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Menat is one of the new bloods introduced in Street Fighter 5 (2016).

She hasn’t been all that developed in all honesty. But she does represent a more modern take on an Egyptian mystical fighter.

On the other hand, similar fighting game characters do not have a good track record with being supported long-term by the publishers.

This profile might be better read after the Rose character profile, for context.



  • Real Name: Menat.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Palazzo Mistero.
  • Base of Operations: Genoa, Italy – but often mobile.
  • Height: 5’4″ (1.62m). Weight: 121 lbs. (55Kg.).
  • Eyes: Blue-green. Hair: Violet.

Powers & Abilities

Menat is an apprentice fortune teller. She can predict the future to a small extent.

She’s also being trained in the mystic fighting art of Soul Power by Rose, which includes energy manipulation.

Though she’s not as powerful as her maestra d’armi, she seems to be a bit more creative and accurate with Soul Power energies. She can use those to set traps that lay dormant and wait for an opportunity.

Her moves and poses imply that she’s a proficient, flexible dancer.

Round one, fight

She’s mostly a trap and zoning character.

She’ll be difficult to use for newcomers, but when played by a skilled player she’s extremely annoying to fight against. Menat can use her energy attacks to play keep away as well as set up combos once an opponent falls into her trap.

Menat flights alongside a flying crystal ball. It kind of floats around her and does her bidding, so there might be something psychic to it.

She uses her ball to focus her mystic powers – especially her blast attacks. It’s possible that it’s actually the crystal ball rather than Menat that has magical abilities, but that seems unlikely.

Menat - Street Fighter - tarot card rose

No, I don’t know about the “XXX” either. Though the lion suggests XI.


Along with Maggio, Menat lives at Rose’s Palazzo Mistero. Both are training as apprentice fortune tellers as well as in the ways of Soul Power.

It seems likely that Menat is the star student of Rose. Since she’s the only other playable character from that organization.

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Menat first appeared to Ed in a vision. She stated that he would be haunted by a great evil, but that another would come along to help him.

Her prediction would come true. Ed had been prepared as a back up body for Bison should he get killed again, which he did. But that time Bison was too weak to possess a body and recreate himself. He could only haunt Ed.

Menat later met up with Oro to share some of her misgivings about the future. But he was already aware. Either because he too sensed them, or because Rose had told him.

Menat - Street Fighter - asian landscape mountain full moon

المساعي الصوفية

She was next seen sparring with Rose. The two of them then embarked on yet another quest to destroy evil that Rose had prophesized.

Their search led them to a fighter named G, who had proclaimed himself President of the World (!). Rose let her student have the first crack at taking him down. But G humiliated Menat, and Rose was forced to step in to take him down.

After these events Rose hinted that G was at the center of a great darkness to come. G angrily retorted that he knew this all too well. But these new characters never had sufficient exposure for this storyline to be developed.

The battle exhausted Rose, so Menat took her home and drew her a bath so that she could relax.

What’s new Shadaloo?

Menat was present at the final battle with Shadaloo. Even though she wasn’t on the team of heroes that Karin Kanzuki had assembled to take down Bison.

Perhaps her fortune telling powers led her there to that climactic moment.

She wound up fighting Aprile, her classmate Maggio’s long lost brainwashed sister, and some other low ranked Shadaloo soldiers.

She defeated them. Then presumably took Aprile back for a tearful reunion with her brother.


Menat is a slim Middle-Eastern Egyptian woman with green eyes and purple hair cut in a bob style.

She usually wears lipstick and eye liner that color-coordinate with whatever outfit she’s wearing.

All of her outfits have an Ancient Egyptian motif. Her main one is a short-sleeved leotard with gold and purple accents, plus:

  • A sash that goes up both shoulders.
  • A loose belt around her waist.
  • A gold necklace and tiara.

Her alternate costumes are pretty revealing. One of them is basically mummy wrapped bandages, and the other is a revealing sleeveless dress with a purple hood.

Menat - Street Fighter - egyptian character


Not much to go on as her appearances are limited.

Generally speaking, she comes off as serious and polite, but can appear to be air-headed at times. At other times she can be childish, bubbly, and energetic.

She isn’t always professional as she tends to get annoyed by evil doers.

She also seems to greatly enjoy travel and collects souvenirs from everywhere she’s been. Menat likely has some sort of travel journal and/or blog.


“Have you considered your destiny ? Do you believe in fate ?”

Menat - Street Fighter - glowing magic ball

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Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 05
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 05
Init: 018 HP: 040


Adrenaline Surge: 04, Awareness (ML)*: 06, Jumping: 02, Precognition*: 06, Reflection/Deflection: 03, Spirit Blast: 05, Telepathy*: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Jumping and Spirit Blast.
  • Spirit Blast and Reflection/Deflection require her crystal ball — or a piece of cloth — for her to channel energy through.
  • Precognition requires use of tarot cards and has +10 time bonus.
  • Spirit Blast is Diminishing, but has the following Bonuses – Scattershot, Indirect Attack, and Charging.


Artist (Dancer): 04, Martial Artist: 05, Occultist (all but Mentor and Create artifact): 04, Weaponry (Exotic): 07


Connoisseur, HQ (expansive, mansion), Languages (Masri Arabic, Italian).


Rose (High), Maggio (High), Palazzo Mistero (High).


Enemy (Powerful, M. Bison), CIA (stopping Bison), MPI (sometimes spaces out in a trance and forgets things).


Seeking Justice.


Fortune teller apprentice.




Crystal Ball [BODY 07 EV 04, Air Walking: 02].

Writeups.org writer avatar Tom Eilers

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Street Fighter 5.

Writeup completed on the 14th of October, 2021.