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Context

These characters are from the Street Fighter brawling video games universes. They are a brainwashed-into-robotic-behaviour team of assassins.

They occupy an interesting niche since they are semi-faceless thugs. Yet they have the means to credibly engage the superhuman fighters in the setting. Especially if they gang up.

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Powers and Abilities

All of the Dolls are teenage girls around the age of 16 from all over the world. They were kidnapped, brainwashed, and trained as assassins to serve M. Bison.

They’re all cinematicallyThe level of power and (un)realism found in a spectacular action movie. competent individually, and they’re really deadly as a team.

The Dolls were infused with Cammy’s DNA, who is herself a clone of Bison. Therefore, all Dolls have at least the potential to wield the Psycho Power, and super-martial-arts abilities.

12 dolls of Shadaloo saluting (Street Fighter comics)

History

This section outlines their shared history, but three ex-Dolls have more detailled biographical info:

Shadaloo kidnapped the dolls, infused them with Cammy’s DNA, then trained them to use these newfound gifts. Dolls were frequently sent on covert and wetwork assignments.

To ensure absolute loyalty their memories were wiped out. Then they were brainwashed with the Psycho Drive.

(In the following sections Tom focuses on the game themselves, but the UDON comics (particularly the 2003 Street Fighter run) have minor additional material. And before you ask, yes they’re comics and not women’s underwear catalogues — Ed.).

Street Fighter Alpha 3

Juli and Juni were tasked with finding and eliminating Cammy. But when they found her, they were shocked to discover that she had broken free of Bison’s mental conditioning. She was now acting of her own free will.

The Dolls were unable to complete their mission. When they reported back to Bison, he considered that witnessing Cammy’s behavior and questioning his motives would likely trigger a domino effect for the rest of the Dolls. From there, he decided that they had outlived their usefulness.

Bison ferociously attacked them. This triggered a sort of self-preservation instinct in them, but they were no match for his might. He started killing them one by one.

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Psycho Drive

Cammy then interrupted the fight. She was able to rally the rest of the Dolls around her and force Bison to retreat. Since she was a clone of Bison she was able to access his Psycho Drive and use it to restore the other Dolls.

However, while she was doing so Bison was defeated by other Street Fighters. The base’s self destruct mechanism was activated.

Cammy and rest of the Dolls survived the explosion. But as a side effect of the Psycho Drive restoration being incomplete, all of their memories were once again wiped.

Street Fighter 4 OVA

The Dolls were either hiding out or being hidden in secret Shadaloo base in the mountains.

Juri (no relation with either Juni or Juli) was tasked with retrieving them for S.I.N. – and she did so with extreme prejudice. She managed to knock out all 12 of them and load into stasis pods and escape on a cargo plane.

She would’ve made a clean getaway too, but Cammy managed to board the plane. During the fight, Juri pushed Juni into Cammy and off the plane. Both survived due to some heavy snow breaking their fall.

Origin

Except for Juni the Dolls continue to act as Shadaloo opperatives and serve at Bison’s behest. They curiously also start to exhibit their own unique personalities.

They are all eventually freed by a whole host of other Street Fighters led by Karin Kanzaki. These infiltrate and destroy Shadaloo’s main base, slay Bison and break the device controlling the Dolls.

After that, the Dolls presumably join Cammy and become Deltra Red agents in training.

Description

They all wear Shadaloo elite forces uniforms. That’s a striped skintight body suit with red arm guards and black boots. Plus McDonald’s type caps and a funky baby necktie.

(These presumably qualify as small flight caps, not unlike the ones work by some late 1940s flight attendant ladies — Ed.).

In their later appearance — in SF5 — they started manifesting different personalities and also modifying their uniforms.

Personality

Originally, they were brainwashed slaves who talked and acted like robots.

But when they appear in SF5 they actually started manifesting unique and different personalities.

12 dolls of Shadoloo (Street Fighters Vega agents) training flashback

Individual notes

The stock game stats for a generic Doll are discussed after this section.

