The characters of ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' are listed here.

Characters are listed by game of introduction.
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!Characters introduced in ''Fatal Fury: King of Fighters''

!!Terry Bogard - ''USA''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Kazukiyo Nishikiori (for the animated features), TsutomuKashiwakura (young Terry, first anime special).

The main protagonist of the series who happens to be an expert street fighter. A young man who grew up in Southtown, he and his young brother Andy were adopted by Jeff Bogard, a rival martial arts student of Geese Howard. Out of spite and jealously, Geese had killed Jeff in front of him, and both Terry and Andy seek revenge against him. After countless battles and many struggles, Terry defeats Geese from within their last fight at the top of Geese's personal tower building ([[spoiler:and tries to save Geese from falling off in the end, only to see that Geese had refused his help and allowed himself to fall to his own death]] and in due time, Terry adopts Geese's young son, Rock to raise and ensure that he doesn't go down the same path as Geese himself.

* AnimalMotifs - The wolf. His nickname is even "The Legendary Hungry Wolf", a play on the series' Japanese title (''Garou Densetsu'').
* {{Badass}} - Perhaps the most cheerful expert street fighter you'll ever meet.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CallingYourAttacks - Notable in that he nearly averted this in ''Garou''. Instead of belting out [[GratuitousEnglish "POWAH WAIF!", "BURNAKKU!", and "POWAH GEESAH!"]], he said stuff like "ROCK YOU!", "BURNING!", and "GO BANG!" Buster Wolf is the only exception.
* CartwrightCurse - In the anime. Oh so very much. Fortunately, not in the games since his [[strike:girlfriend]] [[LoveInterests love interest]] there is an ActionGirl. To be fair, the second anime special did subvert this as Terry kept things to a nice platonic level with Tony's mother Elsa. If only he remembered to do that in TheMovie...
* CatchPhrase - "OK!"
* CombatPragmatist - While he gained some training from Tung Fu Rue, the bulk of his technique was self-taught from years of wandering the streets, getting into fights, and simply figuring out what worked and what didn't.
* CycleOfRevenge - An ironically tragic one: Geese's death orphaned Rock in the same way that Jeff's death orphaned Terry and Andy. The sliver of hope here is that while Rock is initially angered (and reasonably so) over his sudden status as an orphan, Terry adopts the boy and they strive to move past the bloody Bogard/Howard past together.
** It also helped that Geese [[ParentalNeglect wasn't exactly a good father to Rock.]]
* DoItYourselfThemeTune - Kazukiyo Nishikiori sings "Yoake no Legend" ("Legend of Dawn"), the ending theme of TheMovie.
* DisappearedDad - Jeff.
* {{Eagleland}}
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange - In ''Mark of the Wolves'', he changes his clothes ''and'' cut his long hair.
* FingerlessGloves
* GratuitousEnglish - One of the poster children. "'''''OKAY!'''''"
** He's the ''[[Pantheon/{{Theater}} God]]'' of it.
* HeartbrokenBadass - The anime version of him. See CartwrightCurse above.
** [[HerHeartWillGoOn His Heart Will Go On]] - ''Twice'', in fact. [[IronWoobie Poor guy]]. Just be thankful that Blue Mary wasn't introduced, or she too may have been subjugated to this.
* HeroicBSOD - Suffers from one due to [[spoiler:the [[HeroicSacrifice death]] of Sulia in TheMovie.]] He recovers quickly, just in time to [[spoiler:''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu curbstomp]]'' '''''[[PhysicalGod Mars, the God of War]]''''']].
* TheHero
* IDontKnowMortalKombat - [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TerryPlaysAOFs.jpg There's one official art]] that portrays him having a hard time [[ShoutOut playing]] ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' at an arcade (though, strange enough, [[PacManFever he complains at the demonstration screen]]). TheMovie has a very similar scene where he plays a fighting game in [[ShoutOut Neo-Geo Land]], and loses, something that a little kid [[LampshadeHanging points out]].
** For bonus points, ''AOF''[='s=] John Crawley is playing ''Fatal Fury 2'' next to Terry in said artwork.
* IKnowMaddenKombat - The Power Dunk is a modified slam dunk.
* KiAttacks
* LivingLegend
* {{Mascot}} - This guy is the face of {{SNK}}.
* MrFanservice - ''Extremely'' popular among {{Gamer Chick}}s and gay/bi male gamers. [[HeroicBuild One wonders]] [[NiceGuy the]] [[TallDarkAndHandsome reasons]] [[{{Badass}} why]].
* NiceHat - That falls off when defeated. He [[FlungClothing flings it off]] when he wins.
** TragicKeepsake - According to the intro of ''Wild Ambition'' as well as the first [[AnimeOfTheGame anime specials]], the hat [[ItWasAGift was a gift]] from his [[DisappearedDad deceased adoptive father Jeff]] [[YouKilledMyFather after he was killed by Geese]]. Terry later presents it to Rock, and the kid has cherished it ever since.
* PapaWolf - What gets him outta his drunken funk in the second OVA is seeing Tony get pummeled by Axel Hawk.
* ParentalSubstitute - After he [[HappilyAdopted adopts]] Rock.
* SaveTheVillain - Attempts [[TakeMyHand this]] on Geese. It fails, as Geese refuses Terry's help [[GoOutWithASmile and plummets to his death with a mocking grin.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Andy's sensitive guy.
* ShipTease - With Mary. Unfortunately, by the time of ''Mark of the Wolves'' it seems that they're still JustFriends.
* SpiritedCompetitor
* StupidSexyFlanders
* TearsOfBlood - In the movie, [[spoiler:after Sulia's HeroicSacrifice]]. Even better, they appear to be mixed with bluish ki. He quickly gets over his HeroicBSOD (to the point that he's shown to be visibly angry and ''[[OhCrap bearing fangs]]''). [[LetsGetDangerous Oh, you've done it now...]]
* YouKilledMyFather - Towards Geese with regards to his foster father.

!!Andy Bogard - ''USA''

->'''Seiyuu:''' Jun Hashimoto, Creator/KeiichiNanba (post-''Special'')

The younger brother of Terry and a McNinja. He was taught a basic form of Shuranui ninjitsu by Mai's grandfather Hanzo. After hearing of his father Jeff's death at the hands of Geese Howard, he joins forces with Terry and Joe Higashi, and the three of them enter Geese's King of Fighters tournament. Although Andy fights Geese first, he loses badly, and Terry finishes the villain off... maybe. He's also the apple of Mai's eye, although he rejects her advances.

* AdaptationDyeJob - The first anime special gives him blue hair instead of blond.
* {{Bishonen}} - Especially in the anime.
* CelibateHero - He ''knows'' Mai is crazy for him, but his overall behaviour is more of a BigBrotherInstinct.
** Andy pretty much sees this as a LikeBrotherAndSister moment; having lived most of his life with Mai, he has a hard time adequately returning her affections. The status quo is kept in the second anime special (minus an [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome epic]] [[CurbStompBattle asskicking]] of Laurence for harming her), but this is finally averted in TheMovie, where they actually share a kiss after Andy trounces [[StalkerWithACrush Hauer]] and Mai finishes [[LoveMartyr Panni]].
* GameplayAndStorySegregation - He suffers an injury in ''3'' that continues to plague him throughout the ''Real Bout'' series, but it doesn't seem to hamper him in actual fights.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks - He is shown training much more than Terry, but can't keep up with him.
* KiAttacks
* McNinja - A [[HighlyVisibleNinja highly visible one]] at that. Sure, white ''does'' work as camoflauge, [[FridgeLogic but what need is there for stealth]] in a FightingGame?

* TheRival - To Terry. He's not the ''only'' one, but Terry recognizes Andy as his most legitimate and fiercest rival.
** In Hokutomaru's ending from ''Garou'', Andy praises his disciple for his growth as a fighter, but then states that their relationship is no longer that of master and student, but that of two rivals.
* ShipTease - With Mai in the anime. The games make it more one-sided.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive guy to Terry's manly man.
* WillTheyOrWontThey - His ''Real Bout 2'' ending pokes fun at this.

!!Joe Higashi - ''Japan''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Katsuhisa Namase, Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (since ''Fatal Fury 3'')

A Japanese man who is well versed in the fighting art of Muay Thai. He is the best friend and friendly rival of both Bogard brothers and helped them fight against Geese and his henchmen in the first game. After that, [[DemotedToExtra well]]...

* AnimeHair
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Muay Thai Guy]]
* TheBigGuy: To the Bogard brothers, of course. As you can see, his might can't go wrong hoisting an alligator over his head.
* BlowYouAway - Uses wind-based projectiles.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CharacterizationMarchesOn - In the first two games, Joe was relatively [[NiceGuy laid-back and reserved.]] It wasn't until the [[TheAnimeOfTheGame anime specials]] (complete with NobuyukiHiyama's [[PigeonholedVoiceActor trademark]] [[HotBlooded fiery passion]]) that Joe evolved into the guy we know today. This characterization has stuck ever since ''3''.
* DemotedToExtra - Since the ''KOF'' series started, he's gone further and further into the background.
* HotBlooded
* LargeHam
* MartialArtsHeadband - [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead With the Japanese flag on it]].
* RapidFireFisticuffs[=/=]SpamAttack
* ThrowItIn - The dev team at SNK was so impressed with Hiyama's performance as Joe in the second anime special (extra {{Hot Blooded}}ness and all), that they decided to have him actually voice Joe from ''3'' onwards.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Duck King - ''USA''
->'''Seiyuu for TheMovie:''' Creator/YujiMitsuya\\
'''Dub voice for TheMovie:''' MattHill

A street breakdancer who appears in the first game as one of the competitors. In the second game, he opens a nightclub (alongside [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting King]]), but still fights every now and then. Notable for [[HeadPet keeping a duckling in his mohawk]].

