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    Sheng Long

    Character » Sheng Long appears in 2 issues.

    Sheng Long was a master of Ryu and Ken.

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    Sheng Long last edited by Hyjurocket on 12/03/22 05:19PM View full history

    Sheng Long, artwork from Electronic Gaming Monthly (1997)
    Sheng Long, artwork from Electronic Gaming Monthly (1997)

    Sheng Long is a character from Street Fighter that emerged from a hoax created by the magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) in an April Fools' prank (February 1992), a while later, he would be a secret character and master of Ryu and Ken. Capcom created Gouken, the master of Ryu and Ken and his evil brother, Akuma.

    Its name came from a translation error, at the end of Ryu in Street Fighter II, the following sentence appeared: "If you cannot overcome the Shoryuken, you cannot win!" (昇龍拳を破らぬ限り、おまえに勝ち目はない!, Shōryūken wo yaburanu kagiri, omae ni kachime wa nai!), which has been translated as "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance.", Shōryūken is the name from Ryu and Ken 's special attack and means "Rising Dragon Fist", in the English instruction manual for the SNES Street Fighter II referred to "Master Sheng Long" as Ryu and Ken's master.

    Akuma and Gouken
    Akuma and Gouken

    As it came from an Aprils Fool's joke, his birthday is April 1, 1941.

    The name Sheng Long resembles Shenlong, the legendary Chinese dragon, present in the franchise Dragon Ball created by Akira Toriyama.

    Other Media

    Comics

    Nida care of Sheng Long
    Nida care of Sheng Long

    Sheng Long appears in the Malibu series as Ryu's master, Ken and Nida, after being poisoned by an evil Ryu clone, created by M. Bison, becomes taken care of by Nida, who believes that Ryu is the real culprit and swears revenge.

    Video games

    Akuma's ending
    Akuma's ending

    Sheng Long is mentioned as Ryu and Ken's master and Akuma's brother in the game Street Fighter: The Movie (based on the movie) for arcade.

    Despite not being an official character, he has a Shadaloo C.R.I. profile.

    Art from the Shadaloo C.R.I. profile.
    Art from the Shadaloo C.R.I. profile.
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