Street Fighter/Characters

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Here is a total list of fighters from the Street Fighter games. All fighters below are listed by the saga in which they first appeared.

Debuting in Street Fighter

Ryu - Japan

"The answer lies... in the heart of battle."

Voiced by:

The lead character of the franchise and the Fighting Game character, Ryu is a stoic Japanese martial artist who wanders the globe seeking the meaning of being a "true warrior". He can be recognized by his sleeveless white karate gi and a red or white hachimaki depending on the game. He trained alongside his friendly rival Ken under their mutual master Gouken and was the victor of the first Street Fighter tournament. His encounter with his master's nemesis Akuma during the Street Fighter Alpha sub-series awoke the untapped Satsui no Hadou or "murderous intent" within him, although this power was eventually removed by Gouken in IV. In III, he continues to travel the world in search of strong opponents.

His Evil Ryu version has been present in the Alpha and EX series, and has made a reappearance in the arcade edition of Super IV.

(in his rival match against Ken) "Neither of us have reached our full potential."

  • Blue Oni: To Ken's Red.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the Street Fighter II V anime series.
    • Also his story arc for Alpha 2/Alpha 3.
    • This is also more or less the genesis of Evil Ryu as a player character, though he is enslaved to his own bloodlust rather than an outside will.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Hadoken!", "Shoryuken!" and "Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku", which is rendered unintellible.
  • Catch Phrase: "Hadoken!"
  • Casting a Shadow: In IV and its respective pseudo-sequel, Ryu gains the Metsu Hadouken and Metsu Shoryuken. The former originally appeared as a super for Evil Ryu in Capcom vs. SNK (there, it functioned akin to an evil version of the Denjin Hadouken). The latter was the very same move he used to scar Sagat.
  • Celibate Hero: In an earlier story he recognizes that Gouken's daughter has feelings for him but is unable to return them.
    • Moreover, while he would like to start a family someday, he believes he's not ready to consider doing so.
    • If you see Sakura's thoughts on Ryu as a full-blown romantic crush, then it's likely that he views her in a similar light: he cares for her and looks forward to her development, but can't return her romantic feelings.
  • The Comically Serious: Comes across this way, particularly in supplemental media. He's not even trying to be overly-serious (he's open to trying new things as best he can), it's just who he is.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The "Satsui no Hadou" state, literally "Surge of Murderous Intent". Used by his alter-ego in the Alpha series, Evil Ryu.
  • Divergent Character Evolution
  • Does Not Like Shoes: His constant barefootedness throughout the series is Lampshaded in Street Fighter IV:

"Shoes? No, I can certainly afford them; I go barefoot for comfort."

"Ninja style? People could see you from a block away!"

  • Urban Legend of Zelda: "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!"
  • Walking the Earth: Is always traveling in search of new opponents and challenges, although he allegedly returns to Suzaku Castle (the burial ground of his Not Quite Dead sensei Gouken) once a year.
  • Why Did It Have To be Spiders: Ryu hates spiders, stemming from an incident in which one had crawled into his open mouth while he was sleeping.
  • X-Ray Sparks: His Denjin-Hadouken Super Art from 3rd Strike has this effect on the opponent.

Ken - USA

"I'm ready for ya. Bring it on!"

Voiced by: Kenji Haga (Super Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II the Animated Movie, Street Fighter IIV) Tetsuya Iwanaga, (Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter EX, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom Clash of the Superheroes, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Namco X Capcom) Go Yamane (Street Fighter EX2 Plus) Reuben Langdon, (Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, all english) Koji Tobe (Street Fighter III, Street Fighter III: 2nd. Impact) Yuji Kishi, (Street Fighter III: 3rd. Strike, Street Fighter IV, Capcom vs. SNK Millennium Fight 2000, Capcom vs. SNK 2 Mark of the Millennium, Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, all english) Atsushi Maezuka (SNK vs. Capcom SVC Chaos) Scott McNeil, (American cartoon) Steven Blum. (Street Fighter Alpha: The Animated Movie)

