Virtua Fighter 5 (Lau Chan)
By: Alex "Joker" Hall
Started on: April 30, 2007
Completed on: September 16, 2007
E-Mail: Sanctuary_Remix@yahoo.com


-  Well I'll put it simply....I've been working on getting a Virtua Fighter 5
   walkthrough up as a means of my "coming out of retirement" kinda deal.  Well
   I'm still hard at work with it, but I figured as much that I should at least
   put out there some character walkthroughs as well.  I was planning on doing
   this in the first place once I got the full walkthrough up, but I figured
   what the hell....lets do it now.  So with that being said I'm here to give
   you all this guide on Lau.

-  As with every other guide that I've wrote, this guide is my own property!  I
   happily made this for all to enjoy and to use, and all that I ask is that if
   you are planning on using this for your site, then just ask me for permission
   ok.  I'm really easy to get along with and generally don't mind it so long as
   you ask for my permission first.  Don't go thinking "Oh he'll never say ok,
   lets just rip the guide and post it anyways" because that's a flawed way of
   thinking.  Just give it a shot sometime and you may be surprised!  My e-mail
   box is always open!

-  A big reminder to everyone out there....if you're looking for updates to this
   guide, then head on over to www.gamefaqs.com.  I write for that site and that
   site only.....or at least, that's where the guide's origins are.  Any update
   that I do will hit there.  I don't really plan on keeping up with how many
   other hundreds of sites have my guides up for their use and have to go and
   update it on their site as well, so save yourself some trouble and headache
   and check my guide out at GameFAQs ok.  I really don't want to deal with a
   million e-mails asking me about updates and info and such when I'm telling
   you now what to do.



* Lau Chan *
  = Backstory and Stats
  = Move Set
  = Costumes and Clothes Sets
  = Personal Opinion
(User Created Tactics)
(Credits)



*** Lau Chan ***

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-  Backstory  -

-  Lau was unable to win the Fourth World Fighting Tournament, but he found a
   worthy successor to his Ko'en-Ken style - Lei-Fei.  Lei-Fei thristed for
   strength, and was obedient to his new master.  As they trained, however, Lei
   Fei suddenly turned on him, and the weakened Lau survived only because of
   Pai's sudden appearance.  Lau realized that the bond between father and
   daughter was there, in spite of everything.  But death was fast approaching,
   there was nothing that he could do for his daughter.  True to the way he had
   lived his life, he disappeared.  One day, an invitation to the fifth
   tournament arrived at what he had thought was a secret hideaway.  He is now
   ready to face the last fight of his life.

-  Stats  -

   Nationality - Chinese
   Birthday - 10/02/1940
   Hobby - Chinese Poetry
   Height - 172 cm (5'7 3/4)
   Weight - 77 kg (169 lbs)
   Measurements - 99/90/93
   Blood Type - B
   Occupation - Cook
   Fighting Style - Koen-Ken
   Voice Actor - N/A
   First Game - Virtua Fighter


-  Move Set -

-  Now it's time to learn how to use Lau properly.  Remember, you can always
   go into Dojo and use Command Training to perfect using these moves properly.

   * Legend *
   P = Punch
   K = Kick
   G = Guard
   => = Forward
   <= = Back
   \ = Forward/Down
   / = Backward/Down
   ^ = Up
   | = Down
   Hold = Hold certain direction and/or button for at least one sec before
          proceeding
   HCF = Half Circle Forward starting from Back
   HCB = Half Circle Back starting from Forward
   UF = Up/Forward
   UB = Up/Back


