Bryan Fury (ブライアン・フューリー Buraian Fyūrī?) is a character in the Tekken fighting game series. Bryan first appeared in Tekken 3, and he has returned to all the other Tekken games after the third one. Bryan is popular among fans for his ruthless personality, hard-hitting fighting style and trademark evil laugh.
Bryan is brutish, unfeeling, and overall psychotic. Throughout the entire Tekken series, it is clear that Bryan's motivation is nothing more than to create havoc and misery wherever he goes. His selfishness has been shown multiple times, like when he betrayed Doctor Bosconovitch and Yoshimitsu very shortly after Yoshimitsu saved him from death.
Bryan rarely talks and usually expresses his delight in watching others suffering through maniacal laughter and smirks. Oddly, in the crossover game Street Fighter X Tekken, Bryan talks much more often then he does in any of the Tekken games he is in (which is also true for his partner, Jack-X). He does however speak in full sentences in his Tekken 5 interludes and also in the Scenario Campaign mode in Tekken 6, although in the latter his voice is not heard.
Bryan Fury, a former Soldier turned officer in the International Police Organization, was killed in a shoot-out in Hong Kong.
Bryan's corpse was transported to the laboratory of a man named Doctor Abel. This 88-year-old scientist was fairly famous in the underground society, but his findings were often preceded by Doctor Bosconovitch's. However, at last, he came to the last step of completing his master project... the Cyborg Army. Dr. Abel thought that a perfect cyborg must have the mechanics built by his rival, Dr. Bosconovitch, so he reanimated Fury's body and sent him off to collect this data.
In his former life, Bryan was known as a skillful detective, but on the other side, he was always followed by dark rumors. Investigating the Hong Kong drug trade, Lei Wulong discovered that Fury had connections with drug dealers.
Bryan sneaks into the 'King of Iron Fist Tournament', targeting Yoshimitsu, who has strong ties with Bosconovitch.
Ending Description, "Last Laugh": Bryan is running when a group of Tekken Force soldiers flash a bright light at Bryan and begin opening fire. Bryan shields himself as he runs towards the tank in back of them. He ripped a part of the tank off and throws it at the Tekken Force soldiers who are attempting to flee. It ends with an explosion. Bryan then laughs manically.
Bryan realizes his life is coming to an end, but knows that the person who can help is his creator, Doctor Abel.
One day, Bryan heard news of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, and decided to enter. With this death being impending Bryan's body flowed with energy making him stronger than before. He develops an uncontrollable rage that manifests itself into his physical appearance.
Bryan stakes everything on one hope that if he defeats Heihachi Mishima he would become Head of the Mishima Zaibatsu. If this all goes according to plan, Bryan would order Dr. Abel to change his body, thus becoming the most incredible being in existence once again.
Ending Descrription: Bryan wakes up to Dr. B informing him that Yoshimitsu had saved him. Yoshimitsu stands at the foot of the chamber and nods. Dr. B then goes on to say they both need his cooperation. He offers to mechanise him (which will expand his lifespan) but in return, he wants to keep his original body once Bryan is reborn into a new body. He then tranquilizes him.
Tekken 5 Manual:
Bryan Fury, a replicate created by Dr. Abel, entrusted himself to Dr. Bosconovitch to receive technological upgrades. Bosconovitch installed a perpetual power generator in the cyborg. Instead of thanking him, Bryan killed several people at the facility. Then he decided to enter the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament, thinking it as the perfect test for his newly installed generator.
In order to receive technological upgrades to his cybernetic body, Bryan entrusted himself to Doctor Bosconovitch and drifted into a deep sleep.
Upon regaining consciousness, Bryan realized that his body remained unchanged. Dr. Bosconovitch explained that Bryan's body contained many complex mechanisms that would require more time to be fully understood, but he was able to install a perpetual power generator as an emergency measure.
"Perpetual power generator?... Incredible." Bryan exulted.
Bryan shoved Dr. Bosconovitch out of the way as he headed for the door. Several members of the Manji Clan tried to stop him, but they got sent sprawling to the ground as Bryan left the secret base behind him.
A few days later, Bryan learns that The King of Iron Fist Tournament Five will be held. Bryan decides to enter, thinking it as the perfect test for his newly installed perpetual power generator.
Ending Description: Bryan is walking in a forest with a gatling gun in his hand. He uses his cyborg eyes to find the invisible Yoshimitsu. When he spots him, he fires his gatling gun but Yoshimitsu disappears again. He reappears behind Bryan, who shoots him repeatedly over his right shoulder with a pistol in his left hand. As Yoshimitsu lands, Bryan walks to his fallen opponent. And as he aims his pistol with a final smirk, the screen goes black and a final shot can be heard.
After getting his hands on a perpetual generator, Bryan Fury decided to join The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 for the purpose of testing its efficiency. However, Yoshimitsu's repeated meddling hindered his tests and hopes of unlocking its ultimate power, greatly frustrating Bryan. Soon afterwards, Bryan began destroying everything in sight.
