History Characters / FistOfTheNorthStar

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!From The First Series !!The Four Hokuto Brothers ''Hokuto Shinken'' ("North Dipper Divine Fist") is an 1800 year-old Chinese assassination art (2000 years in the TV anime) formed during the [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Three Kingdoms Era of Ancient China]]. The martial art's power lies in striking one of the 708 ''keiraku hikou'' ("hidden channeling points") {{Pressure Point}}s in the human body. This causes the victim to explode internally, but other uses include rendering the victim under the user's control or become incapacitated without any damage. ''Hokuto Shinken'' can also be used to heal certain physical and psychological wounds, such as restoring a person's voice, eyesight or memories, though its primary purpose is assassination. Furthermore, while the average person uses only 30% of their body's potential strength, ''Hokuto Shinken'' masters can tap into the remaining 70%, including the use of ''touki'' ("fighting spirit/BattleAura") to project energy attacks, which can also strike pressure points without the user physically touching their opponent. Depending on the user, ''Hokuto Shinken'' can be a soft-styled martial art that depends greatly on accuracy or agility (such as Kenshiro and Toki), or a hard-styled art, which relies on strength and power (like Raoh). Because of its lethality and difficulty to master, the law of ''Hokuto Shinken'' declares only one successor per generation. Those who were trained but not chosen to inherit the style must renounce its use voluntarily or risk having their memories erased or their fist destroyed. [[folder:Kenshiro]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hokutonokenkenshiro_2077.jpg -> Voiced by: Creator/AkiraKamiya (TV anime and movie (JP)), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (OVA), Kunihiro Kawamoto (Creator/ArcSystemWorks FightingGame), Hiroshi Abe (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/HideoIshikawa (''Manga/LegendsOfTheDarkKing''), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (''[[VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage Ken's Rage]]'' (JP) and ''J-Stars Victory Vs.''), Creator/LexLang (TV anime (ENG)), KaijiTang (''Ken's Rage'' (ENG)) ->"Allow me to show you why ''Hokuto Shinken'' is the ultimate martial art in the world!" The 64th successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'', Kenshiro was adopted by his master Ryuken as the youngest of four sons alongside Raoh, Toki, and Jagi, all whom vied for succession. After being named as the rightful heir, he wished to settle down with his fiancée Yuria, but his rival Shin abducts her and defeats Kenshiro in combat, engraving the signature seven scars on his chest that form the North Dipper constellation. This sparks Ken's quest to rescue Yuria and eventually become the "Savior of the Century's End" (''Seikimatsu Kyūseishu''). ---- [[hardline]] * AllLovingHero: Albeit a rather violent, unforgiving one. Kenshiro has nothing but unconditional love for his fellow man, unless they prey on the innocent, that is, in which case both the offender's privilege AND life are forfeit. * AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: During the AnimatedAdaptation of the Raoh arc, ExecutiveMeddling and {{Moral Guardian}}s forced Toei Animation to put Kenshiro into contrived situations where he spares the lives of children who are JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope, and deliver [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed life lessons]] ("You may steal to stay alive, but keep doing it and you'll grow to like it, and become ''real'' villains"; in other words, "Then I will REALLY kill you") with the subtlety of a brick. Thankfully, this is not done to the detriment of the plot and the story's thematic soul, [[EndingFatigue unlike the post-Kingdom of Shura arc of the manga, left un-animated]]. * AndTheAdventureContinues: Every major part ends with Kenshiro wandering into the wasteland to whatever fate awaits him. With Raoh's defeat, [[spoiler:he and Yuria ride off on Kokuoh to live out the rest of her remaining years with him]]; post-Kingdom of Shura, he journeys with Ryu to properly teach him the ways and philosophy of ''Hokuto Shinken''; in the grand finale, he continues alone on his mission to protect the innocent wherever he can. --> "I don't need a name on my grave! If I die, it will be on the desert of battle!" * '''{{Badass}}''': Easily one of the best examples for the {{Shonen}} genre. * BadPowersGoodPeople: Making people's heads or bodies go all BodyHorror and [[LudicrousGibs explode]] is no good power. Hokuto Shinken is explicitly an assassin's art, and is considered sinister and shadowy. Yet... * BashBrothers: With Rei * BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: In ''Ken's Rage 2'', [[spoiler:when he's about to recover his memory, Kenshiro is forced to fight his inner self who doesn't want to remember the sadness he accumulated all those years ago. His inner self has access to every ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique, while the current Kenshiro is rendered with AmnesiacDissonance, and must defeat him in order to regain his memories and defeat Bolge]]. * BerserkButton: Never abuse a child in front of Kenshiro or let him find out you killed them. Just don't. Zeed, Spade, Diamond, the Godland Army, Jackal, the Kiba Clan, Jagi, Souther, etc. all learned this the hard and painful way. ** It's also a VERY bad idea to abuse women in front of Kenshiro. See WifeBasherBasher. * BewareTheNiceOnes: Very kind, heroic and totally selfless...unless you're a villain, in which case, goodbye. * BigOlEyebrows: It's like two caterpillars crawled onto his face and started munching his hair, and he was too nice to complain about it. * BossSubtitles: "The Savior of the Post-Apocalyptic World: '''Kenshiro'''" * BruiserWithASoftCenter: Yuria doesn't love Kenshiro for his hyper-masculinity, but rather for his gentle, sensitive and kind-heartedness. * BullyingADragon: Are [[{{Mooks}} bandits and thugs]] really that dumb to try to taunt and torment this guy? ** Most {{mooks}} are at least a head taller than him and are usually armed. Now, the ones who attack him AFTER seeing their pals explode are either [[TooDumbToLive not very smart to begin with]] or have [[BadBoss bosses who will kill them if they run]]; either way, the poor bastards don't have it easy. * BullyHunter: And those he hunts ''never'' live to learn from their mistakes, though they usually aren't ''child'' bullies either. * CainAndAbel: The Abel to Jagi's Cain * CatchPhrase: ''Omae wa mō shindeiru'' ("You're already dead"). There's also the ''Omae wa sude ni shindeiru'' variation, which means the same thing, but it's nowhere near as prevalent. * CharlesAtlasSuperPower: He had to train his entire life to become what he is. In contrast, Toki may have had more ''raw'' talent and was a prodigy, but his illness reduced him too much for him to be successor. * [[spoiler:CoolHorse]]: [[spoiler:Gains Raoh's elephant-sized black stallion Koku-Oh after his death]]. * DeadpanSnarker: Kenshiro may be a pretty serious guy, but he does get a few lines in when killing mooks. * DeathGlare: If Ken gives you one of these, [[YourHeadASplode prepare to shout]] "[[MemeticMutation HIDEBU!!!]]" or something similar at the top of your lungs. * DesperationAttack: ''Tenha Kassatsu''; according to Kenshiro, this technique rescues the user from the brink of peril. * {{Determinator}}: Ken will not stop until the right thing has been done, preferably with his own fists. * EarnYourHappyEnding: In ''Ken's Rage'', [[spoiler:Yuria is SparedByTheAdaptation, since she never contracted radiation poisoning (in fact, it's not mentioned) and Raoh achieved ''Musou Tensei'' for other reasons, thus Kenshiro gets to live HappilyEverAfter with her. This change is strange since it happens in the primary "Legend Mode", while other characters who get their respective happy endings get pushed into "Dream Mode" territory, which makes Kenshiro's own dream scenario worthless, since he dreams of defeating Raoh and living together with Yuria once again. While the same happens in Legend Mode, in Dream Mode, it's for different circumstances]]. * EasilyForgiven: Has the tendency to be on the forgiving end of this trope, as mocked [[http://www.baka-raptor.com/2009/02/14/love-conquers-all/ here]]. Note, though, that Ken does tend to forgive his enemies only after [[RedemptionEqualsDeath fatally wounding them first]], unlike a lot of other example of this trope. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Occasionally played around with the likes of Mr. Heart. * EmotionalBruiser: "And so you see, boys and girls, it IS manly to be sensitive and kind." * {{Expy}}: Based on BruceLee and Film/MadMax. ** BruceLeeClone * TheFettered: An excellent example. * {{Flanderization}}: ''New Fist of the North Star'' didn't try to make Kenshiro appear soft and gentle or a genuine protector of the innocent, but rather portrayed him as a cold-blooded assassin. However, while Kenshiro is a '''lot''' harsher and colder in the OVA, the characters were also a '''lot''' less sympathetic, and anyone he felt actual sympathy for forced him to kill them in one way or another. In fact, none of the villains are sympathetic; furthermore, the smaller cast of characters and the length of the OVA reduced his time spent not killing foes and showing his gentle nature outside of battle didn't help much. ** With UsedToBeASweetKid, EvenEvilHasStandards, and WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds going for him AND being overcome by remorse and DrivenToSuicide once he remembers what having humanity feels like, Seiji, the main villain, is one of the most sympathetic in the entire franchise. His father, not nearly as much, but it's still made clear he genuinely loved his son and did what he did so Seiji would grow strong enough to one day kill him in battle and take the throne. * FourIsDeath: Kenshiro's CatchPhrase is four words long, and his MeaningfulName includes the character for the number four. * FriendToAllChildren: Any child Kenshiro meets instantly warms up to him, and children are the ones who see Kenshiro at his most gentle and friendly. [[PapaWolf Hurting a child in front of him]] [[{{Understatement}} is suicide]]. * GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red]] and seriously evil-looking * '''GoodIsNotSoft''': Oh, boy... * HeroicBSOD: Kenshiro does his best to embetter the world despite the despair and loneliness he goes through and trying to inflict this trope on him often only makes him angrier and stronger. However, ''Last Piece'' shows that [[DespairEventHorizon Yuria's real death sent him into a great depression]], to the point he feels unworthy of helping Juza's son and wants to be left alone. * HitmanWithAHeart: While Kenshiro does not accept contracts to kill people, ''Hokuto Shinken'' is still an assassination art, but Kenshiro is one of its most kind-hearted practitioners, if utterly merciless toward his enemies. * HonorBeforeReason * HopeBringer: "The Savior of the Century's End"; he EARNED that title * HurtingHero: Lesser men would have been completely broken by the things Kenshiro goes through. Sometimes, [[ManlyTears his emotions do get the better of him]], but [[{{Determinator}} that just means he'll rip the villains a new one more fiercely]]. * IdealHero: "I refuse to build my own future on the blood and tears of others!" * IdenticalGrandson: To his uncle Professor Kenshiro Kasumi, the 62nd Successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' and dean of literature at Tokyo's University for Proper Young Ladies in 1935. The final story arcs of ''FistOfTheBlueSky'' leaves the possibility open that Kenshiro is actually a reincarnation of his uncle. * IHaveManyNames: Feared far and wide as "The Man With Seven Scars" and revered far and wide as "The Savior of the Century's End" * InSeriesNickname: "Ken" * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Not only will Kenshiro never back down from doing the right thing, offering him rewards for doing so is [[CurbStompBattle to get on the wrong side of a one-sided ass-beating]]. * KamehameHadoken: ''Tenha Kassatsu''; in the manga against Baran, [[spoiler:a ''Hokuto Shinken'' "imitator" who'd been strongly influenced by Raoh]], Kenshiro showcases how to perform a proper ''Hokuto Gosho Ha''. ** ''Hokuto Tenkai Senretsu Sho'' in ''Ken's Rage'' * KiAttacks: He can use his "fighting ''ki''" to attack an opponent's pressure points at a distance, though the only time he's ever done this was using ''Tenha Kassatsu'' against Souther. * KungFuJesus: The prequel film ''Legend of Kenshiro'' makes explicit allusions to himo being this trope, right down to his resurrection from being literally crucified by a tyrant, and multiple references to God (''Kami-sama'') instead of Heaven (''Ten''). ** His title is the "Savior of the Century's End" for a reason. * LightningBruiser: While he may not be the most agile fighter in the show, he's far from slow, and very damned strong to boot. ** Also applicable to his ''Ken's Rage'' incarnation: while ''Nanto Seiken'' ("South Dipper Holy Fist") fighters tend to be faster, Kenshiro's the fastest of the ''Hokuto'' brothers and relies on this via dodge/jump cancelling for invincibility frames. This is before mentioning his access to ''Musou Tensei'', which in-game gives him fifteen ''seconds'' of NighInvulnerability. ** JackOfAllStats: In the Arc Systems Works fighting game * {{Lolicon}}: Averted; although Lin has a crush on him, he sees her as a surrogate younger sister. * ManlyTears: All the time; notable in that at ''no'' point does he attempt to hide his tears. * MadeOfIron * MeaningfulName: In the ''Fist of the North Star'' pilot illustrated by Tetsuo Hara before working with Buronson, Kenshiro's name was written in kanji characters that literally meant the "[[FourIsDeath Fourth Son of the Fist]]"(拳四郎). * MenDontCry: [[AvertedTrope Oh, the HELL they don't]]!! * MidSeasonUpgrade: Acquires a small one when [[spoiler:he inherits Ein's weighted gloves]] after the Heavenly Emperor arc, making his punches hit slightly harder. * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Kenshiro has a ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique for everything. ''Everything''. * NiceGuy: Just don't do anything that can be considered evil under his eyes, or he will ''brutally kill'' you. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: Failing to put Jagi out of his misery when he had the chance not only ruined his own life, as well as Yuria, Shin, Rei and Airi, but threw away the lives of countless innocents in the process. Thankfully, Ken learned his lesson and did not show Jagi mercy in their second fight. * OneManArmy * PapaWolf * PayEvilUntoEvil: While he himself is LawfulGood, he ''does'' kill most of his opponents in painful and [[{{Gorn}} gory]] ways, mostly because of KarmicDeath, and every {{Mook}} seems to be a complete scumbag and incapable of doing right. * PowerCopying: The ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique ''Suieishin'' allows Kenshiro to learn an opponent's techniques just from fighting or observing them. Two notable examples is during Kenshiro's fight with Shuh by using ''Nanto Seiken'' techniques and when Kenshiro confronts Raoh in his rush to find the Last General of Nanto, where he uses Toki's stance and one of Rei's techniques. Rihaku (and in the anime, Raoh) see the spirits of the fighters that Kenshiro has fought and learned from. ** More explicitly evoked by a blinded Kenshiro in the anime when several of Raoh's biker troops tried to stop him from reaching the General: the troops deliberately revved their engines in hopes that it would drown out the sound of their attack, thus Kenshiro drew upon his experience with Shuh to defeat them. * PreAssKickingOneLiner: Frequently * RapidFireFisticuffs: ''Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken'', delivered with his trademark "[[{{Kiai}} ATATATATATATATATATATATATATA]]!" * RatedMForManly * RightMakesMight: This might as well be tattooed on Kenshiro's knuckles so it's the last thing a mook sees before his fist goes right through his face. Kenshiro's fighting prowess comes from Hokuto Shinken. Kenshiro's STRENGTH comes from the [[IncorruptiblePurePureness righteousness of his cause]] and [[{{Determinator}} his unwillingness to ever give up]]. * ShipperOnDeck: Believes Lin should love Bat, not him, [[spoiler:and he gets them together at the end of the manga]]. * SleevesAreForWimps: Curiously, the first time he was ever defeated, he was wearing a leather jacket with sleeves. * TheStoic: ''Some'' of the time. Other times... * TenderTears: Being a merciless death machine on two legs notwithstanding, Kenshiro is still one of the most sensitive and kind-hearted men in 1980s manga. He may actually cry these ''more'' than ManlyTears, if you can believe it. * ThinkNothingOfIt: Helping innocent people to him is not a duty, but the ''right'' thing for a man to do. * TouchOfDeath: In increasingly elaborate forms * TragicHero: Anyone tied to him via the bonds of family and friendship are doomed to a violent, tragic death, hence his refusal to ever settle down [[spoiler:after Yuria's death]]. ** When he left the Lin's town in the first chapter of the manga, the village elder explained to Lin that this trope was the reason: where the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' treads, death follows. * UnexpectedSuccessor: Kenshiro upset the odds when he became the 64th successor, since Toki was in the running lead, until his deteoriating health forced Ryuken to reconsider. * [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Kenshiro unsurprisingly doesn't smile much, but whenever he does, it's the warmest, most loving sight imaginable. [[FriendToAllChildren Children]] are the most common reason he'll crack a smile (indeed, the first smile he gives in the series is to Lin). * WideEyedIdealist: He is noble, compassionate and kind-hearted to the core in a CrapsackWorld where only the only law is the survival of the fittest. When they met and Bat saw that he would not lift one finger to break out of the jail to protect a little girl, Bat wondered how he had survived so long. Shortly afterwards Bat learned exactly ''why'' [[{{Badass}} Ken can afford to be nice]]. * WifeBasherBasher: You think Ken's usual techniques are cruel? You haven't see what he does to those who dare to hit women... [[PayEvilUntoEvil ooh, boy]]... * WorldsBestWarrior: Goes hand-in-hand with being TheAce. * YouAreAlreadyDead: ''Hokuto Shinken'' techniques have this general effect. The trope-naming CatchPhrase is delivered just before... * YourHeadASplode: One of the more common occurrences when Kenshiro uses a ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique, although he gets ''far'' more creative later on than simply internally, exploding heads. [[/folder]] [[folder:Raoh]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/62587_9317.jpg -> Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (TV anime[[note]]Debut episode only[[/note]]), KenjiUtsumi (TV anime, movie, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Takashi Ukaji (''Legends of the True Savior'', ''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/TesshoGenda (''Legend of Heroes'' and ''J-Stars Victory Vs.''), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (''Ken's Rage'' (JP)), Dave J. Mitchell (''Ken's Rage'' (ENG)) ->"The legend of the fear of ''Ken-Oh'' begins now!" The self-proclaimed ''Ken-Oh'' (拳王 "King of the Fist") and the "Conqueror of the Century's End", Raoh is the AloofBigBrother of Kenshiro and Toki and leads his army to deliver order to the land with an iron fist. Despite being a cruel, ruthless tyrant, Raoh is shown to have compassion deep in his heart and mourns for the fact that he has to kill his brothers to achieve his goals, but places his ambition above anything else. [[spoiler:When he discovers that Yuria is the Last General of Nanto and takes her for himself, he finds he cannot defeat Kenshiro, who has learned the ultimate ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique ''Musou Tensei''. Believing that by killing Yuria, he will come to learn of sorrow and achieve the technique, until she reveals she is already dying from radiation sickness. Admitting his love and sorrow over her impending doom, Raoh extends her life, which also enables him to learn ''Musou Tensei'', but at the cost of being unable to best his adoptive brother]]. When Raoh is defeated by Kenshiro, he commends his younger brother and raises his fist, dying in a pillar of light and restoring it to the world. ---- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From silver hair in the manga to black in the Toei anime. * AntiVillain: For what it's worth, Raoh ''did'' make the world a better place. * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: His death could be interpreted as this, since not only did he leave his body behind when he died, but he also died without regrets, a sign of higher understanding of the human condition. * AloofBigBrother: To Kenshiro and Toki * AmbitionIsEvil: Subverted; Raoh wanting order brought to the chaotic land is noble, but his methods aren't. * '''{{Badass}}''': Nearly as much as Kenshiro...[[DiedStandingUp nearly]] * BadassCape: It isn't just for show either, since this is the method he uses [[spoiler:to give Rei a slow, painful death]]. * BigBad: Of the first part * BlondGuysAreEvil: Raoh originally had blond hair in the manga, but was given black hair in the early anime series and movie, although his earlier design for the movie (as seen in a pre-production teaser) depicted him blond. ''Legends of the True Savior'' reverts it back to platinum/silver, until ''Legends of the Dark King'' gave him blond hair again. * BossSubtitles: "The Ruthless Conqueror: '''Raoh'''" * BoringInvincibleHero: In ''Legends of the Dark King'' * CharacterDevelopment: He becomes a better person over the course of his conflict with his brothers, and ultimately perishes having achieved the spiritual enlightenment he once scorned. * [[spoiler:ChinesePeople]]: The later story arcs and ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'' reveals he is this. * CoolHelmet: Raoh wears an awesome-looking horned one. Breaking it is a sign that the one who did it is a force to be reckoned with. * CoolHorse: The elephant-sized black stallion Koku-Oh, whom Raoh singlehandedly tamed. * DarkMessiah * DarthVaderClone: Let's see: LargeAndInCharge? Check. Related to the main character? Check. Large RedshirtArmy at his disposal? Check. Kills a character important to the main character partway through the series? Check. Member of an ancient warrior tradition? Check. Menacing helmet and cape combo? Check. Defeats TheHero in their initial fight? Check. [[HiddenDepths Hidden]] NobleDemon qualities? Check. [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath DyingMomentOfAwesome after being defeated by TheHero? Check.]] Really, Raoh isn't so much an {{Expy}} of Darth Vader than he is a borderline CaptainErsatz. * DeathEqualsRedemption: Alongside redeeming the world with him. * DeathGlare: His default expression, whether he wants it or not; it also has its own sound effect. This particular glare once forced a 400 kg tiger to fear for its life. * DiabolusExMachina: You'd think he could be the protagonist with all the lucky breaks he gets. * DiedStandingUp: One of fiction's most famous examples. * DifficultButAwesome: In the FightingGame, he's one of, if not, the hardest character to learn, being the most {{Combo}}-oriented character with chains that deplete all of his opponent's life (even without the ManaMeter!), but is offset with poor speed, defense and move mix-up. * DyingMomentOfAwesome * EasilyForgiven: Is revered with honor and love posthumously, despite [[spoiler:murdering his own adoptive father Ryuken, sentencing Rei to a slow, agonizing death]] and brutalizing anyone else who stood in his way. * EmotionalBruiser: As much as he tries to deny it, Raoh has a heart just as sensitive and kind as Toki's. * EvenEvilHasStandards: For all the blood he has shed to build his empire, Raoh does love and protect his citizens like a father, and does '''NOT''' tolerate senseless torture and brutality of helpless innocents who are (despite his issues) loyal to him, as his army of sadistic henchmen who thought he had "disappeared" found out rather painfully. He has a practially ''chivalrous'' hatred towards those who beat, kill or rape women. See WifeBasherBasher. ** In the ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting'', he justifies himself [[spoiler:to the spirit of Ryuken]] by claiming that in effect, his unitary force is actually preventing them from being unleashed onto everyone else, and that he's planning to remove them when the time is right. [[spoiler:He's not kidding about the latter]], but he'd felt that he couldn't tell anyone else. ** Despite his ambition to conquer the world, he (ironically, like Jagi in the manga SpinOff ''Manga/FlowerOfCarnage'') would never completely turn himself away from his duty as a ''Hokuto Shinken'' practitioner. Raoh went to Kenshiro's second fight with Souther to watch Kenshiro die, but even he felt obligated to verbally retort Souther when he began mocking their martial art. * FaceHeelTurn * FallenHero * FamousLastWords: "わがしょうがいにいっぺんのくいなし!!" (''Waga shougai ni ippen no kui nashi!!''; "My life was one lived without a single regret!!") * FightingSpirit: Raoh's BattleAura is so strong, he can attack an enemy without moving a muscle. * AGodAmI: He intends to ''literally'' take down God himself in becoming one. * GodEmperor: Sees himself as one. He will not allow people to praise any Saviors other than himself, and will try to eliminate any opposition. * AGoodWayToDie * GoOutWithASmile: ...and a defiant fist to Heaven! * GracefulLoser: Broken-and-defeated by Kenshiro, [[FinalFirstHug Raoh holds the young warrior's face for the first and final time]] like a big brother: --> '''Raoh''': "Come, let me see the face of the man who has defeated Raoh. You are magnificent, my little brother." --> '''Kenshiro''': "[[{{Tearjerker}} Big brother...]]" * HeroKiller: Introduced in the main storyline by having [[spoiler:Rei's [[YourDaysAreNumbered days numbered and counting down painfully]]]]. * HiddenHeartOfGold: Very well hidden, unless you earn his respect like Shuh, Shuren, Jyuza and Yuria did. * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: For someone who wanted to restore peace and stability, Raoh sure picked some shifty generals. However, this is averted in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting'', where he's entirely aware of his underlings' tendencies, but feels that he can't remove them...''yet''. * IfICantHaveYou: Raoh vows to make Yuria his lover or kill her trying. [[spoiler:He winds up extending her life by a bit more]]. * IRegretNothing: Potentially a contender for TropeCodifier. See FamousLastWords. * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: From the innocent wish of an idealistic boy was a sea of blood and tears shed: --> '''Young Raoh''': "I will return to the Land of Shura, the greatest warrior under Heaven, to defend and protect everybody." * KamehameHadoken: ''Hokuto Gosho Ha'' and ''Tenshou Honretsu'' * KungFuJesus: He LITERALLY brings light and hope back to the world by giving his remaining-life force to Heaven. * LargeAndInCharge: Raoh stands at 6'11", according to his [[WordOfGod official bio]]. The only other characters in canon larger than him are Fudoh of the Mountain and the Devil's Rebirth. His already imposing presence means he's somewhat rarely drawn larger than them, anyways. * LightningBruiser ** MightyGlacier: His incarnation in the fighting game. * LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:For what it's worth, his love for Yuria ends up making him a better person]]. * NecessarilyEvil: Bringing peace to a war-torn planet through sheer brute force. * NiceJobFixingItVillain: If he hadn't taught Kenshiro kung fu while they were children, Kenshiro never would have become the successor. * NobleDemon * OneManArmy * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He helps Kenshiro escape from Souther's men at one point, and has him bandaged up after his defeat by Souther for this very reason in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death''. * PosthumousCharacter: Became one in future story arcs following his death. It was easy to tell if a character was going to be important by whether or not Raoh was somehow involved in their back-story (Falco, Jakoh, Akashachi or any of the ''Hokuto Ryūken'' practitioners). Bonus points if the character was actually related to Raoh ([[spoiler:Kaioh and Sayaka]] or his son Ryu). * [[StabTheSky Punch The Heavens]] * RatedMForManly: One of the few characters on par with Kenshiro in terms of manliness. * RivalTurnedEvil * SeriousBusiness: To coincide with the release of ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death'', a RealLife funeral was arranged for him, although mainly done as a publicity stunt. * SNKBoss: In his ''Ken-Oh'' persona for the fighting game, Raoh has increased offense and defense, and has a more powerful version of ''Tenshou Honretsu'' at his disposal (essentially the ''true'' version of the technique). * SpotlightStealingSquad: After Toki's death, the series becomes focused on Raoh than it does about Kenshiro. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Kenshiro's RivalTurnedEvil who attempts to conquer the world [[spoiler:and falls in love with Yuria]] before being defeated by Kenshiro in a [[TearJerker tearking]] rematch. Are we talking about Raoh or Shin? ** Even their aliases are similar: Shin, until his reveal, was known as "King", while Raoh is ''Ken-Oh'', the "King of Fist". * TenderTears: The '''only''' times where Raoh EVER cries is to show how soft-hearted and ''kind'' a person he is deep inside, rather than how [[ManlyTears macho]] he can be. * ThirdPersonPerson: In accordance with his monumental arrogance, he's fond of referring to himself as "Raoh" or ''Ken-Oh''. * TragicVillain * UnskilledButStrong: In ''Legends of the Dark King'', Raoh claims he doesn't need the kind of precise control that Toki is capable of, and that only strength matters in achieving victory. * UsedToBeASweetKid * UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans * VillainProtagonist: Raoh is arguably the protagonist of the series in the original saga's last arc, as all the major battles feature him and revolve around his ambition and eventual redemption. * WellIntentionedExtremist * WifeBasherBasher: Not only is Raoh one of the few tyrants in the post-apocalypse to have ''never'' struck a woman, he himself '''despises''' those who do so. This is demonstarted in the manga wherein he ''literally'' SLAPS THE HEAD OFF A RAPIST who served in his army upon finding out the bastard has been up to his old tricks in his absence. This major PetTheDog moment is unfortunately ruined in the AnimatedAdaptation, wherein the slapper is changed to Kenshiro. [[/folder]] [[folder:Toki]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tokiideen_319.jpg -> Voiced by: TakayaHashi (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/HideyukiTanaka (OVA), KenyuuHoriuchi (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/HirokiTochi (''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/TomokazuSeki (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/KirkThornton (TV anime, ENG) Creator/LexLang (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) The second eldest of the ''Hokuto Shinken'' brothers, Toki is also the biological younger brother of Raoh. Upon [[{{Retcon}} leaving the Kingdom of Shura]] (originally, they left after their home village was destroyed), the siblings were taken in by Ryuken to be trained in ''Hokuto Shinken''. Toki, who was a more passive individual and does not fight unless he is pressed to do so, believed that by manipulating the body's pressure points gently, it can be used to heal the human body and began developing techniques for this "healing art". When the nuclear war began, in order for Kenshiro and Yuria to be safe within a fallout shelter with other survivors, Toki sealed himself out and was exposed to radiation, turning his hair white. After Kenshiro is appointed the new successor, Toki left to establish the "Village of Miracles", where he heals the sick and wounded with his knowledge of ''Hokuto Shinken'' and its healing capabilities. When Raoh began his conquering of the world, he ordered Toki to be imprisoned in the city prison "Cassandra". Upon being rescued by Kenshiro, Toki decides to face Raoh to fulfill an old promise to his brother and kill him to prevent his ambitions from succeeding. Unfortunately, Toki's radiation sickness has taken its toll and is defeated by Raoh. [[spoiler:However, his brother does not wish to end his life and urges him to live whatever days he has left in peace. While Toki continues to heal the sick, Ryuga comes to the Village of Miracles to assassinate him, hoping that by killing Toki, it would help awaken the sadness within Kenshiro's heart and give him the strength needed to defeat Raoh. Toki complies with Ryuga's actions and is mortally wounded, but survives long enough after Kenshiro defeats Ryuga to tell his adoptive brother to use his and Ryuga's deaths to empower himself through sorrow]] ----- * TheAce: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]; Toki's radiation sickness saps much of his physical might, which, even though he's still one of the absolute deadliest fighters in ''Fist of the North Star'' canon, severely handicaps him from being the top. If he wasn't affected, Toki could easily be called the most enlightened, physically capable, unbeatable human being on the face of the planet. * {{Badass}}: Originally chosen to be the successor to ''Hokuto Shinken'' before contracting radiation poisoning, and roughly on-par with Raoh, even while succumbing to his illness. Let that sink in for a moment. * BadassBeard * BadassInDistress * BewareTheNiceOnes: As a child, he gives a bandit a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for killing his pet dog. As a pacifist, he'll kill his enemies without ever touching them. * BigBrotherMentor * BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:In ''Legend of Toki'', rather than being entangled with the Ryuga plotline, Toki returns to the Village of Miracles his LoveInterest Sara, presumably to live out his remaining days in peace. He finally dies from illness in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting'']]. * BossSubtitles: "Maker of Miracles: '''Toki'''" * [[spoiler:ChinesePeople]]: Via later story arcs and ''Fist of the Blue Sky'' * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite having a large role, Toki is not even mentioned in the 1986 movie. * CombatMedic * DangerousForbiddenTechnique: The pressure point ''Sekkatsukō'' grants a person increased strength at the cost of shortening their lifespan. Toki had to secretly use this pressure point on himself during his duel with Raoh, but his brother saw through the ruse when he does not believe a terminally ill Toki can just be as strong as him. * [[spoiler:DiedStandingUp]] * [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: [[spoiler:Gracefully done in the aftermath of Kenshiro's fight with Ryuga]] * EmotionalBruiser: More subdued than Kenshiro, but he has just a great smile that's warm and kind like his adoptive brother. * GeniusBruiser * [[spoiler:AGoodWayToDie]] * HandicappedBadass: His terminal illness saps much of his strength and it gives him an IncurableCoughOfDeath. He is still THE most formidable fighter in the entire series, only surpassed by Kenshiro and Raoh because of their health. A healthy Toki wouldn't even be TOUCHED by Kenshiro or Raoh, let alone anyone else in the series. * HealingHands * HeroicSacrifice: ''Twice'' - first through contracting radiation poisoning after closing the doors of a fallout shelter from the outside to save Kenshiro, Yuria, and dozens of others, and the second by [[spoiler:going through with Ryuga's plan to awaken true sadness in Kenshiro to help him unlock ''Musou Tensei'']]. * HonorBeforeReason: He allows Raoh to escape after his first fight with Kenshiro. ** Subverted and played straight at the same time: while letting Raoh go was partially out of love for his brother and not wanting to see him die, he acknowledged that if the three of them kept fighting, they would all die that day. The brothers unanimously agree that a world with all of them dead is far worse off than one of them alive. * HopeBringer: Oh, so much. He dedicates his life to easing the pain of the forsaken and defending the weak. * IllBoy * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Even MORE idealistic and benign than Kenshiro. Part of what made Kenshiro such a good person is because he had a big brother like Toki to guide him. * KungFuJesus: Almost literally, and practically his FanNickname, thanks to his most famous technique ''Hokuto Ujou Hagan Ken'' becoming nicknamed the "Jesus Beam". * LightningBruiser * LockedIntoStrangeness * LooksLikeJesus: As if his messianic behaviour wasn't enough to clue you in... * MessianicArchetype * MissedTheCall: One of the reasons why Toki was chosen originally to be Ryuken's successor was because Toki was considered a prodigy amongst prodigies in the art of ''Hokuto Shinken'', until fate had other plans. Sapped of his strength from radiation poisoning, he had no choice but to succede to Kenshiro. However, unlike other examples of the trope, Toki was not embittered by this and in fact appreciated being free of the responsibility of succession so he could pursue his vocation as a healer. If anything, his biggest regret was not ''being'' the successor, knowing just how much of huge burden it places on Kenshiro. * NiceGuy * SleevesAreForWimps * TheSmartGuy * TechnicalPacifist: When he is forced to fight, Toki's ''Hokuto Ujou Ken'' techniques causes no pain; instead, it leaves his opponents with a sense of euphoria and extreme pleasure before an exploding death. * TenderTears: Seems to be a prerequisite for being a ''true'' son of ''Hokuto Shinken''. * [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]] * TragicHero * WeakButSkilled: Sort of; due to his illness, he's the physically weakest of the Hokuto disciples, but Kenshiro and Raoh admit they're ''far'' outclassed by him in skill and technique. If he had been healthy, neither of them would have ''touched'' him. * WorfHadTheFlu: Raoh states that Toki had surpassed him in strength, but Toki's radiation poisoning severely weakened him in both of their fights. [[/folder]] [[folder:Jagi]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jagi_6595.jpg -> Voiced by: Creator/KojiTotani (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), PeterLurie (TV anime, ENG), ChikaoOhtsuka (movie, JP), Creator/DanWoren (movie, ENG), David Itō (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/WataruTakagi (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/DaveWittenberg (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) The fourth disciple of ''Hokuto Shinken'', Jagi is the second youngest of the four adoptive sons of Ryuken, and one of the top contenders of being the most ruthless, sadistic characters in the series (competed with Souther). When Ryuken appoints Kenshiro as his successor, only Jagi is outraged that the youngest of them is chosen and attempts to physically goad and intimidate Kenshiro to succede. Kenshiro easily beats him and disfigures his face in the process, but could not deliver the killing blow. Forced to wear an iron mask to hide his hideously deformed face, Jagi swears vengeance and convinces Shin to kidnap Yuria as a slight against Kenshiro. When his brother's reputation as the "Savior of the Century's End" builds, Jagi gives himself the matching seven scars of the North Dipper constellation on his chest to tarnish Kenshiro's reputation, killing anyone he doesn't fancy. Unlike his brothers, Jagi will use any means to win, by fighting dirty and using weapons in battle meant to be fought hand-to-hand. After Rei's younger sister Airi is rescued from the Fang Clan, Airi speaks of her kidnapper's cryptic identity and Kenshiro deduces that it was Jagi. Facing him on top of a burning building, Kenshiro kills his evil adoptive brother, but not before Jagi maniacally reiterates that Kenshiro must contend with their other ''Hokuto'' brothers if he must prove his worthiness as the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken''. ---- [[hardline]] * AbhorrentAdmirer: Gets a whole ''family'' of them in the Dream Mode of ''Ken's Rage''. * AccidentalHero: In his Dream Mode for ''Ken's Rage'', this is what the entire plot is all about. He and Amiba show up at a village to raid it, only to arrive a fraction of a minute after the Fang Clan and Zeed arrive, joining the villagers' favor over to their side simply by showing up and killing them. Next, they manage to run into Souther's army while pursuing Zeed and the Fang Clan, eventually defeating the entire ''Nanto'' army as a result, earning recognizion as a ''Hokuto Shinken'' user from Kenshiro and Toki. When they finally decide that enough is enough, they turn their attention on revenge against Kenshiro and Toki once and for all. However, it's revealed they actually defeated ''another set'' of impersonators, boosting their reputations even more while actually believing they had enacted their revenge. * AdaptationDyeJob: From black hair to blond in the Toei anime * AxCrazy: The craziest of the ''Hokuto'' brothers, and arguably the whole villain roster * BadBoss: It's a miracle Jagi even '''has''' henchmen, considering his complete willingness to slaughter them on a whim, making you think what keeps them loyal to him other than trying to not get him mad and take it out on them. * BerserkButton: Rape his girlfriend to death and then gloat about it? You're dead; call him by his name instead of Kenshiro's while he's destroying his adoptive brother's reputation? You're dead; anything involving a "younger brother"? You're dead; reel in terror at his disfigured face? You're really, really, '''REALLY''' dead. * BlackSheep: Jagi is a disgrace to ''Hokuto Shinken'' '''AND''' a disgrace as a human being. It's no coincidence that the "''Hokuto'' brothers" refers to Raoh, Toki, and Kenshiro; even in ''Ken's Rage'', Jagi is considered part of the "Special" category instead (the same category as Mamiya, both being weapons-based characters). Things have changed in the sequel, as Jagi is labelled as one of the ''Hokuto'' brothers and the interface pits him alongside Kenshiro, Raoh and Toki, even though he still gets forgotten, like in all other adaptations. * BossSubtitles: "Twisted Butcher of Hokuto: '''Jagi'''" * TheBrute: Relies more on brute force and tactics rather than the strategy of his brothers * CainAndAbel: An archtypal example in {{Shounen}} with Kenshiro * CallingTheOldManOut: Happens twice with Ryuken during ''Flower of Carnage'', both times a defining moment in Jagi's life. First, he calls Ryuken out for not teaching him ''Hokuto Shinken'' (Ryuken did not want to because he loved Jagi as his adopted son and wanted to spare him the tragedy that befalls practitioners of ''Hokuto Shinken''). Eventually, Ryuken relents; this is a ''[[{{Understatement}} bad]]'' idea. The second time is following the nuclear war and Jagi has lost his girlfriend. He threatens Ryuken and calls him a fool. Kenshiro does not approve, and the rest is history. * CombatPragmatist: Jagi makes using underhanded tactics into an art form. He spits needles while charging, uses a shotgun, and picked up a pillar to use against Kenshiro. The ultimate example of this is where he spills a tank of oil and and igniting it, while Kenshiro is on the ground. Naturally, it didn't work, but it's such a great example that it was made into Jagi's "[[OneHitKill Fatal KO]]" in the Arc System Works fighting game. * DespairEventHorizon: He clearly was close to losing all sense of hope completely when the bombs dropped, but he truly crosses it shortly after the death of his girlfriend Anna after being raped at the hands of a gang in ''Flower of Carnage''. Combined with the news of Kenshiro's succession shortly afterwards, this is what drove him to flat-out monsterdom. * DirtyCoward: Has the ignonimy of being the ''only'' ''Hokuto'' practitioner to beg and grovel for his life in the tradition's entire 1800-year history. * EvilChancellor: He serves this role temporarily to Shin, kicking off the series. One of his many, many moments of pure unadulterated assholeness. * FaceDeathWithDignity: One of the few major villains [[AvertedTrope to NOT do this]]. * FateWorseThanDeath: Despite being spared by Kenshiro in their first fight, Jagi had to use metal implants to stop his head from erupting, causing him excruciating pain and fueling his desire for revenge. * ForWantOfANail: ''So'' much could have gone better had his minions in ''Flower of Carnage'' not gotten to him in time to give him the bad news about Kenshiro's succession... ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysVV5eQ4D2Y His Dream Mode ending]] in ''Ken's Rage''. * FreudianExcuse: ''Flower of Carnage'' does reveal many of the reasons he grew up the way he did. * GiveHimANormalLife: Like the rest of the ''Hokuto'' brothers, Jagi was adopted by Ryuken, rescued from certain death. Ryuken refused to teach ''Hokuto Shinken'' to Jagi, since not only could he not show favoritism, he also wanted to spare Jagi the tragic fate that follows practitioners of ''Hokuto Shinken''. * {{Gonk}}: In the ''Legend of Yuria'', a young Jagi resembled a psychotic gremlin. * GunsAkimbo: Two {{Sawn Off Shotgun}}s in "Ken's Rage'' * {{Hammerspace}}: The fighting game allows him to put ''oil drums'' on the stage * HypocriticalHumor: Both from ''Flower of Carnage'': ** One time mocking a defeated Kenshiro during training: "Only those who can overcome their feelings of anger and hatred can learn ''Hokuto Shinken''!" ** And of course, his sheer drive over "the younger brother exceeding the elder," when Jagi's own ambition growing up was to exceed both Toki and Raoh. * IHaveNoSon: Played with - in ''Flower of Carnage'', Ryuken refuses to let Jagi call him father when he decides to teach him ''Hokuto Shinken'', as their relationship has changed from father/son to master/pupil, but it's not really disowning him so much as establishing the change in their relationship. However, Ryuken does later shun Jagi after he becomes more ruthless and underhanded. * '''{{Jerkass}}''': Easily the biggest dick in ''Fist of the North Star''. In fact, his feud with Kenshiro is basically the catalyst that caused a considerable amount of the conflict in the series. * JustBetweenYouAndMe ** From the anime series: --> "I want to tell you something funny, before you burn to a crisp. That guy, Shin, who you considered your friend, who do you think it was that turned him over to evil? IT WAS ME, THAT'S WHO!" ** From the 1986 anime movie: --> "I'll give you a going away present for your journey to hell. Shin, who took Yuria away from you, was driven mad by none other than myself!" ** From ''Ken's Rage 2'': --> "That so-called friend of yours, Shin! I'm the one that made him sell his soul to the devil!" * KickTheDog: ''Legend of Yuria'' shows a young Jagi attempting to kill Yuria's puppy for [[ForTheEvulz no apparent reason]]. * MasterOfNone: Knows ''Hokuto Shinken'' and ''Nanto Seiken'' but isn't good enough at either to beat Kenshiro. * MeaningfulName: His name comes from the word ''jaki'' meaning "evil spirit" * MoralityPet: Anna in ''Flower of Carnage'' * MyGreatestFailure: His failure to protect Anna is something he mourns, even in his dying moment. * NightmareFace: [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100917092255/hokuto/images/a/a8/Jagi_%28Jagi_Gaiden%29.jpg Has this as the result of arguing against Kenshiro's succession]]... ** In ''Ken's Rage'', he even has a move where he removes his mask and scares the enemy. * ParentalFavoritism, TheUnfavorite: Subverted; Jagi believes Ryuken will not teach him ''Hokuto Shinken'' because he prefers his adopted brothers over him. It's the complete opposite, as Jagi is Ryuken's favored son, since he sees him as a son, not a disciple. * [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Ryuken's Three Talented Students...And Jagi]]: After Jagi's death, the manga no longer mentions him and whenever Ryuken's students are mentioned, they usually refer to them as the "three ''Hokuto'' brothers", leaving Jagi unaccounted. Justified at first, since Jagi has already played out his role in the story, but even when Toki (and later Raoh) dies, the series continues to act as if only Raoh, Toki, and Kenshiro ever mattered (then again, Jagi had no role in the Kingdom of Shura arc). * SayMyName: His catchphrase; inverted in chapter 43 of the manga by ''Kenshiro himself''. -->"Jagi... say ''MY'' name!" * ShoutOut: In ''Ken's Rage'' (at least [[{{Woolseyism}} the American release]]), he'll sometimes call his enemies "[[Franchise/EvilDead primitive screwheads]]". * SiblingRivalry: Most prominently with Raoh, since Toki and Kenshiro actually cared for Jagi and tried to not be competitive, but eventually Raoh overshadowed Jagi WAY too much for the rivalry to be sustained. However, when his rivalry with Kenshiro blossomed, it became the driving force in Jagi's life. ** Add to this that when news of Kenshiro's succession reached him, [[InterruptedSuicide he was right about to commit suicide]]. Once he finally heard it, his rivalry with Kenshiro had become the ''sole'' driving point in life, since he technically already had [[DespairEventHorizon lost all hope]]. * SiblingYinYang: Jagi is Kenshiro's absolute polar opposite - evil, sadistic, underhanded, manic, sociopathic and completely lacking in empathy. * SleevesAreForWimps * SpellMyNameWithAnS: In all of Italian adaptation of the series, manga, anime and OVA, his name is always spelt "[[RollingStones Jagger]]". * StartOfDarkness: ''Flower of Carnage is this, giving Jagi a BelatedBackstory in an attempt to make him into a SympatheticMurderer. * ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: He really likes to combine this with his CatchPhrase in ''Ken's Rage''. * TragicMonster[=/=]TragicVillain: It's hard to see [[CardCarryingVillain now]], but he had such a tragic childhood and fate, it's through that and his own actions that he turned evil. * TokenEvilTeammate: In the Dream Mode of ''Ken's Rage'' for the ''Hokuto'' side. * UnreliableNarrator: Though ''Flower of Carnage'' is commendable in not making everyone else in Jagi's life a {{Jerkass}} (like most SympatheticMurderer retellings unfortunately do) while still making him a genuinely, sympathetic victim, unless the manga is endorsed as canon [[WordOfGod by Buronson and Hara]], it should only be at best viewed as a warped, deeply biased flashback of an already mentally-disturbed individual; further twisted out of context by an exploding brain in the final moments of his life. ** ''Ken's Rage 2'' (which supersedes ''Flower of Carnage'' in canon) makes no mention of Anna, which implies she was a manifestation of the love that he failed to understand in his lifetime. * UsedToBeASweetKid * VaderBreath: As a result of his facial disfigurement * VillainousFriendship[=/=]VillainTeamUp: With Amiba in ''Ken's Rage''. * WellDoneSonGuy: One of the reasons Jagi wants to learn ''Hokuto Shinken'' is he desperately wants Ryuken's approval, failing to realize that Ryuken does not want to teach Jagi ''Hokuto Shinken'' ''because'' he loves him. There was no need to seek his approval at all. ** Subverted upon Kenshiro's succession (when Jagi found out) and when he's dying: Jagi came to hate Ryuken, but never could completely turn himself away from ''Hokuto Shinken''. [[/folder]] !!Nanto Seiken Warriors ''Nanto Seiken'' is comprised of 108 different branches and is the polar opposite of ''Hokuto Shinken'': whereas the art of the latter involves internally destroying an opponent, ''Nanto Seiken'' uses air pressure to cleave and slice opponents externally. The top six masters of ''Nanto Seiken'' are called the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'' ("South Dipper Six Holy Fists"), with each one carrying a fate that corresponds to a star in the South Dipper constellation. All styles of ''Nanto Seiken'' are affiliated with avians. [[folder:Shin]] [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_sin_2002.