Funny / The King of Fighters

Moments from the games themselves (including the main games, Maximum Impact, the KOF:KYO game, SNK Gal Fighters, etc.)

  • Goro Daimon has a move where he hits the ground with his hands and causes seismic waves, which knocks the opponent off their feet if caught off-guard. In the older games, whenever he did it with his opponent and said opponent's teammates on sight, the teammates would fall to the ground as well.
  • Shermie vs. Bryan's special intro in KOF'98 Ultimate Match. He keeps shouting "WOO! WOO!". This annoys her so she walks over and SLAPS THE TASTE OUT OF HIS MOUTH.
    • Billy's special opening against Iori is understandable, given what happened at the end of '95. What's less expected is Eiji Kisaragi teleporting in to shake his fist at Iori and then teleporting away before he's spotted.
    • Yashiro would rib on someone who's got business with the Orochi bloodline outside his own team, by using Chris' "Oh no... he looks strong..." (and ending with "... NOT!"). So how was this funny? Well, switch him to the more monstrous Orochi Yashiro, and he'd do the same while still in the crueler form.
    • Here are MANY other funny pre-match special intros.
  • Having Team Kim fight against Team Yagami in KOF XIII Story Mode, in which Kim tried inviting Iori to join his Tae Kwon Do dojo, and even prepared a taekwondo gi just for him. And if not enough, he also invited Hwa Jai and Raiden to the sport as well (He offers the Chang-sized gi for Raiden). Hilarity at its finest.
  • In XIII's Story Mode, Heidern sends a task force consisting of Seth, Vanessa, Blue Mary, and Ramon to investigate the area around the tournament.
    Seth: All units, I want a status report.
    Vanessa: This is Vanessa. I'm investigating the area around the stadium...but there's too much ground to cover. I haven't found anything. I need something specific to go on. I can't just search an area this big for anything "out of the ordinary." I feel like a lost tourist.
    Mary: This is Mary. I'm in the slums, dealing with an...unsavory individual. (Screenshot reveals this to be Duck King) I haven't come across anything of note.
    Duck King: Oh, come on, girl! It's so sweetdiculous to see you again, but you ignore me and talk on the phone? That's not cool, yo!
    Mary: Oh, would you shut up?
    Ramon: This is Ramon. I'm at the Pao Pao Ca... I mean, I'm reconnoitering some shady eating establishment.
    Chang: Hey! They brought your grub! Can I have some?
    Choi: You're falling behind! Better empty your glass before your next drink arrives!
  • XIII Team Fatal Fury Arcade End: During the victory celebration, both the Bogard Brothers are congratulated by Mai (who embraces Andy) followed by Mary with Anton (who approach Terry). As Joe takes note of both of them being fawned over by girls, much to his jealousy, he is seemingly embraced by a woman from out of nowhere. He cheers initially until he asks her who 'she' is only to discover it to be the same transgender man he saved in 2003 who is unfortunately looks nothing like a woman with the stubble, despite the makeup. Cue horrified Joe trying to run off, got caught and end up looking like he's Deader Than Dead...
    • The Women's Team Ending has several of the Action Girls in the series partying in the Pao Pao Cafe, almost all of them drunk their butts off. (Save for Hotaru and Hinako, who are too young for drinking so they eat cake instead.) It ends with the drunk ladies (Mai, Yuri, Jenet, Malin, Xiangfei, Kasumi and King herself) openly squabbling like highschool girls over themes like their strengths in battle and their own love lives. In front of the totally embarrassed Hinako and Hotaru and a weeping Richard Meyer.
    • The Art of Fighting Team ending has Yuri being asked by an interviewer about what would be the ideal husband. Behind her, Robert is holding a ring box, working up the nerve to ask for her hand in marriage. Takuma notices this and stomps Robert's foot before he can say anything. Robert responds in kind and they go on stepping on each other for the rest of the scene. Meanwhile, Yuri is trying to pair up King with her brother Ryo, who seems oblivious to both this and the squabbling behind them.
  • Many of the XIII pre-battle intros are quite funny, as the writers have everyone snarking at each other and making snide remarks about character traits they're infamous for. The best ones are:
  • Kim's Justice Will Prevail speech in the Fatal Fury Team Ending from XI. What makes this one different from all the others? The fact that Kim is drunk off his ass... after one single mug of beer.
  • In SNK Gals Fighters, unlock Kyo's girlfriend Yuki and manage to reach for the final stage. Io— I mean Miss X, the final boss, totally freaks out. And it goes downhill from there.

Moments from other KOF related media (mangas, CD dramas, Chinese manhuas, etc.)

  • From the KOF: KYO manga's third and last volume, Vice and Mature... re-arranging Iori's tiny apartment to make it cozier. Iori simply can't believe it.
  • The Tatsuya Shingyouji KOF 94 manga has the Women's Team vs. the Psycho Soldiers match in the second tome. First King sends Yuri into an Unstoppable Rage on Kensou via showing her a hand-drawn picture of Mr. Big, which makes Yuri go into a frenzy, and towards the end Chin attempts to get King drunk to knock her out... and it works WAY too well.
  • In Ryo Takamisaki's KOF: G, the rendition of Joe's infamous "mooning" taunt while fighting Iori, Mature and Benimaru.
    • Also, almost any time Kensou shows up. Poor Kensou. It goes into Not Funny Anymore when the one inflicting "pain" on him (and Chizuru) is Goenitz, though.
  • The '97 laserdisc has Kyo, Iori, and Chizuru commentating throughout the whole thing. Though there are yet to be subtitles, one can imagine the banter between all 3 of them.
    • During the Orochi Iori and Orochi Leona section, Kyo and Chizuru are commentating and midway through, Iori breaks into his Orochi form.
    • Also at the very end of the Laserdisc, Kyo and Chizuru end their commentary with a cheerful "Sayonara!", while Iori comments with a simple "Adieu".