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Ryu VS Jin is the 95th episode of Death Battle, featuring Ryu from the Street Fighter series and Jin Kazama from the Tekken series in a battle between fighting game mascots with demonic transformations.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: Everyone has different reasons for studying martial arts: for personal honor, to improve health...

Boomstick: And for kicking the crap out of the other people! Like with Ryu, the wandering World Warrior of Street Fighter.

Wiz: And Jin Kazama, the power-hungry martial arts master of Tekken.

Boomstick: He's Wiz and I'm Boomstick.

Wiz: And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win... a Death Battle.

Ryu

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Golden Dragon
by David O'Brien
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Wiz: He's the hero the world never knew. His name means "prosperous, plentiful, and abundant". He is the wandering warrior. He is... Ryu.

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Terracotta Runners
by Igor Dvorkin & Duncan Pittock
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Boomstick: That's a pretty epic introduction for a hobo.

Wiz: Orphaned at a young age, Ryu was adopted by the martial arts master Gouken. Under Gouken's training and beside his fellow student, Ken Masters, Ryu was trained in the art of Ansatsuken.

Boomstick: AKA: The Assassination Fist. This ancient fighting style was specifically designed for murder, which automatically makes it the best martial art ever.

Wiz: Well, Gouken actually taught Ryu a slightly altered variant of the Ansatsuken. Inspired by Karate, Kenpo, and Judo, Gouken's version was a generally non-lethal one.

Boomstick: Aw, lame.

Wiz: But the deadly side of the martial art lived on in Gouken's brother, Akuma, who would ultimately prove to be Gouken's downfall. One day, Ryu and Ken returned to their dojo to find their master... dead.

Boomstick: Eh, kind of, he got better later. But Ryu didn't know that, so he swore to wander the Earth perfecting his abilities until he could take down Akuma himself.

Wiz: With the Ansatsuken style, Ryu is a master at close quarter combat. With such techniques as the Shoryuken uppercut and the flying Hurricane Kick, he can take down most foes in mere seconds.

Boomstick: He's like a living helicopter of pain! But he can also use his ki as a weapon, firing a fireball of energy from his palms. Say it with me... "Hadouken!"

Wiz: Gouken's version of the Ansatsuken also taught Ryu several defensive techniques, including the skill to parry most other attacks with precise timing.

Boomstick: And with all these awesome powers of whooping ass, Ryu eventually made his way to the World Warrior Tournament.

Wiz: With his skills, Ryu quickly reached the top of the competition. For the title of World Warrior, he faced his toughest opponent yet: Sagat.

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Goliath Approaches
by Igor Dvorkin & Tim Garland
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Boomstick: Who ended up beating the shit out of him. But Sagat was surprisingly a pretty good sport, so when he thought the fight was over, he offered Ryu a hand up.

Wiz: And in that moment, something dark swelled from within Ryu's consciousness. A force so fierce and destructive, he couldn't contain it, and he lashed out. With an enraged shout and an explosion of blood, Ryu emerged as champion over Sagat's near-dead body. Ryu's dark side had been unleashed. This was the Satsui no Hado.

Boomstick: A violent inner force so extreme, its name actually means "Surge of Murderous Intent". If I ever knowingly father a child, I know what I'm naming him.

Wiz: Under the influence of the Satsui no Hado, Ryu falls into an uncontrollable rage known as Evil Ryu, where his physical and spiritual power skyrockets.

Boomstick: He can even teleport and use Akuma's favorite technique: the Shun Goku Satsu, which literally translates to "Instant Hell Murder". Okay, shit, now I gotta have two kids that I care about.

Wiz: The Shun Goku Satsu, or the "Raging Demon", is a fatal move which attacks the very soul of its victims with the gravity of all their past sins.

Boomstick: To make them die 1,000 deaths!

Wiz: But while the Satsui no Hado is a manifestation of Ryu's dark side...

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Li River
by James Banbury, Pete Davis & Chin King
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Wiz: ...He has achieved balance with the light. This is called Mu no Ken, or the Power of Nothingness.

Boomstick: Wait, that doesn't make any sense. What's he gonna do with nothing?

Wiz: By focusing on mental and spiritual refinement and detachment, Ryu has achieved the ultimate state of being. This begets a power strong enough to match and even surpass the Satsui no Hado.

Boomstick: Oh yeah, that's how Gouken survived Akuma's hell murder attack, and now Ryu's got the same power. Look at him go!

