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-----------------------------[THE KING OF FIGHTERS 95']------------------------
---------------------------------[by Ice Queen Zero]---------------------------
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      INTRODUCTION
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Unlike the mystery surrounding previous KOF competitions, KOF '96 has become
a major international event sponsored by a number of huge corporations.
Preliminary contests have been held in various areas throughout the world,
and among the top nine teams are, naturally, the usual KOF contestants who
have been looking forward to test their abilities in an official competition.
This time, however, there is a team among them who cannot fail to raise
eyebrows, composed of Geese Howard, Wolfgang Krauser, and Mr. Big. The three
who once attempted to conquer the world are now but mere contestants in this
tournament.

Is their object, perhaps, to do away with the Bogard brothers or the
disciples of Kyokugen karate? If that weren't enough to surprise...Iori
Yagami appears once again, teamed up with a pair of mysterious women.

How will the rivalry between Iori and Kyo Kusanagi that has cursed their
two families since ancient time play out this time around?

This is KOF '96, held as an official recognized sporting event, over which
dark clouds have already started to gather....

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       DISCLAIMER
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King of Fighters 96' and its characters are trademarks of SNK n' all copyrights
belong to them.

This FAQ/Walkthrough is the sole copyright of Ice Queen Zero and cannot be put
on other sites or posted without given permission nor can it be reproduced w/o
proper consent.

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         TEAMS
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Esaka Team: Kyo Kusanagi, Goro Daimon, Benimaru Nikaido
Fatal Fury Team: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi
Art of Fighting Team: Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Yuri Sakazaki
Ikari Team: Leona Heidern, Ralf Jones, Clark Steel
Psycho Soldier Team: Athena Asamiya, Sie Kensou, Chin Gentsai
Women Team: King, Mai Shiranui, Kasumi Todoh
Kim Team: Kim Kaphawn, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge
Yagami Team: Iori Yagami, Mature, Vice
Boss Team: Geese Howard, Wolfgang Krauser, Mr. Big
Edit Only: Chizuru Kagura

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  SYSTEM AND CONTROLS
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System

The system here is you chose 3 fighters and in 1-player mode, you fight all 9
teams before facing against the game's two bosses, Chizuru Kagura ad Leopold
Goenitz. The change here in this game is there are now SDMs in the game. More
new moves and the characters have 2 and up to 3 throws now if you include air
throws. This time instead of dodging, we have rolls. Clark and Goro can still
dodge by pressing B + C + D. All super moves are simple to pull off. No more
crazy motions. You can do a SDM if the guage is full and you got a flashing
lifebar.

A button is for light punch
B button is for light kick
C button is for hard punch
D button is for hard kick

Forward Dash = f, f
Backward Dash = b, b
Crouch = db, d, or df
Taunt= B + C
Block= b while being attacked high or standing, or db while being attacked low.
Roll = A + B
Roll Back = b + A + B
Body Toss = b or f + C when near opponent.
charge up: A + B + C
Knockdown attack = C + D (can be done in air)
Assist attack = A + B + C when dizzy
Defense Attak f + A or B


On the D-pad,

     u
  ub   uf
b         f
  db   df
     d

ub jumps backwards
u jumps straight up
uf jumps forwards
f walks forward
d crouches
db blocks low attacks and standing attacks
b blocks standing and jump attacks
~ means to hold previous direction briefly before continuing the motion

b or f + C tosses the opponent when nearby.
f, f dashes forward
b, b dashes backwards
f + A or B is a defensive attack

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 TEAM STORY AND MOVES
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                                    ~~Hero Team~~

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A great clash of psychic force takes place in the middle of an
overgrown thicket. One of the men sports a sun pattern on the back of his
uniform, and the other has melted into the shadows. It is hard to make out
just who or what he is.

The man dressed in the uniform, Kyo Kusanagi that is, is already
panting heavily.

KYO: "F-fudge! Then how about trying this one on for size?!!"

Kyo focuses all his energy and unleashes his Serpent Wave move. But his
opponent catches and crushes its flames with one hand.

KYO: "What the?!"

SHADOWY FIGURE: "So that is all your capable of, Kyo Kusanagi...?"

Just when he thinks the shadowy figure uttered this, he is sprung into the air.

KYO: "Ooh-whaaa!"

Kyo is slammed to the ground and rendered motionless.

KYO: "Guh, wh-who...are you...?"

SHADOWY FIGURE: "Hmph, someone who grossly overestimated your abilities, I
guess..."

And with that, the shadowy figure slips back into the shadows.

Kyo swallows his failure hard as his consciousness slowly fades.

Kyo awakens suddenly. He looks up at the snow-white ceiling above.

KYO: "...Where am I?"

He looks up at two blurry faces. They are Benimaru and Daimon.

BENIMARU: "Hey! Kyo, can you hear us? Kyo!"

DAIMON: "Are you OK? Kyo!"

KYO: "Benimaru...Daimon...."

BENIMARU: "What happened to you? How did you get all banged up like this?!"

KYO: "..."

Kyo tries to lift his arms. He sees that they are wrapped in white bandages.
Pain suddenly rushes up and down his limbs.

KYO: "Ooh...mama! That hurts."

BENIMARU: "Hmm... I guess he did more than trip on the street. No! Do you
think he met up with Yagami?!"

KYO: "No...."

DAIMON: "Then who the devil was it?!"

KYO: "...I don't know. Nuts!"

Kyo swivels on top of the bed to punch the wall with all his might.

BENIMARU: "But who would have imagined you getting this smashed up."

KYO: "...I was sure I could win. I placed my confidence in these fists
of Kusanagi. But I never thought.... The Serpent Wave would prove useless..."

BENIMARU: "Wh-what? Hey, are you kidding?"

KYO: "I'm serious! That's why...guh...."

BENIMARU: "Kyo...."

Kyo suddenly rises from his bed, as if suddenly remembering something.

KYO: "Owwww-oooch...."

BENIMARU: "Hey, what are you doing? You're in no condition to walk!!"

KYO: "I can't just lollygag around here forever. Got it? And don't try to
follow me!!!"

Kyo rises from his bed and staggers out the door.

Benimaru and Daimon exchange glances.

DAIMON: "So what do we do now?"

BENIMARU: "Well, if someone tells me not to follow him, I got to follow
the guy."

DAIMON: "..."

Having tailed Kyo, Benimaru and Daimon arrive at the overgrown thicket.

Here they find Kyo loitering around.

DAIMON: "Are you sure about this...? If Kyo finds us here...."

BENIMARU: "Bah, dummy up! We came here because we were worried, didn't we?
If this is bothering you, you shouldn't have come with me in the first
place!"

DAIMON: "U-uh...yeah..."

BENIMARU: "What the crud is that guy doing here anyway?"

Kyo inhales slowly and focuses his energy in his fists. Shortly thereafter
a tremendous force begins to reverberate through the thicket.

BENIMARU: "Ah!"

DAIMON: "Whoa...!"

KYO: "Hah!"

At the release of his scream Kyo becomes absorbed in light and Benimaru
and Daimon are smacked to the ground by the shockwave.

DAIMON: "!"

BENIMARU: "Kah!"

When the glow subsides, the thicket is charred black and Kyo stands at
its center.

KYO: "Huh, huh...looks like I did it.... Did you see me, Father?!"

Kyo mutters this as he drops to his knees.

Benimaru and Daimon stare in blank amazement, overwhelmed by the power.

BENIMARU: "Aw-awesome..."

DAIMON: "Yeah...that was one amazing move...."

Kyo looks back at the two.

KYO: "Didn't I tell you not to follow me...? Whatever. So, what did you
think? That was one of the heavenly moves of the Kusanagi.... I've always
wanted to try it at least once but never was able to pull it off. I thought
I was strong enough without it, so I never again attempted it, but I felt I
could do it.... I gave it a shot, and sure enough..."

BENIMARU: "That was amazing! That should cream the guy who messed you up...."

KYO: "Will it? The only way to find out for sure is to try it."

Saying this, Kyo falls temporarily falls silent, but shortly thereafter he
opens his mouth as if remembering something.

KYO: "King of Fighters...."

BENIMARU: "Huh?"

KYO: "The King of Fighters!"

BENIMARU: "Ah, yeah, if you're talking about the King of Fighters I sent
in the application the other day, but what about it? ...Ah, you mean?! The guy
who knocked you senseless has something to do with this year's King of
Fighters?"

KYO: "No, not that. And I wasn't ever senseless! It's just that I can't stand
the fact that that guy is watching me somewhere and snickering at me! I want
to show what I, Kyo Kusanagi, am capable of during the King of Fighters.

BENIMARU: "Hey, we planned to enter anyway! We're already on that rail, bud!"

DAIMON: "Yup."

BENIMARU: "OK! Well then."

KYO: "Let's get cracking. King of Fighters, here we come!!!"

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Kyo Kusanagi
Fighting Style : Ancient Kusanagi-style martial arts
Birthdate : 12th December
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : B (RH-)
Height : 181 cm
Weight : 75 kg
Likes : Writing Poetry
Fav. Food  : Barbecued fish
Strong Sports  : Ice hockey
Impt Things  : His motorcycle and girlfriend Yuki
Hated Things  : Hard work

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                                THROW
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Hachi Tetsu: close, b or f + C
Issetsu Seoi Nage: close, b or f + D

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                            SPECIAL MOVES
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114 Shiki Aragami: d, df, f + A
128 Shiki Kono Kizu: Aragami, d, df, f + P
127 Shiki Yami Sabi: Kono Kizu, P or Aragami, f, df, d, db, b + P
125 Shiki Shiki Nana Se: Kono Kizu, K or Yami Sabi, K
Ge Shiki Migiri Ugachi: Yami Sabi, P
115 Shiki Domu Kami: d, df, f + C
401 Shiki Tumi Yomi: Domu Kami, f, df, d, db, b + P
402 Shiki Batu Yomi: Tumi Yomi, f + P
100 Shiki Oniyaki: f, d, df + P
R.E.D. Kick: b, d, db + K
75 Shiki Kai: d, df, f + B, B or D, D
212 Shiki Kototsuki You: f, df, d, db, b + K
910 Shiki Nue Tumi: d, db, b + P

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                               SUPER MOVE
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Ura 108 Shiki: Orochinagi: d, db, b, db, d, df, f + C

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Benimaru Nikaido
Fighting Style : Japanese version of Muey Thai (Thai kickboxing)
Birthdate : 6th June
Nationality : Japan (with American heritage)
Blood Group : O+
Height : 180 cm
Weight : 68 kg
Likes : Being the center of attraction
Fav. Food  : Sashimi
Strong Sports  : Clay disc shooting
Impt Things  : Himself
Disliked Things  : Otaku, regrets

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                                THROWS
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Catch and Shoot: close, b or f + C
Front Suplex: close, b or f + D
Spinning Knee Drop: in air and close, b or f or d + C

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
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Raijinken: d, df, f + P
Kuuchuu Raijinkin: d, df, f + P in air
IaiGeri: d, df, f + K
Handou Sandan Geri: b, d, db + K or IaiGeri, d,u + K
Shinkuu KatateGoma: f, df, d, db, b + K
Super Izuma Kick: f, d, df + K
Benimaru Collider: close, f, df, d, db, b, f + P


                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
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Raikou Ken: (d, df, f)x2 + P

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Goro Daimon
Fighting Style : Judo + Self-created fighting techniques
Birthdate : 5th May
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : A+
Height : 204 cm
Weight : 138 kg
Likes : Understanding nature
Fav. Food  : Zaru soba
Strong Sports  : Judo
Impt Things  : His wooden shoes
Hated Things  : Detailed machinery

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                                THROWS
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Tsukami Tatakitsuke: close, b or f + C
Juji Shime: very close, b or f + C
Okuriashi Barai: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
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Jiraishin: f, d, df + P
Chou Oosotogari: close, f, db, d, df + K
Chou Ukemi: d, db, b + K
Tenchi Gaeshi: close, f, df, d, db, b, f + C
Kumo Tsukami Nage: b, db, d, df, f + A
Kirikabu Gaeshi: b, db, d, df, f + C

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                              SUPER MOVE
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Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi: close, (f, df, d, db, b)x2 + P

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                                    ~~Fatal Fury Team~~

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At the exit to Southtown Airport. Passengers of a flight arriving from Japan
stream out of the gate. Among them are Andy and Joe.

