Ken (ケン or 拳 "Fist"), also known by his full name, Ken Masters (ケン・マスターズ Ken Masutāzu), is a video game character created by Capcom. He is one of the main protagonists of the Street Fighter series. Ken is also stated to be the second most popular character in the series, coming second to his best friend Ryu. Like Ryu, Ken's goal is to test his power against many different fighters and strive to become stronger but holds more restraint due to not wanting to jeopardize his family life.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 7-C
Name: Ken Masters
Origin: Street Fighter
Age: 33 in Street Fighter 3
Classification: Human Martial Artist
Speed: At least Supersonic+ (Comparable to Ryu)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Stamina: Superhuman, can fight even while heavily injured
Range: Standard melee range. Several meters with energy attacks.
Standard Equipment: His fighting gloves
Intelligence: Very skilled fighter
- Hadoken: An energy based projectile attack that can inflict quite a lot of damage.
- Shoryuken: A strong jumping uppercut. He can also make a flaming one.
- Tatsumaki Senpukyaku: A powerful aerial spinning kick combo attack.
- Shoryureppa: It's a 2-3 Shoryuken attacks in a row, with more power. He can also make a strong flame uppercut in the end, in order to inflict more damage.
- Senpu Nataotoshi: Ken blocks an enemy's attack and then proceeds to counter attack with a flaming kick.
- Reppu Hadoken: Ken fires a Hadoken from his feet. He's able to fire up to two, each capable of traveling upwards.
- Shippu Jinraikyaku: Ken moves forward and delivers a low roundhouse kick, two high ones, and another low one, and follows up with a knee hit. He then launches into a vertical Tatsumaki Senpukyaku if his knee hit succeeds.
- Kamabaraigeri: Ken performs a kick to the head height of the opponent, that can be connected to a Shipuu Jinraikyaku or a Raikou Nataotoshi (where his leg raises and falls under the head of the opponent).
- Quick Step: Ken runs towards the opponent, closing the distance in an instant. Ken can also choose to step kick or input another attack closer to the end of his run.
- Heat Rush: Ken channels flames through his entire body for a short period of time, which powers up his special attacks by increasing their number of hits and improving their trajectory, allowing him to perform even more damaging combos. His regular Hadoken changes into the Shakunetsu Hadoken, which causes a knockdown on hit and the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku gains flaming effects, giving it enhanced properties as noted previously.
- Shinryuken: A Shoryuken that moves vertically into the air causing a vacuum effect, which sucks in the opponent and strikes him multiple times.
- Guren Senpukyaku: Ken playfully points at the opponent with a cocky smile and proceeds to unleash a barrage of flaming Tatsumaki Senpukyaku kicks as he spins in a horizontal straight line.
- Guren Enjinkyaku: Ken begins with a jumping kick that, if successful in hitting the opponent, begins the attack combination where he jumps off the opponent with the other foot, spinning on the ground backwards before he runs back up and hits the opponent with a furious upward-flying flaming Tatsumaki that ends with a final, slightly prolonged kick going straight across the opponent's face.