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Characters of the Street Fighter series

Characters of the Street Fighter series

The main titles of the Street Fighter fighting game series have introduced a varied cast of 87 characters from the main series, and 34 from several spin-offs, for a total of 121 playable characters who originate from 24 different countries around the world, each with his or her unique fighting style. This is a list of playable characters and non-playable opponents from the whole franchise. They are categorized based on the game in which they first became playable, including 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, Street Fighter 6 and other related games.

Main series

The table below summarizes every single fighter in the main series. A green cell indicates that the character is playable, with the number indicating the revision or version of the game they are introduced in (e.g. the numbers in Street Fighter V and Street Fighter 6 indicate the downloadable content season; number 0 indicates the character was part of the original or base game roster), a red cell indicates that the character does not appear in the game in any way, while a yellow cell indicates that the character makes an appearance as a non-playable character. Bold indicates the character's first playable appearance in the series.



EX series


Introduced in Street Fighter


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

Adon (アドン) 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 two Alpha games, Adon is characterized as a former pupil of Sagat, seeking to surpass his disgraced master by defeating him, which he succeeds in the second Alpha game. In Alpha 3, he tries to track down and challenge Akuma. He briefly appears in Sagat's Street Fighter IV prologue, where he is defeated by Sagat. Adon is a playable character in Super Street Fighter IV, where decides to join the S.I.N tournament and gets his rematch with Sagat, defeating him there. In his ending, he makes fun of redundant Sagat and since then he refers to himself as a new Muay Thai master. Like Birdie and Eagle, Adon and Sagat share a motif: both characters' special moves are inspired by big cats, the jaguar and the tiger.

Adon appears in one episode of the Street Fighter cartoon series as a non-speaking role. He also makes a brief cameo in Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation.

He was the only character fully created by Keiji Inafune for the original Street Fighter. Adon was included in a wishlist of characters by GamesRadar for inclusion in Street Fighter X Tekken. Adon is ranked 22nd in a worldwide Street Fighter character poll held between 2017 and 2018.


Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (SFA series), Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (SFA: The Animation), Hidenari Ugaki (SFV) (Japanese); Paul Dobson (animated series), Michael McCarty (SFA: The Animation), T.J. Storm (SFV) (English)

Birdie debuted in the first Street Fighter as the first of two opponents the player faces in England, where he is initially presented as a tall, white punk rocker with a beak-shaped mohawk hairstyle. He is later redesigned from the Street Fighter Alpha series onwards as a hulking Black British punk rocker with a blonde, blade-shaped mohawk. After a long absence from the series, Birdie returns as a playable character for Street Fighter V, where he is presented as abdominally obese and has new special moves that involve eating and throwing food at his opponents.

Birdie appears in two episodes of the Street Fighter cartoon series. He also makes an appearance in Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation as one of several fighters accompanying Ryu to rescue Shun from Dr. Sadler. Birdie also appears in the Street Fighter Alpha manga by Masahiko Nakahira. He hires Ryu, whom he befriended after a past fight, as a bodyguard for his drug smuggling operation.

Birdie's appearance in the first Street Fighter was voted joint last in Capcom's own popularity poll of 85 characters for the 15th anniversary of Street Fighter, along with a low placement at 87th in a worldwide Street Fighter character poll held between 2017 and 2018. Street Fighter Alpha's Birdie also topped Gameist's list of the 10 "lamest Street Fighter characters ever conceived". Nevertheless, he is included in a series of character wishlists prior to his return to the series in Street Fighter V by IGN, and GamesRadar.


Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi (SFA3, 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. He is introduced in the first Street Fighter as the second computer-controlled opponent the players face in England. Upon his reappearance in later titles, Eagle was redesigned and inspired by Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury: One of his voiced win quotes is "the show must go on", based on the song of the same name. 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 GBATooltip Game Boy Advance and PSPTooltip PlayStation Portable versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3. He has special moves named after English cities, such as 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. Eagle was included in the top 50 Street Fighter characters. Eagle was nominated eighth by as one of 10 characters they wanted to see in Ultra Street Fighter IV.


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, 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. In the Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki comic miniseries, Geki is depicted as a rival clan to Ibuki's clan. On the official website for Street Fighter V, it is implied that the original was killed and had a successor named Geki II. He makes a cameo in Vega's Street Fighter V ending.


Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Alpha series), Yōhei Tadano (SFIV–present), Kazuhiko Inoue (The Legend of Chun-Li) (Japanese); Michael Sorich (SFIV–present) (English)
Portrayed by: Robin Shou (The Legend of Chun-Li)

Gen () is an elderly Chinese martial arts master and former assassin with ties to Chun-Li's backstory, first introduced as a non-playable opponent in the original Street Fighter. Gen resurfaces as a playable character in Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, as well as Street Fighter IV and its updates. Gen's fighting style incorporates various kung fu styles that he has utilized in his assassinations. As of Street Fighter Alpha 2, this is reflected in Gen's ability to switch between two fighting styles during gameplay (mantis and crane). Gen also makes minor appearances in Street Fighter V and Super Gem Fighter: Mini Mix.

Gen has appeared in media outside of video games. UDON's comic book adaptation delves into some of Gen's history as well as giving him a fairly pivotal role in the second arc of the series. Gen appears as one of the main characters the live-action movie, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, portrayed by Robin Shou. Depicted as a younger martial arts master, he serves as the leader of a secret anti-crime organization known as the Order of the Web and teaches Chun-Li her more advanced moves, including the Kikoken, and accompanies her in the fight against M. Bison and Shadaloo. He is mentioned by Gouken in the second episode Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist.

Gen has been positively received for his in-universe longevity, and for being one of the few characters in fighting games who has multiple movesets and who is challenging for most players to master. IGN ranked Gen at number eighteen in their "Top 25 Street Fighter Characters" article. He was ranked 20th on the list of top Street Fighter characters by Complex ranked Gen as the "21st best Street Fighter character"." Now Gamer listed Gen and Heihachi Mishima as one of the rivalries they want to see in Street Fighter X Tekken. In a GamesRadar article by Michael Grimm, a fight between Gen and Wang Jinrei was written as one of the ones players wanted to see in Street Fighter X Tekken. In 2015, Gamer Headlines ranked Gen as the "9th top over 50 video game character in gaming". In 2016, Screen Rant named Gen the "8th Most Powerful Street Fighter Character". In their rankings of Street Fighter characters, Paste Magazine placed Gen at 41st place. Den of Geek ranked Gen as the "34th Best Street Fighter Character".


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.



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, 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, where he challenges 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.


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 US 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. The Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia notably lists them as separate individuals as does the Japanese Street Fighter V website, which has a separate character page for Mike with redesigned artwork for him. He makes a cameo appearance Street Fighter V Arcade Edition.


Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (SFII drama CDs), Yōji Ueda (SF6) (Japanese); Ben Balmaceda (SF6) (English)

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. He later appears in Street Fighter 6 as an NPC in the game's World Tour mode that the player can fight, and has been depicted in other 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.



Voiced by: Shigezō Sasaoka (SFII: The Animated Movie), Shin-ichiro Miki (Real Battle on Film, SFA series, Capcom vs. SNK series), Banjō Ginga (SFII V), Sakai Albright (SFEX series), Kōji Suizu (SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos), Daisuke Endō (SFIV–present) (Japanese); Peter Spellos (SFII: The Animated Movie, SFII V Animaze) (English)

Sagat first appears as the main antagonist and final boss of the original Street Fighter. After the player defeats the eight initial opponents, their character Ryu (or Ken on Player 2's side) is taken to Thailand to face the final two opponents: Adon, Sagat's apprentice and Sagat himself. After being defeated, Sagat tells the player that he or she is the "strongest Street Fighter in the world".

His next appearance was in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, where he appears as one of the four Grand Masters, being the third CPU-controlled boss in the single player mode before M. Bison. He appears in this game with multiple scars, including a large diagonal one across his chest that he received from Ryu as a result of his loss in the first game. This scar reminds Sagat of the grudge he harbors against Ryu after the loss in the first tournament. Like the other bosses, he became a playable character in the subsequent revisions of the game beginning with Street Fighter II': Champion Edition.

Sagat appears in the prequel series Street Fighter Alpha. In addition to fleshing out his rivalry with Ryu, a rivalry with his former apprentice Adon is introduced there as well, along with Dan Hibiki, a character whose father, Go, was killed by Sagat in a fight years before. It was also revealed that Sagat lost his right eye while fighting Dan's father. The Alpha series also show him to become part of M. Bison's criminal organization Shadaloo, but leaves in Street Fighter Alpha 3 after he discovers that Bison had wanted to experiment his Psycho Power against Ryu, allowing him to realize the pettiness of his vendetta against Ryu. Sagat is an unlockable character in Street Fighter EX3, where his story has his resentment for Ryu fading.

Sagat returns in Street Fighter IV once again as a playable character with the animosity in his feud with Ryu no longer present and even referring to him in his ending as a "friend". In Street Fighter V, Sagat is featured as part of the third season of downloadable content. During his story, he is briefly tempted by Satsui no Hadō but overcomes it, coming to understand Ryu's struggles in the process.

Sagat also appears in crossover games such as Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken, in which he is paired up with Dhalsim and in other titles, including mobile puzzle game Street Fighter: Puzzle Spirits, where he is a super-deformed character.

Basim Usmani of Dualshockers described him as the most believable villain of the series, a celebrated kickboxer that used very few words. They additionally praised his design compared to other fighters in the series, stating "He is tall, arrogant, and muscular in a way that is only slightly exaggerated, [...] He lives to fight and usually appears to be having a good time." IGN's D. F. Smith noted that while much of his design didn't stand out, "Throw in that face, though, and everything changes," adding that elements such as his scar and eye patch "come together to make a guy who means business." Smith further noted his importance as one of the few characters from the original Street Fighter to appear in later installments of the series, stating that while he wasn't as popular as Ryu, "he's certainly pulled together a following of his own." Gavin Jasper of Den of Geek described him as "a bit of an antihero", whose personality is reflected in how he fights, comparing him to Ryu but describing him as "far more blunt, unforgiving, and controlling". He further praised his story for being one of redemption, and how he eventually comes to see the world the same way his rival Ryu does.

Though Capcom has not stated the inspirations for Sagat's character, IGN noted a close resemblance to manga Karate Baka Ichidai's antagonist Reiba. Thai website Sanook additionally suggested the character's name was likely borrowed from that of Muay Thai fighter Sagat Petchyindee, who made several fighting appearances in Japan in the 1980s.

Introduced in the Street Fighter II series



Voiced by: Daisuke Gōri (SFII drama CDs), Joji Nakata (SFII: The Animated Movie), Tomomichi Nishimura (SFII V), Koichi Yamadera (SFA3, Capcom vs. SNK series), Sōnosuke Nagashiro (SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos), Satoshi Tsuruoka (SFIV, SFXTK, SFV) (Japanese); Paul Dobson (SF animated series), Joe Romersa (SFII: The Animated Movie, SFII V Animaze dub), Werner Richmond (SFII V ADV dub), Bob Carter (SFIV, SFXTK, SFV) (English)

Balrog is depicted as an African-American boxer wearing blue trunks with white trim and a torn white shirt under a blue tank top, wearing red boxing gloves and boxing shoes. In Japan, the character of Balrog is named M. Bison (with the letter being an initial for "Mike") after real-life boxer Mike Tyson. However, when the developers of Street Fighter II were working on the overseas versions, they rotated the names of three of the boss characters for the English localization, fearing that naming the boxer character "Mike Bison" might be a legal liability. Ironically, years later, Mike Tyson revealed that he was unaware of the character, but was honoured by the homage.

Balrog appears in Street Fighter II as the first of four CPU-controlled opponents at the end of the single-player tournament. Balrog would become a playable character in subsequent revisions of the game, beginning with Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. Balrog is characterized as a belligerent street-raised boxer seeking the "American Dream" and one of the "Four Devas" (Shitennou, "Four Heavenly Kings") of Shadaloo. His next major appearance was in Street Fighter Alpha 3. Balrog was a CPU-controlled sub-boss in the arcade version who faced only certain characters and was only playable after certain requirements were met, but also selectable as a playable character via secret code. He was made into a regular playable character in the arcade update and subsequent home versions and given his own in-game plot, home stage and endings. This incarnation of Balrog also appears in Capcom vs. SNK and Capcom vs. SNK 2. Balrog also appears in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos. Balrog appears in Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV, once more serving Shadaloo in the hopes of making easy money. He appears in the crossover fighting game, Street Fighter X Tekken, with his official tag partner, Vega. Balrog reappears in Street Fighter V as one of the game's initial six DLC characters, released in July 2016.

In the 1994 anime film Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, Balrog is portrayed as one of Bison's three top men like in the Street Fighter II games, serving as a representative and informant for Bison during a drug deal in Las Vegas and ends up fighting against E. Honda during the final battle. Honda defeats him off-screen and later carries him to safety. He is presumably handed over to the authorities after Bison is defeated by Ryu and Ken. In battle, he wears dark green cargo pants instead of his boxing trunks, and lacks his boxing gloves. He is voiced by Jouji Nakata in the original Japanese version and Joe Romersa in the English dub.

In the 1994 live-action film version of Street Fighter, Balrog is portrayed by Grand L. Bush and is a supporting protagonist, more specifically the videographer in Chun-Li's news crew. Like the other members (Chun-Li and Honda), Balrog holds a grudge against the Shadaloo Tong, headed by Sagat, for ruining his boxing career, after apparently refusing to throw a match for them. Near the end of the film, he dons a purple variation of his regular outfit from the games and aids Guile, Chun-Li, Ryu and Ken in rescuing the hostages, and personally breaks the lock to the hostage chamber to free them. In the AN forces' files, he is listed as "Balrog, G"; the "G" could either stand as the first initial for Gerard (the middle name of Mike Tyson), or it could possibly be a homage to Grand L. Bush's first name. Balrog also appears in the arcade and home versions of the Street Fighter: The Movie game.

