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The King of Fighters series contains many characters, some of which are from other SNK fighting games, and some of which have appeared in other games. This is a list of characters that have appeared in a fighting capacity since its original incarnation in 1994.

Cast Creation and InfluencesEdit

In an interview with veteran developers, they say that their prototype version for KOF was going to be a side-scrolling beat 'em up titled, Survivor. In this version, it would only use core characters from the Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury series, specifically allowing players to play Robert Garcia and Terry Bogard for location testing. However, the idea was scrapped after the debut of Capcom's game with similar gameplay, Final Fight. Since they were attached to the idea of the two series cross-over, they eventually agreed to make their idea into a fighting game. Characters from Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier games were also added in spirit of other gaming genres considered for their final product.[1]

Flagship director, Toyohisa Tanabe, asserts that the Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury fighters were added specifically for adults. The newer KoF characters -especially for the first game- were aimed to appeal to younger and newer audiences. He adds that every original character for the series is added based on the developers' strong desire to make one. For example, he agreed to include characters such as Benimaru and Chang to add an off-beat variety to the cast, which he previously deemed to be too serious before. Later in the series, their approach to creating their characters altered slightly to also serve as a type of fan service, which he refers to as a collaborative effort between fans and the staff.[2]

Several characters that appear in the series are parodies or homages to either anime, manga, actors, films or television shows that the creators are interested in.[2] Noticeable examples are K9999 and Zero. Characters are sometimes added at the seiyū's convenience or to fill in gaps that occur for each installment's story; this happens with Duck King in The King of Fighters XI[3] and Ryuji Yamazaki in The King of Fighters '97.[4]

Sub Lists Edit

Storyline specificEdit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters

Characters: Chris, Goenitz, Magaki, Mukai, Orochi, Shermie, Shion, Yashiro

Main article: List of NESTS agents

Characters: Angel, Igniz, K9999, Krizalid, Original Zero, Zero

Separate continuityEdit

Main article: List of KOF: Maximum Impact characters

KOF: Maximum Impact is a series that occurs in a separate continuity from the main games.

Main article: List of The King of Fighters EX characters

The King of Fighters EX is a series that occurs in a separate continuity from the main games.

Characters Edit

Adelheid Bernstein Edit

Main article: Adelheid Bernstein


Andy Bogard Edit

Main article: Andy Bogard

Angel Edit

Main article: Angel (The King of Fighters)

Ash Crimson Edit

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Athena Asamiya Edit

Main article: Athena Asamiya

Bao Edit

Main article: Bao

Benimaru Nikaido Edit

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Template:Nihongo debuted as one of the members of the "Japan Team" during the Orochi Saga (also composed with Kyo Kusanagi and Goro Daimon). He forms his own team dubbed the "Benimaru Team" in 2000. Benimaru is born of half-Japanese and American descent, and wears a waist-length sleeveless top with matching jeans/pants. In his later appearances, his top is shorter, exposing his abs. His top is plain black (with short sleeves from '98 to 2002), until it changes to a leopard spot motif in The King of Fighters 2003 and beyond. His straight hair during fights stays up due to a rather exaggerated case of electrostatics. He also appears playable in Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 and Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001.

He was loosely based on the character Polnareff from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, right down to his outfit in The King of Fighters '94 and The King of Fighters '95. Even after Benimaru's name was decided on, the game developers continued to refer to him as Polnareff. Additionally, his taunt in The King of Fighters XI mirrors Polnareff's stature from the manga. His vocal performance was initially deemed by his original designer to have nothing to do with the character's original image.[5]

Benimaru, while sometimes outspoken and flamboyant, means business in battle since he's very proud of his skills and doesn't want anyone to look down on him for his good looks. He also likes to say English quotes upon winning a battle. He also respects ladies, as shown with a special introduction pose before engaging in battle with a female opponent. Even though he tends to be more than a flighty flirt, when it comes to certain things (along with seeming as if he has an indecisive mind), Benimaru in fact has a heart of gold, his loyalty and respect can go a long way and even behind the American exterior he still holds close the Japanese personality traits.

His fighting technique specializes in shooting techniques and electricity. His character also pays homage to the Tatsunoko character, Hurricane Polymar. The attacks Shinkuu Katategoma, Handou Sandan Geri and Gen'ei Hurricane take their names and functions directly from the aforementioned character.

Due to the particular pitch in his voice, some fans have voiced question to Benimaru's sexuality to developers, to which they respond, "It's not what you think. (Not that there's anything wrong with that)." In Gamest's 1997 Heroes Collection, Benimaru was voted as the staff's thirteenth favorite character. He tied the spot with Samurai Shodown character, Hisame Shizumaru.[6] Template:-

Billy Kane Edit

Main article: Billy Kane

Blue Mary Edit

Main article: Blue Mary

B. Jenet Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#B. Jenet

Brian Battler Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is one of the members of the American Sports Team in The King of Fighters '94. He was supposed to come from an earlier SNK game, Football Frenzy. Early designs of Brian depicted him in more traditional football player fashion, but his final design left him without a helmet and a more "casual" uniform. This was done to make him not look exactly like the character Johnny Maximum in the World Heroes series.

Despite being named MVP of the year,[7] he had a violent behavior and only found pleasure in tackling his opponents. He was asked by Heavy D! to fill in the missing spot to the three man team, to which he agreed. In their non-canonical team ending of the King of Fighters '94 tournament, Brian claimed he was going to return to playing football for his fans. A running gag seems to exist with the USA Sports team, where they will receive invitations to that year's KOF tournament, only to be beaten senseless and have their invitations stolen from them by another team. This happened to them in 1995, 1997, and 2000 (with Iori's Team -1995-, the New Faces Team -1997-, and Vanessa, Ramon, and Seth -2000- being the respective culprits), and to Lucky Glauber in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum (with Shermie being the assailant). Template:-

Candy Diamond Edit

Template:General CVG character Candy first appeared as Kula's starting striker in The King of Fighters 2000. Template:-

Chang Koehan Edit

Template:General CVG character Chang Koehan (Korean: Template:Lang, Japanese: Template:Lang Chan Kōhan), is one of the reoccurring members of the Korean Team in the series. In Korean, 'Koehan' means "giant man", although the more common and generic term for a giant is 'Guh-in' (Korean: 거인). He is one of the many characters in the series to fight with a weapon, a ball and chain. He also appears as a playable character in Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001, using Choi as his unplayable partner.

He was once a feared and violent criminal in Korea. He was spotted by Kim from a prison's surveillance footage and he wanted to use Chang's strength "for justice". Though Chang easily broke out of prison, he was caught by Kim and forced to undergo Kim's "Rehabilitation project" in KOF.[8] During this time, he befriends a fellow convict who was also caught by Kim, Choi Bounge. Together, they initially schemed for ways of escape but they eventually mellow out and enjoy their companions' company -with protests saying otherwise.[9] Because both him and Choi convinced Kim to join the Garou Team in The King of Fighters XI, they appear in the Garou Team's ending celebrating with them at the PaoPao Cafe.

