Violent Ken is an unlockable sub-boss and player character in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (2003). He was also featured as an enemy in Project X Zone 2 before he became a playable character again and finally a part of the Street Fighter series through Ultra Street Fighter II in 2017. 

Violent Ken is an alternate version of Ken Masters under the evil influences of Shadaloo and considerably more vicious. He is a mirror image of his rival Ryu’s darker self known as Evil Ryu.

Violent Ken is based entirely off the Street Fighter II Animated Movie; where in order to lure Ryu out of hiding the evil M. Bison captures Ken Masters and exposes him to his psycho powers. After Ken undergoes these torturous methods, he is brought to Ryu’s location and engages Ryu in a deadly one-on-one fight.


Violent Ken from the SNK & Street Fighter Games: an Overview

Charactername: Violent Ken    Developed /Created by Capcom 
Gameseries: SNK & Street Fighter   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game:  SNK vs. Capcom   Year first seen:  2003
Last Game: Ultra Street Fighter II (2017)   Birthplace: USA
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Violent Ken from SNK & Street Fighter Games



SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (2003)



Violent Ken in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

2017 – 30th Anniversary of Street Fighter – Street Fighter II Tribute

2012 – 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter

Vilent Ken is a part of our big Street Fighter Tribute and was drawn twice already when we started it in 2012 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SF. He was drawn again in 2017 when we organized the 2nd round of the project and included him due to Ultra Street Fighter II.



Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Violent Ken


Violent Ken Sprite Edit

by EnlightendShadow


Violent Ken fan art based on his official artworks for SVC:


SVC Violent Ken

by M. Ansar Ali 

Violent Ken from SVC

by Robert Mellis



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Violent Ken

17.08.2018 – Creation of Violent Ken’s Gallery and DB Entry