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Ramón (ラモン) is a original character from The King of Fighters series. He made his first appearance in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the year's Hero Team. He is a luchador who makes extensive use of high-flying, a well-known characteristic of Lucha Libre. His official nickname is "The Strongest Human" (最強さいきょう人間にんげん).

Development

He was created to appeal to the Latin American fanbase (more precisely the Mexican fanbase). His pro-wrestling moves were a primary focus during the development for his moves was due to his designer at the time loving pro-wrestling fighting moves.[1]

Personality

He is a very friendly guy that loves to play with children and flirt with girls. He seems to have an obsession for Vanessa and will often flirt with her. While his affections are sometimes discouraged, he nonetheless remains determined to woo her. During his fights, Ramón will often mock his opponents.

Fighting Style

Ramón is high-flyer luchador. He uses moves like the crossbodies, drop kicks, spinning heel kicks and suplexes.

Music

  • KD-0084 - The King of Fighters 2000, 2002
  • The Immortal Mirror of the Sun - The King of Fighters 2001
  • Secret Circumstances - The King of Fighters XI
  • Undercover - The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
  • Sky Blue - The King of Fighters XIV
  • Enter the Venue - The King of Fighters XV

Voice Actors

Appearances

Trivia

  • Ramón's moves and attacks are inspired by Tiger Mask (alias of Japanese wrestler Satoru Sayama).
    • His tiger theme, as well as his moves such as his desperation move, Tiger Spin, allude to the anime character and real-life professional wrestler, Tiger Mask.
    • His taunt is also based on Tiger Mask. The real-life Tiger Mask taunted British wrestler, The Dynamite Kid (alias of Thomas Billington), in the exact same way during the first of their legendary series of matches.
  • Behind the back of his XIV/XV outfit reads "Camino De La Tigre", which means "Way of the Tiger" in Spanish.
  • In a 2005 poll made by SNK Playmore USA, he was voted as the ninth fan favorite character with 121 votes.
  • Prior to The King of Fighters XV, his name was rendered as "Ramon" in English. Starting with XV, the name was rendered as "Ramón", possibly done to be more in-line with the Spanish spelling and pronunciation of the name.

Cards

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 2 Expand Edition SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS SVC Card MrBig Ramon.png KOF98UM OL

Sprites

The King of Fighters 2000 The King of Fighters XI

Gallery

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 IslaDolores • 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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