Vega (Balrog in Japan) is one of the four "kings" of Shadaloo and a character in the Street Fighter series. He thinks he is the most beautiful man in the world.
Vega is a Spanish noble, who was born to a beautiful mother and an ugly stepfather. As he grew up, Vega began showing an interest in bullfighting, which was a national sport. After becoming a skilled matador (bullfighter), he traveled to Japan to learn ninjutsu, a fighting style which he believed mixed well with his natural grace and speed.
Before long he joined an underground fighting circuit, and quickly became a renowned fighter. But tragedy struck when Vega's stepfather murdered his wife, believing that she did not respect him. This event took place before Vega's eyes, causing him to snap from the trauma. He killed his stepfather and lived a dual life: honorable nobleman by day, sadistic murderer by night.
Vega is unique to the Street Fighter series due to the fact he is one of the very few characters who use weapons.