T. Hawk, or Thunder Hawk(サンダーホーク), is a Mexican video game character in Street Fighter series. He was first introduced in Super Street Fighter II.
When he was an infant, he and the members of his tribe were being forced off their land by Shadaloo. Some of the Thunderfoot members resisted and fought against them, and many were killed, including T. Hawk's father, Arroyo Hawk, who was killed by a younger M. Bison. Now living in Mexico near the Monte Albán plains, T. Hawk wants nothing more than revenge from Bison for his despicable actions and to reclaim the land that was taken from his people.The Thunderfoot tribe had experienced disappearances of many of their people, T. Hawk took the responsibility of finding them. One of them, his beloved Julia, became Juli, one of Bison's brainwashed dolls.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Edit
T.Hawk enters the second World Warrior tournament to battle against Bison to find Julia, reclaim his people's lands and win their freedom from his tyranny. He does not come out the big winner, but does regain his land - however, it is desolate and empty. Determined, T. Hawk vows to make his land as great as it once was and bring the Thunderfoot people back home.
Super Street Fighter IV Edit
His land begins to recover from Shadaloo's damage, though it is not even close to its former glory. Because of this, and the fact that he was ultimately unable to save Juli, he feels that he isn't worthy to be the next chief of the Thunderfoot tribe. He decides to enter SIN's next tournament to continue his atonement. Along the way he encounters Rose, who tells him where Julia is, but warns that she is now a shell of her former self. Hawk, following Rose's directions, finds Julia in a cabin in the wilderness - however her mental state is troubled and she does not appear to recognize him or even notice his presence.
1994 Live Action Film Edit
In the 1994 live-action "Street Fighter" film, T. Hawk was a Sergeant serving under Colonel Guile. He and Cammy (who is a Lieutenant) appeared to be Guile's second in command, which would lead one to believe his rank was something along the lines of Master Sergeant or Chief Master Sergeant.
He is the equal of Zangief in strength, but uses more finesse in his attacks. Though large, he can defeat many smaller, more agile fighters with his devastating Rising Hawk, Diving Hawk, and Mexican Typhoon techniques. Unlike most bulky warriors, he does not like to grapple, but he can when necessary. More often, however, he uses the swooping aerial attacks also at his disposal.