Kim Kapwhan from Fatal Fury and KOF

Kim Kapwhan is one of the characters and minor protagonists in the Fatal Fury and King of Fightings games by SNK. 

Kim debuted in Fatal Fury 2 (1992) and returned in all Fatal Fury games up to Fatal Fury Real Bout 2 (1998). Kim Kapwhan also became a mainstay in the King of Fighters series from the first game in 1994 where he debuted as the leader of the Korea Team. He returned in almost all later KOF games and including the latest game of the series, The King of Fighters XIV (2016). To the big surprise of many fans, he did not make it into the main roster of The King of Fighters XV (2022) and was not announced or leaked to be in its first season pass as well. 

Kim Kapwhan is Korean and a Taekwondo Champion who was personally invited by the holder of the second King of Fighters Tournament in Fatal Fury 2, Wolfgang Krauser. In the King of Fighters games, he represents his country but also uses the tournaments as training for himself and criminals he tries to convince that justice is the better choice in life…

He has two sons that are both playable in Garou: Mark of the Wolves (1999).


Kim Kaphwan from the Fatal Fury & KOF Games: an Overview


Kapwhan Kim (usually Kim Kapwhan)

Nickname: The Crown Jewel of Taekwondo

  Developed /Created by SNK
Gameseries: Fatal Fury & KOF   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game: Fatal Fury 2   Year first seen: 1992 
Last Game:  The King of Fighters XIV (2016)   Birthplace: Korea 
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style: Taekwondo 
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Jae Hoon & Dong Hwan (Sons)    See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kim Kaphwan from Fatal Fury & KOF


King of Fighters XIV (2016)

Kim Kapwhan KOF XIII Official Render Art Kim Kapwhan KOF XIII Win Pose Render Art

King of Fighters XIII (2010)

Kim Kapwhan KOF XII Official Render Art Kim Kapwhan KOFXII Win Pose Render Art

King of Fighters XII (2009)

Kim Kapwhan KOF MI2 Official Render

King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 (2006)

Kim Kapwhan KOF XI Official Art

King Of Fighters XI (2005)

Kim Kapwhan NGBC Official Game Art Kim Kapwhan NGBC Original Portrait Art  Kim Kapwhan NGBC HD Portrait Art Kim Kapwhan NGBC Win Portrait Art

NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005) (Includes HD Remaster Artworks)

Kim Kapwhan SVC Official Art Kim Kapwhan SC Profile Art

SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (2003)

Kim Kapwhan KOF 2003 Game Art

King Of Fighters 2003

Kim Kapwhan KOF2002 Render

King Of Fighters 2002

Kim Kapwhan CVS2 Capcom Art  Kim Kapwhan CVS2 SNK Art

Capcom Vs SNK 2 (2001)

Kim Kapwhan KOF2001 Official Game Art

King Of Fighters 2001

Kim Kapwhan KOF2000 Official Game Art

King Of Fighters 2000



Kim Kaphwan in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Kim Kaphwan is a part of our King of Fighters Anniversary Celebration with his Korea Team Members



Selected Fan Art of Kim Kaphwan




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