The 1995 anime series Street Fighter II V features a significantly altered depiction of Balrog where he is a Shadaloo spy who has infiltrated Interpol. Balrog hires Cammy to assassinate Chun-Li's father Dorai, under the false pretense that Dorai is the Shadaloo spy. Though Cammy carries out the assassination, Balrog later learns from his superiors that Dorai survived and Interpol are covering it up to lure the spy up. In a panic, Balrog demands that Cammy finish Dorai off, which leads to a fight between her and Fei-Long inside Dorai's hospital room, during which Cammy learns of Balrog's treachery. Balrog is later confronted by Cammy and he attempts to kill her, but with help from Fei-Long and the Interpol chief, he is subdued and arrested. Unlike in the games, Balrog never actually fights in the TV series and only appears in wearing boxing gear in concept art and during the show's second opening animation. He was voiced by Tomomichi Nishimura in Japanese, while Joe Romersa reprises his role from Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie for the English dub.

In the 1995 Street Fighter animated series, Balrog appears as a computer programmer working for Bison. He appears in one episode only ("Medium is the Message"), where he was voiced by Paul Dobson.

In the 2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Balrog is played by Michael Clarke Duncan. He serves as Bison's bodyguard, and is a feared gangster. He is killed by Chun Li's mentor Gen.

Balrog was voted 18th in Capcom's own popularity poll of 85 characters for the 15th anniversary of Street Fighter. IGN ranked Balrog at number 15 in their list of top Street Fighter characters in 2008, noting his similarities to Tyson as well as his role as one of boxing's representatives in fighting games. Tyson would become aware of Balrog's similarities in 2019, decades after his introduction, commenting that he felt honored that they made the impersonation.

Den of Geek compared his relationship to Bison to that of He-man characters Beast Man and Skeletor, in that he acts as a powerful but dumb henchman for a much stronger villain. They further lamented that his original storyline of causing Shadaloo's downfall was retconned, though praised his new role as Ed's surrogate father, and wished to see how it progressed. Paste stated they had mixed thoughts on the character, citing him on the one hand as one of the "worst examples of brutish black characters in videogames. On the other, his raw power and surprising finesse make you want to believe his character has more going for him than pure punching prowess. "



Cammy White or rather code-named as (Killer Bee/ Kirā Bī) in Japanese, Cammy is a girl from England, United Kingdom and is an amnesiac MI6 and is a member of the Delta Red Special Operation Unit located in the UK.

Cammy made her first appearance in Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, She wears a green sleeveless leather Leotard that exposes her bare butt, red socks and black combat boots with a red barrett and her red gauntlets.

At the end of the game, Cammy demanded M. Bison to tell her about her past and accused him for the scar on her cheek as Bison replied saying that they were once in love and that she had received the scar by an unfortunate accident refusing saying "No that's impossible!, I cannot fall in love with a man like you!"


Dee Jay


E. Honda

Fei Long

Voiced by: Masakatsu Funaki (SFII: The Animated Movie), Kazuki Yao (SFII V), Kōsuke Toriumi (SFA3), Yuichi Nakamura (SFIV) (Japanese); Bryan Cranston (SFII: The Animated Movie), Paul Dobson (SF animated series), Andrew Klimko (SFII V ADV dub), Randy McPherson (SFII V Animaze dub), Matthew Mercer (SFIV) (English)

Inspired by martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, Fei Long is depicted as an action film star from Hong Kong who enters the World Warrior tournament to test his skills as a martial artist. In his ending for Super Street Fighter II, he gives up his film career and forms his own kung-fu style known as the Soaring-Heaven style (飛天流, Hitenryū, meaning "Sky-Flying style"). His stage bears a strong resemblance to the Tiger Balm Garden prior to its demolition.

Feilong reappears in the console versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3, where his stage was inspired by Kowloon Park. The game takes place before Feilong achieved fame as a movie star, as he makes his first hit movie in his ending in the game. He returns as a playable character in the console versions of Street Fighter IV.

As a non-playable character, Feilong appears as a spectator in Dan Hibiki's stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2 and in Felicia's ending in Super Gem Fighter: Mini-Mix (Ken hooks her up with Feilong to jumpstart her movie career), in which he also has a cameo in one of the stages, in a ramen restaurant.

In Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, Feilong appears as an opponent who challenges Ryu to a match while taking a break from filming his new movie. Despite putting up a good fight, Feilong loses after Ryu breaks his arm and knocks him out with a Tatsumaki Senpukyaku, but he and Ryu become friends after Feilong realises that his opponent was the one who beat Sagat. Following their fight, Ryu and Feilong take a walk, during which Feilong mentions that Sagat now works under M. Bison for Shadowlaw, which leads Ryu to first learn about the organization. In the original Japanese version he is voiced by real-life mixed martial artist Masakatsu Funaki, while in the English dub he is voiced by a then-unknown Bryan Cranston (credited as Phil Williams).

In the anime series Street Fighter II V, Feilong is portrayed as martial artist and movie star who is a childhood acquaintance of Chun-Li, having been trained by her father, Inspector Dorai. He ends up fighting against Ken, who poses as a stunt actor during the filming of a new movie, and the two become friendly acquaintances along with Ryu. He later fights Cammy, who injured but failed to kill Dorai, in the hospital, where Cammy had been sent by Balrog to finish the job. After Cammy realises that she was fooled, she and Feilong join forces to take Balrog down. In the series, Feilong looks up to Dorai as a father figure, and tells Dorai's superior that Dorai meant more to him than his biological father.

In UDON's comic adaptation of the Street Fighter storyline, Feilong is caught up in Shadaloo's affairs after turning down a criminal movie producer's offer. Eventually, he joins Chun-Li and Gen to bring down the heads of the Hong Kong Shadaloo operation, Xiayu and Yanyu (two of M. Bison's Doll agents). They engage the pair at their Triad compound and fight off a legion of thugs and criminals before they send the duo running.

Feilong also appears briefly in the manga Cammy by Masahiko Nakahira. He challenges Cammy to a fight although he is ignored by her, and then is forced to return to a movie shooting. Nakahira depicted Feilong wearing Bruce Lee's trademark yellow tracksuit with black sidestripes from the film Game of Death.

Korean American actor Brandon Soo Hoo played Feilong in the fan film Street Fighter: Enter the Dragon.

The character has received a generally positive reception from players and game journalists. In the 2002 poll by Capcom in Japan, he was voted as 38th-most popular Street Fighter character. IGN ranked Feilong at number 19 in their 2008 list of top Street Fighter characters, stating "If there's any martial arts star who deserves a videogame homage, though, Bruce Lee is probably the one. Feilong helped begin a long string of characters inspired by the kung fu icon Bruce Lee". GamesRadar featured him their article "Kickass Bruce Lee clones", noting that his gameplay performance "captured the essence of Lee's iconic fighting style in his films." Gavin Jasper from Den of Geek ranked Feilong 47th on his list of Street Fighter characters, and commented that while the character is lacking in originality as a clone of Bruce Lee, he likes the fact that the character is self-aware and knows that he is a rip-off.


M. Bison

T. Hawk

Voiced by: Shōzō Iizuka (SFII: The Animated Movie, SFA3), Tōru Nara (SSFIV) (Japanese); Steve Blum (SFII: The Animated Movie), Paul Dobson (animated series), David Vincent (SSFIV) (English)

During the development of Super Street Fighter II, T. Hawk was named "Geronimo", but it was changed after an American staff member suggested that the name "Geronimo" might be seen as racially offensive. T. Hawk's hairstyle was also changed from an Elvis-style haircut to something more consistent with his heritage on the suggestion of a staffer from Capcom's US office named Steve Patton, who is of Native American heritage.

T. Hawk was introduced as the second "grappler" style character in the series; he is much quicker and more maneuverable than the series' other large type characters such as Zangief and Sagat, in spite of his massive frame. Moves such as the long-range "Condor Dive" are examples where his primary strategic aim does not involve grabbing an opponent up close.

T. Hawk is one of the four new characters introduced in Super Street Fighter II. He is a member of the fictional Thunderfoot indigenous American clan, whose homeland was taken over 30 years before the events of the game by M. Bison, who also murdered his father, Arroyo Hawk. Thunder Hawk enters the tournament to reclaim his homeland from Bison. T. Hawk has always been billed as originating from Mexico. His backstory states that he was born in the Sonoran desert and that he resides in the Monte Albán plains. His second appearance as a playable character was in the home versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3, in which he leaves his home village after the disappearances of some of the locals. His last opponent before fighting Bison is Juli, one of Bison's bodyguards. The girl T. Hawk is searching for is revealed to be Julia, who was captured and brainwashed into becoming one of Bison's assassins named Juli. T. Hawk again returns in Super Street Fighter IV. He has regained his homeland following the events of the Street Fighter II series, but must fight Shadaloo once more, this time to rescue Julia, who has disappeared again. His rival is El Fuerte, who challenges him after a previous, as yet undisclosed defeat at T. Hawk's hands.

In the 1994 live-action film version of Street Fighter, T. Hawk is played by Gregg Rainwater and is a military sergeant serving the Allied Nations Peacekeeping Force under Colonel Guile. In this version he is portrayed as a Native American.

He also makes a small appearance in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, in which he travels to America to seek out and defeat Ken Masters. During the fight, T. Hawk makes it clear that he has heard of Ryu, and though he appears enraged when Ken claims that he is not as challenging an opponent as Ryu, T. Hawk implies a desire to find and fight Ryu. Despite landing some good blows, T. Hawk is defeated, and he develops a new respect for Ken, but this brief fight is observed by one of Shadaloo's monitor cyborgs and provides Bison with information about Ken's backstory with Ryu, leading him to seek out and recruit Ken in Ryu's stead.

In the American cartoon series Street Fighter, T. Hawk's has temporarily quit the Street Fighters to work for Satin Hammer as an undercover agent. Unlike in the games, T. Hawk has the ability to fly in the first two episodes he appears in, but for unknown reasons, the power wears off later on.

Gavin Jasper from Den of Geek considered him to be lacking in interesting qualities while calling a version of the character in the Street Fighter cartoon a doofus. He further described his existence in the series as part of a mid-'1990s fad of including token Native American characters in popular media. Joshua Furr of Dualshockers on the other hand described the characters as "groundbreaking", noting that by that point there had not been prominent Native American characters in video games, praising Capcom for creating a fictitious tribe instead of appropriating, though acknowledging he was "at first glance, a complete stereotype of Native American culture: feathered headband, facial warpaint, excessive denim." Paste stated "his tragic story of loss and redemption is one of the better bits of fighting game lore," further praising the character's high dexterity and adding hope his character would get a happy ending, "but for now he's a gem among the list of regular side-characters."


Violent Ken


Introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha series

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/Kage) and Capcom Fighting Jam (Ingrid), as well as a few original characters.


Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (Final Fight CD), Koichi Yamadera (SFA3), Nobuyuki Hiyama (SFA3 Drama Album), Daisuke Kishio (SSFIV, SFXTK, SFV) (Japanese); Michael T. Coleman (SSFIV, SFXT, SFV) (English)

Cody Travers first appears as the lead character of the 1989 beat-em-up Final Fight, where he is one of the three playable characters in the game, with Cody being the well-balanced character of the trio. In the game, he is a martial artist whose girlfriend Jessica has been kidnapped by the Mad Gear Gang. He teams up with his friend and rival Guy, and Jessica's father Haggar, to defeat the gang. In the game, he wears hand wraps, a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.

After the events of Final Fight, Cody is mentioned in the SNES sequel, Final Fight 2, where he is shown in the opening flashback to be the one delivering the finishing blow to the Mad Gear gang's leader, Belger, from within the first game, but Cody himself does not appear within the second game at all. His absence from the second game was given an in-story explanation that he was taking a vacation with Jessica during the time of Final Fight 2.

Cody makes a cameo appearance in Guy's Final Fight-themed home stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2, where he is being cuddled by his girlfriend Jessica at the left corner of the stage; if a female character is in front of Cody, he will draw his attention away from Jessica and towards the female fighter for a moment until an envious Jessica slaps Cody in the face and regains his attention. The couple makes a similar cameo appearance in Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, in which they're among the spectators watching the fight at the background of the "Mall Madness" stage.

His next major appearance was in 1998's Street Fighter Alpha 3, being the fourth Final Fight character to appear in the Alpha sub-series. In this game, Cody had ended his relationship with Jessica (who has since left Metro City to study abroad in Europe) and became a convicted felon, having been thrown into jail after becoming a vigilante. Bored with his peaceful life, Cody had wandered the streets looking for any riffraff he could find, and subsequently beat them into submission until he was finally caught and jailed. Instead of his jeans and white T-shirt from Final Fight, Cody's wardrobe now consists of a blue-and-white striped prison uniform with handcuffs on his wrists (which he is actually able to remove when he taunts his opponent, but fights wearing them anyway) and stubble on his face. His fighting style in the game is modeled after his abilities from Final Fight. During his single-player storyline, Cody is challenged by Birdie and ends up joining forces with his friend and former ally Guy in his fight against M. Bison.