Smart Chang, an alternate Striker featured in The King of Fighters 2000, is a well-built and younger looking version of him. Template:-

Chin Gentsai Edit

Template:General CVG character Chin Gentsai (鎮元斎) is one of the original members of the Psycho Soldier Team, which first appeared in The King of Fighters '94. His character's age and fighting style were considered to be essential for the series when developers were selecting fighters for the roster.[10]

He is the elderly mentor to Athena Asamiya, Sie Kensou, and Bao, instructing them to better harness their psychic powers (or Psycho Powers as it is dubbed by SNK) in the mountains of China. Chin teaches them in preparations for "the worst case scenario of oncoming evil"[11] and uses the tournaments as a way of training his disciples. Things take a turn for the worse with the introduction of the Dragon Spirit between Bao and Kensuo, with Chin having suspicions on the cause of its emergence. He pulls the team out of competition in 2003 to observe the matter throughly, asking K' and Maxima to investigate the tournament in his place for activity.[12] During the year of the team's absence, he extensively trains Kensou's budding psycho powers -which were regained mysteriously after 2001-[13] to be normal again. Template:-

Chizuru Kagura Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Chizuru Kagura

Chris Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Chris

Choi Bounge Edit

Template:General CVG character Choi Bounge (Korean: Template:Lang, Japanese: Template:Lang Choi Bonge) is one of the original members of the Korean Team, along with Chang Koehan and Kim Kaphwan. In Korean, 'Bounge' (more appropriately spelled and pronounced as 'Bungeh') means 'lightning'. He is one of the many fighters in the series who fights with a weapon; his weapons are dual leather-gloved claws. His original costume was changed at the last minute to avoid distinct similarities with horror film character, Freddy Krueger.[14] He speaks with a playful theatrical accent, often ending his sentences with "-de yansu". He also has his own character image song, entitled Choi Bounge Ondo, which is played briefly during his entrances in The King of Fighters '98.[15] He appears alongside Chang as a unplayable command character in Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 and becomes playable in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos.

He was a late-night predator who chanced to have stalked on Kim during one of his nightly walks. After he was bested by his prey, Choi was forced by Kim to undergo his "Rehabilitation project", in hopes of using the criminal's skills not "in the name of evil."[8] During this time, he also met and befriended fellow criminal, Chang Koehan. Since then, the two have attempted to escape from Kim's training with little success, stressed often to the point of comic relief.[16] The situation hasn't gotten any more lenient with the arrival of Jhun Hoon, who shares Kim's overzealous passion for justice and rehabilitation.

Cool Choi, an alternate Striker featured in The King of Fighters 2000, is a taller and darker version of him. Template:-

Clark Still Edit

Main article: Clark Still

Diana Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is a character who was introduced in The King of Fighters 2000. Aside from assisting and appearing along side Kula, she appears as Maxima's Maniac Striker in The King of Fighters 2000. Template:-

Duck King Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#Duck King

Duo Lon Edit

Template:General CVG character Duo Lon (Chinese: 堕瓏; Pinyin: Duòlóng; Japanese: デュオロン Dyuoron) is a video game character who made his first appearance in The King of Fighters 2003 as a member of the year's Hero Team. He is the first male character from The Flying Brigands to resemble a "handsome" man and the first to sport an ornate design. His overall look was based on anime title character, Vampire Hunter D.[17]

He is a member of the assassin group, the Flying Brigands, -or Template:Nihongo Clan in Japanese- and the half-brother to Xiao Lon. He is an acquaintance of Ash Crimson and Shen Woo. Hoping to hunt down the clan's traitor, Ron, he agrees to enter the tournament with them. However, after discovering Ash's true objectives, he teams up with Elisabeth Blanctorche and Benimaru Nikaido.

Information on Duo Lon's design graphy revealed he is one of the nine children of Ron, an assassin who chased after his own father.[18] The design information also pointed out that he is said to be the strongest warrior of the Hizoku clan, a silent guy with rather forgiving nature. Falcoon's one-paged official comic, titled "Assassin Night", features Duo Lon on a mission to assassinate one of the guests at a formal social party. The other "Four Devas" of the Brigands (Luan, Chat and Sai) are also in this story. Template:-

Eiji Kisaragi Edit

Main article: Eiji Kisaragi

Elisabeth BlanctorcheEdit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is one of three original characters debuting in The King of Fighters XI. Her initial character concept was to be the rival to Ash though developers decided to change her importance into a "leading lady" character. Her earlier design resembled a tougher modern-day equestrian including a short whip -instead of her final weapon as a magic wand with whip-like motions. Developers also describe her fighting style as "orthodox with subtle tricks [to it]" despite her minimal moveset.[19] She also appears in the ONA promotional series The King of Fighters: Another Day.

She initially invites Benimaru and Duo Lon to France to reveal that she knows of the betrayal of Ron, the burning of the Hizoku village, and Ash Crimson's theft of Chizuru Kagura's mirror. They form the Rival Team, and she eventually reveals her acquaintance with Ash, whom she scolds for seeming to forsake their mission. Template:-

Foxy Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo first appears as one of Kula's alternative strikers in The King of Fighters 2000. She becomes playable in The King of Fighters 2001 as a member of the NESTS team. She ties her hair with the flag of the NESTS organization. She is considered a tribute to Cutey Honey for the following reasons: her sword is very similar, the manner she dresses, her ability to change from outfits in a flash, and her fighting styleTemplate:Fact. She was originally not planned to be playable and was going to enter the series roster with Diana though time constraints prevented the latter from happening. Although she appears to be mortally wounded during her team's scenario, developers assure players that Foxy is still alive and well.[20]

She is a loyal agent of NESTS who was ordered with her college, Diana, to supervise the product of the Anti-K' project: Kula Diamond. They were dispatched to eliminate the rogue agent, Zero, as he was considered a burden to their organization. After their success, Foxy was ordered by her supervisors to enter the next tournament with Kula and two other untrusted agents, K9999 and Angel.[21] After she discovers that the original president of NESTS was murdered by Igniz, she stops her loyalties to the NESTS cartel and joins Diana in becoming an independent party.

She is widely considered to be one of the top tier characters during her playable debut.Template:Fact Template:-

Gato Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#Gato

Geese Howard Edit

Main article: Geese Howard

Goenitz Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Goenitz

Goro Daimon Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is a character who debuted as a member to the Hero Team in The King of Fighters '94, along with Kyo Kusanagi and Benimaru Nikaido. His character was created to add a practitioner of Judo to the cast and many elements from his original designs, such as his geta and his victory cries, remained for his final look.[22] In The King of Fighters '97, the Orochi form of Yashiro Nanakase became his elemental rival, as both men share the ability to manipulate earth.[23]

Daimon is a former gold medalist of Judo and a mentor to his own dojo. In 1994, he participated in a tournament to determine the fighters who would represent Japan's team for the year's King of Fighters tournament. He loses to Kyo in the preliminary rounds but was chosen as one of the three members for his country.[24] He continues to team with Kyo and Benimaru and becomes friends with them as the years pass. After the climax of The King of Fighters '97, Goro retires from being a fighter and returns to the Judo circuit representing Japan.[25] During his retirement from the tournaments, he married and fathered a son named Daigoro. He returns as a fighter in his later appearances due to either Kyo or Benimaru's requests.

