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Yet akuma is so obsessed with ryu and the thought of him succumbing to . You clearly took my meaning of the word "stronger" the wrong way. For Street Fighter IV on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Ryu and Akuma's relationship(spoilers)". We got to see his relationships with characters other than Ryu. . M. Bison's soul was still intact, meaning Akuma didn't finish the job. Then, in.
While jumping, Oni can do an evasive dash backward or forward or even perform a downward attack. He also uses an overhead smash attack. Oni's gameplay consists of high-damage combos and reversal potential, combined with his above-average walk speed, that allows players to create massive-pressure situations while remaining mobile and flexible via buffering moves into other attacks, although he has below-average stamina, stun and short-range Focus Attack.
Reception[ edit ] Akuma is the boogeyman of the martial arts world. A twisted monster who murdered sort of his own brother to prove a point. He wants to drive Ryu to darkness for the sake of competition. He foregoes the ideas of being merciless for the sake of being merciless. Japanese magazine Gamest named him one of their "Top 50 Characters of ", in a three-way tie for 37th. Bison might be thought of as a notorious Street Fighter villain, Akuma is clearly the fan-favorite 'bad guy'".
Bison with ease gets the number-one spot in everything. Bison in a blink, and challenged you, the player, to a real fight. Children of the Atom as the top fighting-game guest character,  and while Jason Fanelli of Arcade Sushi considered it "the best guest turn he's ever done," he simultaneously criticized his cameo in Cyberbots: Ryu has had Ken as a rival since the first Street Fighterand over time he would meet more 'shotos' [note 1] who had an affinity for karate gis, fireballs, and uppercuts.
You are definitely going to die. However, due to embracing the Satsui no Hado to its fullest extent, he developed a lust to fight to the death, unlike Goutetsu, who had been able to use the Satsui no Hado without giving in to its dark side.
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This began Akuma's journey into giving into the Satsui no Hado. He entered its red-eyed state and continued to train and use it for the purpose of extending the state and diving deeper into the Satsui no Hado. After coming back from his island, Akuma went back to Goutetsu, and fought him in a death match to prove that he had surpassed him.
Through a tough and intense fight that was much in Goutetsu's favor, Akuma transformed into the incomplete form of the Hado and Akuma killed his master with the Shun Goku Satsu, who died happy to see his student surpass him, and Akuma, believing that he was the true master of the Art, took the prayer beads of his dead master and placed it on his neck.
Gouken came to visit his former master to see how he was doing, only to find his lifeless body and his brother, now no longer human. Gouken, shocked to see that his younger brother took the life of their master, berated Akuma, who said nothing and left to begin his journey into the darkness.
Becoming Akuma At some point, Akuma's devotion to training and enhancing the Satsui no Hado led his body, which was in an incomplete Hado form, to transform into the complete Hado form as he fully gave into the Hado, its power and desires, causing his body to undergo drastic changes.
This became Akuma's permanent and natural form to this day, as his body has been slowly changing further to that of a demon due to Akuma's sheer mastery in his base form.
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Many years later, Akuma fought Gouken, while the then-young duo of Ryu and Ken watched. Akuma told Gouken that he was not strong enough to face him without giving in the killing intent; Gouken retorted that the art was much more than just death and destruction, accusing Akuma of dishonoring their master's name. Akuma told his brother that Goutetsu did not truly understand the art, and that he was a fool for not using the Satsui no Hado to its fullest extent.
The fight continued, and Gouken won. Akuma told his brother to kill him, but Gouken had no intention of murdering his own kin, prompting Akuma to call him weak for sparing the life of a strong opponent and declare that he would return.
A couple of years later, Akuma came back to Gouken's dojo and fought him in battle, using the Shun Goku Satsu on him. Akuma believed him dead, not knowing that Gouken had somehow lived through the attack by emptying his soul, and was only in a coma. Ken saw the flash of the attack while running to the dojo, but arrived only to find Gouken on the floor. Knowing who was behind this, Ken confronted Akuma in the woods and fought him, only to be effortlessly defeated.
After defeating Ken, Akuma disappeared without a trace. Street Fighter Alpha series Akuma only appears as a secret character only playable via random fighter at the character selection screen. An artwork shows that, at some point, he helps a child who got lost in his cave. In his retconned ending, he defeats Bison claiming his quest was complete, though he feels empty.
