• Gender: Male
  • Age: 23 (as of Street Fighter Alpha 3)
  • Hair: Dark Blond
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • From the game series Street Fighter, by Capcom
  • First Appearance: Chapter 12

Vega’s mother was a beautiful Spanish noblewoman who, haven fallen upon hard times, found herself obliged to marry an ugly but rich nobleman. At an early age, Vega found himself having a taste for bullfighting, Spain’s national sport, and trained himself to be a skillful matador. However, not satisfied with merely that level of skill, he travelled to Japan, where he managed to both find a true ninja and prevail upon them to teach him the art of ninjutsu.

Returning to Spain, Vega donned a mask to protect both his beautiful face and his identity and social standing, and took part in many brutal underground cage fights, where he quickly became known as one of Spain’s best fighters. However, tragedy struck the young nobleman, as his father killed his mother in a rage. Vega’s mental stability was never quite the same after that, and he soon picked up a habit of secretly murdering unattractive street beggars, which brought him to the attention of M. Bison.

Vega is exceedingly protective of his social standing. He takes significant pains to conceal his involvement with the criminal organisation Shadowloo, even as he works as their assassin and trains the deadly Dolls. He is also exceedingly protective of his own good looks, a legacy of his beloved mother. Despite these things, he continues to take risks, and is always seeking out beautiful and worthy opponents to pit himself against.

He is a powerful, skilled, and deadly martial artist, having successfully blended his ninjutsu with the grace and techniques of his bullfighting… as ludicrous as that sounds, but hey, no worse than Martial Arts Tea Ceremony. He is noone to be trifled with: as one of the highest-ranking combantants within Shadowloo, he can safely be considered significantly above the level of someone like Ranma, though he is not as powerful as Rose, let alone his master M. Bison.

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