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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrRDfh8HPFo Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix]
   
==Trivia==
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== Gallery ==
 
<gallery widths="125" captionalign="left">
 
 
* In episode 9 of ''[http://yuyuhakusho.wikia.com/wiki/Yu_Yu_Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho]'', Zangief is clearly seen standing in the background. However, he has a scar on his chest instead of his triangular chest hair
 
* Zangief's new [[Ultra Combo]], [[Siberian Blizzard]], ends with a move that is incredibly similar to the ''Kinniku Driver'' from the popular Japanese manga/anime series ''Kinnikuman''.
 
* According to his win quote against Dee Jay in SSFIV, Zangief listens to Tchaikovsky.
 
* Several images of Zangief exist that depict him with blood spewing out of a vein in his head, such as his portrait from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''. This is shown in the Japanese arcade releases, but censored in the American versions.
 
* In chapter 113 from the manga ''Hayate no Gotoku'', he addresses Nagi and makes her some ramen. Here, he is parodied as a thug, though he is wearing glasses.
 
* To date, Pocket Fighter is the only game in which Zangief uses a Cossack dance-based Super Combo.
 
* In [[Street Fighter IV]], Zangief was a powerhouse with the largest stamina and stun rating in the game. Many considered him too powerful and he was toned down for [[Super Street Fighter IV]]. However, even with the changes, Zangief still has the highest damage output in the game, including his Ultra 1 being the most damaging move in the game.
 
* Although Zangief was originally conceived as a rival for [[Guile]], given that they are from the USSR and the USA, respectively, recent adaptations have depicted Zangief as somewhat of a rival towards [[Ryu]], demonstrated in ''[[Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation]]'' (in which Ryu defends Shun from Zangief by fighting him brutally), ''[[Street Fighter II V]]'' (where Zangief, working for Shadaloo, is ordered to capture Ryu, leading to a skirmish between the two), and the 1994 live-action film (where Zangief, again working for Bison, presents Ryu with his familiar white gi and later aids him and Ken in helping Bison's hostages escape the collapsing base). His win quote towards Ryu in ''[[Street Fighter IV]]'' implies that the two fought in ''[[Street Fighter II]]'' and Ryu won. His win quote toward Guile likewise refers to his appreciation for their shared patriotism and hairstyles.
 
* Zangief has Vega's picture on his mirror in his SSF2T ending. It is common for fighters (especially boxers) to have a picture of their rival placed in the frame of their mirror. Curiously, according to cannon, Zangief doesn't seem to have a history with Vega.
 
* In a Top 20 list hosted by Screwattack.com, Zangief was placed at #2 of the manliest characters in the game history.
 
* On another list hosted by Screwattack.com, Zangief was placed 3rd for beards of gaming. But, he is the highest ranked human video game character, since the top two are either immortal or dead.
 
* Zangief was also the source of an internet meme known as "Zangief Kid" which is also known as "Little Zangief" due to a bullied boy standing up for himself and immediately picking up the boy who bullied him and smashed him, which is one of Zangief's signature moves.
 
* His name was mentioned in the wrestling game Saturday Night Slam Master by [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Biff_Slamkovich Biff Slamkovich ]losing quote "Comrade Zangief was right! You all play cheap!". Implied that he is friends with Zangief.
 
* Zangief will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming 2012 Disney film, ''[[Wikipedia:Wreck-It Ralph|Wreck-It Ralph]]'' as part of a villains support group, even though he is not a villain within the Street Fighter storyline.
 
 
== Portrait Gallery ==
 
<gallery width="120" captionalign="left">
 
 
Image:Zangief-alpha3-fixed.jpg|Bio portrait from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''
 
Image:Zangief-alpha3-fixed.jpg|Bio portrait from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''
 
Image:Zangief2HyperSFII.jpg|Zangief from ''Street Fighter II''
 
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Bowser eggman disney.jpg|Zangief in "Wreck-It Ralph", left of Bowser, right of Eggman (cameo)
 
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==Trivia==
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* In episode 9 of ''[http://yuyuhakusho.wikia.com/wiki/Yu_Yu_Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho]'', Zangief is clearly seen standing in the background. However, he has a scar on his chest instead of his triangular chest hair
 
* Zangief's new [[Ultra Combo]], [[Siberian Blizzard]], ends with a move that is incredibly similar to the ''Kinniku Driver'' from the popular Japanese manga/anime series ''Kinnikuman''.
 
