For the main article, go [[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken here]]. For the Tekken side, go [[Characters/StreetFighterXTekkenTekkenCharacters here]].

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[[folder:Abel]]
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-->''"En garde, s'il vous plaît!"''

-->Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter IV}}''
-->Origin: ''France''
-->Fighting Style: ''Mixed Martial Arts''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Guile''
-->Voice Actor: KenjiTakahashi / Creator/JasonLiebrecht

An amnesiac who wishes to learn more about his past by investigating the shadowy criminal organization Shadaloo. Believes he has a strong connection to both Guile's deceased friend Charlie and Seth, the leader of the Shadaloo Intimidation Network (S.I.N.).

Abel learns that Shadoloo is after Pandora. In order to find more information about himself, he decides to go after the box as well, joining Guile on his mission.

* CutenessProximity: He loves bears!
** CharacterisationMarchesOn: He loves cute things a lot more than he seemed to do in Street Fighter IV...
* GoodOldFisticuffs: No ki balls or spinning kicks for this guy, just pure technical fighting. Such techniques do impress him, though.
* GratuitousFrench: "En garde, s'il vous plait" and "Aidez-moi!" (help me!) for his tag-out.
* ManChild - CloudCuckooLander: If his team rival and ending cutscenes are any indication...

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Akuma]]

-->''"Messatsu!"''

-->Debut: ''Super VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}} Turbo''
-->Orign: ''Japan''
-->Fighting Style: ''True Ansatsuken''
-->Voice Actor: Taketora / Creator/DaveMallow

Akuma (known in Japan as "Gouki") is the ultimate example of what it means to be a warrior in every way imaginable. The brother of Ryu and Ken's master, Akuma practices the same fighting style but with the lethality fully intact. As a fighter, his code demands that he meet all opponents in battle with the intent to kill, as they should have when approaching him. He surrenders his mind and body to the "Satsui no Hado", a chaotic force that dwells within all great warriors. It can grant inhuman ability in battle but also causes the user to forsake their humanity in order to be victorious.

He is "summoned" by Pandora to the South Pole, and looks forward to a promising age of chaos. As a bonus, he seeks to lure Ryu to Antarctica as well, in order to draw out the Satsui no Hado within him.

* BloodKnight: Akuma won't even acknowledge you unless you're looking for a fight (and even then, he won't fight you if you're weak). Given that Pandora's power is released when it is exposed to beings in conflict, Akuma probably revels in it.
* DeathFromAbove: The ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Misogi]]'' is back, and ready to cause pain. It now functions as a mish-mash of both Misogi (He flies into the air and comes down on you) and the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Kongou Kokuretsuzan]] in that if it misses Akuma still unleashes a huge wave of energy, and if it hits, Akuma drives the opponent's head into the ground with his fist amidst a huge burning "heaven" kanji. His Tenma Shuretto move from ''Capcom vs SNK 2'' (better known as the original Misogi) is his Cross Art move.
* FinalBoss: For ''Tekken'' fighters.
* SNKFinalBoss: Is incredibly fast, brutal, and has a tendency to pull unblockable attacks without warning.
* WorthyOpponent: Played Straight and Subverted. Ogre considers him to be the only decent opponent on Earth. Akuma on the other hand has nothing but contempt for the God of Fighting.
--> ''You are a pathetic whelp!''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Balrog]]

-->''"You're dead already!"''

-->Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}''
-->Origin: ''United States''
-->Fighting Style: ''Dirty Boxing''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Vega''
-->Voice Actor: Satoshi Tsuruoka / BobCarter

A corrupt boxer who was cast out of the sport for his unbridled rage in the ring, Balrog (known as "M. Bison" in Japan) turned to Shadaloo for the pay, acting as M. Bison's hired muscle and enforcer. He's forced to go to Antartica with Vega in order to secure Pandora for Bison.

* ExtremityExtremist: Who needs kicks?
** ExaggeratedTrope: In fact, what ''are'' kicks?
* HypocriticalHumor: During Yoshimitsu/Raven's arcade mode rival battle, he and Vega are disgusted by their lack of teamwork. In their arcade mode intro, it says that the two hate each other.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Isn't pleased to work with an effeminate guy like Vega.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Definitely not afraid of using headbutts and other frowned upon tactics in boxing.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cammy White]]
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-->''"Standby all clear!"''

