Kaioh Dorian (怒李庵 海王, Dorian Kaiō) is a fictional character from anime and manga series of Baki the Grappler. He is one of the five escapees who track down Tokyo's fighters.


Dorian is calm and relaxed most of the time. Despite being a great Chinese Kenpo fighter and achieving the title of Kaioh, Dorian somehow lost his faith in martial arts, or just abandoned them because of his own ego. In battle, he usually counts on his gadgets and dirty tactics to win. One of his favorite tricks is to suddenly start crying, bewildering his opponent and making them feel pity. Dorian occasionally shows a more childish side to his personality, such as his enjoyment of the amusement park rides before his battle with Atsushi Suedo.

He had never been defeated in his life, and became mentally disabled after losing to Kaioh Retsu. His world view up to that point had been shattered, and his mind has basically erased everything that was associated with who he was in regards to his goal for defeat. Having realized that never knowing defeat means he has never succeeded in his goal, his mind basically ereased who he even was, his "ego" (self). He now has the personality of a small and innocent child who loves candies.


Dorian is an old muscular tall man, He has long gray hair which in his debut he wore a bandana over, he used to have a long beard, but some time later, he shaved his beard into a thick moustache. In his youth his hair was blond.



In his youth he was a Private in the United States Army shortly after World War II, and was stationed in Japan where he presumably started learning martial arts. He became a practitioner of Chinese kenpo and learned from the same school, and reached the same rank of Kaioh as Retsu, the first Western man in history to attain that title. Retsu is younger, and obtained the Kaioh rank after Dorian had already left the temple. They shared the same Master, Ryu Kaioh.

Most Evil Death Row Convicts Saga Edit

It is unknown how he became a criminal. He was sentenced to death by hanging. But, he managed to trick the guards and kill them all. His first appearance in Japan is at the Shinshinkai Dojo, where Kaioh Retsu and Katsumi Orochi are sparring against one another. Dorian appears and asks a fight Doppo Orochi. Katsumi is insulted by Dorian's presence and orders him to take his shoes off. Dorian agrees and then jabs his fingers into Katsumi's eyes. Then he takes Katsumi's black belt and strangles him with it. Katsumi uses the median point kick on Dorian, but it has little effect as Dorian kicks a piece of wood into Katsumi's throat, severely wounding him. As he walks out Retsu confronts him. Dorian begins to cry and tries to blow hair into Retsu's eye, but Retsu counters. Dorian laughs before telling Retsu good luck and sets Retsu on fire before escaping.

The next time he is shown, he is gathered in the underground arena with the other four convicts, and agrees to the terms of a no rule fight between any of the other six contenders gathered by Mitsunari Tokugawa. He, Doppo and Retsu then begin to walk off to a disclosed location to prepare for a fight, before Doppo uses a sneak attack and smashes Dorian's face with his backpack. Dorian however, used a hidden piece of wire within that instant to wrap it around Doppo's hand, and before Retsu can warn him, slices off Doppo's hand. Doppo punches Dorian in the face and retreats.

After that Dorian is not seen until the six fighters are gathered by Tokugawa, where Dorian crashes the meeting and tries to get into a fight with the other fighters. Before he can set the area ablaze with some gasoline he brought, Katsumi sneaks behind him and sets him on fire with the gasoline Dorian was carrying. Kiyosumi Katou also manages to sneak an attack as well, and slices his ear off with a piece of fishing wire. Dorian uses a hand grenade hidden in his stomach and retreats into the sewers. Katou follows behind and finds him hiding in the sewers. Katou attempts to beat Dorian, and during the fight Dorian slices Katou's face with his hands covered in glass and glue. Katou however takes the beating and throws glass bottles to give himself and opening against him. At this point it seems like Katou is winning, before suddenly realizing Dorian sustained no injuries. It turns out Katou was under Dorian's hypnosis, and begins to brutally beat Katou while singing in French. He then slices Katou's neck with his piano wire and stuffs him in a boxing bag in the Shinshinkai Dojo, leaving him for dead.

This makes him public enemies with the entire Shinshinkai school, and after Katsumi puts wanted posts of him in every Dojo in the country, he goes incognito at a fancy restaurant, before having his cover blown by the waiter. The waiter warns him of the status he gained as public enemy number one, before leaving in a taxi. The taxi driver also says he is part of the Shinshinkai school and threatens Dorian with an entire entourage of dozens of cars trailing him, all belonging to Shinshinkai karate. The entourage then drops Dorian off in an empty amusement park. Dorian challenges and effortlessly beats a member of the school, before taunting the mob and walking inside the carnival. There, he is greeted by the park manager, Ashida, dressed as a clown, who allows Dorian to use the park since he too is a student of Shinshinkai Karate. Dorian is enjoying himself on many of the rides before being kicked off the teacups ride by Shinshinkai student Atsushi Suedo. Suedo is a third bar black belt who trained with Katou since they started karate, and was Katou's extremely close best friend. Enraged by what Dorian did to his best friend, Suedo exclaims that he does not care if he dies to avenge Katou tonight. He then gets into a brief fight his Dorian before Dorian runs away. After chasing after him, Suedo finds Dorian standing on a rollarcoaster ride. Before the ride takes off, Suedo jumps into the cab with Dorian. Dorian mocks Suedo by stating Suedo does not care if he dies tonight. He then tells Suedo that the only thing that will happen is that if he falls off the rollercoaster, he will die. He then gets behind Suedo and puts him in a chokehold. The turbulence causes both of them to fall into their seats, and Suedo has a hard time maintaining balance during the fight. A thought then comes to his mind as he remembers Doppo Orochi telling him to use the Sanchin, a stance that was invented by samurai fighting on boats, as it greatly improves stability. Suedo uses the Sanchin and begins getting the upper hand, but not before he is taken off guard and tackled off the rollarcoaster. Dorian mocks Suedo again reminding him how he said he doesn't care if he dies for Katou, and both hit the ground. Dorian gets up and explains he used his secret wire to catch his fall and lessen his impact while Suedo loses consciousnesses. Dorian begins laughing maniacally before Katsumi and Retsu show up, Katsumi threatening to kill Doppo for all the trouble he's caused.

