Like raging flames of the sun. That is the fists of Kusanagi!
~ Kyo Kusanagi


Kyo Kusanagi (草薙 京, Kusanagi Kyō) is the main protagonist in SNK Playmore's The King of Fighters video game series. He was first introduced in The King of Fighters '94 as a cocky highschool student who inherits pryokinetic powers due to the heritage of the Kusanagi Clan and the leader of the Japan team. He is the rival of Iori Yagami and K'. His official title is the Scion of the Flame.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 7-A

Name: Kyo Kusanagi

Origin: King of Fighters

Gender: Male

Age: 20

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

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Fire Manipulation, Martial Arts

Attack Potency: At least Mountain level (Fought against members of the Orochi clan with the help of Iori and Chizuru and is one of the three sacred treasures meant to seal them. Dealt the final blow to defeat and seal Orochi)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Based on this calc)

Lifting Strength: Superhuman

Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class (Can trade blows with Iori Yagami)

Durability: Large Mountain level (Sustained minor injuries in his first encounter with Goenitz)

Stamina: High, can fight even while heavily injured.

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

Standard Equipment: His fighting gloves and the Kusanagi Sword (which gives him his powers)

Intelligence: Very skilled combatant, fairly intelligent and has mastered the Kusanagi Martial art.

Weaknesses: Kyo does not train, he gets uninterested easily, and is genuinely naive.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • 100 Shiki.Oniyaki: Kyo spirals in the air while engulfed with flames.
  • 75 Shiki.Kai: Kyo delivers a series of high kicks.
  • 212 Shiki.Kototsuki You: Kyo rushes and grabs the opponent then unleashes a fiery explosion on the target in his clutches.
  • 101 Shiki.Oboroguruma: Kyo unleashes fire that travels across the ground.
  • Ura 108 Shiki.Orochinagi: Kyo gathers fire into his palms then thrusts it, creating a giant wave of fire in front of him.
  • Ura 121 Shiki.Ama no Murakumo: Kyo fires a fire projectile at the opponent and summons a series of large fire pillars that follow right after.
  • Saishuu Kessen Hiougi-Totsuka: Kyo cloaks his arms in fire and rushes at the opponent with terrifying speeds. Once he hits him/her with the flame engulf fist, he unleashes a massive fire explosion around him, completely burning the opponent.

Other: Not to be confused with Kusanagi (His clone).


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