Ryu SSB4
Series Street Fighter
Age Unknown
Sex Male
Height 5'9"
Weight 150 lbs.
Alignment Neutral Good

My name is Ryu, and the ultimate power has awakened within me!
~ Ryu as Evil Ryu

Range... Speed... Priority... Know and master all of your attacks!
~ Ryu

Ryu, sometimes called Ryu Hoshi, is the poster boy for Capcom's Street Fighter series and its main protagonist.


At a young age, Ryu was an orphan and left with no memory of his parents. However, Gouken, who is an elderly man yet a muscular built man, found Ryu and raised him in which Gouken becomes Ryu's adoptive father. 

Throughout most of his life, Ryu lived at his Dojo and trained by Gouken,a alongside his sparring partner Ken Master. Ryu left the dojo at the age of 23 and has continually wandered across the globe always seeking to prove himself and always wanting to meet new people and fight them.

Powers & Abilities

  • Shoryuken
    • Shin Shoryken
    • Metsu Shoryuken
    • Hado Shoryuken
    • Forbidden Shoryuken
  • Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
  • Hadoken
    • Shakunetsu Hadoken
    • Denjin Hadoken
    • Shinku Hadoken
    • Metsu Hadoken
    • Ren Hadoken
    • Baku Hadoken
    • Hado no Kamae
    • Hashogeki
  • Joudan Sokutageri
  • Denjin Renki

Alternate Forms

Evil Ryu

Evil Ryu is a transformation that occurs if Ryu's desire to win a battle becomes so great that he would even commit murder, and allows the evil power known only as the Satsui no Hado to take him over. While in this form, Ryu is much more powerful, and can even pull off special techniques like Akuma's Raging Demon, but at the expense of retaining his humanity. The only way to snap Ryu out of this state is supposedly to beat him in a fight, which is much easier said than done considering Ryu's skills and powers are greatly amplified as Evil Ryu. Ryu often finds himself having to control his dark side, especially in the middle of a fight, which is very difficult to do.

  • Messatsu Gou Hadou
  • Tatsumaki Zankukyaku
  • Ryusokyaku
  • Ashura Senku
  • Messatsu-Goshoryu
  • Shun Goku Satsu

Power of Nothingness

When Ryu suppresses his evil thoughts and feelings, he enters an alternate state of mind called the Power of Nothingness. In this form, all of his attacks become much more powerful and he becomes more aware of what happens in the Universe. It is just as, if not more powerful than Evil Ryu, and allows him to separate his soul from his body to protect from attacks that could destroy it otherwise, like the Raging Demon. However, the form has a time limit, and cannot last for lengthy periods of time. On top of that, separating himself from these emotions requites concentration that can be difficult to find in a fight.



  • Lifted a boulder with Oro on top with it, who weighs 71 kg.
  • His Hadoken can shatter solid stone.


  • Dodged point-blank bullets with little effort.


  • Survived being impaled
  • Took hits from Balrog, who can one-shot an elephant


  • Strives to be the best he can be.
  • Suppressed the Satsui No Hado.
  • Defeated the likes of Rashid, Charlie Nash, and Sagat.
  • Defeated Bison, bringing down Shadoloo in the precess.


Fun Facts

  • In most promotional art, his eyebrow can be seen through his headband.
  • He likes beans.
  • He hates spiders.

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