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The characters of the Fatal Fury series are listed here. See individual title pages for their respective characters.

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Real Bout Fatal Fury 2

    Li Xiangfei 

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From KOF '01

Since I win, you buy dinner. First, some Dim Sum, then....

Origin: USA
Fighting Style: Multiple Kung Fu Styles
Voiced by: note 

A Chinese-American resident of Southtown who trained in the martial arts from a young age. Living with her uncle, she works as a waitress and doubles as the bodyguard for his restaurant. Her brief scuffle with Kasumi after a misunderstanding gives King and Blue Mary the idea to scout them in the '99 tournament. Xiangfei later returns to the Women Fighters Team in 2001, bringing Hinako in tow.

  • Anime Chinese Girl: Made readily apparent by her hairstyle and her attire.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Her win quote against the Psycho Soldiers in 2001 is "Chinese psychic combat? Have you been eating poppies?"
  • Big Eater:
    • Perhaps the only person who can beat Kensou in this department, taking it as far as her 2001 character select portrait. This leads to Balloon Belly in her team's ending for that game.
    • At the China stage in 2002, she's seen in the background, having an eating contest against the much larger Cheng Sinzan. She wins.
    • In the Women Fighters Team's ending in XIV, she's shown hanging out with Hinako at Richard Meyer's cafe. When King says everything will be on the house, Xiangfei is shown holding a fork and knife in anticipation, with a comically intense look on her face.
    Xiangfei: Really?! Let's eat a ton!
  • Bring It: One of the few characters whose taunts rival Yuri's in terms of childishness.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Although she is of Chinese ancestry, Xiangfei was born and raised in Southtown, making her Chinese-American.
  • The Cameo: Despite a general lack of playable appearances, she's shown up several times in stage backgrounds and ending cameos. She was even featured in two cameos in SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium, one of which included her fellow Anime Chinese Girl, Chun-Li.
  • Cute Bruiser: She cute, she's hyper, and she hits with the force of a bullet train.
  • Dual Wielding:
    • Has two sai in certain pieces of artwork, but never uses 'em in battle.
    • And the two swords that somehow appear in one of her win poses. Again a case of GASS.
  • 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: It's one of the most prominent details around her face.
  • 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 rivaling Yuri Sakazaki's in terms of sheer childishness. In other words, she's a goofball.
  • Hammerspace: 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.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Invoked during some of her specials, which are preceded with a sudden burst of speed.
  • Ocular Gushers: If she loses due to time expiring, she falls to her knees and turns on the waterworks a la Soun Tendo.
  • Put on a Bus: Hasn't been playable in a canonical KOF since 2001, but she and bus-riding kin Hinako and May Lee returned in 2002: Unlimited Match to form the Pretty Girl Team.
  • 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 
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Origin: USA
Fighting Style: Boxing

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.

  • Alternate Company Equivalent: He's like a Native American cross between Balrog and Dudley, having Balrog's U.S.A. nationality and casino association but Dudley's sense of honor and chivalry. Notably he is a lightweight boxer unlike those two who are heavyweights, but he still packs quite a punch.
  • Bit Character: For being such a distinct character design with a surprisingly developed move repertoire, it's depressing how completely irrelevant to the plot Rick is. He might as well be a Bonus Boss: he shows up once, fights with Terry, and never shows up again.
  • Blood Knight: Rick gets fired up at the thought of a good challenge and loves facing strong opponents.
  • Badass Native: If only in a general sense, as SNK left his actual tribe of ancestry unknown.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Long hair? Check. Braids? Check. Body paint and bare chest? Check and check.
  • Blow You Away: His Gaia Breath super creates a whirlwind.
  • Demoted to Extra: Notice how much emphasis is put on him and Xiangfei for this game. Rick 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.
  • Hunk: He's a very fit and good looking young man.
  • In Harmony with Nature: He can "feel the wind calling", his special skill is reading the weather, and he apparently has a gift for calming horses.
  • Home Stage: U.S.A. (Highway) (Sunset), an evening variant of Terry's stage.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He hits fast and strikes hard, and is appropriately a top-tier fighter in RBFF 2.
  • Magical Native American: He's mostly just a skilled boxer, but a few of his attacks have elemental or energy properties.
  • Native American Casino: Worked at one in his backstory, because of course he did.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Via his Shooting Star move.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Inverted. He was meant to be this, or at least to be a supporting protagonist to Terry, but for whatever reason he never caught on and a later KOF character, Vanessa, swiped his fighting style more or less wholesale. This, along with the usual SNK helping Fanservice, led her to become this to Rick.
  • Stink Snub: Apparently the one thing he can't stand is the smell of cosmetics.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His is ostrich eggs.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Never wears a shirt, just bars of blue tribal paint.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He doesn't appear in later installments and it's never made clear what happened to him.
  • The Worf Effect: It's heavily implied on the box art that he beats Terry, or at least gives him a hell of a fight. Despite this, Rick never does anything and ends up being completely irrelevant to the plot.

