In a Chinatown , a group of five martial artists consisting of Fajar ""The Botanist"", Sean ""The Fighter"", Kuroki ""The Artist"", Jinfeng ""The CEO"", and Yang ""The Leader"" attack a martial arts school, massacring all of the students. Yang then confronts the school's sifu and demands he hand over the knowledge he seeks, revealing himself as a former student. The sifu resists and is killed by Yang, who subsequently finds the sifu's child and orders Fajar to kill them. However, the child is revived thanks to a magical talisman, though its power is limited as every time it is used, the user will suffer accelerated aging.
Eight years after the attack on the school, the child has become an accomplished Martial Artist, training him or herself to take revenge on Yang and his subordinates. The Martial Artist tracks them all down one by one, killing them after their duels (though it is possible to spare them on subsequent playthroughs). Eventually, the Martial Artist confronts Yang himself, who reveals he was originally banished from the school for attempting to use the Talisman to save his wife and daughter, which motivated him to kill his sifu in revenge. The Martial Artist and Yang then battle, with the Martial Artist eventually becoming the victor.
If the Martial Artist killed any of the targets, it is implied that they failed to follow the teachings of ""Wude"" and are revived back to their original starting point eight years in the past.
If the Martial Artist spared all of the targets, they eventually succumb to their wounds inflicted by Yang and die, but by following the teachings of ""Wude"", they achieve enlightenment. A post-credits scene then shows a sifu tending to their students with the Talisman in their possession, implying the Martial Artist survived.