Characters / Fatal Fury

The characters of Fatal Fury are listed here.

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Fatal Fury: King of Fighters

    Terry Bogard - USA 
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Voiced by: note 

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 
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Voiced by: note 

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.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job - The first anime special gives him blue hair instead of blond.
  • Always Second Best: To his older brother, Terry. Andy has lost every time they've competed, despite having studied Koppo Ken and Shiranui ninjitsu. By Mark of the Wolves, he's finally made peace with the fact that Terry's skills exceed his own.
  • Best Friend: Of Joe Higashi. Moreso in the anime adaptations, where they're stated to be sparring partners.
  • Bishōnen - Especially in the anime.
  • Celibate Hero - He knows Mai is crazy for him, but his overall behavior is more of a Big Brother Instinct.
    • Andy pretty much sees this as a Like Brother and Sister 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 epic asskicking of Laurence for harming her), but this is finally averted in The Movie, where they actually share a kiss after Andy trounces Hauer and Mai finishes Panni.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation - 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.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Despite training extensively in two martial arts forms, Terry still surpasses him through natural talent, resulting from years of surviving on the streets of South Town.
  • Ki Attacks
  • McNinja - A highly visible one at that. Sure, white does work as camouflage especially in snow, but what need is there for stealth in a Fighting Game?
  • The Rival - 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.
  • Ship Tease: With Mai in the anime. The games make it more one-sided.
  • Shoto Clone: His moveset is the closest to a traditional Shoto's.
    • Kamehame Hadoken: Hisho Ken is his standard projectile, which travels full screen. Whereas the HDM version requires him use it in close quarters.
    • Hurricane Kick: Reppa Dan is an arcing kick that can be used to travel across screen and doubles as his secondary anti-air attack. Cho Reppa Dan is the flaming HDM variant.
    • Shoryuken: Similarly named, "Shoryudan," though it looks more like Kyo's 118 Shiki Orochi, minus the flames.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive guy to Terry's manly man.
  • Will They or Won't They? - His Real Bout 2 ending pokes fun at this.

    Joe Higashi - Japan 
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Voiced by: note 

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...


  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's antagonistic towards King in the KOF series, often by flaunting his Bantam Weight championship belt in front her; knowing she isn't allowed to compete for itnote  because of her gender. And adds insult to injury in KOF XIII by calling her Nak Muay style "fake".
  • Anime Hair: Joe's hair is basically a bunch of spikes, which have steadily grown taller with each new game.
  • Arrogant Muay Thai Guy
  • The Big Guy: To the Bogard brothers, of course. As you can see, his might can't go wrong hoisting an alligator over his head.
  • Blow You Away: "Hurricane Upper" is one of his signature specials, resulting in a mini-tornado that travels across screen. In later games, it's supplemented by his "Double Hurricane," while the "Exploding Hurricane" is a finisher that has to be manually linked from the final hit of his Tiger Talon HDM.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: While the Bogard brothers are typically reserved, Joe is the good-natured braggart of their group.
  • Butt-Monkey: Zigzagged.
    • Joe wasn't always loveless, until the anime adaptations characterized him as being unlucky when it came to women. In the game series itself, however, Joe briefly dated Billy Kane's kid sister, Lily (during the Real Bout saga). But in the King of Fighters series, Billy has prevented Joe from seeing her.
    Joe: Aren't you Lily's big brother?
    • The trend continues in some of their team endings, such as KOF XIII where Mary and Mai show up to congratulate Terry and Andy on their victory. But Joe gets hugged by the loony fan he rescued in the previous game.
  • Characterization Marches On - In the first two games, Joe was relatively laid-back and reserved. It wasn't until the anime specials (complete with Nobuyuki Hiyama's trademark fiery passion) that Joe evolved into the guy we know today. This characterization has stuck ever since 3.
  • Demoted to Extra: Since the KOF series started, he's gone further and further into the background.
  • Hot-Blooded:
  • I Shall Taunt You: Big time, usually by mooning his opponent, or poking out his tonuge at them. In King's case, he does it by flaunting his championship belt at her at the start of the match.
  • Martial Arts Headband - With the Japanese flag on it.
  • Out of Focus: He's absent during Mark of the Wolves and for several installments of the King of Fighters, where his spot is usually filled by Tizoc.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: While an impressive fighter in his own right, his skills (and Andy's) pale in comparison to those such as Terry and Rock Howard.
  • Playing with Fire: Joe's signature finish is his "Screw Upper": a standing uppercut that results in a massive flame tornado, but it's stationary unlike his standard hurricane. In later games, he tops it with his Twin Tornado HDM, which spawns two of them at once; one on each side!
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Which perfectly describes Joe's TNT punch, though it lacks the vacuum effect of Ryo Sakazaki's "Zanretsuken".

