Vanessa is one of the playable characters in SNK’s The King of Fighters series. 

She debuted in The King of Fighters ’99 Evolution, the Sega Dreamcast port of KOF’99 as one of the exclusive new strikers. In The King of Fighters 2000, Vanessa debuted as a fully playable character and returned in all sequels up to The King of Fighters XI (2005)

However, she did not make it into KOF XII-III or the KOF Maximum Impact games. Vanessa returned to the series as one of the four DLC characters for The King of Fighters XIV (2016) in April 2017. In The King of Fighters XV (2022), Vanessa is one of the playable main characters again. 


Vanessa from the King of Fighters Games: an Overview

Charactername: Vanessa    Developed /Created by  SNK
Gameseries: The King of Fighters   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game: The King of Fighters ’99   Year first seen: 1999 
Last Game:  The King of Fighters XV (2022)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Fighting Style: Boxing 
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Vanessa from The King of Fighters



King of Fighters XIV (2017)

King Of Fighters XI (2005)

King of Fighters Neowave (2004)

King Of Fighters 2002

King Of Fighters 2001

King Of Fighters 2000



Vanessa in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Vanessa is a part of our 20th Anniversary of the King of Fighters series art collaboration in 2014!



Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Vanessa


Vanessa from KOF

by Jamal Campbell


by SamuraiBlack

Sexy Vanessa Sprite Art

by Real-Warner

Vanessa Portrait

by Borjen-Art



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Vanessa from KOF

12.08.2019 – Creation of Vanessa’s Gallery and DB Entry