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Necro NecroPortraitSFIII3rd
Necro, as he appears in Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition.
Birthdate Unknown[1]
Birthplace Flag of Russia Russia[1]
Height Unknown[1]
Weight Unknown[1]
Eye color Yellow
Hair color Bald
Likes His girlfriend[1], his new body, freedom
Dislikes Helicopters[1], Illuminati (especially Gill, Urien, and Twelve)
Rival(s) Gill, Twelve
Skills Love poetry[1], Utilizing his body as a pirate radio station
Moveset Tornado Hook, Rising Cobra, Flying Viper, Snake Fang, Electric Blaster, Magnetic Storm, Slam Dance, Electric Snake
First game Street Fighter III
English voice actor(s) Michael Sommers (New Generation, 2nd Impact)
Lawrence Bayne (3rd Strike)
"I'm long and I'm strong! To challenge me would be so wrong!"

Necro (ネクロ Nekuro?) is a character in the Street Fighter series. He first appeared in Street Fighter III and is voiced by Michael X. Sommers in New Generation and 2nd Impact and by Lawrence Bayne in 3rd Strike.

The events of the game reveal that "Necro" is actually a codename, which is name may be a reference to his "deathly" pale appearance; his name was originally 'Illia.



Necro is a tall, lean individual who is completely bald and ghastly white, with orange-red markings on his face and shoulders.  The loss of color in his skin can be attributed to his mutation as Twelve is a product of similar experiments, and the markings could possibly be a result of the mutation as well. Necro's eyes are a light yellow and lack both pupils and irises.

Wrapped around the base of his neck is a metallic collar, with a bolt on the front and two on the back. The only clothes Necro seems to wear are a pair of overalls with several straps around the chest, cuffs around his wrist, and a pair of boots, all in the same vibrant violet color.  His suspenders appear to be attached to his collar in most artworks.  In some artworks, he also appears to be wearing small, gold earrings, and on-screen in the game, his fingernails appear to have red nail polish.

As revealed when electrocuted in a fight, Necro's arm and leg bones are segmented, presumably a result of the G-Project. This allows for his limbs to stretch to inhuman lengths, yet keep their shape when at "normal" lengths.


Necro is plucky, optimistic, and ever determined when it comes to his goals, but he can be surly, competitive, wise cracking, and smart mouthed in return. Despite being on the run from the Illuminati and always pressured when they turn up, Necro still dreams big and has his eyes always on the faintest of hope in the middle of a bleak situation.  Even after being transformed into the superpowered mutant he is today, he still enjoys the newfound powers and abilities that come with it, and in turn with those powers, he hopes to raise hell and give the Illuminati a run for their money.


Street Fighter III: New Generation and 2nd ImpactEdit

Illia is the third youngest of his two brothers and youngest sister, and left his small village for Moscow to seek independence and riches since the fall of the Soviet Union. While searching, Gill and his organization confronted him and promised him a better life. They persuaded Illia to join, but he was tricked and experimented on. He was given the ability to stretch his limbs and produce electricity from his body, at the cost of leaving him looking like a mutant. A cybernetic computer was implanted into his brain that enhanced his fighting abilities as well. Illia began taking on special missions for the organization under the name "Necro".

Street Fighter III: 3rd StrikeEdit

Necro entered the third Street Fighter tournament and saw it as a way to gain back his freedom and get revenge on Gill. But he was tricked again and trapped and tied up, and Gill left him to die inside the self-destructing base. However, Necro's companion Effie managed to save him, and they escaped before they were killed. They were now both free, but they knew they would still be chased by Gill's organization.

Other Appearances Edit

Udon comics Edit

Necro makes an appearance in Udon's Street Fighter: Super Combo Special Comic (2014)'s second story, "Your Enemies Closer". During the events of this story, Necro is depicted to be still affiliated with the Illuminati. He is a part of the Illuminati stike team along with three foot soldiers and Twelve disguised as M. Bison to hunt down Seth. Seth makes short work of the foot soldiers, finishing them off with a Sonic Boom, Shoryuken and a Hyakuretsukyaku respectively. Seth tries to attack Necro with Dhalsim's crouching hard punch, but Necro gains the upperhand by quickly leaping and connecting with double handed chops to Seth's face. Necro follows this up by pummeling Seth with repeated vicious blows. Seth tries to rush attack Necro, but is stopped in his tracks by Necro's electrical discharge.

Necro's story in the UDON canon is expanded upon in the first two issues of Street Fighter Unlimited. In issue #1, Cammy and her Delta Blue team are dispatched to an Arctic research station to retrieve a kidnapped member of Parliament. In the course of this mission, she encounters Necro, whom she defeats and captures after a brief scuffle. However, Necro manages to elude Delta Blue's custody.

Necro's escape is fully explained in his standalone story, "A Couple of Misfits", in the second issue of Street Fighter Unlimited. Here, he's being transported within a convoy of armored trucks while being questioned about his powers. A girl dressed in red (later revealed to be his female companion, Effie) appears out of nowhere, causing the convoy to crash. After a short fight, during which Necro frees himself and takes out his captors, the two ride off via motorcycle into the horizon.

Fighting Style and GameplayEdit

Necro's fighting style involves grappling his opponents with his unpredictable and flexible rubber limbs, and using the electrical current generated in his body to shock them. The cybernetic computer in his brain helps give him superhuman fighting abilities.

Necro's abilities seem to be inspired by Dhalsim and Blanka, and while he can stretch his limbs similarly to the former and generate electricity similarly to the latter, his play style is completely different in comparison to them.


See: Necro/Quotes.


  • When Necro wins the round that decides the fight, Effie will run in and copy his victory pose. Furthermore, if Necro loses the round that decides the fight, Effie will run in and collapse beside him.
  • One of Dhalsim's alternate color schemes in some of his crossover appearances is a reference to Necro.[citation needed]
  • Necro is one of the eleven playable Street Fighter characters who are in a romantic relationship or are married, Effie being the one Necro is going out with.
  • Necro also looks similar to the Mortal Kombat fighter Quan Chi in terms of skin color, markings, and baldness.
  • Some of his dreams, alongside becoming an opera singer, is to own a Mercedes Benz and enjoy a hamburger lunch, while wearing casual clothes and a Rolex watch.
  • Many of his 3rd Strike win quotes have outright if not borderline tendencies of breaking the fourth wall. Ryu has a comparable quote that breaks the fourth wall as well.
  • Despite being Russian, Necro lacks the accent, having more of an American-sounding one, albeit more computer-like.

Stage ThemeEdit





See alsoEdit

Necro's moves in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike


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