Billy Kane (Fatal Fury, King of Fighters) and his 3-piece rod

Billy Kane


Billy is a martial artist and mob enforcer from the UK. He was first seen as a lieutenant/sub-boss in 1991, in the Fatal Fury beat ’em up video game.

A popular character, he kept returning in Fatal Fury and King of Fighters games up to the present day.

An expert in the bo staff and three-sectioned staff, Billy’s cool moves have most often served legendary criminal mastermind Geese Howard. He has served as Geese’s right-hand man on many occasions.

As with most of our SNK writeups, this isn’t a full-featured profile but a stab at his DC Heroes RPG stats.



  • Real Name: Billy Kane.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Lilly Kane (younger sister).
  • Group Affiliation: Geese Howard’s criminal empire.
  • Base Of Operations: South Town, USA.
  • Height: 5’11″ Weight: 172 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond

Powers and Abilities

Billy uses staff and three-piece-rod fighting techniques in combat, as well as the occasional bit of pole-vaulting. He can use energy to set his weapon on fire for additional damage.


Billy is a British punk and dresses the part. He wears a leather jacket with the no smoking symbol on the back, no shirt underneath and a colorful bandana. He’s usually scowling most of the time as well.

Billy Kane in jeans coveralls


“Hey, hey, hey!”

“Go to hell !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Billy Kane

Dex: 08 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation : Upholding Geese Howard
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation : Security Guard for Geese Howard
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 021 HP: 050

Adrenaline Surge: 06, Flame Being: 06, Jumping: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Flame Being and Jumping.
  • All Powers require a staff to use.
  • Flame Being is only usable on his staff and not on him and is minor marginal. He cannot use it in consecutive rounds.

Acrobatics (athletics, dodging, gymnastics): 04, Artist (electric guitar): 04, Martial Arts: 07, Thief (concealment): 04, Weaponry (exotic, melee): 09

Expertise (business administration, laundry), HQ (expansive), Schtick (telescopic feint, flashing blades).

Geese Howard (High), Big Bear (High), Eiji Kisaragi (Low).

MIH (The Lonely Wolves and Iori Yagami), SIH (cigarette smoke), Minor Rage, Unluck.

Three-section staff (x2) [BODY 04, EV 04, R#02].

Previous statistics

Up until very recent events (King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2) his younger sister Lilly Kane was a Dependent, but later proved that she could hold her own in a fight by taking up the same art of the three sectioned staff, and thus was a Dependent no longer.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Fatal Fury video games.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Roy Cowan, Frank Murdock, Adam Fuqua, SNK wiki .