Is Zangief gay?

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#1 Posted by coonce (1429 posts) -

I know its been rumored, but I was just wondering if it was true that Capcom wrote Zangief's character as a homosexual?

#2 Posted by EpicVandal (78 posts) -

if they wrote him as being homosexual then why did they make him turn into metal during the capcom vs marvel series? Doesn't seem too gay to me!

#3 Posted by AnonymousLegion (64 posts) -

He's a big fat wrestler guy, who's favoured move is to pick up the enemy upside down, so that they face is always dangerously close to his crotch. Man or woman.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

#4 Posted by the9 (95 posts) -

Your just all just jealous of his abundant chest hairs.

#5 Posted by Godzilla_Bankrolls (34 posts) -

Hmmmmm time to start some Zangief + Dumbledore erotic fan-fiction.

#6 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

We need more fictional, burly wrestlers in our fighting games these days. Sheesh.

#7 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -
Godzilla_Bankrolls said:
"Hmmmmm time to start some Zangief + Dumbledore erotic fan-fiction.
"
Yes, please do.

And yes, I do think he's gay
#8 Posted by GoranP (1117 posts) -
Godzilla_Bankrolls said:
"Hmmmmm time to start some Zangief + Dumbledore erotic fan-fiction.
"
Already done, my friend ;)
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#9 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

I highly think he is

#10 Posted by Terra1909 (313 posts) -

He's just European. They're all like that............ya know hairy chested wrestlers.

#11 Posted by GoranP (1117 posts) -
iplaygames said:
"He's just European. They're all like that............ya know hairy chested wrestlers.
"
We certainly aren't like that. More like SUPER hairy chested wrestlers.
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#12 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

What kind of stupid ass question is that?

#13 Posted by Yagami (601 posts) -

Eagle is gay, being a tribute to Freddy Mercury which was the lead singer in Queen. And in Capcom VS SNK 2: Mark of the Millenium 2001 Eagle and Zangief has a special intro.
If you watch closely (at 02:07) you will see that they both are spinning at the same direction, so yes, I think that is a way to say that he indeed is gay. So what?

Eagle & Rock Howard also has a special intro where Eagle comments on Rock's beauty, and another one with Morrigan where he says that her succubus powers won't work on guys like us. (Us gays)

#14 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

I was told that years ago.

#15 Posted by Irishjohn (581 posts) -

The imagery is certainly fairly gay, but Zangief is a fictional character.


I know someone who used to work for Sesame Street, and they get calls all the time about Bert and Ernie.  There is a standard answer to these inquiries:

"Bert and Ernie are puppets.  They have no sexual orientation."
#16 Posted by Godzilla_Bankrolls (34 posts) -
Irishjohn said:
"Bert and Ernie are puppets.  They have no sexual orientation.""
Yes, but the hammer of logic will always crush the eggs of fictional hypothesizing, and that's just no fun at all.
#17 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1172 posts) -

EGM had an article on their Top 10 gay video game characters. Zangief was like number 3 or something because in one of the original games he said  he did not like girls in bikinis. Interpret it as you will. It was an old issue from like a year or 2 ago Idk if I even still have it anymore.

#18 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -

In Street Fighter Alpha 3, Zangief is giving a love interest, Rainbow Mika.

#19 Posted by LiquidPrince (16108 posts) -

He's a game character, he doesn't need a sexual background...

#20 Posted by GHT (164 posts) -

I believe this rumor started because an ending for street fighter II had zangief looking into a mirror with a picture of vega on it.

because vega is hot.

#21 Posted by Dalai (7055 posts) -

Yeah, a little gay.

#22 Posted by PercyChuggs (1087 posts) -

No, but the people who play as him certainly are.

#23 Posted by LiquidPrince (16108 posts) -
Kou_Leifoh said:
"In Street Fighter Alpha 3, Zangief is giving a love interest, Rainbow Mika.
"
Not bad eh?


=)
#24 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

Hell yes, the spinning pile driver is basically a 69 initiated orgasm.

#25 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
Linkyshinks said:
"Hell yes, the spinning pile driver is basically a 69 initiated orgasm.
"
Zangief does the spinning pile driver to everyone, including the ladies.
#26 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -

He's not homosexual if you watch his intro and ending in SF4 clearly he's a pedophile.

#27 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
Kou_Leifoh said:
"Linkyshinks said:
"Hell yes, the spinning pile driver is basically a 69 initiated orgasm.
"
Zangief does the spinning pile driver to everyone, including the ladies.
"


Some gay men are known to partake in the servicing of female friends.


