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Strider Hiryu
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Original appearance:

Strider (1989)

Platform of Origin:

Arcade (CP System)

Type:

Solo (Namco X Capcom)
Pair (Project X Zone 2)

Partner:

Hotsuma

Cross appearances:

Namco x Capcom
Project X Zone 2

Voice Actor:

Kōsuke Toriumi

First Chapter Appearance:

Chapter 22 (NxC)
Prologue 3 (PXZ2)
Chapter 4 (PXZ2 Joins Party)

Strider Hiryu (ストライダー飛竜 Sutoraidā Hiryū?) is the main protagonist in the Strider series and is a playable character in Namco X Capcom and Project X Zone 2.

Crosspedia Entry[]

A top class agent and member of the futuristic Special Forces group "Striders". A true professional who lets nothing stand in his way, he shows no weakness and is cold enough to eliminate any obstacle that may stand between him and his mission.

Receiving orders to assassinate Grandmaster Meio, who planned to take over the Earth by killing everything alive on it and replacing them with creatures of his own design, Hiryu arrived alone at Meio's base, an artificial city called "The Third Moon", and carried out his mission.

His primary weapon is a light sword called the Cypher that uses plasma particles and can slice through anything it hits.

Also, the sickle he carries on his back, the "Climb Sickle", doubles as a climbing tool that he uses to scale walls.

Other Appearances[]

He has been a fighter in every entry of the Marvel vs. Capcom series with the exception of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 He also appeared in Capcom Card Fighter. He made a cameo in Street Fighter Alpha 2 in Ken's stage and in Mega Man Legends.

Gameplay[]

Hiryu uses his Cypher blade to cut down his enemies, and he also employs his robotic animal Options. He also uses some of his signature fighting moves, including Savage Slash, Vajra and his signature finishing move Ragnarok. He is partnered with Hotsuma from Shinobi.

Theme[]

His theme is a remix of the first stage of Strider, known as "Raid!".

Raid!

Raid!

Raid! (Strider)

Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)[]

Lv HP ATK DEF TEC DEX
99 43896 713 384 279 293

Ultimate Equipment[]

Gear: Awakened Akujiki (ATK +319, TEC +20, DEX +40, Absorbs HP)

Accessory: Akujiki Drive (ATK +70, DEF +221, TEC +30, DEX +10, SP +50)

Attack List[]

Name Strength Effect
Savage Slash A None
Formation B & Spin Slash A None
Ame-No-Murakumo & Tate B Down
Excalibur & Shuriken Blast B Block Crush
Vajra & Ninja Dog Yamato C Poison
Ragnarok S None
It Is The Heart That Kills S None
Legion C Poison

Skill List[]

Name SP Cost Target Effect Description
Option A 30 Ally Nullify Back and Side Attacks A bipedal robot helper that runs around Hiryu, guarding him from attack.
Option B 70 Ally Move +1 A saber-tooth tiger robot helper that Hiryu can ride to go longer distances.
Ninjutsu: Raijin 40 Self Nullifies Poison, Bind, Stun, and Down Hotsuma summons an electromagnetic field to block all status ailments.
Assassination 50 Self Back Attack +35% The Oboro clan has deftly handled many covert assassinations in its history.

Auto Skill List[]

Name CP Cost Activation Rate Effect Description
Special A-Class Strider 0 Start of Turn: 100% CRT Damage +10% Hiryu's elite training lets him deal critical damage to foes.
Option C 400 After Action: SP 50% or less Side Attack +15% Hiryu's hawk robot flies to the side of foes and rams them for damage.
Oboro Clan Leader 0 Start of Turn: 100% Extends CRT Window Hotsuma, leader of the Oboro clan, never lets a foes' weakness go unnoticed.
Stealth Dash 300 Start of Turn: XP 50 or more Mirage Cancel XP Cost down 25% Hotsuma moves at high speed, closing off potential openings.
Cruel Fate 500 Start of Turn: Fewer active allies than enemies Cross Break Damage +25% The Oboro clan will do anything, even kill friends, to complete their mission.
Climb Sickle 600 Start of Turn: 100% Nullifies Traps Hiryu's "Climb Sickle" weapon allows him to dodge all traps.
Akujiki, the Cursed Sword 700 Start of Turn: 8 or more enemies defeated Absorbs HP The Oboro clan's haunted blade absorbs the Yin within its foes.

