Hwang Seong-gyeong (Hanja: 黄星京 Hangul: 황성경, Hwang Seonggyeong; Japanese: ファン・ソンギョン, Fan Songyon) is a Korean character in the Soul series. He 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.
Hwang grew up poor. His parents had a strong sense of justice, which eventually led to their downfall. He grew up and eventually enrolled himself in a dojo to learn to use the long blade. It didn't take him long to become the best student in the dojo. He finally was good enough to be taught by the master himself, Master Seong.
Seong Han-myeong was happy to have such a gifted student. He was seriously thinking about adopting Hwang as his son. however, he never had a chance to do so. Of all of the Asian countries, Japan was the first to start invading the others. A coast guard was quickly formed and led by Lee Sun Shin. Hwang was first to volunteer. When rumours if the Sword of Salvation spread the country, Hwang was sent out to find it.
Hwang was on a quest to find Soul Edge, the "Sword of Salvation," when he received news of an impending invasion of his homeland. He cut his quest short and returned home, dragging Seong Mi-na, the runaway daughter of his master, Seong Han-myeong. Soon, he rejoined the Coast Guard, only to receive news that Seong Mi-na had run away again. Angered by this, he lost his better judgment and led his crew into a pirate's trap. Many lives were lost.
Hwang's Superior, Admiral Lee Sun Shin, dismissed him from the Coast Guard after this, and gave him a new set of orders. He was to aid Seong Han-myeong in finding Seong Mi-na, under the guise of searching for the Sword of Salvation. He immediately set off for the west again.