", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zangief&oldid=1000429289, Video game characters with superhuman strength, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 02:07. Kairi | Hideo Shimazu | Although modern 3D interpretations of Zangief have so far not shown him with his cloak, he is still depicted as wearing it before matches in his ending movie on Super Street Fighter IV. Street Fighter II Rashid | After she was defeated by him, Mika comments on how she wants to follow in Zangief's footsteps to become a "great professional wrestler", and Zangief replies by telling her that the only way to properly follow in his footsteps is to have what he calls "Muscle Spirit". Under orders from Gorbachev, Zangief is sent to combat the forces of Shadaloo, which is beginning to spread its corruption into Russia. Hinata Wakaba | Zangief wants to test her in-ring strength in a fight, and Mika happily complies. As the greatest professional wrestler in the Soviet Union, Zangief was contacted by a man named Erai Hito (Great Man) to represent his country in the second World Warrior tournament. To redeem himself, Zangief helps Ryu and Ken hold the emergency exit door open for the hostages to escape. In the 1994 live-action film, Zangief appears as one of M. Bison's henchmen. The Heavy vs. Zangiefis the eight episode of the first season of Bon's Death Battles. Powers/Skills Zangief appeared in Masaomi Kanzaki's Street Fighter manga, which was released in the early 1990s. 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Caboose | Sheila | Batgirl | Spider-Girl | Sanji | Rock Lee | Broly (Dragon Ball Super) |, DBX combatants " Zangief ranked 26th in a worldwide Street Fighter character poll held between 2017 and 2018. HondaChun-LiR. Kevin Straker | Hayate | Pompy | Dharkon | Street Fighter II: The World Warrior depicted that Zangief … Natsu Ayuhara | Tiffany Lords | After the match, he reads the latest edition of a wrestling magazine "Muscle Soul Fighers", sent by Rashid's servant, Azam. He proposes that the two embark on a training journey, fighting around the world to build muscle and obtain the strongest Muscle Spirit they can muster. Shoma Sawamura | Zangief is similar to the original 1987 version of Birdie, as both characters are depicted as very large men with mohawk haircuts. Dee Jay | R. Mika | Elmo gets a bit agitated about the dog since he's no longer the only Sweet Baby around. International Qualifiers. He first defeats Blanka, and then is engaged by Sakura and Cammy, whom he easily overpowered. Friends/Allies Crimson Viper | Full Name Zangief enters the World Tournament held by S.I.N. Honda's shikona for sumo is mentioned as \"Fujinoyama.\" 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 Steve "Dr. Death" Williams, who was a staple in Japanese Pro Wrestling throughout the 80's and 90's. He is … E. Honda was designed by Eri \"Erichan\" Nakamura and Akira Yasuda. Season Team Win Ratio Draw Ratio Loss Ratio; High School 3rd Year: Back in New York, while Zangief now teams up with Mika, both in different costumes, in a tag team match. ", which is Russian for "Great victory!" " GameDaily listed Zangief at number three in their list of top Street Fighter characters, describing his appearance as "menacing" as well as praising the strength of his fighting style. Andrew Bryniarski, Actor: Street Fighter. Ingrid | Eliza Masters | After Zangief demonstrates his moves on Rashid, the latter remarks that he was tremendously powerful; Zangief states that this strength comes from a "great power and dedication of muscle". Zangief: insert one Profile: Full Name: Zangief Height: 214cm (7') Weight: 158kg (350 lbs) Birth Place: Russia(former Soviet Union) Birth Date: June 1, 1956 Opponent: Haggar }} The Superhero Database Classification number, or SHDB Class, is a number that represents the overall 'power' of a character. Gouken | Fights With A Teenaged Girl Named Rainbow Mika "Zangief, much like Haggar, began as a professional wrestler who specialized in pushing and pulling techniques to throw his opponents off balance. Mika gladly accepts the offer, and the two fly to their first destination, China. In the MvC2 style, Zangief is voiced by Wataru Takagi, while Kenta Miyake (Japanese) and Peter Beckman (English) provide the role for him in the MvC3 style. - Page 5. After the battle ends, he is told by Dee Jay that Bison was in fact the enemy and had been fooling Zangief the whole time. , https://game.capcom.com/cfn/sfv/column/132595, "Super Street Fighter IV 3DS - interview with Yoshi Ono", Top 25 Street Fighter Characters - Day III, Top 20 Street Fighter Characters of All Time, "Character Popularity Poll - CAPCOM:Shadaloo C.R.I. Enemies Elena | Casey has been nicknamed “Zangief Kid” by many Internet users referring to … Darun Mister | Chairperson | Mika is surprised that Azam and Zangief are acquainted; Zangief tells Mika that Azam is the adviser of the "Muscle Soul Fighters Club" as he introduces him to her. In R. Mika´s ending, she followed Zangief as he destroyed the Psycho Drive, and Zangief protected her from the falling apart base. At some point, he and R. Mika (as tag team partners) are in a wrestling match to face off both Alex and Laura. Momo Karuizawa | Zangief appears as a tall, muscular man clad in red wrestling tights and boots, a studded gold belt, and red/gold wristbands. Zangief placed 18th in the Top 50 Characters of 1996 poll in the Gamest magazine in Japan. After Ken is defeated, the President appears, congratulating Zangief, who is then sent to train in remote Siberia (albeit with a limited budget). In Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation, he appears as a competitor in a fighting tournament. Alex | Date of Birth: June 1, 1956 Height: 7'0", Weight: 340 lbs. Fei Long | Kyoko Minazuki | Area | Edge | Abel | In one of Zangief's concept artworks, he wore a tank top and had a sailor anchor tattoo on his left arm. Pullum Purna | Decapre | Sanada Kazuki (Alexander Volg-Zangief remains main character) Fight #12: Alexander Volg-Zangief def. His brown hair is cut in a short Mohawk style, and he has a beard/mustache and a large amount of hair on his chest. Zangief encourages her not to get so antsy, as her muscle spirit is ready for anything as is as well-trained as his own. Yang | After being punched and harassed for several moments, Heynes retaliates by grabbing Ritchard and power slamming him into the ground. Nevertheless, the Psycho Drive gets destroyed by someone, at least, and Zangief returns to Russia satisfied. Kyle Travers | Karin Kanzuki | In the live-action Street Fighter movie, Zangief is portrayed by Andrew Bryniarski. To honor his name in wrestling - Charlie Nash is now canon. 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." 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