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G-Mantle (ゲーマント, Ge-Manto, with the Ge standing for "game") is a mysterious character appearing in many SNK games. He was used as a mascot for the Neo Geo before Terry Bogard. However, at Vigamus,[1] a museum of videogames sponsored by the municipality of Rome, a special illustration lists G-Mantle as the mascot of the pre-fighting game era of Neo Geo.[2] He bears a striking resemblance to the character V, from V for Vendetta.

Story

G-Mantle is a strange being who first appeared in print ads for the Neo Geo. He is portrayed as a masked "man", wearing a cape and hat. He has no legs and walks by means of levitation. In some KOF manhua, he is shown to have legs.

He has also made several appearances within SNK games. His first in-game appearance was in Blue's Journey. His most memorable appearances are as a taxi driver in Fatal Fury: King of Fighters intro, as King's disguise in Art of Fighting 2 and, most recently as a striker in The King of Fighters 2000.

In the SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash series, his name changes with every game he's in. In the first one, there is a character named Mask who is based on G-Mantle and is as mysterious as G-Mantle himself. The second game featured three other characters: Neomantle, Robomantle and G-Lady, who all wear the same mask, dress and act similarly to G-Mantle.

Personality

G-Mantle's only in-game speech was his laugh, making him an even more mysterious character.

Abilities

  • Levitation - Having no legs, G-Mantle moves by floating around, pretty much like ghosts do.

Fighting style

G-Mantle's striker moves are a headbutt and throwing roses at the enemy. The rose throwing attack is called "G-Mantle Shoot".

Voice actors

  • Hiroyuki Arita - The King of Fighters 2000
  • Walter Roberts - SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

Appearances

Gallery

External links

References


The King of Fighters characters
KOF '94 Kyo KusanagiBenimaru NikaidoGoro DaimonTerry BogardAndy BogardJoe HigashiRyo SakazakiRobert GarciaTakuma SakazakiRalf JonesClark StillHeidernAthena AsamiyaSie KensouChin GentsaiKingMai ShiranuiYuri SakazakiKim KaphwanChang KoehanChoi BoungeHeavy-D!Lucky GlauberBrian BattlerRugal Bernstein
KOF '95 Iori YagamiBilly KaneEiji KisaragiSaisyu KusanagiOmega Rugal
KOF '96 Leona HeidernMatureViceKasumi TodohGeese HowardWolfgang KrauserMr. BigChizuru KaguraGoenitz
KOF '97 Shingo YabukiYashiro NanakaseShermieChrisBlue MaryRyuji YamazakiOrochi IoriOrochi LeonaOrochi YashiroOrochi ShermieOrochi ChrisOrochi
KOF '98UM Nightmare Geese
KOF '99 K'MaximaWhipBaoLi XiangfeiJhun HoonKyo-1Kyo-2Krizalid
KOF '99: Evolution VanessaSethSyo KirishimaAlfredFiolina GermiGai Tendo
KOF 2000 RamónLinHinako ShijouKula DiamondClone ZeroFoxyCandy DiamondAnother K'Another IoriAnother BenimaruAnother RobertCosplayer KyokoKang Bae DalSmart ChangCool ChoiKaoru WatabeBaitangDuck KingLilly KaneKim Jae HoonKim Dong HwanUnknownKing LionKim Sue-ilKaedeDuke EdwardsRockyAthenaNeo & GeoG-Mantle
KOF 2001 May Lee JinjuK9999AngelZeroRonGluganIgnizMistyNests
KOF 2002 Kusanagi
KOF 2002UM Nameless
KOF 2003 Ash CrimsonDuo LonShen WooTizocGatoMalinMaki KaguraAdelheid BernsteinMukai
KOF XI OswaldElisabeth BlanctorcheMomokoB. JenetShionMagakiSilberSho HayateJyazuHotaru FutabaTung Fu Rue
KOF XII Raiden
KOF XIII Hwa JaiSaikiEvil AshMr. Karate
KOF XIV Shun'eiMeitenkunGang-ilLuongXanaduSylvie Paula PaulaKukriMianNelsonZarinaBandeiras HattoriKing of DinosaursHeinNakoruruMamahahaMui MuiLove HeartAlice Garnet NakataAntonovVerseNajd
KOF XV Isla • Unnamed Female Character • Unnamed Boss
KOF EX: Neo Blood Moe Habana
KOF EX2: Howling Blood Reiji OogamiJun KagamiMiu KurosakiSinobu Amou
KOF: Maximum Impact Alba MeiraSoiree MeiraLien NevilleMignon BeartChae LimDukeRock Howard
KOF: Maximum Impact 2 Luise MeyrinkNagaseJivatmaNinon BeartHyenaHanzo HattoriKyo Kusanagi ClassicWild WolfMr. Karate IIArmor RalfRichard Meyer
KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation "A" Xiao LonMakoto Mizoguchi
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