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Yuri Sakazaki (Fatal Fury / King of Fighters)

Yuri Sakazaki

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Yuri started her career as a cute little sister and convenient hostage. But as the Art of Fighting brawling video games series progressed, she became a playable character and capable fighter. She is related too or otherwise has close ties with many high-profile martial arts champions.

She developed quite a bit of staying power in Art of Fighting, and later returned in the King of Fighters series.

Yuri-chan is always improving and always ready to show her friends and family that she has what it takes despite the lack of respect she often gets.



  • Real Name: Yuri Sakazaki.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Ryo Sakazaki (older brother), Takuma Sakazaki (father), Ronnet Sakazaki (mother, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Women Fighters Team aka Team Gorgeous and occasionally The Art of Fighting Team.
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Yuri uses the lowest-grade version of the Kyokugenryu Karate discipline, known as the Raiou (“Lightning Sparkle”) principle. That teaches only the basic and low-level moves and encourages personal instinct to be used in conjunction with the tutelage.

Yuri Sakazaki doing a V sign over a white background

Among Yuri’s personally-crafted moves are the Slipstream Handslap and the Big Butt Press. Many of her moves are actually parodies of Street Fighter attacks.

Yuri can gather energy from the earth to hurl energy projectiles or create hand-held energy spheres that reflect projectiles.


Yuri is a half Japanese, half American young woman who typically wears her hair in a braid. She normally wears only the karate gi sleeveless top and spandex underneath as well as fingerless gloves and a pair of trainers.

She’s quite lively and spunky as well.


“Service, service !”

DC Universe History

Yuri can be inserted as is, but it is highly likely that she has a rivalry with a young female martial artist about her age and is always out to prove herself. Feel free to use Sin, the chosen successor for Lady Shiva being trained by the Black Canary. There would certainly be a lot of growing pains there.


Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Yuri Sakazaki

Dex: 07 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Martial arts student
Inf: 04 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 019 HP: 060

Adrenaline Surge: 05, Energy Blast: 03, Jumping: 03, Running: 06, Reflection/Deflection: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Jumping and Running.
  • Energy Blast is diminishing.

Acrobatics (athletics, dodging, gymnastics): 06, Artist (actress, cook, dancer, singer): 03, Martial Artist: 09

Expansive HQ (dojo), Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Lightning Reflexes, Rich Friend (Robert Garcia).

Ryo Sakazaki (high), Takuma Sakazaki (high), Robert Garcia (high), King (high), Mai Shiranui (high), Kasumi Todo (low), Hinoko (high).

Innocent, MIA (Robert Garcia and proving herself), Minor Rage, Unluck.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.

Helper(s): Darci (for editing).

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