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    Alex - USA 
"You can't escape! Real fighters know their true calling!"

A grappler who seeks to avenge his friend and mentor Tom by defeating Gill. After the tournament, he travels the world in search of strong opponents. A rare departure for Capcom as Alex is the true main character of SFIII, not Ryu.

Voiced by: Michael X. Sommers (SFIII: New Generation and 2nd Impact), Patrick Gallagan (SFIII 3rd Strike), Hiroki Yasumoto (Tatsunoko vs. Capcom)

  • Back Stab: A lot of his special moves can play of his Flash Chop (QCF+P), which turns standing targets around on impact, such as:
    • (B+HP grab) Headbutt → Sleeper Hold*
    • Power Bomb → German Suplex
    • Hyper Bomb SA → Rolling German Suplexes SA
  • Badass Normal
  • Battle Strip: He does this before every fight.
  • Big Apple Sauce: His stage designs offer 3 different perspectives of New York City, including a run-down, graffitti covered back alley in New Generation, a roof-top view of Manhattan in 2nd Impact (complete with a huge stars and stripes mural on one whole side of an apartment block) and finally the iconic 42nd Street subway station in 3rd Strike.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Patricia, Tom's teenage daughter.
  • Brooklyn Rage: UDON's mini-comic dedicated to Alex has him confront a brute in his friend Tom's restaurant and he blares "YO, DOUCHEBAG!" to get the guy's attention. Text on the page as it may be, you can almost smell the Brooklyn Rage.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: One of his color palettes.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite the fact that Alex is the true lead character of the Street Fighter III series, both the cover art and the E3 trailer for 3rd Strike: Online Edition show very little of him. By contrast, Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li (the franchise's three most prominent characters, all of whom were initially never supposed to appear in the series at all) have more presence in both.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an aggressive fighter, but very protective of his adoptive family. He's also very respectful to Ryu in their rival fight.
  • Leitmotif: "Jazzy NYC". The original version from New Generation (known as the "-Underground Edit-": to date there's seven versions of the song as you can see here) included the "Yeah"s and "Woo"s from "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, by the way. In turn, the very name of the song has led to a current trend of giving other tunes the moniker of "Jazzy" plus their city of origin or affiliation. As of Super Street Fighter IV, there's "Jazzy Russia" (Zangief's theme), "Jazzy Metro" (Guy's theme), and "Jazzy Kyoto". (Ibuki's theme)
  • Martial Arts Headband
  • Mighty Glacier: Although some of his attacks do come out surprisingly fast.
  • New York City: He's a native and even has the accent. In his officical bio, his "special skill" is being a NY pizza connoisseur.
    "At ease, loo-suh!"
  • Out of Focus: Hasn't appeared outside of the Street Fighter III series, save for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Keep in mind that he was supposed to be the main character of III, and he's made far less appearances than some of the supporting cast!
  • Precision F-Strike: If he loses due to Cherry Tapping in 3rd Strike, Alex exclaims "Jesus!" before fainting.
  • Pretty in Mink: The fur coat that he wears in some artwork. In the cancelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars, he would have worn it all the time.
  • Revenge: His purpose for fighting at first was to avenge the defeat of his friend Tom over Gill.

    Dudley - England 
A British boxer... with class. Dudley is an affluent British gentleman who wants to meet Gill so he can reclaim his father's prized Jaguar, which Gill had received in a possibly illegal trade. He makes a triumphant return in Super Street Fighter 4, entering the tournament to get his mind off of his father's Jaguar and to find new flowers for his garden.

Voiced by: Bruce Robertson (SFIII: New Generation and 2nd Impact), Francis Diakowsky (SFIII: 3rd Strike), Naomi Kusumi (Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, Japanese), Stuart McLean (Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, English)

