- "This is also the work of the Bushinryu.
(これもまた、武神流の務め Kore mo mata, bushin-ryū no tsutome?)
- —Guy (Street Fighter IV series)
- "I'll show you the essence of Bushinryu.
(武神流の真髄、見せてしんぜよう Bushin-ryū no shinzui, misete shinzeyou?)
- —Guy (Street Fighter x Tekken)
Guy (ガイ(凱) Gai?, "Victory/Victory Song") is a video game character who debuted in the beat-em-up series Final Fight before appearing as a playable character in the Street Fighter series, starting with Street Fighter Alpha. He is a red-clad ninpō master of Japanese descent who has been taught the special Bushin form of Ninjutsu.
Guy was created by Akira Yasuda, who used Sho Kosugi as inspiration. Guy going to the States after having failed the university admission exam mirrors Sho Kosugi who became distraught after failing twice and was convinced by his older sister to find fortune elsewhere, she then paid for her brothers flight to the States. 
Guy is calm and reserved, with a sharp mind, a noble spirit, and a strong sense of justice. He is a stoic warrior who carries out his duty as a ninja with an almost professional air of detachment; his demeanor in his initial Street Fighter appearances was unusually standoffish, though his aloofness has given way to politeness in more recent portrayals. His grim face rarely shows any emotion, with the most noticeable one being occasional shock, such as when he saw the fate that befell Cody.
Guy dislikes interfering in the lives of others, and believes everything should be left as is, only fighting when he deems it necessary. He is fiercely protective of his allies, as shown by his interactions with Rose, urging her not to sacrifice herself to defeat M. Bison, and rescuing Maki from Bison in her ending.
In the first Final Fight, various dialogue seems to indicate that Guy had a one-track mind, particularly his response to Rolento's proposal: "Mad Gear is evil. I destroy evil." In the Alpha series, during an inner monologue, he flashes back to Metro City, where his preoccupation with the situation at hand causes him to simply ignore some bosses, who are infuriated by his lack of attention.
Guy is usually portrayed with prominent bangs that are long enough to cover his eyes, but their length seems to vary based on the artist. His hair is black in Final Fight, but in most other appearances, it is brown. A frown is constantly seen on his face; he very rarely laughs or smiles. His build is rather slim compared to many of the other characters.
Guy wears a red or orange sleeveless ninja gi with a wire mesh shirt underneath for defense. In the Final Fight series, it resembled a karate gi with a thin, dark belt, but in the Street Fighter Alpha series and beyond, it has a white outline around the arm holes and golden yellow bands around his waist and ankles. The kanji (武神, Bushin) written on Guy's gi literally translates to "god of military arts." His footwear was originally a set of ninja boots in the first Final Fight game. In Final Fight 3 and the Alpha series, Guy's footwear is changed to a pair of High-Top Nike Dunks, an intentional contrast to the rest of his traditional outfit and a trademark of his often referenced by other characters and Guy himself in win quotes. In Super Street Fighter IV, the Swoosh symbol was modified to look like a generic lighting bolt, possibly due to the fear of legal actions from Nike. Since Final Fight 3, he also wears fingerless gloves.
His look in Final Fight: Streetwise is similar to his Final Fight 3 appearance, except that he wears white and red sweatpants, a different pair of sneakers, and black fingerless gloves. He also has tattooed his left arm.
In the Street Fighter IV series, his first alternate costume is based on his original Final Fight outfit, with the main differences being an added sword and a white headband. His second alternate costume seems to be based on traditional Japanese clothing, reminiscent of a samurai.
In Street Fighter V, Guy's outfit remains largly the same; his brown mesh shirt is replaced with a white short sleeve fitted shirt, his shins are dark teal, his yellow fighting gloves are replaced with fingerless gloves and his High-Top Nike Dunks are replaced with white sneakers. Guy's hair is grown into shoulder length and tied in a low ponytail.
Guy is close to his friend Haggar and sees him as a mentor figure.
Mirroring his friendship with Haggar, Guy also sees Jessica as a close friend as well.
Guy deeply respects his master, and swears to fullfill his role as successor to the Bushin style, and chase the evil that is Shadaloo. Zeku greatly believes in his student turned successor.
Rena is Guy's fiancee. In Final Fight 2 she was kidnapped by the Mad Gear gang and later rescued by Guy and his group. It can be assumed that they care for each other.
Maki is Guy's childhood friend, and fellow practitioner of the Bushinryu style. While it is known there is a lot of friction between the two, like Cody, they can team up for a common goal; though Maki sometimes fall short of her own strength. Maki also has romantic feelings for Guy, despite knowing he's into Rena.
Karin and Guy first met during the events of Street Fighter Alpha 3, where the two team up to stop M. Bison. She gets along with Guy pretty well, though how she knows about Guy or the Bushinryu style in general is unknown, and typically credited to her family's vast connections and intelligence through the Kanzuki Zaibatsu.
