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Goenitz is the leader of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi. Goentiz always knew his duty as a Heavenly King and was planning to revive his lord Orochi. In order to achieve his goal, he became a religious missionary who traveled to various places. When he was eighteen, he challenged Rugal Bernstein and easily defeated him by taking out one of his eyes. As an experiment, Goenitz granted Rugal some of Orochi's power to see if he could become a valid host for the entity. Goenitz eventually assigns the task of observing the crimelord to two other Orochi assassins, Mature and Vice.

Meanwhile, he traveled to a remote village where the last of the eight Orochi, Gaidel, was staying. To his surprise, Guidel was living a peaceful life and had no interest in reviving their lord Orochi. In response, Goenitz activated the Riot of the Blood in Guidel's daughter, Leona Heidern. That night, Leona lost control of herself, entering the Riot of Blood, and slaughtered everyone in the village, including her parents. Pleased with the results, Goenitz sealed away her memories and continued to look for ways of speeding up his lord's revival. He noticed that the seal containing Orochi is too strong for his lord, so he paid a visit to the Yata household. He murdered the current head of the clan, Maki Kagura, to break the seal's power.

After the events of King of Fighters '95, Goenitz decided to track down the Three Sacred Treasures that previously defeated his lord. While Mature and Vice were keeping an eye on Iori Yagami, Goenitz decided to personally test Kyo Kusanagi's strength. Although he expected a glorious fight from the 1995 champion, he defeated the Kusanagi heir with ease. Later, he interrupts the KOF '96 tournament to destroy all three heirs at once. However, Goenitz is defeated by Kyo with the help of Iori and Chizuru Kagura. The humiliated Goenitz commits suicide afterwards, making Kyo the champion of the tournament.

The King of Fighters '96

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The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match, The King of Fighters 2002 (PS2 Version), KOF 2002: Unlimited Match, KOF XV, SNK Vs. Capcom Chaos, SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  Apr. 1st, 2023

Goenitz... Ugggh. To be completely honest, I really don't like anything about Goenitz. He was one of the most annoying fighting game bosses that I ever encountered, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who feels that way. His fighting style is one of the cheapest I've ever seen in a fighting game, making it pretty difficult to like him from the start. So, let me get this straight. He just snaps his fingers like an asshole and spams tornados ftw? Lame. I'm glad he killed himself in the official KOF storyline. LOL.

His outfit design is neat in some ways, but what is that disaster on the top of his head? I'm pretty sure that's one of the worst haircuts ever known to man... and that obnoxious thing he calls a beard doesn't help him much either. All I enjoy about Goenitz is beating him up with better designed KOF characters. ;) I'm very sorry, Goenitz fans... I'm sure all 3 of you will find some of my other character reviews more agreeable. ;D

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