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John Crawley (ジョン・クローリー) is a Martial Arts Instructor with a brutal and aggressive fighting style. He is known to his friends as "The Madman" and "The killing Machine". No one knows what his enemies call him, nor do they dare to ask.

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

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John was once a pilot of unparalleled skill, but then the marine took a air-to-air missile to his eye. Unable to fly, Crawley was driven to drinking and unsociable behavior. Years later, he was drummed out of the service after being implicated on gun running missions supplying the evil, Mr.Big. Insisting he was framed, the dejected, former ruler of skies now comes to Southtown to set history right.

In the first Art of Fighting, Crawley sports a mullet that is both neck-legnth and combed-back. By the time Art of Fighting 2 occurs, he sports a pompadour that is both short-trimmed and slick-back.

John Crawley's AOF1 incarnation is based loosely on the bodybuilding action-star Arnold Schwarzenegger, his appearance in AOF2 later bares more of a resemblance to martial arts super-star Jean Claude van Damme. Both actors have played as macho militants in their films. He also has been compared to the Street Fighter II character Guile because of their similar color schemes, special moves, military motifs, and fighting stage.

In John's AOF2 ending, the US Military attempts to recruit him to rescue the President's canary, named Tweeter. John refuses, telling the General "Hasta la vista!"

Fight Order[edit]

Art of Fighting 2[edit]

If you pick John 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 John.png Portrait AOF2 Temjin.png Portrait AOF2 Jack.png Portrait AOF2 Lee.png Portrait AOF2 Yuri.png Portrait AOF2 Ryo.png Portrait AOF2 Mickey.png Portrait AOF2 Takuma.png Portrait AOF2 Kisaragi.png Portrait AOF2 Robert.png Portrait AOF2 King.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[edit]

Portrait AOF John.png
Name Input Spirit
All Systems
Mega Smash Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Overdrive Kick Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 20%
Flying Attack Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
SNES version only
Desperation Spinning Crush Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 75%
Can Throw: NO
Can Walljump: YES

Art of Fighting 2[edit]

Portrait AOF2 John.png
Name Input Spirit
Bear Killer Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 0%
Mega Smash Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Flying Attack Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 25%
Overdrive Kick Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 20%
Spiral Leg Bomber Arcade-Stick-DU.png +holdArcade-Button-BKick.png 25%
SUPER: Mega Smasher Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 75%
DESPERATION: Atomic Smash Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 75%