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Aran Ryan
Aran Ryan Wii.png
Statistics
Rated at 160 lbs. (73 kg)
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Nationality Irish
Age 23
From Dublin, Ireland
Stance Orthodox
First appearance Super Punch-Out!! (February 1994)
Boxing record
Rank #3 World Circuit1
#4 World Circuit1
Total fights 28
Wins 18
Wins by KO 16
Losses 10

Aran Ryan (アラン・ライアン Aran Raian) is a fictional Irish boxer who appears in the 1994 video game Super Punch-Out!! and the 2009 video game Punch-Out!!. In both games, he holds the lowest-ranked title in the World Circuit. Out of 28 total bouts, Ryan has won 18 matches (16 by knockout according to the 2009 installment) and lost 10 times.

Appearances[]

Before 1994 Debut[]

Aran Ryan shares similarities with Pizza Pasta, a character who appeared only in Punch-Out!! (arcade), similarities include Aran Ryan and Pizza Pasta both having the same special attack, both having the same pallettes, both wearing green, and both looking very similar. While it is currently unknown if Pizza Pasta was originally intended to be in Super Punch Out before being scrapped and retooled as a new character, what is true of the connection are the similarities listed above.

Super Punch-Out!! (1994)[]

Aran Ryan
Aran Ryan.png
Statistics
Rated at 160 lbs (73 kg)
Nationality Irish
Age 23
From Dublin, Ireland
Boxing record
Rank #3 World Circuit
Total fights 28
Wins 18
Losses 10
Sprite aran ryan.gif

In the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!!, he is the spiritual successor to Pizza Pasta and borrows a tactic from him, which is hugging his opponent; however, this hugging move allows Aran Ryan to regain strength, unlike Pizza Pasta's. Sometimes when he gets punched in the face, he'll hop around the ring (out of range of the Player's Attacks), growl, spring back into range, and perform a special attack, which is nicknamed, appropriately, the "Irish Jig". It's a fast combo dance that is similar to Piston Hurricane's 'Hurricane Rush', but is more difficult to handle, as he throws his punches faster, and performs the attack twice, attacking with an uppercut to mark each finished phase. He then finishes the attack with another Uppercut, before returning to his normal fighting stance.

Dizzy KD

  • When he does his uppercut after the Irish Jig, Rapid punch him when he gets dizzy.

Instant Knockdown

  • Punch him before he gets to the center before his "Irish Jig".

In addition, he is weak to KO punches. After taking a KO Punch, he will turn around, raise his arms once, and then after a short pause, he raises his arms again, and then, on his Corner Man's word, he will try to grab Mac. This attack, nicknamed the "Shamrock Squeeze", involves Ryan grabbing Mac, putting a Vice-Like grip on him, shaking him about, and then throwing him back to hit him with an uppercut. This attack restores Aran Ryan's health, and can't be avoided if you don't hit him between the two times he raises his arms. However, If you time a Body Blow (Or Hook) correctly, he'll drop his guard, cancelling the attack, and leaving him open for another KO Punch. Skilled players can use this to string together a sequence of KO Punches, potentially knocking him down without any risk of repercussion. His palette swap is Piston Hurricane.

He is introduced in a similar way to Piston Hurricane except Ryan does four punches before coming to your boxer to start. He tends to have aggressive expressions on his face during the match, but when he is at a corner, he looks calmer.



Punch-Out!! (2009)[]

Aran Ryan
Aran Ryan.jpg
Statistics
Rated at 160 lbs (73 kg)
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Nationality Irish
Age 23
From Dublin, Ireland
Boxing record
Rank #4 World Circuit
Total fights 28
Wins 18
Wins by KO 16
Losses 10

Ryan reappears in Punch-Out!! (Wii) holding the #4 position in the World Circuit. Sporting a taller, more slender build this time around, Ryan's looks were updated to give him a vaguely punk, almost psychotic look with a personality to match. In this installment of Punch-Out!!, Aran Ryan is portrayed as being unpopular with the boxing audience (the audience boos at Ryan and his actions), in a similar manner to Super Macho Man, though unlike Super Macho Man he doesn't seem to mind this at all.

