Thunder Hawk
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Thunder Hawk is the greatest warrior of the proud Thunderfoot tribe which lives in Mexico near the Monte Albán plains. When he was an infant, the Thunderfoot tribe were being forced off their land by Shadaloo. Some of the tribe members resisted and fought against Shadaloo, but many were killed. T. Hawk's father, Arroyo Hawk, was also killed by M. Bison. After learning about Shadaloo, T. Hawk vowed revenge on Bison for his actions and to reclaim the land that was taken from his people. Many tribe members also went missing, and T. Hawk took the responsibility of finding them. Another warrior of the Thunderfoot tribe, Lily, appears in Street Fighter 6. Many of Lily's special attacks and movements are inspired from T. Hawk's. 

During the evens of Super Street Fighter II, he entered the second World Warrior tournament to battle to find Julia, reclaim his people's land and win their freedom from his tyranny. He later learned that one of them, his beloved Julia, became Juli, one of Bison's brainwashed dolls. He didn't win the tournament, but was was able to reclaim his land... however, it was desolate and empty. T. Hawk vowed to make his land as great as it once was and bring the Thunderfoot people back home.

During the evens of Super Street Fighter IV, the Thunderfoot tribe and their land was beginning to recover from Shadaloo's damage, although it hasn't reached its former glory. Because of this, and the fact that he was unable to save Juli, T. Hawk felt that he wasn't worthy to be the next chief of the Thunderfoot tribe. He decided to enter S.I.N.'s next tournament to continue his atonement. Along the way he encountered El Fuerte, whom he had fought previously. The two have a match to settle their old rivalry. Later, T. Hawk met Rose, who told him where Julia is, but warned him that she is now only a shell of her former self. Hawk later found Julia in a cabin in the wilderness - however, her mental state is troubled and she does not appear to recognize him or even notice his presence.
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Page Updated:  Feb. 25th, 2023

Capcom has put fair share of "stereotypes" in their fighting games, and T. Hawk is one of the most prominent examples. Yes Capcom, we can clearly see that T. Hawk is of Native American descent... maybe it's the feathers? lol. Racial profiling aside, when I saw T. Hawk in 1993, as a kid, I thought he was a cool design... I was excited to use him in Street Fighter after seeing his official artwork in one of them gaming magazines. Long story short, T. Hawk was an instant classic Street Fighter character. As awkward as his stance is, he's still a menacing fighter and balanced out the SSF2 roster nicely... Zangief needed someone to look up to anyway!

T. Hawk's moveset is simple and gimmicky, but even so... he's unique in the fighting game universe. It was actually great to see the Hawk return in Street Fighter IV in all of his glory. He was definitely "cooler" in the 90's, but he deserved to make a comeback at least. My personal favorite iteration of his is in the console versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3. T. Hawk's 2D sprite and animations are just perfect in SFA3. He actually looks badass, and re-imagined moves in "Alpha style" 2D sprites just looks right. On that note, he really should've appeared in more of the crossover games. T. Hawk in MVC would've been interesting.

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