Hugo, as he appears in Street Fighter X Tekken.
|Height||8'0" (2,44 m)|
|Weight||426 lbs (193 kg)|
|Fighting style||Pro wrestling|
|Likes||Poison, tag teaming, Chinese food|
|Dislikes||People who hurt his friends|
|Rival(s)||Ryu, Alex, Elena|
|First game||Final Fight|
|English voice actor(s)||Len Carlson (SFIII)|
Patrick Seitz (SFXT)
|Japanese voice actor(s)||Wataru Takagi|
- "You can't beat me! Look at my muscles!"
Hugo Andore is a giant man raised on a farm in Germany, and a former member of the Mad Gear gang. He crossed over to North America when he was 20 years old, and was able to use his sheer size and strength to start a career in professional wrestling. Hugo was undefeated in both the wrestling world as well as the ultimate fighting world.
Hugo Andore and several members of his family were prominent members of Mad Gear, although Cody outfought the elder members in a cage match in the West Side and Mike Haggar humiliated him in the original Final Fight, which infuriated the wrestler to no end; it made him so mad that in Final Fight Revenge, Andore attempted to give a televised broadcast to Haggar challenging him for the mayor-ship through a wrestling match, but unfortunately the broadcast was never aired. Andore and his family would continue to join Metro City's most prominent gangs for years to come, including a revived, worldwide Mad Gear in Final Fight 2 and Mad Gear's successor the Skull Cross gang in Final Fight 3. Even so, Haggar and his friends crushed each of these syndicates and Andore's hopes of glory.
Deciding that the criminal lifestyle was not for him, Hugo entered the third World Warrior tournament, accompanied by his friend and fellow former Mad Gear member, Poison. His goal through this action was to find a suitable tag team partner, due to his former one being mysteriously killed off by a rival. During the tournament, Hugo battled with Ryu, a traveler constantly perfecting his fighting skills. In that battle, Hugo was hit by the Shin Shoryuken, Ryu's most powerful move, but he was not knocked out by it and continued to fight. Ryu was impressed enough by this to temporarily become Hugo's tag team partner in Hugo's ending in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.
Hugo and Poison also decided to start their own wrestling promotion, the Huge/Hyu Wrestling Army (HWA). Their main objective is to take over all of pro wrestling.
Hugo appeared as a playable character in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos.
Hugo also appeared as a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken, with his manager Poison as his tag partner. In the story mode, Poison has been following the news and media of Pandora's Box, which has fallen in the Antarctic. At the same time, she's been managing Hugo as he aims to be the top professional wrestler in the world. She then realizes that travelling to find the box would be the perfect way for the both of them to make their mark.
Using whatever purse money Poison has left, Poison and Hugo journey to the Antarctic. During their journey, Poison and Hugo confront Steve Fox and Hwoarang. After Poison flirts with them and Hugo declares to them that they're (Poison and Hugo) are "Number One", Steve and Hwoarang challenge them but are both defeated.
In their ending, after they defeat Ogre, Poison becomes more than disappointed that they found Pandora's Box and that there's no one there to see them with it. Hugo then suggests that there may have cameramen in the Antarctic and that they must have already evacuated. Poison, however, is still upset, and then tells Hugo about still wanting to be world famous, to which he happily agrees. Hugo then asks her what to do about the box, but Poison just calls it a piece of junk and leaves it. After they both leave, the box begins to glow and then disappears in an aura of blue.
Despite obtaining Pandora and having nobody to see their accomplisment, Poison returns to her original plan of having her and Hugo gain fame through sheer brute strength. Since they're both best skilled at professional wrestling, they both form their own wrestling association called the H.W.A. (as with their Street Fighter III: Third Strike ending) Hugo and Poison push their way into other wrestling competitions and force whoever they defeat to join their association. Whether or not they succeed in becoming the strongest wrestling association in the world all depends on Poison.
The Andore family (pronounced Ond-Ray as in André) is a clan of pro wrestlers modeled after André the Giant. They are also the strongest underlings in the Final Fight series. While it is clear Hugo is a member of the Andore family and Capcom has stated he appears in Final Fight, it is unclear if he's the original Andore, Andore Jr. or another family member entirely. However, there is evidence that point to him being the first Andore (who wears lavender) and Andore Jr. (who wears red) being his brother. This includes Andore Jr.'s bio states he practices many wrestling techniques with his brother and hopes to surpass him in fighting prowess.