Based on Maki's and Sakura's rival dialogue in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, it's implied that Sakura met Guy sometime after the events of either the former's or the latter's arcade mode storyline, or during Karin's rival battle with Sakura in her storyline (even though he wasn't shown in Karin's story, it's possible the two stories might have taken place at once).
In her win quotes against Guy, she displays fondness to Guy but complains about his looks, telling that his outfit does not look like traditional ninja garb. Guy in return tends to give the fledgling ninja advice on how to hone her fighting skill.
In Gem Fighter, both ninjas meet and Ibuki identifies Guy as a ninja from a rival clan. Guy proceeds to use a baked potato to distract Ibuki while he makes his exit. It is possible that Guy knows Ibuki's weaknesses due to her lack of experience.
Guy is shown to hold Rose in high regard, challenging M. Bison himself to save her in his Street Fighter IV ending.
Cody and Guy were originally best friends and rivals who would often battle against each other in training fights against one another. Guy is also the only old friend Cody has associated with since he went to jail. In the Arcade Mode of Street Fighter Alpha 3, after defeating Guy, Cody concludes that "some things never change", most likely referencing one (or more) of his and Guy's past duels; based on their rival dialogue in both Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Super Street Fighter IV, Cody tends to have the upper hand. Despite their frequent battles, the two have no problem teaming up to achieve a common goal, and Cody even implies at least once that he enjoys doing so.
In Street Fighter X Tekken it is shown that while Guy is understanding of why Cody is imprisoned, he does not approve of the person he has become while in confinement. Guy recognizes that he needs Cody's help against the looming Pandora threat while Cody at first does not care about saving the world anymore but decides to help Guy once again due to being bored.
As of Street Fighter V, it is implied that both Guy and Cody haven't seen each other for a while, although Cody himself happens to meet Guy’s master, Zeku.
Guy is aware of the threat Bison possesses to the world and does what he can to stop him. Based on Guy's and Karin's rival dialogue in Street Fighter Alpha 3, there is apparently a prophecy about Guy fighting Bison.
As both were enemies in Final Fight, their hostilities continue, though much toned down.
Ever since Guy had defeated him in the original Final Fight, Sodom has since held and maintained a deep contempt, jealousy and hatred for Guy and vows to defeat him one day in order to avenge his past loss, though Guy himself considers Sodom to be nothing more than a minor annoyance who can't even write in Japanese properly.
Guy was born somewhere in the United States to a Japanese mother and father (probably in one of Metro City's districts), having moved there during some point early in his life. He was a delinquent in Japan in his youth, a beast-like boy with blade-like eyes and bare hostility. He'd frequently get into street fights regardless of his opponents size. One day, Guy tried to ambush the 38th Bushin Master Zeku, who easily avoids the in-coming attack, Guy attacks again but was blown away by one of Zeku's techniques. Shortly after, Zeku tells him that he used a Bushin style technique, he then approached Guy and asked for his name. Together, they revived the secrets of Bushin-ryu ninpō (Spiritual Warrior School of Ninja Arts). After failing to take the university entrance exam, he went to the United States alone.
Final Fight History
Guy is one of three playable characters, along with Cody and Haggar, in the original arcade version of Final Fight, released for the arcades by Capcom in 1989. Due to space constraints, Guy was initially omitted from the Super NES port of Final Fight, with Cody and Haggar being the only playable characters in that version. Capcom later produced a second Super NES version titled Final Fight Guy, which replaced Cody's character with that of Guy, with the in-game explanation given that Cody was away training under Guy's master in Japan.
When Mike Haggar is elected as mayor of Metro City, he vows to clean up its streets. However, the powerful Mad Gear Gang has other ideas, and eventually Haggar's daughter Jessica is kidnapped to ensure his cooperation.
However, Haggar does not wish to negotiate, and so together with Jessica's boyfriend, Cody and Guy, then Cody's training partner, Haggar takes to the streets of Metro City and takes the fight to the Mad Gears. They split up, and soon Guy encounters Sodom, one of the higher-ranking members of Mad Gear. They square off in an underground fighting ring, and Guy easily defeats the large samurai wannabe.
Guy then continues on to the industrial district of the city in his search, and, after defeating waves of goons, he encounters the military-minded Rolento, another Mad Gear higher-up. Rolento, impressed with Guy's fighting prowess, offers him a position in Mad Gear, but Guy refuses, countering that as a Bushinryu practitioner, he is sworn to fight evil. The two face off and Guy wins, scarring Rolento with a kunai to the face.
Guy and Cody then head to the bay area to confront the wrestler Abigail. Abigail taunts Cody, saying that the leader of the Mad Gear Gang, Belger, is having a "good time" with Jessica, so Cody rushes off and leaves Guy behind to deal with him. Guy then defeats Abigail in a difficult fight, evading all of Abigail's punches and finally knocking him out.