He has a shamrock on his shorts’ waist and speaks with a heavy Irish accent, voiced by Stephen Webster. His bio shows that he is a cruel individual, messing with fellow boxers during their training sessions; for example, he is seen tickling a fellow boxer while he's lifting weights. He is also seen stuffing horseshoes into his gloves, and he vandalizes a poster with Little Mac on it. Ryan also appears to like getting hit and urges Mac to punch him in the middle of the fight. During intermission he comments "Keep hittin' me, I love it!". Whether this is only to intimidate foes or an implication that Ryan is masochistic is unknown; Aran Ryan seems to be as win-berserk as Bald Bull, not caring if he cheats or gets beaten up a lot because he thinks he will always prevail. Additionally, Ryan is fond of taunting his opponents while they're down. If the player loses to him, he will shake the ropes while screaming, then grab the camera, growl and smash the camera's lens with his head.

In order to stun him, let alone hurt him, you have to counter punch his overhead punch and left hook, as he is quick to recover when Mac dodges one of his punches. If Mac dodges an attack and counters, he'll return the favor with a counter-uppercut, which can be dodged then hit for a star, though you have to be quick to be successful. His fighting style was also completely replaced; he is very quick and can be difficult to hit as he spends most of the match outside of Little Mac's reach, meaning that you'll have to stun him before using a star punch. He tends to bounce off the ropes to add some speed to his moves, and he'll also use headbutting, despite being an illegal move in boxing. This may be a reasonable imitation of Collar and Elbow Wrestling, a traditional form of Irish wrestling. When he first gets up from being knocked down, he'll start using a headbutt where he launches himself from the rope and attempts to hit unsuspecting players for massive damage. There are three remedies for this, however: block and counter it for a star, intercept for a nine-punch stun or block then use a 3-star punch to instantly KO him. However, if you're going to block him, you'll have to time it very precisely; otherwise, he'll break through the block and deal damage to you.

Contender[]

Stars:

  • Counter his right uppercut.
  • Dodge his counter-uppercut in the opposite way you hit him and hook/jab him, the second hit has to be very fast.
  • Hit him during his taunt as he speaks/flashes yellow. Punching too early will not earn you a star.
  • Block his headbutt and hit him (Doesn't work if you block too early).

Attacks:

  • Overhand: Aran Ryan comes from the center before winding his right fist up followed with an overhead punch. Intercept it for a stun.
  • Hook: Ryan comes from the player's right with a hook. Intercept it for a stun.
  • Uppercut: Ryan comes from the player's left with an uppercut. Counter it for a star.
  • Counter-Uppercuts: Comes from 2 directions. Dodge semi-early and hook for a star. Only performed if you evade an attack and hit Ryan.
  • Taunt: Stops to wipe his nose before approaching Mac, taunting him to come at him. Jab him when he starts talking (when he flashes yellow) for a star.
  • Headbutt: Ryan's Contender signature move. He'll jump back to the ropes in the back of the ring, then launch at the player with a headbutt. Block just before impact and jab Ryan for a star, or counter it for a nine-punch stun. It can also be dodged.

Instant Knockdowns:

  • Counter his headbutt with a star punch.
  • Use a three-star punch on his taunt.

Instant Knockouts:

  • Block his headbutt, then use a three-star punch while Ryan recovers.
  • Land 7 star punches.

Stun Limits:

  • Any attack: 7
  • Countering his headbutt (as fast possible): 9

Title Defense Mode[]

Aran Ryan
Aron-ryan-title.png
Statistics
Rated at 160 lbs (73 kg)
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Nationality Irish
Age 23
From Dublin, Ireland
Boxing record
Rank Challenger (#5 World Circuit)
Total fights 29
Wins 18
Wins by KO 16
Losses 11

Aran Ryan returns to challenge Mac and win the Champion's belt, changing his attire to green gloves and dark blue trunks. His new bio shows that he wanted to defeat Mac so badly, he created a weapon to use in the ring: one of his old purple boxing gloves, presumably stuffed with something and tied to a rope which he swings like a flail during the match. He got the idea in his Title Defense bio after having to replace his old boxing gloves, seeing how they had become so worn his fingers were sticking out through the front of them, and seeing a length of rope in the trash can he was going to throw his gloves away in. During the intermission, the audience throws objects in anger at him after taunting Mac, namely soda bottles, bunches of bananas and pizza at him, while Ryan angrily taunts the audience. The audience will boo Ryan if he hits Mac with a headbutt, elbow smash, or if he attempts to hit Mac with his flail. If you lose to the TD version of him, he will dance and scream, "You're...OUT!".