Full name Ken Masters, son of the wealthy Masters family, Ken is the former training partner and friendly rival of Ryu, who uses the same special techniques (specializing in the Shoryuken or "Dragon Punch"). He is characterized by his red karate gi and his medium-length/long blond hair. After completing his martial art training from Gouken, Ken moved back to his native America and won the U.S. Martial Arts Tournament, where he met his girlfriend Eliza. He eventually marries her by the end of Street Fighter II. In IV he hesitates joining the new tournament, but Eliza encourages him to do so, stating that he'll be back before their baby's birth. After the events of IV his son Mel is born, and in Street Fighter III Ken takes Sean as his apprentice and begins training his son Mel in his style of martial arts.

"I need a better workout than this! Where's Eliza?"

  • Groin Attack: In the games, his own son Mel does this to him in his Street Fighter III ending, to the shock of Eliza.
  • Handsome Lech
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Ryu. Just ask his wife, she'll tell you who comes first.
    • Look at the background of the main menu for Super Street Fighter IV.
    • Ryu's rival battle in the game (which is against Ken; Ken's is against Rufus) is a better example:

(during Ryu vs. Ken's rival match)
Ryu: I always learn something new when we step into the ring together.
Ken: You see Ryu, this is why I enjoy fighting you.

Ken: "And you! (* panting* ) YOU'RE A LOSER!"

"See? The strongest fighter always wins! As easy to understand as a flowchart!"

  • Theme Naming: Read Ryu
  • Uncle Pennybags: Most notably in the Street Fighter II V anime.
  • Unknown Rival: Rufus in IV, and played with beyond that: not only he has no idea that Rufus is gunning for him, Rufus has no idea who Ken actually is, and continually mistakes other fighters for him. Including Cammy, who, as noted, is a girl.

(rival match vs. Rufus)
Rufus: So Ken Masters! At last we meet! This going is going to hurt like nobody’s business!
Ken: Hm... This could be interesting. Bring it on, meatball!

(Rufus rival match vs. Ken)
Rufus: Ha! Looks like I finally caught up to you, blondie! You gave me quite the run around! The fat ladie’s about to sing, ain’t she?
Ken: Wha-? Who the heck are you?

Retsu - Japan

Banished monk and master of Shorinji Kempo who was notably the first guy you fought in the original Street Fighter. Although he never actually appeared as a fighter in subsequent games, he appears in concept art for the first Street Fighter Alpha, where he is shown beating the crap out of Dan and has a role in Udon's Street Fighter comics as an old friend of Gouken.

Geki - Japan

A claw-wielding ninja who fought in the first tournament. It's been said that he was the one who a) trained Vega; and b) is related to Ibuki (possibly an uncle). He also uses shuriken and teleportation techniques.

  • Ascended Extra: In the UDON comic series, the Geki are an entire clan of ninja assassins, but the one of them implied to be the guy from the game is the villain of Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki.
    • Before this, in a bonus comic centering around Gen, an assassin is summoned to kill Gen (forcing him to react and kill his assailant in front of a young Chun-Li). This individual has the exact same garb and weapon as Geki, further reinforcing there are many of these warriors who practice the same style of combat.
  • Meaningful Name: Geki means "intense" in Japanese. It goes along with the Theme Naming between him and Retsu.
  • Ninja
  • Out of Focus: He hasn't appeared at all since his first appearance.
  • Smoke Out
  • Teleport Spam
  • Wolverine Claws

Gen - China

"You cannot keep my fists in your sight, for they move with the fury of Hell!"

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi, (Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3) Michael Sorich, (Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, english) Yohei Tadano (Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, japanese)

Former assassin and mentor to Chun-Li. A kung-fu master versed in an assassination style he created based on Chinese martial arts. In Street Fighter Alpha he is dying of a terminal illness and seeks one last good fight before he passes on to the next world. This brings him to Akuma's attention and the two fight, but Akuma stops the fight, noticing Gen's illness and leaving, due to his principle of never fighting anybody who isn't at the top of their game. An insulted Gen goes after him, seeking to finish the fight. In IV it is heavily implied that Gen knows that Chun-Li's father is alive, and when he is abducted by S.I.N, Gen heads out to take him back.

