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Capcom vs SNK 2/Evil Ryu

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Introduction

CVS2 EvilRyu CAPCOM Art.jpg
Health (at Ratio 2)
10600 Very Low
Stun
60 Low
Dash Length
15 Frames Short
Dash Type
Slide Corpse Hop=No, Proj. Hop=No
Run Speed
8.2 Slightly Above Average
Roll Distance
140 pixels Far
Roll Duration
27f Long
Wakeup Speed compared to Ryu
0f Average

Story

Evil Ryu (also referred to as Eryu) is a hypothetical what-if character in the Street Fighter lore, where Ryu finally succumbs to the Satsui no Hado, and fully transforms into a powerful being that has nothing but evil intent in his actions. This was a goal primarily wanted by Akuma, who thought that without it Ryu would be weak. He will seek to kill his opponent by any means, and he will do so no matter what kind of person they are. He shares no similarities with the humble and honorable warrior he once was, he is now a heartless killing machine, morally being no better than people like Dictator. Evil Ryu has shown flashes of what he is capable of. When Ryu fought Sagat in the first World Warrior Tournament, he got beaten handily. When Sagat let out his hand to help his opponent get up, Ryu let the Hado control him, and let out a violent, rage induced Shoryuken that left a huge scar across Sagat's chest, nearly killing him. Ryu has never truly succumbed to the hado in the story, as he shafted it away with the Power of Nothingness, but this concept of a Satsui no Hado controlled Ryu was interesting enough that Capcom decided to include him in many various game appearances, including this one.

Evil Ryu is only playable in the home console ports of CvS2 (Dreamcast, Playstation 2, etc.), meaning that he is banned from competition at most tournaments due to this limitation. If he was allowed to be played at tournaments, he could very well compete with the stronger characters, although his really low health would be a hinderance against high damage characters like Sagat and Dictator. He wouldn't be overpowered, but he would certainly be a competitive character.

Gameplay

Evil Ryu is a mix between normal Ryu and Akuma. He gains Akuma's moves, like the Ashura Senkuu, Messatsu Gou Shoryuu, and most notably, the Raging Demon. Essentially you're playing as Ryu with Akuma's kit. Due to his really low health and stun, he's a little bit of a glass cannon, although his rushdown isn't as scary as Akuma's. He trades this health and stun decrease for really high damage combos and tricky setups.

While Evil Ryu covers some of normal Ryu's weaknesses, he has his own unique flaws. While Evil Ryu does have the high damage and easy knockdowns, his mixups aren't on the level of Akuma's, as his divekick command normal it is not a crazy mixup and lacks a demon flip or air fireball to maintain his pressure after knockdowns. His mixups don't differ at all from normal Ryu, so he can't necessarily go full on rushdown like Akuma can, has his mix isn't as threatening and has even lower health. Because of this, Evil Ryu can either dominate a round or get washed, it's usually one or the other. He requires the fundamental consistency of Ryu and the potent pressure abilities of Akuma to be played effectively. Leaning towards one side will not be optimal for Evil Ryu to stay on the screen.

Groove Selection

Best - N: Similar to Akuma, Evil Ryu likes N-Groove due to it's mobility, but also likes it because of it's sharing elements from C-Groove, which synergizes well with his more Ryu-like elements. He has both a run and a hop to better pad his pressure, and easy to access level 3s, which becomes really scary with a Raging Demon in the back pocket. Not only that, but Max Mode also increases Evil Ryu's already high combo damage. As well, he has access to roll cancels and guard cancels, which help out Evil Ryu not get hit as often.

Useful - K/C/A: K-Eryu is essentially an all-in offensive gamble. You risk all of your defensive subsystems for high octane offense. Runs, Hops, frequent level 3s, and a crazy damage/defense buff when raged means it's either win or bust when Evil Ryu uses K-Groove. The only thing that keeps K-Eyu afloat is the JD, which is the only real defensive subsystem available to him, and if he can get a few of them, it makes life a little easier for him. C-Eryu is a more Ryu-like character, relying on the sound fundamentals with his buttons and specials to win, although the main takeaway being his life is extremely low, so you have to win neutral a lot to ensure that he stays alive. While his level 2 cancels are really strong, he has to make sure he can stay on the screen long enough to get that meter. The lack of any mobility options hurts his pressure greatly, meaning he has to rely on footsies more than anything else to get the job done. The same applies to A-Eryu, but he gains the CC in exchange for the level 2 cancels. His CC does do good damage, but it's not anything crazy, just painfully average. In C and A he has to play more like Ryu than Akuma.