  • Ambiguously Brown: He's English in nationality, but his racial makeup is far less distinct, as his design combines a dark skin-tone with Facial Profiling that characterizes a typical upper-class, white British male.
  • Badass Back: The end of his Rolling Thunder Ultra (although we see it from his perspective).
  • Badass Mustache: An uncommon example of non-villainous handlebar.
  • Big Fancy House: As seen in his 3rd Strike ending and his anime prologue for Super Street Fighter IV. Comes complete with a rose garden, a gigantic maze and a pavilion for taking tea.
  • Blow You Away: The final blow of his Rocket Uppercut Super Art has him spinning with enough velocity to create winds. Also, see "Razor Wind" below.
  • Blue Boxing Gloves: He seems to wear them just about everywhere. In SSFIV, his intro involves him grooming himself with the gloves on.
  • British Accents: Always of an appropriate London RP type in all of his appearances, but with changes in tone/pitch depending on the voice actor.
  • British Stuffiness: To a certain extent, in that he views traditional good manners and social graces as absolutely essential, and favours very formal clothing, normally reserved for evening-wear by most people. He also seems surprised and put out when met with uncouth, ungentlemanly behavior. It should be noted that he is far more stuffy and derisive in the SF 3 series, but is retroactively less intolerant in SSF 4.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Not just the attacks themselves, but Dudley also calls out where his attacks are going to hit the opponent sometimes ("Body Blow!").
  • Combat Pragmatist/Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: Despite being the Trope Namer for Let's Fight Like Gentlemen and being a much cleaner fighter than Balrog, he's arguably this. One of his aerials is either a knee or an elbow depending on how you look at it, another is a downwards shoulder bash, he throws roses at his enemies, his Cross Counter is baiting a cheap shot, two of his crouching moves involve pulling the opponent's legs out from underneath them (MK is pretty sneaky about it, HK is more blatant and is a launcher), there's the fact that he has throws at all and the fact that one of them has him hold his opponent in place as he pummels their stomach, and finally his Rolling Thunder super starts with a shoulder charge. May be subverted, however, in that although those are definitely illegal in boxing, it's possible he only does them when Street Fighting. After all, he's a champion boxer, so presumably he hasn't been kicked out of any leagues.
  • Continuity Nod: His win quote to Cammy -
    "How lovely to see another Brit in this tournament! Thank you for the match!"
  • Cool Car: Attempting to retrieve his father's prized Jaguar from Gill in New Generation is his motivation for entering the tournament.
    • He enters the S.I.N. tournament in IV to keep from thinking about it, as it is still missing at that time.
    • In the mean time, he has another Jaguar at his disposal as seen in Dudley's entrance taunt in Mirror Match battles in 3rd Strike and even in the background of Dudley's picture (above) in Super Street Fighter IV.
      • The car in 3rd Strike is his father's Jaguar. Dudley wins it back from Gill in his 2nd Impact ending.
  • Cross Counter: One of his special moves, and a nowadays rare instance in which it's played straight and works.
    • Awesome, but Impractical: It's also the only move that can result in a K.O. for Dudley if used when at very low health since Dudley has to take damage in order for the move to trigger.
  • Cultured Badass: He's currently the page image.
  • Extremity Extremist: As a boxer, he can only use punching attacks.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Some characters in Street Fighter 4 and SFXT say that while Dudley is a strong boxer and a good guy, that he's quite prideful and his pride hinders his fighting ability.
  • Flat "What.": Uttered when Dudley's throw doesn't connect in IV.
  • Flung Clothing: Someone (presumably Dudley's butler) tosses Dudley his blazer from offscreen in some victory poses in the Street Fighter III games.
  • Foil: To Balrog, both in personality and playstyle.
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Gentle Giant: In SFIV, where he's a polite, friendly Quintessential British Gentleman. Best exemplified in his ending cinematic, where he delightedly caresses a wild rose that he's unexpectedly discovered growing in his garden.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Qualifies for one in III definitely, but toned down significantly in SSF 4.
  • Gratuitous English: In SSFIV, thanks to seiyuu Naomi Kusumi.
