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

  • The fact that, no matter how many times the tournament was run/interupted by the Monster of the Week, no one has even considered to ban the tournament, even though it would usually foil whatever plan the Big Bad had. It also doesn't help that, even before Rugal hosted the KOF in '94, the winner of the original KOF got kidnapped, yet even he acted surprised that the guy hosting the tournament was evil.
    • Kyo and Yuri even lampshade this in XIII, and Terry takes a shot at the fact that every KOF tournament had someone corrupt in charge in '06.
  • Goro Daimon has a special move, Jiraishin, 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. Brian'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. Even then, he lets out one last "WOO!" as the fight begins.
    • 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 such as Iori, 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'll do the same while still in the crueler form (the same intro is used in KOF 2002 and its Unlimited Match release, albeit with Yashiro saying Shermie's "I won't like it if it hurts..." (and still ending with "...NOT!")).
      • And even as Orochi Yashiro, he still lets out a Big "WHAT?!" upon defeat.
    • Here are MANY other funny pre-match special intros. Mai seems to like trolling Andy with fake babies.
  • The Art of Fighting team's ending in KOF XI: Ryo and King are in a fancy restaurant waiting for Yuri. When the waiter shows up, it turns out to be Yuri in disguise, a fact Ryo and King notice immediately. A second waiter shows up, and it turns out to be Robert. It is at this point we actually see the ridiculous disguises they're wearing; Yuri is wearing a bushy mustache while Robert is wearing Groucho Marx glasses. At which point Takuma shows up, dressed as the manager (and wearing the Mr. Karate mask as his disguise), and offers them a key to the penthouse. King promptly throws a fit.
    • For bonus points, the Anti-Kyokugen Team's ending (Eiji, Kasumi and Malin) ties into it - they are in the same restaurant, attempting to ambush the Sakazakis, and when King gets pissed at the rest of the family trying to get her to shack up with Ryo, the Anti-Kyokugens end up getting it too.
  • 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.
  • From King Of Fighters XIV
    • Team Kim's ending: Kim's not so subtle attempts to ditch his master Gang Il and his master's girlfriend Luong are hilarious, even more so since it ends up having the opposite effect with the two deciding to remain at Kim's side for an indefinite period of time.
    • Team Mexico's ending: King of Dinosaurs debates with himself over what diet would be best for developing muscle as well as fitting his image as a dinosaur/role model for children, while a remix of Yuri's "Diet" from Art of Fighting 2 plays. He also admits that he skips leg day every now and then. Angel and Ramon then enter and begin petting King of Dinosaurs as if he were an overgrown puppy. For bonus points, King of Dinosaurs and Angel purr. Ramon even develops a new technique he names "Tiger Petting", which proves too vigorous for Dinosaur, who then roars and attempts to bite Ramon's head.
    • The special opening between King of Dinosaurs and Mian, where he mistakes her for "an assassin from ancient times to extinguish the dinosaurs" due to her Bian Lian mask. She is completely confused and concludes that he is simply an idiot...into which he doesn't take well.
    • The special opening between Terry and King of Dinosaurs. Let's just say they both suck at kayfabe.
    • In KOF '98, a glitch saw Leona's intros against Chang and Heidern swapped, thus having her salute a noted criminal while acting in disgust towards her own adoptive father. Not just content with leaving it so, SNK made it official by having Leona and Chang wordlessly salute each other for their special intro.
    • The special opening between Chin and Nakoruru. Chin, at first, declares Nakoruru to be a bit young, for her to point out, even before travelling through time, She's a bit older than he isnote , before referencing the fact that she knows someone who also drinks sake and is a great fighter.
    • Mai and Mian's special opening. Mai at first mistakes Mian for some sort of cosplayer, then compares Bian Lian to Noh theater, at which point Mian declares that it is on!
    • Luong and Kim's special intro. Luong's innuendo laced dialog makes Kim feel very uncomfortable. Kim has to cut the conversation short by reminding Luong he has a wife and two children.
    • Newcomer Kukri spends most of his time trolling and insulting every other character in the game.
    • A small moment in Team Japan's ending where Kyo and Benimaru are flabbergasted that Daimon decided to wear Antonov's crazy looking championship belt.
    • Team Women Fighters ending, again. The girls are celebrating their victory at the Pao Pao Cafe, with other non-evil female characters from different teams as well as former Women Fighters members like Yuri and Blue Mary joining them in celebration. King then tells Richard Meyer that she should get her food and drink on the house for winning the tournament, then the rest of the women hear "on the house" and start ordering more stuff. At this point he panics and asks Bob Wilson to call in Terry, Andy, and Ryo because he's worried that if he tries to stop this on his own, his bar will be wrecked. Once the boys arrive, however, the ladies are quick to tell them that the house is "generously" comping everyone tonight, which naturally leads to them placing huge orders and Kasumi and Ryo declaring an eating contest. Desperate to save the bar from financial ruin, Richard concludes that at a time like this, he must use Haoh Sho Ko Ken... only he can't, since that is a high-level Kyokugenryu technique.
