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Soul Consuming Darkness
"I am the jaws of death. The souls of warriors must return to ME!"
Origin: Aztec Empire flag note 
Fighting style: Violence, taking advantage of his physique
Voiced by: note 
A wild, crazed warrior who uses an equally wild, animalistic fighting style to brutalize his enemies. Necalli was once an ancient, Aztec warrior made of stone who, according to legend, appeared during the "Hour of Battle", an event that happened once every hundred years, to consume the souls of strong warriors. During one such event, he encountered an Aztec Warrior Prophet and consumed him, gaining his current human look. In accordance to an ancient prophecy surrounding him, Necalli intends to hunt down and consume the souls of Ryu (for his Satsui No Hado), Dhalsim (for the fire power granted to him by the Indian God of Fire, Agni), and Bison (for his Psycho Power).
  • Adaptational Badass: In UDON's Street Fighters Vs Darkstalkers comics, he's capable of fighting evenly with Morrigan Aensland, who is an S-Class Darkstalker and essentially a Physical God, while in his base form and only lost due to Lilith's interference. Later, during his fight with Hsien-Ko, he comes close to absorbing her soul and only lost due to Hsien-Ko's sister placing a talisman on him.
  • Advertised Extra: He was the most heavily promoted of the four new characters introduced to V, and was treated as the franchises next major villain. In reality, his role in Story Mode is incredibly small, and he exists solely to give Ryu something to do for the majority of the plot.
  • And I Must Scream: His fate in the UDON comics. During his fight with Hsien-Ko, her sister places a talisman on him, trapping him in stone. As long as no one removes the talisman, he's basically stuck like that.
  • Anime Hair: He has incredibly long black and red braids, and if he powers himself up, they'll glow entirely red and begin to float.
  • Arc Villain: He essentially represents Ryu's struggle against the Satsui No Hadou, and pursues Ryu's soul more than either Dhalsim and Bison. However, that doesn't mean he isn't a threat to other characters, as after his failure to devour Bison's soul, he encounters Rashid, Azam and Charlie, and chases them out of the Shadaloo base.
  • As Long as There is Evil: Describes himself as the embodiment of battle during his fight with Morrigan in the UDON comics.
    Necalli: You cannot kill me for I am the em-embodiment of battle. As long as there is co-conflict and violence, I will exist to fe-feed on warriors souls!
  • The Assimilator: As shown in his Story Mode, he can use his clay statue body to absorb opponents Majin Buu style.
  • Ax-Crazy: He gives off this impression, with his brutal moveset and bestial, sadistic demeanor.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Marc Swint. Averted with his Japanese voice, which is higher pitched.
  • Badass Boast: Over 90% of his win quotes are these.
  • Bad Black Barf: Necalli's V-Skill II has him puke on the ground, which slowly crawls across the ground as a projectile. Anyone hit by it is put into a crumple state.
  • Balloon Belly: He gets one after absorbing Akuma. However, Akuma bursts out of him immediately after.
  • Barbarian Longhair: While his ridiculously long hair is kept in braids, when he uses his V-Trigger the braids come undone, leaving his hair floating freely and making him look even more menacing.
  • Beating A Dead Player: His winpose, like Oni, has him grabbing the opponent by the head and holding them up to the sky. Unlike Oni, who slams the opponent down face first, we never see what Necalli does to his opponent.
  • Because Destiny Says So: It is prophesied that Necalli will hunt down and devour Ryu (for his Satsui no Hado), Dhalsim (for the power given to him by Agni), and Bison (for his Psycho Power). He fails on all three accounts.
  • The Berserker: He, or rather his "techniques" have shades of this trope.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Despite his intimidating appearance and otherworldly powers, he just can't catch a break in the game's story. The only battle he wins is against an unfocused Ryu, but Dhalsim was thankfully there to protect him. Other than that, he fights Dhalsim to a draw, loses to Bison, and ultimately loses to Ryu in a rematch. He even manages to get beaten by Balrog of all people. He does manage to consume Akuma, though...only for Akuma to explode out of his stomach.
  • Bishōnen Line: He was once a monster made from stone and clay. Consuming the Warrior Prophet resulted in his current look.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: His sclera turn black when he uses his V-Trigger.
  • Blood Knight: Similarly to Akuma, he seeks out strong opponents for a fight to the death.
  • Body Snatcher: He apparently has the ability to possess the bodies of animals. In fact, he introduces himself to Nash as a sheep.
  • Braids of Barbarism: And they are long braids.
  • Breath Weapon: Heart of Gold, his new move in his V-Trigger II, has him fire a Painfully Slow Projectile of dark energy from his mouth.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Apparently he thought making a stealth attempt to consume victorious Akuma would be a good idea. Granted he was desperate. It worked out as well as one'd expect.
  • Casting a Shadow: Fights with some strange form of dark energy.
  • Catch Phrase: "Devour!"
  • Character Title: One of his scars in his Super Mode is shaped like a V. That said, V is the number 5 in roman numerals.
  • The Corruption: According to his character guide, Necalli is surrounded by a noxious gas that pollutes the souls of anyone he comes in contact with, the infected victims becoming like Necalli and seeking the souls of warriors. This is never shown in his story prologue nor in the Cinematic Story Mode.
  • Covered with Scars: He has scars all over his body, with the scars on his chest and face forming V shapes. He got them from consuming the Warrior Prophet in his story mode.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wields some strange dark energy and is certainly one of the more villainous characters.
  • Deadly Lunge: The Disc's Guidance is a charge attack that has him leap forward and slash at the opponent.
  • Death Glare: In his normal mode, he is constantly giving his opponents a savage and intense death glare, complete with a predatory snarl.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: His footwear only covers his heels.
  • Doomed by Canon: Not about him, though. The fact that Ryu is present in Street Fighter III, the chronological sequel to V, means that Necalli isn't devouring his soul.
  • The Dreaded: Boy, is he ever. In his story mode, the Warrior Prophet reveals that Necalli is fated to confront and consume Ryu, Dhalsim, and M.Bison. Unfortunately for him, he fails to accomplish any of these tasks.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: Averted. His hair is technically long braids, as evidenced when they go away when his V-Trigger is activated, but this doesn't stop everyone, including Capcom, from calling them dreadlocks.
  • Dynamic Entry: Necalli has a habit of arriving on the scene by leaping from a high place.
  • Elemental Punch: Soul Offering, his Critical Art when using his V-Trigger, which replaces the rapid slashes with a darkness-empowered punch to the opponent's chest.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: In his Story Mode. In his original statue form, he can melt into clay. The cinematic story mode reveals that he retains this ability even in his current human form and is shown to be constantly dripping mud, often creating a puddle of mud around his feet. Lampshaded by Balrog when he encounters him in his story mode.
    Balrog: I'll pulverize you! Come get some, mud-man!
  • Ethereal Choir: His theme has this.
  • Evil Counterpart: He was designed to be the complete antithesis to Ryu. Ryu is an honorable warrior, but when he taps into the Satsui no Hado, he turns into "Evil Ryu", where he gains extreme Blood Knight tendencies and fights solely with the intent to kill. What makes Necalli Ryu's Foil is that Necalli has always been evil and actively seeks out power to absorb. Hence, he is the very monster Akuma wanted Ryu to be. Also, unlike Akuma, who has his own personal code of honor, Necalli has none, and will attack anybody unlucky enough to cross his path, whether he intends on absorbing them or not.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Speaks with a pretty deep voice, and certainly one of the more villainous characters.
  • Face Palm Of Doom: He has several moves that grab the opponent by the face, including his Critical Art.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: His whole character appears to be rooted in the past, and the development team have even confirmed him to be an "Aztec warrior", which is at odds with the Street Fighter series' contemporary setting.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Necalli has no motive or characterization beyond his hunger for the souls of powerful warriors and is treated more like a mindless beast than an actual character.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: They glow white with a reddish tint in the CGI trailer, complete with Throat Light.
  • Going Commando: Has nothing but a Censor Shadow under his loincloth.
  • Ground Punch: His V-Skill I, Culminated Power, has him punching the ground to create an explosion. The analog stick can be used to control how close or far away the explosion occurs.
  • Guttural Growler: He makes deep growling sounds while attacking, and his speech tends to devolve into just making growling noises.
  • Humanoid Abomination: It's not entirely clear what Necalli is, but from what we've seen so far, human can definitely be scratched out of the the list of options. Taken even further in his Story Mode, where he displays powers that make him even more supernatural than before. Several win quotes by other characters will note that he has some kind of inhuman energy to him, and they'll question what in the hell he is. He also has a similar problem to Q where his skeleton does not show up when he's hit with an electric attack. Instead, it's just an empty, black silhouette.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Necalli's premium alt has him dressed in modern-day leather clothing, with the Fingerless Gloves, ripped-up shirt and face paint making him look like he's part of a death metal band.
  • Idle Animation: Unlike other characters, he actually talks.
    Necalli: Make you sacrifice-FICE-FICE!
  • I'm Melting!: He can melt and reform at will, though after his defeat and failure to absorb Ryu's soul, he seems to melt against his will, with his jaw hanging wide open.
  • Informed Ability:
    • Necalli doesn't live up to the reputation at all in the general story mode. He gets his ass kicked a lot and in the end accomplishes pretty much nothing.
    • Character descriptions for Necalli originally stated that he normally acts savage, but gets smarter when he uses his V-Trigger. He doesn't act any different when he powers up. If anything, he gets even more savage when he's in his V-Trigger state, walking on all fours and being more vocal with his growling.
    • On a more pedantic note, Necalli's animations occasionally involve him clawing or scratching at his enemy to rip them apart, but his fingers don't have any visible claws whatsoever.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Because of his otherworldly powers and savage nature, most of the cast treats him as a mindless beast than an actual person.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Necalli functions as a close-ranged all-rounder. He possesses quick attacks that can easily lead into combos, an anti-air in his Raging Light, The Disc's Guidance can be used to get in close and smashes through projectiles, both of his V-Skills allow him to use his own projectiles to fight from a range, and he possesses both an approach option in his Valiant Rebellion stomp and a close-ranged command throw in his Mask of Tlalli. His V-Trigger also stands out as being notably simple compared to other characters, as it buffs his entire moveset and lasts the remainder of the round.
  • Living Statue: His alternate costume gives him the appearance of one, with cracked stone skin aligned with decorative jewels. His Story mode reveals that this was his original look before consuming the Warrior Prophet and gaining his current look.
  • Loincloth: To go with his overall wild man look.
  • Marked Change: Entering V-Trigger causes his scars to glow red, giving them the appearance of Tron Lines.
  • Mayincatec: He is identified as an Aztec Warrior.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is derived from the Nahuatl word for battle Necaliliztli. Also bears the Red Baron of "The Soul Consuming Darkness."
  • Mighty Roar: His V-Reversal, The Calling, has him knocking back the opponent with a roar. He cannot use this when his V-Trigger is active and once he uses it, he cannot use it again for the rest of the round.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: According to his bio, Necalli dislikes people.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: It's due to Necalli's meddling that Ryu is able to overcome the Satsui No Hadou's influence over him, as well as master the Power of Nothingness. This makes Ryu's soul unable to be consumed by him, and also grants Ryu the strength to finally kill M. Bison.
  • No Biological Sex: Played With. While Necalli dons a male form and all promotional and in-game material refers to him as male, knocking him into the data screen in the Lair of the Four Kings stage has it refer to his gender as "unknown", presumably referring to his inhuman status.
  • Numerological Motif: The Roman numeral V. The scars on his chest and face form V's, which become more obvious when they start glowing when he activates his V-Trigger. His 'V' scars are a reference to the Aztec creation myth, or the "Five Suns", where the tradition of blood and/or human sacrifices was established to provide nourishment for the gods, namely Huitzilopochtli, the god of war, to prevent the Earth from being destroyed by the stars (called "Tzitzimitl"). This tradition probably explains why Necalli loves both fighting and eating the souls of his fallen opponents.
  • Obviously Evil: Have you SEEN the guy? Taken up to eleven when he activates his V-Trigger.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The only instance he doesn't stutter is if he gets ahold of Gill to make this ominous statement.
    Necalli: Oh, this soul! It's like the culmination of time eternal.
  • Outside-Genre Foe: While Supernatural Martial Arts is common in this series, most villains in the series are a part of Shadaloo or a part of Gill's secret society. Necalli stands out for being an Aztec Warrior in a modern setting with sinister supernatural powers. Naturally, the cast is freaked out by him and some question if he's even human. The only character who isn't intimidated by him is Dhalsim, who knows about his legend. His Story mode ends up making him even more of an Outside-Context Problem.
    Birdie: Ugh, what in the hell are you? Are you even human?
    Chun-Li: This sense of misfortune in your energy... What on Earth are you?
    Ryu: I felt absolutely nothing from your fists. This has never happened before...
  • Painfully Slow Projectile: Heart of Gold, a move he gains access to with his V-Trigger II, is this.
  • Parts Unknown: Zigzagged. According to his official bio at the Capcom Fighters Network website, his nationality is "unknown", though this is despite the fact that Capcom's Matt Dahlgren has confirmed him to be an Aztec, and at least one other official source — the SFV section at — lists him as being of "ancient Aztec heritage".
  • Power Glows: Powering himself up makes his hair glow red and float, as well as the scars on his body.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: The visual effect of his V-Trigger. In addition to making his hair red and stand on end, powering himself up undoes his braid, making his hair even more wild.
  • Primal Stance: When he activates his V-Trigger, his walk animation changes so that he walks on all fours.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Ceremony of Honor, his normal Critical Art, but with scratching instead of punching (kinda similar to Wolverine's Berserker Barrage Hyper Combo from the various Marvel-themed Capcom fighting games).
  • Really 700 Years Old: Despite his youthful appearance, he is ancient warrior who has been around for hundreds of years.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His braids are black and get progressively more red as they reach the tip, and he also has somewhat red tinted skin. Then when he uses his V-Trigger, his hair is just red.
  • Rule of Three: He's out to absorb the souls of three particular warriors: Ryu, for his Satsui no Hadou; Dhalsim, for the fire powers given to him by Agni; and M. Bison, for his Psycho Power.
  • Sadist: He is implied to be this in V-Trigger, as hinted by his cruel smile when delivering attacks, as well as his taunt:
    "Hurt you...HURT!"
  • Sickly Green Glow: When using his V-Trigger in his statue form, his hair glows green rather than red.
  • Slasher Smile: He delivers one whenever he delivers the finishing blow of his Critical Art. See here.
  • SNK Boss: Triggered Necalli. Think Shin Akuma was bad? He has all access to his VT 1 and VT 2 attacks and V-Reversal. His V-Skill I hits multiple times and he has a full EX bar. Patience or Fake Skill is mandatory.
  • Stutter Stop: He has a tendency to repeat certain syllables two or three times.
    Necalli: (After defeating Vega) You can never ho...hope to cut me with such a feeble blade.
    Necalli: (After defeating Ken) Give u...up. I'll dr...drink your flames.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has gold eyes and possesses sinister supernatural abilities.
  • Super Mode:
    • His V-Trigger has no time limit and enhances all of his attacks in someway or another, such as granting him a light-into-medium normal link, allowing him to cancel normals into equal strength special attacks instead of down one strength as he normally must, and a flat damage buff on all specials. It also increases his mobility and damage output. The downside is that he cannot use his V-Reversal.
    • As of Arcade Edition, he also gains access to one new move for each of his V-Triggers. For his V-Trigger I, he gains the move Clouded Mirror, which is a leaping lunge attack, and for V-Trigger II, he gains the move Heart of Gold, which is a Painfully Slow Projectile similar to Laura's lightning move.
  • Theme Naming: The names of most of his attacks will reference either Aztec culture or souls.
  • Uncertain Doom: Akuma's character story ends with Necalli attempting to consume him, only for Akuma to burst out of his stomach a second later, destroying Necalli's body in the process. As Necalli doesn't appear in any character stories afterwards, it's unknown if he's still alive or if Akuma's attack outright killed him.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His moves are wild, animalistic and completely lack finesse, but he's a damn good fighter nonetheless. Cammy's win quote lampshades this.
    Cammy: A beast indeed. Fighting with no rationale, just pure, raw power.
  • Verbal Tic: His tendency to stutter his words.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: His V-Skill II causes him to vomit on the ground, which slowly crawls forward and acts as a projectile.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Doesn't wear a shirt, befitting one who comes from the jungle.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • After trying and failing to consume Ryu's soul, Necalli melts into mud and disappears and is never seen again for the remainder of the plot.
    • He reappears in Akuma's story mode, desperate to consume just one soul. After battling Akuma, he actually manages to consume him, but Akuma promptly explodes out of Necalli's stomach. He disappears from the plot afterwards again and doesn't appear in any other character stories.
  • Wild Card: He has no interest in the struggle between the heroes and Shadaloo, and might not even know what Shadaloo is for that matter. All he cares about is devouring the souls of Ryu, Dhalsim and Bison, and any other fighters that happen to be in his way.
  • Wolf Man: His Halloween costume turns him into one. He starts off somewhat normal, wearing regular clothing but with unusually hairy arms, and using his V-Trigger causes him to grow a tail, fangs and claws in addition to his glowing red hair.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Had green hair in his original statue form.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: He does have the title of "Soul Consuming Darkness" after all. Most of his victory quotes are also about literally eating the opponent's soul. His story mode shows he does this by using his clay body to literally absorb opponents.

A Friend Indeed
"I am Rashid of the turbulent wind! Remember the name well."
Origin: United Arab Emirates flag 
Fighting style: Parkour
Voiced by: note 
The eldest son of an old Middle Easternnote  family, Rashid is a fun-loving fighter. He has an acrobatic fighting style, an affinity for technology and control over wind. Rashid is traveling the world with his butler Azam in search of his friend, a Shadaloo Scientist who wants to destroy the organization from the inside.
  • Arch-Enemy: Has found one in F.A.N.G., who murdered his friend and later gloated about it to Rashid. Likewise, Rashid ruining Operation C.H.A.I.N.S has earned him F.A.N.G's enmity.
  • Artistic License – Martial Arts: Street Fighter has never been faithful to actual martial arts techniques, but Rashid's fighting style is officially listed as "Parkour"—which isn't even a fighting style. In fact, it's technically the exact opposite: an art designed in France for the purposes of escaping as quickly and efficiently as possible, with combat being the last thing the user wants.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: During his Critical Art, he floats in the air doing this while pelting his opponent.
  • Badass Beard: He has a pretty full beard with a long goatee.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: His alternate costume give him a more urban look, complete with a bandana on his head.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Rashid is one of the nicest members of the cast, but as F.A.N.G learned the hard way, getting on his bad side is ill-advised.
  • Blow You Away: His attacks can create small tornadoes.
  • Combat Parkour: His fighting style is even officially listed as "Parkour".
  • Cool Plane: Has a private jet which appears as a downloadable stage. Not "in", as.
  • Cool Shades: He wears what looks like a scouter over his left eye.
  • Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud: Zig-zagged. Rashid can use the vortex generated by his V-Trigger I Ysaar to propel himself around the stage. However, his opponents aren't affected by it until they actually touch it.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: A lot of his attacks and even most of his general animations involve spinning, going along with his wind-based special moves. It even extends to outside gameplay—He does a quick spin when you select him on the character screen!
  • A Friend in Need: He's looking for his friend, a computer hacker who's been kidnapped by Shadaloo. This trope is even tied into his title, as in "A friend in need is a friend indeed." Sadly, he was too late as she was murdered by F.A.N.G. He was not happy to find out.
    Rashid: (After defeating M. Bison) I win. Now return my friend! That is all I ask.
    Rashid: (After defeating Chun-Li) Searching for loved ones is hard. You just don't know when to stop.
  • Fun Personified: He's a fun, easy-going individual, and many of his win quotes against his opponents are friendly.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Compared to the characters, anyway. He has an affinity for technology, and posts on an Instagram knockoff. He read up on Ryu via articles on the Internet, and apparently learned about Dhalsim by reading "The Seven Yoga Masters In The World You Gotta Meet Once" list.
  • Genie in a Bottle: His overall design is modern, and thankfully averts "Arabian Nights" Days (unlike his fellow Arabian character, Pullum). However the exceptions are his Critical Art, where he appears with his arms folded on top of a swirling cloud of wind in a manner that unmistakably evokes a classic genie of the lamp (and the shape of his beard just furthers the similarities), and his premium costume, which gives him clothing similar to Azam's, with the addition of a bejeweled turban.
  • Grin of Audacity: As a contrast to other Street Fighters' constant unnerving smiles, such as Adon's or Bison's Slasher Smile and Dee Jay's Cheshire Cat Grin, Rashid tends to flash an overconfident grin that's already becoming a staple of his character.
  • The Hero: Ryu is the guy who delivers the final blow on Bison, but Rashid is ultimately the guy who saves the day by stopping Bison's machine. Rashid also has more storyline fights than anybody else and he is the character given the most screentime, by far. Capcom Fighting Network's character guide outright calls Rashid "the main character of Street Fighter V's general story".
  • Le Parkour: He is seen doing several front flips in his intro and match win pose, and even incorporates both flips and forward rolls into his fighting style through his V-Skill I. Parkour is even listed as his official fighting style.
  • Made of Iron: Shown in the Cinematic Story Mode where he gets in a fight with F.A.N.G and manages to deactivate the Black Moons despite getting poisoned by F.A.N.G. Keep in mind that F.A.N.G's poison is strong enough to corrode anything he touches.
  • Nice Guy: In a series filled with Large Hams, Boisterous Bruisers, and Blood Knights, he's one of the most chill and all-around likable guys. He geeks out a little when meeting famous fighters he's only read about on the Internet. Even after Ryu curbstomps him in story mode (Ryu's and his own), he's completely fine with it.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a plain white keffiyeh, which are most popular in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf to the exclusion of almost any other style.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Since IV, many of the series' characters have been voiced with applicable regional accents, but unlike his fellow middle-easterner, Hakan, who has a strong Turkish accent, Rashid's accent is generically American.
  • Oh, Crap!: How Azam and him reacts to Helen revealing to Charlie Nash that he is already dead due to the fact his body is physically dead and it won't last long.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Rashid is one of the kindest characters in the cast and only fights when he has no choice, or just for fun. So when he declares he will outright kill F.A.N.G in their fight, you know he is well and truly pissed.
  • Parts Unknown: In an odd play for this series, which tends to avoid this trope on the whole (except for bosses), Rashid's actual country of origin has not been specified. All we know currently is that he is from "The Middle East", a region which includes numerous different nations. This is most likely to give him a general appeal to Middle Eastern players, instead of just one country in the region. However, most evidence points to him being from the United Arab Emirates, since not only was he initially revealed in Dubai, but the city of Dubai appears in the background of his character page and his own home stage, "Skies of Honor" is set on the wings of his own private jet as it flies around the skyscrapers of the city itself.
  • Power Floats: During his Critical Art.
  • Pretty Boy: He's warm, friendly and has a youthful, charming disposition to him. It also doesn't hurt that he's pretty handsome, as well.
  • Say My Name: His theme song does this: at the chorus, we hear people singing "Ra-shii-doooooo!"
  • Simple, yet Opulent: His story mode outfit; a casual shirt-slacks-sandals ensemble with a few bits of bling, most notably the giant gold chain necklace and the emblem on his chest.
  • Shining City: His stage, "Skies of Honor", is set on the wings of his private jet as at flies around the ultra-modern cityscape of Dubai, UAE. Many iconic buildings are featured in the flyby, including the Burj Al Arab and the Emirates Towers.
  • Spin Attack: He can spin around and envelope himself in a tornado. He also does this to create small tornadoes.
  • Spoiler: His name was leaked long before his reveal, although he was misidentified as being from Africa.
  • The Movie Buff: According to his profile, "movies" is listed in the "likes" section.
  • That Russian Squat Dance: Oddly enough. His Critical Art has him doing this as an attack in mid-air by riding on a tornado and pelting the opponent in the face.
  • Tornado Move: Rashid can create tornadoes at will. He can create small ones as a projectile attack, his V-Trigger I creates a larger one that sticks around for a bit, pressuring the opponent and adding to Rashid's offensive capabilities, and his Critical Art has him ride on top of one.
  • Unexplained Recovery: When the Black Moons are stopped for good, Rashid is pretty close to dying, having been poisoned by F.A.N.G more than once (though he still had enough strength to beat down a Zerg Rush of Shadaloo guards). In his next appearance, while the base is destroyed, he's fine and dandy, without any explanation as to why.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When F.A.N.G brags that he killed Rashid's friend, he goes into a rage and despair induced fury against F.A.N.G.
  • Wall Jump: A part of his acrobatic moveset.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He will if he has to, but he has "fighting against women" as one of the things he dislikes.

