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Andy Bogard

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Andy and his older brother Terry grew up as orphans and raised themselves on the streets. They were later adopted by Jeff Bogard and lived in Southtown for several years. Jeff Bogard taught the brothers many things about fighting, as he was a strong fighter himself. When Terry was 10 years old, he witnessed his father's death at the hands of Geese Howard. After Terry told Andy what had happened, they vowed to avenge their father and dedicated themselves to mastering their martial arts training. Master Tung Fu Rue told the brothers that the strongest of them would be taught the secrets of Hakyokusaken. Andy decided to move to Japan for his training, while Terry chose to stay in the USA to hone his skills on the streets. In Japan, Andy learned Shiranui-ryuu Ninjutsu and an empty-handed fighting style called Koppouken from Hanzo Shiranui. This is also where he met his girlfriend, Mai Shiranui.

10 years after his father's death, Andy reunited with his brother in South Town. After paying respects to their father's grave, they ran into Muay Thai kickboxer Joe Higashi and learned that Geese was sponsoring and hosting the King of Fighters tournament. The three of them entered the tournament to avenge Jeff Bogard's death. Terry made it to the finals and defeated Geese, and Andy felt a sense of closure. Andy then returned to Japan to continue his training.

A year after the first tournament, a new tournament was held, this time under the control of Wolfgang Krauser. After Terry defeated Krauser and became a hero of Southtown, Andy couldn't help but feel inferior, but he didn't let it get to him. Andy didn't accomplish much during this time period, and during the events of Fatal Fury 3, he suffered a chest wound that hindered him in the Real Bout series.

After Geese's death and the fall of the First Southtown, the birth of Second Southtown was at hand. During this time, Andy was training Hokutomaru in Shiranui-ryuu Ninjutsu and Koppouken. Instead of fighting in the tournament, he sent his apprentice Hokutomaru in his place. After the tournament, Andy wrote Hokutomaru a letter which stated that he was proud of Hokutomaru's progress. He ended the letter by saying that he is no longer his teacher but his rival, and that they will soon cross paths again.

During the King of Fighters timeline, Andy joined with Terry and Joe to form the Fatal Fury Team. He was a member on the team for many years, but was reluctant to join a few of them and was pressured by Mai and Joe to enter. In KOF 2003, Andy left the Fatal Fury team to take care of his disciple, Hokutomaru, who fell sick. He was absent from KOF XI to presumably continue training his student and himself. He finally rejoined the Fatal Fury Team in KOF XIII.
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Fatal Fury

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Page Updated:  Sep. 13th, 2023

Andy was always a sleeper SNK character. Even as one of Fatal Fury's main protagonists, Andy always seemed to live in the shadow of his charismatic brother, Terry Bogard. (Guess that makes sense since he's a ninja.) IMO, Andy's personality & outfit designs were always a bit hit or miss, and oftentimes bland. I think it's one of the reasons SNK changed up his outfit so much. Even in KOF XII, arguably his best appearance, Andy's "original" attire just looks outdated... he should'a tossed that generic flame shirt w/bulky red boots a long time ago. In fairness, some of Andy's KOF XIII alt. costumes (AKA sprite edits) do look pretty great. I think his KOF 2001 rendition is his one of his best.

While Andy's fighting style strikes me as a bit uninspired, random and kinda unconvincing for a ninja (and in terms of physics / ouch-factor)... I'll admit Andy hits some pretty cool poses and can perform quite a few legit martial arts moves. Overall, I think SNK missed some opportunities with this design - as Andy could've been reinvented / redesigned to further flesh out the more "ninja" (and less pretty boy) element of his design. 

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