Top Ten Street Fighter Characters

The Top Ten
1 Ryu Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.


Without Ryu, this game wouldn't be. He's such a humble, benevolent-hearted gentleman who is literally the Saint of Battle. Not to mention the fact he's the most popular fighting character of all time.

If you remember Street Fighter II, you'll notice his place on the world map is Okinawa. Okinawa is an island and the birthplace of karate. How cool is that? An island man all the way.

There is no Street Fighter without Ryu! He is the protagonist, duh!

2 Ken

Starting with SF2 and counting, Ken has been superior to Ryu in many Street Fighters until SF4. Storywise, they would be equal, but just because Ken doesn't make it his life's main objective to become all-powerful, he is the winner.

Ryu may be stronger, but not by much. Ken more than makes up for this with his speed and combinations. Not to mention, he just has that swagger. He thinks he's the best, and he's right.

Ken is fun! I like his cockiness! Also, his quote Come on, let's turn up the heat is cool!

3 Akuma Akuma known as Gouki in Japan is a character of the Street Fighter series and recurring antagonist, first appearing in Super Street Fighter II Turbo as a hidden character and boss who could be summoned after certain conditions were met, an emotionless and powerful warrior fixated on mastering the Satsui... read more

I'm a sucker for video game characters with mystical powers, so I sort of just picked Akuma by instinct. Ooh, he's good.

Akuma is the best. He is more powerful than Ryu. He also defeated Ryu's master. Akuma is way too skilled. No one can defeat Akuma.

WHAT!? Akuma is stronger than Ryu, Ken, and Gouken! The three most powerful characters are weaker than Akuma.

4 Chun Li Chun-Li is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter series. The first female fighter of any fighting game franchise, she made her first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991.

Chun Li was the first character I ever won with in this game. I was playing against my dad, who has been playing since he was a kid, so I definitely had some trouble winning. Then I chose Chun Li and obliterated him.

Chun Li is super fast, and I like her stage and outfit. Chun Li is just so cool.

The first lady of fighting, Chun Li has a cool range of combos, including the Spinning Bird Kick. That's why I like her.

Chun Li is the best female character in fighting game history. And I think Chun Li is stronger than Lara Croft.

5 M. Bison M. Bison, also known as Dictator, is a video game character created by Capcom. First introduced in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, he is a recurring character and villain in the Street Fighter series of fighting games, acting as the primary antagonist of the series.

The day Bison moves to #1 will be the most glorious day of your lives. But for him, it will just be Tuesday.

Psycho Crusher! Bison is an awesome character and an evil mastermind. He deserves number 1 for sure. He has a good fighting style and a cool outfit.

Bison is an ultra lightning energy man, a good fighter, and a judo master.

6 Cammy Cammy White, also known as Cammy and the codename Killer Bee in Street Fighter Alpha 3, is a video game character in the Street Fighter fighting game series and the second female fighter to appear in the series, after Chun-Li.

Cammy is the best. Definitely in the top 5 offense characters. But I don't know anything about her health - if it's great, good, okay, or bad.

She's hot too, hehe. I didn't like Cammy in Marvel vs. Capcom 2, so I thought she'd be rubbish, but then I said to myself, let's see if I even get to round 3. I went all the way to the Seth level and beat Seth. That's why I started to like her. She became my favorite character, and she's one of my favorites in MVC2. No one comes close to her. Just my opinion though.

In Street Fighter, I never really met a character I excelled with. I tried countless characters, but they never really suited my taste. Then, I met Cammy.

An offensive character with a stylish Ultra and Super, she is incredibly fast on the field of battle. Oh yeah, and she's hot as hell. Who can argue with that?

7 Blanka

Blanka is the ultimate rebel. His creation is a middle finger to all video game characters ever!

First of all, he is the least human character from the bunch. Considering that some of the rest have ghostly eyes with no pupils, shoot fireballs, or extend their limbs, that's quite a feat!

Blanka's the biggest deviation from the pretty-boy stereotype. His expressions are super awkward, his fighting style is awkward, and his face when he gets beat up is pure awkward.

He isn't the sharpest tool in the shed either. He cannot even speak, communicating with growls most of the time.

He just couldn't care less about what's going on! The others are fighting for reasons such as fighting prowess, fame, glory, money, or even world domination! Blanka, on the other hand, is kicking butt all over the world just to make his mommy proud! The guy's the living embodiment of "I just don't give a crap."

Not even his creators were serious about him. "His skin has become green due to staying too long in the jungles of Brazil after a plane crash." "He acquired electric powers as he hung around with electric eels." I mean, seriously, the guys weren't even trying!

To conclude, Blanka is a clawed, feral beast-man that wields the power of electricity. It is a no-brainer that he should have been one of the "coolest" characters in Street Fighter. Yet he is the penultimate underdog!

Ugly, docile, dumb, and awkward, he is a rebellious contrast not only to the good-looks/noble-warrior stereotype but also to his own character design! For that, in my book, he's the single coolest fighting-game character of all time!

8 Vega Vega, is a fictional character from the Street Fighter fighting game series by Capcom. Vega is a mask-wearing, claw-wielding fighter from Spain who uses a personal fighting style combining Japanese ninjutsu and Spanish bullfighting, earning him the nickname of "Spanish Ninja".

