Character » Zangief appears in 75 issues.

    Known as 'the Red Cyclone', Zangief is a wrestling superstar in the SF Universe. Armed with his impressive physique, he is proud Russian who fights for the glory of his country and for wrestling.

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    Zangief was known as the most skilled professional wrestler in the Soviet Union. Zangief was called by a man named Erai Hi to participate in the second World Warrior Tournament to represent his country.

    Zangeif started to train for the tournament in the frigid climates of Siberia. During Zangief's training in Siberia, he wrestled arctic animals such as polar bears, he gained battle scars from his encounters. During a battle with a polar bear Zangeif was lifted up by a cyclone when he was pile driving the bear, which gave him his trade mark spinning pile driver. Zangief returned from his fierce training in the brutal temperatures in the arctic known as the red cyclone, he was ready to show off all the power he has gained from his harsh training.

    Zangief is very patriotic, he opposed the actions of the Shadaloo Criminal Organization (Leader M. Bison holds the tournaments). During his battles Zangief has to fight a very big fan of his , a Japanese pro wrestler named R. Mika, then co-operates with E. Honda to destroy M. Bisons Psycho Drive weapon.

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    Film and Animation


    • Height: 7'0"
    • Weight: 256 lbs
    • Nationality: Russian

    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 2

    • Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold

    • Street Fighter Alpha 3

    • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper

    • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max

    • Street Fighter Alpha Anthology

    • Street Fighter EX

    • Street Fighter EX

    • Street Fighter EX Alpha

    • Street Fighter EX 2

    • Street Fighter EX 2

    • Street Fighter EX 3

    • X-Men vs Street Fighter

    • Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter

    • Marvel vs Capcom

    • Marvel vs Capcom 2

    • Capcom vs SNK

    • Capcom vs SNK Pro

    • Capcom vs SNK 2

    • SNK vs Capcom: Chaos

    • Capcom Fighting Evolution

    • Pocket Fighter

    • Street Fighter IV
    • Super Street Fighter IV
    • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

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