Elena is a princess of an East African nation that has a cultural tradition of fighting. Her fighting style is Capoeira which is of West African and Brazilian origin. The style utilizes her strong, long legs to execute dance-like moves and fancy legwork. Her father, chief of the region, is a witch doctor who also qualified in France for a doctorate degree in medicine. Elena's views of fighting and martial arts differ from most due to her light hearted personality allowing her to befriend some people and annoy others. She wants to travel around the world, meeting new friends along the way. She studied as an exchange student in Japan, where she met her best friend Narumi. She later continued those studies in France.
Elena has white hair, blue eyes, and dark skin. She is barefoot while fighting and has long, powerful legs. Her attire consists of a white two-piece bikini-like outfit with pale red, sky-blue, gold and purple bands on her neck, arms, wrists, shins, and ankles. Elena's fighting style consists entirely of kicks and leg throws, even when the player uses a punch button command. She is the only Street Fighter character to use only kicks, in opposition to Dudley and Balrog who only use punches. Elena is the only Street Fighter character who has the ability to use Healing, a Super Art which allows Elena to regain up to 1/3 of her life energy bar if given the opportunity. She is also the only African character in the Street Fighter series. Elena often greets her opponent at the beginning of a match with "Jambo!", Swahili for hello.
When you perform Elena's personal action (+), all of her attacks do more stun damage. You can taunt more than once to increase the amount of stun damage you do (after four taunts, you won't earn any more damage). Elena's personal action is both a low attack (when she sweeps her leg out), and it can hit somebody in the air when she lifts herself up.
|Leg Lift Throw||close, or +||or|
|I Spinning Beat||+||(x2 meter)|
|II Brave Dance||+||(x1 meter)|
|III Healing||+||(Press to cancel) (x1 meter)|