Ryu is a legendary warrior who walks the road of the master. He is constantly searching for strong opponents to test his strength on. He was once a student, along with Ken, to the master known as Gouken. Or was until Gouken was killed by his brother, Akuma. This has fueled Ryu’a lifelong wandering and his path between both light and dark.
Ryu is your classic fist fighter with very few options open to him in terms of projectiles. His most noteworthy is his Hadouken. Many of his moves can be powered up through directional input as a nod to his source material. In addition, he will always be facing the opponent.
Classic Mode: Seeking a Challenge Ryu's opponents are all references to characters that appear in Street Fighter II and are stamina battles with all of the stages being in Ω form. The Bonus Stage also comes earlier, similar to the car mini-game from said title.
Ryu pauses, gathers energy, and then releases a powered up stationary version of Tatsumaki Senpūkyaku. It had a strong vacuum effect pulls in opponents. It will juggle the opponents within the maelstrom of energy before ejecting then in the last hits.
35% all hits
Final Smash Level 3
Ryu performs a devastating three bit combo with the last hit being a powerful and glorified Shoryuken.
1% - 1.5% (multi-hits), 10% (explosion)
Enter the Warrior
Breaking Down Walls
Ryu walks forward as smoke billows out in front of him.
A brick wall appears which breaks as Ryu walks in.
Ryu enters in via Tatsumaki Senpukyaku from the left.
Pulls his headband's ends taunt, while stating "Come on!"
Ryu punches his fists together and says “You got what it takes?”
Charges up a fake Hadōken while saying “Feel the power of my Hadoken!”
Ryu takes his first and punches it forward before bringing it up in front it his face. He says “Hmmmph” during the last part.
Ryu holds his fist forwards, and declares "Talk is cheap!"
Ryu steps forward and holds his fist up while saying “Talk with your fists!”
Ryu punches into the air while saying “Bring your all!”
Ryu sits down in the ground and briefly closes his eyes. He then gets up and says “Clearing one's mind is the key to victory.”
Stomps on the ground and grunts.
Adjusts his gloves.
Ryu stretches his shoulders.
Thu slightly hops in place.
Quickly cracks his neck.
Wriggles the fingers on both hands, then crosses his arms and pumps them.
He uses his hand to rub his chin as if dabbing off sweat.
Winds back and does a pose with his right fist facing the camera; his victory pose from Street Fighter IV. In English, he says "Give it your all!",
Powers up a Hadoken and fires it off towards the screen.
Punches upwards while flexing his arm. He then says “It seems the win is mine. Train some more before challenging me again.”
Performs three punches followed by a jump kick while he says “Hiyah!”
Slings his bag over his shoulder while saying "The journey has just begun."
Ryu takes a look at his hand, Hilda it up, closed, and walks away. Then then says “This is the path to victory.”
Ryu performs a Hurricane Kick before landing. He then says “I know you can do better!”
Ryu holds out his arms and folds them. He then turns away and says “Throws and hard blows are are a dangerous combo...but your fundamentals need work.”
Punches once before doing a victorious uppercut, referencing one of his more recurring win poses. In English, he says "Your range is one fist short"