Bilstein is a playable character and main antagonist in the 2 games spanning Star Gladiator fighting game series by Capcom.

Bilstein debuts in Star Gladiator (1996) as the final boss and can be unlocked via a code in the Playstation version, in the sequel Plasma Sword (1998) Bilstein is playable from the start but got a slightly redesigned look. His classic form can be unlocked as a clone character with only very small differences and is called Bilstein’s Ghost. He had a small cameo in two of the endings in Capcom vs Tatsunoko and was also in SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters Clash.

Bilstein is at least as similar evil and power-hungry as M.Bison from Street Fighter but gets defeated by the series main protagonist Hayato during the first game. He returns through transforming his spirit into a new vessel.

He fights with a giant Plasma Broadsword.

Bilstein Star Gladitator Ending Art

Bilstein from Star Gladiator and Plasma Sword: an Overview

Charactername: Dr. Edward Bilstein / Bilstein’s Ghost
  Developed /Created by Capcom
Gameseries: Star Gladiator   First seen on: Arcades
First Game:  Star Gladiator   Year first seen in: 1996 
Last Game:  Plasma Sword (1998)   Birthplace: USA 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Antagonist, Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Big Broad Sword
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Bilstein and Bilstein’s Ghost

Bilstein Plasma Sword Official Game Art from 1998

Plasma Sword (1998)

Bilstein's Ghost Plasma Sword Official Art

Plasma Sword (1998)


Screenshots of Bilstein in Star Gladiator:

Bilstein Star Gladiator Intro

Bilstein in the Intro

Bilstein in Star Gladiator

Bilstein Wins!

Bilstein Star Gladitator Ending Art

Bilstein Ending


Bilstein in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Bilstein-Game-Art-HQ-Boss-T Bilstein was one of the fighting game bosses which were drawn for the Tribute to the Bosses Round I, our first big Art Collaboration. Two artists drew him for this project during November-December 2011. Bilstein Boss Tribute 2


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Bilstein

Dr Edward Bilstein from Star Gladiator

Dr Edward Bilstein

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