Lau Chan is a fictional Chinese character in the video game series Virtua Fighter.
A leading Chinese chef, he is also a master of the legendary martial art Koen-ken style (Or Tiger Swallow Fist style). A quiet man, he nevertheless has the air of resourcefulness and skill seen only in those skilled in the art of Koen-ken. His cold appearance belies a gentle nature. He achieved one of his life's ambitions when he was awarded the Grand Prix at the world's most renowned competition for Chinese chefs. As a perfectionist by nature, he enters the World Fighting Tournament to achieve mastery in another craft--at the cost of abandoning his daughter, Pai.
Now, he is ready to fulfill his next ambition. He is resolved to enter the World Fighting Tournament and win the Tournament. After the First Tournament, he retreated to the mountains to train and develop new techniques to improve his ultimate art. He is taking part in the Second World Fighting Tournament using advanced Koen-ken techniques.(taken from US/European manual of Virtua Fighter)
Virtua Fighter 3
Shortly after losing the 2nd tournament to Akira by only the tiniest of margins, Lau received word that his restaurant was in a dire financial situation. For a while, Lau returned to its kitchen in an attempt to revive his once famous restaurant. When he received an invitation to the 3rd tournament, Lau left the kitchen in the hands of his best apprentice, and began the preparations for his journey. They say a thin smile appeared on his lips...(taken from US/European manual of Virtua Fighter 3)
Virtua Fighter 4
In the last tournament, Lau lost to Kage. Dejected, he went back to push his skills to another level. However, he finds out that he has a rare illness that cannot be cured. He then decides there must be a successor to his skills. However, he has been unable to find a proper successor. When he hears of the 4th world tournament, he decides to join the tournament, hoping to find a suitable candidate.(taken from US/European manual of Virtua Fighter 4)
Virtua Fighter 5
A master of the Ko'en-Ken style, Lau found a worthy opponent in the Fourth World Fighting Tournament in Lei-Fei. The young fighter thirsted for all of Lau's knowledge and was obedient to his new master. However, while they were training, Lei-Fei suddenly turned on him and Lau barely survived in his weakened state. About the same time, Lau's only daughter, Pai Chan, also disappeared. Though he had abandoned her long ago, he realised that their bond was still intact, but with death rapidly approaching, he felt he had no choice but to disappear from her life again. He withdrew to what he thought was a secret hideaway when mysteriously his invitation to the Fifth World Fighting Tournament appeared.(taken from US/European manual of Virtua Fighter 5)
- Father of Pai, defeated her in Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter 2, and Virtua Fighter 3, and was saved by her in Virtua Fighter 4.
- Was attacked by Lei-Fei in Virtua Fighter 4.