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Sagat
The King With No Equal
Full Name Sagat
Birthdate July 2
Nationality Thai
Gender Male
Race Human
Relationships

Ryu (rival/friend)

Dhalsim (friend)

Fighting Style Muay Thai
Occupation Unemployed
Debut Street Fighter
Vitality 1,050
Tag Partner Dhalsim
"You will taste the bitterness of defeat."
—Sagat

Sagat is a character from the Street Fighter series. He was the boss of the original Street Fighter game, and a mid boss for Street Fighter II. He is widely known for his scar on his chest, his eye patch, and for being a overall powerful character in most of his apperances throught the series.

Biography

To prepare himself for his inevitable rematch against Ryu, the king of Muay Thai retreated to a secluded mountain village for training. His chest bares the scar left by Ryu's Shoryuken, and serves as a reminder to him of their fight. He cares not for victory or defeat; he merely wishes to clash against fighters of great strength. In order to locate a missing young girl, Sagat agrees to go with Dhalsim and heads to Antarctica.

Appearance

Sagat is 7'5", a trait he uses to his advantage in his long-reaching attacks. His hands are massive and he is depicted as being totally bald. Sagat wears traditional short Muay Thai kickboxing shorts and classic wraps. The trunks have colors varying from purple with yellow trim, to blue with red trim, to blue with yellow trim. He wears tape around his fists and feet. Sagat also has a black eye-patch over his severely damaged right eye. The massive scar on his chest is a constant reminder of Ryu's victory. Sagat makes no attempt to conceal the disfigurement.

Personality

Sagat encompasses a stereotypical "proud fighter" personality, since he is very powerful and strong-willed as well as hard-working and dedicated in body and spirit to martial arts life. His uncommon physical appearance makes him menacing, hideous and downright unfriendly at first glance. This persona is greatly boosted by the elevated levels of rage and power unleashed during combats - even to the extent of being nearly lethal, should Sagat see himself pinned or threatened with defeat. Sagat feeds on both his hatred towards Ryu and seeking a new chance to challenge and defeat him to recover his title of greatest fighter of all and thus restore his lost "honor" and '"pride" as a warrior.

Despite this violent and sometimes cruel nature in battles, Sagat appreciates worthy opponents and greatly despises taking unfair or dishonest advantages in combat - as seen in his own ending in Street Fighter Alpha 3, Sagat is highly disgusted with M. Bison as he infused Ryu with his malevolent Psycho Power in order to "make Ryu much stronger and thus grant Sagat the rematch he always looked forward to", which instead had the opposite effect: it caused Sagat to try to break Ryu free of Bison's influence. This is a strong proof that Sagat values true martial spirit and strength of character above all when facing those he considers worthy adversaries.

Story

Background

Sagat won the title of Emperor/God of Muay Thai from Nuah Kahn as a teenager, and became a national hero in Thailand. He defended his title from a fighter named Go Hibiki, in a match where Go damaged Sagat's right eye, causing Sagat to violently beat Go Hibiki to death mistakely in a fit of rage. Go's son, Dan Hibiki, swore revenge on Sagat.

Street Fighter

Sagat trained Adon, and held the first World Warrior tournament to prove that he was the strongest fighter in the world, where he fights Ryu in the final round. Sagat was able to pin Ryu, and was sure that he was the winner, but Ryu became desperate and was consumed by the Satsui no Hadou. Becoming "Evil Ryu", he used the Metsu Shoryuken and grievously wounded Sagat, leaving a massive scar across his chest. Sagat swore revenge on Ryu.

Street Fighter Alpha 2

Sagat dedicated himself to learning a move to rival the one that scarred him. Adon mocked his teacher for losing to Ryu and challenged him to a match. Sagat was recovering from his chest wound, and defeated Adon with ease. Consumed with rage and hatred, Sagat eagerly joined the criminal organization Shadaloo in hopes of regaining his lost pride.

He immediately tracked Ryu down and batted him, but he couldn't help but feel that the victory was hollow somehow, and realized that Ryu had let him win (fearing that the Satsui no Hadou would get out of control) Sagat was determined to train even harder and win cleanly the next time. Sagat encountered Dan, now an adult seeking revenge for his father's death in the fight with Sagat ten years previously. Sagat was still lingering on how Ryu had let him win in their last match, purposely lost the fight, which allowed Dan to satisfy his anger.

Street Fighter Alpha 3

Sagat realized that his scar was a result of the Satsui no Hadou, which possessed Ryu. Finally, he understood that true rivals should not be blinded by rage and hatred, nor be seduced by it, and realized Bison's true intentions. Bison presented him with a brainwashed Ryu so Sagat he could have the rematch he always wanted. Despite Sagat's disappointment with fighting a corrupted opponent, Sagat still fought Ryu. To break Bison's mind control with the Satsui no Hadou, he implored to Ryu that a true warrior would not give in to such treachery. Ryu awakened from Bison's control and, rejecting the Satsui no Hadou, Ryu drove away Bison temporarily. He tells Ryu that he was almost destroyed by the corruption, and that he is not yet ready to take him on again. Ryu then leaves Sagat, promising to return when he becomes a true master.

Street Fighter II

While Sagat's goal in the second World Warrior tournament was a clean rematch with Ryu, his hopes were eclipsed when Ryu was knocked out of the competition; therefore, he dropped out of the tournament before his next match, finishing third in the tournament. Sagat continued to train his body and mind in Thailand, hoping to become the world's strongest fighter once again before he became too old to do so.

Street Fighter IV

Sagat lapses into a depression. Attending one of Adon's matches, he is mocked and challenged to a match by his former pupil. AFter defeating Adon, Sagat is cheered on by the fans. Reinvigorated, he then enters S.I.N.'s new tournament in the hopes of a rematch with Ryu. After the tournament, Sagat reflects on his obsession with Ryu, realizing that instead of focusing on victory or defeat, what's truly important is communicating one's soul to the opponent through one's fists. Returning home to his village, he is greeted by his older brother who ask how the tournament went. Sagat replies that he "actually had fun" because he "met an old friend".

Gameplay

"I am the King."
—Sagat

Techniques

Move Name Input
Heavy Tiger Elbow Right + H punch
Low Step Kick Right + L kick
High Step Kick Right + H kick
Fake Kick H kick > H kick
Tiger Rage Right or N + L punch + L kick
Over the Back Toss Left + L punch + L kick
High Tiger Shot Qcf + Punch EX
Low Tiger Shot Qcf + Kick EX
Tiger Uppercut S + Punch EX
Tiger Knee Crush S + Kick EX SC
Tiger Genocide S+Kick x3
Cross Art Qcf + M punch + M kick
Sagat's Super Art and Cross Assault in Street Fighter X Tekken00:29

Sagat's Super Art and Cross Assault in Street Fighter X Tekken

Gallery

Trivia

  • Sagat and Dhalsim being partners has to do with UDON's Street Fighter comics, in which Dhalsim helps Sagat to train in order to gain better control over himself and his emotions after losing to Ryu's Satsui no Hado.

See also

Sagat's page on the Street Fighter Wiki

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