History Analysis / TheKingOfFighters

11th Sep '16 4:55:24 AM ChrisX
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Shortly after the Tales of Ash concluded, there is a force of malice that caused a disturbance throughout space and time, creating cracks in it. This is felt towards the distant past where the NatureSpirit [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Nakoruru]] sensed that it could cause a multiverse calamity. In order to fix this, she ends up traveling to the future and met up two more ladies from different verses, Mui Mui and Love Heart, and gained their help to investigate this matter.

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Shortly after the Tales of Ash concluded, there is Ash's sacrifice of killing his ancestor caused a crack in space and time, bringing forth a force of malice that caused a disturbance throughout space and time, creating cracks in through it. This is felt towards the distant past where the NatureSpirit [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Nakoruru]] sensed that it could cause a multiverse calamity. In order to fix this, she ends up traveling to the future and met up two more ladies from different verses, Mui Mui and Love Heart, and gained their help to investigate this matter.
7th Sep '16 4:46:37 AM CoolTom1337
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''The Orochi Saga'' (the name given by the CompilationRerelease launched in 2003, see below) is composed by four of the games of the series: from '''The King of Fighters '95''' all the way to the dream match '''The King of Fighters '98''' and the UpdatedRerelease ''The King Of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match'''.

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''The Orochi Saga'' (the name given by the CompilationRerelease launched in 2003, see below) is composed by four of the games of the series: from '''The King of Fighters '95''' all the way to the dream match '''The King of Fighters '98''' and the UpdatedRerelease ''The '''The King Of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match'''.



The third arc in the series begins with '''The King of Fighters 2003''' and ends with '''The King of Fighters XIII''', with '''The King of Fighters XII''' breaking up the saga as a DreamMatchGame.

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The third arc in the series begins with '''The King of Fighters 2003''' and ends with '''The King of Fighters XIII''', with '''The King of Fighters XII''' breaking up the saga as a DreamMatchGame.
DreamMatchGame...[[ObviousBeta sort of]].
18th Aug '16 5:04:52 PM ChrisX
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The story ends in '''The King of Fighters XIII'''. Ash now possesses two of the sacred treasures of the Guardians of the Orochi and it seems that Those From the Past will successfully undo the seal holding back the mythical beast. Elisabeth gathers two of Ash's former team members, Shen Woo and Duo Lon, and is determined to interfere in his progress on capturing Kyo's Kusanagi no Tsurugi. The tournament host this time is Rose Bernstein, who is being controlled by Botan and Those From the Past. The mysterious leader of the organization finally reveals himself in ''XIII'' as "Saiki", a man who bears a very high likeness to Ash Crimson. Iori Yagami, despite not being able to wield his Yasakani flames, still participates in the tournament, eager to seek revenge against Ash Crimson. At the tournament's end, all appears to be going smoothly until time itself freezes and a gigantic monolith emerges from the ground. Those From the Past immediately descend on the championship arena, lead by Saiki. Saiki reveals his ability to manipulate time and the monolith in the arena is in fact a gateway to the past, through which Saiki intends to use to seize the power of the Orochi. Right before the battle begins, Mukai offers to challenge Elisabeth's team but Saiki treats this as insubordination and drains his follower before transforming into his true image. He engages Elisabeth's team but is unable to hold the gate open despite the negative energy from the fight pouring into it. At this point, Ash reveals his BatmanGambit: he hasn't been collecting the sacred treasures for the sake of Those From the Past, he's been doing so in order to ''stop'' them. To cap this plan off, he steals Saiki's power as well. Unfortunately, he is unable to control this power and Saiki's mind overtakes Ash's. Saiki tries to cross through the gate but is defeated regardless. Ash uses his remaining will to prevent Saiki from crossing into the past and the gate closes. In doing so, both Saiki and Ash have become [[TimeParadox displaced in the time stream]], as Ash is descended from Saiki. Ash and Saiki [[RetGone both vanish]] from history, with Ash leaving his headband as a final memento to Elisabeth. Iori's Yasakani no Magatama returns and despite the opportunity to live out the rest of his life without its curse, Iori decides to take it back inside his being and restore his flame powers.

