Terry (SSBU)

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This article is about Terry Bogard's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For the character in other contexts, see Terry Bogard.
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Universe Fatal Fury
Availability Downloadable
Final Smash Triple Wolf
Terry Faces the Fury!
—Introduction Tagline

Terry (テリー, Terry) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the first third-party representative from SNK. He was officially announced in the September 4th, 2019 Nintendo Direct as the fourth downloadable character from the Fighters Pass. He was released on November 6th, 2019 and is classified as fighter #74.

Takashi Kondō reprises his role as Terry from The King of Fighters XIV and onwards.


Terry Bogard is a tall, heavyweight fighter weighing the same as Samus, Dark Samus, and Bowser Jr., that uses special inputs for his special moves, much like Ryu and Ken, and also shares their unique trait of always facing their opponent in 1v1 matches. He has slow air speed and decent running speed, but is characterized most by his great ground game. This includes a powerful initial dash which allows Terry to play footsies very effectively, a strong set of normals and special moves, as well as his unique ability to attack directly out of a spot dodge, and finally his comeback mechanic which allows incredibly powerful Super Special Moves that require a specific input combination to use.

Terry's playstyle capitalizes on his strong bait-and-punish options. Terry has good tools, sporting many finishing moves in his forward tilt, dash attack, smash attacks, back and down aerials, and a majority of his specials. Forward tilt sports good range and above-average damage, while granting Terry's leg intangibility; dash attack possesses good knockback, damage, and traveling distance while being able to cross up shields; forward smash deals very high damage and knockback with impressive horizontal range to boot; up smash has good vertical range and also deals high damage and knockback; down smash has good range and high speed, but is still decently strong; back aerial deals high damage and knockback and sports excellent range; and down aerial is Terry's most damaging aerial, and can meteor smash opponents.

Similar to his fighting game-originating counterparts, Terry's special moves have special inputs which allow for more power and capabilities. These are generally dictated by how long the player holds the special button and normally determine distance and strength. His neutral special, Power Wave, is a projectile that travels on ground and serves as a good long-range poke that has both a weak and strong version, with the latter having a faster travel distance. In mid-air, it instead turns into a mid-range poking tool that deals more knockback, while also temporarily suspending Terry in the air. All of Terry's other moves come in four different variations when accounting for their weak/strong regular input variations and their weak/strong command input variations. Burning Knuckle (↓ ↘ → + attack/special) is one of Terry's go-to KO options, as even the weak regular input can KO opponents at fairly early kill percents, and it's Terry's best tech chasing tool. Terry is also the first character to sport a "backward special" in the form of Crack Shoot (↓ ↙ ← + attack/special); while it's not a KO move, it high-profiles through certain low attacks and also has a wide enough hitbox that it serves as both a reliable anti-air and Terry's most reliable cross up option at point blank range. Rising Tackle (c.↓ ↑ + attack/special) sports intangibility on the legs, and it's command input version sports full body invincibility, making it an effective anti-air. Finally, Power Dunk (→ ↓ ↘ + attack/special) serves as a strong combo ender, with invincibility on startup, and is another one of Terry's most reliable KO moves. The command version has a meteor hitbox, though connecting this hitbox is difficult as it's only active during the descending portion.

One of Terry's biggest strengths is his punish game. Due to his special cancelling after moves such as his jab, neutral aerial, and down aerial, Terry can successfully deal a large amount of damage from any opening. The aforementioned Power Dunk is among the most notable, as Terry can cancel into it from even his jab, and KO opponents with relative ease. Additionally, Terry's comeback mechanic grants him access to two Super Special Moves, Power Geyser (↓ ↙ ← ↙ → + attack/special or ↓ ← ↓ → + attack/special), and Buster Wolf (↓ ↘ → ↓ ↘ → + attack/special or ↓ → ↓ → + attack/special). Power Geyser releases from the ground directly in front of Terry in a massive explosion with incredible height and damage, acting as an extremely effective anti-air move as well as dealing a considerable amount of shield damage very quickly. Buster Wolf acts as a hit command grab similarly to Isabelle's Fishing Rod, and causes Terry to dash forward a fair distance (roughly half the length of Final Destination) into a two hits attack which causes incredible damage and knockback. While Terry is able to use these attacks any amount of times when passed the percentage threshold, they are very punishable if blocked or whiffed.

