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Ryu has fought over 300 video game characters



As you may have heard, Ryu is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS today. For the first time ever, Ryu will try his luck against iconic gaming icons like Mario, Link, and Pikachu. Sonic is also in the game. Now that Ryu can scratch almost 50 new foes off his bucket list, I thought it would be interesting to list every character Ryu has gone one on one with (or two on two, or three on three depending on the game) in a video game. This is not necessarily limited to fighting games, but I'm not counting random monsters from Project X Zone or Namco X Capcom. I'm also not counting Card Fighters Clash since you're not actually Ryu. Puzzle Fighter counts because reasons. I am counting Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game too. Most of this is sourced (and ctrl C ctrl V'd) from Fighter's Generation and the Street Fighter wiki..

Street Fighter
Ken, Violent Ken, Lee, Eagle, Birdie, Geki, Joe, Gen, Mike, Retsu, Adon, Sagat, Chun-Li, Guile, Dhalsim, Blanka, Zangief, E.Honda, Balrog, Vega, Bison, Cammy, Fei Long, Dee Jay, T. Hawk, Akuma, Shin Akuma, Oni Akuma, Cyber Akuma, Nanase, Kairi, Sakura, Hokuto, Skullomania, Pullum Purna, Darun, Cracker Jack, D. Dark, Area, Vulcano Rosso, Sharon, Shadowgeist, Garuda, Ace, Allen, Blair, Hayate, Blade, Captain Sawada, Arkane, F7, Khyber, Cycloid Beta, Cycloid Gamma, Guy, Rolento, Charlie, Shadow Charlie, Birdie, Rose, Sodom, Dan, Cody, Karin, R.Mika, Juli, Juni, Evil Ryu, Remy, Makoto, Q, Twelve, Alex, Yun, Yang, Ibuki, Dudley, Necro, Sean, Oro, Elena, Hugo, Urien, Gill, C. Viper, El Fuerte, Abel, Rufus, Seth, Gouken, Hakan, Juri, Poison, Decapre, Shadow Lady

Capcom
Mega Man, Bad Boxart Mega Man, Mega Man Volnutt, Roll, Zero, Tron Bonne, Servbot, B.B. Hood, Morrigan, Felicia, Sir Arthur, Tessa, Lei Lei/Hsien-Ko, Donovan, Anita, Devilot, Norimaro, Anakaris, Amingo, Son Son, Ruby Heart, Jill Valentine, Wesker, Nemesis, Chris Redfield, Captain Commando, Strider, Jin Saotome, Dante, Trish, Vergil, Amaterasu, Yami, Nathan Spencer, Haggar, Batsu, Akira, Kyosuke, D.D., Rook, Firebrand, Frank West, Phoenix Wright, Kyosuke, Asura, Maki, Demetri, Ingrid, Leo, Hydron, Hauzer, Kenji, Jedah, Pyron, Soki, Saki, PTX-40A, Viewtiful Joe, MegaMan Juno (Rockman Juno), Vile (BABA), Astaroth, Nebiroth (Nebiros), Huitzil (Phobos), Jedah Dohma, Lilith, Lord Raptor (Zabel Zarock), Q-Bee, The Grandmaster, Solo, Strider Hien, Tonpooh, Druk, Shturm, Shturm Jr

SNK
Akari, Kyo, Benimaru, Terry, King, Yuri, Ryo, Mai, Raiden, Iori, Kim, Yamazaki, Vice, Geese, Rugal, Nakoruru, Hibiki, Haohmaru, Rock, Todo, Chang, Joe, Athena, Orochi Iori, God Rugal, Earthquake, Shiki, Kasumi Todoh, Genjuro, Goenitz, Mars People, Mr. Karate, Leona

Marvel
Apocalypse, Spider-Man, Cable, Marrow, Captain America, Venom, Hulk, Gambit, War Machine, Wolverine, Omega Red, Rogue, Dr. Doom, Cyclops, Shuma-Gorath, Sentinel, Iron Man, Juggernaut, Magneto, Psylocke, Iceman, Storm, Silver Samurai, Thanos, Sabretooth, Blackheart, Spiral, Colossus, Abyss, Deadpool, She-Hulk, Super-Skrull, Dormammu, Thor, X-23, MODOK, Phoenix, Taskmaster, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, Nova, Rocket Raccoon, Galactus, Onslaught

Tatsunoko
Hakushon Daimao, Eagle Ken, Swan Jun, Condor Joe, Tekkaman, Tekkaman Blade, Casshan, Yatterman #1, Yatterman #2, Doronjo, Hurricane Polimar, Karas, Ippatsuman, Gold Lightan, Silver Lightan

