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King of Fighters Games
Fighter ID:
King of Fighters 2003, The
2D Fighter (Conventional) by SNK
Neo Geo
Playstation 2
Playstation Network
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters 2003 (Switch)
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters 2003 (Xbox One)
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters 2003 (PlayStation 4)
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters 2003 (Android)
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters 2003 (iOS)

Adelheid Bernstein
Ash Crimson
Athena Asamiya
Benimaru Nikaido
Billy Kane
Blue Mary Ryan
Chang Koehan
Chizuru Kagura
Clark Steel
Duo Lon
Goro Daimon
Hinako Shijo
Iori Yagami
Joe Higashi
Kim Kaphwan
Kyo Kusanagi
Leona Heidern
Mai Shiranui
Maki Kagura
Ralf Jones
Robert Garcia
Ryo Sakazaki
Shen Woo
Shingo Yabuki
Terry Bogard
Yuri Sakazaki

Ash Crimson
Command Moves

Floreal Retreating
Special Moves

Ash performs a flaming somersault kick.

Ash throws a green fireball
Clark Steel
Clark Still
Throw Moves

Death Lake Drive
(in air)(close)backward/down/forward+cbtn/dbtn
Clark simply snatches his opponent out of the air and tosses them unceremoniously to the ground.

Nage-panashi German / 投げっぱなしジャーマン
A partial german suplex in which the opponent is released and thrown backwards. Clark lies on the ground leisurely for a moment, afterwards.
Command Moves

Somewhat exaggerated low kick.
Special Moves

Command throw with an extremely long whiff animation, owing to the elaborate nature of the frankensteiner. If not followed up with Flash Elbow, Clark will spread his arms and exclaim "HEY."

Mount Tackle
A multi-purpose replacement for Clark's multitude of running throws, incorporating various options as follow-ups. Unlike his previous running grabs, the mount tackle can be blocked.

Napalm Stretch
Clark leaps up at a high angle in a cool pose. He locks up with the opponent and spins to the ground, slamming them. This move is in reference to Kinnikuman Soldier's technique of the same name.

Shining Wizard
Clark runs forward and uses the opponent's knee as a step in order to boot them in the head (only works on crouching opponents). A pro-wrestling move created by Keiji Mutoh in 2001.

Super Argentine Backbreaker
Clark tosses the opponent into the air to land on his waiting shoulders. Starting in 1996, could be followed up with an elbow drop.
Desperation Moves

Running Three
Clark poses with his arms in a V-shape, shouts "RUNNING THREEAGHH" and dashes forward. He lifts his opponent on his shoulders and performs a running powerbomb. In the SDM version, they are subjected to a series of three bombs.

Ultra Argentine Backbreaker
Three successive Super Argentine Backbreakers are performed with different finishers over the years. 94-95: After the third drop, Clark ends with a shoulder buster. 96-98: Normally ends with a Death Valley Bomb. SDM version ends with "Clark Spark," Clark's take on Kinnikuman's Muscle Spark finisher.
Super Desperation Moves

When the SDM Ultra Argentine became a seperate move in 2000, it still ended with the "Clark Spark" hold. The 2003 LDM variation of UAB ends with the Clark Special, a copy of Robin Mask's "Robin Special" finisher from Kinnikuman. On the third toss, clark jumps up and grabs the enemy's head between his legs, crushing it during the handstand landing.
Special Moves

Heat Trigger / Iron Trigger
A small burst of flame flashes from K's hand.
Shen Woo
Command Moves

Fusen Kyaku
Shen kicks by thrusting his foot forward.
Special Moves

Fukuko Geki / Pouncing Tiger Pummel
Shen Woo strikes downward with a hammerblow.

Gekiken / Furious Fist
Shen Woo winds up for a wild punch that causes him to spin around from the momentum.
Throw Moves

Bun Nage / ブン投げ
Lift and unceremoniously toss backwards.
Command Moves

Bussashi / ブッ刺し
Straight punch downward.
Special Moves

Bomb Bopper / 爆弾パチキ
Yamazaki grabs his foe and gives them an exploding headbutt.

Double Return / 倍返し
Ryuji swipes his arm upward. Hits opponents at close range. Generally the weaker version absorbs projectiles while the stronger version returns a bloody projectile.

