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The characters of Fatal Fury will be listed here.

Characters are listed by game of introduction.

Characters introduced in Fatal Fury: King of Fighters

Terry Bogard

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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.
  • Talking to Himself - Shares a seiyuu (Kong Kuwata) with Duck King and Geese Howard.
  • The Unexpected - Nobody expected him to return in Maximum Impact 2 as a playable fighter.

Michael Max

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

Jubei Yamada

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

Cheng Sinzan

  A Hong Kong Chinese Tai Chi expert who's 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

  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

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

Wolfgang Krauser

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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.

Sokaku Mochizuki

  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

  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

  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

  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


  A young British 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.


  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

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

Rick Strowd

  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


  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

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

Tsugumi Sendo

  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

  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

  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.)


  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

  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

  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.


  A British Serial Killer who kills for pleasure. Most of his victims are cops as well, including the father of Kevin Rian's young partner, Marky.


  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

  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

  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

  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

  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)

  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

  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 the anime specials and The Motion Picture

Lily McGwire

  In the first anime special, she first appears a young 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 deep down still feels guilty for the part she took in the aforementioned tragedy.



  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice! - Voiced by a young Tony Sampson in English. You might recognize the name as that of Eddy.
  • Masami Kikuchi - His seiyuu.

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  1. They're both Anime Chinese Girls who know Kung Fu, but Xiangfei is actually Chinese-American and their styles of Kung Fu are radically different from each other, as are their lives, looks, personalities, and gameplay.
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