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/ToshioFurukawa (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Takuya Kirimoto (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/TomokazuSugita (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/SteveBlum (TV anime, ENG), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (movie, English dub), Creator/DougErholtz (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) The successor of ''Nanto Koshū Ken'' ("South Dipper Lone Eagle Fist") and the bearer of the "Star of Martyrdom", Shin was originally Kenshiro's best friend while growing up, yet he was secretly in love with Kenshiro's fiancee Yuria, but refused to do anything about it. When Jagi goaded him to take Yuria for himself, convinced by his words that Kenshiro was too weak to protect her from the horrors of the post-apocalyptic world, Shin challenges and defeats Kenshiro in combat, engraving the signature seven scars on his chest. Taking Yuria with him, Shin amasses his own army of loyal thugs, taking on the title of "King" and establishing the city of Southern Cross as his kingdom. Eventually, Yuria despairs at the misguided tyranny committed in her name by Shin that she tries to take her own life by jumping from the palace balcony. [[spoiler:However, Yuria survives her suicide attempt from a rescue by the ''Nanto Goshasei'' ("South Dipper Five Chariot Stars"), her sworn guardians charged to protect her as the Last General of ''Nanto''. Shin is forced to relinquish Yuria as Raoh and his army are marching towards Southern Cross]]. He awaits for a revitalized Kenshiro in his palace and is defeated. However, rather than die by Kenshiro's hand, Shin throws himself off his palace to his death, as a final spite against his former rival. ----- [[hardline]] * AirJousting: Probably the most famous example of this trope when he crosses aerial kicks with Kenshiro in their battle. * AllThereInTheManual: ''Nanto Koshū Ken'' was not named at all in the manga and anywhere else until the ''All About the Man'' guidebook established it. * {{Badass}}: Not only the first warrior to put up a decent fight against Kenshiro, but also the one who gave him the seven scars * BadBoss: His ''introduction'' shows him executing mooks who had the audacity to survive a fight with Kenshiro by running away. * BetterToDieThanBeKilled: "[[FamousLastWords However, I refuse to die by your techniques! Kenshiro... Farewell]]!!" ** This is hilariously made into a "Fatal KO" for the fighting game, though it ''can'' be interrupted. * BigBad: The AdaptationExpansion in the TV series turned him into this for the first story arc, as did the live-action film. * BossSubtitles: "The Star of Martyrdom: '''Shin'''" * BlondGuysAreEvil: But used to be good. * DeathEqualsRedemption * DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:If her failed suicide attempt wasn't a big enough hint, Yuria unconsciously whispering Kenshiro's name, finally breaking Shin's hope in ever earning her love. He entrusts his love to the ''Nanto Goshasei'' shortly afterwards and resigns himself to fight Kenshiro to the death, believing that if Kenshiro wins, Yuria will be taken care of]]. * EmotionalBruiser * EvenEvilHasStandards: Sure, he's a maniacal overlord who raids villages and enslaves people, but he's chivalrous to a fault and in the series extends mercy to a young servant who betrayed him. Moreso in the animated movie in which he isn't shown as a ruler enslaving villages and his primary reason for stealing Yuria was because of his belief Kenshiro is too naive and weak to protect her in the apocalyptic world. * EvilCannotComprehendGood: If Shin really knew and loved [[MessianicArchetype Yuria]], he '''really''' shouldn't be surprised that she was DrivenToSuicide by the cruelty and genocide committed in the name of earning her love. ** In his Dream Mode of ''Ken's Rage'', Shin is shown to ''literally'' not comprehend selflessness. However, he does come to understand love, which instigates a HeelFaceTurn. * EvilFormerFriend * FaceHeelTurn ** HeelFaceTurn: Dream Mode is basically one to make Shin finally have a genuine turn by finally comprehending good and love rather than being a dickhead. * FallenHero * FashionableAsymmetry: His outfit in ''Ken's Rage'' * FingerPokeOfDoom: Shin can kill you just by poking his finger straight into your heart. Many of his techniques for ''Nanto Koshū Ken'' are jabbing motions intended to drive his hand straight into the enemy. * AGodAmI * IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Surprisingly averted; Shin's intentions with Yuria was because she favored Kenshiro over him. * ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Shin loves Yuria because she is an emotionally strong-willed woman whom he sees as a challenge to make her ''willingly'' fall in love with him. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Subverted by Jagi's influence * LoveMakesYouEvil: His obsession with Yuria turned him to the dark side, with a little prodding from Jagi. * [[spoiler:LoveRedeems: When he meets the ''Nanto Goshasei'' and discovers that Raoh is heading to Southern Cross, he entrusts Yuria to them instead of allowing Raoh, the more ruthless tyrant, to have her, because if news of Yuria's survival ever reached Raoh, he would do anything to take her.]] * MightMakesRight: Shin's personal mantra * MurderTheHypotenuse * OneManArmy: In episode 21 of the TV series, where he thwarts General Barcom's mutiny alone. * PimpedOutCape: Especially in ''Ken's Rage'' * PosthumousCharacter: In the manga, his character was fleshed out throughout post-mortem flashbacks after the Southern Cross arc was over, particularly when it came to his position within the ''Nanto Roku Seiken''; [[spoiler:the revelation about Yuria's survival was one]]. * {{Retronym}}: Since Shin was the first ''Nanto Seiken'' practitioner introduced in the story and the future of the manga was uncertain at the time, his specific style was never given a proper name. After other ''Nanto'' branches were subsequently introduced, Shin's own style became retroactively known as ''Nanto Koshū Ken''. * RivalTurnedEvil * StalkerWithACrush: After meeting Yuria in the prequel manga {{spinoff}} ''Jibo no Hoshi'' ("The Merciful Mother Star") * StarterVillain: He sets off as Kenshiro's old nemesis, but doesn't last beyond the first story arc. * ThemeNaming: Each of Shin's lieutenants are named after playing card suits * TokenMotivationalNemesis: Shin was introduced as an easily disposable antagonist in case the manga wasn't picked up beyond the initial ten chapters. As a result, there's no mention of any of the other ''Hokuto'' brothers or ''Nanto Seiken'' masters during the first few story arcs. * TragicVillain * {{Yandere}}: A rare male example in {{Shounen}} [[/folder]] [[folder:Rei]] [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_rei_8532.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/KanetoShiozawa (TV anime), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/IsshinChiba (Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/MatthewMercer (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Representing the "Star of Justice", Rei is the successor of ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' ("South Dipper Waterfowl Fist"). Sometime after the nuclear war, when Rei left his village to train, his parents were killed and younger sister Airi was kidnapped by "The Man With Seven Scars" on her wedding day. Rei wanders the wasteland looking for Airi, mercilessly slaughtering anyone who stands in his way. During the Fang Clan's incursion on Mamiya's village, he runs into Kenshiro, and aligns with him to take down the savages, eventually finding out they are holding Airi hostage. Although Rei is forced by the clan to fight and kill Kenshiro, both martial artists cleverly turn the tide against their enemies and rescue Airi. Upon restoring Airi's lost sight, Kenshiro reveals that he is the "The Man With Seven Scars", but Rei laughs it off, disbelieving the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' was the culprit. From then on, Rei becomes Kenshiro's most reliable ally and friend. When Raoh and his army invades Mamiya's village, Rei insists on fighting the tyrant, despite Kenshiro being at Cassandra rescuing Toki. Raoh bests Rei in combat by putting him in a state of pain and suffering via the ''Shinketsushū'' pressure point, dooming him to a bloody end in three days. Deciding to live the last of his life by facing his old rival Juda, who had a hand in Mamiya's traumatic past, Rei duels with his former friend and wins, but is nearing his last moments. Before he passes, he urges Kenshiro, and especially Mamiya, the love of his life, to live on. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From black in the manga to light blue in the Toei anime. This caused some problems when it was time for him to be LockedIntoStrangeness. The 1986 movie streamlined this by giving him white hair from the beginning. ** His hair in both ''Ken's Rage'' releases before getting LockedIntoStrangeness is a faded light teal, even though any official images have him with black hair. * AmazonChaser: Rei finds Mamiya very attractive and respects her courage and strength, but he would rather have her stay on the sidelines, if only because he's not comfortable with the idea of her getting hurt. * AntiHero: An UnscrupulousHero whilst searching for Airi, before reverting back to a straight-up heroic figure. * {{Badass}}: To the point that he's the only hero other than Kenshiro to take out a major villain in the original series. In the movie adaptation, he also sliced up Uighur. * BashBrothers: With Kenshiro * BigBrotherInstinct: This was Rei's motivation in a nutshell before he and Kenshiro crossed paths. * {{Biseinen}}: So beautiful that he can be mistaken for a woman from a distance, if given a cloak. ** When introduced, he's taking advantage of this to lure bandits into attempting to run him down... so that he can kill them and take their food for himself. * BossSubtitles: "The Star of Justice: '''Rei'''" * CourtlyLove: The honorable and gentlemanly manner in which Rei expresses his love towards the FieryRedhead Mamiya. [[spoiler:He never gets to kiss her before [[TearJerker his tragic death]]]]. * CruelAndUnusualDeath: Rei is the only protagonist in the entire series to die in the usual ''Hokuto Shinken''-induced way: [[LudicrousGibs gorily and painfully]] (even if he does get to keep a complete corpse). A GoryDiscretionShot is used to not show him dying this way explicitly, almost as if the creators themselves wanted to spare him the indignity. This just drives home how utterly tragic his death is. ** In ''Ken's Rage'', the camera view doesn't even follow him inside. * DeathGlare * ADeathInTheLimelight * DeathOrGloryAttack: ''Dankou Sousai Ken'', at least in the TV anime; [[TakingYouWithMe the technique would've killed Rei, but it would also cleave Raoh into pieces]]. Unfortunately, Raoh was able to predict this attack and trigger his ''Shinketsushū'' pressure point. * {{Deuteragonist}}: In the second arc * DoggedNiceGuy: To Mamiya. * DontYouDarePityMe: A milder version - Rei forbids Mamiya from despairing over his death, instead asking her to live life fully. * DyingAlone: To spare his friends and family the displeasure of seeing him die explosively, Rei locks himself in a house for his final moments. * DyingMomentOfAwesome: Invoked when he decides that Yuda would be a fine choice for his last opponent. * EarnYourHappyEnding: His Dream Mode in ''Ken's Rage'' is this in a nutshell. [[spoiler:After averting his death by Raoh, Rei is forced to pull a FaceHeelTurn, serving the tyrannical Souther as the ''Nanto Army'' TokenGoodTeammate, witnessing the death of Shuh who's helping him, and fights Kenshiro, all to save Airi and later Mamiya. He finally turns against Souther once Mamiya inspires him enough to not serve evil. The result is that Rei, Airi, and Mamiya live HappilyEverAfter in the latter's village]]. [[TearJerker Rei refuses to take that chance and prefers to meet his fate against Raoh]]. * EmotionalBruiser: His first major PetTheDog moment is when he warmly and kindly smiles at how the big brother of two siblings he gave chocolate to gave the bigger half to his baby sister. Aww... * FaceDeathWithDignity * FamedInStory: If Kenshiro is about to instill an ass-kicking on someone and reminisces about his fallen allies and rivals, Rei will ''always'' be shown front and center, even over Toki. * AGoodWayToDie: Rei lives the last three days of his life exactly the way he wants to, and goes to his death completely at peace. * GoodEyesEvilEyes: In Rei's introduction, his alignment as a potential hero or villain was pretty ambiguous, thus he was drawn with rather shifty eyes. It isn't until his good guy credentials are established that he's drawn more consistently with big eyes. * GoOutWithASmile: {{Double Subverted}}; after bidding his friends goodbye with a warm smile, Rei is stricken with a look of intense pain just before death... but when Mamiya looks up to see the Star of Death gone, she sees Rei's smiling face right next to the North Dipper. * HairColorDissonance: His white hair is generally represented as blue-ish. * HesBack: When he loses it against Raoh's men who are brutalising Lin and the other villagers, reclaiming his humanity and living up to his title of the Star of Justice. ** Additionally, after the agony of having his ''Shinreidai'' pressure point triggered by Toki, Rei explodes out of his hospital room and takes out two of Yuda's thugs with one stroke each. * HonorBeforeReason * HotBlooded * IFightForTheStrongestSide: How he used to live while searching for his sister * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Until Airi is rescued, when he becomes a straight-up NiceGuy. * KnightInShiningArmor: In many ways, Rei is the ideal medieval knight - [[OneManArmy a fearsome warrior,]] [[BadAss completely fearless,]] [[CourtlyLove incredibly chivalrous,]] and [[StayInTheKitchen horribly chauvanistic.]] * KungFuJesus * TheLancer: To Kenshiro, who calls him one of the greatest men he's ever known. * LightningBruiser: THE fastest, most graceful fighter on the heroic side. Once his ''Shinreidai'' pressure point is used, Rei still packs a punch, and can take multiple {{Razor Wind}}s from Yuda. * LivingOnBorrowedTime: But he sure as hell makes those last days of his life ''count''. * LockedIntoStrangeness: After having his ''Shinreidai'' pressure point touched by Toki to extend his life, the pain is so great that Rei's hair turns white. * LoveMartyr * MeaningfulFuneral: Rei may have died alone, but he did ''not'' die unloved. His place of death is surrounded by those who loved him, crying bitter tears at the loss of such a great man. * MrFanservice: In the manga SpinOff ''Soukoku no Garou'' ("Bloody Wolf's Darkness Blue") * OneManArmy * ThePowerOfLove: Right after he dies, at the funeral (re: burning the house down) Mamiya stares into the Heavens and realizes that she cannot see the "Star of Death" anymore. In ''Fist of the North Star'', anyone who sees the star dies within the year, no exceptions. Mamiya is the only character spared this fate because Rei used the last three days of his life to save her. * RealMenWearPink: Literally, with his pale pink protective cloth that makes people believe the one coming to them is a woman. * RedemptionEqualsDeath: Just as he rises to his destiny as the Star of Justice, he pulls a SenselessSacrifice. * SacrificialLion: After forming a strong bond with Kenshiro and his TrueCompanions, as well as receiving plenty of attention as a major character, Rei is the first one to fight against Raoh; it ends badly. The anime even uses his death to mark the end of the second story arc of the first series. * SenselessSacrifice: As a show of gratitude to Kenshiro, Rei tries to take down Raoh to spare him the duties of being the ''Hokuto Shinken'' successor. Raoh dooms Rei to a slow, painful, helpless death. * SleevesAreForWimps * StayInTheKitchen: Although Rei states Mamiya shouldn't get involved in physical fights because she is a woman, it was more out of concern and noble chivalry (as well as budding feelings) than generic {{Jerkass}}ery. Since she wouldn't listen, he decided to [[DefeatByModesty make his point more bluntly]]. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: A practitioner of ''Nanto Seiken''? Kenshiro's best friend? Hopelessly in love with a woman he can't have? Sounds a lot like Shin in his younger days... ** The relationship is inverted in this case: whereas Shin was Kenshiro's friend until he turned to evil, Rei wasn't exactly on the best of terms with Kenshiro when they first met. Interestingly, the reason why both were after Kenshiro (or in Rei's case, "The Man With Seven Scars") was because of Jagi. * TenderTears: Sheds these for Mamiya's suffering, the love of his life * TooManyBelts: His outfit in ''Ken's Rage'' * TokenGoodTeammate: In his Dream Mode of ''Ken's Rage'', he becomes this for the ''Nanto'' side when [[IHaveYourWife Souther holds Airi hostage]]. Shuh also counts, but Rei's the more visible example (that, and Shuh is a NonPlayableCharacter until the sequel). * TragicHero * WifeBasherBasher: {{Lampshaded}} by Rei during their first encounter with the Fang Clan: --> "I think we're both here for the same reason: we are both weak to the tears of a woman." [[/folder]] [[folder:Yuda]] [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_yud_16.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/BinShimada (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), KisshoTaniyama (''Legends of the Dark King''), Keisuke Baba (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Bearing the "Star of Enchantment" (also known as the "Star of Betrayal"), Yuda trained alongside Rei in the ways of ''Nanto Seiken'', but grew to resent him as Rei's ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' style was considered more elegant than his own ''Nanto Kōkaku Ken'' ("South Dipper Crimson Crane Fist") style. [[spoiler:When Yuda betrayed the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'' and aligned with Raoh, the six masters were divided into two factions: one for preserving order, while the other promoting chaos]]. He forms his own army, the "UD Gang", and uses them to gather concubines for himself, leaving them to his men when he considers them no longer beautiful. He had kidnapped Mamiya at one point, but she escaped. Yuda eventually discovers her location, bringing himself into conflict with Rei again. When Yuda is defeated, he concedes to Rei that he is the more beautiful of the two, admitting in his dying words he had secretly admired him. ----- [[hardline]] * AssistCharacter: In the fighting game, Yuda's fighting style revolves around using his henchman to trap his opponent. * BerserkButton: Yuda goes ballistic after [[MinorInjuryOverreaction receiving some minor cuts on his face]]. * BossSubtitles: "The Star of Enchantment: '''Yuda'''" * CampStraight: Possibly; he looks like a walking CampGay stereotype, but his introduction showcases a harem of women. It's his comments after his defeat at Rei's hands that makes the whole thing ambiguous. * CombatPragmatist: Knowing Rei's style depends on footwork, Yuda chooses his battlefield to be flooded by the breaking of a nearby dam, resulting in the mud bogging Rei down and Yuda's RazorWind based style ''Nanto Kōkaku Ken'' to cut him up. * CurbStompBattle: In ''Soukaku no Garou'', Yuda sends a thousand man army against [[spoiler:Rofu, Rei's EvilMentor]]. [[ConservationOfNinjutsu It ends very badly for Yuda]]... * DarkChick * DefensiveFeintTrap: One of his special moves in the fighting game has him feign [[CycleOfHurting being stunned]]. It's possible to cancel it into any hit, allowing Yuda to gain an extra star for using the "Fatal KO" mechanic when the hit connects. * DrivenByEnvy: His one-sided feud with Rei started because he couldn't accept the idea that Rei's "Nanto Suichō Ken" was more graceful than his own style. * DepravedBisexual: All, but outright stated - he's a sexual predator on a literally industrial scale, harvesting hundreds of women from nearby villages for his harem, while his FamousLastWords to Rei are ''thiiis'' close to being a DyingDeclarationOfLove. * DudeLooksLikeALady: In any prequel material * TheDragon: To Souther in ''Ken's Rage'' * DiedInYourArmsTonight: Died in Rei's arms, the only man he considered worthy of his envy * EasilyForgiven: Despite his misogyny and evil deeds, Rei mourns his rival's death with sympathy * EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Extremely effeminate and treats his harem as dolls * EvilRedhead ** HairColorDissonance: Sometimes it's bright red, sometimes it's closer to pink * ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: An uncommon male example * FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:As part of betraying the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'']] * FanDisservice: In his introduction, we see a muscular Yuda walking around in a speedo and putting lipstick and eyeshadow? [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/HNK/1/51/YUDA%20JUDA%20FIST%20OF%20THE%20NORTH%20STAR%20HOKUTO%20NO%20KEN%20FACT%20SHEET.jpg No wonder reaction to this scene was mostly negative]]. * TheFightingNarcissist: TropeMaker and TropeCodifier in Japanese media * {{Flanderization}}: ''Legends of the Dark King'' (at least the AnimatedAdaptation) took Yuda's eccentricness and treachery UpToEleven, casting him into a screeching, reckless caricature instead of the devious opportunist he really was. * AGoodWayToDie * GracefulLoser: "Rei, you're the one man that I admired. The strongest, most beautiful man in the world. At least let me die in your arms..." * GreenEyedMonster * {{Jerkass}}: His motivation for screwing up Rei's life, as well as the lives of many others, - was that he found ''beauty'' in another person's fighting style. * RazorWind: Although most ''Nanto Seiken'' styles make some use of this, ''Nanto Kōkaku Ken'' particularly favors long-ranged attacks. * RummageSaleReject: Even by the series' standards, especially for a major character. Nice, uh, scarf... * SissyVillain: Nail polish, makeup, higher voice tone than most of the cast, flamboyant mannerisms and flashy outfits...yup * SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Yuda", "Juda" or "Judah"? The former is the literal transliteration of his name, which in turn is the Japanese transliteration of Judas Iscariot, but "Juda" gets the point across quicker, especially since [[MeaningfulName he represents the "Star of Betrayal"]]. * [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Rei]]: Although Rei may have critically wounded Yuda with the ''Hishou Hakurei'' technique, Yuda takes the initiative to die by Rei's hands literally by shoving them into his chest. * UnknownRival: Despite Yuda's obsessive hatred of Rei, Rei paid him little mind. It isn't until Rei finds out Yuda's former enslavement of Mamiya [[spoiler:and his betrayal of the Nanto Roku Ken]] [[ItsPersonal that their hatred becomes mutual]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Souther]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/167752-250px_setertyrghf_6912.jpg -> Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/AkioOhtsuka (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/ToshihikoSeki (''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Ezra Weisz (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) The strongest of the ''Nanto Seiken'' successors and the self-proclaimed "Holy Emperor" (''Seitei''), Souther represents the "Star of Leadership" and is the successor of ''Nanto Hōoh Ken'' ("South Dipper Phoenix Fist"), a style that, like ''Hokuto Shinken'', can only have one successor. A ruthless tyrant who seeks to conquer the world like Raoh, Souther does not wish to promote stability in the wasteland, but instead wants to satisfy his own ego. He targets children for use as slave labour for the construction of his "Holy Cross Mausoleum", a massive pyramid that he intends to use as an everlasting symbol of his reign, [[spoiler:which also doubles as a monument to honor his master Ohgai, whom he had to kill to become successor]]. Of the armies opposing Raoh, his is the most formidable, yet Raoh will not make a move on Souther, who claims to be immune to ''Hokuto Shinken''. ----- [[hardline]] * ZeroPercentApprovalRating: In ''Ken's Rage'', Souther's own soldiers will periodically betray him because of how cruel he is. Shin even uses this to his advantage. * AnimalBattleAura: Gets one in the anime in the shape of a phoenix. In the fighting game and ''Ken's Rage'', his ''Tensho Juji Hōoh'' technique [[RuleOfCool literally becomes a phoenix]] that he can ''throw'' at enemies. * AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Calls himself the "Holy Emperor" and is the strongest ''Nanto Seiken'' master -->''Out of my sight, vermin.'' * {{Badass}}: The second fighter to hand Kenshiro's ass to him * [[spoiler:BetterToDieThanBeKilled]]: In ''Legends of the True Savior'', [[spoiler:Souther takes a leaf from Shin's book and kills himself instead of dying by ''Hokuto Shinken'']]. * BlondGuysAreEvil: In the anime and manga; unlike Raoh, art directors decided to let him keep his original hair (and skin) color, making him the picture of an idealized "[[ThoseWackyNazis Aryan Superman]]" that Raoh was also meant to represent. * BloodKnight: So supremely confident in his invincibility that he ''welcomes with relish'' any attempt to take his life, just so he can prove the would-be assassin wrong. * BossSubtitles: "Emperor of Nanto: '''Thouzer'''" * DarkAndTroubledPast, FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Souther was an infant orphan raised by Ohgai to be his successor. As a final test to succession, Souther unwillingly killed his master, who intentionally died by his disciple's hands as the style dictates. Traumatized by the fact he murdered his mentor and father figure, Souther declared he longer needs emotions of compassion and love and delves into AxCrazy]]. * DeathGlare: His ''default'' expression * {{Determinator}}: Even though Kenshiro disables the use of his legs, which forms parts of his ultimate technique, Souther still limps towards Kenshiro to fight, including his damaged arms. {{Lampshaded}} by his own words: --> "I am the Holy Emperor Souther: Emperor of the ''Nanto Roku Seiken''! No retreat! No mercy! No hesitation!" * EvilLaugh: For someone who claims to have no emotions left, he really loves doing this. Personified in ''Ken's Rage'', where his laugh can kill {{mooks}} from a distance! * EvilSoundsDeep: His villainous bass is impressive as is (one could be forgiven for assuming voices didn't naturally come that deep back then), but his ability to ''project'' is what knocks him out of the park with this trope. * FallenHero: Subverted; despite showing all the signs of being a fine young man, and his master's every intention that he grow up to be a hero, Souther did nothing heroic after becoming the master of ''Nanto Hōoh Ken''. * FreakOut: [[spoiler:After accidentally killing his master]] * GenreSavvy: When a {{mook}} comes flying towards him before his second bout with Kenshiro, Souther had this to say: --> "'What's wrong? Oh, [[CatchPhrase you're already dead, huh]]?" * AGodAmI * [[spoiler:AGoodWayToDie]]: Subverted; [[spoiler:Kenshiro defeats Souther with ''Hokuto Ujou Moshou Ha'', a technique based on compassion. [[DontYouDarePityMe Souther is incensed his opponent would show him any form of mercy]]. However...]]. * [[spoiler:GracefulLoser]]: [[spoiler:Despite everything, he was finally humbled by Kenshiro, calling him his greatest opponent]]. * IgnoredEpiphany: In ''Ken's Rage'', every single person around Souther tells him it's better to build an empire where the subjects adore you rather than fear you, as they will be more loyal. [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating All of his minions betray him throughout the story]], but he still doesn't listen, [[WeHaveReserves demanding the impossible of his remaining subjects and sacrificing them whenever possible]]. * JabbaTableManners: Souther sets up a banquet of a dozen courses just to watch the attending slave children shake in hunger at the sight of it. After eating less than half a plate, he smashes the table, ordering all the scraps to be thrown into the trash, just so he can take twisted joy in watching a child being beaten for trying to eat a drumstick. * JerkJustifications: Part of his FreudianExcuse fits with Type 1 * LightIsNotGood: He's associated with crosses and bright light, and he's called the '''Holy Emperor'''. * LightningBruiser: ''Nanto Hōoh Ken'' users eschew defensive stances, because the style makes the user's body so light that no physical attack can touch them, alongside incredibly strong offensive blows. ** GlassCannon: In the fighting game, Souther's one of the best damage dealers with a SuperMode that increases his speed, but is tied with [[FragileSpeedster Mamiya]] for the worst defense. * MadeOfIron: While everyone who masters a certain school's technique is one, Souther's the most literal one, claiming he carries the "Emperor's Armor", making him immune to ''Hokuto Shinken'' techniques. This is replicated in the fighting game, where his blocking pose is simply him showing off his chest. Subverted when [[spoiler:it's revealed that his pressure points are ''just'' reversed]], after which he proves just as vulnerable as any other strong martial artists Kenshiro has already fought. * MeaningfulName: "Souther" is an actual word meaning "southerly wind", which seems to fit in with both the fact he is the strongest of the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'' and the avian ThemeNaming of their martial arts. * MonsterSobStory: Suddenly told to Kenshiro right before their final battle * NoSell: Souther's immunity to ''Hokuto Shinken'' is a bog-standard case of this, [[spoiler:until you find out he has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dextrocardia an actual real-life cardiovascular condition]]]]. * PimpedOutCape: In ''Ken's Rage'' * PurpleIsPowerful: His primary color in ''Ken's Rage'' * TheRival: To Raoh * SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Souther" or "Thouzer"? One would think it's the former due to MeaningfulName, but recent merchandise seems to favor the latter. That's not even counting other variations such as "Thouther", "Sauzer" or even "Thoutoher". ''Ken's Rage,'' uses "Thouzer", but the English voice actors pronounce it as either "Suh-ther" or "Sow-zer". * StartOfDarkness: It began with [[spoiler:"To master ''Nanto Hōoh Ken'', you must be ''tricked'' into killing your beloved master and father figure"]] * StrawVulcan: One can argue Souther is a heavy-handed (though totally valid) example of a villain you can potentially become when you cynically claim to give up your emotions. * TragicVillain * TroubledAbuser: Oh, good grief... * UsedToBeASweetKid * WellDoneSonGuy: Well, he tried, though his kind-hearted old master would most likely weep tears of shame at what his beloved pupil/adoptive son has done [[spoiler:''in his memory'', after all the trouble ''he died for'']]. ** If you successfully use Souther's "Fatal KO" in the fighting game, he poses and declares, while an image of Ohgai appears, "[[spoiler:Your Holy Cross Mausoleum will be completed soon!]]" [[/folder]] [[folder:Shuh]] [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_syu_7955.gif]] -> Voiced by: KatsujiMori (TV anime), HochuOtsuka (''Legends of the True Savior''), Takahiro Yoshimizu (''Ken's Rage'') The master of ''Nanto Hakurou Ken'' ("South Dipper White Heron Fist"), Shuh represents the "Star of Benevolence". Before the nuclear holocaust, Shuh served as Souther's [[TheDragon second-in-command]] and was present when a young Kenshiro participated in a death match between their rival schools. Shuh was Kenshiro's final opponent and defeated the young martial artist easily, but rather than take his life as the rules declared, Shuh forfeitied his eyesight to Souther as payment, sensing the untapped potential within Kenshiro. Years later, Shuh leads the primary resistance against Souther's army and reunites with an older Kenshiro. [[spoiler:In order to save his villagers, Shuh surrenders to Souther and is forced to carry the apex of the Holy Cross Mausoleum with the tendons in the legs cut to complete the monument. However, the tyrant intends Shuh to die at the top, thus orders a volley of arrows to hit him, including a spear thrown by Souther. Before the weight of the final piece of the pyramid crushes Shuh, he miraculously recovers his eyesight, just in time to see Kenshiro for a final moment]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BossSubtitles: "The Blind Warrior: '''Shew'''" * [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:After carrying the capstone up Souther's pyramid with severed tendons in his legs, Shuh is bombarded with arrows, skewered with a javelin thrown by Souther, and finally crushed beneath the stone's weight]]. * DisabilitySuperpower: He might be blind, but he can see with his ''heart''. ** HandicappedBadass * DotingParent: To ''all'' children * EmotionalBruiser: Hard to believe this sweet and gentle man is a great warrior, isn't it? * ExtremityExtremist: ''Nanto Hakurou Ken'' specializes in kicks * AFatherToHisMen: And to the children who have lost theirs to Souther's tyranny * FriendToAllChildren * GoodScarsEvilScars * HeelRealisation: Following his win against the young Kenshiro, who states it was honor to fight such a great opponent, Shuh violates the match's rules by demanding his life be spared and blinds himself to compensate and satisfy regulations. Souther was left speechless by Shuh's sacrifice, who also realizes that Shuh has awakened his destiny as the Star of Benevolence by the actions of a boy. * [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Agonizingly marches to his death to spare the lives of one hundred hostages]] * HonorBeforeReason: See PapaWolf * KungFuJesus, MessianicArchetype: [[spoiler:Literally bears a cross (of stone) to save children from Souther unto his death]] * NiceGuy: "Though my eyes have lost their light, the tears refuse to run dry." * OneManArmy * PapaWolf: Arguably the greatest in the series next to Fudoh of the Mountains, as his love for children conflicted with his duty as a warrior. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this cost him a priceless opportunity to slay a ''completely defenceless'' Souther, then his dignity, and finally his life]]. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: It is "Shu" or "Shuu" or "Shuh" or "Shew"? Depending on the kanji, "Shū" can mean "kick", to which ''Nanto Hakurou Ken'' specializes in just that. * TenderTears: Has a heart arguably softer than both Kenshiro and Toki's * TragicHero * [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]: [[spoiler:One of the '''very few''' unambiguously good peoples in this wasteland torn by nuclear fire. Even Raoh, who would usually sneer at benevolence, reverently admits to Shuh's death as "a magnificent end"]]. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair [[/folder]] [[folder:Nanto Goshasei]] The ''Nanto Goshasei'' are the sworn bodyguards of the Last General of Nanto. Like the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'', the ''Goshasei'' correspond to the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer, with all five members representing an element. They make their appearance in the final arc of the first part of ''Fist of the North Star'', all opposing ''Ken-oh'' and his advance towards the General. !Hyui of the Wind [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h00hyui_8075.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/KazuyukiSogabe (TV anime), HiroshiTsuchida (''Legends of the True Savior''), Ryousuke Kanemoto (''Ken's Rage'') The first of the ''Nanto Goshasei'' who faces ''Ken-Oh'', Hyui is the leader of the "Wing Brigade''. While his fighting style is unnamed, unlike other ''Nanto Seiken'' styles that uses air pressure, Hyui can manipulate air currents to slice his opponents apart easily, including steel. ----- [[hardline]] * ApologeticAttacker: The only person in the series to utter the words "forgive me" after killing a {{mook}}. * CombinationAttack: He has a few with Shuren of the Flames in the manga SpinOff ''Houkou no Kumo'' ("Way of the Clouds") * FragileSpeedster: Very agile and can slice thugs to ribbons, but Raoh kills him [[CurbStompBattle with a]] [[OneHitKO single punch]]. * {{Kiai}}: '''"EEEEAAAAUUUUUAAAAHHHH!!!"''' * RazorWind: Controls the actual element of wind, whereas other ''Nanto'' fighters concentrate air pressure. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: A promotional poster released by Raijin Comics when they were publishing the short-lived "Master Edition" of ''Fist of the North Star'' spells his name as "Huey". Supposedly, the character was named after the singer Huey Lewis. * WeHardlyKnewYe: Only has two episodes in the anime, whereas in the manga, Hyui was KilledOffForReal faster than ''Zeed''. !Shuren of the Flame [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h00shuren_3139.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (TV anime), Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (''Legends of the True Savior''), Hiromu Miyazaki (''Ken's Rage'') The second of the ''Nanto Goshasei'' encountered by ''Ken-Oh'', Shuren is the leader of the "Crimson Army" and a master of ''Gosha Enjō Ken'' ("Five Chariot Fiery Passion Fist"), which allows him to cover his body in flames. Shuren leads the Crimson Army to halt the advance of ''Ken-Oh'' and his army and to avenge his "brother star" Hyui. ----- [[hardline]] * CombinationAttack: With Hyui in ''Houkou no Kumo'' * FieryRedhead: In the anime * ManlyTears: A river of it for Hyui * PlayingWithFire: ''Gosha Enjō Ken'' manipulates phosphorus to engulf enemies while slicing them to pieces * WeHardlyKnewYe: Like Hyui, Shuren appears in only one episode following his introduction; he lasts just ''slightly'' longer in the manga. !Jyuza of the Cloud [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_juz_4242.gif]] -> Voiced by: YoshitoYasuhara (TV anime), Creator/KeijiFujiwara (''Legends of the Dark King''), Masaya Takatsuka (''Ken's Rage'') A master of his own self-taught martial art style, the free-spirited Jyuza is a childhood rival of Raoh and friend to Yuria. While growing up with the latter, he began to fall in love with her and wished for hand in marriage, but is lambasted when told that [[spoiler:Yuria is his half-sister from the same father]]. Afterwards, Jyuza began living a life of promiscuity and indifference, even while ''Ken-Oh'' begins to direct his attention to the Last General of Nanto. When Jyuza learns of the true identity of General, he challenges Raoh to a duel and stalls his advance by stealing Koku-Oh. Unfortunately, Raoh manages to wound Jyuza enough, forcing a rematch between them. Jyuza's life expires soon afterwards from taking, but not before he dies refusing to tell Raoh who the General is. ----- * AdaptationDyeJob: Black in the manga, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair light blue]] in the anime, brown in ''Ken's Rage''; canonically, it's the latter. * AntiHero: He's a lot more smart-mouthed and hedonistic than the other members of the ''Nanto Goshasei'', but just as selfless and protective of others when he's on the battlefield. * BadassLongcoat: In the ''Houkou no Kumo'' manga and ''Ken's Rage''; [[SleevesAreForWimps it comes sleeveless, too]] * BadassNormal * {{Biseinen}} * BossSubtitles: "Capricious Man of the Clouds: '''Juza'''" * [[spoiler:BrotherSisterIncest]]: DefiedTrope; [[spoiler:he reluctantly gives up on the idea of pursuing a relationship with Yuria after finding out that they're siblings]]. * ChivalrousPervert * ConfusionFu: His style is self-made and self-taught, but he's able to fight on an equal level with several carriers of 2000+ year old styles because of how subtle and chaotic it is. * DefiantToTheEnd: Rather than betray the Last General of Nanto, he decides to insult Raoh one last time. * DemotedToExtra: The fight scene between himself and Raoh was omitted in the ''Legends of the True Savior'' movie ''Chapter of Fierce Fighting'', yet makes a camoe appearance as one of the spirits attending Kenshiro and Yuria's wedding in the ''Legend of Kenshiro''. * '''{{Determinator}}''': Especially in the anime AdaptationExpansion final fight against Raoh, where he keeps on fighting ''even after he's dead''. * EightiesHair: The kind that would put any other CasanovaWannabe to shame; allegedly an obsessively maintained coiffure. * AGoodWayToDie * GoOutWithASmile * TheHedonist * HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:When he finds out the love of his life is ''his half sister'' and watches her run off into the sunset with Kenshiro]]. This later turns into... * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:When he sees for himself that Kenshiro IS a decent, kind man, Jyuza acknowledges that Yuria will be happy if she spends her life with him]]. * JerkassFacade, JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He cannot help but be unconditionally kind to women * LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the anime, after suddenly averting his death from the manga, Jyuza states: -> "I'm of the clouds. I move and do as I please. We're gonna do things my way." * LovableSexManiac * LoveMartyr * MrFanservice: On BOTH sides of the fourth wall; enough so that ''Houkou no Kumo'' is drawn by a ''female'' '''[[{{Shojo}} Shojo manga]]''' artist gushing over how pretty he is. * PowerPalms: His ''Gekiheki Haisui Shou'' ("Strike Wall Backwater Palm") technique * SenselessSacrifice: Doubly so - Jyuza attempts to break one of Raoh's arms in his final moments; it doesn't work. Jyuza dies refusing to tell Raoh who the Nanto General's identity is; Raoh correctly infers it from watching the way Jyuza refuses. * StepfordSmiler: Type A. [[spoiler:He loved Yuria since childhood, until the revelation of her being his half-sister took a toll on him]]. Even then, he's still a smartass. * UnconsciousObjector: Continued to fight Raoh for a while despite ''being dead'' * [[spoiler:UnluckyChildhoodFriend]] * TheWorfEffect: Despite an amazing stand against Raoh, he's ultimately crushed by Raoh's superior strength * WorthyOpponent: Raoh admits as much, including Koku-Oh (since Jyuza is the second person to ever mount the stallion), thus orders his men to give him a hero's burial. !Fudoh of the Mountain [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_fud_6536.gif]] -> Voiced by: ShozoIizuka (TV anime), DaisukeGouri (''Legends of the True Savior''), Hiromu Miyazaki (''Ken's Rage'') Once known as a terrible outlaw called "Fudoh the Ogre", this titanic, self-centered ruffian cared for no one but himself, pillaging whatever he could find and killing anyone who stood in his way. During a rampage through Ryuken's dojo, Fudoh was able to instill fear into a young Raoh. When a young Yuria stood up to him to protect a dog and its newborn litter of puppies, Fudoh learned the importance of life from this experience, drastically changing his ways. Becoming one of the ''Nanto Goshasei'', Fudoh would protect the Last General of Nanto, including several orphaned children, to whom he would be their foster father. As ''Ken-Oh'' makes his way closer to the General, Fudoh is dispatched to ensure Kenshiro meets the General first, but relinquishes their identity when Kenshiro presses him for information. In order to overcome his fear of Kenshiro, Raoh challenges Fudoh, threatening to kill his children if he does not comply. Becoming Fudoh the Ogre again, the giant protector is heavily injured by the superior Raoh, yet Fudoh manages to make Raoh retreat slightly, causing Raoh's men to impale Fudoh with several large lances and arrows, mortally wounding him. However, the fear that was instilled into Raoh continues to linger, despite the giant's death soon afterwards. ----- [[hardline]] * {{Adorkable}}: His clumsiness is what makes him endearing as a character. * {{Badass}}: The first man to inspire fear in Raoh, and even though Fudoh loses against him, Raoh is left embarassed and ashamed at himself. ** BadassAdorable: A big cuddly teddy-bear of a sweetheart who is kind to children, and is the only character to really qualify for this trope in the franchise (Mamiya's far too butch to be adorable, while adult Rin becomes too much of a DistressedDamsel to be {{Badass}}). ** BewareTheNiceOnes: When he becomes Fudoh the Ogre again, he tells Bat and Lin to shield his childrens' eyes when killing one of Raoh's foot soldiers * TheBigGuy * BossSubtitles: "Warrior of the Mountains: '''Fudoh'''" * BumblingDad: It's an act, yes, but all the better to let his children grow up with warmth, happiness and laughter. * DotingParent: To every child under his care * DoomedMoralVictor: Raoh may have killed Fudoh's physical body, but Fudoh absolutely ''demolishes'' the tyrant's belief in himself as a man: --> "My body may die; I may be reduced to but a single drop of blood. But those with courage will rise time and again to face you; while you, Raoh, will live for the rest of your life but a mere terrified coward!!" * TheDreaded: Before his HeelFaceTurn, Fudoh the Ogre scared the crap out of Raoh. He still knows the trade, as he was able scare the crap out of him again ''while dying''. * EmotionalBruiser * FriendToAllChildren * GentleGiant: Fudoh's one of the few giants in ''Fist of the North Star'' to be a genuinely nice man [[HeelFaceTurn even though he didn't start out that way]]. * AGoodWayToDie * GoOutWithASmile * HappilyAdopted: All his children * HeelFaceTurn: Fudoh embodies the RousseauWasRight ideology that is the heart of the series * MeaningfulName: Shares his name with a Buddhist deity whose name means the "immovable one". * MightyGlacier * NiceGuy * OneManArmy: Fudoh, one; ''Ken-oh'' Bike Squad, ZERO * PapaWolf: Threaten one of Fudoh's children and he'll ''destroy'' you * TenderTears: Of love shed for children in suffering * ThePowerOfLove: What Fudoh's children gave him to find the strength and courage to absolutely DESTROY the seemingly invincible tyrant Raoh * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth * TookALevelInKindness: ''Big time''. He was about as bad as the typical GiantMook was (though much more powerful) before he met Yuria. Then he turns into a NiceGuy. * TragicHero !Rihaku of the Ocean [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkfrihaku_1355.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (TV anime), Katsuhisa Houki (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/EijiTakemoto (''Ken's Rage'') Leader of the ''Nanto Goshasei'', Rihaku possesses no martial arts training (in the manga), but he is a military strategist. He prepares a series of booby traps for Raoh when he attacks the headquarters in search of the Last General of Nanto. [[spoiler:Post-TimeSkip, Rihaku serves as the senior strategist of the Hokuto Army led by Bat and Lin]]. ----- [[hardline]] * NiceJobBreakingItHero: If it weren't for the traps he put to fight Raoh, the tyrant wouldn't have escaped from his fight with Kenshiro, [[spoiler:nor captured Yuria on his way out]]. * NonActionGuy: In the manga, Rihaku has no actual martial arts, but rather his specialty comes from his military planning and his ability to set up traps. The anime gave him his own fighting style ''Gosha Hasui Ken'' ("Five Chariot Wave Crush Fist") and had him have a tussle with Raoh. * [[spoiler:TheObiWan]]: [[spoiler:Post-TimeSkip]] * SoleSurvivor: Of all the ''Nanto Goshasei'' [[/folder]] !!Other Main Characters [[folder:Allies]] !Bat [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr17_8125.gif]] -> Voiced by: Mie Suzuki (Child)[=/=]Creator/KeiichiNanba (Adult) (TV anime, JP), Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (''Legends of the True Savior''), Umeka Shōji (Child)[=/=]Creator/DaisukeKishio (Adult) (''Ken's Rage''), Creator/TonyOliver (movie, ENG), Gary Michaels (TV anime, ENG) A young boy who decides to leave his home village to fend for himself, Bat was imprisoned in Rin's village for attempting to steal food. While locked in the same cell, he comes across the 64th successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' Kenshiro, who breaks out to fight Zeed. After witnessing his skills, Bat follows Kenshiro as his self-appointed sidekick, hoping to use Kenshiro as a tool for his own self-benefit, but after the death of his adoptive mother Toyo back in his village, Bat slowly matures, upon witnessing the hardships of Kenshiro and his new friends and rivals. Following the TimeSkip, Bat has grown OlderAndWiser and is co-leader of the new "Hokuto Army" with Lin, a resistance group aimed at bringing down the tyrannical reign of the Heavenly Emperor. Although Bat is not a true martial artist, he has rudimentary skills, alongside a limited knowledge of ''Hokuto Shinken'' from his travels with Kenshiro. [[spoiler:In the final arc of the series, Bat forgoes his love for Lin so she can be with Kenshiro. To that end, he presses Lin's pressure points to induce AmnesiacDissonance, including reuniting her with a similarly amnesiac Kenshiro. Fate would force him to pose as the ''Hokuto Shinken'' successor in order to fight Bolge, a blind thug with a dangerous vendetta for Kenshiro. Unfortunately, Bat is captured, tortured and multilated by Bolge, doing his best to leave an impersonation of Kenshiro, hoping that if he dies, Bolge will stay away from his friend for good. However, the amnesiac Kenshiro arrives to save him, until Bat's screams trigger the martial artist's memories, who is so moved by his sacrifice for him that Kenshiro defeats Bolge easily. Unfortunately, Bat is mortally wounded, yet urges Lin, who too has regained her memories from Bat's heroics, to stay with Kenshiro. Lin decides to stay behind and guard Bat's tomb, only to discover that Kenshiro managed to save Bat's life by manipulating his pressure points. The story of ''Fist of the North Star'' ends with Lin tearfully embracing a rejuvenated, yet still unconscious Bat]]. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: A strange case. His hair is light brown or auburn, but was depicted as white in the full color Master Release edition of the manga. * BrattyHalfPint: Pre-TimeSkip * [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler:Bat was put through utter hell by Bolge and despite being the one to finally finish him, he seems to have died from his injuries. Kenshiro had somehow pressed his pressure points to regenerate from those wounds]]. * EmotionalBruiser: Post-TimeSkip * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Bat refuses to marry Lin, who falls in love with the first person she sees, as a result of Kaioh triggering one of the pressure points before his duel with Kenshiro. He wipes her memory and attempts to pair her off with Kenshiro, since Bat is aware she's been nursing a crush on him for years]]. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Whenever he isn't being a cocky little brat he does show his soft side more than once. * JokeCharacter: Hilariously done when going up against one of Amiba's {{Mooks}}. He punches a soldier squaring in the face, tricking the goon into thinking he has fallen victim to a ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique. Bat deliberately invokes Kenshiro's CatchPhrase and mannerisms. It worked: the frightened soldier froze in fear, leaving Bat to run off and leave the humiliated man be. * KidSidekick * LargeHam: Is a bit of a showoff at times * MeaningfulName: Named after the flying rodent of the same name, according to an interview with [[WordOfGod Buronson]] on the Japanese ''Legend of Raoh'' DVD. * SatisfiedStreetRat: Though he goes straight LONG before he grew up, he still shows some shades of this from time to time. * [[spoiler:SenselessSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Bat believes Kenshiro arriving to help him when Bolge is torturing him is this. Even when hit with amnesia, Kenshiro isn't going to allow that to happen]]. * ShipTease: While it might be debatable in the first series, [[RelationshipUpgrade it's definitely romantic in the latter part of the manga]]. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the Manga Entertainment dub, his name was changed from "Bat" to "Bart", likely a reference to another [[TheSimpsons kid trickster]]. * TenderTears: An adoptive big brother like Ken tends to even make the snarkiest {{Jerkass}} kid grow up to be just as sensitive and kind-hearted as a man. Exemplified in the Heavenly Emperor arc, when he cries for [[spoiler:Ein's HeroicSacrifice]]. * TookALevelInBadass:Took one post-TimeSkip, having grown up and become the leader of the Hokuto Army. {{Lampshaded}} by Kenshiro, which moves Bat into complete tears: -->"Bat, you've become a man!" !Lin [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hokuto_rin_7456.PNG]] -> Voiced by: Tomiko Suzuki (Child)[=/=]Creator/MinaTominaga (Adult) (TV anime), Creator/MaayaSakamoto (''Legend of the True Savior''), Creator/KanaeIto (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) A young mute girl who was traumatized after witnessing the death of her family at the hands of bandits, Lin befriends Kenshiro when he wanders into her village and captured for being suspicious. Offering him water, he helps restore her voice by using one of her pressure points. Upon being rescued from Zeed, Lin begins to follow him through the wasteland and becomes one of his loyal traveling companions. Years after Raoh's defeat, she forms and co-leads the Hokuto Army with Bat as they fight off the corrupt army of the Heavenly Emperor. [[spoiler:Lin is actually the younger twin sister of Lui, the Heavenly Emperor. After they were born, Falco of ''Gento Kōken'' was ordered by Viceroy Jakoh to get rid of one of the twins, as two successors to the throne was unallowed. However, Falco could not bring himself to kill a baby, thus left her in secret care by his aunt and uncle. After Lui was rescued by Kenshiro and his companions from Jakoh, his son Jask kidnaps Lin and takes her to the Kingdom of Shura to exact revenge, only for Lin to be tossed around by the warrior Shachi to goad Kenshiro into fighting Kaioh and his ''Hokuto Ryūken'' brothers. Before the final battle between Kaioh and Kenshiro, Kaioh presses Lin's pressure point that blinds her and erases her memories: the moment she opens her eyes, she will fall in love with the first person she sees. Bat, who has arrived in the Kingdom of Shura to help, insists that Lin be the one to see Kenshiro, but the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' believes Lin is destined to be with Bat. However, Bat would force Lin back into amnesia so she can reunite with Kenshiro. The final arc in the series is resolved when Lin regains her memories and chooses to be with Bat]]. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From black to red in the anime, then pink in the movie. The ''Ken's Rage 2'' game has her hair as brown as a child and red as an adult. * AdaptationalBadass: In ''Ken's Rage 2'', like Mamiya before her, she can use a crossbow. She can also [[DropTheHammer pick up a makeshift mallet]], something Mamiya cannot do in the first game. * CombatStilettos: Post-TimeSkip, when leading the Hokuto Army alongside Bat * CuteMute: Until Kenshiro restores her voice in the first chapter of the manga * DumbStruck: As a result of seeing her family murdered right in front of her * FauxActionGirl: As an adult; ''Ken's Rage 2'' averts this, having her become as armed as Mamiya. * {{Kawaiiko}}: Even when SheIsAllGrownUp * KidSidekick * NiceGirl: In contrast to Bat's being the BrattyHalfPint * PrecociousCrush: One-sided, as Ken only sees her as a surrogate younger sister, and devotes himself to Yuria. [[spoiler:Bat, on the other hand, doesn't believe it's this trope and the final arc of the series is dedicated to resolving this issue]]. * RescueRomance: She's harbored feelings for Kenshiro ever since he saved her and her village from Zeed's gang, and decided to run off after him. * TenderTears * TokenMiniMoe: Averted Post-TimeSkip * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink in the movie !Yuria [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_yur_9842.GIF]] -> Voiced by: Creator/YurikoYamamoto (TV anime and movie, JP), Yuriko Ishida (''Legends of the True Savior''), Midori Matsuo (Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/HoukoKuwashima (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (TV anime, ENG), Creator/StephanieSheh (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Kenshiro's fiancée, Yuria grew up alongside him and his adoptive brothers at Ryuken's temple, admired by many other men, particularly Raoh, Toki, Shin and Jyuza. After Kenshiro was named successor, Yuria agrees to go with Shin so long as Kenshiro's life is spared. Kept against her will in Shin's stronghold of Southern Cross, Yuria becomes unable to tolerate the atrocities Shin was committing in her name, thus threw herself off the top of his fortress. [[spoiler:However, her suicide attempt was prevented by the ''Nanto Goshasei'', her sworn protectors who reveal that Yuria is a direct descendant of the ''Nanto'' bloodline, and represents the "Star of Motherly Compassion", destined to become the Last General of Nanto. When Raoh resumes his conquest following the death of Souther, Yuria orders the ''Nanto Goshasei'' to stop his advance. Upon learning from Fudoh of the Mountain that Yuria is alive, Kenshiro rushes to her location, but Raoh gets to her first, taking her with him. When the tyrant is determined to defeat Kenshiro, he demands Yuria's life in order to learn the ultimate ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique ''Musou Tensei'' and Yuria complies. However, upon seeing that Yuria is dying from radiation poisoning, he manipulates one of her pressure points and extends her lifespan. After Raoh is defeated, she spends the last remainders of her life in peace of Kenshiro, secluding themselves from the rest of the world]]. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From black in the manga to red (or violet during the Southern Cross arc) in the Toei anime. * DamselInDistress * DrivenToSuicide: In an attempt to stop Shin's [[LoveMakesYouEvil madness]]. [[spoiler:We find she was saved at the last moment]]. * DudeMagnet: There's no indication that Yuria was the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman, and she really didn't do anything, yet men '''really, really want''' her, like moths to a flame. [[spoiler:Justified because of the fate to which she corresponds to: compassion and grace]]. * [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: [[spoiler:See SparedByAdaptation below; Yuria lives happily ever after with Kenshiro after Raoh's death in ''Ken's Rage''. Too bad the sequel corrects this by killing her off to follow the source material more closely]]. * EmotionlessGirl: Before coming to Ryuken's temple, a young Yuria didn't emote, who had sealed away her emotions after birth, until she met the caring, kind and selfless Kenshiro * [[spoiler:TheHeart]]: [[spoiler:She's the only member of the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'' who does not possess any martial arts, but her compassion and kindness can move the hearts of even the most merciless of tyrants]]. * [[spoiler:MacGuffinGirl]]: [[spoiler:Kenshiro, Shin, Raoh and the ''Nanto Goshasei'' all fight to find or protect Yuria]]. * PosthumousCharacter: Post-Southern Cross arc; even in death, she is fondly remembered by many individuals of her beauty and personality. [[spoiler:DoublySubverted when she never died, until the TimeSkip]]. * SaveThePrincess: Kenshiro's objective in the first arc is to save her from his old rival Shin; she ended up killing herself. [[spoiler:Later, Yuria gets taken by Raoh to lure Kenshiro for their final battle]]. * SilkHidingSteel: Such is the unconditional love and compassion of Yuria, the fiancée of Kenshiro, [[spoiler:that even the tyrant Raoh, whose fists could shatter Heaven and Earth, is utterly helpless before her redemptive kindness]]. * SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: For all the violent and cruel warlords wanting her as their consort, Yuria loves Kenshiro for his kind and caring nature. * SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''Ken's Rage'', [[spoiler:Raoh's reason to achieve ''Musou Tensei'' is changed, consequently changing Yuria's fate (he simply lays his hand against her, rather than feel sorrowful over her radiation poisoning and impending death). Before his FamousLastWords, he states Yuria will live for ''several'' more years (originally, she lived roughly a year post-Raoh's death). In fact, the game makes no mention of any radiation poisoning. Sadly rectified in the sequel, as the game follows much of source material to the last arc, thus Yuria living through it would force the plot to be changed drastically]]. * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lavender/purple in the anime. Interestingly, it was a natural shade of red in the flashback where Shin kidnapped her. No explanation for her change in hair color is given. [[spoiler:It turns gold during the Last General of Nanto arc, with no explanation again]]. ''Ken's Rage'', however, stays a dark purple at all times. * ZettaiRyouki: Her outfit [[spoiler:after she's revealed to be the Last General of Nanto]] !Toyo -> Voiced by: Reiko Suzuki (TV anime, JP), Seiko Fujiki (''Legends of the True Savior'') A kind-hearted philanthropist, Toyo is an old lady who takes it upon herself to become a mother for orphans who lost their parents to death or abandonment in the nuclear wasteland. Raising them in the saftety and prosperity of an oasis, she took in a foul-mouthed, but tender-hearted pickpocket named Bat as her own son, until he left to give his younger siblings more food to eat. The well in her garden is a magnet for marauders, barely kept at bay by her possession of one of the few remaining rifles in the world. Her cold-blooded murder at the hands of Jackal sent Kenshiro on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. ----- [[hardline]] * FriendToAllChildren * GoOutWithASmile: As Bat calls her "Mommy" for the first time [[{{Tearjerker}} and last time]]. * MamaBear * NeverMessWithGranny: Tragically deconstructed; although she still knows how to use a rifle, she's becomes so frail she can no longer handle it straight. * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth !Mamiya [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_mam_850.GIF]] -> Voiced by: ToshikoFujita (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/NaomiShindo (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (TV anime, ENG), Creator/LauraBailey (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) A female resistance leader whose village is being assaulted by the Fang Clan, Mamiya has limited skills in martial arts, and makes use of weapons like a pair of bladed yo-yos, combat needles and a crossbow. She bears a passing resemblance to Kenshiro's fiancee, Yuria. After her younger brother Kou is murdered by the savages, she recruits Kenshiro and the vagabond Rei to guard the village, but they instead wipe out the Fang Clan, after Rei discovers they are holding his younger sister Airi hostage. She accompanies Kenshiro and Rei for several arcs of the story. Like Yuria, Mamiya gains a growing concern for the brooding Kenshiro, though he waves off attempts of affection from her; instead, Rei slowly develops feelings for her. Unfortunately, because of her past shame, she cannot express her love to him in return, thus Rei uses his final days of life to challenge and defeat his old rival Yuda, the one who gave Mamiya her psychological scars. Moved by his sacrifice on her behalf, Mamiya re-embraces womanhood, renouncing her life as a warrior. ----- [[hardline]] * ActionGirl: Though prone to getting captured, especially in the anime adaptation, Mamiya is still one of the more heroic, competent women in 1980s {{Shonen}}. * BadassInDistress: Several times * BadassNormal: Even if she wasn't trained in a martial art like Ken or Rei, she's still very capable of taking on the countless bandits wandering the post-apocalyptic wastelands. * BikerBabe: Is often seen riding a motorcycle in all continuities. * BossSubtitles: "Ascetic Woman Warrior: '''Mamiya'''" * CombatStilettos: Wandering the rocky wastelands and scaling cliffs in six-inch high heels, and occasionally stabbing people with them too. * CommutingOnABus: After Rei's death ** [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack]]: [[spoiler:Mamiya reappears sporadically in post-Raoh arcs with Airi and in the final arc of the series, she encounters Kenshiro again to pay respects to Yuria, but also to inform him of Bat's actions regarding Lin]]. * DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Yuda kidnapped her on during her birthday celebration, intending to make her his concubine, but not before [[KickTheDog killing her parents to break the village's leadership]]. As such, Mamiya has abandoned her femininity]]. * DefeatByModesty: Rei, whose feelings for her were budding, symbolically defeats her by using his ''Nanto Seiken'' techniques to tear off her clothes to expose her body and prove that, no matter how much she denies it, she is still a woman, who has no business on the battlefield. * FieryRedhead * FragileSpeedster: In the fighting game * [[spoiler: HerHeartWillGoOn]] * PluckyGirl * RapeAsDrama: It's strongly implied that this is what caused her to become so cold-hearted [[spoiler:after escaping from Yuda's harem]]. ** RapeAndRevenge: Because of this, she chose to fight rather than being helpless again. * {{Stripperiffic}}: Notably averted; Mamiya dresses in realistic combat clothes, which Rei [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] before he gives her a StayInTheKitchen speech. ** HotterAndSexier: In the ''Ken's Rage'' games however, cutscenes and promotional materials garnered a ''lot'' of {{Fanservice}} shots of her. Her attire includes a thong and transparent skirt, with cleavage about twice as big as other named female characters. * TeamMom: If Ken and Rei are the fists of the team, she is easily the heart. * {{Tsundere}}: One of the earliest prototypes in {{Shonen}} - Type A around Rei, while Type B towards Ken. * WeaponOfChoice: Apart from her [[KillerYoyo bladed yoyos]], she also uses combat needles (''gabishi'') and a crossbow. * {{Xenafication}}: While Mamiya was pretty badass compared to most women in the original manga, her skills are greatly exaggerated in the Arc Systems Works fighting game and ''Ken's Rage'', to the point that she can fight on the same level as a ''Hokuto Shinken'' and ''Nanto Seiken'' master. This may be due to her being based on the more "xenafied"-manga Mamiya than the distress-prone animated Mamiya. * ZettaiRyouki: One of her outfits in the manga consists of a miniskirt and thigh-high boots with heels. !Airi -> Voiced by: Arisa Andō (TV anime, JP), Umeka Shōji (''Ken's Rage''), [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Dorothy Fahn]] (TV anime, ENG) Rei's younger sister, Airi was kidnapped by Jagi on the day of her wedding, then sold into slavery. Such was Airi's suffering that she blinded herself in despair by using poison. When the Fang Clan began terrorizing Mamiya's village, the members got hold of her after they killed her previous captor, hoping to use as leverage against Rei. She was rescued by Rei and Kenshiro, the latter of whom restored her sight with his skills in ''Hokuto Shinken''. Airi remains in Mamiya's village and gains the courage to stand up and defend herself with the help of Lin when the army of ''Ken-Oh'' army invades the village. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From blond in the orignal manga to pink in the TV series to blue in the movie. ''Ken's Rage'' brings it back to the appropriate blond. * TheChick * CommutingOnABus: After Rei's death * DistressedDamsel * RapeAsDrama: Though they could not openly say it on network TV (or the manga back in the 1980s, for that matter), it's implied this is what drove Airi to blind herself out of despair as a slave. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Airi" or "Aili" or "Ailee" or "Iris"? !Ryuken (Ramon Kasumi) [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_rkn_6175.gif]] -> Voiced by: Junji Chiba (adult)[=/=]Creator/KojiTotani (young) (TV anime), ChikaoOhtsuka (''Legend of the True Savior''), Creator/HideyukiTanaka (''Ken's Rage'') The 63rd successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' and the adoptive father and master who trained Kenshiro, Jagi, Toki, and Raoh, Ryuken eventually chose the youngest of his adopted sons as his successor, prompting Raoh to challenge his decision by refusing to surrender the art. [[spoiler:He almost defeated Raoh, but [[DiabolusExMachina suffered a stroke before delivering the finishing blow]], giving Raoh the perfect opportunity to kill his master]]. Whenever Kenshiro or one of his brothers faces an ordeal, they reflect back on Ryuken's teachings. ----- [[hardline]] * BadassBeard * BadassGrandpa * BaldOfAwesome: As an elderly Ryuken * BatmanGambit: The ''[[WordOfGod All About The Man]]'' [[AllThereInTheManual guidebook]] reveals he knew Jagi was a scumbag and kept him around just so his successor would have someone evil to overcome. ** Jagi's BelatedBackstory in ''Flower of Carnage'' puts some doubts on this, for the most part. However, when you consider what kind of person Jagi is, Ryuken may not have been entirely wrong. * BrattyHalfPint: All the way back during WorldWarTwo Shanghai in ''Fist of the Blue Sky'' * DoppelgangerSpin: Uses one against Raoh, one that travels in a North Dipper-shaped path, no less * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Subverted; Jagi believes Ryuken is this, but he never intended Jagi to be successor in the first place. Instead, he wanted Jagi to be a pawn to train the ''real'' successor. Like BatmanGambit, ''Flower of Carnage'' shows this to be for more sympathetic reasons. * {{Jerkass}}: For the sake of producing a successor, Ryuken was willing to throw would-be disciples (who were still children) down canyons to test their strength and expel those too weak (like Kim) to advance onto higher levels of training to fend for themselves. For a great warrior of ''Hokuto Shinken'', Ryuken is truly ''lousy'' father material. ''Flower of Carnage'', meanwhile, paints a more flattering view of his personality. * LightningBruiser * MeaningfulRename: His real name is "Ramon Kasumi" in ''Fist of the Blue Sky''. When he became the 63rd ''Hokuto Shinken'' successor, he changed his name to "Ryuken". * PosthumousCharacter * OldMaster * SuccessionCrisis: With his older students turning to evil or falling to illness, Ryuken ultimately put faith in the younger, yet more naive Kenshiro. !Raiga and Fūga -> Voiced by: Yuji Mikimoto (Raiga) and Ikuya Sawaki (Fūga) The twin gatekeepers of Cassandra, Raiga and Fūga are masters of the ''Nishin Fūraiken'' ("Dual Gods Wind Thunder Fist") style, a martial art that can only be practiced by twins with the same physique and mentality. They work for Cassandra's giant warden Uighur, who has their younger brother Mitsu held hostage. ----- [[hardline]] * AscendedExtra: They appear a bit longer in the anime, where they fight their former master in a filler scene. * HeelFaceTurn: Though they were never heels by choice. * [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Little Brother]] * RazorFloss: ''Nishin Fūraiken'' uses wires going from one brother to the other. Anything that passes between them is sliced to pieces. * RedemptionEqualsDeath: In the manga, they perish holding up a ceiling to allow Kenshiro and the others to escape. * SingleMindedTwins * WeHardlyKnewYe * WonderTwinPowers: ''Nishin Fūraiken'' is exclusive to identical twins !Ryuga [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_ryg_6977.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiHori (TV anime), Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi (child) (''Legends of the True Savior''), Daisuke Matsubara (''Legends of the Dark King''), Takeshi Mori (''Ken's Rage'') Ryuga is the master of ''Taizan Tenrōken'' ("Mt. Tai Celestial Wolf Fist"), who represents the solitary "Star of the Heavenly Wolf" (better known as Sirius), neither part of the North Dipper or South Dipper constellations. ''Taizan Tenrōken'', known as a horrible martial arts, scoops the chunks of its victims' flesh while leaving them with a feeling of bitter coldness. [[spoiler:The elder brother of Yuria (and, by proxy, the half-brother of Jyuza)]], Ryuga aligned with Raoh, believing he had the methodology to restore order to a chaotic wasteland, until he begins to question his loyalty when he meets Kenshiro. In order to see whether Raoh or Kenshiro's ways are correct, Ryuga goes on a mad killing spree of innocent people, hoping to goad Kenshiro into a fight. To that end, [[spoiler:he kidnaps Toki and challenges Kenshiro at his fortress. However, Ryuga was already dying during their duel, having disembowled himself prior to the fight. He reveals to Kenshiro his motivations were to create enough sadness within Kenshiro's heart, so as to grant him the power to endure this era. With a locket of Yuria he keeps and shows to Kenshiro, Ryuga dies trusting that his sister made the right choice by choosing the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'']]. ----- [[hardline]] * AntiVillain: Ryuga only wanted peace in this new world, but his actions were totally misguided, such as [[spoiler:killing innocents in order to see if Kenshiro was the savior the world needed]]. * BossSubtitles: "The Lone Wolf: '''Ryuga'''" * [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption]]: [[spoiler:Invoked this by committing sepukku before fighting Kenshiro]]. * [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: [[spoiler:Toki's]] * TheDragon: To Raoh * [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:Toki cradles him as he dies, and comments that they'll both become stars to watch over Kenshiro. Previously, Ryuga was mass-murdering Toki's patients to provoke him]]. * AnIcePerson: ''Taizan Tenrōken'' is represented as a bleak wind freezing over its victims as they die. ** ImColdSoCold: His techniques have this effect on his victims, as their nerves slowly lose sensation and renders them completely numb before blood violently spurts from their wounds. * NiceJobFixingItVillain: Invoked; [[spoiler:Ryuga wanted to bring out Kenshiro's sadness and anger so he learn ''Musou Tensei'' and gain the power to defeat Raoh, something Toki had tried to do indirectly during his final bout with his brother]]. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Modeled after Davie Bowie as "The White Duke" * OddNameOut: Ryuga is one of the only martial artists in the Raoh arc who isn't a practitioner of Hoktuo Shinken or Nanto Seiken. * [[spoiler:SuicideByCop]] * TragicVillain * WeHardlyKnewYe: Unlike most of Kenshiro's friends and rivals, we never see his upbringing in flashbacks. [[spoiler:His absence in Yuria and Jyuza's flashbacks are odd, too]]. However, ''Ken's Rage 2'' delves more into his backstory. !Toh -> Voiced by: MikaDoi (TV anime) Rihaku's daughter and an attendant to the Last General of Nanto, Toh partcipated in with the ''Nanto Goshasei'' and their war against Raoh. [[spoiler:Because of her secret confliction of love for their arch-enemy, Toh attempts to dissuade the tryant from taking Yuria and offers herself to him. When he rejects her, Toh commits suicide in front of him, hoping her death will be imbedded in Raoh's heart]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BodyDouble: Poses as the Last General of Nanto in order to trick Raoh. * [[spoiler:DisposableWoman]]: [[spoiler: While previously named female characters in ''Fist of the North Star'' were hardly "disposable", Toh practically wins this title]]. * [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Kills herself in front of Raoh so that he will never forget her. He was unimpressed]] * [[spoiler:LoveMartyr]]: [[spoiler:Harbored unrequited feelings for Raoh, and took her own life so that Raoh would remember her. He just sneers that she would have been better off trying to kill him to prevent anyone else from having him]]. !Balga -> Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (''Legends of the True Savior'') One of Raoh's former generals, Balga lost his motivation to fight following his defeat. As his personality became softer, the devious Kouketsu takes advantage of this and enslaved Balga and his villagers. In order to work hard to ensure his son Shingo and the other villagers' children are unharmed, Balga plows Kouketsu's fields, despite the unlikelihood of anything growing there. When Kenshiro arrives with Raoh's son Ryu, they defeat Kouketsu and his men, liberating Balga and his people, and reclaiming Balga's honor. After Baran, the "Emperor of Light", is defeated, Kenshiro leaves Ryu in Balga and Shingo's care. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationExpansion, AscendedExtra: In the original manga, an unnamed soldier shot Raoh in the leg with an arrow [[spoiler:to stop him from killing Yuria to achieve ''Musou Tensei'']]; ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting'' establishes it was Balga. Furthermore, an additional scene in the movie regarding Raoh killing his generals to prevent them from seizing power after his death includes Balga locking them in the throne room with the tyrant, implying he knew about Raoh's agenda all along. * AntiVillain: ''Legends of the True Savior'' paints Balga squarely as this; not only does he know of Raoh's true intentions regarding the rest of the generals, but he weeps for him, knowing full well [[spoiler:he will lose to Kenshiro in their final duel]]. * NiceGuy * NumberTwo: Raoh's most trusted general in ''Legends of the True Savior'' and the only one spared when Raoh decides to kill the rest of them. * ReasonableAuthorityFigure [[/folder]] [[folder:Villains]] !Zeed [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zeed_9.gif]] -> Voiced by: Eiji Kanie (TV anime) A giant mohawked ruffian with the characters "Z-666" tattooed on his head, Zeed is the leader of the "Z-Gang", a biker gang that has raided numerous villages and delivery crew for their food and water supply. A man who [[LackOfEmpathy does not know the meaning of mercy]], Zeed and his gang are notorious for killing even women and children. As the main villain of the manga's first chapter, Zeed falls prey to Kenshiro's ''Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken'' technique. ----- [[hardline]] * TheBully * BossSubtitles: "Predator of the Weak: '''Zeed'''" * CarryABigStick: {{Dual Wield}}s two spiked maces in ''Ken's Rage'' * AFatherToHisMen: His character profile in ''Ken's Rage'' states that he shows great compassion for his underlings, despite his callous treatment of the people. * LargeAndInCharge: At 9 feet tall, he ''towers'' over the 6 foot tall Kenshiro... [[MusclesAreMeaningless for all the good it did him]]. * GiantMook: Introduces the weapon-wielding mini-bosses in ''Ken's Rage''. * TattooedCrook: His notable "[[NumberOfTheBeast Z-666]]" tattoo on his forehead * VillainTeamUp: Allied with Boss Fang in ''Ken's Rage'' * WarmUpBoss: Whose spectacular death sets these ground rules for the audience in ''Fist of the North Star'' - 1) [[MusclesAreMeaningless Size means squat]] in this world and 2) if you have a mohawk, expect to die by exploding internally. * WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets the least amount of screentime of all of the villains * WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldHurtAChild: Kenshiro was exhausted and dehydrated to the point of death when he was trapped in that cell with Bat... and then hearing that Zeed is infamous for the above two tropes gave him the HeroicSecondWind to LITERALLY tear the bars off his prison to kill him and his men. * YourHeadAsplode: The first villains to do so, among many, many others * YourSizeMayVary: Whatever the incarnation, Zeed always has a tendency to suddenly grow twenty feet tall. !Spade [[quoteright:90:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hka_spade_8725.PNG]] -> Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda (TV anime) One of the four lieutenants in Shin's "King" organization, Spade is the first one encountered by Kenshiro, and is the weakest of the group, barely above the average punk in strength. Not really a martial artist, Spade uses a variety of weapons like a wrist-mounted crossbow, dual axes and a spear to fight. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From white in the manga and ''Ken's Rage'' to red in the anime * AnAxeToGrind: Can use two at the same time; unfortunately, it's not a very smart or efficient way to fight TheHero. * TheBully * DirtyCoward * {{Expy}}: Bears a resemblance to Wez from ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' * EyePatchOfPower: [[InvertedTrope Eye-patch of disgrace, rather]], considering how quickly and miserably he lost to Kenshiro. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Is blinded by the same arrow he shot at Kenshiro * QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The weakest of Shin's card-themed henchmen * TooDumbToLive: Just how many times has Kenshiro give someone a second chance after seeing them cruelly hurt and mistreat the weak and the helpless? Just how many times has he given someone ''two'' chances to walk away alive? He gave Spade two chances to run, yet Spade still returns for more from the same man who blocked an arrow with two fingers, left him with the use of one eye, and is a master of the martial arts like his boss. His common and self-preservation senses had to have been turned off. !Diamond [[quoteright:90:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hka_diamond_2537.PNG]] -> Voiced by: DaisukeGouri (TV anime) The second of the Shin's lieutenants, Diamond is a bright, garishly-clad warrior skilled in ''bojutsu''. Very sadistic, his torture of the local villagers incites Kenshiro to kill him. ----- [[hardline]] * BloodKnight * TheBully * KickTheDog: In the manga, Diamond forces a little girl to hold up her father who has a noose around his neck, a scene inspired by Frank's most despicable act in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''. Because the scene was too cruel to adapt for the anime, he instead forces a father to go WilliamTelling with his son, balancing a target-can on his head. * MonsterClown: His face paint makes him resemble one in the manga. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears a strong resemblance to the shock-rockers of {{Music/KISS}}. * SimpleStaff: Or rather [[CarryABigStick a 4-inch thick 8-foot long post]] that can break two men in one swing; too bad it means diddly squat against the 64th successor of ''Hokuto Shinken''. * QuirkyMiniBossSquad !Club [[quoteright:90:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hka_club_7907.PNG]] -> Voiced by: Creator/KojiTotani (TV anime) Another of Shin's four lieutenants, Club is a martial artist trained in the Praying Mantis-style and enhances it with the addition of iron claws. Known for training in his style by butchering unwilling, helpless villages, Club is suprised when Kenshiro is more than a match for him. ----- [[hardline]] * TheBully * DirtyCoward: Begs and screams like a little girl for the mercy that he never gave the men whose lives he toyed with. * FingerLickingEvil: Apparently he finds Kenshiro's blood on his claws to be delicious. * FragileSpeedster: And willow-thin to match. * LeanAndMean * LickingTheBlade: Current trope picture-boy. * QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The penultimate henchmen Kenshiro faces before challenging the mighty Mr.Heart. * TheSociopath: Takes intense sexual pleasure in men's despair whom he forces to fight him for their lives. * WolverineClaws: Corollary ground rule Second in ''Fist of the North Star'' - NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight, as Club's fingers and spinal-chord finds out the less-than-comfortable way. !Mr. Heart [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_her_5307.gif]] -> Voiced by: ShozoIizuka (TV anime), JunpeiTakiguchi (movie), Takahiro Fujimoto (''Ken's Rage'') The last of the four lieutenants, Mr. Heart is a large overweight fighter whose stomach is composed of a rubber-like substance capable of absorbing any external impact, earning him the nickname the "destroyer of martial arts". Kenshiro faces the powerful Mr. Heart in the Shin's throne room. ----- [[hardline]] * {{Acrofatic}}: In the anime, he jumps off a cliff by performing a somersault before fighting Kenshiro. * AffablyEvil: Only when calm; he appears to be the only NiceGuy in Shin's army as he scolds his own men for harassing a bartender. Unfortunately, [[BerserkButton he immediately changes personality]] when he noticed he actually got his palm cut by a shard of broken glass and drew blood. * AscendedExtra: In the manga, Mr. Heart was a GiantMook who lasted only four chapters before he was killed (two episodes in the anime). However, he's a recurring character in various video games despite his fairly minor status (when it comes to Shin's card-themed minions, he'ss usually either given the most attention or the only one to get ''any'' attention). His popularity can be attributed to the fact he is one of the first adversaries in the manga who proves to be more than a mere pushover against Kenshiro. ** There's a reason why he's called "Mr. Heart" (or "Heart-sama") and everyone else is just "Spade", "Diamond", and "Club". ** He's even a playable character in ''Ken's Rage'' via DownloadableContent, and he's unique by being placed in the "Special" category, yet doesn't use weapons. Instead, his body [[RubberMan literally is rubber-like]], as he can inflate his belly and hand. He can also [[FireBreathingWeapon breath fire]] and fire a beam of [[KiAttacks ki]] from his [[BreathWeapon mouth]]. * BerserkButton: The sight of his own blood * BossSubtitles: "Destroyer of Fists: '''Heart'''" * FatBastard * GiantMook: A fairly well known example when it comes to {{Shonen}}, though he becomes a bit more of a conventional example in the movie. * {{Gonk}} * {{Kevlard}}: Practically TropeCodifier. * KungFuProofMook: Due to {{Kevlard}}, he's apparently immune to Kenshiro's pressure point strikes, until Kenshiro ''moves'' the fat around his belly and hits the points accurately. In ''Ken's Rage'', this is represented as immunity to damage, hitstun, and knockback until the player wears down his guard gauge. ** According to Shin, that fat makes him immune to ''any and all martial arts and weapons'' aside for Nanto Seiken. [[CrazyPrepared Had Hokuto not included a move specifically to move away the fat and hit the pressure points anyway]], he would have been right. * MachoCamp: One of the fairly uncommon confirmed cases of this in ''all'' of {{Shonen}} (namely the anime; the movie averts this), as just before he fights Kenshiro, he begins admiring the martial artist's marvelous physique in a flirty tone of voice. * MightyGlacier * MinorInjuryOverreaction: Despite his enormous frame, a small bleeding cut can send Mr. Heart into a wild frenzy. * QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The last and most powerful of Shin's minions * WakeUpCallBoss: Notably, Mr. Heart is the first vllain to beat Kenshiro until he vomited blood ''onscreen'', reminding us our hero is still human. In ''Ken's Rage'', he introduces the fat/giant enemies. !Colonel [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_col_6382.gif]] -> Voiced by: Kōji Yada (TV anime, movie) The founder and leader of the "Golan Organization" ("God's Army" in the anime), a military gang composed of religious zealots, the Colonel is a veteran warrior gifted with extra-sensory perception and a master of the deadly ''Nanto Seiken'' art of ''Nanto Muonken'' ("South Dipper Silent Fist ), which uses claws and boomerangs. The Colonel was formerly a patriotic member of the elite Red Beret special forces, until he lost his faith in his country when he was summoned to a meeting with the corrupt politicians and businessmen who actually controlled his nation. After his superiors inadvertently caused the nuclear holocaust, the Colonel and his Red Beret soldiers survived, eventually founding the city of "Godland", attributing their survival as divine destiny. His army kidnaps young women in order to use them as breeding stock for his soldiers. ----- [[hardline]] * ColonelBadass * DemotedToExtra: In the anime, the Colonel went from being the feared leader of his own organization to a deluded lackey of Shin who worships him as a god. In fact, the Colonel has it worse in the movie, where he was simply an informant who is [[YouHaveFailedMe killed by Shin]] without putting much of a fight. * {{Expy}}: [[{{King of Fighters}} Heidern]] and [[FinalFight Rolento]] took notes from him * FallenHero * RummageSaleReject: {{Averted}}; the Colonel and his men hold the distinct honor of being the only characters in the entire franchise (excluding ''Fist of the Blue Sky'') to wear a complete, recognizable modern set of clothing that is not dishevelled, torn, missing sleeves and/or liberally mixed with Arabic/Medieval/Viking elements. * SocialDarwinist: Believes men who are unfit to join his army must be eliminated * WellIntentionedExtremist: His reason for founding Godland was to prevent another nuclear holocaust from happening !Jackal -> Voiced by: Masayuki Katō (TV anime, JP), Hiroshi Ohtake (movie), Creator/BeauBillingslea (TV anime, ENG) A ruthless biker who roams the deserted wasteland with his gang in search of a new hideout, Jackal possess no real martial art skills, but fights using concealed blades and dynamites, and is a bit more cunning than the average thug. He incurs Kenshiro's wrath after his men kill Bat's adoptive little brother Taki and he himself kills Bat's adoptive mother, Toyo. Although he manages to elude him for awhile, Kenshiro catches up to him at Villainy Prison. He eventually tricks the "Devil's Rebirth" into fighting Kenshiro by claiming they're long-lost brothers, but this proves to be Jackal's ultimate undoing. ----- [[hardline]] * AnimalThemeNaming: The members of his gang (including himself) are all named after animal, although only two of his lackeys are named in the manga (Fox and Hawk). * BadBoss: Gleefully betrays his employees so long as it can be profitable to his wealth or health. * BadassNormal: Barring the anime (or sorts), Jackal isn't a martial artist, but is a cut above most gang bosses due to his surprising cunning, his arsenal of weapons, and [[CombatPragmatist fighting like a complete cad]]. * BadassLongcoat * BladeBelowTheShoulder: Two wristblades hidden in his gauntlets * CombatPragmatist: His weapons include wristblades included in his gauntlets and ''[[StuffBlowingUp dynamite sticks]].'' That's part of how he managed to survive Kenshiro much longer than any other gang leader in the series. * DirtyCoward * DemotedToExtra: Despite his role as a central villain in an entire story arc of the manga, Jackal appears in the movie as an unfortunate lackey of Jagi, whose head gets blown up by him just for taking a peek at his unmasked face. Even in the anime, he's nothing more than an underling for Shin, whose ass gets saved by [[FillerVillain Joker]] on one ocassion. * GenreSavvy: The reason why he never fights Kenshiro directly and lampshaded --> "If you want to live through old age, never pick fights with people stronger than you." * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jackal meets his end by being blown up with his own dynamite, with the Devil's Rebirth grasping him so he cannot escape. * ThrowDownTheBomblet: Jackal's primary weapons are dozens of dynamite sticks !Devil's Rebirth [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_dev_9759.gif]] -> Voiced by: Eiji Kanie (TV anime) A giant killer who earned his nickname due to his monstrous appearance, the Devil's Rebirth is a practitioner of the ''Rakan Niō Ken'' ("Arhat Deva Fist") style, which specializes in controlling wind. He was sentenced to 200 years of solitary confinement in Villainy Prison after killing over 700 people with his monstrous strength. ----- [[hardline]] * AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever * BlowYouAway: ''Kongou Fuusatsu Ken'' technique * EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Practically an innocent, easily-manipulated toddler in the body of an adult when it comes to his beloved mother * MadeOfIron: Whoo, boy. He was originally sentenced to execution ''13 times'' for his massacre. '''He survived all 13 attempts''', which is why he got sent to 200 years in solitary confinement. * MonstrosityEqualsWeakness: "Weak" is an exaggeration, but being literally the size of a 10-storey building is STILL not enough to survive Kenshiro's wrath. * PsychopathicManChild * SpellMyNameWithAnS: In some translations, he's called the Devil's ''Reverse''. !Kiba Daioh/Boss Fang/Emperor Fang [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_kib_2661.gif]] -> Voiced by: TakeshiWatabe (TV anime) Kiba Daioh is the leader and patriarch of the ''Kiba Ichizoku'' ("Fang Clan"), a tribe of mountainous bandits whose members are garbed in wolf furs. Kiba Daioh is a giant man who has mastered the art of ''Kazan Kakuteigi'' ("Mt. Hua Horn Wrestling"), an ancient art said to be the root of modern Sumo wrestling. He even has the ability to turn his flesh into steel. When Rei's beloved sister Airi falls into Kiba Daioh's hands, Kenshiro and Rei join forces to rescue her and wipe out the Fang Clan. ----- [[hardline]] * AnimalMotifs: His entire clan's thematic motif is wolf-skin clad Mongolian Warriors. * BossSubtitles: "Leader of the Fangs: '''Boss Fang'''" * ExtraOreDinary: One of his fighting techniques, ''Kazan Kougai Kouhou'' consists of turning his entire body into steel, or simply making it just as invulnerable depending on your translation. * MadeOfIron: Literally with ''Kazan Kogai Kohou'', though it can be dispelled by hitting certain pressure points. * MoralMyopia: He mourns the deaths of his sons and begins seeking retribution, despite the fact his clan is just as guilty of many atrocities. ** InsaneTrollLogic: He decides in order avenge his fallen sons, Kiba Daioh orders the deaths of their recently captured slaves as tribute to them. * PapaWolf: Played straight, then subverted with ''delightful'' viciousness at the last minute --> '''Random Son''': "I thought you loved us, Papa! We're of the same blood right?" --> '''Kiba Daioh''': "Oh shut it! As long as I'm alive, I can conceive as many bastards like you as I want! Now stall [Kenshiro and Rei] so I can escape!" * VillainTeamUp: With Zeed in "Ken's Rage'' !Amiba [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_ami_9649.gif]] -> Voiced by: TakayaHashi (TV anime, JP), KazuyukiOkitsu (''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/TomokazuSeki (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/KirkThornton (TV anime, ENG), Creator/SteveStaley (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Amiba is a Toki impersonator who attempted to tarnish his reputation by taking on his identity (through managing to change his facial appearance and reproduce the same scar on Toki's back) and the "Village of Miracles". A former student of ''Nanto Seiken'', Amiba dropped out from the school and attempted to imitate Toki's use of ''Hokuto Shinken'' as a healing art to steal his thunder. After Toki scolds him for misusing ''Hokuto Shinken'' on a patient, Amiba joins ''Ken-oh'' and his army. With Toki imprisoned in Cassandra, Amiba successfully impersonates the healer, capturing villagers seeking Toki as experiments to test out new pressure points in order to perfect his version of ''Hokuto Shinken''. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From black in the manga to white in the anime, likely done to avoid the ContinuitySnarl of Amiba being able trick Kenshiro when Toki's hair became white after the bombs dropped. His natural hair color, though, is blond in the anime. ** The ''Shirogane no Seija'' SpinOff manga rectified the original's issue by giving Amiba white hair when posing as Toki. * AdaptationExpansion: The ''Soukaku no Garou'' manga extends his backstory, revealing he was a student of ''Nanto Suichō Ken'', which explains how he and Rei know each other. * AxCrazy * BossSubtitles: "Self-Taught Genius: '''Amiba'''" * ClippedWingAngel, HoistByHisOwnPetard: Amiba enters a SuperMode by pressing his own pressure points to bulk up, only for his hands to explode and physique to regress back before he even had a chance to attack, leaving him completely defenseless. Kenshiro notes that this is because, in his rage, he misapplied the pressure points. * DisproportionateRetribution: He becomes a sadistic murderer in order to ruin Toki's good name in retaliation for being ''[[MinorInjuryOverreaction accidentally slapped in the face]]''. * EasyImpersonation: Subverted; Amiba manages to disguise himself by literally rearranging his face so that he looks more like Toki and even goes as far as to reproduce the scar on Toki's back. The only real oversight is Kenshiro later reveals that Toki's hair became white due to nuclear fallout, yet he is ''still'' tricked by Amiba's black hair in the manga. In the anime, [[AdaptationDyeJob this was rectified by giving Amiba white hair]], ** In ''Ken's Rage'', his hair is black, but Rei immediately calls him out (albeit not for this reason). * EvilGenius: Self-styled ** InsufferableGenius: Claims he can master any martial art style in the shortest amount of time, and there's a certain amount of truth to that. ** MadScientist: Fits the mold even without the look - Amiba taught himself a few ''Hokuto Shinken'' essentials, as well as new ground simply via trial and error at the expense of innocent lives. ** KnowNothingKnowItAll: He's convinced he's learned enough of ''Hokuto Shinken'' to be a master of his own variation of the style. As Kenshiro angrily points out, he doesn't have the training to successfully imitate it. See also ClippedWingAngel. * FatalFlaw: Amiba's undoing is his egotism. He is very smart and very good, and when he teaches his new techniques to trained Hokuto Shinken fighters like Jagi and Raoh, they make good use of them. But, because he neglects the basics, and because his skill plummets when he's emotional, he starts screwing up during his fight with Ken. * GoodEyesEvilEyes: His facial structure is exactly like Toki's, except for his eyes. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: WordOfGod states his appearance is modeled after [[Film/{{Highlander}} Christopher Lambert]]. * TragicVillain: In some continuities, Amiba started out as an earnest, decent guy who genuinely wanted Toki to teach him Hokuto Shinken so he could heal and help people. But tradition dictated that Toki not speak of the style to anyone else, or even tell Amiba where he ''could'' go to be taught by the rightful successor, and, as he got more and more bitter over the constant rejections, one last bit of humiliation broke the camel's back. * UnstoppableRage: ''Averted.'' Amiba is actually a ''worse'' fighter when he's angry, since it makes him more likely to screw up the delicate pressure points systems of Hokuto Shinken. * VillainTeamUp: With Jagi in ''Ken's Rage''; ''Shirogane no Seija'' reveals Jagi was the one who helped Amiba with his impersonation in exchange for a new technique to help him bulk up. !Uighur [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_uig_414.gif]] -> Voiced by: DaisukeGouri (TV anime), Creator/KentaMiyake (''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (''Ken's Rage'') The Warden of Cassandra, a prison city where many of Raoh's enemies are locked-up, never to see the light of freedom again, Uighur is a giant Mongolian warrior who wields long, sharp Taishan-style whips and a powerful shoulder tackle. He preserved Cassandra's legacy as an inescapable prison until his fight with Kenshiro. ----- [[hardline]] * BossSubtitles: "Hell's Gatekeeper: '''Uighur'''" * CoolHelmet * EvilLaugh: One of the most ridiculous/hilarious ones ever recorded ** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqHJrdXj0s Your hope has become despair]]!" * LargeAndInCharge * NotSoHarmlessVillain: Oh, look at this GiantMook! Kenshiro is going to turn him into swiss cheese...oh, wait - is Kenshiro actually ''hurt'' from his shoulder slam? Oh, crap!! Averted in the 1986 movie in which Rei killed him in one blow after effortlessly dodging his whips. * WalkingShirtlessScene * WhipItGood: Played straight with no BDSM undertones or jokes, but rather as a serious martial art [[/folder]] ---- !From The Second Series [[folder:Heavenly Emperor Arc]] !Ein [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr03_7982.gif]] -> Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (TV anime), Creator/KazuyaNakai (''Ken's Rage'') A bounty hunter hired by the Imperial Army of the Heavenly Emperor, Ein wants to claim the reward on Kenshiro's head to support his "little lady" (actually his daughter Asuka). Kenshiro defeats him, but spares his life; convinced by Bat to help the weak and liberate the populace from the tyranny of the Heavenly Emperor and his army, Ein joins the Hokuto Army. He uses an unorthodox fighting style which he dubs "Kenka Kenpo" (the "art of brawling"). ----- [[hardline]] * BadassNormal: Ein has no formal martial arts training, but he's still more powerful than the average {{mook}}. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: No SupernaturalMartialArts here - he's just a self-taught brawler who happens to be strong enough to punch down a mountain. * [[CoolCar Cool ''Bulldozer'']]: With a recliner seat and ''nitrous oxide injectors''. * {{Eagleland}}: Ein exists as a giant love letter to the American action heroes of TheEighties. * EmotionalBruiser: Lampshaded --> "I understand how Falco feels! Anyone who kills women and children are NOT human beings!!" * GoodOldFisticuffs: Probably the only straight example in the series, since he's more of a brawler than a martial artist. * HappilyAdopted: In the anime and ''Ken's Rage'', Asuka becomes his adoptive daughter. Her real mother was a young widow who befriended Ein before she was killed by bandits. * [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Dies from his injuries after rescuing Lui and the others by punching his way from a flooding underground dungeon. Kenshiro wears one of his gloves in honor of his sacrifice for the remainder of the series]]. * LoveableRogue: Bounty hunter or not, he's an admirable guy * MightyGlacier: Relatively speaking. He has the strength to match a trained martial artist, but not the speed. * NiceGuy: In ''Ken's Rage'', it's shown Ein is respectful and protective of women. * PapaWolf: Do anything to harm Asuka and you're pretty much screwed. In the manga, {{Mook}}s decide to kill his daughter when Ein was away to free a district from the Imperial Army with the Hokuto Army. Ein goes to his daughter's aid just in time and punches so hard his fist goes straight through a thug's face. * TenderTears: Sheds them when [[spoiler:Lin and her sister Lui are reunited]] * WearingAFlagOnYourHead: His outfit is covered in stars and stripes !The Harn Brothers [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr05_8624.gif]] -> Voiced by: DaisukeGouri (Buzz) and Yutaka Shimaka (Gill) Two convicted wrestlers previously captured by Ein, wanted by the Imperial Army for rebelling against them, Buzz and Gill Harn have been imprisoned for attempting to defeat Falco multiple times, but failed. Freed by Kenshiro and Ein, the brothers journey with the Hokuto Army to combat the Imperial Army. [[spoiler:In reality, Buzz and Gill are masters of ''Nanto Sōyōken'' ("South Dipper Twin Hawk Fist"), who not seek to defeat Falco in order to avenge the deaths of other ''Nanto Seiken'' users by his hand, but to assist the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'', proclaiming that "when ''Hokuto'' moves, so must ''Nanto''"]]. ----- [[hardline]] * [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation]]: [[spoiler:In the manga, Gill outlives his brother and helps out Hokuto Army take down Jakoh to avenge his Buzz. In the anime, he's not as lucky]]. * EmotionalBruiser: Gill * HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim: In the manga, when Asuka refuses to cry [[spoiler:at Ein's funeral so he can rest easily]], Gill [[TenderTears sheds tears in the brave little girl's place]]. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Blatantly based on [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors Road Warriors "Hawk" and "Animal"]] * [[spoiler:NukeEm]]: [[spoiler:Buzz attempts to stop Falco with a bomb to give the Hokuto Army enough time to escape from the Imperial Army. Falco's soldiers shield him with their own bodies, making Buzz's HeroicSacrifice [[SenselessSacrifice meaningless]]]]. * OnlyOneName: Inverted; they are the only characters from the manga with a surname. * ScaryBlackMan: Played straight initially with both brothers, but averted with Gill in the manga. See HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim * SpellMyNameWithAnS: An actual spelling variation exists in the original Japanese media due to a misprint in the early editions of the manga. The Japanese spelling of the elder Harn brother varies between ''Bazu'' (バズ, with a dakuten) and ''Hazu'' (ハズ, without a dakuten). The anime went with ''Hazu'', but the ''Kanzenban'' reprint of the manga replaced all instances of ''Hazu'' with ''Bazu''. * [[spoiler:{{Tragic Hero}}es]] !Falco [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr07_216.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiTanaka (TV anime), HisaoEgawa (''Ken's Rage'') Falco is the successor of ''Gento Kōken'' ("First Dipper Imperial Fist"), a martial art which destroys the opponent's body on a cellular level with ki-based attacks. He is the sworn guardian of the Heavenly Emperor and will do whatever it takes to protect him. Although an honorable man, Falco is forced to do Viceroy Jakoh's bidding, [[spoiler:as Jakoh has kept the Emperor hostage and will kill him without hesistation if Falco disobeys his orders]]. [[spoiler:When Lin and her older twin sister Lui were born, Jakoh ordered Falco to kill one of the twins, as two heirs to the throne of the Heavenly Emperor violated the law. Fortunately, Falco could not bring himself to kill an infant, and relegated to bringing Lin under the care of his aunt and uncle, far away from Jakoh's knowledge. When Lin is kidnapped by Jakoh's son Jask and taken to the Kingdom of Shura, Falco heads to the land ahead of Kenshiro to retrieve her, but is untimely defeated by an unknown Shura warrior upon arriving. He manages to avenge his loss by killing the warrior with Kenshiro's help, but Falco's wounds takes its toll and he dies at peace, knowing his wife Myu is carrying his child, who will succeed him as heir to ''Gento Kōken'']]. ----- [[hardline]] * AntiVillain: The only reason he's considered a villain is because he's working for Jakoh. * ArtificialLimbs: His left leg is a prosethetic, sliced just above the knee, as a truce offering to Raoh to pass through and not harm their village during the early days of his campaign to conquer the world. It's implied that he might had been more powerful than Kenshiro had he still had both of his legs. * DangerousForbiddenTechnique: In his bid to defeat the "[[{{Mook}} Nameless Shura]]" at the start of the next arc, Falco requests the use of the pressure point ''Sekkatsukō''; [[spoiler: it works and Falco swiftly defeats his foe, but succumbs to his wounds post-combat]]. * [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler:After serving as Kenshiro's rival for a story arc and killing off Jakoh, Falco is mortally wounded by a Nameless Shura at the start of the next arc]]. * EmotionalBruiser: Falco's soldiers state he has no tears left to cry; instead, it's his prosthetic leg that does the weeping whenever Falco staggers. [[spoiler:Note also he wouldn't have spared an infant Lin if he didn't have a heart]]. * KiAttacks: The basis of ''Gento Kōken'' * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His facial appearance is based on Creator/DolphLundgren. * OneManArmy * [[spoiler:WorfHadTheFlu]]: [[spoiler:Kenshiro notes that Falco was still recovering from their previous fight when the Nameless Shura overpowered and wounded him to the brink of death. As soon as Kenshiro restores him to a semblance of health via the ''Sekkatsukō'' pressure point, Falco proves him right by wiping the floor with his killer]]. * WorthyOpponent: He starts out like this, [[spoiler:but once Empress Lui is rescued, Falco pulls a HeelFaceTurn and kills Jakoh. Unfortunately, he does not last long as one of Kenshiro's newest allies]]. !Jakoh [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr06_557.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruChiba (TV anime), Creator/EijiTakemoto (''Ken's Rage'') Governor-General of the Imperial Army and Viceroy to the Heavenly Emperor, Jakoh enforces the Heavenly Emperor's will to the world with an iron fist. At the same time, he's also a corrupt opportunist; to that end, [[spoiler:he secludes the Heavenly Emperor from Falco and his ''Gento'' masters to do his bidding, else the Emperor's life is forfeit. During Raoh's campaign to conquer the world, just before leaving Falco's village, Raoh advised Falco to kill Jakoh, sensing his evil intentions, but also so that Falco can maintain peace. However, Falco couldn't bring himself to do it, since Jakoh was raised by Falco's mother as one of her own. After Falco's mother passed away, Jakoh took the opportunity to usurp the Heavenly Emperor's power by locking her away in a secret dungeon beneath the Imperial Capital]]. ----- [[hardline]] * [[spoiler:BigBad]]: Of the Heavenly Emperor arc ** [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad]]: Pretty rare for this series, [[spoiler:since he relies on his sons Jask and Shiino (replaced by "Taiga of the Green Light" and "Boltz of the Blue Light", both renegade ''Gento'' masters, in the anime) to enforce his will]]. * DirtyCoward * {{Expy}}: Based on TheJoker * FantasticLightSource: The Imperial Capital shines so brightly it lights up like a giant light bulb. [[spoiler:This is because Jakoh developed a fear of the dark after his encounter with Raoh left an overwhelming terror in him]]. * [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]] !Solia [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr04_3479.gif]] -> Voiced by: Michihiro Ikemizu (TV anime) Solia is a general of the Imperial Army and fellow practitioner of ''Gento Kōken'', also known as "Solia of the Purple Light". He lost his right eye during a sparring match with Falco, but still respects the man in spite of that. He challenges Kenshiro under orders from Falco. ----- [[hardline]] * AntiVillain: He all but admits he's only fighting Kenshiro to ensure he's ready to face Falco. * BetterToDieThanBeKilled: His death in the manga * EyepatchOfPower * KiAttacks: Rather than gold/yellow like Falco's, Solia corresponds with purple. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Looks like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger with an eyepatch. * WakeUpCallBoss: The first serious adversary Kenshiro fights during the second half of the manga. * WeHardlyKnewYe: The only other user of ''Gento Kōken'' in the manga (excluding Shoki, since his skills are debatable), yet only appears to fight Kenshiro. !Shoki -> Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda (TV anime) Another general of the Imperial Army and a close friend of Falco, years earlier before the story arc, [[spoiler:Shoki encountered a wandering Kenshiro and Yuria sometime after his duel with Raoh and provided shelter to the two by allowing them to stay in his nearby home village, where Yuria spent the rest of her days in peace]]. When Jakoh became Viceroy to the Heavenly Emperor, Shoki time after time attempts to convince Falco to rebel against the corrupt official. ----- [[hardline]] * AscendedExtra: In the manga, Shoki was a common acquaintance of Falco and Kenshiro, [[spoiler:only to be unceremoniously killed off by one of Jakoh's son Shiino]]. In the anime, he is one of four ''Gento'' generals who serve Falco (the other three being Solia, Taiga and Boltz) and gets to show off a bit of his ''Gento'' expertise against Kenshiro. * KiAttacks: Red, but only in the anime (he uses brute strength in the manga). * MeaningfulName: Named after the Chinese guardian deity "Zhong Kui", who awarded his best friend with his beautiful sister's hand in marriage. Before becoming an Imperial General, Shoki was the guardian of his village, [[spoiler:providing Kenshiro and Yuria a place to stay before she passed away. Kenshiro repays him by hurling Shiino's spear used to kill Shoki back at him]]. * RememberTheNewGuy: Kenshiro recognizes him the moment the Hokuto Army encounters him, despite having never appeared in the series up to that point. Admittingly, it occurred during the TimeSkip. * [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe]]: [[spoiler:Just as soon as it seems like Falco is able to smuggle Shoki out from the Imperial Capital, Shiino assassinates him]]. !The Heavenly Emperor/[[spoiler:Lui]] -> Voiced by: [[spoiler:Creator/YoshinoTakamori]] (TV anime), [[spoiler:Akemi Sato]] (''Ken's Rage'') The Heavenly Emperor (''Tentei'') is the successor of a royal family to whom ''Gento Kōken'' is sworn to protect. Representing the "Imperial Star" (better known as Polaris[[note]]Not to be confused with the Big Dipper constellation[[/note]]), the unnamed Emperor rules much of the wasteland following Raoh's death, ensuring his reign is everlasting and unopposed. With the mighty Falco and Jakoh at his beck and whim, the people are at the Emperor's mercy, until the Hokuto Army began its rebellion, led by a returning Kenshiro, to combat his tyranny, liberating one district after another, all the way to the Imperial Capital. [[spoiler:In reality, the Heavenly Emperor is Lui, Lin's estranged, older twin sister. The two were seperated when they were babies, upon which Jakoh ordered Lin to be put to death, as neither one can compete for the throne. However, Falco showed mercy and had the infant Lin taken to safety, thus Lui ascended to become the Emperor. Unfortunately, Jakoh took Lui hostage, proclaiming himself as her representative, and blackmailing ''Gento Kōken'' masters into servitude, forcing them to destroy rival martial arts in her name]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BigBad: [[spoiler:Averted]] * [[spoiler:DistressedDamsel]] * [[spoiler:LongBusTrip]]: [[spoiler:Post-Heavenly Emperor arc, Lui is neither seen nor mentioned again]]. * [[spoiler:LongLostSibling]] * [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl]] * [[spoiler:TwinTelepathy]]: As Lin draws closer to the Imperial Capital, she hears the Emperor's voice [[spoiler:via ESP]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Kingdom of Shura arc]] !''Hokuto Ryūken'' ''Hokuto Ryūken'' ("North Star Lapis Lazuli Fist") is a fighting style which branched off from the main ''Hokuto'' bloodline along with ''Hokuto Shinken''. Like its counterpart, ''Hokuto Ryūken'' uses 1109 destructive pressure points of the human body as the basis of its techniques. In contrast to ''Hokuto Shinken'' who manipulates ''touki'', ''Hokuto Ryūken'' masters use ''matouki'' ("evil fighting spirit"), with results that can drive its practitioner insane. The three ''Rasho'' ("The Lords of Shura") that Kenshiro faces in the Kingdom of Shura arc are all masters of ''Hokuto Ryūken''. !!Han [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr11_4682.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/KojiTotani (TV anime), Takuya Kirimoto (''Ken's Rage'') The Third ''Rasho'' of the Kingdom of Shura and the first ''Hokuto Ryūken'' master Kenshiro faces, Han is constantly under the threat of assassination. He claims to have lost count of the number of assassins he disposed after the hundredth time. His style of ''Hokuto Ryūken'' uses hurricane-like techniques that are so fast they don't leave trails of a shadow, including strong wind currents with his fists. As Han succumbs to his wounds during his fight with Kenshiro, he reveals [[spoiler:that the Land of Shura is where Kenshiro was born]]. ----- [[hardline]] * {{Badass}}: Such as having a harem of beauties, willingness to drink poison to mock his assassins, and his ball-breaking fight with Kenshiro. * BadassMustache * {{BloodKnight}}: Han has no respect for anyone's life, including his own, when it comes to combat * ChinesePeople * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His facial appearance is based on [[{{Queen}} Freddy Mercury]] * WeHardlyKnewYe: Compared to the other two ''Rasho'', we see little of Han's backstory about how he came to learn ''Hokuto Ryūken'' !!Hyoh [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr14_7726.gif]] -> Voiced by: Shinji Ogawa (TV anime), Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (''Ken's Rage'') The Second ''Rasho'' [[spoiler:and Kenshiro's biological older brother]], Hyoh is admired and praised by the commoners of Shura for being a benevolent, kind ruler when compared against the tryannical Kaioh. [[spoiler:Hyoh and Kenshiro are the descendents of the main ''Hokuto'' bloodline, but were separated when they were children, as Raoh and Toki took the infant Kenshiro with them to the mainland to train under Ryuken, while Hyoh remained behind with Jukei, the master of ''Hokuto Ryūken''. Unfortunately, his memories of Kenshiro were sealed away by Jukei; the scar on his forehead was a result of this]]. When Hyoh finds Han's body floating down towards his castle, he swears revenge at the one who killed him. Kaioh takes advantage of this through manipulating Hyoh [[spoiler:by killing his fiancée Sayaka, Kaioh's younger sister, blaming her death on Kenshiro]]. Hyoh turns insane and becomes possessed by ''matouki'', hellbent for the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken''. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Hyoh returns to normal after fighting his brother, even regaining his memories. He realizes why Jukei had to seal away his memories during his training, but is accosted with the fact that Kaioh also had a hand in sealing his memories. He rescues Lin from Kaioh's warriors, intent on taking full responsibility for his actions]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:No thanks to Kaioh]] * ChinesePeople * [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler:Severely wounded fighting off an army of Kaioh's Shura {{mook}}s to protect Lin]]. * FaceHeelTurn: The noblest of Shura's overlords [[spoiler:until the death of Sayaka]] sends him into AxCrazy. ** [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:Upon fighting Kenshiro, his memories of his brother are retriggered, including the fact that Kaioh lied to him]]. * GoodScarsEvilScars * [[spoiler:LongLostSibling]] * OneManArmy !!Kaioh [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr15_5734.gif]] -> Voiced by: KenjiUtsumi (TV anime), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (''Ken's Rage'') The BigBad of the Kingdom of Shura arc, Kaioh is the First ''Rasho'' and the strongest of the ''Hokuto Ryūken'' masters. Clad in black armor, which he wears not for protection, but to control the flow of ''matouki'' he emits, Kaioh proclaims himself the "Creator of the New Century" (''Shin Seiki Sozoshu''). [[spoiler:The elder biological brother of Raoh and Toki, Kaioh remained in Shura to train with Jukei in ''Hokuto Ryūken'']]. Kaioh despises the primary ''Hokuto'' bloodline with a passion, and Kenshiro is the next person to incur his wrath upon entering the Kingdom of Shura to rescue Lin and challenge the three ''Rasho''. Much of Kaioh's hate for ''Hokuto'' stems from [[spoiler:being forced to play second fiddle to Hyoh, despite being the more gifted disciple of Jukei. This is ultimately solidified when his mother died saving Kenshiro and Hyoh during a fire that claimed her life]]. ----- [[hardline]] * [[spoiler:[[AndNowYouMustMarryMe And Now You Must Sleep With Me]]]]: To Lin after he takes her from Kenshiro, [[spoiler:in hopes she will bear him a child]]. * AxCrazy * CardCarryingVillain: One of the few ''Fist of the North Star'' villains who openly brags about how evil they are. * CastingAShadow: Likely the closest it gets. * ChinesePeople * CompositeCharacter: Think Souther, mixed with [[spoiler:OedipusComplex]] turned UpToEleven, added with Raoh's character design, plus a few facial scars. Now shake and bake - hell, the manner in which [[spoiler:Kaioh dies by jumping into the air and falling into Kenshiro's fist is exactly identical to Souther's]]. * CoolHorse: His horse "Hayabusa-Maru" is just as large as Kokuoh-Go, only completely red. * [[CoveredWithScars Covered With]] GoodScarsEvilScars: As a consequence of [[spoiler:causing them himself via self-infliction to drown out his conscience]]. * DarkIsEvil * DarthVaderClone: Even [[UpToEleven moreso]] than his kid brother, as he also is a member of the EvilCounterpart to TheHero's tradition, has his helmet initially obscuring his face, ''and'' having Vader's MageKnight[=/=]KungFuWizard schtick. * [[spoiler:DiedStandingUp]]: [[spoiler:Kills himself with a flux of lava, becoming a statue of molten rock]]. * [[spoiler:EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas]]: [[spoiler:His primary motivation evil]] * IHaveYouNowMyPretty: When holding Lin hostage * [[spoiler:{{Irony}}]]: [[spoiler:As Kenshiro reveals after discovering the origins of ''Hokuto Shinken'', Kaioh is ''also'' part of the main ''Hokuto'' bloodline]]. * KungFuWizard: Unlike other ''Hokuto Ryūken'' users, Kaioh's techniques seem more like magic than martial arts. * [[KickTheDog Kill The Dog]]: In the manga, he crushes his pet dog's head [[spoiler:while mourning his mother's death]]. In the anime, this is {{bowdlerize}}d by letting the dog drown in a river. * LightningBruiser * MonsterSobStory: Suddenly told to Kenshiro before their final battle * PsychoticSmirk: He has one on his face almost consistently, in contrast with [[PerpetualFrowner his brother]]. * [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]] * TheSociopath: [[spoiler:Murders his own sister (Hyoh's fiancee) and claims that Kenshiro was responsible in order to get Hyoh and Kenshiro to kill each other.]] * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute[=/=]BackupTwin: Basically Raoh with an x-shaped scar on his face !Akashachi [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr08_166.gif]] -> Voiced by: DaisukeGouri (TV anime), Nobuaki Kakuda (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/TetsuInada (''Ken's Rage'') Akashachi ("Red Orca") is a one-legged, one-eyed captain of the pirate ship, the "Dual-Hulled Orca", who reluctantly tranports Kenshiro across the Dead Sea (the last remaining sea on Earth) to reach the Kingdom of Shura. Years earlier, he was separated from his son Shachi when a hundred of his men were slaughtered by a young, Shura warrior when they landed on the shores. Upon reaching Shura, Akashachi requests Kenshiro to find Shachi, who somehow got lost in Shura during their last voyage. Portrayed as a brutal pirate, Akashachi saves a heavily injured Kenshiro in his first bout with Kaioh, [[spoiler:but is killed while rescuing him. However, he manages to find his son, including meeting the love of his life Leia, giving both of them his blessing before death]]. It's revealed Raoh personally thanked Akashachi some point in the past, when he crossed the Dead Sea to meet Kaioh before he began his conquest of the wasteland. ----- [[hardline]] * ArtificialLimbs[=/=]DisabilitySuperpower: His right hand and right leg has been replaced by a grappling hook and a knife respectively. * BadassGrandpa * BadassNormal * CoolOldGuy * EyepatchOfPower * [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]] * {{Pirate}} !Shachi [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Shachi_9714.gif]] -> Voiced by: HirotakaSuzuoki (TV anime), Creator/HiroshiKamiya (''Ken's Rage'') The estranged son of Akashachi, Shachi ("Orca") was separated from his father and crew during their first voyage to the Kingdom of Shura, after they were ambushed by a lone Shura warrior. Relegated to staying in Shura, Shachi fell in love with a local girl named Leia, but in order to protect her from the authorities, he decides to train in ''Hokuto Ryūken'' under Jukei, adopting the identity "Rakshasa". While his original goal was to use the kidnapped Lin as bait and force Kenshiro to fight and destroy the three ''Rasho'', he becomes Kenshiro's loyal ally in Shura after reuniting with his father for the briefest of time, even [[spoiler:sacrificing his left eye to Hyoh so a wounded Kenshiro following his first fight with Kaioh would not be captured. After helping Kenshiro restore his brother Hyoh's memories, Shachi sacrifices himself to buy Kenshiro time to master the secrets of the ''Hokuto'' bloodline and faces Kaioh, but is mortally wounded and dies in Leia's arms]]. ----- [[hardline]] * [[spoiler:DeathByDisfigurement]]: [[spoiler:In his fight against Kaioh, he loses an arm due to Kaioh's horse and a leg due to Kaioh himself, and succumbs to his wounds shortly afterwards.]] * [[spoiler:EyepatchOfPower]]: [[spoiler:Picks up his father's after sacrificing his left eye in order to convince Hyoh to let him through, while carrying the gravely injured Kenshiro]]. * MysteriousWatcher: Shachi first appears as a mysterious, cloaked figure watching Kenshiro from afar. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Rei - both men are willing to cast away morality in order to achieve their goals, becomes a straight-up {{Face}} after meeting Kenshiro and fiercely loyal to him, has a woman he loves and devotes himself to, [[spoiler:and dies fighting the BigBad before the latter is defeated by Kenshiro, with his final words directed to his lover before passing]]. Shachi's white hair is the same as Rei's during his last days. * UndyingLoyalty: To Kenshiro, after witnessing the latter's heroism. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Before meeting Kenshiro. * WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted; Shachi is initially portrayed as a ruthless individual, but goes through CharacterDevelopment thanks to Kenshiro, and becomes selflessly heroic. !Kuroyasha -> Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruChiba (TV anime) Another powerful ''Hokuto Ryūken'' practitioner [[spoiler:and a protector of the ''Hokuto Sōke'' bloodline]], Kuroyasha is a short, dwarfish man who appears before Kenshiro, [[spoiler:claiming he was once his guardian when he was an infant. When Hyoh goes insane and orders his brother's death, Kuroyasha heads to his lair at ''Raseiden'' to defeat Hyoh. Unfortunately, he is no match of ''Hokuto Ryūken'', but Kenshiro manages to restores Hyoh's memories. Kuroyasha continues to accompany Hyoh until his death at the hands of Kaioh's army in order to protect Lin]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BadassGrandpa * ChinesePeople * DroppedABridgeOnHim * PintsizedPowerhouse * WolverineClaws !Jukei -> Voiced by: Kōhei Miyauchi (TV anime) The previous ''Hokuto Ryūken'' successor, Jukei is the master who trained the three ''Rasho'' and Shachi. Many years ago, Jukei went on a crazed killing spree due to misusing the style and was consumed with ''matouki''. It would take Ryuken of ''Hokuto Shinken'' to stop him, but by then it was too late, as he had killed his wife and child. [[spoiler:Sending away Raoh, Toki and Kenshiro to train with Ryuken]], Jukei began Kaioh, Hyoh and their mutual friend Han in their training, who hoped the three could save the war-torn Land of Shura from its oppressors. [[spoiler:In reality, Jukei believed the three were too "weak" to learn ''Hokuto Shinken'': Kaioh's heart was filled with hate over the loss of his mother and Hyoh was too emotionally attached to his younger brother Kenshiro. Despite the risks, he taught them ''Hokuto Ryūken'', under the belief that a ''Hokuto Shinken'' successor such as Raoh will return to Shura and save it]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, his students became oppressors themselves following the nuclear war, ascending to their status as the three ''Rasho''; even Shachi, whom he took as his fourth discipline, soon fell to violence. When Jukei learns that Kenshiro is the one arriving to Shura in Raoh's place, he decides to take matters into his own hands by undoing the seal on Hyoh's memories to prevent both brothers from killing each other. However, he did not expect Kaioh to have tampered and compromised the seal himself, rendering Jukei's attempt fruitless. Just as he realizes what Kaioh has done, Hyoh delivers the killing blow; as Jukei lays dying, he states his regrets, citing he may have doomed all of Shura to his evil disciples]]. In ''Fist of the Blue Sky'', Jukei appears as an orphaned child belonging to ''Hokuto Ryukaken''. ----- [[hardline]] * ChinesePeople: Via ''Fist of the Blue Sky'' * {{Jerkass}}: As a master, Jukei did everything to ensure his disciples would screw up - [[spoiler:blackmailing Kaioh into becoming Hyoh's patsy, and erasing Hyoh's memory of his darling brother Kenshiro]] was just a few of the things he did. * [[spoiler:MyGreatestFailure]] * [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]] * WhatHaveIDone: After murdering his wife and his child in a violent frenzy !Nameless Shura [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr09_214.gif]] -> Voiced by: Juuji Matsuda (TV anime) A low-class Shura warrior who has literally not made a name for himself yet, he is a master of ''Shura Nindō'', a style of Ninpō taught in the Kingdom of Shura. At the age of 14, this boy singlehandedly destroyed a hundred of Akashachi's men during his failed attempt to raid the Kingdom. Years later, [[spoiler:when Falco crossed the Dead Sea to search for the kidnapped Lin]] the Nameless Shura takes him by surprise and deals a fatal blow. With Kenshiro's help, [[spoiler:Falco]] is able to recover his strength and defeat him. ----- [[hardline]] * ChinesePeople * CurbStompBattle: Many fans have voiced their disgust at how a non-entity like the Nameless Shura manages to [[spoiler:gravely wound one of Kenshiro's mightiest rivals from the second series]]. Justified when the technical possibility of [[spoiler:Falco]] losing so easily is immediately explained by Kenshiro that [[spoiler:Falco still hadn't recovered from their nearly-fatal fight]]. Still, story-wise, this was perhaps ''the'' most pointless and spiteful death in the series. * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A NoNameGiven warrior of Shura; enough said * WeHardlyKnewYe !Alf [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr10_8456.gif]] A high-class Shura warrior who claims to have defeated most of his adversaries in less than two minutes each, earning him the nickname "Alf of the Hourglass". He is one of the first Shura warriors Kenshiro faces in his venture into the Kingdom. ----- [[hardline]] * ArrangedMarriage: The Shura Warrior Kaiser promised him one to Lin if he kills Kenshiro. * DoppelgangerSpin * MasterPoisoner: His cape is poisonous, and he tricks his opponents into striking it. * RaceAgainstTheClock: Self-imposed; he can kill most men in less than two minutes. Kenshiro defeats HIM within that limit. * ScaryBlackMan * WeHardlyKnewYe [[/folder]] [[folder:Post-Kingdom Of Shura]] !Ryu The orphaned, posthumous son of Raoh, Ryu was raised by the Hakuri family following his father's death. When "Uncle" Kenshiro returns to the mainland from the Kingdom of Shura, he takes Ryu, full of wit and courage at a young age, to learn of ''Hokuto Shinken'' and its philsophies, journeying throughout the wasteland. After a few story arcs, Kenshiro abruptly leaves him under the care of Balga and his son Shingo, so that Ryu can train on his own. Although the character never makes an appearance outisde of the manga, he makes a non-vocal cameo in a flashback for ''New Fist of the North Star''. ----- [[hardline]] * AdultsAreUseless: Toyed with - Kenshiro refuses to intervene on Ryu's behalf regarding Kouketsu and his men, telling the boy that he must "fight his own battles". Averted when Kenshiro steps in and saves the day, anyway. * KidSidekick: To Kenshiro * PutOnABus: Is left behind in Balga's care before the very last arc. * UnexpectedSuccessor: It's implied Ryu will be the next successor of ''Hokuto Shinken''. * UnnamedParent: His mother is conveniently unidentified. Fans speculate it may have been Yuria, during the time she was taken by Raoh, ''assuming'' he truly took advantage of her. The fact the prologue of the ''Legend of Kenshiro'' movie implies she is pregnant lends credence to this theory, assuming the child isn't Kenshiro's or they consummated after their marriage. However, [[WordOfGod Buronson and Hara]] have said nil about the subject. Other candidates includes Reina, Raoh's childhood friend and one of his generals who appears in ''Legends of the True Savior'' and ''Legends of the Dark King'', and Toh, who may have had an affair with Raoh at some point in the past. !Kouketsu The first villain in the third part of the manga, Kouketsu was originally a horsefeeder in Raoh's army, who believed he could get into the tyrant's good graces by shining his shoes, but Raoh saw through his deception and threatened to kill him. Short and fat, Kouketsu [[GenreSavvy used his intelligence and savviness]] to create false fertile land, then enslave gullible wasteland travelers to farm it. When Kouketsu's men stole and killed Ryu's foster parents over their abundant crops, Kenshiro and Ryu journey to Kouketsu's to deal with the dictator and liberate the slaves. ----- [[hardline]] * DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Is only so successful because he realizes that the times have changed * DisproportionateRetribution: All of the murder, pain, slavery, and death was due to Raoh telling him to stop being such a brown nose or risk death himself. * {{Expy}}: One of his henchman looks like FrankensteinsMonster; when he hops onto his minion's shoulders, both look like [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome Master-Blaster]]. * FatBastard * [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard]]: [[spoiler:Dies when one of his own traps springs on him]]. * NonActionBigBad * RummageSaleReject: Surprisingly averted, as his outfit is even MORE normal and recognizable than the Colonel's. * TokenMotivationalNemesis: For Ryu !Baran The penultimate villain from the manga, Baran is the self-proclaimed "Emperor of Light" (''Kotei''), who rules the Kingdom of Blanca. Declaring himself God, he leads a cult of brainwashed followers to do his bidding and performs miracles to those who believe in him, while striking down disbelievers. [[spoiler:In reality, Baran's abilities come from ''Hokuto Shinken'': upon losing his younger sister to illness because of her devotion to the monotheistic diety of ''Fist of the North Star'', believing she will be healed through prayer rather than medicine, Baran renounced his faith and swore to oppose God, who he believes took her life. When a young Baran witnessed the power of Raoh, he joined his army and learned a few ''Hokuto Shinken'' techniques through him. Years after Raoh's defeat, Baran comes across the peaceful Kingdom of Blanca, and conquers it quietly by becoming the Emperor of Light]]. ----- [[hardline]] * AGodAmI: Of sorts * GoOutWithASmile * KiAttacks: [[spoiler:Though he had mastered Raoh's ''Hokuto Gōshō Ha'', Kenshiro demonstrates how it's ''exactly'' done]]. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Modeled after the singer Pete Burns during his ''Dead or Alive'' days * [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: [[spoiler:Upon realizing the wrongness of his actions, he pretends to be an imposter who is killed so that the kingdom of Blanca can return to normal and so its people no longer worship him.]] * StrawAtheist: [[spoiler:Is waging his personal war against God because his sister died. Subverted when Baran reconverts prior to his death]]. * UsedToBeASweetKid !Bolge -> Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu (''Ken's Rage'') The final villain in the manga, Bolge was originally a GiantMook after a bounty was placed on Kenshiro's head (shortly after Bat joins Kenshiro in his travels). Rather than kill him, Kenshiro spared Bolge, but cut out his eyes, rendering him insane and harboring a deep hatred for the martial artist. Grafting all sorts of weaponry to his body, Bolge goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against anyone who has ever wronged him, especially Kenshiro. [[spoiler:After Bat leaves an amnesiac Kenshiro and Lin, he discovers Bolge is alive, but is determined to prevent him from finding Kenshiro. Taking on his friend's identity, including his signature seven scars, Bat bravely faces Bolge, but is overwhelmed and brtually tortured. Kenshiro manages to find Bat, and when Bat's screams retrigger Kenshiro's memories, he easily defeats Bolge. However, it is the heavily wounded Bat who deals the final, killing blow]]. ----- [[hardline]] * ButForMeItWasTuesday: A random bandit seeking power who Kenshiro brutally disfigured in his wanderings. While Kenshiro gave the man no further thought, Bolge decides to live entirely just to take revenge for what happened. * CombatPragmatist: And ''how''; he almost rivals Jagi for this position. * [[spoiler:CoupDeGrace]]: [[spoiler:Delivered by Bat, not Kenshiro]] * [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd, NotQuiteDead]]: [[spoiler:Survives Kenshiro's ''Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken'' just so he can try to take somebody with him. Bat is forced to finish him off when he goes for Lin]]. * DisabilitySuperpower: Being blind soesn't seem to inhibit Bolge * DisproportionateRetribution: Slaughters everybody who ever wronged him in any way by crucifying and torturing them to death * FromNobodyToNightmare * {{Gonk}}: Extremely ugly even for ''Fist of the North Star''; of course, his head ''did'' deform from Kenshiro's fist, but as the flashback shows, he was pretty bad before he was blinded. * MeaningfulName: Multiple weapons grafted to his body, including metal plating to his skull for protection. Another translation for his name is "[[Franchise/StarTrek Borg]]". * MookPromotion: From a simple bandit to the final villain of the manga ** PostFinalBoss: Exists mostly to serve as part of the last wrap-ups to the story * [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain]]: [[spoiler:Had Bolge just finished off Bat instead of slowly torturing him, Kenshiro wouldn't have regained his memories]]. * RememberTheNewGuy: Bolge never appeared before in the manga, yet a flashback is provided to show when Kenshiro defeats him the first time, implying their encounter occurred sometime before meeting the Colonel. * ToThePain: He wants his revenge to ''last'' * [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode]]: [[spoiler:Actually happens, but he lives long enough to try for one last stab]] [[/folder]] ---- !Spinoff characters The following are characters who do not appear in the original manga, but make their debut in other ''Fist of the North Star'' material. [[folder:From ''Legends of the True Savior'']] !Reina -> Voiced by: Kou Shibasaki (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/MaiNakahara (''Legends of the Dark King'', JP), Emily Neves (''Legends of the Dark King'', ENG) Making her first appearance in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death'' and later in ''Legends of the Dark King'', Reina is a childhood friend of Raoh, and a native of the Land of Shura. Before Raoh left, he promised Reina he would return to save their home; however, Reina and her older brother Souga would journey to the mainland and assist him with the building of his army, following the nuclear war. Assigned the role of Raoh's captain of his royal guards, Reina leads his cavalry using the sword-style ''''Nichigetsu Soutou'' ("Twin Blades of the Sun and Moon"), earning her the nickname "Reina of the Twin Blades". !Souga -> Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (''Legends of the True Savior''), Masaya Matsukaze (''Legends of the Dark King'', JP), David Matranga (''Legends of the Dark King'', ENG) The older brother of Reina, Souga appears in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death'' as Raoh's closest confidant and friend, and a master of ''Suzan Senpuu Kyaku'' ("Mt. Song Whirlwind Kick"). However, he is executed by Raoh during a failed assassination attempt, whom Raoh accuses of masterminding it. ''Legends of the Dark King'' expands on his story before his death: upon leaving the Land of Shura, Souga joins Raoh as his primary strategist for his campaign to conquer the world. Their victories earned Souga the title "Souga the Swift"; unfortunately, his right leg is a prosthetic, having lost it after conquering the city prison Cassandra. [[spoiler:When he was struck with a fatal attack by the warrior Gaiya, giving him a mere two months of life left, Souga decides on a ruse to scare Raoh's troops out of any inclinations of desertion or rebellion. To that end, with Raoh's acknowledgement, he and an appointed hitman deliberately fail the assassination attempt on Raoh, who subsequently kills his good friend in front of his horrified men, solidfying their allegiance to ''Ken-oh'']]. !Dharma -> Voiced by: Creator/YusakuYara Yuria and Ryuga's guardian when they were children, Dharma first appeared as the unnamed individual who brought Yuria to Ryuken's temple in the manga. In ''Legend of Yuria'', [[spoiler:Dharma, who was the Last General of Nanto, ordered the ''Nanto Goshasei'' to retrieve Yuria from Shin, to ensure protection of the ''Nanto'' bloodline. He passes away when Yuria reunites with him; in his honor, she ascends to his position]]. !Sara -> Voiced by: Creator/AyaHirano Appearing in ''Legend of Toki'', Sara is a female doctor with connections to Ryuken's temple. A close friend of Toki and his LoveInterest, she is the one who diagnoses him with radiation poisoning. When Toki decides to leave the temple, Sara travels with him to build the Village of Miracles. !Fugen -> Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono Fugen appears in ''Legend of Kenshiro'', and was the previous successor of ''Nanto Koshū Ken'', who trained Shin and Jugai. !Jugai -> Voiced by: Creator/RikiyaKoyama A former disciple of Fugen, Jugai is another use of ''Nanto Koshū Ken'', and is the primary antagonist of ''Legend of Kenshiro''. When his wife and daughter were killed by bandits, Jugai turned to a life of evil. !Pluto -> Voiced by: Masuo Amada A rival warlord who Raoh easily defeats in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death'', Pluto (or ''Meioh'') makes another appearance in ''Legends of the Dark King'', who has taken over the cities of Southern Cross and Godland following the deaths of Shin and the Colonel. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Pluto is secretly manipulated by Gaiya, despite being the leader of his troops]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:From ''Legends of the Dark King'']] !Sakuya -> Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (ENG) Appearing exclusively in the ''Legends of the Dark King'' AnimatedAdaptation, Sakuya is a mysterious woman with an unknown agenda who joins Raoh as his secondary strategist. She is the younger sister of Gaiya and a master of ''Kokuzan Ongyo Ken'' ("Black Mountain Dark Form Fist"), a style that renders its user near invisible. On occasion, Sakuya visits Toki in his prison cell at Cassandra, reporting on Raoh and Kenshiro's progress; only Reina is aware of her actions. Upon witnessing Raoh and Souther's increasing hegemony, Sakuya determines both men are unworthy of being a conqueror (Souther lacks compassion and love; Raoh cannot emote sadness), noting there's another individual who possesses both traits. [[spoiler:In order to stop their climatic duel, she takes the fatal blow from both martial artists' fists]]. !Ryuroh -> Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP), Kalob Martinez (ENG) A master of ''Nanto Ryuo Ken'' ("South Star Seagull Fist"), he was reputed as the "Wise Leader of the South Star" (''Nanto no Jisho''), a military strategist who led ''Nanto'' troops to several victories. When the 108 schools of ''Nanto Seiken'' broke up and began fighting amongst themselves, Ryuroh chose a life of solitude and peace, not wishing to be involved in the conflicts. Living now as the hermit "Ryuroh of the Woods", he attempts to convince Raoh to change his mind of conquering the world, and use his abilities as a force of good like his brothers Toki and Kenshiro. [[spoiler:Raoh believes this is an act of defiance against him, and the two are forced to fight. He mortally wounds Ryuroh, but discovers he was already dying from illness. Ryuroh makes a final plea, hoping Raoh will turn from his ways with his death]]. Ryuroh makes an appearance in ''Soukaku no Garou'' as a advisor and stand-in for the Last General of Nanto, when the ''Nanto Seiken'' were convened to consider [[spoiler:the actions of Rei's rogue master, Rofu]]. !Gaiya -> Voiced by: Masayuki Katou (JP), Leraldo Anzaldua (ENG) Another master of ''Kokuzan Ongyo Ken'', Gaiya is the older brother of Sakuya. [[spoiler:He infiltrated Pluto's army and gained control of his organization from behind-the-scenes, becoming its actual figurehead. When he confronts Souga and Ryuga, his mastery of ''Kokuzan Ongyo Ken'' proves too formidable, he winds up wounding Souga, who is left with a few months to live]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:From ''Soukaku no Garou'']] !Yuh A young drifter who Rei meets in his search for his sister Airi, Yuh tells the ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' master that she may be at Asgarzul, a city created to shelter women. Yuh claims to be a practitioner of ''Nanto Seiken'', but is used as a ruse to gain Rei's compliance and sympathy. [[spoiler:Yuh is the adopted younger sister of Eva, Queen of Asgarzul. As a child, Yuh's mother was killed by bandits, but Eva took her into the city under her protection, but also to ensure her legacy can be passed on, as Eva saw Yuh as her potential successor. With her adoptive sister's death, Yuh is forced to ascend to the title of "queen" to ensure the city and its citizens can continue their way of life]]. !Freeda Leader of "Eva's Valkyries", the elite guard who protect Asgarzul and the Queen, Freeda sees to it that the men who venture in and out of Asgarzul remain in order. [[spoiler:When Eva is assassinated, Freeda accuses Rei of the hit, but is unsure he is the culprit when he has no motives to kill her. In the meantime, Freeda continues to protect the women of Asgarzul, as various, lawless factions seek to overthrow the women's control of the city]]. !Eva Queen of Asgarzul, a city built by women to be the "red-light district" of the new, terrible world, Eva is gifted with the foreknowledge of things that must come to pass. She invites Rei into her city, reminding him of his destiny as the Star of Justice, but also one who holds the potential to be as great as other conquerors in the world. According to Eva, many men have come to Asgarzul seeking her guidance and pleasure, including Shin, Souther and Raoh. However, none have dared conquered the city because of what it stands for. [[spoiler:Her assassination sets off the plot for ''Soukaku no Garou'', and Rei intends to find the individual who has framed him for her death]]. !Zan The successor to ''Nanto Kojaku Ken'', Zan intends to conquer Asgarzul for [[spoiler:Rofu]], but is actually a double agent working for [[spoiler:Yuda]]. !Rima A former guardian of Asgarzul and one of Eva's closest bodyguards, Rima is a product of genetic engineering and experiments done by government scientists prior to the nuclear fallout to create the ultimate super-soldier. Also known as "Rima of Alkaid", his physical strength is monstrous and unmatched. [[spoiler:Although he initially serves as Rofu's right-hand man]], his loyalty lies with Eva. !Karen A practitioner of ''Nanto Hisui Ken'', Karen was a close friend of Rei during his days of training in ''Nanto Suichō Ken''. [[spoiler:Following the nuclear apocalypse, she aligned with Raoh, after her brother Masaya was killed as part of Shuh's resistance against Souther, and is seen watching Rei and Rofu during their bout. She reppears in the extra chapters of ''Soukaku no Garou'', under orders from Raoh to invade Mamiya's village and conquer it, when Kenshiro left to seek Jagi. Rei is forced to fight and kill her]]. !Rofu The previous successor to ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' and Rei's master, Rofu was a stern and strict pracitioner of the style. He favors raw strength to perfect the art, and demands that Rei must do the same if he is to succeed him. [[spoiler:After the nuclear war, Rofu seeks to conquer the heavens and take back the title of successor of ''Nanto Suichō Ken'']]. !Linlei Rofuh's wife and a fellow practitioner of ''Nanto Suichō Ken'', Linlei was originally in the running lead to be the successor, noted to be even stronger than Rofu, but gave it up to marry him. Although Rofu may have taught Rei the raw, powerful aspects of the style, Linlei is the one who showed Rei that ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' is also about beauty, elegance and grace. From her, Rei was able to learn the ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' technique, ''Hien Ryubu'', which Linlei was famous for. [[spoiler:In order to stop her power-hungry husband after the apocalypse, Linlei was forced to fight Rofu, but let her guard down, and was killed by him]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:From ''Shirogane no Seija'']] !Ramo Toki's attendant from Ryuken's temple, Ramo journeys with Toki to help establish the Village of Miracles. !Luka A young, orphaned boy whom Toki meets at a settlement full of the sick and elderly, after he leaves the safety of Ryuken's temple, Luka was Toki's first patient. [[/folder]]
