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Galsia, also known as Garcia, is a recurring enemy in the Streets of Rage series, who has appeared in all the games. He is a common hoodlum hired by the Syndicate.

Galsia is one of the most common and generic enemies in the entire series, and is often is the very first enemy the player faces on Stage 1.


Apart from attacking with punches, they are surprisingly adept with stabbing weapons, as they can charge players with said weapons. A standard punk, they are dangerous only in groups.

Streets of Rage[]

In the first Streets of Rage, he is capable of spawning, throwing, stabbing or charging with knives, grabbing the player from behind, using a 3-hit punch combo ending with a knockdown, and wielding a metal bat. Knife Garcia can either stab and throw or charge, with none being able to perform both actions.

Streets of Rage 2[]

In Streets of Rage 2, Galsia's moveset has been vastly simplified compared to the first game, being the standard street punk with low health and no special attacks. Just like the first game, certain stages, he'll appear wielding a knife and charge at the player; however, unlike the first game, if knocked down, he'll not attempt to pick up the knife again. His limited moveset is compensated by one-frame jabs that, when surrounded by several Galsias, can cause a lot of damage and pressure. In fact, some of the things Galsia did in the first game can be done by Donovan, Jack or Storm in this game.

In the game, his face resembles the Lee Myung Bak of a former president of South Korea.

Streets of Rage 3[]

In Streets of Rage 3, Garcia (Galsia in Bare Knuckle III) is similar to his Street of Rage 2 counterpart, but with an expanded move set, most notably his elbow drop, which covers large distance and is difficult to intercept. In addition, Garcia and other enemies are capable of picking up health items laying on the ground, as well knives on the floor. He can also be picked up by Bongo/Big Ben and be thrown at the targeted player. In certain stages, he will also try to jump off parts of the level background. His 3-hit punch combo is absent and was instead given away to Slum and Vice.

Streets of Rage 4[]

In Streets of Rage 4, he retains the more simplistic move set from Streets of Rage 2, and can no longer use his jumping elbow drop from the third game. but, in addition to knives, he can also wield sais, broken bottles, tasers, and naginatas as well; the latter makes him extremely dangerous because his charge attack will have a much longer reach. While he no longer has special attacks when unarmed, he retains his 1-frame jab, making him dangerous when surrounded.

During the boss fight against Nora in Stage 3, she can whip the spawning Galsia enemies in the room, which turns their hair blonde, making them more aggressive and granting a perpetual super-armor (although they can still be grabbed). Their name will also change to "Galsiaaaaaa". If she whips them again while in this state, she restores any of their lost health.


In Streets of Rage 4, Galsia has six variants, each having increased health and some differences:

  • Joseph, with brown hair and wearing green clothes. Will attempt to pick up weapons lying on the ground.
  • B.T., with a darker skin complexion and wearing yellow clothes. Moves significantly faster than Galsia. Doesn't pick up weapons.
  • Brash, with blue hair and wearing red clothes. Slightly more health than B.T. Doesn't pick up weapons.
  • Garam, with green hair and wearing black clothes. Has the same health as Brash, but attacks with quick double jab instead of a single hit. Doesn't pick up weapons.
  • Jonathan, with purple hair. Moves significantly faster than B.T. and Brash, and attacks with the double jab, albeit slower than Garam's. Will attempt to pick up weapons lying on the ground and charges with them faster than Galsia and Joseph.
  • Surger, with pink hair and wearing white clothes. Has the same health as Jonathan, but moves faster and but his double jab is quick like Garam's. Doesn't pick up weapons. Tied with Jonathan with the highest health of all Galsia variants.

Move list[]

  • Jab: a very quick punch. Used in all games.
  • Double Jab: two very quick punches. Used by Garam and Surger in Streets of Rage 4.
  • Punch Rush: a 3-hit punch combo. Used in Streets of Rage and Bare Knuckle Mobile.
  • Sprinting Stab: Galsia runs toward the player while holding a knife. Used in all games. In Streets of Rage 4 he can also run while wielding sais, tasers and halberds.
  • Jumping Elbow Drop: he jumps high in the air and falls with a elbow drop attack. Used in Streets of Rage 3.
  • Bongo Special: Big Ben picks up Galsia and throws him at the player, who performs his elbow drop attacl. Used in Streets of Rage 3.
  • Back Grab: he attempts to grab the player from behind to allow other enemies to attack the player. Used in Streets of Rage and Bare Knuckle Mobile.
  • Recovering Low Punch: a quick punch used when getting up. Used in Streets of Rage.
  • Knife Throw and Stab: he either throws a knife or stabs the player when nearby. Used in Streets of Rage.
  • Pipe/Baseball Bat Swing: he swings with the equipped weapon. Used in Streets of Rage and Bare Knuckle Mobile.
  • Food Steal: he attemtps to grab nearby health recovery items, healing him. Used in Streets of Rage 3 and Bare Knuckle III.


In all games, Galsia is the most common, basic thug. While neither he or his variants are dangerous on their own, they find strength in numbers while providing support to other, more powerful opponents.

Dispatching him first is usually a good idea given his lower health pool, and the player may take advantage by throwing him at other enemies. He should always be a priority target when holding a knife, as he can charge towards the player; in Streets of Rage 4 this can pose a threat as he wield other weapons, most notably halberds, which have very long reach.




  • Alongside Signal, Galsia appears in all Streets of Rage games.
  • In Streets of Rage 3, Slum replaces Galsia as a starter enemy.
    • in Streets of Rage 4, however, he goes back to being a starter enemy.
  • Galsia is actually a misspelling of "Garcia" which started in Streets of Rage 2. The US/EU of Streets of Rage 3 corrects this name, but Streets of Rage 4 goes back to Galsia as a form of nostalgia.
  • In Streets of Rage 4 he, alongside Signal, is the only enemy without a special technique from their stronger variants.
  • Galsia's golden hair variant when whipped by Nora could be a reference to the Super Saiyan transformation from Dragon Ball Z.
  • Galsia's early concept arts for Streets of Rage 4 resembles his design from the older titles (most notably the pose and boots) before he was given an updated look.
  • He acts as the default training dummy in Streets of Rage 4's Training Mode.