When Goutetsu was training other young students on the art of Ansatsuken , a demonic-looking Akuma under the influence of the Satsui no Hado looks at him with rage. Gouken plays an integral role in the series' backstory, and was first depicted as a picture in Akuma's ending in in Street Fighter Alpha. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. He surveries the tital wave and climbs out of the river, revealing to Gouken his intention to one day fight against another person who uses the Dark Hado. Akuma became bent on completely mastering the style, and embraced the killing and dark aspect of the art to the point of succumbing to the Satsui no Hadou , or "killing intent" and wanted to embrace it to his fullest extent to become more powerful. Many villagers and fighters feared Akuma and thought of him as a demon that was cast down from the heavens to destroy everything. The instruction manual for the North American and European versions of Street Fighter II for the SNES identified Ryu and Ken's master under the name of Sheng Long , a name derived from a mistranslation of Ryu's victory phrase in the arcade version of the game "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance" , which was also basis of the hoax character of the same name.