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SFIV Characters Zangief.jpg

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A man who trains with polar bears in Siberia should not be taken lightly. Zangief is the greatest professional wrestler the Soviet Union has ever produced and his ferociously muscular body is packed with blazing passion and love for his home country. He is a patriot to his very core and is disgusted at acts of selfish evil.

Zangief is ready to prove he is the strongest fighter in the world and fights for his land and the little ones who look up to him. Using close range combat, Zangief will gladly take a punch in order to grab his opponent. He is called the Red Cyclone for a reason and his famous Spinning Piledriver is to be feared.

Moves[edit]

Street Fighter IV[edit]

Portrait SFIV Zangief.png
Marks Move Name Commands Notes
Body Slam
(Arcade-Stick-Right.png +) Arcade-Button-LPunch.png + Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Brain Buster
Arcade-Stick-Left.png + Arcade-Button-LPunch.png + Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Flying Body Attack
Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Knee Drop
Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Headbutt
Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Up.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png / Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Long Kick
Arcade-Stick-DR.png + Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Banishing Flat
Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Spinning Piledriver
Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Double Lariat
Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png
Quick Double Lariat
Arcade-Button-3xKick.png
Flying Power Bomb
Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Atomic Suplex
Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.pngMust be used at close range
Focus Attack
Arcade-Button-MPunch.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Final Atomic Buster
Arcade-Stick-360.png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ultimate Atomic Buster
Arcade-Stick-360.png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png


Super Street Fighter IV[edit]

Portrait SSFIV Zangief.png
Marks Move Name Commands Notes
Body Slam
(Arcade-Stick-Right.png +) Arcade-Button-LPunch.png + Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Brain Buster
Arcade-Stick-Left.png + Arcade-Button-LPunch.png + Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Flying Body Attack
Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Knee Drop
Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Headbutt
Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Up.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png / Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Long Kick
Arcade-Stick-DR.png + Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Banishing Flat
Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Spinning Piledriver
Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Double Lariat
Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png
Quick Double Lariat
Arcade-Button-3xKick.png
Flying Power Bomb
Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Atomic Suplex
Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.pngMust be used at close range
Focus Attack
Arcade-Button-MPunch.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Final Atomic Buster
Arcade-Stick-360.png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ultimate Atomic Buster
Arcade-Stick-360.png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png
Siberian Blizzard
Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-360.png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-3xKick.png