    Duck King - USA 
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Voiced by: note 

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.


  • Anime Hair: He's easily recognized by his blonde and blue striped mohawk.
  • But Not Too Black: Though it didn't become apparent till Real Bout.
  • Cool Pet: His pet, P-Chan, the adorable chick that copies Duck's every move. (Not to be confused with the other P-Chan).
  • Cool Shades: Duck is never seen without his trademark blue rayban sunglasses.
  • Dance Battler: His fighting style is based entirely on breakdancing, from his idle animations (which usually has him either juking in place, or pop-locking), to his more devasting attacks such as his "Space Cowboy" HDM, where he generates a miniature storm by windmill kicking his opponent.
  • Fingerless Gloves:
  • Fun Personified: Duck isn't in it for the money, the KOF Tournament simply gives him a venue to show off his dance moves and promote his club.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: In the anime adaptations, he's friends with the Bogard brothers and Joe, but he's also shown to be on good terms with Billy Kane. The third film even has a scene where he invites Billy to hang around his new nightclub. Billy accepts the invite and congratulates Duck on the opening.
    Duck King: "Hey, Billy. Long time, no see."
    Billy: (making peace sign) "Nice place you got here, Ducky."
    Duck King: "Thanks, man. It's my grand opening. Why not hang around and check it out?"
    Billy: "Right. I think I will."
  • Head Pet: His pet ducklings ride on his hair.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The only time you'll see a frown on his face is when he loses. Though, in later games, he simply shrugs it off.
  • Race Lift: He was clearly white in the first game.

    Richard Meyer - Brazil 
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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 an unplayable opponentnote  in the first game, relegated to dozens of cameo appearances before appearing, fully playable 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: Subverted. While he's the earliest known Capoeira practitioner in fighting games, the limits in technology at the time made his character movements stiff and awkward looking. By the third game, technology had improved enough to allow Bob to more accurately portray the fluidity associated with the style.
  • 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: He's the instructor for Bob Wilson.
  • Retired Badass: From Fatal Fury 3 onwards, which introduced his student, Bob Wilson. Which leaves Meyer free to manage the Pao Pao Cafe full-time.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Only seen during Bob's endings in Fatal Fury 3 and Real Bout, where Richard now dresses as a bartender.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't wear one as long as he's in the ring.
  • The Worf Effect: The first anime film briefly plays up his credentials during his bout with Terry, who basically shrugs off all of his attacks. One Rising Tackle (and as many seconds) later, Richard was KO'd.

    Michael Max - USA 
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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 
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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 
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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.


  • Alternate Company Equivalent: He became one to Street Fighter: Alpha's Adon, when Capcom retroactively adapted Hwa's unhinged antagonism towards Joe by having Adon be insane and hostile toward Sagat. Adon also developed a similar laugh and his moves became jaguar themed like Hwa's.
  • Arrogant Muay Thai Guy
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After years of antagonism, he finally buried the hatchet with Joe. However, he hasn't given up on trying to defeat him. The difference being that now he's motivated by sportsmanship.
  • Demoted to Extra: Makes cameos around Joe, but never gets to fight again until his ascension to The King of Fighters XIII.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: He was initially a pallet swap of Joe (except bald), but was eventually given his own character sprite and separate moves to further distinguish him from Joe.
  • Drunken Master
  • Evil Counterpart: To Joe, in the earlier parts of the series. In the original game, they share nearly the exact same moveset with two exceptions: Hwa doesn't have a projectile, but he has a drunken mode is unique to him.
  • The Rival: To Joe Higashi, ever since Joe defeated him for the Bantam Weight championship title. The third anime film finally gives him his long-awaited rematch. But after taking punishing blows form Hwa for over a minute, Joe drops him in the opening round with a single well placed Tiger Kick.
  • Super Mode: Activated by drinking from his gourd. In the original game, it would trigger automatically once his health meter dipped below half. Later installments require the player to trigger it themselves, though it requires sufficient super meter to use. Hwa gains huge buffs to his speed and attack power, but he's unable to block until the effect wears off.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss
  • Walking Shirtless Scene

