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Eagle (イーグル Īguru?) is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing as a non-playable opponent in the original Street Fighter. He would later return as a playable fighter in the crossover game Capcom vs. SNK 2 before eventually joining the cast of Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper. He is an English bouncer, gentleman and a master of the stick fighting martial art, Bōjutsu.

Biography[]

Appearance[]

Eagle is a tall, muscular fighter with blond hair arranged in a pompadour; he also has a mustache, and a scar on each side of his face. His pomp, braces (suspenders), and formal dress are designed to make him a mixed counter-culture counterpart to Birdie, a punk; both are also named after golfing terms (an eagle is a score of two shots below par, whereas a birdie is one below par).

In the original Street Fighter, Eagle's outfit consisted of a dinner suit without the jacket, a bow tie, and suspenders. However, in Capcom vs. SNK 2 and the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3, he wears a white dress shirt with a red ascot tie, black pants, white gloves, dark dress shoes and his braces. His Shadaloo C.R.I. profile has him barehanded and without the ascot; his arms are also visibly hairy, and his pants has a lighter shade.

Concept[]

Eagle's initial design in the original Street Fighter is a homage to the character Petrov (a bodyguard hired by noblemen) portrayed by Robert Baker from the Bruce Lee film, Fist of Fury.

Starting with Capcom vs. SNK 2, Eagle was given a redesign (based off his appearance in the Street Fighter Alpha manga) which also served as an homage to Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the British rock group Queen. Besides his physical appearance, several of Eagle's quotes reference the lyrics of Queen songs (such as his voiced line "No time for losers" or his win quote "I’m having such a good time. No one has the right to stop this!"). As a reference to Mercury's well-publicized bisexuality, Eagle is strongly implied to be homosexual by some of his dialog, such as telling Cammy that he's "not into young women" and telling Morrigan that she won't be able to seduce him.

Character Relationships[]


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Sagat[]

Guile[]

Zangief[]

Rolento[]

Sakura[]

Story[]

Street Fighter[]

Eagle was born in the UK. A cold-blooded individual, Eagle is a bouncer who was employed as a newly-rich noble family's bodyguard. He was hired to defeat Sagat, but was unsuccessful and returned to the bar scene, eventually becoming a living legend.

Street Fighter Alpha 3[]

In the GBA and PSP version of Street Fighter Alpha 3, Eagle appears as a playable character. Eagle seeks to perfect the beauty of his style, and find a perfect duel to match. He finds Guile and, knowing he is the bravest and strongest fighter in the Air Force, wants to test him. Guile refuses, saying that he is busy, but Eagle persists they fight nonetheless. After Eagle wins their match, he wants to know what Guile's mission is. Guile tells him he is on a mission to stop a narcotics ring called Shadaloo, and has heard rumors about Sagat joining them. Once Eagle hears this, he decides to find the Muay Thai King in order to test his long-time rival.

Finally, he finds Sagat, and finds it unfitting to see the former Muay Thai King reduced to a mere Shadaloo goon. M. Bison is intrigued to see Sagat defeated by Eagle, and fights him, but emerges the victor. Guile asks him to help do one more thing; rescue Charlie and destroy the Psycho Drive. While they infiltrate Shadaloo's headquarters, they find Charlie trapped in the Psycho Drive Power Plant. Eagle then destroys the machine with his perfected fighting skills and saves Charlie from harm. Eagle is excited that he had the chance to be back on the battlefield and thanks Guile, Chun-Li, and Charlie for the experience.

Crossover appearances[]

Capcom vs. SNK series[]

Eagle made his playable debut in Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001. He also appeared as a card in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS.

Comics[]

Street Fighter Alpha manga[]

Eagle appeared in Masahiko Nakahira's Street Fighter Alpha manga (years before his actual comeback in the games) as an opponent seemingly killed by Adon. The same happened with Final Fight character Maki in Nakahira's Sakura Ganbaru! manga. Both made their comeback in Capcom vs. SNK 2, with slight redesigns inspired by their manga appearances.