  • Ground Pound: His Thunderbolt attack.
  • Iconic Item: The Victory Rose. In III, it counts as Cherry Tapping, as it takes off a small sliver of damage when it hits the opponent, meaning you can potentially KO a character with nothing more than a well-timed rose. In IV, while it no longer damages the opponent, it still qualifies as an attack (and if it scores a hit on a midair opponent, it stops their jump and/or attack and drops them straight down), meaning Dudley can steal the extra points for a First Attack in a match with the Victory Rose.
    • Based on the change list for Ultra Street Fighter IV, the Victory Rose taunt actually does one point of damage now.
  • Imperturbable Englishman: He's consistently portrayed as the classic stoic Brit, even when engaged in combat.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's condescending and snooty, but never fails to give credit where it's due.
  • Knight Fever: In 3rd Strike, Dudley has received the honorary title of "Sir" after making a comeback and winning the boxing championship title.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: His Catch Phrase is the Trope Namer.
  • Lighter and Softer: Since his Super Street Fighter IV appearance, Dudley's condescending attitude has been downplayed by Capcom. During the Street Fighter 3 series, his win quotes are surprisingly confrontational, using language such as "pissed me off". He also openly mocks his opponents about throwing their bodies into the Thames River, calls Sean a "greenhorn", Ken a "sissy-man" and delights in beating them up— a far cry from his appreciation for his opponents and voluntarily restraining because of his respect for them, fairness, order, and chivalry. Essentially, he goes from Gentleman Snarker to the very essence of the Quintessential British Gentleman.
    • The Other Darrin: The above personality shift is reflected in his changing voice-acting too. In SF 3: NG and 2nd Impact, Bruce Robertson lends him a brisk, deep, stuffy voice. Then in Third Strike, Francis Diakowsky gives him a less brisk, slower-paced, more mannered tone. Finally, by SSF 4, Stuart Mc Lean voices him with a considerably softer, gentler, higher-pitched tone in a manner completely opposite to how he was originally voiced.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • London Town: His NG/2nd Impact and Third Strike stages both incorporate similar English cultural iconography, including red telephone boxes, Big Ben, horse-drawn carriages and old style Mini's. His Third Strike stage also references the famous Harrod's department store in Knightsbridge.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: A dark-skinned, British boxer with upper class mannerisms brings boxing Champion Chris Eubank to mind.
  • Old British Money: Perhaps in keeping with his period look, Dudley anachronistically references "the crowds demanding their shillings back" in one of his win-quotes - a currency that hasn't been used in England for at least 40 years.
  • Practical Taunt: Throws a rose that counts as an attack.
  • Patriotic Fervor: His win-quotes—"The British spirit is an indomitable spirit!"
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: The clothes, the hair, the tea, the butler etc.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Most notably seen in his Machinegun Blow and Rolling Thunder.
  • Rated M For (Gentle)Manly: It does not matter where you are, everyone seems to praise Dudley for his (gentle)manliness.
  • Razor Wind: During his Corkscrew Blow super art from III and its upgraded version, the Corkscrew Cross, in IV.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Balrog's red.
  • The Rival: Ryu in 3rd Strike and Balrog in IV.
    • Friendly Rivalry/Worthy Opponent: He and Ryu are extremely cordial to each other, Ryu praising the "grace inherent in the art of boxing" and Dudley commending Ryu for behaving like a gentleman.
  • Scary Black Man: Subverted.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Shoryuken: Using the same motion as Ryu, Ken and company, and, while covering less horizontal distance, is a lot faster.
  • Something about a Rose: "Gutter trash."
  • Spot of Tea: Dudley is frequently pictured holding a cup of tea.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Voiced by an English VA.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Retroactively. He's much more friendly in Street Fighter IV, which is a prequel to III.
  • Worthy Opponent: In one of his win quotes in 3S, he refers to his opponent as such: "Despite your rudeness, I like your style. Let me buy you a drink..."
  • Yes-Man: His butler, Mr. Orlando K. Gotch, perpetually found by his master's side.