Although he is known for being a punishing character with a plethora of KO moves, set-ups, and confirms, Terry still has a good combo game. Neutral attack can easily chain into itself or special cancel to deal high amounts of damage; up tilt boasts both high speed and damage, has good range, special cancels, and juggles aerial opponents; and down tilt deals extremely low damage and knockback while having very low, all-around lag, allowing it to be spammed. Neutral and up aerials both provide plentiful combo opportunities due to their mixture of low all-around lag, good range, and decent damage and knockback. Despite his poor air speed, his neutral air can combo into itself with ease, giving Terry a form of Wall of Pain, which can then be easily followed up with his down air meteor smash.

In spite of his strengths, Terry still has notable drawbacks. His two extra special moves via his comeback mechanic serves as a double-edged sword; because these special moves are only accessible by reaching 100% damage (0.3× max HP in Stamina mode when HP is set to 200 or less, 1/3 max HP in Stamina mode when HP is set to 300 or more), coupled with the fact that both moves have considerable ending lag makes them extremely risky to use. This makes Terry's comeback mechanic the epitome of risk vs reward, forcing his playstyle to drastically change when it comes into play.

Terry's overall disadvantage is another glaring weakness of his. His fall speed is among the lower half of the cast, which combined with his large hurtbox makes him susceptible to juggles. Rising Tackle, while having intangibility throughout the first half of the move, is unable to sweetspot the ledge, meaning that Terry is forced to utilize it from very low under the stage, as he is otherwise left vulnerable for a hard punish at the move's apex. Additionally, the move's vertical and horizontal distance is sub-par, making it a generally inferior recovery move. His aerial speed is also well below average, making his off-stage survivability lacking; while he's able to mix up his recovery to a certain extent with his specials, he's unlikely to survive in most offstage situations if he's exhausted his double jump and his side special. Additionally, despite having a strong grounded neutral game, it is largely centered around baiting the opponent to approach and reading their habits to lead into combo extensions. As such, Terry doesn't possess many good pokes outside of down tilt. Given his average ground speed and poor air speed, his air approaches are fairly weak unless he starts close to his target.

Similarly to fellow fighting game veterans Ryu and Ken, Terry also has a rather high learning curve compared to most of the cast due to his command inputs being a crucial part of his success. His Super Special Moves in particular can be difficult to execute in some situations, and further compounding his recovery, it is not uncommon for a misinput to result in an unintentional self-destruction offstage. As such, it is crucial to get the hang of inputting moves correctly and at the right time in order to avoid putting Terry in a very unfavorable situation.

Overall, Terry is a melee-focused heavyweight character with immense combo, damage, and KO options in all areas. His access to Super Special Moves at high percents gives Terry the mental edge over opponents, as any ill-managed approach on the opponent's end can be called out by extremely hard punishes, and due to being a heavyweight he is very hard to KO without a proper edgeguard, making him more dangerous the longer he holds onto his stock. However, his poor disadvantage state and mediocre off-stage survivability means players need to be mindful of every off-stage option, as Terry can easily die to an off-stage gimp, and despite his powerful neutral, many of his most effective moves leave him vulnerable, meaning the player must make calculated decisions with which attacks to throw out in pressure situations. While his strengths currently seem to outweigh his weaknesses within the first month of his release, his viability in the competitive scene is yet to be determined.

Update history[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 6.1.0


  • In one-on-one matches, Terry always faces his opponent, much like Ryu and Ken.
  • When Terry is at 100% in Stock or Time Battles, or has 30% or less of his maximum HP in a Stamina Battle, he can perform two Super Special Moves: Power Geyser and Buster Wolf. This is indicated with a "GO" icon next to his fighter portrait.
  • Pressing the attack button immediately after performing a spot dodge will allow Terry to perform a counterattack that deals 13% and has an identical animation to his up tilt, but with different mechanics (see below).
  • As with Ryu and Ken, Terry has weak and strong variants of all his special moves, which depend on how long the button is held; tapping the button produces a weak variation, and holding the button produces a strong variation. The strong variations do more damage and propel Terry further.
    • Also like Ryu and Ken, Terry's input specials utilize "negative edge", where specials can be performed on the release of a held attack button after performing certain stick motions.

