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|“||I find your suffering... exquisite.||„|
|“||The heart and soul are meaningless to me. I believe only in beauty.||„|
|“||You'll be seeing red by the time I'm done with you...||„|
|“||Handsome fighters never lose a battle!||„|
Vega (Balrog in Japan) is one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Shadaloo and an antagonist in the Street Fighter series.
Vega is a Spanish nobleman born to a beautiful mother. However, the status of his family had dwindled and his mother was forced to remarry for financial security. As he grew up, Vega began showing an interest in bullfighting, which was a national sport and a cultural tradition. After becoming a skilled matador (bullfighter), he traveled to Japan to learn ninjutsu, a fighting style which he believed mixed well with his natural grace and speed.
Before long, he joined an underground fighting circuit, and quickly became a renowned fighter. But tragedy struck when Vega's hideous stepfather murdered his wife, believing that she did not respect him. This event took place before Vega's eyes, causing him to snap from the trauma. He stabbed his stepfather with his claw through his chest, killing him and lived a dual life: honorable nobleman by day, sadistic murderer by night.
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter II
Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter V
Street Fighter X Tekken
Vega is a headstrong, manipulative, and uncompromising narcissist. He thinks he is the most beautiful man in the world. He hates anything ugly, and will kill anyone he deems "imperfect" without hesitation. He is also notably sadistic, traitorous, vituperative, and psychotic, so he loves to torture his victims and the sight of blood. Therefore, he tends to prolong his fights, just for the mere pleasure of watching his enemies suffer.
His narcissism drives him to wear a mask over his face in combat. Not to hide his identity, but to protect his "perfect" face from any scarring or bruising. He is a very formal and authoritative person and enjoys classical music, particularly orchestrated strings and Spanish guitar.