  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Grandpa: He was born in 1911. Wow.
  • Consummate Professional: He was once known as the world's greatest assassin. Please do not question this fact.
  • Blood Knight: In his SSFIV intro, "I live to fight. Death's embrace is my ultimate destiny. As long as blood courses through my veins, I shall not succumb to the likes of you!"
  • Death Seeker: He's dying of cancer. He seeks someone to give him a deathmatch so that he won't die in his bed.
    • Determinator: He will not die until gets his perfect opponent to actually fight him.
  • Difficult but Awesome: With two completely distinctive moveset that he switch between on the fly, Gen is obviously not a pick-up-and-play type of character. Expert Gen players are rare to happen upon, but you'll notice that they can pull ridiculous strings of attacks on your ass within seconds and soar across the screen like flying squirrel, able to break your guard at a moment's whim.
  • Evil Mentor: To Chun-Li. Possibly to Yun and Yang as well (see above).
  • Finger-Poke of Doom: Quite a few of his moves apply, like the Hyakurenko, but his Sou/Mantis Style Ultras in Super Street Fighter IV, Zetsui and Shi'tengetsu, are prime examples.
  • Gratuitous English: "You are big fool!"
  • Monochromatic Eyes
  • Morality Pet: Gen is a ruthless killer, but he ALWAYS shows a spot of tenderness to Chun-Li, who's probably his favorite (and greatest) student.
    • The UDON comic series also uses this to set up a My God, What Have I Done? moment that gives him his characterization. After having to defend himself in mortal combat against an assassin in plain view of the young Chun-Li, he decides that he has crossed a line in his choice of work and must give up his lifestyle before he imbues any negative values in his pupil.
  • Not Quite Dead: Though thought to have died after the Alpha series, he returns alive and well in Street Fighter IV. His intro in IV also hints that Chun-Li's father might still be alive too.
  • Old Master: Gen is considered the most dangerous assassin in the Street Fighter mythos. Even Akuma acknowledges that Gen in his prime would have probably wiped the floor with him.
    • And he's able to stand toe-to-toe with Akuma at his current age, even surviving the Shun Goku Satsu while suffering from cancer. Old master, indeed.
  • Pressure Point: The Shi-ten-shu, which works as a Damage-Over-Time type of attack that culminates with a free stun—complete with a countdown, both of which can be stopped if the opponent manages to hit Gen. Several other attacks fit this as well.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs/Spam Attack: The Hyakurenko.
    • His trademark Zan'ei deals many blows from what seems to be a single hit.
  • Shirtless Scene: He has a shirtless alternate outfit in Super Street Fighter IV.
  • Social Darwinist: One of his round win quotes in SFIV is, "The weak deserve death."
  • Stance System: Gen has the unique ability among the characters in the series to switch between two stances, Sou/Mourning/"Mantis" and Ki/Hateful/"Crane", while fighting. When he changes from one style to another, his fighting stance, basic techniques, Special Moves and even Super Combos are changed.
  • Stroke the Beard: In his opening animation, and one of his possible taunts in IV.
  • Wall Jumper: The Oga.
  • Weak but Skilled: Old and ill and all, he can still pack quite a punch against younger, healthier and physically stronger fighters than himself. If Akuma is to be believed (and why shouldn't he be?), Gen's age and illness are the only things that make it remotely fair (in-story) for him to fight any of the other characters.

Lee - China

A Chinese kenpo master who enters the first tournament to test his skills. Lee is the uncle of Yun and Yang from Street Fighter III. Other than the original Street Fighter, he makes an appearance in the Sakura Ganbaru!! manga as one of Sakura's opponents, and in the UDON comic as a challenger of Fei Long.

Birdie - England

"I am Birdie! The most rotten villain in the world... I hope!"

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3)

A British bar bouncer who enters the first tournament looking for cash. He returns in the Alpha series, seeking to join Shadaloo. He succeeds and tries to steal Bison's Psycho Drive, but fails and escapes the destruction of the Shadaloo base. In the first Street Fighter he was tall but slender light skinned mohawked punk, but was changed into a brutish black (but still British) thug in the Alpha series.

