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Karnov's full name is Jinborov Karnovski. Karnov, although popularly illustrated as an Eastern European or a Slav, is actually from Central Asia, the former Soviet Union as shown on the original arcade flyer and again in Karnov's Revenge.

One year ago, Karnov, who was too confident with his power, lost his pride for a fighting champ. Since then, feeling pale flame of revenge burning inside, he endured a very hard training in the land of severe cold. And his invitation letter is telling us now his
time has come.

Karnov originally starred in his own arcade name (titled Karnov) which was developed and published by Data East in 1987. He later became Data East's mascot, appearing in many other Data East games including Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja in which he played a boss in the first level. Karnov later appeared in the Fighter's History series.
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Fighters History

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Fighters History Dynamite


Page Updated:  Feb. 11th, 2012

So he was really the first boss from Bad Dudes?!? I just figured that out... Damn, I loved that game when I was a little kid. Karnov was so retardedly easy to beat though... LOL. There's something slightly entertaining about this guy, but the lasting appeal just isn't there when it comes to the fighting genre.

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