    Yun and Yang - Hong Kong 

"Our Kung-Fu is the world's strongest!"

Twin brothers from Hong Kong who learned kung-fu from an early age. They were separated from their birth-parents at an early age and were raised by their adoptive grandfather, who runs a restaurant in Shanghai. By the time of 3rd Strike, Yun and Yang are seen as heroes by their town, which they defend from Gill's organization during 3rd Strike. Both Yun and Yang also appear in the arcade release of Super Street Fighter IV.

Voiced by:
Yun: Koji Tobe (SFIII: New Generation and 2nd Impact, Japanese), Kentarō Itō (Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Chun Li's Street Fighter IV prologue and Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Version, Japanese); Ted Sroka (Chun Li's Street Fighter IV prologue), Todd Haberkorn (Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, English)
Yang: Wataru Takagi (SFIII: New Generation and 2nd Impact, Japanese); Masakazu Suzuki (SFIII: 3rd Strike, Chun Li's Street Fighter IV prologue and Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Version, Japanese); Ted Sroka (Chun Li's Street Fighter IV prologue), Johnny Yong Bosch (Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, English)

  • Always Someone Better: Yang believes that he'll always be in his brother's shadow. Yun is well aware of this, seeing through Yang's excuses in 3rd Strike and telling his brother to simply man up and fight if there's something troubling him.
  • Anime Hair: Yang's flirts with it. You might be able to spike your hair forward like that but it wouldn't be easy. He's even able to run his fingers through it while taunting and it still keeps its lift.
    • Lampshaded by Sakura in her Super SFIV quote against him, where she offers Yang some hairspray.
    • Rumor has it that Yun and Yang's looks were partially derived from Duo and Trowa...
  • Ascended Extra: Both brothers started as just Palette Swaps of the same sprite. After Divergent Character Evolution took place, they went on to appear in Capcom Fighting Evolution, Capcom vs. SNK 2, and the handheld ports of Street Fighter Alpha 3. In vanilla Street Fighter IV, they get some cameos, and are ascended (again) to playable in the Arcade version of Super Street Fighter IV...
  • Assist Character: As mentioned above, Yang to Yun in Alpha 3 and Capcom vs. SNK 2.
  • Bash Brothers: Both literally and figuratively. They even teamed up to ward off Gill.
  • Battle in the Rain: Yang's 3rd Strike stage.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Yun and his Tsundere non-girlfriend Houmei, so much.
  • Blood Knight: Yun, although Yang has his moments.
  • Berserk Button: Never ever be a threat to the security of either Hong Kong or Shanghai.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: In-story, Yang is in love with Yun's would-be girlfriend Houmei but has pretty much accepted that his feelings are unrequited. On the other hand, Houmei's little sister Shaomei is in love with him but is too shy to let it show, leading to a Love Dodecahedron.
  • Composite Character: Yun's vs. SNK and Alpha incarnations have him use the Senkyutai from Yang (which was originally one of his moves before he and Yang were seperated), as well as (Cv S 2 only) the Raishin Mahhaken (by having Yang jump in to do it for him). Due to the ability to use Custom Combos in both games, Genei Jin was replaced with a powerful Super Art which involves both brothers attack at the same time.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: They started as clones of each other, to the point that they even shared the same slot in the Player Select screen. In 2nd Impact, they were made into separate characters with their unique movesets and Super Arts.
    • The only moves they share are their Palm Strike (Yun's Kobokushi and Yang's Byakko Soshoda), the Target Combo associated with it, the dive kick, Senpukyakku, Zenpou Tenshin and a Custom Combo-style Super Art (Genei Jin and Seiei Enbu).
  • Diving Kick
  • Flash Step: Yang's Kaihou.
  • Fragile Speedster: Both are offensive beasts yet can't take much punishment.
  • Hair Flip: Yang.
  • Hidden Eyes: Yun's cap.
  • Home Run Hitter:
    • Yun's You-Hou. It's more evident in his Alpha 3 incarnation.
    • One-upped by its Ultra variation in Super IV AE.
    • He does it with his foot but Yang's Super IV AE rendition of the Tenshin Senkyutai also ends like this.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Yun is surprised at how young Ryu, Ken, Akuma and Chun-Li (who are part of the Street Fighter III roster) are in the GBA version of Alpha 3.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Yun is consistently top-tier. One of his win quotes (usually in regards to an opponent referring to him as some variant of "cheap") while Comically Missing the Point of the accusation:
    Yun: "Cheap"?! I paid a lot for this cap!
  • Leitmotif: "Crowded Street" accompanied them throughout every iteration of III, unlike everyone outside of Alex.
    • It's also followed them into the Street Fighter IV series, with two different remixes for each twin. Yun's has an aggressive guitar motif while Yang's is a calmer techno sound.
  • Nice Hat: On Yun's side. It hits (!) when he spins it during his taunt, even.
  • Non-Dubbed Grunts: A bit jarring; they used the same voice clips from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (1999) to Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (2005).
  • Older than They Look: They look the same in every game they appear in, even though they are likely no older than 20. Thus, this raises some questions about their appearances in Alpha 3 Max, which takes place before the III series.
  • Practical Taunt: Yun hits with his hat twirl.
  • Polar Opposite Twins/Sibling Yin-Yang: Yun (the Yang in this situation) is outgoing and cheery and loves to skateboard. Yang (Yin) is more introverted and prefers inline skating.
  • Technician Versus Performer: Yun's performer (on account of him being more flashy and cocky) againsf Yang's technician (his quiet personality gives way to being analytical).
  • The Quiet One: Yang.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Yun is dressed in white, but he's the Red Oni. Yang is dressed in red, but he's the Blue Oni. Their shared Third Strike stage has this motif as well: Yun's is orange while Yang's is blue.
  • The Rival: Both of them can be considered rivals to each other, but some of Yun's later appearances suggest rivalries with Chun-Li and Fei Long.
  • Tag Along Kids: Sorta, in SSFIV. They heard from their Cool Big Sis Chun-Li about the tournament, and shortly after she leaves their place the twins follow her to see what kind of fighters they can find in their way.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Gill does this to them. This leads to a 2-on-1 battle where Yun and Yang battle Gill to a standstill. Of course, this being Street Fighter, we never see this happen.
  • Vigilante Man: In Alpha 3, Yun sets off to confront and capture Fei-Long when he hears that he's involved in drug trades. The after-fight talk lets Fei-Long clear his name.
  • We Can Rule Together: In Alpha 3. Fei-Long faces Balrog and then Bison while Yun fights Juli and Juni, but is hit with The Worf Effect and loses off-screen. Bison tells Yun to kill the unconscious Fei-Long and join Shadaloo; Yun refuses and fights Bison instead.

    Ibuki - Japan 
"Ninjas used to be cool, but now everybody's into pirates and robots and stuff like that."

A teenage ninja sent by her clan to investigate Gill's organization, Ibuki is caught between her high school life and ninja duties. She returns in Super Street Fighter IV, using Seth's tournament as an excuse to get out of a training camp obligation and to find hot boyfriends.

