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Shang-Chi
Nick Name
Master of Kung Fu
Civilian ID
Shang-Chi
Occupation

Assassin

Espionage Agent

Fisherman

Martial Artist


Legal Status
Citizen of China with no known criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Hunan, China
Group Affiliation

Avengers

Heroes for Hire

Marvel Knights

MI-6


Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
5' 10"
Weight
175 lbs.
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Normal human with mastery of various forms of martial arts and meditation to focus his chi or life force.


Accessories
Various weapons typical of martial artist.
Common Enemies

Carlton Velcro

Dr. Fu Manchu

Razor-Fist I

Razor-Fist II

Razor-Fist III


Regularly Appearing

Avengers World

Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu

Marvel Knights Vol. 1

Master of Kung-Fu


First Appearance

Special Marvel Edition #15 (Dec. 1973)


Note: Special Marvel Edition originally reprinted silver-age Thor then later Sergeant Fury stories. With issue #17 the book was re-titled The Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu.


Creator
Steve Englehart, Jim Starlin & Chic Stone
Origin

Shang-Chi was trained from birth to be a living weapon and the heir to his father Dr. Fu Manchu's criminal empire. Rendered virtually immortal by the mysterious Elixir Vitae, Fu Manchu had several heirs, such as his daughter Fah Lo Suee. She rebelled against her father and kept her youth by using the elixir.


Shang-Chi would also rebel against his families evil and became an agent of justice known as the Master of Kung Fu.


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