During the match, Ryan is noticeably faster, with a brand new strategy featuring new attacks. He also gains the ability to attack as he drops to the mat if his health is depleted, and is the only character to do so. Despite this, he is slightly easier to predict, as every time Mac counters one of his attacks, he will always attempt a headbutt or an elbow smash. His new headbutt can be blocked in the same fashion as his old one, then countered for a star, but the timing is even stricter. His elbow attacks can be countered for a star as well.

Ryan's new flail weapon is fairly easy to predict and avoid: he will swing the weapon out of Little Mac's range in a particular pattern, before stepping forward and repeating the pattern to hit Mac. There are only three patterns, which he will execute at fixed points in the match. When his health drops below one quarter before he has been knocked down, he will swing once overhead and once down. When he has been knocked down once, he will swing twice overhead and once down. Once he has been knocked down twice, he will swing twice overhead and twice down for the remainder of the match. If all swings are dodged, Ryan will scream in frustration, leaving him wide open for a counterattack and an opportunity to obtain a star. If the player loses, Aran Ryan will celebrate by performing a traditional Irish dance.

Stars:

  • Evade all swings from the Rope Attack and land seven punches.
  • Counter his right uppercut.
  • Block his headbutt and jab him.
  • Counter either elbow smash.
  • Counter his counter-uppercut.
  • Block his counter-headbutt and jab him

Attacks:

  • Overhead: Aran Ryan comes from the center with an overhead punch. Intercept it for a stun.
  • Hook: Ryan comes from the player's right with a hook. Intercept it for a stun.
  • Uppercut: Ryan comes from the player's left with an uppercut. Counter it for a star.
  • Counter-Uppercuts: Come from 2 directions. Dodge semi-early and time a punch well for a star. Performed after Ryan is freed from a stun, or if you dodge an attack (besides the normal uppercut) and punch him.
  • Headbutt: Ryan jumps back to the ropes in the back of the ring, then launches at the player with a headbutt. Block just before impact and hit Ryan for a star, or counter it for a seven-punch stun. It can also be dodged.
  • Counter-Headbutt: A headbutt that cannot be countered. Block just before impact and hit Ryan for a star. Dodge and hit him for a stun. Only used after you counter his attack.
  • Elbow Smash: A quick elbow smash that can be countered for a star. Dodge and hit him for a stun. Only used after you counter his attack.
  • Delayed Elbow Smash: An elbow smash that can be countered for a star. Dodge and hit him for a stun. Only used after you counter his attack.
  • Rope Attack: Aran Ryan steps back pulls out his secret weapon: a boxing glove on a rope, acting as a flail. He swings it around two to four times to show you which the order of his swings. He can swing the flail two different ways: horizontally, which you have to duck, and vertically, which you have to dodge. There are three variations of the attack, depending on how many times he's been knocked down. Before his first knockdown, he will do one horizontal swing and one vertical swing. Before his second knockdown, he will do two horizontal swings and one vertical swing. After his second knockdown, he will do two horizontal swings and two vertical swings. If all of the swings are successfully avoided, Ryan will scream in frustration, leaving him vulnerable for a stun attack, giving a star upon landing the seventh hit after the stun.
  • Desperate Attack: When knocked down, Ryan will use the flail to smack you while heading to the mat. Duck if you finished him with a jab and dodge if with a hook. If this hits you, it will always set your stamina to 1, but will not knock you down.

Instant Knockout:

  • Knock him down with a jab. Then, use a precisely-timed Star Punch when he is about to fall down when the weapon is fully extended behind his back.

Instant Knockdowns:

  • Counter the Left Elbow-counter with a Star Punch before Ryan lunges forward.
  • Counter the Right Elbow-counter with a Star Punch after knocking him back.

Stun Limits

  • Any Attack: 7

Glitch: When you precisely use an uppercut on his counter-headbutt, he will not flinch (and if you do it more precisely, neither will you), but both of you will take damage. However, this glitch will not work if your hit would knock him down (so it is impossible that both of you are knocked down this way).

Exhibition Challenges[]

Contender:

  1. Land 7 Star Punches during the fight!
  2. TKO or KO Aran Ryan without getting hit!
  3. Find 4 different ways to earn Stars.

(It's possible to do all Contender challenges at once. At the start of the fight, immediately find all 4 star opportunities then land your 3 star punch. Land 7 more stars to immediately KO him without getting hit.)

Title Defense:

  1. Win the fight by TKO...
  2. Earn a star from EVERY Rope Attack and still win the fight!
  3. Defeat Aran Ryan in the 7th minute of the fight!