Cody would appear in two subsequent Final Fight games following his appearance in Alpha 3. Final Fight Revenge, an American-developed 3D fighting game based on Final Fight also released in 1998, features Cody from within his depiction in the original Final Fight. In his character's ending, he gets arrested by police officer Edi E. after being framed by the surviving members of Mad Gear and he is shown in Poison's ending wearing the same jailbird outfit he wears in Street Fighter Alpha 3. A second American-produced Final Fight spinoff, 2006's Final Fight: Streetwise, features Cody as the elder brother and mentor of the new main character, Kyle. Cody wears his classic original outfit, but with an orange prison shirt over the T-shirt. Prior to the events of the game, Cody was willingly incarcerated for an unspecified crime committed by Guy, causing a fallout between the two former friends. Upon getting out of prison, Cody's constant fighting had taken its toll upon his own knees, in which he had developed arthritis from within them and that Cody himself was forced to retire from mainstream fighting, becoming a cornerman for Kyle during his run from within Metro City's underground pit fighting circuit. During the events of Final Fight Streetwise, Kyle learns that Cody had been taking a new street drug known as "GLOW", which is said to give the user immense strength and power, but turns them violent and dangerous at the same time. Eventually, Cody is kidnapped by Father Bella (who is later revealed to be the younger brother of Belger) and is used as a brainwashed guinea pig by Bella, who seeks revenge against him for the death of his brother. In the end, Cody regains his senses and helps Kyle defeat Bella. Few days later, the effect of the GLOW cures Cody from arthritis when returning to his former human-self.

Cody returned as one of the new characters in Super Street Fighter IV, breaking out of prison to try to cure his boredom. His rival is Guy, who tries to convince him to team with him to fight Seth. In his ending after he defeats Seth, Cody runs into Guy once again and after deflecting Guy's praise, leaves to return to his cell where he claims he belongs. Cody is also featured as a playable character via DLC in Street Fighter X Tekken, with Guy as his official tag partner.

Cody returned as a playable character in Street Fighter V as part of its third season of downloadable content. Now free from prison and no longer forced to wear the uniform and handcuffs, Cody succeeds Mike Haggar as the new Mayor of Metro City. Though he is bored with the bureaucracy of the position and misses fighting the city's gangs, he secretly enjoys his new life. Under Cody's direction, as of Street Fighter 6 World Tour, Metro City becomes mostly lively.

An episode of the American Street Fighter animated series titled "Final Fight" adapts the plot of the original 1989 beat-em-up game, with Cody portrayed as a slow-witted, short-tempered character with a southern accent. In the episode, Cody and Guy, after learning that Cody's girlfriend and Haggar's daughter Jessica is kidnapped by the Mad Gear gang, go off to fight them on their own accord, while Ryu and Ken are hired by Haggar to infiltrate the gang in order to help find and save his daughter. Cody knocks Belger from the top window of his penthouse (although Belger is not killed), and rescues Jessica. He also appears in some of the Street Fighter comics by UDON. In Resident Evil Zero, Billy Coen can have Cody's prison outfit as an extra costume as a DLC. Professional wrestler Kenny Omega portrayed Cody for a live action Street Fighter V trailer.


Evil Ryu


Voiced by: Yūsuke Numata (Final Fight CD), Tetsuya Iwanaga (SFA series, FFR, Capcom Fighting Evolution, Namco × Capcom), Tsuguo Mogami (SSFIV, SFXTK) (Japanese); Jason C. Miller (SSFIV, SFXTK) (English)

Guy is one of three playable characters, along with Cody and Mike Haggar, in the original arcade version of Final Fight, released for the arcades by Capcom in 1989. In the backstory of the original Final Fight, Guy is established to be the 39th successor of the Bushin-style Ninpo. He aides his friend Cody as well as Metro City Mayor Mike Haggar in rescuing Jessica, who is Haggar's daughter and Cody's girlfriend, from the Mad Gear gang.

Due to space constraint, Guy was initially omitted from the SNES port of the game, with Cody and Haggar being the only playable characters in that version. Capcom later produced a second SNES version titled Final Fight Guy, which replaced Cody's character with that of Guy (who is the only character featured in the game's cover art). Later versions of the game such as Final Fight CD for Sega CD and Final Fight One for the Game Boy Advance would include all three characters. Capcom also produced an NES game titled Mighty Final Fight, a parody of the original Final Fight which features all three characters.

Capcom later released Final Fight 2 in 1993, a sequel created specifically for the SNES. In this installment, Guy's sensei, Genryusai and his daughter Rena (Guy's fiancée), are kidnapped by the new incarnation of Mad Gear. In the game's story, Guy is off on a training mission and is unable to rescue his fiancée and master. Instead, the game features Guy's sister-in-law, Maki Genryusai, who has also been trained in the same fighting style, and Carlos Miyamoto, a South American swordsman. Guy only makes an appearance in the end of the game, although the game does feature power-up icons shaped after his character.

In Final Fight 3, released in 1995, Guy finally returns to Metro City and teams up with Haggar to rid Metro City of the Skull Cross gang, the latest gang to try to pick up where Mad Gear had left off. They are joined by Metro City SCU officer Lucia Morgan and former gang member who double crossed the gang, Dean (who wanted revenge when Skull Cross murdered his family). The four succeed, and are able to rid Metro City of the criminals. Metro City is left in shambles, but Guy does not seem to care, and leaves that to Haggar.

In 1998, Guy was featured in Final Fight Revenge, the American-produced fighting game for the arcades and Sega Saturn. In 2006, the second American-produced Final Fight sequel, Final Fight: Streetwise, a reimagined Guy's character as a Japanese crime lord in the Japan Town district of Metro City.

When Capcom produced the original Street Fighter Alpha in 1995, Guy would be one of two Final Fight characters to be included in the game along with the game's second stage boss Sodom. He was selected for inclusion because of his high popularity at the time. Guy and Sodom would be joined by Rolento in 1996's Street Fighter Alpha 2 and by Cody in 1998's Street Fighter Alpha 3, followed by Maki's appearance in the portable versions of Alpha 3. In the Alpha games, Guy's Bushin predecessor is revealed to be a man named Zeku, who would appear in Guy's ending in Street Fighter Alpha 2 to test Guy for his successor-ship. Zeku's presence in the game contradicts Final Fight 2, which identifies Genryusai as Guy's sensei, as designers of the Alpha games did not take into account the SNES Final Fight sequels when developing the games. Zeku was mentioned once again in Guy's bio in Street Fighter Alpha 3.

In Street Fighter IV, Guy was one of the new characters added in Super Street Fighter IV. In his ending, he is shown rescuing an unconscious Rose from Bison. In Rose's ending it is hinted that he might be the only one powerful enough to stop Bison (though in Street Fighter V, Bison is destroyed once and for all by Ryu), and in Cody's ending Guy is shown trying to persuade him to come back on the right side of the law. Guy is also the one who threw the kunai in Fei Long's ending in the original Street Fighter IV, since Ibuki has no involvement with S.I.N.

Guy is as a playable character in Capcom Fighting Jam, a crossover fighting game also featuring characters from Darkstalkers and Red Earth. Guy is a playable character in the Japan-only tactical role-playing game Namco × Capcom, in which he is paired with Sho (Ginzu) from Captain Commando as a single unit, the in-game story depicting Sho as his future Bushin-ryu successor. He also appears as a playable character via DLC (actually contained on the game disc) in the Tekken and Street Fighter series' crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken, in which also Tekken's Raven can be dressed in Guy's costume.

Guy appears in the American Street Fighter animated series in an episode titled "Final Fight", which adapts the plot of its namesake. In this episode, Guy and Cody befriend Ryu and Ken, who aid them in fighting the Mad Gear Gang to save Jessica. He also makes an appearance in Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation as one of the warriors who have agreed to accompany Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li to Professor Sadler's base and rescue Shun, Ryu's alleged brother. As the fighters battle each other outside Sadler's base to demonstrate their skills, Guy fights Dhalsim. When Sadler's true intentions are revealed, Guy and the other fighters are freed by Ken and Chun-Li.

Guy makes an appearance in UDON's Street Fighter II Turbo comic, in which he was given an invitation to fight in the Japanese branch of the Street Fighter Tournament by M. Bison. Dan tries to take Guy's invitation from him by force, yet is quickly defeated. At night, Dan breaks into Guy's house and steals his invitation; Guy witnesses the whole event, but decides to give Dan a chance, as he was not planning on joining the competition in the first place. Guy also appears in the manga adaptation of Street Fighter Alpha by Masahiko Nakahira, where he is depicted as a well-known vigilante ninja credited with bringing an end to several criminal organisations. Guy disguised himself as a member of Shadaloo to face M. Bison, but he is forced to reveal his identity when Vega tries to kill both Adon and a possessed Ryu. After making quick work of Vega, Guy kicks several oil drums at Ryu (a nod to the Final Fight series), then proceeds to fight Ryu. Due to Guy's superior speed and training to fight multiple enemies at once, Guy is able to block every attack from Ryu's Shun Goku Satsu and defeat him. He is last seen watching over the battle between Ryu and Sagat.

Guy's character was created and originally designed by Akira "Akiman" Yasuda, who felt that it was a Capcom company tradition to often feature a ninja character, even in the Western-themed game Gun.Smoke. His work-in-progress name was simply "Ninja", inspired by the actor Sho Kosugi who often played ninja characters during the 1980s. According to Capcom's Tatsuya Minami, Guy was included in Street Fighter because he was extremely popular and easy to translate to the one-on-one fighting genre.


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. 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. She addresses both Ryu and Rose by name, despite the two of them never revealing their names to her. Rose also cannot look into Ingrid's future, as she did with other Street Fighters. 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". 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. Ingrid also plays a role in the background story of Street Fighter X Tekken. She appears as a solo unit in Project X Zone 2. In addition, her likeness is featured as a downloadable alternate costume for Karin in Street Fighter V.

On Capcom's official Street Fighter Character Poll, Ingrid ranked 4th most popular character in the Japanese rankings. 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. Ingrid also placed tenth by as one of 10 Characters they wanted to see in Ultra Street Fighter IV. 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.

According to Matt Moylan, Director of Publishing for UDON Entertainment, Ingrid can't be used in Street Fighter comics without special permission as Capcom has seemingly reclassified her as a guest character.

Juli and Juni

Voiced by: Akiko Komoto (SFA3, Namco × Capcom), Sachiko Kojima (SSFIV OVA), Kumi Tanaka (SFV) (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (SSFIV OVA), Elizabeth Maxwell (SFV) (Juli) (English)
Voiced by: Akiko Komoto (SFA3, Namco × Capcom, SFV), Haruka Kimura (SSFIV OVA) (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (SSFIVSFV) (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. 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. 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.

Juli and Juni appear in Namco × Capcom as two enemy characters that protagonists face throughout the game. They make cameo appearances in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, and remains NPC in later Street Fighter mainline games since Super Street Fighter IV. Since Street Fighter IV, as shown in the second OVA prequel which commemorated Super Street Fighter IV, Juni was the first Doll to be saved and under protection of Delta Red. In Street Fighter V, Juli and the other Dolls has their original mind altered by F.A.N.G., until the Dolls member, Decapre becomes a second to be saved, and aids Cammy and other heroes in a final raid on Shadaloo Base, allowing Rashid to use a code given by his late female friend whom F.A.N.G. murdered to free all the Dolls. Street Fighter 6 World Tour Mode reveals that Juli, and her fellow Thunderfoot tribeswoman and also former Shadaloo Dolls member, Noebellum have return to their home tribes sometimes later while remains in touch with Delta Red, with the former now married to T. Hawk.



Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa

Maki Genryusai (源柳斎 真紀, Genryūsai Maki) is the youngest daughter of unnamed 37th grandmaster Genryusai, whose clan founded Bushin-ryu Ninjutsu, first appear in Final Fight 2. She and her elder sister, Rena were old friends of Guy, who then becomes her sister's fiancé and her future brother in-law. Like Guy, Maki was also taught by her father's successor, Zeku.

The plot of Final Fight 2 revolves around the kidnapping of Rena and their father by the newly revived Mad Gear gang during Guy's absent. Maki enlists the help of Mike Haggar and his friend Carlos Miyamoto to rescue them. Maki's first return appearance was tie-in manga in the Street Fighter Alpha 2 tie-in manga Sakura Ganbaru!, where she appears as one of Sakura Kasugano's competitors in a tournament sponsored by the Kanzuki family.

Maki has made her fighting game debut in Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001, and this incarnation of the character would be adapted for the portable versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3 for the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable (PSP). Maki's ending in Capcom vs. SNK 2 implies that she is searching for Guy to challenge him for the Bushin style's succession following her father's death. Maki's storyline in the PSP version of Alpha 3 plays upon this premise and has Maki fighting Guy as her penultimate opponent in the single-player mode, before M. Bison; in a nod to her appearance in Sakura Ganbaru!, Maki also confronts Sakura as her fifth opponent.

Maki also appears in the SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash video game series by SNK Playmore and in the Street Fighter comic series by UDON, and makes small cameos in the video games Final Fight Revenge (in Damnd's ending) and Capcom Fighting Evolution, and in the American Street Fighter cartoon series (in the episode "Final Fight"). A four-inch figurine of Maki was released only in Japan as part of a three-figure Capcom vs. SNK 2 set by Capcom, based on Kinu Nishimura's artwork for this game; Street Fighter Zero 3 figures of Maki were also released by other companies in 2002 and 2011.

