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Terry Bogard (テリー・ボガード) is the main protagonist of the Fatal Fury series. He has appeared in every Fatal Fury and King of Fighters game, and is one of the characters of choice to symbolize the company in crossover games, merchandise and publicity. He appears to fit many Japanese stereotypes for an American character in appearance, personality and speech (his in-game vocabulary is usually limited to American colloquialisms, such as "Okay!" and "Hey, c'mon, c'mon!").

Terry Bogard is the brother of Andy Bogard. Both of them were orphans adopted by Jeff Bogard. He is often referred to as the "Legendary Hungry Wolf" (from Garou Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Hungry Wolf"). He has a pet monkey named Ukee (the previous mascot of SNK before Terry). He has a knack for scoring in basketball, which explains the creation of his Power Dunk move. His official nickname is "The Legendary Wolf" (伝説でんせつおおかみ).[2][3][4] and "South Town Hero" (サウスタウンヒーロー).[5]

Development

Terry originates in Capcom’s fighting game Street Fighter. In an interview, Hiroshi Matsumoto mentions the Caucasian man who wore a leather jacket during the opening sequence of Street Fighter I. Despite appearing in the opening, he was not found in the actual game. At the time they had already decided that the main character for Street Fighter I would be a dougi-clad karate fighter, but the devs wanted to include the Caucasian man in the next game if given the opportunity. The mysterious man ended up being the model for Terry. [6]

In Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Terry received a re-design as the devs thought his design was outdated. [7] Nobuyuki Kuroki mentions how many of the staff that worked on The King of Fighters XIV came from the Fatal Fury series, so the team had sentimental feelings towards Terry and Geese. [8] Eisuke Ogura showed difficulty finalizing Terry's new design and Terry's model was recreated and polished up to four times, along with many retakes by the motion capture team. [8] Due to the hard work and positive feedback by the fans, Kuroki felt satisfied. [8]

Personality

Terry Bogard is an incredibly charismatic, cheerful and friendly man with everyone around him. He bears no ill will towards anyone other than the truly malicious and outright irredeemable, including foes the likes of Geese Howard, the killer of his adoptive father, and the psychopathic Ryuji Yamazaki.

His relationship with Andy is that of respect, recognizing his younger brother as his fiercest rival despite Terry himself being the better fighter of the two. He feels a sense of kinship with Blue Mary for her loss, and the two developed a long time relationship. He treats Rock as his son as he teasingly calls him "Rookie", but allows him to choose his own path in life. Terry is also well-informed of what goes on in the streets.

Powers

  • Sense: Terry can sense the presence of people nearby.
  • Ergokinesis: Terry has an incredible power of energy, that he uses when gathering chi energy from Gaia.
    • Gather Chi: Terry can gather chi energy from Gaia, the mother-earth.
    • Power Wave: Terry can fire a projectile of energy that travels through the ground, or form an explosive area-of-effect strike known as Round Wave.
      • Power Geyser: By punching the ground, Terry can make a more powerful version of the Power Wave, creating a massive geyser of energy coming from below the ground. He can either summon extra rows of geysers with a single punch, punch a few more times for one extra each, or wave his fist around to create more in one setting.
    • Energy Attacks: Terry can use chi energy to increase the damage of his normal attacks.
      • Burn Knuckle/Quick Burn: Terry can surround his fist in energy to deliver a fierce punch.
      • Crack Shoot: Terry can surround his legs in energy and utilize it for a powerful jumping axe kick.
      • Create Fire: Terry can create fire via an improved version of his Fire Kick move.

Skills

  • Acrobatics: Terry is very proficient with acrobatics in his fighting, using moves like Crack Shot and Rising Tackle.
  • Adaptability: Due to his training in various fighting techniques, Terry can adapt with any opponent he faces.
  • Resilience: Terry can take a lot of punishment when fighting brutish opponents like Wolfgang Krauser and Grant.
  • Survival: Terry lived and grew up on the mean streets of Southtown and other parts of the USA where survival was an everyday battle.