* AnimeHair - And it's {{multicolored|Hair}}, too!
* ButNotTooBlack - But it didn't become apparent till ''Real Bout''.
* CoolPet - P-Chan! We're talking about an adorable chick that copies Duck's every move. [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf (Not ''that'' P-Chan...)]]
* CoolShades
** SunglassesAtNight
* DanceBattler - Uses breakdancing in battle.
* FingerlessGloves
* FunPersonified
* HeadPet - His [[TeamPet pet ducklings]] ride on his hair.
* PerpetualSmiler[=/=]CheshireCatGrin
* RaceLift - He was [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091211170313/snk/images/3/35/Duck_king_fatal_fury.jpg clearly white]] in the first game and ''Special''.
* ThrowItIn - Many of Duck's {{Catch Phrase}}s (such as "You're an angel baby!" and "Wonderful!") were ad-libs from his [[TheOtherDarrin original VA, Michael Beard]]. Most have stuck since.
* XMeetsY - What do you get when you mix [[StreetFighter Blanka]] and MCHammer?
** After the first game, Duck King ditched the vest and parachute pants and added more than just RollingAttacks to his arsenal, becoming more of a DanceBattler.

!!Richard Meyer - ''Brazil''

A Brazilian Capoeira master who happens to be the owner of the Pao Pao Cafe, a popular Southtown drinking spot. He competed in the first King of Fighters tournament, but after losing in the competition, he had decided step into the background and focus more on his restaurant. Throughout the series, he can be seen running the Pao Pao Cafe in cutscenes (and in Bob's intro in the third game).

* TheCameo - Showed up as a playable character (for the first time ever) in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: [[AlternateContinuity Maximum Impact]] 2''.
* ChefOfIron - He owns a cafe, and is often seen tending at a bar.
* DanceBattler - His fighting style is Capoeira. He was the first fighting game character to use it.
* DemotedToExtra - Keeps making cameos but never returns to the arena (except once, see above). At least once it's said that he realized he was outclassed in combat and decided to focus on his restaurant.
* {{Mentor}} - To Bob Wilson.
* RetiredBadass - Passed the torch to Bob.
* UnexpectedCharacter - Nobody expected him to return in ''Maximum Impact 2'' as a playable fighter.

!!Michael Max - ''USA''

An African-American boxer who seeks to test his skills out against many opponents. He competed in the first game, but after losing from within the competition, had decided to retire from mainstream fighting, though he does help train Axel Hawk from time to time.

* BlowYouAway
* UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} - Shown when he does the Sign of the Cross after winning a round.
* {{Expy}} - Anyone else getting a Mike Tyson vibe?
* ExtremityExtremist - He's a boxer.
* {{Mentor|s}} - To Axel Hawk.
* PutOnABus - In favor of Axel Hawk.

!!Tung Fu Rue - ''China''

The Chinese master of Hakkyokuseiken and mentor to both Terry and Andy. He, along with the trio of Terry, Andy, and Joe had participated in Geese's King of Fighters tournament but doesn't win. Later on, he accepts the Jin brothers (Chonshu and Chonrei) as his new understudies.

* BadassGrandpa - You know damn well that age is clearly not slowing this guy down.
* BaldOfAwesome
* DeathByAdaptation - Died in the first anime special, but is still alive in the games as of ''Real Bout 2''.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning - Senpu Ken and Senpu Gou Ken is him spinning himself around like a dervish.
* OldMaster
* ShoutOut - Has lots of things in common with Kame Sennin/Master Roshi from ''Manga/DragonBall'', but his personality is different (especially in that he's not a pervert).
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - Due to hilarious {{Bowdlerization}} of his win quotes.
* SuperMode - In the first game only, right after losing 1/3 of his life and until losing another third, he would morph into a hulking giant much stronger than his regular self. [[TemporaryBulkChange In later games his ability to become gigantic like this is used more freely.]]

!!Hwa Jai - ''Thailand''

An arrogant Muay Thai fighter and early rival of Joe, he becomes a more formidable fighter after getting a little tipsy. Eventually smooths out his rivalry with Joe and the two are now good friends.

* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Muay Thai Guy]]
* BlowYouAway
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* DemotedToExtra - Makes cameos around Joe, but never gets to fight again [[spoiler:until his [[AscendedExtra ascension]] to ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIII'']].
* DrunkenMaster
* SuperMode
* WakeUpCallBoss

!!Raiden/Big Bear - ''Australia''

A pro wrestler that has two personas, representing good and bad. When being villainous, he takes on the name "Raiden" and wears a mask. When portraying a more righteous character, he does not wear the mask and goes by the name "Big Bear". Works under Geese during the original ''Fatal Fury'' but breaks away once Geese is defeated by Terry.

* AscendedExtra - After [[UnexpectedCharacter an unexpected appearance in both]] ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'', Raiden crossed over to ''KOF'' in ''The King of Fighters XII'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]], he was to appear in ''[='94=]'', but the original idea for the England Team was axed; in ''2003'', the dev team thought Tizoc would be a better and [[EnsembleDarkhorse more popular]] choice).
* BoisterousBruiser
* BreathWeapon[=/=]FireBreathingDiner - His original desperation move was a fire breath attack.
* CompositeCharacter - In ''Wild Ambition'', Raiden sports his trademark mask, but also is decked out in the beard of his {{Face}} persona, Big Bear. This would carry over into the ''[=CvS=]'' games.
* CoolMask
* {{Expy}} - Of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Zangief]].
* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]HeelFaceTurn - [[AllThereInTheManual According to his backstory]], he became Raiden after his tag-team partner betrayed him in the ring. He then went to work for Geese as an enforcer. After being bested by Terry & co., Raiden had a change of heart and reverted to his honorable, kindly Big Bear persona.
** FaceHeelRevolvingDoor - Although as of late, this is just his wrestling gimmick. In real life, he'd be a {{Face}}.
* FatBastard - Mainly as Raiden.
* FingerlessGloves
* LandDownunder
* MightyGlacier
* StoutStrength
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish - Had an actual English VA.

!!Billy Kane - ''England''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/DaikiNakamura (for the first anime special)\\
'''Dub voice:''' Creator/PaulDobson (for the animated adaptations)

Geese Howard's British right-hand man. He wields a staff that freely separates into multiple chained sections, and which he can light on fire. His devotion to Geese is total, and if you want to get to Geese, you have to go through Billy. [[BigBrotherInstinct Only his sister]] [[MoralityPet is closer to him]].

* BlondGuysAreEvil - Well, not so much "{{evil|Brit}}" as morally ambiguous.
* BigBrotherInstinct - To his sister Lilly. Needless to say, he ''[[MySisterIsOffLimits does not]]'' approve of Joe and Lilly dating.
* TheDragon - To Geese.
** DragonTheirFeet - Implied in the cellphone novel ''Stray Dog, Stray Wolf''.
* GratuitousEnglish[=/=]SurprisinglyGoodEnglish - Depends.
* HeelFaceTurn - EX Billy does this in ''Real Bout Special'' realizing that without anyone to care for him, he should start clean and change his ways. [[RealMenWearPink He even tints his bandana and cane pink]]. Sadly, many are freaked out by the redeemed and gentle Billy. Mai shoots down the guy's advances without hesitation, [[SingleTargetSexuality although Billy should have been expecting that...]]
* MoralityPet - Lilly, too.
* NoSmoking - His one pet peeve. He wears the sign on the back of his jacket and [[BerserkButton will knock the block off of anyone who blows smoke in his face]]. The only exception to this rule would seem to be Geese.
* [[NiceHat Nice Bandanna]]
* PlayingWithFire
** RingOfFire - His max technique.
* PunnyName - Subverted. His last name isn't pronounced "cane" (like the weapon he uses), but "kon" or "kaan."
** ... but the fact he is English probably means that it ''should'' be pronounced "Cane."
* ShirtlessScene - Somewhat. He wears a jacket, but no shirt underneath.
* ShoutOut - His original appearance was similar to former British pro-wrestler Dynamite Kid. His redesign in the ''Real Bout'' series has Billy looking like [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] (only without long hair).
* SimpleStaff
* SuperStrength - Relatively speaking, it would take a great deal of might to properly utilize a three-section staff held together by chains with great tensile strength.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead - Aside from his bandanna, he wore a Union Jack shirt in ''2''/''Special''.
* TheWorfEffect - He gets his ass kicked a ''lot'' by up-and-coming villains.

!!Geese Howard - ''USA''
->'''Seiyuu''': HidekatsuShibata (in the anime special and TheMovie)

