History ShoutOut / TheKingOfFighters

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There are multiple {{Shout Out}}s to various {{Anime}}, {{Manga}}, and {{Toku}} present within the series. Here's the place for every ContinuityNod, MythologyGag, NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, CaptainErsatz, {{Expy}}, and ShoutOut in ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}''.

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There are multiple {{Shout Out}}s [[ShoutOut Shout-Outs]] to various {{Anime}}, {{Manga}}, and {{Toku}} present within the series. Here's the place for every ContinuityNod, MythologyGag, NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, CaptainErsatz, {{Expy}}, and ShoutOut in ''VideoGame/{{The King ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.

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* The creation of the Japan Team, their elemental powers, and their personalities are based off of the heroes from ''Manga/GetterRobo''. This, in turn is a {{homage}} to a Japanese phrase of giving birth to fire (roughly translated as "lighting strikes the earth which sparks the flame").

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* The creation of the Japan Team, their elemental powers, and their personalities are based off of the heroes from ''Manga/GetterRobo''. This, in turn is a {{homage}} to a Japanese phrase of giving birth to fire (roughly translated as "lighting "lightning strikes the earth which sparks the flame").



** His striker (and [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prototype design]]), Syo Kirishima, was meant to resemble common fighting games martial artists (in terms of clothes) at the time.

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** His striker Striker (and [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prototype design]]), Syo Kirishima, was meant to resemble common fighting games martial artists (in terms of clothes) at the time.



** Ralf's Jet Vulcan Punch Neo MAX in ''XIII'' is identical to [[Manga/OnePiece Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling in Gear Second]], complete with Ralf turning red and emitting steam during the punching barrage.



-->'''Ryo''': "Seymour, you've been fed! [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat Been dying to say that!]]"
-->'''Robert''': "I hope you're not the strongest! Feed me, Seymour!"
* Robert Garcia is SNK's AlternateCompanyEquivalent to [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ken Masters]]. Both are [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob rich-out-their-ass playboys]] who are friendly rivals to their respective best friends, although Robert dresses like he's rich. Also, both of their styles emphasize stylish kicking. Of note is that Robert was introduced that way whereas Ken had developed this '''after''' ''VideoGame/{{Art of Fighting}}'' came out.

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-->'''Ryo''': -->'''Ryo:''' "Seymour, you've been fed! [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat Been dying to say that!]]"
-->'''Robert''': -->'''Robert:''' "I hope you're not the strongest! Feed me, Seymour!"
* Robert Garcia is SNK's AlternateCompanyEquivalent to [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ken Masters]]. Both are [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob rich-out-their-ass playboys]] who are friendly rivals to their respective best friends, although Robert dresses like he's rich. Also, both of their styles emphasize stylish kicking. Of note is that Robert was introduced that way whereas Ken had developed this '''after''' ''VideoGame/{{Art of Fighting}}'' ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' came out.



-->'''Kensou''': "Donnai de ka?" ("How's it going?")
-->'''Robert''': "Bochi bochi, denna." ("So-so, y'know?"/"Alright, I guess.")
** In the story mode of ''XIII'', Robert replies to Joe's cock-sure belief that he'll blow away the Kyokugen karetekas with his Hurricane Upper by saying that it'll pass over the Crouching Tiger. [[Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon Considering that his buddy is the Dragon of Kyokugen Karate...]]

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-->'''Kensou''': -->'''Kensou:''' "Donnai de ka?" ("How's it going?")
-->'''Robert''': -->'''Robert:''' "Bochi bochi, denna." ("So-so, y'know?"/"Alright, I guess.")
** In the story mode Story Mode of ''XIII'', Robert replies to Joe's cock-sure belief that he'll blow away the Kyokugen karetekas with his Hurricane Upper by saying that it'll pass over the Crouching Tiger. [[Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon Considering that his buddy is the Dragon of Kyokugen Karate...]]



** His stance from ''[='96=]''-''XI'' comes from ''Manga/{{Baki the Grappler}}''.

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** His stance from ''[='96=]''-''XI'' comes from ''Manga/{{Baki the Grappler}}''.''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''.



--> '''Ryo''': "Kyokugenryu-ougi! ORAORAORAORAORA!!! Moratta!"

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--> '''Ryo''': '''Ryo:''' "Kyokugenryu-ougi! ORAORAORAORAORA!!! Moratta!"



