- [Narrator] What up fam
and welcome to another episode of Honest Gaming History.
- Oh Shit
It's the OG opening.
You know what that means fam?
Donte couldn't think of anything to write.
- Yo shut your face.
Anyways, today we're covering a character
that I feel like has been asked
for since the first episode of honest gaming history
- He's one of the strongest ninja in the world.
But instead of waking up and choosing,
you know, stealth, he chooses violence.
- He's been saving the world since 1988
and after spending more than six years MIA, rumor has it,
that he may be returning in another Ninja Gaiden game.
This time on Honest Gaming History we're
covering the legendary dragon Ninja,
- Play that intro, son!
- So since we're talking about Ryu
let's begin with some background
on the game he's from, Ninja Gaiden,
Ninja Gaiden started in 1988.
With the release of Ninja Ryukenden,
For the NES, in Japan.
Weird thing is that a Ninja Gaiden arcade game
came out at 1988 as well,
but only in America.
We ended up getting the NES version a year later in 1989.
And Japan got the arcade version in 1989 as well.
- So Japan and America, switched released dates?
- Yeah, I guess because arcades were more popular
during that time in the States.
Anyways, the game was posed by tecmo,
now known as Koei Tecmo
- After the first games release two more were made
for the NES and believe it or not
these guys actually put a story in this shit.
The series was praised for being one
of the first to present a story with its cut scene.
- After the NES trilogy ended up getting a game
on the game boy called Ninja Gaiden Shadow
a game on the master system, an anime,
and so on.
- Then 1996 happened under Tecmo a group of developers
led by the famous Tomonobu Itagaki,
named Team Ninja,
created a fighting game you may have heard of.
Dead or alive.
- This game had nothing to do with Ninja Gaiden story-wise
but guess what they put in it?
Our boy Ryu.
He would continue to show up in the series
as a playable character.
And surprisingly his stay in Dead or Alive
actually became canon to his full story.
- Then 2004 Team Ninja decided to bless the world
again Itagaki walked into the higher ups
at Tecmo like, listen, Ninja Gaiden was fire.
So what I'm gonna do is remake it
and make the best action game ever
but it will fall in line with my Dead or Alive plot.
- And with that Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox was released.
It received very high acclaim.
Being known for its obscene difficulty
and fast-paced violence.
From here, the new series continued
with the latest main installment
being Ninja Gaiden three.
There was also Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
but that's not really about Ryu.
- As we said earlier
there are rumors about a Ninja Gaiden four,
but I'm gonna need more than that to say
it's set in stone yet.
- But now that you know a little bit
about Ninja Gaiden's history,
let's enter the world of the game
and get into the story of its main character,
- Long ago,
back before humans started walking the earth
13 dragons watched over the planet,
but evil deities lurked in the background,
waiting for the chance to be evil and shit
- The dragon gods waged war on the evil deities.
Then after mad years of battling,
the gods defeated the evil ones.
- This led to a time of peace with the dragons
and humans who now exist.
But that peace got snuffed out
when the 13th dragon betrayed his siblings
- He was influenced by the evil deities
and grew jealous of his fellow dragons.
So he stole their strength
in order to become the dark dragon.
- So you mean little bro just bodied 12 other dragons?
That's some shit.
- With nothing in his way,
The dark dragon plunged the world into chaos
and allowed the evil deities to return from the underworld.
- But the other dragon gods had one last strategy.
They poured the last of their strength
into one of their fangs forming the legendary dragon sword.
- They entrusted the weapon to an unknown warrior
and with it he managed to slay the dark dragon.
After this, the sword would be passed down
the Warrior's bloodline,
dubbing the bloodline the dragon lineage.
The bloodline makes it their duty to
protect the world from evil, supernatural forces.
Eventually the evil deities returned to power
and create a blade out of the bones of the dark dragon
to counter the dragon sword.
This one, named the dark dragon sword.
- For the dragon lineage felt the unbalance in the force
with the creation of this malevolent weapon.
So one of the dragon warriors beats them up
and takes the dragon sword
so his bloodline can keep it safe.
- Eventually the dragon warriors formed the Hayabusa clan
and over the years in line,
comes down to its last two members
Joe Hayabusa and his son Ryu.
