Also known as
"Chris of the Flames of Destiny", Orochi Chris is the Heavenly King
title of Chris. This
alternate form of Chris first appeared in The King of Fighters '97
alongside Orochi Shermie and Orochi Yashiro. It's
not known when Chris realized he was a Heavenly King. At the end of the '97
tournament, Yashiro, Shermie, and Chris activate the Riot of the Blood within Leona
Heidern and Iori Yagami as a
part of their plan to resurrect Orochi.
When both Leona and Iori are defeated, the New Faces Team reveal themselves as
the Heavenly Kings and fight the player's team. When they are defeated, Yashiro
and Shermie commit suicide in order to transfer their remaining energy into
Chris, thus allowing Orochi to be resurrected back into the living world via
possessing Chris' body, but Orochi itself would later be sealed away by the
combined efforts of Iori, Kyo Kusanagi,
and Chizuru Kagura.
Due to Verse's actions
during the events of The King of Fighters XIV, it is confirmed that
Chris, along with Yashiro and Shermie have been brought back to life, despite
Chris himself being Orochi's vessel. Unlike with Shermie and Yashiro, who had
gained memories of their Orochi heritage in their normal forms, Chris either
does not know or disregards it nonchalantly. However, his desire to decimate
mankind remains, though reasonably subdued.
In KOFXV, they get the
shard described to be more powerful than Gaia itself, and sets in motion to end
mankind all at once. However, they end up in a pyrrhic victory where they (and
Goenitz) are the only living things remaining on the now-desolate Earth.