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!From [[index]] *[[Characters/FistOfTheNorthStarFirstSeries From The First Series !!The Four Hokuto Brothers ''Hokuto Shinken'' ("North Dipper Divine Fist") is an 1800 year-old Chinese assassination art (2000 years in the TV anime) formed during the [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Three Kingdoms Era of Ancient China]]. The martial art's power lies in striking one of the 708 ''keiraku hikou'' ("hidden channeling points") {{Pressure Point}}s in the human body. This causes the victim to explode internally, but other uses include rendering the victim under the user's control or become incapacitated without any damage. ''Hokuto Shinken'' can also be used to heal certain physical and psychological wounds, such as restoring a person's voice, eyesight or memories, though its primary purpose is assassination. Furthermore, while the average person uses only 30% of their body's potential strength, ''Hokuto Shinken'' masters can tap into the remaining 70%, including the use of ''touki'' ("fighting spirit/BattleAura") to project energy attacks, which can also strike pressure points without the user physically touching their opponent. Depending on the user, ''Hokuto Shinken'' can be a soft-styled martial art that depends greatly on accuracy or agility (such as Kenshiro and Toki), or a hard-styled art, which relies on strength and power (like Raoh). Because of its lethality and difficulty to master, the law of ''Hokuto Shinken'' declares only one successor per generation. Those who were trained but not chosen to inherit the style must renounce its use voluntarily or risk having their memories erased or their fist destroyed. [[folder:Kenshiro]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hokutonokenkenshiro_2077.jpg -> Voiced by: Creator/AkiraKamiya (TV anime and movie (JP)), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (OVA), Kunihiro Kawamoto (Creator/ArcSystemWorks FightingGame), Hiroshi Abe (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/HideoIshikawa (''Manga/LegendsOfTheDarkKing''), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (''[[VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage Ken's Rage]]'' (JP) and ''J-Stars Victory Vs.''), Creator/LexLang (TV anime (ENG)), KaijiTang (''Ken's Rage'' (ENG)) ->"Allow me to show you why ''Hokuto Shinken'' is the ultimate martial art in the world!" The 64th successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'', Kenshiro was adopted by his master Ryuken as the youngest of four sons alongside Raoh, Toki, and Jagi, all whom vied for succession. After being named as the rightful heir, he wished to settle down with his fiancée Yuria, but his rival Shin abducts her and defeats Kenshiro in combat, engraving the signature seven scars on his chest that form the North Dipper constellation. This sparks Ken's quest to rescue Yuria and eventually become the "Savior of the Century's End" (''Seikimatsu Kyūseishu''). ---- [[hardline]] * AllLovingHero: Albeit a rather violent, unforgiving one. Kenshiro has nothing but unconditional love for his fellow man, unless they prey on the innocent, that is, in which case both the offender's privilege AND life are forfeit. * AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: During the AnimatedAdaptation of the Raoh arc, ExecutiveMeddling and {{Moral Guardian}}s forced Toei Animation to put Kenshiro into contrived situations where he spares the lives of children who are JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope, and deliver [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed life lessons]] ("You may steal to stay alive, but keep doing it and you'll grow to like it, and become ''real'' villains"; in other words, "Then I will REALLY kill you") with the subtlety of a brick. Thankfully, this is not done to the detriment of the plot and the story's thematic soul, [[EndingFatigue unlike the post-Kingdom of Shura arc of the manga, left un-animated]]. * AndTheAdventureContinues: Every major part ends with Kenshiro wandering into the wasteland to whatever fate awaits him. With Raoh's defeat, [[spoiler:he and Yuria ride off on Kokuoh to live out the rest of her remaining years with him]]; post-Kingdom of Shura, he journeys with Ryu to properly teach him the ways and philosophy of ''Hokuto Shinken''; in the grand finale, he continues alone on his mission to protect the innocent wherever he can. --> "I don't need a name on my grave! If I die, it will be on the desert of battle!" * '''{{Badass}}''': Easily one of the best examples for the {{Shonen}} genre. * BadPowersGoodPeople: Making people's heads or bodies go all BodyHorror and [[LudicrousGibs explode]] is no good power. Hokuto Shinken is explicitly an assassin's art, and is considered sinister and shadowy. Yet... * BashBrothers: With Rei * BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: In ''Ken's Rage 2'', [[spoiler:when he's about to recover his memory, Kenshiro is forced to fight his inner self who doesn't want to remember the sadness he accumulated all those years ago. His inner self has access to every ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique, while the current Kenshiro is rendered with AmnesiacDissonance, and must defeat him in order to regain his memories and defeat Bolge]]. * BerserkButton: Never abuse a child in front of Kenshiro or let him find out you killed them. Just don't. Zeed, Spade, Diamond, the Godland Army, Jackal, the Kiba Clan, Jagi, Souther, etc. all learned this the hard and painful way. ** It's also a VERY bad idea to abuse women in front of Kenshiro. See WifeBasherBasher. * BewareTheNiceOnes: Very kind, heroic and totally selfless...unless you're a villain, in which case, goodbye. * BigOlEyebrows: It's like two caterpillars crawled onto his face and started munching his hair, and he was too nice to complain about it. * BossSubtitles: "The Savior of the Post-Apocalyptic World: '''Kenshiro'''" * BruiserWithASoftCenter: Yuria doesn't love Kenshiro for his hyper-masculinity, but rather for his gentle, sensitive and kind-heartedness. * BullyingADragon: Are [[{{Mooks}} bandits and thugs]] really that dumb to try to taunt and torment this guy? ** Most {{mooks}} are at least a head taller than him and are usually armed. Now, the ones who attack him AFTER seeing their pals explode are either [[TooDumbToLive not very smart to begin with]] or have [[BadBoss bosses who will kill them if they run]]; either way, the poor bastards don't have it easy. * BullyHunter: And those he hunts ''never'' live to learn from their mistakes, though they usually aren't ''child'' bullies either. * CainAndAbel: The Abel to Jagi's Cain * CatchPhrase: ''Omae wa mō shindeiru'' ("You're already dead"). There's also the ''Omae wa sude ni shindeiru'' variation, which means the same thing, but it's nowhere near as prevalent. * CharlesAtlasSuperPower: He had to train his entire life to become what he is. In contrast, Toki may have had more ''raw'' talent and was a prodigy, but his illness reduced him too much for him to be successor. * [[spoiler:CoolHorse]]: [[spoiler:Gains Raoh's elephant-sized black stallion Koku-Oh after his death]]. * DeadpanSnarker: Kenshiro may be a pretty serious guy, but he does get a few lines in when killing mooks. * DeathGlare: If Ken gives you one of these, [[YourHeadASplode prepare to shout]] "[[MemeticMutation HIDEBU!!!]]" or something similar at the top of your lungs. * DesperationAttack: ''Tenha Kassatsu''; according to Kenshiro, this technique rescues the user from the brink of peril. * {{Determinator}}: Ken will not stop until the right thing has been done, preferably with his own fists. * EarnYourHappyEnding: In ''Ken's Rage'', [[spoiler:Yuria is SparedByTheAdaptation, since she never contracted radiation poisoning (in fact, it's not mentioned) and Raoh achieved ''Musou Tensei'' for other reasons, thus Kenshiro gets to live HappilyEverAfter with her. This change is strange since it happens in the primary "Legend Mode", while other characters who get their respective happy endings get pushed into "Dream Mode" territory, which makes Kenshiro's own dream scenario worthless, since he dreams of defeating Raoh and living together with Yuria once again. While the same happens in Legend Mode, in Dream Mode, it's for different circumstances]]. * EasilyForgiven: Has the tendency to be on the forgiving end of this trope, as mocked [[http://www.baka-raptor.com/2009/02/14/love-conquers-all/ here]]. Note, though, that Ken does tend to forgive his enemies only after [[RedemptionEqualsDeath fatally wounding them first]], unlike a lot of other example of this trope. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Occasionally played around with the likes of Mr. Heart. * EmotionalBruiser: "And so you see, boys and girls, it IS manly to be sensitive and kind." * {{Expy}}: Based on BruceLee and Film/MadMax. ** BruceLeeClone * TheFettered: An excellent example. * {{Flanderization}}: ''New Fist of the North Star'' didn't try to make Kenshiro appear soft and gentle or a genuine protector of the innocent, but rather portrayed him as a cold-blooded assassin. However, while Kenshiro is a '''lot''' harsher and colder in the OVA, the characters were also a '''lot''' less sympathetic, and anyone he felt actual sympathy for forced him to kill them in one way or another. In fact, none of the villains are sympathetic; furthermore, the smaller cast of characters and the length of the OVA reduced his time spent not killing foes and showing his gentle nature outside of battle didn't help much. ** With UsedToBeASweetKid, EvenEvilHasStandards, and WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds going for him AND being overcome by remorse and DrivenToSuicide once he remembers what having humanity feels like, Seiji, the main villain, is one of the most sympathetic in the entire franchise. His father, not nearly as much, but it's still made clear he genuinely loved his son and did what he did so Seiji would grow strong enough to one day kill him in battle and take the throne. * FourIsDeath: Kenshiro's CatchPhrase is four words long, and his MeaningfulName includes the character for the number four. * FriendToAllChildren: Any child Kenshiro meets instantly warms up to him, and children are the ones who see Kenshiro at his most gentle and friendly. [[PapaWolf Hurting a child in front of him]] [[{{Understatement}} is suicide]]. * GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red]] and seriously evil-looking * '''GoodIsNotSoft''': Oh, boy... * HeroicBSOD: Kenshiro does his best to embetter the world despite the despair and loneliness he goes through and trying to inflict this trope on him often only makes him angrier and stronger. However, ''Last Piece'' shows that [[DespairEventHorizon Yuria's real death sent him into a great depression]], to the point he feels unworthy of helping Juza's son and wants to be left alone. * HitmanWithAHeart: While Kenshiro does not accept contracts to kill people, ''Hokuto Shinken'' is still an assassination art, but Kenshiro is one of its most kind-hearted practitioners, if utterly merciless toward his enemies. * HonorBeforeReason * HopeBringer: "The Savior of the Century's End"; he EARNED that title * HurtingHero: Lesser men would have been completely broken by the things Kenshiro goes through. Sometimes, [[ManlyTears his emotions do get the better of him]], but [[{{Determinator}} that just means he'll rip the villains a new one more fiercely]]. * IdealHero: "I refuse to build my own future on the blood and tears of others!" * IdenticalGrandson: To his uncle Professor Kenshiro Kasumi, the 62nd Successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' and dean of literature at Tokyo's University for Proper Young Ladies in 1935. The final story arcs of ''FistOfTheBlueSky'' leaves the possibility open that Kenshiro is actually a reincarnation of his uncle. * IHaveManyNames: Feared far and wide as "The Man With Seven Scars" and revered far and wide as "The Savior of the Century's End" * InSeriesNickname: "Ken" * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Not only will Kenshiro never back down from doing the right thing, offering him rewards for doing so is [[CurbStompBattle to get on the wrong side of a one-sided ass-beating]]. * KamehameHadoken: ''Tenha Kassatsu''; in the manga against Baran, [[spoiler:a ''Hokuto Shinken'' "imitator" who'd been strongly influenced by Raoh]], Kenshiro showcases how to perform a proper ''Hokuto Gosho Ha''. ** ''Hokuto Tenkai Senretsu Sho'' in ''Ken's Rage'' * KiAttacks: He can use his "fighting ''ki''" to attack an opponent's pressure points at a distance, though the only time he's ever done this was using ''Tenha Kassatsu'' against Souther. * KungFuJesus: The prequel film ''Legend of Kenshiro'' makes explicit allusions to himo being this trope, right down to his resurrection from being literally crucified by a tyrant, and multiple references to God (''Kami-sama'') instead of Heaven (''Ten''). ** His title is the "Savior of the Century's End" for a reason. * LightningBruiser: While he may not be the most agile fighter in the show, he's far from slow, and very damned strong to boot. ** Also applicable to his ''Ken's Rage'' incarnation: while ''Nanto Seiken'' ("South Dipper Holy Fist") fighters tend to be faster, Kenshiro's the fastest of the ''Hokuto'' brothers and relies on this via dodge/jump cancelling for invincibility frames. This is before mentioning his access to ''Musou Tensei'', which in-game gives him fifteen ''seconds'' of NighInvulnerability. ** JackOfAllStats: In the Arc Systems Works fighting game * {{Lolicon}}: Averted; although Lin has a crush on him, he sees her as a surrogate younger sister. * ManlyTears: All the time; notable in that at ''no'' point does he attempt to hide his tears. * MadeOfIron * MeaningfulName: In the ''Fist of the North Star'' pilot illustrated by Tetsuo Hara before working with Buronson, Kenshiro's name was written in kanji characters that literally meant the "[[FourIsDeath Fourth Son of the Fist]]"(拳四郎). * MenDontCry: [[AvertedTrope Oh, the HELL they don't]]!! * MidSeasonUpgrade: Acquires a small one when [[spoiler:he inherits Ein's weighted gloves]] after the Heavenly Emperor arc, making his punches hit slightly harder. * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Kenshiro has a ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique for everything. ''Everything''. * NiceGuy: Just don't do anything that can be considered evil under his eyes, or he will ''brutally kill'' you. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: Failing to put Jagi out of his misery when he had the chance not only ruined his own life, as well as Yuria, Shin, Rei and Airi, but threw away the lives of countless innocents in the process. Thankfully, Ken learned his lesson and did not show Jagi mercy in their second fight. * OneManArmy * PapaWolf * PayEvilUntoEvil: While he himself is LawfulGood, he ''does'' kill most of his opponents in painful and [[{{Gorn}} gory]] ways, mostly because of KarmicDeath, and every {{Mook}} seems to be a complete scumbag and incapable of doing right. * PowerCopying: The ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique ''Suieishin'' allows Kenshiro to learn an opponent's techniques just from fighting or observing them. Two notable examples is during Kenshiro's fight with Shuh by using ''Nanto Seiken'' techniques and when Kenshiro confronts Raoh in his rush to find the Last General of Nanto, where he uses Toki's stance and one of Rei's techniques. Rihaku (and in the anime, Raoh) see the spirits of the fighters that Kenshiro has fought and learned from. ** More explicitly evoked by a blinded Kenshiro in the anime when several of Raoh's biker troops tried to stop him from reaching the General: the troops deliberately revved their engines in hopes that it would drown out the sound of their attack, thus Kenshiro drew upon his experience with Shuh to defeat them. * PreAssKickingOneLiner: Frequently * RapidFireFisticuffs: ''Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken'', delivered with his trademark "[[{{Kiai}} ATATATATATATATATATATATATATA]]!" * RatedMForManly * RightMakesMight: This might as well be tattooed on Kenshiro's knuckles so it's the last thing a mook sees before his fist goes right through his face. Kenshiro's fighting prowess comes from Hokuto Shinken. Kenshiro's STRENGTH comes from the [[IncorruptiblePurePureness righteousness of his cause]] and [[{{Determinator}} his unwillingness to ever give up]]. * ShipperOnDeck: Believes Lin should love Bat, not him, [[spoiler:and he gets them together at the end of the manga]]. * SleevesAreForWimps: Curiously, the first time he was ever defeated, he was wearing a leather jacket with sleeves. * TheStoic: ''Some'' of the time. Other times... * TenderTears: Being a merciless death machine on two legs notwithstanding, Kenshiro is still one of the most sensitive and kind-hearted men in 1980s manga. He may actually cry these ''more'' than ManlyTears, if you can believe it. * ThinkNothingOfIt: Helping innocent people to him is not a duty, but the ''right'' thing for a man to do. * TouchOfDeath: In increasingly elaborate forms * TragicHero: Anyone tied to him via the bonds of family and friendship are doomed to a violent, tragic death, hence his refusal to ever settle down [[spoiler:after Yuria's death]]. ** When he left the Lin's town in the first chapter of the manga, the village elder explained to Lin that this trope was the reason: where the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' treads, death follows. * UnexpectedSuccessor: Kenshiro upset the odds when he became the 64th successor, since Toki was in the running lead, until his deteoriating health forced Ryuken to reconsider. * [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Kenshiro unsurprisingly doesn't smile much, but whenever he does, it's the warmest, most loving sight imaginable. [[FriendToAllChildren Children]] are the most common reason he'll crack a smile (indeed, the first smile he gives in the series is to Lin). * WideEyedIdealist: He is noble, compassionate and kind-hearted to the core in a CrapsackWorld where only the only law is the survival of the fittest. When they met and Bat saw that he would not lift one finger to break out of the jail to protect a little girl, Bat wondered how he had survived so long. Shortly afterwards Bat learned exactly ''why'' [[{{Badass}} Ken can afford to be nice]]. * WifeBasherBasher: You think Ken's usual techniques are cruel? You haven't see what he does to those who dare to hit women... [[PayEvilUntoEvil ooh, boy]]... * WorldsBestWarrior: Goes hand-in-hand with being TheAce. * YouAreAlreadyDead: ''Hokuto Shinken'' techniques have this general effect. The trope-naming CatchPhrase is delivered just before... * YourHeadASplode: One of the more common occurrences when Kenshiro uses a ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique, although he gets ''far'' more creative later on than simply internally, exploding heads. [[/folder]] [[folder:Raoh]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/62587_9317.jpg -> Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (TV anime[[note]]Debut episode only[[/note]]), KenjiUtsumi (TV anime, movie, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Takashi Ukaji (''Legends of the True Savior'', ''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/TesshoGenda (''Legend of Heroes'' and ''J-Stars Victory Vs.''), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (''Ken's Rage'' (JP)), Dave J. Mitchell (''Ken's Rage'' (ENG)) ->"The legend of the fear of ''Ken-Oh'' begins now!" The self-proclaimed ''Ken-Oh'' (拳王 "King of the Fist") and the "Conqueror of the Century's End", Raoh is the AloofBigBrother of Kenshiro and Toki and leads his army to deliver order to the land with an iron fist. Despite being a cruel, ruthless tyrant, Raoh is shown to have compassion deep in his heart and mourns for the fact that he has to kill his brothers to achieve his goals, but places his ambition above anything else. [[spoiler:When he discovers that Yuria is the Last General of Nanto and takes her for himself, he finds he cannot defeat Kenshiro, who has learned the ultimate ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique ''Musou Tensei''. Believing that by killing Yuria, he will come to learn of sorrow and achieve the technique, until she reveals she is already dying from radiation sickness. Admitting his love and sorrow over her impending doom, Raoh extends her life, which also enables him to learn ''Musou Tensei'', but at the cost of being unable to best his adoptive brother]]. When Raoh is defeated by Kenshiro, he commends his younger brother and raises his fist, dying in a pillar of light and restoring it to the world. ---- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: Series]] *[[Characters/FistOfTheNorthStarSecondSeries From silver hair in the manga to black in the Toei anime. * AntiVillain: For what it's worth, Raoh ''did'' make the world a better place. * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: His death could be interpreted as this, since not only did he leave his body behind when he died, but he also died without regrets, a sign of higher understanding of the human condition. * AloofBigBrother: To Kenshiro and Toki * AmbitionIsEvil: Subverted; Raoh wanting order brought to the chaotic land is noble, but his methods aren't. * '''{{Badass}}''': Nearly as much as Kenshiro...[[DiedStandingUp nearly]] * BadassCape: It isn't just for show either, since this is the method he uses [[spoiler:to give Rei a slow, painful death]]. * BigBad: Of the first part * BlondGuysAreEvil: Raoh originally had blond hair in the manga, but was given black hair in the early anime series and movie, although his earlier design for the movie (as seen in a pre-production teaser) depicted him blond. ''Legends of the True Savior'' reverts it back to platinum/silver, until ''Legends of the Dark King'' gave him blond hair again. * BossSubtitles: "The Ruthless Conqueror: '''Raoh'''" * BoringInvincibleHero: In ''Legends of the Dark King'' * CharacterDevelopment: He becomes a better person over the course of his conflict with his brothers, and ultimately perishes having achieved the spiritual enlightenment he once scorned. * [[spoiler:ChinesePeople]]: The later story arcs and ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'' reveals he is this. * CoolHelmet: Raoh wears an awesome-looking horned one. Breaking it is a sign that the one who did it is a force to be reckoned with. * CoolHorse: The elephant-sized black stallion Koku-Oh, whom Raoh singlehandedly tamed. * DarkMessiah * DarthVaderClone: Let's see: LargeAndInCharge? Check. Related to the main character? Check. Large RedshirtArmy at his disposal? Check. Kills a character important to the main character partway through the series? Check. Member of an ancient warrior tradition? Check. Menacing helmet and cape combo? Check. Defeats TheHero in their initial fight? Check. [[HiddenDepths Hidden]] NobleDemon qualities? Check. [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath DyingMomentOfAwesome after being defeated by TheHero? Check.]] Really, Raoh isn't so much an {{Expy}} of Darth Vader than he is a borderline CaptainErsatz. * DeathEqualsRedemption: Alongside redeeming the world with him. * DeathGlare: His default expression, whether he wants it or not; it also has its own sound effect. This particular glare once forced a 400 kg tiger to fear for its life. * DiabolusExMachina: You'd think he could be the protagonist with all the lucky breaks he gets. * DiedStandingUp: One of fiction's most famous examples. * DifficultButAwesome: In the FightingGame, he's one of, if not, the hardest character to learn, being the most {{Combo}}-oriented character with chains that deplete all of his opponent's life (even without the ManaMeter!), but is offset with poor speed, defense and move mix-up. * DyingMomentOfAwesome * EasilyForgiven: Is revered with honor and love posthumously, despite [[spoiler:murdering his own adoptive father Ryuken, sentencing Rei to a slow, agonizing death]] and brutalizing anyone else who stood in his way. * EmotionalBruiser: As much as he tries to deny it, Raoh has a heart just as sensitive and kind as Toki's. * EvenEvilHasStandards: For all the blood he has shed to build his empire, Raoh does love and protect his citizens like a father, and does '''NOT''' tolerate senseless torture and brutality of helpless innocents who are (despite his issues) loyal to him, as his army of sadistic henchmen who thought he had "disappeared" found out rather painfully. He has a practially ''chivalrous'' hatred towards those who beat, kill or rape women. See WifeBasherBasher. ** In the ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting'', he justifies himself [[spoiler:to the spirit of Ryuken]] by claiming that in effect, his unitary force is actually preventing them from being unleashed onto everyone else, and that he's planning to remove them when the time is right. [[spoiler:He's not kidding about the latter]], but he'd felt that he couldn't tell anyone else. ** Despite his ambition to conquer the world, he (ironically, like Jagi in the manga SpinOff ''Manga/FlowerOfCarnage'') would never completely turn himself away from his duty as a ''Hokuto Shinken'' practitioner. Raoh went to Kenshiro's second fight with Souther to watch Kenshiro die, but even he felt obligated to verbally retort Souther when he began mocking their martial art. * FaceHeelTurn * FallenHero * FamousLastWords: "わがしょうがいにいっぺんのくいなし!!" (''Waga shougai ni ippen no kui nashi!!''; "My life was one lived without a single regret!!") * FightingSpirit: Raoh's BattleAura is so strong, he can attack an enemy without moving a muscle. * AGodAmI: He intends to ''literally'' take down God himself in becoming one. * GodEmperor: Sees himself as one. He will not allow people to praise any Saviors other than himself, and will try to eliminate any opposition. * AGoodWayToDie * GoOutWithASmile: ...and a defiant fist to Heaven! * GracefulLoser: Broken-and-defeated by Kenshiro, [[FinalFirstHug Raoh holds the young warrior's face for the first and final time]] like a big brother: --> '''Raoh''': "Come, let me see the face of the man who has defeated Raoh. You are magnificent, my little brother." --> '''Kenshiro''': "[[{{Tearjerker}} Big brother...]]" * HeroKiller: Introduced in the main storyline by having [[spoiler:Rei's [[YourDaysAreNumbered days numbered and counting down painfully]]]]. * HiddenHeartOfGold: Very well hidden, unless you earn his respect like Shuh, Shuren, Jyuza and Yuria did. * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: For someone who wanted to restore peace and stability, Raoh sure picked some shifty generals. However, this is averted in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting'', where he's entirely aware of his underlings' tendencies, but feels that he can't remove them...''yet''. * IfICantHaveYou: Raoh vows to make Yuria his lover or kill her trying. [[spoiler:He winds up extending her life by a bit more]]. * IRegretNothing: Potentially a contender for TropeCodifier. See FamousLastWords. * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: From the innocent wish of an idealistic boy was a sea of blood and tears shed: --> '''Young Raoh''': "I will return to the Land of Shura, the greatest warrior under Heaven, to defend and protect everybody." * KamehameHadoken: ''Hokuto Gosho Ha'' and ''Tenshou Honretsu'' * KungFuJesus: He LITERALLY brings light and hope back to the world by giving his remaining-life force to Heaven. * LargeAndInCharge: Raoh stands at 6'11", according to his [[WordOfGod official bio]]. The only other characters in canon larger than him are Fudoh of the Mountain and the Devil's Rebirth. His already imposing presence means he's somewhat rarely drawn larger than them, anyways. * LightningBruiser ** MightyGlacier: His incarnation in the fighting game. * LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:For what it's worth, his love for Yuria ends up making him a better person]]. * NecessarilyEvil: Bringing peace to a war-torn planet through sheer brute force. * NiceJobFixingItVillain: If he hadn't taught Kenshiro kung fu while they were children, Kenshiro never would have become the successor. * NobleDemon * OneManArmy * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He helps Kenshiro escape from Souther's men at one point, and has him bandaged up after his defeat by Souther for this very reason in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death''. * PosthumousCharacter: Became one in future story arcs following his death. It was easy to tell if a character was going to be important by whether or not Raoh was somehow involved in their back-story (Falco, Jakoh, Akashachi or any of the ''Hokuto Ryūken'' practitioners). Bonus points if the character was actually related to Raoh ([[spoiler:Kaioh and Sayaka]] or his son Ryu). * [[StabTheSky Punch The Heavens]] * RatedMForManly: One of the few characters on par with Kenshiro in terms of manliness. * RivalTurnedEvil * SeriousBusiness: To coincide with the release of ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death'', a RealLife funeral was arranged for him, although mainly done as a publicity stunt. * SNKBoss: In his ''Ken-Oh'' persona for the fighting game, Raoh has increased offense and defense, and has a more powerful version of ''Tenshou Honretsu'' at his disposal (essentially the ''true'' version of the technique). * SpotlightStealingSquad: After Toki's death, the series becomes focused on Raoh than it does about Kenshiro. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Kenshiro's RivalTurnedEvil who attempts to conquer the world [[spoiler:and falls in love with Yuria]] before being defeated by Kenshiro in a [[TearJerker tearking]] rematch. Are we talking about Raoh or Shin? ** Even their aliases are similar: Shin, until his reveal, was known as "King", while Raoh is ''Ken-Oh'', the "King of Fist". * TenderTears: The '''only''' times where Raoh EVER cries is to show how soft-hearted and ''kind'' a person he is deep inside, rather than how [[ManlyTears macho]] he can be. * ThirdPersonPerson: In accordance with his monumental arrogance, he's fond of referring to himself as "Raoh" or ''Ken-Oh''. * TragicVillain * UnskilledButStrong: In ''Legends of the Dark King'', Raoh claims he doesn't need the kind of precise control that Toki is capable of, and that only strength matters in achieving victory. * UsedToBeASweetKid * UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans * VillainProtagonist: Raoh is arguably the protagonist of the series in the original saga's last arc, as all the major battles feature him and revolve around his ambition and eventual redemption. * WellIntentionedExtremist * WifeBasherBasher: Not only is Raoh one of the few tyrants in the post-apocalypse to have ''never'' struck a woman, he himself '''despises''' those who do so. This is demonstarted in the manga wherein he ''literally'' SLAPS THE HEAD OFF A RAPIST who served in his army upon finding out the bastard has been up to his old tricks in his absence. This major PetTheDog moment is unfortunately ruined in the AnimatedAdaptation, wherein the slapper is changed to Kenshiro. [[/folder]] [[folder:Toki]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tokiideen_319.jpg -> Voiced by: TakayaHashi (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/HideyukiTanaka (OVA), KenyuuHoriuchi (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/HirokiTochi (''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/TomokazuSeki (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/KirkThornton (TV anime, ENG) Creator/LexLang (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) The second eldest of the ''Hokuto Shinken'' brothers, Toki is also the biological younger brother of Raoh. Upon [[{{Retcon}} leaving the Kingdom of Shura]] (originally, they left after their home village was destroyed), the siblings were taken in by Ryuken to be trained in ''Hokuto Shinken''. Toki, who was a more passive individual and does not fight unless he is pressed to do so, believed that by manipulating the body's pressure points gently, it can be used to heal the human body and began developing techniques for this "healing art". When the nuclear war began, in order for Kenshiro and Yuria to be safe within a fallout shelter with other survivors, Toki sealed himself out and was exposed to radiation, turning his hair white. After Kenshiro is appointed the new successor, Toki left to establish the "Village of Miracles", where he heals the sick and wounded with his knowledge of ''Hokuto Shinken'' and its healing capabilities. When Raoh began his conquering of the world, he ordered Toki to be imprisoned in the city prison "Cassandra". Upon being rescued by Kenshiro, Toki decides to face Raoh to fulfill an old promise to his brother and kill him to prevent his ambitions from succeeding. Unfortunately, Toki's radiation sickness has taken its toll and is defeated by Raoh. [[spoiler:However, his brother does not wish to end his life and urges him to live whatever days he has left in peace. While Toki continues to heal the sick, Ryuga comes to the Village of Miracles to assassinate him, hoping that by killing Toki, it would help awaken the sadness within Kenshiro's heart and give him the strength needed to defeat Raoh. Toki complies with Ryuga's actions and is mortally wounded, but survives long enough after Kenshiro defeats Ryuga to tell his adoptive brother to use his and Ryuga's deaths to empower himself through sorrow]] ----- * TheAce: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]; Toki's radiation sickness saps much of his physical might, which, even though he's still one of the absolute deadliest fighters in ''Fist of the North Star'' canon, severely handicaps him from being the top. If he wasn't affected, Toki could easily be called the most enlightened, physically capable, unbeatable human being on the face of the planet. * {{Badass}}: Originally chosen to be the successor to ''Hokuto Shinken'' before contracting radiation poisoning, and roughly on-par with Raoh, even while succumbing to his illness. Let that sink in for a moment. * BadassBeard * BadassInDistress * BewareTheNiceOnes: As a child, he gives a bandit a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for killing his pet dog. As a pacifist, he'll kill his enemies without ever touching them. * BigBrotherMentor * BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:In ''Legend of Toki'', rather than being entangled with the Ryuga plotline, Toki returns to the Village of Miracles his LoveInterest Sara, presumably to live out his remaining days in peace. He finally dies from illness in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting'']]. * BossSubtitles: "Maker of Miracles: '''Toki'''" * [[spoiler:ChinesePeople]]: Via later story arcs and ''Fist of the Blue Sky'' * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite having a large role, Toki is not even mentioned in the 1986 movie. * CombatMedic * DangerousForbiddenTechnique: The pressure point ''Sekkatsukō'' grants a person increased strength at the cost of shortening their lifespan. Toki had to secretly use this pressure point on himself during his duel with Raoh, but his brother saw through the ruse when he does not believe a terminally ill Toki can just be as strong as him. * [[spoiler:DiedStandingUp]] * [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: [[spoiler:Gracefully done in the aftermath of Kenshiro's fight with Ryuga]] * EmotionalBruiser: More subdued than Kenshiro, but he has just a great smile that's warm and kind like his adoptive brother. * GeniusBruiser * [[spoiler:AGoodWayToDie]] * HandicappedBadass: His terminal illness saps much of his strength and it gives him an IncurableCoughOfDeath. He is still THE most formidable fighter in the entire series, only surpassed by Kenshiro and Raoh because of their health. A healthy Toki wouldn't even be TOUCHED by Kenshiro or Raoh, let alone anyone else in the series. * HealingHands * HeroicSacrifice: ''Twice'' - first through contracting radiation poisoning after closing the doors of a fallout shelter from the outside to save Kenshiro, Yuria, and dozens of others, and the second by [[spoiler:going through with Ryuga's plan to awaken true sadness in Kenshiro to help him unlock ''Musou Tensei'']]. * HonorBeforeReason: He allows Raoh to escape after his first fight with Kenshiro. ** Subverted and played straight at the same time: while letting Raoh go was partially out of love for his brother and not wanting to see him die, he acknowledged that if the three of them kept fighting, they would all die that day. The brothers unanimously agree that a world with all of them dead is far worse off than one of them alive. * HopeBringer: Oh, so much. He dedicates his life to easing the pain of the forsaken and defending the weak. * IllBoy * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Even MORE idealistic and benign than Kenshiro. Part of what made Kenshiro such a good person is because he had a big brother like Toki to guide him. * KungFuJesus: Almost literally, and practically his FanNickname, thanks to his most famous technique ''Hokuto Ujou Hagan Ken'' becoming nicknamed the "Jesus Beam". * LightningBruiser * LockedIntoStrangeness * LooksLikeJesus: As if his messianic behaviour wasn't enough to clue you in... * MessianicArchetype * MissedTheCall: One of the reasons why Toki was chosen originally to be Ryuken's successor was because Toki was considered a prodigy amongst prodigies in the art of ''Hokuto Shinken'', until fate had other plans. Sapped of his strength from radiation poisoning, he had no choice but to succede to Kenshiro. However, unlike other examples of the trope, Toki was not embittered by this and in fact appreciated being free of the responsibility of succession so he could pursue his vocation as a healer. If anything, his biggest regret was not ''being'' the successor, knowing just how much of huge burden it places on Kenshiro. * NiceGuy * SleevesAreForWimps * TheSmartGuy * TechnicalPacifist: When he is forced to fight, Toki's ''Hokuto Ujou Ken'' techniques causes no pain; instead, it leaves his opponents with a sense of euphoria and extreme pleasure before an exploding death. * TenderTears: Seems to be a prerequisite for being a ''true'' son of ''Hokuto Shinken''. * [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]] * TragicHero * WeakButSkilled: Sort of; due to his illness, he's the physically weakest of the Hokuto disciples, but Kenshiro and Raoh admit they're ''far'' outclassed by him in skill and technique. If he had been healthy, neither of them would have ''touched'' him. * WorfHadTheFlu: Raoh states that Toki had surpassed him in strength, but Toki's radiation poisoning severely weakened him in both of their fights. [[/folder]] [[folder:Jagi]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jagi_6595.jpg -> Voiced by: Creator/KojiTotani (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), PeterLurie (TV anime, ENG), ChikaoOhtsuka (movie, JP), Creator/DanWoren (movie, ENG), David Itō (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/WataruTakagi (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/DaveWittenberg (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) The fourth disciple of ''Hokuto Shinken'', Jagi is the second youngest of the four adoptive sons of Ryuken, and one of the top contenders of being the most ruthless, sadistic characters in the series (competed with Souther). When Ryuken appoints Kenshiro as his successor, only Jagi is outraged that the youngest of them is chosen and attempts to physically goad and intimidate Kenshiro to succede. Kenshiro easily beats him and disfigures his face in the process, but could not deliver the killing blow. Forced to wear an iron mask to hide his hideously deformed face, Jagi swears vengeance and convinces Shin to kidnap Yuria as a slight against Kenshiro. When his brother's reputation as the "Savior of the Century's End" builds, Jagi gives himself the matching seven scars of the North Dipper constellation on his chest to tarnish Kenshiro's reputation, killing anyone he doesn't fancy. Unlike his brothers, Jagi will use any means to win, by fighting dirty and using weapons in battle meant to be fought hand-to-hand. After Rei's younger sister Airi is rescued from the Fang Clan, Airi speaks of her kidnapper's cryptic identity and Kenshiro deduces that it was Jagi. Facing him on top of a burning building, Kenshiro kills his evil adoptive brother, but not before Jagi maniacally reiterates that Kenshiro must contend with their other ''Hokuto'' brothers if he must prove his worthiness as the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken''. ---- [[hardline]] * AbhorrentAdmirer: Gets a whole ''family'' of them in the Dream Mode of ''Ken's Rage''. * AccidentalHero: In his Dream Mode for ''Ken's Rage'', this is what the entire plot is all about. He and Amiba show up at a village to raid it, only to arrive a fraction of a minute after the Fang Clan and Zeed arrive, joining the villagers' favor over to their side simply by showing up and killing them. Next, they manage to run into Souther's army while pursuing Zeed and the Fang Clan, eventually defeating the entire ''Nanto'' army as a result, earning recognizion as a ''Hokuto Shinken'' user from Kenshiro and Toki. When they finally decide that enough is enough, they turn their attention on revenge against Kenshiro and Toki once and for all. However, it's revealed they actually defeated ''another set'' of impersonators, boosting their reputations even more while actually believing they had enacted their revenge. * AdaptationDyeJob: From black hair to blond in the Toei anime * AxCrazy: The craziest of the ''Hokuto'' brothers, and arguably the whole villain roster * BadBoss: It's a miracle Jagi even '''has''' henchmen, considering his complete willingness to slaughter them on a whim, making you think what keeps them loyal to him other than trying to not get him mad and take it out on them. * BerserkButton: Rape his girlfriend to death and then gloat about it? You're dead; call him by his name instead of Kenshiro's while he's destroying his adoptive brother's reputation? You're dead; anything involving a "younger brother"? You're dead; reel in terror at his disfigured face? You're really, really, '''REALLY''' dead. * BlackSheep: Jagi is a disgrace to ''Hokuto Shinken'' '''AND''' a disgrace as a human being. It's no coincidence that the "''Hokuto'' brothers" refers to Raoh, Toki, and Kenshiro; even in ''Ken's Rage'', Jagi is considered part of the "Special" category instead (the same category as Mamiya, both being weapons-based characters). Things have changed in the sequel, as Jagi is labelled as one of the ''Hokuto'' brothers and the interface pits him alongside Kenshiro, Raoh and Toki, even though he still gets forgotten, like in all other adaptations. * BossSubtitles: "Twisted Butcher of Hokuto: '''Jagi'''" * TheBrute: Relies more on brute force and tactics rather than the strategy of his brothers * CainAndAbel: An archtypal example in {{Shounen}} with Kenshiro * CallingTheOldManOut: Happens twice with Ryuken during ''Flower of Carnage'', both times a defining moment in Jagi's life. First, he calls Ryuken out for not teaching him ''Hokuto Shinken'' (Ryuken did not want to because he loved Jagi as his adopted son and wanted to spare him the tragedy that befalls practitioners of ''Hokuto Shinken''). Eventually, Ryuken relents; this is a ''[[{{Understatement}} bad]]'' idea. The second time is following the nuclear war and Jagi has lost his girlfriend. He threatens Ryuken and calls him a fool. Kenshiro does not approve, and the rest is history. * CombatPragmatist: Jagi makes using underhanded tactics into an art form. He spits needles while charging, uses a shotgun, and picked up a pillar to use against Kenshiro. The ultimate example of this is where he spills a tank of oil and and igniting it, while Kenshiro is on the ground. Naturally, it didn't work, but it's such a great example that it was made into Jagi's "[[OneHitKill Fatal KO]]" in the Arc System Works fighting game. * DespairEventHorizon: He clearly was close to losing all sense of hope completely when the bombs dropped, but he truly crosses it shortly after the death of his girlfriend Anna after being raped at the hands of a gang in ''Flower of Carnage''. Combined with the news of Kenshiro's succession shortly afterwards, this is what drove him to flat-out monsterdom. * DirtyCoward: Has the ignonimy of being the ''only'' ''Hokuto'' practitioner to beg and grovel for his life in the tradition's entire 1800-year history. * EvilChancellor: He serves this role temporarily to Shin, kicking off the series. One of his many, many moments of pure unadulterated assholeness. * FaceDeathWithDignity: One of the few major villains [[AvertedTrope to NOT do this]]. * FateWorseThanDeath: Despite being spared by Kenshiro in their first fight, Jagi had to use metal implants to stop his head from erupting, causing him excruciating pain and fueling his desire for revenge. * ForWantOfANail: ''So'' much could have gone better had his minions in ''Flower of Carnage'' not gotten to him in time to give him the bad news about Kenshiro's succession... ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysVV5eQ4D2Y His Dream Mode ending]] in ''Ken's Rage''. * FreudianExcuse: ''Flower of Carnage'' does reveal many of the reasons he grew up the way he did. * GiveHimANormalLife: Like the rest of the ''Hokuto'' brothers, Jagi was adopted by Ryuken, rescued from certain death. Ryuken refused to teach ''Hokuto Shinken'' to Jagi, since not only could he not show favoritism, he also wanted to spare Jagi the tragic fate that follows practitioners of ''Hokuto Shinken''. * {{Gonk}}: In the ''Legend of Yuria'', a young Jagi resembled a psychotic gremlin. * GunsAkimbo: Two {{Sawn Off Shotgun}}s in "Ken's Rage'' * {{Hammerspace}}: The fighting game allows him to put ''oil drums'' on the stage * HypocriticalHumor: Both from ''Flower of Carnage'': ** One time mocking a defeated Kenshiro during training: "Only those who can overcome their feelings of anger and hatred can learn ''Hokuto Shinken''!" ** And of course, his sheer drive over "the younger brother exceeding the elder," when Jagi's own ambition growing up was to exceed both Toki and Raoh. * IHaveNoSon: Played with - in ''Flower of Carnage'', Ryuken refuses to let Jagi call him father when he decides to teach him ''Hokuto Shinken'', as their relationship has changed from father/son to master/pupil, but it's not really disowning him so much as establishing the change in their relationship. However, Ryuken does later shun Jagi after he becomes more ruthless and underhanded. * '''{{Jerkass}}''': Easily the biggest dick in ''Fist of the North Star''. In fact, his feud with Kenshiro is basically the catalyst that caused a considerable amount of the conflict in the series. * JustBetweenYouAndMe ** From the anime series: --> "I want to tell you something funny, before you burn to a crisp. That guy, Shin, who you considered your friend, who do you think it was that turned him over to evil? IT WAS ME, THAT'S WHO!" ** From the 1986 anime movie: --> "I'll give you a going away present for your journey to hell. Shin, who took Yuria away from you, was driven mad by none other than myself!" ** From ''Ken's Rage 2'': --> "That so-called friend of yours, Shin! I'm the one that made him sell his soul to the devil!" * KickTheDog: ''Legend of Yuria'' shows a young Jagi attempting to kill Yuria's puppy for [[ForTheEvulz no apparent reason]]. * MasterOfNone: Knows ''Hokuto Shinken'' and ''Nanto Seiken'' but isn't good enough at either to beat Kenshiro. * MeaningfulName: His name comes from the word ''jaki'' meaning "evil spirit" * MoralityPet: Anna in ''Flower of Carnage'' * MyGreatestFailure: His failure to protect Anna is something he mourns, even in his dying moment. * NightmareFace: [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100917092255/hokuto/images/a/a8/Jagi_%28Jagi_Gaiden%29.jpg Has this as the result of arguing against Kenshiro's succession]]... ** In ''Ken's Rage'', he even has a move where he removes his mask and scares the enemy. * ParentalFavoritism, TheUnfavorite: Subverted; Jagi believes Ryuken will not teach him ''Hokuto Shinken'' because he prefers his adopted brothers over him. It's the complete opposite, as Jagi is Ryuken's favored son, since he sees him as a son, not a disciple. * [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Ryuken's Three Talented Students...And Jagi]]: After Jagi's death, the manga no longer mentions him and whenever Ryuken's students are mentioned, they usually refer to them as the "three ''Hokuto'' brothers", leaving Jagi unaccounted. Justified at first, since Jagi has already played out his role in the story, but even when Toki (and later Raoh) dies, the series continues to act as if only Raoh, Toki, and Kenshiro ever mattered (then again, Jagi had no role in the Kingdom of Shura arc). * SayMyName: His catchphrase; inverted in chapter 43 of the manga by ''Kenshiro himself''. -->"Jagi... say ''MY'' name!" * ShoutOut: In ''Ken's Rage'' (at least [[{{Woolseyism}} the American release]]), he'll sometimes call his enemies "[[Franchise/EvilDead primitive screwheads]]". * SiblingRivalry: Most prominently with Raoh, since Toki and Kenshiro actually cared for Jagi and tried to not be competitive, but eventually Raoh overshadowed Jagi WAY too much for the rivalry to be sustained. However, when his rivalry with Kenshiro blossomed, it became the driving force in Jagi's life. ** Add to this that when news of Kenshiro's succession reached him, [[InterruptedSuicide he was right about to commit suicide]]. Once he finally heard it, his rivalry with Kenshiro had become the ''sole'' driving point in life, since he technically already had [[DespairEventHorizon lost all hope]]. * SiblingYinYang: Jagi is Kenshiro's absolute polar opposite - evil, sadistic, underhanded, manic, sociopathic and completely lacking in empathy. * SleevesAreForWimps * SpellMyNameWithAnS: In all of Italian adaptation of the series, manga, anime and OVA, his name is always spelt "[[RollingStones Jagger]]". * StartOfDarkness: ''Flower of Carnage is this, giving Jagi a BelatedBackstory in an attempt to make him into a SympatheticMurderer. * ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: He really likes to combine this with his CatchPhrase in ''Ken's Rage''. * TragicMonster[=/=]TragicVillain: It's hard to see [[CardCarryingVillain now]], but he had such a tragic childhood and fate, it's through that and his own actions that he turned evil. * TokenEvilTeammate: In the Dream Mode of ''Ken's Rage'' for the ''Hokuto'' side. * UnreliableNarrator: Though ''Flower of Carnage'' is commendable in not making everyone else in Jagi's life a {{Jerkass}} (like most SympatheticMurderer retellings unfortunately do) while still making him a genuinely, sympathetic victim, unless the manga is endorsed as canon [[WordOfGod by Buronson and Hara]], it should only be at best viewed as a warped, deeply biased flashback of an already mentally-disturbed individual; further twisted out of context by an exploding brain in the final moments of his life. ** ''Ken's Rage 2'' (which supersedes ''Flower of Carnage'' in canon) makes no mention of Anna, which implies she was a manifestation of the love that he failed to understand in his lifetime. * UsedToBeASweetKid * VaderBreath: As a result of his facial disfigurement * VillainousFriendship[=/=]VillainTeamUp: With Amiba in ''Ken's Rage''. * WellDoneSonGuy: One of the reasons Jagi wants to learn ''Hokuto Shinken'' is he desperately wants Ryuken's approval, failing to realize that Ryuken does not want to teach Jagi ''Hokuto Shinken'' ''because'' he loves him. There was no need to seek his approval at all. ** Subverted upon Kenshiro's succession (when Jagi found out) and when he's dying: Jagi came to hate Ryuken, but never could completely turn himself away from ''Hokuto Shinken''. [[/folder]] !!Nanto Seiken Warriors ''Nanto Seiken'' is comprised of 108 different branches and is the polar opposite of ''Hokuto Shinken'': whereas the art of the latter involves internally destroying an opponent, ''Nanto Seiken'' uses air pressure to cleave and slice opponents externally. The top six masters of ''Nanto Seiken'' are called the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'' ("South Dipper Six Holy Fists"), with each one carrying a fate that corresponds to a star in the South Dipper constellation. All styles of ''Nanto Seiken'' are affiliated with avians. [[folder:Shin]] [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_sin_2002.