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Kevin Striker / "Ken Masters"
Origin: USA Flag
The protagonist of Street Fighter 2010. Kevin Striker is a galactic policeman who fights against criminals who have implanted themselves with armored parasites that turn them into mutants.
The US localization of the game confusingly tried to tie Street Fighter 2010 to the previous Street Fighter game by renaming him Ken Masters, and claimed that he became a gifted scientist who creates a substance known as Cyboplasm, which grants those subjected to it superhuman strength, 25 years after winning the tournament from the first game. However, the Cyboplasm is stolen, and Ken's lab partner, Dr. Troy (Jose in Japan), is murdered. Ken then dons a cybernetic suit of battle armor, and pursues his partner's killer. No, really.
- Canon Foreigner: Safe to say that Kevin Striker does not exist in the mainline Street Fighter universe, the Earth doesn't become a hub for bizarre aliens and mutants, and Ken Masters never becomes a scientist in battle armor.
- Cool Shades
- Dub Name Change: He's called Kevin Striker in Japan, but the US release renamed him Ken in order to have at least something from the previous Street Fighter game.
- Powered Armor: His armor is not only suited for combat, but for interstellar travel.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His CFN artwork depicts him with one glowing red eye beneath his shades as a Shout Out to The Terminator.
Dr. Jose / Dr. Troy
Origin: USA Flag
A brilliant scientist who created the armored parasites, and strives to create the Ultimate Life Form, the secret of which lies in Kevin Striker's body.
The US localization renames him to Dr. Troy, and makes him Ken's lab partner and co-creator of Cyboplasm. After his apparent murder, Ken goes on a quest to find his killer, only to find out that Dr. Troy faked his own death, and merely wanted to see what the Cyboplasm in Ken's body was capable of, and Dr. Troy is revealed to be the final boss of the game.
"You must defeat me to stand a chance."
Origin: Unknown Flag
A legendary fighter who was rumored to be Ryu and Ken's master due to a translation error. Gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly ran with it and created Sheng Long as an April Fool's prank, detailing how to trigger the fight against him, the conditions of which were nearly impossible. This prank heavily influenced the creation of both Akuma and Gouken.
- Badass Mustache: He has a crazy long mustache. Combined with his mohawk, his hair looks like a white trident.
- Bonus Boss: To fight him, players would have to play through arcade mode with Ryu without taking any damage at all, and then at the fight with Bison, get ten consecutive draw matches by not hitting Bison and not letting Bison hit Ryu. This was all, of course, Blatant Lies.
- Canon Foreigner: He was created as an April Fool's Day prank. His creation, however, did influence the creation of Akuma and Gouken.
- Depending on the Artist: He was given a design in a 1997 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly claiming that he has reappeared as a secret boss in Street Fighter III. This design depicts him with a more full head of hair with a long ponytail, a goatee, and a tattoo on his arm. The CFN website altered things to make him appear a bit goofier.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Much like Ryu and Ken.
- Femme Fatalons: The Malibu Comics series, made when the rumor was still going full steam, turned him into an actual character who had these. However, his face was never shown, so this is the only part of him that could be seen. Also, he wore Chinese robes for some reason.
- Lost in Translation: His reason for existing. Ryu's win quote in the Japanese version of the game was "If you cannot overcome the Rising Dragon Punch, you cannot win" with the "Rising Dragon Punch" being a reference to his shoryuken. This was mistranslated in the English version when the localization team read the text as Chinese writing, resulting in "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance", giving players the impression that Ryu was referring to a person, and not one of his attacks.
- One-Hit KO: His command grab, Jigoku Tomoenage.
- Parts Unknown
- Shout Out: His redesigned mustache looks nearly identical to Jinpachi Mishima's.
- Significant Birth Date: He was born on April Fool's day.
- SNK Boss: He throws hadoukens with one hand, can perform the shoryuken in mid-air, and has his own moves that make beating him impossible. These moves include a One-Hit KO throw and the ability to resurrect an infinite amount of times. Also, blocking his attacks just causes him to keep attacking, meaning that once he hits you, there's no counterattacking. Suffice to say, thank God Capcom never intended to make him an actual character in the games.
Capcom Fighting All-Stars
Origin: Japan Flag
Full name Daisuke Dejima, code name God of Thunder. Strange genes in his body were awakened by a mysterious organization, and he became one of the three Code Holders.
