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Whip (ウィップ), whose real name is Seirah (セーラ), is a character from The King of Fighters series. She first appeared in The King of Fighters '99 as the new member to the Ikari Warriors Team. Her affinity for whips earned her the nickname, Muchiko (ムチ) - which roughly translates to "Whip Girl" (sometimes translated as "Whippy") - by Ralf Jones. Her nickname in The King of Fighters XV is "Queen of the Battlefield" (戦場せんじょう女王じょおう).

She is voiced by Shiho Kikuchi.

Development

She was planned to enter the series in The King of Fighters '96 but was pushed back to The King of Fighters '99 due to Leona Heidern's introduction. The developers wanted her to contrast Leona who exposes comparatively more skin, while Whip sports less revealing but body-hugging fashions that leave a little more to the imagination. The designers hoped that she would be accepted as an independent, whip-brandishing character rather than just another member of the Ikari Warriors Team. They hope that players would keep an eye on her future activities.[1]

Personality

She is an enigmatic and quiet individual who acts towards her own goals. According to Maxima, she is a pure and honest person who judges others fairly. She treats both K' and Kula Diamond as a little brother and sister.

It's possible that she also has a slight sadism, which is visible in her String Shot TypeC Code: Victory special move, which results she stomping on her opponent's head while laughing.

Powers

  • Whipping strike - Seirah can use her hands to strike at her opponent in a blindingly fast whipping motion. She probably doesn't have enough control of this ability, and only chooses to use such power to a downed opponent. Her attacking range increases, and she can attack multiple times.
  • Wind Manipulation - In KOF XIV, Seirah can create a ball of wind with her whip.
  • Explosion Techiniques - Like Leona, Seirah can create explosions, through her earrings and whip.

Fighting Style

Her fighting style is based on Soubenjutsu, the Japanese martial art of the use of the whip and also takes inspiration in other kinds of whip fighting. Her whip, probably designed by NESTS, can transform into a blade or a gun. She also has a concealed Desert Eagle which she can fire at the opponent.

Music

  • W.W.III - The King of Fighters '99
  • The Trooper - The King of Fighters 2000
  • Big Pain - The King of Fighters 2001
  • KD-0079 - The King of Fighters 2002
  • KD - The King of Fighters 2003
  • Smell of Gunpowder - The King of Fighters XI
  • KD-0079+ - The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
  • W.W.III -KOF XIV ver.- - The King of Fighters XIV
  • KD-009q - The King of Fighters XV
  • Whip 3 Options - The King of Fighters 2
  • Codename: Actress - Days of Memories (Boku to Kanojo to Koto no Koi)

Appearances

Games

Mobile

Cameos

Anime

Trivia

  • Her original character bio in The King of Fighters '99 and The King of Fighters 2000 references the plot of The Fallen Angels (堕落天使, Daraku Tenshi).[2]
  • According to the 2001 Novel, Whip was the first successful example of NESTS cloning technology, which lead to the creation of Krizalid and Kyo clones.
  • Starting with KOF '99, all animations that feature Whip using her Desert Eagle move was censored and edited in all International releases outside of Asia. The most obvious example of the edit is her team's ending in KOF 2000, where she points the weapon at the camera and shoots Zero. In the censored version, Zero, near death, reveals information to an outraged Whip, and Zero simply dies afterwards, with Whip leaving as the hideout collapses. However, her gun is restored in all versions of KOF 2002 UM.
    • Desert Eagle is not available as a move in KOF 2000, but returns in KOF 2001 in an edited form. As replacement, she uses some kind of exploding beads held interlocking between her fingers, and in her HSDM in KOF 2002, instead of bringing out a firearm, her whip morphs into one.
  • According to the developers' diary for KOF 2000, her name Whip is an anagram of Winnie-the-Pooh.[3]

Gallery

References

The King of Fighters characters
KOF '94 Logo Sprite.gif 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 Logo Sprite.gif Iori YagamiBilly KaneEiji KisaragiSaisyu KusanagiOmega Rugal
KOF '96 Logo Sprite.gif Leona HeidernMatureViceKasumi TodohGeese HowardWolfgang KrauserMr. BigChizuru KaguraGoenitz
KOF '97 Logo Sprite.gif Shingo YabukiYashiro NanakaseShermieChrisBlue MaryRyuji YamazakiOrochi IoriOrochi LeonaOrochi YashiroOrochi ShermieOrochi ChrisOrochi
KOF '98UM Logo.png Nightmare Geese
KOF '99 Logo Sprite.gif K'MaximaWhipBaoLi XiangfeiJhun HoonKyo-1Kyo-2Krizalid
KOF '99 Evolution Logo.png VanessaSethSyo KirishimaAlfredFiolina GermiGai Tendo
KOF 2000 Logo Sprite.gif 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 Logo Sprite.gif May Lee JinjuK9999ÁngelZeroRonGluganIgnizMistyNests
KOF 2002 Logo Sprite.gif Kusanagi
KOF 2002UM Logo.png Nameless
KOF 2003 Logo Sprite.gif Ash CrimsonDuo LonShen WooTizocGatoMalinMaki KaguraAdelheid BernsteinMukai
KOF XI Logo Sprite.gif OswaldElisabeth BlanctorcheMomokoB. JenetShionMagakiSilberSho HayateJyazuHotaru FutabaTung Fu Rue
KOF XII Logo.png Raiden
KOF XIII Logo.png Hwa JaiSaikiEvil AshMr. Karate
KOF XIV Logo.png Shun'eiMeitenkunGang-ilLuongXanaduSylvie Paula PaulaKukriMianNelsonZarinaBandeiras HattoriKing of DinosaursHeinNakoruruMamahahaMui MuiLove HeartAlice Garnet NakataAntonovVerseNajd
The King of Fighters XV Logo.png IslaDoloresKrohnen McDougallRe VerseOtoma=Raga
KOF EX Logo.png Moe Habana
KOF EX2 Logo.png Reiji OogamiJun KagamiMiu KurosakiSinobu Amou
KOF MI Logo.png Alba MeiraSoiree MeiraLien NevilleMignon BeartChae LimDukeRock Howard
KOF MI2 Logo.png Luise MeyrinkNagaseJivatmaNinon BeartHyenaHanzo HattoriKyo Kusanagi ClassicWild WolfMr. Karate IIArmor RalfRichard Meyer
KOF MIRA Logo.png Xiao LonMakoto Mizoguchi
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