* According to his win quote against Dee Jay in SSFIV, Zangief listens to Tchaikovsky.
 
* Several images of Zangief exist that depict him with blood spewing out of a vein in his head, such as his portrait from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''. This is shown in the Japanese arcade releases, but censored in the American versions.
 
* In chapter 113 from the manga ''Hayate no Gotoku'', he addresses Nagi and makes her some ramen. Here, he is parodied as a thug, though he is wearing glasses.
 
* To date, Pocket Fighter is the only game in which Zangief uses a Cossack dance-based Super Combo.
 
* In [[Street Fighter IV]], Zangief was a powerhouse with the largest stamina and stun rating in the game. Many considered him too powerful and he was toned down for [[Super Street Fighter IV]]. However, even with the changes, Zangief still has the highest damage output in the game, including his Ultra 1 being the most damaging move in the game.
 
* Although Zangief was originally conceived as a rival for [[Guile]], given that they are from the USSR and the USA, respectively, recent adaptations have depicted Zangief as somewhat of a rival towards [[Ryu]], demonstrated in ''[[Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation]]'' (in which Ryu defends Shun from Zangief by fighting him brutally), ''[[Street Fighter II V]]'' (where Zangief, working for Shadaloo, is ordered to capture Ryu, leading to a skirmish between the two), and the 1994 live-action film (where Zangief, again working for Bison, presents Ryu with his familiar white gi and later aids him and Ken in helping Bison's hostages escape the collapsing base). His win quote towards Ryu in ''[[Street Fighter IV]]'' implies that the two fought in ''[[Street Fighter II]]'' and Ryu won. His win quote toward Guile likewise refers to his appreciation for their shared patriotism and hairstyles.
 
* Zangief has Vega's picture on his mirror in his SSF2T ending. It is common for fighters (especially boxers) to have a picture of their rival placed in the frame of their mirror. Curiously, according to cannon, Zangief doesn't seem to have a history with Vega.
 
* In a Top 20 list hosted by Screwattack.com, Zangief was placed at #2 of the manliest characters in the game history.
 
* On another list hosted by Screwattack.com, Zangief was placed 3rd for beards of gaming. But, he is the highest ranked human video game character, since the top two are either immortal or dead.
 
* Zangief was also the source of an internet meme known as "Zangief Kid" which is also known as "Little Zangief" due to a bullied boy standing up for himself and immediately picking up the boy who bullied him and smashed him, which is one of Zangief's signature moves.
 
* His name was mentioned in the wrestling game Saturday Night Slam Master by [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Biff_Slamkovich Biff Slamkovich ]losing quote "Comrade Zangief was right! You all play cheap!". Implied that he is friends with Zangief.
 
* Zangief will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming 2012 Disney film, ''[[Wikipedia:Wreck-It Ralph|Wreck-It Ralph]]'' as part of a villains support group, even though he is not a villain within the Street Fighter storyline.
   
 
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[[Image:sf2zangiefstage.jpg|300px|Zangief's stage in Street Fighter II]] [[Image:sfa3zangiefstage.png|300px|Zangief's stage in Street Fighter Alpha 3]]
 
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
   
 
*[[List of moves in Street Fighter II#Zangief|Zangief's moves in the ''Street Fighter II'' series]]
 
*[[List of moves in Street Fighter II#Zangief|Zangief's moves in the ''Street Fighter II'' series]]
 
*[[List of moves in Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix#Zangief|Zangief's moves in ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix'']]
 