The BigBad. Formerly the Chief of Police for Southtown (as seen in ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting 2''), he stepped down from that role when he decided crime was more profitable. He killed Jeff Bogard when Tung Fu Rue chose Jeff to inherit his secrets, and has a vendetta against Bogard's sons as well. Waterfowl names were never so scary before.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
** AsskickingEqualsAuthority - It's how he made it to the top of Southtown in the first place.
* [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Aiki-jujutsuka In All Of Us]] - Geese is a master of Aiki-jujutsu and other traditional forms of barehanded Japanese Martial Arts, wich shows in the large arsenal of throws he possesses. However gameplay-wise, he is not a Grappler since his playstyle is centered around mix-ups, not landing a high-damage throw.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone
* BadassBoast - "The immortal Geese is about to show you to a very hot place, indeed."
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BattleAura - As Nightmare Geese.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CigarChomper
* CoatCape - Few Video Game characters can rock the CoatCape quite as well as Geese. He combines this with BadassArmfold before flinging it off in nearly all of his intros. In the Capcom VS SNK games, Geese is actually wearing his Gi (martial arts) jacket properly, so he wears his suit jacket as a cape instead.
* DisneyVillainDeath - The first time he's knocked off of Geese Tower by Terry, he gets better. The second? Er, [[KilledOffForReal not so much]].
* EmbarrassingFirstName - And he'll ''still'' kick your ass.
* EvilLaugh - And he goes [[LaughingMad plum crazy]] when you beat him as Nightmare Geese in ''Real Bout Special''.
* ExecutiveSuiteFight - Prefers to fight in his office.
* FanNickname - The Pretzel for his Raging Storm super, so named because the motion (1632143 or db,hcb,df) resembles a pretzel. Like most supers in the early games, it was made with [[SomeDexterityRequired an absurdly difficult input command]]. ''Un''like most supers in the early games, it kept the motion for most of the games for the sake of nostalgia.
** His ''Real Bout Special'' form's name of "Nightmare Geese" started out as this as well. ''The King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2'' [[AscendedFanon canonized it]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars - Has a nasty scar on his back from the survival of his first fall. He also has a gaping slash mark going across his chest, believed to have been inflicted by [[spoiler:Krauser when Geese had attempted to kill their father.]]
* GoOutWithASmile - Maniacal grin, actually: Geese sees his death as the last slap in Terry's face, and he lets it show as he falls.
* {{Immortality}} - Speculation rages over whether Geese received immortality from the Jin scrolls.
* KiAttacks
* {{Leitmotif}}[=/=]BootstrappedTheme - Geese Howard's theme, from game to game. So far he's had [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a kiss, soy sauce, a stiff neck, a nightmare]], [[PlayedForLaughs and now mustard]].
* ManOfWealthAndTaste - Is a CorruptCorporateExecutive with shades of WickedCultured. Need we go on?
* MeanCharacterNiceActor - Kong Kuwata, Geese's game Seiyuu, is a Gospel singer.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow - Survived ''two'' falls from his tower before the third one that stuck. Or did it?
* OccidentalOtaku - It's heavily implied in almost all his stages and the way he dresses (with the only exception of ''Art of Fighting 2'' when he fights in a executive dress, and in his office) that Geese seems to love Japanese culture maybe ''too much.'' In fact, in ''[=AOF2=]'' he escapes to Japan after he's defeated.
* ParentalAbandonment - Rock ''loathes'' the man not only for abandoning him and his wife Marie, but for turning down his pleas to save his mom ''[[TearJerker the very night that she died]]''. Ironically, Geese hates ''his'' father for [[spoiler:leaving him and his mother Maria to fend for themselves in Southtown while he went on to become the head of the Strolheim family. Geese even tried to kill his dad, but half-bro Krauser stopped him.]]
* SayMyName - Gets this a lot from the [[YouKilledMyFather Bogard Bros.]] Luckily, [[ParentalAbandonment Rock]] and [[spoiler: Kain]] don't get a chance to join in.
* SchrodingersCast - He's dead here, alive in ''The King of Fighters'', and dead ''again'' in ''KOF: [[AlternateContinuity Maximum Impact]]''.
* ShirtlessScene - From ''3''-onwards, Geese never wore the top of his dogi, arguably thrusting him into the land of WalkingShirtlessScene.
* ShockAndAwe - His Raimei Gouha Nage special throw and his Thunder Break super.
* SNKBoss - TropeNamer and one of the two main {{Trope Codifier}}s. Is the reigning [[Pantheon/{{War}} Co-God]] of the trope alongside [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal]].
* TheSyndicate - Howard Connection is this, although Geese [[VillainWithGoodPublicity fools the people]] by using his seemingly benevolent actions and the police force as a front.
* ThrowItIn - Geese's OneWingedAngel was given the FanNickname of Nightmare Geese due to being a [[SNKBoss figurative]] and [[YourMindMakesItReal literal]] nightmare. Come ''KOF: Maximum Impact 2'', SNK said [[AscendedFanon "Sure, why not?"]] and actually canonized the name.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Rare steak.
* YourMindMakesItReal - The fight against Nightmare Geese is heavily implied to be one big nightmare. That doesn't stop him from being a nightmare of the ''[[SNKBoss other]]'' variety, though.
* [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Wearing A Flag On Your Back]] - For his first appearance only, the American flag was plastered onto the back of Geese's dogi.

!Characters introduced in ''Fatal Fury 2'' and ''Fatal Fury Special''

!!Mai Shiranui - ''Japan''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/KotonoMitsuishi (in the anime specials)\\
'''Dub voice:''' Creator/LisaAnnBeley (for TheMovie, [[TheOtherDarrin taking over from]] Sarah Sawatsky in the second anime special)

A beautiful kunoichi from Japan. Her grandfather trained Andy and she herself has a bit of a crush on the man herself. Best known for her outfit (or [[{{Stripperific}} lack thereof]]). Her main mode of attack are folding fans she carries.

* ActionGirl <- -> FauxActionGirl - ''Really'' depends on which media we're talking about. She's more competent in the games, whereas in the anime she suffers a ''bad'' case of {{Chickification}} ([[spoiler:except for her fight with Panni, where Mai '''[[CurbStompBattle brutally]]''' {{curbstomp|Battle}}s and kills her with a single but very well-timed and placed Chou Hisatsu Shinobibachi. About time, dammit]]).
** [[spoiler: Though it's implied that the anime's supposed chickification is more about Mai going the DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel way.]]
* AdaptationDyeJob - Has brown or black hair in the games; red in the anime.
** Her hair in her ''Real Bout Special'' ending is purple.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited - While Andy does kiss her in the movie, no in-game event yet shows him unambiguously returnng her feelings in the same degree as hers.
* AssKicksYou - Her Wild Cherry attack.
* ClothingDamage - A bit in the second anime special, much more in TheMovie.
* CombatHandFan
* CoolBigSis - To Hokutomaru, apparently (he refers to her as "Mai-neechan" aka "sister Mai"). She also plays this role to Sulia in TheMovie.
* [[DoggedNiceGuy Dogged Nice Girl]] - To Andy, natch.
* FieryRedhead - Her personality fits perfectly, but she only has [[AdaptationDyeJob red hair in the anime]].
* {{Flanderization}} - She wasn't as obsessed with Andy in the early games as she was in later installments.
** WordOfGod even [[LampshadeHanging jokes about this]], as they say that as of ''Garou'' she's probably still looking for Andy.
* JigglePhysics - She was probably the first video game character to ever do it.
* {{Hammerspace}} - Where she keeps all of her fans.
** Seems to overlap with VictoriasSecretCompartment.
* HelloNurse - Gets reactions from several male characters, especially in ''Fatal Fury 3''.
* HighlyVisibleNinja
* LadyInRed
* MsFanservice - To {{Flanderization}} levels.
* {{Mondegreen}} - During one of Mai's winposes, she says "Nippon Ichi!" This was (and still is) widely misheard by English fans as "Me Bouncy!"
* NippleAndDimed - Averted in the anime movie. There are brief nip-slips that can be seen if [[FreezeFrameBonus one looks hard enough]].
* {{Ninja}}
* PlayingWithFire
* PluckyGirl - Always cheerful and stubborn in the face of danger, loneliness, etc.
* SheFu
* ShesGotLegs
* {{Sideboob}} - In her later incarnations.
* SingleTargetSexuality - Guess who!
* {{Stripperiffic}} - Since the very start, but the anime exaggerated it much further, and the spinoff games also ran with it.
* YamatoNadeshiko - Mai is suppossed to be one (or at least believes to be), and to her credit, she tries hard. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MaiTeas.jpg One of the official arts]] has her wearing a kimono while apparently hosting a tea ceremony for Terry and Andy, and this is invoked again in ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/000s8dcq.png The King Of Fighters: KYO]]'' during one of Kyo and Yuki's dates.
!!Kim Kaphwan - ''South Korea''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/DaikiNakamura (in the anime specials and in TheMovie)\\
'''Dub voice:''' DavidKaye (for the above)

A Korean Taekwondo expert and champion of ''justice''! He's also a pretty good father, and his sons are his foremost students.

* AnimalMotifs - ThePhoenix. In the ''Real Bout'' series, Kim can even inexplicably [[SummonMagic summon]] [[HotWings one]] at the end of his [[LimitBreak Hou'ou Kyaku]].
* {{Badass}} - And a BadassNormal at that, considering that he has no abilities other than his insane adeptness when it comes to Taekwondo, and yet can still match people like Terry and Geese in combat.
* DetectEvil
* ExtremityExtremist - Only has ''one'' punch.
* FingerlessGloves
* {{Flanderization}} - His love of '''JUSTICE'''!
* HairFlip - His [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/File:Kimkaphwanrbff.gif sprite]] for the ''Real Bout'' series has Kim doing this.
* HotBlooded
* Hot Dad
* JusticeWillPrevail - A defining part of his character, pretty [[{{Flanderization}} exaggerated]] as of late (as you can see in his entry on ''TheKingOfFighters'' [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga characters page]]).
* {{Kiai}} - Whenever he starts whipping out his specials, expect the sound barrier to be utterly ''[[NoIndoorVoice broken]]''.
--> '''Kim''': "[[CallingYourAttacks Hou'ou Kyaku!]] [[SpamAttack ATATATATATATATAAAAA!!]] [[FinishingMove WATAA]][[ForMassiveDamage AAAA!!!]]"
* {{Leitmotif}}: In Kim's appearances in both Fatal Fury: The New Battle and the motion picture, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfu1IVA33YA this]] song plays.
* LoveFreak
* MartialPacifist - Although he occasionally shows flashes of being a TechnicalPacifist when confronting villains.
* ShoutOut - The aforementioned {{Kiai}}? [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] did it first.
* TeamDad - To his ''entire'' Taekwondo school.
* ThisIsUnforgivable - [[CatchPhrase "Aku wa yurusan!"]] Usually coupled with a {{glowing|EyesOfDoom}} DeathGlare.
* UglyGuyHotWife - Averted and then sent on a one-way trip to space. Myeng Swuk is a looker, but so is he!
* VocalEvolution - In his debut, Kim was given a rather youthful voice. Around ''Special'', Hashimoto switched to a much deeper tone.
* [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Wearing A Flag On Your Back]] - The Korean flag.

!!Jubei Yamada - ''Japan''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/JojiYanami (in the anime)

An ancient judo master and longtime friend of Mai's father who pervs out on Mai constantly.

* DirtyOldMan - Entered the King of Fighters tournament to get noticed by girls. While he [[BlackComedyRape molests]] and spies on Mai, most of the time girls seem to have no trouble hanging around him.
* ImprobableWeaponUser - Throws ''[[TrademarkFavoriteFood rice crackers]]'' at you. And they ''hurt''.
* OldMaster - When he's not peeping on Mai, he gives out useful info to the heroes
* PutOnABus - But kept making cameos around Mai.

!!Cheng Sinzan - ''Taiwan''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/{{Chafurin}} (in the anime)

A Hong Kong Chinese Tai Chi expert whose strong power is as big as his own greed. Seeks to make himself even more rich from within his participation in the King of Fighters tournament.

* {{Acrofatic}} - And how. This guy was [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Rufus]] before Rufus existed.
* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts
* ArtEvolution - His sprite looked different in ''Fatal Fury 2'' and ''Fatal Fury Special''; latter games made him look a lot more like in the official art.
* BalloonBelly - That is used to attack.
* KiAttacks
* OpaqueNerdGlasses - Which evolve into CoolShades.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - Sometimes his name is given in-game as "Chin."
* UglyGuyHotWife - '''AND HOW!'''

!!Axel Hawk - ''USA''

A cruel, abrasive, rotund pro boxer with a mean streak a mile wide and a soft spot for his mother that's even bigger.

* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts - Just look at his stance. No matter how {{Badass}} you may think you are, boxing just ''isn't'' meant to be fighting with your arms down and your guard wide open!
* BlowYouAway
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* ExtremityExtremist
* {{Expy}} - Possibly, of George Foreman.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LongBusTrip
* SNKBoss
* StoutStrength

!!Laurence Blood - ''Spain''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/KojiTotani (for the anime)

A prissy, aristocatic Spanish matador who serves as Wolfgang Krauser's perrenial right hand man.

* BeardOfEvil - Sports the exact same style as [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Mirror Spock]], in fact.
* ClothingCombat - Being a matador, it's only natural that [[{{Hammerspace}} Blood hides his sword in his muleta]]. That very same cape double as a spinning instrument of murder in its own right.
* TheDragon
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning - One of his specials is essentially the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Psycho Crusher]].
* NobleDemon
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to Krauser's manly man.
* SNKBoss
* SomethingAboutARose

!!Wolfgang Krauser - ''Germany''
->'''Seiyuu:''' HirotakaSuzuoki (in the anime special)\\
'''Dub voice:''' Creator/PaulDobson (in the anime special. And he actually makes Krauser sound German.)

The well-known and respected Earl of Stolheim in Germany [[spoiler:who happens to be the half-brother of Geese Howard]]. A cultured gentleman outside of the ring, he shows no compunction in a fight and will always commit the full extent of his ability in any battle.

* AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]])
* BadassMustache
* BloodKnight
* BlowYouAway - Gigatech Cyclone.
* BulletProofFashionPlate - Used as a visual cue in the second anime special; whereas Geese has visibly aged and has been scarred, Krauser has retained his [[{{Bishonen}} youthful looks]], showing who is the better and more fearsome fighter of the two.
* ClothingDamage - Self-inflicted, no less! [[LampshadeHanging Poked at]] with his ''Real Bout 2'' ending, where his butlers become more and more PO'ed at having to refit Krauser's armor just for him to break out of it. Eventually, they [[MegatonPunch uppercut]] him into the stratosphere.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide - According to ''Memories of Stray Wolves'', Krauser committed suicide sometime after his loss at the hands of Terry.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars - His head has a "X" going across it, but Krauser is not a [[XMarksTheHero hero]].
* LukeIAmYourFather - [[spoiler:Apparently, Geese is his half-brother.]]
* LightningBruiser
* NobleDemon - To a degree. He's not ''evil'' per se, just a major CombatPragmatist who doesn't have any mercy on his opponents, yet is more or less pleasant while not fighting.
* PlayingWithFire - Blitz Ball (no, not ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX that]]'' Blitzball), anyone?
* PublicDomainSoundtrack - [[OminousLatinChanting Dies Irae]] in ''Fatal Fury 2'' and ''Special''. [[OminousLatinChanting Lacrimosa]] in the ''Real Bout'' series.
* RetCanon - Originally, Krauser was simply a rival crimelord whom Geese was afraid to take on. The anime specials established Krauser and Geese's relationship as that of [[spoiler:half-brothers]] and SNK went with this scenario for the games from ''Fatal Fury Special'' and onward.
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan - Killed his father to become the Earl of Strolheim. Subverted in that he didn't hate Krauser Sr., he just did it because he had to.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Laurence's sensitive guy.
* ShirtlessScene - When he breaks out of that armor, that is.
* ShoutOut - His name, taken from Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart and one of the ring names from former pro-wrestler Karl Istaz.
* SNKBoss
* SpiritedCompetitor
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish - It does help that his VA, B.J. Love, is a native speaker of English.
* ThrowItIn - The [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning supers]] (Senpuuken/Hadou Senpuukyaku) that Krauser and Terry used throughout the animated movies eventually became Krauser's Gigatech Cyclone. Sadly, his youthful beauty, lack of a mustache and scars, as well as an authentic German-sounding voice (which were well-received by fans) were not retained.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!Ryo Sakazaki/Mr. Karate - ''Japan''

GuestFighter from the ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' series, where he serves as the protagonist and main character. The son of Takuma Sakazaki, older brother of Yuri Sakazaki, and best friend/rival of Robert Garcia. Practices Kyokugenryu karate, which was created by his father. Originally appeared in ''Fatal Fury Special'' as a hidden boss character. Canonically, he is considerably older than the main cast of ''Fatal Fury'', which is reflected in his second appearance during ''Wild Ambition'' (where he uses the moniker "Mr. Karate II", which is taken from his father's on-again, off-again persona).

* EightiesHair - Luckily, ''Special'' and ''Art of Fighting 2'' are the final games in which Ryo still has a mullet.
* AnimalMotifs - The dragon. Goes by the [[RedBaron nickname]] of "The Invincible Dragon."
* BadassBeard[=/=]PermaStubble - In ''Wild Ambition''. It is ''glorious''.
* BonusBoss - Of ''Fatal Fury Special'' (this was the first step towards what would end being ''The King of Fighters'' franchise) and ''Wild Ambition'' (as [[LegacyCharacter Mr. Karate (II)]] - home version only).
* ButNotTooForeign - His dad is Japanese, his mom is American.
* TheCameo - As said above, his inclusion in ''Special'' [[UnexpectedCharacter came out of nowhere]].
* HairColorDissonance - Is supposed to be blond, but appears to have a bit of an orange hue in this game.
* KiAttacks
* {{Shotoclone}} - [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Well, duh...]]

!Characters introduced in ''Fatal Fury 3''

!!"Blue" Mary Ryan - ''USA''

A Southtown freelance agent who takes up any case that comes her way. Had a boyfriend named Butch who was killed on duty when working as a Secret Service agent. Practices Combat Sambo in her spare time and has a dog named Anton.

* ActionGirl
* AmazonianBeauty - Has very well-defined and muscular abs and arms, although it's less prominent here as compared to ''KOF''.
* BareYourMidriff
* BikerBabe
* CanineCompanion - Her pet dog Antonio (or Anton for short). Tends to pop up in several of Mary's poses.
* {{Expy}} - Clearly modeled after [[Anime/DragonBallZ Android 18]]. WordOfGod confirms.
* FaceHeelTurn - Not canonically, but her EX version from ''Real Bout Special'' depicts what would happen if Mary ever went bad and became a sexbomb sadist. She clearly is a MixAndMatch of DarkActionGirl and FemmeFatale[=/=]TheVamp[=/=]TheBaroness. EX Blue Mary even wears [[LadyInRed a red jacket]] and [[BlackBraAndPanties a black bra]]. Her ending shows her desire to make Terry into her "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything pet.]]" When Joe volunteers to also be her pet ([[EvilIsSexy and who could blame him?]]), she retorts that he already is one.
* FemmeFatale - Subverted. She appears to be one at first, but it turns out that she's actually a kind-hearted ActionGirl.
* FingerlessGloves
* ForeheadOfDoom - Particularly in her first appearance; since then, it's been toned down.
* ForeignFanservice
* JigglePhysics - Funnily enough, all that she's wearing is a ''bra''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - The [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/fatalfury/rbff-ringout2.png water-induced nip-slip ringout]] from ''Real Bout''.
* MurderousThighs
* ShipTease - With Terry. Unfortunately, by the time of ''Mark of the Wolves'' it seems that they're still JustFriends.
* ShockAndAwe - Gained an electric attack in the first ''Real Bout'' game, but it's rarely seen in other games.
** It's a StaticStunGun, by the way.
* TooManyBelts - Only one too many, but is clearly just decorative.
* TragicKeepsake - Her jacket [[ItWasAGift was a present]] from her dead lover Butch.

!!Bob Wilson - ''Brazil''

A Capoeira student of Richard Meyer. Works at the Pao Pao Cafe with Richard and trains in Capoeria from within his spare time. Also manages the second branch of the Pao Pao Cafe.

* BlowYouAway
* DanceBattler
* FanNickname - Dancing Bob, via MemeticMutation. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbr-fSq61pQ See here.]]
* {{Keet}} - Slightly.

!!Franco Bash - ''USA''

An Italian-American kickboxer whose tough strength is matched by his own big heart. Now works as an airplane mechanic in Southtown. His son was kidnapped by Yamazaki, which draws him into the never-ending conflict from within Southtown itself.

* BadassMustache
* BigOMG - His DeathCryEcho.
* BoisterousBruiser
* ForcedIntoEvil - In his first appearance, as Yamakazi blackmailed him to work as Yamazaki's henchman if he wanted his son back.
* LargeHam - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-KD030q6KA Bash-O-Rama,]] folks.
* LightningBruiser
* PapaWolf
* [[SayMyName Say His Name]] - "[[LargeHam JUNIOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!]]"
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish - Again, his VA is a native speaker of English.

!!Hon Fu - ''Hong Kong''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa [[note]]'''MAJOR''' PlayingAgainstType, if you remember what kind of roles Morikawa plays.[[/note]]

An eccentric police officer from Hong Kong who seems to be much of a klutz when it comes to his job. His pursuit of Yamazaki had brought him to Southtown. Can never seem to catch his prey. Wields a pair of nunchaku which he can also set ablaze.

* ArchEnemy - To Yamazaki. This carries onto the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom Capcom vs. SNK]]'' series, where Hon Fu joins up with [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]] to bust Yamazaki and {{cameo}}s in her intro pose with Yamazaki in ''[=CvS1=]'' and ''[=CvS2=]''.
** FridgeLogic: One wonders why he doesn't have the same intro pose with Yamazaki and ''Kim'', considering that in the FatalFury-verse they're rather good friends...
* BruceLeeClone - Subverted. He has the [[FightingWithChucks nunchaku]] and trademark high-pitched {{Kiai}}, but he takes more pages from Creator/JackieChan.
* ButtMonkey - He's prone to slapstick misfortune, and we ''laugh'' at it.
* {{Expy}} - Of Creator/JackieChan.
* GroinAttack - Hilariously, not to his enemy, but to ''himself''. If you use his nunchaku SpamAttack and not keep pressing the button, he'll instead hit his own crotch with his nunchaku.
* PlayingWithFire
* JusticeWillPrevail - He's a SuperCop. Besides helping to introduce Kim to his wife Myeng Swuk, the two are good friends due to their shared interest in upholding justice. Oddly enough, Hon Fu isn't ''nearly'' as justice-obsessed as Kim is.
* TheWorfEffect - In-story, when you go fight Yamazaki with Kim in ''Fatal Fury 3'', he has already curb-stomped Hon Fu.