--> Debut: ''Super VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}''
--> Origin: ''United Kingdom''
--> Fighting Style: ''Special Forces Training and Shadoloo techniques executed from memory''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Chun-Li''
--> Voice Actress: Creator/MiyukiSawashiro / Creator/CaitlinGlass

Formerly known as Killer Bee, one of the personal bodyguard Dolls of Shadaloo dictator M. Bison (Vega). In fact, Cammy is Bison's biological clone. However, after Bison's Psycho Drive is shut down, she loses her memory and finds herself in England, using her latent combat abilities to aid the special operations group "Delta Red". She can only vaguely recall her activities with Shadaloo, but strives to stop their illegal activities as penance for anything she might have done under them.

While she has received plenty of intel on Pandora, Cammy is unable to do anything about it within Delta Red. It's not until Chun-Li invites her that Cammy is in a position to investigate the box.

* ActionGirl
* AmazonianBeauty
* BritishAccents
* LeotardOfPower
* MurderousThighs
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: In both rival scenes of Asuka/Lili and Cammy/Chun-Li, Chun-Li is seen actually trying to handle matters calmly and professionally. Miss White, however, is willing to smack a bitch.
* ShesGotLegs
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* WouldHurtAChild: Especially if they act like it, if that little "spat" with Lili in her rival scene has anything to do it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chun-Li]]
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-->''"Seems you've got what it takes. For the moment."''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}''
--> Origin: ''China''
--> Fighting Style: ''Chinese Kempo''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Cammy''
--> Voice Actress: Creator/FumikoOrikasa / Creator/LauraBailey

A Chinese Interpol agent, the only thing that can match her beauty and gracefulness is her skill in fighting. Her style heavily focuses on her kicking abilities. She has devoted her professional life to bringing Shadaloo to their knees in the name of justice for her fallen father. However, she still longs to live the life of an ordinary young woman.

Keeping tabs on Shadoloo, as always, Chun-Li heard about the organization's war with the Mishima Zaibatsu over Pandora and seeks to kill two birds with one stone by securing the box before they do. She calls Cammy for help.

* ActionGirl
* AmazonianBeauty
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: See Cammy's entry above.
* KickChick
* MartialPacifist: In the rival scenes of Asuka/Lili, Cammy/Chun-Li, and Jin/Xiaoyu, she's putting as much effort as she can avoid a fight, but is ready to throw down if she has to.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Her alternate costume.
* ShesGotLegs
* WolverinePublicity: One of the first four playable fighters revealed for ''[=SFxT=]'', and is among the most iconic ''SF'' characters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dhalsim]]
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-->''"I hope you are willing to have a fair fight."''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}''
--> Origin: ''India''
--> Fighting Style: ''Esoteric Yoga''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Sagat''
--> Voice Actor: Daisuke Egawa / Christopher Bevins

A tribal elder of sorts in a remote Indian village, Dhalsim avoids violence whenever possible but will use his skill in combat to solve problems if necessary. Through his intense discipline and focus, he is able to stretch his limbs to amazing lengths, defying all physical limitations.

Children from his village are missing and Pandora is involved. He asks Sagat to help him find them...and the box.

* BaldOfAwesome
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: In his intro:
--> ''"I hope you are willing to have a fair fight."''
* PapaWolf: Like Sagat, he's not pleased when the kids in his surrounding are hurt or kidnapped.
* PlayingWithFire
* ProphetEyes
* RantInducingSlight: He's almost always very calm and spiritual but his win quote against Rufus makes it clear he doesn't take kindly to being mistaken for an alien time and time again. [[RunningGag And some of the Tekken cast make the same assumption.]]
* RubberMan: His main gimmick as a character is to extend his arms and legs across great distances.
* TechnicalPacifist
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Guile]]
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-->''"Let's fight!"''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}''
--> Origin: ''United States of America''
--> Fighting Style: ''Martial Arts and Pro-wrestling Blend''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Abel''
--> Voice Actor: Creator/HirokiYasumoto / TravisWillingham

A member of the United States Air Force, Guile used to work alongside his trusted companion and best friend Charlie Nash. Since the latter's death, Guile now fights to end Shadaloo's activities and avenge his fallen friend.

