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T. Hawk, as he appears in the Street Fighter IV series.
T. Hawk
Birthdate July 21[1][2], 1959[3]
Birthplace Flag of Mexico Mexico[1][2]
Height 7' 7" (230 cm)[1][2]
Weight 357 lbs (162 kg)[1][2]
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown, Black (SSFII game sprite)
Blood type O[1][2]
Fighting style Thunderfoot martial arts[2]
Likes Animals (especially his hawk), hair accessories[1][2], soccer/football
Dislikes Uso (bullfinch)[1], lies[2], M. Bison, wrestling
Rival(s) Ken, Charlie (SFA3), Juli (SFA3), M. Bison, El Fuerte
Skills Wood carving, talking to birds of prey[1][2]
Moveset Condor Dive, Tomahawk Buster, Mexican Typhoon, Condor Spire, Double Typhoon, Raging Typhoon, Raging Slash
First game Super Street Fighter II
English voice actor(s) Paul Dobson (Street Fighter animated series)
Steve Blum (Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie)
David Vincent (Super Street Fighter IV)
Japanese voice actor(s) Shozo Iizuka (Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, Street Fighter Alpha 3)
Toru Nara (Super Street Fighter IV)
Live action actor(s) Gregg Rainwater
"Your scream sounds like a pathetic war cry!"
—T. Hawk (Super Street Fighter II)
"Fighting with conviction leads to victory!
(信念をもって戦いそして勝つ! Shinnen o motte tatakai soshite katsu!?)
—T. Hawk (Street Fighter IV series)

Thunder Hawk (サンダー・ホーク Sandaa Hooku?), is a Mexican Indian/Native American video game character in the Street Fighter series. He was first introduced in Super Street Fighter II, and is both the first Mexican and Native American character in the Street Fighter universe.



When he was an infant, he and the members of his tribe were being forced off their land by Shadaloo. Some of the Thunderfoot members resisted and fought against them, and many were killed, including their leader, Arroyo Hawk (T. Hawk's father), who was murdered by a younger M. Bison.[4] Now living in Mexico near the Monte Albán plains, T. Hawk wants nothing more than revenge from Bison for his despicable actions and to reclaim the land that was taken from his people. The Thunderfoot tribe had also experienced disappearances of many of their people, T. Hawk took the responsibility of finding them. One of them, his beloved Julia, became Juli, one of Bison's brainwashed assassins known as The Dolls.


T. Hawk is an immensely tall and bulky man with long, powerful arms and legs, massive hands and feet, shoulder-length slick brown hair and imposing facial features such as pronounced cheekbones, a flat nose and a wide square chin. He paints his cheeks and lower jaw in a white indigenous-style battle paint. His clothing consists of denim vest and pants, iron bracers on both fists, thin steel rings around his biceps, a cowboy-esque brown leathery belt with a huge clasp and metal decorative tokens, moccasin shoes or boots and a blue and white triangular-patterned headband ostentating a pair of white eagle feathers (one of them is red at its end tip) etched diagonally upwards from it.


T. Hawk is commonly brave, tough, selfless, noble-spirited, centered and fearless, but equally grumpy, cold, brutish, unemotional and apparently unsympathetic. His lack of emotion display mostly comes from the suffering and devastation inflicted by M. Bison towards his people and sacred homelands - such hatred grew even more powerful in Street Fighter Alpha 3, when T. Hawk discovers that his childhood friend and lover Julia was turned into Juli, one of the Shadaloo's top-ranking female assassins known as The Dolls, under Bison's brainwash. Despite his externally hard demeanor, T. Hawk is actually a warm-hearted, compassionate man - as evidenced in several of his artworks, where he shows unquenchable affection for native animals - who sights revenge solely on the purpose of rescuing his long-lost people and restoring his ruined homelands back to its former glory.


Street Fighter Alpha 3Edit

T. Hawk leaves his home village after the disappearances of some of the locals. His last opponent before fighting M. Bison is Juli, one of the former's assassins and bodyguards. Juli is later revealed to be Julia, the girl T. Hawk was searching for, who was captured and brainwashed into becoming one of M. Bison's assassins. After defeating M. Bison, T. Hawk takes Juli back to his homeland in hopes of removing her brainwashing that she is still alimented with.

Super Street Fighter II TurboEdit

T. Hawk enters the second World Warrior tournament to battle against M. Bison to find Julia, reclaim his people's land and win their freedom from his tyranny. He does not come out as the grand champion, but does regain his land - however, it is desolate and empty. Determined, T. Hawk vows to make his land as great as it once was and bring the Thunderfoot people back home.

Super Street Fighter IV Edit

His land begins to recover from Shadaloo's damage, though it is not even close to its former glory. Because of this, and the fact that T. Hawk was ultimately unable to save Julia, he feels that he isn't worthy to be the next chief of the Thunderfoot tribe. He decides to enter S.I.N.'s next tournament to continue his atonement.

Along the way he encounters El Fuerte, and it appears the two have previously met each other. They then battle it out to settle their old rivalry. Later, T. Hawk meets Rose, who tells him where Julia is, but warns him that "she is now a shell of her former self". T. Hawk, following Rose's directions, finds Julia in a cabin in the wilderness, being taken care of by an elderly couple - however, her mental state is troubled, and she does not appear to recognize him or even notice his presence.[5]

Animations Edit

Street Fighter II: The Animated MovieEdit

T. Hawk made a small appearance in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, having traveled to Washington to find and challenge Ken. He proves to be a formidable opponent in the ensuing street fight, but Ken overpowers him and defeats him with a Shoryuken, greatly weakening him. T. Hawk demands Ken finish him off with a Hadoken but Ken refuses, instead leaving. At one point, T. Hawk admits that he intends to track down and battle Ryu, who defeated Sagat in the movie's prologue. It is unknown whether or not T. Hawk finds Ryu in the end.

