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Terry Bogard

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Terry Bogard
Terry Cv1.jpeg
Official artwork of Terry Bogard from Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000.
Universe Fatal Fury
Debut Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (1991)
Smash Bros. appearances Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Makai Wars (2020, via collaboration event) Japan
Console/platform of origin Neo Geo MVS
Species Human
Gender Male
Place of origin South Town, United States
Created by Takashi Tsukamoto
Voice actor Takashi Kondō
Article on Wikipedia Terry Bogard

Terry Bogard (テリー・ボガード, Terry Bogard) is the main protagonist of the Fatal Fury series. Originally an orphan, Terry and his younger brother Andy begin their journeys as martial artists in order to avenge their adoptive father, Jeff Bogard, who was murdered by the crime lord Geese Howard. Over time, Terry becomes renowned as a talented fighter who seeks to continue protecting his hometown alongside Andy and their mutual friend and fellow martial artist Joe Higashi.

Terry is also a prominent character in several of SNK's fighting game series, and one of the major supporting characters in The King of Fighters series. As such, he is widely considered to be one of SNK's most iconic characters.[1] Terry made his Super Smash Bros. series debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the 4th challenger of the Fighters Pass Vol. 1.


Official artwork of Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury Special.

Terry Bogard is an American martial artist known for his charisma and friendliness. His fighting style is a mix of various techniques from a variety of martial arts, including boxing, kung fu, and kickboxing, in addition to the fictional martial art Hakkyokuseiken, created by his master, Tung Fu Rue.

Outside of fighting, his other hobbies include playing video games and basketball. Terry also has a love interest, "Blue" Mary Ryan, and a pet monkey named Ukee.

Terry, alongside his younger brother Andy, spent his early childhood as an orphan living on the dangerous streets of the fictional South Town. They were soon adopted by Jeff Bogard, a student of the Hakkyokuseiken martial art.

When Terry was 10 years old, he witnessed Jeff's murder at the hands of the local crime boss Geese Howard, host of the "King of Fighters" fighting tournament and former friend of Jeff.

Terry and Andy thus spent the next decade honing their skills to avenge their father's death: while Andy traveled to Japan to learn the art of ninjutsu, Terry stayed in South Town, fighting through its mean streets.

After this, the two of them, along with their friend, Muay Thai champion Joe Higashi, entered the King of Fighters tournament and ultimately defeated Geese, sending him falling from the top of a high rise, as depicted in Fatal Fury: King of Fighters.

The following year, Geese's half-brother, a German nobleman named Wolfgang Krauser von Stroheim, sponsors a new King of Fighters tournament, bringing it from South Town to the world stage. During the events of Fatal Fury 2, Terry enters this tournament and defeats Krauser in the finals, earning Terry the title of South Town Hero. After this, Krauser mysteriously disappears, apparently having taken his own life shortly after his defeat.

Three years later, in Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory, Terry returns to South Town from his worldwide travels. He meets with Andy, Joe, and Andy's love interest, Mai Shiranui, just in time for the grand opening of Pao Pao Café West. They soon learn that Geese survived his fall, and that he intends to obtain the legendary Jin Scrolls, which are capable of granting their user immortality.

Terry and his friends enter another King of Fighters tournament, where they meet Ryuji Yamazaki, a Japanese crime boss hired by the Jin brothers to find the scrolls. After defeating both Yamazaki and Geese, Terry is suddenly transported to a mysterious chamber by Jin Chon Shu, who challenges him for the scrolls; he ultimately defeats both him and his older brother Jin Chon Rei. While Terry is crowned the champion of this new tournament, he discovers that Geese had managed to escape with the scrolls.

In Real Bout Fatal Fury, Terry and his friends fight their way through the new King of Fighters tournament, once again in South Town. Terry eventually progresses to the final battle in the tournament, a bout against Geese. At the end of the fight, Geese is knocked off the edge of a high rise once again, but Terry grabs hold of him before he can fall any further. Geese, in a seeming act of egotism, refuses Terry's help and knocks his hand away, plummeting to what is believed to be his permanent death.

In the aftermath of the tournament, Terry comes across a boy named Rock Howard, Geese's son, who lost his mother after Geese abandoned them and left his wife to die in illness. Terry takes Rock in as a surrogate son, raising him as a means to put the feud between him and Geese behind, and teaches him how to fight on the streets of South Town and during his travels around the world.

