Zangief, as he appears in Street Fighter EX3.
|Height||7' 0" (213 cm)|
|Weight||256 lbs (116kg)|
|Fighting style||Unique Mix of Russian and American Professional Wrestling|
|Likes||Wrestling Polar Bears, Cossack dancing, Eating borscht, Drinking Vodka|
|Dislikes||Projectiles, Beautiful young women, Bears that can't wrestle properly|
- "I am the Red Cyclone!"
Viktor Zangief (ザンギエフ) is a video game character created by Capcom. He is part of the Street Fighter series of fighting games, first starring in Street Fighter II. His signature fighting style is close up and wrestler based, with devastating throws and powerful base moves. This makes him tough up close, though often has trouble with foes with projectiles.
Zangief enters any and all Street Fighting tournaments purely to prove his worth as the greatest wrestler in the world and to maintain his reputation as the Red Cyclone. He is extremely proud of his motherland, the Soviet Union, and he is determined to represent it as the champion of each tournament.
Throughout the EX tournaments, he encounters an Indian wrestler who comes as close to Zangief's might as anyone he has ever faced. Duly impressed with Darun's prowess, he is excited to meet another wrestler of such caliber and to have someone worthy of practicing with.
When the third tournament is announced, they are eager to become each other partners and treat the events like tag team competitions, much to many of the spectators' (as well as some fighters') amusement.