- "Remember me as a messenger from the stars..."
- —Ingrid (Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX)
- "Good job! I needed some practice in holding back my strength anyway!"
- —Ingrid (Capcom Fighting Evolution)
Ingrid (イングリッド Inguriddo?), also known by her emblem Eternal Goddess and her code Isis, is a video game character who first appeared in the fighting game Capcom Fighting Evolution, before being added to the cast of Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX. She is an enigmatic and powerful being of unknown origin with an important yet mysterious destiny.
Ingrid was originally designed by Hidetoshi "Neo_G" Ishizawa and Yoshinori Ono for the canceled fighting game Capcom Fighting All-Stars as one of the four original characters, known as the Code Holders.
Ingrid has long, silver hair with bangs and two, large gold pins, one on each side of her head. Her irises are red in color. Her outfit resembles that of a schoolgirl's, consisting of a light, purplish-blue, long-sleeved top with white accents, gold buttons, and a white bow below the collar; a matching, short, pleated skirt with a white petticoat; white gloves; brown tights; and black, high-heeled Mary Janes with a bow on each instep.
Based on her Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX in-game profile and the Street Fighter V website, Ingrid is the shortest and lightest playable Street Fighter character to date, standing at only 5' (152 cm) and weighing 86 lbs (39 kg). The Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia, however, incorrectly states her height to be at around 5'10" (179 cm) and her weight at 108 lbs (49 kg)..
Ingrid is an extremely powerful being who detests the evil nature of the Satsui no Hado and any other dark forces. Wise and intelligent despite her apparent physical age, she also has a playful side which includes the tickling of defeated opponents, yet also displays an unusual lust for power. Furthermore she holds Ryu and Rose in high regard.
She often comes across as aloof and more often than not tends to not take her fights seriously. This is evidenced by her animations in Alpha MAX 3, the best example being her stance where she simply stands still occasionally brushing her hair to one side, as opposed to literally every other Street Fighter character where they take stances according to their respective fighting styles. In terms of her playful side, she tends to simply toy with her opponents in miscellaneous ways, from simply leaning over and poking them with her pointer finger to graffitiing their faces with black ink and "punishing" them with a paddle according to artwork featured in SF20: The Art of Street Fighter.
Little, if anything, is known about Ingrid; however, Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX presents some possibilities about her true origins. Her source of power is apparently derived from Psycho Power, yet is not purely evil like that of M. Bison; though seemingly quite similar to Rose's Soul Power. Ingrid claims that she is the true bearer of what is called "Psycho Power", telling M. Bison that said power is hers and that he has stolen it. How M. Bison came into possession of the power is never explained, however the core of the machine he uses to harness it, the Psycho Drive, does bear a resemblance to the gold crests on her hair. When M. Bison is eventually defeated, she comments that a regular human being like him couldn't possibly control such power and takes the whole Psycho Drive with her as she leaves.
Ingrid also possesses psychic abilities similar to Rose's, addressing both Ryu and Rose by name, despite never revealing them to her and is capable of actually breaking Ryu's madness if he ever succumbs to the Satsui no Hado. Rose also cannot look into Ingrid's future as she did with other Street Fighters. In addition, Ingrid has the power of time travel, sending herself to the year 201X in her arcade ending, where she notices that Ryu "is up to something interesting".
Capcom Fighters NetworkEdit
Ingrid's Capcom Fighters Network character profile disregards her story from Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, amending her backstory to be more in line with how she was originally going to be portrayed in Capcom Fighting All-Stars. Here, she known as the Natural Code of the mysterious group known as the Code Holders, who's power was spontaneously activated on her own. She is a girl of many mysteries who possesses a unique power and an important destiny, fighting in a style that makes fun of her opponent, through the use of her mystical powers and small stature. She has a deep connection with a fellow Code Holder; Death, what this relationship is was never revealed, however they both share the same silver colored hair and while Ingrid has longevity, Death has a shorter life span.
Notably, Ingrid is the only playable character in the main series whose character profile is not labelled under Street Fighter V, instead being labelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars due to her guest status in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX.
When asked if Ingrid could return as DLC for Street Fighter V, Ono stated it would be possible however a lot of things have to be done before her return.
Before cancellation, some plot details of Capcom Fighting All-Stars revealed that Ingrid was one of three Code Holders (the other two being D.D. and Rook) contacted by Mike Haggar, who are needed to defuse a bomb called Laughing Sun, hidden in Metro City by a character known as Death. She is also given the nickname "Eternal Ray" (永遠の陽光（エターナルレイ）?), likely relating to a ray of sunshine, given her attack theme.
After the cancellation of Capcom Fighting All-Stars, Ingrid, unlike the other three original characters, was remade as a 2D sprite for Capcom Fighting Evolution. Her gameplay is for the most part unchanged, outside her Sunshot traveling a much farther distance and the loss of her Sun Octopus move. Her arcade ending depicts her banishing Pyron, after which she decides to take off her gold crests, possibly giving up her power.
Ingrid is included as one of 10 S-grade Capcom character cards in SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS, with her artwork being drawn by SNK artist Takkun.
