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- Name: Wolfgang Krauser von Stroheim
- First appearance: Fatal Fury 2
- Other appearances: Fatal Fury series, The King of Fighters '96
Wolfgang Krauser von Stroheim (ヴォルフガング・クラウザー・フォン・シュトロハイム) (more commonly known as Wolfgang Krauser or simply Krauser) is the German half-brother of Southtowns king of crime Geese Howard.
Story (in the KOF Orochi Saga)
Wolfgang Krauser hails from Germany and is titled Earl of the House of Stroheim. Krauser is also the half-brother of Southtowns king of crime Geese Howard. He lives in Mittelbirge Castle in Germany, the home of the Stroheim for many years. In addition to earning the title of Earl of Strolheim, Krauser received right-hand personnel service from a matador named Laurence Blood (a cold and ruthless bull-fighter). Although Wolfgang Krauser sponsors Laurence's matador activities, for many years the Blood clan of Spain has been serving the Stroheim House as Right-Hand Personnel, much like Billy Kane has been serving Geese as his right-hand man.
After his half-brother Geese was defeated by Terry Bogard at the King of Fighters tournament in Fatal Fury 1, Krauser organized a worldwide version of the King of Fighters tournament (in Fatal Fury 2) so that he can finally fight what he believe are worthy opponents. Krauser's intent was to surpass the Hungry Wolf legend by demonstrating that he is stronger than Joe Higashi or the Bogard brothers Terry and Andy.
While Krauser seems to have an evil nature when in battle, in reality, he's not, as he has a very gentle side outside the battle ring. He simply sees no justification for mercy or place for righteousness in battle. Krauser believes that he committed no transgression whatsoever, as he only fights brutally in the battle ring and only for personal gain. Krauser also appears in the Real Bout series.
|Knee Smasher||close, +|
|Lift Up Blow||close, +|
|Neck Hang Blow||close, +|
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(Use to counter enemy moves)