Did you know that Ryu, the global protagonist of Street fighter Franchise has become that way fruitful that it is possible to link him to almost any other video game character in existence? It’s true! No matter how strange or obscure, they likely lead back to Ryu in one way or another.
Similar to “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”, op Board game in which you try to connect Bacon with another actor by chaining castmates in their various films, the Twitter account “Six degrees Ryu”
Popular musician Deadmau5, for example, has a “ryu number” of seven thanks to his cameo-in DJ Hero 2
Some of the more distant connections are much easier. Jesus Christ, the central figure of the Christian faith, was represented by the strangely dressed android KOS-MOS from Monolith Software, who was next to Jesus in Xenosaga Episode III: So spoke Zarathustra and Ryu in Project X-Zone.
US President Joe Biden also has a Ryu number of two in both cases thanks to former President Barack Obama’s cameos NBA Jam (which also includes Biden) and Street Fighter Online: generation of mice (which of course includes Ryu as a playable character).
This multitude of relationships shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has seen him SourceGaming‘s huge map of opponents Ryu has faced combat in the original since his debut in 1987 Street fighter. Just like Kevin Bacon, whose long career has left an indelible mark on the world of cinema, Ryu is an ubiquitous part of gaming history. The guy’s Rolodex was huge before it even showed up Fourteen days.