Goro Daimon

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Goro is a former Olympic gold medallist in Judo. He participated in Japan's mixed martial arts tournament to determine the members for the country's King of Fighters team. Although he got far into the finals, he lost against Kyo and was bumped to third place. A year later, he entered the 1994 King of Fighters tournament with Benimaru (second place) and Kyo. He eventually befriends his teammates and continues to enter with them.

On the day before the 1997 tournament, his mentor begged him to return to his professional Judo career. Goro agreed to follow his request after he finished his participation in the year's King of Fighters tournament. As was promised, he returns to the Judo circles and brings fame back to Japan. During his absence from the King of Fighters tournament, he finally married and fathered a son. Goro also became the mentor of his own dojo.

In 2001, Benimaru invites him to join the King of Fighters with him. Goro was reluctant to enter until he learned that Kyo came back to Japan. To relive his team's glory days and to bring more fame to Judo, he enters with his old teammates and Shingo.

In the 2003 tournament, he joined Benimaru and Shingo once more before he goes back to attend to his dojo. Due to Shingo's incapacitated state from The King of Fighters XI, Goro agrees to reunite the Japan team, worried for his teammates. He is well aware of the current events since Benimaru explained everything he missed to him. Although his teammates worry about endangering the stability of his professional career and dojo for the tournament, he assures them that he has and always will be fine. Aware of the dangers involved while facing Those from the Past, he joins the tournament to make his students proud and to stay beside his friends.
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The King of Fighters '94

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King of Fighters '94: Rebout, King of Fighters '95, King of Fighters '96, King of Fighters '97, King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match, King of Fighters 2001, King of Fighters 2002, King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, King of Fighters 2003, King of Fighters XII, King of Fighters XIII, King of Fighters XIV, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS, King of Fighters: Neowave

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Page Updated:  Nov. 20th, 2017

Daimon always struck me as a boring design, mostly because he isn't nearly as flashy or unique as other KOF fighters. Of course, I can always respect diversity in a fighting game, but Daimon isn't that diverse within the fighting game realm, even for a traditional martial artist. His judo techniques are just... weird, generic, and not very authentic. At best, he's an "average" representation of Judo in the KOF series. Once again, his outfit is sickeningly plain... but I guess he just likes showing off the bod. Yep, you definitely wouldn't want to piss off a guy as big as Goro. So he's got the intimidation factor going for him at least.

Even Daimon's evolution in KOF XII/XIII didn't impress me that much, as he retained pretty much all of his original attributes. His 3D debut in KOF XIV is a slight improvement. His super move where he "finally opens his eyes" is kinda hype, albeit a bit forced. I'm sure there are some Daimon fans out there, but so many character designs outshine Goro in KOF and other series. (Below, Goro expresses his feelings about his TFG rating.)

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