Verse (バース, Bāsu) is the main antagonist and final boss in The King of Fighters XIV. He's the embodiment of negative energy and rage, carrying the souls of past fighters and antagonists such as Zero, Orochi, and Ash Crimson. He was created from Ash's attempt to change history by erasing his ancestry for being Saiki's descendant from the timeline. As a being that disrupted time and space, multiple fighters from the tournament join in to stop it. Even Nakoruru travels across dimensions to repair the damage in the space-time continuum caused by Verse's mere presence.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 6-C
Origin: King of Fighters
Classification: The embodiment of negative energy and rage
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1 and possibly 8), Martial Arts, Levitation, Reality Warping, Fire Manipulation, Negative Energy Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Teleportation
Attack Potency: At least Island level (Easily destroyed a stadium. Stronger than Shun'ei, possesses the souls of Mizuki, Rugal, Gaidel, Orochi, Krizalid, Igniz, Ash and possibly many others. His mere presence also damages the continuum of space and time)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least Island Class
Durability: At least Island level (It was needed the combined forces of Kyo's team and Shun'ei's team to stop him)
Stamina: Very high
Range: Extended melee range. Tens of kilometers with projectiles, higher with reality warping.
Standard Equipment: Two levitating fire hands
Intelligence: Seemingly mindless, but capable of speaking and express his desire to destroy everything
Weaknesses: Due to the numerous souls contained within, Verse is unable to fully prevent their personalities from completely seeping through its control
- Transdimensional manipulation: Verse is able to change the fabric of reality.
- Soul Container: Verse contains the souls the dead and those who are trapped in the time warp.
- Pyrokinesis: Verse can control fire. Unlike other characters who can use pyrokinesis, Verse can control other fires it didn't create and is immune to other types of fire, due to it being an entity of fire itself.
- Levitation: Verse can fly.