Donovan is a recurring enemy in the Streets of Rage series, who debuted in Streets of Rage 2.
Donovan is a common thug with tanned skin who fights shirtless and wears sunglasses. He is known for his proficience with blunt weapons. He is the most common type of thug and is often seen alongside Galsia and Signal.
Streets of Rage 2
In Streets of Rage 2, he has a combo consisting of two jabs followed by an uppercut. He can be found all throughout the game. At times, he will carry a pipe, making him dangerous in large groups. Donovan is also notorious for his powerful uppercut, which is mostly used as an anti-air attack against players jumping.
Streets of Rage 3
In Streets of Rage 3, Donovan returns stronger. He has a slightly lean in with his uppercut now, improving its range longer. Unlike in the second game, he can pick up pipes if knocked down; he swings it remarkably faster than before, making him quite a threat with it. He can also steal health items on the ground.
Streets of Rage 4
Donovan returns in Streets of Rage 4, with a slightly redesign, wearing loose pants with a large belt, exposing part of his underwear. While Donovan's moveset is mostly the same as in Streets of Rage 3, and is limited to only wielding blunt weapons, his variants have been vastly improved compared to the previous titles.
Altet and Gudden can also use cutting weapons such as Swords and Cleavers in addition to blunt weapons. Gudden can now catch weapons thrown at him.
Z can wield, catch and throw all weapons in the game, save for throwables (such as grenades and the elemental bottles). While similar to Gudden, Z is often considered among the most troublesome and dangerous enemies in the game, especially in groups, due to his higher healthy and aggressivity. He is notorious as even if he is already wielding a weapon and the player throws another one at him, he'll instantly swap his weapon for the one thrown at him. In addition, if knocked down, he becomes temporarily invincible upon standing up, and will often retaliate with an uppercut if the player is nearby, thus he virtually has no weak spots.
- Punches (can be 3-hit punch combo with bash or Uppercut)
- Uppercut (used as a combo finisher or as an anti-air attack)
- Weapon swing
- Weapon throw (Streets of Rage 4, used only by Gudden and Z)
- Weapon catch (Streets of Rage 4, used only by Gudden and Z)
- In Streets of Rage 4, during Stage 1, a boxing store features a neon sign of Donovan.