For a gallery of Terry's hitboxes, see here

Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack Jab, Body Blow, High Kick 3% A high jab, followed by a hit to the body, and ending with a high kick launcher. The first two attacks can each be canceled into special attacks, most reliably Power Dunk. The second hit strikes twice, and the move deals an impressively high amount of damage for a neutral attack. Holding the attack button also causes Terry to repeat the first hit. Based on his standing light punch, close-range standing heavy punch, and standing light kick in most games. Unlike most standard neutral attacks, this one hits four times and thus it deals high damage for a jab.
1% (hit 1), 2% (hit 2)
Forward tilt Middle Kick 12% (leg), 13% (foot) A middle-height kick that grants intangibility to his attacking leg. It has an impressive damage output, especially when sweetspotted. Can be canceled into specials and is a very easy and reliable confirm into Buster Wolf at lower-mid percentages. Based on his standing heavy kick in his home series. The move also has a disjointed hitbox on Terry's foot.
Up tilt Rising Upper 11% An uppercut. Somewhat quick with very low knockback growth, and can be canceled into specials, being a very effective and reliable move to combo into Power Geyser. It renders his attacking arm intangible. Based on Terry's anti-air command normal in his home series.
Down tilt Under Kick 3% A low kick. Deals extremely low damage, but can be spammed safely due to its very low lag overall. It can be special-canceled. Based on his crouching light kick in his home series.
Dash attack Power Charge 13% (clean), 10% (late) A charging shoulder tackle, akin to Samus, Captain Falcon or Ganondorf. Based on Terry's special move introduced in Real Bout Fatal Fury Special. The clean hit possesses decent horizontal KO potential while the weak hit can set up combos. Additionally the move can also cross up shields. He might either say "Power Charge!" or "Goodbye!" when using this attack.
Forward smash Backspin Kick 18% A spinning kick in which Terry slightly reels back before leaping forward while performing it. Noticeable starting and ending lag, but boasts high KO power. Based on his C+D attack, albeit with a heavily altered animation.
Up smash Wild Upper 16% (early), 18% (late) Terry crouches down and performs an uppercut, similar to Ryu's up smash. It deals more damage with its late hit. Based on his crouching heavy punch.
Down smash Slide Kick 12% A low kick. In a similar vein to Ryu, it only hits in front of Terry. Based on his crouching heavy kick.
Neutral aerial Chop 7% (clean), 5% (late) A quick aerial chop. Can be canceled into specials. It has moderately low lag and very low knockback, even at high percents, allowing it to potentially chain into itself and offer a lot of combo opportunities. Based on his jumping light punch.
Forward aerial Jump Kick 11% (clean), 8% (late) A diagonally angled kick. Based on his jumping light kick or jumping heavy kick when jumping forward or backward in his home series.
Back aerial Jump Backward Kick 15% (clean), 12% (late) Spins around and kicks behind himself. Somewhat similar to Ryu's back aerial. Based on his Jumping Backspin Kick.
Up aerial Somersault Kick 9% A flipping kick above Terry. Has low ending lag and can combo into itself or other moves at low to mid percents, and can be used at higher percents for KO setups. It functions like other up aerials of its kind when it comes to utility. Unlike his other moves which are taken from his original moveset, his up aerial is based on Kim Kaphwan's Hienzan.
Down aerial Jump Karate Punch 17% (sweetspot), 15% (sourspot) A downward punch. Terry’s most damaging aerial, and has a meteor effect if sweetspotted, launching opponents at a very diagonal angle akin to a spike. The sourspot pops the opponent up slightly if they are hit on the ground, whereas the sweetspot launches opponents at a rather horizontal angle that limits its follow-up potential. Based on his jumping heavy punch.
Grab   Reaches out with both hands.
Pummel   1.5% Performs a gut punch. Based on the first hit of his front throw in Fatal Fury.
Forward throw Buster Throw 10% Slams the opponent on the ground in front of him. Based on his back throw in Fatal Fury. KOs middleweights at around 166% at the ledge of Final Destination.
Back throw Buster Throw 10% Slams the opponent on the ground behind him. Based on his back throw in Fatal Fury. KOs middleweights at around 163% at the ledge of Final Destination.
Up throw Grasping Upper 5% (hit 1), 1% (throw) Uppercuts the opponent. Based on the second hit of his front throw in Fatal Fury.
Down throw Neck Breaker Drop 8% Leaps and performs a neckbreaker throw. Based on his backturned throw in Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition. Can combo into aerials at low percents, although its overall combo potential is fairly limited because of its moderately high ending lag. It can KO middleweights at around 232% on Final Destination.
Floor attack (front)   7% Performs a spin kick around himself, starting from behind.
Floor attack (back)   7% Same as front floor attack.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Same as front floor attack.
Edge attack   10% Climbs up and performs a sweep kick with one leg.
Neutral special Power Wave 8% (tapped), 9% (held), 10% (aerial, tapped), 11% (aerial, held) Terry punches the ground, generating a wave of energy. If used in the air, he will release a short-ranged burst of energy, also known as Round Wave. The Round Wave offers decent knockback and can KO opponents offstage.
Side special Burning Knuckle/Crack Shoot Burning Knuckle:
13%, 12% (Standard, Tapped);
14%, 12% (Standard, Held);
16%, 14% (Input, Tapped);
17%, 14% (Input, Held)
Crack Shoot:
3%, 8% (Standard, Tapped);
3%, 10% (Standard, Held);
3.6%, 9.6% (Input, Tapped);
3.6%, 12% (Input, Held)
Unlike any fighter, Terry has two side specials depending on the input; a forward and a backward special.

