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Elena is the princess of an East African tribe which has a cultural tradition of fighting. He father is chief of the region and a witch doctor, but also has a PhD in medicine from France. During the third World Warrior tournament, Elena wanted to travel around the world and meet new friends. She has a light hearted personality and doesn't take fighting as seriously as other fighters. She studied as an exchange student in Japan, where she met her best friend Narumi. She later continued her studies in France. She didn't do much during the time of the third World Warrior tournament besides make a lot of friends.
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Street Fighter III: New Generation

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Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS, Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 6

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Page Updated:  June 7th, 2024

Capoeira in 2D form never looked this spectacular. The 2D artists at Capcom were simply showing off while animating Elena. Elena made a superb addition to the "new generation" of Street Fighters in SFIII. While not the most elaborate or immediately eye-catching character design to come out of the Street Fighter universe, Elena's unique fighting style and appearance was incredibly innovative in the 2D fighting game realm when she debuted.

Elena is defined by her cheerful, funny personality and lean, toned physique. She's also an innovative Street Fighter character due to the fact that her "punch" attacks are actually kicks, instead. I remember being wowed by that the first time I played SFIII. I've always loved Street Fighter characters that represent an authentic martial art, and Elena does just that, with style. It was nice to see Elena appear in SF X TEKKEN... but her animation did not translate to 3D as smoothly as I would've hoped. Her translation over to the 3D "SF4 engine" doesn't hold a candle to her original SF3 sprite, in my opinion.

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