Enero

She’s the doll of January and hails from Spain.

She’s the team’s communication expert and leader. She has pink puffy curly hair. Once individualised, her outfit evokes a cheerleader look as it has a bare midriff and a short skirt.

Her distinguishing equipment is a microphone and megaphone. She uses these to call out orders to the rest of the team while in the field as well as for offensive purposes. She’s also said to have enhanced vocal cords that can replicate the voices of others and she uses this to confuse her enemies.

She seems to have some sort of rivalry with Karin.

Enero is stated to be a very calm person until you anger her at which point, she becomes fearsome.

Stats

Mental Attributes upped to 05 and Mystical Attributes upped to 04, Artist (Actor): 06 (limited to imitating the voices of others), Charisma: 05, Gift of Gab, Military Science: 05, Leadership, Language (Spanish), MID (Karin Kanzuki), Microphone and speaker [BODY 03, Super Ventriloquism: 04 Vertigo: 04, R#03], Radio [BODY 04, Radio communications (encrypted): 12, R#02].

Other possible ideas: Gliding: 01, Jumping: 06, Schtick (Stance Assessment).

Dolls of Shadaloo - Street Fighter 5 - Enero

Février

She’s the doll of February and is from France.

She is the only known character to bring guns to a street fight. Her profile suggests that she loves to fight on the front lines but isn’t good in close combat, so she uses guns to compensate.

She’s said to be fearless and only afraid of Enero when she’s angry. Personality wise she’s said to be an angry, angsty individual without manners who would much rather trade bullets and insults rather than words.

Her short hair is a different color in every appearance suggesting that she dyes it. Her uniform isn’t modified apart from her adding a bunch of guns and grenades.

Her bullets also do more damage as they are infused with Psycho Power.

Stats

BODY 04, Adrenaline Surge: 05, Gadgetry: 03 (limited to firearms), Martial Artist: 05, Weaponry (firearms, missile): 08, Connoisseur, Iron Nerves, Language (French), Schtick (paired firearms), MIF (Enero when she’s angry), Serious Rage, Socially Inept.

  • Machine Pistol (x2) [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 06, Ammo: 06, R#03, Advantage : Autofire].
  • Desert Eagle (x2) [BODY 05, Projectile weapon: 05, Ammo: 14, Advantage: Edge (Projectile weapons)].
  • Smoke Grenade (x4) [BODY 01, Fog: 06, R#03, Grenade drawback].

Other possible ideas:

  • Vehicles (land): 03, Weaponry (melee): 08.
  • Mace [BODY 04, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 07), Descriptor: Bludgeon].
  • Sniper Rifle [BODY 01, Projectile weapon: 06, Range: 08, Telescopic vision: 04, Ammo: 06, R#02. Limitation: Projectile weapon has No Range – use the Range given next instead].
  • Combat Car [STR 05 BODY 07, Running: 06, R#02] with a Repeater Shotgun [BODY 04, Shotgun blast (Range: 03): 06, Ammo: 07, R#03, Recommended STR: 02, Drawback: Very Long Reload] kept handy inside.

Dolls of Shadaloo - Street Fighter 5 - Fevrier

März

She is from Germany (which makes her the third Doll to be taken from there) and her name also corresponds to March in German.

Her trademark is a laptop with the Shadaloo logo on the back and a wire connecting her PC to her right glove as well as a headset. She is the team’s information expert.

She has bluish purplish short hair with straight twin bangs. She’s conservatively dressed as she’s got a vest over her uniform, a backpack and several patches with a lightning bolt on them.

Her function is as an undercover operative.

Yet her personality profile states that she’s extremely shy. She speaks only when it’s absolutely necessary and only the bare minimum. März doesn’t like having long conversations as she has difficulty getting her opinion across. It’s likely that she’s modeled as the stereotypical otaku who’s great with computers but has poor social skills.

Therefore, “undercover” likely means she’s able to infiltrate secure places then use her IT intrusion skills.

