History Fridge / TheKingOfFighters

18th Jul '17 5:52:15 PM nombretomado
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* To be perfectly honest, I get this idea from knowing the meanings behind the name of Warspite, a historical Royal Navy battleship in WW2. Apparently it can either mean "despising wars" (a more modern interpretation) or "a symbol of hate/spite towards one's enemies" (an older interpretation). This could explain Iori's apparent hate of violence and yet overly violent persona and style. It can be said like this: "Iori's hatred of violence makes him act like a hateful person towards their enemies so he could scare them or at least make them surrender" or "Iori's hatred of violence fuels a hatred towards his enemies who makes him fight in the first place, so he tries to violently finish his foes quickly so he won't be violent for long".

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* To be perfectly honest, I get this idea from knowing the meanings behind the name of Warspite, a historical Royal Navy battleship in WW2.[=WW2=]. Apparently it can either mean "despising wars" (a more modern interpretation) or "a symbol of hate/spite towards one's enemies" (an older interpretation). This could explain Iori's apparent hate of violence and yet overly violent persona and style. It can be said like this: "Iori's hatred of violence makes him act like a hateful person towards their enemies so he could scare them or at least make them surrender" or "Iori's hatred of violence fuels a hatred towards his enemies who makes him fight in the first place, so he tries to violently finish his foes quickly so he won't be violent for long".
17th May '17 8:50:14 PM MaxyGregoryyyy
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* The original Japan Team members Kyo, Benimaru, and Goro are the personified homages to a Japanese phrase of giving birth to fire. The quote translates to "lighting strikes the earth which sparks the flame" Benimaru is the lightning due to his power to control electricity, Goro is earth due to his ability to cause seismic waves due to his incredible strength, and Kyo is fire due to his Kusanagi heritage's ability to control flames.
29th Mar '17 9:13:16 AM santos32
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** Rock could also be counted as an unofficial member of the Another World team based on one school of thought. Assuming he didn't age up normally in the background, he has an out via the same magic which brought all of the Another World members to the tournament; he could very well be ripped from the original ''Fatal Fury'' timeline.

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** Rock could also be counted as an unofficial member of the Another World team based on one school of thought. Assuming he didn't age up normally in the background, which is a theory that has one hole in logic[[note]]Rock appeared as a child in the opening to 2003, the 9th tournament. If the tournaments are yearly events, he would have only aged 5 years around the events of ''XIV''.[[/note]], he has an out via the same magic which brought all of the Another World members to the tournament; he could very well be ripped from the original ''Fatal Fury'' timeline.
29th Mar '17 9:06:03 AM santos32
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** Rock could also be counted as an unofficial member of the Another World team based on one school of thought. Assuming he didn't age up normally in the background, he has an out via the same magic which brought all of the Another World members to the tournament; he could very well be ripped from the original ''Fatal Fury'' timeline.
26th Jan '17 10:30:43 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In Team Another World ending, it might look like that Nakoruru has been taking a little levels in either cheerfulness or ditziness, whereas Love Heart's concern about getting back to their world made her the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]. However, if you listen to Nakoruru's earlier words, she knows that while Verse was beaten, this does not mean the end, there will be an after-effect which will happen in the current world and will cause a mess, and it can strike at any time, in a day or year. So her idea of 'vacation' just meant a softer way to say 'we're staying in this world to be ready if the after-effect will ruin the multiverse again'. And [[WrongGenreSavvy Love kind of missed the point]], while Mui Mui caught on quick, but only because she's also an excitable girl in the beginning.

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* In Team Another World ending, it might look like that Nakoruru has been taking a little levels in either cheerfulness or ditziness, whereas Love Heart's concern about getting back to their world made her the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]. However, if you listen according to Nakoruru's earlier words, she knows that while Verse was beaten, this does not mean the end, there will be an after-effect which will happen in the current world and will cause a mess, and it can strike at any time, in a day or year. So her idea of 'vacation' just meant a softer way to say 'we're staying in this world to be ready if the after-effect will ruin the multiverse again'. And [[WrongGenreSavvy Love kind of missed the point]], while Mui Mui caught on quick, but only because she's also an excitable girl in the beginning.beginning.
** Plus Nakoruru is now in a new world, one that she barely understands and is a novelty to her. Who's to say that she can't experience it now that she has a chance, before Verse or any other upcoming villain comes up and fucks up everything?
10th Sep '16 10:14:20 AM ChrisX
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* In Team Another World ending, it might look like that Nakoruru has been taking a little levels in either cheerfulness or ditziness, whereas Love Heart's concern about getting back to their world made her the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]. However, if you listen to Nakoruru's earlier words, she knows that while Verse was beaten, this does not mean the end, there will be an after-effect which will happen in the current world and will cause a mess, and it can strike at any time, in a day or year. So her idea of 'vacation' just meant a softer way to say 'we're staying in this world to be ready if the after-effect will ruin the multiverse again'. And [[WrongGenreSavvy Love kind of missed the point]], while Mui Mui caught on quick, but only because she's also an excitable girl in the beginning.
5th Sep '16 8:45:45 AM Getta
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* For XIV, at first I wonder what kind of team would name themselves the "villains team" and why Chang and Choi of all people would join. Then the Villains Team trailer is out and we see just ''[[AxCrazy what kind]] [[AmbiguousDisorder of person]]'' Xanadu is.

