As many tropers know, ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}'' contains '''''LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters'''''. This will be a [[SeriousBusiness HUGE]] project, possibly remaining a WIP for several thousands of years to come. Here is a list of '''EVERY CHARACTER''' in the series, including the crossover characters.

Characters are listed in alphabetical order of last names. It should be noted that all the Chinese and Korean character names are rendered in the Western style (given name-surname rather than surname-given name).

Due to size problems, this page has now been split. Please put new relevant characters and their related tropes in the new pages linked below. For the sake of simplicity, characters debuting in ''The King of Fighters '94'' will be listed in the Rugal Saga page and so on.

Please refer to the ''Characters/FatalFury'' and ''Characters/ArtOfFighting'' character pages for tropes applying to alternate incarnations of characters that also appear in this series.
!!Characters in the main ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}'' storyline
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* Characters/{{The King of Fighters}} - Place here characters from the ''EX'' and ''Maximum Impact'' series, as well as team formations in the main series.
* [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga The King of Fighters: The Rugal Saga]] - Place here characters debuting in ''KOF '94''.
* [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheOrochiSaga The King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga]] - Place here characters debuting from ''KOF '95'' to ''KOF '98''.
* [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheNESTSChronicles The King of Fighters: The NESTS Chronicles]] - Place here characters debuting from ''KOF '99'' to ''KOF 2002'' (this includes ''[[UpdatedRerelease 2002: Unlimited Match]]'').
* [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheTalesOfAsh The King of Fighters: The Tales of Ash]] - Place here characters debuting from ''KOF 2003'' to ''KOF XIII''.
* [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersXIV The King of Fighters XIV]] - Place here characters debuting in ''KOF XIV''.



!Debuting in the ''EX'' series
!!''The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood''

[[folder:Moe Habana - ''USA'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Reiko Chiba

->The female lead of the series, Moe is a guardian of one of the Ten Sacred Treasures, the Yatsuka no Tsurugi. A high school student residing in America, she comes across a wounded Kyo after his battle with Orochi and subsequent evasion of NESTS. Worried for his safety, Moe nurses Kyo back to health and accompanies him throughout KOF.

* BareYourMidriff
* BigBrotherMentor - She sees Kyo as one.
* BoyishShortHair[=/=]TomboyishSidetails - Possibly in emulation of Kyo.
* ButNotTooForeign - Japanese parentage, but she grew up in the States.
* CuteBruiser
* DistaffCounterpart - Could be thought of as Kyo's. She styles her hair like his, copies his fighting stance, and shares a few (but not all) of his moves, tailored to [[PetalPower her powers]].
* FingerlessGloves
* HeartSymbol - On her t-shirt.
* ModestyShorts
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* PetalPower
* PunnyName - Named after the Japanese fad known as {{Moe}}.
* WaifFu

!!''The King of Fighters [=EX2=]: Howling Blood''

[[folder:Sinobu Amou - ''Implied to be Japan'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SawaIshige

-> The shy guardian of one of the Ten Sacred Treasures, the Makaru Kaeshi no Tama, Sinobu was kidnapped by the European millionaire Gustav Munchausen, who plans to channel the spirit of Goenitz through his body.

* BlowYouAway
** RazorWind
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* DemonicPossession[=/=]GrandTheftMe - By [[SNKBoss Goenitz]], no less.
* TheDragon - To Gustav, although not willingly.
* GoldenSuperMode[=/=][[TurnsRed Turns Gold]] - For the second round. This also signifies his change of ElementalPowers from wind to lightning.
* MysticalWhiteHair
* PowerFloats
* ShockAndAwe
* SNKBoss - He holds the distinction of being the youngest one ever in this series. His winquote sums it up quite nicely.
-->'''Sinobu''': "[[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHA]][[LaughingMad HAHAHAHAHA!]] I BROKE YOU!!!"

[[folder:Jun Kagami - ''Japan'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Mariko Suzuki

-> Another guardian of the Ten Sacred Treasures, Jun is a classy woman who enjoys the finer things in life. She joins Iori's team in ''[=EX2=]'' to help out Miu.

%%* CombatStilettos
* CoolBigSis - To Miu.
%%* DanceBattler
* GravityMaster - Most notably seen in her apparent SuperStrength; she's so powerful that she can smash her opponent into the ground with enough force, causing them to bounce ''vertically off-screen''.
%%* HairAntennae
* MightyGlacier - Has the slowest run of all characters, barring Chang. Her gameplay is also power-based.
%%* OfCorsetsSexy
%%* SexyWalk
* StatuesqueStunner - She actually beats out Diana as the tallest female in all continuities at 6'6" (199cm).
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

[[folder:Miu Kurosaki - ''Japan'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiNonaka

-> A guardian of one of the Ten Sacred Treasures, Miu is a quiet and lonely girl. She joins the ''[=EX2=]'' tournament in search of her older brother Sinobu, who she fears has fallen prey to the Orochi power.

* AssKicksYou - One of her specials.
* BadassBack - Her backward walking animation and victory pose.
* BareYourMidriff
* DramaticWind
* FeatherFlechettes
* HairDecorations
* {{Joshikousei}}
* MagicSkirt
* TheQuietOne
* RazorSharpHand - Like Iori, she can slice people with her bare hands.
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Subverted. She appears to not care for much, but if you're close to her, she'll shower you with genuine affection.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack
* WomanInBlack - Official artwork depicts her as such, but the sprites have her wearing a {{purple|IsTheNewBlack}} uniform instead.
* ZettaiRyouiki

[[folder:Reiji Oogami - ''Japan'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuInada

-> A member of the Hero Team in ''[=EX2=]'' alongside Kyo and Moe, he is a guardian of the Hetsu Kagami, one of the Ten Sacred Treasures. A representative of Chizuru Kagura currently living in America, he is the one who invites Kyo to the tournament so they can investigate the phenomena disturbing the seal on Orochi.

* DarkSkinnedRedhead - Artwork gives off this impression more so than his sprites. Compare this to his daughter, who appears significantly paler.
* DotingParent
* HopelessSuitor - Appears to be one for Jun given his dialogue during the Hero Team's encounter with the Yagami Team.
* MasterOfIllusion
* PlayingWithFire
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Subverted. He is very focused on addressing his clan's duties, but outside of combat, [[FunPersonified he's more laid back and optimistic]], especially [[DotingParent when it comes to his daughter]]. In a fight, however, Reiji's no slouch.
* RedHeadedHero
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend - Because his daughter dresses in a manner similar to Chizuru and even resembles her, there was a strong rumor that he was Chizuru's husband. The two [[JustFriends are merely good friends]] and representatives of the same clan.
* ThemeNaming - His moveset has a distinct wolf theme to it. Sadly, no [[Manga/DragonBall Wolf Fang Fist]] here.

!Debuting in the ''Maximum Impact'' series
!!''The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact''

[[folder:Mignon Beart - ''USA'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Miwa Yasuda (Japanese), Vanessa Bellardini (English)

-> A sorceress who inherited her grandmother's techniques. She becomes a pop star and has a rival in Athena. She decides to enter the tournament to do battle with her.

