Little is known about the woman named Rose. Once a simple fortune
teller in Genoa, Italy, Rose possesses vast powers which she uses for good.
The origin of her "Soul Power" is unknown, but it is believed that she
learned it from someone she calls "master." Soul power can only be
controlled by a very mentally strong person, and in can transform that
mental strength into physical power. Rose understands how difficult it is
to wield such great power and not be corrupted by it.
Rose may have a connection to M.Bison, but the
extent of their relationship is not known. She has alleged that she and
Bison were once members of a secret society, and his Psycho Power is a
corrupted version of Soul Power. He, however, claims that Rose is his
clone. Regardless of which is true, Rose felt that it was her duty to stop
Bison when he began misusing his power. She spent many years in Italy,
reading tarot cards and biding her time until she managed to find some
clue as to Bison's whereabouts. After the first World Warriors tournament,
she sensed his dark presence in connection with the activities of
Shadowlaw, a criminal organization based in Asia. Knowing it was her duty
to stop Bison's misuse of his powers, Rose journied to the Shadowlaw base
to seal Bison's Psycho Power. She was at first unable to find him, as
Bison had gone into hiding following a defeat at the hands of
Ryu and Ken. After several
more months, she learned that Bison had resurfaced in Brazil. On her way
to South America, Rose met another warrior who was searching for Bison, a
woman named Chun-Li. The two formed an alliance,
and traveled to the new Shadowlaw base together.
When they arrived, they found that an American soldier named
Charlie had fought with Bison and had apparently
been killed. The two women confronted the exhausted Bison, and were able
to defeat him. Using her Soul Power, Rose was successful in sealing
Bison's Psycho power, but Bison escaped. Rose parted from Chun-Li and
returned to Genoa, content that her job was complete.
Bison resurfaced several years later, and was said to have regained
his power through a massive device called a Psycho Drive. Feeling the call
of duty once again, Rose set out for Thailand were the Psycho Drive was
said to be located. This time she was alone, and when she confronted the
newly-powered Bison she didn't stand a chance. She retreated in disgrace
with Bison's allegations that she was his clone. Rose returned to Italy and
has not been seen since.