Fo Fai from Battle Arena Toshinden

Fo Fai is one of the characters from the original Battle Arena Toshinden, a 3D fighting game by Tamsoft released in 1995 for the Playstation and later ported to the Sega Saturn, PC and Game Boy Color. He fights with long Iron Claws and Magic. According to the story he is known as a nice magician, but is actually also an assassin who enjoys fighting and killing younger fighters.

Fo returned in Battle Arena Toshinden 2 but was replaced by Bayhou an ape-man in Battle Arena Toshinden 3 who killed Fo Fai after he teaches him his claw fighting style and awaited his death. He had another student, Cuiling which is an unlockable character in Toshinden 3 and plays almost exactly like Fo.

Fo Fai himself can be unlocked as an additional costume for Bayhou and is displayed as an undead  zombie / ghost character.

His character design seems to be a combination of the two Street Fighter characters Gen (old Assassin) and Vega (Claw Fighter) but that can be a pure coincidence. His fighting style and especially his specials are very different from anything those two are using.


Fo Fai from the Battle Arena Toshinden Games: an Overview

Charactername: Fo Fai   Developed /Created by Tamsoft
Gameseries: Toshinden   First seen on: Sony Playstation
First Game: Battle Arena Toshinden   Years first seen in: 1995
Last Game: Battle Arena Toshinden 2 URA
  Nationality: Chinese
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character,
Evil Fighters,
  Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Long Iron Claws
Additional Tags:

Assassin, Big Mustache, Magican,

Old Fighters, Old Man, Killed

  Similar Characters:

Gen (SF), Lau Chan (VF), Shang Tsung (MK), Vega (SF),

Wang (Tekken)

Has Relations to:

Bayhou (his successor and murderer)

Cuiling (his Student)

  See also:

Toshinden Wiki,

Toshinden I Screenshot Gallery

 Video Games he appeared in:

Battle Arena Toshinden (1995) Toshinden Remix (1995) Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (1995) Toshinden URA (1996) Battle Arena Toshinden 3* (1996)

* only as unlockable costume


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Fo Fai

  Fo Toshinden  Official Art   

Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (1995) or Battle Arena Toshinden URA (1996) – Not sure if these are directly related to the game


Fo Fai In-Game Art and Screenshots

Fo Fai Battle Arena Toshinden Game Art Portraits

Fo Fai Toshinden both costumes

Fo Toshinden Screenshot

Fo Fai in Toshinden 1 P1 Costume

Fo Fai Toshinden P2 Costume

Fo Fai in Toshinden P2 Costume 

Fo Fai Toshinden 2 P1 and P2 both Costumes

Fo Fai Toshinden 2 both costumes

Fo Fai in Battle Arena Toshinden 2

Fo Fai in Toshinden 2 P1 Costume

Fo Fai Toshinden 2 Costume 2

Fo Fai in Toshinden 2 P2 Costume

Fo’s Stages in the Toshinden Games:

Fo’s Stage in Toshinden 1

Fo Fai Stage Battle Arena Toshinden 2

Fo’s Stage in Toshinden 2



 Fo Fai in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Fo Fai Toshinden Tribute Art Fo Fai is part of the  Game-Art-HQ Toshinden Art Collaboration back in August 2011 and was drawn by Luke The Ripper and by Alexis Kurosawa Toshinden Art Tribute Fo Fai 



Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Fo Fai

Fo Fai Toshinden Fan Art

Fo Fai

by Paulo Santana