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The story ends in '''The King of Fighters XIII'''. Ash now possesses two of the sacred treasures of the Guardians of the Orochi and it seems that Those From the Past will successfully undo the seal holding back the mythical beast. Elisabeth gathers two of Ash's former team members, Shen Woo and Duo Lon, and is determined to interfere in his progress on capturing Kyo's Kusanagi no Tsurugi. The tournament host this time is Rose Bernstein, who is being controlled by Botan and Those From the Past. The mysterious leader of the organization finally reveals himself in ''XIII'' as "Saiki", a man who bears a very high likeness to Ash Crimson. Iori Yagami, despite not being able to wield his Yasakani flames, still participates in the tournament, eager to seek revenge against Ash Crimson. At the tournament's end, all appears to be going smoothly until time itself freezes and a gigantic monolith emerges from the ground. Those From the Past immediately descend on the championship arena, lead by Saiki. Saiki reveals his ability to manipulate time and the monolith in the arena is in fact a gateway to the past, through which Saiki intends to use to seize the power of the Orochi. Right before the battle begins, Mukai offers to challenge Elisabeth's team but Saiki treats this as insubordination and drains his follower before transforming into his true image. He engages Elisabeth's team but is unable to hold the gate open despite the negative energy from the fight pouring into it. At this point, Ash reveals his BatmanGambit: he hasn't been collecting the sacred treasures for the sake of Those From the Past, he's been doing so in order to ''stop'' them. To cap this plan off, he steals Saiki's power as well. Unfortunately, he is unable to control this power and Saiki's mind overtakes Ash's. Saiki tries to cross through the gate but is defeated regardless. Ash uses his remaining will to prevent Saiki from crossing into the past and the gate closes. In doing so, both Saiki and Ash have become [[TimeParadox displaced in the time stream]], as Ash is descended from Saiki. Ash and Saiki [[RetGone both vanish]] from history, with Ash leaving his headband as a final memento to Elisabeth. Iori's Yasakani no Magatama returns and despite the opportunity to live out the rest of his life without its curse, Iori decides to take it back inside his being and restore his flame powers.powers.

!King Of Fighters XIV (New Arc)

While the arc hasn't been named, ''the King of Fighters XIV'' is claimed to be the beginning of a new arc altogether, and it also featured more crossover than the normal verse. The major character of this arc is Shun'ei, one of the newest students of Tung Fu Rue from China, possessing a unique power that manifested in demonic hands.

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Shortly after the Tales of Ash concluded, there is a force of malice that caused a disturbance throughout space and time, creating cracks in it. This is felt towards the distant past where the NatureSpirit [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Nakoruru]] sensed that it could cause a multiverse calamity. In order to fix this, she ends up traveling to the future and met up two more ladies from different verses, Mui Mui and Love Heart, and gained their help to investigate this matter.

Just around this time, a physically powerful Russian billionaire, Antonov, hosted a new King of Fighters tournament to re-ignite his passion for fighting. After handpicking a team that he felt best to participate in the tournament, including an ex-NESTS agent Sylvie Paula Paula, the masked dancer Mian and the mysterious man with sand power Kukri, he beckoned many powerful fighters to gather and participate in his tournament. Around this time, Shun'ei was already possessing unknown powers even beyond Tung's knowledge and expertise. Tung suggested entering the KOF to gauge it further, also accompanied with his best friend Meitenkun. In the same time, Tung sent a message to his friend Saisyu Kusanagi to send over Kyo and his team to watch Shun'ei's back.

It just happened to be a coincidence that during the time Antonov unveiled the opening of his tournament, the same cracks in time and space that Nakoruru suspected started to appear in this verse, causing Heidern to send out the Ikari Team to participate and investigate (and asking help from K'). In the same time, once again Mature and Vice materialized in front of Iori, claiming that somewhere around the horizon, there would be a gathering of people who were thought to be dead. While Iori is more interested to confront Kyo again, he decided to investigate nonetheless.

The tournament eventually was run, but much to everyone's surprise, Antonov has no involvement with this whole disturbance, he was genuine in hosting his tournament for a good sport. However, right after he was defeated, the cause of the disturbance crashed into the scene, a demon seemingly out of nowhere named Verse. And true to his thoughts, Shun'ei felt his powers connected with this monster. But regardless, after Verse attacked, he was pushed back and seemingly destroyed. Shun'ei returned home feeling that he should train harder to keep his powers in check, but things aren't as simple outside.

After Verse's defeat, there have been cases, as investigated by the Ikari Team, that dead people were coming back to life. One of the names of the revived people seemed to disturb Leona, for it is none other than her father and one of the necks of Orochi, Gaidel. Meanwhile, knowing that Verse's defeat did not completely close the case, that there may be something behind him, Nakoruru opted to stay within the timeline for the moment instead of returning to her time. Kyo and Iori then received a call from Chizuru Kagura that something similar is rising from Verse's defeat... which turned out to be Orochi himself (though his host is currently unknown). Regardless, they resolve to put him back to sleep again before he could restore himself.

