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Guy the ninja (Final Fight and Street Fighter video games)

Guy

(Final Fight ninja)


Context

Guy the ninja (apparently an anglicization of “Gai”) appeared in several series of Capcom brawling video games. Though he’s now mostly seen in Street Fighter games, he’s originally associates with the Final Fight series, starting in 1989.

He’s not just a pair of fists though. He’s well established as having a lot of skills outside of just fighting and lot of connections with other characters.

Plus, he’s a ninja from back when that was awesome.


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Background

  • Real Name: Guy.
  • Other Aliases : The shadow who dances in the society of the timber chute, The shadow who dances into the fight.
  • Marital Status: Engaged (possibly married).
  • Known Relatives: Rena (fiancée, possibly wife by now).
  • Group Affiliation: Formerly he was with Mike Haggar and the various teams he put together to clean up Metro City, now it appears he heads his own gang of Bushin ninja. Oh yeah, and he’s the 39th Bushin Master.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’0‘‘ Weight: 158 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Guy is the 39th Bushin Master and heir to its legacy. The title is not hereditary. He’s basically the best his school of ninjitsu has to offer and is thus a highly proficient martial artist as being trained in all other aspects of ninjitsu such as weapons training and stealth.

By Final Fight Streetwise he shown enough aptitude to manage a gang and train others in his school of ninjitsu.


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History

Final Fight

Guy was Cody’s training partner. However, the Mad Gear Gang kidnapped, Cody’s childhood friend and sweetheart, Jessica. Guy could not let this evil go unpunished. He hit the Subway area. Then he challenged, and defeated the Mad Gear boss of that area, Sodom, in an underground ring as many other Mad Gear members watched.

He then went to the Industrial area. There he found a military member of Mad Gear, Rolento. Rolento saw that he was a true warrior and asked if he wanted to join Mad Gear. But Guy refused, because the Mad Gear Gang was evil and as a Bushin fighter, Guy must destroy evil.

Rolento and Guy fought, and Guy won. After that, Guy joined up with Haggar and Cody at the Uptown area. They were to take out Mad Gear leader Belger once and for all. When Belger was finally defeated, Guy and Cody left as Jessica reunited with her father, Haggar.

Jessica ran to catch up with them and Guy turned to face her, but Cody didn’t. So Guy leaped in front of Cody and punched him to stop him. The ninja then leaped off and left him with Jessica.

Final Fight 2

Guy left to train and discover the power of Bushin. But meanwhile, the Mad Gear Gang was trying to revive itself. Mad Gear kidnapped Genryusai, the 37th Bushin master and master of Guy’s master. They also grabbed Guy’s fiancée and Genryusai’s daughter, Rena.

However, Guy couldn’t participate because he had to complete his training. Rena’s sister, Maki, fought in his place. Eventually, Guy received a letter from Rena telling him that she and her father have been rescued and were safe. Guy wrote back, thanked everyone, and said that he’d be back soon.

Street Fighter Zero 2

Guy was training to find the true power of Bushin as well as become the next Bushinryu master. His master and the 38th Bushinryu master, Zeku, finally came to him and challenged him for who was to be Bushin master. For there may only be one in the world at any time.

Guy won. Zeku then told Guy about a new evil that was now coming out in full force, Shadaloo. It is a bushin fighter’s duty to fight evil. With that, Zeku left, and hasn’t been seen since. Guy was now the 39th bushinryu master.

Street Fighter Zero 3

He is the ninja who lives in the present. He is heir to the Bushin style, which has endured for centuries. When a threat to the world rises so will the shadow of Bushin! These are the words Master Zeku left. What do they mean? Hearing this from his master Zeku, Guy knew that Bushin was destined to fight Shadaloo so he went after them.

He eventually found a lady named Rose. He warned Rose not to risk her life against Shadaloo, but she didn’t heed his advice.

Despite that, he continued his quest and eventually found her wounded after her battle with Vega. It was here that Guy stopped going after Shadaloo so he could take Rose to a hospital.

Vega was killed at the end of Street Fighter Zero 3. Yet as Guy held Rose, he felt an unexplainable chill.

Cody returns

Guy ran into Cody again during SFZ3, too. The ninja was shocked when he saw what a sorry state Cody had fallen to! He’d become an escaped convict, serving time for all the fights he’d gotten into. How could a hero have fallen so much?

Guy decides to stand in for Cody Travers

Cody by now had realized that he never was a hero, at all. He was just faking it. The truth was that Cody was fighting evil just because he enjoyed fighting so much, not because of any sense of justice. Guy, however, could see that deep down, Cody was still a good guy, because he always sought to beat up guys. So even if Cody did it for the sake of the fight, he was still a hero in the end.

