Wolf Hawkfield in Virtua Fighter 5
|Fighting Style||Pro Wrestling|
|Birthday||February 8, 1966|
|Rival(s)||El Blaze, Akira Yuki|
|Voice Actor||Unknown (VF1)|
Dennis Gunn (since VF2)
Keiko Sakai (VF5 CR)
Unshō Ishizuka (anime (Japanese))
Kevin Potts (anime (English))
Wolf Hawkfield (ウルフ・ホークフィールド, Urufu Hōkufīrudo) (born February 8, 1966) is a fictional character in the video game series Virtua Fighter. He is a Canadian professional wrestler who debuted in the original game and has appeared as a playable character in every installment in the series.
Wolf is a gentle giant who lives to fight and enjoys nothing more than a good bout, aside from nature and karaoke. He cared so much about fighting that he relinquished his championship belt and retired from pro-wrestling after growing tired of the same competition. Then, after hearing of the World Fighting Tournament, the Canadian decides to enter in the hopes of finding stronger opponents.
It was there that Wolf met and fought Akira Yuki, a man who shared the same enthusiasm for a fight. It was an intense match, but ultimately, Wolf lost. Since then, however, he has shown great respect towards Akira and considers him a worthy opponent and a close friend, as he was the first person to not only push him to the edge, but to actually defeat him as well. Wolf continues to train even harder, awaiting the day he faces Akira in the ring once again. In addition to Akira, Wolf sees the luchador El Blaze as another worthy opponent.
Wolf lived as a First Nations woodsman and hunter in the Canadian wilderness until he was discovered on a scouting trip by a professional wrestling promoter. A quiet man that loves nature, he has his gentle side despite his tough exterior and can be quite kind at heart. He is filled with fighting spirit however, and once provoked he is not satisfied until he finishes the job at hand. He was an instant star in the pro wrestling area, and successfully defended his title several times. Dissatisfied with the level of competition, however, he turned in his belt and retired from the ring. Hearing of the World tournament, he entered to seek worthy opponents.
Virtua Fighter 2
Failing to win the tournament, Wolf redoubles his training, determined to fight against Akira again, an opponent that defeated him at the last tournament.
Virtua Fighter 3
After losing to Akira Yuki in a close match, Wolf returned to his home, and resumed his training with the forces of nature as his opponent. One day, he had a dream in which somebody stopped a man who was trying to destroy the world. When he told this to a local fortune teller, he was told to "obey your dreams. This is something you cannot ignore."
Virtua Fighter 4
After the end of the second tournament, Wolf had the same recurring nightmare about the world being in danger. This dream was the sole reason for him joining the third tournament. However, since he was defeated in the third tournament, he decided to ignore the dream and went back home. Back there, Wolf entered in countless underground tournaments and dominated. However, the same dream still haunts him. When he hears of the 4th world tournament, he decides to join the tournament again in order to search for the reason behind the endless dream. Will he find an answer in the tournament?
Virtua Fighter 5
Wolf often woke up in a sweat over a recurring apocalyptic nightmare in which he always saw the same figure with a distinguishing scar. As he watched the final match in the Fourth Tournament, he was stunned to see the same mark on the mysterious Dural competitor. He couldn't make any sense of it, but he knew he had to find out more. When El Blaze issued a challenge to fight him in the Fifth Tournament, he immediately entered, but he knew that they would be in for more than a fighting match.
Virtua Fighter Kids
In Virtua Fighter Kids, Wolf is depicted as a much-younger boy (six to eight years old). In his ending, he is a young pro wrestler who at first is beaten by a tougher fighter, but he soon regains confidence and beats him. A piece of confetti knocks him off.
Wolf appeared with the entire Virtua Fighter 2 cast in the Sega Saturn game Fighters Megamix.
All Japan Pro Wrestling/Giant Gram
Wolf appeared alongside Jeffry in All Japan Pro Wrestling featuring Virtua for arcade and Sega Saturn. Both also appeared in the Dreamcast sequel, Giant Gram, with Kage-Maru as an unlockable character.
As part of a cross-promotion, the wrestler Jim Steele took the persona of Wolf Hawkfield in AJPW from 1997 to 2000. In Giant Gram both the Virtua Fighter Wolf and Jim Steele's Wolf are playable characters. In Giant Gram 2000 for Dreamcast, only Jim Steele's Wolf is playable.
Virtua Fighter Anime
In the Virtua Fighter Anime, he's a bit more violent and grumpy, unlike his game counterpart. In the first season, after having lost a match against him, he helps Akira and his friends in the underground Casino, where fighters dispute illegal Wrestling's matches, though he always fought regularly, unlike most of the Casino fighters. He stays with Clyde, a Casino waiter, which is under the orders of Jimmy Gates, the leader of the Koen-Kan of America. After he loses to Akira he reforms and help Jacky and Pai evacuate everyone from casino before it's gonna explode in less than 10 minutes. After the casino is destroyed by Jimmy who has gone mad he tells Pai that Akira is alright and also retrieve the stolen luggages from the thieves who Akira, Jacky and Pai encountered at the Manhattan and able to arrest them.
In the second season, Wolf is one of the first targets of the secret organization, without knowing it, he fights Nyon, a woman from the Organization, which is similar to Vanessa Lewis and a companion of Oni-Maru. Akira and his friends run immediately to tell him about the secret list.
- Rival and friend of Akira Yuki. Was defeated by him in the first two tournaments.
- Rival of El Blaze.
- Dural and Judgement 6 may be linked to his recurring dream as he recognized a Dural mark from said dream.
- So what? (VF4)
- Shut up! Just come on! (VF4)
- Are you ready for this?
- I won't go easy on you.
- Can't ever picture you winning! Hahahahaha!
- Here comes my suplex! (VF5FS)
- Burning Hammer!
- Take that!
- The end!
- Let's fight again! (VF4)
- I'm number one!
- You won't stay on your feet when you fight me.
- Wrestling is the ultimate sport! (howls)
- Do you hear me?! I'm the best that's ever been. (VF5/VF5R)
- To be strong is...beautiful. (VF5FS)
- No one can defeat me. -w/ Iron Axe
- (howls) -w/ Piko Piko Hammer
- There ya go! Maximum! -w/ Football
- There's only one wrestler here! -w/ Microphone Stand
- I'll see you at the next match. -w/ Flag
- Did I overdo it again? -w/ Ball
- I haven't gone down like that in ages.
- I'll take you on.
|Virtua Fighter Series|
|Main Series||Virtua Fighter (Remix) • 2 • 3 • 4 (Evolution, Final Tuned) • 5 (R, Final Showdown)|
|Related Games||Virtua Fighter Animation • Virtua Fighter Kids • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series • GG Portrait • Fighters Megamix • Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary • Virtua Quest|
|Characters||Akira Yuki • Pai Chan • Lau Chan • Wolf Hawkfield • Jeffry McWild • Kage-Maru • Sarah Bryant • Jacky Bryant • Dural • Siba • Shun Di • Lion Rafale • Aoi Umenokoji • Taka‑Arashi • Lei‑Fei • Vanessa Lewis • Brad Burns • Goh Hinogami • Eileen • El Blaze • Jean Kujo|
|Other Media||Virtua Fighter (comic book) • Virtua Fighter (anime)|