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Terry Bogard
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Terry in The King of Fighters XIII.
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Full nameTerry Bogard
BirthdateMarch 15, 1971; 22 years old (Fatal Fury 2), 23 years old (Fatal Fury 3, KOF '94), 25 years old (Real Bout Special), 35 years old (Mark of Wolves), 24 years old (KOF series), 34 years old (Wild Wolf)
BirthplaceUnited States.svg USA
Height182cm (5' 11")
Weight77kg (170 lbs, Real Bout ~ '94-'98); 82kg (181 lbs, Real Bout 2 ~ '99-2002); 81kg (179 lbs, Mark of Wolves); 83kg (183 lbs, 2003-)
Blood typeO
Family/RelativesJeff Bogard (adoptive father), Andy Bogard (brother), Rock Howard (adoptive son), Blue Mary (lover), Ukee (pet monkey)
Job/OccupationNone (does part time work to get by)
LikesJeff's gloves, vintage jeans, Ukee (Mark of Wolves)
DislikesSlugs
HobbiesPlaying video games, trawling, wall painting (Mark of Wolves)
Favorite foodFast-food, clubhouse sandwiches made by Rock (Mark of Wolves)
Forte in sportsBasketball
Special skillAccurately guessing a woman's measurements just by glancing at her, making 50 3-pointer shots in a row (Mark of Wolves)
Most unpleasantCigarettes
Favorite musicRock; Country (Mark of Wolves)
Fighting styleMartial arts and techniques learned from Jeff (Real Bout 2, '94-2002), Martial arts (Mark of Wolves, 2003-), Hakkyokuseiken chi techniques (anime only)

Terry Bogard (テリー・ボガード, Terī Bogādo) is a video game character created by SNK, and is the main character 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.

In Gamest's 1997 Heroes Collection, Terry was voted as the staff's eighth favorite character. 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 one commenter saying that "Terry's the eternal hero". 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.

Story

Fatal Fury

The Geese Howard Era

Terry and Andy were orphans who raised themselves on the streets. They were soon adopted by Jeff Bogard and eventually lived in Southtown. When Terry was 10, he witnessed the death of his father at the hands of Geese Howard. Knowing that they needed more training to confront Geese, the brothers made an oath to spend a decade to fine tune their martial arts before trying to avenge their father. Unlike his brother Andy, who left Southtown to train in Japan, Terry chose to wander in his home country, combining the skills learned from his father, his father's mentor Tung Fu Rue, and abilities gained from the streets.

A decade later, the crime lord Geese Howard organized a tournament, dubbed The King of Fighters. Terry, Andy and Muay Thai Kickboxing champion Joe Higashi would enter with the purpose of facing Geese. The battle that followed would eventually see Terry defeating Geese, and for some time, it was thought that Geese perished in the battle. The next year saw Geese's half-brother Wolfgang Krauser take control of The King of Fighters, and bringing the once Southtown-only tournament onto the world stage. The finals of this new tournament would again see Terry fighting the sponsor and him ultimately defeating Krauser. During this event, he befriended many of the contestants and became a hero of Southtown.

Some time later it was revealed that Geese had survived his encounter with Terry. The Bogards and friends learned of Geese's intentions to retrieve the legendary Jin scrolls, Terry once again challenged and defeated him. Afterwards, Geese fled. Terry had battled to the end of the tournament, defeating characters such as Yamazaki, until finally facing the Jin brothers. Standing now as the victor, Terry once again was the champion. However, Geese had escaped with the scrolls. During the next game, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Terry managed to get all the way through the tournament to Geese for one final conflict. At the end of the fight, he knocked Geese off the edge of Geese Tower, but grabbed hold of Geese's hand and tried to keep him from falling. But this was not to be, as Geese knocked Terry's hand away, plummeting to what is believed to be his permanent death. Sometime after their final conflict, Terry encountered a boy by the name of Rock Howard (Geese's son). Taking him in, he would teach him how to fight as they travel together around the world.

