continuity monster seems to have made itself known in this series.
there's some death and ressrection of characters going on. And things
make a person goes 'huh?' Making it a continuity-challenged story.
makes me believe that series is a stand alone. The pressence of Gill,
(Resident gods) and Morrigan seems to bring this continuity monster to
be. Hints point to the fact that this take place right before the
of Ryu and Ken (SF3). And I think I need a Panadol for my aching
- Ryu and ChunLi are lovers ( Thank
Yagami for the conjecture) CL unrelated to Vega
- Ryu is suppose to be one of the
main characters. Ryu, Iori, Ken and Kyo in this order. And the story
around them. Of the four, Ryu and Iori are the two most powerful
Pilot issue - Starts off
having his death match with Ken. While elsewhere Kyo and Iori are
their death match. During an intense moment of the fight. the buildup
one side attracts the attention of the fighters from the other
- The evolves into a Ryu and Ken vs
and Kyo fight instead.
story (issue 1 to issue 26 ) Three months later
- A battle between Gill and
the comic And the duo ends up being sealed in some rock formation.
which we have Gouken sending Ryu off to some KOF tournament to reclaim
something that belongs to them. The mission turned into a wild goose
that causes more trouble then what its worth.
- While Ryu is doing some soul
Gouki shows up annoying him some. Telling Ryu that he will be needed
the two Resident gods (Gill and Oruchi ) be unsealed. So snap out out
it and go there
- Some fights, backstories and
on both sides later. Ryu had a run-in with various KOFers and Mai who
dressed as CL (just so to distract him). After that fight. he hung out
at at Ryo's dojo for a bit to learn more about reaching the perfect
Satui no Hadou from Geese.
- CL makes her apperance, a fight
Blanka that caught the brooding Iori's attention. Catch his attention
does. CL lures Iori into a trap where a bunch of 3rd Strikers were
to ambush him.
- The fight led CL and Iori to fall
some cave. As CL's luck goes. She found Iori in another part of the
having a fight with his own personal demon. And after being mistaken as
Kasumi Iori killed CL (Iori thinks he did kill her. For the plot's
we all should think he did kill her)
- Ignore scene of Ryu riding on a
to the tournament ground and Iori riding a giant bat. As its just some
things about their Satsui no Hadou and Riot of the blood affecting
- Before these two can get there the
heats up so much and got out of hand when Rugal beats up the
Ken who is not there yet) and Vega( Bison) beating up the KOFers. The
overtook the two and cause them to beat up each other after killing
- More mindless fights (duh) as Iori
Ken joins in, turning it into a free for all until Satsui no Hadou Ryu
finally arrives and a decent bit of sanity returns and its finally Ryu
vs Iori (Go Ryu!!)
- The two strongest guys going head
head to determine who be the better one
- Until Ryu discovered that his
CL was killed by Iori (apprently), he finally snaps and reaches his
stage Satsui no Hadou and faces off a complete Riot of the blood
- Fight got messier when Gill was
and that forced Ryu and Iori to work together
- Even worse is when Oruchi/Orochi
joins the fray and merges with Gill (Imagine - Long white hair, Orochi
face, Gill colours and Orochi's pants - one freaky entity but prettier
and sleeker than bulky Gill. *LOL*)
- Fight fight fight. Ryu giving his
ditch for the fight before the new god kills him ditto for Iori leaving
Kyo to finish off the new god.
- Morrigan pops by and grabbing the
of the new god in hope to revive her darkstalkers. But nothing happen.
Instead all dead SFers and KOFers are revived for the second
- Ignore the hint of some SFers or
having a wee bit of Darkstalker power
- Gouki? Him in 2nd story.1st one is
story story (issue 27 to issue 46 )
- At Tokyo
Gouki issue a challenge to all warriors to come for a fight a month
- While Yagami
to have a territory of his own. And in comes a new original character
Wu-Ya (Long white hair, Ryu's headband, Ken's bracers, Kyo KOF99 style
black cross shirt and jeans) pops up. Somewhat relevant to the story
related to Morrigan and Iori.
- Seems like there is also
- One started by the apprently
Lord Vega. It is to find a husband for CL. Winner gets CL and Vega's
Some warriors take up the challenge for money and glory, CL, while
go there for the sake of the fight (Ken, Ryo, Beni, Zangief, Terry and
- It turns out that CL had
Vega's base for revenge. But seeing him as an amnesiac she hung around
him and make use of him to help her find Ryu. Hence such a fight with
as the prize. As she hopes that Ryu would show up to prevent his woman
from being taken by some guy with bad intent
- While elsewhere, we have this
fellow with glasses thicker than mine. guy's name is Peter although he
looks somewhat Clark Kent-ish. Without his thick glasses he resembles
much. And the way things go Peter is so relevant to this story that he
ends up in the thick of things
- Peter being the reporter is
to keep track of the news of the fights, had a run-in with an annoyed
who beat him up and caused him to fall out the window. who have died if
not for Ken(drove by in his car) who save him since Peter resembles
- Ryo and Kim shows up and break
fight. Somehow Ken is baffled by the silly and somewhat wussy (Ken's
looking Peter. Half convince that Peter could not be Ryu. Yet he can't
shake off a naggy feeling that Peter is Ryu.
