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In ''[[Street Fighter II V]]'', Ken has red-hair similar to the live-action movie and the animated series along with fighting barehanded. Ken usually wears casual outfits throughout the episodes; for example, a yellow formal suit jacket with a red tank top, matching white pants with a black belt to his waist and black shoes.
 
In ''[[Street Fighter II V]]'', Ken has red-hair similar to the live-action movie and the animated series along with fighting barehanded. Ken usually wears casual outfits throughout the episodes; for example, a yellow formal suit jacket with a red tank top, matching white pants with a black belt to his waist and black shoes.
   
By the time of ''[[Street Fighter V]]'', Ken's appearance has undergone the first major design change in the character's history. Ken's gi top now hangs around his waist and he wears a black v-neck training shirt with several red linings in its place. He sports black sparring gloves and his hair is now tied in a topknot. Most likely due to events yet undisclosed instead of hanging loose which it was grown into medium length after the events of ''Street Fighter IV'' series and now wears black ankle wraps with red linings instead of barefoot.
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By the time of ''[[Street Fighter V]]'', Ken's appearance has undergone the first major design change in the character's history. Ken's gi top now hangs around his waist and he wears a black v-neck training shirt with several red linings in its place. He sports black sparring gloves and his hair is now tied in a topknot. Most likely due to events yet undisclosed instead of hanging loose which it was grown into medium length after the events of ''Street Fighter IV ''series and now wears black ankle wraps with red linings instead of barefoot.
   
 
His second alternate costume is one of his disguised forms in ''[[Pocket Fighter]]'' but updated; he wears a black leather jacket with maroon outlines and a white tank top underneath, red denim pants with a black belt, a neon yellow buckle on his waist and black leather shoes. His sunglasses are hanging loose on his tank top. His medium-length hair is shorter.
 
His second alternate costume is one of his disguised forms in ''[[Pocket Fighter]]'' but updated; he wears a black leather jacket with maroon outlines and a white tank top underneath, red denim pants with a black belt, a neon yellow buckle on his waist and black leather shoes. His sunglasses are hanging loose on his tank top. His medium-length hair is shorter.
   
 
=== Concept ===
 
=== Concept ===
Ken could have been inspired by real-life Karate world champion, [[Wikipedia:Joe Lewis (martial artist)|Joe Lewis]]. Like Ken, Lewis was a blonde American who trained a traditional style in Japan, then went back to the U.S to become a famous champion. Lewis also founded Full Contact Karate and became a world champion at that as well. In addition to his similar looks, Lewis was also known (as were many American Karate fighters of his time) for using colored Karate uniforms, including a red one. Lewis notably appeared on the the cover of ''Combat Magazine'' dressed in red with a black belt.{{Fact}} He was challenging of traditional Karate ways and modified much of his original "Shorin Ryu" style, similar to Ken's modifications that distinguish him from Ryu, a traditional fighter.
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Ken could have been inspired by real-life Karate world champion, [[Wikipedia:Joe Lewis (martial artist)|Joe Lewis]]. Like Ken, Lewis was a blonde American who trained a traditional style in Japan, then went back to the U.S to become a famous champion. Lewis also founded Full Contact Karate and became a world champion at that as well. In addition to his similar looks, Lewis was also known (as were many American Karate fighters of his time) for using colored Karate uniforms, including a red one. Lewis notably appeared on the the cover of Combat Magazine dressed in red with a black belt. He was challenging of traditional Karate ways and modified much of his original "Shorin Ryu" style, similar to Ken's modifications that distinguish him from Ryu, a traditional fighter.
   
Originally only called "Ken", he gained his last name when toy company [[wikipedia:Hasbro|Hasbro]] got the license to add the characters from ''Street Fighter II'' to their ''[[w:c:gijoe:G.I. Joe|G.I. Joe]]'' toyline. It is widely believed, though never confirmed, that the name was given to avoid copyright confusion with the character of the same name from [[wikipedia:Mattel|Mattel]]'s ''[[w:c:barbie:Barbie|Barbie]]'' toyline.
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Originally only called "Ken", he gained his last name when toy company Hasbro got the license to add the characters from ''Street Fighter II'' to their ''G.I. Joe'' toyline. It is widely believed, though never confirmed, that the name was given to avoid copyright confusion with the character of the same name from Mattel's ''Barbie'' toyline.
   
 
=== Personality ===
 
=== Personality ===
 
While Ryu is the more serious and stoic of the two, Ken is the complete opposite - stylish, unorthodox and unpredictable, as well as being much more violent and aggressive than Ryu. He is an alpha male with a giant ego and constantly reminds his opponents about his greatness. While he can be brash, egotistical, and arrogant at times, his heart is pure. He is generally kind, friendly, a good person, and very easygoing which led him into starting a family of his own. He never backs down from a fight no matter how difficult it looks.
 
While Ryu is the more serious and stoic of the two, Ken is the complete opposite - stylish, unorthodox and unpredictable, as well as being much more violent and aggressive than Ryu. He is an alpha male with a giant ego and constantly reminds his opponents about his greatness. While he can be brash, egotistical, and arrogant at times, his heart is pure. He is generally kind, friendly, a good person, and very easygoing which led him into starting a family of his own. He never backs down from a fight no matter how difficult it looks.
   
Like Ryu, he believes in honor, hard work, endurance, and discipline. He always gives his opponents (who are friendly rivals) the utmost respect, whether it is his master [[Gouken]], his best friend Ryu, or his ''[[SNK vs. Capcom series|Capcom vs. SNK]]'' rival, [[w:c:snk:Terry_Bogard|Terry Bogard]]. He is also a worrywart when it comes to his family, nearly missing the tournament in ''[[Street Fighter IV]]'' because he didn't want to leave [[Eliza Masters|Eliza]] so close to her due date, and only entered when she assured him she'd be fine. He still called her to check in and tell her to be careful using stairs.<ref name="SSF4 Ken" />
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Like Ryu, he believes in honor, hard work, endurance, and discipline. He always gives his opponents (who are friendly rivals) the utmost respect, whether it is his master [[Gouken]], his best friend Ryu, or his ''[[SNK vs. Capcom series|Capcom vs. SNK]]'' rival, [http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Terry_Bogard Terry Bogard]. He is also a worrywart when it comes to his family, nearly missing the tournament in ''[[Street Fighter IV]]'' because he didn't want to leave [[Eliza Masters|Eliza]] so close to her due date, and only entered when she assured him she'd be fine. He still called her to check in and tell her to be careful using stairs.<ref name="SSF4 Ken" />
   
 
==Character Relationships==
 
==Character Relationships==
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