- "Remember me as a messenger from the stars..."
- —Ingrid (Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX)
- "Good job! I needed some practice in holding back my strength anyway!"
- —Ingrid (Capcom Fighting Evolution)
Ingrid (イングリッド Inguriddo?), also known by the name of her emblem, Eternal Goddess and code, Isis, is a video game character who was originally set to appear in the canceled fighting game Capcom Fighting All-Stars. Instead she would make her debut in Capcom Fighting Evolution before being added to the cast of Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX. She is an enigmatic and powerful being of unknown origin with an important yet mysterious destiny.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Story
- 3 Crossover appearances
- 4 Gameplay
- 5 Subpages
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Stage themes
- 8 See Also
- 9 References
Ingrid was originally designed by Hidetoshi "Neo_G" Ishizawa and Yoshinori Ono alongside three other original characters who were also set to debut in Capcom Fighting All-Stars; D.D., Rook, and Death, all four of which are collectively known as the Code Holders.
Despite her appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX and various other Street Fighter media, her potential canon status within the mainline Street Fighter lore is and has often been up for debate.
Ingrid has long, silver hair with bangs and two, large gold pins, one on each side of her head. Her outfit resembles that of a schoolgirl like Sakura's, consisting of a violet, long-sleeved top with white accents, gold buttons, and a white bow below the collar; a matching, short, pleated skirt with a white petticoat; white gloves; brown tights; and black, high-heeled Mary Janes with a bow on each instep. The golden emblem on her crests depicts the sun, bull horns, foliage, and the focused Eye of Isis. In addition her irises are red in color.
Based on her Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX in-game profile and the Street Fighter V website, Ingrid is the shortest and lightest playable Street Fighter character to date, standing at only 5' (152 cm) and weighing 86 lbs (39 kg). The Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia, however, incorrectly states her height to be at around 5'10" (179 cm) and her weight at 108 lbs (49 kg).
Ingrid is an extremely powerful being who detests dark forces such as the evil nature of the Satsui no Hado. Wise and intelligent, despite her apparent physical age, she also has a playful and mischievous side which includes the tickling of defeated opponents, yet also displays an unusual desire for power. Furthermore, she holds Ryu and Rose in high regard.
She often comes across as aloof and more often than not tends to not take her fights seriously. This is evidenced by her animations in Alpha 3 MAX, especially her fighting stance where she simply stands still, occasionally brushing her hair to one side, as opposed to other Street Fighter characters where they take stances according to their respective fighting styles. In terms of her playful side, she tends to simply toy with her opponents in miscellaneous ways, from simply leaning over and poking them with her index finger to graffitiing their faces with black ink as well as "punishing" them with a paddle, as seen in official artwork featured in the book SF20: The Art of Street Fighter.
Little, if anything, is known about Ingrid; however, Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX presents some possibilities about her true origins. Seeking to reclaim "it", Ingrid sets off, fearing that something terrible would happen if she did not do so quickly. She eventually is confronted by Evil Ryu and recognizing that a power has control over him, tells him that it is too much for him to control. Disregarding this Ryu tries to attack her, forcing Ingrid to fight. After being defeated, Ryu comes to his senses and thanks Ingrid, with her informing him that he was being controlled. Ryu recalls that something strange happened to him after he encountered M.Bison, someone Ingrid was told to be on the look out for. Believing that it is Bison who possesses what she is after, Ingrid departs, wishing Ryu luck in his training. This leaves him confused on how she knows him.
Ingrid next encounters Rose, who states that she is unable to read Ingrid's past or future. Questioned on her intentions to confront Bison, Ingrid tells Rose that the power Bison holds is dangerous and that she must get it back. Wary of Ingrid's claims and intent on sealing Bison's power, Rose decides to fight her. After defeating Rose, Ingrid tells her not to worry and that the power was originally "ours". Claiming it will only take 15 minutes to defeat Bison, Ingrid then leaves, with Rose still unable to read her future.
Ingrid finally confronts Bison and informs him that she will seal his Psycho Power while also demanding he return what he stole form her. Bison then recognizes the crest on Ingrid's head, surmising that she is tied to the Psycho Drive. Ingrid chastises Bison for giving it a silly name and tells him that he could never master her power. Unimpressed, Bison tells Ingrid he will destroy her with his Psycho Power, with Ingrid criticizing him for impudence. After being defeated, Bison flees back to the Psycho Drive, with Ingrid giving chase. At the Psycho Drive, Bison attacks Ingrid and draws power from the machine, which in turn reveals that it's being powered by one of Ingrid's crests. The crest's power overloads the machine and Bison's body is destroyed. Ingrid states that her crest was too much for the machine and that her power is too much for a human to handle. She then takes the Psycho Drive and is seen traveling to the year 201X, where she is able to see what becomes of Ryu in the future.
Capcom Fighters Network
Ingrid's Capcom Fighters Network character profile disregards her story from Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, amending her backstory to be more in line with how she was originally going to be portrayed in Capcom Fighting All-Stars. Here, she is known as the Natural Code of the mysterious group known as the Code Holders, her power having been spontaneously activated. She is a girl of many mysteries who possesses a unique power and an important destiny, fighting in a style that makes fun of her opponent through the use of her mystical powers and small stature. She has a deep connection with a fellow Code Holder; Death, what this relationship is was never revealed, however they both share the same silver colored hair and while Ingrid has longevity, Death has a shorter life span.
Notably, Ingrid is the only playable character in the main series whose character profile is not labelled under Street Fighter V, instead being labelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars due to her non-canon status in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX.
