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Kim Wu


Kim Wu is an eastern martial artist who is a descendant of the people who previously drove off Eyedol and Gargos. To protect her people, she seeks to destroy Gargos. With the return of Gargos, Kim must fulfill her duty to her homeland and destroy him forever.

The legendary Samurai have not yet come to power in the world, but the martial might and honor that brought them their fame is alive in the blood of their ancestors. Kim Wu, descendant of great heroes and Guardian by birth of her home nation, has been trained in the ways of traditional combat since her early childhood. When Gargos returns and lays claim to the entire world she knows, Kim realizes that the time has come to fulfill her role and prove her worth in battle.
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Killer Instinct 2


Killer Instinct GoldKiller Instinct (Season 3)


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Page Updated:  Oct. 29th, 2023

It's cool that Kim Wu fights with nunchakus and all... but her design was pretty generic from the very beginning - especially when compared some of the more original and memorable Killer Instinct characters (many of whom sadly went missing in KI2). Sure, Kim Wu has a few cool moves and combos in KI2, but her overall moveset and fighting style just lacks excitement. Something's also kinda "funny" about her face, like Maya, she has a slight case of man-face. (Although, I've seen worse cases over in the Mortal Kombat realm). Apparently, 3D rendering was difficult in the 90's... for some. lol.

Kim Wu's redesign in KI 2013 / Season 3 fell a bit short, in my opinion. There's a bit too much going on with her default outfit. Unfortunately, her facial rendering in the game is hideous as well. It looks like she was rendered by a beginner in 3D modeling. Is this 2013 or 2003? I would say the same thing about a PS2 character model in the early 2000's. Sad to say... Kim Wu actually looked better in KI2. On the bright side, her moveset & special effects within her moves are still pretty cool in the new KI

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