Rule Infractions[]

Fitting in with his depiction as a dirty cheater, Aran Ryan has the most amount of rule infractions out of all of the characters, with only Mad Clown (17 infractions) and Donkey Kong (19 infractions) coming close to the number of infractions he has.

As per the unified rules of boxing established by the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combat Sports:

  • Aran Ryan is implied to bring his boxing gloves in from home. In boxing, the combatants gloves are provided by the venue so that the fighters cannot enhance them illegally. And while he bandages them correctly, he still does it from home without a referee supervising. This gives him 4 infractions, one for each glove and hand, respectively.
  • He uses headbutts and elbow bashes in the ring, which is heavily illegal as they are not moves performed with the clenched fist.
  • In order to do the former attack, he jumps off the ropes. This is forbidden, as they are only in place to prevent boxers from falling out of the ring.
  • He places horseshoes in his gloves, which could potentially kill the opponent. That is notably not just a breach of boxing rules, but also the law.
  • Him opening himself to attack and literally telling Mac to hit him may be seen as attempting to throw the fight, and the referee would not allow that even if his true intentions are to intimidate Mac or hype himself up.
  • He attempts to attack Mac before the next round starts. Fighters are only allowed to begin once the referee declares that the round has commenced.
  • As the referee attempts to stop him attacking prematurely, he tosses him to the side. Attacking the referee in boxing would result in the offender being banned for life.
  • He appears to steal a pair of Mac's old gloves, and uses an old, broken glove as an improvised flail. Making a weapon for boxing is a separate infraction to actually using it.
  • Additionally, the glove he uses is implied to be the same one he tried replacing due to its poor condition. Boxing gloves must all be in a good enough condition for use, or they will be replaced by the venue.
  • Upon losing all his health in Title Defense, he'll try and throw one last attack at Mac, despite having been knocked against the ropes. Once a combatant is knocked down, they cannot throw any more blows until they get up and the ref resumes the fight.
  • During corner breaks, he threatens the audience with violence after they throw food and garbage into the ring.
  • When Little Mac gets knocked down, Aran Ryan goes to the side to taunt him. While it's against the rules to step away from your corner when your opponent is knocked out, the camera angle makes it unclear whether he stepped far enough away to get an infraction.
  • When he wins against Little Mac in the contender mode, he will headbutt the camera, smashing the lens. Assuming this is not simply breaking the fourth wall and Aran Ryan is being filmed by a cameraman, this is destruction of WVBA property and would garner him at least a hefty fine to pay for a new one.
  • Aran is shown to endanger another boxer while they are training, putting this person at risk by tickling them while they are lifting a large barbell.

Overall, Aran Ryan comes out of the game with an astounding 22 infractions. This is three more than Donkey Kong's 19 infractions. However in Super Punch-Out!! SNES he has only one, likely accidental infraction: taking a knee occasionally after being hit, which would count as being knocked down. This raises the question on what happened to him in the transition to the Wii game.

Gallery[]

Quotes[]

Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)

  • "Your wimpy little punches won't even faze me." (first match)
  • "All I have to do is stop your KO Punches and this match will easily be mine." (rematch)
  • "Oooh! You're the first with such heavy punches." (endgame)
  • "Augh!" (after being hit by Mac)
  • "Ooh!" (after being hit by the KO punch)
  • "HUAGGH!!!!" (after being knocked down)
  • "Grab him!" (Ryan's corner man, telling him to do the "Shamrock Squeeze")
  • "Grr!" (before his Irish Jig move)
  • "GRR! GRR!" (Before his Shamrock Squeeze)

Punch-Out!! (Wii)

