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For this character's Double Dragon 3 arcade counterpart, see Chin Taime.
Not to be confused with Chin Seimei.

Chin Taimei (チン・タイメイ?), or Chintai Mei (ちん・たいめい?), shortened to Chintai in localized manuals, is a recurring enemy in the Double Dragon series. He first appeared as the boss of Mission 2 in the NES port of Double Dragon, and later as a regular enemy.

He returned with a new design as a sub-boss in Double Dragon II: The Revenge, being much taller, armed with bastons, and generally encountered in pairs - traits which he retains in most following titles.


Chin Taimei was a skilled Kung Fu practitioner and master of the Koh-oh Ken style who hailed from China. At some point, he joined the Black Warriors criminal organization merely as a way to fight strong opponents and improve his skills.

He was first introduced in the series in the NES port of Double Dragon, basically being a replacement for Jeff in that version.


Double Dragon[]

Chintai's first appearance in the series takes place in the NES port of the first Double Dragon. He doesn't appear in the original arcade version of the game, basically being a replacement for Jeff.

Chin's first encounter with a Lee takes place at the top of a construction site at the end of Mission 2, during Billy's quest to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend, Marian. Despite Chin's great kung fu skills, he is ultimately defeated by Billy.

There is a known trick to easily defeat him. As soon as he comes out of the door at the top of the building, quickly climb back down the two sets of ladders to scroll him off the screen (he won't give chase unless the player is standing on the same floor as him). The game will then consider he has been defeated and the mission will automatically end.

Double Dragon II: The Revenge[]

Time later, Chin plotted a rematch against the brothers, this time armed with a pair of bastons and having mastered new techniques, such as employing flying kicks, sweeping round kicks, and performing somersaults in combat. However, he was once again defeated by the Double Dragons and this time he presumably died from fatal injuries sustained during the fight.[2]

In the arcade version, he is much taller than his NES incarnation from the first game, has a shorter hairstyle and his outfit has been redesigned into a sleeveless, two piece, martial arts gi, wearing a black belt around his waist and wearing wristbands.

He is introduced very late in the game. His first encounter takes place right outside the gate to the enemy's base at the end of Mission 3, where he acts as the area boss. From then onward, they are usually encountered in pairs –apparently playing the role of an evil counterpart to the Double Dragons– and act as sort of minibosses, with two more attacking shortly after invading the base. Two Chins in gold uniforms act as Willy's bodyguards (similar to Jeff in the first game).

In the NES version, Chin resembles an amalgamation from his two previous incarnations (NES Double Dragon and arcade Double Dragon II), now having brown and longer hair, wearing a two piece sleeveless martial arts gi, and always armed with a pair of bastons. Like in the arcade version, his attacks now mainly consist in a melee combo with the bastons and flying kicks. They are always encountered in pairs.

In the PC Engine CD version, Chin appears as a shirtless giant man with long hair tied into a ponytail. He is a much tougher boss than his NES counterpart.

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones[]

One year later, during a trip to China in their search of the fabled Sacred Stones of Power, the Lee brothers were confronted by another skillful martial artist called Chin Seimei, who happened to be none other than Chin Taimei's older brother seeking revenge for his death at their hands; however, he was also defeated. Realizing their superiority, Chin offered to join them in their search of the stones, with the intention of also improving his own fighting skills along the way and hoping to one day fight them again in a honorable match.[3]

Double Dragon Advance[]

Renamed Chen Wang-Yu (Chinese: 陳王羽), this character reappears as a common enemy in this game. He usually fights alongside Chen Yuan Gui, and like him, also wields bastons, although same as his previous incarnations, he cannot be disarmed.

Double Dragon (mobile)[]

Warrior and master of Koh-oh Ken. His ties to the Black Warriors are simply a means to test his mettle among the toughest in the world.
~ Official description
Personal data
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
  • Hobbies: Training

Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons[]

He is a master of bōjutsu (martial art of stick fighting). He's especially good at using sticks and kicks.

He is treated as a boss due to his natural charisma and excellent abilities, even though he is a newcomer. He is the highest class enemy except for the boss, Willy.[4]

  • Body type: Boss C (middle size between Abobo and the heroes)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Middle 30s
  • Personality: ...
  • Features: Bōjutsu and Dragon Kick.

Double Dragon IV[]

An enemy whose movements are so quick they make opponents dizzy. A master of Chinese Kenpo whose jump attack catches opponents off-guard.
~ Official description

Chin Taimei returns as a regular enemy in Double Dragon IV. He resembles his NES Double Dragon II incarnation and can be unlocked as a playable character by completing Mission 7 of Story Mode.

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons[]

Chin Tai Mei is skilled in the art of Koh-oh Ken, and is obsessed with improving his skill, even through unorthodox methods.
When he was caught stealing the Koh-oh Ken manuscript, his master banished him the dojo. Now he roams the city, looking to hone his skill while fighting for the highest bidder.
~ Official description

Chin is a playable character in Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons.

Other appearances[]

River City Girls 2[]

Chin appears as a common enemy in this game. He now wears a blue (apparently one piece) sportswear with both arms and legs rolled up sleeves and held with a brown belt, and wears big pink headphones attached to an equally pink walkman, and pink sneakers (possibly alluding to his usual purple garments). He is described to enjoy collecting rocks and stones. He has two variants named Li Cheng and Yagyu.


Artworks and portraits[]



  • Chin was apparently inspired by legendary martial artist and action film actor, Jackie Chan.
    • Cheng-Fu, a character appearing in the 1995 one-on-one fighting game Double Dragon for the Neo Geo, who was apparently also modeled after Jackie Chan (being a double reference itself), also borrows aspects from Chin Taimei, such as his iconic purple garments and hairstyle.
  • Chin's physical appearance in the PC Engine CD port of Double Dragon II (long and well combed hair tied into a ponytail) somewhat resembles American action films actor Steven Seagal, mainly from his 1980s-1990s era.

See also[]


  1. Renamed Chen Wang-Yu in Double Dragon Advance.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chin Taimei presumably dies from injuries suffered during the events of Double Dragon II, which is the reason why his brother Chin Seimei seeks revenge against the Lee brothers in the third game. Even though Chin Taimei reappears in other games, these are only retellings/remakes of the first game.
  3. As depicted in Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones for the NES.
  4. An Introduction to Characters | Black Warriors at The Legend of Fighting Action Game: Double Dragon II.
  5. @food2han at Twitter (April 9, 2023).

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