Vega was born to a privileged family in Spain. For unknown reasons their fortune dwindled and his mother was forced to marry for financial security. As he matured, Vega studied bullfighting, a cultural tradition. Later he went out and learned Ninjutsu which he combined with his already agility and grace. Combining bullfighting with ninjutsu, Vega went into an underground cage fighting circuit, and quickly became one of the best. His stepfather murdered his mother because he said she didn't respect him, and in return, Vega killed his stepfather. The incident warped his mind giving him two personalities a nobleman by day and a vicious, sadistic killer by night.
Due to his vicious and remorseless nature, he was hired as one of the criminal leader M. Bison's bodyguards in the Shadaloo organization. Vega oversaw assassination operations for Shadaloo as well and was associated with Cammy and the Shadaloo assassins known as The Dolls. Despite his fighting abilities, he was unable to protect M. Bison's secret Psycho Drive project.
Vega believes himself to be impossibly beautiful and the mask he wears is not to conceal his identity, but to protect him from scratches and bruises.
When M. Bison was revived, so was Shadaloo, Vega and Balrog were once again enlisted to work for the organization. His current status is unknown, however after the fall of Shadaloo it is considered that he still goes on his murderous rampages.
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 159 lbs
- Nationality: Spanish
Video game appearances
- Street Fighter II (first appearance)
- Street Fighter II Champion Edition
- Street Fighter II Turbo Hyper Fighting
- Super Street Fighter II
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
- Super Street Fighter II Revival
- Street Fighter Alpha 3
- Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper
- Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
- Street Fighter Alpha Anthology
- Street Fighter EX 2
- Street Fighter EX 2
- Street Fighter EX 3
- Cannon Spike
- Capcom vs SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
- Capcom vs SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Pro
- Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of Millennium
- SNK vs Capcom: Chaos
- SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium
- Street Fighter IV
- Super Street Fighter IV
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
- Capcom Classics Collection
- Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded
- Capcom Classics Collection: Volume 2
Film and Animation