Abigail (アビゲイル Abigeiru?) is a video game character who debuted as the penultimate boss in the beat 'em up game Final Fight, before appearing as a playable fighter in the Street Fighter series starting with the second season of Street Fighter V. He is a hulking brute of gargantuan proportions and former enforcer for the Mad Gear Gang.
Abigail is an extremely large man with a Canadian leaf logo flat-top haircut. His attire in Final Fight closely resembles a white version of that worn by the Andore family, but he is keen to point out that he is not one of them. He usually wears facepaint, but in Mighty Final Fight, a non-canon retelling of the original Final Fight with chibi sprites, he is seen without facepaint.
In Street Fighter V, his tanktop sports skull prints, tire track prints on his pants, and tires worn as both rings and large armbands, the armbands with "Mad Gear" painted on them in white. On a wallet chain on the back of his pants are two tires worn through it, and around his neck is a black leather spiked collar. His fingernails are painted dark gray. In a possible manner like Birdie, who is designed to be like a bird in fashion, Abigail's overall features come to give him the similarities of a bulldog, which are portrayed as relentless guard dogs in popular media.
His first alternate costume is similar to his default attire but he wears a welding mask to conceal his face, blue jeans, and one of the shoulders of his tank top is ripped. A large tire is stretched diagonally across his body.
His second alternate costume has him shirtless, but accessorized with a pair of goggles and large tire shoulder bands with chains draped across them. His black flap top hairstyle becomes red, shoulder length dreadlocks, he also gains a red, walrus mustache and holds a crookedly bent nail between his teeth. His tire-track marked trousers are suspended by a belt with a cog as a buckle. On a minor note, this outfit is most reminiscent of Skull Cross Gang member Caine.
Despite being in a gang and being an expert on vehicles, Abigail is shown to be quite dimwitted, hot tempered and childish; he always likes to pretend he's driving a car and making bad impressions of car noises. He is also known for getting upset and can start crying when he thinks someone has stolen his car, even if he lets his friends or subordinates borrow it for a day, such as Axl, Roxy and J.
He is not malicious or antagonistic though, as his win quotes against Chun-Li ("Keep your nose outta my business, copper. I'm totally legit now.") and Nash ("Why so moody, pal? Try smiling! Ah ha ha ha ha ha!") indicate that he has both put his Mad Gear days behind him and is akin to more of a jock with crude humor and a one-track mind, but fairly jovial.
Poor Abigail had one of the worst lives a child could have starting out. To say he was cursed from the crib is sadly nothing but an understatement. He was born with a female's name and was bound to it forever. Through the torturous years of school, he was continually tormented for his rather unusual name, forcing him to take it in and ignore it. Albeit much larger and stronger than most of them, Abigail was told not to use violence and anger to solve problems, as it would just end up making more. Although this seemed like good parenting for a growing schoolchild, it actually caused Abigail's social capabilities to deteriorate to the point when even his small circle of friends began to drift away from him.
At seventeen, Abigail decided to leave home for good and find his own place in the world. Due to realizing his parents taught him to not use violence, he began to grow a loathing for them. But in the streets of the crime capital Metro City, the only real chances for him to fit in were in the city's many gangs, but not all of them proved to be what he hoped. Continuing to wander, he unknowingly found himself in the territory of a gang whose name was unknown. A dozen thugs soon noticed the newcomer, and, unhindered by his size, ganged up on the giant.
Curling up to absorb the punishment, Abigail held still. However, within the depths of his soul, a dark flame of rage began to brew, awakened by the blows Abigail continually had land on him. Suddenly, without warning, Abigail lashed out, not letting his childhood memories hold him back. Having had enough of the torment he suffered for his whole life, he stood up and exploded, hurling his foes like babies and letting loose devastating punches. The few who survived Abigail's rampage looked in terror at the hulking leviathan that stood before them, ran screaming and left the unfortunate to their demise.