Gameplay[]

Fighting style[]

Eagle's fighting style, in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX and the hardcover version of Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia, is stated to be bōjutsu, a type of Japanese martial art involving the use of a single staff. Using two sticks however, his fighting style bears more resemblance to Eskrima; a Filipino martial art involving a variety of weapons (especially with sticks like Eagle's) and open-handed techniques. Each of Eagle's special attacks and Super Combos are named after a British city, locale, or historical reference mixed in with a color motif.

Moveset[]


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One notable aspect of Eagle is that regardless of what button is pressed, Eagle always uses his sticks when striking opponents. Unusual for a fighter, Eagle does not have any command normals.

Subpages[]

Quotes[]

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Gallery[]

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Sprites[]

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Music[]

Trivia[]

  • He is one of the first two characters to wield a weapon in the series, along with Geki.
  • After fighting Adon in Street Fighter Alpha 3, Eagle says "So little has changed since I saw you last...", a reference to the fact that both were in the original Street Fighter, and that neither had been in the same game again until then.
    • Adon made a cameo appearance in Street Fighter IV, before making a full return for Super Street Fighter IV, but Eagle has not been seen since Street Fighter Alpha 3.
    • It could also be presumed (story-wise), that Eagle has probably fought Adon before.
  • Mr. Big from SNK's Art of Fighting and The King of Fighters series is a confirmed practitioner of the Filipino martial art Eskrima (officially called Arnis), and shares many similarities with Eagle's own take of Bojutsu, possessing some similar attributes.
  • In the original Street Fighter, Eagle's stage is in front of a castle (presumably that of the noble family he works as a bodyguard for) standing in British countryside and overlooking a lake in a valley. The English castle background from Cammy's stage in the Street Fighter II games is reminiscent of Eagle's background.
  • Dudley shares some similarities with Eagle; he also wears a dinner suit and hails from England, and has the same characteristics of being a gentleman and upholding chivalrous values.
    • While Necro is completely different from Eagle in terms of visual appearance, two of his special moves (Flying Viper and Tornado Hook) are highly reminiscent of Eagle's moves from the original Street Fighter.
  • In Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, it is shown that Eagle and Zangief have some sort of rivalry before they fight. However, this is somewhat dubious, since they have never been shown interacting with each other. Rather, it is more likely that said intro is actually based in the fact that both of them have similar special moves (Zangief's Double Lariat and Eagle's Manchester Black).
  • Eagle is actually the first original Street Fighter character to make an appearance in one of the crossover games (Capcom vs. SNK 2) before re-appearing in a mainline game.
  • Even though Eagle is said to practice Bōjutsu, his fighting style and country of origin may be more closely associated with the British "Bartitsu".
  • In Capcom vs SNK 2 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX's Japanese version, Eagle's win quotes and post match dialogue have innuendo towards male characters, hinting that he may be gay. This would make Eagle the first homosexual character in the series.

See also[]

References[]

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)
Spin-offs
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 Characters
Playable Ken · Ryu
CPU Only Adon · Birdie · Eagle · Geki · Gen · Joe · Lee · Mike · Retsu · Sagat
SNK vs. Capcom Characters
The Match of the Millennium Akuma · Chun-Li · Dan · Evil Ryu · Guile
Ken · M. Bison · Ryu · Sakura · Zangief
Millennium Fight 2000 Balrog · Blanka · Cammy · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Sagat · Vega
Mark of the Millennium 2001 Eagle · Kyosuke · Maki · Rolento · Shin Akuma · Yun
SVC Chaos Hugo · Violent Ken
Street Fighter Alpha Characters
Alpha Adon · Akuma · Birdie · Charlie · Chun-Li · Dan · Guy
Ken · M. Bison · Rose · Ryu · Sagat · Sodom
Alpha 2 Original Dhalsim · Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Zangief
Console Shin Akuma
Gold Cammy
Alpha 3 Original Balrog · Blanka · Cody · E. Honda · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika · Vega
Console Dee Jay · Fei Long · Guile · T. Hawk
Upper Eagle · Maki · Yun
MAX Ingrid
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