Kyo Kusanagi

    Character » Kyo Kusanagi appears in 163 issues.

    Kyo Kusanagi is the heir of the Kusanagi clan, one of the three japanese clans that are responsible for protecting the world from Orochi. Kyo is also a sworn rival of Iori Yagami.

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    Kyo Kusanagi last edited by gravenraven on 07/01/23 11:01AM View full history

    The King of Fighters

    Kyo Kusanagi is one of the protagonist of the "Orochi Saga" in The King of Fighters series. Kyo is the heir of the Kusanagi clan who wield pyrokinetic powers.

    He was introduced in The King of Fighters '94 as the leader of the Japan team.

    Kyo is directly responsible for defeating Rugal Burnstein, the host of the 94' & 95' tournements. Prior to 1996 he is challenged by Leopold Goenitz, one of the Heavenly Kings of Orochi. Goenitz thrashes Kyo with ease forcing Kyo to re-dedicate himself to his training and alters his fighting style power flame attacks allowing him to this time defeat Goenitz.

    In 1997 Kyo along with the other two "Three Sacred Treasures" (Iori Yagami & Chizuru Kagura) defeat the reborn Orochi and seal him away once again.


    Full name: Kyo Kusanagi

    Birth date: December 12

    Birthplace: Japan

    Height: 181cm (5' 11")

    Weight: 75kg (165lb)

    Blood type: B


    • Saisyu Kusanagi (Father)
    • Shizuka Kusanagi (Mother)
    • Aoi Kusanagi (Cousin)
    • Kyo-1 (Clone)
    • Kyo-2 (Clone)


    • Pyrokinesis - Due to his Kusanagi heritage, Kyo can control fire. He can create fire from thin air, flame based projectiles, deliver punches of fire, create pillars of fire and put his own body on fire. Despite this ability he is neither immune to other types of fire nor able to control other fires that he doesn't create. Also, the flames he wields are nothing more than just ordinary fire: it does not have the mystical 'trapping' ability of Iori's purple holy flames.

    Video Game Appearances

    • The King of Fighters 94
    • The King of Fighters 95
    • The King of Fighters 96
    • The King of Fighters 97
    • The King of Fighters 98
    • The King of Fighters 99
    • The King of Fighters 2000
    • The King of Fighters 2001
    • The King of Fighters 2002
    • The King of Fighters 2003
    • The King of Fighters XI
    • The King of Fighters XII
    • The King of Fighters XIII
    • The King of Fighters XIV
    • The King of Fighters: Kyo
    • The King of Fighters Maximum Impact
    • The King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2
    • The King of Fighters Maximum Impact Regulation A
    • The King of Fighters 98 UM
    • The King of Fighters 2002 UM
    • Capcom vs SNK
    • Capcom vs SNK 2
    • SVC Chaos: SNK vs Capcom
    • SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millenium
    • The King of Fighters EX
    • The King of Fighters EX2
    • The King of Fighters Neowave
    • Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
    • KOF Sky Stage
    • Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting

    Other Media



    • King of Fighters: Another Day
    • King of Fighters: Destiny

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