Gender: Male Location: Everything you know is wrong.
SNK has Yamazaki using knives, Capcom has Cody Travers. Although Yama was the first to actually use knives in a fighting game, Cody is the first in videogames to actually fight with a knife.
Nationality: American Date of Birth: April 18, 1967 (40 years old) Height: 5'11" Weight: 187 pounds Blood Type: O Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue Family: parents unknown, Kyle Travers, brother Fighting Style: Karate, fifth degree black belt Special Skills: Knife fighting, punching through 50 cm walls Likes: Milk, Spinach, starting fights Dislikes: Haggar's lectures and discipline Allies: Guy, Mike Haggar, Lucia Morgan Enemies: Mad gear, particulary Poison (who set him up), Rolent Schugerg Trivia: His name likely comes from Tom Cody, the main character in the gang themed movie, Streets of Fire (of which Final Fight took a lot of inspiration from)
He can break through a 50 cm thick cement wall. He's also stated to be pretty good at taking hits.
Chuck Norris learned his trademark move, along with his sense of duty and justice, from Jesus after watching Him roundhouse kick a money changer out of the temple.
Gender: Male Location: The sewers of the Big City!
A gifted Street Fighter, Cody is very adept at knife fighting. His childhood friend and current girlfriend is Jessica, who is the daughter of Mike Haggar. Mayor of Metro City (It's actual New York) and former Pro wrestler. One day Cody is told by Haggar that Jessica has been kidnapped by Mad Gear! He sets off to save his friend since childhood and now girlfriend. With the help of his Rival/Sparring partner/ Best Friend Guy, and of course Haggar too.
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He hears about Mad Gear member Damnd being the one who kidnapped her, and decidest to head to the slums of Metro City to find him. Damnd tells her that he's too late and that he thought Cody got scared and ran away. Cody defeated him, but doesn't manage to find Jessica. Somewhere along the line, Cody found out that Jessica was being held by Belger in the Uptown area of Metro City. He then hit the Westside of Metro City, where he ran into a cop who was also a member of Mad Gear. Disgusted by how corrupt Metro City is to the point where even a policeman would join Mad Gear, Cody ended up defeating him, too.
Last edited by Classic NES on Sep 28th, 2007 at 05:18 PM
as is the rule of anything that has anything to do with fighting games:
YOU MUST FIRST VISIT FIGHTINGWORLD TO STAND A CHANCE!
so here is the detailed story of Cody Travers (note: i haven't cross checked some of the stuff in a very long time so there may be errors. if you find something shady, feel free to ask me and i'll elaborate).
A fifth-degree black belt in karate, Cody was a rough street fighter who fought passionately and energetically. He found love with, Jessica Hagar, the daughter of the mayor of the city (Mike Hagar, the greatest fighter of Metro city). However the on going war between Hagar, hell bent on annihilating crime from his city, and Mad Gear the largest syndicate culminated with Jessica being kidnapped so as to force Hagar to turn a blind eye on the crimes committed in the city by Mad Gear. Enraged, Cody teams up with Mike Hagar (Jessica's dad) and a Bushin Ninja named Guy to rescue Jessica and save the city from these punks. The three-man war on the Mad Gear gang culminated with Mad Gear being annihilated by these three. Cody would eventually be the one to defeat the Mad Gear leader, Belger, and kick him out of the building to his death.
As Cody watches Jessica and Haggar's reunion, he and Guy walk away with Cody pondering over all those fights he has had and where he is heading. Jessica eventually tries to catch up with them but Cody ignores her (oh, ignoring a lady! where are your manners? oh and her wearing high heels wasn't helping either *women*). Eventually she catches up with him (actually Guy turns around and unleashes a fast combo on Cody, dazing him enough for poor Jessica to catch up with him). Jessica wants them to be together but Cody insists that the streets need to be safe first and the city needs him. Clichéd superhero talk, right? I mean come on, he might as well say, "evil is still afoot, Jessica dear, and there is work to be done. come, to the Cody mobile! Away!"
But no. This is where it was not how it seemed. Cody did the one thing no one in fighting videogames does: he lied. In the time he was walking away and thinking over what he had gone through, Cody realized that he was faking the hero act. In reality he was only looking to bust heads and beat up people. He wasn't a hero. He was just an adrenaline junkie looking to bash heads open while using the hero gimmick as an excuse. When he spoke to Jessica, he had already made up his mind that one day, he will actually be a REAL hero for her, without any lies or faking it. Thus the first seed of Cody's fall from grace is planted.
The city, however, didn't know all this. Having rid the Metro city of the Mad Gear made Cody an instant celebrity and soon enough he becomes a Metro City hometown hero thanks to Hagar publicly honoring him and Guy for their efforts to save Jessica and the city. It is much like how the legendary Terry Bogard was for South Town after defeating Geese Howard.
