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Fighting Style

Nanto Hōō Ken the most powerful form of Nanto Seiken


Holy Emperor

Voice actor(s)

Banjō Ginga in the original TV series
Akio Ōtsuka in the Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu movie series
Toshihiko Seki in the Ten no Haoh anime series.

Souther' is the sole successor of the Nanto Hōō Ken (South Star Phoenix Fist) style the strongest of the Nanto Seiken, which is a purely offensive style with no defensive stance.Souther bears the destiny of the Star of Leadership, also known as Polar Star and Star of the Southern Cross. The Star of Leadership rules over the other five stars of Nanto Seiken; therefore, none of the other Nanto successors can defeat him.

Childhood and Early Life[]

Souther was once warm and loving child, adopted and raised by the previous successor and wise master of Nanto Hō-ōken, Ōgai. However, because of Nanto Hō-ōken's awful legacy, Ogai tricked Souther into killing him in order to be surpassed by his student. devastated by his master's death, Traumatized and devastated by the event, Souther disavowed all feelings of love and compassion and crushed his emotions with hate and cruelty.

Reign of the Holy Emperor[]

After the Nuclear War, Souther establishes himself as Holy Emperor and becomes a cruel and heartless man, kidnapping and enslaving children in order to build his Holy Cross Mausoleum.

After meeting Shuu, Kenshiro fights against Souther and loses horribly when Hokuto Shinken techniques proves to be ineffective on Souther's body and is brutally defeated and captured. After Shuu's death, he fights Souther again and is able to discover the secret behind Souther's immunity to Hokuto Shinken (Souther has situs inversus dextrocardia , his heart is on his right side and his pressure points' positions are subsequently reversed from where a normal person's would be). He defeats Souther with a merciful "Ujō Moshō Ha", much to his surprise. Despite his tyranny, he is shocked that Kenshiro displayed mercy towards him. He then dies in front of Ogai's shrine, regaining his humanity. In the movie Raō Den: Jun'ai no Shō, his death scene is different than in the manga or TV series; there is no reference to his sensei Ogai or the motive behind the Holy Cross Mausoleum, also the scene where he embraces his sifu's body is omitted. Instead, he commits suicide by stabbing himself with his fist, refusing to die by Hokuto Shinken.