* AnimalMotifs - [[CuteKitten Cats.]] Aside from [[CatGirl the below]], she also has a move called [[StanceSystem Kitten Style]], where she crawls around on all fours and meows. She assumes a similar stance while crouching.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* BringIt - She has a habit of taunting foes after landing combos, which also plays into her ManChild tendencies.
* CatGirl - The motif behind her "Another" design. Comes complete with [[PrettyInMink fur linings]], AbsoluteCleavage, and ZettaiRyouiki.
* CoolBigSis - Literally to Ninon, although she doesn't earn any respect from her.
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
%%* CuteButCacophonic
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
%%* CuteWitch
* ElementalPowers - [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], [[MakingASplash water]], and [[ShockAndAwe lightning]].
* FamousAncestor - Her grandmother might have been a famous witch. [[HeroWorshipper Mignon certainly believes so.]]
* GenkiGirl - May be THE most triumphant example in this game.
%%* HairDecorations
* HealThyself - Her Magical Healing DM.
* IdolSinger
** MagicIdolSinger
* {{Meganekko}} - Briefly seen with glasses in the ending FMV of ''Maximum Impact'' while reading a book, suggesting Mignon might only need them for such purposes.
* MementoMacGuffin - Mignon possesses a jewel box given to her by her late grandmother. Mignon believes she'll be a true witch once she finally opens it.
* OjouRinglets
* RedEyesTakeWarning - With her personality, [[AvertedTrope no, not really.]]
* TheRival - To Athena.
* SheFu
* SiblingYinYang - The Yang to Ninon's Yin.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - Certain versions of ''Maximum Impact'' spell her name as Mi'''n'''gnon.
* ThemeNaming - Her moves plead to non-specific spirits. This is in contrast to her sister's moves which invoke specific entities, mostly cribbed from Judeo-Christian mythos.
* ThirdPersonPerson
* ThrowDownTheBomblet - Her Level 3, Heartful Present.
* UnfortunateNames - Filet mignon, anyone?
** Alternatively, she might be named after the title character of the French opera ''Mignon'' by Ambroise Thomas (as well as the novel ''Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship'' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which ''Mignon'' was based off of)... which may or may not do much to deter potential steak jokes all the same.
*** Or it could just be the regular French adjective "mignon", meaning "cute".
* WhiteMagic

[[folder:Duke - ''Unknown (implied to be Russia)'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Japanese), Jerry Lyden (English)

-> The boss of the Mephistopheles gang, a sub-syndicate of Addes. Duke is a SelfMadeMan who was a part of a genetic experiment by a scientist named Jalange. He is referred to as Type "D" by his superiors, just as Nagase is referred to as Type "N". It is said that he is immortal, evidenced by the large scar across his neck. He is the one who killed Alba and Soiree's mentor Fate in order to gain full control of Southtown. He hosts the new King of Fighters tournament to lure his enemies out. In the final round, Duke is defeated by Alba, but vanishes during a blackout of the stadium. He enters the 2nd tournament held by Jivatma to find out the truth of what happened to his sister, whom Jalange promised would be well taken care of.

* AffablyEvil
* AudibleSharpness - His Swivel Gun special (read: "modified Genocide Cutter").
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - Former leader of Mephistopheles (a sub-syndicate of Addes) and one of the top members of the Children of Kokaviel (select members of Addes known for their fighting prowess). Even when he's acting as Jivatma's [[TheDragon Dragon]], he still kicks ass.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BeardOfEvil
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS - Has a gigantic, red-colored D on the back of his suit.
* DevilInPlainSight - Really easy to pick out in a crowd, as he's not only extremely tall, but his skin is pale and he has dual-toned hair. His nickname is "''The Man Hell Coughed Up''."
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Type D]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars - Across his ''throat''.
* GravityMaster - He has a super called [[GravitySucks Gravitational Wave]]. It's unknown if this is connected to his fire powers.
* HiddenDepths - His hobby is listening to operas.
* IAmYourOpponent - In the first ''Maximum Impact'', right before facing a non-central character for his boss fight.
--> "The plan is that I'm going to be your opponent in the finale. And I promise you, heh heh, you'll enjoy it."
* {{Immortality}} - Rumored to have this because of the aforementioned scar.
* TheMafia - Looks and acts similar to a classic mafia Don.
%%* LargeAndInCharge
%%* MightyGlacier
* MoralityPet - His sister. You could argue that this role was transferred over to Lien after his sister's death.
* MulticoloredHair - {{Justified|Trope}} in that part of his hair seems to be graying. That is, when said portions don't appear to be ''yellow'' instead.
* NamesTheSame - Not to be confused with the protagonist of SNK beat-em-up ''Burning Fight'', who has appeared a time or two in the main ''KOF'' series as a Striker.
* OminousLatinChanting - Has two theme songs that contain this.
* PetTheDog - Tells Lien that if she had stayed away, she would have been able to live to pleasant life.
%%* PlayingWithFire
* RedBaron - "Hell's Executioner."
* SeeYouInHell - He leaves this message in blood after he vanishes.
* SelfMadeMan
* ShockwaveStomp - A few of his moves involve [[GroundPound slamming his fist/foot into the ground]] so hard that flames are created.
* SNKBoss - In ''Maximum Impact'', he had an infinite super meter.
* TakingTheBullet - For Lien in her ''[=MI2=]'' story.
* ThisCannotBe - "How can I...!"
* UhOhEyes - His sclera is ''yellow''.
* UseYourHead - One of his combos ends with Duke grabbing his opponent and then reeling them in for a headbutt.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs - His Volcanic Bomb Level 3 starts with a Giant Swing followed by an [[StuffBlowingUp explosive]], [[IncendiaryExponent fiery]] atomic bomb. For added measure, Duke drops a [[PrecisionFStrike "Go to hell!"]] at the end.

[[folder:Rock Howard - ''USA'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EijiTakemoto (Japanese), Jon Thomas (''Maximum Impact'', English), Mike Lane (''Maximum Impact 2'', English)

->The only son of Geese Howard. Rock was raised solely by his mother Marie, who cautioned him not to approach his father. Unfortunately, due to the loneliness suffered from Geese's neglect, Marie fell ill and passed away in Rock's care. Sometime later, Terry Bogard took Rock in his care and trained him. When Terry revealed the truth about his father, Rock charged at him in a rage, but got over it. He enters the Maximum Mayhem tournament held by Kain R. Heinlein to get answers regarding his mother, and may or may not have been tricked by Kain into working with him to uncover Geese's secret legacy. In ''Maximum Impact'', Billy Kane is trying to get him to take over Geese's role as ruler of Southtown.

