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    Character Profile FAQ by discoinferno84

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    The King of Fighters 2006
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    Character Profile FAQ
    Version 1.0
    10/23/2006
    
    Version 1.0: Completed basic data and story for each character. Expect
                 their prologues sometime soon!
    
    Copyright 2005 Justin "discoinferno84" Boot. Any unauthorized use of this 
    guide is a violation of copyright law. This guide is to be used exclusively on 
    Gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com) and may not be publicly distributed otherwise. See 
    the end of this FAQ for further explanation.
    
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    Contents
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    I.    Introduction
    II.   Menu Controls
    III.  Character Profiles
        1) Alba Meira
        2) Armor Ralf
        3) Athena Asamiya
        4) B. Jenet
        5) Billy Kane
        6) Chae Lim
        7) Clark Still
        8) Duke
        9) Fio
       10) Hanzo Hattori
       11) Hyena
       12) Iori Yagami
       13) Jivatma
       14) K'
       15) Kim
       16) Kula Diamond
       17) Kyo Kusanagi
       18) Kyo Kusanagi Classic
       19) Leona
       20) Lien Neville
       21) Lilly Kane
       22) Luise Meyrink
       23) Mr. Karate
       24) Mai Shiranui
       25) Maxima
       26) Mignon Beart
       27) Nagase
       28) Nightmare Geese
       29) Ninon Beart
       30) Ralf Jones
       31) Richard Myer
       32) Ryo Sakazaki
       33) Rock Howard
       34) Seth
       35) Soiree Meira
       36) Terry Bogard
       37) Wild Wolf
       38) Yuri Sakazaki
    IV.   Conclusion
    V.    Copyrights and Other Legal Stuff
    VI.   Contact Information
    VII.  Credits and Special Thanks
    
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    I. Introduction
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    Hey folks! Welcome to The King of Fighters 2006 (aka Maximum Impact 2 for all
    of you in Japan), the latest installment of the King of Fighters series. This
    game is chock full of combatants...38 to be exact! Longtime fans will recognize
    nearly all of the fighters, some of which haven't been depicted in 3D until
    now. Though there's huge roster of warriors at your disposal, each comes with
    his or her unique story, background, and information, all of which can be 
    unlocked once you've beaten the game with the respective character. But in
    case you can't wait to get some info on your favorite character, hopefully this
    little guide should serve you well.
    
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    II. Menu Controls
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    **NOTE** In order to view a character's profile, you must first beat the game
             with the character. Afterwards, return to the game's main menu, then
             select 'Profile' (it's the middle option in the second row).
             Afterward, select the character's profile you want to see. From that
             point on, the Character Profile Menu will feature a fighter's data,
             story, and prologue, as well as feature the character in their attack
             stance on the righthand part of the screen.
    
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    Viewing Data:
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    Controls                                           Effect
    
    Left and Right Directional Buttons:    Selection among data, story, and prologue
    Up and Down Directional Buttons:       Scroll up or down to view information
    Circle Button:                         Menu  
    X Button:                              Menu
    Start Button:                          Eliminate data screens and allow for full
                                           screen character viewing
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    Viewing Characters
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    L1: Rotate character clockwise
    L2: Rotate character counterclockwise
    R1: Zoom in
    R2: Zoom out
    Start Button: Return to data screens
    
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    Using Menu:
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    Up and Down Directional Buttons:       Menu Selection
    Circle Button:                         Confirm
    X Button:                              Confirm
    Triangle Button:                       Cancel
    Square Button:                         Cancel
    
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    Menu Options:
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    Cancel:           Return to the profile of the character currently displayed.
    Character Change: Return to the Character Selection screen
    Type Change:      Toggle between a character's regular and alternate costumes.
    Color Change:     Change the color pallet of the character's costume.
    Main Menu:        Return to the game's Main Menu.
    
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    III. Character Profiles
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    1) Alba Meira
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    Birthday: June 6
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 146 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: Germany
    Fighting Style: Personal Style of Chinese Boxing + Martial Arts
    Hobbies: Playing billiards, Driving
    Favorite Things: A picture of his parents, and his kid brother, Soiree.
    Likes: Sunglasses
    Dislikes: Fish dishes - sashimi grosses him out most.
    Special Skills: Able to remember 8-digit numbers at a single glance.
    Nickname: Devil of Daybreak
    
    Story:
    
    Having lost their parents at the age of three, Alba and Soiree were placed in
    a German orphanage. Alba escaped on his 14th birthday and came to settle finally
    in Southtown where he met 'King' Fate and made a name for himself under his
    tutelage. 
    