Gouken is seen in the background of his ending, as one of the people who fear and oppose him. Akuma begins to search the globe looking for worthy fighters to challenge. Secluding himself in the shadows, he watches small tournaments and street fights, desperately seeking someone who might be able to match his strength. He is eventually challenged by a man named Gen. Gen fights a vicious battle, even surviving the Shun Goku Satsu by emptying his soul in time.
Just as Akuma begins to wonder whether this man is the worthy opponent he's searching for, he begins to sense not all is as it seems. When Gen's mouth begins to bleed, Akuma's suspicions are confirmed: After being knocked to the ground, Gen tells Akuma to kill him. Not wanting to carry the fight on any longer, Akuma leaves, infuriating Gen.
After the fight, Akuma becomes obsessed with Ryu, hoping to awaken the Satsui no Hado within his prey. Ryu eventually finds Akuma's island known as Onigami Isle or the Gokuentou and challenges him.
The intense battle ended with Ryu gaining the upper hand; in truth, Akuma was only testing him. Akuma regains composure and tells Ryu to find him again when he has embraced the Satsui no Hado, before striking the ground with a powerful blow and disappearing. The island falls apart around Ryu, who is left in the ocean to contemplate Akuma's words.
Finally, Akuma is met by Ryu who has sought out Akuma, and entered into an incomplete state of the Satsui no Hado. Pleased and excited that his prey has been convinced into the Hado, both fight. At the end of their fight, both perform a Shun Goku Satsu and remain standing in the air, and surprisingly, Akuma falls down and is defeated as Ryu wins.
However, Akuma suddenly gets back up and reveals that he wasn't even giving a true effort, stating Ryu as he is now is incomplete and hasn't dug deeper yet, meaning that Akuma could still beat him in his base form.
To quickly finish him off and see just how much he has accomplished, Akuma transforms into Shin Akuma, using his full power and not holding back.
He hits him with multiple attacks, before defeating him instantly with a Misogi. Akuma walks on his own into a fire and disappears. Street Fighter 2 Akuma did not officially enter the second World Warrior tournament, but did monitor the events that took place during it in hope of finding an adequate challenge. Unfortunately, however, Akuma did not find a worthy opponent and instead left as multiple participants engage Bison.
Fights with Ryu Before Street Fighter 4, Akuma has met and fought Ryu countless times, from scuffles to full on-fights, and lost them all.
Akuma would seek Ryu again when he sees he has gotten stronger. Before the events of Street Fighter 4, Akuma has trained extensively hard in the Satsui no Hado and has discovered a new power. Street Fighter 4 Akuma is unheard of through much of Street Fighter 4's main events.
However, after Ryu finished off his own troubles, he suddenly encounters Akuma in an ancient temple. In a final battle between them, one to the death to see if Ryu will finally succumb to the Hado, Akuma challenges him and Ryu claims he will defeat Akuma once for all and stop his actions.
While Ryu manages to land some hits, as the fight progresses Akuma is easily winning and thrashing Ryu, until Akuma brutally suspends Ryu's body and punches into his chest with all of his Hado power, causing Ryu a pain that hits into his very soul.
A blast of blood shoots back from the other side of the impact, as Ryu falls in a pool of his own blood. Presumed to be dead, in a last act of the will to live, Ryu lets out the last of his energy to unleash the Satsui no Hado as it fully engulfs him violently. The Hado clings to his life and fully heals him as Ryu arises, a torrent of Hado energy swirling and shadowing his whole body as Akuma is met by this. Ryu then screams as the Hado energy spreads everywhere and into the sky as the Heaven kanji is marked in the sky by this, the skies turning a blood red.
Ryu emerges, now in a full and complete Satsui no Hado form just like Akuma.
Evil Ryu roars powerfully and stares at Akuma, full of absolute rage, claiming that he has the ultimate power and will utterly destroy him. Akuma, curious, yet somewhat pleased by this accepts the match. The match is quite deadly as Akuma is surprisingly overwhelmed by Ryu's ferocious rage. His rage is so high that Akuma cannot gauge him, making Ryu almost completely unpredictable to Akuma. Later in the fight, Evil Ryu manages to catch Akuma off guard and begins ruthlessly thrashing him, focused on ending Akuma's life as he punches him with a great deal of his Hado power, sending Akuma into the wall.