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Real Bout Fatal Fury Special: Dominated Mind

    Alfred 

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From KOF '99

Origin: USA
Fighting Style: Original Aerial Martial Arts
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.

  • Bonus Boss: Shows up as one in Real Bout 2. Getting to him requires winning 10 fights without losing, scoring over 750,000 points and performing either 5 P.Power or 7 S.Power moves.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: 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.

    White 

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Origin: England
Fighting Style: Psychic Power
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.

  • Ax-Crazy: Probably the only character to outdo Yamazaki in this department. Now that says something.
  • Arms Dealer: Mentioned as being one in his profile, though it never seems to figure into the story.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Shows up in Yamazaki and Hon-Fu's endings in Real Bout 2.
  • Expy: Is a huge Shout-Out to Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange.
  • Eviler than Thou: Enthralls Billy Kane, Geese's former Dragon, to his will.
  • Facial Markings: Which look like eyeliner.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: White appeared in one game with little storyline justification and hasn't been seen since.
  • Kaizo Trap: When his life bar is depleted when you're on match point, White will deploy a cheap shot from his staff, which is a One-Hit Kill. You have to dodge this and score one final hit on him to end the match.
  • Lack of Empathy: Described in his profile as a "demented psycho who finds pleasure in making people suffer".
  • Laughing Mad: His final victory pose, which will infuriate you very quickly. He'll laugh uncontrollably on the floor, catches his breath a bit... then laughs even harder.
  • Meaningful Name: Say, what color is he wearing? Although, this becomes an aversion if you pick anything other than his main colors.
  • Psychic Powers: Mind control and precognition, mainly. He's also got some illusion-generating abilities, which hints at telepathy.

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Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition

    Touji Sakata 
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Origin: Japan
Fighting Style: Dainan-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu

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

    Tsugumi Sendo 
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Origin: Japan
Fighting Style: Wrestling

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

  • One-Shot Character: Hasn't appeared in any mainline Fatal Fury or SNK title since her debut.

Fatal Fury: First Contact

    Lao 
Origin: USA
Fighting Style: Street Fighting

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.

The Legend Of Wild Wolf

    Alice Garnet Nakata 
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I plan on getting even stronger, so be ready!

Origin: USA
Fighting Style: Self-taught Southtown Arts
Voiced by: Akino Hayashi

Originally from a pachislot game called Garou Densetsu [Fatal Fury]: The Legend of the Wild Wolf. She's one of Terry's fans, in which her adoration caused her to emulate his and his team's fighting style, only to find out that she's quite decent at fighting. She is known for her cheerful and somewhat irresponsible personality. She ends up offering herself as the third member of the Women Fighters Team and impressed Mai Shiranui enough to let her in the team.


  • Breakout Character: She was conceived as the mascot for a series of pachinko machines. But she proved so popular that she's become a playable fighter in The King of Fighters XIV.
  • Deadly Lunge:
    • Her Southtown Variation special is a lunging elbow strike just like Andy's Zan'ei Ken. One of its followups is a shoulder lunge, taken from Terry's Power Charge.
    • Her Shadow Dunk DM also starts with Zan'ei Ken.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She's pretty much a female version of Terry; Rock notes as such in his win quote against her, and she happens to be the Women Fighters team's equivalent of him (With Mai being the equivalent of Andy due to using Ninjutsu like him and King being the equivalent of Joe due to using Muay Thai like him) In fact, one could say that she is to the Fatal Fury Team what Shingo was to the Japan team. Given her penchant for copying moves from different Fatal Fury characters, she could also be considered one of Rock.
  • Ditto Fighter: Alice packs a full combination of many moves taken straight from other Fatal Fury characters, some with her own touch; the easily recognizable ones are from Terry, Joe and Andy, but Alice brings Li Xiangfei and Duck King into the fray as well. To wit, one of her desperation moves is almost the same as Rock's Shining Knuckle.
  • Fangirl: Of Terry Bogard; so much that she's themed her own fighting style and fashion sense after his.
  • Lethal Joke Character: In-Universe she' considered a complete newbie in terms of fighting prowess. This is reflected in her animations appearing very clumsy and uncoordinated. But in the right hands, she's an incredibly effective fighter.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She walks around in short shorts and a droopy, ill-fitted shirt that exposes the top of her bra.
  • Mythology Gag: Her attacks have coins special effect and sound to them, a reference to her being a pachislot game character.
  • Only One Name: She was just "Alice" for years before XIV gave her a full name.
  • Retool: SNK took Alice Chrysler from Fatal Fury, changed her last name and the fact she is a disciple of Kim, gave her an outfit themed after her idol and made her more Fanservice fueled for Pachislots.
  • Shoryuken: Her Tiger Crack special (taken from Joe and Terry). Also her Special Wolf Combination DM.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Speaks in fluent English (though not 100% perfect) and Japanese. Despite the similarities, Alice doesn’t share Terry’s charming broken English.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Alice Chrysler, an upbeat blondie who is a disciple of Kim and is a huge fan of Terry got replaced (or reimagined as) by Alice Garnet Nakata, an upbeat blondie who styles herself after Terry whom she is a huge fan of.
  • This Is a Drill: She has Terry's Rising Tackle move (a drilling kick), redone as Diving Tackle and part of Special Wolf Combination.
  • Three-Strike Combo: Her Wolf Combination special is a 3-hit rekka that has parts of Joe's Hurricane Upper and Terry's Power Wave. Her Climax DM also hits exactly 3 times.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She lacks formal training and is prone to throwing herself off balance or getting dizzy after attacks, but she's got enough raw talent that she can fight on even footing with veteran Women Fighters Team members Mai and King. In their pre-fight conversation, Terry jokes that Alice's lack of experience meant that Mai and King had carried the load for the team, pissing her off.

