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Evil Ryu
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Published: August 26, 2011
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Evil Ryu

Birthdate: July 21

Birthplace: Japan

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 68 kg

Eye color: Red (Sometimes White depending on how much the Satsui no Hado is flowing within him)

Hair color: Brown/Red

Fighting style: Ansatsuken Karate (Satsui no Hado infused)

Likes: Winning

Dislikes: Weakness

Rival(s): Akuma/Shin Akuma, Sagat, M. Bison, Ingrid, Gouken

Hobbies: Projectiles

Moveset: Messatsu Gou Shouryuu, Messatsu Gou Hado, Zanku Hadoken, Shakunetsu Hadoken, Shun Goku Satsu

First game: Street Fighter Alpha 2

English voice actor(s): Kyle Hebert (Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition)

Japanese voice actor(s): Hiroki Takahashi (Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition)


Evil Ryu, aka Satsui no Hado ni Mezameta Ryū (殺意の波動に目覚めたリュウ, Satsui no Hadō ni Mezameta Ryū, Ryu who has Awakened to the Surge of Killing Intent", Satsui Ryu in short), or Dark Ryu in the UDON comics, is a playable character in various Street Fighter games beginning with Street Fighter Alpha 2. He was originally introduced in a Street Fighter Zero manga series authored by Masahiko Nakahira and later adapted in the Street Fighter canon by Capcom. He is the version of Ryu should he succumb to Satsui no Hado to his fullest extent, and depicts Ryu's struggle to resist the urge. Like Akuma, Evil Ryu has a signature symbol that appears when he performs the Shun Goku Satsu. Evil Ryu has a different symbol: in Alpha 3 and Capcom vs. SNK 2, his symbol was Metsu, for "Destruction" (滅), though it only appears in his ending, not during gameplay. He is a popular villain from the Street Fighter series.



Appearance

Evil Ryu often appears as a palette swap of Ryu wearing a black gi, although though the Alpha series also gives him a black head band. His skin also becomes a slightly darker shade along with his hair. From CVS and onward, he has been depicted with red pupils, although some games leave his eyes entirely red. In Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, his design was given an update, taking on a much more feral appearance with traits taken from Akuma; his eyes now glow and his hair spikes up with red tint. Most notable of all is his chest which seems to have had a gaping hole punched in, with a similar scar on his back that bears a glowing ten kanji, as if resembling the Meido Gohado used by Oni and has become far more Powerful then his Alpha verison.



History

The only time Evil Ryu actually appears in Street Fighter canon is at the end of the first World Warrior tournament. According to the Street Fighter Alpha series, Sagat, the defending champion, crushed Ryu, and then extended his hand to help Ryu up after thinking that he had won. Ryu was so consumed with the desire to win that he gave into the Satsui no Hado ("Evil Intent" or "Dark Hadou" in the American version), and executed a Metsu Shoryuken, scarring Sagat's chest with rage and hate and also attacking his pride.

Since then, Evil Ryu has occasionally appeared in various Capcom games featuring Ryu. Nevertheless, Evil Ryu does not exist as a separate character and is only an alternate, "what if" version of Ryu. Despite the brief brush and/or temptation from the Satsui no Hado, canonically, Ryu rejected the Satsui no Hado from losing his humanity like Akuma, and has made mass innovations to Gouken's peaceful and spiritual aspect of the fighting style which helped him bring the fighting style up to par with Evil Ryu from the Alpha series by Street Fighter III. However, there is evidence which can be interpreted otherwise in the home versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3; if the player matches normal Ryu against Evil Ryu, they have a special pre-match introduction that involves normal Ryu attacking first with a rushing elbow, and then Evil Ryu counterattacking, suggesting either a fierce rivalry between the normal Ryu and what supposedly appears to be an "evil clone" of him or that the battle is taking place inside Ryu's mind, representing his struggle with the Satsui no Hadou. Also, in the home versions of Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001, it is possible for the player to include both normal Ryu and Evil Ryu on the same team.

Evil Ryu is also a playable character in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. He is a secret boss in Arcade Mode, as well as being a playable character. Evil Ryu's design has been updated, now featuring red eyes and hair like Akuma, half of his gi torn, a large gaping void in the chest and the kanji 天 carved into his back as well as being far more powerful than he originally was. He was unlocked on March 25, 2011.


This my 3rd Street Fighter fanart. i hope you like it. =D


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Screwed up right hand fingers, but otherwise HOLY FUCK THIS IS BEAST XD
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MESSATSU!
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gou hadou!
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this is one bada ss form, nice!
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thanks
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Great work on this piece !
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thanks!
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Your welcome as it is the best Evil Ryu that I have come across on D.A. :)
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he almost looks like some kind of hollow with that hole in his chest
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that sauce is awesome
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thanks! =)
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:iconevilryuplz:: My potential has been unleashed! :rage:
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Nod 
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Damn, I'm taller and I weigh more than him. O_O .... Though I don't think my boxing experiance alone will be enough to beat him. XD
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that's great to know. yah, i think someone needs to be expert in mix martial arts to take him down.
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Man, that is vicious.
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thanks! =)
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No Problem.
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Bad Ass!
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thanks! =)
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Awwwwwesome! I always like the spin-off ideas of when good guys go evil ^__^ Gotta say - you nailed him perfectly evil!
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thanks my friend! =)
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