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Heyya Samurai 3
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Wiz: With all this power, Ryu's performed some incredible feats. Aside from winning the World Warrior Tournament, he's dodged bullets, destroyed skyscrapers, and survived Balrog's Gigaton Blow.

Boomstick: Yeah, remember him from that boxing match we did? He's strong enough to kill an elephant in one punch. Ryu is so tough that he survived getting impaled, and when he goes evil mode, he can just walk through gunfire.

Wiz: He's strong enough to lift this enormous boulder over his head. By estimating the boulder's volume compared to Ryu's height, and assuming a sandstone composition, we can determine it must weigh at least 36 tons.

Boomstick: Plus, there's a guy sitting on top of the boulder... and he's lifting his own boulder! Man, Oro's cool.

Wiz: While Ryu's fighting record isn't perfect, his wins far outnumber his losses. He's defeated his friend Ken, the dictator M. Bison, and even a genetically engineered super warrior named Seth.

Boomstick: But those were just pit stops compared to his frequent battles with Akuma, and if you don't know, Akuma shattered an island with a single punch, split Ayers Rock in half in Australia, and jumped to the ocean surface from 4,000 feet below, in three seconds! While destroying a submarine.

Wiz: That's about 3,000 miles per hour, by the way, and I guess he just powered through the bends.

Boomstick: Yeah, he's definitely final boss material.

Wiz: And so, years after Akuma's attack on his foster father, Ryu faced him for the final time, and with the power of Mu no Ken on his side, Ryu was victorious.

Boomstick: All in a day's work for everyone's favorite Street Fighter.


M. Bison: You had the power to actually defeat that beast! Now show it to me!

Ryu: This power is not to defeat. This is the power to push forward!


Jin Kazama

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Red Alert
by David O'Brien
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Wiz: If you met Jin Kazama when he was just a boy, you wouldn't figure he'd grow up to be one of the most dangerous men to ever live.

Boomstick: Unless you already knew about his super deadly and super crazy family.

Wiz: Jin was raised by his single mother, who taught him the Kazama family style martial arts after his father abandoned them.

Boomstick: Ah, story of my life. No really, those training days with Mama Boomstick were some of the best times of my life.

Wiz: One day, Jin's mother sensed a great evil approaching. She told him that if anything were to happen to her, he should seek out his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima.

Boomstick: Right on cue, a big ass ogre showed up and attacked 'em. When Jin came to, his mom and Shrek were nowhere to be seen. Don't you hate it how moms are always right?

Wiz: Thankfully, it wasn't too difficult for Jin to find Heihachi.

Boomstick: Yeah, he's super rich and has a really tall building. Kinda hard to miss.

Wiz: So rich, in fact, that Heihachi owned a multinational conglomerate empire, with its own banking, weaponry, military forces, and just for kicks, a martial arts tournament.

Boomstick: Woah! Why didn't Mom tell him about this? Time to collect on those missing Christmas presents, Granddad.

Wiz: Well, she also forgot to mention Heihachi is a terrible father, who's obsessed with throwing his own son off cliffs. Nobody's perfect, I guess.

Boomstick: Regardless, under Heihachi's guidance, Jin trained and perfected the Mishima-Ryu fighting style. With two types of martial arts mastered, he's got all sorts of techniques that can pack a punch.

Wiz: Such as the Flash Punch Combo and the electrically-charged Lightning Screw Uppercut.

Boomstick: Or his famous 10-Hit Combo Chain. Once he gets you stuck in his flurry of punches and kicks, you're not going anywhere until he finishes you off with a classic Dragon Uppercut.

Wiz: With these talents and a thirst for revenge, Jin entered his grandfather's King of Iron Fist tournament. There he came face to face with the ogre once again, but instead of, you know, interrogating him to find out what happened to his mother, Jin just killed him. Nice job, stupid, there goes the only lead you had.

Boomstick: Eh, nothing tastes better then sweet, sweet revenge. Except for maybe Mom's cooking. Well, unfortunately, it didn't last long, 'cause he got shot up... by his grandfather. Ah, that son of a bitch! Mama always said never trust a bald man who tells his barber "Give me the Wolverine!"

Wiz: But, Jin had a surprise for Heihachi, and for himself, actually. Thanks to his family line, he has inherited the dreaded and parasitic Devil Gene.

