Ace is a character who only appeared in Street Fighter EX3 released in 2000 by Capcom and developed by Arika for the Playstation 2

He has the ability to mimic the moves of other Street Fighter characters, including some of characters which did not appear in the SFEX series like the Killer Bee Assault from Cammy White or the Healing of Elena from Street Fighter III.

He / the player has to solve series of trials in the character edit mode of SFEX3 and can buy those moves as reward for doing so. This includes a few original moves as well but the majority of available moves is from other characters.


His short back story mentioned that he is a government agent. ordered to find infos about a secret weapon developed in an underground base. Its also stating that he is the final model (Clone?) of the “Cycloid” series which makes him able to learn the moves of other characters.

In his ending, he is asked to “install” new analyzed data into his body.

The cooperation of Arika and Capcom ended after SFEX 3 and its quite unlikely that we see Skullomania, Blair Dame or Ace again in a future Street Fighter game.

Beside the profile and the full body illustration of Ace, nothing was ever published by Arika or Capcom about him (as far as i know at least)


Ace from Street Fighter EX3: an Overview

Charactername:  Ace   Developed /Created by Arika
Gameseries:  Street Fighter EX   First seen on: Playstation 2
First Game:  Street Fighter EX3   Year first seen in: 2000
Last Game:  Street Fighter EX3   Nationality: ?
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Fighting Game Character, Mimic Type Fighter,   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Has no own style
Additional Tags: Government Agent,    Similar Characters: Combot, Mokujin
Has Relations to:   See also:


 Screenshots of Ace from Street Fighter EX3:

Ace Street Fighter EX3 Screen

Ace Wins


Mirror Match 


Ace SFEX 3 Ending


Ace was featured in the Game-Art-HQ 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter Tribute in 2012 and drawn by SuperEdco & alan-mcmillian for it:

Ace SF Tribute by SuperEdco

by SuperEdco

Ace SFEX3 SF Tribute by_alan_mcmillian

by Alan-Mcmillian


More Selected Ace Game Art made by the Fans:

Ace SFEX3 art by Fredrik Mattsson

by Fredrik Mattsson

There are only a very illustrations made by fans / gamers obviously and Ace was one of the last available characters in the Game Art HQ Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tribute in 2012, both submissions made for it are showing a lot dedication however!

The sketchcard Ace illustration by Fredrik Mattsson who is a big supporter of GA-HQ is part of a big SFEX series fan arts drawn with traditional tools.

Osmar de Carvalho is one of the artists who participated in our SF tribute in 2012 as well with one of the two Birdie illustrations!

Ace SFEX by Osmar de Carvalho

by Osmar de Carvalho

SFEX3 Ace Render This image of Ace is floating around in the Internet since years now and used by the Street Fighter wikia as example, but its NOT an official illustration, indeed its a headswap /manipulated image from Daraku Tenshi made by the artist Haiji Mibu.



What Gamers like you and me think about Ace. the Mimic Character from Street Fighter EX3:


Hmmm..there are pretty cool Mimic characters like Mokujin (Tekken Series) who had no own moves but still some sort of personality or other gimmicks through their story or visual designs  but when it comes to Ace from Street Fighter EX3 i agree with Frank from Fighter’s Generation who thinks that Ace might have been a thrown in character for the edit mode of the game. The selectable moves however are something really cool since some of them are not from other SFEX characters and can make Ace a really unique character in the game when it comes to the play style at least.

I wonder how fleshed out he would have been in a SFEX4, his visual design would really need an update though.

Review / Opinion by the GA-HQ Admin Reinhold “GBK” Hoffmann


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