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"Yahoo! Oh man, I love a good fight!

(いやっほぅ! 買ったぜ このケンカ! Iyahhou! Katta ze kono kenka!?)

Yun (ユン Yun?) is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing in Street Fighter III: New Generation. He is an energetic skateboarder from Hong Kong, skilled in the art of Chinese Kung Fu, and the older twin brother to Yang.



Yun has long, brown hair styled in a braid and covered by a blue baseball cap with a yellow visor and a circle with a skateboard in it. His changshan is white, usually with a blue and yellow trim. He also wears yellow fingerless gloves that cover his forearms and dark pants and sneakers. Yun is seen riding on his skateboard when not fighting.


Yun & Yang art from ALL ABOUT Street Fighter III, published before the arcade release

During the development of Super Street Fighter II, the team initially envisioned two twin martial artists that shared a bodytype, along with Cammy and T. Hawk. American designer James Goddard felt that it would be redundant to have another pair of characters with the same fighting style, prompting Capcom to instead create Dee Jay, with the martial artist eventually evolving into Fei Long. Four years later, this concept would be reborn with the twins Yun and Yang.

The team wanted Yun and Yang to be popular characters from the start.[4] They were made to be flashier than the main character, and wanted them to utilize the parry system using their kung-fu.[4] Yun is modelled after Duo Maxwell from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, while Yang is modelled after Trowa Barton.

Various attacks are modeled after the martial arts manga Kenji, with attacks such as the Zesshou Hohou, Nishokyaku, and You Hou being nearly identical to various panels. One of Yun's intros has him lean on his left knee while covering it with his hands, similar to how Kenji Goh does the same when greeting a fellow martial artist. It was originally going to be a special intro between the brothers but was scrapped.[5][6]

Further inspiration for the Lee twin's dynamic may stem from the Jean Claude Van Damme 1991 action movie Double Impact, where Van Damme played the role of the Hong Kong born twins Alex and Chad Griffith.


Yun is the more energetic and extroverted of the Lee Brothers, compared to Yang; he is more playful, upbeat, and easygoing, and while confident, he is not as cocky or sharp-mouthed as his younger brother, though he isn't above cracking jokes at the expense of anyone he defeats. He is also said to be impulsive, but out of the two, Yun is said to be a born leader. Like Yang, he is also a movie enthusiast; when Yun encounters Fei Long in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Yun asks in his win quote whether he is "the real Fei Long" and then plans to tell Yang about meeting him.



He's Yun's uncle, and one of the NPC opponents from the first Street Fighter. Yun also bears a resemblance to him. They both wear blue caps, have long hair tied into a braided ponytail, and share a similar dashing punch attack.


His younger twin brother. They have their moments of agreeing and disagreeing, but their mutual outlook is heavily implied to see-saw at times, often getting in trouble with their uncles as a result of Yun wanting to try things and Yang getting dragged along. Brotherly fights among them are common and often seen as practice.


A childhood friend of Yun and Yang. Hoimei has a particularly aggressive and seemingly one-sided attraction to Yun, which is a stark contrast to Yang, who has a more positive relationship with Shaomei.


Shaomei has a crush on Yang, but Yun also looks after her as well as with Hoimei.


As with Yang, he has a good relationship with Chun-Li as an elder figure and someone to look up to.


Early life[]

The Lee Brothers were separated from their parents at birth, due to their father helping the bosses in the underworld and was involved in a conflict, resulting in both their disapearances. The brothers would be named Yun and Yang by eight noteworthy and influential leaders of Hong Kong's underworld who support them as their godparents.[7][8]

While growing up, they were raised by their herbalist and acupuncturist grandfather, who was the best kung fu master in the city. He taught them the arts of Chinese Kung Fu. During his youth he had the nickname "White Dragon" (白龍?).[9]

While they own the restaurant Shinryuken, they are also active in their communities, helping maintain the peace and settling disputes. Their Uncle Lee appears in the first Street Fighter.

Street Fighter IV[]

He appears in Chun-Li's opening movie in Street Fighter IV with Yang. The twins also make a brief appearance in Chun-Li's Super Street Fighter IV ending.

Street Fighter IV series[]

After Chun-Li foils a criminal's getaway right before their eyes and drives off with Guile, Yun decides that whatever enemy is bringing Chun-Li out of retirement must be incredibly strong, and decides to follow her for an adventure. Yang happily accompanies him, knowing they are dealing with S.I.N., a division group of Shadaloo. After their "adventure", they return home to find Hoi Mei fuming, and she grabs Yun by the ear dragging him off. As they are being punished, the brothers encounter Chun-Li. As they bid her farewell and thank her for inspiring them to embark on their adventure, they hope to one day see her again.

Street Fighter III series[]

With his twin brother Yang, he entered the World Warrior tournament to show his skills. They later found and fought Gill, who appreciated their effort and granted them the leadership of their town. They passionately turned down his offer, since they only fought him to stop his maniacal plans.

In Yang's ending, he and Yun are having a quarrel only to be stopped by Hoimei and her sister Shaomei. Shaomei tells him that Hoimei was expressing her relief to see them again and gives them advice to not act so reckless. Yang agrees and goes with Shaomei while Yun gets his ear pinched by Hoimei.

