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Doctrine Dark (ドクトリン・ダーク Dokutorin Dāku?), real name Holger (オルガー Orugā?)[1], also known as D. Dark, is a video game character from the Street Fighter EX series, first appearing in Street Fighter EX. He is a mentally scarred mercenary seeking revenge for his fallen comrades.

BiographyEdit

AppearanceEdit

Doctrine Dark wears a special respiratory mask to breathe (since Rolento crippled him in the chin), as well as military clothes that resembles a S.W.A.T uniform,and he has a symbol of a sliced scorpion on his back of his uniform, he uses various weapons like a fiber wire, knives and explosives. He has a short blonde hair parted at the fringe, and characteristically unsettling, permanently shell-shocked blue eyes.

In Fighting EX Layer, Doctrine Dark wears a blue and silver metallic armor suit as the designs of his armor are glowing in neon orange. His silver armor gloves enables him to unleash red blades similar to the Katar weapon.

PersonalityEdit

Due to his PTSD that reflects in his physical looks, he is quite serious and homicidal in battles and will not think beyond killing his opponent rather than simply defeat them. He has a single-minded desire to exact revenge on Rolento and Guile and does not seem to have any other desires beyond this.

RelationshipsEdit

Other than his begrudged desire for Rolento and Guile's deaths, he has no other known interactions with other characters.

RolentoEdit

The man responsible for his current condition. Both men and their units fought in a brutal melee with numerous casualties, and this is why Dark wants Rolento dead.

GuileEdit

Believed to have been betrayed by his superior for not helping him during Rolento's onslaught, Dark has likewise marked Guile for death.

StoryEdit

Street Fighter EXEdit

Doctrine Dark was a brave soldier with an exceptional sense for battle. Dark once served under the orders of Guile with his own special tactical reconnaissance unit. During his tour of duty, his own unit got into a bit of a scuffle with another rival unit, lead by Rolento. The minor scuffle escalated into a full-on battle, with both sides receiving heavy casualties. Doctrine Dark was the only member of his unit to escape. However, he was severely injured emotionally and physically.

Street Fighter EX endingEdit

(Japanese version)

"Resistance is futile. You guys won't do it again. I have lost my soul, as well as my tears and my smiles. Now you will bear witness to that hell? Where did they go...? You...?" Doctrine Dark, the man that was once known as Holger. Can his soul still be saved?

Street Fighter EX Plus α endingEdit

A lone shout rules his mind. His strong desire for vengeance has burdened him with the fate of a warrior demon. His shout echoes like a requiem during the sorrowful night. The vengeful demon Doctrine Dark... Is there anyone who can save his soul?

Shadaloo C.R.I. profileEdit

Born in the United States and of German heritage,[1] he was assigned to a special force with great expectations about his future. However, his unit was exterminated by an ambush from Rolento's enemy troops and he was the sole survivor. Filled with hatred for both Rolento and his former superior Guile, he has now become a killing machine burning with a desire for revenge, wanting to win by any means necessary.

Fighting EX LayerEdit

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Doctrine Dark in Fighting EX Layer

Doctrine Dark appears as one of the playable characters in this game.

Doctrine Dark begins to lose his mind and became completely insane. He now possesses an insatiable desire for strength. He obsessively wants to beat powerful warriors in the shadows while he became Gougi's prisoner to take their lives. Unaware that he was under Garuda's control from his dark energy.

Gameplay Edit

Fighting styleEdit

Doctrine Dark appears to utilize a very violent fighting style reliant on his utilized and portable concealed weaponry; he uses such things like metallic garrote wires, retractable wrist mounted daggers similar to the katar, and timed bombs.

MovesetEdit

Dark's signature move is a wire that catches the opponent, and can either drag them in for a combo or electrify them. He also makes use of concealed blades and explosives.

His throw move, in uncensored versions, involve him graphically slitting his opponent's throat from behind in spectacular bloody fashion. This was toned down in other regions to simply him planting explosives.

In Fighting EX Layer, Dark retains all of his moves from the Street Fighter EX series. His wrist mounted daggers resembles the dual katar blades which are glowing in red as well as his wire is glowing in purple. The glowing weapons that Dark wields is due to Garuda's control by the use of dark energy.

