Robert Garcia (Fatal Fury / King of FIghters) with a violet shirt

Robert Garcia


Garcia was one of the main characters in the The Art of Fighting series of brawling video games, which started in 1992. After this series’ demise, he appeared in numerous releases of the The King of Fighters series – along with a good chunk of the hard-punchin’ AoF cast.

He’s still around, and as of this writing was last seen in King of Fighters XIV in 2016. He generally uses a kicks-heavy style of karate.


  • Other Aliases: The Raging Tiger, The Mightiest Tiger.
  • Marital Status: Single and loving it !
  • Known Relatives: Alberto Garcia (father).
  • 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: 187 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Robert uses the Ryugeki principle of Kyokugenryu Karate. This is the second lowest grade of Kyokugenryu Karate, thus between Raiou and Kou-Ou but closer to the latter.

Robert’s style focuses upon lethal kicks, his signature move being the Genei-kyaku or Spirit Kick.

Robert can also draw energy from the earth to enhance the speed of certain kicks, or hurl energy blasts.


Robert is a very stylish affluent pretty boy. He typically wears his long hair in a ponytail and dresses in nothing but the finest clothes. Similarly his fighting style is very flashy.

Robert had a black shirt and brown vest in KOF ’94/‘95, and then donned a blue shirt with long sleeves and white neck from his AOF 3 incarnation for KOF ’96. In KOF ’99, he went back to his KOF ’94/‘95 outfit, but his black shirt had longer sleeves.


“Do I have to fight again ? Let’s start working out.”

“Rats ! Let’s mix it up.”

“I hope Yuri’s all right…”

“They say there’s a great mastermind in the military zone.”


“If any master exists, I’ll pulverize him.”

“Why you…! You’re history, pal !”

“I’ll take you on anytime, taco breath !”

Robert Garcia's character details in Japanese

“I told you ! Guys with cool hair always win, muzzle face !”

“Are you okay ? Have you had enough ?”

“Imitation maybe a form of flattery, but what a wimp !”

“The king of Kyoku-gen karate is about to clean up. Grrr.”

“If everyone loves a winner, I am freakin’ irresistible !”

“Talk about petering out ! Fight to the end, fool !”

“Yes ! Once more I pull victory from the ashes of defeat !”

“So I’m just hardworking, am I ? You should be so lucky !”

“Lighten up. Looks like we got a sore loser here.”

DC Universe History

The Sakazaki Family can be inserted whole cloth. Takuma would have likely trained Bruce Wayne when he was younger.

The family has likely crossed paths with Richard Dragon and other martial artists. Robert would likely have crossed paths with both Batman and Green Arrow.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Robert Garcia

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 06 Occupation: VP of the Garcia Foundation
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 012
Init: 024 HP: 050

Adrenaline Surge: 05, Energy Blast: 04, Gliding: 05, Jumping: 04, Superspeed: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works with all powers, except for Jumping.
  • Energy Blast is diminishing.
  • Gliding can add to the EV of a jump attack.
  • Superspeed can only be used to sub for EV and to add to initiative.

Acrobatics (dodging, gymnastics): 03, Artist (cook): 03, Martial Arts: 08

Iron Nerves, Languages (Italian), Lightning Reflexes, Luck, Rich Friend (Alberto Garcia).

Ryo Sakazaki (high), Takuma Sakazi (high), Yuri Sakazaki (high), Kyokugenryo Dojo (high).

MIA (Yuri Sakazaki, flipping his lucky coin).

He supposedly has a collection of high end Italian sports cars that he modified himself, which we never ever see. Don’t forget his lucky coin as well !

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.