|Epithet:||"The Howling Fighting Spirit"|
|Affiliations:||Village of the Dawn|
|Relatives:||Pa Paing (biological father)|
Ne Win Paing (brother)
Yoroizuka Sanemitsu (adoptive father)
|Total Assets Acquired:||¥200,969,000,000|
|Manga Debut:||Chapter 39|
|Seiyuu:||Nobuyuki Hiyama (drama CD)|
Yoroizuka Saw Paing (鎧塚 サーパイン, Yoroizuka Sa-pain; "Saw Paing Yoroizuka"), also known as "The Howling Fighting Spirit", is the affiliated fighter of Village of the Dawn in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament.
Saw Paing is a Burmese man who is slightly older than he looks with a youthful hairless visage, naturally spiky voluminous black hair, pale eyes and an overly determined expression painted on his face.
Saw Paing is the polar opposite of his self-proclaimed rival, Gaolang Wongsawat; while the latter is calm and apathetic, Saw Paing is hot-blooded, brash, and easily excitable. He is a frequent shouter, and yells loud enough to drown out the announcer on the mic in a crowded stadium. His adoptive father, Sanemitsu, casually states that Saw Paing is not a very intelligent person.
His rivalry with Gaolang is one-sided; after he was beaten by Gaolang in a cross-border match, he frequently snuck across the border and climbed up Gaolang's high-rise apartment to challenge him to a rematch, much to the latter's annoyance.
At the age of 16, Saw Paing participated in the annual cross-border match between Myanmar and Thailand. There, he encountered Gaolang for the first time and was defeated in their fight by judge's decision.
On board the S.S. Kengan, Saw Paing surprised an exasperated Gaolang by his presence as an affiliated fighter in the tournament. Over the course of the days leading up to the opening day of the tournament, Saw Paing hung around with a stoicly indifferent Gaolang.
During the first round, Saw Paing made a hot-blooded reply to Gaolang's unimpressed comment about Raian while watching the Kure Raian vs Mokichi Robinson fight. Later, as the Murobuchi Gozo vs Wakatsuki Takeshi fight was about to start, upon Gaolang asking what he made of the fight, Saw Paing replied that he was fired up. Before his first round match, Saw Paing told Sanemitsu he was all fired up. Being announced, Saw Paing leapt out into the arena, yelling so loud that he drowned out the commentator and the audience. Representing the Village of the Dawn in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament he fought against Karo Yoshinari.
The following contains HEAVY SPOILERS! Read on at your own caution!
In the second round he fought against Mikazuchi Rei. Despite Rei's incredible speed, Saw Paing withstood his opponent's assaults with his incredibly strong skeleton by rolling up into a ball, neutralising his weakpoints. Going on the offensive, Saw Paing attacked using his Hammer of Burma technique, but Rei countered by ducking, causing Saw Paing to hit his chin onto Rei's head, injuring himself greatly. With Rei landing a second attack on to Saw Paing's chin, the Burmese man consequently knocked out.
End of spoilers!
Power & AbilitiesEdit
Saw Paing uses Lethwei, or Burmese kickboxing, which is similar to Muay Thai, but with the major difference that they do not use padding for their hands which makes fractures a more common occurrence. Due to a repeated process of breaking and healing bones over his entire life, Saw Paing's skeleton is as sturdy as metal, allowing him to withstand the most powerful of blows. Saw Paing's strongest body part is his skull, which is like a steel helmet that can protect him from blows that would give a normal human a serious concussion. He remains the only fighter against whom Gaolang Wongsawat won by points, and not by knockout, purely due to his resilience. Despite Saw Paing being a hot-blooded idiot, he has shown some tactical prowess when fighting.
- Hammer of Burma: Saw Paing's most powerful attack is a headbutt which is strong enough to leave a hole in the ground because his skull is as hard as a steel.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- Burmese names consist of between two and four syllables, and when written in English, these syllables are usually spaced out. There are no surnames. Therefore, "Saw Paing" is his given name and full Burmese name, not his first name and middle name, and "Yoroizuka" is the surname given to him when he was adopted into a Japanese family.