*** She also pinches various moves from the Shotoclones: in '96, she gains the Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku, in '97, Sakura's Midarezakura (multiple uppercut super), in '98, the Shin Shouryuken (EX Yuri only), in 2001, the Shun Goku Satsu (with a 1/8 chance to inflict extra damage and copy Akuma's back-turning pose), in 2002 Unlimited Match, Ryu's Joudan Sokutou Geri ("Donkey Kick"), in 2003, the Denjin Hadouken (Ryu's chargeable electric fireball), and in XIII, Akuma's Demon Flip. In 2002-XI, she also borrows Chun-Li's vertical split kick; however, she gained her normal rushing uppercut (Yuri Chou Upper) as early as '95, [[OlderThanTheyThink one year before Sakura made it famous]].

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*** She also pinches various moves from the Shotoclones: in '96, ''[='96=]'', she gains the Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku, Senpukyaku; in '97, ''[='97=]'', Sakura's Midarezakura Midare Zakura (multiple uppercut super), Super); in '98, ''[='98=]'', the Shin Shouryuken (EX Yuri only), only); in 2001, ''2001'', the Shun Goku Satsu (with a 1/8 chance to inflict extra damage and copy Akuma's back-turning pose), pose); in 2002 ''2002: Unlimited Match, Match'', Ryu's Joudan Sokutou Jodan Sokuto Geri ("Donkey Kick"), Kick"); in 2003, ''2003'', the Denjin Hadouken Hadoken (Ryu's chargeable electric fireball), fireball); and in XIII, ''XIII'', Akuma's Demon Flip. In 2002-XI, From ''2002''-''XI'', she also borrows Chun-Li's vertical split kick; however, she gained her normal rushing uppercut (Yuri Chou Upper) as early as '95, ''[='95=]'', [[OlderThanTheyThink one year before Sakura made it famous]].



** His ''XII[=/=]XIII'' outfit is the same one he wore back in ''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier''.

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** His ''XII[=/=]XIII'' ''XII/XIII'' outfit is the same one he wore back in ''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier''.



** [[{{Fanon}} There have been]] [[RunningGag plenty of jokes]] of comparing Athena's powers to [[StreetFighter M.Bison's powers]].

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** [[{{Fanon}} There have been]] [[RunningGag plenty of jokes]] of comparing Athena's powers to [[StreetFighter M.[[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison's powers]].



** Terry's "Stand up!" finger point win pose (lifted from his older self in ''Garou: Mark of the Wolves'') is evocative of one of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro Kujo's]] signature poses, which can be seen in the games based on ''[=JoJo's=]''.

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** Terry's "Stand up!" finger point win pose (lifted from his older self in ''Garou: Mark of the Wolves'') is evocative of one of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro Kujo's]] signature poses, which can be seen in the games based on ''[=JoJo's=]''.''[=JoJo's=]'' such as ''[[VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture Heritage for the Future]]''.



* Lucky Glauber's prototype design and fighting style were based on the character Hakim in the martial arts film, ''Film/{{Game of Death}}''. His later design might come from ''Dunk Dream''/''Street Hoop''/''Street Slam'', a sports game for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo made by Data East.
** His default color scheme is the purple and gold, the same as the Los Angeles Lakers (the team that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played for). In ''KOF '98'' his alternate color schemes are references to the Chicago Bulls, Seattle Supersonics, and San Antonio Spurs.

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* Lucky Glauber's prototype design and fighting style were based on the character Hakim in the martial arts film, ''Film/{{Game of Death}}''.''Film/GameOfDeath''. His later design might come from ''Dunk Dream''/''Street Hoop''/''Street Slam'', a sports game for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo made by Data East.
** His default color scheme is the purple and gold, the same as [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation the Los Angeles Lakers Lakers]] (the team that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played for). In ''KOF '98'' his alternate color schemes are references to the Chicago Bulls, Seattle Supersonics, and San Antonio Spurs.



** This is taken even further in KOF 14, where he wears a striped green sweater similar to Freddy.

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** This is taken even further in KOF 14, ''KOF XIV'', where he wears a striped green sweater similar to Freddy.Freddy.
** Choi Bounge's Shakushi [=MAX2=] move is identical to [[Manga/OnePiece Captain Kuro's version]], all the way down to the name and the random hitboxes. According to WordOfGod, his Maniac Striker ("Cool Choi") borrows his glasses-adjusting gesture from the same character.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mckAer9wnA Iori's winquote against Chin]] in the English console localization of ''XIII'' seems to be a shout out to {{Website/Botchamania}} of all things.
-->'''Iori''': "[[CatchPhrase Everyone talks too much]]... at least die quietly."

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mckAer9wnA Iori's winquote against Chin]] in the English console localization of ''XIII'' seems to be a shout out to {{Website/Botchamania}} Website/{{Botchamania}} of all things.
-->'''Iori''': -->'''Iori:''' "[[CatchPhrase Everyone talks too much]]... at least die quietly."



** Iori design was partially inspired by Creator/YasuhiroNightow designs, and, if anyone has read Manga/{{Trigun}} before, can definitely see is design was inspired by Legato Bluesummers.

