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Not to be confused with the Samurai Shodown characters of the same name.

Hanzo Hattori (服部はっとり 半蔵はんぞう) is the protagonist and one of the original characters in the World Heroes series. He is Fuuma Kotaro's rival.


Hanzo is the young and rigorous leader of the Iga clan. After Fuuma beat him when he was 19, he declared the other ninja as his rival and trains to not lose to him again. Sent to a world unknown to him, he continues to train and obtain enlightenment as a warrior. He considers himself naive, though he has hopes to one day be the greatest.

Hanzou never refuses a challenge and despises evil, so when Doctor Brown invited him for World Heroes tournament he accepted right away. After winning the tournament and defeating Geegus, Hanzou leaves without attending the award ceremony. He enters the future competitions to not only face stronger opponents, but to also defeat antagonists who are usually the one hosting the competitions.


Hanzo is a very dedicated and stoic warrior, only thinking of the next battle. He refers to himself in humble terms, using the words sessha and dono when addressing others. He is usually very serious and focused until Kotaro's antics make him lose his temper. At times he exercises good will with the other fighters, as he is seen interacting with them in other endings.


Aside from these powers, he also has all the skills perceived to be had by ninjas (stealth, swimming, climbing, etc.).

  • Pyrokinesis - Using his ninjutsu, Hanzo can emit blue flames. With this, he can throw blaze-tinted kunai, create a rising uppercut, and shoot blue energy from his hands.
  • Invisibility - Hanzo can become invisible at will.
  • Teleportation - Hanzo can teleport short distances.

Fighting Style[]

Like several characters at the time of conception, he fights in a similar manner as Ryu.


  • Public Hit & Missing Of Intense Light - World Heroes
  • The last days of the runaway ninja -Fight- - World Heroes
  • Intuition - World Heroes 2
  • My Spirit is Blank - World Heroes 2
  • Shooting Script - World Heroes 2 Jet

Voice Actors[]




Hanzo's card from Card Fighters Clash DS.



  • The name Hanzo means "half" (半) (han) and "warehouse, cellar, magazine" (蔵) (zo).
  • Hanzo's surname Hattori means "clothes/clothing, admit, obey, discharge" (服) (hat) and "part, department, category" (部) (tori).
    • Hattori (服部) is written in the same way as the famous ninja's, Hattori Hanzō's (服部 半蔵) last name.


  • In his initial planning stages, he bore a very striking resemblance to Ryu from Street Fighter. Hanzo's hairstyle and padded outfit were devised to give his design its own uniqueness.
  • His IQ from his World Heroes profile is listed as "unfathomable".
  • He is based on the historical figure of the same name, who was head of a clan in Iga.
    • Hanzo also shares the same name with Hanzo Hattori from the Samurai Shodown series. It is a titular name which is passed on to his successor and son Shinzo.
    • To avoid confusion between the two ninjas, this character is sometimes called by his first name, "Hanzo" (ハンゾウ), written in Katakana.
  • His weapon, Masamune, is also named after the legendary swordsmith of the same name.


World Heroes Neo Geo Battle Coliseum


World Heroes characters
World Heroes Hanzo HattoriFuuma KotaroRasputinJeanne D'ArcJ. CarnBrockenKim DragonMuscle PowerGeegus
World Heroes 2 Captain KiddErickJohnny MaximumMudmanRyoko IzumoShuraNeo GeegusDio
World Heroes 2 Jet RyofuJackZeus
World Heroes Perfect Neo DioSon Gokuu