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Mr. Big (Mr.ミスター ビッグ) is an original boss character from the Art of Fighting series, who was later added to the regular roster of the The King of Fighters series.

Personality

Excessively self-confident, cocky and ambitious, Mr. Big will use any methods he deems necessary to get what he wants, and has no qualms about marking for death (or even killing personally) anyone who dares to defy him. He enjoys the feeling of complete control and the glory that comes with it. He hates being told what to do by others. Mr. Big also seems to enjoy being surrounded by women, often seen with a woman on each arm.

Powers

Mr. Big relies primarily on his mastery of Arnis and electrokinesis to take on his foes.

  • Electrokinesis: Through his specialized Arnis sticks, Mr. Big can both project energy and electricity.
    • Electric Stick: Mr. Big can release an electric ray from his sticks, either straight forward, or creating a wave along the floor.
  • Burst of Flight: Mr. Big can fly forward completely horizontal for a short duration to attack a foe.
  • Projectile Defense: While spinning rapidly with his sticks outward, Mr. Big can defend against (or even deflect back) other character's energy or physical projectile attacks without taking damage.

Skills

  • Drums: Mr. Big plays the drums as his pasttime.
  • Heightened Reflexes: As a practitioner of Eskrima/Arnis, Mr. Big has been trained to move, react and strike faster than normal, especially seen in his DMs and SDMs.

Fighting Style

Big fights using traditional Eskrima, a Filipino martial art under the Arnis system, and shows great mastery of the art (maybe this is due to his military background years prior) despite being a gangster rather than a professional fighter or teacher — though he is consistently portrayed as no match for the Sakazaki family's Kyokugenryu Karate, at least in his source franchise (Art of Fighting series).

His weapon set (commonly dark-brown or black) can also rapidly extend/retract and combine/separate for several of his techniques, as well as being capable of spawning energy projectiles and even electricity. It is made of rattan, a Southeast-Asian vine commonly used in Arnis sticks, and is well-known for durability in combat.

Music

  • Blue Moon Factory - Art of Fighting
  • Blue Moon Factory - Oh Oh Big Mix - - Art of Fighting 2
  • Dust Man - The King of Fighters '96. '98 Ultimate Match
  • Mr. Big - Art of Fighting anime

Voice Actors

Live Action Actors

Appearances

Games

Mobile

Cameos

Anime

Trivia

  • Mr. Big's real name is never fully revealed, though John Crawley's bio in the manual for the first Art of Fighting makes reference to his combat buddy "James", who saved him after being shot.[1] The manual for the Super NES version confirms that it was indeed Mr. Big who rescued John Crawley and that his first name starts with a J.[2]
  • During his original appearance in the first Art of Fighting, Mr. Big was incapable of jumping or crouching; he had a special technique (a rolling stick thrust which is very similar to Street Fighter character Vega's Rolling Crystal Flash) whose command has never been found by players. The only way Mr. Big could avoid a ground projectile would be to launch his Cross Diving special technique carefully and precisely timed, he is forced to block regular projectiles. He has gained the ability to jump since then.
  • His uppercut arc special attack, California Romance, is highly reminiscent of a technique used by Samurai Shodown character Jubei Yagyu, covering horizontal ground before going into anti-air motion. Meanwhile his aerial spinning motion dive, Cross Diving, looks nearly identical to Street Fighter character M. Bison's iconic Psycho Crusher, sans the energy projection.
  • Prior to his appearance in the KOF series, he is voiced wholly in English by a non-Japanese, and he does not say any lines in Japanese.

