Gang Ryong (강룡, Gang Lyong) is the tavern delivery boy and the disciple of the "Heavenly Destroyer", Dokgo Ryong.

Appearance & PersonalityEdit

Ryong is a short, plump young man with long black hair that he ties into a ponytail and pale brown eyes. His general appearance is very unassuming leading many to underestimate him. He also generally wears a jolly and bright expression on his face.

Ryong is a cheerful guy who rarely has a frown on his face. He has a strong sense of justice and is always willing to step in and help those who look like they are in trouble; he once forsook sleep for several days to make sure the Elder was safe from an assassin. Despite this, a few people have experienced Ryong's incredibly intimidating murderous intent, with one likening him to a demon and a great tiger.[1] He initially seemed to be somewhat naïve, finding himself interrupting and getting engaged in the middle of fights without knowing the situation.

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At some point he was adopted by Dogko Ryong who then proceeded to train him in the ways of the Divine Heavenly Destruction Techniques as well as prepare him to take revenge on the ones who betrayed him.


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Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Gosu fight, Two Wheels of Devastation vs Berserker Lightning

Gang Ryong's Two Wheels of Devastation clashes with Sa Paecheon's Berserker Lightning

Having learned everything about the twelve Divine Heavenly Destruction techniques, Gang Ryong is an extremely powerful combatant, both unarmed and when wielding a weapon; he was able to fight a high-level swordsman on equal footing with nothing but the old wooden staff he was travelling with.[2] Ryong also appears to know basic recovery techniques, being able to analyse and fix the injuries of an injured martial artist.[3]

Immense Inner Ki: He has been noted as having great inner ki, being able to drastically increase the physical properties of an old wooden staff enabling Ryong to combat Soh Jinhong's sword, with the latter being unable to cut through it for the majority of the fight.[2] Woobok further comments on the sheer volume of ki that Ryong possesses, wondering if it was even possible for someone of Ryong's age to be able to possess such a high level of ki based on training alone.[4] Ryong's ki prowess also extends to being able to put up reflective ki barriers in order to block and mitigate the damage he would incur from powerful attacks.[5][6]

Immense Physical Strength: Ryong is much more physically powerful than he superficially appears, being able to level great rock faces and the ground with single strikes.[3][2]

Immense Physical Speed: He is quick and deceptively light on his feet, being able to run at great speed without triggering sensitive traps set by fixers.[7] In his first encounter with Soh Jinhong, Ryong managed to intercept the assassin's attack upon the Elder; the movement was so fast, the Elder barely noticed what had occurred.[8] During his most recent fight with Soh Jinhong, he briefly moved at such great speed that even Yang Jeonghak couldn't perceive his movements.[9]

Immense Endurance: Ryong has proven to be an extremely resilient and persistent combatant, tanking seriously powerful blows and being able to continue fighting. This was shown during his fight with Sa Paecheon when he was able to endure all of the man's hits, as well as being impaled in the torso with poison-coated whips, and continue fighting, going on to eventually defeat Sa Paecheon.[10]

Immense Reflexes: His reflexes and general awareness are at superhuman levels, enabling to effortlessly evade other people's attacks without much effort. Ryong's immense reflexes also allow him to mitigate damage from surprise attacks, as seen when he used reflective ki to soften and counter Sa Paecheon's strikes.[6]

Poison Resistance: Having gone through intense training to counter the Poison Arts, Ryong has developed an incredible resistance to poisons.[11] He was able to drink wine laced with enough poison to take down a bear without suffering any impairment.[11]

Silent Communication: Gwi Yeong was somehow able to have a full non-verbal conversation with Ryong using a yet unknown mean.[12]

Divine Heavenly Destruction Techniques:


  • (In reply to his master) "I'll open a big dumpling joint, and I'll eat jumbo dumplings every day--"[17]
  • (To a knocked down Soh Jinhong) "Hey, assassin. Ya sleepin'?"[2]
  • (After tearing off one of Sa Paecheon's arms) "That's one arm."[16]

Alternate TranslationsEdit

  • Gang Yong (LINE)

Notes & TriviaEdit

  • His name literally means "Dragon River" (江龙).
  • He has a fondness for dumplings.