Shen Woo / Shen Wu
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Shen Woo was raised in the streets of Shanghai where he created his own brutal style of boxing. Shen loved the thrill of fighting and many locals feared him. Eventually, he met the enigmatic fighter Ash, who entered Shen, himself, and Duo Lon into the KOF 2003 tournament as the "Hero team". Despite he and Duo Lon having suspicions of Ash's agenda, Shen couldn't care less as he was too eager to face stronger opponents.

At the end of King of Fighters XI, Ash decided to settle his teammates' agendas. Oswald joined the tournament looking for a drug known as the "Dragon Pills", an illegal and off-the-market drug. Ash explains that the provider for this drug will not sell it but will consider giving it to Oswald if he defeats their adversary, Shen. Since Shen is looking for a strong opponent to fight and Oswald needs the "Dragon Pills", Ash decides to pit his two teammates against each other.

Surviving his fight with Oswald, Duo Lon later meets up with him to find out Ash's whereabouts. Though Shen knows nothing, he isn't too happy with the idea of being used twice by a person he doesn't really know. With the excuse that he can fight stronger opponents if he decides to find out more about Ash, they team up and head to the one who seems to know anything about their former teammate: Elisabeth Blanctorche. In their team's ending, both he and Duo Lon respectively give Elisabeth time to mourn over Ash's "death".
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The King of Fighters 2003



The King of Fighters XI, The King of Fighters XII, The King of Fighters XIII, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  Feb. 17th, 2022

At first glance, Shen Wu definitely reminds me of Steve Fox... whom debuted only a couple years before Shen. And they're both boxers? ...Coincidence? Seriously... all Shen Wu would need to do is NOT roll down his sleeves, NOT unbutton his shirt, and slick his hair back... His basic outfit would look nearly identical to Steve's Tekken 5 appearance (overlooking the shirt design & color scheme). On the flipside, it is a semi-basic clothing style. Is Shen Wu SNK's loose rendition of Steve Fox from Tekken fame? Probably not, but I just wanted to point out the clear resemblance.

Also, Shen doesn't fight anything like Steve... He's a hell of a lot sloppier, for one. His crazy hard-hitting fighting style fits the KOF series well. Shen is definitely a loose cannon... his wild punches are rather cool looking. Aside from a few awkward & overly sloppy movements, he's a solid KOF character overall. 

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