Character Profiles by Basel
King of Fighters: Maximum Impact on SuperCheats.com
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Name: Ryo Sakazaki
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Alias: The Inextinguishable Dragon
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Modes of Combat: Kyokugen Karate
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Birthday: August 2
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Height: 5' 9'
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Weight: 150 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Japan
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Hobbies: D.I.V. carpentry, Home gardening
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Personal Treasures: The motorcycle that he fixed up on his own
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Favorite Foods: Rice cakes, Fermented soy beans
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Turn-Offs: Pickles, Bugs with a lot of legs
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Favorite Sports: Sumo
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  Ryo is a man who has seen the world.

He made his living as a street fighter in order to tend to the needs of his
kid sister Yuri after his mother died in an accident and his father walked out
on them.

  He was once called "The Invincible Dragon" during his street-fighting days.

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Name: Rock Howard
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Alias: The Wolf DNA's Chosen One
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Modes: Ancient arts of combat & martial  arts
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Birthday: June 24
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Height: 5' 9'
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Weight: 154 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: USA
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Hobbies: Touring, playing bass
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Personal Treasures: The hat he got from Terry, his motorcycle
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Favorite Foods: His driving gloves (?????????????)
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Turn-Offs: People who are too quick to toot their own horns
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Favorite Sports: Pickup basketball
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Character Background:
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Rock lost his mother in infancy. He reached adulthood in an orphanage. He
idolizes his hero, Terry. By chance his ran into his idol during a visit to
Southtown and hooked up with him.

Rock was pained by the fact that his real father was Geese Howard, whom Terry
sought vengeance upon; but these feelings did not survive the death of Geese.

Rock now displays outstanding sense as a fighter. And it won't be long until
he surpasses his hero.

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Name: Yuri Sakazaki
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Alias: The Kyokugen Karate Chick
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Modes: Kyokugen karate & a dash of Yuri's own style
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Birthday: December 7
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Height: 5' 5'
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Weight: 110 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Japan
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Hobbies: Studing various cuisine Karaoke
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Personal Treasures: Her friends & pearl earrings, a keepsake of her mother's
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Favorite Foods: Mild curry, pickled Japanese plums (homemade)
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Turn-Offs: Octopuses & indecisive men
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Favorite Sports: Softball
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Character Background:
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Once a victim of a kidnapping, it was at that time she became painfully aware
of her own helplessness.

In order to defend herself, she took up the ways of Kyokugen karate from her
father.

The more she trains, the more it seems that she just may become the
torchbearer of Kyokugen karate...

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Name: Duke
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Alias: The Infernal Excutioner
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Modes: Own street-brawling arts
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Birthday: Unknown
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Height: 6' 3'
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Weight: 251 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Unknown
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Hobbies: Unknown
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Personal Treasures: Unknown
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Favorite Things: Unknown
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Turn-Offs: Unknown
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Forte: Unknown
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Character Background:
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  The boss of the "Mephistopheles" gang, a syndicate subordinate to "Addis."

The reason why he's rumored to be an immortal comes from the scar that
remains on his neck. No one knows how he received this wound.

  He is a merciless and calculating man.

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Name: Terry Bogard
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Alias: The Legendary Lone Wolf
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Modes: Martial arts
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Birthday: March 15
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Height: 6' 0'
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Weight: 170 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: USA
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Hobbies: Playing video games
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Personal Treasures: His father Jeff's keepsake, a par of fighting gloves
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Favorite Foods: Rock's custom-made clubhouse sandwich
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Turn-Offs: Slugs, pickled Japanese ume (he was once force-fed these by Joe
Higashi)
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Favorite Sports: Basketball
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Character Background:
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Terry's adoptive father, Jeff, was killed by Geese Howard when he was a boy.
He gathered up his strength and set out on a personal journey to prepare
himself for avenging his father's death.

Returning from his voyage 10 years later. He defeated Geese and avenged his
adoptive father with the help of his kid brother Andy.

After winning numerous battles, he became the fighter known as "The Legendary
Wolf."

He continued his voyage of training, believing that combat is the best way to
reach mutual understanding. While devoting himself to combat, he had the
opportunity to meet up with Geese's son Rock, and his journey transformed from
a voyage of personal discovery to one of instruction.

During this lliad of instruction, an invitation to this year's KOF, to be
held in Southtown, found its way to Terry.

