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SNK Portrait Benimaru.png

Benimaru is a member of the KOF "Hero Team" and one of the original protagonists of the King of Fighters series. He is born of half-Japanese and American descent, and wears a waist-length sleeveless top with matching jeans/pants.

Story (in the KOF Orochi Saga)[edit]

KOF Orochi Benimaru.png

Benimaru Nikaido (二階堂 紅丸) debuted as one of the members of the "Japan Team" in The King of Fighters '94 (also composed with Kyo Kusanagi and Goro Daimon). This Team was renamed "Hero Team" the next year and kept that name through the whole Orochi Saga.

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.

His fighting technique specializes in shooting techniques and electricity.

Teams[edit]

Moves[edit]

The King of Fighters '94[edit]

Portrait KOF94 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Flying Drill Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Raijin Ken Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.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-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

The King of Fighters '95[edit]

Portrait KOF95 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Foot Drill Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Raijin Ken Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Inazuma Kick Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.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-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

The King of Fighters '96[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-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-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
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(after 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-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

The King of Fighters '97[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(close)Arcade-Stick-Right.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Flying Drill Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Rajinken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shinku Katate Goma Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Inazuma Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Handou Sandan Geri(connected) Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(after Iai Geri has connected)
Handou Sandan Geri (direct) Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Benimau Coleda (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Raikoken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Electro Trigger
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

The King of Fighters '98[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(close)Arcade-Stick-Right.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Flying Drill Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Rajinken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shinku Katate Goma Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Inazuma Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Handou Sandan Geri Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Benimaru Collider (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Raiko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png (use Arcade-Button-Punch.png for a Super Desperation Move)
Desperation Move
Taikuu Raiko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png (cannot be used as Super Desperation Move)
Desperation Move
Electro Trigger
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Links[edit]

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