Krizalid is the "second" clone of Kyo Kusanagi and was designed to be the "ultimate" Kyo clone. An officer of NESTS, he was fitted with a special battle suit that records the fighting styles of his opponents. This was achieved by cloning K'. As a side effect, he gained some of K's memories and believed Whip to be his sister at one time. He was ordered to activate the thousands of Kyo clones around the world by using his suit.

In order to gather the battle data necessary for the activation period, he fights the winning team of the KOF '99 tournament. With this information, NESTS would activate the many Kyo clones sent around the world. However, Krizalid was defeated and the project was terminated, along with Krizalid himself. However, Original Zero saved him and Krizalid became his loyal follower. After Krizalid's defeat, Zero neutralizes the Kyo clones and kills Krizalid by throwing a boulder to crush him. Heidern inquires if Krizalid remembers his real name, but he can't remember and dies shortly after. Later, he is revived by original Zero and fights alongside him in the KOF 2001 tournament. What happened to him afterwards is unknown.

The King of Fighters '99

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The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, Card Fighters Clash 2

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Page Updated:  July 15th, 2024

At a time when I was starting to think KOF was possibly beginning to feel slightly "last-gen" (even considering how good KOF '98 was)... KOF '99's darker, cooler, less-cheery vibe took to the series to the next level. Along with a dark new anti-hero / protagonist, K'... the badass boss of KOF '99 definitely gave the series the breath of fresh air it needed.

Krizalid was one of the baddest SNK bosses seen in quite sometime. I particularly like his look with the long coat / purple suit... I only wish he kept it on during gameplay (would've been a bitch to animate though). It was great to see Krizalid return in KOF 2002: Unlimited Match, but I wonder if he'll ever make a proper return in the KOF storyline. I'd love to see an updated Krizalid with a badass HD sprite and new animations. He would've looked cool in KOF XII / XIII sprite graphics.

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