Later, he meets up with Haggar and Cody, who are heading uptown where Belger and Jessica are. When they arrive, Cody uppercuts Belger out of a window with a powerful punch, sending him plummeting to his supposed death. Haggar embraces his rescued daughter, but Cody and Guy disappear, knowing that the fight is not over and there is work to be done. Jessica chases after them and calls out Cody's name, but he tries to ignore her and keeps walking. Guy, annoyed with Cody's behavior, punches Cody to the ground and leaves, leaving Cody to explain his decision to Jessica.
The events of Final Fight elevate the trio to the status of decorated heroes within the city. It also, allowed Guy to realize that one-to-many body arts was the essence of the Bushin style.
Just as predicted, the Mad Gear Gang returns after biding its time. While Guy and Cody are absent (Guy having travelled to Japan for further training), Mad Gear strike and kidnap Guy's sensei Genryusai, and Rena, Guy's fiancée and Genryusai's daughter. Haggar teams up with Rena's sister Maki and Carlos, a South American swordsman, to get them back. They are successful and when Guy hears of the story, he writes to them and thanks everyone, stating that he will be back soon.
While not playable in this game, several power-ups are designed after him.
Following the Mad Gear Gang's defeat in Final Fight 2, a gang war erupted in Metro City, with the Skull Cross Gang eventually reigning supreme. Guy returns to Metro City following his training and meets with Mayor Haggar. The Skull Cross Gang then detonates a bomb and incites a riot in downtown Metro City, freeing their leader, Black, from prison. Joined by female police officer Lucia and a mysterious street fighter named Dean, Guy and Haggar fight to take down the new gang of criminals. At the end on the rooftop of the Skull Cross Gang's main headquarters, the quartet manages to fight and defeat Black, leading to him being knocked back into a high-voltage transformer and electrocuted to death, thus ending the Skull Cross Gang.
Guy was featured in the American-produced Final Fight Revenge, a fighting game for the arcades and Sega Saturn featuring the original Final Fight cast. Set between the events of Final Fight and Street Fighter Alpha 3, Guy returns to Metro City and discovers a dark and evil presence coming from within the city itself. Eventually, Guy discovers that the presence is a zombified version of the Mad Gear gang's former leader, Belger, and though Guy manages to fight and defeat Belger, he is infected with an unknown illness thanks to a harsh bite from Belger himself. Guy would return back to Japan in order to concentrate his time in fighting off the illness, and he had to do intense meditation in order to control it. It is believed that this ending is non-canon, due to his perfect health condition during the events of Street Fighter Alpha 3.
Street Fighter History
Guy and Sodom are the first two Final Fight characters to be imported into the series; they would later be joined by Rolento in the second game, and Cody and Maki in the third.
In the retconned events of Street Fighter Alpha, Guy fights M. Bison, sensing evil in him. After Guy wins, he states that he has found his inner power, and leaves M. Bison defeated on the ground. While Bison is still on the ground, he says to himself that one day Guy will pay. The game also establishes a rivalry between Guy and Ryu, who serve as sub-bosses for one another.
Guy continues his training, which is now nearing completion, and eventually the grandmaster of the Bushinryu style, Zeku, acknowledges him as a worthy potential successor to the art. However, there can only be one grandmaster at a time, and Zeku reveals that they must now fight to determine who shall lead. Guy accepts, and a deadly, but malice-free battle ensues. In the end, Guy is victorious, striking Zeku down. Zeku names Guy as the 39th heir to the Bushinryu art, and warns him of an evil force which threatens to corrupt the world before disappearing. Guy resolves to defeat the evil that his predecessor warned him of.
At one point before his battle with Zeku, Guy encounters Rose, who informs him of a "void" in his mind; when Guy claims that there is simply nothing on his mind, Rose then calls him "so strong, yet so stupid". Guy claims Rose can't see that the battle will be her final fight; Guy then fights and defeats her before facing M. Bison.
A year after the Mad Gear Gang incident, Guy revisits Metro City to meet up with his old friend Mike Haggar.The two greet each other then Haggar asks if he's found who's disturbing the worlds balance, Guy apologizes as he doesn't know the answer himself, but he remembers Zeku's words about a great evil coming in the future. Haggar talks about the eerie organization that has made it's way into the city over the last six months and how Parliament is already in the hands of the organization. He’s been investigating the drug trafficking scene, but none of his actions made the situation better, Guy asks Haggar why he doesn't call Cody and Haggar tells him that Cody is in detention on charges of injury. During the drug transaction investigation unrelated to the organization, four people were sent to the hospital in a scuffle, the detective couldn’t ignore it. Guy wonders why Cody would do that but Haggar compares the incident to what he did 1 year ago, and questions what true peace is. Haggar believes everyone has their own way of fighting for their goals, but he’s still worried about the state Cody is in as he’s cut ties with Jessica.