Boomstick: Which turns him into a flying, laser-shooting demon person! Now that's one genetic disorder you can sign me up for!

Wiz: Good news, then, I've been working on an artificial, digestible version of the Devil Gene myself.

Boomstick: Oh yeah? Would that happen to be the chewy fruit candy in the blue bucket?

Wiz: What did you do?

Boomstick: Well, my dog Jack Spaniels was wandering around scrounging for food as he does, and uh, I was wondering why he suddenly grew horns... and wings...

Wiz: You've got to be shitting me.

Boomstick: Anyway, compared to his base form, Devil Jin's strength, speed, and durability are better than ever.

Wiz: Devil Jin is strong enough to throw people dozens of feet and even smash them through walls. For this instance in particular, he's pushing Heihachi through the limestone wall of an Aztec pyramid. To do this, Jin must have struck the wall with force equal to at least 10 tons per square inch.

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Paranoia
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Boomstick: Hell, Jin is stronger than this guy called Raven, who can toss around this giant war robot named... NANCY!

Wiz: When compared to real-life robots of similar size, and accounting for additional weaponry and gear, this machine should weigh anywhere between 15 to 30 tons. Also, Jin is fast enough to dodge bullets and fly into orbit.

Boomstick: And survive falling all the way back down!

Wiz: Which puts his maximum flight speed over escape velocity. That's more than 25,000 miles per hour.

Boomstick: He can even punch so fast he causes shockwaves. That's right: Jin throws punches faster than the speed of sound. Remind me never to give him a high five.

Wiz: Totally reasonable, considering his grandfather can catch bullets in his teeth from just 20 feet away.

Boomstick: And surely Jin can do better than that. Heihachi doesn't even have the Devil Gene!

Wiz: That's right. The Devil Gene traces back not to Heihachi, but to Jin's grandmother...

Boomstick: Who freaking rides tigers!

Wiz: As a result, Heihachi's son Kazuya inherited the Devil Gene and passed it on to Jin.

Boomstick: Kazuya's powers are basically the same as Jin's, and he's shown just how far the Devil form can go. He's shot a blast powerful enough to erupt a volcano, and survived a satellite laser straight out of Independence Day.

Wiz: This is the same laser that once shot the robotic soldier Gun-Jack. By measuring the blast radius and resulting devastation, the laser's firepower appears to equal 3.7 megatons of TNT.

Boomstick: You know the bomb that got dropped on Nagasaki in World War: the Sequel? Yeah, this laser's like 176 of those hitting all at once.

Wiz: While the Devil Gene can sometimes be difficult for Jin to control, it provides an enormous advantage against almost any foe.

Boomstick: With it, he's won three of the four King of Iron Fist Tournaments he's entered. He's defeated Heihachi, Kazuya, and even the supposed OG devil man himself, Azazel. Too bad he had to start World War: the Second Sequel just to find him. Kind of a dick move.

Wiz: Jin's certainly no angel, and hardly a hero. Still, when it comes down to it, he is the Child of Destiny, and not even the Devil's blood can seal his fate.


Xiaoyu: Can't you understand? All this fighting is pointless! It's never going to end!

Jin: It will end with this bloodline, and that is why I fight.


Prelude

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!

Boomstick: But first, all this talk of "Jin" is makin' me wanna pour a glass and eat some delicious Blue Apron.

Wiz and Boomstick read out an advertisement for Blue Apron.

Boomstick: But right now, IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!

Boomstick: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

(The transcript below is exclusive to the YouTube version of the episode.)

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!

Boomstick: But first, all this talk of "Jin" is makin' me wanna pour a glass and eat some delicious Blue Apron.

Wiz and Boomstick read out an advertisement for Blue Apron.

Boomstick: But right now, IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

(The transcript below is exclusive to the Rooster Teeth version of the episode.)

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!

Boomstick: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

Death Battle

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Fight Like a Devil
by Therewolf Media ft. Omega Sparx
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Inside a training dojo, Ryu is seen honing his skills on a Wing Chun punching bag by punching it from multiple angles. He ends by kicking the bag with his Joudan Sokutogeri, sending it flying forward. However, the bag is suddenly stopped by a force that emits electricity. Ryu turns around to see Jin Kazama holding the bag with his powerful palm.

Jin tosses the bag to the other side of the dojo where Ryu is as he walks forward.

Jin: There's no way I can lose.