While Antonov recovered and celebrated the passing danger with Sylvie and Mian, Kukri did not attend to the party. Instead he traveled to Ukraine to meet someone who turned out to be Elizabeth Blanctorche, where both of them witnessed how Verse's defeat brought someone close to them back to existence... Ash Crimson.
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26th Mar '15 7:47:11 PM nombretomado
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The first game of the ''KOF'' series, '''The King of Fighters '94''', concerns BloodKnight and notorious crime lord Rugal Bernstein. Seeking to establish a title as the [[WorldsStrongestMan world's strongest fighter]], he resurrects the [[TournamentArc international tournament]] "The King of Fighters" (initially held by [[FatalFury Geese Howard]][[note]]The events of Fatal Fury 1 and 2, eventually referred to as KOF '92 and KOF '93[[/note]]) to challenge the strongest combatants of each nation. Team Japan, consisting of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high schooler]] [[PlayingWithFire flame wielder]] Kyo Kusanagi, TheCasanova [[ShockAndAwe lightning wielder]] Benimaru Nikaido, and BadassNormal [[MightyGlacier judo master]] Goro Daimon, make it to the finals aboard Rugal's personal [[CoolShip aircraft carrier]], the ''Blacknoah''. Kyo's father Saisyu is already aboard the ship, having tried to take down Rugal by himself, but to [[TheWorfEffect no avail]]. From within their meeting, Rugal explains to the trio the real reason of why he had held the KOF tournament: to find [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]] to kill so that he can bathe their bodies in liquid metal and [[WaxMuseumMorgue display them]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay in his museum]] as part of his "collection", which consists of slain fighters whom Rugal had killed from within the past and that he had turned each and every one of them into his personal "trophies". During the final match of the tournament, Benimaru and Daimon are [[TheWorfEffect swiftly defeated]] by Rugal, leaving Kyo to face the villain by himself. Kyo sees his father's unconscious body, and, assuming the worst, goes into an UnstoppableRage that allows him to overwhelm Rugal who, sore loser that he is, [[TakingYouWithMe activates a series of timed bombs]] set around the ship. The heroes (as well as Rugal's secretaries, Mature and Vice) escape just in time.

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The first game of the ''KOF'' series, '''The King of Fighters '94''', concerns BloodKnight and notorious crime lord Rugal Bernstein. Seeking to establish a title as the [[WorldsStrongestMan world's strongest fighter]], he resurrects the [[TournamentArc international tournament]] "The King of Fighters" (initially held by [[FatalFury [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard]][[note]]The events of Fatal Fury 1 and 2, eventually referred to as KOF '92 and KOF '93[[/note]]) to challenge the strongest combatants of each nation. Team Japan, consisting of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high schooler]] [[PlayingWithFire flame wielder]] Kyo Kusanagi, TheCasanova [[ShockAndAwe lightning wielder]] Benimaru Nikaido, and BadassNormal [[MightyGlacier judo master]] Goro Daimon, make it to the finals aboard Rugal's personal [[CoolShip aircraft carrier]], the ''Blacknoah''. Kyo's father Saisyu is already aboard the ship, having tried to take down Rugal by himself, but to [[TheWorfEffect no avail]]. From within their meeting, Rugal explains to the trio the real reason of why he had held the KOF tournament: to find [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]] to kill so that he can bathe their bodies in liquid metal and [[WaxMuseumMorgue display them]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay in his museum]] as part of his "collection", which consists of slain fighters whom Rugal had killed from within the past and that he had turned each and every one of them into his personal "trophies". During the final match of the tournament, Benimaru and Daimon are [[TheWorfEffect swiftly defeated]] by Rugal, leaving Kyo to face the villain by himself. Kyo sees his father's unconscious body, and, assuming the worst, goes into an UnstoppableRage that allows him to overwhelm Rugal who, sore loser that he is, [[TakingYouWithMe activates a series of timed bombs]] set around the ship. The heroes (as well as Rugal's secretaries, Mature and Vice) escape just in time.
4th Jan '15 6:15:59 PM Dragon-Kid
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The first game of the ''KOF'' series, '''The King of Fighters '94''', concerns BloodKnight and notorious crime lord Rugal Bernstein. Seeking to establish a title as the [[WorldsStrongestMan world's strongest fighter]], he resurrects the [[TournamentArc international tournament]] "The King of Fighters" (initially held by [[FatalFury Geese Howard]][[note]]The events of Fatal Fury 1 and 2, eventually referred to as KOF92 and KOF93[[/note]]) to challenge the strongest combatants of each nation. Team Japan, consisting of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high schooler]] [[PlayingWithFire flame wielder]] Kyo Kusanagi, TheCasanova [[ShockAndAwe lightning wielder]] Benimaru Nikaido, and BadassNormal [[MightyGlacier judo master]] Goro Daimon, make it to the finals aboard Rugal's personal [[CoolShip aircraft carrier]], the ''Blacknoah''. Kyo's father Saisyu is already aboard the ship, having tried to take down Rugal by himself, but to [[TheWorfEffect no avail]]. From within their meeting, Rugal explains to the trio the real reason of why he had held the KOF tournament: to find [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]] to kill so that he can bathe their bodies in liquid metal and [[WaxMuseumMorgue display them]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay in his museum]] as part of his "collection", which consists of slain fighters whom Rugal had killed from within the past and that he had turned each and every one of them into his personal "trophies". During the final match of the tournament, Benimaru and Daimon are [[TheWorfEffect swiftly defeated]] by Rugal, leaving Kyo to face the villain by himself. Kyo sees his father's unconscious body, and, assuming the worst, goes into an UnstoppableRage that allows him to overwhelm Rugal who, sore loser that he is, [[TakingYouWithMe activates a series of timed bombs]] set around the ship. The heroes (as well as Rugal's secretaries, Mature and Vice) escape just in time.

