Pullum Purna (プルム・プルナ Purumu Puruna?, arabic: برم برنا "B'r'm B'r'n'a") is a video game character from the Street Fighter EX series, first appearing in Street Fighter EX. She is an exotic Middle Eastern heiress traveling the world alongside her bodyguard Darun Mister, in an attempt to find her missing father.
In Street Fighter EX, Pullum sports a blue arabian vest with gold designs under a white burst lace bra and long white evening gloves adorned with gold bracelets. She also sports sky blue semi-transparent harem pants and golden steel-toed pumps. She has a hairstyle similar to Ibuki's and wears a gold necklace with a red round pendant at the center.
In her alternate appearance, her arabian vest is white and her bra are replaced with a dark blue sleeveless loose top adorned with a gold belt, her harem pants are pink and she wears dark blue short arabian boots.
In Street Fighter EX2 Plus, Pullum's outfit has minor changes: she wears a medium blue short sleeved arabian jacket with gold folded sleeves tucked in a pink obi, sea green harem pants and a large choker on her neck, she no longer wears evening gloves.
In Street Fighter EX3, Pullum's outfit has again a minor color change; her arabian jacket is royal blue, her obi is light purple and her harem pants revert back to its original sky blue.
In her Shadaloo C.R.I. profile art, she remains largely the same but she no longer wears a necklace on her neck.
In Fighting EX Layer, her brown hair is now darker and she wears a cyan headband on her head. She wears a modern outfit similar to the modern female Arabians; a pale yellow bra top with a different shades of blue trim along with an elaborate frill designed pale yellow arm warmers with holes to show her arms and has a matching pale yellow ribbon design on her bra top. Her harem pants from her original outfit is now a capri and the color is cyan to match her headband with gold diamond designs in each sides to show off her skin and is now adorned with a different shades of blue checkered loin cloth on her waist and dark pink heels. She is also adorned with gold jewelries on her waist, a gold armband and a necklace with red pendant at the center. In her in-game appearance, her tambourine is white with a dark pink trim.
Pullum has a generally cheerful disposition. She is very curious and loves experiencing new things.
Pullum Purna was likely Arika's take on Princess Jasmine. Both characters were spoiled princesses that has a love for music, dancing, and are skilled at martial arts. They also wear Arabian harem outfits with colors that closely resembles each other. It's also worth noting that both of them are 16 years old, the same age that Jasmine was suppose to be married prior to. In turn for Pullum, another character that borrowed elements from her was Rouge from Power Stone.
Street Fighter EX series
The daughter of a wealthy Saudi Arabian man, Pullum seeks revenge for her grandfather against Shadaloo after he was found in a hypnotic state, having read a book with the word "Shadaloo" on the cover. She vows revenge, and hires Darun Mister as a bodyguard, teaming with her friend Blair Dame and going traveling.
She did not know him personally, but she has a relative working for Shadaloo who was nominated to be part of Shadaloo's executives. What will become of that division of Shadaloo when she learns this fact? She is a selfish princess after all. What are you going to do, Bison? Let someone else take care of that?
"Do you even know who I am?" Thus echoes the shrilled voice of the pampered princess. All the other people could do was be groggy. "This must be one of the fighting techniques used by Her Majesty." said the stewardess while starting to prepare her tea. "There is no one out there who can match this Princess."
It was an endless journey of a curious pursuit. Pullum has mingled herself with the tourists, having forgotten her true objective completely.
"Darun! Our next destination has been decided. We're going to outer space."
After the tournament, Pullum made a point if practicing her dance every day. She thinks to herself, "It's better to wiggle my hips more or less? Is my expression okay in this way?" Then suddenly, the door opens unexpectedly. The man shouts, "Master Pullum, today you have... Oh! Mr. Darun! You are also..."
Street Fighter EX3 (in a team with Darun Mister)
Pullum and Darun swept away everything in their path to their victory. On the winner's platform, Pullum complains to the crowd, "That was too easy. I didn't get excited at all..." Darun loses no time in praising her, "You are too great, my lady." Pullum replies, "Hmmm... Yes, I am! Now! I'm striking a pose! The last one... like this... and... done!" Instantly Darun tries desperately to stop Pullum from embarrassing them, "My... my lady... please..."
Shadaloo C.R.I. profile
Pullum is a wayward young lady who is brimming with curiosity and loves new things. She's searching for her Arab father, Barba Purna (バルバ・プルナ?), who is working at Shadaloo's base and travels the world to find him. She often causes trouble for her bodyguard Darun. She's also a member of the Worldwide Young Ladies Club.
She was mentioned in Darun's character profile when he decided to resign his post as her bodyguard to fight Garuda in Japan.
After her father's disappearance, Pullum rose up and governed her country in her father's stead. She tries to figure out how to escape her daily lives from boredom, Pullum discovers the clue about her father's disappearance.
After defeating Darun, Pullum decides to assists him in fighting the evil god. With her tambourine slicing away, Darun wasn't needed, and it goes without saying that the evil god was already purified.