Daimon always seems to have a very serious expression, and grunts a lot. However, he has a very warm heart, as he always takes his time to co-exist with nature and encounter himself there. He also likes to teach youngsters about Judo in his free time. He also takes his time to serve as an adviser and as a mediator between Kyo and Benimaru. Template:-

Heavy D! Edit

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Template:Nihongo is a character who first appeared in The King of Fighters '94 as the leader to the American Sports Team. He was added to the series in spirit of other boxing characters popular at the time and gained his tall stature to separate himself from the rest of the cast.[26]

Being a famous boxer, but removed from regular competition due to once having nearly killed an opponent in the ring, Heavy receives an invitation to the KOF '94 tournament, forming a team with Lucky Glauber and Brian Battler.[7] After the tournament ends, Heavy D! decides to tag along with Lucky and continue to look for fights all around the world, as he claims he can "live only in battles". Like the other members in his team, his invitation is stolen by other teams as a series' running gag. Template:-

Heidern Edit

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Template:Nihongo is a character best known as a fighter in The King of Fighters series though he originated from an older SNK title, Ikari III: The Rescue, appearing during the game's cutscenes. He debuted as a playable character in The King of Fighters '94 in the Brazil Team (later known as the Ikari Team), along with Ralf and Clark. He was conceptualized to be a "cold-blooded killing machine", but his designer grew attached to Heidern and gave him a tragic past.[27]

While he may be intimidating in appearance, Heidern is actually a calm individual who deeply cares for his subordinates. Heidern is the commander of the Ikari Warriors, and issues commands to his adopted daughter Leona Heidern and his best soldiers Clark Still, Whip, and Ralf Jones; and is also known as the "General of the soldiers of Fortune". He is the master of his own brutal self-made martial art, involving cutting with the use of bladed gloves, which seem to conceal explosives and a form of energy generator (used for his signature attack, Storm Bringer, which is a reference to the infamous Stormbringer sword).

In 1986 (eight years prior to The King of Fighters '94 tournament), Rugal Bernstein kidnapped Heidern's wife, Sandra, and daughter, Clara, and challenged him to try and take them back from him. Heidern had no choice but to take the bait, and he and his men directly assaulted Rugal at his Blacknoah. Rugal killed all of Heidern's men by himself, saving Heidern for last. Before Rugal could finish him off, Heidern's family intervened, and sacrificed themselves to save him. The incident left Heidern alone, and missing an eye. After that, Heidern's only mission was to get his revenge.

He found Leona, as the last survivor of a destroyed village, during a mission deep in an unknown jungle. He asked her many questions, but Leona remained unresponsive. Realizing it was useless to try and ask her anything more, Heidern decided to keep her at the base for the time being, until he could send her to an orphanage. However, when Heidern came back from a mission, he saw Leona slash a tree to the ground with her hands. Surprised at this display of power, Heidern thought it would be better for the girl to stay with him and train as a soldier. Immediately, Leona began her training under Heidern's orders. She learned all of Heidern's techniques, due to her incredible ability to cut with her hands. Heidern was surprised at how much Leona progressed; she seemed predisposed towards fighting. After he had re-established his team, the Ikari Warriors, he went after Rugal to get his revenge. Beginning in The King of Fighters '96, he assigns Leona to take his place in the tournaments while he issues orders from the sidelines. He continues to play a major part in one of the series' subplots. Template:-

Hinako Shijou Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is an original character who was first introduced as a member of the Women Team in The King of Fighters 2000. She was originally modeled after manga title character, Jarinko Chie, who is a brash young women that fights with sumo moves. After designer's protests, her character was radically changed to instead be a naive but warm-hearted high school girl in nobility.[28] She is also a character who became less popular than expected, perhaps due to the lack of female sumo wrestlers at the time.[29]

She attends in an all girl school and grew to value sumo's techniques after watching a professional match. Hoping to practice along with her classmates, she tries to create a female sumo club at her school but the idea fails to gain support. Once she hears about the Women Team auditioning for a member, Hinako enters and succeeds in proving her worth by defeating Yuri Sakazaki in a mock match.[30] She continues to appear for their team until The King of Fighters 2003 where she was asked to team with Athena Asamiya and Malin to form the "High School Girl" Team.

All of her moves are named after real sumo moves. Template:-

Hotaru Futaba Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#Hotaru Futaba

IgnizEdit

Main article: List of NESTS agents#Igniz

Iori Yagami Edit

Main article: Iori Yagami

Jhun Hoon Edit

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Jhun Hoon (Korean: Template:Lang, Japanese: Template:Lang Jon Fūn) is a reoccurring member of the Korean team after his debut in The King of Fighters '99. He is the friendly rival of Kim Kaphwan.

He has known Kim since childhood since they trained at the same dojo. They both became masters of separate, stylized aspects of Taekwondo and parted ways from one another. Upon a meeting with Kim, Jhun Hoon noticed the presence of Kim's new "Rehabilitation project" consisting of Chang Koehan and Choi Bounge. After seeing Kim's ethics and methods of training, Jhun Hoon decided that he would show him a more "efficient" (violent) way of management.[31] He continues to challenge Kim on his methods of enforcement and his skills as a fighter, to which they agree to work together during this time.

He is a perfectionist to his students and proud of his ideals of justice and Tae Kwon Do. Though strict and collected during fights and training, he is a moe and pop-star enthusiast during his free time. He particularly likes Athena Asamiya's performances and will lose face to get an autograph from her. The canon reason for his absence in The King of Fighters 2001 was due to his over enthusiasm for such a case where he broke his arm chasing an image of her.[32]

Jhun is a unique character because he can actively switch between three fighting stances, counting his starting one. The other two are called Hawk Style and Eagle Style, Jhun can even perform specials that are unique to these stances. An unused design of Jhun appears as a Striker named Kang Baedal in The King of Fighters 2000.[33] Template:-

Joe Higashi Edit

Main article: Joe Higashi

K' Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo[34] is a character who debuted as the leader of the Hero Team in The King of Fighters '99. He stars as the reluctant hero in the NESTS saga of the series, often letting his partner Maxima handle any social necessities in his stead. To contrast the previous protagonist of the series, K' was made to be the "dark hero".[35] He also appears as a playable character in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum.

