In The King of Fighters 2003, Benimaru, Goro, and Shingo enters the tournament as the Benimaru Team while Kyo, Iori, and Chizuru enter as the Sacred Treasures Team to investigate suspicious activities concerning the Orochi. WORLD WAR I. Australian Light Horse. Proclaiming himself as the “first champion”, he sends out invitations across the world, challenging old and new teams to take his "KOF" championship belt away from him. For The King of Fighters XIII, she now appears on a team with Ash's former team members from the 2003 tournament (Shen Woo and Duo Lon), effectively forming what seems to be the new Hero Team.  In The King of Fighters 2001, the team was set to enter the tournament as usual. In The King of Fighters XIV, the team have since opened up their own restaurant called “Kyokugen BBQ” with the help of Richard Meyer. When Takuma (who has made a full recovery) finds out that Yuri is entering the tournament with another team, he, Ryo, and Robert, who now has enough free time away from his father's company, enter the tournament. When the tournament ended, the team return home and are celebrated as heroes for ending NESTS (despite not actually winning the tournament nor defeating NESTS themselves). The designers hoped that she would be accepted as an independent, whip-brandishing character rather than just another member of the Ikari Team. He is able to control the flow of time due to a gate that can halt the timeline so long as it is open. Upon the announcement of the new tournament, the trio decides to enter in hopes of finding the source. The Hakkesshu (Orochi Hakketsushū (オロチ八傑集) in the Japanese version) are a group formed by the eight most powerful followers of the god Orochi. Zero (ゼロ) is one of the higher-ranked agents of NESTS. This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 05:33. In The King of Fighters 2000, Yuri wanted to show her independence by joining the Women Team that year by begging King, a French Muay Thai fighter who has a history with the Sakazaki family in the past, to be her replacement. However, they disliked the lack of blood, especially during violent attacks, saying the super moves and combos were "just not as spectactular here" as they were in previous installments.  GameSpot also praised the characters designs, saying they "shine through, resulting in a cast of characters that's diverse and not plentiful".  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. When their boss Zero dies from his battle upon the blimp that takes the winning team to the headquarters of NESTS, Kula and Foxy decide to leave NESTS in order to begin a new life, but the two are attacked upon sight by their teammates, who consider them traitors. Since then, the American Sports Team have made non-playable appearances in later games of the series as background characters and in other games. Ten years afterwards, Chizuru becomes a very successful and prestigious businesswoman and the owner of Kagura Enterprises. In The King of Fighters '97, it incarnates in Chris (a herald of Orochi) to save the Gaia.. This team is led by Athena Asamiya, and the two other members are Hinako and Malin. ", Lin (Chinese: 麟; Pinyin: Lín; Japanese: 麟 Rin) is one of the new characters introduced in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the Benimaru Team. Though in a weaken state, Orochi was released from its seal and Goenitz leaves satisfy. However, unknown to Kim, Raiden and Hwa has since cut their ties with Geese and have already reform for quite some time. One of her moves depicts her shooting her opponents with a Desert Eagle-like handgun. Although she tends to be very quiet, Leona was conceived to be an Orochi descendant at the time of her debut, and her designers took special care to let their interests at the time reflect in her actions. In The King of Fighters XIII, the Sakazakis get into a family argument after Yuri cuts her hair which Takuma and Ryo disapproves of. In the 2010 live-action film adaptation of The King of Fighters, Saisyu is played by Japanese actor Hiro Kanagawa. The Real West. They chose to leave the result of his fight with Shen ambiguous, implying that fans would have been disappointed with the outcome. Meanwhile, Kim has not heard from Chang or Choi and is unaware of their imprisonment. The agent Seth entices him to enter the King of Fighters tournament in order to find their clan's missing leader, Ron. The developers of the series claim that their prototype version for King of Fighters was going to be a side-scrolling beat 'em up titled Survivor. , It is revealed at the end of the tournament that Oswald joins Ash and Shen Woo to obtain money and drugs named Dragon Pills. Yamasaki, admits basing Zero off a certain character from the manga Fist of the North Star. Although she recovers from her childhood trauma at the end of King of Fighters '97, she leaves the team after attacking her friends in the Riot of the Blood state at the conclusion of King of Fighters 2003 and tries to regain her focus from within her personal time. being a striker for Joe, Lucky for Andy, and Brian for Terry. A few served in other armies during their exile.  