Real Name: Robert Fong
Occupation: Heroin Dealer
Group Membership: Leader of criminal organization
Affiliations: See above
Enemies: Shang-Chi, Linda Fong
Known Relatives: Linda (daughter)
Base of Operations: a mansion in upstate New York; operation works out of Chinatown and Harlem
First Appearance: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu#3 (August, 1974)
Powers/Abilities: None. The Adder was
presumably reasonably skilled in the martial arts, as were his
men. He was experienced with a sword. Both he and his men were
garbed in the fashion of warriors of ancient China. He was
merciless, and was willing to torture his own family if need be.
His estate was guarded by attack dogs, in addition to his own men.
(Deadly Hands of Kung Fu#3/6 (fb)-BTS) - Robert Fong became one of the wealthiest men in Chinatown by selling heroin. He established a criminal organization, and became known as the Adder, because he spread his throughout the cities. However, while he had a strong reputation as the Adder, his true name remained secret.
(Deadly Hands of Kung Fu#3/6 (fb)-BTS) - Fong's daughter, Linda, discovered that her father was the Adder. Mortified, she fled his mansion into Chinatown. The Adder sent his men to retrieve her.
(Deadly Hands of Kung Fu#3/6) - Within an hour, his men had
located Linda. She sought aid from Shang-Chi, who fought off her
would be abductors, but when reinforcements arrived she
fled--right into the arms of a third group of the Adder's men.
Taking Linda hostage, they forced Shang-Chi into the back of
their delivery truck to take him to the Adder. Shortly after
their arrival, Shang broke out of the truck, where he found Linda
bound and being questioned by her father. Although she had only
been gone for an hour and promised she had told no one, the Adder
decided he would use a red-hot poker to be sure she was telling
Shang-Chi broke in and stopped him from harming Linda, and he quickly overpowered the Adder's men. The Adder drew his sword and charged Shang, who side-stepped and kicked him--right out a window--and he fell to his death.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy.
No known connections to:
The daughter of the Robert Fong, she was mortified after learning he was the Adder. She fled to Chinatown, but was brought back by his men. She was saved from torture by Shang-Chi, but remained hurt after learning her father would sooner lose her than his drug trade.
--Deadly Hands of Kung Fu#3/6 (3/6(fb)-BTS, 3/6
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu#3 (August, 1974) - Doug Moench (writer), Paul Gulacy (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Tony Isabella (editor)
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