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Victory Ramenman (ビクトリー・ラーメンマン)Ramenman was a Chinese Choujin (superhuman) who specialized in Kung Fu and technical wrestling. He claims to know over 1,000 different techniques. He has an oval-shaped face with a Fu Manchu moustache and wears a queue hairstyle. On his forehead is the kanji 中 (Chuu), which is the first character in 中国 (Chuugoku), the Japanese word for China. Unlike most Choujins he lacks a muscular body and instead possesses an athletic build, particularly in the earlier chapters when he had a bony and slender build and his cheekbones stuck out.
During the time of his first appearance (20th Choujin Olympics Arc), he is known as the Most Zangyaku Choujin (残虐超人, Brutal Superman) and kills many of his opponents, but as the series progresses he fights as a Seigi Choujin (正義超人, Justice Superman). During his Zangyaku Choujin days, he was a gentleman after leaving the ring and even disliked using weapons.
At one point in the series, he is in a vegetative state due to a severe head injury. So he assumes the identity of Mongolman (モンゴルマン) for a while, wearing a special mask made of a healing tree bark, so that he can fight once again. He was also one of the few characters in Kinnikuman to never die.
He became very popular with readers (more than Kinnikuman himself), ranking 3rd in both the Good and Evil categories of the first Character Poll and then ranking First in the 2nd Poll. Yudetamgo have stated that they originally intended for him to be merely a one time villain for the Choujin Olympics, but he became so popular after his Third Place Determination Match against Terryman that they decided to keep him around. In response to this popularity, Ramenman got his own spin-off series called Tatakae!! Ramenman.