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Which characters would you like to see return in King of Fighters 15?

There's certainly no shortage of classic characters to be wishing for in SNK's premier fighting game franchise

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • February 10, 2021 at 3:55 p.m. PST • Comments: 176

This week, we'll finally be getting our first proper look at the long-awaited newest installment of SNK's famed fighting franchise when the first footage of King of Fighters 15 drops on Wednesday, January 6th or Thursday, January 7th — depending on your timezone.

One of the biggest discussion pieces when a new fighting game is on the horizon is of course the roster. When it comes to King of Fighters, the pool of potential returning characters is absolutely gargantuan, even moreso now that previously deceased characters are back on the table after the events of King of Fighters 14.

With roster speculation fresh at the forefront of any SNK fan's brain right now, we decided to put together a huge poll featuring every character to have been playable in a mainline King of Fighters game at some point throughout the series.

The poll is already big enough as is it is, so we opted to exclude characters from the King of Fighters EX and King of Fighters Maximum Impact series seeing as none of the characters introduced in those games have returned in mainline entries as of yet.

It's also worth noting that SNK have a long-standing tradition of bringing back old characters from other franchises in King of Fighters as well, given that the series is after all a festival celebrating the entire company's history. While it may not be too likely we'll see more Samurai Shodown or Buriki One characters, it's definitely a regular occurrence for Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting characters to rejoin the battle in King of Fighters after long absences.

Even though we obviously can't include the entire SNK library of characters in the poll (which is pretty much what we'd have to do to be entirely fair), feel free to let your requests be known in the comments about any other SNK characters that haven't made the leap to the King of Fighters brand yet, but who you'd like to see do so. For all the official King of Fighters alumni, just throw your votes in the poll. Since we're talking about making a starting roster, you can select up to 16 characters.

Which characters do you hope to see on KOF15's roster?