Non-canon appearances[]

Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX[]

In his non-canonical appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 3, he and his twin brother Yang are searching around the world for the legendary movie star Fei Long, so they could become famous movie stars in their own hometown. They run into Dee Jay (who by chance knows Fei Long), and Yun fights him and wins.

Yun also hears rumors of Fei Long working with drug dealers (i.e. Shadaloo). However, Dee Jay knows Fei Long is a nice person who would never associate with them. He soon tells both brothers where they could find Fei Long. They soon find him afterwards and fight him to know the truth. After the Lee Brothers won, Fei Long tells Yun and Yang that he was infiltrating the drug deals to find out who the drug dealers were working for. He finds out that they are all under the rule of M. Bison.

The Lee Brothers decide to help Fei Long in order to save their hometown from Shadaloo, but are caught along with Fei Long. Fei Long has Yun and Yang fight The Dolls, while he finds and finishes off Bison. Yun returns from the fight and finds Fei Long defeated at Bison's feet. Bison asks the Lee Brothers to join him and Shadaloo, but they refuse, and instead fight Bison. They come out victorious, finishing Bison off for good. Fei Long thanks them and in return, the Lee brothers get their wish to become movie stars and starred in their own movie - Street King 2: Three Dragons (which became a box-office smash hit).

Crossover appearances[]

Capcom Fighting Evolution[]

Yun appears as a playable character in Capcom Fighting Evolution.

Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001[]

Yun appeared playable in Capcom vs. SNK 2. Yang also appeared as a summonable character in some of Yun's special moves and super combos.


Street Fighter III: Ryu Final[]

In Rome, Ryu and Oro encounter Yun and Yang, who knocks a chef through a window of his restaurant after a dispute over their meal. As the chef clings onto Ryu and begs for help, the brothers realize that the person before them is Ryu, and requests a spar with him. Ryu accepts, fighting Yun first.

Yun fights valiantly, but despite his superior speed, his predictable moves and lack of experience makes quick work of him as Ryu powers through Yun's attacks. After defeating Yun, Yang proceeds to take his brother's place in combat, using strikes with unnatural paths to prevent Ryu's prediction of his attacks. However, the altered courses also reduce the strength of his attacks and Ryu plows through them and uses his superior power to gain dominance in the fight. Yun and Yang are convinced that they need more training, and Ryu states that they'll fight again when they're more experienced.

UDON comics[]

Yun and Yang appear in UDON's Street Fighter comics, beginning with Street Fighter II #1. Yun's backstory differs slightly, in that it appears that he and Yang were raised by Gen, and also work in his restaurant, Genhanten. He and Yang are also very close with Chun-Li, affectionately referring to her as "auntie" (much to her annoyance). When Gen is killed by Akuma, Yun and Yang are the ones who discover the body, and are later seen attending his funeral alongside Chun-Li and Fei Long.

Yun returns in Street Fighter Unlimited, where he and Yang enter Gill's new tournament. The brothers also befriend fellow young fighters Ibuki, Elena and Makoto.


Fighting style[]

Yun fights using Chinese martial arts based on Bājíquán.[1]


Yun's martial arts are said to be like that of the "fleet wind"; thus, he is a fast paced fighter, combining high mobility with an aggressive moveset, which is focused around doing as much damage as possible with quick combos, keeping on the offensive. Yun's specials are centered around quickly closing the gap between himself and his opponent, and staying evasive. Yun's high damage and mobility are somewhat balanced by his low stamina. He also needs more precision on pulling off target combos and can't hit shorter or crouching characters very easily, which his younger brother does more effectively.




Pop Culture[]

Yun/Pop Culture






Title Game Artist Track
Street Fighter
Crowded Street Street Fighter III: New Generation Yuki Iwai
Crowded Street (Action Movie Edit) Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact Hideki Okugawa
Crowded Street [Third Edit] Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Hideki Okugawa
Crowded Street ~Shopping District~ Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition Hideki Okugawa
Theme of Yun -SSFIV AE Arrange- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Hideyuki Fukasawa



  • In the SFIII Q&A from Gamest's SFIII Fanbook, Yun and Yang's dreams are to make the city bigger, make a lot of money, and enriching the people who live there.[10]
    • The brothers play an active role in city events and are asked to arbitrate for the city's troubles.[11]
    • In Gamest World, Kinu Nishimura confirms that Yun and Yang are street gangsters.[8]
  • Despite how most fans and media pronounce his name, the proper pronunciation would likely be "Yoon/Yuu-n".
  • Yun is the only character from Arcade Edition to appear in Street Fighter IV Volt for the iPhone.
  • Yun only eats Chinese food, according to his win quote against El Fuerte in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. This is essentially the same win quote Fei Long uses when facing El Fuerte.
  • Yun is the only character introduced in the Street Fighter III series to appear in the Street Fighter Alpha series, in this case, the GBA and PSP ports of Street Fighter Alpha 3.
    • Many of Yun's win quotes in Street Fighter Alpha 3 reference the fact that he is from "another time" (namely, the Street Fighter III series) including Blanka and M. Bison. He also mentions recognizing Ryu, although he looks younger (since the Alpha series is set before the III series).
    • Technically, the above encounter would be Yun's first with Ryu, so he should not have recognized Ryu at all.
  • Yun's ninth opponent in the Gameboy Advance version of Street Fighter Alpha 3 is Evil Ryu instead of Fei-Long. Yun is one of the few fighters with a unique win quote against him ("What happened to you?! Your evil intent will consume you!").