Stats

Artist (actress): 03 (only to blend in), Scientist (computers, research): 07, Thief: 06, Socially Inept Drawback, Advanced laptop computer [BODY 06 INT 02, Miniaturization: 08, Recall: 16, Internet access, R#3 Access encrypted by 9 APs of Security Systems]. Her computer is also thoroughly reinforced and as such can be used as a melee weapon, EV: 02.

Other possible ideas:

  • Gadgets of course! Gadgetry: 06, Vehicles (land): 06, Weaponry (exotic): 06, Genius.
  • Bionic Arm: BODY: 07 STR: 05, EV: 05, Skin Armor: 01, R#03. The arm is detachable and can be fired as a projectile, but has no means of returning to her, so she needs to retrieve it.
  • Bionic Roller Skates: BODY: 05 STR: 04, Running: 05, Swimming: 05, R#03.
  • Glasses [BODY 02, Telescopic Vision: 06, R#03].

Dolls of Shadaloo - Street Fighter 5 - Marz

Aprile

The Italian and the doll of, uhm April.

She carries around a white first aid kit as well as having a similar backpack. Her gloves also had the Red Cross symbol on them.

She also has a brother named Maggia (no relation) looking for her who begged Rose to help him find his missing sister. Maggia is currently one of Rose’s apprentices along with Menat. So it’s possible that after she was freed, Aprile might have gone to stay with them and undergone some of Rose’s mystical training.

She’s stated to be a former gymnast with medical training. She fulfills the role of big sister to the rest of the Dolls and is said to have solid leadership skills. That said she can be somewhat overprotective acting as an older sibling and the team’s medic.

She has reddish pink hair. Her new modified uniform is actually a form fitting short dress that shows off a bit of cleavage and a bow tie. She wears white tights underneath it. She also carries a few boxes of what look like medical supplies in various pouches, but she swapped the Red Cross symbol for a red heart.

Stats

Acrobatics: 09, Medicine: 06, Language (Italian), and any sort of medical supplies she would reasonably have in the field.

Min: 05, Spi: 04, Poison Syringe: Body: 04, Poison Touch: 06, Ammo: 06, R#03

Other possible ideas: Gliding: 02, Schtick (Stance Assessment), and of course give the Poison Syringe normal range.

Dolls of Shadaloo - Street Fighter 5 - Aprile

Satsuki

From Japan. Her name (サツキ) is an archaic way to say May in Japanese — back when Japan actually had original names for months rather than literally saying first month, second month, etc..

She carries a katana strapped to her back. And three kunai strapped to each leg.

She has shoulder length black hair. Her modified uniform is sleeveless, and she wears a mask that covers the lower half of her face.

She’s a stereotypical samurai with no sense of humor or chill. Satsuki is said to be extremely honorable and never forgets to repay a debt. How she reconciles this while working with a deplorable organization such as Shadaloo is unknown.

Stats

Weaponry (melee, missile): 08, Language (Japanese), Badass katana [BODY 07, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 09), Sharpness (EV): 01, Descriptor: Slashing, Piercing].

Kunai (x6) [BODY 03, EV 02, Range: 02, Grenade drawback, Dart bonus]

Other possible ideas: Gliding: 03, Schtick (Flashing Blades, Quick Draw).

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Shadaloo era.

Dolls of Shadaloo - Street Fighter 5 - Satsuki

Post-Shadaloo era.

Santamu

Santamu is the doll of August. She was originally slated to be from Việt Nam, as her name would be August in Vietnamese, but was later retconned into being Ethiopian.

(No-Prize HypothesisA made-up explanation to plug a plot hole, perhaps she’s of mixed ancestry just as Udon Comics suggested to reconcile Juli’s confusing origin.)

(FWIW “August” in Vietnamese is “Tháng Tám”. But a *Japanese* pronunciation of those words is about “tsantahm”, plus the usual silent “u” at the end. Hence “Santamu”. IIRC “Tháng Tám” just means “Eighth month” — Ed.).