Burning Knuckle (Forward Special): Terry charges forwards with an energy punch. Can be held instead of tapped for more traveling distance, damage and knockback. Special input is ↓ ↘ → + attack/special (where → is the direction Terry is facing), which increases knockback with a slight boost to damage. If the special input is performed, a subtle fiery green visual effect will be added to the move.

Crack Shoot (Backward Special): Performs a move similar to a flying axe kick. Special input is ↓ ↙ ← + attack/special (where ← is the direction behind Terry), which increases knockback with a slight boost to damage.

Up special Rising Tackle 11.9% (Standard, Tapped), 13.9% (Standard, Held), 14.6% (Input, Tapped), 16.6% (Input, Held) Terry jumps in the air, performing an upward spin that deals multiple hits. Can be held instead of tapped for more distance and damage. If ↓ is briefly held (for at least 24 frames) before performing the up special input, Terry will be intangible at the legs for much of the move's duration and deal much more damage and knockback.
Down special Power Dunk 1%, 2% (Standard Rising Hit 1-2), 12% (Standard Descending), 14% (Standard Descending, Late), 1.2%, 2.4% (Input Rising Hit 1-2), 13.2% (Input Descending), 16.8% (Input Descending, Late) Terry jumps diagonally, hitting the opponent twice with a knee strike, before punching diagonally downwards with an energy punch. Can be easily combo'd into from jab 2. Special input is → ↓ ↘ + attack/special, which grants intangibility during the rising part of the move and increases knockback while slightly boosting damage. The strong input special will meteor smash at the end of the move if Terry's fist hits the opponent dead center. Like with Burning Knuckle, the special input will have a special trail effect if done correctly.
Final Smash Triple Wolf 52% (If either of the first two hits of Triple Geyser connects [Hitting with all three does not change the damage]), 46% (If only the last hit of Triple Geyser connects), 24% (To secondary targets hit by more than one hit of Triple Geyser), 18% (To secondary targets only hit by the final hit of Triple Geyser) Terry starts with his Triple Geyser, where he punches the ground three times to erupt three consecutive Power Geysers. If the last geyser hits an opponent, Terry will follow up with Power Dunk, knocking his target into the ground hard enough for them to bounce. Landing, Terry finishes the attack by turning around and charging his Max Buster Wolf as his target hangs in the air, exclaiming "Here's the big one!" before unleashing the move at point-blank range. This move can cancel any move the later hits of his special moves. The follow-up from Triple Geyser will only hit one opponent. To those who will not get hit, the final geyser deals increased knockback.

