History YMMV / TheKingOfFighters

27th Jun '16 3:43:25 PM Dragon-Kid
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* DieForOurShip: Kyo's girlfriend, Yuki, is ''loathed'' by Kyo x (insert: Iori, Shingo, Athena, etc.) shippers.

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* DieForOurShip: DieForOurShip:
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Kyo's girlfriend, Yuki, is ''loathed'' by Kyo x (insert: Iori, Shingo, Athena, etc.) shippers.shippers.
** Athena, who's otherwise likable, is also hated by rabid Kensou fans of both genders who accuse her of being an ungrateful slut who plays with his feelings since she refuses or ignores his advances, and sometimes she's twisted into a self-centered skank who plays with both Kensou and Kyo's feelings solely for her own pleasure. Never mind that the worst she has done is either ignoring or turning Kensou's affections down, while also caring for him when he needs it. Although she does start dating Kensou in the ''Maximum Impact'' continuity, but has to keep it a secret given her idol status.
** Andy is a similar case to the above. People can't believe that he doesn't throw himself at the feet of an attractive and popular character like Mai who chases after him, so they bash him to death since "OMG THE HOTTEST WOMAN EVER LIKES YOU, YOU MUST BE AN IDIOT OR GAY TO NOT F*CK HER!"



** Athena, who's otherwise likable, is also hated by rabid Kensou fans of both genders who accuse her of being an ungrateful slut who plays with his feelings since she refuses or ignores his advances, and sometimes she's twisted into a self-centered skank who plays with both Kensou and Kyo's feelings solely for her own pleasure. Never mind that the worst she has done is either ignoring or turning Kensou's affections down, while also caring for him when he needs it. Although she does start dating Kensou in the ''Maximum Impact'' continuity, but has to keep it a secret given her idol status.
** Andy is a similar case to the above. People can't believe that he doesn't throw himself at the feet of an attractive and popular character like Mai who chases after him, so they bash him to death since "OMG THE HOTTEST WOMAN EVER LIKES YOU, YOU MUST BE AN IDIOT OR GAY TO NOT F*CK HER!"
21st Jun '16 9:28:50 AM speedyboris
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* PortingDisaster: Not an extreme case, but ''KOF: The Orochi Saga'' was marred by ''in-game'' loading, which wasn't present in the arcade versions. The same issue occurred for ''VideoGame/MetalSlug Anthology'' for PS2, and both compilations were made by Terminal Reality.
18th Jun '16 5:50:20 PM ChrisX
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** May Lee was once seen as this due to replacing Jhun in ''2001'' and then replacing longtime regular King in ''2002'' and taking her spot on the Women Fighters Team alongside fellow vets Yuri and Mai. [[AmericansHateTingle The Japanese essentially screamed]], '''[[MemeticMutation "I RAGED. HARD"]]''' over the latter to the point that not even adding King ''back'' in the home ports could undo the damage. Most of this scorn has passed over since and May Lee is seen as an EnsembleDarkHorse elsewhere.

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** May Lee was once seen as this due to replacing Jhun in ''2001'' and then replacing longtime regular King in ''2002'' and taking her spot on the Women Fighters Team alongside fellow vets Yuri and Mai. [[AmericansHateTingle The Japanese essentially screamed]], '''[[MemeticMutation "I RAGED. HARD"]]''' over the latter to the point that not even adding King ''back'' in the home ports could undo the damage. Adding fuel to the fire is that back in those days, due to SNK's takeover by the Korean company Eolith, said company demanded a 'female Korean' to be promoted, and this created May Lee, prompting some to see her as CreatorsPet. Most of this scorn has passed over since and May Lee is seen as an EnsembleDarkHorse elsewhere.elsewhere, compounded with how jokes about her going missing will cross into DudeNotFunny due to [[AuthorExistenceFailure the passing of]] [[Creator/TomokoKawakami her only voice actress.]]
18th Jun '16 5:46:30 PM ChrisX
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** While K' managed to avoid this during NESTS (although in the very beginning he had his haters), Ash Crimson got the full brunt of hatred from fans (of the west, at least), especially when he started actively upstaging Kyo by beating Riot of the Blood Iori. His flamboyant appearance doesn't help, either.

