Overall there are 80 characters from the main series and 34 from spin-offs, for a total of 114 characters.
Below are the playable Street Fighter characters, listed in order of first appearance. Visit each character's article for an in-depth look at the games each of them appeared in.
All characters are playable in their first appearance unless otherwise noted.
|Evil Ryu||No||Yes[Note 1]||Yes||No||Yes||No||TBA||3|
|Shin Akuma||No||Yes[Note 1]||Yes||Yes||No||No||TBA||3|
[Note 1] Shin Akuma and Evil Ryu debuted in the Street Fighter Alpha series before being added to the Street Fighter II series
[Note 2] Yun debuted in the Street Fighter III series before also being added to the Street Fighter Alpha series
[Note 3] No version of Street Fighter III has all 21 characters due to Shin Akuma only being playable in the Dreamcast version of Street Fighter III: Double Impact
Introduced in Street Fighter
Introduced in the Street Fighter II series
Introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha series
Introduced in the Street Fighter III series
Introduced in the Street Fighter IV series
In Street Fighter IV
Introduced in Street Fighter V series
In Street Fighter V
Introduced in Street Fighter 6 series
Below are the playable Street Fighter characters from spin-offs, listed in order of first appearance. Not included are spin-off characters who would later transfer to the main series (Poison and Violent Ken). Visit each character's article for an in-depth look at the games each of them appeared in.
Introduced in Street Fighter: The Movie
Introduced in Street Fighter II: The Interactive Movie
Introduced in the Street Fighter EX series
In Street Fighter EX
In Street Fighter EX2
In Street Fighter EX3
Introduced in Fighting EX Layer
Introduced in the Marvel vs. Capcom series
Introduced in Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation
- Ryu and Ken are the only characters that have been playable in every Street Fighter game.
- Chun-Li is the third character with the most appearances, being present in every game after her debut except Street Fighter III: New Generation and Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact.
- Akuma is fourth, as he has showed up in every Street Fighter game after his introduction with the exception of Street Fighter III: New Generation, Street Fighter EX2 and Street Fighter EX3.
- The cast of 12 characters from the original Street Fighter II has been reunited on four occasions: the console versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3, the Capcom vs. SNK series, Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (season 4).
- SFII: The four boss characters of the original Street Fighter II first became playable in Street Fighter II: Champion Edition.
- SFI: This character made their first appearance in Street Fighter but only became playable in later iterations of the franchise.
- SVC: Violent Ken originally made his first playable appearance in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, before making his main series debut in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.
- FF: Characters with this abbreviation next to their name first appeared in the Final Fight series prior to their introduction into the Street Fighter series.
- SFM: Characters with this abbreviation next to their name first appeared in Street Fighter manga prior to their introduction in the game series.
- SFA2: Shin Akuma first appears in Street Fighter Alpha 2 as an unplayable boss, and is first playable in the home version of the game.
- CFE: Ingrid first appeared in Capcom Fighting Evolution prior to her introduction into the Street Fighter series.
- SFIII: Gill first appears in Street Fighter III as the unplayable final boss, and is first playable in the home version of the game.
- SFxT: Poison originally made her first appearance in the Street Fighter III series as Hugo's manager. Her first playable appearance was in Final Fight Revenge, and she was first playable in a Street Fighter game in Street Fighter X Tekken.
- SFIII: Kolin originally made her first appearance in the Street Fighter III series as an NPC. Her first playable appearance is in Street Fighter V.
- SFIV: Ed originally made his first appearance in the Street Fighter IV series as an NPC. His first playable appearance is in Street Fighter V.
- SFA: Zeku originally made his first appearance in the Street Fighter Alpha series as an NPC. His first playable appearance is in Street Fighter V.
- RS: Akira first appeared in the Rival Schools series prior to her introduction into the Street Fighter series.
- EX+: Garuda first appears in Street Fighter EX as an unplayable boss and is first playable in Street Fighter EX Plus.
- EX2+: Bison II first appears in Street Fighter EX2 Plus as the unplayable final boss, and is first playable in Street Fighter EX3.
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