  • "Ye' don't look Irish!" (When selecting him as the opponent in Contender Mode)
  • "RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! Let's go! Let's go!" (before the match, also plays in a deeper version if you select him in Title Defense mode)
  • "Come on, boy!" (Taunt)
  • "Come on boy, come on!" (Taunt)
  • "Is that it?" (Taunt)
  • "Fightin's like BREATHIN', Mac!" (during intermission)
  • "Keep hittin' me! I love it!" (during intermission)
  • "If ye lie down with dogs, ye'll rise up with fleas!" (after knocking down Little Mac)
  • "You prob'ly got cheeseburgers in those gloves, have ya, Mac?!" (after knocking down Little Mac)
  • "You pretty like me sister!" (after knocking down Little Mac)
  • "RAAAAAAAAHHAAHAAAAAAAA!!! GRRRRRAAAHH!!!" (after winning the match in Contender)
  • "Whaddaya ya lookin' at, Little Mac?! Huh!?" (during Title Defense intermission)
  • "Me sister hits harder than you, boy!" (during Title Defense intermission)
  • "Come on, come on... Grrrr, what are you (the ref) looking at!?" (Title Defense 2nd and 3rd round)
  • "Here's one of me favorites, Mac." (before executing his glove on a rope technique with the first combination)
  • "You gonna love this, Mac!" (before executing his glove on a rope technique with the last combination)
  • "Try this one on for size!" (before executing his glove on a rope technique with the second combination)
  • "NOOOOOOOO! I DON'T BELIEVE IT! NO! NO! NO! NO!" (Rope Attack misses)
  • "Huh!? Whozzat!? Let's go! I'll take a piece of you now! Hey! You think you're a man, do ya!? Oh, you think I'm funny, huh!? C'mon! Uh! Ah! Uh!" (Title Defense Intermission, during the crowd's jeering)
  • "YERRRRROUT!" (after winning the match in Title Defense)
  • "Rainbows!" (Getting hit by Little Mac's three Star punch and not going down)

Doc Louis' Tips

  • "Mmmm... mmm! Don't you just love to hate this guy?"
  • "Be first, Mac. I want you to be first. Beat Aran Ryan to the punch!"
  • "Mac, it's time to send this joker packing! Hit him so hard he'll see rainbows!"
    • This line is a reference to him saying "Rainbows" when getting hit by Little Mac's three Star punch and not going down
  • "Aran Ryan's luck is about to run out! Knock him out with your Star Punch, baby!"
  • "Can you believe this?! This sucka need to use a weapon to take ya down! Duck and weave his attacks and then lay a poundin'!"
  • "That's the way, Mac baby. Aran Ryan couldn't hit the broad side of a barn!"
  • "Listen up, Mac baby. I've seen this before. Aran Ryan is all bark and no bite. No bite, baby!"
  • "Let's go, son! Aran Ryan's fast, but you gotta be faster! Let's beat this chump to the punch! Beat him to the punch, Mac! You got it!"
  • "Hey kid, looks like luck is on your side. But you don't need it! Show this sucka your lucky punch!"

Trivia[]

