|“||Here I come...Okay! Okay! Okay! See you later.||„|
|“||Wow, that match really got my heart pounding! If you were always this good, I'd never get bored.||„|
|~ Vanessa's win quote.|
Vanessa is one of the supporting heroines from The King of Fighters series of fighting games.
Vanessa is a housewife who was secretly acts as a mercenary agent. Vanessa's husband was in the mercenary organization against NESTS, but he was killed in battle. After his death, Vanessa began boxing and eventually joined the organization. Working under the orders of Commander Ling, Vanessa and other agent Seth, are ordered to join the King of Fighters tournament. They are followed the footsteps of the NESTS cartel, and Ling and his agent persecuted them.
But later on, Vanessa recruited the main suspects, K' and Maxima, as her teammates. She is also scouted Mexican wrestler Ramon to complete their team. Despite her cold appearance and her husband's mourning, the cheerful Ramon may open her heart again. Since then, her goal has been to observe the activities of the NESTS defectors in accordance with Ling’s orders.
After Ling was defeated, she became a free agent - imitated by Zero. However, she revealed that she is an old acquaintance of Blue Mary's past lover Butch. Vanessa, Mary, and Ramon participated in the tournament and received information about the broken Orochi seal and the mysterious members of Those from the Past.
Vanessa is a woman who while enjoys the good lifestyle and journey to the bar for a drink. But she is able to keep her job a secret from family but she still appears to treasure them.
- K', Maxima, Vanessa, and Ramon were the winners of The King of Fighters 2000. Vanessa is the first female character to win a KOF tournament.