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List of Street Fighter characters

This list of characters from the Street Fighter fighting game series covers the original Street Fighter game, the Street Fighter II series, the Street Fighter Alpha series, the Street Fighter III series, the Street Fighter IV series, Street Fighter V, and other related games.

Contents

Main seriesEdit

The table below summarizes every single combatant in the series. A green cell indicates the character as playable, with the number indicating the revision of the game they are introduced in (numbers in SFV indicate the downloadable content season), a red cell indicates that the character is not playable while a yellow cell indicates that the character can be fought but cannot be played as.

Character I II Alpha III IV V
  Abel No No No No 0 Cameo
  Abigail No No No No No 2
  Adon CPU [Note 1] No 0 No 2 No
  Akuma No 4 0 1 0 2
  Alex No No No 0 No 1
  Balrog No 1 [Note 2] 2 No 0 1
  Birdie CPU [Note 1] No 0 No No 0
  Blanka No 0 2 No 0 No
  C. Viper No No No No 0 Cameo
  Cammy No 3 1 No 1 0
  Chun-Li No 0 0 2 0 0
  Cody No No 2 No 2 No
  Dan No No 0 No 1 Cameo
  Decapre No No No No 4 CPU
  Dee Jay No 3 2 [Note 3] No 2 No
  Dhalsim No 0 1 No 0 0
  Dudley No No No 0 2 No
  E. Honda No 0 2 No 0 Cameo
  Eagle CPU [Note 1] No 3 [Note 3] No No No
  Ed No No No No Cameo 2
  El Fuerte No No No No 0 No
  Elena No No No 0 4 No
  Evil Ryu No 6[Note 3] 1 No 3 Cameo
  F.A.N.G No No No No No 0
  Fei Long No 3 2 [Note 3] No 1 No
  Geki CPU [Note 1] No No No No No
  Gen CPU [Note 1] No 1 No 1 Cameo
  Gill No No No 0[Note 3] No Cameo
  Gouken No No Cameo No 0 Cameo
  Guile No 0 2 [Note 3] No 0 1
  Guy No No 0 No 2 No
  Hakan No No No No 2 Cameo
  Hugo No No Cameo 1 4 No
  Ibuki No No No 0 2 1
  Ingrid No No 4 [Note 3] No No No
  Joe CPU [Note 1] No No No No No
  Juli No No 2 No Cameo CPU
  Juni No No 2 No Cameo Cameo
  Juri No No No No 2 1
  Karin No No 2 No No 0
  Ken 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Kolin No No No Cameo No 2
  Laura No No No No No 0
  Lee CPU [Note 1] No No No No No
  M. Bison No 1[Note 2] 0 No 0 0
  Maki No No 3 [Note 3] No No No
  Makoto No No No 2 2 No
  Menat No No No No No 2
  Mike CPU [Note 1] No No No No No
  Nash No No 0 No No 0
  Necalli No No No No No 0
  Necro No No No 0 No Cameo
  Oni No No No No 3 No
  Oro No No No 0 No Cameo
  Poison No No Cameo Cameo 4 No
  Q No No No 2 No No
  R. Mika No No 2 No No 0
  Rashid No No No No No 0
  Remy No No No 2 No No
  Retsu CPU [Note 1] No No No No No
  Rolento No No 1 No 4 No
  Rose No No 0 No 1 No
  Rufus No No No No 0 No
  Ryu 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Sagat CPU [Note 1] 1 [Note 2] 0 No 0 No
  Sakura No No 1 No 1 Cameo
  Sean No No No 0 No Cameo
  Seth No No No No 0 No
  Shin Akuma No 5[Note 3] 1[Note 3] 1[Note 4] No No
  Sodom No No 0 No Cameo No
  T. Hawk No 3 2 [Note 3] No 2 No
  Twelve No No No 2 No No
  Urien No No No 1 No 1
  Vega No 1 [Note 2] 2 No 0 0
  Violent Ken No 6[Note 3] No No No No
  Yang No No No 0 3 No
  Yun No No 3 [Note 3] 0 3 No
  Zangief No 0 1 No 0 0
  Zeku No No Cameo No No 2
Total 2 20 38 21 44 28
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j All characters in the original Street Fighter other than Ryu and Ken are CPU-only opponents.
  2. ^ a b c d Balrog, Vega, Sagat, and M. Bison were all unplayable bosses in the original Street Fighter II but were made playable following Street Fighter II: Championship Edition.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Console-only characters.
  4. ^ Shin Akuma only appears playable in the console versions of 2nd Impact and does not appear in 3rd Strike.

EX seriesEdit

Character EX EX2 EX3
  Ace No No Yes
  Akuma Yes No No
  Allen Yes [EXnote 1] No No
  Area No Plus Hidden
  Bison II No CPU Hidden
  Blair Yes [EXnote 1] No No
  Blanka No Yes Yes
  Bloody Hokuto EX+[EXnote 1] No Yes [EXnote 2]
  C. Jack Yes Yes Yes
  Chun-Li Yes Yes Yes
  Cycloid-β EX+ [EXnote 1] No No
  Cycloid-γ EX+ [EXnote 1] No No
  D. Dark Yes Yes Yes
  Darun Yes Plus Hidden
  Dhalsim EX+a Yes Yes
  Evil Ryu EX+ No Hidden
  Garuda Yes Yes [EXnote 1] Hidden
  Guile Yes Yes Yes
  Hayate No Yes [EXnote 3] No
  Hokuto Yes Yes Yes
  Kairi Yes [EXnote 1] Yes [EXnote 1] Hidden
  Ken Yes Yes Yes
  M. Bison Yes Plus Yes
  Nanase No Yes [EXnote 1] Yes
  Pullum Yes Plus Hidden
  Ryu Yes Yes Yes
  Sagat No Plus Yes
  Sakura EX+a No Yes
  Shadowgeist No Yes [EXnote 1] Hidden
  Sharon No Yes Yes
  Shin-Bison No No CPU
  Skullomania Yes Yes Yes
  V. Rosso No Plus Hidden
  Vega No Yes Yes
  Zangief Yes Yes Yes
Total 23 24 28
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Hidden character.
  2. ^ In Street Fighter EX3, Bloody Hokuto is now an in-game Super Combo transformation for Hokuto.
  3. ^ Hayate is playable in the arcade version of Street Fighter EX2 but was removed from the arcade version of Street Fighter EX2 Plus. He was later included in the home console version of Street Fighter EX2 Plus.

The Movie gamesEdit

Character Arcade Home
  Akuma Yes Hidden
  Arkane Hidden No
  Balrog Yes Yes
  Blade Yes No
  Blanka No Yes
  Cammy Yes Yes
  Chun-Li Yes Yes
  Dee Jay No Boss
  E. Honda Yes Yes
  F7 Hidden No
  Guile Yes Yes
  Ken Yes Yes
  Khyber Hidden No
  M. Bison Yes Boss
  Ryu Yes Yes
  Sagat Yes Boss
  Sawada Yes Yes
  Vega Yes Yes
  Zangief Yes Boss

Introduced in Street FighterEdit

AdonEdit

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Alpha series), Atsushi Imaruoka (IV) (Japanese); R. Martin Klein (Alpha: The Animation), Taliesin Jaffe (IV) (English)

Adon (アドン, Thai: อาดอน Xā dxn) appears in the original Street Fighter as a Muay Thai warrior that the player faces before the final match against Sagat. He also appears in Alpha, Alpha 2 and Alpha 3. In the first three Alpha games, Adon is characterized as a former pupil of Sagat, seeking to surpass his disgraced master by defeating him.[1] In Alpha 3, he tries to track down and challenge Akuma.[2] He briefly appears in Sagat's Street Fighter IV prologue, where he is again defeated by Sagat. Adon is a playable character in Super Street Fighter IV.[3] Like Birdie and Eagle, Adon and Sagat share a motif: both characters' special moves are inspired by felines, the jaguar and the tiger.

