Thunder From Killer Instinct on Game-Art-HQ

(Chief) Thunder is a playable character from the Killer Instinct fighting games.

He debuted in the first Killer Instinct in 1994 and successfully defeated the reason for his participation in the tournament, he did not return in the sequel Killer Instinct 2 (1995).

Microsoft / Double Helix re-introduced him as one of the first characters in the reboot of Killer Instinct that happened in 2013 for the XB One.

Thunder is one of three native-american fighting game characters that debuted between 1993-1995 with T-Hawk from Super Street Fighter II and Nightwolf in Mortal Kombat 3.


Thunder from the Kiler Instinct Games: an Overview

Charactername: Chief Thunder (KI 1994), Hinmatoom / Thunder (KI2013)   Developed /Created by Rare / Double Helix / Iron Galaxy Studios / Owned by Microsoft
Gameseries: Killer Instinct   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game:  Killer Instinct (1994)   Year first seen in: 1994 
Last Game:  Killer Instinct (2013)   Birthplace: USA
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Tomahawks
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters: Nightwolf
Has Relations to:     See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Thunder

Thunder Killer Instinct Render Art  Thunder Killer Instinct Official Wallpaper Art

Killer Instinct (2013)

Thunder Killer Instinct 1994 Original Art by Rare

Killer Instinct (1994)




Thunder in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Thunder is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Thunder

Chief Thunder Killer Instinct Fan Art

Chief Thunder

by Pio Paulo Santana

Chief Thunder from KI 1

by Flavio Luccisano




Additions and Changes in the Game-Character DB Page of Thunder from Killer Instinct

24.06.2022 – added the Chief Thunder Portrait by Flavio Luccisano