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The first game of the ''KOF'' series, '''The King of Fighters '94''', concerns BloodKnight and notorious crime lord Rugal Bernstein. Seeking to establish a title as the [[WorldsStrongestMan world's strongest fighter]], he resurrects the [[TournamentArc international tournament]] "The King of Fighters" (initially held by [[FatalFury Geese Howard]][[note]]The events of Fatal Fury 1 and 2, eventually referred to as KOF92 KOF '92 and KOF93[[/note]]) KOF '93[[/note]]) to challenge the strongest combatants of each nation. Team Japan, consisting of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high schooler]] [[PlayingWithFire flame wielder]] Kyo Kusanagi, TheCasanova [[ShockAndAwe lightning wielder]] Benimaru Nikaido, and BadassNormal [[MightyGlacier judo master]] Goro Daimon, make it to the finals aboard Rugal's personal [[CoolShip aircraft carrier]], the ''Blacknoah''. Kyo's father Saisyu is already aboard the ship, having tried to take down Rugal by himself, but to [[TheWorfEffect no avail]]. From within their meeting, Rugal explains to the trio the real reason of why he had held the KOF tournament: to find [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]] to kill so that he can bathe their bodies in liquid metal and [[WaxMuseumMorgue display them]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay in his museum]] as part of his "collection", which consists of slain fighters whom Rugal had killed from within the past and that he had turned each and every one of them into his personal "trophies". During the final match of the tournament, Benimaru and Daimon are [[TheWorfEffect swiftly defeated]] by Rugal, leaving Kyo to face the villain by himself. Kyo sees his father's unconscious body, and, assuming the worst, goes into an UnstoppableRage that allows him to overwhelm Rugal who, sore loser that he is, [[TakingYouWithMe activates a series of timed bombs]] set around the ship. The heroes (as well as Rugal's secretaries, Mature and Vice) escape just in time.
3rd Apr '14 6:26:23 PM AriRockefeller
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The first major plot arc of the series, the {{Orochi}} Saga, begins in '''The King Of Fighters '95'''. Rugal, having [[NeverFoundTheBody survived the destruction]] of the ''Blacknoah'', once again invites the world's strongest fighters to partake in KOF. This time, however, Rugal is not the first of the problems Kyo Kusanagi is about to deal with. [[TheRival Iori]] [[MrFanservice Yagami]], a [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes peculiarly-clothed]], [[AnimeHair red-]][[YouGottaHaveBlueHair headed]] [[WalkingTheEarth drifter]], has revealed himself as Kyo's rival, thanks to a [[AncientTradition thousand-year-old]] [[FeudingFamilies blood feud]] between his family (formerly the Yasakani, now the Yagami) and Kyo's. Like Kyo, Iori also wields flames, although the [[BlessedWithSuck price for their use]] comes from a blood pact [[DealWithTheDevil made with the being]] known as {{Orochi}} that tints the flames blue. Kyo's team makes it to the finals but Iori's does not, resulting in Iori ruthlessly [[KickTheDog beating]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork teammates]] [[SimpleStaff Billy]] [[TheDragon Kane]] and [[{{Ninja}} Eiji Kisaragi]] for their [[YouHaveFailedMe failure]]. Kyo is forced by Rugal to fight his own BrainwashedAndCrazy [[LetsYouAndHimFight father]], and although Kyo succeeds in defeating and de-brainwashing him, he faces Rugal immediately thereafter, who reveals that he has gained Orochi's power, transforming himself into [[SuperMode Omega Rugal]]. Kyo wins by the [[NearVillainVictory skin of his teeth]], and an enraged Rugal attempts to [[OneWingedAngel use more of the Orochi power]], but (as Iori points out) he is not of the Orochi bloodline, and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard instead of]] giving him strength, [[PhlebotinumOverload it consumes him]] [[PlotlineDeath and kills him from within]].