During the tournament, he learns that Ling is really Zero in disguise, and that Ron had joined with NESTS. Five years after the release of its 14th installment. For a Renaissance kingdom, the nobility were still the natural leaders of any army – men with the time and resources to become experts in combat and strategy, the nation’s born leaders. However, in the PlayStation 2 version of The King of Fighters 2000, the American Sports Team appear as optional strikers for the Fatal Fury Team with Heavy D! However, before the tournament started, Jhun broke his right arm while chasing an image of Athena Asamiya, of whom he is a fan of.  Aside from serving Rugal, both women were also spies and wielders of Orochi. While Love Heart and Mui Mui are ready to return to their own worlds, Nakoruru instead decides to stay in the present universe to visit modern day Hokkaido and China, inviting her teammates to travel with her. The first four games in the series revolve about these fights, while The King of Fighters '99 introduces a new story arc, revolving around K′, a young man who seeks to destroy the mysterious NESTS organization because they kidnapped him at an early age and stripped him of his past memories, so that they could force him to be a fighter under their control. Chizuru Kagura (神楽 ちづる, Kagura Chizuru) is a member of the Yata clan who holds one of the three sacred artifacts, the Yata Mirror, that originally sealed the serpent monster Orochi eighteen hundred years ago. Initially, this character was called Syo Kirishima, but late in the production, his name was changed to Kyo Kusanagi. An Irish professional assassin who utilizes a card-based fighting style in attacking his opponents with razor-sharp cards, he was created as an older gentleman, and is an enigma to even the creators. Discover (and save!) Information on Duo Lon's design graph revealed he is one of the nine children of Ron, an assassin who chased after his own father. Throughout the later games of the series, there are several changes in the members of the team, as Yuri is sometimes called to join the Art of Fighting team, leading her to be replaced by the heir of the ancient Yata clan Chizuru Kagura and Kasumi Todoh—a young female martial artist who seeks to defeat those who practice Kyokugen karate. Since the developers were attached to the idea of the two series cross-over, they eventually agreed to make their idea into a fighting game. Antonov (アントノフ, Antonofu, Антонов) is a Russian billionaire and the president of his own company, the Antonov Corporation. Down one member, Kim decides to have May Lee, a perky teenager and a student of Kim who have always admired the team, replace Jhun as the fourth member with the task of keeping an eye of Chang and Choi during the tournament. The Art of Fighting Team, originally the Mexico Team, is composed of characters originating from the video game series with the same name, and are mostly practitioners of Kyokugenryu Karate (also known as Kyokugen), a fighting style created by the Sakazaki family. They both defect from the cartel after K' encounters his clone, Krizalid, and grows sickened by the organization. One of the first turbojet military aircraft, it pioneered the fighter-bomber concept for the jet age. She is eventually assigned to Heidern's mercenary unit for The King of Fighters tournament to investigate NESTS and the mysterious fighter known only as K'. First appearing in The King of Fighters '94, the original team consisted of Kim Kaphwan (who had debuted in Fatal Fury 2), a national hero in his homeland of Korea who convince authorities to take in two criminals as part of his new "Rehabilitation Project" with the goal of rehabilitating them of their criminal ways.  Gaidel, the biological father of Leona, was also a member of the group, but when he refused Goenitz's offer to continue the Orochi's will, Goenitz manipulated Leona into killing Gaidel and the rest of her fellow villagers. Moreover, thousands of fighters have moved from Syria into another of the region’s terrorist hotspots, the king stated, implying they were able to travel there through Turkey. 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.  Several characters were added to the roster by Eolith's desire when this company sponsored SNK, to attract fans from Eolith's region. He is made to be the ultimate Kyo clone, outfitted with a special suit to feed the data of fighters into his body during battle. The Romans. After Verse is defeated, the team returns to the Wudang Mountains where Shun tells his teammates that Kyo advised him to continue his training to keep his powers under control to which Shun vows to train harder. Shion (紫苑, Shion) makes his first appearance in The King of Fighters XI as the sub-boss.  