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Characters: Fatal Fury
The characters of Fatal Fury are listed here.

Characters are listed by game of introduction.

Characters introduced in Fatal Fury: King of Fighters

Terry Bogard - USA

Seiyuu: Kazukiyo Nishikiori (for the animated features), Tsutomu Kashiwakura (young Terry, first anime special), Satoshi Hashimoto (Fatal Fury 3 onwards, King of Fighters '95 onwards)

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 (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.

Andy Bogard - USA

Seiyuu: Jun Hashimoto, Keiichi Nanba (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.

Joe Higashi - Japan

Seiyuu: Katsuhisa Namase, Nobuyuki Hiyama (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, well...

Duck King - USA

Seiyuu for The Movie: Yuji Mitsuya
Dub voice for The Movie: Matt Hill

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

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).

  • The Cameo - Showed up as a playable character (for the first time ever) in The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2.
  • Chef of Iron - He owns a cafe, and is often seen tending at a bar.
  • Dance Battler - His fighting style is Capoeira. He was the first fighting game character to use it.
  • Demoted to Extra - 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.
  • Retired Badass - Passed the torch to Bob.
  • Unexpected Character - 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.

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.

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.

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.

Billy Kane - England

Seiyuu: Daiki Nakamura (for the first anime special)
Dub voice: Paul Dobson (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. Only his sister is closer to him.

Geese Howard - USA

Seiyuu: Hidekatsu Shibata (in the anime special and The Movie)

The Big Bad. Formerly the Chief of Police for Southtown (as seen in Art of Fighting 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.

Characters introduced in Fatal Fury 2 and Fatal Fury Special

Mai Shiranui - Japan

Seiyuu: Kotono Mitsuishi (in the anime specials)
Dub voice: Lisa Ann Beley (for The Movie, 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 lack thereof). Her main mode of attack are folding fans she carries.

Kim Kaphwan - South Korea

Seiyuu: Daiki Nakamura (in the anime specials and in The Movie)
Dub voice: David Kaye (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.

Jubei Yamada - Japan

Seiyuu: Joji Yanami (in the anime)

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

Cheng Sinzan - Taiwan

Seiyuu: 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.

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.

Laurence Blood - Spain

Seiyuu: Kōji Totani (for the anime)

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

Wolfgang Krauser - Germany

Seiyuu: Hirotaka Suzuoki (in the anime special)
Dub voice: Paul Dobson (in the anime special. And he actually makes Krauser sound German.)

The well-known and respected Earl of Stolheim in Germany 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.

Ryo Sakazaki/Mr. Karate - Japan

Guest Fighter from the Art of Fighting 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).

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.

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.

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.

Hon Fu - Hong Kong

Seiyuu: Toshiyuki Morikawa 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.

  • Arch-Enemy - To Yamazaki. This carries onto the Capcom vs. SNK series, where Hon Fu joins up with Chun-Li to bust Yamazaki and cameos in her intro pose with Yamazaki in CvS1 and CvS2.
    • Fridge Logic: One wonders why he doesn't have the same intro pose with Yamazaki and Kim, considering that in the Fatal Fury-verse they're rather good friends...
  • Bruce Lee Clone - Subverted. He has the nunchaku and trademark high-pitched Kiai, but he takes more pages from Jackie Chan.
  • Butt Monkey - He's prone to slapstick misfortune, and we laugh at it.
  • Expy - Of Jackie Chan.
  • Groin Attack - Hilariously, not to his enemy, but to himself. If you use his nunchaku Spam Attack and not keep pressing the button, he'll instead hit his own crotch with his nunchaku.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Justice Will Prevail - He's a Super Cop. 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.
  • The Worf Effect - In-story, when you go fight Yamazaki with Kim in Fatal Fury 3, he has already curb-stomped Hon Fu.

Sokaku Mochizuki - Japan

Seiyuu: Kouji Ishii

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.

Ryuji Yamazaki - Japan

Seiyuu: Kouji Ishii

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.

Jin Chonshu - China

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.

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.

Characters introduced in Real Bout Fatal Fury Special: Dominated Mind

Alfred - USA

Seiyuu: Hiro Yuki

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.

White - England

Seiyuu: Keiji Fujiwara 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.

Characters introduced in Real Bout Fatal Fury 2

Li Xiangfei - USA

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

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.

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.

  • Ascended Extra - Only for this game. Makes a cameo latter as one of the Lillien Knights under B. Jenet's service.
  • Shout-Out - 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.

Tsugumi Sendo - Japan

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

Characters introduced in Garou: Mark of the Wolves

Rock Howard - USA

Seiyuu: Eiji Takemoto (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 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.