Now "The Legendary Wolf" has returned once again to Southtown... and he's
well aware of what awaits him.

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Name: Mai Shiranui
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Alias: The Beguiling Ninja Babe
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Modes: Shiranui style of ninja arts
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Birthday: January 1
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Height: 5' 4'
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Weight: 110 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Japan
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Hobbies: Cooking
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Personal Treasures: Ornamental hairpin that's her grandmother's keepsake
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Favorite Foods: Rice cake soup and o-hagi
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Turn-Offs: Spiders
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Favorite Sports: Battledore and shuttlecock (Japanese badminton)
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Character Background:
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Mai is the legitimate successor of the Shiranui style of ninja arts and
assassination techniques.

  Her specialty is the use of folding fans and flame.

She often battles in outfits that are a tad too revealing, but her old-world
charms make her an ideal of Japanese womanhood.

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Name: Clark Still
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Alias: The Silent Mercenary
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Modes: Martial arts & Heidren's assassination arts
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Birthday: May 7
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Height: 6' 1'
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Weight: 231 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: USA
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Hobbies: Collecting guns
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Personal Treasures: His sunglasses
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Favorite Foods: Oatmeal
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Turn-Offs: Slugs
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Favorite Sports: Wrestling
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Character Background:
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  Clark is a first-class mercenary.

  His gift is the ability to calmly confront any crisis that comes his way.

He is the perfect compliment to Ralf, his rash brother in arms and they share
an unbreakable bond of trust between them that has seen them through many a
killing field.

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Name: Ralf Jones
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Alias: The Battlefield Tough Guy
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Modes: Martial arts & Heidren's assassination arts
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Birthday: August 25
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Height: 6' 2'
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Weight: 242 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: USA
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Hobbies: Collecting knives
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Personal Treasures: His medals
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Favorite Foods: Gum
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Turn-Offs: Snakes
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Favorite Sports: Baseball
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Character Background:
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Ralf is the mercenary commander who has mastered the know-how to survive any
battlefield.

Owing to his cherry disposition, he has a natural presence and always takes
on the role of the mood maker.

Although he has a bit of a wild streak, he's the first to come to Leona's aid
when she appears to be losing it.

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Name: Leona
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Alias: The Hard-hearted Amazon
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Modes: Martial arts & Heidren's assassination arts
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Birthday: January 10
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Height: 5' 6'
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Weight: 145 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Unknown
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Hobbies: None in particular
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Personal Treasures: None in particular
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Favorite Foods: None in particular
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Turn-Offs: Blood
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Favorite Sports: None in particular
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Character Background:
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Burdened by the circumstances of an unhappy past. Leona was trained by
Heidren to become a woman warrior.

Although she is majestically beautiful, Leona also tends to be both taciturn
and rather blunt at times.

  Her trouble at the moment is overcoming the dark forces that rage within her.

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Name: Athena Asamiya
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Alias: The Eternal Psychic Idol Star
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Modes: Psychic power & Chinese martial arts boxing
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Birthday: March 14
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Height: 5' 3'
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Weight: 108 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Japan
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Hobbies: Astrology, Cell phone text messaging
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Personal Treasures: A Peter Rabbit tea set, her fan letters
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Favorite Foods: Ichigo Daifuku, Sakura Daifuku
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Turn-Offs: Grasshoppers
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Favorite Sports: Lacrosse
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Character Background:
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Athena is currently a high school student. She is also a singing idol who
trains under the tutelage of China's Chin Gentsai as a "Psycho Soldier."

Athena is a popular fighter whose exotic costumes always generate quite a
buzz whenever she appears in the KOF tournaments.

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Name: Seth
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Alias: The Proud Secret Agent
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Modes: The art of self defense
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Birthday: August 1
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Height: 6' 2'
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Weight: 238 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: USA
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Hobbies: Wire tapping, driving
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Personal Treasures: His necktie collection, family
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Favorite Foods: Vegetables, fruit (Seth's a vegan)
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Turn-Offs: Airplanes
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Favorite Sports: Individual sports
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Character Background:
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Seth works as a secret agent. Commissioned to investigate the biggest
syndicate of the underworld, "Addis."

Seth recives information regarding an incident that took place in Southtown
involving his subject.

