Lucky Glauber
 

BIO:

A friendly and carefree basketball player, Lucky also dabbled in karate. One day his friend Heavy D! invited him to the King of Fighters tournament. He joins the tournament to test his fighting ability. Even though they performed miserably, Lucky isn't one to mourn. He keeps enjoying his life far from the fighting arena. Lucky's original concept design was based on "Hakim" from Bruce Lee's martial arts film, Game of Death. Some fans speculate that his design was also inspired by Dunk Dream (or Street Hoop / Street Slam in North America), a sports game for the Neo-Geo.

Along with the rest of the members of the American Sports Team, have a running gag in the history of KOF which involves their invitations being stolen by other participants. For one example, the backstory of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum shows Shermie defeating Lucky and taking his invitation to the tournament. Later in KOF Maximum Impact Regulation A, Mizoguchi also defeats him and takes his invitation.
 
    
 

ORIGIN:
King of Fighters '94

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OTHER APPEARANCES:
King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match, King of Fighters '94: Rebout, Card Fighters Clash DS

 

Page Updated:  June 1st, 2016

Ahh, I miss early 90's fighters... SNK sure knew their stereotypes back then. lol. It's comedic to see a random African American basketball character appear in a fighting game (besides the laughable Shaq Fu)... and, of course, he just has to fight with basketballs, right? Umm... Yeah. >_> Couldn't think of anything more original, SNK? Regardless, he makes sense for the American sports team at least.

Besides a few unique moves, Lucky is mostly a blatant, laughable stereotype from early SNK, which is probably why they didn't bring him back in many future KOF installments. I'm guessing they originally put this design in KOF to appeal to mainstream American sports / basketball fans... but what about people who don't give a crap about sports (like me)? For martial arts / most fighting game fans, this design just seems forced and out of place. At best, Lucky is comic relief at best. In some way, he does "add" to the iconic rosters of KOF '94 & KOF '98... but there are obviously a zillion more interesting and engaging fighters who are more appropriate for the series.

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