Mai Shiranui (不知火 舞 Shiranui Mai) is a player character in both the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series of fighting games by SNK and in other media of these franchises, having also appeared in numerous other games since her debut in the 1993's Fatal Fury 2.
In the games, Mai is a modern female ninja and the granddaughter of the ninjutsu master Hanzo Shiranui, with an ability to create and control fire. In her mind, Andy Bogard is her fiancé, but the relationship between the two is often ambiguous on the part of Andy. She is also a founding member of the King of Fighters tournament's Women Fighters Team.
The character became the main sex symbol of SNK, often being chosen to represent the company in the various crossover and spin-off titles. Mai is also widely regarded as one of the most popular and recognisable female characters of the fighting genre and video gaming in general, largely due to her sex appeal.