It'll probably be posted on the official SSF4 website soon enough, but if anyone finds a CONFIRMED DOB for him before then, please just include your references so that it can be proven and no-one can then dispute it. If you don't know how to cite references, ask me on my talk page and I'll be glad to help.--Evilsbane 13:52, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
PS - That goes for any other characters where a particular stat is listed as "unknown".
The Kanji as written means Husband, One would assume they were going for the simplified version of the chinese kanji for "nothing" or "crooked heaven." The true ten symbol has the top line longer. One version of the game has this fix.
His second Ultra.Edit
Is he black? 220.127.116.11 23:26, February 20, 2011 (UTC)
No, but his skin seems to get darker and his hair lighter the more evil he becomes, to the point where Oni's skin and hair are dark blue and bright white respectively.--Evilsbane 00:02, February 21, 2011 (UTC)
The title of this article Edit
This is an english-language wiki, so we use the english-language name, Akuma. Otherwise we'd have to start renaming everything like Balrog would be Bison and Bison would be Vega and Vega would be Balrog and the Flash Kick would be the Somersault Kick and so on and so on.--Evilsbane 07:08, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
Prayer beads check his power? Edit
I've done some searching, and I haven't seen anything that suggest that the prayer beads kept his power under control. Sources please? 18.104.22.168 20:15, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
MVC3: Fate of Two WorldsEdit
In the game, there are 32 characters ready for play, and 6 characters that were unlockable on a "Progressive Game Clear" basis and 2 DLC Characters for a total of 40 Characters. Shouldn't those 6 characters (including Akuma) should be called "Supplemental Characters" instead? They aren't Secret, but more like "supplemental" that rewards those who play the game often with more depth. Just a suggestion. Dark Insanity 15:16, July 25, 2011 (UTC)
I read somewhere Akuma's design was based off of a type of demon in Buddhism. Is this true? 22.214.171.124 14:42, August 31, 2011 (UTC)
Edits required Edit
I would like to provide edits and updates to this wiki. Especially concerning a number of the western misconceptions of this character. First off, contrary to popular opinion, the real name of this character, Gouki, (Gou- strong or great) (Ki-spirit, soul, ghost, aura, or energy. Essentially having the same meaning as "Chi") Has nothing to do with any connotation of the demonic. His name would literally translate to "great energy" or "strong spirit".
Also, I would like to make a point of the misconception of Gouki as a villain or "evil" character. The name "Akuma" given to the character by Capcom USA is a misnomer, much like Dictator Vega being named "Mike Bison". The perception of Gouki by capcom USA, based upon his appearance and role of secret boss in SSF2T was that American audiances would automatically brand him as evil, villainous, or demonic. Therefore, he was given the name "Akuma" by Capcom USA, and a subsequent backstory about demonic posession being the source of this power was added.
In reality, Gouki is more of an "anti-hero" character, rather than a villain. His character has devoted himself entirely to the Satsui No Hado, the realization of it's absolute limit, and fullest potential. In deciding upon this path, he has rejected human emotions, personal ego, and human weaknesses. Through this path of Ansatsuken, he has transcended humanity. The kanji "Ten" that appears on his back meaning "sky" or "Heaven" (literally derived from a human figure with a line above it's head) in Gouki's case means "beyond human". Gouki has literally become the personification of "power made flesh", and would hold more in common with a sentient hurricane, earthquake, or volcano, than a human being. This "sentient disaster" metaphor can be witnessed through his training, in which he can unintentionally destroy life that happens to be in the way of his lethal force. Likewise, however, his immense distructive power can also be used to unintentionally benefit mankind, as can be seen in the non-canonical ending for his "Shin" form in Capcom Fighting Jam.