ANDY: "...."

Andy's gaze freezes on a large-screen TV positioned above the airport's
reception desk. An announcement for the King of Fighters is currently
displayed on it.

JOE: "So that's, the ad for this year's King of Fighters? Hmm. I see a few
old friends are back in the line-up, but, as I figured, she and her friends
don't seem to have teamed up yet.

ANDY: "Yeah. Since I got my invitation first, I teamed up with you guys to
avoid the usual squabble we have. But Mai still seemed mightily miffed. The
last time she called me, I couldn't get a word in edgewise. She just ranted
on and then hung up on me."

JOE: "Whoo. That sounds pretty nasty. If you don't do something about it,
you know what's going to happen, eh? It must be pretty tough for a stud like
you right before KOF, huh?

Andy lets out a forced laugh. But his grave countenance quickly assumes its
grim aspect.

ANDY: "Ah...che sera sera, eh Joe? Let's get going. We can't piddle away the
rest of the day here. If we don't hurry to the docks, we'll keep Andy
waiting."

At the port to Southtown. A man wearing a denim jacket decorated with stars
on the back and sporting a red cap has finished unloading his bags and sits
down beside them.

TERRY: "Andy should be arriving here any minute. This's all my stuff, so I
guess I'll just wait here."

Suddenly something zips by Terry's ear and knocks his cap to the ground.
Terry slowly turns his head.

TERRY: "Oh, it's you...."

There stands a grinning man with a three-jointed cudgel held behind him.

BILLY: "I'm impressed. You were able to anticipate my attack in a split
second. You've still got it. Then again, I was just playin' and I'm a
little disappointed that I got a piece of you."

TERRY: "Are you planning to enter, too? Enter the King of Fighters?"

BILLY: "Nope, sadly not. Even though I do owe Iori Yagami, I'll have to
repay him at another occasion. Then again, maybe I won't have to if you
know who gets to him first."

TERRY: "You know who? ...He can't possibly...?!"

A limousine seemingly appears out of nowhere and approaches Billy. It pulls
up between Terry and Billy, and the window to the back seat begins to drop
slowly.

TERRY: "!!!"

GEESE: "It's been a long time, huh...? It will be a while before this is
made public, but I'll be meeting up with you in this year's KOF. I'll
explain it so even you can understand it. I'm not pulling the strings behind
the scenes this time around. But I will be appearing as an invited guest,
just the way I want it. So I'll bury all of you, and make sure it looks like
an accident.

TERRY: "!...Why, you...!!"

Terry launches at Geese. Simultaneously, voices call Terry from behind. He
looks back to see the two figures of Andy and Joe approaching.

ANDY: "Terry! Huh? Hey, that's...! It's Geese Howard!!!"

Billy snickers at the rapidly approaching Andy and slips into the limo.
Its windows slowly close.

GEESE: "I'm looking forward to KOF. You're butt's will be mine the next
time we meet. Prepare to die, you gnats!"

Andy catches up with Terry just as the limo pulls out and speeds away.
Terry picks up his cap and puts it back on.

ANDY: "Terry! That was Geese, wasn't it? That foul fowl is still alive?!"

Terry pulls his cap down over his eyes.

TERRY: "How long are you going to beat that bad pun into the ground? Yeah,
he's alive all right. And he's going to be in this year's KOF...."

ANDY: "Say what?"

Joe belatedly catches up with the two.

JOE: "Oh, boy. Looks like we've stepped into another fine mess. Trouble
sticks to you like flies on smelly stuff!"

TERRY: "You said it. But as long as that pest lives...he's always going to
be in our ointment."

ANDY: "But do you think he's joining KOF just to get rid of us? That can't
be the only reason.... What do you suppose he's up to?"

JOE: "The old fowl's just as foul as ever, eh boys?"

ANDY: "Aw, man. You, too? Anyway, we just may find ourselves in the center
of the vortex again. ...What's the plan, Terry?"

JOE: "That's a dumb question, eh, Terry?"

Raising the brim of his hat, Terry looks to the two.

TERRY: "Whatever he's up to, one thing we know for sure is that he'll
be in KOF. If he comes up against me, I'll take care of him. I came here
to chew bubble gum and kick his ass, and, boys, I'm out of bubble gum.
Are you up for the challenge, boys?"

ANDY: "Yeah, anytime, anywhere. Joe?"

JOE: "You bet. In Japan, I was totally in the zone. I'm totally ready
to rumble."

TERRY: "Geese, you're the one who'll need to prepare yourself. I'm going
to give you a basting you'll never forget!"

ANDY: "For sure! Hey, that was a pretty bad pun there, too, big brother."

JOE: "Oh, yeah!"

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Terry Bogard
Fighting Style : Martial arts taught by his father Jeff Bogard
Birthdate : 15th March
Nationality : America
Blood Group : O+
Height : 182 cm
Weight : 82 kg
Likes : Video games
Fav. Food  : Junk food
Strong Sports  : Basketball
Impt Things  : Gloves from his father
Hated Things  : Slugs

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                                THROW
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Grasping Upper: close, b or f + C
Buster Throw: close, b or f + D

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                            SPECIAL MOVES
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Power Wave: d, df, f + P
Burn Knuckle: d, db, b + P
Crack Shoot: d, db, b + K
Rising Tackle: f, d, df + P
Power Dunk: f, d, df + K

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Power Geyser: d, db, b, db, f + P

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Andy Bogard
Fighting Style: Koppou (Basic knowledge of Shiranui Ninjitsu)
Birthday: 16th August
Nationality: America
Blood Type: A
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Fav. Food: Natto spaghetti
Best Sport: Short track
Impt Things: Photo of him and his master in his training days
Hated Things: Dogs

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                                THROW
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Gourin Kai: close, b or f + C
Kakae Kominage: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
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Hishouken: d, db, b + P
Shouryuudan: f, d, df + P
Kuuhadan: b, db, d, df, f + K
Zaneiken:db~f + P
Geki KabeHaisui Sho: close, b, db, d, df, f + C
Genei Shiranui: d, df, f + P in air
Shimo Agito: Genei Shiranui, P
Uwa Agito: Genei Shiranui, K
Gadankou: d, df, f + P

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Chou Reppadan:d, db, b, db, d, df, f + K

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Joe Higashi
Fighting Style : Muey Thai (Thai kickboxing)
Birthdate : 29th March
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : AB+
Height : 180 cm
Weight : 71 kg
Likes : Creating noises, brawling
Fav. Food  : Deep-fried alligator meat
Strong Sports  : All types of martial arts
Impt Things  : Hachimaki (the bandanna on his forehead)
Hated Things  : School

                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Hiza Jigoku (Knee Hell): close, b or f + C
Leg Throw: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Hurricane Upper: b, db, d, df, f + P
Slash Kick: b, db, d, df, f + K
Tiger Kick: f, d, df + K
Bakuretsuken (Exploder): P repeatedly
Bakuretsuken Finisher: Bakuretsuken, d, df, f + P
Ougon no Kakato: d, db, b + K

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Screw Upper: (d, df, f)x2 + P

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                                        ~~AOF Team~~

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The Kyokugen Karate gym. Ryo and Robert face each other in the center of
the room.

ROBERT:  "So...why did the Master call us here today? I though I was being
summoned here and then I find you here, too. Just what gives, today?"

RYO: "Beats me. All Pops said was, 'Get it in gear' so hear I am."

ROBERT:  "You're his son, aren't you? Shouldn't he give you at least a
clue...?"

RYO: "Guess not."

Shortly thereafter Takuma saunters into the gym.

TAKUMA: "So, you're both here, eh?"

RYO: "Is there some kind of emergency or something?"

TAKUMA: "Uhm. Yuri should be here any moment, too. I'll fill you in then."

Ryo and Robert assent in unison, "Osu!"

Yuri pops in with a curious expression on her face.

YURI: "What's the deal, Pop? Wow, Ryo and Robert are here too?"

TAKUMA: "So everybody's here. Anyway, take a seat there, Yuri."

Takuma straightens up his collar and whips out an envelope in front of
the three.

TAKUMA: "Open it, Ryo!"

Ryo opens the envelope. Robert and Yuri draw closer to look at the
contents. !!!

Ignoring the reactions of the three, Takuma begins his monologue.

TAKUMA: "It's all written there in black and white. The King of Fighters
is going to be held again this year. That's what that invitation's for. I've
already signed us up. And the entry of our Kyokugen team has already been
decided."

ROBERT:  "So, if you've signed us up, then who's going to be on the team?
Even if Ryo and I are in, didn't you announce your retirement at last
year's KOF?"

RYO: "Yeah. After all those histrionics, you're not considering to enter
again, are you?"

TAKUMA: "Uh, well.... Hey, young lady! And just where are you going?"

YURI: "Where? I've got a call to make. I know King must have gotten an
invitation. Strike your iron along the longest path around, as they say."

TAKUMA: "You mean, Strike while the iron is hot. And I'm not finished
 talking. Sit down."

YURI: "What's the deal? Well, then, make it snappy, will you? I've got things
to do!"

TAKUMA: "I don't know what you've got cooking, but you're sure as not teaming
up with King, young lady!"

YURI: "Wow, talk about getting zapped out of the blue!"

TAKUMA: "Let me go on. This all came out of nowhere-the delivery of this
invitation, that is. The invitation was addressed to Ryo, Robert, and me
naturally."

ROBERT:  "Makes sense, it being delivered to the gym and all."

TAKUMA: "But as you all know, I used the previous competition to announce
my retirement from fighting competitions to the world. I then inquired
with the KOF admissions commission and they told me I could appoint a
substitute if I tendered a notarized letter of attorney."

ROBERT:  "Substitute...? You mean, Yuri?"

TAKUMA: "Perceptive as ever, Robby-boy."

YURI: "Aw, that biteskees! How could you be so selfish?! Even for a parent
there are things that you should know you shouldn't do!"

TAKUMA: "Silence! Not only do you repeat your deceit of me and enter the
competition, but you disgrace the dignity of Kyokugen Karate with your
unorthodox methods! It won't be that way again, tootsie! It's back to the
basics with you and you're going to join KOF as a disciple of Kyokugen.
Ryo, Robert? Do you have any objections?"

ROBERT:  "If I get to team up with Yuri, I've got no complaints."

??? "I agree that she needs a little more supervision in her life."

YURI: "Aw, man. Do you and Robert have to get on my case, too?! I am totally
not doing this! I'm going to team up with King and Mai and win with our
Heroine Team!"

TAKUMA: "No, you won't!"

YURI: "No way! That's N-O-SPACE-W-A-Y! I will definitely not join KOF on
this gym's team!"

TAKUMA: "Why you little ingrate! No matter what you say, I'm telling you that
you will not join up with King and that ninja minx. Do you hear me?"

