Abigail, as he appears in Final Fight.
|Height||8'0" (244 cm)|
|Weight||584 lbs (265 kg)|
|Dislikes||Rust, being made fun for his name|
|Measurements (Bust, Waist, Hip)||N/A|
|Fighting Style||Brute force|
Abigail (アビゲイル Abigeiru ) is a character from the Final Fight series of beat 'em up games. He is a former member of the Mad Gear Gang, first appearing as the boss of the penultimate stage in the original Final Fight, Metro City's Bay Area. Abigail later appears as a playable character in the Street Fighter series of fighting games starting with the second DLC season of Street Fighter V.
Abigail is an extremely large man with a narrow flat-top haircut. His attire in the Final Fight games closely resembles a white version of that worn by the Andore Family, but he is keen to point out that he is not one of them. He usually wears facepaint, but in Mighty Final Fight, a non-canon retelling of the original Final Fight with chibi sprites, he is seen without facepaint.
In Street Fighter V, his tanktop sports skull prints, tire track prints on his pants, and tires worn as both rings and large armbands, the armbands with "Mad Gear" painted on them in white. On a wallet chain on the right side of his pants is a tire worn through it, and around his neck is a black leather spiked collar. In a possible manner like Birdie, who is designed to be like a bird in fashion, Abigail's overall features come to give him the similarities of a bulldog, which are portrayed as relentless guard dogs in popular media.
His first alternate costume is similar to his default attire but he wears a welding mask to conceal his face, blue jeans, and one of the shoulders of his tank top is ripped. A large tire is stretched diagonally across his body.
His second alternate costume has him shirtless, but accessorized with a pair of goggles and large tire shoulder bands with chains draped across them. His black flap top hairstyle becomes red, shoulder length dreadlocks, he also gains a red, walrus mustache and holds a crookedly bent nail between his teeth. His tire-track marked trousers are suspended by a belt with a cog as a buckle. On a minor note, this outfit is most reminiscent of Skull Cross Gang member Caine.
By all reasonable accounts, Abigail isn’t the type of name a person would typically associate with a street gang. But when the Mad Gear went looking for an enforcer to take control of Metro City's scenic Bay Area, the most highly qualified candidate they could find was a huge mountain of a man but with a girl's name.
To say that Abigail was cursed from the cradle would be an understatement. Bound by the stigma of his unconventional birth name, Abigail struggled through those arduous years of school, ignoring the ceaseless teasing and taunting brought on by his schoolmates. Although considerably bigger than most of them, Abigail had been taught by his parents that violence was not an acceptable way to resolve conflicts. While it seemed like good parenting at the time, the constant ridicule from his classmates ultimately led Abigail to become withdrawn. As a result, his social skills deteriorated, to the point where even his small circle of friends eventually grew apart from him.
By this time Abigail had grown to despise his parents, and at the age of seventeen, he ran away from home to find his place in the world. But on the harsh streets of Metro City, the only real opportunites were those offered by the city’s multiple street gangs. Unfortunately for Abigail, not all of them were hospitable, and he soon found himself at the mercy of a dozen older thugs after innocently wandering into their turf. Undeterred by the newcomer’s size, the punks proceeded to pounce on Abigail, fists and feet flying.
As he curled up to absorb the punishment, a white-hot flame of rage began to grow within him, which only seemed to be fueled by the blows continuously raining down upon him. With a primal scream, Abigail suddenly reared up from the ground and exploded on his adversaries, hurling wild punches and tossing them about at will. The few punks who survived the melee gaped in horror at the raging giant, then quickly fled down the alleyway, leaving their friends to their fate.
Barely a week after the incident, word of Abigail’s might had reached the ears of the Mad Gear Gang. In need of an enforcer, they sent out members to scout this new prospect, and to offer him a place in the gang’s hierarchy. Honored to have found a social group willing to accept him, Abigail joined Mad Gear, putting his strength and indomitable rage to good use.
When Mike Haggar's daughter Jessica was kidnapped by the gang, Cody and Guy took a shortcut through the Bay Area on their way to Belger's penthouse. It was there they encountered Abigail, who told them to cool down, stating that Jessica is having a "good time" with Belger. At this, Cody rushed to save Jessica from Belger's hands, leaving Guy behind to deal with Abigail. After a difficult fight, Guy managed to beat Abigail.
Abigail uses no finesse in his fighting, just brute force. He picks up his opponents and throws them around like rag dolls, and occasionally turns red and uses running body slams.
In Final Fight One, "Alpha Cody" (a non-canon unlockable character who is the Cody seen in Street Fighter Alpha 3 somehow reliving the past) notes that he hadn't been terribly impressed by Abigail, asking whether he still stuck to "using only one attack pattern". In Mighty Final Fight, one of his humorous attacks is to pick up his opponents and kiss them.
In Street Fighter V, Abigail's playstyle is more of that of a striker in contrast with Hugo's wrestling style, possibly in order to deviate the former from the trend of large, hulking characters who are often grapplers.
Other appearances Edit
Abigail also appeared in the Japan-only release Adventure Quiz: Capcom World 2.
- Abigail is the Street Fighter series' first playable character from Canada.
- Abigail is also the first playable Final Fight character in Street Fighter V, and the eighth Final Fight character to appear playable in the Street Fighter games.
- Abigail makes a background cameo in the Mad Gear Hideout stage of Street Fighter X Tekken as well as Ultra Street Fighter IV.
- Abigail's Street Fighter V theme is a remix of his original battle theme from Final Fight. The Metro City Bay Area stage (which is the stage where Abigail was originally fought) also contains a remix of the Bay Area music from the same game.
- Despite being the tallest character in the series, Abigail is the second heaviest; Gill, despite being shorter than Abigail by over a foot, weighs 161 lbs more at 745 lbs.