Born in Germany,
Rugal is a
dealer who operates aboard his aircraft carrier called the BlackNoah. He's an
influential figure and is feared throughout the political and fighting world.
After defeating those who oppose him, Rugal preserves their bodies in liquid
metal to add to his trophy room. When Rugal was 25 years old, he battled an 18
year old Goenitz,
who managed to take out
his eye with one strike. Impressed that he survived the attack, Goenitz gave
him a small portion of Orochi's
power. Since then, Rugal has used a bionic eye.
Sometime in 1986,
Rugal wanted to show his power at a base in Brazil and murdered everyone he
found inside. Heidern
was the only survivor of the fifty man massacre, and lost his right eye during
the attack. Rugal wasn't pleased with his victim enough to add him to his
"collection" so he decided to kill Heidern's wife and child instead.
It's speculated that Rugal later regrets this act.
Before the events of KOF
'94, Rugal hired Mature
as secretaries. With their help, Rugal organized the King of Fighters
tournament, in order to find worthy opponents and expand his trophy room.
While he was sending out invitations to the tournament, Saisyu
Kusanagi arrived at the BlackNoah and challenged Rugal. Although Rugal won
the battle, he was not able to add Saisyu to his trophy room because Kyo,
Saisyu's son, arrived with his teammates and defeated him. Rugal refused to
accept defeat and blew up his ship.
After this event,
Rugal was believed to be dead, but he used the Orochi power to survive. Rugal
replaced his destroyed right forearm with cybernetics, making him more
powerful. Rugal revived Saisyu, brainwashed him, and then organized another
King of Fighters tournament. Rugal used an abandoned missile silo as his base
in 1995, and abducted Kyo's team to fight Saisyu, and then himself. Rugal used
the Orochi power to become "Omega Rugal," but Kyo's team still
managed to defeat him. After being defeated again, Rugal tried to use more of
the Orochi power, but it consumed him and his body disintegrated. As he was
being consumed by the Orochi power, Rugal saw Iori
Yagami, who told him that only those "of the bloodline" could
control Orochi's power.
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