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CVS Zangief.jpg

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Zangief became the most famous wrestler in his home country of Russia. He became known as the Red Cyclone. His love for wrestling was only surpassed by his love for his home country, and he was determined to bring it fame and recognition by competing in tournaments around the world. For one reason or another, Zangief routinely ends up in tournaments that involve M. Bison's search for superior warriors, but he's so concerned with impressing the audience and making a name for Russia, that he tends to be oblivious to the events going on around him.

Normal Zangief is based on his Street Fighter Alpha series appearance, while Extra Zangief has only those abilities that he had in Street Fighter II Turbo and his single super combo from SSF2T. In Capcom vs. SNK 2, he retains all of his Alpha series abilities.

Pro version changes[edit]

  • Zangief's Aerial Russian Slam Super Combo does significantly less damage than before.
  • Zangief is the anti air king; his standing Arcade-Button-HKick.png has very high priority now, even better than before.
  • Double Lariats are more effective against ground attacks and come out faster.
  • His Level 3/Max Final Atomic Buster Super Combo does much more damage than before.
  • Zangief's Banishing Flat is faster, and he can sometimes link it with a Arcade-Button-LPunch.png Screw Pile Driver after it hits or is blocked (the only way out of this is to jump at the right moment). It also has improved speed and better priority (although it is still not as effective as it was in SSF2T.)

Moves[edit]

Capcom vs. SNK & Capcom vs. SNK Pro[edit]

Normal[edit]

Portrait CVS Zangief.png
Name Input
Body Press Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Knee Drop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Double Lariat Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png (move Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png)
Quick Double Lariat Arcade-Button-2xKick.png (move Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png)
Screw Piledriver Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Flying Powerbomb Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Atomic Suplex close, Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Banishing Flat Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Stick-360.pngArcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Aerial Russian Slam Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Extra[edit]

Portrait CVS Zangief EX.png
Name Input
Body Press Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Knee Drop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Kuuchuu Headbutt Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Lariat Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png (move Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png)
High Speed Double Lariat Arcade-Button-2xKick.png (move Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png)
Screw Piledriver Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Stick-360.pngArcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Capcom vs. SNK 2[edit]

Portrait CVS2 Zangief.png
Name Input
Body Press Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Knee Drop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Kuuchuu Headbutt Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Russian Kick Arcade-Stick-DL.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Dynamite Kick Arcade-Stick-DL.png+ Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Banishing Flat Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Double Lariat Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png (move Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png)
Quick Double Lariat Arcade-Button-3xKick.png (move Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png)
Screw Pile Driver Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Flying Power Bomb Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Atomic Suplex close, Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Stick-360.pngArcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Aerial Russian Slam Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png