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  • Celebrity Voice Actor:
    • In the first TV special, Joe Higashi is voiced by retired martial artist Masaaki Satake.
    • Actor and singer Kazukiyo Nishikiori, best known as the lead singer for the Japanese idol group Shonentai, voices Terry in the TV specials as well as the film.
  • Deleted Scene: The New Battle has one, where Big Bear fights Joe. The original Viz release included it as a bonus feature. The Discotek re-release includes it in the main feature itself. In both cases, this scene was not dubbed.
  • Development Hell: Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2. It was stated that it was 70% 2005. That being said, Yasuyuki Oda, the director of King of Fighters XIV, has stated that he's determined to make sure the game sees the light of day before he dies. On that note, a sprite sheet for the potential character roster had been revealed a long time ago, showing what looks to be six new characters.
    • The Garou sequel's long existence in limbo actually impacted Rock's own chances in terms of appearing in a mainline King of Fighters title. Prior to XIV, Rock was introduced in the new KOF timeline as a child, and since said canon ran on Comic-Book Time, it meant that he would stay that way; this was meant to last until Rock could show up in Garou 2, but when it failed to come to fruition, he was made DLC for XIV instead.
  • Director Displacement: Masami Obari didn't direct all three Fatal Fury animated properties; he only directed the movie. The two TV specials were directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi and Kazuhiro Furuhashi. Obari was an art director/character designer on all three, though, which is probably where people get confused.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The Pretzel for Gesse's Raging Storm super, so named because the motion (1632143 or db,hcb,df) resembles a pretzel. Like most supers in the early games, it was made with an absurdly difficult input command. Unlike most supers in the early games, it kept the motion for most of the games for the sake of nostalgia.
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    • His Real Bout Special form's name of "Nightmare Geese" started out as this as well. The King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2 canonized it.
    • Dancing Bob, via Memetic Mutation. See here.
  • Flip-Flop of God: White is either Billy's half-brother, or some random crime lord who popped out of nowhere. Fanon seems to go with the former, since it gives him an ulterior motive for going after Billy.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Jun Hashimoto was replaced by Keiichi Nanba as Andy Bogard post-Special.
    • From Katsuhisa Namase note , Kazuki Yao note , to Masaaki Satake, to the final settlement of Nobuyuki Hiyama as Joe Higashi.
    • Michael Beard was replaced by John Hulaton as Raiden in Wild Ambition.
    • Katsuhisa Namase was replaced by Atsushi Yamanishi as Billy Kane when the Real Bout series began.
    • Kong Kuwata replaced Katsuhisa Namase as Geese in 3.
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    • Hashimoto was replaced by Shigefumi Nakai as Cheng Sinzan come Real Bout Special.
    • Katsuhisa Namase was replaced by Hiroyuki Arita as Blood in the Real Bout series.
    • Michael Beard was replaced by B.J. Love as Krauser in Real Bout Special.
    • Sarah Sawatsky voiced Mai Shiranui in the second Fatal Fury TV special, but was replaced by Lisa Ann Beley in The Movie.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Kong Kuwata is the seiyuu of Duck, Richard Meyer, and...Geese Howard.
    • Jun Hashimoto voices Andy and Cheng in 2 and Special.
    • Toshiyuki Morikawa voices both Bob Wilson and Hon Fu. In fact, post Real Bout, Hon adopts some of Bob's normal battle grunts in addition to some of his Funny Bruce Lee Noises.
    • B.J. Love voices both Franco Bash and Krauser, and was the voice of the announcer in 3.
    • Kouji Ishii is Sokaku's seiyuu. Ishii also voices Yamazaki.
    • Tizoc shares a seiyuu (Hikaru Hanada) with Butt.
    • Kevin shares a seiyuu (Yo Kitazawa) with Grant.
    • Satoshi Hashimoto voices both Terry and Kim.
    • Katsuhisa Namase voiced Joe, Billy, Geese, and Laurence in 2 and Special.
    • Jun Hashimoto voices Dong Hwan and Kain.
    • Shiho Niiyama voices Kim Myeng Swuk, and also voices young Jae Hoon.
    • Kappei Yamaguchi voices both Jin Chonshu and Chonrei.
  • Throw It In!:
    • The dev team at SNK was so impressed with Hiyama's performance as Joe in the second anime special (extra Hot Bloodedness and all), that they decided to have him actually voice Joe from 3 onwards.
    • Many of Duck's catchphrases (such as "You're an angel baby!" and "Wonderful!") were ad-libs from his original voice actor, Michael Beard. Most have stuck since.
    • Geese's One-Winged Angel was given the Fan Nickname of Nightmare Geese due to being a figurative and literal nightmare. Come KOF: Maximum Impact 2, SNK said "Sure, why not?" and actually canonized the name.
    • The spinning supers (Senpuuken/Hadou Senpuukyaku) that Krauser and Terry used throughout the animated movies eventually became Krauser's Gigatech Cyclone. Sadly, his youthful beauty, lack of a mustache and scars, as well as an authentic German-sounding voice (which were well-received by fans) were not retained.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Early concept art for the original game reveals radically different designs for some of the characters, as well as two entirely discarded characters; Elie Jones, a wild-haired, scruffy punk resembling the wrestler Missing Link, and Tau To, a one-eyed kickboxer with a smiley face on his gi.
    • According to some sources, the original plan was to include a male ninja in Mai's place. One can only try imagine how different things would have been if that route had been taken back in 1992...
      • Mai was actually created by combining two different character concepts. While one was indeed that of a male ninja, the other was a female Japanese idol that was already named Mai.
    • Apparently, in Fatal Fury 3, Mai was to be replaced by Alice Chrysler, a female student of Kim. This idea was scrapped, and Alice herself went on to become Alice Garnet Nakata in the Days of Memories Dating Sim series. Both Alices pop up in quite a few cameos, and Alice Garnet Nakata shows up in The King of Fighters XIV as a playable character.
    • The finale of the second anime special originally would have been Krauser up against not only Terry, but Andy, Joe, and Mai as well. This concept was scrapped, but resurfaced in The Motion Picture.
    • In Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture, it was planned for Ryo to team up with the good guys! Aside, from King and Eiji being replaced by Panni and Hauer (see below), Mr. Big was also to appear.
    • Kevin was originally going to wield a knife to increase his reach, but this was taken out due to balancing issues. Not that it mattered...
    • Lily was originally planned to be Billy's little sister of the same name. However, due to concerns from game developers, this idea was scrapped during production; her name remained as a small tribute.
    • Originally, King was to take Panni's place in the movie, and Eiji Kisaragi was originally in place of Hauer. Given Hauer's quirks, this might have possibly been a chance to poke fun at Eiji's English AOF2 ending, where he proclaims his love for Mai (who, thanks to chronology, would have only been a child at the time).
    • White was possibly meant to be officially playable in Dominated Mind. You can access him with a Gameshark code, and he contains some information that you only get from the other main characters. However, he has no character select icon and his movelist menu is just Terry's.
  • The Wiki Rule: The SNK Wiki and The Fatal Fury Wiki.

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