*[[List of moves in Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix#Zangief|Zangief's moves in ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix'']]
*[[List of moves in Street Fighter: The Movie (arcade game)#Zangief|Zangief's moves in&nbsp;''Street Fighter: The Movie''&nbsp;(the arcade version)]]
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*[[List of moves in Street Fighter: The Movie (arcade game)#Zangief|Zangief's moves in ''Street Fighter: The Movie'' (the arcade version)]]
 
*[[List of moves in Street Fighter: The Movie (home video game)#Zangief|Zangief's moves in ''Street Fighter: The Movie'' (the console version)]]
 
*[[List of moves in Street Fighter: The Movie (home video game)#Zangief|Zangief's moves in ''Street Fighter: The Movie'' (the console version)]]
 
*[[List of moves in Street Fighter Alpha 3 I-Z#Zangief|Zangief's moves in ''Street Fighter Alpha 3'']]
 
*[[List of moves in Street Fighter Alpha 3 I-Z#Zangief|Zangief's moves in ''Street Fighter Alpha 3'']]

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"I am the Red Cyclone!"
—Zangief

Zangief (ザンギエフ, Zangiefu, Зангиев) also known as the "Red Cyclone" (赤きサイクロン,) , is a video game character created by Capcom. He is part of the Street Fighter series of fighting games, first starring in Street Fighter II. He is a national Russian hero who is always seen fighting for the glory of his country.

In many games, Zangief is voiced by Wataru Takagi. In the Capcom vs. SNK series, Tesshō Genda voices Zangief. In Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, he is voiced by Tetsuo Kanao (Japanese) and William Johnson (English). In the English version of Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation, he is voiced by Joe Romersa.

Biography

Appearance

Zangief is a massive fighter, standing slightly over 7 feet tall and weighing 254 lbs. Since his debut in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991, Zangief has been protrayed with a beard and a mohawk, along with a uniquely-shaped formation of chest hair on his torso and on his shins. His massive frame is almost entirely covered in scars from his bouts with brown bears in the barren and remote area of Siberia.

As a note of interest, Zangief has some of the least amount of clothing of any Street Fighter character, with his wardrobe consisting of a simple red-colored wrestling speedo with a gold belt, along with red and gold wristbands and his red wrestling boots. Zangief actually wore a top in all his Street Fighter II portraits, except in Turbo Revival and Turbo HD Remix. Starting with Street Fighter Alpha 2, Zangief was adorned with a red cloak that he would remove before starting his matches. The cloak became an accepted fixture of his image, and he was shown with it in the 1994 Street Fighter II animated movie. Although modern 3D interpretations of Zangief have not shown him with his cloak, he is still depicted as wearing it before matches in his ending movie on Super Street Fighter IV.

Zangief is a man who is immensely proud of his physique, and constantly belittles his opponent's smaller musclular build and blaming their losses on their smaller physique.

Personality

Born and raised in the Soviet Union, Zangief is an incredibly patriotic character who has been motivated in some way to fight for his Motherland in every single game he has ever been in. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior depicted that Zangief was from the U.S.S.R. when the game was released in 1991. The Soviet Union ceased to exist by the end of 1991, but due to the heavy use of Soviet iconography in and around Zangief's character, including his homestage (where an iron plant complete with a giant hammer and sickle logo imprinted on the floor), Zangief was depicted as being from the U.S.S.R. as late as 1998, when Street Fighter Alpha 3 was released (though justifiably, the Alpha series takes place between the first and second games, meaning the U.S.S.R. still existed as of then). Street Fighter IV was the first time Zangief was depicted as being from the Russian Federation in 2008.

Zangief's personality has varied from one media source to another, but he's mostly been portrayed as a very tactiful fighter who's prone to quick temperments, and is always very competitive. Despite his short temper, Zangief has shown himself to be rather gentle-natured at times, once entering a tournament partly to win the admiration of a group of school children. According to the instruction manual of Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition for the Sega Genesis/Mega-Drive, Zangief is described as being "good natured, with a great sense of humor, and totally fearless."