See also[]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Ultra Street Fighter IV Profile Archived from The original
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia
  4. 4.0 4.1 Round 4: Tomoshi Sadamoto Part 3 Archived from The original
  5. For the time being, I found that BALL BOY, who is in charge of twins, commented that "the manga" Kenji "was used as a reference when making the two." (とりあえず、双子担当のBALL BOYさんが、「ふたりを作るにあたって参考にしたのは『拳児』という漫画」とコメントしているのは見つけました。) from Twitter
  6. This would appear if the brothers confront one another. Yun and Yang made a Kenji-style ritual. I didn't do it after all. (同キャラ、 もしくは兄弟対決の時の登場。ユンと同じくヤンも拳児風の礼を作りました。結局ださなかったけど。) from Secret Files (No. 16, 1997)
  7. Shinseisha's "Street Fighter III Fan Book"
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Brothers Yun and Yang are, so to speak, street gangsters, scary brothers in the city, and Ryu is that socially maladapted person."(「ユン&ヤン兄弟は、いわばストリートギャング、街のこわいお兄さんたちんたちですし、リュウはあのとぉりの社会不適応者です。」 ) from Gamest World.
  9. Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Yun
  10. What are their dreams?
    "It's about making the city bigger, making a lot of money, and enriching the people who live there." (-彼らの夢はなんですか?「街を大きくし、デッカク儲けてそこに住む人たちが豊かになることです。」) from Shinseisha's "Street Fighter III Fan Book"
  11. What is their private life like?
    "They play an active part in city events, and are asked to arbitrate for the city's troubles."(-彼らの私生活は、どんな感じなのですか?「街のイベントで活躍したり、街のもめごとの仲裁を頼まれたりしています。」) from Shinseisha's "Street Fighter III Fan Book"
Street Fighter series Playable Characters
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SF Logo.png Ken · Ryu
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Champion Edition Balrog · M. Bison · Sagat · Vega
Super Cammy · Dee Jay · Fei Long · T. Hawk
Super Turbo Akuma
Ultra Violent Ken
SFAlogo.png Alpha Adon · Birdie · Charlie Nash · Dan · Guy · Rose · Sodom
Alpha 2 Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Shin Akuma
Alpha 3 Cody · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika
Alpha 3 Upper Eagle · Maki
Alpha 3 MAX Ingrid
Street fighter iii logo.png New Generation Alex · Dudley · Elena · Ibuki
Necro · Oro · Sean · Yang · Yun
2nd Impact Gill · Hugo · Urien
3rd Strike Makoto · Q · Remy · Twelve
Street fighter iv logo.png IV Abel · C. Viper · El Fuerte · Gouken · Rufus · Seth
Super Hakan · Juri
Arcade Edition Oni
Ultra Decapre · Poison
SFV-Logo-R-3.png V F.A.N.G · Laura · Necalli · Rashid
Season 2 Abigail · Ed · Kolin · Menat · Zeku
Season 3 Falke · G
Season 4 Kage · Lucia
Season 5 Akira · Eleven · Luke
Street Fighter The Movie Logo.png Arkane · Blade · F7 · Khyber · Sawada
Street-fighter-ii--the-animated-movie.png Cyborg
Sfexlogo.png EX Allen · Blair · C. Jack · Darun · D. Dark
Hokuto · Kairi · Pullum · Skullomania
EX Plus Bloody Hokuto · Cycloid-β · Cycloid-γ · Garuda
EX2 Hayate · Nanase · Shadowgeist · Sharon
EX2 Plus Area · V. Rosso
EX3 Ace · Bison II
Marvel vs. Capcom Logo.png MSHvSF Cyber-Akuma · Dark Sakura · Mech-Zangief · Shadow
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SFO.png Shin
Street Fighter III Characters
New Generation Alex · Dudley · Elena · Ibuki · Ken · Necro · Oro · Ryu · Sean · Yang · Yun
2nd Impact Akuma · Gill · Hugo · Shin Akuma · Urien
3rd Strike Chun-Li · Makoto · Q · Remy · Twelve
SNK vs. Capcom Characters
The Match of the Millennium Akuma · Chun-Li · Dan · Evil Ryu · Guile
Ken · M. Bison · Ryu · Sakura · Zangief
Millennium Fight 2000 Balrog · Blanka · Cammy · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Sagat · Vega
Mark of the Millennium 2001 Eagle · Kyosuke · Maki · Rolento · Shin Akuma · Yun
SVC Chaos Hugo · Violent Ken
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
Console Shin Akuma
Gold Cammy
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
MAX Ingrid
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
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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