Dhalsim has been trained by the best Yoga masters since he was a young boy, and is
now the greatest Yoga master himself. His great powers are unattainable by most men, and
has gained the ability to extend his astral self. Having a great respect for all living
things, Dhalsim uses his fighting techniques only as defensive manuevers, and could never
permanently harm anyone. He lives in a village in India with his wife, Sally.
It had never been Dhalsim's intent to become a World Warrior, yet he was forced into
competition when his village was struck by famine. He witnessed the unfortunate deaths of
several children, and wore their skulls on a necklace to remind himself of his mission.
In his travels, he encountered a being of pure evil, once which Dhalsim felt it was his duty
to stop. The entity was called Edmund Honda, when suddenly he could not concentrate
his attacks. Another person's chi was blocking his, and distracted Dhalsim long enough for
Honda to defeat him. Thinking back to his encounter with Akuma, Dhalsim realized that this
man was the powerful opposite of the demonic fighter. Dhalsim vowed to keep track of the
man whose power was so great. He and Honda conversed after the battle, and
it was then that Dhalsim learned of a World Warriors tournament that was
being held in Thailand. Realizing that this tournament would be a great
opportunity to not only increase his skills but earn more money for the
villagers, he journeyed to Thailand to enter the tournament.
When he arrived, he found that he was in the company of many skilled
fighters. With his Yoga discipline, Dhalsim rose in the tournament standings
until he was matched against a fighter named Ryu.
Dhalsim was surprised to find that Ryu was the same fighter he had sensed
during his fight with Honda in India. Dhalsim had spent a great deal of time
honing his skills, and had found a way to neutralize
Ryu's chi, making him invulnerable to Ryu's fireball. Ryu had a hard time penetrating
Dhalsim's defenses, but eventually nailed him with a ShoRyuKen. The two warriors conversed
after Ryu's win, and Dhalsim wished Ryu luck in the remainder of the tournament.
Ryu eventually became the champion of the tournament, and Dhalsim returned
home satisfied that he had been defeated by such a skilled fighter. Although
his journey had ended in defeat, Dhalsim had learned all that he needed to
know during his travels, and returned home to his family with what winnings
he had earned. Dhalsim retired from competition, and now spends his days as
a loving husband and father.