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Andy Bogard
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Andy in The King of Fighters XIII.
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Full nameAndy Bogard
BirthdateAugust 16, 1972; 21 years old (Fatal Fury 2), 22 years old (Fatal Fury 3, KOF '94), 23 years old (KOF series), 24 years old (Real Bout Special)
Birthplace United States.svg USA
Height171 cm (5'7", FF) 172 cm (5'8", KOF)
Weight69 kg (152 lbs)
Blood typeA
Family/RelativesJeff Bogard (adoptive father), Terry Bogard (brother), Mai Shiranui (love interest) Rock Howard (foster nephew)
Job/OccupationNinja
LikesPhotograph of his days of training
DislikesDogs
HobbiesTraining
Favorite foodNatto spaghetti
Forte in sportsShort track
Special skillMeditation
Most unpleasantTerry being a better fighter than him
Favorite musicNone, he likes it quiet
Fighting styleShiranui Style Ninja Technique and Koppoken (attacks against bones)

Andy Bogard (アンディ・ボガード, Andī Bogādo) is a video game character in both the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series of fighting games by SNK Playmore. He is Terry Bogard's younger brother. His official nickname is The Human Weapon.

Story

Fatal Fury

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Andy Bogard in his classic outfit.

Andy is one of Jeff Bogard's adopted sons and the younger brother to Terry. When their father dies at the hands of Geese Howard, Andy decided to perfect his own martial art over at Japan to differentiate himself from his brother. During his time in Japan, Andy was taught the Shiranui-ryuu Ninjutsu (Shiranui Style Ninja Technique) and a form of empty-handed combat called Koppouken by Hanzo Shiranui.

A decade after Jeff's death, he reunites with Terry in South Town. After paying respects to Jeff's grave, they encounter Joe Higashi and learn about the King of Fighters tournament hosted by Geese. He enters with them in an attempt to avenge their father, but lost before he reached Geese. When Terry defeated Geese, Andy felt a mixed sense of closure and returned to Japan to continue his training.

After their first King of Fighters Tournament, a new tournament was held, this time hosted by Wolfgang Krauser. Andy, though present in the competition, did not accomplish much story-wise. During the events of Fatal Fury 3, Andy suffered a chest wound that continued to hamper him in the Real Bout series. He additionally has an ending which mirrors Terry's scenario in Real Bout but this is considered non-canon in Mark of the Wolves.

Ever since Geese's death, the fall of the First Southtown, and the birth of Second Southtown, Andy has been busy training Hokutomaru through the ways of Shiranui-ryuu Ninjutsu and Koppouken. Instead of fighting in the tournament himself, he sends Hokutomaru in his place to see what his apprentice has learned. In Hokutomaru's ending, Andy writes him a note saying that he was proud to see Hokutomaru's progress. Then he ended the note by saying he is no longer his teacher but his rival and that they will cross paths again.

The King of Fighters

When the new King of Fighters '94 tournament was announced, Andy joined Terry and Joe to form a team. Since then, Andy has always agreed to follow his brother Terry whenever he decided to enter the new version of the King of Fighters tournament. He seems to reluctantly enter the tournaments as time goes on, either pressured by Mai or Joe to enter the team. With new rules in KOF '99 allowing teams of four members, Mai Shiranui (in KOF '99) and Blue Mary (KOF 2000 and KOF 2001) joined the team.

Beginning in the Ash Saga (KOF 2003), Andy left the Fatal Fury team to take care of his disciple, Hokutomaru, who fell sick with the mumps. He stays absent in KOF XI to presumably continue training his student. He rejoins his brother and Joe in KOF XIII for old time's sake.

In the Maximum Impact series, Andy did not want to participate and immersed himself in training. He admits privately to Mai in the sequel that he feels his fighting ability is impotent and wants to wait for another time to challenge his brother. In a side story for Regulation A, however, he states that his fight with Terry "may not be far off".

