For a different character with a same name, go to Raiden.
|Raiden (Fatal Fury)|
|Height||6'8" (202 cm)|
|Weight||463 lbs (210 kg)|
|Debut||Fatal Fury: King of Fighters|
|English Voice Actor||John Hulaton (Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition, SNK vs Capcom series)|
|Japanese Voice Actor|| Daisuke Gōri (The King of Fighters XII)
Iain Gibb (The King of Fighters XIII)
Raiden (ライデン, Raiden) is a playable character from both Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series. He originally appeared in the first Fatal Fury (and its 3D remake, Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition) as a heel. He appeared in Fatal Fury 2 as Big Bear, a face. He was long considered for The King of Fighters series and he finally made his debut in The King of Fighters XII. Developers wanted to add him as the big burly guy for the cast. The reason they didn't choose his face counterpart was due to the overall insistence to add a giant, evil character. His official nickname is The Out-of-Control Giant. Thus not confirmed is most likely that Raiden is modeled after former pro wrestler Big Van Vader.
Raiden is a professional wrestler who made his debut in the SWF. Known for his ruthlessness in the ring, he is very strong and is known to manhandle his opponents. He moved to Southtown to get involved with strong fights and was eventually hired by Geese Howard as one of his henchmen. He entered the King of Fighters tournament created by Geese, but he eventually disassociated himself from his employer due to his personal distaste for being a lacky.
The Legacy of RaidenEdit
- Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (1991)
- Fatal Fury 2 (1992)
- Fatal Fury Special (1993)
- Quiz King of Fighters (1995)
- Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition (1999)
- The King of Fighters XII (2008-2009)
- The King of Fighters XIII (2010-2011)
Raiden has a fighting spirit and wants to fight strong opponents. During his time as Raiden, he was portrayed as a ruthless man who cared little concerning his opponents' well-being.
As a fan favorite, his face identity Bear is portrayed as a cheerful man who is looking for a good fight.