Personal Info Edit
Birthdate: August 8, 1963
Height: 6’3 (192)
Weight: 242 (110)-212 (96)
Blood Type: A
Yamazaki was orphaned at a young age in the streets of Okinawa. His life was a miserable and boring existence -with American troops constantly patrolling his town- until he caught glimpse of a Yakuza (Japanese mafia) boss named Sorimachi (反町). Aspiring to be like the man he saw, Yamazaki left his town and joined the crime syndicate. Eventually, he worked under the man he admired as a surrogate father and found happiness for the first time in his life. Unfortunately, Yamazaki's uneasiness during a fateful business trip to Osaka alongside his boss marked an ambush from a rival gang, and from there his boss Sorimachi was tortured and killed; the shock of his death gave birth to Yamazaki's insane alter ego.
Although he has little memory of his past after this incident, he murdered his boss' rival and fled from Japan to Hong Kong. He continues to be an influential broker, weapons dealer, and drug trader with Kowloon Walled City as his base of operations. He is usually at odds with Hon Fu, who tries to catch and arrest him in the act.
In the King of Fighters series, as he was trashing another dojo, Yamazaki met Billy Kane. On Geese's orders, Billy requested the broker's participation in the tournament. Yamazaki refused at first, but after terribly mauling one of the warriors, he felt an adrenaline rush through his blood. He then accepted Billy's offer and demanded to be paid double the amount of the tournament's prize money. During the tournament it was revealed that Yamazaki is one of the Hakkesshu.
During the subsequent tournaments, Yamazaki did not enter, and it's unknown what he did during this time. He returns in the 2003 tournament with Billy and Gato on another of Geese's schemes. In their team's ending, Billy and Yamazaki engage in a brawl and neither have made an appearance in KOF XI. Whether or not this ending in canon remains to be seen, although it does somewhat explain the characters' disappearance.