Pronounced as "Gay-Knits", a The King of Fighters character who is infamous for his Yo no Kaze (Winds of the Night) move while uttering "Koko desu ka? (Be it here?)" during the execution.
He is one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi who took Rugal Bernstein's right eye, who in turn took that of Heidern's. As an experiment, he granted his opponent some of Orochi's power to see if he could become a valid host for the entity. Goenitz eventually assigns the task of observing the crimelord to two other Hakkeshu, Mature and Vice.
Meanwhile, he paid a visit to a remote village where a Hakesshu member, Gaidel, was staying. To his surprise, Gaidel was living a peaceful life and had no interest in their lord's mission. In response, Goenitz activated the Riot of the Blood in Leona, which lead to the death of her parents and everyone else in the village. Pleased with the results, he sealed away her memories and continued to look for ways of speeding up his lord's revival. He noticed that the seal containing Orochi is too strong for his lord, so he paid a visit to the Yata household. He murdered the current head of the clan, Kagura Maki, to break the seal's power.
Sometime after the 1995 tournament, he also decided to track the Three Sacred Treasures that previously defeated his lord. Since he had previously judged Chizuru and Mature and Vice were keeping an eye on Iori, Goenitz decided to personally test Kyo's strength. Although he expected a glorious fight from the 1995 champion, he defeated the Kusanagi heir with ease. Later, he interrupts the 1996 tournament to finally end all three heirs at once. In the final events of the tournament He is defeated by Kyo with the help of, Iori, and Chizuru, humiliated Goenitz commits suicide in the aftermath of the tournament, making Kyo the champion of the tournament.