Top Fighters in Street Fighter (2016)

This is not based on rankings from video game tournaments, but the canon storyline which includes games, anime, and comics.

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  • She is the one who created the Pandora's box in Street Fighter x Tekken. She's also the original source of M. Bison's Psycho Drive. However in terms of fighting skills, she lacks it. She doesn't need fighting skills though since she can control time and hence, can decide the outcome of any fight.

  • He is a genetically enhanced human fighter, surpassing his little brother, Urien. While he was defeated by Alex, he did not use his powers against Alex since he's a human and wanted a fair fight. He has defeated both Oni and Evil Ryu in the official comic story. He even knocks Oni enough to make him turn back into regular Akuma and parries every attack by Evil Ryu.

  • Killed his master, Goutetsu and also defeated Gouken. His strongest version is the Oni which is stronger than than Shin Akuma. Oni has completely accepted to the Satsui no Hado. Oni can even do the Shun Goku Satsu in the air. Oni has defeated Evil Ryu. Shin Akuma is equal to Oro.

  • He has fought 1 vs 1 with Oni.

  • This guy tied with Shin Akuma, but it is not clear if he was using his full power against Akuma. He always holds back with other opponents with one hand tied behind his back. He's more than 140 years old.

  • He escaped death by Akuma. He's also defeated Akuma many times before Akuma became powerful. He uses the Power of Nothingness to seal the Satsui no Hado. The Power of Nothingness empties the soul so it is immune to Shun Goku Satsu as well as Necalli. He is also equal to Shin Akuma.

  • He's defeated Bison before without turning into his Evil form. He has defeated Alex. He eventually learns the Power of Nothingness from Gouken which allows him then to control the power of Evil Ryu without ever using Satsui no Hado again. This makes him stronger than Evil Ryu as per Street Fighter V.

  • Ryu in his darkest form is a formidable foe. He fought Akuma where his Shun Goku Satsu cancels out with Akuma's. He is also the one who scarred Sagat and the reason why Ryu won against Sagat.

  • I will consider Ken's strongest version which is Violent Ken. This version is stronger than regular Ryu, but Shin Ryu is stronger than Violent Ken.

  • He has leukemia and seeks a warrior's deathmatch. He fought Akuma and tied. He saw Gouken fight Akuma and promised to stay alive so he could see the result. His assassination skills allow him to do 1-hit Ko moves which would beat most of the characters below. Due to his health, he is not at his prime but he would be at the same level as Goutetsu.

  • He is the master of Gouki (Akuma) and Gouken. He was surpassed by both his students. In his prime, he would now be weaker than Ryu and Ken also. Since he knows the Shun Goku Satsu, he would defeat most of the warriors below.

  • Controls the Psycho Drive. Defeated by Ryu, Akuma, and Gouken.

  • He was defeated by Bison He is supposedly a clone of Charlie that was created by Bison to serve as another body for Bison if Bison dies.

  • He defeated Gill at the Third World Warrior Tournament. He was unable to counter any of Ryu's blows.

  • He is responsible for the resurrection of Charlie Nash who he defeats in a fight. He also has defeated Rashid. Unlike his brother, Gill, Urien does not have any special powers.

  • She's defeated Guile, Chun-Li, Bison, Rashid, Vega, and Twelve. C. Viper wants to recruit her. A Taekwondo master with the Feng Shui engine in her left eye. Her Feng Shui engine makes her a force to reckon with that makes her fearless even against Bison or Seth.

  • He is from the game Final Fight and one of Cody's friends. He rescued Rose from Bison. In the official manga, he blocked every punch from Ryu's Shun Goku Satsu and defeated him, albeit a possessed Ryu. He also has defeated Vega and Rolento.

  • He sparred with Guy, his rival, for fun. He got arrested for Street Fighting. He hasn't been shown to have any feats that would put him at the top. He used to spar with Guy in the old days but due to him being in prison, his fighting skills have not improved.

