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Basic Moves[edit]

Arcade-NeoGeo-A.png weak Arcade-Button-Punch.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-APunch.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-B.png weak Arcade-Button-Kick.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-BKick.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png strong Arcade-Button-Punch.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-CPunch.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-D.png strong Arcade-Button-Kick.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-DKick.png)
Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Heavy Attack
Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Taunt
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Charge Power Meter
(close)Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Forward Throw or Grab
(close)Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Backward Throw or Grab (except Chang)
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png Dash Forward
Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png Backstep
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Backward Roll
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Forward Roll
(when thrown) Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Throw escape
while dizzy or in grab Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Team Assistance (a teammate must be undefeated and visible on screen. The chance a character will help you depends on your characters affinity with that character.)
Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Dodge (Daimon and Clark only)
  • Desperation Moves can only be performed when Power Charge is MAXIMUM or Lifebar is flashing (30% or less).
  • When Power Charge is MAXIMUM and Lifebar is flashing (30% or less) a Desperation Move becomes a Super Desperation Move.
  • Arcade-Button-Punch.png indicates Arcade-Button-APunch.png or Arcade-Button-CPunch.png , Arcade-Button-Kick.png indicates Arcade-Button-BKick.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png

Hero Team[edit]

Kyo Kusanagi[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Kyo.png
Name Input
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
707 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
202 Shiki Koto Tsuki You Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
75 Shiki Kai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png, then Arcade-Button-Kick.png
114 Shiki Ara Kami Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
__128 Shiki Kono Kizu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during 114 Shiki Ara Kami)
____127 Shiki Yano Sabi Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during 114 Shiki Ara Kami) or
Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during 128 Shiki Kono Kizu)
______125 Shiki Nana Se Arcade-Button-Kick.png (during 127 Shiki Yano Sabi) or
Arcade-Button-Kick.png (during 128 Shiki Kono Kizu)
______Ge Shiki Migiri Ugachi Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during 127 Shiki Yano Sabi)
115 Shiki Doku Kami Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
__401 Shiki Tumi Yomi Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during 115 Shiki Doku Kami)
____402 Shiki Batu Yomi Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during 401 Shiki Tumi Yomi)
910 Shiki Nue Tumi (reversal attack) Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ura 108 Shiki Orochi Nagi
Arcade-Stick-QcbHcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold to delay attack)

Benimaru Nikaido[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Rajin Ken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Benimaru Coleda (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
__OTG Kick (during Benimaru Coleda) Only CPU can perform
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Handou Sandan Geri Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+
Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+
Arcade-Button-Kick.png (during Iai Geri) or
Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Inazuma Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shinkuu Katate Goma Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Raiko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Goro Daimon[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Daimon.png
Name Input
Jirai Shin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Fake Jirai Shin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Chou Ukemi Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kumo Tsukami Nage Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Chou Oosoto Gari Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kiri Kabu Gaeshi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Tenshi Gaeshi (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcbf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Fatal Fury Team[edit]

Terry Bogard[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Terry.png
Name Input
Power Wave Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Burn Knuckle Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Rising Tackle Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Crack Shoot Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Power Dunk Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Power Geyser
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Andy Bogard[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Andy.png
Name Input
Sho Ryu Dan Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hi Sho Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zan Ei Ken Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Gadankoh Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Zan Ei Ken)
Genei Shiranui Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Genei Shiranui Shimo Agito Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Genei Shiranui)
__Genei Shiranui Uwa Agito Arcade-Button-Kick.png (during Genei Shiranui)
Ku Ha Dan Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Geki Heki Hai Sui Sho (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Cho Reppa Dan
Arcade-Stick-QcbHcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Joe Higashi[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Joe.png
Name Input
Baku Retsu Ken Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Baku Retsu Finish Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Baku Retsu Ken)
Hurricane Upper Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Slash Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ougon no Kakato Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Screw Upper
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Art of Fighting Team[edit]