He uses Fate, a leader of a Southtown gang, to gather further intel, but Fate
is soon found in a pair of concrete diving boots. Just when he finds himself at
a proverbial dead end to his investigations, an invitation to the "The King of
Fighters" arrives.

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Name: K'
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Alias: The Unyielding Umber Blaze
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Modes: Pure Violence
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Birthday: Unknown
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Height: 6' 0'
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Weight: 143 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Unknown
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Hobbies: None
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Personal Treasures: None
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Favorite Foods: Beef Jerky
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Turn-Offs: The KOF Tournament, sweets
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Favorite Sports: None (hates exercise)
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Character Background:
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  K' is introverted and hates to associate with people.

Bestowed with Kyo Kusanagi's abilities through genetic manipulation, he is
able to command the powers of flame.

But he always wears the glove on his right hand to allay the danger of these
powers running wild.

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Name: Iori Yagami
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Alias: The Aloof Purple Flame
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Modes: Ancient Yagami's Arts & Instinct (based on Kusanagi)
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Birthday: March 25
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Height: 6' 0'
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Weight: 174 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Japan
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Hobbies: Playing in his band
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Personal Treasures: His girlfriend, his Chrome Hearts ring, his Paul Smith Watch
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Favorite Foods: Meat
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Turn-Offs: Violence
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Favorite Sports: Everything
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Character Background:
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Iori is a descendant of the heroic Yasakani clan that, along with the
Kusanagi, was versant in the ways of conquering the Orochi.

Possessing a narcissistic personality. Iori feels no real attachment toward
anyone or anything.

He does, however, exhibit an almost all consuming zeal driving from the
enmity of his clan toward Kyo and the House of Kusanagi.

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Name: Kyo Kusanagi
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Alias: The Scion of the Flames
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Modes: Ancient Kusanagi Arts & Own Chinese Boxing Style
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Birthday: December 12
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Height: 5' 9'
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Weight: 165 lbs
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Blood Type: Type B (Rh-)
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Birthplace: Japan
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Hobbies: Writing poems
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Personal Treasures: His motorcycle & his girlfriend, Yuki
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Favorite Foods: Baked fish
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Turn-Offs: Effort
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Favorite Sports: Ice hockey
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Character Background:
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Kyo is the heir of the Kusanagi style of ancient martial arts that enables
its disciples to command flames.

Much against his wishes, he is plagued by both Iori Yagami, who holds a
psychotic feeling of rivalry towards him, and Shingo Yabuki.

Kyo tries to stay in touch by phone with his girlfriend Yuki, from whom he is
separated because of the tournament. He's thinking it's high time to head back
home once this tournament is over.

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Name: Mignon Beart
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Alias: The Righteous Witch
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Modes: Magic & Chinese boxing
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Birthday: February 13
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Height: 5' 4'
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Weight: 106 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: USA
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Hobbies: Searching for spell books
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Personal Treasures: Grandmother's jewel box (unopened, lock's broken)
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Favorite Foods: Chocolate
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Turn-Offs: Sassy children, hairy caterpillars
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Favorite Sports: White magic (still a novice)
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Character Background:
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  Mignon's grand goal is to bring peace to the world through magic.

Whether a fault of her fine breeding or not, Mignon knows little of
determining the tenor of circumstances around her.

Once she has decided on something, she has the strength of will to fulfill
her goal. She believes that her grandmother was a genuine witch. Mignon also
believes that one day she will be able to open the jewel box from her
grandmother and at that time she will become a real witch.

At the age of six, she got left downtown and remember the terror of that
experience.

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Name: Lien Neville
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Alias: The Gorgeous Assassin
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Modes: Assassin's karate & The master of deadly weapons
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Birthday: October 17
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Height: 5' 7'
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Weight: 121 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: England
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Hobbies: Scuba diving
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Personal Treasures: Her father's pocket watch
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Favorite Foods: Tomatoes
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Turn-Offs: Liars
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Forte: Knows the body's death points
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Character Background:
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Ever since she can remember, Lien has undergone special training and been
reared in the ways of being as "assassin."

The syndicate she was a part of was destroyed by the underworld's largest
syndicate, "Addis', and she lost many comrades.

Swearing to single-handedly battle "Addis" to the death. Lien went into
hiding. She failed to eliminate Duke, the boss of "Mephistopheles", a syndicate
subordinate to "Addis", and, in an ironic twist of fate, found herself
recruited by her would-be target who realized the worth of her abilities.

