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In this Korean name, the family name is Choi.
Choi Bounge (Hangul: 최번개, Hanja: 崔稲妻, Japanese: チョイ・ボンゲ) is one of the original members of the Korea Team, along with Chang Koehan and Kim Kaphwan in The King of Fighters series. He is one of the many fighters in the series who fights with a weapon, with his weapon of choice being dual leather-gloved claws.
His original costume was changed at the last minute to avoid distinct similarities with horror film character, Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, though Choi himself bears a slight resemblance to Krueger from within his KOF XIV character design.
Very goofy and annoying, Choi wants to be free from Kim's hands. He is sadistic, since he loves to slice stuff, especially human flesh. Although, Kim's "Rehabilitation Project" seems to be working, since Choi's lost some of the desire to kill.
He speaks with a playful theatrical accent, often ending his sentences with "-de yansu" (much like he often calls people "buddy boy" in Playmore's English localizations). He also has his own character image song, entitled "Choi Bounge Ondo", which is played briefly during his entrances in The King of Fighters '98.
- Super Speed - Choi is very light and fast.
- Hurricane Spin - Choi can spin his body at great speeds, creating a hurricane around his body.
Before entering Kim's project, Choi used to fight with his super speed and attacking with claws, but he has been learning Taekwondo from Kim. He has his own adaptations of Kim's moves, especially Hishoukyaku and Hienzan. He even has his own variation of the Hou'ou Kyaku thanks to Kim's training.
Regarding the Hienzan, Choi in some movelists often misspells it out of humor, due to the kanji being incorrect; instead of "Flying Swallow Slash", the move is instead translated as "Grieving Monkey Confession".
- In Korean, Bounge (more appropriately spelled and pronounced as Bungeh) means lightning, which suits Choi's "electrical" and nonstop nature.