Originally from Brazil,
Richard is a Capoeira master who used his skills to entertain the nightclub
crowds. In fact, he is the first fighting game character to use Capoeira.
While he had fun entertaining the masses and loved the recognition for
it, he felt he had to move on. Moving to the United States, Richard made
his home in Southtown. It was here he opened the Pao Pao Café, a
nightclub reminiscent to those of his native Brazil. Unlike the bars in
Southtown, Richard would not tolerate any discord caused by criminals and
thugs in his club, literally kicking them out if they do.
Howard held the King of Fighters tournament, Richard entered to promote
the Pao Pao Café. While he accomplished this goal and beat several
fighters in the process, he was beaten by the Lonely Wolves (the Bogard
brothers, Terry and Andy,
and Muay Thai champ Joe Higashi).
Richard was a good sport about losing and the Pao Pao Café became
Southtown's ideal nightclub spot.
The club also became
a hot spot among fighters where they can spar against one another or just
hang out. This was evident when another King of Fighters tournament was
held by Wolfgang Krauser and all the fights were shown live in the café.
The profits from that venture were so high, combine with the club's ongoing
popularity, that Richard had enough money to build a second Pao Pao Café
During the grand opening
of Pao Pao Café 2, with his Capoeira student, Bob
Wilson, acting as the manager, the place was wrecked by the Jin twins, Chonshu
and Chonrei. As Bob went after
the Jin twins for what they had done, Richard stayed to rebuild the second
Pao Pao. After he rebuilds the club, he gives it to Bob, who Richard felt
was worthy of full ownership because of his impressive skills.
Richard has now devoted
his time to entreating the masses and garnering attention for both Pao
Pao Cafés. He has made many friends in the fighting community ever since.
While Bob usually does the fighting, Richard will throw down once
more if challenged.
Page Updated: July 2nd, 2019
In the original Fatal
Fury, Richard Meyer seemed like a generic "filler" character more
than anything else. He was replaced in the later of the Garou series by Bob
Wilson, who arguably is a more colorful, more interesting personality. After
Richard's original debut in Fatal Fury, Richard Meyer seemed
to have been a forgotten SNK design... until 2006, when SNK finally brought him back
in KOF: Maximum Impact 2.
In Maximum Impact, Richard Meyer's Capoeira isn't nearly as fluid as the likes of Eddy
Gordo or Christie, and sometimes
just he looks silly and awkward. He does add some flavor and nostalgia value to the
KOF2006 line-up, but his overall design still isn't anything outstanding. In
fairness, in Fatal Fury lore, he does seem work as a halfway interesting
"classic" character that makes a cameo here or there. His name is synonymous
with the Pao Pao cafe, so he does get a couple cool points there.
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