Namco
Jin Kazama, Kazuya, Heihachi, Nina, Yoshimitsu, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, Ling Xiaoyu, Raven, Hwoarang, Steve Fox, Lili, Asuka, Marduk, King, Bob, Julia Chang, Kuma, Lars, Alisa, Christie, Jack-6, Bryan Fury, Lei Wulong, Ogre, Pac-Man, Armor King, Devil Kazuya, Mokujin, Prototype Jack, Leon Magnus (Judas), T-elos, Charade, Necron, Omicon, PTX-002C Gespenst Haken "Phantom", Skeith, Stehoney, Vajra, Amazona, Black Bravoman, Waya-Hime, Black Valkyrie, Kamüz, Malix (Zouna), Druaga, Janga, Joker (Joka), Kiso Yoshinaka, Minamoto no Yoritomo, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Saito Musashibo Benkei, Akatana, Byakuya X, Dokugozu, Dokumezu, Katana, Ninety Nine, Saya, Ain Belenus, Douhet Arambellum, Drei Belenus, Meden Traore

Sony
Cole MacGrath, Toro, Kuro

Nintendo
Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Rosalina, Bowser Jr., Lemmy, Roy, Wendy, Iggy, Morton, Larry, Ludvig, Dr. Mario, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Link, Toon Link, Ganondorf, Sheik, Zelda, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, Fox, Falco, Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, Charizard, Greninja, Lucario, Captain Falcon, Ness, Lucas, Marth, Boy Roy, Ike, Robin, Lucina, Pit, Palutena, Dark Pit, Mr. Game and Watch, Wario, Olimar, Alph, ROB, Villager, Little Mac, Wii Fit Trainer, Shulk, Duck Hunt, Mii Gunner, Mii Brawler, Mii Swordsman, Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Master Core

Sega
Sonic, V-Dural, "Aya-me" Ayame Fujieda, Ciseaux & Prelude, Selvaria Bles, Riemsianne La Vaes

332 was the original number before I started adding ones I missed. Take off some of the dupes like the koopalings if you want, but I'm sure it still totals to over 300. I'm not going to count the individual game series these characters come from, but it's probably a few dozen. I'm sure I forgot some or dupes slipped in, feel free to correct me.
 

gogojira

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Let me run the numbers and get back with you but I think you forgot to carry the two. Ryu has fought a lot of dudes.
 

Qurupeke

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Kind of amazing. Ryu is like the most basic and maybe mostly known fighter. He totally deserves such an achievement. Ryu vs The World.
 

Lijik

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this man simply will not rest until he has fought EVERY video game character
bubsy? the paddle from pong? he doesnt give a fuck, ryu is comin after you
 

Zalman

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This is why his inclusion in Smash makes so much sense. The dude is on an endless journey to become the best fighter in the world. Actually, not just in his world, but also in everyone else's.
 
You forgot Onslaught for Marvel.

Your list is missing Chris Redfield. :p
Added. I'll add anyone I forgot. The list must be comprehensive so our grandchildren can look at Ryu's fight record and marvel.

Yeah I know, but I thought only Lucas was today.
Yeah whoops, it's unconfirmed but let's pretend it's today. It would be ridiculous if it wasn't today or tomorrow since all the data is in the game.

World warrior.
Dimensional warrior.
 

JoeInky

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this man simply will not rest until he has fought EVERY video game character
bubsy? the paddle from pong? he doesnt give a fuck, ryu is comin after you

Speaking of the paddle from pong, you can attack some of the assist trophies in smash so wouldn't that inflate the number even more?

E: Also the stage bosses.
 

narton

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I just booted up Smash on Wii U , and it said installing DLC. I don't see any changes, it's still 1.0.7. Hmm...
 

Alfredo

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I still await the day on which he faces the likes of Scorpion and Sub-Zero.

Until then, it'll only be in my dreams...
 

freethought

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So Ryu is just a massive dick then? I'm surprised he wasn't just constantly smacking people around in the background of every scene in Wreck-It-Ralph.

Even Ken draws the line at kicking the shit out of Mario. That's like beating up you WWII vet granddad.
 

weekev

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So Ryu is just a massive dick then? I'm surprised he wasn't just constantly smacking people around in the background of every scene in Wreck-It-Ralph.

Even Ken draws the line at kicking the shit out of Mario. That's like beating up you WWII vet granddad.
What about Ness and Lucas. They are school kids. Hed get arrested but no jail would hold him.
 

Nightbird

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Impressive.
And I also think Stage Bosses and beatable Assist Trophies should be included. Even if they were not his challengers, he fought them, so this should count
 

nded

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So Ryu is just a massive dick then? I'm surprised he wasn't just constantly smacking people around in the background of every scene in Wreck-It-Ralph.

That's like saying every athlete or martial artist is a massive dick for participating in organized tournaments with other consenting opponents.