Maki has been generally very well received by video game journalists and gamers alike. According to Hyper review of Final Fight 2, "Capcom get PC points for including a female character. Too often the girls are just the helpless kidnap victim, but Maki is as hard and fast as the blokes, and has some very damaging kicks in her repertoire." Video Games & Computer Entertainment in their own review added "The leggy, red-haired Maki is bound to draw a lot of attention from fighting fans." GamePower in turn praised her inclusion, stating "Maki promises to break hearts (like mine) and share the stage with Chun-Li." Jeremy Parish for USGamer described her as "Capcom's answer to The King of Fighters' Mai Shiranui, a statement Paste echoed by describing her as "a more modest version" that "proves the lady ninja motif doesn't have to lead to bad character design." Discussing the "underused" characters of Street Fighter, Anime News Network's Todd Ciolek opined "Maki could've been huge if CAPCOM had stuck her in Super Street Fighter II instead of a Final Fight sequel."

The character was also well received in her appearances beyond Final Fight 2. Den of Geek complained that all her appearances were defined by trying to show she wasn't Guy, and unlike other "obsessed characters, like Sakura and Rufus, Maki didn't have much to hang on to," further adding that they'd like to see her return but also for Capcom give her different direction. Australian magazine Cube added in regards to her appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 3 that "She may look cute but she can mix it up with the toughest of fighters."


Voiced by: Daiki Nakamura (SFII drama CDs), Toshiyuki Morikawa (SFA series – MVC2), Ryōichi Tanaka (SFII V), Kōsuke Toriumi (SFV) (Japanese); Scott McNeil (SF animated series), Dean Wein (SFII V Animaze dub), Jay Hickman (SFII V ADV dub), Mike McFarland (SFV), Michael Daingerfield (Puzzle Fighter) (English)

Charlie Nash (チャーリー・ナッシュ, Chārī Nasshu) is a soldier and former comrade in arms of Guile. Originally, prior to Street Fighter V the character was known simply as Nash (ナッシュ, Nasshu) in Japan and as Charlie in overseas versions. The name change was done following a suggestion by a staff member in Capcom's U.S. subsidiary who felt that "Nash" was not natural sounding enough for American players to relate to. The two names would later be combined in certain licensed Street Fighter media—particularly Udon's comic book series—to form the full name "Charlie Nash", which was officially adopted by the games starting with Street Fighter IV. As a result, Street Fighter V was the first game to abandon the usual practice of changing the character's name to "Charlie" in overseas versions, referring to him primarily as "Nash" in every region.

Nash is first mentioned by Guile, one of the playable fighters in Street Fighter II and its subsequent revisions, where his motive for entering the tournament is to confront the tournament's host M. Bison for an incident in Cambodia that involved him, Bison, and Charlie Nash. Subsequent sequels in the series fleshed out his backstory, where he is the military comrade and close friend of Guile, who is looking to avenge the death of his friend who was killed by Bison sometime before the events of the game.

Nash first appears as a playable character in Street Fighter Alpha, a prequel to Street Fighter II, where he is a first lieutenant in the United States Air Force, assigned to track down Bison and uncover corruption within the American military. Because the events of the Alpha series precede Street Fighter II, Charlie's ending sequence in the original Alpha, as well as in Street Fighter Alpha 2, both end with him being killed after defeating Bison: in Alpha, Bison attacks him from behind when he calls for backup and in Alpha 2, a corrupt officer piloting his intended backup helicopter shoots him for Bison and sends him falling down a waterfall. Street Fighter Alpha 3 was initially the sole exception to this convention, which actually has Charlie surviving in his ending, although the later console versions, which adds Guile as a playable fighter, has Charlie's death depicted in Guile's ending instead. His death scene in Alpha 2, however, is treated by Street Fighter V as canon, making Charlie's appearance in Alpha 3 semi-canonical (As his bio in Alpha 3 states his objective in Alpha 2)

Despite Nash's apparent death in the Alpha series, Street Fighter IV would provide hints of his survival in the game's storyline. This would lead to his eventual return as a playable fighter in Street Fighter V, which reveals that he underwent reconstructive surgery after he was mortally wounded by M. Bison, leaving him with stitches across his body and head with gray, dead-like patches of skin, as well as a green jewel on his forehead. It is actually the work of Illuminati, the main antagonist of Street Fighter III series, and his revival project was headed by Kolin (under a guise as Helen), using the body sample Twelve's prototype version, Eleven, created by Urien. After being revived, Nash's lifespan is limited, as Nash must save his energy to confront Bison in their final battle. Nash sacrifices his life on attempting a suicide mission by absorbing Bison's powers as much as he can, weakening Bison long enough for Ryu to finish the warlord once and for all with the Power of Nothingness. Despite this sacrifice, Capcom has officially listed Nash's life status as unknown.

Charlie also appears as a playable fighter in X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom 2, as well as in the unreleased Capcom Fighting All-Stars. Outside his usual fighting game appearances, Charlie is a playable character in the shoot 'em up game Cannon Spike alongside fellow Street Fighter character Cammy. An alternate version of Charlie named Shadow appears as a hidden character in the crossover game, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. Shadow's sprite is the same as Charlie's, but with almost his entire body blacked out and a white eye shining behind his glasses. He has all of Charlie's moves, but his attacks set his opponent alight with blue "Psycho Power" flames. Shadow also appears in Marvel vs. Capcom as a side character that can assist the player in combat, and is featured in the ending sequences for Chun-Li and Shadow Lady, a cyborgized version of Chun-Li. In Street Fighter V, Shadow appeared in the Extra Battle mode.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nash appears as a spirit in the adventure mode.

In the 1994 film adaptation Street Fighter, Charlie is amalgamated with the character of Blanka to form the character Carlos "Charlie" Blanka, a Brazilian friend of Colonel Guile and a soldier in his unit, who is taken prisoner in Bison's Shadaloo compound. When Bison discovers the friendship between Charlie and Guile through one of Guile's threats, he sends Charlie to be brainwashed and mutated by Dr. Dhalsim (Bison's unwilling scientist in this film) to become the green-skinned, red-haired killing machine known simply as Blanka. Dhalsim, however, secretly changes Blanka's mental programming to prevent him from becoming a killer. During a scuffle between Dhalsim and the lab guard, Blanka is released prematurely and his first act is to murder the guard to save Dhalsim. He later attacks Guile when he sneaks into the lab, but recognises him as his friend. He is almost shot by Guile in order to end his suffering, but Dhalsim stops him on the grounds that Blanka is essentially still himself. Blanka and Dhalsim later fight Bison's forces together when the AN army attacks Bison's base. In the climax, however, Blanka refuses to return to civilization with Guile in his state, choosing to perish in the explosion of Bison's base along with a repentant Dhalsim. In the console version of the Street Fighter: The Movie video game, Blanka is a playable fighter, though in his mutated incarnation with the original Blanka's moveset. His ending reveals that he and Dhalsim both survived the explosion and Dhalsim eventually reverted him to his human form. Unused assets suggests that he was also going to be a playable fighter in the arcade version. In the film, he is portrayed by Australian actor Robert Mammone, and by stuntman Kim Repia in the video game.

Charlie Nash is played by Chris Klein in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, where he is portrayed as a member of Interpol.

Nash is a central character in the miniseries Street Fighter: Resurrection portrayed by Alain Moussi.

Though he does not physically appear in the film, Charlie is alluded to several times in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. Dialogue reveals that prior to the film's events, he was killed by Bison, and now serves as Guile's primary motive for personal revenge against the warlord. Though sympathetic towards Guile for losing Charlie, Chun-Li successfully persuades Guile to put his personal vendetta aside and help Interpol fight Shadaloo. Guile later attempts to fight Bison, who openly mocks Charlie to provoke him before defeating him but sparing him as an insult. As the film predated the development of Street Fighter Alpha, Charlie is never referred to by name, but as "Guile's friend" or "Guile's best friend".

The 1995 anime television series Street Fighter II V, Nash first appears in episode 19, when he and Guile are hired by Ken's father to rescue him from Bison. Nash is later killed off in episode 26 after Bison strangles him to death. He retains the name "Nash" for the English dub, although Guile calls him "Charlie" just before his death in episode 26, and the narrator refers to him as "Charlie Nash". As the series was produced while Street Fighter Alpha was still in its earliest development stages, Charlie bears no resemblance to his video game counterpart, instead sporting slicked brown hair and a beard, vaguely similar to actor Jean Reno.

The American Street Fighter animated series, which aired from 1995 to 1997, adapts Blanka's origin from the 1994 film, combining Charlie and Blanka into one character as well. While Blanka is usually depicted in his mutated form throughout the series, his original human form is briefly shown during a flashback in the episode "The Medium is the Message", in which he dresses exactly like the Street Fighter Alpha version of Charlie, but with a color scheme much closer to Blanka's (a green vest and a brown pair of cargo pants), anklets instead of boots. and a pair of shades instead of eyeglasses. Charlie's hair color and skin tone was also changed to suit the character's different ethnicity in the show. In "Eye of the Beholder", Blanka temporarily regains his human form after being subjected to an experimental serum, only to return to his mutant form by the end of the episode.

In Masaomi Kanzaki's manga adaptation of Street Fighter II, Guile is directly responsible for Charlie's death. Years before the events of the manga, Bison uses Charlie and other members of Guile's unit as unknowing test subjects for a mind-controlling substance. Charlie went insane during a mission and began attacking unarmed villagers, causing Guile to kill him. Charlie is only shown in one panel in the manga, which depicts him as a silhouette with an insane smile.

In the American Street Fighter comic book series, Charlie's Japanese name is made into his surname, giving him the full name of Charlie Nash. The comic goes on to include that it was in fact Charlie who taught Guile how to use the "Sonic Boom" technique, and indeed how to fight. Udon would also include Shadow as part of the comic's storyline: Bison captures Charlie, turns him into Shadow, using him as an agent. He tries to have Shadow kill Guile and Chun Li in Japan, but Charlie regains his memory in the fight and runs off. He later attempts to rejoin his friends, but is gunned down by Bison's helicopter. With the last of his strength, Charlie sacrifices himself by using his Somersault Justice to destroy the cliff on which they were fighting, sending both Bison and himself plunging into the sea. He also has a new comic called Street Fighter V: The Life and Deaths of Charlie Nash that explains what happened to him prior to Street Fighter V and why he looks the way he does.

Gavin Jasper of Den of Geek described him as simply cooler than Guile in every way, adding praise for his appearance in Street Fighter V, adding "His story in the latest game is tragic, but it's also a good piece of closure, even if we didn't get enough Guile/Charlie interaction."

R. Mika


Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi (SFA series, CVS2, SFXTK, USFIV), Katsuhiro Harasawa (SFA: The Animation) (Japanese); Dameon Clarke (SFXTK, USFIV) (credited as Alan Smithe) (English)

Rolento made his debut appearance as the fourth stage's boss in the original Final Fight. He is a former member of the fictional Red Beret special forces unit and serves as the supervisor of the Mad Gear gang's weapons plant. When defeated, instead of just fading away while lying on the ground like most enemies in the game, he stands up and blows himself up with his own grenades, fading away completely scorched. Rolento and his "Industrial Area" stage were not included in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System port of Final Fight, nor in its re-release Final Fight Guy, but were included in other ports of the game, such as the Sega CD and Game Boy Advance versions (if the player confronts Rolento as "Alpha Cody" in the GBA version, Cody will joke about Rolento's omission in the SNES version). In the SNES-exclusive sequel Final Fight 2, Rolento serves as the boss of the fifth stage, Italy (his name is transliterated as "Rolent" both in the game and in the instruction booklet).

His debut as a playable fighter was in the fighting game Street Fighter Alpha 2 in 1996, in which he seeks to build a military utopia following the downfall of the Mad Gear gang and wants to recruit his former ally and nemesis, Sodom and Guy respectively, to his cause. Rolento's ending in Alpha 2 depicts him invading the streets of Metro City after forming his own army. In Street Fighter Alpha 3, Rolento tries to persuade Cody, another former nemesis, to join his army. In his ending, Rolento attempts to infiltrate Shadaloo's underground base to gain M. Bison's secret weapon, the Psycho Drive, only to destroy it with Sodom's help. His Alpha series' incarnation also appears as a playable character in the 2001 crossover fighting game Capcom vs. SNK 2, as well as in the 1999 fighting game Final Fight Revenge which follows his backstory from the Alpha series.

Rolento returns as a playable character in the 2012 crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken, where his official tag partner is the ninja girl Ibuki. In 2013, he was announced to appear as a playable character in Ultra Street Fighter IV.

Rolento made his first appearance outside the Final Fight series in the original Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams, where he makes a cameo in Sodom's ending among other former Mad Gear members gathered by Sodom to help rebuild the gang. Although he does not appear in Street Fighter EX, Rolento also plays a role in Doctrine Dark's backstory in this game, as the one responsible for physically crippling him and causing his psychotic breakdown.

He is available in the SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash series, and appears in Capcom World 2. Outside of video games, Rolento appears in the Street Fighter animated series, in the anime OAV miniseries Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation, in the Street Fighter comic book Street Fighter II Turbo, and in the manga Sakura Ganbaru. In 2012, Rolento returned to boss role in the platform game Street Fighter X Mega Man, as an enemy of Mega Man.


Voiced by: Yūko Miyamura (SFA, SFA2), Michiko Neya (SFA3, Namco × Capcom, Capcom Fighting Evolution), Ai Orikasa (SFA: The Animation), Akeno Watanabe (SFIV, SFV) (Japanese); Teryl Rothery (animated series), Carolyn Hennesy (SFA: The Animation), Gina Grad (SFIV, SFV) (English)

Rose first appears in Street Fighter Alpha, characterized as a mystic fortune teller from Genoa, Italy, who searches the world for M. Bison to eradicate his evil power with her unique ability, known as Soul Power. At the end of the game, Rose engages Bison in combat and seems to kill him. In the ending of Street Fighter Alpha 2, however, she consults her tarot cards and learns that Bison survived. Rose was inspired by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure character Lisa Lisa.