Voiced by: Yuri Amano (Street Fighter III, Japanese); Ayumi Fujimura (Super Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter X Tekken, Japanese); Kat Steele (Super Street Fighter IV, English).

    Necro - Russia 
A former subject of Gill's experiments who wants to elude his captors. His real name is Illia.

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

    Sean - Brazil 
Full name Sean Matsuda, he is Ken's self-appointed disciple. Although Ken is somewhat annoyed by him.

Voiced by: Isshin Chiba (SFIII: New Generation and 2nd Impact), Mitsuo Iwata (SFIII: 3rd Strike)

  • All Just a Dream: His ending in 3rd Strike; in this case, a severe beating-induced dream.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He was born in Brazil, but his grandfather is from Japan. And he seems to be black. This convention is Truth in Television: Brazil has a considerable Japanese community, which has made its mark on Brazilian culture. Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, anyone?
    • Not to mention that Brazilian culture of miscegenation means it's probably the most likely place in the world for a Half-Black/Half-Japanese to be born.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His first opponent in the tournament is...his master, Ken. The battle doesn't end well for Sean.
  • Demoted to Extra: Originally supposed to be the only shoto fighter of Street Fighter III, but due to fan backlash Ryu and Ken were added. This most likely changed Sean from something else completely and since 3rd Strike he's rarely been mentioned in any form.
  • Hot-Blooded: His catch copy in Third Strike is "The Hot Blast Kid", and several of his facial expressions and quotes reflect this.
  • Joke Character: Slowly turned into one. His taunt attacks are shooting basketballs.
  • Meaningful Name: Sean, Ryu and Ken are the only shotos of the III series besides Akuma. Now say it really fast.
  • Nerf: Of all of the cast of III, Sean got it the worst. The guy was actually top tier in 2nd Impact. Then came the grand balancing act that was 3rd Strike, where he hit rock bottom tier.
  • Out of Focus: Aside from a cameo in Ken's ending in Marvel vs. Capcom, he hasn't appeared at all outside of Street Fighter III.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Storywise, he's pretty much in the same boat as Dan.
    • In the localization, some of his quotes indicate that he hates being compared to Dan.
  • Shotoclone: Could be seen as a subversion; despite being Ken's disciple, he actually has a unique moveset, being the only shoto character with Command grab (Sean tackle). As well as, his only projectile is a super attack, which is otherwise a staple special attack for this character type.
  • Snipe Hunt: His ending in the first game suggests that Ken tells him not to return until he's able to defeat Ryu. He doesn't.
  • Spirited Competitor: As expected from the Distaff Counterpart to Sakura.
    • Sean to Dudley: "My fist is my soul! You can't defeat me with that spiritless punch!"

    Oro - Brazil 
"Your moves are deadly... They could kill me by boring me to death!"

An old hermit who possesses incredible power. Because of his great age, he has decided that he wants to pass his skills on to Ryu. Akuma has taken note of Oro's strength and wishes to challenge him.

Voiced by: Kan Tokumaru (SFIII: New Generation and 2nd Impact), Takashi Matsuyama (SFIII: 3rd Strike)

  • (Almost) Bald Of Awesome: He has a few remaining hairs on his head, but they can likely be counted on a single hand.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Oro has a bright yellow-toned skin, for some reason.
  • Badass Grandpa: He beat Ryu using only one arm and withdrew from the tournament because he didn't see Alex as good competition.
  • Difficult but Awesome: His unique style makes him a very hard character to use correctly. Anyone who's seen a skilled Oro player, however, will say it's probably worth the effort.
  • Double Jump
  • Energy Ball: Nichirin Shou; has a Super Art version called Yagyou Dama.
  • Going Commando: Wears nothing underneath his rags. You can actually see his dangly bits during a few select frames of his kicking animation. Counts as Squick and possibly horrific.
  • Gonk
  • Heavy Sleeper: He's often seen sleeping before or right after a fight, and in a quite odd fashion -hanging from the ceiling. Hell, he even sleeps as a taunt. One has to wonder if that plays any role in his formidable longevity...
  • Hermit Guru
  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum/Power Limiter: He fights with one arm bundled up and strapped to his body, to avoid seriously injuring or killing his opponent inadvertently. In some of his Super Combos, though, you can plainly see both arms.
  • Limit Break: Oro keeps one arm sealed at all times when fighting an opponent to keep from killing them accidentally (yeah, he's that powerful). The point is, he can use both his arms: if the player imputs a Super Art while Oro has maxed his super bar, using not one but three of his punches, he will do a full-powered version of the selected Super.
  • Meaningful Name: The word "oro" appens to be Spanish/Italian for "gold". Given the character's skin tone, this might be more than a coincidence...
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: Seen in his Niou Riki hit-throw and taken Up to Eleven with the Kishin Riki Super Art.
  • Mind over Matter: The Tengu Stone Super Art, during which he summons random objects like woks, signposts and pieces of concrete and cause them to float around him.
  • Monochromatic Eyes
  • Old Master: He's over 120 years old.
  • Out of Focus: He hasn't appeared at all outside of the III series.
  • Prophet Eyes
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • Willfully Weak
  • With My Hands Tied: He "seals" one of his arms because using both arms would make him too powerful and will accidentally kill his opponents with his overwhelming power. But when he uses both, his power increases. Kind of like how Gouki/Akuma usually only fights at a weaker level.

