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Kukri is a member of a mysterious secret society. He hides his face with a hood at all times so nobody discovers his true identity. Kukri uses the power of "sand" to attack his opponents and move around quickly in battle. His official nickname is "Sharp-Tongued Sandman". Kukri's KOF XIV team ending reveals that he is familiar with Verse, especially knowing about the monster's half-power within Shun'ei. He was hired by Elisabeth to enter The King of Fighters XIV Tournament to find and rescue Ash who's residing inside Verse.

Kukri is known to be arrogant, foul-mouthed, and sadistic. He also has an openly perverted affection for women which he displayed colorfully as the boss of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.

The King of Fighters XIV



SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, The King of Fighters XV


Page Updated:  Sep. 16th, 2021

KOF's answer to Noob Saibot? A shamelessly "edgy" design, Kukri has some natural coolness and badass-factor. His special moves and animations bring some uniqueness, comedy, and flash to KOF14. Kukri seems like he's out of Lin's neck of the woods... or even trained with Duo Lon at some point. I've always enjoyed those type of KOF designs.

His potty-mouth caught me off guard (Kukri curses at people often in story mode), as it doesn't seem to match his seemingly "cool and calm" demeanor while fighting. Nonetheless, it makes him seem interesting in the KOF universe. His attacks and special moves are nicely designed and suit him visually. (Lots of JoJo inspiration going on). Kukri is easily one of the best newcomers of KOF14. Although, I think it would be cool if he lost the hood during gameplay. I think Kukri would have more personality if his face was revealed at some point, and wasn't just a dark shroud in the game. (What is he, a Final Fantasy black mage?) Anyhow, I became less a fan of his design after his appearance in SNK Heroines. He just seems too over-the-top in that silly game. The comic relief seems like mostly "inside jokes" for the SNK dev team.

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