Wang Chan

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Wang Chan (ワンチェン Wan Chen) is a minor antagonist featured in the 1st part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Phantom Blood.

Originally a black market merchant in the slums of London, he becomes a faithful servant of Dio Brando after being transformed into a Zombie.

Appearance

Wang Chan is a short, scrawny, elderly Chinese man. His hair is spiky and firmly stands upwards. Along with a prominent widow's peak, he has very long eyebrows, a small mole under his right eye, and a fu manchu mustache. After becoming a zombie, he grows fangs and a long tongue.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Skin (Fairly Gray)
Hair
(Silver with black eyebrows and mustache.)
Eyes (Gray)
First Outfit
(Yellow silk robe with black designs and white fur cuffs.)
Second Outfit
(Blue vest over a purple shirt. Blue pants with a purple belt. Brown shoes. Silver clawed gloves.)

Skin (Rotted)
Hair (White)
Eyes (White)
Outfit (Magenta silk robes with green trim)

Skin (Fair)
Hair
(White with dark brown eyebrows and mustache.)
Eyes (Gray)
First Outfit
(Red silk robe with yellow trim and black cuffs)
Second Outfit
(Deep Blue vest with a yellow trim over a white shirt. Green pants with a white belt. Purple necklace.)

Skin (Tan)
Hair (Gray)
Eyes (Brown)
Outfit
(Black silk robe with a purple and yellow trim. Dark blue slippers.)

Skin (Gray)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Black)
Zombified Eyes (Gray sclera, yellow irises)
Outfit (Velvet silk robes with black trim.)

Personality

As a human, Wang Chan shows a nasty and greedy personality, selling a poison to Dio for fun without any regard for its use.[3] He also doesn't mind violence, smiling when Dio stabbed George Joestar. Later, he heads back to the Joestar Mansion after it burns to the ground to salvage the Stone Mask in order to sell it for a profit.[4]

Upon becoming a zombie, however, Wang Chan becomes entirely devoted to Dio's wishes. At first very quiet, the zombified Wang Chan becomes more brutal and cruel, being overall unrestrained in expressing his urges. He would notably recklessly attack Jonathan, underestimating him despite being warned by Dio that Jonathan was still dangerous.

Being versed in the art of fortunetelling, Wang Chan is supremely confident in his predictions and knew that Dio would escape imprisonment at the Joestar mansion.

Abilities

As a human, Wang Chan was a fortune teller and an expert on oriental poisons. He successfully predicted that Dio would have great luck in his life, which proved to be true in his many near-death survivals.

After being zombified, he appears to have retained his personality, though he shows a more bloodthirsty side and selflessly serves Dio. In terms of physical ability, he can jump great distances much like one trained in martial arts. However, as one of the zombies shorter in stature, he usually takes to running away or hiding in self-defense, unless directly told by Dio to attack.

Wang Chan's claws

After Dio loses his body, Wang Chan is also shown capable of fighting one-handed, whilst the other hand holds Dio's head. He also turns the head to fixate Dio's vision, allowing the vampire to use his Space Ripper Stingy Eyes.

Claws: In battle, Wang Chan chooses to wear gloves with giant-sized claws. This way, he is able to increase his power and attack range. He is confident enough to kill a human by a simple swipe of his rigid claws, but is unsuccessful against Jonathan's Zoom Punch.[5]

History

Background

Wang Chan was a shop owner operating in Ogre Street, the most dangerous part of London. When a young Dio Brando came to buy a slow acting poison from him to kill his father Dario Brando, he was unconcerned by Dio's evilness and even told him of a man in his own land who had a similar birthmark to Dio's. Said man had a harsh life, but in the end lived to be over 183 years old.[3]

Phantom Blood

Years later in 1880, Dio reuses the same slow poison to murder of George Joestar. However, Jonathan discovers Dio's schemes and, with the help of Robert E. O. Speedwagon, manages to find Wang Chan's shop. Wang Chan is arrested by the police and taken to the Joestar Mansion. As he witnesses Jonathan approaching Dio to cuff him, Wang Chan claims that Dio is far too lucky to fully have to give up this early. Dio uses George's blood to become a vampire but Wang Chan manages to flee during the chaos. Afterward, Wang Chan goes back to the mansion to steal the Stone Mask but a heavily injured Dio sucks his blood and turns him into a Zombie.[6] From that point on, Wang Chan serves as Dio's subordinate.

Wang Chan then takes care of Dio while he is recovering from his injuries, showing great loyalty to him. He is seen pushing Dio around in a wheelchair during their encounter with Jack the Ripper.[7] He attacks Jonathan during his training, but is defeated and escapes, informing Dio about the Ripple.[5] When the group of heroes reach Dio's mansion, Wang Chan remains hidden, being the only zombie to survive the battle. He finds Dio's head and guards it, lamenting that Dio didn't have another body.[8]

Dio trusts him enough to be responsible for his head and implanting it onto Jonathan's body. He manages to stow away on the ship Jonathan and Erina board and after being spotted by Jonathan, he retrieves Dio's head from a coffin. However, Jonathan uses the last of his strength to crush Wang Chan's head and sends a ripple throughout his body. The impact from the attack sends Wang Chan's headless body flying into the ship's machinery and disrupts it due to the ripple controlling his carcass, causing the ship full of zombies to explode.[9]

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
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Episodes in order of appearance

Video Games

Heritage for the Future (PS1/DC/Arcade Game)

Wang Chang appears as the "child" version of Shadow DIO when attacked by Alessi's Stand. After the move, Shadow DIO turns into Wang Chang holding the jar containing Dio's severed head. In this state, Wang Chan can attack by using his claws, or the head of Dio can attack using Space Ripper Stingy Eyes.

Phantom Blood (PS2 Game)

Wang Chan appears as the first boss Jonathan faces after learning the Ripple. Much like in the original story, Wang Chan uses his giant claws to attack and poison his opponent. Wang Chan also appears in the final chapter of the game, carrying Dio's head in a large jar, as he maneuvers around while Dio attacks with the Space Ripper Stingy Eyes.

Wang Chan is also playable in some chapters of EXTRA MODE in his original form.

All Star Battle (PS3 Game)

Wang Chan appears in the PS3 game as a navigation character for the GALLERY MODE STORE.

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