History YMMV / TheKingOfFighters

29th Mar '17 11:38:37 PM Beastofprey
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** The entire newcomers in ''XIV'' (except King of Dinosaurs [[spoiler:since he is Tizoc in disguise]]). Some longtime fans find them to be a boring, generic and too much animé in their character designs, personalities and movesets.
29th Mar '17 11:23:01 PM Beastofprey
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** Rock Howard, some fans, especially those who remember him from ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' are generally happy at his inclusion in the [=KoF=] cast. However, other longtime series fans find him to be a boring, generic, [[{{Bishounen}} animé pretty boy]] who copies some of Terry and Geese's moves but doesn't have what makes them interesting to play. The fact that he was [[TierInducedScrappy low tier]] in most of his appearances (especially in ''Garou'') doesn't help.

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** Rock Howard, some fans, especially those who remember him from ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' are generally happy at his inclusion in the [=KoF=] cast. However, other longtime series fans find him to be a boring, generic, [[{{Bishounen}} animé pretty boy]] who copies some of Terry and Geese's moves but doesn't have what makes them interesting to play. The fact that he was [[TierInducedScrappy low tier]] in most of his appearances (especially in ''Garou'') doesn't help. And not only that, Rock consideredly don't fit in [=KoF=] series because he is only a child in main/canon timeline.
29th Mar '17 6:41:55 PM Unityd3v
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** Rock Howard, some fans, especially those who remember him from ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' are generally happy at his inclusion in the KoF cast. However, other longtime series fans find him to be a boring, generic, [[{{Bishounen}} animé pretty boy]] who copies some of Terry and Geese's moves but doesn't have what makes them interesting to play. The fact that he was [[TierInducedScrappy low tier]] in most of his appearances (especially in ''Garou'') doesn't help.

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** Rock Howard, some fans, especially those who remember him from ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' are generally happy at his inclusion in the KoF [=KoF=] cast. However, other longtime series fans find him to be a boring, generic, [[{{Bishounen}} animé pretty boy]] who copies some of Terry and Geese's moves but doesn't have what makes them interesting to play. The fact that he was [[TierInducedScrappy low tier]] in most of his appearances (especially in ''Garou'') doesn't help.
29th Mar '17 6:40:59 PM Unityd3v
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** Rock Howard, some fans, especially those who remember him from ''VideoGame/GarouMarkOfTheWolves'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' are generally happy at his inclusion in the KoF cast. However, other longtime series fans find him to be a boring, generic, [[{{Bishounen}} animé pretty boy]] who copies some of Terry and Geese's moves but doesn't have what makes them interesting to play. The fact that he was [[TierInducedScrappy low tier]] in most of his appearances (especially in ''Garou'') doesn't help.

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** Rock Howard, some fans, especially those who remember him from ''VideoGame/GarouMarkOfTheWolves'' ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' are generally happy at his inclusion in the KoF cast. However, other longtime series fans find him to be a boring, generic, [[{{Bishounen}} animé pretty boy]] who copies some of Terry and Geese's moves but doesn't have what makes them interesting to play. The fact that he was [[TierInducedScrappy low tier]] in most of his appearances (especially in ''Garou'') doesn't help.
29th Mar '17 6:39:04 PM Unityd3v
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** Rock Howard, some fans, especially those who remember him from ''VideoGame/GarouMarkOfTheWolves'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' are generally happy at his inclusion in the KoF cast. However, other longtime series fans find him to be a boring, generic, [[{{Bishounen}} animé pretty boy]] who copies some of Terry and Geese's moves but doesn't have what makes them interesting to play. The fact that he was [[TierInducedScrappy low tier]] in most of his appearances (especially in ''Garou'') doesn't help.
29th Mar '17 12:32:26 PM santos32
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** While all four DLC characters for ''XIV'' have had fans, a lot were excited to see Rock Howard finally make his main series debut.
19th Mar '17 9:37:58 PM Getta
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** Many South American fans (excluding Brazilians) do not like the South American Team, or at least say they should have called Team Brazil. Why? Because despite the name of the team, its member are all Brazilians. Even Zarina, despite being Colombian, lives in Brazil and has more brazilians elements than colombians in her design.

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** Many South American fans (excluding Brazilians) do not like the South American Team, or at least say they should have called Team Brazil. Why? Because despite the name of the team, its member are all Brazilians. Even Zarina, despite being Colombian, lives in Brazil and has more brazilians Brazilian elements than colombians Colombians in her design.



** To some, the whole thing between K9999 and Nameless. The first camp believes that K9999 really is that badly designed carbon copy of Tetsuo and a sign of DorkAge better left forgotten (and it doesn't help that he's a complete {{Jerkass}}), while Nameless is really a more compelling original TragicHero or TragicVillain character. The other camp believes otherwise, believing that Nameless came off really dull due to his monotone delivery, and K9999, while being a complete jerk and a carbon copy, at least still has a personality, even if a nasty one, to entertain them. Proving that, yes, as much as SNK hated the guy, there are still K9999 fans.
* BrokenBase: The series going 3D again in the KOF XIV announcement trailer. Some welcome it, believing that 3D models will be much more efficient and allow them to put more characters into the game, while others believe the initial graphics presented in the trailer look like a [=PS2=] game, drudging up memories of the already-divisive ''Maximum Impact'' series, and others still believe that the new entry should have either kept the high-quality sprites of ''XIII'' or went with a graphics style more like that of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd'' (3D models with shading to make them look like sprites).