She certainly does look a lot more African as she has ebony skin and voluminous African hair. In her first appearance she had anklets similar to Elena’s, the only other African character.

In her new costume she’s wearing a thong leotard with nylons underneath, a patch around her thigh and a golden tooth necklace and a satchel.

Curiously she’s the only SF character to use a spear. She’s pretty deadly with it as she wields it with blinding speed and capitalizes on the reach.

She also has a pet golden lion tamarin monkey named Kiki as a pet as well as some sort of tropical bird.

She’s supposedly a ferocious animalistic fighter, but also takes great care not to harm her opponents too much when fighting. Outside the ring she’s a happy-go-lucky person who doesn’t sweat the details.

Stats

Str and Bod: 04, Animal Handling (animal training): 06, Evasion (Must be wielding a spear): 08, Martial Artist: 06, Weaponry (melee, missile): 08, Language (unspecified African language and/or Vietnamese), Spear [BODY 02, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Bludgeoning, Piercing, R#3, Limitation: Bludgeoning has Limited penetration].

Kiki (Golden lion tamarin monkey)

Dex: 03 Str: 01 Bod: 02
Int: 01 Wil: 01 Min: 02
Inf: 01 Aur: 01 Spi: 02
Init: 005 HP: 000

Powers: Extra Limb (x1): 01, Shrinking: 01.
Skills: Acrobatics: 04.
Bonuses and Limitations: Shrinking is always on and already factored in.
Equipment: Kiki has their own miniature Shadaloo hat (which might meant Kiki’s a girl monkey).

Bird

Dex: 03 Str: 00 Bod: 01
Int: 00 Wil: 01 Min: 01
Inf: 01 Aur: 00 Spi: 02
Init: 004 HP: 000

Powers: Claws: 01, Flight (Winged): 05, Shrinking: 06, Telescopic Vision: 02.
Bonuses and Limitations: Shrinking is Always On and already factored in.

Other possible ideas: Give her spear Gliding: 02 with the limitation of only extending the throwing range and it being able to return to her like a boomerang. Also give it Stretching: 03 (no fine manipulation) and Schtick (Telescoping Feint).

12 dolls of Shadoloo (Street Fighters Vega agents) - santamu and noemblu

Santamu and Noemblu (Shadaloo era).

Dolls of Shadaloo - Street Fighter 5 - Santamu

Xiayu

Xiayu is from China and is the doll of September.

(So 九月, with “xiayu” sounding like a Japanese pronunciation to me, a non-expert — Ed.).

She has a blue sash around her waist and uses a pair of nunchucks. She’s said to wield her weapon with tenacity, and she isn’t afraid to use dirty tricks or sneak attacks.

In her SF5 appearance her hair appears to be pointier. She’s also taken to wear Chinese opera make-up to scare her opponents. Plus a qipao -like black dress tied with a yellow sash – with black leggings underneath and black slippers.

She’s gotten very little screen time, but it is known that she likes spicy food (particularly meat buns) and kung fu movies. Jianyu (below) is her twin sister.

Stats

Martial Artist: 06, Weaponry (melee): 08, Thief (stealth): 06, Schtick (Blindside Adept), Creepy Appearance (in make-up only), Nunchaku (skilled use) [BODY 03, Enhance (EV): 01 (cap is 06), Enhance (Wrestling/Grappling EV): 01 (cap is 05), Enhanced Initiative: 02, Descriptor: Blunt].

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Xiayu and Jianyu (Shadaloo era).

Dolls of Shadaloo - Street Fighter 5 - Xiaju

Jianyu

Jianyu (presumably 十月) looks like a young Chun Li except that her hair bulbs are smaller, and they have braids hanging out of them. She wields a quarterstaff.

In SF5 she has taken to wearing a dark blue sleeveless qipao minidress with yellow trim. Plus a matching yellow sash over dark blue stockings and black slippers.

Like her twin sister she has had extremely limited appearances. Not much is known about her personality other than she is lazy, self-centered, moody. She typically doesn’t do her share of the work or follow instructions well.