Dancer of the Searing Wind
"Boom! That's how you start the fight and finish it quickly!"
Origin: Brazil flag 
Fighting style: Matsuda Jiu-jitsu
Voiced by: note 
Full name Laura Matsuda, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (specializing in Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu) practitioner, and the older sister of Sean. Continuing the tradition of the famed Matsuda fighting style, Laura is constantly looking for strong opponents around the world to defeat, in an effort to spread the Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu’s name and prestige.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Even more daring than Chun-Li's alternate outfit in the previous game.
  • Aloof Big Sister:
    • She's the older sister of Sean, who is so much of a Joke Character that he has trouble beating regular people, and even Dan Hibiki, the original Joke Character, outclasses him. Unlike her younger brother, Laura is more than capable in a fight. One of her generic win quotes even has her compare her opponent to Sean as an insult.
    Laura: When I compare you to're pretty much the same!
    • Subverted in Story Mode, which shows her hugging Sean playfully and lovingly. She also tends to wrestle him to the ground and tease him about finding a girlfriend. It also shows that she holds his opinion in high esteem in spite of him being a weak fighter as it was from him that she got the idea to travel the world to fight powerful warriors in order to promote their family's fighting style.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Very muscular, which becomes obvious in her swimsuit costume (especially when using the easter egg). She has both muscular legs and a muscular upper body.
  • Ass Kicks You: She has an aerial attack which has her hit her opponents with her shapely butt. Not on the scale of R. Mika, though...
  • Bare Your Midriff: None of her outfits cover her abs.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: A short story on the CFN website reveals that Laura is only interested in men who can match her in combat.
  • Big Eater: She has "meat dishes" as one of her likes, and when she beats Birdie in her story mode, she's sloppily chowing down on (Brazilian) barbecue alongside him.
  • Big Sister Bully: Downplayed as she playfully uses her wrestling moves on Sean and teases him about not having a girlfriend.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She attacks Ken when she misreads the situation and thinks he attacked Sean.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: One of her "knocked down" poses has her laying flat on her back, but twisting at the legs just enough to expose her butt. It doesn't look very comfortable.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the most, if not the most buxom female character in the roster. Being a grappler who uses a variation of Brazilian Jiu-jutsu pretty much seals the deal.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: She loves to fight strong opponents, to the point that she'll travel across the world on a whim because she thinks it'll lead to a good fight.
  • Braids of Action: The right hand section of her hair is a wild, bouffant mane, but the left side is braided into tight corn-rows.
  • But Not Too Black: Like many dark-skinned characters in the SF series, Laura is rather on the fair side. In her case, she's even lighter than her younger brother. Her exact skin tone depends on the costume palette selected.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's Afro-Brazilian, but her grandfather was Japanese. This is Truth in Television since Brazil has a very sizable Japanese population, and its history of miscegenation means that Afro-Japanese women are hardly unheard of.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: In the story mode, just before her first battle, she introduces herself by sending a Shadaloo soldier flying and coming in carrying a soldier and dragging another like they are both the weight of tootpicks.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's this to Sean in spite of all her trash talking about his fighting ability and her constant teasing towards him. Sean even goes as far as to wonder about her whereabouts while looking visually depressed in Story Mode, showing that he does love his sister and deeply misses her.
  • Dance Battler: A bit. Laura's moves are pretty firmly established in Jiu-Jitsu but she dances a bit during her fight intro and her title when highlighted on the SFV website's character page is "Just Gotta Dance" and "Dancer of the Searing Wind" elsewhere.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Much like Ibuki or Juri, her footwear does not cover her toes or her heels.
  • Electric Black Girl: But Not Too Black variant. See also the Shock and Awe entry.
  • Exposed to the Elements: She goes to Russia wearing her super-skimpy "Bonita" outfit, and Dan Hibiki points this out in the description for the outfit in the store.
    Dan: She said she wears this outfit when she's just out and about, but then I heard she went over to Russia dressed like this. Wouldn't you catch a cold, or uh, freeze to death or something?
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her hair. One side is long and wavy, and the other is braided into corn-rows.
  • Foreign Fanservice: Her outfit and demeanor are overtly sexy, and she's definitely not from the developers' native Japan.
  • Fun Personified: Ticks all the boxes. A very friendly girl who enjoys every bit of life.
  • Gainaxing: Most evident during her super combos, but she's very jiggly in general.
  • Heir to the Dojo: She takes it upon herself to promote Matsuda Jiu-jitsu and also offers to teach some of her opponents.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Some of the art in her story mode depicts her with an exaggeratedly thin waist.
  • Likes Older Men: She says she does in her winquote against Zeku.
    Laura: (Vs. Zeku) Y’know pops, you don’t need that rejuvenating trick. I happen to think older men are very sexy! Hahaha!
  • Male Gaze: Her intro has her posing provocatively to show off her ample cleavage and butt.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Her outfit shows off a lot of her body (particularly in her Battle Outfit, which is just a bikini top, Japanese-style gym shorts, a martial arts sash, sparring gloves, leg warmers, and a yellow Jiu-Jitsu top that's left open), and she does a lot of provocative posing.
    • When any character gets knocked out, their body moves a bit on the ground to show they're still living and breathing. When Laura gets knocked out, her hips keep gyrating.
  • Nice Girl: Her winquotes portray her as friendly and enthusiastic at the idea of meeting new people.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Laura's V-Trigger II gives her access to Matsuda Sway, a dodge move that avoids all non-throw moves, including Critical Art projectiles.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Her story mode features her casually wearing her even-more-revealing alternate outfit—a braless underboobs shirt and Daisy Duke shorts with exposed thong—both at home around her younger brother and out on the road encountering various fighters. And absolutely nobody cares. Dan Hibiki's store description is the only time the outfit's skimpiness is pointed out, and it's more for that fact that Laura went to Russia wearing this outfit.
  • Out of Focus: In the story mode, she gets a single fight against Ken due to an odd misunderstanding. After she leaves Brazil with the rest of the heroes, she gets no more fights, or even lines of dialogue.
  • Painfully Slow Projectile: She rubs her hands apart to emit an electric wave that moves just as slow, and just as short, as Dan's own Gadoken.
  • Picky Eater: She has vegetables as one of her dislikes.
  • Power Copying: Played With. She uses electric abilities like Blanka (a fellow Brazilian world-warrior) and specifically mentions Zangief as having given her some pointers in wrestling. Other than that, she uses Matsuda-style Jiu-jitsu almost exclusively. However, in post-fight victory quotes, she'll excitedly ask some opponents to teach her how to do their moves, and she'll sometimes offer to teach them jiu-jitsu.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Her taunt, which makes it sound a lot more suggestive.
    Laura: Wanna be a grappling bud? A. Grapp. Ling. Bud?
  • Rolling Attack: Her Critical Art, in which she grabs the opponent and begins rolling around the arena at lightning speed, much like Blanka, and finishes them off with a chokehold.
  • Shock and Awe: Several of her moves has her emit electricity, not unlike fellow Brazilian rep Blanka. It's revealed that it's static electricity as she runs her hands through her hair.
  • Spicy Latina: She hails from Brazil, and she will use her lively spirited attitude and painful Brazilian jujitsu inspired skill set to kick your ass and to enjoy it.
  • Spirited Competitor: Like Makoto, she wants to bring prestige and business to her family martial arts school. For that reason, she's eager to fight just about anyone.
  • Spoiler: Her name was leaked long before her official reveal, then screenshots of Laura were leaked by Famitsu magazine over a week before her planned reveal at the Brazil Game Show, incurring the wrath of the games' producer, the usually mild-mannered Yoshinori Ono (who was denied a whole week's worth of Twitter teases). Sony then made it worse by accidentally making her official trailer available a day early, just adding to Ono's frustration. It was obvious he was really looking forward to teasing her, since her Brazilian origins and electric powers would have made it easy for him to troll people into thinking Blanka would be revealed. He also built up this reveal months before in a video in which he revealed her stage, but did this while surrounded by Blanka paraphernalia and dressed up in a Blanka costume.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'9", tying with C. Viper, Poison, and Falke as the third-tallest female Street Fighter character after Elena (6'0") and Rose (5'10"). Laura is also quite attractive.
  • Stripperific: Her story costume is little more than a thong underneath a pair of shredded Daisy Duke shorts and an equally shredded bikini shirt that reveals copious amounts of underboob. This also extends to her premium alt, which is a black bikini top, a loose-fitting yellow jacket, and the shortest of green short-shorts.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For the first two seasons of V, Laura acted as a substitute for the then-absent Blanka; they're both Brazilian fighters whose designs heavily involve green and use electricity in their attacks.
  • Tan Lines: Played for Fanservice. Her alternate costume shows her with bikini-shaped tan lines just visible underneath her shirt and on her hips.
  • Underboobs: Going hand-in-hand with her very fanservice-y nature, her alternate costume has the undersides of her breasts visible under her shirt (especially in her Story Mode cutscenes), and she's evidently not wearing a bra.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Her whole outfit references the lime green and yellow of the Brazilian flag, and the blue vapour trail effect that accompanies her Critical Art completes the flag's colour scheme.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Her Stripperific alternate costume would make Poison proud.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: A lot of her moves involve grabbing the opponent and slamming them down into the ground. However, unlike a lot of other fighters in the series, her grab attacks are very acrobatic in nature. Justified in that she is a Jujutsu fighter, a style that is entirely focused on grappling in Real Life. Further justified in that she's as a grappling partner of Zangief.

