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Gang-il hails from South Korea and uses TaeKwonDo as his fighting style. He joins Kim Kaphwan and Luong to form the KOF XIV Kim Team. Gang-Il is the chairman of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. His astonishing kicking techniques can break through any opponent's guard. Always accompanied with a different woman each time he comes back from his travels, Gang-Il's personality is the complete opposite of Kim's.
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The King of Fighters XIV




Page Updated:  Sept. 12th, 2016

TaeKwonDo fighters in fighting games are usually sleek, slender characters who can move quickly. Gang-il is one beefy mofo... but he's short and stocky. An interesting body type he has there... *cracks up*. I don't know what it is about him in gameplay, but I get comic relief. And I don't think that was intended by SNK. Gang-Il has one of the funniest walking animations I've ever seen in a fighting game. Get your hand out of your pants you weirdo. 

I thought Gang-il had some potential at first glance, but I was disappointed with his fighting style. He's so similar to Kim, which makes sense for his storyline I guess... but that's a wasted character slot in my opinion. He's just another Kim... meh. Goes to show you that I'm not biased for all TaeKwonDo characters (since I've been a TKD practitioner and teacher for 22+ years). Yeah, Gang-il mostly bores me... as he severely lacks coolness, personality, and originality. "Kim's Master" should've been a much cooler design. In fact, I know of real world TKD masters that are cooler and more original than Gang-Il. 

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