Fighting Style

Terry uses a mixture of boxing, karate, kung fu, kickboxing and street fighting moves to create a very unique fighting style, mixed in with chi techniques learned from his Hakkyokuseiken master, Tung Fu Rue. He had also learned martial arts directly from his adoptive father, Jeff Bogard. Other sources state his fighting experience was also gained from brawling on the streets for years to hone proper techniques for himself, where he tested out varying methods of fighting to his tastes.

Terry is an all-around fighter, with extensive knowledge of many martial arts techniques. He uses many variations of punches, such as hooks and uppercuts and can also kick with ease. A majority of his techniques have a "power naming" motif, via Power Wave, Power Drive, Power Shoot and Power Geyser. Two of his signature moves, the Crack Shoot and Power Dunk, were inspired by Terry's love for basketball, in which the latter move was enhanced in The King of Fighters XIV and was renamed the "Star Dunk Volcano".

In later years, Terry also developed a technique that ties into his wolf motif, named the Buster Wolf. He also in a few instances, creates a technique that has the same input scheme as Geese's Deadly Rave (as a possible tribute), known as the Rising Beat, which first debuted in SvC Chaos. Terry also pays tribute to Geese's son Rock by having his own version of his stronger-version Shine Knuckle, the Rising Force (which acts as his HSDM/MAX2DM).

His well-rounded style also carries onward into his playstyle, where he has very well-rounded normal attacks and is a very basic character to play. However, one notable downside is that his special moves are all very laggy, forcing him to play a bit carefully when it comes to trying to land big damage; the embodiment of the original vision made for the Fatal Fury series' gameplay style.

Music

Official Songs

  • Chotto Koikki na Kenka Yarou (A Somewhat Stylish Brawling Punk) - Fatal Fury (shared with Andy Bogard and Joe Higashi)
  • Kurikinton (Chestnuts and Mashed Sweet Potatoes) - Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury Special, The King of Fighters '98, The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match, The King of Fighters 2002, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Big Shot - Fatal Fury 3, Real Bout Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters XI (console version only, Terry must be the first opponent).
  • Big Shot! "Elegant Simplicity" - The King of Fighters '96
  • Kuri to Itsu Made mo (Chestnuts and Forever) - Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2, The King of Fighters '97,  SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium, The King of Fighters R-1, The King of Fighters R-2
  • 11th Street - Terry's regular theme in Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition
  • Big Shot ~XL Ver.~ - Boss theme as Geese's final opponent in Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition
  • Sunrise on the Train - Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Neapolitan Blues - The King of Fighters '94
  • Club M ~Flute in the Sky~ - The King of Fighters '95, The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match (When teaming EX Terry with EX Andy and EX Joe)
  • 176th Street - The King of Fighters '99 (Remix of 11th Street from Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition)
  • Terry 115 - The King of Fighters 2000, The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood, The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood
  • All OK! - The King of Fighters 2001
  • Prolongation - The King of Fighters 2003
  • Street Dancer - King of Fighters XI, The King of Fighters XIII (when the music is set to "Type B", console version only, also shared with Andy and Joe)
  • Sun Shine Glory - The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
  • Wild Street - The King of Fighters XIII
  • Departure from South Town - The King of Fighters XIV
  • Soy Sauce for Geese -KOF XIV ver.- - The King of Fighters XIV (as Geese's opponent)
  • Kuri Kinton Flavor (Chestnut Flavor) - The King of Fighters XIV (when fought in the Transcontinental Railroad stage)
  • Big Shot! ~SNK Heroines Edit~ - SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
  • Ride the Big Wave! - The King of Fighters XV
  • Atana Hikaru - Days of Memories
  • Moon Wolf (KM Cool Emotion Mix) - K.O.F. Dance Trax
  • Yoake no Legend (Legend of Dawn) - Ending theme from Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture

Image Songs

  • The Song of Fighters '95 - Shared image Song from The King of Fighters '95 Arranged Soundtrack
  • Shooting☆Star - Image Song from Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Arranged Soundtrack
  • Dance de Peace! - Shared image song from the Scitron 10th Anniversary Special: Fatal Fury -Selected Characters-

