years before the events of Fatal Fury, Michael, the present head of the
Stroheim family, loses his son and wife in an aerial accident. His
granddaughter, Elza, was the only living descendant and no male heirs were
available to them. Sometime later, Elza fell in love with a man named Rudolph,
who won a martial arts tournament. As she was expecting a child, Elza asks her
grandfather to approve of her marriage with Rudolph. Left with no say in the
matter, Michael begrudgingly agrees.
Since he became a part
of the Stroheim family, Rudolph was forced to leave his wife and child in
America, Maria and Geese.
When Krauser was nine years old, a boy tried to assassinate his father. This
boy was Geese who blamed Rudolph for leaving his mother to die from sickness.
Surprisingly, Krauser defeated the would-be assassin and would have killed him
if he wasn't restrained by Rudolph. Since then, Geese has always feared his
When Krauser was
older, his great-grandfather died and Rudolph became head of the family. Elza
also passed away around the same time. Learning that her husband still loved
his old wife over her, she had drunk her sorrows away with liquor and died
with a frail body. To avenge his mother, Wolfgang challenges his father to a
duel a day after Elza's funeral. Although observers were in favor of Rudolph's
victory, Krauser killed him in one blow. Thus, Krauser became the undisputed
and strongest Earl of Stroheim in the family's history. Sometime
after this event, he fought with Jeff Bogard and Hanzo Shiranui, Mai's
grandfather. The two fighters were able to strike Krauser's forehead, which
left a cross scar that refused to completely heal. He returned to his country
and continued to attend to his family's legacy.
In the Fatal Fury timeline, Krauser is a very well known and reputed
crimelord of darkness. Once he hears of South Town's reputation, he sends a
letter to Geese. Though it was written in a polite manner, it was really a
threat for his older half-brother to engage in a contest with him. However, he
never received a written reply since he heard Geese died soon after. He was
beaten by a man named Terry
Bogard in the King of Fighters tournament. Intrigued by the man's name,
Krauser sent an imposter to defame Geese's company and came in person to South
Staging his own King
of Fighters tournament, he injures several veteran fighters from the previous
event. He also hires three fighters to serve him who are Billy
Kane, Axel Hawk,
and Laurence Blood.
Eventually, he fights Terry in the finals. After a fierce battle, Krauser is
defeated and remains missing from the fighting scene. According to the short
movie, Memories of the Stray Wolf, Krauser supposedly took his own life
Nothing was heard of from Krauser until the King of Fighters '96
tournament, when Krauser joined forces with Geese and Mr.
Big to create the Boss Team. Although Geese used both him and Mr. Big as
pawns in his attempt to nab an ancient power called Orochi, Krauser only cared
about self-improvement. After learning of his faults at the hands of Terry,
Krauser vowed only to fight stronger opponents in order to restore the
strength and prestige he once possessed. For now, Krauser wants only to
improve himself first.
Fatal Fury Special,
Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal
Fury Special, Real
Bout Special: Dominated Mind, Real Bout Fatal
Fury 2, Fatal Fury: First
of Fighters '96, King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match,
Clash, Card Fighters Clash
2, Card Fighters Clash