Cody is one of the main characters of the original Final Fight, eventually appearing in Street Fighter.
A street fighter and boyfriend of Jessica, Mike Haggar's daughter, he helps Haggar and Guy to fight the Mad Gear gang, which kidnapped Jessica and was terrorizing Metro City. Some time after Mad Gear's demise, Jessica was murdered and Cody was wrongfully framed for the crime, ending in jail. Cody now lives in jail, but whenever he gets bored he simply bursts out of jail and go street fighting any time he wants, returning to prison when his boredom is gone.
Cody is a 6-button character with a fair AI. In Gou-San's version, there are three modes of Cody: Normal, Dark Blade and Shin. Dark Blade is a stronger version of the Normal mode, but has a lower Defence, and Shin mode is a weaker version of the Normal mode, but has a higher Defence. Each mode has their own exclusive Specials and Hypers, which can be found below.
To start out on Dark Blade mode, select him with Start + Punch, and to start out on Shin mode, select him with Start + Kick. If you want to change the mode during the game, do the combination F, DF, D, DB, B, X or A/Y or B/Z or C, depending on which mode you would like to select (X/A=Normal, Y/B=Dark Blade, Z/C=Shin).
Hovering the mouse cursor over the Command Input icons will display text that refers to the inputs set in M.U.G.E.N's Key Config.
Icons encased in square brackets [ ] require the respective button(s) to be held down. Hovering the mouse cursor over the icon displays the hold duration if applicable.