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/ToshioFurukawa (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Takuya Kirimoto (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/TomokazuSugita (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/SteveBlum (TV anime, ENG), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (movie, English dub), Creator/DougErholtz (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) The successor of ''Nanto Koshū Ken'' ("South Dipper Lone Eagle Fist") and the bearer of the "Star of Martyrdom", Shin was originally Kenshiro's best friend while growing up, yet he was secretly in love with Kenshiro's fiancee Yuria, but refused to do anything about it. When Jagi goaded him to take Yuria for himself, convinced by his words that Kenshiro was too weak to protect her from the horrors of the post-apocalyptic world, Shin challenges and defeats Kenshiro in combat, engraving the signature seven scars on his chest. Taking Yuria with him, Shin amasses his own army of loyal thugs, taking on the title of "King" and establishing the city of Southern Cross as his kingdom. Eventually, Yuria despairs at the misguided tyranny committed in her name by Shin that she tries to take her own life by jumping from the palace balcony. [[spoiler:However, Yuria survives her suicide attempt from a rescue by the ''Nanto Goshasei'' ("South Dipper Five Chariot Stars"), her sworn guardians charged to protect her as the Last General of ''Nanto''. Shin is forced to relinquish Yuria as Raoh and his army are marching towards Southern Cross]]. He awaits for a revitalized Kenshiro in his palace and is defeated. However, rather than die by Kenshiro's hand, Shin throws himself off his palace to his death, as a final spite against his former rival. ----- [[hardline]] * AirJousting: Probably the most famous example of this trope when he crosses aerial kicks with Kenshiro in their battle. * AllThereInTheManual: ''Nanto Koshū Ken'' was not named at all in the manga and anywhere else until the ''All About the Man'' guidebook established it. * {{Badass}}: Not only the first warrior to put up a decent fight against Kenshiro, but also the one who gave him the seven scars * BadBoss: His ''introduction'' shows him executing mooks who had the audacity to survive a fight with Kenshiro by running away. * BetterToDieThanBeKilled: "[[FamousLastWords However, I refuse to die by your techniques! Kenshiro... Farewell]]!!" ** This is hilariously made into a "Fatal KO" for the fighting game, though it ''can'' be interrupted. * BigBad: The AdaptationExpansion in the TV series turned him into this for the first story arc, as did the live-action film. * BossSubtitles: "The Star of Martyrdom: '''Shin'''" * BlondGuysAreEvil: But used to be good. * DeathEqualsRedemption * DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:If her failed suicide attempt wasn't a big enough hint, Yuria unconsciously whispering Kenshiro's name, finally breaking Shin's hope in ever earning her love. He entrusts his love to the ''Nanto Goshasei'' shortly afterwards and resigns himself to fight Kenshiro to the death, believing that if Kenshiro wins, Yuria will be taken care of]]. * EmotionalBruiser * EvenEvilHasStandards: Sure, he's a maniacal overlord who raids villages and enslaves people, but he's chivalrous to a fault and in the series extends mercy to a young servant who betrayed him. Moreso in the animated movie in which he isn't shown as a ruler enslaving villages and his primary reason for stealing Yuria was because of his belief Kenshiro is too naive and weak to protect her in the apocalyptic world. * EvilCannotComprehendGood: If Shin really knew and loved [[MessianicArchetype Yuria]], he '''really''' shouldn't be surprised that she was DrivenToSuicide by the cruelty and genocide committed in the name of earning her love. ** In his Dream Mode of ''Ken's Rage'', Shin is shown to ''literally'' not comprehend selflessness. However, he does come to understand love, which instigates a HeelFaceTurn. * EvilFormerFriend * FaceHeelTurn ** HeelFaceTurn: Dream Mode is basically one to make Shin finally have a genuine turn by finally comprehending good and love rather than being a dickhead. * FallenHero * FashionableAsymmetry: His outfit in ''Ken's Rage'' * FingerPokeOfDoom: Shin can kill you just by poking his finger straight into your heart. Many of his techniques for ''Nanto Koshū Ken'' are jabbing motions intended to drive his hand straight into the enemy. * AGodAmI * IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Surprisingly averted; Shin's intentions with Yuria was because she favored Kenshiro over him. * ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Shin loves Yuria because she is an emotionally strong-willed woman whom he sees as a challenge to make her ''willingly'' fall in love with him. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Subverted by Jagi's influence * LoveMakesYouEvil: His obsession with Yuria turned him to the dark side, with a little prodding from Jagi. * [[spoiler:LoveRedeems: When he meets the ''Nanto Goshasei'' and discovers that Raoh is heading to Southern Cross, he entrusts Yuria to them instead of allowing Raoh, the more ruthless tyrant, to have her, because if news of Yuria's survival ever reached Raoh, he would do anything to take her.]] * MightMakesRight: Shin's personal mantra * MurderTheHypotenuse * OneManArmy: In episode 21 of the TV series, where he thwarts General Barcom's mutiny alone. * PimpedOutCape: Especially in ''Ken's Rage'' * PosthumousCharacter: In the manga, his character was fleshed out throughout post-mortem flashbacks after the Southern Cross arc was over, particularly when it came to his position within the ''Nanto Roku Seiken''; [[spoiler:the revelation about Yuria's survival was one]]. * {{Retronym}}: Since Shin was the first ''Nanto Seiken'' practitioner introduced in the story and the future of the manga was uncertain at the time, his specific style was never given a proper name. After other ''Nanto'' branches were subsequently introduced, Shin's own style became retroactively known as ''Nanto Koshū Ken''. * RivalTurnedEvil * StalkerWithACrush: After meeting Yuria in the prequel manga {{spinoff}} ''Jibo no Hoshi'' ("The Merciful Mother Star") * StarterVillain: He sets off as Kenshiro's old nemesis, but doesn't last beyond the first story arc. * ThemeNaming: Each of Shin's lieutenants are named after playing card suits * TokenMotivationalNemesis: Shin was introduced as an easily disposable antagonist in case the manga wasn't picked up beyond the initial ten chapters. As a result, there's no mention of any of the other ''Hokuto'' brothers or ''Nanto Seiken'' masters during the first few story arcs. * TragicVillain * {{Yandere}}: A rare male example in {{Shounen}} [[/folder]] [[folder:Rei]] [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_rei_8532.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/KanetoShiozawa (TV anime), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/IsshinChiba (Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/MatthewMercer (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Representing the "Star of Justice", Rei is the successor of ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' ("South Dipper Waterfowl Fist"). Sometime after the nuclear war, when Rei left his village to train, his parents were killed and younger sister Airi was kidnapped by "The Man With Seven Scars" on her wedding day. Rei wanders the wasteland looking for Airi, mercilessly slaughtering anyone who stands in his way. During the Fang Clan's incursion on Mamiya's village, he runs into Kenshiro, and aligns with him to take down the savages, eventually finding out they are holding Airi hostage. Although Rei is forced by the clan to fight and kill Kenshiro, both martial artists cleverly turn the tide against their enemies and rescue Airi. Upon restoring Airi's lost sight, Kenshiro reveals that he is the "The Man With Seven Scars", but Rei laughs it off, disbelieving the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' was the culprit. From then on, Rei becomes Kenshiro's most reliable ally and friend. When Raoh and his army invades Mamiya's village, Rei insists on fighting the tyrant, despite Kenshiro being at Cassandra rescuing Toki. Raoh bests Rei in combat by putting him in a state of pain and suffering via the ''Shinketsushū'' pressure point, dooming him to a bloody end in three days. Deciding to live the last of his life by facing his old rival Juda, who had a hand in Mamiya's traumatic past, Rei duels with his former friend and wins, but is nearing his last moments. Before he passes, he urges Kenshiro, and especially Mamiya, the love of his life, to live on. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From black in the manga to light blue in the Toei anime. This caused some problems when it was time for him to be LockedIntoStrangeness. The 1986 movie streamlined this by giving him white hair from the beginning. ** His hair in both ''Ken's Rage'' releases before getting LockedIntoStrangeness is a faded light teal, even though any official images have him with black hair. * AmazonChaser: Rei finds Mamiya very attractive and respects her courage and strength, but he would rather have her stay on the sidelines, if only because he's not comfortable with the idea of her getting hurt. * AntiHero: An UnscrupulousHero whilst searching for Airi, before reverting back to a straight-up heroic figure. * {{Badass}}: To the point that he's the only hero other than Kenshiro to take out a major villain in the original series. In the movie adaptation, he also sliced up Uighur. * BashBrothers: With Kenshiro * BigBrotherInstinct: This was Rei's motivation in a nutshell before he and Kenshiro crossed paths. * {{Biseinen}}: So beautiful that he can be mistaken for a woman from a distance, if given a cloak. ** When introduced, he's taking advantage of this to lure bandits into attempting to run him down... so that he can kill them and take their food for himself. * BossSubtitles: "The Star of Justice: '''Rei'''" * CourtlyLove: The honorable and gentlemanly manner in which Rei expresses his love towards the FieryRedhead Mamiya. [[spoiler:He never gets to kiss her before [[TearJerker his tragic death]]]]. * CruelAndUnusualDeath: Rei is the only protagonist in the entire series to die in the usual ''Hokuto Shinken''-induced way: [[LudicrousGibs gorily and painfully]] (even if he does get to keep a complete corpse). A GoryDiscretionShot is used to not show him dying this way explicitly, almost as if the creators themselves wanted to spare him the indignity. This just drives home how utterly tragic his death is. ** In ''Ken's Rage'', the camera view doesn't even follow him inside. * DeathGlare * ADeathInTheLimelight * DeathOrGloryAttack: ''Dankou Sousai Ken'', at least in the TV anime; [[TakingYouWithMe the technique would've killed Rei, but it would also cleave Raoh into pieces]]. Unfortunately, Raoh was able to predict this attack and trigger his ''Shinketsushū'' pressure point. * {{Deuteragonist}}: In the second arc * DoggedNiceGuy: To Mamiya. * DontYouDarePityMe: A milder version - Rei forbids Mamiya from despairing over his death, instead asking her to live life fully. * DyingAlone: To spare his friends and family the displeasure of seeing him die explosively, Rei locks himself in a house for his final moments. * DyingMomentOfAwesome: Invoked when he decides that Yuda would be a fine choice for his last opponent. * EarnYourHappyEnding: His Dream Mode in ''Ken's Rage'' is this in a nutshell. [[spoiler:After averting his death by Raoh, Rei is forced to pull a FaceHeelTurn, serving the tyrannical Souther as the ''Nanto Army'' TokenGoodTeammate, witnessing the death of Shuh who's helping him, and fights Kenshiro, all to save Airi and later Mamiya. He finally turns against Souther once Mamiya inspires him enough to not serve evil. The result is that Rei, Airi, and Mamiya live HappilyEverAfter in the latter's village]]. [[TearJerker Rei refuses to take that chance and prefers to meet his fate against Raoh]]. * EmotionalBruiser: His first major PetTheDog moment is when he warmly and kindly smiles at how the big brother of two siblings he gave chocolate to gave the bigger half to his baby sister. Aww... * FaceDeathWithDignity * FamedInStory: If Kenshiro is about to instill an ass-kicking on someone and reminisces about his fallen allies and rivals, Rei will ''always'' be shown front and center, even over Toki. * AGoodWayToDie: Rei lives the last three days of his life exactly the way he wants to, and goes to his death completely at peace. * GoodEyesEvilEyes: In Rei's introduction, his alignment as a potential hero or villain was pretty ambiguous, thus he was drawn with rather shifty eyes. It isn't until his good guy credentials are established that he's drawn more consistently with big eyes. * GoOutWithASmile: {{Double Subverted}}; after bidding his friends goodbye with a warm smile, Rei is stricken with a look of intense pain just before death... but when Mamiya looks up to see the Star of Death gone, she sees Rei's smiling face right next to the North Dipper. * HairColorDissonance: His white hair is generally represented as blue-ish. * HesBack: When he loses it against Raoh's men who are brutalising Lin and the other villagers, reclaiming his humanity and living up to his title of the Star of Justice. ** Additionally, after the agony of having his ''Shinreidai'' pressure point triggered by Toki, Rei explodes out of his hospital room and takes out two of Yuda's thugs with one stroke each. * HonorBeforeReason * HotBlooded * IFightForTheStrongestSide: How he used to live while searching for his sister * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Until Airi is rescued, when he becomes a straight-up NiceGuy. * KnightInShiningArmor: In many ways, Rei is the ideal medieval knight - [[OneManArmy a fearsome warrior,]] [[BadAss completely fearless,]] [[CourtlyLove incredibly chivalrous,]] and [[StayInTheKitchen horribly chauvanistic.]] * KungFuJesus * TheLancer: To Kenshiro, who calls him one of the greatest men he's ever known. * LightningBruiser: THE fastest, most graceful fighter on the heroic side. Once his ''Shinreidai'' pressure point is used, Rei still packs a punch, and can take multiple {{Razor Wind}}s from Yuda. * LivingOnBorrowedTime: But he sure as hell makes those last days of his life ''count''. * LockedIntoStrangeness: After having his ''Shinreidai'' pressure point touched by Toki to extend his life, the pain is so great that Rei's hair turns white. * LoveMartyr * MeaningfulFuneral: Rei may have died alone, but he did ''not'' die unloved. His place of death is surrounded by those who loved him, crying bitter tears at the loss of such a great man. * MrFanservice: In the manga SpinOff ''Soukoku no Garou'' ("Bloody Wolf's Darkness Blue") * OneManArmy * ThePowerOfLove: Right after he dies, at the funeral (re: burning the house down) Mamiya stares into the Heavens and realizes that she cannot see the "Star of Death" anymore. In ''Fist of the North Star'', anyone who sees the star dies within the year, no exceptions. Mamiya is the only character spared this fate because Rei used the last three days of his life to save her. * RealMenWearPink: Literally, with his pale pink protective cloth that makes people believe the one coming to them is a woman. * RedemptionEqualsDeath: Just as he rises to his destiny as the Star of Justice, he pulls a SenselessSacrifice. * SacrificialLion: After forming a strong bond with Kenshiro and his TrueCompanions, as well as receiving plenty of attention as a major character, Rei is the first one to fight against Raoh; it ends badly. The anime even uses his death to mark the end of the second story arc of the first series. * SenselessSacrifice: As a show of gratitude to Kenshiro, Rei tries to take down Raoh to spare him the duties of being the ''Hokuto Shinken'' successor. Raoh dooms Rei to a slow, painful, helpless death. * SleevesAreForWimps * StayInTheKitchen: Although Rei states Mamiya shouldn't get involved in physical fights because she is a woman, it was more out of concern and noble chivalry (as well as budding feelings) than generic {{Jerkass}}ery. Since she wouldn't listen, he decided to [[DefeatByModesty make his point more bluntly]]. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: A practitioner of ''Nanto Seiken''? Kenshiro's best friend? Hopelessly in love with a woman he can't have? Sounds a lot like Shin in his younger days... ** The relationship is inverted in this case: whereas Shin was Kenshiro's friend until he turned to evil, Rei wasn't exactly on the best of terms with Kenshiro when they first met. Interestingly, the reason why both were after Kenshiro (or in Rei's case, "The Man With Seven Scars") was because of Jagi. * TenderTears: Sheds these for Mamiya's suffering, the love of his life * TooManyBelts: His outfit in ''Ken's Rage'' * TokenGoodTeammate: In his Dream Mode of ''Ken's Rage'', he becomes this for the ''Nanto'' side when [[IHaveYourWife Souther holds Airi hostage]]. Shuh also counts, but Rei's the more visible example (that, and Shuh is a NonPlayableCharacter until the sequel). * TragicHero * WifeBasherBasher: {{Lampshaded}} by Rei during their first encounter with the Fang Clan: --> "I think we're both here for the same reason: we are both weak to the tears of a woman." [[/folder]] [[folder:Yuda]] [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_yud_16.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/BinShimada (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), KisshoTaniyama (''Legends of the Dark King''), Keisuke Baba (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Bearing the "Star of Enchantment" (also known as the "Star of Betrayal"), Yuda trained alongside Rei in the ways of ''Nanto Seiken'', but grew to resent him as Rei's ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' style was considered more elegant than his own ''Nanto Kōkaku Ken'' ("South Dipper Crimson Crane Fist") style. [[spoiler:When Yuda betrayed the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'' and aligned with Raoh, the six masters were divided into two factions: one for preserving order, while the other promoting chaos]]. He forms his own army, the "UD Gang", and uses them to gather concubines for himself, leaving them to his men when he considers them no longer beautiful. He had kidnapped Mamiya at one point, but she escaped. Yuda eventually discovers her location, bringing himself into conflict with Rei again. When Yuda is defeated, he concedes to Rei that he is the more beautiful of the two, admitting in his dying words he had secretly admired him. ----- [[hardline]] * AssistCharacter: In the fighting game, Yuda's fighting style revolves around using his henchman to trap his opponent. * BerserkButton: Yuda goes ballistic after [[MinorInjuryOverreaction receiving some minor cuts on his face]]. * BossSubtitles: "The Star of Enchantment: '''Yuda'''" * CampStraight: Possibly; he looks like a walking CampGay stereotype, but his introduction showcases a harem of women. It's his comments after his defeat at Rei's hands that makes the whole thing ambiguous. * CombatPragmatist: Knowing Rei's style depends on footwork, Yuda chooses his battlefield to be flooded by the breaking of a nearby dam, resulting in the mud bogging Rei down and Yuda's RazorWind based style ''Nanto Kōkaku Ken'' to cut him up. * CurbStompBattle: In ''Soukaku no Garou'', Yuda sends a thousand man army against [[spoiler:Rofu, Rei's EvilMentor]]. [[ConservationOfNinjutsu It ends very badly for Yuda]]... * DarkChick * DefensiveFeintTrap: One of his special moves in the fighting game has him feign [[CycleOfHurting being stunned]]. It's possible to cancel it into any hit, allowing Yuda to gain an extra star for using the "Fatal KO" mechanic when the hit connects. * DrivenByEnvy: His one-sided feud with Rei started because he couldn't accept the idea that Rei's "Nanto Suichō Ken" was more graceful than his own style. * DepravedBisexual: All, but outright stated - he's a sexual predator on a literally industrial scale, harvesting hundreds of women from nearby villages for his harem, while his FamousLastWords to Rei are ''thiiis'' close to being a DyingDeclarationOfLove. * DudeLooksLikeALady: In any prequel material * TheDragon: To Souther in ''Ken's Rage'' * DiedInYourArmsTonight: Died in Rei's arms, the only man he considered worthy of his envy * EasilyForgiven: Despite his misogyny and evil deeds, Rei mourns his rival's death with sympathy * EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Extremely effeminate and treats his harem as dolls * EvilRedhead ** HairColorDissonance: Sometimes it's bright red, sometimes it's closer to pink * ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: An uncommon male example * FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:As part of betraying the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'']] * FanDisservice: In his introduction, we see a muscular Yuda walking around in a speedo and putting lipstick and eyeshadow? [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/HNK/1/51/YUDA%20JUDA%20FIST%20OF%20THE%20NORTH%20STAR%20HOKUTO%20NO%20KEN%20FACT%20SHEET.jpg No wonder reaction to this scene was mostly negative]]. * TheFightingNarcissist: TropeMaker and TropeCodifier in Japanese media * {{Flanderization}}: ''Legends of the Dark King'' (at least the AnimatedAdaptation) took Yuda's eccentricness and treachery UpToEleven, casting him into a screeching, reckless caricature instead of the devious opportunist he really was. * AGoodWayToDie * GracefulLoser: "Rei, you're the one man that I admired. The strongest, most beautiful man in the world. At least let me die in your arms..." * GreenEyedMonster * {{Jerkass}}: His motivation for screwing up Rei's life, as well as the lives of many others, - was that he found ''beauty'' in another person's fighting style. * RazorWind: Although most ''Nanto Seiken'' styles make some use of this, ''Nanto Kōkaku Ken'' particularly favors long-ranged attacks. * RummageSaleReject: Even by the series' standards, especially for a major character. Nice, uh, scarf... * SissyVillain: Nail polish, makeup, higher voice tone than most of the cast, flamboyant mannerisms and flashy outfits...yup * SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Yuda", "Juda" or "Judah"? The former is the literal transliteration of his name, which in turn is the Japanese transliteration of Judas Iscariot, but "Juda" gets the point across quicker, especially since [[MeaningfulName he represents the "Star of Betrayal"]]. * [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Rei]]: Although Rei may have critically wounded Yuda with the ''Hishou Hakurei'' technique, Yuda takes the initiative to die by Rei's hands literally by shoving them into his chest. * UnknownRival: Despite Yuda's obsessive hatred of Rei, Rei paid him little mind. It isn't until Rei finds out Yuda's former enslavement of Mamiya [[spoiler:and his betrayal of the Nanto Roku Ken]] [[ItsPersonal that their hatred becomes mutual]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Souther]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/167752-250px_setertyrghf_6912.jpg -> Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/AkioOhtsuka (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/ToshihikoSeki (''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Ezra Weisz (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) The strongest of the ''Nanto Seiken'' successors and the self-proclaimed "Holy Emperor" (''Seitei''), Souther represents the "Star of Leadership" and is the successor of ''Nanto Hōoh Ken'' ("South Dipper Phoenix Fist"), a style that, like ''Hokuto Shinken'', can only have one successor. A ruthless tyrant who seeks to conquer the world like Raoh, Souther does not wish to promote stability in the wasteland, but instead wants to satisfy his own ego. He targets children for use as slave labour for the construction of his "Holy Cross Mausoleum", a massive pyramid that he intends to use as an everlasting symbol of his reign, [[spoiler:which also doubles as a monument to honor his master Ohgai, whom he had to kill to become successor]]. Of the armies opposing Raoh, his is the most formidable, yet Raoh will not make a move on Souther, who claims to be immune to ''Hokuto Shinken''. ----- [[hardline]] * ZeroPercentApprovalRating: In ''Ken's Rage'', Souther's own soldiers will periodically betray him because of how cruel he is. Shin even uses this to his advantage. * AnimalBattleAura: Gets one in the anime in the shape of a phoenix. In the fighting game and ''Ken's Rage'', his ''Tensho Juji Hōoh'' technique [[RuleOfCool literally becomes a phoenix]] that he can ''throw'' at enemies. * AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Calls himself the "Holy Emperor" and is the strongest ''Nanto Seiken'' master -->''Out of my sight, vermin.'' * {{Badass}}: The second fighter to hand Kenshiro's ass to him * [[spoiler:BetterToDieThanBeKilled]]: In ''Legends of the True Savior'', [[spoiler:Souther takes a leaf from Shin's book and kills himself instead of dying by ''Hokuto Shinken'']]. * BlondGuysAreEvil: In the anime and manga; unlike Raoh, art directors decided to let him keep his original hair (and skin) color, making him the picture of an idealized "[[ThoseWackyNazis Aryan Superman]]" that Raoh was also meant to represent. * BloodKnight: So supremely confident in his invincibility that he ''welcomes with relish'' any attempt to take his life, just so he can prove the would-be assassin wrong. * BossSubtitles: "Emperor of Nanto: '''Thouzer'''" * DarkAndTroubledPast, FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Souther was an infant orphan raised by Ohgai to be his successor. As a final test to succession, Souther unwillingly killed his master, who intentionally died by his disciple's hands as the style dictates. Traumatized by the fact he murdered his mentor and father figure, Souther declared he longer needs emotions of compassion and love and delves into AxCrazy]]. * DeathGlare: His ''default'' expression * {{Determinator}}: Even though Kenshiro disables the use of his legs, which forms parts of his ultimate technique, Souther still limps towards Kenshiro to fight, including his damaged arms. {{Lampshaded}} by his own words: --> "I am the Holy Emperor Souther: Emperor of the ''Nanto Roku Seiken''! No retreat! No mercy! No hesitation!" * EvilLaugh: For someone who claims to have no emotions left, he really loves doing this. Personified in ''Ken's Rage'', where his laugh can kill {{mooks}} from a distance! * EvilSoundsDeep: His villainous bass is impressive as is (one could be forgiven for assuming voices didn't naturally come that deep back then), but his ability to ''project'' is what knocks him out of the park with this trope. * FallenHero: Subverted; despite showing all the signs of being a fine young man, and his master's every intention that he grow up to be a hero, Souther did nothing heroic after becoming the master of ''Nanto Hōoh Ken''. * FreakOut: [[spoiler:After accidentally killing his master]] * GenreSavvy: When a {{mook}} comes flying towards him before his second bout with Kenshiro, Souther had this to say: --> "'What's wrong? Oh, [[CatchPhrase you're already dead, huh]]?" * AGodAmI * [[spoiler:AGoodWayToDie]]: Subverted; [[spoiler:Kenshiro defeats Souther with ''Hokuto Ujou Moshou Ha'', a technique based on compassion. [[DontYouDarePityMe Souther is incensed his opponent would show him any form of mercy]]. However...]]. * [[spoiler:GracefulLoser]]: [[spoiler:Despite everything, he was finally humbled by Kenshiro, calling him his greatest opponent]]. * IgnoredEpiphany: In ''Ken's Rage'', every single person around Souther tells him it's better to build an empire where the subjects adore you rather than fear you, as they will be more loyal. [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating All of his minions betray him throughout the story]], but he still doesn't listen, [[WeHaveReserves demanding the impossible of his remaining subjects and sacrificing them whenever possible]]. * JabbaTableManners: Souther sets up a banquet of a dozen courses just to watch the attending slave children shake in hunger at the sight of it. After eating less than half a plate, he smashes the table, ordering all the scraps to be thrown into the trash, just so he can take twisted joy in watching a child being beaten for trying to eat a drumstick. * JerkJustifications: Part of his FreudianExcuse fits with Type 1 * LightIsNotGood: He's associated with crosses and bright light, and he's called the '''Holy Emperor'''. * LightningBruiser: ''Nanto Hōoh Ken'' users eschew defensive stances, because the style makes the user's body so light that no physical attack can touch them, alongside incredibly strong offensive blows. ** GlassCannon: In the fighting game, Souther's one of the best damage dealers with a SuperMode that increases his speed, but is tied with [[FragileSpeedster Mamiya]] for the worst defense. * MadeOfIron: While everyone who masters a certain school's technique is one, Souther's the most literal one, claiming he carries the "Emperor's Armor", making him immune to ''Hokuto Shinken'' techniques. This is replicated in the fighting game, where his blocking pose is simply him showing off his chest. Subverted when [[spoiler:it's revealed that his pressure points are ''just'' reversed]], after which he proves just as vulnerable as any other strong martial artists Kenshiro has already fought. * MeaningfulName: "Souther" is an actual word meaning "southerly wind", which seems to fit in with both the fact he is the strongest of the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'' and the avian ThemeNaming of their martial arts. * MonsterSobStory: Suddenly told to Kenshiro right before their final battle * NoSell: Souther's immunity to ''Hokuto Shinken'' is a bog-standard case of this, [[spoiler:until you find out he has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dextrocardia an actual real-life cardiovascular condition]]]]. * PimpedOutCape: In ''Ken's Rage'' * PurpleIsPowerful: His primary color in ''Ken's Rage'' * TheRival: To Raoh * SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Souther" or "Thouzer"? One would think it's the former due to MeaningfulName, but recent merchandise seems to favor the latter. That's not even counting other variations such as "Thouther", "Sauzer" or even "Thoutoher". ''Ken's Rage,'' uses "Thouzer", but the English voice actors pronounce it as either "Suh-ther" or "Sow-zer". * StartOfDarkness: It began with [[spoiler:"To master ''Nanto Hōoh Ken'', you must be ''tricked'' into killing your beloved master and father figure"]] * StrawVulcan: One can argue Souther is a heavy-handed (though totally valid) example of a villain you can potentially become when you cynically claim to give up your emotions. * TragicVillain * TroubledAbuser: Oh, good grief... * UsedToBeASweetKid * WellDoneSonGuy: Well, he tried, though his kind-hearted old master would most likely weep tears of shame at what his beloved pupil/adoptive son has done [[spoiler:''in his memory'', after all the trouble ''he died for'']]. ** If you successfully use Souther's "Fatal KO" in the fighting game, he poses and declares, while an image of Ohgai appears, "[[spoiler:Your Holy Cross Mausoleum will be completed soon!]]" [[/folder]] [[folder:Shuh]] [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_syu_7955.gif]] -> Voiced by: KatsujiMori (TV anime), HochuOtsuka (''Legends of the True Savior''), Takahiro Yoshimizu (''Ken's Rage'') The master of ''Nanto Hakurou Ken'' ("South Dipper White Heron Fist"), Shuh represents the "Star of Benevolence". Before the nuclear holocaust, Shuh served as Souther's [[TheDragon second-in-command]] and was present when a young Kenshiro participated in a death match between their rival schools. Shuh was Kenshiro's final opponent and defeated the young martial artist easily, but rather than take his life as the rules declared, Shuh forfeitied his eyesight to Souther as payment, sensing the untapped potential within Kenshiro. Years later, Shuh leads the primary resistance against Souther's army and reunites with an older Kenshiro. [[spoiler:In order to save his villagers, Shuh surrenders to Souther and is forced to carry the apex of the Holy Cross Mausoleum with the tendons in the legs cut to complete the monument. However, the tyrant intends Shuh to die at the top, thus orders a volley of arrows to hit him, including a spear thrown by Souther. Before the weight of the final piece of the pyramid crushes Shuh, he miraculously recovers his eyesight, just in time to see Kenshiro for a final moment]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BossSubtitles: "The Blind Warrior: '''Shew'''" * [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:After carrying the capstone up Souther's pyramid with severed tendons in his legs, Shuh is bombarded with arrows, skewered with a javelin thrown by Souther, and finally crushed beneath the stone's weight]]. * DisabilitySuperpower: He might be blind, but he can see with his ''heart''. ** HandicappedBadass * DotingParent: To ''all'' children * EmotionalBruiser: Hard to believe this sweet and gentle man is a great warrior, isn't it? * ExtremityExtremist: ''Nanto Hakurou Ken'' specializes in kicks * AFatherToHisMen: And to the children who have lost theirs to Souther's tyranny * FriendToAllChildren * GoodScarsEvilScars * HeelRealisation: Following his win against the young Kenshiro, who states it was honor to fight such a great opponent, Shuh violates the match's rules by demanding his life be spared and blinds himself to compensate and satisfy regulations. Souther was left speechless by Shuh's sacrifice, who also realizes that Shuh has awakened his destiny as the Star of Benevolence by the actions of a boy. * [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Agonizingly marches to his death to spare the lives of one hundred hostages]] * HonorBeforeReason: See PapaWolf * KungFuJesus, MessianicArchetype: [[spoiler:Literally bears a cross (of stone) to save children from Souther unto his death]] * NiceGuy: "Though my eyes have lost their light, the tears refuse to run dry." * OneManArmy * PapaWolf: Arguably the greatest in the series next to Fudoh of the Mountains, as his love for children conflicted with his duty as a warrior. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this cost him a priceless opportunity to slay a ''completely defenceless'' Souther, then his dignity, and finally his life]]. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: It is "Shu" or "Shuu" or "Shuh" or "Shew"? Depending on the kanji, "Shū" can mean "kick", to which ''Nanto Hakurou Ken'' specializes in just that. * TenderTears: Has a heart arguably softer than both Kenshiro and Toki's * TragicHero * [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]: [[spoiler:One of the '''very few''' unambiguously good peoples in this wasteland torn by nuclear fire. Even Raoh, who would usually sneer at benevolence, reverently admits to Shuh's death as "a magnificent end"]]. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair [[/folder]] [[folder:Nanto Goshasei]] The ''Nanto Goshasei'' are the sworn bodyguards of the Last General of Nanto. Like the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'', the ''Goshasei'' correspond to the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer, with all five members representing an element. They make their appearance in the final arc of the first part of ''Fist of the North Star'', all opposing ''Ken-oh'' and his advance towards the General. !Hyui of the Wind [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h00hyui_8075.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/KazuyukiSogabe (TV anime), HiroshiTsuchida (''Legends of the True Savior''), Ryousuke Kanemoto (''Ken's Rage'') The first of the ''Nanto Goshasei'' who faces ''Ken-Oh'', Hyui is the leader of the "Wing Brigade''. While his fighting style is unnamed, unlike other ''Nanto Seiken'' styles that uses air pressure, Hyui can manipulate air currents to slice his opponents apart easily, including steel. ----- [[hardline]] * ApologeticAttacker: The only person in the series to utter the words "forgive me" after killing a {{mook}}. * CombinationAttack: He has a few with Shuren of the Flames in the manga SpinOff ''Houkou no Kumo'' ("Way of the Clouds") * FragileSpeedster: Very agile and can slice thugs to ribbons, but Raoh kills him [[CurbStompBattle with a]] [[OneHitKO single punch]]. * {{Kiai}}: '''"EEEEAAAAUUUUUAAAAHHHH!!!"''' * RazorWind: Controls the actual element of wind, whereas other ''Nanto'' fighters concentrate air pressure. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: A promotional poster released by Raijin Comics when they were publishing the short-lived "Master Edition" of ''Fist of the North Star'' spells his name as "Huey". Supposedly, the character was named after the singer Huey Lewis. * WeHardlyKnewYe: Only has two episodes in the anime, whereas in the manga, Hyui was KilledOffForReal faster than ''Zeed''. !Shuren of the Flame [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h00shuren_3139.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (TV anime), Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (''Legends of the True Savior''), Hiromu Miyazaki (''Ken's Rage'') The second of the ''Nanto Goshasei'' encountered by ''Ken-Oh'', Shuren is the leader of the "Crimson Army" and a master of ''Gosha Enjō Ken'' ("Five Chariot Fiery Passion Fist"), which allows him to cover his body in flames. Shuren leads the Crimson Army to halt the advance of ''Ken-Oh'' and his army and to avenge his "brother star" Hyui. ----- [[hardline]] * CombinationAttack: With Hyui in ''Houkou no Kumo'' * FieryRedhead: In the anime * ManlyTears: A river of it for Hyui * PlayingWithFire: ''Gosha Enjō Ken'' manipulates phosphorus to engulf enemies while slicing them to pieces * WeHardlyKnewYe: Like Hyui, Shuren appears in only one episode following his introduction; he lasts just ''slightly'' longer in the manga. !Jyuza of the Cloud [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_juz_4242.gif]] -> Voiced by: YoshitoYasuhara (TV anime), Creator/KeijiFujiwara (''Legends of the Dark King''), Masaya Takatsuka (''Ken's Rage'') A master of his own self-taught martial art style, the free-spirited Jyuza is a childhood rival of Raoh and friend to Yuria. While growing up with the latter, he began to fall in love with her and wished for hand in marriage, but is lambasted when told that [[spoiler:Yuria is his half-sister from the same father]]. Afterwards, Jyuza began living a life of promiscuity and indifference, even while ''Ken-Oh'' begins to direct his attention to the Last General of Nanto. When Jyuza learns of the true identity of General, he challenges Raoh to a duel and stalls his advance by stealing Koku-Oh. Unfortunately, Raoh manages to wound Jyuza enough, forcing a rematch between them. Jyuza's life expires soon afterwards from taking, but not before he dies refusing to tell Raoh who the General is. ----- * AdaptationDyeJob: Black in the manga, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair light blue]] in the anime, brown in ''Ken's Rage''; canonically, it's the latter. * AntiHero: He's a lot more smart-mouthed and hedonistic than the other members of the ''Nanto Goshasei'', but just as selfless and protective of others when he's on the battlefield. * BadassLongcoat: In the ''Houkou no Kumo'' manga and ''Ken's Rage''; [[SleevesAreForWimps it comes sleeveless, too]] * BadassNormal * {{Biseinen}} * BossSubtitles: "Capricious Man of the Clouds: '''Juza'''" * [[spoiler:BrotherSisterIncest]]: DefiedTrope; [[spoiler:he reluctantly gives up on the idea of pursuing a relationship with Yuria after finding out that they're siblings]]. * ChivalrousPervert * ConfusionFu: His style is self-made and self-taught, but he's able to fight on an equal level with several carriers of 2000+ year old styles because of how subtle and chaotic it is. * DefiantToTheEnd: Rather than betray the Last General of Nanto, he decides to insult Raoh one last time. * DemotedToExtra: The fight scene between himself and Raoh was omitted in the ''Legends of the True Savior'' movie ''Chapter of Fierce Fighting'', yet makes a camoe appearance as one of the spirits attending Kenshiro and Yuria's wedding in the ''Legend of Kenshiro''. * '''{{Determinator}}''': Especially in the anime AdaptationExpansion final fight against Raoh, where he keeps on fighting ''even after he's dead''. * EightiesHair: The kind that would put any other CasanovaWannabe to shame; allegedly an obsessively maintained coiffure. * AGoodWayToDie * GoOutWithASmile * TheHedonist * HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:When he finds out the love of his life is ''his half sister'' and watches her run off into the sunset with Kenshiro]]. This later turns into... * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:When he sees for himself that Kenshiro IS a decent, kind man, Jyuza acknowledges that Yuria will be happy if she spends her life with him]]. * JerkassFacade, JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He cannot help but be unconditionally kind to women * LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the anime, after suddenly averting his death from the manga, Jyuza states: -> "I'm of the clouds. I move and do as I please. We're gonna do things my way." * LovableSexManiac * LoveMartyr * MrFanservice: On BOTH sides of the fourth wall; enough so that ''Houkou no Kumo'' is drawn by a ''female'' '''[[{{Shojo}} Shojo manga]]''' artist gushing over how pretty he is. * PowerPalms: His ''Gekiheki Haisui Shou'' ("Strike Wall Backwater Palm") technique * SenselessSacrifice: Doubly so - Jyuza attempts to break one of Raoh's arms in his final moments; it doesn't work. Jyuza dies refusing to tell Raoh who the Nanto General's identity is; Raoh correctly infers it from watching the way Jyuza refuses. * StepfordSmiler: Type A. [[spoiler:He loved Yuria since childhood, until the revelation of her being his half-sister took a toll on him]]. Even then, he's still a smartass. * UnconsciousObjector: Continued to fight Raoh for a while despite ''being dead'' * [[spoiler:UnluckyChildhoodFriend]] * TheWorfEffect: Despite an amazing stand against Raoh, he's ultimately crushed by Raoh's superior strength * WorthyOpponent: Raoh admits as much, including Koku-Oh (since Jyuza is the second person to ever mount the stallion), thus orders his men to give him a hero's burial. !Fudoh of the Mountain [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_fud_6536.gif]] -> Voiced by: ShozoIizuka (TV anime), DaisukeGouri (''Legends of the True Savior''), Hiromu Miyazaki (''Ken's Rage'') Once known as a terrible outlaw called "Fudoh the Ogre", this titanic, self-centered ruffian cared for no one but himself, pillaging whatever he could find and killing anyone who stood in his way. During a rampage through Ryuken's dojo, Fudoh was able to instill fear into a young Raoh. When a young Yuria stood up to him to protect a dog and its newborn litter of puppies, Fudoh learned the importance of life from this experience, drastically changing his ways. Becoming one of the ''Nanto Goshasei'', Fudoh would protect the Last General of Nanto, including several orphaned children, to whom he would be their foster father. As ''Ken-Oh'' makes his way closer to the General, Fudoh is dispatched to ensure Kenshiro meets the General first, but relinquishes their identity when Kenshiro presses him for information. In order to overcome his fear of Kenshiro, Raoh challenges Fudoh, threatening to kill his children if he does not comply. Becoming Fudoh the Ogre again, the giant protector is heavily injured by the superior Raoh, yet Fudoh manages to make Raoh retreat slightly, causing Raoh's men to impale Fudoh with several large lances and arrows, mortally wounding him. However, the fear that was instilled into Raoh continues to linger, despite the giant's death soon afterwards. ----- [[hardline]] * {{Adorkable}}: His clumsiness is what makes him endearing as a character. * {{Badass}}: The first man to inspire fear in Raoh, and even though Fudoh loses against him, Raoh is left embarassed and ashamed at himself. ** BadassAdorable: A big cuddly teddy-bear of a sweetheart who is kind to children, and is the only character to really qualify for this trope in the franchise (Mamiya's far too butch to be adorable, while adult Rin becomes too much of a DistressedDamsel to be {{Badass}}). ** BewareTheNiceOnes: When he becomes Fudoh the Ogre again, he tells Bat and Lin to shield his childrens' eyes when killing one of Raoh's foot soldiers * TheBigGuy * BossSubtitles: "Warrior of the Mountains: '''Fudoh'''" * BumblingDad: It's an act, yes, but all the better to let his children grow up with warmth, happiness and laughter. * DotingParent: To every child under his care * DoomedMoralVictor: Raoh may have killed Fudoh's physical body, but Fudoh absolutely ''demolishes'' the tyrant's belief in himself as a man: --> "My body may die; I may be reduced to but a single drop of blood. But those with courage will rise time and again to face you; while you, Raoh, will live for the rest of your life but a mere terrified coward!!" * TheDreaded: Before his HeelFaceTurn, Fudoh the Ogre scared the crap out of Raoh. He still knows the trade, as he was able scare the crap out of him again ''while dying''. * EmotionalBruiser * FriendToAllChildren * GentleGiant: Fudoh's one of the few giants in ''Fist of the North Star'' to be a genuinely nice man [[HeelFaceTurn even though he didn't start out that way]]. * AGoodWayToDie * GoOutWithASmile * HappilyAdopted: All his children * HeelFaceTurn: Fudoh embodies the RousseauWasRight ideology that is the heart of the series * MeaningfulName: Shares his name with a Buddhist deity whose name means the "immovable one". * MightyGlacier * NiceGuy * OneManArmy: Fudoh, one; ''Ken-oh'' Bike Squad, ZERO * PapaWolf: Threaten one of Fudoh's children and he'll ''destroy'' you * TenderTears: Of love shed for children in suffering * ThePowerOfLove: What Fudoh's children gave him to find the strength and courage to absolutely DESTROY the seemingly invincible tyrant Raoh * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth * TookALevelInKindness: ''Big time''. He was about as bad as the typical GiantMook was (though much more powerful) before he met Yuria. Then he turns into a NiceGuy. * TragicHero !Rihaku of the Ocean [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkfrihaku_1355.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (TV anime), Katsuhisa Houki (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/EijiTakemoto (''Ken's Rage'') Leader of the ''Nanto Goshasei'', Rihaku possesses no martial arts training (in the manga), but he is a military strategist. He prepares a series of booby traps for Raoh when he attacks the headquarters in search of the Last General of Nanto. [[spoiler:Post-TimeSkip, Rihaku serves as the senior strategist of the Hokuto Army led by Bat and Lin]]. ----- [[hardline]] * NiceJobBreakingItHero: If it weren't for the traps he put to fight Raoh, the tyrant wouldn't have escaped from his fight with Kenshiro, [[spoiler:nor captured Yuria on his way out]]. * NonActionGuy: In the manga, Rihaku has no actual martial arts, but rather his specialty comes from his military planning and his ability to set up traps. The anime gave him his own fighting style ''Gosha Hasui Ken'' ("Five Chariot Wave Crush Fist") and had him have a tussle with Raoh. * [[spoiler:TheObiWan]]: [[spoiler:Post-TimeSkip]] * SoleSurvivor: Of all the ''Nanto Goshasei'' [[/folder]] !!Other Main Characters [[folder:Allies]] !Bat [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr17_8125.gif]] -> Voiced by: Mie Suzuki (Child)[=/=]Creator/KeiichiNanba (Adult) (TV anime, JP), Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (''Legends of the True Savior''), Umeka Shōji (Child)[=/=]Creator/DaisukeKishio (Adult) (''Ken's Rage''), Creator/TonyOliver (movie, ENG), Gary Michaels (TV anime, ENG) A young boy who decides to leave his home village to fend for himself, Bat was imprisoned in Rin's village for attempting to steal food. While locked in the same cell, he comes across the 64th successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' Kenshiro, who breaks out to fight Zeed. After witnessing his skills, Bat follows Kenshiro as his self-appointed sidekick, hoping to use Kenshiro as a tool for his own self-benefit, but after the death of his adoptive mother Toyo back in his village, Bat slowly matures, upon witnessing the hardships of Kenshiro and his new friends and rivals. Following the TimeSkip, Bat has grown OlderAndWiser and is co-leader of the new "Hokuto Army" with Lin, a resistance group aimed at bringing down the tyrannical reign of the Heavenly Emperor. Although Bat is not a true martial artist, he has rudimentary skills, alongside a limited knowledge of ''Hokuto Shinken'' from his travels with Kenshiro. [[spoiler:In the final arc of the series, Bat forgoes his love for Lin so she can be with Kenshiro. To that end, he presses Lin's pressure points to induce AmnesiacDissonance, including reuniting her with a similarly amnesiac Kenshiro. Fate would force him to pose as the ''Hokuto Shinken'' successor in order to fight Bolge, a blind thug with a dangerous vendetta for Kenshiro. Unfortunately, Bat is captured, tortured and multilated by Bolge, doing his best to leave an impersonation of Kenshiro, hoping that if he dies, Bolge will stay away from his friend for good. However, the amnesiac Kenshiro arrives to save him, until Bat's screams trigger the martial artist's memories, who is so moved by his sacrifice for him that Kenshiro defeats Bolge easily. Unfortunately, Bat is mortally wounded, yet urges Lin, who too has regained her memories from Bat's heroics, to stay with Kenshiro. Lin decides to stay behind and guard Bat's tomb, only to discover that Kenshiro managed to save Bat's life by manipulating his pressure points. The story of ''Fist of the North Star'' ends with Lin tearfully embracing a rejuvenated, yet still unconscious Bat]]. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: A strange case. His hair is light brown or auburn, but was depicted as white in the full color Master Release edition of the manga. * BrattyHalfPint: Pre-TimeSkip * [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler:Bat was put through utter hell by Bolge and despite being the one to finally finish him, he seems to have died from his injuries. Kenshiro had somehow pressed his pressure points to regenerate from those wounds]]. * EmotionalBruiser: Post-TimeSkip * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Bat refuses to marry Lin, who falls in love with the first person she sees, as a result of Kaioh triggering one of the pressure points before his duel with Kenshiro. He wipes her memory and attempts to pair her off with Kenshiro, since Bat is aware she's been nursing a crush on him for years]]. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Whenever he isn't being a cocky little brat he does show his soft side more than once. * JokeCharacter: Hilariously done when going up against one of Amiba's {{Mooks}}. He punches a soldier squaring in the face, tricking the goon into thinking he has fallen victim to a ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique. Bat deliberately invokes Kenshiro's CatchPhrase and mannerisms. It worked: the frightened soldier froze in fear, leaving Bat to run off and leave the humiliated man be. * KidSidekick * LargeHam: Is a bit of a showoff at times * MeaningfulName: Named after the flying rodent of the same name, according to an interview with [[WordOfGod Buronson]] on the Japanese ''Legend of Raoh'' DVD. * SatisfiedStreetRat: Though he goes straight LONG before he grew up, he still shows some shades of this from time to time. * [[spoiler:SenselessSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Bat believes Kenshiro arriving to help him when Bolge is torturing him is this. Even when hit with amnesia, Kenshiro isn't going to allow that to happen]]. * ShipTease: While it might be debatable in the first series, [[RelationshipUpgrade it's definitely romantic in the latter part of the manga]]. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the Manga Entertainment dub, his name was changed from "Bat" to "Bart", likely a reference to another [[TheSimpsons kid trickster]]. * TenderTears: An adoptive big brother like Ken tends to even make the snarkiest {{Jerkass}} kid grow up to be just as sensitive and kind-hearted as a man. Exemplified in the Heavenly Emperor arc, when he cries for [[spoiler:Ein's HeroicSacrifice]]. * TookALevelInBadass:Took one post-TimeSkip, having grown up and become the leader of the Hokuto Army. {{Lampshaded}} by Kenshiro, which moves Bat into complete tears: -->"Bat, you've become a man!" !Lin [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hokuto_rin_7456.PNG]] -> Voiced by: Tomiko Suzuki (Child)[=/=]Creator/MinaTominaga (Adult) (TV anime), Creator/MaayaSakamoto (''Legend of the True Savior''), Creator/KanaeIto (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) A young mute girl who was traumatized after witnessing the death of her family at the hands of bandits, Lin befriends Kenshiro when he wanders into her village and captured for being suspicious. Offering him water, he helps restore her voice by using one of her pressure points. Upon being rescued from Zeed, Lin begins to follow him through the wasteland and becomes one of his loyal traveling companions. Years after Raoh's defeat, she forms and co-leads the Hokuto Army with Bat as they fight off the corrupt army of the Heavenly Emperor. [[spoiler:Lin is actually the younger twin sister of Lui, the Heavenly Emperor. After they were born, Falco of ''Gento Kōken'' was ordered by Viceroy Jakoh to get rid of one of the twins, as two successors to the throne was unallowed. However, Falco could not bring himself to kill a baby, thus left her in secret care by his aunt and uncle. After Lui was rescued by Kenshiro and his companions from Jakoh, his son Jask kidnaps Lin and takes her to the Kingdom of Shura to exact revenge, only for Lin to be tossed around by the warrior Shachi to goad Kenshiro into fighting Kaioh and his ''Hokuto Ryūken'' brothers. Before the final battle between Kaioh and Kenshiro, Kaioh presses Lin's pressure point that blinds her and erases her memories: the moment she opens her eyes, she will fall in love with the first person she sees. Bat, who has arrived in the Kingdom of Shura to help, insists that Lin be the one to see Kenshiro, but the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' believes Lin is destined to be with Bat. However, Bat would force Lin back into amnesia so she can reunite with Kenshiro. The final arc in the series is resolved when Lin regains her memories and chooses to be with Bat]]. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From black to red in the anime, then pink in the movie. The ''Ken's Rage 2'' game has her hair as brown as a child and red as an adult. * AdaptationalBadass: In ''Ken's Rage 2'', like Mamiya before her, she can use a crossbow. She can also [[DropTheHammer pick up a makeshift mallet]], something Mamiya cannot do in the first game. * CombatStilettos: Post-TimeSkip, when leading the Hokuto Army alongside Bat * CuteMute: Until Kenshiro restores her voice in the first chapter of the manga * DumbStruck: As a result of seeing her family murdered right in front of her * FauxActionGirl: As an adult; ''Ken's Rage 2'' averts this, having her become as armed as Mamiya. * {{Kawaiiko}}: Even when SheIsAllGrownUp * KidSidekick * NiceGirl: In contrast to Bat's being the BrattyHalfPint * PrecociousCrush: One-sided, as Ken only sees her as a surrogate younger sister, and devotes himself to Yuria. [[spoiler:Bat, on the other hand, doesn't believe it's this trope and the final arc of the series is dedicated to resolving this issue]]. * RescueRomance: She's harbored feelings for Kenshiro ever since he saved her and her village from Zeed's gang, and decided to run off after him. * TenderTears * TokenMiniMoe: Averted Post-TimeSkip * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink in the movie !Yuria [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_yur_9842.GIF]] -> Voiced by: Creator/YurikoYamamoto (TV anime and movie, JP), Yuriko Ishida (''Legends of the True Savior''), Midori Matsuo (Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/HoukoKuwashima (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (TV anime, ENG), Creator/StephanieSheh (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Kenshiro's fiancée, Yuria grew up alongside him and his adoptive brothers at Ryuken's temple, admired by many other men, particularly Raoh, Toki, Shin and Jyuza. After Kenshiro was named successor, Yuria agrees to go with Shin so long as Kenshiro's life is spared. Kept against her will in Shin's stronghold of Southern Cross, Yuria becomes unable to tolerate the atrocities Shin was committing in her name, thus threw herself off the top of his fortress. [[spoiler:However, her suicide attempt was prevented by the ''Nanto Goshasei'', her sworn protectors who reveal that Yuria is a direct descendant of the ''Nanto'' bloodline, and represents the "Star of Motherly Compassion", destined to become the Last General of Nanto. When Raoh resumes his conquest following the death of Souther, Yuria orders the ''Nanto Goshasei'' to stop his advance. Upon learning from Fudoh of the Mountain that Yuria is alive, Kenshiro rushes to her location, but Raoh gets to her first, taking her with him. When the tyrant is determined to defeat Kenshiro, he demands Yuria's life in order to learn the ultimate ''Hokuto Shinken'' technique ''Musou Tensei'' and Yuria complies. However, upon seeing that Yuria is dying from radiation poisoning, he manipulates one of her pressure points and extends her lifespan. After Raoh is defeated, she spends the last remainders of her life in peace of Kenshiro, secluding themselves from the rest of the world]]. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From black in the manga to red (or violet during the Southern Cross arc) in the Toei anime. * DamselInDistress * DrivenToSuicide: In an attempt to stop Shin's [[LoveMakesYouEvil madness]]. [[spoiler:We find she was saved at the last moment]]. * DudeMagnet: There's no indication that Yuria was the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman, and she really didn't do anything, yet men '''really, really want''' her, like moths to a flame. [[spoiler:Justified because of the fate to which she corresponds to: compassion and grace]]. * [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: [[spoiler:See SparedByAdaptation below; Yuria lives happily ever after with Kenshiro after Raoh's death in ''Ken's Rage''. Too bad the sequel corrects this by killing her off to follow the source material more closely]]. * EmotionlessGirl: Before coming to Ryuken's temple, a young Yuria didn't emote, who had sealed away her emotions after birth, until she met the caring, kind and selfless Kenshiro * [[spoiler:TheHeart]]: [[spoiler:She's the only member of the ''Nanto Roku Seiken'' who does not possess any martial arts, but her compassion and kindness can move the hearts of even the most merciless of tyrants]]. * [[spoiler:MacGuffinGirl]]: [[spoiler:Kenshiro, Shin, Raoh and the ''Nanto Goshasei'' all fight to find or protect Yuria]]. * PosthumousCharacter: Post-Southern Cross arc; even in death, she is fondly remembered by many individuals of her beauty and personality. [[spoiler:DoublySubverted when she never died, until the TimeSkip]]. * SaveThePrincess: Kenshiro's objective in the first arc is to save her from his old rival Shin; she ended up killing herself. [[spoiler:Later, Yuria gets taken by Raoh to lure Kenshiro for their final battle]]. * SilkHidingSteel: Such is the unconditional love and compassion of Yuria, the fiancée of Kenshiro, [[spoiler:that even the tyrant Raoh, whose fists could shatter Heaven and Earth, is utterly helpless before her redemptive kindness]]. * SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: For all the violent and cruel warlords wanting her as their consort, Yuria loves Kenshiro for his kind and caring nature. * SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''Ken's Rage'', [[spoiler:Raoh's reason to achieve ''Musou Tensei'' is changed, consequently changing Yuria's fate (he simply lays his hand against her, rather than feel sorrowful over her radiation poisoning and impending death). Before his FamousLastWords, he states Yuria will live for ''several'' more years (originally, she lived roughly a year post-Raoh's death). In fact, the game makes no mention of any radiation poisoning. Sadly rectified in the sequel, as the game follows much of source material to the last arc, thus Yuria living through it would force the plot to be changed drastically]]. * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lavender/purple in the anime. Interestingly, it was a natural shade of red in the flashback where Shin kidnapped her. No explanation for her change in hair color is given. [[spoiler:It turns gold during the Last General of Nanto arc, with no explanation again]]. ''Ken's Rage'', however, stays a dark purple at all times. * ZettaiRyouki: Her outfit [[spoiler:after she's revealed to be the Last General of Nanto]] !Toyo -> Voiced by: Reiko Suzuki (TV anime, JP), Seiko Fujiki (''Legends of the True Savior'') A kind-hearted philanthropist, Toyo is an old lady who takes it upon herself to become a mother for orphans who lost their parents to death or abandonment in the nuclear wasteland. Raising them in the saftety and prosperity of an oasis, she took in a foul-mouthed, but tender-hearted pickpocket named Bat as her own son, until he left to give his younger siblings more food to eat. The well in her garden is a magnet for marauders, barely kept at bay by her possession of one of the few remaining rifles in the world. Her cold-blooded murder at the hands of Jackal sent Kenshiro on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. ----- [[hardline]] * FriendToAllChildren * GoOutWithASmile: As Bat calls her "Mommy" for the first time [[{{Tearjerker}} and last time]]. * MamaBear * NeverMessWithGranny: Tragically deconstructed; although she still knows how to use a rifle, she's becomes so frail she can no longer handle it straight. * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth !Mamiya [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_mam_850.GIF]] -> Voiced by: ToshikoFujita (TV anime, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Creator/NaomiShindo (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (TV anime, ENG), Creator/LauraBailey (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) A female resistance leader whose village is being assaulted by the Fang Clan, Mamiya has limited skills in martial arts, and makes use of weapons like a pair of bladed yo-yos, combat needles and a crossbow. She bears a passing resemblance to Kenshiro's fiancee, Yuria. After her younger brother Kou is murdered by the savages, she recruits Kenshiro and the vagabond Rei to guard the village, but they instead wipe out the Fang Clan, after Rei discovers they are holding his younger sister Airi hostage. She accompanies Kenshiro and Rei for several arcs of the story. Like Yuria, Mamiya gains a growing concern for the brooding Kenshiro, though he waves off attempts of affection from her; instead, Rei slowly develops feelings for her. Unfortunately, because of her past shame, she cannot express her love to him in return, thus Rei uses his final days of life to challenge and defeat his old rival Yuda, the one who gave Mamiya her psychological scars. Moved by his sacrifice on her behalf, Mamiya re-embraces womanhood, renouncing her life as a warrior. ----- [[hardline]] * ActionGirl: Though prone to getting captured, especially in the anime adaptation, Mamiya is still one of the more heroic, competent women in 1980s {{Shonen}}. * BadassInDistress: Several times * BadassNormal: Even if she wasn't trained in a martial art like Ken or Rei, she's still very capable of taking on the countless bandits wandering the post-apocalyptic wastelands. * BikerBabe: Is often seen riding a motorcycle in all continuities. * BossSubtitles: "Ascetic Woman Warrior: '''Mamiya'''" * CombatStilettos: Wandering the rocky wastelands and scaling cliffs in six-inch high heels, and occasionally stabbing people with them too. * CommutingOnABus: After Rei's death ** [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack]]: [[spoiler:Mamiya reappears sporadically in post-Raoh arcs with Airi and in the final arc of the series, she encounters Kenshiro again to pay respects to Yuria, but also to inform him of Bat's actions regarding Lin]]. * DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Yuda kidnapped her on during her birthday celebration, intending to make her his concubine, but not before [[KickTheDog killing her parents to break the village's leadership]]. As such, Mamiya has abandoned her femininity]]. * DefeatByModesty: Rei, whose feelings for her were budding, symbolically defeats her by using his ''Nanto Seiken'' techniques to tear off her clothes to expose her body and prove that, no matter how much she denies it, she is still a woman, who has no business on the battlefield. * FieryRedhead * FragileSpeedster: In the fighting game * [[spoiler: HerHeartWillGoOn]] * PluckyGirl * RapeAsDrama: It's strongly implied that this is what caused her to become so cold-hearted [[spoiler:after escaping from Yuda's harem]]. ** RapeAndRevenge: Because of this, she chose to fight rather than being helpless again. * {{Stripperiffic}}: Notably averted; Mamiya dresses in realistic combat clothes, which Rei [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] before he gives her a StayInTheKitchen speech. ** HotterAndSexier: In the ''Ken's Rage'' games however, cutscenes and promotional materials garnered a ''lot'' of {{Fanservice}} shots of her. Her attire includes a thong and transparent skirt, with cleavage about twice as big as other named female characters. * TeamMom: If Ken and Rei are the fists of the team, she is easily the heart. * {{Tsundere}}: One of the earliest prototypes in {{Shonen}} - Type A around Rei, while Type B towards Ken. * WeaponOfChoice: Apart from her [[KillerYoyo bladed yoyos]], she also uses combat needles (''gabishi'') and a crossbow. * {{Xenafication}}: While Mamiya was pretty badass compared to most women in the original manga, her skills are greatly exaggerated in the Arc Systems Works fighting game and ''Ken's Rage'', to the point that she can fight on the same level as a ''Hokuto Shinken'' and ''Nanto Seiken'' master. This may be due to her being based on the more "xenafied"-manga Mamiya than the distress-prone animated Mamiya. * ZettaiRyouki: One of her outfits in the manga consists of a miniskirt and thigh-high boots with heels. !Airi -> Voiced by: Arisa Andō (TV anime, JP), Umeka Shōji (''Ken's Rage''), [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Dorothy Fahn]] (TV anime, ENG) Rei's younger sister, Airi was kidnapped by Jagi on the day of her wedding, then sold into slavery. Such was Airi's suffering that she blinded herself in despair by using poison. When the Fang Clan began terrorizing Mamiya's village, the members got hold of her after they killed her previous captor, hoping to use as leverage against Rei. She was rescued by Rei and Kenshiro, the latter of whom restored her sight with his skills in ''Hokuto Shinken''. Airi remains in Mamiya's village and gains the courage to stand up and defend herself with the help of Lin when the army of ''Ken-Oh'' army invades the village. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From blond in the orignal manga to pink in the TV series to blue in the movie. ''Ken's Rage'' brings it back to the appropriate blond. * TheChick * CommutingOnABus: After Rei's death * DistressedDamsel * RapeAsDrama: Though they could not openly say it on network TV (or the manga back in the 1980s, for that matter), it's implied this is what drove Airi to blind herself out of despair as a slave. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Airi" or "Aili" or "Ailee" or "Iris"? !Ryuken (Ramon Kasumi) [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_rkn_6175.gif]] -> Voiced by: Junji Chiba (adult)[=/=]Creator/KojiTotani (young) (TV anime), ChikaoOhtsuka (''Legend of the True Savior''), Creator/HideyukiTanaka (''Ken's Rage'') The 63rd successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' and the adoptive father and master who trained Kenshiro, Jagi, Toki, and Raoh, Ryuken eventually chose the youngest of his adopted sons as his successor, prompting Raoh to challenge his decision by refusing to surrender the art. [[spoiler:He almost defeated Raoh, but [[DiabolusExMachina suffered a stroke before delivering the finishing blow]], giving Raoh the perfect opportunity to kill his master]]. Whenever Kenshiro or one of his brothers faces an ordeal, they reflect back on Ryuken's teachings. ----- [[hardline]] * BadassBeard * BadassGrandpa * BaldOfAwesome: As an elderly Ryuken * BatmanGambit: The ''[[WordOfGod All About The Man]]'' [[AllThereInTheManual guidebook]] reveals he knew Jagi was a scumbag and kept him around just so his successor would have someone evil to overcome. ** Jagi's BelatedBackstory in ''Flower of Carnage'' puts some doubts on this, for the most part. However, when you consider what kind of person Jagi is, Ryuken may not have been entirely wrong. * BrattyHalfPint: All the way back during WorldWarTwo Shanghai in ''Fist of the Blue Sky'' * DoppelgangerSpin: Uses one against Raoh, one that travels in a North Dipper-shaped path, no less * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Subverted; Jagi believes Ryuken is this, but he never intended Jagi to be successor in the first place. Instead, he wanted Jagi to be a pawn to train the ''real'' successor. Like BatmanGambit, ''Flower of Carnage'' shows this to be for more sympathetic reasons. * {{Jerkass}}: For the sake of producing a successor, Ryuken was willing to throw would-be disciples (who were still children) down canyons to test their strength and expel those too weak (like Kim) to advance onto higher levels of training to fend for themselves. For a great warrior of ''Hokuto Shinken'', Ryuken is truly ''lousy'' father material. ''Flower of Carnage'', meanwhile, paints a more flattering view of his personality. * LightningBruiser * MeaningfulRename: His real name is "Ramon Kasumi" in ''Fist of the Blue Sky''. When he became the 63rd ''Hokuto Shinken'' successor, he changed his name to "Ryuken". * PosthumousCharacter * OldMaster * SuccessionCrisis: With his older students turning to evil or falling to illness, Ryuken ultimately put faith in the younger, yet more naive Kenshiro. !Raiga and Fūga -> Voiced by: Yuji Mikimoto (Raiga) and Ikuya Sawaki (Fūga) The twin gatekeepers of Cassandra, Raiga and Fūga are masters of the ''Nishin Fūraiken'' ("Dual Gods Wind Thunder Fist") style, a martial art that can only be practiced by twins with the same physique and mentality. They work for Cassandra's giant warden Uighur, who has their younger brother Mitsu held hostage. ----- [[hardline]] * AscendedExtra: They appear a bit longer in the anime, where they fight their former master in a filler scene. * HeelFaceTurn: Though they were never heels by choice. * [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Little Brother]] * RazorFloss: ''Nishin Fūraiken'' uses wires going from one brother to the other. Anything that passes between them is sliced to pieces. * RedemptionEqualsDeath: In the manga, they perish holding up a ceiling to allow Kenshiro and the others to escape. * SingleMindedTwins * WeHardlyKnewYe * WonderTwinPowers: ''Nishin Fūraiken'' is exclusive to identical twins !Ryuga [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_ryg_6977.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiHori (TV anime), Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi (child) (''Legends of the True Savior''), Daisuke Matsubara (''Legends of the Dark King''), Takeshi Mori (''Ken's Rage'') Ryuga is the master of ''Taizan Tenrōken'' ("Mt. Tai Celestial Wolf Fist"), who represents the solitary "Star of the Heavenly Wolf" (better known as Sirius), neither part of the North Dipper or South Dipper constellations. ''Taizan Tenrōken'', known as a horrible martial arts, scoops the chunks of its victims' flesh while leaving them with a feeling of bitter coldness. [[spoiler:The elder brother of Yuria (and, by proxy, the half-brother of Jyuza)]], Ryuga aligned with Raoh, believing he had the methodology to restore order to a chaotic wasteland, until he begins to question his loyalty when he meets Kenshiro. In order to see whether Raoh or Kenshiro's ways are correct, Ryuga goes on a mad killing spree of innocent people, hoping to goad Kenshiro into a fight. To that end, [[spoiler:he kidnaps Toki and challenges Kenshiro at his fortress. However, Ryuga was already dying during their duel, having disembowled himself prior to the fight. He reveals to Kenshiro his motivations were to create enough sadness within Kenshiro's heart, so as to grant him the power to endure this era. With a locket of Yuria he keeps and shows to Kenshiro, Ryuga dies trusting that his sister made the right choice by choosing the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'']]. ----- [[hardline]] * AntiVillain: Ryuga only wanted peace in this new world, but his actions were totally misguided, such as [[spoiler:killing innocents in order to see if Kenshiro was the savior the world needed]]. * BossSubtitles: "The Lone Wolf: '''Ryuga'''" * [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption]]: [[spoiler:Invoked this by committing sepukku before fighting Kenshiro]]. * [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: [[spoiler:Toki's]] * TheDragon: To Raoh * [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:Toki cradles him as he dies, and comments that they'll both become stars to watch over Kenshiro. Previously, Ryuga was mass-murdering Toki's patients to provoke him]]. * AnIcePerson: ''Taizan Tenrōken'' is represented as a bleak wind freezing over its victims as they die. ** ImColdSoCold: His techniques have this effect on his victims, as their nerves slowly lose sensation and renders them completely numb before blood violently spurts from their wounds. * NiceJobFixingItVillain: Invoked; [[spoiler:Ryuga wanted to bring out Kenshiro's sadness and anger so he learn ''Musou Tensei'' and gain the power to defeat Raoh, something Toki had tried to do indirectly during his final bout with his brother]]. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Modeled after Davie Bowie as "The White Duke" * OddNameOut: Ryuga is one of the only martial artists in the Raoh arc who isn't a practitioner of Hoktuo Shinken or Nanto Seiken. * [[spoiler:SuicideByCop]] * TragicVillain * WeHardlyKnewYe: Unlike most of Kenshiro's friends and rivals, we never see his upbringing in flashbacks. [[spoiler:His absence in Yuria and Jyuza's flashbacks are odd, too]]. However, ''Ken's Rage 2'' delves more into his backstory. !Toh -> Voiced by: MikaDoi (TV anime) Rihaku's daughter and an attendant to the Last General of Nanto, Toh partcipated in with the ''Nanto Goshasei'' and their war against Raoh. [[spoiler:Because of her secret confliction of love for their arch-enemy, Toh attempts to dissuade the tryant from taking Yuria and offers herself to him. When he rejects her, Toh commits suicide in front of him, hoping her death will be imbedded in Raoh's heart]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BodyDouble: Poses as the Last General of Nanto in order to trick Raoh. * [[spoiler:DisposableWoman]]: [[spoiler: While previously named female characters in ''Fist of the North Star'' were hardly "disposable", Toh practically wins this title]]. * [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Kills herself in front of Raoh so that he will never forget her. He was unimpressed]] * [[spoiler:LoveMartyr]]: [[spoiler:Harbored unrequited feelings for Raoh, and took her own life so that Raoh would remember her. He just sneers that she would have been better off trying to kill him to prevent anyone else from having him]]. !Balga -> Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (''Legends of the True Savior'') One of Raoh's former generals, Balga lost his motivation to fight following his defeat. As his personality became softer, the devious Kouketsu takes advantage of this and enslaved Balga and his villagers. In order to work hard to ensure his son Shingo and the other villagers' children are unharmed, Balga plows Kouketsu's fields, despite the unlikelihood of anything growing there. When Kenshiro arrives with Raoh's son Ryu, they defeat Kouketsu and his men, liberating Balga and his people, and reclaiming Balga's honor. After Baran, the "Emperor of Light", is defeated, Kenshiro leaves Ryu in Balga and Shingo's care. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationExpansion, AscendedExtra: In the original manga, an unnamed soldier shot Raoh in the leg with an arrow [[spoiler:to stop him from killing Yuria to achieve ''Musou Tensei'']]; ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting'' establishes it was Balga. Furthermore, an additional scene in the movie regarding Raoh killing his generals to prevent them from seizing power after his death includes Balga locking them in the throne room with the tyrant, implying he knew about Raoh's agenda all along. * AntiVillain: ''Legends of the True Savior'' paints Balga squarely as this; not only does he know of Raoh's true intentions regarding the rest of the generals, but he weeps for him, knowing full well [[spoiler:he will lose to Kenshiro in their final duel]]. * NiceGuy * NumberTwo: Raoh's most trusted general in ''Legends of the True Savior'' and the only one spared when Raoh decides to kill the rest of them. * ReasonableAuthorityFigure [[/folder]] [[folder:Villains]] !Zeed [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zeed_9.gif]] -> Voiced by: Eiji Kanie (TV anime) A giant mohawked ruffian with the characters "Z-666" tattooed on his head, Zeed is the leader of the "Z-Gang", a biker gang that has raided numerous villages and delivery crew for their food and water supply. A man who [[LackOfEmpathy does not know the meaning of mercy]], Zeed and his gang are notorious for killing even women and children. As the main villain of the manga's first chapter, Zeed falls prey to Kenshiro's ''Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken'' technique. ----- [[hardline]] * TheBully * BossSubtitles: "Predator of the Weak: '''Zeed'''" * CarryABigStick: {{Dual Wield}}s two spiked maces in ''Ken's Rage'' * AFatherToHisMen: His character profile in ''Ken's Rage'' states that he shows great compassion for his underlings, despite his callous treatment of the people. * LargeAndInCharge: At 9 feet tall, he ''towers'' over the 6 foot tall Kenshiro... [[MusclesAreMeaningless for all the good it did him]]. * GiantMook: Introduces the weapon-wielding mini-bosses in ''Ken's Rage''. * TattooedCrook: His notable "[[NumberOfTheBeast Z-666]]" tattoo on his forehead * VillainTeamUp: Allied with Boss Fang in ''Ken's Rage'' * WarmUpBoss: Whose spectacular death sets these ground rules for the audience in ''Fist of the North Star'' - 1) [[MusclesAreMeaningless Size means squat]] in this world and 2) if you have a mohawk, expect to die by exploding internally. * WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets the least amount of screentime of all of the villains * WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldHurtAChild: Kenshiro was exhausted and dehydrated to the point of death when he was trapped in that cell with Bat... and then hearing that Zeed is infamous for the above two tropes gave him the HeroicSecondWind to LITERALLY tear the bars off his prison to kill him and his men. * YourHeadAsplode: The first villains to do so, among many, many others * YourSizeMayVary: Whatever the incarnation, Zeed always has a tendency to suddenly grow twenty feet tall. !Spade [[quoteright:90:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hka_spade_8725.PNG]] -> Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda (TV anime) One of the four lieutenants in Shin's "King" organization, Spade is the first one encountered by Kenshiro, and is the weakest of the group, barely above the average punk in strength. Not really a martial artist, Spade uses a variety of weapons like a wrist-mounted crossbow, dual axes and a spear to fight. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From white in the manga and ''Ken's Rage'' to red in the anime * AnAxeToGrind: Can use two at the same time; unfortunately, it's not a very smart or efficient way to fight TheHero. * TheBully * DirtyCoward * {{Expy}}: Bears a resemblance to Wez from ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' * EyePatchOfPower: [[InvertedTrope Eye-patch of disgrace, rather]], considering how quickly and miserably he lost to Kenshiro. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Is blinded by the same arrow he shot at Kenshiro * QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The weakest of Shin's card-themed henchmen * TooDumbToLive: Just how many times has Kenshiro give someone a second chance after seeing them cruelly hurt and mistreat the weak and the helpless? Just how many times has he given someone ''two'' chances to walk away alive? He gave Spade two chances to run, yet Spade still returns for more from the same man who blocked an arrow with two fingers, left him with the use of one eye, and is a master of the martial arts like his boss. His common and self-preservation senses had to have been turned off. !Diamond [[quoteright:90:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hka_diamond_2537.PNG]] -> Voiced by: DaisukeGouri (TV anime) The second of the Shin's lieutenants, Diamond is a bright, garishly-clad warrior skilled in ''bojutsu''. Very sadistic, his torture of the local villagers incites Kenshiro to kill him. ----- [[hardline]] * BloodKnight * TheBully * KickTheDog: In the manga, Diamond forces a little girl to hold up her father who has a noose around his neck, a scene inspired by Frank's most despicable act in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''. Because the scene was too cruel to adapt for the anime, he instead forces a father to go WilliamTelling with his son, balancing a target-can on his head. * MonsterClown: His face paint makes him resemble one in the manga. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears a strong resemblance to the shock-rockers of {{Music/KISS}}. * SimpleStaff: Or rather [[CarryABigStick a 4-inch thick 8-foot long post]] that can break two men in one swing; too bad it means diddly squat against the 64th successor of ''Hokuto Shinken''. * QuirkyMiniBossSquad !Club [[quoteright:90:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hka_club_7907.PNG]] -> Voiced by: Creator/KojiTotani (TV anime) Another of Shin's four lieutenants, Club is a martial artist trained in the Praying Mantis-style and enhances it with the addition of iron claws. Known for training in his style by butchering unwilling, helpless villages, Club is suprised when Kenshiro is more than a match for him. ----- [[hardline]] * TheBully * DirtyCoward: Begs and screams like a little girl for the mercy that he never gave the men whose lives he toyed with. * FingerLickingEvil: Apparently he finds Kenshiro's blood on his claws to be delicious. * FragileSpeedster: And willow-thin to match. * LeanAndMean * LickingTheBlade: Current trope picture-boy. * QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The penultimate henchmen Kenshiro faces before challenging the mighty Mr.Heart. * TheSociopath: Takes intense sexual pleasure in men's despair whom he forces to fight him for their lives. * WolverineClaws: Corollary ground rule Second in ''Fist of the North Star'' - NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight, as Club's fingers and spinal-chord finds out the less-than-comfortable way. !Mr. Heart [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_her_5307.gif]] -> Voiced by: ShozoIizuka (TV anime), JunpeiTakiguchi (movie), Takahiro Fujimoto (''Ken's Rage'') The last of the four lieutenants, Mr. Heart is a large overweight fighter whose stomach is composed of a rubber-like substance capable of absorbing any external impact, earning him the nickname the "destroyer of martial arts". Kenshiro faces the powerful Mr. Heart in the Shin's throne room. ----- [[hardline]] * {{Acrofatic}}: In the anime, he jumps off a cliff by performing a somersault before fighting Kenshiro. * AffablyEvil: Only when calm; he appears to be the only NiceGuy in Shin's army as he scolds his own men for harassing a bartender. Unfortunately, [[BerserkButton he immediately changes personality]] when he noticed he actually got his palm cut by a shard of broken glass and drew blood. * AscendedExtra: In the manga, Mr. Heart was a GiantMook who lasted only four chapters before he was killed (two episodes in the anime). However, he's a recurring character in various video games despite his fairly minor status (when it comes to Shin's card-themed minions, he'ss usually either given the most attention or the only one to get ''any'' attention). His popularity can be attributed to the fact he is one of the first adversaries in the manga who proves to be more than a mere pushover against Kenshiro. ** There's a reason why he's called "Mr. Heart" (or "Heart-sama") and everyone else is just "Spade", "Diamond", and "Club". ** He's even a playable character in ''Ken's Rage'' via DownloadableContent, and he's unique by being placed in the "Special" category, yet doesn't use weapons. Instead, his body [[RubberMan literally is rubber-like]], as he can inflate his belly and hand. He can also [[FireBreathingWeapon breath fire]] and fire a beam of [[KiAttacks ki]] from his [[BreathWeapon mouth]]. * BerserkButton: The sight of his own blood * BossSubtitles: "Destroyer of Fists: '''Heart'''" * FatBastard * GiantMook: A fairly well known example when it comes to {{Shonen}}, though he becomes a bit more of a conventional example in the movie. * {{Gonk}} * {{Kevlard}}: Practically TropeCodifier. * KungFuProofMook: Due to {{Kevlard}}, he's apparently immune to Kenshiro's pressure point strikes, until Kenshiro ''moves'' the fat around his belly and hits the points accurately. In ''Ken's Rage'', this is represented as immunity to damage, hitstun, and knockback until the player wears down his guard gauge. ** According to Shin, that fat makes him immune to ''any and all martial arts and weapons'' aside for Nanto Seiken. [[CrazyPrepared Had Hokuto not included a move specifically to move away the fat and hit the pressure points anyway]], he would have been right. * MachoCamp: One of the fairly uncommon confirmed cases of this in ''all'' of {{Shonen}} (namely the anime; the movie averts this), as just before he fights Kenshiro, he begins admiring the martial artist's marvelous physique in a flirty tone of voice. * MightyGlacier * MinorInjuryOverreaction: Despite his enormous frame, a small bleeding cut can send Mr. Heart into a wild frenzy. * QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The last and most powerful of Shin's minions * WakeUpCallBoss: Notably, Mr. Heart is the first vllain to beat Kenshiro until he vomited blood ''onscreen'', reminding us our hero is still human. In ''Ken's Rage'', he introduces the fat/giant enemies. !Colonel [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_col_6382.gif]] -> Voiced by: Kōji Yada (TV anime, movie) The founder and leader of the "Golan Organization" ("God's Army" in the anime), a military gang composed of religious zealots, the Colonel is a veteran warrior gifted with extra-sensory perception and a master of the deadly ''Nanto Seiken'' art of ''Nanto Muonken'' ("South Dipper Silent Fist ), which uses claws and boomerangs. The Colonel was formerly a patriotic member of the elite Red Beret special forces, until he lost his faith in his country when he was summoned to a meeting with the corrupt politicians and businessmen who actually controlled his nation. After his superiors inadvertently caused the nuclear holocaust, the Colonel and his Red Beret soldiers survived, eventually founding the city of "Godland", attributing their survival as divine destiny. His army kidnaps young women in order to use them as breeding stock for his soldiers. ----- [[hardline]] * ColonelBadass * DemotedToExtra: In the anime, the Colonel went from being the feared leader of his own organization to a deluded lackey of Shin who worships him as a god. In fact, the Colonel has it worse in the movie, where he was simply an informant who is [[YouHaveFailedMe killed by Shin]] without putting much of a fight. * {{Expy}}: [[{{King of Fighters}} Heidern]] and [[FinalFight Rolento]] took notes from him * FallenHero * RummageSaleReject: {{Averted}}; the Colonel and his men hold the distinct honor of being the only characters in the entire franchise (excluding ''Fist of the Blue Sky'') to wear a complete, recognizable modern set of clothing that is not dishevelled, torn, missing sleeves and/or liberally mixed with Arabic/Medieval/Viking elements. * SocialDarwinist: Believes men who are unfit to join his army must be eliminated * WellIntentionedExtremist: His reason for founding Godland was to prevent another nuclear holocaust from happening !Jackal -> Voiced by: Masayuki Katō (TV anime, JP), Hiroshi Ohtake (movie), Creator/BeauBillingslea (TV anime, ENG) A ruthless biker who roams the deserted wasteland with his gang in search of a new hideout, Jackal possess no real martial art skills, but fights using concealed blades and dynamites, and is a bit more cunning than the average thug. He incurs Kenshiro's wrath after his men kill Bat's adoptive little brother Taki and he himself kills Bat's adoptive mother, Toyo. Although he manages to elude him for awhile, Kenshiro catches up to him at Villainy Prison. He eventually tricks the "Devil's Rebirth" into fighting Kenshiro by claiming they're long-lost brothers, but this proves to be Jackal's ultimate undoing. ----- [[hardline]] * AnimalThemeNaming: The members of his gang (including himself) are all named after animal, although only two of his lackeys are named in the manga (Fox and Hawk). * BadBoss: Gleefully betrays his employees so long as it can be profitable to his wealth or health. * BadassNormal: Barring the anime (or sorts), Jackal isn't a martial artist, but is a cut above most gang bosses due to his surprising cunning, his arsenal of weapons, and [[CombatPragmatist fighting like a complete cad]]. * BadassLongcoat * BladeBelowTheShoulder: Two wristblades hidden in his gauntlets * CombatPragmatist: His weapons include wristblades included in his gauntlets and ''[[StuffBlowingUp dynamite sticks]].'' That's part of how he managed to survive Kenshiro much longer than any other gang leader in the series. * DirtyCoward * DemotedToExtra: Despite his role as a central villain in an entire story arc of the manga, Jackal appears in the movie as an unfortunate lackey of Jagi, whose head gets blown up by him just for taking a peek at his unmasked face. Even in the anime, he's nothing more than an underling for Shin, whose ass gets saved by [[FillerVillain Joker]] on one ocassion. * GenreSavvy: The reason why he never fights Kenshiro directly and lampshaded --> "If you want to live through old age, never pick fights with people stronger than you." * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jackal meets his end by being blown up with his own dynamite, with the Devil's Rebirth grasping him so he cannot escape. * ThrowDownTheBomblet: Jackal's primary weapons are dozens of dynamite sticks !Devil's Rebirth [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_dev_9759.gif]] -> Voiced by: Eiji Kanie (TV anime) A giant killer who earned his nickname due to his monstrous appearance, the Devil's Rebirth is a practitioner of the ''Rakan Niō Ken'' ("Arhat Deva Fist") style, which specializes in controlling wind. He was sentenced to 200 years of solitary confinement in Villainy Prison after killing over 700 people with his monstrous strength. ----- [[hardline]] * AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever * BlowYouAway: ''Kongou Fuusatsu Ken'' technique * EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Practically an innocent, easily-manipulated toddler in the body of an adult when it comes to his beloved mother * MadeOfIron: Whoo, boy. He was originally sentenced to execution ''13 times'' for his massacre. '''He survived all 13 attempts''', which is why he got sent to 200 years in solitary confinement. * MonstrosityEqualsWeakness: "Weak" is an exaggeration, but being literally the size of a 10-storey building is STILL not enough to survive Kenshiro's wrath. * PsychopathicManChild * SpellMyNameWithAnS: In some translations, he's called the Devil's ''Reverse''. !Kiba Daioh/Boss Fang/Emperor Fang [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_kib_2661.gif]] -> Voiced by: TakeshiWatabe (TV anime) Kiba Daioh is the leader and patriarch of the ''Kiba Ichizoku'' ("Fang Clan"), a tribe of mountainous bandits whose members are garbed in wolf furs. Kiba Daioh is a giant man who has mastered the art of ''Kazan Kakuteigi'' ("Mt. Hua Horn Wrestling"), an ancient art said to be the root of modern Sumo wrestling. He even has the ability to turn his flesh into steel. When Rei's beloved sister Airi falls into Kiba Daioh's hands, Kenshiro and Rei join forces to rescue her and wipe out the Fang Clan. ----- [[hardline]] * AnimalMotifs: His entire clan's thematic motif is wolf-skin clad Mongolian Warriors. * BossSubtitles: "Leader of the Fangs: '''Boss Fang'''" * ExtraOreDinary: One of his fighting techniques, ''Kazan Kougai Kouhou'' consists of turning his entire body into steel, or simply making it just as invulnerable depending on your translation. * MadeOfIron: Literally with ''Kazan Kogai Kohou'', though it can be dispelled by hitting certain pressure points. * MoralMyopia: He mourns the deaths of his sons and begins seeking retribution, despite the fact his clan is just as guilty of many atrocities. ** InsaneTrollLogic: He decides in order avenge his fallen sons, Kiba Daioh orders the deaths of their recently captured slaves as tribute to them. * PapaWolf: Played straight, then subverted with ''delightful'' viciousness at the last minute --> '''Random Son''': "I thought you loved us, Papa! We're of the same blood right?" --> '''Kiba Daioh''': "Oh shut it! As long as I'm alive, I can conceive as many bastards like you as I want! Now stall [Kenshiro and Rei] so I can escape!" * VillainTeamUp: With Zeed in "Ken's Rage'' !Amiba [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_ami_9649.gif]] -> Voiced by: TakayaHashi (TV anime, JP), KazuyukiOkitsu (''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/TomokazuSeki (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Creator/KirkThornton (TV anime, ENG), Creator/SteveStaley (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Amiba is a Toki impersonator who attempted to tarnish his reputation by taking on his identity (through managing to change his facial appearance and reproduce the same scar on Toki's back) and the "Village of Miracles". A former student of ''Nanto Seiken'', Amiba dropped out from the school and attempted to imitate Toki's use of ''Hokuto Shinken'' as a healing art to steal his thunder. After Toki scolds him for misusing ''Hokuto Shinken'' on a patient, Amiba joins ''Ken-oh'' and his army. With Toki imprisoned in Cassandra, Amiba successfully impersonates the healer, capturing villagers seeking Toki as experiments to test out new pressure points in order to perfect his version of ''Hokuto Shinken''. ----- [[hardline]] * AdaptationDyeJob: From black in the manga to white in the anime, likely done to avoid the ContinuitySnarl of Amiba being able trick Kenshiro when Toki's hair became white after the bombs dropped. His natural hair color, though, is blond in the anime. ** The ''Shirogane no Seija'' SpinOff manga rectified the original's issue by giving Amiba white hair when posing as Toki. * AdaptationExpansion: The ''Soukaku no Garou'' manga extends his backstory, revealing he was a student of ''Nanto Suichō Ken'', which explains how he and Rei know each other. * AxCrazy * BossSubtitles: "Self-Taught Genius: '''Amiba'''" * ClippedWingAngel, HoistByHisOwnPetard: Amiba enters a SuperMode by pressing his own pressure points to bulk up, only for his hands to explode and physique to regress back before he even had a chance to attack, leaving him completely defenseless. Kenshiro notes that this is because, in his rage, he misapplied the pressure points. * DisproportionateRetribution: He becomes a sadistic murderer in order to ruin Toki's good name in retaliation for being ''[[MinorInjuryOverreaction accidentally slapped in the face]]''. * EasyImpersonation: Subverted; Amiba manages to disguise himself by literally rearranging his face so that he looks more like Toki and even goes as far as to reproduce the scar on Toki's back. The only real oversight is Kenshiro later reveals that Toki's hair became white due to nuclear fallout, yet he is ''still'' tricked by Amiba's black hair in the manga. In the anime, [[AdaptationDyeJob this was rectified by giving Amiba white hair]], ** In ''Ken's Rage'', his hair is black, but Rei immediately calls him out (albeit not for this reason). * EvilGenius: Self-styled ** InsufferableGenius: Claims he can master any martial art style in the shortest amount of time, and there's a certain amount of truth to that. ** MadScientist: Fits the mold even without the look - Amiba taught himself a few ''Hokuto Shinken'' essentials, as well as new ground simply via trial and error at the expense of innocent lives. ** KnowNothingKnowItAll: He's convinced he's learned enough of ''Hokuto Shinken'' to be a master of his own variation of the style. As Kenshiro angrily points out, he doesn't have the training to successfully imitate it. See also ClippedWingAngel. * FatalFlaw: Amiba's undoing is his egotism. He is very smart and very good, and when he teaches his new techniques to trained Hokuto Shinken fighters like Jagi and Raoh, they make good use of them. But, because he neglects the basics, and because his skill plummets when he's emotional, he starts screwing up during his fight with Ken. * GoodEyesEvilEyes: His facial structure is exactly like Toki's, except for his eyes. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: WordOfGod states his appearance is modeled after [[Film/{{Highlander}} Christopher Lambert]]. * TragicVillain: In some continuities, Amiba started out as an earnest, decent guy who genuinely wanted Toki to teach him Hokuto Shinken so he could heal and help people. But tradition dictated that Toki not speak of the style to anyone else, or even tell Amiba where he ''could'' go to be taught by the rightful successor, and, as he got more and more bitter over the constant rejections, one last bit of humiliation broke the camel's back. * UnstoppableRage: ''Averted.'' Amiba is actually a ''worse'' fighter when he's angry, since it makes him more likely to screw up the delicate pressure points systems of Hokuto Shinken. * VillainTeamUp: With Jagi in ''Ken's Rage''; ''Shirogane no Seija'' reveals Jagi was the one who helped Amiba with his impersonation in exchange for a new technique to help him bulk up. !Uighur [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hkf_uig_414.gif]] -> Voiced by: DaisukeGouri (TV anime), Creator/KentaMiyake (''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (''Ken's Rage'') The Warden of Cassandra, a prison city where many of Raoh's enemies are locked-up, never to see the light of freedom again, Uighur is a giant Mongolian warrior who wields long, sharp Taishan-style whips and a powerful shoulder tackle. He preserved Cassandra's legacy as an inescapable prison until his fight with Kenshiro. ----- [[hardline]] * BossSubtitles: "Hell's Gatekeeper: '''Uighur'''" * CoolHelmet * EvilLaugh: One of the most ridiculous/hilarious ones ever recorded ** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqHJrdXj0s Your hope has become despair]]!" * LargeAndInCharge * NotSoHarmlessVillain: Oh, look at this GiantMook! Kenshiro is going to turn him into swiss cheese...oh, wait - is Kenshiro actually ''hurt'' from his shoulder slam? Oh, crap!! Averted in the 1986 movie in which Rei killed him in one blow after effortlessly dodging his whips. * WalkingShirtlessScene * WhipItGood: Played straight with no BDSM undertones or jokes, but rather as a serious martial art [[/folder]] ---- !From The Second Series [[folder:Heavenly Emperor Arc]] !Ein [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr03_7982.gif]] -> Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (TV anime), Creator/KazuyaNakai (''Ken's Rage'') A bounty hunter hired by the Imperial Army of the Heavenly Emperor, Ein wants to claim the reward on Kenshiro's head to support his "little lady" (actually his daughter Asuka). Kenshiro defeats him, but spares his life; convinced by Bat to help the weak and liberate the populace from the tyranny of the Heavenly Emperor and his army, Ein joins the Hokuto Army. He uses an unorthodox fighting style which he dubs "Kenka Kenpo" (the "art of brawling"). ----- [[hardline]] * BadassNormal: Ein has no formal martial arts training, but he's still more powerful than the average {{mook}}. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: No SupernaturalMartialArts here - he's just a self-taught brawler who happens to be strong enough to punch down a mountain. * [[CoolCar Cool ''Bulldozer'']]: With a recliner seat and ''nitrous oxide injectors''. * {{Eagleland}}: Ein exists as a giant love letter to the American action heroes of TheEighties. * EmotionalBruiser: Lampshaded --> "I understand how Falco feels! Anyone who kills women and children are NOT human beings!!" * GoodOldFisticuffs: Probably the only straight example in the series, since he's more of a brawler than a martial artist. * HappilyAdopted: In the anime and ''Ken's Rage'', Asuka becomes his adoptive daughter. Her real mother was a young widow who befriended Ein before she was killed by bandits. * [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Dies from his injuries after rescuing Lui and the others by punching his way from a flooding underground dungeon. Kenshiro wears one of his gloves in honor of his sacrifice for the remainder of the series]]. * LoveableRogue: Bounty hunter or not, he's an admirable guy * MightyGlacier: Relatively speaking. He has the strength to match a trained martial artist, but not the speed. * NiceGuy: In ''Ken's Rage'', it's shown Ein is respectful and protective of women. * PapaWolf: Do anything to harm Asuka and you're pretty much screwed. In the manga, {{Mook}}s decide to kill his daughter when Ein was away to free a district from the Imperial Army with the Hokuto Army. Ein goes to his daughter's aid just in time and punches so hard his fist goes straight through a thug's face. * TenderTears: Sheds them when [[spoiler:Lin and her sister Lui are reunited]] * WearingAFlagOnYourHead: His outfit is covered in stars and stripes !The Harn Brothers [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr05_8624.gif]] -> Voiced by: DaisukeGouri (Buzz) and Yutaka Shimaka (Gill) Two convicted wrestlers previously captured by Ein, wanted by the Imperial Army for rebelling against them, Buzz and Gill Harn have been imprisoned for attempting to defeat Falco multiple times, but failed. Freed by Kenshiro and Ein, the brothers journey with the Hokuto Army to combat the Imperial Army. [[spoiler:In reality, Buzz and Gill are masters of ''Nanto Sōyōken'' ("South Dipper Twin Hawk Fist"), who not seek to defeat Falco in order to avenge the deaths of other ''Nanto Seiken'' users by his hand, but to assist the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'', proclaiming that "when ''Hokuto'' moves, so must ''Nanto''"]]. ----- [[hardline]] * [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation]]: [[spoiler:In the manga, Gill outlives his brother and helps out Hokuto Army take down Jakoh to avenge his Buzz. In the anime, he's not as lucky]]. * EmotionalBruiser: Gill * HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim: In the manga, when Asuka refuses to cry [[spoiler:at Ein's funeral so he can rest easily]], Gill [[TenderTears sheds tears in the brave little girl's place]]. