Edward Wu (エドワード・
Edward is a large imposing man with a devilish face and slicked-back, light-coloured hair. He has black-sclera eyes with white pupils, like the rest of the Wu and Kure. Edward tends to wear loud short-sleeved shirts with smart pants and shoes an sunglasses that cover his distinctive eyes.
Edward is both outwardly confident and extremely dangerous. He takes his personal business with the Kure Clan very seriously, moreso than his affiliation with The Worm. He is also quite prideful of his Clan, deeming them to be quite different if not superior to the Worm.
A notable curiosity is his connection with Alan Wu. Letting him fight in the Tournament, Edward was sure that Alan would've defeated Raian up until the latter's bloodlust spiked upon seeing both him and Xia Ji.
According to the head of the mainline clan, Wu Xing, Edward is the leader of the Westward Faction of the Wu Clan, an offshoot group who traveled to the Occident, similarly to their Kure Clan relatives in Japan.
At an undisclosed point in time, Edward, and the rest of the Westward Faction, turned traitor from the Wu Clan, eventually becoming an affiliate member of the Worm.
In Hong Kong, Edward appeared with Xia Ji and the Tiger's Vessel discussing the failed retrieval and supposed loss of Tokita Ohma, noting that the latter was the last remaining heir to the Niko Style.
Tracking Toyoda Idemitsu down, Edward requested that he be allowed to represent Purgatory in their contest against the Kengan Association. Toyoda agreed in exchange for why Edward wanted to join his side. Edward simply replied that the Kure have become an eyesore to be disposed of.
Later, called by Xia Ji]to lend his student a hand in capturing Gaoh Ryuki, Edward arrived to find Ryuki had escaped and the student had been killed. Edward calls Ji and informs him that since Mumon's mess, all of Ji's students that were marking Ryuki were now dead. Ji casually reassures him that the situation was fine, telling him to have fun with Purgatory before hanging up. Despite his reservations, his accomplice reassures him they can trust Ji, before asking him about whether Ryuki was a fake or a true "Tiger's Vessel".
Even though he didn't personally join Purgatory's side in the tournament, Edward watched the fights inside Mt. Godslayer's hot spring pool. After the third round, Xia Ji visited him, expressing his anger for not securing Ohma. Edward simply responded that his fighter, Alan Wu, would take revenge for him. In the fifth round, Naidan Mönkhbat revealed himself as a direct subordinate of the Head of the Worm, to Edward's astonishment (and growing annoyance) at the Worm's secretiveness.
When Lu Tian was also revealed to be a Worm, Edward confronts Xia Ji with the Worm's secretive nature, and asked him if he was hiding anything from him. After Lu Tian revealed that he knows how to release his latent strength, it was then that Edward recognized that Lu Tian was the prodigy The Other Niko was so keen to teach it to.
During Alan's match against Kure Raian, Edward and Xia Ji went up to the gates to watch the fight personally. Upon Raian catching them in his sights, his glee proved to Edward that he was "too naive" for the outcoming. After Alan's death and acknowledging Raian's strength, Edward promptly hit Ji for his cowardice and seriousness on what was happening, telling him to relax.
Power & Abilities
Though he has yet to be shown fighting directly, as the leader of the Westward Wu, Edward is a very powerful individual with a known body count consisting of many members of the main Wu Clan. Xia Ji finding it odd that Edward wasn't fighting the Tournament itself suggests that he believes that Edward's power is on par with, if not greater than, many of the participants of the tournament. In his few displays of physical power Edward proved able to lift a grown man like Xia Ji with no difficulty and to make him bleed with a little punch on the chin.
As a member of the Wu Clan Edward is able to release his latent power and free his body from his brain limits, thus using the technique called Guihun, the other name of the Removal secret technique. His mastery over the technique is so deep that he can even teach its basics to The Other Niko, an outsider to his clan. It's unknown how much of his latent strength Edward can unleash.