Shion in The King of Fighters XI
Full nameShion
BirthdateOctober 15
BirthplaceFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Height158cm (5'2")
Weight45kg (99 lbs)
Job/OccupationMagaki's underling
LikesDebut album of Maria Yamamoto, his colored braids
DislikesPeople who aren't prepared
Favorite foodDelicacies
Forte in sportsNot interested in sports
WeaponQiang spear, shěng biāo (rope dart), throwing darts, short staves
Fighting styleWushu
Shion (Hánzi: 紫苑, Shion; Pinyin: Zǐyuàn) first appeared as the sub boss for The King of Fighters XI.

He was conceptually designed to be one of Ron's daughters though developers decided to change his gender to startle and appeal to fans with his androgynous appearance. His gender was revealed to fans in his official back story, which states (and corrects itself) on his masculinity.

He is voiced by Tokiyo Ogawa.


Shion is an enigmatic character about which little is known. He works as an underling of Magaki and seems knowledgeable about the workings of Orochi. His true motives and his reason for following Magaki are unknown.

After his defeat during the tournament finals, he is dragged in an extra-dimensional gate by Magaki. At the tournament's conclusion, the Crimson Spear hurled through the gate and kills Magaki. In The King of Fighters XIII, Shion appears at the end of Story Mode, retaining his Crimson Spear from within the dimensional rift. He is accompanied by two other members, Shroom being one of them.


Shion shares Mukai's ideology that humans should not be underestimated and they have tremendous potential. Shion and Magaki share an uneasy relationship; Magaki is arrogant and proud of his own strength, seeing most "humans" as trash.


  • Weapon Mastery - Shion is an expert in multiple weapons including the Meteor Hammer and archery.
  • Weapon Summon - Shion can summon his weapons to him at anytime.
  • Wind Projectile - Shion can strike the air with enough power that the air pressure damages his target from a distance.
  • Multiple Attacks - Shion can deliver several punches at almost the same time.

Fighting StyleEdit

Shion uses traditional Wushu.


  • Koubai - The King of Fighters XI


  • As most of the Chinese names in SNK games, his name refers according to Japanese readings; 紫苑 pronounced on Mandarin Chinese as Zǐyuàn.

Game AppearancesEdit

Mobile AppearancesEdit

Cameo AppearancesEdit


Shion stance Shion sprite


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