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Blatantly based on [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors Road Warriors "Hawk" and "Animal"]] * [[spoiler:NukeEm]]: [[spoiler:Buzz attempts to stop Falco with a bomb to give the Hokuto Army enough time to escape from the Imperial Army. Falco's soldiers shield him with their own bodies, making Buzz's HeroicSacrifice [[SenselessSacrifice meaningless]]]]. * OnlyOneName: Inverted; they are the only characters from the manga with a surname. * ScaryBlackMan: Played straight initially with both brothers, but averted with Gill in the manga. See HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim * SpellMyNameWithAnS: An actual spelling variation exists in the original Japanese media due to a misprint in the early editions of the manga. The Japanese spelling of the elder Harn brother varies between ''Bazu'' (バズ, with a dakuten) and ''Hazu'' (ハズ, without a dakuten). The anime went with ''Hazu'', but the ''Kanzenban'' reprint of the manga replaced all instances of ''Hazu'' with ''Bazu''. * [[spoiler:{{Tragic Hero}}es]] !Falco [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr07_216.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiTanaka (TV anime), HisaoEgawa (''Ken's Rage'') Falco is the successor of ''Gento Kōken'' ("First Dipper Imperial Fist"), a martial art which destroys the opponent's body on a cellular level with ki-based attacks. He is the sworn guardian of the Heavenly Emperor and will do whatever it takes to protect him. Although an honorable man, Falco is forced to do Viceroy Jakoh's bidding, [[spoiler:as Jakoh has kept the Emperor hostage and will kill him without hesistation if Falco disobeys his orders]]. [[spoiler:When Lin and her older twin sister Lui were born, Jakoh ordered Falco to kill one of the twins, as two heirs to the throne of the Heavenly Emperor violated the law. Fortunately, Falco could not bring himself to kill an infant, and relegated to bringing Lin under the care of his aunt and uncle, far away from Jakoh's knowledge. When Lin is kidnapped by Jakoh's son Jask and taken to the Kingdom of Shura, Falco heads to the land ahead of Kenshiro to retrieve her, but is untimely defeated by an unknown Shura warrior upon arriving. He manages to avenge his loss by killing the warrior with Kenshiro's help, but Falco's wounds takes its toll and he dies at peace, knowing his wife Myu is carrying his child, who will succeed him as heir to ''Gento Kōken'']]. ----- [[hardline]] * AntiVillain: The only reason he's considered a villain is because he's working for Jakoh. * ArtificialLimbs: His left leg is a prosethetic, sliced just above the knee, as a truce offering to Raoh to pass through and not harm their village during the early days of his campaign to conquer the world. It's implied that he might had been more powerful than Kenshiro had he still had both of his legs. * DangerousForbiddenTechnique: In his bid to defeat the "[[{{Mook}} Nameless Shura]]" at the start of the next arc, Falco requests the use of the pressure point ''Sekkatsukō''; [[spoiler: it works and Falco swiftly defeats his foe, but succumbs to his wounds post-combat]]. * [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler:After serving as Kenshiro's rival for a story arc and killing off Jakoh, Falco is mortally wounded by a Nameless Shura at the start of the next arc]]. * EmotionalBruiser: Falco's soldiers state he has no tears left to cry; instead, it's his prosthetic leg that does the weeping whenever Falco staggers. [[spoiler:Note also he wouldn't have spared an infant Lin if he didn't have a heart]]. * KiAttacks: The basis of ''Gento Kōken'' * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His facial appearance is based on Creator/DolphLundgren. * OneManArmy * [[spoiler:WorfHadTheFlu]]: [[spoiler:Kenshiro notes that Falco was still recovering from their previous fight when the Nameless Shura overpowered and wounded him to the brink of death. As soon as Kenshiro restores him to a semblance of health via the ''Sekkatsukō'' pressure point, Falco proves him right by wiping the floor with his killer]]. * WorthyOpponent: He starts out like this, [[spoiler:but once Empress Lui is rescued, Falco pulls a HeelFaceTurn and kills Jakoh. Unfortunately, he does not last long as one of Kenshiro's newest allies]]. !Jakoh [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr06_557.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruChiba (TV anime), Creator/EijiTakemoto (''Ken's Rage'') Governor-General of the Imperial Army and Viceroy to the Heavenly Emperor, Jakoh enforces the Heavenly Emperor's will to the world with an iron fist. At the same time, he's also a corrupt opportunist; to that end, [[spoiler:he secludes the Heavenly Emperor from Falco and his ''Gento'' masters to do his bidding, else the Emperor's life is forfeit. During Raoh's campaign to conquer the world, just before leaving Falco's village, Raoh advised Falco to kill Jakoh, sensing his evil intentions, but also so that Falco can maintain peace. However, Falco couldn't bring himself to do it, since Jakoh was raised by Falco's mother as one of her own. After Falco's mother passed away, Jakoh took the opportunity to usurp the Heavenly Emperor's power by locking her away in a secret dungeon beneath the Imperial Capital]]. ----- [[hardline]] * [[spoiler:BigBad]]: Of the Heavenly Emperor arc ** [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad]]: Pretty rare for this series, [[spoiler:since he relies on his sons Jask and Shiino (replaced by "Taiga of the Green Light" and "Boltz of the Blue Light", both renegade ''Gento'' masters, in the anime) to enforce his will]]. * DirtyCoward * {{Expy}}: Based on TheJoker * FantasticLightSource: The Imperial Capital shines so brightly it lights up like a giant light bulb. [[spoiler:This is because Jakoh developed a fear of the dark after his encounter with Raoh left an overwhelming terror in him]]. * [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]] !Solia [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr04_3479.gif]] -> Voiced by: Michihiro Ikemizu (TV anime) Solia is a general of the Imperial Army and fellow practitioner of ''Gento Kōken'', also known as "Solia of the Purple Light". He lost his right eye during a sparring match with Falco, but still respects the man in spite of that. He challenges Kenshiro under orders from Falco. ----- [[hardline]] * AntiVillain: He all but admits he's only fighting Kenshiro to ensure he's ready to face Falco. * BetterToDieThanBeKilled: His death in the manga * EyepatchOfPower * KiAttacks: Rather than gold/yellow like Falco's, Solia corresponds with purple. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Looks like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger with an eyepatch. * WakeUpCallBoss: The first serious adversary Kenshiro fights during the second half of the manga. * WeHardlyKnewYe: The only other user of ''Gento Kōken'' in the manga (excluding Shoki, since his skills are debatable), yet only appears to fight Kenshiro. !Shoki -> Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda (TV anime) Another general of the Imperial Army and a close friend of Falco, years earlier before the story arc, [[spoiler:Shoki encountered a wandering Kenshiro and Yuria sometime after his duel with Raoh and provided shelter to the two by allowing them to stay in his nearby home village, where Yuria spent the rest of her days in peace]]. When Jakoh became Viceroy to the Heavenly Emperor, Shoki time after time attempts to convince Falco to rebel against the corrupt official. ----- [[hardline]] * AscendedExtra: In the manga, Shoki was a common acquaintance of Falco and Kenshiro, [[spoiler:only to be unceremoniously killed off by one of Jakoh's son Shiino]]. In the anime, he is one of four ''Gento'' generals who serve Falco (the other three being Solia, Taiga and Boltz) and gets to show off a bit of his ''Gento'' expertise against Kenshiro. * KiAttacks: Red, but only in the anime (he uses brute strength in the manga). * MeaningfulName: Named after the Chinese guardian deity "Zhong Kui", who awarded his best friend with his beautiful sister's hand in marriage. Before becoming an Imperial General, Shoki was the guardian of his village, [[spoiler:providing Kenshiro and Yuria a place to stay before she passed away. Kenshiro repays him by hurling Shiino's spear used to kill Shoki back at him]]. * RememberTheNewGuy: Kenshiro recognizes him the moment the Hokuto Army encounters him, despite having never appeared in the series up to that point. Admittingly, it occurred during the TimeSkip. * [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe]]: [[spoiler:Just as soon as it seems like Falco is able to smuggle Shoki out from the Imperial Capital, Shiino assassinates him]]. !The Heavenly Emperor/[[spoiler:Lui]] -> Voiced by: [[spoiler:Creator/YoshinoTakamori]] (TV anime), [[spoiler:Akemi Sato]] (''Ken's Rage'') The Heavenly Emperor (''Tentei'') is the successor of a royal family to whom ''Gento Kōken'' is sworn to protect. Representing the "Imperial Star" (better known as Polaris[[note]]Not to be confused with the Big Dipper constellation[[/note]]), the unnamed Emperor rules much of the wasteland following Raoh's death, ensuring his reign is everlasting and unopposed. With the mighty Falco and Jakoh at his beck and whim, the people are at the Emperor's mercy, until the Hokuto Army began its rebellion, led by a returning Kenshiro, to combat his tyranny, liberating one district after another, all the way to the Imperial Capital. [[spoiler:In reality, the Heavenly Emperor is Lui, Lin's estranged, older twin sister. The two were seperated when they were babies, upon which Jakoh ordered Lin to be put to death, as neither one can compete for the throne. However, Falco showed mercy and had the infant Lin taken to safety, thus Lui ascended to become the Emperor. Unfortunately, Jakoh took Lui hostage, proclaiming himself as her representative, and blackmailing ''Gento Kōken'' masters into servitude, forcing them to destroy rival martial arts in her name]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BigBad: [[spoiler:Averted]] * [[spoiler:DistressedDamsel]] * [[spoiler:LongBusTrip]]: [[spoiler:Post-Heavenly Emperor arc, Lui is neither seen nor mentioned again]]. * [[spoiler:LongLostSibling]] * [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl]] * [[spoiler:TwinTelepathy]]: As Lin draws closer to the Imperial Capital, she hears the Emperor's voice [[spoiler:via ESP]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Kingdom of Shura arc]] !''Hokuto Ryūken'' ''Hokuto Ryūken'' ("North Star Lapis Lazuli Fist") is a fighting style which branched off from the main ''Hokuto'' bloodline along with ''Hokuto Shinken''. Like its counterpart, ''Hokuto Ryūken'' uses 1109 destructive pressure points of the human body as the basis of its techniques. In contrast to ''Hokuto Shinken'' who manipulates ''touki'', ''Hokuto Ryūken'' masters use ''matouki'' ("evil fighting spirit"), with results that can drive its practitioner insane. The three ''Rasho'' ("The Lords of Shura") that Kenshiro faces in the Kingdom of Shura arc are all masters of ''Hokuto Ryūken''. !!Han [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr11_4682.gif]] -> Voiced by: Creator/KojiTotani (TV anime), Takuya Kirimoto (''Ken's Rage'') The Third ''Rasho'' of the Kingdom of Shura and the first ''Hokuto Ryūken'' master Kenshiro faces, Han is constantly under the threat of assassination. He claims to have lost count of the number of assassins he disposed after the hundredth time. His style of ''Hokuto Ryūken'' uses hurricane-like techniques that are so fast they don't leave trails of a shadow, including strong wind currents with his fists. As Han succumbs to his wounds during his fight with Kenshiro, he reveals [[spoiler:that the Land of Shura is where Kenshiro was born]]. ----- [[hardline]] * {{Badass}}: Such as having a harem of beauties, willingness to drink poison to mock his assassins, and his ball-breaking fight with Kenshiro. * BadassMustache * {{BloodKnight}}: Han has no respect for anyone's life, including his own, when it comes to combat * ChinesePeople * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His facial appearance is based on [[{{Queen}} Freddy Mercury]] * WeHardlyKnewYe: Compared to the other two ''Rasho'', we see little of Han's backstory about how he came to learn ''Hokuto Ryūken'' !!Hyoh [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr14_7726.gif]] -> Voiced by: Shinji Ogawa (TV anime), Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (''Ken's Rage'') The Second ''Rasho'' [[spoiler:and Kenshiro's biological older brother]], Hyoh is admired and praised by the commoners of Shura for being a benevolent, kind ruler when compared against the tryannical Kaioh. [[spoiler:Hyoh and Kenshiro are the descendents of the main ''Hokuto'' bloodline, but were separated when they were children, as Raoh and Toki took the infant Kenshiro with them to the mainland to train under Ryuken, while Hyoh remained behind with Jukei, the master of ''Hokuto Ryūken''. Unfortunately, his memories of Kenshiro were sealed away by Jukei; the scar on his forehead was a result of this]]. When Hyoh finds Han's body floating down towards his castle, he swears revenge at the one who killed him. Kaioh takes advantage of this through manipulating Hyoh [[spoiler:by killing his fiancée Sayaka, Kaioh's younger sister, blaming her death on Kenshiro]]. Hyoh turns insane and becomes possessed by ''matouki'', hellbent for the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken''. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Hyoh returns to normal after fighting his brother, even regaining his memories. He realizes why Jukei had to seal away his memories during his training, but is accosted with the fact that Kaioh also had a hand in sealing his memories. He rescues Lin from Kaioh's warriors, intent on taking full responsibility for his actions]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:No thanks to Kaioh]] * ChinesePeople * [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler:Severely wounded fighting off an army of Kaioh's Shura {{mook}}s to protect Lin]]. * FaceHeelTurn: The noblest of Shura's overlords [[spoiler:until the death of Sayaka]] sends him into AxCrazy. ** [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:Upon fighting Kenshiro, his memories of his brother are retriggered, including the fact that Kaioh lied to him]]. * GoodScarsEvilScars * [[spoiler:LongLostSibling]] * OneManArmy !!Kaioh [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr15_5734.gif]] -> Voiced by: KenjiUtsumi (TV anime), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (''Ken's Rage'') The BigBad of the Kingdom of Shura arc, Kaioh is the First ''Rasho'' and the strongest of the ''Hokuto Ryūken'' masters. Clad in black armor, which he wears not for protection, but to control the flow of ''matouki'' he emits, Kaioh proclaims himself the "Creator of the New Century" (''Shin Seiki Sozoshu''). [[spoiler:The elder biological brother of Raoh and Toki, Kaioh remained in Shura to train with Jukei in ''Hokuto Ryūken'']]. Kaioh despises the primary ''Hokuto'' bloodline with a passion, and Kenshiro is the next person to incur his wrath upon entering the Kingdom of Shura to rescue Lin and challenge the three ''Rasho''. Much of Kaioh's hate for ''Hokuto'' stems from [[spoiler:being forced to play second fiddle to Hyoh, despite being the more gifted disciple of Jukei. This is ultimately solidified when his mother died saving Kenshiro and Hyoh during a fire that claimed her life]]. ----- [[hardline]] * [[spoiler:[[AndNowYouMustMarryMe And Now You Must Sleep With Me]]]]: To Lin after he takes her from Kenshiro, [[spoiler:in hopes she will bear him a child]]. * AxCrazy * CardCarryingVillain: One of the few ''Fist of the North Star'' villains who openly brags about how evil they are. * CastingAShadow: Likely the closest it gets. * ChinesePeople * CompositeCharacter: Think Souther, mixed with [[spoiler:OedipusComplex]] turned UpToEleven, added with Raoh's character design, plus a few facial scars. Now shake and bake - hell, the manner in which [[spoiler:Kaioh dies by jumping into the air and falling into Kenshiro's fist is exactly identical to Souther's]]. * CoolHorse: His horse "Hayabusa-Maru" is just as large as Kokuoh-Go, only completely red. * [[CoveredWithScars Covered With]] GoodScarsEvilScars: As a consequence of [[spoiler:causing them himself via self-infliction to drown out his conscience]]. * DarkIsEvil * DarthVaderClone: Even [[UpToEleven moreso]] than his kid brother, as he also is a member of the EvilCounterpart to TheHero's tradition, has his helmet initially obscuring his face, ''and'' having Vader's MageKnight[=/=]KungFuWizard schtick. * [[spoiler:DiedStandingUp]]: [[spoiler:Kills himself with a flux of lava, becoming a statue of molten rock]]. * [[spoiler:EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas]]: [[spoiler:His primary motivation evil]] * IHaveYouNowMyPretty: When holding Lin hostage * [[spoiler:{{Irony}}]]: [[spoiler:As Kenshiro reveals after discovering the origins of ''Hokuto Shinken'', Kaioh is ''also'' part of the main ''Hokuto'' bloodline]]. * KungFuWizard: Unlike other ''Hokuto Ryūken'' users, Kaioh's techniques seem more like magic than martial arts. * [[KickTheDog Kill The Dog]]: In the manga, he crushes his pet dog's head [[spoiler:while mourning his mother's death]]. In the anime, this is {{bowdlerize}}d by letting the dog drown in a river. * LightningBruiser * MonsterSobStory: Suddenly told to Kenshiro before their final battle * PsychoticSmirk: He has one on his face almost consistently, in contrast with [[PerpetualFrowner his brother]]. * [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]] * TheSociopath: [[spoiler:Murders his own sister (Hyoh's fiancee) and claims that Kenshiro was responsible in order to get Hyoh and Kenshiro to kill each other.]] * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute[=/=]BackupTwin: Basically Raoh with an x-shaped scar on his face !Akashachi [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr08_166.gif]] -> Voiced by: DaisukeGouri (TV anime), Nobuaki Kakuda (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/TetsuInada (''Ken's Rage'') Akashachi ("Red Orca") is a one-legged, one-eyed captain of the pirate ship, the "Dual-Hulled Orca", who reluctantly tranports Kenshiro across the Dead Sea (the last remaining sea on Earth) to reach the Kingdom of Shura. Years earlier, he was separated from his son Shachi when a hundred of his men were slaughtered by a young, Shura warrior when they landed on the shores. Upon reaching Shura, Akashachi requests Kenshiro to find Shachi, who somehow got lost in Shura during their last voyage. Portrayed as a brutal pirate, Akashachi saves a heavily injured Kenshiro in his first bout with Kaioh, [[spoiler:but is killed while rescuing him. However, he manages to find his son, including meeting the love of his life Leia, giving both of them his blessing before death]]. It's revealed Raoh personally thanked Akashachi some point in the past, when he crossed the Dead Sea to meet Kaioh before he began his conquest of the wasteland. ----- [[hardline]] * ArtificialLimbs[=/=]DisabilitySuperpower: His right hand and right leg has been replaced by a grappling hook and a knife respectively. * BadassGrandpa * BadassNormal * CoolOldGuy * EyepatchOfPower * [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]] * {{Pirate}} !Shachi [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Shachi_9714.gif]] -> Voiced by: HirotakaSuzuoki (TV anime), Creator/HiroshiKamiya (''Ken's Rage'') The estranged son of Akashachi, Shachi ("Orca") was separated from his father and crew during their first voyage to the Kingdom of Shura, after they were ambushed by a lone Shura warrior. Relegated to staying in Shura, Shachi fell in love with a local girl named Leia, but in order to protect her from the authorities, he decides to train in ''Hokuto Ryūken'' under Jukei, adopting the identity "Rakshasa". While his original goal was to use the kidnapped Lin as bait and force Kenshiro to fight and destroy the three ''Rasho'', he becomes Kenshiro's loyal ally in Shura after reuniting with his father for the briefest of time, even [[spoiler:sacrificing his left eye to Hyoh so a wounded Kenshiro following his first fight with Kaioh would not be captured. After helping Kenshiro restore his brother Hyoh's memories, Shachi sacrifices himself to buy Kenshiro time to master the secrets of the ''Hokuto'' bloodline and faces Kaioh, but is mortally wounded and dies in Leia's arms]]. ----- [[hardline]] * [[spoiler:DeathByDisfigurement]]: [[spoiler:In his fight against Kaioh, he loses an arm due to Kaioh's horse and a leg due to Kaioh himself, and succumbs to his wounds shortly afterwards.]] * [[spoiler:EyepatchOfPower]]: [[spoiler:Picks up his father's after sacrificing his left eye in order to convince Hyoh to let him through, while carrying the gravely injured Kenshiro]]. * MysteriousWatcher: Shachi first appears as a mysterious, cloaked figure watching Kenshiro from afar. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Rei - both men are willing to cast away morality in order to achieve their goals, becomes a straight-up {{Face}} after meeting Kenshiro and fiercely loyal to him, has a woman he loves and devotes himself to, [[spoiler:and dies fighting the BigBad before the latter is defeated by Kenshiro, with his final words directed to his lover before passing]]. Shachi's white hair is the same as Rei's during his last days. * UndyingLoyalty: To Kenshiro, after witnessing the latter's heroism. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Before meeting Kenshiro. * WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted; Shachi is initially portrayed as a ruthless individual, but goes through CharacterDevelopment thanks to Kenshiro, and becomes selflessly heroic. !Kuroyasha -> Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruChiba (TV anime) Another powerful ''Hokuto Ryūken'' practitioner [[spoiler:and a protector of the ''Hokuto Sōke'' bloodline]], Kuroyasha is a short, dwarfish man who appears before Kenshiro, [[spoiler:claiming he was once his guardian when he was an infant. When Hyoh goes insane and orders his brother's death, Kuroyasha heads to his lair at ''Raseiden'' to defeat Hyoh. Unfortunately, he is no match of ''Hokuto Ryūken'', but Kenshiro manages to restores Hyoh's memories. Kuroyasha continues to accompany Hyoh until his death at the hands of Kaioh's army in order to protect Lin]]. ----- [[hardline]] * BadassGrandpa * ChinesePeople * DroppedABridgeOnHim * PintsizedPowerhouse * WolverineClaws !Jukei -> Voiced by: Kōhei Miyauchi (TV anime) The previous ''Hokuto Ryūken'' successor, Jukei is the master who trained the three ''Rasho'' and Shachi. Many years ago, Jukei went on a crazed killing spree due to misusing the style and was consumed with ''matouki''. It would take Ryuken of ''Hokuto Shinken'' to stop him, but by then it was too late, as he had killed his wife and child. [[spoiler:Sending away Raoh, Toki and Kenshiro to train with Ryuken]], Jukei began Kaioh, Hyoh and their mutual friend Han in their training, who hoped the three could save the war-torn Land of Shura from its oppressors. [[spoiler:In reality, Jukei believed the three were too "weak" to learn ''Hokuto Shinken'': Kaioh's heart was filled with hate over the loss of his mother and Hyoh was too emotionally attached to his younger brother Kenshiro. Despite the risks, he taught them ''Hokuto Ryūken'', under the belief that a ''Hokuto Shinken'' successor such as Raoh will return to Shura and save it]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, his students became oppressors themselves following the nuclear war, ascending to their status as the three ''Rasho''; even Shachi, whom he took as his fourth discipline, soon fell to violence. When Jukei learns that Kenshiro is the one arriving to Shura in Raoh's place, he decides to take matters into his own hands by undoing the seal on Hyoh's memories to prevent both brothers from killing each other. However, he did not expect Kaioh to have tampered and compromised the seal himself, rendering Jukei's attempt fruitless. Just as he realizes what Kaioh has done, Hyoh delivers the killing blow; as Jukei lays dying, he states his regrets, citing he may have doomed all of Shura to his evil disciples]]. In ''Fist of the Blue Sky'', Jukei appears as an orphaned child belonging to ''Hokuto Ryukaken''. ----- [[hardline]] * ChinesePeople: Via ''Fist of the Blue Sky'' * {{Jerkass}}: As a master, Jukei did everything to ensure his disciples would screw up - [[spoiler:blackmailing Kaioh into becoming Hyoh's patsy, and erasing Hyoh's memory of his darling brother Kenshiro]] was just a few of the things he did. * [[spoiler:MyGreatestFailure]] * [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]] * WhatHaveIDone: After murdering his wife and his child in a violent frenzy !Nameless Shura [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr09_214.gif]] -> Voiced by: Juuji Matsuda (TV anime) A low-class Shura warrior who has literally not made a name for himself yet, he is a master of ''Shura Nindō'', a style of Ninpō taught in the Kingdom of Shura. At the age of 14, this boy singlehandedly destroyed a hundred of Akashachi's men during his failed attempt to raid the Kingdom. Years later, [[spoiler:when Falco crossed the Dead Sea to search for the kidnapped Lin]] the Nameless Shura takes him by surprise and deals a fatal blow. With Kenshiro's help, [[spoiler:Falco]] is able to recover his strength and defeat him. ----- [[hardline]] * ChinesePeople * CurbStompBattle: Many fans have voiced their disgust at how a non-entity like the Nameless Shura manages to [[spoiler:gravely wound one of Kenshiro's mightiest rivals from the second series]]. Justified when the technical possibility of [[spoiler:Falco]] losing so easily is immediately explained by Kenshiro that [[spoiler:Falco still hadn't recovered from their nearly-fatal fight]]. Still, story-wise, this was perhaps ''the'' most pointless and spiteful death in the series. * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A NoNameGiven warrior of Shura; enough said * WeHardlyKnewYe !Alf [[quoteright:96:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/h2_chr10_8456.gif]] A high-class Shura warrior who claims to have defeated most of his adversaries in less than two minutes each, earning him the nickname "Alf of the Hourglass". He is one of the first Shura warriors Kenshiro faces in his venture into the Kingdom. ----- [[hardline]] * ArrangedMarriage: The Shura Warrior Kaiser promised him one to Lin if he kills Kenshiro. * DoppelgangerSpin * MasterPoisoner: His cape is poisonous, and he tricks his opponents into striking it. * RaceAgainstTheClock: Self-imposed; he can kill most men in less than two minutes. Kenshiro defeats HIM within that limit. * ScaryBlackMan * WeHardlyKnewYe [[/folder]] [[folder:Post-Kingdom Of Shura]] !Ryu The orphaned, posthumous son of Raoh, Ryu was raised by the Hakuri family following his father's death. When "Uncle" Kenshiro returns to the mainland from the Kingdom of Shura, he takes Ryu, full of wit and courage at a young age, to learn of ''Hokuto Shinken'' and its philsophies, journeying throughout the wasteland. After a few story arcs, Kenshiro abruptly leaves him under the care of Balga and his son Shingo, so that Ryu can train on his own. Although the character never makes an appearance outisde of the manga, he makes a non-vocal cameo in a flashback for ''New Fist of the North Star''. ----- [[hardline]] * AdultsAreUseless: Toyed with - Kenshiro refuses to intervene on Ryu's behalf regarding Kouketsu and his men, telling the boy that he must "fight his own battles". Averted when Kenshiro steps in and saves the day, anyway. * KidSidekick: To Kenshiro * PutOnABus: Is left behind in Balga's care before the very last arc. * UnexpectedSuccessor: It's implied Ryu will be the next successor of ''Hokuto Shinken''. * UnnamedParent: His mother is conveniently unidentified. Fans speculate it may have been Yuria, during the time she was taken by Raoh, ''assuming'' he truly took advantage of her. The fact the prologue of the ''Legend of Kenshiro'' movie implies she is pregnant lends credence to this theory, assuming the child isn't Kenshiro's or they consummated after their marriage. However, [[WordOfGod Buronson and Hara]] have said nil about the subject. Other candidates includes Reina, Raoh's childhood friend and one of his generals who appears in ''Legends of the True Savior'' and ''Legends of the Dark King'', and Toh, who may have had an affair with Raoh at some point in the past. !Kouketsu The first villain in the third part of the manga, Kouketsu was originally a horsefeeder in Raoh's army, who believed he could get into the tyrant's good graces by shining his shoes, but Raoh saw through his deception and threatened to kill him. Short and fat, Kouketsu [[GenreSavvy used his intelligence and savviness]] to create false fertile land, then enslave gullible wasteland travelers to farm it. When Kouketsu's men stole and killed Ryu's foster parents over their abundant crops, Kenshiro and Ryu journey to Kouketsu's to deal with the dictator and liberate the slaves. ----- [[hardline]] * DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Is only so successful because he realizes that the times have changed * DisproportionateRetribution: All of the murder, pain, slavery, and death was due to Raoh telling him to stop being such a brown nose or risk death himself. * {{Expy}}: One of his henchman looks like FrankensteinsMonster; when he hops onto his minion's shoulders, both look like [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome Master-Blaster]]. * FatBastard * [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard]]: [[spoiler:Dies when one of his own traps springs on him]]. * NonActionBigBad * RummageSaleReject: Surprisingly averted, as his outfit is even MORE normal and recognizable than the Colonel's. * TokenMotivationalNemesis: For Ryu !Baran The penultimate villain from the manga, Baran is the self-proclaimed "Emperor of Light" (''Kotei''), who rules the Kingdom of Blanca. Declaring himself God, he leads a cult of brainwashed followers to do his bidding and performs miracles to those who believe in him, while striking down disbelievers. [[spoiler:In reality, Baran's abilities come from ''Hokuto Shinken'': upon losing his younger sister to illness because of her devotion to the monotheistic diety of ''Fist of the North Star'', believing she will be healed through prayer rather than medicine, Baran renounced his faith and swore to oppose God, who he believes took her life. When a young Baran witnessed the power of Raoh, he joined his army and learned a few ''Hokuto Shinken'' techniques through him. Years after Raoh's defeat, Baran comes across the peaceful Kingdom of Blanca, and conquers it quietly by becoming the Emperor of Light]]. ----- [[hardline]] * AGodAmI: Of sorts * GoOutWithASmile * KiAttacks: [[spoiler:Though he had mastered Raoh's ''Hokuto Gōshō Ha'', Kenshiro demonstrates how it's ''exactly'' done]]. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Modeled after the singer Pete Burns during his ''Dead or Alive'' days * [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: [[spoiler:Upon realizing the wrongness of his actions, he pretends to be an imposter who is killed so that the kingdom of Blanca can return to normal and so its people no longer worship him.]] * StrawAtheist: [[spoiler:Is waging his personal war against God because his sister died. Subverted when Baran reconverts prior to his death]]. * UsedToBeASweetKid !Bolge -> Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu (''Ken's Rage'') The final villain in the manga, Bolge was originally a GiantMook after a bounty was placed on Kenshiro's head (shortly after Bat joins Kenshiro in his travels). Rather than kill him, Kenshiro spared Bolge, but cut out his eyes, rendering him insane and harboring a deep hatred for the martial artist. Grafting all sorts of weaponry to his body, Bolge goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against anyone who has ever wronged him, especially Kenshiro. [[spoiler:After Bat leaves an amnesiac Kenshiro and Lin, he discovers Bolge is alive, but is determined to prevent him from finding Kenshiro. Taking on his friend's identity, including his signature seven scars, Bat bravely faces Bolge, but is overwhelmed and brtually tortured. Kenshiro manages to find Bat, and when Bat's screams retrigger Kenshiro's memories, he easily defeats Bolge. However, it is the heavily wounded Bat who deals the final, killing blow]]. ----- [[hardline]] * ButForMeItWasTuesday: A random bandit seeking power who Kenshiro brutally disfigured in his wanderings. While Kenshiro gave the man no further thought, Bolge decides to live entirely just to take revenge for what happened. * CombatPragmatist: And ''how''; he almost rivals Jagi for this position. * [[spoiler:CoupDeGrace]]: [[spoiler:Delivered by Bat, not Kenshiro]] * [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd, NotQuiteDead]]: [[spoiler:Survives Kenshiro's ''Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken'' just so he can try to take somebody with him. Bat is forced to finish him off when he goes for Lin]]. * DisabilitySuperpower: Being blind soesn't seem to inhibit Bolge * DisproportionateRetribution: Slaughters everybody who ever wronged him in any way by crucifying and torturing them to death * FromNobodyToNightmare * {{Gonk}}: Extremely ugly even for ''Fist of the North Star''; of course, his head ''did'' deform from Kenshiro's fist, but as the flashback shows, he was pretty bad before he was blinded. * MeaningfulName: Multiple weapons grafted to his body, including metal plating to his skull for protection. Another translation for his name is "[[Franchise/StarTrek Borg]]". * MookPromotion: From a simple bandit to the final villain of the manga ** PostFinalBoss: Exists mostly to serve as part of the last wrap-ups to the story * [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain]]: [[spoiler:Had Bolge just finished off Bat instead of slowly torturing him, Kenshiro wouldn't have regained his memories]]. * RememberTheNewGuy: Bolge never appeared before in the manga, yet a flashback is provided to show when Kenshiro defeats him the first time, implying their encounter occurred sometime before meeting the Colonel. * ToThePain: He wants his revenge to ''last'' * [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode]]: [[spoiler:Actually happens, but he lives long enough to try for one last stab]] [[/folder]] ---- !Spinoff characters The following are characters who do not appear in the original manga, but make their debut in other ''Fist of the North Star'' material. [[folder:From ''Legends of the True Savior'']] !Reina -> Voiced by: Kou Shibasaki (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/MaiNakahara (''Legends of the Dark King'', JP), Emily Neves (''Legends of the Dark King'', ENG) Making her first appearance in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death'' and later in ''Legends of the Dark King'', Reina is a childhood friend of Raoh, and a native of the Land of Shura. Before Raoh left, he promised Reina he would return to save their home; however, Reina and her older brother Souga would journey to the mainland and assist him with the building of his army, following the nuclear war. Assigned the role of Raoh's captain of his royal guards, Reina leads his cavalry using the sword-style ''''Nichigetsu Soutou'' ("Twin Blades of the Sun and Moon"), earning her the nickname "Reina of the Twin Blades". !Souga -> Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (''Legends of the True Savior''), Masaya Matsukaze (''Legends of the Dark King'', JP), David Matranga (''Legends of the Dark King'', ENG) The older brother of Reina, Souga appears in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death'' as Raoh's closest confidant and friend, and a master of ''Suzan Senpuu Kyaku'' ("Mt. Song Whirlwind Kick"). However, he is executed by Raoh during a failed assassination attempt, whom Raoh accuses of masterminding it. ''Legends of the Dark King'' expands on his story before his death: upon leaving the Land of Shura, Souga joins Raoh as his primary strategist for his campaign to conquer the world. Their victories earned Souga the title "Souga the Swift"; unfortunately, his right leg is a prosthetic, having lost it after conquering the city prison Cassandra. [[spoiler:When he was struck with a fatal attack by the warrior Gaiya, giving him a mere two months of life left, Souga decides on a ruse to scare Raoh's troops out of any inclinations of desertion or rebellion. To that end, with Raoh's acknowledgement, he and an appointed hitman deliberately fail the assassination attempt on Raoh, who subsequently kills his good friend in front of his horrified men, solidfying their allegiance to ''Ken-oh'']]. !Dharma -> Voiced by: Creator/YusakuYara Yuria and Ryuga's guardian when they were children, Dharma first appeared as the unnamed individual who brought Yuria to Ryuken's temple in the manga. In ''Legend of Yuria'', [[spoiler:Dharma, who was the Last General of Nanto, ordered the ''Nanto Goshasei'' to retrieve Yuria from Shin, to ensure protection of the ''Nanto'' bloodline. He passes away when Yuria reunites with him; in his honor, she ascends to his position]]. !Sara -> Voiced by: Creator/AyaHirano Appearing in ''Legend of Toki'', Sara is a female doctor with connections to Ryuken's temple. A close friend of Toki and his LoveInterest, she is the one who diagnoses him with radiation poisoning. When Toki decides to leave the temple, Sara travels with him to build the Village of Miracles. !Fugen -> Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono Fugen appears in ''Legend of Kenshiro'', and was the previous successor of ''Nanto Koshū Ken'', who trained Shin and Jugai. !Jugai -> Voiced by: Creator/RikiyaKoyama A former disciple of Fugen, Jugai is another use of ''Nanto Koshū Ken'', and is the primary antagonist of ''Legend of Kenshiro''. When his wife and daughter were killed by bandits, Jugai turned to a life of evil. !Pluto -> Voiced by: Masuo Amada A rival warlord who Raoh easily defeats in ''Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Love in Death'', Pluto (or ''Meioh'') makes another appearance in ''Legends of the Dark King'', who has taken over the cities of Southern Cross and Godland following the deaths of Shin and the Colonel. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Pluto is secretly manipulated by Gaiya, despite being the leader of his troops]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:From ''Legends of the Dark King'']] !Sakuya -> Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (ENG) Appearing exclusively in the ''Legends of the Dark King'' AnimatedAdaptation, Sakuya is a mysterious woman with an unknown agenda who joins Raoh as his secondary strategist. She is the younger sister of Gaiya and a master of ''Kokuzan Ongyo Ken'' ("Black Mountain Dark Form Fist"), a style that renders its user near invisible. On occasion, Sakuya visits Toki in his prison cell at Cassandra, reporting on Raoh and Kenshiro's progress; only Reina is aware of her actions. Upon witnessing Raoh and Souther's increasing hegemony, Sakuya determines both men are unworthy of being a conqueror (Souther lacks compassion and love; Raoh cannot emote sadness), noting there's another individual who possesses both traits. [[spoiler:In order to stop their climatic duel, she takes the fatal blow from both martial artists' fists]]. !Ryuroh -> Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP), Kalob Martinez (ENG) A master of ''Nanto Ryuo Ken'' ("South Star Seagull Fist"), he was reputed as the "Wise Leader of the South Star" (''Nanto no Jisho''), a military strategist who led ''Nanto'' troops to several victories. When the 108 schools of ''Nanto Seiken'' broke up and began fighting amongst themselves, Ryuroh chose a life of solitude and peace, not wishing to be involved in the conflicts. Living now as the hermit "Ryuroh of the Woods", he attempts to convince Raoh to change his mind of conquering the world, and use his abilities as a force of good like his brothers Toki and Kenshiro. [[spoiler:Raoh believes this is an act of defiance against him, and the two are forced to fight. He mortally wounds Ryuroh, but discovers he was already dying from illness. Ryuroh makes a final plea, hoping Raoh will turn from his ways with his death]]. Ryuroh makes an appearance in ''Soukaku no Garou'' as a advisor and stand-in for the Last General of Nanto, when the ''Nanto Seiken'' were convened to consider [[spoiler:the actions of Rei's rogue master, Rofu]]. !Gaiya -> Voiced by: Masayuki Katou (JP), Leraldo Anzaldua (ENG) Another master of ''Kokuzan Ongyo Ken'', Gaiya is the older brother of Sakuya. [[spoiler:He infiltrated Pluto's army and gained control of his organization from behind-the-scenes, becoming its actual figurehead. When he confronts Souga and Ryuga, his mastery of ''Kokuzan Ongyo Ken'' proves too formidable, he winds up wounding Souga, who is left with a few months to live]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:From ''Soukaku no Garou'']] !Yuh A young drifter who Rei meets in his search for his sister Airi, Yuh tells the ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' master that she may be at Asgarzul, a city created to shelter women. Yuh claims to be a practitioner of ''Nanto Seiken'', but is used as a ruse to gain Rei's compliance and sympathy. [[spoiler:Yuh is the adopted younger sister of Eva, Queen of Asgarzul. As a child, Yuh's mother was killed by bandits, but Eva took her into the city under her protection, but also to ensure her legacy can be passed on, as Eva saw Yuh as her potential successor. With her adoptive sister's death, Yuh is forced to ascend to the title of "queen" to ensure the city and its citizens can continue their way of life]]. !Freeda Leader of "Eva's Valkyries", the elite guard who protect Asgarzul and the Queen, Freeda sees to it that the men who venture in and out of Asgarzul remain in order. [[spoiler:When Eva is assassinated, Freeda accuses Rei of the hit, but is unsure he is the culprit when he has no motives to kill her. In the meantime, Freeda continues to protect the women of Asgarzul, as various, lawless factions seek to overthrow the women's control of the city]]. !Eva Queen of Asgarzul, a city built by women to be the "red-light district" of the new, terrible world, Eva is gifted with the foreknowledge of things that must come to pass. She invites Rei into her city, reminding him of his destiny as the Star of Justice, but also one who holds the potential to be as great as other conquerors in the world. According to Eva, many men have come to Asgarzul seeking her guidance and pleasure, including Shin, Souther and Raoh. However, none have dared conquered the city because of what it stands for. [[spoiler:Her assassination sets off the plot for ''Soukaku no Garou'', and Rei intends to find the individual who has framed him for her death]]. !Zan The successor to ''Nanto Kojaku Ken'', Zan intends to conquer Asgarzul for [[spoiler:Rofu]], but is actually a double agent working for [[spoiler:Yuda]]. !Rima A former guardian of Asgarzul and one of Eva's closest bodyguards, Rima is a product of genetic engineering and experiments done by government scientists prior to the nuclear fallout to create the ultimate super-soldier. Also known as "Rima of Alkaid", his physical strength is monstrous and unmatched. [[spoiler:Although he initially serves as Rofu's right-hand man]], his loyalty lies with Eva. !Karen A practitioner of ''Nanto Hisui Ken'', Karen was a close friend of Rei during his days of training in ''Nanto Suichō Ken''. [[spoiler:Following the nuclear apocalypse, she aligned with Raoh, after her brother Masaya was killed as part of Shuh's resistance against Souther, and is seen watching Rei and Rofu during their bout. She reppears in the extra chapters of ''Soukaku no Garou'', under orders from Raoh to invade Mamiya's village and conquer it, when Kenshiro left to seek Jagi. Rei is forced to fight and kill her]]. !Rofu The previous successor to ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' and Rei's master, Rofu was a stern and strict pracitioner of the style. He favors raw strength to perfect the art, and demands that Rei must do the same if he is to succeed him. [[spoiler:After the nuclear war, Rofu seeks to conquer the heavens and take back the title of successor of ''Nanto Suichō Ken'']]. !Linlei Rofuh's wife and a fellow practitioner of ''Nanto Suichō Ken'', Linlei was originally in the running lead to be the successor, noted to be even stronger than Rofu, but gave it up to marry him. Although Rofu may have taught Rei the raw, powerful aspects of the style, Linlei is the one who showed Rei that ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' is also about beauty, elegance and grace. From her, Rei was able to learn the ''Nanto Suichō Ken'' technique, ''Hien Ryubu'', which Linlei was famous for. [[spoiler:In order to stop her power-hungry husband after the apocalypse, Linlei was forced to fight Rofu, but let her guard down, and was killed by him]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:From ''Shirogane no Seija'']] !Ramo Toki's attendant from Ryuken's temple, Ramo journeys with Toki to help establish the Village of Miracles. !Luka A young, orphaned boy whom Toki meets at a settlement full of the sick and elderly, after he leaves the safety of Ryuken's temple, Luka was Toki's first patient. [[/folder]]Series]] *[[Characters/FistOfTheNorthStarSpinoffCharacters Spinoff characters]] [[/index]]
24th Jun '14 6:51:08 AM SpectralTime
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* BossSubtitles: "Self-Taught Genius: '''Amiba'''"
24th Jun '14 4:40:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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-> Voiced by: YusakuYara
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-> Voiced by: YusakuYara Creator/YusakuYara
14th Jun '14 3:08:35 AM EDP
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* {{Kevlard}}: Practically TropeCodifier
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* {{Kevlard}}: Practically TropeCodifier** According to Shin, that fat makes him immune to ''any and all martial arts and weapons'' aside for Nanto Seiken. [[CrazyPrepared Had Hokuto not included a move specifically to move away the fat and hit the pressure points anyway]], he would have been right.
9th Jun '14 3:19:06 PM NintendoNate25
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-> Voiced by: Creator/AkiraKamiya (TV anime and movie, JP), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (OVA), Kunihiro Kawamoto (Creator/ArcSystemWorks FightingGame), Hiroshi Abe (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/HideoIshikawa (''Manga/LegendsOfTheDarkKing''), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (''[[VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage Ken's Rage]]'', JP), Creator/LexLang (TV anime, ENG), KaijiTang (''Ken's Rage'', ENG)
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-> Voiced by: Creator/AkiraKamiya (TV anime and movie, JP), movie (JP)), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (OVA), Kunihiro Kawamoto (Creator/ArcSystemWorks FightingGame), Hiroshi Abe (''Legends of the True Savior''), Creator/HideoIshikawa (''Manga/LegendsOfTheDarkKing''), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (''[[VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage Ken's Rage]]'', JP), Rage]]'' (JP) and ''J-Stars Victory Vs.''), Creator/LexLang (TV anime, ENG), anime (ENG)), KaijiTang (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Rage'' (ENG))

-> Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (TV anime[[note]]Debut episode only[[/note]]), KenjiUtsumi (TV anime, movie, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Takashi Ukaji (''Legends of the True Savior'', ''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/TesshoGenda (''Legend of Heroes''), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Dave J. Mitchell (''Ken's Rage'', ENG)
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-> Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (TV anime[[note]]Debut episode only[[/note]]), KenjiUtsumi (TV anime, movie, Arc Systems Works fighting game), Takashi Ukaji (''Legends of the True Savior'', ''Legends of the Dark King''), Creator/TesshoGenda (''Legend of Heroes''), Heroes'' and ''J-Stars Victory Vs.''), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (''Ken's Rage'', JP), Rage'' (JP)), Dave J. Mitchell (''Ken's Rage'', ENG) Rage'' (ENG))
8th Jun '14 8:41:22 PM DannyVElAcme
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* HurtingHero: Lesser men would have been completely broken by the things Kenshiro goes through. Sometimes, [[ManlyTears his emotions do get the better of him]], but [[{{Determinator}} but that just means he'll rip the villains a new one more fiercely]].
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* HurtingHero: Lesser men would have been completely broken by the things Kenshiro goes through. Sometimes, [[ManlyTears his emotions do get the better of him]], but [[{{Determinator}} but that just means he'll rip the villains a new one more fiercely]].
8th Jun '14 8:39:38 PM DannyVElAcme
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* HandicappedBadas: His terminal illness saps much of his strength and it gives him an IncurableCoughOfDeath. He is still THE most formidable fighter in the entire series, only surpassed by Kenshiro and Raoh because of their health. A healthy Toki wouldn't even be TOUCHED by Kenshiro or Raoh, let alone anyone else in the series.
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* HandicappedBadas: HandicappedBadass: His terminal illness saps much of his strength and it gives him an IncurableCoughOfDeath. He is still THE most formidable fighter in the entire series, only surpassed by Kenshiro and Raoh because of their health. A healthy Toki wouldn't even be TOUCHED by Kenshiro or Raoh, let alone anyone else in the series.
8th Jun '14 8:39:14 PM DannyVElAcme
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* HandicappedBadas: His terminal illness saps much of his strength and it gives him an IncurableCoughOfDeath. He is still THE most formidable fighter in the entire series, only surpassed by Kenshiro and Raoh because of their health. A healthy Toki wouldn't even be TOUCHED by Kenshiro or Raoh, let alone anyone else in the series.
4th Jun '14 7:31:56 AM ShiroAkuma
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* MonsterClown: His face paint makes him resemble one in the manga * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears a strong resemblance to the shock-rockers of {{Music/KISS}}
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* MonsterClown: His face paint makes him resemble one in the manga manga. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears a strong resemblance to the shock-rockers of {{Music/KISS}}{{Music/KISS}}.
4th Jun '14 12:18:47 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears a strong resemblance to the shock-rockers of ''Music/KISS''
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears a strong resemblance to the shock-rockers of ''Music/KISS''{{Music/KISS}}
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