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Ryu Hayabusa
 
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BIO:

The main protagonist of the Ninja Gaiden series, Ryu Hayabusa is a modern super ninja and the best friend of Kasumi's brother. Being a super ninja, he has the responsibility to confront Bankotsubo, the Evil Tengu, who came from the dark world into human existence. to face the Evil Tengu would be a suicidal act for any human being but Hayabusa owes it to himself and to mankind to confront his fate.
 
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FIGHTING GAME ORIGIN:
Dead or Alive

 
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Dead or Alive 2, Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, Dead or Alive 3, Dead or Alive 4, Dead or Alive 5, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Dead or Alive: Dimensions

 
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Page Updated:  Feb. 5th, 2014

In DOA1 & 2, it was pretty darn epic to see the original star of Ninja Gaiden re-imagined and appear in a next-gen 3D fighting game. Overall, his fighting game incarnation in DOA is pretty cool... but I've seen better, more exciting fighting game ninja designs.

IMO, Hayabusa's fighting style in the later DOA games strikes me as "mediocre," right along with his personality, animations, and modernized costume design. He's acquired a few cool new moves over the years, but most of which I've seen other fighting game ninjas perform with more finesse. Also, his "baby face" doesn't really sell the design for me. He looks like such a nice guy under that mask. He sorta strikes me as the "friendly Starbucks employee" type. ^o^ Seriously though, the DOA designers obviously spent too much time rendering soft-looking women, that they forgot to make Hayabusa's face look even halfway tough. Furthermore, I don't find many of Hayabusa's animations in DOA (and the newer NG games) to be very "ninja-like"... he does quite a few things rather sloppily, to be honest. While he's a cool design in some ways, I think he's slightly overrated as a design. Even in the retro NG games, he was always a pretty generic ninja, but at least he has evolved in a pretty cool way.

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
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Overall Score

 
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Hayabusa Animations