You shouldn't resist when it's futile. The end result will be the same.
~ Mature's win quote.

Mature is one of the major antagonists from The King of Fighters video game series, originally appearing in The King of Fighters '96.


Mature took orders from one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi, Goenitz, even though Rugal Bernstein kidnapped Saisyu Kusanagi during the events of the KOF '95, Vice was ordered to brainwash him.

Goenitz ordered Vice and Mature to follow Iori Yagami, due to his Yagami heritage of the Orochi power and to bring him to the KOF '96 tournament. However, after Goenitz was defeated by Kyo Kusanagi and Iori at the end of the tournament, but their plan backfired however, as the two can take the form of solid shadows in the living realm. After the climax of the KOF XIII tournament, Iori's magatama returns to his possession and the weakened Orochi seal begins to strengthen itself once more. She and Vice state they will meet him again in his dreams.

In KOF XIV, Iori visited the grave, Mature and Vice was returned. Vice threw him an invitation to KOF, she mentioned that this KOF was just the beginning of a nightmare. Like in the previous tournament, Mature looks forward to seeing Iori fight with his flames. After the climax of the game, Mature and Vice will not stop Iori who will seal Orochi. She claimed that all fates began to change, and with Vice's consent, which she commented that Iori could not resist his blood once it was boils. The women are back to the dead again.


In contrast of Vice, the fellow former secretary of Rugal Bernstein and the member of Iori's Team, Mature is ruthless but wanted to play with her victim in a moment, often relying her own charms. It is rumored that she likes Rugal while they were doing together as well. Even Iori Yagami killed two of them, both she and Vice are genuinely concerned for his well being and respectively grant his known wishes. Their dislike of Goenitz is usually meant to be uninterested in the affairs of Hakkenshu and in connection with Orochi.

However, in The King of Fighters, Mature is bisexual.

Powers and Abilities

As Mature first appeared in The King of Fighters '96 as a playable character instead of her non-playable cameo appearance in the first King of Fighters game, her fighting style relies on both speed and cutting powers, including some acrobatic maneuvers. For her powers, she performs slashing hands to slash and pierce the opponent as if she was wielding the knives. With the cutting energy, her Cutting Attacks can infuse her hand strikes and her Cutting Projectile can make a projectile from it. Mature can stretch both of her arms in front of her within a long range and with high speed to perform the move called Snake Arms. In performing the Negative Energy, she can slam the opponent out of hatred, making a dim light pillar with a large skull inside of it. Sometimes, this attribute manifests itself in a burst of dip crimson. As her melee weapon, she has pink, sharp, and acrylic nails and likely use them to cut and slash the opponent. These nails are what we call them Knife Nails. Hakkeshu: Light is the ability she possesses when the powers of light are granting her fast reflexes and enhanced movements. Mature can clone herself as the Solid Illusion Image in order to assist in slashing for about a few seconds. In The King of Fighters XIV, Mature can perform Lipstick Trail, which leaves a trace of on her lipstick while moving fast as evidence in her Climax DM.



  • In Neo-Geo Freak 1998, the characters in KOF '98 have their own interviews. Here are Mature's response to the questions.


           The King of Fighters logo.png Villains

Major Villains
Rugal Bernstein | Hakkeshu (Mature | Vice | Goenitz | Ryuji Yamazaki | Chris | Yashiro Nanakase | Shermie) | Orochi | NESTS (Krizalid | Clone Zero | Zero | Igniz) | Those from the Past (Mukai | Botan | Shion | Magaki | Saiki) | Evil Ash | Verse

Other Villains
Chang Koehan | Choi Bounge | Iori Yagami | Billy Kane | Eiji Kisaragi | Geese Howard | Wolfgang Krauser | Mr. Big | Sendo Brothers (Kyoji Sendo | Syota Sendo | Junko Sendo | Keisuke Sendo) | Angel | Kusanagi | Ash Crimson | Rose Bernstein | Silber | Jyazu | Raiden | Hwa Jai | Xanadu | Kukri | Hein

K9999 | Ron | Gustab Munchausen | Sinobu Amou | Addes (Hyena | Duke | Jivatma) | Nameless

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