Guile is ordered to investigate the Antarctic and the strange happenings originating from it. When Abel offers to help, Guile allows it, under the condition of a covert operation.

* AnimeHair: Maybe he and Paul could compare notes once this scuffle is over.
* OnlySaneMan: Working with an ManChild like Abel was clearly an exercise in patience for the Major.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Hugo Andore]]
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-->''"I'll fight you little one."''

--> Debut: ''{{Final Fight}} / VideoGame/{{Street Fighter III}}: Second Impact''
--> Origin: ''Germany''
--> Fighting Style: ''Wrestling''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Poison''
--> Voice Actor: Creator/WataruTakagi / Creator/PatrickSeitz

A member of the Andore wrestling family, Hugo brings destruction to the ring with his use of pure, brute strength. He is normally accompanied by his manager, Poison, both of whom are [[HeelFaceTurn attempting to go straight]] after separating from the Mad Gear gang.

Being aware of Pandora, and the media circus surrounding it, Hugo seeks to journey to Antarctica to take advantage of the publicity and make his big break.

* AssKicksYou: He has one attack where he throws himself ass-first into his opponent.
* TheGiant
* GratuitousGerman: Thanks to his nationality.
** During his Super Art:
--> ''"Ein, Zwei, Drei... ENDE!"''
** Also, during grabs and EX attacks:
--> ''"Mach schnell!"''
** When activating Pandora on someone:
--> ''"Verstärken!"''
* MightyGlacier
* RealMenWearPink
* SpinningPiledriver
* UnexpectedCharacter
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ibuki]]
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-->''"Ibuki! On the scene!"''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter III}}''
--> Origin: ''Japan''
--> Fighting Style: ''Ninjitsu''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Rolento''
--> Voice Actress: Creator/AyumiFujimura / Kat Steel

A young kunoichi who just wants to become a normal, everyday high school student, yet is constantly pulled back by her duties. Even so, she takes it in stride, as she is still a formidable foe who is not afraid to use her ninjitsu to defeat her enemies.

When Rolento enlists the aid of her village, Ibuki has no choice but to assist.

* AccidentalMisnaming: Rolento refers to Ibuki exclusively by the rank he assigns her, much to her chagrin.
* AnimeHair
* ApologeticAttacker: She apologizes for trying to launch a surprise attack on Craig Marduk and King in their rival cutscene.
* BadassAdorable
* BestHerToBedHer: A PG-rated version.
-->"You're kinda my type, but I don't go for guys who are weaker than me."
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FieldPromotion: Rolento calls Ibuki "Private" in their prologue, "Corporal" in their rival scene, and "Sergeant" in their ending! Too bad she is not the least bit interested in being in his chain of command.
-->"I told you, my name is IBUKI! Not private, not corporal, and certainly not human shield!"
* FlashStep
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After defeating [[spoiler: Pandora Jin and Xiaoyu]] in Arcade Mode with Rolento;
-->''"No way! Those guys were definitely final boss material."''
** Also, as part of her win quote against Bob she comments 'And I thought ''I'' had low stun...'
* {{Ninja}}
* RapunzelHair
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: She's not pleased to work with Rolento.
** [[BeleagueredAssistant Beleaguered Partner]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Juri Han]]
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-->''"You dare disappoint me... you die!"''

--> Debut: ''Super VideoGame/{{Street Fighter IV}}''
--> Origin: ''South Korea''
--> Fighting Style: ''Taekwondo''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''M. Bison''
--> Voice Actress: Creator/EriKitamura / Jessica Straus

The murderous and insane right hand of S.I.N.'s leader Seth (codenamed "Spider"), Juri's power is granted to her by the "Feng Shui Engine", a modified version of Seth's Tanden Engine that is implanted in her eye and augments her own ki energy with ki gathered from the surrounding area. Juri has a shrouded agenda, both allying yet working against S.I.N. from the inside out. She revels in violence and finds an orgasmic pleasure from the suffering of her foes. Her family's car was attacked by Shadaloo in retaliation for her father's activities against Shadaloo. Her parents died and she was pulled from the wreckage, transformed into the human weapon she is today by S.I.N.. She offers her service as "gratitude" for the Feng Shui Engine.

Bison drafts Juri to accompany him to the South Pole. Seeing the trip as a fun opportunity to wreak havoc, she accepts, though she plans on doing things her own way.