As a child, Ryu went through the harshest kind
of Shinobi training.
He made some friends like Kureha,
who ends up becoming the clan shrine maiden.
Then over time he excels through the Ninja Academy
and graduates top of his class.
- Now that he's a full fledged Ninja
we can move to his first adventure
which takes place in the Ninja Gaiden arcade game.
- The year is 1999.
Joe Hayabusa hears about this cult,
called the cult of Nostradamus.
who was trying to end the world 'cause of some prophecy.
- Joe was like, Oh hell nah, can't have that.
So he makes plans to head
to San Francisco to pay them a violent visit
- But his son wants in on the action too.
So Ryu joins his father, they head to San Francisco,
and take out countless members of the cult.
Then they take out their leader Bladedamus
- Bladedamus, like blade,
then damus from Nostradamus?
- Yes, I know it's dumb as hell.
But, think about when this game came...
- Nah, nah, nah don't give them an excuse,
so-so we just putting weapons in our names now, huh.
But honestly, I shouldn't be surprised though.
Look at this man.
This dude's name was probably Keith who thought it
wasn't edgelord enough that he went
into some deep web rabbit hole and started a cult
just so he could name himself Bladedamus.
He probably doesn't even say it normally.
My men be like, call me Bladedamus.
- Yo, you need to chill.
So after Bladedamus gets bodied,
Ryu and his pops return to Japan to continue training.
Then a year later, a dictator named Emperor Garuda,
rises up with an army
and just takes over New York city.
- This takes us to the game boy game Ninja Gaiden Shadow.
That's right folks.
This is the first honest gaming history
with a Gameboy title in it.
- Ryu traveled to the land of chopped cheeses and Timbs.
Then single-handedly takes out Garuda and his army.
- My man said, if you mess my bacon, egg,
and cheese, you will catch these hands.
- Now we move to the first modern Ninja Gaiden game.
Ryu was entrusted with the dragon sword,
by his father, so now that's his main weapon.
- He gets called in for some special training
by his uncle Murai, but once he gets there
his uncle's disciple Ayane tells him
that his village is on fire
only to find fiendish warriors attacking the place
- He rips through the hordes of fiends
but moves forward only to find Kureha, dead.
this bitch-ass fiend samurai name Doku,
who's wielding the dark dragon sword the Hayabusa clan has
spent years keeping from the hands of evil.
Pissed, Ryu tries to take on the fiend
but Doku overpowers him and cuts him down.
Then the fiend leaves with the dark dragon sword.
- Now Ryu, seemingly dies here,
but then the Hayabusa animal spirit,
appears out of nowhere and maybe revives him.
- All we know is that he wakes up three weeks later,
feeling completely fine.
Then Murai tells him about the fiends who attacked him.
The samurai is lord of the greater fiends,
of the Holy Vigoor Empire.
- With this new information
in hand Ryu exchanges his old school
blue ninja garb his dope ass black falcon one
then he heads to the Vigoor empire,
to get his revenge on Doku.
- As he tears through the hordes of Fiends
he meets someone named Rachel.
Then he eventually runs it to Doku.
- They have their rematch and he wins this time,
killing the fiendish samurai
but he doesn't have the dark dragon blade.
He tells Ryu that the emperor has it
and the awakening is soon at hand.
- So Ryu's like,
you fiends aint awakening shit!
So he changes his target to the emperor of the Vigoor Empire
- On his quest.
He finds out that his sword is not complete.
To unlock the true power of it,
he must combine it with the Jewel,
called the eye of the dragon.
- And it just so happens that as the shrine maiden
his late friend Kureha used to protect the jewel.
- So, upon visiting her grave.
He finds the jewel and combines it with the dragon sword.
This turns it into the Shin Ryu Ken or true dragon sword.
- Now his weapon is infused with divine power,
as if he wasn't enough of a problem.
- Godly weapon in hand,
Ryu resumes his quest to kill the emperor,
who he finds out,
has been completely controlled,
by the head dark deity, Vigoor.
- The fiend has big dreams of becoming the supreme deity.
So he plans on using the dark dragon sword
to aid him in achieving keeping his goal.
- On the way to stop the evil god's plan.
He runs into the spirit form of Doku,
who he defeats again,
but because he's salty,
Doku puts a fiendish curse on the Ninja.
