Fist of the North Star delivered a cast of memorable characters whose lives intertwined in a web of violence and brutality. The story dealt with mature themes including loss, love, betrayal, redemption, revenge and honor. The titular character in Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage – and the original Fist of the North Star manga – Kenshiro, also known as Ken, is the successor of a deadly martial arts style known as Hokuto Shinken. This deadly art allows him to kill enemies from within by striking the body’s vital points. The true story of Fist of the North Star is set in motion after the world falls into despair following a nuclear war.