- "Hey, let's get out of this place already. There are plenty of folks who would pay for people like you and me"
- —Ed to Balrog
Ed (エド Edo?) is a non-playable character who first appeared in Rose's ending in Street Fighter IV and then in Balrog's Super Street Fighter IV prologue and ending; the credits simply refer to him as Bandaged Boy. He would later appear during the plot events of Street Fighter V.
Ed is one of many spare bodies created as a possible vessel for M. Bison, before being stolen by Seth and placed within S.I.N.'s laboratory. He has the mark of Shadaloo on his hand and is able to use a small amount of Psycho Power.
Ed has short blond hair and blue eyes. When activating his Psycho Powers from his hand, his eyes glow purple.
In Balrog's Super Street Fighter IV ending, he was seen in a patient uniform and his head is covered in bandages. In Street Fighter V, Ed is a teenager and his short blond hair is messier. He wears a white sleeveless hoodie jacket, black trousers and red sneakers. He also has a bar code tattoo on his left arm and wears a matching set of white wristbands. He mostly wears his hood up.
Ed was somehow trapped in the S.I.N laboratory. He was eventually found by Balrog while Balrog was searching for treasure. Although he decides to ignore Ed at first, upon begging Balrog to help him, Balrog notices a symbol glowing on Ed's hand. Balrog rescues him from the crumbling S.I.N. laboratory, believing that it was Balrog's lucky day. As they leave, Balrog asks Ed about his abilities, but Ed says that he has none. Nevertheless, Balrog decides to drag Ed along, knowing that Ed can be useful in the future. During this, the symbol begins glowing on Ed's hand again.
Ed is revealed to be one of the many spare bodies for M. Bison as mentioned by Urien, who knows that he was taken by someone else. Ed is Balrog's partner in crime, and notably one of the few people Balrog seems to care for. He helped Balrog take Zangief's control piece.
- Ed shares the same birthday as Mike Haggar. Interestingly enough, the date is a day before Balrog's birthday.