Kung Fu Fighter
Nick Name
Civilian ID
Richard Dragon


Martial Arts Instructor

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Affiliation
Base of Operations
New York, New York
175 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers
Normal human with above average strength, stamina and agility for a man of his age, with master skills as a martial artist.

Dragon's Claw: Jade pendant worn abound the neck which serves as a focus for Dragon's concentration, although it apparently possesses no mystical power.

Common Enemies

Bronze Tiger


Lady Shiva

Preying Mantis

(The) Slash

Regularly Appearing
Richard Dragon: Kung-Fu Fighter Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance
Richard Dragon: Kung-Fu Fighter Vol. 1 #1 (April - May, 1975)
Jim Dennis & Leopoldo Duranona

A sneak thief, Richard Dragon attempted to steal a valuable jade Buddha from a Kyoto, Japan residence. Discovered, Dragon's crime was stopped by an old man and his student. Rendered helpless and humiliated, Dragon accepted the old man's offer to train him in the martial arts. The old man who would become known to Dragon as O-Sensei saw a possible destiny of greatness in the young thief.

After years of training, Dragon became a master of the martial arts and friends with O-Sensei's student Benjamin Turner (Bronze Tiger). Dragon became a man of peace dedicated to use his martial arts skills only when reason failed.

Dragon eventually settled into the life of a martial arts instructor in New York, but destiny sought him out and he often traveled the world battling for the cause of justice as a Kung-Fu Fighter.

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