Von Kaiser is a militant ring veteran from Germany, who appears in the Punch-Out!! Series. While teaching a boxing class, he suffered emotional trauma from being beat and humiliated by a young group of children in one of his lessons. He is ranked above Glass Joe in the Minor Circuit, and overall is the second boxer that you face. He first appeared in Punch-Out!! for the NES, and again in the Wii video game of the same name 22 years later.
Von Kaiser trains children in the art of boxing at a German military academy, though he is not good at the sport himself. His many defeats at the hands of those younger than him have caused him to develop an emotional trauma, and in the ring he will occasionally cry out for his "Mami" and hide behind his gloves. After being defeated by Little Mac, Von Kaiser returns in the Wii title in the Title Defense mode, where he, sporting a new buzzcut, appears to have gotten over his trauma and become a much more prominent fighter in the ring. In his second appearance, Von Kaiser adds his own signature attack, the Von Kaiser Wave, which will knock Mac down in a single hit, and his uppercuts are accompanied by the sounds of firing shotguns. Von Kaiser is also one of the oldest characters to fight in the Punch-Out!! series, with the only boxer known to be older than him being Hoy Quarlow.
In Punch-Out!! for the Wii, Von Kaiser was voiced by Horst Laxton and, unlike his original NES appearance, spoke legitimate German.
Von Kaiser appears again as the second boxer to face in Punch-Out!: VR.
Von Kaiser appears as a trophy in Jake's Super Smash Bros..
|Standing at 6'0" and weighing in at 144lbs, it's the German Steel Machine: Von Kaiser! At 42 years old, he's the oldest opponent currently in the World Video Boxing Association, but that doesn't mean he's necessarily a tough opponent. Sure, he's got more wins than the others in the Minor Circuit, but he's still the second opponent Little Mac goes against in his climb to the top. Maybe his time teaching kids how to box at the military academy has made him lose his edge over the years? Then again, he's lost to his students so many times he's developed an emotional trauma.|