Jeanne D'Arc


Jeanne D'Arc is a swordswoman from the 15th-century France. A bearer of a tremendous beauty, she roamed her land in search of a strong fighter to become her husband. However, she continues her search in a different time now. She is based off of Joan D'Arc or "Joan of Ark". Her name is spelled as "Janne" in the World Heroes series, but in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, her name appears as "Jeanne".

Alongside eight other warriors, Doctor Brown invites Jeanne to the World Heroes tournament. Jeanne accepts the invitation in hopes of finding a suitable man. She advances through the tournament until she was put against Julius Carn who managed to defeat her. Jeanne gets up and confesses to Julius that she's finally found a man strong enough to defeat her, she aggressively asks for a kiss but Julius runs away while telling her that she's not his type of woman.

She enters the second World Heroes tournament with the same goal of finding a suitable man but was once again unsuccessful. After the third World Heroes tournament, she sees Ryoko Izumo fawning over Hanzo, she becomes irritated but quickly gets over after reassuring herself that she's the queen. Fuuma Kotaro approaches Jeanne and flirts with her, but Jeanne rejects his attempt by knocking him out.
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World Heroes

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World Heroes 2, World Heroes 2 Jet, World Heroes Perfect, SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash DS, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

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Page Updated:  Oct. 29th, 2023

Jeanne D' Arc was the first female knight to appear in a fighting game, even before Samurai Shodown's Charlotte Colde. (Even so, I always found Charlotte to be a more interesting and likeable design.) However, I'll give Jeanne credit where credit is due. Although Jeanne is a rather basic design, she actually wielded the whip-sword before the likes of Ivy Valentine. Interestingly, Jeanne even has a few of the same attacks as Ivy. While Jeanne deserves some credit for innovation, Ivy's moveset took the concept of the whip-sword fighting style eons farther than Jeanne ever could in the 2D realm. (Again, just giving credit where credit is due.)

To Jeanne's credit, she was still an innovative design as the first female knight of fighting games, and a respectable design all around. She isn't overly-sexualized, she has some entertaining win quotes, and she's pretty much a "no BS" fighter (which is pretty refreshing in the World Heroes series, particularly). That said, Janne is easily one of the coolest characters from World Heroes.

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