Guy asks who’s still in the gym and Haggar informs him that the gym’s closed but it’s still there. Saying goodbye to Haggar he heads to 22nd Avenue, Guy thinks back 1 year ago where the sports gym was where he used to stay, he’d have a bed and dinner with Haggar and others. When Guy arrived, he sensed a presence behind him, and challenges the person to a fight.
At some point he faces Karin who explains her knowledge about the prophecy, and it is soon evident that the evil that Zeku spoke of is Shadaloo, and Guy - along with Karin - set out to destroy it. In their investigations he encounters a mysterious woman named Rose, who is determined to destroy Shadaloo's leader, M. Bison. Guy attempts to dissuade her from her quest in an attempt to protect her, but she continues on regardless. As Guy continues in his search for Shadaloo, he encounters Cody.
However, the reunion is not a happy one: Cody, being a restless street fighter, has been unable to adjust to a life of peace. He has become a merciless vigilante, frequently locked up for his violent rampages, and is now an escaped convict. Guy realizes that Cody's fight against crime was never fully motivated by justice, but mostly by a love of fighting, which has turned to an addiction; the two then have their own battle. After both calm down, Guy accepts that his friend has to live his own life. When Guy asks if Cody would stay in Metro City, he replies that he still had traveling to do, and the pair continues their journeys. Guy bids him farewell, realizing that deep down inside, Cody is still a good person.
Guy and Karin split up and while Karin confronts Sakura, with the former saying that Sakura owes her a rematch, Guy is then confronted by Maki, who challenges him for his title. Guy does not acknowledge her as worthy, however, and the fight is not a death match. Soon, Maki is forced to concede defeat, but asserts that she is not about to give up. Eventually, Guy tracks Bison down but is too late; Bison and Rose have already fought, and Rose is severely injured. He brings her, unconscious, with him as he seeks to get treatment for her, but as he holds her, he experiences an unexplained fear. Unbeknownst to Guy, Bison has been defeated and killed, but has latched onto Rose as a host for his spirit. Nevertheless, Rose lives, and all is well until Bison returns.
S.I.N., a branch of Shadaloo, floods Metro City with weapons. Guy decides to save the city once more, and soon encounters Cody, once again escaped from prison. The two face off and although the result is unknown, Cody continues on his way, leaving Guy with the words "people change - I've changed, you've changed". Guy enters the S.I.N. tournament and eventually makes his way to its headquarters, where an unconscious Rose is being carried away by Bison. Guy appears on top of Bison's plane and threatens to destroy it if Bison doesn't hand her over.
What happens next isn't shown, but it is implied that either Guy defeated Bison, or Bison gave her up due to not being in a position to fight. Guy then resuscitates Rose, who is surprised to see him. Later, Guy runs into Cody one more time, and says that he has noticed that even though Cody's only in it for the fight, he always targets criminals, thugs and terrorists in his rampages, which makes him a hero despite himself. He asks Cody whether he will come back, but Cody replies that the only place he's returning to is his cell, as that's where he belongs.
Guy himself can be seen in the closure of Cody's intro, standing in the same spot where his intro starts.
Guy's silhouette is also shown during Zeku's character story while the narrator discusses the Bushin style, and is briefly mentioned by Cody in his character story as he is about to face off against Zeku.
Guy is one of the playable characters.
Guy appears in Final Fight: Streetwise as an Asian crime lord in the Japan Town district of Metro City. The backstory of the game explains that Guy had committed a serious crime from within the past and that Cody had took the fall for it, causing the end of the friendship between the two fighters. The game's protagonist, Kyle, is assisted by Guy in Story Mode as he seeks to find the whereabouts of his older brother.
Streetwise also sees him training the next generation of Bushinryu. Guy is a playable character in the game's Arcade Mode.
Guy is a playable character in the Japan-only exclusive tactical RPG, Namco x Capcom. In the game, he is paired with Ginzu the Ninja from Captain Commando as a single unit. Because of this, he also participates in the Multiple Assault attacks that involve all of the Commando Team. The in-game story depicts Sho as Guy's future Bushin-ryu successor. Guy first appears to assist Sakura and Karin defend the Justice High students from Namco character Janga.
While Guy does not make a physical appearance in Project X Zone 2 (which takes place in the same continuity), Captain Commando mentions that Guy has joined the Commando team, a reference to the fact that he assisted Captain Commando in their Multiple Assaults.
Guy appears as one of the DLC characters in Street Fighter X Tekken; his tag partner is Cody. He travels to the Antarctic to destroy Pandora, meeting and besting Bryan Fury and JACK-X in the process. When the duo arrive at Pandora's Box, it erases itself from existence before they can do anything. Guy claims it was for the best, and tells Cody that the adventure reminded him of the old days. Cody agrees that it was "definitely not boring", and Guy responds with a rare smile.
