The Geese Howard Era
Terry and Andy were orphans who grew up and had to survive in the violent streets of South Town before Jeff Bogard adopted the brothers. When Terry was 10 years old, he and Andy witnessed their father's death at the hands of Geese Howard. Knowing that they need more training in order to fight Geese, the young brothers swore an oath to spend a decade to improve their martial arts before they attempt to avenge their father. While his brother Andy left South Town to train in Japan, Terry chose to stay and wander in his home country, combining the skills he was taught by his father, Tung Fu Rue who was his father's teacher and the abilities he earned from the streets.
10 years later, the crime lord Geese Howard hosted a tournament, named The King of Fighters. Terry, Andy and the Muay Thai Kickboxing champion, Joe Higashi, would enter with the purpose of facing Geese. The battle that followed eventually resulted in Terry defeating Geese, and for some time, Geese was thought to have died in the fight but managed to survive the encounter.
The following year Geese's half-brother, Wolfgang Krauser took control of The King of Fighters tournament, and brought the once South Town-only tournament onto the world stage. The finals of this new tournament again resulted in Terry reaching the finals and fighting the sponsor and ultimately defeating Krauser. During this event, he befriended many of the contestants and became a hero of South Town.
The Bogards and friends eventually learned of Geese's intentions to retrieve the legendary Jin scrolls, Terry once again challenged and defeated him. After the fight, Geese has. Terry fought 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 became the champion. However, Geese had successfully escaped with the scrolls. During the next game, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Terry managed to reach to the finals of the the tournament to Geese for one final conflict. At the end of the fight, he knocked Geese off the edge of Geese Tower with a Power Geyser, but grabbed hold of Geese's hand and tried to keep him from falling. But Geese, refusing to get help from a Bogard, knocked Terry's hand away, falling to what is believed to be his permanent death. Sometime after their final conflict, Terry encountered a boy by the name of Rock Howard, who is the son of Geese. To prevent history from repeating itself, Terry took him in and would teach Rock how to fight as they travel together around the world.
The Rock Howard Era
When the Real Bout series of Fatal Fury ended, the story then goes on to Second South Town. Kain R. Heinlein, who grew up in Second South Town, claimed the city as his own and threatened to throw the local residents into chaos once more so that people could "enjoy living" once more. 10 years later, 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 stay with Kain for a while. Terry then leaves them alone, realizing that Rock has finally left his den. After this, it is presumed Terry returned to 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 Fighters
In The King of Fighters series, SNK used Terry's background story of Fatal Fury 1-2, where after he had beaten Geese and Krauser, he received an invitation to enter a new team fighting tournament called The King of Fighters '94. Ever since, Terry has been in a lot of installments as team captain of Team Fatal Fury. Though the team's roster has been changing throughout the years, Terry was always present, and is noted as one of the few characters to appear in every King of Fighters tournament thus far. He also has a rivalry with Ryo which is mostly exclusive to this series.
He was believed to have died during The King of Fighters 99 where he stayed behind in the collapsing NESTS's base. It turns out that Terry managed to survive the destruction of the NESTS's base. He didn't get in touch with any of his friends or loved ones until a year later. While he was absent, Terry tracked down NESTS's men who were targeting Mary. He decides to help her out in her job by letting her in his team in the 2000 and 2001 tournaments.
He organizes his teams with other members in the following years, asking 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 survive 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 shows up over 30 minutes late. His tardiness and usual attitude for any tournament disturbs 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 spars with Joe in Paopao Cafe.
King of Fighters: Maximum Impact - Maniax
Terry, Mai Shiranui, Athena Asamiya, and Rock are enjoying themselves when they are approached by several figures, the one that catches Terry's attention is the alluring Lien Neville. Mai engages the blond assassin and throws some of her best attacks at Lien only for her to almost shrug them off and land a killing blow to her. Terry stops her and agrees to go to the meeting with Lien's boss.
For the majority of the character's appearances Terry has been depicted as young, long blonde hair (kept in a pony tail). He sports blue jeans, a pair of Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes, a white T-shirt, a red short sleeved jacket with a white star on the back, and a red and white baseball cap (something he goes through a lot of as he tends to throw them into the air a lot). He fights with his father's fingerless gloves.
In the last of the Fatal Fury games (and later King of Fighters Series) he has traded in his jean jacket for a brown bomber jacket that sports his trademark white star on its back. His hair is still long but his pony tail has been cut off. He still retains his father's fighting gloves. This is how he appears in the King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Manga Series.
Terry Bogard is an incredibly attractive, happy and friendly man with everyone around him. He has no grudge towards anyone other than Geese Howard, his father's killer. His relationship with his younger brother 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, but doesn't seem to really want a real relationship with her. He treats Rock as his son, but lets him choose his own path in life. He teasingly calls Rock, "Rookie". Terry is also well-informed of what goes on in the streets.
Full name: Terry Bogard
Birth date: March 15th
Height: 182cm (5' 11")
- 77kg (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 type: O
- Jeff Bogard (adoptive father)
- Andy Bogard (brother)
- Rock Howard (adoptive son)
- Blue Mary (love interest)
- Ukee (pet monkey)
Job/Occupation: None (though he works part time)
Likes: Jeff's gloves, vintage jeans, Ukee (Mark of Wolves)
Hobbies: Playing video games, trawling, wall painting (Mark of Wolves)
Favorite food: Fast-food, clubhouse sandwiches made by Rock (Mark of Wolves)
Forte in sports: Basketball
Favorite music: Rock, Country (Mark of Wolves)
- Gather Chi - Terry can gather chi energy from Gaia, the mother-earth.
- 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.
- 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.
Though he doesn't look like an acrobat, Terry is very proficient with acrobatics in his fighting, using moves including Crack Shot and Rising Tackle. Terry can adapt with any opponent he faces, because of the training he received in many different fighting styles. He is also very durable for taking a lot of punishment from fighting tough and brutish opponents like Wolfgang Krauser and Grant.
Terry is very street smart, due to living and growing up in the violent streets of South Town and other parts of America where survival was an everyday battle.
Martial arts and techniques learned from Jeff
- 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.
Video game appearances
- Fatal Fury
- Fatal Fury 2
- Fatal Fury 3
- Fatal Fury Special
- Real Bout Fatal Fury
- Real Bout Fatal Fury Special: Dominated Mind
- Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
- Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
- Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition
- Fatal Fury: First Contact
- The King of Fighters 94
- The King of Fighters 95
- The King of Fighters 96
- The King of Fighters 97
- The King of Fighters 98
- The King of Fighters 99
- The King of Fighters 2000
- The King of Fighters 2001
- The King of Fighters 2002
- The King of Fighters 2003
- The King of Fighters XI
- The King of Fighters XII
- The King of Fighters XIII
- The King of Fighters: Kyo
- The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact
- he King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2
- The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation A
- The King of Fighters R-1
- The King of Fighters R-2
- The King of Fighters EX
- The King of Fighters EX2
- SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millenium
- Capcom vs SNK
- Capcom vs SNK 2
- SVC Chaos: SNK vs Capcom
- The King of Fighters Neowave
- Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
- Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting
- KOF Sky Stage
- Garou: Mark of the Wolves
- Garou Densetsu The Legend of Wild Wolf
- Garou Densetsu Special
- Quiz King of Fighters
King of Fighters Anime/Animated: