In this Korean name, the family name is Hwang (황/黄).

Hwang Seong-gyeong (ファン・ソンギョン, Fan Songyon, Hanja: 黄星京, Hangul: 황성경) is a character in the Soul series. A Korean swordsman, Hwang made his first appearance in Soul Edge, and has returned for Soulcalibur and Soulcalibur III. Prior to Soulcalibur III, his name was written as Hwang Sung Kyung. Later makes a comeback with a new playstyle in Soulcalibur VI.

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Theme Music

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Other Media



  • Hwang was nicknamed "Hero in the Warlike Age" in Soul Edge and "Burning Patriot" in Soulcalibur.
  • His fighting style is similar to Mitsurugi's in Soul Edge, and he has some very minor similarities to Xianghua in Soulcalibur.
  • His appearance and attitude are somehow similar to Street Fighter character, Ryu, and Akira from the Virtua Fighter universe. Coincidentally, one of Akira's costumes resembles Hwang, but with a different color scheme
  • Lei Wulong can be customized to look like Hwang in Tekken 6; however, the hairstyle & headband cannot be put together.
  • In Naruto Shippūden, Konohamaru Sarutobi resembles Hwang's Soul Calibur III appearance.
  • Green is Hwang's favorite color.
  • Hwang's moves, along with that of Yun-seong, & even Seong Han-myeong, are used for Lin Fong Lee's armed fighting style in Urban Reign.

Soul Edge

  • Hwang originally doubled as a replacement for Mitsurugi in Korean releases of the game, where depicting Japanese samurai is a culturally touchy subject. He appears in other localizations of Soul Edge Version 1 (the Arcade version of Soul Blade) as a secret character. He is unlocked for Player 1 by holding the Start Button (during the entire code) with Mitsurugi highlighted and pressing Up, Down, highlightingTaki and pressing Up, Up, Down, Down, highlighting Rock and pressing Down, Up, Down, Up. A sound will confirm correct code entry. Press left to play as Hwang. For player two, at the character selection screen hold Start with Siegfried highlighted and press Up, Down. With Li Long highlighted, press Up, Up, Down, Down. With Voldo highlighted, press Down, Up, Down, Up. A sound will confirm correct code entry. Press Right to unlock Hwang. Release Start.
  • In Hwang's bad ending, "you" changes to "tou" in the English subtitles.
  • In Soul Blade, Mitsurugi and Hwang were very similar with the exception of a few attacks. In later games, both characters were given new attacks, but Hwang ended up keeping most of the ones that both had used in Soul Blade - this is most likely because Seong Han-myeong was also given these attacks (although he naturally matched Hwang more so than Mitsurugi) so it made more sense to keep these attacks as Hwang's. Mitsurugi fights quite differently in the Calibur games when compared to Soul Blade.
  • In the arcade version, he is voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa, which is also the voice actor of Hwoarang in Tekken 3, Tekken Tag Tournament (the original), and Tekken 4.
  • According to Soul Edge Official Fanbook ~Chronicle~, Hwang is a good cook but cannot handle spicy food.


  • In the versions where Arthur replaced Mitsurugi, Hwang is available from the start while Xianghua is a time-release character.
  • Hwang's "A+G" throw move in is reminiscent of one of Hwoarang's from Tekken (Falcon Dive Kick)
  • His movelist for the most part is now based off Xianghua rather than Mitsurugi. However, Hwang still retains some of Mitsurugi's moves such as "A+B," additionally Hwang still has his unique attacks from Soul Blade such as "3AAB" and "66KKK."

Soulcalibur II

  • Yun-seong's alternate costume might be a reference to Hwang.
  • Along with Li Long, Hwang can be seen briefly in the opening of Weaponmaster mode.
  • Although Hwang is not playable, the character “Assassin” uses a variant of his moveset from Soulcalibur mixed with moves from Yun-seong.
  • Additionally, Xianghua and Yun-seong can wield his weapons, Blue Storm and Blue Thunder, respectively.

Soulcalibur III

  • In Tales of Soul mode, using Kilik or Yun-seong, Hwang appears as "Unknown Soul" in the Grand Labyrinth: Darkness. In the latter case, Talim (who is following Yun-seong) will admit that it looked like their mysterious assailant was trying to test Yun-seong, rather than cause any harm.
  • While fighting against Hwang in Xianghua's extra stage, Hwang's Blue Storm may break the player's weapon easily while the player is guarding his attacks.
  • The player can use Hwang's style for a created character by equipping them with the Chinese Sword. This discipline is modeled on Hwang's style from Soul Edge and Soulcalibur, and also has similarities with Assassin in Soulcalibur II, who's style was based on Hwang.
  • Most of his parts are character creation. The only unique difference, is that the scarf is skinnier, the pants are baggier by the thighs down to the knees, and he also wears bandages on his arms under his gauntlets.
  • Hwang's Voice over is the same one used for "Young Man 2" albeit with some added lines, which match Hwang's lines in previous games, and a few standard lines moved around. However, Hwang's "death cry" in Japanese version of "Young Man 2" voice is different and has no echo unlike the other fighters.
  • Hwang does not have a stage of his own, but he can be found on Tales of Souls in the following stages as a "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge: Ling Sheng-Su Temple Ruin, Indian Port and Silk Road Ruin.
  • The CAS face used for Hwang bears a striking resemblance to Jin Kazama from the Tekken series.
  • Hwang uses some of Baek Doo San's kicking moves.
  • Hwang (while choosing only Sophitia) appears on Lotus Garden "alongside" Arthur (while choosing only Rock) or Miser (while choosing only Cervantes) as an extra stage during "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge at certain conditions on Tales of Souls from Soulcalibur III.

