Name: Robert Garcia
Occupation: Vice president of the Garcia Foundation
Abilities: Kyokugenryu Karate
Official Team: Art of Fighting
Debut: Art of Fighting
Voice Actor: Liam O'Brien
A millionaire playboy from Italy, Robert Garcia owns one of the largest corporations in the world, Garcia Foundations. He trained with Ryo Sakazaki in accordance with his father and has becomes friends with Ryo ever since. When Yuri Sakazaki was kidnapped by South Town's previous crime lord, Mr. Big, both Robert and yo went to the streets to save her. Robert and Yuri have a love relationship tougher, despite any serious commitment not made official.
*Ryuuga: Robert uppercuts his opponent into the air.
*Ryuu-Geki Ken: He shoots a fireball at his opponent.
*Hien Shippuu Kyaku: He leaps towards his opponent to kick him/her two times.
*Hien Ryuujin Kyaku: Robert jumps up to to a flaming dive kick.
*Gen-Ei Kyaku: He rushes towards his opponent with a rapid kick, followed by a kick that knocks him/her out.
*Ryuuren-Gen-Ei Kyaku: He kicks his opponent once and then kicks him/her rapidly until he ends it with one kick that knocks the opponent out.
*Haoh Shoukou Ken: Robert shoots a giant fireball at his opponent.
*Ryuuko Ranbu: Robert dashes to his opponent and does a series of punches and kicks, followed by a last kick that knocks the poponent out.
*Hien Shippuu Ryuujin Kyaku: Robert jumps up and then dive down to do a sliding kick where he strikes at the opponent in a sliding motion and then kicks him/her up into the air.
Robert Garcia is at his Garcia Foundations office and sees a letter from his father.
Robert: "Hey now, what's this? Is this a letter from my father?"
Letter: "Dear Robert, I want you to keep this city in Italy safe from recent crimes that have been plaguing it lately. Here are the list of criminals and maniacs who are ruining this once-peaceful town we live in."
Robert: "So my father not only wants me to carry on his legacy in Garcia Foundations, but also help people who are in danger? I guess I know what I must do."
After reading the letter, Robert adopts a hooded alter ego calling himself the "Azure Blade". As "Azure Blade", he is seen combatting a bunch of ruthless thugs who are mugging a young lady with threats of bodily harm.
Mugger #1: "Hey bitch, you better give us your euros if you don't wanna get cut!"
Robert: "Don't even think about robbing this poor innocent lady, muchachos."
Mugger #2: "What the! Are you some sort of ninja vigilante or something?"
Robert: "I'm Azure Blade! It's time to end your lives!"
Victim: "Thanks for saving me, Azure Blade."
Robert: "You run along now. I'll take care of these thugs."
The next day, Ryo, who is visiting Italy apparently, stops by to meet Robert and they both see a new report about the "Azure Blade" and his heroic (yet questionable) act of vigilante justice.
Ryo: "Hey Robert, have you ever heard of this mysterious man named the "Azure Blade"?"
Robert: "Azure Who?"
Ryo: "Well according to the newspapers I received, he "encountered a bunch of criminals who threatened to kill a random lady if she didn't give them euros. While the Azure Blade saved the victims life, he dealt with the thugs in a very gruesome and deadly way, which was disemboweling each thug at once." Sound like one hell of a murder machine."
Robert: "…..Why would he do that? (I hope he doesn't find out I'm the Azure Blade.)"
Ryo: "Hey, don't ask me? But look at this. "Azure Blade was said to be dressed in a blue hood and wielded to arm blades." Sounds like a pretty cool guy."
Robert: "Yeah, he does."
*Regular Costume: His standard attire predating back in Art of Fighting
*Another Costume: His frilled shirt from Neo Geo Battle Coliseum and KOF XI
*Battle Intro: Robert tightens his gloves and then taunts his opponent as he says his intro quote.
*Winning Pose: Robert shows his right bicep to his defeated opponent.
*Victory Pose: Robert says his victory quote before he flips his golden coin up in the air. He turns around and catches it.
see Pre-Fight Conversations for Robert's special intro quotes
-"Come on and fight."
-"Are you ready for this?"
-(vs. Ryo) "Come at me, Ryo!"
-"How about that?!?"
-"Can't face the Raging Tiger, eh."
-(vs. any DC villain) "Heh! Let's see if Harvey Dent can do this."
-(general) "Once again, I have pulled victory from the ashes!"
-(general) "What frightens you more? You can't win against one with the kicks."
-(vs. Batman) "So you're both a millionaire playboy and a fighter? Sweet. I guess I found my equal."
-(vs. Girifter) "Next time we meet, how about you take off the mask this time."
-(vs. Iori) "You're not gonna be strong enough if you behave like this."
-(vs. Joker) "Your grin is freaking me out a bit, even if a few of your teeth are missing."
-(vs. Jonah Hex) "You want to be an outlaw or something? Too bad you're not cut out to be one!"
-(vs. Kilowog) "You truly are a Master…"
-(vs. King) "You're kicks are like dynamites... seriously, don't train Yuri any of this, ok?"
-(vs. Kula) "I think you've rose the bar too high."
-(vs. Kyo) "Despite your inherent powers from 1800 years, you sure seem weak, now."
-(vs. Ralf) "Why not smile a little more? That way, you'll get to show how many teeth you have left."
-(vs. mirror match Robert) "This is nothing more than a cheap imitation out of nowhere."
-(vs. Ryo) "Well what do you know, Ryo. You haven't been training much, have you. C'moon, admit it."
-(vs. Terry) "You may a veteran fighter, but you're still no match for me."