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** To some, the whole thing between K9999 and Nameless. The first camp believes that K9999 really is that badly designed carbon copy of Tetsuo and a sign of DorkAge better left forgotten (and it doesn't help that he's a complete {{Jerkass}}), while Nameless is really a more compelling original TragicHero or TragicVillain character. The other camp believes otherwise, believing that Nameless came off really dull due to his monotone delivery, and K9999, while being a complete jerk and a carbon copy, at least still has a personality, even if a nasty one, to entertain them.them; some of them even ''like'' the overt Tetsuo reference. Proving that, yes, as much as SNK hated the guy, there are still K9999 fans.
* BrokenBase: The series going 3D again in the KOF XIV announcement trailer. Some welcome it, believing that 3D models will be much more efficient and allow them to put more characters into the game, while others believe the initial graphics presented in the trailer look like a [=PS2=] game, drudging up memories of the already-divisive ''Maximum Impact'' series, and others still believe that the new entry should have either kept the high-quality sprites of ''XIII'' or went with a graphics style more like that of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd'' (3D models with shading to make them look like sprites). Due to this, the graphics update in 1.10 is warmly accepted by the fanbase.



** In the new ''XIV'', King of Dinosaurs' introduction was met with favorable reception, mostly because he's basically a [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur-themed]] [[{{Expy}} Tizoc]].[[note]] Especially since he is Tizoc trying to perform a FaceHeelTurn...emphasis on "trying".

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** In the new ''XIV'', King of Dinosaurs' introduction was met with favorable reception, mostly because he's basically a [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur-themed]] [[{{Expy}} Tizoc]].[[note]] Especially since he is Tizoc trying to perform a FaceHeelTurn...emphasis on "trying".[[/note]]



** The Official Invitation Team. Sylvie is a minor BaseBreaker but still fairly well-liked, Mian is seen as a character with a unique design and fighting style and {{Moe}} personality due to her shyness and Kukri's edginess being ramped UpToEleven with his meanspirited and insulting winquotes makes some see him as a hilarious {{Troll}} and tongue in cheek take on edgy characters.

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** The Official Invitation Team. Sylvie is a minor BaseBreaker but still fairly well-liked, Mian is seen as a character with a unique design and fighting style and {{Moe}} personality due to her shyness and Kukri's edginess being ramped UpToEleven with his meanspirited and insulting winquotes makes some see him as a hilarious {{Troll}} and tongue in cheek take on edgy characters.characters, not to mention his dark design and sand powers.



** K' is much more popular in the States than he is in Japan; some American ''KOF'' fans regard him to be a better character than previous protagonist Kyo.
** The series is very popular in Central and South America, where arcade owners found it more cost-effective to utilize Neo Geo cabinets and keep up with the latest entries by simply purchasing new cartridges, as opposed to whole cabinets. As a result, audiences in those regions were more exposed to ''KOF'' than its more expensive (and better known elsewhere) competitors such as ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. Characters such as Ramon and Angel were made to acknowledge the popularity of the games and the audience in those regions.

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** K' is much more popular in the States than he is in Japan; some American ''KOF'' fans regard him to be a better character than previous protagonist Kyo.
Kyo. K' did, at least, receive some backlash before the fans warmed up to him.
** The series is very popular in Central and South America, where arcade owners found it more cost-effective to utilize Neo Geo cabinets and keep up with the latest entries by simply purchasing new cartridges, as opposed to whole cabinets. As a result, audiences in those regions were more exposed to ''KOF'' than its more expensive (and better known elsewhere) competitors such as ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. Characters such as Ramon and Angel (and eventually the Mexico and South America teams) were made to acknowledge the popularity of the games and the audience in those regions.



** "Koko desu ka?"

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** "Koko desu ka?"ka?" The sound of Goenitz murdering you with his Yonokaze. ''Repeatedly.''



* RelationshipWritingFumble: Kyo and Chizuru are acquaintances, if not good friends (with Chizuru as a CoolBigSis figure that Kyo can't deny a lot to, if ''Sky Stage'' is to be believed), and have close roles in guarding the Seal of Orochi. When Kyo became majorly pissed at Ash for stealing Chizuru's powers in ''2003'' ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything and pretty much violating the poor woman while doing so]]), some fans were led to believe that Kyo has beyond brother-sister-friends feelings for her. It doesn't help that Kyo's intro with Ash in ''XI'' [[{{Revenge}} has him screaming "YOU BASTARD!" at the top of his lungs]]. Apparently, these fans have forgotten that [[OfficialCouple Kyo has Yuki]]. (To be fair, it's not like [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome poor Yuki]] has been seen around in ''years''.)

