Jeffry McWild in Virtua Fighter 5
|Birthday||February 20, 1957|
|Voice Actor||Unknown (VF1-VF2)|
Ryan Drees (since VF3)
Keiko Sakai (VF5 CR)
Ryuzaburo Otomo (anime (Japanese))
Boise Holmes (anime (English))
Jeffry McWild (ジェフリー・マクワイルド, Jefurī Makuwairudo) (born February 20, 1957) is a fisherman who mastered Pankration on his own. Jeffry will stop at nothing to defeat his rival of many years, the dreaded Satan Shark. He is of Australian Aboriginal descent.
A fisherman on the Australian coast, he lived in the salty tang of the tides and the hot sun. The most skillful fisherman of his village, he has an engaging personality. He was bested by only one opponent: the giant, eight-meter long, human-eating "Satan Shark". They fought several battles, and finally met in their ultimate match. Jeffry was routed and his boat wrecked, but he somehow managed to recover as he hovered on the verge of death. He entered the World Fighting Tournament with a vow to build a new boat and do battle with the shark again.
Virtua Fighter 2
Using prize money from the last tournament he built a new boat. But once again he lost his boat during the most ferocious battle with the Satan Shark yet. Once again, he is participating in the Tournament to earn him the prize money to rebuild his boat.
Virtua Fighter 3
After losing to Pai in the first round of the tournament, Jeffry returned to Australia empty-handed. Jeffry was forced to attempt to rebuild his old, destroyed fishing boat (smashed by the legendary shark he is constantly hunting). Now, plagued by debts and running out of money quickly, Jeffry has no choice but to enter the tournament once again.
Virtua Fighter 4
After the 3rd world tournament, Jeffry finally has some cash to build his boat. However, with the boat completed, Jeffry finds out that the Satan Shark has mysteriously disappeared. Unable to find the Satan Shark, Jeffry starts asking the other fishermen. He was then told the location of where it was last seen. Even though he now had the location of the shark's new hunting ground, he was still unable to find it. When he hears of the 4th world tournament, he decides to join in hope of winning cash just so he can afford a sonar device to hunt for the shark.
Virtua Fighter 5
Jeffry had entered the Fourth World Fighting Tournament to raise funds to buy a fishing research vessel with high-end radar, but when he returned home, he heard from the local fishermen that the Devil Shark had been captured by Judgement 6.
Upon learning of his rival's capture, Jeffry couldn't believe his ears ("I'm the only one who can defeat the Devil Shark! No one else can touch him! No one!"). Driven by his obsession, Jeffry tried to find out everything he could about J6, but even after spending all of his prize money from the tournament, all he learned was that J6 was the organisation behind the tournament itself. Unsure of what do next, Jeffry's next move is decided for him when he receives an invitation to the fifth tournament.
Virtua Fighter Kids
In Virtua Fighter Kids, Jeffry is depicted as 6 to 8 years old who enjoys fishing, the Satan Shark is his nemesis.
Jeffry appeared with the entire Virtua Fighter 2 cast in the Sega Saturn game Fighters Megamix.
All Japan Pro Wrestling/Giant Gram
Jeffry appeared alongside Wolf in All Japan Pro Wrestling featuring Virtua for arcade and Sega Saturn. Both also appeared in the Dreamcast sequel, Giant Gram, with Kage-Maru as an unlockable character. Jeffry's entrance music was his Virtua Fighter 3 theme.
Virtua Fighter Anime
Jeffry in the anime, just like his game counterpart, wants to catch the giant Satan Shark, he owns an island, where he lives here along with his wife and his sons (characters who do not appear in the games), but Rafale Company wants to have their hands on the island to make their experiments there. So, a group of mercenary soldiers, sent by Rafale Company, leaded by Colonel Jack Moreno (which in the 2nd season helps Lion and his friends to fight against Oni-Maru) tries to force Jeffry to sell his own island, for a new boat.
However, Jeffry wants to protect his island at any costs, even without a new boat, and with Akira (which got saved by Jimmy Gates, Leader of the Koenkan of America, after the explosion of the Underground Casino) they defeat Moreno and his army. He also imagines all his opponents as the Satan Shark, to fight better. He is voiced by Ryuzaburo Otomo in Japanese and Boise Holmes in English.
- Jeffry's main rival is the Satan Shark who he is seen fighting with in the Virtua Fighter 3 CG Movie and his ending movie in Virtua Fighter Kids. In the latter, he saves a group of talking flowers from the shark, who gratefully thank him.
- Before the appearance of Taka-Arashi in Virtua Fighter 3; Jeffry was the largest character in the roster.
- On the expert track in Daytona USA, a statue can be seen in the Sea Side Galaxy Speedway with the name "Jeffry" on it.
- An early bio of Jeffry was discovered in November of 2016 in the first Virtua Fighter game. According to the bio, Jeffry's first and last name was going to be Willie Roberts and his blood type was O instead of A.
- I'll be celebrating tonight!
- This is where you fall down!
- This'll hurt you more than it hurts me!
- I'll take you down and take your name! (VF5FS)
- Come on!
- Get away!
- Take that!
- Behold my physique! (VF5, VF5R)
- Now that's mariner's power!
- Try training next time! Ha ha ha!
- I'm the world's strongest! (VF5FS)
- You're an eyesore. Get outta my sight! -w/ Saber
- Ha ha ha! Hey! You aren't dead, are you? -w/ Trophy Fish
- I'm the world's strongest! -w/ Flag
- Don't cross a man of the sea! -w/ Trident, Ball
- This can't be true! No! No! No, no! Think again!
- My next adversary is waiting for me. (VF2)
- You and I aren't finished yet. I want a rematch! (VF2)
- I'm more than ready!
- ↑ http://virtuafighter.com/vf4/jeffry/
- ↑ http://vert-x.tripod.com/jeffry.html
- ↑ https://tcrf.net/Virtua_Fighter_(Arcade)#Unused_Character_Bios
|Virtua Fighter Series|
|Main Series||Virtua Fighter (Remix) • 2 • 3 • 4 (Evolution, Final Tuned) • 5 (R, Final Showdown)|
|Related Games||Virtua Fighter Animation • Virtua Fighter Kids • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series • GG Portrait • Fighters Megamix • Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary • Virtua Quest|
|Characters||Akira Yuki • Pai Chan • Lau Chan • Wolf Hawkfield • Jeffry McWild • Kage-Maru • Sarah Bryant • Jacky Bryant • Dural • Siba • Shun Di • Lion Rafale • Aoi Umenokoji • Taka‑Arashi • Lei‑Fei • Vanessa Lewis • Brad Burns • Goh Hinogami • Eileen • El Blaze • Jean Kujo|
|Other Media||Virtua Fighter (comic book) • Virtua Fighter (anime)|