    Raiden/Big Bear - Australia 
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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 
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Voiced by: note 

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.


  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: In the King of Fighters series, Billy is the reason Joe's relationship with Lily has seemingly ground to a halt. It's mainly due to Joe helping the Bogards to oppose his boss, but also because Billy thinks Joe is a playboy.
  • No Smoking: His one pet peeve. He wears the sign on the back of his jacket and will knock the block off of anyone who blows smoke in his face. The only exception to this rule would seem to be Geese.
  • Nice Bandanna
  • Playing with Fire: All of his DM and HDM techs ignite his staff to deal insane amounts of damage. In certain installments, several of his standard specials also set his opponent ablaze when they connect.
    • Ring of Fire: His "Salamander" HDM has him rapidly spin his staff to generate a flame ring before he flings it across screen. If done while his opponent is trapped in a corner, the spinning portion juggles them for additional damage.
  • Punny Name: Subverted. His last name isn't pronounced "cane" (like the weapon he uses), but "kon" or "kaan".
  • The Rival: Who it applies to varies between the games themselves and the anime adaptations.
    • In the game series, his beef is with Terry because he defeated Billy during the semi-finals of the original game. Doubly so, since Terry went on to defeat Geese and was responsible for his deathnote .
    • The anime changed it by having Andy be the one to defeat Billy. Despite this, their resulting rivalry is downplayed since Billy never gets his chance to settle the score with him. Instead, Andy is challenged by Laurence Blood and Pauer in the second and third films respectively.
  • Shirtless Scene - Somewhat. He wears a jacket, but no shirt underneath.
  • Shout-Out - His original appearance was similar to former British pro wrestler Dynamite Kid. His redesign in the Real Bout series has Billy looking like Axl Rose (only without long hair).
  • Simple Staff
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head - Aside from his bandanna, he wore a Union Jack shirt in 2/Special.
  • The Worf Effect - He gets his ass kicked a lot by up-and-coming villains.

    Geese Howard - USA 
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Voiced by:: note 

