After the fight however, Kyo was kidnapped by a mysterious cartel while Benimaru resumed his modeling career and went on a world tour, and Goro retires from being a fighter and returns to the Judo circuit representing Japan. In The King of Fighters series, it is a chthonic supernatural being that is the will of Gaia. Whip (ウィップ, Wippu) appears in The King of Fighters '99 as the new member to the Ikari Team. Since then, he has become K's steadfast companion and he is often the one who enters both of them into the following tournaments. He has a fighting style primarily based on lucha libre.[39]. Elisabeth did not appear in the arcade version of The King of Fighters XII, but was added as one of two characters exclusive to the home release of the game. Her initial character concept was to be the rival to Ash, though developers decided to change her into a "leading lady" character. 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. He sets his plans into motion in The King of Fighters 2000. The “Sacred Treasures Team” then successfully defeats him and in a last-ditch effort, Orochi causes Iori to enter the Riot of Blood, expecting him to turn on Kyo and Chizuru. 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.[28]. The cartel is destroyed with the death of their leader Igniz. In The King of Fighters XI, Kyo, Iori, and Shingo enter the tournament together at the convalescent Chizuru's behest (Shingo's presence serving ostensibly to keep Kyo and Iori from being at each other's throats) to stop Ash as the '"Kusanagi & Yagami Team". [77] However, his powers are recovered in King of Fighters XI, causing Ron and Misty to take an interest in it, revealing a probable importance of the Dragon Spirit. related videos. He was designed to be a stylish and earnestly strong boss, though the supervising designer at the time admits, "I think I overdid it a little."[64]. Xanadu was created for XIV to fulfilled this concept. Despite not winning the '94 tournament, in their non-canonical ending, Brian returns to football for his fans while Lucky and Heavy D! Godzilla King of Monsters completely fails at military realism as much as it fails at character development, internal logic, plot pacing, and reliable acting. "[5], 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. In The King of Fighters 2001, Robert and his father Alberto Garcia are facing a takeover in their company, the Garcia Foundation, after they and the rest of the world suffers from a financial crisis due to NESTS’ increased activities after the last tournament. [45], As "Shanghai's God of War", he was raised in the city of Shanghai in eastern China and given that nickname for developing his own, devastating street-fighting boxing style that is best described as "violent". The two agents part from one another, with Vanessa recruiting prime suspects K′, Maxima, and Ramon to complete their team. 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. Mukai (ムカイ, also written as 無界) is the hidden final boss in The King of Fighters 2003. They initially enter due to Yashiro's grudge against Iori and his own band (which had overshadowed a performance of theirs before the tournament), but as the tournament progresses, the Orochi blood inside their bodies soon awakens, causing them to remember their status as three of the Four Heavenly Kings. Once the tournament ended, Hwa and Raiden pretend to have been "reformed" by Kim, and the gullible Kim falls for it. He joins up with K', Maxima, and Whip in the 2001 tournament. Takuma tries to tell them who attacked him, but passes out, and is taken away in an ambulance. Developers wished to have a character with "the powerful image of a big, dark, middle-aged man with a Mohawk haircut". [56] They are ordered by their superior Goenitz to keep an eye on Iori, but both of them are killed by Iori. The designer, C.A.C. 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.[41]. A rampant lion, symbolising Belgium, stands on the reverse. The pressurized cabin is capable of an altitude of 35,000 feet and can be reconfigured to accommodate a mix of passengers, and cargo. 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. In addition, Momoko's discipline is capoeira, rather than Chinese Martial Arts like her teammates. However, after Magaki is defeated at the end of the tournament, Shion kills him and his whereabouts remain unknown. Despite her difficulties in controlling herself leading her to sit out the XI tournament as Whip took her place, Leona commits herself to entering the XIII tournament, deciding to accept, and deal with, her Orochi blood. During the end of the final match, Kukri reveals that he is familiar with Verse, especially since half its power lies within Shun'ei. After being reinvigorated for his love of fighting, he purchases the rights to the King of Fighters brand despite objections from the board members of his company, and announces a new King of Fighters tournament. Ryo then proclaims that teamwork is the key to Kyokugen's success. A new group of antagonists, known as Those From the Past, also appears in the series; they want to obtain Orochi's power for the purpose of giving it to their unknown master. Toyohisa Tanabestates that Heidern was added to be th… Though he is not playable in the series, he serves as an important side-story character. After returning home from the tournament, the team throws a private party to themselves where Ryo becomes displeased with Robert and his family's attitude regarding their training, and are more focused on improving the restaurant that he is determined to leave South Town, alongside with his student Khushnood Butt. The story takes place in a fictional universe in which an annual series of 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 fighting tournaments are held. Vietnam War. During the finals of the tournament, Chizuru abandons her teammates and joins up with Kyo and Iori where they confront the remaining Orochi servants: Yashiro Nanakase, Shermie, and Chris. First appearing in The King of Fighters '94, the original team consisted of Kyo Kusanagi (草薙 京), a high school student who is the heir to the Kusanagi clan wielding pyrokinetic abilities, Benimaru Nikaido (二階堂 紅丸 Nikaidō Benimaru? There, he impersonates a military commander named Ling and uses his persona as a decoy to stop the military resistance against him. [55] Aside from serving Rugal, both women were also spies and wielders of Orochi. [53] In the end