The Rock Howard Era

After the events of the Real Bout series of Fatal Fury, the story shifts to Second Southtown. Kain R. Heinlein, who was raised in Second South, claimed the city as his own and threatened to throw populace into chaos once more so that people could "enjoy living" once more. About 10 years after the events in Real Bout Fatal Fury, the King of Fighters: Maximum Mayhem (hosted and sponsored by Kain) would go underway, and Terry and Rock were invited to take part of the tournament.

In Rock Howard's ending, Terry approaches the ruins of a mansion and finds out that Rock is now Kain's partner, and knows that he must trust Rock's decision to stick with Kain for a while. Terry then leaves the vicinity, knowing that Rock has finally left his den. After this, it is presumed Terry resumed his life of the lone wolf, leaving an uncertain future ahead. It is unknown whether Rock's ending is the canon ending, however.

In his own ending he wanders Second Southtown thinking about what Kain told him about the nature of humanity. He decides that life is "all about heart" and Kain was wrong.

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.

The King of Fighters

In The King of Fighters series, SNK used Terry's background story of Fatal Fury 1-2, in that after he had defeated Geese and Krauser, he received an invitation to enter a new team fighting tournament called The King of Fighters '94. Since then, Terry has been in many installments as team captain of Team Fatal Fury. Though the team's roster has changed through the years, Terry has always been present, and is notable as one of the few characters to appear in every King of Fighters game thus far. He also has a rivalry with Ryo which is mostly exclusive to this series.

His possible death was played on during The King of Fighters '99 where he stayed behind in the collapsing NESTS's base. He didn't contact with any of his friends or loved ones until a year later. In his time of absence, Terry tracked down NESTS's men who were targeting Mary. He decides to help her out in her job by teaming up with her in the 2000 and 2001 tournaments.

He organizes his teams with various members in the following years, being the one to ask Tizoc in 2003 and Duck King into the team for KOF XI. To catch up and to reunite the legendary trio of Southtown, he joins up with his brother and Joe once more in KOF XIII. Before their meeting, he had to endure a long journey back to the city and fell asleep at the station. He calls up Mary to give him a ride to Paopao Cafe, and he cheerfully arrives late over 30 minutes late. His tardiness and usual attitude for any tournament upsets Joe, who knows that he and Andy have their own responsibilities besides the tournament. Although Terry doesn't understand why his friend is upset, he has a sparring match with him in Paopao Cafe.

Personality

Terry Bogard is an incredibly charismatic, cheerful and friendly man with everyone around him. He bears no ill will towards anyone other than Geese Howard, the killer of his adoptive father. His relationship with Andy is that of respect, recognizing his younger brother as a potential rival. 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, but allows him to choose his own path in life. He teasingly calls Rock, "Rookie". 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 a 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.
    • Energy Projectile: Terry can fire a projectile of energy called Power Wave.
    • Energy Attack: Terry can use chi energy to increase the damage of his normal attacks (punches, kicks,etc.).
    • Energy Geyser: By touching the ground with his hands, Terry can make a geyser of energy come from below the ground.

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. He learned chi techniques from 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. One of his signature moves, the Power Dunk, was inspired by Terry's love for basketball.

Music

  • 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
  • Big Shot - Fatal Fury 3, Real Bout Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters '96, The King of Fighters XI (console version only, Terry must be the first opponent).
  • 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-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
  • Nepolitan Blues - The King of Fighters '94
  • Club M ~Flute in the Sky~ - The King of Fighters '95
  • 176th Street - The King of Fighters '99
  • Terry 115 - The King of Fighters 2000
  • 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)
  • Wild Street - The King of Fighters XIII
  • Sun Shine Glory - The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match
  • 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

Mobile Appearances

Cameo Appearances

Anime Appearances

Similar Characters

See also

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.
  • Sometime during 1997, Terry was also SNK's mascot for the Orix Buffaloes baseball team. He sported a blue cap with the team's logo on it.
  • 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.

Cards

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Sprites

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