Omega Rugal / God Rugal




When Rugal Bernstein was trying to channel Orochi's power, Goenitz came to him and attacked him, taking off his eye. Rugal survived the attack and Goenitz gave him some extent of power and warned him not to use his full power. Goenitz left Mature and Vice to watch him. In KOF '94, Rugal sponsored the King of Fighters tournament but lost to Kyo Kusanagi. He returned the following year and decided to use 80% of his full power. Even with that power, Rugal lost to Kyo, Benimaru Nikaido and Goro Daimon. With hatred in his heart, he activated his full power, but it was too much for his body to withstand and he exploded from inside.

In the Capcom VS SNK 2 storyline, Rugal becomes "God Rugal" (or "Ultimate Rugal") after he defeats Akuma in the tournament finals. Invigorated from gaining Akuma's powers, he decides to test his new found strength on the winners of the tournament. If the player defeats him, Rugal will be overwhelmed by the Hado power, which creates an entirely new entity (or possibly an entity merged with Shin Akuma).
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The King of Fighters '95


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Page Updated:  June 19th, 2022

Like Evil Ryu and Shin Akuma before him, Omega / God Rugal is the ultra-evil, powered-up, "SNK Boss Syndrome" version of Rugal Bernstein. Originally, Omega Rugal seemed like a 'part' of Rugal's original design... and really didn't differ much from regular Rugal, visaully. Later on in the series, Omega Rugal became more distinguished as a design, particularly in KOF 2002 with some cool new animations.

Furthermore, "God" Rugal debuted in CVS2... which is basically Capcom's interpretation of the original "Omega" version of Rugal. No doubt God Rugal is one hell of a badass boss in CVS2... his animations are just too damn good. The ultra-powered up version of Rugal's "Kaiser Wave" and his other signature moves just seem to hit harder when he's either in God / Omega form.

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