Weak, Akuma goes full power and enters his Shin form. The form is gradually going in Akuma's favor due to his Shin form being too strong for Evil Ryu. However, Evil Ryu starts going less with rage and actually using strategy, managing to outsmart Akuma and begins shockingly beating him back with new abilities.
As Shin Akuma is pushed back, he is filled with more rage, knowing that at this point he must defeat and destroy Ryu at all costs.
Not bothering to continue to his Shin form, Akuma undergoes a powerful transformation that triples his bulk, body and muscle mass and turns his body blue with white hair. He becomes truly demonic as he merges with the Satsui no Hado, accessing his ultimate form and becoming Oni, losing all of his sanity.
Evil Ryu feels slightly intimidated by this, not having felt such a great power like this before. Nonetheless, he accepts the challenge.
Unfortunately, Oni is simply too powerful for Evil Ryu to gauge and even think on as Oni is quickly finishing Ryu in just a few moves, and with his new brutal finishers, not even giving enough time for Ryu to recover.
After doing an aerial Shun Goku Satsu, he quickly grabs his body and performs the Tenchi Sokaigen, officially defeating him. Ryu drops to the temple and rolls onto the ground, defeated by him. As Oni looks at him and laughs, he prepares to destroy Ryu and the entire world, but a mysterious warrior appears. This is Gouken, who survived through the Power of Nothingness. As Ryu's Hado power begins to fade, Gouken sees his student and completely rids him of the power, sealing it with his new power.
Ryu's eyes barely open and sees Gouken, uttering his name in surprise as Gouken faces Oni, who is happy to see him.
Ryu's eyes shut as he did not witness the battle, nor did the audience. Street Fighter 5 In Akuma's story, he and Gen fight once again. Akuma becomes victorious in the battle, but was criticized by Gen for leading to the path of discarding humanity.
He then finishes and seemingly kills Gen off for good. He then sees a vision of Ryu rejecting the Satsui no Hado, much to his frustration. Not only did Necalli lose to Akuma, but he attempts to devour Akuma and fails.
Akuma does the Mudo Tensho to destroy Necalli completely. Akuma defeats Ryu in battle, but does not kill him. Instead, he questions if there is no one that can match him. Ryu, smiling while laying on the ground, asks questions to Akuma, claiming that his fists will continue to communicate with Akuma on opposite ends.
Akuma then flees, letting fate determine when those two will meet again. Street Fighter 3 As with the second World Warrior tournament, Akuma did not enter the third World Warrior tournament, but once more lurked in the shadows. In this game, he appears as a secret boss.
Over this time-span, Akuma had trained relentlessly, harnessing his power and learning several new techniques; some were meant to create tidal waves, others were described as strong enough to split Uluru Ayers Rock in half, and one could kill an opponent with a single strike. It is supposedly this technique that was used to destroy his original training ground, the Onigami Isle Gokuentou. Akuma continued to develop his now-incredible fighting skill, and even fought with Oro in a simple, inconclusive battle, with each other sensing the other's massive chi and testing their powers.
Though mutually impressed by each other's power, both men expressed some contempt for the other on a personal basis. Personality Akuma is a cold and extremely powerful warrior whose sole reason for being is to hone his fighting skills by battling and destroying strong foes.
He rarely displays any sign of emotions, aside from occasional bursts of anger, and rarely smiles. Occasionally, he likes to test himself against worthy rivals e. In later games, Akuma often refers to himself as a "denizen of hell" and "evil incarnate", and is seen as such by many. In line with his martial arts philosophy, Akuma also believes in a certain principle of self-worth. Specifically, Akuma despises hubris i. He is also somewhat nihilistic by principle, as his search for worthy opponents often includes someone who would be able to kill him.
Akuma detests his brother Gouken for not giving in to the dark side of their arts which is, according to Akuma, the way they were intended to be used. He also blames Gouken for sealing off the darkness within Ryu, thus preventing Ryu from reaching his true potential.
This forces Akuma to give up on his planned duel with Ryu, as he believes that only a fellow practitioner of Satsui no Hado can one day hope to defeat him. Moral Code ost of the time, Akuma abides by the code of the warrior. He fights to improve his skills and defeat powerful foes - though on rare occasion, he does so to gauge the other's abilities.