The most telling example of Gouki being mislabeled as a villain in the west is through his most notorious technique: Shun Goku Satsu. In this technique, the 16 hells of Buddhism are channelled through the one performing it. The performer must maintain a perfect Zen like state of emptyness and tranquility, lest they be consumed by the multiple hells they channelled as well. A being consumed by treacherous motivations (as Gouki is often labelled as) would destroy themself if they attempted the technique. This same emptyness is what Gouken and Gen used to survive this technique. It was also the very treacherous nature of Dictator Vega that caused him to be so soundly destroyed by this technique in SSF2T. It was also Dictator Vega's selfish lust for power that caused Gouki to target him for assasination, as Gouki himself detests such motives.
His only will is to push the limits of the path he has chosen, to face willing, worthy opponents in life and death struggle, and to kill, or be killed by them. This can be witnessed by his interactions with Ryu, whom he recognizes as having the same potential for the path of the satsui no hado. He seeks to draw this potential out of Ryu and have battle with a being on his own level to the death. Gouki is not concerned with egoistic victory or defeat, and would choose death without hesitation upon his defeat, as was the case with his one known defeat against Gouken.
Doubtless, the creation of Kuruoshiki Oni is a response to the westernized interpretation of Gouki as Akuma.
I would also like to add some information about his appearance. Namely the buddhist iconographic and sculptural origins of his appearance. One of the primary influences on his appearance is that of the Kongorikishi, or Nio guardian statues. These are a type of fierce warrior statue that usually guard the gate of many buddhist temples and shrines. In a number of different illustrations, Gouki can be seen standing in the same wrathful stance. Most noteably in his first full color illustration by Bengus/CRMK in SSF2T, and the illustration for his "Shin" variation in SVC Chaos. Also, a number of his taunts in SFIV series mimic this same pose. Another buddhist Influence on Gouki's appearance is that of the "Twelve heavenly Generals", who also share the same wrathful appearance as Kongorikishi, with many also wearing the same unkempt Top-knot hair style as Gouki.
Needless to say, much of this information would have to be condensed and edited before being added. I would also have to search for sources and citations that could prove many of my claims about the truth of this character. If I could be permitted to make edits to this page, I believe It could greatly benefit it's overall content. Either that, or I could work on a seperate "Gouki" character wiki exploring these differences in cultural interpretation.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)
- Personally, I would suggest a seperate section on his profile ('Differences in Japan and USA' for instance) that describes Gouki's original personality as a neutral force. One thing I would add is that Goutetsu died happily, knowing Akuma would carry on their martial the way it was intended. And, in the Japanese version, Akuma bore no ill will towards Gouken, but simply battled him under his own warrior's code, which doesn't distinguish between families or strangers as enemies.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs)
- What source do you have for this? Lord Grammaticus 13:29, December 17, 2011 (UTC)
- Thank you. Lord Grammaticus 19:02, December 23, 2011 (UTC)
- Well, his biography on SSF4's Japanese website says 178 cm and this converter tells me 178 cm = 70.1 inches = 5'10". I say SF4 data overrides SFA3. Devang.home47 11:33, March 3, 2012 (UTC)
Asura's Wrath Edit
Hey, I've just seen the DLC trailer for Asura's Wrath and Ryu, Akuma and Evil Ryu appear there to fight Asura. Seriously, guys, somebody should edit the page.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs)
- Or you know, you could just sign up? What I am getting is that Akuma and Ryu will be DLCs for Asura's Wrath? (Just read a review in a newspaper yesterday about this game). The Ryu DLC titled 'At Last, Someone Angrier Than Me' will be releasing on 8th May and the Akuma DLC, 'The Strongest vs. The Angriest' will be releasing May 15? Are you sure this isn't a April fool's joke by Capcom? Even if it isn't, Capcom is becoming a total ripoff, how many DLCs are they going to release? Plus do you know if Asura will be a DLC for MvC3, SFxT or SSF4AE? Devang.home47 15:43, March 28, 2012 (UTC)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Edit
Please provide some citations that suggest Akuma and Bison crossed paths during SFA3. If I amn't wrong, Bison canonically faught Ryu, Ken, Sakura, Sagat, Cammy (and the Dolls), Chun Li, Charlie, Guile and Rose. Adon probably never finds Akuma and either Juli or Juni manages to scan him so that only leaves Akuma vs Gen as the cannon fight that occured during SFA3? I believe the only time Bison vs Akuma happened was during SF2? Devang.home47 15:51, March 28, 2012 (UTC)
Akuma and mystery.jpg???? Edit
Akuma (Gouki) and a mystery character.....?
