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.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Story
- 3 Gameplay
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Stage Themes
- 6 Gallery
- 7 See also
- 8 References
Darun is a dark-skinned Indian who has a muscular build similar to Zangief. He has short black hair, a matching sharp mustache, an red indian 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.
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 ending
(Japanese version) 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 ending
"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 EX3 ending
In his Street Fighter EX3 ending, Darun finally reveals his new found purpose for himself as he thinks. "Young lads have no guts these days!" Sometime later, Darun becomes a master and instructor of Indraut Wrestling as he teaches his students to learn the Indra Bridge until he angrily scolds them from their wrong performance ("You fools! That's not Indra Bridge! It's an ordinary bridge!").
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 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".
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.
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 DDT, and his signature move is a 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 his/her opponent fall on impact after execution.
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 which Darun forms himself as a bridge and sends his opponent flying by lifting his stomach until he stands up dealing damage until the opponent fell into the ground. This move serves as his combo extender. His third Super Combo is the Supreme Brahma Bomb; Darun grabs his/her opponent and jumps so high while wiggling his opponent to make a powerbomb on impact dealing heavy damage. 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.
- Super Street Fighter IV newcomer Hakan is very similar to Darun in terms of appearance, as well as in some of his moves.
- 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).
- Darun's moves in Street Fighter EX plus α
- Darun's moves in Street Fighter EX2 Plus
- Darun's moves in Street Fighter EX3
|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 · V. Rosso|