Iori Yagami


Wild Iori

Fear the flame! Fear it as a sacrificial lamb does!
~ Iori Yagami


Iori Yagami (八神 庵, Yagami Iori) is a video game character who made his first appearance in the Neo Geo fighting game, The King of  Fighters '95. He is a central recurring character and the initial enemy (and eventual rival) of Kyo Kusanagi. Being the heir to one of the three clans who sealed Orochi many years ago, his official nickname is Unbridled Instinct.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 7-A | At least High 7-A

Name: Iori Yagami

Origin: King of Fighters

Gender: Male

Age: 20

Classification: Human Martial Artist, Bearer of the Sacred Yasakani flames

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Fire Manipulation, Master of a martial arts style, Riot of Blood and Orochi pacts.

Attack Potency: At least Mountain level (Comparable to Kyo Kusanagi) | At least Large Mountain level (Capable of restraining Orochi)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Can keep up with Kyo Kusanagi) | At least Massively Hypersonic (Much faster than before)

Lifting Strength: Superhuman | Class 1

Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class (Can trade blows with Kyo Kusanagi) | At least Large Mountain Class (Can physically restrain Orochi)

Durability: Large Mountain level (Can take attacks from Kyo, Goenitz and Igniz) | At least Large Mountain level (Can take blows from Orochi)

Stamina: High | Very high, can fight even while heavily injured.

Range: Standard melee range. Hundreds of meters with his flames.

Standard Equipment: The Yasakani Jewel (which gives him his powers)

Intelligence: Very skilled combatant; fairly intelligent and has mastered the Yagami Martial arts.

Weaknesses: He has more than likely regular weaknesses that any human has and cannot control flames he did not create. | In his Orochi form, he has rarely any control, so his personal safety is not a concern.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Slashing Hands: Iori specializes in clawing martial arts, and most of his moves are in the form of clawing strikes.
Iori Yagami
  • Pyrokinesis: Due to his Yagami heritage, Iori can control fire. He can create a bright purple fire from thin air, create fireballs, deliver punches of fire, create pillars of fire and put his own body on fire. His fire also has the sacred ability to put enemies in a stasis-like state. He is not immune to other types of fire. He cannot control other fires that he didn't create. Iori can also occasionally wield crimson flames due to the presence of the former Yasakani clan's power, although he does not have the ability to create them intentionally (they appear at random times, usually when Iori is using his sacred ability to seal Orochi (as in KOF '96 and his LDM in KOF 2003). This power was stolen by Ash Crimson in The King of Fighters XI; however, Iori regained it in The King of Fighters XIII.
  • Riot of the Blood: Thanks to the pact his clan made with Orochi, Iori goes into this state whenever Orochi's presence is strong. While in this form, his eyes are dilated, his back is hunched, and his skin adopts a shade of violet. He is mostly incoherent, frequently screaming "Kyooo!" during fights. He becomes stronger and faster in exchange for his sanity.

Key: Base | Orochi Iori


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

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