Originally from Sweden, Chris is the youngest member
of the "New Face Team" who entered KOF '97. Chris, Shermie
and Yashiro are in a band called CYS
(based on their first initials) where Chris plays the drums. They initially joined
the tournament to settle a score with Iori
Yagami, leader of a rival band that surpassed them in popularity.
At the beginning of KOF '97, three members of CYS were unaware that they actually had Orochi heritage. As the tournament progressed, the Orochi blood within Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro awakened and they regained their memories of being three of the "Four Heavenly Kings". Through fighting, they finally gathered enough energy to revive Orochi.
Chris was the chosen host for Orochi's awakened spirit. In this form, which is
also playable in several KOF games, Chris is
known as Orochi Chris.
After regaining their Orochi memories, they
Kyo Kusanagi's girlfriend,
Yuki, as a sacrifice for Orochi. Their goal was to regain Orochi's full power and trigger the Riot of the Blood within Iori and
The New Face
their true nature in the finals, but were defeated. Using their remaining energy, Yashiro
and Shermie sacrificed themselves
to reincarnate Orochi into Chris' body. In turn, Orochi is able to return to the world while using Chris' body as the host, but Orochi itself is re-sealed again by the Three Sacred Treasures: Kyo, Iori, and