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.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Terry Bogard for the murder of his adopted father, Jeff Bogard. Whereas Geese has been out for revenge against Terry ever since his defeat.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the head of the Howard Connection for a reason: because he has extensive underworld connections and influence among South Town's top politicians and law enforcement. And he's capable of channel vast amounts of Ki to supplement his mastery of both Hyakyoku Seiken and Kubojutsu.
  • 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 Boast: "The immortal Geese is about to show you to a very hot place, indeed."
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: First seen during his cameo appearance in Art of Fighting 2 and, later, in the opening animation for Fatal Fury 3 which shows him in a different suit (a brown one with a red necktie).
  • Barbarian Long Hair: In his younger years.
  • Battle Aura: As Nightmare Geese.
  • Cigar Chomper
  • Coat Cape - Few video game characters can rock the Coat Cape quite as well as Geese. He combines this with Badass Armfold 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.
  • Difficult, but Awesome - His Raging Storm command has an unusual series of inputs consisting of going from down-back then to a half-circle back (so from forward to back) and then finishing with a down-forward. The Fan Nickname for this is the "Pretzel" because the easiest way to do it is to go from down-back then to up-forward before going to the half-circle back motion and then going one direction past (up-back) before finishing at down-forward, which forms a pretzel-pattern. However it's a good all-purpose reversal and anti-air move so mastery of the motion is necessary for a good Geese player.
  • Disney Villain Death - The first time he's knocked off of Geese Tower by Terry, he gets better. The second? Er, not so much.
  • The Dreaded: For most of South Town, Geese is essentially the Big Bad Wolf. He can ruin lives through his various criminal connections, or take lives by ordering the hit. Worse, he might decide do it himself and he's likely to get away with it, since the most of the city's police force are in his pocket.
  • Embarrassing First Name: And he'll still kick your ass.
  • Evil Laugh: And he goes plum crazy when you beat him as Nightmare Geese in Real Bout Special.
  • Executive Suite Fight: Most of his matches take place in his office.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a nasty scar on his back from the survival of his first fall. He also has a gaping wound across his chest, though the cause of it is uncertain. Initially, it was implied to have been inflicted by Krauser, when they were teenagersnote . But during The Motion Picture, Geese attributes the wound to his fight with Terry and implies that it was his Burn Knuckle that left the wound in his chest.
  • Go Out with a Smile: 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.
  • Ki Attacks
  • Know When to Fold 'Em/Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Invoked at the conclusion of his match against Ryo Sakazaki, in Art of Fighting 2. Geese was losing and fled before Ryo could claim his revenge,note  by finishing him off with his Haoh Shoko Ken.
  • Leitmotif/Bootstrapped Theme: Geese Howard's theme, from game to game. So far he's had a kiss, soy sauce, a stiff neck, a nightmare, and now mustard.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Geese's connection to Mr. Big was first mentioned in the Takara version of Art of Fighting for the SNES, and revealed he was actually the one responsible for ordering Yuri Sakazaki's abduction. This wasn't shown in the arcade version, which ended on a cliff-hanger. But the intro of AOF2 made it official by canonizing the Takara ending almost verbatim.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Geese portrays the image of a corrupt politician: from neatly pressed corporate attire, lavish penthouse suites, to regularly being chauffeured around in black limousines.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Kong Kuwata, Geese's game Seiyuu, is a Gospel singer.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Survived two falls from his tower before the third one that stuck. Or did it?
  • Occidental Otaku - 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.
  • Parental Abandonment - Rock loathes the man not only for abandoning him and his wife Marie, but for turning down his pleas to save his mom the very night that she died. Ironically, Geese hates his father for 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.
  • Say My Name - Gets this a lot from the Bogard Bros. Luckily, Rock and Kain don't get a chance to join in.
  • Schrödinger's Cast - He's dead here, alive in The King of Fighters, and dead again in KOF: Maximum Impact.
  • Shirtless Scene: From Special onwards, Geese never wore the top of his dogi, arguably thrusting him into the land of Walking Shirtless Scene.
  • Shock and Awe - His Raimei Gouha Nage special throw and his Thunder Break super.
  • SNK Boss - Trope Namer and one of the two main Trope Codifiers.
  • The Syndicate - Howard Connection is this, although Geese fools the people by using his seemingly benevolent actions and the police force as a front.
  • Trademark Favorite Food - Rare steak.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real - The fight against Nightmare Geese is heavily implied to be one big nightmare. That doesn't stop him from being a nightmare of the other variety, though.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Back - For his first appearance only, the American flag was plastered onto the back of Geese's dogi.

Fatal Fury 2 and Fatal Fury Special

    Mai Shiranui - Japan 
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Voiced by: note 

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 modes of attack are the folding fans she carries.