Dodge Attack[edit]

Terry has the unique ability to perform a counterattack right after spot dodging. This is inspired by a mechanic in Fatal Fury where characters can shift to the background and foreground, with an attack that sends them back into the main plane. It is also similar to a mechanic from The King of Fighters series which allows fighters to perform a quick dodge, which can quickly be acted out of. By pressing the attack button immediately after performing a spot dodge, Terry will interrupt the dodge with a modified version of his up tilt. It has been sped up to strike 2 frames faster, his entire upper body is also intangible, instead of just his arm, and it deals more knockback and launches at a higher angle. However, it deals less shieldstun, and cannot be cancelled into any special moves.

Super Special Moves[edit]

Terry can perform two Super Special Moves using command inputs when either: he is at 100% damage in Stock or Time battles, including Super Sudden Death, or he has less than either 30% of his starting HP or less than 100 HP, whichever is lower, in Stamina battles. Much like Real Bout Fatal Fury, they can be used indefinitely when the GO Icon appears, though neither move can be performed in the air.

Move Input Damage Description
Power Geyser ↓ ↙ ← ↙ → + attack/special
↓ ← ↓ → + attack/special
26% (closest), 23% (middle), 20% (farthest) Terry punches the ground, erupting a massive geyser of energy from below. Has very high vertical range, even capable of catching opponents standing on the top platform of Battlefield. The attack has three different hitboxes placed at diagonally ascending distances from Terry along the geyser, each dealing decreasing amounts of damage. Power Geyser launches at an upward angle, and has high knockback capable of KOing any character before 100% vertically. It is capable of KOing as early as 50% when landing the weakest hitbox (due to its high placement), and the two stronger hitboxes actually deal increased knockback if they connect late. In addition, Terry has armor during the startup of the move (frames 1-14) that can withstand a maximum of 5% (6% in 1v1), and the geyser itself deals very high shield damage, comparable to Pound. However, Power Geyser possesses more startup and endlag of the two Super Special Moves, making it highly punishable especially if perfect shielded, though these weaknesses can be mitigated if the move is comboed into.
Buster Wolf ↓ ↘ → ↓ ↘ → + attack/special
↓ → ↓ → + attack/special
5% (initial hit), 20% (explosion), 15% (collateral) Terry throws out an energy punch while quickly sliding forward along the ground and asking, "Are you okay?". If he connects successfully with an opponent, he will follow up by releasing a tremendous, focused explosion from his fist. The explosion can also hit any other opponents within range. Has powerful knockback, KOing any characters before 120% from center stage and as early as 35% at ledge. Terry has armor during the startup of Buster Wolf (frames 1-15) that can withstand a maximum of 8% (9.6% in 1v1). Buster Wolf will not follow through with the second hit if the opponent is shielding or hit while downed, making the move punishable in the former case. Of note is that since Buster Wolf is an attack that activates upon successful contact with a target, Terry can bypass the full invincibility granted to Banjo & Kazooie by their Wonderwing special and hit them.

On-screen appearance[edit]

Jumps onto the stage from the background and adjusts his hat, similarly to the lane switching mechanic of the Fatal Fury games.


  • Up taunt: Gestures and says, "Hey, come on, come on!" Based on his signature intro pose.
  • Side taunt: Turns to the side and points, saying, "Stand up." Based on a victory pose he received in Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
  • Down taunt: Takes his hat off and spins it around, before putting it back on. Based off of his taunt in Real Bout Fatal Fury.

Idle poses[edit]

  • Adjusts his cap before quickly pumping his fists.
  • Hops on his feet.

Victory poses[edit]

  • Left: Turns around with his hand on his hip, his back facing the screen before throwing his hat to the side while saying "Okay!". Based on his signature victory pose in virtually every appearance from Fatal Fury 2 onwards.
  • Up: Holds the brim of his hat while slowly turning it to the side, then dramatically tosses it behind him while shouting “Okay!” in a much more intense fashion than his left pose. The camera then zooms in on his smiling face. Based on his victory pose from The King of Fighters '94 and '95.
  • Right: Brushes his hat against his legs several times before putting it back on his head, while looking to the side and hiding his eyes with his hat. Based on his Round 1 victory pose from Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory, Real Bout Fatal Fury, and several other games thereafter.
A hard rock rendition of "Results Are Everything", the end of fight theme from Fatal Fury: King of Fighters.

