The unnamed Kempo Fighter (中国拳法家, Chūgoku Kenpō-ka, lit. Chinese Kempoist) is a tertiary ally featured in the first part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Phantom Blood. He originally tries to rob Jonathan Joestar in Ogre Street alongside Robert E. O. Speedwagon and Tattoo.
The Kempo Fighter is a muscular man of short stature with a long chin and sunken cheeks. He has neck-length dark hair with a widow's peak and wears long hair clips behind his ears. He wears a traditional Chinese martial arts uniform.
Little is known of the Kempo Fighter's personality, but he is prideful of his self-proclaimed martial arts techniques. Like his friends, he has a rowdy nature and is violent towards strangers who enter his gang's territory.
As a thief from the dangerous alley known as Ogre Street, the Kempo Fighter is known to attack strangers alongside his two friends. He claims that he knows mysterious Oriental martial arts.
Little is known about the Kempo Fighter, except that he is an Asian man from Ogre Street who at some point joined Robert E. O. Speedwagon's gang. He is first introduced when he, along with Speedwagon and Tattoo, ambush Jonathan Joestar during his journey to find a cure for his father's illness. Although he is prideful of his Oriental technique, Jonathan quickly defeats him with a backhand punch to the face. Noting his race, Jonathan asks if he knows of an oriental shop nearby that sells poisons. After Speedwagon's defeat, the Kempo Fighter is shocked to discover that his injuries are minor, Jonathan having held back in consideration of his family.
After Jonathan's battle with Dio at the Joestar Mansion, he drives Speedwagon to the hospital where Jonathan is staying via steam car, bringing Tattoo and another friend of Speedwagon's along. The Kempo Fighter also holds the cane Speedwagon requires to walk on account of his injuries during the battle; Speedwagon initially disregards the cane before falling face-first onto the ground.
The Kempo Fighter appears along with the rest of Jonathan's friends to see off Jonathan and Erina as they leave for their honeymoon to America.
Chapters / Episodes
The Kempo Fighter appears as an enemy in Chapter 05, alongside "Tattoo Guy" and Speedwagon. He can be selected for one fight in Extra Battle Mode, though his moveset is limited.
The Kempo Fighter appears in the game as part of Speedwagon's moveset and exclusive Style, Ogre Street (
Using the move, Martial Arts, the Eastern mystery!, the Kempo Fighter will attack Speedwagon's target with a triple kick combo, but will also attack the nearest opponent if Speedwagon is not locked on to anybody.
The Kempo Fighter appears in Diamond Records as part of Speedwagon's moveset, alongside Tattoo. In Action Battle, he can be summoned to kick once or be summoned alongside Tattoo to help Speedwagon fight off opponents for a limited time. However, in Tactical Battle he can only be summoned to do single attacks.
The Kempo Fighter also appears on his own as an enemy character.
- In a 2019 poll in the Official JoJo's Bizarre Adventure App, the Kempo Fighter ranked 3rd place for "Enemy characters with the most impressive defeats".