Tung Fu Rue
Tung Fu Rue (タン フー ルー, Tan Fū Rū?, Chinese: 糖胡芦; Pinyin: Táng Hú-Lú) is one of the first four opponents the players faces in the original Fatal Fury. (When either Andy or Terry defeats him in "Fatal Fury Special," each Bogard brother addresses him as "Master Tan.") He is an elderly martial arts master from China who developed his own fighting style based on Bājíquán known as the Holy Fist of Eight Ways (八極聖拳, Hakkyokuseiken?). In the past, he trained Terry and Andy's adoptive father, Jeff Bogard, and his nemesis Geese Howard (as well as Cheng Sinzan). He raised the Bogard brothers after Jeff was killed by Geese and participates in the King of Fighters tournament in the first game with the objective to defeat Geese. He can transform his body into steel and draw out great power using a deadly secret technique known only to himself. In the game, he appears as meek elderly man, but after taking a bit of damage, he transforms into a musclebound warrior, whose special moves including a flying whirlwind punch and a spinning whirlwind kick in which he shoots fireballs at both directions.
In Fatal Fury 2, Tung was one of the characters defeated by Wolfgang Krauser in one of the game's cut-scene. He would appear as a playable character in Fatal Fury Special, the upgraded version of Fatal Fury 2. Unlike the original game, Tung only transforms into a musclebound version of himself while performing certain special moves. Tung reappears in Real Bout Special and Real Bout 2. In Real Bout Special, there are two versions of him in the game. In regular version of him has improved versions of his previous special moves, as well as new moves, while the alternate version of him (EX Tung Fu Rue) has all of his moves from Fatal Fury Special and one Hidden Ability. in Real Bout 2, Tung has special moves from both versions of his character in the previous game.
Tung also appears in the SNK crossover game NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. This version of the character was used as an additional character in the PlayStation 2 port of The King of Fighters XI.
He is voiced by Keiichiro Sakagi in Fatal Fury 2 and Special, and Shigefumi Nakai in later games.
Famous quotes containing the word rue:
“With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad.”
—A.E. (Alfred Edward)