* {{Angst}} - ''The'' defining trait of Rock.
** BadassAngster
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* DisappearedDad - ... It's Geese Howard's son we're talking about here.
** ParentalAbandonment - Just like in ''Garou'', both of his parents are dead.
* ExecutiveMeddling - SNK Playmore's desire to save Rock for the ''Garou'' sequel is the only thing keeping Rock from full-on becoming a playable character in the main series... [[ComicBookTime where he's eternally a child of about six or seven years]].
* FingerlessGloves
* GenerationXerox - Billy Kane is trying to force this on him.
* GratuitousEnglish: He's adopted by Terry and is the biological son of Geese, two of the biggest violators of this trope... and he somehow ''averts'' this.
* HappilyAdopted - By Terry.
* HeroicBSOD - Whenever he finishes a match with one of Geese's moves, he slumps to the floor in pain.
* KiAttacks
* LoveTriangle - [[ChickMagnet Unwillingly placed in one]] in the alternate maximum impact continuity, due to the advances of both [[BettyAndVeronica Ninon Beart and B. Jenet]]. [[LoverTugOfWar The two even seem to be fighting over him in their own intro poses]]. Poor Rock, [[{{Adorkable}} who feels uneasy when in the company of the other sex]], has no comment on the matter.
* {{Mangst}}
* OedipusComplex - Towards Geese, of course.
* RaisedByDudes - Rock ''can'' function normally in society, but since he grew up surrounded mainly by men, he's flustered by women, hence his shy reaction to B. Jenet and Ninon Beart hitting on him in ''Maximum Impact 2''. This doesn't stop him from helping those in need.
** As of ''Regulation A'', the only woman he can keep face when talking to is Blue Mary. And his introduction with Mai Shiranui is an humorous example of his lack of understanding regarding women. Realizing their relationship to each other (Rock is Terry's adopted son; Terry is Andy's older brother; Andy is Mai's self-proclaimed fiancé), Rock addresses Mai as ObaSan but is cut off with her angrily yelling ThisIsUnforgivable several times.
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Subverted. He's nothing like Geese and is actually a pretty nice guy.

[[folder:Chae Lim - ''South Korea'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Yukiko Amano (Japanese), Allie Moss (English)

-> A young girl who has been training under Kim since she was four. She is rumored to be Kim's secret weapon for KOF. The ''Maximum Impact'' tournament marks her first professional debut.

* BadassNormal - As the closest thing this series has to a female Kim, yeah... go figure.
* BareYourMidriff - Her "Another" design.
* BoyishShortHair
* CuteBruiser
* DetectEvil - Of note is that some people whom are flagged as evil by Kim are not flagged as so by Chae.
* DistaffCounterpart - To Kim himself. Unlike May Lee, she wears a dobok. She even took most of Kim's moves until Kim was added to the ''[=MI2=]'' roster.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DynamicEntry - This is how she enters her stage in the story mode of ''[=MI2=]''.
* FingerlessGloves
* KickChick
* MulticoloredHair - Black [[SkunkStripe with a few bangs of white in the front.]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable - Kim's ideals and intolerance for evil tend to rub off on his students. She's no exception.

[[folder:Alba Meira - ''Germany'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Hiroyuki Satou (Japanese), Jason Wooley (English)

-> The current leader of Southtown. Alba and his brother Soiree were orphaned at the age of 3, [[ParentalAbandonment when their parents died in an accident]]. At 14, they escaped the orphanage and [[HappilyAdopted were taken in by Fate]], the then leader of Southtown who succeeded Geese Howard after his death. Fate told both of them that they had a role to play for Southtown's future. Unfortunately, since Southtown was the den for several crime lords, after Geese's death war had erupted in their ranks to see who would succeed Geese, and Fate ended up assassinated by Duke, the leader of Mephistopheles, using Lien Neville as a proxy. Alba sets out to find his mentor's killer, and enters Duke's tournament. He defeats Duke, but he vanishes. Alba becomes the leader of Southtown along with his brother, but both hear of mysterious events around the town. He encounters Luise Meyrink, who reveals that he is part of a prophecy, but when Alba questions her about it, he has no choice but to fight her for the answers. She vanishes afterward, and Alba encounters Jivatma, the leader of Kusiel, which are the remnants of Mephistopheles and a sub-syndicate of a new NebulousEvilOrganization called Addes. Jivatma confirms Luise's claims, referring to Alba as "Judeim", and reveals that Alba is needed for an ancient prophecy to occur. Alba fights him, but after beating Jivatma suddenly has visions of a black-silhouetted being with white hair and collapses. When he wakes up, he realizes that Luise saved him, and she reveals that Soiree has been taken by Addes. Luise decides to reveal everything to Alba.

* AnimeHair - [[MulticoloredHair Dual-toned red and white]] (the red is presumably dyed if Soiree's hair color is any indication).
* AuthorAvatar - WordOfGod says that Alba was made to be a "cooler Falcoon." That might explain why Alba has a ''triple'' projectile, an anti-air reversal, and is ''only'' beaten out [[GameBreaker in terms of bells and whistles]] by [[CreatorsPet Ash]].
* BadassArmFold - In ''Maximum Impact'', if Alba's faced in Story Mode, you'll see him doing this on top of a crane at the Rooftop stage as he talks about how he'll use his next opponent as a stepping stone to the top. He then proceeds to calmly walk off the crane and drop to the floor ''without'' uncrossing his arms or performing a ThreePointLanding.
* {{Bishonen}}
** FaceOfAThug - Despite falling into the above trope, other mediums sometimes describe Alba as a mean-looking punk who speaks in an eloquent yet rude manner. Even his seiyuu refers to Alba as a virtuous and kind-hearted person who "looks like a bad guy."
* CoolCar - Is shown driving one in the intro FMV to ''Maximum Impact 2''.
* CoolShades
* CounterAttack - Alba has a few reversal throws in his arsenal.
* EldritchAbomination - Is one half of the being known as Judeim.
** It should be noted that Judeim is implied to be a HumanoidAbomination, in a shape similar to that of Luise and Jivatma.
* IWillFindYou - Soiree goes missing after the battle with Jivatma. Alba teams up with Luise to go looking for him.
* KiAttacks - Which seem to mimic [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] and [[BlowYouAway wind]].
* {{Mangst}} - Although his grief for both his biological parents and adopted father are implied, he holds a picture of his parents as a treasured keepsake and isn't the type to thrust his problems onto others.
* NobleDemon
* PeekABangs
* PowerTattoo - Has half of winged, horned skull etched on his back, with the other half belonging to Soiree. This is a marking of his and Soiree's status as Judeim.
** TattooAsCharacterType - The tattoo, mostly spanning his upper right back and shoulder, fits the supernatural origin, given the twins' true identity as Judeim.
* RapidFireFisticuffs - Some of his moves consist of this, most notably during his Level 3.
* RedOniBlueOni - Inverted: The red-clad Alba is the blue oni while the blue-clad Soiree is the red one.
* RedBaron - "The Devil of Daybreak."
* SugarAndIcePersonality - His [[TheStoic stoicism]] knows no bounds, but he genuinely shows concern for his younger brother and the people of Southtown.
* ThemeTwinNaming - Alba is Italian for "daybreak," while Soiree is "twilight" in French. [[PolarOppositeTwins Get it?]]
* ThisCannotBe - "How can this be?!?"
* VoiceOfTheLegion - At the end of his story in ''[=MI2=]'', where he speaks in a [[PowerEchoes bellowing]] dual voice, implying he's remembering his past as Judeim.
* WouldHitAGirl
--> (''to Lien''): "There's no mercy even if you are a chick."
* [[SiblingYinYang Yin]]

[[folder:Soiree Meira - ''Germany'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Kouji Haramaki (Japanese), Ed Bishop (English)

-> Alba's brother. He and Alba escaped the orphanage they lived at and were adopted by Fate. They both sought and avenged his death. Soiree is the more laid-back and carefree of the two and tries to help Alba in any way he can. He encounters Jivatma, but is incapacitated by visions of Judeim and is captured by the Addes organization.

