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Ryo Sakazaki (リョウ・サカザキ) is a practitioner of Kyokuganryu Karate and one of the main characters of the Art of Fighting and King of Fighters games. He is the son of Takuma Sakazaki, brother of Yuri Sakazaki and the best friend of Robert Garcia.

Story (in the Art of Fighting Series)[edit]

AOF Ryo.png

Ryo Sakazaki (リョウ・サカザキ, sometimes written as 坂崎 亮 or Sakazaki Ryō) is the main character in SNK's fighting game series Art of Fighting. His story begins in the first Art of Fighting in a traditional damsel in distress story. His sister Yuri is kidnapped by Mr. Big, a local criminal mastermind. With the help of best friend and rival Robert Garcia, Ryo manages to confront Mr. Big, leading him to a karate dojo where a mysterious man (originally unnamed in the game, but was named "Mr. Karate" by fans, and officially named as such in later games) challenges the two to a fight. When Ryo prevails, he threatens to kill Mr. Karate unless he can know that Yuri is alive. As Ryo prepares to kill him, Yuri appears, telling Ryo to stop, for Mr. Karate was their father.

The realization that Mr. Karate was indeed Takuma was not in the original Art of Fighting ending (except for the SNES port of the game, where it was clearly shown), but was merely speculation that was made official in the introduction to the second game, when Takuma was formally introduced. In the second game, Takuma reveals how he became Mr. Karate: when Geese Howard wanted Takuma to kill Jeff Bogard, adoptive father to Andy and Terry Bogard. Takuma refused, and in order to force Takuma to cooperate, Yuri was kidnapped. Takuma was forced to do things that were against his moral standards through repeated threats to kill Yuri, including fighting his two students. With the Sakazaki family reunited, the family, along with Robert, focused on exacting their revenge on Geese, and providing justice to all others who were wronged by him. Part of this preparation included, to Ryo's initial opposition, teaching Yuri the Kyokugen techniques.

Although their plan was successful to an extent, their victory was short-lived: Geese had managed to escape, and had ordered the killing of Jeff (but had killed Jeff by himself later). This ending effectively closed out the Art of Fighting series and brought forth the beginning of the Fatal Fury story, one that does not directly involve Ryo.

In the third game to the series, Art of Fighting 3, Ryo's role was largely insignificant, as he acts as a supporting character to Robert Garcia. However, one plot thread from that game that carried over into the King of Fighters series was the introduction of Kasumi Todoh, the daughter of Ryuhaku Todoh, whom Ryo fought and defeated in the first Art of Fighting.

Fight Order[edit]

Art of Fighting[edit]

1.Fight 2. Fight 3. Fight 4. Fight 5. Fight 6. Fight 7. Fight 8. Fight
Portrait AOF Todo.png Portrait AOF Jack.png Portrait AOF Lee.png Portrait AOF King.png Portrait AOF Micky.png Portrait AOF John.png Portrait AOF MrBig.png Portrait AOF MrKarate.png

Art of Fighting 2[edit]

If you pick Ryo as your first opponent in Art of Fighting 2 (single player mode), you will fight the other contestants in the following order:

first opponent 2. Fight 3. Fight 4. Fight 5. Fight 6. Fight 7. Fight 8. Fight 9. Fight 10. Fight 11. Fight 12. Fight
Portrait AOF2 Ryo.png Portrait AOF2 Yuri.png Portrait AOF2 Jack.png Portrait AOF2 Lee.png Portrait AOF2 Mickey.png Portrait AOF2 Kisaragi.png Portrait AOF2 Robert.png Portrait AOF2 John.png Portrait AOF2 King.png Portrait AOF2 Takuma.png Portrait AOF2 Temjin.png Portrait AOF2 Big.png

If you qualify for the 13. fight, you will fight against Geese Howard. See the secrets section for more information.

Art of Fighting 3[edit]

1.Fight 2. Fight 3. Fight 4. Fight 5. Fight 6. Fight 7. Fight 8. Fight 9. Fight
Portrait AOF3 Rody.png Portrait AOF3 Wang.png Portrait AOF3 Lenny.png Portrait AOF3 Sinclair.png Portrait AOF3 Jin.png Portrait AOF3 Kasumi.png Portrait AOF3 Karman.png Portrait AOF3 Robert.png Portrait AOF3 Wyler.png

Moves[edit]

Art of Fighting[edit]

Portrait AOF Ryo.png
Name Input Spirit
Ko'ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Kohou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 0%
Hien Shippuu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 25%
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 50%
Super Haoh Shoukou Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 75%
Desperation Ryuko Ranbu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png Then Arcade-Button-APunch.png 75%
Can Throw: YES (Tomoe Nage)
Can Walljump: YES

Art of Fighting 2[edit]

Portrait AOF2 Ryo.png
Name Input Spirit
Tomoe Nage Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 0%
Ko'ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Kuuchuu Ko'ou Ken (down) Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Kuuchuu Ko'ou Ken (straight) Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 20%
Kohou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Kyokugenryuu Renbuken Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Hien Shippuu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 25%
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 40%
SUPER: Haoh Shou Koh Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 75%
DESPERATION: Ryuko Ranbu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 75%

Art of Fighting 3[edit]

Portrait AOF3 Ryo.png
Name Input Spirit
Special Moves
Ippon-Zeoi Arcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 0%
Ko'ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png or Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 25%
Hien Shippuu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 25%
Kohou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png or Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 25%
Koh Geki close, Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png (when opponent is down) 25%
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 33%
Haoh Shoukou Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 40%
Desperation Ryuko Ranbu Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png (wait)Arcade-Button-BKick.png 75%
Command Moves
Step Back Sway Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Ate Keri Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png
Sankaku Tobi Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png (while close to wall)
Sankaku Geri Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png (while close to wall)
Fuu Satsu Keri Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Joudan Mawashi Geri Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png
Torage Uchi Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Kakugyaku Sho Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Tsurabe Uchi Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png
Kime Uchi Arcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png or Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Tsui ue Keri Arcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png , Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Hiza Arashi Arcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png , Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png
__Hiza Arashi cont. Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png
Fumikomu Kadan Seiken Arcade-Stick-DR.png , Arcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png
Rush Combos
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-NeoGeo-C.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-NeoGeo-C.png
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-NeoGeo-C.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-NeoGeo-C.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png , Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png
Arcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Button-BKick.png , Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png , Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png

Links[edit]

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