That said she is a capable fighter when she decides to get up off her ass. She also adores her sister. And shares her love for spicy food despite the fact that she has an easily upset stomach.

Stats

Min: 03, Spi: 02, Martial Artist: 06, MIA (spicy food), Attack Vulnerability (-1 RV spicy food), Weaponry (melee): 08, Staff [BODY 02, Enhance (EV): 01 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Bludgeoning].

Other possible ideas: Air Control: 02, Dispersal: 02 (only to avoid attacks), Energy Blast: 04 (diminishing and requires staff as a conduit), Enhanced Initiative: 03, Martial Artist: 06, Weaponry (melee): 08, Schtick (Stance Assessment).

Dolls of Shadaloo - Street Fighter 5 - Jianyu

Noemblu

Noemblu is a Latin American woman, dressed in Native American fashions.

She was originally supposed to be the girl that T. Hawk was searching for. But it looks like Capcom goofed and gave that role to Juli. She’s had very little screen time, so further details about her are highly speculative.

She may or may not be from Hawk’s tribe. Noemblu doesn’t appear to be a very high priority for him like Juli is. So either she isn’t from his tribe or she’s from a distant branch of it and his main priority is Juli.

Udon Comics had more ideas. Her name was originally Little Eagle and she had been sought after by the entire Thunderfoot Tribe, not just Hawk, after she was kidnapped. When they are finally freed from mind control both her and Juli return to their tribe’s village to help them rebuild.

Regardless of all that conjecture she wore a Native-American-style headdress in her first appearance. Later she still wears the standard uniform, but with a Native American headband. Her alternative outfit places a poncho over it.

She always carries her favorite twin tomahawks that she likes to throw, but the weapons have cords attached to them for presumable easy retrieval.

She also bears a strong resemblance to Julia and Michelle Chang from Tekken fighting video games.

Personality wise she’s stated to be extremely calm. Noemblu doesn’t speak much even to the other Dolls preferring to work in silence. She has a very sensitive sense of smell.

Stats

Body: 04, Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 02 (innate), Martial Artist: 06, Military Science (tracking): 06, Weaponry (melee, missile): 08, Language (Spanish, unspecified Native American language), Survival: 04, Schtick (paired tomahawks), Tomahawks (x2) [BODY 03, Enhance (EV): 01 (cap is 04), Descriptor: Slashing].

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Decapre

Decapre will have her own entry, but an image of her needs to be stored here due to reasons.

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All stats –individual and baseline — are speculative. They’re largely derived from similar Street Fighter characters.

Baseline Doll

Dex: 09 Str: 03 Bod: 03
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03
Init: 026 HP: 050

Powers:

Adrenaline Surge: 02, Jumping: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

Adrenaline Surge only works with Jumping.

Skills:

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

Advantages:

Languages (Thai), Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:

Cammy (high), Other Dolls (high).

Drawbacks:

MPI and Socially Inept are possibilities.

Motivation:

Unwanted Power.

Occupation:

Delta Red agent (in training).

Wealth:

002.

Equipment:

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


Previous stats

The Shadaloo-controlled Dolls didn’t have Wealth APs per se. They were essentially robot slaves and they get whatever they need for a mission and nothing more. Other changes:

Connections:

Shadaloo (Low), Bison’s 12 Dolls (High).

Drawbacks:

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

Motivation:

Upholding Bison.

Occupation:

Elite Shadaloo soldier.


On the twelfth Doll of Christmas, Lord Bison gave to me

Both Juli and Juni fight a lot better as a team so it seems likely that the other Dolls would as well.

This actually goes a step beyond having the Fighting Array Schtick. Since they seem to gain new powers when they’re in close proximity of one another.

The most likely upgrades would give them Regeneration: 02, up Acrobatics to 10, and have Adrenaline Surge jumps (no pun intended) to 05 and working with Martial Artist as well.

Apprentice Dolls

It wouldn’t be an evil organization without tons of flunkies.

