Gill (ギル Giru?) is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing as the main antagonist of Street Fighter III: New Generation. He is the leader of the Secret Society, a mysterious organization made up of humanity’s elite who have controlled world events from the shadows since the dawn of history, and seeks to fulfill an apocalyptic agenda to ensure its own utopian salvation. Gill returns as a playable character in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.
SFV:CE 👊 Gill Combos (definitive update March 2022)
Gill’s appearance is characterized by his half red and half blue muscular body and flowing blonde hair. He bears a distinct and intentional resemblance to a Greek God. In keeping with that theme, Gill fights completely unclothed except for a white thong around his hips.
Gill’s asymmetrical color scheme was a device for Capcom to display the graphical power of the CPS-3 board. In previous 2D Street Fighter games, details such as Sagat’s eye-patch would switch sides depending on which way the character was facing. Originally, Gill was to be colored black and white, and utilize powers over light and darkness. It was later decided to color him red and blue, to better show off the game’s graphical power. The black and white palette is used often as a secondary color. Additionally, Gill was designed wearing a loin cloth to show off as much of his red and blue hues as possible.
The sprite of Gill’s secretary, Kolin, has an intentionally asymmetrical haircut, so, like Gill, she appears graphically impressive when rotating from facing one direction to another, instead of being a mirrored sprite. In 3rd Strike, a special glow has been programmed to constantly render his sprite in both positive and negative coloration, further showing off the CPS-3 board’s impressive graphical power. He is then known as “Omega Gill”.
In the UDON comics, before he changed into his signature skin and eye colors, Gill’s skin was tan and he had dark gray eyes.
In his pre-fight intro in New Generation and 2nd Impact, Gill wears a long gray robe. In 3rd Strike, he wears a light brown and red hooded long cloak with a long blue green robe and matching brown sandals.
In Street Fighter V, during Kolin’s character story, Gill wears only a white robe-like cloak with the left side being sleeveless. This outfit later became his first alternate costume. Gill is also seen wearing a white robe in his own character story.
His battle costume resembles the outfit worn by the Roman Empire; a gold sleeveless armor with a matching helmet, gauntlets and leg guards, a brown Roman skirt that reaches below the knee and a long red cape. His flowing long blond hair is tied in a very low ponytail adorned with a white clip.
Gill is the leader of a mysterious cult-like organization called the Secret Society which has manipulated world events for over 2000 years, and is dedicated to the salvation of mankind, and creation of a new utopia. Supplementary material notes that, unlike the other candidates for the leadership of the Secret Society, who are kidnapped and brainwashed into doing their bidding, Gill and his younger brother Urien were born to parents who were long time members of the cult. Both their parents are said to have been candidates to the presidency of the cult; being holders of Ph.D(s) in their respective fields. It is noted that their mother, an olympic level athlete and a doctorate in Sports Dynamics was especially a favourite to become the President.
The Secret Society had genetically enhanced Gill in his youth, increasing his strength and speed so that he could participate in an intense hand-to-hand combat training program. Gill became the top student out of the hundreds of enhanced warriors involved, surpassing even his own jealous brother, Urien.
Fighting style and abilities
Gill’s fighting style appears to be based on the ancient Greek Olympic discipline of Pankration, and relies on the manipulation of fire and ice, as well as elemental clotheslines, headbutts, and knee-drops, all of which are used as well by his brother, Urien. He also has several other powers at his disposal, also mentioned above. According to supplementary materials, Gill also seeks out, studies, and practices other martial arts throughout the world in hopes of attaining the “ultimate fighting style.”
By surviving the Shun Goku Satsu, Gill shows he is not only physically immortal with his power, but spiritually as well.