Driven by rage, he joined various battlefields the world over, reducing this and that to rubble. However, he soon grew tired of the sameness of it all.
Around this time, he caught wind of The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6's announcement. Feeling it was better suited for his frenzied appetite, he headed in its direction.
Ending Description: Bryan walks through a battlefield, carrying a rocket launcher and a Gatling gun in each hand. Attacking a nearby chopper and missing a few shots with his rocket launcher, Bryan immediately pulls out a metal girder, and flings it into through the Helicopter, causing it to fall and crash at Bryan. Bryan then walks out from the site, unscathed, and smiling.
Bryan Fury is a dab hand at making enemies. But when you travel the world picking fights, that's not exactly a surprise. So when Bryan appeared in a war-torn city, he took the opportunity to go on an indiscriminate rampage.
With the world turned upside down by the constant fighting, Bryan was in his element. So when a rotund, sluggish-looking man approached him amid the chaos, Bryan could only lick his lips in glee at the prospect of a new victim.
Ending Description: After defeating Bob, Bryan notices a fighter aircraft. He then grabs an iron bar and throws it into the aircraft. As the aircraft explodes Bryan turns and walks away in laughter.
Bryan appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament as a playable character. He retains his Tekken 3 moveset and outfits.
Ending Description: Bryan is walking when Lei appears behind him holding a gun up. Bryan then turns around and begins walking towards Lei. Lei panics and fires shots several times, all of which Bryan is unaffected by. Lei then makes a noticeably flustered face expression. He then comes dodging at Lei. The screen ends with Bryan getting ready to make an impacting uppercut.
In the 2010 live action movie Bryan Fury is portrayed by Gary Daniels and is the secondary antagonist of the film. He is depicted as a man who has had cybernetic upgrades. He is blackmailed by Kazuya Mishima into killing Jin Kazama to keep his cybernetic upgrades a secret. After Kazuya changes the rules of the tournament making it so that the competitors are forced to kill each other in order to win, Bryan is pitted against Sergei Dragunov. Dragunov, despite putting up a valiant effort, is ultimately killed when Bryan strangles and eventually slits his throat with a spiked chain. He later fights Jin and although he has the upper hand through most of the fight, Jin flashes back to his mother's training and follows her advice by exploiting Bryan's weak spots. Bryan is defeated and killed by Jin.
Also, prior to his death, Bryan held the title as the 'current' King of Iron Fist Tournament.
Bryan appeared in Street Fighter X Tekken as a playable character. His tag partner is a Jack robot exclusive to the game known as "Jack X". This is the only game in addition to Tekken 5 where Bryan can be seen speaking full sentances with his voice being heard.
Bryan returned in the sequel, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a playable character.
Ending Description: Bryan is shown loading a handgun. He then grins and proceeds to pick up another weapon: a serrated knife. He sees the reflection and Yoshimitsu appears behind him and pushes him down. A battle ensues with Yoshimitsu's blade going up against Bryan's fists. Yoshimitsu disappears and Bryan thinks he's won when Yoshimitsu's sword slashes a pipe, filling the room with steam. Bryan then punches him so hard that he gets blasted through the wall and onto the outdoor area. Bryan soon detonates the bomb on Yoshimitsu's arm using the button he dropped during battle. Bryan walks away with the explosion behind him.
Bryan appears in Tekken Revolution as a playable character.
Bryan is an unorthodox kickboxer who heavily relies on a ferocious punishment game. Bryan is capable of doing heavy amounts of damage with his counter hits and makes sure no move goes unpunished. He also has good pressuring capabilities, keeping opponents on tilt.
Bryan, however, is very unsafe, so risks must be taken in order to be rewarded with near 30% combos. He also lacks good range. In all, Bryan is a consistently strong character with a great toolset for instilling fear in the player's opponents.
Bryan fights using a style of Kickboxing. Kickboxing is a popular combat sport that saw fruition in Japan in the 1960s. Kickboxing's punching techniques are almost identical to that of regular boxing, with kicking techniques being the aspect of the sport that differentiates itself from the latter, being an important part of a practitioner's arsenal. Elbow and knee motions also have heritage in the martial art Muay Thai, also defined as kickboxing in it's broader term. Bryan's kickboxing is not strictly traditional, with him putting his own sadistic twist on certain moves, notably the Fisherman's Slam. Many moves are also derived from Karate techniques.
- Doctor Abel - He reanimated and cybernetically enhanced Bryan just before the events of Tekken 3. However, after Tekken 4, Bryan killed him in cold blood after Abel betrayed Bryan and left him to die.
- Lei Wulong - His former police partner prior to Tekken 3. Lei is now hunting Bryan for homicide cases regarding the Manji Clan.
