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This guy is a leader of Team Krohnen. He is a fresh incarnation of K9999 from earlier games — with a new adopted identity. In KOF XV fights, this character uses the power of his fantastic arm that transforms into various weapons. Another strength for him is limited control of fire.Know more
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If you have played previous installments of the series, Krohnen might look very familiar to you. When the community found out that this character will be in King of Fighters XV, the fans immediately felt a resemblance of Krohnen to K9999. After a while, these guesses were officially confirmed. K9999 has changed his appearance and even adopted a new identity. He is Krohnen now.
So, on the one hand, the game gets a new fighter — we had no one with such a look before. But on the other hand, it is K9999 returning to the KOF matches. And you know what? Both layers of Krohnen make The King of Fighters fans happy. The players love K9999 and asked for his addition to newer games. And it’s certainly cool to have a new character as the game feels fresher.
Krohnen has changed significantly in comparison to K9999. Ángel says the guy is more mature now. It’s true, Krohnen can better control his temper.
Why did K9999 decide to transform in this way? We do not know the details. The story behind this has something to do with previous employers — K9999 is eager to disappear, so he turns into Krohnen.
If you want to dig deeper, you may find that K9999 is too similar to Tetsuo Shima from the manga and anime Akira. Switching to Krohnen is a decision to avoid legal issues.
Krohnen hides his eyes behind sunglasses. His blue hair is longer in comparison to K9999, and he also has a different outfit.
This new identity motivates Krohnen to be less explosive with his emotions. Still, it is difficult for him to control his temper. He gets mad especially easily with K', his deeply hated enemy. Also, Krohnen can’t stand Kyo Kusanagi, but not because of the objective reasons. Kyu looks a bit like another fighter from the XV tournament, with whom Krohnen had kind of an argument.
In fights, Krohnen uses his unique hand that can transform into a drill, blades, or a shotgun. It’s a pretty universal offensive tool. Also, the character can control fire — but in a relatively limited way. Krohnen summons flames in front of him. Also, he can slash an opponent with fire.
Krohnen is a versatile, all-round character. This fighter is a good choice for beginners, one of the best in the entire game. He has solid neutrals and can confuse opponents with his mixes — especially thanks to his jumping attacks. Krohnen’s combos are not difficult, as it’s pretty easy to confirm his hits.
As an all-rounder, Krohnen does not have excelling features. He is a very good Point as his moveset makes him effective against various opponents.