Unlike his clone, Zero is extremely loyal to the NESTS syndicate, and was disgusted to learn of his clone's attempted coup d'état. The group is composed of a young Swedish boy named Chris (クリス, Kurisu), a beautiful but shady Frenchwoman named Shermie (シェルミー, Sherumī) and a 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) tall Japanese guitar player named Yashiro Nanakase (七枷 社, Nanakase Yashiro). He continues to investigate Ron's activities as the series progresses. He was originally meant to have died in The King of Fighters '94, but was added in at the last minute of development for The King of Fighters '95.. When Robert tells Yuri that her family wants her to quit her training (more so, to stop entering King of Fighters tournaments and fighting overall to prevent serious injury to herself), Yuri decides to enter the tournament with King and Mai Shiranui to show her independence once again, and to show her family how much her Kyokugen has improved. Robin Hood.  Using the Orochi power, they are stated as the Japan Team's counterparts, since they have their same abilities: Chris is able create flames like Kyo Kusanagi, Shermie creates lightning like Benimaru Nikaido, and Yashiro has enormous strength enough to shatter the earth like Goro Daimon.  Both he and his former deceased partner Rocky are inspired by two characters of the same names from the 1991 SNK beat 'em up arcade game Robo Army. His hopes are short-lived, however, as he is defeated by the K' Team. The game producers state that her name should be spelled "Malin" and not "Marin", adding that "this is the humble preference of the supervising designer and a mystery to us all". Three Kingdoms. He was created along with Vanessa, though Seth became the visual model for her. As the younger heiress of the Yata clan, the other being her older twin sister Maki Kagura, Chizuru was raised as a priestess who maintains the duty of keeping the diligent seal on Orochi intact. K9999 and Angel mortally injure Foxy in the fight, and waste no time in attacking Kula, but when they are about to defeat her, she is rescued by K′, whose abilities make the attackers flee in an instant. He is an acquaintance of Ash Crimson and Shen Woo. Remember the Alamo. When the tournament ends, the team, alongside Yuri and King, are being interviewed by the media that Robert pulls out an engagement ring while Yuri is answering questions. Both women were unavailable during location testing and were likely finished near the end of the game's production schedule. Toyohisa Tanabestates that Heidern was added to be th… ), a professional fighter and model who can create electricity, and Goro Daimon (大門 五郎 Daimon Gorō), a former gold medalist in Judo and mentor to his own dojo. According to his official profile, his main objective is to gain the ability to manipulate the dead. Godzilla King of Monsters completely fails at military realism as much as it fails at character development, internal logic, plot pacing, and reliable acting. Meanwhile, Benimaru and Duo Lon, a teammate of Ash's team from the previous tournament, are invited by Elisabeth Blanctorche to enter the tournament as the Rival Team to track down Ash. In King of Fighters XIII, as the last cutscene, the head of Shion's spear appears. Vice (バイス, Baisu) and Mature (マチュア, Machua) appear as members of Iori's Team in The King of Fighters '96. Jan 14, 2016 - 1:48 Polikarpov I-185 - the King of Fighters Her initial character concept was to be the rival to Ash, though developers decided to change her into a "leading lady" character.  The boss characters were criticized by multiple reviewers for being too difficult to defeat, with Krizalid from The King of Fighters '99 being singled out as too powerful. Near the end of the tournament, the growing presence of the Orochi from Magaki causes Iori to snap and enter into the Riot of the Blood state, nearly killing Kyo and Shingo. Billy allies with Iori Yagami and Eiji Kisaragi to form a Rival Team in the tournament, but once they fail to obtain the victory, Iori brutally attacks them and nearly kills Billy and Eiji in the process. In The King of Fighters 2003, a new character named Ash Crimson enters the tournament, to steal the powers of the clans who sealed the Orochi in the past for unknown reasons. Upon arrival, the criminals encounter Xanadu, a mysterious, enigmatic, infamous and dangerous criminal who through his eccentric yet mesmerizing charisma, reverts Chang and Choi back to their old criminal ways. Mukai reveals that his group had organized the 2003 King of Fighters tournament so that they could break the Orochi seal and give its power to the group's unknown leader. The character is called "Nameless", a clone from both Kyo and K' (whose hair, reflecting this, is half brown like that of Kyo, and half white like that of K') who uses two types of flames to fight.. , Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (KOF 2000–KOF XI), Kiyoshi Katsunuma (KOF XIV), Ramon (ラモン) makes his first appearance in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the game's Hero Team.  