Visual history of Sagat takes a look at 30 years of designs for the Street Fighter icon

Happy birthday big boy

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • July 2, 2018 at 6:42 p.m. PDT

Today marks Sagat's 63rd birthday if we go by his character bio which states that he was born on July 2nd, 1955, so now is as good of a time as ever to take a look at how Sagat's design and demeanor have evolved over the series' 30-year history.

Sagat is one of the few characters that has appeared in every Street Fighter series of games except for 3 and one of the even fewer that have stuck around since the original Street Fighter game.

His journey has seen him become the "Emperor of Muay Thai" and final boss of the original Street Fighter, getting scarred by Ryu leaving a personal hatred towards him and working for Shadaloo as one of M. Bison's generals to helping free Ryu from Bison's mind control, leaving Shadaloo and looking to better himself and his expression through his fighting.

Standing at over seven-feet tall, Sagat is always an intimidating figure which many of his designs put emphasis on with either a look of smugness, arrogance or just pure rage. His appearance in more recent titles show him much more stern and serious, but much less angry than he once was.

We don't know how exactly Sagat will look in-game in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, but we do get to see him battling Ryu in the game's new opening cinematic with his traditional gear though his DLC image appears to add a bit more to his design.

You can take a look at the full gallery below for his appearances in Street Fighter titles along with crossovers like Capcom vs. SNK. Be sure to let us know which version of the Emperor of Muay Thai is your favorite down in the comments section.

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