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Ryu: The King of Crossovers

Ryu
Ryu. We all know him, and we’ve all played one of his games. He is not only the poster boy for Capcom, and its cross-over games, he is in a way a symbol of all fighting games. Originally hailing from the Capcom-made Street Fighter series dating back to 1987, Ryu has since gone on to appear in a staggering amount of cross-company games. This has inevitably lead him to tangle with some of the best and biggest fictional characters the world has ever known.

Ryu has made appearances many times outside of the Street Fighter series, so he’s probably exchanged blows with the highest amount of different types of popular characters – Masahiro Sakurai.

In a similar fashion to a previous article that I worked on, the Extended Mario Universe, this article’s goal is to outline every character who Ryu has ever tangled with on his quest to become the greatest fighter who ever lived.

Some notes:
– Duplicate characters were not counted, for example Evil Ryu, or Dr. Mario were not counted.
– Card/Mahjong games were not counted either.
– Green box outline denotes an Assist character in their home game.
The total…

634!

You can find the full list of names below:

SC
Street Fighter
Street Fighter (+11):
Ken Masters, Retsu, Geki, Joe, Mike, Lee, Gen, Birdie, Eagle, Adon, Sagat.

Street Fighter 2 series (+14):

E. Honda, Blanka, Guile, Chun-Li, Zangief, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega, M. Bison, T-Hawk, Cammy, Deejay, Fei Long, Akuma.

Street Fighter 3 series (+16):

Alex, Dudley, Elena, Ibuki, Necro, Oro, Sean Matsuda, Yun, Yang, Gill, Hugo, Urien, Makoto, Q, Remy, Twelve.

Street Fighter 4 series (+16):
Abel, El Fuerte, Rufus, Crimson Viper, Seth, Gouken, Dan, Sakura, Rose, Cody, Guy, Juri, Hakan, Rolento, Poison, Decapre.

Street Fighter 5 (+7):
Charlie(Nash), Necalli, Rainbow Mika, Rashid, Karin, Laura, F.A.N.G.

Street Fighter Alpha series (+5):
Sodom, Juni, Juli, Maki, Ingrid.

Street Fighter EX series (+19):
Hokuto, Doctrine Dark, Pullum Parna, Cracker Jack, Skullomania, Allen Snider, Blair Dame, Kairi, Darun Mister, Cycloid β, Cycloid γ, Garuda, Sharon, Hayate, Shadow Geist, Nanase, Ace, Area, V. Rosso.

Street Fighter: The Movie (+2):
Blade, Captain Sawada.

Super Puzzle Fighter Series (+8/10):
Morrigan Aensland, Donovan Baine, Hsien-Ko, Felicia, Devilotte, Mei-Ling, Anita, Tessa.

Dave, Xavier

Street Fighter x Tekken (+30):
Kazuya Mishima, Nina Williams, Heihachi Mishima, Kuma II, Asuka Kazama, Lili, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, Steve Fox, Hwoarang, King II, Craig Marduk, Julia Chang, Bob, Raven, Yoshimitsu, Ling Xiaoyu, Jin Kazama, Bryan Fury, Jack-X, Lars Alexanderson, Alisa Bosconovitch, Lei Wulong, Christie Monteiro, Ogre, Pac-Man, Bad Box Art Megaman, Toro, Curo, Cole MacGrath.

Marvel vs. Capcom Series
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (+9/10):
Cyclops, Gambit, Rogue, Juggernaut, Magneto, Sabretooth, Storm, Wolverine, Apocalypse.

Birdie.

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (+9):
Spider-Man, Shuma-Gorath, Omega Red, The Hulk, Blackheart, Captain america, U.S.Agent, Norimaro, Mephisto.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (+9/20):
Venom, War Machine, Strider Hiryu, Captain Commando, Jin Saotome, Mega Man, Roll, Onslaught, Lilith.

Lou & Firestorm, Unknown Soldier, Pure & Fur, Michelle Heart, Ton Pooh, Anita, Baby Head, Mack The Knife, Ginzu.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (+21/22):
Ruby Heart, Hayato, Amingo, Sonson, BB Hood, Anakaris, Tron Bonne, Servbot, Jill Valentine, Sentinel, Iron Man, Dr. Doom, Colossus, Spiral, Cable, Iceman, Silver Samurai, Psylocke, Marrow, Thanos, Abyss.

Tyrant

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 series (+31/32):
Nemesis, Chris Redfield, Wesker, Firebrand, Arthur, Zero, Nathan Spencer, Mike Haggar, Frank West, Phoenix Wright, Vergil, Dante, Trish, Viewtiful Joe, Amaterasu, Nova, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, Rocket Raccoon, Dormammu, Deadpool, X23, Thor, M.O.D.O.K., Super Skrull, Jean Grey, She-Hulk, Taskmaster, Galactus.