   * Normal Moves *

   Chusui - P
   Renshou - P,P
   Raigekishou - P,P,P
   Renkan Tenshinkyaku - P,P,P,K
   Renkan Haitenkyaku - P,P,P,<=(or UB) K
   Renkan Tenshin Soukyaku - P,P,P,|,K
   Souken Senputai - P,P,K
   Haisen Renshou - P,<=,P
   Tenshin Soukoshou - P,<=,P,P
   Renkentai - P,K
   Renkentai~Kokei - P,K,P+K+G
   Chugeki - =>,P
   Hou'ou Soushou - =>,P,P
   Hou'ou Shoshou~Kokei - =>,P,P,P+K+G
   Kosouken - <=,P
   Kosoushou - <=,=>,P
   Hi'en Tenshinshou - <=,<=,P
   Hi'en Renshou - <=,<=,P,|,P
   Hi'en Soukyaku - <=,<=,P,|,K
   Hi'en Senpukyaku - <=,<=,P,K+G
   Souchuken - |,P
   Fukko Sougeki - Hold |,<=,=>,P
   Shajoushou - Hold |,\,P
   Shajou Chusui - Hold |,\,P,P
   Shajou Chusui~Kokei - Hold |,\,P,P,P+K+G
   Renkan Soushou - Hold |,\,P,=>,P
   Renkan Ko'enshou - Hold |,\,P,P+K
   Shakashou - \,P
   Renshou - \,P,P
   Renkanshou - \,P,P,P
   Renshou Tenshinkyaku - \,P,P,P,K
   Renshou Haitenkyaku - \,P,P,P,<=(or UB) K
   Renshou Tenshin Soukyaku - \,P,P,P,|,K
   Renshou Senputai - \,P,P,K
   Junho Chushou - \,\,P
   Junho Renshou - \,\,P,P
   Junho Renshou~Kokei - \,\,P,P,P+K+G
   Housui - /,P
   Renshou - /,P,P
   Hi'en Nyusou - /,P,P,P
   Jinrai Kokou - /,P,P,|,P
   Renkentai - /,P,K
   Renshu Senpu - /,P,K,K
   Renken Sokushu - /,P,\,K
   Katsumentai - K
   Sokushutai - K (while rising from a crouch)
   Ko'en Tenshinkyaku - K,K
   Ko'en Senshi - =>,=>,K
   Kasoutai - |,K
   Ko'en Kasou Renshou - |,K,P
   Sensaitai - Hold |(or /) K
   Tenshin Risenkyaku - Hold |(or /) K,K
   Senchutai - \,K
   Senkyaku Chushou - \,K,P
   Senkyaku Chushou~Kokei - \,K,P,P+K+G
   Senkyaku Renkan Koshou - \,K,P,P
   Genchi Senpukyaku - ^,K
   Rakuchi Kobikyaku - ^,K,K
   Touku Kosenkyaku - UF,K
   Kokyaku Haiten - UB,K
   Enshishou - P+K (can be charged)
   Enshishou~Kokei - P+K then <= while charging
   Tenshin Senchugeki - =>,P+K
   Souko Sensou - =>,=>,P+K
   Sako Soushou - <=,P+K
   Kosou Renshou - <=,P+K,P
   Kosou Renshou~Kokei - <=,P+K,P,P+K+G
   Ko'en Tenshin Utanchu - <=,P+K,P+K
   Kokuko Ransensou (deflect) - <=,=>,P+K
   Ko'en Souken - |,P+K
   Souko Reppa - \,P+K
   Honshin Hekiken - /,P+K
   Senpuga~Kokei - K+G
   Koryu Tenshinkyaku - =>,K+G
   Enjin Senpukyaku - <=,K+G
   Chisoutai - |,K+G
   Kukokyaku - UF,K+G
   Geimen Tansou (stagger) - =>,P+K+G
   Koushokuhi Ko'enshou - P+K (during Defensive Move)
   Kokuko Toushin - P (during Offensive Move)
   Kokuko Choushitsu - K (during Offensive Move)
   

   * Moves from Kokei *

   Senshinken - From Kokei: P
   Senshin Shajoushou - From Kokei: P,P
   Senshin Shajou Sougeki - From Kokei: P,P,P+K
   Touho Ryou'inshou - From Kokei: =>,P
   Kou'ou Sakou - From Kokei: =>,P then P+G during hit
   Haisou - From Kokei: <=,P
   Rensou - From Kokei: <=,P,P
   Gako Kin'you - From Kokei: <=,P,P,P
   Touku Renkanshou - From Kokei: UF,P
   Kokyaku Haiten - From Kokei: K
   Kokei~Enshishou - From Kokei: P+K
   Kosou Gekishou - From Kokei: =>,P+K
   Haichuken - From Kokei (opponent behind): P
   Haigo Shakashou - From Kokei (opponent behind): |,P
   Haichutai - From Kokei (opponent behind): K
   Zaka Sentai - From Kokei (opponent behind): |,K
   Gekihouchu - From Kokei (opponent behind): P+K

   * Throws *
   
   Kensha Touraku - P+G
   Gako Shitsuda - =>,P+G
   Gako Bokushoku - =>,P+G,|(or ^)
   Tenshin Ha'inshou - <=,=>,P+G
   Houshin Soukosoushou - Hold |,=>,P+G
   Ryusha Senten - <=,P+G
   Ryushu Katou - <=,|,P+G
   Raishin Nyurin - \,P+G
   Ko'en Renbu - <=,\,P+G
   Daichi Toushu - \,\,P+G
   Raishin Nyurin - (wall in back) \,P+G
   Ryusha Senten - (wall in back) <=,P+G
   Tenshin Souhashou - (on opponent's left or right) P+G 
   Mouko Haishu - (opponent facing away) P+G