  • All There in the Manual: Some background details; For instance, he was once a professional wrestler and formed a fearsome tag team with fellow British goliath Titanic Tim from the Saturday Night Slam Masters games.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: One pallete is green.
  • Anime Hair: Check out that circle mohawk! It has a hole in it.
  • Ascended Extra: He gets an expanded role in the UDON comic series.
    • In the Street Fighter Alpha animated movie, he's the only "new" character to get any real depth, even fighting the Big Bad with the heroes, and saving Chun-Li.
  • Chained by Fashion: Wears a chain around one wrist and forearm and uses it in his throws.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond
  • Easter Egg: his stage in the first game has posters depicting the Velvet Underground's debut "banana album" artwork.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Genius Bruiser: In most other adaptations. In any case, it's incredibly surprising that Birdie is smart enough to be constantly plotting on Shadaloo.
  • Hand Wave: "I looked pale because I was sick!"
  • Hotblooded Sideburns: Incorporated to his Alpha redesign, and very outrageously done - they almost look like a sideburns/mustache combo!
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's basically Zangief mixed with Balrog/Boxer.
  • London Gangster
  • Meaningful Name: A golf term, shares this theme with Eagle.
  • Out of Focus: He seems to be out of action following Alpha 3.
  • Scary Black Man: Except in the original game, (where it may have been a simple mistake) where he was white. He jokes in Alpha 3 that he was really sick back then, and it made him look pale and flushed.
  • Theme Naming: Birdie and Eagle are two terms used in Golf.
  • Unskilled but Strong: UDON's World Warrior Encyclopedia sums up Birdie's fighting style as "an unrefined, sloppy combination of barroom brawling and crushing professional wrestling maneuvers." He's never had any actual training as a fighter, but he's powerful and he has a lot of experience.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • With My Hands Tied: He incorporates his handcuffs into his devastating throws.

Eagle - England

"Shall we dance?"

Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi (Capcom vs. SNK 2 Mark of the Millennium, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max and Upper)

British bodyguard who enters the first tournament to test his skill. He did not make another playable appearance until Capcom vs. SNK 2, and was added to the portable editions of Street Fighter Alpha 3 after he gained more recognition.

  • Ascended Extra
  • Attack Reflector: St. Andrew's Green
  • Badass Mustache
  • Cultured Badass: Second only to Dudley.
  • Dual-Wielding
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Of his special moves, only St. Andrews Green doesn't involve spinning in some fashion or another. He even twirls his batons around like a drummer when he taunts.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: An extremely muted example, but it's there; one of his moves, the above mentioned St. Andrews Green, is just Eagle swinging his sticks like a golf club.
  • Manly Gay: He's openly gay, his character is apparently inspired by Freddie Mercury (note the Queen references in his victory quotes).
  • Meaningful Name: A golf term, shares this theme with Birdie. Supplementary material suggests he's quite skilled at golf, even.
  • Out of Focus: He was thought to have disappeared with the other original Street Fighter characters, but appeared in Capcom Vs. SNK 2 and the handheld versions of Alpha 3. Even so, he's easily the least represented character from the Alpha series in other media.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: Certainly in appearance.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Simple Staff: Escrima sticks, really. They still hurt, of course, but as weapons go you don't get much less complicated.
  • Surprisingly Good English: He has a Japanese voice actor, but at least speaks English well.
  • Invisible to Gaydar
  • Theme Naming: His attacks are named after various locations in England plus colors; Manchester Black, for example. Additionally, both Birdie and Eagle are two terms used in Golf.

Joe - USA

An underground American martial artist who entered the tournament to test his skills. One of the first opponents in the original game and about as generic as they come.

  • All There in the Manual: He didn't appear in another Street Fighter game outside the 1st as a playable character, but he appeared as the white guy whom punched the black guy in the Street Fighter II intro. However, the two characters seen in the SFII intro simply resemble the former characters: they could be completely different persons from what Word of God has let us know.
  • Out of Focus: He hasn't appeared at all since his first appearance.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy
    • Meaningful Name: Look at the above trope. Then look at the character's name.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Rumour has it that he was going to appear in Street Fighter Alpha 3 but was replaced by Cody at the last minute.

