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Tung Fu Rue in The King of Fighters XIV
Full nameTung Fu Rue (real name unknown)
BirthdateApril 14, 1924; 69 years old (Fatal Fury Special), 72 years old (Real Bout Special), 71 years old (Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, KOF XIV)
BirthplaceFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Height162cm (5'3.75")
Weight46kg (101 lbs)
Blood typeA
Job/OccupationMartial Arts Master
LikesThe accomplishments of his pupils
Favorite foodCha-tamago (egg tea)
Forte in sportsTai Chi
Favorite musicFolk music
Fighting styleBājíshèngquán (Hakkyokuseiken)

Tung Fu Rue (タン・フー・ルー or 糖 胡芦, Tan Fū Rū, Pinyin: Táng Hú Lú, Onyomi: Tou U Ro) is a Fatal Fury character who debuted in the original Fatal Fury game. He is a master of Hakkyokuseiken and instructed Geese Howard, Jeff Bogard, and to a lesser extent Cheng Sinzan. 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 FuryEdit

The legendary master of Hakkyokuseiken, Tung Fu Rue was the former master of both the noble Jeff Bogard and the power hungry Geese Howard. Although he had trained both men, he wanted Jeff to be his only successor since he displayed proper decorum for a honorable fighter. Geese caught wind of this and murdered Jeff out of jealousy. Tung was saddened by the loss and dropped the idea of adopting a successor. Tung had entered the 1991 edition of The King of Fighters tournament held by Geese, but was eventually defeated.

In his ending for Fatal Fury Special, he seems to have overexerted himself and is hospitalized. This scene is most likely a callback to the first OVA since he is fine throughout the rest of the series. He decides to live the rest of his days in retirement and he occasionally enters a competition to keep in shape. Though he taught Terry for a time, Tung made it a policy to refuse any other disciples. He seems to break this in Real Bout by apparently making the Jin brothers his apprentices. Some endings in Real Bout 2 show him taking only Jin Chonrei as his apprentice though, with Jin Chonshu staying with Kim Kaphwan.

The King of FightersEdit

He's established to have connections with Saisyu Kusanagi and Chin Gentsai in this series. Before The King of Fighters XIV, Tung found the orphan Shun'ei. Sensing good in the boy, Tung raised Shun'ei as his last disciple.


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.

Fighting StyleEdit

Tung Fu Rue uses the skills learned from Hakkyokuseiken to focus his energy into his attacks in conjunction with kung fu-inspired techniques. Fatal Fury 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.


  • 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 appears to be able to create and solidify illusions of his muscular form to hit opponents with its mass.
  • Sense - Tung can sense the presence of people nearby.
  • Gather Energy - Tung can adsorb 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 kicks and punches in rapid intervals.


  • 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

Voice ActorsEdit

Game AppearancesEdit


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

Cameo AppearancesEdit

Anime AppearancesEdit

Similar CharactersEdit

See AlsoEdit


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