In competitive play[edit]

Due to Terry's relatively recent release, it is hard to tell how viable he is at all levels of play. His combo-oriented gameplan paired with his extremely powerful finishers at higher percents shows a glimmer of what he could be competitively. For now, it is a little too early in his lifetime to tell how viable he is. The initial response from top players has been mostly positive, with players like Dabuz, Locus, and Leffen noting his powerful neutral and punishing game, as well as lauding his high damaging combos and kill setups and believe that when mastered can potentially render him as a top tier. However, other players have expressed skepticism, pointing out his poor disadvantage and recovery as large drawbacks that may potentially hinder his viability. Despite Terry's setbacks, players such as Riddles and Locus have shown the potential of the character, Riddles in particular has performed well as a solo Terry main, including a top 32 placement at Let's Make Big Moves.

Notable players[edit]

Any number following the Smasher name indicates placement on the Fall 2019 PGRU, which recognizes the official top 50 players in the world in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from July 13th, 2019 to December 15th, 2019.

Classic Mode: The King of Smash[edit]

Terry's congratulations screen.

Every match is a stamina battle, where the player faces three opponents, one by one. This is based on The King of Fighters series, which features 3-on-3 battles. The characters on each team have a thematic consistency, either belonging to the same series or sharing certain attributes. Terry will start off with 150 stamina while his opponents start with 100.

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 Mario MarioHeadSSBU.png, Peach PeachHeadSSBU.png, and Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadSSBU.png King of Fighters Stadium Ne! - KOF '94 Barring Mario, the opponents and music are a reference to the Women Fighters team from The King of Fighters '94.
2 Sheik SheikHeadSSBU.png, Link LinkHeadSSBU.png, and Zelda ZeldaHeadSSBU.png Prism Tower Let's Go to Seoul! - FATAL FURY 2 The music and stage reference Kim Kaphwan's stage from Fatal Fury 2. The stage does not proceed past its initial form.
3 Bowser BowserHeadSSBU.png, King Dedede KingDededeHeadSSBU.png, and King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png Suzaku Castle (Ω form) Tarkun and Kitapy - FATAL FURY 2 The music and stage reference Big Bear's stage from Fatal Fury 2. The opponents are among the heaviest in the game, referring to Big Bear being a heavyweight wrestler.
4 Pit PitHeadSSBU.png, Dark Pit DarkPitHeadSSBU.png, and Palutena PalutenaHeadSSBU.png Palutena's Temple (Battlefield form) Forest World - Athena Refers to the Athena series and its aesthetic similarities to Kid Icarus. Items are on, with the choices specifically being based on items Athena can equip (for example, Metal Boxes to represent her armor).
5 Sonic SonicHeadSSBU.png, Mega Man MegaManHeadSSBU.png, and Pac-Man Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png Boxing Ring ESAKA!! - KOF 2002 UM References The King of Fighters series, as the battle features characters crossing over from different series. This team is also noteworthy, as it is comprised of characters whose franchises had games appear on the Neo Geo Pocket Color.
6 Ridley RidleyHeadSSBU.png, Ganondorf GanondorfHeadSSBU.png, and Bayonetta BayonettaHeadSSBU.png Fourside (Ω form) Soy Sauce for Geese - KOF XIV The music and stage reference Geese Howard's stage from Fatal Fury Special: Geese Tower, a high-rise skyscraper that often appears as the final level throughout the series. Like Geese, the opponents are affiliated with darkness.
Bonus Stage
Final Ryu RyuHeadSSBU.png, Ken KenHeadSSBU.png, and Terry TerryHeadSSBU.png King of Fighters Stadium Art of Fighting Ver.230000000.0 - FATAL FURY SPECIAL The music refers to the "Dream Match" from Fatal Fury Special. The battle references the three characters in Ultimate that come from traditional fighting games, as well as the previous crossovers between Street Fighter and Fatal Fury within the SNK vs. Capcom games. If the player uses Terry's default costume, the opponent will use Terry's blue costume (TerryHeadBlueSSBU.png) instead.

Credits roll after completing Classic Mode. Completing it as Terry has Kurikinton - FATAL FURY 2 accompany the credits.

