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Darun Mister (ダラン・マイスター Daran Maisutā?) is a video game character from the Street Fighter EX series, first appearing in Street Fighter EX as a secret character. He is an Indian wrestling champion and personal bodyguard for Pullum Purna.



Darun is a dark-skinned Indian who has a muscular build somewhat close to Zangief. He has short black hair, a matching sharp mustache, an red Bindi mark on his forehead and eyes with no visible pupils. He wears black wrestling shorts with a matching black wrestling belt and boots. He also wears gold bracelets in each sides of his wrists.

His alternate appearance consist of light orange wrestling shorts and a black strap on the center on his wrestling belt. He is barefoot, barehanded and wears gold leg warmers. His outfit is his traditional wrestling attire.

In Street Fighter EX2 and onward, he has black wrestling trunks, his boots have gold designs in each sides and his gold bracelet on his wrists also have designs.

In Fighting EX Layer, Darun remains largely the same only he is accessorized with a black championship belt with a gold elephant emblem at the left side, and red and white checkered sash tied at the left side on his wrestling trunks as its ribbons are hanging loose.


Darun Mister's appearance, as well as his fighting style, are largely inspired by The Great Gama, a well known Pehlwani wrestler active from the 1900s to the 1930s.

Besides The Great Gama, Darun is possibly based on a well known Turkish wrestler, Koca Yusuf.

Character Relationships[]

Pullum Purna[]

Darun acts as Pullum's personal bodyguard, accompanying her on her travels.


Darun is close friends with Zangief, with Zangief being a friendly rival. They also had formed several tag teams. Furthermore, during the events of Street Fighter V, Darun gave Zangief his chess piece that was needed to stop Shadaloo's Black Moons plan.


Street Fighter EX series[]


Darun hears of Zangief's legendary wrestling prowess and, bored with his inferior opponents, seeks out the Russian to prove to himself that he is indeed the world's ultimate fighter. He also acts as a bodyguard for Pullum.


Street Fighter EX[]

Darun, the strongest wrestler in India has just become the strongest wrestler in the world. He has been approaching by numerous challengers ever since he became champion. Darun will continue the fight, until he gains the privelege to call himself the strongest. "Uoo! Chozetsu Kishin Bomb"

Street Fighter EX Plus α[]

"You don't get it! Youngster!" Darun, the strongest wrestler in India has just become the strongest wrestler in the world. He has been approaching by numerous challengers ever since he became champion. Darun will continue the fight, until he gains the privelege to call himself the strongest. "Wooh! INDRA BRIDGE!"

Street Fighter EX2 Plus[]

Darun obtained the opportunity to battle the masters of the world once again. The fruits of his journey will soon be known during his future activities. Darun will be keeping himself busy forever, or at least as long as the young lady is around.

Street Fighter EX3[]

Darun thinks to himself, "Young lads have no guts to these days!" At that moment, Darun discovered a new purpose for himseplf. Sometime later... Darun can be heard training his students, "Indra Bridge! Ten times! Now! One, two, three... You fools! That's not Indra Bridge! That's an ordinary bridge!" It may be a while before we see the successor of Darun...

Shadaloo C.R.I. profile[]

Darun is an Indian bodyguard who accompanies his employer Pullum, while she enjoys her travels across the world, fighting strong warriors. He is the champion of Indraut (インドラウト Indorauto?), an Indian version of wrestling where only the bravest participate. He is friends with Zangief, with whom he has a mutual understanding with. They also had formed a tag team at one point called; "Ultimate Meteo Tag Team".[1]

Though Darun does not make a physical appearance in Street Fighter V, he is the friend to whom Zangief entrusted his "chess piece" to and later gives back when it is needed to defeat Shadaloo.[1]

Other appearances[]

Fighting EX Layer[]


Darun Mister in Fighting EX Layer

Darun appears as one of the playable characters in Fighting EX Layer.

After being spoke by the God of Indraut from his dream, he resigned his role for being as Pullum's bodyguard and made his way to Japan. He was utterly defeated by Garuda and left on the verge of death but was protected and rescued by Gougi. Darun later recovers from his serious injuries and becomes a completely determined person in order to defeat Garuda once again.


Fighting style[]

Darun fights using Indraut wrestling.


As a wrestler, Darun's fighting style is similar to Zangief's. He also possesses similar full-circle moves, known as Indra Bridge and Brahma Bomb, his signature throw is a spinning DDT, and his signature move is a flipping power bomb. His Dusk Lariat is a series of clotheslines.

In Fighting EX Layer, Darun retains all of his moves from the Street Fighter EX series. His Brahma Bomb deals heavy damage to his opponent, his Lariat has flaming properties and his Indra Bridge gains additional damage when the opponent falls on impact after execution.

Super Combo[]

Throughout the EX series, Darun utilizes his moves in Indraut Wrestling.

His first Super Combo is the Dusk Lariat; Darun unleashes a series of lariats to his opponent four times. In Fighting EX Layer, it gains flaming properties. His second Super Combo is the Indra Bridge; Darun arches his back into a bridge position striking the opponent with his abdomen, this bounces them high into the air where they can either fall back to the ground or be caught with a combo extender. His third Super Combo is the Supreme Brahma Bomb; Darun grabs his opponent and jumps high into the air while flipping his opponent over into a power bomb, dealing heavy damage on impact. This move is similar to Zangief's Final Atomic Buster Super Combo and his Ultimate Atomic Buster Ultra Combo. In Fighting EX Layer, his execution of the move is no longer skyward as Darun normally jumps to execute the move but in a slower pace. His Meteor Combo is the Gamble of Darun known as G.O.D. for short. During this execution, while the button input command is on screen, Darun begins to headbutt his opponent followed by utilizing all of his basic wrestling techniques to deal more heavy damage.


