Choi Bounge
Choi from The King of Fighters 2002.
Nome InteiroChoi Bounge
Aniversario/IdadeOctober 25; 35 years old (KOF '94), 36 years old (KOF series)
Local de NascimentoArquivo:Korea (South).png South Korea
Altura153cm (5')
Peso44kg (97 lbs)
Tipo SanguíneoB
Trabalho/OcupaçãoFormer criminal, Student
GostaThe talons he made for himself
Não gostaKonnyaku jelly
HobbiesSlicing stuff
Comida favoritaCrab
Esporte de DestaqueRhythmic gymnastics
Música favoritaChoi Bounge Ondo, his entrance music
ArmaSteel claws
Estilo de lutaSpeed brawling with some Taekwondo

Choi Bounge (Hangul: 최번개, Hanja: 崔 -, Japanese: チョイ・ボンゲ Choi Bonge) is one of the original members of the Korean Team, along with Chang Koehan and Kim Kaphwan in The King of Fighters series. In Korean, Bounge (more appropriately spelled and pronounced as Bungeh) means lightning, which suits Choi's "electrical" and nonstop nature. He is one of the many fighters in the series who fights with a weapon; his weapons are dual leather-gloved claws.

His original costume was changed at the last minute to avoid distinct similarities with horror film character, Freddy Krueger. He speaks with a playful theatrical accent, often ending his sentences with "-de yansu" (much like he often calls people "buddy boy" in Playmore's English localizations). He also has his own character image song, entitled Choi Bounge Ondo, which is played briefly during his entrances in The King of Fighters '98. He is voiced by Monster Maezuka.


He was a late-night predator who chanced to have stalked on Kim during one of his nightly walks. After he was bested by his prey, Choi was forced by Kim to undergo his "Rehabilitation project", in hopes of using the criminal's skills not "in the name of evil". During this time, he also met and befriended fellow criminal, Chang Koehan. Since then, the two have attempted to escape from Kim's training with little success, stressed often to the point of comic relief. The situation hasn't gotten any more lenient with the arrival of Jhun Hoon, who shares Kim's overzealous passion for justice and rehabilitation.

Because both Chang and him convinced Kim to join the Garou Team in The King of Fighters XI, they appear in the Garou Team's ending celebrating with them at the PaoPao Cafe. Since they have been deemed "rehabilitated" by their original master, Choi and his larger companion realize that Kim is on the look out for more villains to reshape and worry for the new victims' future.


Very goofy and annoying, Choi wants to be free from Kim's hands. He is sadistic, since he loves to slice stuff, especially human flesh. Although, Kim's "Rehabilitation Project" seems to be working, since Choi's lost some of the desire to kill.


  • Super Speed - Choi is very light and fast.
  • Hurricane Spin - Choi can spin his body at great speeds, creating a hurricane around his body.

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Before entering Kim's project, Choi used to fight with his super speed and attacking with claws, but he has been learning Taekwondo from Kim. He has his own adaptations of Kim's moves, especially Hisshoukyaku and Hienzan. He even has his own variation of the Hou'ou Kyaku thanks to Kim's training.

Regarding the Hienzan, Choi in some movelists often misspells it out of humor, due to the kanji being incorrect; instead of "Flying Swallow Slash", the move is instead translated as "Grieving Monkey Confession".


  • Yuu - The King of Fighters '94
  • The Shuddering Gong - The King of Fighters '95
  • Seoul Road - The King of Fighters '96
  • Seoul Town - The King of Fighters '98
  • The Way to Rebirth - The King of Fighters '99
  • Wild Party - The King of Fighters 2000
  • Nerichagi - The King of Fighters 2001
  • Seoul ni Ikou (Let's Go to Seoul) - The King of Fighters 2002
  • Seoul Town ~Ver. Justice~ - The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match


  • Choi Bounge Ondo (March) - 1997 Image Song
  • The Song of Fighters II - Shared image song with other King of Fighters characters

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SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 2 Expand EditionSNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS


The King of Fighters '94 The King of Fighters '95 The King of Fighters '96 Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (Midnight Bliss) SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (Makai Spell) SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (Heaven Spell)