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 King of Fighters series. Blue Mary's first appearance was in Fatal Fury 3 as a private detective. According to Neo Geo Freak, she is modeled after Android 18 from the Dragon Ball series. Her official nickname is S Class Woman (Sクラスの女, Esukurasu no on'na).[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]


History

Blue Mary at the time of Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Illustration by Ogura

Fatal Fury

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

In this series, her work was far from over. One day, a benefactor requested her services to enter the King of Fighters tournament, along with Billy and Yamazaki.

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 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.

Personality

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.

Powers

  • 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.

Skills

  • Motorcycle Riding: Mary knows how to ride a motorcycle very well.
  • Detective skills: Blue Mary has had extensive training in deep background investigation.

Fighting Style

Blue Mary employs the fighting art of Combat Sambo. This Martial art uses striking and grappling techniques and is particularly well-known for it's flying jointlocks, which she does make extensive use of.

Music

  • Kiss Me - Fatal Fury 3, Real Bout Fatal Fury, and The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match (as EX Mary)
  • Blue Mary's Blues - Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2, The King of Fighters '97, The King of Fighters '98, and The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match. A music video of this song was a reward for those who beat Real Bout Special with Mary.
  • Sha La La - The King of Fighters '99
  • Terry 115 - The King of Fighters 2000
  • All OK! - The King of Fighters 2001
  • Yuuwaki no Toki (The Alluring Time) - The King of Fighters 2002
  • I'm Hot for You - The King of Fighters 2003
  • Secret Circumstances - The King of Fighters XI
  • Masquerade - The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
  • Kiss Me ~KOF XIV ver.~ - The King of Fighters XIV

Voice Actors

Image Songs

  • The Remains of My Love -The Sunset Sky Part Ⅴ- - Fatal Fury 3
  • Blue Mary's Blues - Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
  • Dance de Peace! - Shared image song from the Scitron 10th Anniversary Special: Fatal Fury -Selected Characters-

Game Appearances

Mobile Appearances

Cameo Appearances

Anime Appearances

Similar Characters

See also

Trivia

  • 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.
  • The win quote against Angel in The King of Fighters XIV reveals that Mary hates cats.

Cards

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2 Expand Edition SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS Weiss Schwarz Snkhsr21.jpg Snkhsr21p.jpg KOF98UM OL Kimi Wa Hero KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star

Sprites

Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory Real Bout Fatal Fury SpecialReal Bout Fatal Fury Special: Dominated MindThe King of Fighters '97 The King of Fighters XI

Gallery

References

  1. Blue Mary's profile page from the Fatal Fury 15th Anniversary website (Japanese)
  2. Official character profile from KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A"
  3. Neo Geo Freak 1997-08 archive Neo Geo Freak character popularity poll results.
  4. Neo Geo Freak 1998-08 archive Neo Geo Freak 10 best character set original image collection.
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