I have a lot to say about Vega. First, he is my favorite character in Street Fighter. Second, he has the coolest design out of everyone in this game. He has a dope-looking mask and claws that can be used at a range, and I like his hair and tattoos.

Third, he is so fast. He can move at such high speed and confuse the opponent so that he can deliver some lightning-fast combos. Fourth, I kinda feel bad that he doesn't have any friends, so yes, I simp for Vega.

Lastly, his theme is my favorite song in the game. It's just such a banger, and I can listen to it over and over again. I like it even better than Guile's theme. I just like Vega a lot more than other characters in Street Fighter.

9 Sagat Sagat is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter fighting game series. Once an unplayable boss, he later became a playable character.

My personal favorite video game villain. How he went from a merciless and homicidal maniac to an honorable rival is really a lovable tale.

Sagat has always been my favorite character in the series. He has such a unique fighting style, and his story is great.

Sagat is a big boss. One eye is off. His karate is good. Style big shoot and excellent kick, original master. He is friend to fighting name Vega.

10 Guile Guile is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter series of fighting games. He debuted as one of the original eight characters in 1991's Street Fighter II and appeared in the game's subsequent updates.

He's so strong. He is full of muscle and has big biceps. He should be number one, and he is way stronger than Ryu and Ken. He knocked Zangief out with one punch in the face and messed up Ryu like a broken stick.

He should be the strongest Street Fighter there is. He is the best at what he does, and what he does isn't very nice. He's the top army man. He could kill Ryu or Ken any day. I bet on that. I already work out, and I'm going to be so buff you won't even recognize me. Guile is the best.

Guile is an army lieutenant, very intelligent and speedy, and a great fighter. He has yellow hair and a green uniform. The game Street Fighter is good for bodylifting, and the film has a good part for Guile, played by Jean-Claude Van Damme.

The Contenders
11 Twelve
12 Zangief Zangief, often called the Red Cyclone, is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter series. Considered to be the first fighting game character whose moveset is centered on grappling, he made his first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991.

Definitely the best. He is the manliest because he fights for the kids. He has the coolest moves, he blocks all projectiles, and he has the simplest, yet most effective backstory ever - fighting for the glory of Mother Russia.

Plus, he and R. Mika are gonna be the next Old Man Logan and X-23, or the next Joel and Ellie.

Dude, the guy who only knows him from the Wreck-It Ralph movie is an uncultured swine unless you know him from playing as him in Street Fighter. Zangief is just a side character/cameo in the movie.

13 Sakura

Sakura is one of my favorite video game characters ever! She is cute, friendly, and actually enjoys fighting everyone!

Her voice acting is so adorable. She was the first Street Fighter character I tried (after Ryu) in SSF4, and I think that she could easily be a fan favorite.

She deserves to be in the top ten because she is the third-best female Street Fighter character.

She's cute. I'm sorry if that sounds weird. She also has decent moves for a Ryu copycat.

14 Karin

Karin is just lovely! There is an undeniable charm to her personality, appearance, and character that is just so lovable! I want Karin Kanzuki in every subsequent Street Fighter game!

Karin may be a little snobbish sometimes, but overall she is an awesome character, and her moves are sharp. Also, she is very beautiful!

Karin only appeared in one or two long-forgotten games, but despite this, she is still extremely popular - more so than many regular Street Fighters!

15 Guy
16 Juri
17 Fei Long

He's Bruce Lee. With an awesome style of fighting! Gotta cheer for you, Fei.

Also, he is like Liu Kang and Marshall Law. I'm a big fan of Street Fighter, and I mostly play as him.

He is also like Marshall Law and Liu Kang.

18 Dudley
19 R. Mika Rainbow Mika, more commonly known as R. Mika, is a character from Capcom's Street Fighter fighting game series.

Personally, my favorite character from Street Fighter Alpha 3, even though she looks ridiculous. But that's why I like her.

Mika is a very cool character! Her moves are rough and easy to use. Also, she is very cute and energetic, even though she can be bossy.

20 Poison
21 Makoto

She is awesome and hits really hard. She has a very bright future, and I hope to see her in more games.

22 Dan Hibiki

In the story, everyone treats him like a failure, even his student, but he actually has some powerful abilities hidden in him. As soon as you master him, beating Akuma won't be that hard.

His first Ultra Combo in Street Fighter 4 tells you everything about this man. Actually, he's no man. He's a god. Best Street Fighter character of all time. He has a great backstory and personality.

He's honestly not that bad in the Street Fighter 4 series if you know how to use him.

23 Rashid
24 Q

The appeal of this character is that he's so mysterious. Even though he appears in only one game, he's left a mark on me, and I am fond of masked characters. He also has a badass theme.

25 Balrog Balrog, also known as Boxer, is a fictional character in Capcom's Street Fighter series. He made his first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991.

I love Balrog. Easily my favorite boxer in video games. His "no rules" and on-edge personality are fantastic.

My only complaint is that he hasn't had more development. He's one of the only ones not to actually grow much as a character, which is a shame because he already is such a cool guy.

Balrog is a big, strong boxer and fighter with red gloves and a blue costume. He is a big boss in the film Street Fighter and a hard opponent in the game Street Fighter 1.

He was discovered in Street Fighter 4 and is only in the games.

Love this guy, really, I do. No words can describe how great he is.

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