Gen from Street Fighter

Gen is one of the original Street Fighter characters, but only Ryu and Ken were actually playable characters back in 1987. He made his return in 1996 as one of the new guys in Street Fighter Alpha 2. Gen also returned in the console version of Street Fighter IV (2008) and all its updates.

Gen has one of the deeper background stories of the Street Fighter characters with him being a former assassin ..having to deal with his own weaknesses as old man, being a Kung Fu expert of many styles and still searching for strong opponents who can match his skills like Akuma.

Till today (2014) he is the only SF character who can switch his fighting styles during a battle, he is also one of the few SF characters who got new visual designs with every SF game /series they returned to.

All in all i would say he is one of the most interesting designs from the Street Fighter series so far and a big difference to the many funny and comic-like world warriors.

Gen from the Street Fighter Games: an Overview

Charactername: Gen   Developed /Created by Capcom
Gameseries:  Street Fighter   First seen on: Arcades
First Game:  Street Fighter   Year first seen in: 1987
Last Game:  Ultra Street Fighter IV (2014)   Birthplace: China
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
Additional Tags:  Assassin   Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:

 Yun (Student)

Yang (Student)

Akuma (Rival)

  See also:  


Official Artworks and Illustrations of Gen from the Street Fighter games

 Super Street Fighter IV (2010)

Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1998)


Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996)

Street Fighter (1987)




Gen in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects




Street Fighter (1987)

After our SF Anniversary in 2012 we started another big Street Fighter Art Collaboration in 2017 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Street Fighter Series



gen-street-fighter-tribute-   Gen SF Anniversary

Back in April 2012 we had a big Art Collaboration going on about the 25th Anniversary of the Street Fighter series. The goal was to get at least 2 artworks by two different artists for all 88 game characters together, we got these two excellent submissions for Gen!


Selected and featured Fan Art of Gen:


Gen from SFIV

By Orientalowl

Gen Street Fighter by Andreas Holzendorf

Gen in his classic Street Fighter I Design

by Andreas Holzendorf


Gen SFIV Fan Art

Gen in SFIV

by HellraiserFreak


Gen Street Fighter Sprite Art gen-sfi-sprite-art-by-felollop

Gen Street Fighter


Gen Street Fighter Alpha 2


Gen Street Fighter IV

Gen Sprite / Pixel Art by FeloLlop



Updates and additions in Gen’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview:

22.02.2017 – Gen Street Fighter I illustrations from our 30th Anniversary of Street Fighter added, Gen official Street Fighter I game art added as well

04.12.2016 – Sprite Art of Gen by FeloLlop added