#28 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Are you kidding me? Zangief is probably the manliest video game character of all time. If you think he's gay, perhaps it's because he's so manly that you find yourself attracted to him and in turn are hoping he is homosexual so that perhaps you two can start a romantic relationship.

#29 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
Linkyshinks said:
"Kou_Leifoh said:
"Linkyshinks said:
"Hell yes, the spinning pile driver is basically a 69 initiated orgasm.
"
Zangief does the spinning pile driver to everyone, including the ladies.
"


Some gay men are known to partake in the servicing of female friends.


"
Zangief is not gay. The way the spinning pile diver is preform, that's just how it's perform. And beside, Metro City Mayor Mike Haggar was the one whom train Zangief so....

.......and another thing, R. Mika is Zangief love interest.
#30 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

I'm sure Mike Haggar trained / tickled him well that mustache.


#31 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
Linkyshinks said:
"I'm sure Mike Haggar trained / tickled him well that mustache.


"
Are you trying to say that Mike Haggar is gay too? Mike Haggar? the greatest character ever created, Mike Haggar! I don't know if you are either trolling or being serious because Mike Haggar is the most well respected character out there. And Mike Haggar & Zangief are not gay.
#32 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

I think that anyone who runs around only wearing a thong is gay.

Anyone disagree?
#33 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
Red said:
"I think that anyone who runs around only wearing a thong is gay.
Anyone disagree?
"
Well Haggar & Zangief aren't wearing thongs so they aren't gay.
#34 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

lol that picture is almost a spitting image of zangief

#35 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1172 posts) -
Kou_Leifoh said:
"Linkyshinks said:
"Kou_Leifoh said:
"Linkyshinks said:
"Hell yes, the spinning pile driver is basically a 69 initiated orgasm.
"
Zangief does the spinning pile driver to everyone, including the ladies.
"


Some gay men are known to partake in the servicing of female friends.


"
Zangief is not gay. The way the spinning pile diver is preform, that's just how it's perform. And beside, Metro City Mayor Mike Haggar was the one whom train Zangief so...........and another thing, R. Mika is Zangief love interest."

But who's saying Rainbow MInka isn't a man? Rainbow is in her name you know.
#36 Edited by REDRUN (1410 posts) -
coonce said:
"I know its been rumored, but I was just wondering if it was true that Capcom wrote Zangief's character as a homosexual?"
Yes, he is a Bear with a nasty party bottom.


Spam your fireballs or you would get a Gief 360.

#37 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -
Linkyshinks said:
"I'm sure Mike Haggar trained / tickled him well that mustache."
Mike Haggar =/= gay
Zangief = gay
Come on guys, put the R. Mika stuff to rest. Everyone knows he and Eagle assist each other in the packing of fudge products. He may be manly and burly, but he's the gay kind of burly. Dude likes dudes.
#38 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3096 posts) -
REDRUN said:
"coonce said:
"I know its been rumored, but I was just wondering if it was true that Capcom wrote Zangief's character as a homosexual?"
Yes, he is a Bear with a nasty party bottom.


Spam your fireballs or you would get a Gief 360.
"
I looked at that picture expecting Cammy. Instead I got the wrong person in a thong... Fuck you.
#39 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -
coonce said:
"Is Zangief gay?"
Are you gay?
#40 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

I'm pretty sure he's just a very Japanese Russian.

#41 Edited by End_Boss (3220 posts) -
Termite said:
"Godzilla_Bankrolls said:
"Hmmmmm time to start some Zangief + Dumbledore erotic fan-fiction.
"
Yes, please do.And yes, I do think he's gay"
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore: I put on my robe and wizard hat.
Zangief: I put on my spandex underpants.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore: I want to rise my phoenix from your ashes.
Zangief: I want to street your fighter.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore: Wut
Zangief: I AM THE RED CYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYCLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE.

Y'know what? I don't think that would work.
#42 Edited by aerialgroove (2 posts) -

Ok for those who don't know, let me introduce you to the truth about Zangief.

Intro: The Street Fighter canon is quite complex and many parts of it can not be found in the actual games or manuals but in Japanese books, (All About…, Gamest Mooks etc.). In fact, it was unclear to most that there actually is (or at least at some point was) ONE story connecting all games, meaning all games happen in the same universe.

