Hei Xiong, more commonly known by his nickname Junior, is a character introduced in the "Yellow" Trailer, as its main antagonist. He makes his first proper appearance in the series in "Painting the Town...", giving what information he knows about Roman Torchwick to Yang Xiao Long and Neptune Vasilias.
In the "Yellow" Trailer, he is briefly interrogated by Yang for information about Raven Branwen. His weapon of choice is a missile launcher that fires several homing missiles. It also doubles as a large club.
Junior wears a black vest over a white dress shirt, a red tie, black gloves and black dress pants. He has gray eyes, short black hair, along with a matching beard and mustache. Junior is also exceptionally tall, standing a full head over Yang and the twins.
Sometimes, Junior can be seen wearing red-tinted glasses identical to the ones worn by his henchmen.
Junior has a somewhat brutish personality, not liking to be pushed around and picking on others. However he tends to hide behind his henchmen unless forced into a fight himself. He is also somewhat dull or gullible, as he easily fell for Yang's offer to "kiss and make up" before being punched in the face.
Junior also appears to get intimidated easily, as seen with Yang following her return to the club in "Painting the Town..." due to a previous encounter. Junior even has a resentment for his own men, as he is seemingly regularly disappointed by their failures.
Powers and Abilities
Junior is a decently skilled fighter, and displays a great deal of strength while fighting Yang. Even while defending with Ember Celica, he has the capacity to overpower her with his weapon, which none of his henchmen could. His durability is also noteworthy, withstanding numerous punches that incapacitated his henchmen in a single hit.
In terms of ability, Junior is also noteworthy out of combat. He appears to be a form of information broker, and according to Yang, he supposedly knows everything in Vale.
- Junior alludes to the baby bear from Goldilocks and the Three Bears. For more information on this allusion, as well as other choices the creators made for this character, see Junior Xiong/Behind the Scenes.
- Junior's nickname for Yang, "Blondie", is a reference to Barbara Dunkelman's old Rooster Teeth username, Twitter handle and current Xbox Gamertag, "BlawnD".