1. Terry Bogard: 194 votes / 3.0%
2. Blue Mary: 190 votes / 2.9%
3. Geese Howard: 185 votes / 2.9%
4. Rock Howard: 178 votes / 2.8%
5. Shermie: 161 votes / 2.5%
6. Mai Shiranui: 150 votes / 2.3%
7. B. Jenet: 142 votes / 2.2%
8. King: 140 votes / 2.2%
9. Vanessa: 135 votes / 2.1%
10. Angel: 130 votes / 2.0%
11. Iori Yagami: 119 votes / 1.8%
12. Rugal Bernstein: 106 votes / 1.6%
13. Leona Heidern: 103 votes / 1.6%
14. Kula Diamond: 102 votes / 1.6%
15. Duck King: 100 votes / 1.5%
16. Whip: 98 votes / 1.5%
17. Yuri Sakazaki: 97 votes / 1.5%
18. Mature: 96 votes / 1.5%
19. Kim Kaphwan: 95 votes / 1.5%
20. K': 94 votes / 1.5%
21. Athena Asamiya: 94 votes / 1.5%
22. Vice: 91 votes / 1.4%
23. Ash Crimson: 91 votes / 1.4%
24. Kyo Kusanagi: 88 votes / 1.4%
25. Ryuji Yamazaki: 82 votes / 1.3%
26. Andy Bogard: 82 votes / 1.3%
27. Mr. Karate: 82 votes / 1.3%
28. Joe Higashi: 82 votes / 1.3%
29. Chizuru Kagura: 80 votes / 1.2%
30. Gato: 77 votes / 1.2%
31. Yashiro Nanakase: 76 votes / 1.2%
32. Billy Kane: 75 votes / 1.2%
33. Adelheid Bernstein: 74 votes / 1.1%
34. Ryo Sakazaki: 72 votes / 1.1%
35. Robert Garcia: 69 votes / 1.1%
36. Tizoc: 69 votes / 1.1%
37. Elisabeth Blanctorche: 67 votes / 1.0%
38. Wolfgang Krauser: 67 votes / 1.0%
39. Chris: 66 votes / 1.0%
40. Luong: 63 votes / 1.0%
41. Clark Still: 59 votes / 0.9%
42. Heavy D: 59 votes / 0.9%
43. Oswald: 59 votes / 0.9%
44. Shen Woo: 58 votes / 0.9%
45. Kasumi Todoh: 55 votes / 0.9%
46. Heidern: 55 votes / 0.9%
47. King of Dinosaurs: 55 votes / 0.9%
48. Duo Lon: 52 votes / 0.8%
49. Ralf Jones: 52 votes / 0.8%
50. Eiji Kisaragi: 51 votes / 0.8%
51. Shingo Yabuki: 50 votes / 0.8%
52. Zarina: 48 votes / 0.7%
53. May Lee Jinju: 48 votes / 0.7%
54. Sylvie Paula Paula: 45 votes / 0.7%
55. Lucky Glauber: 43 votes / 0.7%
56. Hinako Shijou: 42 votes / 0.6%
57. Nakoruru: 41 votes / 0.6%
58. Nameless: 41 votes / 0.6%
59. Mr. Big: 41 votes / 0.6%
60. Foxy: 41 votes / 0.6%
61. Takuma Sakazaki: 41 votes / 0.6%
62. Najd: 40 votes / 0.6%
63. Jhun Hoon: 40 votes / 0.6%
64. Goenitz: 40 votes / 0.6%
65. Goro Daimon: 37 votes / 0.6%
66. Alice Garnet Nakata: 36 votes / 0.6%
67. Tung Fu Rue: 36 votes / 0.6%
68. Hotaru Futaba: 35 votes / 0.5%
69. Raiden: 34 votes / 0.5%
70. Lin: 33 votes / 0.5%
71. Love Heart: 33 votes / 0.5%
72. Omega Rugal: 30 votes / 0.5%
73. Mian: 30 votes / 0.5%
74. Sie Kensou: 30 votes / 0.5%
75. Ramon: 30 votes / 0.5%
76. Antonov: 29 votes / 0.4%
77. Orochi Yashiro: 28 votes / 0.4%
78. Orochi Shermie: 28 votes / 0.4%
79. Gai Tendo: 28 votes / 0.4%
80. Orochi: 27 votes / 0.4%
81. Shion: 27 votes / 0.4%
82. Li Xiangfei: 27 votes / 0.4%
83. Hwa Jai: 26 votes / 0.4%
84. Bao: 26 votes / 0.4%
85. Momoko: 26 votes / 0.4%
86. Kukri: 25 votes / 0.4%
87. Orochi Chris: 25 votes / 0.4%
88. Saisyu Kusanagi: 25 votes / 0.4%
89. Brian Battler: 24 votes / 0.4%
90. Maxima: 23 votes / 0.4%
91. Krizalid: 22 votes / 0.3%
92. Orochi Iori: 21 votes / 0.3%
93. Malin: 21 votes / 0.3%
94. Hein: 20 votes / 0.3%
95. Orochi Leona: 19 votes / 0.3%
96. Xanadu: 18 votes / 0.3%
97. Bandeiras Hattori: 17 votes / 0.3%
98. Kusanagi: 17 votes / 0.3%
99. Chang Koehan: 17 votes / 0.3%
100. Nightmare Geese: 16 votes / 0.2%
101. Gang-il: 16 votes / 0.2%
102. Choi Bounge: 16 votes / 0.2%
103. Mui Mui: 16 votes / 0.2%
104. Seth: 16 votes / 0.2%
105. Chin Gentsai: 15 votes / 0.2%
106. Nelson: 15 votes / 0.2%
107. Igniz: 13 votes / 0.2%
108. Meitenkun: 13 votes / 0.2%
109. Silber: 12 votes / 0.2%
110. Sho Hayate: 12 votes / 0.2%
111. Zero: 10 votes / 0.2%
112. Mukai: 9 votes / 0.1%
113. Saiki: 7 votes / 0.1%
114. Maki Kagura: 5 votes / 0.1%
115. Kyo-1: 5 votes / 0.1%
116. Verse: 4 votes / 0.1%
117. Evil Ash: 4 votes / 0.1%
118. Clone Zero: 4 votes / 0.1%
119. Magaki: 3 votes / 0.0%
120. Jyazu: 2 votes / 0.0%
121. Kyo-2: 2 votes / 0.0%

Total votes: 6,463


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