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Ryo Sakazaki (Fatal Fury / King of Fighters)

Ryo Sakazaki


Ryo is a playable character who appears in a number of SNK brawling video games.

He’s a spoof of the leading Street Fighter character, Ryu. But perhaps fittingly, Mr. Sakazaki is clearly not as mighty as Ryu.


  • Real Name: Ryo Sakazaki.
  • Other Aliases: The Invincible Dragon.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Takuma Sakazaki (father), Ronnet Sakazaki (mother, deceased), Yuri Sakazaki (younger sister).
  • Group Affiliation: Mexico Team/Kyogen Karate Team/Art of Fighting Team (really all the same team they just like changing their name).
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Blond


Powers and Abilities

Ryo uses the Kou-Ou principle of Kyokugenryu Karate.

In Buriki One, he seems to use ordinary karate.

Ryo can also channel energy from the earth to enhance the speed of his punches or hurl energy blasts.


Ryo is a muscular half American half Japanese man with blond hair. He typically wears an orange sleeveless gi with a black T-shirt underneath it.

Ryo Sakazaki goes into dangerous South Town


“Kyokugen Karate is peerless; you should know that by now.”

“I let my guard down, but I’m not out yet.”

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.


Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Ryo Sakazaki

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 07 Occupation: Martial artist
Inf: 05 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 025 HP: 080

Adrenaline Surge: 05, Dispersal: 02, Energy Blast: 04, Jumping: 02, Superspeed: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works with all powers, except for Jumping.
  • Dispersal can only be used when dodging attacks.
  • Energy Blast is diminishing.
  • Superspeed can only be used to sub for EV and to add to initiative.

Acrobatics (dodging, gymnastics): 06, Animal Handling: 03, Martial Artist: 11, Vehicles (land): 03

Expertise (carpentry and growing vegetables), Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese, Spanish), Lightning Reflexes, Rich Friend (Robert Garcia), Schtick (nuclear punch).

Robert Garcia (high), Takuma Sakazi (high), Yuri Sakazaki (high), King (high), Kasumi Todo (low), Terry Bogard (high).

MIA (protecting his sister, Yuri and upholding the name of Kyokugenryo Karate).

He supposedly has both a horse and a motorcycle, which we never ever see.

Ryo Sakazaki poster

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.

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