Sometime later Mad Gear come back for more and what better way to show that they are back than by kidnapping Jessica again. Seeing this as his chance to redeem himself as a true hero for the woman he loves, and live up to what Jessica thinks of him, Cody goes and tries to rescue her but sadly Poison has him set up. Poison actually had a crush on Cody but he didn't return her feelings and as we all know: hell hath no fury than a woman scorned. Only in this case its not actually a woman but a transvestite man who got a sex change. But you get picture, right? Using her own crimes to frame Cody, Poison gets her vengeance and just as Cody goes to the cemetery where Jessica was supposed to be but wasn't; Edi E. (the corrupt fat ass cop from the Final fight series) arrests him and Cody winds up in the slammers. And he was to remains there for years.
With such a twist in fate Cody, who honestly wanted to be a real hero for Jessica this time, is embittered to the point of self-loathing. Further embittering him is the fact that he is framed. His view towards everything changed and he became violent and cold and more distant from all those who once looked up to him. The awe that Metro City had for Cody subsided and was replaced with spite. Cody couldn't care less as he remained in the slammers. He even openly admitted that the only reason he went about opposing the Mad Gear was because he wanted to fight and nothing else.
Around this time, he breaks up with Jessica too, and with that shuns away his last connection to the world of loved ones and friends. Then onwards its just plain old ass kicking and Cody literally breaks out of his prison cell on many occasion (he can punch through walls) and goes around picking fights as always (don't you just love this guy?). What a punk. Be more original than a adrenaline junkie breaking down walls to bust some heads. For the next couple of years, all Cody was doing was breaks out of prison, winds up back there again and break out again. Cool. Finally a riot starts one day and Cody escapes, for good this time around. His fighting instinct, however, made him pick fights even when peace was restored in the city. [Note: Cody never picked fights with normal people or innocent people. He just fought bad ass sons of guns who were either looking for trouble, were dumb enough to be street fighting when Cody was around or were just doing something bad].
He runs into Rolento who offers him to join him in his quest for the ultimate society (or whatever) but Cody turns it down which ended with them fighting...and most probably Cody wiping the floor with him. [Note: I was mistaken when I said Cody had already beat Rolento. Cody took the short cut and went directly to the bay area to face Abigail. He didn't go through the industrial area. Probably Guy or Hagar took care of Rolento.]
While walking around doing nothing in particular, he and Guy come across each other again where Guy asks Cody to help him destroy the Psycho drives. Cody turns it down at which Guy is disgusted and disappointed over how far his friend has fallen. Guy would later enters Bison's base but is overwhelmed with the resistance he's getting from the dolls. Cody then helps Guy and knocks out all the dolls with a rapid succession of combos. Before they can stop Bison and destroy the psycho drives, however, Guile, Charlie and Chunli had already beaten them to it by planted bombs on the Psycho Drives. Bailing out in the nick of time, Guy and Cody save themselves. Keep in mind that Guy WAS at the base and that is where he found Rose so it is possible that the above happened. Besides Cody's ending takes place in the same place Guy's ending takes place. So he must have faced that resistance from the dolls as they are the ones who guard the place along with the other guards and so Cody DID come and save his ass.]
As they talk about old times, Guy again reminds Cody of his heroic days but Cody said the same thing: he was faking the hero act and was in fact just a junkie. Guy, however, made him realize that he fought on the good-guy side and could have chosen to assist the bad guys if what he is saying is true. Cody could have always beaten up normal, innocent people if he really wanted to JUST fight...but he didn't and always fought the bad guys. This sparked off Cody's epiphany and he realizes that he was indeed a hero. However, he remains emotionally unchanged overall. He walks away saying it was fun kicking the bad guys' asses together again just like back in the Final Fight days. As Guy watches Cody walk away he realizes that the dormant hero inside Cody, the Cody everyone knew, had been redeemed and even though Cody himself rejected this notion, he and everyone realized that Cody was indeed a HERO. Guy then wanted to know if Cody wanted to go back to Metro city, Cody replies when the time would be right.
Some years later, Cody is eventually is set free. Over the years he has learnt to contain his fighting zeal and now fights only when provoked (keep in mind though that Cody is really hot headed so he'll probably wind up kicking your ass if you do or say something stupid--Just ask Abigail. For more on this Abigail incident read Cody's interesting facts here). Now he trains his younger brother Kyle and together they keep the Metro City clean and thug-free. Over the course of time as Cody reaches/passes his prime, he suffers from arthritis. All those years of fighting finally take a toll on his body leaving him no option but to train his younger brother as his knees have given way...which means the punches no longer have the power they would before (for those who don't know). He becomes Kyle's "corner man" and helps the inexperienced and unpolished Kyle gain experience and become a better fighter. Cody and Kyle resort to "training" in the usual pit fights that happen around Metro City. Kyle shows progress and his "natural" ability.
