Balrog from Street Fighter

Balrog is the first boxing fighting game character and one of the four boss characters of Street Fighter II. He returned in Street Fighter Alpha 3 and the Street Fighter IV games and is also playable in SNK vs Capcom and the Capcom vs SNK and SF X Tekken games.

Balrog joined Street Fighter V (2016) as one of the 6 first DLC characters in 2016.


Balrog from the Street Fighter Games: an Overview

Charactername: Balrog , Bison (Japan)   Developed /Created by Capcom
Gameseries: Street Fighter + SF Crossover Series   First seen in: Arcades
First Game:  Street Fighter II   Year first seen in: 1991
Last Game: Street Fighter V (2016)
  Birthplace: USA
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Fighting Game Character, Mid-Boss   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Boxing
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters: TJ Combo,
Has Relations to:

 M.Bison (His Boss sometimes)

Dudley (Rival in SSFIV)


  See also:  


Official Artworks and Illustrations of Balrog


Balrog SFV Street Fighter V Official Wallpaper Game Art

Street Fighter V (2016)

Ending Art Images of Balrog in the Street Fighter V Arcade Mode Routes

SF I Route

SF Alpha Route

SF II Route

SF IV Route


SF V Route


Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)

 SSF IV Arcade Edition (2010)

SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (2003)

Capcom Vs SNK 2 (2001)

Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1998)

Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1998)

Balrog Street Fighter II Original Artwork from 1990

Street Fighter II (1991)



Balrog in Game-Art-HQ Art Collaborations:


Street Fighter II


Like back in 2012, we organized a big art collaboration about the Anniversary of the Street Fighter series. In 2017 we illustrated each character based on the different games they appeared in and described their roles in the Street Fighter games. 



Balrog SF Tribute thumb

Balrog vs Dudley SF Tribute thumb

Balrog SF Tribute thumb

In 2012, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Street Fighter series with a big art tribute which included 2 submissions about Balrog as well as a special fight scene with him against Dudley from Street Fighter 3 and Mike from the first Street Fighter as the referee


 Selected and featured Fan Art of Balrog on Game-Art-HQ:

Balrog Street Fighter V Fan Art by Hanzo 

 Balrog SFV

by Hanzo Steinbach

Balrog as Robot by_bosslogic

Mech Version of Balrog

by BossLogic

Balrog Street Fighter II Art by Jamal Campbell

Balrog SFII

by Jamal Campbell

Balrog Street Fighter Chronicles

Street Fighter Chronicles Balrog

by Arman Akopian

Balrog Boxer Street Fighter Realistic

Realistic Balrog

by Spinebender


Balrog SF and Freddie Roach

Balrog and Freddie Roach

by Bonify

Balrog (Street Fighter IV) Art by Paulo Santana

Balrog in his SFIV Alternate Clothes

by Paulo Santana

Balrog SF by Arie Prajoedi

Oldschool Balrog

by Arie Projaedes

Balrog Street Fighter by Paula Santana

Based on his SFIV Alt Costume

by Paulo Santana


Balrog vs Dudley Fan Art


by Tovio Rogers


by Kukurobuki

Balrog did not appear in Street Fighter III where Dudley, another Boxer from England who uses a very different style of boxing however replaced him more or less. Since Super Street Fighter IV, these two can clash together in the games now, and fans like to illustrate this match.


Updates and additions in the Balrog Game Art Gallery:

14.09.2018 – Balrog’s Ending Artworks from Street Fighter V added

08.05.2017 – Balrog’s Street Fighter II Illustrations for our SF 30th Anniversary Project added

 01.08.2016 – Balrog SFV Art, Header and new Fan Art added