described as "the Embodiment of the Satsui". The Satsui no Hado is a
dark force tied to the more sinister aspects of the human soul, including the
hunger to survive, destroy, and conquer. Those who learn to control it become
nearly unstoppable, but at the cost of their humanity.
is one of these beings. In the past, Ryu
was constantly struggling with keeping the Satsui no Hado at bay. If he was
hypothetically unable to control it,
Ryu would manifest and bring a dark obsession to the otherwise peaceful
However, after the events of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Ryu was
able to overcome the Satsui no Hado’s temptation to ensure Evil Ryu would
never see the light. However, the Satsui no Hado living within Ryu became
sentient and would rise as the entity known as Kage, meaning “shadow” in
Japanese. Kage lives to prove Ryu is nothing without him and seeks to
challenge Akuma and Sagat, two of Ryu’s most notorious rivals. Will Ryu
succumb to Kage’s schemes?
Updated: Apr.. 22nd, 2019
"awkward time" during the lifecycle of the original Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles action figures toy line in the 90's (or any popular figures line) when they started milking its popularity by offering cheap rehash characters like "Scuba Dive Raphael" and "Chef
Leonardo"? It seems that's
about where SFV's lifecycle was when Kage came out... near the end.
Kage looks like an overpowered MUGEN character. This is what happens when Capcom's
designers are out of ideas and watch too many MUGEN videos. Kage is no Evil Ryu. This is the
type of Ryu that gets kicked out of a hardcore German goth club and sent down the street towards the ravers club where the glowlight-wearin' furries and anime kids hang
out. Kage? More like Kah-Gay. This character doesn't look "evil" at all. His
moveset is like a mix between Oni's and Evil Ryu's from SF4, but I'm not a fan of those sloppy yellow belt-level kicks. Btw, Lucky Chloe
wants her cat-ear headphones back. Kah-gay's extra long red ribbons only make
him look more like Chloe. ^___^ So kawaii! lol. Kage seems like a character specifically
designed to induce eSports hype. Him being shirtless makes Kage a nice" plain canvas" for
Capcom to place their now infamous "sponsor ads" on... and... they can
even sell those cheap light-up devil/cat horns at tournaments so members of the crowd can
wear them and be seen clearly on stream. I see what you're up to, Capcom. Shenanigans.
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