Street Fighter Alpha manga
In the Street Fighter Alpha manga by Masahiko Nakahira, Guy is depicted as a well-known vigilante ninja who goes around bringing an end to several criminal organizations. Guy is first mentioned when Chun-Li is comparing Charlie to the ninja due to their vigilante activities.
When Ryu first meets Rose, the fortune teller tells him to find two men who are "red like fire" to assist him in his battle (Ken and Guy). Guy disguises himself as a member of Shadaloo to face M. Bison, but he is forced to reveal his identity when Vega tries to kill both Adon and a possessed Ryu. After making quick work of Vega, Guy kicks several oil drums at Ryu (a nod to the Final Fight series), then proceeds to fight Ryu directly. Due to Guy's superior speed and training to fight multiple enemies at once, Guy was able to block every punch from Ryu's Shun Goku Satsu and defeat him.
After Rose is knocked unconscious by M. Bison while trying to stall him for Ryu, Guy rescues her during the battle between Ryu and M. Bison (this scene was carried over to Rose's ending in Street Fighter Alpha 3). Guy is last seen watching over the battle between Ryu and Sagat.
In the Ryu Final manga, also by Masahiko Nakahira, Ryu remembers the fighters who affected him and played roles in his journey; Guy is seen among the individuals in his memories (this is likely a reference to the Street Fighter Alpha manga, especially considering that Guy is pictured along with Adon and Rose, immediately following Ryu's other visions of Birdie, Chun-Li, Charlie, and M. Bison).
He also makes appearances in the UDON comics. He first appeared in the bonus comics by Corey Lewis. His first actual appearance in the series was when Dan challenges him to a battle for his invitations to the Street Fighter tournament. Guy easily stops Dan with a flick of his wrist, and quickly knocks him out. Later that night, Dan steals his invitation when he believes Guy is sleeping. Guy was actually awake, but let Dan go because he wasn't planning on entering the tournament to begin with and decided to give Dan a chance. He also makes a cameo appearance (along with Q and Rufus) in Fei-Long's flashback as an audience member at the world premiere of one of his movies. Later Maki challenges him for the title of the 40th Bushin master, though is unable to defeat him. He also makes an appearance in a bonus comic that details Haggar's origin, next to Haggar and Cody as they prepare to fight the Mad Gear Gang.
He is later seen training fellow ninja Ibuki at the request of Sanjo.
Guy can be seen among the fighters who participate in Gill's tournament, often next to Cody.
Animations and movies
Guy makes an appearance in the anime OVA Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation as one of the warriors who have agreed to accompany Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li to Professor Sadler's Shadaloo base and rescue Shun, Ryu's supposed brother. While on the plane, Ryu and Guy are seen sitting together, but with their arms folded and eyes shut.
At the base, he is seen briefly fighting Dhalsim, on whom he attempts a Bushin jump-kick, only for Dhalsim to teleport himself away and seemingly hit Guy from behind. He is last seen in a cell along with the other fighters, where Ken and Chun-Li break them out before going to rescue Birdie. In the OVA, he is voiced by Matthew Christopher Miller.
Guy first appears as a cameo in the episode The Medium is the Message. He is one of the opponents along side Birdie against Guile and Blanka but both of them were defeated. Sodom was another Final Fight character who fought in the tournament but was also defeated and other Final Fight characters like Cody were in the crowd.
Guy plays a much bigger role in the episode titled Final Fight, which adapts the plot of its namesake. In this episode, Guy and Cody befriend Ryu and Ken, who aid them in fighting the Mad Gear Gang to save Jessica. He was fighting against a random opponent in the ring and was going to face Ken next. He received a phone call from Cody saying that Jessica was kidnapped and he went to join him along with Ryu and Ken. Cody didn't trust Ken initially but Guy tells him that Ken is only messing with him. Cody refused to let Ken save Jessica and decided to take action. Haggar told Guy to go with him to make sure he doesn't put Jessica's life at risk. The two of them would end up fighting against Rolento which resulted in Guy defeating him by throwing his grenades back at him. The two of them broke into the Mad Gear Hangout which resulted in them blowing Ryu and Ken's cover. While Ryu and Ken defeated the other Mad Gear memebrs Guy and Cody would fight with Belger. He also kicks away a missile aimed at Cody, causing Belger to fall out of the window.
In this series, the Bushin style is said to originate from Tibet.
Guy is mentioned in Street Fighter III: New Generation in Ryu's win quote against Ibuki ("Your Ninja style is different from Bushin style. But that's because you're not a guy!"). Guy is also present in Dee Jay's bar stage and Ibuki's ending in Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, in which she challenges him to a fight, but he easily distracts her by offering her a snack and flees unnoticed.
In the backstory of the original Final Fight, Guy is established to be the 39th successor of the Bushin-style Ninpo, also known as Bushinryu. Guy's style in particular can be described as a fusion of traditional ninjutsu with modern street brawling. Guy's unique application of Bushin martial arts utilizes speed and rapid attacks to wear down opponents until he can find an opening for his deadliest maneuvers, making him the fastest of the original trio.
