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. In this form, which is also playable in several KOF games, Chris is known as Orochi Chris.

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 Kagura.
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The King of Fighters '97



The King of Fighters '98, The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match, The King of Fighters 2002, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, The King of Fighters XV, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS, King of Fighters: Neowave

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Page Updated:  Aug. 20th, 2022

Honestly, I thought Chris was a girl when I first saw him. -__- I thought the fact that "she" had a male name might've been the "catch" of the design, but I was wrong. One thing's for sure, Chris sure doesn't look like a fighter. His weird J-Pop outfit is tacky even for the late '90s. 

Chris's fighting style is... something. Besides his funky dance moves, he does have some memorable mannerisms & animations (such as moonwalking while moving backwards). Comparatively to the "cool" characters of KOF history, Chris seems like a design meant to appeal to young girls or homosexual males? I don't know. I don't claim to fully understand '90s Japanese pop culture. But I do know that I don't really like Chris' fighting style or outfit. Ironically, Chris plays a pretty major role in the main Orochi saga storyline of KOF. Is Chris really leading cast member material? :/ Chris might be one of my least-favorite KOF characters, but I'll admit he brings a certain flair and style to KOF that may appeal to some fans.

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