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Dorai (銅昴 Dōrai?) is the father of Chun-Li who was supposedly killed by M. Bison, which is the source of Chun-Li's vendetta with Shadaloo. However, as with Charlie's case, his body has never been found, so his ultimate fate cannot be confirmed.
He was known to be good friends with Gen, and both he and Gen trained Chun-Li in martial arts from an early age; like his daughter, he was also said to have had lightning fast legs and powerful footwork.
He was a Hong Kong Police officer with a strong sence of justice. During a investigation to capture the leader of the crime oraganization Shadaloo, he went missing and his whereabouts are currently unknown.
So far, Dorai has not made any proper appearance in the main series of videogames; prior to a supplemental database related to Street Fighter V, his real name, appearance and personality were completely unknown within the games' canon. All that is known about him is what has been mentioned in other characters' backstories, such as those of Gen and his daughter, Chun-Li.
His first appearance in other related media is very brief. Indirectly appears in a flashback scene, where M. Bison mentions his fateful destiny. In this scene he is seen falling from a great height while desperate shouts, but the darkness present throughout the sequence makes impossible to determine details of the place where it happened.
Though he neither appeared in the live action film, is mentioned while M. Bison was confronted by Chun-Li for murdering him on the past. The dictator then simply responded to the accusation disregarding it as a little trivial fact that doesn't recall due to his extensive conquering agenda.
He has a significant role in the animated Street Fighter II V series. Dorai is depicted as a strong, hardworking man who is very protective of his daughter. His principal occupation is as the Vice Squad Captain for the Hong Kong Police Department, and is routinely engaged in drug busts, sting operations, and various other police activities, and is no stranger to the risks of his work. His residence also doubles as a temple and training ground where he teaches his daughter and several other students, including Fei Long.
Shortly after a successful bust of a large cocaine-smuggling operation, as well the subsequent arrest of the Ashura kingpin behind it, Inspector Dorai is called to Barcelona to attend an Interpol conference concerning the investigation of the mysterious organization called "Shadowlaw" (i.e. Shadaloo). During the investigation, Dorai is nearly killed by Cammy at the order of a Shadowlaw infiltrator, but his survival was kept secret by the Chief of Interpol until the person who ordered the hit (eventually found to be Balrog) could be identified. However, he survives and is treated in a hospital where Fei Long protects him, even as Cammy invades his room in an attempt at finishing the job.
Street Fighter cartoon seriesEdit
In the Street Fighter 1995 cartoon series Chun-Li's father was shown in the episode, The Strongest Woman in the World in a flashback Chun-li has of M. Bison attacking their village one night. He was the only one who didn't run away from the village and fought M. Bison. Chun-Li was still in her nightgown when she saw M. Bison kill him. In this series, it is shown that he knows the Spinning Bird Kick.
Dorai also appears in Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li. As in the anime series, works with the Interpol but also as a double agent who had infiltrated the ranks of Shadaloo. Initially shows concern about the idea that Chun-Li would follow in his footsteps, but then he ponders that his daughter has already grown up into an adult being capable and skilled enough as to take a decision like that responsibly. It is mentioned that his and Gen's families had a long friendship, although both were estranged in recent years due to the incompatibility of the "occupations" in that they were engaged.
In regular Street Fighter comics of UDON, in one of the additional short stories included, it is show that was sedated and kidnapped by Shadaloo henchmen with the help of the then "brain-washed" Killer Bee, which one also prevented Chun-Li from interfere to rescue him or could follow them.
In Street Fighter II Turbo #10, Dorai makes an appearance in a short story centered around Q. He is shown in the background being experimented on and having Q's face being forcefully put onto him, implying that Q is actually Dorai enslaved by Bison.
Finally, during the main story, when Charlie regains his memory reveals that after being defeated by M. Bison, he witnessed how the Dolls attacked Dorai all together ending with his last strengths, being Killer Bee who gave him the fatal blow by direct command from Bison itself.
In the live-action film, Dorai is renamed (or possibly replaced by) Xiang, portrayed by Edmund Chen, a well connected businessman.
- His name Dorai originally came from the Street Fighter II V series (before he was referred as "Chun-Li's father"), it wasn't until after Street Fighter V that his name became official in the games' canon.
- The name 銅昴 would be pronounced Tóng Mǎo in Mandarin and Tung Mau in Cantonese.
- Interestingly, M. Bison never outright states that he killed her father in any of the games. Chun-Li assumes this in Street Fighter Alpha. Considering this fact and that his body has never been found, his ultimate fate is unknown.
- In the UDON comics, though, it is at least known that Bison ordered Dorai's execution at the hands of Killer Bee.
- His appearance in Street Fighter II V bears a little resemblance to Final Fight's Mike Haggar.