Guy wanted to reform Cody and get him back on the right path. But he eventually accepted that Cody had to live his own life, so they went their separate ways. Before they parted, however, Cody said that fighting the bad guys together had been fun. Guy asked if he wants to go back to Metro City, and Cody remarked that perhaps he would go back to Metro City when the time was right.

The way of the Bushin-ryu

Guy, who had been gone, training for so long by now that many others deemed him missing, had also run into Maki who had been trying to find him. She challenged him for the title of Bushin master, but in the end admitted that Guy was still better. Still, she wasn’t going to give up and would someday challenge him again.

Guy continued training throughout SFZ3, until he had finally realized the true power of Bushin. After a revelation from his training, he saw that he literally held the power of life and death in his fists. It was then that he realized that questioning right and wrong was irrelevant.

In the end, his great task as the successor of Bushin entrusted to him by Master Zeku was above everything else. His duty was to continue to train, strengthen, and build a mind that would be capable of attacking without hesitation. Now, Guy’s training was finally over. 

Final Fight Streetwise

Guy’s path had taken some dramatic turns since his days as a key protector of Metro City. After Cody Travers was wrongly accused of a crime that Guy took part in, Guy fell into a life in organized crime, and quickly became a powerful underworld figure in Metro City’s Japantown.

Having mellowed a bit in recent years, he still uses his tremendous power, skill, speed, and influence to protect Japantown from civil unrest.

Guy’s secretive and devoted band of genin warriors provides him with deadly assistance. However, the advent of GLOW, a new drug sweeping Metro City was causing him concern. Guy realized that even he would not be able to keep it from spreading to his section of the city if he did not do something.

It was then, one day, that one of his top men, Lou “The Skin” told him how a man had entered his tattoo parlor in Japantown and asked some extremely suspicious questions. Questions, which Lou responded to by slamming a cashier register over his head. Kyle, the man Lou had subdued, woke up in Lou’s basement surrounded by ninjas, Lou, and Guy.

Kyle must enter dangerous South Town

Lou told Guy that Kyle’s wallet said that he was Cody. Guy demanded to know why Kyle was lying about who he was, but Kyle simply told them that only cheap shots could take him down.

Guy told his men to show Kyle what happened to those who didn’t answer his questions. So Guy’s henchmen untied Kyle and attempted to extract the information from Kyle forcefully, forming a ring around Kyle and then charging in with hit and run attacks while the rest looked for openings.

Lou eagerly jumped in to fight as well after the men were defeated, but Kyle managed to beat him, too. Frustrated, Lou encouraged Guy to kick Kyle’s ass as Guy threw off his business suit for his Bushin gi and approached Kyle.

A simple demonstration of some ridiculously fast katas shocked the hell out of Kyle and made him decide that it’d probably be a good time to explain that he wasn’t Cody.

He explained that he’s Cody’s brother. But Cody got into a lot of trouble with GLOW and Vitto, among other things. Hearing this, Guy decided to listen and invited Kyle to his dojo.

War against drugs, part 1

There, Guy told Kyle about his past with Cody, about how Cody went to jail for one of Guy’s crimes so that Guy could go free. He said that from what he knew about Cody, Cody would give his life for Kyle. He regretted that Cody had to go to jail for him but that some debts could never be repaid.

After this, he decided to quiz Kyle a bit. He tested Kyle in his dojo by teaching Kyle how to do the ki-based charge punch. After the sparring, Kyle’s skill proved to Guy that he was indeed Cody’s brother.

Guy told Kyle to the lounge area of the dojo. Around the table, he told Kyle that he’s proud about how he’s managed to maintain order in Japan Town and was fighting against GLOW. He was trying to keep the drug from entering the area. However, it was proving very difficult, and Guy wondered if the man behind GLOW was merely giving the people what they wanted?

He told Kyle that from what he knew, the man behind GLOW was a man with no face. But he had a strong influence in Little Italy, and Guy had his men investigate that.

Guy the ninja, and Rose

At that point, Blades burst in and tossed the head of one of Guy’s men to Guy and Kyle, with dynamite strapped to it. Guy and Kyle got out of the way in time as it exploded. But the dojo they’re in was now on fire and the whole building was about to collapse on them both. Worse Stiff’s men had come in to help finish the job.

Guy quickly lead Kyle to the exit. But falling debris and flames constantly got in the way. The flames were good for tossing mobsters and angry schoolgirls into though… why a bunch of angry schoolgirls also decided to get in on the flaming fun was a mystery. Regardless, thanks to the help of a fire extinguisher Kyle and Guy escaped just as the dojo exploded.