!!Sokaku Mochizuki - ''Japan''
->'''Seiyuu:''' KoujiIshii

A monk of a Buddhist order that has a steep rivalry with the Shiranui clan (the clan Mai belongs to and that Andy trained under). Wields a staff that he can magically control. He had arrived in Southtown to destroy the Jin scrolls, which he perceives as a great evil.

* ReligiousBruiser
* ShockAndAwe
* SimpleStaff
* SummonMagic
* TheStoic

!!Ryuji Yamazaki - ''Japan''
->'''Seiyuu:''' KoujiIshii

A murderous lunatic, hired by the Jin brothers to look for the Jin Scrolls while serving as their menacing bodyguard. This turns out to be a very, very bad mistake. He has a knife and knows how to use it. ''The King of Fighters '97'' reveals that he possesses the blood of the {{Orochi}}, which explains a ''lot''.

* AnimalMotifs - The snake.
* '''AxCrazy'''
* BloodyMurder - His secret 5th level of his [[ThisIsADrill Drill]] super has Yamazaki spray his opponents with his blood.
* CatchAndReturn - One of his specials consists of grabbing an energy attack and then nonchalantly flinging it back at the opponent.
* ChekhovsGunman - [[TheReveal His status as one of the Orochi Hakkesshu]] didn't come into perspective until his {{Crossover}} into ''KOF'' and is a partial explanation for his insanity.
* CombatSadomasochist - One of his moves is even ''named'' Sadomaso. He does a taunt and if he's hit while taunting, he takes full damage, but responds with a vicious attack of his own.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - Aside from the above, [[AudioAdaptation his drama CD]] reveals that Yamazaki lived a happy life as a mobster until his boss was killed, prompting Yamazaki to snap and become the psycho we know, love, and fear.
* FingerlessGloves
* {{Flanderization}} - His ''Fatal Fury'' self started out as a ruthless and sadistic but mostly sane mobster. In the more cartoonish ''RBS'', his malicious chuckle made way for a [[EvilLaugh maniacal laugh]] and he gained an unsettling "Ikuzo... Ikuzo... IKUZO!" chant while charging his Snake Arms. His ''KOF'' incarnation was based on this version, and would gradually (d)evolve into a slavering lunatic whose [=MAX2=] sees him [[UpToEleven grabbing and tossing opponents using his mouth]]. YMMV on what version is the most appealing.
* FurAndLoathing - Just look at that [[BadassLongcoat pimp coat]].
* KnifeNut
* [[EvilLaugh Maniacal Laugh]]
* MulticoloredHair
* PlayedForLaughs - His Snake Arm move is seen as a high-speed bitch slap.
* PsychoForHire
* RubberMan
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty - He's a CombatPragmatist turned UpToEleven. He [[AHandfulForAnEye kicks sand in his opponents' eyes]] and [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown stomps]] [[GroinAttack on their crotches]]... repeatedly.
** Point in case: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih3snN4QBmc Drill.]] Brutal with a capital, ''italicized'', and '''bolded''' B.
* WhipItGood: His trademark Snake Arm attack, which might as well be a variation of the Flicker Jab.
* WithMyHandsTied - Always keeps one hand his pockets... unless he's stabbing you to death with his knife.

!!Jin Chonshu - ''China''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/KappeiYamaguchi

One half of the Jin brothers who had hired Yamazaki in order to search for the Jin scrolls, a powerful tome that is part of their ancestry. Said to be very stubborn and headstrong, with an inability to understand defeat.

* ChinesePeople
* DemonicPossession - He and Chonrei are possessed by the spirits of their 2,200-year-old ancestors.
* {{Guyliner}} - Appears to be wearing it.
* FinalBoss
* HarmfulToMinors - His backstory.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Chonrei's Manly Man.
* TwinTelepathy

!!Jin Chonrei - ''China''

Chonshu's brother and the ultimate opponent of ''Fatal Fury 3''. Protector of his brother to a near-fanatical degree. Following ''Fatal Fury 3'', supposedly both brothers mellow out and enter Tung Fu Rue's tutelage.

* AnimeHair - And it's [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] with [[MulticoloredHair yellow streaks]]!
* AntiVillain - [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV]].
* BigBrotherInstinct - Doubles as a BerserkButton and crosses into KnightTemplarBigBrother territory; the guy ''will'' snap if you defeat Chonshu, but not before calling you "[[{{Narm}} mousse-head]]."
* ChinesePeople
* DemonicPossession - Same as Chonshu.
* HarmfulToMinors - His backstory.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Chonshu's Sensitive Guy.
* TrueFinalBoss: In ''Fatal Fury 3''.
* TwinTelepathy
* WhoWantsToLiveForever - Despite him being so close to Chonshu, he's not as keen on eternal life as his bro. [[spoiler:He even tears up the Scrolls of Jin in both his and Chonshu's endings in ''Real Bout'', both to stop anyone else from trying to dabble on its secrets like Geese did, and to give himself and his brother a normal life under Master Tung's wing.]]

!Characters introduced in ''Real Bout Fatal Fury Special: Dominated Mind''

!!Alfred - ''USA''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/HiroYuki

A young man whose passion is flying. Became the main protagonist in ''Dominated Mind'' to defend his village and to get revenge against White for killing his grandfather.

* BonusBoss
* EarlyBirdCameo[=/=]MarthDebutedInSmashBros - Although he was created to be the protagonist of ''Dominated Mind'', Alfred's first appearance was in ''Real Bout 2'', a game released ''months'' before his proper debut. Since ''Dominated Mind'' was never released outside Japan, most people overseas know him for being a bonus boss in ''Real Bout 2''.
* FingerlessGloves
* FunPersonified
* GogglesDoNothing - Subverted. Makes use of them when flying a plane like in the ''Dominated Mind'' intro. Also uses during certain moves.
* TheHero - Of ''[[WordSaladTitle Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special]]: [[MeaningfulName Dominated Mind]]''.
* NotQuiteFlight - Can glide, but it's unknown if he has any degree of [[BlowYouAway aerokinesis]].
* OnlyOneName - Some fansites list his full name as "Alfred Airhawk." That is a purely fan-made full name.
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SNKBoss - Can't utilize the line system like everyone else or use chain combos, but his attacks do ''double damage'', he has a command throw that can be used on block, and his super take off insane chunks from your lifebar. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFD68PZOjZI here]] for an example.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Apples!

!!White - ''England''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/KeijiFujiwara [[note]]in a ''grand'' case of PlayingAgainstType[[/note]]


A dangerous British drug lord who has more than a few screws loose in his head. Wields a staff and has powers of mind control. Loathes society and desires to remake it in an image he sees fit.

* AxCrazy - Probably the only character to outdo Yamazaki in this department. Now ''that'' says something.
* ArmsDealer - Mentioned as being one in his profile, though it never seems to figure into the story.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* [[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]] - White's preferred method of dealing with rivals.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday - White with Alfred's village.
* EarlyBirdCameo - Shows up in Yamazaki and Hon-Fu's endings in ''Real Bout 2''.
* {{Expy}} - White is a ShoutOut to Alex from ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.
* EvilerThanThou - Enthralls Billy Kane, Geese's former [[TheDragon Dragon]], to his will.
* FacialMarkings - Which look like eyeliner.
* FlipFlopOfGod - He's either Billy's half-brother, or some random crime lord [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere who popped out of nowhere]].
** {{Fanon}} seems to go with the former, since it gives him a ulterior motive for going after Billy.
* LackOfEmpathy - Described in his profile as a "demented psycho who finds pleasure in making people suffer".
* ManiacalLaugh
* MonsterClown
* OnlyOneName - Presumably as another parallel to Alex.
* PeoplePuppets
* PsychicPowers - Mind control and precognition, mainly. He's also got some illusion-generating abilities, which hints at telepathy.
* PsychopathicManchild
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SNKBoss - Can't jump, duck, dash, or block, but has high priority over ''everything''.
* TakingYouWithMe - [[KaizoTrap After being beaten]], White fires a desperation attack that kills your character instantly if it connects unless your character blocks low or jumps over it. But afterward you have a couple of seconds to [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin make him pay dearly for cheating against you]].
* [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Villain From Nowhere]] - White appeared in one game with little storyline justification and hasn't been seen since.

!Characters introduced in ''Real Bout Fatal Fury 2''

!!Li Xiangfei - ''USA''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/MamiKingetsu

A Chinese-American girl from the Chinatown district of Southtown, part-time waitress and [[BigEater full-time face-stuffer.]] She knows Kung Fu.

* AlternateCompanyEquivalent - Of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]]... [[AvertedTrope except not.]][[note]]They're both {{Anime Chinese Girl}}s who know Kung Fu, but Xiangfei is actually Chinese-American and their styles of Kung Fu are radically different from each other, as are their lives, looks, personalities, and gameplay.[[/note]]
* AnimeChineseGirl
** ButNotTooForeign - Although she is of Chinese ancestry, Xiangfei was born and raised in Southtown, effectively making her Chinese-American.
* BigEater - If anything defines her, it's this.
* CuteBruiser - Emphasis on [[LightningBruiser "bruiser."]] [[{{Metaphorgotten}} And on "cute."]]
* ForeheadOfDoom
* GenkiGirl
* KiAttacks
* SpamAttack - One of supers deals ''100 hits''.

!!Rick Strowd - ''USA''

A Native American boxer who works prize fights at a casino. Believing he has a higher calling as a fighter than simply acting as a showpiece, he decides to enter a street fighting tournament.

* BlowYouAway
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DemotedToExtra - Notice how much emphasis is put on him and Xiangfei for this game. Rick [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was considered for the lineup]] of ''The King of Fighters '99'', but was ultimately passed over in favor of Xiangfei. Sadly, it seems that Rick might never make it into ''KOF'', especially with Vanessa "borrowing" his moves.
* ExtremityExtremist
* FingerlessGloves
* MagicalNativeAmerican
** ButNotTooForeign - His dad is a Native American, but his mom is Caucasian.
* MulticoloredHair - White and black[[HairColorDissonance /]][[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]].
* RapidFireFisticuffs
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!Characters introduced in ''Fatal Fury: First Contact''

!!Lao - ''USA''

A strong yet sluggish man who isn't exactly the sharpest knife when it comes to thinking.