- But, Ryu is too gangsta for this curse, son.
using pure willpower he prevents himself
from turning into a fiend.
Then to flex even more,
He makes his way to Vigoor,
after taking out even more strong fiends,
then defeats him too.
Yo, anyone who says Ryu
isn't the goat for this is straight lying to themselves.
- For real, my man just went through
the whole Pokemon league while poisoned,
So with the emperor dead Ryu's curse lifts
and he grabs the dark dragon blade,
but as he escapes the place he was in, he drops the sword,
which gets picked up by his uncle Murai.
- Now you think Murai
would give the sword back to his nephew right?
They're family, why would you betray family?
But this is the Ninja world bruh,
- Murai reveals that this was all a part of his master plan.
He told the Vigoor emperor about the whereabouts
of the dark dragon sword to get him
to send an army to retrieve it.
That special training invitation
was just a way to get him away from his clan.
Now I'm not sure if he expected Ryu
to drop the sword like that,
but now he has it.
And the dark sword is infusing him with its power.
- But this sly bastard forgot one thing,
Ryu is fucking broken.
After all the shit he went through
including slaying the head dark deity,
while fighting off a curse,
he still has some more smoke left in the tank.
So my Ninja defeats his uncle then shatters
the dark dragon blade.
- In hindsight, they should have probably destroyed
that shit a long time ago.
- Yeah, but then there wouldn't be a plot.
Anyways, six months after slapping the shit out of his uncle
for not putting family first,
The Hayabusa village gets rebuilt.
- Ryu is currently training with his disciple Momiji
who was the little sister of his late friend, Kureha,
but shit hits the fan again
when the village gets invaded
by a black spider ninja thus taking us to
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword for the DS.
This Black Spider ninja clan has had a rivalry
with the Hayabusa clan for years.
And they're trying to get their hands
on the dragon sword,
the eye of the dragon,
and all the dark dragon stones,
which have the power to revive the dark dragon.
- Their ultimate goal is to revive Vigoor though.
So, they kidnap Momiji,
since her sister used to protect the eye of the dragon.
- Ryu refused to let fiends kill Momiji
like they did Kureha.
So after searching for all but one
of the dark dragon stones,
he stops the ninja clan before they're able
to revive the deity.
- But then they bring back the dark dragon.
- Yeah, but Ryu takes it out,
so it's all good.
Six months later though,
Ryu and his father run into a vampire named Crimson.
Apparently, vampires have been enemies
of the dragon lineage for a long time.
So them fighting vampires is just a part
of an honest day's work.
- The two eventually take out Crimson and head back home.
But, Ryu finds out that the black spider Ninja clan
is planning to infiltrate Tokyo.
- Ryu's not trying to have that.
So he leaves his home to head over there.
- Once in Tokyo
he saves a CIA agent named Sonia from Black Spider ninja.
And luckily for him, she has very important info for him.
- Fiends are at it again.
They're working together with the Black Spider ninja clan
to revive the arch-fiend Vazdah.
Oh, and his village is about to get attacked again.
- Yo, can my mans get one year
without someone attacking his village.
- I mean, he does have legendary items
like the eye of the dragon over there
so it makes sense.
- Yeah, but all Ryu's going to do
is roll up in their base
and kill all of them.
These fiends need to hit each other up
and share their plans or some shit,
because this whole,
attack Hayabusa village plan, is not working.
- True, so Ryu rushes home,
only to find his village destroyed once again.
He tears through the invaders,
then he finds his father struggling against the leader
of the black spider Ninja clan, Genshin,
and a woman fiend named Elizebet.
- The lady dips with the demon statue,
the artifact they need to bring Vazdah back.
Ryu chases after her
but Genshin stops him.
- But his father steps in
to give him the chance to chase after the woman
- This sends Ryu on a quest around the world
to find this lady Elizebet.
- He kills a buttload of fiends on his journey,
and Sonia ends up joining him.
He eventually runs into Elizebet
Who reveals she's the ruler of blood
and queen of the greater fiends.
- They do battle and Ryu wins again
because y'all ain't seen him with the hands,
but after he beats her,
she just kind of swirls away in a pool of blood,
so she ain't dead yet.