YURI: "Huh? Huh? What did you say?!"

TAKUMA: "You can't wrap me around your finger. I can't withdraw my letter
of attorney once I've submitted it. If you think I'm lying, why don't you
check in with admissions commission? Got it? I'm not telling you can't join
KOF, but I am saying that if you want to enter, you'll do it as a Kyokugen
disciple. So stop your pouting and get training!"

RYO: "Yeah, cut him some slack, Yuri."

YURI: "Why do you always have to be so reasonable at times like these?! I
wish I could be as easygoing as you. You always play the devoted karate-
crazed son!"

RYO: "What did you say?!"

ROBERT:  "Yuri, calm down. Sure Ryo's karate-crazed, but you shouldn't be
so mouthy to your brother."

RYO: "Hey, Robert! Who do you think you're calling karate-crazed?"

ROBERT:  "Are you calling me a liar? Just look at you!"

RYO: "All I'm saying is that you've got some stones for calling me
karate-crazed! Yuri! Don't act like you're not a part of this when you were
the one who lit the fuse!"

YURI: "Leave me out of this!"

TAKUMA: "All right that's eeeeeee-nough!"

Takuma slams his fist down on the floor. They tense up and look at their
furious Master.

TAKUMA: "It has all been decided. I won't permit you to oppose me on this.
If you still have got a problem with that, you better be ready to leave
this house for good!"

ROBERT:  "What a mess.... So what's it going to be, Yuri? It's a bit extreme
to get tossed out of here just because you and your father don't see
eye-to-eye this time; so why don't you just swallow your pride and enter on
the Kyokugen team. Isn't that right, Ryo?!"
RYO: "Yeah, Yuri, the ball's in your court. Think it over again hard. Once a
notarized letter of attorney's submitted, it's all over. So if you want to
enter, we're your only option, aren't we? Are you still telling me you'll only
enter as a member of their team?"

YURI: "Uh...it's not that I don't want to enter..."

ROBERT:  "Then that's that! I see where you're coming from, but you can
still win even if you don't join up with King and Mai, so why don't we win
for Kyokugen!"

YURI: "Uh...unfortunately it looks like that's my only choice. OK! I'm
with you!"

ROBERT:  "Yeah, that's the spirit!"

YURI: "If that's the way it's going to be, we better start working out
right away. We can't just dick around here. Later!"

TAKUMA: "H-hey! Watch your language, and where're you going?"

YURI: "Hey, I'm a girl, aren't I? Unlike you guys, I've got other things to
prepare for! You guys just don't get it!"

TAKUMA: "We start working out today! You do GET that, don't you?"

YURI: "I GOT IT! If I start working out now, victory will be ?No worry-skees!'
See you later!"

TAKUMA: "Stop that ?ee-ee' nonsense! Jeesh...Did I really make the right
decision?"

ROBERT:  "You chose this, so it's too late to start worrying."

RYO: "That's just like you, Pop. Just ram things through, and once you get
your way you start worrying about everything."

TAKUMA: "Did I ask for your opinions?"

RYO, ROBERT: "No, sir..."

TAKUMA: "It's been bugging me-recently, I've gotten in the habit of spouting
off before I think things over...At my age, was that little spat about,
arguing with pups half my age? ...Well, let's make the most of this
opportunity. You'll go back to the basics and I'll put you through special
training. Got it?"

RYO, ROBERT: "Oh, man! Here we go again...."


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Ryo Sakazaki
Fighting Style : Kyokugen Karate
Birthdate : 2nd August
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : O+
Height : 179 cm
Weight : 75 kg
Likes : Weekend Carpentry
Fav. Food  : Mochi (rice cakes), natto (fermented soy beans)
Strong Sports  : Sumo Wrestling
Impt Things  : His recovered motorcycle, horse
Hated Things  : Bugs with multiple legs

                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Tani Otoshi: close, b ot f + C
Tomoe Nage: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Ko Ou Ken: d, df, f + P
Kuuchuu Ko Ou Ken: in air, d, df, f + P
Mouko Raijinkoh: d, db, b + P
Kohou: f, d, df + P (can also be done after Mouko Raijinkou)
Hien Shippu Kyaku: f, df, d, db, b + K
Kyokugenryu Renbu Ken: close, b, db, d, df, f + C

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Ryuuko Ranbu: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + P
Haoh Shou Ko Ken: f, b, db, d, df, f + P

+++

Robert Garcia
Fighting Style : Kyokugen Karate
Birthdate : 25th December
Nationality : Italy
Blood Group : AB+
Height : 180 cm
Weight : 85 kg
Likes : Collecting cars
Fav. Food  : Sushi, yakisoba (japanese noodles)
Strong Sports  : Motoring sports
Impt Things  : His collection of cars
Hated Things  : Rakkyoo (garlic)


                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Ryuchouu Kyaku: close, b or f + C
Kubikiri Nage: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Ryuugeki Ken: d, df, f + P
Ryuuga: f, d, df + P
Hien Shippu Kyaku: f, df, d, db, b + K
Hien Ryuujin Kyaku: in air, d, db, b + K
Kyokugenryu Renbu Kyaku: close, b, db, d, df, f + D

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Ryuuko Ranbu: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + P
Haoh Shou Ko Ken: f, b, db, d, df, f + P

+++

Yuri Sakazaki
Fighting Style : Kyokugen Karate
Birthdate : 7th December
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : A+
Height : 168 cm
Weight : 54 kg
Likes : Karaoke
Fav. Food  : Sweet curry rice
Strong Sports  : Softball
Impt Things  : Friends, Ronnet's earrings
Hated Things  : Octopus

                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Sairento Nage (Silent Throw): close, b or f + C
Tsubame Otoshi: in air and close, b or f or d + C

                      o----------------------o
                              COMMAND MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Oni Harite: close, b or f + C
Silent Nage: close,b or f + D
Tsubame Otoshi: in air and close, b or f or d + C or D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Ko Ou Ken: d, df, f + P
Haou Shoukou Ken: f, b, db, d, df, f + P
Raiou Ken: d, df, f + K
Hyakuretsu Binta (Hissatsu Nage): close, f, df, d, db, b + A
Hyakuretsu Binta (Idou Nage): f, df, d, db, b + C
Yuri Chou Upper: f, d, df + P
Double Chou Upper: Yuri Chou Upper (C), f, d, df + P
Hien Shippu Ken: d, db, b + P
Hien Senpuu Kyaku: d, db, b + K

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Hien Hou'ou Kyaku: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + K
Haou Shoukou Ken: f, b, db, d, df, f + P

                                     -----------------

                                        ~~Ikari Team~~

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ralf and Clark stand at attention before Heidern.

HEIDERN: "So, you're both here. Have a seat."

RALF, CLARK: "Yes, sir!"

The two sit down. Clark puts his sunglasses in his pocket.

CLARK: "It's been a while since we've had a briefing. You got a new mission
for us?"

HEIDERN: "Take a look at these dossiers. I want you to scan these over first."

The two scan the distributed materials. Suddenly they wince tensely.

RALF: "...The King of Fighters!"

CLARK: "What's this...?"

HEIDERN: "It's just what you see. There'll be another King of Fighters."

RALF: "That means Rugal is back in action once again...?"

HEIDERN: "No, it's clear that the sponsors to this year's KOF are different
from last year. We suspect that someone is pulling the strings behind the
scenes, but our investigations have not yet born fruit. It's safe to say that
there's nothing sinister about the competition."

CLARK: "If there's nothing fishy about the competition per se, does that mean
our mission has something to do with the competitors."

HEIDERN: "Oh, someone's on the ball this morning."

RALF: "Would you care to expand on that?"

HEIDERN: "We've confirmed that Wolfgang Krauser, Geese Howard, and Mr. Big
are among this year's KOF contestants."

Ralf lets out a whistle of surprise at the intel.

CLARK: "Wow, all the big names in the underworld, huh?"

HEIDERN: "Yup."

RALF: "So, what's our next mission all about?"

HEIDERN: "As with the previous competitions, I want you two to enter KOF and
keep an eye on those clowns. Guys of their stature...I can't imagine them
participating in a competition like this unless there's something more
enticing to them."

RALF: "So what are the rules this time around?"

HEIDERN: "It's in the dossiers, but it's going to be a team competition like
the last one."

CLARK: "So basically we should use the same line-up as then, right?"

RALF: "If we team up together this time, it's going to be a cakewalk. Guess
we'll be taking the victory prize on the way."

HEIDERN: "As far as our team is concerned, there's been a change to the
line-up."

RALF, CLARK: "Huh?"

RALF: "You mean you're making one of us sit this one out?"

HEIDERN: "No, you two will take part as before. This time I'm taking myself
out of the actual operations to oversee the mission."

RALF: "So you won't be fighting alongside us?"

CLARK: "But that means were a member short.... Teams are supposed to have
three members, aren't they?"

HEIDERN: "Don't worry. I've prepared a suitable addition to your squad."

RALF, CLARK: "Suitable addition?"

HEIDERN: "That's right."

Suddenly there's a knock at the door.

HEIDERN: "Come in."

A young girl of 17 or 18 enters.

RALF, CLARK: "!"

HEIDERN: "This is Leona. This'll be her first mission."

Leona gives a slight bow of greeting. She remains silent. Taken aback, Ralf
and Clark can do nothing but stare at young girl.

RALF: "Is this some kind of joke? She's just a kid...."

HEIDERN: "That doesn't sound like you. If there's one thing I've told you,
I've told it to you a thousand, zillion times.... And what is that, Clark?"

CLARK: "Judging the punch of a shell by its casing is the sign of a rank
amateur. Right?"

HEIDERN: "That's the one. You three will make up this mission's squad. It's
not just an order, it's a necessity for the success of this mission. Do you
have a problem with that, Ralf?"

RALF: "No, sir. I don't."

HEIDERN: "I take it, then, you accept the conditions for this mission. I
have something to add about the overall direction of this mission. Leona
will notify you of all directives from me, so you do as she says."

RALF, CLARK: "Yes, sir."

HEIDERN: "OK. Sit down, Leona. Synchronize your watches. Wait for 16:35.
Five, four, three, two, one...synchronize. The mission begins at oh-five
fifty tomorrow morning. Assemble at warehouse six at the docks. Any questions?"

RALF, CLARK: "Sir, no, sir."

HEIDERN: "Very good. So see you at warehouse six bright and early in the
morning. Dismissed!"

RALF, CLARK: "Yes, sir!"

Heidern leaves the briefing room. Ralf and Clark look to Leona.

RALF: "My name's Ralf. This here is Clark. Nice to meet you."

Ralf extends his hand as if to keep Leona, who has risen from her chair,
from leaving the briefing room. She gives a limp handshake.

Leona then attempts a hasty exit, but Ralf does not release her hand.

RALF: "We didn't get your name yet, did we?"

Leona glares at Ralf. Clark keeps a watchful eye over the proceedings.

LEONA: "Leona...it's a pleasure."

RALF: "The pleasure's ours. Say hello to the lady, Clark."

Ralf directs Leona's gaze with his thumb toward Clark. Clark extends his hand.

CLARK: "Clark. Take it easy on me, OK?"

She remains silent, and she simply shakes his hand. Unlike Ralf, Clark
quickly releases loosens his grip, and Leona rushes from the briefing room.
Clark looks at Ralf. He shrugs his shoulders.

RALF: "Whaddya think?"

CLARK: "Beats me. Typical for a first meeting. She seems like a competent
soldier to me..."