When asked if Ingrid could return as DLC for Street Fighter V, producer Ono stated that "it would be possible however a lot of things have to be done before her". Nevertheless, Karin would later get a paid DLC costume based on Ingrid for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.
Before cancellation, some plot details of Capcom Fighting All-Stars revealed that Ingrid was one of three Code Holders (the other two being D.D. and Rook) contacted by Mike Haggar, who are needed to defuse a bomb called Laughing Sun, hidden in Metro City by a character known as Death. She is also given the nickname "Eternal Ray" (永遠の陽光（エターナルレイ）?), likely relating to a ray of sunshine, given her attack theme. Concept art of the game also revealed that she was going to have an alternate form named "Dark Ingrid."
After the cancellation of Capcom Fighting All-Stars, Ingrid, unlike the other three original characters, was remade as a 2D sprite for Capcom Fighting Evolution. Her gameplay is for the most part unchanged, outside her Sunshot traveling a much farther distance and the loss of her Sun Octopus move. Her arcade ending depicts her banishing Pyron, after which she decides to take off her gold crests.
Ingrid is included as one of 10 S-grade Capcom character cards in SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS, with her artwork being drawn by SNK artist Takkun.
Ingrid's model from Capcom Fighting All-Stars was used as a test model in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and according to the Japanese pre-order booklet, she was also revealed to be playable at one point but was cut alongside Phoenix Wright from the Ace Attorney series, Komugi Narahara from Nurse Witch Komugi and Muteking from Muteking, The Dashing Warrior.
According to producer Ryota Niitsuma, Ingrid was planned for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 but ended up not making the cut.
While Ingrid doesn't make a physical appearance in Street Fighter X Tekken, she does appear in the prologue comic book by UDON, though only her silhouette is seen. The story reveals her as the creator of Pandora, which she sent as a 'gift' to Earth to test humanity by using the temptation of the box's power.
Capcom Social games
Ingrid appears alongside other Capcom characters in the social games Minna to Capcom All Stars, Onimusha Soul and the rhythm RPG Otoranger, the latter of which also includes appearances from D.D. and Rook.
Ingrid appears as a solo unit in Project X Zone 2. She debuts in "Chapter 10: The Code Holder". Much of her characteristics from Alpha 3 MAX carry over to her appearance here; in addition, she also has a habit of making snide and snarky remarks throughout the game, including referencing Ryu/Bison shippers, mocking characters in skimpy outfits and teasing those who shout the names of their moves during battle. She also has two music themes in the game, Seek no Escape and Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kokoro Tsuyosa to. Lastly, the ending of the final chapter portrays her sending everyone back to their respective times and dimensions after regaining her powers.
Fighting style and abilities
Ingrid fights with a mysterious power, where exactly this power comes from is unclear, but it is likely to come from the crests that she wears on her head.
Many of Ingrid's attacks are light based, with her being able to create balls, disks and sigils of light. Ingrid also possesses psychic abilities similar to Rose's, addressing both Ryu and Rose by name, despite never revealing them to her. Rose also cannot look into Ingrid's future as she did with other Street Fighters. In addition, Ingrid has the power of time travel.
Ingrid's fighting style also infuses ballet-like attacks with energy manipulation including telekinesis and power blasts. She is implied to be extremely powerful, revealing to Rose that she "would need at least 15 minutes" to take care of Bison. Exactly how powerful she is though is left open for interpretation.
Her gameplay mostly focuses on using her flashy specials for a large variety of mix-ups. She has great air maneuverability thanks to her exceptionally long and deceiving hitbox while her move Sun Arch is an efficient anti-air. Her zoning capabilities are also unique due to her arching projectiles, the only fighter in the series to have one up until Dhalsim's Yoga Fire in Street Fighter V. Despite these advantages, her overall damage output isn't very strong and she has low vitality.
Main article: Ingrid/Quotes.
Main article: Ingrid/Gallery
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- In Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, when Ingrid finishes her opponent by using her Level 3 Sun Delta Super Combo, her Midnight Bliss pose from Capcom Fighting Evolution is reused as a victory pose. This also happens when she deals the finishing blow during a battle in Project X Zone 2.
- Ingrid has a unique opening when facing Blanka in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, where she throws a random fruit (being either a pineapple, a watermelon or a hand of bananas) upon which he either catches it in his mouth or gets hit on the head with it.
- A common misconception regarding Ingrid is that she has claimed to be the true owner of the Psycho Power. This was the result of a mistranslation in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX.
- Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has cited Ingrid as one of his favorite Street Fighter characters and has teased about the idea of her being a rival to Tekken character Lili (whom is similar in appearance).
- Her theme song, entitled "Heat Haze" (陽炎 Kagerō?), sung by Maiko Kubo, contains a series of six notes that resemble part of the opening riff from "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly.
- Ingrid, Kolin and Falke are the only playable female characters in the Street Fighter series whose nationalities are officially listed as unknown.
- Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover
- Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Extra Edition: Ingrid
- Street Fighter V Treasures: Fighting All-Stars Materials
- Takayuki Nakayama's Twitter
|Capcom Fighting All-Stars Characters|
|Returning||Akira · Akuma · Alex · Batsu · Charlie · Chun-Li · Haggar · Poison · Ryu|
|Original||D.D. · Death · Ingrid · Rook|
|Capcom Fighting Evolution Characters|
|Street Fighter II||Guile · M. Bison · Ryu · Zangief|
|Street Fighter Alpha||Guy · Karin · Rose · Sakura|
|Street Fighter III||Alex · Chun-Li · Urien · Yun|
|Bosses||Ingrid · Shin Akuma|
|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|
|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|