  • He technically defeated Ryu the first time if it wasn't for Evil Ryu. In his second rematch with Ryu, he defeated him but Ryu was holding back. He has defeated his pupil, Adon.

  • He rescued Abel from Shadowloo and is a little stronger than Guile. His only goal is to defeat Bison.

  • He was taught the Sonic booms by Charlie, his superior officer.

  • He defeated Necalli and managed to punch F.A.N.G.

  • He poisoned Necalli which knocked him out temporaily.

  • This guy devours soul. He was defeated by Balrog, Bison, and Ryu in the canon storyline.

  • She almost got all her power sucked by Bison but saved by Guy. Her Psycho Drive powers allow her to defeat most of her enemies. She's almost the female version of Bison.

  • He took Ryu's Shin Shoryuken and was not knocked out by it.

  • A result of an experiment in Gill's G-Project.

  • A result of an experiment in Gill's G-Project.

  • He defeated Zangief and Vega. He is defeated by Guile in the comics. In a fight against C. Viper, her electric attacks would do no damage to Blanka but the reverse is not true.

  • He has defeated Rufus and Seth. He tied with Karin. Oro also acknowledges Dhalsim but wishes that Dhalsim would train himself rather than his pupil, Mahesh. He almost lost to E. Honda but got distracted by Ryu.

  • She tied with Dhalsim. She's defeated Makoto and Sakura.

  • He's defeated by Guy. His weapons arsenal and use of bombs makes him above Rashid.

  • He beat Birdie and Chun-Li in a fight. He is defeated by a single Shoryuken by Ryu.

  • She defeats Cammy. Her Thunder Knuckle gets effortlessly blocked by Ken.

  • He is implied to be Dorai, Chun-Li's father under the control of Bison. Seeing as he trained Chun-Li, he may be as strong or stronger than her.

  • She defeated Vega in the canon storyline. She's lost to Bison.

  • He was defeated by Ken. He was a fellow pupil of Dorai, so his skills are around the same as Chun-Li's.

  • She's defeated Vega, Decapre, and Birdie. She's lost to Bison, C. Viper, and Dhalsim.

  • He was an assistant to Goutetsu. He was defeated by Ryu in the first warrior tournament.

  • He's defeated R. Mika, Birdie, and Sodom. He's lost to Ken and Blanka.

  • Nearly killed by F.A.N.G. and saved by Guile. He has been defeated by Zangief.

  • He was defeated by Blanka and Chun-Li in the canon storyline.

  • He's been defeated by Abel and Blanka. He's fought with Karin.

  • He defeated E. Honda.

  • Defeated by Ryu.

  • He's defeated Adon and fought against Rufus.

  • He wants to surpass his master, Sagat and become the God of Muay Thai.

  • He's defeated Sodom and has lost to Hakan.

  • He is about equal in strength to Zangief. He lost to Ken's Shoryuken. He considers El Fuerte his rival.

  • He's a friend of E. Honda, R. Mika, and Zangief. Rival of T. Hawk.

  • He's sort of a comical character.

  • He lost to E.Honda.

  • He uses the martial art style of Savate. There's not much information about him and he hasn't fought any tough opponents.

  • She's been defeated by Zangief and looks up to him. She fought Laura. She also lost to Balrog.

  • She has fought Birdie and Karin, supposedly defeating them because she asked for stronger opponents. She also fought with Zangief and R. Mika. She thought that R. Mika was a tough opponent, so she would be almost as strong as her.

  • She challenged Oro and Oro said that he had considered to use both of his hands but did not want to hurt her.

  • She is a rival of Ibuki.

  • He put more of a challenge against Ryu than his brother, Yun. They both fought Gill and Gill rewarded them for effort.

  • He fought Gill and was rewarded for his effort.

  • Her rival is Karin who defeated her in a match. She is in love with Ryu.

  • She is classmates with Makoto and Ibuki.

  • Geki is the Ninja warrior who appeared in the first warrior tournament.

  • She knows ninjitsu like Ibuki and hence can poison her enemies.

  • He's similar to Dan but a little stronger.

  • Comic relief.