Cunning Trickster
"How about a double dose of poison?"
Origin: China (?) flag 
Fighting style: Kempo
Voiced by: note 
An East Asiannote  assassin and mad scientist who worked his way up to becoming one of the Four Kings and Bison's second-in-command. F.A.N.G is the former leader of the Nguuhao (literally "Cobra" in Thai), a cartel of assassins who served under Shadaloo that are trained from childhood to master the Poison Hand, a technique that allows the user to utilize the poisons produced within their own bodies. Because students are subjected to such lethal poisons, only the last survivor can be declared the style's master, and that just so happened to be F.A.N.G. After attempting a failed coup that resulted in the deaths of all of the Nguuhao save him, he recognized Bison's strength and pledged eternal fealty to him. He is the mastermind behind Shadaloo's new plan for World Domination: Operation C.H.A.I.N.S. Unusually for a Shadaloo enforcer, his appearance and actions are very wacky, incorporating some bizarre comedic moves into his fighting style, as well as poisonous attacks that deal damage over time.
  • 0% Approval Rating: He may outrank Vega, Balrog, and Birdie, but none of them are particularly fond of him. Birdie eventually quit Shadaloo over an argument with the dress code and F.A.N.G frequently quarrels with Vega and Balrog. It's pretty clear that they would end up killing each other if it wasn't for Bison.
  • The Ace: Is said to be one of the best assassins in the Nguuhao as discussed by two Nguuhao lieutenants.
    T.A.I.L: Is that guy really supposed to be the new "Fang of Nguuhao"? Looking at him makes my blood run cold.
    T.U.S.K: Shh! Keep it down! Despite his look, his skill in the use of poison hands surpasses every previous generation. His attack is definitely the most potent ever seen. Even if he only grazes you, you eventually melt away into nothing.
  • Agent Peacock: Effeminate, flamboyant, cruel, cunning, and sadistic. Definitely someone who should not be underestimated.
  • Ascended Extra: In the UDON comics, he went from making a cameo appearance in Street Fighter Unlimited #4, to becoming the main antagonist of Cammy's arc in Street Fighter Legends.
  • Asexuality: A side effect of the poison in his body is that he no longer feels sexual desire, which is stated in part two of the side story "Toxicity", where he gets propositioned by a prostitute.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: In his words, he worked his way up the ranks of the Nguuhao by being tough enough to survive the poison, and eventually a taste of Bison's power in combat. It's because of this strength that Bison allows him to join Shadaloo. At the same time, he came to realize Bison's "ultimate power" as a bringer of death and has vowed to use his strength in Bison's service as a result. In short, this trope is what fuels the understanding between the Emperor of Evil and his new top henchman.
  • Ax-Crazy: It's pretty clear this guy is not right in the head, a trait most shown in the Cinematic Story Mode. As Operation C.H.A.I.N.S begins to unravel, so does his sanity.
  • Badass Boast: His intro quote.
    "Two minutes. I'll finish you in two minutes!"
    • Some of his win quotes qualify as well.
    (Vs. Laura) "Can't move, can you? My venom acts faster than an electric shock!"
    (Vs. Menat) "I guess I can also see the future. I knew you were dead meat the moment I laid eyes on you."
  • Badass Bookworm: He's one of Shadaloo's top scientists whose poison abilities makes him a deadly threat.
  • Bad Boss:
    • While he's never seen harming or berating his troops, his Control Freak nature makes him quite a slavedriver as he puts strict policies in place, such as a dress code. Birdie eventually quits Shadaloo because he just couldn't stand his rules anymore. This ends up backfiring on him in Balrog's story mode where Balrog sells the secrets of Operation C.H.A.I.N.S to Urien.
    Birdie: I ain't never goin' back to Shadaloo, specially not with you around!
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In Street Fighter Legends: Cammy, he succeeds in his goal of resurrecting Bison.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: A Mad Scientist and deadly assassin with the ability to manipulate poison who serves as Bison's second-in-command.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a very thin black chin-strip beard. His alternate costume has a more full, but equally as evil goatee.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: A villainous example. He doesn't look or act like someone who should be taken seriously, but there's a reason why he's M. Bison's second-in-command, and as demonstrated in the story mode, he is an absolutely vile human being.
  • Big Bad: Serves as the main antagonist of Cammy's arc in the Street Fighter Legends comic, enacting a plan to resurrect Bison called the Immortal Protocol.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a complete whackjob, yet is somehow Bison's second-in-command and outranks Vega.
  • The Cameo: In Street Fighter Unlimited issue 4. He makes an appearance at the end of the bonus story involving Juri and Crimson Viper, overlooking the captured Seth's recovery. Though we only see his shadow.
  • Camp: May unseat Vega as the campiest character in the series.
  • Charged Attack: He's a full-on Charge character, one of the few in the game.
  • Child Soldiers: The Nguuhao kidnap children and train them to wield poison by exposing them to it in order to build up their immunity to poison. Those who can't withstand it die and those who do are chosen to be assassins.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: It's jarring for a Shadaloo villain to be so... kooky.
  • Confusion Fu: His fighting style can be described as very tricky and unpredictable with odd movements and attacks from weird angles.
  • Contortionist: It's apparent from his bio that he has the ability to increase his already considerable height by stretching; he is listed as standing at 6'11", but can reach a height of 7'3" if he stretches — ranking him amongst the tallest characters in the entire series.
  • Control Freak: F.A.N.G is very meticulous and craves order and control, shown in his forcing Shadaloo soldiers to obey the strict policies he personally set in place, such as a dress code. Birdie quit Shadaloo because he couldn't take his rules anymore.
    F.A.N.G: (To Birdie) Humph! You're a member of Shadaloo! You must obey the policies that I've put into place.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: His fingers are slightly longer than a normal human's.
  • The Creon: Owing to his obsession with the number two, he is The Dragon to Bison and seems to be satisfied with his position, though he and the Nguuhao did try to usurp the Shadaloo leader (and failed).
  • Crippling Overspecialization: F.A.N.G's poison abilities are both a lethal weapon and a deadly crutch. While he is a skilled opponent, his fighting style is entirely reliant on his poison abilities and revolves around him killing his opponent as quickly and efficiently as possible. As such, he is easily caught flatfooted when facing opponents who are immune to poison such as Bison and can't last long in a protracted fight. This trait even extends into gameplay. On his own, F.A.N.G deals mediocre damage and relies mostly on his poison to hurt opponents. Ryu bluntly spells it out for him in his win quote.
    Ryu: You rely too much on poison. There's no power in your punches.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He basically fights like a Looney Tunes character. He's also Bison's second in command.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Much like most children kidnapped by the Nguuhao, he was trained from childhood to master the Poison Hands technique, where he watched his fellow students die from exposure to the poison. In his words, he "lived knowing every day could be his last". Growing up in such harsh conditions hardened him, giving him a Social Darwinist mindset and an intense will to survive. The sidestory Toxicity expands on this. 3 other students survived the training, and they became F.A.N.G's closest comrades. His first job as an assassin? To kill 3 other assassins, heavily implied to be those students, an event that left him 'dead inside'.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: The Street Fighter series' very own version. He's a villain that has both a sinister looking hat and a Beard of Evil, with a very lanky body type and a wacky moveset that make him a very silly, over-the-top villain. All he's missing is his own mustache. But unlike most examples of this trope, he is NOT Played for Laughs.
  • Determinator: F.A.N.G's defining trait. Growing up as an assassin where the prospect of death surrounded him every day gave him an intense will to survive. It's because of his indomitable will that he managed to survive the poison when all others had died. Best shown in his fight with Bison where even after his fellow assassins are effortlessly slain by Bison, he kept on fighting. Bison was so impressed by his determination that he allowed F.A.N.G to join Shadaloo.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: This exchange between him and Bison.
    Bison: Now join your fellow traitors in death.
    F.A.N.G: I won't kowtow to you!
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the Cinematic Story Mode, when Necalli attempts to attack Bison, F.A.N.G drives him away with a Senpusha attack.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Among other things, most of his damage is through poison, he needs to launch the opponent to maximize the effectiveness of his Critical Art, he can't take much damage, and he's a Charge Character. That said, he's a zoner in a game primarily full of rushdown characters and is second to Dhalsim for having the longest reach in the game. A bad F.A.N.G player will be dead in minutes while a good F.A.N.G player can whittle down his opponent's health while keeping them at arm's length.
  • The Dragon: Second only to Bison in the ranks of Shadaloo, replacing Sagat and outranking both Vega and Balrog.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Gen, who was a pretty nasty guy to begin with, given that they're both lean, Chinese martial artists garbed in purple who specialize in deft strikes from odd angles. However, the serious Gen Took a Level in Kindness during his old age and became a rudely blunt yet ultimately helpful Warrior Therapist, while F.A.N.G, who is years younger, is a loopy, batshit insane, evil to the core Social Darwinist Control Freak and a major supporter of one of the vilest criminal organizations to date.
  • Evil Virtues: Loyalty, Bravery, and Determination. He is completely and utterly loyal to Bison, he is brave and never backs down from a fight, and he never gives up.
  • Femme Fatalons: Similarly to Vega, he has sharp fingernails. They also are laced with poison, poisoning the opponent when he scratches them.
  • Fighting Clown: Unusually for a Shadaloo villain, he's very silly. His Critical Art involves him flapping his arms around like a bird and spreading poison everywhere.
  • Fragile Speedster: In gameplay, F.A.N.G is a nimble, slippery fighter, but he deals mediocre damage without his poison and can't take many hits.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody in Shadaloo seems to like him. Balrog and Vega are disgusted and annoyed by him, Ed has a habit of annoying and running away from him, Bison only keeps him around because he’s useful and strong and he himself is the main reason why Birdie left Shadaloo. Given how much of a Jerkass he is, it’s hard to blame them.
  • Fun with Acronyms: "Fang" is a common Chinese name, however his name is written as F.A.N.G, implying it stands for something — though it's never outright stated. It seems that other Nguuhao members follow the same naming pattern, with the Lieutenants in F.A.N.G's story mode being named T.A.I.L and T.U.S.K.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation:
    • His Cloud Cuckoolander traits. In gameplay, he acts very silly, with a tricky moveset and off-the-wall win quotes to match. In story, he's far more sinister and serious. The Cinematic Story Mode seems to find some middle ground. In cutscenes, he is prone to exaggerated and comedic arm movements and hand gestures, but is no less dangerous.
    • Lorewise, Bison's Psycho Power renders him immune to being poisoned. For OBVIOUS reasons, Bison can be poisoned by F.A.N.G's moves in gameplay just like everyone else. This is given a bizarre nod in F.A.N.G's win quote against Bison, claiming he is an imposter.
    • Despite his poison being so lethal that F.A.N.G so much as grazing someone can result in death, it is extremely watered down in terms of gameplay: It does minuscule slow-acting damage, is set to a percentage with its effects immediately ending if F.A.N.G is hit, and due to system mechanics can never be used as a crutch to chip out an opponent.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: He gains these when using his V-Trigger II. His long sleeves seemingly inflate at the elbow, exposing his hands and increasing the size and strength of his poison projectiles.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: His murder of Rashid's friend was so graphic that Capcom censored it upon the Cinematic Story Mode's release.
  • Gradual Grinder: As a poison-based character, F.A.N.G. excels at keeping opponents held down with frame trap after frame trap, while they wither away under the influence of his poison and weak, but safe attacks.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: He wears a traditional east Asian outfit, complete with huge, billowing sleeves. A combination of the sneaky and weaponized variants, as they hide his poison-covered hands. He actually needs them, as touching anything with his uncovered hands will cause whatever he's touching to corrode.
  • Hate Sink: In contrast to Vega and Balrog, who have sympathetic and likable moments, F.A.N.G is made to be completely deplorable. With his slavish devotion to Bison and violent enforcement of his will, to his gleeful and graphic murder of Rashid's friend and later boasting about it, to his treatment of the Dolls, to him constantly threatening Li-Fen with death and threatening to do the same to Sean, it's pretty easy to loathe the guy, even with his goofy moments.
  • The Heavy: While M.Bison may be the leader of Shadaloo, F.A.N.G was the mastermind of Operation C.H.A.I.N.S, the plan to give M. Bison more power and cause destruction among the world.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Subverted. After März sends him falling over a railing and he's holding on for his life, his poisonous hand can't help but melt the ledge he was hanging onto, causing both him and März to fall, although he ends up surviving.
  • Hollywood Acid: The cinematic Story Mode reveals that his poison works like this. When chasing down Rashid's friend, he impales her with his hand, causing her to instantly melt away to nothing.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: Befitting his Social Darwinist mindset, this is the reason he joined Shadaloo. After an ill-fated coup results in the deaths of all the Nguuhao save him, he realizes Bison is far stronger than he is and pledges eternal loyalty to him.
    F.A.N.G: What power...! To him, my poison was just like a simple bee sting! His power...! His power is beyond the strongest poisons known to man! This man isn't just on the side of killing! He will rain death upon all living beings!
  • I Have Many Names: In the past, he has used multiple names, including Wan Lei, Fan Shao Fei, Michael Fang and Fo Manchu, but during the events of Street Fighter V, he is simply known as “F.A.N.G”.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The cinematic story mode shows that after killing someone with the Poison Hand, he scoops up their poisonous, dusty remains and eats them like licking a scoop of ice cream.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: He refers to Ed as an "it" and treats him like a mere spare body for Bison. Likewise, he views the Dolls as nothing but disposable tools.
  • Its Pronounced Tropay: His screen name is spelled like 'fang', but is pronounced with a short a and a silent g, sounding like 'fawn'.
  • Jerkass: Pompous, arrogant, condescending, snobbish, and generally not the most pleasant person to work with as Vega, Balrog and Birdie will tell you. In fact, he is the reason Birdie quit Shadaloo. The specific reason? Birdie wouldn't comply with his strict dress code (I.E. wear a red cap).
  • Kick the Dog: Murders Rashid's friend and later gloats about it to Rashid.
  • Know When to Fold Them: Befitting his survivalist mindset, F.A.N.G. will always retreat when the odds fall out of favor.
    • In his story mode, after seeing that Bison is immune to his poison, F.A.N.G promptly surrenders and pledges eternal loyalty to him.
    • In Charlie's story mode, after a brief fight with Charlie in an attempt to retrieve a boy named Ed, F.A.N.G uses his poison gas to make a quick getaway.
    • In Alex's story mode, After kidnapping Alex and using him as a test subject for his combat simulator, Alex proves to be too strong and nearly destroys his lab. F.A.N.G promptly uses his poison gas to subdue him and puts him back where Shadaloo found him.
    • In Guile's story mode, he had defeated Abel, who had infiltrated Shadaloo, and was about to finish him off until Guile stepped in to save him, after a brief fight, F.A.N.G. is forced to use his poison gas to make another quick getaway, shouting that they will pay for their interference.
    • In Balrog's story mode, after getting in a brief fight with him over Ed, he is called away to some other business.
    • In the Cinematic Story Mode, after getting into a fight with Ken when he tried to take one of the control pieces from Sean, he is forced to make a retreat when he gets word that intruders have infiltrated Shadaloo's base. Likewise, after getting in a later fight with Karin and Chun-Li at the base, he retreats once again to force Li-Fen to activate the descent program.
  • Large and in Charge: He's skinny, but he's also very tall. At 7'3", he's the sixth tallest character in the entire series, behind Abigail, Hugo, T. Hawk, Q, and Sagat. He's also second-in-command of Shadaloo.
  • Large Ham: He's a very emotive character. When things are going his evil way, you can expect to see him prancing around, laughing like a maniac and humming a little song to himself. Even if he's just talking to someone, he rarely stops moving around dramatically.
  • Laughably Evil: Gameplay-wise anyway. He's a member of Shadaloo and is Bison's #2, but he's such an utter wacko that it's hard to not at least smile whenever you see him. That is, until the cinematic story mode came out, and it's revealed just how creepy and sick he really is.
  • Lean and Mean: He's extremely tall (standing at 7'3" if he stretches), with a very thin build and even his head looks unnaturally thin compared to the other characters.
  • Lennon Specs: The most noticeable facial feature he possesses are his circular sunglasses. And he also has the changshan and fedora exemplary of the Pu Yi subtrope.
  • Made of Iron: Stemming mostly, if not completely, from his indomitable will to live, F.A.N.G is quite resilient to damage despite his slim figure, regularly getting into fights with other characters and walking away mostly unscathed. This is especially shown at the end of the Cinematic Story Mode where he gets into a fight with Rashid, another fight with Marz when she turns against him, survives a fall from several stories high and though he could barely walk, he still had enough strength to engage Chun-Li in one last fight before succumbing to his injuries and passing out, but even then, he recovered just in time to witness Bison's death.
  • Mad Scientist: According to his bio, his true passion comes from the evil experiments conducted within Shadaloo’s research facilities. Naturally, some of his winquotes have him threatening to experiment on his opponent. In Alex's story mode, he kidnaps him to use him as a test subject for his combat simulator.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The Chinese surname Fang, when spelled with the character 芳, means "fragrant". As can be heard in-game, the announcer correctly pronounces his name as "Fong", which is how the name is said in Cantonese. Ironically, his specialty is poison, and his V-Trigger I has him constantly surrounded by poison gas. However, if taken by the English meaning of the word "fang", it's actually quite a fitting name, since he uses poison in his attacks, and there are venomous animals like snakes and spiders that administer poison with fangs.
    • Also, the name of his cartel, the Nguuhao, is a Thai word for "cobra". A fitting name for a cartel of poison-wielding assassins.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: He uses poison, a mechanic not introduced into the series until now.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: F.A.N.G just cannot keep his hands and arms still.
  • Mugging the Monster:
    • Being a master assassin, he figured he could kill Bison and take over Shadaloo. At least F.A.N.G had enough sense to try and talk his way out of it after realizing how seriously in over his then unhatted head he was.
    • In Alex's story mode, F.A.N.G kidnaps Alex and uses him as a test subject for his combat simulator. Alex proves to be too strong and threatens to destroy his lab, prompting F.A.N.G to quickly put him back where Shadaloo found him.
  • Neck Lift: Despite having no muscles, F.A.N.G is capable of lifting Sean off the ground with one hand.
  • Necromancer: His plan in Street Fighter Legends: Cammy has him enact a scheme known as the Immortal Protocol, where he captures all of Bison's Dolls and Abel to use the fragments of Bison's DNA within them to resurrect Bison. He also captures Juri to use her Feng Shui Engine as a catalyst.
  • Never Gets Drunk: The poison in his body breaks down alcohol too fast for him to be affected, as confirmed in a side story on the CFN website.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a wide-brimmed hat. This gets Played for Laughs in Balrog's story mode. After a brief fight with Balrog, F.A.N.G is called away to other, important matters, accidentally leaving the hat behind. Ed then uses his Psycho Power to burn it to ashes.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Even with all the bizarre characters in Street Fighter history, F.A.N.G stands out as looking particularly weird for a human character, mostly when it comes to his head. While the rest of the cast have somewhat realistic (if stylized) facial features and proportions, his head is oddly oblong. His extremely skinny body is also unusual, since the standard male Street Fighter character is at least a little bit muscular. Even Remy and Dhalsim have more muscle than him.
  • Not Quite Flight: His Critical Art has him flap his arms around like a bird in order to hover in the air a short distance while dropping poison everywhere.
    • He gained an aerial swoop in the v4.000 patch, which synergizes with his backward-striking jumping hard kick.
  • Not Worth Killing: After Birdie escapes from Shadaloo, F.A.N.G simply lets him leave, declaring he's no threat to them. It strangely contradicts his win quote against Birdie however, so the situation is probably closer to "Not Worth Chasing" than Killing.
    F.A.N.G.: (against Birdie) Well, if it isn't the deserter! Just in time for his execution!
  • Number Two: To Bison.
  • Numerological Motif: He has a bizarre obsession with the number two. The character on his chest means "Two", he's second in command of Shadaloo after Bison (or at least insists he is) and proud of it, he can make himself 222 cm tall, he was born on February 2nd, says in his intro that he'll beat you in two minutes, a lot of his attacks both hit two times and require two motions to perform, and he labels Alex as Test Subject #222222 (that's six twos). Also, some of his winquotes reference the #2 as well. In case it wasn't obvious enough, the game lists "the number two" under the things he likes in his bio. Interestingly, Chun-Li and Karin both note that he wrote the "two" on his Qipao wrong. Of course, he doesn't buy it and in fact he has actually combined two archaic Chinese characters meaning "two" (likely due to his penchant for doubling things up) into one symbol.
    Chun-Li: That character on your shirt... That's not how you write "two." Are you even Chinese?
    F.A.N.G: (against Chun-Li) You say I wrote "two" wrong? Nonsense! Such lies won't fool me!
    Karin: You say you're one of the Four Kings, yet you can't even write "two" in Chinese properly.
    F.A.N.G: (against Mirror Match) Nothing but a poorly made impostor! You're 2 millimeters too short!
  • Obviously Evil: Let's see: Sinister Shades? Check. Tall and thin? Check. Poison powers? Check. Beard of Evil? Check. Sinister-looking hat? Check. A Mad Scientist? Check. Is second in command to one of the most powerful and evil men in the Street Fighter universe? Check. Might as well wear a sign that reads "Bad Guy".
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His Arcade Mode ending shows him gleefully CAUSING THE APOCALYPSE.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: The acronym "F.A.N.G" is just a name given to him by the Nguuhao. Whether he has an actual name or not is unknown. Surprisingly, this is an Enforced Trope. According to the Character Guide on the Nguuhao, members are not allowed to reveal their true names. According to the side story Toxicity, he doesn't even remember his name, and also used to go by the names Wan Lei, Fan Shao Fei, Michael Fang, and Fo Manchu.
  • Parts Unknown: Zigzagged. Some official sources describe him as simply being from "somewhere in Asia", with the most likely candidates being either China, Macau or Taiwan. His clothing and the symbol on his chest pins him as being Chinese, and he is described as such via two official sources:— the Street Fighter V section at pegs him as being of "Chinese heritage" under "nationality" and Capcom's community manager, Matt Edwards, describes F.A.N.G as a "Chinese assassin" in the official blog entry accompanying his debut.
  • Poisonous Person: His moveset is the first in Street Fighter history to involve poison, which deals damage over a short period of time, or stops if the opponent hits him. If you can catch a glimpse of his hands beneath his sleeves, they appear to be wet with poison. Shown best in this image. Taken literally when he uses his Dokunomu V-Trigger I, in which he shrouds himself with a poisonous cloud that poisons the opponent just by getting near them. He doesn't even need to hit them in this state. In the Cinematic Story Mode, it's shown that F.A.N.G's poison is so strong that if his grip on someone lasts for 2 seconds or more, their body disintegrates, thus he keeps his hands hidden in his sleeves so he doesn't corrode anything he touches.
  • Poison Is Corrosive: His poison is potent enough to reduce Rashid's friend to a puddle. This bites him in the ass when he's dangling from a railing, but his poisonous hands corrode the metal he's holding onto.
  • Poison Is Evil: He incorporates poison into his move-set. Whenever his poison attacks connect, they continuously deal damage to the opponent’s life bar until he gets hit or the poison runs its course.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His color scheme is purple. He is a dangerous fighter who utilizes poison, and is The Dragon to M. Bison, one of the most powerful and hated men in the Street Fighter series.
  • Purple Is the New Black: He's a villain with a purple color scheme and purple poisonous attacks.
  • Reality Ensues: Having hands laced with corrosive poison doesn't give one a particularly strong grip. He nearly learns this the hard way in the Cinematic Story Mode when he loses his grip on the railing and falls.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His alternate costume gives him a very long ponytail.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: He wants to kill Birdie for leaving Shadaloo.
    F.A.N.G.: (vs. Birdie) Well, if it isn't the deserter! Just in time for his execution!
  • Sadist: He revels in the misery of his opponents.
    F.A.N.G: Oh my, my! It looks like you're already choking!
    F.A.N.G: (vs. Juri) What a coincidence! I love to see people suffering, too!
  • Saying Too Much: Wasn't exactly a good idea to brag that you killed Rashid's friend, F.A.N.G.
  • Say My Name: Shouts Bison's name whenever he is defeated.
  • Secret Test of Character: In the official side story Toxicity, a prostitute and her friend intend to blackmail him. Instead of retaliating, he presents the woman with two choices: a dagger and a briefcase full of money. If the woman chooses the money, she will die from a slow-acting poison. If the woman chooses the dagger, then she will go free, but not before F.A.N.G uses the dagger to cut off her hands. Choosing to take neither will result in the woman going free. However, the woman instead asks F.A.N.G about the words engraved on the dagger, because she is impressed with its quality but never learned to read and feels that the words will change her life. F.A.N.G sees her resolve, the resolve of an assassin, and beckons her to join him. She accepts, and is reborn as "Phantom".
  • Signature Laugh: Nihehe~!
  • Sinister Shades: Sports a creepy pair of jet black teashades that hide his eyes.
  • Sissy Villain: F.A.N.G stands out among other Street Fighter villains as being unusually thin, goofy and effeminate. That being said, never assume he is entirely harmless.
  • Smug Snake: He's a dangerous threat, but he tends to get too overconfident and bites off more than he can chew at times. Unlike most examples, however, he's smart enough to retreat when the odds aren't in his favor.
  • The Social Darwinist: Of the "kill or be killed" variety. His life as an assassin taught him to always be the predator and never the prey. Fittingly, his story mode is titled "Predator and Prey". It's partially because of this mindset that Bison allows him to join Shadaloo, recognizing his strength.
    F.A.N.G.: I will survive this no matter what! I will be on the side that kills, not is killed!
  • The Sociopath: Cruel, arrogant, sadistic, and devoid of any regard for life. All he cares about is following Bison's will. The official side story Toxicity also adds being emotionally dead inside to the list.
  • Sole Survivor: He is the last survivor of the Nguuhao cartel after they were all wiped out by Bison in a failed coup.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: In his story mode, he is portrayed as a cunning, cruel, ruthless assassin with a Social Darwinist mindset... Yet his theme music sounds like something straight out of an Austin Powers film.
  • Spoiler: His name was found in datamined files (Written as "FAN"), and then further datamining revealed his voice, giving some insight into who he is. The only real surprise when he was revealed was that his name was actually F.A.N.G, as the "G" in his name is nearly silent.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Of all the newcomers in V, F.A.N.G. has had the most appearances in the story prologues. Justified in that he's Bison's second-in-command and an intregal part of Bison's master plan in this game.
  • The Starscream: He and the Nguuhao tried to be this to Bison. Key word: tried. Ends as well as you'd expect.
  • Sycophantic Servant: He shows signs of this. Bison's other subordinates, Balrog and Vega, are willing to work under Bison as long as they get what they want (Money and people to fight), but they don't really think of Bison as being a leader to look up to. F.A.N.G, on the other hand, thinks very highly of Bison, and is more than happy to work under him, recognizing his strength and admiring him as the ultimate bringer of death. He also seems to think badly of Birdie because of his desertion of Shadaloo. When Ryu finally kills Bison, F.A.N.G openly grieves his death.
    F.A.N.G.: (against Birdie) Well, if it isn't the deserter! Just in time for his execution!
    F.A.N.G: This is all for Lord Bison! Any who stand in my way will die to my posion!
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Birdie (formerly),Vega, and Balrog. They all work for Bison, but none of them get along. In Vega's story mode, he gets into a brief spat with F.A.N.G over the latter experimenting on the Dolls and in Birdie's story, Birdie ends up quitting Shadaloo over an argument about the dress code. In Balrog's story mode, he gets into a fight with him over Ed. This carries over into the Cinematic Story Mode where the three of them get into an arguement and are about to fight each other until Bison intervened, who doesn't hesitate to lampshade the whole thing. Likewise, after F.A.N.G tricks Vega and Balrog into fighting two Psycho Power-enhanced soldiers, they are about to fight again until Guile and Chun-Li appeared.
    Bison: My generals are all killing each other? This is delicious entertainment!
  • Trap Master: His Ryobenda has him leave a small cloud of poison in front of him. If the opponent touches it, they will be poisoned. It is also capable of blocking projectiles like Charlie's Sonic Boom.
  • Uncertain Doom:
    • The last we see of F.A.N.G is him reacting to Bison's death as the Shadaloo base crumbles around him. He's never shown dying, nor is he shown escaping. Menat's win quote against him references this, as all she can see is purple smoke when she looks at his future. This could could signify his lack of a future, but it could also mean he escaped, since throwing down clouds of purple smoke is what F.A.N.G does whenever he flees a fight.
    • A side story on the CFN website confirms that he's still alive, and looking to revive Shadaloo. He's also taken on an apprentice, a young woman who posed as a prostitute in a scheme with her brother to blackmail F.A.N.G into giving them money. By the end, she ends up abandoning her old life, being renamed "Phantom" by F.A.N.G, and going with him.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He may not look it, but this guy's tough enough to be Bison's #2. In his story mode, he managed to hold his own against Bison in a straight up fight (though it was clear he was on the losing side), a feat that actually impressed the Dictator enough to let him join Shadaloo. Also, in Charlie's Story Mode, he was able to fight Charlie to a standstill before being forced to retreat.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Bison. In contrast to Vega and Balrog, who only work for Bison out of their own interests, F.A.N.G devoted his entire life to him and has great respect and admiration for Bison after witnessing his power in combat, recognizing him as the ultimate bringer of death. In-game, it gets to the extent that, if he defeats Bison in a fight, he will claim that the one he fought is actually an imposter (something which is usually reserved only for Mirror Matches). When Ryu finally kills Bison, he openly grieves his death.
  • Verbal Tic: When agitated, he tends to repeat certain words.
  • Villainous Breakdown: As the Cinematic Story Mode progresses and Operation C.H.A.I.N.S starts to unravel, he becomes increasingly frantic and agitated. By the time the Black Moons are disabled and he fights Chun-Li for the final time, he's reduced to a screaming, ranting mess, furiously shouting he'll kill everyone.
    F.A.N.G: It was you! You told the bastard about the command code! (Attempts to attack Li-Fen, but is stopped by Chun-Li) I'll kill you, kill you, kill you, kill you! I'LL KILL ALL OF YOU!
  • Villainous Valor: In his story mode, after watching his fellow assassins get slaughtered by Bison, F.A.N.G stands his ground and keeps fighting even when it's clear he's losing. Bison is so impressed by this that he spares his life and lets him join Shadaloo.
    Bison: In Shadaloo, only those who wield true strength shall survive. You came against my power, and your strength is the only reason you're alive. If you lost that strength, your death would have been certain. Survival is that simple. If you want a life in Shadaloo, show me you can be of use.
  • Volcanic Veins: His V-Trigger II rolls up his sleeves, exposing his arms and causing his veins to glow neon purple.
  • Weak, but Skilled: This crazed fruitloop is as thin as a stick and has the weakest damage output in the game. To make up for his physical shortcomings, he uses poison and traps to aid him in dealing damage to his opponents.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor: After the failed Nguuhao coup, Bison allows F.A.N.G to rejoin Shadaloo, impressed by his strength and will to live.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The cinematic story mode constantly plays with the idea of him dying. He falls off of a railing but survives, and practically gets beaten to death and back over the course of the story. The last we see of F.A.N.G is when he witnesses Bison's death, rushing towards his reason for living only to have a piece of debris fall in his general direction as the Shadaloo Base begins to collapse, and dust obstruct the view, leaving his fate ambiguous.A side story on the CFN website reveals that he survived the destruction of the base, and he's both trying to resurrect Bison and taken on a female apprentice who he's named Phantom.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He keeps Li-Fen hostage and threatens her with death, and would have killed her if not for Chun-Li interrupting him. Likewise, he would've killed Sean for one of the control pieces had Ken not intervened.
  • Yellow Peril: He's a mysterious, dangerous east Asian, who is a practitioner of poison-augmented Kempo, and heads up a horde of similarly evil followers (the Nguuhao).