RALF: "Yeah, I guess."

CLARK: "We'll be working together with her come the dawn. Much as I hate to
admit it, she may just work out. We'll have to trust our leader."

RALF: "That sounds prudent..."

Clark puts his sunglasses back on.

CLARK: "Well, I guess we'll have to change our attitudes and work to succeed
in our mission. That's our only choice."

RALF: "You said a mouthful. And I'm never washing this had again."


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Leona Heidern
Fighting Style : Martial arts + Heidern-style assasination techniques
Birthdate : 10th January
Nationality : Unknown
Blood Group : B+
Height : 173 cm
Weight : 56 kg
Likes : None
Fav. Food  : Vegetables
Strong Sports  : None
Impt Things  : None
Hated Things  : Blood


                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Killer Bite: close, b or f + C
Orient Buckler: close, b or f + D
Heidern Inferno: in air and close, b or f or d + C

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Moon Slasher: d~u + P
Baltic Launcher: b~f + P
X-Caliber: d~u + K
Grand Saber: b~f + K
Gliding Buster: Running Saber (D), f + D

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

V Slasher: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + P

+++

Ralf Jones
Fighting Style : Martial arts + Heidern-style assasination techniques
Birthdate : 25th August
Nationality : America
Blood Group : A+
Height : 188 cm
Weight : 90 kg
Likes : Collecting knives
Fav. Food  : Bubble gum
Strong Sports  : Baseball
Impt Things  : Badge of honour
Hated Things  : Snakes

                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Dynamite Headbutt: close, b of f + C
Northern Light Bomb: close, b or f+ D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Gatling Attack: b~f + P
Vulcan Punch: P repeatedly
Super Argentine Backbreaker: close, b, db, d, df, f + D
Kyuukouka Bakudan Punch: d~u + P or d, df, f + P in air
Ralk Kick: b~f + K

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Bari Bari Vulcan Punch: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + P
Umanori Vulcan Punch: d, db, b, db, d, df, f + K

+++

Clark Steel
Fighting Style : Martial arts + Heidern-style assasination techniques
Birthdate : 7th May
Nationality : America
Blood Group : A+
Height : 187 cm
Weight : 89 kg
Likes : Collecting guns
Fav. Food  : Oatmeal
Strong Sports  : Wrestling
Impt Things  : His sunglasses
Hated Things  : Slugs


                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

German Suplex: close, b or f + C
Fisherman Buster: close, b or f + D
Death Lake Drive: close, b or f or d + C or D in air


                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Napalm Stretch*: f, d, df + P
Vulcan Punch: P repeatedly
Super Argentine Backbreaker: close, b, db, d, df, f + D
Rolling Cradle*: b, db, d, df, f + C
Frankensteiner*: close, b, db, d, df, f + B
Flashing Elbow: Moves with a *, d, df, f + P

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Ultra Argentine Backbreaker: close, (f, df, d, db, b)x2 + C

                                     -----------------

                                 ~~Psycho Soldier Team~~

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Dah!"

"Tcha!"

These voices echo deep, deep within a remote mountain region.

The voices come from an antiquated temple.

The figures of two people in training are barely discernible.

ATHENA: "OK! Let's call it a day."

KENSOU: "Whew, finished at last. I'm knackered."

ATHENA: "What's that, Kensou. How quick you are to complain!"

Kensou looks happy even while receiving Athena's tongue lashing.

Ah, Athena is always so strict, thinks Kensou. But that's just what he likes
about her-and if he is able to be with Athena, training isn't so bad.

KENSOU: "Hey, isn't the Master later than usual. He left for the city this
 morning, but he hasn't returned yet."

ATHENA: "Come to think of it, he is pretty late."

KENSOU: "He's probably stopped somewhere for a little hootch, don't
you think?"

ATHENA: "You're probably right. The master sure loves his liquor."

The two towel off as they wait for the return of their Master. Little do
the disciples know just what their Master is up to now.

On a bustling city street, a throng of people surround two men.

A stubborn-looking man is facing off against an older man. The
stubborn-looking man looks quite exhausted and his shoulders heave with
each breath. The old man shows no evidence of exhaustion and appears to be
enjoying the battle.

OLD MAN: "Hah!"

Along with this yell, the old man Chin Gentsai's special "Gourd Blast" move
strikes his opponent. The stubborn-looking man can bear no more and lets
out a moan.

MAN: "F-forgive me, old man. I accept your entry into the King of Fighters.
Now please cut me some slack."

CHIN: "What? Is that all you've got? Kind of pathetic losing to a geezer
like me, eh?"

The seemingly embarrassed man suddenly begins to speak as if remembering
something important.

MAN: "Oh, by the way, old man. Have you heard about this year's KOF?"

CHIN: "What's that? Did you say the King of Fighters?"

MAN: "Yup. Unlike the competitions until now, this one has a variety of big
corporate sponsors and will be extensively advertised on TV and in newspapers.
And this year's official King of Fighters competition is sure to skyrocket in
popularity. Hey, gramps, what's wrong?"

The old man hasn't heard a word this man has had to say.
The King of Fighters.


The three are enjoying an evening repast inside the antiquated mountain
temple.

This night's meal is different from usual since the three are not enjoying
their usually cheerful conversation.

ATHENA: "What do you think is the matter? The Master looks pretty down
tonight."

KENSOU: "Yeah, he sure does. Quite a contrast to his normal self."

When the three conclude their meal, the old man begins to speak in a
grave tone.

CHIN: "I have to discuss something with you two. Is that all right
with you?"

KENSOU: "Huh? What is it, Master?"

CHIN: "To tell the truth, the King of Fighters tournament is coming up soon."

KENSOU: "Yeah, I've been seeing ads for it on TV recently."

CHIN: "What? You two know about it?"

Taken aback, the old man asks his disciples once again.

ATHENA: "With all those ads, you'd have to be living in a cave on Pluto not
to know about it."

KENSOU: "Of course, we'll be entering, right? And this time it's all above
board. So unlike last time, we won't be dealing with any plots. It'll be a
good chance to see how far our abilities can take us."

ATHENA: "I agree with Kensou. Master, please enter us in the competition."

Listening to his disciples' conversation, Chin Gentsai recalls the previous
KOF.

CHIN: (Last time Rugal did away with himself under his own power. There are
many villains in this world, but a villain with that kind of power is rare.
I've heard this year's competition is an official competition. It seems the
sponsor's are on the level, and it just may be a real chance to test our
true abilities, but....)

KENSOU: "Master!"

Kensou sticks his face in front of Chin Gentsai to break his silence.

KENSOU: "What's going on?"

CHIN: "Unh.... The reason for your training is to prepare you for the worst
case scenario of oncoming evil, for one of you to save the most people
possible.... This upcoming competition, however, has nothing to do with that.
I don't think you should use your powers frivolously."

KENSOU: "Master. Testing our abilities is what our training's all about.
And in the competitions up till now, droves of people have opposed and we've
prevailed, haven't we? It's said that the frog in the well knows nothing of
the great ocean-do you want us to be a couple of frogs?"

ATHENA: "Well said! We're still a pair of greenhorns! Training ourselves
in real combat is a valuable part of our training, I think."

CHIN: "...It appears that you two are more level-headed than I thought.
Who'd have ever imagined the day that I'd be lectured by you two...."

KENSOU: "We're no longer a couple of kids, booger face!"

CHIN: "Funny. Oh...very well! OK, we'll enter the competition!"

KENSOU: "All right! That's the Master I've come to know and respect.
You're on the ball!"

ATHENA: "Thank you, Master."

KENSOU: "Well, with that out of the way, I sure could use some more to
eat."

ATHENA: "Again! Your such a piggy-poo!"

KENSOU: "Am not! After a good round of eloquent debate, it's only natural
to get a little hungry! I'm going to show the whole world just how tough I
really am."

ATHENA: "Kensou! If you don't take this seriously enough, you're going to
show the world how bad you'll get whooped."

KENSOU: "All right, Athena! Push what you can push, pull what you can pull.
I'm no longer the old Kensou."

ATHENA: "I hope so..."

Chin screws up his face as he warmheartedly gazes at the two. He speaks
to himself:

CHIN: "As a matter of fact that's not the only reason why I don't want you
to enter this year's KOF... I've got a real bad feeling about this year's
competition.... I guess I'm crossing my bridges before I come to them,
but...."

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Athena Asamiya
Fighting Style : Chinese Martial Arts + Psychic powers
Birthdate : 14th March
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : B+
Height : 163 cm
Weight : 49 kg
Measurements : 83 cm, 57 cm, 82 cm
Likes : Astrology
Fav. Food  : Strawberry cakes
Strong Sports  : Lacross
Impt Things  : Peter Rabbit teacup set
Disliked Things  : Grasshoppers

                      o----------------------o
                              THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Psychic Throw: close, b or f + C
Bit Throw: close, b or f + D
Psychic Shoot: in air and close, b or f or d + C or D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Psycho Ball: d, db, b + P
Psycho Sword: f, d, df + P
Neo Psycho Reflector: f, df, d, db, b + K
Phoenix Arrow: in air, d, db, b + P
Psychic Teleport: d, df, f + K


                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Shining Crystal Bit: b, f, df, d, db, b, + P (also in air)
Crystal Shoot: SCB, d, db, b + P (hold Punch to delay)

+++

Sie Kensou
Fighting Style: Superpowers and Chinese Kung Fu
Birthday: 23rd September
Nationality: China
Blood Type: B
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 61 kg
Fav. Food: Meat buns
Best Sport: Soccer
Impt THings: Stuffed toy given to him by a fan
Disliked Things: Training


                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Hakkei: close, b or f + C
Tomoe Nage: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Choukyuudan: d, db, b + P
Ryuu Renga Chiryuu: b, db, d, df, f + A
Ryuu Renga Tenryuu: b, db, d, df, f + C
Ryuu Gakusai: b, d, db + K
Ryuusoh Geki: d, db, b + P in air

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Shinryuu Tenbu Kyaku: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + D
Shinryuu Seioh Rekkyaku: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + B

+++

Chin Gentsai
Fighting Style: Chinese Kung Fu (mainly Drunken Fist)
Birthday: 27th April
Nationality: China
Blood Type: A
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 53 kg
Fav. Food: Lemon salmon and lettuce with fried rice, among others
Best Sport: Taking a walk, yo-yo tricks
Impt: Alcohol
Disliked Things: Pandas

                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Kyou Inshu: close, b or f + C
Gyakukyaku Nage: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Yanagirin Hourai: f, d, df + P
Kaiten-teki Kuutotsu Ken: b, db, d, df, f + K (can follow a BogetsuSui)
Hyoutan Geki: d, db, b + P
Suikan Kanou: d, df,f + P
Chou Shuuriku Gyo: Suikan Kanou, f + P
Kaitenteki Kuutotsuken: Suikan Kanou, f + K
BogetsuSui: d, db, b + K
RouJu Hanhou: BogetsuSui, u + B
Rigyu Hanhou: BogetsuSui, u + D

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Gouran Enpou: (d, df, f)x2 + P

                                     -----------------

                                        ~~Female Team~~

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

England. Mai Shiranui energetically bursts into King's bar "Illusion."

MAI: "K-King! We're in a real pickle!!!"

King, in the midst of closing up her bar, is struck dumb by Mai's outburst
but manages a response.

KING: "Wh-what's all this then, Mai?!"

MAI: "I-it's...this year's King of Fighters! Yuri won't be teaming up
with us!"

KING: "What?! Yuri?!"

