King (King of Fighters / Art of Fighting)



King is one of the SNK video game characters who started in a defunct series (namely Art of Fighting, which started in 1994) then transitioned to King of Fighters appearances.

She’s a flashy kickboxer who first opposed, then permanently allied with, the heroes of Art of Fighting (Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia and Yuri Sakazaki).


  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Jan (younger brother).
  • Group Affiliation: Formerly Mr. Big’s mob, Team Gorgeous, Women Fighters Team, Kyoryukken Karate Team.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


Powers and Abilities

King employs a mess of kickfighting techniques that seem to mix Thai, French and Korean styles plus acrobatic techniques. Some of her kicks produce an energy projectile.


When introduced, King was passing herself as a man for security reasons. She presented as increasingly feminine over time, perhaps to reflect the growth of her self-defence skills.

She’s now quite obviously a woman, but she still continues to wear a purple tuxedo in every single appearance.


(When asked what she likes the most) “Perhaps I should say my beautiful face.” (laughs)

“I’m a vegetarian so anything without meat is fine.”

DC Universe History

King can be inserted as is. Obviously she’d work better in a martial arts setting. She probably has connections to Richard Dragon and of course Lady Shiva.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Bar owner/bartender, former bouncer
Inf: 03 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 008
Init: 023 HP: 060

Adrenaline Surge: 04, Energy Blast: 03, Jumping: 04, Superspeed: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge works with all powers (except for Energy Blast) and Martial Artist.
  • Superspeed can only used to sub for EV and to add to Initiative.

Animal handling (cats): 02, Artist (Actress, bartender): 04, Acrobatics (Dodging, gymnastics): 06, Martial Artist: 09

Connoisseur, Confidants (Sally and Elizabeth), HQ (Expansive, Bar Illusion), Iron Nerves, Languages (French), Lightning Reflexes.

Ryo Sakazaki (High), Robert Garcia (Low), Takuma Sakazaki (High), Yuri Sakazaki (High), Mai Shiranui (High), Kasmi Todo (Low), Hinoko (Low), Lei Xianfei (Low).

Dependent (Jan), MIA (Ryo Sakazaki), MIA (acting masculine), MIA (Jack Turner and dirty people), Minor Rage, Unluck.

Pet Cat

Dex: 04 Str: -03 Bod: 01 Motivation: Rule the Earth
Int: 01 Wil: 01 Min: 01 Occupation: Feline
Inf: 02 Aur: 00 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 07 HP: N.A.

Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 04, Claws: 01, Extended Hearing: 02, Shrinking: 05, Super-hearing: 04, Ultra Vision: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Shrinking is Always On and already figured.

Acrobatics (Climbing – maybe only climbing up, not down!): 03, Thief (Stealth): 02

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: King of Fighters.

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham (for animal stats), SNK wiki .