  • Action Girl <- -> Faux Action Girl - 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 (except for her fight with Panni, where Mai brutally curbstomps and kills her with a single but very well-timed and placed Chou Hisatsu Shinobibachi. About time, dammit).
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Has brown or black hair in the games; red in the anime.
    • Her hair in her Real Bout Special ending is purple.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: 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.
  • Ass Kicks You: Her Wild Cherry attack.
  • Clothing Damage: A bit in the second anime special, much more in The Movie.
  • Combat Hand Fan: She is known of using folding paper fans in combat.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Hokutomaru, apparently (he refers to her as "Mai-neechan" aka "sister Mai"). She also plays this role to Sulia in The Movie.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her personality fits perfectly, but she only has red hair in the anime.
  • Flanderization: She wasn't as obsessed with Andy in the early games as she was in later installments. Word of God even jokes about this, as they say that as of Garou she's probably still looking for Andy.
  • Fartillery: In Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, her Gekka-Midare-Botan becomes this. Keep in mind, it's still a fiery explosion.
  • Jiggle Physics: She was probably the first video game character to ever do it.
  • Hammerspace: Where she keeps all of her fans.
  • Hartman Hips: The width of her hips varies according to her character sprite in each game, but her official art shows she's got 'em regardless. Most notably in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum and the upcoming SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (seen here and here).
  • Hello, Nurse!: Gets reactions from several male characters, especially in Fatal Fury 3.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: It'd be near impossible for anyone to not notice her, given the ample size of her boobs along with what little she's wearing. To quote Ryu from CvS: Chaos:
    Ryu: (incredulously) "NINJA?! Lady, people can see YOU coming from a mile away!"
  • Hopeless Suitor: In the Fatal Fury series, Andy maintained a platonic relationship with Mai out of respect for his ninja master, because she's his granddaughter. Mai persisted, despite her frustrations, in hopes that he'd eventually come around. It finally happened in KOF XIV, by having them officially become a couple - after more than 20 years.
  • Master of Disguise: Not often dwelt upon, but it's apparently part of her kunoichi skill set, as several of her intros and win poses depict her performing Instant Costume Changes. She even playfully disguises herself as Chun-Li during their shared pre-fight intro in Capcom Vs SNK 2.
  • Mondegreen: During Mai's standard winpose, she says "Nippon Ichi!" But to English fans, it sounds like she's saying "Me bouncy!" instead.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Initially averted by her earlier appearances, which were modest by design. Later games steadily increased her breast size and filled out her figure, while her outfit became progressively skimpier.
    • It was her depiction in the anime adaptations that solidified it, by further increasing her breast size, their bounciness, and by making her outfit even more revealing than it already was. All of which lead to several brief nipple slips, groping (by Jubei Yamada), and the third film gave her a Shower Scene, for good measure.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Averted in the anime movie. There are brief nip-slips that can be seen if one looks hard enough.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Plucky Girl: Always cheerful and stubborn in the face of danger, loneliness, etc.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: KOF flanderized her character to the point that she literally fights half naked. In most games, no one comments on it. But XIII finally subverts it by having the majority of the cast point out the indecency of what little she's wearing. Mai's reaction varies between trying to explain that it's the traditional garb worn by the women of the Shiranui Ninja Clan, to being insulted.
  • She's Got Legs: They don't get as much attention compared to her chest, but she has thick thighs. It's mainly seen in her official character art and her character sprites in the Real Bout saga and Capcom vs SNK 2.
  • Sideboob: With breasts that size barely hidden behind strips of cloth, it's a wonder how they don't pop out entirely.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Everyone knows she only has eyes for Andy, 'cuz she won't shut up about it much to the annoyance of her friends.
  • Stripperiffic: From the moment she joined the KOF roster, but the anime exaggerated it much further, and the spinoff games also ran with it.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Mai is supposed to be one (or at least believes to be), and to her credit, she tries hard. 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 The King Of Fighters: KYO during one of Kyo and Yuki's dates.

    Kim Kaphwan - South Korea 
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Voiced by: note 

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 
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Voiced by: note 

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


  • Dirty Old Man - Entered the King of Fighters tournament to get noticed by girls. While he molests and spies on Mai, most of the time girls seem to have no trouble hanging around him.
  • Improbable Weapon User - Throws rice crackers at you. And they hurt.
  • Old Master - When he's not peeping on Mai, he gives out useful info to the heroes.
  • Put on a Bus - But kept making cameos around Mai.

    Cheng Sinzan - Taiwan 
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Voiced by: note 

A Taiwanese 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 
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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 
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Voiced by: note 

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


    Wolfgang Krauser - Germany 
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Voiced by: note 

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 
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Guest Fighter from the Art of Fighting series, where he serves as the main protagonist. 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).


Fatal Fury 3

    "Blue" Mary Ryan - USA 
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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 
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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.