At the climax of Street Fighter Alpha 3, Rose faces Bison once more and rams her fist through his chest, channeling her energy into his body. As Bison grapples with Rose, he reveals that they both share half of "the same soul". In the end, Bison's physical form evaporates and Rose collapses from exhaustion. Soon after, Guy recovers her and takes her to safety. Although it appears as if Bison has been killed, he has transferred his consciousness into Rose, effectively claiming her body. In the period between the Alpha series and Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Bison remains inside Rose's body until his scientists can form a new (albeit weaker) one for him. Bison appears as the final boss of Street Fighter II. The Street Fighter IV Training Guide reveals that Rose survived the possession but has no memory of it.

Rose returns in the home versions of Street Fighter IV as an additional character, voiced by Gina Grad. Her purpose is to track down Bison and stop him for good after learning that he has survived Akuma's attack at the end of the second World Warrior tournament. While competing in the tournament, she runs into Ryu. She is determined to halt his advancement for his own protection, saying that he is "the last hope", and they reluctantly fight. In her ending, she is confronted by Bison, who takes his remaining power back from her, causing her to fall to the ground unconscious. As Bison stands over her, he declares his intention to keep her alive to satisfy his soul. The situation is resolved in Guy's ending of Super Street Fighter IV, when Guy rescues Rose from Bison as he attempts to flee with her. Rose appears as a playable character in the fifth season of Street Fighter V, where she has taken on a new apprentice, Menat.

Rose appears in Namco × Capcom, first as an enemy unit, being made to serve Black Valkyrie from Valkyrie no Densetsu via soul contract alongside Armor King from Tekken, then as a fully playable ally, after Heihachi Mishima arrives with the Golden Seed, giving it to Valkyrie who then uses it to allow their souls to escape; after being freed, Rose attempts to use her Soul Power to stop M. Bison and joins the party for the rest of the game. She is also a playable character in Capcom Fighting Evolution, and a boss in Street Fighter X Mega Man.

Rose makes a cameo appearance in an episode of the first season of the American Street Fighter cartoon series ("The Medium is the Message") as a competitor in a Street Fighter tournament in India among other Street Fighter Alpha characters. She has a more prominent role in the second-season episode "The Flame and the Rose", where she teams up with Ken and Blanka to fight against Bison.

Rose also plays a major role in the 1995 manga adaptation of Street Fighter Alpha by Masahiko Nakahira, where she is a soothsayer who guides Ryu in his quest to control the Dark Hadou. She plays a similar role in the 1999 Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie OVA.

Rose appears in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li played by Elizaveta Kiryukhina as M. Bison's ulterior objective in the story, having sought her in Bangkok, where she was left after her mother died. As in the games, she is depicted as the manifestation of M. Bison's good side, though she is born instead of created, making her M. Bison's daughter. For safety reasons, she is alternatively referred to as the "White Rose" to hide her identity. Because she has lived her entire life in Bangkok, she is incapable of speaking English. In the movie's deleted scenes, there is a part where she is confronted by Nash and her eyes turn red, meaning that she was likely meant to be possessed by M. Bison as she was in the games.

In the Street Fighter comics by UDON in close collaboration with Capcom, it is told that Rose was a member of a tribe of Roma (a.k.a. Gypsies) that followed a white haired woman known only as Master. The woman had a glowing yellow lightning bolt on her forehead and a very similar hairstyle to Rose. When Rose was a child (roughly ten years of age), M. Bison, a former student of the Master, returned to the tribe and declared that he was going to kill Master, as her knowledge of Soul Power was a threat to him. Though Master fought bravely, Bison's Psycho Power (corrupted Soul Power) ultimately killed her and almost every other person present in the village. Only a man who was away chopping wood away from the village survived. He returned after the explosion and discovered an unconscious Rose who now bore Master's Lightning bolt on her forehead (events in Street Fighter II #1). In Street Fighter #2, Cammy was tracking Ken and Ryu in San Francisco where she was intercepted by Rose. Later, Rose completely cleansed Cammy of the Psycho Power's influence and erased her brainwashing. She later deposited Cammy on the doorstep of the British Embassy in Italy where her instinctual response to a terrorist attack directly led to her being recruited to Delta Red, the organization she works for in Super Street Fighter II. Rose is distressed when Cammy, under the employ of MI5, not only returns to a life of violence but also engages in missions that will inevitably lead her back to Bison. At the conclusion of the Street Fighter II line of comics (issue #6), Rose directly confronts Bison (alongside Cammy) and attempts to finally put an end to him. However, he overpowers her with ease and ends up sapping her of her life force. Rose's body dies but her soul continues to live on and comes to haunt Bison in the following comic series (based on Street Fighter II Turbo).


Shin Akuma


Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (SFA series), Sadao Nunome (SFA: The Animation)

Sodom originally appeared in the 1989 beat-em-up game Final Fight, where he is the boss of the Subway stage. An underground wrestling promoter dressed in a samurai-style helmet and gear, Sodom fights the player in an underground ring in the Metro City's subway, wielding two katana swords. In 1993's Mighty Final Fight, there are three Sodoms (or Katanas, as the character is called in the English version), known as the Three Katana Brothers. In the English-language localization of Final Fight for the Super NES and Sega CD, Sodom was renamed Katana. The name change was repeated in the SNES version of Street Fighter Alpha 2 to maintain consistency. The initial name change was due to its reference to sodomy, as well as a possible religious reference to Sodom and Gomorrah.

Sodom's first appearance in the Street Fighter series was in the original Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams in 1995. According to Tatsuya Minami, senior manager of Capcom's Product Planning and Design section, Capcom included Sodom in the game because he was popular and easy to translate to the one-on-one fighting genre. In the Alpha series, he is characterized as an American Japanophile, who is greatly fascinated by Japanese culture but misunderstands it. After being defeated by Guy in Final Fight, Sodom recognizes his wrong perception of Japan and travels there to re-educate himself. He develops a new fighting style based on Japanese and Western martial arts and trades his swords for a pair of jitte. In the first Alpha, he seeks to rebuild the Mad Gear gang by defeating his rival Guy in combat. In his ending, he reforms the gang and holds up a poster reading "Mad Gear" (魔奴義亜, mado gia, written in ateji). In his ending in 1996's Street Fighter Alpha 2, Sodom goes to a sumo ring in Japan to seek new members for the reformed Mad Gear and ends up being challenged by E. Honda. In 1998's Street Fighter Alpha 3, he seeks a new hideout for his gang and goes to claim Shadaloo's new underground base as his own when he learns about it from his former ally Rolento. He crashes his truck into M. Bison's Psycho Drive to foil his plot. Though he is presumed by Chun-Li and Charlie to have died in the explosion, Rolento expresses his belief that Sodom may still be alive.

Apart from the Alpha series, Sodom appears as a playable character in 1999's Final Fight Revenge and makes two cameos in 1997's Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix. Sodom makes a cameo in the background of a stage in 2012's Street Fighter X Tekken.

Sodom makes a cameo appearance in the 1999 anime film Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation as a fighter who travels with Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and some other fighters to Dr. Sadler's laboratory to find and rescue Ryu's alleged younger brother, Shun, though Sodom's comments hint that he is only doing it to prove he is not a coward. As the fighters battle it out to demonstrate their skills to Sadler, Sodom takes on Ken, but is beaten. He and the other fighters are later imprisoned in a cell to have their fighting Ki stripped, but they are released by Ken and Chun-Li.

For Capcom's 15th anniversary of Street Fighter, SOTA Toys released a series of action figures, amongst which was Sodom. The figure was fully posable with 16 points of articulation, and modeled after his Street Fighter Alpha appearance.

UGO Networks stated that "Street Fighter series has seen its share of oddball characters, but few are as goofy as Sodom," further describing him as having one of the "nuttiest backstory of any fighters". Basim Usmani of Dualshockers praised his design, stating "Sometimes Capcom takes a wild swing on a character, and the Japanophile Metro City gang leader, Sodom, is as high concept as they come." On the other hand, Doug Perry from IGN specifically singled out as a character in Street Fighter Alpha 3 he'd never play due to its oversized cast, calling him "stupid" and adding "Sorry to those of you who play him. I just have one question... Why?" Paste described his story as interesting, but felt the character was a footnote in terms of the series overall, adding "He's little more than a comical and fun addition from the Final Fight roster." Den of Geek added that they were torn about the character, calling his introduction "the epitome of badass" due to his size and presentation, but responded negatively after he was brought to Street Fighter Alpha with "I mean…it's funny, don't get me wrong. [...] I just feel that it wasn't the best way to answer his mystique."

Introduced in the Street Fighter III series


Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Tatsunoko vs Capcom), Shintaro Asanuma (SFV) (Japanese), Michael X Sommers (New Generation, 2nd Impact), Patrick Galligan (3rd Strike, Capcom Fighting Evolution), Mark Whitten (SFV) (English)

Alex is a wrestler from New York who first appears in Street Fighter III: New Generation, and his design and character are based on an extremely young Hulk Hogan. He serves as a protagonist of Street Fighter III. His parents died at a young age, so he was raised by his father's friend, Tom, who trained him in fighting. In New Generation, Tom loses a fight with Gill, the president of the Illuminati and gets injured as a result. This angered Alex and prompted him to enter the third World Warrior tournament hosted by Gill in order kill him. Alex beats Gill and wins the tournament, but spares Gill, who is impressed about Alex's skills after their encounter. Alex eventually returns to Tom as a changed person after fighting various people around the world. Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact retcons New Generation, but Alex's story stays the same, but he now has a rivalry with Hugo, a German pro wrestler of extreme height. Alex returns in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike with a slightly different personality. He meets Ryu and fought him, only to lose, in which Ryu told Alex to explore the world and find worthy fighters.

Alex makes an appearance in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars as a playable character, alongside other Street Fighter characters, Ryu and Chun-Li. He also appears in Capcom Fighting All-Stars and Capcom Fighting Evolution. Alex reappears as a playable character in Street Fighter V as the first of 6 characters to be released after the game's launch in 2016. In the story mode of Street Fighter V, "A Shadow Falls", Alex is first shown winning a pro-wrestling tournament. He then competes in a tag-team exhibition match with Laura against Zangief and R. Mika, which is broadcast live on television. However the signal cuts out due to a Black Moon detonating over New York City, causing a blackout. Dhalsim comes to his trailer, wanting the chess piece, but Alex believes Dhalsim is a mugger and fights him. Dhalsim successfully convinces Alex otherwise and receives the chess piece from Alex. Dhalsim then tells Alex that big things will happen to him in the future, foreshadowing his role as the main character of the Street Fighter III series, and teleports away.

In December 1997, Alex ranked 44th on Gamest's "Top 50" video game characters, tying with Goro Daimon, and in January 1998 was named the 22nd-best character of the preceding year, tying with Ryuji Yamazaki. IGN voted Alex one of their top 25 fighters. He was ranked as the sixth-best Street Fighter character by Alex was named by as the character they wanted to see the most in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Alex was also named as 10th-best character in the series by Complex. In the official poll by Bandai Namco, Alex was the second most requested Street Fighter side character to be added to the roster of Tekken X Street Fighter, as of August 2012 racking up 17.97% of votes.


Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi (SSFIV, SFXTK) (Japanese); Bruce Robertson (New Generation, 2nd Impact), Stuart McLean (SSFIV, SFXTK) (English)

Dudley is an upper class heavyweight boxer from Britain with powerful techniques and speed. He seeks perfection both in and out of the ring, always behaving as an impeccable gentleman. He is also the son of an athlete who later became a successful businessman. When his father's business began to fail when he was in college, Dudley was able to recover his losses thanks to his boxing career. In Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, he fights outside a London pub called the Sherlock Holmes, while Knightsbridge tube station and the Harrods department store can be seen in his 3rd Strike background. When his father's prized Jaguar XK120 is purchased from a debtor's auction, Dudley goes after the buyer, a man named Gill. In Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Dudley has received the honorary title of "Sir" after making a comeback and winning the championship title, and is invited into a contest that will be held in the presence of the royal family. Now known as Sir Dudlington, he decides to travel the world and improve himself before the day of the match. He is also shown to have a great interest in the gardens of his illustrious country estate, occasionally losing track of time, or getting lost, as shown in his Third Strike ending.

In Super Street Fighter IV, Dudley returns as a playable character and joins the tournament in search of new roses for his garden. He also claims he needs something to get his mind off of his missing car and encounters Balrog who challenges him to a fight. In his ending, he is shown lamenting the fact that he was unable to procure the new roses for his garden. As he does so, Dudley notices a flower bloom and comments on its beauty to his butler, Mr Gotch. He also appears via DLC in Street Fighter X Tekken with his official tag partner, Elena. In a small cameo, Dudley can be seen in the background of the England stage in Capcom vs. SNK 2, reading a newspaper while wearing boxing gloves, and he has another small cameo in Pyron's ending in Capcom Fighting Jam.

Alex Donaldson of VG247 described Dudley as "the reverse of [Street Fighter]'s most famous Boxer", adding "He's some of Street Fighter's design at its best – simple, understandable, and with a fighting style that is a perfect match for the style and personality of the fighter." Ash Bates of Cultured Vultures described Dudley as the "infinitely better option" compared to Balrog, praising the character's style and sophistication that he brought to his appearances, further adding "There's just something charismatic about a well-dressed man battering seven shades out of you, before throwing a solitary rose on your unconscious body and declaring you to be 'guttertrash'." Gavin Jasper of Den of Geek shared similar sentiments, adding that the character "oozes style in everything he does, [...] Dudley simply is the man."



