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|Birthdate = January 9; 30 years old
 
|Birthdate = January 9; 30 years old
 
|Birthplace = Unknown
 
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|Height = 182 cm (5'11 5/8")
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|Weight = 67 kg (approx. 147.7 lbs)
 
|Weight = 67 kg (approx. 147.7 lbs)
 
|Blood Type = B
 
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|Favorite Food = Beer
 
|Favorite Food = Beer
 
|Forte in Sports = All of 'em
 
|Forte in Sports = All of 'em
|Fighting Style = Boxing}}'''Vanessa''' (ヴァネッサ, ''Vanessa'') is a character from ''[[The King of Fighters (series)|The King of Fighters]]'' series who first debuted as a Striker in ''[[The King of Fighters '99 Evolution]]''. She becomes playable in ''[[The King of Fighters 2000]]'' as a member of the Hero Team. She is the first boxing female of the series and one of the first females to use this style in fighting games. Like [[Maxima]], she was created as a middle-aged female to contrast the multiple teenage characters in the roster. Developers also mention their intentions to make her playable in ''[[The King of Fighters '99]]'' though this didn't happen due to time constraints.
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|Fighting Style = Boxing}}'''Vanessa''' (ヴァネッサ, ''Vanessa'') is a character from ''[[The King of Fighters (series)|The King of Fighters]]'' series who first debuted as a Striker in ''[[The King of Fighters '99 Evolution]]''. She becomes playable in ''[[The King of Fighters 2000]]'' as a member of the Hero Team. She is the first boxing female of the series and one of the first females to use this style in fighting games.
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==Development==
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Like [[Maxima]], she was created as a middle-aged female to contrast the multiple teenage characters in the roster. Especially the female characters who were mostly teenagers. Because of this, the developers created the concept of a woman in her thirties who broke all the rules and overflowed with adult appeal. Developers also mention their intentions to make her playable in ''[[The King of Fighters '99]]'' though this didn't happen due to time constraints.<ref>[http://kofaniv.snk-corp.co.jp/english/character/index.php?num=vanessa Official character profile] from ''KOF anniversary website''</ref> Since Seth was created before Vanessa her clothes were designed to match his.<ref>[http://kofaniv.snk-corp.co.jp/english/character/index.php?num=seth Official character profile] from ''KOF anniversary website''</ref>
   
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
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Vanessa is a woman who enjoys the flavor of life and good jaunts to the bar for a drink. It's not known how she is able to keep her job a secret from family but she still seems to treasure them.
 
Vanessa is a woman who enjoys the flavor of life and good jaunts to the bar for a drink. It's not known how she is able to keep her job a secret from family but she still seems to treasure them.
   
Although often teasing in return, she will sometimes discourage Ramon's flirtations.
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Although often teasing in return, she will sometimes discourage Ramon's flirtations as she is married.
   
 
==Powers==
 
==Powers==
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*[[Days of Memories]] (sixth title) - unplayable
 
*[[Days of Memories]] (sixth title) - unplayable
 
*SNK Gals Island Dokidoki Puzzle Shock! 2
 
*SNK Gals Island Dokidoki Puzzle Shock! 2
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* [[The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match Online]]
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* [[The King of Fighters M: Fighting Stars Assembly]]
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* [[The King of Fighters: All Star]]
   
 
===Cameo Appearances===
 
===Cameo Appearances===
 
*[[The King of Fighters XIII]] - in the France stage, passing mention in Women's team story and cameo in their ending
 
*[[The King of Fighters XIII]] - in the France stage, passing mention in Women's team story and cameo in their ending
*[[The King of Fighters XIV]] - in the Women Fighters Team ending; also in Ramon's winquote against Mai
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*[[The King of Fighters XIV]] - in the Women Fighters Team ending; also mentioned in Ramon's winquote against Mai
 
*[[KOF: Maximum Impact 2]] - background cameo
 
*[[KOF: Maximum Impact 2]] - background cameo
*[[The King of Fighters '94: Rebout]] - background cameo in the Art of Fighting Team and Kim Team stages
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*[[The King of Fighters '94: Rebout]] - background cameo in the Art of Fighting Team and Kiorea Justice Team stages
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Vanessa/Gallery]]
 
* [[Vanessa/Gallery]]
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* [[Vanessa/Move Lists]]
 
* [[Vanessa/Quotes]]
 
* [[Vanessa/Quotes]]
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==Trivia==
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* K', Maxima, Vanessa and Ramon were the winners of [[The King of Fighters 2000]]. This makes Vanessa the first female character to win a [[The King of Fighters (tournament)|KOF tournament.]]
   