Street Fighter USA cartoonEdit

This version of T.Hawk is more like a neutral variation of him since he is on both good and evil sides. He appeared in three episodes of the series, Desert Thunder, Keeping the Peace, and The Hammer Strikes.

Live-action movies Edit

Street Fighter filmEdit

In the 1994 live-action Street Fighter film, T. Hawk was a Sergeant serving under Colonel Guile. He and Cammy (who is a Lieutenant) appeared to be Guile's second in command, which would lead one to believe his rank was something along the lines of Master Sergeant or Chief Master Sergeant. T. Hawk was portrayed by Gregg Rainwater.

Comics and MangaEdit

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Gameplay and fighting styleEdit

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T. Hawk is the equal of Zangief in strength, but uses more "finesse" in his attacks. Though large, he can defeat many smaller, more agile fighters with his devastating Tomahawk Buster, Condor Dive and Mexican Typhoon techniques. Unlike most bulky warriors, he does not like to grapple, but he can when necessary. More often, however, he uses the swooping aerial attacks that are also at his disposal.

Stage ThemeEdit


  • T. Hawk's background in the Super Street Fighter II games feature the Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • Being 7'7" (230 cm) tall, T. Hawk is the second-tallest character in the Street Fighter series, behind Hugo.
  • T. Hawk shares his birthday with Ryu.
  • T. Hawk is one of the eleven playable Street Fighter characters who are in a romantic relationship or are married.
  • In the UDON comics, T. Hawk, watching a wrestling match on TV in a restaurant, requests that the channel be changed, since he can't stand pro wrestling. After El Fuerte hears him badmouth both pro wrestling and R. Mika, Fuerte bursts from the kitchen and yells at him (this is due to Fuerte being a big fan of Mika, as her image adorns every piece of his cooking attire).
    • This could possibly be the reason they are rivals in Super Street Fighter IV. Another possible reason they are rivals is hinted from T. Hawk's dialogue of "Looks like I have more to teach you" prior to his rival match against El Fuerte, which would suggest that Fuerte might have lost to T. Hawk before the events of SSFIV.
  • His dislike of professional wrestling likely stems from the record of Native American wrestlers utilizing gimmicks culturally appropriating and lumping in traits into a single stereotype for stage presence; notably, there are few and far any Native Americans who have yet to make a name in the world of martial arts.
  • The name of T. Hawk's theme, "Eye of the Eagle", was inspired by Survivor's song Eye of the Tiger.
  • T. Hawk is the only character in Super Street Fighter IV where he is referred by both his first initial and last name by the announcer upon winning a match. All other characters with a first initial (such as M. Bison, E. Honda and C. Viper) are only referred to by their last name by the announcer.
  • Out of all the playable characters in Super Street Fighter IV, T. Hawk is the only one not to say a single word in his own ending. All the dialogue in his ending comes from Rose and the two elderly people looking after Julia.
  • In Makoto's 3rd Strike ending, T. Hawk can be seen among the fighters defeated by Makoto. This was most likely a cameo appearance than anything else.

Quotes Edit

See: T. Hawk/Quotes


T. Hawk/Gallery


T. Hawk/Sprites

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover
  3. Super Street Fighter II SNES manual, p.26
Street Fighter series playable characters
Street Fighter Ken · Ryu
Street Fighter II The World Warrior Blanka · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Guile · Zangief
Champion Edition Balrog · M. Bison · Sagat · Vega
The New Challengers Cammy · Dee Jay · Fei Long · T. Hawk
Turbo Akuma
Street Fighter Alpha Alpha Adon · Birdie · Dan · Guy · Nash · Rose · Sodom
Alpha 2 Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura
Alpha 3 Cody · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika
Alpha 3 Upper Eagle · Maki
Alpha 3 MAX Ingrid
Street Fighter III New Generation Alex · Dudley · Elena · Gill · Ibuki · Necro · Oro · Sean · Yang · Yun
2nd Impact Hugo · Urien
3rd Strike Makoto · Q · Remy · Twelve
Street Fighter IV Original Abel · C. Viper · El Fuerte · Gouken · Rufus · Seth
Super Hakan · Juri
Arcade Edition Oni
Ultra Decapre · Poison
Street Fighter V F.A.N.G · Laura · Necalli · Rashid
Street Fighter II Characters
The World Warrior Blanka · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Guile · Ken · Ryu · Zangief
Champion Edition Balrog · M. Bison · Sagat · Vega
The New Challengers Cammy · Dee Jay · Fei Long · T. Hawk
Turbo Akuma
Street Fighter Alpha Characters
Alpha Adon · Akuma · Birdie · Chun-Li · Dan · Guy · Ken · M. Bison · Nash · Rose · Ryu · Sagat · Sodom
Alpha 2 Cammy · Dhalsim · Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Zangief
Alpha 3 Balrog · Dee Jay · Blanka · Cody · E. Honda · Fei Long · Guile · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika · T. Hawk · Vega
Upper Eagle · Maki · Yun
MAX Ingrid
Street Fighter IV Characters
Original Abel · Akuma · Balrog · Blanka · Chun-Li · C. Viper · Dhalsim · E. Honda · El Fuerte · Guile · Ken · M. Bison · Rufus · Ryu · Sagat · Vega · Zangief
Console Cammy · Dan · Fei Long · Gen · Gouken · Rose · Seth · Sakura
Super Adon · Cody · Dee Jay · Dudley · Guy · Hakan · Ibuki · Juri · Makoto · T. Hawk
Arcade Edition Evil Ryu · Oni · Yang · Yun
Ultra Decapre · Elena · Hugo · Poison · Rolento

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