GameSpot also added that the English voices weren't distinctive, but commented that their new outfits were "pretty wild". The other two recurring members of the team are the soldiers Ralf Jones and Clark Still, who were originally the player characters in Ikari Warriors and its sequels.. Lead-in fighter training procurement – Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) expects to launch a US$400 million programme to acquire Lead-in fighter training (LIFT) aircraft to replace Northrop F-5 trainers and eventually its fleet of Aero L-39 Albatros trainer/light attack aircraft procured in the early 1990s. They hope that players woul… The developers wanted her to contrast Leona who exposes comparatively more skin, while Whip sports less revealing but body-hugging fashions that leave a little more to the imagination.  The China Team, which is unrelated to the China Team that appeared in The King of Fighters '94, is composed of characters originating from China. IGN sharply criticized the "terribly bad voice acting", calling it "truly piss-poor American dub work. The Women Fighters Team is a group composed exclusively of women, christened "The Princesses of Punch."  Characters are sometimes added at the voice actors' convenience, or to fill in gaps that occur for each installment's story; this happens with Duck King in The King of Fighters XI and Ryuji Yamazaki in The King of Fighters '97. As Kim decides to enter the tournament to retrieve Chang and Choi from the criminal's control, Gang-II and Luong also decides to enter alongside Kim in the tournament, despite Kim's objections. Comments focused on the lack of improvements in some of the characters, but added that the roster is greatly diverse. IGN criticized that learning the characters' special moves was difficult.  They were added to the series to create an alternate story to the main plot.. Geese eventually returns to the tournament in The King of Fighters XIV, hiring his right-hand man Billy Kane and his butler Hein to join him under Billy's request. In the spinoff series The King of Fighters EX, there are two additional members of the Japan Team: Moe Habana (葉花 萌, Habana Moe), an Asian American high school girl from the United States who is one of the ten treasures of Japan with her treasure being the "Yatsuka Sword" (八握 剣, Yatsuka no Tsurugi ), and Reiji Oogami (大神 零児, Ohgami Reiji), a Japanese man from Japan who is a member of the Yata clan, and one of the keepers of the ten treasures, the "Hetsu Mirror" (辺津 鏡, Hetsu Kagami). Prior to the tournament, each member lives in the underground society with Mian and Sylvie often taking part in underground tournaments together. The honorary ranks and titles are included in a separate column. Beginning with The King of Fighters '96, Yuri becomes the third member of the team for the remainder of the Orochi Saga. Seth (セス, Sesu) makes his first appearance in the series as a "Striker" in The King of Fighters '99 Evolution. , Since then, both have appeared in the "dream match" games The King of Fighters '98 and The King of Fighters 2002 (games in the King of Fighters series with no canonical connection). The team would make their return in The King of Fighters '98, though it is not canonical in the series, but rather for the purpose of a “dream match” as it features every character up to that point in the canon story-line. After the tournament was over following NEST's destruction, the Japan team went their separate ways. In The King of Fighters XIV he is one of the souls inside Verse. His eccentric and uncommon fighting style surprised some of the staff, and they humorously wondered if they should add a supernatural quality in his character history. First appearing in The King of Fighters XIV, the team consists of Nelson, a boxer with a robotic prosthetic left arm after losing his arm in a terrible accident, Zarina, a Samba dancer whose fighting style resembles capoeira, and Bandeiras Hattori, an obsessed fanboy of ninjas who trained himself to become one, and the founder of the “Brazilian Ninja Arts Dojo.” Prior to the tournament, Nelson defeated Tizoc in a contest that left him in disgrace, and adopted a heel persona called “King of Dinosaurs.”. as Colonel-in-Chief of the Yorkshire Regiment, as a Honorary Vice-Admiral, Royal Naval Reserve, Prince Michael is a qualified military pilot and wears the respective service's pilot badge with their uniform, i.e. He appears as a mid-boss in The King of Fighters '95, and becomes playable for the first time on the screen in The King of Fighters '98, although he was selectable in the console versions of The King of Fighters '95 as a secret character. 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