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SNK Portrait Ryo.png

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 KOF Orochi Saga)[edit]

KOF Orochi Ryo.png

Although the King of Fighters tournament has its roots in Fatal Fury, the 1994 tournament was the first tournament in the story to use a team fighting system. Ryo was the core of the Art of Fighting Team in this first game, one that was composed of Ryo, Robert Garcia, and Takuma Sakazaki (much to the displeasure of Yuri, to which Ryo was opposed to letting her even join the tournament, although she would find her own team).

Throughout the series, the Kyokugen style was depicted as a struggling family business, funded almost entirely by prize money earned from KOF and Robert's vast wealth. Despite all this, the family manages to keep two gyms running, one in South Town (setting of many SNK games), and a second in Mexico on his already deceased Mexican mother Home.

Before the events of The King of Fighters '96, however, Takuma decided to retire from competitive fighting, and thus allowed Yuri to join the Art of Fighting Team. In this game, as well in The King of Fighters '97, the Kyokugen trio would always find themselves after the tournament facing Takuma disguised as Mr. Karate, telling them to train harder for the following year. In short, for much of the Orochi storyline of KOF, nothing of consequence happens to Ryo.

Teams[edit]

Moves[edit]

The King of Fighters '94[edit]

Portrait KOF94 Ryo.png
Name Input
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ko Hou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hoah Shokoh Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryuko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

The King of Fighters '95[edit]

Portrait KOF95 Ryo.png
Name Input
Hyouchuu Wari Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ko Hou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Haoh Shokoh Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kyokugen Ryu Ranbu Ken (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Ryuuko Rampage
Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

The King of Fighters '96[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Ryo.png
Name Input
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ko Hou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokuken Ryu Renbu Ken (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

The King of Fighters '97[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Ryo.png
Name Input
Hyouchuu Wari Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Koh Hoh Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (can be done during Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou)
Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Mou Ko Rai Jin Setsu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokuken Ryu Ranbu Ken (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shoko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Tenchi Haoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

The King of Fighters '98[edit]

Ryo Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Ryo.png
Name Input
Hyouchuu Wari Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Koh Hoh Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (can be done during Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou)
Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Mou Ko Rai Jin Setsu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokuken Ryu Ranbu Ken (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shoko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Tenchi Haoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Ryo '94 Style[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Ryo94.png
Name Input
Hyochuu Wari Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ko Hou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryuuko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Links[edit]

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