    • There is some concept art of scrapped moves of Q-Bee that either show her manipulating or summoning plant life as an attack. It's unclear if it was meant to be an ability or some form of assist entity.
    • Some seldom-seen concept art of her seems to depict her with different hairstyles.

    Sprite

    Sf-qbee

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    SVC CCF card Q-Bee SVC CCF2 Q-Bee SVC CCF DS Q-Bee SVC CCF DS action Q-Bee
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    Darkstalkers cast
    Main cast
    AnitaAnakarisBaby Bonnie HoodBishamonDeeDemitri MaximoffDonovan BaineFeliciaHsien-KoHuitzil
    Jedah Dohma Jon TalbainLilithLord RaptorMorrigan AenslandPyronQ-BeeRikuoSasquatch
    Victor von Gerdenheim
    Secondary cast
    Belial AenslandDark TalbainLe MaltaMei-LingOboro BishamonOzom
    Other cast
    ComputerDracula DragonElijah Grimoire & MerlinHairballHarry GrimoireHendrick FarrIrving I. IrvingJackJohn StatelyKlaus SchmendrickLexMajorette/ThomasMarionetteMorgan le FayMrs. GrimoireShadowTerramon


    External links

    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 Capcom, (2008). Darkstalkers Graphic File. Udon Entertainment Corp, pg. 116. ISBN 1897-37604-9
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