* AmazonianBeauty
* AnimeHair
* AxCrazy: ''Boy howdy''.
* BareYourMidriff
* BastardGirlfriend
* BloodKnight
* CharacterisationMarchesOn: Compare her win quotes in this game to some of her equivalents in ''SSFIV'' and she seems to have got more into her role as the series first villainess. A good example is against Blanka:
-->"''I like to think I fight like a beast as well, but you're too wild for my taste.''" (''Super Street Fighter IV'')
--> "''Your voice is like nails on a chalkboard, but not nearly as pleasant. I’ll tear out your throat and silence you forever!''" (''Street Fighter X Tekken'')
* CombatSadomasochist:
-->''"I want someone who really knows how to play rough.''"
-->''"You dare disappoint me, you ''die''.''"
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FauxAffablyEvil
* [[GlowingEyesOfDoom Glowing Eye Of Doom]]
* KickChick
* PurpleEyes
* SubBoss: As Pandora Juri with Pandora Bison.
* SexyBacklessOutfit
* SexyWalk
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: She's not pleased to work with M. Bison, though she keeps her hatred of him on the down-low for the most part.
* VaporWear

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ken Masters]]
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-->''"If you don't take this seriously, you're gonna get hurt!"''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter}}''
--> Origin: ''United States of America''
--> Fighting Style: ''Ansatsuken''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Ryu''
--> Voice Actor: YujiKishi / Creator/ReubenLangdon

Despite his rather cocky attitude and flashiness, Ken Masters knows his craft well, and has proven himself to be a true champion in the fighting scene. Having trained with Ryu when he was sent to Japan, Ken learned how to defend himself and since then, made a name for himself though fighting, alongside running the multimillion Masters Foundation and caring for his family.

Ken is aware of what Ryu plans to do regarding Pandora and is worried about his friend. So, he decides to tag along for support.

* DoesNotLikeShoes
* TheRival

[[/folder]]

[[folder: M. Bison]]

-->''"Face your nightmare."''

-->Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}''
-->Origin: ''Shadaloo''
-->Fighting Style: ''Psycho Power''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Juri''
-->Voice Actor: NorioWakamoto / Gerald C. Rivers

Scant little is known about Shadaloo's cruel and villainous leader. M. Bison (known to Japanese audiences as "Vega") has the ability to control a mysterious energy that can only be described as concentrated negativity, dubbed 'Psycho Power'. Under his command are soldiers who are willing to do his bidding, either by choice or by brainwashing. He has made numerous enemies over the years, most prominently Guile, Chun-Li, Cammy and Ryu. His ultimate goal is overthrow the world's governments, installing himself as the supreme leader of all nations. He was the host of the second World Warrior tournament.

Pandora has utterly resisted any and all attempts to subdue it with Psycho Power. This only encourages Bison, however, who is eager to claim the box's power for himself. Despite sending Balrog and Vega ahead, he decides to go himself, taking Juri with him.

* ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[AscendedMeme Yes, he actually says this as his taunt.]]
** A few of his other infamous lines get the AscendedMeme treatment too.
* ShoutOut: In the animated trailer, where he says 'This place shall become your grave' to Jin before using a mid-air Psycho Crusher.
* SubBoss: With Pandora Juri as Pandora Bison.
* SlasherSmile: Wouldn't be M. Bison without it.
* TakeOverTheWorld: His ultimate ambition. No doubt Pandora will further his plans.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He knows damn well Juri hates him and is just waiting for her to stab him in the back.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Poison]]
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-->''"Now, the show's ready to begin!"''

--> Debut: ''{{Final Fight}}''
--> Origin: ''United States of America''
--> Fighting Style: ''Self-taught martial arts''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Hugo''
--> Voice Actress: AtsukoTanaka / KarenStrassman

An ex-member of the Mad Gear gang, this pink-haired beauty takes orders from no-one, proving herself to be a skilled brawler in her own right. She serves as the manager of the hulking German wrestler, Hugo Andore.

Poision decides to take advantage of the media frenzy surrounding Pandora in order to give Hugo his big break. So, the two head for Pandora.

