Garuda is one of the Street Fighter EX characters. He was introduced as an unlockable Boss character in Street Fighter EX (1996) and returned in that role in the two sequels Street Fighter EX2 (1999) and Street Fighter EX3 (2000).

Garuda did not appear in any other games until Arika returned to the fighting game scene with Fighting EX Layer (2018) where he is one of the playable characters of course. 

Similar to Shin Gouki, there is also an unplayable and stronger boss version of him, called Shin Garuda.

Like all other older Street Fighter characters, he was mentioned and got an updated Bio & Illustration on Capcom’s Street Fighter V (2016) website. 


Garuda from the Street Fighter EX Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Garuda   Developed /Created by Arika
Gameseries:  Street Fighter   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game: Street Fighter EX   Year first seen in playable form: 1996 
Last Game: Fighting EX Layer (2018)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character and Boss   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Garuda from Street Fighter EX

Street Fighter V (2016) Bio

Garuda Street Fighter EX3 Official Art

Street Fighter EX3 (2000)

Garuda Street Fighter EX2 Official Art

Street Fighter EX2 (1999) 

Garuda Street Fighter EX Official Game Art

Street Fighter EX (1996) 




Garuda in Game-Art-HQ  Fan Art Collaborations

Garuda got three artworks for our Fighting Game Boss Tribute V2 in 2016

Garuda from SFEX in the Street Fighter Tribute on Game-Art-HQ Garuda SF Tribute 2

Garuda got drawn twice for our 25th Anniversary Street Fighter Tribute in 2012


Selected Fan Art of Garuda

Garuda SFEX Fan Art

Garuda from SFEX

by RGM501




Updates and Additions in Garuda’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview

21.02.2017 – Garuda’s new Illustrations from the FG Boss Tribute V2 added, SFV Profile Art of Garuda added as well