Kula Diamond

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Kula Diamond first appeared in KOF 2000 as the sub boss of the game. She's often seen with her companions, Diana, Foxy and Candy Diamond. Kula is a being created with the codename Anti-K' by NESTS to exterminate the cartel's traitor, K'. She possesses the same design as K', and her clothes are almost identical to K's with DNA altered to use ice powers instead. Despite the fact that their subject was a mindless puppet with no sign of emotions (aside from being an innocent young girl), the NESTS cartel was not willing to repeat the same mistake they made with K'. Therefore, NESTS created an android called Candy Diamond, who would monitor Kula's behavior and assure that Kula would accomplish her missions, providing assistance in battle if she was needed. NESTS also assigned two of their top agents (Diana and Foxy) to supervise and prevent any sort of betrayal by Kula.

She is often ordered by either Diana or Foxy to exterminate other traitors to NESTS (such as Zero or Igniz), but has been known to disobey her orders for the sake of others, such as the destruction of the Zero Cannon. After NESTS's destruction, she allies herself on friendly terms with her created target, K' and his companions, understanding that both their lives were ruined by NESTS. Whip affectionately refers to her as the "little sister" of the group. Prior to the KOF XIII tournament, she was staying with K' and Maxima at their apartment.

In the Maximum Impact series, Kula accepts to enter in the tournament to search for Dr. Makishima under the orders of Heidern as the doctor is needed to repair Maxima's failing nuclear core. During the tournament she finds a rival in the form of Nagase and defeats her with the latter swearing revenge for the humiliation she suffered. Kula eventually discovers that the doctor has been taken elsewhere and leaves the tournament.
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The King of Fighters 2000

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The King of Fighters 2001, The King of Fighters 2002, KOF 2002: Unlimited Match, The King of Fighters 2003, The King of Fighters XIII, The King of Fighters XIV, The King of Fighters XV, KOF: Neowave, The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2, KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation A, SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash 2, SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash DS, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, Dead or Alive 6

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Page Updated:  Sep. 15th, 2023

It's interesting how she's pretty much the opposite of K' (using ice instead of fire, and being female). Yet, her outfit is very similar to K's, and she even has a few similar moves... so they contrast each other rather nicely. The two of them even accompany each other quite well on teams. ;) The fact that she fights with ice is a nice contrast to all the other "fire users" in KOF as well. 

While a bit "anime-ish," Kula is an original design in the fighting game realm. Her unique and charismatic mannerisms help her stand out in the KOF universe. When she was introduced in KOF, her animations were definitely some of the best the series ever saw. From an artistic standpoint, I personally think Kula looks cooler when she has a more serious / older appearance (as seen in some artworks). SNK clearly decided to emphasize her "cuteness" in the later games... which works still, but I think Kula could pull off the "serious" persona more often. On a side note, her relationship with her "girlfriends" is weirdly intriguing... though I don't fully understand what's going on there. lol.

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