Ryo Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Ryo.png
Name Input
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou (follow-up) Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou)
Ko Hou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokuken Ryu Renbu Ken (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Robert Garcia[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Robert.png
Name Input
Ryuu Geki Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Ryuu Shin Kya Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokugen Ryu Ranbu Kyaku (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Yuri Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Yuri.png
Name Input
Tsubame Otoshi (Air Throw) Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Ura Kuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (after performing Kuu Ga with Arcade-Button-CPunch.png)
Hien Senpuu Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kyaku Retsu Binta Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (the Arcade-Button-APunch.png version has to be done close)
Hien Senpuu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Rai Koh Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Hien Houou Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

New Ikari Team[edit]

Leona Heidern[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Leona.png
Name Input
Heidern Inferno (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Balilc Launcher Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Moon Slasher Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Grand Sabre Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Gliding Buster Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png (after performing Grand Sabre with Arcade-Button-DKick.png)
X-Calibur Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
V Slasher
Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Ralf Jones[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Ralf.png
Name Input
Vulcan Punch Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold forward to move slowly)
Gatling Attack Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kyukoka Bakudan Punch Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Kyukoka Bakudan Punch Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ralf Kick Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Argentine Back Breaker (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Bari Bari Vulcan Punch
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Desperation Move
Umanori Vulcan Punch
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Clark Still[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Clark.png
Name Input
Death Lake Drive (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Vulcan Punch Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold forward to move slowly)
Napalm Stretch Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (use against airborne opponents)
Rolling Cradler Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Frankensteiner Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Super Argentine Backbreaker (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
__Flashing Elbow Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (after any special throw)
Desperation Move
Ultra Argentine Back Breaker
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Psycho Soldier Team[edit]

Athena Asamiya[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Athena.png
Name Input
Psychic Shoot (Air Throw) Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Psycho Ball Attack Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Phoenix Arrow Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Psycho Sword Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Psycho Teleport Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Psycho Reflector Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Shining Crystal Bit
Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (Arcade-Button-APunch.pngArcade-Button-BKick.pngArcade-Button-CPunch.pngArcade-Button-DKick.png to cancel)
__Crystal Shoot Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Shining Crystal Bit)

Sie Kensou[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Kensou.png
Name Input
Chou Kyuu Dan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuu Ren Ga Chi Ryuu Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ryuu Ren Ga Ten Ryuu Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Ryuu Gaku Sai Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ryuu Sou Geki Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Shin Ryuu Seiou Rekkyaku
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Desperation Move
Shin Ryuu Tenbu Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png

Chin Gentsai[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Chin.png
Name Input
Suikan Kan Ou Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (Arcade-Button-APunch.pngArcade-Button-BKick.pngArcade-Button-CPunch.pngArcade-Button-DKick.png to cancel)
__Chou Shuu Riku Gyo Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Suikan Kan Ou)
__Kaiten Teki Kuu Totsu Ken follow-up Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png (during Suikan Kan Ou)
Bogetsu Sui Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png (hold forward or backward to move slowly)
(Arcade-Button-APunch.pngArcade-Button-BKick.pngArcade-Button-CPunch.pngArcade-Button-DKick.png to cancel)
__Ryuu Ja Hanhou Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png (during Bugetsu Sui)
__Rigyo Hanhou Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png (during Bugetsu Sui)
__Kaiten Teki Kuu Totsu Ken follow-up Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png (during Bugetsu Sui)
Hyoutan Geki Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuu Rin Hou Rai Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kaiten Teki Kuu Totsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Gou Ran Enpou
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

New Women Fighters Team[edit]

Kasumi Todoh[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Kasumi.png
Name Input
Kasane Ate Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shiro Yamado Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Messhin Mutho Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png (counters overhead attacks)
Sassho Inshuu Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png (counters low attacks)
Tatsumaki Souda (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Chou Kasane Ate
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold to delay attack)

Mai Shiranui[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Mai.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Ka Cho Sen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryu En Bu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisho Ryu En Jin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold button to dive once you hit the wall)

Quickly hold Arcade-Stick-UR.png before pressing Arcade-Button-Punch.png to jump forward instead of backward.
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-QcbHcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

King[edit]

Portrait KOF96 King.png
Name Input
Surprise Rose Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Venom Strike Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Double Strike Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Trap Shot Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tornado Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Mirage Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Illusion dance
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Kim Team[edit]