The origins of both K′ and Maxima can be found in the Psikyo arcade game The Fallen Angels (Daraku Tenshi in Japan). This obscure 1998 release stars an emaciated goth in tight leather pants named Cool, along with a brawny, cybernetically enhanced police officer named Harry Ness. The man responsible for the design of both characters migrated to SNK shortly after The Fallen Angels was released, and elements of Cool and Harry Ness' design were used in the creation of K′ and Maxima. The end result is that K′ looks nearly identical to Cool. His namesake was taken from a clone character in the light novel, Blue Knight Beluzaga Monogatari, which is set in the same universe as the anime, Armored Trooper Votoms.[36] During the early phases of development of The King of Fighters '99, K′'s introduction to the series was meant to remove popular characters Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami from the roster -though this idea was scrapped in the game's release.[37]

K′ possesses what may very well be the oddest HDM in the game The King of Fighters 2002, the Crimson Star Ride has K′ slide forward a very short distance, and if he touches the opponent, he teleports behind them, angrily throws a "thumbs-down" (one of his winposes) and the opponent explodes in a ball of fire for considerable damage. This move returns in KOF: Maximum Impact 2, only working as a "reversal-type" super instead. K's Chain Drive super (now his LDM as of The King of Fighters 2003) undergoes an aesthetic change each game, but always works the same way with K' throwing his sunglasses at the opponent before rushing in with a powerful combination attack.

Another K′ (K′'s Another Striker in The King of Fighters 2000) is commonly believed and mistaken to be what K′ used to look like before he was injected with the DNA. Quoting from the KOF 10th Anniversary website, it was the final rendition of K′ outside of a last-minute hairstyle change.[38] Template:-

K9999 Edit

Main article: List of NESTS agents#K9999

Kasumi Todoh Edit

Main article: Kasumi Todoh

Kim Kaphwan Edit

Main article: Kim Kaphwan

King Edit

Main article: King (Art of Fighting)

Krizalid Edit

Main article: List of NESTS agents#Krizalid

Kula Diamond Edit

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File:Kula Diamond.jpg

Template:Nihongo first appeared in the series as the sub-boss in The King of Fighters 2000; she enters as a normal participant in her other appearances. Her original hair color is chestnut brown, but it changes to a light blue when she activates her powers. She's often seen with her companions, Diana, Foxy and Candy Diamond. She was designed to be the antagonistic foil to K', in an attempt to better develop characteristics of the NESTS cartel. She was specially made with attempts to depict a "14-year-old girl" with "appropriately girlish" gestures with help from newly hired female staff.[39]

She is a being created by NESTS[40] to exterminate the cartel's traitor, K'. She possesses the same design as K', with DNA altered to use ice powers instead. Despite the fact that their subject was a mindless puppet with no sign of emotions (aside from being an innocent young girl), the NESTS cartel was not willing to repeat the same mistake they made with K'. Therefore, NESTS created an android called Candy Diamond, who would monitor Kula's behavior and assure that Kula would accomplish her missions, providing assistance in battle if she was needed. NESTS also assigned two of their top agents (Diana and Foxy) to supervise and prevent any sort of betrayal by Kula.

She is often ordered by either Diana or Foxy to exterminate other traitors to NESTS -such as Zero or Igniz- but has been known to disobey her orders for the sake of others, such as the destruction of the Zero Cannon. After NESTS' destruction, she allies herself on friendly terms with her created target, K' and his companions, understanding that both their lives were ruined by NESTS. Whip affectionally refers to her as the "little sister" of the group.[41] Template:-

Kyo Kusanagi Edit

Main article: Kyo Kusanagi

Leona Edit

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Template:Nihongo is a character introduced in The King of Fighters '96 as the new member to the Ikari Team. Before production for her debut game began, developers wanted to create a suitable replacement for Heidern as a part of the game's overhaul. Leona was conceived to be an Orochi descendant by the time of her debut and her designers took special care to let their interests at the time reflect in her actions.[42] In an interview with one of the series designers, Shinkiro, he replies that Leona is his favorite original character in the series.[43] Leona is also a playable character in "Metal Slug Survivors" and "Metal Slug Soldiers" -both mobile games, the hand-held game SNK Gals' Fighters, and the crossover title SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium. Aside from the main body of the King of Fighters series, Leona is also featured in a one-shot chapter in the spin-off manga, The King of Fighters: Kyo[44] and has her own character image album.[45]

Leona is very quiet and does not like to talk much. She has a cold attitude, and, aside from Ralf, Whip, Clark and Commander Heidern, Leona does not talk to anyone. She seems fearless on the outside, but she is afraid of hurting her friends because of her Orochi blood. Leona hates the sight of blood (because of the massacre she caused as a youth), but when she fights, she always seems to get covered in it. She's often lonely, but knows that Ralf, Whip, and Clark are always behind her.

She shares several moves with her adoptive father, Heidern. The V-shaped slashmarks that appear at the end of her V-Slasher Desperation Move and Super DM are an homage to Choudenji Machine Voltes V -- the titular giant robot had an attack in which it made a V-shaped slash through the enemy, leaving a glowing V for a few dramatic moments before it is destroyed. Her Rebel Spark Desperation Move and Super Desperation Move where she plant a dynamite to her opponent then moving away from the opponent while making a pose, is actually a homage to Kamen Rider Black RX -- a Japanese tokusatsu show where the hero impale his enemy and proceed to do the same pose as sparks coming out from his opponent's belly and eventually explodes. Also, her jumping CD attack (Strong attack which knocks the opponent away using both the heavy punch/kick buttons.) resembles Kamen Rider Black's version of the Rider Kick, owing to the sudden, unexplained glow of reddish energy around her foot, and being performed while in the air.

While she is experiencing the Riot of The Blood, her hair turns pink and her eyes are white. She has the ability to move and jump faster than normal. She retains all of her moves, but can generally execute and recover from them quicker. Players can select this form of Leona through a special code in The King of Fighters '97. Though non canon, Leona has the power to transform into her Orochi form in The King of Fighters 2002 and The King of Fighters Neowave. Template:-

Lilly Kane Edit

Main article: Billy Kane#Lilly Kane

Lin Edit

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File:LinKOF2001.png

Lin (Chinese: 麟; Pinyin: Lín; Japanese: 麟 Rin) was one of the new characters introduced in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the Benimaru Team. He, along with the Flying Brigands subplot, was created without the entire staff's knowledge, leading to some developers being surprised by his team's ending.[46] Though he is no longer an active member in KOF, his story and character have not been abandoned.[47]

He is one of the "Four Devas" of the the assassination group, The Flying Brigands -or Template:Nihongo Clan in Japanese- which is apparently on the brink of ruin. He was enticed by the agent Seth to enter the King of Fighters tournament in order to find their clan's missing leader, Ron.[48] After learning that Ron had defected to NESTS, he tracks the activities of NESTS' renegades, K' and company, in hopes of finding his leader. He continues to search for Ron even after NESTS' destruction, presumably meaning to execute him.[49] For an unexplained reason, he appears next to Ron in the Psycho Soldier Team's ending in The King of Fighters XI.[18]

He is a master of the Poison Hand technique, which enables the user to turn their own blood into venom. Template:-

Li Xiangfei Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#Li Xiangfei

Lucky Glauber Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo first appeared in The King of Fighters '94 as a member of the American Sports Team. His prototype design was based on the character Hakim in the martial arts film, Game of Death. His current design exists due to the plainness of the original though his karate stayed as a remnant to his tribute.[50]

