|Death Battle Combatant|
The Red Cyclone
|Origin|| Street Fighter II: The World Warrior|
|Appearance(s)||Haggar VS Zangief|
|“||...I! ...am! ...the Red Cyclone! I pull you in... and smash you up!||„|
Zangief is a national Russian hero nicknamed the "Red Cyclone". The President promised Zangief the country's full support in exchange for traveling around the world and showing off the might of the Soviet Union (and to improve his image abroad, an objective which Zangief wasn't made aware of).
He then participates in the second World Warrior Tournament, hosted by Shadaloo, at the behest of the president, but loses. After the tournament, Zangief, dissatisfied with the outcome, returns to training in the Russian wilderness, wrestling bears. Eventually, he is approached by the largest wrestling organization in the world with an eye to signing the "Red Cyclone" to their promotion.
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Height: 214 cm / 7'0"
- Weight: 181 kg / 400 Ibs
- Hobbies: Wrestling, cossak dancing, vodka drinking
- Fighting Style: Russian Wrestling & Sambo
- Grabs & holds
- Throws from Tie-Ups
- Push & Pull opponent to throw off balance
- Counter-Attacks when foe loses balance
- Mix of wrestling & martial arts
- Uses tactics from Vikings, tartars, & golden horde
- Grappling, ground work, & submissions
- No leg locks or chokeholds
- Double Lariat
- Flying Power Bomb
- Atomic Suplex
- Body Splash
- Banishing Flat
- Spinning 'Screw' Piledriver
Ussuri Brown Bears
- Up to 1500 lbs.
- Twice as large as grizzly bears
- Rarely in packs
- Occasionally he wrestles polar bears
- Zangief and his opponent are the second and third Capcom characters to appear, after Akuma, and with the next 22 being Felicia, Chun-Li, Dr. Wily, Blanka, M. Bison, Strider Hiryu, Ryu, Dan Hibiki, Mega Man, Dante, Cammy White, Ken Masters, Zero, Balrog, Vergil, Leon S. Kennedy, Frank West, Sigma, Mega Man X, Mega Man Volnutt, MegaMan.EXE and Star Force Mega Man.
- He is the second Capcom character to win, after Akuma, and with the next seven being Blanka, Strider Hiryu, Dante, Zero, Leon S. Kennedy, Ryu and MegaMan.EXE.
- He is the second Street Fighter character to appear, after Akuma, and the next eight being Chun-Li, Blanka, M. Bison, Ryu, Dan Hibiki, Cammy White, Ken Masters and Balrog.
- Zangief is the first Fighting Game character to fight against a Non-Fighting Game character, with the next eight being Riptor, Raiden, Blanka, Nightmare, Dan Hibiki, Johnny Cage, Sindel and Goro.
- He is the first Fighting Game character to win, with the next one being Blanka.