- Bad Guys Play Pool: Inverted. He's a good guy, and billiards is one of his hobbies.
- Blood Knight: He enjoys a good brawl.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": He wears a belt shaped like his initials.
- Canon Foreigner: Much like Luke, Ingrid and Death, he comes from the cancelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars, and isn't considered canon to the main series.
- Color Motif: He wears a red jumpsuit, red shades, and uses red lightning in his attacks.
- Cool Shades: He wears a pair of red shades.
- Fun with Acronyms: His full name, Daisuke Dejima, is abbreviated as D.D.
- Living Macguffin: He's a Code Holder, alongside Luke and Ingrid, and are the only ones who can disarm Death's bomb.
- Shock and Awe: His attacks incorporate red lightning.
Origin: Unknown Flag
The second Code Holder, code name Fallen Angel, who works together with D. D. in trying to stop Death from blowing up Metro City.
- Bishōnen: He and Remy are essentially the only "pretty-boy" type characters that have appeared in the series. Or at least he would be, if he were canon.
- Canon Foreigner: Much like D.D., Ingrid and Death, he comes from the cancelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars, and isn't considered canon to the main series.
- Extremity Extremist: He focuses mainly on kick attacks.
- Living Macguffin: He's a Code Holder, alongside D.D. and Ingrid, and are the only ones who can disarm Death's bomb.
- Parts Unknown: Like Ingrid, his country of origin is a mystery.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Was known as "Rook" before the Romanized form of his name was officialized.
- The Stoic: He rarely speaks, and has a calm personality.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: His attacks blend the powers of light and darkness.
"You young whippersnappers! I'll teach you to get in my way!"
Origin: Unknown Flag
Voiced by: note
The third Code Holder, code name Eternal Goddess. Unlike the other characters from Capcom Fighting All-Stars, Ingrid continued life after her debut's cancellation. She then debuted in Capcom Fighting Jam as the sole original character, and her sprite was ported over to the PSP version of Alpha 3 MAX as a Guest Fighter, where she claims that her power was stolen by M. Bison. She also has a role in the background story of Street Fighter X Tekken, where she is the creator of Pandora, sending the box down to Earth not only as a gift, but as a test for humans over the the conflict that would arise due to its power. In addition she appears in the crossover game Project X Zone 2, where Bison stole one of her hair crests to amplify his Psycho Power. Ingrid is a Support Character in that game.
- Ascended Extra: She's the only original character from Capcom Fighting All-Stars to gain playable appearances after her debut's cancellation.
- Badass Adorable: Looks like a schoolgirl, but is apparently more powerful than Bison.
- Bootstrapped Theme: Thanks to both Alpha 3 MAX and Project X Zone 2, she has "Seek No Escape" tied to her.
- Canon Foreigner: Much like D.D., Luke and Death, she comes from the cancelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars, and isn't considered canon to the main Street Fighter series. However, unlike them, she has at least made appearances in other games, including Capcom Fighting Evolution, Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, and Project X Zone 2. Interestingly, UDON was forced by Capcom to remove her from a Street Fighter poster that featured the entire cast, and had her replaced with Ed. Afterward, she was omitted from the 2017 Street Fighter character popularity poll.note There isn't given reason why she's been booted from the series; according to UDON, the decision was made due to problems as to who owns the copyright to be used in a Capcom game, but then again, Ingrid makes a cameo appearance as a costume for Karin in Street Fighter V.
- Dance Battler: A few of her moves are rather ballet-like in nature.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: Her attacks are very sparkly, either leaving behind trails of sparkles, or making giant sparkle explosions.
- Evil Twin: There apparently exists a Dark Ingrid, who resembles Ingrid with black clothing, Black Eyes of Crazy, and a smaller chest, which she's apparently sensitive about.
- Expy: It's very clear she was inspired by Athena Asamiya. Heck, even her sprite looks like it was taken off a KoF game than the default Alpha sprite style.
- Guest Fighter: Appeared in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX alongside Eagle, Maki and Yun, although their appearance in it is non-canon.
- Joshikousei: Surely looks like one.
- Little Miss Almighty: She's a goddess, yet she looks like a schoolgirl, and is even smaller than both Sakura and Karin.
- Living Macguffin: She's a Code Holder, alongside D.D. and Luke, and are the only ones who can disarm Death's bomb.