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** Iori design was partially inspired by Creator/YasuhiroNightow designs, and, if anyone has read Manga/{{Trigun}} ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' before, can definitely see is his design was inspired by Legato Bluesummers.



** Her Leona Inferno air throw is {{Kinnikuman}} Zebra's Muscle Inferno.

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** Her Leona Inferno air throw is {{Kinnikuman}} Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} Zebra's Muscle Inferno.Inferno.
** In ''[='99=]'', Leona gains two moves that reference ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Her Earring Bomb 2: Heart Attack works like Kira Yoshikage's Killer Queen Stand ability, with the move's name referencing his Bomb #2: Sheer Heart Attack and her quote "Makete owari." resembling "Makete shine!" (an alternate reading of his Bomb #3: Bites the Dust quote). Her Grateful Dead (S)DM drains the opponent's life force, similarly to Prosciutto's Grateful Dead Stand.



* Kyo's girlfriend Yuki is named after Japanese actress and ex IdolSinger [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Uchida Yuki Uchida.]] She's also the same celebrity that inspired none other than [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]].

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* Kyo's girlfriend Yuki is named after Japanese actress and ex IdolSinger [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Uchida Yuki Uchida.]] She's also the same celebrity that inspired none other than [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]].



* Vice's [[AllThereInTheManual official bio]] has a direct shoutout to comic book artist Dan Brereton who she's supposedly a fan of.

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* Vice's [[AllThereInTheManual official bio]] has a direct shoutout shout-out to comic book artist Dan Brereton who she's supposedly a fan of.



* Vanessa's Champion Puncher DM is [[Manga/HajimeNoIppo a flurry of high-speed punches, followed by a Dempsey Roll, and ending with a blistering uppercut.]]

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* Vanessa's Champion Puncher DM is [[Manga/HajimeNoIppo a flurry of high-speed punches, followed by a Dempsey Roll, and ending with a blistering uppercut.]]uppercut]].



* K'[='s=] Chain Drive DM may very well be influenced by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlGj9Njivc this particular scene]] [[note]]the final battle caps off with the main villain throwing his shades at Toby Wong, who catches them just in time for the BigBad to attack him and reclaim his sunglasses[[/note]] from a 1998 Marc Dacascos film coincidentally named ''Drive''.

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* K'[='s=] Chain Drive DM may very well be influenced by [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlGj9Njivc this particular scene]] [[note]]the final battle caps off with the main villain throwing his shades at Toby Wong, who catches them just in time for the BigBad to attack him and reclaim his sunglasses[[/note]] from a 1998 Marc Dacascos film coincidentally named ''Drive''.



** His HSDM in ''2002''(''UM'')? (The) [[Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes Crimson Star Road.]]

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** His HSDM in ''2002''(''UM'')? (The) [[Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes Crimson Star Road.]] Road]].



** One of K's alternate color in KOF XIII has his outfit colored blue on side, and red on the other, is a shout-out to [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Gill]] who also has asymmetrical body coloring of blue and red whereby only his red half is capable of wielding flame. Considering that K' could only use flame from one of side of his body, specifically his hand with the glove.

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** One of K's his alternate color colors in KOF XIII ''KOF XIII'' has his outfit colored blue on one side, and red on the other, is mimicking that of Series/{{Kikaider}}. It can also be seen as a shout-out nod to [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Gill]] Gill]], who also has asymmetrical body coloring of blue and red whereby only his red half is capable of wielding flame. Considering (Note that K' could is only use flame seen using flames from one of side of his body, specifically his hand with the glove. glove.)



* Choi Bounge's "Shakushi" MAX2 move is identical to [[OnePiece Captain Kuro's version]], all the way down to the name and the random hitboxes. According to WordOfGod, his Maniac Striker ("Cool Choi") borrows his glasses-adjusting gesture from the same character.
* In '99, Leona gains two moves that reference JojosBizarreAdventure. Her "Earring Bomb 2: Heart Attack" works like Kira Yoshikage's "Killer Queen" Stand ability, with the move's name referencing his "Bomb #2: Sheer Heart Attack" and her quote "Makete owari." resembling "Makete shine!" (an alternate Reading of his "Bomb #3: Bites the Dust" quote). Her "Grateful Dead" (S)DM drains the opponent's life force, similarly to Prosciutto's "Grateful Dead" Stand.

