Hong Xiao-Hu (洪 小虎, Hon Shaofū; "Xiǎo-Hǔ Hóng") also known as The Man-Eating Tiger of Sichuan (四川の人食い虎, Sìchuān no Hito-gui Tora) is a Chinese affiliated fighter within the Kengan matches and the main fighter of Iwami Heavy Industries.
Hong Xiao-Hu is a muscular man with a very well defined physique. He has a ball of black hair that covers his head and ears with a long queue that falls below his back. While fighting, Hong wears an attire consisting of only black Chinese-style martial artist's pants with black martial arts shoes.
Hong is initially a calm but confidant fighter with a high amount of trust in his abilities, namely his speed and opioid controlling abilities. However, when on the verge of defeat or embarrassment he reveals a deeply aggressive and personality that resulted in him ripping off his own fingernails and part of the skin to show his abilities before punching a concrete pillar.
Lined up to face Mikazuchi Rei in a Kengan match, Hong initially matched his opponent until he was forced to reveal his trump card. Being quickly taken down anyway via both of his knees being broken, the referee called his defeat but Hong refused and tried to resume fighting. Kurayoshi Rino then intruded into the arena and incapacitated him by turning off his opioid control which induced extreme amounts of pain which Mikazuchi noted could be fatal as a result of shock.
In the end, Julius is picked instead.
Power & Abilities
Hong Xiao-Hu is a powerful combatant with one of his main strengths being his physical attacking speed. Prior to fighting Mikazuchi Rei, his only loss was in his 12th Kengan match against the Fang of Metsudo; however, he was one of the few people that had fought the Fang and come out without being incapacitated.
Jiyi Quan (極意拳, Jí Yì Quán; lit. Ultimate-Intention Fist): Hong is a practitioner of Jiyi Quan, being a very proficient user. He is able to use the style's secret art which allows the user to control the secretion of opioids in their brain; Hong uses this unique skill to completely negate his sense of pain. With his sense of pain nullified, Hong enters a berserker-like state where he attacks without regard to his overall health. This allows Hong to move seemingly unimpeded even with injuries as severe as broken thigh bones and shattered knees.