Cards

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 2 Expand Edition SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS SVC Card MrBig Ramon.png KOF98UM OL KimiWaHero - Mr Big.png

Sprites

Art of Fighting Art of Fighting 2 The King of Fighters '96 Neo Geo Battle Coliseum

Gallery

References

Art of Fighting characters
Art of Fighting Logo Sprite.gif Ryo SakazakiRobert GarciaRyuhaku TodohJack TurnerLee Pai LongKingMickey RogersJohn CrawleyMr. BigMr. Karate
Art of Fighting 2 Logo Sprite.gif Yuri SakazakiTakuma SakazakiEiji KisaragiTemjinGeese Howard
Art of Fighting 3 Logo Sprite.gif Kasumi TodohKarman ColeRody BirtsLenny CrestonJin Fu-HaWang Koh-SanSinclairWyler
The King of Fighters characters
KOF '94 Logo Sprite.gif Kyo KusanagiBenimaru NikaidoGoro DaimonTerry BogardAndy BogardJoe HigashiRyo SakazakiRobert GarciaTakuma SakazakiRalf JonesClark StillHeidernAthena AsamiyaSie KensouChin GentsaiKingMai ShiranuiYuri SakazakiKim KaphwanChang KoehanChoi BoungeHeavy-D!Lucky GlauberBrian BattlerRugal Bernstein
KOF '95 Logo Sprite.gif Iori YagamiBilly KaneEiji KisaragiSaisyu KusanagiOmega Rugal
KOF '96 Logo Sprite.gif Leona HeidernMatureViceKasumi TodohGeese HowardWolfgang KrauserMr. BigChizuru KaguraGoenitz
KOF '97 Logo Sprite.gif Shingo YabukiYashiro NanakaseShermieChrisBlue MaryRyuji YamazakiOrochi IoriOrochi LeonaOrochi YashiroOrochi ShermieOrochi ChrisOrochi
KOF '98UM Logo.png Nightmare Geese
KOF '99 Logo Sprite.gif K'MaximaWhipBaoLi XiangfeiJhun HoonKyo-1Kyo-2Krizalid
KOF '99 Evolution Logo.png VanessaSethSyo KirishimaAlfredFiolina GermiGai Tendo
KOF 2000 Logo Sprite.gif RamónLinHinako ShijouKula DiamondClone ZeroFoxyCandy DiamondAnother K'Another IoriAnother BenimaruAnother RobertCosplayer KyokoKang Bae DalSmart ChangCool ChoiKaoru WatabeBaitangDuck KingLilly KaneKim Jae HoonKim Dong HwanUnknownKing LionKim Sue-ilKaedeDuke EdwardsRockyAthenaNeo & GeoG-Mantle
KOF 2001 Logo Sprite.gif May Lee JinjuK9999ÁngelZeroRonGluganIgnizMistyNests
KOF 2002 Logo Sprite.gif Kusanagi
KOF 2002UM Logo.png Nameless
KOF 2003 Logo Sprite.gif Ash CrimsonDuo LonShen WooTizocGatoMalinMaki KaguraAdelheid BernsteinMukai
KOF XI Logo Sprite.gif OswaldElisabeth BlanctorcheMomokoB. JenetShionMagakiSilberSho HayateJyazuHotaru FutabaTung Fu Rue
KOF XII Logo.png Raiden
KOF XIII Logo.png Hwa JaiSaikiEvil AshMr. Karate
KOF XIV Logo.png Shun'eiMeitenkunGang-ilLuongXanaduSylvie Paula PaulaKukriMianNelsonZarinaBandeiras HattoriKing of DinosaursHeinNakoruruMamahahaMui MuiLove HeartAlice Garnet NakataAntonovVerseNajd
The King of Fighters XV Logo.png IslaDoloresKrohnen McDougallRe VerseOtoma=RagaHaohmaruDarli Dagger
KOF EX Logo.png Moe Habana
KOF EX2 Logo.png Reiji OogamiJun KagamiMiu KurosakiSinobu Amou
KOF MI Logo.png Alba MeiraSoiree MeiraLien NevilleMignon BeartChae LimDukeRock Howard
KOF MI2 Logo.png Luise MeyrinkNagaseJivatmaNinon BeartHyenaHanzo HattoriKyo Kusanagi ClassicWild WolfMr. Karate IIArmor RalfRichard Meyer
KOF MIRA Logo.png Xiao LonMakoto Mizoguchi
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