From: Michael Lee <m_lee@uclink4.berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 12:39:36 -0700
Subject:  [KOF] Assist attacks in KoF98 [LONG but possibly interesting]



>In one of the '98 FAQs I read (Athena's), I found out that on the
>assistance portion of it, it says that Benimaru, Kensou, Chin will
>always help Athena, but it also says that Shermie(!), Shingo and Kim
>will always help Athena.

Benimaru will always help the ladies. (He's a ladies man, remember)
Kensou and Chin are teammates; they'll always help Athena.

Shermie will always help any female, except Chizuru. Bitch. (Women's 
          Lib and all that)

Shingo will always help almost everyone except the Orochi Hakkeshu 
          (Chris, Shermie, Yashiro, Mature, Vice) and Rugal. He's 
          neutral to them. Shingo will never help Iori.

Kim will always help Athena since they have the same ideals. Probably.

>On the flip side, Athena will always help Chin and Leona(!).

Athena respects her sensei, and wants to help Leona and Iori. Athena
 is one of the few characters neutral towards Iori.

>Also, I saw Ralf help Clark out, even though Ralf had an angry face.
>
>Plus, when I was playing as Takuma, Kim helped my Takuma out, even
>though Kim had an angry face.
>
>What seems to be up about assistance attacks on KOF '98???? (and what
>connection does Shermie/Leona/Kim/Shingo have with Athena?)

Assist attacks have nothing to do with the faces any more. In KoF97, 
the relationships were constant AND affected the power stocks in 
Advanced Mode. In KoF98, the faces and power stocks change day to day 
BUT the assist attacks (and the relationships that determine them) are 
constant.

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Kyo Kusanagi
will always help: no one (what a bastard)
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Iori, Mature,
          Vice, Saisyu (his father!), Heavy D!, Lucky, Brian, Rugal.

Benimaru Nikkaido
will always help: Yuri, Leona, Athena, Chizuru, Mai, King, Shermie,
          Mary, Mature, Vice.
will never help: Joe (Muay Thai rivalry?), Chin (old man don't get no
          respect), Chang (freak), Choi (freak-plus), Iori, Heidern,
          Takuma, Saisyu (the old man thing again), Heavy D!, Lucky,
          Brian, Rugal.

Goro Daimon
will always help: Kyo, Benimaru (Goro's a REAL teammate), Chin (and he
          respects his elders), Chang (freak), Choi (freak-plus),
          Heidern, Takuma, Saisyu.
will never help: Iori, Rugal.

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Terry Bogard
will always help: Andy, Mary.
will never help: Yamazaki, Billy, Iori, Rugal.

Andy Bogard
will always help: Terry, Mai.
will never help: Yamazaki, Billy, Iori, Rugal.

Joe Higashi
will always help: Goro (team headband!), Terry, Andy (again, a team
          player), Billy (makin' nice with Lilly's brother...)
will never help: Benimaru (Muay Thai rivalry), Iori, Rugal.

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Ryo Sakazaki
will always help: Yuri, King (isn't that sweet? King's feelings have 
          been unrequited for years until 97), Takuma.
will never help: Yashiro (for trashing the dojo?), Iori, Rugal.

Robert Garcia
will always help: Yuri, Kensou (the Kansai thang), Takuma.
will never help: Yashiro, Iori, Rugal.

Yuri Garc..I mean Sakazaki
will always help: Ryo, Mai, King. (ouch! no Robert OR Takuma!)
will never help: Goro, Joe (take that team headband!), Chang (freak),
          Choi (freak-plus), Iori, Heidern, Saisyu (for teaming up with
          her father?), Heavy D!, Lucky, Brian, Rugal.

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Leona Heidern
will always help: Heidern
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Mature, Vice, 
          Rugal.

Ralf Jones
will always help: Leona, Clark, Yamazaki (it's a knife thing), Heidern.
will never help: Iori, Rugal.

Clark Steel
will always help: Terry (blondes in baseball caps?), Leona, Ralf, 
          Heidern.
will never help: Iori, Rugal.

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Athena Asamiya
will always help: Leona, Chin.
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Mature, Vice, 
          Rugal (aku wa yurusan!).

Sie Kensou
will always help: Robert (donnai dekka), Athena (self-explanatory).
will never help: Yashiro, Chris, Yamazaki, Iori, Rugal.

