Raiden / Big Bear
 
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BIO:

Also known as "Big Bear", Raiden is a heel professional wrestler who made his debut in the SWF. He is known for his ruthlessness and strength in the ring. He moved to Southtown to find competition and was approached by Geese Howard, who ended up hiring him as one of his henchmen for a short period of time. After he disassociated with Geese, Raiden entered the King of Fighters tournament to relive his glory days of pro wrestling. Raiden has fought many of the greats, such as Terry Bogard. Raiden is based on the real life pro wrestler, Big Van Vader.

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ORIGIN:
Fatal Fury

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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury Special, Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition, Capcom VS SNK, Capcom VS SNK: Pro, Capcom VS SNK 2, Card Fighters Clash 2, King of Fighters XII, King of Fighters XIII

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Page Updated:  Mar. 3rd, 2017

It's Vader Time!!! Big Van Vader wrestled in New Japan Pro Wrestling from 1987-1992... so it's likely someone over at SNK was a fan of his during that time period, and created Raiden / Big Bear in his image. Raiden began as a stereotypical and somewhat generic wrestler design, but he was nicely fleshed out in later games like FF: Wild Ambition and Capcom VS SNK.  He has an overconfident and goofy personality, which pretty much became the meat of his design in the CVS series. Speaking of meat... when Raiden says "You ahhh dead meat!" (in CVS) ...it cracks me up every time.  XD

It was a nice surprise to see Raiden return in KOF XII. His new 2D sprite is awesome to say the least. He's as fat as ever, but damn he's big... much like the real Vader. For the record, Vader was (is) a badass pro-wrestler in real life... that guy knows how to throw a PUNCH! ;]

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