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Street Fighter's Ryu would be 56 years old in the year 2020

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 8, 2020 at 1:55 p.m. PST • Comments: 36

Throughout the years, Ryu's appearance in the Street Fighter series has changed somewhat. During the Street Fighter 1 and Street Fighter Alpha era, Ryu was portrayed as looking young as these events took place in the late 1980s in the Street Fighter timeline.

Ryu's birthdate is listed as being July 21, 1964. This would mean that he was 22 or 23 years old when he entered Sagat's World Warrior Tournament in 1987 during the events of Street Fighter 1.

Ryu is looking a fair bit older during the events of Street Fighter 4. This seems to fit as Ryu would be about 30 by the time Seth separates from Shadaloo.

What's interesting is that the Street Fighter timeline never seems to go into the 2000s. Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, the latest series of events in the Street Fighter timeline, appears to take place sometime between 1997 and 2000.

If the timeline caught up to the real world time period of 2020, then Ryu would be 56 years old. Needless to say, his appearance would likely be drastically different.

One of the characters that made his debut appearance in Street Fighter 1 was Gen. Being that Gen was born on March 10, 1921, he'd be about 66 years old around the time of Street Fighter 1.

Though this would be unlikely considering Gen's battle against a deadly disease, but Gen would be 99 years old if he managed to survive until 2020.

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