* BigBrotherWorship - [[LampshadeHanging Mocked]] by his seiyuu, Kouji Haramaki, who has once said that "[[HoYay male bonding is gross.]]" However, Haramaki ''did'' [[LifeImitatesArt become good friends with Hiroyuki Satou (Alba's seiyuu) by voicing Soiree]].
* TheCharmer - With an added dash of ChivalrousPervert. Watch how he tries to woo Luise by asking her to dance with him. She tries to avoid him, but his charisma is so electric that she can't help but be amused by him.
* DanceBattler - Uses Capoeira like Bob Wilson and Richard Meyer.
* EldritchAbomination - Is one half of the being known as Judeim.
* FunPersonified
* HandsomeLech
--> (''to most female fighters'') "Whoa... hey there baby! This could be my lucky day!"
* HotBlooded - He's not as bad as the likes of Joe or Ralf, but Soiree definitely has his days.
* KiAttacks - Although his attacks give off the appearance of [[BlowYouAway wind]] attacks, it's just your everyday PureEnergy.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName - Aside of the "different as night and day" theme between his name and Alba's, a soiree is also a social gathering or party, usually formal and held at night. Soiree's showboating and his "Well, well, the main attraction!" intro line may be meant to reflect this.
* MysticalWhiteHair - Averted, unless you factor in his extraterrestrial origins.
* NiceHat - Though he never wears it.
* PowerTattoo[=/=]TattooAsCharacterType - See Alba's entry above.
* RedOniBlueOni - See Alba's entry.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* [[SiblingYinYang Yang]]

[[folder:Lien Neville - ''England'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Fumiko Inoue (Japanese), Claire Caponigro (English)

-> A former subordinate of Duke. Her family was killed by Jivatma so she goes undercover to exact revenge. She kills Fate and prompts Alba and Soiree's rise to power. She eventually finds a kindred spirit in Duke, as both of their lives were ruined by Addes.

* AbsoluteCleavage
* BoobsOfSteel - She is the physically strongest female character in the ''Maximum Impact'' games, and her bust is just as impressive as her strength. Ironically, she's the [[CharacterTiers weakest character]] in ''[=MI2=]'' [[WordOfGod according to Falcoon]].
* UsefulNotes/BritishAccents - [[IAmVeryBritish RP.]]
* CombatPragmatist
--> "To win... I will use any method..."
* CombatStilettos
* CoolCar - Is seen riding on a highway in one (complete with requisite CoolShades) during the ending of ''Maximum Impact''.
* CounterAttack - Her Level 3 super, Assault Type ω: Alecto, can only be performed off of a block.
* DarkActionGirl - Designed as this and a FemmeFatale to serve as a {{foil}} to Mai. Lien does lighten up a little in time for the second ''Maximum Impact''.
* FemmeFatale
* ForeignFanservice - The most blatant example.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual - Owns a pair of NightVisionGoggles.
* HairDecorations
* LongHairIsFeminine
* MaleGaze - Used extensively in the intro of ''Maximum Impact 2'' where the camera focuses excessively on her chest.
* PillarOfLight - [[MostAnnoyingSound "Requesting backup!"]]
* ProfessionalKiller
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Pinballs between playing it straight and subverting it.
* SexyBacklessOutfit
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - For whatever reason, her first name is translated as "Lien" rather than "Leanne" (which makes much more sense), despite the direct translation of the kanji for her name: リアン = Leanne.
* SpyCatsuit - Which she [[ZipMeUp unzips]] in the intro to ''MI''. It appears that there's [[VaporWear nothing]] [[AbsoluteCleavage underneath]], either.
* StatuesqueStunner
* ThisCannotBe - "How can this be?"
* YouKilledMyFather - She seeks to kill Duke in retribution for the death of her parents.

!!''The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2''

[[folder:Ninon Beart - ''USA'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Jun Koutsuka (Japanese), Jessica Wachsman (English)

-> Mignon's sister and rival. When Mignon inherited their grandmothers' secret techniques, she felt jealous and decided to see if Mignon was worthy of them by competing in the 2nd tournament. Hates being underestimated by her older sister.

* ACupAngst - Her ''Regulation A'' opening with B. Jenet reveals this.
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Younger Sister]]
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter - Serves as this to Mignon.
* BirdsOfAFeather - Is trying to use this on Rock, as she believes they have similar vibes.
* BlackMagic
* BringIt - Like her sister, a few of her combos end in taunts.
* CreepyChild
* CuteWitch
* DarkMagicalGirl - Given how graceful she is (as opposed to her older sister), it's a safe bet to assume that she'll become a LadyOfBlackMagic when she matures.
* DeathFromAbove - Her Level 3, Ebony Moon of Hecate, is a friggin' meteor storm.
* DetectEvil
* ElegantGothicLolita - Her Normal costume is Kuro-Lolita. Her "Another" costume is Wa-Lolita.
* ElementalPowers - [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], and [[PlayingWithFire fire]].
* FamousAncestor - Same deal as Mignon.
* HairColorDissonance - A rather light blonde (almost platinum blonde) usually, though [[ she's occasionally drawn with]] [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]].
* HairDecorations - A headband with [[SomethingAboutARose a black rose]] on top, complimenting the pair worn on her stocking. Her "Another" design has two bows.
* LittleMissBadass
* LittleMissSnarker - Sweet Christmas is she a snarky one.
* MulticoloredHair - Black with red highlights in her "Another" costume.
* {{Ojou}} - A darker version. She's still pretty graceful nonetheless.
* TheRival - Toward her sister Mignon.
* SiblingYinYang - The Yin to Mignon's Yang.
* StrawNihilist - Her quotes have a distinct nihilistic flavor.
* TeleportersAndTransporters - Her Lilith's Temptation.
* ThemeNaming - Her moves invoke specific entities, mostly cribbed from Judeo-Christian mythos. This is in contrast to her sister's moves which plead to non-specific spirits.
* VerbalTic - In Japanese, she ends most of her sentences with "shi," the Japanese word for death. This also shows her apathetic nature in general.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears
* WomanInBlack

[[folder:Fiolina "Fio" Germi - ''Italy'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Ryoko Nakano (Japanese, credited as Aikel), Melissa Ex (English)

-> A character ported over from the ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' series, she a member of the Sparrows Intelligence Unit who is best known for helping the Peregrine Falcon Squad defeat General Morden's EvilArmy and the [[AlienInvasion Mars People]] on several occasions.

* AffirmativeActionGirl - In her original series, at least.
* BareYourMidriff
* TheCameo - In turn, Ralf and Clark would eventually {{cross over}} to ''Metal Slug 6''.
* CombatPragmatist - Fio has at her disposal (in addition to [[AnAxeToGrind a hand axe]]) [[StuffBlowingUp fire bombs]], [[ThrowDownTheBomblet grenades]], and ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill two]]'' [[MoreDakka Heavy Machineguns.]]
* CuteButCacophonic - Definitely, but there are worse examples.
* DualWielding - One of her supers has Fio whip out [[DualTonfas twin tonfas]] to increase her damage output.
* FingerlessGloves
* GenkiGirl
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Ojou}} - Heiress to the House of Germi, a wealthy Italian family.
* OverprotectiveDad - Fiolina has one.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud - She actually imitates the sounds of her machine gun fire.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet
* YouRemindMeOfX - Her intros with the VideoGame/IkariWarriors has Fio compare them with her fellow Peregrine Falcons (Ralf looks just like Marco, Clark looks kind of like Tarma, and Leona looks nothing like Eri).

