The Worm are an ancient Chinese secret society that pulled the strings in wars and politics for thousands of years; they have infiltrated almost every institution.
Worm have been researching brain-related technology for at least over 30 years, sponsoring and collecting information from scientists like Bando Yohei and Yamashita Kenzo; in the case of the latter two, mind uploading and the cyberbrain were topics of interest respectively.
While little else is known about the Worm, it is known that all who are connected to them have their centipede insignia tattooed on their body. They are also known to use reconstructive surgery on their members to aid in infiltration and replacement impersonation.
Notes & Trivia
- The organisation appear to be headed and/or lead by a mysterious figure known as the "Connector" (繋がる者, Tsunagaru-mono; lit. connecting person).
- While the reasons for it are yet unknown, they have been keen to capture both Tokita Ohma and Gaoh Ryuki.
- Yamashita Kenzo infers that the Worm are trying to create "something" using the brain research they have gained over the decades.
|Martial Arts||Gaoh Style • Kaiwan Style • Koei Style • Niko Style (Possessing Spirit) • Raishin Style|
|Kengan||Bodyguards (Extermination Force • Fang of Metsudo) • Guardians • Kengan Annihilation Tournament • Kengan Association members (Ashura/Omega) • Kengan matches • Referees|
|The Public Sphere||Rokushin Kaikan • Rokushin Kaikan Tournament|
|The Underworld||Heavenly Wolves • Kengan Association VS Purgatory Tournament • Kure Clan • Mikazuchi Clan • Inaba Clan • Underground Martial Arts Industry (Kengan matches • Purgatory) • Worm|
|The Inside||The Black Messengers • The Inside • Tokita Niko|