Mike - USA

Former boxing champion, whose career was ruined when he accidentally killed one of his opponents.

Adon - Thailand

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3) Taliesin Jaffe, (Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, english), Atsushi Imaruoka (Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, japanese)

A hotheaded, arrogant Muay Thai master. He used to be Sagat`s apprentice until Sagat's loss against Ryu in the first game. During the first two Alpha games, Adon challenged Sagat for the title of Emperor of Muay Thai and won, although barely. In Alpha 3, he went to find Akuma, but failed in his search. He cameos in Street Fighter IV, where he returned to Thailand only to be defeated by Saga, and then makes a full comeback to the playing cast in Super Street Fighter IV.

  • A God Am I: "I will see them worship me as a god!" said to Sagat in Super Street Fighter IV before their rival match.
  • Animal Motifs: Jaguars.
  • Anti-Villain: He's motivated by frustration and rage at being abandoned by Sagat after the loss to Ryu, rather than his more familiar "I WILL BEAT UP EVERYONE EVER" deal. He eventually grows to hate Sagat for having smeared the name of Muay Thai by losing to Ryu, and decides to beat him down to take the crown as the reigning king of Muay Thai.
  • Arrogant Muay Thai Guy: He has nothing but contempt for anyone else, he shows absolutely no friendliness or respect to ANYONE. If you try to fight him, he will do everything to give you a savage beatdown.
  • Blood Knight: Unlike Sagat, Adon doesn't really fight for an expressed purpose. He just wants to play.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: The only way to wipe that smug grin off his face is to beat it off. No easy task, that...
  • Curb Stomp Battle: Prior to the events of IV, he challenges Sagat, who had come to see one of his matches. One Tiger Destruction later, Adon is down for the count.
  • The Dragon: In the first Street Fighter, towards Sagat.
  • Evil Redhead: More unruly and arrogant than 100% Complete Monster, but he IS very mean.
  • Gratuitous English:

"Jaguar Kick!"
"Jaguar Tooth!"

  • Hot-Blooded
  • Hypocritical Humor: His win quote if you beat Abel in Super Street Fighter IV ("Obsession with the past is a sign of weakness, worm!") sounds a bit odd once you consider what his characterization is after the 1st game.
  • Insufferable Genius: He has one mean bite to back up all his barking.
  • Jerkass
  • Kneel Before Zod: He wants the world (and especially Sagat) to bow down before him and worship him as a god.

(before Adon's rival match against Sagat)
Sagat: The power you’re after is twisted.
Adon: Just save it! Everyone will bow before me. I will see them worship me as a God!
(during said rival match)
Adon: Grovel before me!

Sagat - Thailand

"You are not a warrior. You're a beginner!"

Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki, (Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Capcom vs. SNK, Capcom vs. SNK 2) Sakai Albright, (Street Fighter EX) Koji Suizu (SNK vs. Capcom SVC Chaos) Daisuke Endo, (Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, japanese) Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, english)

The King of Muay Thai and former Dragon to M. Bison. He is considered a national hero in Thailand thanks to his dedication to his craft and hosted the first Street Fighter tournament to prove his superiority as a fighter. After his loss to Ryu, he became angry and confused, joining Shadaloo in an effort to find Ryu for a rematch. After battling a revenge-filled Dan Hibiki (Sagat had killed Dan's father Go in retaliation for the loss of Sagat's eye), Sagat began to realize the fruitlessness of his need for revenge against Ryu; this was sealed at the sight of a Brainwashed and Crazy Ryu so he left Shadaloo, seeking to fight Ryu instead as a true warrior. Believing himself to have lost his fighting spirit, he is challenged by Adon and defeats him, promptly reigniting it, and shortly afterward enters the Street Fighter IV tournament.