In the Street Fighter series, Guy lacks a projectile, though he can throw a close-ranged burst of ki and shuriken in Final Fight 3 and Final Fight Revenge, respectively. Guy is the only Final Fight character in the Street Fighter Alpha series to not use a weapon, though he does carry kunai on his person, as seen in his ending in Super Street Fighter IV.
Many of his attacks are naturally based off his Final Fight appearances, with Guy being the fastest of the original trio due to his ninjutsu skills. His then-unique "Off-the-Wall Kick" ability and high-speed dashes were preserved for his introduction in the Street Fighter series, and he can use the dash to suddenly stop and bait opponents, or else launch surprise attacks, making him a useful character for rushdowns, cross-ups, exploiting openings, and escaping pressure. However, many of his moves are fairly easy to block, making him something of a defensive liability.
Guy's moveset contains many other Final Fight and Bushinryu techniques, such as the Bushin Senpukyaku, a move similar to Ryu and Ken's Tatsumaki that drained his health in the Final Fight games; in Street Fighter, it functions as his anti-air. Guy also possesses the Hozanto, a turning elbow strike that can duck under projectiles, and the Bushin Izuna Otoshi, a jumping attack that can lead into an elbow drop or a close-range grab attack.
In Street Fighter Alpha 2, Guy was one of the few characters who could perform natural Chain Combos after they were removed.
Guy's Super Combos in his first appearances are: the Bushin Hasoken, a rapid anti-air attack, the Bushin Gorai Kyaku, a multi-hit kick combination, and the Bushin Muso Renge, a command grab that leads into a series of powerful close-range strikes. He retains these three moves for his appearance in Super Street Fighter IV, with the latter two acting as his Ultra Combos.
Stages and Themes
In Street Fighter Alpha 2, Guy's stage is named "The Final Fight" and includes most of the characters from Final Fight.
His theme songs for the original Street Fighter Alpha, Alpha 2 and SSFIV are simply a remixed version of the first stage of the original Final Fight game, while in Namco X Capcom his theme song is a remixed Bay Area Theme (Rolento's stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2).
|ROUND1 SLUM1/ROUND4/ROUND6||Final Fight||Manami Matsumae|
|Title/Round 1-1||Final Fight 3||Katsunari Kitajima|
|Guy's Theme||Final Fight Revenge||Jim Wallace|
|Guy Stage||Street Fighter Alpha||Isao Abe|
|Guy Ending||Street Fighter Alpha||Isao Abe|
|Guy Stage||Street Fighter Alpha (PSX and Saturn Versions)||Naoshi Mizuta|
|Guy Ending||Street Fighter Alpha (PSX and Saturn Versions)||Naoshi Mizuta|
|Guy Stage||Street Fighter Alpha 2||Setsuo Yamamoto|
|Guy Ending||Street Fighter Alpha 2||Setsuo Yamamoto|
|Guy Stage||Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PSX and Saturn Versions)||Setsuo Yamamoto|
|Guy Ending||Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PSX and Saturn Versions)||Setsuo Yamamoto|
|Guy Stage||Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES Versions)||TBA|
|Guy Ending||Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES Versions)||TBA|
|No More Swingin||Street Fighter Alpha 3||Yuki Iwai|
|Theme of Guy -SSFIV Arrange||Super Street Fighter IV||Hideyuki Fukasawa|
|Namco X Capcom|
|(STAGE5)||Namco X Capcom||Yoshihiro Sakaguchi|
- Guy has many similarities to Ryu. Both are stoic, Japanese warriors trained by a great master, Zeku and Gouken. Both travel abroad to fight, and are friends/rivals with blonde American fighters, Cody and Ken, who are in relationships on their own (formerly in Cody's case). Both Guy and Ryu have inspired a young girl, Maki and Sakura respectively, and both share an enemy in M. Bison. Their interactions in the franchise may allude to their connections, either being impressed with each other's skill or being rivals.
- Guy has been shown to be in a romantic relationship with Maki's sister, Rena, who (along with Genryusai, her father and former Bushinryu master) was kidnapped by the Mad Gear Gang and later rescued in Final Fight 2. Because of this, he counts as one of the eleven playable Street Fighter characters who are in a romantic relationship or are married.
- However, because Rena hasn't appeared or even been mentioned in future media, so far, there have been doubts about the current status of their relationship.
- According to UDON webmaster SFDevotion at New York Comic-Con, Guy is married to "Maki's sister" during Streetwise. However, none of this information is actually stated in the game and the events of Streetwise are considered non-canonnical to the series main canon. It is possible that it got cut from the final version.
- In the games Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Strider (2014), Strider Hiryu has a color palette based on Guy. Interestingly, concept art from the Super Street Fighter IV artbook shows that initially Guy was planned to have an alternate costume based on Hiryu's. In Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Hiryu has a similar red/white color, but the arm/leg wraps and chest logo were changed from yellow/white to blue/yellow, so it no longer matches Guy's palette.
