Pai Chan in Virtua Fighter 5
|Fighting Style||Mízōngquán (Ensei-ken)|
|Birthday||May 17, 1975|
|Voice Actor||Unknown (VF1)|
Junko Iwao (VF2)
Minami Takayama (since VF3)
Evelyn Huynh (VQ (English))
Naoko Matsui (anime (Japanese))
Amy Tipton (anime (English))
Pai Chan (パイ・チェン, Pai Chen) (born May 17, 1975; Hong Kong) is a fictional Chinese character in the video game series Virtua Fighter. She is a martial arts movie star in her hometown, and the daughter of renowned Chinese martial artist Lau Chan. Her fighting style is Mízōngquán (pronounced "Ensei-ken" in Japanese).
Pai has a cheerful and determined personality, although her moods can change very rapidly depending on the situation. When she's not busy with her career as a movie actress, she devotes her time and attention to her training in the hopes of surpassing her father. Originally, she had a strained relationship with Lau after the death of her mother. However, when she discovered Lau was dying from a rare terminal illness, Pai entered the World Fighting Tournament to prove emotionally and physically that she has what it takes to succeed his legacy.
Pai is a leading star in Hong Kong action films. Her moods change as quickly as a cat's - she can erupt in passion in one minute, and turn icy cold in the next. Lau's only daughter, Pai was specially trained by her father in martial arts from a young age. However, while Lau obsessively strove on with his training, Pai's mother worked so hard to support the family that she died of overwork. Her death devastated Pai and she blamed it on Lau; she swore that one day she would beat him. Two years later, she was a success in the movie industry. When she received word that her father was going to enter the World Fighting Tournament, she also decided to enter.
Virtua Fighter 2
Pai took part in the First World Fighting Tournament to test her skills. It revealed that she was rather weak and she decided to train for a year before the Second World Fighting Tournament. During the past year, she incorporated her own techniques and tactics she had discovered. She is determined to defeat (this time for sure) her father for pursuing his own ideals at the expense of his family.
Virtua Fighter 3
Although Pai lost to her father, Lau, a second time, she left the tournament with a new perspective on her father. What is it that he seeks with his fists that is so important that he would forsake his family? Pondering that, Pai began working on her new world-spanning, big budget film, until she heard that there would be a 3rd tournament.
Virtua Fighter 4
After being defeated in the 3rd world tournament and discovering that her skills matched close to her father's, Pai went back to Hong Kong to concentrate on her acting career. Although her work schedule was hectic, she continued to train and managed to bring herself to another level. One day she hears of Lau's intention to find a suitable successor in the 4th world tournament. Finding it strange, she investigates the matter and discovered Lau's terminal illness. She too decides to join the 4th world tournament to prove that she is a worthy successor to her father's legacy.
Virtua Fighter 5
Pai had entered the Fourth World Fighting Tournament out of concern for her sick father, Lau. But before she could see him, she was defeated and had to leave the tournament.
Pai searched for her father afterward, and found him just in time to save the weakened Lau from Lei-Fei's killing blow. Hit with the realization that Lau did not have long to live, Pai realized that she could do nothing for her father–she had to respect his desire to pursue ultimate strength for as long as he lived.
So when Pai learned that Lau was participating in the fifth tournament, she decided to enter as well, telling herself that the only way she can show her love for her father is to be strong, both emotionally and in combat.
Virtua Fighter Kids
In Virtua Fighter Kids, Pai is depicted as a young girl (six to eight years old). In this variant of Virtua Fighter 2, she is seen as a martial arts child actress, working on a movie with super deformed depictions of the Virtua Cop characters as her co-stars and fans.
Pai appeared with the entire Virtua Fighter 2 cast in the Sega Saturn game Fighters Megamix.
Dead or Alive 5
Project X Zone
Pai appears with Akira in the crossover game, Project X Zone, a Nintendo 3DS RPG featuring characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai, and SEGA.
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax
Pai appears as an assist character for a boss character in the 2D crossover fighting game, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. Akira also appears as a boss. However both Akira and Pai, along with other Sega guests, Selvaria Bles and the assist character Alicia Melchiotte becomes regular characters in Igntion update.
Project X Zone 2
Pai appears as a solo unit in the crossover game, Project X Zone 2.
