Vanessa is a character from The King of Fighters series who first debuted as a Striker in The King of Fighters ’99 Evolution. She becomes playable in The King of Fighters 2000 as a member of the Hero Team. She is the first boxing female of the series and one of the first females to use this style in fighting games.
She is a normal housewife who discreetly serves as a mercenary agent. Working under the orders of commander Ling, Vanessa and fellow agent Seth are commissioned with the job of joining the King of Fighters tournament, held by Ling himself. They are to follow the footsteps of the NESTS cartel, which Ling and his agency persecuted. The two agents part from one another with Vanessa recruiting prime suspects, K’ and Maxima, as her teammates. She also scouts the talents of Mexican wrestler Ramon to complete their team. Her objective from then on is to observe the activities of the NESTS defectors based on Ling’s orders.
She becomes a free agent after Ling’s defeat — who was impersonated by Zero — often teaming up with Ramon and Seth. In The King of Fighters XI, she reveals herself to be an old acquaintance of Blue Mary‘s past lover, Butch. Together with her and Ramon, Vanessa enters the tournament under orders to receive information concerning the broken Orochi seal and the mysterious members of Those from the Past.
Vanessa is a woman who enjoys the flavor of life and good jaunts to the bar for a drink. It’s not known how she is able to keep her job a secret from family but she still seems to treasure them.
Although often teasing in return, she will sometimes discourage Ramon’s flirtations as she is married.
She’s part of Team Secret Agent with Blue Mary and Luong
Here are the others fighters from The King of Fighters XV so far:
- Andy Bogard (Team Fatal Fury)
- Benimaru Nikaido (Team Hero)
- Blue Mary (Team Secret Agent)
- Clark Still (Team Ikari Warriors)
- Chizuru Kagura (Team Sacred Treasures)
- Chris (Team Orochi)
- Iori Yagami (Team Sacred Treasures)
- Joe Higashi (Team Fatal Fury)
- King (Team Art of Fighting)
- Kyo Kusanagi (Team Sacred Treasures)
- Leona Heidern (Team Ikari Warriors)
- Luong (Team Secret Agent)
- Mai Shiranui
- Meitenkun (Team Hero)
- Ralf Jones (Team Ikari Warriors)
- Robert Garcia (Team Art of Fighting)
- Ryo Sakazaki (Team Art of Fighting)
- Shermie (Team Orochi)
- Shun’ei (Team Hero)
- Terry Bogard (Team Fatal Fury)
- Yashiro Nanakase (Team Orochi)
- Yuri Sakazaki