MAI: "Yeah! It seems that Yuri is a part of her father's designs, so if we
don't find a replacement, we won't be able to join the competition."

KING: "...Really? Well, it looks like things are working out to
my advantage...."

MAI: "Huh...?"

KING: "...Mai. As a matter of fact, this is a little hard to say...."

MAI: "What is it?"

KING: "I want out of this year's tournament."

MAI: "Huh?! What did you say?"

Mai can't believe her ears.

KING: "...My younger brother was in an accident just the other day."

MAI: "Your little brother?!"

KING: "Yeah, it was no big deal, but he's my only kin. I'd like to be by
his side. ...So this time around, I'm sorry but...."

MAI: "O-OK, I understand. I hope your brother gets well as soon as possible.
I'm sure this must be tough on you, so hang in there, OK?"

KING: "I'm sorry, Mai. I'm sorry I can't help you. Hey, isn't your
boyfriend...yeah, it's Andy, isn't it? How's he doing?"

MAI: "...Andy always enters as one of the three stooges..."

KING: "Oh...is that so.... W-well, how about staying the night here?"

MAI: "...No. I've reserved a hotel room nearby, so don't put yourself out.
See you...!"

And with that, Mai bursts out of the bar.

KING: "Ah, Mai!"

Mai looks heart-broken as she walks through the town.

MAI: "Looks like I'm all alone again...."

Feeling pathetic, Mai's face flushes red and she loses her composure.

When she comes to her senses, she realizes that tears are flowing down
her cheeks.


After Mai leaves, King remains alone in "Illusion."

KING: "The King of Fighters, huh...?"

King gaze fixes onto a flashy ad broadcast on her bar's tele.


The next day, Mai packs her bags in preparation to return home to Japan.

MAI: "Sigh. I've exhausted all my options; they didn't pan out.... So much
for this year's KOF."

Mai heaves a sigh of disappointment.

"Bing-bong."

The doorbell to Mai's room rings.

MAI: "Yeah. Is it the bellboy? I'm coming!"

But just at the moment Mai opens the door, "BAM!" A stinging fist comes
toward Mai's face.

Mai barely avoids it.

MAI: "Wh-what the?"

Mai is momentarily dazed but she realizes her opponent's a woman and her
mode of combat appears to be some sort of ancient martial art. She closes in
on the retreating Mai, gradually pushing her out into the hall.

MAI: "Uh!"

As she grunts, Mai repeats a series of kicks. The woman slips by the attack.

MAI: "There's a lot more where that came from, sister!"

Mai adds a special move to her attack.

MAI: "Dragon Flame Romp!"

The flames alight on the hakama-wearing woman.

This attack catches her off guard, but the woman in the hakama manages to
guard against the attack and winces.

"Now!"

MAI: "Ahh!"

Mai rushes toward the woman in the hakama.

She unleashes her Deadly Ninja Bees.

"Gashee."

Mai guards against the onrushing woman. She grabs onto Mai.

At that moment...

"OK, that's enough!"

The two look in the direction of the voice. A single woman stands in
the doorway.

MAI: "K-King!"

Seeing the figure of King, the woman dressed in the hakama releases Mai
and begins to speak.

WOMAN: "Forgive me for being so rough. I am Kasumi Todoh. King told me
all about you and I felt I had to come and greet you, Mai."

MAI: "Huh? King? And why couldn't you just settle for a simple ?hello' or
something?"

KING: "That's right. I directed her here. She's our new team member."

KASUMI: "That's right. I've been dying to enter King of Fighters. But along
with entering the tournament, I'd sure love to win it. This little scuffle
tells me that you've got what it takes. With you on our side, I know
winning the competition is no mere pipe dream."

MAI: "H-huh...? So why are you here, King?"

KING: "Uh-yeah. My kid brother saw right through me. He said he didn't want
to see his sister without her usual glow. He prefers to see me in action and
told me he's so proud of seeing me fight. When he told me he wants me to
enter the competition, battle it out, and win, I realized then I could do
more for him winning KOF than sitting by his bedside.

MAI: "Th-then, King..."

KING: "Yup...! I'm in, of course!"

MAI: "A-all right! If you're with me King, I have no complaints!"

KING: "Well, that's settled then! Mai! Kasumi! We're going for the top!"

KASUMI: "You said it."

MAI: "Naturally! This one's for King's kid brother!"


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

King
Fighting Style : Muey Thai (Thai kickboxing)
Birthdate : 8th April
Age : 24
Nationality : France
Blood Group : A+
Height : 175 cm
Weight : 58 kg
Vital Stats (cm) : Unknown
Likes : Collecting wine glasses
Fav. Food  : Vegetables
Strong Sports  : Billiards
Impt Things  : Her younger brother Jean
Disliked Things  : Gross people


                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Hold Rush: close, b or f + C
Hook Buster: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Venom Strike: d, df, f + K
Double Strike: (d, df, f)x2 + K
Surprise Rose: f, d, df + P
Tornado Kick: f, df, d, db, b + K
Trap Shot: f, d, df + K
Mirage Kick: b, db, d, df, f + K

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Illusion Dance: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + K

+++

Mai Shiranui
Fighting Style : Shiranui-style Ninjitsu
Birthdate : 1st January
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : B+
Height : 165 cm
Weight : 46 kg
Likes : Making osechi (soup with rice cakes specially for New Year)
Fav. Food  : Ozouni
Strong Sports  : Hane-Tsuki
Impt Things  : Hairpin of deceased grandmother
Disliked Things  : Spiders


                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Shiranui Gourin: close, b or f + C
Kazaguruma Zushi: close, b or f + D
Yume: in air and close, b or f or d + C or D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Ryuu En Bu: d, db, b + P
Ka Chou Sen: d, df, f + P
Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi: b, db, d, df, f + K
Musasabi no Mai: f, df, d, db, b + hold P or d, db, b + P in air
Hisho Ryueijin: f, d, df + K

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Chou Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi: d, db, b, db, d, df, f + K

+++

Kasumi Todoh
Fighting Style : TodohRyu Kobujutsu
Birthdate : 29th March
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : B
Height : 154 cm
Weight : 45 kg
Likes : Horror videos

                      o----------------------o
                              THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Mukade Tatami: close, b or f + C
Katatsumuri Gake: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Kasane Ate: d, df, f+P (also in air)
Tatsumaki Souda: close, f, df, d, db, b + P
Haku Zantoh: d, db, b + P
Messhin Mutoh: b, db, d, df, f + B
Sassho Iinshuu: b, db, d, df, f + D

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Super Kasane Ate: (d, df, f)x2 + P


                                     -----------------

                                        ~~Kim Team~~

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chang Koehan and Choi Bounge. The familiar twosome who have been forced to
train together under Kim's direction are bellyaching over their plight.

CHOI: "Aah. Just how long have we been here anyhow, buddy-boy Chang?

CHANG: "How the devil should I know?"

The giant figure silently polishes his prized steel ball.

CHOI: "How unlucky can we get? If only we could have joined up with Rugal in
the last KOF, we would be sitting pretty right now, eh, buddy boy?"


CHANG: "Thanks to that clown, here we are! What a joke! That tae kwon do
creep! Just what does he plan to do with us?!"

CHOI: "H-hey, Chang, pipe down there, buddy boy. If Kim hears you, we'll
be in big trouble!"

CHANG: "Say what?! Choi! Even if I shout it out, there's no way Kim'll hear
me in these boonies!"

A shadowy figure suddenly pounces down from above.

KIM: "What? What's going on here? Hey, you two! You aren't slacking off on
your training, are you?"

CHANG, CHOI:: "Yeek! Yikes! It's Kim!!!"

Chang and Choi let out a squeal. Kim appears between the two. They sense
the anger in his calm voice.

KIM: "And just who's the tae kwon do creep of whom you speak?"

CHANG, CHOI:: "N-no...We didn't say that...."

The two respond timidly, almost inaudibly.

KIM: "Well, it seems like my teachings have fallen on deaf ears. So! Both
of you! Back to the drawing board!"

CHANG, CHOI: "Aaaagh! Save us!!!"

Night has fallen, and the three, wrapped in darkness, take some time off for
dinner.

CHOI: (Aw, man. Thanks to Chang, we're really in a pickle.)

CHANG: (Jeesh. Nothing gets by that Kim. You call this justice?! I've had
it!)

KIM: "What's wrong? You two don't look so good."

CHOI: "Huh?! No, I'm in the pink, buddy boy!"

CHANG: "Yeah, me too. It's just your imagination, Master Kim."

KIM: "Oh, really? If that's the case, forget it! By the way, you two, it
looks like your training is beginning to pay off."

CHANG: "Yeah, you know? I think it has. (But, holy heave-ho, am I tired!)

CHOI: "You said it, buddy boy. Compared with the past, I feel so much lighter
on my feet. (That should butter him up, yeah!)

KIM: "OK! So we can face this year's KOF with real assurance!"

CHANG, CHOI: : "Huh?! KOF?!"

KIM: "Yeah, I forgot to tell you two about it, but I've entered us in this
year's KOF and sent in the application."

CHANG: "Whagh. We have to go through that again, Master Kim?"

CHOI: "Yeah, I'm fed up with going through all that effort for no payoff."

KIM: "What did you say?"

Kim glares at the two threateningly for an instant.

CHANG: "N-no, I'm just dying to see how much stronger I've become."

CHOI: "Y-yeah, buddy boy. What an opportunity. It'll be a great test of our
ability!"

The two lose no time covering their butts.

KIM: "Won't it, though?"

CHANG: (Y-you gotta be joking.)

CHOI: (You said it, buddy boy.)

KIM: "And this time there's a special reason for entering."

CHANG, CHOI:: "A special reason...?"

KIM: "Yeah, that's right. If we win this time around, your rehabilitation
will be complete."

CHANG: "Th-then you mean we'll...?"

KIM: "If we're able to win this year's KOF, that means you possess a sound
spirit and body. In other words, you will have become rehabilitated enough
to strike out on your own."

CHANG, CHOI:: "A-all right!"

KIM: "So, it's decided! From tomorrow we'll double the training regimen
for KOF."

CHANG, CHOI:: "Wh-what?!"

KIM: "Huh? Do you have any problem with that?"

Kim's eyes flash mischievously.

CHOI: "N-No way, buddy boy!"

CHANG: "Hearing that makes me all the more psyched!"

KIM: "So starting tomorrow your training will get even tougher. Hope you're
up to it!"

CHANG: "I'm up to it! (If that's what it takes to get away from you, I'll do
anything!)

CHOI: "I'm gonna train my patootie off, buddy boy! (And when it's over I'll
say goodbye to you, you tae kwon do dope.)"

