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CVS Benimaru.jpg

For more information about Benimaru, see his King of Fighters (Orochi Saga) and King of Fighters (Nests Saga) entries.

Benimaru Nikaido is one of the main characters from The King of Fighters series, famous for being the second member of the "Japan Team" composed of Kyo Kusanagi and Goro Daimon, as well as being the leader of his own "Benimaru Team" in 2000 and the second member of the "Rival Team" in KOF XI. Benimaru is born of half-Japanese and American descent, and wears a waist-length sleeveless top with matching jeans/pants. Benimaru, while sometimes outspoken and flamboyant, means business in battle since he's very proud of his skills and doesn't want anyone to look down on him for his good looks. He also likes to say English quotes upon winning a battle. He also respects ladies, as shown with a special introduction pose before engaging in battle with a female opponent. Even though he tends to be more than a flighty flirt, when it comes to certain things (along with seeming as if he has an indecisive mind), Benimaru in fact has a heart of gold, his loyalty and respect can go a long way and even behind the American exterior he still holds close the Japanese personality traits.

Normal Benimaru plays very much like his original KOF '94 style. Extra Benimaru is more like his altered KOF '98 style. Likewise, in Capcom vs. SNK 2, he incorporates many of his later abilities.

Pro version changes[edit]

  • Extra Benimaru can no longer use his glitch with the Electrigger in single-player Arcade mode amass large amounts of Groove Points.
  • Extra Benimaru's special command throw takes less frames to initate and has a much faster recovery when missed.

Moves[edit]

Capcom vs. SNK & Capcom vs. SNK Pro[edit]

Normal[edit]

Portrait CVS Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spin Kick Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Foot Drill Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Light Raijin Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Raijin Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png (Arcade-Modifier-Tap.pngArcade-Button-HPunch.png up to three times.)
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shinku Katategoma Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Cancel Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png+ Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Raikou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Denei Spark Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Extra[edit]

Portrait CVS Benimaru EX.png
Name Input
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Foot Drill Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Raijin Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Taikuu Raijin Ken Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shinku Katategoma Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Benimaru Corridor Crunch close Arcade-Stick-Hcbf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Raikou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Taikuu Raikou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Elec-Trigger close Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Capcom vs. SNK 2[edit]

Portrait CVS2 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spin Kick Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Foot Drill Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Raijin Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Taikuu Raijin Ken Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Handou Sandan Geri Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png after Iai Geri
Shinkuu Katategoma Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Cancel Arcade-Button-3xKick.png
Benimaru Corridor Crunch close Arcade-Stick-Hcbf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Inazuma Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Raikou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Denei Spark Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Elec-Trigger Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png