Pullum fights using an original style incorporating dance moves. Her style is based on an Arabian dance.
Having a distinct fighting style, Pullum is still maneuvered as a standard "Quarter-circle" character. She uses mainly her legs to attack. She's the only character in the first game of the EX series with the ability to double-jump. She can also manipulate wind which she uses as her Super Combo. Some of her throws can be very damaging, she can knock down her opponent with a powerful kick, grabbing the opponent by her legs to knock them down similar to the Frankensteiner (this throw is later used by Poison) with use of her Alacer Wrist, and throwing her opponent similar to the Giant Swing in mid-air using Dance Wind.
Her Drill Purrus special attack is similar to Dhalsim's Yoga Drill Kick but hers are faster to execute and her Purim Kick which she somersaults her opponent is similar to Guile's Flash Kick but in a slow and graceful manner. Her Ten-El Kick is a reverse somersault.
In Fighting EX Layer, she retains all of her moves from the Street Fighter EX series. Her tambourine now serves as her weapon to hit her opponents' head in a comical music background as her new grappling move. Both her Drill Purrus and her Purim Kick now have wind-based properties in a similar style to that of Rashid's and her Præc Larum slightly resembles Rashid's Critical Art Altair. Her jumping ability now resembles Dhalsim's when she utilizes her Drill Purrus at a slower pace
Her first Super Combo is Res Arcana in which Pullum executes a reverse heel drop four times and knocks her opponent with Purim Kick. Her second Super Combo is Præc Larum in which she uses a ballet style by twirling her opponent in multiple spinning kicks. Her spinning kicks roughly resembles Ryu's Shinku Tatsumaki Senpukyaku. In Fighting EX Layer, it is embedded with a slight giant tornado during the execution of the move. Her third Super Combo is the Kind Wind in which she manipulates a wind ball of energy serving as her aerial projectile to damage her opponent in mid-air.
Her Meteor Combo Gradus Par has her opponent dancing with her in a rhythmic theme until they twirl several times but this causes the opponent to get massive damage during the multiple twirls as Pullum is last seen bowing formally on her downed opponent (presumably collapsed from dizziness during the multiple twirls).
|Street Fighter EX|
|Arabesque||Street Fighter EX||Takayuki Aihara|
|Arabesque||Street Fighter EX -Arrange Sound Trax-||Takayuki Aihara|
|Arabesque||Street Fighter EX Plus α||Takayuki Aihara|
|Arabesque||Technicbeat Soundtrack||Takayuki Aihara|
|Arabesque||Technicbeat Soundtrack||Takayuki Aihara|
|Arabesque Etoile||Technictix Remix Vol.3||Yousuke Yasui|
- Like a few other characters in the series, her name has been oddly romanised, likely because it has made the journey from Arabic to Japanese phonetic spellings and finally to English. In Arabic "Pullum Purna" is written as برم برنا, which translates to "Birim Borna" — and is doubly suitable in her case as "birim/birm" means "twirl" (as in to twirl around) and "Borna" is a given name meaning "youthful" (though it's usually a boy's name).
- Rouge, from Capcom's Power Stone series, shares some similar traits to Pullum in terms of design and fighting style.
- Pullum shares similar character traits to two Street Fighter characters, Dee Jay and Elena.
- Pullum and Dee Jay are both dark-skinned (Dee Jay is Caribbean while Pullum is Arabian) fighters who fight using dance moves and they both use musical instruments (Dee Jay is often seen with maraccas, while Pullum uses a tambourine).
- Pullum and Elena are both dark-skinned females who use dance moves in their respective fighting styles.
- The following details on Pullum's profile from the 1997 special issue "Gals Island 5" is as described:
- Foot size / 24cm
- Charm point / "You have black hair, right?" (comment from the person)
- Favorite color / Gold
- Ideal male image / Handsome man
- Disliked men / People who are not good at dancing
- In the game Suikoden II from Suikoden series, the character Karen bears a strong resemblance to Pullum when she is in battle, and her own dance mini-game as her basic attacks resemble Pullum's moves such as the Purim Kick. Her Twin Ring Rune bears a strong resemblance to Pullum's Res Arcana and Praec Larum. But the version of her move has her spin the opponent using a nail as a weapon then going for two spinning kicks.
- Karen's dance mini-game is nearly identical to Pullum's Gradus Par which she and the protagonist Riou are gonna start their dance performance as she allows her to watch Riou to perform any dance moves whether he succeed or fail depending on the player's performance in the mini-game.
- Pullum's in-game appearance in Fighting EX Layer bears a resemblance to Christie Monteiro in the Tekken series.
- Her default win animation is similar to one of Christie's pre-fight animations where she blows a kiss.
- Pullum's moves in Street Fighter EX plus α
- Pullum's moves in Street Fighter EX2 Plus
- Pullum's moves in Street Fighter EX3
- Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Pullum Purna
- Gamest November 30, 1997 special issue "Gals Island 5" Shinseisha , p. 33.
|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|