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kim Kaphawn
Fighting Style : Taekwondo
Birthdate : 21st December
Nationality : Korea
Blood Group : A+
Height : 176 cm
Weight : 78 kg
Likes : Karaoke
Fav. Food  : Korean barbecue
Strong Sports  : Gymnastics
Impt Things  : His wife and two sons
Hated Things  : Evil


                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Kubikime Otoshi: close, b or f + C
Sakkyaku Nage: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Hien Zan: d~u + K
Hishou Kyaku: d, df, f + K in air
Han Getsu Zan: d, db, b + K
Ryuusei Raku: b~f + K
Kuusajin: d~u + P


                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Hou'ou Kyaku: d, db, b, db, f + K (also in air)

+++

Chang Koehan
Fighting Style : Taekwondo + Power Attacks
Birthdate : 21st October
Nationality : Korea
Blood Group : B+
Height : 227 cm
Weight : 306 kg
Likes : Destruction
Fav. Food  : Whole roasted sheep
Strong Sports  : Table tennis
Impt Things  : His iron ball
Hated Things  : Centipedes, Training days


                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Hakai Otoshi: close, b or f + C
Kusari Jime: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Tekkyuu Daikaiten: P repeatedly
Tekkyuu Funsai Geki: b~f + P
Tekkyu Hienzan: d~u + K
Dai Hakai Nage: close, f, df, d, db, b, f + C

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Tekkyuu Dai Bousou: d, df, f, df, d, db, b + P

+++

Choi Bounge
Fighting Style: Taekwondo + Speed attacks
Birthday: 25th October
Nationality: Korea
Blood Type: B
Height: 153 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Fav. Food: Crab
Best Sport: New gymnastics
Impt Things: The claws he made himself
Hated Things: Konnyaku (a gelatinous candy)


                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Zujo Sashi: close, b or f + C or D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Kaiten Hien Zan: b~f + P, any dir + P to change directions
Tatsumaki Shippuu Zan: d~u + P
Hishou Kuuretsu Zan: d~u + hold K
Senpuu Hien Shitotsu: b~f + K
Hishou Kyaku: d, df, f + K in air

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Shin! Chouzetsu Tatsumaki Shinkuu Zan: (f, df, d, db, b)x2 + P

                                     -----------------

                                    ~~Yagami Team~~

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A man meditates in the midst of a dilapidated old temple. The man has not
stirred in the slightest for hours on end.

The man breaks his silence and suddenly speaks.

"What do you want...?"

A shadowy figure moves in response to his voice.

"Hoo, hoo, hoo.... Just as I expected of you, Iori Yagami. I thought I had
succeeded in making myself undetectable, but you sensed me, didn't you?"

It is a woman's voice.

YAGAMI: "Enough excuses. Just what do you want with me?"

The woman that has melted into a shadows continues to talk.

WOMAN: "Hmph. Don't rush me. It has to do with the King of Fighters."

YAGAMI: "The King of Fighters? ...So what does that have to do with me?"

WOMAN: "You probably know that the King of Fighters will be held this year,
but what are your plans?"

YAGAMI: "Bah! My only desire is to slay Kyo Kusanagi! There's no reason to
go to the trouble of entering that pomp and circumstance."

WOMAN: "Oh, even if Kyo Kusanagi will be there?"

YAGAMI: "Hmph, the farce like last time was enough for me."

WOMAN: "Are you afraid of Kyo Kusanagi, perhaps?"

Yagami immediately responds with a fierce frown.

YAGAMI: "...You bug me. ...Die!"

Just as Yagami mumbles this, he unleashes his Exorcism move in the direction
of the voice.

But the flames of his move have no effect and fizzle out to no avail.

YAGAMI: "What?!"

Just as Yagami realizes it, the woman appears above and pounces.

WOMAN: "!"

But Yagami's mouth contorts with a faint smile and he lets his Fire Ball fly.

YAGAMI: "Gaaaaah!"

The woman just manages to guard against it, flying back in retreat with a
toothy grin.

YAGAMI: "Now I get it...there're two of you...."

Another woman, different from the one who flew back in retreat, jams a
dagger in the small of his back.

WOMAN: "The jig's up! Iori Yagami!"

The woman in front of Yagami rises slowly and walks toward him.

WOMAN: "Pardon the late introduction. I'm Vice, and..."

The woman behind Yagami speaks.

WOMAN: "I am Mature. It's a pleasure...but if this all the legendary Iori
Yagami is capable of, there was no need for us to deal with this."

Yagami lets out a sudden derisive laugh upon hearing this.

YAGAMI: "Wah, hah, hah.... You didn't realize I was just testing you out?
What a couple of simpletons.

VICE: "How dare you?!"

In an instant, Mature and Vice's blouses begin to burn, turn to ash, and drop
to the floor.

MATURE: "...!"

VICE: "Yeech!"

Mature realizes what has happened, pulls back the dagger pressed against
Yagami, and flees back in retreat.

MATURE: "...He saw right through us, in more ways than one...."

YAGAMI: "Just who are you two. What are you up to? Depending on the
circumstances, you may just die here."

Yagami generates an overwhelming aura of menace and assumes the position to
slowly unleash his Rage of 8 Maidens move.

MATURE: "Gah...!"

VICE: "...! W-wait! We didn't mean any disrespect. But...."

YAGAMI: "But, what?!"

MATURE: "Iori Yagami. We'd like you to team up with us and enter the King of
Fighters tournament."

Yagami slowly stands down from his pose for the Rage of 8 Maidens.

YAGAMI: "Me, team up with you two? Hmph, if you want that, then tell me your
objective."

MATURE: "Objective? ...Our objective is...none other than you."

YAGAMI: "None other than me?!"

VICE: "That's right...We wish to serve you...."

Mature slowly slips an arm around Yagami.

YAGAMI: "Hmph, so now you try seduction...? Hah, hah, hah.... Very well....
My only objective is to kill Kyo Kusanagi. If you serve that end, then I'll
use you as I please. Mind you...don't forget that I'm the one who will
kill Kyo."

MATURE: "Yes, very well."

YAGAMI: "Then we have nothing more to talk about. You're boring me now.
Shove off!"

MATURE: "Hoo, hoo, hoo... I'm looking forward to the competition. Later...
Iori...Yagami...."

Mature and Vice vanish in an instant.

YAGAMI: "Hmph. Vixens. Did you honestly think I didn't realize who you
were...? Fine.... Should you fail to serve my needs, you'll become my
sacrifice.... Wah, hah, hah...Prepare yourself for your final day...Kyo
Kusanagi!!! Wah, ha, ha, ha!

Iori Yagami's laugh peals through the ancient temple.

The women stand at the foot of the stone stairway to the ancient temple where
Yagami has taken up residence. They appear to be trying to contact someone.

MATURE: "Yes, we've made contact with Iori Yagami. ...He's a suitable
successor to the Yagami name. He's just as powerful as Kyo Kusanagi, perhaps
even moreso.... Yes, I understand. Everything is playing out according to our
scenario. Relax."

The line goes dead.

The two smile bewitchingly...

...and disappear into the darkness.

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IORI YAGAMI
Fighting Style : Ancient Yagami-style martial arts + instinct
Birthdate : 25th March
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : O+
Height : 182 cm
Weight : 76 kg
Likes : Band
Fav. Food  : Meat
Strong Sports  : All
Impt Things  : His girlfriend
Hated Things  : Violence


                      o----------------------o
                                THROW
                      o----------------------o

Sakahagi: close, b or f + C
Saka Sakahagi: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

100 Shiki Oniyaki: f, d, df + P
108 Shiki Yami Harai: d, df, f + P
127 Shiki Aoi Hana: d, db, b + P (up to 3 times)
212 Shiki Koto Tsuki In: d, db, b + K
Scum Gale: close, b, db, d, df, f + C

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Maiden Masher: d, db, b, db, d, df, f + P

+++

Mature
Fighting Style: Based mainly on speed attacks
Birthday: 8th April
Nationality: Unknown
Blood Type: O
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Fav. Food: Poultry (especially chicken)
Best Sport: Snowboarding
Impt Things: Her legs
Hated Things: Pidgeons, the Kagura clan

                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Death Blow: close, b or f + C
Backlash: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Despair: f, d, df + P
Da Cide: b, db, d, df, f + K
Metal Massacre: d, db, b + K
Death Row: d, db, b + P (up to 3 times)

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Heaven's Gate: d, db, b, db, d, df, f + K

+++

Vice
Fighting Style: Based mainly on power techniques
Birthday: 28th November
Birthplace: Unknown
Blood Type: A
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 59 kg
Fav. Food: Plums
Best Sport: Bench press
Impt Things: Comic signed by Dan Brereton
Hated Things: Saisyu Kusanagi (Kyo's father)


                      o----------------------o
                              THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Death Blow: close, b or f + C
Backlash: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Gore Fest: close, f, df, d, db, b, f + C
Da Cide: b, db, d, df, f + K
Outrage: d, db, b + K
Ravenous: d, db, b + K in air

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Negative Gain: close, (f, df, d, db, b) + K

                                     -----------------

                                    ~~Boss Team~~

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mittelgebilde, Germany. A man of noble bearing sits in front of a massive pipe
organ and proceeds to stroke the keyboard. A man who appears to be his servant
approaches him.

SERVANT: "Herr Krauser..."

KRAUSER: "..."

Krauser, plays with the keys as he is presented with an envelope.

SERVANT: "Once again you have received this correspondence."

KRAUSER: "The King of Fighters, is it...? Rugal, I guess you've failed to do
away with yourself yet again."

SERVANT: "No, judging that this year's sponsors are clearly listed, I can
surmise that this KOF is different from the previous one, and appears to be a
legitimate competition...."

KRAUSER: "In that case, I wish to hear more. Open it."

The servant proceeds to open the envelope.

SERVANT: "Permit me.... The format of the competition will consist of a series
of matches just as the previous competition."

KRAUSER: "If that's so, then you most likely know who my teammates shall
be."

SERVANT: "Sir, just what are you implying...? There are limits, even if you
say it in jest."

KRAUSER: "Come, come. Who are they?"

SERVANT: "One Geese Howard and a Mr. Big."

KRAUSER: "Oh, ho, ho. A team of villains unbecoming of a public fighting
competition, is it? ...I like it. I think I'll accept."

SERVANT: "It's not my place to interject, but such a competition is not
worthy of your participation.... For you, Herr Krauser, I believe selecting a
more suitable venue would be advisable...."

Krauser's hands stop dancing along the keyboard.

KRAUSER: "You really shouldn't be so stuffy. This'll be nothing more than a
mere diversion. But one thing that piques my interest is that this competition
is simply a fighting competition supported by corporations. If this
competition were one of the usual pretexts for some underworld up-and-comer
to fulfill his petty ambitions, I wouldn't care in the least. But this year's
competition lacks that aura. A mere diversion...do you actually think someone
like Geese would enter such an event? I don't think so. He is up to something.
Most definitely.... And I must find what it is, don't you think? This
competition just may be more interesting than I had thought.... This may not
be such a diversion after all...."

SERVANT: "So you have thought this through. Well, then, Herr Krauser, I leave
you to your bidding."

KRAUSER: "Yes, very well...."

SERVANT: "Shall I prepare your combat ensemble and the orchestra? Very good."

KRAUSER: "And one more thing...I'd appreciate you sweeping this entire hall. I
think we have a nosey rodent or two in these environs."

The servant's face tense up as he immediately realizes the meaning to
Krauser's words.

SERVANT: "Oh...?! My apologies, sir, right away."

The servant turns on his heels. His voice reverberates through the hall.

KRAUSER: "So it has come to this, has it? I do so look forward to this King
of Fighters."

A grubby apartment. Light seeps in from a corner of the room to illuminate a
lone figure.

BIG: "Krauser is on the move? Are you sure?"

MINION: "It's certain. One of our agents has just notified us....
Unfortunately it appears all of our listening devices have been discovered."

BIG: "That's not important. As long as we know Krauser's planning to enter
the competition. Now it's all up to Geese. He should be losing his patience
for the Bogard brothers about now. I think we can assume his participation is
mostly in the bag. Things are getting interesting!"

MINION: "So you're actually thinking of teaming up with them and entering? As
far as our organization goes, those two are thorns in our sides.... Although
we can make use of them, we must not find ourselves being exploited. To avoid
that, wouldn't it be advisable for you to stay out of the competition...?"

