Han-myeong

Feb 14, 2012
Han-myeong
  • Seong Han-myeong
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    Character
    Debut: Soul Blade/Edge (console)
    Voice (E): ???
    Voice (J): ???
    Biography
    Age: 53
    Birthplace: Jirisan, Korea
    Birthday: March 31, 1538
    Blood: ???
    Height: ???
    Weight: ???
    Family: Wife and son, taken by sickness
    Daughter, Seong Mi-na
    Students, Hwang Seong-gyeong & Hong Yun-seong
    Fighting Style
    Type: Chinese Sword
    Weapon: Mountain Breaker
    Blue Storm (when player-controlled)
    Discipline: Seong Style longsword
    Seong Han-myeong is a fictional Korean character designed for the Soul Series of fighting games. Seong Han-myeong made his first and only appearance in Soul Blade, and was only playable by completing Seong Mi-na's good ending. Before Soulcalibur III, his name was written as Seung Han Myong.


    Biography: Soul Blade/Edge(top)

    Seong Han-myeong was the master of his own dojang in Jirisan, Korea. He was especially skilled in martial arts, which gained him great respect across the country. He had one daughter and one son, but his son and wife died of sickness, leaving only Seong Mi-na to continue his lineage. He worried for her every day, and taught her how to take care of herself by teaching her the ways of martial arts, and she had even become more skilled with the guan dao than he ever had, but he still wished she would settle down and stay home.

    There was another child at the dojo, the orphan Hwang Seong-gyeong, in whom Han-myeong had taken a particular interest. The young man had even distinguished himself enough to win a private lesson with the master, and Han-myeong was overwhelmed with happiness at the young man's potential. He saw this as an opportunity to have a son once again and considered adopting him, but Hwang had joined the Coastal Forces, and the opportunity never arose. He decided that once Hwang returned, he could ask him then. The young man returned sooner than expected, but it was only to ready himself for an important mission on behalf of the leader of the Coastal Forces, Admiral Yi Sun Shin, a childhood friend of Seong Han-myeong, to seek out the "Sword of Salvation," the Soul Edge. To show his appreciation, Han-myeong decided to hold a private conversation with the young man and offered to him his most prized sword, Mountain Breaker; but Hwang politely declined the offer, because it was Han-myeong's favorite weapon, but he accepted Blue Storm, one of the Seong's Family heirlooms.

    All along, Seong Mi-na had been listening in on their private conversation. Han-myeong knew she had previously tried to join the Coastal Defense but was rejected on account of her gender. The next day, as she was sneaking out of the house, he stopped her and asked where she was off to. She did not lie to him, but he was still not happy with what she had told him: She was off to find the Soul Edge on her own. He admonished her and ordered her to stay home, but she pushed him out of the way and ran off. Not long afterwards, news spread of an impending Japanese invasion of Korea, and most of his pupils left to join the Coastal Defense immediately. Upon hearing of the invasion, Hwang had cut his search short and returned home, dragging Seong Mi-na along with him. When Seong Mi-na had arrived, Han-myeong was waiting for her. He scolded her and made her endure a strict training regimen. Thanking Hwang for his help, he finally gathered the courage to ask the young man to be his son, but the offer was politely declined. Han-myeong did not give up there, for he began to plan a marriage for Hwang and Seong Mi-na, making Seong Mi-na grow very angry with him and run away soon afterwards. He was stricken with grief but also considered that perhaps he had always been too protective of her, as she was perfectly capable of taking care of herself. But she never returned for months, and he began to become extremely worried, even requesting the aid of Yi Sun Shin, who could not help him due to the invasion. But his worries were somewhat reduced when Yi Sun Shin sent Hwang on a mission to find her; and, three years later, the two of them returned. Han-myeong apologized to Seong Mi-na for being too overprotective for all those years and promised to treat her as an adult from that day forward.

    Four years later, Han-myeong had acquired another student of immeasurable potential, Hong Yun-seong, but the proud boy had sneaked away on a personal mission for the Soul Edge, taking a Seong family heirloom with him, the dao White Storm. Seong Mi-na came to Han-myeong in a private conversation and asked him to let her go to search for Yun-seong, since she felt obliged to retrieve it. Han-myeong did not want her to go, but he knew in his heart that even if he protested, she would simply run away again; he reluctantly gave her his blessing to retrieve it. By the time he considered that she would, in fact, try to seek out and destroy the Soul Edge on her journey, it was too late, and she was long gone.

    Character Artwork(top)

    Art: Soul Blade/Edge(top)

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