- Doctor Bosconovitch - Yoshimitsu found Bryan unconscious and brought him to Bosconovitch. However, Bryan in return, mercilessly betrays the doctor and Yoshimitsu and kills several Manji clan members, and have no use of him anymore once Bryan finally has the perpetual generator he needed to be implanted in his body.
- Yoshimitsu - His archenemy. Bryan was actually rescued by Yoshimitsu in Tekken 4, but became Yoshimitsu's worst nemesis in Tekken 5, ever since he killed many members of the Manji Clan, had been using Doctor Bosconovitch and betrays him in return for his own personal gain.
- Paul Phoenix - Fought him in the console opening of Tekken 6.
- Kazuya Mishima - Kazuya blackmailed Bryan into killing Jin in the 2010 film (non-canon).
- Sergei Dragunov - Bryan killed him in the 2010 film (non-canon).
- Jack - His rival in Tekken Card Challenge. In, Street Fighter X Tekken Bryan finds a backup model of Jack called "Jack-X" that later serves him. (non-canon).
- Robert Richards - His opponent in Tekken 7.
- Alisa Bosconovitch - Bryan followed her and Lars in the Scenario Campaign. She seems to be unaware that Bryan was the one who injured her father.
- Bryan's looks and overall storyline share similarities to that of Blade Runner character Roy Batty as portrayed by Rutger Hauer.
- Bryan Fury will laugh whenever specific moves are performed on him, e.g. Volcano Blaster or Nina Williams's Bad Habit. Most of these moves involve hits to the groin.
- Bryan used the same laughing voice sample for his Fisherman's Slam from his debut in Tekken 3 all the way until Tekken 6, where he was given a new voice actor and the sample was retired.
- He also share the same personality and appeal as Ryuji Yamazaki from the games of SNK. Coincidentally, they share a similar outfit (like his P2 from Tekken 3 as seen on his ending only, P4 from Tekken Tag Tournament, and P2 from Tekken 5 and Tekken 6), similar hairstyle (Yamazaki's is dyed blonde while Bryan's is all white because he was just reanimated), and both had odds with a detective (since Hon Fu shares similarities with Lei Wulong minus the nunchucks).
- Bryan Fury replaced Bruce Irvin, so they share many similarities, such as their nationality, fighting style, a single win animation (which Bryan no longer has from Tekken 4 and onwards), and an involvement with and hatred of Lei Wulong. Despite these facts, there is no confirmed relationship between the two in the storyline.
- Bryan is unlocked after beating the game six times.
- Bryan Fury's bosses in the Tekken Force side game are (in order of appearance) Lei Wulong, Gun Jack, Yoshimitsu, and Heihachi Mishima.
- Bryan's storyline is similar to Jean-Claude Van Damme's Universal Soldier where the two soldiers Luc Deveraux and Andrew Scott kill each other; They are later brought back to life as zombie soldiers. Before the events of Tekken 3, Bryan Fury was killed by drug leaders and is brought back to life as a cyborg.
- Bryan Fury is playable after beating the game five times, or as soon as Story Mode is completed with Yoshimitsu.
- Bryan's sub-bosses are Lei Wulong and Yoshimitsu.
- In both Yoshimitsu and his ending, he wields a Portable Gun Turret and a back-up handgun which he uses to shoot Yoshimitsu's head at the end of his ending.
- Bryan's Item Move in Tekken 6 is a shotgun while in Bloodline Rebellion, he also recieves a gatling gun.
- In the "Power is Everything" trailer for Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, Bryan is shown fighting Paul Phoenix.
- In the Scenario Campaign mode, Bryan is seen following Lars and Alisa after the invasion of the lab, he is a boss in the Southern Woodlands.
- In the updated version of Tekken 7, Bryan's left arm and right leg becomes a red and black prosthetic while wearing his new main outfit implying that he was incapacitated by someone that causes him to lose his left arm and right leg. His prosthetic arm and leg has the same color scheme as Gigas' color scheme of his appearance.
- In the Kiwami Campaign event, Bryan's prison uniform costume bears a resemblance to Cody Travers' primary outfit in the Street Fighter series as the stripe of his prison uniform is black instead of blue.
- Yoshimitsu's Japanese voice actor, Tomokazu Seki also voices Bryan in the game. As heard by his Japanese voice's evil laugh, his Japanese voice actor has been known voicing Gilgamesh from Fate series for his evil laugh act.
- M. Bison's Swap Costume is based on Bryan's appearance.
- Bryan wields firearms within both Yoshimitsu and his ending. In his ending, he wields a handgun, combat knife, and a detonating device which he uses to blow up Yoshimitsu. In Yoshimitsu's ending however, he wields a Portable Laser Turret resembling his Gun Turret item move in Tekken 6.
- He can be "customized" as Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street series just like Dr. Bosconovitch and Jin (only with a fedora) but it has two ways to change the appearance of his head from a fedora to skinhead, and his P1 from Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament as well.
- Bryan's rivals in Tekken Card Challenge are Gun Jack, Yoshimitsu and Lei Wulong.