Akuma has appeared in some form or another through many Capcom games outside the Street Fighter franchise. In Street Fighter X Tekken, Akuma hears a voice calling to him from Pandora and faded into the darkness. Akuma—The 50 Most Dominant Fighting Game Characters", "The 10 Most Diabolical Bosses From Classic Fighting Games", "TenSpot Reader's Choice: Top Ten Video Game Villains", "Akuma—15 Of The Coolest Boss Battles Ever", "20 best Street Fighter characters ever, ranked: Who rules Capcom's iconic brawler? This thought drives him on; finding a desolate cavern (also known as Kiga Cave), he begins to train anew and await the day when he will fight Ryu again. Ryu's eyes opened wide, but Akuma did not remain, just as he left, M. Bison approached Ryu and prevented him from following Akuma. Kairi was another martial artist who showed the same level of capacity for Satsui no Hado as Ryu, but with the potential to twist it for the purposes of life instead of death. 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. Akuma and his brother Gouken were students of Goutetsu. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Although Akuma usually prefers an even bout (as he backed out of a duel with Gen once he found out that Gen was fatally ill), it is not uncommon for him to deliver a lethal sneak attack to an unprepared opponent (as he did with Bison, Gill, and Adon's unnamed rival), particularly if they are less than honorable. In the timeskip, both combatants are still facing each other in a standstill and have turned to stone with developing moss. He appears as both a playable character and one of the final boss characters in the crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken. The one who became strong! He also has two endings in the game as well: one for defeating M. Bison and another against himself. Tier: At least 7-B, likely higher | At least 7-B, likely higher Name:Akuma (Gouki in Japan) Origin: Street Fighter Gender:Male Age:50's Classification:Demonic Martial Artist Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Acrobatics, Ki Manipulation (Can channel his Ki into powerful attacks once in a while, such as gaining the height from Shouryuuken or spinning during the Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku), Master of a assassination martial art known as Ansatsuken, Master of Satsui no Hadou (Surge of Murd… Akuma's Super Combos, introduced in the Alpha series (for reasons explained below) consist of a high-powered Gohadoken, a powered-up Zanku Hadoken, a Shoryuken-based move similar to Ken's Shoryureppa without the scorching effect, and an upward-spiraling Tatsumaki that can also be used in midair. In 3rd Strike, Akuma is the only other character to possess more than 3 Super Arts AND have 3 of them usable during a match. 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. Occupation: Unknown. During sunset, he has an argument with Goutetsu at the dojo which Sayaka eavesdrop, asking why he forbids the Dark Hado and his master answering that he cannot use it. If it is normal Akuma, he will appear by himself, wondering who emitted a great war cry. But Ryu keeps refusing sternly, prompting Akuma to tell him that he will murder him himself and states that this mundane world is of no concern to them as they grow stronger by consuming human life. However Ryu only asks a question: If he has a family or a son, to which Akuma responds "When I walk, I walk alone, when I fight, I fight alone" before walking away. Eye color Ernie Reyes Sr. (Street Fighter: The Movie) The fight then begins. In titles prior to Street Fighter III and prior to his 3D appearances, Akuma like Ryu and Ken, is also somewhat hindered by subpar physical range, making his footsies game rather difficult to manage in the neutral game, and often forces him to zone more with his projectiles (though he unlike the two of them can take more risks getting in due to more tools and damage on hand to do so). 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. " Chris Hoadley of VentureBeat labeled Akuma one of the "best fighting game clones" in 2014: "Capcom is no stranger to reusing [character] models.  Akuma returns in Street Fighter V as a downloadable character. In the Street Fighter III series his hair is slightly grayed, hinting that Akuma, while seemingly inhuman, is still physically aging. Akuma accepts this as his new training ground, seeing them as the perfect targets to brush up his killing techniques, and engages the zombies as he continues his quest to become the world's mightiest warrior. Gouki replies that he knows that but wanted his master to understand that he had his own path to follow. Akuma considers Kage as nothing more than soulless silhouette of his former host. It has recently been discovered that you can actually unlock Shin Akuma in Street Fighter: Alpha 2 for the SNES. Heihachi proved to be a challenge for Akuma but he ultimately defeated him as he blew up the Mishima dojo. The character's relation with other Street Fighter characters begins to be fleshed out, establishing rivalries with Guy, Adon, Gen and Ryu. This incarnation is significant in that its Raging Demon is fully visible to the player. In the game's story, he seeks to repay a debt to Kazumi Mishima for saving his life from an unknown critical situation, who asks him to kill her husband Heihachi and his son Kazuya for her if she dies. It takes on a slightly different shape between the original Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV; the top stroke of the kanji is more narrow in Super Street Fighter IV than in the original, and may have taken this shape due to Akuma's 2nd alternate costume using exactly the same new shape on the back. 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. 