Death Battle Combatant
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The Ultimate Dragon Ninja
Ryu Hayabusa
Origin Ninja Gaiden
Company Tecmo
Appearance(s) Ryu Hayabusa VS Strider Hiryu

Such selfish arrogance... I cannot allow this!
~ Ryu Hayabusa

I have fought in many battles recently. Even in this world, my destiny to eradicate darkness remains unchanged.
~ Ryu Hayabusa

I will get my revenge!
~ Ryu Hayabusa after reading his father's letter

My strength comes from training, not from some curse in my blood.
~ Ryu Hayabusa

Ryu Hayabusa is the main protagonist of the Ninja Gaiden series. He appears in the 28th episode of Death Battle, Ryu Hayabusa VS Strider Hiryu, where he fought Capcom's Strider Hiryu.


Name meaning Dragon Falcon, Ryu was born into the Dragon Warrior legacy, and was trained from the moment he could crawl. At the age of 18, he donned the traditional red and blue garb of the Dragon Warriors, and has accomplished many feats, becoming the deadliest ninja in video game history.

Death Battle Info


  • Height: 179 cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 78 kg / 172 Lbs
  • Age: 25
  • AKA Dragon Ninja & Master Ninja
  • Occupation: Antique shop owner
  • Animal Spirit: Peregrine Falcon
  • Hobbies: Mountain climbing, fishing, eating sushi, kicking ass.

True Dragon Sword

  • Hayabusa clan heirloom
  • Carved from a dragon fang
  • Eye of the Dragon unleashes sword's full power
  • Divine blade
  • Practically indestructible
  • Weak-willed cannot wield it
  • True power is said to upset the balance of a peaceful world.






  • Ryu Hayabusa is the first Tecmo character on Death Battle, and currently the only Dead or Alive character featured on the show.
  • Ryu Hayabusa has possibly the largest number of weapons out of all of the combatants, with so many that Wiz skips through most of them, though their names are still listed. Only Mega Man and Ratchet & Clank surpass him in this category.
  • Ryu is the first character with another combatant of the same name (Ryu from Street Fighter) the other two characters that share their names are Raiden from Mortal Kombat and Raiden from Metal Gear.


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