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Blue Mary (ブルー・マリー), whose real name is Mary Ryan (マリー・ライアン), is a character from both the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series. Blue Mary's first appearance was in Fatal Fury 3 as a private detective. Her official nickname is S Class Woman (
Her former lover, Butch, and her father have worked together as fellow colleagues in the secret service. While on a mission protecting the president, they are both shot and killed by terrorists. Devastated by the loss, it is said she has never smiled again since the incident. The leather jacket she wears is a keepsake given to her as a gift from Butch.
Having been taught by her former lover how to fight, she becomes a freelancer. Throughout the series, she takes on various odd jobs to investigate mysterious cases. During this time, she meets Terry and the two become good friends.
The King of Fighters
During the outcome of the tournament, it was discovered that Yamazaki had become more and more insane due to the Orochi blood coursing through his veins and that Billy was sent by Geese to keep an eye on him in order to learn the secret of the Orochi power. However, during a moment of confusion, Yamazaki escaped and Mary was left to ponder on Geese's motives and the root of the situation.
Following its conclusion, Terry Bogard informs her of the NESTS cartel and their actions occurring in Southtown. With a new goal in mind to stop the organization, Mary joins the Women's Team along with King, Kasumi Todoh, and Li Xiangfei, and the "Lonely Wolves" in 2000 and 2001 to assist in stopping NESTS in the following tournaments, eventually leading to its demise.
In KOF 2003, she joins the tournament to investigate the movements of Those from the Past and teams up with former teammate King, as well as another Team Fatal Fury alumna Mai Shiranui. In KOF XI, Mary teamed up with Ramon and Vanessa to continue her case.
Blue Mary is very friendly towards everyone, but she knows (or thinks) that her job must come first before everything else. Mary developed a strong bond with Terry, they seem to have a genuine care and fondness with each other.
- Ignore weight - Mary can throw her opponents, regardless of their weight.
- Energy Attacks - Mary can fuel her attacks and throws with ki energy. It can be shown as a red rose, a pink splash or red/blue streaks.
- Motorcycle Riding - Mary knows how to ride a motorcycle very well.
- Detective skills - Blue Mary has had extensive training in deep background investigation.
Blue Mary employs the fighting art of combat Sambo, which originated in the Soviet Union. This martial art uses striking and grappling techniques and is particularly well-known for its flying jointlocks, which she does make extensive use of.
- Harumi Ikoma - Fatal Fury 3~The King of Fighters XI
- Sarah Emi Bridcutt - The King of Fighters XIV~present
- According to Neo Geo Freak, she is modeled after Android 18 from the Dragon Ball series.
- A music video of her song "Blue Mary's Blues" is a reward for those who beat Real Bout Fatal Fury Special with Mary.
- The cocktail she takes her alias from is a mysterious drink. From the drinker's perspective, the drink is a deep clear blue. From other angles, it appears to be transparent like water.
- Her win quote against Angel in The King of Fighters XIV reveals that Mary hates cats.
- In the Neo Geo Freak's 1997 Volume 8 character poll, she was voted as the fourteenth favourite character with a total of 705 votes., and in the character popularity poll on Neo Geo Freak's website, she was voted as the fifteenth favourite character with a total of 857 votes. And in Neo Geo Freak's August 1998 issue, she was ranked as the 9th best character.
- Blue Mary's profile page from the Fatal Fury 15th Anniversary website.
- Official character profile from KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation "A" website.
- Neo Geo Freak 1997-08 archive Neo Geo Freak character popularity poll results.
- Neo Geo Freak 1998-08 archive Neo Geo Freak 10 best character set original image collection.
|Fatal Fury characters|
|FF||Terry Bogard • Andy Bogard • Joe Higashi • Richard Meyer • Michael Max • Duck King • Tung Fu Rue • Hwa Jai • Raiden • Billy Kane • Geese Howard|
|FF2||Kim Kaphwan • Mai Shiranui • Cheng Sinzan • Jubei Yamada • Big Bear • Axel Hawk • Laurence Blood • Wolfgang Krauser|
|FF3||Blue Mary • Bob Wilson • Franco Bash • Hon-Fu • Sokaku Mochizuki • Ryuji Yamazaki • Jin Chonrei • Jin Chonshu|
|RBFFS||Nightmare Geese • Shadow Andy • EX Blue Mary • EX Billy Kane • EX Tung Fu Rue • Iori Yagami|
|RBFF2||Alfred • Li Xiangfei • Rick Strowd|
|FFWA||Touji Sakata • Tsugumi Sendo • Mr. Karate II|
|G:MoW||Rock Howard • B. Jenet • Kim Dong Hwan • Kim Jae Hoon • Hotaru Futaba • Gato • Tizoc • Marco Rodriguez • Hokutomaru • Kevin Rian • Freeman • Grant • Kain R. Heinlein|