BIG: "We can't go on wallowing in this petty underworld forever. In order to
extend our organization's influence, I can't sit this competition out. And if
my absence is seen as a retreat, I would never live down the shame."

MINION: "I understand where you are coming from. But...."

Big's minion finds himself looking down the end of a nunchuck.

BIG: "Do you know what I hate most?"

MINION: "Being told what to do, sir....Correct?"

BIG: "You know me too well. Now get lost."

Mr. Big remains in the room. He chomps down deliberately on a cigar.

BIG: "Wolfgang Krauser. Geese Howard. I don't know what YOU two are plotting,
but you'll have to get through me first to do it...."


A limousine in transit. The man in the front passenger seat looks back and
begins to address the person in the rear seat.

RIPPER: "We just got word from one of our undercover agents in Southtown. It
appears that Krauser and Big will enter the competition."

BILLY: "All the pieces just keep falling into place, don't they, Boss?"

GEESE: "That's because this year's KOF is just enough to whet Krauser and
Big's appetitites. Krauser will find his entry into legitimate society, and
Big has the chance to establish a foundation for the enlargement of his
organization....And I'm sure they're curious about what I'm up to. They know
I wouldn't halfheartedly enter just any fighting competition. I'll let them
discover what they may. I can't wait to see their faces when they realize
they're but my pawns.... Let's make sure they serve us well."

BILLY: "And there's one other matter we should take care of along the way."

GEESE: "Take care of? Hmph...you mean the Bogard brothers? They're not worth
the trouble. Those punks, however, have stood in my way far too often. I've
been tolerant of them until now, but it just may be time to smash those bugs
for good."

BILLY: "I see.... But I do regret that I won't be able to crush Iori Yagami
myself. I hear he's entered this competition too."

GEESE: "Ha, ha, ha.... I understand your regret. But leave that to me.
Leave everything to me.... I know it's out of character for me to be so
giddy. And I just think things are just going to get more entertaining..."

RIPPER: "We are entering Southtown presently."

GEESE: "Head for the port. I have to say hello to that Terry Bogard-he doesn't
know how deep he's in it this time."

BILLY: "I guess we'll just have to tell him then...this should be good!

GEESE: "Thing's are going to get pretty hectic from now on. The ultimate game
has begun.... Hoo, hoo...hah, hah, hah."

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Geese Howard
Fighting Style : Kobujutsu
Birthdate : 21st January
Nationality : American
Blood Group : B
Height : 183 cm
Weight : 82 kg
Likes : None

                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Tate Katate Nage: close, b or f + C
Shinkuu Nage: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Reppuuken: d, df, f + A
Double Reppuuken: d, df, f + C
Shippuken: d, db, b + P in air
Jaeiken: b, db, d, df, f + K
Hisho Nichirin: f, d, df + P
Joudan Atemi Nage: b, db, d, df, f + B
Chuudan Atemi Nage: b, db, d, df, f + D

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Ragings Storm: db, f, df, d, db, b, df + P

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Wolfgang Krauser
Fighting Style : varies
Birthdate : ?
Nationality : German
Blood Group : A
Height : 200 cm
Weight : 145 kg
Likes : collecting antiques

                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Cliffhanger Drop: close, b or f + C
Kaiser Driver '91: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Joudan Blitz Ball: d, db, b + A
Gedan Blitz Ball: d, db, b + C
Leg Tomahawk: d, df, f + K
Kaiser Kick: f, d, df + K
Kaiser Duel Sobat: b, db, d, df, f + K
Kaiser Suplex: close, f, df, d, db, b, f + C

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Kaiser Wave: f, b, db, d, df, f + P

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Mr. Big
Fighting Style : Bojutsu
Birthdate : 4th July
Nationality : American
Blood Group : B
Height : 187 cm
Weight : 81 kg
Likes : Southtown Control

                      o----------------------o
                                THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Million Dollar Buster: close, b or f + C
High Lift Throw: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Ground Blaster: d, df, f + P
Cross Diving: f, df, d, db, b + P
Spinning Lancer: f, df, d, db, b + K
Crazy Drum: P rapidly
California Romance: f, d, df + P

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o


Blaster Wave: (d, df, f)x2 + P

                                     -----------------

                       ~~Bosses (Edit Only)~~

To use them: Go to Edit Mode and hold Start then press
u + B, f + C, b + A, d + D and they'll be playable

Chizuru Kagura
Fighting Style : Kagura style of martial arts
Birthdate : 26th June
Nationality : Japan
Blood Group : AB
Height : 169 cm
Weight : 52 kg
Measurements: 85cm, 57cm, 84cm
Likes : Sleeping. Motorcycle racing
Fav. Food  : Spicy foods (sour, acidic foods)
Strong Sports  : Motorcycle Racing
Impt Things  : Her pet Java sparrow, Chee-chan
Hated Things  : Unfairness


                      o----------------------o
                              THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Reigetsu: close, b or f + C
Kaiten: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

108 Katsu Tamayura no Shitsune: d, df, f + P
100 Katsu Tenjin no Kotowari: f, d, df + P
212 Katsu Shinsoku no Norito: f, df, d, db, b + P or K
Tenzui: Shinsoku no Norito, d, db, b + same button used in above move

                      o----------------------o
                              SUPER MOVE
                      o----------------------o

Rimen 85 Katsu: Reigi no Ishizue: d, db, b, db, d, df, f + P
	Rimen 1 Katsu: Sanrai no Fujin: (d, db, b)x2 + K
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Leopold Goenitz (playable on PS2 only)
Fighting Style : Power of Orochi
Birthdate : July 20th
Nationality : Unknown
Blood Group : Unknown
Height : 193 cm
Weight : 88 kg
Likes : Rock-Climing
Fav. Food  : Mushroom Dishes
Strong Sports  : Windsurfing
Impt Things  : Loyalty
Disliked Things  : Stupid Human


                      o----------------------o
                              THROWS
                      o----------------------o

Meifu no Mon: close, b or f + C
Soukatsu Satsu: close, b or f + D

                      o----------------------o
                            SPECIAL MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Yonokaze: b, db, d, df, f + any button
Wanhyou Mametsu: d, db, b + C
Wanhyou Tokobuse: d, db, b + A
Hyouga: d, db, b + K

                      o----------------------o
                          DESPERATION MOVES
                      o----------------------o

Yamidoukoku: close, (f, df, d, db, b)x2 + P
Shinyaitome Mizuchi: d, db, b, db, d, df, f + P
Shinyaotome Jisooukoku: Max Mode, d, db, b, db, d, df, f + P

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        WINQUOTES
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        ENDINGS
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+Japan+
Goenitz: What a surprise. I didn't think the Kusanagi were so tough! My
mistake... what the... oh, well. But don't even think of getting involved with
the Orochi Power.

Kagura: No way, ugly. I will seal off the Orochi Power for good. By the blood
of Kusanagi, Kyo Kusanagi. Concentrate carefully. Only you can expel the
Orochi. And if you find you can't, the Kusanagi will never forgive you! You
cannot escape the destiny of the Kusanagi.

Goenitz: Hmph. You self-centered, sanctimonious... give it up! Silly broad,
ahhh... a fine wind blows. The time has come.
Benimaru: Trying to escape, huh?

Goenitz: No, I am being called... to heaven.

Kyo: You may have known the Kusanagi of 1800 years before, but the Orochi were
unable to discern my strength! Here we are even!

Benimaru: At last it's all over.

Kyo: Aaah.

Benimaru: What's next?

Kyo: Gotta go home, dude. Finals are coming up!

Benimaru: You liar. You'll get home and crash.

Kyo: Shut up, girly-boy. Give it a rest!

Benimaru: Who you calling girly-boy?

Kyo: You, swish-face!

Daimon: Oh, when are you two going to grow up? Study hard, you guys!

Benimaru: Later, Daimon!

Daimon: Later!

Kyo: Yagami? Kagura? Orochi? All the old cast is accounted for. At least, my
duty is done.

Iori: We still have a few accounts to settle!

Kagura: You cannot escape the destiny of the Kusanagi!

Goenitz: But don't even think of getting involved with the Orochi Power.

Kyo: Well, at least life won't be boring for a while!

Benimaru: At last it's over, eh, Kyo?

Kyo: No... it's just begun!

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+Fatal Fury+

Goenitz: It seems I played around a little too much... Kagura, your warriors
were too much for me... but you will never seal off the Orochi Power again.
Give it up now, while you still can.

Kagura: Don't flatter yourself, ugly. The Orochi Power is as good as locked
away.

Goenitz: You vain fools... oh, a fine wind blows. My time has come.

Terry: Hey, you're not getting away.

Goenitz: No, I'm not... I'm dying you idiot! I'm being called away... to
heaven.

Letter from Andy Bogard to Terry:
  Dear Terry, how are things? Well, it's been over a month since The King of
Fighters'96. I'm back to training every day and I'm kicking butt. Mai is as
always in fine form... well, that's all for now.

P.S. I'm slated to be the hero soon. Enclosed is a picture I'm sure you'll
enjoy. I won't be writting for a while. So, in the meantime take it easy.
                              Andy Bogard

Terry: You, too... little brother.

Child: Hey, Terry... let's shoot some hoops!

Terry: Okay!

------
+AOF+

Goenitz: What a surprise... eh, Kagura? You guys really know your stuff! but
you will never seal off the Orochi Power again. Give it up now, while you still
can.

Kagura: Don't flatter yourself, ugly. The Orochi Power is as good as locked
away.

Goenitz: You vain fools... oh, a fine wind blows. My time has come.

Ryo: You're not getting away.

Goenitz: No, I'm being called away... to heaven.

Ryo: What was up with that guy?

Yuri: Hey, the woman's gone, too.

Robert: What? I just don't get it!

Yuri: Who cares! We won, right?

Robert: Yeah, you're right. Huh, Ryo? We should inform the master.

Yuri: Yeah, Dad will be glad to hear from us.

Ryo: Ah, I guess so. Let's go home!

???: Ryo! Yuri! Robert!

Ryo & Robert: Did you hear something?

Yuri: I, I don't believe it!

Mr. Karate: Ha, ha, ha! Wacka, wacka, wubba, wubba! The legendary Mr. Karate is
here!

Ryo: What are you doing, Dad?

Yuri: Yeah, Dad! What's the deal?

Robert: Master, it's not Halloween!

Mr. Karate: I'm not your master. I'm the legendary Mr. Karate! I saw your
little battle. You did the Kyokugen proud. But you don't understand all of
Kyokugen, and a whole bunch of people who are aching to teach you what's what!

Yuri: Hey, Ryo! Let's amascray!

Mr. Karate: Hey, all of you, listen up...

Ryo: But Dad's not finished. I wonder what's with that silly mask!

Yuri: Oh, let him babble on! He'll never miss us!

Robert: Yeah, Ryo. If we don't get out of here, we'll have to bear his
preaching!

Ryo: You're right. Okay, a discreet exit. Stage left!

Mr. Karate: ...and that's why you must keep training. To understand... hey,
where...? They got away!

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+Ikari+

Goenitz: What a surprise... eh, Kagura? You guys really know your stuff! but
you will never seal off the Orochi Power again. Give it up now, while you still
can.

Kagura: Don't flatter yourself, ugly. The Orochi Power is as good as locked
away.

Goenitz: You vain fools... and you, young lady! You can't escape your ancestry!
Your destiny is carved in granite!

Leona: M, my destiny...

Goenitz: Gah... oh, a fine wind blows. My time has come.

Ralf: Thinking of escape?

