Orochi Chris




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.
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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, The King of Fighters: Neowave, KOF: R-1, KOF: R-2, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  Aug. 20th, 2022

I'll say it again... I thought Chris was a girl when I first saw Chris. And Orochi Chris did not change that fact. lol. Upon first glancing at the KOF '97 and KOF '98 roster, Chris would've been the last character I'd ever guess to receive a "cooler" alternate version in the games.

SNK definitely showed some creativity (albeit randomness) for creating a super-powered version of KOF's male J-pop star and making him one of the prominent characters of the game's original Orochi Saga storyline. Personally, I think there are definitely cooler and better-designed KOF characters over Chris / Orochi Chris, but this character still adds something to the "vibe" and style of The King of Fighters series overall.

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