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Dhalsim is generally a pacifist, an Indian mystic who only fights when he is forced to and will deviate from his nonviolent beliefs if his village is in danger. Although he looks hard and serious, he is very caring. The skulls he wears around his neck is in remembrance of the children in his village that died during a plague. Dhalsim is a long-range fighter and his intense yoga training has granted him master of fire techniques and the ability to contort his body in impossible ways. With his village threatened once again, he readies himself for combat.