    After Fate died in a turf war with Mephistopheles, Alba avenged his death,
    defeated Mephistopheles, and subsequently became Southtown's new leader. Now
    he spends his days restoring order to Southtown with Soiree and their friends.
    
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    2) Armor Ralf
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    Birthday: August 25
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 198 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Martial Arts + Heidern's Assassination Arts
    Hobbies: Collecting Knives
    Favorite Things: A medal from the President
    Likes: Gum
    Dislikes: Snakes
    Special Skills: Baseball
    Nickname: The Marauding Lupine Carnivore
    
    Story:
    
    Ralf Jones is one of the one-eyed mercenary Heidern's men he trusts most.
    Proficient in the use of all weapons, even without a knife he has safely
    Returned from battlefields with the lowest survival rates, using his 
    well-tempered and powerful body as a weapon. Ralf fears nothing, often
    plunging into the jaws of death without concern for personal safety.
    
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    3) Athena Asamiya
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    Birthday: March 14
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 110 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: ESP + Chinese Boxing
    Hobbies: Astrology, Good at typing text messages fast.
    Favorite Things: Her tea set, letters from fans.
    Likes: Maple shaped bean jam bun
    Dislikes: Grasshoppers
    Special Skills: Lacrosse
    Nickname: The Eternal Psychic Idol
    
    Story:
    
    Athena's the singing and dancing ESP idol/high school student. To control and
    enhance her abilities as a Psycho Soldier, she trains under the master Chinese
    boxer, Chin Gentsai.
    
    She has a ticklish relationship with Sie Kensou, fellow trainee and more than
    just a friend. Athena, of course, is well aware of his feelings toward her.
    
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    4) B. Genet
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    Birthday: January 23
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 108 lbs
    Blood Type: AB
    Origin: England
    Fighting Style: LK Arts
    Hobbies: nail art & violating territorial waters.
    Favorite Things: Her friends of the Liline Knights, the new weapon made to
                     Liline Knights specifications
    Likes: The quiet at the depth of 1000 meters undersea, Sirloin Steak (carefully
           Kept in storage)
    Dislikes: Diesel-powered ships (they stink).
    Special Skills: Synchronizing her stomach's clock within 1 minute of real time.
    Nickname: The Corsair under the Skull and Crossbones
    
    Story:
    
    Actually Jennie Behrn, daughter of the Behrn family, an influential
    International cartel, sh came to loathe her luxuriant but tedious life and left
    home to form the Liline Knights pirate band who vow to steal for the weak and
    poor.
    
    In her dress with its skull-and-crossbones pattern, she plays the role of a
    grown woman but still can't avoid her childish tendencies.
    
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    5) Billy Kane
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    Birthday: December 25
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 172 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: England
    Fighting Style: Cudgel Arts
    Hobbies: Doing laundry
    Favorite Things: His kid sister (Lilly)
    Likes: His kid sister's dishes.
    Dislikes: Dirty clothes
    Special Skills: Pole Vaulting
    Nickname: The Don's Right-Hand Man
    
    Story:
    
    Consigliore to Geese Howard, former ruler of Southtown, and a master at cudgel
    arts with his 3-joint cane. Billy was a loyal henchman to the end. After
    Geese's death, Billy left the underworld to lead a quiet life with his sister
    in the English countryside.
    
    But enraged over the growing influence of new Southtown gangs led by Duke and
    The Meira brothers respectively, he takes his cane in his hand once more.
    
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    6) Chae Lim
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    Birthday: May 5
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 132 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: South Korea
    Fighting Style: Tae Kwon Do
    Hobbies: Checking the food stands of Dongdaemun Markets
    Favorite Things: The gloves for matches she received from Master Kim
    Likes: Teddy bears
    Dislikes: Liars
    Special Skills: Good at making clothing (all her clothes are handmade) 
    Nickname: The Tae Kwon Do Zephyr
    
    Story:
    
    A disciple of Kim, South Korea's leading Tae Kwon Do athlete, Chae began the
    art at the age of 4and was said to be Kim's hidden weapon as she had been
    banned from entering tournaments. She more than proved her ability, however,
    in the last KOF.
    
    Although she may appear similar to Kim, overly serious, strait-laced and
    Placing tae Kwon Do above all, she's just a normal girl once she takes off
    her gym clothes.
    
