Adelheid from The King of Fighters XI
Nome InteiroAdelheid "Adel" Bernstein
Aniversario/IdadeFebruary 15
Local de NascimentoProbably Germany
Altura183cm (6')
Peso74kg (163 lbs)
Tipo SanguíneoO
Familia/RelacionadosRugal Bernstein (father), Rose Bernstein (sister)
Trabalho/OcupaçãoOwner of Sky Noah
Estilo de lutaA comprehensive combat technique that masters all combat arts

Adelheid Bernstein (アーデルハイド・バーンシュタイン, Āderuhaido Bānshutain), Adel for short, is a boss character from The King of Fighters 2003 and The King of Fighters XI. He, along with his younger sister, Rose, are the only known children of Rugal Bernstein. Creators have stated that he is the "other protagonist" of the Ash saga.

He is voiced by Tetsuya Tanaka.


Adelheid and his sister Rose reside on an airship called "Sky Noah". In The King of Fighters 2003, he would challenge fighters there at the behest of his sister. His story in The King of Fighters XI implies that he faced the Ikari Warriors Team and was defeated by them. He peacefully chats with Heidern and explains that he is only following his father's legacy. In his ending for the game, he seems to appear regretful for his actions and yells at his sister for insulting his opponents.

The Console Edition of The King of Fighters XIII reveals more of Adelheid's cooperation with Heidern (in which he addresses him as "Colonel Heidern") as he tries to help the forces of good suppress the evil plans of Those from the Past. When Rose is finally freed, he reassures his sister he would punish those responsible for her subjugation.


Unlike his father, Rugal Bernstein, Adel is an honourable fighter, who exhibits good sportsmanship, as demonstrated when he is defeated in The King of Fighters 2003. It came to the point that he even cooperated with one of his father's victims, Heidern, to get to the bottom of the plans of Those From the Past, and at the then-strange behavior of his sister.


  • Gather energy - Adelheid can channel energy from Gaia.
  • Sense - Adelheid can sense chi energy of those nearby.
  • Energy Projectile - Adelheid can fire projectiles of energy from his hands and feet. The Reppuken is an example.
  • Energy Reflector - Adelheid can create a barrier that reflects projectiles.
  • Slashing hands - Adelheid's hands can pierce an enemy.
  • Slashing aura - Adelheid can create a cutting aura around his legs. The Genocide Cutter is an example.

Fighting StyleEditar

His style is very similar to his father's. Unlike his father, his moves are faster and is also easier to chain. On the other hand, his moves are significantly weaker in priority.


  • Revolutionary Etude - The King of Fighters 2003 (first half of theme)
  • R2 - The King of Fighters 2003 (second half of theme)
  • King - The King of Fighters XI

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SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS


The King of Fighters 2003


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