If you look at the recent videos showing Evil ryu in action, you will notice that ryu does have a deep injury/scar in his chest (as seen in the 2 screens above). So how did you ryu got this scar, or why did Capcom gave him such a scar? Well it seems Capcom is honoring the work of famous mangaka Masahiko Nakahira who made the Street Fighter alpha mangas as well as the famous Ryu Final in which Ryu gets almost killed in his final battle against Akuma, where the latter puntured Ryu’s chest as seen in the pic below.
This is not the first time where Capcom borrows ideas from Nakahira san’s mangas. In fact Evil ryu was a creation of Mashiko Nakahira (in the street fighter alpha manga) as well as Karin (who was aharacter specificaaly created for the sakura ganbaru manga) and the background for many other characters.
The SF mangas written by masahiko Nakahira are one of the best SF media ever made and surely the best Japanese SF manga. Lucky for us, Udon translated all his books and are available to order if you guys don’t own them already: