Name Leona Heidern
Height 5'9" (176 cm)
5'8" (173 cm) (KOF '96)
Weight 146 lbs (66 kg)
123 lbs (56 kg) (KOF '96)
Homeworld Unknown
Race Human
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blue
Weapon(s) Martial Arts
Debut The King of Fighters '96
English Voice Actor Lisa Leonard (Maximum Impact series)
Rachel Waltzer (The King of Fighters XII)
Japanese Voice Actor Masae Yumi

Leona Heidern is a playable character from The King of Fighters series, as the new member of the Ikari Team.


The Legacy of LeonaEdit

  • The King of Fighters '96 (1996)
  • The King of Fighters '97 (1997)
  • The King of Fighters '98 (1998)
    • The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match (2008-2009)
  • The King of Fighters R-1 (1998)
  • The King of Fighters R-2
  • SNK Gals' Fighters (2000)
  • The King of Fighters '99 (1999)
  • The King of Fighters 2000 (2000)
  • The King of Fighters 2001 (2001)
  • The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood (2002)
  • The King of Fighters 2002 (2002)
    • The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match (2009-2010)
  • The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood (2003)
  • The King of Fighters 2003 (2003)
  • The King of Fighters Neowave (2004-2005)
  • KOF: Maximum Impact (2004-2005)
  • KOF: Maximum Impact 2 (2006)
  • KOF Maximum Impact Regulation A (2007)
  • Metal Slug XX (2009)
  • The King of Fighters XII (2009)
  • The King of Fighters XIII (2010-2011)


Leona is a reticent individual who has trouble expressing herself outside of combat or a mission. Aside from Ralf (whom appears to show feelings towards her), Whip, Clark and Commander Heidern, Leona does not talk to anyone. Due to her past, she often keeps her emotions in check as she is afraid of losing control and hurting her friends because of her Orochi blood. Despite this, Ralf has the ability to make her smile as shown in '96, '97 and Maximum Impact 2. She often feels lonely, but is comforted with the new family she has found with the Ikari mercenaries. She also attempted to commit suicide after '97, but Ralf stopped her by reminding her that she's not alone any more.


Theme SongEdit


  • In KOF 98, Leona mysteriously salutes Chang Koehan and belittles Ralf. This was originally thought to be a bug in the game mechanics, but developers add that it was her showing respect for "real power". The exact meaning of this statement remains unclear though it became a popular subject in fan doujinshi for a time.
  • In KOF: Maximum Impact 2, Fio compares Leona to her own comrade Eri, but comes to the conclusion that, unlike Ralf and Clark, Leona doesn't really resemble her Metal Slug equivalent.






The King of Fighters Characters
Andy Bogard | Ash Crimson | Athena Asamiya | Benimaru Nikaido | Billy Kane | Chin Gentsai | Clark Still | Duo Lon | Elisabeth Blanctorche | Goro Daimon | Hwa Jai | Iori Yagami | Joe Higashi | K' | Kim Kaphwan | King | Kula Diamond | Kyo Kusanagi | Leona | Lilly Kane | Luise Meyrink | Mai Shiranui | Mature | Maxima | Mr. Karate | Raiden | Ralf Jones | Robert Garcia | Ryo Sakazaki | Shen Woo | Sie Kensou | Takuma Sakazaki | Terry Bogard | Vice | Yuri Sakazaki

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