Characters debuting in Street Fighter V: Season 2

Phantasm of Snow and Ice
"It seems to be getting chilly."
Origin: USSR (originally) flag  / Illuminati
Fighting style: Systema
Voiced by: note 
A mysterious, seemingly Russiannote  woman with a dual identity. She was first encountered in Street Fighter III as an NPC, taking the role of Gill's secretary and handling various Illuminati affairs. In the chronological order of the series however, Street Fighter V represents her in-series debut, where she first appears under the guise of "Helen" in the game's story mode. It is only at the very end of the story mode where her new identity is revealed, and she is renamed Kolin by Gill. During her own character story, details of her Mysterious Past are revealed, and it's apparent that prior to joining the Illuminati, she originated from somewhere in the former Soviet Union note , which explains her Russian (or more accurately Soviet-era) look and accent. In two firsts for the series, she fights using the Russian martial art Systema, which is augmented by Gill's cryokinetic powers, also making her the series' first ever ice-based fighter.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Defied in III. In the same way that the right side of Gill's body is always red and the left is always blue, Kolin's hair does not flip when she turns around.
  • Animal Motifs: Her profile says that she likes butterflies, and blue butterflies are sometimes associated with her appearances.
  • Armies Are Evil: After the fall of her homeland, she's come to despise all soldiers and military personnel, leading her to attack Guile when he wanders by searching for Charlie. This is also likely why she despises a warmonger like Bison and wants to fulfill Gill's idea of a peaceful society.
  • Art Evolution: In her transition from story mode NPC to playable character, she's been given a more detailed character model. This includes a more refined face, hair that's much more dynamic and wavy, as well as various additional details added onto her outfit, like more realistic looking fur for her hat.
  • Ascended Extra: She was originally nothing more than an NPC in Street Fighter III, where she appears at the beginning of the boss fight with Gill. Afterwards, she gained a greatly expanded role in the story of Street Fighter V, before finally making her playable debut as a DLC character.
  • Badass Bookworm: When she isn't currently talking with someone, you can usually find her reading. In particular, the Book of Miraha— the Illuminati's holy scripture, which she reads aloud from for strength when discouraged.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Her nostalgia costume/Street Fighter III outfit has her wearing a suit jacket with a white collar shirt, necktie, skirt, heels, and leather gloves.
  • Before I Change My Mind: Or rather, before her boss does. She does this to Dudley, after he defeats Gill and gets his father's car back.
  • Berserk Button: Standing in the way of fulfilling Gill's prophecy will cause her to quickly drop her normally calm and collected demeanor and fly into a rage. Military officials will also set her off due to PTSD over her homeland being ravaged and destroyed by war.
  • Broken Bird: Kolin can easily be seen as an evil version of this. She barely survived a brutal war that killed her loved ones and destroyed her home, was about to let herself die when Gill found her and offered her a future, and has thrown herself into Gill's cause because it's all she has left. Even now she's extremely damaged by what she's been through, as shown in her reaction to meeting military officials like Guile and his boss.
  • Canon Character All Along: Prior to becoming a DLC character, Helen is only revealed as Kolin during the mid-credits scene of the main story mode.
  • Censor Shadow: What's under her coat is blocked by shadow.
  • Church Militant: For the Illuminati — she flings herself into combat in order to fulfill the Prophecy of Miraha and stop any who dare stand in Gill’s way.
  • Cop Hater: Expresses this in her winquote against Chun-Li.
    Kolin: I really hate the police. It's high time you retired.
  • Counter-Attack: Her Frost Touch and V-Skill I are these and unlike Akuma's is a straight counter rather than a parry then attack.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Her default outfit and her nostalgia costume.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Kolin was once a soldier from a former Soviet republic. Her nation was engaged in a war against an enemy faction, and she and her comrades fought to the last line of defense. Unfortunately, not only did they eventually lose the war, but Kolin lost everything. Friends, family, homeland...all traces of her identity - gone. With no one left to care for her plight, she fell into despair and aimlessly wandered a wasteland of snow, welcoming death. Then she met Gill.
  • Distaff Counterpart
    • The cinematic story mode reveals her to be this to F.A.N.G, of all people. Both of them are the number twos of their respective bosses, have pledged eternal devotion to their causes, and appear to be in control of Affably Evil personas (Helen sweet-seeming and clever, F.A.N.G stylish and wacky) but start descending into rabid fury when their plans go awry. Gameplay-wise they also possess unique mechanics never seen before in the series (a freeze meter for her, and poison for him).
    • Her and Necro too. Both of them are former Soviet citizens who were taken up by the Illuminati following the collapse of the USSR, though she was given the role of a high-ranking seneschal reporting directly into Gill, whereas he was tricked into joining the cause and subjected to vile experiments in an attempt to create the perfect warrior.
  • Double Jump: She does this by creating a small platform of ice beneath her feet to jump off while she's in the air.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In the flashbacks to her past, her younger self has noticeably shorter hair.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Take a close look at the symbol on her left sleeve. It is a vaguely-defined shape, half red and half blue, surrounded by a yellow field. Now what could this color scheme belong to, you ask? The answer is not what, but who. When selected as a playable character, the emblem is also the one part of her clothing that never changes color.
    • Rashid notes during the story that she has all sorts of information on the situation and everyone involved, but nobody knows anything about who she is. He has no idea how right he is.
    • At first her mysterious appearance and connection to Nash's return, combined with his altered body and Urien's appearance in the game, all hint that she works for the Illuminati, possibly as Urien's counterpart to Gill's assistant Kolin. Her working for Urien is confirmed through the story, but then the utter contempt lacing her interaction with Urien as well as her devotion to the cause of "another man more suitable to lead this world" and her reading from the Book of Miraha, the Illuminati's holy book, all shows that her true allegiance is with Gill. Come The Stinger at the end of the story, lo and behold, she is Kolin.
    • The story foreshadows her becoming playable, with her trailer even replaying the scene where Juri asks "Why don't you also fight?"
  • The Fundamentalist: Kolin is deeply religious, devoted to the teachings of the Illuminati Secret Society and entirely convinced that Gill is the prophesied messiah. She carries a copy of the Book of Miraha, the Illuminati holy book, and reads aloud from it for strength when she is disheartened.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Kolin's backwards walk animation has her do this.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Her premium costume has her wearing a pair of high-tech goggles around her head.
  • An Ice Person: She fights using ice-based powers granted to her by Gill. Her V-Trigger I puts the opponent into a frosty state where their stun gauge does not go down for a period of time, and if the opponent is stunned, they're completely frozen instead.
  • Ice Queen: Subverted, she appears to be this at first but is in fact an insane Mood-Swinger, although she is this literally; her Systema skills are augmented via a powerful manipulation of ice and snow.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Her revamped facial design comes complete with slightly sinister pale blue eyes, reflecting her powers and cold, manipulative personality.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She does this to the opponent in her Critical Art, with giant spikes of ice that shoot up from the ground.
  • Insult Backfire: When Charlie admits he can't kill Bison because his dead form cannot grow in power to match Bison, she attempts to throw it back in his face by telling him he's on Borrowed Time, even stating there is no next time for a filthy dead man like him. She's promptly put back on her feels with a simple "I know that already."
  • It Is Pronounced Tropay: The English version pronounces her name similar to "Colleen", while the Japanese version pronounces her name "Ko-leen".
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: For those who haven't played or finished the main story mode, her mere presence as a playable character going under her true name gives away The Reveal in The Stinger that the woman known as "Helen" in the story is really Gill's secretary in disguise.
  • Leotard of Power: Her Premium outfit gives her one of these.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She resurrects Nash and uses her charms to beguile him into acting as a pawn to achieve her plan of bringing down Bison, showing she will do anything to achieve her goals.
  • Meaningful Name: The Japanese pronunciation of her name contains "kori", which means "to freeze". Fittingly, Kolin uses ice powers.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Her V-Trigger I turns her opponent's stun gauge into a FREEZE gauge. When hit, their stun gauge doesn't go down, and instead of being stunned the opponent will be frozen in place.
  • Meganekko: Inputting the secret costume-altering button combination (Holding Up + PPP + LK) before a match while wearing Kolin's nostalgia costume removes her jacket and gives her a pair of glasses.
  • Mood-Swinger: Will go from seemingly calm and composed to screaming madwoman in a second. Kolin would like people to think she is a calm, composed individual. She absolutely is not.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her victory pose is pretty much Sitting Sexy on a Piano minus the piano.
  • Mysterious Woman: She just shows up in Nash's life, and somehow has intimate details about who he was and how he died. The story mode confirms that "Helen" is a member of the Illuminati working under Urien, but her true loyalties lie with Gill, as Kolin.
  • Nice Hat: In both her default and story costumes, she wears an ushanka with a four-pointed star on it.
  • No Communities Were Harmed: Outright mention of the former USSR is avoided, and the flag that she and her comrades are seen carrying in her character story is a close allusion to the Soviet flag, as opposed to an exact depiction. The fall of her homeland is likely inspired by the various post-Soviet frozen conflict zones, including Abkhazia, Circassia and Transnistria, which are all still internationally unrecognised states to this day. Most likely, her story is based on the war for the unrecognised state of South Ossetia, which declared independence from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991. note 
  • Parts Unknown: Her country of origin is listed as such, but she wears Russian garb, operates in Russia, uses the Russian martial art Systema and speaks English with a Russian accent. Her Character Story delves into her past, and it's apparent that she originates from somewhere in the former Soviet Union, since the flag that she and her comrades are seen carrying is a clear allusion to the flag of the USSR, complete with hammer and sickle motif, only slightly modified. In the time-frame of the series, the collapse of the Soviet Union (December 1991) is a relatively recent event, and certainly something she could have lived through;- she looks applicably younger during these events in her story mode.
  • Promoted to Playable: Was initially an NPC in III, then got an expanded role in V, before ultimately becoming playable through DLC.
  • Russian Fashion: Unmistakably so. She sports a Soviet-era style fur-trimmed military outfit, known as an afghanka, topped off with a classic ushanka fur hat.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Her story costume gives her one that covers the lower half of her face.
  • Secret Identity: "Helen" is actually a disguised Kolin, apparently using an illusion projected by Gill's Cryokinesis.
  • Sensual Slavs: She's an alluring, mysterious, east Slavic Femme Fatale sporting a sexy, Soviet-era style military outfit and corresponding Russian accent.
  • Sensual Spandex: Her premium costume is a skin-tight leotard.
  • Sexy Secretary: She's Gill's secretary, though she only really looks like one in Street Fighter III. Her nostalgia costume in V brings that outfit back.
  • She's Got Legs: Both her nostalgia and premium costumes show off her legs, with her nostalgia costume being her original Street Fighter III outfit and her premium costume being a leotard. The store description for her Street Fighter III costume even has Dan saying that she probably skipped on wearing leggings in order to distract her foes.
  • Significant Birth Date: Like Ken she was also born on Valentine's Day.
  • Snow Means Death: She collapses in the middle of a snowy wasteland in her story mode, only to be saved by Gill.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is presumably supposed to be pronounced (and presumably spelt) "Colleen", which is how Gill says her name in the English dub. However, "Kolin" could well be a misspelling of the Japanese (female) name Korin ("little bell"), which is how Gill says her name in the Japanese dub. To complicate matters even further, "Korin" (КОРИН) is also a Russian surname, which fits in with her accent and identity as Helen. Overall, it's left ambiguous.
  • Take Away Their Name: Her name was apparently one of the things she lost in the fall of her homeland. The name "Kolin" is given to her by Gill.
  • Undying Loyalty: Primarily to Gill, but to the Illuminati's cause overall.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: The UDON comics depict her as having red eyebrows that zig-zag as they go out. They're strangely similar to Crimson Viper's.
  • Walking Spoiler: For the Illuminati's involvement in the overall story.
  • You Are Already Dead: She reveals this to Charlie Nash due to the fact his body is physically dead and it won't last long. He surprises her by stating he already knows.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Her win quotes against the other characters are generally her telling them whether or not they belong in Gill's new world.
    Kolin: (Against Akuma) Our world has no need for either you or the Satsui no Hado.
    Kolin: (Against Laura) What do you hope to gain from spreading your jiu-jitsu? Our world has no interest in you.
    Kolin: (Against Necalli) All you seek are others' souls... What a sad existence. Our world doesn't need you.
    Kolin: (Against Urien) We are leading the world down its rightful path, and you do not belong on the journey, Urien.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: B-Grade, combined with her short skirt.

Young Commander
"Well ain't you a hi-def picture of strength. I'm shakin' here."
Origin: Shadaloo flag 
Fighting style: Psycho Boxing
Voiced by: note 
A young boy who was experimented on in order to become a replacement body for Bison. After the destruction of the S.I.N. base, Balrog found him and took him, hoping that he could be of some use. The experiments performed on him gave him the ability to control Psycho Power, and also caused his body to age rapidly. In Street Fighter IV, he's a young boy, in the story mode of Street Fighter V, he's a teenager, and by the time he becomes playable, he's a fully grown adult. With his powers, he aids Balrog on his quest for cash, but he's also haunted by the possibility of being possessed by Bison. After an encounter with a mysterious fortune teller, Menat, he starts questioning his fate and sets out on his own to find his destiny. Eventually he ends up founding the group Neo-Shadaloo, of which Falke is a member.
  • Anti-Villain: Despite being partners with Balrog, Ed would rather have fun fighting opponents and making big bucks. He also shows utter contempt for Bison for wanting to possess him. It would seem that his organization, Neo-Shadaloo, is being built up as the next evil force that Ryu and the other heroes will have to deal with, but so far they haven't done anything evil. In fact, they've been stated to have rather altruistic intentions of helping others who have been tortured and experimented on by Shadaloo.
  • Ascended Extra: He first appeared in Balrog's Street Fighter IV ending before eventually becoming a playable character in V.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Ed is all about intense, nonstop pressure. He's incredibly unsafe and has virtually nothing in the way of defensive tools, but once he gets started, he does. Not. STOP.
  • Bad Guys Play Pool: Well, it's more Anti-Villain, but one of his unlockable title cards implied he likes playing billiards.
  • Body Backup Drive: What he was meant to be for M. Bison. The possibility of being possessed by Bison is a constant nightmare for Ed.
  • Boxing Battler: He fights using boxing techniques, as he was trained by Balrog, but he's also enhanced by Bison's Psycho Power.
  • Casting a Shadow: Ed is able to manipulate Psycho Power, though nowhere near the extent of what Bison is capable of.
  • Cloning Blues: Possibly. It's unclear whether Ed was a child that was captured and experimented on by Shadaloo or if he was created in the laboratory.
  • Composite Character: He has Balrog's boxing combined with M. Bison's Psycho Power. Even his premium costume reflects this, being an M. Bison themed boxing outfit.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When confronted by Nash, who assumes he's a member of Shadaloo, Ed responds by sarcastically pointing out that assaulting a minor is illegal and that Nash should be keeping a lower profile due to being supposedly dead. A lot of his win quotes against other characters are also very snarky.
  • Extremity Extremist: Averted, unlike most boxers, he uses kicks along with punches.
  • Fighting Your Friend:
    • After Ed has a nightmare, he tries to leave Balrog, worried that if the two of them stick together, Balrog's going to get hurt. Balrog thinks Ed's too weak to hurt him, and a fight ensues. After Ed wins, Balrog tells him to get out, and Ed leaves to travel on his own.
    • Had to do this again when they met on the competitive boxing circuit. It was much less tense this time as both really wanted to win, and it seems to have ended in a draw, hinting that Balrog upped his game after first getting beat by the kid he brought up.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He donned a pair of MMA-style gloves when he became playable.
  • Foil: To Abel. Both were intended to be replacement bodies for Bison and they even share a similar body build and appearance. The difference is that Abel was rescued from Shadaloo and has since joined the heroes' efforts in taking down Shadaloo while Ed was rescued by Balrog and is a villain who eventually joins Balrog in betraying Shadaloo.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Ed is the foolish to Falke's responsible, although the two are technically clones and not siblings. Falke's Arcade Mode ending shows her cooking and cleaning while Ed fools around and plays with toys.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In his win quote against Ryu, he says that you should use whatever power is available to you in order to win. Against Dhalsim, Ed calls him out for spitting fire, and against Ibuki, he complains about her using weapons, saying that it's against the rules. So which way does he really lean? Let's see — Ed uses kicks, which would be considered illegal in real boxing, as well as Psycho Power.
  • I Am a Monster: He ends up leaving Balrog, worried that if the two stick together, he'll end up hurting him. Balrog scoffs at the idea, and fights him just to prove that Ed isn't a threat to him. Ed ends up winning, and Balrog yells at him to go away while sounding surprisingly anguished.
  • Image Song: Unusually for the series, his theme is a rap with lyrics all about his backstory, drive to fight, and fear of being taken over by Bison.
  • In the Hood: He wears a sleeveless hoodie during the story mode, and it's also selectable as his Story Costume.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Ed has a tendency to non-verbally taunt the opponent whenever he hits them with a special.
  • Jerkass: As lampshaded by F.A.N.G, Ed takes a lot after Balrog. Several characters comment on his terrible manners in their win quotes against him.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Ed's Arcade Mode ending has him become a boxer, much like his "dad" Balrog. The two end up having a match together, ending in a Double Knockout, with both him and Balrog smiling.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Instead of the traditional directional inputs, most of Ed's moves are done by rapidly tapping the buttons or holding them down and releasing them. In fact, his only traditional input is a command-normal (a special move used by just pressing a direction, and a button). His Critical Art still uses the traditional "double quarter-circle forward" motion like the rest of the cast, though.
  • Mr. Fanservice: By the time Ed is playable he has a wholly-unique body, which his Battle Outfit is quick to emphasize his body. In the Hado Stone game, released for April Fool's 2018, one of the products advertised at the bottom of the screen is an Ed dakimakura. Also, the prize for defeating all four opponents 25 times each is a sensual looking Ed wallpaper for your PC or phone.
  • Only Friend: Balrog, who's also the closest thing Ed has to a father. It pains Ed to have to leave him during his story mode, and it also seems to hurt Balrog as well, surprisingly.
  • Painfully Slow Projectile: His V-trigger I is this if you don't hold forward (in which case it goes faster), making it useful for pressuring the opponent.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: After aging up again and becoming playable in Season 2, his hair now covers his right eye.
  • Putting on the Reich: What his default costume seems to be going for. Makes sense, as he is Bison's clone after all.
  • Rapid Aging: Puberty hit him pretty quickly, going from a young boy in IV to a teenager in V. F.A.N.G even brings up how quickly he's grown in Balrog's character story. Justified as he's an artificially modified vessel for Bison. By the time he became playable in Season 2, he's now a heavily-muscled adult.
  • Scannable Man: He has barcode tattoos on his shoulders.
  • Screw Destiny: What Ed's main goal is. He'd rather be his own man than be possessed by someone who keeps constantly losing.
  • Spoiler: His appearance in Season 2 was accidentally leaked by the PSN store after his official release date was delayed, and their copy wasn't corrected to reflect this. Then, a few days before his official reveal, people discovered that images of Ed were uploaded onto the Street Fighter V website in preparation for his reveal, and that they could be accessed simply by changing the URL.
  • Special Person, Normal Name: Ed, a young man who fears being taken over by Bison. He is also one of the few Psycho Power users in the series.
  • The Stateless: He and his comrade-in-arms Falke, by virtue of them being essentially "created" in the Shadaloos labs (her being an outright clone-body and his origin being a little more ambiguous — either kidnapped child, or clone). Neither have a homeland, and it is not even clear what country Neo-Shadaloo is based out of.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: An unintended example in his story. All of Ed's story mode fights happen back when he was still a teenager, but the playable version of Ed is a fully-grown adult. This leads to Ed looking lean in the cutscene art, but being extremely muscular whenever a fight starts.
  • Theme Tune Rap: His theme is unique among the other Street Fighter characters as it's a straight-up rap song.
  • The Unfought: He's confronted by Nash, and then confronted by F.A.N.G, only for the two of them to fight each other instead of Ed. This was, of course, before Ed was a playable character.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: When Balrog first finds him, he's alone and scared, with a childlike innocence. Over time, Ed came to be friends with Balrog, and now assists him in his quest for money and power. However, Ed isn't exactly that bad of a guy, just a bit rude and cocky. His winquotes against the other characters range from making fun of their fighting skills to making genuine small talk.
  • Variant Power Copying: Many of Ed's move are his variations on moves Balrog taught him, such as his V-reversal, which is based on Balrog's V-skill I, as well as a lunging uppercut and straight, which Ed enhances with Psycho Power. And his Critical Art, which starts with the same gesture as Balrog's despite being quite different otherwise.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems completely loyal to Balrog, but has no qualms about sassing him every now and then. During Ed's story when he and Balrog get into a fight, it genuinely pains him to have to fight his friend. If Ed's Arcade ending is any indication, the two fight again in the boxing ring, though on much better terms; as it's genuine competition they both were raring to go at it, and both smiled as they were exhausted on the mat.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His premium costume is an M. Bison themed boxing outfit, with the jacket draped over his back.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Compared to Bison, Ed's psycho power can't compare to the lord of Shadaloo. To make up for this, he incorporates it in more unique ways, like using it as a "net" (see You Will Not Evade Me below) or projecting it forward as a Painfully Slow Projectile (see above). Likewise, as strong as he is, he's no Balrog when it comes to pure striking power, which he compensates with speed and boosting his punches with his psycho power. Compare Balrog's massively powerful Gigaton Blow, to Ed's Psycho Barrage.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In Shadow Falls while Balrog showed he Would Hit a Girl (and the youngest playable at the time) Ed instead was resorting to steal from Ibuki and Mika rather than physically get involved with either girl.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's really just a kid, but was put through experiments that resulted in Rapid Aging.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: His V-Skill I, Psycho Snatcher, shoots Psycho Power out of his palm like a rope, and depending on how long the player holds the buttons down, he'll either pull himself towards the opponent or pull the opponent towards him. His V-Trigger II gives him a powered up version of this attack.

