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Ken Masters Variations
Fighter ID:
Blood Type
Eye Color
Favorite Food(s)
176 cm
114 82 86 cm
Roaring Inferno
Special Skill(s)
76 kg
February 14, 1965
Hair Color
Blonde (bleached)
Umeboshi, Soap Opera's
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Fighting Style(s)
Ansatsuken taught by Gouken

Street Fighter
Player two character, available in versus mode only.
Street Fighter 2
Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition / Street Fighter 2 Dash
Street Fighter 2 Turbo / Street Fighter 2' Turbo
Super Street Fighter 2
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo / Super Street Fighter 2 X (JPN)
Also playable in "Old" mode with code
Street Fighter Alpha / Street Fighter Zero (JPN)
Street Fighter: The Movie
Street Fighter Alpha 2 / Street Fighter Zero 2 (JPN)
Playable in Super SF2 mode by pressing start before selecting (Zero 2 Alpha only)
X-Men vs Street Fighter
Street Fighter EX
Street Fighter 3
Street Fighter EX Plus
Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter
Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
Pocket Fighter / Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix (USA arcade)
Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact
Street Fighter EX 2
Street Fighter Alpha 3 / Street Fighter Zero 3 (JPN)
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Street Fighter EX 2 Plus
SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium / SNK vs. Capcom: Choujou Kessen Saikyo Fighters (JPN)
Neo Geo Pocket
Capcom vs SNK / Capcom vs SNK: Millenium Battle 2000 (JPN)
Ratio 2
Marvel vs Capcom 2
From Street Fighter series.
Street Fighter EX 3
Playstation 2
Capcom vs SNK Pro
Ratio 2, Normal and EX mode available
Capcom vs SNK 2 / Capcom vs SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001 (JPN)
SVC Chaos: SNK vs Capcom
Neo Geo
Street Fighter Online
Introduced in 10.2.2008 patch
Street Fighter 4 / Street Fighter IV
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
Playstation Network
Super Street Fighter 4 / Super Street Fighter IV
Xbox 360
Street Fighter X Tekken
PlayStation 3
Ultra Street Fighter 4
Street Fighter 5 / Street Fighter V
Ultra Street Fighter 2 / Ultra Street Fighter II
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Dairantō Smash Brothers SPECIAL
Hyper Street Fighter 2 / Hyper Street Fighter II
Playable in all modes
Street Fighter 6 / SF6

Street Fighter 6
Ken Masters
Former US National Fighting Champ, and ex-VP of the Masters Foundation. Accusations of orchestrating a criminal plot have forced Ken to abandon his family and business and go into hiding.
Has imparted some or all of their fighting prowess upon another.
Spitting black emnity
Has imparted some or all of their fighting prowess upon another.
Pre History
A disciple of the Shotokan school of karate, and past training partner of Ryu, Ken has an amazing fighting spirit but an even larger ego. Convinced he is the best fighter, and can defeat anyone, Ken seeks a confrontation with his long-time rival and friend Ryu.
Marvel vs Capcom
The Heroes' Challenge
Ryu's top rival. His attack is like a furious living fire.
Street Fighter
Street Fighter 3 Endings
Ken: Come on Mel! Give me your best shot! Guha!
Eliza: Ohhh Ken! Do you understand what you did to your dad, Mel?
Ken: Mel... you win!
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Endings
Ken: Here we go! Sho... Ryuuuu... Kennnn!
Announcer: Oh no! He doesn't seem to be getting back up! The battle is over!! Showing the strength that we've come to expect, the winner is Ken! Three U.S. Championships in a row! History has been made! This is an exciting moment for Ken, his family, and his friends!
Ken: See? I knocked him out in 30 seconds, as I promised! Oh yeah! Here you go, Sean... This is for you! The U.S. Championship trophy... You wanted it, right?
Sean: M... Master! That's not what I meant! It's meaningless if I did not win it with my own effort!
Ken: Oh, is that so? You shouldn't be too worried about that. At the very least, you must pass the qualifying rounds next time! But... You won't be the winner, since you can't beat me! Ha ha ha!
Street Fighter EX2
Ken has developed a new blow by studying the Rising Dragon Punch (Shoryuken) thoroughly and his kicks has also evolved as well. Ascending into the air like a Dragon God and striking the sky like a thunder bolt, this is the expression of Ken's personality. The connection from my Jinraikyaku to the Shinryuken is still sweet. Let's go, another hundred sets!"
Street Fighter: The Movie (Arcade) endings
As the pieces of Bison's maniacal plans fall apart, Ken is able to hustle his way into a number of secret deals that assure him of a life of luxury. Despite his new found wealth, Ken continues to heed the teachings of his respected Master Sheng Long.
Street Fighter: The Movie (Console) endings
Putting his scrounging ability to good use, Ken helped restore Shadaloo City after the defeat of Bison and his forces. Impressed by Ken's resourcefulness, Colonel Guile offered Ken the chance to join the Allied Nation Forces, but Ken had other plans. Already planning their next deal, Ken and Ryu hit the open road. And wherever there is trouble, you can be sure that they will be in the middle of it.
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Revival Endings
"Yeah! I did it! I won!"