Adon appears in the Street Fighter cartoon series as a non-speaking fighter in the episode "The Medium is the Message". He also makes a brief cameo in Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation as one of the fighters accompanying Ryu to save Shun from Professor Sadler. He gets into an argument with Birdie and is later shown fighting with Rolento in the base's arena.

He was the only character fully created by Keiji Inafune for the original Street Fighter.[4] Adon was among the 20 fighters GamesRadar wished were included in Street Fighter X Tekken.[5] Adon was included in the UGO.com's list of top 50 Street Fighter characters.[6]

BirdieEdit

EagleEdit

Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi (Alpha 3, Capcom vs. SNK 2)

Eagle (イーグル, Īguru) is a bouncer from England and a master of stick fighting derived from the combination of Eskrima and Singlestick. He craves to experience all fighting arts, searching for the perfect duel.[7] He is introduced in the first Street Fighter as the second computer-controlled opponent the players face in England. He appears as a selectable character in the crossover game Capcom vs. SNK 2, having become a secret agent for MI6. From there he is included in the GBA and PSP versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3. He has special moves named after Canterbury, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and St. Andrews.

European Street Fighter champion Ryan Hart listed Eagle at the top of his list of best Street Fighter characters.[8] Eagle was included in the UGO.com top 50 Street Fighter characters.[9] Eagle was nominated eighth by Heavy.com as one of 10 Characters they wanted to see in Ultra Street Fighter IV.[10]

GekiEdit

Geki () is a Japanese ninja who fights with hand claws and shuriken and has the ability to teleport. He is the second Japanese opponent in the original Street Fighter,[11] a battle which takes place near Mount Fuji. In an issue of UDON's Street Fighter comic book, Geki appears as an assassin sent to kill Gen.[volume & issue needed] In the Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki comic miniseries, Geki is depicted as a rival clan to Ibuki's clan.

In 2012, ScrewAttack included him on their 2012 list of top ten underrated Street Fighter characters.[12]

GenEdit

JoeEdit

Joe (ジョー, ), who appears as the first American opponent in the original Street Fighter, is an underground kickboxing champion who practices by participating in street fights. Similarities between Joe and "Ghost", the blond underground fighter in red jeans from the Capcom game Final Fight: Streetwise, have led many to believe they are the same character.[13]

KenEdit

LeeEdit

Lee (李(リー), , pinyin: ) is a Chinese martial arts expert seeking to test his skills against worthy opponents. He is the first Chinese opponent in the original Street Fighter,[14] encountered at the Great Wall of China. He later appears in the manga Street Fighter: Sakura Ganbaru! as an opponent who challenges Sakura in a street fighting event sponsored by Karin Kanzuki at the Setagaya Ward. He appears in UDON's Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li to challenge Fei Long for the honor of revealing a Chinese artifact. Lee is revealed to be an undisclosed relative of the Street Fighter III characters Yun and Yang.

MikeEdit

Mike (マイク, Maiku) is an African-American boxer who formerly competed professionally, until he accidentally killed an opponent during a match. He is the second opponent the player faces in the USA in the original Street Fighter. He is thought to be a precursor to Balrog (Known as M.Bison in Japan) from Street Fighter II due to his similar profile and outer appearance.[15][16] The Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia notably lists them as separate individuals[17] as does the Japanese Street Fighter V website, which has a separate character page for Mike with redesigned artwork for him.[18]

RetsuEdit

Retsu () is a former Shorinji Kempo instructor who was expelled from his temple after getting involved in too many fights. He is the first opponent the player faces in Japan in the original Street Fighter.[19] Although Retsu has never appeared in another Street Fighter game, his character has been depicted in later Street Fighter related media, including two Japanese Street Fighter II audio drama albums, an appearance in the US Street Fighter comic book and as a card in Card Fighters 2.

RyuEdit

SagatEdit

Introduced in the Street Fighter II seriesEdit

AkumaEdit

BalrogEdit

BlankaEdit

CammyEdit

Chun-LiEdit

Dee JayEdit

DhalsimEdit

E. HondaEdit

Fei LongEdit

GuileEdit

M. BisonEdit

T. HawkEdit

VegaEdit

Violent KenEdit

ZangiefEdit

Introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha seriesEdit

The Street Fighter Alpha series consists of three games: Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (1995), Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996) and Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1998). The series as a whole serves as a prequel to the Street Fighter II series. In addition to characters from the original Street Fighter and Street Fighter II, the Alpha series also features appearances of characters from various other sources, such as Final Fight (Cody, Guy, Sodom, Rolento and Maki), the official Street Fighter manga (Karin and Evil Ryu) and Capcom Fighting Jam (Ingrid), as well as a few original characters.

CodyEdit

DanEdit

Evil RyuEdit

GuyEdit

IngridEdit

Voiced by: Masako Jō

Ingrid (イングリッド, Inguriddo) was slated to appear in the canceled Capcom Fighting All-Stars arcade game using the nickname "Eternal Goddess", but her animations were completely redrawn in 2D, and she was introduced as a playable character in Capcom Fighting Jam for the arcades, Xbox and PlayStation 2. She entered the Street Fighter universe in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX for the PSP. Little is known about her, although Alpha 3 MAX presents some possibilities about her true origins. Her source of power is apparently derived from Psycho Power, yet is not purely evil like that of M. Bison; though seemingly quite similar to Rose's Soul Power. Ingrid claims that she is the true bearer of what is called "Psycho Power", telling M. Bison that the Psycho Power is "her power" and that he has stolen it. Her power is so intense that if given the chance, she can actually break Ryu's madness if he ever succumbs to the Satsui no Hado.[20] How M. Bison came into possession of the item is never explained, though it bears a resemblance to the crests on her head. When M. Bison is eventually defeated, she comments that a regular human being like him couldn't possibly control such power and takes the whole Psycho Drive with her as she leaves. Ingrid also possesses psychic abilities similar to Rose's, addressing both Ryu and Rose by name, despite never revealing them to her. Rose also cannot look into Ingrid's future as she did with other Street Fighters.[21] Ingrid's arcade ending reveals that she has the power of time travel, sending herself to the year 201X where she notices that Ryu "is up to something interesting". It should be noted however that Ingrid's Street Fighter V character profile disregards her story from Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, amending her backstory to be more in line with how she was originally going to be portrayed in Capcom Fighting All-Stars.[22] Ingrid also plays a role in the background story of Street Fighter X Tekken where its prologue comic book reveals that she is the creator of Pandora.[23] She appears as a solo unit in Project X Zone 2.[24]

On Capcom's official Street Fighter Character Poll, Ingrid ranked 4th most popular character in the Japanese rankings.[25] In another official poll conducted by Bandai Namco, Ingrid was the third most requested Street Fighter character to be added to the roster of Tekken X Street Fighter, having received 15.38% of the votes.[26] Ingrid also placed tenth by Heavy.com as one of 10 Characters they wanted to see in Ultra Street Fighter IV[10] In a 2014 poll ran by Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Ingrid was ranked as one of the top three most requested characters to be added to Ultra Street Fighter IV.[27]