* AttentionWhore: "Poison heads for Antarctica to meet up with the media who have gathered there, in order to show off her assets."
** Hell, in her special team intro with Hugo, the camera begins with a focus ON her 'assets', followed by her making a kissing motion with her lips.
* AttractiveBentGender: Actually lampshaded by Kuma, of all things.
--> '''Kuma''': ''Hmm... you smell like a man, but... Hm, you humans really are complex.''
** Alisa leaves Poison's sex up to speculation in her win quote.
--> '''Alisa''': "Searching data banks... Match found. Name, Poison. Gender..."
** Someone actually put together a WHOLE DOCUMENTARY about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lj-9npanOI&feature=colike Poison's gender situation...]]
* BareYourMidriff
* BattleDiscretionShot: During her Super Art, the action zooms in on her face as she whips the opponent repeatedly. A possible reason for this is the strong implication she's whipping their ass.
* BerserkButton: Touching her chest without granting permission, as shown in the Steve/Hwaorang cutscene.
* CombatSadomasochist: When you hit her, she sometimes will say "Oooh, I'm getting all hot!".
* DramaticUnmask: Vows to do this to King in her win-quote against him.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Her win quote against Hwoarang.
-->''"I don't have the time to turn boys into men. Go home and have some of [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything mommy's milk]]."''
** Also, against Lili;
-->''"I don't like to play with kiddies. You wouldn't like what's in my dollhouse anyway."''
** Her [[MaleGaze special intro if you choose her and Hugo together.]]
** Watch her character model on the Versus screen if you select her as your second character. Those shorts aren't exactly tight at the waist, are they?
* HeelFaceTurn: For all intents and purposes, she's done with being a criminal.
* MyEyesAreUpHere: Says this in arcade mode when she lands the first hit.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Not the worst example but ''Poison'' implies you wouldn't want her as a best friend. Unless you're a wrestler...or are into that sort of thing.
* OhCrap: Well, if ''you'' saw your hulking mammoth of a wrestler get swung around like a ragdoll by a much smaller one, '''you''' would have this reaction too.
* SexyWalk
* ShesGotLegs
* [[spoiler:StartMyOwn: Her and Hugo's ending states that they make their own wrestling association in order to reach their dreams to become world famous, rather than use the Pandora to grant them the wish.]]
* TheTease: Not just her attire, but when she loses, she crosses her legs and winks at the foe in a seductive manner. And then there's her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38FUn_VKdec Rival Match]] against Steve/Hwoarang.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Was never featured in any ''StreetFighter'' game, outside of cameos in Hugo's entrance and winning poses in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' and ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos''.
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch]]: Some of her tag-in lines show that Poison ''really'' isn't that keen on partners.
-->''"I don't need your help!"''
* WhipItGood: Carries a riding crop, and uses it to toss projectiles...as well as [[IncrediblyLamePun whip your ass]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rolento F. Schugerg]]
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-->''"To face me is to face my army."''

--> Debut: ''{{Final Fight}} / VideoGame/{{Street Fighter Alpha}} 2''
--> Origin: ''United States of America''
--> Fighting Style: ''Special Forces Training''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Ibuki''
--> Voice Actor: JinYamanoi / DameonClarke

A former member of the criminal Mad Gear gang from Metro City, Rolento has since then split from the group and has started to create his own army to create a military utopia.

In order to display his army's power, he seeks nothing less than Pandora's destruction. He drafts an unwilling Ibuki into his crusade.

* AlanSmithee: Dameon Clarke (his English voice actor) was credited under this name in the credits.
* BombThrowingAnarchists
* BadassBoast: His intro quote:
--> ''To challenge me is to challenge my army!''
* ColonelBadass
* TheComicallySerious: Rolento became quite affable for this game, his serious behavior was given a bit of comedic nature, special mention goes to his ending, and how he treats Ibuki through the game.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Wants to destroy the [[ArtifactOfDoom Pandora]] rather than claim it for himself.
* FingerlessGloves
* KnifeNut
* NiceHat
* ProphetEyes
* SimpleStaff
* ThrowDownTheBomblet
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] Actually the basis of his acrobatic fighting style.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rufus]]
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-->''"My fists'll give you amnesia!"''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''
--> Origin: ''United States of America''
--> Fighting Style: ''Self-styled Kung Fu, based on watching various movies''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Zangief''
--> Voice Actor: Creator/WataruHatano / Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith

A rotund man who picked up fighting after watching a bunch of movies and wanted to see what was real and what wasn't. Sees Ken Masters as a rival, despite the fact he doesn't know who Ken actually is or ever met the man (in one of the trailers, he mistakes Bob for Ken).

