Terry Bogard is an American martial artist known for his charisma and friendliness. His fighting style is a mix of various techniques from a variety of martial arts, including boxing, kung fu, and kickboxing, in addition to the fictional martial art Hakkyokuseiken from his master Tung Fu Rue. Outside of fighting, his other hobbies include playing video games and basketball. Terry also has a love interest, "Blue" Mary Ryan, and a pet monkey named Ukee.
Terry was announced as a DLC fighter in the Nintendo Direct broadcast on September 4, 2019. He is the fourth DLC character available through the Fighters Pass, and is set to be released in November 2019.
- Terry is the third fighter to originate from a fighting game, following Ryu and Ken.
- Terry is the first fighter to debut on the Neo Geo; Ryu and Ken have also appeared on the system within the SNK vs. Capcom series.
- Terry is the first Chinese-owned character in the Smash series, due to 37Games' partial acquisition of SNK in 2015.
- Terry is the eighth character to originate from a real world location, namely the United States, alongside fellow American characters Snake, Little Mac, and Ken. Simon and Richter hail from Transylvania in the Kingdom of Hungary (modern-day Romania), and Ryu and Joker hail from Japan.