2001 Tournament Results
This tournament had a weird feeling about it. Also, this tournament must have a winner since the last two didn’t. So, here we are, once again at another KOF tourney. Old and new faces surface this tournament, some fight for money, some fight to promote their dojos. While some fight for personal reasons like pride, world domination and even revenge or maybe, seeking answers about their past. Bottom line is that this is the King of Fighters, a tournament of blood, sweat and screaming fans chanting your team in victory inside the KOF Stadium in Japan. Only one team can stand alone on top. Who will that be?
Round 1 Match 1:New Generation Team Vs American Sports Team:Rock Howard revealed Li Xiangfei as his forth member at the last second. The"Future Kings of Fighters) showcased their skills, but the Sports Team rallied back. At the end, Rock’s Raging Storm did the trick to gain an upset win! Terry and Kim were impressed with the team and then, the team exists the stadium for tournament requirements.
Round 1 Match 2:Yagami Team Vs AOF Team:Robert is in need for cash as his business is quickly tanking. The fans were surprised by Yagami’s new look, but hey, he’s Iori Yagami. A great battle for a rematch from 1999. Boxers Vanessa and Rick Strowd showed their boxing skills. But the Kyokugenryu Karate masters hold their own and even defeat Yamazaki and Strowd. However, Vanessa and Yagami finished strong, thus earning a win! The team exists the stadium for tournament requirements.
Round 1 Match 3:Women’s Team Vs Korea Team:Choji and Change were hypnotizes by the Women’s Team and thus, lacked focus and lost. Kim Jae Hoon impressed people as well and although they were close, they lose in the first round again.
Round 1 Match 4:Fatal Fury Vs Boss Team:Talk about bad blood. Terry proclaims that Geese would died right now. An evenly match battle here. Billy and Andy went back and forth, the lovely Mai however was man handled(literally) by Mr. Big. When it was set and done, it was just Geese Vs Terry and Andy. The fans knew what Geese did and were on the edge of their seats. Geese soon enters a state he has never been seen by the public, Nightmare Geese. More powerful and quick, Geese easily defeated Andy. Then, it got better. Finally, Terry Vs Geese! What a heavyweight battle here, but Terry was too angry for his own good. For once, Terry let his emotions get the best of him, thus giving a win for the Boss Team!
Round 1 Match 5:Japan Team Vs Ikari Warriors:A great battle, but the Japan Team won. Simple as that!
Round 1 Match 6:Hero Team Vs Masters Team:Both teams want to put an end to NESTS deal. So, the Masters showed their elderly wisdom while the Hero Team showed power, speed and reckless. K’ and Heidren soon were the final two standing. There’s history here as K’ doesn’t like Heidren, while Heidren wants to arrest him for not helping him destroy NESTS. But, K’ won and so did the Hero Team!
Outside the arena, the six winning teams soon find out that they will fight all of Japan for the next round! The fans get to watch too.
Round 2 Match 1:Korea Team Vs Boss Team:Outside the KOF arena, Kim’s “sense of evil” amuses Geese and taunts him to try to stop him. Kim Jae Hoon tries to defend his father but Geese quickly ended him with a Raging Storm. Choji and Change surprising left Kim and finally escaped from him(FREEE AT LAST). So, 4-on-1. Kim defeats Mr. Big and Krauser, but not Geese and Billy Kane. Boss Team dominates again!
Round 2 Match 2:Yagami Team VS Japan Team:Iori states that he will kill “Kyo’s little friends” in this battle outside an arcade store(bringing back the 95 stage here!). Shingo of course got dominated and Damon defeated Rick Strowd. The bad blood between the Yagami and Kusanagi grows deeper as Shouji and Iori duke it out. Iori wins with another new move, the End of Times(combined of Maiden Musher and his other new move 400 Crescent Slice) to win for his team.
Round 2 Match 3:New Generation Team Vs Hero Team:The power of youth explodes outside a construction lot. Hero Team and New Generation Team were even, until Lin took over. Him and K’ led the Hero Team to a win!
During the second round, the Rebellion plan their next move, world domination. Using the Bloodstone, no one can defeat them. Though they are unaware the Igniz, Nameless and Misty and lurking as well as the Masters and Ikari Team. K’ Team get a bye and observe the third round match up. The Boss plan to face the Yagami Team when the Fatal Fury Team stops them, thus brawling. Boss Team loses by forfeit.
Final Match:Yagami Team Vs Hero Team:Inside the beautiful KOF Battle Dome(like the new Cowboys Stadium). 80,000 fans scream their lungs out for the finals. Iori tells K’ that he will perish while K just says, “Bring it on!” What a battle, especially between Yamazaki and Maxima. Kula’s ice powers freeze Vanessa while the speed of Lin is no match for the pure boxing stytle of Rick Strowd. Maxima soon meets defeat by Strowd and then K’ defeats him. Then. The dream match;K’ Vs Iori. Two rivals, one winner. Iori sends a cold hard stare toward K’ while K’ shows a badass type look on his face. Iori quickly hit a Maiden Musher on the one armed K’, but K’ hit a Chain Drive, then a Heat Drive. They engage in firece battle, but at the end, it was Iori Yagami who defeated K’, thus winning the KOF tournament for his team!
