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Street Fighter V/Balrog/Introduction
A disgraced boxing champion, Balrog joined Shadaloo in search of more riches. Disatisfied with his role in the organization, Balrog searches for things to steal as he leaves S.I.N., and finds a young boy (Ed). Convinced he'll be of use to him in the future, Balrog leaves S.I.N. and Shadaloo behind to seek further riches.
Balrog focuses on aggressive play and annoying his opponents. His trademark dash punches can quickly close the distance to punish any opponent attempting to walk forward or whiffing buttons, and once in he can force the opponent to play his game with his great + on block buttons and crush counters. His V-Skill 1 and Critical Art also allows him to easily deal with projectiles, while his V-Skill 2 lets him make his dash punches multi-hitting and safe, making his approach even easier. However Balrog is a fairly straight-forward character; he does not have many setups, his lows aren't very threatening without V-Trigger, and he doesn't have many mixups in general which can make opening up opponents difficult. He is also the only character in the game with no cross up button. If you like simple, aggressive bruisers then Balrog is a great choice.