  • In Punch-Out!! (Wii), Aran Ryan's design and the circumstances surrounding his fights contain many references to the number 7. 7 is considered lucky in many Western cultures, and Ireland is heavily associated with luck, hence the phrase: "Luck of the Irish"
    • "Ireland" has 7 letters.
    • The number of repeated letters in his full name is 7 (all the A's, N's, and R's).
    • In the contender intro cutscene on the fourth panel, Aran is shown having 7 teeth on the upper jaw and 7 teeth on lower jaw
    • During his Contender fight:
      • Little Mac only has 7 hearts, which is also the least amount of hearts you can have in the game (excluding Glass Joe in the tutorial video).
      • After stunning him, Ryan can take a maximum of 7 hits before he breaks out of the stun (with the exception of countering his headbutt in Contender).
      • He always gets up at the count of 7.
      • He gives 7 opportunities for stars per round.
      • Altogether, there are 7 Knockout and Knockdown windows.
      • Counting his 2 counter-uppercuts separately and his taunt, Ryan has 7 moves.
      • Landing 7 star punches immediately KOs Ryan.
      • Ryan's unique KO and TKO animation is 7 seconds long.
    • During his Title Defense fight:
      • Counting his 2 counter-uppercuts separately, his 3 rope attacks separately, and his desperate attacks, Ryan has 7 new moves.
      • The minimum amount of punches to knock out Ryan with is 14, which is 7 times 2.
      • There are 7 opportunities to gain a star from Ryan.
    • Two challenges have to do with the number seven:
      • "Land 7 Star Punches during the fight!"
      • "Defeat Aran Ryan in the 7th minute of the fight!"
    • His stats:
      • Ryan's initial record is for 28 total fights, which is 7 times 4.
      • His Technical Knockout count is 16 KO. 1 plus 6 equals 7.
      • After beating Ryan in Contender without Little Mac losing, his record becomes 18-11. 18 minus 11 is 7.
      • The sum of the digits of Ryan's height in both Imperial units (6'01") and Metric units (185cm) is a multiple of 7.
      • Likewise, the sum of the digits of Ryan's weight in pounds (160 lbs) is 7.
    • He is the 7th opponent to have an Instant KO.
  • Aran Ryan, Bald Bull, and Super Macho Man are the only fighters who attack the Referee. Coincidentally, all of these fighters are in the World Circuit.
    • However, doing this would usually get them all banned for life.
  • When he wins, the audience seems to be cheering for him. This contrasts with the usual negative reception he is met with.
  • In Title Defense mode, it is impossible for Little Mac to be knocked down by Aran Ryan's Desperate Attack, as it deals damage based on a percentage of Mac's current health and not a fixed amount. This also applies to Champion's Mode, meaning it is the only move in that mode that won't instantly knock Mac down. This may be because the game is not programmed to handle both the player and the opponent being knocked down at the same time.
  • Despite coming from Ireland, Aran Ryan does not speak Irish. This is because Dublin isn't part of a region of the country that predominantly speaks Irish.
  • If a Star Punch is executed the moment he presents the gloves for the Rope Attack, the camera angle will glitch, causing it to be stuck in the same camera angle as when the Rope Attack began. The camera angle is restored when either Aran Ryan or Little Mac are knocked down.
  • In the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, this is the only fight when Little Mac has to step back while his opponent is knocked down. The reason for this is his desperate attacks, where he falls down on the mat the closest to Mac of all the other opponents.
  • In the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, If you lose in Contender, Aran Ryan breaks the screen by slamming his head. In Title Defense, in the mid-round cutscene, the ref saves the screen (getting thrown across the side in the process) when Aran Ryan tries to break the screen by punching it. This features him as one of the few characters in the game to break the 4th wall (in Aran's case, it's quite literal).
  • He frequently mentions having a sister in the Wii version. It is unknown if it is true.
  • Aran Ryan's taunt "You probably got cheeseburgers in those gloves, 'av ya Mac?" is likely a reference to the famous Big Mac cheeseburger from the McDonald's chain of fast-food restaurants.
  • In Super Punch-Out!!, if Aran Ryan is knocked out as he starts his Irish Jig while Little Mac's health is low, both Little Mac and Aran Ryan will be knocked down simultaneously. This will cause the game to become stuck, requiring the game to be reset.
  • It is likely that Aran Ryan's first name comes from Aran Islands, a group of islands off the coast of Ireland.
    • Also, arán is Irish Gaelic for "bread".
  • Aran Ryan is one of the few boxers in the Wii version that doesn't block punches. The others are Great Tiger (in his Contender match) and Donkey Kong.
  • It is possible, though extremely difficult, to dodge Aran Ryan's entire "Irish Jig" combo in Super Punch-Out!!. The reason for this difficulty is not only the move's high speed, but also the fact that you would have to dodge 24 punches per phase - as opposed to just blocking 6 consecutive punches - in addition to the uppercuts.
  • If you win by normal TKO in Punch-Out!! (Wii) (without triggering the special animation), Aran Ryan lies so far forward on the mat while knocked down that the Referee would presumably step on his head when stepping to the center of the ring. The camera angle changes just before this, however, hiding Ryan off-screen.
    • The camera angle when the Referee steps in to announce the TKO is also slightly to the side and closer to the Ref's face than normal; this is presumably to keep Aran Ryan out of the shot to mask the oversight.
  • In the SNES version of Super Punch Out!, Aran Ryan, along with Heike Kagero and Mad Clown, is one of the three boxers in the World Circuit that use illegal attacks against Mac. Super Macho Man contrasts them by using moves that are only legal.
  • In this same version, Aran and Nick Bruiser are the only characters who never smile. This contrasts with the Wii version, where Aran Ryan constantly has a rather scary smile.
  • He is one of the only boxers in Title Defense with a faster World Record than their Contender fight. The others are Piston Hondo and Disco Kid.
    • Another thing he has in common with Disco Kid is them being the only characters in Punch-Out!! Wii to not be referenced in Super Smash Bros in some way.
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Arm Wrestling Challenger · Texas Mac · Kabuki · Mask X · Alice & Ape III · Frank Jr.
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Super Punch-Out!! (1994) Little Mac · Gabby Jay · Bear Hugger · Piston Hurricane · Bald Bull · Bob Charlie · Dragon Chan · Masked Muscle · Mr. Sandman · Aran Ryan · Heike Kagero · Mad Clown · Super Macho Man · Narcis Prince · Hoy Quarlow · Rick Bruiser · Nick Bruiser
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