Zangief's overwhelming sense of patriotism for his home country can sometimes make him easily misled. In Street Fighter Alpha 2, it was revealed that Gorbachev's intentions for Zangief is only for political gain, although Zangief fails to realize this and continues to fight for the glory and honor of Russia, no matter what the reason may be.

While not fighting, Zangief enjoys cossack dancing, vodka, and borscht. Some of the things which he doesn't like includes young women (because he views them as a distraction), bears that don't know how to wrestle properly, and (according to the manual for Super Street Fighter II Turbo for the 3DO) Tiger Shots, Hadoukens, and Yoga Fires.

Story

In the Alpha series, Zangief is a national Russian hero nicknamed the "Red Cyclone" who becomes acquainted with General Secretary of the CPSU, and Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev (who is never identified by name) at the end of Alpha 2, who promised the country's full support in exchange for traveling around the world and showing off the might of the Soviet Union (and to improve Gorbachev's image abroad). After meeting Gorbachev, Zangief is sent to train in the Siberian wastes, wrestling bears (albeit with a limited budget).

Street Fighter Alpha 3

Under orders from Gorbachev, Zangief is sent to combat the forces of Shadaloo, which is beginning to spread its corruption into Russia. Zangief encounters many fighters along the way, befriending some such as E. Honda and R. Mika. It is believed that he lost to Blanka before he could accomplish his final objective of destroying the Psycho Drive; however in his ending, he and Honda team up to destroy it (the canonicity of this ending is dubious).In R.Mika´s ending, she followed Zangief as he destroyed the Psycho Drive, and Zangief protected her from the falling apart base.It appears his story is a mix of the two. Nevertheless, the Psycho Drive gets destroyed by someone, at least, and Zangief returns to Russia satisfied.

Street Fighter II

He then participates in the second World Warrior Tournament, hosted by Shadaloo, at the behest of Gorbachev.  He loses to either Ken or Ryu (commenting in Street Fighter IV that fireballs are a "pain in the neck" and that "Dragon Punches suck too", suggesting that he has lost to someone who uses them - whether it was Ken or Ryu is unclear, as he tells Ryu "glad you haven't lost it" in his SF4 win quote, but if he loses to Ken in SF4, Ken tells him "Looks like you're still no match for my Dragon Punch, eh?"). In any case, after the tournament, Zangief - dissatisfied with the outcome - returns to training in the Russian wilderness, wrestling bears. Eventually, he is approached by the largest wrestling organization in the world with an eye to signing the "Red Cyclone" to their promotion. Zangief at first refuses, saying that he is less interested in money than he is in bringing honor to Russia by demonstrating Russian strength. He is promised a stage to better showcase his skills, with his matches watched by millions. Due to the obvious help this will bring to his will to show Russian strength Zangief accepts[2].

Street Fighter IV

Zangief enters the World Tournament held by S.I.N. to prove to his young fans (some of whom are beginning to claim that martial artists are better) that he's still got it. After the tournament, Zangief frantically realizes that he hasn't gotten a souvenir, and says "I didn't even understand what the last guy was saying before I beat him". He then has an idea and takes a photograph holding the beaten Seth (main boss and host of the tournament) in a headlock, which is then viewed by the admiring young fans who recognize Seth as the "bad guy from the TV"[3].

Other Appearances

Zangief also appears in Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation; in thhis portrayal, he never utters a word and growls like a beast instead, showing little to no humanity.

He was played by Andrew Bryniarski in the Street Fighter movie. Here, he was a lackey of Bison's and served as comic relief in the movie, uttering silly lines at inappropriate times (for example, after seeing televised feed of a truck loaded with explosives about to crash into the villains' camp, he yells out "Quick! Change the channel!"). He also had a long fight with E. Honda and one "hero moment" near the end of the movie. Zangief was also a loyalist to Bison until Dee Jay explained Bison was the "bad guy." Zangief then learned that Bison promised Dee Jay that he would be paid, while he himself was not.

Gameplay/Fighting Style

His signature fighting style is close up and wrestler based, with devastating throws and powerful base moves. This makes him tough up close, though often has trouble with foes with projectiles.