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* For XIV, at first I wonder what kind of team would name themselves the "villains team" and why Chang and Choi of all people would join. Then the Villains Team trailer is out and we see just ''[[AxCrazy what kind]] [[AmbiguousDisorder of person]]'' Xanadu is.is.
* To be perfectly honest, I get this idea from knowing the meanings behind the name of Warspite, a historical Royal Navy battleship in WW2. Apparently it can either mean "despising wars" (a more modern interpretation) or "a symbol of hate/spite towards one's enemies" (an older interpretation). This could explain Iori's apparent hate of violence and yet overly violent persona and style. It can be said like this: "Iori's hatred of violence makes him act like a hateful person towards their enemies so he could scare them or at least make them surrender" or "Iori's hatred of violence fuels a hatred towards his enemies who makes him fight in the first place, so he tries to violently finish his foes quickly so he won't be violent for long".
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19th Jun '16 10:18:49 PM Getta
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** Also, when you examine [[SiblingRivalry Yuri and Ryo's relationship]], some interesting conclusions can be deduced/speculated. Ryo is the dutiful son, the one trained from childhood by his father Takuma to become the heir of Kyokugenryu, alongside his natural talent; Yuri is a late-bloomer, who only started when she was a teenager and mastered the basics within a year. While they love each other dearly, they also intensely clash: Ryo objected to her being trained (though he doesn't object to ''other'' {{Action Girl}}s being around, like King or Mai), Yuri decided to keep training and then add her own variations to the style. Ryo's current objections to have her around don't only come from her being a girl (though that ''does'' play a part), but because he sees Yuri's additions to the Kyokugenryu roster as an insult to the Kyokugenryu style itself... and also as a part of their interactions outside the ring. Ryo had to work ''very'' hard for his martial arts skills and to make the Kyokugenryu style widely known ever since he was a young boy, adding an ItsPersonal layer to what seems to be a mere "StayinTheKitchen"-like SiblingRivalry, even when it's not very fair to [[PluckyGirl Yu]][[TeenGenius ri]] herself - Tropers/{{Orihime}}

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** Also, when you examine [[SiblingRivalry Yuri and Ryo's relationship]], some interesting conclusions can be deduced/speculated. Ryo is the dutiful son, the one trained from childhood by his father Takuma to become the heir of Kyokugenryu, alongside his natural talent; Yuri is a late-bloomer, who only started when she was a teenager and mastered the basics within a year. While they love each other dearly, they also intensely clash: Ryo objected to her being trained (though he doesn't object to ''other'' {{Action Girl}}s being around, like King or Mai), Yuri decided to keep training and then add her own variations to the style. Ryo's current objections to have her around don't only come from her being a girl (though that ''does'' play a part), but because he sees Yuri's additions to the Kyokugenryu roster as an insult to the Kyokugenryu style itself... and also as a part of their interactions outside the ring. Ryo had to work ''very'' hard for his martial arts skills and to make the Kyokugenryu style widely known ever since he was a young boy, adding an ItsPersonal layer to what seems to be a mere "StayinTheKitchen"-like SiblingRivalry, even when it's not very fair to [[PluckyGirl Yu]][[TeenGenius ri]] herself - Tropers/{{Orihime}}Tropers/{{Orihime}}
* For XIV, at first I wonder what kind of team would name themselves the "villains team" and why Chang and Choi of all people would join. Then the Villains Team trailer is out and we see just ''[[AxCrazy what kind]] [[AmbiguousDisorder of person]]'' Xanadu is.
22nd Sep '15 8:09:32 AM X2X
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** Going back even farther, one of Ash's win quotes in ''2003'' was "Don't play your trump card till the end... the ''very'' end!" In hindsight, SNK was pretty much telling us, "Keep your eye on this guy. ''Something's'' gonna happen." - Tropers/{{X2X}}

