Birdie was a former street thug who learned to be tough
while working as a bouncer in seedy British pubs. Birdie had a fondness for
leather and chains, and wanted nothing more than to prove his strength to the
world. He entered the first World Warrior tournament on the promise of prize
money, but was quickly defeated and returned to his backstreet lifestyle.
Hearing of an organization called Shadowlaw, Birdie left England again in
search of M. Bison, the leader of the organization.
Birdie impressed Bison with his tenacity and strength, and Birdie was offered a
position in the organization. However, Bison just used Birdie as a source of
psycho power, and generally relegated him to menial jobs. His life as a
henchman became boring, and he began to realize he was being used, so Birdie
decided to leave Shadowlaw. Not content just to leave, he began to gather
information in order to bring Bison down. By sheer accident, he uncovered
information pertaining to Bison's Psycho Drive, which later found it's way into
the hands of Interpol. Birdie returned to the alleys of London, putting his
Shadowlaw career behind him.