- This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lau/Zhou.
Lau Ka Long (劉家龍, Lau Ga Long/ラウ・カーロン, Rau Kāron), also known as Zhou Ka Long (周家龍, Zhou Ga Long/チャウ・カーロン, Chau Kāron), is a recurring antagonist in the Yakuza series first introduced in the original Yakuza. He is the former head of the Snake Flower Triad as well as an arms dealer.
He wears a tailor-made suit with ornate details over a purple mandarin collar shirt, white suit pants and matching white dress shoes. His weapon of choice is an ornate spear. He has long hair which is done into a ponytail and has a large scar on his face.
Lau established the Snake Flower Triad's presence in Japan by taking over Yokohama's underworld during the 1980s due to its large Chinese population. As well as extorting local businesses for protection money, the gang also specialized in forging passports and travel documents for illegal immigrants. Lau established the Triad's headquarters in a large Chinese restaurant in the city.
In 1993, Kazuma Kiryu fell foul of the Snake Flower Triad after Lau found out that his Kazama Family were trying to muscle in on his passport forgery business. This resulted in him being tortured by the triad, until his patriarch Shintaro Kazama rescued him.
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In 2005, Kiryu once again goes over to the Snake Flower headquarters after finding out that they had kidnapped Haruka Sawamura. Kiryu defeats Lau, who has Haruka tied to a chair, but is swiftly arrested by Junichi Sudo, who arrives a cohort of police officers
In the years leading up to 2009, the Snake Flower Triad form an association with Goh Hamazaki's Hamazaki Family to control Yokohama. In return, Hamazaki offers the Triad control of the proposed Okinawa resort.
Later, the Snake Flower Triad kidnaps Rikiya Shimabukuro. Coming to Rikiya's rescue, Kiryu once again confronts Lau, who says the primary reason he teamed up with Hamazaki was to exact his revenge on Kiryu for humiliating him four years earlier. After Kiryu defeats Lau, his officers are about to execute Rikiya when they are both shot dead by the man Kiryu recognizes as the man who looks like Shintaro Kazama. The man then appears to shoot Lau dead before running off. The apparent death of Lau spells the end of the Snake Flower Triad's operations in Japan.
Lau is mentioned during a substory through a member of the Snake Flower Triad terrorizing Kamurocho with a small bomb attack.
Lau Ka Long appears in this game as a Summon, a special attack done by another person that can be activated through Ichiban Kasuga's phone. His appearance has changed substantially; he now wears a black leather jacket and matching leather pants, and he wears his hair loose rather than in a ponytail. His Summon attack involves a heavily dramatized version of his dual swords fighting style, wherein both of the swords appear to be on fire.
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- Lau makes an appearance as a Super Rare attack soldier card in Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!'s Battle Dungeon minigame under the name Lau Gau Long.
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