Role in World of Light[edit]

The message that shows Terry's availability in World of Light

Due to his status as downloadable content, Terry does not have a legitimate role in World of Light. Instead, he is unlocked for use in the mode after freeing 10 fighters from Galeem's control. If loading an existing save file that meets this condition before downloading Terry, he is immediately unlocked.


Terry's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 300 coins, only after Terry himself is downloaded. Unlocking Terry in World of Light allows the player to preview the spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces it with its artwork in Ultimate.

In Spirit Battles[edit]

Terry is not currently featured in any spirit battles.

Alternate costumes[edit]

Terry Palette (SSBU).png
TerryHeadSSBU.png TerryHeadBlueSSBU.png TerryHeadBrownSSBU.png TerryHeadGreenSSBU.png TerryHeadOrangeSSBU.png TerryHeadGreySSBU.png TerryHeadBlackSSBU.png TerryHeadYellowSSBU.png


Character introduction video[edit]

Full version[edit]



  • Terry's codename within the game files is "dolly". It is a pun based on the Japanese pronunciation of the last syllables of his surname and first name, respectively (Bogādo Te), and it could also refer to how his home stage in the Fatal Fury series often takes place on the dolly of a train.
  • Terry's reveal trailer makes several references to other SNK titles.
    • The beginning of the trailer shows an invitation falling into Kyo Kusanagi's hand, taken directly from the opening of The King of Fighters '94 (which even used the same monospaced font for in-game text); the message ending with [S] is a reference to Rugal Bernstein ending the message with his initial [R], with the Smash director Masahiro Sakurai instead ending it with his initial.
      • However, according to Sakurai, the [S] was snuck in by the team without him knowing; he later states that the [S] could also mean Super Smash Bros., and not just "Sakurai".
    • Ryo Sakazaki's cut-in is a sequence taken from the intro of The King of Fighters '96. The music being played (which continues into the Andy and Joe segment) is from the first stage of Art of Fighting, where the player fights Ryuhaku Todoh.
    • Joe Higashi and Andy Bogard's appearance features a sequence from Fatal Fury Special.
    • Geese Howard falling from his tower references Geese's demise at the end of Fatal Fury: King of Fighters. His sprite has been edited to match his design from Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory. The music being played in this segment is Geese's traditional theme song, "Soy Sauce for Geese", as heard in Fatal Fury Special.
    • Nakoruru's sequence is from the Vs. screen of Samurai Shodown II. The music is her stage theme from the first Samurai Shodown game, known as "Banquet of Nature".
    • Iori Yagami's sequence is taken directly from the intro sequence of The King of Fighters '95, with his laughter being his signature win pose. The music for this part is his team's theme, "Stormy Saxophone 2", from The King of Fighters '96.
      • Additionally, the frame in which the letter rests on the floor in a spotlight before Terry grabs it is nearly identical to the one in the intro sequence of The King of Fighters '95, albeit in a slightly different camera angle.
    • Terry's silhouette is from the intro of Real Bout Fatal Fury. The sprite of Terry's hand grabbing the Smash invitation letter, earlier, is also from this game, from the ending where he reaches for Geese's hand as he is falling.
    • Terry eating a Burger and drinking tea in front of Wario is a reference to his Fatal Fury 2 ending, in which he celebrates his victory by eating at the Pao Pao Café.
    • Terry taunting at Ryu, Ken, and Guile is a reference to the SNK vs. Capcom series.
    • In Terry's full trailer, Terry wearing his black alternate costume and performing his "Stand up" taunt alongside Lucas is a reference to a victory pose of him and a young Rock Howard posing akimbo with one another in The King of Fighters 2001.
  • Terry is the second DLC fighter to have multiple trailers, after Joker, as well as the second trailer for a DLC fighter to feature a victory animation, also after Joker.
    • Terry is also the only character who has had his reveal trailer updated at a later date.
    • In his second trailer, the beginning removes the timeline of Nintendo consoles, makes Terry's splash art background red instead of blue, and shows gameplay of him.
  • Terry is the fourth fighter to receive an invitation letter in his reveal trailer, after Villager, Isabelle, and Joker.
  • If Hero's alternate costumes are not counted (in this case, Erdrick and Solo), Terry is the oldest fighter to be a part of the Fighters Pass, debuting in 1991.