Ingrid's model from Capcom Fighting All-Stars was used as a test model in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and according to the Japanese pre-order booklet, she was also revealed to be playable at one point but was cut alongside Phoenix Wright from the Ace Attorney series, Komugi Narahara from Nurse Witch Komugi and Muteking from Muteking, The Dashing Warrior.
According to producer Ryota Niitsuma, Ingrid was planned for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 but ended up not making the cut.
While Ingrid doesn't make a physical appearance in Street Fighter X Tekken, she does appear in the prologue comic book by UDON, though only her silhouette is seen. The story reveals her as the creator of Pandora, which she sent as a 'gift' to Earth to test humanity by using the temptation of the box's power.
Capcom Social Games Edit
Ingrid appears alongside other Capcom characters in the social games Minna to Capcom All Stars, Onimusha Soul and the rhythm RPG Otoranger, the latter of which also includes appearances from D.D. and Rook.
Ingrid appears as a solo unit in Project X Zone 2. She debuts in "Chapter 10: The Code Holder". Much of her characteristics from Alpha 3 MAX carry over to her appearance here; in addition, she also has a habit of making snarky remarks throughout the game, including referencing Ryu/Bison shippers, mocking characters in skimpy outfits and teasing those who shout the names of their moves during battle. She also has two music themes in the game, Seek no Escape and Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kokoro Tsuyosa to. Lastly, the ending of the final chapter portrays her sending everyone back to their respective times and dimensions after regaining her powers.
Gameplay and fighting styleEdit
Ingrid fights using an unknown power that infuses ballet-like attacks with energy manipulation including telekinesis, power blasts and strange magical sigils. She is said to be extremely powerful, but exactly how powerful she really is is often a subject of debate, since many consider Alpha MAX 3 to be non-canon. Also, in her rival win quote against Rose she said that she "would need at least 15 minutes" to take care of Bison. This line indicates she would need time to finish him as opposed to Akuma, who could finish Bison in one swope.
Her gameplay mostly focuses on using her flashy specials for a large variety of mix-ups. She has great air maneuverability thanks to her exceptionally long and deceiving hitbox while her move Sun Arch is an efficient anti-air. Her zoning capabilities are also unique due to her arching projectiles, the only fighter in the series to have one up until Dhalsim's Yoga Fire in Street Fighter V. Despite these advantages, her overall damage output isn't very strong and she has low vitality.
Main article: Ingrid/Quotes.
- 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 Evolution is reused as a victory pose. This also happens when she deals the finishing blow in a battle in Project X Zone 2.
- Ingrid has a unique opening when facing Blanka in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, where she throws a random fruit (being either a pineapple, a watermelon or a hand of bananas) upon which he either catches it in his mouth or gets hit on the head with it.
- 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).
- Her theme song, entitled "Heat Haze" (陽炎 Kagerō?), sung by Maiko Kubo, contains a series of six notes that resemble part of the opening riff from "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly.
- Ingrid and Kolin are the only playable female characters in the Street Fighter series whose nationalities are officially listed as unknown.
Main article: Ingrid/Gallery
Main article: Ingrid/Sprites
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Extra Edition: Ingrid
- ↑ https://twitter.com/takaNakayama/status/760857082757128192
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhvxmYlOxXw&feature=youtu.be&t=30m30s
- ↑ https://twitter.com/takaNakayama/status/760857082757128192
- ↑ Street Fighter V Treasures: Fighting All-Stars Materials
- ↑ Takayuki Nakayama's Twitter
- ↑ https://twitter.com/Yoshi_OnoChin/status/698711580150796290
- ↑ http://www.destructoid.com/a-better-look-at-the-stuff-cut-fromtatsunoko-vs-capcom-161902.phtml
- ↑ https://twitter.com/Ryota_Niitsuma/status/827435790485512192/
- ↑ http://gematsu.com/2015/10/project-x-zone-2-adds-m-bison-pyron-more-enemy-characters
- ↑ http://twitter.com/#!/Harada_TEKKEN/status/183926279563771906
- ↑ http://p.twipple.jp/mfKtS
|Capcom Fighting All-Stars Characters|
|Returning||Akira · Akuma · Alex · Batsu · Charlie · Chun-Li · Haggar · Poison · Ryu|
|Original||D.D. · Death · Ingrid · Rook|
|Capcom Fighting Evolution Characters|
|Street Fighter II||Guile · M. Bison · Ryu · Zangief|
|Street Fighter Alpha||Guy · Karin · Rose · Sakura|
|Street Fighter III||Alex · Chun-Li · Urien · Yun|
|Bosses||Ingrid · Shin Akuma|
|Street Fighter Alpha Characters|
|Alpha|| Adon · Akuma · Birdie · Charlie · Chun-Li · Dan · Guy|
Ken · M. Bison · Rose · Ryu · Sagat · Sodom
|Alpha 2||Original||Dhalsim · Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Zangief|
|Alpha 3||Original||Balrog · Blanka · Cody · E. Honda · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika · Vega|
|Console||Dee Jay · Fei Long · Guile · T. Hawk|
|Upper||Eagle · Maki · Yun|