Eagle in Street Fighter

Eagle appeared in the first Street Fighter game as a computer controlled opponent, but later appeared as a playable character in the 2001 game Capcom vs. SNK 2. He is a bouncer from England, and his character is reportedly designed as a tribute to Freddie Mercury of the band Queen (something which is also claimed for Sol Badguy from Guilty Gear). This and some of his Japanese win-quotes have lead some to believe he is homosexual or at least readable as such. There is still some debate on the matter.

LGBTQ  references in this game series:

Street Fighter (1987):  Eagle

Street Fighter II (1991): The World Warrior: Zangief

Street Fighter IV (2008): Poison (originally from Final Fight); Abel; Juri Han


  1. Capcom vs. SNK 2. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom_vs._SNK_2
  2. Eagle. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Eagle
  3. Fruit Brute. (2006, July 11). Top 20 Gayest Video Game Characters- #15. GayGamer.Net. http://gaygamer.net/2006/07/top_20_gayest_video_game_chara_6.html
  4. Eagle. (n.d.). Retrived from http://www.fightersgeneration.com/characters/eagle.html
  5. LGBT themes in video games. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_themes_in_video_games
  6. Sol Badguy. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_Badguy