Alex is loosely based on professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. His pre-fight intro is similar to Hogan's trademark entrance. He wears green overalls as pants (straps down) and combat boots, green fighting gloves, and a red headband. He has a special intro with Hugo that resembles Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant.
As a Street Fighter III character, Alex has no official biography. All that is conclusively known about him is that he is an American from New York (given his accent, many assume Alex is from Brooklyn).
Alex entered the third World Warrior tournament because its sponsor, Gill, had seriously injured his best friend and father figure Tom, even though Tom had told him Gill had won fairly. Tom allowed him to go, letting him make his own decision. Alex won every match and then faced Gill. Although he defeated Gill, Alex did not have a chance to kill him, and he went home, to find Tom fully recovered.
Thoughts of revenge no longer clouding his mind, Alex encountered Ryu, who offered a match with him. When Ryu won, he encouraged Alex to hone his skills and seek out worthy opponents.
When you perform Alex's personal action (+) his attack power increases. If you hold down +, it will begin to increase even more at a steady rate, but after a certain point you cannot earn any more attack power. As an alternative, you can simply perform the taunt repeatedly and raise his attack power that way (it maxes out after four taunts).
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