- "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?), also 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, created by Shadaloo as a potential substitute body for M. Bison.
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 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 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.
- Ed shares the same birthday as Mike Haggar. Interestingly enough, the date is a day before Balrog's birthday.
- Ed is the fifth playable character who was originally created as a "replacement body" for M. Bison, the first four being Cammy, Rose, Abel and Seth.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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/
|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