Then Genshin shows up and is like,
would you like to know where to go
so we can move the plot forward?
- And Ryu's Like,
Then Genshin tells him that Vazdah
will be summoned at the peak of Mount Fuji.
Then he dips.
- Ryu's like, I mean,
I'm not going to do this without my god-tier sword.
So he heads back home
and Ayane gives him the eye of the dragon
to once again, complete his sword.
And this is why y'all need to leave this man alone.
Now he has the Jesus dragon sword.
Everybody is going to die of
- Obscenely broken sword in hand,
Ryu shreds his way through the enemies defending Mount Fuji.
Then he finds Genshin,
waiting for him to show up for their duel.
- They have their ninja showdown
and Ryu barely wins.
Then he jumps to Mt. Fuji and enters the underworld.
- There, he kills even more fiends
and rescues Sonia again,
because she's been following him around all this time,
even though he told her to stop.
- He runs into Genshin once again.
who is now a fiend
but Ryu whoops that ass again.
then Genshin realizes that he was kind of wildin'.
So he gives Ryu the Black Spider ninja clans sacred weapon,
the Blade of the Archfiend.
And Ryu respects him for going out like a real warrior.
- But Elizebet shows up
and starts to direspecting the hell out
of Genshins' body.
So Ryu cuts her down once and for all.
Now with two broken-ass blades in hand
he pushes forward,
this is the after ritual meant to summon Vazdah.
- But the bitch-ass infernal high-priest uses himself
as a sacrifice to summon Vazdah at the last minute.
So now Ryu has another god that he needs to kill.
- He fights the God once, wins,
but then Vazdah bounces back,
so he beats the shit out of him again.
- With the arch-fiend defeated,
Ryu and Sonia watch as the sun rises.
Then later Ryu pay his respects to Genshin.
- After spending some time chilling,
Ryu's skills are called upon once again.
the Japanese self-defense force needs his help
dealing with the terrorist group in London.
Being led by an Alchemist,
who goes by the Regent of the Mask.
- Apparently this guy personally wants Ryu to come,
so he's looking for the dragon hands.
- So, Ryu heads out to find the guy,
But upon meeting him, the guy curses his right arm
with something called the grip of murder.
It's basically demonic fungus that thrives
on all the lives he took with the dragon sword.
If he doesn't find a cure,
then it will continue to eat at as body, until he dies.
- After Mr. Mask-man dips, then Ryu convenes with Mizuki,
a JSDF agent and the rest of the JSDF in their air ship.
There they watch as the Regent publicly demands
that the nations of the world surrender
to them within seven days.
If not, then they will end everyone.
- Ryu and friends are like,
welp, can't have that.
So they work together
to track down the group of terrorists.
The dragon Ninja finds the Regent once again
in the Rub' Al Khali desert.
And there, the guy continues talking shit.
He talks about how they're the same
and his right arm is proof of that.
They both killed mad people.
He's just mad because now he's facing the consequences
for it with that curse.
- This pisses Ryu off though,
because he kills to save the world,
unlike this V rip-off.
So he tries to slice the man,
but realizes that it's only a mirage.
- Then he's forced to fight a helicopter,
but he's Ryu Hayabusa.
So he takes it out, no problem.
- Later he reconvenes with the JSDF,
where he meets Mizuki's brother-in-law,
Cliff and her daughter Canna
and Hayabusa's is actually a pretty chill
and caring dude when he's not killing people.
So he tries to introduce himself to the daughter.
But she freaks out
when she sees that he has a murder tumor on his arm.
- A murder tumor?
- Yeah, you see that shit, bro?
And it thrives at all the lives Ryu killed?
Yes, a freaking murder tumor.
But after Ryu accidentally scares Canna,
Cliff reveals that the terrorist group calls themselves,
the Lords of Alchemy or L.o.A.
- Ryu was then sent to Abysmo island,
because the JSDF believes
that LOA may have one of their secret labs there.
Once there he ends up fighting cloned dinosaurs,
because why not?
Then he saves Mizuki after she gets captured.
- But then she shoots him with a tranquilizer round.
What the fuck, bro?
- Ryu then wakes up in a VR simulation being run
by a mysterious woman named Lovelace.
There, he fights his way through multiple places
that he traveled to in the past,
until he breaks himself out.
