was Skullomania, he was just an average salesman named Saburo Nishikoyama. His
not pleased with his results as a salesman. Down on his luck and constantly
under pressure for results, he volunteered to dress up and perform like
a superhero at a carnival thrown for a top customer in their department
store. He had hoped it would be a chance to prove his value as a salesman.
When he grabbed the attention of all in attendance, something clicked in
him. His fate was to be a superhero. Tired of his job, Skullomania decided to
become a vigilante crime-fighter.
In Street Fighter EX2, he was described as a defector from an army of
an unknown nation. He and Shadowgeist
are implied to be brothers. Skullomania also made an appearance in the Arika
game Technictix, released only in Japan. Skullomania also made an
appearance in the PlayStation game, Fighter Maker. Skullomania's design
is assumed to be inspired by the Japanese superhero Kamen Rider (who happened
to be based off another character, called Skull Man). His ending in SFEX is a
reference to Kinkotsuman from Kinnikuman (M.U.S.C.L.E) Giant Scene. Some fans
also believe he's inspired by real-life luchador La Parka.