SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy isn't the first time King of Fighters' Terry Bogard has been a woman

Those who played SNK vs Capcom: SvC Chaos might already know this fun fact

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 3, 2018 at 7:09 a.m. PDT

The fighting game community cannot get over the big Terry Bogard announcement for SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy that took place yesterday. From fan art to confusion, it feels like everyone is talking about Terry being revealed as female for the upcoming clash of SNK's fierce female characters.

Terry is one of the most popular characters from the King of Fighters and Fatal Fury series, so it stands to reason that many fans seeing him become a woman is a bit of a shock to the system. But did you know this isn't actually the first time Terry has been female?

Twitter users Gatoray and Majinken1987 recently pointed out that you can actually find a female Terry in SNK vs. Capcom: SvC Chaos. Though she technically isn't playable (at least not in that form), it definitely looks like SNK took their inspiration for the new female Terry from this crossover fighting title.

SvC Chaos was released back in 2003, and this was essentially SNK's version of the Capcom and SNK crossover. Within the game are characters from each company's various IPs, including Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, King of Fighters, and Samurai Shodown.

Among the Capcom side of the roster was Darkstalkers' popular vampire, Demitri, and included in his move set was his Midnight Bliss super. For those unfamiliar, this attack saw Demitri float toward the opponent, greet them, then transform them into something else — the males would become female, while the females usually sported something more casual after the transformation.

Demitri has been doing this move since back in the Darkstalkers days, and there are alternate forms for each of the characters on the SvC Chaos roster. Though the opponent does not stay in their changed form after the super animation is complete — meaning female Terry wasn't technically playable — the concept of making Terry into a woman has been made reality in the past, though in SNK Heroines she is fleshed out as a full-on playable fighter.

Female Terry Bogard in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos image #1 Female Terry Bogard in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos image #2
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