Zhāng Tàiyán (張 太炎 Chō Taien?) (c.v. Hōchū Ōtsuka)

The Number Two Boss of the Hónghuá Huì and a Hokuto Sōka Ken practitioner. He is also guarded by a group of monks called Wuchamen-Dang. Although appearing rather laid back, he can be destructive when angered and his attacks are based on cutting and slicing with his hands. Has a monstrous libido (a frequent visitor to the red-light district) and is known as the "Bride Thief" because of his habit of killing newlywed husbands and taking their wives. He assassinated Charles de Guise's little sister with a time-bomb. Due to a misunderstanding, he believed his stepfather Zhang Dayan killed his mother and yearns to kill him for it. Later on, after learning the truth, he repented all his past sins with de Guise agreeing not to seek revenge for the time being (making a X-shaped scar on his face). He eventually became the new successor of Hokuto Sōka Ken after a showdown fight with Dàyán and earned his father's approval.