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    7) Clark Still
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    Birthday: May 7
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 232 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Martial Arts + Heidern's Assassination Arts 
    Hobbies: Collecting guns
    Favorite Things: His sunglasses
    Likes: Oatmeal
    Dislikes: Slugs
    Special Skills: Wrestling 
    Nickname: The Tough, Cool Guy
    
    Story:
    
    He's a top mercenary who's been through many a battlefield with his sidekick
    Ralf. Unlike the emotional ralf, he's a cool pro who always keeps his head. He
    Mostly backs up his overly daring partner, but conversely this illustrates the
    overwhelming trust Ralf places in Clark.
    
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    8) Duke
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    Birthday: Unknown
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 251 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: Unknown
    Fighting Style: Personal Method of Fighting Arts 
    Hobbies: Listening to opera
    Favorite Things: Pet dogs (5 St. Bernards)
    Likes: Russian-style beef cutlets
    Dislikes: The scar on his neck
    Special Skills: Breaking codes
    Nickname: The Man Hell Coughed Up
    
    Story:
    
    In addition to being boss of Addes's sub-syndicate Mephistopheles, he is also
    One of the Children of Kokaviel's top leaders. But he was defeated by Alba in
    the previous KOF he sponsored and driven to break Mephistopheles up.
    
    Hoping to restore his power in the syndicate this time, he pulls the wires
    behind the current tournament at the behest of his bosses.
    
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    9) Fio
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    Birthday: October 2
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 95 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: Italy (Genova)
    Fighting Style: Military Combat Arts
    Hobbies: Cooking, needlework
    Favorite Things: Peppino, a teddy bear who's been with her since she was born 
    Likes: Ice tea (Queen Mary)
    Dislikes: Hot drinks, hot baths
    Special Skills: Ballroom dancing
    Nickname: The Bespectacled Master Sergeant
    
    Story:
    
    He real name is Fiolina Germi, heiress to Italy's wealthy House of Germi. Since
    her family requires a military stint of its heirs, she entered the army, but an
    error landed her in the Sparrows Special Ops Squad, and sent her to the front
    lines.
    
    She always says, "It's okay, I'm fine." At a glance she appears a bit too prim,
    But she's a hardened veteran of many conflicts.
    
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    10) Hanzo Hattori
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    Birthday: Unknown 
    Height: Approx. 5'9" (estimate)
    Weight: Approx. 132 lbs (estimate)
    Blood Type: A (Speculation)
    Origin: Japan (Dewa Sanchu)
    Fighting Style: Iga Ninja Arts
    Hobbies: Tea ceremony
    Favorite Things: His family 
    Likes: Sweet sesame dumplings (speculation)
    Dislikes: Anti-Tokugawa insurgents
    Special Skills: Ninja arts, fading into darkness
    Nickname: The Ruler of the Shadowlands
    
    Story:
    
    A ninja who serves as the Tokugawa shogunate, Hanzo leads a ninja band active
    in history's shadows to preserve the old feudal order. An ideal ninja, he
    possesses dazzling mystical abilities and remains steadfast in his devotion
    to duty.
    
    He is taciturn and rarely makes his feelings known, but he is deeply fond of
    his family.
    
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    11) Hyena
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    Birthday: August 17 
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 172 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: France
    Fighting Style: Chicken Style Combat 
    Hobbies: Intelligence gathering
    Favorite Things: His stylish hair
    Likes: Soft-boiled eggs
    Dislikes: People whom he can't use
    Special Skills: Sucking up, scheming, wheedling, and feigning death
    Nickname: The Velvet-Tongued Toady
    
    Story:
    
    Hyena is Duke's henchman. His eloquence has helped him survive in the
    underworld. Once Duke's lackey, Hyena went into hiding when Mephistopheles
    collapsed and Duke vanished, but since he spun his abilities among underworld
    media, he got an invite to KOF, and with a new curl in his bangs he heads for
    the event. Just where will his "abilities" take him in the end?
    
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    12) Iori Yagami
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    Birthday: March 25
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 174 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: The Ancient Martial Arts of Yagami + basic Instinct (Based on
                    the Ways of Kusanagi) 
    Hobbies: Playing in his band
    Favorite Things: None
    Likes: Meat
    Dislikes: Violence
    Special Skills: Good at all sports
    Nickname: The Flame of Finality
    
    Story:
    
    Iori is the descendant of the Yagami who once drove away the Orochi with the
    Kusanagis. The Yagami Clan was originally known as the Yasakani, but at the
    conclusion of a clash with the Kusanagis, they mixed their blood with the
    Orochi to gain greater power and subsequently adopted the name Yagami.
    
    Iori shows little concern for life, his own included, and lives by the moment,
    Tormented by his Orochi blood. All he is interested and obsessed by is Kyo.
    
