Akuma's Biography Statistics
Name: Akuma ( Gouki in Japan ) Height: Weight: 178 lbs Blood Type: ? Date of Birth: ? Home Land: Japan
History The mysterious figure of Akuma is the darkest warrior in the Street Fighter cast. A once promising fighter, he was twisted by his lust for power. He now searches for ever greater opponents, particularly the prodigal Ryu. The origin of the darkest of the three main Shotokan Karate users in Street Fighter (Akuma, Ryu and Ken) is shrouded in hear-say and rumour. Perhaps the most valid story is that Akuma had a brother called Gouken, and they both studied under a master called Goutetsu. Goutetsu had removed the most deadly secrets of his techniques, because they would corrupt the user. However Akuma believed a warrior should use any technique available to defeat his opponent, and discovered the secret of Shun Goku Satsu (the Instant Hell Murder, also known as the Raging Demon). He used this move to kill his master and brother. However by then Gouken had taught his art to two students, Ken and Ryu. Akuma now searches for a battle with Ryu. Also known as the 'Master of Fists', Akuma has made many enemies. Most notable is Gen. He has also been challenged by Adon, M. Bison and Wolverine (of the X-Men). Akuma lives by himself on an island. In the parodic Super Gem Fighter, Akuma's island is turned into an amusement park, and he has to search for a new training ground. Akuma made his debut in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, as both a secret opponent and a secret character. He fought much like Ryu, but could perform the Zankuu Hadouken (air fireball), and Ashura Senkuu (teleport). Akuma is notorious for his knowledge of how to perform the Raging Demon. The Raging Demon is such a powerful move that Akuma's master, Goutetsu, forbade Akuma from learning it. Goutetsu's ancestors had banned the teaching of the technique for they knew...