Despite actually winning the U.S. Martial Arts Tournament, Rufus' victory is completely overshadowed by Pandora. So, when Zangief invites him on a journey to Antarctica to get rid of the box, Rufus gladly accepts.

* {{Acrofatic}}
* BigNo: Lets loose an amazing one in the Tokyo Game Show trailer.
* IKnowMortalKombat: The root of his fighting style, though it is tempered with teachings from legitimate martial artists.
* MotorMouth
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "My fists'll give you amnesia!" (at the start of a fight)
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To his [[BoisterousBruiser official partner]], which says a great deal.
* SpinAttack: His Super, Big Bang Typhoon.
* SuperSentaiStance: His special intro with Zangief.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ryu]]
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-->''"After this battle is over, I can continue my journey."''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter}}''
--> Origin: ''Japan''
--> Fighting Style: ''Ansatsuken''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Ken''
--> Voice Actor: HirokiTakahashi / KyleHebert

This Japanese martial artist has mastered the the fighting style Ansatsuken, a medley of various Eastern fighting styles originally designed to kill. After having defeated Sagat in the first World Warrior tournament, Ryu now travels the world in search for new opponents. Despite his rather anti-sociable behavior (which is unintentional), Ryu is very caring and possesses a strong sense of justice, leading him to use his skills to defeat evil-doers alongside his friends.

After being told of the box by Chun-Li, Ryu wonders if the malevolent effects it has over people are related to the Satsui no Hado that he tries so hard to reject. Out of concern for his best friend, Ken joins him on his journey to find Pandora.

* BloodKnight
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Ryu and Ken's ending in Arcade Mode seems to imply that he dies or at least becomes trapped in Pandora's Box. All that remains is his [[TragicKeepsake headband]], which Ken picks up.]]
* WolverinePublicity: One of the first four playable fighters revealed for ''[=SFxT=]'', and is among the most iconic ''SF'' characters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sagat]]
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-->''"Treat every battle... as your last!"''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter}}''
--> Origin: ''Thailand''
--> Fighting Style: ''Muay Thai''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Dhalsim''
--> Voice Actor: Daisuke Endo / Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

The self-proclaimed "King of Muay Thai", Sagat is a fearsome opponent in the ring. He was the host of the first World Warrior tournament, seeking to prove his prominence as the greatest fighter in the world. However, he was bested and scarred by a warrior from Japan named "Ryu". He became consumed with the idea of getting revenge for his fall from grace, even going so far as to ally with Shadaloo for a time in order to get his rematch. However, when he saw that he had strayed too far from the path of honor, he left and decided to fight Ryu on honorable terms as warriors should.

Discovering that a little girl he rescued has been taken, Sagat is enraged and eager to find the culprits responsible. Dhalsim informs him that the box known as Pandora is involved, and so the two head for Antarctica.

* AnimalMotifs: Tigers.
* PapaWolf: His reason to agree to go after Pandora with Dhalsim was the abduction of a girl he rescued and befriended.
* ProphetEyes: The eye he has left is completely white.
* {{Shoryuken}}: His Tiger Uppercut.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vega]]

-->''"I'll skin you!"''

-->Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}''
-->Origin: ''Spain''
-->Fighting Style: ''Ninjitsu mixed with bullfighter training''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Balrog''
-->Voice Actor: Creator/JunichiSuwabe / Creator/DougErholtz

Vega (known in Japan as "Balrog") is the twisted son of Spanish nobility. When his ugly nobleman father beat his beautiful mother to death, Vega lashed out and murdered his father, warping his mind into believing that no man could ever be as beautiful as himself. By night, he lives as a serial killer, preying on anyone who he deems as 'ugly'. He is fiendishly protective of his face, wearing a mask into battle to ensure it is never scarred. His ruthlessness and love of carnage makes him a valuable asset to M. Bison and Shadaloo. He prefers to do battle with his signature three-bladed claw.

Although the notion of working so closely with a brute like Balrog is unideal (to put it mildly), Vega travels with him to Antarctica, under orders from Bison to secure Pandora.


