Antonov in The King of Fighters XIV
|Height||214 cm (7')|
|Weight||120 kg (265 lbs)|
|Job/Occupation||The Tournament Master|
|Likes||Pets (dogs, cats, squirrels)|
|Dislikes||Changes based on the surroundings|
|Hobbies||Watching calming programs (mainly ones featuring small animals)|
|Favorite food||Different every meal|
|Forte in sports||Only watches sports|
|Fighting style||Siberian Golden Fist|
Antonov (アントノフ, Антонов) is a new boss character and the host of the tournament in The King of Fighters XIV.
He is voiced by Moriyuki Hishida.
A mysterious billionaire and self-proclaimed “first champion”, Antonov buys the rights of the King of Fighters brand to host a new tournament.
In the South America Team ending, he uses his wealth to buy land to help Zarina protect her pet, Coco.
In his own ending, Antonov successfully defend his belt, but then Yakov informed that the media put suspicions against him and that the whole tournament was a set-up. Just then, board members of his own company, Antonov Corporation, accused Antonov of mitigating the tournament despite the board members’ objection to acquire the rights to host the tournament. And because of his blunder and false accusation of being the first champion, the company is at a loss with merchandise returned back, as the public lost faith in the company which would not recover at least 30%. Therefore the board members has decided to have an emergency board meeting tomorrow. As the board members left, Antonov decided to leave early tomorrow morning and went reclusive to avoid serious consequences.
At first glance Antonov appears to be an arrogant and cunning businessman, but he is in truth a respectful, brave man with a strong code of ethics and a good heart. He willingly risks his life to protect the innocent from the collateral damage caused by Verse. Despite appearances, he's somewhat sensitive and will cry during a sappy movie.
- Superhuman Strength: Antonov possesses incredible strength surpassing Goro Daimon, King of Dinosaurs or Chang Koehan.
- Seismic Wave: Using his incredible strength, Antonov can slam the ground using his palms causing anyone to fall.
- Survival: Antonov is strong enough to survive from deadly attacks, despite his injuries.
Antonov fights with his Siberian Golden Fist, where he uses his brute strength with a side of strong punches, grapples, and flexing while dashing into opponents.
- I'm THE KING OF FIGHTERS Type-2 - The King of Fighters XIV - the game's composers shout his name during his theme song and Antonov himself proclaims "I am the King of Fighters!" in the intro of the theme song, as well as saying "Thank you!" and "Okay, one more!" near the end before looping.
- I'm THE KING OF FIGHTERS Type-1 - The King of Fighters XIV (outside of Story Mode)
- According to his win quote against Verse, His championship belt was tailor-made.