Kukri (ククリ; Arabic: كوكري) is a character introduced in The King of Fighters XIV. His official nickname is "Sharp-Tongued Sandman" (
He is voiced by Hiroki Takahashi.
At first glance, Kukri comes off as a very rude, foul-mouthed, arrogant and sadistic fighter that also sports a bit of an openly perverted affection for women; much of his other interests however, are kept under the shadows and are comically speculated by others.
However, in certain teams' cutscenes and his team ending, it's shown that Kukri is very observant and seems to have a helpful side in him, helping Elisabeth locate Ash's whereabouts when he is brought back to life.
Kukri has the power of sand in order to trick, attack, and defend against his opponent(s).
Sand Manipulation - Kukri can stun his opponents with sand, through heavy attacks and mountains of the natural element.
Parallel Universe Creation - Kukri can create a parallel universe, out of reality.
Hot Sand Assassin's Fist - It consists of handling sand to attack. Kukri acquired the skill in North Africa (possibly in Egypt).
- Venator Ballare - The King of Fighters XIV
- Full Burst - The King of Fighters XIV (as Shun'ei's opponent)
- Under a Delusion - SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
- The King of Fighters Original Comic
- The King of Fighters: A New Beginning
- According to Antonov, people will supposedly die of a curse if they look directly at Kukri's face. Which is why his full face is made blurry for said reasons.
- Based on his fondness for pastilla, Kukri may be from Morocco or Algeria.