Juli and JuniEdit

Voiced by: Akiko Komoto (Alpha 3, Namco × Capcom), Sachiko Kojima (IV OVA), Kumi Tanaka (V) (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (IV OVA), Elizabeth Maxwell (V) (Juli) (English)
Voiced by: Akiko Komoto (Alpha 3, Namco × Capcom V), Haruka Kimura (IV) (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (IVV) (Juni) (English)

Juli (ユーリ, Yūri) and Juni (ユーニ, Yūni) make their first appearance in the arcade version of Street Fighter Alpha 3 as a pair of sub-bosses. Before the final battle against M. Bison in the single-player mode, the player faces them simultaneously in a two-on-one fight similar to the Dramatic Battle match. The two characters can be unlocked in the arcade version, but they have no storyline in the actual game, sharing their ending with M. Bison. They are similar to Cammy in character design, but have their own special moves and super combos. Juli and Juni are the only characters in Alpha 3 to have combined special moves and super combos; these are used exclusively when both characters fight as a pair during the Dramatic Battle mode.[28] Juli and Juni are members of a special unit within Shadaloo called the "Dolls", or Bison Elite Guard (ベガ親衛隊, Bega Shin'eitai), which is composed of twelve young women brainwashed to serve as Bison's personal assassins. The twelve members of the Dolls are named after the months of the Gregorian calendar in various languages, Juli and Juni being German for July and June.[29][30] Juli and Juni were given their own individual storyline and ending when they became part of the regular character roster in the console versions of Alpha 3, in which Juli is assigned to track down Cammy and Juni to track down Ryu. Juli's backstory is further developed in the console versions of Alpha 3 with the addition of T. Hawk to the cast. In T. Hawk's single-player storyline, Juli is revealed to be Julia, his girlfriend who used to live in his home village until she was kidnapped and brainwashed by Shadaloo.[31] Juli and Juni appear in Namco × Capcom as two enemy characters that protagonists face throughout the game. They make a cameo appearance in M. Bison's ending in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, and another in Super Street Fighter IV, in which Juli appears in T. Hawk's ending and Juni in Cammy's ending.

KarinEdit

Voiced by: Miho Yamada (Alpha 3, Namco × Capcom), Aya Endo (V) (Japanese); Lauren Landa (V) (English)

Karin Kanzuki (神月 かりん, Kanzuki Karin) was originally Sakura's first rival in Masahiko Nakahira's Street Fighter: Sakura Ganbaru! manga from 1996.[32] Her character was integrated into the Street Fighter video game series as a playable character in Street Fighter Alpha 3. Karin is the only daughter of a corporate family and is snobbish and dismissive, calling everyone around her "commoners". Her parents are Daigenjūrō Kanzuki and Nadeshiko Kanzuki. She has a muscular butler named Ishizaki and another employee named Shibazaki. To honor her family motto, "Be the winner of everything", she travels the world to track down and defeat Sakura, to redress her loss at her hands.[33] She appears in Namco × Capcom fighting alongside Sakura,[34] and by herself in Capcom Fighting Evolution (although Sakura also appears as a playable character).[35] Karin is a playable character in Street Fighter V.[36] In V, Karin plays a large role as the one who coordinates the street fighters' efforts in raiding Shadaloo's main base, leading to Bison's final defeat. Top Street Fighter V player Justin Wong won several tournaments, including DreamHack 2016, using Karin.[37]

Before being confirmed for the game, Heavy.com listed Karin as one of the characters they wanted to see in Street Fighter V, where they stated "her mix-up game could be something fierce if Capcom ever brought her over to these new SF games." Heavy.com also described her as one of the most underrated Street Fighter characters.[38]

MakiEdit

NashEdit

R. MikaEdit

RolentoEdit

RoseEdit

SakuraEdit

Shin AkumaEdit

SodomEdit

Introduced in the Street Fighter III seriesEdit

AlexEdit

DudleyEdit

ElenaEdit

GillEdit

Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (SFV) (Japanese); Bruce Robertson (New Generation, 2nd Impact), Lawrence Bayne (3rd Strike), Liam O'Brien (SFV) (English)

Gill (ギル, Giru) is the main antagonist and final boss of the Street Fighter III series. At the start of the series he is the President of the Illuminati, a secret society that has controlled the underworld for thousands of years and seeks to turn the whole world into a utopia by causing an armageddon. His ultimate goal is to test the skills of several warriors and coerce them into his cause. Gill appears in his default costume as a tall, muscular man with flowing blond hair, the right side of his body colored red, and the left side colored blue, wearing nothing but a loincloth. 2nd Impact introduces Gill's younger brother Urien as a player character of similar build and attire but with short hair. In Urien's ending, Gill is revealed to have been promoted to "Emperor" (天帝, Tentei, "Celestial Emperor") after Urien takes over Gill's former presidency, which he still holds by the time of 3rd Strike[39] The blond woman who assists Gill before battle in 3rd Strike is his secretary Kolin (コーリン, Kōrin), who also appears in Dudley's ending in the first two games, handing him the keys to Dudley's car.[40] Gill is not playable in any of the arcade versions of the Street Fighter III games. However, he is selectable once he is unlocked from within the console versions of 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike. He appears in the ending of Street Fighter V revealing that Helen is in fact his secretary Kolin.

HugoEdit

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (2nd Impact, SVC Chaos, Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter IV) (Japanese); Len Carlson (3rd Strike), Jim Wallace (Final Fight Revenge), Gerardo Sprigg (Final Fight: Streetwise), Patrick Seitz (Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter IV) (English)

Hugo (ヒューゴー, Hyūgō) is a massive professional wrestler from Germany who first appears in Final Fight under the name Andore (アンドレ). He makes his first Street Fighter appearance in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, in which he wears a similar pink leopard-print shirt and pants with chains around his waist. Because of his physical appearance and strength, Hugo is often compared to André the Giant, a real-life wrestler who worked for the WWF in the mid-80's and inspired the Andore character. Hugo is the son of a farmer from the German countryside and was raised alongside his two younger sisters. After leaving his hometown at the age of 20, he becomes a popular wrestler in the USA, with former street warrior Poison, another enemy character from Final Fight, as his manager.[41][42] In 2nd Impact, Hugo seeks a partner for an upcoming tag team wrestling tournament due to take place in a few months. Hugo's final opponent in the single-player mode varies, the four possibilities being Gill, Ryu, Elena and Necro. Afterwards, Hugo and his rival go on to form a tag team to compete in the CWA tag tournament. In 3rd Strike, Hugo achieves such an overwhelming victory in the tag tournament that no other wrestler dares to challenge him anymore. Worried about the lack of matches for Hugo, Poison forms a new wrestling organization with him, recruiting only the best fighters. In Hugo's ending, he and Poison form the Huge Wrestling Army (H.W.A.), which includes other 3rd Strike characters.[43][44] Outside the Street Fighter III series, Hugo appears as a playable character in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos and Capcom USA's Final Fight Revenge. He also appears as a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken with his official tag partner, Poison. He is an optional pit-fight opponent in Final Fight Streetwise. He also makes a cameo appearance in the Metro City stage of Super Street Fighter IV, and joins the cast as a playable character in Ultra Street Fighter IV.