  • Achey Scars: Given to him in his first big battle against Ryu. This lasts until the climax of the Alpha series. He could even draw on his hatred as a super (or as an EX Move in IV) to briefly buff his next Tiger Uppercut Blow.
  • Anti-Villain: Sagat was in the first SF tournament merely to test his skills against the best fighters in the world. He might have been a ruthless fighter, but he wasn't an evil one. His defeat at Ryu's hands did instill hatred in him and motivated him to join Shadoloo, but he realized that Shadoloo was not the right way, and his rivalry with Ryu has cooled down with time. Now he's just basically a fighter who will not settle with being second place, and despite their rivalry, he and Ryu are friends now, according to his ending in Super Street Fighter IV.T
  • Asskicking Equals Authority:

"They call me the king for a reason."

  • Badass
    • Handicapped Badass: Screw depth perception and peripheral vision! Sagat only needs one eye!
  • Bald of Evil: Before his Retcon.
  • Big Bad: In the first game.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Tiger Uppercut!"
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: In the first game.
  • Defector From Decadence: Decides during the Alpha series that Shadaloo was merely there as a vessel for his revenge against Ryu, which he no longer values, and leaves the organization, realizing that what he was associating with was not an honorable way for a warrior to live.
  • The Dragon: To M. Bison in Alpha.
  • The Emperor: In a figurative sense.
  • Evil Laugh: In the Alpha (and by proxy Capcom vs. SNK) and EX series. After Alpha, it's more of a condescending laugh.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He lost his eye in a fight with Dan's father.
  • Face Palm of Doom: His standard grab works like this.
  • Friend to All Children: He's revered as a national hero in Thailand. In his ending from Super Street Fighter IV, you actually see him in a tender moment with some of the local Thai children. (Adon's SSF IV ending has him watching over this same scene, howver, and he very cynically concludes that Sagat has lost his bite.)
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Evil, until his Heel Face Turn. To wit:
    • He has a missing eye thanks to Go Hibiki, Dan's father. This prompted Sagat to undergo a Turns Red moment and kill him in response. Hence the whole You Killed My Father thing that drives Dan during Alpha.
    • As for the scar, after getting beat down by Sagat, Ryu's will to win at all costs opened him to the Satsui no Hadou, and in what is perhaps Evil Ryu's only canonical appearance, Ryu blasted Sagat with the Metsu Shoryuken. The rest, is history...
    • Sagat eventually got retconned in Alpha 3 to merely being consumed with despair and rage over his loss and willingly joining Shadoloo simply to get another shot at Ryu. His first mid-boss fight was with a rage-filled Dan, and upon seeing him get up and keep on struggling after having lost, Sagat saw his own anger reflected in Dan's and so he started to question himself and his revenge. Later he learned of Bison and Shadaloo's true nature when Bison presented him with a fight with a Psycho-drive brainwashed Ryu; he quickly underwent a Heel Face Turn, stalled out, and broke Ryu's mind control. In Street Fighter IV, Ryu and Sagat are rival matches in Arcade Mode and speak to each other as honored opponents.
  • Gratuitous English:

"Tiger Uppercut"

