Benimaru Nikaido (King of Fighters) ready to fight

Benimaru Nikaido


Beni Nikaido is one of the characters in King of Fighters, one of the major brawling video games franchises. He first appeared in the 1994 edition of the game. Like a non-trivial number of his colleagues, he’s inspired by mega-popular, long-running manga  JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

He’s an electricity-wielding narcissist with superspeed. Heh, why not.

The following are primarily game stats for him, rather than a full profile.



  • Real Name: Benimaru Naikido.
  • Other Aliases: The Shooting Star.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed Japanese man (father), unnamed American woman (mother).
  • Group Affiliation: Japan Team/Hero Team and later Benimaru Team and even later Rival Team.
  • Base Of Operations: Tōkyō, Japan.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond

Powers and Abilities

He’s an accomplished shoot boxer with superhuman powers over electricity. He uses the latter to make his hair stand up.

Other talents include cooking, piloting, high-diving and skeet shooting.

Benimaru also comes from a very wealthy, influential family.


Benimaru tends to wear waist-length sleeveless tops which in later appearances shorten to expose his abs. His top is plain black (with short sleeves from ’98 to 2002), until it changes to a leopard spot motif in The King of Fighters 2003 and beyond.

His straight hair stays up during fights due to a rather exaggerated case of electrostatics. He was based on the character Jean-Pierre Polnareff from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.


“Watch me now, for a flower’s life is brief.”

“Lets go, Kyo

“Lets go, cutie.”

“Ready to lose ?”

“My reason for winning ? I’m just cool. Real cool !”

DC Universe History

He could be inserted as is. Benimaru is a bit more of a standard comic book character and thus would fit into the DCU a lot more easily than most of the other characters.

With a bit of dramatic flair hed likely be a Justice League member who kind of sits in the back most of the time, but always manages to annoy the hell out of his teammates by constantly trying to steal the show.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Benimaru Naikido

Dex: 09 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 06 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Fashion model
Inf: 04 Aur: 02 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 012
Init: 020 HP: 080

Adrenaline Surge: 05, Gliding: 01, Jumping: 01, Lightning: 08, Superspeed: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with Lightning and Superspeed.
  • Lightning is range of Touch only.
  • I’ve not to give him anything crazy like calling lightning down from the sky even though he does it in a couple of his moves. It seems to be more of a cool effect when spends HP to boost his Lightning — that and also note that his electrical abilities never ever extend beyond range of touch.

Acrobatics (Athletics, dodging, gymnastics): 04, Artist (Cook): 03, Martial Artist: 11, Weaponry (Firearms): 04

Attractive, Iron Nerves, Languages (Japanese), Lightning Reflexes, Rich Friend (unnamed parents).

Kyo Kusanagi (High), Goro Daimon (High), Shingo Yabuki (High), K‘ (Low), Maxima (Low), Seth (High), Lin (Low).

MIA (being competitive, beautiful women).

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.

Helper(s): SNK wiki .