The Satsui no Hado has long been a cautionary tale in the Street Fighter franchise, a destructive form of Ki that exploits the baser aspects of humanity, corrupting even the purest of souls. Goutetsu taught it to his student Akuma, who embraced it, and Gouken, who recognized it's risk, refusing to train his own disciples.
The more we were warned about it, the more we speculated on what would happen if a character as strong as Ryu forsook his education and let the Satsui consume him.
Evil Ryu is our answer, Ryu turned inside out, the surge of murderous intent awakened. He can no longer resist the evil energy within, plunging deeper into darkness with every victory. Purged of all traces of honor and decency, this is a Ryu with a blood thirst and ritualistic belligerence bordering on a feral barbarism. Assuming this anger has made him mindless would be your last mistake, however, as Dark Ryu is perhaps the most calculating and dangerous character in the game.
In Story Mode, we've seen Ryu flashback to his fateful fight with Sagat, how his "cheap win" still torments him. Eyes literally red with anger, he unleashed a Metsu Shoryuken so devastating it scarred Sagat's chest. Disfiguring an opponent was anguishing enough, but what truly frightened and shamed Ryu is how much feeling that power excited him.
But was it an even more pivotal moment in the franchise than we realize?
Sideshow and Pop Culture Shock Collectibles are proud to present their very first independent 1:4 scale Evil Ryu statue, a unique sculpt created from the actual CG model, and not just a palette swap.
This is Ryu stained with the blood of death, Supreme Master of the Fist, brutal and murderous, looking for the one that can defeat him. The fine artists at Pop Culture Shock have perfectly captured his menace and power, perfecting all his signature elements, from his animalistic fangs to his Akuma-like spikey inferno of hair. And of course, no Evil Ryu would be complete without the gaping crater to hell burned into his chest, or that scar on his back that looks ominously like a "Heaven" kanji.
This high-quality polystone collectible features a tailored cloth costume, LEDs in the eyes, chest and back and two (2) portraits, evil grin, and scream.
Evil Ryu Murderous Intent - 1:4 Scale
- Street Fighter
- Evil Ryu Ryu
- Video Game
The Evil Ryu Murderous Intent 1:4 Statue features:
- High-quality polystone collectible
- Tailored cloth costume
- LED light up feature in the eyes, chest, and back
- Two (2) portraits: Evil grin and scream
- Product Size
Height: 16.50" (41.9 cm)
Width: 12.21" (31 cm)
Depth: 5" (12.7 cm) *
- Box Size
Height: 10.00" (25.4 cm)
Width: 27.00" (68.6 cm)
Depth: 27.00" (68.6 cm) *
- Shipping Weight
- 21.00 lbs (9.5 kg) *
* Size and weight are approx. values
This statue is amazing with every detail from the paint to shade the skin to the veins. The detail in the fabric with attention to the rips and tears. His stance and even his glowing eyes, chest, and back make this piece a must have for any collector out there. This was my first from PCS and I have ordered 3 others. Evil Ryu was definitely brought to life on this 1/4 scale statue.