After the death of Krizalid and the disappearance of K', NESTS decided to comb their research for errors. K9999 became the "perfected" 9999th Kyo clone. Unlike K' and Krizalid, K9999 was created ground-up as a clone from Kyo's DNA. He wields an enormous amount of power but has trouble controlling it. The blue glove he wears helps him control his shapeshifting powers and keep them from going berserk.

His main purpose in the KOF 2001 storyline is to dispatch the rogue creations that had escaped from NESTS's grasp. He apparently does not discover that he is a clone himself until after the destruction of the cartel.
K9999 became known to be an angry and lonely young man... only Angel seems to like him. He gladly stabbed Foxy in the back on orders from Igniz, but had to flee when K' came to save Kula. His name is pronounced K-four-9 and he is heavily based off of Tetsuo from the animated film, Akira (1988). He was replaced by Nameless in The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match.
                  k9999-snk-art-by-tonko-2003.jpg (357941 bytes)                          

The King of Fighters 2001

kof2001-manga-k9999.jpg (123790 bytes)           kof2001-manga-k9999-2.jpg (145686 bytes)                                 k9999-kof-x-garou-card.jpg (49192 bytes)

The King of Fighters 2002



Page Updated:  June 8th, 2021

When I first saw this design in 2001, I thought SNK lost their marbles. ^o^ who did dis? "K9999" is pretty much a repainted copy of Tetsuo from the legendary anime, Akira. K9999 (what the hell is up with that name anyway) is an obvious and random rip-off / homage... but he actually ended up being a pretty cool and fun KOF character (in the very few games he appears in). If you check his animations page (below), you'll see some awesome stuff. SNK did a crazy good job with this dude's animations. That walk forward animation is THE SHIT. They also went and gave him the Tetsuo arm. Crazy stuff for KOF. lol.

I guess SNK decided to do away with this design in fear they might actually get sued by creators of Akira, as they left him out of KOF2K3, KOF XI, and all future installments. SNK eventually replaced him with "Nameless" in KOF2002: Unlimited Match (who shares a very similar moveset). Good one SNK. Memorable stuff! ^o^

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
Overall Score