Maya.

Other Capcom vs. Games
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (+20/23):
Batsu Ichimonji, Saki Omokane, Kaijin No Soki, Mega Man Volnutt, PTX-40A, Yami, Casshan, Doronjo, Hakushon Damaō, Ippatsuman, Gold Lightan, Yatterman-1, Yatterman-2, Tekkaman, Tekkaman Blade, Joe The Condor, Ken The Eagle, Jun The Swan, Karas, Polimar.

Friender, Boyacky, Tonzra.

Capcom Fighting Jam (+7):
Demitri Maximoff, Jedah, Leo, Hauzer, Hydron, Kenji, Pyron.

Capcom Fighting All-Stars (Cancelled) (+4):
D.D., Akira, Rook, Death.

SNK vs. Capcom series (+34):
Kyosuke, Akari Ichijou, Athena Asamiya, Benimaru Nikaido, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge, Earthquake, Geese Howard, Haohmaru, Iori Yagami, Orochi Iori, Joe Higashi, Kim Kaphwan, Genjuro Kibagami, Goenitz, Mars People, Shiki, King, Kyo Kusanagi, Kasumi Todoh, Hibiki Takane, Leona, Mai Shiranui, Mr. Karate, Nakoruru, Raiden, Rock Howard, Rugal Bernstein, Ryo Sakazaki, Ryuhaku Todoh, Ryuji Yamazaki, Terry Bogard, Vice, Yuri Sakazaki.

Project X Zone 1 (97/110):
Megaman X, Haken Brown, Kaguya Nanbu, Kite, BlackRose, Kogoro Tenzai, Mii Koryuuji, KOS-MOS, T-elos, Astoroth, Reiji Arisu, Xiaomu, Soma Schicksal, Alisa Illinchina Amiella, Yuri Lowell, Estellise Sidos Heurassein, Akira Yuki, Pai Chan, Gemini Sunrise, Erica Fontaine, Ichiro Ogami, Sakura Shinguji, Kurt Irving, Riela Marceris, Toma, Cyrille, Zephyr, Leanne, Lady, Flynn Scifo, Lindow Amamiya, Neneko, Sanger Zonvolt, Valkyrie, Bahn, Bruno Delinger, Imca, Rikiya Busujima, Ulala, Vashyron, Astaroth, Lord Raptor, Vile, Ain Veranos, Dorai Veranos, Due Frabellum, Phantom, Skeith, Varja, Ayame, Coco Tapioca, Ciseaux, Dural, Riemsianne, Selvaria Bles, Hotsuma, Kage-Maru, Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, Haseo, Ciel Alencon, Nana Kouzuki, Fiora, Chrom, Leon S. Kennedy, June, Axel Stone, Segata Sanshiro, Hibana, Ryo Hazuki, Natsu, Aty, Sigma, Vile MK-II, Solo, Nelo Angelo, Strom Jr, Strom, Druk, Ustanak, Black Hayato, Shadow, Kurohaganea, Break, Ranmaru, Dokurobou, Byaku Shin, Nine-Nine, Saya, Dokumezu, Dokugozu, Sheath, Zagi, Stehoney, Kamuz, Unknown, Vajra, Marduk, Metal Face.

Harrier, Opa-Opa, Scooter, Cyber Blue, Colonel, Steel Samurai, Pink Princess, Altered Beast, Alex Kidd, Pino, Acha, Wagan, Solvalou.

Namco X Capcom (58):
Allosaurus, Bruce McGivern, Fong Ling, Grandmaster Meio, Hideo Shimazu, Huitzil, Kyoko Minazuki, Megaman Juno, Neboris, Q-Bee, Benjamin, Daikubo, Hikozaeomon, Red Arremer Joker, Regina, Roll Caskett, Solo, Strider Hien, Sylphie, Unknown Soldier 2P, Amazona, Armor King, Black Bravo, Black Valkyrie, Bravoman, Charade, Devil, Druaga, Gilgamesh, Guntz, Hiromi Tengenji, Ishtar, Janga, Joka, Judas, Ki, Kiso Yoshinaka, Klonoa, Kurino Sandra, Lolo, Masuyo Tobi, Minamoto no Yorimoto, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Mitsurugi Heishiro, Mokujin, Momo, Musashibo Benkei, Rutee Kartret, Sabine, Shion Uzuki, Stahn Aileron, Taira no Kagekiyo, Taizo Hori, Taki, Tarosuke, Waya Hime, Wonder Momo, Zouna, Zul, Prototype Jack.

