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It'll be years before you can stand in my way!
~ Ren after attacking Ryo when they first meet.

Wuying Ren, also known as Ren of Heavens, is the deuteragonist of Shenmue II and the tritagonist of Shenmue III. He is the leader of the Heavens gang in Aberdeen.

He first appears as an antagonist in Shenmue II and is a dangerous thief who is selfish and obsessed with money, but develops into the deuteragonist of the game, and becomes less selfish and more heroic, and helps the protagonist Ryo Hazuki on many occasions. He helps Ryo rescue Yuanda Zhu and defeat the Yellow Head gang. At the end of the game, Ryo meets Shenhua Ling, who then becomes the deuteragonist of Shenmue III. Ryo reunites with Ren in this game and Ren becomes the tritagonist of the game, and helps Ryo and Shenhua.


Ryo first contacted Ren after being told to find him, because Ren knew where Yuanda Zhu was. After giving him $500, Ren agreed to meet Ryo, although he used a knife to find him, however, Ryo must stop him before he suffered any harm. Seeing Ryo very seriously (if the player succeeds the Command QTE fight with him), he agreed to show him to Ryo where Yuanda Zhu is located and take him to a warehouse in the area where a certain transaction is decreasing. However, this was a setting for Ren. He found the lights and stole all the money exchanged, but let Ryo oppose the dealer himself, one of which we later learned was Yuan, the executive of the Yellow Head gang that is rivals with Ren's gang. If the player fails the Command QTE fight with Ren, this scene is skipped, and the following scene is triggered the next day, while Ryo heals from his injuries on Wong's boat that night. Thinking of this is the last time he will see him, Ren returns to Pigeon Park to meet Larry, Sam, and Cool Z is defeated by Ryo again. Ren agreed to tell him where Yuanda Zhu was, as long as he could grab him and run away.

Of course, Ryo chased and followed Ren into Lucky Plaza, which is under construction at Queen's Street. Although many attempts to slow Ryo down by kicking over debris, Ren was chased to the roof and he began to climb back to the scaffolding, thinking that Ryo would not follow. However, Ryo did and the increased weight caused the scaffolding to collapse, sending both of them to the back of the covered wagon under the ground. Right here, when they held their breath, Ren found the phoenix mirror that fell in Ryo's pocket during the fall. After hearing Ryo's story about how he followed Lan Di, he met him as a member of Chi You Men, and he became more interested in helping Ryo, thinking that there must be a lot of money tied to anything that is happening. Soon after, Ren told Ryo that Yuanda Zhu was in Kowloon and was there to meet him.

Ren and Cool Z arrived in Kowloon before Ryo, waiting for him to hide in Long Street. They went to visit Yang. He said that he had worked for Yuanda Zhu before. Once they arrived, Yang met with Zhu in the Dragon Dance Building. However, the meeting was a set-up and the two are lead to the Yellow Heads gang leader Dou Niu. Unable to escape, they were handcuffed and locked in a small room. But later on, he and Ryo are saved by Wong.

In a walled city, he helped Ryo find Zhu and fight the dangerous yellow-headed gang by collecting information, but also made full use of Ryo to do a lot of hard work. Although he thinks that Ryo will kill himself and chase Lan Di and Yellow Heads, he can find himself marking the ride anyway, and then his neck is on him. When it was revealed that the treasure was related to the mirror, he seemed to be planning to follow Ryo to Guilin.


  • Initially he was going to be called "Ryu" or "Fei". However, the Shenmue team found out that those names often appeared in other companies' games.


           Shenmuelogo.png Heroes

Main Heroes
Ryo Hazuki | Shenhua Ling | Nozomi Harasaki | Wuying Ren

Secondary Heroes
Guizhang Chen | Joy | Xiuying Hong | Xianweng Ni | Fangmei Xun

Other Heroes
Iwao Hazuki | Ine Hayata | Yaowen Chen | Masayuki Fukuhara | Megumi Mishima | Yuanda Zhu | Jianmin Tao | Shuqin Zhang | Zhangyu Kong | Zongquan Bai | Delin Hong

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Yellow Heroes
Shenhua | AiAi | Werebear | Charmy Bee | Alis Landale | Gus | ChuBei | Cream | Alicia Melchiott | Joe Musashi | Thomas Rogan | Tails | Goro Majima | Kage-Maru | Adam Hunter

Blue Heroes
Gena | G | Rouge | Ax Battler | Baby | DJ Professor K | Sonic | Ageha | Rolf | Silver | Chuih | Axel Stone | Kazuma Kiryu | Sarah Bryant | Ryo Hazuki

Green Heroes
Gum | Weredragon | Amy Rose | Vector | Axel | ChuBach | Big | Hotsuma | Ren of Heavens | Welkin Gunther | GonGon | Gilius | Akira Yuki | Taiga Saejima

Red Heroes
Werewolf | Beat | B.D. Joe | Tom Johnson | ChuPea | Blaze Fielding | Hibana | Espio | Largo Potter | Pai Chan | Knuckles | Shun Akiyama | Tyris Flare | Shadow

Other Characters
Metal Sonic | ChuChus | Cheese