Superhuman Hot-Rodder
"Better run faster or get out of my way! I'll crush you."
Origin: Canada flag 
Fighting style: "Violence" taking advantage of his physique
Voiced by: note 
The top soldier in Belger's Mad Gear, Abigail controlled the Bay Area. His strength rivaled that of Haggar's and the Andore family, but his power increased two-fold when angered (which was every other second). After Mad Gear's defeat, Abigail disappeared (save for a couple background cameos in Alpha and IV), until his playable debut. Since he was last seen, he's become absolutely obsessed with cars and opened up Abigail's Scrap Metal, a car modding shop. It's located in the Bay Area, right next to where he originally fought Guy, Cody and Haggar, and employs several former Mad Gear members. After his prized monster truck goes missing, Abigail goes on a rampage across New York City, crying his eyes out, making car noises, and getting into fights with passersby.
  • Attack Reflector: When he's powered up by his V-Trigger I, he can use his Abi Blaster attack to knock away projectiles, including Critical Arts.
  • Ambiguously Human: While Abigail is believably human, some characters sincerely believe his height and build are inhuman in nature. Even Zangief.
  • Bad Boss: He loaned his monster truck to Roxy, Axl and J so they could do some shopping, forgot, and threw a destructive temper tantrum through New York City. When his underlings return and remind him that he loaned them his truck, he beats them up.
  • Bad Vibrations: The screen shakes with every step he takes, and a lot of his moves and even his Idle Animation cause this as well.
  • Big Badass Rig: Abigail has gained a fondness for cars since Final Fight, but his most prized possession is his monster truck, which has gone missing (or rather, he let his friends borrow it and he forgot).
  • Boxing Battler: His Critical Art has him stick his opponent in the ceiling (even if there's no ceiling in the stage), and use them like a Speed Bag before literally Breaking the Fourth Wall via Camera Abuse.
  • Butt-Monkey: Abigail can't seem to catch a break in Cody and Lucia's story modes despite going legit due to his past as a Mad Gear lieutenant.
  • Camera Abuse: His Critical Art has him slam his opponent's head into the ceiling...even if they're standing outside and there is no ceiling, meaning that he's literally hanging them from the top of the TV screen, and ends with him punching the opponent into the screen, complete with glass shattering.
  • Canada, Eh?: Averted. He's the first Street Fighter from Canada, but he averts any actual Canadian stereotypes. His nationality is only acknowledged through his maple leaf shaped buzzcut, and through the names of a few of his moves (Red Leaf, Ontario Drop, Hungabee note  High/Low).
  • Characterization Marches On: When Abigail first appeared in Final Fight, there wasn't much to him other than he was big and easily angered. Almost three decades later in Street Fighter V, he now has a massive obsession with cars that dwarfs his other personality trait of being easily angered.
  • Composite Character: The new Grease Monkey aspect of his personality might have been taken from Caine, one of the bosses from Final Fight 3. Abigail's Battle Costume also calls Caine to mind, giving him a similar mustache, hairstyle and gloves.
  • Counter-Attack: His V-Skill I acts as one.
  • Dash Attack:
    • Well, calling it a dash is being generous considering how slow Abigail is, but Abigail is able to go into a running mode that has a hit of armor, and it can be followed up with a punch, an overhead kick, a grab, or his V-skill I parry, making for a deceptively imposing mixup.
    • His V-Trigger II, Hybrid Charge, grants him access to the attack Metro Crash, which is a headbutt attack very similar to Juggernaut's Head Crush move.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Abigail gets beaten up in Cody's story for parking illegally. And because Cody doesn't like him.
  • Dumb Muscle: The guy doesn't even know what country he's from. During his Story Mode, he loses his prized monster truck, and he keeps getting into fights because of his childish bawling and car noises. Turns out, his truck was never missing in the first place. He loaned it to Roxy, Axl and J so they could do some shopping earlier that day, and completely forgot.
  • Facial Markings: Has black and white face paint similar to that of King Diamond, whose album Abigail is Abigail's namesake.
  • Falling Damage: One of his attacks has him simply grab the opponent and toss them into the air, and let them fall back to the ground, resulting in a Ground-Shattering Landing.
  • Fauxreigner: According to his entry at the CFN, for some reason, he claims to hail from Holland, but his passport says he's actually from Canada. He might have just forgotten where he's from.
  • Finger Gun: Does this during his backdash.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: His forward throw has him grab the opponent and flick them in the face, which sends them flying.
  • Forgetful Jones: His rampage through New York City was entirely caused by the fact that he forgot he let his friends borrow his truck a few hours ago.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Being named after a rock album doesn't make his name any less girlish. He seems to try and space out the "Abi" and "Gail" in order to draw less attention to it.
  • The Giant: He's colossal, standing at 8' tall, making him the single largest character in the Street Fighter / Final Fight universe. Shockingly, his bio states that he's still growing... In fact, Abigail is so big that none of the stage humiliations work on him.
  • Gonk: He's an 8' tall giant with muscles that would make Zangief blush, and a head that's all too small for his massive frame, not to mention that he has a face only a mother could love.
  • The Grappler: He takes the crown as the BIGGEST Big Guy in the Street Fighter universe yet, and comes complete with a number of extremely powerful and devastating throwing attacks which he can use while both standing and in his unique running mechanic.
  • Grease Monkey: He owns a car modding company in the Metro City Bay Area, and he wears his fondness for cars on his sleeve. He wears a pair of tires around his biceps, carries a second pair on his belt, and his pants are covered with tire tracks. His other two costumes also have him wearing tires, even managing to pull off a tire sash and a tire vest. There's also the fact that he's almost constantly making car noises, and when he isn't doing that, he tends to put things in terms relating to cars.
    Abigail: (Vs. Akuma) The Satsuinowhatsit? Killing wha? All that talk, and you broke like a side-view mirror!
    Abigail: (Vs. Alex) Good power, but fix that engine first. Then we can talk.
    Abigail: (Vs. Juri) I thought you were revved up, but you ran out of gas so quickly! You need more vroom vroom!
    Abigail: (Vs. Kolin) My engines are anti-freeze! Ha! Bwa ha ha! Man, I'm funny!
  • Guyliner: He wears King Diamond style facepaint and black nail polish.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Abigail has anger issues, and when he gets angry, it results in a rampage.
  • Hammered into the Ground: One of his specials is a devastating, double-fisted overhead smash that pummels the opponent into the ground face-first, complete with shattered flooring buckling and flying everywhere. The EX version can be mashed forever, and the opponent can be stuck in a loop if they're cornered and don't know how to quickly rise after being knocked down.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: When his V-Trigger II is activated, steam comes out of his ears.
  • Idiot Savant: Abigail is a complete idiot aside from the three things he knows very well — cars, strength, and beating people up. If one of his generic win quotes is to be believed, there's a number four — balancing his business books.
  • Image Song: Similar to Ed, his theme has lyrics, only instead of a rap theme, it's heavy metal.
  • Immune to Flinching: As one would expect from a guy as big and muscular as him, he's got a fair amount of armored moves.
  • Impossibly Graceful Giant: His moveset, surprisingly enough, incorporates some flipping. Giant Flip has him flip forward and smash the ground with his fists, while Avalanche Press makes him flip forward and hit the opponent with an overhead leg drop.
  • Improbable Weapon User: His V-Skill II has him summon a tire to roll across the screen as a projectile. Abigail can also attack the tire to bounce it around and send it flying. However, the opponent can also attack the tire to negate it.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: While he can speak, he has a tendency to just express himself through imitating car noises, which brings him a surprising amount of trouble in his Story Mode. It seems only people who work with cars can understand what he's getting at when he's speaking like this, namely Alex, as well as Abigail's former Mad Gear associates (Roxy, Axl and J).
    J: Huh? You thought your car was missin'? Did you get pissed again?
  • Irony: He's a giant, Unskilled, but Strong hunk of Dumb Muscle, one who's such an idiotic Manchild that he doesn't even know what country he hails from. That said, early reports suggest that, gameplay-wise, he's a surprisingly-technical character.
  • I Shall Taunt You: A lot of his special moves have built-in taunts at the end of them should you let him remain idle. For example, Giant Flip has him throw out a "Come at me" gesture, and the EX version of Abigail Punch ends with him doing a little dance while either making car noises or laughing.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the tallest character in the entire series at 8' (244 cm), and he's the boss of his own company.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When selected on the character select screen, he turns to the camera and seemingly corrects the announcer's pronunciation of his name.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Subverted. Most of Abigail's attacks come out rather slow and often leave him wide open if he misses, but his Abigail Punch special has him punching the opponent with Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs, hitting the opponent ridiculously quickly for a guy his size, especially with the EX version.
  • Lost in Translation: Juri's reason for fighting Abigail in his Story Mode. In the Japanese version, he's making an engine sound that Juri misinterprets as him calling her "busu", or ugly. In the English version, he's screaming that he's feeling flat, like a tire. Juri only hears him screaming "flat", which makes her think that Abigail is calling her flat-chested, even though she obviously isn't. On the other hand, this is subverted (and somewhat corrected) in the Spanish translation: Rather than using "flat", he use "deflated" (desinflada in Spanish) instead. While desinflada means the same thing as in English, in Latin America, calling a woman desinflada means she (in this case, Juri) looks like an out-of-shape woman (basically, being called "ugly"), something that she quickly points out.
  • Mighty Glacier: He moves around very slowly and has some very slow recovery on his attacks, but his damage output is unparalleled, and his sheer size gives him a long reach, too.
  • Musical Theme Naming: Like most Final Fight enemies, his name is a rock music reference — in his case King Diamond's second album Abigail. His face-paint even resembles the man himself. Even Abigail's theme music is a heavy metal piece.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Colors 11-15 on his default costume are all references to the Andore family from Final Fight, who Abigail was originally a Head Swap boss version of. Color 11 is Andore Jr., 12 is Hugo Andore, 13 is Father Andore, 14 is Uncle Andore, and 15 is Grandpa Andore.
    • In Abigail's trailer, he's beating up Ed, who is wearing an orange hoodie, alluding to Guy.
  • Never My Fault: After his friends remind him that he loaned them his monster truck to get some shopping done, he looks embarrassed and starts sweating...and promptly beats them up for taking his truck.
  • Ocular Gushers: During his story, he cries like crazy as he runs around New York looking for his monster truck.
  • Oral Fixation: His Battle Outfit has him chewing on a long nail.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Subverted. He's the biggest idiot in the Mad Gear Gang (figuratively and literally), and he's founder and boss of Abigail's Scrap Metal, a custom car shop that employs several former Mad Gear members who are all much smarter than him. However, if there's one thing that Abigail is smart about, it's cars, so him being the boss is somewhat justified.
  • Poor Communication Kills: During Abigail's Story Mode, he runs around New York City, bawling and making car noises like a child while looking for his missing truck. Most of his fights are caused by his inability to calm the hell down and speak like a human being. First, Ibuki thinks his constant engine noises are him farting. Next, Zangief thinks his cries of "boo-hoo" are actually Abigail booing him. Then, Abigail screams that he's feeling flat (like a tire), which Juri misinterprets as him calling her flat-chested (or, in the Japanese version, her thinking he's calling her ugly). Vega then hears Abigail making a screeching noise that's supposed to be the sound of a braking car, but Vega hears it as a squealing pig, and attacks him. Finally, Abigail comes across Alex, who actually understands his car noises, even pointing out the exact engine he's imitating. Then Abigail beats him up presumably because he thinks Alex took his truck.
  • The Precious, Precious Car: Or has he puts it, his "Vroom". When Abigail's monster truck goes missing, he searches for it while crying, making car noises, and getting into random fights. Then it turns out that Abigail willingly loaned it to his former Mad Gear associates Roxy, Axl and J so they could do some shopping. When they remind him of this, he beats them up anyway.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He's a massive, violent member of the disbanded Mad Gear Gang, and his intro has him running in pretending to drive a car like a child, and spends his entire Story Mode crying and making car noises. However, he seems to at least have gone straight and started his own legitimate business with his fellow Mad Gear members, rather than trying to get the entire gang back together for more crime. With that said though, he's still prone to violent temper tantrums.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: His win quote against Zangief.
    Abigail: How! Many! Times! Must! I! Say! We are NOT muscle buddies!
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of his specials, as well as his Critical Art, have him beating the opponent like a speed bag.
  • Reformed Criminal: Well, he's still prone to violence and beating people up for little to no reason, but he's got his own business now, and he insists in his win quotes against Chun-Li and Cody that he's legit now.
    Abigail: (Vs. Chun-Li) Keep your nose outta my business, copper. I'm totally legit now.
    Abigail: (Vs. Cody) Hey, I’m a law-abiding’ citizen! I pay my taxes just like everyone else!
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: His intro has him run in making car noises, and then hitting the brake. Other than that, he does it so much it's basically a second language for him, and only people who are car savvy can understand what he's doing.
  • Say My Name: Has a habit of doing this with his own name. He'll say it whenever he's selected on the character select screen, and he has a number of moves where he'll say it. Some of his moves are simply just his name plus whatever kind of attack it is (Abigail Punch, Abigail Smash, Abigail Special).
  • Slasher Smile: He always has that cheeky grin during a fight.
  • Spoiler: Like Ed, his presence in the game was leaked prior to his planned debut after data-miners discovered his character page on the CFN in early July of 2017.
  • Standalone Episode: His Story Mode doesn't connect with anything in the game prior, and doesn't set anything up for the future either. It's mostly just an excuse for comedy.
  • Stats Dissonance: Abigail is one of the hardest-hitting characters in the roster and is tied for the most health at 1100 (later reduced to 1075). However, in a game where most characters have some sort of invulnerable Dragon Punch or a Counter-Attack that lets them survive pressure, Abigail has none of that, so he will be forced to take risky guesses and eventually, he will guess wrong. In addition, his large size makes it hard for him to get around characters with ranged projectiles or normals, meaning he'll also eat a lot of damage trying to get in. The result is that a character who on paper looks like a Mighty Glacier is instead played more like a Glass Cannon, trying to avoid being put on the defensive at all costs.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: When he uses his V-Trigger I, he actually manages to get even more muscular.
  • Tiny-Headed Behemoth: His head is about the same size as the other characters, which looks really silly on his massive, muscular frame.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His arm muscles alone make his legs look small by comparison.
  • Turns Red: His V-Trigger turns him red, similar to how he'd turn red in the original Final Fight. When he's powered up, he can charge up his heavy-punch attacks so that they'll be armored and can guard-break.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Abigail's fighting style is listed as "Brute Strength", and it shows, as while he lacks any polish or technique, his sheer power more than makes up for it. This also plays into his playstyle; Abigail's attacks are armored, long-ranged, and hit like monster trucks, but he has few, if any options against pressure and folds quickly against faster fighters if put on the back foot.
  • Use Your Head: Metro Crash, the move he gains access to with his V-Trigger II, is an armored, dashing headbutt attack similar to Juggernaut's Head Crush move.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Abigail averts typical Canada, Eh? stereotypes, though on the rare occasions the top of his head becomes visible, it's apparent that his flat-top hairdo is shaved into the shape of a maple leaf, in a subtle nod to the Canadian flag.
  • World's Strongest Man: According to character-specific win quotes, he's the strongest opponent Ryu has ever faced in terms of punching power. Sadly, Ryu also notes that's all he has.
    Ryu: "If judging by the force behind your fists, you're the strongest opponent I've yet faced... but, you lack any sort of discipline."

The Eyes of the Future
"Have you considered your destiny? Do you believe in fate?"
Origin: Egypt flag 
Fighting style: Soul Power
Voiced by: note 
A mysterious young fortune teller who has become Rose's apprentice. Before making a playable appearance, she showed up in one of Ed's visions in order to tell him of his future. Much like her master, she uses Soul Power, which she channels through her crystal ball. Ever polite and serious (Or at least she tries to be), Menat is a free spirit who travels the world, sharing her prophecies with everyone. Rose has tasked Menat with sharing her master's prophecy, a warning of danger to come from the final battle with M. Bison, with several people, including Ed, Oro, and even M. Bison himself.
  • Adorkable: She very much looks up to Rose and wants to be just like her. She even mimics Rose's Italian accent when she's trying to seem composed like her whilst presenting a message about the future, but she'll often forget the salient points, and the smooth, Delphic facade falls apart.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: As an Egyptian, she represents only the second playable continental African in the series, alongside fellow African, Elena, who hails from Kenya.
  • Ancient Egypt: Her look. She sports a Cleopatra-style bob haircut, and an outfit and jewellery that evokes an Egyptian priestess. Her other costumes run with the same theme, and the names of her moves as well (Overflowing Nile, Pyramid Hopscotch, Wisdom of Thothnote , Left Eye of the Lionnote , Judgement of Anubisnote , Khamun Kicknote , The Nefertemnote ).
  • Animal Motif: She has a number of cat-like traits about her. She moves very gracefully and lightly, has a habit of doing a Faux Paw pose after landing her Critical Art and winning a match, and she lands on all fours in a cat-like stance after landing her backwards throw. Her Battle Outfit gives her a headdress with the likeness of a cat on it and prior to her reveal, the silhouette used to tease her design also seemed depict her with cat ears and in fact data-mining revealed that the head-band in her standard outfit originally had cat ears included. Her Holiday outfit also includes a hood with cat ears on it, gloves with paw pads and claws, and a cat tail. All of this can be put down to the fact that (ancient) Egyptians viewed cats as sacred animals. Her connection to cats also resulted in her dressing as Felicia from Darkstalkers for the Halloween 2018 DLC.
  • The Apprentice: She's Rose's apprentice. It was heavily hinted at before her official reveal, with Rose being mentioned to have taken on an apprentice on the CFN website, and Menat mentions having a master in her meeting with Ed. To really drive the point home, when she recalls something her master said, she mimics Rose's Italian accent. Her trailer confirms it, with Menat using variations of Rose's Soul Throw and Soul Reflect special moves. In her story, when she thinks of her master, a silhouette of Rose appears.
  • Attack Reflector: Just like her master, Rose, though whereas Rose uses her soul-power-infused stole to reflect attacks, Menat uses some sort of energy shield powered by her crystal ball.
  • Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: All three of her costumes are far more in-line with ancient Egyptian style than modern, and despite the modesty laws being far less strict in Egypt than in other Islamic countries note , she's rather skimpily dressed for the region. Mitigated by the fact that she now apparently lives in Italy, having become Rose's pupil. Also possibly mitigated by the fact that she can easily kick the ass of anyone that tries to give her trouble for it. Or simply foresee where they will be.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute Dance Battler with a tendency to do pull catlike poses.
  • Bandage Babe: Her Battle Outfit is pretty much a stripperiffic mummy costume.
  • Bare Your Midriff: To varying degrees with her different outfits. Her default costume exposes only her belly button, her Story costume exposes everything but her belly button, and her Battle Outfit shows off everything.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: She appears to Ed in a vision and battles him. After the fight is over, she disappears and Ed is revealed to be in the middle of the Balrog vs. Zangief fight in A Shadow Falls, and Balrog chastises him for spacing out.
  • Belly Dancer: She's a Dance Battler, and her dancing style is like this, although her default outfit doesn't fully bare her midriff, instead only exposing her belly button. It also plays on National Stereotypes, since Egyptian women are sometimes stereotyped as belly dancers and many Egyptian movies have spread the notion.
  • Black Magician Girl: Along with M.Bison and her master Rose, she's one of the few characters in the series that practises a form of "magic" as their primary fighting capability, as opposed to a martial art. Her abilities center around the manipulation of soul power to control a floating orb of energy, which augments her already impressive gymnastic skills.
  • Color-Coded Eyes: Befitting her role as one of the Street Fighter series' magic-based fighters, Menat sports bright, emerald-green eyes and is the only playable character in the series to do so.
  • Composite Character: Being the disciple of Rose, Menat obviously borrows some elements from her, but she also has some elements of Dhalsim to her, as she's focused on controlling space. Her Khamun Kick attack is even a carbon copy of Dhalsim's Drill Kick.
  • Crystal Ball: She carries one with her, and uses it in combat as a zoning tool and projectile.
  • Culture Equals Costume: She's Egyptian, therefore presents every ancient-Egyptian costume trope imaginable across her three current outfits. Doesn't stop her looking awesome, of course.
  • Dance Battler: She moves very gracefully during battle. She walks on her tiptoes, has a ballet-like slide attack, and does a lot of spinning. Her Critical Art even has her do a belly dance while her opponent is pelted relentlessly with her crystal ball.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: A great Menat player can take complete control of the arena, but this requires a lot of skill since the player will have to know the exact spacing and timing of her normals both with and without the crystal ball, and always be considering where the crystal ball is and what attacks she has access to at any given moment. She has a number of special normal attacks, such as divekicks, a slide, and an overhead that each require precise timing and spacing. Further, the orbs of her V-Trigger I react based on very strict button presses/releases, require precise timing to combo with, and require planning and foresight to use for setups. Even her V-Skill I has a lot of varied properties and requires tons of practice to use as an Attack Reflector or to use safely within a combo.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She only wears stockings that expose her toes and heels. Her Story costume gives her sandals, and her Battle Outfit has her wearing one stocking from her default costume while the other foot is completely bare.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in Ed's Story Mode before her official introduction, and is only credited as "Fortune Teller".
  • Egypt Is Still Ancient: Her entire aesthetic is based on ancient Egypt. Most of her abilities are named after Egyptian deities, and she's dressed in ancient Egyptian-themed outfits (even sporting mummy bandages in one of her alts). This is in stark contrast to her fellow fighters, who are all attired in either modern-day clothing, or relevant martial-arts attire. Nothing about Menat suggests modern-day Egypt.
  • Energy Absorption: When she uses her V-Skill I while her crystal ball is away from her, she will absorb the projectile and convert it to V-Gauge energy as opposed to reflecting the projectile back at her opponent.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Spins whenever she uses her orb. She also spins during her Khamun Kick attack, a direct copy of Dhalsim's Drill Kick.
  • Facial Markings: Her Story costume gives her some facepaint on her chin and beneath her eyes.
  • Faux Paw: She pulls this kind of pose when landing her Critical Art and in her win pose, which only adds to her many catlike traits.
  • Forgetful Jones: When she espouses a lesson that Rose taught her, she often has trouble remembering the last parts.
    Menat: "One body can no longer contain such evil power...because of a tremendous..." Um...uh...what did master say after that?
  • Fortune Teller: She is Rose's apprentice, after all, and much like her, she goes on a lot about fate and destiny. She also acts as the host for the shop's loot box system, called Fighting Chance. Here, Menat reads the players fortune and gives them "lucky items", which include power-ups for use in Survival Mode, classic concept art from past games, extra character colors, and even limited edition costumes.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: All of her costumes have a fair amount of gold accessories.
  • Good Luck Charm: The items the player gains from her in Fighting Chance are referred to as such.
  • Goomba Stomp: Her backwards throw, Pyramid Hopscotch, has her jump up onto the opponents head, then stomp on their face as she propels herself forward, and the opponent backward.
  • Guide Dang It!: The precise mechanics of her V-Trigger I are not explained in the game. At all.
    • While it's obvious that all six orb correspond to each attack button, the exact means of using them can be confusing. The orbs will launch if the Menat player double taps the corresponding button, or holds and releases the button, or taps the button during the frames of another move.
    • The Punch-oriented orbs will launch if she throws her Crystal Ball unless it's being canceled from a normal, and it will always launch when the Crystal Ball is recalled.
    • The path the orbs fly is relative to the height level of Menat's head, which means they go downward if she's jumping and upward if she's ducking. Their trajectory is not affected by the enemy's position at all.
    • Any orbs not launched become unusable if she's in hit or block stun, but any launched beforehand can still hit an enemy at any time. Each orb does the same amount of hitstun and juggling regardless of how early or late they're done in a combo, allowing for incredible combo extensions and juggles.
  • Hartman Hips: She's not as busty as some of the other Street Fighter ladies, but a lot of emphasis is placed on her hips, especially with the way she walks.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: After she's shared her master's prophecy with Ed and Oro, her crystal ball shows her an image of a cackling M. Bison, and she decides to pay him a visit as well, evidently not knowing just who he is. It's probably for the best that she was prevented from meeting with Bison directly by Aprile and an army of Shadaloo grunts.
    • In G's story, she makes the mistake of assuming G is stupid based on him getting The Fool as a tarot card. When she goes to fight him and test his strength, she's on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Instant Humiliation Just Add Youtube: She ends up embarrassing herself in G's story. When testing to see if G is strong or just stupid, she ends up getting humiliatingly defeated by him and the fight is posted to G's FooTube page. After the video goes up, she's upset by it showing her in the most uncool way, and begs for her master Rose to avenge her.
  • In the Hood: Her Story Costume gives her a hooded cowl.
  • It Is Pronounced Tropay: In the Japanese version of the game, the announcer pronounces her name as "Menato".
  • Magic Missile Storm: Her V-Triggers, Wisdom of Thoth and Prophecy of Thoth, create six orbs around her similar to her crystal ball. For Wisdom of Thoth, each orb is connected to the light, medium and hard punch and kick buttons, and will be sent flying forward when the button is held and released. For Prophecy of Thoth, all of the orbs are fired at once when HP + HK are hit again.
  • Meaningful Name: "Menat" (منات in modern Arabic) is the alternative name of the Egyptian goddess Hathor, who symbolized dance, music, and fertility among other things. True to her name, Menat is a Dance Battler.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her walk is nothing short of a hip-swinging, sassy strut and many of her attacks show off a lot of her body. Even her crouch is provocatively sexy. Her Battle Costume is also nothing but mummy bandages.
  • Mundane Utility: If G's story is any indication, she can use her crystal ball to watch videos on the internet.
  • Mysterious Woman: She suddenly appears only to Ed in order to tell him his future.
  • Nice Girl: She wants the best future possible for everyone she meets, and will warn them of anything ominous or fortuitous that's coming their way. Her Story Mode even has her attempting to give M. Bison a warning, only to be impeded by his underlings. A couple of her win quotes also have her show some sympathy for some of the less moral characters.
    Menat: (To Juri) So, don't take this the wrong way, okay? But it seems to me that you're actually very lonely.
    Menat: (To Kolin) Wow, you're cold! And not just your touch. How very sad.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: A subtle example, though relevant nonetheless as she exhibits a more uniform texturing style (skin, hair, clothes) compared to the other characters, and whilst the rest of the cast have somewhat realistic (if stylized) facial features and proportions, her facial design is more doll-like and anime-esque than her series contemporaries note .
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Since IV, many of the series' characters have been voiced with applicable regional accents, but unlike her fellow African, Elena, who is voiced with an approximate Kenyan accent, Menat's accent is generically American, as opposed to Egyptian. She does, however, like to put on an Italian accent to mimic Rose whenever she's remembering something her master taught her.
  • Open Secret: She never says the name of her master, and neither do any of the official Capcom videos or blogs about her, even though it's incredibly obvious that it's Rose. Her master is only stated to be a famous fortune teller from Italy, and Rose is the only known Italian fortune teller in the series, Menat mimics Rose's accent every time she's recalling something her master taught her, and her Story Mode shows a silhouette of her master that is unmistakably Rose. Menat's Arcade Mode ending finally stops beating around the bush and shows that Rose is her master.
  • Plucky Girl: She tries to be serious like Rose, but she's a bit too young and cheerful to pull it off.
  • Practical Taunt: Her taunt has her doing a perfect split and resting her head on her hand. Since this brings her so close to the ground, this can actually be used to duck under projectiles.
  • Puppet Fighter: Menat's orb can be used to assist her combos. Menat is also another example of this trope in where a character in this trope is considered to be among the best characters in a fighting game; in this case it would be Street Fighter V.
  • Seers: As a Fortune Teller under the tutelage of Rose, this is her main specialty. Her win quotes against the other characters are generally her telling them what she sees in their future.
    Menat: (To Balrog) I see a parting from someone important to you in your future. Oh, and financial problems too.
    Menat: (To Ibuki) I looked into your future, and saw the perfect boyfriend for you. And...maybe some things are better left unsaid.
    Menat: (To F.A.N.G) Hmm. I’m trying to see your future, but all I get is purple smoke. Weird.
  • Seductive Mummy: Two of her DLC costumes have her dressed in wrappings and other various Egyptian-themed accessories. One is her Battle Outfit and the other is a Whole Costume Reference to Khaibit, an Assist Character for Anakaris in Darkstalkers. Combined with her Sexy Walk and Belly Dancer animations, they very much invokes this trope.
  • Sexy Walk: Struts around the fight arena like Beyoncé at the Super Bowl.
  • She-Fu: Her movement patterns are almost entirely based on Olympic-level rhythmic gymnastics and her repertoire of acrobatic kicks are all dance and ballet-based, with very little grounding in traditional martial-arts.
  • Spell Book: Her School Uniform has her use one of these instead of her crystal ball.
  • Spoiler: Like Ed and Abigail before her, her presence in the game was mentioned prior to her planned debut after leakers revealed the name Menat (noting her as the "Egyptian bae") as early as October 2016.
  • Stance System: Her normal attacks change depending on whether she has her crystal ball with her or not. With it, her attacks have greatly extended range and do more damage, she has access to her Guardian of the Sun move, and her V-Skill I reflects projectiles. Without it, her attack range and damage suffer, but the ability to link her normals in combos increases, she loses access to her Guardian of the Sun move while gaining Soul Spark, and her V-Skill I absorbs projectiles. Most of her abilities also possess different frame properties with and without the ball.
  • Third-Person Seductress: Menat became an instant sensation from the very day she was released in addition to being the main franchise's first character from Egypt, Menat has a very outgoing, bubbly and graceful demeanor. Players were instantly captivated by even her standard walking, sitting, and taunt animations, to say nothing of the extremely sexy costumes she has been given.
  • Walk Like an Egyptian: As seen in some of her movement patterns and poses, and it certainly complements her overall aesthetic.
  • Walking the Earth: She travels the world sharing her fortunes with everyone she comes across.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Her damage output isn't very high, but with her crystal ball, she has some Dhalsim-level reach on her normal attacks, and she's able to control space with it by leaving it floating in place.
  • Weaponized Ball: Her crystal ball has a number of uses, whether it be a standard projectile or as a combo extender.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a very dark purple.