IbukiEdit

MakotoEdit

NecroEdit

Voiced by: Michael X. Sommers (New Generation, 2nd Impact), Lawrence Bayne (3rd Strike)

Necro (ネクロ, Nekuro), whose real name is Illia (イリヤ, Iriya), was born in a poor Russian village near a lake. He is the third of four children, with two older brothers and a younger sister. He also has massive data. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he wanders off from his home village and into the vicinity of Moscow, where he comes into contact with Gill's organization, which remodels his DNA to turn him into a living weapon, granting him superhuman flexibility. His fighting style is simulated by computer, then programmed into his brain with cyber implants.[41][45] Necro has a long reach and can use throws and electrocution. In his ending, he is tricked by Gill and left for dead in a facility, until he is rescued by a young girl named Effie (エフィー, Efī), and the pair go on a journey together. Necro's story is the same in 2nd Impact, in which he gains the nickname "super electromagnetic alien". In this game, however, he also has a role as one of Hugo's potential final bosses and tag partners, forming the tag team "Thunderbolt". In 3rd Strike, Necro and Effie are pursued by agents of the organization, but still live in hope of "truth and liberty". In his ending, Necro saves Effie from falling and thwarts agents of the Illuminati at the Siberian railroad.[43][46]

OroEdit

QEdit

Voiced by: Len Carlson

Q, who first appears in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, is a mysterious individual in a trenchcoat and hat, whose face is concealed by an expressionless metal mask. Q is being tracked by the CIA because of his presence in numerous strange disasters.[43][47] Nothing of his background has yet been revealed. All of Q's techniques are named in "descriptive" form rather than with traditionally-styled move names, as if they are given by people who have watched him fight. Q was nominated third by Heavy.com as one of 10 Characters they wanted to see in Ultra Street Fighter IV.[10]

RemyEdit

Voiced by: Eiji Sekiguchi

Remy (レミー, Remī), who first appears in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, is a young turquoise-haired savateur from Paris who seeks revenge against his father, a martial artist who abandoned him and his sister. After Remy's sister died, he encased her body in an iced casket, which he keeps in an underwater cove in the Bay of Biscay. Remy takes his aggression out on other martial artists by challenging them to battle. Remy's rival match illustrates this, as his sudden appearance and challenge surprise Alex, who thinks him nothing but a troubled man. In his ending, Remy realizes that he has been inadvertently following in his father's footsteps. He makes peace with his sister and follows a new path. His attacks are similar to that of Guile and Charlie, but no notable connection to them has been established.[19] Remy was voted 8th in Capcom's popularity poll of 85 characters for the 15th anniversary of Street Fighter.[48]

SeanEdit

Voiced by: Isshin Chiba (New Generation, 2nd Impact), Mitsuo Iwata (3rd Strike), Ayumu Murase (V) (Japanese); Chris Rickabaugh (V) (English)

Sean Matsuda (ショーン・マツダ, Shōn Matsuda) is a young boy from an average home in Brazil. Impressed by Ken's performance at a martial arts rally, Sean seeks to become his disciple, calling him "Master Ken". An intense but courteous young man, Sean is determined to win no matter what. He was once trained by his grandfather, who was of Japanese descent. Sean's greatest weakness is receiving attacks while attacking. He dreams of creating his original special moves.[41][49] It is Sean who leads the basketball parry bonus round in 3rd Strike. In his ending, he becomes Ken's disciple, only to be told that he needs to defeat Ryu to become worthy. In 3rd Strike, Sean is allowed to participate in a martial arts tournament, but Ken tells him that his current skills will not even get him through the preliminaries and that he needs to develop his own style. In his 3rd Strike ending, Sean dreams that he has won the championship title, but in fact he loses in the qualifying rounds as a result of his lack of training.[13][43] He is the younger brother of Street Fighter V's Laura.

Sean makes a cameo appearance in Ryu's ending in Marvel vs. Capcom, in which Ryu is training him.

TwelveEdit

Voiced by: Lawrence Bayne

Twelve (トゥエルヴ, Tueruvu) is a humanoid creature introduced as a playable character in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. His stage background, shared with Necro, is Saint Basil's Cathedral. Twelve is the ultimate humanoid weapon developed by Gill's organization. He has a shapeshifting body that is an improved and strengthened version of the prototype body given to Necro. Via the X.C.O.P.Y. super art, Twelve has the ability to briefly copy his opponent's form and moves. His targets are filled with despair when he corners them.[43] His objective is to track down Necro and Effie, who are fleeing from the organization.[50]

A failed prototype of Twelve known as Eleven (イレヴン, Irevun) appeared in Street Fighter V as NPC. Despite being considered as a failure, a raw material of Eleven was used to resurrect Charlie Nash by Kolin.

UrienEdit

Voiced by: Yūji Ueda (2nd Impact), Masayuki Kato (V) (Japanese); Lawrence Bayne (3rd Strike, Capcom Fighting Evolution), Bill Rogers (V) (English)

Urien (ユリアン, Yurian) is introduced in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact. He is Gill's younger brother and shares many of his traits, including his physique but with short hair. Gill and Urien were the children of gifted parents who excelled physically and intellectually. The Illuminati separated the brothers from their birth parents at the age of six and gave them a specialized education to become candidates for its presidency. Gill was chosen, leaving Urien bitter with regret.[41][51] In 2nd Impact, Urien challenges Gill for the presidency. He eventually gains the title, only to learn that Gill has been promoted to Emperor, the true leader of the Illuminati, whose existence is known only to its presidents and chairmen. In 3rd Strike, in spite of his new position, Urien resents the supremacy of his brother. He decides to eliminate Gill permanently and destroys the preservation facility where Gill is still recovering.[31]

Urien also appears in Capcom Fighting Jam as one of the characters representing the Street Fighter III series. Urien reappears as a playable character in Street Fighter V as one of 6 characters released after the game's launch in 2016.

Yun and YangEdit

Introduced in the Street Fighter IV seriesEdit

AbelEdit

Voiced by: Kenji Takahashi (Japanese); Jason Liebrecht (English)

Abel (アベル, Aberu) is a heavily scarred French martial artist described as an amnesiac. Obsessively following every lead on the whereabouts of Shadaloo's remnants, he was found in the burning remains of a Shadaloo base and nursed back to health by a group of mercenaries, working alongside them to rediscover his past and to defeat Shadaloo once and for all. He recognizes Guile's "Sonic Boom" technique, but refuses to comment when Guile presses him for information about Charlie, its originator. It is hinted in his original ending that Abel may have been abducted in his youth to serve as a "replacement body" for M.Bison, or created by Shadaloo as a prototype of Seth, a later replacement body. This is reinforced by dialogue from both Bison and Seth, who refer to him as "the one that got away". The appearance of his eyes change to resemble Seth's during the initiation of his ultra combo. It is also hinted that Charlie was the person that helped him as Abel recognizes Guile's fighting style and Abel even comments to Chun-Li about the soldier that rescued him from Shadaloo.[clarification needed] In Abel's rival encounter, Abel mentions that he recognizes Guile's Sonic Boom, leading to speculation that he may have spent time with Charlie. Abel's fighting style has elements from Judo, Kyokushin style of karate, Wrestling, Sambo and Mixed martial arts. He obsesses big judo or wrestling type of throws and slams as well his signature move Flying wheel kick (Jap. Mawashi kaiten geri) which is originally a full contact karate technique. He usually wears sambo like composition; blue judogi or sambo kurtka with white shorts and belt and also pair of shin pads and MMA gloves. In Street Fighter IV his alternate outfit is like the original, only with blue wrestling singlets with embroided French flag on his chest.

Abel appears as a playable character in the crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken, with his official tag partner, Guile. In the original design, he was a young judo fighter who wore pigtails and "could be mistaken for a girl".[52] He appears as part of Street Fighter V's story, going undercover within Shadaloo at Guile's request to find out the truth behind Operation C.H.A.I.N.S.