  • Heel Face Turn
  • Heel Realization: It takes a lot for this to take place, and only really kicks in when Bison fulfills Sagat's wish of a rematch with Ryu, but by presenting him with a brainwashed Ryu without any true fighting spirit. In that moment, Sagat realizes how far he's fallen, and that the man he has been aiding in order to further his own petty need for vengeance, is certifiably evil. It comes to no surprise that he is the only one of the original Devas not to rejoin Bison in IV.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: In Alpha 3, Sagat fights the brainwashed Ryu while Ken and Sakura challenge Bison. It takes Sagat's urging, plus Sakura's injury at the hands of Bison to rouse Ryu out of his trance.
  • Karma Houdini: Suffers no repercussions with assisting the criminal efforts of Shadaloo. At least he wisened up and is making an effort to wash away the sins of his past.
  • Ki Attacks: Sagat can throw fiery projectiles at his opponent; since he's quite tall, he was given the ability to shoot the opponent both high or low from the ground.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: In every appearance sans I.
  • Noble Demon: When at his worst.
  • Pet the Dog: During Alpha 3, Sagat is challenged by Dan, who's seeking vengeance for the death of his father. Seeing far more of himself, and his own vengeful behavior towards Ryu, in Dan than he's comfortable with, he lets Dan win, thus preventing Dan from going down his path.
  • Playing with Fire: The Lv3 versions of Tiger Cannon and Tiger Raid in Alpha.
    • Also, his Tiger Destruction in IV,
  • Red Baron: The Emperor of Muay Thai.
  • Retcon: His loss against Ryu has been retconned so that he was scarred by Evil Ryu, and he has been retconned to undergo a Heel Face Turn post Alpha 3.
  • Revenge: What he wants from Ryu. However, upon seeing that Dan has the same look in his eyes that he has for Ryu, he gives it up, realizing that the pursuit of such things is an empty virtue.
  • The Rival: Ryu and Adon.
  • Scary Black Man: Only in some of the official artwork and some Anime adaptations. In-game, his skin tone is a lot lighter. Lampshaded when he gets a scary black voice in IV.
  • Self-Made Man: It's hinted that the Thai village Sagat visits in Street Fighter IV is actually his hometown, with the elder being one of his relatives. If it's true, it'd means that Sagat once was a Country Mouse who started from scratch and then worked his way to the top of the Muay Thai world.
  • Shoryuken: After being defeated by Ryu's Shoryuken in the past tournament, Sagat in response developed his own version of the move, the Tiger Uppercut.
  • Shotoclone: After the original game, his ability to use Tiger Shot and Tiger Uppercut make his fighting style eerily similar to Ryu and Ken's. He lacks a Hurricane Kick, but that isn't as iconic a move anyway.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Sakai Albright's rendition of Tiger Shot, Tiger Genocide, and Tiger Storm come out in perfectly clear English. Then again, like most of Sagat's seiyuu, he's plagued with stuff like "Tiger Rape!", "Tiger Bro!", and "Tiger Chow!" (respectively, that'd be Tiger Raid, Tiger Blow, and Tiger Cannon).
  • Theme Naming: As hinted above, most of his Special, Super, and Ultra attacks have the word "tiger" in them.
    • Ryu's name can be read as "dragon", and "the tiger and the dragon" has always been an idiomatic expression in Asian culture for two powerful, opposite forces.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • Warrior Poet
  • Worthy Opponent: The first "Anti-Ryu". Most players consider him some kind of Ryu/Ken-type in the way he plays anyway.

Debuting in other games or other media

The first film and Street Fighter the Movie

See the film's Characters page.

Blade, Arkane, F7 and Khyber (the Bison Troopers) - Shadaloo

Blade, Arkane, F7 and Khyber are based off the Bison Troopers in the live action movie. These four are high-tech shock troops who are skilled in using deadly weapons as well as hand to hand combat.

Street Fighter II the Animated Movie: The Game

Cyborg - Shadaloo

The sole playable character in the Street Fighter II (Animated) Movie game released in Japan only, the Cyborg in the game is a heavily modified Monitor Cyborg constructed specifically for combat, capable of analyzing his target's moves and use them after learning them. This cyborg tracked Ryu and in the game defeated him in battle. Depending on the ending, he gets inspired by Ryu and turns against Bison or he sticks to his programming and ends up replacing the fallen Vega as one of the Four Devas.

Street Fighter Online: The Mouse Generation

Shin - South Korea

The sole new character of Street Fighter: Online Mouse Generation, a Japanese-Korean Taekwondo master whose father is a former Japanese Karate master, while his maternal grandfather is a Taekwondo master from South Korea. Though, he doesn't like fighting and would rather become a musician.

UDON Comics

Mike Haggar

Ported from Final Fight to the UDON Comics. For many of his entries, check the Final Fight character sheet.


Ported from Final Fight to the UDON Comics. For many of her entries, check the Final Fight character sheet.

The Animated Series

Satin/Saturn Hammer

From the TV Series, essentially a supervillain.


The employer of the Street Fighters. Gives Guile and the others their missions.

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