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KOF XV Team Ikari Warriors Artwork

This article is about the team present in The King of Fighters series. For the game of the same name, check Ikari Warriors. For the game series to which the game belongs, check Ikari Warriors (series). For the mercenary group, check Ikari Warriors (group).

Team Ikari Warriors (いかり戦士せんしチーム), shortened called Team Ikari (いかりチーム), is a reoccurring Team in The King of Fighters series.

Description

As the name implies, this team is formed by the main characters of Ikari Warriors series, Ralf Jones and Clark Still (which both are known as Paul and Vince in its source series, respectively), alongside his Commander Heidern, who was present in the two first tournaments of the series (Heidern also made a brief intro participation in Ikari III: The Rescue).

Starting with The King of Fighters '96, the team earns new members: Leona Heidern, who replaces his adoptive father in the leadership, and Whip, during the NESTS Chronicles and the Tales of Ash. The two female soldiers and the Commander were created exclusively for the KOF series, although the commander himself debuted in NES version of Ikari III: The Rescue.

The most active team formation is commonly the members of the '96 formation through the games, except in The King of Fighters XI, where Whip replaces Leona. However, the 2001 entry (and last chapter of the NESTS Chronicles) brings all members who were active during the Orochi Saga, such as the former classic pre-96 team leader Heidern, due to Whip’s absent into joining Team K' in 2001 - 2003 prior to temporarily re-join with the Ikari Squad, due to an emergency matter regarding of Leona's absent as mentioned previously (the weakening of the Orochi seal and her Riot of the Blood).

List of Members

Orochi Saga

KOF '94/Re-Bout

First and Original Classic Team Ikari Warriors (KOF '94/Re-Bout and '95) ('95 artwork)

First Leader
  • Commander Heidern - First Leader and Member of Team Ikari Warriors in '94/Re-Bout and '95. He left the team in '96 and 2003, and returned in 2001.
Member & Third Leader
  • Colonel Ralf Jones - Member of Team Ikari Warriors. He leads the team in XI, XIII and XIV, and appear in all mainline games of the series.
Member
  • Lieutenant Clark Still - Member of Team Ikari Warriors. Appears in all mainline games of the series.

KOF '96

Second and Current Classic Team Ikari Warriors (KOF '96 onward [except XI] and EX Games) (XV artwork)

Member & Second Leader
  • Frontline Soldier Leona Heidern - Member of Team Ikari Warriors. She is a member of the team in most of the game's series ('96, '97, '98/UM, all the NESTS Chronicles, 2003 and XV), and left only in XI.

NESTS Chronicles/Tales of Ash

KOF '99

KOF '99 and 2000 Team Ikari Warriors (2000 artwork)

KOF 2001 Team Ikari Warriors

KOF XI Team Ikari Warriors

Member
  • Soldier Whip - Member of Team Ikari Warriors. Left the team in 2001 and XV, and returned in XI.

Members' Participation

Participation of the members of the team during the mainline series (and some spin-offs).
Character
Orochi Saga
NESTS Chronicles
Tales of Ash
Shun'ei Saga
KOF '94/Re-Bout
KOF '95
KOF '96
KOF '97
KOF '98/UM
KOF '99
KOF 2000
KOF 2001
KOF 2002/UM
KOF 2003
KOF XI
KOF XIII
KOF XIV
KOF XV
Heidern
Yes/Yes
Yes
No
No
No/No
No
No
Yes
No/No
No
No
No
No
No
Ralf Jones
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Clark Still
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Leona Heidern
No/No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Whip
No/No
No
No
No/No
No/No
Yes
Yes
No
No/No
No
Yes
No
No
No
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