When Birdie was a
pro wrestler, he occasionally teamed up with rival Titanic Tim (from Saturday
Night Slam Masters) as the "500 Million Trillion Powers." He
turned to a life of crime when his wrestling career ended, doing some street
fighting on the side to add to his income, as well as nightclub bouncing. His
notoriety got him invited to the first World Warrior tournament. He was
suffering from a particularly nasty strain of flu, however, and lost his fight
Despite this setback, Birdie rose up the criminal ranks. In Street Fighter
Alpha 2, he became aware of an organization called Shadaloo and, tracking
down their leader, M. Bison,
demonstrated his fighting skills to join them. However, Bison only wanted a test
subject, and used Birdie to perform painful and demeaning experiments. Birdie
resolved to get even.
In Street Fighter Alpha 3, Birdie sneaks into a Shadaloo data room and
learns about the Psycho Drive machine, not aware that M. Bison is watching him.
Thinking he can use it to overthrow Bison and become lord of Shadaloo himself,
he set out to find it. Bison sends Balrog
to kill Birdie, but instead, Birdie convinces Balrog to help him by telling him
how the Psycho Drive could make them powerful. Hindered by Balrog's
incompetence, however, Birdie couldn't find the Drive before it exploded.
March 29th, 2012
a name like Birdie makes you a badass by default... lol. Birdie's original Street Fighter
appearance wasn't anything special,
but when Capcom re-invented him in the Street Fighter Alpha series, they
made him a lot bigger, cooler, and into a very original fighting game character.
Not every character in a fighting game should be a martial arts expect, and as a
huge street thug, Birdie managed to stand out among others in the Street Fighter series. He
was also the first fighting game character to use the "jump into
throw" technique... such a good move! :D
Birdie's obviously not a "popular" Street Fighter character, but
I actually like him a lot. He's a very underrated character in you ask me. He's defined by his gritty, rugged appearance, crazy
hairstyle, and unrealistic proportions. I hope we see him return some day in the
future... it's been a long time coming!
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