Who Would Win Wednesdays: Ryu Hayabusa vs. Yoshimitsu
Posted by Robert Ramsey
Welcome dear Push Square readers to another 'Who Would Win Wednesdays' – a weekly feature where we pit two PlayStation personalities against each other for your amusement. We'll give you a brief introduction to each combatant's abilities and character, and then leave you to decide on a winner in our poll. Last week's contest saw Batman beatdown Old Snake with a majority of the votes, but who will emerge from this next duel? Our fighters' fates are in your hands.
This almost super-human ninja may have taken a few knocks in his most recent release, but Ryu Hayabusa is still a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. Wielding the legendary Dragon Sword, the combatant has felled countless enemies, from demons to werewolves, and even dragons themselves. However, he's not just a fan of razor-sharp blades, as he also has a penchant for tonfas, claws, war hammers, flails, staves, shurikens, bows, and scythes, among other instruments of death. Of course, he wouldn't be a ninja without showing off some powerful ninpo techniques and high-level ninjutsu martial arts, which he loves utilising against buxom young women, as demonstrated in the Dead or Alive series. Overall, Hayabusa is a fighter who combines brutal strength, blistering agility, and countless weapons, which makes him a potent all-rounder.
Despite having more redesigns than a Kevin McCloud construction project, Yoshimitsu remains one of Tekken's most iconic fighters, and has been a staple of the franchise since its inception back on the PSone. Although much of this swordsman's background is still very much shrouded in mystery, we know for certain that his ability in combat isn't to be taken lightly. Sure, he may not make much use of his blade outside of the SoulCalibur series, but this often hilarious combatant has a ridiculous amount of weird and wonderful tricks up his sleeve. For starters, he loves spinning around at breakneck speeds, preferably slapping opponents in the face as he revolves. He also likes to teleport behind his adversaries, causing confusion as he pops up and starts using his sword as a pogo stick.
Who has the most skill with a blade? Would Ryu be bewildered by the mysterious Yoshimitsu, or would the Tekken veteran be chopped into bloody chunks? Vote for your winner in our poll, and tell us how you think the battle would unfold in the comments section below.
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