Lucky is a karate champion who is also a former professional basketball player who is asked by his friend, Heavy D!, to form a team with him in the King of Fighters tournament. Aside from his desire to help bolster his friend's confidence, Lucky joins the tournament to test his fighting ability.[7] In their ending, he says he'll continue street fighting. He, along with the rest of the members of the American Sports Team, have a running gag in the history of KOF which involves their invitations being stolen by other participants. Similarly, in the backstory of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Shermie defeats Lucky and takes his invitation to the tournament. Template:-

Magaki Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Magaki

Mai Shiranui Edit

Main article: Mai Shiranui

Maki Kagura Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Maki Kagura

Malin Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is a character who debuts in The King of Fighters 2003 as a member of the High School Girls Team (alongside Athena Asamiya and Hinako Shijou). Her addition to the series was made due to Choi's absence in the game of her debut. The game producers state that her name should be spelled as Malin and not Marin, adding that "this is the humble preference of the supervising designer and a mystery to us all".[51] She becomes a member of the Anti-Kyokugenryu Team in The King of Fighters XI due to her animosity towards one of the style's practitioners, Yuri Sakazaki.[52] Template:-

Mature Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo appears as a member of Iori's Team in The King of Fighters '96. The designers at the time created both Mature and Vice with the image of a "ruthless woman" and a "cruel woman" respectively. Their origin story was mostly based on the notion of Rugal employing secretaries prior to The King of Fighters '96. Aside from serving Rugal, both women were also spies and wielders of Orochi.[53] Both women were unavailable during location testing and were likely finished near the end of the game's production schedule.[54] Both her and Vice were killed by Iori in his Riot of Blood state at the end of the 1996 tournament. Template:-

Maxima Edit

Template:General CVG character

File:Maxima 1.jpg

Template:Nihongo is a character best known for debuting as a member of the Hero Team in The King of Fighters '99; he originated from an older SNK title, Robo Army. He was added to the cast with the desire to add a "somber and reliable middle-aged character" to counteract the introduction of multiple teenage characters -though his character bio indicates he is still in his late twenties.[55]

Maxima was a Canadian soldier who led a normal life until he found out that his comrade-in-arms Rocky was killed in an incident involving NESTS.[56] To avenge Rocky he decided to sacrifice his previous life, had his face and name changed and his "ordinary" life destroyed. To infiltrate the cartel without being recognized he had his body cybernetically modified by Dr. Makishima, hence his codename of Maxima.[57] As a cyborg, his strength and reaction time increased to superhuman level with built-in weapons (an originally-blocked hand cannon and a powerful cannon-like weapon installed in his chest) and the ability to conduct instant data analysis. He also has some degree of cyberpathy (he is able to perform feats such as connection to the satellite via cybernetic part of his mind according to Maxima's personal story in KOF: Maximum Impact 2 and K' Team story in The King of Fighters 2003). These systems are powered by a miniaturized nuclear reactor called Maxima "Heart". It's unclear whether his real heart remains as part of those 20% of his body which is still organic or it was replaced with its artificial analogue.

He infiltrates NESTS and is assigned to be the partner to K'. They both defect from the cartel after K' encounters his clone, Krizalid, and grows sickened by the organization. Since then, he has become K's steadfast companion and he is often the one who enters both of them into the following tournaments. In 2001 Maxima discovered that Rocky's brain was placed into a robot by NESTS. The "reunion" didn't last long as Igniz got rid of his "rebellious servant". As a last gift, Rocky activated his friend's Final Cannon (Maxima Beam) which eventually became his special attack.

The original Maxima and Rocky were from Robo Army (as shown in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash), but similar to other titles (ie: Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting and Savage Reign) they are from a "different universe". Even their "creation" is different as NEST was not involved, and in the end of RA, Maxima and Rocky get their bodies back. Template:-

May Lee Edit

Main article: May Lee (The King of Fighters)

Momoko Edit

Template:General CVG character

File:Momoko.jpg

Template:Nihongo is one of the three original characters debuting in The King of Fighters XI, along with Oswald and Elisabeth. There, she belongs to the Psycho Soldiers along with her idols and martial arts teachers, Athena and Kensou. Her name means Peach child in Japanese. Momoko also appears in the recent SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS as an SNK character card. She was added into the cast to fit the image of the younger Psycho Soldier team, though developers have expressed discomfort with adding a character as young as her amongst a large group of adults. Series illustrator, Hiroaki, drew her character "in her age group's defense" but struggled in making her as sweet as he would have liked.[58]

Momoko is the first character to use Capoeira in the (2D) KOF games (Soiree Meira and Richard Meyer in the KOF: Maximum Impact series also practice it, Bob Wilson is the most well known for it and share the most similarity, but Duck King uses hip-hop dance as a fighting style, not Capoeira, despite having similar techniques). While most of her techniques are physical, they are accompanied by what looks like stardust. Also, her LDM is a powerful beam-like attack similar to the Kamehameha from Dragonball Z. Momoko is a chain-move style character, similar to characters Angel and Gai Tendo. She is the fifth character in The King of Fighters games who can use her buttocks to attack, the first four being Mai Shiranui, Yuri Sakazaki, Shingo Yabuki and Athena Asamiya. Her version of the technique can be done three times in a row, similar to Fei Long's "Rekka Ken".

Momoko's "DoReMi Canto" DM stands out by being a Deadly Rave-type move (attack sequence that requires the player to press a button for each individual attack) that has seven variations, which makes for effective high/low guessing games. During the move, Momoko chants the solfege, though one of the variants (an easy, "mess-up" option) sees her going off key and performing the same kick four times in a row. The name of the DM may be a reference to the magical girl anime Magical DoReMi, which even features a character named Momoko (though she does not resemble this Momoko very closely). Template:-

Mr. Big Edit

Main article: Mr. Big (Art of Fighting)

Mukai Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Mukai

Original ZeroEdit

Main article: List of NESTS agents#Original Zero

Orochi Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Orochi

Oswald Edit

Template:General CVG character

File:Oswald-KOFXI.jpg

Template:Nihongo is one of the three original characters debuting in the video game The King of Fighters XI. There, he belongs to the year's Hero Team along with Ash Crimson and Shen Woo. He was created under the image of being an older gentleman and is enigma to even the creators. Developers consider his moves to be comical compared to the seriousness of his image, especially the move Joker when it is blocked or misses. They chose to leave the result of his fight with Shen (see below) ambiguous, implying that fans would have been disappointed with the outcome.[59]

It is revealed at the end of the tournament that Oswald joins Ash and Shen Woo to obtain money and drugs named 'Dragon Pills' (or 'Ryu-gun' in Japanese). Ash agrees to give information regarding the drug to him, explaining that it can only be given to him if he defeats the provider's enemy, Shen Woo.[60] The two men fight but the results remain uncertain.

