Ken Masters

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Super Smash Bros. character
Ken SSBU.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Hadoken
Side:  Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
Up:  Shoryuken
Down:  Focus Attack
Final Smash:  Shinryuken / Shippu Jinraikyaku
“Bring it on!”
Ken Masters, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Ken Masters is one of the central characters of Capcom's Street Fighter series. He is the best friend and rival to Ryu, and uses improved Shoryuken ki techniques to fight. He has made crossover appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series.


Super Mario Klemp-Won-Do: Muskeln sind nicht alles![edit]

The German Club Nintendo magazine published a 1992 comic titled Super Mario Klemp-Won-Do: Muskeln sind nicht alles!, which features various characters from the Street Fighter series. Among the characters Mario meets in the comic are E. Honda, Dhalsim, Chun-Li, Blanka, and Ken.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Ken makes his first appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, obtained upon downloading Ryu.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

SmashWiki article: Ken (SSBU)

Ken appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as an unlockable character and an Echo Fighter to Ryu. He shares many similarities to Ryu, though he has multiple gameplay differences, including multiple entirely different moves (e.g. side smash attack, neutral air attack, up air attack, Final Smash etc.), and he moves slightly faster. His Shoryuken and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku can hit multiple times unlike Ryu's variants, and his Hadoken is shaped differently while also having a graphic of his hands displayed within. Additionally, he can perform two unique command-input moves that Ryu cannot perform, though Ken cannot perform the Shakunetsu Hadoken. He shares his debut trailer with Incineroar. In said trailer, Ken, on the Boxing Ring stage, successfully KOs Little Mac, before being knocked out himself by Incineroar.

Classic Mode route[edit]
Red-Hot Rivalry
Round Opponent(s) Stage Song
1 Dark Pit Palutena's Temple (Battlefield) Dark Pit's Theme
2 Wolf Venom Star Wolf's Theme / Sector Z (for 3DS / Wii U)
3 Dark Samus Frigate Orpheon Multiplayer - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
4 Link (dark costume) Temple Great Temple / Temple
5 Luigi Mario Bros. Underground Theme - Super Mario Bros.
6 Ryu Suzaku Castle (Ω) Ryu Stage
Final Master Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher), Crazy Hand Final Destination Crazy Hand
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)


  • "I'm ready for ya. Bring it on!"
  • "There you go!"
  • "Take this! Shinryuken!!"
  • "Gotcha! Shippu Jinraikyaku!!"
  • "Get serious."
  • "Yeah!"
  • "Come on!"
  • "Uh-oh!"
  • "I did it!"
  • "I knew I'd win, ha!"
  • "Challenge me after some practice."
  • "So, you wanna fight fire with fire, huh?" (debut trailer)
  • "Hadoken!"
  • "Tatsumaki!"
  • 'Tatsumaki Senpakyakyu!"
  • "Shoryuken!"

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in Description
Ken KenTrophy3DS.png KenTrophyWiiU.png Arcade Street Fighter (1987) NA: Ken has been Ryu’s number-one rival and best friend since they trained together as children under the same master. In fact, the headband Ryu wears was a gift from Ken! Along with being a very talented martial artist, Ken is also heir to his rich father’s Masters Foundation. But sorry, would-be suitors, Ken’s married and has a son!

PAL: Ken has been Ryu's number one rival and best friend since they trained together as children under the same master. The head band Ryu wears was a gift from Ken. Heir to his rich father's Masters Foundation, Ken is a highly skilled martial artist, but eventually goes home and becomes a family man with his wife Eliza and their son, Mel.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Whoa! It's Ken!
  • Palutena: He's the son of the Masters family and a U.S. martial arts tournament champion.
  • Pit: I heard he's filthy rich!
  • Palutena: Really, Pit?
  • Viridi: Sounds like someone needs to up their angel's allowance.
  • Palutena: Back to Ken - he's energetic, cheerful, and boisterous. Pretty much the opposite of Ryu, who has a much more serious personality.
  • Pit: Uh...Why are their attacks so similar then?
  • Palutena: Ken and Ryu are friends that trained in the same fighting style.
  • Palutena: It's a martial art close to Karate that originates from Ansatsuken. They're known to use Hado as well.
  • Pit: You know, Ken doesn't seem like such a bad guy.
  • Palutena: Let's just hope he doesn't give in to the Dark Hado.
  • Palutena: OK, gossip time! Did you know Ken's wife Eliza is also Julia's sister, and Julia is married to Guile?
  • Pit: What?! So Ken is Guile's brother-in-law?!


  • Originally from the Street Fighter™ series, Ken joined the Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate game as Ryu's Echo Fighter! Their differences are carried over from the original game: Ken's Hadoken is shaped differently, his strong Shoryuken has flames, and he moves a bit faster. He has two final smashes: Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku.

Names in other languages[edit]

Ken Masters's page on other NIWA wikis:
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケン・マスターズ
Ken Masutāzu
Ken Masters
German Ken -
Russian Кен