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    13) Jivatma
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    Birthday: December 31
    Height: 6'9"
    Weight: 214 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: Indonesia
    Fighting Style: ways of Punishment
    Hobbies: Observing humanity
    Favorite Things: His own body
    Likes: A body approaching physical perfection
    Dislikes: Weak bodies
    Special Skills: Astrology
    Nickname: The Glare from the Abyss
    
    Story:
    
    The boss of Kusiel, sub-syndicate of the secret syndicate Addes, and a member
    Of Addes's top leaders, the Children of Kokaviel. But his origins and history
    are veiled in mystery.
    
    His sweetly polite voice belies the phony courtesy of the conceited man
    nicknamed the Dark Talon. He has frightening abilities, boasting a fighting
    style he brags is punishment to the weak. He faces the fighters who make it
    to the finals.
    
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    14) K'
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    Birthday: Unknown 
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 143 lbs
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Origin: Unknown
    Fighting Style: Pure Violence 
    Hobbies: None
    Favorite Things: None 
    Likes: Beef jerky
    Dislikes: KOF, Sweets
    Special Skills: None
    Nickname: The Better K
    
    Story:
    
    He's the aloof, world-weary operative from NESTS. Provided with Kyo Kusanagi's
    powers, he can control flame., but his abilities are extremely unstable, so he
    Wears a special glove on his right hand to keep his powers from running wild.
    
    Along with Maxima he betrayed NESTS, presuming this restore his old memories
    once it fell apart, but his past still remains as much a mystery as ever.
    
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    15) Kim
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    Birthday: December 21
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 172 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: South Korea
    Fighting Style: Tae Kwon Do
    Hobbies: Karaoke
    Favorite Things: His wife and two sons 
    Likes: Korean squid sashimi, Korean barbecue
    Dislikes: Evil
    Special Skills: Gymnastics 
    Nickname: The National Tae Kwon Do Treasure
    
    Story:
    
    Kim is the national treasure of South Korean Tae Kwon Do, widely known for his
    Strength, noble character as one who reviles evil, and his many disciples. Aware
    of his obligation to the young, Kim appoints Chae to enter KOF, but unable to
    forget the hot battles against strong foes, he folds and enters the tournament.
    
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    16) Kula Diamond
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    Birthday: May 29
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 106 lbs
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Origin: Unknown
    Fighting Style: Anti-K' Arts 
    Hobbies: Gathering replacement parts for Candy
    Favorite Things: Candy
    Likes: Strawberry sherbet, lollipops
    Dislikes: Crowds, flames
    Special Skills: Skating
    Nickname: The Icicle Fox
    
    Story:
    
    An operative for the secret organization NETS, her codename is Anti-K'. She's 
    able to freeze airborne moisture at will thanks to surgical modification, but
    the surgery has left part of her emotionally immature. 
    
    Initially she opposed K', but gradually came to a mutual understanding as a
    result of their shared fate of having their lives ruined by NESTS. After the
    destruction of NESTS, she began to work with K' and Maxima.  
    
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    17) Kyo Kusanagi
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    Birthday: December 12
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Blood Type: B (Rh-)
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: The Ancient Arts of Kusanagi + Personal Style of Chinese Boxing
    Hobbies: Writing poetry
    Favorite Things: His motorcycle & girlfriend (Yuki)
    Likes: Broiled fish
    Dislikes: Effort
    Special Skills: Ice hockey
    Nickname: The Purifying Flame
    
    Story: 
    
    He's the true heir to the Ancient Arts of Kusanagi that let him manipulate
    flame. But he loathes the outdated feud between the Kusanagis and Yagamis and
    their connection with the Orochi; this makes him reticent to his duties as his
    bloodline's heir.
    
    After battles with the Orochi and NESTS, fearing to involve his friends and 
    family in his troubles, he roams the world but has begun to get a little
    homesick.
    
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    18) Kyo Kusanagi Classic
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    Birthday: December 12
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Blood Type: B (Rh-)
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: The Ancient Martial Arts of Kusanagi + Personal Boxing Style
    Hobbies: Writing poetry
    Favorite Things: His motorcycle & girlfriend (Yuki)
    Likes: Broiled fish
    Dislikes: Effort
    Special Skills: Ice hockey
    Nickname: The Red Lotus of the Sun
    
    
    Story:
    
    The true heir to the Ancient Martial Arts of Kusanagi, he surpassed his father
    at the mere age of 15. Seeking great strength, he traveled to test his abilities
    but as a result remains a high school student, failing to meet attendance
    requirements. He has a strong-willed girlfriend and an annoying groupie disciple
    Shingo Yabuki.
    
