Lucky Glauber (ラッキー・グローバー, Rakkī Gurōbā) first appeared in The King of Fighters '94 as a member of the American Sports Team. His prototype design was based on the character Hakim in the martial arts film, Game of Death. His current design exists due to the plainness of the original though his karate stayed as a remnant to his tribute, although there is speculation that his design was also inspired by Dunk Dream ("Street Hoop" or "Street Slam" on Western shores), a sports game for the Neo-Geo, by Data East. He is voiced by Kay Inage.
Lucky is a karate champion who is also a former professional basketball player who is asked by his friend, Heavy D!, to form a team with him in the King of Fighters tournament. Aside from his desire to help bolster his friend's confidence, Lucky joins the tournament to test his fighting ability. In their ending, he says he'll continue street fighting.
He, along with the rest of the members of the American Sports Team, have a running gag in the history of KOF which involves their invitations being stolen by other participants. Similarly, in the backstory of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Shermie defeats Lucky and takes his invitation to the tournament. Mizoguchi also takes his invitation by defeating him in KOF Maximum Impact Regulation A.
Even when fighting, Lucky is always seen smiling around. He is very cheerful towards everyone and likes to fight very much.
- Super Speed - Lucky can move past his opponent at a high speed.
- Energy Pillar - Lucky can create a pillar of energy with his ball.
- Weapon of Fire - Lucky can put his basketball on fire, without burning it.
Lucky's fighting style was inspired by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's fighting style in Bruce Lee's Game of Death. Although Abdul-Jabbar fights with Jeet Kune Do in the movie, Lucky fights with karate and Abdul-Jabbar's former profession, basketball.
- Slum No. 5 - The King of Fighters '94, '98
- The King of Fighters '94
- The King of Fighters '98
- The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match
- The King of Fighters 2000 - As a PS2 Maniac Striker for Andy
- The King of Fighters '94: Rebout
- Metal Slug Defense (unlockable)
- The King of Fighters '97 - in the China stage
- The King of Fighters 2002 - in the Mexico stage
- The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match - background cameo in U.S.A. stage
- SNK vs Capcom: SVC Chaos - cameo in Wild Iori's ending
- Neo Geo Battle Coliseum - background cameo
- The King of Fighters XIII - background cameo in '95 U.S.A. stage
- The color palettes used on his design are direct homage of several NBA teams uniforms. His default color scheme represents the L.A. Lakers, which is the team that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used to play. Other colors represent the Chicago Bulls (Red and White), Seattle Sonics (Green and Yellow) and San Antonio Spurs (Black and White).