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Blue Mary Ryan (King of Fighters)

Blue Mary Ryan


Blue Mary is a recurrent fighter from video game brawler series The King of Fighters (and Fatal Fury before that). She’s a tough detective as well as an expert in Sanbo wrestling.

She takes her name from a cocktail. The colour of the drink changes depending upon your angle, from clear blue to transparent.



  • Real Name: Mary Ryan.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed Father (deceased), Tatsumi Suo (grandfather), Kevin Ryan (distant relative).
  • Group Affiliation: Formerly Interpol, Outlaw Team, Women Fighters Team, Hungry Wolves Team, Agents Team.
  • Base Of Operations: Southtown, USA.
  • Height: 5’6 Weight: 108 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde

Powers and Abilities

Mary is a trained, experienced investigator and motorcyclist. She is also highly proficient in commando Sanbo hand-to-hand techniques, which include both striking and grappling techniques. Her throws are particularly dangerous, as she can ignore the weight of her opponent and/or enhance her technique using chi .

Some of her attacks have used a stun gun, bioelectricity, or visual manifestations of her chi (such as a red rose or a pink splash).



Fatal Fury

During a terrorist attack against the POTUS, Mary Ryan lost both her father and her ex-lover Butch – both men being Secret Service agents. This devastated her.

Wearing a jacket Butch had gifted her, and using the combat training he had given her, she became a freelance investigator. During one such job she became a friend of Terry Bogard.

The King of Fighters

Mary was later hired by a mysterious benefactor to enter the The King of Fighters tournament, along with Billy Kane and Ryuji Yamazaki.

It later became clear that Yamazaki was becoming insane due to his Orochi blood, and that Kane’s job was to keep an eye on him. This made Mary unsure of what her actual role was, and whether her client was Geese Howard. Yamazaki then escaped.

Blue Mary Ryan in King of Fighters 4

After the tournament, Terry told Mary about the NESTS cartel and the issues in Southtown. Joining the fight against NESTS, she became a member of the Women’s Team along with King, Kasumi Todo, and Li Xiangfei. She later joined the “Lonely Wolves” during the 2000 and 2001 tournament to help stop NESTS. The cartels eventually were taken out.

Blue Mary was a competitor in the 2003 tournament to investigate Those From The Past. She was on a team with King and Mai Shiranui. In KOF XI, Mary teamed up with Vanessa and Ramon to continue her case.


Mary is an attractive, solidly built blonde woman in her mid-twenties. She typically dresses in baggy jeans with a star logo on the legs as well as a pair of combat boots, a red half shirt and a very loose belt and fingerless gloves.

One of her most prized possessions is her brown leather jacket that once belonged to her beloved Butch. When fighting, she typically tosses it to her German Sheperd, Antion, who looks after it for her.


Mary is a very spirited young woman, and knows well known of how men fall for her beauty. She even exploits her enchantments to make her fights easier she is as gracious as a rose, but also with deadly thorns. Once in a while, Mary feels a bit lonely, that’s when she begins to sing a blues.

Mary is, however, also a very dedicated woman, who has no other vision in mind than to complete her mission, and thrash the bad guys!

Blue Mary Ryan sprites

Blue Mary is very friendly towards everyone, but she knows (or thinks) that her job must come first before everything else. Mary developed a strong bond with Terry, but they never seem to assume any relationship.

Her heart might have loneliness and sadness storming in it day and night, but Mary is really an intense woman, who has a courageous spirit, and will never relent, in her fight against crime. As beautiful and as dangerous as a rose, Mary’s appearances can be quite deceiving.

Mary, along with her dear Terry, has been through a lot together since they first met each other. Will she finally be able to leave her tormented past behind to find happiness with Terry someday?


“I guessed that you were here. Hmm, it’s like my women’s intuition… anyway, looks like you’re having fun. What were you talking about ?”


Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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“Blue” Mary Ryan

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Police Detective
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 024 HP: 070

Adrenaline Surge: 06, Jumping: 12, Running: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Adrenaline Surge only works with STR, Jumping, Running, and Martial Artist.

Acrobatics: 06, Animal Handling (Training): 04, Artist (singer, actress), Charisma (Interrogation): 07, Detective: 06, Martial Artist: 10, Thief (Concealment, Stealth): 05, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (custom, melee): 08

Attractive, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye.

Terry Bogard (High), Lonely Wolves (High), King (High), Mai Shiranui (high), Kasumi Todo (Low), Li Xiang Fei (Low), Hinako Shijou (Low), Vanessa (Low), Ramon (Low), Street (Low).

MIA toward Terry Bogard, Guilt (Butch’s death), Unluck.

Stun Gun [BODY 03, Lightning (No Range): 04, R#03].

Pet: Anton

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Woof
Int: 01 Wil: 01 Min: 01 Occupation: Canine
Inf: 01 Aur: 00 Spi: 01 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 05 HP: N/A

Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 07, Claws: 03, Extended Hearing: 03, Running: 04, Shrinking: 01, Super Hearing: 03, Ultra Vision: 03

MPR (color-blind).

By Tom Eilers.

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

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham (for animal stats), Sébastien Adrivet, SNK wikia .

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