Who is the character with Akuma in the picture?
Search this wiki under Multimedia for "Akuma and mystery.jpg"
I'd like to know what everyone thinks.
- Dunno. At the least it means more cameo section info. Lord Grammaticus (talk) 08:02, August 11, 2012 (UTC)
- Maybe it's rendition of what a capcom designer thought Gouken would look like?
- The mystery character certainly looks a lot more like Gouki (Akuma) than the SFIV version...
- However, the first Capcom pic of Gouken is on SFA1's 1995 Gouki (Akuma) ending. Maybe this is a post SFA1 (Vampire Saviour was 1997) take on a planned but pulled Gouken inclusion in the SFA series???—Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs)
Kinshi Haido Ancient Resistance Training? Yinfireblueflame, I don't know if you are being serious or joking here but please remove away this false info.
18.104.22.168 15:30, July 10, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you General Awesomo.
22.214.171.124 17:00, July 10, 2013 (UTC)
Ryu's dad? Edit
So I just read for the first time ever the theory that Akuma may be Ryu's father (yeeeaahhh, I guess you can tell I'm a bit of a Street Fighter noob). However, I read also that it may be non-canon since it happened in a movie. I want everyone to lay the evidence: why it may just be true, or why it's the biggest pile of horse crap ever. —Preceding unsigned comment added by RinneSharingan (talk • contribs)
Akuma TK7 trailer Edit
Akuma's TK7 presence not canon to SFEdit
This link is just for those who think the universes of TK and SF are canon to each other because of Akuma's appearance in TK7, its not according to Michael Murray.--126.96.36.199 07:50, August 17, 2016 (UTC)
New Artwork Edit
Is the new artwork really from Street Fighter V? Someone pointed out to me that there's been no official announcement that he'll be in the game, and that the artwork is actually from Capcom Fighters Network. Arawn 999 (talk) 16:23, September 20, 2016 (UTC)
- CFN is doing profiles for basically every character ever, and they're meant to show their look as of SFV, so yes. -- Lord G. matters. Talk to me. 22:19, September 20, 2016 (UTC)
Street Fighter V Kanji Edit
Akuma's primary article pic no longer representative of character as shown in SFV Edit
Akuma was just fully revealed for SFV, and his actual in-game design looks nothing like the design that was allegedly meant to represent what he looked like in SFV. The Average Guy (talk) 20:10, December 3, 2016 (UTC)
- I guess that decanonizes all the images from that source, then? Arawn 999 (talk) 20:49, December 3, 2016 (UTC)
Akuma's CG Art Storyline Edit
Gen's dead & Necalli himself is hunted, despite hunting Akuma + Akuma is too much for the devourer & ended up being destroyed once and for all. - ScottKazama, 17 Dec, 00:42 (+7:00)
- None of the character's fates are explicitly confirmed there, just that Akuma defeated Gen (it seems to be left ambiguous as to whether or not he explicitly killed him), and Necalli's shown to be pretty resilient, so I'd hold off on the assumptions of their fates until we get a definitive answer from Capcom. BubbleRevolution (talk) 22:05, December 16, 2016 (UTC)
Akuma's dislike of Bison has been changed to be for "No reason". That's incorrect, he dislikes Bison as he relies on Psycho Power (which isn't his own strength), rather than his own power. This is already written on his page. Hero32 (talk) 19:47, March 19, 2017 (UTC)
Well, the characters whose current status is unknown are März, F.A.N.G (now confirmed to be alive), Bison (also still alive, spiritually at least) and Nash. So that means Gen is murdered indeed, while Necalli is still alive. In addition, they showed the body in the case with Gen, so his fate is not unknown. BrainSWord74 (talk) 08:31, April 21, 2018 (UTC)