Garuda is the demonic
embodiment of all that is Satsui no Hadou. He was awakened as a result
of the struggle between Akuma and Kairi.
Desperate to save his life from the savagery of Akuma's attacks, Kairi
released an uncontrollable burst of energy just as Akuma was about to execute
the Shun Goku Satsu on Kairi. This burst both stunned Akuma, and attracted
Garuda to the location of the fight.
Kairi was enveloped
in light and disappeared from the battle before Garuda could arrive. Garuda,
finding only Akuma, challenged Akuma to a fight. Akuma, thinking that Garuda
was some weak henchman sent from the netherworld, was more than happy to
destroy this demonic form. But to Akuma's surprise, the harder he fought,
and the more he tapped into Satsui no Hadou, the stronger and more forceful
Garuda's strikes became. After sustaining several damaging blows, Akuma
realized he was no match for Garuda, and began to plot an escape from the
fight. Just as Akuma was about to make his move, Garuda stopped.
Garuda realized that
Akuma was not the source of the burst of energy that Garuda was seeking.
No longer interested in Akuma, he left the scene, in search once more for
the source of the energy. Garuda searched for a long time, and could not
find the man responsible. It wasn't until the second EX tournament that
Garuda sensed that the man had returned. He sought to fight Kairi, interrupting
his fight against M. Bison.
Kairi did possess
some form of Satsui no Hadou, but Garuda was unable to draw upon it's power
to the same degree as he could when he fought against Akuma. Something
prevented him, and he didn't know what it was. The fight ended in a draw
when, furious with the interruption, M. Bison
performed the Psycho Crusher on Garuda. Garuda attempted to fight back
and destroy this nuisance by unleashing the Soukon Dan attack. But to Garuda's
surprise, the souls launched at Bison did not burn him, they merged with
him and made his power stronger. Unsure of how that was possible, he fled
the arena to continue his search for Kairi.
Garuda would not have
his rematch with Kairi until the third EX tournament. Kairi, his heart
now softened by the pleas of his little sister Nanase,
had twisted the power of Satsui no Hadou into a force for life as opposed
to a force for death. Garuda challenged Kairi with the intent of killing
him, and he proceeded to beat Kairi within an inch of his life, just as
Akuma had done. With what little energy Kairi had remaining, he released
a burst of light in the form of the Shouki Hatsudou attack, which instantly
dispersed Garuda. He has never been seen or heard from since. Now it is safe for
Akuma to roam the world again...