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    19) Leona
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    Birthday: January 10
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 123 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: Unknown
    Fighting Style: Martial Arts + Heidern's Assassination Arts 
    Hobbies: Visiting factories
    Favorite Things: None
    Likes: None
    Dislikes: Blood
    Special Skills: None 
    Nickname: The Silent Soldier 
    
    Story:
    
    One of the Orochi Hakketsu clan and daughter of Geidel. She has repressed the
    abominable memory of having killed her parents as a result of her Orochi blood
    running wild along with her other emotions.
    
    Her adoptive father Heidern provided her the chance to work as an operative, and
    she has gradually begun to open her heart thanks to her work with Ralf and
    Clark.
    
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    20) Lien Neville
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    Birthday: October 17
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 121 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: England
    Fighting Style: Homicidal Karate + Ability to use numerous deadly weapons 
    Hobbies: Scuba diving
    Favorite Things: Her father's pocket watch
    Likes: Tomatoes
    Dislikes: Liars
    Special Skills: Assassination (She has thorough knowledge of all the body's
                    pressure points. 
    Nickname: The Sexy Avenger of the Shadows
    
    Story:
    
    To effect her revenge, Lien spent her youth polishing her skills as an assassin
    for Duke, the man who killed her parents. Her objective is to slay Duke and
    destroy the secret syndicate "Addes" that rules over him. But due to over a
    decade in his presence, feelings for him other than hate often plague her. At
    Duke's behest, she had a hand in the former 'King' Fate's death and is now a 
    target of Alba and Soiree, but her final goal is destroying Duke.
    
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    21) Lilly Kane
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    Birthday: October 16
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 106 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: England
    Fighting Style: Laundry Pole Arts 
    Hobbies: Doing laundry
    Favorite Things: Her elder brother
    Likes: Cream puffs
    Dislikes: Sudden showers
    Special Skills: Taking in the laundry
    Nickname: The Lighthearted Launderer
    
    Story:
    
    Billy Kane's kid sister. Lilly was enjoying a peaceful life with her brother
    In the English countryside after he quit the underworld. Learning Billy has 
    returned to fighting, she pursues him to call him back to the straight and
    narrow. Unlike her mad-dog older brother, Lilly is a tenderhearted girl who
    detests fighting and violence.
    
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    22) Luise Meyrink
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    Birthday: June 6
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 128 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: Germany
    Fighting Style: Schnetterling Fighting, Performance Arts 
    Hobbies: Making astronomical observations and concert-going
    Favorite Things: An antique music box
    Likes: Viannese coffee
    Dislikes: Spiders, cell phones
    Special Skills: Linguistics (fluent in over 10 languages)
    Nickname: The Dancing Butterfly in the Starry Sky
    
    Story:
    
    The only daughter of Professor Detlev Meyrink, world authority on rocket
    science. She knows Addes has abducted her father and enters KOF in search of
    him.
    
    A mild-mannered beauty, Luise appears somewhat alien, being able to do anything.
    She is remarkably talented in academics and especially the arts. With no
    particular combat training, she seems to dance through battle with preternatural
    proficiency.
     
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    23) Mr. Karate
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    Birthday: August 2
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: Kyokugen Karate
    Hobbies: Japanese Chess Puzzle
    Favorite Things: The Spirit of Kyokugen Karate, the teachings of his father, and
                     his students.
    Likes: Japanese stew
    Dislikes: Students who are delinquent paying their monthly fees
    Special Skills: Winter training
    Nickname: The Undefeated Karate Master
    
    Story:
    
    Ryo Sakazaki, one of the most renowned karate masters worldwide, has used his
    influence to popularize Kyokugen Karate, created by his father Takuma and helped
    it grow around the world.
    
    At the age of 30 now, his power has not waned as a fighter, rather his ability
    is reaching true maturity. He continues his stoic training to set an example
    for his students.
    
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    24) Mai Shinranui
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    Birthday: January 1
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 110 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: Ninja Arts of the Shiranui 
    Hobbies: Cooking
    Favorite Things: Her late aunt's ornamental hairpin, a keepsake. 
    Likes: Rice eggs boiled with vegetables
    Dislikes: Spiders
    Special Skills: Battledore and shuttlecock (Japanese badminton)
    Nickname: The Enchanting Ninja Maiden
    
    Story:
    
    Mai's a modern female ninja, heir to the Shiranui Ninja Arts. A graceful
    fighter, who can manipulate flame. Her highly revealing clothing and behavior
    suggest otherwise, but Mai's a traditional Japanese with refined tastes; a 
    skilled cook and dress maker, she also enjoys flower arrangement tea ceremony,
    and Japanese dance.
    
