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Kim Kaphwan

For more information about Kim, see his KOF (Orochi Saga) and Fatal Fury entries.

  • Full name: Kim Kaphwan.
  • First appearance: Fatal Fury 2.
  • Other appearances: The King of Fighters series, Capcom vs. SNK series, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum.
  • Midnight Bliss transformation: Kim becomes a woman with her hair pulled back in a bun, dressed in a long traditional Korean dress.
  • Heaven Spell (Athena defeat transformation): a kkachi which flies offscreen quicker than the eye can see (in fact, it flies off during the transformation's puff of smoke).
  • Makai Spell (Red Arremer defeat transformation): The Monster Tower enemy from Ghosts 'n Goblins wearing a version of his dobok.

Kim Kaphwan, a master of the Korean martial art Tae Kwon Do, has a fairly one-track mind. He fights for no other purpose than to spread justice throughout the world. In his vigilante mind, he will put right all the wrongs in the world, one battle at a time. When encountering certain petty criminals, such as Earthquake and Balrog, he is certain that under his tutelage, he can make honest descent people out of them, as he has done with Chang and Choi. But when he comes across pure unadulterated evil, such as Akuma, Demitri, Geese, and M. Bison, he is certain that no good could possibly come from them, and that they must be defeated by his hand. When he encounters Chun-Li, she is only interested in arresting Chang and Choi and placing them in proper judicial custody. He is cordial with everyone that he meets, and admires fellow fighters such as Guile and Ryu. He is always ready to show others the might of Tae Kwon Do over other fighting styles, as well as the meaning of justice, an offer which Tessa appears to be more than a little intrigued by (though this might be mostly due to his comment that "Justice courses through [his] body"). He is on very friendly terms with Kasumi Todoh.


Portrait SVCC Kim.png
Name Input
Neri Chagi Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Sanren Geki Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (perform ×3)
Sankuu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-Punch.png, Arcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png, Arcade-Stick-Down.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hangetsu Zan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hishou Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Haki Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tenshou Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png, Arcade-Stick-Down.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Hou'ou Hiten Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hou'ou Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
EXCEED: Hou'ou Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-2xKick.png