"Hey Eliza! Why are you here!?"

"I came to see you of course!"

"Oh Eliza..."
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Ryu's eternal rival Ken Masters...
His title of "US martial arts champion" proves his strength.
Yet his mind has become unsound. His friend's focus urges him.
Now he sets out to find the answer just beyond his fist...
The Tournament Begins
Although he hails from the U.S.A., karate-meister Ken honed his fine fighting skills by studying under a renowned martial arts master in Japan, where he was pushed to excel by training partner and fellow street fighter Ryu. He is perhaps best known for his Shoryuken attack, but he has developed strong skills in all areas. He is a formidable opponent who never leaves home without his Black Belt.
The Tournament Begins Anew
The heir apparent to the largest conglomerate in the United States, 12-year-old Ken Masters was shipped off to Japan by his father to learn discipline under his good friend, Gouken. Although hesitant at first, Ken eventually warmed up to his new environment, getting along especially well with his fellow student, Ryu. Ken’s warm and passionate nature contrasts his best friend, and the two love to test one another. He just can’t say no to a challenge from Ryu.

Now settled into a comfortable life in America with his expecting wife, Ken is reluctant to enter the new fighting tournament. It is only after Ryu issues a personal challenge that he enters the tournament, ready to show his good friend that he still has his fighting spirit.
Super Street Fighter IV
Ken studied martial arts alongside Ryu and considers him his most competent rival. Though he was born into wealth, he believes in hard work and earned his fighting prowess through intense training.
Capcom vs SNK 2
Capcom vs SNK 2 Endings
As was expected, Ken Masters won the tournament. His son Mel cheers, "Congratulations, Daddy!" Ken responds, "Thank you, son. You and Eliza inspire me!"
Pocket Fighter
Pocket Fighter
Ken continues his training in America.
But the honeymoon with Elza has long since ended and they've become a bit tired of each other lately...
Ken: I love Eliza, but it would be kind of nice to have tea with another girl every once in a while.
And so Ken left in search of a beautiful girl.
Pocket Fighter Endings
And so Ken was forced to go shopping with Morrigan...
Ken: Come on already! Aren't you finished yet? My feet hurt!
Morrigan: But you said you'd buy me some new clothes. Just be glad I'm with you! Oh! Let's try that store next!
Ken: (Someone please put an end to my suffering!)
Eliza: Ken! Who is that girl?!
Ken: Eliza! Oh no! Wait, this is all a misunderstanding! We were just having tea! That's all, really!
Eliza: I've heard that line before! Take that!
Ken: Ouch!
Morrigan: Ha ha ha! That's what I like about this human world: great clothes and lots of entertaining quarrels!
Street Fighter X Tekken
The Eternal Rival
Trained with Ryu under the tutelage of Gouken, and has since become eternal rivals with his good friend. He is the heir to the Masters Corporation. He is by nature a cheerful and positive person in contrast to Ryu's stoicism, but he is also able to concentrate on the task at hand. Worried about the dangerous road his friend Ryu is taking, he joins him in his journey.

Fun Facts
Copykugenryu Cat
As Dan is to Art of Fighting, so is Yuri to Street Fighter. Since KoF98, she has inherited at least move from Capcom's signature shotos per game albeit subtely renamed and reanimated.
Karate Pimp
In Street Fighter 4, Rufus was originally designed as African-American with a fur-trimmed gi, gold necklace, and sneakers. The concept was ultimately scrapped in favor of the yellow-clad rotund fighter we know today. The attire was later used as Ken's alternate outfit.
Kevin Fever
The first actual sequel to the original Street Fighter was actually Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight for the NES/Famicom. Contrary to urban legend, this was indeed a Street Fighter title in Japan, as well (known as 2010: Street Fighter, there), and it follows the character Kevin Striker across the galaxy to stop the evil scientist Dr. Jose.

When localized for the American market, Kevin's name was changed to Ken, and the story was re-written to having him retire from fighting, following the events of SF1, and become a scientist. Dr. Jose was changed to become Ken's friend and research partner, Troy.

Since 2010 is pretty far removed from Street Fighter, it is commonly assumed that since the Famicom/NES version of SF1 was canceled (having made it into catalog solicitations in Japan and the U.S., but never seen in any playable form), 2010 was an unrelated project that was slapped with the Street Fighter branding to appease customers.

Sadly, once the year 2010 did roll around, Capcom made no effort to even joke about this oft-forgotten chapter's existence.
Prototype versions of Ryu and Ken exist in the ROM for the original Street Fighter. Limited to just one sprite each, these prototypes nonetheless show a number of differences compared with their final versions. Ryu's footwear and gloves are brown rather than red, his hair is shorter (more akin to subsequent depictions) and he has a meaner facial expression! Ken's prototype shows him wearing a red bandana, brown footwear and gloves whereas his final version omits the slippers and headband and changes the colour of his gloves to yellow. In addition, an unfinished arena is also present in the ROM. It is unlike any of the stages in the final game but clearly was abandoned early on in development as it is very rough; limited to just a black and blue outline.