C. ViperEdit

DecapreEdit

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (English)
Portrayed by: Katrina Durden

Decapre (ディカープリ, Dikāpuri) makes her first playable appearance in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Originally shown in Juli and Juni's introduction in Street Fighter Alpha 3, Decapre is a member of a special unit within Shadaloo called the "Dolls", or Bison Elite Guard (ベガ親衛隊, Bega Shin'eitai), which is composed of twelve young women brainwashed to serve as Bison's personal assassins. It is revealed in Ultra Street Fighter IV that she is an earlier, imperfect product of Shadaloo's cloning experiments that would eventually result in Cammy's creation. Years later, during the S.I.N. fighting tournament, she escapes the Shadaloo testing facility that houses her and goes on a murderous rampage. The twelve members of the Dolls are named after the months of the Gregorian calendar in various languages, "Decapre" alluding to the Russian word for December, which is actually "Dekabr" (Декабрь).[29][30] She bears a strong resemblance to Cammy (even without her mask), though she speaks with a heavy Russian accent and wears a metallic mask to conceal a large scar covering most of her face.[53][54] Katrina Durden portrayed Decapre in the miniseries Street Fighter: Resurrection.[55]

El FuerteEdit

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese); JB Blanc (English)

El Fuerte (エル・フォルテ, Eru Forute), meaning "The Strong One" in Spanish, is a masked Mexican luchador. He is an aspiring chef who seeks out the greatest fighters to learn what they eat and incorporate their recipes into his cooking. Despite his love of cooking, he seems to be an incompetent chef. Many of his moves have names referring to Mexican food. The UDON comic series of Street Fighter shows El Fuerte as a big fan of R. Mika. He immediately recognizes fellow wrestler Zangief as "Tornado Rojo" (Red Cyclone), and then announces his own title as "The Hurricane of the Gulf of Mexico". He has a friendly rivalry with T. Hawk, who bested him before the events of Super Street Fighter IV and told him to challenge him again when he got stronger. The character of El Fuerte is inspired by real wrestlers from Mexico, in particular El Santo, a prominent Mexican wrestler who also wore a silver mask. He makes a cameo appearance in stage backgrounds for Street Fighter X Tekken.

GoukenEdit

HakanEdit

Voiced by: Shintaro Ohata (Japanese); Lance J. Holt (English)

Hakan (ハカン, Hakan) is an oil wrestler from Turkey and is the second new addition to Super Street Fighter IV. His fighting style is based on Yağlı güreş and involves him coating himself in oil to make his body slippery. This enables him to slide across the ground and launch his opponents by squeezing them through his bulging muscles. Hakan is the father of seven young children and the president of a company that seeks to create the perfect olive oil. He is apparently old friends with E. Honda, his fighting rival in Super Street Fighter IV. There were frequent rumors of Hakan before he was revealed, due to a forum post containing a photograph that was believed to be concept art for new characters. Director Ono stated that Hakan was deliberately written as a "loving husband and father" to alleviate any homoerotic associations that oil wrestling has for American audiences.

JuriEdit

OniEdit

PoisonEdit

RufusEdit

SethEdit

Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka (Japanese); Michael McConnohie (English)

Seth (セス, Sesu) is the main antagonist and final boss of the Street Fighter IV series. Nicknamed the "Puppet Master", he is the Chief Executive Officer of S.I.N., the weapons division of Shadaloo. His body has been heavily modified using advanced technology, with a device installed in his abdomen called the "Tanden Engine". Seth is intent on completing BLECE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Cell Explosion), which spurs the creation of a new fighting tournament.[56] He is named after Seth Killian, Capcom's former[57] senior manager.[58] Seth is a non-playable final boss in the arcade version of Street Fighter IV, but is selectable in the home version.[59] In Seth's ending in Street Fighter IV, he is revealed to be "Number 15", one of many similar androids created by Bison. Originally created to become one of Bison's "replacement bodies", Number 15 rebelled against his programming, trying to overthrow Bison and pursue his own agendas. His special moves are mainly techniques used by other characters, such as Guile's Sonic Boom and Zangief's Spinning Piledriver. He also uses the Tanden Engine for a special move, his super combo, and both of his ultra combos.

Outside of the Street Fighter series, Seth appears as a rival unit in Project X Zone, interacting with Alisa Bosconovitch, Juri, Ryu and Jin Kazama.

VideoGamer.com severely criticized Seth, describing him as "not only cheap to fight against but a lazy effort on Capcom's part. He looks like a rip-off of Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen comic book." They added that the combination of his "silly name" and moves taken from existing characters made him a "disappointment".[60] Eurogamer expressed similar sentiments, particularly criticising the character's "near-unblockable (but weak) Ultra move".[61] IGN AU, while calling him one of several "great" additions to the game's roster, considered the character "gimmicky".[62] Official Xbox Magazine described him as the game's only major disappointment, finding his role as the game's final boss to be an anticlimax.[63]

Introduced in Street Fighter VEdit

AbigailEdit

Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi (Japanese); Xander Mobus (English)

Abigail (アビゲイル, Abigeiru) is a character who makes his playable debut in Street Fighter V. He is a Canadian member of Metro City's Mad Gear gang who originally appeared as a boss character in 1989's Final Fight. He is the game's largest character, with more girth than characters such as Zangief and Birdie. He has a move called the Ontario drop, and likes to mimic car sounds.

EdEdit

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese); Edward Bosco (English)

Ed (エド, Edo) is a character who makes his playable debut in Street Fighter V. He first appears as a child in Street Fighter IV during Balrog's ending, created as a potential replacement body for Bison before being stolen by S.I.N. He is found and freed by Balrog, who believes Ed's ability to channel Psycho Power like Bison could be useful. He is featured in Street Fighter V: A Shadow Falls, having undergone accelerated aging and working alongside Balrog for Shadaloo. He later joined the playable roster during the game's second season of content, now a grown adult.[64] His gameplay can be considered a mixture between Balrog and M.Bison, as he has the boxing prowess of the former and pyschokinetic powers of the latter.

F.A.N.G.Edit

Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (Japanese); Jesse Merlin (English)

F.A.N.G. (ファン, Fan) is a brand new character debuting in Street Fighter V. He is an assassin and the sole survivor from the Nguuhao cartel, who uses poison to attack known as the Poison Hand, and is the self-proclaimed second in command at Shadaloo, having become one of the four Grand Masters following Sagat's departure. After the Nguuhao falsely pledged their allegiance to Shadaloo, they attempted to murder Bison, who in return slaughtered the entire cartel, except for their most skilled assassin, F.A.N.G., who at first planned to resist Bison, but swore unyielding loyalty to him upon knowing the extent of his powers. F.A.N.G. is a charge character.[65] One of the first two players in the world to reach Super Platinum status, and former top spot on the global leaderboard, was a user of the character,[66] however the character has been poorly received, being consistently the least used character in the game.[67]

KolinEdit

Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese); Cindy Robinson (English)

Kolin (コーリン, Kōrin) is a character who makes her playable debut in Street Fighter V. She first appears in Street Fighter III in a non-playable capacity as Gill's assistant. She is featured prominently in Street Fighter V: A Shadow Falls, operating under the name "Helen" and organizing a group of fighters to help stop Bison's plan in order to advance the Illuminati's goals. She later joined the playable roster during the game's second season of content.[68] Her ice attacks that drain the opponent's stun meter will end up freezing them, rather than simply leaving them dizzy.

