The characters in ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}'' introduced during ''KOF '94'' (the intro title also known as the "Rugal Saga").

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).

{{Trivia}} entries go in the [[Trivia/TheKingOfFighters Trivia tab]]. CaptainErsatz, ContinuityNod, {{Expy}}, MythologyGag, NoCelebritiesWereHarmed and ShoutOut entries go [[ShoutOut/TheKingOfFighters in the Shout Out page]].

And remember: this is just a part of all the characters that comprise the series. For characters who debuted in ''KOF '95'' through ''[='97=]'', go [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheOrochiSaga here]].

For characters who debuted in ''KOF '99'' through ''2002'' (''2002: Unlimited Match'' included), go [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheNESTSChronicles here]].

For characters who debuted in ''KOF 2003'' through ''XIII'', go [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheTalesOfAsh here]].

For characters who debuted in ''KOF XIV'', go [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersXIV here]].

Finally, for characters who appeared outside the main series, go [[Characters/TheKingOfFighters here]].

* Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga01: (Hero Team[[note]]Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido, Goro Daimon[[/note]], Fatal Fury Team[[note]]Terry Borgard, Andy Borgard, Joe Higashi[[/note]])
* Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga02: (Art of Fighting Team[[note]]Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Takuma Sakazaki/Mr. Karate[[/note]], Ikari Warriors Team[[note]]Heidern, Ralf Jones, Clark Still[[/note]])
* Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga03: (Psycho Soldiers Team[[note]]Athena Asamiya, Sie Kensou, Chin Gentsai[[/note]], Women Fighters Team[[note]]King, Mai Shiranui, Yuri Sakazaki[[/note]])
* Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga04: (Korea Team[[note]]Kim Kaphwan, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge[[/note]], Sports Team[[note]]Heavy D!, Lucky Glauber, Brian Battler[[/note]], Others[[note]]Rugal Bernstein[[/note]])