Ryu: Talk is cheap. The answer lies in the heart of battle.

Both fighters prepare their stances.

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Jin runs forward and starts throwing some punches that Ryu blocks. When Ryu tries countering, however, Jin grabs his arm and elbows him forward. Ryu dodges Jin's follow-up punches and tries throwing another hook, but Jin blocks it and pushes him forward with his charged fist. Jin lands a spinning kick on Ryu's head to push the Street Fighter back.

Jin charges forward to deliver another set of blows, but Ryu blocks it and sends the Tekken champion back with his own punches before landing a mini Tatsumaki Senpukyaku on Jin's face. As Jin recovers on the ground, Ryu charges for the opening, but Jin quickly gets back up and headbutts Ryu before landing a flying kick in the warrior's face.

Jin somersaults back and launches into the air with an electric-charged punch. Ryu rolls to the left to narrowly avoid the powerful blow and Jin runs in for a sweep, which Ryu steps over before blocking a punch. Jin then successfully kicks Ryu in the side and goes for another punch only to see that Ryu had blocked it with just his right hand. Jin goes on a punching frenzy, but each punch is blocked by Ryu's fast moving hand, and after the final punch is blocked, Ryu fires a close-range Hadoken.

Ryu: Hadoken!

Jin stumbles back after getting hit, and in that split-second, Ryu channels electricity through his body and goes for a jumping kick. After being struck, Jin gets back on the defensive by dodging a swing and blocking two punches, but then a kick to his head gets through followed by two more blows. Ryu takes on his super move stance and unleashes his enhanced spin kick, rapidly spinning in place while kicking Jin repeatedly. At its climax, Jin is then struck on the jaw by Ryu's fist.

Ryu: Shoryuken!

The electricity-enhanced uppercut sends Jin to the ground, sliding across it before hitting the lower wall. Ryu then charges up an even more powerful Hadoken.

Ryu: Shinku... Hadoken!

The massive projectile comes rushing toward Jin, who is unable to avoid it as he gets up. As a result, it strikes him head-on, a ki explosion going off as Ryu stares into the dust clouds to see his opponent.

Ryu: You can do better than that. Come on!

Suddenly, red lightning begin to emerge around Jin's body.

Jin: I shall show you fear!

Transforming into his Devil form, Jin stands up and spreads his wings, shouting as a red aura emerges from his third eye and a shockwave is produced to make Ryu brace himself.

Devil Jin: Out of my way!

As Ryu composes himself, Jin flies upward to strike him from below. Ryu barely sidesteps it in time to dodge the attack, the punch hitting the floor before Jin swings at his opponent again. Ryu rolls backward as Jin hops and flies towards the Street Fighter, thrusting his knee into Ryu's stomach. He then follows it up by punching him thrice, the last one knocking Ryu upward.

Devil Jin: You insect!

He then flies into Ryu, knocking him further into the air before grabbing hold of him by the back of the neck. After gaining control in mid-air, he slams Ryu into the ground, the sheer force bursting a hole in the dojo's floor.

The impact is seen from inside an underground vault as Ryu and various pieces of debris fall a great distance before hitting the ground. Soon after, Jin lands on Ryu with both his feet at full force, pinning Ryu to the ground. He then raises his right foot and, despite Ryu raising his hand in a plea, stomps on his face. Just then, however, a faint red aura emerges around Ryu, something Jin takes note of as he flies backward off of his opponent. Red ki surges from Ryu, who has now tapped into his evil side, sporting a darker gi, a hole-like wound in his chest, and red eyes.

Evil Ryu roars as he fires off a barrage of one-handed Hadokens, each intended to strike the aerial Devi Jin, who flies to the side to avoid them as even larger debris begins falling from above. Jin rolls across the closest chunk of rock before running across it and leaping over a large gap. Meanwhile, Ryu leaps to the same chunk Jin is now on, and the two charge towards each other with all their fury.

Their two intended strikes miss as they fly past each other. Ryu turns around and fires three more Hadokens, each of which Jin disipates with his fists. Ryu then tried to charge another Hadoken, but stops to roll out of the way of Jin's Devil Beam. As Jin lands, Ryu goes for a downward stomping kick, but Jin flies back to avoid it before blocking a Hadoken with his wing. He then blocks an oncoming kick and a punch while Ryu fires two more Hadokens to no results as Jin lands a punch to Ryu's head. He goes to capitalize off of it with more kicks, but Ryu blocks three of them and ducks under another before this opportunity to fire a Hadoken that knocks Jin upward. He follows that up with two kicks, the second of which sends Jin flying into a massive piece of debris falling behind them with enough force to shatter it upon impact. Jin quickly recovers upon landing back down on the rock chunk as Ryu charges forward.

