Athena Asamiya in a red dress

Athena Asamiya


Athena Asamiya has been a playable character in SNK video games since forever, or at least 1986.

She is a psychic martial artist who may be descended from the Ancient Greek goddess. She uses her great ability to fight in the name of… well, becoming a pop star. In a lot of ways Athena is a very original character and very animé .

This profile is focused on her more recent appearances as a brawling video games playable character.


  • Other Aliases: None.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Princess Athena (ancestor).
  • Group Affiliation: Psycho Soldier Team, School Girls Team.
  • Base Of Operations: Tōkyō, Japan.
  • Height: 5’4” Weight: 108 lbs.
  • Eyes: Violet Hair: Violet


Powers and Abilities

Athena was trained by Chin Gentsai in unrevealed Chinese styles. She demonstrated a vast array of psychic powers – healing, projectiles reflection, telepathy, manifesting a psychic sword, protective barriers, psychic missiles, telekinesis , etc..

She is also a famous pop star in Japan.


Athena has been the only KOF character to change clothes every year! In KOF ’94, she wore a long, floppy shirt with floppy pants, with some sort of red dress covering the upper part and her waist. In KOF ’95, the sleeves were shortened. In KOF ’96, she donned some shorts instead of pants.

In KOF ’97, she wore a skirt with long red silk pants underneath, and some strappers above her white shirt. In KOF ’98, she wore a costume similiar to that of KOF ’96, but a lot tighter (could it be leather!?).

Athena Asamiya, apparently miming somehting

In KOF ’99 , Athena got herself a hair cut (mushroom style), and she wore a red blouse (with a white shirt beneath it) with red shorts. In KOF 2000, Athena’s hair was fixed in two bunches (think Chun Li), and she wore a red body suit (no sleeves, includes shirt and shorts), with yellow trim. She had a blue shirt beneath the red one.

In KOF 2001, Athena lost the sleeves on her costume, and her shoulders were exposed, and her hair was cut VERY short. The only constant accessories are her beads and her star hair pin!

Athena was always a highly anticipated character for the King of Fighters lineup and developers admitted that they are constantly working to keep her in the series. Throughout the years, her sailor outfit was a frequent request from Japanese fans that was denied due to the belief that it wouldn’t translate well with the overseas audience (this kept up until recent installments).


“Athena Asamiya, ready !”

“Ex… Excuse me.”

“Great, great !”

“Athena can’t lose !”

“Everyone got so strong ! I gotta train harder !”

DC Universe History

Insert as is. Perhaps she has connections to the entertainment world. She likely would have petitioned for and been accepted into the Justice League.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Athena Asamiya

Dex: 08 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 08 Wil: 07 Min: 08 Occupation: Pop singer/student
Inf: 08 Aur: 09 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 012
Init: 028 HP: 080

Adrenaline Surge: 04, Damage Transference: 02, Danger Sense: 04, Empathy: 02, Flame Being: 05, Force Field: 04, Force Manipulation: 02, Jumping: 01, Mental Blast: 04, Mind Probe: 02, Reflection/Deflection: 03, Telekinesis: 03, Telepathy: 02, Teleport: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge can only with Flame Being, Force Field, Mental Blast.
  • Danger extends to innocent people within her range as well.
  • Flame Being can only be used in the air.
  • Force Field is Minor Marginal and Athena can take no other Action when using it.
  • Telekinesis has No Range.
  • Teleport does not have the +7 Range bonus.

Acrobatics (Athletics, dodging, gymnastics): 04, Artist (Actress, dancer, singer): 07, Martial Artist: 11, Occultist (Knowledge and premonition): 06

Attractive, HQ (expansive, her studio), Insta-change, Languages (Japanese, Mandarin Chinese), Lightning Reflexes, Popularity.

Sie Kensou (High), Chin Gentsai (High), Bao (High), Kyo Kusanagi (Low), Shingo Yabuki (Low), Benimaru Naikido (Low).

None demonstrated.

She usually carries a microphone around, but that’s about it.

Previous Stats

She used to have a crush on Kyo Kusanagi (read MIA), early on in the series, but that plot has been totally dropped. Either than or she just bought it off.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.

Helper(s): SNK wiki , Darci (for editing).