- He then fights through the LoA guards
and eventually he finds and rescues Canna.
Then together, they save Mizuki
from the Regent
and Lovelace who are working together.
If you couldn't already guess.
- Well they were, but the Regent has a change of heart.
After explaining how they plan on using Ryu's DNA
for their malevolent plans.
The Regent just kind of pushes her
into their prototype god-creating device.
This turns Lovelace into a mutated chimera,
which, Ryu is forced to kill.
Then he, Mizuki,
and Canna escaped the place before it self-destructs.
- But then they are caught
and arrested by the fricking US military.
Where the hell did you guys come from?
- The captain tells him
that by taking the world's problems into their own hands
and fighting the terrorist group.
They're putting the lives
of the other nations at risk.
So he tells them to cut the shit
and leave this to the modern day heroes.
- According to this dumbass,
ninjas have no place in this world.
Obviously he hasn't taken a look at Ryu's resume.
- Afterwards, Ryu and Mizuki talk about this whole situation
and how it seems mad sus.
The leader of this whole operation to stop the terrorist.
Ken Ishigami has went missing
and now they don't know what to do.
After the conversation Canna runs to them,
And I guess she really likes Ryu now
because she straight up asks him to be her dad.
- Bro, what?
This little girl better chill.
- I mean, she's had a pretty rough life
so I can understand.
Mizuki is not her real mother.
She's technically her aunt,
Canna's actual parents died
and Mizuki has been taking care of her ever since.
Plus Ryu was touched by the request saying,
he never thought about being a father before
- I mean, okay, but Ryu kills people for a living.
You really think he should be adopting
a little girl right now?
- I mean, when you put it like that, nah.
- So, later they reconvene with Cliff,
who is also confused
about what their next move should be.
- Ryu tells him that he must return to his village,
but before he gets there,
he heads to the grave of his old enemy, Genshin.
There he takes the blade of the arch-fiend
from the grave stating that he is borrowing Genshins soul.
- But on his way back to the village
his murder tumor starts acting up again,
and he collapses.
- Momiji who is now a shrine maiden,
nurses him back to health.
Then she suggests that they go talk with his father.
- But then Black Spider ninjas show up
and attack the village once again,
and this time they're being led by their old leader
who's supposed to be dead, Obaba.
- Luckily Momiji and Ryu defeat all of them
before they do anything crazy.
Then they meet Joe,
who Ryu hopes has answers about this curse.
- But unfortunately Joe has no answers.
He tells him that there was once a warrior who
had the same curse, but it took him over
and nothing was left but the dragon sword.
That doesn't help.
- Regardless, Ryu still has to stop these terrorists.
So he leaves his village to meet back up with the JSDF.
Then he heads to Antarctica
to go on a special mission with Cliff.
- With Cliff, the scientist?
That don't sound right.
- There he does his usual thing
of tearing through enemies,
but he finds out that LOA is out here making fiends.
after defeating them he goes up against a clone of himself.
Also created by LOA, using his blood.
- He defeats that thing,
then Cliff shows up with the chairman of LoA
- Cliff was working for LoA this whole time.
They originally planned for Ryu dying in London,
but that didn't pan out,
since Ryu doesn't believe in failure.
But Ryu wasn't even part of their main plan.
Their main plan requires Canna,
so that can't be good.
- Knowing this, Ryu tries to go for the two
but the chairman revives is clone
and leaves them to fight.
- Once the clones out of the way,
Ryu chases after Cliff
and the chairman but they dip.
Then Ryu is rescued by Ishigami.
The old man had a feeling that cliff was evil all this time,
but he wasn't able to stop him before Canna got taken.
Now Mizuki's trying to figure out a way to save her.
- Ryu agrees to help them,
and together they infiltrate the Black Narwhal
the vessel where LoA is keeping Canna
and their complete god-creating machine called a god egg.
- Once in, Ryu defeats the chairman but before he dies
he tells Ryu that the LoA's big plan
is to destroy this world
to bring rise to a new one.
And the goddess of this new world will be Canna.
- So they're going to turn this poor little girl
into a goddess.
- Yup 'cause plot.
He moves on her, and runs into the Regent,
looking at Canna and the god egg.
