Mai Shiranui (不知火 舞, Shiranui Mai) is an SNK and King of Fighters character used by Gojiran103.
Mai Shiranui is the granddaughter of Hanzo Shiranui, master of ninjitsu and Koppo-ken. Mai learned from her father the secrets of Ninjitsu. She had met Andy Bogard, during this time, who had come to train under her grandfather. Mai then had to take alternate courses from her grandfather's friend, Jubei Yamada in ninjitsu.
Mai is a very cheerful and temperamental girl. She can tend to also be somewhat of an airhead and admires any kind beauty or attractiveness, which sometimes comes across as being vain. She also at times compares attractive boys who flirt with her (Forsay, like Kyo, Ryu, and a few others, as seen in SVC Chaos: SNK vs Capcom) or acknowledge her beauty to Andy, acknowledging their attractiveness but ending with a comment saying they're 'not as cute as Andy'.
Like many girls, she dreams to get married with her prince charming. She found that same Prince Charming in Andy and self-proclaimed herself his fiancé, which at times, have creeped out Andy himself, and Andy disagrees with this claim. However, Andy mutually does acknowledge her love, but prefers to keep quiet about it.
Mai is able to manipulate/control fire, creating it in thin air and such. She can also infuse her regular attacks with fire, and, like Kyo and Iori, is able to ignite her own body on fire. She's also able to channel flames from her clothes and weapons, has the ability of temporary flight (and control her attacks in the air), and has the Bushin ability, meaning that she can create shadow clones of herself.
Trained under her father, Mai specializes in the Shiranui-ryuu form of ninjutsu along with her control of Shiranui fire. Her style resembles normal ninjutsu with more graceful and majestic moves, somewhat in reference to traditional Japanese dance. She also uses paper fans as weapons, integrating them into her combat technique and using them to perform several combinations and moves. Her clothing, specifically, the tassle on her ninja garb, is also used to attack the opponent.
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- Although her peppy fighting persona suggests otherwise, Mai is actually a traditional and ideal Yamato Nadeshiko (Japanese beauty). However, her pride as a Shiranui ninja and infatuation with Andy usually keeps her from fitting the mold 100% of the time.