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The first major plot arc of the series, the {{Orochi}} Saga, begins in '''The King Of Fighters '95'''. Rugal, having [[NeverFoundTheBody survived the destruction]] of the ''Blacknoah'', once again invites the world's strongest fighters to partake in KOF. This time, however, Rugal is not the first of the problems Kyo Kusanagi is about to deal with. [[TheRival Iori]] [[MrFanservice Yagami]], a [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes peculiarly-clothed]], [[AnimeHair red-]][[YouGottaHaveBlueHair headed]] [[WalkingTheEarth drifter]], has revealed himself as Kyo's rival, thanks to a [[AncientTradition thousand-year-old]] [[FeudingFamilies blood feud]] between his family (formerly the Yasakani, now the Yagami) and Kyo's. Like Kyo, Iori also wields flames, although the [[BlessedWithSuck price for their use]] comes from a blood pact [[DealWithTheDevil made with the being]] known as {{Orochi}} that tints the flames blue. Kyo's team makes it to the finals but Iori's does not, resulting in Iori ruthlessly [[KickTheDog beating]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork teammates]] [[SimpleStaff Billy]] [[TheDragon Kane]] and [[{{Ninja}} Eiji Kisaragi]] for their [[YouHaveFailedMe failure]]. Kyo is forced by Rugal to fight his own BrainwashedAndCrazy [[LetsYouAndHimFight father]], and although Kyo succeeds in defeating and de-brainwashing him, he faces Rugal immediately thereafter, who reveals that he has gained Orochi's power, transforming himself into the [[TheDreaded nearly unstoppable]] [[SuperMode Omega Omega]] [[SNKBoss Rugal]]. Kyo wins by the [[NearVillainVictory skin of his teeth]], and an enraged Rugal attempts to [[OneWingedAngel use more of the Orochi power]], but (as Iori points out) he is not of the Orochi bloodline, and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard instead of]] giving him strength, [[PhlebotinumOverload it consumes him]] [[PlotlineDeath and kills him from within]].
3rd Apr '14 6:20:48 PM AriRockefeller
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The first game of the ''KOF'' series, '''The King of Fighters '94''', concerns BloodKnight and notorious crime lord Rugal Bernstein. Seeking to establish a title as the [[WorldsStrongestMan world's strongest fighter]], he resurrects the [[TournamentArc international tournament]] "The King of Fighters" (initially held by [[FatalFury Geese Howard]][[note]]The events of Fatal Fury 1 and 2, eventually referred to as KOF92 and KOF93]]) to challenge the strongest combatants of each nation. Team Japan, consisting of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high schooler]] [[PlayingWithFire flame wielder]] Kyo Kusanagi, TheCasanova [[ShockAndAwe lightning wielder]] Benimaru Nikaido, and BadassNormal [[MightyGlacier judo master]] Goro Daimon, make it to the finals aboard Rugal's personal [[CoolShip aircraft carrier]], the ''Blacknoah''. Kyo's father Saisyu is already aboard the ship, having tried to take down Rugal by himself, but to [[TheWorfEffect no avail]]. From within their meeting, Rugal explains to the trio the real reason of why he had held the KOF tournament: to find [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]] to kill so that he can bathe their bodies in liquid metal and [[WaxMuseumMorgue display them]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay in his museum]] as part of his "collection", which consists of slain fighters whom Rugal had killed from within the past and that he had turned each and every one of them into his personal "trophies". During the final match of the tournament, Benimaru and Daimon are [[TheWorfEffect swiftly defeated]] by Rugal, leaving Kyo to face the villain by himself. Kyo sees his father's unconscious body, and, assuming the worst, goes into an UnstoppableRage that allows him to overwhelm Rugal who, sore loser that he is, [[TakingYouWithMe activates a series of timed bombs]] set around the ship. The heroes (as well as Rugal's secretaries, Mature and Vice) escape just in time.

