"I fan the eternal flame of victory!"
Kyo Kusanagi is the poster child of the heavily populated roster in the King of Fighters series. He inherited his ancestors' pyrokinetic powers that helped seal away the multiheaded dragon Orochi centuries before. By Japanese standards, Kyo's prestigious pride comes off as conceited. Of course, it's all part of being a visibly avid contestant in the annual King of Fighters tournament.
Recurrent opponents include Iori Yagami, who rivals Kyo with his own bloodline and brand of flames. Then there's the enigmatic host, whose identity and motives remain hidden until the strongest fighter is proven. Sure of himself, Kyo mixes his clan's fiery martial arts with Chinese boxing to uppercut, kick, and toast his way up the ranks.
Selected game appearances
- The King of Fighters '94 (1994)
- The King of Fighters '96 (1996)
- The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest (1998)
- The King of Fighters 2000 (2000)
Neo Geo Pocket Color
- SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (1999)
- KOF: Maximum Impact (2004)
- The King of Fighters XIII (2011)