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Ralf Jones (King of Fighter)

Ralf Jones


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Ralf Jones was the not-really-a-character in 1985 scrolling shoot ’em up video game TNK III (a.k.a. Tank in some markets), wherein he commanded said tank. The following year he was on foot, as one of the two characters in NES scrolling shoot ’em up Ikari Warriors. So that’s a lot of scrolling and shooting.

Since SNK seems attached to its old characters, he would eventually return in a major brawling video games series, King of Fighters. Therein he’s fleshed out as a less than serious super soldier of an elite strike force. And he has plenty of interesting teammates to back him up!


Background

  • Real Name: Ralf Jones.
  • Other Aliases: The One Man Army.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Ikari Warriors.
  • Base Of Operations: Secret base in the Brazilian jungle.
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 243 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Jones’ hand-to-hand skills are primarily the Ikari Warriors style, plus some wrestling techniques. His punches are accompanied by a small explosion. Or a not-so-small explosion in the case of his super-punch, the “galactica phantom”. This blow is reputed for its sheer power.

Ralf Jones character details sheet

He’s also a proficient soldier and outdoorsman.


Description

Ralf wears a camouflage headscarf, heavy black vest, white shirt (with a bullet belt aligned across it), and jeans from KOF ’99 to ’99.

In KOF ’99, Ralf’s headscarf is plain red, brown pants, a lighter, green military vest (lots of pockets), has no bullets on his shirt, and has two red gloves.

Ralf Jones in front of a big explosion

In KOF 2000, Ralf changes his shirt to black, and his dog tag is now exposed.


Quotes

(Trying to cheer up a teammate) “Keep it up, you dominatrix.”


DC Universe History

The Ikari Warriors can be inserted whole cloth. They would likely be tracking Kobra as well cross paths with several other heroes pursuing them.


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Ralf Jones

Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 06 Wil: 03 Min: 05 Occupation: Soldier
Inf: 06 Aur: 03 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 026 HP: 070

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 05, Gliding: 02, Jumping: 01, Running: 05, Superspeed: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works with Running, Superspeed, Str, and Martial Artist.
  • Superspeed only adds to Initiative and can be used for EV.

Skills:
Acrobatics (Athletics, climbing): 04, Martial Artist: 10, Military Science: 06, Survival (All but Jungle): 03, Survival (Jungle): 05, Thief (Stealth): 04, Weaponry: 08

Advantages:
Credentials (Ikari Warriors, medium), Iron Nerves, Languages (Portuguese), Leadership, Schtick (nuclear punch).

Connections:
Ikari Warriors (high), Heidern (high), Clark Still (high), Leona Heidern (high), Whip (low).

Drawbacks:
Guilt, MIA (acting impulsively and Leona), MPI (depression).

Equipment:
He typically uses an M16 and grenades in his Ikari Warriors appearances: [BODY 04, AV 05, Projectile weapons: 08, Ammo: 06, R#03, Advantage: Autofire, Drawback: Long reload time] and [BODY 03, EV 07 (Area of effect 1 AP), Grenade drawback, R#03].

Ralf Jones' moves cheat sheet


Alternate Statistics

Armor Ralf appeared briefly in King of Fighters: Maximum Impact: Regulation A, but was taken out later due to the fact that he overpowered the rest of the cast.

If you want the stats for this beefed up Ralf then use the above, but up BODY to 07, and add Growth: 01, Joined: 02, Skin Armor: 02, and Minor Rage and Schtick (pain management {high}). Martial Artist may not be subbed for OV or RV and up MIA (acting impulsively) to SIA.

Basically this version of Ralf could take any attack head on and still suffer damage, but not take any knock or be stunned. So even if he was successfully attacked he could easily take that attack and counter with a lot more force. The only way to actually nail him was with a stronger attack or long string combos.

He also couldn’t be thrown either. The above stats would make it hard to throw him for KOF power level heroes, but certainly not impossible in a super hero campaign.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.

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