- According to the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition, Guy holds the record for being the first beat-'em-up game character to be included in a 2D fighting game (in his case, he made the move from Final Fight to Street Fighter Alpha).
- Guy is the first character to utilize a Target Combo in Street Fighter Alpha, in which the gameplay concept then carried on to Street Fighter III to most of the characters.
- Guy's birthplace was Japan in the original Final Fight, but this was changed to the United States in the Alpha series. According to his entry in the Shadaloo Combat Research Institute, his birthplace has been retconned back to Japan though he is presumably a naturalized American.
- Guy's arcade ending in Super Street Fighter IV is actually directly connected to Rose's ending.
- Guy is the only character to not have his expression change during certain cinematic Ultra Combos, such as the Shitenketsu or the Oil Combination Hold.
- According to his win quote against Hakan in Super Street Fighter IV, Guy is a vegetarian, though this conflicts somewhat with the large number of meat items in Final Fight or with his profile stating his favorite dish to be chazuke (tea or hot water with rice) with salmon.
- It may be possible that Guy isn't a vegetarian, but prefers vegetables cooked just as it is without the need of cooking oil (as said in the quote).
- Another possible theory is to the practices of eating and consumption rooted in ninja training. With a need to be agile and quick on their feet, ninja ideally promoted a diet mainly rooted in vegetarianism and the philosophy of how "food and medicine share the same source", and mostly did not eat meat and game during these times of training, which they believed dulled the senses. In turn, ninja usually also occasionally practiced periods of heavy eating with meat, drinking sake, and consuming foods favored by nobility and samurai, in order to help with their mastery of disguise and subterfuge.
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- Final Fight series
- Final Fight series
- Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Guy
- Ultra Street Fighter IV Profile Archived from The original
- Street Fighter IV Q&A:
Question: Guy is American?
Answer: While Guy's nationality was Japan in "Final Fight", in "Zero 3" it became the United States. As Guy's theme in "SFIV" is from "Zero 3", it was decided to use his nationality from the same game!
- Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia
- "He's so Bushinryūish. It seems he was the master of Guy and Maki. Then he must be fairly strong, huh?" (武神流の人っぽいですね。どうやらガイや真紀のお師匠さんだったらしいです。と言う事はかなりのつわもの？) from Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Zeku
- "In the old days, Henri Fortin was said to be a model for Hugger, but is Guy a model?""It's Sho Kosugi"(昔なんかでハガーはジャン・ヴァルジャンがモデルと仰ってましたが、ガイってモデルとかいるんですか？ ショーコスギですよ若い頃の)Akiman's Twitter
- "Guy failed to take the university entrance exam and went to the United States alone, but by being involved in the conflict with Mad Gear, he realised that one-to-many body arts was the essence of the Bushin style."(ガイは大学受験に失敗して単身アメリカに渡ったわけだが、マッドギアとの抗争に関わったことで一人対多人数の体術が武神流の神髄であることを悟る) from Akiman's Twitter
- Guy (ガイ) -> Childhood friend (幼なじみ) -> Maki (マキ) from Final Fight 2 character relationship chart.
- Guy -> Cody (Teaches moves to, 技をおしえる) Cody -> Guy (Takes care of, 世話をする) Final Fight character relationship chart from Gamest No. 51
- Guy -> Sodom (Thinks he writes Japanese wrong, 字がまちがっていると思っている) Sodom -> Guy (Thinks he's cool because he's Japanese, 日本人だからいいなあと思っている) Final Fight character relationship chart from Gamest No. 51
- Before he met Zeku, Guy was a beast-like boy with a blade-like eye and bare hostility. Many have avoided getting involved with Guy, but only Zeku saw a fighter in his eyes. He saw infinite possibilities. "This guy can bring back the Bushin style." Thus, Zeku entrusted the future of the "Bushin style" to a young man. (ゼクウと出会う前のガイは,刃のような眼光とむき出しの敵意をみなぎらせた獣のような少年だった。多くの人がガイにかかわることを避けていたが,ゼクウだけは,彼の瞳のなかに秘められた格闘家の素質と。無限の可能性を見抜いていた。「こいつなら・・・・・武神流をよみがえらせることがてきる.」かくしてゼクウは,「武神流」の未来をひとりの若者に託すのてあった。 ) from All About Street Fighter ZERO page 011