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The first game of the ''KOF'' series, '''The King of Fighters '94''', concerns BloodKnight and notorious crime lord Rugal Bernstein. Seeking to establish a title as the [[WorldsStrongestMan world's strongest fighter]], he resurrects the [[TournamentArc international tournament]] "The King of Fighters" (initially held by [[FatalFury Geese Howard]][[note]]The events of Fatal Fury 1 and 2, eventually referred to as KOF92 and KOF93]]) KOF93[[/note]]) to challenge the strongest combatants of each nation. Team Japan, consisting of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high schooler]] [[PlayingWithFire flame wielder]] Kyo Kusanagi, TheCasanova [[ShockAndAwe lightning wielder]] Benimaru Nikaido, and BadassNormal [[MightyGlacier judo master]] Goro Daimon, make it to the finals aboard Rugal's personal [[CoolShip aircraft carrier]], the ''Blacknoah''. Kyo's father Saisyu is already aboard the ship, having tried to take down Rugal by himself, but to [[TheWorfEffect no avail]]. From within their meeting, Rugal explains to the trio the real reason of why he had held the KOF tournament: to find [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]] to kill so that he can bathe their bodies in liquid metal and [[WaxMuseumMorgue display them]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay in his museum]] as part of his "collection", which consists of slain fighters whom Rugal had killed from within the past and that he had turned each and every one of them into his personal "trophies". During the final match of the tournament, Benimaru and Daimon are [[TheWorfEffect swiftly defeated]] by Rugal, leaving Kyo to face the villain by himself. Kyo sees his father's unconscious body, and, assuming the worst, goes into an UnstoppableRage that allows him to overwhelm Rugal who, sore loser that he is, [[TakingYouWithMe activates a series of timed bombs]] set around the ship. The heroes (as well as Rugal's secretaries, Mature and Vice) escape just in time.
3rd Apr '14 6:20:16 PM AriRockefeller
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The first game of the ''KOF'' series, '''The King of Fighters '94''', concerns BloodKnight and notorious crime lord Rugal Bernstein. Seeking to establish a title as the [[WorldsStrongestMan world's strongest fighter]], he resurrects the [[TournamentArc international tournament]] "The King of Fighters" (initially held by [[FatalFury Geese Howard]]) to challenge the strongest combatants of each nation. Team Japan, consisting of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high schooler]] [[PlayingWithFire flame wielder]] Kyo Kusanagi, TheCasanova [[ShockAndAwe lightning wielder]] Benimaru Nikaido, and BadassNormal [[MightyGlacier judo master]] Goro Daimon, make it to the finals aboard Rugal's personal [[CoolShip aircraft carrier]], the ''Blacknoah''. Kyo's father Saisyu is already aboard the ship, having tried to take down Rugal by himself, but to [[TheWorfEffect no avail]]. From within their meeting, Rugal explains to the trio the real reason of why he had held the KOF tournament: to find [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]] to kill so that he can bathe their bodies in liquid metal and [[WaxMuseumMorgue display them]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay in his museum]] as part of his "collection", which consists of slain fighters whom Rugal had killed from within the past and that he had turned each and every one of them into his personal "trophies". During the final match of the tournament, Benimaru and Daimon are [[TheWorfEffect swiftly defeated]] by Rugal, leaving Kyo to face the villain by himself. Kyo sees his father's unconscious body, and, assuming the worst, goes into an UnstoppableRage that allows him to overwhelm Rugal who, sore loser that he is, [[TakingYouWithMe activates a series of timed bombs]] set around the ship. The heroes (as well as Rugal's secretaries, Mature and Vice) escape just in time.