Many fans have noted that Oswald's card-based fighting style is remarkably similar to X-Men's Gambit (this comparison is most obvious between Oswald's Joker LDM and Gambit's Royal Flush super). Another notable reference is the Batman villain The Joker: by holding Start and pressing D (for the arcade version), Oswald's palette colors his suit blue with red hair/cards and white face-paint. Template:-

Ralf Jones Edit

Main article: Ralf Jones

Ramon Edit

Template:General CVG character

File:RamonKOF2003.png

Template:Nihongo made his first appearance in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the year's Hero Team. Ramon is known as the only character to speak Spanish in the game. His moves and attacks are inspired by Tiger MaskTemplate:Fact. He was created to appeal to the South American fanbase and has a fighting style primarily surrounding around body slams.[61]

He is a famous Lucha Libre wrestler who is loved by his fans in the wrestling circle. He was approached by Vanessa, who requested in his cooperation with forming a team for The King of Fighters 2000 tournament. Feeling he could expand his horizons and competitive spirit further, he accepted to cooperate with her. Since then, he has a one-sided infatuation with Vanessa.[62][63] After The King of Fighters 2000, he continues to team with Vanessa upon her request, often along with Seth. Template:-

Robert Garcia Edit

Main article: Robert Garcia

Rock Howard Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#Rock Howard

Ron Edit

Template:General CVG character Ron (Chinese: 龍; Pinyin: Lóng; Japanese: 龍(ロン)Ron) was first introduced as a pivotal sub-plot character in The King of Fighters 2000. He later appears as a Striker for the original Zero in The King of Fighters 2001. Though he isn't playable in the series, he serves as an important side-story character. According to his official profile, his main objective is to be able to manipulate the dead.[47]

He is the former leader to an elite assassination group known as the Flying Brigands -or Template:Nihongo Clan in Japanese- and the father to a number of their members, including Duo Lon and Xiao Lon. He betrayed the Flying Brigands by joining NESTS for personal gain, labeling himself as a traitor by many of the group's members. After NEST's destruction, he reveals his interest in a mysterious power shared by Sie Kensou and Bao known as the Dragon Spirit. The importance of this power to Ron is unknown. Template:-

Rugal Bernstein Edit

Main article: Rugal Bernstein

Ryo Sakazaki Edit

Main article: Ryo Sakazaki

Ryuji Yamazaki Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#Ryuji Yamazaki

Saisyu Kusanagi Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is a character who debuted in The King of Fighters '94 as a victim in Rugal's gallery of defeated fighters. He appears as a mid-boss in The King of Fighters '95 and becomes playable for the first time in The King of Fighters '98. He was originally meant to have died in The King of Fighters '94 but was added in at the last minute of developing stages for The King of Fighters '95.[64]

He was the previous head of the Kusanagi clan who left his family to face worthy opponents across the globe. After his defeat by Rugal, he was brainwashed by his secretaries -primarily by Vice- to fight his son, Kyo. Upon his defeat, he regains his senses and escapes from the ship, Sky Noah, unnoticed. Saisyu then leaves the clan's duties to his son, presumably resuming his travels.[65] In The King of Fighters 2001, he appears before a distraught Shingo Yabuki and spends a year properly teaching him the Kusanagi fighting style.[66][67] Template:-

Seth Edit

Template:General CVG character

File:Seth - KOF.jpg

Template:Nihongo is a videogame character who made his first appearance in the series as a Striker in The King of Fighters '99 Evolution. He debuts as a playable character in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the Benimaru Team. He was created along with Vanessa, though Seth became the visual model for her. Developers wished to have a character with "the powerful image of a big, dark, middle-aged man with a Mohawk haircut". Seth's prototype name was "Dick".[68]

He was ordered by his superior Ling to enter the King of Fighters tournament to capture the Flying Brigands leader, Ron. To do this, he arranges to team with Benimaru Nikaido, Shingo Yabuki and Lin.[48] During the tournament, he learns that Ling is really Zero in disguise and that Ron had joined with NESTS. He continues to investigate Ron's activities as the series progresses, presumably to prevent him from becoming too powerful.[69] He was also asked to attend Heidern's conference with the Agent Team in The King of Fighters XI. Template:-

Shen Woo Edit

Template:General CVG character Shen Woo (神・武) is one of the members of the Hero Team in The King of Fighters 2003, also composed of Ash Crimson and Duo Lon. He was first conceptualized to be a "wild and sexy man". Due to his fighting style revolving around punches, designers for his fighting style had to create enough distinction in his attacks to avoid confusion with Ralf and Yashiro. His appearance is also jokingly referred to by creators as being the main hero in Ash's place.[70]

Little is known about the true origins of the mysterious fighter "Shen Woo". What is known is that he was raised in the Chinese city of Shanghai and given the nickname Shen Woo for developing his own, devastating street-fighting boxing style best described as "violent". He soon came to be very feared, and grew to enjoy the thrill of the fight. Eventually, he came to know the enigmatic fighter Ash, who entered Shen, himself, and Duo Lon as the "Hero team" into the KOF 2003 tournament. Despite he and Duo Lon having suspicions of Ash's agenda, Shen couldn't care less as he was too eager to find and face stronger opponents.[71]

At the end of The King of Fighters XI, Ash decides to settle his teammates' agendas. Oswald joined the tournament looking for a drug known as the "Dragon Pills", an illegal and off-the-market drug. Ash explains that the provider for this drug will not sell it but will consider giving it to Oswald if he defeats their adversary, Shen. Since Shen is looking for a strong opponent to fight and Oswald needs the "Dragon Pills", Ash decides to pit his two teammates against each other. The outcome of their fight has yet to be determined. Template:-

Shermie Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Shermie

Shingo Yabuki Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is a reoccurring character who first appears in the series in The King of Fighters '97 as an edit entry. Creators to the series explain that he is designed to be the comic foil to Kyo. While Kyo was a hero, Shingo is meant to be a "simple and plain, everyday guy". To follow his character persona, he was also meant to be marketed on a lesser scale of importance for his introduction to the series.[72]

He is one of the cheerful and silly characters in the series. He considers all fighters as his friends, making everybody see him as a weird but good kid. Shingo admires Kyo like an idol, and often dedicates his victories to him. He dreams of being able to wield flames like Kyo, which is stressed to the point of comic relief throughout the series.[73] For instance, in The King of Fighters 2003, Shingo can randomly produce a small flame spark when performing his 115 Shiki: Dokugami Mikansei (Unfinished Poison Bite) attack. However, it seems that only Shingo can see this "flame", mainly due to Shingo not being a part of the Kusanagi bloodline.[74]

He replicates several of Kyo's moves sans the flames. He isn't perfect though as he always takes out his handbook if he seems to forget a move. He also "messes up" certain moves (such as the 101 Shiki: Oboro Guruma Mikansei (Unfinished Twilight Wheel), Shingo Kinsei Ore: Mu Shiki, and Shingo Kinsei Oreshiki: Rouka Guruma) where he falls or collapses during or after their executions. In Gamest's 1997 Heroes Collection, Shingo was voted as the staff's seventh favorite character.[6]