Before Katsumi can fight Dorian, Doppo arrives with his arm in a cast, stating that he will fight Dorian instead against Katsumi's objections. Dorian replies that he will face Doppo as a Kenpo practitioner, which Retsu recognizes as Dorian being the famous Kenpo-ka that dug a tunnel with his bare hands and being the only westerner in history to receive the title of Kaioh. He bows to Dorian in begrudging respect against Katsumi's dismay. Doppo then undresses into his Tiger Killer outfit, before explaining the legend of him killing a tiger. He then attacks Dorian, and punches him with his cast, breaking it and revealing his newly reattached hand. He and Dorian then get into a intense fight, with Doppo punching a bottle of acid out of Dorian's stomach. Dorian then explains that Doppo will never defeat him due to his only martial art mastery of Karate before doing a Kenpo kata. In reality, he is hypnotizing Doppo, and then uses this advantage to strike Doppo while he's hypnotized. When he attacks Doppo however, Doppo manages to block his strike, shocking Dorian. Doppo then goes on the offensive and brutally beats down Dorian, because even though Doppo is hypnotized, his mastery of karate is so refined that his mind is always in a mental state of battle, and correctly predicts every attack Dorian would make, simulated or real. He then uses his Seiken to break Dorians sternum before smashing his needs and dislocating his fingers. Dorian is now in an actual state of fear, and before Doppo finishes him off, Katou appears, comatose and pushed in a wheelchair. The doctor gets extremely upset that Katou is being brought out to fight in his condition, but while he and Doppo argue, Katou gets up out of his wheelchair, and stumbles towards Dorian. Dorian's teeth now chatter in fear as Dorian is terrified of being defeated. Doppo then tells Katou to destroy Dorian, and Katou lets out a mighty yell before Dorian publicly exclaims that he is defeated, before bawling his eyes out.

He and Katou are then taken to the hospital where doctors find a black object in his wrist. Dorian however escapes his room and confronts Katou, who is still in a coma, and explains how he could easily kill Katou in the state he is in. He instead jumps out a window and disappears. Meanwhile Doppo Orochi enters his home after the fight, only to find it completely smashed and ruined. He doesn't find his wife and assumes foul play, and begins to rip his suit and scream Dorian's name, but before he can react, Dorian slams Doppo in the face with a bomb hidden in his wrist, which creates a large explosion and completely mutilates Doppo's face. Dorian then begins to sing in French again while Doppo loses consciousness. As Dorian walks with a trail of blood behind him, Retsu confronts Doppo, and tells him that he is a true loser, because even though he has never been defeated, he has never won a fight either. Dorian realizes this and as Retsu strikes him in the face, comes to terms with his defeat and removes the ego block his mind, reducing him to that of a mere child. As he is being taken into custody, he tells Retsu that his father only gave him two pieces of candy, and that all he wants is candy. Retsu, extremely sympathetic for Dorian, tells Dorian that he will buy him as much candy as he desires, with tears forming in his eyes, much to the delight of Dorian.


Dorian is a legendary Chinese Kenpo fighter. He once dug a tunnel with his hands and feet as tools in one night. His large body made him immensely strong. He could kick a barrel that Kiyosumi Katou could barely dodge. Besides martial arts he also knows a form of hypnosis to cloud his opponents' senses and allows Dorian to defeat them. With that skill, he performs to put his opponent into a hypnotic state that makes the opponent think he is more powerful than him, but in reality he is a lot weaker.

Of all the five convicts, he is most notable for using a wide variety of tools during fights, such as flammable materials and lightweight wire. During a fight with Katou, he covered his hands with grease and then rolled them in broken glass. When Doppo Orochi punched and destroyed his jaw, Dorian used his teeth as a makeshift projectile. He can store many weapons in his stomach, such as grenade or acid bottle. He also has a bomb in his wrist. Dorian is also good in using dirty tricks: he threw his boot to distract Katsumi Orochi and kicked him; he pretended to cry and distracted Kaioh Retsu; during his first fight with Doppo, lowered his guard to cut off his arm.

Dorian has great durability and pain tolerance: he survived after being hanged up for 10 minutes; he was still standing after being burn by Katsumi and after had his ear cut off by Katou; after being defeated by Doppo Orochi, despite of the injuries, he escaped from the hospital and attacked Doppo with a bomb.

During his fight with Katou, he used a move that seems to be quite similar to Sunkei, the technique that Kaioh Retsu uses, but instead of a punch, Dorian did it with a palm strike and it seemed to be weaker than original, since it did not manage to knock Katou out completely.

After becoming mentally disabled, Dorian lost all the capability to fight, which is seen in how he lost his match in the Great Chinese tournament without even attempting to land a single strike on his opponent and only caring about losing his candy due to a blow to the head he received which knocked it out of his mouth. He has managed to keep his endurance though, as he got up almost immediately after the match was over and walked away peacefully. The difference between his endurance and fighting skill was so big that his opponent followed him and his "manager" Biscuit Oliva to the backstage and demanded a rematch, prompting Oliva to explain Dorian's mental impairment to him.



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