Voice Actors

Live Action Actors

Game Appearances

Game

Mobile

Cameos

Anime

Similar Characters

Trivia

  • A tribute of Terry can be found in Shadow Hearts: Covenant, which was developed by Nautilus. The character Blanca (a wolf) can participate in a side quest called The Wolf Bout. One of his opponents is a wolf named Kelly. He wears a red and white hat and parodies a lot of Terry's lines.
  • Terry is both a masculine and feminine given name, derived directly from French "Thierry" and eventually from the Germanic "Theodoric".  Both have the meaning of "Power is mighty" or the "ruler of the people". Ironically, there have been female versions of Terry, most notably in SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy.
  • Sometime during 1995, Terry was also SNK's mascot for the Orix Buffaloes baseball team.
  • According to developers for Mark of Wolves, Terry travels by riding his personal motorcycle. More often than not, Terry is usually mentioned hitching rides from truckers, buses, or trains. Alternately, he's seen walking on foot. They also jokingly stated that the reasons behind his apparent weight gain was due to Rock's cooking.
  • Several of Terry's "Engrish" quotes have become a plethora of memes to the SNK fandom, most notably "Are you ok?" before launching Buster Wolf.
  • In Capcom vs SNK, Terry and Yamazaki's special intro is a direct reference to Bunnoshin Inagi vs Kaoru Hanayama from Baki the Grappler. The scene can be found here.
  • Terry's current outfit (KOF XIV) has the phrase "Get in the Ring" written on its back, a reference to Real Bout Fatal Fury 2's vs. screen quote. The left sleeve of his jacket is the a logo that reads "91", which is a reference to the official year that the original Fatal Fury game was released.
  • In the Art of Fighting/Fatal Fury continuity, Terry is the three time champion of the The King of Fighters tournaments winning the ones hosted in Fatal Fury, Fatal Fury 2 and Real Bout Fatal Fury.
  • In Neo-Geo Freak 1998, the characters in KOF '98 have their own interviews. Here are Terry's response to the questions.[9]
    • What is your aspiration in this competition? - "It's natural to participate, but if it is, it's aiming to win."
    • Who would you like to fight the most? - "It's Andy. When I was a kid, we fought in Dalian, but I never fought properly."
    • Who would you like to team up with? / Who would you not like to team up with? - "Of course, my brother Andy and Joe. I can't imagine entering without them. The person who I don't want to team up with is Billy!"
    • What is "KOF" for you? - "KOF is for me 'real'! It's one of my pleasures, what kind of guy comes out every year."
    • Finally, please give a word to your fans. - "I'll fight at full power anytime!"
  • In his development blog for KOF: Maximum Impact 2, Ureshino states that he doesn't know about Rock's mother or the true inheritor of Geese's legacy but hints that it would most likely conflict with Terry.
  • At Vigamus,[10] a museum of videogames sponsored by the municipality of Rome, a special illustration lists Terry as the mascot of the early 90's era of Neo Geo.[11]
  • On Falcoon's SNK 40th anniversary page he states that both Terry and Mai are his favourite SNK characters.[12] He considered the Mark of the Wolves design to be one of his favorite designs before he began working. He was pleased when he got the opportunity to work on the character's redesign. [13]
  • In Gamest's 1997 Heroes Collection, Terry was voted as the staff's eighth favorite character.[14] In Neo Geo Freak's 1997 Volume 8 character poll, he was voted as the fifteenth favourite character with a total of 690 votes.[15] 270 votes from the male fans and 420 votes from the female fans.[16] In a 2005 poll made by SNK Playmore USA, he was voted as the number one fan favorite character with a total of 10014 votes. He was voted as the second most favorite character at the time of Garou: Mark of the Wolves with a total of 162 votes, one commenter saying that "Terry's the eternal hero".[17] In the character popularity poll on Neo Geo Freak's website, he was voted as the fourth favorite character with a total of 2,479 votes.