Evil Ryu: Here I come!

Devil Jin: Right here!

The two leap into the air to strike the other with their fists, but their punches end up colliding. The sheer force causes a massive explosion of dark energy, resulting in even more debris raining down in the aftermath. Both fighters roll on the ground away from each other, with Ryu hitting a wall back-first and Jin regaining his footing. Heavily breathing, he gets back up, but Ryu can only get himself barely off the ground as his red aura dissipates and he returns to his normal state.

Jin slowly approaches the World Warrior on foot before grabbing him by the back of his head, the red lightning surging from his hand causing Ryu to shout out in pain. He then lifts Ryu up to his feet and holds him by his throat, charging his third eye before unleashing a near point-blank Devil Beam right at Ryu's face. Ryu screams as the red glow of the beam can be seen from a distance.

Suddenly, a white aura emerges around Ryu, restoring his gi back to their proper colors and turning his eyes pure white. Now tapping into the Power of Nothingness, Ryu charges this white ki in his right hand and strikes Jin in the chest, knocking him backward and stopping his point-blank attack. In that instant, Ryu then charges up his trademark move before unleashing a Mu no Ken-powered beam Hadoken straight through Jin's body.

Ryu: HAAAAAAAAA!!!

Jin screams as the massive beam fires upward for some time before dissipating. The Tekken champion's dead body, now with a giant hole through his torso, then rolls across the ground before coming to a stop, leaving a trail of blood from where he had slid. As this happens, Ryu staggers to the ground as he reverts back to his normal state once more. He then stands back up and looks over at his deceased opponent as he puts his right hand in the air.

Ryu: I walk the path of the true warrior.

He clenches it into a fist and closes his eyes, silently taking in his victory.

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Results

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Fight Like a Devil
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Boomstick: Oh, I get why it's called the Power of Nothingness now. There's nothing left in his chest.

Wiz: This one was a tricky match to decipher. Both Ryu and Jin had many displays of incredible feats, but very few truly showcased the upper limits of their power. We know that in their base forms, both could lift around 30 tons and move at supersonic speeds. Also, we know Ryu could maintain a much better level of control and discipline in Mu no Ken than Jin in Devil form.

Boomstick: Yeah, hardcore Tekken fans know he had pretty good control over it in that Blood Vengeance movie, but it's pretty inconsistent with game canon. Even Tekken's creator has said it's not canon.

Wiz: Also, Jin's fall from orbit feat was impressive, but it is hard to quantify due to its presentation. Even if we assume we are to take it literally, a man of Jin's size landing at terminal velocity would equal around 18 tons of force.

Boomstick: But to find their limits, we had to scale them to comparable characters.

Wiz: Scaling Jin to his father Kazuya was logical. Kazuya survived that 3.7 megaton laser blast, and it's clear it was necessary for him to be in Devil form to do so. Kazuya's own laser blast was strong enough to help kick off a volcano's eruption, a feat which could require up to 100 megatons of TNT... but that's a very generous estimate, and its actual potency is likely much less.

Boomstick: Since their power comes from the same place, and Jin's even defeated Kazuya before, it's safe to say Jin can do all this, too. As for Ryu, we knew exactly who we had to scale him to. Let's talk about Akuma.

Wiz: First off, just to prove this scaling is reasonable, Ryu and Akuma share very similar abilities. Both were trained in the Ansatsuken fighting style, and both possessed the Satsui no Hado. They fought each other several times, and when the story was all said and done, Ryu emerged ultimately victorious based on his skill alone.

Boomstick: Now that that's out of the way, let's watch Akuma punch an island to death!

Wiz: With a single strike, Akuma managed to break apart an entire island so thoroughly that Ryu, who was on the island, was left floating helplessly in nearly clear water. Assuming the island is somewhat circular, we've estimated the volume and deduced that in order to fragment the island like this, Akuma's punch must have been over 400 megatons of TNT.

Boomstick: That's more than four times stronger than anything a Devil Gene has pulled off, and Ryu takes blows from this guy all the time.

