Leona from KOF

Leona is a playable character of the King of Fighters fighting game series by SNK. She debuted in The King of Fighters’96 and returned in almost every game of the series including the spinoff series KOF Maximum Impact but excluding The King of Fighters XI (2005). Leona was one of the first characters that were revealed to return in both The King of Fighters XIV (2016) and the just-revealed The King of Fighters XV (2021) 

Leona’s true whereabouts are unknown, she was adopted by Heidern and became a part of the Ikari Warriors Team in the KOF series. There is an alternate version of Leona called “Wild Leona” that was playable as an additional character a few times. She is a descendant of Orochi.


Leona from the King of Fighters Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Leona / Leona Heidern /The Silent Soldier   Developed /Created by SNK
Gameseries: The King of Fighters   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game:  The King of Fighters’96   Year first seen: 1996 
Last Game: The King of Fighters XV (2021)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style: “Heidern” Assassination Techniques 
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Heidern, Clark Still, Ralf Jones, Whip    See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Leona from The King of Fighters


KOF XIV (2016)

KOF XIII UFS Card Game (2012)

Leona KOFXIII Official Render Art Leona KOFXIII Win Pose Render Art

King of Fighters XIII (2010) 

Leona KOFXII Official Art Leona KOF XII Win Pose Art Render

King of Fighters XII (2009)

Leona KOFMI2 Official Render Art 

King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 (2006)

Leona KOFMI Official Art Leona Alternate KOFMI Official Art

King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact (2004)

Leona KOF Neowave Official Art

King of Fighters Neowave (2004)

Leona KOF 2003 Official Art

King Of Fighters 2003

Leona KOF 2002 Official Art

King Of Fighters 2002

Leona KOF 2001 Official Art

King Of Fighters 2001

Leona KOF 2000 Official Art

King Of Fighters 2000

Leona KOF99 Official Art




Leona in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Leona was drawn with her Team Partners, the Ikari Warriors as part of our 20th Anniversary of KOF Art Tribute


Selected Fan Art of Leona



Modern Leona

by Hanzo Steinbach


Leona the Ikari Warrior

by Tom Waterhouse

Sexy Leona is Sexy

by Warner




Updates and Additions in Leona Heidern’s Art Gallery and Character Overview

04.12.2016 – Leona “Ikari Warrior” Fan Art by 2DForever + Hanzo Steinbach’s take on her new look