Blanka - in Other Media

In Other Media

Blanka makes a brief appearance in the Street Fighter II animated movie in a hotel where a luxurious convention is held. Blanka appears in the evening entertainment where he is lowered from a cage to fight Zangief. Blanka uses his Rolling Attack and Electric Shock when fighting. He was voiced by Unshō Ishizuka in Japanese and Tom Carlton in English.

The 1994 live-action Street Fighter film combined Blanka and the unrelated supporting character Charlie (Guile's deceased war buddy in the original game) into a single character. Kim Repia plays the role of the mutated Blanka, with Robert Mammone as the human Carlos. At the beginning of the film, Guile's close friend Carlos "Charlie" Blanka is taken captive by Bison (Raúl Juliá) who subjects him to genetic testing to create the perfect soldier. While the mutation is successful, Blanka retains Charlie's personality, as Dr. Dhalsim, the scientist in charge of the project, had given him the wrong cerebral programming in order to "keep him human" (and partially because he resented Bison's plans). Blanka and Dhalsim fight Bison's troops together during Guile's invasion of Bison's base, but opt to remain behind and perish in the destruction of the base. The film was made prior to Charlie's introduction as a playable character in the Street Fighter Alpha games and therefore conflicts with the Charlie Nash storyline established there. In the American cartoon series, Blanka was portrayed as the protector of a small Brazilian village who eventually "rejoined" the Street Fighter team. Blanka appears as one of the more recurrent characters in the U.S. cartoon, acting as a scout gathering information for Guile and his friends on various missions. He was voiced by Scott McNeil. In UDON's Street Fighter comic adaptation, Blanka is introduced as a Shadaloo prisoner who is essentially a living weapon used by the organization. He is unleashed on Delta Red when they discover Shadaloo's base of operations but ceases his attack when painful memories of being brutalized by Cammy are evoked upon seeing her. Blanka is captured by Delta Red and his mind is eventually freed from Shadaloo's influence. While in transit with Delta Red, their plane is captured by Shadaloo forces and Blanka is once again forcibly subjected into servitude for Shadaloo's purposes. He participates in the Street Fighter tournament on Shadaloo island but is eliminated in the early round. Once the Psycho Drive is destroyed and the island is evacuated, Blanka returns to his senses. The aftermath of the comics shows a similar ending to the official canon (being reunited with his long lost mother).

In an episode of Mad, Blanka made a brief appearance in a guide to video game cheats. In June 2011, he appeared briefly in a "Yourfavoritemartian" music video on YouTube, with over 5,000,000 views as of July and appears as a playable character via DLC in Street Fighter X Tekken, with his official tag partner, Sakura. In the 2010 Capcom game Dead Rising 2, Blanka's head available as a weapon in various toy stores but is referred to as a goblin mask. Blanka makes a cameo appearance in Disney's Wreck-It Ralph during the credits.

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