* TheFightingNarcissist: One of the best examples in all of gaming.
* PsychoForHire: An extreme example - he is and extreme sadist who is an assassin mainly because his serial killer hobby doesn't pay the bills.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Isn't pleased to work with Balrog.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

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[[folder:Zangief]]
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-->''"I have good feeling about this fight!"''

--> Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}''
--> Origin: ''Russia''
--> Fighting Style: ''Professional Wresting''
--> Official Tag Partner: ''Rufus''
--> Voice Actor: Creator/KentaMiyake / Peter Beckman

The "Red Cyclone" of Russia, Zangief is a master of professional wrestling, due to his brute strength. He fights in the World Warrior tournaments to show his pride as a member of his Motherland.

In order to honor his homeland, Zangief seeks to find and destroy Pandora, inviting Rufus to help.

* CloudCuckooLandersMinder: Zangief has to explain to Rufus that Bob isn't Ken in both rival battle cutscenes. In the one against them he fails.
* GentleGiant
* HuskyRusskie
* MightyGlacier
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: Compared to his official partner, ''he'' is the thoughtful and levelheaded one.
* SpinAttack
* SpinningPiledriver
* SuperSentaiStance: His special intro with Rufus.
--> ''"Setting hearts ablaze... the Space Cyclones!"''
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Possibly. Zangief wonders in the prologue if he made the right decision in recruiting Rufus.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: From the fans' perspective, being able to put Zangief up against Kuma is a dream match.
* UnderwearOfPower
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! DownloadableContent characters[[note]]For consoles only. The following characters are available by default on the Playstation Vita version.[[/note]]

[[folder:Blanka]]

-->''"I'm strong! You'll lose!"''

-->Debut: ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''
-->Origin: ''Brazil''
-->Fighting Style: ''What he learned in the wild''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Sakura''
-->Voice Actor: Creator/YujiUeda / Taliesin Jaffe

As a boy, Jimmy was lost in the wilds of the Brazilian jungles when his plane went down. He learned how to survive through raw instinct and wits. Years of time spent in the trees and fauna of Brazil turned his skin a deep green, gained from the chlorophyll in the plants. In addition, he can charge an electrical current through his body and focus it at his enemies, which supposedly comes from contact with electric eels. His mother, Samantha, is still alive and he is also good friends with Dan Hibiki.

Dan has gone missing since Pandora showed up, so Blanka decides to journey to the South Pole to look for him. Sakura joins him.

* ShockAndAwe: Can produce a burst of electrical energy to shock his foes.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Lars politely tries to ask him for help in recharging Alisa. Being the ManChild he is, Blanka's response is to cut Lars off, instantly snarl and label him as a 'bad man', challenging him to a fight.
** His default costume is ObviouslyEvil, but he's actually more of an AntiHero. Blanka's just confused.

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[[folder:Cody Travers]]

-->''"Man, what a drag... Why can't ya leave me alone?"''

-->Debut: ''FinalFight''/''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 3''
-->Origin: ''Metro City, USA''
-->Fighting Style: ''Martial arts and street fighting blend''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Guy''
-->Voice Actor: Creator/DaisukeKishio / Michael T. Coleman

Cody Travers is the hero of Metro City, having pushed back the advances of the Mad Gear gang and rescued his girlfriend Jessica with help from his friend, former pro wrestler, and mayor Mike Haggar. However, the constant battles scarred him, turning him into a fighting addict. Eventually, he is thrown in jail for his indiscretion in picking brawls (on top of being framed by Poison), but breaks out during a prison riot.

Having broken out of prison (again), Cody is asked by Guy to help in Pandora's destruction. Out of boredom, Cody accepts, teaming up with Guy for the first time in a decade.

* ChainedByFashion: Wears his prison handcuffs to a fight, probably as a handicap since he's basically burnt out and no longer finds fighting a challenge. He can remove these without difficulty.
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[[folder:Dudley]]

-->''"Giving your all, is the mark of a true champion."''

-->Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter III}}: New Generation''
-->Origin: ''England''
-->Fighting Style: ''Boxing''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Elena''
-->Voice Actor: NaomiKusumi / Stuart [=McLean=]

A wealthy British boxer. Dudley is extremely gentlemanly, even while fighting, if not a bit condescending. Initially looked down upon for his small stature, he has proven himself to be a worthy foe in the ring, regardless of his weight class. He enjoys gardening as well as taking care of his father's prized car.

