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Context

Juli appears in Street Fighter beat ’em up video games.

She is one of the Twelve Dolls of Shadaloo. It may be better to read their group profile first for context if you do not know about them.

An amnesiac super soldier with a tragic past cast fit into many campaigns in many ways. Not only that, but her origin could easily be reset to a blank slate to suit the needs of the story.

Note — Juli and her colleague Juni shouldn’t be confused with Juri (with an R), another Street Fighter character.

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Background

  • Real Name: Juli.
  • Other Aliases: The Assassin Doll of Cold Heartedness.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Formerly Shadaloo.
  • Base Of Operations: Thailand, but often mobile.
  • Height: 5’5″ (1.65m). Weight: 108 lbs. (49 Kg.).
  • Eyes: Brown. Hair: Light brown.

Julia, Julia, wherefore art thou, Julia ?

In the Street Fighter Alpha 3 storyline Thunder Hawk is searching for a missing member of his tribe. When he stumbles on Juli he recognizes her as Julia, the kidnapped girl from his tribe.

That’s all well and good until you dig a bit deeper and read the bios. Juli is originally from Germany. Even her name is German for July, since the Dolls are all named after the months of the year.

It’s likely that Capcom intended to include more of the Dolls as playable characters. But either they ran out of time or decided that 12 Cammy ripoffs was redundant. Or found Noemblu’s tomahawks difficult to animate – or whatever.

Regardless of the reason Noemblu was obviously intended to be from T-Hawk’s tribe. Her bio lists her as a “Latin American woman” and she wears a Native American headdress – and carries two freakin’ tomahawks for crying out loud.

BUT Capcom stuck to their guns. Even in his appearance in SF4 T-Hawk is still searching for Juli. So yup she’s totally part of his tribe.

The well-regarded-by-the-fans UDON comics made up a nice side step for this. It’s a non-canon tertiary source, but it’s a useful approach.

Juli (Vega's Dolls) (Street Fighters)

Powers and Abilities

Juli like all the other Dolls has been kidnapped and brainwashed into serving M. Bison.

In all likelihood she’s the most powerful Doll after:

  1. Cammy, who’s a direct clone of Bison.
  2. And after her Juni who’s been more thoroughly brainwashed. And thus gets more experience in the field because she’s likely more loyal.

Juli has been thoroughly trained in assassination. She is highly mobile and has amazing martial arts and acrobatic skills.

History

Juli’s father was a German doctor. He went on a humanitarian aid mission to Mexico and helped out the Thunderfoot Tribe.

While there he fell in love with a local. The two got married and had a daughter together that they named Julia.

(The part above is the aforementioned UDON “continuity patch”. It isn’t considered Capcom canon.)

When she was 16, Juli was kidnapped by Shadaloo. She was brainwashed and received DNA from Cammy, who was herself a clone of Bison. That meant that:

  1. She was imbued by Bison’s Psycho Power.
  2. She now was a possible backup body for Bison.

In the meantime, she was trained with the rest of the Dolls in using her abilities in service of Shadaloo.

Street Fighter 4 OVA

(Yup, it’s an anime. But it’s also still canon as Capcom officially released it to drum up some buzz for SF4’s console release).

Juri was dispatched to a secret Shadaloo base to return the Dolls to S.I.N., Shadaloo’s weapons development arm. Juli and Juni were the final two to be knocked out by Juri in the ensuing battle and loaded into a cargo plane.

11 of the Dolls including Juli were taken back to S.I.N.. The missing one was Juni, lost thanks to Cammy’s interference.

Juli (Vega's Dolls) (Street Fighters) aiming a rocket launcher

Street Fighter 4

Juli appeared in T. Hawk’s ending, after Rose told him where to find her.

He tracked her down to a remote cabin in the wilderness. Julia had been in a catatonic state and was being cared for by an elderly couple. She merely stared out the window as it rained, and the imagery seemed to make it symbolic of her crying.