    Her relationship with her fellow disciple Andy Bogard has stalled, and she seems
    To be getting quite impatient with the overly noncommittal Andy.
      
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    25) Maxima
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    Birthday: March 2
    Height: 6'7"
    Weight: 472 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: Canada
    Fighting Style: Combat Arts of M-Style 
    Hobbies: Motorcycle Touring
    Favorite Things: His sideburns
    Likes: Any sorts of sweets (Now wild about souffle rolls)
    Dislikes: Fermented beans, people who ask for his opinion
    Special Skills: Rugby
    Nickname: The Human Weapon of Steel
    
    Story:
    
    The cyborg soldier modified by the secret syndicate NESTS. Inside his steel
    body, he pack an M-Type reactor and numerous special weapons providing awesome
    fighting power. But his TRUE objective is to avenge his friend, killed by NESTS.
    
    Along with K', he has risen up against NESTS and after its destruction, he
    continues to work alongside his fellow conspirator.
    
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    26) Mignon Beart
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    Birthday: February 13
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 106 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: White Magic + Chinese Boxing 
    Hobbies: Searching for magic books
    Favorite Things: The jewel box she got from her grandmother (its lock is broken
                     and won't open.
    Likes: Chocolate
    Dislikes: Snotty kids & caterpillars
    Special Skills: White magic (she's still in training)
    Nickname: The Wielder of the Miraculously Mystic Powers
    
    Story:
    
    Believing her grandmother was a great witch, Mignon hopes to become a sorceress
    like her and bring peace to the world with her magic, but due to her privileged
    upbringing, good or bad, she is unable to put her plan un action.
    
    Although she may seem a bit comical, she has a steadfast and strong character.
    She believes she will become a true witch once she's able to open her
    Grandmother's jewel box, but there's no evidence it's even close to opening.
    
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    27) Nagase
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    Birthday: Unknown
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 174 lbs (Protector: 82 lbs)
    Blood Type: AB
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: Ninja Assassin's Arts + Battle Disk System 
    Hobbies: Her blog and walking around Akihabara
    Favorite Things: Her homemade computers (owns three)
    Likes: Fighting video games, chatting
    Dislikes: E-mail with viruses, browser crash
    Special Skills: Hacking
    Nickname: The Ninja Computer Geek
    
    Story:
    
    Nagase is an N-Type Enforced Human transformed by one pf Addes's sub-syndicates,
    Belphegor. She exhibits awesome fighting strength thanks to her battle disk
    system combined with her body strengthened through genetic engineering.
    
    She's an arrogant and insolent young girl who has virtually no sense of loyalty
    toward Addes. The only reason she fights as Jivatma orders is to prove her own
    power. 
    
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    28) Nightmare Geese
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    Birthday: January 21 
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 181 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Ancient Arts of Combat
    Hobbies: Unspecified (Starts and stops hobbies all the time)
    Favorite Things: Himself
    Likes: Steak (Rare)
    Dislikes: People who get in his way (those who foil his ambitions)
    Special Skills: Resolving issues by force, Billiards
    Nickname: The Recurring Nightmare
    
    Story:
    
    The evil genius known in international crime circles and ruler of the American
    city, Southtown. Geese was a first-rate fighter, till Terry Bogard, avenging
    the death of his adoptive father, defeated him and Geese chose to end his
    own life.
    
    Even now that his fearful power remains deeply engraved in the minds of those
    Who knew Geese and manifests itself as a vile nightmare.
    
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    29) Ninon Beart
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    Birthday: November 14
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 99 lbs
    Blood Type: AB
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Black Magic + Chinese Boxing 
    Hobbies: Summoning the devil, placing curses
    Favorite Things: A doll from her grandmother
    Likes: Her blundering elder sister
    Dislikes: Her preaching elder sister
    Special Skills: Messing with her older sister's mind
    Nickname: The Girl Dancing with the Devil
    
    Story:
    
    The kid sister of Mignon Beart, she's a cool nihilist unlike her spontaneous 
    older sister. Mignon insists magic exists to benefit people, while, Ninon
    believes it's no more than a power tool which she doesn't hesitate to use as
    she pleases.
    
    To prove that she's a superior witch to her sister, she surreptitiously joins
    The King of Fighters.
    
