Kolin (pronounced “Coleen”) is officially a full fledged fighter now, not just Gill’s personal assistant.
From the Capcom blog:
Greetings Illuminati acolytes!
We are happy to announce the second Season 2 Street Fighter V character, Kolin, is coming February 28th.
After working in the shadows for Gill and the secret Illuminati organization, Kolin makes her Street Fighter V debut. First appearing in Street Fighter III, Kolin works behind the scenes in order to fulfill the Prophecy of Miraha and stop any who dare stand in Gill’s way. She is typically calm and collected, but can suddenly fly into a rage when anybody threatens Gill and his plans. Spoiler-alert, she resurrects Nash and uses him as a pawn too, showing she will do anything to achieve her goals.
Kolin excels in the Russian martial art of Systema, utilizing the opponent’s momentum against them and executing various slash-like attacks and knife hand strikes. Gill has bestowed upon her the power of ice, allowing her to augment her fight style with frigid blasts and deadly icicles. She is often heard speaking condescendingly towards her opponents, knowing they don’t stand a chance before her, let alone Gill.
Where did her hatred of Shadaloo come from and how did she originally become involved with Gill? Be sure to check out her character story to find out!
She has ice powers, which may change how I have to implement Gill and ice in general going forward. Previously I had ruled that Gill could use fire and ice because the ice formed due to the absence of heat, similarly to Earth elementals using Pit (absence of earth), air elementals using Vacuum (absence of air) and water elementals using Drain (absence of water). That doesn’t really work anymore if she has ice powers but no fire powers.
New style, Systema for me to create, and definitely some new moves as well!
Here she is getting her powers during the end-credits:
Edit 2/0/17: Added blog info and end-credits
Systema is the Russian military martial art, so its more of a special forces variant, if it helps.