 
==Cards==
 
==Cards==
[[Image:Vanessacfc2.gif|SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 2 Expand Edition]] [[Image:Vanessa.png|SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS]]
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[[Image:Vanessacfc2.gif|SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 2 Expand Edition]] [[Image:Vanessa.png|SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS]] [[Image:KOF98UMOL-Vanessa.png|110px|KOF98UM OL]] [[Image:Kof-card-vanessa wonderland.png|125px|KOF All Star]]
   
 
==Sprites==
 
==Sprites==
[[Image:Vanessa2000.gif|The King of Fighters 2000]]
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[[Image:Vanessa2000.gif|The King of Fighters 2000]]  
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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==References==
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<references />
   
 
{{Wikipedia|List of King of Fighters characters}}
 
{{Wikipedia|List of King of Fighters characters}}
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[[Category:Boxers]]
 
[[Category:Boxers]]
 
[[Category:Unknown Nationality]]
 
[[Category:Unknown Nationality]]
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[[Category:Wind manipulators]]
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[[Category:Heroines]]

Latest revision as of 15:51, December 11, 2019

Vanessa (ヴァネッサ, Vanessa) is a character from The King of Fighters series who first debuted as a Striker in The King of Fighters '99 Evolution. She becomes playable in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the Hero Team. She is the first boxing female of the series and one of the first females to use this style in fighting games.

DevelopmentEdit

Like Maxima, she was created as a middle-aged female to contrast the multiple teenage characters in the roster. Especially the female characters who were mostly teenagers. Because of this, the developers created the concept of a woman in her thirties who broke all the rules and overflowed with adult appeal. Developers also mention their intentions to make her playable in The King of Fighters '99 though this didn't happen due to time constraints.[1] Since Seth was created before Vanessa her clothes were designed to match his.[2]

StoryEdit

She is a normal housewife who discreetly serves as a mercenary agent. Working under the orders of commander Ling, Vanessa and fellow agent Seth are commissioned with the job of joining the King of Fighters tournament, held by Ling himself. They are to follow the footsteps of the NESTS cartel, which Ling and his agency persecuted. The two agents part from one another with Vanessa recruiting prime suspects, K' and Maxima, as her teammates. She also scouts the talents of Mexican wrestler Ramon to complete their team. Her objective from then on is to observe the activities of the NESTS defectors based on Ling's orders.

She becomes a free agent after Ling's defeat — who was impersonated by Zero — often teaming up with Ramon and Seth. In The King of Fighters XI, she reveals herself to be an old acquaintance of Blue Mary's past lover, Butch. Together with her and Ramon, Vanessa enters the tournament under orders to receive information concerning the broken Orochi seal and the mysterious members of Those from the Past.

PersonalityEdit

Vanessa is a woman who enjoys the flavor of life and good jaunts to the bar for a drink. It's not known how she is able to keep her job a secret from family but she still seems to treasure them.

Although often teasing in return, she will sometimes discourage Ramon's flirtations as she is married.

PowersEdit

  • Translocation - Vanessa can translocate herself at incredible speeds.
  • Reflector - Vanessa can punch a projectile back to its sender.
  • Wind Blast - Vanessa can create a strong air current by punching the air.
  • Cutting aura - Vanessa's punches are so fast that they seem to slice the air around them.
  • Power Punch - Vanessa has incredible punching power, enough to hurt even giant characters like Chang, Maxima, and Daimon. The downside to this is that she will hurt her hands while doing so.

Fighting StyleEdit

Vanessa uses a very agile boxing style. Her style closely resemble Rick Strowd's, a similarity made obvious with her appearance in KOF 2002.

MusicEdit

  • 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
  • Secret Circumstances -KOF XIV ver.- - The King of Fighters XIV
  • Undercover - The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match

Voice ActorsEdit

  • Kaori Minami - Since debut until The King of Fighters XI
  • Mayumi Hata - The King of Fighters XIV

Game AppearancesEdit

Mobile AppearancesEdit

Cameo AppearancesEdit

See also Edit

TriviaEdit

CardsEdit

Vanessacfc2 Vanessa KOF98UMOL-Vanessa Kof-card-vanessa wonderland

SpritesEdit

Vanessa2000  

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official character profile from KOF anniversary website
  2. Official character profile from KOF anniversary website
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