  She is currently employed by Duke to penetrate Addis's inner sanctum.

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Name: Soiree Meira
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Alias: The Twilight Angel
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Modes: Shooting Capoeira (advised on his own)
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Birthday: June 6
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Height: 6' 0'
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Weight: 154 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Germany
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Hobbies: Making silver accessories
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Personal Treasures: His older brother (Alba)
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Favorite Things: His "older" twin brother & hamburgers
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Turn-Offs: Rats
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Forte: Dancing. Darts
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Character Background:
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  Soiree has always idolized his "older" twin brother.

  Soiree is cheerful and magnanimous but also quick to anger.

His friendly smile is cute and he is popular with the ladies. But he is a bit
slow to mature in the biblical sense.

As far as Soiree is concerned, the only boss of Southtown is his older twin
brother.

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Name: Alba Meira
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Alias: The Devil of Daybreak
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Modes: Own Chinese boxing style & Martial arts
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Birthday: June 6
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Height: 5' 8'
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Weight: 145 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Germany
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Hobbies: Billiards, cars
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Personal Treasures: A picture of his parents, his "younger" twin brother
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Favorite Things: Sunglasses
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Turn-Offs: He fears Japanese sashimi (raw fish) most
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Forte: Being able to memorize 8-digit numbers at a glance
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Character Background:
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At the age of three, Alba lost his parents to an accident and was raised in
an orphange along with his "younger" twin brother, Soiree.

The day he turned 14, he escaped the orphanage together with his "younger"
twin brother and settled in Southtown.

Fate, the city's boss at that time, took them under his wing, altering the
wariness of the two brothers toward adults.

When Alba turned 18, he left Fate and chose to make his own way, under his
own power, in the wilds of Southtown.

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Name: Chae Lim
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Alias: The Taekwondo Zephyr
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Modes: Taekwondo
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Birthday: May 5
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Height: 5' 6'
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Weight: 132 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: South Korea
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Hobbies: Checking out food stands at the Dongdaemon market
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Personal T.: A fighting glove for tournaments given to her by Master Kim
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Favorite Foods: Her teddy bear (????????????)
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Turn-Offs: Liars
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Favorite Sports:
     She's good at creating Western-style clothes,
     All her clothes are her own creations

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Character Background:
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Chae began learning taekwondo from the age of four. Said to be the favored
disciple of Kim, this is the first time she has ever entered an official
tournament.

When she removes her fighting singlet, she's just a normal girl. And her
current hobby is sampling the fares of various eateries.

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Name: Maxima
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Alias: The Lethal Cyborg of Steel
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Modes: "M Style" of fighting arts
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Birthday: March 2
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Height: 6' 7'
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Weight: 483 lbs
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Blood Type: Type A
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Birthplace: Canada
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Hobbies: Motorcycle touring
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Personal Treasures: His sideburns
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Favorite Foods: Any kind of sweets (Crazy for mango pudding)
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Turn-Offs: Fermented soy beans, people with no opinions
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Favorite Sports: Rugby
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Character Background:
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  Maxima's head has been surgically altered with cyborg implants.

His name comes from the codename of Dr. Makishima. The creator of the power
source implanted in Maxima's body.

He belonged to the same organization as K' but escaped; and Maxima has
detailed knowledge of the terror and cruelty that comprises this organization.

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NEW FIND:
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  Okay, after dozen of E-Mails, I cannot really say it is new now. ^_^

  Let the character on the "Continue, Yes or No" screen for a long time to see
a very funny thing (I won't spoil).

  The longer you wait (time) the funnier it gets (more than 13 hours). Nice one 
Playmore. 

  For further proof check out the below video (Al-Yagoot's retarded play):
http://67.15.50.163/upload/up/k.rm

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Last Words:
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There you have it. If anything is wrong, just send me an E-Mail. Hope there
will be some respect for the hard work.

  Geese must be bored to the limits...

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Special Thanks:
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1)To SNK Playmore.
2)To Gamefaqs.
3)To all my friends for the encouragement.
4)To H. Al-Yagoot. We dicovered it because of his laziness.

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King of Fighters: Maximum Impact is Copyright SNK Playmore Crop. This document
Copyright 2003 Basel Al-Shehab

If you need to contact me to add or ask me about anything, E-Mail me at
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