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Sagat is a character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing as the non-playable final boss in the original Street Fighter. He later returned as a boss in Street Fighter II before becoming playable in its update, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. He is the "Emperor of Muay Thai" and a former member of Shadaloo, where he acted as a personal bodyguard for M. Bison.

Personality

Sagat encompasses a stereotypical "proud fighter" personality, since he is very powerful and strong-willed, as well as hard-working; he is dedicated in body and spirit to martial arts life. His uncommon physical appearance makes him menacing and downright unfriendly at first glance, which holds true to a certain extent.

In contrast to his initially violent and sometimes cruel nature, Sagat appreciates opponents that are worthy and of strong character, and greatly despises taking unfair or dishonest advantages in combat. His more honorable traits come to the forefront during his storyline development, and his pride gives way to an honesty of sorts similar to Ryu, his purpose now defined by the "heart of battle". Sagat also has a lot of regret and bitterness towards his former sins, especially the killing of Go Hibiki (despite the latter taking out his eye). Sagat even spared his son Dan when he came for revenge, seeing how easily hatred can corrupt the soul.

Sagat's win quotes show him to be a proud and belittling man; this has long since given way to a more honest, advisory side, that still contains his characteristic straight-to-the-point bluntness, which is present to a fault. Despite his seemingly cruel mannerisms, Sagat has a capacity for goodness, as seen in Street Fighter X Tekken, where he helps Dhalsim find and rescue missing village children. Even when offered the mighty power of Pandora, Sagat refuses saying as "a king like him doesn't need the power of the Gods", and makes the children's safety his top propriety.


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