Wiz: Sure, Ryu wasn't getting hit with 400 megatons every time Akuma landed a punch, but the most a Devil Gene carrier has ever survived amounts to less than 1% in comparison. Even if Jin could survive a strike as strong as Kazuya's volcano feat, it still pales in comparison. The fact that Ryu survived being on the island as it was blown apart helps justify this scaling, too.

Boomstick: Well, Jin still takes the speed advantage with that flight into orbit, but it doesn't mean much when the difference of power and toughness is this massive.

Wiz: When it came down to it, Ryu's strength, durability, and control were just too far out of Jin's reach.

Boomstick: Wait, Wiz, we forgot a feat! You remember that Gun-Jack robot? A later model of Jack once destroyed a meteor. Couldn't we just scale Jin to that?

Wiz: Well, it's unsupported by canon material, but even if we did, guess who destroyed an even bigger meteor?

Boomstick: Akuma?

Wiz: Akuma.

Boomstick: Damn. Well, Jin up everybody, Ryu's Tekken care of business.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Ryu.


Ryu charges up ki in his hands and fires off a Hadoken at the screen.

Ryu: HADOUKEN!


Original Track

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Fight Like a Devil
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Fight Like a Devil" by Therewolf Media featuring rapper Omega Sparx (best known for his work on TJ Combo's theme in Killer Instinct, which was featured in Balrog VS TJ Combo). The track is a rap piece which imagines a rap battle between the two combatants, with Omega referencing both fighters' moves and their history as they attempt to surpass each other. It isn't out of place in either series, as both Street Fighter and Tekken feature a number of rap battle tracks. A brief motif from Ryu's theme from Street Fighter II is also featured in the track.

Title

The title references both combatants status as experienced martial artists and their dark natures. It's also a play on words of Ryu's home series (Street Fighter) and Jin's powerful super form (Devil Jin).

Cover Arts

The original cover art done by Luis Cruz simply depicts a split silhouette of both combatants, with Ryu on the left and Devil Jin on the right.

The new cover art (which was created for the track's reupload following Rooster Teeth's shutdown) simply just contains the title of the track on a black background.

Lyrics

[Ryu]
Better start moving
I'm throwing the Shoryuken
Thinking you the best
Then prove it, let’s start dukin'

[Jin]
Nah, I bob quick, then hit you with God Fists
Shoulder Flip, arm twists, your threats are harmless

[Ryu]
I'm the road warrior, walking around in dysphoria
All your moves are flash and trash I’m ignoring 'em
Everywhere that I roam I'm a foreigner
Better hear me, your warnings up, before I leave a mark on your chest for the coroner

[Jin]
I'm Jin Kazama, I'm bringing the drama, I'm a -
- kick the flame out your dragon mouth, just tap out
The whole world's against me, so what's another peon?
Don't rattle the blood inside of me, you’ll be dead to the eons

[Ryu]
You ain’t ready to face the hard streets
I rock in mach speed and Tatsumaki
Hurricane for your pain, I just knock my foes
And if they last a few rounds I got the Dark Hadou

[Jin]
I got the Lightning, frightening to everybody fighting
I make a world crisis whenever I get excited
I can knock you through stages and level screens
And if you past a few rounds I'll bring the Devil Gene

[Ryu]
Refigure my V-Trigger get beat quicker
You can’t manage, your soul vanish with stun damage
I go frantic, with every move when I'm Hyper
Uppercut to the gut, I'm bout to tear your life up!

[Hook]
(Fight!)
It's a war, lift your hands
Power up, let’s see who can stand
(Let's Fight!)
Hear the roar from the fans
Who can win with moves and commands
(Fight!)
It's a war, lift your hands
Power up, let's see who can stand
(Let's Fight!)
Hear the roar from the fans
Who can win with moves and commands

[Devil Jin vs Evil Ryu]
You - Can't - Beat - Me
I - am - Rage!
Fire - Fall
All - Days

[Bridge]
I got a feeling, the powers building, I'm ill all night
I been concealing it, now I'm wielding it, reel in fright
Your death is imminent, stop defending it, end on sight
With no remembrance, disassemble your will to fight

[Hook]
(Fight!)
It's a war, lift your hands
Power up, let's see who can stand
(Let's Fight!)
Hear the roar from the fans
Who can win with moves and commands
(Fight!)
It's a war, lift your hands
Power up, let's see who can stand
(Let's Fight!)
Hear the roar from the fans
Who can win with moves and commands

(Fight!)
(Let's Fight!)
(Fight!)
(Let's Fight!)

