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Malin (まりん) is a character from The King of Fighters series. She debut in The King of Fighters 2003 as a member of the High School Girls Team, alongside the J-idol Athena Asamiya and the sumo student Hinako Shijou.

She is voiced by Kazuyo Inosako.

Development

After the development team decided that Choi Bounge would not appear in The King of Fighters 2003, the team immediately agreed to make "a cute girl character". Malin's name being spelled as "Malin" and not "Marin" was something the supervising designer insisted, and remains as a mystery as to why.[1]

Personality

Malin is a spoiled girl always trying to get what she wants. Aside from the assumption that she is usually on some sort of mission, her real motives for being in the tournament remain unclear. She is prideful of her abilities and easily upset when she's underestimated.

She also seems to enjoy being sneaky and mischievous and easily offended by petty comments, such as how she easily and for long developed a grudge against Yuri Sakazaki for calling her fighting style "cowardly".

Powers

  • Extreme Agility - Malin is able to move about fast and with great technique and agility.
  • Hammer Space - Malin has access to hammer space and can hide/pull out a weapon as big as a giant hammer from visibly nowhere.

Fighting Style

Her fighting style utilizes use of various weapons and her excellent agility; she even somewhat resembles a ninja. Also, honor does not seem to matter to her during fights.

The majority of her weapons are knives and blades, though she also uses electric batons, yo-yo's (though they are also fitted with blades which may or may not be used) and a giant hammer. Her moves may also seem childish or teasing, particularly her use of yo-yo's and way of attacking, fitting in well with her identification of a high school girl.

Music

  • You Feel for Me - The King of Fighters 2003
  • Triumphantly - The King of Fighters XI
  • She is the Mysterious Agent - Days of Memories (Junpaku no Tenshitachi)

Appearances

Games

Mobile

  • Days of Memories (fourth and fifth titles) - unplayable; in-text cameo for the fourth
  • SNK Gals Island Non Pre-mission Akiramenai de!

Cameos

Trivia

  • Although Malin makes her King of Fighters debut in The King of Fighters 2003, her first appearance in any SNK media is in Team Korea's backstory in The King of Fighters 2000, where she meets with Jhun Hoon.
  • Many of Malin's moves reference bugs, as she has Hornet, Yellowjacket, Mayfly, Scorpion, Spider and Queen Bee among her move names, which can be somewhat ironic as one of Malin's dislikes is bugs. All of these moves involve the use of blades and may reference their stings and/or their movements.

Cards

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS

Sprites

The King of Fighters 2003 The King of Fighters 2003 The King of Fighters XI

Gallery

The King of Fighters characters
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KOF '95 Logo Sprite.gif Iori YagamiBilly KaneEiji KisaragiSaisyu KusanagiOmega Rugal
KOF '96 Logo Sprite.gif Leona HeidernMatureViceKasumi TodohGeese HowardWolfgang KrauserMr. BigChizuru KaguraGoenitz
KOF '97 Logo Sprite.gif Shingo YabukiYashiro NanakaseShermieChrisBlue MaryRyuji YamazakiOrochi IoriOrochi LeonaOrochi YashiroOrochi ShermieOrochi ChrisOrochi
KOF '98UM Logo.png Nightmare Geese
KOF '99 Logo Sprite.gif K'MaximaWhipBaoLi XiangfeiJhun HoonKyo-1Kyo-2Krizalid
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KOF 2000 Logo Sprite.gif 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 Logo Sprite.gif May Lee JinjuK9999ÁngelZeroRonGluganIgnizMistyNests
KOF 2002 Logo Sprite.gif Kusanagi
KOF 2002UM Logo.png Nameless
KOF 2003 Logo Sprite.gif Ash CrimsonDuo LonShen WooTizocGatoMalinMaki KaguraAdelheid BernsteinMukai
KOF XI Logo Sprite.gif OswaldElisabeth BlanctorcheMomokoB. JenetShionMagakiSilberSho HayateJyazuHotaru FutabaTung Fu Rue
KOF XII Logo.png Raiden
KOF XIII Logo.png Hwa JaiSaikiEvil AshMr. Karate
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KOF EX Logo.png Moe Habana
KOF EX2 Logo.png Reiji OogamiJun KagamiMiu KurosakiSinobu Amou
KOF MI Logo.png Alba MeiraSoiree MeiraLien NevilleMignon BeartChae LimDukeRock Howard
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KOF MIRA Logo.png Xiao LonMakoto Mizoguchi

References

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