Yao is a character from Kingdom Hearts II. He is one of three aspiring warriors who joined the Imperial army of the Land of Dragons, the other two being Chien Po and Ling. He is the shortest, both in stature and temper, among the three.
When Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Mulan attempt to join the army, Sora is attempting to get in line when Yao cuts in front of him. When Sora objects, Yao punches him in the face, which leads to a massive brawl between himself, Sora, Donald, Ling, and Chien Po, which Goofy attempts to break up and Mulan succeeds in breaking up. While he disliked Sora and co. at first, he softened his attitude towards them after they saved China from Shan-Yu and the Heartless.
Kingdom Hearts II
One of the men drafted to help defend China from the Hun invasion.
Yao's a compact sort of fellow who likes to brag that he's tougher than anybody else.
Yao is a short, broad-shoulderd, muscular man with a prominently bruised left eye. He has thick, rectangular, black eyebrows and thick, black sideburns not unlike Xaldin's, as they hook around his cheeks and form a thin mustache on his upper lip. His chin is quite large and his nose is flat. Yao dresses in Chinese armor colored mostly in shades of grey and red. His helmet has a red tassel on its top and he carries a jian with a gold guard and pommel and a black hand grip.
- Yao's name means "one" (the number) in Mandarin Chinese, while Ling's name coincidentally means "zero".