The Kung-Fu

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The Kung-Fu

Post by Joshua » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:21 pm

Mr. Bai Shu

The Shadow-Master of the Osaka clan and owner of the Junior Warriors Anti-Bullying franchise, Mr. Bai Shu is a longtime foe of Roundhouse and general supplier of ninja to the NYC area. Almost all appearances of Mr. Shu have involved the heroes knowing he runs an oriental mafia in the city, but being utterly unable to get proof of that connection. As such, Mr. Shu enjoys a rare level of public awareness and regularly does TV interviews.

He is an outspoken opponent against bullying, to the point where he has actually called off heists to intervene. Cyberbullying in particular tweaks him off. It has been stated that he believes Roundhouse to be a bully.

Personally, Mr. Shu is a master of stealth, breaking and entering, showmanship, stage-illusion, escape and hand-to-hand combat. While one or two non-cannon appearances of him have used actual magic, most powers he have are attributed to drugs, other low-tech tricks, and pressure-point techniques.

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Re: The Kung-Fu

Post by Joshua » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:35 pm

Roundhouse

Roundhouse is very-clearly not Chuck Norris in a very legally distinct way. That being said, he's a martial-arts anti-hero who likes to end fights with a roundhouse kick to the head. His comic, debuting in the early 80's was full of intentional broken aesops about the use of violence to stop violence. To date, longterm fans of the series are unsure if these were intended as a parody or were unintentionally hilarious.

Roundhouse himself was never a popular character, and his comic quickly evolved to giving his villains more time than he got. Often he was portrayed as the "heroic" boogeyman to scare villains who were not nearly as bad as he thought they were. Likewise, his team-up events were used to highlight the other hero's morality.

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