Philippe (フィリップ Firippu?) is a fictional character from the Final Fight series, introduced in the game Final Fight 2. He appears as the fourth boss in the game, working for the new incarnation of the Mad Gear Gang.
Philippe is a slender man with heavy makeup, a red nose, and curly red hair (or more likely, a wig). He wears a yellow jacket with white accents and a black belt, layered over a black dress shirt with a dark blue collar, a blue and white striped necktie, and tight green pants. He also wears a black top hat, white gloves, small earrings, black and white striped socks, and brown shoes. He carries a cane that he uses as a weapon.
Philippe's Street Fighter V profile artwork retains a relatively similar design, although he wears a black bow tie, instead of a necktie, the colors of his shirt and tie are swapped, his shoes have pointed toes, and he carries a black riding crop instead of a white cane.
Philippe works as a ringmaster for the famed traveling R&B Circus, excelling at animal acts and juggling. However, this act is simply a cover for his true job, acting as the leader of a criminal group that smuggles drugs and weapons, along with other illegal goods.
Phillipe allied himself with the new incarnation of the Mad Gear Gang, using his circus connections to smuggle illegal items for them. He confronted Haggar, Maki, and Carlos on a train in England, attempting to stop them from rescuing Genryusai and Rena.
Gameplay and fighting styleEdit
Philippe makes good use of his reach and agility in a fight. He uses his cane to strike enemies from a distance, and will grab them and bash them in the head with it repeatedly if they get too close. He also has a sliding kick that instantly knocks enemies down.