A character in the video game Street Fighter 2
. Vega, who hails from Spain, was also known as the Spanish Ninja, because he blended the martial art
with his acrobatic skills of a matrador
. The result was Vega's graceful yet deadly fighting style.
Vega is tall and thin with long blond hair, but also with brown hair at times, depending on which button you pressed when you selected him. He has a large tattoo of a dragon
on his chest. Vega is an egotist
, so he wears a mask
to protect his face from getting scratched or bruised. He also has a set of metal claws on one arm that he uses to attack his enemy.
Vega, who does mainly assassin
work, is a hired thug
for M. Bison
. Vega is also annoyed by the fact that the Thai
is M. Bison's right-hand man; Vega believes that Sagat is too ugly to be second in command.
In the Japanese
version of Street Fighter 2, this character's name is actually Balrog
. Vega was the name of the main villan, and M. Bison was the boxer who resembled Mike Tyson
. When Street Fighter II was imported into the U.S., Capcom
switched several of the characters names around, figuring that having a boxer named M. Bison who looked like the champ would cause legal trouble.
When Super Street Fighter 2
came out, Capcom made Vega's moves much better. I used to beat the piss
out of all those people who thought they were badasses and played as Ryu
,as they would predictably hurl fireball
after fireball, then a dragon punch
. Using those guys takes no strategy, just the ability to push buttons. Controlling Vega, who has no fireballs to hide behind, is an art form in itself.