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Mister Karate (Takuma Sakazaki) (King of Fighters)

Takuma Sakazaki aka Mister Karate


Context

The older Mr. Sakazaki is something of a stock martial arts character who appeared in many SNK brawling video games. He first popped up in the The Art of Fighting series as it began in 1992, which was quite visibly a Street Fighters clone/competitor (albeit a good one).

He is mostly notable as the dad of two other characters, and for having a shameful dark secret that he hides with a cool tengu  mask.


Background

  • Real Name: Takuma Sakazaki.
  • Other Aliases: Mr. Karate, The Invincible Dragon.
  • Marital Status: Widower.
  • Known Relatives: Ronnet Sakazaki (wife, deceased), Ryo Sakazaki (son), Yuri Sakazaki (daughter).
  • Group Affiliation: Mexico Team/Kyokugenryo Karate Team/Art of Fighting Team (really all the same team they just like changing their name).
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 194 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Takuma is the creator and grandmaster of Kyokugen ryu Karate. He can also channel life energy into special strikes and energy projectiles, and eventually became the only known Kyokugen ryu karateka able to hurl invisible energy projectiles.


Description

He’s an older, stocky, severe-looking Japanese man who always wears a Karate gi. When he has to hide his face as “Mister Karate”, he wears a distinctive tengu mask.


Quotes

“Wow. You’re a disgrace ! You’d better hang it up, kid !”


DC Universe History

The Sakazaki Family can be inserted whole cloth. Takuma would have likely trained Bruce Wayne when he was younger and the family has likely crossed paths with Richard Dragon and other martial artists.


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Takuma Sakazaki

Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Martial arts instructor
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 021 HP: 050

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 04, Energy Blast: 04, Jumping: 00, Running: 05, Superspeed: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works with all powers, except for Jumping.
  • Superspeed can only be used to sub for EV and to add to initiative.

Skills:
Acrobatics (Dodging, gymnastics): 06, Martial Artist: 08

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Rich Friend (Robert Garcia), Schtick (Nuclear punch).

Connections:
His dojo (high), Ryo Sakazaki (high), Robert Garcia (high), Yuri Sakazi (high), Yuri Sakazaki (high), Alberto Garcia (high), Riyaku Todo (low), Lee (low).

Drawbacks:
Age (old), Dark Secret (working for Geese Howard), SIA (lecturing his students), SPI (going senile), MPR (liver problems).


Previous Stats

When he was first introduced he had Dependent (Yuri). But this has been bought off due to the fact that Yuri is now a capable fighter who can take care of herself. During this period he also had a Secret ID as Mr. Karate. In his youth Takuma was also a much more formidable fighter; raise MA to 10 and HP to 70 also drop Age (old) and his MPR.


Honki ni Natta Mr. Karate

This very beefed up version of Mr. Karate only appears in SVC: Chaos, which is obviously a noncanon game. Mr. Karate is obviously a parody of Gouki (Akuma in the US) and it follows the basic concept of “what if Takuma fell to the dark side.”

Dex: 07 Str: 06 Bod: 07 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Martial arts instructor
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 027 HP: 090

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 05, Energy Blast: 05, Force Field: 03, Jumping: 01, Power Reserve: 02, Running: 06, Superspeed: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works with all powers, except for Jumping.
  • Energy Blast is invisible and thus gains the indirect bonus.
  • Force Field can only be used when he’s charging his Power Reserve and only works against projectiles.
  • Power Reserve requires him to take no other action and charge his power and can only be used on Adrenaline Surge. It takes one round to apply one point of RP to AS.
  • Superspeed can only be used to sub for EV and to add to initiative.

Skills:
Acrobatics (dodging, gymnastics): 07, Martial Artist: 012

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Rich Friend (Robert Garcia), Schtick (nuclear punch).

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
Minor Rage.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.

Helper(s): SNK wiki .

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