- Long Hair Is Feminine
- Ms. Vice Girl: While she does show signs of a cold and power-hungry nature, she is nevertheless a heroic or at least very decent person!
- Mysterious Waif
- Mystical White Hair
- Non-Standard Character Design: She looks significantly more animesque than any of the other Street Fighter characters, and considering that Street Fighter already uses an anime-like style, that says a lot. Partially justified because she wasn't made strictly for Street Fighter.
- Older Than They Look: Talks like a 70-year-old woman (especially distinct in her Japanese speech) but looks like a teenager.
- Parts Unknown: She's from the future, and that's all that's really known.
- Physical Goddess: The power displayed by her in Alpha 3 could very well put her alongside Gill, Akuma, Oro, and a few others in the upper echelons of the SF cast, as she's shown to be vastly more powerful than Rose and Bison. She even goes by the alias "Eternal Goddess." Her ties to the SFxT story, however, make this a bit less arguable, at least as far as the canon SFxT universe goes.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: At only 5 feet tall and a mere 86 pounds, Ingrid is the shortest and lightest playable character in all of Street Fighter.
- The Power of the Sun: Given the appearance and Theme Naming of her moves. Appropriately, her theme is entitled "Heat Haze".
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
- Psychic Powers: Claims that Bison stole his Psycho Power (and the Psycho Drive) from her and that she is the true bearer of it. If such is true, it should be noted that Ingrid's powers manifest similar to Rose's Soul Power as opposed to the corrupt energies Bison wields.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Counter-example.
- Time Travel: Alluded to.
- Warrior Therapist: Breaks Ryu's Satsui no Hadou-induced insanity by literally beating it out of him.
- Willfully Weak
Origin: Unknown Flag
The mysterious antagonist of Capcom Fighting All-Stars, whose true name is Avel. He created a bomb called Laughter Sun, and threatened to destroy Metro City with it. This caused Mayor Mike Haggar to call for help, recruiting Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie Nash, Alex, Batsu Ichimonju, Akira Kazama, Strider Hiryu and even Poison. Special codes were given to D.D., Luke and Ingrid in order to defuse the bomb.
- Badass Longcoat
- Canon Foreigner: Much like D.D., Luke and Ingrid, he comes from the cancelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars, and isn't considered canon to the main series.
- The Faceless: Played straight for a long time. Following the cancellation of Capcom Fighting All-Stars, his official design was never fully revealed, with the only hint at his appearance being a silhouette. It wasn't until the CFN website posted concept art of him that he was fully shown.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a burn scar over his left eye.
- Mad Bomber: The Laughter Sun bomb is Death's main means of intimidation.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: You don't get much more straightforward than calling yourself "Death".
- Sinister Shades: Wears a pair of Lennon Specs with red lenses.
- White Hair, Black Heart: He has long white hair.
Voiced by: note
A character from the cartoon. Satin Hammer was a specialist in cybernetic engineering for the U.S. Government´s Livermore Labs in California, but her theories on robotics were dismissed by highly placed officials in the Pentagon as weak, leading her to harbor resentment towards her superiors.
During her stint with Livermore Labs, Hammer was also dying from a medical condition. Her superiors promised to fund her research in exchange for a new android body; however, she discovered that they only wanted her research for themselves. Once they obtained it, the promised funding was slashed, leaving her a cyborg for the rest of her life. Embittered by this betrayal, Hammer went renegade, and her catastrophic plans lead her to blows with the Street Fighters, especially T. Hawk, who holds feelings for her.
- Canon Foreigner
- Cyborg: She was dying from an unknown medical condition, so her bosses promised to back her research in exchange for a new android body. But it turns out they only wanted her research, and so once they got their hands on it, they betrayed her, causing her to remain a cyborg for the remainder for her life. Embittered by this, she goes rogue.
- Dating Catwoman: With T. Hawk.
- Evil Tastes Good: Prone to stating her view on the tastiness of whatever is currently happening.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: She was dying from an unknown medical condition, so her superiors had promised to fund her research in exchange for a new android body; however, she discovered that they only wanted her research for themselves. Once they obtained it, the promised funding was slashed, leaving her a cyborg for the rest of her life. Embittered by this betrayal, Hammer went renegade.
- Mythology Gag: In "Desert Thunder", some of the controls for the superweapon she commandeers are a joystick and six buttons.
- Powered Armor: She and her Mooks use these.
- Straw Feminist: She hates men. It's her defining character trait, in a few ways.
Voiced by: note
The employer of the Street Fighters. Gives Guile and the others their missions.
The Warrior King
Origin: Warrior's World
Voiced by: note
A hero from a realm known as Warrior's World. He first appears in the episode of the same name from the Street Fighter animated series in pursuit of a magical Orb needed to save his world. He was invented for a crossover event that USA Network was running at the time, resulting in his appearing in not only the Street Fighter cartoon, but also The Savage Dragon, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, and Wing Commander Academy.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: Chun-Li hit it off for a while. Too bad their relationship doesn't last long.
- Canon Foreigner: Big time.
- Doomed Hometown: The driving goal of his appearances.
- Expy/ Follow the Leader: Resembles Herculean heroes such as He-Man and Conan the Barbarian.
- Genius Bruiser: Despite his gargantuan, thuggish appearance, he's still very intelligent and even polite.
- Original Generation: Appears in four shows based on four different franchises, yet never appeared in the source material of any of them.
Dr. Lucinda "Cindy" Davila
Voiced by: note
Guile's former girlfriend, a mix of Hot Scientist and Hospital Hottie who takes the role that the games give to his wife Julia.
- Canon Foreigner: Since Julia and Amy were Adapted Out from the cartoon, Cindy was created both to fill in as Guile's Love Interest and create a Love Triangle with Cammy as the third end.
- Find the Cure!: In the first episode, she and other doctors are in Brazil working hard on creating the cure for very rare illness. Then Bison crashes the camp, kidnaps Cindy and her team, and Ryu almost falls victim to said illness. It turns out that Blanka's blood, thanks to the experiments he went through, is the key.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A doctor on the side of good, with blonde hair to match.
- New Old Flame: Technically, she was this to Guile at the beginning. They're in a sort-of Long-Distance Relationship later.
Origin: USA Flag
Guile's personal assistant.
- Canon Foreigner: Only appears in UDON's Street Fighter comics.
- Damsel out of Distress: Manages to escape on her own after Juni kidnaps and impersonates her to get close to Guile. This includes diving out of a helicopter into the San Francisco +Bay and somehow surviving.
- Girl Friday: Serves as Guile's assistant, sometimes even accompanying him on field missions.
- Kill and Replace: Juni poses as her and initially intends to kill her, but Shadaloo decides she might be useful as a source of information. This is what ultimately gives her an opportunity to escape.
- Meganekko: Wears a cute pair of glasses. In fact, one of the major hints that she's been replaced is that Juni actually forgets the glasses while impersonating her, causing her to make up an excuse about contact lenses.
- Stun Gun: Tries to use a taser against the Satsui no Hado-consumed Sakura, and ends up in the hospital for her troubles.
Zen and Singh
Like Sheng Long, Zen is based on an urban legend that became real. During the early stages of Street Fighter V's development, there was a leak that claimed there would be four new characters; Rashid from Africa, Laura from Brazil, Zen from India, and a new boss. Rashid and Laura were proven true (although Rashid was relocated to the Middle East), and the "new boss" could reference either Necalli or F.A.N.G, but Zen never actually existed. One of the Capcom artists noticed the buzz around the non-existent Zen character, and ended up giving him a design, biography, and younger brother.
Zen (ゼン) is a famous Indian actor that is good at fighting, dancing, and singing. His skills and sweet smile captivated women all around the world, and he appears in more than 30 movies per year. He originally worked as a car salesman. As a fighter he can punish scoundrels with anything close to him. He is an old friend of Zangief. According to the Street Fighter V Aprils Fools page, he was the first director of the film The Eternal Ganga (whose poster can be seen in the India stage in SFV).
Singh (シン) is Zen's younger brother, who works as his manager. Originally he was a kushti wrestler, but a foot injury forced him to retire. Although no longer a fighter, he is still strong enough to kill a violent water buffalo with a single strike. He has a sincere and simple personality. He has a good relationship with his brother and is working hard to be in a three-legged race.
- Canon Foreigner: Zen never existed during the game's development and likely doesn't exist in canon, but he had art drawn of him anyway.
- Career-Ending Injury: Singh's foot injury forced an early retirement from wrestling.