First Appearance: Super Street Fighter 2 (1991)
Random Fact: Ken and Guile are relatives.
Wearing his nationality with pride, Guile was introduced in Street Fighter 2 to appeal to Americans. His stoic personality, chiseled jawline, and massive flattop haircut were a huge departure from other character designs in the series at the time. Of course, he likes coffee, John Wayne movies, and automobiles. It didn’t take long for him to earn a huge population of fans.
Guile is regarded as one of the most respected characters in Street Fighter, most notable for his iconic Flash Kick and Sonic Boom abilities that are as recognizable as they are effective at stopping enemies dead in their tracks.
Guile has not made an impact in the competitive scene for years, but makes a fierce return in the new season of Street Fighter V. Expect to see several top players bust out Sonic Booms in the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational, including NuckleDu, Ryan Hart, and even the prolific Daigo.