  • Darun is the second Indian character to be introduced in the series, after Dhalsim. Interestingly, both share the same stage and theme music in Street Fighter EX Plus α for the PlayStation.
  • In the Arcade version, Darun share the same stage with M.Bison.
  • Darun is also very similar to Azam. Both are similar in appearance and build, both are brown skinned and have bindis on their forehead, both are wrestlers and friends with Zangief and finally, both are servants/bodyguards to a young Arabian (Pullum and Rashid respectively).
  • Ric Flair's daughter Charlotte Flair utilizes the Figure Eight submission manuever known as Bridging Figure Four Leg-Lock that resembles Darun's Indra Bridge. Unlike the move to launch his opponent with his stomach, Charlotte locks the opponent's leg with a figure four leg-lock while forming a bridge.
  • His surname, Mister, is incorrectly translated; due to how it's spelled in Japanese (マイスター, Maisutā), its English translation should actually be "Meister", the German word for "master".
  • His first name, Darun, is actually a Bengali word that means "Great". Couple that with the correct translation of his last name, Meister, and his name means "Great Master".
  • The "Ta So Ga Re" in the name of Darun's theme, "Indra Bridge of Ta So Ga Re", is the phonetic, Romanized spelling of the Japanese word for "twilight" (黄昏, tasogare). The best ways to fully translate the title would be to write the word "twilight" as if it is being either said letter by letter (Indra Bridge of T-W-I-L-I-G-H-T) or syllabically (Indra Bridge of TWI-LIGHT).
  • Darun is currently the only Street Fighter EX character to have had a role in the main series canon, being the one who gave Zangief his chess piece in Street Fighter V. He does not make a on-screen appearance however.

Stage Themes[]


Darun Mister/Gallery

See also[]


Street Fighter series Playable Characters
Main Series
SF Logo Ken · Ryu
Street-fighter-ii-logo The World Warrior Blanka · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Guile · Zangief
Champion Edition Balrog · M. Bison · Sagat · Vega
Super Cammy · Dee Jay · Fei Long · T. Hawk
Super Turbo Akuma
Ultra Violent Ken
SFAlogo Alpha Adon · Birdie · Charlie Nash · Dan · Guy · Rose · Sodom
Alpha 2 Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Shin Akuma
Alpha 3 Cody · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika
Alpha 3 Upper Eagle · Maki
Alpha 3 MAX Ingrid
Street fighter iii logo New Generation Alex · Dudley · Elena · Ibuki
Necro · Oro · Sean · Yang · Yun
2nd Impact Gill · Hugo · Urien
3rd Strike Makoto · Q · Remy · Twelve
Street fighter iv logo IV Abel · C. Viper · El Fuerte · Gouken · Rufus · Seth
Super Hakan · Juri
Arcade Edition Oni
Ultra Decapre · Poison
SFV-Logo-R-3 V F.A.N.G · Laura · Necalli · Rashid
Season 2 Abigail · Ed · Kolin · Menat · Zeku
Season 3 Falke · G
Season 4 Kage · Lucia
Season 5 Akira · Eleven · Luke
Street fighter 6 logo 6 Jamie · JP · Kimberly · Lily · Manon · Marisa
Year 1 A.K.I.
Year 2 Mai (Guest) · Terry (Guest)
Street Fighter The Movie Logo Arkane · Blade · F7 · Khyber · Sawada
Street-fighter-ii--the-animated-movie Cyborg
Sfexlogo EX Allen · Blair · C. Jack · Darun · D. Dark
Hokuto · Kairi · Pullum · Skullomania
EX Plus Bloody Hokuto · Cycloid-β · Cycloid-γ · Garuda
EX2 Hayate · Nanase · Shadowgeist · Sharon
EX2 Plus Area · V. Rosso
EX3 Ace · Bison II
Marvel vs. Capcom Logo MSHvSF Cyber-Akuma · Dark Sakura · Mech-Zangief · Shadow
MvC Shadow Lady
SFO Shin
Street Fighter EX Characters
EX Original Akuma · Allen · Blair · Chun-Li · C. Jack · Darun · D. Dark · Guile
Hokuto · Kairi · Ken · Pullum · Ryu · Skullomania · Zangief
Plus Bloody Hokuto · Cycloid-β · Cycloid-γ · Evil Ryu · Garuda · M. Bison
Plus α Dhalsim · Sakura
EX2 Original Blanka · Hayate · Nanase · Shadowgeist · Sharon · Vega
Plus Area · Sagat · V. Rosso
EX3 Ace · Bison II
CPU Only Shin-Bison · Cycloids · Zako
Fighting Layer Characters
Fighting Layer Allen · Blair
Fighting EX Layer Original Darun · D. Dark · Garuda · Hayate · Jack · Kairi
Sanane · Shadowgeist · Shirase · Skullomania
Downloadable Area · Hokuto · Pullum · Sharon · Terry (Guest) · V. Rosso