Flight of Tempering
Sand kick into heavy stomping axe kick.

Hydra's Judgment / 裁きの匕首
Yamazaki slashes with a concealed knife.

Sadomaso / サドマゾ
Ryuji taunts his opponent, if struck mid or high he counters with an energy fist.

Sand Scattering / 砂かけ
A big kick spraying sand forward. Can be cancelled into Serpent Slash.

Serpent Slash / Snake Arm, Snake Tamer, 蛇使い
Dangles arm while button is held, then slashes out in a given direction. In some games, holding for an extended period of time causes Yama to slash three times rapidly.
Super Moves

A command throw followed by a period where the player can mash. The amount of mashing determine's Yamazaki's action and amount of damage. In many games, continuing to mash after the fact makes Yamazaki laugh hysterically.

A leaping uppercut followed by a downward strike. A successful Yamazaki drags his opponent across the floor before kicking them away.
Super Desperation Moves

Lunatic Fist / Kyouken, 狂拳
Combines the running stab of "Nightmare... and madness" with the snake arm beatdown of "...!!"

King of Fighters '03 / 2003
The fighting competition of the highest standards, on the greatest scale in the world -
"The King of Fighters."

Here on this stage Rugal was defeated, the Orochi were contained and sealed away, and the mighty conglomerate NESTS was taken down.

A myriad of unfolding dramas.

Yet these were always hidden behind some sort of thick veil or other, remaining out of the public eye.

Even with such a checkered history, the opening of this year's King of Fighters was decided on.

The sponsor of the competition was, yet again, a mysterious personage, and owing to the circumstances, various suppositions traveled through assorted lands like wildfire.

But in spite of all the hubbub, one veteran contestant after another made their intentions to enter the competition known.

Upon verification that numerous well-known fighters had entered the competition, the heretofore discreet media coverage of the event shifted into 24/7 overdrive.

With the announcement of the inception from this KOF tournament of the new "multi-shift" rule, allowing competitors to freely tag off during battles, the competition developed into a social phenomenon and monopolized discussions around the world.

Newspapers and magazines put together feature articles almost on a weekly basis while ersatz critics pounded their desks and made impassioned commentary on TV day after day about this rule, which simultaneously required a speedy execution of the match and a unified team strategy.

"There is still an awesome bunch of fearsome contestants in this world."

Gato, Tizoc, Duo Lon, Shen Woo.

...and Ash Crimson.

What made their names more and more familiar via the Internet was, without doubt, this moment of uproar concerning the present KOF.

Will these contestants be able to become the new stars capable of shaking up the KOF tournament?

Or maybe...?

And during these crazy days, the preparations steadily went along.

The venues of local competitions were determined, the schedules were completed, and the spectators moved from one location of the preliminary matches to another.

To create the atmosphere of a true street fight, venues were established in city centers, the events of the competition were broadcasted live on giant screens, and various stadiums scaled to hold tens of thousands of people were procured in cities throughout the world during the period of the tournament.

December, 2003.

The time has come.

This year, the curtain rises once again.

Voice Actor

Tetsuya Tanaka as Adelheid Bernstein
Sōnosuke Nagashiro as Ash Crimson
Haruna Ikezawa as Athena Asamiya
Monster Maezuka as Benimaru Nikaido
Harumi Ikoma as Blue Mary Ryan
Hiroyuki Arita as Chang Koehan
Yoshinori Shima as Clark Steel
Masaki Usui as Goro Daimon
Ayako Kawasumi as Hinako Shijo
Kunihiko Yasui as Iori Yagami
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Joe Higashi
Satoshi Hashimoto as Kim Kaphwan
Harumi Ikoma as King
Mitsuo Iwata as Kusanagi
Masahiro Nonaka as Kyo Kusanagi
Masae Yumi as Leona Heidern
Akoya Sogi as Mai Shiranui
Katsuyuki Konishi as Maxima
Monster Maezuka as Ralf Jones
Mantarō Koichi as Robert Garcia
Masaki Usui as Ryo Sakazaki
Kōji Suidzu as Shen Woo
Satoshi Hashimoto as Terry Bogard
Shiho Kikuchi as Whip
Kaori Horie as Yuri Sakazaki