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Ingrid
Ingrid
Ingrid by Shinkiro.
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Full Name Ingrid
Birthdate Unknown
Birthplace Unknown
Height 152cm (5')
Weight 39kg (86 lbs.)
Blood Type Unknown
Likes Time travel, Ryu
Dislikes M. Bison, Satsui no Hadou, Evil Ryu
Measurements (Bust, Waist, Hip) 78cm (31"), 54cm (21"), 80cm (32")
Fighting Style Energy manipulation

Ingrid (イングリッド, Inguriddo), is a video game character who first appeared in the fighting game Capcom Fighting Evolution and later Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX. She was originally designed by Hidetoshi Ishizawa (Neo_G) for the canceled fighting game Capcom Fighting All-Stars as one of the four original characters.

Biography

Appearance

Ingrid has long, platinum blonde hair with bangs and two, large gold pins, one on each side of her head. Her irises are red in color. Her outfit resembles that of a schoolgirl's, consisting of a light, purplish-blue, long-sleeved top with white accents, gold buttons, and a white bow below the collar; a matching, short, pleated skirt with a white petticoat; white gloves; brown tights; and black, high-heeled Mary Janes with a bow on each instep.

Based on her Street Fighter Alpha 3 in-game profile, Ingrid is the shortest and lightest playable Street Fighter character to date, standing at only 5 feet and weighing 86 pounds. The Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover|Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia, however, states her height to be at around 5'10", and her weight at 108 lbs (49 kg).

Personality

Ingrid is an extremely powerful being who detests the evil nature of the Satsui no Hado. She is very wise and intelligent in spite of her apparent physical age, and also has a playful side to her, as she enjoys tickling defeated opponents. Ingrid can be very serious when the situation calls for it, and holds Ryu and Rose in high regard. However, she displays an unusual lust for power, and often comes across as aloof.

Story

Little, if anything, is known about Ingrid; however, Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX presents some possibilities about her true origins. Apparently, her source of power is derived from Psycho Power, yet it is not purely evil like that of M. Bison; it is likely something similar to Rose's Soul Power. Ingrid also claims that she is the true bearer of what is called "Psycho Power", as she constantly tells M. Bison that Psycho Power is "her power" and that he has stolen it. It seems that her power is so intense that if given the chance, she could actually break Ryu madness if he ever succumbs to the evil within. How M. Bison came into possession of the item is never exactly explained, though it is similar in appearance to the crests on her head. When M. Bison is eventually defeated, she comments that a regular human being like him couldn't possibly control that energy, and takes the whole Psycho Drive with her as she leaves.

Ingrid also possesses psychic abilities similar to Rose's, as she addressed Ryu and Rose by name, even though both never revealed their names to her. Rose, on the other hand, cannot look into Ingrid's future as she did with other Street Fighters. In addition, Ingrid has the power of time travel, sending herself to the year 201X in her arcade ending, where she notices that Ryu "is up to something interesting".

Other media

Capcom Fighting All-Stars

Before cancelation, some plot details of the game revealed that Ingrid was one of three Code Holders (the other two being D.D. and Rook) contacted by Mike Haggar, who are needed to defuse a bomb called Laughing Sun, hidden in Metro City by a character known as Death. She is also given the nickname "Eternal Ray", likely relating to a ray of sunshine, given her attack theme.

Capcom Fighting Evolution

In Ingrid's ending, after banishing Pyron, she decides to take off her crests, possibly giving up her power.

SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS

Ingrid is included as one of 10 S-grade Capcom character cards with her artwork being drawn by SNK artist Takkun.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Ingrid's model from Capcom Fighting All-Stars was used as a test model in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and according to the Japanese pre-order booklet, she was also revealed to be playable at one point but was cut alongside Phoenix Wright from the Ace Attorney series, Komugi Narahara from Nurse Witch Komugi and Muteking from Muteking, The Dashing Warrior.[1]

Street Fighter X Tekken

According to the prologue comic book by UDON, Ingrid plays a role in the background story of Street Fighter X Tekken as the creator of Pandora; she sent it as a 'gift' to Earth to test humanity by using the temptation of the box's power.

Capcom Social Games

Ingrid appears alongside other Capcom characters in the social games Street Fighter × All Capcom, Onimusha Soul and the Mega Man rhythm RPG Otoranger. The latter of which also includes appearances from D.D. and Rook.

Trivia

  • In Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, when Ingrid finishes her opponent by using her Level 3 Sun Delta Super Combo, her Midnight Bliss pose from Capcom Fighting Evolution is reused as a victory pose.
  • Ingrid has a unique opening when facing Blanka in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, where she throws a random fruit (being either a pineapple, a watermelon or a hand of bananas) upon which he either catches it in his mouth or gets hit on the head with it.
  • Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has cited Ingrid as one of his favorite Street Fighter characters[2] and has teased about the idea of her being a rival to Tekken character Lili (whom is similar in appearance).[3]
  • Her theme song, entitled "Heat Haze", sung by Maiko Kubo, contains a series of six notes that resemble part of the opening riff from "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.destructoid.com/a-better-look-at-the-stuff-cut-fromtatsunoko-vs-capcom-161902.phtml
  2. http://twitter.com/#!/Harada_TEKKEN/status/183926279563771906
  3. http://p.twipple.jp/mfKtS

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