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"Buenas noches (Good night)"
—El Gado, Final Fight Revenge

El Gado (エル ガド Eru Gado?), also known as "E.G.", is a character from the Final Fight series. He is a member of the Mad Gear Gang, a knife expert who answers to Rolento.



El Gado's appearances changes wildly between games, but what stays consistent is that he is a tall, thin man with black hair who wears fatigues, carries a knife (or several), and usually sports a mustache and beard. He often wears a headband, but in some appearances, he wears a beanie. In Final Fight and its variations, he wore green, but in the Street Fighter Alpha series, he had a dull yellow outfit. His fellow foot soldier, Holly Wood, shares a very similar appearance. El Gado is of Hispanic origin, and his fighting style is Souo-katsuken (Double Scorpion Tail technique).

In his Street Fighter V profile artwork, El Gado sports a white bandana, along with a greenish-white outfit with several belts holding knives strapped to his chest. He also wears green wraps around his wrists and ankles.


El Gado is portrayed as being a very stoic and secretive person, not telling many people about his past. He always sleeps with one eye open, causing him to be feared by many, even his friends. However, he seems to maintain a good relationship with Holly Wood, as the two regularly compete in knife throwing.[1]



El Gado's past is largely unknown, but apparently before coming to Metro City, he was trained in guerrilla warfare. Final Fight Revenge reveals his reason for joining the Mad Gear Gang, namely wanting to kill Rolento, who is apparently responsible for the death of his family.

Final Fight[]

El Gado appears in Final Fight as a common foot soldier for the Mad Gear Gang, working under Belger's orders in his bid to retain control over Metro City.

Final Fight Revenge[]

Final Fight Revenge expands on El Gado's backstory, revealing his desire for revenge against Rolento. In his ending, El Gado finally catches Rolento alone and puts a knife to his throat, causing Rolento to frantically bargain with him, telling him they can work it out and that he can make El Gado a very powerful man.[2] Since Rolento is still alive by the time of Street Fighter Alpha 2, and El Gado is apparently still working for him (as seen in Rolento's win poses), it is likely he has accepted the offer.

Gameplay and fighting style[]

In the original Final Fight, El Gado is considered one of the elite foot soldiers of Mad Gear, showing exceptional agility, prowess and stamina (he, along with Andore, Poison and Wong Who, have the largest amount of HP in a non-boss character). His style is akin to Holly Wood, which relies on slides and gut punches while unarmed. During his idle stance, he can produce a knife and attack with a gut stab, a flying stabbing attack or throw the knife from a far distance.

Other appearances[]

Street Fighter animated series[]

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  • His name is derived from the Spanish word delgado, which means "slim".



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Final Fight Characters
Protagonists Carlos · Cody · Dean · Guy · Haggar · Kyle · Lucia · Maki
FFLogo.png Enemies Axl · Bill Bull · Billy and Sid · Bred · Dug · El Gado · G. Oriber · Holly Wood
Hugo (Andore Family) · J · Jake · Simons
Slash · Two P · Poison · Roxy · Wong Who
Bosses Damnd · Sodom · Edi. E · Rolento · Abigail · Belger
MightyFFLogo.png Enemies Serge
Bosses The Katana Brothers
FF2Logo.png Enemies Atlas · Bull · Elias · Elick · Elijah · Eliot · Eliza and Robert
Jack · Joe · Jony · Mark · Mary and Leon · Mic · Schot
Bosses Won Won · Freddie · Bratken · Philippe · Retu
FF3Logo.png Enemies Arby · Billy · Dirk · Fat Jack · Fritz · G
Hunter · Joe · Johnny · May · Ray · Rick
Bosses Dave · Callman · Caine · Drake · Wong · Stray · Black
FFStreetwiseLogo.png Enemies Metro City Thugs · The Stiff's Guards · Dogs · Blue Ballers
Guy's Henchmen · Glow Heads · Killer Chefs · Mob · Pit-fighters
Bosses Devin Aranoc · Lou · Nicky Wissell · Blades · Pestilence · Father Bella
Supporting characters Allies · Celeste · Chang · Genryusai Family · Jessica · Paco
Pedestrians · Police · Shiro · Sims · Vanessa · Vito Bracca
Final Fight Revenge Characters
Playable Cody · Damnd · Edi. E · El Gado · Guy · Hugo
Haggar · Poison · Rolento · Sodom
CPU Only Zombie Belger