  • Alternate Company Equivalent: He is SNK's answer to Dee Jay, given their similarities when it comes to being cheerful musicians.
  • The Apprentice: To Richard Meyer.
  • Blow You Away: Several of his standard specials are wind based kicks and his first HDM generates a mini-cyclone around his body.
  • Dance Battler:.
  • Pretty Boy: With a smile!
  • Superior Successor: In terms of gameplay, both his form and his fighting ability is leagues above Meyer's. Bob even takes over his role as the series' resident Capoeirista from Fatal Fury 3 onwards, limiting Meyers to only making cameo appearances.
  • Theme Naming: All of his attacks tend to have animal name motifs (Wild Wolf, Bison's Horn, Lynx's Fang, Rolling Turtle, Hornet Attack, Dangerous Wolf).

    Franco Bash - USA 
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An Italian-American former kickboxing Super Heavyweight champion whose great strength is matched only by his big heart. Having retired from kickboxing, he was working as an airplane mechanic in Southtown when his son was kidnapped by Yamazaki to draw him into the battle for Jin's secret scrolls. In Real Bout, he resolves to make a comeback, with his wife's blessing.


    Hon Fu - Hong Kong 
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Voiced by: note 

An eccentric police officer from Hong Kong and an old friend of Cheng Sinzan. Though klutzy and a little headstrong, he is diligent and popular among his colleagues. His pursuit of Yamazaki brought him to Southtown and the battle for the scrolls. His weapon of choice is a pair of nunchaku, which are set ablaze during some of his special moves.


  • 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.
  • Bruce Lee Clone - Subverted. He has the nunchaku and trademark high-pitched Kiai, but he takes more pages from Jackie Chan.
  • Butt-Monkey - Hon-Fu is prone to slapstick misfortune, from jump-kicking through windows and subsequently faceplanting or hitting himself in the head or crotch to setting his posterior on fire in the fake version of his flaming uppercut move.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass - His kindly demeanour and streak of bad luck notwithstanding, he is a master of Northern Style Kung-Fu and the nunchaku.
  • Expy - Of Jackie Chan.
  • Fighting with Chucks
  • Flanderization - While he was always somewhat clumsy and quirky, he gradually turned into an out-and-out goofball, culminating with his Real Bout 2 P.Power attack: he hits the ground with his nunchaku, causing an explosion which leaves his clothes singed and him with a dumbfounded expression.
  • Groin Attack - Unusually and hilariously enough, it is not directed towards his opponent, but rather towards himself. Should you use his Honoo no Taneba and neglect to keep pressing the A button, Hon-Fu will accidentally hit himself in the crotch, then jump up and down in pain while covering it with his hands. As a Real Bout Special FAQ put it, "Stop pressing to hit dick."
  • The Klutz
  • 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. And Kim isn't a police officer.
  • The Worf Effect - When Terry, Andy or Joe faces Yamazaki for the second time in Fatal Fury 3, he has already curb-stomped Hon-Fu.

    Sokaku Mochizuki - Japan 
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Voiced by: note 

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 
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Voiced by: note 

An unhinged, murderous Yakuza, hired by the Jin brothers to look for the Jin Scrolls while serving as their bodyguard. Fighting with a self-taught version of Okinawan karate, he also carries a large knife and won't hesitate to use it. ''The King of Fighters '97'' reveals that he possesses the blood of the Orochi, which explains a lot.


