is a fictional video game character appearing in SNK Playmore's Fatal Fury fighting game series. Debuting in Fatal Fury: King of Fighters, Geese is the local crime boss of the fictional city of South Town. Geese hosts a fighting tournament named "The King of Fighters", in which he faces the brothers Terry and Andy Bogard who want to take revenge for their father's death. After several tournaments, Geese is killed by Terry, but he appears in following games without storyline as a "ghost" named . Geese has also appeared in several The King of Fighters games, in which he seeks to get the power from the creature Orochi, while his young self makes an appearance in the second Art of Fighting game as the hidden boss character.
Geese also made appearance in other adaptations from the video games, including animated films and manwhua. Geese has received mixed reviews by video games publications. Most of them have noted him to be one of the most notable bosses characters from SNK, commenting on how hard it is to defeat him in the Fatal Fury games. Geese has additionally been well-received by gamers, appearing in some popularity polls developed by video games journals.
In the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters, Geese appears as a middle-aged man with blond short, slicked hair, wearing a aikidogi with red hakama and white uwagi without sandals. In most games of the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series - except Fatal Fury: King of Fighters and The King of Fighters '96 - Geese only wears the red hakama pants with the white uwagi either not present or hanging off the back/sides. Dominated Minds, the PlayStation version of Real Bout Special, features Geese sporting a halo over his head as a reference to his passing. The appearance of Geese in the Art of Fighting series was of a younger man with long blond hair wearing a light purple and blue suit with red necktie.
Geese s special techniques as a computer-only character in the original Fatal Fury includes the , an energy wave which travels over the ground similar to Terry s Power Wave, and the , in which Geese guards against a close-range attack from an opponent and then throws the opponent.
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