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. Ryu has had Ken as a rival since the first Street Fighter, and over time he would meet more 'shotos'[note 1] who had an affinity for karate gis, fireballs, and uppercuts. The outcome of the battle is left unknown as the volcano bursts with lava. Ở Street Fighter 3, Akuma chỉ được xuất hiện ở hai phiên bản là Street Fighter 3 2nd Impact và Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike. However, Akuma takes possession of Rugal's body, as his mind isn't strong enough to contain his power. In his appearance in Street Fighter X Tekken, unlike other characters, he has two Super Arts; his signature 'hidden' Raging Demon and the Misogi, which returns from the Capcom vs. SNK games. The Ashura Senku is a fast teleport move that allows him to escape or position himself almost at will. In addition, Akuma realized his limits as a martial artist could be expanded, and left Goutetsu's guidance of enlightenment to train alone to gain more power. and that he aims for something higher than power. Also in the comic it's implied that he may have killed Ryu's family when he destroyed the village of the men who killed his father. Sometime after Heihachi reclaimed the Mishima Zaibatsu, Akuma confronted him at the Mishima dojo, but their battle was interrupted by a Jack-6 army sent by Kazuya. Recognizing this form as a raging shadow of himself, he moves in to attack. The first of these appearances was in the fighting game X-Men: Children of the Atom, where Akuma (in his Super Turbo incarnation) appears as a nameless hidden character. However, this entire movie is non-canon. It may be a nod to the fact that he handicaps himself in combat to give his opponents a fighting chance. Changes in 2013 • Close HK (2nd hit) - Hit effect on airborne opponent changed to bound. , In his ending, he comes to the realization that worthy opponents have challenged him during his journey. All organizations seeking the box are forced to return home due to the storm. Japan In his prologue, Akuma leaves his island, Gokuentou, because it is overrun by tourists, and the place is becoming an exclusive leisure resort. Like the other tournaments, Akuma does not officially enter, but stays in the shadows. Akuma's most well known Super Combo is the Shun Goku Satsu, also known as the Raging Demon; it is traditionally one of the strongest attacks in any game Akuma appears in. This kanji is featured frequently in Akuma's appearances, most often at the end of a Raging Demon attack, where it burns itself onto the back of Akuma's gi top. It's more like the computer felt sorry for you. He is confronted by Adon, who wishes to establish his fighting style as supreme. Akuma is still presented as one of the mightiest characters in the Street Fighter, though a few fighters were shown being capable of taking him out or at least able to stand their ground against him. Akuma has a V-Skill callled Rakan where he strikes a defensive stance similar to Ryu’s Mind’s Eye that can parry an incoming attack. Akuma is also one of two characters without any EX Specials in the series, with the other being Gill. In line with his martial arts philosophy, Akuma also believes in a certain principle of self-worth. If Akuma's final opponent was Red Arremer, his ending shows him using a variation of the Kongou Kokuretsuzan to create a massive fissure on the earth, and leaps in to the depths of Hell, defeating all of the denizens and eventually reaching and defeating Astaroth from the Ghosts n' Goblins series. He is shown on a roof in Osaka fighting Rugal if the player has a high enough score, and defeated the Last Stage's opponent(s) with a Super Combo Finish. Akuma's belligerence is a direct, and likely deliberate, contrast to the purpose of the Nio. a swimmer, a Japanese construction worker wields both a hammer and a long lumber, a fortune teller and a warlock gladiator) During the Tenma Gozanku, Akuma sometimes disguises as a swimmer to dive into the ground similar to Nagare's Plunge after executing the move. 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. Cornered, Ryu gives in to the Satsui no Hado and manages to actually hurt Gouki, much to the latter's excitement. However, it is not known if Akuma was aware of Kazumi's own devil gene or the malevolent traits of her own maiden family. 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. The fight continued, and Gouken won. He can used after beating the game without using continues on the home consoles. For my name is Akuma! He then faces Ryu, asking him to show him his full power, but Ryu replies that malicious intent is not the way of the warrior. The story picks up after Ryu's episode, where Akuma suddenly appears. Akuma's first speaking appearance in animation was in an episode of the American Street Fighter animated series titled "Strange Bedfellows". Akuma became a playable guest character in the update in Tekken (Mobile) on May 1, 2018 as his teaser trailer showcasing Akuma to demonstrate his fighting techniques against Jin Kazama as the last scene of the trailer shows both of them clashed with their Rage Arts in whoever gets hit first. Created by UDON, this comic is another interpretation of his backstory. 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. The Tenmakujinkyaku is a fast downwards-angled kick that he can use at the peak of his jumps. He waited for Heihachi to establish his own strength before engaging him, one of many instances of his moral code being followed. He loses his sandals upon becoming Oni. , with Akuma dominating the fight, as he rebukes Ryu about his rejection of the Dark Hado, Ryu finds the strength to recover and fight back. Gouken has managed to defeat Akuma the first time he appeared to challenge his brother. , Akuma made cameo appearances in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie and in the Japanese TV series Street Fighter II V. Actor and martial artist Joey Ansah played Akuma in the short film Street Fighter: Legacy. After Morrigan and Lilith convinces Donovan to help them fight Jedah, Donovan suggests seeing Akuma to gather the necessary power to open a portal to the Makai Realm. Both characters shared the top spot in Screen Rant's rating of the "12 Most Powerful Street Fighter Characters" the same year. Gouki completely dominates the bout, while saying to Gouken that he was right to walk down this path and the fact that Ryu is here proves it. 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