Khushnood Butt /
Marco Rodriguez


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Marco Rodriguez (known as Khushnood Butt in English versions) is a Kyokugen-style karate expert who trained under Ryo Sakazaki. When he became a black belt, he opened a dojo in Brazil and started teaching Kyokugenryu Karate. To prove the might of the martial art, Khushnood entered the "King of Fighters: Maximum Mayhem" tournament. When he returned, he learned that all of his best students got beaten up by the "Gym Buster". Hearing that, he now seeks the maniac.

Marco lead a somewhat austere life in a wooded area on the outskirts of town, and fights using powerful, deliberate attacks. Many of his victory quotes sound insightful and philosophical, just as serious as his training and demeanor.
Marco was a green belt at the time of The King of Fighters XI.


Garou: Mark of the Wolves


Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS



Page Updated:  Dec. 5th, 2019

Marco/Khushnood nicely took the place of Ryo in the Garou series as the new Kyokugen Karate fighter. As far as "karate guy" characters go, he's actually one of my favorites. He' got tons of (actual) karate-based moves that hit hard and awesomely smooth animations to boot. He definitely puts a unique spin on the Kyokugen style, while keeping tradition alive. On that note, he's really a perfect "next generation" Garou character... and also original since he's one of the few African-American karate fighters of the fighting game universe. Marco is a badass design all around... simple and to the point... yet original. 

On a personal note, Marco actually looks exactly like my first karate instructor when I was 7 years old!!! True story. :)

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