Wiki: Ken Masters

"Attack me if you dare, I will crush you!"


Article by: Polo
Pictured from: Street Fighter Alpha 3
Created by: Capcom
First appearance: 1987


Showcasing a red gi and blond hair, Ken Masters loves standing out as an American martial artist in Japan. There, he trained with Ryu under the same master, learning discipline and the deadly art of Ansatsuken. Fulfilling the "player two" role in Street Fighter, Ken matches Ryu move for move; while Ken's individuality evolves throughout the series, they remain each other's toughest rivals.

The rich son of owners of a hotel chain, Ken lives the high life in sports cars and nightclubs, or he sometimes chills with his lover, Eliza. In tournaments, he never fails to boast to his defeated opponents about the power behind his stylized moves. His wide-ranging Shoryuken strikes multiple times while leaping, sometimes blazing a trail of flame. Likewise, his Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku spins faster and delivers more hits than Ryu's, though the Japanese warrior holds his own with a swifter, more concentrated Hadouken. Nevertheless, Ken gladly accepts a challenge anytime, anywhere, from his honorable friend.

Selected game appearances


Super NES


Neo Geo Pocket Color

  • SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (1999)

PlayStation 2

  • Namco × Capcom (2005)

Xbox 360

PlayStation 3



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