LauraEdit

Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese); G.K. Bowes (English)
Portrayed by: Natascha Hopkins

Laura Matsuda (ララ・マツダ, Rara Matsuda) is a new character debuting in Street Fighter V. She is a Brazilian fighter who uses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (dubbed Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu) and electricity in her attacks. She is a rather speedy grappler who, unusually, has a projectile attack. She is the older sister to Street Fighter III veteran Sean Matsuda.[69][70] Natascha Hopkins portrayed Laura in the miniseries Street Fighter: Resurrection.[71] Laura has been used to win the NYU Spring Fighters and Cannes Winter Clash tournaments.[72][73]

MenatEdit

Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck (English)

Menat (メナト, Menato, from Arabic منات) is a new character debuting in Street Fighter V. She is the Egyptian apprentice of Rose, and like her is able to wield Soul Power and foresee future events. She can summon multiple orbs that can be shot away or retrieved. Her name may be a reference to the menat, an artifact linked to the cult of the Egyptian goddess Hathor.

NecalliEdit

Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese); Marc Swint (English)

Necalli (ネカリ, Nekari, "Battle"[74]) is a new character debuting in Street Fighter V. Necalli is an ancient Aztec fighting god who descends from time to time to challenge the strongest living fighters and devour their souls after defeating them. Necalli is the only character in Street Fighter V who doesn't have a skeleton when electrocuted, showing he is an unusual entity.

RashidEdit

Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)

Rashid (ラシード, Rashīdo, from Arabic راشد) is a new character debuting in Street Fighter V and is the eldest son of an old Middle Eastern family. He is searching for a missing friend, who used to work as a S.I.N. Engineer, but has been kidnapped by Bison and Shadaloo. Rashid has an obsession with the newest technology and is capable of producing small tornadoes, earning him the nickname "Rashid of the Turbulent Wind". The creation of Rashid was a close collaboration between Capcom Japan, Sony, and Pluto Games.[75] Following the reveal of Shaheen in 2014,[76] the announcement of Rashid was made by Yoshinori Ono himself during the Games15 event in Dubai.[77]

ZekuEdit

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese); David Wald (English)

Master Zeku (是空師匠, Zekū-shishō) is a character who makes his playable debut in Street Fighter V. First appearing in Street Fighter Alpha 2, he is Guy's teacher and the 38th Master of the Bushinryu school. After Guy defeats him, he passes on his title as Master and disappears until Street Fighter V, when he re-emerges seeking to create his own ninja clan and develop a new fighting style. He can vanish, and reappear as a younger version of himself during gameplay. His younger self bears a strong resemblance to fellow Capcom character Strider Hiryu, and considers "Striders" as a possible name for his new clan.

Introduced in the Street Fighter EX seriesEdit

The characters below are not canonical to the Street Fighter storyline. Arika, a company formed of former Capcom employees, owns the characters and the copyright to them.[78] Series producer Yoshinori Ono originally said that the possibility of them appearing in future titles had not been ruled out, stating that Capcom still has a good relationship with Arika,[79] but he has since amended his stance stating that the chances of the characters coming back are very small.[80] A new fighting game featuring these characters is currently being developed by Arika.[81]

AceEdit

Voiced by: Yūji Machi

Ace (エース, Ēsu), who is introduced in Street Fighter EX3, is a government agent who is ordered by the prime minister of his nation to find information about a secret weapon being developed in an underground base. Ace uses a custom fighting style, which the player can edit by passing a series of trials in the game's Character Edit mode. Thus, Ace has access to a wide variety of techniques, including Cammy's "Killer Bee Assault", Elena's "Healing" and some of his own.

AllenEdit

Voiced by: Osamu Hosoi

Allen Snider (アレン・スナイダー, Aren Sunaidā), who appears as a secret character in the original Street Fighter EX and as a regular character in Street Fighter EX Plus and EX Plus α, is a fighter who was said to be the strongest freestyle karate fighter on the American karate circuit, until he experienced his first defeat against a young Ken Masters at the All-American Martial Arts Tournament. Ken told Allen that he was only a "big fish in a small pond". Motivated by these words, Allen sets out to prove that he can be the best not only in America, but in the world.[82] Although absent in Street Fighter EX2 and subsequent games, he makes an appearance in the Arika-developed arcade game Fighting Layer, where he seeks to defeat the strongest opponent on South Island.[83]

AreaEdit

Voiced by: Konami Yoshida

Area (エリア, Eria), who first appears in Street Fighter EX2 Plus, is a young girl with braided hair. She is the daughter of a scientific inventor, and her intellect is said to surpass his. When her father's inventions fail to sell, she modifies them as weapons and tests them in combat against the world's greatest martial artists. In battle, she wears a pair of high-speed rollerblades and a mechanical right arm codenamed "Cancer" (キャンサー, Kyansā).[84]

Bison II and Shin-BisonEdit

Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura

Bison II (ベガ, Bega Tsū?), is a more powerful version of M. Bison that appears in the Street Fighter EX series. In Street Fighter EX2, after defeating M. Bison, a second M. Bison surrounded by floating embers descends from above, merges with the defeated M. Bison and then fights the player. He can be unlocked as a playable character in Street Fighter EX3.

Another version, dubbed Shin-Bison (トゥルーベガ, Turū Bega), appears as the unplayable final boss of Street Fighter EX3. He is fought when the player has accumulated a high enough score which can only be accomplished by means of acquiring numerous perfect victories and by winning matches using a Meteor Combo, Meteor Tag Combo, or a Critical Parade as often as possible. This version of M. Bison is a representation of him whilst going all out and utilizing his full potential.

BlairEdit

Voiced by: Hikari Tachibana

Blair Dame (ブレア・デイム, Burea Deimu), who appears as a secret character in the original Street Fighter EX and as a regular character in Street Fighter EX Plus and EX Plus α, is the daughter of a wealthy European family. She fights wearing a light blue leotard and long boots. In addition to receiving a formal education, Blair has trained herself in various combat sports, believing that one day she will need to know how to defend her loved ones as well as herself. She travels the world to hone her skills with her bodyguard Cracker Jack, whom her mother has hired to protect her. Blair is acquainted with Pullum, as they are both members of the International Debutante Club.[85] Her butler is called Sebastian. Like Allen, Blair appears in Arika's arcade fighting game Fighting Layer, in which she takes a sudden trip to South Island.[86] She is also mentioned in Jack's ending in Street Fighter EX3.[87] In July 2011, a video from an Arika 3DS test project, currently called Fighting Sample, was released, featuring Blair.[88]

C. JackEdit

Voiced by: Banjō Ginga

Cracker Jack (クラッカー・ジャック, Kurakkā Jakku), also known as C. Jack, is a bat-wielding former bouncer from Las Vegas, known for his unstoppable punches. While being pursued by an unknown organization, he becomes Blair's bodyguard to travel the world and flee his pursuers. In Street Fighter EX2, his younger sister is kidnapped by an underground fighting champion named Bharat. In Street Fighter EX2 Plus, he continues to be pursued by the mysterious organization,[89] and by the end of Street Fighter EX3 he seeks refuge in Blair's mansion.

Cycloid-β and Cycloid-γEdit

Cycloid-β (サイクロイド-β, Saikuroido Bēta) and Cycloid-γ (サイクロイド-γ, Saikuroido Ganma), who both appear as secret characters in Street Fighter EX Plus and EX Plus α, are a pair of cyborgs that use the special techniques of other characters. Beta primarily uses command-based special moves, while Gamma specializes in charge-based moves. Both characters were based on test models used for motion capture during the development of the game. Beta is an untextured blue polygonal model resembling a male human, and Gamma is a green wireframed model.[90] In the Japanese version of Street Fighter EX Plus α for the PlayStation, Gamma is given an additional back-story, a weapon secretly developed by Balba (Pullum's father) to annihilate a huge criminal organization.[91] In Street Fighter EX2 Plus, an unidentified Cycloid model appears in one of the bonus rounds.