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* RelationshipWritingFumble: Kyo and Chizuru are acquaintances, if not good friends (with Chizuru as a CoolBigSis figure that Kyo can't deny a lot to, if ''Sky Stage'' is to be believed), and have close roles in guarding the Seal of Orochi. When Kyo became majorly pissed at Ash for stealing Chizuru's powers in ''2003'' ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything and pretty much violating the poor woman while doing so]]), some fans were led to believe that Kyo has beyond brother-sister-friends feelings for her. It doesn't help that Kyo's intro with Ash in ''XI'' [[{{Revenge}} has him screaming "YOU BASTARD!" at the top of his lungs]]. Apparently, these fans have forgotten that [[OfficialCouple Kyo has Yuki]]. Yuki]] (To be fair, it's not like [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome poor Yuki]] has been seen around in ''years''.)''years'') or the fact Iori similarly cares for her (as shown in XIII).



* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: The ''other'' reason Yuki was hated. Since she was a mix of BarrierMaiden and OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who didn't fight, fans of other female characters thought she was stupid, useless, weak, and [[DieForOurShip stole Kyo from "more deserving" strong females]] (and/or [[HoYay other males]]). [[SarcasmMode Of course that's because a woman's fighting skills and physical strength determines whether she "deserves" a love interest or not]], and if she's a strong female character her success in life won't be complete unless she gets the boyfriend that the fangirls want for her.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: The ''other'' reason Yuki was hated. Since she was a mix of BarrierMaiden and OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who didn't fight, fans of other female characters thought she was stupid, useless, weak, and [[DieForOurShip stole Kyo from "more deserving" strong females]] (and/or [[HoYay other males]]). [[SarcasmMode Of course that's because a woman's fighting skills and physical strength determines whether she "deserves" a love interest or not]], not]] (because it's a fighting game, you see), and if she's a strong female character her success in life won't be complete unless she gets the boyfriend that the fangirls want for her.


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* WTHCostumingDepartment: General consensus regarding Shun'ei's outfit is that it looks rather overdone and screams "chuunibyou protagonist" all over, what with the half-rolled pants leg, CoatCape and headphones. Sylvie gets it even worse, with some deriding her just because of her very flamboyant J-Pop styled outfit.
5th Mar '17 2:04:58 PM MagBas
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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: The ''other'' reason Yuki was hated. Since she was a mix of BarrierMaiden and OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who didn't fight, fans of other female characters thought she was stupid, useless, weak, and [[DieForOurShip stole Kyo from "more deserving" strong females]] (and/or [[HoYay other males]]). [[SarcasmMode Of course that's because]] [[UnfortunateImplications a woman's fighting skills and physical strength determines whether she "deserves" a love interest or not]], and if she's a strong female character her success in life won't be complete unless she gets the boyfriend that the fangirls want for her.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: The ''other'' reason Yuki was hated. Since she was a mix of BarrierMaiden and OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who didn't fight, fans of other female characters thought she was stupid, useless, weak, and [[DieForOurShip stole Kyo from "more deserving" strong females]] (and/or [[HoYay other males]]). [[SarcasmMode Of course that's because]] [[UnfortunateImplications because a woman's fighting skills and physical strength determines whether she "deserves" a love interest or not]], and if she's a strong female character her success in life won't be complete unless she gets the boyfriend that the fangirls want for her.
25th Dec '16 4:39:51 PM Morgenthaler
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** Ron, the {{badass}} [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC]] who shows up in ''KOF 2000'', is a notable example.

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** Ron, the {{badass}} badass [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC]] who shows up in ''KOF 2000'', is a notable example.
27th Nov '16 8:52:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: Rugal Bernstein does evil [[ForTheEvulz for the sake of being evil]]. He owns one of the world's biggest weapons manufacturers, has a BIG influence on global politics, is capable of causing [[WorldWarThree World War III]], and killed many martial artists just to bathe their bodies in liquid bronze and make them into decorative statues for his yacht. In Heidern's backstory, where we find out that Rugal slaughtered all 50 soldiers in the guy's squad before killing [[ItsPersonal his wife and daughter]], who he had previously kidnapped, just for the fun of it, and topping it off with [[EyeScream gouging out Heidern's left eye]] and leaving him to live in despair.

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* CompleteMonster: Rugal Bernstein does evil [[ForTheEvulz for the sake of being evil]]. He owns one of the [[MegaCorp world's biggest biggest]] [[ArmsDealer weapons manufacturers, manufacturers]], has a BIG influence on global politics, is capable of causing [[WorldWarThree World War III]], WorldWarIII, and killed many martial artists just to bathe their bodies in liquid bronze and make them into decorative statues for his yacht. In Heidern's backstory, where we find out that Rugal slaughtered all 50 soldiers in the guy's squad before killing [[ItsPersonal his wife and daughter]], who he had previously kidnapped, just for the fun of it, and topping it off with [[EyeScream gouging out Heidern's left eye]] and leaving him to live in despair.
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