Although he killed his teacher and believed he did the same with his brother GoukenAkuma did so in combat, and thus can be said to have not transgressed on his principles. In combat, Akuma almost never resorts to his true strength, especially if testing another fighter; he only fights warriors that he deems worthy, or the ones he believes have the potential to become such. While the evil nature of Satsui no Hado itself may have corrupted Akuma's ways, it is worth noting that Akuma considers Bison a much more abhorrent type of evil.
Appearance Akuma usually wears a dark-colored gi with the sleeves removed similar to Ken and Ryu ; it is often black or gray, but varies depending on the series or artwork. He has red hair, sharp, pointed teeth, and is often bare-footed, though some games have him wearing brown sandals. Depending on the game or piece of art, he either wears a black belt at his waist or a length of rope. Over his hands he either wears brown training gauntlets or wraps his hands with rope as well again, depending on the source.
Generations, he was seen having eyebrows when he was young. This is designed as a contrast to his older brother Gouken's outfit. He also has the hair on top of his head tied into a pigtail. He also wears his prayer beads like a sash. Relationships Due to his single-minded quest for strength, he has made enemies over time, though he actively does not seek to antagonize without provocation. Surprisingly, there are a few personalities that he has a vague sense of respect for.
Enemies Gouken Akuma is Gouken's younger brother and nemesis. Gouken greatly despises him for embracing the Satsui no Hado and murdering Goutetsu. Because of this, he does all he can to protect Ryu and Ken from him, to the point where he willingly fought Akuma in a battle to the death so that he won't come after them.
Ryu Akuma is one of Ryu's most hated enemies, as he was the one who tried to kill his master, Gouken. Akuma also attempts to lure Ryu into succumbing to the Satsui no Hado, therefore casting aside his humanity, in hopes of finally finding a worthy opponent for the ultimate fight to the death that he seeks.
Ryu knows this is a trap of temptation planned by Akuma, as Ryu has tried his best to find a way to get rid of the Satsui no Hado while refusing to succumb to that kind of power. Akuma ceases tempting him or at the least, respects his choice after finally conquering the dark power and mastering his own Hado power in Street Fighter V. Ken Like Ryu, Ken is aware of the threat Akuma possesses over humanity. Adon Because Akuma killed a Muay Thai master that Adon was supposed to fight, he seeks to defeat him to prove himself.
In Alpha 3, he finds him and loses to him. Akuma doesn't kill him, however, due to him deeming Adon unworthy of it. Gen Gen saw Akuma as a skilled opponent who could finally kill him, a morbid desire amplified by his own terminal sickness.
However, their skills often clash, giving each other challenges. Akuma however backed down upon learning Gen is fatally ill, but would engage him again after seeing he can still fight. Bison Akuma has no particular grudge against Bison apart from being an even more abhorrent kind of evil using shortcuts to power.
Personal Opinion: Ryu is one of Street Fighter's Least Interesting Characters
Because of this, he has no problem killing him on a whim. Bison on the other hand wants Akuma's Satsui no Hado as a means to increase his own power. His disdain for Bison persists even when he becomes Oni. Oro Oro is among one of the only men who have matched Akuma in combat.
The two have fought each other to a draw, as the fight was called off due to the two fighters sensing that if they fought each other seriously, it would result in a mutual kill. Both have earned each other's respect and contempt on a personal basis.
Gill Upon hearing about his powers, Akuma desired to fight Gill. Akuma killed Gill with the Raging Demon, but left without realizing that Gill could resurrect himself. Kazuya Mishima Kazumi's son, corrupted by his own Devil Gene inherited by her.
Akuma is tasked by Kazumi in destroying him to prevent his malevolent power from growing and becoming a proper threat. Akuma fights Kazuya at G Corporation Tower and pushes him to transform, but the fight was unsettled as Heihachi blew up the tower with a satellite laser in an attempt to end Kazuya and Akuma's lives.
However, Akuma is revealed to have survived and tries to terminate Kazuya again after his victory against Heihachi in a post-story bonus chapter.
Upon seeing him, Kazuya transforms into his Devil form again and Akuma answers by becoming Shin Akuma. The fight ends in a cutscene where both fire their respective projectiles to each other.