El Gado's appearances changes wildly between games, but what stays consistent is that he is a tall, thin man with black hair who wears fatigues, carries a knife (or several), and usually sports a mustache and beard. He often wears a headband, but in some appearances, he wears a beanie. In Final Fight and its variations, he wore green, but in the Street Fighter Alpha series, he had a dull yellow outfit. His fellow foot soldier, Holly Wood, shares a very similar appearance. El Gado is of Hispanic origin, and his fighting style is Souo-katsuken (Double Scorpion Tail technique).
El Gado begins as a regular foot soldier for the Mad Gears in Final Fight, but in Final Fight Revenge it is revealed that he joined the Mad Gears in order to kill Rolento, who is apparently responsible for the death of his family. In his ending, he finally catches Rolento alone and puts a knife to his throat, and Rolento frantically bargains with him, telling him they can work it out and that he can make him a very powerful man. Since Rolento is still alive by the time of Street Fighter Alpha 2, and El Gado is apparently still working for him (as seen in Rolento's Take No Prisoners), he must have accepted the offer.
El Gado appears again in Ultra Street Fighter IV, with Rolento's returning "Take No Prisoners" as his second Ultra Combo.
Street Fighter animated seriesEdit
El Gado appeared in the Street Fighter cartoon series.
- His name is a reference of the Spanish word delgado, which means "slim".