    Elena - Kenya 
"Get addicted to the beat! Rhythm can be your friend too!"

An African warrior princess seeking to meet new friends. Ultra Street Fighter IV expands on her origin story, as she is told by her father to enter the tournament and put a stop to S.I.N.'s activities in their village.

Voiced by: Kaoru Fujino (SFIII: New Generation and 2nd Impact), Mie Midori (SFIII: 3rd Strike), Saki Fujita (Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Japanese), Karen Dyer (Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter IV, English [as Eva la Dare])

    Gill - Unknown 
"The mark of my dignity shall scar thy DNA."

Gill is the leader of a mysterious organization who seeks to become the world's messiah Because Destiny Says So. He was genetically modified at a young age to wield fire and ice power.

Voiced by: Bruce Robertson (SFIII: New Generation and 2nd Impact), Lawrence Bayne (SFIII: 3rd Strike)

  • Affably Evil: He's an egomaniac with a Messiah complex, and all round not a very nice guy, but despite that still manages to be the least condescending villain in the series. Also has an odd tendency to throw fights he doesn't care about, such as with Alex.
    • He's this to contrast with his brother Urien. He does respect his opponents and recognizes their abilities. The only reason he gave Dudley his car back is how impressed he was at Dudley's fighting abilities.
  • Anti-Villain: He really does have humanity's best goals in mind. It's just too bad that his altruistic ideals are overshadowed by his very draconian methods. Still he's somewhat less of a dick than Bison.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking
    • Asskicking Equals Authority: He's made the leader of his secret society simply because he's that powerful (and is prophesized to save all of creation).
  • Badass Bookworm: He's seen reading a book in his intro from New Generation and 2nd Impact, but it merely could be his cult's version of The Bible.
  • Big Bad
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Colour Coded Elements/Color-Coded Wizardry: The God of this. Gill's double-color design was meant to show off the capabilities of Capcom's new CPS3 hardware, which could use non-mirrored sprites. Thus, Gill can actually have a different colored side visible depending on his facing. He will also use fire-based attacks when his red half is facing the screen, and the chilling ones if his blue half is prominent.
  • Dark Messiah
  • Defeat Means Playable: He can be unlocked in the home versions of 3rd Strike by defeating him with the rest of the cast once.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In his ending, Gill can be seen parting an ocean by sheer force of will, in order to lead his choosen people to his promised land... Moses, anyone?
  • The Emperor: Of his cult which may be a Path of Inspiration.
  • Expy: His two-tone skin was based on Kikaider. Character design-wise, from Santana.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His asymmetrical sprite was actually designed in order to take advantage of the CPS3's ability to display asymmetrical sprites.
  • A God Am I: His win quote in Japan, even in time out?
    "I am your god!"
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Him and his Sexy Secretary girlfriend Kolin.
  • An Ice Person: Gill combines this with...
  • Left for Dead: His battle with Akuma consisted of Gill eating a Shun Goku Satsu, followed by Akuma leaving, believing Gill to be dead. Akuma would be long gone by the time he used Resurrection on himself.
  • Light Is Not Good: Seraphic Wing.
  • Oddly Small Organization
  • Out of Focus: Sans for a cameo in Capcom Fighting Jam/Evolution, he hasn't appeared at all since his first appearance.
  • Parts Unknown: Like all of the FinalBosses in the series (Bison, Seth and he) and unlike all of the other world warriors, his country of origin is never specified.
  • Physical God: His Resurrection and Sepharic Wing supers seem to qualify him for the role.
  • Power Glows: Gill's whole body will glow non-stop as you fight him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni and Cain and Abel: With Urien.
  • SNK Boss: Gill's Seraphic Wing attack alone qualifies him for this status, as it's close to a One-Hit Kill against a player who's unprepared to block. His AI and his Resurrection also contribute to this trope. Hell, even his normal attacks do chip damage! Well, at least he's defeatable on the easiest difficulty, compared to the other examples of this trope...
  • Sprite Mirroring: Subverted by him and his assistant Kolin. They were deliberately designed to be asymmetrical (look at Kolin's hair), mostly to show off the power of the CPS3 system they used for the III games.
  • Stripperiffic: At first it looks like he's gonna fight you in Jesus robes, but then he either burns (New Generation and 2nd Impact) or disintegrates (3rd Strike) it and fights you in a thong.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Voiced by an English VA.
  • Underwear of Power
  • Villainous Second Wind: "RESURRECTION!" As long as he's KO'ed with at least one full Super Art bar, he can come back swinging with a full health meter. Fortunately, the regeneration isn't instantaneous, and he can be hit to interrupt it, leaving him with only a partially full health meter. And it shuts off his Super Art bar for the rest of the round.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Gill is presented as an idealistic leader who wishes to become a benevolent World Monarch over his chosen people. However, his cult uses kidnapping, coercion, DNA manipulation, brainwashing, and extreme force in order to select the worthy subjects that would eventually repopulate Earth... What is left of it. All for the Greater Good of Mankind, of course. Gill himself comments on this:
    "My methods may seem harsh in contrast to my true intentions."