   * Down Attacks *
   
   Toushugeki - (opponent down) \,K
   Kosou Raishu - (opponent down) ^,P

   * Back Attacks *

   Haichuken - (opponent behind) P
   Haigo Shakashou - (opponent behind) |,P
   Haichutai - (opponent behind) K
   Zaka Sentai - (opponent behind) |,K
   Gekihouchu - (opponent behind) P+K
   Kokyaku Haiten - UF,P (during turning attack)
   Touku Haishou - (opponent behind) ^,K+G
      
   * Jump Attacks *
 
   Touku Shashou - (while rising) P
   Touku Chuken - (in midair) P
   Touku Chukyaku - (in midair) K
   Tenshin Soutai - (before landing) K

   * Wall Moves *

   Hekika Haishu - (wall in front) <=,P+K+G
   Hekika Haiten - (wall in front) UB,P+K+G


-  Costumes and Clothes Set  -

-  All Costume Items that can be bought and the costume types that they can be
   used with:

   *Head*
   Green Worker's Cap = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Brown Pigtail = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Unbralmageed Brown Hair = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Shaggy Brown Hair = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Wild Brown Hair = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Queue = 9000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Bun = 9000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Worker's Cap = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Blue Hero's Helm = 9000G   Use: ABCD
   Bronze Crown = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Full Black Beard = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Full Red Beard = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Purple Eye Band = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Golden Crown = 4000G   Use: ABCD
         
   *Face*
   Monocle = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Gauze Mask = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Eyepatch = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Yellow Sunglasses = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Green Contacts = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   
   *Upper Body*
   Dragon Halbred = 1000G   Use: ABC
   Three Point Halbred = 7000G   Use: ABC
   Dragon Broadsword = 6000G   Use: ABC
   Blue Kung Fu Tunic = 6000G   Use: A
   Red Noble Robe = 9000G   Use: B
   Blue Tiger Jacket = 12000G   Use: C
   White Tiger Jacket = 12000G   Use: C
   Brown Kung Fu Tunic = 6000G   Use: A
   Brown Dragon Jacket = 18000G   Use: C
   Red General Armor = 23000G   Use: D
   Black Warrior Armor = 15000G   Use: D
   Purple Warrior Armor = 15000G   Use: D
   Green Master Tunic = 9000G   Use: A
   Purple Master Tunic = 9000G   Use: A
   Black Noble Robe = 14000G   Use: B
   Red Dragon Jacket = 18000G   Use: C
   Brown General Armor = 23000G   Use: D
   White Kung Fu Tunic = 12000G   Use: A
   Teal Noble Robe = 12000G   Use: B
   Lime Tiger Jacket = 12000G   Use: C
   Navy Warrior Armor = 12000G   Use: D
   Red Master Tunic = 12000G   Use: A
   Brown Noble Robe = 23000G   Use: B
   Black Dragon Jacket = 23000G   Use: C
   Teal General Armor = 23000G   Use: D
   
   *Arms*
   
      
   *Lower Body*
   Hero's Sword = 6000G   Use: ABC
   Red Ba Gua Mirror = 2000G   Use: ABCD
   Green Light Plate = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Great Sabre = 4000G   Use: ABC
   Green Nunchaku = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Noble Pants = 6000G   Use: B
   Blue Tiger Pants = 8000G   Use: C
   Bronze Kungfu Shoes = 4000G   Use: ABCD
   Silver Kungfu Shoes = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   White Tiger Pants = 8000G   Use: C
   Brown Kungfu Pants = 4000G   Use: A
   Brown General Pants = 15000G   Use: D
   Black Warrior Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Red Warrior Belt = 1000G   Use: D
   White Warrior Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Green Kungfu Pants = 4000G   Use: A
   Rust Leather Belt = 1000G   Use: A
   Purple Kungfu Pants = 4000G   Use: A
   Tan Leather Belt = 1000G   Use: A
   Gray Noble Pants = 9000G   Use: B
   Red Dragon Pants = 12000G   Use: C
   Brown General Pants = 15000G   Use: D
   Blue Ba Gua Mirror = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Blue Kungfu Pants = 4000G   Use: A
   Blue Koen Shoes = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Blue Leather Belt = 1000G   Use: A
   Navy Kungfu Pants = 8000G   Use: A
   Teal Noble Pants = 8000G   Use: B
   Lime Tiger Pants = 8000G   Use: C
   Navy Warrior Pants = 8000G   Use: D
   Red Kungfu Pants = 8000G   Use: A
   Brown Noble Pants = 15000G   Use: B
   Black Dragon Pants = 15000G   Use: C
   Red General Pants = 15000G   Use: D
   