  • Terry's inclusion marks the second time Capcom, SNK, and Square Enix (and, more specifically, Street Fighter, Fatal Fury, and Final Fantasy) have crossed over in a fighting game developed by Bandai Namco, as Akuma, Geese Howard, and Noctis Lucis Caelum previously crossed over in Tekken 7.
    • Additionally, disregarding the aforementioned guest characters, this is the first time Capcom and SNK characters have appeared in a crossover fighting game since SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos.
  • Terry is the fourth newcomer in Ultimate to not be announced in the same presentation as another, after Inkling, Isabelle, and Joker.
  • Terry is the only newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate so far whose splash screen uses an in-game model; Chrom's, Dark Samus's, and Piranha Plant's use their artwork; Joker's is hand-drawn as seen in his release trailer; and the remainder of the newcomers appear in pre-rendered CGI. This does not include Inkling and Daisy, who do not have splash screens at all.
  • Terry is the 2nd DLC character in Ultimate to not have an alternate costume that changes his model, following Banjo & Kazooie.
  • Terry is the only character in Ultimate who may vocalize when rolling.
    • Terry is the second character in the Smash series who vocalizes when rolling. The first was Fox in Smash 64.
  • When KO'd by reaching 0 HP in Stamina Mode, Terry uses his heavy knockback scream rather than his standard KO scream. This trait is shared with Mario, Dr. Mario, and Hero.
  • Terry is both the first third-party character and the first DLC character to be capable of autocanceling all aerials in a short hop.
  • Terry is the first character in the series to have a "front" special and "back" special, as phrased by Masahiro Sakurai in Terry's presentation before his release.
  • Terry, Ryu, and Hero are the only characters who have stamina battles for their Classic Mode routes.
  • Terry, along with Jigglypuff and Bayonetta, are the only characters who do not have a designated boss in their Classic Mode; all characters he battles in his route are playable characters.
    • On the flipside, Terry is the only character of the three who fights three default-sized fighters instead of a giant playable fighter.
  • Terry has the highest amount of distinct opponents to fight against in Classic Mode, with a total of 21, and fights the second highest amount of opponents in said mode in general to Mario, who has just two more opponents than Terry.
  • Excluding unique bosses who aren't Master Hand and/or Crazy Hand, and besides five other fighters whose final round is only a playable fighter rather than a boss, Terry is the only character whose final round in Classic Mode doesn't take place on an Ω form of a stage.
  • Terry is the second DLC fighter not to appear in any Spirit battles, the first being Piranha Plant, and the first fighter in the Fighters Pass with this distinction.
  • Terry's attacks emit unique sound effects, which are taken from the original Fatal Fury games on the Neo Geo. He is the fifth character with this distinction, after Snake, Ryu, Cloud, and Ken.
    • Coincidentally, all five of these characters are from third-party series.
      • Terry also has unique sound effects when landing from a fall, which are also taken from the original Fatal Fury.
  • Terry is the first, and so far only character to utilize a "charge" input via directional inputs.
  • Terry is the first DLC character in Ultimate that doesn't have other characters assisting him for his Final Smash.
    • Coincidentally, he is also the only DLC character in Ultimate to appear on the panoramic artwork alone.
    • Additionally, Terry is one of two DLC characters in Ultimate that do not have someone else assisting them for any of his taunts, alongside Piranha Plant.
    • Furthermore, Terry is the only DLC character who is not accompanied by anybody in any of his victory animations.
  • Uniquely, advertisements for the Fighters Pass refer to him by his full name, despite only being referred to by his first name in-game.
  • If Terry is set as a CPU-opponent in Training Mode, all three CPUs will always face the player, much like on 1-on-1 matches. He shares this distinction with Ryu and Ken.
    • This also happens if Terry faces a single opponent in a team consisting of two or more characters in Team Battles, and in All-Star Mode when he appears.
  • When KO'd by reaching 0 HP in Stamina Mode, Terry loses his cap in reference to his KO animation in the Fatal Fury series and each one of his appearances.
  • Unlike most human fighter models in Ultimate, Terry's bind pose is uniquely an "A-pose" instead of a T-pose. [2]