Best I can tell, of Final Fantasy characters with ryu numbers, there are none above 3. I thought I could get 4 with Tactics Advance but Luso appears in the FFT remake. Thankfully(?) the FF series is so incestuous that questions like "are Ifrits all the same" are moot.
Your FFXIV PC -> (Final Fantasy XIV) -> Rathalos -> (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) -> Ryu
oh shit, you’re right
Now the most wild thing, Ive got no idea what the ryu number for Agumon would be Theres gotta be a connection, but lord knows I got no clue what it would be
Not as far as you think. Agumon (Digimon World Re:Digitalize) > Emilie "Lili" de Rochefort (Tekken) > Ryu (SF x T).
This means that FFXIV is connected to Fortnite
You could skip Yshtola since there's a wind-up Cloud minion in XIV.
since it's basically a trophy (and not cloud himself) i don't think it would count
You can do this without smash, rathalos is in ffxiv and monster hunter, the hunter is in monhun and mvci, ryu is in mvci
Rathalos is a species, not an individual character, so I don't think it counts, everyone.
It's also unclear whether the Monster Hunter content in XIV is permanent or just a really long limited time like the GARO collab