Zangief
 
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BIO:

Zangief is a Russian wrestler known as "The Red Cyclone". He impressed the president of the (then) USSR, Gorbachev, so much that he was hired by the government and soon became a national hero. Under orders from Gorbachev, Zangief was sent to combat the forces of Shadaloo, which is beginning to spread its corruption into Russia. Zangief encountered many fighters along the way, and ended up befriending a few of them, such as E. Honda and R. Mika.

After he was defeated in the second World Warrior Tournament, he returned to training in the Russian wilderness, wrestling bears. Eventually, he was approached by the largest wrestling organization in the world with an eye to signing the "Red Cyclone" to their promotion. Zangief declined at first, and said 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 accepted. Years later, Zangief entered 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.
 
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ORIGIN:
Street Fighter 2

 
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Revival, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Ultra SF2, Street Fighter EX, Street Fighter EX 2, Street Fighter EX 3, Street Fighter: The Movie, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, Street Fighter Alpha: Anthology, Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection, Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 5, X-Men VS Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter, Marvel VS Capcom, Marvel VS Capcom 2, Match of the Millennium, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighter Clash DS, Pocket Fighter, Capcom VS SNK, Capcom VS SNK Pro, Capcom VS SNK 2, Capcom Fighting Evolution, SF X Tekken

 
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Page Updated:  Aug. 2nd, 2017

Zangief is the original powerhouse of Street Fighter and he single-handedly made the spinning piledriver a legendary pro wrestling move. He also put "360 throws" on the fighting game map. The Gief started off as a fairly generic design, but he was definitely fleshed out in later games, and soon became somewhat of a comic relief character for the series (in addition to being a 300+ lb. freak who can smash your skull in). :)

Even though he's a funny guy, Gief managed to retain his coolness and intimidation-factor over the years, and he's only gotten bigger and badder with each sequel to the series. I personally think he should wear his badass red cape more often... it's a really cool part of his design and very underused! Anyhow, Street Fighter just wouldn't be the same without Zangief. The Gief is an icon! 

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