Hugo Andore (pronounced
An-Do-Ray) hails from a family of powerful German pro wrestlers. Hugo and
several members of his family were prominent members of Mad Gear for many years.
After being beat up by Cody, Guy
and Haggar for so many years, Hugo decided that the
criminal life was not for him. He entered the third World Warrior tournament,
accompanied by his new wrestling manager and former Mad Gear member, Poison. His design was
heavily inspired by the
great "Andre the Giant" of WWE/WWF history. His first video game appearance was in
Capcom's 2D beat-em-up, Final Fight (1989) as "Andore".
In the timeline of Street Fighter III, Hugo decided the criminal
lifestyle was not for him, and entered the third World Warrior tournament. His
friend and fellow former Mad Gear member, Poison, accompanied him as his
manager. Hugo's goal in the third World Warrior tournament was was to find a suitable tag team
partner. During the tournament, Hugo fought Ryu
and managed to continue fighting after being hit with a Shin Shoryuken. Hugo
was eventually defeated,
and even though Ryu became his temporary tag team partner, it seems that he failed in
accomplishing his mission. After the tournament, Hugo and Poison also decided to
start their own wrestling promotion, the Huge/Hyu Wrestling Army (HWA). Their
main objective is to take over all of pro wrestling.
Street Fighter IV, Hugo was working as a construction worker after the Mad
Gear gang dismantled. When a mob of former Mad Gear members came to him looking
for a fight, he was uninterested. Instead, they found him feeling homesick,
crying for his mother's potatoes. When one of the thugs says that he's like a
potato himself and strikes him, Hugo becomes enraged and thrashes them all,
deciding to go to S.I.N.'s new tournament to show his strength.
After defeating one of M.Bison's
artificial beings in a wrestling ring, his former colleague Poison approaches
him, offering to be his manager. Hugo declines, saying that he won't take orders
anymore. Poison says that she won't be his boss, but that he could use her help
because he has the brains of a potato. At this, Hugo becomes pensive. Poison
interprets this as disinterest and announces that she'll leave him alone, as if
she stays any longer she'll become a potato too. Hugo, excited, tells her that
he will take her up on her offer and that she can be a potato too.