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Ryu and Jin Kazama are that they are both Japanese main protagonists of popular fighting game series, and have a transformation in which they are possessed by evil influences (Evil Ryu and Devil Jin, respectively). Both also have older, evil counterparts with similar powers and techniques, who try to goad them into using their dark forms (Akuma and Kazuya Mishima, respectively). Both also initially sought revenge for their parental figures (Gouken and Jun Kazama, respectively) who were believed to have been killed by one of the antagonists. Both would eventually purge themselves of their dark forms and receive a new form that served as its antithesis (The Power of Nothingness and Angel Jin, respectively).
    • Both characters were portrayed by British actor Jon Foo in live-action.
    • Both characters have appeared together in several crossovers, including Namco X Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken, Project X Zone, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as Ryu is playable and Jin is a Spirit).
  • This was the last episode to feature Torrian Crawford as the lead animator during his original tenure on the show before he left to start working on gen:LOCK. He would later return to animate episodes again from Black Widow VS Widowmaker to Blake VS Mikasa, though typically as a more collaborative process compared to his prior work.

Easter Eggs

Errors

  • Originally, Ryu's birthday was listed twice in his "Background" slide. This was fixed later.
  • Ryu's hair is seen clipping through his headband throughout the entire animation.
  • Ryu's belt is incorrectly colored purple in the fight, when it is usually black. It changes to black in his Evil Ryu form, but it changes back to purple when he taps into the Power of Nothingness.
  • After Jin transforms into his Devil form, his foot guards disappear.
  • Near the climax of the fight, when Jin grabs Ryu by the throat, there appears to be missing polygons in Ryu's neck.

