Terry Bogard in Fatal Fury 3

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.").

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".

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) and is said to have the unique ability of accurately guessing a woman's measurements just by glancing at her. He also has a knack for shooting three-pointers or free throws in basketball, which explains the creation of his Power Dunk move.


Fatal FuryEdit

The Geese Howard EraEdit

Terry comes from the fictitious town of Southtown, Florida (a setting for many SNK games), and is the adoptive son of Jeff Bogard. During his childhood, he witnessed the death of his father at the hands of Geese Howard. Terry chose to pursue his revenge at a later time. But unlike his brother Andy, who left Southtown to train in Japan, Terry chose to stay in his hometown, combining the skills learned from his father with abilities gained from the streets.

Many years 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.

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 and 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 either before, or 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 traveled together around the world.

The Rock Howard EraEdit

After the events of the Real Bout series of Fatal Fury, several catastrophic events occurred. Southtown control went under due to the economical issues after Geese's death. Second Southtown was established near the original Southtown for illegal trade, but even though Second South enjoyed a comeback, the tranquility of Second Southtown has been eclipsed by the next-generation crimelord, Kain R. Heinlein.

About 10 years after the events in Real Bout Fatal Fury, the King of Fighters: Maximum Mayhem (hosted and sponsored by Kain R. Heinlein) would go underway, and Terry and Rock were invited to take part of the tournament, thus being characters in Garou: Mark of the Wolves.

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.

The King of FightersEdit

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 KOF tournaments.

In every King of Fighters installment, Terry Bogard has been team captain of Team Fatal Fury. Though the team's roster has changed through the installments, Terry has always been present, and is notable as one of the few characters to appear in every King of Fighters game thus far.


Terry Bogard is a very cheerful man and very friendly with everyone around him. He bears no hatred towards anyone other than Geese Howard, the killer of his adoptive father. His relationship with Andy is clearly older brother-younger brother like. He has feelings for Blue Mary, but doesn't seem to really want a real relationship with her. He treats Rock as his son, but gives him some freedom of choice.


  • Gather Chi: Terry can gather chi energy from Gaia, the mother-earth.
  • Sense: Terry can sense the presence of people nearby.
  • 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.


  • 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 intake a lot of punishment when fighting brutish opponents like Wolfgang Krauser and Grant.
  • Survival: Terry lived and grew up on the means streets of Southtown and other parts of USA where survival was an everyday battle.

Fighting StyleEdit

Terry uses boxing,  kung fu, karate, kickboxing and street fighting moves to create a very unique fighting style. He learned chi techniques from Hakkyokuseiken master, Tung Fu Rue.


  • Chotto Koikki na Kenka Yarou (A Somewhat Stylish Brawling Punk) - Fatal Fury
  • Kurikinton (Chestnuts and Mashed Sweet Potatoes) - Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury Special, The King of Fighters 2002
  • Big Shot - Fatal Fury 3, Real Bout Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters '96 and the console version of King of Fighters XI (only if Terry is the first opponent).
  • Kuri to Itsu Made mo (Chestnuts and Forever) - Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2, and The King of Fighters '97
  • 11th Street - Terry's regular theme in Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition
  • Big Shot ~XXL 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
  • Kurikinton ~Gomame Guitar Ver.~ - The King of Fighters '98
  • 117th 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

Image SongsEdit

  • 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-

Game AppearancesEdit


Anime AppearancesEdit


  • Terry is voiced by Satoshi Hashimoto in the games and by Mark Hidreth in the american version of the Anime Trilogy, who also had other roles such as Quicksilver and Deathlok in animated adaptations based on X-Men and Avengers.

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