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 Attention Whore. (When she runs, she waves.)

Gato - Unknown (implied to be Japan)

Seiyuu: Kouji Ishii

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

Hotaru Futaba - Japan

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

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, he retires but comes back anyway after he caught a glimpse of a young fan who admires him.

Freeman - England

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

  • Bare Your Midriff - His outfit can be described as Benimaru Goes Goth.
  • Black Cloak - During his introduction.
  • Blood Knight - Obsessed with the concept of death to an almost comical degree.
  • Evil Albino
  • Evil Redhead
  • The Faceless - His face is never shown (and is hidden 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.
  • Gory Discretion Shot - One of his DM/SDMs, Creeping Death, has him viciously attacking his opponent in the dark.
  • Mad Artist - He thinks of granting someone a "beautiful death" as doing his victims a great service.
  • Maniacal Laugh
  • Mistaken Identity - He's extremely reminiscent of Iori Yagami from The King of Fighters.
    • Hilariously, Iori's new moveset in XII has fans now claiming Iori to be an Expy of Freeman.
  • Never Found the Body - He's shot by SWAT teams in his ending and falls into a river, his fate never revealed.
  • Serial Killer
  • Shout-Out - Not only does his fighting style resemble that of Mature and Vice, he also follows their tradition of naming his attacks after heavy metal bands.
  • Wolverine Claws - 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 survival of the fittest. Their bond is so strong, he took a gunshot for Kain in one assassination attempt. Despite this wound, he's still one of the most powerful people to face against in the tournament.

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 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.

Characters introduced in other media (anime specials and The Motion Picture)

Jeff Bogard - USA

Original seiyuu: Unshō Ishizuka
English VA: David Kaye

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 Driven by Envy 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...

Lily McGuire

Seiyuu: Kikuko Inoue

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 Femme Fatale who is a part of Geese's entourage. Deep down, though, still feels guilty for the part she took in the aforementioned tragedy.

  • Birds of a Feather - 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.
  • Break the Cutie - Oh God, does she get broken...
  • Broken Bird: Her self-worth never was very good, but after the tragic incident it took a massive nosedive.
  • The Cameo - In The King of Fighters '94, she can be seen among the crowd (and alongside Geese) in the Mexico stage.
  • Decoy Damsel - 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.
  • Destination Defenestration - 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...
  • Failure Knight
  • Femme Fatale
  • Friend to All Children - We see that she's not The Vamp when Terry catches her giving food, money and affection to the local street children.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl/The Tease - 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.
  • High Heel-Face Turn
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold - More implied than anything. She's very beautiful, curvy, nicknamed the "Queen of South Town", first wears a white dress with 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, "The Mistress" or "High-Class Call Girl" is never directly uttered.
  • Innocent Flower Girl - Cruelly subverted, as Geese forces little!Lily to pose as one so she can distract Jeff and he can kill him.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy - In one of her and Terry's spirit talks, she explicitly tells him to stop grieving for her.
  • Kill the Cutie
  • Pimped-Out Dress - Both of the dresses she wears in the anime.
  • She Is All Grown Up - In her first scene she's an adorable little girl. Flash-forward to ten years later, and she returns as a total babe.
  • Spirit Advisor - Assumes this role for Terry after her death.
  • Silk Hiding Steel - She's soft-spoken and emotionally broken, but she won't let her few loved ones get hurt.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge - Poor, poor Lily.
  • The Tragic Rose - Her life is an almost unending parade of tragedies, and as said above in her first scene tosses 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. They never get to spend their night together, as right after her High Heel-Face Turn, she's killed by her boss Geese.
  • Woman in White - Was wearing a white dress in her first apparition as an adult.

Tony

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...

  • Cute Bruiser - 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).
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Hero-Worshipper - Idolizes Terry, which leads to a subversion when Terry goes through his drunken Heroic BSOD.

Elsa

Seiyuu: Kikuko Inoue

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

Sulia Gaudeamus

Seiyuu: Tomo Sakurai

A girl who appears in The Movie. 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...

Laocorn Gaudeamus

Seiyuu: Shinichiro Miki
Dub voice: Matt Hill

Sulia's older brother and the leader of the Gaudeamus clan. Has been the Soul Jar 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 Corrupt Corporate Executive, hell bent on world domination.

Kim Myeng Swuk

Kim's beautiful, serious and kind wife.

Jamin

Seiyuu: Kenji Utsumi

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

Panni

Seiyuu: You Inoue
VA for the dub: Janyse Jaud

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

Hauer

Seiyuu: Show Hayami
VA for the dub: Paul Dobson

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


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