However, no one knew that deep down Cody wanted to fight so badly that he had reached a point where he didn't even care about the cost. During one of Kyle's fights Cody disappears for a while and while coming back to meet Kyle, is ambushed. Once Kyle is knocked out Cody is given no alternative but go along with the bad guys as they threaten to kill Kyle. I've finally gotten the details as to what happens in Final Fight: streetwise. All of the following is canon as far as I know. I could be wrong though and I still have a lot of cross referring to do. But thus far, this is what happens:
Cody starts taking the drugs and starts fighting in the pits again. He is over the moon when he realizes he can fight freely again and given his caliber as a fighter and the steroid like effects of "glow", Cody starts winning big time. However Vito, who was the one managing these fights in the Italian part of Metro City, realizes that Cody is 'dirty' and so kicks him out. Cody in the mean time already starts losing his sanity because of the side effects of glow and already the changes in his features are apparent with having glowing green eyes and hulking up. Being an addictive drug, Cody winds up taking more and more of the drug till he goes out of control and too dangerous to be free.
Guy, who is running the Japan part of South Town, eventually finds Cody and with the help of his "gang" members captures the mentally unsteady Cody. Cody's last stint in jail was actually because of Guy. Cody took the fall for a crime Guy was a part of (this is the reason why Guy had been missing from the Bushin world. For a reason never stated, he too changed and fell as a warrior and became a crook. However, he does protect to keep the city peaceful with the help of his gang and is overall respected in Metro City...not just as one of it's best fighters but also otherwise). Cody takes the fall for Guy as he didn't want Guy to be disgraced. Back to the story, guy locks Cody up and later after a series of erroneous fights with Kyle on the basis of misunderstanding and over cockiness from Kyle (that ended with Kyle shitting in his pants when Guy shows him his power and speed) Guy shows the deranged Cody to Kyle. Kyle is shocked beyond belief and immediately sets out to destroy those who did this to his brother. Cody meanwhile goes out of control and becomes too strong to hold back. He breaks free and disappears.
Later as Kyle faces Bella (who is actually Belger's brother) on top of the church. Bella introduces his final and toughest member of "The Four Horsemen", Death. To Kyle's shock it turns out to be Cody who is now completely under the effects of glow. Hulked up, mindless and full of brute power 'Cody Death' attacks Kyle. Kyle tries to talk sense into Cody, but seeing that it is fruitless, starts fighting 'Cody Death'. He eventually gains the upper hand only for Cody Death to come back even stronger.
Cody and Kyle continue to fight but eventually Cody Death, despite the effects of the drug, starts remembering Kyle and winds up in a mental conflict. Kyle takes this opportunity to knock Cody Death out and then goes after Bella. 'Cody Death' comes to eventually and attacks Kyle again but again the mental struggle continues in him. In the fray, Cody Death gets shot by Bella as he fights Kyle. Pissed, Kyle attacks Bella but is having a hard time since Bella fights with a sword and a machine gun. Out of the blue, Cody Death emerges and charges Bella and tackles him. They both fall down from the high roof of the church (i guess Cody has a thing for sending the Belger brothers off tall places, lol). Cody Death, wounded, shot, beaten up and now the fall, is unconscious. Bella comes to and crawls towards his gun so as to end Cody's life and get revenge for what Cody did to his brother. However, before he can pick it up, Kyle picks it up and shoots him in the head.
Later Cody and Kyle are both in the hospital. Vanessa, Kyle's err...special someone, comes to visit them later on and Kyle recovers but Cody is still in the hospital. Cody actually fights off the effects of the drug better than anyone else and is in fact back to normal. What is more, Cody's knees feel better than ever and he can't wait to kick some ass...and neither can we. Go Cody!
That pic of Cody is from Final Fight Streetwise man. Also Sado22, don't forget to include the time in Final Fight One when Cody was dreaming of himself being back in Metro City again(I think that one counts since it's Cody's thread).
Also, here's another pic of Cody punching through a wall:
Here are Cody's win quotes from Street Fighter Alpha 3 as well:
After waiting so long, it feels good to do more than two moves!
C'mon! Stand up! Don't let me down!
I don't care if your human, beast, or car!I'll take you on!
I saved a city, saved a girl, but couldn't save myself...
I've got a lot of time on my hands how about a rematch?
Just remember!! This could happen to you again! And again!!
The world is full of bad guys! I have so much work ahead of me!
With so much riding on my fists, this will not be my final fight!