Then he beats the shit out of him
which removes his mask.
It's at that moment that he realizes,
the Regent is Canna's father.
- Wait, wait, what?
Isn't that guy dead.
- He was,
but this is where Cliff comes into the picture.
Cliff made this plan a while ago,
but his brother was obviously against it,
because it's crazy.
So Cliff caused the accident that killed him.
Then this guy revived him,
then erased his memories,
all for Ryu to be the one to kill him
- What is this man's problem?
- So thanks to his plan Canna now sees Ryu
as the murderer of her father.
And that completes the curse in his arm.
But Canna you did know that your father was dead, right?
- Ryu collapses from the curse,
then the brother killer uses this chance to stab Ryu,
and pull the dragon sword out of him.
Now it is pure,
and free from all the blood that was spilled on it
because that all got transferred over to Ryu.
Thanks to this curse.
We know it doesn't make much sense,
but bear with us.
- Cliff then tosses the sword the god egg
and it finishes the God creation process.
Canna then erupts from the machine as a goddess,
holding the dragon sword.
- The JSDF have tried to stop her, but she's a god,
so good luck with that.
- meanwhile, in a dream Ryu meets the spirit of Genshin,
but this time it's a good kind of spirit,
not a fiend or anything.
His old adversary gives him the spiritual part
of the sword of the arch-fiend,
which awakens the physical blade.
then he wakes up from his dream
to find Mizuki nursing him back to health.
- With Ryu conscious again, the good guys head
to Tokyo to save Canna
and by good guys, we mostly mean Ryu.
- They run into Cliff who is now also a mutated monster
and they almost die to him
but they're saved by Theodore Canna's father.
And he kills Cliff
- Even though this man died and had his memories erased
he somehow got them back.
And now he's here to help Ryu fight the good fight.
But you know, what was actually ridiculous?
When they asked cliff why he did all this,
he's like you guys always like my brother better than me,
I just want to be in the spotlight.
Are you deadass, bro?
You put the world in danger
and Canna just for the spotlight.
This man is wilding!.
- They push onward
but then Theo's randomly like actually I changed my mind.
I don't think we can save Canna anymore.
And it is your duty to kill her with that sword.
But as her father, I can't allow that.
- My mans, did you forget that both
of you are trying to save your daughter?
You good bro?
- With that the two fight but Ryu wins again.
But this time the Regent releases the curse from Ryu's arm.
Then he tells Ryu that this was just
atonement for what he's done.
So it looks like this was all an act to get Ryu to kill him.
- I mean, they're more like, Cliff's sins
since he was controlling him, but okay.
After Theo dies,
Ryu prepares to Challenge goddess Canna.
And he takes his mask off this time
because this shit is serious.
After a hard battle both their swords shatter,
but the true dragon sword of returns to Ryu,
and he uses it to free Canna.
- With that, the day is saved once again
and Ryu leaves his new friends to continue his ninja duties.
- Later, in Ninja Gaiden X, a mobile game,
Ryu is challenged by his father
to truly test his training over the years.
Using everything he's learned
he defeats his father.
Then Joe States that he no longer has any regrets
and claims that he will defeat.
Jaquio the king of devils.
- And this, goes into the first Ninja Gaiden game
for the NES.
Bet you didn't think this story would go back
to the old games, huh?
- In this game Ryu receives a letter from his father.
Saying that, he challenged
the king of devils to a life or death duel.
And if he doesn't return
that he should head to America and meet his friend,
Dr. Walter Smith.
- On the way to find this guy,
He runs into a CIA agent named Irene.
Who ends up becoming his girlfriend later on.
And she gives him a demon statue.
- He eventually finds Dr. Smith
and the doc tells him of Demon.
The deity of destruction.
700 years ago, he was sealed away in two demon statues,
by a Ninja from the dragon lineage.
But now that the devil King has returned,
he wants to use the statues to summon demon
and gain ultimate power
- Ryu eventually runs into the king,
who was using his father as a puppet
but he manages to save his father
and strike down Jaquio.
- Then with the help of Irene,
they tried to leave this place,
but then Demon gets summoned,
only for Ryu to cut it down too.
- The battle with Demon,
destroys the place they're in though,
And unfortunately Ryu is forced
to leave his dad to die in the falling rubble.
