Tung Fu Rue

  
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BIO:

Tung Fu Rue is the Chinese martial arts master who taught Jeff Bogard, Geese Howard and Chen Sin Zan. This tiny, elderly master of Hakkyokuseiken and Chinese Boxing can enlarge his body with the power of his spirit, and suddenly grow muscles to become massive. He is a tribute to Master Roshi from the Dragon Ball series.

Although he had trained both Jeff Bogard and Geese, he wanted Jeff to be his only successor since he showed true discipline and was an honorable fighter. Due to this, Geese murdered Jeff out of pure jealousy. Tung was so saddened by the loss that he decided that he would have no more successors. Tung had entered the 1991 King of Fighters tournament hosted by Geese, but was eventually defeated.

In Fatal Fury Special, he overexerted himself and is hospitalized. Afterwards, he decides to live the rest of his life in retirement and he occasionally enters a competition to keep in shape. Although he taught Terry for a period of time, Tung made it a policy to refuse any other disciples. He seems to break this in Real Bout by apparently making the Jin brothers his apprentices. Some endings in Real Bout 2 show him taking only Chonrei as his apprentice, with Chonshu staying with Kim Kaphwan.
 
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ORIGIN:
Fatal Fury

 

 

OTHER APPEARANCES:
Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Real Bout Special: Dominated Mind, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2, King of Fighters XI, King of Fighters XIV, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash DS

   
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Page Updated:  Aug. 22nd, 2020

Tung Fu Rue looks like your token elderly martial arts master that you'd see in... pretty much everything. lol. Any fan of the Dragon Ball series who played the original Fatal Fury immediately knew Tung Fu Rue was a tribute to Master Roshi. Indeed, he's got some of the same powers as him too.

As a fighting game character, Tung has some pretty cool abilities (some borrowed from Master Roshi) that make him stand out from other old martial arts masters...  notibly, his ability to transform into a huge steroid-crazed meat-head at will. lol. I found Tung to be mostly boring in his early days, but his later appearances in sequels turned out quite a bit better. Although he's not a completely "original" character... Tung is definitely an SNK classic.

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