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Shion (Hánzi: 紫苑シオン; Pinyin: Zǐyuàn) is a character who first appeared as the sub boss in the penultimate stage of Arcade Mode in The King of Fighters XI.

He was conceptually designed to be one of Ron's daughters though developers decided to change his gender to startle and appeal to fans with his androgynous appearance. His gender was revealed to fans in his official back story, which states (and corrects itself) on his masculinity.

He is voiced by Tokiyo Ogawa.

Story

Shion is an enigmatic character about which little is known. He works as an underling of Magaki and seems knowledgeable about the workings of Orochi. His true motives and his reason for following Magaki are unknown.

After his defeat during the tournament finals, he is dragged in an extra-dimensional gate by Magaki. At the tournament's conclusion, the Crimson Spear hurled through the gate and kills Magaki. In The King of Fighters XIII, Shion appears at the end of Story Mode, retaining his Crimson Spear from within the dimensional rift. He is accompanied by two other members, Shroom being one of them.

Personality

Shion shares Mukai's ideology that humans should not be underestimated and they have tremendous potential. Magaki and Shion share an uneasy relationship; Magaki is arrogant and proud of his own strength, seeing most humans as trash.

Powers

  • Weapon Mastery - Shion is an expert in multiple weapons including the Meteor Hammer and archery.
  • Weapon Summon - Shion can summon his weapons to him at anytime.
  • Featherless Arrow (无羽箭)- Shion can throw the featherless arrow with enough power that can strike the opponent down.
  • Multiple Attacks - Shion can deliver several punches at almost the same time.

Fighting Style

Shion uses traditional Wushu. As a result, he is able to make use of multiple stances, though akin to many boss characters he lacks a standard crouching animation.

Normally, Shion starts out with his spear, though it'll always disappear in a flash of lightning should he get hit while wielding it, forcing him to fight unarmed until he draws it out again.

Music

  • Koubai (Anti-Song) - The King of Fighters XI

Game Appearances

Mobile Appearances

Cameo Appearances

Trivia

  • As most of the Chinese names in SNK games, his name is formatted via Japanese on'yomi; 紫苑 pronounced in Mandarin Chinese is Zǐyuàn.

Sprites

The King of Fighters XI (Unarmed) The King of Fighters XI (Armed)

Cards

Kimi Wa Hero

Gallery

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