  • A Handful for an Eye: Subverted; One of his moves involves him kicking sand/dirt into his opponent's face.
  • Animal Motifs - The snake, as seen during his Sadomaso tongue-flicking taunt.
  • Ax-Crazy
  • Bloody Murder - After a fashion. His secret 5th level of his Drill super has Yamazaki throwing multiple Double Return projectiles, which makes it look like he is spraying his opponents with his blood.
  • The Bus Came Back: He finally makes his return as a DLC character in KOF XIV.
  • Catch and Return - One of his specials consists of grabbing energy projectile attacks and then nonchalantly flinging them back at the opponent at breakneck speed.
  • Chekhov's Gunman - 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.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In the King Of Fighters games. He hasn't appeared since KOF 2003, and no real explanation has been given as to where or why he's gone. He does return in KOF XIV, however.
  • Coat Cape - His pre-battle intro has him standing in front of his opponent with a fine fur coat draped over his shoulders. He then walks away from his opponent and discards it as he takes his position for the start of the match.
  • Combat Sadomasochist - One of his moves is even named Sadomaso. He taunts by sticking out his tongue, and if he is hit, he takes no damage but instead counters with a vicious attack of his own.
  • Dark and Troubled Past - Aside from the above, 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.
  • The Dragon: His boss is Jin Chonshu in Fatal Fury 3.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Turns down Yashiro's offer to join the Hakkeshu. Besides, if Orochi destroys everything, there'd be nobody for Yamazaki to fight against.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • 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 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 grabbing and tossing opponents using his mouth. YMMV on what version is the most appealing.
  • Fur and Loathing - Just look at that pimp coat.
  • Hunk
  • The Insomniac: He apparently has no problem staying awake for up to three days at a time.
  • Knife Nut
  • Maniacal Laugh - With excessive drooling/foaming at the mouth.
  • Multicolored Hair
  • Played for Laughs - His Snake Arm move is seen as a high-speed bitch slap.
  • Psycho for Hire
  • Rubber Man
  • Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty - Combat Pragmatist turned Up to Eleven. He kicks sand in his opponents' eyes and stomps on their crotches... repeatedly. If that doesn't do it, he'll bring out his foot-long knife.
    • Drill. Brutal with a capital, italicized, and bolded B.
    • His Guillotine super also involves him dragging his opponent across the ground. (and in some cases, he ends it by repeatedly stomping and kicking them)
  • Whip It Good: His trademark Snake Arm attack, which might as well be a variation of the Flicker Jab.
  • With My Hands Tied - Always keeps one hand his pockets... unless he's stabbing you to death with his knife.

    Jin Chonshu - China 
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Voiced by: note 

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.


  • Affably Evil: In Fatal Fury 3 and Real Bout. He drops the act starting in Special.
  • Big Bad: of Fatal Fury 3. This is also one of the two members of a Big Bad Ensemble in Real Bout Fatal Fury with the other competing Big Bad being Geese Howard.
  • Bilingual Bonus/It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Their names are written in Japanese in a more broken-form of Chinese, though the real ways to say his name are as follows:
    • Chinese/pinyin: Qin Chongxiu (Chee-n Choh-ng-she-oh).
    • Japanese/on'yomi: Shin Suushuu (also a case of Spell My Name with an "S" via the final part of his name having an extended vowel via the spelling "Chonshuu").
  • Blue Oni: In stark defiance to his choice of color, Chonshu is the calmer, more easy going of the pair, at least outwardly.
  • Chinese People
  • Divergent Character Evolution: The pair get more and more different properties and moves as time goes on.
  • The Dreaded: It's implied during his ending in Fatal Fury 3 and Neo Geo Battle Colosseum, that if the Jin Twins were to ever reawaken as their "true selves", that Chonshu would actually be the worst of the two.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: ...and sounds like one too. To this day, there are gamers who still believe that Chonshu is really a girl. The fact that he wears eyeliner, while some of his official art also shows him with lipstick, further confuses the issue.
  • Guyliner: In red, from his upper eyelashes, to the corners of her eyes.
  • Final Boss: Of Fatal Fury 3, unless you've met the necessary criteria to face Chonrei.
  • Harmful to Minors: His backstory.
  • Immortality Seeker: This is one of the reasons he is looking for the Jin scrolls.
  • Power Floats: Seen during his victory pose, where he levitates and snickers at his opponent.
  • Powers via Possession: His power comes from his ancestor's spirit possessing him. He is seeking the Jin scrolls to unlock his and his brother's possessing spirits for more power.
  • Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: So long as the Jin Scrolls remain sealed, that is...
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Chonrei's Manly Man.
  • Shoto Clone: Both he and and brother, though they lack an equivalent of a Hurricane Kick.
  • Teleport Spam: His forward and backdash animations causes him to teleport, as do several of his special attacks.
  • Twin Telepathy
  • Unflinching Walk: If you simply hold forward, he casually (albeit, still menacingly) stalks up to his opponent.

