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Balrog (Street Fighter)

From The Codex
Nothin' feels as satisfyin' as knockin' chumps out with these here fists!
~ Balrog


Balrog, known as M. Bison (マイク・バイソン Maiku Baison?) in Japan, is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing as a non-playable boss in Street Fighter II before becoming playable in its update, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. He is a greedy American boxer and personal bodyguard to M. Bison.

Codex Statistics

Key: Street Fighter Alpha | Street Fighter 2-4 | Street Fighter 5

Tier: 8-A | 8-A | 7-A

Name: Balrog

Origin: Street Fighter

Sex: Male

Age: In his 40's

Classification: Human, Boxer, Member of the Four Kings of Shadaloo

Dimensionality: 3-D

Attack Potency: City District level (Can harm those that can harm him) | City District level (Can fight Chun-Li, who's Kikosho is this strong) | Metropolis level (Comparable to E. Honda, who could destroy a meteor that threatened all life on Earth)

Durability: City District level (Tanked an explosion that destroyed a Shadaloo base) | City District level (Can take blows from the likes of Chun-Li) | Metropolis level (Can take blows from the likes of E. Honda)

Striking Strength: City District Class | City District Class | Metropolis Class

Lifting Strength: Class 50 (Comparable to Hugo, who can lift a semi truck trailer) | Class 50 | Class 50

Travel Speed: At least Superhuman (Faster than Dan, who can outrun a wall of flames) | At least Superhuman (Faster than before) | At least Superhuman (Faster than before) | At least Superhuman (Faster than before)

Combat Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Can fight characters who can keep up with M. Bison, who can move at speeds comparable to the Psycho Drive laser beam) | Massively Hypersonic+ | Massively Hypersonic+

Reaction Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ | Massively Hypersonic+ | Massively Hypersonic+

Stamina: High

Range: Standard Melee

Intelligence: Above Average in combat, Average otherwise (Known for not being particularly smart, to act like a brute and rely on his instinct, but has a good amount of combat skill. He grew in the slums, fighting with other kids and learned boxing by himself, eventually becoming a proclaimed and undefeated champion. After having been thrown out of the professional circuit, he was noticed by M. Bison and became general of Shadaloo, with tasks such as disposing of specific people and work as M. Bison's bodyguard. Despite his ferocious style, he knows several techniques, often accompanied by dirty tricks, and is able to fight on equal ground with ninjas and martial artists. Has taught Ed all he knows about boxing. Is a skilled gambler and could tell that one of his opponents was cheating)

Powers and Techniques


His boxing gloves.


Standard Tactics: Balrog will lead with hand to hand combat and isn't above using dirty fighting tactics to throw his opponent. He will either just punch his opponents, charge his punches to dish out heavier damage, use his FFB to further boost his attacks, or use his focus attack to cause his opponent to crumble.

Weaknesses: Balrog can underestimate his opponents.

Battle Records