This is a chart of all the official teams from the “The King of Fighters” series, from KOF'94 to KOF XIV, excluding the KOF'98 and KOF 2002 dream matches.
There have been many recurrent team combinations in the game's history, with some more recurrent than others.
Two characters have been on the same team since KOF'94 and through the whole series. They are Ralf Jones and Clark Still, the best buddies in all of The King of Fighters.
The following recurring KOF characters have been in only one team.
Goro Daimon (Esaka team)
Andy Bogard (Fatal Fury team)
Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia and Takuma Sakazaki (Art of Fighting team)
Ralf Jones, Clark Still and Heidern (Ikari Warriors)
Sie Kensou and Chin Gentsai (Psycho Soldiers)
Choi Bounge (Korea team and Villains team, always with Chang Koehan)
Mature and Vice (Yagami team)
Leona (Ikari Warriors)
K' and Maxima (K' Team)
Bao (Psycho Soldiers)
Li Xiangfei (Women Fighters, always with King)
Jhun Hoon (Korea Team)
Vanessa (various teams, always with Ramon)
On the other hand, some recurrent characters have rarely been on the same team twice. They include Iori Yagami (whose only recurrent teammates are Mature and Vice) and Blue Mary (Fatal Fury, Outlaws, Agents and various Women Fighters teams). Other characters have never been on the same team twice; examples include Lin, Seth, Gato, Tizoc/Griffon Mask/King of Dinosaurs, Chizuru Kagura, Eiji Kisaragi and Malin.
Final bosses and single entry characters have been omitted from the chart.