"You can call yourself the king all day long, but I whipped you in the end!"
Universe Capcom
Debut Street Fighter 2
Appears in Super Lawl
Friends M.Bison
Enemies Vega(Sometimes)
Lawl Team Super Lawl


Neutral B: Dash Streight/Upper

Balrog executes a simple dash forward followed by a straight punch. The strength of the punch button pressed determines how far it goes, as well as its power and speed (12%).

The EX version has Balrog gain Super Armor during the dash.Balrog's Dash Straight does 16% damage, whether it is the normal or the EX version.

If you press Up B right before Streight punch, Balrog will slide forward and do an uppercut, with the range depending on the button pressed (10%); weakest will be shortest range with least damage, while strongest with most range. This move functions in a very similar fashion to the Dash Straight; however, the uppercut allows it to function as an anti-air attack when necessary. The EX version gives Balrog one point of Super Armor, and has enough frame advantage on hit to combo into another attack (14%).

Side B: Dash Low Straight/Low Smash

The attack is a simple dash forward followed by a straight low punch (with an accompanying "rush of wind" sound effect) that floors the opponent if it hits (9%). The strength of the b button pressed will determine how far it goes, as well as its power and speed. The EX Special version grant Super Armor during the dash (13%).

The attack is a simple dash forward followed by a suckerpunch to the stomach, with an accompanying "rush of wind" sound effect (7%). The attack will floor an opponent if it hits, and has the Armor Break property, making it good for disrupting the use of Focus Attacks.

The EX version, in which case Balrog will gain Super Armor during the dash, and is the only version of the move that is safe on block (11%).

Up B: Buffalo Head

Balrog launches himself forward into the air, head-first (14%). The move is useful as an anti-air for the otherwise mostly earthbound boxer. How far forward he will go depends on the strength of the b button pressed. Its EX Special version has nearly no startup time, hits twice and jumps the same distance (19%).

Down B: Turn Punch

After charging back - and releasing, Balrog brings his arm back, charging, and thrusts forward quickly with a straight punch.

Turns  Damage
1 11%
2 14%
3 17%
4 22%
5 28%

While it is fairly slow and predictable, it does a great amount of damage depending on how long the the down b buttons are held down, with the damage capping at 60 seconds. This move is best used against a foe that is dizzy.

Final Smash 1: Crazy Buffalo

Balrog punches his fists together and then dashes forward, delivering five savage punches (58%). What type of punches they are depends on whether the player is pressing down the b button or not. If the player is not pressing up b when Balrog throws a punch, it will be a straight punch; if the player is pressing up b, the punch is an uppercut.

Final Smash 2: Dirty Bull

Balrog angrily lunges at the opponent with a threatening facial expression ("I'll pulverize ya!"). He grabs instantly and headbutts the opponent off-balance (19%), proceeds to plant his foot on theirs (22%) ("You ain't getting away!"), then finishes them off by whiffing a cross punch and delivering a powerful elbow strike across their face (47%). The opponent is knocked down just as Balrog puts his arms out, shrugs in a "Don't look at me!" manner and laughs sadistically.

True to Balrog's unscrupulous tactics, all three parts of the move are illegal in boxing.







Character Description

Balrog is a tall, heavily built and very muscular African-American boxer. He wears blue boxing trunks with white trim and a torn white shirt under a blue tank top. He wears red boxing gloves and boxing shoes. His hairstyle consists of short hair in what appears to be wide cornrows; this hairstyle is similar to Mike Tyson's haircuts from the time Street Fighter II was released. Official artworks at the time also depicted him sans a canine tooth in the upper right side of his mouth.

Other Attacks


Classic Mode


Snake Codec




Role in Story Mode



  • In Japan, Balrog's name was change into Mike Bison, but in the US version the name was changed due to a refence name of Mike Tyson.
  • Close to Guile and Bison, Balrog has his only cartoon-self, where his not only a boxer but also a scientist (breaking his "bulky-but-brainless" stereotype) who programmes Shadaloo computers for Toon Bison.
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