Billy Kane
 
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BIO:

Billy Kane his sister (Lily) grew up as orphans in London, England. His family name Kane is meant to be pronounced "Billy Kon" or "Kaan". When Geese Howard was on a business trip in England, he was impressed with Billy's skill with the staff and eventually picked him up as his right-hand man. Armed with a three-sectioned special staff, Billy met the young Terry Bogard and was defeated. Some years later, he entered KOF together with Eiji and Iori, but was thrashed up by the latter after their defeat. Eager to get his revenge, he went with Yamazaki and Blue Mary to investigate the Orochi power for Geese. Soon thereafter, Geese was killed and Billy was left in charge. 

After his Geese's apparent death, Billy went back to England with his sister. In order to adequately provide for her, Billy continued his life of crime and joined Wolfgang Krauser. Although it seemed like he was loyal to the nobleman, Billy was actually working undercover to search and destroy Geese's impostor. His additional order was to overthrow Krauser.
 
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ORIGIN:
Fatal Fury

   
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury Special, Real bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Special: Dominated Mind, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury: 1st Contact, Fatal Fury Wild Ambition, King of Fighters '95, King of Fighters '97, King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match, King of Fighters 2002, King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, King of Fighters 2003, King of Fighters XIII, King of Fighters XIV, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation ACard Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS

   
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Page Updated:  Nov. 2nd, 2019

Billy Kane has always been a pretty effective and straight-forward design in the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series... (geez, this guy's been around for a while). As a fellow bo staff user, I always kinda liked his moveset - but it never really "wowed" me. The SNK devs did a pretty good job at developing Billy into a more interesting and flashy design in future installments. IMO, Billy's costume designs were never "great"... but his his KOF 2003 design is probably my favorite. I gotta admit though, Billy's metal-ish theme songs always blare when he's on the screen. Sometimes characters get a boost of 'something' if there BGMs are badass. So yeah, I'll give you a few extra points Billy.

His fighting style could be better, but he hits some cool poses and has 'interesting' technique. I'll give him that. On the flipside, Billy has some particularly "annoying" attacks in his moveset. While some of his moves look cool, Billy just doesn't hold a candle (bo) to the likes of Kilik. The dude ain't no traditional martial artist. (He prolly' says ain't too.) But hey, Billy's secret 3-tiered staff does have its advantages & cool moments. ;)
In closing, it's also kinda cool Billy stands for a positive message (on the jacket)... "No smoking!". Remember kids... "Winners don't use drugs"! (But is that even true?) >_>

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