D. DarkEdit

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi

Doctrine Dark (ドクトリン・ダーク, Dokutorin Dāku), whose real name is Holger (オルガー, Orugā), is a German-American mercenary seeking revenge against Guile. His back-story for Street Fighter EX2 establishes that he was raised in a mercenary training facility, where he was trained in the use of weapons similar to Rolento's, such as knives, grenades, and wires. Dark once served in the American armed forces. He was in a special forces unit led by Guile when it became involved in a scuffle against a rival unit led by Rolento. Holger was the sole survivor of his unit, but suffered tremendous physical and mental scars. He seeks revenge against Guile, feeling that he did not train him sufficiently. During the development of Street Fighter EX, the developers nicknamed him "Mr. Foul-play" (反則くん, Hansoku-kun).[92] In July 2011, a video from an Arika 3DS test project, currently called Fighting Sample, was released featuring Dark.[88]

Guile's fourth alternate (summer) costume in Street Fighter IV is a reference to D. Dark.[93]

Doctrine Dark was among the 20 fighters GamesRadar wished were included in Street Fighter X Tekken.[94]

DarunEdit

Voiced by: Takashi Nagasako

Darun Mister (ダラン・マイスター, Daran Maisutā), makes his appearance as a hidden character in the original Street Fighter EX. He is a popular wrestling champion from India who seeks to challenge other wrestlers such as Zangief and Victor Ortega (from the Saturday Night Slam Masters series). He agrees to become Pullum Purna's bodyguard, hoping to use the opportunity to travel the world and fight many wrestlers. He is absent from the original Street Fighter EX2, but returns in Street Fighter EX2 Plus, in which he obtains another opportunity to fight against more wrestlers around the world after Pullum becomes a princess.[95] In Street Fighter EX3, he has a special ending if the player finishes the single-player mode with Zangief as his tag-partner.[96]

GarudaEdit

Voiced by: Osamu Hosoi

Garuda (ガルダ) first appears as a non-playable boss character in the original Street Fighter EX, but becomes a playable character in subsequent installments. He is a demon dressed in samurai-like armor who wields a sword hidden within his own body.[clarification needed] According to his back-story in the original Street Fighter EX, he was created by the souls of dead men who were consumed by the Satsui no Hadō, although his revised back-story in Street Fighter EX2 suggests that he has an accumulation of negative feelings such as anger, hatred, envy, treachery, and despair. Garuda's form is said to change depending on his opponent: he takes a strong form against warriors seeking strength and feeds on the hatred of warriors who are seeking vengeance.[97]

HayateEdit

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa

Hayate (ハヤテ), who makes his first appearance in the original Street Fighter EX2, is a samurai from the village of Kukunoichi (木霊村, Kukunoichimura), hidden within the mountains. He is following the footsteps of his father, a legendary hero who once saved his home village from the demon Orochi (巨蟒), and is one of the few Street Fighter characters to use a sword in combat. At the end of the original EX2, he vanquishes the demon his father once sealed and saves the local shrine maiden, becoming the new guardian deity of Kukunoichi.[98] Hayate is the only character from the original EX2 who was absent in the arcade version of Street Fighter EX2 Plus. He was re-included in the PlayStation version of the game as a hidden character.[99]

Hokuto and Bloody HokutoEdit

Voiced by: Yuri Amano

Hokuto (ほくと) is the daughter of the Mizugami (水神) family, who was trained in the family's style of kobujutsu, which has been refined into her personal style that resembles the art of aikijujutsu. She was known as Shirase (しらせ) as a child. When Hokuto turned 17, she was sent on a journey to find her older brother Kairi, who went missing years before. Unknown to Hokuto, the true purpose of her journey was not only to find her brother, but to defeat him. She has been implanted with the "Seal of Blood" (血の封印, Chi no Fūin) to exterminate her brother. In the original Street Fighter EX, Hokuto wears a blue-white outfit resembling that of a Japanese archer, and white hachimaki around her long hair. In EX2, she wears a hakama and ties her hair in a pony-tail. She reverts to her original design in EX3. In addition to her regular version, an alternate version named Bloody Hokuto (血の封印を解かれたほくと, Chi no Fūin Tokareta Hokuto, "Hokuto with the Seal of Blood Broken") is featured as secret character in Street Fighter EX Plus.[100]

KairiEdit

Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa

Kairi (カイリ), who first appears as a secret character in the original Street Fighter EX, is depicted as an amnesiac who was initially conceived to be the main character in the EX series. Kairi was born to the main house of the Mizukami family and was trained in the family's traditional art of karate. He appears in the original EX and its re-releases with long black hair and a scar over his left eye. He lost his memories while fighting an unknown challenger and now walks the "Path of the Shura", fighting to survive. He learns that he is the elder brother of Hokuto, who has been on a mission to find him. In EX2, his hair has changed from black to white as a result of his constant battles. After confronting Hokuto and Nanase, he recovers his memories and learns that he was responsible for the death of their father.[101] In July 2011, a video from an Arika 3DS test project, currently called Fighting Sample, was released featuring Kairi.[88]

NanaseEdit

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata

Nanase (七瀬), who first appears as a hidden character in the original Street Fighter EX2 and becomes a regular character in Street Fighter EX2 Plus and Street Fighter EX3, is the younger sister of Hokuto. She was raised to be a successor to the Mizugami clan. Nanase is a skilled master of bojutsu. Although her mood is different from that of her older sister, she is very close to Hokuto, who is the only person she confides in. Nanase becomes worried about Hokuto after she leaves the shrine where they live and does not return. She then learns from her grandfather that she has a brother named Kairi, whom Hokuto was sent to find. She goes on a journey to find Hokuto and Kairi, unaware that the journey is also a test to determine whether she is fit to inherit the Mizugami teachings.[46]

PullumEdit

Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto

Pullum Purna (プルム・プルナ, Purumu Puruna, Arabic: برم برنا) is the daughter of an Arab multimillionaire. She decides to travel the world with her bodyguard Darun when she overhears her grandfather whisper the name "Shadaloo", believing that it is the name of a person. Unknown to Pullum, the reason why her grandfather is worried about Shadaloo is that she has a blood relative working for the organization who is a candidate to become a Shadaloo executive. She is absent from the original Street Fighter EX2 but returns in Street Fighter EX2 Plus, in which she inherits a kingdom after the death of a relative and decides to travel the world once again with Darun to search for her missing father.[85] Pullum's theme tune was later used in the game Technictix.

ShadowgeistEdit

Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi

Shadowgeist (シャドウガイスト, Shadougaisuto) first appears as a secret character in the arcade version of the original Street Fighter EX2 as well as in Street Fighter EX2 Plus and Street Fighter EX3. He is an unknown man from an unnamed country, dressed in a superhero costume similar to Skullomania's. He has artificially enhanced his body in order to overthrow the men in charge of the totalitarian government responsible for the deaths of his wife and daughter. In July 2011, a video from an Arika 3DS test project, currently called Fighting Sample, was released featuring Geist.[88]

SharonEdit

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (EX2), Miki Ito (EX2 Plus, EX3)

Sharon (シャロン), who debuts in Street Fighter EX2, is a beautiful red-haired woman with a tattoo of a rose on her chest. Sharon is depicted wielding a gun in the character artwork for the original EX2, but she does not use any firearms until EX2 Plus. In the story, she lives a double life as a nun taking care of orphans at a monastery and an A-class agent for a secret intelligence group. Having separated from her parents when she was young, her only desire is to be reunited with her family and learn about her past. When she learns that a key member of a criminal organization she was assigned to investigate has the same tattoo that she has, she goes after him to find out why. Her exact nationality is never given.

