Lan Di is the main antagonist in the Shenmue franchise and is the target of Ryo Hazuki's revenge quest. His martial arts skill is of an extremely high standard as illustrated when he defeats Iwao Hazuki, a jujitsu master in his own right, with little trouble. Xiuying Hong, a martial arts master Ryo meets in Shenmue II, also references his abilities when sparring with Ryo. Although he is the lead antagonist, Lan Di only makes two proper appearances: during the opening sequence of the first game and when arriving in a helicopter to collect Yuanda Zhu from the top of the Yellow Head building. However, he can be seen in a dream sequence and during the 'bad endings' in both games.