This is not the power to defeat. This is the power to push forward!
~ Ryu speaking to M. Bison during the climax of Street Fighter V

Ryu is the main protagonist from the Street Fighter series. He previously fought Scorpion in the 38th episode of Death Battle, Ryu VS Scorpion, he also fought Jin Kazama in an episode of One Minute Melee, and Lucario in an episode of DBX. He then fought Jin Kazama again in the 95th episode of Death Battle. He later returned in the 66th episode of DBX where he has fought against Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far

As Evil Ryu

Battles Royale

With Ken

Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 7
  • Losses: 13
  • Draws: 1

Possible Opponents


Orphaned at a young age and left with no memory of his parents, Ryu was found and raised by the martial artist Gouken. Throughout most of his life, he lived at his dojo, training with Gouken, alongside his sparring partner Ken Masters. At age 23, he left the dojo and has since then continually wandered across the globe, always seeking to improve himself and wanting to meet and fight new people.

Death Battle Info (Ryu VS Scorpion)


  • Birthday: July 21, 1964
  • Blood Type: O
  • Dislikes: spiders, wearing shoes
  • Capable of sleeping anywhere
  • Has eyebrows so epic that they cannot be contained by his headband


  • "The Assassination Fist"
  • Originally designed for killing
  • This variant removes the Satsui no Hado
  • Uses some aspects of Shotokan Karate

Special Moves

  • Shoryuken
    • "Rising Dragon Fist"
    • Generally Ryu's most powerful technique
  • Hadouken
    • "Wave Motion Fist"
    • Contrary to popular belief, not actually composed of fire
  • Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
    • "Tornado Whirlwind Leg"
    • Can safely pass over many projectile attacks
  • Joudan Sokutogeri
    • Forceful enough to bounce opponents off of walls

Satsui No Hado

  • A form of ki based around man's evil nature
  • Greatly increases the speed, power and ferocity of its user
  • Grants access to the most fatal Ansatsuken technique, the Raging Demon
  • Has an addictive quality, making it hard to turn away from
  • Causes hair to turn red, eyes glow white, and teeth to sharpen

Power of Nothingness

  • Foil to the Satsui No Hado
  • Resembles states of being found in Buddhism
  • Brings a hyperawareness of the universe to the user
  • Boosts one's strength and speed without losing clarity of thought
  • Causes eyes to glow blue-white
  • Can be used to withstand even the dreaded Raging Demon

Death Battle Info (Ryu VS Jin)


  • Birthday: July 21, 1964
  • Height: 5'9" | 175 cm
  • Weight: 150 lbs | 68 kg
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Trained by GoukenGen & Oro
  • Likes: Mizuyokan, grapes, nature
  • Probably has some foot fungus.


  • Hadoken
  • Shoryuken (Dragon Punch)
  • Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (Hurricane Kick)
  • Joudan Sokutogeri (Mule Kick)
  • Mind's Eye (Parry)
  • Shakeunetsu Hadoken
  • Shinku & Metsu variants
  • V-Trigger


  • Satsui no Hado
    • Increases physical abilities & ferocity
    • Causes user to lose control
    • New technqiues
      • Shun Goku Satsu (Raging Demon)
      • Ashura Senku (Semi-Teleport)
      • Ryusokyaku
      • Chargeable Metsu Hadoken
  • Mu no Ken
    • AKA The Power of Nothingness
    • Increases physical ability & energy control
    • New techniques
      • Hado Kakuse
      • Shin Shoryuken
      • Shin Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
  • Shin Ryu
    • Combines Satsui no Hado & Mu no Ken


  • Won the first World Warrior Tournament
  • Lifted a 36 ton boulder
  • Dodged gunfire in .06 seconds
  • Obliterated a skyscraper
  • Was on the island Akuma sank
  • Survived Balrog's 5 ton Gigaton Blow
  • Defeated BisonSeth, Akuma, Oni, Necalli

Death Battle Info (Fanon)

Super Arts

  • Shinku Hadoken
    • Stronger fireball with more power
    • "Vacuum Surge Fist"
  • Denjin Hadoken
    • Fireball filled with electricity
    • Can be charged for increased damage, stun, and number of hits
    • "Electric Blade Surge Fist"
  • Shinku Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
    • Super form of Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
    • Ryu stays stationary during entire duration
    • Can pull opponents towards it
    • "Vacuum Tornado Whirlwind Kick"

Shin Shoryuken

  • Strikes the midsection, then uppercuts the opponent's jaw
    • If blocked, becomes a multi-hitting Shoryuken
    • Used to defeat and scar Sagat
    • Hugo the only person that could withstand it
    • "True Rising Dragon Fist"

Super Forms

Note: As of the events of Street Fighter V, he has completely sealed away the Satsui No Hado, thus allowing him to battle without losing himself to it. He can utilize the Power of Nothingness to its full extent instead.

  • Evil Ryu
  • Power of Nothingness
  • Shin Ryu
    • Combines both Evil Ryu and the Power of Nothingness
    • Only in the Udon comics
  • Ryu Ranger (Power Rangers Legacy Wars) (Non-Canon)


  • Defeated Adon, Sagat, M. Bison, Seth, Dudley, Hugo, Necalli, and Alex.
  • Held his own against Akuma and Oro
  • Lifted a boulder with Oro sitting on top of it
  • Survived a punch through his chest from Akuma


  • Defeated by M. Bison in their first encounter
  • Has never defeated Akuma, Oro, or Gill
  • Fairly simplistic fighting style
  • Super Arts leave him vulnerable if evaded


  • Ryu is the first combatant to compete in Death Battle, DBX, and One Minute Melee
  • In addition to his three fights, Ryu also cameos in Master Hand vs Polygon Man and Ronald McDonald vs Colonel Sanders. He is also mentioned in Scorpion vs Ghost Rider.




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