SkullomaniaEdit

Voiced by: Issei Futamata

Skullomania (スカロマニア, Sukaromania) is the secret identity of Saburo Nishikoyama (西小山 三郎, Nishikoyama Saburō), a third-rate businessman from Tokyo who works to support his wife and children. He adopts his superhero identity when a client asks him to dress up and pose for a superhero attraction at his department store. Donning a full-body skeleton suit, Skullomania sets out to fight evil for real. In Street Fighter EX2, his costume is redesigned, adding a red scarf and a red letter "S" in front of his mask.[102] Many elements of Skullomania are homages to the tokusatsu genre of Japanese action shows in general and Kamen Rider in particular, specifically the red scarf, belt, and prominence of flying kicks in his fighting style. Some people also make comparisons between his appearance and that of real-life luchador La Parka. He makes later appearances in the PlayStation 2 music game Technictix and in Fighter Maker. The character is also used in Komodo Crunchtime, a 2012 shooting game from Rie Studios.[103]

V. RossoEdit

Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi

Vulcano Rosso (ヴルカーノ・ロッソ, Vurukāno Rosso), who makes his debut in Street Fighter EX2 Plus, is a mysterious Italian warrior who leaves his organization in order to avenge the death of his lover. He comes from Bari, and his special moves are named after locations in Italy such as Aetna, Vesuvio, Canossa, Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), and Torre Pendente (Leaning Tower). His hairstyle, mannerisms and battle cries could be a homage to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. At the end of EX2 Plus, it is implied he commits suicide after getting his revenge on his lover's murderer.[104]

Introduced in Street Fighter: The Movie (arcade game)Edit

Below are characters that made their debut in the arcade game based on the live action film.

BladeEdit

Blade (ブレード, Burēdo), played by game designer Alan Noon, is a character who appears exclusively in the Street Fighter: The Movie arcade game. A red-clad member of Bison's shock troops from the film on which the game is based upon, he has undergone rigorous physical training and conceals an array of weapons such as knives and grenades. As revealed in his ending sequence, he is actually Guile's brother Gunloc (Lucky Colt (ラッキー・コルト Rakkī Koruto) in the Japanese version) who has infiltrated the Shadaloo Gang as a deep cover agent, reporting to his brother.[30] As Gunloc, he features in the 1993 wrestling game Saturday Night Slam Masters and it's 1994 sequel Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II, as a hot-headed street fighter turned professional wrestler. After having fulfilled his purpose at Shadaloo, he is said to have returned to professional wrestling.[30] With the release of Street Fighter V, he was given an official entry in the game's encyclopedia and thus was canonized. His stats are exactly the same as listed in the original Slam Masters video game, again confirming his true identity.[105]

Arkane, Khyber and F7Edit

There are three other hidden characters in the arcade game, who are all palette swaps of Blade. Khyber (カイバー, Kaibā) (the yellow shock trooper) uses special techniques that resemble the ones used by Dhalsim (who was not featured in the arcade game) such as the Yoga Flame and Yoga Blast. Arkane (アーケイン, Ākein) (the blue shock trooper) can teleport. F7 (エフセブン, Efusebun) (the black shock trooper) has all the techniques of the other three shock troopers. They all share Blade's ending.[106] The four shock troopers are the only characters from the arcade game excluded from the Street Fighter: The Movie console game, which is a different game based on the same film.

SawadaEdit

Voiced by: Michael Dobson (cartoon)
Portrayed by: Kenya Sawada

Captain Sawada (キャプテン・サワダ, Kyaputen Sawada) is an original character from the 1994 Street Fighter film, who appears as a playable character in both the arcade and the console version of the Street Fighter: The Movie video game. Sawada's voice is the only one dubbed in the film, as Sawada himself only speaks a little English.[107][full citation needed] At the time, Capcom pushed heavily to promote actor Kenya Sawada by any means possible, giving the staff behind the film and game the impression that he was to be the "face" of Capcom, their own action hero to star in later material.[108][full citation needed] Sawada is characterized as Guile's right-hand man and the leader of the AN commando force. He is a hand-to-hand combat specialist who is proficient in all kinds of martial art. His role in the film is very minor. He speaks and fights only a few times in the film, in which he commands a small force of ground troops in the assault on Bison's base. Yet he appears amongst the main characters as they take a pose at the end of the film.

His design in the video game varies somewhat from that in the film. The developers who worked on the arcade version had him go shirtless, based on the fact he was "buff" and partly inspired by Mortal Kombat II characters of the time.[109][full citation needed] Had this presented a problem, the staff would have opted to have a shirt painted over his sprites.[110][full citation needed] The design resembled that of Fei Long in many ways and led to the actor being involved in digitizing sessions for both Sawada and Fei Long. For Fei Long, the design needed little alteration beyond a change of pants, shoes, and hair. However, Fei Long went unfinished due to time constraints, leaving only Sawada.[111][full citation needed] Despite speculation to the contrary, Sawada is unarmed in the arcade game. What appeared to be a "katana" was intended at the time to be "motion blur", but because of a conflict between the two capcom branches, flicker transparency was not applied and it was left solid. Sawada's slashing attacks were intended to have an ethereal appearance akin to the Hadouken. The designers argued for the flicker effect but were denied, and they opted instead for a look based on Mortal Kombat's effects at the time.[112][full citation needed] Later appearances in the console version of the game changed this and gave him a katana.

Michael Dobson voiced Sawada in two episodes of the Street Fighter television series, as head of the A.N. Special Forces when Guile was discharged and formed his team.

Introduced in Street Fighter II MOVIEEdit

This character was only playable in the Street Fighter II MOVIE.

CyborgEdit

Monitor Cyborg (モニターサイボーグ, Monitā Saibōgu), mainly known as Cyborg, is a character created for the Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. It's a playable character in the end of the homonymous game released for the PlayStation and later Sega Saturn. Exclusive to the NTSC region(also known as Street Fighter II : The Interactive Game).

Cyborg was a new model of Monitor Cyborg secretly developed by Shadaloo. Its objective of was to develop its abilities by analyzing the fighting techniques of martial artists around the world in order to gain enough strength to challenge Ryu in combat. While the majority of Cyborg's mission is watching Street Fighters battle, the Cyborg faces Ryu near the game's end. The Cyborg's special moves are the same ones used by Ken in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, including his Shōryū Reppa Super Combo.

Introduced in Street Fighter Online: Mouse GenerationEdit

This character was only playable in the Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation.

ShinEdit

Shin (シン, Shin) is a playable character in Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation making his debut during the game's December 18, 2008 update. He is the only new character created for the game. He is the son of a Japanese karate master and the grandson of a Korean taekwondo master on his mother's side. Pressured by his parents into upholding the family legacy, Shin was not interested in doing so. Eventually, he changes his opinion of martial arts and takes up taekwondo because he thought the style was brilliant and cool.[113]

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Further readingEdit

  • Studio Bent Stuff (Sep 2000). All About Capcom Head-to-Head Fighting Game 1987–2000. A.A. Game History Series (Vol. 1) (in Japanese). Dempa Publications, Inc. ISBN 4-88554-676-1.