* AscendedExtra - Only for this game. Makes a cameo latter as one of the Lillien Knights under B. Jenet's service.
* ShoutOut - His father, mother, and sister are respectively named Darren, Samantha, and Tabitha and his dog is named Lassie. Somebody at SNK must have been a big fan of 1960's Hollywood sitcoms.

!Characters introduced in ''Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition''

!!Touji Sakata - ''Japan''

An elder Aikido expert who seeks to settle an old score with Geese.

* BadassGrandpa
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* NiceHat

!!Tsugumi Sendo - ''Japan''

A young female wrestler who wants to prove herself in being a strong and tough fighter.

* CuteBruiser
* CuteButCacophonic
* FingerlessGloves
* GenkiGirl
* SpiritedCompetitor - Even more so than Terry.

!Characters introduced in ''Garou: Mark of the Wolves''

!!Rock Howard - ''USA''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/EijiTakemoto (in his first famous role)

Son of Geese and adopted by Terry. Has a grudge against his father for abandoning him and his mother which caused her death [[spoiler:though Kain says otherwise]]. Although his fighting skills were taught by Terry, he somehow acquired some of Geese's attacks as well. He entered the tournament to find information about his mother.

* {{Angst}} - Or {{Wangst}}.
** BadassAngster: Say what you will, he can still lay the smackdown.
* DisappearedDad - We're still not sure whether Geese actually died or if it was just a case of NeverFoundTheBody.
* EarlyBirdCameo - Rock is the kid who shows up in Terry's endings in ''3'' and throughout the ''Real Bout'' series.
* {{Emo}} - [[MisaimedFandom Commonly misconstrued to be one]]. [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters K']], a character similar to Rock who debuted around the same time, is also seen as one by proxy.
* FaceHeelTurn - Approved by TheHero, even. Rock ends up joining Kain and becoming his [[TheDragon Dragon]], but in order to find out about his MissingMom. Terry told him to just forge his own path.
** ForcedIntoEvil - However, he's not exactly thrilled and apologized to Terry as he left.
* FingerlessGloves
* GenerationXerox - Tries to avoid this, but...
** A lighter example comes from the fact that Rock is childhood buddies with Jae and Dong. In a sense, this descends from Terry and Kim's own friendly rivalry.
* HairColorDissonance - While it was rectified in later {{Crossover}} appearances, Rock's hair has a noticeable green tint in ''Garou''.
* TheHero - Of ''Garou'', arguably.
* HeroicBSOD - A somewhat milder example: if Rock wins a match using his Neo Raging Storm or Neo Deadly Rave ([[InTheBlood moves he "inherited" from Geese]]), he'll slump down to the floor in pain, agonizingly and momentarily unable to control his Blood Rage.
* InTheBlood
* KiAttacks
* NoSocialSkills - Rock can function normally in society, but since [[RaisedByDudes he grew up surrounded mainly by men]], [[{{Adorkable}} he's flustered by women]], hence his shy reaction to B. Jenet (whom he suggests to get less revealing clothes). However, this doesn't stop him from helping those in need (as seen in his interactions with Hotaru).
* OedipusComplex - Rock is pretty much ''defined'' by his hate of his DisappearedDad, Geese Howard.
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Subverted and later played straight in his ending.

!!Bonne Jenet - ''England''

A rich aristocrat who fled from her parents to become a captain of a crew of modern-day pirates out of sheer boredom. Became interested when she found out that the sponsor of the tournament was quite wealthy. Quite the AttentionWhore. (When she runs, she ''waves''.)

* BlowYouAway
* CombatStilettos - ''[[ImprobableWeaponUser Which she whacks you with.]]''
* CoolBoat - Which is capable of turning into a submarine.
* FemmeFatale - Although in no way is she evil, Jennie ''will'' use her womanly charms to gain the desired effect.
* FingerlessGloves
* ForeignFanservice: British. She's MsFanservice in ''Garou'', considering the absence of Mai and Blue Mary. Her only competition is Hotaru, and that isn't much competition at all.
* FunPersonified
* GoodBadGirl - More or less.
* KickChick - The LK Arts seem to be primarily based off of Savate, the French version of kickboxing.
* KissOfDeath - In one of her super moves, she ends her attack with a kiss complete with a heart... which still damages you.
* TheLadette
* {{Pirate}} - The Lillien Knights are [[APirate400YearsTooLate modern-day equivalents of this]].
* PirateGirl
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything - Subverted. The reason they joined the tournament is to loot Kain of his belongings.
* RichBitch: Subverted, she's from a rich family but doesn't like relaying on ''their'' money.
* RuthlessModernPirates[=/=]APirate400YearsTooLate
* SexyBacklessOutfit
* SexyWalk
* ShesGotLegs
* TheTease
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sirloin steak.

!!Gato - ''Unknown (implied to be Japan)''
->'''Seiyuu:''' KoujiIshii

A man well-versed in Chinese martial arts involving powerful strikes. He is Hotaru's brother although [[InsistentTerminology he constantly denies it]]. He enters the tournament to prove he is the strongest and get {{revenge}} on his father.

* AloofOlderBrother - If he is indeed Hotaru's brother.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal
** [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass - Is blinded by a man who appears to be his father in his ending.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars - He's got three on his back, courtesy of his father.
** AcheyScars
* {{Jerkass}} - Wouldn't think twice to shout at his poor little sister to get the hell out.
** Hell, wouldn't think twice to shout at ''anyone'' to get the hell out... complete with TrashTalk.
* MurderousThighs - A male version; one of his super moves has him jumping with the opponent he just knocked in the air ''[[RuleOfCool breaking their neck in midair]]''.

!!Hotaru Futaba - ''Japan''

Gato's little sister who is well-versed in Chinese martial arts involving soft strikes and [[KiAttacks ki blasts]]. She enters the tournament hoping she could convince her brother to come back to her.

* ArmorPiercingSlap - To Gato in her ending. He "lets her off the hook" as he leaves, but promises to kill her should they meet again.
* CuteBruiser
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - Her "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar orgasmic]]" super.
* HairDecorations
* GirlishPigtails
* KiAttacks
* MartialPacifist - A more tragic example; Hotaru simply wants to reunite her family. Fighting, unfortunately, is the only way to go.
* MeaningfulName - Her name means "firefly," which explains the animation behind a few of her attacks.
* MoralityPet - Possibly, for Gato.
* MusclesAreMeaningless - Defied with moderate success. As opposed to Gato's physical, "hard" style, Hotaru fights with internal (or "soft") Kung Fu and most of her special moves involve KiAttacks.
* ParentalAbandonment - Her mom is dead and her father has left for parts unknown. Hotaru is currently searching for both her dad and Gato, who is heavily implied (but not outright stated) to be her older brother.
* WeaselMascot - Her pet marten Itokatsu.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Tizoc/Griffon Mask - ''Mexico''

A Mexican Luchador wearing a griffon mask. He enters the tournament for his fans and for charity. At the end of the tournament, [[spoiler:he retires]] but comes back anyway after he caught a glimpse of a young fan who admires him.

* AnimalMotifs: The griffon.
* BoisterousBruiser
* ContemplateOurNavels - Considers leaving the ring because he sees himself as a has-been. [[TenMinuteRetirement It takes just the support of one fan to encourage Tizoc to do otherwise]].
* FingerlessGloves
* LargeHam
* LoveFreak
* MaskedLuchador
** CoolMask
* MightyGlacier
* ShoutOut - A few of his moves seem to mimic that of Japanese pro wrestler Tiger Mask.
* SpinningPiledriver - [[InASingleBound Ahem...]] [[MeteorMove Big]]. [[FinishingMove Fall]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Freeman - ''England''

A nihilistic British SerialKiller who lives for life-and-death thrills and views his murders as works of art. A year prior to the events of MotW, he killed Kevin Rian's partner, who was also the father of Marky.

* BareYourMidriff - His outfit can be described as [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Benimaru]] Goes Goth.
* BlackCloak - During his introduction.
* BloodKnight - Obsessed with the concept of death to an almost comical degree.
* EvilAlbino
* EvilRedhead
* TheFaceless - His face is never shown (and is {{hidden|Eyes}} [[BlindingBangs under his bangs]] in his sprite), save for a cameo in ''The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match'', but it's too small to make out his features properly.
* GoryDiscretionShot - One of his [=DM/SDMs=], Creeping Death, has him viciously attacking his opponent in the dark.
* MadArtist - He thinks of granting someone a "beautiful death" as doing his victims a great service.
* ManiacalLaugh
* MistakenIdentity - He's ''extremely'' reminiscent of Iori Yagami from ''The King of Fighters''.
** {{Hilarious|InHindsight}}ly, Iori's new moveset in ''XII'' has fans now claiming Iori to be an {{Expy}} of Freeman.
* NeverFoundTheBody - He's shot by SWAT teams in his ending and falls into a river, his fate never revealed.
* SerialKiller
* ShoutOut - Not only does his fighting style resemble that of [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Mature and Vice]], he also follows their tradition of naming his attacks after heavy metal bands.
** His Round 1 winquote is "Kono akumu he... youkoso", which essentially means "[[Music/AliceCooper Welcome to my nightmare.]]"
* WolverineClaws - At least partially subverted. Some pieces of artwork depict him with long fingernails, but like the aforementioned Iori, Mature and Vice, he seems to shred opponents with his fingertips.

!!Hokutomaru - ''Japan''
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/JunkoTakeuchi

Andy's young but brash apprentice. Upon learning of a tournament, he comes to the city for the first time and causes a huge mess in a road intersection.

* BigEater - One of his winposes has him eating two large apples and a bomb in one gulp each.
* FragileSpeedster
* CrossdressingVoices - Voiced by Creator/JunkoTakeuchi.
* {{Ninja}}
** NinjaBrat
* NoIndoorVoice - He's not a HighlyVisibleNinja, but he's a Highly ''Audible'' one.
* ScarfOfAsskicking

!!Kevin Rian - ''USA''

A SWAT officer who is often seen around with his young friend, Marky. He's looking for Freeman, the killer of his partner, Marky's father.

