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- For information pertaining to his original identity, click here.
Krohnen McDougall (クローネン・マクドガル) is a character from The King of Fighters series. He was introduced in The King of Fighters XV as the leader of Team Krohnen, as well as having a strong resemblance to a familiar character. His official nickname is "Exceptional Esper" (
He is voiced by Kenn (alias of Ken'ichirō Ōhashi).
Krohnen's appearance shares numerous similarities with K9999 and Nameless. First alluded to in the PS4 datamining reveal of KOF XV, and was at first, theorized as an outright inclusion of K9999 in the game despite issues surrounding his character, he is often theorized as SNK's answer to fan clamor in bringing back K9999 to the series without the elements that makes his appearance legally risky.
At the time of the character announcement, the only official reaction that can be considered as a statement from SNK so far is Krispy Kaiser's reaction in SNK's official Discord channel, as seen below. This has since been supplemented by the Team Stories focusing on Krohnen and his eponymous team. Eventually, the game confirms that Krohnen is indeed K9999, but using a new identity and figure to evade surveillance.
Krohnen is a very loud person with an extremely short temper, though he has matured somewhat since adopting his new identity, claiming to be a changed person. He hates Kyo Kusanagi and K' with passion and intensity. Though he has no personal grudge towards the original Kyo himself, he only fights him because some of Kyo's head appearance during the fifteenth tournament (his classic hairstyle and headband) reminds him of a Kyo-look alike fighter, whom Krohnen held a grudge against.
- Pyrokinesis - Krohnen can control fire, but his ability is quite limited in comparison to Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami or even K'. He can create fire to erupt from the ground in front of him, and attack with streams of fire in a slashing manner.
- Polymorphic Arm - Krohnen can transform his left arm into an iron drill, a blade or a shotgun-like weapon.
- Motorcycles - Even as K9999, Krohnen is skilled in riding a motorcycle, having done so with Angel in their travels together.
- Motorcycle mechanic - As implied in KOFXV, he has since expanded his knowledge in motorcycles to the point of being knowledgeable in its inner workings and engines, having appraised Ryo's own motorcycle in one of his secret endings.
Krohnen fights with his polymorphic arm. The arm can transform into claws, blades of different sizes and shapes, and into a shotgun. He knows some basic fighting techniques.
- K9999, his true identity.
- Nameless, his non-canon replacement in The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match
- Alba Meira