[[folder:Hanzo Hattori - ''Japan'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Masaki Usui (Japanese), Liou Johnson (English)

-> Ported over from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', he serves as a holographic sparring partner for Nagase.

* AnimalMotifs - His "Another" outfit was designed with a dragonfly in mind.
* TheCameo
* DoppelgangerAttack - Made out of what appears to be [[SuperSmoke smoke]].
* FingerlessGloves
* HandSeals
* MonochromaticEyes
** ProphetEyes
* {{Ninja}}
* [[KatanasAreJustBetter Ninjato Are Just Better]]
* PlayingWithFire - He can hurl bouncing fireballs, [[BreathWeapon blow a stream of flames from his mouth]], and create pillars of it.
* PublicDomainCharacter - We're talking about one of the most famous ninjas in history.
* ScarfOfAsskicking - It's a pretty damn long one, too.
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SmokeOut - An odd variation in that Hanzo doesn't throw any smoke bombs. He merely [[ShockwaveStomp punches the ground]], summoning up a torrent of flames and [[{{Invisibility}} turning invisible]].
* SpinningPiledriver - Uses a [[IncendiaryExponent fiery]] Izuna Drop as both a special and a super. He also has a variant performed mid-run which lacks the flames.
* TheStoic
* WarriorPoet - He's an old-fashioned ninja. What did you expect?

[[folder:Hyena - ''France'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BinShimada (Japanese), Bill Hemberger (English)

-> The referee for the first tournament. Hyena is at first Duke's servant, but in the end when Mephistopheles breaks apart, he decides to enter the tournament on his own and build his own gang.

* AnimalMotifs - His outlandish personality and [[TheHyena occasional laughter]] do fall in line with his namesake. And just like his namesake, he is a coward who despite his proclamations, prefers to mooch off of others just like the hyena prefers to steal from other predators, though rarely fights, albeit pitifully.
* AnimeHair - It's pretty ridiculous regardless of which costume you pick.
* BraggartBoss - It'll become apparent very quickly that Hyena thinks highly of himself.
* CoolShades - In his "Another" outfit.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[=/=]LetsGetDangerous - As he so bluntly puts it, "I kick ass when I want!"
* DeathDealer - Although not nearly as proficient as Oswald.
* EarlyBirdCameo - Appeared in ''Maximum Impact'' as an [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC]].
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench - {{Averted|Trope}} with a vengeance.
* {{Gonk}}
* InsistentTerminology - Refers to Duke as "King Duke."
* JokeCharacter
** LethalJokeCharacter
* LargeHam
* LovableCoward
* SharpDressedMan - It's about ''all'' [[{{Gonk}} this guy]] has going for him.
* WoundedGazelleGambit[=/=]DeliberateInjuryGambit - His This Century's Most Fearsome Acting/Wildest Sucker Punch super. After faking being [=K.O.ed=] by his opponent's attack/groveling on the ground, Hyena will spring up and [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom knock his foe silly]].

[[folder:Jivatma - ''Indonesia'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Kyouzo Kudou (Japanese), Kevin Cummings (English)

-> The final boss of the second game. Jivatma is the leader of Kusiel, which are the remnants of Mephistopheles and a sub-syndicate of Addes. Jivatma is one of the high ranking members of Addes, which are known as the Children of Kokaviel. He is TheManBehindTheMan for Duke, and is the one who ordered the death of Lien's parents. He faces off against Alba in the finals, and refers to him as Judeim. Upon his defeat, he disappears, having already taken Soiree hostage. He is, in fact [[spoiler:an alien creature who has been hunting Luise, and used the tournament to draw her out. His objective is to return to his homeland]].

* AboveGoodAndEvil - Invoked in his pre-fight quote against Kim.
-->'''Jivatma''': "I do not wish to be bound by notions of justice and evil."
* AffablyEvil - Although he also dabbles in snark.
* AnimalMotifs - In his alternate costumes. Insects and plants.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - Leader of Kusiel and another top leader of the Children of Kokaviel.
* BodySnatcher - [[EpilepticTrees One theory]] is that he is actually a parasitic alien. He talks of taking the bodies of several characters in their pre-fight dialogue with him; however, this also gives some of the female fighters [[AllMenArePerverts the wrong impression.]] What's more, the theory goes on to explain that his alternative outfit is a result of him infesting Luise.
* BreakThemByTalking - He's ''very'' fond of picking at the motivations of others.
* BreathWeapon - The next thing you know, [[OneHitKill KO!]]
* CombatStilettos - A ''male'' example.
* EldritchAbomination
* {{Guyliner}}
* {{Human Alien|s}}
* LeanAndMean
* ManipulativeBastard
* MulticoloredHair
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant - His alternate costume depicts him as a woman with enormous spiked breasts and moth wings. ''All while keeping his male voice.''
* OminousLatinChanting - Present briefly in his theme, [[LongTitle "Giving a Manicure to the Fingernails of Darkness."]]
* PunyEarthlings - His pre-fight quote in Story Mode is even, "Then come, you weak bug from this tiny planet."
--> (''to Lilly''): "You're adorable. But, you're just a weak human."
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld - Strongly suggested (or perhaps lending more credibility to the above BodySnatcher theory) when he encounters Hanzo.
--> "I think we have met before... haven't we?"
* RedBaron - The Dark Talon. In contrast, Judeim is "The Dark Fang."
* RazorSharpHand - Which is also capable of [[IncendiaryExponent lighting impaled victims on fire]].
* RubberMan
* ScaryBlackMan - Looks very inhuman. A more accurate descriptor would be "Scary Charcoal Man."
* SmugSuper
* SNKBoss - His super meter regenerates in his debut game.
** ThatOneAttack - The aforementioned BreathWeapon. It can [[BreakMeter break your guard]] ''and'' kill you in one or two hits if you're not careful.
* StanceSystem - Strangely, the computer never seems to take advantage of it.
* TakingYouWithMe - Detonates the mosque that you fight him in after he loses and [[VillainExitStageLeft makes a getaway]]. [[VillainousBreakdown Unlike Rugal]], Jivatma maintains his calm composure.
* TallDarkAndSnarky - And by dark, we mean ''dark''.
* ThisCannotBe - "How could this happen?"
* VoluntaryShapeshifting - It's presumed that this is the reason behind his "Another" design, although [[VoicesAreMental his voice remains the same]].
** ShapeshifterWeapon - For starters, his hands can turn into blades.
* WellIntentionedExtremist - His main goal is to return Zoans like Luise back to their homeland (an offer that he tempts Luise with). Too bad that his methods are less than pleasant.

[[folder:Lilly Kane - ''England'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiKakazu (Japanese), Ivy Omere (English)

-> Billy's kid sister, who he is [[BigBrotherInstinct overly protective of]]. Having moved back to England to enjoy a happy life with her brother, Lilly awakes one day to discovers that Billy has left. Angry and worried, she travels to Southtown to find him and drag him back home.

