- "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
- "Well, ain't you a high-def picture of strength? I'm shakin' here."
- —Ed (Street Fighter V)
Ed (エド Edo?), originally known as the Bandaged Boy, is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing in Street Fighter IV as a non-playable character and is set to make his playable debut in the second season of Street Fighter V. He is the Psycho Power wielding protégé of Balrog, captured by Shadaloo to serve as a potential substitute body for M. Bison.
Ed has short blond hair and blue eyes. When activating his Psycho Powers from his hands, his eyes glow purple.
In Balrog's Super Street Fighter IV ending, he was seen in a patient uniform and his head was covered in bandages. In Street Fighter V, Ed is a teenager with short blond hair. 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. This outfit is his first alternate costume in Street Fighter V.
As a playable fighter, he wears a blue Shadaloo uniform, which lacks sleeves, and wears white-striped black MMA sparring gloves. His physical appearance has also changed since his stunt in A Shadow Falls, becoming older, taller and a lot more muscular.
His second alternate costume consists of black boxing shorts with red trim, dark red tights, and navy blue boxing boots. He also wears a red military jacket resembling Bison's to cover both of his shoulders and a corresponding hat on his head. Like Balrog, he wears red boxing gloves.
Not at all like the young, defenseless boy he once was during the Street Fighter IV events, Ed has grown a large muscular body to match his ego by the time Street Fighter V takes time. He can be cocky and flashy while taking on his opponent, having his own fair share of fun in the process.
Despite his attitude, Ed can (as noted by his win quotes) show his appreciation towards certain opponents, such as Balrog and Ken, as well as giving some advice to other opponents like Cammy and Chun-Li. Like-wise, other characters such as Alex, Ryu, Ken, Rashid and Dhalsim also gives Ed some good advice in their win quotes against him.
It's also possible that the win quotes hint towards a change in his personality from A Shadow Falls and the point in the story he's at, as he seems to have toned down quite a bit and shows a good side to him, possibly as a sign of him becoming more mature. It's also a possibility that he quit Shadaloo at this time, as he shows a newfound distaste for M. Bison for kidnapping him at a young age.
First seen in Rose's Street Fighter IV ending, Ed was kidnapped at some early point by Shadaloo in order to become one of many spare bodies that will serve as a possible vessel for M. Bison. Ed was later 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 was eventually found by Balrog while the latter was searching for treasure around the S.I.N. laboratory. 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 his (Balrog) 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.
At China, after a fight between Urien and Balrog, the boxer tells Ed to use his power but Urien dispersed it, he appears to be impressed that Ed has inherited M. Bison's Psycho Powers.
At some point, Ed runs into Charlie Nash who suspects that the boy is with Shadaloo and proceeds to grab Ed, demanding answers as to where M. Bison is. An unfazed Ed simply places his hand on to Nash's right hand, seemingly hurting Nash with his Psycho Power. Ed taunts him for being a dead body. They are soon interrupted by F.A.N.G who seeks to take Ed with him. After a short skirmish, F.A.N.G decides to leave with Ed, using a poison gas cloud to escape.
Ed later helped Balrog take Zangief's control key but it was later taken by Ibuki during the first infiltration of the Shadaloo base before he could use his power to take the piece. After Bison's defeat by Ryu and the destruction of Shadaloo, Ed was seen walking away with Balrog.
Ed is unique among the playable Street Fighter cast due to the way his special attacks are performed. Rather than using traditional inputs, Ed's moves are done by either pressing multiple buttons together, or by holding or pressing buttons repeatedly. While there are other characters who perform moves via these inputs, Ed's entire moveset consists exclusively of them.
His V-Skill is the Psycho Snatcher where he pulls his opponent towards him. His V-Trigger Psycho Cannon forms a ball of Psycho energy that slowly advances towards his opponent and similar to Urien's Aegis Reflector, this move also serves as his combo extender. His Critical Art is the Psycho Barrage and is the only move performed via quarter-circle motions. He unleashes a flurry of punches fused with a powerful Psycho energy towards the opponent if it connects and heavily knocks the opponent with a single uppercut. This move is nearly identical to Dudley's Rolling Thunder but with additional changes.
- Ed shares the same birthday as Mike Haggar. Interestingly enough, the date is a day before Balrog's birthday.
- Ed is the third playable boxer (fourth if counting EX character Cracker Jack) in the series, the first two being Balrog and Dudley.
- Ed is also the fifth playable character who was originally meant to be a "replacement body" for M. Bison, the first four being Cammy, Decapre, Abel and Seth.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Ed
- ↑ Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover
- ↑ https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2017/apr/25/ed-confirmed-street-fighter-5s-next-dlc-fighter-three-more-characters-coming-season-2-after-initial-six/
- ↑ http://www.capcom-unity.com/harrisony/blog/2017/05/08/the-young-commander-ed-joins-street-fighter-v
|Street Fighter V Characters|
|Core Roster|| Birdie · Cammy · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · F.A.N.G · Karin · Ken · Laura|
M. Bison · Nash · Necalli · R. Mika · Rashid · Ryu · Vega · Zangief
|Season 1||Alex · Balrog · Guile · Ibuki · Juri · Urien|
|Season 2||Akuma · Ed · Kolin|
|CPU Only|| AS · Aprile · Decapre · Enero · Février · Juli · März|
Peter · Phantom Bison · Santamu · Satsuki