Goenitz: No, I'm being called away... to heaven.

Ralf: That dweeb. Did he kill himself? And the babe is gone. What's going on
here?

Clark: We got wrapped up in something wild. We gotta report this to the
commander. There's gonna be trouble.

Ralf: Ahh, but above that...
Leona: What?

Ralf: Leona...

Clark: You're still Leona. No need to get caught up in silly tales of
hereditary destinies.

Leona: But, what should I do...?

Ralf & Clark: Aaah...

Ralf: Well, at any rate, just laugh and your troubles will fly on little
gossamer wings!

Clark: It's not so simple, because of this, the commander...

Ralf: Because of this what? Are you picking a fight?

Clark: You wanna piece of me?!

Ralf: How 'bout a chunk, pellet head!

Ralf: OW! YOU...

Clark: How about that!

Ralf: Hey, Clark. I'm sorry. You were right.

Clark: That's Mr. Clark to you!

Ralf: OWW! MR. CLARK.

*Leona smiles*

Ralf: Now that's better!

------
+Psycho Soldier+

Goenitz: What a surprise... eh, Kagura? You guys really know your stuff! but
you will never seal off the Orochi Power again. Give it up now, while you still
can.

Kagura: Don't flatter yourself, ugly. The Orochi Power is as good as locked
away.

Goenitz: You vain fools... and to you, human lovers, you talk of hope for the
future? Humans aren't as smart as you think! You'll change your tune soon...
you can savings and loan on it...

Athena: That's bank on it. And we'll show you! We know a thing or two about a
thing or two!

Goenitz: Gah... I look forward to that. On, a fine wind blows. My time has
come.

Kensou: Where are you going? Thinking of escape?

Goenitz: No, I'm being called away... to heaven.

Chin: He killed himself?

Kensou: Hey, the babe's gone, too!

Athena: Master, we aren't in the wrong, are we?

Chin: It's true we humans are a destructive bunch. But, as you said, humans can
change for the better. And you can credit union on that!

Athena: That's bank on that! And, by gosh, you're right!

Chin: Ahhh... but I sure am tired! I gotta take a break.

Kensou: W, wait... master!

Athena: No... you can't... master!

Chin: Oh, give it a rest. I'm not that old!

Athena: M, master...

Kensou: You silly master!

Chin: Goo! W, what! When I was so fast asleep! And you called me silly?

Kensou: Because you're silly, I called you silly!

Chin: What did you say?!

Athena: Hey, stop it you two! I'm serious!

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+Kim Team+

Goenitz: What a surprise... eh, Kagura? You guys really know your stuff! but
you will never seal off the Orochi Power again. Give it up now, while you still
can.

Kagura: Don't flatter yourself, ugly. The Orochi Power is as good as locked
away.

Goenitz: You vain fools... oh, a fine wind blows. My time has come.

Kim: You're not getting away.

Goenitz: No, I'm being called away... to heaven.

Kim: What a fool... taking his own life!

Chang: Hey, the cutey's gone, too!

Choi: Hey, you're right!

Kim: I hope I see her again. Hubba, hubba! But instead of that, you guys...

Chang & Choi: Uh, oh!

Kim: Congratulations. You guys really proved yourselves! You're free to go!

Chang: Eh. Finally...

Choi: R, really?

Kim: Really. You did great!

Chang: All right!

Choi: Our days of suffering and penitence are over!

Chang: When I think we can get away from Kim, I just can't stop laughing!

Choi: How true!

Chang & Choi: Hah, hah, hah, hah, hah...

Chang & Choi: Ah!

Kim: What did you say?

------
+Women Team+

Goenitz: What a surprise... eh, Kagura? You guys really know your stuff! but
you will never seal off the Orochi Power again. Give it up now, while you still
can.

Kagura: Don't flatter yourself, ugly. The Orochi Power is as good as locked
away.

Goenitz: You vain fools... oh, a fine wind blows. My time has come.
King: You're not getting away.

Goenitz: No, I'm being called away... to heaven.

Mai: What the heck was that? And the Kagura's gone, too!

King: That Goenitz guy must have been the legendary enemy of the Kusanagi.
Kyo's ancestors!

Mai: She knew Kyo?

Kasumi: Not only Kyo, the whole Kusanagi clan!

Mai: Hey, this is just too major a concept for me!

Kasumi: Yeah, it's too deep for me, too!

King: Well, anyway, we won again. It's party time, girls!

Mai & Kasumi: All right!

King: That is, Mai, no dancing on the tables for you... and no praying to the
porcelain God!

Mai: Okay! It's okay. Trust me. Right, Kasumi?

Kasumi: Of course!

Mai: King, I brought you a little present.

King: A present?

Jan: Sis!

King: J, Jan! It's you! You're so healthy!

Jan: I fought hard, sis! I promised I'd come and see you when you got back!

King: Jan!

Mai: Sorry for keeping it a secret. We told Jan to surprise you!

Jan: Sis, I always watched you fight on TV! I cheered for you to win!

King: Oh, Jan!

Mai: Hee, hee. We've found the invincible King's weak point.

King: Hey, Mai, knock it off!!

Jan: Yeah, I'm the strongest in our family!

King: Why you little! Ha, ha.

Kasumi: We got you there, King!

King: Mai, Kasumi. Let's drink up!

Mai: Sweet! That's what we were waiting to hear!

Kasumi: Yeah, make mine a double Orange Juice.

King: You guys are the greatest!

------
+Yagami Team+

Goenitz: I understimated the strength of the Yagami... but you dupes should
know Yagami is dangerous! If he possesses the Orochi Power he and you will be
destroyed by his awesome power!

Vice: You mean the legendary "Riot of the Blood"?

Mature: Don't worry about us, loser.

Goenitz: Yeah, I guess you're right. You'll find out soon enough... a fine wind
blows. It's time.

Iori: Gonna run away to Mommy, huh? Fine with us!

Goenitz: No, I'm being called... to heaven.

Vice: Hey, did he... die?

Mature: Perhaps. He's just that kinda guy.

Vice: But that Yagami is one scary dude!

Mature: Are you shaking?

Vice: Yeah, he ain't normal. But, that guy... I mean... he's really tough.

Iori: W, what? I can't see! YAAAH! UNNHHH! GYA... GWAAAAH!

Vice: Hey, Yagami, take it easy!

Mature: Oh, my God... I, it's the... "Riot of the Blood"!

Vice: GAH. You mean there's nothing we can do?

Mature: OOOWAAAAH! Ya, Yagami!

Iori: GOOOWAAAAAH!

------
+Boss Team+

Goenitz: Just as I thought. Your hate served you well. But you should leave the
Orochi behind. If you don't...

Geese: How many times do I have to tell you, I hate being ordered around!

Goenitz: Is that so... a fine wind blows. It's time.

Geese: Go ahead, escape, you loser!

Goenitz: No, I'm being called... to heaven.

Geese: Killed himself. Good. In the end the Orochi was nothing to write home
about.

Billy blocks a bullet shot at Geese by Mr. Big with his pole

Billy: Geese, you okay?

Geese: Billy...

Billy: ....

Geese: What are you doing here? What's going on?

Mr. Big: Just a way to thank you for bringing us into this bizarre tournament.
You used us like prawns! I'll make you pay someday. Prepare yourself.

Geese: That's pawns! And you just do as you like, Chrome Dome!

Krauser: It was quite entertaining. Later, Geese!

Billy: Let's get outta here, boss. We'll hit the sauna.

Geese: Yeah, Billy. Good idea.

Shows pic of Terry

Geese: We'll rest ourselves up, then bust some heads!

------
+God's Caliber Team+

Goenitz: I guess I understimated you. I never thought... but this isn't the end
for you.

Iori: Hah! TAKE THAT!

Goenitz: AHHHHH!

Kyo: Hah! Eat this, pal!

Goenitz: GYAAAH!

Goenitz: Why? Why is there no wind? GYAAAAAH!

Iori: Wow! I normally don't blast crimson flames! Wild!

Kagura: Kusanagi defeats, Yagami disposes. You have relived the events of 1800
years before! The evil serpent has been sealed off by the crimson flames of
Yagami, defeated by Kusanagi!

Kagura: The crimson flame of Yagami came from a part of your long-repressed
true essence.

Iori: Nonesense! I don't buy that freudian garbage!

Kagura: The blue flames you control come from the Orochi Power flowing within
you. The reason for your bloodline's short life is this Orochi Power. If you
continue to use that power, you, too, will..

Yagami: Die? Who, me? I'm Yagami!

Iori: HUH! GAH! DOWAAAAH!

Kagura: Get a grip, Yagami! The Kusanagi-Yagami feud is pointless. Give it up
and destroy the Orochi Power with Kyo Kusanagi! We need your strength.

Iori: Shut up! I live according to my will. No one orders me around!

Kagura: Are you the same, Kyo?

Kyo: The battle is not between the Kusanagis and the Yagamis. It's between him
and me. I know nothing of the past. If the Orochi appears before Yagami, he'll
destroy it. If the Orochi appears before me, I'll destroy it, too. So long...

Kagura: Kusanagi, we have watched your battle over the years. We have no
intention to favor one over the other. We know this battle is inevitably
senseless. Yagami, you, too, will someday realize this! And you, Kusanagi...
you are destined to face the same fate! Until then, I'll...

------
+Goenitz's team+

Goenitz: A fierce opponent, and a good looking guy. A suitable end for this
little farce. But let's really end it. Let's color the curtain with your blood!

Goenitz: GAAAH. WHAT'S THIS?

Kagura: You have just battled yourself, fool. If you destroy him, you destroy
yourself.

Goenitz: Talk about the ultimate form of masochism? You sirprise me with your
power, Kagura!

Kagura: I'm not alone, wiener-schnitzel breath!

Geese: What?

Partner 1: Where am I?

Kagura: You have awoken from the Orochi spell.

Goenitz: Hmmm, even after her death she still kept her eyes on me!

Partner 2: What?

Kagura: Goenitz, you...

Goenitz: But I have no regrets. The story is about to end here... an end
unseen... the final curtain.

 Goenitz disappeard alone with the wind. And all freed from this spell, each
went back to searching for their own destinies.

Kagura: The wind... it's stopped! Thank you, sis! Now you can rest in peace.

------
+Edit Team+

Goenitz: What a surprise... eh, Kagura? You guys really know your stuff! but
you will never seal off the Orochi Power again. Give it up now, while you still
can.

Kagura: Don't flatter yourself, ugly. The Orochi Power is as good as locked
away.

Goenitz: You vain fools... oh, a fine wind blows. My time has come.

????: You're not getting away.

Goenitz: No, I'm being called away... to heaven.

Kagura: Ladies and gentlemen! Thank you! At last Goenitz's foolish fantasies
are crushed. If he had won, we'd all be cowering in fear of the forces of evil!
A scary thought, huh? But ladies and gentlemen, all does not end here! Someday
the forces of evil will thunder through our world again. And when that
happens... well, I'm sure we'll meet again. Good night!

 Here ends the tournament. Based on the power of these three heroes, the
forces of darkness have been cleared from the earth. And everyone is dancing in
the streets! But, ironically, the deeds of these heroes go unknown. These three
did not go down in history and, to find there destiny, scattered to the far
corners of the world. But this battle was perhaps simply a prelude to a greater
catastrophe. A catastrophe of which no one is aware... until...!

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        CREDITS
o--------------------o

SNK whom created the game
KOF10th for the Main Story (Introduction) and Team Story
You for reading this FAQ
GameFAQs and SBAllen for hosting the FAQ