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Tung Fu Rue (Japanese: タン・フー・ルー; Chinese: 糖 胡芦) is a character from the Fatal Fury series. He debut in Fatal Fury: King of Fighters as a master of Hakkyokuseiken and was the former instructor Geese Howard, Jeff Bogard, and to a lesser extent Cheng Sinzan.


Tung is wise and calm, always thinking twice before he acts. He is always eager to help those of good will. His "relaxed" nature is sometimes used for comedic factor in the games.


  • Pump Up - Tung Fu Rue can fill his entire body or just a part of it with chi energy, enhancing his muscles and physical strength. Though in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, he was able to create and solidify illusions of this form to hit opponents with its mass.
  • Sense - Tung can sense the presence of people nearby.
  • Gather Energy - Tung can absorb Chi energy from Gaia.
  • Energy Projectiles - Tung can fire a short ranged projectile or energy beam.
  • Energy Attacks - Tung's can infuse his attacks with Chi energy.
  • Multiple Attacks - Tung can perform a barrage of attacks in rapid intervals.

Fighting Style

Tung Fu Rue uses the skills learned from Hakkyokuseiken to focus his energy into his attacks in conjunction with kung fu-inspired techniques, especially based on Bajiquan (the basis for Hakkyokuseiken's naming) and other explosive-based martial arts. Though in later games, he is able to form illusions of his muscular proportions for a variety of techniques, which still allows him to use his base form to maintain his agility and finesse.


  • Chuugoku Yonsen'nen no Rekishi (Four Thousand Years of Chinese History) - Fatal Fury
  • Chuugoku Yonsen'nen no Rekishi to Wa Ika Ni (Certainly Four Thousand Years of Chinese History) - Fatal Fury Special
  • Chuugoku Yonsen'nen no Rekishi to Wa Ika Ni Ii (What About Four Thousand Years of Chinese History?) - Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
  • Inheritance - The King of Fighters XIV
  • Pasta -KOF XIV ver.- - The King of Fighters XIV (as Andy's opponent)

Voice Actors



Tung Fu Rue's card from Card Fighters Clash DS.



Similar Characters


  • His name is really an alias and its namesake is actually the same egg dish listed in his profile.
    • The characters in the alternative spelling of his name are the same as the Chinese confectionery Tang hu lu.
  • Fatal Fury: King of Fighters is the only game where he did not use the standard Hakkyokuseiken fighting stance. One of his attacks, the Senshippo, made it into Sie Kensou's moveset in KOF '99 and several other kenpo fighters' movesets from other fighting games.
  • In Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Tung Fu Rue also gains the ability to use EX special moves, which are special moves that involve expending a single power gauge stock or half of it to perform enhanced attacks (that of course, predate their usage in the KOF series via KOF XIII). This ability is reworked in KOF XI to instead have his EX moves become slower via lag but with no meter cost, though they all retain the meter cost trait when EX moves are used universal mechanic in KOF XIV.
    • In both those games, Tung Fu Rue's latest strongest technique, the Chou Shou Nami, is most likely a parody of the MAX Power Kamehameha technique used by Muten Roushi (Master Roshi) in the Dragon Ball franchise.


Fatal Fury: King of Fighters Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (Transformed) Fatal Fury Special Real Bout Fatal Fury Special Neo Geo Battle Coliseum


Fatal Fury characters
Fatal Fury - King of Fighters Logo Sprite.gif Terry BogardAndy BogardJoe HigashiRichard MeyerMichael MaxDuck KingTung Fu RueHwa JaiRaidenBilly KaneGeese Howard
Fatal Fury 2 Logo Sprite.gif Kim KaphwanMai ShiranuiCheng SinzanJubei YamadaBig BearAxel HawkLaurence BloodWolfgang Krauser
Fatal Fury Special Logo Sprite.gif Ryo Sakazaki
Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory Logo Sprite.gif Blue MaryBob WilsonFranco BashHon-FuSokaku MochizukiRyuji YamazakiJin ChonreiJin Chonshu
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special Logo Sprite.gif Nightmare GeeseShadow AndyEX Blue MaryEX Billy KaneEX Tung Fu RueIori Yagami
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special Dominated Mind White
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 - The Newcomers Logo Sprite.gif Rick StrowdLi XiangfeiAlfred
Fatal Fury - First Contact.gif Lao
Fatal Fury - Wild Ambition Logo.png Touji SakataTsugumi SendoMr. Karate II
Garou - Mark of the Wolves Logo Sprite.gif Rock HowardB. JenetKim Dong HwanKim Jae HoonHotaru FutabaGatoTizoc (The Griffon)Marco RodriguesHokutomaruKevin RianFreemanGrantKain R. Heinlein
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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