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 addition, Urien's body is the same color on both sides. 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 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. 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. Gill makes his playable debut in Street Fighter V as a playable character in the Champion Edition update.


Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (2nd Impact, SVC Chaos, SFXTK, USFIV) (Japanese); Len Carlson (3rd Strike), Jim Wallace (Final Fight Revenge), Gerardo Sprigg (Final Fight: Streetwise), Patrick Seitz (SFXTK, USFIV) (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 made 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, extending as far as Hugo's rivalry with Alex, mirroring that between André and Hulk Hogan. 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 US, with former street warrior Poison, another enemy character from Final Fight, as his manager. 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. 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 appears as a playable character in Ultra Street Fighter IV.


Voiced by: Yuri Amano (SFIII series, Pocket Fighter), Ayumi Fujimura (SSFIV, SFXTK, SFV pre-Season 5), Kana Ueda (SFV Season 5) (Japanese); Kat Steel (SSFIV, SFXTK, SFV pre-Season 5), Cristina Vee (SFV Season 5) (English)

Designed by Akira "Akiman" Yasuda for Street Fighter III: New Generation, the team had implemented legacy character Ryu into the game, and wanted to include a female character, but found her difficult to come up with. Akiman then suggested "Let the girl be a ninja. Ninjas are absolutely cool!" Her initial design was drastically different, consisting of a short haired muscular girl with glasses, wearing an outfit similar to Guy from Final Fight, another character he had developed. However they felt this design looked "more like a martial artist than a high-flying ninja". Another pass was done with a focus on a more traditional ninja, the next drawing giving her a full bodysuit and armor over her hands, ankles and crotch. Her appearance and outfit were refined further, giving her a look he described as cute "even though she looks shabby". Series artist and fellow character designer Kinu Nishimura took that statement to heart and emphasized that cute aspect of her art of Ibuki, as well as designing a school outfit for the character. Producer Tomoshi Sadamoto recalled that because they were located in Japan Ibuki was much easier to find reference materials than other characters. Her unique pontail proved a bit of a problem for the animation team, as to do it properly she had "1.2 to 1.3x the character data" of other fighters, requiring several months to complete with Sadamoto himself helping at the end.

In the plots of the original Street Fighter III and 2nd Impact, Ibuki is sent by her clan to retrieve a mysterious "G file" from Gill's organization, the Illuminati. In Ibuki's game end sequence, Gill hands her the file after their battle. In 3rd Strike, she is shown preparing to graduate from high school and is studying for her college application exams, hoping to move away from home to enjoy a normal campus life and find a boyfriend. As part of her final exam, Ibuki is sent to find and defeat the elderly martial arts legend named Oro. In her 3rd Strike ending, she is accepted into the fictional Sarusuberi University (私立百日紅大学, Shiritsu Sarusuberi Daigaku), at first without knowledge of its cover for an elite ninja training camp.

A kunai resembling her is seen in Fei Long's ending in Street Fighter IV (2008). She was later revealed to be playable in Super Street Fighter IV (2010), where her introductory sequence shows her interacting with a fellow Capcom ninja Guy for the first time. Her story for the game depicts her looking for fun and boys to date. Ibuki also meets Sakura Kasugano, as she tries to get Sakura to introduce her to a boy.

Ibuki reappears as a playable character in Street Fighter V as one of the DLC characters released after the game's launch. She was supposed to arrive in May 2016 but was delayed to July. In her prologue story, Ibuki finally finishes her ninja assignment and is informed by her friend Sakura about the party invitation sent from her rival Karin Kanzuki. Arriving at the Kanzuki Estate, Ibuki fights and defeat Birdie and Karin. After the fight, Karin lets her stay at the party with handsome boys and gives her the contract which has been approved by the Shinobi village to work with her. Ibuki also appears in the end of R. Mika's prologue story, rejecting her offer in muscle training which angers R. Mika who beats her in a fight. Ibuki and R. Mika continue to argue and bicker through the course of the game's main story, "A Shadow Falls", which begins when they and Karin travel to the New York City to find out who is behind the activation of the seven Black Moons, eventually finding out it is a Shadaloo plot. During the first infiltration of the Shadaloo base, Ibuki fights Balrog but fails to beat him. She then uses her smoke bomb to distract the enemies and the two successfully escape with it until they reunited with Karin. They witness Zangief beat Abel, Ibuki watching in disgust while R. Mika idolizes him. In the final assault against Shadaloo, Ibuki and R. Mika fight off Shadaloo soldiers. Ibuki is last seen watching Shadaloo's destruction with the other fighters.

A super deformed version of Ibuki is a playable character in the fighting game Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix / Pocket Fighter (1997), in which she sneaks off from her ninja training for an ice cream in Tokyo. Ibuki is playable in the mobile puzzle game Street Fighter: Puzzle Spirits (2014), and appears as a card in the browser-based social game Onimusha Soul (2012) and in person in Street Fighter Battle Combination (2015). Her cards also appear in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash (1999) and SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS (2007). She has a cameo in Capcom Fighting Evolution / Capcom Fighting Jam (2004).

Ibuki is one of the characters representing the Street Fighter series in the crossover fighting game, Street Fighter X Tekken (2012), with Rolento as her tag team partner. In it, she is persuaded by her village leaders to accept Rolento's request for a joint mission to the South Pole, serving as his advisor on infiltration. In the story mode, Rolento initially addresses the very annoyed Ibuki as private but "promotes" her to the rank of sergeant by the end of the game. According to a backstory for the Street Fighter X Tekken DLC ninja costume-swap for the Tekken series' Asuka Kazama, Asuka was sent Ibuki's village to learn the ninja arts from her. Ibuki's own Tekken swap costume is in the style of Yoshimitsu, with her latest assignment having her join his Manji Clan.

Producer/director Ryota Niitsuma originally considered her for inclusion as a playable character in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (2008), but she was ultimately cut due to time constraints. The "head student at Ibuki's ninja village" was supposed to be a new player character in the rejected concept of Street Fighter IV Flashback by Backbone Entertainment, which would also have feature a cameo of a much younger version of Ibuki.

IGN's Jesse Schedeen stated "Ibuki is an apple that falls a bit far from the ninja tree. She's not a musclebound brute, but a young, quirky girl still finding her way in the world," adding that her eccentric nature was "part of what makes her so fun." Martin Robinson of AskMen stated "ninjas might be ten-a-penny in videogames, but none are as effortlessly cool as Ibuki" and added that she "is one of a handful of characters worth salvaging from Street Fighter III." Gavin Jasper of Den of Geek praised her as "too fun not to like", noting her complex life specifically and giving additional praise to her role as the straight man to Rolento's eccentric behavior in Street Fighter X Tekken. Paste stated "her design, both aesthetically and as a fighter, is actually pretty strong", further calling her the best ninja of the series "by far". Amanda LaPergola and Becky Chambers of The Mary Sue praised her status as a ninja, but criticized the emphasis of her story on her story on meeting boys, a trait they felt was too common amongst female characters in the Street Fighter universe.



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 a computer, then programmed into his brain with cyber implants. 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.


Voiced by: Kan Tokumaru (New Generation, 2nd Impact), Takashi Matsuyama (3rd Strike, SFV) (Japanese); Dave Fennoy (SFV) (English)

Oro (オロ) is an ancient martial arts master who lives a secluded life of an immortal hermit. 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 as he could accidentally seriously injure or kill his opponent if he did not. Oro decides that the only martial artist he met worthy of inheriting his secrets was Ryu.

Oro later reappears in Street Fighter V during Dhalsim's character story as Dhalsim encounters him while teaching a police officer named Mahesh how to breathe fire. Oro engages a discussion with the yoga master about mastering one skill before he leaves sensing another interesting person in the area. He was later mentioned in Karin's character story as Karin travels to India to find Oro, but is told by Dhalsim that he had already left a few days prior. He is also seen in Menat's character story when Menat, sent by her master Rose, warns him of an evil power in their world, which Oro is already aware of. He was made a playable character in the game's fifth season, in which he confers with Rose and Dhalsim about this lingering Psycho Power left behind after M. Bison's defeat. He once again fights using only one arm, carrying a tortoise named Yamasen in the other. Outside of the video game series, 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.

Despite appearing only in SFIII at the time, Oro was voted 35th-most popular out of 85 Street Fighter characters in Capcom's own poll for the 15th anniversary of Street Fighter. Oro also ranked 21st in a worldwide Street Fighter character poll held between 2017 and 2018. UGO Networks listed Oro as one of the top 50 Street Fighter characters due to his "unorthodox, powerful, and unique" design. He also ranked in Den of Geek, Complex, and Paste Magazine's favorite Street Fighter characters lists. Meanwhile, GamesRadar named Oro one of the worst Street Fighter characters.


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, based on the main character from Tokusatsu series Robot Detective (Robot Keiji K). Q is being tracked by the CIA because of his presence in numerous strange disasters. 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 as one of 10 Characters they wanted to see in Ultra Street Fighter IV.


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. Remy was voted 8th in Capcom's popularity poll of 85 characters for the 15th anniversary of Street Fighter.


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 and the younger brother of Laura. 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. 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. Sean makes a cameo appearance in Ryu's ending and intro in Marvel vs. Capcom, and as a supporting character in Street Fighter V.


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. His objective is to track down Necro and Effie, who are fleeing from the organization. Twelve is considered a low tier character due to his low damage output and health.


Voiced by: Yūji Ueda (2nd Impact), Masayuki Katou (SFV) (Japanese); Lawrence Bayne (3rd Strike), Bill Rogers (SFV) (English)

Within series lore, Gill and Urien are 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 the organization's presidency. Gill was ultimately chosen, leaving Urien bitter with resentment. 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 still resents the supremacy of his brother. He decides to eliminate Gill permanently and destroys the preservation facility where Gill is still recovering. During the character introduction that precedes every match in Street Fighter III, he is presented as wearing business attire prior to the beginning of his fight, where shortly afterwards his skin darkens and his clothes disappear, leaving him wearing only a white loincloth like Gill.

Gavin Jasper from Den of Geek placed Urien 34th place in a ranking list of Street Fighter characters, noted that his role as a disgruntled underling plotting to usurp his brother calls into question who is the true main villain of the Street Fighter III series. As Urien is essentially a head and palette swap of Gill's in-game model and gameplay mechanics, Jasper praised the developers of 2nd Impact for successfully differentiating both characters by applying select variations to Gill's moveset and visual design to create Urien. Ian Walker from Kotaku noted that Urien was popular with players in both casual and competitive spheres of Street Fighter III due to his distinct look and abilities.

Yun and Yang

Voiced by: Koji Tobe (New Generation and 2nd Impact), Kentarō Itō (3rd Strike, SSFIV:AE) (Japanese); Ted Sroka (SFIV), Todd Haberkorn (SSFIV:AE) (English) (Yun)
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (New Generation and 2nd Impact), Masakazu Suzuki (3rd Strike, SSFIV:AE) (Japanese); Ted Sroka (SFIV), Johnny Yong Bosch (SSFIV:AE) (English) (Yang)

In their backstory, Yun and Yang were separated from their birth parents when they were young. They were raised by an adoptive grandfather who runs a restaurant in Hong Kong and have eight underground bosses as godfathers. By the time of Street Fighter III, the two brothers are the leaders of their local town. Yun, the elder of the two, is described as being more responsible, while his younger brother Yang is calmer and more analytical.

In Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Yun and Yang set off to fight a mysterious organization (Gill's group, the Illuminati) threatening to take over their village. In their respective endings, Yun and Yang end up driving away Gill from their home town and the two return home to be greeted by their female friend Houmei and her younger sister Shaomei, who both harbor a respective crush on Yun and Yang.

After the Street Fighter III series, Yun appeared as a playable character Capcom vs. SNK 2, in the portable versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3 for the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable and in Capcom Fighting Jam. They both later appeared as playable characters in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

The twins later made a cameo in Chun-Li's introductory cutscene in the console versions of Street Fighter IV and in again in her ending in Super Street Fighter IV. They also made a cameo in the Half Pipe stage in Street Fighter X Tekken.

Introduced in the Street Fighter IV series


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

Abel (アベル, Aberu) is a heavily scarred French martial artist described as an amnesiac. He serves as a protagonist of Street Fighter IV. 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 1, Soulless. 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. 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. 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 embroidered 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". 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. Viper

Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (English)

Crimson Viper is an American double agent, who is posing as an employee of the S.I.N. organization. She is in fact an undercover CIA agent, whose goal is to acquire data for the BLECE Project. She wears a S.I.N form-fitting suit which enables her to perform electrical, seismic, and pyrotechnic moves. Her fighting style greatly revolves around baiting, fakes, high jump cancels, and rushdown. She is often seen speaking to her daughter Lauren on her mobile phone. In Street Fighter V, Viper appears in M. Bison's story mode and serves as the main narrator of events while spying on the dictator. Crimson Viper also appears as a playable character in the crossover fighting games Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. She is also a boss character in Street Fighter X Mega Man.

Designed by Daigo Ikeno, Viper was designed around the concept of a 20-year-old single mother. Viper was designed based upon marketing research on what sorts of characters an American audience would enjoy playing. She was tailored towards Western tastes, as an experiment to see how audiences would receive the character. Street Fighter IV executive producer Yoshinori Ono has described her as the most "unorthodox" of the four new characters introduced in the title, emphasizing this aspect as one he felt would appeal to American players. She was reportedly his favorite character when the game was early in development.