Virtua Fighter Anime
Initially meeting with Akira Yuki after an encounter in the Los Angeles Chinatown district, she joins up with him so as to avoid being hunted down by renegade Koenkan fighters, her estranged father, Lau Chan and her supposed fiancée, Liu Kowloon. In the series, Pai gets along with Akira despite his everlasting appetite. According to her (unlike her video game counterpart), she learned Ensei-ken forcibly by her father when she was a little girl, rather than by his kind persuasion.
Her mother, never shown in the games themselves, was instead shown in the anime, having died of an illness when she was little as opposed to Pai's mother dying when she was 16. Throughout the series Pai and Akira begin to have strong feelings for each other. Pai was voiced by Naoko Matsui in Japanese and by Amy Tipton in English.
- Daughter of Lau Chan.
- Rival of Lei-Fei.
- Admired by Eileen.
- Partnered with Akira Yuki in Project X Zone and Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.
Quotes and Winning Poses
Pai has had a number of famous quotes and winning poses throughout the Virtua Fighter series. The most notable quote of hers is あなたには功夫が足りないわ (Anata niwa kunfū ga tarinai wa), translated from Japanese as "Your Kung Fu was not enough." One of her trademark poses is when she does her "crane standing in flock of chicken" stance.
- 修行の成果…見せるわよ。(Shugyō-no seika… miseru-wa-yo.) — I'll show you… the results of my training.
- いっくわよ！(Iku-wa-yo!) — Here I come!
- 怪我しても知らないわよッ！(Kega-shitemo shiranai-wa-yo~!) — Don't blame me if you get hurt!
- 準備わいい？(Junbi-wa-ii?) — Are you ready? (VF5FS)
- いただき！(Itadaki!) — Caught you!
- 甘いわね！(Amai-wa-ne!) — Too easy!
- 私の方が強かったみたいね！(Watashi-no ho-ga tsuyokatta-mitai-ne!) — Looks like I was stronger!
- あなたには功夫が足りないわ。(Anata niwa kunfū ga tarinai wa) — You sadly lack real Kung Fu skills/Your Kung Fu was not enough.
- 大したことないわね…。(Tashita koto nai-wa-ne…) — You weren't such a big deal after all…
- また、いつでもかかってらっしゃい！(Mata, itsu demo kakatte rasshai!) — You're welcomed to fight me again anytime! (VF5, VF5R)
- 今日は私の勝ちね！(Kyō-wa watashi-no kachi-ne!) — I won today! (VF5FS)
- あなたの小劇、止まって見えたわ。(Anata-no kogeki, tomatte-mieta-wa.) — It's like your attacks were frozen in time. -w/ Twirling Hoop
- 勝てるとでも思ったの？ハハハハ！(Kateru-to demo omotta-no? Hahahaha!) — Did you seriously think you could win? Hahahaha! -w/ Hop-aboard Panda
- 居わ私の勝ちね！(Kyo-wa watashi-no kachi-ne!) — I won today! -w/ Longsword; Ball
- 今のがあなたの全力？(Ima-no-ga anata-no zenryoku?) — Was that really the best you could do? -w/ Stacking Bamboo Basket
- これでも手加減してあげたのよ。(Koredemo tekagen shiteageta-no-yo…) — And to think, I was going easy on you… -w/ Flag
- 嘘…このはずじゃ…(Uso… kono hazu-ja…) — Unbelievable… It wasn't supposed to be like this…
- 手加減しないわよ！(Tekagen shinai-wa-yo!) — I won't hold anything back!
|Virtua Fighter Series|
|Main Series||Virtua Fighter (Remix) • 2 • 3 • 4 (Evolution, Final Tuned) • 5 (R, Final Showdown)|
|Related Games||Virtua Fighter Animation • Virtua Fighter Kids • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series • GG Portrait • Fighters Megamix • Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary • Virtua Quest|
|Characters||Akira Yuki • Pai Chan • Lau Chan • Wolf Hawkfield • Jeffry McWild • Kage-Maru • Sarah Bryant • Jacky Bryant • Dural • Siba • Shun Di • Lion Rafale • Aoi Umenokoji • Taka‑Arashi • Lei‑Fei • Vanessa Lewis • Brad Burns • Goh Hinogami • Eileen • El Blaze • Jean Kujo|
|Other Media||Virtua Fighter (comic book) • Virtua Fighter (anime)|