|Gai Tendo||Story||Move List||Gallery||Quotes|
He is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama.
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 is 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.
Though yet to make his official debut, Gai Tendo is a gifted fighter, training from a young age. A self-taught martial artist, Gai used his natural fighting ability and instincts to create his own personal style of mixed martial arts. Entering the Buriki One tournament to "Win a bet", Gai holed himself up in the mountains of Okinawa to prepare himself. Gai cleared the the qualifiers, defeating all of his opponents by knockout in under 5 minutes, gaining himself a lot of attention from the spectators, in the lead-up the tournament.
Very brash and noisy, Gai is the type of person that doesn't think before he acts. He is a fighter at heart.
His fighting style, Total Combat is based on Mixed Martial Arts. He fights with chain combos of punches, elbow strikes, kicks and shin kicks.
- In High Gear - Buriki One, The King of Fighters XI
- King - The King of Fighters XI (Arcade Version only)
- The name Gai means "victory song" (凱).
- Gai's surname Tendo means "cherub, gods disguised as children, children parading as cherubs" (天童).