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Dan Hibiki (Street Fighters)

Dan Hibiki


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Mr. Hibiki is a secondary character in the Street Fighter video games. He first appeared in 1995.

Dan’s always been somewhat of a joke character. He’s a parody of a parody that gets little to no respect storyline wise. However if played correctly and using his unique ability for taunting he could be fairly effective in a fight.

If nothing else he could lighten the mood by being comedy relief with his incompetence and over inflated ego.


Background

  • Real Name: Dan Hibiki.
  • Other Aliases: My father was strong, Rushing Burst ! Strongest Road !
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Gou Hibiki (father, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: None although he did briefly partner up with Sakura and Blanka.
  • Base Of Operations: Honk Kong, but often mobile.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 163 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Dan is a decent martial artist and acrobat — although he’s certainly not world class as he believes. He no longer has the emotional issues that he was carrying around early in his career, but he is still blinded by delusions of grandeur.

Dan is so arrogant that his own ability to annoy people with his taunts is arguably superhuman. It is the most valuable skill that he possesses.

Unfortunately Dan doesn’t realize this. He just thinks that the taunts he uses are for fun. Hibiki does not see the relation between him using taunts and goading people into rash courses of action.


History

Street Fighter Zero 2

Dan sought out Sagat in Street Fighter Zero 2 in order to avenge his father’s death. He finally found Sagat and challenged him.

Hibiki defeated Sagat. Of course, he didn’t realize that Sagat purposely threw the match. Odds are high that Sagat simply let Dan punch him once then purposefully fell down and didn’t get up.

As a result, Dan believed that he had finally avenged his father’s death. He now prepared to start a dojo to teach his Saikyo style to the world!

Street Fighter Zero 3

He probably just tried to make Sakura his student. Dan also had a reunion with his childhood friend, Blanka. He already got revenge on Sagat when his tenure starts in SFZ3.

Dan Hibiki gives a thumb up

Street Fighter 4

Dan participates in SF4.

Where Is He Now

Probably still looking for students to teach Saikyo style to. It remains to be seen what his SF4 involvement will be, other than getting Blanka to meet his mother again.


Description

Dan is a fairly athletic Asian man. He typically dresses in a pink karate gi with the sleeves ripped off. He also wears a black T-shirt underneath it as well as brown forearm guards.

His hair is shoulder length and always worn in a ponytail.

His most memorable trait is that he face is almost always contorted into some sort of goofy comedic expression no matter what he’s doing.


Personality

Prior to beating Sagat Dan had serious anger issues. These likely stemmed from his own personal insecurities. After he “beat” Sagat his own ego defense mechanism went into overdrive. Thus, Dan proclaimed himself the greatest martial artist in the world.

It doesn’t matter that no one else believes this or gives him any respect. Dan’s ego will work overtime to do mental gymnastics and backward rationalize everything to keep his delusions of grandeur intact.


Quotes

Gouken: “Ahem Dan, what is it that you desire of your fist ? Dan, with what are you being burdened ?”
Dan: “Just, only strength !”
Gouken: “Then your fist, don’t only close it up. I perhaps was mistaken… Dan, depart from before me…furthermore, abandon your fist !”

(While having a nightmare) “Is that…my… dad ? That’s right, that’s the form of my dad challenging the Muay Thai champion. And, this happening ! No…stop, stop it !!” (Wakes up.) “Again, that dream ?”

“Orahorahorahorahoraaahh !!”

“Koouryuukennn !!”


DC Universe History

Why not? If you’re in the mood then Dan can lighten up any campaign with comic relief.

He does need a “Sagat-type” counterpart to work though. Azrael seems like a likely choice. Perhaps Jean Paul killed his father before he fully reformed. Really though any bad ass evil martial artist who later reformed would do.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Dan Hibiki

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Thrill of adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Martial arts instructor
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 008
Init: 016 HP: 020

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 07, Energy Blast: 04, Gliding: 02, Jumping: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works all powers and any attributes that may be used in taunting.
  • Energy Blast is range of touch only, however if Dan applies Adrenaline Surge to and spends HPs on a push attempt then he can gain range of 0APs (10 feet) with it.

Skills:
Martial Artist: 05

Advantages:
Omni-language, Languages (Japanese, Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese), Schtick (provoked attack, taunting).

Connections:
Blanka (high), Sakura Kasugano (low, but thinks its high).

Drawbacks:
SIA (overconfidence), MPI (delusions of grandeur), Socially Inept.


Marvel vs. Capcom statistics

Dan, like all the other characters, got a big boost in the Marvel versus Capcom series, but was still a joke character.

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Thrill of adventure
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Martial arts instructor
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 009
Init: 019 HP: 030

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 13, Energy Blast: 04, Jumping: 02, Projectile Weapon: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works all powers and any attributes that may be used in taunting.
  • Energy Blast is range of touch only, however if Dan applies Adrenaline Surge to and spends HPs on a push attempt then he can gain a range of 0APs (10 feet) with it.
  • Projectile Weapon requires an object of opportunity (paper).

Skills:
Acrobatics (Dodging, gymnastics): 04, Martial Artist: 05


Previous Statistics

Prior to the events of SFZ2 Dan was carrying around a lot of emotional baggage and had Catastrophic Rage, SPI (anger issues), SIH (Sagat), CIA (avenging his father).

Once he “beat” Sagat (see History below) all this went away and he was able to buy off all these Drawbacks with the HP earned from completely a lengthy subplot and the other adventures he had, but he did gain his current SIA (overconfidence).

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Street Fighter.

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