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Ryu



File Name: Ryu Hoshi of Japan.
Date of Birth: July 21, 1964
Height: 5'11", Weight: 203 lbs.
Blood Type: O
Note: In G.I. Joe's Street Fighter ad, the name rhymes with bayou.



Previous character: Create-a-Cobra
Next character: Ken Masters

 

Media Appearances

See this page for Ryu's depiction in the Street Fighter games, animation, and live action.

Headcanon

The Street Fighter characters do not share a universe with G.I. Joe in my headcanon.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1993/I (Street Fighter) 2. 1993/II (Dragon Fortress)  
Version 1: 1993 Capcom Street Fighter II carded assortment, #1
Fig. #0438: Kung Fu FighterFighting Style: Shotokan Karate
  • head: Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • arms: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: blue sword (92 Storm Shadow's); blue sword (92 Dojo's); blue knife (92 Slice's Butterfly sword); two blue dueling knives (93 Banzai's); blue sickle (92 Dojo's, no string or counterweight); blue battle axe (92 Dice's); blue figure stand
A student of Shotokan school of karate, Ryu has developed into a pure warrior. He has devoted his entire life to the perfection of his fighting skills and has forsaken everything else in his life. Ryu has no home, no friends and no family. Instead, he wanders the globe seeking to test his skills against other fighters. Probably the strongest all-around fighter, Ryu claimed the title of grand champion after his narrow defeat of Sagat. Cool and calculating, Ryu is very patient in combat. When Ryu observes weakness, he moves quickly to dispatch his opponents with the awesome power of his Dragon Punch.
Motto: "You must defeat my Dragon Punch to stand a chance!"
Toy Notes: Featured in the Street Fighter commercial (where the name rhymes with bayou). Ryu shares Slice's action move. Item #81086.
Version 2: 1993 Capcom Street Fighter II boxed Dragon Fortress playset
Fig. #0455: Kung Fu FighterFighting Style: Shotokan Karate
  • head: Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • arms: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: none
A student of Shotokan school of karate, Ryu has developed into a pure warrior. He has devoted his entire life to the perfection of his fighting skills and has forsaken everything else in his life. Ryu has no home, no friends and no family. Instead, he wanders the globe seeking to test his skills against other fighters. Probably the strongest all-around fighter, Ryu claimed the title of grand champion after his narrow defeat of Sagat. Cool and calculating, Ryu is very patient in combat. When Ryu observes weakness, he moves quickly to dispatch his opponents with the awesome power of his Dragon Punch.
Motto: "You must defeat my Dragon Punch to stand a chance!"
Toy Notes: Ryu shares Slice's action move. Boxed with Ken Masters (93/II) and the Dragon Fortress (93). Item #6455. The prototype shown in the 1994 insert catalog has the head of Quick Kick (85). This figure is considered a moderately hard-to-find item.