Bison of course has a bunch of rank and files soldiers and other specialists to keep his operation going. Bbut he’s also got a ton of other Dolls in training – presumably to fill the ranks should others perish. It is said that the elite can eventually gain distinction and promotion.

All Dolls are young women, higher-ranked and stronger than the normal soldiers. Each has a codename for a flower in the language of the country they were taken from such as Lowenzahn (“dandelion” in German).


Low-ranking apprentice Doll

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02
Init: 009 HP: 005

Powers:

Jumping: 02

Skills:

Acrobatics: 03, Martial Artist: 03, Military Science: 01, Thief (Stealth): 03, Weaponry (melee, missile): 03, Vehicles (land): 02

Advantages:

Languages (Thai and likely one other)

Connections:

Shadaloo (Powerful, Low)

Drawbacks:

Unluck

Equipment:

  • Night-Vision Goggles [BODY 01, Ultra-vision: 03, Limitation: Ultra-vision is Night Vision only R#03].
  • Psycho Power Amplification Device [BODY: 01, Power Reserve: 01 to a preordained stat likely to have something to do with their assignment (quite likely Martial Artist), R#03].

Other possible ideas:

Energy Blast 02, Poison Touch: 02 (with no range).

Duties:

Deep cover operations, base security, as the Four Kings order them.


Mid-ranking apprentice Doll

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 03
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03
Init: 010 HP: 005

Powers:

Jumping: 03, Ultra Vision: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

Ultra Vision is a skilled power and night vision only.

Skills:

Acrobatics: 04, Charisma (Intimidation): 03, Martial Artist: 04, Military Science: 02, Thief (Stealth): 04, Weaponry (firearms, melee, missile): 04, Vehicles (land): 02

Advantages:

Languages (Thai and likely one other)

Connections:

Shadaloo (Powerful, Low)

Drawbacks:

None

Equipment:

Chest Rig and Psycho Armor [BODY 04, Conditional Soaking (Slashing), Blunting: 02, Damage capacity: 03, Enhance (Cold RV): 02 (cap is 05), Enhance (Slashing, Bludgeoning and Piercing RV): 02 (cap is 07), Bonuses & Limitations: Damage Capacity has the Instant Recovery Bonus].

Other possible ideas:

Dispersal: 01 (only to avoid attacks), Jumping: 05

Duties:

Melee combat, base security, sabotage, as the Four Kings order them.


High-ranking apprentice Doll

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 03
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03
Init: 012 HP: 005

Powers:

Jumping: 04, Ultra Vision: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

Ultra Vision is a skilled power and night vision only.

Skills:

Acrobatics: 04, Martial Artist: 04, Military Science: 02, Thief (Stealth): 04, Weaponry (melee, missile): 04, Vehicles (land): 02

Advantages:

Languages (Thai and likely one other).

Connections:

Shadaloo (Powerful, Low).

Drawbacks:

None.

Equipment:

Chest Rig and Psycho Armor [BODY 04, Blunting: 02, Damage capacity: 03, Enhance (Cold RV): 02 (cap is 06), Enhance (Piercing, Slashing, Bludgeoning RV): 02 (cap is 06), Bonuses & Limitations: Damage Capacity has the Full Recovery Bonus].

Other possible ideas:

Power Reserve: 02 (may only be used with Str and Martial Arts and needs to be charged up by sacrificing one automatic action per AP per round and can only be used once before it needs to be recharged), Running: 04

Duties:

Melee combat, sabotage, training of the lower rank Dolls, taking leadership in battlefields, as the Four Kings order them.

Writeups.org writer avatar Tom Eilers

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Street Fighter video games.

Helper(s): GameFAQs.com  (for everything that you ever wanted to know about the Street Fighter universe and more!), Sébastien Andrivet, Kal el Vigilante, Chris Cottingham, Darci. The SF5 pictures are from the SF wiki and were originally assumed to be official art, until I realised that a wiki contributor did some quick background removal.