|“||Even if I die, I will not succumb to evil. That is my conviction and way of Justice.||„|
|~ Kim Kaphwan to Ash|
Kaphwan Kim, usually written surname first as Kim Kaphwan (Hangul: 김갑환, Hanja: 金甲喚, Katakana: キム・カッファン,Kimu Kaffan), is a character in both the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series by SNK. Kim is a master of Taekwondo and considers himself a fighter of justice. Kim's original teammates, Chang Koehan and Choi Bounge, were to be teamed up with another dangerous criminal character to form the "Fugitive Team", but Kim was added to the team instead. His official nickname is The Crown Jewel of Taekwondo.
Kim strives for excellence and righteousness in everything he does, be it his fighting or personal life. He is a loving husband and father, and a strict disciplinarian. He is deeply respected and admired by his acquaintances for his honesty and bravery, and has many friends amongst the characters in both King of Fighters and Fatal Fury. However, he apparently can't handle his liquor very well, as seen in his team's ending for The King of Fighters XI.
One of Kim's defining characteristics is his strong, inherent sense of justice. He has the ability to tell whether or not someone is evil at a glance. As such, Kim has a special opening pose whenever he fights against an evil character, someone influenced by Orochi or any other sinister power. In this pose, he glares menacingly at the evil opponent, slowly raises his hand and points at the opponent, saying "Aku wa yurusan..." ("Evil is unforgivable...") "Hah!" before jumping into his fighting stance. There are times when he is off and a little overzealous with his evil sensor, which is touched upon by others within the games' written works.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 7-B
Name: Kim Kaphwan
Origin: King of Fighters
Age: 30 Year Old
Classification: Human Martial Artist, Tae Kwon Do master
Attack Potency: Small City level (Via powerscaling to other characters)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Small City Class
Durability: Small City level
Stamina: High, can fight even while heavily injured.
Range: Standard melee range.
Standard Equipment: Tae Kwon Do Dogi.
Intelligence: Very skilled combatant, fairly intelligent.
Weaknesses: Kim will outright refuse to fight at his full potential against beings who are not sufficiently evil.
- Phoenix Attack: Able to summon a Phoenix in his ultimate.
- Super Kick: A kick strong enough to send an opponent flying out of the arena.