Ryuji Yamazaki (King of Fighters) with a crazy grin

Ryuji Yamazaki


Ryuji is one of the characters in King of Fighters, one of the major brawling video games franchises. But he originally appeared in the Fatal Fury series, before starting to pop up in KoF games by the 1997 edition.

Ryuji’s a maniac who could be both a criminal mastermind or hired muscle. He clearly has a flair for both the original and dramatic.


  • Real Name: Ryuji Yamazaki.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Formerly a bodyguard for the Jin twins, Outlaw Team.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 212 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black, but the top is bleached blond.


Powers and Abilities

Yamazaki is an animalistic, vicious brawler using many low blows. He evidences various crude but powerful powers having to do with energy absorption or stretching his arms to strike.


Ryuji is a huge hulking man with an overconfident leer on his face. At least until he loses it and the he‘ literally foaming at the mouth with his eyes lolling into the back of his head and streaming like a maniac.

Typically he wears black jeans, T-shirt and boots, and gloves and often wears a shaggy white pimped out fur coat over it.


(In a Dojo, wasted karate fighters lie on the ground as a man slaughters them with nothing but one arm. After his last victim, the man known as Yamazaki senses Billy’s presence.)
Yamazaki: “Eh, Geese’s dog. What the hell do you want with me ?”
Billy: “I’m here on business. Enter the KoF tournament with me and win, that’s our contract.”
Yamazaki: “You think that actually interests me ? Try finding someone else !!”
(One of the Dojo men grasps hold of Yamazaki’s feet with his last breath of air. Yamazaki’s coolness suddenly disappears and gets replaced by a malicious grin which Billy has never seen before.)
Yamazaki: “Hehehe…Excellent, that’s more like it !!!!(“ A second later, the dojo is stained by the fighter’s blood everywhere and in the middle is Yamazaki, shrieking out a scream which sounds of pure madness. As Billy watches the massacre, his spine chills to a deep freeze and the words of Geese crosses his mind.)
Yamazaki: “On second thought, sounds interesting ! How much for the tournament ?”
Billy: “Double that of the Victory Prize once we win it.”
Yamazaki: “You’ve got yourself a deal ! Well, I’m outta here…”

“You guppy !”

“You ain’t enough for me !”

“I’m coming ta‘ get ya‘…I’m coming ta‘ get ya‘…I’m COMING TA‘ GET YA‘ AND NOW I GOT YA !”


“C’mon and hit me… THAT HURT !”


“Shut your face ! YOU AMATEUR !!!”


“Damn… Damn! Ain’t you some funny shit !”

“You look like a splattered pomegranate, pinhead !”

“I’ll skin you and feed you to the sharks !”

“Even if I fillet you, it won’t do diddley for me !”

“Enough ’KoF‘ crud ! I’m gonna tenderize you !”

“Man you’re a pain ! Act like a parking meter and expire !”

“You’re busted. Literally !”

DC Universe History

Ryuji can be inserted as is. He’d make a great Bat-foe!

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Ryuji Yamazaki

Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Psychopathic Power Lust
Int: 06 Wil: 06 Min: 08 Occupation: Gangster/assassin/dojo buster
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 007
Init: 021 HP: 080

Adrenaline Surge: 07, Air Control: 04, Energy Absorption: 02, Energy Blast: 02, Jumping: 00, Reflection/Deflection: 03, Running: 04, Stretching: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works with Air Control, Jumping, Running, Stretching, Str, and Martial Artist.
  • Air Control is range of touch only.
  • Energy Blast can only be used after successfully reflecting a projectile and can be added to the damage of the reflected projectile using linear addition rather than AP addition.
  • Stretching only works for his arms and grants no other bonus.

Charisma (intimidation): 07, Martial Artist: 11, Weaponry (Knives): 09

Iron Nerves, Languages (Mandarin, Japanese), Lightning Reflexes, Schtick (Fast draw, nuclear punch, stance assessment).

Underworld (Low), Street (Low), Geese Howard (Low), Billy Kane (Low).

SIA (keeping his right hand in his pocket), Catastrophic Rage, CPI (split personality).

Knife [BODY 04, EV 03 (06 w/STR, 12 w/Martial Artist), R#02].

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.

Helper(s): SNK wiki , Sébastien Andrivet, Darci.