Chief Thunder : KI

Killer Instinct

Chief Thunder
  • 6' 2"
  • 280lbs
  • 42 years old

Mystical defender of Native Americans. Thunder enters the contest in order to uncover the mystery surrounding his brother's disappearance in the previous year's tournament.

The following biographical information is quoted from Rare's old website

Long months have passed since the previous year's Ultratech tournament, and despite the wide-ranging searches of his tribe's supernatural phoenix allies, the Chief's beloved but overambitious younger brother has failed to return in either triumph or defeat. After much agonising over the matter, and to great protest from his tribesfolk, Thunder decides that he must suspect the worst concerning Eagle's fate, and pacifies his people by nominating himself as avenger. The Chief has no dreams of glory, taking up Ultratech's challenge with nothing but vengeance and a primal justice in mind.

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Chief Thunder’s Special Moves
Move Name Key Combination Notes
Sammamish quartercircleback + QP/MP  
Sammamish halfcircleback + FP  
Triplax back Charge forward + Any Punch Anti-projectile
Reverse Triplax forward Charge back + MP Anti-projectile
Tomahawk quartercircleback + FP Mid-air
Phoenix quartercircleforward + Any Kick Controllable projectile
Phoenix Hold MK quartercircleforward Release MK Controllable projectile
Chief Thunder’s Finishing Moves
Move Name Key Combination Notes
Rain Dance halfcircleforward + FP 1 player distance
Axe Uppercut halfcircleback + FK Close
Humiliation downforwardforward + QK 1 to 4 player distance
Ultimate Rain Dance quartercircledownback + MP During combo
Ultra Combo backforward + QP During combo
Moves based on the SNES manual and the KI Arcade FAQ/Walkthrough by _Fulgore_

Chief Thunder’s Ending

Chief Thunder

After discovering the fate of his brother, Thunder contemplates the future and mourns the loss of Eagle but, with his death avenged, the soul of Eagle can finally rest in peace forever. Or can it.....?