* ApologeticAttacker
* BareYourMidriff - In her "Another" costume, although it's only visible from the sides and back.
* BraidsOfAction
* BlowYouAway
* UsefulNotes/BritishAccents - Like her brother, dub only. Appears to possess [[IAmVeryBritish an upper-class accent]], as opposed to Billy's more Cockney/East London-sounding accent, likely reflective of their upbringings.
* CounterAttack - Her Level 3 super, Tyro's Tantrum. In a tactic taken from her brother, [[WoundedGazelleGambit Lily cowers in fear]] before unleashing a maelstrom of pain upon her opponent's head, ending with her Mighty Whirlwind super [[RuleOfThree three times in a row]].
* CuteBruiser
* DistaffCounterpart - Of her brother. [[MovesetClone She trades in some of Billy's power for speed]] and a few of her specials have been modified a bit from Billy's. To drive things home, her "Another" outfit is [[GenderedOutfit a female variant of]] Billy's original garb from the first ''VideoGame/FatalFury''.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop - Is unaware that Billy is (or was, [[AlternateContinuity depending on the continuity]]) working for the notorious crime lord Geese Howard.
* MartialPacifist - She detests violence and prefers peaceful resolutions to conflicts. Of course, this is ''KOF'' we're speaking about, so she gets some tricks under her skirt...
* {{Ojou}}
* PluckyGirl - You do ''not'' just leave her without a word. She will go back to Southtown to face you. And beat you if need be.
%% Don't add TalkingToHimself here. It goes in Trivia/TheKingOfFighters.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead - Again, in her "Another" design.

[[folder:Richard Meyer - ''Brazil'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Kong Kuwata (Japanese), Kofi Candela (English)

-> A former competitor in [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard's tournament]]. He is the owner of the Pao Pao Cafe. He entered the tournament to promote the restaurant. Although he lost, the restaurant became immensely popular and became a local hangout for fighters in Southtown. He found an apprentice in Bob Wilson, and opened the Pao Pao Cafe 2, giving Bob the management rights. He enters the ''Maximum Impact 2'' tournament out of boredom.

* BadassBeard
* BadassMustache
* ChefOfIron: Bartender. Cafe owner. Kicker of ass.
* DanceBattler
* PutOnABus: This is his ''sole'' playable appearance to date and only the second time he has even appeared as an opponent. Every other ''Fatal Fury'' character save Michael Max have appeared in several other fighting games but Richard has never been seen before or since.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* RetiredBadass: Passed his role onto Bob Wilson.
* SharpDressedMan: His "Another" design, which depicts how he dresses when serving as a [[TheBartender bartender]] at the Pao Pao Cafe.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

[[folder:Luise Meyrink - ''Germany'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Hiroko Tsuji (Japanese), Katrin Biemann (English)

-> A mysterious woman with even more mysterious abilities. She exemplifies the butterfly - a free spirit that goes wherever the wind takes her. When her father is abducted by Addes for refusing to work with them, she enters the tournament for answers. She seems to have a connection with Alba, knowing about his true identity as Judeim; this is because she is a being similar to Judeim known as Lakia.

* AnimalMotifs: The butterfly (specifically, the Morpho butterfly), playing up both its [[PrettyButterflies beauty]] and [[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth symbolism]]. Her brassiere resembles the body and wings of a butterfly, her belt buckle is a butterfly, and she even sports a pair of butterfly wings on different occasions (the intro FMV, right after teleporting, and in two color variations of her normal attire).
** Schmetterling (the name of Luise's fighting style) [[BilingualBonus is German for butterfly]].
* AttackReflector
* BadassLongcoat
* BareYourMidriff
* BeautyMark: She has two by her left eye.
* CombatStilettos
* CounterAttack
* DarkMagicalGirl
* DisappearedDad: Her father, Dr. Meyrink, was among a group of scientists captured by Kusiel.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Subverted. She dresses in a similar fashion, but is an adult.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning - Her general fighting style.
* FemmeFatalons
* ForeignFanservice: Essentially, she's a [[HumanAliens German alien]].
** [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Everything Sounds Sexier In German]]
** GratuitousGerman
* GoodIsNotSoft: Is prepared to kill Jivatma if that's what it'll take to stop his plans and killing spree.
* {{Flight}}
* FreakinessShame[=/=]IAmAMonster: For some reason, while around the Meira twins and Jivatma, Luise seems to show some resentment for her Zoan heritage, although the former duo takes this in stride. And to be honest, her "Normal" outfit does sport some majestic butterfly wings in her G and H color variations.
* HairDecorations: Wears two ornaments in the shape of butterfly wings over her ears, further adding to the aforementioned {{animal motif|s}}.
* IHaveManyNames: Her real name is Lakia.
* [[KungFuWizard Kung-Fu Psychic]]
* LadyOfWar[=/=]LadyOfBlackMagic: Much like Chizuru, Luise's style of combat involves soft, graceful, [[DanceBattler dance-like]] movements, all amplified by her natural talents.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: Not quite. There's also Jivatma, the Meira brothers/Judeim, and presumably a few others, but Luise (aka Lakia) is one of the few remaining Zoan.
* LightEmUp: Her arsenal ranges from wisps of light to a LaserBlade, to an explosion of energy that spews lasers.
** LightIsGood
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: While ambiguous in some of her words of guidance, Luise seems strongly against letting the Meira bros. learn about their history as Judeim, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow possibly for good reason]]. She recants when Soiree is kidnapped by Jivatma at the end of ''[=MI2=]'', meeting up with Alba in the epilogue and promising to tell him everything she knows.
* LongHairIsFeminine
* {{Mediator}}: For the Meira brothers.
* MysteriousWaif: Non-RPG example.
* MysticalWhiteHair
* {{Omniglot}}: [[AllThereInTheManual Is fluent in ten languages.]]
* OneeSama: [[WordOfGod How her character was written]]. Most likely, she'd play this role to the Meira twins.
* PsychicPowers: Seems to possess them to some degree.
** SpiderSense[=/=]MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: Possibly both. Luise has an extremely keen sixth sense, most likely native to her race.
** SensorCharacter
* PowerFloats
* RapunzelHair
* SomeDexterityRequired: Her Level 2. It even has two versions, leading to the occasional DamnYouMuscleMemory. On the upside, because of the odd way it fires off, it will not consume the super gauge if it fails to connect.
* StatuesqueStunner
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Challenges several fighters for the right to fight Jivatma.
* VideoGameDashing: Notable in that she's the only member of the cast able to air dash.

[[folder:Nagase - ''Japan'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Ryoko Tanifuji (Japanese), Kristen Erdman (English)

-> A mysterious young girl who was modified by the Addes scientist Jarange into a "Type-N" cyborg. She uses a complex form of Ninjutsu similar to that of legendary ninja Hanzo Hattori, which she acquired through her [[DittoFighter data disc system]]. She works for Jivatma, but harbours no loyalty towards him; she fights only to test her own strength. ''Hates'' "[[{{Bishonen}} pretty boys]]" for some reason.

* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents - In the dub, Nagase has a slight Southern drawl [[OohMeAccentsSlipping at times]].
* AnimalMotifs - Frogs/toads in her "Another" design.
* AnimeHair
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung-Fu Gal]] - With shades of SmugSuper.
* AuthorAvatar - It's been said that she is this to Falcoon, the (male) producer and designer of the ''Maximum Impact'' series.
* CounterAttack - Quite a few as supers.
* DoppelgangerAttack - Her Punishment Mode Type: Mirage Assault super.
* HighlyVisibleNinja - Justified in that she has no intention of living her life in the shadows: she wants to become famous.
* HollywoodNerd
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - This becomes more noticeable at the end of her story.
* JustAKid - When Nagase notes that kids and adults alike tick her off, Mai is quick to point out that Nagase is a kid, too.
* [[KatanasAreJustBetter Ninjato Are Just Better]] - [[DualWielding Two, in fact.]]
* {{Meganekko}}
* MovesetClone - The Ken to Hanzo's Ryu. Almost all of her moves are lifted from him.
* MulticoloredHair - Yellow, white, and black.
* {{Ninja}}
* PlayfulHacker - According to her bio, her specialty is hacking.
* ProfessionalKiller - Fancies herself as one.
* WorthyOpponent - Sees Mai as this by the end of her story.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: [[SpinningPiledriver Izuna Drop]].

!!''The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation A''

[[folder:Xiao Lon - ''China'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Makiko Matsumoto

-> Ron's daughter, and Duo Lon's half-sister. Like her brother she is searching for her father to find out the truth behind her clan's massacre. She ends up in Southtown, believing that Alba knows about her father.

* AnimalMotifs - Aside from being based off of [[ChineseVampire Jiang-shi]], her regular design incorporates some features from [[ScaryScorpions scorpions]].
* AnimeChineseGirl
* BadassLongRobe - The "badass" is [[BadassAdorable largely overshadowed]] by [[ShrinkingViolet Xiao Lon's meeker, more gentle qualities]], but make no mistake; she's a deadly one to be sure.
* BareYourMidriff - Her "Another" model, complete with {{Underboobs}}.
* BewareTheQuietOnes - While meek and frail-looking, it should be said that her skills with poison surpass even that of Lin's, and ''he's'' one of Hizoku's Four Devas.
* BigBrotherWorship - Debatable. Xiao was very dependent on Duo Lon when Ron left them to fend for themselves, [[ItWasAGift treasures the quartz crystal he gave her]], and even calls him "the third crowned prince" (as opposed to "king" and "that man" for Ron). It should be said that Duo Lon was the ''only'' member of her family to ''ever'' show her compassion. Her feelings about Duo Lon are mixed due to Duo Lon's mission to kill their father.
* BlessedWithSuck - Xiao doesn't take well to her status as a Hizoku assassin because her powers alienate her from being truly accepted into society.
* BraidsOfAction - [[CaptainObvious That's a pretty long braid.]]
* CanonForeigner - Notable in that she was created to loosely tie together the main timeline with the ''Maximum Impact'' series and prevent [[PlotHole storyline inconsistencies]] (seeing as ''[=MI2=]'' was developed alongside ''XI'').
* ClothingCombat
* CreepyGood
* DarkIsNotEvil - Just like her brother.
%% Don't add Expy here. It goes in ShoutOut/TheKingOfFighters.
* FlashStep
* FlowerMotifs - Her Another design, according to WordOfGod, is based on the [[ aconite]] (Another Xiao wears eight aconite flowers on her person, including four [[FlowerInHerHair in her hair]]). Fittingly, the flower is known for its toxic nature and called (among other monikers) the "queen of poisons," whereas Xiao Lon is a ShrinkingViolet who might very well have ''the'' deadliest command of poisons in her clan.
* GoodIsNotSoft - Same deal as her brother. In fact, Xiao seems even more hung up on the woes of being an assassin than Duo Lon is.
* HairDecorations
* KissOfDeath - [[ Her kisses are poisonous and continue to drain the opponent's health until the match is over.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop - The rest of the Hizoku clan mostly left Xiao Lon at home in order that she wouldn't learn of Ron's [[KillEmAll actions]]. [[WeWouldHaveToldYouBut She finds out anyway]], spurring her to travel to Southtown.
* MissingMom - Who's dead. Poor girl...
* MysticalWhiteHair - [[HairColorDissonance With a noticeable green tint]] and [[MulticoloredHair some orange-red at the tip of her bangs]].
* {{Ninja}} - A [[McNinja Chinese ninja]], that is.
* NonRoyalPrincess - Technically speaking; as Ron's daughter (illegitimate, but his daughter nonetheless), she should be of (at least) somewhat high standing within the Hizoku. Ron is (or was) sometimes referred to as a king, while his sons (including Duo Lon) are called princes on occasion. Additionally, Falcoon notes that Xiao Lon was intended to be an "aristocratic character," although he feels that she strayed from the image as time went on.
* NothingUpMySleeve - [[{{Hammerspace}} Hides several weapons inside her clothes.]]
* PoisonousPerson
** TechnicolorToxin - Purple.
* ProfessionalKiller - It runs in the family, although she doesn't like her job.
* RapunzelHair - It must be genetic.
* SetSwordsToStun - This ''is'' ''KOF'' we're talking about.
* ShortHairWithTail
* ShrinkingViolet
* StanceSystem - She has three distinct styles at her disposal.
* SummonMagic - One of her attacks involves summoning a dark sorcerer to disrupt her opponent's movements.
* TheUnfavorite - To Ron. It still doesn't stop her from loving him, though. It should be noted that it might not entirely be Ron's fault. [[AllThereInTheManual Apparently]], Ron's wife hated Xiao's mother, and since Xiao greatly resembles her mother, Ron's wife convinced him to ignore his illegitimate daughter.

[[folder:Makoto Mizoguchi - ''Japan'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Kay Inage

-> A bruiser who fights on the streets. Aside from that, we... don't know much about him.

* BonusBoss - You can only fight him in ''Regulation A'' if you don't continue and get a certain amount of super finishes.
* TheCameo - He wasn't originally supposed to be in ''MI:RA'' and only got in after hard lobbying from the head producer (Falcoon, the lead producer of the series, was a fan of ''[[VideoGame/FightersHistory Fighter's History]]'' back when he was a kid; Mizoguchi held the distinction of being his favorite character; it didn't hurt that he [[EnsembleDarkhorse was a favorite of most fans of the series]]). Mizoguchi also shows up as a hidden boss character in ''VideoGame/KenkaBancho: Badass Rumble'' as well as an enemy in ''Joe & Mac Returns''.
* FanDisservice - His "Another" costume.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy
* RunningGag - Whenever Mizoguchi tries to escape from the Mafia, they usually catch him and send him into the tournament to carry out one of their hits. Subverted, as ''MI:RA'' is the first time he's been able to enter a tourney for fun. However, he ''did'' beat Lucky to enter, thus continuing the American Sports Team's running gag of receiving an invite to KOF, only to be [[CurbStompBattle defeated]] and have their invites stolen.
* {{Shotoclone}} - More or less.
* {{Transplant}} / TheCameo - Comes from the ''Fighter's History'' series.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!NPC (only exclusive to these series)

[[folder:Gustav Munchausen - ''Unknown'']]
-> An illustrious millionaire hailing from Europe, he is a man who hungers for power. Having discovered a way to channel the spirit of Goenitz, one of Orochi's Heavenly Kings, he kidnaps Sinobu and subjects him to numerous experiments, transforming the boy into his puppet. Gustav uses the tournament as a test for his new weapon.