Characters debuting in Street Fighter III 2nd Impact: Giant Attack

    Urien - Egypt 
"How dost thou suck? Let me count thy wounds. 1, 2, 3..."

Gill's younger brother, who was passed up to become their organization's "President" and now seeks to usurp his brother's leadership.

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (SFIII: 2nd Impact), Lawrence Bayne (SFIII: 3rd Strike)

Characters debuting in Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future

    Remy - France 
"Victory, glory, and honor... Those ideals don't excite me a bit."

A young man abandoned by his father, and whose dead sister is somehow encased in ice. He wanders the world to defeat street fighters.

Voiced by: Eiji Sekiguchi

    Q - Unknown 

A mysterious man wearing a trenchcoat and iron mask, who is being pursued by the CIA. Q has been sighted in crime scene photographs of unsolved murders all over the world. His appearance in them may make him the murderer, or perhaps he could be investigating them, as hinted by his stereotypical detective attire. It is unknown who any of the murder victims are, or whether any of them were good or bad people, further adding mystery to Q's purpose.

Voiced by: Len Carlson

    Makoto - Japan 
"Daddy, you believed in me! That win was for our Dojo!"

The heiress of the Rindoukan school of Karate, which she inherited after the death of her father. She seeks to restore her school's reputation by challenging other worthy opponents. She returns in Super Street Fighter IV, where she enters the tournament hoping to walk away both the champion (and subsequently put Rindoukan on the martial arts map) and earn a lot of money to rebuild her family's dojo.

Voiced by: Makoto Tsumura (Street Fighter III saga and Super Street Fighter IV, Japanese); Jessica Stone (Super Street Fighter IV, English)

  • Angry Eyebrows: Most noticeable during her win pose in Super Street Fighter IV, where she looks like an Angry Bird coming straight for you.
  • Badass Adorable: Her personality is a mix of sternness and enthusiasm. While she puts on a serious face, you can't help but feel her excitement before a fight that is in a way charming.
  • Bandage Babe: On her schoolgirl outfit.
  • Bokukko
  • Character Exaggeration / Leeroy Jenkins: The Ibuki Legends comic really plays up her aggressiveness, as she challenges Ibuki no sooner than meeting her - in class, no less - as she believes all fighters should do this. She also tries to pick a fight with Elena who was just trying to be friendly. Her story also ties in with Oro, as her father was defeated by him and she's itching to fight Oro to avenge her father. Oro tries to impart some wisdom to her, but she takes it as "I gotta beat Ibuki first" as Ibuki had managed to pass a test of Oro's. She does chill out considerably near the end of the comic, however.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Her Karate is pretty brutal, even for a fighting game's standards. For example, she employs strangling techniques in her fighting style, is prone to punch really hard on grounded opponents, and one of her super arts even opens with a punch aimed... right at the nether regions. Also note that she is the only karate gi-wearing character who does not wear padded sparring gloves. And as of Super Street Fighter IV she is now the first martial artist character to not wear padded gloves (with Gouken being the second).
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She is the female equivalent of Ryu—and that's saying something considering the series' cast.
    • Averted with a couple of her alternate outfits in Super IV. On the other hand, if you look at her school outfit more carefully, you'll see that not only does she not wear socks, but also the kind of shoes she wears may let her pull 'em off easily.
  • Dramatic Wind
  • Flash Step: Hayate, which is a quick, straightforward punch. It can also be charged up for more damage.
  • Glacier Waif: She's the shortest member of the cast at just under 5 feet tall and moves slow, but when she connects, she connects.
  • Groin Attack: Her Seichuusen Godanzuki super art opens this way.
  • Heir to the Dojo
  • Hero-Worshipper: Not to the level Sakura has, but Makoto is FLABBERGASTED at facing Ryu, since he is an absolute legend in the world of karate. Her starting pose when facing him is to take a VERY deep breath to calm her nerves. Subverted with Fei Long; she knows who he is and challenges him to a fight, but it doesn't go beyond mutual respect as fighters.
  • Home Run Hitter: Two words: Seichuzen Godanzuki.
  • Hot-Blooded: And how!
  • Joshikousei: In her newest costume for Super Street Fighter IV.
  • Massive Damage: "KANZEN SHOURI JYA!"
  • Mighty Glacier: Her walk animation is very intricate but also causes her to get around pretty slowly. However she makes up for it by hitting pretty hard and even harder if she Turns Red. Also her mobility isn't terrible since she can get around using her dash punches if need be but you have to be methodical in picking your strikes when using Makoto, that's for sure.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Subverted; she is a young little fighter girl but, unlike similar characters in other works, her body is pretty muscular. Is easier to notice while she's wearing her alternate outfit in SSFIV: those arms are quite developed...
  • Perpetual Frowner: As of IV, no official illustration has ever shown her display so much as a smirk. The only exceptions are one of her win poses in 3rd Strike and her ending in Super Street Fighter IV.
    • In the UDON Ibiki Legends comics she does smirk and grin a couple of times.
  • The Rival: Ibuki.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Although some sources say that it's an oversized hachimaki worn around her neck.
  • Tomboy: You already know.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sushi and sashimi, according to SFIV. Hilariously, she tells that to El Fuerte.
  • Turns Red: Plays literally straight during her Tanden Renki.