Stage ThemesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • His later appearances are similar to that of the character Garland Greene from the 1997 action movie Con Air, played by Steve Buscemi: Greene was infamous as a serial killer known in-story as "The Marietta Mangler", and was first depicted in a full-body restraint device with a respirator face mask due to his dangerous level as a convict.
  • Doctrine Dark's fighting style and dressing are similar to YuYu Hakusho character Karasu, as both are homicidal maniacs who use explosives and wear breathing masks.
  • Doctrine Dark shows similarities to Mortal Kombat fame characters Scorpion, Kabal and Baraka.
    • Dark's moveset is somewhat similar to Scorpion's (being able to pull their opponents in with his wire, in a similar fashion to how Scorpion uses his spear) but in Dark's CGI rendered ending in Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha, it is revealed that his special unit's emblem is a scorpion.
    • Both Dark and Kabal are covered by a gas mask, Kabal was burnt alive and Dark was hit by Rolento in his chin, due to this he can't breathe. Unlike Dark, however, Kabal is seen unmasked in some official artworks.
    • The blades on Dark's arms are similar to Baraka's ones.

GalleryEdit

Doctrine Dark/Gallery

See alsoEdit


ReferencesEdit

Street Fighter series Playable Characters
Main Series
SF Logo Ken · Ryu
Street-fighter-ii-logo The World Warrior Blanka · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Guile · Zangief
Champion Edition Balrog · M. Bison · Sagat · Vega
Super Cammy · Dee Jay · Fei Long · T. Hawk
Turbo Akuma
Ultra Violent Ken
SFAlogo Alpha Adon · Birdie · Charlie · Dan · Guy · Rose · Sodom
Alpha 2 Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Shin Akuma
Alpha 3 Cody · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika
Alpha 3 Upper Eagle · Maki
Alpha 3 MAX Ingrid
Street fighter iii logo New Generation Alex · Dudley · Elena · Ibuki
Necro · Oro · Sean · Yang · Yun
2nd Impact Gill · Hugo · Urien
3rd Strike Makoto · Q · Remy · Twelve
Street fighter iv logo IV Abel · C. Viper · El Fuerte · Gouken · Rufus · Seth
Super Hakan · Juri
Arcade Edition Oni
Ultra Decapre · Poison
SFV-Logo-R-3 V F.A.N.G · Laura · Necalli · Rashid
Season 2 Abigail · Ed · Kolin · Menat · Zeku
Season 3 Falke · G
Spin-offs
Street Fighter The Movie Logo Arkane · Blade · F7 · Khyber · Sawada
Street-fighter-ii--the-animated-movie Cyborg
Sfexlogo EX Allen · Blair · C. Jack · Darun · D. Dark
Hokuto · Kairi · Pullum · Skullomania
EX Plus Bloody Hokuto · Cycloid-β · Cycloid-γ · Garuda
EX2 Hayate · Nanase · Shadowgeist · Sharon
EX2 Plus Area · V. Rosso
EX3 Ace · Bison II
Fighting EX Layer Hayate
Marvel vs. Capcom Logo MSHvSF Cyber-Akuma · Dark Sakura · Mech-Zangief · Shadow
MvC Shadow Lady
SFO Shin
Street Fighter EX Characters
EX Original Akuma · Allen · Blair · Chun-Li · C. Jack · Darun · D. Dark · Guile
Hokuto · Kairi · Ken · Pullum · Ryu · Skullomania · Zangief
Plus Bloody Hokuto · Cycloid-β · Cycloid-γ · Evil Ryu · Garuda · M. Bison
Plus α Dhalsim · Sakura
EX2 Original Blanka · Hayate · Nanase · Shadowgeist · Sharon · Vega
Plus Area · Sagat · V. Rosso
EX3 Ace · Bison II
CPU Only Shin-Bison · Cycloids · Zako
Fighting Layer Characters
Fighting Layer Allen · Blair
Fighting EX Layer Area · Darun · D. Dark · Garuda · Hayate · Hokuto · Jack · Kairi · Pullum
Sanane · Shadowgeist · Sharon · Shirase · Skullomania · V. Rosso