In Karnov's original appearance, he has been sent by God to defeat the devil Arakatai's army, which has invaded the kingdom of peace, Kriamina. In Fighter's History, he is simply attempting to prove he is the strongest man in the world. In Fighter's History Dynamite, he is attempting to reclaim his title after his embarrassing defeat by notable Osakan native and foul-mouth, Makoto Mizoguchi. He has also made additional cameos in many other Data East games. When he is encountered as the boss of the first stage in Bad Dudes, it even plays a special arrangement of the Bad Dudes boss theme, featuring part of the classic "Karnov" tune.
- Height: 180cm
- Weight: 135kg
- Blood Type: A
- Occupation: God's Warrior
- Likes: Treasure, ladders, and power.
- Dislikes: Farming
Appearances in other games
Karnov is perhaps more well known as a character who was reused in many Data East games as an enemy sprite. He is considered to be an unnoficial mascot of Data East.