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Heidern (King of Fighters)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Heidern joined the cast of the The King of Fighters brawling video game with the 1994 edition. He works with other paramilitary types such as Clark Still, Ralf Jones and his daughter Leona.


  • Other Aliases: Ikari Warriors Supreme Commander.
  • Marital Status: Widowed.
  • Known Relatives: Sandra Heidern (wife, deceased), Clara Heidern (daughter deceased), Leona Heidern (adopted daughter).
  • Group Affiliation: Ikari Warriors.
  • Base Of Operations: Secret base in the Brazilian Jungles.
  • Height: 6’4″ Weight: 198 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Heidern’s hands can cut and pierce as if they were knives. Aside of his slashing hands power, Heidern can create a cutting aura around his arms and can send a cutting/piercing projectile flying with his hands.

Lastly by piercing his hands in his enemy’s body, Heidern can absorb his life force and fuel his own.


See his SNK wikia article  for details.


Heidern wears a military uniform with a somewhat sinister vibe. He has a patch over his right eye and speaks with a deep gravelly voice that can often be heard barking orders. He also has a fearsome presence that demands respect and loyalty befitting of a military commander.


“Some fight to win, I fight to kill. Scary, huh ?”

“You can’t avoid the bite of my steel. Scary, huh ?”

“You can’t win against real style like us, bozo !”

“You say you let your guard down ? I think you’re just a weenie !”

“I’ll say one thing: I am invincible.”

“KOF always has great guys, but they’re just brawlers.”

“Sorry, there’s no escape. You will tell me everything !”

“You were like a shooting star. Your ambition was the cause of your destruction.”

“Don’t you get it ? Lost concentration is death.”

DC Universe History

The Ikari Warriors could be inserted whole cloth as there isn’t really much going on in Brazil. Of course for Heidern to work properly he would need a suitable villain to replace Rugal. It’s possible that he has a long standing vendetta with the League of Assassins instead.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 08 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Ikari Warriors Commander
Inf: 05 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 007
Init: 021 HP: 060

Adrenaline Surge: 06, Claws: 04, Gliding: 02, Jumping: 00, Projectile Weaponry: 04, Vampirism: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Energy Blast, Gliding, Jumping, and Vampirism.
  • Energy Blast is diminishing
  • Vampirism is range of touch only and requires his to successfully do damage with his claws.

Charisma: 08, Detective: 04, Martial Artist: 10, Military Science: 08, Thief (stealth): 05, Weaponry (military weapons): 06

Skills are somewhat speculative.

Iron Nerves, Language (Brazilian Portuguese), Leadership, Military Credentials (Ikari Warriors (high)), Schtick (stance assessment), Sharp Eye.

Ikari Warriors (High), Leona Heidern (High), Clark Steel (High), Ralf Jones (High), Whip (Low), Brazilian Government (High).

Creepy Appearance (eye patch and thousand yard stare), MPR (missing eye).

Previous statistics

During ’95 and ’96 when Heidern was squaring off with Rugal Bernstein he had a number of Drawbacks:
Enemy (Rugal Bernstein, powerful), Guilt (death of his wife and daughter), SIH (Rugal Bernstein) and reduce HPs to 50.

After Rugal was finally killed once and for all when the Orochi power consumed him Heidern has managed to put all this behind him. He has settled into a comfortable semi-retirement and mostly operates as the field commander and trains news recruits. Leona, his new adoptive daughter, also helps fill the void of his lost loved ones.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters video games.

Helper(s): SNK wiki .

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