- While Ryo just had to look Ken up
tell him that although he joins the fight, he has no intentions
on CL. So please inform Ryu if he sees him.
- While at a press conference
Peter hears Iori aknowledging Ryu as his worthy challenger, but why is
Iori's attention on Peter as he speaks
- Day of the fight itself. Ryu
turn up. But Peter the reporter show up and took pictures.
- Ahem, back to CL. Lord Vega shows
true colors that he was also using her to lure Ryu out.
- But because of Gouki showing up
fight got canceled as little fights erupt all around. Gouki turns
back to his so call tourney and leaves.
- The other person to be disappoint
Honda, who apprently enter the fight for CL.
- Various other fights
- And Peter gets visits by Gouki who
him the current Gouki is an imposter. And why is he calling him 'Ryu'?
So is he dreaming or are things for real?
- And so Peter decides to head to
mountain that Gouki mention and checks things out. Gets beaten up by
- A gathering of heroes as CL and
heads up to the mountain to see what the big fuss is about.
- A berserk Gouki beats up everybody
the injured Peter reveals to Ken the truth about Gouki
- A whole big messy fight as
tries to stop him. Something big is brewing in the air.
- One flashback later, Shin Gouki
Ryu. Ryu regains his memory and joins the fray, The main villian here
Pyron. Of course the only person who happy to see Ryu again is
- Gouki and Pyron fights. A huge
of flame follows. Ryo rescues King. While CL unable to get away fast
but she was saved in the nick of time by Ryu (39 issues later some form
of interaction... sheesssh)
- She couldn't find the words to
a simple touch is more than enough. Ryu smiles as he sees her
- But. But Ryu tells her to go wait
him at their usual place while he finishes the fight at
- CL knows that her pressence here
distract him. So she tells him that she'll be waiting there and left.
Ryu gets in a fight with Wu-Ya
- Fight turns into a long talk about
darkstalkers, Iori, Ryu and Wu-ya's role in it all.(hints point to
being the a future + alternate realtiy son of Iori and Morrigan because
of encounter in prelude of chapter 26)
- Gouki ended this saga by
Pyron and righting the balance.
- And another fight between Kyo
is to happen again. Gouki tells Ken of the time he was trap in another
dimension. While Iori met a girl who looks like Kasumi
- While Ryu is hanging out at some
- On day of Kyo and Iori fight, Ken
possessed by other worldly creature and aims to kill Ryo ( nearest guy
around) but Ryu came along and stop him. Beat the demon out of Ken and
stop the Iori and Kyo fight, giving over to Iori the burden of be the
saviour and left with Ken.
- And this volume ends
story story (issue 47 to issue 54 )
- No mention whatsoever of the
2 volumes storyline. Smacks a bit of the Ryu - Final manga
- We got Ryu training at the
and Ken showing up. He has his family to motivate him on. What has Ryu
got? And starts a fight with Ryu.
- Beating Ryu up. And says that he
deserves to fight Gouki. If Ryu wants to take back that right prove it
at the CVS tourney
- So off went Ryu for his training.
stop is to Sagat. but Sagat deems him unworthy as he finds that there's
something missing. So end up fighting of Adon and later accepting Ryo
challenge (smacks of Dudley vs Ryu fight in Ryu - Final
- How can it be that he is losing to
And then he gets a flashback of a lesson Gouken gave him about that
- And that Ryo and Ryu unleash that
straight punch of which Ryu won (hmmm Kaze no Ken......). And both guys
promise to train harder so as to not disappoint the other the next time
they get another fight on.
- Other fights and Iori jamming
guitar and his on-off fights with Kyo, Run-ins with Guile and
A Rugal vs Gouki fight later
- We get tourney day that has Ken
a headache over who his other 2 partners would be. Sagat demands to be
his partner while Guile shoves CL over to him. An annoyed Ken starts a
fight with CL but for once she beats him up Surpising Ken with the fact
that her powers have grown some
- So at the tourney. CL didn't have
trouble until she ran into Dan (a Gouki powered Rugal infuse Dan with
- Just in time for Ryu to show up at
last issue and takes on Dan and take over for CL
- And the fights just go on and on
this last issue ends
And thank you for making it to
of this page.
For once CL gets to beat up a top
guy (Ken and at earlier point Iori). But compared to the other ladies
gets more screen time, lines and plays an important enough part where
and Iori are concern (the perks being Ryu's woman. If you can call that
Oh and she earn her own Wai Zhuan
she beat up Geese Howard (where Yuri got kidnapped again)