Donovan (Streets of Rage 2)
Japanese Name Donovan
Age Unknown
Height 178cm
Weight Unknown
Job/Occupation Hoodlum of the Syndicate, Member of Neo-Chaos
Hobbies Unknown
Special Skills Punches, Uppercuts, Operating Bulldozers
Fighting Style Basic street fighting
Donovan (ドノバン) is another usually-common enemy found in the Streets of Rage universe. He debuted in Streets of Rage 2 and also appears in Streets of Rage 3 as another regular street hoodlum working for the Syndicate.

Commonly paired with Galsia and occasionally with Y. Signal, Donovan is structurally the same as Galsia, with the differences being bald and more muscular, bare-chested, wearing sunglasses and sporting a huge silver-based necklace chain. His attacks consist basically of punches, but after 2 punches he can execute an uppercut to knock down his opponent. This uppercut is also frequently used as an anti-air attack against jumping opponents. In Streets of Rage 3, Donovan also has a downwards hammer punch as a second option for his uppercut to do a complete combo against his opponents.

Regarding weapons, Donovan can only use pipes. Possessing one of them, Donovan can swing it backwards and hit enemies with considerable strength and accuracy. In Streets of Rage 2, Donovan can only have pipes when coming in-screen, cannot pick them back up should he drop it, and the swing motion is quite slow (it takes a full second to hit the adversary). However, in Streets of Rage 3, Donovan gains the ability of picking up pipes from the ground and has a faster swing motion; in the third game of the series, Donovan, just like Galsia and some other "basic" enemies, can steal food items to regain health.

Move ListEdit

  • Punch (2,3)
  • Uppercut (2,3)
  • Pipe Swing (2,3)
  • Hammer Punch(3)
  • Bulldozer Ram (3)
  • Barrel Kick (3 *Cut Content)
  • Knife Throw (3 *Cut Content)
  • Glitching the game when killing Mr. X before him.

Names & PalettesEdit

Sprite Name Color Special Info
Donovan Blue Common variant.
Gonzalez Green
Z Tan
Martin Red
Brown White
Gudden Dark Blue
Reid Grayish Tan

Game AppearancesEdit

Mega Drive / GenesisEdit

Game Gear AppearancesEdit

Master System AppearancesEdit


  • Donovan may be based off the Dug enemy in FInal Fight. Aside from a red vest, Donovon and Dug look almost identical.
  • A Donovan can be found inside Barbon's Bar in the Streets of Rage 2 Beta, named Singer.
  • Some beta pics of BKIII have Donovan spelt as Donoban.
  • Oddly, Donovan's artwork inside the BKII manual have him wearing long white gloves, very unlike his ingame appearance.
  • Donovan's race/skin color is commonly questioned as many believe him to be african american, while some believe tanned. The only supporting evidence lies in the concept artwork, depicting him with slighlty darker skin than Galsia, despite sharing the same skin tone and design in SOR2/3.
  • Donovon is a shirtless headswap of Galsia's sprite.