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.
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!!Characters in the main ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}'' storyline
%%Please don't remove the first bullet. It's for indexing purposes. Thank you.
[[index]]
* [[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''.
* [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersNonCanon The King of Fighters Non-Canon]] - Place here characters from the ''EX'' and ''Maximum Impact'' series
[[/index]]

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The following is just a list of the characters' teams. Do not add tropes here.

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[[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/Esaka 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
* Alice

[[WMG:VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Team[=/=]Neo Psycho Soldier Team]]
* Athena Asamiya
* Sie Kensou
* Chin Gentsai
* 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
* Gang-Il
* Luong

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

[[WMG:Pretty Girls Team]]
* Li Xiangfei
* Hinako Shijou
* May Lee

[[WMG:Clone Team]]
* Kyo-1
* Kyo-2
* Kusanagi

[[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:China Team]]
* Shun'ei
* Tung Fu Rue
* Meitenkun

[[WMG:South America Team]]
* Nelson
* Zarina
* Bandeiras Hattori

[[WMG:Official Invitations Team]]
* Sylvie Paula Paula
* Kukri
* Mian

[[WMG:Team Southtown]]
* Geese Howard
* Billy Kane
* Hein

[[WMG:Team Mexico]]
* Ramon
* Angel
* King of Dinosaurs

[[WMG:Villains Team]]
* Xanadu
* Chang Koehan
* Choi Bounge

[[WMG:Team Another World]]
* Nakoruru
* Muimui
* Love Heart

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[[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

[[/folder]]

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