Originally from Sweden, Chris is the youngest member of the "New Face Team" who entered KOF '97. Chris, Shermie and Yashiro are in a band called CYS (based on their first initials) where Chris plays the drums. They initially joined the tournament to settle a score with Iori Yagami, leader of a rival band that surpassed them in popularity.

At the beginning of KOF '97, three members of CYS were unaware that they actually had Orochi heritage. As the tournament progressed, the Orochi blood within Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro awakened and they regained their memories of being three of the "Four Heavenly Kings". Through fighting, they finally gathered enough energy to revive Orochi. Chris was the chosen host for Orochi's awakened spirit.

After regaining their Orochi memories, they
kidnapped Kyo Kusanagi's girlfriend, Yuki, as a sacrifice for Orochi. Their goal was to regain Orochi's full power and trigger the Riot of the Blood within Iori and Leona. The New Face Team showed their true nature in the finals, but were defeated. Using their remaining energy, Yashiro and Shermie sacrificed themselves to reincarnate Orochi into Chris' body. In turn, Orochi is able to return to the world while using Chris' body as the host, but Orochi itself is re-sealed again by the Three Sacred Treasures: Kyo, Iori, and Chizuru.
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The King of Fighters '97

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Page Updated:  Apr. 29th, 2021

I thought Chris was a girl when I first saw Chris. -___- I thought the fact that "she" had a male name might've been the "catch" of the design, but I was wrong... there is no catch. :/ Chris sure doesn't look like a fighter... and his outfit is beyond the point of tacky and fruity. Who would actually wear something like that (even for someone stuck in that awkward phase of the very early 90's)? Weeeird.

Chris's fighting style isn't anything special either. Besides his dance moves, he's got a few unique mannerisms & animations (like moonwalking when he walks backwards)... but honestly I never saw the appeal of this design (and never will). Comparatively to the "cool" characters of KOF history, Chris definitely seems to fit under the "filler character" category. Ironically though, he does play a major role in the Orochi saga storyline. Needless to say I'm glad Chris has only appeared in a few games...

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