War against drugs, part 2

Kyle told Guy that Blades was one of Vitto’s men (not that Guy didn’t know that already), and that he was a fool to trust Vitto. Kyle went after Vitto, while Guy stayed behind to gather his resources, saying the war had just begun.

Kyle told him that he’s glad Guy’s on his side. After a call from a concerned Vanessa warning him that something nasty was going down throughout the city, Kyle left for Little Italy. Guy watched with a frown, possibly wondering if he and Kyle really were on the same side.

Guy then found Kyle’s brother Cody who had gone mad from GLOW. He attempted to restrain him. He told Kyle that they had to stop GLOW to save the city, but that wasn’t Kyle’s goal. Kyle just cared about avenging his brother.

Seeing that their goals were different but the means to reach them were the same, Guy told him to start with Weasel. He was the one delivering GLOW with his porn business trucks.

Unfortunately, while Kyle was gone, Cody had managed to break free and escape. Knowing he had to stop the GLOW, Guy teamed up with Kyle to destroy the laboratory at the pier that was producing it. They went as far as blowing up the entire thing with explosives, despite the danger to Kyle. They managed to capture the scientist who invented GLOW, Dr. Chang, after that.

Guy pulled out a gun and demanded that she tell him where the mastermind behind GLOW was. But Haggar stopped him, saying that wasn’t how they did things. Eventually, they had to let her go to try to help other people suffering from GLOW. Kyle would later defeat the mastermind behind GLOW once and for all.


Description

Guy is a lithe Japanese American man who favors wearing a red Bushin gi and Nike sneakers (!).

After he becomes an influential figure in the underworld he starts wearing business suits.


Personality

Guy used to be an Upholding the Good type of character, taking his training and his duty to stomp out evil wherever he found it very seriously.

Eventually he had an epiphany during his training. He basically decided that the ends justify the means and even went so far as to start training his own army of ninja and become an underworld figure himself. Guy even allowed his long term friend Cody to take the fall for his crimes.

At times his actions almost seem to border on Anti-heroic because it seems that he now thinks it’s a good idea to interrogate people with guns.


Quotes

“I see you haven’t learned your lesson.”



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Guy

Dex: 09 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 06 Wil: 06 Min: 08 Occupation: Crime Boss
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 023 HP: 060

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 04, Jumping: 03, Running: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:
Adrenaline Surge only works with Jumping, Martial Artist, and Weaponry (missile).

Skills:
Acrobatics: 10, Artist (Bansai plants, dancing): 03, Charisma (Interrogation): 07, Martial Artist: 09, Thief (Stealth): 06, Weaponry (Melee, missile): 07

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Lightning Reflexes, Shtick (Goon Bane).

Connections:
Mike Hagar (High), Cody Travers (High), Kyle Travers (High), Ryu (Low), Ken Masters (Low), Bushin Ninja (High), Lou the Skin (High), Maki (High), Lucia (Low), Dean (Low), Zeku (High), Rena (High), Street (Low), Underworld (Low).

Drawbacks:
Dependent (Rena, fiancée), MIA (Seeking justice).

Equipment:

  • Katana [BODY 04, EV 04, R#02].
  • (x4) Shuriken [BODY 03, EV 02, Range: 02, Grenade drawback, Dart bonus].
  • Smoke Bomb [BODY 03, Fog: 02, Grenade drawback, R#03].
  • Guy has wielded a wide variety of street level melee weaponry. It should be noted that he will only use them when severely outnumbered. In one on one competitions he clearly prefers to fight barehanded.
  • He also once used a pistol for interrogation purposes.

Bushin Ninja

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Uphold Guy
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Bushin Ninja
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 009 HP: 005

Skills:
Vehicles (Land): 03, Martial Artist: 04, Weaponry (melee, missile): 04

Connections:
Street (low), Underworld (Low).

Drawbacks:
MIA (following Guy’s orders).


Previous Statistics

Guy changed a lot in Final Fight Streetwise becoming a crime boss and taking a more hard line stance against the bad guys and saying that the ends justify the means. Prior to Streetwise his motivation was Upholding the Good and he didn’t have a bunch of Bushin ninja that he’d trained at his beck and call. His Resources would’ve been significantly lower as well.


Design Notes

The Skills are somewhat speculative.


By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Final Fight and Street Fighter video games.

Helper(s): GameFAQs  (for everything that you ever wanted to know about the Street Fighter universe and more!) Kal el Vigilante, Peter S. Piispanen, Alan Wilkinson (for stat suggestions.) Sébastien Andrivet (for weapon stats.)

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