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  • First appearance: Street Fighter II.
  • Other appearances: Street Fighter II series, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Capcom vs. SNK series.
  • Midnight Bliss transformation: Balrog becomes a very muscled female version of himself in the same outfit and similar hairstyle, with long dreadlocks.
  • Heaven Spell (Athena defeat transformation): an American buffalo (a.k.a. bison), who sits down and cries.
  • Makai Spell (Red Arremer defeat transformation): a tiny flying imp with boxing gloves.

Balrog is the disgraced boxer, turned Shadaloo henchman. Although he's towards the bottom of the totem pole of the crime syndicate, he has grand ambitions of running organization (although most assume he would run it into the ground). Balrog may be strong, but when it comes to brains, he is running on empty. He's very much an act first, think later type of guy. He is quick to dismiss potential threats by underestimating people's strength just on their appearance, yet quicker witted people like Chun-Li know how easy it is to push Balrog's buttons and get a rise out of him. If Balrog does find someone who looks like they might be powerful, like Akuma, he suggests that they help him wrest control of Shadaloo away from M. Bison. He is even brazen enough to declare his intentions to Bison himself... again, he's not that bright. Few people see any use in dealing with Balrog, although Kim sees him as another potential rehabilitation project (even Choi tries giving it a shot, which should say something about Balrog's demeanor), and Poison identifies Balrog as a great "heel" for Hugo's pro-wrestling act.


Portrait SVCC Balrog.png
Name Input
Dash Straight Arcade-Stick-CBF.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dash Uppercut Arcade-Stick-CBF.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Dash Ground Straight Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dash Ground Uppercut Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Turn Punch Hold Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png and release.
Buffalo Head Butt Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Wild Smash Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Crazy Buffalo Arcade-Stick-CBF.pngArcade-Stick-LR.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png, then hold or release Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Gigaton Blow Arcade-Stick-CBF.pngArcade-Stick-LR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
EXCEED: Ultimate Wild Smash Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Delta.png+ Arcade-Button-2xKick.png