* BigBad - Of ''[=EX2=]: Howling Blood'', [[NonActionGuy although he doesn't do much]], instead leaving the dirty work to [[TheDragon Sinobu]].
** NonActionBigBad
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* {{MUGEN}} - Gustav was [[ converted as a character for this fighting game engine]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS (spelled as "Gustab")]] by creator ''Zelgadis'' as the [[SNKBoss final boss]] of his own fullgame ''KOF Memorial'' as [[{{Fanon}} a kind of continuation]] of ''[=EX2=]''. The character has been modeled after Oswald's sprites and [[MovesetClone even shares similar moves]].
* SharpDressedMan
* SlouchOfVillainy - How he oversees your fight with Sinobu.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* VillainExitStageLeft - His whereabouts are unknown after the battle with Sinobu.
** KarmaHoudini - Due to the [[AbortedArc presumed fate of the]] ''[[AbortedArc EX]]'' [[AbortedArc saga]], we've yet to see him get his comeuppance.
The following is just a list of the characters' teams. Do not add tropes here.

[[folder:Orthodox Team-up]]
These teams are predetermined by the character select interface in the given game, and mostly in the series as whole; in other words the ''official'' teams.

[[WMG:Japan Team/Hero Team]]
* Kyo Kusanagi
* Benimaru Nikaido
* Goro Daimon
* Shingo Yabuki

[[WMG:VideoGame/FatalFury Team/Garou Densetsu Team/Lonely Wolves Team]]
* Terry Bogard
* Andy Bogard
* Joe Higashi
* Mai Shiranui
* Blue Mary
* Tizoc
* Kim Kaphwan
* Duck King

[[WMG:VideoGame/{{Art of Fighting}} Team/Ryuuko Team/Kyokugenryu Team]]
* Ryo Sakazaki
* Robert Garcia
* Takuma Sakazaki
* Yuri Sakazaki
* King

[[WMG:Women Fighters Team/Gorgeous Team]]
* King
* Mai Shiranui
* Yuri Sakazaki
* Kasumi Todoh
* Chizuru Kagura
* Blue Mary
* Li Xiangfei
* Hinako Shijou

[[WMG:VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Team[=/=]Neo Psycho Soldier Team]]
* Athena Asamiya
* Kensou Sie
* Gentsai Chin
* Bao
* Momoko

[[WMG:Ikari Team[=/=]VideoGame/IkariWarriors Team]]
* Heidern
* Ralf Jones
* Clark Still
* Leona Heidern
* Whip (Muchiko)

[[WMG:Kim Team/Team Korea/Justice Team]]
* Kaphwan Kim
* Koehan Chang
* Bounge Choi
* Hoon Jhun
* May Lee
* Hwa Jai
* Raiden

[[WMG:American Sports Team]]
* Heavy D!
* Lucky Glauber
* Brian Battler

[[WMG:Rival Team/Yagami Team]]
* Iori Yagami
* Billy Kane
* Eiji Kisaragi
* Mature
* Vice
* Vanessa
* Seth
* Ramon

[[WMG:''[='96=]'' Boss Team/History's Most Evil Trio]]
* Geese Howard
* Wolfgang Krauser
* Mr. Big

[[WMG:New Faces Team/Orochi Team]]
* Yashiro Nanakase
* Shermie
* Chris

[[WMG:''[='97=]'' Special Team/Outlaw Team]]
* Billy Kane
* Blue Mary
* Ryuji Yamazaki
* Gato

[[WMG:Mentors/Masters Team]]
* Heidern
* Takuma Sakazaki
* Chin Gentsai
* Saisyu Kusanagi

[[WMG:K' Team/Hero Team]]
* K'
* Maxima
* Benimaru Nikaido
* Shingo Yabuki
* Vanessa
* Ramon
* Whip (Muchiko)
* Lin
* Kula Diamond

[[WMG:Benimaru Team]]
* Benimaru Nikaido
* Shingo Yabuki
* Seth
* Lin

[[WMG:NESTS Team]]
* Kula Diamond
* K9999
* Angel
* Foxy

[[WMG:Ash Team/Hero Team]]
* Ash Crimson
* Duo Lon
* Shen Woo
* Oswald

[[WMG:God's Caliber Team/Sacred Treasures Team/Divine Vessels Team]]
* Kyo Kusanagi
* Iori Yagami
* Chizuru Kagura

[[WMG:Elisabeth Team/Rival Team]]
* Elisabeth Blanctorche
* Duo Lon
* Benimaru Nikaido
* Shen Woo

[[WMG:Garou Team/Mark of the Wolves Team]]
* Bonne Jenet
* Gato
* Tizoc

[[WMG:Agent Team]]
* Vanessa
* Seth
* Ramon
* Blue Mary

[[WMG:Joshikousei Team/High School Girls Team]]
* Athena Asamiya
* Hinako Shijou
* Malin

[[WMG:Anti-Kyokugenryu Team]]
* Eiji Kisaragi
* Malin
* Kasumi Todoh

[[WMG:Kyo & Iori Team/Kusanagi & Yagami Team]]
* Kyo Kusanagi
* Iori Yagami
* Shingo Yabuki

[[WMG:Triple Asian Alliance Team]]
* Hoon Jhun
* Lin
* Shingo Yabuki


[[folder:Unorthodox Team-up]]
These teams are likely to be possible to amount in only one or a few games, they are not predetermined by the character select interface, it depends on the player's knowledge of their background to be aware of their existence; the only traits preventing these teams to be considered random, is that they have ending sequences, or a music track, or special quotes of their own.

[[WMG:SNK Protagonists Team]]
* Kyo Kusanagi
* Terry Bogard
* Ryo Sakazaki

[[WMG:Secondary Characters Team]]
* Benimaru Nikaido
* Andy Bogard
* Robert Garcia

[[WMG:Headband Team/Third Characters Team]]
* Goro Daimon
* Joe Higashi
* Yuri Sakazaki

[[WMG:Classic Characters Team]]
* Athena Asamiya
* Ralf Jones
* Clark Still

[[WMG:Birthday Team]]
* Shingo Yabuki
* Mature
* King

[[WMG:Young Boys Team]]
* Shingo Yabuki
* Sie Kensou
* Chris

[[WMG:Orochi Males Team]]
* Ryuji Yamazaki
* Yashiro Nanakase
* Chris

[[WMG:Orochi Females Team]]
* Shermie
* Mature
* Vice

[[WMG:Fathers Team]]
* Saisyu Kusanagi
* Takuma Sakazaki
* Kim Kaphwan

[[WMG:[[BlatantLies Handsome]] Team]]
* Koehan Chang
* Bounge Choi
* Gentsai Chin

[[WMG:Rugal Team]]
* Rugal Bernstein
* Mature
* Vice

[[WMG:Unrequited Love Team]]
* Sie Kensou
* Robert Garcia
* Ramon

[[WMG:Japanese Sports Team]]
* Goro Daimon
* Kasumi Todoh
* Hinako Shijou

[[WMG:Mature Ladies Team]]
* Mature
* Vice
* Vanessa

[[WMG:KOF Protagonists Team (AKA XIII Team)]]
* Kyo Kusanagi
* K'
* Ash Crimson

[[WMG:Giants Team]]
* Chang Koehan
* Maxima
* Goro Daimon