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    30) Ralf Jones
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    Birthday: August 25
    Height: 6'2" 
    Weight: 243 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Martial Arts + Heidern's Assassination Arts 
    Hobbies: Collecting knives
    Favorite Things: A medal from the President
    Likes: Gum
    Dislikes: Snakes
    Special Skills: Baseball
    Nickname: The One-Man Army
    
    Story:
    
    Ralf's the veteran mercenary who's traversed the battlefields of the earth.
    Cracking wise as bombs burst around him, he can always cheat death in any
    killing field.
    
    Ralf's the very picture of the openhearted optimist, but he has a thoughtful
    side, helping Leona recover from a suicide attempt when she became pessimistic
    about being cursed with the blood of the Orochi.
    
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    31) Richard Myer
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    Birthday: February 22
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 174 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: Brazil
    Fighting Style: Capoeira 
    Hobbies: Growing cactus, creating new kinds of cocktails 
    Favorite Things: The Pao Pao Cafe chain (now at 3 locations), and his buddies
    Likes: Pizza
    Dislikes: People who fight at the caf‚, garlic dumplings
    Special Skills: Handstands, the triathlon
    Nickname: The Apostle of Capoeira
    
    Story:
    
    He's a vagabond fighter who popped up one day in Southtown. An expert in the
    Brazilian fighting art of Capoeira, he spent his days street fighter to 
    popularize the art.
    
    In recent years he's devoted himself to the management of the Pao Pao Caf‚,
    Which he himself owns, and after a long break he's decided to enter the ring
    as a fighter once again.
    
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    32) Ryo Sakazaki
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    Birthday: August 2 
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: Kyokugen Karate 
    Hobbies: D.I.Y. carpentry, growing vegetables at home
    Favorite Things: The motorcycle he restored himself
    Likes: Rice cakes, fermented soybeans 
    Dislikes: Pickles, bugs with lots of legs
    Special Skills: Sumo wrestling
    Nickname: The Invincible Dragon
    
    Story:
    
    Ryo, successor to Kyokugen, spent his days street fighting to raise his kid
    sister Yuri after his mother Ronette died accidentally and his father vanished.
    In no time he became a fighter known as "The Invincible Dragon". It's said his
    ability has long since surpassed his father's.
    
    Robert Garcia is his best friend and lifelong rival who acknowledges their
    mutual abilities.
    
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    33) Rock Howard
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    Birthday: June 24 
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 154 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Ancient Arts of Combat + Martial Arts 
    Hobbies: Touring & blowing up bases
    Favorite Things: The hat he got from Terry, and his motorcycle
    Likes: Driving gloves
    Dislikes: People who are quick to boast
    Special Skills: 3-in- Pickup (street basketball), Cooking
    Nickname: The Noble Scion of an Odious Bloodline
    
    Story:
    
    Rock is the posthumous child of Geese Howard. Abandoned with his mother, he grew
    up in an orphanage after she died from illness. He met up with his hero Terry,
    the man of unrivalled strength and with whom he shares a similar past, in
    Southtown. They've been together ever since.
    
    In his mid-teens, Rock's abilities forged by Terry from boyhood and influenced
    by the blood of the ancient martial arts master Geese, approached those of
    Terry's.
    
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    34) Seth
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    Birthday: August 1
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 238 lbs
    Blood Type: B
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Arts of Self-Defense 
    Hobbies: Wiretapping, Driving
    Favorite Things: His neckties, his family
    Likes: Vegetables, fruit (He's a vegetarian) 
    Dislikes: Airplanes
    Special Skills: Individual events
    Nickname: The Proud Agent
    
    Story:
    
    Seth is a skillful agent who works undercover and gathers intel for a variety
    of government organizations. He's currently investigating Addes, the mysterious
    syndicate who controls the underworld.
    
    During one of his missions, a client, Fate, one-time ruler of Southtown, was
    assassinated and Seth became the prime suspect in Alba and Soiree's eyes. 
    
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    35) Soiree Meira
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    Birthday: June 6
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 154 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: Germany
    Fighting Style: Shooting Capoeira (Personal Style) 
    Hobbies: Making silver accessories
    Favorite Things: His older brother (Alba)
    Likes: His older brother, Hamburgers
    Dislikes: Rats
    Special Skills: Dancing, darts 
    Nickname: The Angel of Evening
    
    Story:
    
    Unlike his calculating older brother Alba, Soiree is cheerful and passionate,
    always with an affable smile on his face.
    
    Although somewhat short-tempered, he gains people's favor in spite of this 
    shortcoming-especially with the ladies. But contrary to his image, he still
    remains quite innocent. 
    
    Soiree wishes to defeat Mephistopheles and make Alba King of Southtown, but one
    day a mysterious and beautiful woman appears. With this encounter, Soiree and
    Alba's destiny change significantly.
     