* AlternateCompanyEquivalent - He kinda reminds you of a more competent [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Stryker]].
* {{Badass}}
* CowboyCop
* EveryoneIsASuspect - He suspects ''everyone he encounters'' of possibly being the one who kidnapped Marky.
* FairCop - A male variant.
* FingerlessGloves
* PapaWolf - Do ''not'' mess with Marky if you value your life.
* PlayingWithFire
* PoliceBrutality - He's a heavily armed SWAT officer running around beating up martial artists. Unsurprisingly, he's [[GameBreaker extremely overpowered]].
* SpearCounterpart - Kevin is basically a male version of Blue Mary; It's been suggested that he's her brother or cousin.
** WordOfGod says he's a "distant relative."
** CompositeCharacter - He's more of a power-player, making him more similar to [[KingOfFighters Ralf Jones]] than Blue Mary (a grappler somewhat like Clark Still).

!!Khushnood Butt/Marco Rodriguez - ''Brazil''

A Brazilian Kyokugen-ryu practitioner who enters the tournament for the sake of advertising his dojo for new students. He was left in charge of the dojo by Ryo Sakazaki when he went training. At the end of the tournament, his dojo gets trashed anyway so he goes to look for the guy who did it.

* EightiesHair - [[FunnyAfro Frompadours]] have [[AfroAsskicker only been so badass]] [[Advertising/SegataSanshiro once before.]]
* AfroAsskicker
* BadassBeard
* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Black Brazilian-American Presumably Buddhist Or Shintoist Karateka With An Arabic/Indian-Sounding Name Who Speaks Japanese]]
* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]] - Inverted; Butt is his name in the ''American'' versions.
** [[WordOfGod This was to prevent confusion with Ricco Rodriguez, a mixed martial artist.]]
* ButNotTooBlack - Very averted. He's as black as they come and no one would have it any other way.
* ButNotTooForeign / GratuitousSpanish - Brazil's official language is Portuguese, yet Marco's name in the Japanese version is spelled the Spanish way, ending in "Z." The Portuguese version ends in "S." As for the DubNameChange, to quote AlexTrebek: [[UnfortunateName "I won't ask."]]
* CarpetOfVirility
* DoesNotLikeShoes - All official artwork depicts him barefoot. [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative All three of them!]]
* {{Expy}} - Shares [[HotBlooded quite]] [[{{Badass}} a]] [[RuleOfFunny few]] [[EightiesHair traits]] with Advertising/SegataSanshiro.
* {{Hammerspace}} - One of his winposes has him pull out a wooden panel as big as he is. Fine and dandy until [[FridgeLogic you realize the implications]] of [[WillfullyWeak him being as competent a fighter as everyone else]] [[WithMyHandsTied even though he carries several pounds of wood underneath his dogi]].
* HermitGuru - Deliberately lives and trains in a forest, away from the city, with the aforementioned bear.
* HotBlooded - Played both for laughs and seriously.
* HotBloodedSideburns - Full force.
* ImAHumanitarian - Hopefully he's joking, but the sight of Tizoc makes Marco hungry. He mistakes him for a giant poultry.
* NamesTheSame - His given name in the non-American versions is shared with [[MetalSlug someone surnamed Rossi]].
* RapidFireFisticuffs - His Zanretsuken move is a staple of Kyokugenryu Karate.
* RealMenWearPink - [[AllThereInTheManual His profile specifically mentions]] a tendency to cry while reading Disney picture books.
** One of his alternate color schemes has him wearing bright green shirt and pink pants.
* ScaryBlackMan
* {{Shotoclone}}
* SoulBrotha
* UnfortunateName - [[DubNameChange Take a wild guess.]]

!!Kim Dong Hwan - ''South Korea''

Kim Kaphwan's eldest son and Jae Hoon's brother. A slacker who uses unorthodox methods of fighting as he would prefer to hit on women than practice.

* BrilliantButLazy[=/=]CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass - He sure looks like a goofball but don't get him started...
* EmbarrassingFirstName - [[UnfortunateNames We'll let you figure it out for yourselves.]]
* HardWorkHardlyWorks - Slacks off constantly yet remains a legitimate rival for his brother.
* MulticoloredHair - Light-brown and black.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord - Made up a bunch of imaginary words and phrases on a whim, mostly from playing video games with his bro. One of them ("pompe") is actually a word... it just happens to be one from [[BilingualBonus French and Italian vocabulary]].
* {{Retcon}} - Young Dong Hwan in the anime is actually [[ShrinkingViolet more shy]] than Jae Hoon. In ''Garou'', he's the more outgoing and slacker son. Then again, Dong Hwan ''was'' a little child in the anime; he could have just grown out of his shell sooner than his brother did.
* ShockAndAwe
* TheSlacker

!!Kim Jae Hoon - ''South Korea''

Kim Kaphwan's youngest son and Dong Hwan's brother. He resembles his father in the sense that he upholds a high sense of justice (even more than Kevin, who is a cop) and often scolds his brother for not practicing.

* BattleCouple - Him and his ActionGirlfriend Sausu; both are Taekwondokas.
* CheerfulChild - In TheMovie, he was a totally adorable and outgoing little boy. While Dong Hwan started as a tiny ShrinkingViolet in said movie but grew into a cheerful slacker, Jae Hoon became more serious and focused.
* DetectEvil - Inherited his father's "justice sense."
* GenerationXerox - Played straight at first, but Jae's ending has him contemplating on if following his father 100% is the right way to go.
* HotBlooded
* InstantFanClub - Has one. Sausu herself is a part of their ranks.
* JusticeWillPrevail - LikeFatherLikeSon.
* PlayingWithFire
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* ThisIsUnforgivable - "Evil cannot be forgiven!" ("Aku wa... yurushimasen!")
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Grant (Abel Cameron) - ''USA''

Kain's best friend and most trusted bodyguard. When Kain and Grant were children, they saw a young boy who was beaten up by some older boys. The young boy didn't fight back and eventually died from the beating, thus the two adopted the philosophy of [[SocialDarwinist survival of the fittest]]. Their bond is so strong, he took a gunshot for Kain in one assassination attempt. [[SecretStabWound Despite this wound]], he's still one of the most powerful people to face against in the tournament.

* BadassCape - Look at it. ''Look at it''.
* BloodBrothers - He's sworn an oath of eternal allegiance with Kain, as seen in a special intro pose.
* BringIt - "Now show me your awesome power... show me all you have."
* CoolMask
* DealWithTheDevil - Gained the sinister power of "Ankoku Karate" through a pact with an unidentified entity.
* DeathSeeker - To a degree. Due to his [[SecretStabWound bullet wound]], Grant lives every day as if it were his last and wouldn't mind the prospect of dying in the heat of battle, as long as Kain can live on to fulfill their dreams.
* TheDragon - To Kain R. Heinlein.
* HeterosexualLifePartners - With Kain.
* IHaveManyNames - Real name Abel Cameron, usually known as Grant, also goes by the title "Martyr of Might."
* KnightTemplar - Wholeheartedly supports Kain's plan to build a better Southtown through survival of the fittest cullings.
* LightningBruiser
* ParentalSubstitute - In Kain's youth, Grant served as his father figure.
* SelfInflictedHell - An interesting detail: he hates hot places, but chooses to fight in a flame-filled underground chamber.
* [[SecretStabWound Secret Bullet Wound]] - Hides an injury he received protecting Kain, a bullet which is ''still lodged in his chest''.
* SNKBoss - Very powerful, yet is playable by using a code.
* SpiritedCompetitor
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Beef stew.
* UndyingLoyalty - To Kain.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Kain R. Heinlein - ''USA''

Geese Howard's brother-in-law and Rock Howard's uncle. He holds the Maximum Mayhem Tournament for the strong to compete against each other. He personally fights the victor in a showdown of who's the strongest. He took over Southtown after [[EvilPowerVacuum Geese's disappearance]] and, according to Rock's ending, was only following only the will of Geese. Despite this, he holds great contempt against Geese for taking away his sister though he doesn't show it often.

* AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type]] [[NobleDemon I]])
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - Though he's more balanced than his right hand man was, he has one deadly trick up his sleeve - when fighting him in arcade mode winning the first round leads to his T.O.P bar extending to ''his entire lifebar'' afterward/
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassLongcoat
* BloodBrothers - He's sworn an oath of eternal allegiance with Grant, as seen in a special intro pose.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CreepyCoolCrosses - One of his win poses has one of these, made out of his blue flames, form behind Kain.
* DarkMessiah - Kain's motive is to build a better Southtown through trial, conflict and violence.
* {{Expy}} - [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Shin]], is that you?
* GratuitousGerman - His moveset is completely written (and for the most part, [[CallingYourAttacks shouted]]) in German, with attacks like Schwarze Flamme and Schwarze Panzer leading to [[{{Mondegreen}} humorous misunderstandings]] like "Shirt Flake!" and "Shirt Hunter!"
* HeterosexualLifePartners - Him and Grant.
* LoveMakesYouEvil - [[spoiler:His sister Marie's death]] was his StartOfDarkness.
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather - Is Marie Howard's younger brother, thus making him Rock's [[EvilUncle uncle]].]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MisanthropeSupreme - Looks down upon anyone who isn't a fighter.
* TheManBehindTheMan
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules - Aside from the T.O.P. bar thing above, Kain is a charge input fighter (as in holding backward then tapping forward to use a special, a la Guile). Kain somehow doesn't seem to care while fighting you, as he can use said attacks ''while walking towards you''. Being a SNKBoss, this is ''entirely'' intentional.
** Adding to this, his moves have incredible priority, which are usually balanced out with the charging style, but since TheComputerIsACheatingBastard...
** Invoked in-game with the winquote against Kevin Rian: "Your justice and mine... You'll never understand..."
* MysteriousMiddleInitial - Could be Robert, considering [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein his partial namesake]].
* PlayingWithFire - Wields [[TechnicolorFire blue flames]] (purple in-game) similar to those of the Orochi.
* ShoutOut - Kain's name is a homage to novelist Creator/RobertAHeinlein. His first name also brings [[CainAndAbel two brothers to mind]] although he and Grant get on well.
* SNKBoss - Is playable by using a code (except in the AES version where he and Grant are immediately selectable,) but is harder to control than Grant, since many of his moves are charge attacks.
* SocialDarwinist
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Apple pie!
* TrueFinalBoss - You can only fight him (and get an ending) by meeting certain conditions.
* VillainousFriendship - Type I with Grant. Whereas the true extent of Geese and Billy's relationship has always been a bit hazy from Geese's side, Kain and Grant truly have each other's back through thick and thin.
* WarriorTherapist - Many of his win quotes [[BreakingSpeech pick at his opponent's motivations]].
* WeCanRuleTogether - To Rock Howard at the end of Rock's ending. Surprisingly enough, Rock takes the deal [[spoiler:since Kain's sister Marie was Rock's mother]].
* WickedCultured

!Characters introduced in other media ([[TheAnimeOfTheGame anime specials]] and ''[[TheMovie The Motion Picture]]'')

!!Jeff Bogard - ''USA''
->'''Original seiyuu:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka\\
'''English VA:''' DavidKaye

He is the father of Terry Bogard and Andy Bogard, and once a disciple of Tung Fu Rue. His age is not known, but he was older than his former companion Geese Howard before his death... at the hands of said former companion, who was DrivenByEnvy since he got passed up as the successor of the secret Hakkyokuseiken techniques to favor Jeff. This happened in front of Jeff's sons, who swear to get even with Geese, and this pretty much gets the ball of ''the whole Fatal Fury plot'' rolling...

