5704 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

E. Honda from Street Fighter video games with arms crossed

Edmond Honda

(Tom's profile)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

E. Honda is one of the emblematic Street Fighter brawling video games characters. This in turn makes him the iconic video game sumotori, as he’s been around since SF2: World Warrior in 1991. I wouldn’t be surprised if he significantly contributed to the popularity of sumo wrestling outside of Japan.


Background

  • Real Name: Edmond Honda.
  • Other Aliases: Lucky adventurer of the sumo world, Slapping match of No.10, Zealous Sumo Wrestler to Call On!
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed twin brother.
  • Group Affiliation: Sumo Wrestling Federation.
  • Base Of Operations: Katomi Kontou, Japan.
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 301 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Honda’s a powerful sumo wrestler and all around nice guy. He’s ranked as Ouzeki status, one below Yokozuna, or the top class.

He’s stated to be Yokozuna level, but he never attains it. This is most likely because he left to show the world the power of Sumo wrestling in Street Fighting tournaments rather than stay in Japan and participate in Sumo wrestling bouts.


History

Street Fighter Zero 2

He wasn’t playable in the game, but he did appear in Sodom’s ending briefly. Sodom visited E. Honda and challenged him to make E. Honda a member of Mad Gear. The match was fun and apparently E. Honda won.

E. Honda in a fighting stance

Street Fighter Zero 3

E. Honda wanted to find worthy opponents and show them the strength of sumo. In the hopes of finding stronger opponents, he began a journey. He fought Ryu in a fun match, and got to meet Sodom again. And he told Sakura (and maybe Juni found out from him, too) where to find Ryu.

He also teamed-up with Zangief to help take down Shadaloo.

He found some Dolls after Shadaloo went boom. He then took them in for a while because they couldn’t even remember their own names. E. Honda said they could leave if they wished once they regained their memories.

Street Fighter 2

E. Honda joined the Street Fighter 2 tournament when he heard that many in the world didn’t consider sumo wrestling to be a true sport. He now wanted to prove the power of sumo wrestling to the entire world.

Dunno if he did or not, but I imagine he made quite a good show and thus proved to most people at least that sumo wrestling was a respectable sport.

Street Fighter 4

He participated in SF4 for pretty much the same reasons as above.

E. Honda crouching

Where Is He Now

He’s still a sumo wrestler, as always, and training his students, of course.


Description

Honda, like most sumo wrestlers, is a very large hulking Japanese man. Sumo wrestlers are capable athletes that are not mere tubs of lard, but a well balanced mix of muscle and mass.

Unlike most sumo wresters he forgoes wearing the loin cloth. Instead, Honda wears a much larger cloth and paints his face to resemble the red rising sun of Japan. Other than that his hair is worn in the traditional sumo style.


Personality

Honda’s an all around good guy who gets along great with others. He enjoys relaxing in a hot bath after bouts.

E. Honda by REZCat

He desperately wants to prove to the rest of the world that sumo wrestling is a serious respectable sport. Honda won’t stop training or fighting worthy opponents until he proves his point.


Quotes

“In the world, sumo should be perceived as magnificent.”

“Don’t say things like that ! It makes you sound like a bad guy !”

“Hahhahha, a bath is exceptional after bouts. Let’s quickly apply the conclusion !”

“The closest people don’t grow to change. This is to be undoubtedly never from sumo wrestling’s distinguished magnificence. Thus the matter is for everyone to understand that it is to be my own occupation.”

“Such is my matter… I really want to have everyone’s feelings understood ! In the event that the world accepted the approval of sumo’s magnificence, I will promise to once again come back to this town.”


DC Universe History

Honda can basically be thrown in anywhere as is. There are few superheroes populating Japan and even fewer still authentic ones and even fewer sumo wrestlers.


Sharing

The links to follow us and/or subscribe to our monthly newsletter are at the bottom of this page.



Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

Tell me more about the game stats

Edmond Honda

Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Upholding the Good (of Sumo wrestling !)
Int: 04 Wil: 08 Min: 06 Occupation: Sumo wrestler !
Inf: 04 Aur: 08 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 08
Init: 019 HP: 040

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 05, Density Increase: 01, Jumping: 04, Superspeed: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works all powers.
  • Superspeed can only add to Initiative and be used as EV.

Skills:
Artist (Cooking): 04, Martial Artist: 07

Advantages:
HQ (Expansive, his bath house), Expertise (Hot springs), Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Local Hero (His dojo).

Connections:
Ryu (Low), Sakura Kusanago (Low), Sodom (High), Zangief (High).

Drawbacks:
SIA (proving that sumo wrestling is a respectable sport).


vs. SNK

Surprisingly Honda got toned down a bit for the Capcom versus SNK fantasy match. Reduce Jumping to 02 for that noncannon appearance.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Street Fighter.

Helper(s): Sean MacDonald (for his take), Darci.

Subscribe to our MINI-NEWSLETTER !

One bare-bones e-mail per month. Plain text. Short. To the point. Learn more.