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** While K' managed to avoid this during NESTS (although in the very beginning he had his haters), Ash Crimson got the full brunt of hatred from fans (of the west, at least), especially when he started actively upstaging Kyo by beating Riot of the Blood Iori. His flamboyant appearance doesn't help, either. Thankfully, XIV's new protagonist Shun'ei managed to avert this: While he wasn't that greatly received, at least he did not generate the massive hate Ash got.
13th Jun '16 1:16:37 AM IAmTheRooster
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** Gang-il's physical appearance, especially in the face, bears an eerie resemblance to [[WebOriginal/TheKingOfHate DarkSydePhil.]] This has not gone unnoticed.
12th Jun '16 7:52:21 AM Sestren_NK
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** ''2002'' compared to ''2001''. Although some hold the game in the same regard to ''2001'' given Eolith's involvement, it's popularity rivals the first Dream Match game in certain regions. Returning it to the traditional 3-on-3 system without strikers, new mechanics, and seeing the return of several old favorites probably helped.

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** As mentioned in DorkAge above, ''2002'' compared is seen as this to ''2001''. ''2001'' for some. Although some others hold the game in the same regard to ''2001'' given Eolith's involvement, it's popularity rivals the first Dream Match game in certain regions. Returning it to the traditional 3-on-3 system without strikers, new mechanics, and seeing the return of several old favorites probably helped.
12th Jun '16 6:59:36 AM Sestren_NK
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** 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.



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''XIII'' is this to ''XII''. It added a lot more characters, including those that were inexplicably missing before, more modes, closed the Tales of Ash saga, and made the fighting more fun overall.

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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: SurprisinglyImprovedSequel:
** ''2002'' compared to ''2001''. Although some hold the game in the same regard to ''2001'' given Eolith's involvement, it's popularity rivals the first Dream Match game in certain regions. Returning it to the traditional 3-on-3 system without strikers, new mechanics, and seeing the return of several old favorites probably helped.
** To a greater extent,
''XIII'' is this to ''XII''. It added a lot more characters, including those that were inexplicably missing before, more modes, closed the Tales of Ash saga, and made the fighting more fun overall.
12th Jun '16 6:26:18 AM Sestren_NK
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* SelfFanservice: [[AmazonianBeauty Muscle fetishists]] tend to fawn over a sizable portion of the female cast (namely the adult ones). They're particularly fond of Leona for some reason, but the list of likely runner-ups for fan artists includes (but certainly is not limited to) Mai, Blue Mary, Athena, Vice, Shermie, Vanessa, Angel, and even ''Kula''.
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''2001'', due to the game being handled by a different team, and KOF XII, due to being an ObviousBeta.



* SelfFanservice: [[AmazonianBeauty Muscle fetishists]] tend to fawn over a sizable portion of the female cast (namely the adult ones). They're particularly fond of Leona for some reason, but the list of likely runner-ups for fan artists includes (but certainly is not limited to) Mai, Blue Mary, Athena, Vice, Shermie, Vanessa, Angel, and even ''Kula''.
* {{Sequelitis}}: KOF XII, due to being an ObviousBeta.
12th Jun '16 6:23:30 AM Sestren_NK
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** Athena, who's otherwise likable, is also hated by rabid Kensou fans of both genders who accuse her of being an ungrateful slut who plays with his feelings since she refuses or ignores her advances, and sometimes she's twisted into a self-centered skank who plays with both Kensou and Kyo's feelings solely for her own pleasure. Never mind that the worst she has done is either ignoring or turning Kensou's affections down, while also caring for him when he needs it.

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** Athena, who's otherwise likable, is also hated by rabid Kensou fans of both genders who accuse her of being an ungrateful slut who plays with his feelings since she refuses or ignores her his advances, and sometimes she's twisted into a self-centered skank who plays with both Kensou and Kyo's feelings solely for her own pleasure. Never mind that the worst she has done is either ignoring or turning Kensou's affections down, while also caring for him when he needs it. Although she does start dating Kensou in the ''Maximum Impact'' continuity, but has to keep it a secret given her idol status.


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** Unless you played the games, Benimaru from a visual standpoint.
4th Jun '16 10:47:57 PM nombretomado
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* 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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* 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 [=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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