Zangief

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Zangief

Zangief (Зангиев) is a video game character created by Capcom. He is part of the Street Fighter series of fighting games.

According to his official biography, Zangief was born in the Soviet Union on June 1, 1956. He stands 214 cm tall (a little over 7' 0") and weighs 121 kg. His blood type is A. He likes to wrestle bears and dance the Cossack dance. He dislikes projectiles and young, beautiful women. His special skills include drinking Vodka and enduring the cold. His fighting style is an advanced form of sambo.

Zangief is a close-combat character. Because of his move repertoire and the way his special moves are executed, he and other characters with similar movesets are known as 360-grapplers.

Background

As Russia's greatest professional wrestler, Zangief was contacted by a man named erai hito (Great Man) to demonstrate Russia's strength to the rest of the world in the second World Warrior tournament. Zangief patriotically agrees and receives fantastic training in the extreme climate of Siberia, that lets him, with this government sponsorship, become "The Red Cyclone." He opposes the activities of Shadoloo and meets one of his fans, the Japanese pro wrestler Rainbow Mika Nanakawa.

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