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The first game of the ''KOF'' series, '''The King of Fighters '94''', concerns BloodKnight and notorious crime lord Rugal Bernstein. Seeking to establish a title as the [[WorldsStrongestMan world's strongest fighter]], he resurrects the [[TournamentArc international tournament]] "The King of Fighters" (initially held by [[FatalFury Geese Howard]]) Howard]][[note]]The events of Fatal Fury 1 and 2, eventually referred to as KOF92 and KOF93]]) to challenge the strongest combatants of each nation. Team Japan, consisting of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high schooler]] [[PlayingWithFire flame wielder]] Kyo Kusanagi, TheCasanova [[ShockAndAwe lightning wielder]] Benimaru Nikaido, and BadassNormal [[MightyGlacier judo master]] Goro Daimon, make it to the finals aboard Rugal's personal [[CoolShip aircraft carrier]], the ''Blacknoah''. Kyo's father Saisyu is already aboard the ship, having tried to take down Rugal by himself, but to [[TheWorfEffect no avail]]. From within their meeting, Rugal explains to the trio the real reason of why he had held the KOF tournament: to find [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]] to kill so that he can bathe their bodies in liquid metal and [[WaxMuseumMorgue display them]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay in his museum]] as part of his "collection", which consists of slain fighters whom Rugal had killed from within the past and that he had turned each and every one of them into his personal "trophies". During the final match of the tournament, Benimaru and Daimon are [[TheWorfEffect swiftly defeated]] by Rugal, leaving Kyo to face the villain by himself. Kyo sees his father's unconscious body, and, assuming the worst, goes into an UnstoppableRage that allows him to overwhelm Rugal who, sore loser that he is, [[TakingYouWithMe activates a series of timed bombs]] set around the ship. The heroes (as well as Rugal's secretaries, Mature and Vice) escape just in time.
24th Mar '14 2:39:15 PM Prfnoff
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The NESTS arc concludes in '''The King of Fighters 2001'''. NESTS begins putting its final plan into motion, sending out new agents Foxy (a fencer), Angel (a Luchador wrestler), and their latest experiment, K9999, who is an {{homage}} to [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo Shima]], [[CaptainErsatz right down to the]] [[NozomuSasaki same voice actor]]. K' and his team are once again the tournament finalists and are taken to the NESTS orbital space station via blimp, but they find a familiar foe waiting for them: Zero! He explains, however, that the Zero they faced last year was [[CloningBlues a clone]] of himself that developed self-awareness and [[AGodAmI delusions of grandeur]]. The ''Original'' Zero is an older, more experienced man and is truly loyal to NESTS' cause. He also reveals a past foe long thought dead: Krizalid, who was resurrected by the real Zero after he was crushed by the boulder that the Clone Zero threw on top of him. The {{Ninja}} Lin's master Ron also appears, and confirms that he is a traitor to Lin's clan, the Hizoku. Zero is defeated by K' as they arrive aboard the space station, and Zero presumably dies as the blimp plummets to the earth. K' finally meets with the leader of NESTS, an elderly man wielding a broadsword. He at first asks for their mutual cooperation, but in a surprise move, his right hand man Igniz kills him in front of the team's eyes. Igniz explains that the numerous experiments, and the true aim of NESTS, was to help him [[AGodAmI become a God]] and TakeOverTheWorld. Despite his power, K's team defeats him, and he instead decides to use the station for a ColonyDrop, hoping to take out the planet with him, explaining that [[LargeHam if he cannot become a God, then he will become the Devil]]. Unbeknownst to the fighters, Ron had escaped from the plummeting blimp that Zero was on and stopped the space station from colliding with the Earth. Igniz had used all of his remaining energy to fuel the ColonyDrop, and since it failed, he died shortly afterward. With NESTS finally destroyed, K', Maxima, Kula, and the other clones created by NESTS are free to live out their lives as they choose. Kula, however, doesn't get off that easy. Foxy is attacked (but not killed) in front of her eyes by K9999, who disappears. In that instant, Kula's emotions are reawakened, and she realizes the true nature of the organization she served. Angel leaves to follow K9999. Kula is left only with Diana and Foxy, and decides to join K' in rebuilding their lives.

