Gai Tendo (天童 凱, Tendō Gai) is the main protagonist of Buriki One.

His design was meant to mirror Mixed Martial Artists and his design was probably based on real life fighters, Kazushi "The Gracie Hunter" Sakuraba or Caol Uno. He's also based on manga character Baki Hanma from Baki the Grappler.

His appearance in The King of Fighters XI was meant to be added as a surprise for fans. Developers had to completely rearrange his moveset from Buriki One to better fit the KOF style.

He is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama.


Gai Tendo is a fighter of the martial arts system named Total Combat or Total Fighting Art. He hails from Japan and heard news of the upcoming Buriki One tournament and decided to enter to test his skills. During the tournament, he started a rivalry with american boxer Rob Python. Gai Tendo is good friends with Seo Yong Song and Takato Saionji.

He has made several cameos in The King of Fighters series.


Very brash and noisy, Gai is the type of person that doesn't think before he acts. He is a fighter at heart.

Fighting Style

His fighting style, Total Combat is based on Mixed Martial Arts. He fights with chain combos of punches, elbow strikes, kicks and shin strikes.


  • In High Gear - Buriki One, King of Fighters XI
  • King - King of Fighters XI (Arcade version only)

Game Appearances

Cameo Appearances

See Also


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