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Kyo Kusanagi (King of Fighters)

Kyo Kusanagi


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Kyo Kusanagi (not relation to Major Kusanagi, except for the mythological reference) is one of the major characters in King of Fighters. KoF is one of the biggest series of brawling fighting games, and Mr. Kusanagi has been in it since 1994.

He occupies the niche of the Cool Japanese Young Male Lead, and is an ace martial artist with fire powers.

This profile is primarily about his DC Heroes game stats.


Background

  • Real Name: Kyo Kusanagi.
  • Other Aliases: The Scion of Flames, The Greatest King of Fighters to ever live.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Saishu Kusanagi (father), Shizuka Kusanagi (mother), Souji Kusanagi (cousin), Aoi Kusanagi (cousin), Kyo-1 (clone), Kyo-2 (clone), K’ (has Kyo’s DNA), Krizalid (has Kyo’s DNA), K9999 (has Kyo’s DNA).
  • Group Affiliation: Japan Team aka Hero Team aka Kyo Team, Three Sacred Treasures Team.
  • Height: 5’11’‘ Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Kyo fights using the familial unarmed combat style, kenpō  unarmed forms, and his ancestral control over fire.

Kyo's outfits gallery


History

See the biography of the SNK wikia .


Description

Kyo is a handsome young Japanese man. He typically wears a black outfit that looks similar to a sleeveless black school uniform complete with black fighting gloves and a bandana.

In later years he started wearing a white leather jacket with black trim and his family emblem on the back (a blazing disc).

Bare-chested Kyo in the bathroom


Quotes

“That’s it ? Well I’m not angry, just disappointed.”

“Burn in the fury of my flames, you worthless weakling.”

“Eat my flames of fury, wimp. Grovel before the Kusanagis.”

“Wow ! Back to the gym for you. You’re really pathetic.”

“Huh, don’t tell me. Think I was a clone ?”

“Resistance is flammable. No one can snuff my flame !”

“It’s all experience. Fight on, dude !”

Kyo taking a train in the evening

“Victory was predestined. I’m not in your bush league.”

“This ain’t what a real battlefield should be !”

“You still got it ! Haven’t had so much fun recently.”

“Follow me no more…”

“Business with NESTS ? I’ll introduce you personally !”

“As you’ve been so nice, I’ve returned your favours !”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Kyo Kusanagi

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 07 Occupation: Student and heir to the Kusanagi clan
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 008
Init: 023 HP: 090

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 05, Flame Being: 04, Flame Project: 10, Jumping: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Flame Projection and Martial Artist.
  • Flame Project has no Range.
  • Flame Being cannot be used consecutively from Phase to Phase.

Skills:
Acrobatics (includes athletics): 04, Artist (guitarist, writer): 02, Martial Artist: 12, Vehicles (land): 04

Advantages:
Attractive, Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Popularity, Shtick (Stance Assessment, Wound Rejection).

Connections:
Benimaru Nikaido (High), Athena Asamiya (High), Shingo Yabuki (High), Goro Daimon (High), Terry Bogard (High), Saishu Kusanagi (High), Chizuru Kagura (High), K’ (Low), Maxima (Low), Iori Yagami (Low), Alba Meira (Low).

Drawbacks:
Dependent (Yuki), Enemy (he’s the champion so someone is always gunning for him).


Previous statistics – Kyo-1

Kyo has gone through several stages of gradual improvement. Surprisingly these are actually best represented by the clones that NEST produced. However, the clones were considered incomplete copies. NEST later achieved far more success by implanting some of the Kusanagi DNA in other already living hosts rather than start from scratch.

Kyo-1 is essentially Kyo from ’94-‘95 before he received his sound thrashing from Goenitz.

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 07 Occupation: Student and heir to the Kusanagi clan
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 08
Init: 023 HP: 070

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 03, Flame Being: 04, Flame Projection: 05, Jumping: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Flame Project.
  • Flame Project is diminishing and requires him to channel it through the ground.
  • Flame Being consumes all other actions for that Phase.

Skills:
Acrobatics (includes athletics): 04, Martial Artist: 10

Advantages:
Attractive, Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Shtick (Stance Assessment).

Drawbacks:
Age (young), MIH (original Kyo).


Previous statistics – Kyo-2

After Kyo retrained himself to be able to fight Goenitz and other strong opponents his fighting style changed completely. He can no longer use projectiles or other ranged attacks, but now focuses on using his flames for devastating close combat with a few jump maneuvers for mobility.

This is basically the start of what he would become in later games. This was manifested in the second Kyo clone who basically covers Kyo from ’96-‘97.

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 07 Occupation: Student and heir to the Kusanagi clan
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 08
Init: 023 HP: 080

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 03, Flame Being: 04, Flame Projection: 08, Jumping: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Flame Project and Martial Artist.
  • Flame Project is range of touch only.
  • Flame Being cannot be used consecutively from Phase to Phase.

Skills:
Acrobatics (includes athletics): 04, Martial Artist: 11

Advantages:
Attractive, Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Shtick (Stance Assessment).

Drawbacks:
Age (young), MIH (original Kyo).

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters video games.

Helper(s): Darci, SNK wiki .

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