Either this ending was not canon, or she was recaptured by Shadaloo because…

Street Fighter 5 A Shadow Falls

Juli and the other Dolls were recalibrated by F.A.N.G. as weapons for Shadaloo.

During the final battle she was deployed to combat the Street Fighters that invaded the Shadaloo base. Juli wound up squaring off one on one against Cammy and was summarily defeated.

Vega then stepped in and defeated Cammy. But before he could kill her, Juri once again stepped in and thwarted him.

Juli was later seen at a party thrown by Delta Red, along with several Dolls. And a big cake to welcome Cammy back after a successful mission.

It thus seems likely that Juli and the other Dolls have joined Delta Red. Probably under Cammy’s supervision, as she herself went through the same trauma and would be the ideal person to help them adjust to a more balanced life between missions and the rest of the real world.

Juli and Juni (Vega's Dolls) (Street Fighters)

Description

Juli is a pale-skinned teenage German girl around the age of 16. She has the body of a gymnast.

Her hair is bound into a bun and she has chin length bangs.

She wears the typical Shadaloo Special Forces uniform – skintight black body suit with stripes and a black McDonald’s type cap. Plus matching forearm guards and boots.

The uniform also has a funky yellow baby necktie.

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Personality

She hasn’t really had enough screen time to demonstrate much in the way of a personality.

In SFA3, she and supposedly the rest of the Dolls were slaves who talked and acted like robots. See quotes section.

When the Dolls returned in SF5 they actually did manifest their own unique personalities. But Juli was rarely seen outside combat and didn’t interact with anyone else in any social situations.

She was officially stated to be the most rational and level-headed of the Dolls though. So there’s that.

Quotes

“Target confirmed.”

“Exterminating subject…”

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Juli

Dex: 09 Str: 03 Bod: 03
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03
Init: 020 HP: 050

Powers:

Adrenaline Surge: 02, Detect (martial artists): 09, Energy Being: 02, Jumping: 05, Recall: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Jumping.
  • Energy Being can only be used in a limited fashion to add damage to certain Martial Arts attacks.
  • Detect has a Range of but 0 APs.
  • Detect has the Discerning bonus. Basically she can’t detect martial artists when they’re far away, but she can analyze and record their data if she’s within 0 APs.

Skills:

Acrobatics: 08, Martial Artist: 08, Military Science: 04, Thief (Stealth): 05

Advantages:

Languages (German, Thai), Lightning Reflexes, Schtick (Fighting Array with Juni).

Connections:

Thunder Hawk (High), Cammy (High).

Drawbacks:

None demonstrated.

Motivation:

Unrevealed.

Occupation:

Might now be a Delta Red operative.

Wealth:

Might now be 002.

Equipment:

Radio [BODY 03, Radio communications (encrypted): 10, R#03].


Design notes

Skills are somewhat speculative.

It’s unknown whether she still has Detect, Recall, and Fighting Array and the bonuses that went with it as those were things that aided her in Shadaloo missions.


Dynamic duo !

In addition to receiving the benefits of fighting array Juli gains the following abilities when she is within 0 APs of her partner Juni (and quite possibly any of the other 10 dolls):

  1. Acrobatics is increased to 10.
  2. Adrenaline Surge is upped to 06 and now works with Martial Artist as well.

Previous stats

As a Shadaloo agent:

Drawbacks:

Age (Young), Exile (Involuntary), Fatal Vulnerability (Bison’s death), SIA (serving Bison), SPI (brainwashed), Socially Inept.

Motivation:

Upholding Bison.

Occupation:

Elite Shadaloo soldier.

Wealth:

000, though they are issued equipment as necessary.

Writeups.org writer avatar Tom Eilers

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Street Fighter Alpha 3.

Helper(s): GameFAQs.com  (for everything that you ever wanted to know about the Street Fighter universe and more !), Sébastien Andrivet, Darci.