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Zangief is a playable character in the fighting video game, M.U.G.E.N Trilogy. He was confirmed along with many other characters who appear in the Marvel vs. Capcom series on April 13, 2015. In the MvC2 style, Zangief is voiced by Wataru Takagi, while Kenta Miyake (Japanese) and Peter Beckman (English) provide the role for him in the MvC3 style.


As the greatest professional wrestler in the Soviet Union, Zangief was contacted by a man referred to as Erai Hito (Great Man, who also clearly resembles former Soviet leader and President, Mikhail Gorbachev) to represent his country in the second World Warrior tournament.

Zangief agreed and began training in the extreme climates of Siberia. He built his strength by wrestling polar bears, gaining many fearsome scars in the process, concocting his trademark Spinning Piledriver after being picked up by a cyclone while performing a piledriver on a bear. With the assistance of his government, Zangief emerged from his training as "The Red Cyclone", determined to demonstrate Russia's magnificent power to all of the world.

A patriot through and through, Zangief opposed the activities of Shadaloo. During the course of his battles, Zangief would come to meet one of his biggest fans, the Japanese pro wrestler Rainbow Mika, co-operate with the Sumo wrestler Edmond Honda to destroy M. Bison's Psycho Drive, co-operate with X-Man Colossus against Omega Red, and dance with his Gorbachev - like benefactor after winning the World Warrior tournament; in later editions in the Street Fighter II series, Zangief calls him "Mr. Ex-President", yet Zangief is listed as being from the USSR, making it unclear as to whether these events take place before or after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Most of the above events are considered non-canon, as they contradict the versions of events pertaining to central characters such as Ryu and Charlie Nash Cruis.

How to Unlock

Scan Zangief's AR Icon from the M.U.G.E.N Trilogy website.