Smash Bros. has a spirit event for Street Fighter’s 35th anniversary.

Evil Ryu!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tags Street Fighter for Evil Ryu spirit event

In the Street Fighter Alpha games, Evil Ryu is cold and conceited and is obsessed with fighting in order to prove he is the strongest. In Super Street Fighter IV, he is a more demonic and murderous-driven being; while his anger is not mindless, he has purged all traces of his former honorable self and shows sociopathic traits even more so than the likes of M. Bison. He enjoys absolute power, and lacks any sort of empathy or respect, and despises what he perceives as weakness from all of humanity, such as love, family, justice and vengeance. He is also extremely brutal towards other fighters in general, especially to those that oppose him. Interestingly, his prefight and win quotes against Ken indicates that he still retains a minor degree of politeness to his former friend (as opposed to the brutal and vicious statements he makes to everyone else, including Gouken).

Evil Ryu also refers to himself as heartless and nothing more but a demon and will seek out and murder any opponent in a fight, regardless of their age and condition. He displays a very dangerous bloodlust, even borderline sadism and ritualistic belligerence that almost borders on cannibalism, as seen in many of his prefight and win quotes.

The event — which kicks off tomorrow, January 14 — will see the nefarious Evil Ryu appear as part of a time-limited Spirit Battle. Naturally, as one of the greatest and strongest fighters on the planet, Evil Ryu is rocking a four-star “Legendary” status, so Smash Bros. players will have to bring their A-game if they wish to topple the Satsui no Hado-infused master and claim his “spirit” for their collection — a spirit that surpasses even Akuma himself in terms of offensive capability.

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