Writing for, Wesley Yin-Poole described Crimson Viper as looking "ridiculous", and called her a "SNK character lost in a Capcom game", with Eurogamer's sharing the latter sentiment. Todd Ciolek from Anime News Network felt the character fit comfortably in the "Street Fighter mold", in spite of her design's deliberate similarity to characters from the King of Fighters series. A reviewer for the New Straits Times described her as the best of the new characters, praising both her appearance and attack arsenal. In response to claims that the character resembled one found more commonly in SNK developed games, Ono retorted that the resemblance was unintended, and that she was created from the best parts of several proposed designs during early development. He went on to state that she was also an attempt to create a character with a "cool" design, which he feels are predominant in SNK titles.


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

Decapre (ディカープリ, Dikāpuri, Декапри) is a character who makes her first playable appearance in Ultra Street Fighter IV. She 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. She first appears as a non-player character in Street Fighter Alpha 3, making a cameo in Juli and Juni's introduction. In Ultra Street Fighter IV, it is revealed 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. In Street Fighter V however, Decapre is eventually being rescued by Cammy, with the help from Juri, and fully recovers to aid them in the final battle against the Shadaloo. As of Street Fighter 6, Decapre becomes a Delta Red soldier, like Cammy before her.

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). 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, until she discard it in the end of Street Fighter V. Katrina Durden portrays Decapre in the miniseries Street Fighter: Resurrection. Paste noted that while her character model was taken from Cammy, much of her character was completely different, adding "It makes you wish they'd come up with a completely different concept and backstory for the character, honestly."

El Fuerte

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 Twister), 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 Street Fighter X Tekken.



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.






Introduced in Street Fighter V


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

Abigail (アビゲイル, Abigeiru) is a character who makes his playable debut in Street Fighter V Season 2 DLC. He is a hot-temperered Canadian member of Metro City's Mad Gear gang who originally appeared as a boss character in 1989's Final Fight. Seeking to clean up his act and try his best to control his temperament, he starts up a legitimate scrap metal business in Metro City, aided by fellow former Mad Gear members Roxy, Axl and J. He is the game's largest character, towering over other heavyweights such as Zangief and Birdie. He has a move called the Ontario drop, and likes to mimic car sounds. Despite fighting out of Metro City, he is noted for being the first playable character in the series who is a Canadian national. Streamline Studios, based in Malaysia, was responsible for modeling and rigging of his model.


Voiced by: Akira Sekine (Japanese); Kayli Mills (English)

Akira Kazama (風間 アキラ, Kazama Akira) is a character who makes her playable debut in Street Fighter V Season 5 DLC. She was first introduced in 1997's Rival Schools: United by Fate as a high school student from Seijyun High who initially posed as a male biker to go undercover at Gedo High and find her missing brother Daigo, then investigate the suspicions behind Daigo's personality change during its sequel Project Justice. In Street Fighter V, Akira is invited by Karin to join her, Sakura and Ibuki for a tea party at her mansion, where she retells the story of how she and Sakura first met during the events of Rival Schools. Her fighting style is derived from Bajiquan, a Chinese martial art that utilizes elbow and shoulder strikes, while Daigo assists her in certain attacks. While the Rival Schools series has long been established as taking place in the same world as the Street Fighter series, Akira is the first Rival Schools character to appear as a playable character in a mainline Street Fighter game.


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

Ed (エド, Edo) is a character who made his playable debut in Street Fighter V Season 2 DLC. He first appears in a non-playable capacity 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 as a child 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 joins the playable roster during the game's second season of DLC content, now a grown adult and leader of Neo Shadaloo, an organization seeking to help others who were victims of Shadaloo's experiments. Due to his struggling to fight off the fragment of Bison's soul in him, Ed parts away from Balrog, in order to save themselves, and being forced to fight him one last time before both departing for new lives. Despite parting ways, Ed and Balrog still share a bond with each other, as shown in his Arcade ending artwork where they have an official boxing match. His gameplay can be considered a mixture between Balrog and M.Bison, as he has the boxing (particularly kickboxing outside fist-only official match) prowess of the former and psychokinetic powers of the latter.


Eleven (イレヴン, Irevun) is a character who made his playable debut in Street Fighter V Season 5 DLC. He is a humanoid weapon created by Gill's organization, and a prototype of Twelve from Street Fighter III. Though capable of imitating other fighters, Eleven is heavily damaged during a training exercise with Urien and deemed a failure, resulting in the design being further modified to create Twelve. Despite being considered a failure, Eleven's raw material was later used by Kolin for the reconstruction of Charlie Nash. Eleven does not have his own fighting style, but instead functions as a mimic character, transforming into a random fighter with a randomly-selected V-Skill and V-Trigger at the start of each match.



Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)

Falke (ファルケ, Faruke) is a character introduced in Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC, stated to be of German descent. Falke was built by Shadaloo to be an alternative clone for M. Bison and forced to undergo relentless experimentation and training. After being rescued by Ed, the duo became founding members of Neo Shadaloo. Due to the experiments performed on her, she can channel Psycho Power through her staff "Harmony".


Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji (Japanese); Christopher Corey Smith (English)

G is a character introduced in Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC, who claims to be the "President of the World" and seeks to unite all of its people, using social media to spread his message and streaming video of his battles with strong fighters. During battle, he can perform a "G Charge" to increase his presidentiality level, enhancing his special moves. He can also create a momentary shield to protect him from single-hit projectile attacks.

G's English voice actor, Christopher Corey Smith also portrayed a live version of himself for his character's Street Fighter V gameplay reveal during EVO 2018.


Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese); Kyle Hebert (English)

Kage (影ナル者 Kagenaru Mono, lit. "The Shadowed One") is a physical manifestation of the Satsui no Hadō separated from Ryu's body, introduced in Street Fighter V Season 4 DLC. The Satsui no Hadō is purged from Ryu's body during the events of Street Fighter V: A Shadow Falls, but somehow develops sentience and manifests as an independent physical entity calling itself Kagenaru Mono. As a sentient version of Evil Ryu, Kage's fighting style is reminiscent of pre-sentient counterpart from the earlier games, including Akuma's Oni form from Street Fighter IV updates. His own character story ends with him fading away from existence after Ryu overwhelms him by tapping to the Power of Nothingness.


Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese); Cindy Robinson (English)
Portrayed by: Amy Olivia Bell

Kolin (コーリン, Kōrin) is a character who made her playable debut in Street Fighter V Season 2 DLC. 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 joins the playable roster during the game's second season of DLC content. Her ice attacks that drain the opponent's stun meter will end up freezing them, rather than simply leaving them dizzy. The fighting style she uses is Systema, a hybrid Russian martial arts that can be seen in her use of counters, throws and strikes.



Voiced by: Rika Tachibana (Japanese); Jeannie Tirado (English)

Lucia Morgan (ルシア・モーガン, Rushia Mōgan) is a character who makes her playable debut in Street Fighter V Season 4 DLC. She was first introduced in 1995's Final Fight 3 as a detective with Metro City's Special Crimes Unit and one of the game's player characters. There, she worked with Guy and Mike Haggar to take down the Skull Cross gang as thanks for Haggar clearing her of a false corruption charge in the past. In Street Fighter V, she continues to work with the Metro City Police Department under Mayor Cody, while remains in touch with a now former Mayor Haggar. She is assigned by Haggar to investigate the reformed Mad Gear's possible next plot. It is revealed that Lucia's friendship with Haggar first started during the Slam Masters event, few years prior to the first main event of both Street Fighter and Final Fight, which was a same event where Lucia awakened her pyrokinetic ki while sparring with Haggar.


Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese); Aleks Le (English)

Luke Sullivan (ルーク・サリバン, Rūku Sariban) is a character introduced in Street Fighter V Season 5 DLC as the final character of the game. He is an American MMA fighter who joined the military to become stronger after his father, Robert, was killed in a terrorist attack during his childhood. However, he finds his military training is not bringing him the type of strength he seeks. Guile suggests he find his own path instead, leading Luke to leave the army and become a competitive fighter to honor his father's memory.

He is described by director Takayuki Nakayama as an important character to the future of the Street Fighter franchise who was created to help expand the universe in which the series takes place. On February 20, 2022 (February 21 in Japan) when Street Fighter 6 was announced, he appeared as one of the two first characters shown in the 40-second teaser trailer, the other being Ryu. In Street Fighter 6, Luke lives in Metro City where he teaches his military MMA at the Buckler Security Service, following his past experiences as a contractor for a PMC. Luke was also being assigned to be a bodyguard of Ken's son, Mel in the same week where a terrorist group known as Amnesia framed Ken for a crime he did not commit at Nayshall.


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

Menat (メナト, Menato, from Arabic منات, Egyptian 𓅓𓈖𓏏) is a character introduced in Street Fighter V Season 2 DLC. She is the youthful, 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. She also serves as the shopkeeper for the game's loot box system.

Based on Japanese only Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition – Visionary Book II, a crystal ball she owned, the "Left Eye of the Lion" was stated by the current director Takayuki Nakayama to be created from a product of a god-beast believed to have once protected the phantom desert kingdom of Sangypt, a home territory of Red Earth villain Ravange. This suspects that Red Earth may or may likely take place in a feudal timeline of Street Fighter shared universe.


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

Necalli (ネカリ, Nekari) is a character introduced in Street Fighter V. Necalli is an ancient Aztec spiritual entity 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 does not have a skeleton when electrocuted. In A Shadow Falls, he appears as an antagonist on his own, unrelated to Shadaloo nor the Secret Society. He is apparently permanently destroyed by Akuma in the latter's character story. His model was created by David Giraud of Volta, based in Montreal.


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

Rashid (ラシード, Rashīdo, from Arabic راشد) is a character introduced as the protagonist of Street Fighter V, according to Capcom, and is the eldest son of an old Middle Eastern family, who lost their old lands to Gill's ancestors in a single night. Accompanied by his attendant and teacher Azam, he is searching for a missing female friend, who used to work as a S.I.N. engineer before being kidnapped by Bison and Shadaloo. During a final battle against Shadaloo, he found out that his friend sacrifices her life to countermeasure Shadaloo's plan before F.A.N.G. killed her. Rashid has an obsession with the newest technology and is capable of producing small tornadoes, earning him the nickname "Rashid of the Turbulent Wind". Sometimes later in Street Fighter 6, he begins his career as a FooTuber, often being scolded by Azam whenever he gets carried away with his silly antics. He also began patrolling Amnesia's criminal activities in Nayshall ever since they framed Ken Masters, and suspects its leader, JP, is a former Shadaloo member. The creation of Rashid was a close collaboration between Capcom Japan, Sony, and Pluto Games. Rashid's appearance was announced by Yoshinori Ono during the Games15 event in Dubai. Rashid's model was created by NXA Studios, based in China.


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

Zeku (是空, Zekū) is a character is a character who makes his playable debut in Street Fighter V Season 2 DLC. He first appears as a non-playable character in Street Fighter Alpha 2 as Guy's teacher and the 38th Master of the Bushinryu school. After Guy defeats him, he passes on his title as Master and disappears. In Street Fighter V, he re-emerges to establish his own ninja clan and develop a new fighting style. During gameplay, he can vanish and reappear as a younger version of himself, which bears a strong resemblance to another Capcom character, Strider Hiryu. Ironically, Strider is one of Zeku's planned clan names, during a conversation between both of his older and younger-selves, therefore possibly connecting the Strider series to the Street Fighter shared universe. Streamline Studios, based in Malaysia, was responsible for modeling and rigging of his model.

Introduced in Street Fighter 6


Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese); Faye Mata (English)

A mysterious white haired Chinese woman whose master is none other than Rashid's archenemy, F.A.N.G., a former Shadaloo member who murdered the Arabian fighter's friend back in Street Fighter V. Like F.A.N.G., she fights with poison techniques. However, in contrast to her master's crane kung fu, she uses a snake kung fu which involves flexibility. She was revealed to be one of the Season 1 Pass DLC characters of Street Fighter 6, with her brief gameplay is shown during EVO 2023, and was announced at the end of August 2023 to be released after Tokyo Game Show event on September 27, 2023.


Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Japanese); Stephen Fu (English)

Jamie Siu (ジェイミー・ショウ, Jeimī Shou) was revealed in the PlayStation's State of Play trailer on June 2, 2022. He is a Hong Kongese drunken kung fu break dancer who is a rival of Luke since childhood, and idolizes the Lee brothers, Yun and Yang, who saved his life from being killed by group of thugs. Afterwards, Jamie was sent by his parents to be trained by his kind grandmother, and thanked her for disciplining him. After growing up as a seasoned fighter, he lives in the Metro City Chinatown where Yun and Yang's acquaintances, Chun-Li and Li Fen are. The drink jug he uses in battle boosts his fighting skill, but contains Yakuyu (薬湯), a herbal tea, instead of alcohol.


Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese); Wally Wingert (English)

JP (ジェイピー, Jeipī) is a mysterious Bartitsu fighter, head of the NGO Terra Network Partners (Geo Plan (ジオ・プラン, Jio Puran) in the Japanese version) at Nayshall (ナイシャール, Naishāru). In reality, he is a greedy leader of a terrorist group known as Amnesia (アムネジア, Amunejia) and the main antagonist of Street Fighter 6, having been responsible for every conspiracies and incidents in the past, with the current ones surrounding Luke, Kimberly and Ken's lives, as Kimberly's uncle, Albert was involved in Nayshall incident where he accompanied Ken. Aside from having a pet cat named Cybele (シベール, Shibēru), he is secretly revealed to be a former finance officer for Shadaloo, having been gifted with a Psycho power by its leader, M. Bison prior to his death in Street Fighter V, and can hide his true intentions from the public view far better than his proclaimed predecessor. To cover his illegal activities to manipulate government systems and steal their finances behind the scenes, he uses different front businessman aliases such as Jean-Philippe (ジャン・フィリップ, Jan Firippu), and currently at Nayshall as a Russian named Johann Petrovich (ヨハン・ペトロビッチ, Yohan Petorobitchi). During a near end chapters of World Tour's base storyline, JP begins to infect the Avatar with his Psycho power to be his potential vessels like M. Bison did before him, as well as when learning Amnesia's other opposing group, Neo Shadaloo infect Bosch Waraya.


