Character of the Month #56: Ken Masters

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Character of the Month #56: Ken Masters

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun May 01, 2016 1:38 am

RYU

Source series: Street Fighter
First appearance: Street Fighter (1987)
--Unlock: DLC

STATS:
Weight class - Heavy
Falling class - Medium-slow
Running speed - Medium
Jump height - Low
Capt class - Brawler

SPECIALS:
B - Hadoken (source: SF1)
Side B - Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (source: SF1)
Up B - Shoryuken (source: SF1)
Down B - Focus Attack (source: SF4)
Final Smash(es) - Shinku Hadoken, Shin Shoryuken (source: SF2 Turbo, SF3 New Generation)

HOME COURSES:
WiiU - Suzaku Castle
3DS - Suzaku Cstle

TAUNT:
Up - "Come on!"
Side - "Talk is cheap!"
Down - SF3 taunt

SPECIAL TRAITS/TRIVIA:
--When Ryu's attacks make contact, both he & his victim momentarily freeze, just like in the Street Fighter games.
--All of his specials (save Focus Attack) can be activated using the classic Street Fighter joystick inputs. This is also the only way to upgrade Hadoken into Shakunetsu Hadoken.
--Specials can also be activated using the Negative Edge method from the SF games.
--As a DLC character, Ryu has no customs.
--Ryu's neutral/tilt ground attacks & specials can be made stronger/longer by holding down the buttons instead of just tapping them.

The pausing, ugh, the pausing.

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Post by Wicked Witch of the Crest » Sun May 01, 2016 1:52 am

Time to Show-Ryu-Ken!

Very fun character. Really glad he made it in. Despite the lack of customs, the special inputs made up for it in a way. My only real complaint is Suzaku Castle lacking more than 2 basic themes(remixes may exist, but I wanted Guile's Theme. Then again, that was a very hoped for song by many).
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Post by DarkZero » Sun May 01, 2016 2:27 am

Ryu feels satisfying to use just because of the hitlag

Too bad I suck with him
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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Sun May 01, 2016 3:08 am

He's good.

I can use him.

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Post by spooky scary bearatons » Sun May 01, 2016 1:40 pm

Ryu is super super good, and someone i enjoying playing every now and then. l. up-tilts into a down air off stage for maximum style
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu May 19, 2016 10:15 am

It took me a long time to find out that the word ryu means dragon in Japanese.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Thu May 19, 2016 12:15 pm

^...Now I wish I'd known that; I could've called the thread "Enter the Dragon"!

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu May 19, 2016 1:43 pm

I honestly think it's funnier to call it Ken Masters tho.
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