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** Going back even farther, further, one of Ash's win quotes in ''2003'' was "Don't play your trump card till the end... the ''very'' end!" In hindsight, SNK was pretty much telling us, "Keep your eye on this guy. ''Something's'' gonna happen." - Tropers/{{X2X}}
23rd Jun '15 10:34:09 AM nombretomado
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* [[TheKingOfFighters Ash Crimson]] is pretty much [[JustForPun The King of]] [[TheScrappy Scrappies]]. He's a {{Jerkass}} SmugSnake who has gotten away with some pretty controversial stuff in the current saga (namely, stealing the powers of [[BarrierMaiden Chizuru]] and [[TheRival Iori]]) simply because ''Creator/{{SNK}} [[CreatorsPet likes him too much]]''. If you've played ''The King of Fighters XI'', you've probably noticed that there's a [[ThemeNaming common motif]] with a few of the team themes, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24rUGSD_1ms "Jack,"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ozaXGgFfk "Queen,"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFy7cHbnTnk "King";]] they're all high level playing cards (in fact, Ace is the only one missing from the bunch). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-1xYnuKZoY "Joker"]] is the theme of the "[[DesignatedHero Hero]]" Team. Given that there's a literal [[DeathDealer card-wielding]] BadassGrandpa on the team, you might think that this theme had [[TheGambler Oswald]] in mind. However, this was subtle foreshadowing at its finest. The Joker is used in a variety of roles when it comes to card games. It can either be the most powerful card to play or the weakest. ''It can even be used as a placeholder for missing cards.'' Ash Crimson only ''appears'' to be a frail, unassuming weakling, but he's a bastard of both the {{manipulative|Bastard}} and {{magnificent|Bastard}} varieties. ''He is literally the personification of the Joker, a true WildCard.'' Not only did he run the masses with an {{expy}} of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Gambit]] and a [[BloodKnight fight-craving]] BadassNormal in order to progress far enough through the tournament, but he set it up with such finesse so that after [[AHouseDivided he turned his former allies against one another]] ([[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when they had outlived their usefulness]]) [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse by preying on their personal ambitions]] ([[EnemyCivilWar thus eliminating any potential threats by having Shen Woo and Oswald duke it out to the death]] [[VillainExitStageLeft as Ash slips away]]), he could then steal Iori's powers (as ''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Orochi]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Iori]]'', may I add) ''immediately'' after Iori had been worn down in a fight with [[TheProtagonist Kyo]] and [[{{Determinator}} Shingo]]. That's ObfuscatingStupidity so brilliant that you might wonder whether or not Ash is TheChessmaster. You can't deny it. - Tropers/{{X2X}}

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* [[TheKingOfFighters Ash Crimson]] Crimson is pretty much [[JustForPun The King of]] [[TheScrappy Scrappies]]. He's a {{Jerkass}} SmugSnake who has gotten away with some pretty controversial stuff in the current saga (namely, stealing the powers of [[BarrierMaiden Chizuru]] and [[TheRival Iori]]) simply because ''Creator/{{SNK}} [[CreatorsPet likes him too much]]''. If you've played ''The King of Fighters XI'', you've probably noticed that there's a [[ThemeNaming common motif]] with a few of the team themes, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24rUGSD_1ms "Jack,"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ozaXGgFfk "Queen,"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFy7cHbnTnk "King";]] they're all high level playing cards (in fact, Ace is the only one missing from the bunch). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-1xYnuKZoY "Joker"]] is the theme of the "[[DesignatedHero Hero]]" Team. Given that there's a literal [[DeathDealer card-wielding]] BadassGrandpa on the team, you might think that this theme had [[TheGambler Oswald]] in mind. However, this was subtle foreshadowing at its finest. The Joker is used in a variety of roles when it comes to card games. It can either be the most powerful card to play or the weakest. ''It can even be used as a placeholder for missing cards.'' Ash Crimson only ''appears'' to be a frail, unassuming weakling, but he's a bastard of both the {{manipulative|Bastard}} and {{magnificent|Bastard}} varieties. ''He is literally the personification of the Joker, a true WildCard.'' Not only did he run the masses with an {{expy}} of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Gambit]] and a [[BloodKnight fight-craving]] BadassNormal in order to progress far enough through the tournament, but he set it up with such finesse so that after [[AHouseDivided he turned his former allies against one another]] ([[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when they had outlived their usefulness]]) [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse by preying on their personal ambitions]] ([[EnemyCivilWar thus eliminating any potential threats by having Shen Woo and Oswald duke it out to the death]] [[VillainExitStageLeft as Ash slips away]]), he could then steal Iori's powers (as ''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Orochi]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Iori]]'', may I add) ''immediately'' after Iori had been worn down in a fight with [[TheProtagonist Kyo]] and [[{{Determinator}} Shingo]]. That's ObfuscatingStupidity so brilliant that you might wonder whether or not Ash is TheChessmaster. You can't deny it. - Tropers/{{X2X}}
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