Ever-Changing Ninja
"Let's party! ...If you think you can keep up."
Origin: Japan flag 
Fighting style: Bushin Ninjutsu
Voiced by: note 
Once known as "Zeku the Godspeed”, he is the 38th Master of Bushinryū and personal master to both Guy and Maki. After Guy beat him to become the 39th Master, he keeps an eye on him from afar. He makes his playable debut in V, having gained the ability to reverse his aging and fight as either his current self or his younger self. Despite his age, he's a forward thinking man, and he's hoping to start his own ninja group and develop a new fighting style, which seems to imply that he's the founder of none other than the Striders, given his younger self's attire.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: The Zeku shown prior to his playable debut, what little there was, appeared to be a stern and serious fighter. Not exactly the kind of character you'd expect to shout "Let's party" when entering a match, or to crack a Dreamworks Face after he wins. Subverted in that he does actually act stern when he's in his young form, but he acts more laid back in his old form.
  • Ascended Extra: He was originally just Guy's master who appeared in his Alpha 2 ending, giving him less than a minute of screen-time until V.
  • Assist Character: His V-Skill II gives him a pair of animal friends he can summon. In his old mode, he has a hawk fly in and drop a pile of firecrackers, and in his young mode, a weasel will run in and perform a flying kick.
  • Audible Sharpness: His Bushin Gram moves make a sharp sword swinging sound, which references the same sound from Strider Hiryu's sword Cypher and shows how sharp his Bushin Gram moves are.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His Story outfit has him wear an orange collared shirt with a blue cloud pattern and a tie in his old form, with his young form adding a blue suit jacket to complete the outfit.
  • Badass Mustache: The UDON comics depicted Zeku with mutton chops.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: As the head of Bushinryū, Zeku wanted to put more emphasis on taijutsu/hand to hand combat to make it more of a practical fighting style. Prior to this, the clans' main focus was on the stealth-kill ninja arts. He is shown carrying a sword in his Battle Outfit (which is practically just Strider Hiryu's outfit), although he obviously doesn't use it.
  • Canon Welding: With the Strider series. Zeku intends on starting his own ninja discipline, and a lot of hints point towards him being the first Strider.
    • His young form wears an outfit that is clearly a precursor to Hiryu's, being a blue chain-mail outfit, complete with a red Japanese symbol on the left of the chest, and a red mask/scarf. His Battle Outfit has him wear this as his default costume, and this one is actually a gi, making it nearly identical to Hiryu's, plus he has Hiryu's Climb Sickle and a weapon that's visually similar to Cypher. The store description for this outfit even states that it's a prototype for the uniform his ninja group will wear.
    • He has several moves that are either borrowed from or are variations on moves that Hiryu uses, including Bushin Gram, which even makes the exact same shockwave arc and sound effect as Hiryu's Cypher slices (and is named after one of Hiryu's such moves in the Marvel vs. Capcom series).
    • When thinking to himself what name he wants to give his ninja group, "Striders" is one of the names he mentions.
    • One of the titles unlocked by playing as him is "Original Strider".
    • His V Arcade Mode ending has him recruit Karin, Shibasaki, Ibuki and Birdie into his ninja group, with all of them wearing Strider outfits.
  • Composite Character: Essentially combines Guy with Strider Hiryu, borrowing several attacks and aesthetics from both, as well as borrowing Gen's ability to switch between two fighting styles. This is best demonstrated by his Critical Art, Batsuzan Gaisei, where the white background and black ink brushstroke effects resemble Guy's Bushin Muso Renge Ultra Combo, while the attack itself is very similar to Hiryu's Ragnarok Level 3 Hyper Combo.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's an old ninja master with a youthful attitude, the ability to make himself younger, and a jazzy theme tune. In fact, one of the titles you can unlock by playing as him uses this trope's name, word for word.
  • Cool Mask: Wears one in several outfits, including his default in young form, his Battle Outfit in young form, and his Nostalgia Outfit in both old and young forms. Any outfit that resembles Strider Hiryu's combines this with Scarf of Asskicking.
  • Dash Attack: While in his young mode, Zeku has access to Bushin Jakura, which causes him to sprint forward, and it can be followed up with a sliding kick, an overhead kick or a grab. His V-Trigger I also qualifies, as it's a Flash Step into a custom combo.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Mastering Zeku basically means mastering two completely different characters at once, so he's a bit more demanding to learn than the rest of the cast.
  • Dirty Old Man: Due to him tricking Ibuki into thinking he’s a handsome young man, Ibuki thinks of him as this. Although it’s debatable whether he is one or not as he doesn’t show any form of lust in his win quotes.
  • Dual Age Modes: He's able to switch between his current, old form and a younger form in an outfit that is unmistakably that of Strider Hiryu. His CFN introduction explains that this switch is achieved via his powers of illusion.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears a pair of orange biker gloves.
  • Flash Step: Zeku's V-Trigger I allows him to perform a single special dash that acts as a short-ranged teleport, and follow it up with a custom combo that deals extra hits.
  • The Greatest Style: Bushin-ryu is a refined version of a very ancient art of ninjitsu, which several characters refer to as one of the best combat styles in the world. It's also hinted that Zeku forms his own organization and passes it along to his pupils, who will become the Striders.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: His original appearance in Alpha 2 has him wear a bright green gi, but his new outfit in V takes this trope Up to Eleven. He now wears a blue gi beneath a bright and decorative green vest with an orange neckerchief and gloves. His Strider outfit in his young form removes the vest, but adds a bright red mask/scarf.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Has a pair of thick, bushy sideburns.
  • Hunk: His young form is so handsome and muscular, it rivals Guy, and Ibuki instantly began crushing on him.
  • Instant Costume Change: He changes costumes when he switches ages, although it's usually a rather simple change that only appears greater since he's also reversing his aging. For his default outfit, he drapes his vest and gi around his waist and puts on a mask/scarf. For his Story Outfit, he simply puts on a suit jacket. For his Battle Outfit, he takes off his hat and shortens his hair. For his Nostalgia Outfit, he drapes the top of his gi around his waist. If he hits the opponent with his Critical Art while in his young form, he'll rapidly switch between his two forms/outfits.
  • Kite Riding: He enters the match riding on a kite, although unlike Ibuki, he doesn't actually incorporate this into his move set. This is similar to the glider Strider Hiryu would use in his home series.
  • Master of Illusion: His introductory article on the Capcom Fighters Network presents him as "a ninja with the illusionary power of transformation", which suggests that his Young Zeku mode is more of an illusion or projection, than an actual physical transformation.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Ibuki initially meets Zeku in his young form. After she finds out he's really an old man, she calls him a creep, frustrated that she found his young form attractive.
  • My Card: He throws his business card to Ibuki in his Story Mode, and it's apparently sharp enough to embed itself in a wooden door.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • His announcement was teased with an image of the Street Fighter V logo with an x-mark behind it, with one slash being orange and the other being green, a reference to the final shot in Guy's Alpha 2 ending where he and Zeku are about to clash in the air with flying kicks. In Zeku's actual trailer, the Capcom logo was also given this treatment, with one half in green and the other in orange.
    • Zeku's theme is a blend of jazz and traditional Japanese instruments, similar to Guy's theme in IV. Part of it also sounds similar to the opening of Strider Hiryu's theme.
    • Zeku has a few moves that create a black ink brushstroke effect, similar to the focus attacks in IV. This is also present in his Critical Art, which looks similar to Guy's Ultra Combo II in that it transports the opponent into a Blank White Void (albeit with some bamboo in the background) and they share the same brushstroke effects.
    • Zeku shouting "Let's party" when entering a match is a reference to the Alpha 3 announcer who would say the same.
    • One of his winquote haiku ends with the line "Your sadness, profound." This is a reference to how Guy would shout "PROFOUND SADNESS" upon getting knocked out in IV.
  • Nice Guy: He acts different depending on if he's in his old form or his young form. His young form has him act more aloof and serious, but in his old form, he's very warm and humble.
  • Nice Hat: His Battle Outfit has him wearing a kasa hat.
  • Ninja: A master ninja from an unbroken line of 37 predecessors, he wears the traditional garb in many of his costumes (face-masks, baggy pants etc).
  • Old Master: Personal master to both Guy and Maki, although he is now also able to make himself younger (which is actually an illusion he uses to disguise himself).
  • Oral Fixation: In his Battle Outfit, he's shown chewing on a long toothpick while in his old form.
  • Razor Wind: Bushin Gram is a kick attack that creates this effect, with kick strength increasing the range of the attack.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: For some inexplicable reason, he drops his usual speech mannerisms entirely with Gill
    Zeku: You know you're gonna lose, right?
  • Retcon: Zeku was born of one. It was originally stated that Guy and Maki's master was Genryusai, who had to be saved alongside Guy's fiance Rena in Final Fight 2. Then it was changed so that Zeku was their master, and Genryusai was instead Zeku's master.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears one in his younger form.
  • Silver Fox: He's a pretty good looking guy in either his old form or his young form. In fact, Laura lets him know that he doesn't need to use his rejuvenating technique around her, as she thinks his old form is very sexy.
  • Skunk Stripe: His CFN artwork depicts him with white streaks in his bangs, but in his debut in V, his hair is entirely grey.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: He's ripped the sleeves off his gi in his default outfit, and off of his collared shirt in his Story Outfit.
  • Split Personality: Sort of. He acts differently depending on which form he's in. When he's in his young form, he has a very serious personality, like Guy or Strider Hiryu, but when he's in his old form, he's a bit more relaxed and approachable. His Story Mode actually ends with his two forms arguing with each other over what to name their ninja group and fighting style.
  • Spoiler: Like Ed, Abigail and Menat before him, his presence in the game was mentioned prior to his planned debut after leakers revealed his inclusion in Season 2 as early as October 2016.
  • Stance System: He's able to switch between two versions of himself, one old and one young, with the two having completely different normal attacks and specials. Old Zeku excels at ranged combat while Young Zeku is better at close combat.
  • Talking to Themself: Zeku does this in his Story Mode when trying to decide on a name for his new fighting style/ninja group. His young self suggests a series of complicated Japanese names (Shin Bushinryu, Haja Bushinryu, Tora Boryu, Gouma Fushinseiburyu, Oboro Shingetsu Yobane no Ippa) while his old self thinks that a simple English name would be better (Slashers, Slayers, Striders, Spetsnaz, Spatz).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Potato chips, apparently.
  • Traveling Salesman: He's trying to sell people on either joining his ninja group or on using his services, so he puts on a suit and hands out business cards during his story. Thus far, he's tried selling his services to Karin and Cody, and though nothing came of those attempts, they've still left the possibility of an alliance with him open.
  • Warrior Poet: Similar to Guy, but Zeku even more so, with haiku winquotes.
    Zeku: (Vs. Ryu) Oh weary warrior, your strength lies within your soul. Friends help guide the way.
    Zeku: (Vs. Cammy) Foe who became friend. Now seeks to protect her friends. A heart-warming tale.
    Zeku: (Vs. Alex) The large fish struggles. The pond cannot contain him. The ocean awaits.
    Zeku: (Vs. Juri) Suffering is pain. In pain, you will not find joy. Your sadness, profound.
    Zeku: (Vs. Laura) Oh, spicy flower. Full of zest and love of life. Dangerous temptress.

Characters debuting in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition / Season 3

The Guardian Hawk
"And...let's begin."
Origin: Germany (?) flag 
Fighting style: Psycho Power and bojutsu
Voiced by: note 
A member of Ed's Neo Shadaloo group. She carries a bo staff and looks very much like a female version of Ed. She is stated to be a clone-body replacement for Bison, and underwent terrible experiments and harsh training at the hands of Shadaloo as they attempted to create her into the perfect soldier. Before spiralling into deep despair, she was rescued by Ed, and the two now share a close bond — their mission being to travel the world to help others like them.
  • Anti-Villain: Villain In Name Only. Like Ed, Falke wants out of Shadaloo and away from M.Bison.
  • Boom Stick: She carries a bo staff named Harmony. Combined with her ability to channel Psycho Power through objects, she's able to fire energy through it like a gun.
  • Casting a Shadow: Like Ed, she is also able to utilize Bison's Psycho Power. In her case, she has the unique ability to infuse Psycho Power into objects and release it through them, mainly through her staff.
  • Cloning Blues: Falke was engineered to be an alternative clone for M. Bison. She was heavily experimented on by Shadaloo and was forced to train day in, day out to achieve perfection. After years of harsh training, she spiralled into deep despair, wishing for it all to end. Finally, Ed came to her rescue and they both were able to escape Shadaloo.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She greatly resembles a female version of Ed, as they share the same hair color, hairstyle, eye color, and wear similar clothing due to both being part of Neo Shadaloo. Justified, as she is stated to be either a clone of Ed or from the same source as Ed.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Her Story costume has her wearing athletic pants with spats that expose her toes and heels, similar to Juri or Laura.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appeared in Ed's Story Mode ending before becoming a playable character.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Most of the women in the series aren't depicted wearing any obvious make-up, though Falke is the exception, sporting bright green eye-shadow, nail polish, and (unusually) bright green lipstick, which lends her a sultry, slightly vampish quality. However, it's possible that she might have been mistaken for evil all along.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She's shown cooking and cleaning in her Arcade Mode ending. The CFN website also states her to be skilled at housework.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her and Ed. Having both endured similar harsh treatment at the hands of Shadaloo, before escaping, the two have a sibling-like bond and are searching for others like them in need.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She is the responsible to Ed's foolish, although they are technically clones and not siblings. This is shown in her Arcade Mode ending, where she's cooking and cleaning while Ed fools around and plays with toys.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Her Battle Outfit includes a pair of goggles that she wears wrapped around her forehead.
  • Gratuitous German: The names of her moves are all in German — “kugel” (sphere/bullet), “kanonen” (cannons), “feder” (feather), “sturm” (storm), "angriff" (attack) and she even speaks a little German — "Guten Tag" note  — though she isn't voiced with a German accent, and her nationality is only listed as "unknown” on the official Japanese site. However, in her introductory blog entry, Capcom Germany does confirm her to be of German descent — “Falke ist deutscher Abstammung” — so it’s perhaps justified.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Her Battle Outfit is a Biker Babe style leather outfit.
  • High Collar of Doom: Both her default outfit and her premium outfit include high collars.
  • I Call It "Vera": Her staff is named "Harmony".
  • I Just Want to Be Free: After being put through painful experiments and Training from Hell by Shadaloo, Falke wanted nothing more than to escape her captors, which she eventually did with help from Ed.
  • It's Pronounced "Tro-PAY": The proper German pronunciation is "Fal-kuh", but the announcer pronounces it as "Falk". In the Japanese version of the game, the announcer instead pronounces it as "Fal-kay".
  • Martial Arts Headband: Sports one in her Story costume, which fits since these are evidently her training clothes.
  • Meaningful Name: "Falke", pronounced "Fall-kuh", is a Germanic/Nordic name meaning "Falcon", and she is known as "The Guardian Hawk". Though it should be noted that the in-game announcer pronounces her name incorrectly — "Falk" in the English version and "Fal-kay" in the Japanese version.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Just like Ed, Falke's moves are mostly 1 or 2 button inputs and one-direction inputs.
  • Mysterious Past: Falke is stated to be a clone-body replacement for Bison, but she also has a clear, strong connection to the country of Germany. Despite several rather blatant references and hints note , only Capcom Germany has clarified that she is of “German descent”.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Falke and Ed want nothing to do with Bison, and want to help others like them who have been tortured by Shadaloo. However, they dress in a sinister style and wield Bison's Psycho Power, which seems to make other characters who have fought Shadaloo antagonistic against them, according to a few win quotes.
    Chun-Li: (Vs. Falke) I'm sorry to hear what you've been through, but your connections to Shadaloo can't be overlooked.
    Falke: (Vs. Chun-Li) We have nothing to do with that monster. Leave us alone!
    Guile: (Vs. Falke) I couldn't let power like yours go unchecked.
    Falke: (Vs. Guile) This mark on my hand is symbolic of my terrible past, but I guess to you it makes me nothing but a target...
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: She is one to Ed, which is why the two look so similar.
  • Parts Unknown: Zigzagged — despite her German name, a movelist all in German, and the fact that the slipstream effect that accompanies her critical art is patterned in the red, black and gold of the Bundesflagge und Handelsflagge (German flag), her bio simply lists her as having an "unknown" nationality on the Capcom Japan site — which, rather excessively, makes her the sixth new character in V to have an ambiguous background. However, Capcom Germany does confirm her to be of German descent, via her introductory blog entry — “Falke ist deutscher Abstammung” note .
  • Past Experience Nightmare: Much like Ed, Falke also suffers from nightmares due to her treatment by Shadaloo. In her Character Story, we get to see one involving a giant, horribly distorted M. Bison head.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Similar to Ed.
  • The Perfectionist: According to her CFN profile, she strives for perfection in all aspects of her life.
  • Putting on the Reich: It's downplayed unless you trace the origin of her outfit. Bison's design was intentionally meant to invoke fascist comparisons, and thus Shadaloo uniforms have always been reminiscent of Nazis. In addition, she is turquoise-eyed and blonde, has a Germanic name, has a movelist all in German, speaks German and is “of German descent”.
  • Rapid Aging: Since she's a clone, she matures at the same rapid rate as Ed. Her Character Story shows her to be a teenager at the same time as Ed was.
  • Spoiler: Like Ed, Abigail, Menat and Zeku before her, her presence was alluded to by leakers, along with G, although their actual names remained unknown until their reveal.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'9", tying with C. Viper, Poison, and Laura as the third-tallest female Street Fighter character after Elena (6'0") and Rose (5'10"). Falke is also quite the looker.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Not only does she use her bo staff as a blunt weapon, but she can charge it up with Psycho Power and essentially turn it into a gun. If she fires it while standing, the energy explodes out like a shotgun blast, while jumping, she fires diagonally downward, and while crouching, she fires it like a rifle. She can even use it to bat enemies away, pole vault or pogo off of enemies. It seems to do any task that can pops up if one Googles "pole" or "stick".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Milk tea, apparently.
  • Training from Hell: She was put through painful experiments and forced to train day after day. She wanted nothing more than to escape, which Ed helped her do.
  • Younger Than They Look: Since she suffers from the same Rapid Aging effects as Ed, she's a lot younger than she appears. Unlike Ed, though, she acts a lot more mature and composed. This is exemplified by her Arcade Mode ending, where she's shown doing chores like cooking, cleaning and laundry, while Ed plays with toys.

