Gary "Buster" Holmes (ゲーリー・バスター・ホームズ, Gērī Basutā Hōmuzu) is the former champion of the Coliseum, notorious for being undefeated until he fights Kiryu. He also works as a bodyguard for The Florist within the Underground Coliseum (or "Purgatory" in the English Dub).
Gary is an American wrestling champion who, in search of a challenge, travelled to Japan to participate in the Underground Coliseum tournaments hosted by the Florist of Sai. He quickly became the arena's champion and, enraptured by the thrill of competing in these tournaments, he relocated to Japan full-time and became the Florist's personal bodyguard.
Gary only wears forest camo pants, and a pair of black medium-length boots. He also wears a Majima Construction hard hat in his appearances in Yakuza 2 and Yakuza 4.
Yakuza/Yakuza Kiwami Edit
Gary is introduced in Chapter 5, serving as the third and final rival that Kiryu has to fight. He was undefeated for three years, until Kiryu defeated him.
Yakuza 2/Yakuza Kiwami 2 Edit
During the second game (and its remake), Gary works as a builder for Majima Construction and he continues to fight in the Underground Coliseum.
Yakuza 4 Edit
In 2010, Gary is still working for Majima on the Kamurocho Hills project during Yakuza 4. After Kiryu returns to Kamurocho during the game's events, Gary decides to challenge Kiryu to one last fight. Kiryu comments that his understanding of Japanese is still terrible.
Yakuza: Dead Souls Edit
Gary serves a military instructor during the Kamurocho Zombie Apocalypse as he reveals he has Extensive Combat Training in Firearms and helps the Cast in Training in Combat.
Gary Holmes can be used as a member of Majima Construction:
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Yakuza Kiwami biographyEdit
The undefeated coliseum champion for three years.
Though his fighting style is wrestling, he employs various techniques to deal with any foe, allowing him to rule the bare-fisted regulation grand prix.
He is also the bodyguard of the tournament sponsor, the Florist, and the two share an umbreakable bond.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 biographyEdit
Former champion considered to be the undefeated king of underground fighting. He fought Kiryu a year ago and lost for the first time. Now he seeks revenge.
- Gary speaks Japanese fluently but his pronunciation is very flawed.