Pandora did not interest him in the slightest. After being informed by Elena that they have to go to Antarctica, Dudley agrees to chaperone the girl, as long as he is able to make it back for his next title fight.

* CulturedBadass: Granted, it's Dudley, but a good example why is because he's only going on this journey because it wouldn't be very gentlemanly of him to refuse to go with Elena, and that just wouldn't do. He's actually completely uninterested in Pandora.
* ExtremityExtremist: Like Steve and Balrog, he only uses punches.
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: The trope namer.
* UnfazedEveryman: Elena basically shows up unannounced and tells him that they must journey to the South Pole because a tree in his garden told her. He treats it like it is normal.
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[[folder:Elena]]

-->''"Jambo!"''

-->Debut: ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter III}}: New Generation''
-->Origin: ''Kenya''
-->Fighting Style: ''Capoeira''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Dudley''
-->Voice Actress: Saki Fujita / Karen Dyer

Elena is the daughter of a prominent African tribal chief. She is an extremely friendly girl who only wants to befriend those she meets. Her entry into the world of fighting is merely so she may explore the world and meet new people.

She was told of Pandora specifically by a large tree in Dudley's garden. Elena immediately requests Dudley's help in locating the box.

* BadassAdorable
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: Her pose in the Character Color page.
* DanceBattler: She knows Capoeira.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* GreenThumb: How she recruits Dudley. A tree in his garden is transplanted from Africa and calls out to her, telling Elena that she and Dudley must travel to the South Pole.
* HugeSchoolgirl
* SensualSpandex
* ShesGotLegs
* StatuesqueStunner: Easily the tallest female in the series, at an amazonian height of over 6 feet. This is made especially obvious with her appearence in this game, where she's far taller than many of the male fighters, let alone her fellow females. During their rival match, Christie seems very bemused as Elena towers over her to say hi. All the while, Elena remains absolutely adorable.
* VaporWear: She is basically wearing a modified bikini. In places like '''ANTARCTICA'''.
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[[folder:Guy]]

-->''"Prepare for a lesson, on the power of Bushinryu."''

-->Debut: ''FinalFight''/''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''
-->Origin: ''Japan, naturalized American''
-->Fighting Style: ''Bushin-ryu Ninjutsu''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Cody''
-->Voice Actor: Tsuguo Mogami / Jason C. Miller

Guy is the next successor to the Bushin-ryu Grandmaster title, currently held by his mentor Zeku. He is a strong and proud fighter who upholds his Bushin-ryu teachings with the utmost dignity. He helped Cody and Haggar fight the Mad Gear's wave of crime on Metro City's streets. He considers himself the protectorate of Metro City, doing whatever he can to stop crime and other evils from harming its citizens. Guy finds himself very sorrowful over Cody's downfall, believing that he can someday pull the good back out of his friend.

Hearing about Pandora and its effect on the planet, Guy seeks to rid the world of its influence. He runs into Cody and requests his help once more.

* {{Ninja}}
** HighlyVisibleNinja
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[[folder:Sakura Kasugano]]

-->''"Kay... Let's go!"''

-->Debut: ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2''
-->Origin: ''Japan''
-->Fighting Style: ''Imitated Ansatsuken (from Ryu)''
-->Official Tag Partner: ''Blanka''
-->Voice Actress: Creator/MisatoFukuen / Brittney Harvey

Sakura is a schoolgirl from Japan who absolutely loves street fighting. She's a great follower of Ryu, whom she believes to be the best fighter in the world. Her fighting style is modeled after Ryu's, though she isn't capable of performing the same feats in battle. Despite her adoration with fighting, she's a very friendly girl who doesn't show ill will towards anyone. She has a heated rivalry with Karin Kanzuki.

After Dan's disappearance following Pandora's arrival, she decides to journey to the South Pole along with Blanka. Besides, she's been looking forward to traveling somewhere snowy.

* FanGirl: Not just of Ryu this time, she actually starts a fight with Lars due to her mistaking him for a {{Sentai}} character.
* GenkiGirl
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's in her twenties now, despite wearing her old schoolgirl outfit.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Ironically, when Lars asks Blanka for help, Blanka instantly refuses to help Alisa and starts a fight. Sakura doesn't even bother to mediate. Plays out a bit better in her side's rival battle.

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