Zangief is a close-range character, as he is a wrestling type. Many of his moves are more complicated to pull off, due to the 360 motions input required to perform the moves, making him a character for advanced players. His devastating throws and powerful base moves make him tough up close, though he often has trouble with foes with projectiles.

Zangief is one of the slowest of all characters in the Street Fighter games, and presents a large target, yet is widely considered high-tier. He has several means to bypass projectile attacks, such as Double Lariat and Banishing Flat, the ability to walk unphased into a hit during his Flying Power Bomb, and the ability of his Spinning Piledriver to grab opponents out of most ground-based moves.

His Spinning Piledriver was the single most damaging special move in the original Street Fighter II series until the introduction of T. Hawk, and is capable of "sucking in" opponents from a surprising distance. Zangief's Flying Stomach block attack (U, D + FP) is the only standard move capable of dizzying a character in one hit in the Street Fighter II series. In most incarnations, Zangief is extremely dangerous against floored opponents, as he is able to force them to block regular attacks so that he can pin them in place to deliver a powerful throw or hold. From Super Street Fighter II Turbo onwards, Zangief became capable of performing a dynamic rushdown with the addition of his Banishing Flat.

In Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, a "Mecha Zangief" is introduced. This is an even slower version of Zangief who can't block; however, he takes reduced damage from everything, excluding a beam-style attack. He also can't be stopped, taking only a slight slowdown when hit by almost anything, and picks up a Yoga Blast-like attack, the Siberian Breath.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes brought Zangief back in. This time, he could transform into Mecha Zangief, much to the dismay of people who chronically picked speedy characters (such as Wolverine and Spiderman) as a team. He keeps this ability in the second sequel.

In the first two crossover games, he had a unique team super move: the Double Final Atomic Buster. He would rumble towards his enemy similarly to his Flying Powerbomb. Should he reach, his partner shows up from the other side, and both leap up past the top of the arena. The two come crashing down with the unfortunate payload in a single non-spinning piledriver. The move does not reappear in Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

Character Development

Zangief's name is possibly derived from real-life pro wrestler Victor Zangiev, a former Soviet amateur who trained as a professional in NJPW, and who also competed in WCW and UWF International. Zangief's prototypical name was Vodka Gobalsky. Zangief's biography apparently plays upon the association between Stalinist regimes and state-funded athletics programs utilizing bodybuilding drugs following the domination of the 1954 World Weightlifting Championships by the Soviet Union. His appearence was possibly influenced by several professional wrestlers who performed with the New Japan Pro Wrestling Circut during the time period of Street Fighter II's development in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Specifically, his physique is similar to that of Soviet wrestler Salman Hashimikov, while his facial appearance, including his beard, seems to be a slight nod to American wrestler "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, who was a staple in Japanese Pro Wrestling throughout the 80's and 90's.

Zangief is similar to the original 1987 version of Birdie, as both characters are depicted as very large men with mohawk haircuts. Zangief is also similar in terms of build and fighting style to Mike Haggar from Final Fight, whose spinning clothesline move he emulates, not to mention that Zangief's alternate costume in Street Fighter IV is a nod to Mike Haggar's costume. There is a theory supported by Saturday Night Slam Masters on the Super Nintendo that Mike Haggar and Zangief know each other as former wrestling partners before Mike became the mayor of Metro City.

