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Mr. Karate (Mr.ミスターカラテ) is the alter ego of Takuma Sakazaki that has appeared in a handful of SNK games. His first appearances was in Art of Fighting as the final boss. He wears a Tengu mask to hide his true identity. His name wasn't originally stated in-game, though the announcer did refer to him as "Mr. Karate" in versus mode. He was officially named as such in later games.

Personality

While in the Art of Fighting series, Mr. Karate was a serious fighter who did what he did for his family, he has been recently shown as a superhero role model for future karate apprentices who teaches the right way as a honorable fighter, but normally this is somewhat of a running gag where Takuma's always seen disguising himself as Mr. Karate to spy on Ryo and the others to see if they made progress, which usually annoys the fighters. When the persona returned in The King of Fighters XIII, it's implied that Mr. Karate has taken more of a serious moniker closer to the "Serious" Version in SVC. Although most the fighters know Takuma is the man under the mask, they can't help but notice the change in fighting aura and bloodlust found within; Shen Woo gets really excited, while Maxima cannot properly gauge him, and even his students notice that this version of Mr. Karate is not the comical individual they're used to seeing. Saiki even praises this persona, despite being human.

Whenever people refer to him as "Takuma Sakazaki", Mr. Karate will deny this and say that his name is not "Takuma" but "Mr. Karate", right down to insisting that everyone must call him by the latter name.

Powers

  • Sense - Mr. Karate can sense people nearby through their chi/ki.
  • Gather energy - Mr. Karate can gather up ki energy.
  • Energy Projectile - Mr. Karate can fire two projectiles of energy (Kohken and Haoh Shikou Ken).
  • Energy Attacks - Mr. Karate can infuse his attacks with energy.
  • Multiple Attacks - Mr. Karate can deliver several punches at almost the same time.

Fighting Style

He uses the Shoran principle of Kyokugenryu Karate.

Voice Actors

  • Eiji Tsuda - Art of Fighting, SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom, The King of Fighters XIII
  • Takeshi Maruyama - The King of Fighters All Star

Music

  • ザ・天狗てんぐショー (The Tengu Show) - Art of Fighting
  • 師範しはん (Shihan, "teacher") - Takuma's theme from Art of Fighting 2, but used as Mr. Karate's theme in The King of Fighters XIII, where it is erroneously referred to as the above song.

Appearances

Games

Mobile

Cameos

Similar Characters

Trivia

Cards

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 2 Expand Edition KOF98UM OLKimi Wa Hero KOF All Star

Sprites

Art of Fighting The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest, as Takuma SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (Midnight Bliss) SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (Makai Spell) SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (Heaven Spell) The King Of Fighters XIII (DLC Version, console only)

Gallery

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
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KOF '95 Logo Sprite.gif Iori YagamiBilly KaneEiji KisaragiSaisyu KusanagiOmega Rugal
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KOF '97 Logo Sprite.gif Shingo YabukiYashiro NanakaseShermieChrisBlue MaryRyuji YamazakiOrochi IoriOrochi LeonaOrochi YashiroOrochi ShermieOrochi ChrisOrochi
KOF '98UM Logo.png Nightmare Geese
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KOF 2002 Logo Sprite.gif Kusanagi
KOF 2002UM Logo.png Nameless
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KOF XII Logo.png Raiden
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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
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SNK vs. Capcom Characters
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