|Chai - チャイ|
|Appears in||Shenmue I|
Chai (チャイ) is a low ranking member of the Chi You Men who stalks Ryo and learns of the existence of the Phoenix Mirror. He seems eager to impress LanDi and work for him, so makes it his goal to get the Phoenix Mirror from Ryo so that he can pass it on to LanDi. He also becomes involved with Terry and the Mad Angels to further his goals. Chai uses a strange style of martial arts which seem to match well with his strange appearance and physique.
Chai first appears in Yokosuka, although it is unclear whether he was sent there by LanDi or followed on his own accord. Either way, he keeps a close eye on Ryo and those around him, eventually discovering that Ryo has in his possession the Phoenix Mirror. He follows him all the way to the New Yokosuka Harbour District where Ryo is meeting with Guizhang and Master Chen and manages to steal the mirror. However his victory is short lived and the mirror is taken back by the combined effort of Guizhang and Ryo. Chai doesn't quit there and swears to get back at them, so goes into league with Terry, the leader of a notorious gang called the Mad Angels that operates in the harbour who have also been having trouble with Ryo and Guizhang. With their combined efforts they kidnap Nozomi to lure Ryo to meet them at the harbour. This attempt at dealing with Ryo again fails as not only does he rescue Nozomi, but, with the help of Guizhang, puts the Mad Angels in their place too, defeating the entirety of the gang in a large scale fight. Shortly after, as Ryo and Guizhang are about to leave for Hong Kong, Chai appears again to take the mirror. Hanging on a suspended metal bar above them, Chai drops it down on Ryo, but at the last moment Guizhang pushes Ryo out of the way, saving him but badly injuring his own leg in the process. Chai then proceeds to fight Ryo but ultimately is defeated and falls into the sea.
In an unlockable bonus comic included on the Xbox version of Shenmue II, Chai is depicted as following Ryo onto the boat to Hong Kong and making another attempt to fight with him. He even kidnaps a young girl who is a passenger aboard the ship to entice Ryo to fight him, but is defeated and, once again, knocked into the ocean.
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