    Twelve - Russia 
"01011.01111". (KO)

Twelve is a mutant, part of the G-Project, a biological warfare operation run by a mysterious organization under the control of Gill. Sent to pursue Necro, his prototype, Twelve is genetically engineered to regenerate, form other shapes (usually weapons) out of his body, copy a person's appearance and skill, and is also being mass produced by the organization to create an army of Twelve-like creatures.

Voiced by: Lawrence Bayne

  • Bilingual Bonus: His win quotes are in binary, translating into such things as "EZ JOB", "PAIN", etc.
  • Combat Tentacles
  • Ditto Fighter: He has a Super Art, X.C.O.P.Y., in 3rd Strike, which allows him to transform into his opponent for 15-20 seconds. It almost turns into a Game Breaker—after activating X.C.O.P.Y., if you <del>taunt</del> use "personal actions", you get stat buffs until the round is over, even after the transformation wears off. Twelve copying Q can become a real pain in the ass to take down.
    • Genius Bonus: XCOPY is also an MSDOS application.
    • Yes, he can copy Gill just fine, too. (Unsurprisingly, the controls for Twelve!Gill's moves are similar to Urien.)
  • Evil Albino: Twelve has the apperarance of a milky-white humanoid, though his palettes range from red to yellow to blue to brown to...
  • Invisibility: He can turn invisible for a few seconds performing his taunt.
  • Monochromatic Eyes
  • Not Quite Flight: He has the unique ability to dash in midair, gliding short distances.
  • Out of Focus: He hasn't appeared at all since his first appearance.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: A Bio-organic variation, yet not quite an example of Lovecraftian Superpowers. He can morph his appendages into axes, to blades, to scissors, to tentacles, to drills, the list goes on.
  • Spell My Name with an S: His name is sometimes misspelled as "Tweleve" in 3rd Strike.
  • Spikes Of Doom: His N.D.L. special attack—and the super art equivalent, X.N.D.L.
  • The Unintelligible:
    • Usually displayed in binary code (0s and 1s). If one can read that, it will turn into Bilingual Bonus. Subverted in his introductions against Necro, possibly Translation Convention due to length.
    • Sometimes rendered in-game using a weird squashy voice filter, such as when he wins a round with X.C.O.P.Y. in effect and says the opponent's quote (Gill's "Kneel before your master!" is long enough that you can clearly make out the words).
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting
  • Wall Jumper: More of a Wallglider, actually.
  • You Are Number Twelve: He's not the only one of his kind, and it's implied that Twelve gains some kind of sentience in his ending, where his normally blank eyes become like that of a human's.

Crossover characters from Final Fight

    Hugo - Germany 
"I'm number one!"

Also known as Andore. A German wrestler and former criminal who went legit, making a name for himself in the American Pro Wrestling Circuit after the Mad Gear gang, who had employed him and his family at the time, was destroyed by Cody, Guy, and Haggar. His MANager is the infamous Poison, a good friend of his from his Mad Gear days. In 2nd Impact, he seeks a worthy opponent to join him as a tag partner in the wrestling ring, and then he forms the "Huge Wrestling Army" with the rest of the cast in 3rd Strike.

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (SFIII: 2nd Impact, SVC Chaos, Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Japanese), Len Carlson (SFIII: 3rd Strike), Patrick Seitz (Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter IV, English)

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