Almost a week after the incident, words of Abigail's tremendous power reached the ears of the Mad Gear Gang. In need of a powerful enforcer, Belger, Mad Gear's boss, sent out members to find him. Once they did, Abigail was given a life-changing opportunity: a high spot in the gang's hierarchy. Happy beyond words to have a group who finally accepted him regardless of his name, Abigail joined the gang and put the past behind him once and for all. His dominant strength and insane rage would serve him and the gang well as he took control of the Metro City Bay Area.
Abigail was a top lieutenant in Belger's Mad Gear Gang, in charge of the city's Bay Area. When Haggar's daughter Jessica was kidnapped by the gang, Cody and Guy took a shortcut through the Bay Area on their way to Belger's penthouse. It was there they encountered Abigail, who told them:
"Hey, cool down. She must be having a good time with Belger!"
At this, Cody rushed to save Jessica from Belger's hands, leaving Guy behind to deal with Abigail. After a difficult fight Guy managed to beat Abigail.
Prologue - 'Fierce Beast'
Thinking that his car was missing, Abigail was standing around making various bad impressions of car sounds. He is encountered by Ibuki, Zangief, Juri and Vega who were puzzled by his behavior. Only Alex was able to recognize Abigail's sounds (in this case, a diesel engine) on which one is Abigail's missing car, but two of them fought anyway.
After the fight, J, Axl and Roxy, who all appear to work for Abigail, show up and remind him that he originally let them borrow the car for a day. The trio mock Abigail for forgetting this, causing him to fly into a rage and thrash them all into the car as he walks away casually.
Abigail uses no finesse or any specific style in his fighting, just brute force. He picks up his opponents and throws them around like rag dolls. He occasionally turns red with Max Power, which swells his muscles, thus making him stronger and uses running body slams. In Final Fight One, "Alpha Cody" (a non-canon unlockable character who is the Cody seen in Street Fighter Alpha 3 somehow reliving the past) notes that he hadn't been terribly impressed by Abigail, asking whether he still stuck to "using only one attack pattern". In Mighty Final Fight, one of his humorous attacks is to pick up his opponents and kiss them.
In Street Fighter V, Abigail's playstyle is more of that of a striker in contrast with Hugo's wrestling style, possibly in order to deviate the former from the trend of large, hulking characters who are often grapplers. He and Hugo may have moves that charge towards the opponent, but Hugo does so in a way to set up throws as a wrestler whereas Abigail likes to bulldoze and pummel them like a brute. Additionally, Hugo's strikes set up his grabs, whereas Abigail's grabs set up his strikes.
- Abigail is also the first playable Final Fight character in Street Fighter V, and the eighth Final Fight character to appear playable in the Street Fighter games.
- Abigail's Street Fighter V theme is a remix of his original battle theme from Final Fight. The Metro City Bay Area stage (which is the stage where Abigail was originally fought) also contains a remix of the Bay Area music from the same game.
- Despite being the tallest character in the series, Abigail is the second heaviest; Gill, despite being shorter than Abigail by over a foot, weighs 161 lbs more at 745 lbs.
- In the Metro City Bay Area stage, he seems to own a garage called "Abigail's Scrap Metal". Additionally, Axl, J and Roxy refer Abigail as "chief", implying they all work for him.
- In Street Fighter V, Abigail is the only character that can't be knocked into any of the stage knockout zones, likely because he is too big.
- Abigail's colors 11-15 reference the Andore Family in this specific order; Andore Jr., Hugo, F. Andore, U. Andore, and G. Andore.
- Max Power causes Abigail's physique to swell for a short period of time, akin to Bane of DC Comics.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 http://game.capcom.com/cfn/sfv/column-130192.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 http://www.capcom.co.jp/sfv/chara_abigail.html
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcMiPWzXn0k
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTUHZ-6ADbA
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdAuLnFwqk4
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|Season 1||Alex · Balrog · Guile · Ibuki · Juri · Urien|
|Season 2||Abigail · Akuma · Ed · Kolin · Menat|
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