- The moment he tried to pass by, Zeku was amazed. A beast-like boy who never retreats from a larger man. (通り過ぎようとしたその瞬間、ゼクウは目を見張つた。大きな男を相手に一歩も退かない、野獣のような少年。そして、その瞳に宿る本物の旅闘家だけがけが持っ闘志と、その天性の素質。 ) from All About Street Fighter ZERO page 349
- A city of Peace. Such was the title it earned just a year before. Yet, the city had now lost its color, as if it had sunk in a grey mist. Nonetheless, Guy was walking towards the city hall. Reason being, he had a meeting with the mayor, Haggar. He was an old time friend, as the two used to fight side by side. After announcing his arrival at the desk, Guy was directed to an office.(平和な街。それが1年前に取りもどした称号ではなかったのか。街は色をなくしていた。まるで全体がもやのなかに沈んでいるかのようだ。ともあれガイは、市庁舎へ歩を進めた。旧友であり、ともに戦った仲間でもある八ガー市長に会うためだ。受付で来意を告げ、応接室に通されるガイ。ほどなく市長が姿を見せた。) from All About Street Fighter ZERO3 page 65
- And so Haggar talked about the organization that had crept into the city half an year before. According to him, many politicians were already at their bidding, and Haggar only had two years left as a mayor. (八ガーはここ半年のあいだに街に忍び寄ってきた不気味な組織について語った。すでに議会はその組織の手中にあるという。八ガーの任期はあと2年。) from All About Street Fighter ZERO3 page 65
- Mike Haggar: "He was found on site during one of the drug investigations. No relation to the deals, of course, but around him were four people that needed to be taken to the hospital, so he had to be arrested."(「麻薬取り引き搜査の際に現場にいたんだ。もちろん組織とは無関係だが4人ほど乱闘で病院送りにしている。刑事はまぬがれない」) from All About Street Fighter ZERO3 page 65
- Mike Haggar: "It's not easy, is it? Achieving peace. What is it, in the end? What's most worth protecting? I'm not sure myself, but that doesn't stop me from fighting, in my own way. I think it's the same for Cody, but... I can't help but be worried. Far from my own daughter, he had to start a new life... or maybe, the thing is, he couldn't." (「我も1年前は同じことをしていたではないか」「結局、平和とは何か。守るべき者は誰なのか。答えは見つからん。むろん私は私のやりかたで戦う。コーディーとて同じはすだ。ただ・・・・・・心配だ。あいつは今、娘と離れてしまった。今までの生きかたを変える八メになって一いや逆に、変えられなかったと言うべきか」) from All About Street Fighter ZERO3 page 65
- Guy: "...Who is still in that gym?"
Mike Haggar: "Hmm... Ah... It's closed now, but it's still there."
Saying goodbye to Haggar and leaving the city hall, Guy headed to 22nd Avenue. There is a sports gym where I had a bed and dinner with Haggar and others a year ago. (・・・あのジムはまだ誰かが?」 「ん?ああ・・・・今は閉鎖しているが、残っているよ」 八ガーに別れを告げ市庁舎を辞し、ガイは22番街へと向かった。そこには1年前、八ガーらと寝食をともにしたスポーツジムがある。) from All About Street Fighter ZERO3 page 65
|Street Fighter Alpha Characters|
|Alpha||Adon · Akuma · Birdie · Charlie · Chun-Li · Dan · Guy|
Ken · M. Bison · Rose · Ryu · Sagat · Sodom
|Alpha 2||Original||Dhalsim · Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Zangief|
|Alpha 3||Original||Balrog · Blanka · Cody · E. Honda · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika · Vega|
|Console||Dee Jay · Fei Long · Guile · T. Hawk|
|Upper||Eagle · Maki · Yun|
|Final Fight Revenge Characters|
|Playable||Cody · Damnd · Edi. E · El Gado · Guy · Hugo|
Haggar · Poison · Rolento · Sodom
|CPU Only||Zombie Belger|
|Capcom Fighting Evolution Characters|
|Street Fighter II||Guile · M. Bison · Ryu · Zangief|
|Street Fighter Alpha||Guy · Karin · Rose · Sakura|
|Street Fighter III||Alex · Chun-Li · Urien · Yun|
|Bosses||Ingrid · Shin Akuma|
|Street Fighter IV Characters|
|Original||Abel · Akuma · Balrog · Blanka · Chun-Li · C. Viper · Dhalsim · E. Honda|
El Fuerte · Guile · Ken · M. Bison · Rufus · Ryu · Sagat · Vega · Zangief
|Console||Cammy · Dan · Fei Long · Gen · Gouken · Rose · Seth · Sakura|
|Super||Adon · Cody · Dee Jay · Dudley · Guy · Hakan · Ibuki · Juri · Makoto · T. Hawk|
|Arcade Edition||Evil Ryu · Oni · Yang · Yun|
|Ultra||Decapre · Elena · Hugo · Poison · Rolento|
|Street Fighter X Tekken Characters|
|Core Roster||Abel · Akuma · Balrog · Cammy · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · Guile · Hugo · Ibuki · Juri|
Ken · M. Bison · Poison · Rufus · Rolento · Ryu · Sagat · Vega · Zangief
|Downloadable||Blanka · Cody · Dudley · Elena · Guy · Sakura|