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Shadowgeist (シャドウガイスト Shadougaisuto?) is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing in Street Fighter EX2 as a hidden fighter. He is a merciless, cyber-enhanced vigilante seeking to bring down his country's totalitarian government.
Shadowgeist was once a normal man. Living under a harsh dictatorship, his wife was murdered by the government and his daughter subsequently went missing. Burning with contempt, he enhances his body with cybernetic parts, becoming a violent vigilante and taking the name Shadowgeist. He fights against the dictatorship of his country in order to protect the people from becoming victims like his family had.
He encounters Skullomania, who he believes to be a super villain.
When he finds out his daughter is alive and well, Shadowgeist continues his life of crime fighting by joining the governed Secret Service in United States, in exchange to keep his daughter safe.
Shadowgeist appears as one of the playable characters in Fighting EX Layer.
- Shadowgeist is one of the five playable characters to have their name shortened under their lifebar (appearing as "Shadow"). The others are Cycloid Beta, Cycloid Gamma, Cracker Jack and Skullomania.
- While keeping Skullomania's homage to the Kamen Rider series, Shadowgeist seems to be based on a combination of antagonist and deuteragonists from various, particularly Shadow Moon from Kamen Rider Black and Apollo Geist from Kamen Rider X, and seems like a visual combination of both.
- He may also be a reference to Kamen Rider V3 as an inversion of the titular V3 and his enemyand partner Riderman. Like Riderman to V3, Shadowgeist is crueler than Skullomania, but while Shadowgeist is a cyborg like V3, Skullomania is a regular human like Riderman is.
- According to his Shadaloo Combat Research Institute profile, Shadowgeist's body is equipped with a self-destruct mechanism.
- One of his new story background in Fighting EX Layer is similar to Crimson Viper, for the sake of their respective children’s safeties.
|Street Fighter EX Characters|
|EX||Original|| Akuma · Allen · Blair · Chun-Li · C. Jack · Darun · D. Dark · Guile|
Hokuto · Kairi · Ken · Pullum · Ryu · Skullomania · Zangief
|Plus||Bloody Hokuto · Cycloid-β · Cycloid-γ · Evil Ryu · Garuda · M. Bison|
|Plus α||Dhalsim · Sakura|
|EX2||Original||Blanka · Hayate · Nanase · Shadowgeist · Sharon · Vega|
|Plus||Area · Sagat · V. Rosso|
|EX3||Ace · Bison II|
|CPU Only||Shin-Bison · Cycloids · Zako|