Gallery

References

  1. Terry's profile page from the Fatal Fury 15th Anniversary website (Japanese)
  2. Official character profile from KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A"
  3. Official character profile from The King of Fighters XII
  4. Official site for The King of Fighters XIII
  5. Official character profile from KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A"
  6. Takashi Nishimyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto interview from SF25: The Art of Street Fighter page 436.
  7. - "SNK Developers Talk About How Some Of The Classic Arcade Games Were Made" Archived from The original'
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV Premium Art Book, p.033
  9. Neo Geo Freak 1998-08 archive The King of Fighters '98 character interviews.
  10. Vigamus official website.
  11. SNK Legends at Italian Museum of Videogames, Vigamus! Archived from the original
  12. Falcoon's page from SNK 40th anniversary website.
  13. Retreived from Falcoon’s twitter.
  14. http://www.netlaputa.ne.jp/~dummy/gamest/magazine/gamest/v208.html
  15. Neo Geo Freak 1997-08 archive Neo Geo Freak character popularity poll results.
  16. Neo Geo Freak 1997-08 archive Number of votes from both genders, from Neo Geo Freak character popularity poll.
  17. Garou: Mark of the Wolves popularity poll from neogeo.freeplaytech.com
Fatal Fury characters
Fatal Fury Terry BogardAndy BogardJoe HigashiRichard MeyerMichael MaxDuck KingTung Fu RueHwa JaiRaidenBilly KaneGeese Howard
Fatal Fury 2 Kim KaphwanMai ShiranuiCheng SinzanJubei YamadaBig BearAxel HawkLaurence BloodWolfgang Krauser
Fatal Fury Special Ryo Sakazaki
Fatal Fury 3 Blue MaryBob WilsonFranco BashHon-FuSokaku MochizukiRyuji YamazakiJin ChonreiJin Chonshu
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special Nightmare GeeseShadow AndyEX Blue MaryEX Billy KaneEX Tung Fu RueIori Yagami
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special Dominated Mind White
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 AlfredLi XiangfeiRick Strowd
Fatal Fury: First Contact Lao
Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition Touji SakataTsugumi SendoMr. Karate II
Garou: Mark of the Wolves Rock HowardB. JenetKim Dong HwanKim Jae HoonHotaru FutabaGatoTizocMarco RodriguezHokutomaruKevin RianFreemanGrantKain R. Heinlein
The King of Fighters characters
KOF '94 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 Iori YagamiBilly KaneEiji KisaragiSaisyu KusanagiOmega Rugal
KOF '96 Leona HeidernMatureViceKasumi TodohGeese HowardWolfgang KrauserMr. BigChizuru KaguraGoenitz
KOF '97 Shingo YabukiYashiro NanakaseShermieChrisBlue MaryRyuji YamazakiOrochi IoriOrochi LeonaOrochi YashiroOrochi ShermieOrochi ChrisOrochi
KOF '98UM Nightmare Geese
KOF '99 K'MaximaWhipBaoLi XiangfeiJhun HoonKyo-1Kyo-2Krizalid
KOF '99: Evolution VanessaSethSyo KirishimaAlfredFiolina GermiGai Tendo
KOF 2000 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 May Lee JinjuK9999AngelZeroRonGluganIgnizMistyNests
KOF 2002 Kusanagi
KOF 2002UM Nameless
KOF 2003 Ash CrimsonDuo LonShen WooTizocGatoMalinMaki KaguraAdelheid BernsteinMukai
KOF XI OswaldElisabeth BlanctorcheMomokoB. JenetShionMagakiSilberSho HayateJyazuHotaru FutabaTung Fu Rue
KOF XII Raiden
KOF XIII Hwa JaiSaikiEvil AshMr. Karate
KOF XIV Shun'eiMeitenkunGang-ilLuongXanaduSylvie Paula PaulaKukriMianNelsonZarinaBandeiras HattoriKing of DinosaursHeinNakoruruMamahahaMui MuiLove HeartAlice Garnet NakataAntonovVerseNajd
KOF XV Isla • Unnamed Female Character • Unnamed Boss
KOF EX: Neo Blood Moe Habana
KOF EX2: Howling Blood Reiji OogamiJun KagamiMiu KurosakiSinobu Amou
KOF: Maximum Impact Alba MeiraSoiree MeiraLien NevilleMignon BeartChae LimDukeRock Howard
KOF: Maximum Impact 2 Luise MeyrinkNagaseJivatmaNinon BeartHyenaHanzo HattoriKyo Kusanagi ClassicWild WolfMr. Karate IIArmor RalfRichard Meyer
KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation "A" Xiao LonMakoto Mizoguchi
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