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KOF XV Team Women Fighters Artwork

Team Women Fighters (女性じょせい格闘家かくとうかチーム, lit. "Female Fighters Team"), originally called the Female Team (女性じょせいチーム) in earlier English translations, also called the Queens Team (クイーンズチーム) in The King of Fighters: Destiny series, and also known as Team Heroines (ヒロインチーム), is a reoccurring Team in The King of Fighters series.

Description

As the name implies, this team consists of any female characters (or heroines), either from the own series and/or other SNK franchises (particularly from the shared universe games such as Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting). In the first games of the series, the group/team consisted of King, Mai Shiranui and Yuri Sakazaki (the bartender and the Kyokugenryu student coming from Art of Fighting series and the kunoichi from Fatal Fury series.)

This is also the team with the most formation changes, starting with The King of Fighters '96. Originally, most of its members are locals, residing and/or had multiple crisis involvements at the city of South Town, including those who are associate to the town's local fighters (such as May Lee Jinju being associated to Kim Kaphwan), until The King of Fighters '97, it introduces a member who has nothing with the town nor had past associate its locals completely, such as Chizuru Kagura, and later Hinako Shijou. The 13th installment is the only mainline game after the Orochi Saga with its classic formation (along with the spin-off KOF Neowave).

In most of the formations, King or Mai (the founders of the team, along with Yuri) shares the leadership, regardless of both being on the same team or not, and in all formations, one or more members of the first formation appears in this team. In only three games of the series (four if counting the '98 game [and its remake]), the team was lead by non-founders, being them Kasumi Todoh (in KOF '96), Chizuru Kagura (in KOF '97 and KOF '98/UM games), and Athena Asamiya (in XV). Kasumi and Chizuru leads the team during the Orochi Saga, and Athena, in the second chapter of the current saga.

List of Members

Orochi Saga

KOF '94/Re-Bout

KOF '94/Re-Bout, '95, Neowave and XIII Team Women Fighters (Classic Formation)

First Founder & First Leader
  • King (Art of Fighting series) - 1st Founder. Leader of Team Women Fighters in '94/Re-Bout, '95, '99, 2001, 2003, XIII and XIV and member in '96, '97 and '98/UM.
Second Founder & Fourth Leader
  • Mai Shiranui (Fatal Fury series) - 2nd Founder. Leader of Team Women Fighters in 2000 and 2002, and member in '94/Re-Bout, '95, '96, '97,' 98/UM, 2001, 2002 um, 2003, XIII, XIV and XV.
Third Founder
  • Yuri Sakazaki (Art of Fighting series) - 3rd Founder and member in '94/Re-Bout, '95, 2000, 2002, XIII and XV.

KOF '96

KOF '96 and 2002 UM Team Women Fighters

Second Leader
  • Kasumi Todoh (Art of Fighting 3) - Leader of Team Women Fighters in '96 and member in '99, 2000 and 2002 UM.

KOF '97

KOF '97 and '98/UM Team Women Fighters

Third Leader
  • Chizuru Kagura (Original Character) - Leader of Team Women Fighters in '97 and '98/UM.

NESTS Chronicles/Tales of Ash

KOF '99

KOF '99 Team Women Fighters

Members
  • Blue Mary (Fatal Fury series) - Member of Team Women Fighters in '99 and 2003. She left the team in 2000 and XI.
  • Li Xiangfei (Real Bout Fatal Fury 2) - Member of Team Women Fighters in '99 (with a small absence during 2000) and 2001. She left the team in 2003. Also a member of younger iteration of the team in 2002 UM.

KOF 2000

KOF 2000 Team Women Fighters

KOF 2001 Team Women Fighters

Member
  • Hinako Shijou (Original Character) - Member of Team Women Fighters in 2000 and 2001. She left the team in 2003, and is also a member of the younger iteration of the team in 2002 UM and 2003.

KOF 2002

KOF 2002 Team Women Fighters

KOF 2003 Team Women Fighters

Member
  • May Lee Jinju (Original Character) - Member of Team Women Fighters. She only joined in 2002, except in its UM update, where she appears in the younger iteration of the team.

Shun'ei Saga

KOF XIV Team Women Fighters

KOF XIV

Member
  • Alice Nakata (Garou Densetsu: The Legend of Wild Wolf) - Member of Team Women Fighters. Only joined in XIV.