Shingo's character shares several parallels with Sakura Kasugano from the Street Fighter series: both are students, both fight in their school uniforms, both wear a headband, both are very cheerful and eager to please, and both want the main character of their respective games to teach them to fight and had been rejected. Though the results differ as Ryu tells Sakura he's still learning and thus cannot be her teacher, while Kyo either ignores or beats up Shingo for annoying him. SNK minorly stresses this character relation in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, as both characters can support one another. Template:-

Shion Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Shion

Sie Kensou Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is a character who first appeared in the SNK video game Psycho Soldier.[75] He appears in The King of Fighters series as an active member of the Psycho Soldiers Team. He also appears as a character in SNK's action-RPG, Crystalis. He is one of the few characters in the series who speaks in Osaka ban, a trait that followed him in all other appearances. He has an unrequited crush on his teammate, Athena Asamiya.[76]

He is one of the young disciples of Chin Gentsai who wields psychic powers -dubbed by SNK as Psycho Powers. Both he and Athena are trained by Chin to prepare for "the worst case scenario of oncoming evil"[11] and use the tournaments as a method of training for such an event. Plans go awry when Kensou loses his powers in The King of Fighters '99 yet saves Athena with a previously unknown latent energy.[77] It is later revealed to be the Dragon Spirit, a power he somehow shares with younger teammate, Bao. He regains his powers and masters this newer power in The King of Fighters XI, much to the satisfaction of former NESTS member, Ron. The deeper meaning of the Dragon Spirit's importance has yet to be revealed.

In earlier incarnations, his victory poses often had "wardrobe malfunctions" with over-exaggerated poses. The food he sometimes he eats before or during matches are baozi.

In Psycho Soldier, he was Player 2 (Athena Asamiya was Player 1). Even back then, he was comic relief: in scenes where both characters would jump from a high level to a low one, Kensou would fall flat on his face. This version of Kensou also appears as normal Kensou's Another Striker in The King of Fighters 2000' and recently in SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighter Clash DS as an SNK character card. Template:-

Takuma Sakazaki Edit

Main article: Takuma Sakazaki

Terry Bogard Edit

Main article: Terry Bogard

Tizoc Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#Tizoc

Tung Fu Rue Edit

Main article: List of Fatal Fury characters#Tung Fu Rue

Vanessa Edit

Template:General CVG character Template:Nihongo is a character who first debuted as a Striker in The King of Fighters '99 Evolution. She becomes playable in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the Hero Team. She is the first boxing female of the series and one of the first females to use this style in fighting games. Like Maxima, she was created as a middle-aged female to contrast the multiple teenage characters in the roster. Developers also mention their intentions to make her playable in The King of Fighters '99 though this didn't happen due to time constraints.[78]

She is a normal housewife who discreetly serves as a mercenary agent. Working under the orders of commander Ling, Vanessa and fellow agent Seth are commissioned with the job of joining the King of Fighters tournament, held by Ling himself. They are to follow the footsteps of the NESTS cartel, which Ling and his agency persecuted. The two agents part from one another with Vanessa recruiting prime suspects, K' and Maxima, as her teammates. She also scouts the talents of Mexican wrestler Ramon to complete their team. Her objective from then on is to observe the activities of the NESTS defectors based on Ling's orders.[79] She becomes a free agent after Ling's defeat -who was impersonated by Zero- often teaming up with Ramon and Seth. In The King of Fighters XI, she reveals herself to be an old acquaintance of Blue Mary's past lover, Butch. Together with her and Ramon, Vanessa enters the tournament under orders to receive information concerning the broken Orochi seal and the mysterious members of His Distant Land.[80]

Her fighting style shares several similarities with Fatal Fury character, Rick Strowd. Template:-

Vice Edit

Template:General CVG character

File:Vice02.jpg

Template:Nihongo is a character who debuted as a member of the Iori Team in The King of Fighters '96. Both she and Mature are descendants of Orochi[53] with her being the "cruel" one of the duo. Both women were still being developed during location testing and were likely finished near the end of the game's production schedule.[54] She also appears playable in Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 and Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001; both titles are a part of the crossover effort in the Capcom vs SNK series.

She is a violent person, taking great pleasure in killing others and seemingly immune to their pain. For instance, her grudge against Saisyu began due to his stubbornness to submit to her during his brainwashing. Additionally, it should be noted that she and Mature are not precisely friends, but instead help each other in order to free the power of Orochi. At the end of the 1996 tournament, Vice and Mature were killed by Iori when he entered an unexpected Riot of the Blood state.

She is one of the first female grapplers for the series, using a variety of throws to corner and interrupt her opponent's advances. During fights, Vice will often harshly berate her opponent, either by sarcastically remarking the damage she will be doing or by commanding her foe to submit. Template:-

=Template:WhipEdit

Template:General CVG character

File:KOF99 - Whip.jpg

Template:Nihongo, whose real name is Template:Nihongo,[81] is a character who first appeared in The King of Fighters '99 as the new member to the Ikari team. Her affinity for whips earned her the nickname, Template:Nihongo -which roughly translates to "Whip Girl"- by Ralf.[82] Whip also appears playable in the hand-held game, SNK Gals' Fighters. She was planned to enter the series in The King of Fighters '96 but was pushed back to The King of Fighters '99 due to Leona's introduction.[83]

She is an enigmatic and quiet individual who acts towards her own goals. She is a clone of K's sister[84][85] and once worked for NESTS as an assassin. She befriended Krizalid, under the assumption that he was her brother,[86] before she escaped and joined the military. She is eventually assigned to Heidern's mercenary unit for the King of Fighters tournament to investigate NESTS.[87] While her team isn't present, she privately interrogates NESTS agents to find information regarding herself and the whereabouts of her brother. Once she realizes who he is, she reveals their relation to one another and joins him in his objective to destroy the NESTS cartel. After NESTS' downfall, she returns to her duties under Heidern's command.

Her move, Desert Eagle, depicts her shooting her opponents with a machine gun. The firearm is edited from the American release of the games in arcades, but is uncensored in the home release versions. She also originally pointed a pistol at Zero during the Ikari Team ending in The King of Fighters 2000[88] though this was also edited for American release.[89] Template:-

Wolfgang Krauser Edit

Main article: Wolfgang Krauser

Yashiro Nanakase Edit

Main article: List of KOF Orochi Saga characters#Yashiro Nanakase

Yuri Sakazaki Edit

Main article: Yuri Sakazaki

Zero Edit

Main article: List of NESTS agents#Zero

Guest CharactersEdit

KoF has featured several unlockable guest bosses over the years for players to face. These bosses have no impact on the in-game events and are included solely as extras.

