Wide Ryu meme depicting the reveal of the character ryu in street fighter six looking extra swole and wide.

Wide Ryu

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Updated Feb 22, 2022 at 04:50PM EST by Zach.

Added Feb 22, 2022 at 02:59PM EST by Adam.

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About

Wide Ryu refers to a nickname and jokes about the character Ryu's design in the upcoming Capcom fighting game Street Fighter 6, which depicts him as much beefier than he was in previous iterations of the series. In late February 2022 following the announcement trailer of SF6, Wide Ryu was used as an exploitable in memes, as well as in fan art depictions.

Origin

On February 21st, 2022, Capcom announced a new mainline game in the Street Fighter series, Street Fighter 6, by showing a teaser featuring series veterans Ryu and Luke, with Ryu's body shape being much wider and beefier than before (shown below).



Immediately after the teaser was posted, fans began pointing out how Ryu grew notably more swole through the series. For example, on February 21st, Twitter user JohnnyChandra6[1] posted a comparison of Ryu's designs from Street Fighter's 3, 4, 5 and 6 (shown below), receiving over 50 likes in roughly 24 hours.



Spread

Jokes about Ryu's girth quickly spread on Twitter in late February 2022. For example, user @kuusoukanvas[2] posted a comparison between Ryu and the Ben Swolo meme on February 21st (shown below, left). User @DreamCastGuy[3] posted an even wider version of Ryu that same day, gaining over 100 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, right).


kuusou vtuber || predebut ... @kuusoukanvas not to be THAT guy but Street Fighter 6 Ryu built like wide Kylo Ren 12:53 AM 路 Feb 21, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone DreamcastGuy @DreamcastGuy Capcom like: "I want Ryu WIDE. Make him just impossibly wide. No it doesnt have to make sense. WIDER!" 9:41 AM Feb 21, 2022 路 Twitter Web App

Fan art also emphasized the enormous size of Ryu. For example, on February 21st, Twitter user @RCaseDrawsStuff[4] posted art of Wide Ryu that gained over 40 retweets and 190 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, left). User @colorreaper[5] then posted art that gained over 120 retweets and 890 likes in the same time period (shown below, right).


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Ryu's Penis

Additionally, some users argued that they could make out the outline of Ryu's penis in his pants from the teaser. Adam Ellis tweeted,[6] "Capcom announced Street Fighter 6 and nobody is talking about Ryu's big fat dong??? Wtf you guys," gaining over 770 retweets and 6,100 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, left). User @KaiserNeko[7] also tweeted, "Ryu's dick print, give me the strength to make it through the day," gaining over 330 retweets and 3,100 likes in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).


Adam Ellis ... @adamtotscomix Capcom announced Street Fighter 6 and nobody is talking about Ryu's big fat dong??? W-- you guys 2:15 AM 路 Feb 21, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone Scott Frerichs @KaiserNeko Ryu's d--- print, give me the strength to make it through the day

Various Examples


Thank you Capcom Wupong @NotWupong 路 Feb 21 ... Ryu in Street Fighter 6 looks like human shrek with a beard Fishfriedcat ... @Fishfriedcat Ryu in Street Fighter 7. 1:10 PM 路 Feb 21, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone FeetFish O {Open for Comms} ... @FeetFish685 Street Fighter 6 Ryu looks mad different. Stupid Fighter 3 @stupidfighter3 Someone said this was Ryu in Street Fighter 6. Stylized Steve MINECRAFT 12:39 AM 路 Feb 21, 2022 路 Twitter Web App

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External References

[1] Twitter 鈥 @JohnnyChandra6

[2] Twitter 鈥 @kuusoukanvas

[3] Twitter 鈥 DreamCastGuy

[4] Twitter 鈥 RCaseDrawsStuff

[5] Twitter 鈥 colorreaper

[6] Twitter 鈥 @adamtotscomix

[7] Twitter 鈥 @kaiserneko

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