Several years later in Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Terry is the only veteran fighter who participates in the King of Fighters Maximum Mayhem tournament, which is held by Rock's uncle, Kain R. Heinlein, in the neighboring Second South Town. Though Terry realizes the tournament is meant to lure Rock into Kain's control, Terry reluctantly accepts Rock's decision to enter the tournament, driven by Kain's claim that his sister⁠—Rock's mother—is alive.

In The King of Fighters series[edit]

Terry is a recurring character in The King of Fighters series, where he is the core leader of the Fatal Fury Team, usually with Andy and Joe as his teammates, in the series' main timeline. Due to being a crossover series like the Super Smash Bros. series, The King of Fighters series ignores the continuity of many of the previous games of each series that it features. For example, characters from Fatal Fury and its prequel series Art of Fighting are depicted as around the same age as one another, despite Art of Fighting being set over a decade before the events of Fatal Fury. Another notable example is that Rock was still raised by Terry in spite of Geese and Krauser's deaths being ignored.

However, the 3D fighting game spin-off series The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact is heavily based on the storyline of Mark of the Wolves, where Geese perished at the end of Real Bout Fatal Fury's tournament, thus making it a direct follow-up to the main Fatal Fury games.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Terry (SSBU)
Terry, as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Terry appears as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with his inclusion being announced during a Nintendo Direct on September 4, 2019.[2] He is the fourth DLC character of Fighters Pass Vol. 1, and was released on November 6th, 2019.[3]

The overwhelming majority of Terry's moveset consists of attacks he has used throughout the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series, although his up aerial is unique to Ultimate because of the lack of a reasonably corresponding attack.[4] Like Street Fighter representatives Ryu and Ken, Terry always faces his opponent during 1v1s, and several of his normal moves can be canceled into his special moves.[4]

Uniquely, Terry also possesses a number of mechanics from his home series: he has access to a dodge attack, a backward special move (Crack Shoot), and two super special moves (Buster Wolf and Power Geyser).[4] However, his super specials only become usable when his damage percentage reaches 100% (or 30% of his starting HP in Stamina Mode).[4]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese テリー, Terry
UK English Terry
France French Terry
Germany German Terry
Italy Italian Terry
Spain Spanish Terry
China Chinese (Simplified) 特瑞・博加德, Terry
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 泰利・波格, Terry
South Korea Korean 테리 보가드, Terry
Netherlands Dutch Terry
Russia Russian Терри Богард


  • Terry is the third fighter to originate from a fighting game, following Ryu and Ken Masters.
  • Terry is the first fighter to have debuted on the Neo Geo. Ryu and Ken have also appeared on the system in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos.
  • Due to 37Games' partial acquisition of SNK in 2015, Terry is the first Chinese-owned character in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Terry is the ninth character to originate from a real world location, namely the United States, alongside fellow American characters Snake, Little Mac, and Ken. Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont hail from Transylvania in the Kingdom of Hungary (modern-day Romania), Ryu and Joker hail from Japan, and Sonic the Hedgehog hails from Christmas Island.
    • Although Terry originates from a real-world country, his hometown, South Town, is a fictional location. The portrayal of South Town appears to have taken inspiration from the real-life city of Miami, Florida.
  • Terry is the third character to be voiced by a Japanese actor, yet speak exclusively in English in all language tracks of Ultimate, following Ness and Captain Falcon.
    • He is, however, the first DLC character with this distinction.
    • He is also the only one of the three to not appear in SSB, be a third-party character, and have a voice actor that he's had before making his debut in a Super Smash Bros. game.
  • Terry is the second third-party character who represents numerous series by the same company with his design elements, moveset, spirits, and music selection, following Pac-Man.
  • Terry possesses the most fighter abilities with a total of 5, tying with Ryu and Ken.
  • Terry's Fatal Fury and Neo Geo hats make him the second playable character to sport a piece of clothing with a real-life brand, following Diddy Kong and his Nintendo hat.
  • Terry and Banjo & Kazooie are the only characters in the first Fighters Pass that have given names in their games, rather than being named by the player.

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