As the fans cheer them, the Yagami Team simply don’t care about winning the KOF 2001 crown. But then, everything goes black. Fans are scared. Soon, inside the Battle Dome, The Rebellion have entered in with Iori and Kyo clones. Ron knocks down a pillar holding the dome. Maxima and K’ rush people out before further harm. Then, Ron actives the cannon which he stole from Nests and it will go off in one hour. K’ seeks vengeance on Ron for killing his left arm, but Lin backs him up, telling him that he wants Ron. So, outside the Battle Dome, Lin fights Ron, Diana and Foxy while Zero tries to capture Kula. Maxima and K’ try to kill the cannon, but, Kyo and Iori clones surround them.
Meanwhile Terry finally kills Geese(Thank God).
Back to the main stuff, as the Yagami Team lurks in the shadows, watching the Hero Team face the Rebellion, Igniz and Nameless land a suprise attack. Yagami is gravely injured!
Back to the action, Lin has Ron beat and goes for his Hizoku Ougi Ranbu Dokugi when that basturd Ron sarificed Diana, thus killing her, Foxy and Ron soon vanish, leaving Zero to die by the hands of the Hero Team. When it looks like it’s over, Igniz and Nameless emege. K’ is shocked that they didn’t die. Igniz explains that after his father died, he had sercretly reformed NESTS and planed the world order himself. He states that he knew about the Rebellion’s plan, so he made a copy of everything NESTS owned. Then, he injected himself with Kyo’s, Iori’s, K’, and Maxima DNA inside him, to enhance himself. Finally, Igniz reveals a stone fro his glove, the Bloodstone! He states that he gave Ron the fake Bloodstone and sure, that stone has powers, the real Bloodstone can wipe out human existance instanly. So, he plans to kill the only clones possible of ruining that, the Hero Team.
As Nameless and Igniz prepare to battle the Hero Team, the Yagami resurfaces, saying that once they kill the “NESTS scum”, the Hero Team would be next. Suddenly, the Masters and Ikari Team show up as wel… Igniz battles the Hero Team and the Yagami Team as Nameless battles the Masters and Ikari Team. A firece battle emerged before Nameless was killed. But Igniz summomed a barrier to contain them. Kensou, Bao and Athena suddenly appear, trying to save their master when they are defeated. Then, Igniz vanishes with Athena, Bao and Kensou! The Yagami Team and Hero Team quickly search for Igniz’s sercret hideout.
Igniz has Athena, Bao and Kensou in chambers, planing to extract the Pyscho powers in Athena and the Dragon Spirt in both Bao and Kensou. Soon, Blue Mary along with Benimaru, Shouji Kusnagai and the Fatal Fury Team arrive inside the fottball field sized cloning lab. Mary tells Igniz that she sensed that he wasn’t dead and planed evil things. An enhanced Igniz(let’s call him Omega Igniz)dominates the seven fighters beforing beginning the extracting process. The Hero and Yagami burst through the door and stop the process. Igniz gets pissed and uses the Bloodstone to increased his powers even more! Soon, it was eight on one. Omega Igniz destory everyone except Iori and K’. K’ soon gains feeling bacl in his left arm and now, is back to being a two armed man. Igniz tells him that since being a clone, he has two sets of cells, human and genetic cells. Once the human cell die off, the genetic cells take over and can reproduce. K’ grows bitter as him and Iori plan their attack. Their combined power gave Igniz a run for his money, but he still defeated them. Skipping his extracting plans, he then proceeds to use the Bloodstone to destroy Earth!
As the time of good to defeat evil seemed doomed, a certain flame stopped it. It wasn’t a flame by Shouji, Iori or K’. It only met one person, one man who was thought to be gone forever into the abyss of the deceased. As Igniz turns around, he sees one man, one man who shed tears after being cloned. One man seeking vengeance. That man is Kyo Kusanagi!!! Everyone is stunned to see the arrival of Kyo. Together, three rivals(Iori, K’, Kyo)combined their powers to attack Igniz. Kyo’s Serpent Wave, Iori’s Maiden Musher and K’ delayed Chain Drive is enough to kill Igniz.
Kyo quickly talks to Benmiaru and his cousin outside the headquarters. Before leaving, Iori tells Kyo to stay alive until he kills him. Kyo just smirks and says, “Anytime, anyplace, anywhere!”
The Hero Team stare at a creek. Lin tells K’ that Ron is still alive and will probably strike later. He leaves them. K’ tells Maxima and Kula that he has nothing to live for as he killed NESTS. Maxima tells him “Sure, we were clones. Clones made to destroy all human life as well to replace it. But we are still human. We can seek anything. Our lives as slaves are over and their lives as humans begin now!”
K’ argees, saying that Ron will be next. As Maxima leaves to go to Rocky’s grave, Kua and K’ stare at the cresent moon above the midnight sky, reminding him of his new rival and a symbol of new life as a clone-human.
NESTS is dead. The Rebellion is dead. FinallyK’ can live in peace. Leaving his past behind, K’ seeks his memories now. Gainning new rivals like Iori and Kyo drive him to live his life. With his friedn Maxima, little sister Kula and older sister Whip, once clones of NESTS now seek a life of their own!