Quotes[]

List of Quotes - Strider Hiryu & Hotsuma

List of Quotes - Strider Hiryu (Story/PXZ2)

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Hiryu, Kite, BlackRose, and Haseo are the only playable units to originate from outside a video game.
    • In Hiryu's case, he debuted in a manga and is the only one to do so.
  • Hiryu is the only Capcom character to be paired with a Sega character. In this case, it's Hotsuma.
  • Hiryu's scarf first appeared in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.
  • Hiryu, Captain Commando, Felicia, and Kazuya are the only playable characters who are in Namco X Capcom and Project X Zone 2 but are absent in Project X Zone.
    • Kazuya was only a boss in Namco X Capcom.
  • A popular shipping in Japan includes Hiryu and Valkyrie.
  • The pair of Hiryu and Hotsuma are often regarded as the best pair in Project X Zone 2 because of their noticeably higher damage output.
Namco x Capcom
Playable Characters
Armor King - Arthur - Baby Head - Bravoman - Bruce - Cammy - Captain - Chun-Li - Demitri - Felicia - Fong Ling - Gil - Ginzu - Guntz - Guy - Haggar - Heihachi - Hideo - Hiromi - Hsien-Ko - Jin - Judas - Kagekiyo - Karin - Ken - Ki - King - Klonoa - KOS-MOS - Kurino - Kyoko - Lilith - Mack - Mitsurugi - Momo - M.O.M.O. - Morrigan - Regina - Reiji - Roll - Rose - Rutee - Ryu - Sabine - Sakura - Servbots - Shion - Stahn - Strider Hiryu - Sylphie - Taizo - Taki - Tarosuke - Tobi - Tron - Unknown Soldier P1 - Unknown Soldier P2 - Valkyrie - Volnutt - Waya Hime - Xiaomu
Bosses
Astaroth - Nebiroth - Red Arremer Joker - M. Bison - Akuma - Evil Ryu - Juni - Juli - Solo - Strider Hien - Tong Pooh - Grandmaster Meio - Shtrom Jr. - Shtrom - Druk - Lord Raptor - Juno - Druaga - Yorimoto - Yoshitsune - Yoshinaka - Benkei - Amazona - Black Bravoman - Black Valkyrie - Zouna - Kamuz - Devil Kazuya - Ancient Ogre - Joka - Janga - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Saya - Kyuju Kyu
Non-Playable Characters
Allen - Ishtar - Andaba - Enma - Otohime - Gamagaeru - Monmotaro - Lolo - High Priestess - Dr. Bomb
Project X Zone 2
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa - Aty - Axel - Captain - Chris - Chrom - Chun-Li - Ciel - Dante - Demitri - Erica - Estelle - Felicia - Fiora - Flynn - Gemini
Goro Majima - Haseo - Heihachi - Hibana - Hotsuma - Ichiro Ogami - Ingrid - Jill - Jin - June - Kage Maru - Kazuma Kiryu - Kazuya - Ken - Kite
KOS-MOS - Leanne - Leon - Ling Xiaoyu - Lucina - Maya - Morrigan - Nana - Natsu - Pai - Phoenix - Reiji - Ryo - Ryu - Sakura - Segata
Strider Hiryu - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - Vergil - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Bosses
Juri - M. Bison - Nelo Angelo - Nemesis - B.B. Hood - Lord Raptor - Pyron - Sigma - Vile MK-II - Tong Pooh - B. Hayato - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue) - Dural - Aya-me - Ciseaux - Ranmaru - Dokurobo - Shadow - Coco ★ Tapioca - Robot Axel - Unknown - Zagi - Marduk - Vajra - Skeith - Azure Kite - Saya - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Sheath - Nine Nine - Byaku Shin - T-elos - Kamuz - Metal Face
Mid-bosses
Ustanak - Solo - Shtrom Jr. - Shtrom - Druk - Kurohagane α
Non-Playable Characters
Ada - Aura - Chizuru Urashima - Garigliano - Miyuki - Miles Edgeworth - Otohime - Sylphie - Tarosuke - Tiki
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