Man this makes me want a rule rewrite so badly.
Hit the opponents hole, animation of them doing their move plays.
One shot is lit on each side of the playfield and it moves until you hit them
It shows phantom punches hitting player as they increasingly get more beat up looking as you hit shots
Final animation is them beat up like the end of SF2 when you can add credits
Just that alone instead of everyone being one shot dead.
You could alternate shots and chun li could be only lit when its time to fight her
SO MANY POSSIBILITIES.