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    36) Terry Bogard
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    Birthday: March 15
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 170 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Martial Arts 
    Hobbies: Playing video games, trolling
    Favorite Things: Jeff's gloves, a memento
    Likes: Fast food
    Dislikes: Slugs
    Special Skills: Basketball 
    Nickname: The Hero of Southtown
    
    Story:
    
    From childhood Terry roamed the world to seek his revenge on Geese Howard,
    slayer of his foster father Jeff Bogard, and saw countless battles. With his
    brother Andy, he defeated Geese and subsequently came to be called the
    "Legendary Wolf."
    
    With his cheerfulness and benevolence that belies his tragic past, he's gained
    a legion of adoring fans. His trademark is his red cap and his hearty "OK!"
     
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    37) Wild Wolf
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    Birthday: March 15
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 179 lbs
    Blood Type: O
    Origin: USA
    Fighting Style: Martial Arts 
    Hobbies: House painting
    Favorite Things: Hise monkey, Ookie(is currently a runaway from home)
    Likes: Vintage blue jeans, Rock's specially made clubhouse sandwich
    Dislikes: Cigarettes, slugs
    Special Skills: 3-point shots (Personal record is 52 consecutive shots.)
    Nickname: The Legendary Wolf
    
    Story:
    
    Terry Bogard, The Legendary Wolf who defeated Geese Howard and Wolfgang Krauser.
    A decade has passed since then, but Terry has not lost his fangs for battle-
    Rather, he's increased his potency.
    
    While devoting glad and sad says to the development of his disciple and adopted
    son Rock Howard, Terry continues to keep his fangs sharp, too.
     
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    38) Yuri Sakazaki
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    Birthday: December 7
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 110 lbs
    Blood Type: A
    Origin: Japan
    Fighting Style: Kyokugen Karate (Arranged a little bit by Yuri) 
    Hobbies: Experimenting with cooking, Karaoke
    Favorite Things: Her friends, a pair of pearl earrings, keepsakes of her
                     departed mother.
    Likes: Mild curry, pickled une (Homemade)
    Dislikes: Octopuses, Indecisive mean
    Special Skills: Softball
    Nickname: The Kyokugen Karate Innovator
    
    Story:
    
    Yuri's the kid sister of Ryo Sakazaki, and was once abducted by a syndicate who
    desired Takuma's strength. Consequently, she took lessons from her father in
    Kyokugen Karate as a means of self-defense, and continues to polish her
    abilities.
    
    Her method of fighting employs not only Kyokugen, but various other styles of
    fighting arranged in Yuri's own unique way, and along with her smart remarks she
    is a constant cause of migraines for Ryo.
      
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    IV. Conclusion
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    Well folks, there you have it. The 2006 installment of the King of Fighters
    Gives fans and gamers a massive roster of fighters to choose from. Each 
    character has their detailed background and story, something fairly uncommon
    for a fighting game. Not that that's a bad thing, of course! Anyway, thanks
    for checking out this humble little thing, even it'll likely go by unnoticed
    under the heaps of character FAQs and movelists. Ah well, it's all good. 
    Later, folks.
    
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    V. Copyrights and Other Legal Stuff
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    Look folks, plagiarizing someone's stuff isn't a very nice or smart thing to
    do. In fact, it's illegal! That being said, this document is an electronically
    published work under full copyright protection. If for some unbeknownst reason
    that you want to use this FAQ, permission is granted ONLY as a private and 
    personal reference copy.
    
    (c) discoinferno84 All Rights Reserved
    
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    VI. Contact Information
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    People who send me useless emails tick me off. Thus:
    
    -I will gladly take suggestions and/or constructive criticism for making this
    guide better. Be sure to include "King of Fighters 2006 FAQ" somewhere in
    the title of the email.
    
    -I will accept any information that I may have missed in this version.
    
    -Do NOT send me spam/chain letters/ whatever other junk that might seem funny.
    
    -Also, don't complain about the butchered sentences I've used; these profiles
    were taken verbatim from the game itself. If you want to blame someone, try
    the translators. >.> 
    
    -Given the fact that I'm dealing with a full college workload as well as a part
    time job, it might take a while for me to get back to you quickly. I will reply
    to you as soon as I get the time. ^_^;
    
    -You can reach me at: discoinferno84<at>gmail.com
    
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    VII. Credits and Special Thanks
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    -SNK, whose great (yet underrated) efforts to make a good game are plainly
    apparent.
    -Gamefaqs, for hosting this FAQ and providing information for gamers like us.
    -You, for reading this FAQ.