Man of Mystery
"I'll fight this battle. Why? Because it is my duty."
Origin: The Earth flag 
Fighting style: All martial arts from around the world
Voiced by: note 
Portrayed by: note 
A mysterious man who has ambitions to unite the nations and people of the world as one, and rule as President. Utilizing the power of the Earth itself, he's able to manipulate magma. He tries to spread his message through social media site FooTube, but doesn't gain any traction until his message reaches Rashid, who becomes a follower and helps to spread the word by challenging him to a fight.
  • Action Politician: His political position is entirely self-declared, but he is actively campaigning around the world by giving speeches and showing off how powerful he is through street fighting.
  • All-Loving Hero: At least that's how he presents himself. He greets Rashid and Menat warmly during his fights with them, and his win quotes against other characters, when he's not talking about himself, tend to be complimentary or sympathetic. He doesn't even treat evil characters like Bison or Urien much different than he would anyone else, and instead sees them as potential allies to his cause.
  • All Your Powers Combined: His Fighting Style in a nutshell, being described as a Mixed Martial Art that combines every style in the world.
  • Ambiguously Evil: His main goal is to basically take over the world and rule as President, which sounds evil, but he seems to want to be a good ruler. On the other hand, he has a habit of pulling some pretty evil looking faces, and his story ends with him beginning to rise in popularity, which is treated ominously. His arcade mode ending also has him gain a load of followers (including Dan, Hakan and Elena), and it's still unclear whether or not his intentions are pure. Dhalsim's winquote against him states he is unable to sense any evil in G, although it's unknown just how accurate Dhalsim's ability to detect evil is.
    • Additionally, he's considered to be part of the "legacy boss" group of fighters—which include fellow villains Sagat, M. Bison, Gill, and Seth, further putting his allegiance in question.
    • Likewise, he's allegedly meant to be the Final Boss of the game as a whole. Not sure if that means he truly is villainous, or if he's meant to be a final test for whichever World Warrior ends up facing him (since he'd want a protector of his world being truly strong enough for the job).
  • Ambiguously Human: While G looks (mostly) human, some features of his personality and powers are strange enough that rampant speculation about his origin abounds.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Hoo boy, G embodies this trope in spades. By far the most prominent questions regarding him, however, are whether or not he's actually Q from 3rd Strike, or if he's even connected to Q at all. The world may never know...
  • Animated Tattoo: The tattoo of the world on his arms actually revolves like a globe.
  • Artistic License – Martial Arts: One of his moves looks like a Question Mark Kick that has two hits. That said, the first, the Snap Kick, isn't meant to hit, merely be a feint, in real life.
  • Authority in Name Only: He's already declared himself President of the World, although nobody is really taking that seriously.
  • Badass Beard: He has a long blonde Amish-style beard with no mustache.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Aside from the lack of sleeves, he wears a full suit, including a long coat with a vest, a top hat, an old fashioned bolo-tie, and he even has a gold watch and chain dangling from his pocket.
  • Barrier Warrior: G's V-Skill I, G Barrier, creates an energy shield around his body that can absorb one-hit projectiles, and can even be performed in the air. It also hits opponents if he performs the move close enough to them, and when fully powered up by his V-Trigger I, he fires the shield itself as a projectile after using it.
  • Berserk Button: The only thing to crack G's friendly and respectful attitude is Vega's insinuation about beauty:
    G: (Vs. Vega) "What is beauty? The answer is simple! It is nothing without me! NOTHING!"
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a weird looking old guy and has a hammy personality, always acting like he's giving a speech to the people of Earth. With that said though, he seems pretty immensely powerful. Rashid initially fights G for amusement, and Menat initially thinks he's an idiot, but G wins both fights and they're both left questioning what his deal is.
  • Big Good: Certainly sees himself as being this, going by his versus quote to Cody.
    G: (Vs. Cody) You care for your citizens, so you are mayor. I care for the Earth's citizens, and so I am their president!
  • Bonus Boss: He acts as a secret opponent for the V path in Arcade Mode, similar to how Q was one in 3rd Strike.
  • Boxing Battler: His stance, interestingly enough, is based off of 19th-century boxers, especially notable in his character intro.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Apparently this, when playing G's Demonstrations, as he talks to the player explaining how his moves work.
  • Broken Record: He really doesn't talk about anything other than how he's President of the World and how we're all one. Even when directly confronted by Gill, G does nothing to answer Gill's questions and always changes the subject to himself and his cause.
    Gill: Let me ask. What is it you see when you gaze upon me?
    G: What is it that I am seeing? There is no point discussing that. My vision, and what we have been searching for, have always been one!
    Gill: Your answer is most obtuse. I'll rephrase. What do you wish for my "Gate of Harmony"? What are your plans?
    G: Good sir, we are all earthlings, and therefore must all have one wish. And that become one with the Earth, and I, who is President of the World!
  • Brought Down to Badass: Most notably in his fighting style being a slightly more skilled variant, and one of his alternate costumes, there are implications that he becomes Q as of III. If that's so, he's still a badass even without his magma powers.
  • Catch Phrase: "We are one", which he treats like a campaign slogan.
  • Chrome Champion: He has gold coating on parts of his face and arms. Look closely, and you'll see that they form a world map. When in his V-Triggered state, his tattoos turn black while the rest of his skin becomes gold.
  • Coat, Hat, Mask: His Story outfit has him don a trenchcoat, fedora and mask that all make him look suspiciously similar to Q. Color 15 is even colored the exact same way as Q's outfit.
  • Color Motif: Black and gold. He wears a black outfit and the tattoos on his arms are gold. When he's in his V-Trigger I state, his skin becomes gold while his tattoos become black. Interestingly, this color motif matches the game's character select screen, which includes a globe in the center with gold continents and black oceans.
  • Connected All Along: Gill has seen G's powers before, though he does not remember where.
  • Cosmic Entity: Because G is not only the President of the World, but also of the entire universe, G is one such being. This has been recently confirmed by Capcom who said, "G is a cosmic-like power that we have so little knowledge of."
  • Crushing Handshake: G has one, and he uses it on Rashid after their fight. His Arcade Mode ending, though, has him shake hands with Dan, Hakan and Elena much more calmly.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: G's playstyle revolves around raising his Presidentiality to level 3, which enhances the strength of his special moves. Getting knocked down will lower his Presidentiality by one. Thus, maintaining a Level 3 Presidentiality throughout the fight can be tricky for first timers. Once that hurdle is jumped, however, G can overwhelm his opponents with immense pressure, attacking with a relentless assault of enhanced special moves.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His projectile attack has him quickly create a miniature meteor from smaller rocks and fire it at an angle towards the ground. When fully powered up, the impact creates a splash of lava.
  • Eagle Land: Though he is a citizen of the Earth, his aesthetics borrow heavily from Abraham Lincoln and Uncle Sam.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: G's Battle costume is a vintage hunting outfit, complete with a rifle hanging off his shoulder.
  • Elemental Powers: He utilizes magma in his moves, and he gains his strength from the Earth itself.
  • Elemental Punch: His V-Trigger II, Dangerous President, ignites his fists aflame.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: G's Japanese voice is hammy, somewhat off-beat, and leans heavily on Gratuitous English. His English voice on the other hand, is eloquent and well-mannered in the fashion of a man giving a speech.
  • Energy Absorption: His G Charge move has him absorb energy from the Earth itself, which increases his Presidentiality up to three levels and enhances the strength of his special moves.
  • Final Boss: According to the developers, G is intended to be the boss of V as a whole. However, he was not part of the roster during the release of A Shadow Falls—the only true story mode within the game at the time that statement was made—thus M. Bison appeared to more aptly fulfill the role.
  • Finger Gun: His Critical Art, Pangaea Burst, is fired from his index finger in this style.
  • Foil:
    • While he does have a lot of similarities to Q, he's also Q's polar opposite in a number of ways. Q prefers to hide in the shadows while G wants everyone to know who he is. Q is almost completely silent while G is loud, bombastic and hammy. Q generally moves in a stiff, robotic manner while G is full of personality, sometimes even dancing after his attacks. Q focuses on defensive buffing through his Practical Taunt while G increases his offensive power through G Charge.
      • G later gained a similar defensive buff in the form of G Protection, which notably uses a similar animation to Q's taunt as one of its three stages.
    • He also serves as one to Urien. Both are powerful fighters who aspire to rule the world and both have the ability to coat themselves in a hard substance (Gold for G, Metal for Urien). However, G claims to have the Earth's best interests at heart and is an all-around affable man while Urien cares for no one but himself and is an arrogant and violent individual. Also, G holds power over fire and magma while Urien holds power over electricity. Both characters can erect a barrier as part of their movesets that can also be used for offensive purposes, but Urien's Aegis Reflector can only defend against frontal attacks while G's G-Barrier can defend against attacks from all sides. G's trailer and Character Introduction videos play this up by having Urien be G's opponent.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: At the EVO 2018 world finals, G's English voice actor appeared in full cosplay, interrupted series producer Yoshinori Ono, and gave a speech in-character introducing himself and his motivations before the trailer showcasing his moveset was played.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In this Bengus poster, also present in his Story costume.
  • Gold-Colored Superiority: Parts of his skin appear to be covered in some kind of gold coating in the shape of the world map — both American continents are depicted on his right arm, for example.
  • Golden Super Mode: G's V-Trigger I coats his skin in gold, while his tattoos turn black.
  • Good Counterpart: If his claims regarding his intentions and powers are true, then he can be seen as this to M. Bison. Both are men who strive to unite and rule the Earth, and are stylized after world leaders (Bison is a dictator while G considers himself a president). They also use powers that draw strength from the world around them, and gather allies through charisma and politeness. However, while Bison wants to rule all nations and peoples for the sake of power, G wants to guide and protect humanity. While Bison wields Psycho Power, which becomes stronger by feeding on the negative emotions of others, G wields the power of Gaia, which draws strength from the Earth and its citizens. Finally, Bison has no qualms about forcing individuals to work for him should his attempts at persuasion fail, while G wants people to follow him of their own accord. G also sees himself as the series' Big Good, which contrasts Bison's role as its Big Bad (barring III and IV). There's also the fact that Rose said in Street Fighter IV that only The Fool can put an end to Bison. This was heavily implied to be Ryu, and while Ryu did manage to destroy Bison's physical form, Bison still lives on in a phantom-like form. G is outright stated to be The Fool in his story, implying that he'll be the one to put a permanent end to Bison.
  • Good with Numbers: One of his listed special skills is mental calculation.
  • Grapple Move: G Rage, a move exclusive to his V-Trigger II, has him grab his opponent and powerslam them into the ground.
  • Gratuitous English: His Japanese voice has this, particularly noticeable whenever he says "Earth".
  • Hand Blast: His Critical Art, Pangaea Burst, charges his hands with lava, which he then fires like a gun.
  • Handshake Refusal: His taunt has him offer the opponent a handshake, only to pull his hand back after the opponent doesn't shake it and say they disappoint him.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: Many of his win quote speeches make absolutely no sense, aside from sounding vaguely "inspirational".
  • Idle Animation: G has a particularly long one with a lot of buildup. After about 20 seconds, he'll clear his throat. Another 20 seconds later, he'll change his standing pose. After about another 20 seconds, he'll do a disco pose, and his Earthly energy will explode from his finger, causing a whopping 600 damage and 600 stun.
  • Image Song: G's trailer has one in the form of a rap performed by Dan the Automator, Domino, and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien.
  • Instant Web Hit: Subverted. When G first arrives on the scene, his FooTube page isn't doing well, but he gains traction pretty quickly. The first video shown only has 104 views and 2 dislikes. However, Rashid finds the video and thinks he's interesting, and decides to challenge him for his "Let's Fight" series. G's video of him and Rashid fighting gains 2249 views, with 8 likes and 2 dislikes, and has evidently been viewed by Karin, Kolin, Dhalsim, Zangief and Mika. Then he gains Menat's attention and fights her. The last video has 28789 views with 2805 likes and 3 dislikes. Eventually, he gains the attention of none other than Gill, who decides to fight G and use his series to expose his existence to the public.
  • In the Future, Humans Will Be One Race: His aim is to lead and unite the entire global population under one nationality - that of simply “The Earth” - and as such, his own birthplace is simply listed as such in his official bio.
  • It's All About Me: Since he believes he's the representative of the Earth itself and that all life on Earth is connected, he tends to make everything about himself.
    G: (Vs. Blanka) Be they beast, all that lives know I am all.
    G: (Vs. Dhalsim) Close your eyes. In your mind's eye picture me there!
    G: (Vs. F.A.N.G) Now do you see? All poison and all medicine, all life and death... All are me!
    G: (Vs. Kolin) Citizen of Earth, wander no more! For I am here!
  • Large and in Charge: The President of the Earth stands at an impressive 6' 6" (200 cm) tall.
  • Large Ham: The way he talks is like he's giving a presidential speech.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The beginning of his forward walk animation has him wave to the camera, although this might be justified by G's tendency to record his fights for his FooTube channel. Also, in the Demonstrations section, G's tutorial is the only one that is written in first person.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Taken Up to Eleven in that G's fighting style is modeled on old-timey gentlemen's boxing. More directly, he often thanks his opponent for the battle after his wins, particularly in the cases of Ryu and Sagat.
  • Magma Man: A number of his attacks utilize lava as they get more powerful, and his Critical Art causes columns of lava to shoot out in front of him.
  • Master of All: His fighting style is listed as being all martial arts from around the world.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is G. Yes, he manages this in droves with a single letter.
    • G as in Gold & Globe: Parts of his skin appear gold. These parts of his skin also form a map of the globe, and he's shown standing in front of a globe in the intro. This also has the benefit of being a pun on a famous real-life film and television award show.
    • G as in Gaia: He claims to wield the power of Gaia, AKA the power of the Earth and all of its people. Gold is a natural mineral, and the other element of his power is magma, which flows through the Earth.
    • G as in Government: He calls himself the President of the World, which would theoretically make him the head of a world government.
    • G as in God: The sum of his win quotes would have him boast himself as being omnipresent in absolutely everything, putting himself on par with a capital God.
    • G & Q: As an enormously tall man of mystery with a one-letter name, G evokes Q. Their names combined also form a pun matching the name of a famous men's magazine.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: G has his own "Presidentiality" level next to his V-Gauge. He begins at level one, and by absorbing energy from the Earth, he can increase his level up to three. The higher his Presidentiality, the more effective his attacks become. However, getting knocked to the ground will cause G to go down one Presidentiality level.
  • Mysterious Past: Nobody knows who he is, where he came from, or how he got his powers. He just suddenly appeared and declared himself the President of the World.
  • Neck Lift: G raises his opponent over his head one-handed before performing a backbreaker on them in his back throw.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a very tall top hat for his default, a fedora for his Story costume, and a newsboy cap in his Battle costume.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Not only does he look a lot like Abraham Lincoln, but he also gives epic speeches and has wrestling moves (the real Abe Lincoln was a wrestler in his youth). His long beard combined with his declaration of being the President of the World also calls Emperor Norton to mind.
  • Non-Answer: As much as G talks about being President of the Earth and wanting to bring the people of Earth together as one, he never actually gives a clear answer on who he is and what his motivations are.
  • One-Letter Name: Much like Q.
  • One Steve Limit: G is also the name of one of the low level thugs in Final Fight 3, although there is no connection between them.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Due to the fact that it is widely accepted that Chaos existed long before the Cosmos, also called the Universe, G is one to Seth. This is why Seth appeared in Street Fighter first before G did.
  • Outside-Context Problem: He is not, as far as we can tell, a member of any established faction in the Street Fighter universe, and there is zero explanation for what he is or where he gained his powers. The only leads are his possible links to Q and Gill.
  • Parts Unknown: His actual country of origin isn't specified, which fits with his theme of uniting all countries into one, but his bio at the official Japanese site averts the typically boring "unknown" listing against his nationality and uses the characters for "The Earth" — 地球 — in reference to his own global view. The flag shown above is therefore the flag of Earth, as opposed to any specific nation. However, the way he presents himself is distinctly American, since he dresses in a manner reminiscent of Abraham Lincoln, has a Southern accent with his English voice, and uses a lot of Gratuitous English with his Japanese voice. Then again, it's possible he just chose this aesthetic as being the most "publicly recognizable" stereotype of a president, especially if he is not a human at all but something else masquerading as one while having only a glancing understanding of human history and culture.
  • Physical God: He was described as a Cosmic Entity whose powers we can't fully comprehend, and his magma powers, as well as his gold tattoos matching up with the continents, suggests he's a spirit of the Earth itself, along with its president.
  • Power Glows: When powered up by his V-Trigger I, his tattoos turn black while the rest of his skin becomes gold.
  • Practical Taunt: G's taunt moves him forward slightly, which can actually be handy in catching the opponent off-guard. There's also his special move Message to the People, where he stops in the middle of a fight to give a speech, which fills his EX gauge the longer it goes on. His V-Skill II also acts as one, allowing him to keep his Presidentiality level after one knockdown, and buffs his defense up to three levels like Q.
  • President Evil: He intends on reuniting the nations of the world into becoming Pangaea with him as President, and with his big top hat, beard and suit, he resembles an evil Abraham Lincoln or Uncle Sam. However, at this point he seems to be more Ambiguously Evil than anything.
  • Public Secret Message: Leading up to his reveal, Capcom handed out pieces of a manifesto to certain players and each one posted their piece on Twitter. Eventually, they could be pieced together and the full thing could be read. The first letter of each sentence of his manifesto leading up to his reveal spell out T O P 1 + 7 A T E V O. Top 8 at EVO.
    To the people of Earth who yearn for unification
    Only you have discovered the knowledge I have bestowed upon you
    Presented with this knowledge, you will now understand my purpose
    One voice plus the seven continents to carry mankind
    All that divides us, I will Smash Over and Under to Burst
    The Impact of my dream will charge us with the power of Earth
    Every charge you build will strengthen my voice
    Victory will be achieved once we become Pangaea once again
    One world where I will be President
  • Rousing Speech: G has a special taunt in which he can give one of three speeches. Doing so will raise his EX gauge, but leaves him vulnerable to being attacked.
  • Rule of Symbolism:
    • His shtick is being the president of Earth, so he is associated with gold (a natural mineral) and magma (which flows through The Earth).
    • He's a man who claims to be the President of the Earth and his playstyle revolves around raising his Presidentiality to level 3 and maintaining it throughout the fight, much like how a real-life presidential campaign requires momentum to keep it going.
  • Seemingly Profound Fool: One of the questions that is raised about him is whether he's just some foolish man with delusions of grandeur who has been blessed with some strange powers, or if there really is something to his plan for global unification.
  • Shoryuken: G Explosion, a move exclusive to his V-Trigger II, has him perform a flaming uppercut.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: He has his sleeves rolled all the way up in his default costume. This is even mentioned in his Image Song.
  • Southern Gentleman: G has a noticeable Southern-American drawl, and always speaks to his opponents with the utmost respect.
  • Spoiler: Like Ed, Abigail, Menat, Zeku before him, his presence was alluded to by leakers, along with Falke, although their actual names remained unknown until their reveal. With G, though, the way he actually looks was a surprise, since leakers claimed that the character in question was a previously scrapped character design referred to as "The President" (seen here).
  • The Spook: Absolutely nothing is known about G beyond what the audience and the in-game characters are given at face value. Namely, that he's a guy claiming to be "President of the World" that uploads videos of himself partaking in fights against skilled warriors. Not even Shadaloo or Gill's Secret Society have any real information on him.
  • "Staying Alive" Dance Pose: G poses this way after using his projectile attack, G Burst, while in Presidentiality Level 3. He also does this pose at the end of his Idle Animation, which causes a burst of energy to release from his finger that does a ton of damage to anyone standing too close.
  • Stone Wall: G's V-Skill II is essentially a less powerful version of Q's defense buffing taunt. It can be stacked up to three times, and decreases the amount of damage G takes, and allows him to keep his Presidentiality level if he's knocked down. However, unlike Q's taunt, which lasts the whole round, G loses his buff if he gets knocked down, so he'll have to keep using the V-Skill to keep his defense up.
  • Stroke the Beard: His idle stand on the character select screen has him do this.
  • Super Mode:
    • His V-Trigger I, Maximum President, turns his entire body gold while increasing his Presidentiality to its max level. It also lets him turn his barrier into a projectile and lets him cancel his special moves into one another.
    • His V-Trigger II, Dangerous President, ignites his fists aflame and grants him access to two new special moves: G Rage, a command grab, and G Explosion, a flaming uppercut.
  • Super-Speed Reading: One of his listed special skills.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A cross between Q and Gill. From Q he gets many of his moves and animations as well as his story outfit. From Gill he gets the Messiah complex, flowery speech pattern, hammy speeches and fighting with two elements.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: The continents are incorporated into his design. His default costume obviously has the tattoos, but each of the buttons on his coat also has an image of a continent on it. His necktie in his Story costume also has an image of the American continents.
  • Take Over the World: He wants to unite every nation in the world into one and declare himself President.
  • Tarot Motifs: G represents The Fool in the 30th Anniversary Tarot Deck. The Fool is a symbol of the Wild Card, mystery, and infinite possibilities. G is a mysterious man with a goal that will surely put him in strange encounters with the rest of the cast. This card is actually shown in-game when Menat looks at him through her crystal ball. She takes it to mean that he's stupid, but after he beats her in a fight, she's unsure of what to think.
  • Theme Naming: All of his moves either begin with the letter G for Gaia or contain the word president.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Subverted. G has a lot of traits that connect him to Q, but whether or not they're the same person is left ambiguous.
  • Uncle Sam Wants You: He does this pose in the Arcade Edition intro, his Critical Art and his win pose. The fact that he has a top hat and beard helps to seal the image.
  • Underestimating Badassery: While G is a potential candidate for being one of the most powerful Street Fighters, most of the cast see him as an utter goofball and are often left perplexed after fighting him.
    Guile: I have no time for this nonsense, “Mr. President”.
    Ryu: I'm not sure how I should feel about this victory...
    Urien: You lead the world? Tell me another one, clown!
  • Use Your Head: His V-Reversal, G Revenge, has him take a bow, striking the opponent with a headbutt.
  • Walking the Earth: G is shown in his Arcade Mode ending to be travelling the world and winning people over with his speeches and Street Fighting skills. He meets Dan in Japan, Hakan in Turkey, and Elena in Kenya.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He has ambitions of ruling the world, but he seems to want the best for humanity, and promises to be a loving father to the people of Earth.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: His Destroy President throw has him hoist his opponent over his head and perform a backbreaker on his knee. His exclusive V-Trigger II move G Rage has him grab his opponent and powerslam them into the ground.
  • You All Share My Story: G is insistent that everyone and everything on Earth is connected directly to him, with "We are one" being a slogan of his.