Tiamat decided to collect all the information and create the famous Plot Canon guide that is now being updated by its most important contributer vasili10:
http://fightingstreet.com/folders/variousinfofolder/variousinfopages/streetfighterplotguide.txt

Only one person in the whole universe who claims to be Japanese but doesn't reply to emails since a couple of years named Saiki, said that Zangief was gay and since he provided a bunch of correct information, it was taken as fact. There was a huge mistake of stating it as a fact in the Plot Guide. It was later corrected after I had pointed it out. At the time I first saw it, I googled and not a single result but direct quotes from the Plot Guide or talks about the Plot Guide mentioned anything about Zangief being gay. And I'm tallking about all Google results up to the last page. So the only source for this whole idea is the Plot Guide and Saiki (who can’t be found anywhere and claims to have a picture of Gouken’s daughter that he was unable to scan for years, although he lived in Toyko where plenty of scanners can be found).

As proof the silliest theories came up. For example Zangief being gay because he doesn't like projectiles or because he has a similar move as Eagle from SF1 (who is gay and who Capcom has no problem to obviously make gay).

The only serious pieces of evidence are these 4 (by vasili10 and Saiki, who he got it from):

1. Zangief and “The Great Man” (Gorbachev who appears in his endings) being very close friends and wrestling partners. (Source: SF Fan Book)
2. One having “hot looks” for the other. (Source: SFII Dash account in Gamest Special of SFII Dash aka SF’ CE)
3. The Great Man’s letter to Zangief in his SFZ2/SFA2 ending.
4. Zangief not liking youg beautiful women in SFZ3.

1. The Fan Book is full of interesting info on SF characters but I personally have difficulties believing it is all facts. A lot of the info can’t be found anywhere else and has really silly cartoon images with it. I had a friend who studies Japanese and an actual Japanese read through the whole thing and they found absolutely nothing that could even hint to gayness at all.

2. The SFII Dash account is more serious but again nothing of the expected could be found neither by the Japanese stuying person nor the Japanese person.

3. This is the third one that was claimed to show that both are gay, the translated version doesn’t show anything gay but the translations are sometimes off. A Japanese who made a site about Zangief (the Red Cyclone) says it’s not true and never was and that it's a mistake by American SF fans.

4. This is the only one that could be seen as gay. What's strange however is that it was added so late in the SF saga (SFZ3/SFA3). And in that game he meets and teams up with Rainbow Mika who is a young beautiful woman (I guess). So it might have something to do with her.

Conclusion:
He was not gay until SFZ3 and most likely still isn’t. I have the books and they proof it. Plus I found no info on it from any Japanese websites when the Plot Guide claimed it, so it was always clear to me that at least half of it was bullshit. Saiki claimed that Zangief was the typical Japanese gay character but most Japanese I asked disagreed. What he has in common with gay Japanese characters is that he has an almost bald head with little hair on it and likes to pose. Shrug.

Ok sorry to those who are disappointed now, but you still have Eagle who’s a pretty cool character after all.

ps: Mike Haggar and Zangief haven’t trained together I think they never even fought, they just copied moves from each other.

For more SF related stuff refer to the (otherwise mostly spot on) Plot Guide, the Red Cyclone page and my site:
http://fightingstreet.com/folders/variousinfofolder/variousinfopages/streetfighterplotguide.txt
http://www.geocities.jp/redcyclone0601/
http://fightingstreet.com

#43 Posted by aerialgroove (2 posts) -

Oh and just as a sidenote, Spnongebob is also officially not gay.

#44 Edited by Bigandtasty (3203 posts) -

Not gay either.

To elaborate, I just got repeatedly whooped by a Urien online.
#45 Posted by super_machine (1931 posts) -

This one time in college, Zangief fucked a male grizzly bear. True story, how do you think he got all those scars?

#46 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
@Kou_Leifoh said:
" Linkyshinks said:
"I'm sure Mike Haggar trained / tickled him well that mustache."
Are you trying to say that Mike Haggar is gay too? Mike Haggar? the greatest character ever created, Mike Haggar! I don't know if you are either trolling or being serious because Mike Haggar is the most well respected character out there. And Mike Haggar & Zangief are not gay. "
Can't they be gay, respected and awesome in wrestling all at the same time?
#47 Posted by m_rum (128 posts) -

I think it's Zangief's own goddamn business.

#48 Posted by regularassmilk (1464 posts) -
@Captain_Fookup said:
" He's not homosexual if you watch his intro and ending in SF4 clearly he's a pedophile. "
hahahahahahahahahahaha.
#49 Posted by Jimbo (9931 posts) -

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, dude.

#50 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

yeah I think he's totally into balls.

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