Stage Theme

Gallery

Trivia

  • In episode 9 of Yu Yu Hakusho, Zangief is clearly seen standing in the background. However, he has a scar on his chest instead of his triangular chest hair
  • Zangief's new Ultra Combo, Siberian Blizzard, ends with a move that is incredibly similar to the Kinniku Driver from the popular Japanese manga/anime series Kinnikuman.
  • According to his win quote against Dee Jay in SSFIV, Zangief listens to Tchaikovsky.
  • Several images of Zangief exist that depict him with blood spewing out of a vein in his head, such as his portrait from Street Fighter Alpha 3. This is shown in the Japanese arcade releases, but censored in the American versions.
  • In chapter 113 from the manga Hayate no Gotoku, he addresses Nagi and makes her some ramen. Here, he is parodied as a thug, though he is wearing glasses.
  • To date, Pocket Fighter is the only game in which Zangief uses a Cossack dance-based Super Combo.
  • In Street Fighter IV, Zangief was a powerhouse with the largest stamina and stun rating in the game. Many considered him too powerful and he was toned down for Super Street Fighter IV. However, even with the changes, Zangief still has the highest damage output in the game, including his Ultra 1 being the most damaging move in the game.
  • Although Zangief was originally conceived as a rival for Guile, given that they are from the USSR and the USA, respectively, recent adaptations have depicted Zangief as somewhat of a rival towards Ryu, demonstrated in Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation (in which Ryu defends Shun from Zangief by fighting him brutally), Street Fighter II V (where Zangief, working for Shadaloo, is ordered to capture Ryu, leading to a skirmish between the two), and the 1994 live-action film (where Zangief, again working for Bison, presents Ryu with his familiar white gi and later aids him and Ken in helping Bison's hostages escape the collapsing base). His win quote towards Ryu in Street Fighter IV implies that the two fought in Street Fighter II and Ryu won. His win quote toward Guile likewise refers to his appreciation for their shared patriotism and hairstyles.
  • Zangief has Vega's picture on his mirror in his SSF2T ending. It is common for fighters (especially boxers) to have a picture of their rival placed in the frame of their mirror. Curiously, according to cannon, Zangief doesn't seem to have a history with Vega.
  • In a Top 20 list hosted by Screwattack.com, Zangief was placed at #2 of the manliest characters in the game history.
  • On another list hosted by Screwattack.com, Zangief was placed 3rd for beards of gaming. But, he is the highest ranked human video game character, since the top two are either immortal or dead.
  • Zangief was also the source of an internet meme known as "Zangief Kid" which is also known as "Little Zangief" due to a bullied boy standing up for himself and immediately picking up the boy who bullied him and smashed him, which is one of Zangief's signature moves.
  • His name was mentioned in the wrestling game Saturday Night Slam Master by Biff Slamkovich losing quote "Comrade Zangief was right! You all play cheap!". Implied that he is friends with Zangief.
  • Zangief will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming 2012 Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph as part of a villains support group, even though he is not a villain within the Street Fighter storyline.

Sprites

Street Fighter Alpha series Capcom vs. SNK/Capcom Fighting Evolution Mech Zangief (Marvel vs. Capcom series) Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenium Super Gem Fighter: Mini-Mix

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Zangief's stage in Street Fighter II Zangief's stage in Street Fighter Alpha 3

See Also

References

Street Fighter II Characters
The World Warrior Blanka · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Guile · Ken · Ryu · Zangief
Champion Edition Balrog · M. Bison · Sagat · Vega
Super Cammy · Dee Jay · Fei Long · T. Hawk
Turbo Akuma
Ultra Evil Ryu · Shin Akuma · Violent Ken


Street Fighter: The Movie Characters
Core Roster Akuma · Balrog · Cammy · Chun-Li · E. Honda · Guile · Ken
M. Bison · Ryu · Sagat · Sawada · Vega · Zangief
Arcade Only Arkane · Blade · F7 · Khyber
Console Only Blanka · Dee Jay
CPU Only Super Bison


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


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


Street Fighter IV Characters
Original Abel · Akuma · Balrog · Blanka · Chun-Li · C. Viper · Dhalsim · E. Honda
El Fuerte · Guile · Ken · M. Bison · Rufus · Ryu · Sagat · Vega · Zangief
Console Cammy · Dan · Fei Long · Gen · Gouken · Rose · Seth · Sakura
Super Adon · Cody · Dee Jay · Dudley · Guy · Hakan · Ibuki · Juri · Makoto · T. Hawk
Arcade Edition Evil Ryu · Oni · Yang · Yun
Ultra Decapre · Elena · Hugo · Poison · Rolento
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