This article is about the Street Fighter character. For the protagonist of Ninja Gaiden, see Ryu Hayabusa.

Death Battle Combatant
The Wandering World Warrior
Origin Street Fighter
Company Capcom
Appearance(s) Ryu VS Scorpion
Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro (cameo)
Leon Kennedy VS Frank West (cameo)
Ryu VS Jin
The answer lies in the heart of battle.
~ Ryu

Ryu is the main protagonist of the Street Fighter series. He appeared in the 38th episode of Death Battle, Ryu VS Scorpion, where he fought against Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat series. He returned for the 95th episode of Death Battle, Ryu VS Jin, where he fought against Jin Kazama from the Tekken series.


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)


  • Height: 175 cm | 5'9"
  • Weight: 68 kg | 150 lbs
  • 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

Ansatsuken Fighting Style

  • 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 Gouken, Gen & Oro
  • Likes: Mizuyokan, grapes, nature
  • Probably has some foot fungus




Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro

Ryu's fight with Scorpion was briefly seen in Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro when the two martial artists clashed.

Leon Kennedy VS Frank West

Ryu appeared as one of the outfit options Frank West was scrolling through from a video game arcade machine in his fight against Leon S. Kennedy.

One Minute Melee

Ryu appeared as a combatant in Season 2 of One Minute Melee, where he fought against his second Death Battle opponent, Jin Kazama from Tekken, with the match ending in a tie.

He made a cameo later in Master Hand VS Polygon Man, where he is seen challenging Master Hand (a reference to his appearance in the fourth Smash Bros.) before getting knocked out by Polygon Man.

He returned in a Bonus Episode in Season 6, where he and Ken Masters fought against Terry Bogard and Rock Howard from the King of Fighters series and lost.


Ryu made a cameo appearance as a McDonald's customer in Ronald McDonald VS Colonel Sanders.

He later appeared in Season 1 of DBX, where he fought Lucario from Pokémon and won.

He later returned again in Season 3, where he fought Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat and won (once again).




Season 1 Boba Fett - Samus Aran - Akuma - Shang Tsung - Rogue - Wonder Woman
Goomba - Koopa Troopa - Mike Haggar - Zangief - Leonardo - Donatello
Michelangelo - Raphael - Zitz - Leonardo - Yoshi - Riptor - Felicia - Taokaka
Kratos - Spawn - Bomberman - Dig Dug - Vegeta - Shadow the Hedgehog - Mario
Sonic the Hedgehog - Justin Bieber - Rebecca Black - Luke Skywalker
Harry Potter - Chun-Li - Mai Shiranui - Starscream - Rainbow Dash - Master Chief
Doomguy - Dr. Eggman - Dr. Wily - Princess Zelda - Princess Peach - Thor
Raiden - Link - Cloud Strife - Batman - Spider-Man - Pikachu - Blanka - Son Goku
Season 2 He-Man - Lion-O - Shao Kahn - M. Bison - Ryu Hayabusa - Strider Hiryu
Ivy Valentine - Black Orchid - Fox McCloud - Bucky O'Hare - The Terminator
RoboCop - Luigi - Tails - Venusaur - Blastoise - Charizard - Fulgore - Sektor
Godzilla - Gamera - Batman - Captain America - White Tigerzord - Gundam Epyon
Ryu - Scorpion - Deadpool - Deathstroke - Kirby - Majin Buu
Ragna the Bloodedge - Sol Badguy - Gaara - Toph Beifong - Boba Fett
Samus Aran - Chuck Norris - Segata Sanshiro - Guts - Nightmare - Iron Man
Lex Luthor - Beast - Goliath - Solid Snake - Sam Fisher - Darth Vader
Doctor Doom - Son Goku - Superman - Donkey Kong - Knuckles the Echidna
Wolverine - Raiden - Hercule Satan - Dan Hibiki - Yang Xiao Long - Tifa Lockhart
Mega Man - Astro Boy - Green Arrow - Hawkeye - Red - Charizard - Tai - Agumon
Season 3 Dante - Bayonetta - Bowser - Ganondorf - Ratchet & Clank - Jak & Daxter
The Flash - Quicksilver - The Joker - Sweet Tooth - Mewtwo
Shadow the Hedgehog - The Meta - Agent Carolina - Cammy White - Sonya Blade
Tracer - The Scout - Ken Masters - Terry Bogard - Amy Rose - Ramona Flowers
The Hulk - Doomsday - Roronoa Zoro - Erza Scarlet - Deadpool - Pinkie Pie
Season 4 Lara Croft - Nathan Drake - Scrooge McDuck - Shovel Knight - Venom - Bane
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Voltron Lion Force - Natsu Dragneel
Portgas D. Ace - Sub-Zero - Glacius - Android 18 - Captain Marvel - Metal Sonic
Zero - Lucario - Renamon - Balrog - TJ Combo - The Shredder - Silver Samurai
Smokey Bear - McGruff the Crime Dog - Thor - Wonder Woman - Naruto Uzumaki
Ichigo Kurosaki - Batman Beyond - Spider-Man 2099 - Sephiroth - Vergil
Season 5 Black Panther - Batman - Raven - Twilight Sparkle - Jotaro Kujo - Kenshiro
Crash Bandicoot - Spyro the Dragon - Sora - Pit - Leon S. Kennedy - Frank West
Doctor Strange - Doctor Fate - Ryu - Jin Kazama - Samurai Jack - Afro Samurai
Carnage - Lucy - Optimus Prime - RX-78-2 Gundam - Nightwing - Daredevil - Mario
Sonic the Hedgehog - Ultron - Sigma - Master Roshi - Jiraiya - Thanos - Darkseid
Season 6 Aquaman - Namor - Mega Man - Mega Man X - Mega Man Volnutt - MegaMan.EXE
Star Force Mega Man

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