|Height||5'0" (152 cm)|
|Weight||108 lbs (49 kg)|
|Eye color||Ruby Red|
|Hair color||White (Black)|
|Fighting style||Unknown mixture of solar energy manipulation and ballet.|
|Likes||Time travel, light energies, Ryu|
|Dislikes||Evil energies (especially those of Satsui no Hadou), M. Bison, Evil Ryu|
|Rival(s)||Evil Ryu, Rose, M. Bison|
|First game||Capcom Fighting Evolution|
|Japanese voice actor(s)||Masako Jou (Street Fighter Alpha 3)|
Ingrid (イングリッド, Inguriddo) is a video game character who first appeared in the fighting game Capcom Fighting Evolution and then in the PlayStation Portable version of Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, she was designed by Hidetoshi Ishizawa (Neo_G). She also goes by the alias "Eternal Goddess". Ingrid was originally created for the cancelled fighting game Capcom Fighting All-Stars as one of the original characters. In said game, she had the nickname "Eternal Ray" (most likely relating to a ray of sunshine, given her attack theme).
Her theme song, entitled "Heat Haze", was sung by Maiko Kubo, and contains a series of six notes that resemble part of the opening riff from "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly. This makes her the only Street Fighter character to have a full set of lyrics present in her stage theme, as opposed to vocal samples such as in Elena's theme.
Ingrid is a powerful warrior from the future who has a strong hatred for the Satsui no Hadou, and shows signs of respect for people like Ryu and Rose. Despite her young look, she is very wise, calling herself a 'messenger from the stars, but also has a dark side to her, sometimes showing signs of a cold and power-hungry nature; it is possible that her power might sometimes affect her personality. She also uses her time-traveling abilities as a way to attain more knowledge of the universe.
Little, if anything is known about Ingrid; however, the PSP version of Street Fighter Alpha 3 gives away some possibilities about her true origins. Apparently, her source of power is derived from Psycho Power, yet it is not purely evil like that of M. Bison; it is likely something similar to Rose's Soul Power. Ingrid also claims that she is the true bearer of what is called "Psycho Power", as she constantly tells Bison that Psycho Power is "her power" and that Bison has stolen some of it. It seems that her power is so intense that if given the chance, she could actually break Ryu madness if he ever succumbs to the evil within.
Ingrid also possesses psychic abilities similar to Rose, as she addressed Ryu (though it is possible that she already knew him) and Rose by name, even though both never revealed their names to her. Rose, on the other hand, cannot look into Ingrid's future as she did with other Street Fighters (possibly because Ingrid is already from the future).
She states that the core of the Psycho Drive (M. Bison's power enhancer) actually belonged to her in the first place, and she intends to take it back. How Bison came into possession of the item is never exactly explained, though it is similar in appearance to the crests on her head. When Bison is eventually defeated, she comments that a regular human being like him couldn't possibly control that energy, and takes the whole Psycho Drive with her as she leaves.
Finally, Ingrid has the power to travel through time, as she mentions heading to the year 201X in order to contact Ryu in her ending (in the English version, that ending was mistranslated and alluded to Ryu becoming a monk in the future, when Ingrid actually simply called him a "kid" (小僧 kozō), yet another indication that she's not as young as she appears to be).
The canonicity of her story is under dispute, due to its contradictory nature; for example, she flies off with the monument that is still present in Sagat's stage in Street Fighter II, and Charlie is officially the one to have killed Bison. Also, her claim to be more powerful than Rose or Bison contradicts much of Bison's displayed power in the Street Fighter canon. It should also be noted that she didn't reappear (along with Maki, Eagle and Yun) in Street Fighter Alpha Anthology, indicating that Capcom may have not intended her to be a part of the storyline. However, the Anthology was a disc of ports of previous releases of the series,and not recent releases (Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max was released a few months before the Anthology collection), meaning that Ingrid's story may be more of a "what-if".
Street Fighter X Tekken
As revealed in the prologue comic book, Ingrid plays a small role in the background of the story of Street Fighter X Tekken as the creator of Pandora. Ingrid sent the box as a gift to Earth, and to test the conflict that will rise from its power.
While Capcom Fighting All Stars was never completed, her gameplay in Capcom Fighting Evolution (and later Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX) seems for the most part unchanged, save for her Sun Shot traveling a much farther distance in a sine wave pattern, as shown by video footage.
- Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has cited Ingrid as one of his favorite Street Fighter characters and has teased about the idea of her being a rival to Tekken character Lili (whom is similar in appearance).
- In Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, when Ingrid finishes her opponent by using her Level 3 Sun Delta Super Combo, her Midnight Bliss pose from Capcom Fighting Jam is reused as a victory pose.
- Ingrid appeared alongside other Capcom characters in the social game, Minna to Capcom All Stars.
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- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALVdx8ihBQc
- ↑ http://twitter.com/#!/Harada_TEKKEN/status/183926279563771906
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|Street Fighter Alpha Characters|
|Adon – Akuma – Balrog – Birdie – Blanka – Cammy – Charlie – Chun-Li – Cody – Dan – Dee Jay – Dhalsim – E. Honda – Eagle – Evil Ryu – Fei Long – Gen – Guile – Guy – Ingrid – Juli – Juni – Karin – Ken – M. Bison – Maki – R. Mika – Rolento – Rose – Ryu – Sagat – Sakura – Shin Akuma – Sodom – T. Hawk – Vega – Zangief|