Hwoarang (Korean/Hangul: 화랑 |Hanja: 花郎 Hwoarang) is a character in the Tekken series who first appeared in Tekken 3 and returned in all subsequent games. He is the Taekwondo student of Baek Doo San, and entered the third Tournament to get revenge on Ogre for "killing" his master. He has also become Jin Kazama's rival after the two fought to a draw in one of Hwoarang's street matches before the events of Tekken 3.
A student of Baek, Hwoarang studies the art of Tae Kwon Do. He has lighting fast kicks and speed. Hwoarang was drafted into the military back in his homeland of Korea and was assigned to a special operations division. Although his successes in various missions were highly regarded along with his prowess at Tae Kwon Do and combat techniques, his penchant for disobeying rules and orders gave his senior officers more than a few headaches.
Hwoarang was uninterested in military life and felt a strange emptiness within him. He longingly recalled the days of hustling money in street fights and the rush he experienced from hand-to-hand combat. He often thought of one fight in particular, the fight against Jin Kazama. These longings could not be quelled by the military. One day, Hwoarang found out about the announcement of the next Tournament. Hwoarang's blood stirred. He would defeat Jin, Heihachi Mishima, and anyone else who dared to challenge him to claim the Mishima Zaibatsu. Filled with excitement he hasn't felt in years, Hwoarang slipped out from the military base and headed for the Tournament.
During the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Hwoarang faced Jin and defeated him. While Jin was lying on the ground suddenly he roars paranormally, produces a gale that blows Hwoarang away. From Jin's back 2 black wings spread and Jin stands up with the his devil form. Hwoarang is at his wits end - he is not able to fight back Jin and soon he is knocked unconscious. When Hwoarang wakes up he founds himself in the hospital. Nearby he sees Baek standing as a visitor. Hwoarang hears the details from Baek. He ignores his nurse, tries to move from his bed, falls down in order to beseech Baek to make him stronger. After leaving the Hospital, Hwoarang starts training with unprecedented devoutness in order to defeat the "paranormal" Jin. Thus with the announcement of King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 he repairs to the tournament.
Hwoarang is a hot-headed, impulsive, cocky, arrogant person who fighting as he likes boast about his skills and strength. He is rebellious and doesn't like to listen to others. The only person he ever listens to, obediently, is his beloved master Baek. Hwoarang also tends to hold a grudge against his enemies.