Ed was the unnamed
Balrog's Street Fighter IV endings and later a minion of the
Shadaloo organization in Street Fighter V. He was created as a spare body for
Bison, but he got kidnapped by Seth
who placed him in the S.I.N.'s laboratory. He is recently confirmed as the
third Season 2 Street Fighter V character. He first appeared in the
headquarters of SIN and was found by Balrog,
who took him away because he saw the shape of Shadaloo symbol on his hand and
thought that he could possess valuable secrets. Later Balrog questioned him
about his abilities, however Ed responded that he is powerless on his own,
Balrog responded to him that he is useless but he mighty be useful later on.
Here he is a valuable
minion of the Shadaloo organization which trained him and evolved his Soul
Power into the Psycho Power thanks to having M. Bison's genes. He meets Charlie
which asks him where Bison is, the latter showcase his Psycho Power and taunts
him for being a dead body, before he could attack Charlie, he is joined by F.A.N.G
who fought with him and lost, after that he stated that he was annoying and
escapes thanks to F.A.N.G smoking poison.
He later reappears
along with Balrog in the latter story prologue, here they are confronted by Urien,
who is interested to give them a high quantity of money in exchange for their
work for him and all the data and information about Bison Operation C.H.A.I.N.S, but they are interrupted by Necalli
who was seeking to devour strong souls. After Necalli was defeated by Balrog,
Urien concluded the affair.
Ed makes his playable appearance in Street Fighter V, appearing as an adult.
Due to Shadaloo's experiments, Ed aged faster than normal humans. His fighting
style is based around boxing (taught by Balrog), but his powers are enhanced
by having M. Bison's genes and Psycho Power.
Updated: Apr. 21st, 2021
I'm not sure
"Mr. Ed" was what SFV needed during that point in its lifespan.
Bison can still pull off the evil dictator look. (It was
the 90's. It worked.) But Ed is another blonde-haired, blue-eyed fighter to join
Fighter V"... sporting his own Nazi-esk uniform to boot? Oiiiiy.
On that note, his costume design is just bad. It's overdone.
Does Ed even fit into the storyline and add something to it, at least? Nope.
So... Ed was just a little kid in SF4, and now he's suddenly fully grown
and buff as hell in SFV? If they left his original SFV design
intact, maybe Ed's "skinny" appearance would've added some originality
to the roster (since the series hasn't had a character with a "skinny"
body type since Remy)? I understand the whole
"spare body for M. Bison / enhanced with Psycho Power thing"... but
this design just seems like a long walk for a short drink of water. Playstyle-wise,
mixing Balrog and M. Bison just seems lazy, safe, and a bit awkward. He can be
kinda fun to use, but that alone doesn't make or break a fighting game character
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