Gai Tendo Edit

Main article: Buriki One#Total Fighting art

Jazu Edit

Main article: Kizuna Encounter#New Characters

Nakoruru Edit

Main article: List of Samurai Shodown Characters#Nakoruru

Silber Edit

Main article: Buriki One#Main-Boss

Sho Hayate Edit

Main article: Savage Reign#Characters

Table of appearancesEdit

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Character Game of origin Appearances as a fighter
'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 2000 2001 2002 2003 XI XII NW MI MI2
Adelheid Bernstein The King of Fighters 2003 No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes unknown No No No
Andy Bogard Fatal Fury: King of Fighters Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Angel The King of Fighters 2001 No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No unknown Template:Yes2Yes[91] No No
Ash Crimson The King of Fighters 2003 No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Athena Asamiya Psycho Soldier Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bao The King of Fighters '99 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No unknown No No No
Benimaru Nikaido The King of Fighters '94 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Billy Kane Fatal Fury: King of Fighters No Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No unknown Yes No Yes
B. Jenet Garou: Mark of the Wolves No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No Yes
Blue Mary Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes No No
Brian Battler The King of Fighters '94 Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No unknown No No No
Chang Koehan The King of Fighters '94 Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No unknown Yes No No
Chin Gentsai The King of Fighters '94 Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Chizuru Kagura The King of Fighters '96 No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No unknown No No No
Chris The King of Fighters '97 No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Choi Bounge The King of Fighters '94 Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Clark Still Ikari Warriors Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes Yes Yes
Duck King Fatal Fury: King of Fighters No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Duo Lon The King of Fighters 2003 No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes unknown No No No
Eiji Kisaragi Art of Fighting 2 No Yes No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Elisabeth Blanctorche The King of Fighters XI No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No
Foxy The King of Fighters 2001 No No No No No No No Yes No No No unknown No No No
Gai Tendo Buriki One No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Gato Garou: Mark of the Wolves No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes unknown No No No
Geese Howard Fatal Fury: King of Fighters No No Yes No No Template:Yes2Yes[92] No No Template:Yes2Yes[93] No Template:Yes2Yes[91] unknown Yes No Yes
Goro Daimon The King of Fighters '94 Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
Hanzo Hattori Samurai Shodown No No No No No No No No No No No unknown No No Yes
Heavy D! The King of Fighters '94 Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No unknown No No No
Heidern Ikari III: The Rescue Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes No No No unknown No No No
Hinako Shijou The King of Fighters 2000 No No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes No unknown No No No
Hotaru Futaba Garou: Mark of the Wolves No No No No No No No No No No Template:Yes2Yes[91] unknown No No No
Igniz The King of Fighters 2001 No No No No No No No Yes No No No unknown No No No
Iori Yagami The King of Fighters '95 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes Yes Yes
Jazu Kizuna Encounter No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Jhun Hoon The King of Fighters '99 No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No unknown Yes No No
Joe Higashi Fatal Fury: King of Fighters Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No unknown Yes No No
K' The King of Fighters '99 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes Yes Yes
K9999 The King of Fighters 2001 No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No unknown No No No
Kasumi Todoh Art of Fighting 3 No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No Yes unknown No No No
Kim Kaphwan Fatal Fury 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
King Art of Fighting Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Template:Yes2Yes[94] Yes Yes unknown Yes No No
Krizalid The King of Fighters '99 No No No No No Yes No No No No No unknown No No No
Kula Diamond The King of Fighters 2000 No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes unknown Yes No Yes
Kyo Kusanagi The King of Fighters '94 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leona Heidern The King of Fighters '96 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Goenitz The King of Fighters '96 No No Yes No No No No No Template:Yes2Yes[93] No No unknown No No No
Lilly Kane Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory No No No No No No No No No No No unknown No No Yes
Lin The King of Fighters 2000 No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No unknown No No No
Li Xiangfei The King of Fighters '99 No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No unknown No No No
Lucky Glauber The King of Fighters '94 Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No unknown No No No
Magaki The King of Fighters XI No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Mai Shiranui Fatal Fury 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Template:Yes2Yes[91] unknown Yes Yes Yes
Maki Kagura The King of Fighters '96 No No No No No No No No No Yes No unknown No No No
Malin The King of Fighters 2003 No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes unknown No No No
Mature The King of Fighters '94 No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Maxima The King of Fighters '99 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes Yes Yes
May Lee The King of Fighters 2001 No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No unknown Template:Yes2Yes[91] No No
Momoko The King of Fighters XI No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Mr. Big Art of Fighting No No Yes No No No No No No No Template:Yes2Yes[91] unknown No No No
Mukai The King of Fighters 2003 No No No No No No No No No Yes No unknown No No No
Nakoruru Samurai Shodown No Template:Yes2Yes[95] No No No No No No No No No unknown No No No
Original Zero The King of Fighters 2001 No No No No No No No Yes No No No unknown No No No
Orochi The King of Fighters '97 No No No Yes No No No No No No No unknown No No No
Oswald The King of Fighters XI No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Raiden Fatal Fury: King of Fighters No No No No No No No No No No No unknown No No No
Ralf Jones Ikari Warriors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes Yes Yes
Ramon The King of Fighters 2000 No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes unknown Yes No No
Richard Meyer Fatal Fury: King of Fighters No No No No No No No No No No No unknown No No Yes
Robert Garcia Art of Fighting Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Template:Yes2Yes[91] unknown Yes No No
Rock Howard Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory No No No No No No No No No No No unknown No Yes Yes
Rugal Bernstein The King of Fighters '94 Yes Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No No unknown Template:Yes2Yes[94] No No
Ryo Sakazaki Art of Fighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes Yes Yes
Ryuji Yamazaki Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No unknown Yes No No
Saisyu Kusanagi The King of Fighters '94 Template:Yes2Yes[96] Template:Yes2Yes[90] No No Yes No No No No No No unknown Yes No No
Seth The King of Fighters '99 Evolution No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No unknown Template:Yes2Yes[94] Yes Yes
Shen Woo The King of Fighters 2003 No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes unknown No No No
Shermie The King of Fighters '97 No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Shingo Yabuki The King of Fighters '97 No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Template:Yes2Yes[94] Yes Yes unknown Yes No No
Shion The King of Fighters XI No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Sie Kensou Psycho Soldier Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes unknown Yes No No
Silber Buriki One No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Syo Hayate Savage Reign No No No No No No No No No No Yes unknown No No No
Takuma Sakazaki Art of Fighting Yes Template:Yes2Yes[90] Template:Yes2Yes[97] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Terry Bogard Fatal Fury: King of Fighters Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tizoc Garou: Mark of the Wolves No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes unknown No No No
Tung Fu Rue Fatal Fury: King of Fighters No No No No No No No No No No Template:Yes2Yes[91] unknown No No No
Vanessa The King of Fighters '99 Evolution No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes unknown Yes No No
Vice The King of Fighters '94 No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Whip The King of Fighters '99 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes No No
Wolfgang Krauser Fatal Fury 2 No No Yes No No No No No No No No unknown No No No
Yashiro Nanakase The King of Fighters '97 No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No unknown Yes No No
Yuri Sakazaki Art of Fighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown Yes Yes Yes
Zero The King of Fighters 2000 No No No No No No Yes No No No No unknown No No No

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The King of Fighters '94 to 2003
Nettou The King of Fighters '95 and '96

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The King of Fighters EX 1 and 2
The King of Fighters 2002
The King of Fighters XI
The King of Fighters Neowave
KOF: Maximum Impact 1 and 2

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Pages in category "The King of Fighters characters"

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