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The NESTS arc concludes in '''The King of Fighters 2001'''. NESTS begins putting its final plan into motion, sending out new agents Foxy (a fencer), Angel (a Luchador wrestler), and their latest experiment, K9999, who is an {{homage}} to [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo Shima]], [[CaptainErsatz right down to the]] [[NozomuSasaki [[Creator/NozomuSasaki same voice actor]]. K' and his team are once again the tournament finalists and are taken to the NESTS orbital space station via blimp, but they find a familiar foe waiting for them: Zero! He explains, however, that the Zero they faced last year was [[CloningBlues a clone]] of himself that developed self-awareness and [[AGodAmI delusions of grandeur]]. The ''Original'' Zero is an older, more experienced man and is truly loyal to NESTS' cause. He also reveals a past foe long thought dead: Krizalid, who was resurrected by the real Zero after he was crushed by the boulder that the Clone Zero threw on top of him. The {{Ninja}} Lin's master Ron also appears, and confirms that he is a traitor to Lin's clan, the Hizoku. Zero is defeated by K' as they arrive aboard the space station, and Zero presumably dies as the blimp plummets to the earth. K' finally meets with the leader of NESTS, an elderly man wielding a broadsword. He at first asks for their mutual cooperation, but in a surprise move, his right hand man Igniz kills him in front of the team's eyes. Igniz explains that the numerous experiments, and the true aim of NESTS, was to help him [[AGodAmI become a God]] and TakeOverTheWorld. Despite his power, K's team defeats him, and he instead decides to use the station for a ColonyDrop, hoping to take out the planet with him, explaining that [[LargeHam if he cannot become a God, then he will become the Devil]]. Unbeknownst to the fighters, Ron had escaped from the plummeting blimp that Zero was on and stopped the space station from colliding with the Earth. Igniz had used all of his remaining energy to fuel the ColonyDrop, and since it failed, he died shortly afterward. With NESTS finally destroyed, K', Maxima, Kula, and the other clones created by NESTS are free to live out their lives as they choose. Kula, however, doesn't get off that easy. Foxy is attacked (but not killed) in front of her eyes by K9999, who disappears. In that instant, Kula's emotions are reawakened, and she realizes the true nature of the organization she served. Angel leaves to follow K9999. Kula is left only with Diana and Foxy, and decides to join K' in rebuilding their lives.
29th Mar '13 1:04:04 PM RetroFriday
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The story ends in '''The King of Fighters XIII'''. Ash now possesses two of the sacred treasures of the Guardians of the Orochi and it seems that Those From the Past will successfully undo the seal holding back the mythical beast. Elisabeth gathers two of Ash's former team members, Shen Woo and Duo Lon, and is determined to interfere in his progress on capturing Kyo's Kusanagi no Tsurugi. The tournament host this time is Rose Bernstein, who is being controlled by Botan and Those From the Past. The mysterious leader of the organization finally reveals himself in ''XIII'' as "Saiki", a man who bears a very high likeness to Ash Crimson. Iori Yagami, despite not being able to wield his Yasakani flames, still participates in the tournament, eager to seek revenge against Ash Crimson. At the tournament's end, all appears to be going smoothly until time itself freezes and a gigantic monolith emerges from the ground. Those From the Past immediately descend on the championship arena, lead by Saiki. Saiki reveals his ability to manipulate time and the monolith in the arena is in fact a gateway to the past, through which Saiki intends to use to seize the power of the Orochi. Right before the battle begins, Mukai offers to challenge Elisabeth's team but Saiki treats this is as insubordination and drains his follower before transforming into his true image. He engages Elisabeth's team but is unable to hold the gate open despite the negative energy from the fight pouring into it. At this point, Ash reveals his BatmanGambit: he hasn't been collecting the sacred treasures for the sake of Those From the Past, he's been doing so in order to ''stop'' them. To cap this plan off, he steals Saiki's power as well. Unfortunately, he is unable to control this power and Saiki's mind overtakes Ash's. Saiki tries to cross through the gate but is defeated regardless. Ash uses his remaining will to prevent Saiki from crossing into the past and the gate closes. In doing so, both Saiki and Ash have become [[TimeParadox displaced in the time stream]], as Ash is descended from Saiki. Ash and Saiki [[RetGone both vanish]] from history, with Ash leaving his headband as a final memento to Elisabeth. Iori's Yasakani no Magatama returns and despite the opportunity to live out the rest of his life without its curse, Iori decides to take it back inside his being and restore his flame powers.

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The story ends in '''The King of Fighters XIII'''. Ash now possesses two of the sacred treasures of the Guardians of the Orochi and it seems that Those From the Past will successfully undo the seal holding back the mythical beast. Elisabeth gathers two of Ash's former team members, Shen Woo and Duo Lon, and is determined to interfere in his progress on capturing Kyo's Kusanagi no Tsurugi. The tournament host this time is Rose Bernstein, who is being controlled by Botan and Those From the Past. The mysterious leader of the organization finally reveals himself in ''XIII'' as "Saiki", a man who bears a very high likeness to Ash Crimson. Iori Yagami, despite not being able to wield his Yasakani flames, still participates in the tournament, eager to seek revenge against Ash Crimson. At the tournament's end, all appears to be going smoothly until time itself freezes and a gigantic monolith emerges from the ground. Those From the Past immediately descend on the championship arena, lead by Saiki. Saiki reveals his ability to manipulate time and the monolith in the arena is in fact a gateway to the past, through which Saiki intends to use to seize the power of the Orochi. Right before the battle begins, Mukai offers to challenge Elisabeth's team but Saiki treats this is as insubordination and drains his follower before transforming into his true image. He engages Elisabeth's team but is unable to hold the gate open despite the negative energy from the fight pouring into it. At this point, Ash reveals his BatmanGambit: he hasn't been collecting the sacred treasures for the sake of Those From the Past, he's been doing so in order to ''stop'' them. To cap this plan off, he steals Saiki's power as well. Unfortunately, he is unable to control this power and Saiki's mind overtakes Ash's. Saiki tries to cross through the gate but is defeated regardless. Ash uses his remaining will to prevent Saiki from crossing into the past and the gate closes. In doing so, both Saiki and Ash have become [[TimeParadox displaced in the time stream]], as Ash is descended from Saiki. Ash and Saiki [[RetGone both vanish]] from history, with Ash leaving his headband as a final memento to Elisabeth. Iori's Yasakani no Magatama returns and despite the opportunity to live out the rest of his life without its curse, Iori decides to take it back inside his being and restore his flame powers.
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