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Zangief



Full name not firmly established in Street Fighter; from Russia.
Date of Birth: June 1, 1956
Height: 7'0", Weight: 340 lbs.
Blood Type: A
Note: In G.I. Joe's Street Fighter ad, the name is pronounced ZAN-geef.



Previous character: Dhalsim
Next character: Vega

 

Media Appearances

See this page for Zangief's depiction in the Street Fighter games, animation, and live action.

Headcanon

The Street Fighter characters do not share a universe with G.I. Joe in my headcanon.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1993 (Street Fighter)    
Version 1: 1993 Capcom Street Fighter II carded assortment, #9
Fig. #0446: Russian Bear WrestlerFighting Style: Wrestling
  • head: Zangief (93), Dreadnok Crusher (04)
  • arms: Gnawgahyde (89), Zangief (93), Dreadnok Crusher (04)
  • torso: Gnawgahyde (89), Zangief (93), Dreadnok Crusher (04)
  • waist: BAT (91, 03/I), Zangief (93), Inferno BAT (03), Headhunter BAT (08)
  • legs: BAT (91, 03/I), Zangief (93), Inferno BAT (03)
Accessories: orange submachine gun (88 Hit & Run's Colt 635); orange assault rifle (90 Ambush's EM-2 bullpup); orange machine gun (91 Big Ben's M240); orange spring missile launcher (93 Bazooka's, with orange trigger); orange grappling hook missile (92 Cutter's) and string; two orange missiles (common for 93 Joes); orange figure stand
Many believe that Zangief entered the tournament out of his fierce respect for his country, but they are only partially correct. Zangief loves his country, but he loves to stomp on his opponents even more. What else would you expect from a man who wrestles bears for fun? Good natured with a great sense of humor, Zangief loves to fight. He left the Russian Wrestling Federation because of lack of competition and now seeks suitable opponents wherever he can find them. Totally fearless, Zangief is more than willing to walk into a punch as long as he can grab his opponent and drive them into the pavement with his Spinning Pile Driver.
Motto: "My strength is much greater than yours."
Toy Notes: Featured in the Street Fighter commercial. Item #81093.