Characters debuting in Street Fighter V: Season 4

Embodiment of the Satsui
"Your heartbeat...I will stop it!"
Origin: Japan flag 
Fighting style: Unknown (martial arts rooted in Ansatsuken)
Voiced by: note 
Fully named Kagenaru Mono ("The Shadowy One"). When Ryu attained the Mu no Ken during his battle with Necalli, he was able to fully purge the Satsui no Hado within himself. However, that energy had become powerful enough to sustain its own existence outside of Ryu's body, and took on a life of its own, manifesting in the real world as a Living Shadow. Essentially, he is Evil Ryu given physical form. He claims to be the embodiment of the Satsui no Hado itself, existing only to kill all who would oppose him. Angry with Ryu suppressing and finally rejecting him, he now sets his sights on defeating Ryu's greatest rivals - Sagat and Akuma, wanting to prove to Ryu that he is nothing without the Satsui no Hado as a part of him.

For Evil Ryu, check Street Fighter Alpha.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Thanks to his story in Street Fighter V, Kage has essentially become Capcom's version of Omen from the 2013 Killer Instinct game. It's doubtful this was deliberate, though (since they were kind of building to it in the story mode).
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Kage's Battle Outfit dresses him like an oni from folklore, including blue skin for the default color, and the other color options change his skin tone to other bright colors.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Whether Kage is truly physically real or entirely a figment of someone's imagination fueled by the Satsui no Hadou is left in the air. He defeats Akuma and Sagat and could easily kill them, but when they do not acknowledge him, he simply fades away. Spiritually enlightened or divine characters such as Necalli and Gill note Kage has no soul and isn't real.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Compared to other shotos, his defensive game is quite poor, but his offensive game is defined by insane pressure, the ability to glue himself to an opponent, and ridiculously flashy and showy combos that rip through lifebars like a plasma cutter through butter.
  • Ax-Crazy: Easily the most brutal and bloodthirsty character in the series by far, even surpassing maniacs like Vega, Juri, and Necalli. Kage utilizes the purest, most primal form of the Satsui no Hado and implements it into Ansatsuken to create a fighting style that is no longer about winning at all costs and killing the opponent efficiently, but inflicting as much pain and suffering on them as possible while doing so. Basically, Kage is less like a martial artist and more like a wild animal that just broke loose from its cage. Best demonstrated in his Raging Demon where he begins by efficiently striking his opponent's vitals like Akuma, but after four hits, he completely loses it and just savagely claws his opponent to death as he lets out an incoherent, inhuman roar.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the Satsui No Hadou within Ryu.
  • Back from the Dead: After Ryu purged the Satsui no Hado from his body, effectively killing Evil Ryu, it took on a life of its own as Kage.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His CPT 2019 costume puts him in a tuxedo.
  • Battle Aura: Like Evil Ryu and Oni in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Kage has small crimson flames wisping off his back to signify the essence of the Satsui no Hado within him.
  • Big "WHAT?!": When crush countered, he screams this.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Than any other character in the series, even Oni. Kage's supers seem to physically tear the opponent open and spill blood. In his Raging Demon he attempts to literally claw his opponent into pieces, and the way his Metsu Shoryuken is framed gives the impression that he ended up decapitating his opponent.
  • Blood Knight: The essence of Ryu’s unyielding desire to grow through battle, sans his honor and humanity, given form in the living world.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Subverted with his second V-Trigger. He calls out the name ("Rikudo Osatsu!") when he executes its exclusive Critical Art (the Shun Goku Satsu), not when he first activates it.
  • Composite Character:
    • Kage takes most of his inspiration from Evil Ryu, but with new elements added to his moveset and a general playstyle that call Oni to mind, as he has none of Evil Ryu's footsies or defensive tools and focuses on suffocating offensive pressure and flashy, hideously powerful combos like Oni did.
    • His Hadoken and Shoryuken seems to be inspired by Dan, of all people, since like Dan's Gadoken, it is a strong projectile with extremely limited range, his Shoryuken is thrown with the leading hand, similarly to Dan's Koryuken. Additionally, several of his normal punches and kicks share similar animation to Dan's.
  • Critical Existence Failure: He fades into nothingness at the end of his Character Story, after Ryu remains unafraid of Kage's power and chooses to see Kage as a separate being instead of as a part of him that he threw away.
  • Death by Irony: His entire motivation is to get revenge on Ryu by making him admit that he is nothing without the Satsui no Hado as a part of him. Ryu refuses to accept that Kage is a part of him, and instead treats him as a completely separate entity. Despite winning the battle, Kage loses the war and has a meltdown that causes him to fade away into nothingness.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of Evil Ryu as a Superpowered Evil Side and Enemy Within to Ryu. The Satsui no Hado within Ryu attempted to corrupt his mindset and act through him as a means to achieve victory at any cost, trying to make him believe that the answer he seeks is to fight opponents to the death and crave destruction, However it still retained its host's nature of seeking to fight stronger and stronger opponents, instead making him veer more towards Akuma's route. When Ryu finally purged himself of the Satsui no Hado and obtained the Mu no Ken instead, it became a separate entity named Kage. But without Ryu's desire to fight stronger opponents and improve himself, Kage completely loses any connection he may have had to his former host, and becomes his polar opposite in every way. Kage is a savage, bloodthirsty beast whose only motivation is to kill and destroy everything to prove that death is the answer that lies in the heart of battle, that he is already the strongest due to being the embodiment of the Satsui no Hado and that people sould fear him for it. In other words, without Ryu to humanize him, Kage is a Generic Doomsday Villain, exactly like Necalli. And it is precisely because he has no character, no soul, that no one else acknowledges him and he ends up going insane and destroying himself.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: While to a lesser extent than Evil Ryu in IV, Kage looks much more monstrous, with ogre-like horns and fangs, and wears Ryu's headband like a scarf.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": He's a Living Shadow whose name means "Shadow". In the Japanese version, however, he is given the full moniker "Kagenaru Mono", which means "The Shadowy One", which has slightly more subtlety.
  • Enemy Without: He's the personification of the Satsui no Hado within Ryu, which has given itself a body and name and exists outside of Ryu. Two of Kage's Arcade Mode endings — which show Ryu transforming into Evil Ryu in Street Fighter II and Evil Ryu's Street Fighter IV ending — further cement that he's Evil Ryu having manifested a body of his own.
  • Evil Laugh: Unlike his past existence as Evil Ryu, Kage is more fond of doing this. Hell, it's the very first thing he does when you select him.
    "Bwa ha ha ha ha...!"
  • Evil vs. Evil: If his Arcade Mode ending is canon, he fights Oni in order to discover the true meaning of power over death.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has a pair of small tusk-like fangs similar to Oni's.
  • Fanservice Pack: To his predecessor, Evil Ryu. Horns and fangs aside, Kage is completely shirtless, and lacks the gaping hole in his chest and the kanji burned into his back.
  • Glass Cannon: Terrifying damage, offensive pressure, and mixups, but with 900 health, he goes down fast, and with lacking footsies compared to the other shotos, he has to get in someone's face and stay there to really do well.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Invoked. Both of his Critical Arts turn the screen red with black silhouettes, along with black splatter and smear effects that make it look like he's either decapitating his opponent or so savagely beating them that their blood is splattering everywhere. They're shown intact once the effect fades, but still leaves a very gory implication regardless.
  • Hades Shaded: His body is created from the dark energy of the Satsui no Hado, and he's noticeably more tanned than Ryu.
  • High-Class Glass: His CPT 2019 costume gives him a monocle.
  • Horns of Villainy: He's Evil Ryu manifest; fittingly, he has glowing purple horns.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He's Evil Ryu given physical form, but said form isn't remotely human by any stretch of the imagination. He's made out of pure darkness and manifests himself as a shadow, allowing him to phase in and out of reality like a ghost.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: Kage wants Ryu, Sagat and Akuma to fear him and acknowledge him as the most powerful fighter, and that without him, Ryu is nothing but an empty shell. He doesn't get his way, with Sagat and Akuma both unafraid of him and calling him a mere shadow of Ryu. Ryu's lack of fear causes Kage to go through a Critical Existence Failure.
  • Ironic Echo: Kage's pre-battle quote against Ryu is "The answer destroying everything!"
  • Living Shadow: His name literally means "Shadow", and in his character story, he makes his entrance several times in the form of a shadow. This piece of concept art shows he was originally going to have a more shadowy, wraith-like appearance.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Wears a red headband like Ryu, except it's fallen around his neck, making it look like a scarf.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a Living Shadow whose name means Shadow.
  • Not So Different: From Necalli, though Kage himself would beg to differ.
    "Your nihilism speaks to me...but it tells me that you are weak!"
  • Obviously Evil: He's Ryu's Enemy Without, and it shows. Hades Shaded, glowing horns and fangs, and red eyes with black sclerae. As if to hammer the point home, he is one of the few characters who has a positive winquote against M. Bison, encouraging the dictator to continue his evil ways.
    Kage: Yes, seek power, fear, death! Bwahaha!!
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He delivers one to Akuma, mocking him for fearing the Oni he would become if he fully gave in the Satsui no Hado. Akuma, however, disregards him.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Subverted with Kage in that it's not a scarf, but Ryu's trademark red headband that has fallen around his neck.
  • Screaming Warrior: Kage screams the name of every attack at the top of his lungs. During his Raging Demon, he completely loses it and just roars like a rabid beast.
  • Shirtless Scene: He's shirtless by default.
  • Shotoclone: Unlike Evil Ryu, Kage has some significant differences, even though he uses the same style at the end of the day.
    • His Hadoken is done one-handed (like Gouken or Oni) but doesn't travel at all, which means it's more of a Gadoken. He uses two hands to perform the Shakunetsu Hadoken, however, and that one travels at full screen (though it must be charged briefly first, akin to Akuma's). He also throws his airborne Hadokens horizontally instead of Akuma’s diagonal Zanku Hadoken.
    • His Shoryuken is done front-handed (which, incidentally, is like how Dan performs the Koryuken in Street Fighter IV). He switches hands during the EX version, the Messatsu Gou Shoryu, similar to Akuma's EX Gou Shoryuken (but with the hands flipped, so lead with the front and then follow up with the reverse).
    • He lacks a Tatsumaki and instead has the "Kurekijin"; a leaping kick where he swings his back leg around once.
    • He has Evil Ryu's "Ryusokyaku" (aka "Axe Kick") from his Street Fighter IV appearances.
    • He does use some of the "lethal" Ansatsuken techniques such as the Ashura Senkuu and Misogi (both available only when he is in V-Trigger I or II, respectively; he can also do the Ashura Senkuu airborne) and his Critical Arts are the Metsu Shoryuken (Ryu's old Ultra Combo II from Super IV) and the Shun Goku Satsu/Raging Demon (V-Trigger II-exclusive).
  • Slasher Smile: Whenever his expression isn't a Death Glare, it's this. It also helps serve as a stark contrast to when he was a part of Ryu. Despite his more violent tendencies, Evil Ryu still had some of Ryu's stoicism. When separated from Ryu, Kage is a savage, bloodthirsty psychopath who delights in the agony and suffering of his prey.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: At the end of his Character Story, Ryu's words seem to cause Kage to fade from existence entirely.
  • Uncertain Doom: Even after Ryu overcomes the Satsui no Hadou in the events of A Shadow Falls, the intro to Arcade Edition shows Ryu still struggling to suppress it. Then it's shown that the Satsui no Hadou has actually manifested itself as its own being called Kage. However, Kage's own story mode ends with Ryu Talking the Monster to Death, with Kage seeming to fade from existence as quickly as he appeared. This seems to put an end to him, but this isn't the first time Ryu's Satsui no Hadou issues have been dealt with, so it's unclear if he'll come back again.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Ryu refuses to fight him and accept that he shouldn't have cast him aside, he gets pissed. When Ryu decides to treat him as a separate being entirely, he completely loses what little composure he has and fades away screaming, unable to comprehend his own existence anymore.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He is introduced and (possibly) killed off within his own Character Story.
  • Wild Hair: Evil Ryu's long-haired outfit returns as Kage's Story costume in V.
  • World's Strongest Man: Deconstructed. He defeats Sagat and Akuma with relative ease and, if his Street Fighter V arcade ending is to go by, can go toe-to-toe with Oni. However, for all his power, he only craves acknowledgment and fear that his opponents don't ever give him. This drives him mad.

Metro City Cop
"Do the crime, you do the time."
Origin: USA flag 
Fighting style: Police training
Voiced by:note 
Full name Lucia Morgan. Crossing over into the world of Street Fighter from Final Fight 3, Lucia is an officer of Metro City's Special Criminal Investigation Unit. With the reputation of her department restored after Mike Haggar cleaned up the corruption of the Mad Gear gang, she later succeeded in dismantling the Skull Cross gang along with Haggar, Guy, and a fighter named Dean who had a personal vendetta against the gang for killing his family. By the time of V, Lucia remains as dedicated as ever to upholding the law in Metro City. She has received orders from Haggar himself to investigate those involved with Mad Gear, and report her findings to Cody, who became Haggar's successor as Mayor of Metro City.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Lucia seems to be a lot more upbeat and enthusiastic in V compared to Final Fight 3.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Just like Maki, official art shows that Lucia has some noticeable biceps. Her sprites, however, merely give Lucia an athletic build. Her model in Street Fighter V, especially when wearing more Stripperific costumes, calls attention to her abs and muscular thighs.
  • Americans Are Cowboys: Her swimsuit costume is a skimpy cowgirl-themed outfit.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her original outfit from Final Fight 3, which returns as her Nostalgia costume.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: According to her profile, Lucia has a tendency to slack off at times. That said, she is not someone to be crossed while on duty, since she's a very talented fighter.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Very aggressive when enforcing the law and sports a strong Nuyoricannote  accent.
  • The Bus Came Back: Prior to her reappearance in V, Lucia had fallen off the radar since her debut in Final Fight 3 in 1995, save for the rare background cameo in spin-off media.
  • Cool Shades: Her default has her wearing a pair above the brim of her hat, while her Battle Outfit has her actually wear them over her eyes.
  • Fair Cop: In stark contrast to the other police officers seen in her home series such as Edi E.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Her default, Battle, and Nostalgia outfits all include these.
  • Fragile Speedster: She retains her high mobility from Final Fight 3 as one of the fastest fighters in the game.
  • Glass Cannon: Lucia is very fast, has long range, and incorporates powerful mixups into her moveset. The catch? She has the lowest health in the game along with the likes of Cammy and Kage.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: She tells Cody that if he gets careless, things can get al garete (messy or disastrous)note  real quick.
  • Hurricane Kick: Her moveset incorporates several of these, more than her original incarnation.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Her Japanese voice actress uses it as a stand-in for her Puerto Rican accent.
  • Kick Chick: Lucia's style focuses heavily on kicks, and because of this she has some of the longest-reaching attacks in the game.
  • Lawman Baton: Her signature weapon, which she pulls out during her 2nd V-Trigger.
  • Lethal Chef: Hinted at in the manual for Final Fight 3 and her bio in that game's Attract Mode. Her hobby is cooking, but her bio admits she's not a very good one. Her favorite food is listed as Instant Noodles. As of her Street Fighter V profile, she dislikes cooking now, but she still likes that ramen. Her Street Fighter V arcade ending suggests that the reason is her inability to follow recipes (as opposed to rules, as the game points out).
  • Playing with Fire: Her staple element. Taken Up to Eleven with her 1st V-Trigger, which enhances almost all of her moves with fire effects.
  • Race Lift: Somewhat. In Final Fight 3, it was heavily implied she was a white American girl, with the surname "Morgan" suggesting she has Welsh ancestry, but in SFV it's now heavily implied she has Puerto Rican ancestry.
  • Retcon: Her story in V mentions her battling the Mad Gear Gang. However, in Final Fight 3, her only appearance prior to V, she didn't fight the Mad Gear Gang, but the Skull Cross Gang, who attempted to take over Metro City after the fall of Mad Gear. She also mentions battling them alongside her old friend Cody, even though she and Cody never had any interaction with each other in the Final Fight series, with Cody only appearing in the first game and Lucia only being in the third game.
  • She's Got Legs: Like Maki, her outfit puts heavy emphasis on them and they are toned due to her kick-heavy fighting style. This even extends to her new police uniform and other alternate costumes.
  • Ship Tease: Menat's win quote against Lucia seems to imply that she and Dean from Final Fight 3 are going to end up together, or possibly Cody, what with the apparent retcons to her backstory turning her and Cody into old friends.
    Menat: I can see into your future.. There's a meeting...with an old friend... And
  • Shout-Out: One of her V-Triggers is "Burning Fight", one of the many beat-em-ups aping Final Fight that followed its release. The game is set in Osaka, and she speaks in Kansai-ben to further to the joke in her Japanese audio.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Lucia's playstyle bears a number of similarities to El Fuerte from Street Fighter IV: both characters' movesets are built around a special move which involves running forward at high speed which allows them to access additional moves. Both characters also happen to be Lethal Chefs and utilize wrestling moves in their movesets.
  • Stripperiffic: Oddly enough, the intro of Final Fight 3 has Lucia dressed in more formal (and more conservative) police attire.
  • Suplex Finisher: One of her throws.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Her Nostalgia costume.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has some freckles around her nose and the spunky attitude to match.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her new default outfit includes a pair of pinstripe thigh high stockings.

Characters debuting in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition / Season V

Origin: Japan flag 
Fighting style: Hakkyokuken
Voiced by: TBD
Full name Akira Kazama. A Japanese student who attends Seijyun Girls High School and first appeared in Rival Schools. While her exterior projects an image of coarse toughness as a biker, getting to know her reveals she is actually a rather withdrawn and quiet, yet kind-hearted person. While the main story of Street Fighter ran its course, a series of mysterious occurrences surrounding several Japanese high schools took place. Akira set out on her own, donning her brother Daigo's motorcycle gear and disguising herself as a man in order to uncover the truth behind his disappearance by enrolling in Gedo High, an all-male school of delinquents. With the help of Daigo's fellow gang members Eiji "Edge" Yamada and Gan Isurugi, Akira found and rescued her brother, who had been kidnapped and brainwashed by a prodigy from Justice High named Hyo Imawano, a member of a ninja clan that sought world domination. However, not even a year had passed when another member of Hyo's clan, Kurow Kirishima, decided to continue what Hyo started and brainwashed Daigo again. Akira once more fought to save her brother, this time with the aid of her Seijyun classmates Aoi "Zaki" Himezaki and Yurika Kirishima, Kurow's kind-hearted sister.
  • Biker Babe: Motorcycles are one of her primary interests, but despite the hellish appearance of her motorcycle gear (her helmet is adorned with a skull and the shoulder pads of her jacket are studded with spikes and the same skull design as her helmet), she's actually not that intimidating as a person. In fact, she's quite kind-hearted and is something of a Shrinking Violet at worst.
  • Guest Fighter: After Sakura paid a visit to Rival Schools, Akira returns the favor in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (although, as a Shared Universe, her appearance here is more akin to the Final Fight characters who crossed over from that series).


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