Voiced by: Nao Tōyama (Japanese); Anairis Quiñones (English)

Kimberly Jackson (キンバリー・ジャクソン, Kinbarī Jakuson) was first shown in the trailer in June 2022 before being announced at EVO 2022. She is an African-American graduate student and graffiti artist, and she is the second black female character in the history of the franchise, following the introduction of Elena. She recently became Guy's kunoichi apprentice and loves 1980's pop culture. Kimberly is also a natural born fighter who easily defeated Zeku, which led Guy to accept her request to be his apprentice. Her uncle Albert Jackson (アルバート・ジャクソン, Arubāto Jakuson) volunteered to aid the Masters Foundation at Nayshall. However, Albert sacrificed his life saving Ken from an ambush by the Amnesia terrorist group, who then framed Ken for the crime. Ultimately, her uncle's death is the reason Kimberly begins to investigate the previous Nayshall incident, seeking out both Luke and Ken to learn the truth, until her unexpected brief encounter with a direct murder of Albert, JP. Shortly at some point, she helps a fellow music enthusiast fighter Dee Jay on creating his new song.


Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese); Tiana Camacho (English)

Lily Hawk (リリー・ホーク, Rirī Hōku) is the youngest member of the Thunderfoot tribe, and has a close relationship with T. Hawk and Juli, the former being Lily's inspiration for leaving the tribe to explore the world. She speaks with the spirits of nature, primarily wind, trusting in their guidance as she travels the globe, while carrying an old era camera around her. In the battle, she wields two pairs of ball-headed war clubs known as "Pogamoggans". She is also a friend of a fellow spirit shaman, Elena, and helps Blanka to be himself under the guidance of spirit of jungle during his tour guiding job.


Voiced by: Ayaka Fukuhara (Japanese); Cherami Leigh (English)

Manon Legrand (マノン・ルグラン, Manon Ruguran) is an idealistic French ballerina, judoka champion, and celebrity who joined the competitive world fighting circuits to pursue true beauty through self-improvement. She is a friend of her own fan, Dee Jay, and has strong distaste towards JP. Manon was responsible for suggesting E. Honda to open his chanko restaurant-sumo arena hybrid place, Chanko House Edomon at Metro City instead at France's traveling carnival area, which then proves to be successful.


Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese); Allegra Clark (English)

Marisa (マリーザ, Marīza) Rossetti is a giant muscular Italian jewelry designer and an MMA-pankratiast of Greek-descent, whose medium-length red hair resembles a gladiator helmet, and owns a pet lion named Lucius (ルキウス, Rukiusu). Inspired by Greco-Roman gladiator culture of her ancestor's ancient lineage, she enters competitive fighting to seek both glorious beauty and strength. While hinted to be bisexual, she develops a friendly rivalry with Manon and falls in love with a fellow wrestler, Zangief. She was briefly seen in the first full trailer of PlayStation's State of Play 2022 in summer before being fully revealed in Tokyo Game Show 2022.

Introduced in the EX series

The EX series is developed by Arika, a company formed of former Capcom employees. Arika later developed its own fighting game featuring characters from the series, Fighting EX Layer, which was released in 2018.


Voiced by: Yūji Machi

Ace (エース, Ēsu) was introduced in Street Fighter EX3, is a government agent 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. He was designed originally with the idea of implementing a side-scrolling action game mode into the title.


Voiced by: Osamu Hosoi (SF EX series), Daisuke Yokota (Fighting EX Layer)

Allen Snider (アレン・スナイダー, Aren Sunaidā). Allen 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. 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. Allen returns in Fighting EX Layer, determined to defeat the recently revived Garuda to prove himself.


Voiced by: Konami Yoshida (SF EX series), Rie Hikisaka (Fighting EX Layer)

Area (エリア, Eria), first appears in Street Fighter EX2 Plus, is a young girl hailing from the United Kingdom with braided hair and glasses. 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). In Fighting EX Layer, disappointed by her inventions' lack of fame, she seeks out fellow inventor Balba Purna, coming into contact with his daughter Pullum along the way.

Bison II and Shin-Bison


Voiced by: Hikari Tachibana (SF EX series), Rui Tanabe (Fighting EX Layer)

Blair Dame (ブレア・デイム, Burea Deimu), appears as a secret character in the original Street Fighter EX and as a regular character in Street Fighter EX Plus, EX Plus α, and Fighting EX Layer. She 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. 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. She is also mentioned in Jack's ending in Street Fighter EX3. Blair is a playable character in Fighting EX Layer, hiring Vulcano Rosso to help her search for Jack after he flees to America.

Blair is ranked 53rd in a worldwide Street Fighter character poll held between 2017 and 2018.

C. Jack

Voiced by: Banjō Ginga (SF EX series), Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Fighting EX Layer)

Cracker Jack (クラッカー・ジャック, Kurakkā Jakku), also known as C. Jack or just 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, and by the end of Street Fighter EX3 he seeks refuge in Blair's mansion. In Fighting EX Layer, Jack escapes the organization by leaving Blair's employ and fleeing to America.

Cycloid-β and Cycloid-γ

Cycloid-β (サイクロイド-β, Saikuroido Bēta) and Cycloid-γ (サイクロイド-γ, Saikuroido Ganma), 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. 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 Pullum's father Balba to annihilate a huge criminal organization. In Street Fighter EX2 Plus, an unidentified Cycloid model appears in one of the bonus rounds.

The Cycloids were designed as "mysterious characters". According to Nishitani, due to advancements in programming like "mirror processing, light refracting on transparent bodies, flame expressions, etc." gaining popularity and wanted to implement characters that took advantage of these effects. Originally planned for introduction in the first game, they ran out of time. Gamma in particular was originally supposed to use textures for it wireframe appearance, however these looked awkward when zoomed in, so the model was created by hand using what they'd learned from developing Doctrine Dark's character.

D. Dark

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). In July 2011, a video from an Arika 3DS test project, called Fighting Sample, was released featuring Dark. In Fighting EX Layer, Dark is influenced by Garuda's negative energy into becoming a serial killer.

Mikel Reparaz of GamesRadar stated the Street Fighter series needed more serious villains like Dark, adding "Vega's too silly and Bison's too beloved, so a genuinely crazy murderer would be an interesting addition to the roster." They further praised his storyline of misguided revenge, and his fighting style was a good counter against C. Viper in Street Fighter IV.


Voiced by: Takashi Nagasako

Darun Mister (ダラン・マイスター, Daran Maisutā), makes his first 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. In Street Fighter EX3, he has a special ending if the player finishes the single-player mode with Zangief as his tag-partner. In Fighting EX Layer, Darun is nearly killed by Garuda, so he resigns from being Pullum's bodyguard so he can train to defeat the demon.


Voiced by: Osamu Hosoi (SF EX series), Naoki Sagawa (Fighting EX Layer)

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. 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. Garuda returns as the antagonist of Fighting EX Layer, revived by absorbing Kairi's negative energy.

Garuda was built around the concept of "a badass with a sword hidden on his back". Originally his attacks were single-hit, however they felt they were too "light", and went with multi-hit attacks instead.


Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (SF EX series), Takuma Terashima (Fighting EX Layer)

Hayate (ハヤテ), 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. 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. A new Hayate, the descendant of the original, appears as a playable character in Fighting EX Layer.

During development, the team joking called his "Tsumuji Kagero-Kyoku" movie "UFO!" due to its bizarre flying nature.

Hokuto and Bloody Hokuto

Voiced by: Yuri Amano (SF EX series), Yuka Igarashi (Fighting EX Layer)

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 half-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. Bloody Hokuto returns in Fighting EX Layer, now going by her original name of Shirase. Hokuto also appears as a playable character, though her ending reveals her to actually be Nanase, having been brainwashed into believing she is Hokuto.


Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa (SF EX series), Yoshitaka Kure (Fighting EX Layer)

Kairi (カイリ), 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. Kairi returns as the protagonist of Fighting EX Layer, fighting to defeat Garuda after accidentally breaking the seal preventing his rebirth.


Voiced by: Megumi Ogata

Nanase (七瀬), 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. 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. Ultimately, she is freed from the Mizugami clan by Hokuto and her memories of her past sealed, allowing her to live a normal life. She reappears in Fighting EX Layer, now under the new alias of Sanane (紗波音, さなね); her ending reveals her to be a cousin of Nanase instilled with her memories to act as a "substitute", with the real Nanase having been similarly manipulated into believing she is Hokuto.

During development, giving her weapon extending hitboxes proved quite challenging for the team. In addition, they found great difficulty balancing her "Kasumi Oroshi" attack.


Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto

Pullum Purna (プルム・プルナ, Purumu Puruna, Arabic: برم برنا) is the daughter of Balba Purna, an Arab multimillionaire and inventor. 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. Pullum's theme tune was later used in the game Technictix. Pullum returns as a downloadable character in Fighting EX Layer, following a new clue to the whereabouts of her missing father.


Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (SF EX series), Tobby Uehara (Fighting EX Layer)

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 lethal 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. Shadowgeist appears again in Fighting EX Layer, with most of his moves renamed from the ruthless vigilante motifs into the Greek alphabetic-based reformed agent motifs. He is coerced into working for the US Secret Service after learning his daughter is alive, later revealed to be Sharon.

Nishitani stated he was one of his favorite designs, having a preference for "monsters and mysterious figures". However one of his attacks, "Death Energy", caused the development team much trouble due to its effect of pulling the opponent towards him causing multiple bugs when developing Street Fighter EX2.


Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (EX2), Miki Ito (EX2 Plus, EX3), Suzuka Kimura (Fighting EX Layer)

Sharon (シャロン), first appears 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. Sharon later returned as a downloadable character in Fighting EX Layer, blackmailed by the US Secret Service into leaving retirement for a final mission, during which she learns Shadowgeist is her father.

In a retrospective, Nishitani commented that he felt the character was a bit bland compared to other fighters in the EX series, but praised the story and background her character creator had given her.


Voiced by: Issei Futamata (EX series), Yūko Kaida (SNKH:TTZ)

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, along with white gloves and boots and a belt. Skullomania reappears in Fighting EX Layer, having settled back into life as a salaryman but finding himself unexpectedly transforming into his superhero persona without any memory of doing so afterward. With new powers also developing as well, he sets out to find the reason behind these sudden changes.

He makes later appearances in the PlayStation 2 music game Technictix and in Fighter Maker. As a nod to Skullomania, Capcom gave El Fuerte a similar skull costume in the Halloween pack for Street Fighter IV. A female version of Skullomania appears as a special guest character in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.

He was conceived after one of the developers suggested to have a "skeleton" design. Early drafts of the character featured him wearing a full rubber suit instead.

Among the cast of characters introduced in the Street Fighter EX series, Skullomania is the most popular. He is ranked 16th in a worldwide Street Fighter character poll held between 2017 and 2018.

V. Rosso

Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi

Vulcano Rosso (ヴルカーノ・ロッソ, Vurukāno Rosso), 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). At the end of EX3, he returns home after getting his revenge on his lover's murderer. In Fighting EX Layer, having graduated from the organization and become a detective, he takes Blair as a client and begins searching for the missing Jack.

The character was built around the concept of "faux-Kung Fu". His slower projectile caused some concerns for the development team as to how they'd balance it.



Sawada (portrayed by Kenya Sawada) is a character from the 1994 Street Fighter movie.


Sawada was inspired by his portrayal, Japanese actor Kenya Sawada. Originally Sawada was cast by Capcom itself to play Ryu in the live-action film Street Fighter (1994). However, as Sawada did not have much knowledge in English, he was replaced by actor Byron Mann.

Sawada appears in the arcade and console adaptations of the film, where he was used as a stand-in for Fei Long.


In Street Fighter games

Kenya Sawada portrays the character in the separately produced arcade and console games based on the American film of the series. Despite not appearing in Street Fighter V, Sawada was profiled in the Shadaloo Combat Research Institute part of their Capcom Fighters Network website. In Street Fighter V: A Visionary Book, he his also cited as member of United States Air Force and one of Charlie's former friends and current rival.

In other media


Sawada also appears in the American TV series, a continuation of the 1994 live-action film. Sawada took over Guile's position in the A.N. when Guile started working for Street Fighter (a group consisting of Ryu, Ken, Blanka and others). While in the movie he wore a blue T-shirt, blue camouflage pants and army boots, this version wears a tan uniform, similar to Rolento's. He also uses his katana to fire blade-shaped projectiles instead of the Gokusatsu-Jibakujin.


In the Brazilian comic book, is a member of the United Nations' Armed Forces, He teams up with the Street Fighters to rescue Guile, who has been kidnapped by Sagat, Vega and Balrog, who after M. Bison's apparent death and the end of Shadaloo, founded a new criminal organization.

See also

  • Monitor Cyborg, a character exclusive to the anime Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie and playable in its related game.
  • Blade, Arkane, Kyber, F7, Sawada: characters exclusive to the arcade game based on the live action film.
  • Shin, a character exclusive to Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation


Further reading

  • Studio Bent Stuff (September 2000). All About Capcom Head-to-Head Fighting Game 1987–2000. A.A. Game History Series (Vol. 1) (in Japanese). Dempa Publications, Inc. ISBN 978-4-88554-676-1.

Text submitted to CC-BY-SA license. Source: Characters of the Street Fighter series by Wikipedia (Historical)