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This profile is best read after the profiles for:

  1. Kim Kaphwan, Jae Hoon’s father.
  2. Kim Dong Hwang, Jae Hoon’s brother.

He’s not to be confused with other Kim Jae Hoons. Since his family name is extremely common, and Jae Hoon isn’t a rare given name.



  • Real Name: Kim Jae Hoon.
  • Known Relatives: Kim Hye-Ryen (ancestor), Kim Kaphwan (father), Myeng Swuk (mother), Kim Dong Hwan (younger brother), Kim Sue II (descendant).
  • Group Affiliation: His father’s martial arts school and his fan club.
  • Base of Operations: Seoul, Korea.
  • Height: 5’10” (1.78m). Weight: 159 lbs. (72 Kg.).
  • Eyes: Brown. Hair: Black.

Powers & Abilities

Just like his father, Kim Jae Hoon is an exceptionally skilled and disciplined taekwondo fighter.

Like his father — and unlike his brother — he tends to go for longer combos. In DC Heroes TTRPG terms he’s more likely to spend Hero PointsDC Heroes RPG concept expressing narrative importance/immunity. on AV.

He can pull off a lot of the high-flying crazy kicks and acrobatics. He can also channel the spirit of the Phoenix, and add some flames to his attacks.

Lacking in experience, Kim Jae Hoon has yet to reach his father’s level of martial mastery. But since he has his dad’s work ethic and is constantly training, it seems likely that he’ll get there one day.

Kim Jae Hoon - SNK games Garou - kick


Jae Hoon is the youngest son of South Korean national hero Kim Kaphwan. He resembles his father in almost every respect.

He was born talented. But unlike his brother, Jae Hoon reinforced his talent with ceaseless training and hard work.

He frequently went on prolonged training missions with his father. Some of these took him to New South Town, where the Kims sparred with other strong martial artists.

Garou Mark of the Wolves

While Jae Hoon was training with younger martial artists, Kaphwan was suddenly attacked and badly injured by a mysterious opponent.

The diligent and obedient son swore vengeance. The indolent Dong Hwang, who had stayed behind in Korea to hit on girls and hang out with his friends, joined his brother.

After a bit of snooping around they heard of a new King of Fighters Tournament. They entered, reasoning that their father’s assailant would likely participate.

Kim Jae Hoon - SNK games Garou - smile city

King of Fighters

The story was never detailed. All we know is that:

  • The brothers did not win the tournament.
  • But they uncovered their father’s attacker as the vicious assassin Freeman.

However, Freeman was seemingly shot dead by police officer Kevin Ryan and his colleagues before the Kim brothers could arrive.

Of course, neither brother was satisfied with this outcome. But they would have to wait for the next tournament to verify that Freeman was indeed dead.

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Said tournament never was chronicled, as the game studio ran into major financial troubles.

From development notes, it seems that:

  • Freeman was indeed still alive.
  • The brothers would clash over who would run the Kim martial arts school.


Kim Jae Hoon looks like a younger, more modern version of his father. With slightly longer hair.


Much like his father, a strict disciplinarian who constantly trains and pushes his body and skills to their limits.

He’s also pretty much a boy scout, and never forgives evil-doers.

Jae Hoon likes to care for small, cute pets. Such as hamsters, ferrets and the like. This implies a gentler, softer side – which seems to be a major reason why he has a fan club in Korea.

He’s also into techno music, whereas his father and brother are into K- and J-pop respectively.


“Women must be humble. It’s a virtue at any age.”

“All evil must die ! Achaaaaa !”

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DC Heroes RPG

Kim Jae Hoon

Dex: 07 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 03 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 03 Aur: 05 Spi: 05
Init: 017 HP: 040


Adrenaline Surge: 04, Detect (Evil): 02, Flame Projection: 03, Gliding: 01, Jumping: 02, Running: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works with all Powers and Martial Artist.
  • Flame Projection has a Range of Touch.


Acrobatics (Athletics, Dodging): 05, Animal Handling (Rabbits, hamsters, ferrets): 03, Martial Artist: 07


Expertise (Tae Kwon Do history), Iron Nerves, Languages (Korean), Lightning Reflexes, Popularity (Korea), Silent Assistant.


Kim Kaphwan (High), Kim Dong Hwan (High),Fan club (High).


None demonstrated.


Upholding the Good.


Likely student.



Writeups.org writer avatar Tom Eilers

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Fatal Fury and King of Fighters video games.

Helper(s): SNK wiki.

Writeup completed on the 3rd of August, 2021.