The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Baseball Highlights 2045
Patchwork
Twilight Struggle
Dominion Online
Mass Effect 2
Osmos
Space Hawk
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Galaxy Trucker
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Super Mario 64
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Doom (1993)
Rome: Total War
Mass Effect 3
Elder Sign: Omens
Civilization V: Gods & Kings
Destiny
Bloodborne
DOOM (2016)
Dark Souls III
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Tsuro
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Portal
Super Mario World
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords
Chrono Trigger
Carcassonne
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Mario Party 3
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart DS
Mario Kart Wii
NetHack
Icewind Dale
HλLF-LIFE²: Episode Two
Civilization IV
Killing Floor
Sid Meier's Pirates!
The Secret of Monkey Island
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Yoshi's Island DS
Resident Evil
Duke Nukem 3D
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy: Chekov's Lost Missions
Demon's Souls
Information
Primary Name
Ryu
Alternate Names
リュウ
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 6319
Description Edit | History

"Ryu (リュウ Ryū, written as 隆 Ryū in the original Street Fighter) is a video game character created by Capcom, the main protagonist of the Street Fighter series.

Premiering in the first Street Fighter, Ryu appears as the lead character from the game along with his best friend Ken participating in the Street Fighter tournament. Further games from the series show Ryu to be highly focused on his training, aiming to become the strongest he can. However, his powers also attract several criminals who want to use him for their plans.

Ryu has been the lead character of the Street Fighter series since the first game and has appeared in crossovers involving the franchise. He is also featured in manga from the series, anime adaptations and the 1994 live-action film.

In the first Street Fighter game, Ryu has red hair and wears a tattered white karate gi with a white hachimaki (headband), red gloves and red shoes. Also, a constant trait in his design is the Fūrinkazan (風林火山) kanji motif (meaning Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain), battle standard of the historical Japanese military leader Takeda Shingen, embroidered into his obi, simulating Karate Dan degrees. In Street Fighter II Ryu is shown to be older, with brown hair and a red hachimaki. He also fights barefooted this time. The Alpha series features a Ryu much like the one depicted in the original Street Fighter, with light red hair and a white hachimaki. In the Street Fighter III games, Ryu has black hair and facial stubble to show his growth in age. Street Fighter IV is chronologically set between II and III and so Ryu has a more mature look than he does in Street Fighter II but still not as aged looking as in Street Fighter III.

Because he was the only playable character in the original Street Fighter, Ryu's designer, Manabu Takemura, wanted to make him easy to identify with. In Street Fighter II, the character was selected for inclusion due to his presence in the first game, symbolizing the concept of a Japanese martial artist. As the series progressed, the design was made more muscular to coincide with the concept, while his white gi, considered his most defining characteristic by the development team, was meant to let viewers know he was "a karate master at first sight"."

Source: Wikipedia, "Ryu_(Street_Fighter)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Character Versions
Pg. 1
No Versions Found
More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Linked Items Relationship: Appears In
Sort: Genre: Theme: Mode: Media:
Pg. 1
Rank 4903
Num Ratings 12
Average Rating 5.99
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 13
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 1
Release Date 1997-06-25
Rank 2681
Num Ratings 13
Average Rating 7.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 28
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 5
Release Date 1999-00-00
Rank 6180
Num Ratings 17
Average Rating 4.87
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 8
Prev. Owned 5
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 2
Release Date 1987-00-00
Rank 976
Num Ratings 40
Average Rating 7.40
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 41
Prev. Owned 5
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 7
Release Date 1996-03-25
Rank 679
Num Ratings 49
Average Rating 7.53
Average Weight 2.50
Num Owned 64
Prev. Owned 9
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 2
Comments 10
Release Date 1998-07-00
Rank 3414
Num Ratings 13
Average Rating 6.62
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 16
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 3
Release Date 1995-06-27
Rank 372
Num Ratings 253
Average Rating 7.38
Average Weight 2.29
Num Owned 137
Prev. Owned 35
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 3
Comments 28
Release Date 1991-02-06
Rank 1290
Num Ratings 32
Average Rating 7.34
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 32
Prev. Owned 4
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 5
Release Date 1999-05-00
Rank 757
Num Ratings 125
Average Rating 7.11
Average Weight 2.80
Num Owned 204
Prev. Owned 26
For Trade 6
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 3
Comments 16
Release Date 2009-02-12
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.