Tizoc / The Griffon
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Also known as "The Griffon", Tizoc is a famous wrestler in Second Southtown who gained favoritism amongst the children audience since his debut. He always donates his winning to an orphanage and fights to inspire others.

Over time, it seemed like no one could beat Tizoc, until a mysterious man appeared and soundly defeated him. Tizoc was devastated by the loss and spent two years searching for the man (rumored to be Gato's father). By the time of Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Tizoc saw himself as a washed up has-been, and entered the King of Fighters tournament to regain his passion for the ring and to find the man who defeated him.

During the events of King Of Fighters 2003, Tizoc is an up and coming superstar in professional wrestling and joins the Fatal Fury team after being invited by Terry Bogard. Terry's brother Andy, was unavailable at the time since he was tending to his younger student (Hokutomaru) in Japan. In King of Fighters XI, B. Jenet requests that he join her team, and he accepts. Tizoc enters simply for the "heart" of the fight and is not concerned with winning the prize money. In The King of Fighters XIV, a new challenger known as The King of Dinosaurs strongly resembles Tizoc. Is he the same person?

Garou: Mark of the Wolves

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King of Fighters 2003, King of Fighters XI, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  Oct. 31st, 2018

Tizoc is me hero. In MOTW's story, it's suggested that Tizoc is underestimated as a legitimate fighter because he's a pro-wrestler. And after he hicks a character's ass, he pretty much compliments them and/or their unique fighting style. What a guy. As the lone grappler and "big guy" of Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Tizoc holds an important role. He's no stereotypical pro wrestler... Tizoc has a very interesting, original theme, and shows off memorable and hard-hitting moves. Typically, a masked wrestler can only have so much personality, but like King from Tekken, Tizoc pulls it off thanks to his badass moveset, awesome super moves and epic voice. I don't know what the hell he's saying half the time, but whatever he says, it always sounds EPIC. lol.

It was awesome to see him crossover to the King of Fighters series in KOF '03... I definitely wasn't expecting it. Tizoc is one of my favorite characters to use in every game he's appeared in. I hope SNK brings him back in future games as well. Tizoc is an excellent design all around. I only wish SNK used him to his fullest potential. 

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Tizoc Animations