Kim Kaphwan[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Kim.png
Name Input
Kuu Sa Jin Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Han Getsu Zan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hishou Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ryuusei Raku Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Houou Kyaku
Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Chang Koehan[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Chang.png
Name Input
Tekkyu Dai Kaiten Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold forward or backward to move slowly)
(Arcade-Button-APunch.pngArcade-Button-BKick.pngArcade-Button-CPunch.pngArcade-Button-DKick.png to cancel)
Tekkyu Funsai Geki Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tekkyu Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Dai Hakai Nage (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Tekkyu Dai Bou Sou
Arcade-Stick-QcfHcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Choi Bounge[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Choi.png
Name Input
Kaiten Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tatsumaki Shipuu Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hishou Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Senpuu Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hishou Kuu Retsu Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png (hold button to dive once you hit the wall)

Perform with Arcade-Stick-CD.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png to jump forward instead of backward.
__Houkou Ten Kan any direction + any Button (during Senpuu Hi En Shitotsu or Hishou Kuu Retsu Zan)
Desperation Move
Shin! Chouzetsu Tatsumaki Shinkuu Zan
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold forward or backward to move slowly)

Yagami Team[edit]

Iori Yagami[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Iori.png
Name Input
108 Shiki Yami Barai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
212 Shiki Koto Tsuki In Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
127 Aoi Hana Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (can be linked together up to 3 times)
Kuzu Kaze (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Kin 1201 Shiki Ya Otome
Arcade-Stick-QcbHcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Mature[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Mature.png
Name Input
Death Row Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (can be linked together up to 3 times)
Despair Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Decider Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Metal Massacre Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Heaven's Gate
Arcade-Stick-QcbHcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Vice[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Vice.png
Name Input
Outrage/Ravenous Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Decider Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Gore Fest (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcbf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Negative Gain
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Boss Team[edit]

Geese Howard[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Geese.png
Name Input
Reppuken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Double Reppuken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Shippuu Ken Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hishou Nichirin Zan Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ja'ei Ken Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Atemi Nage/Atemi Uchi (counter move) Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png (use Arcade-Button-BKick.png to counter overhead attacks and Arcade-Button-DKick.png for mid attacks. Neither can counter low attacks.)
Desperation Move
Raging Storm
Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Wolfgang Krauser[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Krauser.png
Name Input
High Blitz Ball Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Low Blitz Ball Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Leg Tomohawk Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Lift Up Blow (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcbf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Kaiser Duel Sobat Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kaiser Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Kaiser Wave
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Mr. Big[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Big.png
Name Input
Drum Shot Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ground Blaster Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
California Romance Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Cross Diving Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Spinning Lancer Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Blaster Wave
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Bosses[edit]

Chizuru Kagura[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Chizuru.png
Name Input
100 Katso Tenjin no Kotowari Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ any Button

Light buttons will make her clone attack, while heavy buttons will make herself attack. Whichever one is sent will do a different attack depending on if you pressed either Arcade-Button-Punch.png or Arcade-Button-Kick.png.

Press the button again before she automatically attacks to attack earlier.
__212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti Ten Zui Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ any Button (during 212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti)

Depending on if you started 212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti with Arcade-Button-Punch.png or Arcade-Button-Kick.png, you press the corresponding light or heavy button to do one of two attacks.

Regardless of what you started 212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti with, doing this attack will make you attack instead of your clone.
108 Katsu Tamayura no Shitsune Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ichimen Ikatsu San Rai no Fui Jin
Arcade-Stick-QcbHcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (will seal the opponents special moves for a short time)
Desperation Move
Ichimen 85 Katsu Reigi no Ishizue
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-DDb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Leopold Goenitz[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Goenitz.png
Name Input
Yonokaze Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ any Button
Hyouga Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Wanpyou Tokobuse Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Wanpyou Mametsu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Yamidoukoku
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Shinyaotome - Mizuchi
Arcade-Stick-QcbHcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Desperation Move
Shinyaotome - Jissoukoku
(Only when lifebar is flashing and power is MAX)
Arcade-Stick-QcbHcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png