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SFA3 Sagat.gif

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Sagat first appeared as the final challenger in the original Street Fighter. He returned as the second to last boss in Street Fighter II, and was first selectable in Street Fighter II Champion Edition. Sagat won the title of Emperor/God of Muay Thai from Nuah Kahn as a teenager, and became a national hero in Thailand. At the end of the first World Warrior tournament, only one fighter managed to reach Sagat: a young martial artist named Ryu. Initially, Sagat was able to pin Ryu, and was sure that he was the winner of the match. However, Ryu became desperate to win the fight and was consumed by the Satsui no Hadou and executed the Metsu Shoryuken, grievously wounding Sagat and leaving a massive scar across his chest.

During the alpha series, Sagat's former student Adon mocked his teacher for losing to Ryu and challenged him for the title of God of Muay Thai. His rage blinded him, and Sagat lost to Adon, but not before beating the younger man so hard that he would be in traction for four months. Consumed with rage and hatred, Sagat eagerly joined the criminal organization known as Shadoloo. M. Bison had offered him Shadoloo resources to find Ryu and provide Sagat with a rematch. Sagat's nearly indomitable power provided him with the position of Bison's personal bodyguard, one of the feared Shitennō (四天王) or Four Heavenly Kings of Shadoloo.

During his tenure in Shadoloo, Sagat encountered Dan, now an adult seeking revenge for his father's death in the fight with Sagat. Sagat realized how anger can make people do things they regret, so he purposely lost the fight (Although Dan doesn't believe that he did), which allowed Dan to defeat him and satisfy his anger.

Sagat realized that his scar was a result of the killing intent which possessed Ryu called the Satsui no Hadou. Finally, he understood that true rivals should not be blinded by rage and hatred, nor be seduced by it, and realized Bison's real intentions.

However, Bison presented him with a brainwashed Ryu, and told Sagat he could have the rematch he always wanted. Despite Sagat's disappointment with fighting a corrupted opponent, Sagat still fought Ryu. To break Bison's mind control, he implored to Ryu that a true warrior would not give in to such treachery. Ryu awakened from Bison's control and, rejecting the Satsui no Hadou, drove Bison off. Sagat finally realized that rivalries must have their limits.

Key Battles[edit]

Battle Opponent
Street Fighter Alpha Boss Ryu
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Mid-Boss Adon
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Boss Ryu
Street Fighter Alpha 3 5th Fight Dan
Street Fighter Alpha 3 9th Fight Ryu
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Boss M. Bison

Techniques[edit]

Name Description
Tiger Shot Sagat is capable of gathering his ki into his fists, and releasing it by pushing it out into the air. The result is a surge of energy that can travel towards his opponent at three different speeds. Due to Sagat's height, most opponents can duck this projectile.
Ground Tiger Shot Sagat knows that many shorter opponents can simply duck under his normal Tiger Shot, so he trained himself to be able to create a similar projectile closer to the ground. While this projectile can be easily jumped, Sagat can throw a series of Tiger Shots at various heights and speeds to keep the opponent guessing.
Tiger Uppercut After being defeated by Ryu's devastating uppercut, Sagat withdrew and began a very intense training period. So astounded that he was defeated by such a move, he was determined to perfect a similar uppercut. Sagat can only access this in X-ism.
Tiger Blow This is Sagat's uppercut before he perfected it in Street Fighter 2. The Light version only hits once but the stronger versions hit multiple times.
Tiger Crush Another versatile move in Sagat's limited arsenal, the Tiger Knee Crush allows Sagat to leap forward into the air with his knee extended at a lightning quick speed. He can often take opponents off guard. Although the move begins on the ground, the attack takes place high off the ground.
Fake Kick Sagat bends his knee as if preparing for a kick, but goes back into his standard stance. This is a useful fake out move.
Tiger Cannon Sagat concentrates all of his fighting energy and releases it as a projectile. The projectile hits multiple times and can burn the opponent.
Tiger Raid Sagat does a flurry of kicks before finishing with a side kick. If it's a level 3 super, his finishing kick will be infused with fire.
Tiger Genocide Sagat performs a low Tiger Knee Crush, and immediately follows that up with a high Tiger Uppercut, with a last Tiger Uppercut for his level 3 super. He has limited invulnerability at the start of the move, which gives him a very good chance at passing through projectiles. However, the move leaves Sagat rather vulnerable to counter attack if blocked.
Angry Charge The scar on Sagat's chest reminds him of his painful defeat at the hands of Ryu. However, he can use the angry memories invoked by the scar to power-up his next attack.

Moves[edit]

Street Fighter Alpha[edit]

Portrait SFA Sagat.png
Name Input
Tiger Rage close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png or Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Tiger Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ground Tiger Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Blow Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tiger Crush Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Cannon Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tiger Raid Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Genocide Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Alpha Counter Arcade-Stick-Qcbd.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png while blocking

Street Fighter Alpha 2[edit]

Portrait SFA2 Sagat.png
Name Input
Tiger Rage close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png or Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Tiger Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ground Tiger Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Blow Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tiger Crush Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Cannon Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tiger Raid Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Genocide Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Angry Charge (SFA2 Gold) Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Start.png

SFA2 Gold EX Sagat[edit]

Portrait SFA2 Sagat.png
Name Input
Tiger Rage close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png or Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Tiger Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ground Tiger Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Uppercut Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tiger Crush Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Street Fighter Alpha 3[edit]

Portrait SFA3 Sagat.png
Name Input
XAV Tiger Carry Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
XAV Tiger Rage Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
XAV Kuuchuu Tiger Carry Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
 AV Fake Kick quickly press Arcade-Button-MKick.pngArcade-Button-MKick.png
XAV Tiger Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
XAV Ground Tiger Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
X   Tiger Uppercut Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
 AV Tiger Blow Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
X   Tiger Crush Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
 AV Tiger Crush Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
 A  Tiger Cannon Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
 A  Tiger Raid Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
XA  Tiger Genocide Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
 A  Angry Charge Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Start.png