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

  • Hwang appears in the dialogue of The Gauntlet mode, speaking with Seong Han-myeong. He also appears as one of the development team's created characters that the player can fight against in Quick Match mode, using Yun-seong's fighting style and his nickname is "Soul Successor".

Soulcalibur V

  • Hwang is the second character officially confirmed to not return in Soulcalibur V, the first being Shura. Although a petition [1] was made in an attempt to amend this.
  • Hwang appears in Quick Battle mode using the Devil Jin moveset with an evil voice. This may mean that he has in fact turned evil, though no Quick Battle characters are considered canon.

Soulcalibur VI

  • It marks the first time his malfested version being canon. However, it is only a brief moment, as Hwang managed to escape from being malfested with his willpower, despite being infected by the Evil Seed.
  • Both Seung Mi-na's and his own Soul Chronicle contains nods to the Assassin character by having him wear a mask while incognito. His design can also be seen as a further evolution of that concept.
  • Hwang in the English dub in-game and in his Soul Chronicle is voiced by SungWon Cho, better known as longtime YouTuber, ProZD. He has also previously voiced Vaseraga in the fighting game Granblue Fantasy Versus.
  • This marks the second time Hwang's fighting style has either changed or evolved further.
  • Hwang is the third character to have first appeared in Soul Chronicle as an NPC before being made playable through DLC, the first being Amy and secondly is Cassandra.
  • He is the only character from the original timeline to not wield any of his weapons from said timeline.
  • The design is a fusion of Soulcalibur II's Assassin elements with images of taoist andearly modern European military uniforms. The silhouette is inspired by the Long-Tailed Widowbird. He keeps his spiky hair and headband as his signature. In the rough drafting stage, Project Soul started by looking for a completely different direction from the past works. They designed the image of a dark hero runs in the night, a swordsman who uses hidden weapons and talisman magics to carry out secret orders.
  • When highlight to Hwang in character select, his icon will change to unmasked version.
  • Hwang is the only character who has different default costume customization sets on each four of two player color costumes: The first two are masked, while the latter two are unmasked (the fourth one is a nod to a malfested version of his original timeline’s Player 2 costume).
  • His futuristic sword in Create-A-Soul is a reference to the Sci-Fi weapons and setting of Soulcalibur: Spirit Sword, where Hwang is the main character.
Soulcalibur Playable Characters
Introduced in Soul Edge CervantesHwangInfernoLi LongMitsurugiRockSeong Han-myeongSeong Mi-naSiegfriedSophitiaTakiVoldo
Introduced in Soulcalibur ArthurAstarothEdge MasterIvyKilikLizardmanMaxiNightmareXianghuaYoshimitsu
Introduced in Soulcalibur II AssassinBerserkerCassandraCharadeHeihachiLinkNecridRaphaelSpawnTalimYun-seong
Introduced in Soulcalibur III AbeliaAbyssAmyAureliaChesterDemuthGirardotGreedLynetteLunaMiserOlcadanRevenantSetsukaStrife AstlarTiraValeriaZasalamel
Introduced in Soulcalibur Legends Lloyd Irving
Introduced in Soulcalibur IV AlgolAngol FearThe ApprenticeAshlotteDarth VaderHildeKamikirimusiScheherazadeShuraYoda
Introduced in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny DampierreKratos
Introduced in Soulcalibur V Devil JinEzio AuditoreElysiumLeixiaNatsuPatroklos (α Patroklos)Pyrrha (Pyrrha Ω)ViolaXibaZ.W.E.I.
Introduced in Soulcalibur VI 2BAzwelGeralt of RiviaGrøhHaohmaru
Soul Edge/Soul Blade
Soul Edge (Blade)Soul Edge Official Fanbook ~Chronicle~Super Battle Sound Attack Soul EdgeSoul Edge Original Soundtrack - Khan Super SessionEdge Master Mode
CervantesHwangLi LongMitsurugiRockSeong Han-myeongSeong Mi-naSiegfried (Siegfried!)Sophitia (Sophitia! , Sophitia!!)SoulEdgeTakiVoldo
The ColiseumDesert PathEurydice Shrine - ArenaMoney Pit- The Secret TreasuryThe Narrow GorgeThe Old TempleOstrheinsburg Castle - WarThe Pirate FortressSeong DojoShrine of Confined DemonsUnknown LandValencia Port (Chaos)
SoulcaliburLegend of SoulcaliburSoulcalibur: Spirit SwordSoulcalibur (Chinese Manhua)Soulcalibur Original Soundtrack
ArthurAstarothCervantesEdge MasterHwangInfernoIvyKilikLizardmanMaxiMitsurugiNightmareRockSeong Mi-naSiegfriedSophitiaTakiVoldoXianghuaYoshimitsu
The ColiseumChaosCity of WaterEmperor's GardenHarbor of SoulsHoko TempleKunpaetku ShrineMaze of the DeadMoney PitOstrheinsburg CastlePalgaea ShrineProving GroundsShrine of EurydiceSilk Road RuinTakamatsu CastleThe Adrian and The FortressValentine MansionWater Labyrinth
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