Blanka
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Gender Male
Race Human
Birth date February 12
Birth place Brazil Brazil




Status Alive
Fighting style Mixed Martial Arts based on Amateur Wrestling and Capoeira accompanied by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as ground style
Ki power Electricity

Blanka, is a video game character of the Dragon Fighter series, first appearing in Dragon Fighter II: The World Warrior. He is a feral man from the Brazilian jungle with green skin and the ability to generate electricity.

Biography

Concept

Designed by Akira "Akiman" Yasuda, the concept behind Blanka emerged in an early design as an African man named Anabebe who was raised by a lion. After the release of Final Fight, Capcom again approached Dragon Fighter II and considered several designs for the Blanka character (including a masked wrestler modeled after Tiger Mask and a ninja-style warrior). His prototypical name was "Big Dean Caves". His design later changed to a large man with thick hair and sideburns, named "Hammer Blanka". The staff then adopted Blanka's feral appearance, because they felt the game would be "dull" with only human characters.

Personality

Blanka is generally passive and docile, and is fond of family connections and friendships as well as children. Yet, when angered, Blanka attacks like a wild animal let loose from a cage, ferociously attacking his opponents with predatorial rage.

As the series goes on, Blanka while retaining his usual manner of speech, starts to develop a bit more common sense, which ironically makes him a more cautious-minded foil to the hot-headed Dan Hibiki. His dislike of masked people is also shown in his rivalry battle with Kotakage or El Fuerte.

He loves so much his beloved mother.

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