   
-  Personal Opinion -

-  Ok....here's basically my take on Lau Chan:

   Seriously.....if you have never played this game before or any in the series,
   then dammit man, this is the guy that you have to play as!  There's nothing
   that he can't do!  He's a complete beginner's dream and an expert's godsend.
   Lau can destroy you flat out in like 2 well placed combos along with one or
   two big strikes to end a round.  He makes quick work of opponents with
   lightning fast strikes and quick long hitting combos to say the least.  He
   has a real simple and quick learning curve which beginners will love, and
   his advanced tactics are easy and a blessing, turning people into experts in
   no time flat.  His strength is flawlessly big, and his speed just doesn't
   seem natural for a character of stature.  He seems to have an answer for any
   situation no matter what it is.  If you use a big pressure offense game, then
   he can use it with the blistering combos.  If your thing is countering people
   into annoyance, then he has the means of putting up a defense and counter
   striking the hell out of your opponents til they cry about your cheesiness.
   He can be used to turtle fight, he can be used to pressure offense, hell he
   can even be used to just stand there and look friggin cool with!  There isn't
   much that you can say about him that's bad.  If you learn how to use his
   arsenal properly, you can use a deadly mix up game from high to low attacks.
   Choose Lau if this is your first time playing the game so you can get the
   hang of this game in no time flat.  In the hands of an expert, Lau can be
   deadly.  I've seen the computer and even human players chain together attacks
   and combos to the point that they get perfects back to back with little to no
   effort.  This is due to the fact that his speed is quick enough that unless
   you're an expert yourself, then you won't be able to see it coming or know
   how to properly defend yourself against him.  If you don't want to be a Lau
   user, then you'd better learn how to put up some means of a gameplan against
   him by learning him.  He's a nightmare to face.  I don't know if it was
   because he's fighting a disease and he's on the last leg in life, but the
   makers of Virtua just seemed to say that "If this is the last game that Lau
   will appear in, then he's going out with a bang!"  Like I said to begin with,
   there's just nothing that he can't do and when you use him, you'll see
   exactly what I mean!


(User Character Tactics)

   Ahhhh....the final chapter of this glorious guide of mine....to think I
   finally made it this far.  This part though isn't written entirely by me...
   This part is written by all of you!  That's right....no matter what I say or
   do to tell you things about characters or explaining their ins and outs,
   everyone has their own style and their own way doing things with each
   character.  In that respect I give to all of you this section.  E-mail in
   your tips, tricks, and fighting techs that you find to be useful for the
   given character in the given situation you're in.  The only way this
   section can get bigger, is by all of you, so flood my e-mail box ok!  I know
   it's at the top, but for convienence my e-mail is:

   sanctuary_remix@yahoo.com

   I will give full credit to you that send in your tips and tricks, so be a pal
   and help out those around you by contributing to this guide!

   * Lau Chan *





(Credits)

-  First and foremost I give credit to Sega for coming out with one kick ass
   fighter.  I've never been so jaw dropped before by a fighting game with all
   that it shows off.  I'm still going strong with it, so I think I'm now
   turning into a Virtua Fighter fan!  Way to go Sega, by making an addictive
   game like this!

-  Secondly I'd like to give creds to all of those out there that asked for me
   to come back and make more walkthroughs.  You have no clue how much I missed
   doing these, and just because I'm in the Marines, doesn't mean I have to 
   retire from walkthrough writing!  Thank you for all the support and e-mails
   that all of you have sent telling me how good my past walkthroughs were and
   that you all wanted to see more.  Without the support, I think the drive and
   the love for walkthrough writing would of left me a long time ago.

-  If there's anything that you wish to add or correct in my walkthrough, then
   by all means, shoot me an e-mail at sanctuary_remix@yahoo.com.  I'll take
   your comments and concerns seriously and get back to you as fast as I can.
   You will be given the proper credit as well for contributing to my guide.

   Thanks again, and I'll sees yas all later!

   Alex "Joker" Hall
   Sanctuary Remix