His trademark yell (うおおおおおおおおおおおお！！！, "Uoooooooh!!!") during Savage Reign's intro made him a cult favorite amongst Japanese fans. This same shout was used during the audition for Hayate's new voice actor in The King of Fighters XI.
As the lone practitioner of his fighting style, Hayate is determined to show its might to anyone who bears witness. He hopes to one day become a true master, training non-stop and vigorously.
He is a dedicated warrior who is a bit behind on the times. His loud voice makes him unintentionally rude to others, which unfortunately gets him into a lot of fights.
- Energy Attacks - Hayate can infuse his weapon, punches and kicks with ki energy.
- Multiply Weapon - Hayate can create two energy copies of his boomerang.
He fights with Fu'un Ken, his own martial art which combines Karate with use of a boomerang.
- Cha-Cha-Cha - Savage Reign, The King of Fighters XI
- Samurai Shodown V - cameo in Kyoshiro's ending
- Samurai Shodown VI - cameo in Kyoshiro's ending
- The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match - background cameo in the Neo Geo World stage
- Days of Memories (second title) - cameo in Mature's CG set
- The King of Fighters XIII - in the Dojo stage
Savage Reign artwork
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Kizuna Encounter artwork