Capcom's official info gives differing stats for Hugo and Final Fight Andore, bringing into question whether the two are the same or not, though the same book lists different profiles for characters like Akuma and Shin Akuma. An Andore appeared in the pit fights for Final Fight Streetwise, called simply "Andore" and according to several in-game characters is "legendary", leading to yet another possibility of him being Hugo.
Hugo's father, grandfather, and uncle all were last seen in Metro City with him, though only his grandfather has been seen since the fall of the first Mad Gear gang. All 3 dress in a fashion similar to Hugo with color variation: Grandpa Andore (G. Andore) wears a blue outfit in the original Final Fight and a gray outfit in Final Fight 2, also being slightly more tanned than his grandsons, Uncle Andore (U. Andore) wears dark-gray, and Father (Papa) Andore (F. Andore) wears yellow. Hugo's father is shown in a montage of the Final Fight cast to be significantly taller than his sons, and to wear glasses.
In addition, Hugo has two sisters. Hugo is stated as being the first born. It is entirely possible Hugo has more siblings. Hugo's mother still lives in Germany. The whereabouts of his two sisters has never been stated.
Hugo is unbelievably tall. Standing at 8 feet, he is the tallest character in Street Fighter history. Hugo traditionally wears a pink leopard skin tank-top with darker pink jeans, brown boots, and black studded wristbands. He wears a thick chain from the back of his waist, to 3/4 of the way around his waist, ending at his hip. He has long, messy black hair, that bounces and moves around as he moves and attacks. Hugo's face is considerably odd. His eyes are normally obscured by shadow during battle, but during certain animations, they become visible, revealing that he has no pupils, though he clearly has pupils in his character portrait.
Hugo's design is said to be an homage to famed real-life wrestler André the Giant. The Andore surname seems to hint toward this.
- Hugo's intro with Alex is based on the famous match between Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant, which took place at WrestleMania III.
- Hugo is the largest character in the entire Street Fighter series, in both height and weight.
- In Super Street Fighter IV, Hugo makes a cameo appearence in the Metro City stage. He is seen in the background with a bunch of other construction workers.Also in Street Fighter EX3 the muscle man that "Zako B" is close to is similiar in appearance of Hugo.
- Hugo can be seen in Street Fighter Alpha 2, in Guy's Stage.
- In Street Fighter Alpha 3, a billboard advertising a wrestling match between Hugo and an unknown opponent can be seen in Cody's stage, and he can also be seen standing in front of a billboard promoting Megaman in Guy's stage, alongside fellow Mad Gear members Poison and El Gado.
- A prototype version of Hugo can be found in Street Fighter III: New Generation with the use of special codes or hacking. He only does basic moves like punches or kicks.
- Hugo and Q are both voiced by Len Carlson, the actor who voiced Ganon in The Legend of Zelda 1989 cartoon series.
- Bartholomew Kuma, from the manga and anime series One Piece, closely resembles Hugo's appearance (mostly his hairstyle and face).
- His birthday is on the same day as Andre The Giant (born 1946).
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|Street Fighter III Characters|
|Akuma – Alex – Chun-Li – Dudley – Elena – Gill – Hugo – Ibuki – Ken – Makoto – Necro – Oro – Q – Remy – Ryu – Sean - Shin Akuma – Twelve – Urien – Yang – Yun|
|Final Fight Characters|
|Andore Family: (Hugo) Andore, Andore Jr., F. Andore, G. Andore, U. Andore|
Abigail - Axl and Slash - Belger - Black - Billy - Bill Bull - Bratken - Bred - Caine - Callman - Carlos Miyamoto - Cody – Damnd - Dave - Dean - Drake - Dug - Edi. E - El Gado - F. Andore - Freddie - G. Andore - G. Oriber - Guy – Haggar - Holly Wood - Hunter - J - Jake - Jessica - Maki - Philippe - Poison - Rena - Retu - Rolento - Roxy - Sid - Simons - Sodom - Stray - Two P - U. Andore - Won Won - Wong - Wong Who
|Street Fighter X Tekken Characters|
|Abel – Akuma – Balrog – Blanka – Cammy – Chun-Li – Cody – Dhalsim – Dudley – Elena – Guile – Guy – Hugo – Ibuki - Ken – M. Bison – Poison – Rufus – Rolento - Ryu – Sagat – Sakura – Vega – Zangief|