of The King of Fighters XI, Rose is manipulated by a member from the mysterious organization Those From the Past to use her in their plans, leading to the events of The King of Fighters XIII and Adelheid calls Heidern for a help to rescue his sister from the organization who brainwashed her. This plan backfires as Ash ends up being possessed by Saiki and turns into a shadowed version of himself called Evil Ash (known by fans as Dark Ash) to act as the game's final boss. [65] Zero begins to secretly build his own weapon from NESTS' technology called the "Zero Cannon". King & Country Warbird. The villain known as Geese Howard creates several teams in the series. List of active United Kingdom military aircraft is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom.1 For RAF aircraft no longer in service see List of aircraft of the Royal Air Force. Orochi (オロチ, Orochi) is the final boss of The King of Fighters '97, and can be considered the main antagonist of the series as most villains serve him or wants to use his powers for their own ends. The King of Fighters, military uniform / K0F 軍服クーラ ... ... pixiv He also seems to have very little tolerance for not getting what he wants from others. 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. He can form stone, either in crude rocks to throw at foes, or as elaborate pillars to crush them. 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. In The King of Fighters 2001, Kyo reunites with his friends, and as the Japan Team (with Shingo being the fourth member) enter the tournament to battle against NESTS, but also relive their time together as a team. But it was the younger Henry who, filled with the fighting spirit these tournaments had fostered, sought to revive a real interest in war. ), a professional fighter and model who can create electricity,[21] and Goro Daimon (大門 五郎 Daimon Gorō), a former gold medalist in Judo and mentor to his own dojo. World of Dickens. The American Sports Team, also known as the U.S.A. Honorary Vice Admiral, Royal Naval Reserve, 1919-1937 (active service) and 1940-1945 (war service), Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia (SACSEA) 1943-1945. In the 2010 live-action film adaptation of The King of Fighters movie, Vice is played by Bernice Liu, and Mature by Monique Ganderton. In the climax of The King of Fighters '97, Kyo, along with his rival Iori Yagami, and Chizuru Kagura, seal away Orochi, saving mankind from destruction. In order to infiltrate the NESTS cartel without being recognized, Maxima was transformed into a cyborg, with his strength and reaction time increased to superhuman levels, built-in weapons, and the ability to conduct instant data analysis. During cutscenes in the game, he takes the appearance of a human, very similar to Ash Crimson. A few English monarchs came to the throne from other countries and served in the armies of their home country. He uses the incident as an excuse to fulfill his wishes for a grandchild by asking King to enter the tournament with Ryo and Yuri, and be his replacement since Robert cannot enter because of a disaster that took place at his father's company that his presence is required for the issue to be resolved. However, as he finally realizes the error in his plan, he is killed by Shion's spear, hurled from the dimensional rift he was escaping from. We begin in Ancient Egypt before travelling on to the time of Christ and Imperial Rome… [66] Unlike his clone, Zero is extremely loyal to the NESTS syndicate, and was disgusted to learn of his clone's attempted coup d'état. Cursing his failure and declaring himself a demon instead, Igniz attempts to destroy the planet by plummeting NESTS' main headquarters out of orbit; his attempt fails, and Igniz dies in the process. Unfortunately, the American Sports Team later becomes subject of a running gag in the series, which has them invited to participate in the later tournaments, only to get beaten up and have their own invitations being stolen by other teams prior to the start of each tournament. [70] Shion is an enigmatic character whose past is unknown. 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. [38], 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. 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. Malin (まりん, Marin) 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). [10] Vanessa is a normal housewife who discreetly serves as a mercenary agent. The Garou Team appears only in KOF XI, containing characters that appear in the video game Garou: Mark of the Wolves. The Psycho Soldier Team specializes in using psychic powers—dubbed "Psycho Powers" by SNK. Takuma takes notice of the ring and Robert's intentions that he hits Robert from behind, which leads to the two men hitting each other without notice while Yuri embarrasses King by telling reporters that she wishes King becomes a part of the family. The others members of the team are his students Athena Asamiya, a famous Japanese pop singer; a Chinese teenager infatuated with Athena named Sie Kensou (椎 拳崇, ch: Chuí Quánchóng; ja: Shī Kensū); and a little Chinese boy named Bao (包, ch: Bāo; ja: Pao). Maxima (マキシマ, Makishima) debuts as a member of the Hero Team in The King of Fighters '99. World Leaders . During the finals, the source was revealed to be Verse. will continue street fighting and promise Brian to contact him for further competitions. Its character origin is another interpretation of the mythical eight-headed serpent, Yamata no Orochi. In The King of Fighters 2003, Terry and Joe entered the tournament with Tizoc, a famous Mexican professional wrestler as Andy took care of his Shiranui disciple Hokutomaru who fell sick with the mumps. [61] 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. The Ikari Warriors Team is a group of mercenaries that enters in each tournament in the series in order to find well-known criminals and capture them. Like Mukai before him, after he was defeated he stood up, apparently unscathed, and made his exit into another realm after commenting that perhaps it was more than spirit that was needed to awaken Orochi. In The King of Fighters XIII, Kim summons Raiden, a famous heel professional wrestler and Hwa Jai, a former Muay Thai champion who was defeated and lost his title to Joe Higashi in the past, to Southtown after he believes that they are still employed by Geese Howard, and takes them in as his new students. 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