Chin Gentsai
will always help: Athena, Kensou.
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Iori, Mature, Vice, 
          Rugal.

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Chizuru Kagura
will always help: Kyo, Mai, King, Saisyu.
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Mature, Vice, 
          Rugal.

Mai Shiranui
will always help: Andy, Yuri, Chizuru, King.
will never help: Joe, Billy, Iori, Rugal.

King
will always help: Ryo (they even have an intro), Yuri, Chizuru, Mai,
          Shingo (probably reminds her of Jean).
will never help: Joe (that Muay Thai thing again), Chang (freak), Choi
          (freak-plus) (gross people... like Jack [Turner]), Iori,
          Mature (that'll teach her to have the same birthday!), Rugal.

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Kim Kaphwan
will always help: Athena, Kensou, Chin, Chizuru.
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Iori, Mature, Vice,
          Rugal.

Chang Koehan
will always help: Choi, Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Iori, 
          Mature, Vice, Rugal.
will never help: Athena, Kensou, Chin, Chizuru, Kim.

Choi Bounge (who has his own song)
will always help: Leona (wtf?), Chang, Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, 
          Yamazaki, Iori, Mature, Vice, Rugal.
will never help: Athena, Kensou, Chin, Chizuru, Kim.

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Yashiro Nanakase
will always help: Shermie, Chris.
will never help: Kyo, Chizuru, Iori, Saisyu, Rugal.

Shermie (doesn't seem to be a French name)
will always help: Yuri, Leona, Athena, Mai, King, Mary, Mature, Vice.
will never help: Kyo, Chizuru, Iori, Saisyu, Rugal.

Chris
will always help: Yashiro, Shermie.
will never help: Kyo, Chizuru, Iori, Saisyu, Rugal, Shingo (!).

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Ryuji Yamazaki
will never help anyone. Period.

Blue Mary [Ryan]
will always help: Terry.
will never help: Billy, Rugal.

Billy Kane
will always help: no one.
will never help: Terry, Andy, Joe, Yamazaki, Iori, Rugal.

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Iori Yagami
will never help anyone. Period.

Mature
will always help: Goro (WtF?!), Brian (WTF again!)
will never help: Kyo, Athena, Kensou, Chin, Chizuru, King, Kim, Iori,
          Saisyu, Rugal (!).

Vice
will always help: Heidern, Takuma. (wtf is going on?)
will never help: Kyo, Athena, Kensou, Chin, Chizuru, Kim, Iori, Saisyu,
          Rugal.

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Heidern (should probably be spelled Jeidern or something)
will always help: Leona.
will never help: Iori, Rugal.

Takuma Sakazaki (Mr. Karate lives!)
will always help: Ryo, Robert, Yuri, Saisyu.
will never help: Yashiro, Iori, Rugal.

Saisyu Kusanagi
will always help: Chizuru, Takuma. 
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Mature, Vice, 
          Rugal.

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Heavy D!
will always help: Chin (wtf), Mature (!), Vice (!), Heidern (!), Takuma 
          (!), Saisyu (!), Lucky, Brian.
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Billy, Iori, Rugal.

Lucky Glauber
will always help: King (they own a bar together, don't they? with Duck
          King?), Mature, Vice, Heidern, Takuma, Saisyu (insert ! or 
          wtf where appropriate), Heavy D!, Brian.
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Billy, Iori, Rugal.

Brian Battler
will always help: Robert (wt...), Mature, Vice, Heidern, Takuma, Saisyu 
          (! for all), Heavy D!, Lucky.
will never help: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Billy, Iori, Rugal.

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Rugal
will never help anyone. Period.

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Shingo
will never help: Iori.
is neutral towards: Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Yamazaki, Mature, Vice,
          Rugal.
will always help: EVERYONE ELSE.

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Errata:

Other than Chang and Choi (the Superfreaks), Leona, Athena, Chizuru, Mary,
Saisyu are the only ones who have -any- chance of helping Iori.

Other than Chang and Choi, Shingo is the only one who could possibly help
out Rugal.

Joe and Kim have no friends other than Shingo.

Kyo, Iori, Yamazaki, Billy and Rugal are all bastards. :P
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mike
who should be studying for finals