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King Lion / King Leo
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The boss of Savage Reign, King Lion (Kage Shishioh) is responsible for holding the Battle of the Beast God tournament, wielding a sword called "The Sword of Leo." He appeared as King's Striker in King of Fighters 2000 and is also the boss of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum.

King Lion (blue) is the impersonator of King Leo (red) also known as Shin Shishioh. King Lion participates in the tournament on the latter's orders and uses the name King Lion as an element of intimidation. However, he really wants to take the city for himself and plans to overthrow the original crime lord. In his ending to the games, he takes over the futuristic city with an iron fist.

King Leo is a legendary fighter who got bored of the fighting circuit and silently disappeared from within the darkness of secrecy. Upon returning back to the public, King Leo decided to host and sponsor the Battle of the Beast God tournaments in the Savage Reign series to prove his strength to worthy opponents. To distract the competition, he also raised an impostor of himself named King Lion so that he can test out his challengers and see if they have what it takes to battle against him from within their own given time and accord. He was unstoppable until he was defeated by Hayate and later Jyazu.

Savage Reign

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Kizuna Encounter, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS


Page Updated:  Dec. 11th, 2018

Talk about coming back from the dead... King Lion made a pretty epic return from the SNK vaults in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum... not to mention, looking really pissed off since his more humble days in Savage Reign and Kizuna Encounter. I'm guessing he looks that way since those games weren't very successful. lol.

King Lion has a somewhat odd appearance. In short, he's sort of a mix between a super-hero and a knight, and has one hell of an epic mullet-mohawk-thing. ^o^ His design looks like it's attempting to be futuristic, but in his original design he wore boxing gloves.... Boxing gloves?!? Do you really need boxing gloves if you have a giant sword? LOL ^o^ Oook then. His later appearances were a bit better, thankfully. SNK brought him back as a striker in King of Fighters 2000 and he actually looked surprisingly badass. Finally, his redesign in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum is unmistakably his best appearance of all time. He's got a much cooler moveset, smoother animations, and his "updated" look is pretty badass. Not to mention, I'm glad he went with the fingerless gloves this time instead of the boxing gloves. ;)

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King Lion Animations