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DEATH BATTLE Episodes
Season 1 1 Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (2010)2 Akuma VS Shang Tsung3 Rogue VS Wonder Woman4 Goomba VS Koopa5 Haggar VS Zangief6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale7 Zitz VS Leonardo8 Yoshi VS Riptor9 Felicia VS Taokaka10 Kratos VS Spawn11 Bomberman VS Dig Dug12 Vegeta VS Shadow13 Mario VS Sonic (2011)14 Justin Bieber VS Rebecca Black14.5 DEATH BATTLE! vs The World15 Luke Skywalker VS Harry Potter16 Chun-Li VS Mai Shiranui17 Starscream VS Rainbow Dash18 Master Chief VS Doomguy19 Eggman VS Wily20 Zelda VS Peach21 Thor VS Raiden22 Link VS Cloud (2012)23 Batman VS Spider-Man24 Pikachu VS Blanka25 Goku VS Superman 1
Season 2 26 He-Man VS Lion-O27 Shao Kahn VS M. Bison28 Ryu Hayabusa VS Strider Hiryu29 Ivy VS Orchid30 Fox McCloud VS Bucky O'Hare31 Terminator VS RoboCop32 Luigi VS Tails32.5 Vegeta VS Mewtwo?33 Pokémon Battle Royale34 Fulgore VS Sektor35 Godzilla VS Gamera36 Batman VS Captain America37 Tigerzord VS Gundam Epyon38 Ryu VS Scorpion39 Deadpool VS Deathstroke40 Kirby VS Majin Buu41 Ragna VS Sol Badguy42 Gaara VS Toph43 Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (2015)44 Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro45 Guts VS Nightmare46 Iron Man VS Lex Luthor47 Beast VS Goliath48 Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher49 Darth Vader VS Doctor Doom50 Goku VS Superman 251 Donkey Kong VS Knuckles52 Wolverine VS Raiden53 Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki54 Yang VS Tifa55 Mega Man VS Astro Boy56 Green Arrow VS Hawkeye57 Pokémon VS Digimon
Season 3 58 Dante VS Bayonetta59 Bowser VS Ganon60 Ratchet & Clank VS Jak & Daxter61 Flash VS Quicksilver62 Joker VS Sweet Tooth63 Mewtwo VS Shadow64 Meta VS Carolina65 Cammy VS Sonya66 Tracer VS Scout67 Ken VS Terry68 Amy Rose VS Ramona Flowers69 Hulk VS Doomsday70 Zoro VS Erza71 Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie
Season 4 72 Lara Croft VS Nathan Drake73 Scrooge McDuck VS Shovel Knight74 Venom VS Bane75 Power Rangers VS Voltron76 Natsu VS Ace77 Sub-Zero VS Glacius78 Android 18 VS Captain Marvel79 Metal Sonic VS Zero80 Lucario VS Renamon81 Balrog VS TJ Combo82 Shredder VS Silver Samurai83 Smokey Bear VS McGruff the Crime Dog84 Thor VS Wonder Woman85 Naruto VS Ichigo86 Batman Beyond VS Spider-Man 209987 Sephiroth VS Vergil
Season 5 88 Black Panther VS Batman89 Raven VS Twilight Sparkle90 Jotaro VS Kenshiro91 Crash VS Spyro92 Sora VS Pit93 Leon Kennedy VS Frank West94 Doctor Strange VS Doctor Fate95 Ryu VS Jin96 Samurai Jack VS Afro Samurai97 Carnage VS Lucy98 Optimus Prime VS Gundam99 Nightwing VS Daredevil100 Mario VS Sonic (2018)101 Ultron VS Sigma102 Roshi VS Jiraiya103 Thanos VS Darkseid
Season 6 104 Aquaman VS Namor105 Mega Man Battle Royale106 Black Widow VS Widowmaker107 Captain Marvel VS Shazam108 Wario VS King Dedede109 Ben 10 VS Green Lantern110 Weiss VS Mitsuru111 Johnny Cage VS Captain Falcon112 Aang VS Edward Elric113 Ghost Rider VS Lobo114 Dragonzord VS Mechagodzilla115 Sasuke VS Hiei116 Ganondorf VS Dracula117 Mob VS Tatsumaki118 Deadpool VS Mask119 All Might VS Might Guy
Season 7 120 Miles Morales VS Static121 Black Canary VS Sindel122 Leonardo VS Red Ranger Jason123 Genos VS War Machine124 Gray VS Esdeath125 Goro VS Machamp126 Cable VS Booster Gold127 Obi-Wan Kenobi VS Kakashi128 Danny Phantom VS American Dragon Jake Long129 She-Ra VS Wonder Woman130 Beerus VS Sailor Galaxia131 Zuko VS Shoto Todoroki132 Flash VS Sonic132.5 The Seven Battle Royale133 Winter Soldier VS Red Hood134 Venom VS Crona135 Sabrewulf VS Jon Talbain136 Red VS Blue137 Batgirl VS Spider-Gwen138 Sanji VS Rock Lee139 Hulk VS Broly
Season 8 140 Yoda VS King Mickey141 Shadow VS Ryuko142 Lex Luthor VS Doctor Doom143 Heihachi Mishima VS Geese Howard144 Blake VS Mikasa145 Iron Fist VS Po146 Steven Universe VS Star Butterfly147 Link VS Cloud (2021)148 Batman VS Iron Man149 Goku Black VS Reverse-Flash150 Macho Man VS Kool-Aid Man151 DIO VS Alucard152 Akuma VS Shao Kahn153 Korra VS Storm154 Madara VS Aizen155 Saitama VS Popeye
Season 9 156 Harley Quinn VS Jinx157 Scarlet Witch VS Zatanna158 Tanjiro VS Jonathan Joestar159 Thor VS Vegeta160 Omni-Man VS Homelander161 Magneto VS Tetsuo162 Hercules VS Sun Wukong163 Boba Fett VS Predator163.5 Excalibur VS Raiden164 James Bond VS John Wick165 Black Adam VS Apocalypse166 Trunks VS Silver167 SpongeBob VS Aquaman168 Jason Voorhees VS Michael Myers169 Sauron VS Lich King170 Deku VS Asta171 Gogeta VS Vegito
Season 10 172 Ant-Man VS Atom173 Skyrim VS Dark Souls174 Killua VS Misaka175 Stitch VS Rocket Raccoon176 Darth Vader VS Obito Uchiha177 Phoenix VS Raven178 Guts VS Dimitri179 Martian Manhunter VS Silver Surfer180 Bill Cipher VS Discord181 Cole MacGrath VS Alex Mercer182 Frieza VS Megatron183 Gojo VS Makima184 Scooby-Doo VS Courage the Cowardly Dog185 Rick Sanchez VS The Doctor186 Goku VS Superman (2023)187 Galactus VS Unicron
Season 11 ??? Wile E. Coyote VS Tom Cat*
Unknown ??? Ruby VS Maka*
*Currently unreleased
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