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Mai Shiranui

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Mai Shiranui appeared in 1992, as one of the playable characters in brawling video game series Fatal Fury. It and subsequent series were big in the console world, and Mai was also used as a sort of mascot and flagship character (and symbol that video games are Not For Your Kind, depending upon who you happen to be).

Like most console brawling game characters, she’s a skilled martial artist with themed superhuman abilities.


  • Real Name: Mai Shiranui.
  • Marital Status: Engaged.
  • Known Relatives: Hanzo Shiranui (grandfather, deceased), Andy Bogard (fiancée), unnamed grandmother (deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Team Gorgeous, Women’s Team, Fatal Fury Team.
  • Base Of Operations: Unnamed secret ninja mountain village in Japan though quite often mobile.
  • Height: 5’5’‘ Weight: 106 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Light brown


Powers and Abilities

Mai is trained Shiranui-ryuu Ninjutsu – and thus masters hand-to-hand combat, stealth, quick-change artistry and climbing.

Many of her fighting moves are closer to dancing than traditional techniques, and she prefers using fighting fans. Her powers include generating fire and shadow images of herself.

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Mai’s moves and visuals in King of Fighter ’97.


Mai’s a beautiful and extremely bouncing bubbly ninja babe. She has long reddish brown hair typically worn in a ponytail with long bangs. She also wears her mother’s hair ornament as a keepsake.

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She wears an extremely skimpy variation of a yukata (summer kimono) that leaves little to the imagination. It is red with white trim as well as matching ninja tabi boots and an ornamental tail that is weighted and often used as a surprise attack.


“Were you too easy, you ask ? You were too weak to be ‘easy’ !”

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Mai Shiranui

Dex: 09 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 06 Occupation: Shiranui Ninja
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 025 HP: 060

Adrenaline Surge: 08, Flame Being: 06, Gliding: 02, Illusion: 02, Jumping: 03, Running: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge can only works with Flame Being, Jumping, Running, and Weaponry (fans).
  • Flame Being is not usable in consecutive Phases. Mai can also project this through any clothing or weaponry she is holding without any harm to the object as long she remains holding it at the end of the round. She often uses this to project a flame attack through the tail of her outfit as well as the fans she holds.
    She can of course throw the fans, but they are destroyed shortly after they leave her hands. Treat this as a Flame Projection: 04 attack with the diminishing drawback. The fans do still have the dart bonus, though, so she does often throw multiple fans.
  • Illusion can only be used to create duplicates of herself and she cannot use the ability in consecutive rounds.

Acrobatics (includes athletics): 09, Artist (cook, tea ceremony, seamstress): 03, Martial Arts: 07, Thief (concealment, stealth): 06, Weaponry (fans): 09

Attractive, Insta-change, Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Lightning Reflexes, Schtick (Gratuitous Fan Service (Insta-change intro move at the beginning of matches)).

Shiranui Clan (High), Andy Bogard (High), Joe Higashi (Low), King (High), Yuri Sakazaki (High).

CIA (Andy Bogard).

Fans (x5) BODY 04, EV 03, Gliding: 2 (only to increase throwing range), Sharpness: 01, R#02, Dart bonus].

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By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Fatal Fury and King of Fighters video games.

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham, Sébastien Andrivet, Darci, SNK wiki .

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