is a powerhouse wrestler who lives in Manhattan with his father's old friend
Tom, Tom's four year-old daughter Patricia, and his own daughter, Pauline.
Tom took Alex in after Alex's father died and raised him like a son. He
even trained Alex in his gym, and Alex quickly became a powerful yet agile
fighter. Alex eventually signed up for military duty, and earned a reputation
as a great Street Fighter. When he returned from service, Alex discovered
that Tom had been defeated and gravely injured by a mysterious man named
Gill had apparently visited Tom to recruit him into Gill's personal army.
Tom refused, and Gill brutalized him as a message to Alex: if Alex didn't
join with Gill, something worse might happen to Tom, or even Patricia or
angered Alex swore vengeance and entered the third World Warriors tournament
in order to fight Gill. Having trained hard in anticipation for the conflict,
Alex was among the most powerful warriors in the tournament. Despite his
great skill, Alex was captured by Gill's forces and was about to become
one of Gill's super soldiers before he was freed by the undercover
Li. After his escape, Alex confronted Necro
and emerged victorious. Upon his return home, Alex found Tom and Pauline
were awaiting his return. Alex, discovering that there were many other
strong fighters in the world, decided to venture out into the world and
prove his worth in competition. Despite his large frame, Alex is extremely
quick and powerful, especially in hand-to-hand combat. He mainly employs
swinging punches complemented by throws. Alex is also a rival of Hugo
during the SF3 timeline.
entered the third tournament to get revenge on Gill, who had beaten his
friend Tom. He managed to reach the final (mainly because Oro
beat Ryu in the semis and then left),
but couldn't beat Gill himself. After this, he decides to travel around
the world to train. He encountered Ryu and was easily beaten. He now wants
to find Ryu again.
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is just cool. The way his headband hides his eyes...
that face paint... and of course, the way he fights. Alex's wrestling / brawling fighting style made him an incredibly unique "big guy/wrestler" design in SFIII. After
seeing his rivalry with
Hugo in SFIII: 2nd Impact, you can tell Capcom was inspired by Hulk
Hogan & Andre The Giant's rivalry
from Wrestlemania III (1987). In fact, Alex could resemble a young
Hogan, minus that mustache-thing and bright yellow spandex. ;) Side note: Alex's friend
Tom looks exactly like Jean Reno... who also appears in Onimusha 3. Someone at Capcom must be a fan of his. lol. Capcom is funny.
I was definitely hype to hear of Alex's return in SFV. While his
animations (mostly) transferred over well into SFV , his "new"
outfit is absolutely horrendous, IMO. His SFV alt.
costumes are even worse. It isn't like Capcom to mess up a perfectly
fine, nostalgic character with a poorly designed new costume... (that's more of
a mid-2000's Mortal Kombat mistake). Thankfully, a Street Fighter fan
named Pior fixed Alex's terrible costume in the PC version of SFV with a
beautiful mod of his original look. (That moment when fans do a
better job than Capcom at bringing Alex into SFV.) Capcom even took
notes and finally released Alex's original costume in SFV. Thank goodness. In any case, Alex's best appearance and best animations are still in SFIII. Alex's TVC run wasn't half bad either.
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