King (キング; Kingu) is a character from Art of Fighting. She marks the official debut in the Metal Slug universe in Metal Slug Defense as a KOF 20th Anniversary Collaboration Campaign.
"Come on, baby!" - King's pet phrase
King's appearance in the first game was made to hide her gender, with the game's flyer even using he to refer the character. According to an interview with her designer, King was primarily inspired and modeled after Jamaican singer, Grace Jones. During the concept stage they took additional inspiration from the henchwoman character in the Hong Kong film China White, performed by Dutch Muay Thai action actress Saskia Van Rijswijk.
In the Neo Geo Freak's 1997 Volume 8 character poll, she was voted as the sixteenth favourite character with a total of 616 votes.