Other Appearances:
Asura’s Wrath(1):
Asura.

Super Smash Bros.(60/150):
Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Rosalina&Luma, Bowser Jr, Wario, Donkey Kong, Diddy, Mr Game & Watch, Little Mac, Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf, Toon Link, Samus, Pit, Palutena, Marth, Ike, Robin, Duck Hunt Duo, Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, Fox, Falco, Pikachu, Charizard, Lucario, Jigglypuff, Greninja, ROB, Ness, Captain Falcon, Villager, Olimar, Alph, Wii Fit Trainer, Shulk, Dark Pit, Lucina, Sonic, Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Cloud, Corrin, Bayonetta, Lemmy, Larry, Wendy, Morton, Iggy, Roy, Ludvig.

Andross, Ashley, Chain Chomp, Dark Samus, Devil, Dillon, Dr. Kawashima, Dr. Wright, Elec Man, Ghirahim, Inky, Winky, Blinky, Clyde,Hammer Bro., Isabelle, Jeff, Kat & Ana, Knuckle Joe, Lakitu, Lyn, Magnus, Metroid, Midna, Mother Brain, Nightmare, Nintendog, Phosphora, Riki, Sable Prince, Saki Amamiya, Samurai Goroh, Shadow, Sheriff, Skull Kid, Starfy, Starman, Takamaru, Tingle, Waluigi. Ridley, Nabbit, Flying Man, Toad, Yellow Devil, Dunban.

Abomasnow, Eevee, Gogoat, Milotic, Spewpa, Arceus, Fennekin, Inkay, Oshawott, Swirlix, Chespin, Fletchling, Keldeo, Palkia, Victini, Darkrai, Genesect, Meloetta, Reshiram, Xerneas, Dedenne, Giratina, Kyurem, Snivy, Zoroark, Bellossom, Goldeen, Metagross, Staryu, Deoxys, Kyogre, Mew, Togepi, Electrode, Latias, Moltres, Entei, Lugia, Snorlax, Gardevoir, Meowth, Suicune.

Granblue Fantasy (24):
Amira, Cerberus, Six, Ghandagoza, Sochie, Sara, Alex, Aliza, Soriz, Fastiva, Claudia, Hazen, Miku, Amira, Feather, Sophie, Beth, Redluck, Joel, Vanzaa, Hazen, Karteira, Ippatsu, Nene.


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11 comments
  1. DAMN RYU- YOU GOT IT GOOD. CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THIS AND HOW HE’S FACING EVERY CHARACTER IMAGINABLE.

    Peridot Gem on July 11 |
  2. Final Smash guys not included?

    porygon3000 on July 11 |
  3. Jesus! Also considering the Miis. Does one at least deserve a spot or are they duplicates?

    Chris.W on July 11 |
  4. I’m not surprised at all, he’s the most shilled character from a company who just loves shilling their stuff. Of course he’s in everything.

    FunAtParties on July 11 |
  5. Wow… just Wow…
    this is why using Ryu as the link that connect all the worlds is cheating =P

    Rafael Mauna Luke on July 11 |
  6. My heavens…After reading this, I think it’s safe to say that Ryu is “the TRUE link between worlds.”

    smashkirby on July 11 |
  7. I’ve said one time when he got announced to Smash. He’s like the Kevin Bacon of video games.

    Ar on July 11 |
    • Nice work, searching all those games.. then having to crop all those images of the characters into those little squares and then compiling all of it in the image.. must have took a lot of time.

      Ar on July 11 |
  8. 624 counting assists

    jedisquidward on July 11 |
  9. To be fair, doesn’t he fight alongside the characters in Project X Zone and not against them?

    Spiral on July 12 |
  10. Wow, look at all of these characters! I can hardly count them all! It wouldn’t be odd that he might meet more new fighters in other worlds in the future I guess. Virtua Fighters…Dead or Alive…Dynasty/Samurai Warriors…Final Fantasy…Jump Comics…hell, anything can happen (but don’t add Mortal Kombat or DC Comics in there because they’ll kill him instantly). He’ll just cross over universe to universe in order to fight somebody who’s stronger than himself! Never forget his famous Japanese phrase…

    “俺より強い奴に会いに行く!!(I’m gonna meet the stronger fighter than me!!)”

    I was wondering why you didn’t add in Wreck-it-Ralph in this topic, but I later realized he never met anybody in the movie except for Ken. Archie Comic’s Sonic X Mega Man crossover comic “Worlds United” also made Ryu meet with other Sonic, Mega Man, and other Sega & Capcom characters, but I guess this wouldn’t count because they’re comics.

    zoniken on July 14 |