* {{Badass}} - He's said to have been the one who [[spoiler:scarred Wolfgang Krauser's face]] and, in the first anime special, he was doing rather well against Geese's mooks while protecting little!Lily... until he got stabbed InTheBack and it went FromBadToWorse.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest - Terry, despite all his own badassery, feels that he'll never ever surpass his dear father.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight - Young Terry's, as shown in the intro for ''Wild Ambition''.
* DisappearedDad - Terry and Andy's. -
* FriendToAllChildren His first and only scene in the anime specials has him interacting with a bunch of local children before everything goes to Hell.
* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll - Has a history with Takuma Sakazaki from ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', though it's only referenced sparingly in ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters KOF]]''.
* PapaWolf - To Terry and Andy.

!!Lily [=McGuire=]
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/KikukoInoue

In the first anime special, she first appears a little girl whom Geese forces to get involved in the circumstances that lead to Jeff Bogard's death. Flash forward to ten years, and we see her as the "Queen of South Town," a beautiful FemmeFatale who is a part of Geese's entourage. Deep down, though, still feels guilty for the part she took in the aforementioned tragedy.

* BirdsOfAFeather - Part of the reason that her and Terry fall in love is because of the fact that they both can relate to the harshness and trials of growing up in Southtown.
* BreakTheCutie - Oh God, does she get broken...
* BrokenBird: Her self-worth never was very good, but after the tragic incident it took a massive nosedive.
* TheCameo - In ''The King of Fighters '94'', she can be seen among the crowd (and alongside Geese) in the Mexico stage.
* DecoyDamsel - To be fair it NOT by choice: not only she was a little girl, but Geese forced her to play the role to get Jeff killed.
* [[spoiler:DestinationDefenestration - How she dies. More exactly, Lily is cornered by Geese when she's about to escape with the Bogards and an injured Joe; she's right in front of a third story window, Geese unleashes a ''Reppuken'' on her, and then...]]
* FailureKnight
* FemmeFatale
* FriendToAllChildren - We see that she's not TheVamp when Terry catches her giving food, money and affection to the local street children.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl[=/=]TheTease - In her first apparition as an adult, Lily seems to be slightly drunk and also consumes some more alcohol on-screen. The truth behind her behavior, however, is much sadder and bitter.
* HighHeelFaceTurn
** LoveRedeems
** [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - More implied than anything. She's very beautiful, curvy, nicknamed the "Queen of South Town", first wears [[WomanInWhite a white dress]] with [[AbsoluteCleavage a generous cleavage]], is a part of Geese's entourage, and throws a rose in the air with the promise of spending a whole night with the man who catches it but any word similar to this trope, "TheMistress" or "HighClassCallGirl" is never directly uttered.
* InnocentFlowerGirl - Cruelly subverted, as Geese forces little!Lily to pose as one so she can distract Jeff and he can kill him.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy - [[spoiler:In one of her and Terry's spirit talks, she explicitly tells him to stop grieving for her.]]
* KillTheCutie
* PimpedOutDress - Both of the dresses she wears in the anime.
* SheIsAllGrownUp - In her first scene she's an adorable little girl. Flash-forward to ten years later, and she returns as a total babe.
* SpiritAdvisor - [[spoiler:Assumes this role for Terry after her death.]]
* SilkHidingSteel - She's soft-spoken and emotionally broken, but she won't let her few loved ones get hurt.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge - [[spoiler:Poor, ''poor'' Lily.]]
* TheTragicRose - Her life is an almost unending parade of tragedies, and as said above in her first scene tosses [[SomethingAboutARose a rose]] up in the air while promising to spend a whole night with the man who catches it. The guy who does is obviously Terry. [[spoiler:They never get to spend their night together, as right after her HighHeelFaceTurn, she's killed by her boss Geese.]]
* WomanInWhite - Was wearing a white dress in her first apparition as an adult.

!!Tony
->'''Seiyuu:''' MasamiKikuchi

In the second special, this pre-teen boy from South Town is introduced as a huge Terry fanboy. However, he catches his idol in a particularly low moment...

* CuteBruiser - Terribly subverted when he goes against Axel Hawk's assistant (who is reluctant to fight a kid, but only concedes because 1. Tony is eager to fight them so they won't trouble Terry, and 2. Axel wants them to fight to draw Terry's attention).
* FieryRedhead
* HeroWorshipper - Idolizes [[BigBrotherMentor Terry]], which leads to a subversion when Terry goes through his drunken HeroicBSOD.

!!Elsa
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/KikukoInoue

Tony's mother, who has been rasing him on her own.

* WidowWoman

!!Sulia Gaudeamus
->'''Seiyuu:''' TomoSakurai

A girl who appears in TheMovie. A young girl from a rich family with a '''huge''' secret, she escapes from her older brother Laocorn's grip and seeks for Terry and his friends's help, becoming the key to unlock a massive conspiration...

* CainAndAbel - To Laocorn.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]
* HealingHands - Her powers.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* IntimateHealing - After Terry's first fight with Jamin, his injuries are so serious that she strips down and lays with him to let her healing take full effect. Some cuddling, a YouMustBeCold moment and a bittersweet talk take place then. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Awwwwww.]]
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* MysteriousWaif
* PluckyGirl - Despite being helpless in combat, the girl keeps going on and doing her best to stop Laocorn. [[spoiler: and if she has to commit suicide to save him... she will.]]
* {{Ojou}}: Of the SpoiledSweet type.
* SecondLove - To Terry. [[spoiler:Too bad she bites it, though.]]
* ShyBlueHairedGirl - At the start, though she doesn't reach FragileFlower status.
* TheSmartGuy - Of the [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]] kind, due to her encyclopedic knowledge about Greek myths.
* TwinTelepathy - An ability that later becomes a ChekhovsSkill [[spoiler:when Sulia kills herself and de-brainwashes Laocorn through that.]]
* WaifProphet

!!Laocorn Gaudeamus
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki\\
'''Dub voice:''' MattHill

Sulia's older brother and the leader of the Gaudeamus clan. [[spoiler: Has been the SoulJar of the god Mars for some years already, after he tried to use a piece of the Armor to avenge his and Sulia's parents's murders.]] Ever since then he has been a CorruptCorporateExecutive, hell bent on world domination.

* AloofBigBrother - To his younger twin Sulia.
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession]]
* DespairEventHorizon - Hits the line first when [[spoiler:his and Sulia's parents are killed by their SmugSnake associate]], and then again when [[spoiler:Sulia commits suicide to release him from Mars]].
* FlashStep
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler:PhysicalGod]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* TwinTelepathy
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Indigo Hair]]

!!Kim Myeng Swuk
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/ShihoNiiyama

Kim's beautiful, serious and kind wife.

* PluckyGirl
* ProperLady - Beautiful, polite, soft-spoken but not an ExtremeDoormat, and extremely coolheaded when push comes to shove.
* ShesGotLegs - She's actually introduced [[MaleGaze legs first]]. (That one's justified as that particular take also included Jae Hoon, who's a very short child back then.)
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself - When Kim is being trounced by [[spoiler:Cyber Cheng]], Joe gets pissed off and decides to help; however, Terry asks Joe to not intervene because doing so would crush the faith of Myeng Swuk and (most importantly) Kim's sons. Cue to a shot of Myeng Swuk staring at her husband's fight and holding her scared kids comfortingly, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome completely focused on staying calm and on trusting Kim no matter what.]]

!!Jamin
->'''Seiyuu:''' KenjiUtsumi

One of Laocorn's tree retainers. An honorable and powerful man who happens to be on the wrong side and unable to leave.

* AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]]) - Follows Laocorn out of loyalty and honor, cares for Sulia greatly.
* BulletCatch
* TheDragon
* GracefulLoser
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* LightningBruiser - When Terry first clashes with him, Jamin is shown to have the [[SuperSpeed upper hand in the speed department]]. Terry also notes that he's as strong as Krauser, a foe whom he ''barely'' defeated.
* NobleDemon
* PlayingWithFire
* SpiritedCompetitor
* SuperStrength
* WorthyOpponent

!!Panni
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/YouInoue\\
'''VA for the dub:''' Creator/JanyseJaud

The second of Laocorn's tree retainers. A beautiful and powerful woman who sincerely loves her boss.

* AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntivillains Type I and II]]) - Was not a saint, but her love for Laocorn was very sincere and genuine.
* BarbieDollAnatomy - Averted, when her top gets cut by Lawrence Blood, we can clearly see a bit of nipple.
* DarkActionGirl- ''Very'' competent in combat.
* FemmeFatalons
* LoveMartyr - To Laocorn.
* MakingASplash - [[TheWorfEffect You never had a chance, Laurence]].
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Hauer
->'''Seiyuu:''' Creator/ShowHayami\\
'''VA for the dub:''' Creator/PaulDobson

The third of Laocorn's tree retainers, as well as the most amoral. Has a VillainousCrush on Mai.

* BlowYouAway
** RazorWind
* CaptainErsatz - Of Vega from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''.
* ClothingDamage - Inflicts this on Mai when they first face-off. Luckily, her trademark outfit is underneath, but there's a brief nip-slip for all of you perverts.
* CoolMask
** [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
* TheFightingNarcissist
* SmugSnake
* StalkerWithACrush - For Mai.
* {{Yandere}} - For Mai.
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