- Now we move to Ninja Gaiden 3,
the old one not the new one.
Ryu randomly finds out that there's a clone of him.
and it murdered Irene.
So he goes after the clone to clear his name,
but after defeating it,
he finds out that Irene is still alive
- Together, they discover the mastermind
of this plan is someone named Clancy.
So they take him out before he's able
to do more evil shit.
- Then in Ninja Gaiden 2: Dark sword of Chaos
Ryu deals with the sorcerer who was trying
to open the gates to the realm of chaos.
In order to release demonic hordes on the world.
- After defeating the sorcerer,
he fights a revived, Jaquio and wins.
- And that, is the end of Ryu's story,
When it comes to the main Ninja Gaiden series.
- Wait, we're not done?
- Nah, remember bro.
Dead or Alive is still canon.
And there's also Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z.
- Bro, how many times does this man have to save the world?
- As many times as necessary.
So Ryu's entry in DOA begins when he finds out
that his friend from the Mugen Tenshin Ninja clan,
Kasumi, left their clan to the avenge her brother Hayate.
If you didn't know Kasumi is the main character
of the DOA series.
- Kasumi joins, a DOA tournament.
The graph, to her uncle Raidou,
who'd almost killed her brother.
She gets to him and kills him.
But then she's captured by DOA tech for testing.
DOA tech, being,
the dead or alive tournament executive committee.
- Later, a supernatural being known,
as the Tengu of Destruction shows up
and plunges the worlds into chaos.
A DOA tournament is set up to defeat the being
and Ryu enters this one as well.
During the tournament, he goes up against Kasumi,
and beats her.
Thus preventing her from fighting the Tengu.
Then he runs into his old friend Hayate
but now he goes by Ein
and his memories are gone.
- During their battle though,
Hayate starts getting hit with
all of his memories.
Then after defeating his old friend,
Ryu proceeds to the Tenge and defeats it,
so no one else has to.
- Later DOA tech kidnaps another member
of the Mugen Tenshin clan named Genra
to experiment on him,
Ryu tries to get involved
but Hayate tells him that this is their clans problem,
so he backs off.
- But then Hayate calls him on the help
of Ryu after they kill Genra.
The Ninja is done with DOA tech messing with his clan.
So they team up and assault the DOA base
putting an end to them once and for all.
- And this takes us out of the DOA continuity
and throws us in the last game
that we're going to get into today,
Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z.
- In this chapter of Ryu's wild life,
he finds a ninja named Yaiba Kamikaze,
from the Kamikaze Ninja clan,
Ryu demands that he hand over his tempest blades
so the Hayabusa clan can keep it locked away,
but Yaiba's not trying to have that,
so they fight.
- Ryu wins because he's fricking Ryu.
Then he heads home.
But get this, two weeks later,
he hears about a zombie outbreak.
- A zombie outbreak?
Donte please don't tell me this man Ryu...
- Is about to buy some zombies?
- But, why?
He's already fought fiends, ninja, ninja fiends,
vampires, gods, and dinosaurs.
Why of all things,
do we have to add zombies to the mix?
- Because the team behind this game said,
all that shit wasn't crazy enough.
So Ryu and Momiji worked together to put an end
to this zombie outbreak in the background,
while Yaiba cares at the plot.
On the way Ryu fights Yaiba two more times,
because he refuses to stay dead.
- He wins both times,
but after the last battle,
Yaiba does something good for once.
He stops Del Gonzo,
the person responsible for the outbreak.
But then he leaves with a scientist named Ms. Monday
to try to make money off the zombie cure.
and that is the end of Ryu's story.
Like the actual end, no bullshit this time.
Geez, that was long.
- Well, this is Ryu Hayabusa,
so the long story was kind of expected.
And the crazy part is this story isn't even done yet
since he's going to return in Ninja Gaiden 4,
whenever that comes out.
But now that we finally covered the story
of the infamous Dragon Ninja.
Let us know how you feel about him,
in the comments below.
- Well, my opinion hasn't changed.
He's still the most badass Ninja in gaming history,
but the shit he goes through is just...
I actually didn't know that Ryu was super chill
and compassionate when it came to his loved ones.
He's not as super serious an edgelord as I thought he was,
and I like that.
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