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* Choi Bounge's "Shakushi" MAX2 move is identical to [[OnePiece Captain Kuro's version]], all the way down to the name and the random hitboxes. According to WordOfGod, his Maniac Striker ("Cool Choi") borrows his glasses-adjusting gesture from the same character.
* In '99, Leona gains two moves that reference JojosBizarreAdventure. Her "Earring Bomb 2: Heart Attack" works like Kira Yoshikage's "Killer Queen" Stand ability, with the move's name referencing his "Bomb #2: Sheer Heart Attack" and her quote "Makete owari." resembling "Makete shine!" (an alternate Reading of his "Bomb #3: Bites the Dust" quote). Her "Grateful Dead" (S)DM drains the opponent's life force, similarly to Prosciutto's "Grateful Dead" Stand.



* Bonne Jenet is a {{pirate}}, there's the ''Bonne'', and stalks a main character (Rock Howard in ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Mark of the Wolves]]'' and the ''Maximum Impact'' series). Yep, she seems to be SNK's matured version of [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Tron Bonne]]. Considering the time of her MotW debut (1999), she could also be a nod towards OnePiece.

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* Bonne Jenet is a {{pirate}}, there's the ''Bonne'', and stalks a main character (Rock Howard in ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Mark of the Wolves]]'' and the ''Maximum Impact'' series). Yep, she seems to be SNK's matured version of [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Tron Bonne]]. Considering the time of her MotW ''[=MotW=]'' debut (1999), she could also be a nod towards OnePiece.''Manga/OnePiece''.



* More OnePiece references: Ralf's "JET Vulcan Punch" Neo Max is Luffy's Gear Second "Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling", complete with Ralf turning red and emitting steam during the punching barrage..

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* More OnePiece references: Ralf's "JET Vulcan Punch" Neo Max is Luffy's Gear Second "Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling", complete with Ralf turning red and emitting steam during the punching barrage..



* Luong's personality and stances make her an AlternateCompanyEquivalent to ''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Street Fighter's]] Juri Han, a character who ironically enough was joked about as being an SNK-style design.

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* Luong's personality and stances make her an AlternateCompanyEquivalent to ''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Street Fighter's]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Juri Han, Han]], a character who ironically enough was joked about as being an SNK-style design.
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* Hein is a dead ringer for [[Manga/BlackButler Claude Faustus]], down to his appearance and status as a BattleButler for an [[BlondGuysAreEvil evil blond]].
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* Vice's [[AllThereInTheManual official bio]] has a direct shoutout to comic book artist Dan Brereton who she's supposedly a fan of.
14th Apr '16 8:35:18 AM Davethe3rd
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** This is taken even further in KOF 14, where he wears a striped green sweater similar to Freddy.
7th Apr '16 7:25:14 PM Vulcan422
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* Luong's personality and stances make her an AlternateCompanyEquivalent to ''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Street Fighter's]] Juri Han, a character who ironically enough was joked about as being an SNK-style design.




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* Kukri's usage of bandages in addition to his hood make him a dead ringer for [[Franchise/MortalKombat Ermac]]. His sand manipulation and silent tone are based on [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara]], while his moveset is similar to [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Kan-Ra]].
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* Nelson's attacks and background about getting cybernetic implants in his arm so he can box again are based on [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct TJ Combo]].
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!Characters and stuff introduced in ''XIV''
* Sylvie Paula Paula is based on real life idol Music/KyaryPamyuPamyu.



!Characters and stuff introduced in ''XIV''
* Sylvie Paula Paula is based on real life idol Music/KyaryPamyuPamyu.
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* Sylvie Paula Paula is based on real life idol Creator/KyaryPamyuPamyu.

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* Sylvie Paula Paula is based on real life idol Creator/KyaryPamyuPamyu.Music/KyaryPamyuPamyu.
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!Characters and stuff introduced in ''XIV''
* Sylvie Paula Paula is based on real life idol Creator/KyaryPamyuPamyu.
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* According to WordOfGod, Chizuru's design was inspired by Yoko Shiraki from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. Both are [[LongHairIsFeminine long-and-dark-haired]] [[{{Ojou}} high-class]] young women who either help handle or handle directly venues related to fighting: Yoko sponsors a boxing gym with her grandfather, Chizuru organized the KOF tournament more than once.

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* According to WordOfGod, Chizuru's design was inspired by Yoko Shiraki from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. Both are [[LongHairIsFeminine long-and-dark-haired]] [[{{Ojou}} high-class]] young women who either help handle or handle directly venues related to fighting: Yoko sponsors a boxing gym with her grandfather, Chizuru organized the KOF tournament more than once.



* More OnePiece references: Ralf's "JET Vulcan Punch" Neo Max is Luffy's Gear2 "Jet Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling", complete with Ralf turning red and emitting steam during the punching barrage..

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* More OnePiece references: Ralf's "JET Vulcan Punch" Neo Max is Luffy's Gear2 "Jet Gomu Gear Second "Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling", complete with Ralf turning red and emitting steam during the punching barrage..
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