KOF XV (Team Super Heroines)

Fifth Leader
  • Athena Asamiya (Psycho Soldier) - Leader of Team Women Fighters in KOF XV.

Members' Participation

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
King
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No/Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Mai Shiranui
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yuri Sakazaki
Yes/Yes
Yes
No
No
No/No
No
Yes
No
Yes/No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Kasumi Todoh
No/No
No
Yes
No
No/No
Yes
Yes
No
No/Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Chizuru Kagura
No/No
No
No (Mainline & Alternative)
Yes (Mainline)/No (Alternative)
Yes/Yes
No
No
No
No/No
No
No
No
No
No
Blue Mary
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
Yes
No
No
No/No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Li Xiangfei
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
Yes
No
Yes
No/No
No
No
No
No
No
Hinako Shijou
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
No
Yes
Yes
No/No
No
No
No
No
No
May Lee Jinju
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
No
No
No
Yes/No
No
No
No
No
No
Alice Nakata
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Athena Asamiya
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
No
No
No
No
Yes

Other Team Variants

Team Pretty Girls Fighters

Team Pretty Girls Fighters (美少女びしょうじょ格闘家かくとうかチーム, lit. "Beautiful Girls Fighters Team"), is a younger iteration team of Team Women Fighters in The King of Fighters series. While the team first appeared in The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (a Dream Match game), the team makes their canonical debut in The King of Fighters 2003, under the name Team High School Girls (女子高生めすこうせいチーム).

List of Members

NESTS Chronicles (KOF 2002 UM)

KOF 2002 UM Team Pretty Girls Fighters

Leader
  • Li Xiangfei - Leader of Team Pretty Girls Fighters in 2002 UM. She left the team after this game.
Members
  • Hinako Shijou - Member of Team Pretty Girls in 2002 UM and 2003. She left the team after 2003.
  • May Lee Jinju - Member of Team Pretty Girls in 2002 UM. She left the team after this game.
Tales of Ash (KOF 2003) (Team High School Girls)

KOF 2003 Team Pretty Girls Fighters (A.K.A. Team High School Girls)

Leader
  • Athena Asamiya - Leader of Team Pretty Girls Fighters in 2003. She left the team after this game.
Member
  • Malin - Member of Team Pretty Girls Fighters in 2003. She left the team after this game.

Team Super Heroines

KOF XV Team Super Heroines

Team Super Heroines (スーパーヒロインチーム) is another iteration of Team Women Fighters. This team appears for the first time in King of Fighters R-1, as simply Heroines Team, and again in The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match under the name Neo Heroines Team (ヒロインチーム) as an alternative team with a secret ending illustration. This team will make their official and canonical debut in The King of Fighters XV.

List of Members

Shun'ei Saga (KOF XV)
Leader
Members

Trivia

  • With exception of the Tales of Ash Saga, this team receives new characters in his all new formations, between veterans of the series (and from other franchises) and new created characters.
  • Due to the fact of being the team's founders, King, Mai and Yuri are always been part of him, even if one or two of them are on another team.
  • Due to the fact that May Lee Jinju only appeared as part of Team Women Fighters in KOF 2002 (a Dream Match game), she has canonically not been an official member.
    • This also might be the reason why she doesn't appear in the Women Fighters Team's endings in following games to him (only in some special endings of KOF 2002 UM).
    • May Lee is the only character of this team with a non-canonical participation. All the other characters participated cannonically.
  • This team is the only of the KOF series with a wide variety of characters from other franchises.
    • This team is also the only of the series with a wide variety of leaders, due to his constant formation changes over the years. The team counts with 5 leaders.
    • The Fatal Fury series is the franchise with more entries in this team, with 4 female characters. The Art of Fighting series and the KOF series have 3 female characters each one, and the game Psycho Soldier, 1 female character only.
  • This team and Team Ikari Warriors are the only beyond the Hero and Rivals Teams whose some members are important to the story of KOF series, through the connections as the main events of each saga (Chizuru's clan is responsible by the Orochi seal, one of the key themes of the saga of same name).
  • Athena's inclusion in the Women Fighters Team in KOF XV was foreshadowed in two mainline games prior, by her special conversation with King in XIII, and some Athena's win quotes against their members of the team in XIV.
  • The 2000 and XV are the only formations of this team which all her members have the same nationally (in this case, both are Japanese).
    • In addition, the 2003 is the only alternative formation of this team which all her members have the same nationally (also Japanese).
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