Anime specials and The Motion Picture

    Jeff Bogard 
Origin: 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 as 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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).

    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...

  • Healing Hands: Her powers, although apparently any skin-to-skin contact works as well. When Terry's too badly injured for just her hands to work, she has to opt for Intimate Healing instead.
  • Heroic Suicide: When Laocorn gets the complete armor, it makes him virtually invincible, but also amplifies their Twin Telepathy. Stabbing herself in the arm manages to distract him for a moment, but stabbing herself in the heart weakens him enough to be defeated.
  • Intimate Healing: After Terry's first fight with Jamin and Laocorn, his injuries are so serious that she strips down to her underwear and lays on top of him to let her healing powers take full effect. It works, but leaves her too weak to move for a while afterwards. Some cuddling, a You Must Be Cold moment and a bittersweet talk take place then.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite being helpless in combat, the girl keeps going on and doing her best to stop Laocorn. and if she has to commit suicide to save him... she will.

    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.

  • A God Am I: When he fully assembels the armor, he boasts he's become this. Considering how easily he tosses around all four of the heroes simultaneously, he may not be entirely wrong.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To his younger twin Sulia.
  • Demonic Possession: The more of the armor he acquires, the more he becomes Drunk On The Darkside. This isn't a coincidence. Mars WANTS his armor to be re-assembled.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Is able to thoroughly trounce Terry even with only half of the armor. Once he gets the full set, he's able to wipe the floor with Terry, Andy, Mai, AND Joe at the same time.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Hits the line first when his and Sulia's parents are killed by their Smug Snake associate, and then again when Sulia commits suicide to release him from Mars.

    Kim Myeng Swuk 
Voiced by: note 

Kim's beautiful, serious and kind wife.

  • Proper Lady: Beautiful, polite, soft-spoken but not an Extreme Doormat, and extremely coolheaded when push comes to shove.
  • She's Got Legs: She's actually introduced legs first. (That one's justified as that particular take also included Jae Hoon, who's a very short child back then.)
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: When Kim is being trounced by 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, completely focused on staying calm and on trusting Kim no matter what.

    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.

  • Anti-Villain (Noble Anti-Villain): Follows Laocorn out of loyalty and honor, cares for Sulia greatly.
  • Bullet Catch: With two fingers. And he can throw it back with enough force to kill a man.
  • The Dragon: To Laocorn, although he shares the role with Panni and Hauer.
  • Graceful Loser: When he realizes he and Terry are evenly matched and that the colliding power from their attacks would kill them both, he drops his guard and takes the hit so Terry can go on and save Sulia.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Utterly loyal to the Gaudeamus family.
  • Lightning Bruiser: When Terry first clashes with him, Jamin is shown to have the upper hand in the speed department. Terry also notes that he's as strong as Krauser, a foe whom he barely defeated.
  • Playing with Fire: Jamin's fighting style is based on fire as his first appearance had him cause a huge fire at the dig site. He also overpowered Terry's Power Wave with his Flare Quaker, a huge fire wave.
  • Super Strength: Terry notes that Jamin's as strong as Krauser, who was the Big Bad of the previous movie.

    Panni 
Voiced by: note 

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

  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her battle outfit has only one pant legging with the other bare in a half-thong style.
  • Making a Splash: Panni uses water in her attacks, able to cause geysers and even teleport by appearing out of water sources like pools.
  • Water Is Womanly: A beautiful woman defined by her sincere love for her boss and power to unleash destructive water streams. She is also the only woman among the villains.

    Hauer 
Voiced by: note 

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

  • Blow You Away: Utilizes wind in his attacks (as Billy described to his boss Geese, that he's "someone who can control the winds at will"). Hauer's attacks also go into Razor Wind as he once sliced up Cheng's car as well as tear off Mai qipao dress with wind gusts.
  • Clothing Damage: 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.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Proudly claims to use any means possible to win a fight after mentioning how Jamin disapproves of his way of fighting. Hauer also didn't hesitate to use Mai as a shield when fighting against Andy.
  • Jump Scare: In his final battle against Andy, Hauer suddenly rises up and tries to attack Andy from behind while having a savage look on his face. Andy quickly whirls around and smacks him down for good.

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