Personality

Andy is a quiet and rather stoic man who always sets his sights on improving himself. Although he is usually serious, he breaks form when confronted with things that make him uncomfortable -such as his height- and hides his embarrassment with boastful declarations. Andy acts as the withdrawn and analytical observer amongst his friends. As far back as he can remember, He has never won anything over his elder brother and seems to suffer from an inferiority complex because of it. He respects him yet feels that he has to one day overcome him.

He's also in love with Mai, but rarely expresses it, as he personally feels that he is not yet mature enough to handle marriage and training at the same time. He seems perplexed by Mai's actions towards him but will do everything he can to protect her. Their relationship is usually used for comedic effect in the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series.

Powers

  • Gather Chi - Andy can gather chi energy from Gaia, the mother-earth.
  • Energy Projectile - Andy can fire a ball of chi energy from his hands called Hishouken.
  • Energy Attacks - Andy can use chi energy to increase the damage of his normal attacks (punches, kicks, etc.)
  • Fire Attacks - Andy can use fire to increase the damage of his normal attacks and even engulf his body in flames.

Skills

  • Acrobatics - Andy is very proficient with acrobatics thanks to his ninjutsu training
  • Stealth - Due to his ninja training, Andy is proficient in stealth.

Fighting Style

Andy employs Koppouken as his fighting style. Koppouken is an old Japanese martial art that has some Karate and Ninjutsu moves. Some time after mastering Koppouken, Andy went to learn the Shiranui-ryuu Ninjutsu with Hanzo Shiranui.

Music

  • Chotto Koikki na Kenka Yarou (A Somewhat Stylish Brawling Punk) - Player VS. Player BGM in Fatal Fury, shared with Terry Bogard and Joe Higashi.
  • Pasta - Fatal Fury 2 and Fatal Fury Special
  • Raihatou (Thunder Surge Warrior) - Fatal Fury 3, Real Bout Fatal Fury, and Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
  • Raihatou Gaiden (Thunder Surge Warrior Sidestory) - Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
  • Ribbon of the Night - Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition
  • Napolitan Blues - The King of Fighters '94
  • Club M ~Flute in the Sky~ - The King of Fighters '95
  • Big Shot - The King of Fighters '96
  • Kurikinton - The King of Fighters '98, The King of Fighters 2002
  • 176th Street - The King of Fighters '99
  • Terry 115 - The King of Fighters 2000
  • All OK! - The King of Fighters 2001
  • Wild Street - The King of Fighters XIII
  • Street Dancer - The King of Fighters XIII (when the music is set to "Type B", console version only, also shared with Terry Bogard and Joe Higashi)
  • Sun Shine Glory - The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match
  • Andy no Tatakai - Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle
  • Andy - Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture
  • Lucky Paradise - Shared image song with Mai in Garou Densetsu Special

Voice Actors

  • Jun Hashimoto - Fatal Fury 2-Special, The King of Fighters '94
  • Keiichi Nanba - Fatal Fury 3-present, The King of Fighters '95-present
  • Tomoko Maruo - Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf (as young Andy)
  • Tony Sampson - Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf (English voice as young Andy)
  • Peter Wilds - animated specials (English voice)
  • Jeff Manning - The King of Fighters XII (English voice)
  • Ryō Horikawa - Dengeki Bunko drama CD series

Live Action Actors

  • Curtis Wood Willis - Fatal Fury Special live action commercials

Game Appearances

Mobile Appearances

Cameo Appearances

Anime Appearances

Similar Characters

See also

Trivia

  • Andy's Japanese speech patterns has changed a bit over the years. In his debut, he referred to Terry as "Ani-shaa (兄貴)", the archaic version for the "big brother". Since Fatal Fury 3, however, he calls him the more common phrase for "older brother", "Nii-san" (兄さん). He also used to refer to himself as "boku" before using the more formal "watashi" and masculine "ore".
  • According to Terry's character album, he is well aware of Andy's desires to surpass him and recognizes him to be his greatest living rival. To counter his brother's effort, Terry constantly strives to improve himself by fighting stronger opponents.
  • In the Fatal Fury movie, Terry loses to the CPU Andy in the arcade game he was playing.

Cards

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Sprites

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