is a cheerful man who loves to combine dancing with his Brazilian style
of Capoeira, Bob often seeks to test his skills out against many fighters
so that he can learn the benefits and mistakes of his battles.
young boy who grew up in his native country of Brazil, Bob was known to
always get his inspiration of fighting from his family, who were known
to be well-renowned Capoeira fighters. Though the art of Capoeira is considered
to be tough to those who are new to it, Bob was determined to be in the
same league as his family so that he could make them proud of his rising
ability. While training in the jungles one day, Bob had gotten the attention
of an older man, who was travling through the same area and saw Bob's attempt
at learning some Capoeira moves.
older man had revealed himself to be a local fighter named Richard
Meyer and that he was real impressed by Bob's Capoeira skills and techniques.
Richard was so impressed that he was willing to take Bob under his wing
and help him develop his Capoeira style even more, which caused Bob to
accept Richard's offer with no second thought. For the next few years,
Bob had trained under Richard's watchful eye and became a strong Capoeira
fighter, dominating Brazil's fighting circuit with no problem. When Richard
told Bob that he was heading to a city in the United States called South
Town in order to open a new restaurant called the "Pao Pao Cafe", Bob had
decided to go with him in order to help him out with the development.
Bob didn't participate in the King of Fighters tournament during the events
of the first Fatal Fury game, he still cheered Richard on while continuing
to improve his Capoeira skills. At the start of Fatal Fury 3, Richard and
Bob were at the grand opening of the "Pao Pao Cafe 2" and that everything
was going well. That is until the mysterious Jin twins (Jin
Chonrei and Jin
Chonshu) came from out of nowhere and attacked Richard and Bob while
destroying the restaurant from within the process.
Richard stayed behind to tend to the repairs of the restaurant, Bob had
decided to join forces with Terry
Bogard and many other fighters in order to stop the Jin twins and Geese
Howard from gaining "The Sacred Jin Scrolls of Immortality". Upon learning
of Geese's defeat and the reformation of the Jin twins, Bob was real happy
to learn that everything had worked out and in the process... was shocked
to learn from Richard that he was given full ownership of the "Pao Pao
Cafe 2". Though he's now the owner of a popular restaurant, Bob is still
a fighter at heart and will always fight when given the chance to do so.
Updated: Sep. 13th, 2023
Believe it or
not, Bob actually came before Eddy Gordo. As the
successor to the Fatal Fury original, Richard Meyer, Bob
is a traditional Capoeira fighter. Bob's persona and fighting style were pretty
cool for the time, and his animation was done really well. However, he was
overshadowed by other fighting game Capoeira users that soon followed in his
footsteps (like Eddy & Elena). Overall, Bob is
slightly generic as a design, but some would argue that's the "type" of design he's
supposed to be, since he wears pretty traditional Capoeira attire.
On a side note, I always thought the name "Bob Wilson" didn't suit him
very well. Call me crazy, but I think his name is a bit too boring and
"American sounding" for a Capoeira
fighter from Brazil. :/
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