Nests is the name of the original CEO and creator of NESTS, the crime syndicate that is also involved with biotechnology, genetics, robotics and weaponry. Nests is portrayed as an old man with a cape and a broadsword. After the betrayal of K', Maxima and the cloned Zero, and several failures from Krizalid, Kula Diamond, Foxy and Diana, he decided to reveal himself, hosting the King of Fighters 2001 tournament. But before the finals, he was killed by his right-hand man and son, Igniz, who then proclaimed himself the new CEO of NESTS. His secretary, Misty is later shown to be his son's lover and is also betrayed by her for exchange for power.
Nests was a very serious man and trusted his life to Igniz.
- The King of Fighters 2001 - in cutscenes
- The King of Fighters 2002 - in the credits
- The King of Fighters '94: Rebout - background cameo in the Art of Fighting Team stage