Worst - P/S: P-Eryu is very, very reliant on parries. In order to ensure he doesn't lose too much health in neutral, he needs to get those parries in, and whether he punishes the attack or not, as long as he does not get hit by anything he is doing fine. It's really difficult for Evil Ryu to get a super in P since he might not even live long enough to get it, but at the very least he's good enough to where he can build that P-Groove meter for the next character coming in when he eventually dies. S-Eryu can play both a Ryu type gameplan and Akuma type gameplan, as he can charge meter while controlling space and rush with his hop and run. Supers are very hard to come by in S, and S-Eryu only really becomes super threatening when he's going to die anyways.


Evil Ryu is a Ryu/Akuma hybrid who can rush well and dish out good damage but can't take any. His best groove is N-Groove.
Pros Cons
  • Shoto: Good buttons and a kit that can work in most situations
  • Rushdown: With some of Akuma's tools, Evil Ryu can pressure better than normal Ryu
  • Damage: His buttons and combos do really good damage and stun, Evil Ryu can kill an opponent in a couple of touches
  • Consistent Enders: His combos always lead into a knockdown that allows for some okizeme and pressure
  • Health: Having even lower health than Akuma means that Evil Ryu can get washed easily if things go wrong
  • Defense Despite having mostly Ryu's kit, Evil Ryu can't really afford to play defensively like normal Ryu can, as he can die just as quickly as he can kill the opponent. He almost always has to be on offense
  • Reliant on Mobility: Evil Ryu's effectiveness relies on the run and hop mechanics of the S, N and K grooves. C and A are useful, but the huge sacrifice in mobility makes Evil Ryu far less of a threat



!!!THIS PAGE IS STILL A WIP. IF YOU NEED FRAME DATA NOW, REFER TO THE CVS2 BIBLE OR LOOK THROUGH EDIT HISTORY TO FIND THE LAST EDIT CONTAINING FRAME DATA IF THERE WAS ONE!!!

Normal Moves

Far Normals

5LP

Far Jab
Far Light Punch
5LP / Far LP
Version Damage Stun Cancel Guard Parry Startup Active Recovery Total Adv Hit Adv Block Invul
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5MP

Far Strong
Far Medium Punch
5MP / Far MP
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5HP

Far Fierce
Far Heavy Punch
5HP / Far HP
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5LK

Far Short
Far Light Kick
5LK / Far LK
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5MK

Far Forward
Far Medium Kick
5MK / Far MK
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5HK

Far Roundhouse
Far Heavy Kick
5HK / Far HK
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Close Standing Normals

clLP

Close Jab
Close Light Punch
cl.LP
Version Damage Stun Cancel Guard Parry Startup Active Recovery Total Adv Hit Adv Block Invul
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clMP

Close Strong
cl.MP
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clHP

Close Fierce
Close Heavy Punch
cl.HP
Version Damage Stun Cancel Guard Parry Startup Active Recovery Total Adv Hit Adv Block Invul
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clLK

Close Short
Close Light Kick
cl.LK
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clMK

Close Forward
Close Medium Kick
cl.MK
Version Damage Stun Cancel Guard Parry Startup Active Recovery Total Adv Hit Adv Block Invul
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clHK

Close Roundhouse
Close Heavy Kick
cl.HK
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Crouching Normals

2LP

Crouch Jab
Crouching Light Punch
2LP / cr.LP
Version Damage Stun Cancel Guard Parry Startup Active Recovery Total Adv Hit Adv Block Invul
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2MP

Crouch Strong
Crouching Medium Punch
2MP / cr.MP
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2HP

Crouch Fierce
Crouching Heavy Punch
2HP / cr.HP
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2LK

Crouch Short
Crouching Light Kick
2LK / cr.LK
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2MK

Crouch Forward
Crouching Medium Kick
2MK / cr.MK
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2HK

Crouch Roundhouse
Crouching Heavy Kick
2HK / cr.HK
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Jumping Normals

j.LP

Jump Jab
Jumping Light Punch
j.LP
Version Damage Stun Cancel Guard Parry Startup Active Recovery Total Adv Hit Adv Block Invul
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j.MP

Jump Strong
Jumping Medium Punch
j.MP
Version Damage Stun Cancel Guard Parry Startup Active Recovery Total Adv Hit Adv Block Invul
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j.HP

Jump Fierce
Jumping Heavy Punch
j.HP
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j.LK

Jump Short
Jumping Light Kick
j.LK
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j.MK

Jump Forward
Jumping Medium Kick
j.MK
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j.HK

Jump Roundhouse
Jumping Heavy Kick
j.HK
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Command Normals

X

Generic Command
Generic Name
Generic Input
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Throws

X

Generic Throw Name
Punch Throw
Near Opponent, 4/6HP
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X

Generic Throw Name
Kick Throw
Near Opponent, 4/6HK
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