    Jin Chonrei - China 
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Voiced by: note 

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.


Real Bout Fatal Fury 2

    Li Xiangfei - USA 
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Voiced by: note 

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


  • Anime Chinese Girl: Made readily apparent by her hairstyle and her attire.
    • But Not Too Foreign: Although she is of Chinese ancestry, Xiangfei was born and raised in Southtown, making her Chinese-American.
  • Big Eater: One of her two main defining character traits, though it's mainly seen during her team endings in the King of Fighters series.
  • Cute Bruiser: She cute, she's hyper, and she hits with the force of a bullet train.
    • Lightning Bruiser: Invoked during some of her specials, which are preceded with a sudden burst of speed.
  • Flash Step: Her Taitesujin HDM (seen at 3:30-3:32) has her stomp the ground, then suddenly teleport across screen and shoulder check her opponent.
  • Forehead of Doom:
  • Fun Personified: Xiangfei takes her job as a waitress seriously, but mainly competes for fun.
  • Genki Girl: Her other defining character trait, which is on a level near rivalling Yuri Sakazaki's in terms of sheer childishness. In other words, she's a goofball.
  • Hammer Space: Seen during her victory poses, where one of them has her whip out a pair of jian from thin air.
  • I Shall Taunt You: From making faces and sticking out her tongue, to simply pointing and laughing.
  • Ki Attacks
  • Ocular Gushers: If she loses due to time expiring, she falls to her knees and turns on the waterworks ala Soun Tendo.
  • Odango Hair: Her hair is done up in what's commonly referred to as "Ox Horns", with a looped pair of braids.
  • Spam Attack: Majinga deals 100 hits, while the HDM version varies from 101-108 hits depending on the game.
  • Teen Genius: She's said to be a prodigy at the martial art form that she uses, and is already competiting against heavyweights like Terry and co. at age 17.

    Rick Strowd - USA 
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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.


Real Bout Fatal Fury Special: Dominated Mind

    Alfred - USA 
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Voiced by: note 

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 
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Voiced by: 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.


Garou: Mark of the Wolves

    Rock Howard - USA 
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Voiced by: note 

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 
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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) 
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Voiced by: note 

A cold and stoic martial artist who is 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 
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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 
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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 
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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.


  • Ax-Crazy - Oh boy, that's an understatement.
  • Barbarian Long Hair - He's a serial killer with long messy hair. You can't be any more barbarian than that.
  • 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.
  • Composite Character - In addition to his character traits bringing to mind Iori Yagami, he also wears the above-mentioned Benimaru-esque outfit and fights similarly to Mature and Vice (with heavy metal-themed attack names to match).
  • Counter Attack - His Creeping Death super attack just has him walk forward. However, if his opponent tries a physical attack, cue Gory Discretion Shot.
  • 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. He also bears a more-than-passing resemblance to Remy, who himself looks similar to Iori.
  • Never Found the Body - He's shot by SWAT teams in his ending and falls into a river, his fate never revealed.
    • Put on a Bus - And this is the main excuse for why he hasn't appeared in anything since Garou Mot W.
  • 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. His Round 1 winquote is "Kono akumu he... youkoso", which essentially means "Welcome to my nightmare."
  • 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 
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Voiced by: note 

Andy's young and 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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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.


Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition

    Touji Sakata - Japan 
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An elderly Aikido expert who seeks to settle an old score with Geese.


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


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 later 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.

Anime specials and The Motion Picture

    Jeff Bogard - USA 
Voiced by: note 

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  
Voiced by: note 

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 she 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 
Voiced by: note 

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 B.S.O.D..

    Elsa 
Voiced by: note 

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

    Sulia Gaudeamus 
Voiced by: note 

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 
Voiced by: note 

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 
Voiced by: note 

Kim's beautiful, serious and kind wife.

    Jamin 
Voiced by: note 

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

    Panni 
Voiced by: note 

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

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


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