    • Joe meets Billy Kane during the story mode.
    Joe: You must be sweet Lilly's older brother!
    • Andy and Mai's special intro starts with Mai asking if Andy turned off the AC before they left. He didn't even touch it, which makes Mai fret, and want to hurry the fight along so she can look into it. Andy suggests that she'll be too distracted to fight at full force.
    • Yuri's command throw against Chang. Normally she delivers a series of Armor Piercing Slaps to the enemy's face, but due to Chang's huge size difference, she repeatedly slaps his man-boobs.
    • Zarina meets Nakoruru and introduces her toucan Coco as a bird that loves papaya. When Nakoruru responds that her Mamahaha's favorite food include frogs, rats, and hamsters, Zarina realizes to her horror that Mamahaha's a bird of prey. Then Nakoruru innocently adds that Mamahaha also hunts other birds like sparrows.
    Zarina: (freaking out) Fly away! Coco!
    • Antonov's climax super, if it connects, has him spit out his cigar and drive his opponent into the ground with his fist. The camera then immediately smash cuts to him standing, an extreme close-up of his championship belt, which is revealed to be a cigar case. He pulls out a spare cigar, lights it, and continues fighting.
  • King freaking out when Ryo asks her to come over with him.
    Ryo: King! Come over here with me!
    King: Huh!? What do you that?
    King: Oh, Oohh, that's what you're talking about. Of course. You scared me for a moment...
    Ryo: If I win I'm gonna take you on as a student, whether you like it or not.
    King: I'll give it some thought, Mr.Sakazaki.
  • The special opening between Meitenkun and Vice. As Meitenkun sleeps, Vice attempts to wake him up by telling him that the match is about to start. She succeeds...only for him to fall asleep again...prompting her to kill him instead.
    Meitenkun: Zzzzz... (snoring)
    Vice: ...Yo, brat. The match is starting. You gonna wake up soon?
    Meitenkun: ...Oh.
    Vice: Finally awake now? Alright, let's go ahead and start.
    Meitenkun: Zzz... Zzz... (snoring again)
  • In the Another World ending, Love Heart wants to go home, but Mui Mui and Nakoruru want to visit present-day China and Hokkaido, their respective homelands, to see how much they've changed since their time.
  • In XIV's Art of Fighting Team ending, the team along with Takuma and Khushnood Butt are lounging in their new restaurant that Takuma owns. Takuma, Yuri and Robert enthusiastically talk about how their barbeque restaurant is going to be successful... much to Ryo's frustration (he wants to talk about nothing but training and fighting apparently). It ends with him telling Khushnood that he's going to leave to the Second Southtown (Garou: MOTW's city) with the latter agreeing.
  • In South America team ending, Zarina managed to get herself the funds from Antonov... apparently after she kicked him in the groin. Bandeiras thinks that it's a dangerous ninpo.
    • Bandeiras' part of the ending is hilarious too. He declares that he's going to Japan where ninjas are still around and the place looks like old timey Edo-era Japan, with Nelson warning him about getting weird looks from the people. Then Bandeiras went there, and is unsurprisingly puzzled at the modern Japan city; he weirds out people when he asks them about Japan-y things, which ends up with him arrested by the local police (as Nelson warned).
  • The Villains team ending has them in the Silk Road... somewhere. In the middle of a desert. With Xanadu putting up a fireplace for the team to sit in while he speaks about his nonsense again. Among the fireplace, apparently, is the bill check as their tournament prize. Choi tells Chang that they might need to run away from Xanadu soon, with Chang being weirded out by Xanadu too.
  • Antonov is the instructor of the Tutorial Mode, where he presumes about how he's the champion and delightfully rubs in your face how you will never beat him, even if he's teaching you, the player, the basics to play the game. Now the funny part about this is the fact that the guy you might have originally been led to assume was the villain of this game is willing to introduce new players into the game mechanics, as if deliberately invoking Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!.
  • The Staff Roll Skits from King of Fighters 2002.
  • Terry's response to Jivatma vaguely threatening to kill him "to be used as materials" causes Terry to let off what is otherwise kind of a Precision F-Strike in King of Fighters '06's goofy dub.
    Terry: OK, look. If you're not gonna tell me what's going on, I am not gonna just stand around here, waitin' to get bitch-slapped!

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